Update: Fate of watershed rules still up in the air

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 1, and likely decide whether to designate eight watersheds in northwest Ohio as “distressed.”While Farm Bureau does not believe the public will have an opportunity to comment, we do want to make members aware of the details if they are interested in attending. The meeting will be held at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E Main Street, Reynoldsburg, in the Bromfield Administration Building.A special task group of the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission met Oct. 25 to discuss an Ohio Department of Agriculture report intended to justify the designation. The task group declined to discuss a previously submitted Ohio Farm Bureau analysis that shows the criteria for declaring a watershed in distress have not been met.Group Chairman and OSWCC member Fred Cash will prepare a report on the group’s findings that will be presented to the full commission Nov. 1. Ohio State Vice President and CFAES Dean Cathann Kress will assist in preparing that report. At that meeting, the full commission may vote to approve or deny the designation or to conduct further study.In July, Gov. John Kasich issued an executive order to declare the watersheds to be distressed. The order is subject to approval by the commission. Upon advice from legislators, Farm Bureau, SWCDs and others, the commission chose to defer its decision pending the task group study. If approved, the designation would require 7,000 farmers to create nutrient management plans and restrict nutrient application.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

How to Migrate Timelines Between Video Editing Applications

first_imgIn Resolve go to Session and click Render.Under the Easy Setup tab select Avid AAF Round Trip (this will still work in Premiere).After selecting your desired export codec you can simply hit “Render”.Once completed you can jump into premiere and import the AAF file which will pop up as a single sequence.If you have multiple timelines you will need to export multiple AAF files. The clips should automatically pop up in Premiere. If a clip pops up the “media offline” error box you can relink the file by simply right clicking and selecting Relink. This technique also works with XML files out of Resolve as well.FCPX to PremiereTo export from FCPX to Premiere you have to use Resolve Lite.In Final Cut Pro X go to File > Export XML where you will be asked to name and save a new .fcpxml file format. The new .fcpxml file can be imported into Resolve.In Resolve click Load and select your FCPXML file.A dialogue box will pop up, click Ok. You will now be able to see your clips in the timeline.Inside of Resolve go to Session and Click Render.Under the Easy Setup tab select Avid AAF Round Trip (this works for Premiere, don’t worry).After selecting your desired export codec you can simply hit render. Your clips will now render.Once completed you can jump into Premiere and import the AAF file which will pop up as a single sequence.If you have multiple timelines you will need to export multiple AAF files. The clips should automatically pop up in Premiere.Migrating Timelines To FCPXPremiere to FCPXTo import Premiere Timelines into FCPX you must convert your Premiere project to a .fcpxml file format. The best way to use this is via DaVinci Resolve Lite which is free.In Premiere go to File>Export>AAF, choose a name, and click save.You can now import the .aaf file into Resolve Lite.Once inside Resolve go to Session>Export.In the dropdown menu Select Final Cut Pro XML Round Trip.Now select all the clips you want to send to Final Cut Pro and hit “start render”.Now jump back into FCPX and go to File>Import>XML.Avid to FCPX Move your video editing sequences from one application to another using these quick workflows.In an ideal world you would be able to open any video editing project file in any program, but it’s not that simple. Each video editing application has it’s own set of tools, workflow and effects, so the round tripping process is somewhat convoluted. This is where AAF and XML files come into play.AAF and XML files are designed to help migrate sequences between video editing apps. They make it possible to go from FCPX to Resolve to Avid to Premiere and anything in-between. However, there is a specific workflow that should be followed for each migration to ensure success. In the following post we will take a step-by-step look at the migration process between the big 4 editing softwares: Avid, Premiere, Resolve, and FCPX.For some of these workflows you will have to use DaVinci Resolve Lite as a bridge program. Thankfully Resolve Lite is free from BlackmagicDesign’s site.Migrating Timelines To PremiereAvid to PremiereImporting Avid sequences into Premiere is easy.In Avid, with your sequence or master clip selected in the bin, right click and hit “export.When the box pops up select “Untitled” from the dropdown menu and click the box that says “Options”.Under the “Export As” dropdown you can select AAF, click save.You will now be able to import the AAF file into Premiere. You can find out more information about this workflow by going to Avid’s site.Resolve to Premiere Migrating Timelines To ResolveFCPX to Resolve In Avid, with your sequence or master clip selected in the bin, right-click and hit “export.When the box pops up select “Untitled” from the dropdown menu and click the box that says options.Under the Export As dropdown you can select AAF and click save.You will now be able to import the AAF file into Resolve.In Resolve click the “Load” button.Select your AAF file and click Open.A dialogue box will pop up, click “Ok”. You should now see your Avid sequence in the timeline. Migrating Timelines To AvidResolve to Avid With your clips selected in Premiere go to File>Export>AAF.You will be asked to name the AAF file.You can now click import the file directly into Avid. Your sequence should auto populate the clips inside of Avid.FCPX to AvidTo export from FCPX to Avid you have to use Resolve Lite. Unfortunately this is the best workflow for going from FCPX to Avid.In Final Cut Pro X go to File > Export XML where you will be asked to name and save a new .fcpxml file format. The new .fcpxml file can be imported into Resolve.In Resolve click Load and select your FCPXML file.A dialogue box will pop up, click Ok.You will now be able to see your clips in the timeline.Inside of Resolve go to Session and Click Render.Under the Easy Setup tab select Avid AAF Round Trip.After selecting your desired export codec you can simply hit render. Your clips will now render.Once completed you can jump into Avid and import the AAF file which will pop up as a single sequence.If you have multiple timelines you will need to export multiple AAF files. The clips should automatically pop up in Avid. It’s a long process but it works.Have any other tips for migrating sequences between editing software? Share in the comments below.Resources:FCP X: Transfer Projects to Premiere Pro CC – Larry JordanExporting Projects for Other Applications – Adobe PremiereRound-Tripping with Avid Media Composer – Video 2 Brain In Final Cut Pro X go to File > Export XML where you will be asked to name and save a new .fcpxml file format.The new .fcpxml file can be imported into Resolve.In Resolve click Load and select your FCPXML file.A dialogue box will pop up, click “Ok”. You will now be able to see your clips in the timeline.Premiere to ResolveThe workflow from Premiere to Resolve is incredibly easy. Because Premiere has the ability to save AAF files or XML files you have options because Resolve accepts both AAF and XML files.In Premiere go to File>Export> AAF or XML.Save your file in the pop-up box.Jump to Resolve and click the Load button.You can now select either your AAF or XML file, select “Open”.A box will pop up, click Ok. You should now see your Premiere sequence in the timeline.Avid to Resolve Inside of Resolve go to Session and Click Render.Under the Easy Setup tab select Avid AAF Round Trip.After selecting your desired export codec you can simply hit render. Your clips will now render.Once completed you can jump into Avid and import the AAF file which will pop up as a single sequence.If you have multiple timelines you will need to export multiple AAF files. The clips should pop up in Avid.Premiere to Avid With your sequence or master clip selected in the bin right-click and hit “export”.When the box pops up select “Untitled” from the dropdown menu and click the box that says options.Under the ‘Export As’ dropdown you can select AAF and click save.FCPX can’t read AAF files so you will have to use DaVinci Resolve Lite, but don’t worry it’s free. You will now be able to import the AAF file into Resolve.In Resolve go to Session>Export.In the dropdown menu Select “Final Cut Pro XML Round Trip”.Now select all the clips you want to send to Final Cut Pro and hit “Start Render”. Your new .fcpxml file should be made.Now jump back into FCPX and go to File>Import>XML. You can now import the .fcpxml file in FCPX.Resolve to FCPXExporting to FCPX is easy in Resolve.Go to Session>Export.In the render settings dropdown menu labeled “Easy Setup” select “Final Cut Pro XML Round-Trip”.Now select all your clips in the timeline and hit “Start Render”.Resolve will create a .fcpxml file that you can now import into Final Cut Pro X.To do this in FCPX go to File>Import>XML and select your new .fcpxml file. You should now see your video clips in the timeline.last_img read more

SC seeks responses on plea for compensation to rape victim

first_imgA day after a 10-year-old rape victim gave birth in a Chandigarh hospital, the Supreme Court sought responses from the Central and the Chandigarh authorities on a plea to pay her ₹10 lakh in compensation.On July 27, faced with a medical opinion that an abortion would endanger the lives of both the girl and her 32-week-old foetus, the Supreme Court was compelled to refuse the medical termination of the pregnancy. Appearing before a Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Friday, senior advocate Indira Jaising, in an oral mentioning, said Chandigarh authorities have been insisting on a charge sheet before considering the question of payment of any compensation.“That is no answer…what they say is absurd. We will issue notice to the Chandigarh administration,” the Bench said.“Yesterday, this court had given a compensation of ₹10 lakh to a woman in a similar kind of case. Here is a 10-year-old mother who cannot look after the child. Nothing has been paid so far to her,” Ms. Jaising, who represents the interests of the girl, submitted.The court has also sought a response from the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and District Legal Services Authority of Chandigarh and posted the matter for further hearing on August 22. The court had on July 17 directed the Bihar government to pay ₹10 lakh compensation to a destitute woman who was allegedly raped and not allowed to abort her 26-week pregnancy after a medical board’s opinion. The court found that the woman, who is also HIV positive, had gone to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to get her pregnancy terminated when she was in the 17th week of pregnancy.Earlier, in the 10-year-old’s case, while expressing its inability to intervene on her behalf, the Supreme Court had strongly urged the Centre to set up permanent medical boards in all States so that women, especially child rape victims, could receive expedient access to medical care.The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 bars abortion if the foetus has crossed the 20-week mark. An exception to the law can be made if a registered medical practitioner certifies to the court that continuing with the pregnancy would be life-threatening for the mother and the baby.last_img read more

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: India leads opening ceremony parade

first_imgVijay Kumar leads the Indian contingent during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, July 23, 2014. Photo by Phil Noble(Reuters)The opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games kicked off with a glittering start on Wednesday with India leading the parade by virtue of being the hosts in the previous edition.The Indian contingent was led by London Olympics silver-medallist shooter Vijay Kumar around the Celtic Park.India’s female athletes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted the red turbans.India were followed by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia, Pakistan and Brunei.This year, 71 nations will compete in 18 disciplines at 13 venues of the games from July 23 – August 3.In the previous edition of the games in Delhi, India won a total of 101 medals – 38 gold, 27 silver, 36 bronze, and finished second behind Australia.The ceremony will also celebrate the diversity of Glasgow and what the city and Scotland have in common with the 70 other competing nations.From whisky, golf, Dolly the Sheep, marmalade, fountain pens and the Kelvin Scale, some of Scotland’s finest exports will be exhibited during the opening ceremony at the Celtic Park, which is the home of Celtic Football Club.last_img read more

Zidane Now Says He is Counting on Bale at Real Madrid

first_imgMADRID — Less than a month after saying Gareth Bale’s transfer would be good for everyone, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called the Wales forward an important player for his squad.Zidane said Friday he is counting on Bale for the season that begins for Real Madrid with a visit to Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.“It looked like he was going to leave but now he is here with us,” Zidane said. “Things change. I will count on him. He has a good record and is an important player and I hope that all the players want to make it difficult for me to pick the team.”Zidane last month stated his desire to get rid of Bale by saying the club was negotiating the player’s transfer and that his exit would be “better for everyone’s sake.”Madrid in 2013 paid a then world-record fee of 100 million euros (then $132 million) to sign Bale from English club Tottenham.Zidane also said he is “happy” to have playmaker James Rodríguez in the squad despite talks he could still be transferred after the loan to Bayern Munich ended last season.“I will repeat what I said the other day, I will count on everyone who is here,” Zidane said. “They are also happy to be here.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ALLDAQ: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed isolator for industry and audio

first_img Continue Reading Previous SINTRONES: ABOX-5000G1 features GPU computing with CUDA technologyNext MACOM: 400Gbps chipset for short reach optical connectivity applications ALLDAQ presents USB 3.0 isolators supporting the full USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data rate of 5 Gigabit/s. The new re-clocking technology guarantees a stable USB connection for all speeds. With it also USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices can be electrically isolated from the host PC at full performance. The isolators can be universally used for electrical isolation of USB measurement instruments, to avoid ground loops in industry and automotive area as well as in professional studio and event technology e. g. for streaming of numerous audio tracks via USB audio interfaces.The USB isolators of the ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO series detects automatically, whether it is a SuperSpeed (5 Gbit/s), High-Speed (480 Mbit/s), Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s) or Low-Speed (1,5 Mbit/s) connection. The isolation voltage between PC and USB device is 1 kV (continuously) for the model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO and 1.6 kV (< 60 s) for the model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO-W. The ESD protection of the data lines is ensured by transient-voltage-suppression diodes up to ±15 kV according to IEC 61000-4-2. Without an external power supply the USB isolator can source 200 mA maximum at the device port. However, for most USB devices an external power supply is required providing 900 mA according to the USB 3.0 specification. The model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO is sourced via an +5 V power adapter with a lockable 5.5 mm barrel connector (bayonet lock) for a safe power supply. Especially for industrial and automotive applications a version with wide range input from 10 to 36 VDC is provided. Here the power supply is fed via a 2-pin Phoenix type connector. The external power input is protected against reverse polarity and short-circuit proof. The ALLDAQ USB 3.0 isolators are supported under Windows, MAC OS and Linux.Due to the robust aluminium housing and an operating temperature from -20 to +70°C, the USB 3.0 isolator is also suitable for applications in harsh environments. With the ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO you can protect your computer and USB devices effectively against interference voltages and avoid ground loops. Typical applications are: electrical isolation between measurement instrument and PC, rejection of ripple pickup in studio technology, de-coupling of different ground potential in industrial control technology and protection against voltage peaks in automotive area.With the ALLDAQ USB 3.0 isolators a double-shielded USB 3.0 cable (USB 3.0-A male connector to USB 3.0-B male connector) and a short description are included. The devices are manufactured in Germany according to highest quality standards.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

National Touch League To Return To Coffs Harbour

first_imgCoffs Harbour has won the right after an extremely competitive tender process which included multiple tenders from across New South Wales. The event returns to Coffs Harbour, with the city previously having hosted the NTL event from 1997 through to 2008. Further information can be obtained from the Media Release. While you are in Coffs Harbour for the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League, there are plenty of things to see and do away from the fields. To find out more about Coffs Harbour’s attractions, please visit the following websites:www.destinationnsw.com.au www.coffscoast.com.au Related Files2013_and_2014_ntl_announcement-pdflast_img read more

Nadda briefs RSS meet on Art 370

first_imgPushkar: BJP working president JP Nadda on Sunday gave a detailed presentation on the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status at the RSS meeting with its affiliates here, while senior party leader Ram Madhav addressed concerns raised over the issue of NRC in Assam, sources said.Leaders of Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP, and its affiliates lauded the government for its landmark move on revoking provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The sources said Nadda also shared details about the government’s various plans for improving the overall condition in the Kashmir Valley. On the other side, Madhav briefed delegates on the issue of the National Register of Citizen’s in Assam and also responded to the concerns raised in the meeting over several genuine citizens being left out of the final list, majority of whom, they claimed, are Hindus. Concerns were raised at the meeting on Saturday during a presentation made by RSS affiliate ‘Seema Jagran Manch’ on the final list of the NRC in Assam, published on August 31, that left out over 1.9 million people, the sources said. The sources said concerns were raised on several genuine citizens being left out, especially those who settled in Assam from neighbouring states, and Madhav addressed those. Over 200 delegates of 35 RSS affiliates are attending the coordination meeting, first such after the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Industrial natural gas users put backup plans in action ahead of winter

first_imgThe industrial sector consumed about twice as much natural gas as residential and commercial users in 2016, provincial government data shows.Wood product company Canfor has been given a set amount of natural gas to use among its three Prince George pulp mills, spokeswoman Michelle Ward said in a statement.“In addition to our allocations from Fortis, as a contingency, we are supplementing our natural gas needs with trucked gas. With this allotment, and the current temperatures, we are able to keep the mills up and running,” Ward said.Catalyst Paper relies on FortisBC for natural gas service at its three mills in Powell River, Crofton and Port Alberni.About 90 percent of its power comes from wood waste, but natural gas is used in its line kilns, as a backup fuel source and to keep the boiler stable during the winter.Carlo Dal Monte, director of energy management, said the company is accustomed to FortisBC reducing its supply for one or two weeks per year during cold snaps. In those situations, it switches to recycled oil fuel and focus on products that require less steam like lighter weight paper.Given the unprecedented situation following the pipeline explosion, the company is working to create steam conservation action plans and ensure it has as much backup fuel as possible at each of its mills, he said.“We recognize that this is uncharted water for everyone. We also recognize that as industrial customers were likely the first ones to get curtailed, ” he said, adding the goal is to minimize any impact on its customers.The City of Vancouver is taking steps to reduce natural gas usage by shutting down its asphalt plant and lowering thermostats at all city-staff occupied buildings, areas of recreation centres that don’t affect the public and libraries.“We are continuing to assess the impact a longer-term gas outage could have on the city operations and will look at other adjustments that can be made if this is an ongoing issue,” spokeswoman Ellie Lambert said in an email.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) “Certainly, our members are in the business of at least covering the cost of production. So yes, they’ll be trying to get higher prices in the marketplace,” she said.Natural gas is a vital part of the growing process, not only as a heat source but because the carbon dioxide it produces feeds the plants, she said.Most growers have an interruptible plan with FortisBC, which means they pay a discounted rate but service can be stopped in an emergency like the pipeline explosion or during cold snaps and prioritized to other customers.While natural gas service has been restored since the Oct. 9 incident, she said at least one grower has told her he may skip production this season over concerns about gas prices.Enbridge, the pipeline’s owner, has said it expects to have its ruptured pipeline back in service by mid-November, but the pressure in that line and in a smaller pipeline nearby will remain below maximum levels until spring.The National Energy Board said in a statement Friday that it ordered Enbridge to limit gas flows at 80 percent pressure levels from the blast site, located about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince George, along the entire length of the pipeline up to the B.C.-United States border, as a safety measure to protect people and the environment. VANCOUVER, B.C. – A natural gas shortage projected to stretch through the winter months could mean higher vegetable prices this spring, as gas users from mills to local governments hustle to conserve and find alternative fuel sources.The shortage follows a pipeline explosion near Prince George earlier this month and one of the province’s largest utilities, FortisBC, says it means supply will be reduced by 50 to 80 percent during the coldest months of the year.Linda Delli Santi, executive director of the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association, said any higher costs of using alternative fuels or spikes in gas prices will be passed on to consumers.center_img FortisBC said that keeping homes warm is its top priority as it manages a reduced supply in the coming months and it’s encouraging all users to conserve energy.“We do have gas flowing to all of our customers, including the industrials although at a limited usage,” FortisBC spokesman Sean Berdow said. “When it comes down to it though, as factors dictate and if we have issues of supply, there’s a number of different levers we can pull.”The utility has arranged to maximize the output of the Southern Crossing pipeline that feeds into the Interior from Alberta and is working on securing additional natural gas in the open marketplace to meet demand. It’s also working with its largest customers to optimize their energy use and identify backup options, Berdow said.“There’s a lot of heavy industry with the capability to fuel switch, so they’re looking at the current scenario and saying it makes more sense for us now to work off an alternative fuel supply,” he said.last_img read more

Disciplinary inquiry against Pragya others on Godse remark Amit Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: Distancing from the statements of party leaders Pragya Singh Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the party’s Disciplinary Committee will inquire into the matter and submit a report within 10 days. Saying the statements by the three leaders was against the party’s ideology, Shah tweeted: “The statements made by Pragya Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kateel in the last two days are their own statements. The BJP has no relation with their statements. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “However, they have retracted their statements and also apologized. The BJP has taken a decision to send their statements to the Disciplinary Committee. The committee will submit a report within 10 days to the BJP after receiving the replies of the three leaders over their statements that are against the ideology of the party,” he said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President’s announcement came as the party faced criticism over the remarks ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Pragya Thakur was the first among the three party leaders to call Godse a “patriot”, leading the Election Commission to seek a report from the Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer. As her statement went viral, two BJP MPs — Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel — also came out in her support. Godse shot dead Mahatma Gandhi at a prayer meeting in New Delhi on January 30, 1948. He was hanged after a trial.last_img read more