Cardinals down Honkers to go to 21-0

first_imgCorning >> The Corning Cardinals took one more step toward to record season Wednesday night with a 74-62 win over the Willows Honkers on Senior Night to remain undefeated at 21-0.“Our next game is Orland, that’s the biggest game on the schedule,” said Cardinals coach Kurt Wilkins after the game, indicating the team wasn’t looking past its next game each week.A win against the rival Trojans would tie the school record set by the 2006 section champs at 22-0.Wednesday night started out as the …last_img read more

Dog Finds Geocache

first_imgThis is a 10 second video that may change how you train your dog. Geocacher of the Month, coast2coast2coast, shared this video of his dog Stewie, going into the final push for a geocache and coming out with the cache container.[vsw id=”WS6jIUWrwho” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Dog Finds GeocacheSubscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 75 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Scuba Geocaching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoOctober 5, 2010In “Community”Extreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community”The Quest for the Oldest Unfound Geocache in WashingtonJuly 24, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

How These Apps Will Make You A Better Photographer

first_imgRelated Posts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#Adobe lightroom#Android#Apple#mobile#photo apps#Skillshare#social media#Viewbug We cannot argue that the photography world is in an exciting place right now. The new tech trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being developed and implemented at an unprecedented rate. Even Facebook tried to downplay the incident in June 2017 — reported August 2017 — when their AI bots invented their own language — and locked the developers out of their own system. Businesses cannot move forward without fine artwork and photos on their websites.Businesses have even had to optimize their mobile technology for everything — including photos — or get a slap from Google. Everyone (and their dog) is working to make their social networks shine. We can finally find top-notch tutorials and educational material — that were previously only available to a few people. The entire industry is in an up-and-coming place for you to become a better photographer.Visuals are a driving force in everything we do nowadays. Our personal photos, podcasts, YouTube’s, and Snaps must be incredible — even astonishing — or our friends are — so kind — to tell us how lousy we did. We need help, and it’s here — in the form of apps for your photos.In the world of photography apps, it can quickly become overwhelming to know what app can help you improve your techniques and push your creativity forward. People love to share their photos and (in the past) could be happy using the basic tools major social media platforms provide. Just using the cast-offs that social affords you is not enough. It may sound cliché — but most individuals want to kick their skills up a notch and take things to the next level. As creatives, there is a search for excellence and a great desire and ambition to display your new skillsets. You search for inspiration everywhere — and we all search for the often illusive tools and services that will finally help you make your work look exceptional. From your photos, you hope to provoke an effect, to have an influence and to motive others. Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Web Design, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Strategy, Start-ups, and Strategic Partnerships. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from University of San Diego. Follow the Puckcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Dozens of photography apps can help you improve your images, but there are a handful that can really make a difference in your creative journey. Capturing and post-editing are only part of the adventure. You’ll need to learn and understand the sharing process and how to use all of this information to the best advantage. These apps will give you the tools to grow into the exceptional creative you’re trying to become.Adobe Lightroom CCAdobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is a free, powerful, yet intuitive photo editor that is great to change the look and feel of your photos with a single touch. You can experiment with color, exposure, tunes, and contrast and make advanced tonal adjustments to your images. Take advantage of playing around with your photos on this site. Available both on Android and iOS.Amazing photos. Anywhere you are.SkillshareA community of millions of learners where you can explore over 25,000 online classes in pretty much any creative area including photography. You can learn at your own pace from great teachers in specific fields.  Available both on Android and iOS.VSCOWith this app, you can upload photos with quality presets and editing tools. VSCO is a place to express your true self, make beautiful photos on mobile, and connect with a creative community. Available on Android and iOS.ViewBugA great community to take your photography to the next level. On ViewBug millions of visual creators share photos and join contests in a community with photography tools to explore and grow their craft. Available both on Android and iOS.                                                             Join the Ultimate Community for Visual Creators.You will want to choose a community where you can thrive. Find a site and an app where you can freely access many variations and concepts for your visual creation ideas. Access as many interpretations and meanings for your photographic creatives and art for which you have the yearning. Have the aim to exceed what you usually find online and gain the power over your photos that you crave. Ori Guttinlast_img read more

Atromitos Kicks Panathinaikos, 2-0

first_imgATHENS — Veteran Costas Katsouranis scored twice against his old club to lead Atromitos to a 2-0 home victory over Panathinaikos in the sixth and final round of the Greek league playoffs.The loss was of no consequence to Panathinaikos, which had already won the playoffs to clinch a second Champions League spot alongside league champion Olympiakos.Panathinaikos finished the six-game playoffs five points ahead of Asteras, which beat PAOK 1-0 on June 7. Atromitos finished two points further behind.The playoffs were held among the teams that finished second to fifth in the regular season. The other three will take part in next season’s Europa League, with Asteras starting in the group stage, Atromitos in the third qualifying round and PAOK in the second.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Another Reporter Asked Dabo Swinney About “Clemsoning”

first_imgDabo Swinney address the media during an interview.Where do Dabo and the defending champs come in?Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made it clear a few weeks back that he’s tired of reporters asking about the term “Clemsoning”, given how consistent his team has been the past few years. Still, he got another question about it Wednesday on the ACC teleconference. His response was predictable. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney on “any anti Clemson factions” and “Clemson-ing: “I don’t why people keep asking questions like this. Next question”— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) November 4, 2015Uh oh. Swinney gets a “Clemsoning” term question on ACC teleconference. “I don’t know why people keep asking about this. Next question.”— Brad Senkiw (@BradSenkiw_AIM) November 4, 2015Clemson is the No. 1 ranked team in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2015 campaign. Perhaps it is time to hang up the phrase.last_img read more

ESPN’s College Football “Future” Power Rankings Top 25

first_imgThe College GameDay crew in Columbus Ohio.ESPN College GameDayESPN has updated its college football “future” power rankings. The “FPR” is a projection of which college football teams will dominate the sport over the next three years. Here’s ESPN’s description:FPR is a projection of a program’s strength over the next three years, not just the 2016 season. An eight-person panel of ESPN reporters and analysts — Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Travis Haney, Sharon Katz, Tom Luginbill, Ted Miller, Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach — graded teams based on five criteria, which were weighed differently to account for their impact on overall sustained success. The criteria: coaching (27 percent of the formula), current talent (27 percent), recruiting (20 percent), title path (16 percent) and program foundation (10 percent).Which team does ESPN think will rule the sport over the next three seasons? The reigning national champions.Alabama, which was overtaken by Ohio State in the 2015 edition of the FPR, has its No. 1 spot back. The Crimson Tide continue to recruit as well as ever and, coming off a national title, they’re an obvious choice for No. 1. Here’s the rest of the top 25:  Alabama's at No. 1, of course. Alabama’s at No. 1, of course.AlabamaOhio StateFSUClemsonMichiganLSUStanfordOklahomaNotre DameMichigan StateFloridaGeorgiaUSCTennesseeTCUUCLATexasAuburnMiamiOle MissWashingtonOregonLouisvilleOklahoma StateNebraskaYou can view ESPN’s full rankings here.last_img read more

Bank of Canada estimates 60000 fewer jobs due to minimum wage increases

first_imgOTTAWA – The Bank of Canada estimates there will be about 60,000 fewer jobs by 2019 due to the increases in minimum wages across the country, but that labour income will be higher due to the increases.In examining the impact of the wage increases, the report estimated that the consumer price index could be boosted by about 0.1 percentage points on average and real gross domestic product could be cut by 0.1 per cent by early 2019.The number of jobs lost was based on a 0.3 per cent decline in the number of hours worked, while aggregate real wages were estimated to increase 0.7 per cent.The research paper by the staff at the central bank noted that if the average working hours declined following the increase in the minimum wage, the number of jobs lost would also be lower.The Bank of Canada estimated that about eight per cent of all employees work at minimum wage, a proportion that increases to 11 per cent if a threshold of five per cent above minimum wage is used.Ontario raised its minimum wage to $14 per hour on Jan. 1 from $11.60 and plans to increase it to $15 in 2019, while Alberta is expected to raise its minimum wage to $15 later this year.last_img read more

TransCanada anticipates North Montney Mainline construction to start next month

first_imgThe Jackfish camp will be located roughly midway between Chetwynd and Fort St. John, while the Haystack camp will be located near the Halfway River upstream of the Halfway River First Nation.On average, the camps will house an average of 424 and 383 workers respectively, and TransCanada anticipates that no more than 600 workers will be housed in the camps at any given time.TransCanada says that construction on the pipeline’s 182-kilometre Aitken Creek section will be finished in the third quarter of next year, with the rest of the project forecasted to be finished and in service by the Spring of 2020. 1Trans Canada Presentation2Proposed Northeast Oil and Gas Advisory Group●●Trans Canada PresentationProposed Northeast Oil and Gas Advisory Group●●Trans Canada PresentationProposed Northeast Oil and Gas Advisory Group DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Officials with TransCanada Corp. say that construction on the North Montney Mainline natural gas pipeline is anticipated to start some time next month.In a presentation to the Peace River Regional District Board last week, Catie Underhill with TransCanada’s Community Relations Department said that the company anticipates that the initial phase of construction on the project will start in mid- to late August.TransCanada began engaging with stakeholders and area residents about the project back in 2011 and received approval for the originally 300-kilometre long pipeline from the National Energy Board in 2015.center_img To watch the full presentation, scroll to 58 minutes into the video above.The pipeline was originally proposed to supply natural gas to Petronas’ proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Prince Rupert, but the Malaysian state-owned energy company scuppered those plans last July.Last year, TransCanada filed a variance application and shortened the proposed pipeline to 206 kilometres with the NEB, since the company felt that there was still a need for the pipeline despite the cancelling of Pacific NorthWest LNG. The Governor in Council granted approval for the project earlier this month.Underhill said that after construction starts later this year, there will be between 1,400 and 1,800 workers employed in building the pipeline during the peak of construction, which works out to up to 600 workers per spread.She said that TransCanada’s contractors for the project have stated that they will want to use local accommodations and will be putting an emphasis on hiring locally.For workers from out of the area, TransCanada says it will be getting two accommodation camps built, which is fewer than originally proposed.last_img read more

Brexit chaos stirs bafflement in Britain’s former colonies

first_imgHong Kong: Across much of Britain’s former Asian colonies, many are greeting the UK’s impending departure from the European Union with a mixture of bafflement, apathy, amusement — and a touch of schadenfreude. Britain long justified imperial subjugation by arguing Rule Britannia brought order, stability and shared prosperity — even after its retreat from colonialism birthed a host of troubled new nations still saddled with historical grievances and legacies to this day. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USNow Brits face a chaos and internal division of their own making, alongside potential isolation and years of economic hardship — particularly if the UK crashes out with no deal on April 12. “I was born and brought up in this British colony called Hong Kong and used to think that the Brits were a very sensible people,” remarked Claudia Mo, a pro-democracy lawmaker in the financial hub. “I’ve been watching Brexit process as a former colonial person and it’s almost like a farce, it’s sadly funny, sadly amusing. I’m baffled as to why and how things got to where they are now. To outsiders it’s almost unthinkable,” she told AFP. Mo, 62, came of age politically during a turbulent period for her birthplace sparked by Britain’s colonial legacy — the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsUnlike Brexit, Hong Kongers had no say in their future and many were desperate to obtain British passports in case the handover unleashed chaos. Many youngsters, Mo said, are still looking for opportunities overseas given Beijing’s increasingly authoritarian grip, but they may be less inclined to opt for Britain. “I think their first choices here are more likely Australia and Canada,” she remarked. In India, Sreeram Chaulia, dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs, said many regard Brexit as the latest chapter in what has been a “sharp decline in the place Britain commands as a great power”. “They are not a gold standard to look up to,” he said. “We get a feeling of a sinking ship and everybody wants to leave a sinking ship.” India’s economy is set to overtake the UK’s later this year. “The UK will then become a middle power. It is like a reversal of scale,” he noted. Students at Bangladesh’s Dhaka University offered mixed views on what Brexit might mean. Syed Tahsin said he hoped the relationship between the two countries might be “more positive than ever before” given Britain has vowed to strengthen bridges with Commonwealth countries. But others fretted that the anti-immigrant sentiment which fuelled the leave vote would make Britain less welcoming to overseas visitors and the Bangladeshi community already there. “Brexit itself is a policy of white supremacists,” lamented student Aishwarya Proma, adding she feared it will “just push more… immigrants (to) go back to their countries.” While Brits and Europeans may have been engrossed by the unceasing weekly drama of Brexit, many further afield admitted that they were more preoccupied by local issues. “The Brexit issue and the wider conversations about democracy seem far removed from daily life in Sri Lanka, where we are all consumed with our own dysfunctional politics,” Dharisha Bastians, chief editor of the Sunday Observer newspaper, told AFP. Nationalist Sri Lankan legislator Udaya Gammanpila regarded that disinterest as a good sign. “We are no longer preoccupied with British politics. We are slowly getting over our colonial mentality,” he said. Given its cultural and linguistic links, Australians have followed the Brexit drama perhaps more closely than any other former colony. Nick Miller, Europe correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers, noted there was “immediate interest” from readers. “The sight of a country deliberately throwing away a close, mutually beneficial partnership, wilfully damaging its economy and influence on a point of cultural principle, was a surprise,” he wrote.last_img read more

Kings Disappointing Playoff Run Surprises Advanced Stats

The Los Angeles Kings were the top team in the NHL this season, according to the most predictive team statistic hockey’s analytics movement has to offer. Now they’re down two games to none against the San Jose Sharks in the playoffs, and in real danger of being eliminated in the first round. How rare is it to see a “fancystats” darling like the Kings fail this early in the chase for the Stanley Cup?First, a bit of background is in order. One of the major breakthroughs in hockey analytics came within the last five years, when analysts realized that instead of relying on conventional indicators like winning percentage or even goal differential, a team’s future performance could be more effectively predicted by its rate of puck-possession. One proxy measurement for this comes under the silly-sounding name “Fenwick close,” which measures the percentage of all even-strength shots taken by a team in its games, after adjusting for score effects. (Overall Fenwick looks at a team’s shots directed at the goal — including missed shots but excluding blocked shots — expressed as a percentage of the total shots in the game.)Since Fenwick became widely available in the 2007-08 season, the close measure has had an impressive résumé in the NHL postseason. From 2008 to 2010, two of the league’s top regular-season Fenwick close teams have won the Stanley Cup (Detroit in 2008 and Chicago in 2010) and a third came within a game of winning the trophy (Detroit in 2009). The track record for Fenwick close leaders after that is more spotty, with zero league finals berths among them, but those teams still advanced to the conference finals twice in three seasons. So in recent years, it’s pretty unheard of for a team like the Kings — this season’s Fenwick close No. 1 — to fall in the first round.But that’s only a six-season sample. What about similar teams before that? Unfortunately, we don’t have the data to compute Fenwick prior to 2007-08, but we can estimate it for older teams using regression analysis. As I and others have shown before with historical plus/minus in the NBA and historical QBR for NFL quarterbacks, if you want to estimate a newer metric for years before it was tracked, you have to find statistics that were tracked at the time and are correlated with the advanced metric in question (assuming the data meets the requirements for regression).After performing such an analysis on hockey stats website BehindTheNet’s Fenwick close sample from the 2007-08 through 2012-13 seasons, I found three conventional metrics that together explain roughly 88 percent of the variance in team Fenwick close:Shots-per-game differential: This one’s pretty obvious: Fenwick is, at its most basic level, a measure of how much a team outshoots opponents.Point percentage: This variable works as a proxy for score effects, which cause a team in the lead to go into a defensive shell, artificially suppressing its shot differential.Power-play goals-per-game differential: This factor essentially measures whether teams are getting more power plays than their opponents, in addition to the quality of a team’s power-play unit — both of which will affect SPG differential without affecting Fenwick.*(* Note: I didn’t use actual PP goals allowed when calculating the differential — the model works best when it uses the team’s real number of PP goals scored on the offensive side, but on the defensive side multiplies the league’s average PP percentage by the number of PP chances allowed by the team per game.)Here’s a plot of our estimated Fenwick close versus actual Fenwick close for the years in which Fenwick was recorded (the NHL average is always exactly 50 percent):As you can see, the results of the model track very closely with reality. That means the model can also give us a “most likely” Fenwick close for teams in seasons before BehindTheNet’s data was available (going back to 1987-88, which is as far back as NHL.com lists shots per game by team). We can also compute the probability that any given team would have been the NHL’s Fenwick close leader if the statistic had been kept during the season in question.Here’s a table summarizing the yearly league leader in Fenwick close each season going back to 1987-88, along with that team’s number of playoff wins. For years before 2007-08, I list the three teams most likely to have led the league in Fenwick close, as well as the probabilities that each in fact did. For pre-2008 seasons, the playoff win totals are weighted by the likelihood that a team was the NHL’s actual leader in Fenwick close.If the Kings do fall to the Sharks after only picking up a win or two, it would be a historically low performance for a Fenwick close leader. In just seven postseasons was it likely that the league’s Fenwick close leader won fewer than four playoff games, which would be indicative of a first-round series loss. And only one playoff year (1993) saw the weighted mean of likely Fenwick close leaders drop below 2.4 playoff wins. (If we assume the Kings and Sharks are evenly matched and the home team has the NHL’s standard 55 percent home-ice advantage in each remaining game, Los Angeles should only expect to win 1.8 games over the rest of the series.)Meanwhile, the median and mean number of playoff wins for Fenwick close leaders going back to 1988 is eight, enough to win a couple series.While leading the league in Fenwick close isn’t necessarily a guaranteed path to the Cup, Fenwick close leaders usually go relatively deep into the NHL playoffs. The Kings are hoping to keep that trend alive, but the odds are pointing to LA becoming one of the most disappointing advanced-stats favorites in a long time. read more