State Bound

first_imgCongratulations and best of luck to our 3 area boys who qualified for the state track meet this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana.  Winning the regional in the 3200m was Curt Eckstein of Oldenburg Academy.  Two other area young men also qualified by placing second in their respective events.  They are John Moody of Batesville who will be running the 400m, and Mark Belke of East Central who placed second in the pole vault.  Check WRBI’s web page this week for more details on when these young men will be competing.last_img

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Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer ruled out for Wake Forest matchup

first_img Published on February 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against Wake Forest, SU Athletics announced about 30 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. start time. Moyer is wearing a protective boot on his left ankle and is not in uniform.Moyer, who started the first 20 games of the season for SU (16-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast), did not start two weeks ago at Pittsburgh due to a left ankle sprain. He has not started SU’s last four games, as freshman Marek Dolezaj slotted into his place. Dolezaj averages 4.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.Over his last three games off the bench, Moyer has played 34 minutes and scored just two points. When asked last week about whether Dolezaj would continue to start, head coach Jim Boeheim did not waver.“Well let’s see,” Boeheim said. “Matt played 19 minutes (against Virginia). He has zero, zero, zero, 0-for-4, yeah. I’d say so.”With Moyer out and freshman forward Bourama Sidibe still battling tendinitis, former walk-on Braedon Bayer could see time. Boeheim has said Bayer will see the floor, but he played only one minute at Louisville on Monday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTip between the Orange and Demon Deacons (9-15, 2-10) is slated for 1 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Beat writers unanimous on Syracuse’s matchup with Rutgers

first_img Comments No. 13 Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 15 Rutgers (4-3) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Orange enter the game off a come-from-behind win against then-No. 17 Johns Hopkins. The Scarlet Knights most recently dropped a 13-10 contest to then-No. 16 Lehigh on Tuesday. Here’s what the beat writers expect for the outcome of Saturday’s game.Andrew Graham (3-2)Rutgers footballSyracuse 12, Rutgers 7Before you even get there, Michael does not get extra points unless I get mine for getting the Army game perfect. As for Saturday, I think the Orange picks up a key ranked win against Rutgers this weekend. Weirdly, it might come down to how SU’s man-up offense (No. 8 in the country) fares against the Scarlet Knights’ No. 2-ranked man-down defense. Fifteen percent of Syracuse’s offense comes from the man up (nine of 60 goals), and Rutgers has only allowed two goals in 18 attempted kills. I have no doubts about SU’s defense or faceoff unit, which have proven to be on par with the other top-20 teams. As Syracuse’s offense has grown and matured throughout the season, it seems less likely it gets burned. But it’ll be interesting to see if the Orange can carve out the same man-up edge. I think they do.Michael McCleary (3-2)Scarlet is just knock off redSyracuse 14, Rutgers 11AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDo I get extra points for getting the score exactly right last week? We’ll review that. Syracuse looks in good position to snag another one after the performance last week against Johns Hopkins. Though the Blue Jays got off to a hot start in the first quarter, the Orange defense held JHU to just five goals in the final three quarters while their offense exploded on a 6-1 run in the fourth quarter. Every time Syracuse has lost — Colgate and then Virginia — it’s seemingly corrected its biggest issue immediately. It was possessions and ground balls against Colgate, and it was a late collapse against Virginia. The Orange responded in both and followed each game with some of their strongest production in each respective category. Though a loss to the Cavaliers provided a slight bump, Syracuse’s momentum hasn’t stopped growing since the season opener. It won’t stop Saturday, either.Nick Alvarez (2-3)Seeing red Syracuse 15, Rutgers 13The Johns Hopkins win had to mean something, right? Syracuse head coach John Desko has repeatedly lauded the parity in lacrosse this year, and he’s not wrong. But Syracuse strings together its second victory in a manner it hasn’t done this season: By winning a shootout. They were supposed to pull away against Virginia but didn’t. Expect a similar scenario on Saturday, but the Orange do enough to get the win. Jacob Buttermore has scored six goals in the last two games, and there’s no reason he won’t stay with the first-line midfield. On the other side, Rutgers looks for Kieran Mullins to unlock its offense, and SU’s defense needs to build off a strong second half and lock him down. JHU went to the big-little, behind-the-crease offense that plagued Syracuse against Virginia, but instead, the Orange handled it with ease. Stop Mullins, and SU gets back-to-back wins before jumping back into conference play. Published on March 16, 2019 at 12:21 amcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAY

first_imgHugh O’Donnell Presiding Officer & Maureen O’Sullivan.JUST three people voted on Inishfree today on the double referendum.The islands of Donegal got their vote on Wednesday.And the rest of the county and the State will decide the future of the Seanad and our legal system on Friday. PICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAY was last modified: October 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal voteisland votesPICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAYreferendumlast_img read more

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2014 will be momentous, says Zuma

first_img6 January 2014The year ahead will be a momentous year for South Africa as the country marks its 20 years of freedom and democracy, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year message.Zuma said that the year ahead would give South Africans an opportunity to reflect on how the country had achieved its freedom and democracy – and on the progress it had made in the last two decades.“We will also reflect on how we will continue to work together as a nation as we implement our vision 2030 as outlined in the National Development Plan,” Zuma said in a statement last week.InspiredSouth Africa was a much better place than it was in 1994, he said, and life had changed for millions of South Africans. But “our work is not yet completed. We must continue working together in 2014 to build a South Africa of our dreams . we must continue to build a South Africa which inspires people to achieve greater things for themselves and their country”.Zuma said a prosperous South Africa would be achieved when there was work for everyone, when it became a society where everyone could make a meaningful contribution to the development of the country.‘Unity must be the rock’He said that as South Africans came to terms with their loss of former president Nelson Mandela, they needed to emulate his values and continue to build on his legacy.“In his memory, we must continue to reconcile and to unite our rainbow nation to deepen non-racialism. More importantly unity must be the rock upon which our nation is built, to borrow from Mandela’s own words.”Zuma called on South Africans to unite beyond barriers of race, creed, and gender or class so that the country could succeed in confronting the challenges it faces. South Africans needed to work harder to build a caring society which loved, protected and developed its children, he said.“We should also build stronger relations with the world, building on Madiba’s achievements as a citizen of the world and a global icon who opened up our country to many new friend and development partners.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Small Unmanned Aerial Systems webinar covers legal issues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are plenty of questions out there about the legalities of the use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). A recent Ohio State University Extension webinar addressed some of the legal aspects of UAV operation in particular.“We are on a project to talk about small UAS in agriculture and preparing for the legal issues that we’re seeing and will continue to see evolve with the development of this new technology,” said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University assistant professor of Agricultural and Resource Law. “After much anticipation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published proposed regulations that would govern the operation of drones used for agricultural and other activities. The proposal would allow farmers and ranchers to operate drones, referred to in the rule as ‘unmanned aircraft’ and ‘unmanned aerial systems,’ subject to requirements intended to address public safety and national security concerns.“Under the proposed small UAS rule, operators must comply with a certification process, register and maintain aircraft, and follow limitations on aircraft operation. Of the proposed limitations, agricultural operators might have concerns about a ‘visual line-of-sight’ rule requiring that operators have visual contact with aircraft, a flight ceiling of 500 feet above ground level and prohibitions against night flights. Additionally, the proposal fails to address privacy issues and the potential use of drones for surveillance activities on another person’s property.”The FAA expects a final rule by spring of 2016 and about 5,000 comments have been received so far. May I fly my small UAS now?Under the “Hobby and Recreational Rule” operators may fly without a certificate or license if they stay below 400 feet above ground level, avoid populated areas or other aircraft, and notify the proper authorities if within three miles of an airport.“Note that this is for hobby and recreational uses and the issue we’ve run into with agriculture is if we want to use that small UAS for farm purposes — for example to monitor crops, to monitor livestock, to check fences, is that something that we can fit into this hobby and recreational rule?” Hall said. “FAA has spoken on this issue by clarifying that for a personal use, then the hobby and recreational use would be fine, but if it’s somehow related to a business use — for example if the crops you are checking on are going to be used for a business use and part of your farm business — then that’s a commercial use and a commercial use requires FAA authorization.” What about for commercial use?Authorization requires a Certificate of Airworthiness or section 333 Exemption from airworthiness requirements and a Certificate of Authorization (COA).“So we run into this commercial use in agriculture where using that small UAS for farm purposes that will be benefit the farm business is deemed a commercial use by the FAA and the hobby and recreational rule isn’t applicable to that type of a small UAS flight,” Hall said.FAA will issue cease and desist letters for unauthorized flights. New initiativeIn May, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new initiative that forms partnerships with industry to explore the steps in moving forward with unmanned aircraft operations, including potential agricultural operations.The FAA is working with industry partners on three focus areas, including:Visual line-of-sight operations in urban areasCNN will look at how UAS might be safely used for newsgathering in populated areas.Extended visual line-of-sight operations in rural areasThis concept involves UAS flights outside the pilot’s direct vision. UAS manufacturer PrecisionHawk will explore how this might allow greater UAS use for crop monitoring in precision agriculture operations.Beyond visual line-of-sight in rural/isolated areasBNSF Railroad will explore command-and-control challenges of using UAS to inspect rail system infrastructure. “Micro” UAS“In the proposed rule, the FAA also presents the possibility of including regulations in the final rule for ‘micro-UAS,’ or unmanned aircraft weighing no more than 4.4 pounds that are composed of ‘frangible’ materials that yield on impact and present minimal safety hazards,” Hall said. “The micro-UAS category would require operators to self-certify their familiarity with the aeronautical knowledge testing areas; would limit operation to: 1,500 feet within the visual line-of-sight of the operator, no more than 400 feet above ground, only in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace and at least five miles from an airport; and would allow flight over people not involved in the operation.”last_img read more

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Browse & Share GIS Maps with New iOS App from ESRI

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Fans of geographic information systems (GIS) can now get their mapping fix on the go, as the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) has launched an impressive mapping application for iOS devices. The California-based company specializes in providing GIS and geodatabase software applications, and holds a significant share of these markets. With the free ArcGIS app, users can now access and explore an enormous database of maps, including street maps, topographic maps, ecological maps and more.The app is laid out very well, with three buttons along the bottom to let users quickly view the current map, search for places or features and find new maps to view. Each map also features the ability to use a few tools that let users identify locations and measure distances between two points and areas within polygons. The app only supports maps from ArcGIS, ESRI’s suite of mapping software, including those available on ArcGIS Online and on custom server installations. Users can sign into an existing ArcGIS server to access their personal or corporate GIS data while on their iOS device. The app also categorizes public maps into groups, including featured, popular, highest-rated, recent and favorite maps. ESRI says it is working on including the ability to collect and update GIS features and attributes, as well as perform GIS analysis through geoprocessing tasks. This means iPhone owners could use their devices to collect GIS data and upload it to services like OpenStreetMap, one of the featured map sets on the app. The next time you are walking through a park whose paths are not yet mapped, you could create a GPS trace and update the map with that data. chris cameron Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The company is also providing an ArcGIS API that is currently in beta, with an expected full release slated for August. “Developers and ESRI partners will use the API to create applications for both external and internal use. They can also easily build applications that work with their own published Web services,” the company said in a press release Tuesday.While some are disappointed that the app is ArcGIS only and doesn’t support other mapping platforms like the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the app is still very handy for those interested in GIS data. ESRI has such a large market share on mapping software that the lack of OGC support shouldn’t be too big of a hurdle for mapping diehards. The ArcGIS API should also be exciting, as developers now have the opportunity to create fascinating implementations of the various layers found across the ArcGIS ecosystem. Tags:#Location#web last_img read more

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