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Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital

Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 2, 2019 Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching Hospital SHARE Funding Appropriated for New Vet Teaching HospitalBy all accounts, it was a successful legislative session for Indiana agriculture. One success from this year’s Indiana General Assembly was funding for a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Purdue University.The state legislature appropriated $73 million to the new facility to go along with $35 million coming from fundraising and the university. Dr. Willie Reed, Dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine, said that their accreditation status was at risk in the long-term if a new facility wasn’t approved because of major deficiencies in the existing building.“Keep in mind that the new hospital that we have funding for will replace a hospital that was built in the late 1950s. It was built at a time when many of the technologies that we take for granted today, we didn’t have them. For example, we didn’t have MRI, we didn’t have the CT scans, there’s a whole list of things that we didn’t have back in those days. So, we’ve had to improvise and try to utilize the facilities that we have now to offer some of those services.”In addition to bringing those technologies to the building, Reed said, “We’ll be able to expand and add things like rehabilitation medicine, additional surgical suites so that our clients don’t have to wait weeks in order to have their animals taken care of, we’ll be able to expand dentistry, ophthalmology, cancer treatments. So, overall, it’s a tremendous impact to our college and our ability to serve the animal owners of Indiana.”Reed was grateful for the support received from ag groups like Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn and Soy, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Pork, Agribusiness Council of Indiana, and Indiana State Poultry Association to get this legislation passed. Previous articleBeck’s Expanding Hamilton County HQNext articlePlanting Weather Forecast Not Quite a Silver Lining Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Prosecutor requests life imprisonment for online newspaper editor

Prosecutor requests life imprisonment for online newspaper editor

first_img Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that deputy prosecutor Marc Ndabakeshimana today asked a Bujumbura court to sentence detained journalist Jean-Claude Kavumbagu to life imprisonment on charges of treason and defamation. The court has 60 days to render its verdict.The editor of the online newspaper Net Press, Kavumbagu has been held since 17 July 2010 because of an article about a terrorist bombing in the Ugandan capital of Kampala with a toll of 76 dead, in which he questioned whether the Burundian armed forces would be able to deal with a similar threat in Burundi.“We fail to understand why the Burundian authorities persist in persecuting this journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He just criticized the Burundian army’s capacities. He just voiced an opinion. As his lawyer, Gabriel Sinarinzi, keeps repeating, there is no basis for the treason charge as it is only applicable in time of war, and Burundi is not at war.”The press freedom organisation added: “There are absolutely no grounds for detaining Kavumbagu and still less for jailing him for the rest of his life. The sentence requested by the prosecutor is a disgrace. We call for his immediate release.”————————————————————————————-29.12.2011 – Call for the release of Jean-Claude Kavumbagu after nearly six months in custodyReporters Without Borders today called on the authorities in Burundi to release journalist Jean-Claude Kavumbagu, who has been held in custody for nearly six months at Mpimba prison in the capital Bujumbura. No trial has yet been opened in the case.“Jean-Claude Kavumbagu should be released immediately. He was arrested last July and is about to begin the year 2011 behind bars without ever being put on trial. Pre-trial detention should remain an exceptional measure”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Kavumbagu, held in jail since 17 July, the editor of online publication Net Press, was accused of “treason” for posting an article the day after a double bombing in the Ugandan capital, Kampala left 76 dead, which was headlined “Will Burundi be the next target of the Somali al-Shabaab (Islamist militia)?”“The accusation of treason against him is absurd, not only because Burundi is not at war but also because all the article did was to reflect on the capacity of Burundi’s army forces to react to a genuine threat”, said Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary General Jean-François Julliard. The al-Shabaab Islamist group has just announced that new attacks would be launched against Burundi and Uganda, the two countries providing the lion’s share of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) deployed in Mogadishu to support the government. The Somali Islamists have also threatened to attack the United States. For more information about Jean-Claude Kavumbagu . Help by sharing this information October 21, 2020 Find out more Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists BurundiAfrica News BurundiAfrica to go furthercenter_img Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa April 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor requests life imprisonment for online newspaper editor News November 27, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Burundi Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

USC falls to Stanford on halfcourt buzzer-beater

USC falls to Stanford on halfcourt buzzer-beater

first_imgUSC had played it perfectly. With the game tied in the waning seconds, the Trojans had forced a Stanford miss. And their leader, senior guard Jordan McLaughlin, had dribbled the length of the court, put a stop-and-start move on Stanford’s Kezie Okpala and made a difficult off-balanced layup while falling to the ground with 1.7 seconds remaining.Barring a prayer on the other end, the game would be over, USC would have won its third straight conference game and taken another step toward rebuilding its season after a mediocre start.But, there was still time for Stanford to throw up a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Daejon Davis took one dribble and tossed up a shot from beyond center court. It had good arc, good trajectory. The horn sounded. The red lights on the backboard flashed. And the ball — it dropped through.A split second, and then bedlam.Stanford’s players piled on top of Davis in celebration. The packed student section at Maples Pavilion erupted. On the other side, junior forward Chimezie Metu just stood at halfcourt, his hands on his head, incredulous. McLaughlin, who had taken a tumble after making the layup, walked gingerly toward his bench before sitting on the court in disbelief, staring up at the jumbotron.“I was just hoping he didn’t get it off in time,” McLaughlin said.The replay, though, was clear: Davis’ shot was good. The final — Stanford 77, USC 76. And like that, USC had gone from jubilation to heartbreak, from big road conference win to another crushing defeat for a team needing to stockpile victories to save its NCAA Tournament hopes.“I’ve never lost like that before,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “Give Stanford credit. They made the last play of the game. We made one with 1.7 left, they made one with no time left. It was just an unbelievable shot.” However, there were chances for USC to put the game away on Sunday. The Trojans took a 47-36 lead into halftime, but they let the Cardinal back into the game. After Metu’s jumper put USC ahead 68-53 midway through the second half, the Trojans’ offense disappeared. They managed just two field goals in the next nine minutes, while the Cardinal went on a 21-4 run to take the lead.“We were up [15]. We should’ve kept going,” McLaughlin said. “They went on a run and we couldn’t stop the run for a few minutes. We just got to execute and get that lead up higher.”But in a game of back-and-forth spurts by both sides, the Trojans couldn’t stop the Cardinal’s final run. They could not contain Stanford’s Reid Travis, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward who poured in a game-high 29 points and shot 11 free throws, out-muscling USC’s big men.“We need to do a better job guarding the low post,” Enfield said. Ultimately, USC failed to close out a game that it had in its grasps. The Trojans had it set up nicely after falling behind early, 7-0. They quickly flipped a switch, forcing turnovers and making 3-pointers to take control of the game. McLaughlin’s streaking layup to beat the first half buzzer and extend the lead to double digits punctuated 20 minutes of USC playing to its strengths. None of that translated to the critical parts of the second half.“We were playing very well,” Enfield said. “We had a couple crucial turnovers. We missed some really easy shots. It seemed like they made every shot for about a 4-5 minute stretch to really cut the lead down.”The Trojans wound up with 10 turnovers, most of them coming in the second half after recording just two in the first half. They had strong scoring distribution — Metu leading the way with 20 points, McLaughlin adding 16. Sophomore forward Nick Rakocevic had 17 points and seven rebounds, flashing energy and hustle. Junior forward Bennie Boatwright scored 13 points.None of it mattered, though, in the end. In all the years that Enfield has played and coached basketball, he said he’s never lost like this. For McLaughlin, it was a loss that ranks among the toughest in his career.“We were in [the locker room] saying that really didn’t just happen,” McLaughlin said. “I just keep replaying it. It’s crazy. Tough way to lose.”last_img read more

Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

first_imgSan Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval cheers after he hit a two run RBI single during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants.A botched grounder led to a three-run deficit, and they were in danger of falling behind the Kansas City Royals three games to one.Instead of panic, it was time for some Panda-monium.Pablo Sandoval’s single set up Hunter Pence to score the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth that sent the Giants surging past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday night at pulsating AT&T Park.The Series is tied at two games apiece, ensuring the title will be decided at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium next week.“We never give up, that’s the thing,” said Sandoval, who shook off a stomach bug after starting to feel ill Friday. “We’ve been doing it all year in these situations. We know how that feels.”Pence, eyes ablaze, had three hits, three RBIs and a nifty sliding catch in the ninth inning, and Joe Panik hit a two-run double in a four-run seventh.“We had to win this game tonight no matter what,” said Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, knocked out after 2 2-3 innings.San Francisco scored 10 unanswered runs and piled on 16 hits in a marathon of exactly 4 hours.“We’re going to battle and scratch and claw,” Panik said.Madison Bumgarner tries to put the Giants ahead Sunday night when he starts against Royals ace James Shields in a rematch of the opener, won by the Giants 7-1.“This was a great ballgame, I thought, especially the way we came back,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.Showcasing baseball at its exciting best, the game included a sprawling catch by Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson that left a pair of divots, and the first use of expanded video review in Series history — which became a turning point. Jeff Kellogg’s safe call at second base was upheld by replay ump Jerry Meals on catcher Salvador Perez’s pickoff attempt of Joaquin Arias, helping the Giants build the pivotal rally.Four fans in the first row near the Giants dugout wore giant — of course — white panda heads as they cheered on Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda and a veteran of the team’s World Series titles in 2010 and ’12. The switch-hitter batted just .199 right-handed during the regular season but came up with his first two-hit game from that side of the plate since Aug. 25, emphatically tossing his bat after lining a single to center that put the Giants ahead 6-4.Sandoval said he vomited after batting practice and took medication.“No one was taking me out of the lineup,” he said. “I play giving my heart and soul to the team.”Lost in the torrent of runs was the earlier fit of pique by Bochy, who threw his hat to the dugout floor when his team botched a third-inning grounder. The mood was different by the eighth, when former Journey singer Steve Perry sprinted to the front row of the second deck behind home plate and led the crowd of 43,066 in a sing-along of “Lights.”The outlook seemed far different in the third , when ominous, dark clouds formed over the bayside ballpark, and the Royals burst ahead 4-1 against Vogelsong with the pitcher’s help. He failed to step on first while covering and trying to catch Brandon Belt’s throw on Eric Hosmer’s tapper. Orange-clad fans quieted, and there even were scattered boos.“I thought we had the situation right in the palm of our hand,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.But Yusmiero Petit settled the NL champions with three innings of scoreless, two-hit relief to improve to 3-0 in the postseason.“The way Petey threw tonight saved our bullpen. He was our MVP tonight for me,” San Francisco pitcher Jeremy Affleldt.Yost stayed with starter Jason Vargas into the fifth, removing him after Panik’s leadoff double. Royals relievers had been 7-0 in the postseason, but Yost couldn’t get to his hard-throwing HDH triad of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland.Jason Frasor and Danny Duffy combined to allow the tying run in a two-run fifth. And Brandon Finnegan, the first player to appear in the College World Series and World Series in the same year, allowed Sandoval’s two-run single and Brandon Belt’s RBI’s single in the sixth.“I don’t think anybody goes through a season without losing a game,” Finnegan said. “If they did they’d be in the Hall of Fame now.”Kansas City went ahead with a two-out, four-run rally in the third with the help of two infield hits that gave the Royals 18 in the postseason, matching the total of all other teams combined. Omar Infante grounded a two-run single up the middle for a 3-1 lead, and Perez followed with a bloop RBI single.“Occasionally I do show emotion in that dugout,” Bochy said of his cap toss.Buster Posey cut the deficit in the bottom half with a run-scoring single, tying Barry Bonds’ team record of 21 career postseason RBIs. Pence’s RBI single in the fifth caused Frasor to throw up both arms in frustration, Sandoval singled Pence to third and Juan Perez’s sacrifice fly made it 4-all.“Oh, man, somewhere inside of me secretly I had hoped that it would go seven games for the excitement and the thrill of it,” Yost said. “Sure looks that way.”UP NEXTRoyals: Shields has a 7.11 ERA this postseason, totaling 19 innings in four starts.Giants: Bumgarner is 3-1 with a 1.40 ERA in five postseason starts this year.PITCHERS AT THE PLATEVargas became the first AL pitcher to bat twice in a Series inning since Boston’s Luis Tiant in the 1975 opener.HIT PARADEEleven Giants had hits, including three of 10 in the No. 9 spot; Petit’s single made him the first Giants reliever to get a Series hit since Slick Castleman in 1936.last_img read more

Brissett, Howard carry Syracuse past Pittsburgh 65-56

Brissett, Howard carry Syracuse past Pittsburgh 65-56

first_imgSyracuse’s Frank Howard (23) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Xavier Johnson (1) and Terrell Brown, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Pittsburgh. KEITH SRAKOCIC AP PHOTO PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Boeheim doesn’t believe in midseason evaluations. The Syracuse coach knows it doesn’t matter. All everyone remembers is how it ends.That being said, Boeheim does know one thing: the Orange are pretty good when Frank Howard is hitting shots the way he did in Saturday’s 65-56 victory over Pittsburgh.With leading scorer Tyus Battle struggling, Howard scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half — including a pair of 3-pointers during a decisive 16-5 run — as Syracuse (16-6, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) swept the season series from the Panthers.Howard missed four games at the beginning of the season with back injury but the senior guard has picked it up recently. He collected 16 points in an upset of then top-ranked Duke last month and is averaging 11.1 points in conference play.“I know we’re a lot better than we were when Frank didn’t play earlier in the year,” Boeheim said. “Without him we don’t win this game.”Pitt (12-10, 2-7) had trimmed a 16-point deficit to just 39-36 in the second half the Orange responded behind Howard and Oshae Brissett. Brissett, who led the Syracuse with 18 points, started the Orange’s surge with a pair of free throws then later collected an offensive rebound and kicked it out to Howard, who calmly hit a 3-pointer from the corner.Howard nailed another 3 on Syracuse’s ensuing possession as the Orange pushed their advantage to 55-41 with 8:02 to go. Pitt never got closer than seven the rest of the way as Syracuse improved to 4-1 on the road in the ACC a season after just going 3-6 away from the Carrier Dome in league play.“This is a different team, you see that,” Howard said. “Tonight is a prime example of that. It could be anybody’s night.”Syracuse needed it to be anybody’s night with Battle going just 2 of 13 from the floor on his way to six points, 12 below his season average. Ultimately, it didn’t matter.“That’s what I’m most happy about,” Battle said. “You never know when nights like this are going to happen and for us to come out here and get a pretty solid win in a hostile environment in the ACC is pretty impressive.”Brissett used his 6-foot-8 frame to get into the lane with relative ease while making 6 of 9 shots from the floor and added a game-high 12 rebounds.“I stayed aggressive the whole game, I never let up,” Brissett said. “Coach was calling my number and every time he did I felt like I was able to get a bucket for him.”Terrell Brown scored a season-high 16 points for Pitt. Xavier Johnson scored 14 points to go with six assists and five rebounds but the Panthers dropped their fifth straight. Pitt shot 32 percent (18 of 57) and made only 5 of 22 3-pointers, giving the Orange little reason to extend their 2-3 zone defense.“At times we played really good offensively,” first-year Panthers coach Jeff Capel said. “We’ve just got to do it for 40 minutes.”Syracuse suffocated the Panthers for large portions of their 74-63 victory on Jan. 19 as Pitt struggled to generate any sort of offense outside of Jared Wilson-Frame and Johnson.Two weeks later and 360 miles to the southwest, it was more of the same. Wearing gold retro jerseys and playing in front of a sellout crowd that included former program luminaries like Billy Knight and Chevy Troutman, the Panthers looked tentative at times and overwhelmed at others. By the time Pitt found its footing early in the second half, the Panthers were in a hole they couldn’t find their way out of.“Adversity is something you have to go through,” Capel said.MCGOWENS IN A FUNKThe Panthers upset Louisville and Florida State last month thanks in large part to the play of freshman guard Trey McGowens, scoring at least 30 points in the victories. McGowens has cooled off significantly since. He finished with three points against the Orange and missed all five shots from the field and is averaging just 7.2 points over his last five games.“He just needs to play better,” Capel said. “And he will.”BIG PICTURESyracuse: The Orange have the proper ingredients to be a threat in the ACC into March. The fact they could survive on a day when Battle or second-leading scorer Elijah Hughes (five points) couldn’t generate much of anything is tangible proof they’re developing the kind of depth they’ll need down the road.Pittsburgh: The Panthers need Brown to show more of the assertiveness he showed offensively in the second half if they ever want opponents to stop playing zone against them. Brown scored 14 of his 16 points over the final 20 minutes, most of them on dunks after he got position inside.UP NEXTSyracuse: Hosts Florida State on Tuesday at 8 p.m.Pittsburgh: Visits Wake Forest on Tuesday at 7 p.m.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

Mack makes statement in Big 5 Opener

Mack makes statement in Big 5 Opener

first_imgThe McKinelyville High softball team made its case for being the team to beat in the Big 5 Conference with a 10-0 win over last year’s conference champions, Del Norte, Friday afternoon at McKinelyville High.“(We) came out strong after not having played for a while,” McKinelyville head coach Shanna McCracken said. “They really wanted to start off league with the mentality they need to be successful this season. They’ve worked hard for this and today was a total team effort. When one player …last_img read more

The South African SME toolkit

The South African SME toolkit

first_img6 September 2007Global computer giant IBM, local company Business Partners, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Department of Trade and Industry have come together to offer South African entrepreneurs and small enterprises a free web-based toolkit to help them start, finance and grow their businesses.The South Africa Business Toolkit, launched on Tuesday, contains “the latest information and communication technologies to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets learn and implement sustainable business management practices”, IBM said in a statement.The aim, IBM said, was to increase the reach of South African small business into the global economy by improving the productivity, efficiency and capacity of the estimated 600 000 active small businesses in South Africa, as well as by improving their access to capital and new markets.The South Africa toolkit was developed by IBM and the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. It is available both as online and offline modules which include the website, offline CDs, mobile alerts and classroom training.“The SME Toolkit is a particularly powerful combination of technology and business expertise in a country such as South Africa, where there is so much potential for small and medium business growth,” said IBM South and Central Africa MD Mark Harris.Specially designed free toolsThe toolkit website contains information and tools to address accounting and finance, business planning, human resources, legal and insurance, marketing and sales, operations, and technology needs. For example, a business owner can quickly go to the site, find templates for employee evaluations, then log off.Among the specially designed free tools are:An online calculator to help businesses determine their readiness for financing.Software to build a website.Business forms for employee performance evaluations.Community tools such as online conferencing, blog capability, group calendars.Survey and quiz builders to help small businesses make decisions.A multilingual business directory to help small businesses link locally, regionally and globally.“Small businesses are the growth engines of the world’s economies, yet their success rate is not as good as it could be simply because of a lack of access to good business management practices,” said IFC director for Africa Thierry Tanoh. “Giving small businesses the information and new collaborative technologies they need will help them grow and prosper.”Small businesses can, through the toolkit, receive business training delivered via classroom workshops and partnerships with local support providers. The toolkit can also help small businesses go global by providing detailed market access, investment and trade information for the 64 countries most exported to.In South Africa, where an estimated 70% of new businesses fail within 18 months, the toolkit has been designed to provide the access and expertise to enable small business to connect to the world economy.“Many entrepreneurs struggle through their challenges laboriously, and many of them get it right, after they have tried and failed a few times,” said Ferose Oaten of Auto Vehicle Test Centres AVTS. “Some don’t get it right at all, as they think that a good idea is enough.“This toolkit should go a long way in taking away the obstacles and goes further than just the starting, establishment phases, but goes on to provide the tools for maintenance and sustainability.”Customised for the SA marketAccording to IBM, its local partners in the countries hosting the toolkit – such as Elite in Nepal, Dunn & Bradstreet in Singapore, and Business Partners in South Africa – are responsible for making sure the more than 500 pieces of content, tools and resources are customised, localised and available in the language of their respective markets.“These partnerships provide small businesses with local support, thus nurturing their businesses to improve their chance of survival and to generate more jobs,” IBM said.“When a business is in trouble one of the most important things needed is advice from someone who cares, who has been through it before,” said Jo’ Schwenke, MD of Business Partners, a specialist investment company for small and medium businesses in South Africa.“The Web 2.0 collaborative features of this toolkit provide that advisory service by allowing small and medium business owners to interact with each other as well as access data normally available only to Fortune 1000 companies,” Schwenke said.Plans for wirelessSince the toolkit was launched by the IFC in 2002, IBM has spent more than US$1.6-million on rebuilding it on open source platform “using top talent in IBM research.“The Toolkit now includes new Web 2.0 features such as live chat, online forums, business directories and survey capabilities to create a community where small and medium-sized business can collaborate – anywhere around the world,” the company said.There are also plans to allow users to connect to the toolkit using wireless devices such as cellphones.“This truly is one-stop shopping for small businesses, and it levels the playing field,” said IBM vice-president of corporate affairs Stanley Litow. “We know the tools that large businesses use mostly and we know the role technology can play in leading to growth.“Now, every business can have the same chance to succeed.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Over-the-counter antibiotics for livestock being phased out

Over-the-counter antibiotics for livestock being phased out

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Changes are coming for livestock producers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the final rule that will phase out the use of feed grade and water soluble antibiotics for increased feed efficiency or to promote growth. FDA is also changing how producers can obtain these products to treat diseases, which will be by prescription only.Craig Payne, the director of Veterinary Extension at the University of Missouri, says animal health companies have agreed to voluntarily change labeling to accomplish these goals. In order for producers to get a prescription – or Veterinary Feed Directive – they have to establish what’s called a Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR).“Livestock producers now have to have a working relationship with their veterinarian before their vet can legally write a veterinary prescription,” Payne said.Even though the target date for the changes isn’t until December 2016 – Payne encourages producers to begin discussing these changes with their veterinarian.“Get in contact with your veterinarian and make sure that they feel that they have that VCPR established with you,” Payne said. “If they don’t feel that way, then a producer will probably need to make some arrangements to where that relationship becomes solidified so that the vet can legally write prescriptions for these products if the plan is to continue using them on the operation.”To view the FDA fact sheet regarding the final rule visit FDA.gov.last_img read more

Thanks to Mozilla, Web Gets Less Ugly, Good Type Gets Machine Readable

Thanks to Mozilla, Web Gets Less Ugly, Good Type Gets Machine Readable

first_imgRelated Posts Recently, a consortium of type designers and web designers have gathered around a new font format specification called Web Open Font Format (WOFF). The format would allow more typefaces to appear across the web and to be readable by both humans and search engines.With support from Mozilla announced with the release of Firefox 3.6, and with the advocacy of leading type foundries such as Linotype, Emigre, and Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the question of web fonts might be satisfactorily resolved in the near future.For some time, sIFR has been the go-to technology for web designers attempting to expand the Internet’s typographical vocabulary without sacrificing machine readability. However, adoption and use have been limited, and the roster of fully functional online fonts has remained a static and brief cast of players.In a blog post, Mozilla contributor John Daggett wrote, “The WOFF format originated from a collabaration between the font designers Erik van Blokland and Tal Leming with help from Mozilla’s Jonathan Kew. Each had proposed their own format and WOFF represents a melding of these different proposals. The format itself is intended to be a simple repackaging of OpenType or TrueType font data, it doesn’t introduce any new behavior, alter the @font-face linking mechanism or affect the way fonts are rendered. Many font vendors have expressed support for this new format so the hope is this will open up a wider range of font options for web designers.”Of course, Firefox 3.6 will be the first browser to support the new format, so designers will need to include @font-face rules for other browsers, at least for the time being. Not surprisingly, creating such rules for Internet Explorer is more complicated than for other browsers, as IE only plays nicely with Embedded Open Type faces and a limited set of @font-face rule descriptors.Internet Explorer wonkiness aside, WOFF is a widely supported and relatively prominent step in the right direction, and we hope more browser versions will support the format. It’s about time for web pages to lose their homogeneity, for designers to gain more tools for brand and personal expression, for search engines to read more fonts, and for users to have richer browsing experiences.Interested web developers and designers should also check out woffTools, a Python package for examining and manipulating WOFF files. This package also contains a set of command line tools for verifying and examining the files. jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#design#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Get To Know DaVinci Resolve 15’s Super Scale Feature

Get To Know DaVinci Resolve 15’s Super Scale Feature

first_imgLewis McGregor is a certified DaVinci Resolve trainer.Looking for more information on DaVinci Resolve? Check out these articles.Revamped Text Features in the New DaVinci Resolve 15How to Add Sound Effects to a Sound Library in DaVinci Resolve 15Everything You Need to Know About the LUT Browser in DaVinci Resolve 15NAB 2018: Blackmagic Announces DaVinci Resolve 15The Lowdown on Working With Subtitles In DaVinci Resolve 14 Increasing the size of a low-resolution image is not always a good idea. However, Resolve 15’s new Super Scale feature changes the game.There are many ways to use SD footage on an HD timeline: you can give the SD layer a background (as most news broadcasts do), you could duplicate the SD layer and expand and blur the bottom layer (as documented here), or you could increase the scale of the low-resolution media to fit the resolution of the timeline. However, increasing low-resolution media causes a handful of problems, such as pixelation, noise, and a loss of sharpness. Simply put, it makes the image look tacky.Many software features can help with the resizing process and make an image appear clearer than it would if you simply increased the scale of the media. Now In Resolve 15, there’s a new upscaling feature that can resize HD to 8K.  It’s called Super Scale. Resolve already has a fantastic image rescaling filter, which you can set up according to the requirements of your project — either through the setup menu or in the inspector.The Super Scale tool is different. It uses an advanced algorithm that improves image detail upon enlarging — so it’s a processor-intensive operation. For the first several seconds of a clip that I enlarged from 1080p to 4k, I was getting 9 frames-per-second playback. The tool is more for SD media in a UHD timeline — or for when you need to zoom way into a 1080p clip on a timeline with a significantly higher resolution.Where Is It?The Super Scale isn’t as accessible as many other features — you won’t find it in the inspector, nor in any menu panels. To get to Super Scale options, right-click your media, and select “Clip Attributes.”From there, you’ll find the Super Scale menu at the bottom of the video tab with three settings to work with: Super Scale, Sharpness, and Noise Reduction. The first setting changes the size of the file. You can choose from 2x, 4x, and 6x. The sharpness and noise reduction settings will then help you fine-tune the resize.The still below is a screenshot zoomed in at 200% with the Super Scaled image on the right. It was a 1080p file Super Scaled to fit a UHD timeline. I’m not too sure how well the comparison image below is going to convey the results — perhaps not at all since we can only upload stills at a specific resolution (we have to make sure these tips load at lightning speed right?), but I encourage you to test out the Super Scale feature. There is a significant difference in quality between Resolve’s standard resize filter and the Super Scale feature. It’s magical.last_img read more