Newsx Adverts WhatsApp By News Highland – January 23, 2012 Twitter Pinterest Previous articleMeeting tonight ahead of Donegal’s first ‘Relay for Life’ eventNext articleSoccer – McHugh Speaks To Highland Sport On Testimonial News Highland Facebook There was a large turnout at the Highlands Hotel in Glenties last night for a meeting to discuss a controversial new windfarm scheduled to be built in Straboy, Glenties.There is anger after a decision to grant permission for the 20 turbine development was made despite a large number of submissions from people opposed to the project.The submission were rejected late in the process because of a technicality relating to payment.Local’s are objecting on a number of grounds including Health, Site safety, Wildlife and the impact it would have on Tourism and Scenery.One of those is Anne Marie O’Donnell:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/windobject.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Facebook Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Objectors want Glenties windfarm planning process re-opened WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The bottom line is, American leaders in Washington need to get serious about how to handle this problem,” Coburn said during the hearing. “American jobs are at stake.” In addition to Glickman, who represented the major studios, Coburn gathered together witnesses from the recording, software and technology industries who all urged that the U.S. put pressure on China to crack down on the practice in a country where there are few repercussions to deter the pirates. “When it comes to ripping off our American sound recordings, China is one of the worst,” testified songwriter Gary Burr, speaking on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America. “The problem remains as bad as ever. Realistic, meaningful penalties are never imposed.” Glickman testified that the piracy problem is so rampant that the illegal films are readily available for purchase on virtually all street corners and packed on the shelves of audio-visual stores in just about every neighborhood. He said the reasons for this epidemic are two-fold. BEVERLY HILLS – Movie piracy in China is costing the major film studios nearly $300 million a year, with more than nine out of every 10 DVDs sold in that country being a fake or stolen product, Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said Monday. Glickman was among those who testified at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to discuss ways to ensure protection of American intellectual property rights in China. “If you did not see a counterfeit DVD, you were not in China,” Glickman said during the hearing, held at The Museum of Television and Radio. “Unfortunately, I fear our collective perception of China has become so ingrained with the notion that China is overflowing with pirate DVDs we frequently fail to appreciate the magnitude of the problem.” The theft of intellectual property in China has been a hot political topic this month and was among the issues discussed during President George W. Bush’s visit to China, which ended Sunday, as well as during California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent weeklong trip to the country. “First, China imposes strict limits on the number of foreign films that can be exhibited in its theaters on a revenue-sharing basis and applies burdensome regulations and confiscatory taxes on foreign home video and television content. This creates a marketplace vacuum that pirates are only too happy to fill,” the MPAA chief said. “Second, China has not asserted the political will necessary to reduce the level of piracy.” Glickman also said the MPAA’s Asia-Pacific Office recently completed a study on the link between movie piracy and organized crime. Criminal revenue from the theft of intellectual property reached $512 billion in 2004, dwarfing the $322 billion illegal narcotics trade. The mark-up averages 1,150 percent on pirated DVDs that are made in Asia and sold in Europe, and the criminal risk in far lower than with drug smuggling. “Part of the allure for organized crime to move into DVD piracy is the incredible profit margins, exponentially higher than for drugs,” Glickman said. Coburn, chairman of the Senate Homeland Securities and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security, said he will take his findings from the oversight hearing back to Washington to share with Congress. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 [email protected]!dtpost 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web If our attempts at getting such simple information as bus schedules or account balances from automated voice recognition systems are any indication, then we imagine Google has a lot of work to do in its latest endeavor – real-time, spoken-language translation.According to the the Times in the UK, Google is working on developing software for a mobile phone that would translate what you were saying into the language of the speaker on the other end of the line, and vice versa.As you may have noticed, Google already has a hand in the translation business, with its Web page translation service. Google Translate currently translates between 52 languages, which includes a number of languages with completely different alphabets.The Times spoke with Franz Och, head of Google’s translation services, who said that this new service should be up and running and would “work reasonably well in a few years’ time.”“Everyone has a different voice, accent and pitch,” said Och. “But recognition should be effective with mobile phones because by nature they are personal to you.”Och is referring to the fact that the software would have the opportunity to learn your accent, dialect and general manner of speaking over time, becoming more accurate. But we can only imagine the difficulty of the task ahead, especially with languages such as Mandarin or Cantonese, which are tonally based. In Mandarin, for example, the word “ma” can have four different meanings according to the tone used. If the speaker uses the first tone, a constant high pitch, then the word means “mother”. If they use the third tone, a dropping then rising pitch, however, the meaning changes to “horse”.The fun doesn’t stop there, the Times article points out, as handling the vast number of accents and dialects is also an immense task. Much like the Web-based translation that Google does, though, the system would become more accurate over time, essentially learning from its experience. We hope that one of the first things it learns is not to call our new Chinese friend’s mother a horse. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson
Take the right approach to importing your footage into Final Cut Pro X.Before you can edit your footage, it needs to be imported into your project. Importing may sound like a fairly easy process, but if you want to get the most out of Final Cut Pro X there are a few best practices you should adhere to when importing your footage.In the following video tutorial we will take a look at different ways you can import footage into FCPX. The tutorial covers:Selecting Photos/VideosDrag and Drop ImportingAdjusting PreferencesExternal Media ReferencingFCPX recently updated some import options. If you want to learn more about these new features check out the “New Import Options” post here on PremiumBeat.Want to learn more about FCPX? Check out the FCPX section of the PremiumBeat blog. We have dozens of tutorials and articles dedicated to helping you become a better FCPX editor. Follow Ben on Twitter for more FCPX and production/post tips: @BenConsoli.Have any tips for importing in FCPX? Share in the comments below.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade has spent virtually his entire career around Spoelstra, who was an assistant under Riley until moving into the top spot for the 2008-09 season. That means he’s heard just about every quote Spoelstra has to offer over and over and over again, lines about “identity” and “competition” and insisting that in any circumstance “we have enough.”It took Wade a long time to understand why Spoelstra’s message rarely deviates from one year to the next.“He’s consistent,” Wade said. “If you’re a parent, you understand that my kids need consistency from me and my wife. They need routines, they need all these things. It’s the same thing. It’s a big day care that he has in that locker room and he’s consistent with his message and how we do things.”Among coaches with at least 10 years on the job, Spoelstra’s winning percentage — .595 — is eighth-best in NBA history. By the time this season ends, he should be in the top 30 for all-time wins. And he’s only 48, meaning his career might still have many, many more years left for him to add to his legacy.Plus, he realizes how fortunate he is to be in a place like Miami, where the leadership group led by Riley and managing general partner Micky Arison values stability. Among current NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has been in his job longer than Spoelstra — who has seen 122 coaching changes in the league since Riley promoted him to the top spot on Miami’s staff.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Almost 25 years later, the mantra still applies.Erik Spoelstra coached his 850th game for the Heat on Wednesday night, passing team president and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley for the most in franchise history. Spoelstra is only the 13th person to coach at least 850 games with one NBA franchise; it’s happened 14 times overall, with Don Nelson reaching that threshold with both Milwaukee and Golden State during his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“My dad had been fired from a couple of different places and he knew the real NBA,” Spoelstra said. “He was saying it almost as such an exaggeration … just find a way to hang on with this guy, this Hall of Famer. And I guess the lesson to that is, I’m still just trying to hang on, trying to work for him for as long as I possibly can.”New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry will coach his 1,000th career game Thursday when the Pelicans visit Oklahoma City, making him the 31st NBA coach to hit that milestone. Unless either Scott Skiles or Stan Van Gundy returns to an NBA sideline beforehand — they’ve coached 958 and 907 games, respectively — Spoelstra could be the next coach to join the 1,000-game club, sometime around the midpoint of the 2020-21 season. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gestures toward players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra still vividly remembers getting a short speech from his father, a sage piece of advice that came about a year into his time in the employ of the Miami Heat.“Don’t screw it up,” Jon Spoelstra said.ADVERTISEMENT “This coaching profession is extremely dynamic,” Spoelstra said. “It’s complex and I’m very grateful to have this opportunity with such an incredible organization. You don’t have it in pro sports. That’s why I try to do my very best and try to grow and get better and reinvent every year because I don’t want to let them down.”That means he’s still listening to his dad’s suggestion, all these years later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joel Embiid’s herculean effort carries 76ers past Spurs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town
Pullela GopichandPullela Gopichand has changed the face of Indian badminton since taking over as national coach in 2006. The former All England Champion has groomed many top-notch performers in recent years, and his wards vouch for the passion he has for the game.His academy in Hyderabad has played a crucial part in this endeavour. To spread the game across the country, he is now ready with a comprehensive plan to open three new academies in Vadodara, Jaipur and Gwalior. While the Vadodara academy will open next month, the other two are on the pipeline.”It is going to be a big challenge. For the game to grow at the grassroots, it is important that we have academies well spread out. There is no dearth of talent in the country. Many states have come forward and expressed interest in opening academies. I have been in talks with several stakeholders regarding this,” Gopichand told MAIL TODAY.Olympic silver medallist and BJP MP from Jaipur (Rural) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been keen on Gopichand opening an academy in the city.”He has sent a proposal to us. He has been co-coordinating with the state government. In fact, the chief minister (Vasundhara Raje) wants to encourage sports. We will work on it once I come back from the Asian Games,” Gopi said.The academies will have residential facilities. Gopi is working with the Badminton Association of India and other stakeholders to put a structure in place for running these centres.”It needs co-ordination from everyone, the government, SAI, and the sports ministry. The game is growing and corporate houses too are coming forward to contribute. We also have to see that there are exchange programmes in place among the centres.”advertisementAt present, there are three national training centres – in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is happy to have made his Parma debut.The fullback featured in defeat to Cagliari.He told TMW: “Personally, I think it went pretty well, physically I felt good and for the two weeks I got to know my teammates, they showed good qualities. The form will improve even more. “I was disappointed because in front of our audience we honestly didn’t get what we wanted, as always the three points, but we did a good game anyway. Positive on Sunday we have to start again, preparing the challenge for Lazio.”
North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto is regarded as one of the best pure athletes in college basketball. Wednesday, he reminded us all of that fact in emphatic fashion. Tokoto, with his team leading 60-49 down the stretch, climbed the ladder to turn back a layup attempt by Boston College guard Dimitri Batten. Tokoto practically blocked the ball halfway up the backboard.The Tar Heels cruised today against Eagles. They’ll get Louisville on Thursday.