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first_imgA Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara couple were beaten and robbed by six gunmen who invaded their home on Monday evening at about 21:40h. The gunmen also escaped with the couple’s Toyota pickup. More details in January 31 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP have now confirmed the identity of a man found dead at the scene of a burning van in that city last month. Testing has confirmed the remains are those of 29-year-old Radwan Shenkora, also known as Tommy. However, the cause and circumstances of Shenkora’s death are still unknown. Police found Shenkora’s body on Resources Road in southeastern Grande Prairie after responding to a report of a burning vehicle. Police found a 2001 Silver Dodge Caravan engulfed in flames, and while in attendance, also discovered Shenkora’s body. – Advertisement -The RCMP is still looking for public information in the matter. Anyone with information on Shenkora’s whereabouts September 19, the night before his body was discovered, is asked to contact police at 780-835-5700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-Tips.last_img read more

first_imgGardai do not believe the man attacked in Letterkenny last weekend was struck with a slash-hook.There had been an allegation that the 41 year old victim had been hit with the weapon during the attack at Glenard Park in the Long Lane area after 11.30pm on Friday night.However understands the injuries received by the man are not consistent with a slash-hook. The victim, named locally as Dermot Kildea, received 22 staples to a serious head injury when he was admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital.He had been found unconscious after being set upon by a number of men.It is now thought Mr Kildea may have been struck with a baseball bat which was one of a number of weapons seized when Gardai raided three houses in the Long Lane area.Two men have since appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault and will appear again at Harrristown District Court on February 24th.COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON THIS POST© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on DO NOT BELIEVE MAN WAS STRUCK BY A SLASH-HOOK was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:attackletterkennyslash-hooklast_img read more

first_imgKevin Mc Hugh led the Harps’ attack against Longford Town. Pic.: Gary FoyFinn Harps can look to rebuild their season after a solid display against league leaders Longford Town at Finn Park last night.Peter Huttons side were looking for their first win in six outings but were probably happy to settle for a draw in the end.Having beaten Longford on two previous occasions, Harps went into the game in hopeful mood. Both sides had opportunities in a tight opening half with David O’Sullivan going close for the visitors while Kevin McHugh was well marshaled throughout despite looking lively.Gary Merritt sends a cross in from the Harps’ left wing during the first half of their match against Longford Town at Finn Park tonight. Pic.: Gary FoyHarps could have opened the deadlock from a James Doherty cross but McHugh could not connect properly and his shot went wide.It could have gone horribly wrong for Harps when Longford appealed for a penalty.Gary Shaw looked as if he had beaten Harps ‘keeper Ciaran Gallagher but Gallagher collided with him. Longford appealed but the referee waved the claims away.Peter Hutton will be pleased with a share of the spoils in a game that could have went either way.The draw against the league leaders could well give them a sense of belief that has been missing form the team recently.Ciaran Coll clears the ball as a Longford Town player closes in. Pic.: Gary Foy HARPS GRAB DESERVED DRAW AGAINST LEADERS LONGFORD was last modified: July 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:finn harpsLongford Townlast_img read more

first_img predicted 11 Currently the Brazilian’s form is 2 points per game and that just isn’t good enough. We’ve been banging the drum for his sale in recent weeks but still 17.5 per cent of you are keeping him. Take a leap of faith and get in someone more reliable. Out: James Tarkowski (Burnley) – £4.8m FPL bosses still don’t trust him despite his recent run of four goals in four games with an ownership of just three per cent. It’s a bit mad really, Tottenham represent a tough challenge but he netted against them last term and could be up against a rusty Jan Vertonghen and then it’s games with Fulham and Wolves. Have a little faith and forget the narrative. The full-back has got a groin problem at the moment and it seems Serge Aurier will be the starter going forward. Even if Trippier is fit to for next week he’ll be up against Arsenal so a start is unwise. 11 revealed Out: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £8.0m changes He could go level with club legends Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy and some guy called Cristiano Ronaldo if he scores for the sixth consecutive game when they face Crystal Palace – live on talkSPORT 2. With that in mind he’s a no-brainer as a goalscoring midfielder. The Frenchman is injured once again and has had surgery on a meniscus problem over in Barcelona. He’s back in Manchester now – with a new bleach blonde hair style – but won’t be starting for a while. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Should you be signing or selling these players in the Fantasy Premier League. In: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – £5.1m 11 11 11 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 11 latest If you’re losing a Manchester City player in defence you should replace him with a team-mate. With games against West Ham, Bournemouth, and Watford up next it’s very likely clean sheets will be coming and Walker also represents an attacking threat too. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Out: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) – £6.2m 11 SORRY Now more than ever you need to keep abreast of the latest information and we’re here to help.Whether you’re a manager who reacts to in-form players, loves a bargain, or one who looks to predict the next big FPL thing, you need a bit of advice every now and again.So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here at we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best transfer tips around… Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff whoops 11 appointed In: Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) – £6.8m Fantasy Premier League action is back on the agenda after two weeks of international – and we cannot wait!There’s never a dull moment in the English top flight and there might be a few problems for your teams with injuries floating around after players have been away with their countries. 11 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 11 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? In: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £8.7m Absent for the Newcastle United clash on Monday thanks to surgery on a hernia, his recent form has also been of concern as the Clarets can’t keep the ball out of their net. Swerve him until the form improves and his injury is behind him. In: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £6.5m Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Out: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £9.2m Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? tense In a Fantasy Premier League slump right now, he’s averaging 3.3 points per game at the moment. It’s not great for one of the more expensive players in the position, he is a penalty taker, which is a huge upside but it’s questionable whether this makes him worth the money right now, especially with transfer talk and plenty of other hubbub around him. In: Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – £7.6m Out: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – £6.3m The Seagulls have got a nice run of games until mid-December and who better to land for this than their in-form centre-back. Dunk has two goals in two games and should get at least one clean sheet from the bench against Leicester City, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, or Burnley. gameday cracker Most Popular Premier League Stories 11 TOP WORK Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT What’s not to love here? An England international. An attacking full-back. Two assists in four games. Two clean sheets in four game. A decent run of three matches. Sign. Him. Up.last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL County Council and Gardai have issued a warning to motorists this morning following a fall in temperatures overnight.Gritters have treated major routes across the county but rural and secondary roads have not been – and there are reports of ice on many of these, especially inland.And there is a warning of wintry showers – some of them heavy – later this morning with higher ground due to be the worst affected. However snow may fall at lower levels later in the day.There will also be very strong winds – with gusts of up to 115km/hr.These have the potential to knock down power lines.The blustery weather is set to continue right through Christmas.  ROADS WARNING FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT FREEZE was last modified: December 20th, 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 County Councildonegal roadsROADS WARNING FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT FREEZElast_img read more

first_imgNo, the real story is how Draymond Green and Kevin Durant’s spat at the end of regulation Monday led to a one-game suspension for Green and a legitimate concern around the organization that what was said in that huddle in Los Angeles cannot be unsaid and that it could bring about the end of the Warriors’ dynasty, with Durant being a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Warriors beat the Hawks on Tuesday night.Not that any of that matters.last_img

first_imgInstead, any topical page on Ellerdale returns an incredible amount of data. There are summaries provided from sources like Wikipedia, Freebase (an online semantic database), New York Times’ people search and more. Related topics, in the form of thumbnail images, are listed above the live-updating message stream on every topic’s main page. To the right, a graph charts that keyword’s popularity over time and you can manipulate this to show you data from the past hour, day, week or month. Also to the right is a list of top articles from around the web, ranked by how many times they’ve been mentioned on Twitter. That article list can even be subscribed to via an included RSS feed. And let’s not forget the main dish – the live-updating stream of tweets. The message stream shows who tweeted what, when and what Twitter client they used to do so, which is the same information you would see on However, where Twitter’s own homepage and search results pages stay put until you refresh them, this message stream moves in real-time as tweets come in. If it goes too fast for you (something that’s a real possibility when you watch a currently hot trend), you can pause the stream with a click of a button.For data hounds, search results like these are tantalizing to say the least. And this engine is now just one of many that has access to Twitter’s entire stream of tweets. The other new Twitter partners are also search and discovery services, including Collecta, Kosmix, Scoopler, twazzup, CrowdEye, and Chainn Search, all of which parse the Twitter data feed in their own way. Is any one better than another? That’s hard to say. Each has their own niche, site design and unique features which allow them to appeal to select groups of searchers. Ellerdale is interesting because of its semantic capabilities, but it’s not the only one to offer those. Kosmix, for example, has been developing their semantic-based news portal for the last three years. Many of you probably never heard of the Ellerdale project until this week, when Twitter announced it was one of the company’s new partners in receiving the “firehose” of Twitter data, a full feed stream of tweets that was, prior to Monday, only available to the major players like Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft. What Ellerdale is now doing with Twitter’s 50 million tweets per day is definitely interesting – the service uses an intelligent data-parsing engine to analyze the context of tweets and the links they contain and combines that with other data sources like RSS feeds and Wikipedia to create a real-time search engine and trends tracker that provides more than just a list of tweets – it provides an understanding of the world’s conversations.Launched in late 2009, Ellerdale, still in alpha testing, tracks data sources from around the web, primarily Twitter, and examines what topics are being discussed. It then organizes these conversations into categories like “people,” “sports,” “politics,” “music,” “television,” and more. Within each category are conversation topics and sub-topics. For example, in the “people” section, “Sarah Palin” is a topic of conversation right now and the sub-topics are “The Tonight Show” and “Jay Leno,” referencing her recent appearances on those TV programs. You can click through on any of the topics or sub-topics to learn more about what’s being discussed. Although Ellerdale’s best feature is its ability to highlight these sorts of trends, you can also use it to search the real-time web for your own keywords. Here, unlike Twitter’s own search engine, Ellerdale won’t just return a simple list of tweets in response to a query. Tags:#search#Structured Data#Trends#twitter#web Related Posts sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The best part about all these new partnerships is that we’re about to see an entirely new way to search the web emerge. For quick real-time results, there will always be the major search engines and their more basic lists of tweets, but for true data analysis, we now have incredible new options like Ellerdale and all the others. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgAmanda Razani Tags:#alzheimer’s#Boston University#health#wearables Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Boston University researchers have been working on creating wearable devices that that can detect signs of early dementia and Alzheimer’s. The goal of this three-year research project is to reveal minute physical changes that correspond with the slow mental decline associated with this illness. Right now, it is hard to detect early preclinical Alzheimer’s.See Also: Can wearable technology help the elderly?The incidence of this disease is steadily increasing as the population continues to age. It is estimated that as many as 5.4 million Americans might have Alzheimer’s. The risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease increases with age, although it is not considered to be a normal part of aging.  If treatment is not found soon, it is expected that the national number of patients with this disease will almost triple by 2050.Boston University researcher, Rhoda Au, has administered wearable digital devices to 2,200 elderly individuals, as a part of the study. During a three-year period, these devices will track patient’s balance, heart rate, sleep, cognitive function, and fall risk, along with other possible medical markers.Currently, people who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s are sent to a specialist. However, at that time, it is often too late to do anything to help the patient.Plans for the future of wearables“It’s really labor-intensive to bring people [into the lab],” said Au, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston.Eventually, researchers plan to move past wearable technology to in-home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Nest. This may give more insight as to what parts of a person’s life may cause dementia.“I’m pretty sure that I have collected data that is not useful.  But I am equally sure that I have collected data that is useful…it is very much about figuring it out as you go along,” Au said.center_img 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health… FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje…last_img read more

first_imgCheck out how you can use Photoshop 3D to create custom 3D extrusions and simple beveled models for import into Autodesk Smoke.Photoshop has been able to create 3D extrusions from 2D layers and even use layers as textures on imported 3D objects.  Now the original intention for this feature would be to create 3D depth to 2D logos and Text for use in your compositions. Also, you can use Photoshop as a texture painter since you can paint on the layer as it is being used on a 3D model import. So, how does this all relate to Autodesk Smoke?  Let’s explore that.There was a post on the Creative Cow Smoke 2013 forums where a user was asking if he could extrude a 2D logo and make it 3D.  Now Smoke has a full 3D compositing environment within Action. You can create and extrude 3D Text and import 3D models, but you can’t extrude a 2D image layer, like an imported logo. Now back to Photoshop….Creating your extrusion in Photoshop:In Photoshop take your logo. If it doesn’t have a matte or alpha then create one for it. Once you have your logo set, click on the 3D tab in the layers menu.Selected Layers should be the default selection.  Choose 3D Extrusion. This will create a mesh based on the shape of your logo with its alpha.The other useful options for creating meshes for Smoke would be Mesh from Preset, which gives you basic 3D primitives.  Most of these are also available in Smoke and can be loaded via the Import Node in Action.  But Photoshop does have a Hat, Soda Can, and Wine Bottle that might be useful and can be used as models in Smoke.You can also create some custom shapes with a grayscale depth map. The shape is based on black and white values. Black being away from the camera and white being towards the camera. Gray would be center.  You can create some complex 3D objects if you choose Sphere, Cylinder, or Plane.Going back to Extrusion. Create the extrusion and you will switch to the 3D mode.  The Camera is selected in this view, and if you rotate the camera by dragging in the image viewer you will see the 3D Extrusion of your logo.If you select your layer in the list, the Properties menu will switch and give you options to customize the mesh. The Extrusion Depth is the most obvious and will control the size and depth of your object.The other useful option here is the Shape Preset. Here you can select some bevel options for the mesh.At the top of the Properties menu you have further options to twist and taper the extrusion under the Deform options. With the Cap Options, you can create your own custom bevel.Once you are happy with your Extrusions shape, click the 3D menu option in the main Photoshop menu. Select Export 3D Layer.Name the file and choose to save it as a Wavefront .OBJ model. This is the only Model format that Smoke can work with from the choices available.You will get an option to save the textures in various formats. If you choose Original Format, you will get .psd files which you can use in Smoke. Now, in the location you chose to save the file, you will find a few .psd textures, an .mtl materials file, an the .obj file that you can import into Smoke.Note: Smoke 2013 will crash if you try to load the .obj you just created. If you try an open them in Maya, Maya will just give you nothing. There is something about how these meshes are created that Autodesk in general doesn’t like. However, they import fine into Cinema4D.  Go figure. So is what is the workaround? Convert the .obj to .fbx.Convert the OBJ to FBX for SmokeAutodesk has a great free utility for converting many different 3D formats to FBX. It’s available for Windows and Mac. Once you have downloaded and installed this stand alone utility, run the app and load the OBJ model you created and convert it to FBX. It’s simple.Just load and convert.  I would suggest unchecking the Add Root Node in the OBJ options. This will eliminate and extra AXIS node being added to the Geom hierarchy in the Action schematic. Now you have an FBX model which is now cleaned up and Autodesk friendly, that you can import it into Smoke. In CFX, add an Action Node and double click the Import Node.Navigate to where you saved your converted FBX model. Switch the selection at the bottom to FBX. Select the model, choose Fit to Scene in the options and load.In the Action Schematic you will see an Axis – Geom – Material node connection. Now, for some reason the material node comes in oddly. The Diffuse and Specular colors are off and the Transparency values may be at 100% which will make your object invisible in your scene.Just delete the Material node, because at this time it will cause more issues for you. Also, the centre of rotation or the anchor point is bottom left of the Geom block. So you will need to adjust the centre point of the axis so you can rotate your model around the center if desired.Add a light to your scene to see some shading on your model. There are no textures embedded with this FBX as the convertor doesn’t read the .mtl file. Also, Photoshop doesn’t export an unwrapped UV map even though the model does have UV coordinates.What we have here is a simple geometry that you can texture with one Diffuse Map and a Reflection Map is you so choose.Texturing your Geometry in SmokeImport your original logo that you had in Photoshop into your Smoke Media Library and then into CFX.  Pipe this image into an Action Media Layer.Here’s the catch. Since we have created a simple and dumb 3D model in Photoshop and bypassed using a true 3D software like 3DS Max, Maya or Cinema 4D, we have limited texturing abilities.  There are no Object groups or even separate Geoms created for the front, back and bevel of the Photoshop mesh. So you have to fake the texturing on the Geom. Feel free to texture the Geom with anything you see fit. In this illustration I have used a chrome texture as the base.Load the logo for the geometry as an image layer and use the Geom axis and link it to the Axis of the Image. Now it is just a matter of manually lining up the image on top of the Geom. It helps to pull the Image forward in Z to just enough so that it clears cutting through the GEOM  and lays just 1 pixel in front of the Geom.It’s not perfect or elegant. But if you need a quick 3D extrusion of a logo or a custom shape and you are the only one around, this tip can come in handy. I personally only know enough proper 3D to get myself in to trouble. I am an editor.  I am not a 3D artist, modeler, or texturer.  But sometimes, I need just a bit of 3D to make my composite work. Now, Photoshop can give me an easy solution to creating some simple 3D in Autodesk Smoke.last_img read more