Calls made for national unity at Emancipation Day celebration in Region 2

first_imgBy: Indrawattie NatramCalls were made for national unity at the Region Two Emancipation Celebrations held at the Anna Regina Car Park on Sunday evening.Hundreds gathered to witness the 178th Anniversary of African Emancipation from slavery. Delivering the feature address during a cultural programme organised by ACEDA (African Cultural Education Development Association) was former University of Guyana Vice Registrar and current Advisor to the Minister of Education, Vincent Alexander.Speaking at the ACEDA organised programme, Alexander used the opportunity to define the term emancipation, noting that it is a fact or process where one is set free from legal, social or political restriction. During the definition he stressed that there needs to be a collective emancipation where persons work together in Unity for a better Guyana. Alexander said that emancipation is a constant struggle and it can only be achieved through continuous unison. At that point he explained that Damon was the first to fight for Emancipation for Essequibians by starting a revolution.He further noted that Guyana as a country is going through the liberation process and called on all Guyanese to paddle together towards the development process.“Freedom can only be realised in wealth not in poverty, as such we need to work together and hold hands, we can do this as a nation” Alexander pointed out.Representing the Region Two Administration was Regional Vice Chairman Showkat Ali who said that the Regional Democratic Council fully supports ACEDA and it’s programme. Ali said that Africans did a lot for Guyana and their efforts should always be recognised.He used the opportunity to extend Emancipation greetings to all Guyanese and also trumpted the call for unity.The programme commenced after a candle light march from the Damon Monument at La Belle Alliance to Anna Regina with singing of African cultural songs and drumming.At midnight the libation ceremony was conducted, accompanied by loud lively African drumming. The ACEDA was formed in 2001 with the aim of promoting culture and education.Thus far the group has sponsored 26 young people to pursue career courses at the Essequibo Technical Institute. Children are also being taught craft, trade and pottery by the group.last_img read more

Connect, Communicate, Care

first_imgWorld Suicide Prevention DayThe Indian Action Committee (IAC) joins the rest of the global community in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day under the theme, “Connect, Communicate, Care”.In a statement, the IAC noted that the organisation believed that while the declaration has not been realised, it was still profoundly useful.The IAC supports the efforts of the Government of Guyana; the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs); religious bodies; trade unions and civil society to mitigate this societal evil which has devastating effect.IAC commended all those who continue to work to reduce instances of suicide and expressed the hope that much-needed national interventions would be forthcoming.In 2003, the IAC established its focus on suicide prevention as part of its social work programmes, predominantly in Indo-Guyanese communities.In light of the spiralling number of suicides and related deaths over the past two years, the IAC made a national call for suicide to be declared a national priority. It is the belief of the IAC that this call will bring the necessary focus and resources to help realise a decline in suicide through education and other related interventions.The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again attempt suicide. The tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life. And this is happening in spite of the fact that suicide is preventable.This year’s theme, “Connect, Communicate, Care” are at the heart of suicide prevention.last_img read more

Ex-Dirtbag trim and ready in S.D.

first_imgPadres left fielder Terrmel Sledge reported to camp on Saturday, four days early and 15 pounds lighter. Sledge arrived at Peoria Sports Complex and was met by a dozen pitchers and catchers just returning from a running session. Position players report on Wednesday with the first workout slated for Friday. Sledge, who said he’s down from 210 pounds last season to 195, is slotted to take over in left field after Dave Roberts signed an $18 million, three-year deal with San Francisco. ‘Unit’ upbeat in Ariz. Randy Johnson made the familiar trek down Interstate 10 from his Paradise Valley home and found his name on the same spring training locker he occupied during the best seasons of his extraordinary career. After two tumultuous years with the New York Yankees, the Big Unit is obviously comfortable with his return to Arizona. He is confident that his offseason back surgery will allow him to return to the mound as a strong starter, if not the dominant pitcher he was in his first stint with the Diamondbacks. “I’m very optimistic that the tough part is behind me now,” Johnson said Saturday. “It’s just now getting out on the mound and proving to myself and everybody else, and then everything else will fall in its place.” Sledge said he lost weight by altering his diet at the end of last season, mainly by cutting out desserts and fried foods. “I’ve always been in pretty good shape,” Sledge said. “But it will take a toll on you over 162 games. I’m not a health nut, but I’m leaning toward that way. I feel a lot more energetic.” center_img Bunt singlesMiguel Cabrera became the first player to win in arbitration this year when the Florida Marlins’ All-Star third baseman was awarded a $7.4 million salary on Saturday instead of the team’s offer of $6.7 million. Cabrera made $472,000 last year and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He was second in the NL last season with a .339 batting average, and he had 26 homers and 114 RBIs. Pitcher Erik Bedard avoided arbitration with the Baltimore Orioles, agreeing Saturday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

NEW DONEGAL START-UP BUSINESS SET TO CLEAN UP THE COUNTY!

first_imgBUSINESS: Every great business aims to solve a problem for its customers and MATELL Oven Cleaning does that in a big way.The newly opened businesses aim is to take an old greasy oven, professionally clean it and leave it like new again. And the company is already proven a big success with the people of Donegal!Owner of MATELL Oven Cleaning, Frances Matson said, “Ovens are on the go constantly in people’s homes and cleaning can become a bit of a chore and also time consuming”.“What we do at MATELL Oven Cleaning is remove all the hassle by ensuring you enjoy preparing dinner for the family and leave you with an oven like new again by professionally cleaning it”The Process MATELL inspect the oven before they carefully remove all the trays, racks, panels and fans.These are then placed in their van mounted dip tank with the required solution to remove all carbon deposits.Then the oven itself is set to a temperature of between 80-100 degrees.“Once the oven has heated to the require temperature and using the required tools and degreaser the oven door is scraped clean of all the grease deposits, polished and then removed from the oven until the interior of the oven is cleaned.“The interior is cleaned using a non caustic oven paste, this removes all carbon deposits and grease. The oven is then buffed to a high shine.“Once the removal parts of the oven have had the required time in the dip tank they are then refitted to the oven and the door is put back in place. You are then left with an oven that looks like new. MATELL Oven Cleaning call directly to your home with no call out charge and leave with little fuss, which makes for a happier and fresher home for all.For more information check out the company website www.matellovencleaning.ie find them on Facebook/MatellOvenCleaning or call on 086 203 6982WIN A FREE Professional Oven Clean by answering the question on Matell Oven Cleaning’s Facebook page just click the link below:https://www.facebook.com/MatellOvenCleaning NEW DONEGAL START-UP BUSINESS SET TO CLEAN UP THE COUNTY! was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSCV Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Moms mixer allows mothers to gather and socialize, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044. Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. FRIDAY AARP driver safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Author signing will feature John Hicks and Dan Jordan, 7-9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Musical story time will feature songs and stories inspired by Zorro, 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-1131. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Letter carriers food drive invites residents to leave a bag of nonperishable food for the needy by their mailbox. Call the SCV Food Pantry at (661) 255-9078. AARP driver safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Health Fair Expo will provide free health screenings and low-cost blood tests, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 255-1588. Volunteer class, 9 a.m.-noon at the William S. Hart museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-4584. Free landscaping class will cover water management, 9 a.m.-noon at Castaic Lake Water Agency located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Karen Dunkinger at (661) 513-1230. American Association of University Women will install officers, 10:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $14. Call Trudi Nash at (661) 252-1831. Animal story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Young Artist of the Year art reception, 4-6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Mother’s Day breakfast before the 9 a.m. worship service at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call (661) 297-3783. Free lecture on the Fernandeno Tataviam Indian tribe, 2-4 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies square dance club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Blood drive, 2:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7307 or visit www.st-stephens.org. Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will meet, 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Visit www.w6jw.org. Los Angeles Opera League-Santa Clarita Region will meet, 7 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Service Center, 24271 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Olga Joseau at (661) 297-3086. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Spring boutique and sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Development brainstorming session for nonprofits, 9-10:30 a.m. at the SCV Resource Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Call (661) 250-3720 or e-mail info@scvrc.org. Mark Asher will sign copies of his books, 6-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. last_img read more

Duffy’s UFC future in doubt after contract negotiations stall

first_imgDonegal MMA star Joseph Duffy has rejected a fight on the upcoming UFC card in Belfast, and negotiations over a new contract have stalled sparking doubts over his future with the promotion. The Burtonport fighter signed a five fight deal with the UFC in January 2015, and he has one fight left on that contract.However, it is believed that Duffy is unhappy with the terms he has been offered on a new contract and negotiations have stalled. Duffy was also offered a fight on the UFC card in Belfast on November 19th, but rejected the fight saying it would do nothing to further his career within the sport.Duffy told The 42.ie, “Of course I’d be very disappointed to miss the Belfast card but I just feel that the fight I was offered didn’t make sense,” said Duffy, who was born in Donegal and is currently based at the Tristar camp in Montreal. “There was no real upside to the fight for me. With it being the last fight on my contract, I feel there’s no benefit for me in taking it.“This is the fight game and at this level every fight I take has to mean something to me in more ways than one. I’m training hard and I feel great. I’ve never been more focused than I am right now so I guess it’s just a matter of waiting for the right fight for me.“I want names that mean something and I’m ready to start my training camp as soon as that happens. If it’s Belfast then it’s Belfast, if not then so be it.” There are now very real fears over his future with the UFC, with Duffy saying that the contract tabled to him has left him feeling undervalued by the promotion.Duffy added, “In this game it’s all about the right fights at the right time. I’m still on my first contract so we’re not exactly making enough money to set ourselves up for life, and in this game one injury could end your career in an instant,” explained Duffy, who earned a disclosed $20,000 for his clash with Poirier, while his opponent picked up $84,000.“I believe there are a lot of guys in the top 10 who I match up well against and obviously my competitive side wants all top 10 guys. But the reality is that I’m not getting paid top 10 salaries and that’s where we’re at right now.“I’m not close at all [to signing a new deal]. I have been offered a new contract to sign but I don’t feel like I’m valued. The negotiation seems to be a case of take it or leave it.“I’m not asking for a massive increase, just what I believe I’m worth as a professional mixed martial artist. It’s definitely looking like I will be testing free agency, but not by choice.” Duffy’s UFC future in doubt after contract negotiations stall was last modified: September 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BelfastcardcontractdonegalJoseph DuffyMMANegotiationsUFClast_img read more

Sephaka names preliminary World Cup squad

first_img5 March 2014 Springbok Women’s coach Lawrence Sephaka on Tuesday announced a preliminary squad of 39 players for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup as he looks to put the building blocks in place for the international showpiece taking place in France from 1 to 17 August. The squad includes the 16 elite Springbok Women Sevens players based in Port Elizabeth, 11 players who featured in the 2010 IRB Rugby World Cup in London, and a number of up-and-coming players.Preparation time “We have five months to get the women ready for the Rugby World Cup, so it is important to name a preliminary squad who we could work with to ensure that their fitness levels and techniques are at the required level to compete successfully,” Sephaka said in a statement. “This squad features a healthy mix of youth and experience, which is encouraging for the future of women’s rugby, but also to achieve our goal of advancing to the knock- out stages, and hopefully winning the tournament. “The Sevens elite squad is training hard with coach Renfred Dazel and they have a few tournaments coming up in the next few months,” Sephaka added. “This will be beneficial for their match fitness and big match temperament. The other players have received their training programmes and have been working closely with the satellite coaches in their respective regions, which has involved a fair bit of individualised training, so our preparation is on track.” 2010 World Cup participants The players in the squad who participated in the 2010 Rugby World Cup include Zenay Jordaan, Lorinda Brown and Phumeza Gadu, who are all members of the elite Sevens squad, as well as stalwart Mandisa Williams, Fundiswa Plaatjie and Laurian Johannes. Powerful prop Asithandile Ntoyanto and back Tayla Kinsey, who made their test debuts last season in the Rugby World Cup qualifier against Uganda, were among a handful of new players who could feature in their first IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup. They were joined by forwards Rights Mkhari and Andrea Mentoor, and versatile player Shona-Leah Weston. The squad will be reduced to 26 players before the World Cup. Schedule The specialist 15-a-side players will continue their preparations for the World Cup in their satellite camps in the next few months, while the Sevens elite players will participate in the Hong Kong Invitational, an African Sevens series in Kenya, and the IRB Women’s World Sevens Series in Amsterdam in the next two months. The preliminary squad will then assemble in Pretoria for a training camp from 18 to 24 June. They will then travel to London and France for a World Cup warm-up tour, which will feature three matches, two against the Nomads in London, and one against World Cup hosts and pool competitors France. The squad will assemble again on 14 July for a two-week holding camp, with the World Cup squad set to depart for Paris on 27 July. Springbok Women’s Preliminary World Cup Squad Celeste Adonis (WP), Nicolene Barendse (SWD), Siviwe Basweni (Border), Lorinda Brown (Eastern Province), Nolusindiso Booi (Border), Marlien Cronje (Blue Bulls), Kirsten Conrad (Boland), Nomathamsanqa Faleni (Eastern Province), Phumeza Gadu (Eastern Province), Rachelle Geldenhuys (Falcons), Veroeshka Grain (WP), Nosiphiwo Goda (Border), Laurian Johannes (WP), Portia Jonga (EP), Zenay Jordaan (EP), Tayla Kinsey (KZN), Jacqueline Kriel (Blue Bulls), Thantaswa Macingwana (Border), Benele Makwezela (WP), Nomaphelo Mayongo (KZN), Vuyokazi Mbonda (WP), Andrea Mentoor (WP), Rights Mkhari (Limpopo Blue Bulls), Nomsa Mokwai ( Leopards), Lamla Momoti (Border), Zintle Mpupha (Border), Nwabisa Ngxatu (Border), Asithandile Ntoyanto (Border), Tamsyn Nuttley (WP), Marithy Pienaar (Blue Bulls), Fundiswa Plaatjie (Border), Mathrin Simmers (SWD), Amanda Tshidi (Border), Ziyanda Tywaleni (Border), Vuyolwethu Vazi (Blue Bulls), Denita Wentzel (WP), Shona-Leah Weston (Blue Bulls), Christal Williams (SWD), Mandisa Williams (Border) SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

AgTube: One of the Largest Farms in the World

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Li Sheng Li and Joep Driessen on one of the biggest farms in the world, very well managed by the Chinese. Highlights: They have one feeding space and one resting space per cow. Also, there”s have a stress-free calving line. They are doing a good job within the system they have. Some more details: 20.000 milking cows, 8 rotaries of 80 cows. 1 barn is almost 4 hectares. Within half an hour they have the milk packed and shipped. Top quality milk, low cell count: 150.000. What do you think of this farm? Please share your thoughts! Professor Li Shengli of Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC), in which Friesland Campina also has a part.last_img read more

Precision Planting launched three new products

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Precision Planting, LLC announced the launch of three new products.The new products launched include the 20|20 monitor, which provides an advanced agronomic picture, allowing farmers to optimize planting, harvest and application decisions with a smart, intuitive interface that visualizes performance and field conditions in real time. The 20|20 monitor powers the most agronomic-advanced systems on the market that control population, down force, liquid application, multi-hybrid planting and higher-speed planting, all while sensing the furrow. The 20|20 monitor also helps collect the most spatially accurate yield data available and provides information for setting the planter to maximize ear count. This allows farmers to not only have the accurate data to make those crucial decisions but also gives them the equipment and powerful automation to make decisions during each pass through the field.The new SeederForce is the first step toward bringing Precision Planting technology into the air-seeder market. Compatible with John Deere 60- and 90-Series Air Seeders, SeederForce is an automated downforce control system that initially measures the amount of weight present on the gauge wheels of the row unit and compares that to the target set by the farmer on the 20|20 display. SeederForce then automatically changes the hydraulic pressure present on the rockshaft cylinder to increase or decrease the row unit down force to maintain the target weight set by the operator, resulting in a more consistent seeding depth and more uniform emergence of the crop.For switching between hybrids when crossing into different zones, the new mSet allows for two hybrids to be planted in the field using a single meter with a dual compartment hopper and a seed selector. The seed selector fills the vSet meter with a small pool of the hybrid being planted, and when it’s time to plant the other hybrid, it fills the meter with the second hybrid from the other section of the hopper. Transitions happen quickly thanks to a seed pool level sensor that tells the seed selector when more seed is needed. mSet is compatible with both seed tubes as well as SpeedTube for maximizing acres per hour and gaining profitability from multi-hybrid planting.last_img read more

Pro Player is a Full-Featured QuickTime Player Replacement

first_imgDigital Heaven releases Pro Player, a Quicktime player alternative with features targeted at the professional video creator.If you’re looking for an easy-to-use video player with professional features, Digital Heaven’s Pro Player fits the bill.  Want a quick way to view metadata, timecode and reel information without having to boot up a video editing app?  Pro Player offers up that info and more in its clean, lightweight interface.In fact, Pro Player has adopted many of the playback features used in industry standard video editing apps such as the J/K/L playback shortcuts and shuttle/job capability.  Timecode is presented up front and center, making it very easy to read (great for taking notes and reviewing footage).  Another nice feature of the app is the ability to display transparency in footage with an alpha channel (something most players don’t offer).Arguably, many video editors may be more at home using their NLE of choice as a video and clip player.  However, for video producers and directors the Pro Player may be ideal, as it offers professional features and detailed file information in a clean easy-to-use interface.The Digital Heaven Pro Player is currently being offered at the introductory price of $19.99 (it will soon return to it’s regular price of $29.99).  Get more info and download over at Digital Heaven.last_img read more