‘Clarendon derby’ in RSPL – Humble Lion, Portmore United clash at Effortville

first_img tough game “We lost some points that we didn’t bargain for ourselves, and they are coming off two straight losses, but we will not be fooled by that. “They will be coming to up the tempo against us, and even with those losses, we would be prepared for a tough game from them,” Vassell Reynolds, coach of Humble Lion said of today’s big clash. He added: “On paper, it is a Clarendon derby, as we are based in Clarendon and a large percentage of the Portmore United players are based in the parish. With that situation, neither team needs anything more to motivate the players.” Leading up to this game, Reynolds said his players trained well with a lot of emphasis on the mental aspects of the game. “We did a lot on the mental side, which will be key to the outcome of this game. “Wolry Wolfe has been leading the charge for us and others like Levaughn Williams, Ricardo Cousins, Devon Hodges, and FranÁois Swaby are also capable of delivering for us. Once we can get them to join the likes of Wolfe and Andrew Vanzie, in terms of performance and leadership, we will be fine,” the positive Reynolds said. As far as Portmore United’s Clive Marshall is concerned, the main focus for his team is to improve on their last two performances and return to their productive ways. Nothing else matters. “This game is more like a derby, given tradition and history, but we are not looking at it like that. We are looking at improving on our last two results and returning to winning ways,” manager Marshall said. According to Marshall, there is no time for making excuses about why they lost and the manner in which they lost. It was time taking responsibility and putting measures in place to correct the mistakes and not repeating them. While Jovan East has been the most consistent in front of goal this season and Ewan Grandison in one of the most experienced, Marshall said getting back to winning ways was not up to one or two players but the entire team. “We have a young team, but if the more experienced players provide the leadership and the other players respond in a similar way then we will be OK, but it has to be a team effort,” declared Marshall. At Barbican Stadium Boys’ Town will be looking to follow up their big win over Portmore United with a victory over the stabilising UWIFC while Cavalier can keep themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Waterhouse. Today’s games: 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs UWI FC – Barbican Stadium 5 p.m: Cavalier vs Waterhouse – Stadium East 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Portmore United – Effortville Community Centre 3 p.m: Reno vs Rivoli United – Frome Complex 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Arnett Gardens – Edward Seaga Complex Tomorrow’s game: 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Montego Bay United – Harbour View Stadium Points standing P W D L GF GA GD O Pts MoBay United 17 9 6 2 29 11 18 33 Portmore 17 9 4 4 18 14 4 31 Arnett 17 9 2 6 24 13 11 29 Humble Lion FC 17 7 7 3 14 11 3 28 H.View 17 6 6 5 18 18 0 24 Reno 17 5 7 5 17 19 -2 22 Boys’ Town 17 6 4 7 19 22 -3 22 UWI FC 17 6 4 7 16 23 -7 22 Tivoli 17 5 4 8 21 23 -2 19 Cavalier 17 4 5 8 7 14 -7 17 Rivoli 17 4 4 9 19 25 -6 16 Waterhouse 17 3 5 9 13 22 -9 14 Prepared forcenter_img Former leaders Portmore United could find themselves overtaken by Humble Lion when the two meet today in the Red Stripe Premier League at Effortville Community Centre. Portmore United currently sit second in the table on 31 points, two behind leaders Montego Bay United and three ahead of Humble Lion. Normally, the visitors would be favoured to win, but they are on a two-game losing streak, losing 2-1 to 10th-placed Cavalier SC and 3-0 to seventh-placed Boys’ Town at the Juici Park field. This form should convince the Humble Lion players and fans that they have a good chance, especially at home.last_img read more

Robots Don’t See as Well as You Do

first_imgRobot designers are still working on ways to emulate the human eye.  Just when you thought digital cameras were all the rage, we learn from EurekAlert they are miserable substitutes when put into the eye sockets of robots.  Robot-vision export Vladimir Brajovic explains:Often, when we take a picture with a digital or film camera, we are disappointed that many details we remember seeing appear in the image buried in deep shadows or washed out in overexposed regions.  This is because our eyes have a built-in mechanism to adapt to local illumination conditions, while our cameras don’t.  Because of this camera deficiency, robot vision often fails.   (Emphasis added.)But can’t automatic exposure meters do the same thing?  No; they pick either a spot or average of the scene, and adjust all the sensors to the same level.  Our individual rods and cones not only have individual light adjustments, but “talk to each other” about what they see, and do image processing before the signals reach the brain (see 12/30/2003 and 05/27/2003 and 05/22/2003 entries).  Brajovic is trying to develop image sensors with some of these desirable capabilities.Werner Gitt provides many more gee-whiz statistics about the eye, and other body senses, in a wonderful book, The Wonder of Man.  One square millimeter of retina has 400,000 sensors.  The photoreceptors are so sensitive, a single photon can activate them.  The rods can react in 0.3 seconds, the cones in 0.075 seconds.  Three types of cones, sensitive to different wavelengths, give us complete coverage of the visible light spectrum, with over 300 discernible hues.  Unlike film, which is rated for a particular “speed” or sensitivity, the eye’s photoreceptors are sensitive over 5 powers of 10, or 100,000 to one.  The signals are transmitted on two separate channels then recombined, to avoid the problem of thermal noise.  The optic nerve also filters out noise by sensing the response from multiple rods within a time limit of 0.02 second, and sending the signal along only if there is nearly simultaneous response from four or five rods scattered across the field.    Rhodopsin, the light-sensing protein, is a large molecule composed of 350 amino acids (see online book).  To avoid saturation of the photoreceptors, muscles move the eyes in constant jerks called saccade’s, but the optic nerve and brain automatically compensates for the motion (see 03/29/2002 entry).  The optic nerves cross behind the eyes, and are received by opposite sides of the brain; there, the inverted images are flipped and recombined seamlessly.  The brain even fills in the blanks caused by the holes where the optic nerves leave the retina, by interpolating these “blind spots” with similar pixels from the surrounding field.  Small as they are, the eyes have 120 megapixel resolution and can separate angles of one minute (1′) of arc.  What’s more, they can do it in full-motion stereo.  With the help of the iris, eyelid, retina and other mechanisms, we can see everything from dim stars to bright sunlight reflected off snow: a phenomenal range of sensitivity – a factor of 1 million million to one.  And our eyes are not even the sharpest or most sensitive in the animal kingdom.  Need more?  Buy Gitt’s book.  After you enjoy it, hand it to an evolutionist.  Perhaps, though, these days, intentionally giving someone cold shudders would be misconstrued as cruelty (see 07/13/2001 commentary).(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2017 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short-course

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This short course is a joint effort of Ohio State University Extension, Michigan State University, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture to enhance the cattle industry in the Eastern Corn Belt.The first session will deal with early nutrition management, the veterinary feed directive, managing manure and beef cattle nutritional requirements.  The second session will include cattle economics and cattle marketing topics.Both Ohio sessions will be held at the Wood County Junior Fair Building in Bowling Green on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Feb. 8. Registration and refreshments will be provided beginning at 6 pm each evening.Participants may enroll by registering on line at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645 or sending a check made payable to Michigan State University ($35 for first person and $25 for each additional family/farm member (College, FFA/4-H students can register for $15 each) and mailed to Carla McLachlan, Dept. Animal Science, Michigan State Univ., 474 S. Shaw Lane, 1287 Anthony Hall, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1225. Please mail before Jan. 19, 2017. If not mailed by Jan. 19, contact Alan Sudermeier (sudermeier.5@osu.edu ,419-354-9050), Allen Gahler (Gahler.2@osu.edu, 419-334-6340) or Steve Boyles (boyles.4@osu.edu, 614-292-7669) if you desire to attend the program or if you have any questions about the program.last_img read more

2018 Jr. Fair Barrow Results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Market Barrow: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford (Champ. Dark Cross)Res. Champion Market Barrow: Grant Adams, Celina (Res. Dark Cross)Third overall: Kamryn Kreis, Adamsville (Champ. Other Cross)Fourth overall: Lily Rees, Bidwell (Champ. Chester White)Fifth overall: Kayla Scott, Mineral City (Champ. Duroc)Here are more results for the 2018 Ohio State Fair Jr. Barrow Market Show.Dark CrossMatthew Butterfield, Oxford – 280 lbsGrant Adams, Celina – 268 lbsOther CrossKamryn Kreis,  Adamsville -248 lbsWhitney Miller, Shreve – 274 lbsBerkshireGrand Champion – Zander Ivey, Bloomingburg- 250 lbsReserve Champion – Travis Durst, Tipp City- 242 lbsChester WhiteGrand Champion – Lily Rees, Bidwell-275 lbsReserve Champion – Lily Rees, Bidwell-278 lbsDurocGrand Champion – Kayla Scott, Mineral City- 275 lbsReserve Champion – Destiny Reed, Ashville- 274 lbsHampshireGrand Champion – Ethan Wendt, Dublin- 277 lbsReserve Champion – Maya McCoy, Washington Court Housr-260 lbsHerefordGrand Champion – Wade Smith, New VIaenna- 280 lbsReserve Champion – Jennifer Bittner, Hamilton- 236 lbsLandraceGrand Champion – Madison Petro, Gallipolis- 241 lbsReserve Champion – Madelyn Harrison, Hamilton- 267 lbsPoland ChinaGrand Champion – Conner Smock, Jackson Center- 258lbsReserve Champion – Claire Winkle, Hillsboro- 255 lbsSpotGrand Champion – Lindsey Dore, Gelena- 250 lbsReserve Champion – Dalton Bull, Xenia- 270 lbsTamworthGrand Champion – Grant Kaffenbarger, New Carlisle- 274 lbsReserve Champion – Kayla Mosby, Minerva- 236 lbsYorkshireGrand Champion – Claire Winkle, Hillsboro-259 lbsReserve Champion – Eme Sprow, Ney- 266 lbslast_img read more

Chiellini: Kane on same level as Messi & Ronaldo

first_imgUEFA Champions League Kane on same level as Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar – Chiellini Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 10:24 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) ronaldo-kane-cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Harry Kane Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur Juventus Tottenham Hotspur Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar Lionel Messi The Juventus defender compared the Spurs striker to the world’s top attacking talents Tottenham star Harry Kane has been on the same level as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in recent years, according to Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.Kane has scored at least 20 goals in the past four Premier League seasons, including netting 23 so far this campaign.Chiellini said the England international deserved to be compared to Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar – widely regarded as the best three players in the world. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Kane is now among the elite players in the world. Over the last years, with the goals he has scored, he has been on the level of the best,” the Juve defender said ahead of his side’s meeting with Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday.”Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar – Kane has been on that level. He is one of those players that is irreplaceable and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.”Kane’s form has seen the forward linked to the likes of European champions Real Madrid.Chiellini said no fee would stop the world’s biggest clubs from signing a player they wanted.”It is now a game where you cannot even guess at valuations anymore. There are maybe four or five teams who will pay whatever they need to pay to get the player,” he said.”They are huge sums, but that is the world we now live in — when one of those four or five teams want a player, then they usually get them.”last_img read more