An early look at Raiders vs. Broncos

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.The Raiders visit the Denver Broncos in Week 2 at Mile High Stadium, and head coach Jon Gruden and his staff will attempt to devise ways to win Sunday by addressing these three things among other issues:1. Keeping Derek Carr cleanAs much as everyone is talking about old what’s-his-name who now plays for the Chicago Bears, Von Miller may have had an even better opener in the Broncos’ Week 1 win over Seattle. Miller had three of …last_img read more

Ohio sheep industry poised for a larger national role

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The nation’s sheep industry is facing some significant political challenges in the coming years, according to Roger High, with the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.“We have the potential to lose 50% of our national sheep flock due to H-2A and the environmentalists in coming years,” High said. “Politics will play a huge role in the livestock industry in the next few years.”The Department of Labor is in process of proposing massive changes to procedures for H-2A Foreign Labor Certification program. The politics surrounding the H-2A, farm labor and immigration could mean significant and detrimental changes to western livestock operations that account for a majority of the nation’s sheep.Those same ranches also face a tremendous set of challenges from the always-changing political whims of the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that controls a vast amount of the grazing lands in the West.“You can’t do anything else productive on that BLM land out there,” High said. “The only benefit to the American consumer on that land is to raise sheep and cattle and there are groups of people out there who don’t want us to use it.”These two issues are a source of great concern for western sheep producers. At the same time, Ohio has seen an increase in sheep numbers.“We had a 1% growth in the national sheep industry in 2014. Of that 35,000 head in national growth, 3,000 were in Ohio and that doesn’t include the Amish because they don’t do statistics. We have so much potential with markets here in the East,” High said. “I think we have three growth areas here in Ohio. The non-traditional sheep marketing to ethic groups will continue to grow, the Amish are really getting into sheep and the other big area is with club lambs because there are so many youth involved. It is exciting to be involved with something like what we are seeing in Ohio right now with sheep.”last_img read more

4 Places to Find Free Reference Footage for Character Animation

first_imgIf you’re in a creative slump or just need some assistance with keyframe timing, these free animation reference libraries have you covered.Animation reference footage is real live-action footage used by animators to help with timing the subtle movements that are required to make animation realistic. No need to shoot this footage yourself – the following online animation libraries cover a wide range of subject matter.1. Reference! Reference! Reference! Reference! is an animation library that features dozens of videos for your animation referencing pleasure. All of the videos feature numbered frames to help you get perfect timing. While you’re there check out the Animals in Motion link where you can find dozens of animal reference videos as well.2. Ani Ref Vimeo Group Ani Ref is a curated Vimeo group with an impressive collection of animation reference clips.  With over 500 videos in the group they cover tons of different content types – everything from soliders to monkeys. Use the search feature to track down what you’re looking for. 3. Endless Reference Endless Reference is my favorite place to find reference footage on the internet. You can find Endless Reference footage on their YouTube channel and website.  All of their videos are professionally made and feature a model on a plain white background. Some videos also feature a grid overlay, as well as numbered frames, to make the whole animation process much easier. If you want to download the video files you can get the entire library from Endless Reference for $25.4. Mixamo Mixamo is so much more than a collection of videos. Sure, you’ll find plenty of reference footage here, but the functionality goes far beyond video. On Mixamo you can customize your characters to get the exact motion you want to replicate. Once you have your desired movement you can download the project files for direct use in your favorite 3D program. No more keyframing by hand. You can watch any of the reference footage for free on Mixamo, but if you want to download the project files it may cost you (depending on the clip). Know of any other places to find reference footage? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Gajapati’s royal scion joins BJD

first_imgKalyani Devi, scion of the erstwhile royal family of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district of Odisha, joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal on Tuesday. She was inducted into the party at the residence of Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.Her joining the BJD will strengthen the party in Gajapati district and Berhampur parliamentary constituency, said sources. The BJD might consider fielding her as its candidate from Paralakhemundi Assembly seat or Berhampur parliamentary constituency, the sources said.Ms. Devi’s family had been politically active from before Independence. She is the daughter of former Congress MP from Berhampur, Gopinath Gajapati, who was a member of the ninth and 10th Lok Sabha. He later joined the BJD in 2009.Her grandfather Krushna Chandra Gajapati (1892-1974)played a key role in the formation of Odisha State on linguistic basis and is revered throughout the State. He was the first prime minister of Odisha before Independence and a member of the Constituent Assembly of India. The present day Gajapati district, carved out of Ganjam district, is named after him.“The family of Ms. Devi is well-known for its tradition of social service and her induction will surely strengthen the party organisation,” said BJD’s Gajapati district president Pradeep Nayak. Ms. Devi expressed her gratitude towards Mr. Patnaik for her induction into the BJD and the support extended towards the treatment of her ailing father.last_img read more

Heartbreak for Ceres Negros after AFC Champions League exit

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Ceres Negros out of the AFC Champions League. Photo from CITY – Filipino club Ceres Negros absorbed a stunning preliminary stage exit in the AFC Champions League, after a 2-1 defeat to Yangon United of Myanmar last Tuesday night at Panaad Stadium.Kaung Htet Soe’s 58th minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides as the Myanmar National League champions advanced to the second round opposite Chiangrai United of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Ex-Man United manager avoids jail but hit by fine for tax fraud in Spain SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The loss relegated the Busmen to the AFC Cup, where they will face Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam, Persija Jakarta of Indonesia and Shan United of Myanmar.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Brazilian midfielder Vinicius Miller put the visitors in front in the 27th minute with a free kick at the edge of the area, but the Busmen struck back through Stephan Schrock just before halftime.Schrock acrobatically cushioned Martin Steuble’s teasing cross from the right to the bottom corner, beating Yangon goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Htet for the equalizer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Busmen chased the game right until the end with OJ Porteria missing a big chance in the 72nd minute when he fired a volley to the crossbar after Kevin Ingreso’s shot was saved by Zin Htet.Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic had one opportunity in stoppage time, but Bienve Maranon, the club’s top scorer in the AFC Cup the last two seasons, could not get on the end of Schrock’s cross.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar not a God of cricket, says Samajwadi Party MP

first_imgSachin TendulkarA Samajwadi Party MP, miffed at Sachin Tendulkar’s absence from the Rajya Sabha, said he did not consider the cricketer as the “God of cricket”.”I don’t consider Sachin Tendulkar as the God of cricket. There have been many good batsmen. If cricketers are given the place of God then there will be a lot of trouble with puja-paath,” said Naresh Agarwal, a Rajya Sabha member from Mulayam Singh Yadav’s party.Tendulkar is a nominated member of the Upper House of Parliament.Agarwal was reacting to Tendulkar being granted leave of absence from Rajya Sabha for the entire session. The House was informed that the cricketer had sought leave citing personal and professional reasons.Earlier, Agrawal told the House that Tendulkar did not seem to respect Parliament.”He came to Delhi, went to Vigyan Bhawan but did not come to the House. If someone comes to Delhi and does not attend the House, it means the person does not respect the house. Sachin needs to explain why he did not come to the house when he was in Delhi.”SP leader Naresh AgarwalThere was a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha as Tendulkar’s application for being granted leave was brought before the house.It is a regular practice to take up applications from members seeking leave from the sittings of the house and it is generally granted by members without any objection.However, as Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien read out the application from Tendulkar seeking leave, some members raised objections and created a din.advertisementKurien, however, said the members were not supposed to discuss applications seeking leave.”So many members are absent for various reasons, it is for the chair to enquire why they were absent. It is not for members to enquire why a certain member is not coming,” said Kurien.The house then granted leave to Tendulkar.last_img read more

Photos: Outline Of The Field At Bristol Motor Speedway For Tennessee-Virginia Tech Is Visible On Google Maps

first_imgBristol Motor Speedway on Google Maps shows the lines for the 2016 football game played at the racetrack.Google Maps. The Sept. 10 meeting between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway is hoping to be the highest-attended college football game in history. Organizers for the event believe the record of 115,109 (Notre Dame at Michigan in 2013) can be broken. There’s certainly enough room at the 150,000-seat track for that to happen. Photos of the field outline are now visible on Google Maps, and it’s pretty clear that there is a ton of space for even more seating. Check these out: Google Maps. Google Maps. Google Maps.Google Maps.It was announced on Wednesday that Tennessee and Virginia Tech will kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Sept. 10. The game will be televised on ABC.last_img read more

Ohio State womens soccer dominates but cant find the net against Northwestern

OSU senior defender Nicole Miyashiro battles a Northwestern defender for the ball on Oct. 1, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Aaron Tomich | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s soccer team responded to the offensive challenge the Northwestern Wildcats’ offense presented with a thrilling match, but a disappointing finish Saturday night.The game ended in a 0-0 tie, after an overtime period, making the Buckeyes 7-4-2 (1-2-2 Big Ten); Northwestern 10-1-1 (3-1-1 Big Ten).The Buckeyes’ defense stifled Northwestern potent strikers, but the biggest impact of the game came out of a strong and dominating offensive attack from the Scarlet and Gray.  In an attack that included 28 total shots and 17 corner kicks, the Buckeyes’ offense was relentless towards the strong Northwestern back line of defenders.  With such high offensive statistics, there was a frustration when it came to the lack of scoring.  “I don’t know another sport where you can dominate an opponent as much as we did tonight and not find a way to get the result,” said OSU coach Lori Walker. “Obviously we feel good about our effort. We feel good about how much we dominated against Northwestern but we’re very disappointed that we couldn’t figure out how to put the ball in the rectangle, so that’s a bit frustrating.”At the beginning of the tightly contested overtime period, redshirt senior defender Morgan Wolcott had an opportunity from a cross into the goalkeeper’s box, deflecting off the left post opposite the goal in what could have given the Buckeyes the lead.  “I thought it was going to bounce the other way off the post but it didn’t and then after that I thought we were going to get another opportunity,” Wolcott said.  “But they were quick getting to the ball and getting it out, unfortunately.”The motivation for tonight’s strong play came from last week’s 3-0 victory over Iowa, along with the desire to record another conference win.  “I think this week, after coming off the win on Sunday, we wanted to get this win again here,” Wolcott said. “We definitely dominated the game here. They’re a good team, and we really came out today.”OSU’s defense made a statement, holding Northwestern to a total of 9 shots and three corners.  Senior defender Nicole Miyashiro emphasized the team’s domination while looking ahead to next week’s matchup, using the strong defensive play as motivation. “We’re frustrated but we’re going to take this momentum into Maryland,” Miyashiro said.  “I think it’s a really good build up for us into that game and also just for the defense to get a shutout, that really helps us a lot.”Miyashiro’s personal connection with Northwestern midfielder Kassidy Gorman created a fun and competitive twist to tonight’s game. “That 10 minutes we had against each other, it was so fun,” Miyashiro said.  “There was (a moment) over here (left side of field by the goal) where we were going against each other and she was dribbling, and I slid and kicked it out and there’s really no better feeling than that.”OSU hopes to learn from tonight’s offensive domination, using the scoreless draw as motivation for their road trip to Maryland.  “Some of it’s just repetition.  We have players that are capable of finishing a game at any time,” Walker said. “For whatever reason it just didn’t happen tonight.” read more

Ohio State inks Cincinnati lineman

The Buckeyes added a tenacious offensive lineman to their roster.Andrew Norwell, a Cincinnati native out of Anderson High School, is the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country according to   Norwell committed to the Buckeyes more than a year ago, but knew long before that he was born a Buckeye.At Anderson, he led the Redskins to the 2007 Division II State Title. The following season, the Redskins were Division II State runner-ups.“Norwell is the kind of player who always puts the team first,” Redskins coach Jeff Giesting said.  Norwell is an All-Ohio lineman and earned first-team All-State, All-Southwest and All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference honors.  However, the biggest honor he received came during his senior season, he said, when he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Norwell wasn’t able to play in the bowl and hasn’t seen the field since early September due to a season-ending injury.  Norwell broke his left tibia in a game against Columbus DeSales and underwent surgery just three days later. Since then, Norwell has been dedicated to getting to the weight room and keeping up with physical therapy.Doctors, coaches and Norwell agree: There is no question he will be ready in the fall.  Norwell has an immense amount of versatility in respect to his position. He is the “kind of player coaches dream about,”’s Dave Berk wrote.He has the potential to gain speed, flexibility and, yes, even size. Norwell stands at 6-feet-7-inches and 275 pounds, but his frame stands to gain at least another 20 pounds.“I think I’ll be better at about 300 pounds,” Norwell said.  Norwell’s long arms hold defenders off and his pure size drives defenders to the turf. He’s a big guy in an even bigger family. Norwell is the youngest of four sisters and two brothers.“My family is my biggest support system,” Norwell said.Athleticism is in the family; his brother Adam played basketball at Northern Kentucky and his brother Chris played football in the Big Ten for Illinois.Norwell had offers on the table from the University of Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame and Stanford.“I chose Ohio State because it’s a prestigious school,” Norwell said.  OSU is also only two hours from his hometown, an easy trip for family to make, Norwell said.  It isn’t set in stone as to how much Norwell will see the field in 2010. He could redshirt until he puts on the weight and adjusts, but Buckeye fans may see him sooner than expected. Buckeye offensive linemen Michael Brewster, J.B. Shugarts, Mike Adams and Marcus Hall all received playing time as freshmen.Whether he makes an immediate impact or holds off into his second and third seasons, this high-caliber lineman should be a valuable asset to the Buckeye line. read more

Clippers Gimenez ready for Indians callup

At the Class AAA level in baseball, lineups can change significantly from one day to the next depending on what is happening with the parent organization. The Cleveland Indians have run into injuries at the beginning of 2010 that have forced them to call up a lot of the talent from the Columbus Clippers. An injury at the major-league level can quickly shift lineups throughout the whole farm system because when one player gets called up, there are players that are called up to replace him at each level of the farm system. When these circumstances arise, a utility player can be a savior. A utility player generally can play multiple positions on the field. Chris Gimenez has shown to be useful at several positions in 2010 for the Clippers. “Chris just has the versatility where he can play outfield, he can play first base, he can play third base and he can play wherever he is needed,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “He did that his first few years in the minor leagues and then we moved him to catcher, which really helped his value. But where we are now, he just moves all around.”A lack of offensive production from the Indians’ catcher position has fans anxiously awaiting the arrival of Clippers catcher Carlos Santana.If Santana leaves, it looks like Gimenez will be the Clippers catcher. “He’s our backup catcher,” Sarbaugh said. “He started the year catching here last year also.” Damaso Espino was the backup catcher for the Clippers for part of 2010, but was sent to the Class AA Akron Aeros. Espino played great defensively, but didn’t offer the offensive production that Gimenez brings. Gimenez has a .289 batting average with 20 RBIs and six home runs. He is among the top five on the team in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. If Santana gets called up to the Indians, they may send catchers Mike Redmond or Lou Marson to the Clippers. Otherwise, the Clippers may bring back Espino to be the backup catcher. read more