West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke said it would be unfair to put his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea down to the visitors making changes to their team.Juan Mata, Oscar and Ramires were all left out of the starting line-up for the game.“It would be wrong to talk about leaving one or two perceived big players out and not how well we did,” the Blues legend said after his side’s 2-1 win.“They have quality players; they leave some out and they put some in.“Teams have to rest players. They have to travel all around the world and playing a lot is difficult for players, especially creative players.”See also:Chelsea slump to defeat at West 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
“Want to petrify wood without waiting a few million years? Try this,” EurekAlert teases. The recipe: pick up some pine or poplar wood chips from your local lumber store, soak them in an acid bath for two days, then soak them in silica solution for two more. Air dry, then put into argon-filled furnace at 1,400°C for two hours. Let cool in argon to room temperature. “Presto. Instant petrified wood.” The press release from the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory states, “The acid-leaching method yields an identical, positive reproduction of the wood.” One of the researchers concurs; it “replicates exactly the wood architecture.” Nature, however, works much more slowly, according to the report:Yongsoon Shin and colleagues at the Department of Energy lab have converted wood to mineral, achieving in days what it takes nature millions of years to do in such places as the Gingko Petrified Forest, an hour up the Columbia River. There, trees likely felled in a cataclysmic eruption and, buried without oxygen beneath lava, leached out their woody compounds and sponged up the soil’s minerals over the eons. (Emphasis added.)The article adds an interesting factoid about wood tissue. “The intricate network of microchannels and pores in plant matter provide enormous surfaces—in wood, 1 gram of material flattened out would cover a football field,” it says. Scientists are interested in creating ceramics that mimic these properties. With instant petrified wood, they might be able to separate chemicals in the lab, or filter pollutants from escaping gas.A million years is an awful, awful, awful long time. Think about everything that has transpired since the first record of human civilization: all the wars, natural disasters, climate changes, environmental and population shifts. Now multiply that thought by a hundred – that is less than one million years, let alone 10 million or a hundred million. Don’t you think in all that time, with all the volcanoes going off and continents drifting around, all the weathering and erosion, all the pressure and temperature changes, nature couldn’t figure out how to petrify wood a little faster, if we can do it in less than a week? Why do you think this article claims it took millions of years? Evidence? … or maybe another reason?(Visited 4,498 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three recently filled positions in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are intended to advance research supporting Ohio’s rapidly expanding wine industry.Andrew Kirk has been hired as research specialist and manager of the Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station, a 25-acre location near the Lake Erie shoreline dedicated to comprehensive wine-grape research and education.The station, located in Kingsville, is one of eight research farms throughout the state managed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.Kirk has a master’s degree in horticulture from Lincoln University in New Zealand (2016) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State (2011). At Lincoln University, he specialized in viticulture and enology and also gained experience in the management of research vineyards. Previously, he was an apprentice at Markko Vineyard in Conneaut, not far from the research station, from 2011-12.“The research specialist position is a new venture for managing OARDC’s Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station,” said Ken Scaife, assistant to the OARDC director for field operations. “It provides an opportunity for Andrew Kirk to respond to local grower needs through research and outreach programming, in addition to management of the research station.“We received thoughtful feedback from Ashtabula and Lake county growers during the search process. Their input was very helpful in OARDC’s decision to hire Andrew Kirk.”As research specialist and station manager, Kirk will provide leadership in management, research and outreach coordination for research and education programs at the research station. He will also work in coordination with Ohio State faculty in the design and implementation of field research trials related to grape and wine production — including on aspects such as pest, weed and disease control; new variety trials; cold tolerance; and wine quality. Grape disease researchThose faculty collaborators will now also include Elizabeth Long, assistant professor of entomology, and Melanie Lewis Ivey, assistant professor of plant pathology.A Ph.D. graduate in plant, insect and microbial sciences from the University of Missouri, Long joined the college in January 2016. She is an expert in integrated pest management of muck soil vegetables and grapes.Meanwhile, Lewis Ivey will join CFAES in June 2016 and will be conducting research on diseases of grapes that are of major importance to Ohio’s industry. She holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology from Ohio State and is currently an assistant professor at Louisiana State University.Ohio State’s research and education programs related to wine grapes and wine provide valuable support to a growing industry that contributes $786 million to Ohio’s economy, employs more than 5,000 people and produced 1.2 million gallons of wine a year, according to the latest study from the Ohio Grape Industries Committee.
Learn the basics of composition in this entertaining masterclass.If you’re in the field of photography or filmmaking, chances are you think about composition a lot. In short, composition is the arrangement of elements in your image. It’s is often the ‘je ne sais quoi‘ that separates a good image from a bad one.If it took masters such as DaVinci decades to perfect, we should probably put more thought into image composition than “it looks good”. In the following masterclass created by Division05 we will learn the basics of composition in an easy-to-understand video.The video covers various compositional concepts such as depth, color, texture, direction, shape, density, scale and value. On top of theory, the video features a few real world examples of composition, showing us in detail the direction in which an audience’s eye travels across an image.You can check out more helpful tutorials from Division05’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing!Do you have any tips for creating better compositions? Any other tutorials you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below.
From setting up your camera to picking the right music, this roundup shows you everything you need to know to produce your cooking videos.Top image via Cinecom.net.Top-down cooking videos are one of the most popular genres of content for YouTube and Vimeo. Whether you’re making the content for YouTube, Instagram, or your own personal website, you can put together and shoot each kind of video in different ways. There’s no formula. This roundup will show you a few different techniques to put it all together with the right equipment. Here are few ways you can approach a cooking video.Creating a Cooking Video From the Ground UpAll you need for this type of shot is a C-stand for your camera. Now, this isn’t the only way you can pull off this shot. If you’re using a bigger bodied camera, you can use two C-stands and have them meet in the center for your camera. Or, you could build one of these…Building a Cheap Overhead RigSo as you can see, all you need are a couple pieces of wood, some screws, and a drill. The dimensions for this specific type of rig will vary based on your studio or garage setup. Unlike the C-stand (which is meant for moving around from shoot to shoot), this rig is stationary. This way you can come back and have your setup always ready to go.Also, the sides of this build can also hold poster board or any type of backdrop, making it easy for food or product photography. This is perfect for after you’ve made your meal on camera. You can get some nice slo-mo steaming shots of the final product without transporting the food or prepping a new lighting setup.How to Make Stop-Motion Food VideosSo this style is a little old-school and non-traditional for the cooking genre. But, this type of video is entertaining and a good way to attract views to your channel. The setup is simple. Just make sure you have an evenly lit, solid-colored backdrop and a camera that you can operate remotely. Remote operation will save you from accidentally changing the camera’s position, and you can freely begin to animate your food.As you can see in the video, this style of fun, light-hearted content pairs well with Rocketstock’s new video pack, “Yum.”The pack features over 120 food animations, logo reveals, lower thirds, and icons for anybody just starting their own company or YouTube channel. The assets are simple to use and don’t require a hefty knowledge of After Effects. You can download the new pack here.So what else do you need for your next cooking series?Music. Music can be one of the most crucial parts to making a good video for YouTube. We’ve curated a playlist for cooking videos to match the calm, breezy feeling that these videos bring to the table. Check out the playlist here.What other type of playlists and instructional videos would you like to see in the future? Share the wealth in the comments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Guard of Honour at Red Fort on the occasion of 68th Independence Day in Delhi on August 15.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, already seen as one of India’s most well-dressed leaders, went a step ahead on the Independence Day on Friday, sporting a blazing saffron and green headgear and his trademark cream-coloured short-sleeved khadi kurta and white pajamas as he addressed the nation for the first time from the windy ramparts of the Red Fort, like all his predecessors since 1947.The saffron pagdi with white dots, sitting snugly on Modi’s head, stood out on TV screens that telecast his animated hour-long speech he delivered without any bulletproof glass cover from the 16th century fort, unlike his recent predecessors.The light and summer-friendly khadi kurta added a soothing contrast to the headgear, all three colours reflecting the Tricolour he had just unfurled to mark Indias 68th Independence Day.The pagdi was red last yearFile photo of Narendra Modi, then the Gujarat chief minister, giving his Independence Day speech in Bhuj in Gujarat on August 15, 2013.Modi’s dress code on Friday was, however, not much different from what he wore in his Independence Day speech as Gujarat Chief Minister in Bhuj on August 15, 2013. Only the colours had changed.Last year, it was a red headgear with white dots, a full-sleeved kurta and an embroidered scarf.
Josh Hazlewood grabbed his sixth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as Australia crushed England by an innings and 41 runs in the third match of the series to reclaim the Ashes.Hazlewood finished with 5/48 as England were bowled out for 218 in their second innings at Perth to hand Australia a 3-0 unbeatable lead in the five-match series.Play was delayed by three hours by damp patches on the pitch and rain squalls throughout the morning, but it was not enough to save England as they lost their last six wickets for 85 runs.”So many different emotions are coming out right now, I’m that excited,” Australia skipper Steve Smith said.”What an amazing feeling to win an Ashes series, my first as captain to be three-nil up…it’s quite incredible.”It doesn’t get much better than this! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/HObo7Vf3Ze- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017Even with some 28 overs lost to the weather, England resumed in peril at 132 for four, still 127 runs short of making Australia bat again on a pitch riddled with cracks at both ends.Great stuff Aussies!! The urn has returned!! Celebrate well lads ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ #singitloudandsingitproud- Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) December 18, 2017Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow was bowled for 14 by Hazlewood on the first delivery he faced, with Nathan Lyon trapping Moeen Ali lbw for 11.First innings centurion Dawid Malan raised his fourth test half-century but after being worked over by Hazlewood, a gloved catch behind for 54 when trying to pull the bowler.Aussie skipper Steve Smith is the Player of the Match after his career-best double-ton. What a player! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/5pHaEUsuAaadvertisement- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017Hazlewood claimed his fifth victim of the match when tail-ender Craig Overton was taken in the gully for 12 where Usman Khawaja took a fine low catch.The urn returns!! Brilliant performance boys! #Ashes- Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) December 18, 2017Stuart Broad lasted two balls before he was caught behind off Pat Cummins, with the same bowler wrapping up the match and the series by dismissing Chris Woakes for 22.(Courtesy: Reuters)The #Ashes are back where they belong! #ohwhatafeeling @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/qJzxltBYJX- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017
Jane Levy and Peter Gallagher sang for advertisers at the NBC Upfront in May.And Mary Steenburgen’s husband Ted Danson joked at the Upfront. that by the end of the evening he’d “sleep with one of the actresses on the series.”Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack, Mary Steenburgen. She can hear the soundtrack of your life.NBC’s new musical series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is filming in Vancouver this Fall.Filming dates: September 3rd to January 30th, 2020. Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter