Tom Warburton passes on

first_imgThe Warburton family has announced with great sadness that Tom Warburton, from the fourth generation of the family business, passed away on Monday 21 September 2009, aged 83.Tom, the father of current executive director Ross Warburton, had a long-standing illness, and passed away peacefully, leaving behind his wife Joyce and son Ross.Along with his cousin Derrick and George, who both passed away earlier this year, and his cousin Henry, Tom played a key role in the business as co-chairman during the 1970s and ’80s, until the fourth generation jointly retired in 1988.The family said “his entrepreneurial spirit and drive helped lay the foundations for the existing bread business”.last_img read more

Officials: Florida Man Called 911 Threatening to Kill Kids at Party

first_imgOfficials near Jacksonville say they arrested a 57-year-old man over the weekend after he allegedly called 911 and threatened to kill people at a house party in his neighborhood.According to the reports, Yulee resident Anthony Ninham Schuler threatened to begin shooting at the party and “kill a bunch of children.”“I’m about to waste about 20 of them right now,” Schuler told the dispatcher.He also claimed he had “so many guns right now, I’m about to blow the whole house up.”Deputies responding to the home found a large party taking place with adults and children.They eventually found Schuler in an upstairs bedroom at the home where the party was taking place. He was described as being “very intoxicated.”Schuler was charged with making threats to kill and misuse of 911.He remains in jail on $55,000 bond.last_img read more

Three observations: What’s behind A’s hot streak?

first_imgOAKLAND — When the A’s returned home from Pittsburgh last weekend, they were a sinking club in need of a surge. They’d lost eight of nine games on a swing through Toronto, Boston and Pittsburg, capped by a 13-inning loss in the trip finale against the Pirates.Five games and four wins later — three walk-offs and a no-hitter — Oakland has recaptured the mojo.Saturday, Ramon Laureano hit a bloop single to right to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the A’s celebrated a 3-2 …last_img read more

Media Club South Africa top 10 photos of the week

first_imgGet a taste of what’s on offer when you register with Media Club South Africa, with our weekly selection of the best photography from the site’s free image library.The image library is a free public service provided by Brand South Africa – there’s no catch. To view the library, and download photos in high resolution, all you need to do is register with the site. Registration is quick and easy, and gives you immediate access to the photos. But first, be sure to read the image library terms and conditions of use.Here are our top 10 photos of the week, and where you can find them in the library.LEFT: A young girl performs a traditional dance, Limpopo province. Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at People 14.ABOVE: A summer thunderstorm brews over the Maluti Mountains in the eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at 2010 Fifa World Cup 3.ABOVE: A fan at a football match between Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national squad, and Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find this photo at 2010 Fifa World Cup 2.ABOVE: A goat kid at Swissland Cheese Farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee Find this photo at Countryside 24.ABOVE: A television cameraman sets up a shot of building construction for a documentary, Limpopo province. Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at South Africa at Work 16.ABOVE: Cosmos flowers in full bloom line the road in the eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at Nature 3.ABOVE: Cattle graze in the fields below the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, Eastern Cape province. They are watched by Vuyani Sidubule, dressed to show he is currently undergoing his manhood initiation. Mandela grew up and went to school in the village of Qunu, and this land still belongs to the Mandela clan. Photo: Rodger Bosch Find this photo at Countryside 20.ABOVE: Shelling peanuts on a farm in the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme region of the Northern Cape. Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at Countryside 4.  ABOVE: A monument to the Dorper, an extremely hardy breed of sheep able to survive in the harsh and dry scrubland of the Northern Cape. Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at Countryside 6.To download these and some 2 000 other free high-resolution photos, register with Media Club South Africa. And don’t forget to read the image library terms and conditions of use.If you have queries or comments about the image library, or need help, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]last_img read more

IPM approach best for soybean aphids

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 — a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean growers will invest in neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments. The two-year, multi-state study revealed that, even during periods of infestation by the soybean aphid, the neonicotinoid treatment produced the same yields as using no insecticide at all.The study was a joint effort of Purdue University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University, and the University of Wisconsin. The research was grower-funded, using soybean checkoff funds provided by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP).The neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam, which is applied as a coating to soybean seeds, provides a maximum of two weeks of protection against insect feeding. Aphids typically don’t reach damaging numbers until much later in the season, said Christian Krupke, an entomology professor and extension specialist at Purdue University and one of the researchers and authors of the study. As a result, when soybean aphid populations reached threshold levels, from late July to August, the insecticide levels in tissues of neonicotinoid-treated soybean foliage were similar to plants grown from seeds without the insecticide.Bruce Potter, Insect Pest Management (IPM) specialist for the University of Minnesota Extension, said one of the most important aspects of the study was providing soybean growers information about how to invest their funds.Potter said soybean growers in northern regions, including Minnesota, don’t have chronic and consistent economic infestations of early season insect pests.“Farmers wouldn’t get an advantage from putting insecticide on soybean seeds,” he said. The exception to this conclusion would be fields at a higher risk for infrequent pests like seed corn maggot and white grub or for seed production fields where bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus occur. The research study concluded soybean farmers in all the regions in the study should employ the IPM approach, combining scouting and foliage-applied insecticide where necessary.“In terms of long-term sustainability and the bottom line for your yearly balance sheet, the IPM approach is the most effective approach for pest management in the growing season,” Krupke said.A study examining neonicotinoid seed treatments of corn had a similar result. This study, published in the journal PLOS ONE in March 2017, was conducted by Krupke’s doctoral student, Adam Alford. It revealed that concentrations of the insecticide most commonly applied to corn seeds, clothianidin, declined rapidly and approached zero in plant tissues within 20 days after planting. Less than 5% of what was applied to the seed was recovered from corn plants in the field.Currently, at least one of two neonicotinoids, clothianidin or thiamethoxam, are routinely applied to more than 80% of the corn and over half of the soybeans grown in North America.Previous studies, although smaller in size, had shown similar results with neonicotinoid seed treatments, which were introduced in the 1990s, said Kelley J. Tilmon, state extension specialist for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University. She performed the research in South Dakota when she was on the faculty of South Dakota State University.The recent study was launched to provide more definitive scientific answers across a large geographic area, Tilmon said.Janet J. Knodel, extension entomologist and associate professor at North Dakota State University, said the results were similar in North Dakota.“As part of our research, we saw the soybean aphids coming into the field in late July and early August in North Dakota,” she said. “By then, the residual of the insecticide seed treatment is gone.”Farmers can consult with their local university Extension services for additional information on specific pest management strategies in their state. They also can obtain information by downloading the Purdue Extension publication “The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean” at read more

Turn Your Vehicle Into a Camera Car With MotoCrane

first_imgThe whole MotoCrane system is controlled by an iPad. With the Command Central iOS app, you’ll have FIZ control over the rig with zero-latency wireless HD monitoring. The MotoCrane also has software-enabled limits to protect the camera and vehicle — where users will save critical positions that define a safe range of motion.As the MotoCrane was just announced, we wanted to know more — so we talked to MotoCrane’s founder and CEO Zachary Nelson about the eye-catching rig.PremiumBeat: Are there attachments to power accessories that will allows users to operate the MotoCrane as a traditional crane — not on a vehicle?Zachary Nelson: MotoCrane was designed and optimized to turn any car into a camera car. While there are not currently accessories  for turning MotoCrane into a traditional studio crane or motion control system, our modular design leaves the door open for future development.PB: Any ETA on the launch or pre-orders? Any idea on cost?ZN: Pre-orders will be opening early February. Pricing and shipment details will be released at that time. (Update: The MotoCrane is available for $39,500.)PB: What exactly does the car’s 12V power supply power?ZN: As an alternative to heavy batteries that are difficult to handle and ship, MotoCrane is powered by an ultracapacitor bank contained within the system. The vehicle’s 12V power supply is used to trickle charge the “ultracap.” During setup you simply plug MotoCrane into the 12V power supply of the vehicle, and let it charge for about four minutes. Once the MotoCrane iOS app notifies you that the system is ready, you can operate it as long as the car is running. The ultracaps power everything in the system including the 200W D-Tap connector located on the head. MotoCrane can operate all day without ever swapping a single battery. We love it.PB: How long has the MotoCrane been in development?ZN: MotoCrane, LLC was founded in March 2013 by Zachary Nelson, Scott Tovsen, and Teal Bunbury.PB: How long has it been tested?ZN: We’ve been rigorously testing our prototypes for 12 months.PB: Where are the parts being manufactured?ZN: MotoCrane is manufactured around the world with components coming from Germany, Hong Kong, Denmark, United States, and more. All assembly, testing, and quality control is maintained in-house at our space in Minneapolis, MN.PB: Do you have any additional footage captured from the MotoCrane?ZN: Demo footage, system walkthroughs, behind-the-scenes and more will be released in the next couple of weeks.Are you excited about the MotoCrane? How would you use it? Share your thoughts in the comments below? We talked to the team behind MotoCrane, a powerful camera crane system that can turn almost any hunk o’ junk into a state-of-the-art camera car. Here’s what they had to say.All images via MotoCraneThe MotoCrane is the coolest new camera rig so far this year. Unlike traditional camera cars and process trailers, this camera crane system is portable and can mount to nearly any type of vehicle — giving it countless configurations.The MotoCrane comes in three main parts; the ATLIS base, ARMA Boom, and ACRO Head. When assembled, operators will have incredible control over their camera — all powered by the vehicle’s 12V cigarette lighter.The ATLIS base requires a minimum 2.5 feet x 2.5 feet platform, with a maximum of 4 feet by 4 feet. This allows the rig to work with a variety of vehicles — though not every single one. The base comes with four six-inch suction cups and four security straps rated for over 300 lb each. This will keep the MotoCrane attached to a vehicle at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.The ARMA boom has unlimited rotation, can raise 30-degrees up, 45-degrees down, and can complete a 360-degree swing in four seconds. The ACRO head also has unlimited rotation, with a 180-degree tilt and roll, and can complete a 360-degree pan in one second.The MotoCrane weighs 95 lb on its own and has a max payload of 25 lb. The ACRO head is currently compatible with all of these cameras:ARRI ALEXA MiniRED EPIC, SCARLET, RAVEN, WEAPON, DRAGONBlackmagic URSA MiniSony FS7, FS5, F5, F55, F3, A7SCanon C100, C300, C500, 1D C, 5DPanasonic GH3, GH4, GH5last_img read more

What CBC Radio Gets Right

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment What it comes down to is, what is the CBC’s purpose? Whose stories is it supposed to tell? When you look at why it was created, it was meant to tell stories that reflect Canada’s regional and multicultural complexities. I’d argue that these programs do exactly that.READ MORE Facebook There is a lot to be said about the CBC.There’s a lot to be critical of, and we should be critical. But in an earlier piece written by Nick Fillmore, there is misdirected dragging of CBC Radio One’s new programming — because the kind of “human connections” programming that Fillmore takes issue with is exactly what the CBC’s mandate demands that it do.There are official and unofficial guiding policies that have moved the CBC throughout its history. The ideas that Canadians should be connected “from coast-to-coast-to-coast” and that the broadcaster should serve “everyone, every way,” are critical in understanding its extremely broad and wide-reaching mandate. Given this, it’s not surprising that some days it feels like the CBC isn’t doing anything well. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Sandals Resorts win top prizes at World Travel Awards Gala in Exuma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Oct 2015 – Sandals Resorts International cleaned up at this weekend’s World Travel Awards which was for the first time held in Great Exuma, in The Bahamas. Although company CEO, Adam Stewart was unable to make the gala at the Sandals Emerald Bay, he should have been pleased to hear that when it came to Caribbean’s Leading prizes, Sandals and Beaches and Island Routes again got the gold. Beaches Family All Inclusive was named best family all inclusive in the region and the TCI Beaches also earned an individual prize. Island Routes is leading tour company, Sandals Emerald Bay is leading conference hotel and Sandals was named Caribbean’s Leading Hotel brand. World Travel Awards is hailed as the Oscar’s of the Travel industry and its creator, Graham Cooke said: “What a night for Sandals! Over the past two decades the brand has grown into an institution here in the Caribbean and that success has been recognised by our voters…” The World Travel Awards was hosted by TV personality Andrew Kennedy and former Miss Bahamas and broadcaster, Anastagia Pierre with entertainment from the Crusaders Junkanoo Group, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band and Alia Cole. Recommended for you Related Items:adam stewart, beaches, Sandals Resort International, world travel awards Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCIlast_img read more