Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. SANTA CLARA — Terrell Owens said Sunday he “understands to a degree” what Antonio Brown is going through as the NFL world shuns him, and vice versa.“I’d love to talk to him personally. We all go through life, make mistakes and there are going to be things we look back on and wish we could have done differently,” Owens told reporters before the 49ers home opener. “I’m sure he’ll get to that at some point in his life. …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A revolutionary effort to support on-farm conservation has added a new partner representing major agricultural companies, food companies and environmental groups. The new collaboration will accelerate the Soil Health Partnership‘s leadership in helping farmers adopt practices that protect natural resources while potentially increasing profits.At the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, the industry-leading companies and environmental organizations today announced the launch of the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative. Its goal is to support, enhance and accelerate the use of environmentally preferable agricultural practices.The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative’s founding members include Cargill, the Environmental Defense Fund, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Monsanto, PepsiCo, The Nature Conservancy, Walmart and the World Wildlife Fund. The overall shared goal is to help achieve a 45% nutrient loss reduction by 2035 across the Upper Mississippi River Basin – chiefly nitrogen and phosphorus.As part of this effort, the Collaborative has committed to raise $4 million over five years to augment the Soil Health Partnership, a farmer-led initiative of the National Corn Growers Association established in 2014.With more than 65 farm sites already enrolled in nine Midwestern states, the new funding commitment recognizes SHP as the leader in field-scale testing and measuring of management practices that improve soil health. These practices include:Growing cover crops to prevent erosion and nutrient losses,Implementing conservation tillage like no-till or strip-till, andUsing advanced, science-based nutrient management techniques to reduce nutrient loss.“Through healthy soil, farmers can play a major role protecting water quality and the environment-while also optimizing their crop yields and economic returns,” said Nick Goeser, director of the SHP. “We’re honored to welcome the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative to our program. Their support will amplify our research and communications efforts in helping farmers find practices that work best for them.”The new alliance will help SHP achieve the goal of enrolling 100 farms a full two years earlier than planned. It also underscores SHP’s key milestones and early vision, a vision advanced by initial and continuing funding from Monsanto, Walton Family Foundation, NCGA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These early supporters helped form SHP’s operating and data collection structure, while recognizing common goals.“As a farmer, I am committed to soil health because I know we have to constantly improve how we care for our land and how we farm it,” said Roger Zylstra, a farmer in Lynnville, Iowa enrolled in the SHP. “This funding commitment is significant to me because now we have more support from the large food and ag companies as well as environmental groups pushing for change. They’re showing us we don’t have to do it alone.”
frederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Trends#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In its current state, Twitter is a strange mix of real-time features like search and the slow polling mechanism that desktop clients use to grab new messages. As Twitter puts a limit on how many times per hour a client can check for updates, most of the conversations on Twitter are slow and arduous. When Seesmic released its new desktop and web applications last week, however, the company also mentioned that its applications would soon be able to update Twitter streams in real time, including @replies and direct messages. While the Seesmic team was tight-lipped about how exactly they are going to do this (maybe by tapping into Twitter’s Streaming API?), we can’t help but wonder how this will change the dynamics on the service.Twitter as a Chat RoomCurrently, conversations on Twitter are asynchronous and sluggish. If they happened in real-time, however, Twitter would start to look and feel more like an IM client. Even on FriendFeed, which was once seen as a possible Twitter challenger but which never quite got any mainstream traction, conversations now happen in real time. While Twitter is often mentioned as a vehicle for real-time conversations, in reality, conversations on Twitter aren’t happening in real time at all.Once Twitter turns into more of a chatroom, both Twitter’s website and third-party clients will also have to improve the way they display these conversations. Seesmic’s ‘message’ view looks like a step in the right direction. The Seesmic web app features a TweetDeck-like column-based view of your Twitter streams and searches, but it also separates ‘real’ conversations that you participate in from the rest of the application. Other desktop apps like Nambu for the Mac feature rudimentary support for displaying conversation threads, but most clients currently don’t do a very good job at highlighting conversations and mostly look at Twitter as a broadcast medium.Once our streams really start moving on Twitter, we will also need better ways to filter and manage our subscriptions (including better spam filters). Right now, scanning a list of updates is easy, and most clients support search and the ability to create groups, but maybe automatic filtering based on the kind of messages we pay attention to will also help us to manage the information stream. What Do You Think?We will have to see how all of this will play out in the next few months once Seesmic (and others, we assume) will release their updated clients, but we think that this could potentially take Twitter into a completely new direction. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos
Create 3D holograms without a laboratory – this video will show you how.It’s no secret that holograms are the stuff of future technology, but did you know holograms have been used for over 400 years? They were created using the Pepper’s Ghost technique – a trick that’s super easy to create at home. The technique, often found in children’s museums, has had a recent claim to fame for bringing Tupac to Coachella in 2012. If you haven’t seen that video watch right now.Warning Explicit Lyrics…it’s Tupac after all:Do it Yourself HologramFeel inspired to make your own? The process is surprisingly simple. All you really need is some glass or plexiglas and a subject. Place your glass or Plexiglas at a 90 degree angle to the subject you are trying to simulate. If lit correctly the illusion should make it seem like your subject is floating in air. The following video tutorial by DIY Hacks shows us how to do the technique in more detail. You can pick up plexiglas sheets from your local hardware store for under $20.The Peppers Ghost technique isn’t the only way people are making holograms. In fact, Apple has just recently patented a hologram technology that uses concave mirrors instead of a flat plane of glass. Other techniques include light projections in mist or intersecting beams of light. For filmmakers however, the most practical technique is probably Pepper’s Ghost.Interested in seeing a variety of Holograms in action? Check out this video demonstrating some of the different effects you can do from home.This video was first shared by ShanksFX on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing!Have any other tips for creating holograms? Share in the comments below.