first_imgPay and display parking machines are expected to be added to Larkin’s Lane on Lower Main Street Letterkenny this December.Parking issues in the area have been raised with the local council a number of times.Larkin’s Lane, LetterkennyBusiness owners have expressed concern with people parking their cars on the lane all day and blocking spaces for customers. Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh brought the matter to the council again this week and received a much-welcomed update that pay and display machines are in the process of being procured.It is anticipated that the system will be in place and operational by December.Pay and display on the way for problematic Letterkenny laneway was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Jimmy KavanaghLarkin’s Laneletterkennyletterkenny-milford municipal districtlast_img read more

first_imgWalking into a video production set without a lighting plan can throw your production schedule out the window. Here are some things that can help your shoot run smoothly.All images via Nick UtterEven though it might be a bit more work on the front end of your productions, taking the time to diagram and plan what you want in the way of lighting will save your crew both time and stress. Let’s look at few things to take into consideration and then explore the exceptionally helpful process of creating lighting diagrams.Know the Ins and Outs of Your LocationOne of the most important things to take into consideration is your location. On your location scout, make sure that you look for possible problems and limiting factors. Some locations offer the ability to control the natural light already present in the scene, so be aware of where the sun will be during your shoot. I absolutely love using the Sun Scout app for iPhone. It uses your iPhone’s camera to determine when the sun will be where (as seen below).What’s the Power Situation?I typically try and balance our production schedule with what type of visuals we would like to accomplish. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to set up every single scene with an entire grip truck. If we need to get by with using reflectors, nets, and mirrors, I have no problem doing that.Sometimes you will need to film in places without accessible power. While I don’t think that you need to light up every scene (even if you have the equipment to do so), if the scene calls for more light, you can always have a generator on standby.How Long Will You Have to Set Up?This is my number one deciding factor on planning my lighting set ups. Sometimes, for reasons out of your control, the production time will require a quick set up. Flexibility is extremely important when working with clients. Last minute schedule changes, weather, traffic, all of these can throw wrenches into your production schedule. Having the ability to be flexible with your lighting setup will earn you points with your crew.Create Diagrams for Lighting PlanningAfter taking all of the above factors into consideration, it’s time to start planning the lighting setup. I prefer to create overhead lighting plans in Photoshop, as seen above and below.The ShotThe Lighting PlanKeep in mind what equipment and crew you will have on hand. Plan for something that can actually be set up and taken down in the time scheduled. Even if things need to slightly change on the day of the shoot, you will at least have a great starting place for your crew to work off of. Having a starting point for your crew to visualize will get everyone on the same page immediately. Here’s another example.The ShotThe Lighting Plan Key Points to Remember When Designing Your Lighting PlanPlan for the “oh, crap” moments that can (and will) happen on set.It’s better to finish early than throw the production schedule off.Plan, plan, plan.Create the diagram and plan again.Have fun.Got any tips for creating a perfect lighting plan? Share them in the comments below!last_img read more

Cam Burrows talks to the media on Aug. 12 after practice at the Woddy Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Photo EditorJust days before the season opener, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer indicated on Wednesday that redshirt junior Cam Burrows could miss the entire 2016 campaign. Meyer was not confident the defensive back was going to be healthy enough to play for the Buckeyes this season. “I don’t think he’s going to play this season,” Meyer said.An OSU spokesperson told the media on Wednesday that Burrow’s foot was bothering him.After appearing to be fully healthy for the first time since his sophomore campaign back in 2014, he was forced to redshirt in the 2015 season after breaking his foot.Burrows began his career at Ohio State with lofty expectations, as he was a four-star recruit according to 247Sports back in 2012. He was viewed as the second best recruit in the state of Ohio, the eighth best cornerback prospect and the 61st best recruit overall.When OSU released its first depth chart on Tuesday, Burrows was not on the two-deep at safety. Redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker and junior Damon Webb are scheduled to start at the two safety positions with freshman Jordan Fuller and junior Erick Smith serving as the primary backups. read more

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] health care reform is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 23HOUSTON – (Oct. 21, 2015) – A wide-ranging health policy conference at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 23 will feature five of the nation’s leading health policy experts. The conference coincides with the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid programs.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences as part of its health care reform conference series, the event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Speakers: Jason Abaluck, assistant professor of economics at Yale University’s School of Management; Leemore Dafny, professor of strategy, the Herman Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Services and director of health enterprise management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; Sherry Glied, dean and professor at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; David Howard, associate professor of health policy and management at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health; and Paul Howard, senior fellow and director of health policy at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics at Rice, will give opening and closing remarks.For the complete agenda, see A conference titled “National Health Care Reform: The Anniversary Edition.”When: Friday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.The five speakers will discuss the impact of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform legislation and the challenges facing the federal government’s two largest health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Presentations also will explore the current state of private and public health insurance coverage and examine the prescription drug industry and the quality and cost of hospital and physician care.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.The public must register to attend this event at A live webcast will be available at the registration page.Support for this event has been provided by the Sid Richardson Foundation and Baker Institute Health Policy Forum members.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow the Center for Health and Biosciences via Twitter @BakerCHB.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog, AddThislast_img read more

Provided by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne New, highly realistic computer models of neurons More information: Citation: Blue Brain Nexus: An open-source knowledge graph for data-driven science (2018, January 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Explore further Knowledge sharing is an important driving force behind scientific progress. In an open-science approach, EPFL’s Blue Brain Project has created and open sourced Blue Brain Nexus that allows the building of data integration platforms. Blue Brain Nexus enables data-driven science through searching, integrating and tracking large-scale data and models. The Blue Brain Nexus: A knowledge graph for data-driven science. Credit: EPFL EPFL’s Blue Brain Project today announces the release of its open source software project ‘Blue Brain Nexus’, designed to enable the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data management principles for the Neuroscience and broader scientific community. It is part of EPFL’s open-science initiative, which seeks to maximize the reach and impact of research conducted at the school.The aim of the Blue Brain Project is to build accurate, biologically detailed, digital reconstructions and simulations of the rodent brain and, ultimately the human brain. Blue Brain Nexus is instrumental in supporting all stages of Blue Brain’s data-driven modelling cycle including, but not limited to experimental data, single cell models, circuits, simulations and validations. The brain is a complex multi-level system and is one of the biggest ‘Big Data’ problems we have today. Therefore, Blue Brain Nexus has been built to organize, store and process exceptionally large volumes of data and support usage by a broad number of users.At the heart of Blue Brain Nexus is the Knowledge Graph, which acts as a data repository and metadata catalogue. It also remains agnostic of the domain to be represented by allowing users to design arbitrary domains, which enables other scientific initiatives (e.g. astronomy, medical research and agriculture) to reuse Blue Brain Nexus as the core of their data platforms. Blue Brain Nexus services are already being evaluated for integration into the Human Brain Project’s Neuroinformatics Platform.Specific to enabling scientific progress, Blue Brain Nexus’s Knowledge Graph treats provenance as a first-class citizen, thus facilitating the tracking of the origin of data as well as how it is being used. This allow users to assess the quality of data, and consequently to enable them to build trust. Another key feature of Blue Brain Nexus is its semantic search capability, whereby search is integrated over data and its provenance to enable scientists to easily discover and access new relevant data.EPFL Professor Sean Hill commented: “We see that nearly all sciences are becoming data-driven. Blue Brain Nexus represents the culmination of many years of research into building a state-of-the-art semantic data management platform. We can’t wait to see what the community will do with Blue Brain Nexus.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more