Eureka football tops Enterprise 35-28 to remain perfect on the 2017 season

first_imgEureka >> Jason White and his coaching staff don’t have to go back in the record books to see when the last time the Eureka High football team beat Enterprise anymore.Not after the game the Loggers played Friday night.Behind a strong third-quarter showing that broke a 14-all tie at halftime, Eureka got the lead for the first time all night and never looked back after that in a hard-fought 35-28 win over Enterprise at Albee Stadium.“That just gave us more hype and got us more excited. I guess …last_img read more

OSU spring and summer field day schedule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Currently 24 field days on a variety of topics are being planned by Agriculture and Natural Resource staff starting June 1 through the fall with locations throughout the state. A complete calendar of dates can be found at http://agcrops.osu.edu/events. Full agendas are still being developed and you will want to check back for registration information along with other details about a month prior to the date.An excellent set of field days which include a variety of topics will be presented. Topics include small grains production, hay production, precision agricultural equipment, sprayers, soybean and corn production, modified relay intercropping plus nutrient management which include Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for several dates.The calendar includes a first time event is Ohio. The North American Manure Expo will be held at the Molly Caren Ag/Farm Science Review Site on Aug. 3 and 4. This regionally rotating event is a must attend for those involved with manure spreading and use.The field day calendar leads up to the annual Farm Science Review, scheduled for September 20 to 22. As always a variety of displays, demonstration and field activities are being planned.These programs are sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in the College of Food Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.last_img read more

New Jersey Allows Email Voting: A Sign Of Things To Come?

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification brian proffitt A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Tags:#2012 election#Government#hurricane sandy#politics#security For the first time in history, nearly every citizen of a U.S. state will be given access to participate in their general election today via email and faxing. But this special event is overshadowed by serious doubts as to security of all types of electronic voting, much less relying on email.The New Jersey ExperimentNew Jersey’s Christie administration made the announcement for the emergency policy change on November 3, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The idea is to permit registered voters in the Garden State to vote electronically using a system that Military and Overseas voters already use under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Actually, Jersey’s emergency plan is even less restrictive than the state’s existing procedure, which usually requires absentee voters under UOCAVA to mail in a signed affidavit.According to the Governor’s office, “displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot application either by email or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or email in accordance to the voter’s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot – by fax or email – no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.”New Jersey voters can also vote by provisional ballot in counties other than their original residence if they prefer.The Garden State’s extraordinary efforts come in direct response to Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey a little over a week ago and caused widespread damage to polling places and residents’ homes in a critical moment on the electoral calendar.If such a storm had hit at any other time of the year, or even in an off-election year, it is not clear New Jersey would have taken these dramatic steps. For election watchers, though, New Jersey’s move is a grand experiment, a chance to find out how well the process works and what, if any, flaws crop up.Hacking The Electronic VoteThis is a big deal. Online voting is not something that happens with any regularity in the U.S. Currently, only 28 U.S. states allow email and fax voting – even for for UOCAVA-eligible voters. Another five states allow fax-only ballots for the same demographic. Of these 33 states that have electronic absentee voting in place for Military and Overseas voters, only one – Arizona – also provides a Web portal for qualified voters to use.In fact, despite promises of convenience, fast tabulation of votes and improved ease-of-use, there are big issues with all kinds of electronic voting (online or at the polling place). The biggest issue: security. According to Verified Voting, a non-partisan watchdog site, the best election processes are those that include some sort of paper record of voting activity that can be audited if there is ever a question of fraudulent activity. But most electronic voting options don’t leave a paper trail.Given that many state legislatures seem so concerned about voter fraud that they are enacting voter ID laws, it seems odd that the same groups seem more than happy to use voting systems that could be potentially hacked on a much larger scale – with no way to gather evidence to prove whether it happened or not.On Monday, Roger Johnston, head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory, posted an article on Popular Science outlining how simple it would be to grab some equipment from an electronics store and execute a man-in-the-middle attack on a touchscreen voting machine – for as little as $10 and a Saturday afternoon.“The attacks require physical access. This is easy for insiders, who program the machines for an election or install them. And we would argue it’s typically not that hard for outsiders,” Johnston wrote. “A lot of voting machines are sitting around in the church basement, the elementary school gymnasium or hallway, unattended for a week or two before the election.”Decentralization Limits The DamageElections in the U.S. are typically handled at the county level, with individual Clerk’s offices managing voter registration and the election process in the various counties and parishes. The good news is that would require hackers to break into a multitude of different machine types – a one-attack-fits-all strategy would not work.The bad news – as mentioned above – is that with the exception of optical scan devices and electronic voting machines capable of printing a record of a voter’s choices, there’s no paper trail to audit. If these machines were tampered with, there is very little chance for such tampering to be immediately detected, unless the hacker is dumb enough to over-weigh the tampered votes of one candidate over another. Given the relative ease in which Johnston and his team created hacks for voting machines, this kind of tampering is very much a real danger.A Really Big TargetThis, more than any reason, is why the U.S. electorate has not attempted a “pure” online election. With electronic voting machines, at least there’s still a physical device you have to hack, which does not scale very well from the attackers’ viewpoint. But a truly online election, hitting one central server? That might be too tempting a target for hackers to resist. And a successful hack could change millions of votes.Take the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethic’s rather daring public challenge in 2010: After setting up an Internet voting pilot to enable overseas voters to cast their ballots, the District invited all comers to try to break into the system and compromise its results.In just a few hours, a team from The University of Michigan found a vulnerability and had inserted fictitious characters into the mock election’s ballot, even gaining control of the cameras watching the election servers to make sure their activity wasn’t visually spotted. The winner of the election? Futurama robot Bender.“Our experience with the D.C. pilot system demonstrates one of the key dangers in many Internet voting designs: one small mistake in the configuration or implementation of the central voting servers or their surrounding network infrastructure can easily undermine the legitimacy of the entire election,” concluded the academic paper outlining the attack.Today’s New Jersey experiment is a last-minute attempt to cope by a state battered by Hurricane Sandy. Given the very real security concerns surrounding electronic elections, don’t expect it to be the norm anytime soon. Hopefully, at least, it won’t be another object lesson in what can go wrong with electronic voting.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Pencak silat gives PH 24th gold, 3 more bronzes

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Dines Dumaan won the Philippines’ 24th gold medal in tanding – men’s class A in the pencak silat competitions of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 2.The 22-year-old stopped his Indonesian foe Firman in the Finals to win the 45-50 kilogram division.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took home bronze in the event.Dumaan’s win capped off a successful day for the Philippine pencak silat team after Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega, and Jefferson Rhey Loon all bagged bronze medals in their events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlacing third in the 55-60 kilogram division, Ortega came away with the bronze medal in the tanding – men’s class C.Loon, meanwhile, settled for a bronze medal in tanding – men’s class D, finishing third in the 60-65 kilogram division. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH squash team nets two more bronzes MOST READlast_img read more

22 days agoMartinelli-inspired Arsenal romp four past Standard Liege

first_imgMartinelli-inspired Arsenal romp four past Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGabriel Martinelli showed Arsenal there is life after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette after an amazing performance in Thursday’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege.Handed his second start of the season, the Brazilian scored with a superb header after 13 minutes and then backed up the effort with another goal three minutes later.The Gunners were then 3-0 up after 22 minutes thanks to Joe Willock’s goal. Dani Ceballos rounded out the victory in the second-half with his first goal for the club. And manager Unai Emery was delighted with his team when speaking after the game.He told BT Sport: “To have six points after the two matches, it’s really important. We can take confidence. We were consistent over the 90 minutes and we can take a lot of positivity from tonight’s game. The players, when they did all they can like tonight, it is perfect. “We did a lot of good, we can analyse to continue to improve. It’s a fantastic victory.”On how things can improve, he added: “We played with intensity but then we conceded some possession but we kept the clean sheet. We can improve in how to keep the ball and make more chances but for the players today, they are very tired after playing on Monday and they still played fantastic, it’s a fantastic victory.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Alabama Awarded Broadcaster Eli Gold With A 2014 SEC Championship Ring

first_imgEli Gold has been broadcasting Alabama football games since 1988. In that time, he has seen the Crimson Tide capture four national championships and six SEC titles. To many ‘Bama fans, he is an indelible part of the program. To thank him for his time broadcasting for the program, Alabama football awarded Eli Gold with a 2014 SEC Championship ring.Sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart to the U. Of Alabama staff and players for the SEC championship ring. pic.twitter.com/JYazNIrJTL— Eli Gold (@EliGoldBama) August 21, 2015Gold is clearly very touched by the honor, and the response from the Alabama faithful. He responded to the dozens of fans who congratulated him on Twitter.eli gold thanks Congratulations, Eli. You deserve it.last_img read more

GoFundMe account set up for Tony Brooks

first_imgAt the time of the incident, the detachment had received feedback from Vancouver Doctors who had inquired with the Doctor in charge of the Tactical Medical Program, to applaud the incredible work done by Cst. Brooks, who literally saved this man’s life, shared Sgt. Tyreman in July 2018.The GoFundMe account has almost reached half of its goal amount of $10,000 in three days.To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERETo read more about Brooks saving a man’s life; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of Tony Brooks, the RCMP Constable that saved a man’s life last year in Fort St. John.Brooks has been diagnosed with Stage Two cancer and will be having surgery and receiving chemotherapy according to the GoFundMe account. The account goes on to say ‘financial help received will help take the stress off of his family so that they can focus on his recovery.’In July 2018, Brooks saved a mans life when he used his advanced medical training and managed to pack the wound to close off the artery inside the man’s arm and stop the flow of blood. The injured man was then airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital for treatment.last_img read more

Geologists for immediate relocation of 12 villages in Ukhands Pithoragarh

first_imgPithoragarh: Geologists have identified 12 landslide-prone villages in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand that need to be relocated before the onset of monsoon.”Twelve of the 20 villages surveyed in the district so far are highly prone to landslides. They have been witnessing landslides for the past several years. It would be better if their inhabitants are shifted elsewhere before the onset of monsoon,” said Pradeep Kumar, a geologist at the Geology and Mining Department. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A team of geologists, led by Kumar, had started their survey on December 24, 2017, the report of which has now been released. The villages that need to be immediately relocated are Senar, Kultham and Bhadeli in Munsiyari, Tankul, Chalma Chilaso, Himkhola, Kanar, Dharpangu, Suwa, Bungbung, Garguwa, Syari, Jamku and Bharbheli in Dharchula and Garzila of Berinag. Disclosing that the survey was being extended to 12 more villages in the region, the geologist said, While the land has been identified for Senar, Kultham and Bhadeli villages in Munsiyari subdivision, the process to identify sites for other villages is on. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KCiting the example of Garzila village, which is currently inhabited by only 12 families and needs immediate relocation, Kumar said, The upper terrain of the village has been made of small boulders of quartzite nature. It is situated near a massive landslide zone due to which it will be under a constant threat of landslides in monsoon, which might result in damages to the families living there. Until a strong safety wall is constructed above the village, it would be threatened by massive landslides. We have also recommended that the village be saved from a constant erosion by the Ramganga river underneath, said the geologist. According to local residents, several families have left the village in the past 20 years and settled at safer places, leaving only 12 families behind. The villagers spend their nights in the open during monsoon due to the threat of landslides, said Ram Singh, a resident of Garzila village.last_img read more

Will Buckeyes move back to No 1 after beating Spartans

With less than six minutes to go, and No. 2 Ohio State up just five on unranked Michigan State, an errant Spartan pass flew into the backcourt and nine of the 10 players on the floor seemed content to let it roll out of bounds. OSU freshman point guard Aaron Craft wouldn’t allow it. Craft chased the ball down. As the Spartans tried to recover, he went up and under the rim for a layup, drew a foul and converted the three-point play. The freshman’s only field goal of the night gave OSU (25-1, 12-1 Big Ten) an eight-point lead and propelled the Buckeyes to a 71-61 victory. “That’s a heck of a play right there,” senior guard Jon Diebler said after the game. “That’s just someone wanting the win and Aaron is a guy who, he does the little things and that just shows the type of player that he is. That was a huge play.” The Spartans played most of the game like the team they were projected to be when they entered the season at No. 2. Outscoring the Buckeyes off the bench, 21-1, MSU shot 63 percent from the field in the first half. With freshman forward Jared Sullinger on the bench in foul trouble, MSU matched the Buckeyes shot-for-shot all half. A basket from senior point guard Kalin Lucas gave MSU a 34-32 lead with 1:30 left in the half, but Buford responded with a 3-pointer, giving OSU the lead, one of 11 lead changes in the first 20 minutes. OSU took that 35-34 lead to halftime, and Buford’s 14 first-half points put him ahead of all scorers. “We didn’t bring it in the first half,” Buford said. “Our defense wasn’t there and we weren’t together as a team. For the second half we had to pick up the intensity.” The lead changed hands four more times early in the second half, and a fifth time when a three-point play from fifth-year senior forward David Lighty gave OSU a 45-44 lead. That was the game’s final lead change. Lighty sparked a 10-2 run, opening up a six-point OSU lead, 52-46. An off-balance, end-of-the-shot-clock 3-pointer from junior forward Draymond Green ended the run, and after a Sullinger free throw, a layup from Lucas cut the lead to two. Five quick points from Buford gave OSU a 58-51 lead, its biggest to that point, with 8:30 to play. Minutes later, Craft made the play that ignited the sellout crowd at the Schottenstein Center. “Aaron is like a spark plug for this team,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “I think guys are looking and saying, ‘If he’s going to give that (effort), then I’m going to give that.’” The Spartans got as close as four down the stretch, but a pair of Sullinger free throws and three from Craft gave OSU an insurmountable 10-point lead with less than two minutes left. Buford led all scorers with 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, 3-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line. Sullinger scored 11 points and grabbed a season-low two rebounds. Lighty and Diebler had 12 points each. Lucas led MSU with 14 points, and although the team shot 57 percent from the floor and outrebounded OSU, its 19 turnovers swung the game in OSU’s favor. After falling at Wisconsin on Saturday, OSU relinquished the No. 1 rank to Kansas, who lost at Kansas State, 84-68, Monday night. OSU plays again at 1 p.m. Sunday at No. 11 Purdue. read more