JOB VACANCY: A highly reputable Donegal-based legal firm are seeking to recruit a legal secretary/legal executive. Management at Gibson & Associates Solicitors in Letterkenny require a legal secretary/legal executive with litigation experience to join their team of specialists.Gibson & Associates Solicitors are a well-established firm of solicitors with a vast amount of experience in a wide range of cases in their particular areas of expertise. The firm has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality advice and excellent results for clients. Should you be interested in this position, please forward your C.V. to [email protected] Closing date for applications is October 21, 2016. Job Vacancy: Donegal law firm looking to recruit legal secretary was last modified: October 6th, 2016 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)
SAN FRANCISCO–When the Giants opened their search for a “next-gen” front office visionary at the end of September, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi quietly expressed concern about his chances of landing the position.“I thought I might be too old to be considered “next-gen,” Zaidi revealed with a laugh.In the moments following his introduction as the Giants’ president of baseball operations Wednesday, Zaidi –who will turn 42 on Sunday– circled a room full of reporters while cracking jokes …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The market feels like it is in free-fall and the lack of strong exports is discouraging. One silver-lining, as futures continue to drop, export demand may eventually increase. World grain supplies are still high, which could keep a cap on prices for a long time. It will likely take a supply disruption to change the course dramatically.Rumors indicate the Chinese government may drop domestic corn subsidies and pay farmers direct instead. This may lower corn prices and make China imports more difficult. However, China will still need the same amount of grain, regardless if it is domestic or imported. So, the impact of this on the market is uncertain. When will the corn low be in place?In the last 40 years, the year’s low was in Sep/Oct 12% of the time (Sep three years/Oct two years) and in Nov/Dec 30% of the time. Many farmers still have old crop and are hoping for a small run up before harvest. The market drifted lower all of September only to rally in October, it may happen again this year.Early yield reports are lower than some expected, but the worst performing corn appears to be maturing quicker and is located in the states that didn’t have the best growing conditions for the year. As harvest progresses north it should improve greatly. Hope = RiskHow often do you hear a farmer say “I hope the market goes back up and then I will sell”? We all have had this thought. The thing is, hope is not a marketing strategy. Hoping the market will go back up to $4.50 on corn and waiting for it to happen, despite unlikely reasons for it to do so, is not a strong marketing strategy. In fact, it is risky. Ask a farmer who did not sell the remainder of their 2014 corn crop on the July rally. Those farmers had the opportunity for $4.50 but “hoped” for $4.75. They might be taking $3.75 today.A strong marketing plan is based upon knowing your breakeven points and determining price goals. You can base it upon market conditions, but I advise my clients to set a base-line price goal to sell a set percentage of their crop. Then if prices increase, continue to sell a percentage of their crop incrementally. I also encourage everyone to write their price goal down in advance. This can help discourage farmers from waiting, “hoping” prices will continue to increase after reaching their goals.Having a plan in place enables farmers to take advantage of key opportunities throughout the year. It also minimizes the use of hope as a strategy.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Adam WardThe Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ new director of government affairs comes not only with rich experience in the state legislature, executive branch of state government, and in an advocacy role for policy and funding at the state and national levels, he also agricultural roots from a childhood growing up on a corn, soybean and hog farm in Champaign County.Adam Ward, executive director of the Ohio Soybean Association, is expected to begin his new position March 6.“I have dedicated my career to advocating for Ohio’s farmers, and there is no better place to do that than at The Ohio State University,” Ward said. “The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has touched my life from a very young age. I look forward to working with the college and university to strengthen the role CFAES plays in developing generations of food, agricultural and environmental professionals in Ohio and the world beyond.”At the Ohio Soybean Association, Ward managed a membership-driven advocacy organization by implementing the strategic vision of its 20-member board and directed an advocacy team at the Ohio Statehouse. Ward also served as director of marketing and outreach for the Ohio Soybean Council.Prior to that, Ward served as an assistant to the Governor’s Energy Advisor at the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, as legislative director and acting deputy director at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and as a legislative aide at the Ohio House of Representatives. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Capital University.“Adam will be a great addition to the CFAES leadership team,” said Lonnie King, interim vice president for agricultural administration and interim dean of CFAES. “As an experienced policy advocate for the agriculture community, he will work with the university’s advocacy team to ensure CFAES’s place as a leader in the integration of cutting-edge research, teaching excellence and innovative outreach programs.”As government affairs director, Ward will develop and strengthen relationships with public officials at all levels of government, university advocates, agencies, university leadership when appropriate, and related staff for these groups to positively impact the college and advance the university’s agenda. He will serve as a member of The Ohio State University Government Affairs Team; will monitor legislation and governmental issues; will execute lobbying efforts, appropriation requests and preparation; and will participate in strategy development.“Adam’s background in government affairs and agricultural policy makes him a great fit for Ohio State,” said Blake Thompson, vice president of government affairs and secretary of Ohio State’s Board of Trustees. “His broad experience will advance the college and the university agenda in all 88 counties, at the statehouse and in the halls of congress. We’re excited for him to join our team.”Ward will play a key role in advocating on behalf of the college before the Ohio General Assembly and executive branch on the biennial state appropriations that support the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University Extension, which are CFAES’s research and outreach arms. He also will work with OSU Extension and local elected officials to continue their financial support for county Extension offices.
Knowing where to look for the solutions to your artistic, technical and creative career problems is half the battle to finding the solution you need. These forums may have the answer.If you’re anything like me, your immediate solution to almost any problem in life is just to ‘Google it’. This is pretty much what I do when I’m at work and have gotten stumped by all the normal fixes. Someone, somewhere has hopefully had the same problem I’m facing and has been thoughtful enough to write about it on the internet. But then you still have to find their post amongst the millions of search results.Checking through these creative forums however, stocked full of the best professional advice money can’t buy, should save you some time. They each have an active professional user base that is willing to share their video production and post production knowledge. Some of these forums require you to sign up to post, but all are free. Be sure to bookmark these links!Everything Creative – Creative CowThe first stop on any forum search has to be Creative Cow’s epic forum which has been going for over 13 years and hosts an eclectic range of topics from After Effects to Zaxwerks. Check it out here: forums.creativecow.net. Creative Cow is great for troubleshooting Adobe, Apple and Avid video editing products, but as you can see there’s something here for every video professional:Color Grading and DITThese two are the most recent forums to hit the web in this roundup and mark a definite shift towards the accessibility of high end color grading tools for the masses, as well as the necessity of DIT’s for wrangling all this file based data.Lift Gamma Gain is a forum dedicated to all things color grading from basic techniques, to business approaches and detailed software specific queries. Right now there are some interesting discussions about: What to do during slow times, How to go about creating specific looks, How to calibrate a Eizo ColorEdge monitor and what the mathematically correct way to create a 3-strip look might be, to name but a few.Over on the DIT side of things DIT User is a brand new forum (currently in Open Beta) that will undoubtably gather momentum in the coming months. It has been set up by New York based DIT and colorist Samuel Gursky and while there’s only a small number of posts on the site at the moment, if you’re a working DIT anywhere on the planet, this burgeoning community will surely benefit from your shared expertise. If you sign up now you can join in some detailed discussions on things like how best to provide on set color correction services, for example.DoP’s and Their CamerasIf you’re a working or aspiring cameraman then you need to sign up to Roger Deakin’s forum. Scrolling through the responses from other community members its always interesting to see what someone who has been nominated for 10 Oscars thinks about things. In a recent discussion about how to film a dinner scene someone who describes themselves as: “having ‘no experience as a cinematographer (and can’t afford a ‘real’ one)” gets this free sage advice from Roger himself.You could buy a couple of single tube fixtures from ‘Home Depot’ to use as light sources for your close shots. The existing light might be a little harsh on the eyes. Buy some tracing paper to soften the light and make sure you buy the same fluorescent tubes that exist on your location so that you don’t have any colour matching problem. My gaffer carries a few Kinos but he will also buy regular tube fixtures from the hardware store so that there won’t be a colour shift between what we add and what exists on a location. Kinos won’t match the tubes that exist at your location unless you add gel to the Kino or change all the tubes on the location.Where else can you get that kind of access and willingness to share with absolute beginners? Pretty incredible.For those working with RED camera’s then RED User is the place to visit. There’s a hugely active and helpful community (over 14,000 people online as I write this) to take you through everything from building your first camera to coming to grips with RED CineX Pro or where to download the lastest firmware updates and a whole lot more.Blackmagic Design has its own official forum covering their entire product range from Live Production, Cinematography and Post Production. The forum is still quite young but catching up fast as more and more people download Resolve Lite or pick up a BMDCC.With Blackmagic Design’s new Pocket Cinema Camera announced at NAB I’m sure the 8000+ membership will quickly expand. As someone who is learning Resolve the forum always has plenty of quality information.There are so many great forums online. If you feel something major has been missed then hit the comment section below and help share that community with the rest of us!
Take an in-depth look at the lenses used on hit shows like Stranger Things — and why you should consider using them on your next shoot.Cover image via Leica.The Leica Summicron-C series of lenses are a constant staple for cinematographers on a variety of productions. The Summicrons’ superb image performance, compact design, and crisp image production make them an ideal choice for most productions. Let’s take a closer look.First, let’s take a brief look at the manufacturer, Leica. Leica is a German manufacturer of high-end street photography-style cameras. Many of the world’s top photographers love and adore Leica for their attention to detail and devotion to quality. The photography version of the Summicron series of photography lenses appeared on the market in 1956, after WWII. In 2013, Leica decided to convert their Summicron series of lenses to a cinema format and markings. Here are some of their top features to consider when deciding on gear for your next shoot.SizeThe Summicron series of lenses are built smaller than their bigger brothers, the Summilux. Given this, the Summicron series of lenses are ideal for gimbal work and overall smaller rigs or budgets. They feature an aperture of t2.0 across the entire line of lenses and also a constant 95mm diameter, which will keep lens swaps quick and efficient on set.Optical Performance/ Image QualityImage via Film and Digital Times.The Leica Summicrons are top performers in terms of image quality and resolution. Even their wider focal lengths, like the 18mm, feature virtually no image distortion. Check out this quote from Matt Duclos about the Leica Summicrons:One of the big questions everyone has been asking pertains to their coverage. Leica is claiming an image circle of 34mm+. Hah… That’s modest. As I tested each focal length I found that they’ll cover upwards of 35-36mm even on the wide focal lengths.If you’re looking to capture a beautifully crisp and clean cinematic image, much like we see in Stranger Things, then definitely take a long look at the Summicrons.Design/BuildThese lenses are built with the quality we’ve come to expect from Leica. They feature an 8-blade iris that is slightly atypical. This by no means affects image quality; it just means that your bokeh won’t be as circular as other lens offerings on the market. One interesting thing to note is that these lenses are manufactured in Japan as opposed to Germany, as one would expect. However, the quality is still very high.These lenses are also 30% shorter and 20% lighter than Leica premium Summilux series.The Leica Summicrons are a superb choice for any production. If you’re deciding whether to use Summicrons, or something comparable like ARRI Ultra Primes, definitely take some time and compare your options. Either way, you can’t go wrong renting a set of Summicrons on your next production.Looking for more information on lenses? Check out these articles.Working with Vintage Lenses on Modern CamerasGear Tip: How to Clean your Lenses Like a ProfessionalUnderstanding Zoom Lenses and How to Use Them ProperlyDJI Releases the 6K Zenmuse X7 Camera and 4 Prime LensesThe Best Set of Go-To Lenses
Pass over those winter blues for some sunshine yellow. Spice picks out the most sumptuous swimwear to smoke up the water this season.Shimmer when the ray of sun hits you in Fendi’s white monokini with silver-tone bead detailing.Embrace Grecian chic in La Perla’s violet asymmetrical one-shouldered bikini with a braided shoulder strap and all-over ruching. Simmer up for that spring fling.Be a bodacious beach bombshell in this eye-catching aqua ruched monokini from Aqua di Lara.Reign as princess of the seas in this sumptuous two piece swimsuit from Acqu di Lara’s Liquid collection to reveal your curves and hide that flab, strategically.This dangerously cut monokini from Emporio Armani is the only thing you need to take to Barbados. Along with your boyfriend, of course. But then if you wear this on the beach, chances are you’ll soon be sporting new ones.Heading for a soul vacation? Take this one-shoulder zebra-print swimsuit that has ruching through the front and back from Diane von Furstenberg’s Anisa collection.Sanchita Ajjampur’s two piece set in bright pink and lemon yellow from her Fables collection-an anthology of tales from ancient Indian, French, Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman heritage, which unfolds on a modern tapestry- is pure pop. Perfect for the le plage.
Former Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic criticised Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualities and hit out at coach Santiago Solari after the club’s La Liga title ambitions were dented by Thursday’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal.Real’s record signing Bale had to be substituted at halftime after a knock when his side was 2-1 up and Solari later took off playmaker Luka Modric, who had been ill with flu in the build-up to the game.Veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla then scored for the second time in the game by heading in an equaliser with eight minutes remaining, leaving Madrid in fourth place in the standings and seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona.”What keeps happening with Bale is a real shame. I like him a lot as a player but he is nowhere near being the leader of the team after Cristiano Ronaldo left,” Mijatovic told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.”It’s worrying that he gets injured so often.”Bale, who has scored only four goals in the league this season, has been injured over 20 times since his 105 million euro signing from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.Take a look inside our dressing room! #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/amTcb6Upb2Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 3, 2019Although he has not suffered any serious injuries this campaign, he has been substituted 15 times in all competitions, sparking concerns about his ability to last 90 minutes.Mijatovic, scorer of the goal which won the 1998 Champions League final for Madrid over Juventus, also criticised Real coach Solari for removing Modric and said he has not enjoyed watching his former side this season.advertisement”If a player starts a game and feels good and doesn’t ask to be substituted, I can’t understand why you would take him off. He made a big mistake by taking off Modric,” he said.”I am struggling to watch Real Madrid this season. They played well in the first half (against Villarreal) then when we thought they were going to kick on they played a disastrous second half with no gameplan.”They have taken a step back in the league this season. I don’t think it’s a problem of attitude, but more one of impotence. The way they are playing does not make me feel optimistic.”Mijatovic’s feelings were echoed in the Spanish media.”It was like tearing your hair out,” said newspaper Marca of Madrid’s performance, also describing the team’s campaign, in which they sacked coach Julen Lopetegui in October, as “a recurring nightmare.”Also Watch:
The Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to support the building of the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a streamed concert and worldwide media event to take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.Robin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at the Legacy of Hope Foundation ConcertArtists Robin Thicke, Common, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and South African musical legend Jonathan Butler are performing, with more to be announced.Tickets to the show will go on sale Monday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online by visiting BarclaysCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Tuesday, June 30 at noon (if tickets are still available).Artists and celebrities will join together celebrating Nelson Mandela’s love of children and his wish to create the NMCH. The NMCH will be only the 5th dedicated children’s hospital on the entire continent of Africa, home to 450 million children. This event will be streamed live worldwide, enabling people across the globe to support healthcare reform for children through micro-donations.Concert performances will be streamed in real time through the Legacy of Hope website. Tickets for the live stream are available now here. There will also be a VIP option, allowing viewers to have access to an exclusive stream of the special VIP room as well as the rest of the concert. The audience in the VIP room will be children from selected charities from the five boroughs, as children are always the VIPs of this valued campaign. This section will feature backstage performances, interviews, special content, and features from artists and presenters before they take the stage.The NMCH will provide access to high-quality medical care for the children of Southern Africa, regardless of their ability to pay. This facility will have a profound, transformative effect on healthcare in the region.The Legacy of Hope Honorary Board consists of Ruby Bridges, Christy Turlington Burns, Ed Burns, Viola Davis, Dame Judi Dench, Arun Gandhi, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Katherine Heigl, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Larry King, Sir Ben Kingsley, Salma Hayek Pinault, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Octavia Spencer, Charlize Theron, Ben Vereen, Barbara Walters, Elie and Marion Wiesel, Princess Dalal Al-Saud, and the late Dr. Maya Angelou.