Seymour-Screen Excellence Debuts Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) Motorized Masking System

first_imgSeymour-Screen Excellence’s Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) is what the company calls a “luxury,” reference-grade, acoustically-transparent, motorized masking system which, at its largest, spans 20-feet tall and 30-feet wide with 350-inches of viewable image width. Available with either two- or four-way masking, the system is built on-the-wall rather than the traditional method of assembling, lifting and hanging, making for such vast sizes and easier installation.The largest of the company’s three masking screen platforms, it’s available in two- or four-way masking, with removable velvet fascia and 4:3 ratio with masking up to 120-inches per side. The systems are compatible with all home control systems and ART offers unlimited intermediate masking panel positions including all the way down to 4:3. The unique design of ART allows the installer to build the screen on the wall, as opposed to the traditional method of assembling on the floor, lifting and hanging. ART’s components are not required to be shipped in wooden crates like those of the larger TAM systems which may be shipped completely or partially assembled. Additionally, certain size film screens whether received onsite pre-assembled or not can be difficult to negotiate corners or floors to reach the cinema room. ART solves these issues. For extra rigidity, pure carbon fiber bars are utilized in the assemblies.Options include two-way masking (side masking panels for constant height, or top/bottom panels for constant width) or four-way independent masking. Image widths range from 160-inches to 350 with custom sizes available. Price ranges from $26K to $142K depending on size. Motor control cards/boxes and IR, 12V and RS232 control accessories and installation are extra. Here are all the details.last_img read more

The second wave of US LNG

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Rates queries dominate sessions

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Trek to end family violence

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Galway Golf Club to stage Irish Amateur Open in 2020 and 2021

first_img“We’re pleased to be in a position to confirm the next three venues for our flagship championship,” said Mark Wehrly, Championships Manager of the GUI. “Bringing the event to such a classic championship venue as County Sligo – with all its recent improvements – will be very exciting in 2019.” Next year’s championship runs from 16-19 May and coincides with the 125th anniversary of Co Sligo Golf Club. It will be the club’s first time to host the championship since 1950.In 2020 the championship moves to a later date in the fixtures calendar. The GUI have entered into a two-year trial period with their counterparts in England, Scotland and Wales. This arrangement will enable the Irish Amateur Open to be played in August and facilitate the staging of the championship at a parkland course for the first time in 15 years.“Galway will be an excellent venue for the championship in 2020 and 2021 and the club are so enthusiastic about the event. A lot of hard work is already underway even at this early stage. It will be a memorable experience for all concerned,” said Mark Wehrly.The Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship dates back to 1892 when it was first contested at Royal Portrush. After a 35-year hiatus, the championship was revived in 1995 when Stackstown’s Padraig Harrington was victorious at Fota Island. Since then the championship has been played at five different venues and was last played at a parkland course in 2005 at Carton House (O’Meara). In recent years the championship has had two extended runs at Royal Dublin from 1998-2003 and 2007-2016.Royal County Down hosted last year’s championship, which was won by Peter O’Keeffe from Douglas. The world renowned links will stage the championship again next month, from 17-20 May and is a major event in the Bridgestone Order of Merit.FLOGAS IRISH AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2019-202216-19 May, 2019: Co Sligo GC13-16 August, 2020: Galway GC12-15 August, 2021: Galway GCDate TBC, 2022: The Island GCprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Golfing Union of Ireland have confirmed Galway Golf Club will host the prestigious Irish Amateur Open in 2020 and 2021 as the event moves to an August date. Ireland’s premier amateur golf tournament will stay on the west coast for three years in total with County Sligo Golf Club hosting the tournament next year (2019). In 2022 the championship moves east to The Island Golf Club in Dublin.last_img read more

Health Minister-Designate Gets More Support

first_imgAs confirmation proceedings draw nearer, Health Minister-designate, Dr. Bernice Dahn, continues to get extensive support from professional and medical institutions in the country.The latest expression of support and solidarity comes from Liberia’s oldest medical association, Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA), headed by Dr. Moses B.F. Massaquoi.In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, the LMDA called on the Senate to confirm Dr. Dahn as Liberia’s new Minister of Health.The letter pointed out that it has been a long road to rebuild Liberia’s health sector to the level preceding the civil war years during which the country was decimated.The LMDA acknowledged the crucial asset of health workers, who responded admirably and courageously to the Ebola outbreak.The health workers, the LMDA asserted, demonstrated bravery in the face of fear, hope in the face of despair  and compassion in the face of tragedy and they must be commended and honored.They admitted that although Liberia’s system was   not prepared for an outbreak of such magnitude and scope as Ebola, Liberians were able to work together to defeat the deadly virus.Liberians and their international partners, the LMDA letter  stated, made great strides toward driving out the dreadful Ebola disease.“This would not have been possible without strong leadership from the outset…before the whole country, let alone the rest of the world, realized what was happening and how serious it was,” the LMDA’s letter asserted.The LMDA further noted that Dr. Dahn fearlessly led the fight against Ebola for several months before international response scaled up to the challenge and any additional support was available to the country.“Equally as important as her role at the outset, Dr. Dahn has been committed to improving the healthcare  system for Liberians for the entirety of the eight years that she has served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Ministry of Health,” the LMDA maintained.The LMDA further reminded the Senate that Dr. Dahn has worked tirelessly to promote access to essential health services, ensure that health workers are adequately trained and compensated and struggled continuously to improve efficiency and effectiveness of health sector management.“Therefore, on behalf of the association, it is our pleasure to write to you today [to give] a strong vote of confidence for the confirmation of Dr. Bernice Dahn as Minister of Health.”The LMDA also chronicled accomplishments of the Health Minister-designate since the commencement of her tenure of service at the Health Ministry.The MOHSW, said the LMDA,  exceeded the International  Monetary Fund’s target of providing Basic Primary Health Services at 71% facilities in the country as part of the completion of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC)  in December 2010.Under Dr. Dahn’s stewardship, said the LMDA, the 2007-2011 National Health Policy and Plan was able to provide such services at 82% of Primary Healthcare facilities in the country in record time.Dr. Dahn was the chief architect of the plan to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Liberia was the first sub-Saharan country to achieve MDG4 (reducing child mortality) prior to the deadline, the LMDA declared.As CMO, Dr. Dahn played a pivotal role in increasing the number of HIV testing sites in the country from 22 to 369.  Her nomination is, therefore, the perfect choice as it allows for continuity of ownership and accountability to sustain and surpass the gains, the LMDA asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guest Editor This Week

first_imgrichard macmanus Tags:#Admin#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… I’m on holiday all this week and during that time JoshCatone will be Guest Editor of Read/WriteWeb. You may remember Josh fromsuch posts as InternetKilled The Television Star and Crowdsourcing:A Million Heads is Better than One. Josh is a talented writer, as well asbeing co-founder of the web’s largest community dedicated to Ruby on Railsdevelopment – Rails Forum. His personalblog is mockriot. I’ve said to Josh thathe can post what he likes here, as long as it’s about web technology of course🙂Read/WriteWeb’s other writers will also be contributing, so you shouldn’tnotice much difference – although it will probably be lighter posting this weekthan usual.So without further ado, I am off to enjoy a one week break from blogging andonline life in general! If you are thinking of emailing me during this time,don’t expect a response 😉 I will be back at the Editor’s desk from Monday 30April, when Microsoft MIX in Las Vegas kicks off. I will be coveringthat event live, so see you then! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Big 12 Announces Conference Will Remain Without Divisions

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. On Friday morning the Big 12 announced that they have decided not to split the conference into two divisions in anticipation of the 2017 Big 12 Championship game in football.#Big12FB: When the championship game returns in 2017, it will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the conference standings – https://t.co/F8uuSbORCV ?? pic.twitter.com/ZFnmWSb9Np— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 28, 2016This is kind of a curious choice but probably shouldn’t be too surprising. It basically forgoes any drama over division alignment.Here’s what Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said about the news in a statement Friday:Given our round-robin, nine-game scheduling model, it is expected the Big 12 champion will be uniquely positioned for College Football Playoff consideration.I would argue there will be no path more difficult than our champion’s, where it will have played every team in the Conference, faced at least one Autonomy Conference non-conference opponent, and then plays in our championship game.The guaranteed No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup will be a great game for our fans, and it’s hard to imagine a stronger position for a conference champion.Of course the nightmare scenario would be something that could have played out as recently as last year (had there been a title game). Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the conference when they met for Bedlam, the de facto title game. Meaning that after Bedlam, OU and a OSU would have turned around and played each other for the title in the next game.Say Oklahoma wins in Stillwater and then Mason Rudolph comes back and the Cowboys find away to beat the Sooners on a neutral field. Doesn’t that effectively knock the Big 12 out of the College Football Playoff? I think you’re playing with fire a little there.Maybe it never works out that way. Maybe it does. Either way it seems like another dysfunctional move from a dysfunctional conference.I do agree that playing an extra conference game has value, IF those making decisions value your conference. But that selling point has had no buyers in the national landscape over the last couple of years.last_img read more

11 a.m. Oklahoma State-TCU Kickoff Time Announced, Frogs Favored By 3.5

first_imgOklahoma State’s trip to Ft. Worth will be an early one. Kickoff time was announced for 11 a.m. on FS1. It will be Oklahoma State’s 10th day game of the season (only Baylor was at night).#okstate and TCU will kick at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday in Fort Worth. Game televised by FS1. pic.twitter.com/zsNCnuEXsg— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 13, 2016Someone finally made up their mind. The previous announcement for game time had more “ors” than Mike Gundy’s preseason RB depth chart.Another morning game. If you want to be optimistic, it probably works more in the Cowboys’ favor than TCU who will look for crowd support and have already lost home games to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.The Frogs open as a 3.5-point favorite which is about what we thought it would be going in. OSU is 8-19 as a road underdog in the Mike Gundy era but 3-4 in the last three seasons.The Horned Frogs are 5-4 (3-3) and will be looking to play spoiler to Oklahoma State’s Big 12 title hopes. At 8-2* (6-1) the Cowboys control their destiny. Come back from Ft. Worth with a win and Bedlam could very well be the last de facto Big 12 Championship game. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Since Moving To 10 Teams, Here’s How The Big 12 Was Won

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Defense wins championships. Even in the Big 12. Since moving to 10 teams back in 2011, every Big 12 title winner did the following things:Finished in the top three in the Big 12 in turnover marginFinished with an 8-1 record in conference playFinished with a top four defense in points per drive allowedDon’t believe me? Look. Here are the ranks of all the Big 12 champions since 2011 (I, unlike the Big 12, only count outright winners).screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-49-54-pmOklahoma State finished No. 1 in turnover margin in 2013 and 2015 and didn’t win the conference. Baylor’s 2014 defense was the “worst defense” to win the league since it went to 10 teams.Now look at the profiles of the two teams this year that have a chance of winning the conference. Only one fits the template of an outright Big 12 champion.Oklahoma has an historically atrocious defense for Oklahoma (more on this later on in the week) and currently ranks N0. 7 in points per drive allowed. No. 7! I put it at No. 6 though because the numbers for last week aren’t out yet, but I believe Baylor will drop below OU after whatever it was they did at AT&T Stadium on Saturday against Patty Mahomes.Furthermore, the worst points-per-drive number we have seen from a Big 12 champion is 1.91 from Baylor in 2014. OU’s is currently over 2.4! Here is a look at the current turnover margin leaderboard.screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-42-58-pmOU could flip this board around if it wins the turnover battle 3-0 or something like that, but it would have to win it 5-0 or better to actually finish ahead of OSU.Does any of this mean Oklahoma State should be the favorite in Norman? Of course not. But if OU wins the Big 12 on Saturday, it will go against the recent trend we have seen since 2011 of great defenses and teams that create a ton of turnovers winning the Big 12 conference.It would also prove the conference critics right for once about the Big 12 lacking defensive prowess. That has largely been a false narrative, but OU winning the league this year with one of its worst defenses under Bob Stoops would bad for the league and its general perception.Which is obviously why you should root for Oklahoma State to win.last_img read more