Very few technologies have had as much long-term relevance in the workplace and classroom as the overhead projector. As workplace and classroom display technology has evolved, bigger and brighter is not only better, but expected, while also needing to be simple to connect to.While the fundamental idea remains the same, we’ve come a long way since the days of transparencies and dry erase markers. Modern projectors allow presenters to project directly from their laptops and mobile devices, and in many cases, audience members can even connect their own devices to take over presentation duties.As a result, projectors now fit more naturally into the presentation workflow, expanding rather than defining the boundaries of what’s possible. It’s with this type of expansion and enablement in mind that Dell is pleased to introduce the Dell Advanced Projector 7760, our first laser (lamp-free) projector. The 7760 stretches the boundaries of where, when and how students or professionals and their colleagues can collaborate, and it’s the latest addition to Dell’s growing Large Displays portfolio, serving conference rooms and classrooms with a strong line-up of projectors and large monitors.This high-brightness projector is an improved, lamp-free version of the current Dell 7700 FullHD, providing an excellent color gamut with rich, true colors. We designed this projector to address some of the limitations of lamp-based projectors to create a more ideal option for a few common use cases:Brightly lit roomsStandard projector images can be difficult to see in rooms with windows or bright lights, such as conference rooms and hotel meeting rooms. The Dell Advanced Projector 7760 laser projector provides 5,400 lumens for a bright, large-scale image in a wide range of lighting circumstances.It also makes it easy for anyone to present. With LAN Display, workers can present from any compatible device, including laptops, phones and tablets connected to the network, and can trade presentation duties throughout the course of a meeting. For any devices that aren’t connected by LAN, we’ve made it easy to connect wireless display dongles. And since audio is of key importance in today’s multimedia world, we’ve given the projector two 10W speakers for quality, on-board sound fit for rooms of any size.Lecture halls and auditoriumsIn addition to the bright image, centralized capabilities and quality sound, the Dell Advanced Projector 7760 laser projector can fill large screen sizes (up 300 inches diagonally), making it a good fit even for halls and auditoriums with 20-plus people.Heavy duty applicationsUnlike most projectors, the Dell Advanced Projector 7760 laser projector can be set to operate 24/7 and has 360-degree placement capabilities, so users can mount or place it in any position or angle. These capabilities, combined with the long laser life of 20,000 hours, make this projector ideal for companies that have heavy duty needs.Bigger screens, lower costsOne of the primary benefits of projectors compared with other large-format displays is the cost savings, which can be significant for small businesses and educational institutions with limited budgets. Whereas, in the past, these organizations have required the IT or facilities maintenance resources to replace lamps as they burn out. The laser projector supplants that need by providing 20,000 hours of laser life, up to 10 years for most organizations. It’s low energy consumption, means a lower operating cost as well. All of this is backed by our reliable technology and two-year, extendable Advanced Exchange warranty.The Dell Advanced Projector 7760 laser projector is a shining example of what Dell does best – bring innovative technologies to market that solve real challenges for real users. The Dell Advanced Projector 7760 is a far cry from the projectors of our childhoods, but for good reason – today’s needs are far more complex. And as those needs continue to evolve, our goal is to provide the innovative technology to support customers in working more efficiently and effectively, whether they’re presenting to a conference room of project collaborators, an auditorium of colleagues or a child’s fifth-grade classroom. We’re excited to share this device with customers and look forward to seeing it reach new audiences, while also creating unimagined possibilities for thousands of loyal Dell users.
Indianapolis, in. — Republican Indiana senator from Oldenburg, Jean Leising was recently recognized for her service by Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services.Executive Director of Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Dawn Adams (left) presents State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, right) with an award for her legislation that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities.Senate Enrolled Act 9, which was recently signed into law by Gov. Holcomb, allows an individual committed to an institution for a mental illness to use the address of the institution or the address where they live when not in the institution for the purpose of voting.
By Bucky DorenINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 25) – Jenae Gustin scored her first career IMCA Modified feature win Saturday at Independence Motor Speedway while Travis Smock netted a $1,000 IMCA Late Model payday on Peoples Company Night.Brandon Maitland moved into the lead on lap two of the Performance Bodies Modified “A” main. The young gun protected the bottom once he assumed the lead. The rookie Gustin worked her way into second completing lap number five.After running a handful of laps trying to find a way underneath Maitland, she moved to the high line. Gustin worked into the lead by the halfway point, and she was able to drive off to her first ever IMCA Modified win. Maitland settled for second. His brother Ryan finished third. Ronn Lauritzen came from 17th starting to fourth, followed by J.D. Auringer.“I think Independence (Motor Speedway) and Marshalltown (Speedway) has the toughest competition in the state,” Gustin said from victory lane, “so to win our first here means a lot. I can’t thank everyone enough.”Smock scored the Peoples Company Night $1,000 pay day for the Budweiser IMCA Late Model main event. Smock assumed the early race lead but Sean Johnson was in hot pursuit. The lead duo would pull away from the rest of the field.Johnson tried a few times to work past Smock, but in the end, it was Smock who was first to the checkered flag. Tyler Bruening came from 10th to finish third. Russell Hesse finished fourth. John Emerson had to go to the back of the pack after a lap two caution but recovered to finish fifth.Kevin Hurst earned his first Albert Auto IMCA Northern SportMod win of the season while Jason Hocken led all 15 laps of the Burco Sales IMCA Stock Car main. Quinton Miller made his return to Indee pay off as he found himself in the Budweiser Victory Lane after 15 laps of racing.
Luella J. Lecher, 83, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg. Born, May 1, 1936 in Sandusky, Indiana, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Cecilia M. (Hessler) Harpring. Luella had been a Nanny in Cincinnati. She was a seamstress and she had worked at the Carol Cook Dress Factory, Minears, and Weddings by Wolter. She designed many bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary, and the Night Extension Homemakers. She was married to Edward J. Lecher on May 1, 1954 and he survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Brenda (Chuck) Emsweller, Clarksburg, Julie (Tom) Keillor, Greensburg; one brother, Vernon (Maureen) Harpring, Batesville; one sister, Elvera Wissel, Batesville; three grandchildren, Ashley (Adam) Hungate, St. Paul, Chad (Jennifer) Emsweller, Evansville, Danielle Keillor and her Fiancé, Bradley Whittaker, Milroy; six great grandchildren, Charlie & Julia Emsweller, Eddie, Joey, Ella, and Paul Hungate. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons, Nicholas and Bernard Lecher; two brothers, Edgar and Bernard Harpring; three sisters, Irma Harpring, Lois Laudick, Joan Schoettmer. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. A reception style visitation will follow in the large assembly room at St. Mary’s. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana or to the March of Dimes. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
BOSTON >> The cheers erupted even before Kobe Bryant stepped on the floor. But then the boos emerged as soon as Bryant played.That marked exactly how Bryant wanted Celtics fans to handle him in his final game here at the Garden. The Lakers then wrote an ending as they saw fit. Their 112-104 victory over Boston on Wednesday at the Garden brought temporary solace over a taxing 6-27 record.Despite scoring 15 points on 5-of-18 shooting, Bryant still made a clutch shot for old-time’s sake. He nailed a 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 107-102 lead with 1:40 remaining. Bryant also grabbed 11 rebounds.“It was great,” Bryant said. “I didn’t get the start I wanted, but the finish was fine. Being able to say thank you to the fans — it was a beautiful moment.” That moment started before Bryant even played. First, the Celtics (18-14) privately presented Bryant with a piece of the parquet floor used in the 2010 NBA Finals. Then as the Celtics public address announcer uttered his name in lineup introductions, Bryant sat on the bench for a few seconds and soaked in the adulation.“I just can’t believe this is the last time I’m going to be here,” Bryant recalled thinking. “I can’t believe it. It seems like yesterday we were playing the Finals here. This is crazy.”Things soon became crazier. He soon heard heckles anytime he shot, passed or held the ball. “It was unbelievable. It felt great to get booed,” Bryant said. “The recognition at the top of the game, and then as soon as I touched the ball and they booed, I was like, ‘Ahh, I’m home.’ I feel great.” Bryant offered a hearty laugh as when he predicted beforehand this would happen. But those warm and fuzzy moments soon faded. Bryant missed his first eight shots as both pull-up jumpers and routine layups fell short. Bryant mis-timed two passes that led to turnovers. He also collected eight fouls and missed a free throw. During that time, Celtics fans only cheered for Bryant when he collected fouls or missed shots. “It’s not unusual,” said Lakers coach Byron Scott, who played during the Showtime Era. “I didn’t think anything about it. That was par for the course. Obviously they’ll cheer their team and show their appreciation. As soon as the games starts, they’ll go back to their true blue colors, which is Celtic green. That didn’t surprise me.”Bryant did not quiet the crowd until he made consecutive layups with 3:32 left in the second quarter. Bryant even elicted some cheers in the third quarter, presumably from Lakers fans, when he drove past Celtics guard Avery Bradley for a dunk.But then Bryant started feeling pain in his surgically repaired right shoulder. He sat on the bench as he iced it. Bryant conceded afterwards that he and the Lakers’ training staff “got to be a little bit more aggressive” with his treatment. But in typical Bryant fashion, he pushed through it. The crowd then went silent when Bryant hit a 3-pointer to give the Lakers a 107-102 lead with 1:40 left. “I was thinking of using as much legs as possible,” Bryant said. “I couldn’t really use my shoulder too much. I was like, ‘I really got to get my legs under this shot. Really jump forward on this shot.’ ”The shot sank into the basket, leading Bryant to think, “ ‘Thank God.’ ”“It was very important,” Bryant said. “I wouldn’t have heard the end of it. It definitely felt good to hit that shot.”It definitely felt good for Bryant after what happened on the next possession. After Bryant grabbed a rebound, the Celtics intentionally fouled Brandon Bass, leading to Lakers and Celtics fanbases trying outduel each other with Bryant chants and jeers. Bryant’s teammates may have taken over over the game, including double-digit efforts from Jordan Clarkson (24 points on 10-of-15 shooting), Lou Williams (19 points on 7-of-9 shooting), D’Angelo Russell (16 points, six rebounds and three assists) and Julius Randle (15 points, 12 rebounds). After Bryant missed a 3-pointer and a pull-up jumper, Clarkson performed a Bryant-like pump fake on Boston guard Isaiah Thomas before sinking a jumper. Though he missed the foul shot, Clarkson drove for a layup to give the Lakers a 104-100 lead with 2:26 left.Not surprisingly, Bryant still commanded the attention on what he considered the most significant part of his farewell tour. “If I could chant for them, I would,” Bryant said, mindful of a rivalry that has produced a combined 33 NBA championships. “I don’t think the fans here really understood how much they drove me.”It happened many times.When the Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in the 2007 offseason, Bryant suddenly thought of a possible Lakers-Celtics Finals matchup unfolding for the first time since 1987. But then the Lakers lost to Boston in the 2008 NBA Finals in six games. The Garden taunted Bryant with endless loops of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” and the Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston amid the Lakers’ Game 6 series-clinching loss to the Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals. Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, interrupted Bryant while he was showering and promised him he would help him beat the Celtics. Once the Lakers trailed Boston 3-2 in the 2010 NBA Finals, Bryant recalled that he let down his serious demeanor and “started laughing” in the locker room.“The were guys were looking at me like, ‘What’s wrong, we are one game from losing!,’ ” Bryant recalled. “I just said, ‘Guys, listen they kicked our butt. That’s pretty funny. Secondly, if we started the season and they told us that all we had to do was go home and two games to be NBA Champions, would you take that deal?’”Everyone answered yes. That’s exactly what happened as the Lakers fulfilled World Peace’s promise as they overcame a 13-point deficit in Game 7.“‘I have no idea how we are going to figure this thing out, but we are going to figure this thing out,’” Bryant recalled saying. “We just buckled down, we trusted each other and went out and grinded it out.”A similar setting happened on Wednesday against Boston as the Garden played ‘Dropkick Murphy’s’ “I’m Shipping up to Boston” midway through the fourth quarter. “I was so happy when that song came on,” Bryant said. “I thought they were gonna play it at the start of the game. I was kinda looking for it. That’s probably what threw me off at the start of the game.”After all, Bryant listened to Journey’ and ‘Dropkick Murphys’ endlessly as motivation before winning back-to-back championships against Orlando (2009) and Boston (2010). Yet, Bryant chuckled and revealed he did not listen to those songs again before his last stop here. “Nope. I put that on the shelf,” Bryant said. “I don’t need that anymore. I can listen to the song peacefully.”Bryant also planned to become peaceful during the game, his steely competitive side taking a backseat for nostalgia during his last time here.“I’ll gaze up, I’ll look at the banners a lot,” Bryant said beforehand. “I’ll scan the crowd a lot and try to soak it all in as much as possible.”A similar setting emerged for Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in his last game here on Dec. 16, 1988. Then, the Celtics fans gave Abdul-Jabbar a 95-second standing ovation. Celtics president Red Auerbach then presented Abdul-Jabbar with a mounted framed slab of the Garden’s parquet floor for winning six NBA championships and remaining the league’s all-time leading scorer. “It was great,” said Scott, one of Abdul-Jabbar’s teammates. “For me, going through that with Kareem and knowing how the fans were every time we came here, I was a little surprised they showed that type of love. But after all the years of being here and playing in this league and knowing how knowledgeable they are about the game of basketball, it didn’t surprise me.”Unlike Abdul-Jabbar, Bryant has not received any public displays of gifts at his request. Bryant was fine with the Celtics presenting him a portion of the Garden’s parquet floor because the gift was given to him privately instead of as part of an elaborate pre-game ceremony. “I’m not used to the applause. It’s quite a compliment,” Bryant said. “I’ve come to really enjoy it. It’s different now to have perspective and bring my head above water and appreciate, not my career, but appreciate the fans and the support and the criticism, because it helped drive me.”Opposing team venues have mostly greeted Bryant with video tributes. The most notable one included the Charlotte Hornets airing a Michael Jordan tribute video in which he praised Bryant for his five NBA championships and third-place standing on the all-time scoring list. “It was really cool for him to do that,” Bryant said of Jordan. “He’s about as social as I am, so for him to take the time to record that message really means a lot.“I think a lot of people have always thought that he and I have always had this rivalry, and it’s the most ridiculous thing. I couldn’t have achieved what I’ve achieved without him being in my corner and being able to call him and pick his brain about things; it was pretty cool for him to record that message.”It was also cool for Bryant soaking in the final moments.Lakers fans yelled “Kobe Bryant” when he made a pair of free throws to give the Lakers a 110-103 lead with 25.8 seconds left. Once the game ended, Bryant stood on the court to bask in the moment some more. “It’s a weird feeling, walking across center court and looking down at that logo,” Bryant said. “Just trying to cherish it as much as possible.”Then Bryant hugged his family, who visited here for the first time and plans to do so more often because of the city’s culture. Bryant also told one of his daughters about how he handled frustration after the 2008 Finals loss to Boston when she cried after losing a postseason softball game. “I said, ‘Listen, it’s fine. You just got to bounce back,” Bryant said. “That’s the kind of profound impact this building has had.”Bryant then hugged Celtics opponents at midcourt. Shortly, Bryant then waved to the crowd before clasping his hands and bowing down in appreciation.After finishing his on-court interview, Bryant then walked through the entrance tunnel and high-fived fans For one last time, Bryant thanked the crowd for cheering for him after once relishing the crowd for endlessly booing him.“It’s just a surreal feeling,” Bryant said. “I wish I could do more to show my gratitude to them. I just try to say thank as much as I possibly could.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
4 October 2002The Constitutional Court has given the go-ahead for politicians to cross the floor and join another political party without losing their seats, in a ruling which is likely to make a significant impact on the country’s political landscape.In a landmark ruling on Friday the Constitutional Court upheld legislation passed by Parliament on floor-crossing in June this year. Constitutional Court Judge President Arthur Chaskalson said a 15-day window period for defections at local government level would be allowed, starting on October 8.Although the ruling, made unanimously by the 11 judges of the country’s highest court, applies to local level government only, it paves the way for the piloting of legislation in Parliament to allow for defections at national and provincial level.In handing down the judgement Chaskalson said the Court came to the conclusion that “floor-crossing legislation for national, provincial and local government level is not as such inconsistent with the Constitution”.The African National Congress (ANC) and the New National Party (NNP) are strongly behind the legislation but some minority parties are unhappy with it. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) put the brakes on planned floor crossings a few months ago when it gained a court order delaying the passing of the legislation by taking it first to the Constitutional Court.When the order was granted, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said: “We should be proud that we still have our judicial system which is showing its independence – the state said we had no case.”Strengthens democracyThe ANC has fought for the legislation in the belief that “it strengthens democracy because it gives elected public representatives the right to make choices within the confines of the Constitution’.The NNP has also backed the legislation. There are nine councillors in the Western Cape, including several in the Cape Town unicity, who intend crossing from the DA to the NNP. The new ruling could swing the power balance in favour of the ANC in the unicity, which is ruled by an ANC/NNP alliance, and in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Submitted by Kimberlee Hornyak, Utica FFAOn Monday, November 12th, 9 members from the Utica FFA chapter attended the District Food Science CDE at Zane Trace high school and qualified for the state competition in December. The Food Science CDE tests members abilities to identify aromas, identify food safety errors, and identify food science equipment. This CDE also requires members to perform a triangle taste test and use mathematics to find information about foods. The Utica FFA chapter placed second out of fourteen teams. Individually, Trina Orr placed placed 4th, Aramaik Wright placed 5th, Seth Blake placed 13th, Kimberlee Hornyak placed 23rd, Georgia Gamble placed 35th, Montanna Moran placed 78th, Bella Ellis placed 90th , Lindsay Gray placed 104th, and Melodie Woodruff placed 133rd out of 140 participants. Trina Orr, Aramaik Wright, Seth Blake, and Kimberlee Hornyak will be represeting the Utica FFA chapter at the State Contest on December 1st at the Ohio State University.
alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing A domain profiler document on GitHub is providing some interesting insights into the services that Y Combinator startups use to host its services.The breakdown is according to Web host, Email host, DNS Host, Registrar, SSL Issuer and Certificate type. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The profiler shows:Amazon Web Services is the most popular for hosting applications, followed by Rackspace and Soft Layer. A total of 39 of the startups use Amazon.com, including Rapportive, airbnb and Cloudant. Rackspace is second but if you include its Slicehost service then it comes pretty close Amazon with 30 using Rackspace and six on Slicehost.Windows Azure is noticeably absent. Not one company is listed as using the Microsoft service.Google is by far the favorite for email hosting.GoDaddy dominates as the registrar of choice.Startups use “other/self-hosted” for DNS service. GoDaddy is second in popularity.The majority of companies do not have an SSL issuer. For those that do, GoDaddy is again the top choice.The results show that the majority of Y Combinator startups depend on cloud services instead of self-hosted servers, traditional web hosting or co-location services. That’s a pointer to the overall market and the growing popularity of muli-tenant services. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market