49ers Richard Sherman’s rant on NFL offenses highlights Thursday lessons

first_img … SANTA CLARA — The way Richard Sherman tells it, defenses may as well not even show up for today’s pass-friendly NFL, seeing how rules are “making it impossible” to stop the record-breaking offensive show.And yet there was Sherman on the practice field Thursday in a surprise return from his Sept. 23 calf strain.Sherman looks capable of ending a one-game hiatus and playing for the 49ers (1-3) on Sunday when the winless Arizona Cardinals (0-4) arrive with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.last_img read more

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Enterprise Startup Spotlight: Okta Brings Single Sign-on and Access Control to the Cloud

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Okta was founded in 2008 by two former Salesforce.com executives to solve an emerging problem for organizations using cloud services: user management and access control. Okta integrates with Active Directory, Google Apps and other user management and access control systems to provide single sign-on and access control services for software-as-a-services (SaaS). According to co-founder and President Frederic Kerrest, Okta supports hundreds of services and that number is growing weekly.Some of the services that you can manage with Okta include:ADPCisco WebexConcurFacebookGoogle AppsLinkedInSalesforce.comSuccessFactorsTwitterOkta acts a bridge between an enterprise access control system and all the various cloud systems that may be in use. For example, one Okta customer, Enterasys, integrated Salesforce.com with its Active Directory. But Enterasys soon realized it would have to build similar integrations for each and every SaaS it used in the future. Okta makes this easier by allowing a company to build one integration – with Okta – and manage all future connections through Okta.Kerrest met Okta CEO and co-founder Todd McKinnon while working at Salesforce.com. Kerrest worked in business development and sales, and McKinnon was SVP of engineering.While there are many companies working on data integration in the cloud, such as SnapLogic, the identity management and access control space is just getting started. Okta is certainly a company to watch. klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#saas last_img read more

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Smoke Hotkeys You Should Customize to Work Faster

first_imgThis is a function I use all the time as I mainly work in Overwrite mode (since I am constrained to a fixed timeline length when dealing with commercials and promos). In the Classic hotkeys, this is a two handed operation [CTL+?].  In FCP it’s simply [X].So for my workflow, I have set this to my forward Pen button. This way I can quickly select clip or clips and set the In/Out instantly with the tap of my pen button. Now a quick Overwrite hotkey and I can swap out shots pretty quickly.7. Action Menu Buttons: If you enter ConnectFX, Add an Action Node and Select it… then enter the Shortcut editor, you will have access to the Action hotkeys.With the hotkey editor you can assign hotkeys to physical buttons of the UI even if they are not in the editor list.To do this, open the hotkey editor and then press a button in the UI. Select the Action Bin button.  You should see it pop up in the List and in the Description box.  Assign a key to this button. [CMD+1]Press SET to commit the selection. Now do this for the rest of the Action buttons (Media, Object, Source, Output). You can continue using the CMD and number keys to go down the list [CMD+2 through CMD+5].This allows you to quickly access the right submenu when you are working in your schematic or result view. So if you need to add a Gmask to an image, you can get to the Media menu easily with 1 keystroke.8.  Clip Cut at Current Frame:These are unmapped in both Classic and FCP.  They are limited in use, but they are very handy. This function will cut a clip into 2 separate clips at the positioner point. This works on clips in the source area.9. Clip Cut at Each Splice:  This is an interesting function that will slip a clip up at it’s cut points. So if you had a sequence, as a source, you can quickly slip the entire sequence into it’s separate clips.  These clips will be “dumped” into the currently selected folder.10. Clip Cut at (n) Frames: This is a quick way to cut a clip up into multiple clips with the same duration. With the clip selected, you hit they hotkey, and then a number in the calculator that pops up. The clip will then be split in to separate clips with the same frame duration.Trim Hotkeys:Once thing that has changed for Classic Users is that the trim hotkeys don’t need to be held down to function. If you want to SLIP a shot, just press [,] once and Smoke enters the SLIP mode.The same goes for SLIDE. Then you can use the [B & N] hotkeys to slip and slide your clip. For FCP users, the process is the same with the FCP hotkeys. The fact that Smoke stays in a certain mode now, means that you can easily use the hotkeys and still work with one hand on the keyboard and one on your tablet or mouse. When you are done slipping and sliding, you can return to trim mode by hitting the Trim Hotkey [T] Classic or [R] FCP.Explore the empty shortcuts in the hotkey editor and play around with assigning keys to them. Many can be useful functions not easily done in the traditional UI, and others can help make your workflow faster and easier.  If you have any hotkey questions or have any special hotkeys you use, let everyone know with a comment below. Master the Smoke workflow by creating your own hotkeys to be more effective in your editing.Autodesk Smoke is a very hotkey (or shortcut) driven software. The key to mastering the workflow is to know the hotkeys.  Yes, it is true that the 2013 release has changed a lot of hotkeys for legacy users but they have also incorporated the FCP 7 shortcuts to help ease in those users to Smoke.There are many hotkeys that aren’t assigned in the hotkey editor, but in my opinion should be.  Here is my collection of hotkeys that have helped me speed up my editing and effects workflow.Smoke Classic vs FCP Hotkeys:I still use the Smoke Classic hotkeys because I am a long-time Smoke editor and these are the hotkeys I am most comfortable with. I honestly do believe that they work best for working in Smoke, both as an editor and for effects.  Here’s why:The Smoke Classic hotkeys are primarily focused on the left side of the keyboard.Timeline navigation for the start and end of the timeline, and jumping between clips and edit points, are all centered around the A,S,X and Z keys. Using these keys in combination with the Alt, Shift, Control keys allow you to quickly jump around the timeline with your left hand.The right hand is for your tablet or mouse. Smoke was originally designed with a tablet, and much of the workflow still works best for that.  For playback Smoke Classic uses the [V] key, again, near Z & X.Copy clip operations use the [F] key, which is again, in line with A & S.  Delete clip is [Shift+D], right in the same grouping as everything else we have discussed.So, although the letters themselves don’t make  much sense in matching the letters with the function, they make perfect sense with how your hand works. With effects operations, the F1-F4 hotkeys are also used, which work with this this left-sided keyboard layout.Now many of the FCP shortcuts make a lot of sense.  I & O for In & Out marks. And of course JKL for clip transport. However, FCP shortcuts seem to be more right sided keyboard centric. The FCP shortcuts do have the limitation of not being able to use the Spacebar as a hotkey modifier since it is tied to Play and Stop.The Spacebar is used heavily in Smoke Classic for many operations when combined with other keys. Zoom for instance is just [Space + click] and Pan is [Alt+Space+Click].The bottom line is: use whichever works well for you. Being comfortable with the shortcuts is the key to working fast in Smoke.Assigning Hotkeys:You can access the shortcut editor with a hotkey of it’s own or via the menus. With the FCP keys the shortcut is [ALT+H], while Classic is [Shift+Alt+F8].On the left you will see the list of assigned hotkeys. You can sort them by name, number or hotkey. There is also a search option, to help you find the function you wish to map. Smoke has 2 sets of hotkeys, Global and Local.Global hotkeys  (Yellow) are hotkeys that work in all operations of the software: Timeline, ConnectFX, Action, etc.Local hotkeys (White) are hotkeys that function in the area of the software you are in: Timeline or Action for example.If you want to remap a function already assigned to a key [Render] you can select the line, and it will populate the fields to the right.Press the Clear Button, and then assign a new keyboard key to it. You will see the key update in the editor. Press SET to commit the key, and you can then assign another key to another function if you wish. If you are done press SAVE or SAVE ALL, and confirm. Finally, CLOSE the editor.If the new key you have chosen is already being used elsewhere, you will get a message in the bottom left of the UI. You have no choice but to pick another.My Must Use Hotkeys:Some of these hotkeys exist in one shortcut set, but not the other.  This seems like an oversight.  So I’ll make note of it as we run through them.1. New Library, New Folder, New Sequence:These don’t exist at all in the Classic hotkeys. This is crazy with the new Media Library workflow. They do however exist in the FCP set.  I suggest [CMD+1, 2, & 3] as you can quickly add a New Library and Folder with just a few quick keystrokes.2. Image Window: Fit Zoom Toggle:This is only mapped in the Classic hotkeys and not the FCP set. Why, who knows? This function will set the Viewers in the timeline and in ConnectFX and Action to “Fit Screen” mode.Often times when you are working and zooming and panning a viewer with a large schematic or images, you just need a quick fit to screen.  In the Classic set it’s already assigned to [CTL+Home].  I don’t like this key combination however, because I have to use two hands and take my pen away from the tablet (or off the mouse). I suggest the [TAB] key for the Classic view as it works well with the left handed keyboard setup. For FCP, find one that works for you.3. Toggle Overlays:The Overlay functions used to be easily accessible in previous versions of Smoke. Now they are buried in a submenu. This makes them kind of painful to deal with, as you are often turning on and off the overlays as you work. A simple [CTL+O] seems to work well. This will toggle the Overlays menu on and off, giving you instant access. (Note: must have the single viewer open when you access this hotkey in the menu).4. Toggle Viewing Settings:This works just like the Overlays setting in that it toggles the Viewing settings for quick access. [CTL+V] is a good choice. (Note: must have the single viewer open when you access this hotkey in the menu)5. Toggle FX Pipeline (Button):Sometimes you just need a bit more screen space for your timeline when you are working. If you assign this function to a quick hotkey, you can toggle open and close the FX Pipeline display, so you can easily gain some UI real estate.6. Mark IN/OUT around selection:last_img read more

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NSWTA State Cup – Refs Wrap

first_imgAn amazing 190 referees attended the NSWTA State Cup with individuals coming from far and wide including Kalgoorlie, Queensland and even one from England.With 180 team in attendance, the referees had their work cut out for them with multiple appointments on each day.Adam Foley was judged the number one referee of the tournament with Mick Medlin and David Baggio also being appointed to the Men’s Open final.At the NSWTA Referees Dinner, Level Three and Level Four upgrades were given while refereeing identity Gary Brickell was awarded 25 year service award. This follows Gary being awarded the Rod Wise Medal as the 2008 NSWTA Volunteer of the Year.Further results can be found from the NSWTA State Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=856&pID=14last_img read more

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10 months agoWATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg says Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey should’ve been sent off for his lunge at Paul Pogba during Manchester United’s win last night.He wrote for theDaily Mail, “It was a very poor challenge from Jonjo Shelvey which could have caused severe injury to Paul Pogba.”Shelvey catches Pogba on the back of the knee with his studs showing with very little chance of playing the ball and clearly endangered the safety of his opponent.”Andre Marriner, who failed to recognise the severity of the challenge, has had a busy Christmas period.”Fatigue of all the travelling and matches may have contributed in his failure to spot that this is a red card challenge.”Pogba knows how bad the challenge was and goes in to gain some retribution later in the match on Shelvey, which failed to even get a yellow card.”Pogba vs Jonjo Shelvey has been . Shelvey started it before Pogba absolutely clattered him pic.twitter.com/t8SWFJocrd— R. (@alrhemist) January 2, 2019 last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive [email protected] Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

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New CBB Polls: Kentucky Is Nation’s Lone Undefeated Team, Gonzaga Receives First Place Vote

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders holding up signs that say We Are UK.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 28: Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The 'Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)The ‘Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)With Virginia’s loss to Duke, Kentucky is now the only undefeated team remaining in college basketball. However, the Wildcats aren’t quite the unanimous top team. One voter in the USA Today Coaches Poll selected the 22-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs as the nation’s No. 1 team. Kentucky received the other 31 votes in that poll, and all 65 first place votes in the AP Poll. After Kentucky and Gonzaga, Virginia hangs in at No. 3 despite its loss to Duke, which remains at No. 4, with Wisconsin at No. 5.Here are both the AP and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls.RankAP PollCoaches Poll1.KentuckyKentucky2.GonzagaGonzaga3.VirginiaVirginia4.DukeWisconsin5.WisconsinDuke6.ArizonaArizona7.VillanovaVillanova8.KansasLouisville9.LouisvilleKansas10.Notre DameNotre Dame11.Iowa StateUtah12.North CarolinaWest Virginia13.UtahNorth Carolina14.Northern IowaIowa State15.West VirginiaNorthern Iowa16.Wichita StateMaryland17.MarylandWichita State18.VCUVCU19.BaylorBaylor20.Ohio StateOhio State21.OklahomaOklahoma22.ButlerButler23.SMUSMU24.GeorgetownGeorgetown25.TexasIndianalast_img read more

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USC Quarterback Cody Kessler Made The College Football Playoff Trophy His #WCW

first_imgUSC's Cody Kessler posts a picture of the College Football Playoff trophy for Woman Crush Wednesday.USC College Football Playoff Cody KesslerThe USC Trojans, led by star quarterback Cody Kessler, are a trendy pick to compete for the College Football Playoff this winter. It looks like Kessler has no problem getting behind that notion.Wednesday, Kessler took to Twitter to post a photo of the College Football Playoff trophy, which he claims is his “woman crush.” It’s an interesting pick for #WCW, but it works.#WomanCrushWednesday pic.twitter.com/oof7Yn8H8X— Cody Kessler✝ (@CodyKessler6) August 5, 2015We’ll find out in a few short months whether he winds up landing the hardware.last_img read more

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