AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWe’ve all seen some ‘cool’ cars in our day, but this is ridiculous.Last week, Montréal-based artist and prankster Simon Laprise decided to confound his community by sculpting a parked car entirely out of snow.The wintery automobile was so convincing, local police officers were about to ticket it when they realized that they had been bamboozled.Instead, the cops left a note reading “You made our night!!!” to which Laprise responded on social media by saying: “No, no, you made my night!”Check out his collection of photos below…Click To Share The Cool Story With Your Friends – Photos by Simon Laprise DesignsRELATED: Sympathetic Cops Cut Some Slack For Overzealous Family Toting Massive Christmas TreeAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
At the upcoming International Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2019) set to take place from 13 to 17 September in Amsterdam, IZT GmbH will be showcasing its solutions for digital radio systems and high-performance test and measurement products. Major highlights will include new features for IT-based digital radio head-ends, an RF signal source with enhanced support for broadcast standards and equipment for virtual field tests. We have listed a few products that the company will be showcasing at the event.New Features for IT-Based Digital Radio Head-EndsThe IZT DAB/DRM ContentServer incorporates the functionalities of a complete DAB or DRM head-end, including audio encoding, data service handling and multiplexing. The reliable and long-proven solution is the perfect choice for DAB platform operators and broadcasters. The latest major revision R7 improves the IZT DAB/DRM ContentServer further, introducing powerful enhancements to the software solution. New features include an improved audio input interface supporting a variety of audio sources including AES67 (Livewire, Ravenna, Dante), compressed audio streaming via RTP and internet streaming. In addition, a loudness normalizer and level limiter has been introduced. The long-proven web GUI has been refreshed and now includes a graphical system and component status overview.The software system is either provided as turn-key solution on standard IT or can easily be deployed as virtual machine under VMware in IT data centers. Further, IZT will demonstrate the IZT DAB Archive, a comprehensive solution for quality control and long-term archiving of DAB multiplexes. The system includes functionality to record and analyze the EDI/ETI signal being delivered to the DAB transmitter network.RF Signal Source with Enhanced Support for Broadcast StandardsThe signal generator platform IZT S1000/IZT S1010 is a flexible RF test source supporting modulation for various communication and broadcast standards including DAB, DRM, HD Radio, CDR, ISDBT, Sirius NGO, Sirius XM and DVB-T/DVB-T2. The IZT S1000/IZT S1010 incorporates up to 31 virtual signal generators and two independent RF outputs, making it possible to simulate a test environment with multiple simultaneous sources and to replace extensive setups while reducing time and cost. In addition, the new IZT T1000 Compact Broadcast Modulator is a compact and price-efficient modulator platform for the broadcast standards DAB and DVB-T/DVB-T2.Virtual Field TestsWith the IZT’s RF Receiver IZT R3000/IZT R4000, the IZT S1000/IZT S1010 signal generator can be used as a Record and Playback System. This enables the developers to perform virtual field tests, for example to build a data base of RF recordings and to reproduce field conditions in the laboratory. At the one side this ensures reproducible testing conditions. At the other side, development time and costs can significantly be optimized as the number of actually required test drives is reduced.Click here to learn more about IBC 2019.
If you’re a high school football player and you’re setting your sights on playing for the National Football League, you should be as informed as possible about your aim. No matter how well you think you can play, if you don’t know how the NFL works, you might end up chasing a dream without realizing it’s out of reach. If you’re looking to play in the NFL, here’s what you need to know.What are the Chances?The NFL represents the highest level of football players, not just in America but in the whole world. It is incredibly difficult to get to that level. There are over 100,000 high school seniors who play football every year. Out of those 100,000, only 215 will ever make it onto an NFL roster. Of the roughly 9000 US college football players, only 310 are invited to even be scouted into the pool from which teams make their picks. If you are setting your sights on being an NFL player, you should keep in mind that only 0.2% of players at your level will succeed. To put that in perspective, you have a similar chance of being born with 11 fingers or toes.The Reality of NFL EarningsEven if you do get play for the NFL, the likelihood of you being a rich and famous player is still very low. The big famous NFL players have net worth of tens of millions, according to CashLady (with Roger Staubach being worth over half a billion!). Still, the average salary is less than half the typical wage of NBA players, and less than ¾ the average salary of MLB players: $2.7 million, with a minimum salary of $480,000. In nobody’s eyes, is this a small wage, but it’s still not the huge 7 or 8 figure wages that many people expect from sports stars.The Reality of TrainingIn the NFL, expect to be very fit. Depending on the week of the season, you will need to do 60 minutes of cardio and 60 minutes of strength training three times a week in your own time – so get training as much as you can now you can go back to full regimens. Your team practices will total 5 hours a week. These don’t sound too heavy, but it’s important to remember it’s all about maintenance, NFL players need to know their weight and maintain it properly.NFL players need to learn to push through the pain of many different kinds, though the training staff are there to help them achieve that. There is also a lot of mental challenge involved in the sport, as you need to learn the strategies and game plans that you are going to implement and have an excellent memory for their execution as well as a diligent brain for analyzing and studying your opponents.Personal ChangesAccording to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s interview with Tra Thomas, NFL changes you as a person. It withdraws you from the real world, makes you aggressive when you’re prepping for big games, and stops you from wanting to talk to many people. Tra noted that it made him feel distant from his family and friends, as his mind was constantly occupied with thinking about his experiences, and his body was constantly tired. Related Topics NEO HS Staff
BELGRADE, (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic lost one of his two opening singles matches yesterday at the charity tournament he organised, and his day got worse when news broke that one of the event’s four legs has been scrapped due to coronavirus concerns. Shortly after beating fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki in his opening match, Djokovic said he was disappointed that the Adria Tour’s third leg in Montenegro, scheduled for June 27-28, had been called off.“I am so sad for the Montenegro leg,” he told the Balkan nation’s Sport Klub television in a courtside interview in front of a capacity 4,000 crowd.“We tried everything, but the borders are still not open and we don’t have time to organise it all.” With 12,251 confirmed cases and 253 deaths related to COVID-19, Serbia is among the countries whose residents are not allowed to travel to its southern neighbour Montenegro.Earlier yesterday, Djokovic’s younger brother Djordje and the Adria Tour director, released a statement saying the event’s board had decided to scrap the Montenegro leg.Asked at a news conference after his defeat by Filip Krajinovic whether there was an alternative host nation able to replace Montenegro in a fortnight, Djokovic said: “We are looking at several alternative options and locations which I don’t want to reveal at this point.“We are running out of time so we will know where we stand either tomorrow or the day after.”The second leg will be held in Croatia’s coastal resort of Zadar on June 20-21 and the final one in Bosnia’s Banja Luka on July 3-4. The tournament, organised by Djokovic while international tennis remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has drawn some household names and adopted a more streamlined format than the main tour events.Sets have been slashed to the best of seven games, with eight players competing in two pools on a round-robin basis.Having beaten Troicki in straight sets, Djokovic lost 4-2, 2-4, 1-4 to Krajinovic. Second seed and Austrian world number three Dominic Thiem beat Damir Dzumhur in minutes as the Bosnian retired in the opening set with a hamstring injury, but had to save a match point in his 1-4, 4-1, 4-3 win over Dusan Lajovic.Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov beat Lajovic in three sets but was stunned 4-1, 4-3 by home crowd favourite Nikola Milojevic – drafted in to replace Dzumhur.World number seven Alexander Zverev beat Krajinovic 0-4, 4-3, 4-3 and was playing Troicki in a late match starting after midnight local time.The third-round pool matches will be played on Sunday afternoon followed by a final between the group winners at 1800 GMT.
Donald HodgesDonald Leroy “Donnie” Hodges, 82, died on January 4, 2019. He was born the son of Lloyal and Marceleas (Thomas) Hodges, January 16, 1936 at Medford, Okla.He was a life long resident of Medford, Okla., graduating from Medford High School with the class of 1954.Donnie was a veteran of the Army Reserves. He was a Christian man and as a child regularly attended the Church of God in Caldwell. He enjoyed going to youth group and attending church camps as a youth. He loved music. He listened to anything from good old Rock-n-Roll to Country and Gospel, especially Elvis. Donnie enjoyed making trips to Branson, Missouri and going to the music shows. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Oklahoma Sooners, his favorite team. Donnie and Margaret Braley were married in 1972 and together had three children, Brad, Jennifer and Matthew. They were divorced after 16 years of marriage. Donnie never remarried.Donnie worked at Koch in Medford for over 20 years when he took early retirement. He continued to work various jobs for several years. Those jobs included Grasshopper mowers of Medford and helping a few farmers during harvest.He was a kind, caring, friendly, giving, loving man, and all-around good guy. Donnie was a loving father and grandfather and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyal and Marceleas Hodges.He is survived by his children; Brad Hodges, Jennifer Hodges and Matthew Hodges; grandchildren, Darien Hodges, Emily Hodges, Jairon Durant, and Wraith Hodges.Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell.Memorials may be given in memory of Donnie to the Church of God or to the Donald Hodges Memorial Fund to help with funeral expense.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.