A way-too-early preview of the 2020 San Francisco Giants

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has an extensive offseason agenda.He must hire a general manager, replace Bruce Bochy and continue to bring change to the organization’s front office. All of those processes will consume Zaidi’s time, but his greatest challenge is improving the Giants’ on-field product.The Giants wrapped up the 2019 season Sunday with their third consecutive losing record. Their top prospects aren’t quite ready to make a …last_img read more

San Jose Sharks can’t catch a break this year on video reviews

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks just can’t catch a break this season when it comes to official reviews.Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets, a review by the NHL’s Situation Room cost the Sharks the chance to take the lead in a game for the first time in a week.After Barclay Goodrow scored at the 3:18 mark of the second period to tie the game 1-1, the Sharks thought they had the go-ahead goal as Evander Kane chipped one past Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck at the side of the net.But the Jets challenged …last_img read more

ODA announces expanded Asian Longhorned Beetle quarantine

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) today announced the addition of 576 acres of the East Fork Wildlife Area to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) quarantine zone in Clermont County. The addition increases the total square miles regulated for the beetle to 62 square miles, up from 61 square miles. The movement of hardwood logs, firewood, stumps, roots and branches within these regulated areas is prohibited.The quarantine expansion is the result of newly discovered infested trees found in late 2016 within the Williamsburg Township portion of the East Fork Wildlife Area, south of Clover Road. ODA and USDA APHIS tree inspection crews surveyed trees in the area, and infested and high-risk tree removals are occurring as part of the ALB eradication effort. A map of the regulated area can be found here.East Fork Wildlife Area consists of 2,705 acres that are managed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife for public hunting and fishing in southwestern Ohio. It is unlawful for any person to remove wood from a wildlife area without first obtaining approval.Adult ALBs are large, shiny black insects measuring 1 to 1 ½ inches long, not including antennae, with random white spots. Their white-banded antennae can be as long as the body itself on females and almost twice the body length on males.Signs of infestation include perfectly round exit holes (about 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter) made by adult beetles when they emerge from trees; pockmarks on tree trunks and branches where female beetles deposit eggs; frass (wood shavings and saw dust) produced by larvae feeding and tunneling; early fall coloration of leaves or dead branches; and running sap produced by the tree at the egg laying sites or in response to larval tunneling. The beetle will infest various common trees in Ohio, including all species of maple, buckeye, willow and elm.To report signs or symptoms of ALB, call the Ohio ALB Eradication Program Office at 513-381-7180 or report online at asianlonghornedbeetle.com.last_img read more

Backup Your Google Docs With LTech’s New Tool

first_imgAre you backing up your Google Docs? If not, it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to the cloud. For customers of the enterprise and education versions of the document software as a service, LTech’s new tool lets administrators do comprehensive or selective backups. There have been options before to backup your Docs, but LTech seems to be the first official enterprise partner of Google to offer such a software package. Currently there’s a single user demo available for free, with an enterprise license for the domain version (of Apps). LTech has been an enterprise partner of Google for quite some time, 2001 to be exact. Their flagship products have focused on Google Apps specifically, providing management and single sign on capabilities. Older options for backing up your Google Docs were fairly hit and miss. For personal backups, there have been utilities available on Google Code, or a Greasemonkey script for Firefox users. But neither of these are well-suited to heavy use by enterprises. The Google Docs Backup from LTech currently only works in Windows, which is natural for an enterprise tool. However, in a phone call with LTech, it became clear that OSX and perhaps even Linux compatibility is in their roadmap. The Google Docs API (and others) that are the primary driver for the tool are not actually tied to a Windows architecture of course. In terms of usability, the backup system is pretty simple. The default mode to interact with your Docs is through a GUI, but there is support for working from the command line. Authentication with both your admin credentials and OAuth key are required. Once you’re in, you can backup Docs to your local drive either in bulk or filtered by folder. Output file types include, but aren’t limited to, Microsoft Office, PDF, rich text and HTML. Once you’re done, there’s a plain text report issued that keeps track of all your stats.The system automatically separates out users in to their own folders, and you can do basically whatever you want with the files once they’ve been synced to your machine. Primary motivators for those with an enterprise license are related to sharing with those without Docs access and for compliance. For those purposes, LTech’s tools is a solid choice. Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more