Live updates: Rams too much for 49ers, who lose 39-10

first_imgJoin us for scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. as the 49ers take on the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium.With former Marin Catholic High and Cal star Jared Goff at the helm, the 6-0 Rams offense provide a stern test for the struggling 49ers defense. Goff, who has completed 69 percent of his passes for 1,928 yards and 12 touchdowns in six games, had pedestrian numbers in a … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Elimination of Section 199 proposed in tax reform

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While a myriad of details are currently being hashed out in Congress regarding the tax reform measures that are a priority for the Trump Administration, there are some concerns in rural America concerning the debate. Language in the House version of the tax cuts includes eliminating the Section 199 deduction. The Section 199 deduction (or Domestic Production Activities Deduction) was enacted in 2004 as a part of the American Jobs Creation Act. The deduction applies to proceeds from agricultural products that are manufactured or marketed through cooperatives. The majority of co-ops pass the benefit through directly to their farmer members.The House has passed H.R. 1 that includes the repeal.“The deduction returns nearly $2 billion annually to rural areas across the country, so it has been good for agriculture and for rural America,” said Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. “In its current form, H.R. 1 repeals Section 199 with the assumption that cooperatives and their members would benefit from the proposed reduction in corporate and individual tax rates. We believe that the tax cuts they are talking about would not compensate for the repeal of Section 199. The House Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) is intended to drive economic growth by lowering business taxes, but there have been concerns with the repeal of Section 199. Overall this tax reform is a good thing, there is just this piece that is of concern to the cooperative community, and rightly so.”Now that the Senate has taken up the tax reform discussion, Section 199 is being considered there as well.“A lot can still change with this but as of now the repeal of Section 199 is still in there and it could be very damaging for cooperatives in the state,” Henney said. “The cooperative world has certainly taken notice and they are reaching out to their delegation in the Senate across the country.”Back in October a letter was sent to Congress pointing out the potential ramifications of a 199 repeal for rural America. The letter was signed by United Producers, Inc., Ohio Dairy Producers Association, American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union, among many others.“Ending the Section 199 deduction for agriculture would result in many individual farmers paying more in taxes, as most do not pay under the corporate code and the current proposal will not overcome the loss of the deduction,” the letter said. “In many cases farmers will see a double-digit increase in their tax bill under the proposed plan.”In addition, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) expressed strong opposition to the proposed 199 repeal.“In a time of continued low commodity prices, those hardworking Americans who grow our food can ill afford for Congress to pass a law that will raise their taxes,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC. “It would be a strange irony indeed if a Republican Congress and a Republican president pass a law that increases taxes on America’s farmers.”last_img read more

3 Video Transcription Services for Video Editors

first_imgSave time in post-production by leveraging low-cost online video transcription services.  Create quick paper edits or stringouts by having your footage transcribed FIRST!Professional video transcription isn’t what it used to be.  No longer do you have to send tapes or DVDs off to a professional transcriptionist only to wait a week or two to get a digital or paper transcription back.  If you’re still working under this prehistoric method, take a look at these 3 online services that’ll get your video transcribed in a matter of hours – not weeks.  Discover how having a professional transcription created for your footage or final video can speed up your post production and give added value to your final product.Pro Video Transcription for Video EditorsBlog friends SpliceVine.com recently tipped us off to a new transcription service called VerbalInk.com (read that post here).  That got us thinking about the other options for transcription services and how many video editors may not even know they exist.  Although there are some software options that attempt to ‘transcribe on the fly’ (like Adobe’s Speech Analysis) these software options just cannot give as accurate a result as a trained human transcriptionist.  Especially with video, different shooting situations and mic setups may not provide optimal audio, so it’s going to take human intelligence to determine exactly what is being said and by whom.Having your videos transcribed is important not just good for improving post production (creating paper edits and quickly being able to locate soundbites), but also has positive impacts on final distribution.  If you’re going to post your video work online, a transcribed video will mean better search engine visibility (Google can’t discern what is being talked about in video) and a better experience for an audience that prefers to follow along with a written version (training videos & tutorials especially).Whether you’re a video editor, producer or in-charge of distribution, discover the value of having your footage or final video transcribed using low cost online services.  If your time is worth money, the following options could basically be considered free!Speechpad Video TranscriptionSpeechpad is the most popular online transcription service on the list.  The ability to upload or link to a variety of file types and websites make it a good choice for video editors.  For instance, you can include a link to your Vimeo or YouTube video page and the transcription will be made based on that.  Add timestamping to the video for an additional .25 cents a minute (important for making those paper edits).  We use SpeechPad for the transcription of the Premiumbeat video tutorials and have had good experience.  100% moneyback guarantee.$1/min delivered in one week$1.50/min delivered in 48 hours$2/min delivered in 24 hoursFoxTranscribe Video TranscriptionsLike SpeechPad, FoxTranscribe excels in the ability to upload a wide variety of file formats making it easier to get your videos in the transcription cue. The service is a bit more stripped down though, with only one pricing option: $1/min with delivery in 48 hours.  You can add a timestamp to your video for free, but it only appears in 2 minute intervals.  Like SpeechPad speakers are noted in the transcript, making it easier for interviews with more than one person.SpeakerText Video TranscriptionsSpeakerText specializes in video and podcast transcriptions.  Import your videos from a variety of online services including YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.TV, Brightcove, Wistia and others.  For added convenience you can add your entire library from any of these accounts making the import process even faster.Customers that get 10+ hours of video transcribed a month will have access to SpeakerText’s CaptionBox, an online plugin that highlights the words on the transcript as they are said in the video.   For video professionals that need are concerned with having the most options for their web videos, SpeakerText provides some nice additional options at the transcription cost of $2/min with 48 hour delivery.Do you get your video footage transcribed during post production?If so, what service do you use?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.last_img read more