Crowds gathered in Inishowen on Saturday last to unveil a memorial to the HMS Laurentic in Fort Dunree.The HMS Laurentic sank off the coast of Fanad Head when it was struck by a mine, leading to the loss of over 350 seamen on January 25, 1917.Following two years of fundraising, The Ulster Canada Initiative welcomed the descendants of the men who died and members of the public to the unveiling and dedication of the Laurentic Monument. The monument, created by Mark Hill and Mandy Blinco of LUXE, involved a variety of local artists and tradesmen including Artlink, Martha McCulloch, Harry Kerr, Matthew Porter, Signs and Designs, Devlin Memorials and many others.The artists felt it was essential that the monument relates to the landscape at Dunree.32 family members made the journey to Donegal for the unveiling, from Arklow, Cork, Tipperary, Liverpool, Staffordshire, Kent, Sussex, Devon and as far away as Australia.The Canadian Government was represented by Commander Corey Bursey, Canadian Naval Attaché to the High Commission in London, while Petty Officer Stephen Doherty represented the Irish Naval Service.Commander Corey BurseyIn his speech, Chairman of the Ulster Canada Initiative, Don McNeill, said: “This is a very proud moment for me personally to achieve what we have from a humble beginning in 2006 when myself, John McCarter and seven other like-minded people chipped in and brought a wreath and held a small, simple but poignant commemoration for the over 350 men who perished on the sinking of the Laurentic on January 25, 1917, at the mouth of Lough Swilly.“But today is not about me! It is about remembering these men from the four corners of the world who died on our shores 102 years ago and their relatives who travelled from far and wide to be here with us today.“This is your day.” Advertisement Laurentic memorial unveiled in Fort Dunree – Picture Special was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014, though smaller than the record bloom of 2015.This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6.5 and nine. An index above five indicates a potentially harmful bloom. The severity index is based on a bloom’s biomass — the amount of its harmful algae — over a sustained period. The largest blooms, 2011 and 2015, were 10 and 10.5, respectively.Early season projections from NOAA and its partners partners predicted a larger than normal bloom. This is the final seasonal forecast. The Lake Erie forecast is part of a NOAA ecological forecasting initiative that aims to deliver accurate, relevant, timely and reliable ecological forecasts directly to coastal resource managers and the public.The size of a bloom isn’t necessarily an indication of how toxic it is. The toxins in a large bloom may not be as concentrated as in a smaller bloom. NOAA is currently developing tools to predict how toxic blooms will be.“The Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast is another example of NOAA’s ongoing efforts to provide science-based information to water managers and public health officials as they make decisions to protect their communities,” said Russell Callender, Ph.D., assistant NOAA administrator for the National Ocean Service. “We will continue to work with our partners to bring the most accurate data and tools to future forecasts for the region.”In recent years, blooms have appeared in late July in the far western basin of Lake Erie, and increased in early August, although heavy rain in mid-July may push the late July bloom further into the basin. Calm winds tend to allow the algal toxins to concentrate, making blooms more harmful. Most of the rest of the lake will not be affected.“A bloom of this size is evidence that the research and outreach efforts currently underway to reduce nutrient loading, optimize water treatment, and understand bloom dynamics need to continue,” said Christopher Winslow, Ph.D., director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. “Despite the predicted size of this year’s bloom, much of the lake will be algae free throughout the bloom season and the lake remains a key asset for the state.”In addition to the seasonal forecast, NOAA also issues bi-weekly forecasts during the bloom season. This year, NOAA will begin incorporating additional satellite data into its Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast System that will enhance accuracy and detail. The data come from Sentinel-3, a new satellite that measures coastal water color as part of the European Union’s Copernicus program. NOAA’s Lake Erie HAB forecast bulletins are available online and by subscription.“Sentinel-3 will provide additional detail and sensitivity, and it will assure our ability to assess the state of Lake Erie well into the next decade,” said Richard Stumpf, Ph.D., NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s lead for the seasonal Lake Erie bloom forecast. “A second Sentinel-3 will be launched later this year; the pair will assure that we can consistently see features that are one tenth the size of blooms we can see now.”Nutrient load data for the forecasts came from Heidelberg University. The forecast models are run by NOAA’s NCCOS, the University of Michigan, North Carolina State University, LimnoTech, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Institution for Science. Field observations used for monitoring and modeling are done in partnership with NOAA’s Ohio River Forecast Center, NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, Ohio State University’s Sea Grant Program and Stone Laboratory, University of Toledo, and Ohio EPA.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud computing#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Other updates in eyeos 2.0 include real-time notifications via a new instant messaging component, a re-written file system and kernel, a new sync tool for syncing files, contacts, and calendar from your local desktop to the web, and new base applications which function as real apps as opposed to demos of what eyeos can do. Why No Love for Webtops?The main difference between what Google plans to offer with Chrome OS and what eyeos and other “webtops” like it is that Chrome OS doesn’t live in a web browser, it makes the web browser the operating system. Even though Google’s browser will sit on a Linux kernel, this won’t be apparent to end users. The browser, for all intents and purposes, is the OS. And unlike eyeos, Google is making deals with netbook manufacturers to come preinstalled on their hardware. Eyeos, on the other hand, is still a destination you reach via URL (Well, for the most part.) Despite the revamp, new look, and new features of eyeos 2.0, end users probably won’t take note of this or any other webtop for that matter. As Ray Valdes, research director at Gartner Research, was quoted as saying a few months ago: “I have not seen growth or traction among the Webtop companies over the past year,” Valdes said. “From a long-term perspective, I don’t see any change to current market trends, which are that Webtop ventures are not gaining market traction.”But why are users so underwhelmed? For one thing, the web office components of any of these ventures are poor comparisons (if they exist at all) to what Google Docs provides. The poor webtops would be better off partnering with Zoho Docs instead, a feature-rich web office startup that could offer a real alternative to Google’s online office. Webtop Ghost tries to make this transition easier by linking to both Google Docs and Zoho as opposed to offering their own applications, but they’re more of an exception than a rule. Additionally, there’s more than a bit of hesitation among end users to make a full-on switch from a system they know – be that the OS on their local hard drive or Google’s cloud-based programs – to some young startup that may up-and-disappear at any time, like the better known You OS did only last summer. Finally, there are issues of lag time and speed. Web OS’s that try to simulate the local desktop experience simply can’t duplicate the feel of native applications. And when they try, they can often end up using a huge chunk of memory in the process.Eyeos: But Wait, We’re Not Just a Webtop, We’re Software Too!Although eyeos has to fight all the same issues facing webtops as described above, they have an identity issue too. It seems eyeos can’t decide if they want to be a traditional webtop accessible via the eyeos.info URL or open source software you can install on your own server. This latter solution is designed for users worried about the “privacy and confidentiality problems” that come from hosting your data on a “big company’s” server. While the host-your-own option will appeal to a handful of do-it-yourselfer geeks out there, the majority of mainstream users – and even the majority of early adopters – aren’t looking for a web OS you have to install on your own. If folks are that into privacy and open source, they’ll just install Linux and manage their own backups instead. Besides, offering the host-your-own solution almost misses the point of being a web OS. The promise of cloud computing is that it’s supposed to make our lives easier – our data lives on the web now and not on our fallible hard disks and CDs. We don’t have to backup, because Google (or any other cloud vendor) does that for you. We don’t have to worry with hard drive space either – we use the cloud, sometimes even for a fee, and we can get to our data from anywhere using any device. And all this is provided to you within your browser. Yes, it does mean that we give up a bit of our privacy in the process, but it’s a trade that most are willing to make. All this being said, the updates to eyeos 2.0 are a nice step forward for the fledging webtop and will appeal to those interested in that sort of thing…but, sadly, we’re guessing that most of you aren’t. sarah perez The other key part to eyeos 2.0 is the focus on collaboration. As with Google Docs, eyeos provides a web office component that allows you to invite friends to collaborate with you. As multiple users log in to edit the same file, colored lines display to highlight which sections are being edited by your colleagues or friends. You can also add comments and view the changes made by the other collaborators. At the moment, though, this “web office” feature appears to be limited to a word processor and calendar. Since the announcement of Google Chrome OS, the upcoming web-based operating system from search giant Google, a number of smaller web OS startups have hoped to capitalize on the renewed interest in the cloud desktop. One of those startups, eyeos, today announced their plans to release the next major upgrade to their web OS product, eyeos 2.0, on January 1st, 2010. To differentiate themselves from the herd, eyeos offers a couple of unique features including automatic sync with the local desktop and a host-your-own option. But is this what users really want in a cloud os? Eyeos 2.0: Coming in 2010According to news from the eyeos team, the new eyeos 2.0 operating system isn’t just a revamp of the company’s former product, it’s something entirely new, built “from scratch,” notes a company blog post. With a new UI (pictured below), new applications, and new concept for how the web-based desktop should work, the update is more than a fresh coat of paint. Upon login, for example, instead of displaying a simulated computer desktop complete with icons and wallpaper, the updated OS features a new dock bar whose menus link you to applications, events, contacts, and more. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Continue Reading Previous Rohde & Schwarz: new embedded oscilloscope family with 10-bit vertical resolutionNext Hyperstone announces DACOM West as distribution partner Conrad introduces the new IoT starter kit C-Control 10. Developed in collaboration with Elco Industrie Automation and Microtronics, the kit simplifies entry into the Internet of Things market, Industry 4.0, and digitization for enterprises and developers. It consists of the IoT board, an integrated M2M SIM, several sensors, general purpose analog and digital inputs, USB, SPI, UART, I2C and GPIO as well as a Bluetooth interface.In addition to an optional temperature recording, any sensors and actuators can be connected to the board. Data will be transferred to the Conrad Connect platform via GSM, which makes it accessible from the cloud. This allows for simple and cost-effective entry into M2M applications, even without mobile phone communication expertise. The functionality ranges from monitoring and diagnostics to maintenance and entire automation applications.The small 39 x 32 x 6mm module has its own operating system and is ready for immediate use. User applications can be designed immediately using readily available tools. Data transmission is AES-encrypted and with server authentication. The GSM module is implemented as an ultra-low power version to save energy. A LiPo battery with 520mAh serves as the power supply, which makes the box suitable for mobile use. The 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 based MCU supports low-power operation.The purpose of the board is for testing IoT concepts. For commercial implementation, Conrad Connect and Elco also offer a broad M2M portfolio. The platform c-control.elco-automation is available for programming, managing and monitoring the IoT starter kit C-Control 10. Furthermore, Conrad supports users with C-Consulting and the creation of proof of concepts.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Your horoscope of the day is out. The stars indicate a vacation is on the cards. Not a usual, lets-go-sit-in-a-nice-hotel or sweat-it-out-on-a-trek kind of a trip. No. We are talking about a vacation that involves desktop wallpaper meadows and beaches, exotic animals, shopping frenzies, and the best food you can gorge on, among other things. You did sit up and start paying attention to that one, didn’t you? Here’s what you can choose from:1. Enjoy the heady cocktail of modern and traditional in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia From the futuristic PETRONAS Twin Tower to the vibrant and colourful Sri Mahamariamman Temple (the oldest temple in the country; built in the 19th century), the capital city of Kuala Lumpur has a beautiful skyline of skyscrapers, domes, and Mughal-style minarets. Do not forget to check out the awe-inspiring view of the city from the KL Tower atop the KL Forest Eco Park, and enjoy high tea at its revolving restaurant. Sample mouth-watering multi-cultural food at Jalan Alor and explore the caves and grottoes at Batu Caves where stands a 47.2 metre-tall statue of Lord Murugan. And if you end up missing India and its cuisine, you can also head out to Brickfields, also known as Little India, to treat your taste buds to the familiar. Shopaholics looking for steal deals can head to the Amcorp Mall Flea Market to find everything from silverware to old film cameras at throwaway prices.2. Relax in the tranquillity and spirituality of Denpasar, Indonesia So what will you say if we tell you that you can chill with sharks? Yes! You heard that right. We did say sharks. The Serangan Shark Island Project, Denpasar allows you to swim with well-fed and placid sharks, and is an absolutely safe experience too! Enjoy leisurely walks in the dense mangrove forests of Taman Hutan Raya Ngurah Rai and relax in the shelters in its midst when tired. Miss human contact? Head to the Denpasar Arts Centre for live performances, modern concerts, and cultural events. Oh! And do not forget to check out the Sanur beach for Instagram worthy sunsets and warm, sandy shores. Balis provincial capital offers just the right blend of the rustic and the urban. From the comfort of nature on the outer fringes to the bustling city life when you go towards the center, Denpasar includes several must-visit attractions for the most relaxing vacation ever!advertisement3. Chill with kangaroos and koalas in Brisbane, Australia (There is shopping on the cards too!) Home to koalas and kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, and dingoes, Brisbane is a gateway to white, sandy beaches, and sub-tropical rainforests- in short, heaven for nature lovers, thanks to the many parks where you can these exotic animals face-to-face. One can also take a ferry from Holt Street Wharf to Moreton Island for an adventurous rendezvous with vast sand dunes, shipwreck dives, beautiful beaches and wild dolphins. And while you are at it, do not forget to go whale-watching from Tangalooma too! Go kayaking on the Brisbane River at twilight, put on your hiking boots and go chase the cascading waterfalls and expansive lakes lining the many nature trails. Experience the exhilaration of abseiling down Kangaroo Point Cliff. And when you are done, enjoy a great dining experience with live music at Eat Street Food Markets and go shopping at the vibrant Queen Street Mall which is home to 700 retailers! Oh! And did we mention you can also watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon? We can bet it cannot get more exhilarating and incredible than that.4. Party away in the worlds most liveable city Melbourne, Australia Go crazy in Melbourne. Chill at the plethora of bars, pubs, and discotheques that line Melbourne’s streets and make its nightlife pulsating and vibrant, and dine at some incredible restaurants that are open till late. Take a City Circle Tram to the Australian Ballet and get wowed by powerful performances that leave you spell-bound. Or maybe, take a walk through the kaleidoscope of colours that the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne present, for that much-needed peace and beginning-of-the-year introspection. Absorb the sheer magnificence of Block Arcade in Collins Street while you walk around its unique shops and period details. And as Melbourne’s biggest claim to fame is sports, do not forget to check out the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Sports Museum for a trip down memory lane of some iconic moments in sports history. Also, it is highly recommended that you take a boat cruise on the Yarra River. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?advertisementAnd if these details are not enough, here is what will sway you to take your much-deserved vacation. Malaysia Airlines is offering a variety of super interesting Travelicious Deals on flights to these very locations- deals that you just wouldn’t want to miss! Promo fares that offer discounts up to 35% off, a 15% discount each on prepaid baggage, seat selection, and travel insurance, a 15% discount if you bundle up seat selection and 10 kg extra baggage, double miles if you book your tickets through booking.com- these are deals that will be your gift to your family and to yourself, all bows and ribbons tied. Offered from 21st to 27th August- the deals given would be applicable for travel all the way to June 2019! You can check out the incredible fares here.We are planning our travel itinerary already. Countdown to vacation begins.
Today, Omaze announced that it has reached $100 million in funds raised, supporting the work of nearly 400 charities around the world.Founded in 2012 by Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze exists to help nonprofits create impact. Using a win-win model, the company connects donors, talent (celebrities) and brands to raise funds and awareness for charities. Omaze has launched nearly 700 campaigns across categories including entertainment, sports and music. Since founding, the company has partnered with charities working across women’s issues, children’s services, animal welfare, disaster relief, health and many more.“We’re really grateful for the generosity of the Omaze community, and the passion of our talent and cause partners in reaching this milestone,” said Matt Pohlson, CEO and co-founder of Omaze. “They’ve not only helped us raise $100 million. They’ve helped build an entirely new children’s hospice center in the UK through our partnership with Julia’s House. They’ve helped provide over 15,000 HIV tests provided for at-risk populations through our work with Broadway Cares. They’ve empowered one of our winners who went on to launch her own nonprofit. And there are so many more examples. We’re incredibly lucky to see the results of our work everyday through the dedication of everyone we’ve partnered with to get here.”By offering the chance to win a walk on role in Star Wars, wine tasting with Jennifer Lawrence, or a custom made Aston Martin with just $10, new audiences are engaged that may not otherwise be contributing to these critical causes. These campaigns have inspired donations from more than 180 countries, and this type of reach creates entirely new streams of income for charities that can be immediately put to use. As stated by one of these nonprofit partners, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles:“We’re a health care provider first and foremost. Roughly one thousand patients walk through our doors every day, and caring for them is our primary job,” said Dinah Stephens, Senior Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “Partnering with an organization like Omaze allows us to tap into opportunities and fundraising potential in a way that’s minimally staff intensive, letting us keep our focus and our resources where they are needed most.”This model works because Omaze is uniquely positioned to tap into today’s cultural moments and create meaning around them. Proven by campaigns like those supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Omaze fills a unique need for talent and brands to be a part of something meaningful and to engage their audiences around it. Looking forward, Omaze aims to harness that energy and enthusiasm to see its long-term vision come to life – a world where every audience creates impact.The future of the company is based on continuing to challenge conventional thinking around what’s possible in fundraising. In the past year Omaze completed a $12 million Series B round led by FirstMark Capital, which supported the expansion of in-house tech, data science, social media and content capabilities. These investments allowed Omaze to scale the services it believes drive the most value to donors. This includes deepening partnerships within the film, tv, music and sports verticals, expanding into new areas with food, travel, gaming, authors, and business leaders, and launching a brand partnership practice.Reaching $100 million is the first big milestone in the company’s quest to make giving effortless and rewarding, creating a world in which nonprofits focus on what they do best – serving their mission.
Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who in February announced that he was gay, may not be among the 256 men chosen in this year’s NFL draft, which begins Thursday. In fact, based on a historical assessment of players who were rated similarly by media scouting projections, Sam’s chances of being drafted are only about 50-50.Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, is rated as a sixth-round pick on the Scouts Inc. draft board, which is available through ESPN Insider. That might seem to imply that he’s likely to be drafted, because the NFL draft has seven rounds.But players projected to be chosen late in the draft are hard to differentiate from one another. You can think of NFL prospects as representing the tail end of a bell curve. At the extreme end of the tail are a small number of potential franchise talents, such as Andrew Luck and Bo Jackson. The curve gets denser and denser with players the farther down the draft board you go, however. Players who are projected as sixth-round picks often fall out of the draft entirely.I looked at what happened to projected sixth-round picks since 2005, as according to the Scouts Inc. draft board. Specifically, I looked at defensive ends and outside linebackers, the two positions that Sam might play in the NFL. (That some scouts regard Sam as a “tweener” is one reason he may not be drafted highly.)There were 67 such players between 2005 and 2013. Of those, 37 players — 55 percent — were not drafted. Twenty-four others were drafted between the fifth and seventh rounds, while six were chosen in the fourth round or higher. Only about 10 percent were chosen in the sixth round exactly.Isn’t it a bit contradictory to describe prospects as sixth-round draft picks when they’re far more likely not to be drafted than to be chosen in the that round? There are more projected sixth-round picks than sixth-round slots. This year, for example, Scouts Inc. lists 71 players as sixth-round picks, but there are only 39 selections in that round (this includes a number of compensatory picks given to teams who lost free agents).The alternative, however, would imply a false precision in differentiating between sixth-round picks, seventh-round picks, guys just off the draft board and so forth. Picks late in the draft are intrinsically hard to project, because each team has different assessments of the players, and some teams prioritize need while others look for talent.But leave these semantics aside. There’s a more pressing issue in the case of Sam. Has his draft status been harmed by his public declaration of his sexuality?Sam’s ranking has fallen on some news media draft boards, including the one prepared by ESPN and Scouts Inc., since he came out as gay. Determining the cause and effect is harder. On the one hand, Sam got middling reviews at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. On the other hand, some NFL scouts and general managers have told members of the media that they’re worried Sam could be a “distraction.” In a league that has employed the likes of Aaron Hernandez, that could be cover for homophobia.But suppose that Sam were projected as a fourth-round pick, which is how he was often described at the time he came out. Would he be assured of being drafted?Not quite. Among the 70 defensive ends and outside linebackers projected by Scouts Inc. as fourth-round picks since 2005, 15 — 21 percent — weren’t drafted. Others were chosen as high as the second round.In other words, if Sam is not chosen in the draft, we won’t be able to say for sure it’s because of his sexuality. Draft projections are an inexact science, especially in the late stages of the process. (If Sam is neither drafted nor signed as a free agent, that would be a clearer signal that the league is evaluating him on something other than his football talent.)Personally, however, if the odds are something like 50-50 on Sam being drafted, I think I’d take his side of the bet. Why? A player only needs one team to draft him. A player like Sam who generates polarized opinions might have a better chance of being chosen in a late round by a team like the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks than one who everyone agrees is mediocre.
Jack Wilshere has admitted his frustration at missing out on England’s World Cup squad and believes that he “could have made a real impact” at RussiaThe midfielder was a notable absentee in Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man team for next month’s tournament, despite having been a regular at Arsenal this season.After struggling with injuries over the past few seasons. Wilshere has made 38 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners and was hopeful of being a part of Southgate’s plans.However, in the 26-year-old was forced to leave the England camp in the previous international break in February with an injury and evidently failed to convince the boss that he was ready for Russia.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Think it’s about time I had my say…,” Wilshere wrote on Twitter.“It goes without saying that I’m naturally incredibly disappointed to have been left out of the England squad for the World Cup. I’ve felt fit, sharp and strong all season and believe I should be in the squad!“And given the chance, I could have made a real impact.“However, I have to respect the manager’s decision and would like to wish the whole squad all the very best for the tournament. I will always be an England fan and will be supporting the boys with the rest of the nation.”
Chelsea is likely to be Liverpool’s rival for signing Roma’s Alisson Becker after the deadlock talk for a new contract with their current goalie, Thibaut Courtois.Alisson, who was just signed by Roma in 2016, has suddenly caught every big clubs attention due to his impressive performance after guarding his team to the Champions League Semifinal last season. Roma will be apparently quite reluctant in releasing him less than £80 m to all the suitors.Skysports reported that Chelsea has grown frustrated to find Courtois’ potential replacement as the Belgian goalie is likely on his way out of Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid has been presumably his next target. Meanwhile, Alisson seems to be the perfect choice to rise the west London side after disappointing end last season by finishing only on the fifth at the standings and missing out Champions league next season in spite of winning FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley last June.
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Padres FacebookTwitter MTS increases trolley service for Padres Opening Day March 29, 2018 Posted: March 29, 2018 Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Metropolitan Transit System plans to boost trolley service Thursday for opening day of the San Diego Padres’ 2018 season.First pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers at downtown East Village’s Petco Park is set for 1:10 p.m., and the trolley’s three lines — green, blue and orange — will run every 15 minutes for most of the day, with direct service to Petco Park. Service will increase on some lines in the hours before and after the game.MTS’ Green Line trolley service will increase to every 7 1/2 minutes starting around 11:20 a.m. After the game, trolleys will run every 15 minutes, with additional trains as needed.MTS is urging riders to park at SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley, where 5,000 free parking spots will be available, and then to ride the Green Line to the game.The Blue Line, which runs between downtown and the South Bay, will run trolleys every 7 1/2 minutes before the game, starting around 11:45 a.m., and at the same interval after the game.The Orange Line will run trolleys every 15 minutes throughout the day.Passes good for the entire day can be purchased for $5, and MTS urged riders to use its Compass Cloud mobile-ticketing smart phone app to avoid ticket lines and purchase several tickets at one time.MTS also offers 22 bus routes with stops in downtown, including Rapid 215, with service from SDSU to downtown, and Rapid 235, with service from Escondido to downtown. Ed Lenderman,