South Africans urged to follow Benedict Daswa’s lead

first_img14 September 2015South Africans were reminded to commit themselves to a better life for all through ending violence by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was speaking at the beatification ceremony of Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa yesterday.The beatification moved Daswa one step closer to sainthood.“A better life for all of us means that we should not be attacking those who we do not agree with,” Ramaphosa said at the ceremony, which was held by the Roman Catholic Church in Tshitanini, in Limpopo.Daswa, a 43-year-old school teacher, was killed on 2 February 1990, following his refusal to join a search for the “witch” who had caused lightening that burnt down several huts. He said the lightning strike was caused by the weather and was not an act of magic.Driving home one evening, he had to get out the car to move stones and logs that were blocking the road. He was attacked. “While his executioners were killing him, Benedict was on his knees praying,” a Catholic priest said during the beatification ceremony.At the ceremony, Daswa was named South Africa’s first home-grown martyr.The news agency South African Broadcasting Corporation reported Ramaphosa said it was the first time in the history of the Catholic Church of Southern Africa that a South African was recognised as a Blessed Martyr of Christ. “This should be a day on which we set out to replicate the mission and passion of Benedict Daswa in the lives of millions of people in our country and on our continent.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour – Eastern Leg – Day 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Update:Final Indiana numbers are in from the eastern leg of the 2019 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Indiana’s average estimated corn yield was 161.46 bushels per acre, down 11 percent from last year. Soybeans numbered 923.94 pods in a 3×3 foot square, off 29 percent year over year.Day two of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour sees Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood leaving Noblesville, IN and heading north before his particular route takes their vehicle west. They’ll end the day in mid-Illinois, recapping the day by getting final results from Indiana. Keep in mind the updates below are just from one route’s stops and may not necessarily be representative of the entire tour’s findings. Check back here at the end of Tuesday for full results.Stop 16 – Livingston County, ILCorn: Milk stage corn with a lot of potential, if things go right. Quite a bit of variability. In the three samples taken by scouts, kernels around were 12, 16, and 20. Is there more 20 in this field? Or 12? A major difference. 163 bpa from our sample.Soybeans: Another very disappointing field. Small beans, not canopied, and just rough. Pod count was low.PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4004PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4005PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4006PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4003PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4004PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4005PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4006PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4003PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4004PFTour19_Day2_Stop16_IMG_4005Stop 15 – Livingston County, ILCorn: Black dirt, black dirt, black dirt. Some spotty population on an otherwise good looking field. Just slightly yellowing towards the root. Decent ears, but nothing to get excited about. 178 bpa.Soybeans: Very small and far behind. Has yet to canopy and just doesn’t look good. Just 624 pods in a 3×3’ square. Herbicide damage very likely.PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_3999PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_4001PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_4002PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_3997PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_3999PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_4001PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_4002PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_3997PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_3999PFTour19_Day2_Stop15_IMG_4001Stop 14 – Ford County, ILCorn: Some ear worm in two of the three sampled ears. Now getting into that beautiful black soil over this way. Starting to fire up, but shows hopefully what fields should be trending towards overall. 201.2 bpa corn.Soybeans: A great big beautiful field with, as we’ve been seeing on most of the trip, great weed and insect control. 1,630 pods in a 3×3’ square. The scouts were impressed.PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3994PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3995PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3996PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3991PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3992PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3993PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3994PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3995PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3996PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3991PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3992PFTour19_Day2_Stop14_IMG_3993Stop 13 – Iroquois County, ILCorn: Very far behind in maturity. These had just pollinated and the trend of Indiana’s crop getting more mature further west doesn’t seem to be holding true across state lines. 102 bpa corn.Soybeans: Parts of this field further out were starting to yellow, perhaps a bit soon. Could be a spot of SDS or nutrient damage.PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3988PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3989PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3990PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3987PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3988PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3989PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3990PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3987PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3988PFTour19_Day2_Stop13_IMG_3989Stop 12 – Kankakee County, ILCorn: We’re back into the blister corn now as we take our first field of Illinois. From the road, quite a few of these fields aren’t as good as I had thought for the second I state away from Ohio. But the Illinois part of the tour is still young. 121.5 bushel per acre field with low ear count.Soybeans: This is a mature crop, but still setting pods. No disease, very clean, good field.PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3983PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3984PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3985PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3982PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3983PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3984PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3985PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3982PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3983PFTour19_Day2_Stop12_IMG_3984Stop 11 – Newton County, INCorn: The final corn field in Indiana had major tip back, but was good on most other factors. 168.3 bpa.Soybeans: This was an irrigated field, but something had happened that has caused nearly zero pods on these beans. Not good.PFTour19_Day2_Stop11_IMG_3977PFTour19_Day2_Stop11_IMG_3978PFTour19_Day2_Stop11_IMG_3977PFTour19_Day2_Stop11_IMG_3978PFTour19_Day2_Stop11_IMG_3977PFTour19_Day2_Stop11_IMG_3978Stop 10 – Jasper County, INCorn: Full dough ears, starting to dent. This field wasn’t the healthiest we had seen, but population was strong. Tip back was strong throughout. The further west we go, the further along we are in maturity fairly consistently. 177 bpa corn.Soybeans: Record amount on this side of the tour so far for this vehicle. 1,872 pods in a 3×3’ square. Beautiful soil. This was the last stop before rain started coming down and wind began picking up.PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3974PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3975PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3976PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3970PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3971PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3973PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3974PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3975PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3976PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3970PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3971PFTour19_Day2_Stop10_IMG_3973Stop 9 – Porter County, INCorn: 164 bpa estimate here. A pretty rough field as far as health. Definitely nitrogen deficient and that has hurt yield. This corn is almost in dent.Soybeans: Probably the prettiest soybean field we have seen with nice edges and great rows. Very clean and low pressure on the insect and disease side. Not enough though as it came at 924 pods in a 3×3’ square.PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3966PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3968PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3969PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3965PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3966PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3968PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3969PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3965PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3966PFTour19_Day2_Stop9_IMG_3968Stop 8 – LaPorte County, INCorn: A fair amount of disease, but plant count was good. Plenty of very small ears that didn’t make it in the count. 188.25 bpa estimate here.Soybeans: Nice looking field of beans that had plenty of pods with good fill. 1,641 pods in a 3×3’ square let this field boost to the top for the day.PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3962PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3963PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3964PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3961PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3962PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3963PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3964PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3961PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3962PFTour19_Day2_Stop8_IMG_3963Stop 7 – Starke County, INCorn: Quite a bit of weed pressure in this field, along with bird and deer damage. Population lowered a bit as a result. Also some ear worm present, more so than other fields. 158.5 bpa estimate here.Soybeans: Definitely mot the worst beans we’ve seen, but also not quite the best. A bit of insect pressure, plus these beans have put a lot of effort into getting tall (36”) than compared to others. 1,534 pods in a 3×3’ square.PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3957PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3958PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3959PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3955PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3956PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3957PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3958PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3959PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3955PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3956PFTour19_Day2_Stop7_IMG_3957Stop 6 – Marshall County, INCorn: A fairly heavily diseased field with plenty of disease above and below the leaf ear. Corn smut continues to be apparent. Overall unhealthy, though ear size seemed to be fairly strong. 166.6 bpa estimate.Soybeans: A less than stellar field that just looks like it’s lacking nutrients in sandy soil ground. Volunteer corn as well.Stop 5 – Marshall County, IN Corn: Farther along than most we’ve seen that had some monster ears. Population was questionable. 172.6 bpa estimate. Spotty throughout and plenty of strange things in the field, including smut, tassel ear, and more.Soybeans: This field had a crazy amount of pods coming in at 1,578 in a 3×3’ square. Second best of the day at the time of the scouting. The field did have an irrigation pivot in it, though these beans weren’t directly under its fire.Stop 4 – Kosciusko County, INCorn: This field looked bad from the outside looking in, but we ended up in an area with fairly good population and ear fill. Some tip back will be had in this field, and there is some question as to if things will make it to maturity. These ears are in late milk stage, early dough. The rough yield estimate was 151.37 bpa.Soybeans: Spotty population here. It looks like the farmer had some trouble with water and planting earlier in the year. We basically counted potential. Things were very immature and still blooming. Overall healthy, but very late. Bean count came in at 1,140 pods in a 3×3’ square.Stop 3 – Whitley County, INCorn: The farthest along corn we’ve seen with great ears in the dough stage to back it up. 192 bpa. It is starting to exhibit more disease pressure than others we’ve seen, a sign of the fields maturity to this point.Soybeans: A whopping 1,638 pods in a 3×3’ square brings this stretch to a good number. The beans were special from the road, but really stood out in both their plant population as well as number of pods (and good pods) per plant.Stop 2 – Huntington County, IN Corn: A number of double-eared stalks in this field, and surprisingly they are sharing well with their neighbor ears. This field is nearing dough stage and looks to end up nicely. 147 bpa average, which was a bit surprising, but ears only had 12-14 kernels around sampled ears.Soybeans: A bushy field, though plant population appeared to be down. No disease or insect pressure to be seen. Flat pods and generally immature. 792 pods in a 3×3’ square.Stop 1 – Huntington County, INCorn: This was a good looking field of corn, but there were some drowned out spots as we walked in the field. This corn has great potential, but it is very immature. It has just gotten into blister stage. Estimated 140.5 bpa for the first stop of day two.Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome starting to show on these beans. Short! 686 pods in a 3×3’ area.last_img read more

Hipmunk Brings a Little Ecstasy to Hotel Search and Booking

first_imgFlight search Hipmunk is on a roll. Hot off the launch of its iPhone app and the award for Best Design at Launch 2.0, the company is announcing today that it’s expanding its search to include lodging.The move makes sense as airline travel usually necessitates booking a hotel as well. And much like Hipmunk’s option to let you search for flights by “agony” – that is, a combination of price, airline and number of spots – you can now look for lodging by “ecstasy.” In this case, ecstasy is a combination of price, amenities, Yelp reviews, and location. But Hipmunk gives you more information than just the part of town where a hotel is located. The site’s new search functionality lets you turn on overlays so you can see where fun stuff is happening – nightlife, food, shopping, tourism and even “vice.” Woohoo! Ecstasy!Search results include prices, nicely color-coded, which lets you compare them relative to the cost of an average night’s stay in the vicinity. Hipmunk isn’t just looking at hotel information either. Its search includes nearby AirBnB rentals, letting you see if there are locals renting out rooms or apartments (great for longer duration stays). When you’re ready to book a room, you’re taken offsite to HotelsCombined.com.Like its flight search, the new hotel search features Hipmunk’s great eye for design, and pairing flight and search will make Hipmunk even more appealing for users. Tags:#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterscenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Upgrading to a Real Video Camera

first_imgThese video cameras have been used by television studios, independent filmmakers, and major studios alike. Here are the most popular options to upgrade to from a DSLR or mirrorless.Top image via Michael Maher/PremiumBeatLet me begin this piece but stating the obvious. Yes, I do know that not everyone has a large enough budget for a true video production camera. The intent of this piece is to shine a light on the many options that are quite frankly much better than using a DSLR or mirrorless camera.The Benefits of Using Video Cameras Over a DSLR and MirrorlessThere has been a very odd shift in the industry that has ruled out video cameras as a go-to option for video production. During the DSLR boom, filmmakers realized they could get amazing footage — even though the sound was atrocious. Users adapted a traditional cinema technique of running a completely separate audio setup. While this helped produce quality content, so many videos were produced by a single producer. One person shot with the camera, recorded the audio, and then would edit and upload their projects.If you’re already doing the workload of ten people, why go through so many steps to make things even more difficult? You can simplify the process by using an actual video camera — one built to capture cinematic footage and quality audio at the same time.Image via Michael Maher/PremiumBeatI, like many of the readers here, come from a DSLR background. Back in film school, I jumped on the Canon 5D MKII and 7D bandwagon. The cameras were affordable and offered a great image. Classmates stuck using gear reserved for freshmen were producing content on cameras already a decade old. With a DSLR, I could also get photos and video. One of the best things was the size of the camera. It wasn’t intimidating to the subjects I was shooting, and people were much more comfortable around the camera.Now I rarely shoot photos, and just focus on video. The more documentary work I do, the more of a hassle the DSLR and mirrorless cameras have become. I’ve gone through such great lengths to add support gear to my DSLR, when I should have just upgraded to a production camera in the first place.Image via Michael Maher/PremiumBeatVideo cameras are so much smaller and lighter than in years past. I recently got my hands on the Sony FS5, and I have to admit — I fell in love. An added benefit: much of the lightweight support gear I bought over the years still works with these new lightweight video cameras. Another great feature: a freaking handgrip. Do you know how much easier life is with a handgrip? Also, the variable ND was a treat. Now, the camera did have its faults; no camera is perfect. I don’t much care for the menu interface, which isn’t really an issue when it comes down to image quality. The FS5 is a broadcast beast that also allows you to capture a true cinematic look.The FS5 inspired me to write this post for any others looking to upgrade their camera package and turn their DSLR or mirrorless into your B camera.Types of Video CamerasThe following manufacturers and cameras are some of the most common production cameras you’ll see on set. The list includes cameras in the medium price range for documentary and independent filmmakers, as well as some high-end cinema cameras you may see when working on bigger productions.While this certainly isn’t an all-inclusive list, these cameras will give you an excellent cinematic look. We’ll start with some of the medium-budget cameras and work up to the major production camera bodies.SonySony offers an array of professional cameras in the XDCAM lineup and the CineAlta line for major motion pictures. They are used by countless television studios, news productions, documentary filmmakers, as well as sports teams like the Dallas Stars.Sony PXW-FS5Image via Michael Maher/PremiumBeatThe Sony FS5 is one of the new cameras on this list, having come out in Q4 of 2015. The camera is popular among news shooters and documentary filmmakers like Philip Bloom. The body alone is incredibly lightweight at 1.8 lbs.Specs:Super 35-Sized CMOS SensorSony E-MountUHD at 24/30 FPS, HD up to 240 FPSXAVC Long, AVCHD Recording Codecs2 x SD Media Card SlotsHD/3G-SDI & HDMI OutputNative ISO 3200 (S-Log3 Gamma)14 Stops of Dynamic RangeBuilt-in ND filter from 1/4ND to 1/128NDErgonomic Handgrip with Camera ControlsPrice: $5,599 (Body Only)Sony PXW-FS7The Sony FS7 is the big brother to the FS5. The camera is slightly larger and has been used on independent films like the 2016 SXSW film Donald Cried.Specs:Super 35 Sized CMOS SensorSony E-MountDCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 60p via External RecorderUHD up to 60 FPS, HD up to 180 FPSNative ISO 2000 (S-Log3 Gamma)XAVC-I, XAVC-L, MPEG-2XAVC-I Up to 600 Mb/sDual XQD Memory Card SlotsDual HD/3G-SDI & HDMI OutputBuilt-in ND filter from 1/4ND to 1/128NDErgonomic Handgrip with Camera ControlsPrice: $7,999 (Body Only)Sony PMW-F55The Sony F55 comes from the CineAlta line and is one of the premier Sony cameras designed for major motion pictures and television. It was recently used on the Oscar-winning film Ex Machina and the 2016 SXSW film Slash. Other major motion pictures include The Wedding Ringer, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Tomorrowland. On television, the camera was used on Vinyl, The Blacklist, and the Netflix series Marco Polo.Specs:8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS Image SensorInternal 4K/2K/HD Recording14 Stops Dynamic RangeElectronic Global ShutterUp 240 fps 2K with Optional AXS-R5Native FZ-Mount and PL-Mount AdapterSxS Pro+ Media CardsPrice: $28,999 (Body Only)CanonCanon video cameras are very popular in the advertising and independent film worlds. They are frequently used in national ad campaigns and will sometimes serve as B cameras on major motion pictures.Canon EOS C100 MK IIThe Canon C100 MK II is the manufacturer’s entry-level pro video camera. It’s most used on weddings, documentaries, and short films, and is a great stepping stone for those coming from the Canon DSLR lineup. The C100 was recently used on the Sundance short film The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere, which earned a nomination for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize.Specs:Super 35mm CMOS SensorCanon EF Mount1920x1080p 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98AVCHD + MP4 RecordingDual SDHC/SDXC Media Card SlotsHDMI Output with Timecode & Canon LogISO 320 to 102,400Canon Log and Wide DR GammaTwo XLR Audio ConnectorsPrice: $4,499 (Body Only)Canon C300 MK IIThe Canon C300 MK II is the middle-level pro video camera. It’s frequently used on full-length documentary films and as a B camera on major motion pictures. It was used in the documentaries Cartel Land, Sonic Highways, and 20 Feet from Stardom. The camera is also used on the VICE documentary shorts for HBO. The C300 was used on independent features like Blue is the Warmest Color and television shows like Deadliest Catch. In Hollywood, the camera has been used for stunts and b-roll on Rush and Her.Specs:Super 35mm CMOS Sensor4K, 1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p/24pAvailable with EF or PL MountCanon XF AVC H.264 CodecDual Pixel CMOS AF TechnologyRotating 4″ LCD Monitor2x 3G-SDI Output2x XLR Inputs2x CFast Card SlotsCanon Log 2 GammaPrice: $15,999 (Body Only)Canon C500The Canon C500 was just marked down as we await news of the C500 MK II at NAB 2016. The C500 was the B camera used on the Oscar-nominated film The Big Short. The camera was used for stunts on major motion pictures like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Need for Speed, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and After Earth.Specs:Super 35mm-Size CMOS SensorAvailable with EF or PL Mount4K RAW (4096 x 2160) Output2K, Quad HD & Full HD2x 3G-SDI Outputs50 Mb/s Proxy HD Recording to CF Card10-Bit 4K RAW at Up to 60p10-Bit 4K Half RAW at Up to 120p12-Bit 2K 4:4:4 Signal at Up to 60pCanon Log GammaPrice: $9,999 (Body Only)Mark II: $TBA  ~$30,000 NAB 2016BlackmagicBlackmagic has gained a lot of traction in documentary and movie stunts. The company just finally started shipping the much-anticipated Ursa Mini 4K and 4.6K cameras. Their most popular camera is the Pocket Cinema Camera, which has become a go-to stunt camera.Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraThe Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a tiny camera, not much larger than a regular point-and-shoot. It has become a go-to stunt camera, recently used on the Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road, the blockbusters Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Expendables 3, as well as the television show Mythbusters. It was the primary camera for the Sundance fake documentary Operation Avalanche, which was shot to look like 16mm film. Unfortunately, this camera isn’t the best for audio. I’ve listed it solely for its image quality and price point.Specs:Super 16mm-Sized Image Sensor1920 x 1080 Native ResolutionMicro Four Thirds Lens Mount13 Stops of Dynamic RangeRecords ProRes 422 HQ and CinemaDNG RAWPortable Design (5″ Long and 12.5 oz)3.5″ LCD Display with 800×480 ResolutionHDMI, LANC, 3.5mm Audio Input and OutputPrice: $1,095 (Body Only)Blackmagic Ursa MiniThe Blackmagic Ursa Mini is the newest camera on this list, with the 4.6K version having only shipped in the past few weeks. The camera is available in four different options at either 4K or 4.6K.Super 35 SensorFour Options – 4K EF Mount, 4K PL Mount, 4.6K EF Mount, 4.6K PL Mount4.6K Uncompressed Video Recording/4608 x 2592 – Depending on Camera Model4K Uncompressed Video Recording/4096 x 2304/4608 x 1920/4000 x 2160UltraHD Apple ProRes/3840 x 21603K Anamorphic/3072 x 25602K/2048 x 1152HD Apple ProRes/1920 x 108023.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps15 Stops5″ Fold Out MonitorDual CFast – Nonstop RecordingIncludes Full DaVinci Resolve SuitePrice: $2,999 – $5495 (Body Only)REDRED has become the go-to camera in nearly every type of video production. RED cameras are used in advertising campaigns by companies like Red Bull and are prominently used in commercials and film. Some major motion pictures will use RED cameras as the A camera, as well as a B camera. A quick aside — don’t let these brain only prices fool you. These cameras require a ton of very expensive support gear.RED RAVENThe RED RAVEN is the base model from RED. Yes, everything is pretty much always listed in all caps. This camera is most popular on independent films and medium-scale commercial productions.9.9 Megapixel CMOS Sensor16.5+ StopsUp to 120 fps 4.5K, Up to 300 fps 2K4.5K 2.1:1 (4608 × 2160), 2.4:1 (4608 × 1944)4K Full Frame (4096 × 2160), 2:1 (4096 × 2048), 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728), UHD/16:9 (3840 × 2160)3K Full Frame (3072 × 1620), 2:1 (3072 × 1536), 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296), 16:9 (2880 × 1620), 3:2 (2880 × 1920)2K Full Frame (2048 × 1080), 2:1 (2048 × 1024), 2.4:1 (2048 × 864), 16:9 (1920 × 1080), 3:2 (1920 × 1280)Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHzPrice: Starting at $5,950 (Brain Only)RED SCARLET-WThe RED SCARLET-W is one of the newest cameras from RED, updating the prior SCARLET DRAGON. The prior model was popular on independent film sets like Drinking Buddies and was most recently used on the SXSW film Claire in Motion. It also captured the intense action of The Raid 2 and was a stunt camera on The Expendables 3. Here are the specs on the newly updated SCARLET-W:13.8 MP Super 35mm CMOS16.5+ StopsUp to 60 fps 5K, Up to 300 fps 2K5K Full Frame (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3×4.5K Full Frame (4608 × 2412), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x4K Full Frame (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x3K Full Frame (3072 × 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x2K Full Frame (2048 × 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3xIntegrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHzPrice: Starting at $9,950 (Brain Only)RED EPIC DRAGONThe RED EPIC DRAGON was just used as an A camera on the Oscar-nominated films The Martian, Room, Gone Girl and The Danish Girl. It was also used for a few scenes by three-time Best Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki in The Revenant. It was the camera of choice for 10 Cloverfield Lane, Straight Outta Compton, The Walk, and the television series Better Call Saul.  It was was used as a B camera on The Birth of a Nation, Steve Jobs, Furious 7, Spectre, Magic Mike XXL.19.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor16.5+ stopsUp to 75 fps 6K, up to 300 fps 2K6K Full Frame (6144 × 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x5K Full Frame (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3×4.5K Full Frame (4608 × 2412), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x4K Full Frame (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x3K Full Frame (3072 × 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x2K Full Frame (2048 × 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3×2 channel, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz. Optional 4 channel, and AES/EBU digital audioPrice: Starting at $24,000 (Brain Only)RED WEAPONThe RED WEAPON is currently available to consumers with a 6K DRAGON sensor, though an 8K Vista Vision camera is currently being tested on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.19.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor16.5+ StopsUp to 100 fps 6K, Up to 300 fps 2K6K Full Frame (6144 x 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 5K Full Frame (5120 x 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 4.5K Full Frame (4608 x 2412), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 4K Full Frame (4096 x 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 3K Full Frame (3072 x 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 2K Full Frame (2048 x 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3xIntegrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz Price: Starting at $29,500 (Brain Only)Are you looking to upgrade to a new camera? What camera are you most interested in buying? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Odisha to ban plastic in phases starting from Gandhi Jayanti

first_imgThe Odisha government on Tuesday ordered a ban on the use of plastic bags, polythene and single-use plastic in the State starting from Gandhi Jayanti in October.The ban will come into force in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Puri from October 2 and in the entire State in phases over the next two years.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement to ban plastic in the State while talking about environmental awareness in the newly started “Ama Mukhyamantri, Ama Katha” (Our Chief Minister, our issues) programme.Three departments of the State government will be assigned responsibilities to make the ban effective and control plastic pollution.While the Housing and Urban Development Department will enforce the ban in the Municipal Corporations and urban local bodies, the Panchayati Raj Department will enforce it in rural areas of the State.The Forest and Environment Department will oversee the plastic pollution- control measures in the entire State.Talking about the need to check environmental pollution, Mr. Patnaik said that the use of plastic has posed a grave danger to the environment as well as the heath of children and future of human race.Speaking about the urgent need to plant trees to save the environment, Mr. Patnaik urged the people to plant one sapling each during the ongoing monsoon season and care for those plants as their family members.last_img read more

Janssen keeps faith in World Cup

first_imgVincent Janssen Janssen keeps faith in Netherlands hopes after Sweden make mockery of Advocaat comments Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 22:22 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) vincent janssen - cropped Getty Images Netherlands Netherlands v Sweden Sweden WC Qualification Europe The Oranje coach claimed it was “stupid” to suggest Sweden would beat Luxembourg, only to see them do that and all but end his side’s hopes Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen says they must believe in their chances of the improbable victory they need over Sweden to secure a World Cup play-off place.The Dutch beat Belarus 3-1 on Saturday to move onto 16 points from nine matches, three behind Sweden, who sit second in Group A.Netherlands 5/6 v Sweden Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Jokes have been made at the expense of head coach Dick Advocaat after he claimed it would be “stupid” to suggest Janne Andersson’s side would beat Luxembourg 8-0 on Saturday, only to see that very result play out in Stockholm.It means Netherlands must beat Sweden by seven goals when the teams meet in Amsterdam on Tuesday if they are to have any hope of snatching a place in next month’s play-off round.#WCQ | Group A (EUROPE)Next round on 10 Oct:LuxembourgBulgariaFranceBelarusNetherlandsSweden pic.twitter.com/pduYTtRRaB— #WCQ  (@FIFAWorldCup) October 7, 2017Winger Arjen Robben claimed “it isn’t going to happen” but Janssen is determined to keep the faith until the bitter end.”You know that, if you win the match by a big margin, it’s still possible. If Sweden can, so can we,” the Tottenham striker, on loan at Fenerbahce, told NOS.”Of course, the chances are very slim, but as long as that little possibility is there, you have to play the game.”It’s a very difficult task, but crazier things happen in football.”Sweden’s victory came as something of a surprise given Luxembourg had kept back-to-back clean sheets in qualifying matches, beating Belarus 1-0 in August before holding group leaders France to a shock goalless draw.Netherlands full-back Daryl Janmaat admits they had hoped for a more spirited resistance from Luc Holtz’s side.”It got to 4-0, 5-0 and they got worse,” the Watford man told Fox Sports. “We had hoped Luxembourg could offer something more as opponents.”last_img read more

2005 ASICS NTL- SENIORS DAY 2 SUMMARY

first_imgWell, the clouds threatened all day on day two of the Seniors NTL and at 4:28pm down the rain came. Not just a sprinkle or a drip or two, but a bucket load. It poured down, along with some great lightning and thunder to match, while the players walked away looking tired, sore and drowned. (“It’s just a sea breeze, it’ll blow away”, CEO Bill Ker tried to tell us. That’s not exactly how I would have described it.) Let’s just say, the fields looked like a swimming pool, the lights were turned on at 4pm and ATA staff refused to leave the office to go down and harass coaches standing in all the wrong spots. On top of that, we were getting ideas about using the Ausport field barriers as a slip and slide in the rain. (See the picture.) At 5:13 the games were postponed, with another two and a half timeslots still to play. The last two timeslots were also postponed and will be played at various times tomorrow morning and tomorrow evening under lights, it is expected games will begin at 7:30am and finish at 10pm! A long day for all! The changes have been uploaded onto the Sporting Pulse website. It was certainly a tough day at the office for many of the players today, with some divisions having another three games in one day. Injuries and weather is certainly starting to take its toll, especially after the heat yesterday and then the bucketing rain this afternoon. Special mention has to go to the ACT Mens 45’s, who look like they should be sponsored by leucoplast or one of the strapping companies. At last count 11 of their 15 players had one, two or three parts of their legs strapped in some way or the other. Despite this however, it’s obvious to all, that the mind of these players, all the players at the NTL, is still willing and able. It’s fantastic to see some the Touch legends out on the field and to see the people who have been involved in our sport for so long, who have encouraged family and friends to get in and give it a go. The ATA would like to send out a special “you go girl!” to Peter Topp, National Technical Manager and Assistant CEO, who’s playing for the ACT Mens 45’s. We’re loving seeing you play Toppy, just please look after those hamstrings. Summary of day two: With so many divisions affected by the game cancellations last night today’s day 2 summary is a little shorter than usual… MENS 30’s: The Mens 30’s were lucky enough to just miss the torrential downpour, with the Sydney Mets and South Queensland Sharks on top of the ladder. The match of the day was no doubt the meeting of the Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions, with the Mets winning a close encounter 4-2. Both of these sides will no doubt feature come finals day. Round five also saw a 5-5 draw between the Southern Suns and Brisbane City Cobras, as well as a 5-4 win to the Warriors over the Crusaders. It was certainly a great round of Touch. The Crusaders and the Cyclones are now the only two sides yet to record a win in this division. MENS 35’s: The Mens 35’s was affected by the storm, with half of their round six matches being postpones just into the second half and will be continued at 7:30am Friday. The Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions are once again looking the goods, although the Sharks, Suns and Cyclones have all put in some strong performances. The Sydney Mets had a 5-3 win over the Scorpions in their round 5 clash of the titans, while the Suns look on the rise with an 8-3 win over the Warriors. The Sharks also look to be a threat to the Sydney title hopes, a 6-1 win over the Rustlers keeping them in third spot. MENS 40’s: The Mens 40’s was hammered by the storm, with one match to be continued at 7:30am this morning and the others to be played under lights at 9:10pm tonight. The competition is being lead by the Northern Eagles, South Queensland Sharks and Southern Suns. In round five the Sydney Scorpions upstaged defending Champions, the Northern Eagles, to win 6-2, while Touch West defeated the Sydney Mets in an absolute thriller 4-3. The Cyclones and Warriors also played out a great match 2-2. MENS 45’s: Over half of the round 6 matches for the Mens 45’s were also postponed, to be completed at the early hours of 7:30am Friday. The Sydney Scorpions are looking hot, a 9-4 win over the ACT signaling they’ll be keen come finals time. The Sydney Mets, Brisbane City Cobras and Northern Eagles look fill the top four positions along with the Scorpions, MENS 50’s: An entire round of the Mens 50’s was postponed and will be played at 7:30pm and 8:20pm Friday night. The Sydney Mets and Hunter Western Hornets remain undefeated and their match at 8:20pm will be a good one no doubt. WOMENS 30’s: The Crusaders and Sydney Scorpions are sitting on top of the ladder, both yet to lose a match. Their final round on day two was also cancelled and will be replayed on Friday afternoon. The meeting of the Scorpions and Crusaders at 10:10am Friday will no doubt be a good indication of what’s to expect come finals time. The match of the day in the Womens 30’s was the Rustlers 5-4 win over the Southern Suns, it was close and exciting. WOMENS 35’s: The Womens 35’s division played two matches each today, with all being close fought affairs. The match of the day in the 35’s division went to the 2-2 draw between the Southern Suns and the Hunter Western Hornets. After four rounds the only team yet to register a win is the North Queensland Cyclones. They will play one more match each tomorrow morning, before the fourth and fifth placed teams will play for a spot in the semi finals against the top three sides. WOMENS 40’s: After four rounds in the Womens 40’s, the Sydney Scorpions are the only undefeated team, although they did record a 2-2 draw against the Cyclones earlier in the week. The Northern Eagles were runners up in 2004 and were on top of the ladder after the first two rounds yesterday. In their grand final rematch the Sydney Scorpions held on to a tight 2-1 victory. By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

Review of Drain and Gully Systems

first_img The United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them Category 3, or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to 17 tropical systems. A review of the country’s drain and gully systems is being undertaken by the technical staff at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, in collaboration with the National Works Agency (NWA).“We are serious about ensuring that flooding does not remain a part of our normal life experience,” Portfolio Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said, while addressing the launch of Disaster Preparedness Month and to observe the start of  the Atlantic Hurricane season on June 1, at Jamaica House.Minister McKenzie had indicated to Parliament in April the need for structural changes to the country’s waterway network, after recent heavy rains that led to flooding.He further mentioned that there will also be a review of the type and number of Shelters across the country.“There is no way that a country of our size needs 900 shelters, and I am glad that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has examined a little over 700 (of the shelters) already,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie said the Administration is determined to create and maintain a momentum of urgency in the public’s mind about hurricane preparedness.“We must understand and accept that we cannot continue to throw money at clean-up and other restoration efforts year after year, once heavy rains or hurricanes occur. We could be using this money for critical areas of Government,” he said.He is also encouraging every Jamaican to expect and prepare for an active hurricane season for 2017. Story Highlights Minister McKenzie had indicated to Parliament in April the need for structural changes to the country’s waterway network, after recent heavy rains that led to flooding.center_img A review of the country’s drain and gully systems is being undertaken by the technical staff at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, in collaboration with the National Works Agency (NWA). “It means checking our houses and workplaces, walls and roofs. It means that we should start now to gradually buy some items that won’t spoil and that can probably be used at a point, if the need arises,” he advised.The United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them Category 3, or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to 17 tropical systems.last_img read more

Body found in Thunder Bay is missing youth from Webequie chief

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe body found on a Thunder Bay golf course late Sunday morning is that of a missing 17-year-old youth, the chief of Webequie First Nation confirmed.Chief Cornelius Wabasse told APTN News the family met with police around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.“The forensic team came in first and then the coroner called to reaffirm that it was Braiden, the body that was found this morning,” said Wabasse.Braiden Jacob was reported missing Dec. 6.His family had last seen him on Wednesday night when he left the hotel they were staying in. They started searching for him when he didn’t return later that night.Community volunteers began an organized search for the missing teen on Thursday afternoon.The youth was in the city for ongoing counselling services for trauma and grief, according to Wabasse.“They’re very distraught, I mean it’s very emotional. Not just with the family but the extended family too,” he said.“Even the community is impacted by the loss of a young man.”Jacob was from Webequie, a fly-in community approximately 600 km north of Thunder Bay.On Saturday, Thunder Bay police released further details of Jacob’s disappearance including a description of what he was wearing.They said the youth was last seen in the early Thursday in the Limbrick area. His body was found on the golf course in Chapples Park less than 3 km away.In a media release Sunday afternoon, police said they were dispatched to the park area around 11:30 a.m when a passerby reported a possible body.It’s the same area where Tammy Keeash was found drowned in the floodway that runs through the park May 2017 – and the body of 32-year-old William Wapoose was discovered in September 2014.His homicide remains unsolved.Anna Betty Achneepineskum of Nishnawbe Aski Nation expressed frustration on Facebook over the of health services available on-reserve.“Why is it that we have to bring our children out to an urban centre to get counselling service?” said Achneepineskum.“It’s not right that we have a system that continues to jeopardize our children’s safety.”Community members from Thunder Bay and other First Nations gathered on Sunday to offer support to Jacob’s family and community.The body has been taken to Toronto for a post-mortem.wfiddler@aptn.ca@WillowBlasizzolast_img read more

Arsenals Ainsley MaitlandNiles out for up to 2 months

first_imgArsenal have announced that Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be out of action for the next six to eight weeks with a fractured legThe 20-year-old sustained the injury during the 2-0 home defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City in the club’s opening game of the new season.Maitland-Niles was deputising for both Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal in the left-back position during the game.“Ainsley has sustained a small fracture to his left fibula and will be out for six to eight weeks,” read a statement.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Full-back Carl Jenkinson will also be out for two months after spraining his right ankle.Meanwhile, Kolasinac is expected to report back for training in October.Captain Laurent Koscielny, who suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in April’s Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid, still has another two left before he can return to training.But on the bright side, both Monreal and Danny Welbeck are expected to feature in Arsenal’s away trip to London rivals Chelsea on Saturday.last_img read more