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

National team pool slots at stake at BVR nat’l championships

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “Number one metric of growth is increasing the number of tandem teams and another is [having] men’s and women’s events instead of just single gender,” said BVR founder Charo Soriano in a presser Tuesday at Delimondo Cafe.The stakes are also higher this year as the top three teams from each division will get slots in the beach volleyball national team pool from which the squad for the Southeast Asian Beach Games in September will come from, as supported by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFor both the men’s and women’s divisions, the 16 teams will be broken down into four pools for a single-round robin format. The top two from each pool will play the other top teams in a crossover eliminations before moving on the semifinals and the finals.The beach volleyball action will happen across three days on the powdery white sand beach of Anguib at the tip of the northeastern part of Luzon. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BVR executives Tony Boy Liao, Charo Soriano and Bea Tan. Photo by Celest Colina/INQUIRERA record number of teams will compete for a slot in the Philippine team pool in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour national championships from July 28 to 30 at Aguib Beach in Sta. Cagayan.From just 16 last year, the number of tandem teams in the national championship has doubled to 32—a testament to the growth of the sport which the executives of BVR have been aiming for.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bea Tan, who is also a co-founder of the BVR, expects tougher competition in this year’s national finals, which is a culmination of seven BVR legs where they saw the potential of beach volleyball players from all over the country.“Very competitive teams from the provinces will come to Anguib to compete,” she said.Soriano said they have yet to finalize the list of competitors but some who have confirmed are FEU, Dipolog, Coast Guard, NU, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, RTU, La Salle Bacolod, Ateneo, Navy, at Coast Guard for the Men’s division, and RTU, Ateneo, Iloilo, Cebu, Bacolod, Tagum, PNP, at Perlas for the Women’s division.Aside from a chance to represent the Philippines in international competition, the champion will take home P50, 000 while the runner up and third place will settle for P30,000 and P15,000, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tanduay books quarters seat, subdues Wangs View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ward released a statement on his website titled “Mission Accomplished ” thanking those who helped him throughout his career and explaining his reasons for his retirement.“I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” he wrote. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWard is currently rated the best “pound for pound” boxer by Ring Magazine. But in an interview with ESPN’s First Take, he said he no longer wants to do the work leading to his bouts.“People see what I do fight night, they see under the lights, but they don’t see the toil, they don’t seethe grind, they don’t see just the pain, the physical pain that you go through, not just in the fights, but to prepare and to get ready for those battles,” he said. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I don’t think about him at all because I’m looking forward (to reaching) my goals,” he said, adding that his last two fights are “history” and “I forgot it already.”He said he would have been happy to get a third fight, but not if he had to wait and take lesser bouts in the interim. Kovalev does wonder if Ward and his handlers are playing psychological games.“They did before second rematch,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t care at all.”HBO said Ward will work as an analyst on its boxing broadcasts.“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top,” HBO executive vice president Peter Nelson said. “To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors FILE – In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight, according to a statement on his website Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Ward decided to end his career on top.Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, leaving the sport at age 33 with an undefeated record and the light heavyweight championship.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I felt the physicality of the sport, not just in the ring stuff, but the training and the preparation, start to take its toll on me for the last two or three years and I bit down and continued to push through and at this point, it’s time and I know it’s time.”Ward declined other interview requests through his publicist, saying he wanted to celebrate his retirement with family and friends.Ward has won all 32 of his fights, with 16 knockouts. He won the Olympic gold medal as a light heavyweight in 2004. Ward won the WBA super middleweight title in 2009 when he defeated Mikkel Kessler and unified that title in 2011 when he beat Carl Froch in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.Ward then battled shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring and later went 19 months without a fight because of a protracted legal dispute with his former promoter, the late Dan Goosen.Ward got back in the ring in June 2015. He won the light heavyweight title in a disputed, unanimousdecision against Sergey Kovalev in November 2016, taking all three belts in the process. Ward then beat Kovalev more decidedly in a rematch in June that was stopped in the eighth round.Kovalev said Ward’s retirement will be good for boxing because it will allow “good and strong” fighters to compete for the vacated titles. He also said through his Main Events promoter that he doesn’t concern himself with the possibility that Ward’s retirement won’t stick.ADVERTISEMENT NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techslast_img read more

Sergio Busquets signs new Barcelona deal until 2021

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has renewed his commitmentto the Catalan club by signing a new five-year contract, the club said onFriday.The defensive midfielder and Spain international made hisBarcelona debut in 2008 under then-coach Pep Guardiola, a former team-mate ofhis father Carles.Busquets has won six La Liga titles, five King’s Cups and threeChampions Leagues in eight seasons with Barca, and has committed to stay at theclub until 2021, with an option to extend his contract to 2013.Barcelona also announced the new contract contains a buy-outclause of 200 million euros ($223 million).Barca are expected to hand a new deal to Brazil internationalNeymar before the start of the new season.The futures of midfielder Javier Mascherano and defender DaniAlves remain uncertain, however, with Spanish media reporting this week thatboth players are set to join Serie A champions Juventus.last_img read more

Portwell: 10.1-inch IEC 60601-1 compliant touchscreen PC designed for medical equipment

first_img Continue Reading Previous SECO: Intel Atom, Pentium and Celeron family of SoCs for low power designsNext MEN: four 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet channels over M12-X and CompactPCI Serial MEDWEL has launched a new medical grade Panel PC: the MEDS-P1001. Designed for medical applications such as bedside care infotainment terminals, medical equipment HMIs and smart medical monitor interfaces, the MEDS-P1001 comes with Intel Atom x5-E3930 processor and features a slim fan-less design, for a silent energy-efficient system, that is suitable for a range of applications in the medical care field.The MEDS-P1001 offers exceptional computational efficiency and expandability in a slim, streamlined, lightweight design. The MEDS-P1001 comes equipped with an Intel Atom X5-E3930 dual-core processor with 1.3GHz clock speed and 6.5 Watt thermal design power, which allows it to serve as a basic low-power computer terminal for various medical applications and contexts. The MEDS-P1001 is also equipped with low-power SO-DIMM DDR3L memory modules with a clock speed of 1600MHz and a maximum memory capacity of 8GB, while the SSD storage device offers faster read/write speeds and a quicker boot time than conventional hard drives. The display is a 10.1” LCD display with 1280 × 800 resolution (16:10 display ratio) and maximum brightness of 350 lumen paired with, a true-flat projected capacitive touch screen. The external I/O interface has two USB 3.0 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet, one RS-232, one HDMI, MIC-in, Line-out port and power switch. The internal equipment includes a 2W speaker, built-in microphone, 5-megapixel camera module (optional) and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.0 wireless module (Mini-PCIe), while the expansion interface includes one half-height Mini PCIe slot and four USB ports. With its ample I/O and expansion interfaces, computing power built for basic operation, and cost-effective streamlined fan-less modular design, the MEDS-P1001 is well suited for use as a bedside care infotainment terminal, medical equipment HMI, and smart medical monitor interface. The water resistant, dustproof IP65 design offers increased protection, ensuring that the touchscreen display provides users with clear and convenient operation.The MEDS-P1001 antibacterial, alcohol-resistant plastic housing, waterproof and dustproof true-flat touch screen design, and compliance with IEC 60601-1, and FCC Class B certification standards ensure its safety and dependability in medical and healthcare applications. The safety of patients, operators and the equipment’s operational reliability are the essential requirements for any healthcare IT device. As a professional medical grade touchscreen PC for medical and healthcare applications, MEDS-P1001 is built to provide users with highly efficient computing power, stable operation, and quality you can count on.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Jennifer Winget begins shooting for her debut web series

first_imgActress Jennifer Winget who was last seen in Bepannaah is all set to return on screen. The actress who wowed her fans as Zoya in the romantic drama Bepannaah will soon make her digital debut with ALTBalaji’s Code M.Jennifer Winget was on a break after wrapping up Bepannaah. Recently, the actress resumed work and has started shooting for Code M. Jennifer plays Monika, an army officer in the web series. Along with Jennifer Winget, Code M also stars Tanuj Virwani of Inside Edge fame.The Beyhadh star shared the image of the clapperboard on Instagram. Check out the picture below.Jennfier Winget also shared her first look from the series. The actress will be sporting a simple look and black hair in the series. Have a look at the picture below.Also see | Jennifer Winget looks like a diva in new picturesAlso watch | Bepannaah: Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopda get emotional on the last day of shootAlso read | Jennifer Winget to reunite with Karan Wahi on screen after 9 yearslast_img read more

Nerd Box Score: Bedlam

first_imgBedlam Nerd BoxI’ve decided there’s no possible way to view this game that isn’t borderline euphoric. Even this mundane nerd box score gets me giddy as crap to review what was one of my favorite games of the Mike Gundy Era.A few notes here:• OSU has become much more efficient with Mason Rudolph at the helm. It hadn’t averaged over 5.5 yards per play since the Texas Tech game and went 5.8 against Baylor and now 6.3 against OU. That’s not an accident.• We recovered a fumble! A real live dropped ball on a run by the other team! It looked for 11.5 games like OSU would become the first team since [the record books don’t go back far enough online] to go fumble recovery-less for a season.Still we’re the only team of the last six seasons to recover fewer than two in a season.• Of note: OU was successful with TDs on four of its first five drives and then only one of its next eight.• Those are the most wonderful seven positive swing points in the history of Oklahoma State athletics.• OSU gained almost exactly the number of yards OU gives up per game on the season (382).• OSU has started closing drives down better, too. The only negative swing points came on the OT field goal which…who cares? It’s not putting together enough great drives but when it does the door is being slammed.[1. Frantically searches for Mason Rudolph paraphernalia on eBay.]Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez unlikely to get PCB central contracts

first_imgShoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez unlikely to get PCB central contractsThe Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling to award contracts to only 18-20 players as opposed to the current system in which 30 to 33 are centrally contracted. advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 14:11 IST Shoaib Malik retired from ODI cricket after World Cup 2019 (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPCB has decided to award contracts to players who have done well in the last 1 yearMalik, Junaid and Hafeez may miss out on central contractsMalik had announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the World CupSenior Pakistan players Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan and Mohammad Hafeez are set to lose their central PCB contracts for the next fiscal year.A meeting was held at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters on Thursday to discuss the new central contracts structure but ended without a final decision.”One thing is clear that the board will not be offering 30 to 33 players the new contracts and the list of contracted players is going to be cut down to around 18 to 20,” one reliable source in the board said.Although the players could get enhancements in their monthly salaries and match fees, the board has decided now to only award contracts to players who have done well in the last one year and have a future with the Pakistan team.”It seems unlikely that Shoaib Malik, Hafeez, Junaid, and some others will get these central contracts now.”Malik announced his retirement from ODIs after the World Cup and will only be playing T20 cricket from now onwards while left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir has also announced his retirement from Tests and will only play limited-overs cricket.”The board also doesn’t feel that Hafeez has a long time ahead of him since he has also said goodbye to Test cricket while Junaid Khan’s fitness has been a matter of concern for some time now,” the source said.Also Read | World Test Championship: Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation to visit PakistanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shoaib MalikFollow Mohammad HafeezFollow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Junaid Khanlast_img read more

Judge cites casting couchs history OKs Weinstein suit

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a “commercial sex act.”U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said the lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble last fall was fairly brought under sex trafficking laws Congress passed that had an “expansive” definition of what could be considered a commercial sex act. His ruling, dated Monday, was filed publicly Tuesday.He rejected arguments by Weinstein’s lawyers that nothing of value was exchanged between Noble and Weinstein in 2014 when they watched her demo reel in a Cannes, France, hotel room before Weinstein allegedly molested her and forced her into a bathroom to watch him masturbate.Weinstein denies wrongdoing. His lawyer, Phyllis Kupferstein, said she planned to ask for an immediate appeal if the judge will allow it.“It doesn’t resemble at all what we consider sex trafficking,” Kupferstein said. “We don’t read the statute and the case law the same way he does.”The lawsuit’s claims, she said, were “light years away” from what the sex trafficking law was intended to outlaw, such as when predators are “going after underage girls on the promise of a green card and locking them up in a basement and making them have sex with people.”In ruling, Sweet wrote: “For an aspiring actress, meeting a world-renowned film producer carries value, in and of itself. The opportunity, moreover, for the actress to sit down with that producer in a private meeting to review her film reel and discuss a promised film role carries value that is career-making and life-changing.“The contention, therefore, that Noble was given nothing of value — that the expectation of a film role, of a modeling meeting, of ‘his people’ being ‘in touch with her’ had no value — does not reflect modern reality,” the judge continued.He included a footnote at the word “reality,” citing sources that explain that the concept of the casting couch — in which aspiring actors and actresses are promised valuable professional opportunities in exchange for sexual favours — “has been in the American lexicon for nearly a century.”Weinstein claimed through his lawyers that letting the lawsuit proceed to trial means sex trafficking laws now cover all sexual activity between adults when one person holds power and influence over the other.Sweet said that even if the prospect of a film role, a modeling meeting or a continued professional relationship with Weinstein were not enough to constitute “things of value” necessary under the sex trafficking statute, then her “reasonable expectation of receiving those things in the future, based on Harvey’s repeated representations that she would, is sufficient.”Sweet also dismissed Weinstein’s brother from the lawsuit.last_img read more

Fort St. John Firefighters extinguish burning child’s wagon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Firefighters were called to a brush fire that turned out to be a child’s wagon set on fire.Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:34 pm the Fort St. John attended a call and extinguished a child’s wagon that was set on fire on 93rd Street. The image was posted to a local FB group, showing the Fire Department on the scene with the wagon extinguished.To view the post; CLICK HERElast_img

Throne Day: RedOne, Maitre Gims, Benatia, Renard Congratulate the King

Rabat – On the 19th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne, Moroccan and foreign celebrities—singers, actors, television host and comedians—have shared congratulation messages, expressing their love for the King. The celebrities and friends of the King have once again shown their patriotism and dedication to their country on social media. Singer Dounia Batma, producer RedOne, singer Hatim Ammor, model Leila Hadioui, football coach Hervé Renard, and footballer Mehdi Benatia all remembered the special day for Moroccans. “On the occasion of the Throne Day, the 19th anniversary of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God bless him and grant him peace on the throne of his blessed ancestors, I would like to extend a greeting, all of which is love, appreciation and respect for our leader and our beloved King. May God bless you and grant you lasting health,” said Moroccan singer Dounia Batma. Having lived in Morocco for over 2 years and taken the Atlas Lions to the 2018 World Cup as coach of the national football team, Frenchman Hervé Renard wanted to express his congratulations to the King.  “I wanted to convey my most sincere congratulations to His Majesty King Mohamed VI on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the accession to the throne. Best wishes for health and happiness. Long live the King, long live Morocco Dima Dima Maghrib [Morocco forever],” he proudly wrote. The Congolese rapper Maitre Gims, who lives in Marrakech, also has a special friendship with the King. “On the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the accession to the throne by His Majesty the King, I send him my most sincere congratulations and best wishes for health and happiness. Long live the king,” he tweeted to his 2.6 million followers. read more

Union Pacific railroad trims volume outlook for rest of 2019

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific expects to haul less freight in the second half of the year than it previously predicted, which isn’t a good sign for the economy.The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Wednesday that the volume of cars, construction materials, grain and imported goods it will haul in the second half of the year will likely be down by about 5%.Union Pacific said in July it expected to haul about 2% less freight during the second half of the year.The volume of freight Union Pacific and other railroads haul hints at the health of the overall economy.“We have seen some general slowing in the economy, and we’re seeing some volume declines here,” Edward Jones analyst Jeff Windau said.Earlier this week, a survey of manufacturing leaders slipped into negative territory, offering another indication that slower global growth and the U.S.-China trade dispute are weighing on the overall economy. The survey by the Institute of Supply Management showed that factory production fell last month.Union Pacific’s figures showing declines in all but one of its major shipping categories in the third quarter only add to the concern about the economy.“It’s consistent with the global economic slowdown and the tariffs, which are really putting a pinch on imports and exports,” Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said.Windau said the trade dispute is hurting railroad shipments because imports and exports are down. Railroads haul many of those goods to and from ports in intermodal shipping containers.Union Pacific said its intermodal shipments are down 10% so far in the third quarter, and total volume in the quarter is down 7% to date.The analysts surveyed by FactSet predicted Union Pacific’s volume will fall 3.8% in the third quarter.Union Pacific has been working to streamline operations and reduce costs, so it should be able to at least partly offset the decline.The railroad has been cutting costs by running trains on a tighter schedule so it can use fewer locomotives, cars and employees to move the same freight. The company operates 32,000 miles of track in 23 Western states.Josh Funk, The Associated Press read more

At Wimbledon Ryan Harrison Suffers Again From His Bad Luck of the Draw

To make the most of their abilities, young tennis players need training, coaching and good health. Then there’s another factor, also important and beyond their control: the luck of the draw.The careers of young Americans Ryan Harrison and Christina McHale show what a difference luck can make. When Harrison has been lucky in Grand Slam tournaments, he has been very good. But he’s usually been unlucky, drawing one of the tournament’s top players in the first round and losing. The latest Harrison conqueror was Grigor Dimitrov, the No. 13 player in the world, who straight-setted Harrison out of Wimbledon on opening day Monday in London. Harrison’s frequent early exits from Grand Slams have contributed to his fall out of the top 100.McHale, meanwhile, has been much more fortunate. She opens her Wimbledon campaign Tuesday against the 97th-ranked player in the world, Chanelle Scheepers. In the 17 Grand Slam tournaments where McHale could have faced a seeded player in the first round, she has done so just three times — and never had an opponent in the top 20.Along with the intended intrigue and variety, the random draw at tennis tournaments creates inequity. For the 128-player Grand Slam singles draws, this is, roughly, how the draw works: The best 25 percent of players are given seeds, and each of the 32 seeded players is slotted in a four-player pod in which the other three players are unseeded (kind of like our Burrito Bracket). In the first round, the seeded player plays one of the unseeded players in the same pod, and the other two unseeded players play each other. Drawing players randomly into these pods, rather than seeding all 128 of them, helps keep things interesting, creating tough sections of the draw and openings elsewhere.Every unseeded player has a one-third chance of drawing a seeded opponent in the first round, which is, generally, an unlucky draw. That’s not always the case: Sometimes the seeded opponent isn’t as tough as rankings suggest, because of weakness on the tournament’s surface or a recent injury. Drawing a weak seed near the bottom of the top 32 players can open up a player’s draw, since the next opponent wouldn’t be seeded.All else equal, though, if you’re unseeded, you don’t want to match up against a seeded player in the first round. Yet Harrison seems to be drawn inexorably toward seeded opponents by some as yet undiscovered magnetic field. In the 16 majors he’s entered as an unseeded player, he’s drawn seeded opponents nine times. By chance alone, he could have expected just five such tough matches. More than 98 percent of players with 16 opportunities to draw a seed in the first round should do so eight times or fewer, according to the binomial distribution. Harrison is in the unlucky 1 percent.Not so with McHale. About 13 percent of players who have played 17 majors as an unseeded entry, as she has, could expect to get three or fewer seeded opponents. She has also never drawn a top 10 opponent in the first round, something just 15 percent of players in her shoes could say.Against unseeded first-round opponents at majors, Harrison is a dominant force: He’s 5-2, including wins in his past five matches. Against seeded opponents, he’s 1-7; Harrison’s loss to Dimitrov Monday was his seventh straight against seeded opponents. All those first-round losses have contributed to Harrison’s drop in the rankings to 150 from 43 two years ago.Luck of the draw matters for non-Americans, too. I studied 18 young men and women at Wimbledon who have entered at least five majors without a seed. Together they have won half of first-round matches against unseeded opponents, but fewer than one-third of matches against seeded players.As hard as Harrison’s had it, he’s been blessed to avoid the fate of David Goffin. The 23-year-old Belgian has entered nine majors unseeded. Seven times he has drawn a seed in the first round, including four top 10 seeds. Of 1,000 players with his Grand Slam history, 999 could expect to have drawn fewer seeded first-round opponents, and fewer top 10 seeds.Goffin hasn’t won a Grand Slam match in two years, and his ranking fate has resembled Harrison’s: He’s dropped from No. 42 in the world to No. 105. His latest rough draw came against defending champion Andy Murray, the No. 3 seed at Wimbeldon. Murray dispatched Goffin in straight sets on Monday. read more

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT has announced a series of proposed changes to Dáil procedures which will be implemented if the Seanad is scrapped.The proposals were announced as the Government published the legislation behind the referendum to abolish the upper house of the Oireachtas, which is intended to be held in early October.The changes would beef up the role of the Dáil, including changes to the system in how laws are made – with all non-emergency legislation sent to a Dáil committee first, so that the committee could consider the draft edition of each bill before the final one is published.When the final version has been published, and gone through the usual Dáil procedure for approval, it would go back to the appropriate committee for a “pre-enactment” stage before being enacted into law.Long working week for TDsThe Dáil’s working week would be extended, going from the routine three-day week to a four-day week to take care of the extra workload that TDs would face – as well as making time for a British-style procedure where ten-minute sessions are held to debate legislation put forward by backbench and opposition TDs.The committee setup would also be changed, with 14 committees claiming an equal membership of 12 TDs – meaning that each of the 158 TDs, excluding ministers, junior ministers and the Ceann Comhairle, would sit on an average of 1.32 committees.The chairmanships of the committees would be distributed to parties or Dáil groupings on the basis of the D’Hondt system, which is already used in Northern Ireland to assign seats within the Northern Ireland Executive.If this system had been in place at the time of the last election, Fine Gael would claim seven of the 14 committee chairmanships, while Labour would hold three, Fianna Fáil two, Sinn Féin one, and the independent benches one.Elsewhere, the majority of TDs needed to impeach judges or the Comptroller and Auditor General will be increased to two-thirds, while four-fifths of TDs would need to support any proposal to impeach the President.The Leas Ceann Comhairle will be put into the Presidential Commission to replace the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad, ensuring that the membership of that body remains at three so that there is no prospect of a deadlock.Though the referendum will be held this year, the current Seanad will remain in existence until after the next general election – with the chamber only ceasing to exist the night before the Dáil elects the Taoiseach after the next general election.‘A real republic would need real political change’Launching the legislation, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the government would “take the necessary decisions to achieve economic recovery” – but that “to rebuild a solid economy, a real republic would need real political change”.“If approved by the people, I’m convinced that we can and we will create a better, fairer, more accountable and more transparent system,” Kenny said, criticising the “elitist composition” of the Seanad.“We have to question the very relevance of a second chamber… modern Ireland cannot be governed effectively by a political system designed for 19th century Britain.”He said many other countries had proved it was possible to have an effective system of checks and balances without the need for a second full house of parliament.The Taoiseach said the referendum on setting up a new court of appeal, as a buffer between the High Court and the Supreme Court, would be held on the same day this autumn, and claimed that the abolition of the Seanad would save about €20 million a year.Both Kenny and the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, added that members of the government parties – including those in the current Seanad – would be expected to vote in favour of the legislation to abolish the Seanad.The ‘Democracy Matters’ group, which has been set up to oppose the abolition of the Seanad, described the plans as “constitutional vandalism, and a cynical power grab dressed up as reform”.One of its members, independent Seanad nominee Katherine Zappone, said the proposal “solves none of the problems of the broken system which gave us our current crisis, but instead makes our broken system, more centralised, more whipped and more controlled by government and less accountable.”Read: A new Vice President, and other things that may happen if the Seanad is scrappedColumn: Seanad reform suggestions are practical but limit real bicameral changelast_img read more

Man released after gun seized in Dublin city second man remains in

first_img Share Tweet Email By Órla Ryan Monday 19 Jun 2017, 8:06 AM Jun 19th 2017, 8:06 AM Man released after gun seized in Dublin city, second man remains in custody The firearm was found in a car on Friday night. No Comments A MAN HAS been released without charge following the seizure of a handgun in Dublin city on Friday night.Gardaí arrested two men in their 20s after the gun was seized. One man was released without charge last night, while the second man remains in custody.At around 10pm on Friday, gardaí were carrying out a routine traffic stop at North Strand in central Dublin.They became suspicious of a second car in the area which was subsequently stopped and searched. In a follow-up operation, a third car was searched nearby and a handgun was recovered.A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Read: Two men arrested and handgun seized in Dublin city centre File photo Image: Shutterstock/Lane V Ericksoncenter_img http://jrnl.ie/3451362 File photo Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Lane V Erickson 10,703 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Van Dijk scores first Premier League goal for Liverpool with a

first_imgVirgil van Dijk scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool to see the Reds beat Wolverhampton 2-0 with another goal from Mohamed Salah.Liverpool’s Van Dijk admitted to playing through a cold on Friday’s head-to-head with the Wolves, but that didn’t stop him from scoring his first ever goal for the club. The defender spoke to Sky Sports and revealed that the game was difficult, calling the Wolves “Dangerous.”“It was a tough day for me as I had a bit of a cold and wasn’t 100 percent,” he told Sky Sports, according to FourFourTwo.“These nights are very important for us. We won here and that is a big step for us. The win was very important.“Wolves are very good, which they have shown all season. We lost the ball too easily a couple of times in the first half and they did well.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Credit to them but we won the game and that’s always the most important thing.“Teams are getting dangerous but it’s how we react. There were a couple of moments where Wolves were dangerous, but we dealt with them well.“All my [defensive] partners are very good and it is a joy to play with all of them. I’m enjoying every minute of it and have been all season.“We’ve got Joe and Joel out for now, but Dejan [Lovren] is doing fantastically and has been since I came here anyway.”last_img read more

Xavi tells Joshua Kimmich You would be perfect for Barca

first_imgBarcelona legend Xavi Hernandez revealed his admiration for the “versatile” Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich, who he believes could even eclipse him as a playerThe Germany international first rose to prominence under Pep Guardiola at Bayern in the 2015/16 season before the Catalan coach left for Manchester City.While his normal position is at right-back, Kimmich’s versatility has won him many admirers with the 23-year-old being deployed in a central midfield role at Bayern this season.Due to this, Xavi is convinced Kimmich would be a great coup for Barcelona.“I spoke to Pep Guardiola, my ex-coach from Barcelona, about him,” Xavi told Bild at Bayern’s training camp in Doha, Qatar, alongside Kimmich.“Pep said: ‘I have a player in the team who can play in every position!’“I asked, ‘Who is the boy?’ He told me something about a man named ‘Kimmitsch’, whom I honestly had never heard of before.“Since that day, when I talked to Pep, I have followed your career. After all, Pep says that for a reason.“I knew right away, when I saw you playing, that you could become a great player. And that’s you today!“Joshua is the present and future of FC Bayern and the German national team. And you really can play in any position.”He added: “You would be the perfect player for FC Barcelona!Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“In my career, I have always kept my eyes open to find players who would suit Barca well.“As previously with Philipp Lahm, Joshua Kimmich could without any problems play at Barcelona. That would fit well.“But Bayern Munich play on the same level as Barca, and you can achieve a lot there.”Before joining Doha-based club Al Sadd in 2015, Xavi was regarded as one of the planet’s greatest playmakers after managing 85 goals and 181 assists in a staggering 769 games for Barcelona.The former Spain international has won many honours throughout his career, which includes a World Cup, two European titles, four Champions Leagues and eight La Liga crowns.But the 38-year-old, who could retire from playing football this year, reckons Kimmich’s versatility could make him an even greater asset for Barcelona than what he used to be.“I thought before I met Joshua that he wanted to be a defender,” said Xavi.“But he already told me that he has another big wish. Joshua can play perfectly in midfield as a number six.“Definitely [he can be the next Xavi]. He can make the difference.“He can be one of the best players in world football in several positions, maybe he already is.“That distinguishes him from me: I could play in one position, he is versatile.”last_img read more

Tables turned on wouldbe scammer

first_imgAnyone remember Johnny Cash singing, “I’ve been everywhere, man”?I’ve been to: Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma …This story is about scams targeting Clark County residents — not music — but after 26 years, we at The Columbian could offer our own modest version of that great old song written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959:I’ve covered sweepstakes, bad checks, secret shoppers, death threats,Phishing, smishing, “Grandpa I been in a wreck,”IRS, FBI, PUD, U.S. grants,Nigerian, Canadian, Craigslist work-at-home tricks …One case came to light last week when Sgt. Troy Price, a Vancouver police detective, called The Columbian. He’s worked with the FBI on this area’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and now does recruiting and background checks on folks who want to get hired as officers.Price also worked with former VPD detective Ed Hewitt, whose passion about fighting scammers was contagious. The high-profile Hewitt loved to warn the community through public speaking and giving news interviews.‘89 and very sharp’Late last month, a Vancouver man named Gyle Halverson dropped by police headquarters near Officers Row to give them some mail that scammers sent him.“They didn’t realize they were coming up against a guy who was 89 and very sharp,” Price said. “He recognized the scam right away. He said he didn’t want anyone to be fooled by it.”last_img read more

Air Force Lab Thrives due to Local Partners Commander Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The success of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base would not be possible without the contribution of the defense industry — including the small business community — and academic partners in western Ohio, AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello said at the Dayton Development Coalition’s annual meeting earlier this week.“I don’t know if it’s in the water here, but there’s something special that you have here,” Masiello told attendees.AFRL outsources about 75 percent of its annual $4 billion budget to industry, universities and global allies, reported the Dayton Daily News. About half of AFRL’s 10,000 workers and five of its technology directorates are housed at the base located outside of Dayton.“Your DNA is all about innovation, which really helps our mission,” Masiello said.Of course, the link between the lab and its industry partners is not just a one-way street; the Dayton region has benefitted tremendously from the work at Wright-Patterson.AFRL and its partners generated $569 million in new capital investment last year in a 12-county region in western Ohio, according to the Dayton Development Coalition. That investment created 3,136 jobs and retained 11,131 existing jobs. New payroll reached $139 million.Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland, meanwhile, warned the audience that the Dayton community shouldn’t get complacent about the oversized role Wright-Patterson plays in the region, according to the story.“Please do not forget the word BRAC,” he said. “I know people do not like that word. But it’s the truth,” said Hoagland, who predicted a new round would go ahead at some point.last_img read more