first_imgDOHA, Qatar:World Championships and Olympic Games 110 metres hurdles medallist Hansle Parchment strongly believes that Jamaica, with Omar McLeod and himself leading the way, can wrestle supremacy in the sprint hurdles away from the Americans and Russians.The 25-year-old Parchment won bronze in the event at the 2012 Olympics, with American Aries Merritt, the world record holder, taking gold. Parchment came even closer at last year’s World Championships when he copped silver behind Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, with McLeod, in his first senior competition final, placing sixth.Parchment now believes that Jamaica has the ammunition to conquer the field at the Rio Olympics later this year.”I feel we have the potential. We are two strong athletes and we are working towards our goals,” Parchment said. “It would be great for us to start to dominate hurdling, which we have never done before.”McLeod, 22, is also keen on a Jamaican dominance of the event. He also envisions himself and Parchment making history.”He (Parchment) is my big bro (brother). We always give each other pep talks before races, we warm up together and we run together,” McLeod shared. “So it is always exciting running with him, and I just want both of us to continue to make Jamaica proud and create a lot of history.”The two gave a glimpse into the future when they finished first and second in the opening Diamond League meet of the season.McLeod won in a world leading and season’s best time of 13.05 seconds, while Parchment, who, like his compatriot, was competing in his first Diamond League, clocked a season-best 13.10.Spain’s Orlando Ortega (13.12) was third, while 2013 World Champion, American David Oliver (13.16) was fourth, and Merritt was sixth in 13.37.unpredictableParchment has, however, warned against complacency. He stressed that the event is very unpredictable and it is just a matter of who executes better on the day.”The hurdles are very unpredictable, so sometimes we can’t tell who will win,” Parchment said. “It is early and I believe everyone is still in the transition phase. This is my second race, so we are really just getting started. It is a very good start so far; probably the best ever for me, so I am giving thanks for that.”McLeod, on the other hand, already has his sights set on winning the Diamond trophy for the event and achieving Olympics glory.”That is my aim (to win everything); that is my goal; especially with the Olympics,” McLeod said. “So I am really just taking it one step at a time and not jumping the gun too much. One race at a time and I know if I do that and go out there and have fun, the sky is the limit.”[email protected]last_img read more

first_img “The city of Simi Valley and its residents have been awaiting this day for years, and this night of entertainment is especially our gift for the community to celebrate Simi Valley’s first regional center,” said Greg Lenners, the Town Center general manager. The show is open to the public in the shopping center’s center court. The entertainment is designed for the whole family. Although the opening ceremony is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., festivities continue throughout the evening. Gordon Goodwin’s 18-piece Big Phat Band, lead by Emmy-award-winning composer Gordon Goodwin, is the main musical attraction. Ellis Hall, a former lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Tower of Power, is scheduled to open the ceremony with the national anthem. The celebration also will include dozens of elaborately costumed and masked performers who will parade and dance throughout center court. The costumes, an array of brightly colored sequin and satin ensembles with matching masks, will resemble a 19th-century Venetian masquerade reflecting the night’s “Carnivale Grande” theme. Flashes of theatrical lighting, including pyrotechnic blasts, will conclude the show. Radio station KOST 103.5 FM will be broadcasting live from Simi Valley Town Center, offering a number of contest giveaways and prizes. When it opens it will includes Macy’s and Robinsons-May department stores, but because of the merger between Federated Department stores Inc. and the May Department Stores Co. the Robinsons-May is expected to be eventually converted to a Macy’s. Then the original Macy’s site is expected to be converted to another anchor. The mall will also include more than 100 other retailers, including Anthropologie, BombayKids, Brighton Collectibles, California Pizza Kitchen, Coach, Urban Outfitters, White House Black Market and Z Gallerie. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 [email protected] ON THE WEB For more information, visit www.simivalleytc.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Workers are completing freeway ramps, entry roads, landscaping and interiors for scores of stores and restaurants throughout the 600,000-square-foot open-air center. It is expected to generate more than $3.6 million in new retail sales tax, property tax and business license taxes annually. Shopping center officials say the opening festivities are designed to reflect the community’s excitement and the center’s Italian Mediterranean village style. There are tile roofs, Romeo and Juliet-style balconies, stone facades, fountains, sculptures and ornamental lighting, with olive and oak trees. Because it is situated in the hills on the city’s north side, the shopping center offers panoramic views across the valley to the south. SIMI VALLEY – Hundreds of people are scrambling to prepare for Simi Valley Town Center’s grand opening – a community celebration with the theme of a Venetian masquerade carnival. The city’s first regional shopping mall north of the Ronald Reagan Freeway between First Street and Erringer Road will open the morning of Oct. 27 and shoppers will be there throughout the day before the “Carnivale Grande” festivities begin in the evening with musicians, costumed dancers and pyrotechnics. The $300 million Town Center is the first regional shopping center built in Ventura County in more than 25 years, and its opening represents a goal Simi Valley civic leaders have worked decades to attain. “I’m going to have my party hat and my dancing shoes on, and I’m going to welcome the mall with open arms,” said Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson. “I am going to thoroughly enjoy myself. This has been a long time coming.” last_img read more

first_imgCharlie Austin’s first Premier League goal put QPR ahead at Loftus Road.Austin pounced in first-half injury time, smashing into the roof of the net after Leroy Fer had headed Joey Barton’s left-wing corner back across goal.Fer and Austin had both gone close to opening the scoring before the latter got Rangers’ first goal of the season.Dutch midfielder Fer, making his home debut, struck the post with a 30-yard effort just after the half-hour mark.Rangers welcomed back Austin following his recovery from a hamstring problem but Loic Remy, who is expected to join Chelsea, was not in their matchday squad, although he is at the game.Connor Wickham was in the thick of the early action, setting up Patrick van Aanholt, who fired into the side netting, before the Sunderland forward headed Austin’s header from Barton’s corner off the line.Wickham also sent a shot wide of the target and QPR keeper Rob Green produced a fine save low down to his left to deny Steven Fletcher.Rangers finished the half strongly and keeper Vito Mannone saved at the feet of Austin after he had been put through by Barton.However, Austin’s emphatic finish just before the break gave Mannone little chance. QPR (4-2-3-1): Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill; Barton, Mutch, Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Austin. Subs: Murphy, Traore, Onuoha, Henry, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgNAPA — After steadfastly declining to talk about issues relating to wide receiver Antonio Brown, Raiders coach Jon Gruden sounded like a man Saturday night who had a pretty good idea his most valuable offensive player along with quarterback Derek Carr would soon be back in the fold.“I support this guy,” Gruden said. “I think that’s what needs to be said.”Brown was not with the Raiders during Saturday night’s 14 … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will celebrate Ohio’s cattlemen, hear from industry leaders and set new policy for 2020 at the OCA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center.The day’s events will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with the opening of the OCA PAC silent auction, and the Cattlemen’s Challenge Written Test for youth at 9:00 a.m. This contest, along with the Youth Quiz Bowl, is part of the new Stockmanship Division of the BEST program, which is open only to OCA BEST participants ages 8 to 21 (as of Jan. 1, 2020). The registration deadline for Youth Quiz Bowl is Dec. 27, 2019 at ohiocattle.org. The Annual Meeting will serve as one of the locations available to take the Cattlemen’s Challenge Written Test, and the scores from the test will count toward the overall Stockmanship Awards that will be awarded at the OCA BEST Banquet on May 2, 2020. A Youth Beef Quality Assurance Session will follow at 10:00 a.m.The Opening Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and features speaker Mark Gardiner of Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kansas. Mark will share his outlook for the future of the beef industry and relate his vision to Gardiner’s daily ranch operations and future goals. At the same time, the Youth Luncheon will be open to Cattlemen’s Challenge & Youth Quiz Bowl participants. Following the luncheon, the Youth Quiz Bowl will begin at 1:00 p.m., also part of the new Stockmanship Division. OCA’s Annual Meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. and features guest speaker Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Youth Quiz Bowl awards will be presented during the OCA Annual Meeting.During the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) Annual Meeting at 3:30 p.m., the 2019 scholarships will be presented and the OCF business meeting will be conducted. OCA’s awards banquet will start at 6:00 p.m., highlighting six industry leaders and families and the outstanding county association. The event concludes with the Cattlemen’s Social following the banquet, featuring a PAC live auction with a great lineup of items.Hotel rooms in the block are available until Dec. 20, 2019 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 (north of Columbus off of US Route 23). Hotel rooms are available at a special rate of $129 (includes breakfast for 2 people per room). Call: 614-880-4300 to reserve a room.The registration deadline for the Annual Meeting and Banquet is January 3, 2020. Visit www.ohiocattle.org to register online. OCA’s Annual Meeting is free to attend however the breakout sessions and evening’s events are ticketed with a price of $100 for one OCA member full-day registration, $45 for the luncheon and registration only and $60 for banquet and registration. A child’s banquet meal can also be purchased for $15. For non-member registration information, visit the OCA website or contact the OCA office. For sponsorship opportunities, call: 614-873-6736.last_img read more

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch has tagged 13 companies against the ropes. But this week we’re trying something new, taking a close look at technologies on their way out. First up, the QR Code, a concept that was always more flash than bang. The BasicsIn 1994, Denso Corporation created the Quick Response (QR) Code, a 2-dimensional square barcode. It was more easily readable than traditional Universal Product Code (UPC) barcodes, was capable of storing a great deal more information, and its design was durable enough to be read through severe damage to a tag.For 15 years, the QR code lived a quiet life in factories and warehouses, but when camera-loaded, apps-enabled smartphones burst on the scene, advertisers saw an opportunity. Businesses began embedding URLs in QR codes (and other 2-dimensional tags) so users could simply snap a picture of a tag and visit a website without having to type in the address. Clever marketers exploited the QR Code’s extended data storage, filling extra space with custom colored images and text. Microsoft even launched a competing product, which is usually a sign that a technology has arrived.The Problems Missing Data Used properly, QR codes make it very easy to segment customers and campaigns. For example, a real estate agent might use different QR Codes in her print campaigns and yard signs, so clicks on different tags would show her which medium is driving interest. Unfortunately, since QR Codes usually launch a Web browser, the agent won’t get access to the most critical piece of information – the prospect’s phone number.This is a shame, since by definition, everyone who snaps a QR Code is holding a live, connected cell phone and interested enough to engage. A simple, low-tech “Text this code to this number for more information” message would be accessible to a far greater number of prospects and create a workable lead with valid contact info.To be fair, a QR code can also be configured to send a text message on scan, but manual text messaging has several advantages. Many users find auto-launch texting jarring and intrusive, and only a subset of phone users have compatible handsets. Better Technologies: Perhaps the flashiest replacement for QR Codes is Augmented Reality (AR), which overlays artificial reality on a backdrop of the real world. As I have pointed out, AR holds more promise than QR codes because it can provide immersive environments in a current context, takes up no space in print media and can be applied retroactively to existing assets.Near Field Communications (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) are two very different but functionally similar technologies with strong futures. Unlike QR Codes, NFC and RFID do not require line-of-sight, and they have massive industry backing. RFID chips are already showing up in everything from US passports to tennis shoes, and the list of NFC-enabled cell phones continues to grow.The Retro Voice Option: Led by the iPhone’s Siri, faster processors are putting a new twist on the old pastime of talking into your phone. Speaking the name of a company or person into your phone is a lot easier than typing in a URL. Plus, a voice-activated search can provide lots more information than a directed click of a link or tag.The PrognosisSo, if not all users have smartphones, not all smartphones can process QR codes and not all users of capable smartphones bother to scan the codes, what do QR codes really bring to the party?Over the next few years, marketers will begin to target QR codes more effectively, but without simpler client tools and much better awareness, it’s likely that texting, speech-based searches and alternative scanning technologies will win out. It won’t be long until QR Codes return to their industrial roots where their comparatively low cost make them more appealing than RFID chips.Can This Technology Be Saved?Probably not. It isn’t worth the effort. Without a major corporate backer, who has a real stake in the survival of the standard in commercial advertising?Company Deathwatch HistoryFor an update on our baker’s dozen of company Deathwatches, check out ReadWriteWeb DeathWath Update: The Unlucky 13.Puzzle image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#advertising#Deathwatch#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair cormac foster User Error: For most users, scanning QR codes isn’t all that easy. Many smartphones still require users to download a custom code reading app. The odds that the average user will do so when presented with a code to scan are pretty minimal. The chances the same user will go back home and download the app later? Even for users with an integrated QR code reader, the process still isn’t sufficiently automated. On my Android phone, the process involves five steps, the fourth of which is completely unintuitive.Open the Camera app.Take a picture of the code.Open the picture.Click “Share”Click “Decode QR Code”Code processing will be easy enough for mass consumption the day every phone’s camera auto-senses a code and prompts the user to autoload a link, and not a moment before.Programming Error: Like most technologies looking for a reason to exist, QR codes are completely misunderstood by marketers trying to shoehorn the “next big thing” into places it shouldn’t go. I’ve seen QR codes on roadside billboards (dangerous), athletes’ butts (tricky and awkward), and – my favorite – in email signatures or on Web pages in which the user could just click on a text link. For every sensible use of a QR code (for example, subway advertisements or bus shelters), there’s a really dumb one that just makes marketers look silly.last_img read more

first_imgSpecs and SizeThe majority of cameras breaking onto the scene are either photo-first with a decent video function, or video-first with a somewhat usable stills feature. The Sigma fp seeks to change that by offering the best of both worlds. For photography, it provides a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 megapixels and an ISO range of 100-25600. The images will be captured in 14-bit raw in the DNG format (similar to the Pocket 4K’s still function), and of course, you can capture jpegs.It can record 4K video at 24fps, 12-bit Cinema DNG Raw (though this does require an external capture device through the USB 3.1 connection). As the camera is touted to be for “everyone,” it also allows you to record in the MP4 all-intra format (for those who aren’t looking to upkeep large file sizes for simple vlogs and online content). And as for it being for everyone, for content creators on the go, it comes with a built-in “teal and orange” color grade profile. (Yeah, I don’t know how to feel about that either.)I’ve been quietly poking fun at how the Pocket 4K is anything but pocket, but the size of the fp has stolen that crown. Sigma is boasting that the fp is the smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor. It sits at 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and bodyweight of 370g (without a battery or memory card). The fp is also wholly dust-proof and splash-proof, allowing users to film or photograph in the rain (although I don’t recommend taking it for a dip in the pool).With those specs, Sigma certainly does have a pocket cinema camera on their hands. On the flip side, as you can see in the teaser video, this camera is also fully customizable. You can take it from a pocket stills camera to a full-fledged cinema camera.The fp ships with the Leica L-mount, which isn’t unusual because Sigma (along with Panasonic) formed an alliance with Leica in 2018 — known as the L-Mount Alliance. Sigma currently has 14 L-mount lenses on the market, but you can also acquire the MC-21 adapter for EF lenses and Cine-lenses. If there’s one issue that smaller cameras encounter when recording lengthy video at a high-data-rate, it’s overheating.It looks like that Sigma has taken inspiration from popular cinema cameras on the market:Designed and inspired by those used on professional cinema cameras, a large-size heat sink is mounted between the LCD and camera body. Combined with a heat dissipation coating applied to the outer surface, the SIGMA fp achieves highly effective heat dissipation. It prevents overheating at high temperatures or in long hours of use.While I will always reserve judgment until I have the camera in my hand, it does seem like this may be the MacGyver of the camera world.Cine Mode UIWith cameras like the GH5 or the Canon 5D, when switching to the video mode, you’re still operating from the photography menu, which can make switching settings a little cumbersome. The Sigma fp has a primary switch on the top of the camera that takes you from photography to cinema function; they have stated it will completely alter the UI and offer a menu system similar to cinema cameras. It will switch the shutter speed to shutter angle and display waveform and color information — even zebra patterning,At the flick of a special switch, it can move back and forth between the two modes. This presents a new shooting experience that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional cameras that are designed either for stills or videos.One of the most interesting tidbits from their site is the inclusion of the “director’s viewfinder” feature. They state that the Sigma fp has a function that allows the filmmaker to simulate different fields of view and image look depending on the cinema camera. From the ARRI Alexa LF to the RED Monstro 8K. I’m not too sure how this is going to work, but I’m excited to see how this function performs on such a small device.I’m always somewhat cautious when a new camera enters the scene, especially when it’s supposedly for everyone and can do everything. That often means the camera is not exceptional in any particular area but, rather, average in them all — but this camera does seem promising. There’s currently no price nor official release date other than “later this year,” and, of course, it’s not uncommon to see features added or scaled back closer to release, but we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with any news regarding the Sigma fp.Press ReleaseSIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “SIGMA fp,” the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.Regardless of the differences in shooting scenes and styles or genre boundaries between stills and videos, this new camera is set to expand the freedom and possibilities in image shooting and art creation further than ever before. A “pocketable full-frame” camera: SIGMA fp, is now available.*As of July, 2019.SIGMA’s take on an entirely new system camera. The world’s smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” camera is here.The environment that surrounds shooting and art creation is undergoing radical changes. In this day and age when one user may have both a high-performance interchangeable lens camera and a smartphone camera, using them flexibly according to specific purposes and settings, SIGMA stopped and questioned the inherent value of a digital camera.As a result, SIGMA set itself to develop a user-oriented digital camera that reflected the idea of “how a camera can be” in a more flexible and true-to-life manner, without conforming to manufacturers’ ideas of camera-centric categories and hierarchy.Pocketable full-frame │ Impressive portability and powerThe “smallest and lightest body possible” with which one can express their creative ideas whenever they want, combined with a “full-frame sensor” that is suitable for serious occasions without compromising on image quality, and “superb build quality” that makes the camera the perfect linchpin of a high-performance lens system.Scalable │ Versatile scalabilityAn “open and liberal system” that allows one to pair the camera with lenses and accessories, whether from SIGMA or other brands, using a variety of attachments, complete with “versatile scalability” that makes the camera adaptable to any scenes.Seamless │ Full-fledged, liberating shooting functionsA “highly intuitive UI” that allows one to move between full-fledged still and cine shooting modes with just one finger, making for a “seamless and truly creative tool” that goes beyond style and genre differences.Making it a top priority to realize these three concepts all at once and without requiring any trade-offs, SIGMA selected only the elements and mechanisms that were truly needed with no compromise to create the SIGMA fp as the embodiment of an “entirely new digital camera that SIGMA can offer to the world right now.”It’s a camera body that changes its configuration with great flexibility centered around the user. It’s a tool that gives the user the joy of a new camera life that they themselves are yet to discover. It’s a new system camera that will overturn the paradigm of “digital cameras.”The SIGMA fp is here to broaden the potential of “image shooting” ad infinitum.World’s smallest and lightest full-frame cameraWith overall dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, without battery and card, the SIGMA fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera*. It employs a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels for high-quality images.Covered on the front and back sides with die-cast aluminum alloy for its superior robustness and thermal conductivity, the compact body of the SIGMA fp is built with a signature heat sink structure and sealing on 42 points for a dust- and splash-proof structure, making it a perfect camera to use for long hours under all types of environments. With its small body and great adaptability, the SIGMA fp enhances the joy of full-frame image quality, no matter what one’s shooting settings may be.*As of July, 2019.Electronic shutter for a variety of settings“Able to shoot whenever you want, wherever you want”―to realize this concept, the SIGMA fp incorporates a construction without a mechanical shutter for quiet shooting. This allows shooting without worrying about noise in a situation where one would have hesitated with a conventional camera because of its shutter sound. It gives no shutter shock even when shooting in quick succession at a frame rate of 18 frames/sec. eliminating even the tiniest shakes.In addition, the absence of a mechanical shutter, whose performance level can change through continuous operation, means that the SIGMA fp is a camera with improved reliability.Superior options in artistic picture & video creationsThe SIGMA fp is a frontrunner in incorporating functions that help exploring the photographic and cinematic creations.For instance, in addition to a number of different color modes, the SIGMA fp has newly introduced the “Teal and Orange” mode, inspired by the color grading technique commonly used in Hollywood films. Each mode has a slider that enables adjustment of the strength of the effects to apply, providing even greater control in one’s creations.The SIGMA fp is the first SIGMA camera to employ a tone curve adjustment function in addition to “Fill Light”, a special adjustment function of SIGMA Photo Pro, and they are both available in-camera. It has also newly introduced “TONE” and “COLOR” buttons for a quick access to each of the tone control and color mode menus. With these enhanced functions and a variety of operation elements, the SIGMA fp makes it simple and easy to create an image, in-camera with great details, be it still or video.Advanced picture & video generating functionsThe SIGMA fp employs a number of advanced technologies for image and video generation.The Auto HDR function takes advantage of an electronic shutter to take multiple pictures of different exposures (3 frames for still photography and 2 frames for video) at once, which can then be merged into a single picture or video with a great dynamic range that could not have been achieved in normal shooting.The Cinemagraph function, meanwhile, achieves a hybrid between still photography and video in the form of animated GIFs in which parts of a still image keep moving. With this function, the SIGMA fp is capable of creating Cinemagraphs in-camera.Note: The Auto HDR function in the Cine mode and the Cinemagraph function are to become available via firmware update scheduled at a later date.L-MountThe SIGMA fp uses the L-Mount*, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. For interchangeable lenses, in addition to the wide-ranging choices of SIGMA lenses, other manufacturers’ lenses can also be an option through the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera AG and Panasonic Corporation. With the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21, SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount lenses can be used, making the best out of one’s lens investment.*The L-Mount Trademark is a registered Trademark of Leica Camera AG.Supports full-fledged video productionFor raw video data, the SIGMA fp supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording. With 4K UHD/24fps recording, it produces video data that can be used even in filmmaking. It also supports ALL-I recording which is optimal for editing H.264 compressed videos.For video output, it uses USB3.1(GEN1), which allows a smooth data transmission to an external recording unit. As it also supports cinema camera-like user interfaces, the SIGMA fp is a camera that can be taken straight to video production settings.Note: The feature of playing CinemaDNG footages in-camera is to become available via firmware update scheduled at a later date.Seamless transition between Still and Cine modesGoing from the Still mode to the Cine mode at the flip of a switch. Each mode comes with a specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.For more about other features, please refer to the linkAll images via Sigma.Looking for more film and video coverage? Check out these posts.What is Medium Format and Why You Want it for Your Next CameraThe Teradek RT System: A Positive Change in Focus PullingNLE Showdown: DaVinci Resolve vs. Adobe Premiere Pro — The CostCanon Announces an Affordable Full-Frame 24-240mm All-in-one Zoom LensProduction Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on Set Sigma has announced a new mirrorless, full-frame, pocketable, and fully customizable fp camera for both stills and cinema.While Sigma is widely known for its lenses, this wouldn’t be Sigma’s first entry into the digital camera scene. In 2011, they released the $10,000 Sigma SD1, and in 2016 they released two mirrorless cameras: the SD Quattro and SD Quattro H. Although the majority of their systems have fallen flat with both amateur and professional photographers. The fp, however, looks to change that. Sigma’s website has currently crashed under the weight of the breaking news, so I’ve included the press release at the bottom of this article, but here are some of the notable video features that caught my attention.last_img read more

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first_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has emphasised the importance of public/private partnerships to transform the education sector. Mr. Green hailed the opening of the eye clinic and training centre as a step in the right direction, noting that this signifies the power of partnership in the development of the nation. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has emphasised the importance of public/private partnerships to transform the education sector.According to the State Minister, while the Government continues to institute measures to improve education, collaboration is needed to amplify those efforts.“When it comes to health and education, no one group, no one person, no one entity can get the job done. We all have to pull together. The Government, private sector, NGOs, community and of course the church, have been doing yeoman service  in the area of healthcare and education and continue along that path,” he noted.The State Minister was speaking at the dedication of an eye clinic and training centre at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth, on January 30.Mr. Green hailed the opening of the eye clinic and training centre as a step in the right direction, noting that this signifies the power of partnership in the development of the nation.He also lauded the Catholic Church for its contribution to Jamaica in the areas of education and healthcare.“We know that eye care is one of those areas that is tremendously costly. A lot of our residents are unable to afford it oftentimes. So this project, which brings accessibility and removes the cost factor, is something to be applauded and I acknowledge the work of the Catholic Church in this vineyard as you continue to do what is the work of the Lord,” Mr. Green said.The eye clinic and training centre were constructed with the assistance of the Diocese of Poland and Food for the Poor.The eye clinic complements a health clinic that has been in operation at the Holy Spirit Church for eight years.The training centre, which boasts three classrooms and an auditorium, will serve the Maggotty community in the areas of skills training and literacy development. The training centre, which boasts three classrooms and an auditorium, will serve the Maggotty community in the areas of skills training and literacy development. last_img read more

first_imgzoom Tourism and hospitality group Crystalbrook Collection is to buy the Reef Marina in Port Douglas and invest AUD 100 million to expand the site to tap into the booming superyacht market, according to the Queensland Government.The expansion of the Marina, to be known as Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, is set to include an additional 24 berths to the existing 132 berths and able to accommodate superyachts of up to 50 metres in length.It includes construction of a luxury waterfront five star hotel, 50 premium residences and retail complex expected to commence in mid-2018.Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the announcement was encouraging for investment in Port Douglas and Far North Queensland, adding that the move “demonstrates confidence in the tourism industry in Far North Queensland.”“It is also timely, considering the development of the Palaszczuk Government’s new superyacht strategy which I announced in August,” Pitt said.Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the move was a further show of investor confidence in Queensland’s AUD 25 billion tourism industry.“This announcement adds yet another project to the strong investment pipeline poised to deliver more than $14 billion statewide in new tourism product and access infrastructure across the state,” Jones said.last_img read more