SMC student receives LGBTQ alumni club scholarship

first_imgSaint Mary’s junior Morgan Haney is one of the recipients of a scholarship from the Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s (GALA). The mission of GALA is to create a future where no one is discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Haney said in an email that the scholarship award is offered to LGBT students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s.“GALA ND/SMC, the Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae Association of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, offers a scholarship for current Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) undergraduate students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s,” she said. “I believe it started in 2015 as this is the third time it has been awarded to students.”Haney said the scholarship provides financial support to students who identify as LGBT, thanks to the contributions of the donors of GALA.“The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance and support to full-time undergraduate students who identify within the LGBTQ community,” she said. “This scholarship is funded by the monetary contributions from GALA members and friends.” Haney said the scholarship assists recipients financially, which then allows them to positively impact their campus communities. “The intention is that this scholarship will assist the recipients with reducing the financial costs incurred while pursuing their education as well as allow them to make a positive impact at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and/or the South Bend community, as LGBT students often face barriers in their education that other students may not,” she said.Haney said organizations such as PRISM and SAGA are proof of the great strides Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s have made towards accepting LGBT students —however, there is a still a long way to go. “A feeling of belonging and acceptance is always a challenge LGBT students face across the campuses,” she said.Haney said she is working on a community service project to teach life skills to LGBT youth in the South Bend area.“My community service project is to create a workshop teaching life skills for the LGBT Center,” she said. “Some of the curriculum I would like to include would be budgeting, getting insurance, and finding resources/organizations in the South Bend area.”Haney said her ambition comes from fellow LGBT youth who have become homeless as a result of coming out to their families. Haney became self-supportive at age 19 after coming out to her family, and she said her personal involvement is the driving force behind her mission to provide resources to local LGBT youth.“I personally wanted to provide resources and assistance to LGBT youth who have found themselves homeless as a result of their sexual orientation,” she said. “Coming out to family does not always go well and many LGBT youth face rejection. I, myself, had to become self-supportive at the age of 19 as a result of coming out to family. I want don’t want other LGBT youth to feel the fear and isolation that I felt.”Haney said her future plans include graduating early and pursuing a Ph.D. at Northwestern University.“As for future plans, I will be graduating a semester early, so the fall of 2017,” she said. “My goal is to get into the JD-Ph.D. program at Northwestern and study forensic psychology.”Haney said she would also like to encourage more clubs to host all-age LGBT events, as at these events, Haney was able to meet new people and feel more accepted in the community. “I am not a member of SAGA at Saint Mary’s, but I know they have worked really hard to put on events and panels to help spread acceptance,” she said. “I think it would be beneficial to spread the LGBT events that go on in South Bend. South Bend is a unique place, as there are fun social events people can go to put on by the LGBT community. There are GGB events, Gorilla Gay Bar, once a month for those who are 21 and older. There are drag shows every Saturday. SAGA can’t advertise events due to campus rules, but maybe Saint Mary’s could work with South Bend organizations to start having more all-ages events. “Once I started going to those events, I found wonderful people that made me feel personally accepted.” Tags: GALA, LGBTQ, scholarshiplast_img read more

State nears 40,000 positive covid-19 cases

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 839 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend.  A total of 39,909 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 348,391 tests have been reported to ISDH at an 11.5% positive rate and 26 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,240 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 179 cases and 22 deaths reported. Decatur County has a total of 237 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 120 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 109 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img read more

Another Living Fossil Challenges Darwinian Explanations

first_img(Visited 894 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The excuses that Darwinists make up for evidence against their theory need to be exposed and shamed.Some rare beetles have been found in Burmese amber 99 million Darwin Years old, according to Phys.org. The Chinese discoverers are calling them “living fossils” — organisms that show no evolution over vast stretches of time. Any living fossil should be an embarrassment to Darwinians, but masters of storytelling that they are, they know how to convince the unsuspecting populace into thinking that living fossils actually support Darwinian evolution. It’s up to perceptive readers to not let them get away with it.The DataHere are the facts:  In Burmese amber, two specimens of Clambidae beetles have been found. They belong to a small order of polyphagan beetles consisting of two families that live in isolated parts of Indonesia, Australia and South America. The beetles are preserved in exquisite detail down to the tiny leg hairs. Measuring only 0.7 to 2.0 millimeters in length, these beetles typically live in leaf litter and rotting wood.The ConfessionsHere are the indications that these fossils should be problematic for Darwinian beliefs:There is no evolution in spite of the vast time period alleged.The fossil specimens are identical to living species, in spite of being dated at 99 million years old.“Both species are extremely morphologically close to their living counterparts, and can be placed in extant genera.““The discovery of two Cretaceous species from northern Myanmar indicates that both genera had lengthy evolutionary histories, originating at least by the earliest Cenomanian, and were probably more widespread than at present.”The SpinGiven these problems, Darwinians should have their work cut out for them explaining the stasis in these fossils. How do they mask the blushing on their faces? They use Darwin-Brand Theater Makeup, clear their throats, and proclaim, “Two tiny beetle fossils offer evolution and biogeography clues.” Whatever the clues (even if the Darwinians are clueless), they are evolutionary—always evolutionary. But no evolution occurred! Watch the masters of disaster at work with their slick chicanery:It is well-known that living fossils exhibit stasis over geologically long time scales. Examples are the panda and ginkgo. Now, two tiny beetles trapped in 99-million-year-old amber may join this group.Passive voice is the last refuge of scoundrels. “Is is well-known” — by whom? You and me? This semantic trick allows them to sweep everyone into their web of belief where every falsifying anomaly can be explained away by simple assertion. They have just turned a well-known fact against Darwinism into a claim for Darwinism! How brash can one get? Think about this. If Darwinian evolution is some inexorable process that changes everything over time, and has the power to turn bacteria into biologists, why is it “well-known” that “living fossils exhibit stasis?”The origin and early evolutionary history of polyphagan beetles have been largely based on evidence from the derived and diverse core polyphaga, whereas little is known about the species-poor basal polyphagan lineages, which include Clambidae and four other extant families.It’s never just history. It’s always “evolutionary history.” Same with origin; it’s always evolutionary origin. But there was no evolution! These fossil beetles look identical to living ones.They are important for understanding the early evolution and biogeography of the family and even for polyphagan beetles.Who wants to understand early evolution? Do you? The statement implies that they certainly don’t. The evidence implies that they don’t, either. Propagandists can sweeten their lies by adding words like “biogeography” to the difficult words like “evolution.” Everybody likes biogeography. A teaspoon of biogeography makes the evolution go down.The discovery of two Cretaceous species from northern Myanmar indicates that both genera had lengthy evolutionary histories, originating at least by the earliest Cenomanian, and were probably more widespread than at present.Circular reasoning here: using evolution belief to assert evolutionary belief. There are no “lengthy evolutionary histories” indicated by these fossils. They just appear in a piece of amber from the ground. The evolutionist picks up the amber from the ground in 2019, not millions of years ago. He uses it like a divination tool, imagining a long-lost history he never saw. He sees two bugs in a piece of hardened sap in his hand, and divines that they “were probably more widespread than at present.” On what basis?Remarkable morphological similarities between fossil and living species suggest that both genera changed little over long periods of geological time, which is usually considered to be a feature of living fossils.One redeeming feature of this article is its illustration of how to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. No evolution is evident. Isn’t that a problem? No; that’s simply a “feature of living fossils,” he announces. Like software salesmen say, ‘It’s not a bug; it’s a feature.’ Well, yes, but he should be crying about that, not celebrating it. Note also that it is “usually considered” that way – more passive voice trickery.The long-term persistence of similar mesic microhabitats such as leaf litter may account for the 99-million-year morphological stasis in Acalyptomerus and Sphaerothorax.Here they offer an explanation that should, in principle, be testable: all living fossils should live in similar microhabitats, so that they can escape evolving. This sounds reasonable when you don’t think about it. It fails as an excuse, though. (1) Living fossils inhabit all possible habitats. (2) Everything is supposed to evolve in its habitat anyway, not stay the same. (3) Other organisms live in leaf litter that did not become living fossils.Here’s the upshot: evolutionists cannot abide their own theory. Things should change over time, especially over millions of years, but these beetles did not. Stasis is not a prediction of Darwinism. It is falsification of Darwinism. So rather than admit their theory is false, they spin-doctor everything to make out sound like this is not a bug; it’s a feature. If people catch on to what is going on in biological science these days, all the king’s hordes and all the king’s yes-men won’t be able to put Humpty Darwin back together again.Humpty Darwin sits on a wall of foam bricks held together by decayed mortar. Cartoon by Brett Miller commissioned for CEH. All rights reserved. Note: Living Fossils brick is outside the frame.last_img read more

SowetoTV goes on air

first_imgThe station has been granted a licence to broadcast for a full year by the Independent Communications Authority (Icasa), an achievement the station’s management and staff consider a victory for both themselves and the township at large.“This television station will make South Africa proud. It’s a creation of the people of Soweto for the people of Soweto,” SowetoTV’s secretary, Meshack Mosiya, said at the launch of the station on 1 July.The television station, which occupies two classrooms at the school, will offer community-oriented content, such as documentaries on social issues, as well as programming about music, poetry, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.Run largely by volunteers, SowetoTV first broadcast in July 2005 for eight hours a day for a month, with a second one-month run taking place in December 2006.SowetoTV chief executive, Tshepo Thafeng, said the idea to start a community television station was hatched in 2000, and the station had encountered “ups and downs” until Icasa issued a licence to broadcast for a month in 2005.He hoped that over the coming year, the station would develop into a fully commercial enterprise.“The main objective of the station is to educate, inform and entertain the people of Soweto. It will be the voice of the voiceless covering issues that affect the people of Soweto,” Thafeng said.Mosiya said various organisations had chipped in with much-needed help to make the station a success, particularly Urban Brew Studios, which provided essential technical support.“The station will benefit the people of Soweto in many ways. It will also create job avenues for the youth of Soweto and it will develop skills in television broadcasting and in fields such as music and other performing arts,” Mosiya said.It was not set up to compete with broadcasters like the SABC or e.tv, but was meant to complement these stations, according to Mosiya. “We actually need their support to make this community station a success.”The station is available across Soweto on the UHF, bang after the e.tv frequency. However, the signal in some parts of the township, like Mofolo, Phiri and Dobsonville, was weak on Sunday.Deon Botha, the advertising sales manager, said the technical team would work flat out on Monday to rectify this.“Our technical team will identify all those areas in Soweto where the signal is weak and we hope all areas in Soweto will receive a clear signal,” he said.last_img read more

Caregiving – Just Not Enough Time

first_imgPutting objectives in their place was a suggestion from another caregiver. She has special places for things like her purse, keys, medicines, medical folder, phone numbers, pass words for websites, etc. This way she spends less time searching for items. I discovered that I was wasting time looking for things so I am attempting to declutter, organize and to put things away where they belong. I realize this isn’t easy but taking the time to do it now will save me time in the long run. I guess I’ll have to add this to my “to do” list. Be realistic about what I can and can’t do. This includes saying no to requests from others for things I know I can’t do or don’t want to do (including requests from other family members). I have a tendency to underestimate how much time it takes to get things done and then become stressed. So I am trying to be more realistic about how much time it takes to do things and to only do the things that are high priorities.Be aware of distractions—this is a hard one. If I hear my phone ping I’m off to see who texted me and then end up spending time looking at messages or postings on Facebook. This can be a time waster. Take a few minutes and think about what distraction might be your time waster and how you can take control of it. One way I take control of my phone is to turn off the sound and then look at it only a couple of times a day. Spend some time thinking about your time wasters.I’ve shared a couple strategies to manage your time and I hope they are helpful to you. I’m hoping many of you will share your time wasters and how you have taken control of them. Also please share tricks or tips you have for saving time. I know I’d like to learn other ways to use my time better.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on September 25, 2015. Blog post written by Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionCaregiving is only one part of my life and at times the other parts of my life need attention or should I say demand my time. As a caregiver, I just don’t seem to have enough time to get everything done. It’s like being on a treadmill or going round and round on a hamster wheel in a cage. So what can I do? The reality is that there are only 24 hours in a day and I do need to take some time for myself or I’m not good for anything or anyone. That means I need to get sleep every night, spend time exercising and do enjoyable things.I’m more energized when I do things I like such as read a book for a few minutes, watch my favorite TV show or take a bubble bath. Being energized enables me to get a lot more done in a shorter period of time. When I take care of myself I’m more positive which helps me deal with the unexpected or difficult things that the day may bring. In reading lots of different time management articles and books, the following strategies are the ones most helpful to me.Keep a log for a few days to see exactly where your time is spent. You may be surprised to find out how efficient you are but you might also discover some time wasters. You’ll also note how often you are multi-tasking. I found preparing dinner includes much more than fixing the meal—it includes unloading the dishwasher, reading the mail or Facebook, and talking with my spouse or children.center_img Use a “to do” list. I love to mark off completed tasks on my “to do” list. Sometimes I put things on it that I know I can mark off right away. It makes me feel better and gives me a sense of accomplishment to see all those marked off items. Another trick I use with my “to do” list is to identify which items are most critical to do versus those that would be nice to do. This way I can focus on the most important items first. Sometimes I find an item on my list that is large and has multiple steps. I play games with myself and list each step as a “to do” task. This helps me see that I’m making progress on completing the larger task.last_img read more

5 Ways to Improve Your Cinematography Right Now!

first_img Tip #3: Understand shooting methods.There are several shooting methods that you should be aware of, such as Master Scene, Freeform, In-One, Overlapping, Montage, Coverage and Point-of-View. For instance, we see more and more films taking on the freeform style of cinematography, or what many call the documentary style of filmmaking. Now, if you were working on a film that called for this type of method, you would know exactly what to call it and how to shoot it.As you see, having a base knowledge of each one of these methods will help to ensure that you get the most out of each scene. So if you find yourself in a situation where your director wants to run and gun, like Michael Mann does, then you’ll know exactly how to handle that scene and what method to use. Let’s put aside the camera loadouts and other gear setups and just focus on knowledge-based cinematography tips.We talk about cinematography all the time here at The Beat, however these discussions usually revolve around camera loadouts and other gear. So we thought it was high time to put all of that aside and give you five non-gear related tips that will help improve your cinematography.All of the tips we are going to give you today are things that you would learn in the lecture side of a cinematography class. Do you have to go to film school to really learn these tips? No way! There are a ton of great resources out there for you to check out. Let’s list just a few before we get started.Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors: 2nd Edition by Blain BrownFilm Production Technique: Creating the Accomplished Image by Bruce MamerCinematography: Third Edition by Kris Malkiewicz & M. David Mullen ASCEach one of the books above have been used in various cinematography classes around the world. Luckily you don’t have to actually take one of those classes to get your hands on them. The two “Cinematography” books wont run you much, however Film Production Techniques is a little pricey, but its knowledge base is fantastic. Now enough wasting time… On with the tips!Tip #1: Cinema is a language. Learn it!As a cinematographer, you, like the director, are a storyteller and you tell your story through the language of motion. Now, this motion has a specific vocabulary and in that vocabulary there exist specific sub-languages such as composition, point-of-view, continuity, movement, design, lighting and lens. As a cinematographer, you should learn each one of these sub-languages. What we mean by this is you should gain a knowledge base of the concepts and terms of each.Having this type of knowledge can make a world of difference, especially when working with on a professional set. Because if you understand sub-language like movement you can take an ordinary static shot, turn it on its head with movement, and make it dramatic.  Tip #2: The knowledge bases of Cinematographers and Directors overlap.Now that you know your language, let’s expand that knowledge base. If you really want to be a successful cinematographer, then you need to know your director. Not just who the director is or how they work, but the knowledge base they work from. Just like you, a director has a language and sub-languages, many of which overlap with your own. And one thing is for sure — you both have a singular goal. That goal is telling a story with a camera.By knowing your director and understanding what he or she wants (through the concepts and terms they use), you can make things so much easier for yourself and the crew. For instance, because of his knowledge of exactly what Steven Spielberg wanted, cinematographer Allen Daviau was able to visually construct the famous “ride in the sky” scene from Steven’s storyboards to the film negative in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.  Tip #5: Learn the art of light and color. You must learn the art of light and color. Not only does light help to make your scene visible, it conveys a certain mood about that scene. Having a scene with a lot of dark contrast is going to elicit a specific emotion from your audience, so, again, use this to help sell the narrative.Then if you add color to your lighting, you can take your composition and visual metaphor to the next level. You’ll find high contrast lighting and color in every one of Nicolas Winding Refn’s films. He uses them to craft a mood. Whether it’s using the color of red to convey fear and hate, or the color blue to convey innocence and naiveté, he uses these colors in conjunction with the lighting to generate an emotional theme and response.This footage from Shutterstock shows us another good example of using light and color to tell a story. As you can see in the footage you eye is probably drawn to two distinct points in the frame: The clouds in the upper left and the building the the lower right. This is for multiple reasons including contrast, opposite colors, and differentiating lightness values.center_img  Tip #4: Grasp visual organization and compositional rules.To take your cinematography game to the next level, you always need to be aware of organization and the rules of composition. Whenever you are on location and you are ready to film, be aware of horizon lines, vanishing points, and even the lines created by a row of buildings. These natural lines in the world are all around us can be used to visually organize your composition. Use them to your advantage.In addition to natural lines, be aware and grasp the concept of compositional rules. For instance having knowledge of rules such as positive and negative space or the rule of thirds will help to keep your compositions balanced and visually interesting. There was no better master at visual organization than Stanley Kubrick, who used the natural lines of the world to his advantage constantly.This stock footage from Shutterstock is another great example of organizational and composition rules. Note how the leading lines of both the glass pyramid and the sidewalk lead your eye to the front door of the Louve. Want more content on cinematography? Of course you do! Check out these articles from PremiumBeat.Is the AJA CION the Biggest Bust in Modern Filmmaking?Just How Expensive Are Real Cinema Lenses?Choosing Between The Blackmagic URSA and URSA MiniDo you know any other must-know cinematography tips? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more

Fujifilm Announces X-T2 Camera with 4K Video

first_imgFujifilm announces the new X-T2 Camera with 4K shooting capabilities, film simulation, improved tracking abilities, and more.Image via FujifilmStarting at $1,600, Fujifilm’s versatile new mirrorless camera surpasses the previous X-T1 with more megapixels, 4K recording capability, improved AF, and the X Processor Pro. The camera’s sensor has a native sensitivity range of ISO 200-12800 that can be bumped up to 51200. The X-T2 uses a 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor adding eight megapixels to the X-T1’s 16.3 MP sensor. This improvement in image quality in photography and video is a huge step up with the high ISO sensitivity, low noise level, and new sensor.Image via Fujifilm The FUJIFILM X-T2 captures approx. 1.8x the required number of pixels for 4K video (4K/30P, 25P, 24P) and 2.4x the required data for full HD video (1080/60P, 50P, 24P) to deliver superior movie quality free from moiré or artifacts. It also supports the high bit rate of 100Mbps. — FujifilmThe body of the camera is bigger and has a better grip, plus raised dials that help photographers handle the camera in a more comfortable fashion. On top of the accessible handling, the camera is housed in a weather-sealed body, keeping the elements at bay on your next shoot. The X-T2 also has built-in Wi-Fi, cutting down the process of uploading pictures to your phone, Instagram, and Facebook. With yesterday’s announcement, Fujifilm released a short film made entirely on the X-T2, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made. As far as AF goes, the camera’s detection area has grown by 230% with up to 325 focus points. Eye detection and face detection are among the new AF features, automatically distinguishing facial features to improve focus capability.Image via FujifilmThe cameras “joystick” can change the focus area by moving left, right, up, down and diagonally covering a wide area of focus after establishing your image.Image via FujifilmThe X-T2’s improved viewfinder has a 0.77x magnification ratio:The 2.36-million-dot high-resolution organic EL electronic viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.77x, a horizontal viewing angle of 31 degrees, and a display time lag of just 0.005 seconds. The viewfinder, which is 2 times brighter than the previous model, also features an automatic brightness adjustment function so it’s easy to see in all conditions – even intense backlighting. It completely eliminates moiré or false colors, and boasts performance comparable to an optical viewfinder, but with the added advantage of displaying a live view that reflects exposure settings. — FujifilmAnother small change to the body comes from the rear LCD screen that can now swivel out to the right instead of only up and down like the X-T1. This could be beneficial when attempting to shoot difficult angles.Tech Specs24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III SensorX-Processor Pro Engine0.77x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD ScreenInternal UHD 4K Video & F-Log GammBuilt-In Wi-Fi Connectivity325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF SystemUp to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200Weather-Sealed Body; Two UHS-II SD SlotsFilm Simulation and Grain Effect ModesPrice: $1,600Release Date: September 2016Got any thoughts on Fujifilm’s new X-T2? Share them in the comments below.last_img read more

Best Video Drones Under $1000

first_imgRemovable gimbalHandheld stabilizerDJI Phantom 3 ($499 Standard, $799 Advanced, $999 Professional)Just because the Phantom 4 ($1199) is out doesn’t mean the DJI Phantom 3 is outdated by any means. From the 2.7K capabilities of the Standard, to the 4K capture of the Professional — the Phantom 3 line is bound to have everything you need.Here is a look at some Phantom 3 Professional 4K footage from Ronne VinkxThe DJI Phantom 3 specs range a bit based on the model of your choosing, but DJI offers a great comparison tool to help you find the right Phantom for you.Got your eye on a drone? Which one? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Video Recording ModesC4K: 4096×2160 24fps4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30fps2.7K: 2704×1520 24/25/30fpsFHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96fpsHD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps Removable gimbalHandheld stabilizerBackpack case with stabilizer attachment UPDATE: GoPro recalled to Karma drone for power failure during operation. The drone has been pulled from Best Buy shelves and the GoPro store.The GoPro Karma is great for shooters that already have a GoPro Hero4, since they can save on the initial costs. The drone is also compatible with the new Hero5 and Hero5 Session. It’s built for athletes and travelers, coming with a backpack the also doubles as a mount. The camera gimbal is removable, so you can attach it to the included handheld stabilizer. You can read much more about our thoughts on the GoPro Karma here.Here is a look at some GoPro Karma test footage from Brent Rose.GoPro Karma Specs: Max flight time ~ 20 minutesMax speed – 35 mphMax distance – 1.86 miles (3 km)Weight – 2.22 lbs (1006 g)Auto shot pathsCameraRequires GoPro Hero4, GoPro Hero5, or GoPro Hero5 Session Here are some of the best drones that can capture amazing footage without breaking the bank.Top image via ShutterstockFrom capturing over-the-head aerials, amazing dolly shots, or even some traditional camera moves, these drones offer great video options with prices that won’t bust your budget. All of the drones on this list have a price tag under $1000.DJI Mavic ($749 drone only, $999 with controller)The DJI Mavic is the newest drone on this list. The Mavic was so popular on launch, there are currently shipping delays — but everything should arrive in time for the holidays, if you’re looking to treat yourself. The drone is exciting because it collapses into a small and easy-to-carry mode. This is the first true drone for those shooters on the go. It can be controlled by a smart phone and hand gestures or with a dedicated controller. You can read more about the Mavic’s release here.Here is a look at DJI Mavic footage from Bokeh DigitalRev TVDJI Mavic Specs: Max flight time – 27 minutesMax speed – 40 mph (65 kph) in Sport modeMax distance – 8 miles (13 km, 0 wind)Weight – 1.62 lbs (734 g)Forward and downward vision systemsIntelligent flight modesCamera1/2.3” CMOS sensorFOV 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2 lensISO 100-3200 (video)Micro SD (max capacity of 64 GB)center_img Yuneec Typhoon 4K ($697, $899 with SteadyGrip)If the appeal of GoPro’s Karma system is the included handheld stabilizer, consider the Yuneec Typhoon 4K. The drone has a package that includes a SteadyGrip that works with the drone’s built-in camera and gimbal. Even with the camera, the Typhoon comes in cheaper than buying a GoPro Karma and Hero4 bundle.Here’s is a look at some Yuneec Typhoon 4K sample footage from Digital Trends.Yuneec Typhoon 4K Specs: Max flight time ~ 25 minutesMax speed – 17.9 mph (8m/s)Max distance – 0.5 miles (800m)Weight – 3.74 lbs (1700 g)Smart flight modesCamera1/2.3” CMOS sensorMicro SD (up to 128 GB) GoPro Karma ($799 without camera,  $999 with Hero4 Black) Video Recording ModesUHD 4K at 30fps2.7K at 30fps2.5K at 30fps1080p at 24/25/30/48/50/60/120fpslast_img read more

PBA: Bolts end 3-game slide, rip Picanto

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Canaleta made four 3-pointers while Baser Amer and Jared Dillinger had three triples each as Meralco shot 44% from downtown and 51% from the field overall.Dillinger finished with 13 points, including a 3-pointer that made it, 97-65, with 3:25 remaining.Kia was back to its old self after snapping a 16-game slide on Saturday at the expense of Rain or Shine.The Picanto played sloppy and just struggled to break the Bolts defense. they shot only 33% from the field and had 16 turnovers, six more than their assists total.Rashawn McCarthy scored 17 points for Kia, which stayed at the bottom of the standings with a 1-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH ‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco bounced back and whipped Kia, 105-76, to snap a three-game skid in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts pulled away in the second quarter, where they outscored the Picanto, 33-20.ADVERTISEMENT Niño Canaleta led the way for Meralco with 17 points, 12 of which came in the first half. The Bolts (2-3) got back on track after absorbing a 99-81 blowout loss at the hands of TNT on Sunday.“It was nice to see my players play with a lot more effort tonight and play with a little bit more purpose on defense right from the very start and it carried over the entire game,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just thought we just had so much effort and energy tonight than we displayed last game against Talk N’ Text and hopefully that will continue in the future games,” Black added.The Bolts limited the Picanto to below 20 points in each of the last three quarters while also hitting on all cylinders to break the game wide open. View commentslast_img read more

a month agoRochdale teen Luke Matheson staying grounded after Man Utd goal

first_imgRochdale teen Luke Matheson staying grounded after Man Utd goalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale teen Luke Matheson is staying grounded after scoring in their Carabao Cup shootout defeat at Manchester United.Matheson, 16, claimed his first career goal at Old Trafford to equalise and force United into a penalty shootout with League One Rochdale in the teams’ League Cup third round tie.”I don’t think you actually can in words,” he said. “But it’s a special, special night for me, the players, the coaching staff, the fans. I don’t think I can sum it up in words, the feeling, the celebration in the dressing room after was surreal. Something I’ve never experienced before and I don’t think I’ll ever experience again.”I’m going in tomorrow (to school) to make up for it when we’ve got a day off. Got a psychology exam, so can’t wait for that!”It’s gonna be nice, everyone coming up to me [at school] and saying, ‘ah, you scored against United’. Most of my best mates are United fans, I’ve not turned my phone on yet, I’m kind of dreading it! I don’t know what tomorrow will be like, I think I’m going go in a little bit later so I can get some rest.”My education is something I’m very fond of I and I love it. And Rochdale and the school have been so supportive of me with all that, so I love learning.”It’s what I want to do, because football’s not a guarantee, you never know what could happen. You could be the best player in the world but anything’s possible and it’s best to have that back up plan just in case.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more