Break into 4K with These 5 Cameras Under $1,000

first_imgTrying to jump into the 4K world without the 4K Budget? These five cameras will get you started without breaking the bank.Top Image via Shutterstock.4K footage opens up a whole new world when it comes to editing. It allows you to record full 4K for a 4K monitor, or it gives you a wide cropping range if you are editing in 1080p. In my opinion, 4K is the most useful when editing for a 1080p video. With 4K, you can change a wide shot into a medium shot, a two shot into a close up, or even use it for digital zooms without losing HD quality.With these reasonably priced cameras, 4K shooting and editing can become part of your workflow without taking too much out of your savings.(With a basic search, I was able to find these models at the listed prices from a number of different outlets. Do your research before you buy.)LUMIX G85 4KThe Lumix G85 is a mirrorless 4/3rd-sized DSLR from Panasonic’s G series. This camera features the ability to record 4K footage in both 24 and 30 fps, along with a splash-proof and dust-proof exterior to keep your camera safe while recording in rugged locations. An impressive attribute of this camera is its “post focus” mode, which allows you to take a one-second video that takes stills at 30 focus points in 4K — which you can adjust in post. The 16-megapixel sensor is not the best, but it still records quality 4K video for a fair price.Price: $999.99 including a 12-60mm lens.Sony A6300The Sony Alpha series includes some of the best cameras in the industry, such as the A7 or A7s. The A6300 is a bit lower on the scale, but it still records stunning footage with its 24.2MP sensor. The alpha series cameras are also famous for their fantastic low-light abilities, and this camera is no exception with an ISO range of up to 51200. Pairing this camera with a quality lens will be sure to bring you a 4K setup that will last you for years.Price: $898.00, body only. GoPro HERO6 BlackThe GoPro HERO6 Black is a camera with some impressive features for its low price. It boasts 4K with up to 60fps, which is perfect for creating marvelous slow motion videos without any of the choppiness that you would get from 24fps footage. The HERO6 also includes hands-free voice control, so you can start recording without pressing a button. Unfortunately, you aren’t going to be able to record any cinematic, shallow-depth-of-field shots on this camera, but it is a great companion for recording hard-to-get shots in extreme situations while maintaining 4K quality.Price: $499.99Panasonic Lumix G7The Lumix G7 is the predecessor to the G85 mentioned earlier, and while it’s an older model, this thing still holds its own against its modern competitors. Like the G85, it also has 24 and 30fps 4K recording, and a 16mp sensor. With a price under $600, the G7 is the best bang for your buck for the thriftiest 4K camera.Price: $597.99, including a 14-42mm lens.Olympus E-M10 Mark IIIWith the look of an old-school film camera, the EM-10 Mark III is a huge breakthrough for Olympus in the modern camera market. With a 16MP sensor and a tilting touch screen LCD display, this camera is a great, brand new 4K camera at a very affordable price.Price: $649.99, body onlyLooking for more resources on cameras or advice on camera accessories? Check out these articles:Gear and Accessories You Need for Travel Video and PhotographyWhat You Should Buy After You’ve Purchased a CameraLone Operator? Make Your Next Purchase a Motorized Sliderlast_img read more

Crop loan disbursement goes online in Rajasthan

first_imgAn initiative for online crop loan disbursement, launched here over the week-end, is set to extend a major support to farmers in the State, while the introduction of cooperative mobile ATMs will give them money at their doorstep. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the new facilities here while affirming his government’s commitment to farmers’ welfare.Mr. Gehlot had announced establishment of a ₹1,000 crore fund for farmers’ welfare in his Budget speech on Wednesday to pave the way for “ease of doing farmers”. While the fund will be utilised for getting remunerative prices for agricultural produces, natural farming will be promoted to reduce input costs and encourage traditional methods with an expenditure of ₹10 crore.‘Establish enterprises’Inaugurating the online disbursement facility, Mr. Gehlot called upon the farmers to go beyond farming and try to establish their own agriculture-based enterprises. He said the State government would support farmers in setting up food processing units, for which the requirement of land use change certificate would be waived.The Chief Minister announced that crop loans worth ₹16,000 crore would be disbursed this year, adding that the process for sanctioning fresh loans to farmers had started after their existing debts were waived.The State government will also open ‘Nandi Shala’ in every village panchayat to deal with the stray animal menace. Mr. Gehlot said there would be no shortage of seeds and fertilizers for both rabi and kharif crops and added that the new online system would simplify the process of distribution of loans and bring in transparency.last_img read more

PBL: HS Prannoy stars in Ahmedabad Smash Masters’ 4-3 win over Hyderabad Hunters

first_imgHS Prannoy’s performance was the highlight of the night as debutants Ahmedabad Smash Masters got the better of Hyderabad Hunters 4-3 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi on Friday.Ahmedabad’s Prannoy extended his winning streak to nine matches in the PBL by beating B. Sai Praneeth 15-10, 15-8. It was Ahmedabad’s ‘Trump Match’ and they got two points from the game, taking an unassailable 4-1 lead.Prannoy started in his usual flamboyant manner and took a lead of 6-2. But world No. 16 Praneeth did not let him off the hook so easily and overturned the deficit to take six straight points to lead at the interval.After the break, Prannoy got his act together and after initial exchange of points, won four straight points to race to a 14-10 lead. Praneeth delayed the inevitable by saving a game point but Prannoy took the next one to win the opening game 15-11.The current National champion was unstoppable in the second game as well and his combination of power smashes, deceptive drops and net play was too much for Praneeth to handle and he went down 8-15 to see his team go down 1-4 on points. This is Prannoy’s ninth win on the trot in the competition.Earlier, the mixed doubles pair of Kamilla Ryter Juhl and Lee Reginald beat Satwiksairaj and Pia Zebadiah 4-15, 15-12, 15-8 to give Ahmedabad a 1-0 lead.However, Lee Hyun II overcame Sourabh Verma 15-9, 15-11 to bring Hyderabad level 1-1.advertisementWomen’s singles World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying then tamed Rasika Raje 15-5, 15-6 to make it 2-1 for the western outfit.Prannoy then took the responsibility of sealing the match in Ahmedabad’s Trump match and the National champion lived upto his billing by getting past Praneeth.In the inconsequential men’s doubles, Kidambi Nandagopal and Lee Reginald of Masters were up against Markis Kido and Yoo Yeong Seong. The Hunters were able to pull one back with Kido and Seong winning 15-14 15-11.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

After shock retirement at 23, Missy Franklin finds peace in Hinduism

first_imgLearning Hinduism and reading the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata have taken a chunk of Missy Franklin’s time ever since the five-time Olympic gold-medallist swimmer announced a shock retirement in December last year.Chronic shoulder pain forced the 23-year-old to call time on her career but on the bright side, it allowed her to do things that she couldn’t do as an active athlete.Earlier, she did Yoga for fun but after exploring Hinduism, it became a spiritual experience for the bubbly American, who is majoring in religion at the University of Georgia.”I have been studying religion for a year now and it is so fascinating and eye opening. I love learning different cultures, people and their faith,” Franklin told PTI on the sidelines of the ‘Laureus World Sports Awards’.”My own religion is Christianity but two classes I have found so intriguing are Hinduism and Islam. Because those are the two religions I did not know a lot about and after reading and learning about them, I think they are beautiful,” said the winner of four gold medals at the London Olympics.Besides a champion athlete, Franklin also comes across as a bright student who knows quite a bit about Hinduism. She is fascinated by the Ramayana and Mahabharata and has also made a conscious effort to learn the unfamiliar names in the two epics.”I think the most beautiful aspect of Hinduism is the idea of Karma and of being good to one another, doing good deeds and how that all comes back to you, how the universe works.advertisement”I find their myths and tales incredible, it is also fascinating to know about their gods, reading the Mahabharata and Ramayana has been such an amazing experience for me.”The family names in Mahabharata would always confuse me but I remember learning about Ram and Sita in the Ramayana. How Sita lived her life, how loyal she stayed to Rama,” she said.As she is not competing anymore, Franklin has decided to not go for a second shoulder surgery. She doesn’t swim much due to the constant shoulder pain but keeps herself fit with running and cycling. Yoga too has been in her routine for the last three years.”My shoulder is still a bit painful because I chose not to get the surgery at all, so it is painful to swim. But for the first time in my life I am able to different kinds of exercises I have never done.”I love running, cycling, I do yoga and a bunch of stuff I get to pursue that I never did before. I am travelling way more now because I don’t have to train, said Franklin, who is getting married later this year,” she said.Another thing on her to do list is visiting India, the country which has the largest Hindu population in the world. Thanks to her time at the University of Georgia, she also knows a lot more about the history of Yoga.”Learning about the true roots of yoga and its process, how actual Yogis live their life of renunciation, it is so incredible. I have been doing Yoga recreationally for three years but after learning more about it through Hinduism, it has definitely become a more spiritual experience for me.”In the west, I think the spiritualism of Yoga was left out and that is a huge generalisation. But it is great leaning about what Yoga is all about and how it is about that connection with the divine and creating that oneness,” she added.Also Read | Laureus Sports awards: Djokovic, Biles win Sportspersons of the Year awardsAlso Read | Jharkhand-based NGO Yuwa wins Laureus Sport for Good honourlast_img read more

21 days agoArsenal hero Podolski mocks Spurs with Gnabry nomination

first_imgArsenal hero Podolski mocks Spurs with Gnabry nominationby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Lukas Podolski enjoyed a dig at Tottenham by claiming Serge Gnabry should be the Gunners’ player of the month.Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry bagged four as he returned to north London to take on his former side’s biggest rivals, Spurs.The four goals of strikes helped complete an staggering 7-2 victory for Bayern Munich at White Hart Lane.On Thursday evening, Arsenal tweeted a pole for their player of the month for September – and Podolski came back with a cheeky response, reports the Mirror.Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Calum Chambers and Emiliano MartInez were listed by Arsenal as the nominees.But Podolski had other ideas – and replied to the tweet with a GIF video of Gnabry waving. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Clean Arctic Alliance Pushes for Arctic Shipping Clean Up

first_imgzoom The Clean Arctic Alliance, a group of environmental NGOs, is calling on the international community to sign up to the Arctic Commitment, in an effort to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy fuel oil (HFO).The latest members to sign the Arctic Commitment at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway are Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator Hurtigruten, and Dr Sian Prior, lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance.“The Arctic Commitment makes a clear challenge to businesses and organisations – join us and take part in persuading the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that it must phase out the use of HFO in Arctic shipping by 2020,” Prior said.“This is a real opportunity for shipping companies operating in the Arctic to show leadership, by switching from HFO before such a ban is in place,” she added.According to the CEO of Hurtigruten, a company which has chosen not to use heavy fuel oil in any of its ships, “the shipping industry must be frontrunners in promoting regulations that will secure sustainable Arctic growth.”“The debate on HFO is over – now action is needed. Banning the use of heavy fuel oil to power Arctic shipping will not only minimise the risk of spills, but will also help reduce climate-warming emissions in the region,” Christoph Wolff, Managing Director of the European Climate Foundation, said.last_img read more

Karaoke axethrowing venues want to sell beer under Utah law

SALT LAKE CITY — Two lawmakers are proposing changes to a new liquor law in Utah after beer licenses were denied to a karaoke lounge and an axe-throwing venue.Democratic Rep. Angela Romero said Wednesday she plans to introduce an amendment to include karaoke venues among the new sites approved for beer sales.The law represents a tightening of already strict liquor laws in Utah, where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints instructs members to avoid drinking alcohol.Yet, liquor sales have been increasing steadily at state-controlled liquor stores, driven by new, out-of-state residents and thriving tourism.State liquor bosses have said Social Axe Throwing in Ogden and Heart and Seoul Karaoke in Salt Lake City don’t fit the definitions of a “recreational amenity” contained in the law set to take effect May 14.The definitions include theatres, pool parlours and concert venues.The sponsor of the law has said he would be open to tweaking it.Morgan Smith, The Associated Press read more

Sowing the SEED of social change

Project SEEDA breakfast in January brought together more than 40 students, staff, alumni and community members to kick off Project SEED, an initiative that supports social change.Project SEED (Socially Engaged Entrepreneur Development) is a sponsored social innovation incubator that promotes the exploration of social change strategies by young entrepreneurs and leaders in the Brock community. Its goal is to create change that will benefit Brock and Niagara.This year, six projects were chosen to receive funding and mentorship. The projects were chosen on the basis of 1) cultivating social change on the Brock campus, and 2) contributing to Brock’s goal of learning and development outside of the classroom to discover “both sides of your brain.”Project SEED provides funding to student-driven initiatives. The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) contributed $500, and also contributing were the Niagara Community Foundation, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), and the Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC).The other component of Project SEED is mentorship. Using a ‘mentor triad’ model, each student is paired with both an on-campus and community mentor to guide and mentor the student throughout the project. In many cases, Brock alumni have acted as either the campus or community mentor, a significant way for alumni to give back after graduation.Keynote speaker Ryan Dear (BBA ’11) is one of those community/alumni mentors. With an entrepreneurship degree from Brock, it isn’t surprising that Dear now owns his own business, and a socially responsible one at that. As we wrote in a previous edition of the Alumni Connect, Niagara E-Waste collects old electronics to ethically and responsibly dispose of them. At the breakfast, Dear spoke about the challenge of taking the first step to make an initiative a reality, the struggles to get people past ‘no’ to say ‘yes’, and the importance of uncompromising business values and ideals.As the community/alumni mentor to Project SEED recipients “Give Us Your Goods,” Dear is working with Faculty of Business students to collect student items no longer in use, from electronics to old clothes and furniture.Thanks again to the generous support of the Brock University Alumni Association and the mentorship of alumni in the program. To learn more about Project SEED, please visit the website or register as a mentor through Mentorship Plus mentormatch software. read more

Black Swan success story

first_imgFrom inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?Our business started with the concept that Authentic Greek Dips would one day be part of the new Australian table. My brother Christos started to sell Tarama (caviar dip) at the South Melbourne market some 35 years ago and soon found that he could do sufficient business to sustain himself. I joined him shortly afterwards and together we set out to make the concept a reality. We were very small to begin with and did most things ourselves, handmade the tarama, personally sold the products and of course handled the money. We have outgrown several manufacturing facilities over the years and have settled in our large purpose built facility since 2000.The steady unabated growth we have delivered since those humble beginnings has also provided me with the hands on experience and confidence to lead our business in a way that I hope our team finds is honest and natural. Did your Greek Australian background help you or impede you during your early days?I guess that my Greek Australian background was not something I had a choice about. It has certainly not been an issue. In fact my Greek background is a natural and obvious fit for our business along with my love for good home-style food of course. I would like to think that our customers and our team at Black Swan would agree that Greeks and great tasting food are an obvious partnership.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?We are good at many things. We are, after all, Australia’s favourite Dip brand – market leaders in our category. At the end of the day it is the culture of our business, the way we do things at Black Swan, that sets us apart from our competitors. Some of these differences are easy to express: for example, responsive to market trends and customer demands in a shorter time than our competitors – a real advantage given we are a medium sized company. We also have great staff retention. The differences associated with our culture are not so easy to express – it is just the way we are. All of these go together and at the end of the day result in products and a brand that Australians trust.How is business currently?We continue to trade strongly. We have been in growth since year one and over the last four to five years have enjoyed double digit growth.What is your vision for the future of your business?Our business will continue to expand into related food areas where fresh, no preservative products are highly valued by consumers. Products that are part of social occasions small or large. Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs?Face reality head on yet still dare to dream. Respect yourself and those around you at all times, be passionate.Make sure you think long and act short. And always look after the money! As a founding member and recent President of the Hellenic Business Forum I would be delighted to give feedback to young entrepreneurs and can be contacted on 03 95510611 or Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Darwin festival celebrates 25 years

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This weekend marks 25 years since the first Greek Glendi festival in Darwin and the top end is ready for a Glendi. John Nicolakis, president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Northern Territory, says that this weekend is going to be the biggest festival Darwin has ever seen. The festival is expecting record crowds. “We expect between 40 and 50,000 people to attend the Darwin Greek Glendi this weekend, that’s more than half of the population of Darwin,” Mr Nicolakis tells Neos Kosmos. “The whole Darwin community gets involved, all ethnic communities.” Apart from locals, Mr Nicolakis says people travel from all over Northern Territory, as far as Alice Springs, but interstate visitors from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth also travel to the top end to take part. “It’s our 25th year so we want to make it big and it’s going to be big,” he says. Greek Australian comedian Effie will be entertaining the crowd with her multicultural humour, the Zorba Brothers will be there to entertain the crowds and Sydney Greek band The All Stars will have everyone up and dancing. Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer will be appearing for the kids. A fireworks celebration will cap off the night’s entertainment too. “All the stalls are ready to go,” says Mr Nicolakis, “we’ve got 3000 kilograms of octopus the Kalymnian brotherhood organised.” The Darwin Greek Glendi will take place on the weekend of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June at Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Darwin.last_img read more

Review Crackdown 3 Is a Terry Crews Xbox Sim

first_imgStay on target When you first start up Crackdown 3, a huge man waits in the shadow. And then, he emerges, a hyper-accurate video game recreation of Terry Crews. It feels like a thesis statement. Over the years of Crackdown 3’s troubled development, Terry Crews’s actual involvement has always seemed like an open question. But fear not, fans of Old Spice and Brooklyn 99. Crews is definitely here. Watch him give a badass speech and dance a little. Gasp when he blows up. And smash that “A” button to choose him as your playable character for the rest of the game.Terry Crews is great and he brings precisely the right energy to a game that probably should’ve come out a few years ago. Cruise with Crews in Crackdown 3 though and you’ll still have a good time.The first Crackdown sold a lot of copies on Xbox 360 by including the hotly anticipated demo for Halo 3. But it wound up being a pretty acclaimed game in its own right, earning enough goodwill for a follow-up. Crackdown 3 was originally planned to take advantage of the increased cloud computing of an always-online Xbox One. But that didn’t pan out, and neither did the previous 2017 launch date alongside the release of Xbox One X. Now, after several years, and new developer Sumo Digital, Crackdown 3 arrives as pretty much a straightforward Crackdown sequel.You’re still an agent of some kind of comical (and vaguely threatening) global peacekeeping force, only this time this time there’s a woman of color chatting in your ear along with the authoritative white man to keep you from going full-blown fascist cop. You’re still causing all sorts of chaos in the open world, bounding between buildings and gunning down gangsters. And the art style is an updated take on the original’s colorful, outlined, cel-shaded comic book look. It almost looks too similar, decent looking in day time but muddy and last-gen at night.But even if you’ve never played Crackdown before, Crackdown 3 wastes no time throwing you into the manmade mayhem that makes up its most satisfying gameplay loops. The Skyrim-esque upgrade systems improve your skills in specific areas the more you use them. Shoot more people? Your aim gets better. Jump around collecting agility orbs? You gain platformer-level jumping prowess and verticality unlike in flat Grand Theft Auto cities. Beat people up? Your fists will then rocket you across the stage. Drive more cars and your driving skills improve, which is maybe the most realistic thing.The upgrades reward you for playing however you want to play, not funneling you towards any particularly direction. And the mild structure of the gameplay is the same kind of freeing. Like Mafia 3, you’re trying to take down lower level enforcers to reveal the big bosses. And you do this by shutting down certain types of illegal operations. Climb and disable propaganda towers to recruit more civilian militia members to your cause. Throw rocks into harvesters to disrupt chemical and mining operations. Slaughter all the robots at train stations to hijack the transit system.The city is dense with these missions. They don’t take long and you’ll stumble over so many of them trying to get to your next destination. They’re addictive enough that finding a place to stop playing is tough. However, they are also similar enough, varying difficulty notwithstanding, that they all blur together. Much of Crackdown 3 is a blur. This is partially because the interplay between the ridiculous combat and movement is so fluid, shining in situations like battles against hordes of enemies when your wanted level causes a citywide shutdown. But it’s also because the gameplay itself is lacking in memorable moments aside from ones you actively try to create for yourself.The exceptions are the battles against the handful of bosses. These sprawling affairs have you battling through impressively crafted fortresses full of foes to reach the final opponent. I frequently had to use my entire arsenal, from standard pistols and assault rifles to a shotgun that sends out gravity blasts. Some of the platforming in these sections isn’t great. I couldn’t tell if I was missing platforms or my jump stats weren’t high enough. And there’s fall damage which always sucks. But I did appreciate that these cappers asked me to think, not just act.But just something about Crackdown 3 feels kind of old. Maybe it’s because I’ve been hearing about it for years (albeit not Kingdom Hearts 3 level). Maybe it’s because the game would briefly lock up pretty frequently on my base Xbox One despite not looking that demanding. Maybe it’s because the “over-the-top” comedy seems almost restrained now in the era of Sunset Overdrive or Saints Row and its Crackdown-esque spin-off Agents of Mayhem. Or maybe it’s because Terry Crews is 50 years old. Not that I think people have too-high expectations for this game, but there’s probably still room to grow for what a “next-generation Crackdown” could really be.Note: I should say this all only applies to the single-player campaign. Crackdown 3 also has an online multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, that does use its connectivity to power more impressive environmental destruction. But I didn’t get to try it for this review period.For more on Xbox consider getting Game Pass for your PC and Xbox Live for your Nintendo Switch. Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday April 21

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

Facebook Watch Rolls Out Internationally

first_imgHits so far on Facebook Watch include “SKAM Austin,” the transmedia show about teenagers’ lives, based on a Norwegian original, and talk show “Red Table Talk,” with Jada Pinkett Smith and her family, which has gained 2.9 million followers since debuting May 7.Matthew Henick, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy and media partnerships, said that, with the global rollout of Facebook Watch, the company was “excited to bring a new distribution platform to our partners around the world.”Taking Watch global would also create new opportunities for content creators as the service expanded its video Ad Breaks program to enable more partners to monetize their videos, the company said. The Ad Breaks service officially launches Thursday in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to the U.S. It will launch in another 21 countries in September, including France, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Thailand. Facebook said the service would support both English-language content and content in various local languages. Further countries and language will be added in the coming months.The company said it had lowered the threshold for publishers and creators to be eligible to make money from their videos. Those creating three-minute videos that have 10,000 followers, generate more than 30,000 one-minute views within a two-month period, or meet Facebook’s monetization eligibility standards would qualify.Fidji Simo, Facebook’s head of video, said: “This is a really important moment for us. It’s been a year of real progress for Watch. Every month, more than 50 million people in the U.S. come to Watch, and the total time spent has increased 14 times since the start of 2018.” Simo said it had taken a year for the service to launch internationally as the company wanted to beta test in one market first. She also said Facebook wanted to expand its Ad Breaks service at the same time as the international launch, to ensure that partners had a way to monetize their content.Henick said the company would support “a wide range of video content from around the world,” including subtitling already-existing content on the platform. “In terms of broader strategy, we will look to fund shows with global appeal,” he said, adding that Facebook expected to work with a variety of producers on scripted programming, from traditional media producers like Endemol Shine to independent content creators.Facebook is expected to spend between $1 billion and $2 billion on content deals for Facebook Watch over the next year. According to a survey published earlier this month by Diffusion Group, 50% of U.S. adult Facebook users remain unaware of the free Watch service, while another 24% have heard of it but never used it. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Facebook has announced the international rollout of Facebook Watch, its video destination for episodic content, which first launched in the U.S. a year ago this month. The social media giant said Wednesday that the VOD service would be “available everywhere” from Thursday, giving publishers and content creators a worldwide market for their videos.“With the global launch of Watch, we are supporting publishers and creators globally in two critical areas: helping them to make money from their videos on Facebook and better understand how their content is performing,” the company said in a statement.Watch launched in the U.S. in August 2017 with the goal of offering users a place on Facebook to discover shows and video creators and to start conversations with friends, other fans and even the creators themselves. The company said that, since the launch, it had made the experience more social, including making it easier to see which videos friends have liked or shared, and creating shows with audience participation at their core. In June, Facebook said it would launch a slate of new shows boasting interactive features such as polls and quizzes to fulfill the platform’s goal of fostering a sense of community between creators and users.last_img read more

Congestion due to traffic light failure in Stafford

first_imgThe lights have failed in the area marked (A), while congestion is reported out to the yellow markers (Image: Inrix) Further afield in Staffordshire the A38 Northbound remains closed after a burst pipe flooded the carriageway between Alrewas and Barton-under-Needwood last night. Contractors are working to reopen the route but a diversion remains in place. Read MoreNew £3.5m fund will help fix THOUSANDS of potholes on our crumbling roads For live updates on the traffic light failure and other traffic and travel news from across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit today’s live traffic and travel feed here. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists around Stafford face delays this morning after a set of temporary traffic lights failed. The lights are stuck on red near Parkside Avenue, traffic data company INRIX reports. Traffic is queuing in both directions as a result of the failure – with congestion reported back to B5066 Sandon Road and on M6 to J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North). last_img read more

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first_imgShimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more July 29, 2009 – The tubes that power X-ray machines are shrinking, improving the clarity and detail of their Superman-like vision, according to a team of nanomaterial scientists, medical physicists and cancer biologists at the University of North Carolina. The researchers, who presented “Carbon Nanotube Field Emission Based Imaging and Irradiation Technology Development for Basic Cancer Research” on July 28, 2009, at the AAPM 51st Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., have developed new lower-cost X-ray tubes packed with sharp-tipped carbon nanotubes for cancer research and treatment. The tiny technology is being developed to image human breast tissue, laboratory animals and cancer patients under radiotherapy treatment, and to irradiate cells with more control than previously possible with conventional X-ray tubes. The X-ray machine used in a typical hospital today is powered by a “hot” vacuum tube that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Inside the tube, a tungsten metal filament – similar to the one that creates light in an incandescent bulb – is heated to a temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius. The heat releases electrons, which accelerate in the X-ray tube and strike a piece of metal, the anode, creating X-rays. Sha Chang, Otto Zhou, and colleagues that University of North Carolina have developed cold X-ray tubes that replace the tungsten filament with carbon nanotubes packed like blades of tiny grass. Electrons are instantly emitted from the sharp tips of the nanotubes when a voltage is applied. “Think of each nanotube as a lightning rod on top of a building. The high electric field at the tip of the lightning rod draws the electric current from the cloud. Carbon nanotubes emit electrons using a similar principle,” said Chang. The group used the nanotubes to build micro-sized scanners and image the interior anatomy of small laboratory animals. Existing X-ray technologies have difficulty compensating for the blur caused by the creature’s breathing. Slow mechanical shutters that open and close to block and release the radiation are used to time X-ray pulses to correspond with breath, but their speed is inadequate for small animals because of the creatures’ extremely fast breathing and cardiac motion. Chang and Zhou have demonstrated that their carbon nanotubes, which can be turned on and off instantaneously, are fairly easy to synch up to equipment that monitors small animal’s breathing or heart rate. The nanotube devices may also improve human cancer imaging and treatment. CT scanners currently in use check for breast cancer by swinging a single large X-ray source around the target to take a thousand pictures over the course of minutes. Using many nanotube X-ray sources lined up in an array instead, breast imaging can be done within few seconds by electronically turning on and off each of the X-ray sources without any physical motion. This fast “tomosynthesis” imaging improves patient comfort and boosts image quality by reducing motion blur. Using 25 simultaneous beams, the team produced images of growths in breast tissue at nearly twice the resolution of commercial scanners on the market. This summer Chang’s team will conduct a clinical test of a first generation nanotube-based imaging system for high-speed image-guided radiotherapy. The research image system is developed by Siemens and Xinray Inc., a joint venture between Siemens and a University of North Carolina startup company Xintech Inc. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | July 29, 2009 Carbon Nanotubes Improve X-rays, Used in Image-Guided Radiotherapy Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgThe head of the fiscal council said on Wednesday he expected the finance ministry to prepare scenarios and ways to tackle the potential impact of a court decision to restore public sector wage cuts imposed in 2012 amid an austerity drive to avert economic collapse.At the same time, it emerged that a meeting between the government, party leaders and the attorney-general will be held on Monday to discuss the legal parameters of the administrative court’s decision, as the state prepared to file an appeal at the supreme court.Speaking before the House ethics committee, fiscal council head Demetris Georgiades voiced concern as to how the court’s decision would be received by Cyprus’ creditors in relation to the country’s ability to repay its debts.On March 29, the administrative court upheld appeals filed by civil servants, ruling that a freeze of incremental pay rises, a 3 per cent contribution to pensions, and a reduction in civil servants’ pay was in violation of article 23 regarding the protection of the right to property.As things stand, Georgiades said, the state cannot impose any austerity measures on the public sector in case of emergency, a fact that would probably raise eyebrows among the island’s international lenders.Georgiades would not go into the substance of the court decision.“What we said is we expect the finance ministry to chart the various potential outcomes, the potential cost of each outcome, and what measures would be put in place,” he told MPs.Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said Tuesday they were working on measures to counteract the impact of the decision if it was upheld by the supreme court.Apart from fiscal measures, a meeting with parties this week discussed the possibility of amending the constitution to allow for pay cuts in case of emergencies.Finance ministry official Panicos Constantinou said no new taxes should be expected.“We are preparing certain scenarios, we cannot say anything specific but the scenarios are being drafted,” Constantinou said.The chairman of the fiscal council raised the wider matter of the protection afforded by the constitution to the revenues of civil servants.“It is not only the cost, which will be several hundred million, it is how our lenders will see us in the future because the person who lends wants to know the ability to repay,” he said. “If they know that in Cyprus the payroll is safeguarded by the constitution and you cannot take measures, we will be viewed from a different angle.”The decision came as the state had already decided to start returning the lost income to civil servants gradually, a process that will be completed by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.The measures helped reduce the government’s staff expenses to €2.2bn in 2015 from €2.9bn in 2011.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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