Everything to Know About NAB 2016: Cameras, Lenses, Gear, and More

first_imgNAB 2016 has come and gone. Here are ALL of the major announcements from the latest National Association of Broadcasters show.Top image via ShutterstockIt’s tough to imagine how the 2016 NAB show will be remembered. There were no announcements regarding amazing new cinema or broadcast cameras from any of the major manufacturers. In fact, the two biggest camera announcements came from Craft and Lytro — neither known to most audiences.This was a year dedicated to VR, 360-degree video, and stabilization tech. With regards to VR, the future is still up in the air. At the moment, it just isn’t practical for most users to shoot 360-degree footage due to the crippling cost of VR cameras. High-end rigs cost more than a car, and lower-price VR setups still cost as much as an actual production camera. Why buy a six-camera GoPro Omni for $4,999 when I could buy a Canon C100 or a Blackmagic URSA Mini for cheaper?Image via FoMA SystemsThere was some exciting tech announced regarding stabilization. Drones, gimbals, and ARRI’s purchase of the Artemis Trinity all grabbed headlines. There were so many new support rigs, we had to write two different roundups (Support Gear and More Support Gear) – and we still didn’t cover everything.NAB 2016 wasn’t a bust — but it was certainly quiet. After Blackmagic stole all the headlines with the URSA Mini in 2015, Canon positioned themselves to dominate NAB 2016 — but they barely made a blip on the radar. In fact, it was Sony who had all the foot traffic checking out all of their cameras on the floor. Sony was the only major manufacturer to announce a major new camera along with serious updates for their existing line.There are still plenty of shows left this year, like Photokina and IBC. In fact, rumors have Canon releasing a new mirrorless line at Photokina, but the real question is will we ever see the 5D MKIV? Only time will tell. With that wrap up of the event itself, let’s dive into everything worth looking at from NAB 2016.CamerasHere is a quick recap of the latest cameras, for more detailed specs and info check out the biggest camera announcements from NAB 2016.SonySony made a splash at NAB 2016 announcing the HDC-4800, a Super 35mm camera that can shoot up to 480 fps in 4K. They also debuted the PXW-Z150, a UHD camcorder that can shoot 4K footage and HD up to 120 fps. Most readers will be interested in the firmware updates for the Sony FS5 and FS7. Sony also introduced the AXS-R7 external recorder for the F55.CraftCraft stole the show without even having a booth. The modular camera came out of nowhere. The company had been teasing a production camera leading up to NAB 2016, where they finally released all the specs on their website. The biggest note was that all the information came from the website specs, as a functional camera has not been revealed — only a 3D rendering.Lytro Lytro showed off a camera unlike any other, using Lytro’s light-field technology. This camera doesn’t shoot images as much as it gathers information. The Lytro Cinema captures every ray of light in a scene, giving each pixel color properties. This doesn’t only give you control of color grading, but in post you can focus and change the depth of field. This gives you infinite creative choices in editing. The camera will also work wonders in VR.CanonNo updates on the 5D MKIV or any other DSLRs. The company did announce the ME200S-SH, a Super 35 camera that has the same sensor used in the C100 series. PanasonicPanasonic touted two new midrange 4K UX camcorders — AG-UX180 and the AG-UX90 — plus the Varicam LT that was announced earlier this year. The Varicam LT is a 4K Super 35mm camera designed for indie filmmakers.KinefinityKinefinity unveiled the new 5K and 6K Terra cameras. Both cameras are rather impressive, proving that the Chinese manufacturer is making giant strides in trying to break into an international market.Leica Leica debuted the new Leica SL, a 4K mirrorless camera designed to take on the likes of the a7S and GH4.LensesIn one of the main topics we have not yet covered this year, there were quite a few new lenses announced at NAB 2016.SLR Magic GH4 Anamorphic LensesEarly last year, Panasonic announced a GH4 update that offered support for anamorphic lenses. The problem? The only anamorphic lenses built for the GH4 needed an adapter or DIY setup. SLR Magic has remedied the situation with a new lineup designed for the GH4. Check out more over at No Film School.Zeiss AnamorphicThe new Zeiss Master Anamorphics offer interchangeable rear and front elements, giving you a multitude of options. Their new Compact Zooms are designed for lighter cameras, and their T1.5 Compact Primes are also now available. No Film School has more on the new Zeiss glass.Zenit LensImage via PetaPixelZenit returns with the new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95, 50mm f/1.2, and 85mm f/1.2 lenses. These lenses are all expected to see a 2017 release at a fairly low price. Peta Pixel has more on these new Zenit lenses.ArriARRI and Zeiss introduced two new lenses — the MA28 and MA180. The MA28 is a 28mm lens with T1.9 aperture speed, ideal for low-light work and shallow depth of field. The MA180 is a 180mm lens with T2.8 and a front diameter of 95mm.SchneiderSchneider has a new full frame Xenon lens — the Xenon FF 18mm T2.4. The company claims this to be the fastest full frame prime lens on the market. See more on No Film School.Video EditingWipster vs Frame.ioBoth Wipster and Frame.io made major strides in their video editing platforms. Both companies had previously hosted videos on their sites, which allowed editors to send proofs to clients — who could then make notes and adjustments during playback. Now both companies have integrated with Premiere Pro. Wipster released the Review Panel and Frame.io announced a Premiere Pro plugin (they also have a FCPX plugin).Adobe Adobe announced several updates to the Creative Cloud, most notably the major Premiere Pro VR capabilities. They also boosted Lumetri color controls, giving you more abilites when color grading.FCPX Editor KitsPremiumBeat teamed up with Shutterstock to create a new series of FCPX tutorials. Unlike your typical tutorial, we are providing footage, music, and assets for FREE. This allows you to accurately follow along and truly hone your skills as an editor. The Editor Kits are also featured on the official Apple Final Cut Pro page. You can download the assets and watch the tutorials at PremiumBeat.com/FCPX.Monitors, Lighting, Audio Equipment, and GearThere is always so much new gear at every NAB show. If you’re looking for more in-depth coverage on a specific product, be sure to check out our NAB 2016 roundups;The Newest in Monitoring, Lighting, and AudioThe Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, Drones, and MoreMore of the Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, and DronesDJIDJI was quick to make headlines for their major announcements — a new cinematic drone and a new Ronin gimbal. The Matrice 600 hexacopter will take your production cameras to the sky. The drone was designed to mount the new Ronin-MX gimbal — which can easily carry anything from a DSLR up to a RED or ALEXA Mini.ARRIIn a surprise move, ARRI announced the purchase of the Artemis Trinity from Sachtler/Vitec. The stablization system combines a gimbal with a traditional Steadicam rig. ARRI also announce some new lenses they collaborated on with Zeiss, as well as some great updates for the SkyPanel series of lights.MonitorsSmallHD really impressed the audience with their new SmallHDR line — a monitor so rugged it survived being beaten by bats, bullets, and trucks.Atomos announced a new flagship monitor/recorder, the Shogun Inferno. Blackmagic revealed their new Video Assist 4K, which was designed for ease with its touchscreen display.Read more about all of these monitors in our roundup.LightingAs previously mentioned, ARRI had a fantastic update to the SkyPanel, giving owners instant access to a catalog of gel colors, allowing you to change your color temperature to just about any color imaginable.KinoFlo introduced the Select Series LED fixtures with a Kelvin range of 2700K to 6500K. Fotodiox introduced a new FlapJack LED Wand and LED Ring Light. Ikan released some new Lyra LED Soft Lights, and Aputure showed off the new Lightstorm COB 120t fresnel. You can read about all of these lights here. In addition to our roundup — Hive Lighting debuted the incredible WASP 1000 and BEE 1000, two lights with the output of a 2.5K HMI. Mole-Richardson showed off the Tener LED, a 10K Tungsten equivalent. Each of these lights can be powered by a regular outlet. AudioTascam revealed the DR-10SG, a recorder with built-in microphone that attaches directly to your camera, ideal for DSLR and mirrorless shooters. Zoom introduced the U-24 and U-44 interface, which allow you to connect microphones, instruments, or monitors into an array of recording devices like computers and iPads. Aputure announced the low budget A-Lyra Lavalier mic and D3 Shotgun mic. Sennheiser showed off a new supercardioid microphone also designed for DSLR and mirrorless users. The MKE 440 is a stereo pair set in a V shape, said to represent the viewpoint of the camera. Read more about these microphones in our roundup.Other Tech and StorageFor storing and managing footage, G Tech debuted the G-Rack 12, a RAID 6 storage solution than can store up to 120TB of data. Switcher Studio‘s app allows you to control live camera switching through your mobile device.For storing gear, the new Pelican Air line has kept the same durability of the Pelican name with a 40% weight reduction. Those with drones will be excited to hear about the CaseCruzer, a durable shell that not only protects your drone, but can also charge three batteries and the remote.As far as stabilizers and gimbals, there were just too many to list here. Brand new gear from Kessler, eye catching devices by Edelkrone, a new EVF from Zacuto, the Freefly Alta 8 cinema drone, and the amazing robotic arm — KIRA.Be sure to check out the corresponding NAB 2016 posts, The Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, Drones, and More and the aptly named More of the Latest Camera Rigs, Dollies, Gimbals, and Drones.That does it for NAB 2016. What are you most excited about getting your hands on? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Love the Game, Win or Lose

first_imgA “no” is just as much a part of the game as a “yes.” You like the part of the game when your dream client says “yes” to your “ask.” You must also love the game when your dream client tells you “no.” It’s all part of the game, and no one is undefeated.Prospecting is as big a part of the game is presenting in the board room. Your love for opportunity creation has to be every bit as deep as your love of what comes after an opportunity has been created. If you don’t love opportunity creation, if you don’t love the pursuit, you don’t love the game.Asking for time is as important as the final “ask,” when you ask your dream client for their business. The sexy part of sales is when you get ink on paper and move your opportunity into the win column. Everything before that is the real game being played, the meetings, the back and forth, the risks. You have to love everything between target and close.The deals that run off the tracks are part of the same game as the deals that end up in the win column. You are too happy about deals that die or are lost prematurely, and through no fault of your own. The deals that are lost on the way to your wins are part of the game, not separate from it.Being competitively displaced when you make a mistake or misstep is the same game you are playing when you competitively displace your competitor. Given a long enough timeline, you will lose the clients you win. Even if it takes decades. That’s the same game as the one when you take your competitor’s longtime loyal client from them.You aren’t supposed to like to lose. It’s not supposed to be fun. You’re also not supposed to like the word “no,” or dealing with deals that go south for no reason. You do, however, need to love the game enough to play it hard, and to learn to play it well. Win or lose. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Hizb activates old-hand to revive militancy in Kishtwar: police

first_imgMilitant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has activated its old hand, Muhammad Amin alias Jahangeer Saroori, to revive militancy in Jammu’s Chenab Valley, which was declared a zero-militancy region till 2016.”The police are trying its best to arrest Saroori. He is conspiring to revive militancy in Kishtwar (in the Chenab valley),” said Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh.Saroori, who is the Hizb’s oldhand with involvement in militancy-related incidents for over two decades in the Chenab Valley, was lying low for many years as militant recruitment hit a low, especially prior to the Peoples Democratic Party-BJP regime, which ruled J&K from 2015 till 2018.IGP Singh confirmed six local youth — Osama, Nissar Sheikh, Zahid Ahmad and Rustam — have joined Saroori to revive the outfit.The Hizb has so far limited its attacks on the political figures and snatched at least three weapons in Kishtwar in the past one year. According to the police records, Saroori’s group was behind the killing of senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar in November last year followed by killing of RSS leader Chandrikant Singh.”No snatched weapons have been recovered so far. However, in multiple raids some ammunition, rifles and poches were recovered from twin hideouts set up inside the houses of locals, Azad Ahmad and Nishad Hussein. These two locals and a another local youth, Nissar Sheikh, were behind the killing of political figures killings,” said IGP Singh. “Those supporting and harbouring militants will be booked under stringent law,” he added.The police believe that a contact was establsihed with Saroori and his new recruits in the upper reaches of Kishtwar earlier this year but they managed to flee from the spot.Kishtwar in the Jammu region is geographically closer to the Kashmir valley’s Kokernag area. The police suspect local militants were using tough hilly terrain to shuttle between south Kashmir and Kishtwar.”A Kashmiri militant, Moin-ul-Haq, was among the militants who snatched a weapon from a PDP leader Sheikh Nasir’s personal security officer on September 13,” the IGP added.last_img read more

Big fish hooked

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? To beard or not to beard View comments Columbian rookie CJ Perez (left) helps the Dyip spoil the debut of Terrence Romeo with the defending champion San Miguel Beermen. —AUGUST DELA CRUZCJ Perez said he wanted to find out what he and Columbian are made of.The top pick of the PBA draft got his answer on Friday when the Dyip carved out a gritty win over the dynastic San Miguel Beermen, 124-118, in the PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “CJ [Perez] stepped up in the second half. He was tentative in the first half. I was pushing him; I told him to carry the team. ”That was exactly what the former NCAA star out of Lyceum did, scoring all but two points of his total in the second half. But he wasn’t alone.“Actually, I don’t think it’s all because of me. [Early] in the second half, we were all communicating well. We were great on defense. There were lapses, but we were able to recover,” he said.Jackson Corpuz and Reden Celda provided for Perez while Rashawn McCarthy sank a tough triple to put Columbian up, 117-113, going into the stretch.Arwind Santos, San Miguel’s fourth oldest player at 37, spearheaded the Beermen offense with a game-high 34 points.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Terrence Romeo, whose debut with the Beermen was one of the more anticipated storylines, finished with just seven points. He was the subject of a clarification statement released by San Miguel on a comment by Alaska coach Alex Compton (“kawawa ang liga”) on the Beermen’s acquisition of the spitfire guard.“It is unfortunate that Alaska team head coach Alex Compton had to make a statement against the Beermen and the league when he actually traded away competent players like RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva.“It is also widely known that Terrence Romeo was offered to all the PBA teams before he was traded to San Miguel Beermen. Despite Mr. Compton’s unnecessary remarks, we are still excited about what the future holds for PBA, our teams and the fans,” the statement read.Later in the evening, James Yap fired 20 points and Rain or Shine turned back NLEX, 96-87. Rookie Javee Mocon, who added 13 for the Painters, added to the list of freshmen with sterling debuts in the league.His teammate at San Beda, Robert Bolick, had 26 points in his NorthPort debut recently.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “As soon as I entered the dugout, and then stepped on the court, I got so excited,”  Perez said in Filipino. “But as soon as the second half began, I just went with the flow.”“Ganito pala sa PBA,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThat excitement—and eventual settling down—led to 26 points from Perez and an upset that dealt the defending champions Beermen an early setback.“This is a big fish. This is San Miguel Beer. I felt that if we get this win, it will be a big boost to the boys’ confidence,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel said in Filipino. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

17 days agoTottenham goalkeeper Lloris will not require surgery

first_imgTottenham goalkeeper Lloris will not require surgeryby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not require surgery on the dislocated elbow suffered in defeat at Brighton.But the Spurs captain has sustained ligament damage and isn’t expected to return to training until early next year.With three minutes played at the Amex Stadium, the Frenchman attempted to claim Pascal Gross’ cross but fumbled it and fell into his goalmouth.As Lloris clutched his arm in agony, Neal Maupay tapped in the Seagulls’ first in a 2-0 defeat that increased the pressure on an under-fire Spurs side.Lloris received treatment on the pitch for the injury before being carried off on a stretcher. The 32-year-old will be sidelined until early next year. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

California’s Big Sur Highway Reconstruction Is 2 Months Ahead of Plan

first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America Editors’ Recommendations The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 This Coastal Airstream Road Trip Has Us California Day Dreamin’ Jeremiah DavisRoute 66, Virginia’s Skyline Drive, Montana’s Going to the Sun Road — all icons of American roadtripping. California’s Highway 1 ranks up there with the best of them. But, a massive landslide last year threatened to keep a significant portion of the route closed indefinitely. Now, an official announcement heralds the unexpected reopening two months ahead of schedule.Since late 2016, Highway 1 has fallen victim to numerous landslides. In May 2017, however, an epic slide near Big Sur dumped millions of tons of rocks, soil, and debris along a 12-mile stretch of road. Some sections were buried under 40 feet of earth. It spread so far into the ocean that more than 15 acres of new coastline were created in its wake. It was indeed a once-in-a-lifetime (you might say “biblical”) slide that no one expected. At the time, the California Department of Transportation believed the section between San Francisco and Los Angeles likely wouldn’t reopen until September of this year. Last November, critical parts of the highway, including the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, reopened, allowing limited access for visitors and locals. The latter had previously been forced to hike more than a mile out and back just to get to their homes.However, after marking the closure as a top priority, the department announced last week that it would reopen in July — a full two months earlier than expected. Given the timing at the height of the summer travel and tourist season, the news couldn’t come at a better time. It’s a boon for the hundreds of thousands of outdoor-lovers who travel to the area each year to hike and camp. Although the majority of the highway remained open since the slide, news of the closures also had a dramatic negative impact on local businesses. So, the reopening will return them to some sense of normalcy as well.The Pacific Coast Highway — and the area around Big Sur, in particular — is among the most recognizable drives in the world. The serpentine highways winds along the Pacific Ocean through some of California’s most breathtaking natural scenery. Along with Route 66, it’s arguably the most beloved scenic route in the United States.Planning your own epic road trip? Be sure to download the best road trip-worthy podcasts, audiobooks, and mobile apps before you go!last_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line to Build Cruise Facility in The Bahamas

first_imgzoom Miami-based cruise company Carnival Cruise Line has signed an agreement with the Bahamian government for the construction of a new cruise port facility to be funded and operated by Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama Island.The as-yet-unnamed planned port will be the largest purpose-built cruise facility ever constructed in The Bahamas, according to the cruise line. The port will feature a pier capable of accommodating two of Carnival’s largest cruise ships simultaneously and is expected to eventually host up to 1 million guests annually.Signed on May 2 in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the multi million-dollar project is subject to a detailed public discussion process, environmental studies and permitting.“Carnival Cruise Line is the leader in year-round cruising to The Bahamas and this new development will not only provide a truly extraordinary and one-of-a-kind destination experience for our guests but it will further solidify our partnership with the people of The Bahamas,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said.“In 2017, along with Carnival’s sister lines, Carnival Corporation will bring close to 3 million guests to The Bahamas via calls to Nassau, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, the latter two of which were developed and are operated by Carnival Corporation brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises,” Duffy added.last_img read more

Deadly mushrooms make early appearance in Victoria spark health warning

first_imgVICTORIA – A type of potentially deadly mushroom is making an early appearance around Victoria, prompting a warning from the local health authority.Island Health says death cap mushrooms, which usually appear in the fall, have already been spotted in several areas on southern Vancouver Island.Officials say intensive lawn watering may be linked to the early fruiting of the small mushrooms with white gills and a smooth yellow, green or white cap.Death caps are not native to Canada and grow from the roots of imported trees such as beech, chestnut and English oak, but have recently been found among native Garry oaks.They can be easily confused with edible mushrooms, such as puffballs and paddy-straw mushrooms, but death cap toxin attacks the liver and kidney, killing as many as 30 per cent of those who eat them.Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health Chief Medical Health Officer says death caps are found in rural and urban areas and are particularly dangerous to toddlers and pets.A Victoria toddler died in 2016 after eating one.“We are concerned about people with limited knowledge of poisonous and non-poisonous mushrooms; the differences can be subtle and even microscopic in some cases,” Stanwick says in the news release.He says wild mushrooms should only be harvested by those with significant expertise.The health authority says nausea and vomiting begins about 8 to 12 hours after eating death caps.Those symptoms seem to disappear after 24 hours and people can feel fine for up to 72 hours, but liver and kidney damage starts three to six days later.Early treatment in hospital, possibly including a liver transplant, is essential, says the health authority.last_img read more

Banff receives Google award for savvy web skills

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 3, 2014 10:21 pm MDT Banff receives Google award for savvy web skills Banff is being recognized for something other than its beautiful scenery and wildlife.The mountain town has won the 2014 Google E-Town Award, which celebrates Canadian towns whose businesses embrace the power of the web to fuel their local economies.Discover Banff’s Melissa Callaghan said it is good recognition of local passion for the town.“I think all the businesses in the area are always looking at new ways to share that with visitors and travellers that are coming to the area, so for us it’s a nice recognition,” she said. The town celebrated the award with a small party Wednesday night. read more

LG Optimus G2 video leaks

first_imgWe’ve known for a little while now that the LG Optimus G2 was right around the corner, but leaks from multiple sources have now painted a very clear picture of what we can expect from LG’s soon-to-be flagship.LG’s Optimus line has never been particularly successful, despite being great phones. The Optimus G and Optimus G Pro were AT&T exclusives in the US, and were both poorly advertised and released too close to devices that had received much more hype. One of those phones was LG’s own Nexus 4, and despite being less of a phone than the Optimus G, received much more attention with Google’s help.According to our sources, LG is planning a much bigger launch with their next flagship, with the intention to release the phone on multiple carriers and focus on a larger marketing plan. The phone is called the Optimus G2, and from what we can see in these new leaks the phone looks both unique and impressive.LG is taking a unique approach to the volume rocker and power button on the Optimus G2 by placing them on the back, under the camera and flash. It looks like LG has kept its unique color ring around the power button, which puts the notification light for this phone on the back in between the volume buttons. The screen looks like it could be a 5-inch 1080p display, but there’s no confirmation of that. There have also been rumors of a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 13MP camera, which would put the G2 right in line with the other flagships on the market today.LG’s UI seems to have gotten an update, but a lot of the same visual issues are present. The notification tray is nearly half full with LG’s quick access software, and since they have done away with the front buttons the UI has shifted to the on screen buttons. These buttons are also heavily edited by LG, to include color shifts that match whatever is going on with the rest of the screen at the time. In the past, LG’s software has been one of the biggest downsides to their phones, and unfortunately it seems like a lot of those downsides are present in this leak.LG will be officially revealing the phone in a couple of weeks in NYC, so there’s not long to wait and see what this phone is capable of.last_img read more

Local gas prices down slightly

first_img KUSI Newsroom April 10, 2018 Local gas prices down slightly Updated: 2:24 PM Posted: April 10, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped one-tenth of a cent today for the second consecutive day after a stretch of 18 increases in 21 days pushed it to its highest amount since Aug. 26, 2015.The average price of $3.55 is 1.9 cents more than one week ago, 14.9 cents higher than one month ago and 53.5 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price rose 11.8 cents during the run of increases that ended Monday. It has risen 42.8 cents since the start of the year. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Gas prices FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Report Media MA Up In 2010 But Smaller Deals Dominated

first_imgConsumer Magazines saw 26 deals worth $214 million, compared to 41 deals worth $213 million in 2009 (there were no consumer transactions over $100 million last year). B-to-C Online Media & Technology generated 230 deals worth $8.5 billion, up from 139 deals valued at $7 billion in 2009. Deals in Database & Information Services jumped 49 percent to 70 worth $12.4 billion, including TPG Capital’s acquisition of MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associate’s property data unit for $850 million. The Marketing & Interactive Services sector posted the most deals in 2010 at 254, worth $11.3 billion. Newspapers posted the fewest deals with 10 worth $1.5 billion. Exhibitions & Conferences had the lowest combined deal value at just $129 million. 2010 Media, Information, Marketing Services & Related Technology M&A Activity B2B Online Media & Technology: 59 deals worth $2.5 billionB2C Online Media & Technology: 230 deals worth $8.5 billionBusiness-to-Business Media: 37 deals worth $534 millionConsumer Magazines: 26 deals worth $214Database & Information Services: 70 deals worth $12.3 billionEducation Information, Technology & Training: 59 deals worth $4.9 billionExhibitions & Conferences: 23 deals worth $129 millionMarketing & Interactive Services: 254 deals worth $11.3 billionMobile Media/Technology: 77 deals worth $1.4 billionNewspaper Publishing: 10 deals worth $1.4 billionTotal: 845 deals worth $43.3 billionSource: JEGI Transaction Database Both the number and value of mergers and acquisitions in the media, information, marketing services and technology sectors jumped 39 percent in 2010, with 845 transactions valued at $43.3 billion, according to a new report from The Jordan, Edmiston Group.Online media, marketing services and mobile media dominated the 10 categories tracked by JEGI, accounting for 73 percent of the deal volume and more than half of overall deal size (JEGI says the average deal size for these three categories was $38 million, compared to $87 million for the balance of the other seven other sectors it tracked). While there were significantly more deals in several media sectors, they were on the smaller side. JEGI reports 37 deals in B-to-B Media valued at $534 million (that’s 85 percent more transactions than in 2009, but down another 85 percent from $3.5 billion in deal value in 2009). UBM’s $287 million acquisition of Canon Communications was the largest deal of the year in the category. However, B-to-B Online Media & Technology saw 59 deals (up 11 percent from 2009) valued at $2.5 billion (up 88 percent from last year).last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday Aug 31 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowWalker, Begich supporters eye withdrawal deadlineAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauIt’s nearly unprecedented for conservative and Republican candidates to share less of the vote than former Gov. Sean Parnell had four years ago.Final Pebble scoping report releasedAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final scoping report today for the proposed Pebble Mine’s environmental impact statement. The 90-day scoping period ended June 29.Controversy abound as Roadless Rule debate rages onRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaEver since the state filed a petition in January of this year for a roadless exemption, opponents have argued that the move reopens a debate that was finally closed in 2016.Fairbanks woman charged with the murder of her two childrenDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA Fairbanks woman is charged with killing her two infant children.Military plans exercises in Gulf of Alaska for spring despite widespread oppositionDaysha Eaton, KMXT – KodiakAfter requests from Gulf of Alaska communities that the U.S. Military reschedule or cancel its Northern Edge exercises in the Gulf, officials recently announced they’ll go ahead and hold the training this spring.Salvage team refloating F/V Pacific KnightAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamThe 58-foot vessel, which was operating as a tender near Clark’s Point, sank July 25. After more than a month at the bottom of the Nushagak Bay, a salvage team is lifting the ship and will tow it to Dutch Harbor.AK: Did Wyatt Earp really lose his pistol in Juneau?Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauA bar in Juneau claims it has a pistol that belonged to one of history’s most notorious gunslingers. But does the story check out?49 Voices: Stephanie Seber of McCarthyErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Stephanie Seber in McCarthy. Seber is a massage therapist who moved to McCarthy in 2009 from Colorado.last_img read more

AP govt bans bauxite mining in Visakhapatnam

first_imgThe chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday ordered to ban the Bauxite mining at Visakhapatnam by withdrawing the GO 97. An order with respect to it has been passed to the officials of the mining department. “If the tribals are seriously opposing it to preserve the forest reserves, then there is no need for the government to continue the mining,” said YS Jagan. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us On the second day of collectors’ meeting at Praja Vedika, the chief minister said that the tribals need to be taken into confidence and ensure they are not attracted to Maoists. He further added that the ban on Bauxite mining will end the Maoists movement in the agency area. The GO 97 allows the mining department to carry out the mining at the Bauxite Ore.last_img read more

Cenosphere at the Ash Pond Area in Ramagundam

first_imgRamagundam: For the first time, collection of Cenosphere started at NTPC Ramagundam Ash Pond on Tuesday. Nishant Bhat, Director from M/s Sarlachem India Private Limited, Gujarat, collected the Cenosphere at the ash pond area in the presence of BC Polai, GM (Operation) and NTPC officials. Recently, NTPC has awarded the contract to M/s Sarlachem for collection and sale of Cenosphere. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Cenospheres, the high strength, small sized, lightweight, non-porous, free flowing, hollow ceramic spheres produced in coal fired thermal power plants during the burning of coal at very elevated temperatures, find extensive usage across a number of industries owing to their physical properties. Industries such as oil and gas, building, aerospace, automotive and surface coating continue to be some of the leading consumers of cenospheres.last_img read more

Pokemon Go players have killed two people this week

first_imgPhoto Credit: NobodyEpic on Twitter<><> It was obvious before it started becoming illegal, but it’s worth stating yet again: using a phone while driving is incredibly dangerous and can end with the driver seriously injuring or killing someone. And yet, people still do it and continue to cause harm.The Pokemon Go craze, although waning, isn’t helping matters and seems to be making drivers forget how dangerous playing while in control of a vehicle traveling at speed is. This week alone, two people have died in Japan in two separate accidents because of drivers focusing on Pokemon Go instead of the road, and a third person remains seriously injured.AdChoices广告The first accident occurred on August 11 in Kasugai. A 29-year-old woman was crossing the street on her bicycle when she was hit by a car causing her critical injuries. She sadly passed away yesterday. The driver admitted he was playing Pokemon Go while driving, which had drained his phone battery. He hit the woman while looking away from the road and the game to plug his phone in to charge.The second accident occurred on Tuesday evening when a 39-year-old driver hit two women crossing the street in Tokushima. He admitted to playing Pokemon Go while driving and didn’t see the pedestrians. The older of the two women (72) died of her injuries soon after reaching hospital, while the younger (60) remains seriously injured.This isn’t the fault of Pokemon Go, of course, it’s the individuals playing the game. But how do you hit home how dangerous this practice is and overcome that “must play” urge in these situations? The threat of prosecution doesn’t seem to be enough because I see plenty of people still using their phones in cars to talk without a hands-free kit.Maybe the solution is more extreme… maybe phones need to automatically not work whenever they detect they are inside a car and not hooked up to a hands-free system. I don’t see that ever happening, though, and even if it did someone would create a workaround “for convenience.” Every Pokemon’s dream is to find a trainer that let’s them get lit AF.last_img read more

Nickelodeons Rockos Modern Life Film Has a Pretty Perfect Premise

first_img Rocko’s Modern Life has been off the air for 22 years now, and our lives have never been the same. Creator Joe Murray is an animation genius who dealt out some of the funniest and cleverly written scripts Nickelodeon had ever aired next to Ren & Stimpy. Since the mid to late nineties, the cable network has been trying to capture that lightning in the bottle ever since.Luckily nostalgia for what once was is stronger than ever today, and those kids have a voice thanks to social media. It has spawned The Splat cable station; Nickelodeon’s throwback network. Nick has been getting in touch with all its original creators (including Murray) to produce films out of their favorite shows.This week the network broke the news that Murray, along with the original voice cast: Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko/Spunky), Tom Kenny (Heffer Wolfe), Mr. Lawrence (Filburt Turtle), Charlie Adler (Ed & Bev Bighead), Linda Wallem (Dr. Paula Hutchison). They are all aboard the new film project, including a few newcomers who will play roles such as Cowboy and Pillow Salesmen. I’m sure Crappie Jack would be pleased.What gets me even more excited about the movie is what Nickelodeon had to say today about the project. “The special brings the characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st-century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.”I expect nothing less of this kind of premise from Murray. It simply warms my heart to hear that Heffer and Filb will be indulging themselves in smartphones and food trucks, as Rocko looks on in slight discomfort when Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling premieres sometime in 2018.Rocko’s Modern Life in the last few years has been praised for (not so secretly) adding in adult content to its children’s program, but it was so much more than that. Those few scenes were just to see what the creators could get away with. Murray’s complete vision of the series offered so much more than just a couple of dirty sight gags. It was a hilarious and well-crafted romp for all ages in the nineties that ages beautifully. For a more in-depth look into the series, be sure to check out Joe Murray’s Creating Animated Cartoons with Character book. Now let’s all sit in front of the boob-tube and enjoy some Fat Heads with Chokey Chicken in hand in anticipation for this marvelous comeback!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target 11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix MoviesWatch These Movies Before ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ last_img read more

Art comes to you or doesnt

first_imgWhen did you start painting? How has the journey been so far?I started when I was four or five years old, as soon as I started understanding art. I used to borrow ideas from nature and sketch.What are the inspirations behind your paintings?I’m always attracted to soft, natural, delicate tones like you see in buds, butterflies, flowers, feathers and rivers. Working with dry pastels on canvas, my inspiration comes from the natural environment.My works are mostly in small formats, in mixed media, where use of pastel shows through in soft, soothing, serene hues. My work displays peace and tranquility in different forms. The abstract work is a display of life’s many moments which I cherish. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’You have exhibited in various parts of the country. What response do you find at such places?I have exhibited at lots of places both nationally and internationally like various parts of India, South Korea, Singapore  and my experience everywhere has been enriching. People have really appreciated my art and accepted my work with reverence.What is the inspiration behind the current exhibition?Behind ‘40 works of Hemant Rao’, are my different and varied experiences in life along with nature that keep on giving me new ideas and new dimensions. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBeing a self-taught artist, what are the ups and downs you have been through?I believe art comes naturally to you. I was born an artist. I really don’t feel any need to get formally trained by any institute. But yes, I would like to give credit to Prayag Shukla, my mentor, who has always shown me a different and unusual path that helps me.Any other exhibition that you are planning?I’m at the planning stage for my next works which are in 3D.What are your expectatiosn from art lovers?I would like to request all art lovers to keep on showing their love and support for young talents like me as their support acts as a great motivator.last_img read more

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted Thursday that he will not attend a planned meeting with President Donald Trump next week after the U. Historically,British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned the Talibans "appalling" suicide attack on a vehicle belonging to the countrys embassy on Thursday that killed six people, 2018 As we process the gut-wrenching act of violence that took place this evening in a place of peace in our community. read more