Roundup: 5 Cutting-Edge Apps for the Modern Filmmaker

first_imgTechnology and filmmaking meet in these innovative apps that are changing the game for digital filmmakers and video producers.Cover image by GaudiLab.While they may only be separated by a few hundred miles of highway in California, Silicon Valley and Hollywood seem worlds apart in terms of their thinking and style. Silicon Valley, the hotbed of innovation and future-minded technologies stands in stark contrast to the classical Hollywood film industry based on analog film stock and traditional box office values.However, as filmmaking becomes more digital and more diverse, technology and film production are beginning to integrate with some exciting new apps, platforms, and services. Let’s look at some of the most innovative developments for the modern digital filmmaker.1. Illuminati Light MeterImage via PremiumBeat.First off, let’s look at one of the most impressive cutting-edge technologies to go digital — light meters. Particularly the Illuminati meter, which comes with a meter that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. From the companion app, you can read everything from color temperature to video light exposure to stills-style light exposure and chromaticity. While it is one of the pricier offerings on this list, it’s actually quite a bargain — and much handier than traditional analog light meters.Read more about the Illuminati Light Meter in this hands-on review.2. Script Transferring AppsIf there’s one aspect of filmmaking that’s archaically behind the times, it’s the scripts. Especially when you consider lengthy revision processes, the concept of printing out new versions of scripts for all of your cast and crew is a waste of time and paper. Luckily, apps like Scriptation are scrambling to fill the void for a fully transferable and adaptable scripts. The app, featured in the video above, has been used on shows like Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, and Silicon Valley.You can find out more about Scriptation at their website.3. Virtually Practice Your PitchImage by SFIO CRACHO.While most of these apps assist with the different periods of production (pre through post), there’s another element that you should consider. Pitching projects, whether to clients, investors, or film studios, is a huge part of the film and video world and is perhaps one of the most crucial skills to cultivate. Virtual Reality is now helping people practice public speaking and overcome anxiety, with a new app called PanicLobster. The app helps everyone from filmmakers to entrepreneurs practice their one-minute pitches or presentations.VR is not limited to just film and video either. Check out this article at Shutterstock about other ways VR is making the world a better place.4. Lighting Cue SoftwareFor your gaffers and lighting department, the Cuelist is a new program designed to update the process of marking and sharing the placement of tech cues throughout your production process. The software is specifically tailored for lighting designers, who spend lots of time and energy marking scripts and shot lists with notes about lighting cues, setups, and workflows.Watch the video above or check out the Cuelist’s website for more info.5. Multi-Track Video EditingImage via LumaTouch.Aimed at filmmakers, video professionals, and digital journalists on the go, the LumaFusion is one of the best multi-track editors for smartphones and tablet devices currently on the market. Based on the Pinnacle Studio App, LumaFusion has just about all the bells and whistles you’ll need when editing on the fly and cutting together your packages. You can even add graphics and effects for some nice-looking-but-quick exports.You can find out more on the LumaTouch website here.For more innovative tips and tricks for film and video production, check out some of these articles.Tech and Film: 7 Innovations Changing the IndustrySpeed Up Your Workflow with Adobe’s New Project Rush4 Awesome Innovations in Lens Technology Every Filmmaker NeedsYou Can Now Buy a Robotic Camera Arm That Plugs into an OutletThe 11 Best Filmmaking Apps for iPhonelast_img read more

PH para athletes rally for continuous support, recognition

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My eyes were opened on how unfair the law is for Filipino athletes with disabilities. The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has already undergone a number of administrative changes, but it was always the same answer, that we are not part of the law. That made me believe and I understood that there is a need to level the structure for us disabled athletes,” she said in Filipino.Luckily, those problems from Dumapong-Ancheta’s time is longer an issue after the passing of Republic Act 9064, also known as the Athletes’ Incentives Act, for para athletes who compete in international tiffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m glad that now, there’s some kind of appreciation and recognition for us para athletes,” said Dumapong-Ancheta, who was one of the para athletes who gave their testimonies in the First Philippine Para Sports Summit on Friday at Microtel by Wyndham on Quezon City.The inclusion of para athletes in the Athletics Incentives Act gave them one less to worry about, especially when it came to funding. What ‘missteps’? PPC-PHILSPADA president Mike Barredo recognizes the speakers, including Paralympic bronze medalists Josephine Medina and Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonLooking back, Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta says that the country has gone a long way when it comes to rewarding athletes with disabilities.When she won the bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 44-year-old powerlifter shared that she had a rude awakening when the government had little to give for her success in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “There’s still a lot of challenges that we have to surpass, but if we’ll look at the big things, we may not move forward. So we have to take everything step-by-step and we’re looking to continue in extending the paralympic movement here in the Philippines,” she said.“I just hope that in the next generations, the athletes that will come in after us will experience the recognition they rightfully deserve without asking.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This allowed para athletes to give full attention to their trainings and the competitions as they continue to hoist the Philippine flag high and proud and inspire their compatriots back home.2016 Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Josephine Medina was one of those who have capitalized on this opportunity.“Before, I was using my hard earned money to participate in the different qualifying tournaments. But in 2016, the PWD athletes are already enjoying whole year round of allowances,” she said.“The other countries have their own coaches and staff, but we did it all alone there, attending the technical meetings and training for the games,” said Medina. “Having disabilities is not a hindrance, but a challenge in life, and in those competitions, we’re competing there by our lonesome. With that, the Philippines gained a higher respect from the other countries.”Dumapong-Ancheta, though, believes that the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) have only scratched the surface when it comes to advancements for athletes with disabilities.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View commentslast_img read more


first_img3rd race: B R Hills Plate (Div-I) 1200M: 3rd race: B R Hills Plate (Div-I) 1200M: Senator (Prakash Raj Urs) 54 Manish first Croziet 58 Sunil Samson second Sheer Luck 55.5 Sarvan Kumar third Able Master 59.5 Jagadeesh fourth All Ran Won by: 2-3/4Ls, 1L and 1/2l Time: One min:12.68 seconds Tote: Rs 89 for win. Rs 20, Rs 12 and Rs 51 for places Favourite: Croziet Winner trained by: GT Surneder Forecast: Rs 461 Quinella: Rs 90 Shp: Rs 36 Trinalla: 70 pct Rs 9,498 30 pct Rs 5,699. (MORE) PTI AKS AKS RBSlast_img

Paulo Dybala: The star who can’t play with Messi or Ronaldo

first_imgSaturday’s damaging defeat at the hands of Colombia has left the uncertainties inside the Argentina camp open for everyone to see. Ineffective in attack and vulnerable in defence, at this point novice coach Lionel Scaloni has a real headache as he tries to form a workable team in time for their second Copa America clash against Paraguay on Wednesday.Rodrigo De Paul may start ahead of Angel Di Maria; Sergio Aguero could lose his place to Lautaro Martinez. Renzo Saravia is almost certain to step out of the starting line-up after a calamitous display that saw both goals come from down the exposed flank of the new Porto right-back.One player, however, is most definitely out of contention, to a point where he appears the forgotten man of the Albiceleste squad. Paulo Dybala is once more relegated to the substitutes’ bench, a place he looks set to occupy for quite some time as the result of his inability to play alongside not one, but rather both of the world’s current football superstars. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “What I’m about to say will seem strange, but playing with Messi in Argentina is a little difficult.” Those words, uttered in the heat of the World Cup qualifying campaign at the start of 2017, have hung like a millstone round Dybala’s neck since.How, precisely, could sharing a pitch with perhaps the greatest player the game has ever seen prove a challenge? Dybala’s candour has come back to haunt him every time he has taken the field alongside Messi and failed to deliver; but those sub-standard performances have proven him exactly right.The Juventus and Barcelona stars are indeed extremely similar on the pitch, each preferring to bore in from the right-hand side and switch to their favourite left, as well as favouring neat, short touches while in possession before whipping the ball at goal.Argentina’s experiments with both Messi and Dybala in the starting line-up have been few and generally unsuccessful, with neither player willing – or perhaps able – to adapt their game to accommodate the other.Dybala PSLeo is Leo, of course, and Dybala merely a very good forward, leaving little doubt over who must give way in the face of that conflict. That is why at the age of 25 the Cordoba native has just 20 international caps to his name, most of those short cameos off the bench or in non-competitive fixtures, and one solitary goal scored in a friendly against Mexico in 2018.Even worse for the player, the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus marked the second elite superstar he has failed to gel with.Dybala’s fantastic first three seasons in Turin were built on a fluid partnership with either Mario Mandzukic or Gonzalo Higuain, who departed last year.With Higuain, Dybala often played in the hole in a 4-2-3-1 system or as a support striker. He would supply the ammunition but he also linked up well with Pipita, scoring a memorable winner at Wembley against Tottenham in 2018 from a Higuain through pass.Mandzukic, meanwhile, is a striker who prefers to put in the hard yards outside the area and contribute to his team’s overall effort to grabbing the glory himself.Dybala and Mandzukic also proved supremely effective, delivering three consecutive Scudetti while cementing the young Argentine’s reputation as one of the world’s most promising players.Ronaldo, however, changed everything. Suddenly Mandzukic’s sacrifice and toil was all in benefit of the ex-Real Madrid star, with Dybala relegated to a supporting role in a team now far more direct and rapid than that he was accustomed to.From 26 goals in 2017-18, his tally plummeted to just 10 last season as he struggled to carve out a first-team role before coach Massimiliano Allegri, tired of trying to fit square pegs in round holes, finally dropped him to the bench for most of the first half of 2019.Those same complaints that aired in 2017 emerged again, this time from Dybala’s brother. “Off the pitch there is no problem with [Ronaldo], the problems are on it: you can’t do anything with him there and Paulo is young,” Gustavo fired in May, while claiming that Paulo and several other players were unhappy at Juve.Lionel Messi Paulo Dybala Argentina Dybala Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus“There is a good chance Paulo will leave Juve, he needs a change. He is not happy and will not be the only one who leaves.”Whether Paulo does stay in Turin or not will be determined once Argentina’s Copa America campaign comes to a close, later or perhaps sooner if their pitiful 2-0 defeat at the hands of Colombia is a faithful indication of this squad’s real level.For the present, though, he will remain on the fringes of the team, unable to complement Messi on the field and, as he showed prior to La Pulga’s international return with a host of mediocre performances marked by fleeting glimpses of quality, unable to act as a real alternative to the Barca wizard either. Indeed, with the emergence of Ezequiel Barco in the Under-20 World Cup, Dybala could well find himself squeezed out between old and new and left out of the set-up altogether post-Brazil as Argentina seek the formula to secure qualification to Qatar 2022.It would be extremely disappointing to see a star like Dybala’s burn out so prematurely, without a place for club or country. But if he is to overcome this bump in the road and demonstrate to all that 2018-19 was merely a blip, the onus is on the forward himself to become more adaptable, more flexible in his approach regardless of tactics or team-mates.Even if he is incapable of doing so, he may still go on to have a great and long-lasting professional career. But the tag of ‘the player who could not play with either Messi or Ronaldo’ is a heavy, damning one, and the sooner he sheds it the better.last_img read more

Top 2020 4-Star Recruit Announces Decommitment

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the 2020 class has announced his de-commitment.Kedrick Bingley-Jones, a four-star defensive lineman, took to Twitter to back off of his pledge to Florida.“Gods plan,” he tweeted.Here’s his full announcement:Gods plan??— Kedrick Bingley-J. (@kedrickbingleyj) January 15, 2019The four-star defensive lineman is ranked the No. 11 SDE in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Duke, Florida State, Georgia and North Carolina, among other schools, have been involved in his recruitment.The four-star prospect is ranked the No. 202 overall player in the class.Florida’s 2020 class is ranked No. 4 in the country.last_img read more

Vegas Odds Predict Who Will Be No. 1 Overall Pick

first_imgThe NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)The 2019 NFL Combine came to a close this weekend after the best college football players in the country showed off their talent for scouts. Several impressive performances sent players rocketing up draft boards.However, one player that did not work out, may have risen the most. Former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray showed up to the combine to be measured, but did not work out for scouts.Murray chose not to throw or run, but still saw his stock rise. After the stood over 5-foot-10, that’s all scouts needed to see from the two-sport star.Although he didn’t display his skills at the combine, Murray is now the co-favorite to go No. 1 overall.According to odds released by one sportsbook, Murray and Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa are the favorites to be the No. 1 pick.Odds To Be #1 Draft PickNick Bosa + 110Kyler Murray +110Quinnen Williams +450Josh Allen +1200Dwayne Haskins +1400Drew Lock +4000Rashan Gary +6000(Source: @FDSportsbook)— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 5, 2019The Arizona Cardinals – who hold the No. 1 pick – have been tied to Kyler Murray since the close of the 2018 NFL season.Although the team drafted Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, new head coach Kliff Kingsbury could choose to draft his own quarterback rather than ride with the guy a previous regime brought in.The draft kicks off on April 25.last_img read more

Provincewide Ban on Open Fires Lifted

first_imgNATURAL RESOURCES–Provincewide Ban on Open Fires Lifted “We encourage Nova Scotians to continue to use caution with any fire they light in or around woodlands,” said Jim Rudderham, supervisor of wildfire management with the Department of Natural Resources. “It is still fire season and people should ensure they always have a means to control or extinguish their fires.” Nova Scotians who want to have fires within 305 metres of the woods require a provincial burning permit. Landowners should also contact a local municipal government office to see if any additional permits are required. If burning brush, doing so during the winter months should be considered as no provincial permit is required and burning conditions are much safer. For information on wildfire prevention and winter burning, see the Department of Natural Resources website at or visit a department office. Forest fires can be reported by calling 911 or toll-free at 1-800-565-2224. —————————————————————Due to recent precipitation, and the forecast for additional rainfall, the province lifted the open fire ban today, Aug. 3.last_img read more

Students sell JU past papers

first_imgKolkata: Flouting the rules, Jadavpur University student union members on Tuesday opened help desks for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate (UG) courses and sold question papers of previous years. An official said the matter would be investigated as admissions were being conducted online. “The entire admission process is online. We have uploaded all the information on our website. Model syllabus and past question papers are also there. I had seen some students sitting, but had no idea that they were selling question papers,” said registrar of Jadavpur University Snehamanju Basu. We would definitely investigate the matter, she added. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaShe urged applicants not to come to the university campus as all the information and question papers were available on the website. “One should not spend money on it,” Basu said. Earlier, Education minister Partha Chatterjee had asked all colleges to conduct the admission process online and not ask students to visit the campus before the start of classes. “I have come here to collect question papers of last 10 years,” a student seeking admission said. However, she denied giving any money for it. Asked about flouting of rules, a member of Trinamool’s student union wing said, “It’s our tradition to help students who come to seek information”. Student wings of other political parties have also set up help desks. For each department, phone numbers of around five student members have been displayed on a board, to help admission seekers.last_img read more

Frontofpackage symbols proposed for foods high in sodium sugar saturated fat

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government wants to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods with front-of-package warnings on items that contain high levels of sodium, sugar or saturated fat — ingredients linked to chronic health problems like obesity, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.Currently, consumers must check the nutrition facts table on the back of packages to see the sugar, sodium and saturated fat content.Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is proposing to make it easier for people to identify foods high in those ingredients by requiring standardized, prominent warning symbols on the front of food packages.The symbols will “provide a clear and easy-to-understand visual that will make choosing the healthier options the easier option for Canadians,” she told a news conference Friday.“Having this information available at a glance will allow us to make healthy decisions in seconds and will benefit every, single Canadian.”Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said two-thirds of Canadian adults and one-third of kids are overweight, which puts them at higher risk of a range of chronic diseases.“The reality is that these chronic diseases are largely preventable by not smoking, being physically active on a regular basis and by eating nutritious foods that are low in saturated fat, sugars and sodium, which is in salt,” she said.Petitpas Taylor was accompanied at the news conference by representatives of health advocacy groups such as Diabetes Canada, Dieticians of Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association, as well as the Retail Council of Canada. They lauded the proposed warning labels.“We’ve all heard the troubling news that, in Canada, diet-related factors are now the leading risk factor of death,” said Yves Savoie, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.“Unfortunately, millions of Canadians are living with diet-related disease, taking a huge toll on our health and on our families, not to mention on our economy.”Foods high in one or more of the three ingredients, but which are nevertheless considered beneficial to health, will be exempted from the new package labelling requirements, including whole and two-per-cent milk (but not chocolate milk), most vegetable oils and fruits and vegetables without added saturated fat, sugars or sodium.Foods such as raw, single-ingredient meats and those sold at farmers’ markets and roadside stands will also be exempted, as will foods on which a warning symbol would be redundant, such as table sugar and salt, honey and maple syrup.“If you’re buying a bag of sugar, I don’t think we need to say that it’s high in sugar,” said Petitpas Taylor.Health Canada is asking for public feedback on four possible symbols, which would be displayed in the upper quadrant of a package label — or the right quadrant when the package is wider than it is tall.Public consultation on the symbols and proposed regulations will run until April 26.Once the regulations are finalized, food manufacturers will have until December 2022 to comply with the new packaging requirements.Health Canada estimates that about half of all food packages will require the new warning symbols, although that number could shrink if manufacturers use the transition period to decrease the levels of sodium, sugar and saturated fat in their products.Petitpas Taylor said such symbols have been used for some years in Chile, which found that 18 per cent of products were reformulated so that they didn’t require the symbols.The warning symbols will be required on foods that meet or exceed proposed thresholds.For pre-packaged foods and foods intended solely for children between the ages of one and four, the proposed threshold is 15 per cent of the recommended daily intake of each of the three ingredients. For pre-packaged meals, the threshold rises to 30 per cent.The government is also planning to amend regulations governing nutrient content claims, such as “no sugar added.” Officials said doing so would ensure, for example, that consumers are not confused by a claim that no sugar has been added to fruit juice which is naturally high in sugar and would therefore require a warning symbol.Introduction of the warning symbols is one of three pillars of the government’s healthy eating strategy, which also includes restricting marketing of foods to kids and updating the Canada Food Guide.Consultations on the food guide revisions have become controversial, with agriculture groups worrying that the government appears to be promoting a shift towards more plant-based diets, with less reliance on animal proteins.last_img read more


first_img“I am very happy to have been awarded this scholarship which is definitely a boost in helping me pay my daily university expenses,” Elisanne says. “Furthermore, it is always very much appreciated to be recognized for what we do. This will help me pursue my studies and obtain my doctorate.”AMI partnered, once again, with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to administer the program. Since its founding in 1986, NEADS has been mandated to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.Information and eligibility requirements for the 2019 AMI Scholarship program will be posted on the AMI websites in February 2019. Visit and for complete details.About Accessible Media Inc.AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit and Advertisement The winners of this year’s AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship are Laura Lefevre of Edmonton, Alberta, and Elisanne Pellerin from Montreal, Quebec. Laura is in Year 1 of a Master’s program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University while Elisanne is in the first year of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal.“I was only diagnosed with Asperger’s just over a year ago,” Laura says. “I can’t explain how it feels to have spoken in a way that others can hear and to have that acknowledged – and to have been heard and acknowledged by AMI! I’m honoured. And shocked. And delighted. And very, very grateful.” Advertisement TORONTO – Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today the winners of its 2018 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to Canadian students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two scholarships valued at $5,000 each are awarded annually to students with a disability, one in English and one in French. Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tweeter shares soar as much as 1400 pct and are halted after

by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Oct 4, 2013 3:19 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – A bankrupt electronics retailer appears to have gotten caught up in the investor fervour for Twitter.Shares of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Inc. rose as high as 15 cents Friday. That’s up 1,400 per cent from Thursday’s closing price of 1 cent. And trading volume skyrocketed to 14.4 million shares. Over the past year, the daily average was about 29,000, according to FactSet.The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street’s industry regulator, said the shares were halted Friday afternoon because of a misunderstanding related to the “possible initial public offering of an unrelated security.”What could have gotten investors so confused?Tweeter trades over the counter, under the “TWTRQ” symbol.Twitter on Thursday offered investors details about its highly anticipated IPO and proposed the stock symbol “TWTR.”But San Francisco-based Twitter’s stock won’t be available for trading until the company actually goes public. That could be before Thanksgiving.Twitter has about 218 million users, far fewer than Facebook, which has more than 1 billion. But celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Britney Spears to President Barack Obama, are on it. And many TV networks and news organizations encourage people to follow their Twitter pages in order to start a conversation with viewers and promote their shows.Twitter said that it expects to raise about $1 billion in its IPO.And Tweeter? The chain was founded in 1972 and had been based in Canton, Mass. It sold TVs, audio equipment and other electronics, but the stores disappeared years ago. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2007 and closed the stores in 2008.Tweeter’s over-the-counter stock was worth 5 cents before trading was halted Friday._____Follow Joseph Pisani at Tweeter shares soar as much as 1,400 pct and are halted after Twitter files for IPO read more

In Niger global community must match generosity of host communities – UN

“Trauma and psychosis are palpable amongst families who fled Boko Haram’s brutal attacks on their hometown,” Toby Lanzer, the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, said in a press release.He recently completed a five-day mission to Niger to assess the humanitarian situation of a country facing multiple crises. He visited the south-eastern region of Diffa, particularly affected by violence and insecurity around the Lake Chad basin, before travelling to Agadez, a major transit hub for migrants in West Africa.“Most are women and children who expressed an immense despair,” Mr. Lanzer noted after meeting families at the Assaga site, hosting over 6,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees from Nigeria.“Despite joint efforts by the Government and humanitarian teams, the deprivation is obvious. Their livelihoods were decimated. Some have been forcibly displaced several times, others sleep under the stars. Young people, in particular, are out of school and have little prospects for the future.” The site of Assaga lies in the Diffa region of Niger, which hosts over 150,000 IDPs and refugees. They found shelter in an extremely fragile region, where communities suffered successive years of droughts and floods, recurrent epidemics and limited access to basic services. In Diffa, an estimated 350,000 people are food insecure, and the number of children admitted for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition has doubled compared to the same period last year. “More than one in every four people is now displaced in Diffa. Communities that host them come from the worst-off region of the poorest country in the world,” the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator said. Niger is host to a total of over 220,000 persons displaced by conflict in neighbouring Nigeria, Libya and Mali. In addition, thousands of migrants transit through the country each year. Meanwhile, the UN Resident Coordinator in Niger, Fodé Ndiaye, said that beyond essential life-saving assistance to those in crisis, more investment into policies is needed to curb the cycle of repeated crisis.“Access to education, employment, quality public services and increasing and equitable wealth are essential if we are [to] engage in structural changes and preserve the island of stability that is Niger in the midst of a region in turmoil,” Mr. Ndiaye said.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this year’s humanitarian appeal for Niger calls for $376 million to address the most pressing needs throughout the country. To date, only 40 per cent of its financial requirements have been met. read more

Rojewski buzzerbeater for a tie in Kassel

13.TVB Stuttgart234514587:67713 Dramatische Schlussphase gestern beim Duell MT Melsungen – SC Magdeburg – mit dem 28:28-Ausgleich in letzter Sekunde… Mehr zu den gestrigen Spielen: by SPORT1 Handball on Thursday, March 17, 2016 3.Flensburg-H.231823687:57438 andreas rojewskiSC Magdeburg SC Magdeburg made a small surprise by winning a point in away match against Melsungen 28:28. Magdeburg’s right back Andreas Rojewski scored the equalisier in the last second of the match for the silence in Kassel…MT Melsungen: P. Müller 6, Sellin 5/3, Forstbauer 4, Maric 3, Schneider 3, Boomhouwer 2, Danner 2, Rnic 2, Vuckovic 1SC Magdeburg: Weber 8/3, Damgaard 5, Rojewski 5, Grafenhorst 4, Haaß 2, Zelenovic 2, Bagersted 1, Lemke 1 4.MT Melsungen241635682:61135 TVB Stuttgart – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 21 : 33 (9:16)SG Flensburg-Handewitt – HSG Wetzlar 35 : 23 (16:12)Frisch Auf Göppingen – HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 34 : 30 (17:13)STANDINGS: 9.Gummersbach2311210626:61524 17.N-Lubbecke221417554:6486 5.Fuchse Berlin231337659:60029 1.Rhein-Neckar232003651:51540 14.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten235117617:68711 7.HSG Wetzlar241338630:61729 6.Goppingen231418626:56729 8.Hannover-Burgdorf231067645:64626 11.Leipzig238312603:64919 12.Lemgo236215622:68514 2.Kiel221903680:56538 16.Eisenach223217568:6908 15.Bergischer234118575:6629 10.SC Magdeburg23869636:64022 ← Previous Story Tarabochia saves Wisla against Vardar Next Story → Russia and Belarus want Men’s EHF EURO 2022 read more

Rapist who poses an indefinite danger to women jailed for 18 months

first_img Short URL A RAPIST DESCRIBED as posing an indefinite danger to women has been jailed for 18 months for the sexual assault of a woman on a train.Paul Moore (51) has been jailed six times for sexual offences over the last 25 years. He had been on bail awaiting sentencing for the offence which took place on the Dart in 2014.Judge Melanie Greally also ordered that Moore keep a curfew from 10pm to 8am for the next ten years.Moore of Mountjoy Square, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the woman on the southside Dart on 28 August, 2014.Judge Greally suspended the final 18 months of a three-year sentence on strict conditions.These including remaining under Probation Services supervision for ten years and advising his monitoring officer and gardaí of any proposed change of address or mobile phone number.He must also remain alcohol and intoxicant free when in public and address his alcohol use.Judge Greally said that a report from the Probation Services noted that Moore expressed no remorse, had proved resistant to all efforts to rehabilitate him and posed an indefinite danger to adult females.She said that alcohol was a major contributing factor to his offending.Previously the court heard Moore assaulted the victim, an au pair, in 2014 as she was travelling home from college.CCTV footageGardaí examined CCTV footage of the incident but Moore was not recognised on the video until two years later.In the meantime, he sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents in the city centre after stopping them in the street and asking them for a cigarette.In 2015, he was jailed for 15 months for these attacks. He was released in April 2016 and was subject to probation supervision.In that case, Judge Martin Nolan noted Moore “has a predisposition to violence towards women which manifests as rape and sexual assault”.His other offences include raping a musician in 2001, for which he received ten years and raping another woman in 1995, for which he received seven years.At a previous hearing in February Moore’s defence counsel, Breffni Gordon BL, said he had spent a significant portion of his life in prison.Counsel said there were conflicting opinions on what caused Moore to commit these crimes. One psychiatric report blamed a head injury he received in 1982 while another blamed an “organic personality disorder.”Gordon had asked the court to hear from Moore’s case officer in the Probation Service to see if Moore could “deal with his problems” without going to prison.Judge Greally said Moore’s inability to desist from offending, no matter what punishment was imposed, was a matter of real concern to the court.She said the court was sentencing Moore for this offence and not for past offences, for which he has already served sentences.She said the legal system here did not allow for preventative detention regardless of how compelling the argument might be.Read: Youth who kicked his mother in the head during assaults spared jail >Read: Man accused of killing Gareth Hutch stabbed in Mountjoy > Image: PA Archive/PA Images Mar 30th 2017, 6:46 PM Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 6:46 PM The attack happened on the southside Dart in 2014. Image: PA Archive/PA Images By Declan Brennan and Conor Gallagher 46 Comments center_img The attack happened on the southside Dart in 2014. 28,851 Views Rapist who poses ‘an indefinite danger to women’ jailed for 18 months after Dart sex attack Paul Moore will also have a curfew for the next ten years. Share473 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Mediterranean shock for Australian stock market

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram While it might seem that the announcement of the carbon tax had something to do with the loss of $24 billion from the Australian stock market last Tuesday, this is not the case.Uncertainty surrounding Greece’s economic woes and concerns that Italy and Spain are heading down the same path is the main reason for this latest downturn which saw the S&P/ASX 200 approaching the June trough at 4451.70, having fallen 3.4 per cent so far this week. According to traders, the eurozone statement on the future of the troubled Mediterranean economies failed to halt speculation that Greece will default and that Italy and Spain would come under further selling pressure. The prevailing fear amongst Australian traders in the local market is that Italy may be too big to bail out. Greece is viewed as one small European country in trouble; Italy is Europe’s third largest economy and if it ends up like Greece, the negative effect on Australian banks and their ability to borrow in the global financial markets will be almost immediate. Underlining these fears is that while US banks are minimally exposed to Greece’s debt, the same does not apply in regards to Italy’s debt. There is good news coming Australia’s way, at least for mortgage holders and other borrowers.In the face of the international market turmoil, J.P. Morgan predicts the Reserve Bank will have to hold off on any interest rate rises until November 2011.last_img read more

Greek Australians urged to petition for Macedonia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It has come to Neos Kosmos’ attention that over 3,000 people have already signed a petition on the Parliament of Australia website asking for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be recognised as the ‘Republic of Macedonia’.The petition is active and the FYROM Australian community is holding a campaign asking people to go on the website and sign the petition (Petition Number EN0512) addressed to the  Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives.The following is listed as the petition’s terms:Petition Reason: “Australia recognises the Republic of Macedonia as “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.”Australia says its position is in accordance with UN terminology.However, 140 UN members, including four of five permanent UN Security Council members (the UK, USA, Russia and China), recognise the Republic of Macedonia by its historical and constitutional name.In the spirit of democracy, fundamental freedoms, respect for human rights and dignity and the rule of law; Australia should also recognise the Republic of Macedonia by its historical and constitutional name.Petition Request: We call upon the House of Representatives to follow the example of the UK, USA, Russia, China, Canada and 135 other countries and recognise the Republic of Macedonia by its historical and constitutional name.”A veteran Australian politician told Neos Kosmos that “In order for this petition to not be examined, there is one way; for Greek Australians to start their own petition asking the Australian Parliament not to recognise the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as the ‘Republic of Macedonia’, hoping, of course, that the Greeks would raise more signatures”.last_img read more

ESPN 30 for 30 to profile the XFL Hulk Hogan addresses TMZ

first_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Dolph Ziggler talks about being jealous of Kofi Kingston, Eric Bischoff, losing to Owens quickly ESPN 30 for 30 to profile the XFLESPN announced in a press release on Thursday that ESPN Films would be producing a new “30 for 30” documentary about the XFL pro football league created by Vince McMahon and NBC’s Dick Ebersol back in 2001. It will premiere on ESPN on February 9.What if I told you… #ThisWasTheXFL, the story of the XFL football league, is coming to @ESPN in February!Details:— ESPN Films 30 for 30 (@30for30) November 11, 2016Hulk Hogan addresses TMZ storyNick Hausman passed along this recap of WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan on Eric Bischoff’s “Bischoff on Wrestling” podcast addressing a story by TMZ Sports earlier this week featuring his daughter Brooke stating he was getting calls from WWE about a possible return at WrestleMania next year in Orlando.“I know if I don’t bring it up nobody will. So anyway, Brooke’s running around on TMZ and made the statement about me and wrestling and WrestleMania. For the record, she needs the big boot to the head. I haven’t talked to anybody about WrestleMania. I just need to put that to rest. I asked Brooke, ‘What are you doing?’ She goes, ‘Oh, well, I’m just starting it up.’ I said, ‘Thanks Brooke.’ It was kind of funny. I said, ‘No harm. No foul.’ It was all in good fun.”James Ellsworth on WWE experienceThe Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling passed along a recap of James Ellsworth talking about his current experience with WWE and being part of Smackdown Live.“Right now I’ve been showing up every week for the last (probably four weeks) and we are not done yet.  I guess I can say that but it’s amazing and everyday like you said earlier I have to stop and pinch myself and make sure it is real because this is literally my dream come true right before my eyes. If anybody out there has a dream go after it because I am living proof that it can happen. I don’t look like the typical WWE guy at all, I am not the blueprint for what they look for but I just kept wrestling and kept fighting and kept scratching and crawling and did I think any of this would ever happen? No. But did I give up on it? No and this would have never happened if I just said I am not going to make it there and I’m going to quit trying and you can’t quit trying.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Vince Mcmahon Pinterest Videos Articles Facebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Eric Bischoff on new WWE role: “This is the biggest opportunity I’ve ever had in this industry” Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Triple Hlast_img read more

Man steals 13 propane tanks from NW MiamiDade business

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the individual who stole over a dozen propane tanks from a South Florida business.A man in an older model Ford pickup truck stole 13 propane tanks from a locked cage outside of a business located on Seventh Avenue and Northwest 95th Street.The theft happened June 13.If you have any information, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 rewardCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Best portable chargers and power banks for iPhone

first_img $50 $29 No The newest version of Mophie’s PowerStation Plus ($80) has a fabric finish and houses a 6,040mAh battery. Like the PowerStation Plus Mini, it has an integrated Lightning connector.  If you buy one of the Apple-exclusive versions, the battery conveniently charges with any Lightning cable (rather than Micro-USB). The version on Amazon charges via an included Micro-USB cable. It’s an expensive battery pack — and slightly thick — but it is well designed and reliable. With the USB-out port, you can charge two devices simultaneously. See at Amazon No Sarah Tew/CNET The Hub Mini has integrated Lightning and Micro-USB cables. This portable charger for iPhone is not so slim, but it is compact and easily fits in a pocket. It has a 3,300mAh battery inside.  David Carnoy/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET 4.50 oz. Sarah Tew/CNET 4,000mAh Yes No $50 I’ve used the $50 PhoneSuit Journey (3,500mAh battery) for a while, and it’s held up well over time. With its foldable prongs, you can plug it right into a wall outlet, and it also has integrated Lightning and Micro-USB cables. I’ve charged another power bank with the Micro-USB cable while simultaneously charging an iPhone with the Lightning cable. See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Anker PowerCore Fusion Portable Charger 6,040mAh Mophie Powerstation Mini 5,000mAh Comments Mophie PowerStation Plus iPhone Battery Packs Best affordable slim power banks (without integrated cables) The Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 ($30) houses a 5,000mAh battery and, as its name implies, is quite slim. While it’s been around for a few years, it will work with all the latest iPhones (and Android models), but you have to bring your own cable to the charging party. $25 See at Amazon Yes Yes 4,000mAh 3,500mAh Yes 3,350mAh Best battery packs with built-in Lightning cables and fold-out wall plugs 3,000mAh No Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh Built-in Lightning? Anker PowerCore Fusion Portable Charger Sarah Tew/CNET PhoneSuit Journey 4.80 oz. If you’re looking for a portable battery that can also play music, the Esquire Mini 2 ($130) is a slick Bluetooth travel speaker that has a USB-out port for charging devices (no Lightning cable included). It sounds surprisingly good for its slim size.   The Belkin Boost Charge comes in 5,000- ($40) and 10,000mAh ($50) versions. The higher capacity model (pictured above, left) is one of the slimmer 10K power banks currently available, weighing 7.48 ounces (212 grams). While neither comes with a Lightning cable, one of the Boost Charge’s key differentiating points is that you can charge with a Lightning cable so you don’t have to carry around a Micro-USB or USB-C cable to charge it. The 5K version (pictured above, right) has one USB port; the 10K has two USB out ports for charging two devices at the same time. Mophie PowerStation Mini Plus Product MyCharge Hub Mini $30 Yes See at Amazon 7.40 oz. Available in a variety of capacities, MyCharge’s Adventure series battery packs are designed to withstand drops and offer both dust and water resistance. They also include a carabiner so you can clip the battery onto a backpack. Priced at around $23, the Adventure Mini pictured here houses a 3,350mAh battery that will fully charge most phones. It has one USB-out port (no cable is included) while the step-up Adventure Plus ($25) features a 4,400mAh battery and dual USB-out ports to charge two phones at the same time. MyCharge’s Unplugged series comes in 3K (3,000mAh), 5K (5,000mAh), 8K (8,000mAh) and 10K (10,000mAh) models, all of which are portable battery packs with wireless charging capabilities. Additionally, they have a USB-out port or ports for wired charging with a cable (you can charge two devices simultaneously). It’s like having a wireless charging pad without the cord. They start at $30 for the 3K version, which is obviously the slimmest of the bunch. While the 5K is a little thicker, it doesn’t cost much more and probably delivers more performance for your money.     No No Harman Kardon Esquire Mini 2 No Moshi Porto Q 5K 3,000mAh No MyCharge GoExtra is a simple (pictured in the center), slim battery with an integrated fabric loop. The 4,400mAh version costs $25 while the step-up Go Big (6,000mAh) costs $5 more and has two USB-out ports instead of one. Additionally, there’s a 2,600mAh Go Mini for $20, and the smallest of the bunch, the Go Style, which you can stick on a keychain (although it’s a little big for that), can be had for $10. Sarah Tew/CNET Best power bank that charges via Lightning Mophie has discontinued its swanky aluminum-clad PowerStation Mini Plus, which has an integrated “switch-tip” Lightning/Micro-USB cable (an adapter converts the Micro-USB to Lightning). However, it’s still an excellent charger that you can find online at a discount and there are even better deals on certified refurbished models (I bought two of the pink ones for less than $10 each, and they seemed perfectly good). The Mini Plus is available in 4,000- and 6,000mAh versions. The latter is about a third thicker.  6.35 oz. See at Amazon No Bonus pick: Power bank with built-in speaker 2,200mAh MyCharge AdventureMini Ventev Powercell 6010+ Sarah Tew/CNET 4,400mAh Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 Tags Share your voice Like the PhoneSuit Journey, the $50 Ventev Powercell 6010 Plus has integrated folding prongs and both an integrated Lightning cable and Micro-USB cable. But the Ventev is thicker and larger because it houses a larger 6,000mAh battery. There’s also a USB-out so you can charge other devices with an extra cable. Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 Built-in AC prongs? Price 10,000mAh See at Amazon 6.60 oz. 10,000mAh No David Carnoy/CNET Best pocketable rugged mini charger MyCharge Hub Mini Belkin Boost Charge 10K The Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh retails for about $35. While it’s thicker than some of the chargers in this roundup, it is one of slimmest 10,000mAh portable chargers and has a USB-C input for charging the battery, but no USB-C output. No cables are included.  MyCharge Home & Go Portable Charger 4,000 mAh $50 Sarah Tew/CNET Mophie PowerStation Plus Yescenter_img Yes See at Amazon $80 4.00 oz. MyCharge Home & Go Portable Lightning Charger MyCharge Go series What to look forHere’s a few things to keep in mind when shopping for battery packs:A higher power rating (mAh, short for millamp hours) means more charges — but also a heavier weight. For the latest iPhones (everything after the iPhone 7) you should buy a battery with at least a 3,000mAh capacity, which should give you at least one full charge. With the exception of the Harman Kardon, all of the models featured above hit that mark. Multiple USB-out ports will allow you to charge more than one phone — or one device — at a time.These products all use lithium-ion (li-ion) rechargeable batteries, and should thus always be stored in carry-on luggage when flying. Airlines and regulatory agencies are increasingly banning lithium-ion batteries in checked baggage.None of the battery packs above are USB-PD (power delivery) models, so don’t expect these to juice up devices beyond phones, wireless headphones, small tablets and other small USB-powered devices. That said, these chargers may trickle-charge larger USB-C devices (laptops, Nintendo Switch and the like). Likewise, these chargers may juice up iPads, but often at slower rates than large-wattage wall chargers.Originally published March 2.Update, April 29: Adds MyCharge Adventure Mini and Belkin Boost Charge. $30 Yes Mophie PowerStation Mini Plus See at Amazon Moshi Porto Q 5K 9 See at Amazon $43 No PhoneSuit Journey Once upon a time, it seemed like everybody was buying battery cases for their iPhones to get the extra juice they needed to get through the day. However, the big problem with a battery case is that it makes your phone bulky and heavy, and with phones growing larger and larger, the battery case just doesn’t always make as much sense as it once did. In my opinion, an external battery pack is the way to go.To that end, I’ve rounded up the best portable power banks and chargers out there. Although they cost more, I personally like batteries that have a Lightning cable built into them, so I don’t have to worry about carrying around a charging cable. But I’ve also included some budget picks for those who want to spend as little as possible. And, while we’re planning a separate roundup for Android models, anything here without an integrated Lightning cable will work perfectly well with an Android phone (or any other portable gadget), so long as you provide a Micro-USB- or USB-C-compatible cable.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Best battery packs with built-in Lightning cables Yes See at Amazon No 3.52 oz. MyCharge Unplugged 3K 5,000mAh Yes 5,000mAh $23 See at Amazon Anker MyCharge Home & Go Portable Charger 4,000mAh See at Amazon Read full review 3.84 oz. No Best portable wireless Qi chargers 3,300mAh Amazon See at Amazon No MyCharge Go series Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000 mAh Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET No No Weight No No See at Amazon Battery packs comparedWe used all of the models above in anecdotal testing during recent weeks and months. The ones highlighted above are ones we recommend over the dozens if not hundreds of others currently on sale at Amazon and elsewhere, which is why we zeroed in on a handful of favorite brands: Mophie, MyCharge and Anker, with some notable one-offs from PhoneSuit, Moshi and Harman Kardon thrown in for good measure. 3.20 oz. 6.72 oz. Sarah Tew/CNET 4,000mAh No Best battery packs with fold-out wall plug (no cable) $29 Sarah Tew/CNET Belkin Boost Charge See at Amazon MyCharge Unplugged 3K or 5K 3.18 oz. $45 The MyCharge Home & Go Portable Charger has built-in foldable prongs so you can plug it right into a wall outlet for charging. The smaller and slimmer 4,000mAh version costs around $30 and has a single USB-out (no Lighting cable included), while the 8,000mAh version costs $40 and has dual USB-out ports for charging two devices simultaneously.    $34 6,000mAh MyCharge Home & Go Portable Lightning Charger Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 2.40 oz. 7.48 oz. $85 MyCharge Adventure Mini All of MyCharge’s Home & Go chargers have an integrated foldable wall plug and USB-out port (or dual ports). However, this version also has a built-in Lightning cable, which is why it costs more. The 4,000mAh capacity version costs $50, while the 8,000mAh version runs $70. Mophie Powerstation Mini Mobile Accessories 5.50 oz. Moshi’s Porto Q 5K (5,000mAh) isn’t cheap at around $85, but like the MyCharge Unplugged, it’s a portable battery that doubles as a wireless charging pad. It’s swankier and more stylish than the MyCharge Unplugged and charges via USB-C instead of Micro-USB. There’s a USB-out port for wired charging, and you can charge two devices simultaneously.  See at Amazon Belkin This Anker model is basically an oversized wall charger with a built-in 5,000mAh battery. It’s got two standard USB ports for juicing up your phone and a secondary device (or two phones) simultaneously, and a little LED indicator on the side lets you check the charge level at the press of a button. It’s available in white, black or lipstick red for $26 to $30.  No Yes Harman Kardon Esquire Mini 2 6.40 oz. No See at Apple $130 No Ventev Powercell 6010 Plus 7.40 oz. $26 2 for $29 No The Mophie Powerstation Mini is a very slim — and slick-looking — charging brick that houses a 3,000mAh battery. No cable is included, but you can get these in a two-pack on Amazon for $30. (Only the blue version is available at that price, but it does come in other color options.)  Capacity 8.80 oz.last_img read more