The 7 Coolest Kickstarters for Video Professionals

first_imgCatch up on the latest video tech with these seven innovative Kickstarter campaigns.Top image via Starslider.As any video professional will tell you, filmmaking technology is advancing at an incredible rate. Digital video technology is becoming smaller, faster, and more innovative so quickly that it can be hard to keep up. Fear not: if you want to stay ahead of the curve on the latest gear, get in on these innovative Kickstarter campaigns while the getting’s good.LitleCane — Take Cinematic Videos with Your PhoneThe LitleCane is a smartphone gimbal that offers a full range of smooth motion to your video projects. It has handheld joystick controls for filming on the go, and it offers both front and rear filming. Live streaming is a breeze, as is pretty much any other smartphone video shoot.With available auto-tracking, panorama, and time-lapse modes, this gimbal’s Kickstarter is off to a hot start. Accessories like a charging gimbal option and GoPro adapter will make you want to get in on some of the best investment options now.You can check the full LitleCane Kickstarter page here.Starslider — Smart and Modular Camera GearsThe Starslider is more than your average camera slider. It’s an entire ecosystem of professional video equipment that offers a full array of control, moves, and motorization. It’s sleek and easy, combining pans and tilts with pushes and pulls — giving you full control of time-lapse settings from your smartphone. Just look at this range of motion!The Starslider features three full axes of motion, and you can control it entirely via the intuitive smartphone app. The app allows you to program movements as complex as Bézier curves and bulb ramping. It’s well on its way to reach its $65,000 goal and then some.Check out the full Starslider Kickstarter here for a greater breakdown of its capabilities.MSE Rover — The Professional Smartphone Camera CageIf the majority of film and video Kickstarters in 2017 is any sign, smartphone filmmaking is definitely the way of the future. The MSE Rover is another great example of innovative adaptation of traditional filmmaking equipment.The MSE Rover is a smartphone mounting cage designed to give you complete motion freedom along with unparalleled protection and stability. It’s as tough and sturdy as it is light and steady — plus no batteries!The MSE Rover is also unique in that its adjustable frame gives you 360-degrees of rotation with customizable tension. The parts are interchangeable, and they can connect to tripods, sliders or whatever else you’d like — including the accessories offered by MSE.You can check out the full MSE Rover Kickstarter page here.DirectorsApp — Perfectly Cut Movies in SecondsUnless you speak German, you better check out this Kickstarter in a browser with a translate function. This German-engineered smartphone software gives directors the power to view their shots together through an app that automatically edits everything together. It’s like working with an intuitive storyboard that brings your ideas to life.While the app is free to download and use, backing the Kickstarter early gets you in on the ground floor (and some free video templates to boot).You can check out the full DirectorsApp Kickstarter here.MicRig — Universal Video Grip Handle with Built-in Stereo MicThe MicRig is a Kickstarter for “the world’s first universal video handle with an integrated microphone.” It offers a steady hand-held mount for your DSLR or GoPro and solves poor audio recording problems. It’s perfect for DIY enthusiasts looking to film on the run.The MicRig, made by Sevenoak, is already in production and is available as part of a full line of video production equipment. The Kickstarter is already halfway to its $45,000 goal.You can check out the full MicRig Kickstarter page here.Mine — Modular ControllerWhile technically suited more to an audio-recording professional or musician, the Mine Modular Controller would be great for video editors who do a lot of sound design and mixing. The modular controller offers a highly customizable set-up that you can easily arrange and rearrange. The Mine easily syncs to your Mac or PC.For those familiar with modular MIDI controllers, the customizable setup is incredibly popular. Mine’s modular controller offers hands-on control and flexibility.You can check out the full Mine Kickstarter here.TwoEyes VR — 360 cameraSay hello to Two Eyes VR, the first 360-degree, 4k video camera that mirrors human eyesight. The camera includes two pairs of 180-degree lenses that are 65mm apart to replicate the average distance between a person’s eyes.The design offers full 360-degree VR capture for unparalleled realism on social platforms like Youtube and Facebook.As you can see in the demo, the Two Eyes allows 36o-degree smartphone VR viewing, with both vertical and horizontal splits. The Kickstarter has already out-earned its $40,000 goal with $157,000 in pledges.You can check out the full TwoEyes Kickstarter here.Have any cool Kickstarter campaigns you’re looking to pledge to? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

Curfew relaxed in Bhadrak

first_imgCurfew was relaxed for four hours in Bhadrak town in Odisha, with no incidents of violence or arson reported since Friday evening. The curfew was relaxed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday but later extended till 12 noon to allow people to procure essential commodities, even as security forces kept a close vigil, a senior official said. The administration, however, took no chances and extended curfew till 7 a.m. on Monday. Educational institutions and government offices will remain closed on Monday. As a precautionary measure, popular social networking sites — Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp — have been blocked at Bhadrak and surrounding areas for 48 hours from Sunday evening. 40 arrestsAs many as 40 people have been arrested so far for the incidents of violence and arson on Friday, which left several shops gutted and vehicles damaged, Bhadrak PS in-charge Jadunath Jena said.Prohibitory orders under Section 144 remained in force in nearby Dhamnagar and Basudevpur, a police official said. Deployment of security personnel was strengthened at vulnerable pockets and frequency in patrolling was increased.“There has been no fresh violence in the town. We are taking several confidence-building measures,” said A. B.Ota, Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central).“The administration is not in a hurry to convene peace committee meeting. We are waiting for return of complete peace,” he said.Soon after the relaxation in curfew was announced through public address systems, people hurried to purchase milk, bread and vegetables which were available at a few shops. Traders in Kacheri Bazar came to check on their shops. Tension was palpable in Chandan Bazar, where both communities have sizeable populations.last_img read more

Decent turnout, says official

first_imgAs the Kashmir Valley saw a little over 8% polling in the first phase of the urban local body elections on Monday, K. Vijay Kumar, Adviser to J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, said there was a “deterrence injected by various quarters.”Mr. Kumar told The Hindu that the turnout was “decent.” “We made adequate security arrangements for people wanting to vote. Considering the deterrence injected by various quarters and the local situations, it was a decent turnout,” he said.Many seats uncontestedA senior Home Ministry official said there were many seats that went uncontested and the administration would go back to the rulebook to see the available options.“There was a vacuum; there were many wards where there was no contest. We will see what rules exist to tide over this crisis, whether a re-polling is required,” he said.The State is currently under Governor’s rule after the BJP walked out of the alliance in June.last_img read more

Mongol-smashing Kamikaze typhoons may have been genuine

first_imgNear the end of the 13th century, the emperor Kublai Khan and his Mongol Empire were gearing up to invade Japan. They had more boats, more men, and had already conquered a large part of China; but according to Japanese legend, massive typhoons powered by the divine Kamikaze winds smashed the Mongolian fleet in 1274 and again in 1281 (pictured above). Researchers report online this month in Geology that they’ve discovered evidence in a lakebed on Japan’s Amakusa Island that suggests the fabled storms may have been real. Sediment accumulates at the bottom of lakes in layers; similar to how geologists can see “back in time” by looking at deeper layers of rocks, lakebed sediment can reveal details of the planet’s history. By analyzing cores of sediment collected from the bottom of Lake Daija, scientists were able to predict how frequently the sea had risen over the beach and washed into the nearby lake. Although the resolution of the technique wasn’t high enough to confirm typhoon events in 1274 and 1281 precisely, the team did discover evidence for two overwash events in the late 1200s, lending some real credibility to the Japanese legend. Unlike the legend, though, the scientists credit the turbulent seas of the past to stronger El Niño activity instead of a divine savior.*Correction, 10 December, 10:22 a.m.: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the Mongols were preparing to invade China; they were preparing to invade Japan.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Indian sport needs many Anna Hazares

first_imgOne Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption seems to have made the government uncomfortable. But it would perhaps take a hazar Annas to get rid of the malaise that has taken deep roots in Indian sport over the decades.With less a year to go for the Olympic Games, the time is ideal to launch a revolutionary nationwide movement with full gusto to eradicate the ills afflicting sport and pick men and women of integrity as administrators to inject a heavy dose of transparency and accountability.The disgraced chief of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi has become the undisputed icon of the rot in Indian sport. But the sporting woes in the country go much beyond Kalmadi and his partners in crime. A few recent incidents show how selfish and careless those who control sport are. While the policies are generally muddled and archaic, the mindset of officials’ is narrow, and their actions petty.And there’s no place for accountability and transparency as they know they can get away with murder.National football coach Armando Colaco is a classic example. He ordered the team not to play the friendly game against Barbados in the Caribbean last week just because they happened to face some yet to-be-explained logistical problems on their way to the island nation. He reasoned that the players were too tired to play after the long flight and would have risked injury if made to play. Have you heard of a more bizarre reason for skipping a game? Can you visualise coach Duncan Fletcher telling the Indian cricketers, who playadvertisementmore often and spend more time on the field than their football counterparts, to skip a Test match citing fatigue? Surely, there is more to the Colaco episode than meets the eye. Will the All India Football Federation (AIFF) show the guts and ask him to explain why he took the drastic step and make the findings (and the punishment, if any) public? More importantly, why did the AIFF let such a charade take place? And here we are not talking about the money that was wasted. A shame, really.The fitness of Zaheer Khan, who apparently carried ankle and hamstring injuries into the Test series against England, is another big issue. Not surprisingly he broke down on the very first day of the first Test. Will the BCCI identify and punish person who deemed him fit? No chance.The national cycling federation is another joke. There are parallel national bodies in place and both, unashamedly, claim that they are the authentic ones.Bizarrely, when the president one of body (Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa) realised that he could no more carry on after crossing 70 years of age, the upper limit for sport administrators, his son coolly replaced him at the helm.Will someone step forward and stop this sham? Parallel federations are also running – and ruining – hockey.The mess is perhaps dirtier and deeper than, maybe, all other national sports bodies put together. Even appeals by legendary players to the prime minister sometime ago to intervene failed to have the desired effect.In athletics, several states, like Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, are running parallel bodies while, in the Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association in particular, some people are holding posts for close to 30 years!Remember that the national federation was headed by none other than Suresh Kalmadi not too long ago. He is in Tihar on charges of corruption in the CWG, but the spirit in the athletics federation has not yet been broken.The sports ministry has initiated a sports Bill, aiming to bring transparency into administration.Unfortunately, though not unsurprisingly, the move is being opposed tooth and nail by those whose existence is threatened.Some critics are shamelessly citing the Olympic Charter and the so- called “independence” of the federations to keep clinging to their chairs.With Anna presently leading the campaign against corruption, how about launching a simultaneous national campaign against corruption in sport? The time for off-field action is now.qaiser. ali@ mailtoday. inlast_img read more

(Reopens DES75)

first_imgOn the smooth conduct of upcoming Amarnath Yatra, Mehbooba stressed upon involvement of locals to facilitate thepilgrims.”Kashmiris have for long been an epitome of hospitality which they have proved time and again during the yatra. Our young boys should be made part of this activity,” she said, adding this will go a long way in generating a very positive perception about the youth who are otherwise “being demonised”.Underlining the need for ameliorating the sufferings of the people, the Chief Minister said the civil administration, with active support of police and other agencies, should try to resolve burning problems of common masses like water scarcity, power disruptions, traffic mismanagement as these lead to public discontent and subsequent law-and-order situations.While appreciating the role of security forces and the Police in civic action programmes, wherein youth are being provided different platforms to showcase their talent especially in the field of sports, she also asked them to involve the local youth in larger activities like maintaining micro-hydel projects et al.She said the State Police needs to be complimented for the way they have been working under tremendous pressure from all sides to maintain law-and-order.She also complimented the Army for its Super 30 coaching initiative whereby J-K students have been able to crack national-level competitive exams.The Deputy Chief Minister, in his address, appreciated the coordination between various wings of security forces and maintained that it was due to their coordinated efforts that peace has been restored and sustained across the state and now the onus lies on us to ensure that it remains constant.advertisementSingh stressed upon following the Agenda of Alliance between the coalition partners, adding only then will the targets fixed in the agenda be achieved. PTI SSB DBS ZMN DBSlast_img read more

Giants Step On Mets, 4-2

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have raced to the best record in the majors with few contributions from two of their biggest stars.Buster Posey and Matt Cain started to change that on June 6.Posey hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning for his first long ball in more than a month, Cain made a successful return from the disabled list and the Giants won for the eighth time in 10 games by beating the New York Mets 4-2.“He’s a talented hitter,” Manager Bruce Bochy said of Posey. “We all have our ups and downs. We talk about that all the time. He saw the ball well tonight.”The big blast off Carlos Torres (2-3) capped a three-hit day for Posey, who entered the game with only four hits in his past 42 at-bats at home and no homers since May 3.Angel Pagan started the rally with a leadoff walk against Torres and advanced to second on a groundout. Posey followed with a long drive to left-center to snap a 93 at-bat homer drought as the Giants (40-21) became the first team in the majors to reach 40 wins.“In that situation you’re just trying to get something you can stay in the middle of the field with and try to get that run in from second,” Posey said. “Fortunately I got a good pitch I could handle and it went out.”Jeremy Affeldt (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth on his 35th birthday to get the win. Sergio Romo got three outs for his 19th save in 21 chances.Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who lost their fourth straight game. The bullpen has taken all four of the losses and has a major league-worst 15 losses on the season.“He was the perfect guy,” Manager Terry Collins said of Torres. “He’s had great numbers against the Giants. He doesn’t hardly walk anybody. Buster’s made a career of getting big hits.”Cain allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings in his first start back from a stint on the disabled list for a strained right hamstring. But he got a no-decision and still has only one win in nine starts in a rough season that has included two trips to the disabled list.“We had the fastball working pretty well today,” Cain said. “We were on both sides of the plate and tried to mix some off-speed stuff after that. The big key today was getting the fastball over for strikes.”Cain was in complete control with a 1-0 lead having faced the minimum 18 batters through six innings before the Mets quickly turned the tide in the seventh.Matt den Dekker led off the inning with a double for New York’s second hit of the game and Murphy followed with his fourth home run of the season to put the Mets ahead 2-1.The Giants tied it in the bottom half when Brandon Hicks and Brandon Crawford teamed up again to produce a run. Hicks drew a two-out walk from Jonathon Niese, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Crawford’s single to center.The duo produced San Francisco’s first run in the fifth when Hicks tripled and scored on Crawford’s sacrifice fly to make it 1-0.Niese allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, extending his streak of consecutive starts allowing three earned runs or fewer to 16 but still ended up with a no-decision.“It’s tough,” he said. “You go out there and battle and you want to see the win beside your name. But it is what it is, it’s part of the game. It’ll come eventually. I have all the confidence in the offense we have here. They’re going to put up runs.”Cain retired the first 12 batters of the game before walking Curtis Granderson to lead off the fifth. Granderson was quickly erased when Andrew Brown hit into a double play.The Mets got the leadoff runner on again in the sixth when Ruben Tejada reached on an infield single. Cain once again followed that by inducing a double-play grounder by Travis d’Arnaud.(JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

CUI: absolute encoder series adds multi-turn output option

first_imgCUI’s Motion Group announced that its AMT21 series of absolute modular encoders has added models with multi-turn output capability. Offering 12 bits or 14 bits of absolute position information, the multi-turn AMT21 series implements a 14-bit signed number turns counter for applications rotating beyond 360 degrees. These features provide users with the ability to keep track of position even during power down conditions, while the turns counter can be maintained via a battery backup, eliminating the need for a homing sequence.Based on CUI’s patented capacitive ASIC technology, the AMT21 series is highly durable and accurate with resilience to the dirt, dust, and oil typically found in motion applications. Its high-speed RS-485 protocol for fast and low latency position data is accompanied by a low current draw of 8 mA at 5 V and a compact package with locking hub for ease of installation. Boasting accuracy of ±0.2 mechanical degrees, the AMT21 series further carries an operating temperature range from -40 to +105°C in either radial or axial orientations.The digital nature of the AMT21 series also allows users to configure the alignment via CUI’s AMT Viewpoint GUI or the encoder’s RS-485 protocol. Additionally, the digital interface of the AMT21 encoder can be used to set addresses for multiple encoders sharing the RS-485 bus.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous HCC: fail-safe FTL for NAND to include deterministic operationNext Kontron: new platforms delivering power to fast-track autonomous in-vehicle designslast_img read more

Draft New Education Policy: India must once again become global educational hub, says VP Venkaiah Naidu

first_imgThe Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has appealed to people to study, analyze and debate the Draft New Education Policy and not to come to hasty conclusions.Our education system needs to be revamped thoroughly. I feel that the culture of research has to be promoted in a big way in our universities and other important academic institutions. #Education VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) June 2, 2019Observing that core issues of education were very important and deserve the attention of all stakeholders, the Vice President said that reducing the load of school bags, promoting sports, inculcating morals, scientific and rationale temperament, history and the contribution of the freedom fighters should become part of the curriculum.Inaugurating a two-day conference on ‘Industry Academy Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics’ organized by the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) in Vishakhapatnam today, Naidu called for establishing a symbiotic relationship between academia and the industry to create an ecosystem for innovation to thrive and generate employment for the youth. For this to be achieved, he wanted the industry to play a more pro-active role and establish a strong organic link with the academic institutions.Reforming researchNaidu asked the Industry and academia to look at long-term collaborations rather than join hands for limited purposes and one-off projects to promote the culture of research in a big way in our universities and other important academic institutions.The Vice President suggested to the corporate entities to identify specific areas of interest and fund doctoral and post-doctoral research connected to them. He also urged them to set up a special corpus or fund for financing research projects that will lead to innovations, benefit the society and economy of the country.advertisementPointing out that many students passing out of the portals of higher education institutions were lacking employable skills, Naidu said that organizations hiring the young graduates were forced to impart further on-the-job training for periods ranging from six months to one year.The process of revamping the education systemCalling for a revamp of the education system so that the graduating students were fully equipped with skills to meet the needs of the industry or agriculture or have the aptitude and skills of a risk-taking entrepreneur, the Vice President said the students must not only be employable but also possess life skills, language skills, technological skills and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.Pointing out that the Indian universities did not figure in the top 100 ranking global universities, the Vice President urged universities and educationists to introspect and improve the standards.Expressing his concern over instances of atrocities against women and gender discrimination, Naidu said the education system should produce socially responsible citizens and called for bringing about a change in the mindset.”Programmes like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ and Swachh Bharat should become people’s movements,” he added.Observing that India was once known as ‘Vishwaguru’, Naidu said that India must once again become the global hub for knowledge and innovation.Also read: HRD Ministry drafts new National Educational Policy: 19 changes recommendedlast_img read more

Leno pulls out of Germany squad with injury

first_imgGoalkeeper Bernd Leno has pulled out of the Germany squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying games against Belarus and Estonia due to injury and been replaced by Sven Ulreich.Leno, 27, was on the bench for Arsenal as they went down 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday, but has been struggling with a ligament injury in his thumb for several weeks.”I know that Bernd has been in pain for weeks, his thumb is immobilised with a splint, so we’ll have to do without him in the upcoming internationals,” said Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Kopke. 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? The shot-stopper has not featured for Germany since December 2017, with captain Manuel Neuer still first choice and Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp competing for a place on the bench.With Barcelona star Ter Stegen out injured, Leno had been called up alongside Neuer and Trapp for the games on June 8 and June 11, but his withdrawal means Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has been given a spot in the squad for the first time.Ulreich stepped into Neuer’s place at Bayern towards the end of the season as the latter struggled with a muscle injury. Ulreich made nine appearances in the Bundesliga as the Bavarian side claimed a seventh straight title and Kopke is convinced he will be a fine replacement for Leno.”Sven deserves this call,” he added. “When he was needed this season, he was there and put in top performances at Bayern, which is a great quality.”Kopke will act as assistant to Marcus Sorg for the upcoming games in the absence of Germany manager Joachim Low.After suffering an accident, Low has been told to rest for a few weeks by his doctor, meaning he will miss the trip to Borisov as well as the meeting with Estonia in Mainz.”I’m feeling very well again, but I have to rest a bit in the next four weeks,” the coach told the German Football Association’s website this week.”I’m in constant contact with my coaching team, and we’ll be in close contact with each other around the two matches. Sorg, Kopke and Oliver Bierhoff have a lot of experience together and together we will bridge this short break.”last_img read more

Premier Proclaims Womens Institutes Week in Nova Scotia

first_img Premier John Hamm has proclaimed Feb. 15 to 21 as Women’sInstitutes Week in Nova Scotia. “Organizations that encourage women through education andpersonal development are an important part of our society,”Premier Hamm said. “The Women’s Institutes have supported and strengthened NovaScotia’s rural families and communities for more than ninedecades,” said Status of Women Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.”We thank them for their learning, their sharing and forimproving the quality of life for all.” This year marks the 91st anniversary of the first Women’sInstitutes in Nova Scotia. For more information see the websiteat www.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/wi/ . The first Women’s Institutes branch in Canada was founded in 1897by Adelaide Hoodless, an Ontario farm wife who began teachingwomen domestic skills. The organization now has millions ofmembers in affiliated organizations in 70 countries. PREMIER’S OFFICE–Premier Proclaims Women’s Institutes Week inNova Scotialast_img read more

Destruction of Iraqi warheads and missiles proceeds under UN supervision

“To date, a total of 46 Al Samoud 2 missiles have been destroyed, along with 16 warheads, 1 launcher and 5 engines,” spokesman Hiro Ueki said. Another missile team went to the Al Qaa Qaa storage site to verify the emptying and tagging of warheads for Al Samoud-2 missiles before inspecting the facility’s solid propellant production plant.UN experts also probed the Al Fatah Factory of the Karama State Company and destroyed some mechanical parts of guidance and control assemblies for Al Samoud 2 missiles.Meanwhile, a germ warfare team of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) supervised the transfer of excavated R-400 bombs and fragments to a more secure area of the Al Aziziyah Airfield and Firing Range.UN chemical weapons experts visited the Tadmur Company for Tanning and Leather Industry. “The company had been declared as using declarable chemicals,” Mr. Ueki said. “The team learned, however, that the company had closed sometime ago.”Inspections were also carried out in areas northwest of Kirkuk.Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected the General Systems Company, which produces electronic control equipment and is located in central Baghdad. “Another IAEA team performed a car and foot radiation survey that included surveying the insides of buildings in the Jurf al Naddaf complex, south of Baghdad,” said Mr. Ueki. “The area surveyed contained warehouses engaged in seed and grain sorting and handling, a small plastic water pipe factory with adjacent family residence, a builder’s yard, empty warehouses, and a large modern plastic bag manufacturing building.”In another development, Mr. Ueki reported that on Saturday evening, the IAEA conducted a “completely private interview” with an Iraqi scientist. read more

China rules out Windows 8 for government computers in new setback for

by The Associated Press Posted May 20, 2014 2:20 am MDT China rules out Windows 8 for government computers in new setback for operating system sales AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – China’s government says it will avoid buying computer equipment that runs on Windows 8 in a setback for Microsoft’s efforts to promote the operating system.Tuesday’s announcement said desktop, laptop and tablet personal computers bought for government use must use a different operating system. The brief statement gave no explanation.Microsoft wants customers to switch to Windows 8 after support for its 13-year-old Windows XP operating system ended in April. Some customers have avoided that, citing expense and inconvenience.The government is the biggest buyer of computer software in China, so its purchasing decisions can have a significant impact on sales. read more

Football Haskins continues to work toward future after successful spring game

OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes the ball in the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 15, 2017. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Social Media EditorFans attending the spring game might have been given a look at the future as redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins took the field behind center.The second-year signal-caller finished the game 26-for-37 with 293 passing yards and three touchdowns, while splitting time playing behind redshirt senior J.T. Barrett on the Gray team and sophomore Joe Burrow on the Scarlet team.For the bulk of the game, the offense of the Gray team was led by Haskins as he took over after Barrett completed the first quarter. Though he spent most of the time playing opposite Burrow, he did feel the need to outperform last season’s backup for a spot on the team.“We were on the same team at first. We went back and forth on the first series we were out there,” Haskins said. “I was just like, go out there, you know pick up the offense, keep moving, encourage my teammates.”The battle for the starting quarterback position might be over, but Haskins has provided Burrow with competition for the backup role. OSU coach Urban Meyer said the coaching staff is still undecided as to who will backup their three-time letter-winning quarterback.“I want to watch the film and have conversations with our coaches,” Meyer said. “We haven’t had that yet. I know it is very close. But I’m not prepared to say who is two, who is three, et cetera, yet.”Before the Fiesta Bowl, Haskins did not envision himself battling it out for the No. 2 spot, as he believed Barrett was on the way out.Now relegated to the bench for another season, Haskins has accepted his role with the team, and has found the return of Barrett could help him better prepare for the day he will compete to become the starter.“It’s J.T.’s team and I just know he’s doing everything he can to go win the game,” Haskins said. “We compete everyday at practice. It’s like he throws a deep ball, I’ve got to throw a deep ball. We make each other better.”Beyond a competition standpoint, Haskins feels he has been given an opportunity to learn a lot from Barrett. And as Barrett stood behind Haskins on the field, he said it was valuable to have someone there helping him understand everything he needs to understand under center.“(Barrett’s) a great leader,” Haskins said. “Just for me redshirting last year to now, he’s just been in my ear, you know, ‘Stay calm, get the people on the line of scrimmage, make sure receivers are set, just keep going, keep pushing.’”Having someone like Barrett who has been a starter for three years now has been helpful as Haskins learns more of the intricacies of the No. 1 role. As he continues to progress as a quarterback with OSU, he has learned more about the responsibilities of the signal-caller beyond just throwing the football.“I always knew I could throw the football, it was just coach (Ryan) Day told me it was more than that,” Haskins said. “How do you call plays in the huddle? How do you … showmanship? How do you adjust to blitzes and coverages and stuff? So it’s always been for me — I knew I could throw — so it was always just like being the better quarterback.”Haskins knows this season will not be his last chance to regularly start under center for OSU. He will still have to wait as Barrett again takes the reins for the Buckeyes.But serving as a second- or third-string quarterback for OSU this year will give him a chance to continue to perfect his game so he can tap into his potential and be more game-ready when his chance arrives.“Everyday I ask coach Day, ‘What can I do better?’ or we go into meetings and I write down notes and I go study them in my dorm after practice,” Haskins said. “You know, it’s just they’re always stressing to me, ‘How do you continue to get better because you have great potential, what are you going to do with it?’”OSU kicks off the season on Aug. 31, against Indiana. read more

Has the Great British Bake Off reached peak smut Finalist says show

first_img#gbbo the Knight looks a little excited to be in the quarter final Andrew 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4wM1TunECY— Gingerella (@kevinspaceysbae) October 12, 2016 Beedle said she had been “horrified at how I looked and sounded” on television, with “no idea I pulled such funny faces”.Her most memorable moment, she said, was former contestant Kate “talking about apples and saying she loved the taste of a Cox”.”You couldn’t have written that, it was hilarious and completely innocent.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Great British Bake Off It has become famous for its cheeky innuendo, but the Great British Bake Off may have slipped in one naughty pun too many this series.Candice Brown, who competes in tonight’s final, has said watching herself on television was like “something out of a Carry On film”.Brown has endeared herself to fans with several unfortunate comments about sausages and jugs, although she avoided a soggy bottom with her pastry. Candice Brown has made it to the final with her impressive bakesCredit:Tom Graham/Love Productionscenter_img They will be given just one sentence of instructions for their technical challenge.Last week Selasi Gbormittah was eliminated after the patisserie-based semi-final.  He had promised to wear a dress if he made it to the final episode. Speaking ahead of the finale, Smyth said his favourite moment of the show had been when Paul Hollywood dissolved into laughter over the unfortunate placement of his pastry jousting knights. She said seeing and hearing herself on television was like watching the innuendo-laden comedy films come to life.Her fellow finalist Andrew Smyth said over the course of the series he had received some “steamier tweets” from fans “which I’m hoping my mum doesn’t see”, while Jane Beedle said “you couldn’t have written” some of the innuendos.The final, broadcast tonight, will see the three rivals take on the toughest showstopper challenge in the history of Bake Off, with five hours and 49 different bakes to impress the judges. Candice Brown Only three bakers have made it to the finalCredit:Mark Bourdillon /Love Productionslast_img read more

How to jailbreak the iPhone 4S untethered on Windows or Mac

first_imgThe wait is finally over. Three months after the iPhone 4S released, Apple’s A5-powered handset finally has an untethered jailbreak. In this guide we’ll walk through the entire procedure so you can free your iPhone 4S.The tool for this jailbreak is called absinthe (apparently iOS hackers like to party). It’s an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t need to connect your device to a PC whenever you reboot. We have the instructions and download links for you to have your A5 device jailbroken in no time.If you’re on an older iOS device, you can refer to our post for jailbreaking non-A5 devices.1. Download AbsintheThe first thing you’ll want to do is get the Absinthe tool. It can be downloaded from here for Mac and here for Windows.After downloading the package, unzip.2. Backup your device in iTunesThis isn’t technically necessary, but it’s probably wise to backup your device before jailbreaking.3. Run AbsintheAfter connecting your device to your PC via USB, simply open the Absinthe jailbreak tool. It should detect your device and give you the option of jailbreaking it.Press “jailbreak” to begin the process. It should take you through several steps (all of which will take some time), as seen in the screenshots below:The next stage of the process will make it appear that your device restoring from a backup:Next your device will start to reboot:After rebooting, it will “send payload data” (remember that this is all happening without any additional input from you):Finally, you’ll get this “almost done” screen:Though it says to look for a “jailbreak” icon on your device’s home screen, the icon is actually called Absinthe:Your device should then reboot, and return with a Cydia icon in its place. You’re jailbroken! You can check out our list of the best Cydia apps to help you get started.* If you get an error when opening Absinthe, it’s because the Greenp0ison servers are down. You can try turning on VPN (Settings>General>Network>VPN and selecting the “jailbreak” VPN). This shouldn’t be necessary anymore.via pod2glast_img read more

La gastroentérite persiste en France

first_imgLa gastro-entérite persiste en FranceFrance – Le réseau Sentinelles avait annoncé une décrue de l’épidémie de gastro-entérite la semaine dernière. Il semble que cette conclusion s’avérait trop optimiste. En effet, un nouveau bulletin a été publié : il explique que l’épidémie persiste en France.En dix semaines, 2,67 millions de personnes ont été victimes de la gastro-entérite dans l’Hexagone. Les régions les plus touchées dans la semaine du 1er au 7 mars sont : le Nord-Pas-de-Calais avec 997 cas pour 100.000 habitants (largement au-dessus du seuil épidémique de 230 cas pour 100.000 habitants), le Limousin (656), les Pays de la Loire (525) et le Languedoc-Roussillon (424). L’incidence est de 340 cas pour 100.000 habitants pour toute la France, soit 214.000 consultations pour cause de gastro-entérite. Les médecins Sentinelles qualifient la situation “d’activité épidémique persistante”.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Toutefois, les consultations en services d’urgence hospitaliers pour cause de gastro-entérite ont fortement diminué dans la semaine de 1er au 8 mars. Elles se situent dans la moyenne des deux hivers précédents.Il est rappelé que pour éviter d’être contaminé par la bactérie ou le virus, il faut se laver régulièrement les mains.Le 11 mars 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Camas City Council rejects LaCamas Swim deal

first_imgCamas city officials have long hoped to open a public recreation center for the community. Then, when the owner of LaCamas Swim & Sport proposed selling her facility to the city this year, they finally saw their opportunity. But the city council rejected the idea during a discussion at a Monday night workshop, finding the purchase too expensive. Funding to buy the building would have come from a $5.4 million bond. The land around the facility was appraised at $1.2 million, and the city expected to put about $500,000 worth of renovations into the facility.City Administrator Pete Capell pushed hard for the purchase, but by the end of Monday night he could see he was fighting a losing battle. For decades, the city has sought options for a community center. Capell said LaCamas Swim presented a much cheaper alternative to building a facility from scratch. With that out of the picture, Capell said he doesn’t think the city will have another opportunity for a community center in the foreseeable future.Now, talks will shift to the future of the Crown Park pool. The aging pool is in need of renovations, but it still draws a crowd on hot summer days.last_img read more