Roundup: The Most Exciting Camera Rumors of 2018

first_imgARRIWith ARRI’s recent release of the ARRI LF, along with their panel of 16 brand-new Signature Prime Lenses, they retain their standing in the professional-grade market. ARRI may have just released the new LF, but there are still rumblings that they have something else up their sleeves. Rumors suggest we may see a new 6K Alexa sensor at the end of 2018 or early 2019.RED CamerasRED Cameras has a reputation for releasing exciting, state-of-the-art cameras for professional cinematographers. Recently, they created a RED Dragon hybrid camera called the Xenomorph for David Fincher’s crew to use on Netflix’s crime-drama Mindhunter.The one thing that has people talking when it comes to RED this year is their new cell phone, the RED HYDROGEN.This is the phone that you might see in the pocket of your favorite cinematographer, and it is slated to come out this year. It’s rumored to control RED cameras wirelessly and display shots in real time — must-haves for RED junkies around the world.*UPDATE*There are rumors that RED Camera and Foxconn are cultivating a partnership to create RED’s first prosumer camera that shoots in 8K. Foxconn is a company that manufactures iPhones, as well as assembles ASIC / front-end LSI circuits for RED cinema cameras. The price speculation is around $2,000. Here’s a closer look from an article by Nikkei:“We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of current camera sizes,” Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told reporters in Taipei following the company’s annual employee party before the Chinese New Year. 8K ultra-high definition resolution has become the benchmark standard for digital television and cinematography.Gou said he is in talks with RED Digital Cinema, whose cameras are used in the filming of such hit films and TV shows as Transformers and Netflix’s House of Cards, to form a joint venture or partnership to produce affordable cameras. A RED’s 8K camera now sells for around $30,000.An affordable RED prosumer camera would certainly make big waves in the mid-priced camera market. With RED’s status in the cinema camera world, a step into this new market could ascend them into becoming one of the top players in the industry. SonySony seems to have the market on lockdown with its line of consumer- and professional-grade cameras, but to stay on top, Sony is going to have to release some high-octane additions to their current lineup. After the release of the highly praised A7R III, the future looks bright for Sony — as long as they stay on track.Sony A7S IIIThe Sony A7S II is a staple of modern cinematography — it’s the most rented mirrorless camera of 2017. It hit the market almost three years ago, so it’s about due for an upgrade. Here’s what we think the A7S III is going to offer:Same 24-megapixel sensor as the Alpha A9.Full-frame 6K sensor readout.Same A9 PDAF.4:2:2 internal 10-bit.4K video at 60fps.S-LOG and picture profiles.Price below $3,000.Advanced AF system.(Via Mirrorless Times.)Sony A7 IIINew 24MP full-frame sensor.The same Sony A9 autofocus system without the 20fps frame rate.3.0″ tilting LCD touchscreen.4K video recording.Joystick control.6-7 fps shooting.Improved AF (speed, accuracy, frame coverage, settings).BSI sensor.AA filter or global shutter in silent mode.Faster EVF.Better weather sealing.Dual SD slots like Sony A9.Price around $2000.Built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.To be announced in 2018.(Via Sony Camera Rumors.)Sony Lens RumorsSony 135mm F1.8 FE.Sony 20mm f/2.8 FE.Sony 200-600mm lens.Zeiss Batis and Loxia.Sigma 35mm f/1.4 FE other FE lenses.Voigtlander FE.Tokina FE.Samyang FE.(Via Daily Camera News.)PanasonicGH5sImage via Panasonic.This one’s not a rumor anymore: Panasonic announced the GH5s at CES this year. Here are the final specs:10.2MP multi-aspect sensor.4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios.4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160).Max ISO 51,200 ceiling.Internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording with pre-installed V-Log.Dual Native ISO Technology.The 225-area AF arrangement and light levels as low as -5EV. It’s time for this year’s juicy camera conjecture. Here, we present your officially unofficial 2018 camera rumor roundup.Every year, expectations run high for new camera releases, and this year is no different. As we’ve done in years past (2017, 2016), we’ve rounded up the latest camera rumors of the past few months.Last year, we saw the Canon C100 Mark III turn into the C200. We also saw the Sony a7R III and Panasonic GH5. There were even a few surprises, like the URSA Mini Pro and Sony CineAlta VENICE. So what does 2018 have in store? We don’t know, but here are the rumors (no promises).CanonGiven Canon’s lackluster releases last year, and companies such as Sony and Panasonic hot on their heels, Canon is really going to have to make an impression this year. Hopefully, they realize that nobody wants a mirrored camera anymore. Full-frame mirrorless is the wave of the future, and Canon is going to have to acknowledge that someday. Here are the cameras that we think can keep them on top of the industry.Canon 6K C500 Mark IIImage via Canon.This is the biggest rumor I’ve heard about a Canon camera in some time, and it’s likely the most exciting for our audience. According to Canon Rumors, the new 6K Canon C500 Mark II (originally rumored to be the C900) camera will be the company’s rival to the Sony VENICE. There are also some rumblings that we may see some Canon anamorphic glass at NAB 2018.Canon C500 Mark II rumored specs:New full-frame 6K sensor.EF and PL mounts (B4 Mount with Adapter).15+ stops of dynamic range.Internal 6K up to 60 fps, 4K up to 120 fps.Raw recording, XF-AVC, and ProRes.Selectable gamma and LOG curves.Canon Log, Canon Log 2, and Canon Log 3.Announcement — Late 2018.Canon C100 Mark III / Canon C300 Mark IIIWe’ve heard multiple reports of a new Cinema EOS at NAB. Don’t expect it to be the 6K C500, which seems to still be in development. That said, we could finally see a long-awaited update to the C100 line — or even a new C300.Rumored Canon C300 Mark III specs:6K Super35 sensor.Highest dynamic range of any Canon Cinema camera.180fps @ 2K.60fps @ 4K.Internal RAW.Pricing higher than C300 Mark II at launch.(Via Canon Rumors.)Rumored C100 Mark III specs:4K video recording up to 60fps.1080p up to 120fps.Super 35mm CMOS sensor.PL + EF Mount.ISO 100-102,400.CFast + SD card slots.XF-AVC/MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/ProRes.RAW capture with external recorder.New anamorphic lens announced alongside its release.To be announced in April (ahead of NAB).(Via Rumors Dot Camera/Canon Watch /Additional Sources.)Canon Full-Frame Mirrorless CameraCanon has promised a huge announcement: a new Cinema EOS camera. If they want to compete with Sony’s A7R III, they need to release a full-frame mirrorless camera with an EF mount. Here’s what we think they might be brewing up at Canon Labs:Full-frame mirrorless camera.4K video recording.EF mount.New prime lens.LOG capture.5DS R Mark IIThe 5D sister cameras are expected to show up in the latter half of 2018, most likely at the Photokina Conference later this year. Possible specs:Working prototypes are currently being tested.The “5DS” series will become a single camera.No low pass filter.All new 60.1mp image sensor.A new type of low megapixel mode.4K video (video is not a big part of the camera’s design).Identical body to the EOS 5D Mark IV.Focus-peaking present; may appear first on another DSLR.Expect all the other features such as DPAF, Wi-Fi, touchscreen, and GPS.(Via CanonRumors.)Rumored 7D Mark III Specs:1. Better AF tracking. Canon’s iTR technology has lagged behind competitors the past few years, and a 7D III needs to significantly improve in this area to remain competitive. Our ideal situation: the same AF system as 1DX Mark II, giving wide-frame coverage, like the Nikon D500.2. Improved video. The 7D II‘s video was only a marginal improvement over the original 7D, which was several years older. A 7D III is almost guaranteed to have 4K video.3. Improved base ISO raw dynamic range. Given that most Canon cameras introduced since the 7D II have offered improved Raw dynamic range, we think it’s pretty likely to be part of a 7D III.4. Touchscreen. The 7D II added dual-pixel AF, which was a really significant addition, especially for video, but it was hobbled by the fact that you had to use hardware controls for doing things like initiating subject tracking. Given that most newer Canons do this as well, it’s pretty likely to be included in a hypothetical 7D III.5. AF Auto Fine Tuning for Canon lenses with the ability to save multiple focal length adjustment values.6. Built-in WiFi. There’s no excuse not to have wireless connectivity built-in in 2018. Bluetooth and NFC would be the cherry on top.(via CanonRumors.)*UPDATE*CanonRumors.com has just confirmed that the upcoming Canon mirrorless camera, the EOS M50, will be arriving with 4K capabilities. Here’s the information we have so far:We reported last month that the next mirrorless from Canon would shoot 4K video and it looks like we’ve confirmed that it will.This would make the EOS M50 the first APS-C shooter in the Canon lineup to shoot 4K and adds a bit of credence to that special invite from one of Canon’s subsidiaries we were told about last monthThe EOS M50 will remain an EF-M mount camera. Unfortunately, we have no other specifications at this time.You can read more on CanonRumors.com. FujifilmFujifilm is a relatively new player in the mirrorless market, and with the success of the X-T2 a few years back, they seem to be making a steady run at the big dogs in the camera-sphere. We’ve heard that their supposed new camera, the X-H1, is going to take aim at the Panasonic Gh5’s consumer- and mid-level market share. Here are the rumored specs:Fujifilm X-H1Announcement February 14, 2018.Fujifilm X-H1 Faster Autofocus Than Fujifilm X-T2.X-H1 will have IBIS and it will be 5 Axis In Body Stabilization.IBIS will work with all Fujinon X-mount lenses.IBIS Full sensor readout.IBIS and OIS currently do not work together.No sensor shift multishot.There will be design changes over the X-T2, such as a better hand grip.First Sketches of X-H1 – Front + Back + Top side Sketches.The X-H1 will have the 24MP megapixel X-Trans III sensor.Release first half of 2018 – shipping in February.Will cost around $2,000.New Film simulation Eterna coming with X-H1.No Exp.Comp dial but top LCD screen like GFX.X-Processor Pro of Fujifilm X-T2 & Co.Fujifilm X-H1 same battery of X-T2, the NP-W126S.Fujifilm X-H1 same 3-way tilt screen of X-T2 + touch function.Video Specs: 4K, 1.17x crop, 30p, 4:2:0 8 bit 200 Mbps.Internal F-Log.Headphone jack in body.“4K Photo” feature is a timelapse feature.EVF with 30%+ higher resolution than X-T2.Much shorter EVF black out than X-T2, basically blackout free.(Specs via Fuji Rumors.)Blackmagic DesignIt’s another year of silence from Blackmagic on successors to their Pocket Cinema or Cinema camera lines. One can dream, and if our dreams did come true, here’s what we would want from those cameras:Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera II4K up to 30fps.UltraHD Apple ProRes up 30fps.1080 up to 60fps.15+ Stops.Blackmagic Cinema Camera II4K up to 60-120fps.Apple Pro-Res up to 60fps.1080 up to 120fps.Detachable LCD screen. Looking for more info on video gear? Check out these articles.The Comprehensive Guide To Building Your Own Video Editing PCA Look at the ARRI/Zeiss Master and Ultra Prime LensesYou Can Build a 4k Cinema Camera for Under $1,500Should You Use Vintage Lenses on Your Next Project?CES 2018: DJI Releases New Gear Lineup, Including a $99 Dronelast_img read more

Scripps ends merger talks with USC

first_imgThe marriage is off. Officials at the Scripps Research Institute announced yesterday that they’ve called off discussions with the University of Southern California (USC) on a possible merger. The two institutions began exploring the idea of partnering last month. But a bitter revolt from Scripps faculty seems to have scuttled the talks.“Representatives from The Scripps Research Institute’s Board of Trustees, administration and faculty are in the process of coming together to analyze and discuss the strategic future of Scripps, reviewing a broad range of thoughtful alternatives to choose the best path forward for the institution,” reads a statement from Scripps’s president, Michael Marletta, and the chair of its board of trustees, Richard Gephardt. “To facilitate the holistic nature of this review, the current nonbinding letter of intent on discussions about a broad partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) has been terminated by mutual consent of both parties. 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It gets the lion’s share of its annual operating budget of $310 million from federal research grants, primarily from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But the amount of NIH dollars Scripps brings in has dropped 12% between 2007 and 2013. Scripps has also failed to find successors to lucrative deals with pharmaceutical firms that have ended.USC, by contrast, has both deeper pockets and more diverse sources of income. In addition to undergraduate tuition and income from clinical services, USC is in the midst of a campaign to add $6 billion to its endowment.Media reports about the proposed merger suggested that USC was offering to pay $15 million over 40 years to absorb the 262-member Scripps faculty. But those researchers revolted. Ten department chairs and a dean sent a letter to Marletta and Gephardt saying the proposed terms of the deal were “not even close to what it would take to build faculty support.” Chemical & Engineering News reported yesterday that Scripps faculty members voted nearly unanimously to reject Marletta’s leadership, a message Scripps officials seem to have heard loud and clear.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh: All good things come to an end

first_imgBy Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Like in life, miracles do happen in sport but Indian crickets fighterman Yuvraj Singh may not be seen again in a blue jersey, something he had made his own for the better part of the last 17 years. The national selectors yesterday did not name the 36- year-old for the ODI series in Sri Lanka, a tough but fair call, indicating their mindset going into the 2019 World Cup in England. So, is it time up for Yuvraj Singh? Perhaps, it is if one reads between the lines of what experts feel. “Yuvi is a fighter but I believe going into the 2019 World Cup, it is more to do with his fitness rather than just form. Look, theres a difference between 20-over fitness and 50-over fitness,” Saba Karim, who was a national selector in the last panel, told PTI today. “It was our panel, who got Yuvraj back in 2015 for the Australia T20. At that point, we were looking only at the World T20 in India and Yuvrajs experience. But now its different. I believe Manish (Pandey) is a great talent and should be given enough opportunities,” the former India stumper said. “We have little over one and half years to the World Cup. The core team needs to get 40 matches at least. And Manish has done extremely well as India A captain. And he is perhaps one of the best fielders in current Indian line-up,” Karim observed. An interesting piece of statistic will help in understanding the practical reason behind the selectors call. When India will go into World Cup in 2019, it will be one of Indias oldest teams in terms of average age playing a marquee event. Skipper Kohli will be nearly 31, Rohit Sharma will be 32, Shikhar Dhawan 33, Kedar Jadhav 34, Ravichandran Ashwin 32, Ravindra Jadeja 30, Umesh Yadav 31 and last but not the least Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be 38 plus. From being a precocious U-19 talent thrown into the deep end of the pool by Sourav Ganguly in 2000, Yuvrajs career has been one of the most eventful ones with various shades all mixed in a palette one calls life. Yuvraj, in all these 17 years, has been a bundle of contradictions. He has been one of Indias greatest ever limited-overs exponent yet someone, whose failures as a Test cricketer have managed to baffle all and sundry. He singlehandedly won a World T20 for India in 2007 in South Africa and then played a big role in losing the 2014 edition in Bangladesh. He coughed blood, hung around and won India the 2011 World Cup. He even battled a rare germ cell cancer — a testimony to triumph in life. But possibly theres not much fuel left in the tank for one more comeback on the field. Former India opener and analyst Aakash Chopra raised a valid question. “Unless selectors come out with a definitive statement on Yuvraj, you dont exactly know their policy. Having said that, you possibly cant have two 38-year-olds going into World Cup. If you have both Dhoni and Yuvi, you will have to make them bat at No.4 and 5. That will be an issue,” Chopra explained. He also feels that whether its persisting with Yuvraj or giving Manish his share of chances, a clear cut thought process will be required. “If you continue playing someone whom you dont want in the longer run and not give chances to one you think can do the assigned job, you are not being fair to both of them. Also we now have KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav and Manish — in that middle order,” said Chopra. “Perhaps, selectors and the team management feel that Manish can be the No.4 and look at preparing Kedar as a finisher,” Chopra said. With 8701 runs in 304 ODIs to his credit, may be the die-hard Yuvraj fans would love to believe that a last hurrah will be somewhere round the corner. Even if not, theres no embarrassment as it has been a career worth celebrating. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Can OSU Keep Causing Turnovers?

first_imgNCAA Football: Big 12 Media DayPhoto Attribution: US PresswireOSU’s defense drew lots of attention last year for generating turnovers…lots of them. The attention was well-deserved…they recovered 20 fumbles and picked off 24 passes. 44 takeaways is the most by any team in the last five years of college football, and their 3.4 takeaways per game were also the highest amount by any team in that time period. Think about that for a moment. That’s the best among 598 defensive units.Taking a closer peek inside the numbers, 1.5 fumble recoveries per game is the 4th most of any defense in the last five years. 1.8 INTs per game is the 5th most of any defense in the same time period. So they were effective at taking the ball away on the ground and in the air.OSU is one of only two programs (Kent St…yep) that has increased the number of takeaways per game in each of the last four years: 2007: 1.5 takeaways per game – 101st in the NCAA2008: 1.9 – 47th2009: 2.3 – 11th2010: 2.6 – 4th2011: 3.4 – 1stOSU is the only school in the top 15 in this category in each of the last three years.Now, obviously the improvement can’t continue as a reversion to the mean must set in at some point. The NCAA average for takeaways per game is 1.8, so last year’s team was almost twice as effective at getting turnovers as the average NCAA team. I would say there is almost no chance the 2012 squad can produce the same kinds of numbers as they did last year (prove me wrong, guys!).There isn’t much of a correlation (12% for you math nerds) between a team’s takeaways-per-game stat from one year to the next. So if you are trying to predict how good a team will be at generating turnovers it doesn’t do a whole lot of good to look at last year’s figure. That said, does the extra emphasis OSU’s coaching staff place on turnovers keep us at the top of the list in this stat? Is it a fluke/luck? Probably a little bit of both, but I’ll be keeping a close on eye on this in the coming season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

2020 Pro-Style QB Brady Martin Announces Commitment

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 class has announced his commitment on social media.Brady Martin, a three-star quarterback in the 2020 class out of Leominster, Mass., will be staying home for college.The pro-style quarterback has committed to UMASS.Martin announced his commitment on Twitter.#MassMade @coachwaltbell pic.twitter.com/JqkOf0Hzih— Brady Martin (@_bmartin15_) March 27, 2019Martin was also receiving interest from Michigan, South Carolina and Syracuse, though none of those schools had offered him a scholarship yet.The pro-style quarterback committed to UMASS over New Hampshire and Rhode Island, among other schools.After all, he is named “Brady,” so it makes sense for him to be playing in the New England area…last_img read more

Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in September

first_imgChicago: Boeing says it expects to finish work on updated flight-control software for the 737 Max in September, a sign that the troubled jet likely won’t be flying until late this year. The latest delay in fixing the Max came a day after the disclosure that government test pilots found a new technology flaw in the plane during a test on a flight simulator. The plane has been grounded since mid-March after two crashes that killed 346 people. Preliminary accident reports pointed to software that erroneously pointed the planes’ noses down and overpowered pilots’ efforts to regain control. Also Read – Treason case against Musharraf to be heard daily from October 24: CourtA Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the software update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval “in the September timeframe.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Boeing has not publicly discussed timing of the update. Once Boeing submits its changes, the FAA is expected to take several weeks to analyze them, and airlines would need additional time to take their grounded Max jets out of storage and prepare them to fly again. Airlines were already lowering expectations for a quick return of the plane, which has been grounded since mid-March. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Southwest Airlines, the biggest operator of Max jets, announced Thursday that it has taken the plane out of its schedule for another month, through Oct. 1. Earlier this week, United Airlines pulled the plane from its schedule through early September. While Boeing engineers continue working on the plane’s software, company lawyers pushed Thursday to settle lawsuits brought by the families of dozens of passengers killed in the October crash of a Lion Air Max off the coast of Indonesia and the March crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max near Addis Ababa. Boeing and the families of Lion Air Flight 610 victims agreed to mediation that could lead to early settlements. However, the families of some Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 passengers are resisting mediation. “There are many families here who will not want to participate in mediation until they know what Boeing knew, when they knew it, what they did about it, and what they’re going to do about it to prevent this kind of disaster from occurring again,” said Robert Clifford, a Chicago lawyer who filed lawsuits on behalf of nearly two dozen victims of the Ethiopian crash.last_img read more

I know you killed her Jury continues watching Garnier interrogation video

first_imgHALIFAX – Christopher Garnier sniffled as a police interrogator described how he allegedly treated Catherine Campbell’s body, using a compost bin to dump it in a wooded area, where it was found amid maggots days later.“You took her and put her in a God damn compost bin,” RCMP Cpl. Jody Allison said to Garnier during a taped police interview on Sept. 16, 2015, hours after the body of the off-duty police officer was found face down in thick brush near Halifax’s Macdonald Bridge.“That poor girl was left there like a piece of trash.”The Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury continued watching the 9.5-hour-long video Tuesday of the interview with Garnier, following his arrest in Campbell’s death on Sept. 16, 2015. There’s still roughly six hours left of the interrogation.Allison often referred to the evidence against Garnier during the interview, including a surveillance video of a man rolling a compost bin away from the McCully Street apartment in which she was allegedly killed.“I know you killed her. I already know that… I know what you did after you killed her. I know where you put her,” Allison said to Garnier, dressed in a T-shirt and pants.He referenced photos spread out chaotically on the table between them in an RCMP interview room with grey walls.“Those are maggots on her right there,” said Allison, showing Garnier an image.He repeatedly asked Garnier what happened inside the McCully apartment, and at one point slams his hand on the table numerous times.“There’s no doubt she was killed in the apartment, Chris. I saw blood right at the scene. Right in front of the pullout couch. That’s where she died, wasn’t it?” asked Allison.“Was she trying to have rough sex? Some people do like rough sex. And it just got to the point where it went a little too far? Is that what happened?”Garnier started to cry and replied: “I can’t.”Garnier has repeated throughout the first three hours and 45 minutes of the interview that he’s “not supposed to say anything.”In a portion of the tape played to the jury on Monday, Garnier said to Allison through tears: “I never wanted to hurt anybody.”The 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body.The Crown alleges Garnier punched and strangled the Truro, N.S., constable inside the McCully apartment and dumped her body on a steep embankment near the bridge.Evidence presented at the trial has indicated Campbell was seen kissing and dancing with a man at a downtown bar who bar staff identified as Garnier before leaving with him in the early hours of Sept. 11, 2015.Last week, the defence put forth a hypothetical scenario suggesting Campbell died during a consensual sexual encounter after encouraging Garnier to choke her.Also Tuesday, the jury heard that Campbell’s blood was found inside the apartment.Dr. Gregory Litzenberger, an RCMP forensic DNA specialist, said he tested various swabs of blood found during a search of the McCully Street apartment and found blood on several areas of the flat — including on the TV, floor and stereo speaker — that matched Campbell’s DNA profile.Litzenberger said he tested a T-shirt found in a dumpster across the street from the apartment, and two blood stains matched Campbell’s DNA.He said Campbell’s fingernail clippings taken during an autopsy revealed Campbell’s blood, while another clipping showed both Campbell and Garnier’s DNA.“Most likely, the explanation would be that there was friction, such as scratching,” said Litzenberger when asked how another person’s DNA would end up on a fingernail.Litzenberger also said there was no semen found on Campbell or her underwear. The jury has heard that Garnier told Allison he did not remember having sex with Campbell.Also Tuesday, a former digital forensics analyst for the RCMP testified that he examined a computer that was seized as part of the investigation.Blair MacLellan said he checked its browser history and found searches related to Cipralex, an antidepressant.He said there were queries for Cipralex and alcohol, Cipralex and violence, and Cipralex and memory loss on Sept. 15, 2015 — days after the alleged murder.MacLellan said he was told to look for references to “Catherine Campbell” on the computer, but found none. The computer had one user with the name Garnier, he said.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

New affordable rental homes to be built in BC for families and

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – With the current housing crisis, the Government plans to create more affordable housing in 42 communities as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Plan.The Province is providing a $1.9-billion investment over ten years, building 4,900 new mixed-income rental homes to address the current housing crisis by creating housing for growing families and seniors.“Years of inaction on the B.C. housing crisis left families struggling to get by and unable to get ahead,” said Premier John Horgan. “These new, affordable rental homes are an important step toward addressing the housing crisis and giving families in every part of the province a break from skyrocketing housing costs.” Building BC: Community Housing Fund, is building affordable rental homes for seniors, families and low- and middle-income earners, individual buildings will contain units that will house a range of income levels. Many projects are to include childcare and rentals for seniors will be deeply subsidized, there will be space for people on fixed incomes and low wage workers as well as middle-class families.“Through the Community Housing Fund, we are building housing so that growing families, aging seniors and low- to moderate-income individuals can afford homes in the communities they live and work in,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “These new homes will have life-changing impacts for people and communities right across the province.”The Government, through BC Housing, chose the first projects based on targeted clients and the impact the projects are expected to have in reducing housing needs yet the Peace Region was not included in the proposed building projects as seen on the proposal map VIEW HERE“This historic investment in the community housing sector is an investment in British Columbians struggling to find safe, secure and affordable housing,” said Jill Atkey, CEO, BC Non-Profit Housing Association. “Non-profit housing partners are hard at work turning these dollars into homes and are committed to ensuring that what is affordable in our sector today, will remain affordable for generations to come.”last_img read more

Number of displaced Afghans could surge if conflict continues warns UN expert

A United Nations envoy warned today that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan could rise significantly if the conflict there continues at the current rate, adding to the multitude of Afghans that have already fled their homes. “There is potential for a significant increase in the number of internally displaced persons if the conflict continues at the present pace, and if returning refugees are unable to find durable solutions by returning to their homes or settling and integrating elsewhere,” said Ban Ki-moon’s Representative for the Human Rights of IDPs, Walter Kaelin, after a weeklong visit to Afghanistan. Mr. Kaelin condemned the Taliban’s “systematic disregard” for international humanitarian law, exposing civilian populations to high risks. At the same time, he stressed that counter-insurgency operations must avoid causing civilian casualties. He noted that armed conflict in Afghanistan is not only causing large numbers of civilian deaths, but also has trigged the displacement of tens of thousands of persons in the last year alone. “As a consequence, people lose their houses, livelihoods are destroyed, displaced children are deprived of their education, and families end up in misery,” stated Mr. Kaelin, who participated in a UN workshop on the protection of civilians during his visit. In addition to addressing the immediate humanitarian needs of the IDPs, he stressed that more must be done to prevent displacement and to protect and assist the displaced. “To facilitate durable solutions, the human rights of IDPs to physical security, to shelter and livelihoods must be respected,” he said, adding that resolving land disputes was also a major concern. Those fleeing the present fighting are adding to the 130,000 IDPs in the country’s south and south-west who are still living in temporary camps since they were displaced by drought and insecurity five or more years ago. There are also an unknown number of people displaced by human rights violations, inter-communal tensions or floods and other natural disasters. In addition, Mr. Kaelin warns of a real risk that refugees returning from neighbouring countries who are unable to return to their places of origin or find another solution may end up among the internally displaced without adequate shelter and access to livelihoods. He encouraged the Afghan Government and its neighbours to continue a voluntary and gradual approach to the return of the approximately three million Afghan nationals who remain in neighbouring countries, emphasizing that any joint plan of return must be based on a realistic assessment of Afghanistan’s capacity to absorb the returnees, to ensure that their basic needs for food, shelter and livelihoods are met, and to support long-term solutions. He also voiced hope that the Government and its partners would prepare a comprehensive survey on displacement in Afghanistan, the different categories of IDPs and their main needs, as well as a strategy to address the phenomenon. 20 August 2007A United Nations envoy warned today that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan could rise significantly if the conflict there continues at the current rate, adding to the multitude of Afghans that have already fled their homes. read more

UN official condemns murder of two Iraqi journalists calling it extermination campaign

“I am horrified at the campaign of extermination being waged against journalists and media workers in Iraq,” Koïchiro Matsuura, director-general of the UN’s Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said in a statement. “This campaign is jeopardizing efforts to rebuild the country as a democracy and I call on the authorities to spare no effort in seeking out and bringing to trial those responsible for crimes against media professionals,” he added.“It has become almost impossible for journalists to carry out their professional duties in Iraq and I call on the authorities to ensure better protection to media staff brave enough to risk their lives for their work.”Saed Mahdi Shalash, who worked for the Rayat Al Arab newspaper, was shot dead, along with his wife in their home in the west of Baghdad on 27 October. Raed Qaies, 29, who worked for radio stations Sawt Al Iraq and Somer Radio, was killed in southern Baghdad earlier this month.“These murderers clearly aim to deprive Iraqis of the basic human right of freedom of expression, which is fundamental to the exercise of all other rights and freedoms,” Mr. Matsuura said.According to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Saed Mahdi Shalash is the 154th media worker killed in Iraq since the start of the war in 2003.UNESCO has a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom, and Mr. Matsuura has issued frequent condemnations of the murder of journalists around the world. read more

UN mission strongly deplores deteriorating tensions in Sudans Darfur region

In a press release, the Mission said it remained “gravely concerned” about that apparent continued mobilization of both sides despite a temporary lull in the fighting, adding that UNAMID peacekeepers in East Darfur had “raised their levels of preparedness” and put in place “proactive response measures” to address any spike in requests for civilian protection.“UNAMID continues to exert around-the-clock efforts to mitigate the impact of fighting on the civilian population in the area,” the press release continued. “The Mission is ready to assist the Sudanese authorities in the ongoing evacuation of more than 50 injured tribesmen from both tribes to Khartoum for treatment.”In addition, the Mission explained it had also provided East Darfur State medical authorities with medicines and other surgical equipment which were in short supply. read more

Putin loyalists set to win Russian local elections

first_imgPRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN’S loyalists swept to victory in most local election races held across Russia, early results showed Monday, while independent observers said the vote was marred by widespread fraud.The Central Election Commission’s results showed Kremlin-backed candidates and incumbent governors won all five gubernatorial races held Sunday. Putin’s United Russia party also dominated mayoral races and those for local legislatures held in 77 of Russia’s 83 regions.Observers from the independent monitoring organisation Golos recorded more than 1,000 violations nationwide, including voter roll irregularities and multiple voting.Anti-Putin protestsEvidence of election fraud at the parliamentary election last December triggered mass anti-Putin protests in Moscow, empowering marginalised opposition leaders. In response the Kremlin promised to ease stiff electoral laws and re-introduce elections for Russia’s 83 provincial governors.But once the protests abated, it introduced new restrictions such as requiring gubernatorial candidates to represent a party and have the endorsement of at least 5 percent of lawmakers in their regional legislatures, most of which are under Kremlin control.The Kremlin also moved quickly to appoint many new governors, in effect delaying direct elections in those regions for five more years.In one of Sunday’s most visible races, award-winning environmentalist and opposition leader Yevgeniya Chirikova came in second with 18 percent in the mayoral election in the Moscow suburb of Khimki against Kremlin-backed Oleg Shakhov, who got 48 percent, early results showed.Allegations of voting fraud Chirikova and her supporters alleged voting fraud, but she also proved unable to inspire younger voters or overcome the fears of older residents over her lack of executive experience. Turnout in the race was only 28 percent.Turnout was highest in the gubernatorial race in the Belgorod region, at 48 percent, while it was lowest in the race for the local legislature in Vladivostok, in the Far East, where only 8 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot.Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is also the chairman of the United Russia party, hailed the results.“Everyone was expecting the party’s fiasco after the December election,” he said. “But nothing of the kind happened, and we got this result in a completely different environment.”Read: Freed Pussy Riot rocker slams ‘strange game’ by authorities after release>last_img read more

Many of Cost Plus Sofas 23 stores to close in Ireland

first_imgUpdated 16.27“MANY” COST PLUS Sofa stores are set to close in Ireland following a decision by management to “completely restructure the business”.That’s the message you get if you try and visit the Cost Plus Sofa Irish website or call the helpline today.The furniture and bed store said in a statement that customer spending power has been significantly reduced in the recession, which “has created tough challenges for the company”.A “strategic review” is now being carried out that will determine which stores are set to closed and how many jobs will be lost.The company has said that all orders “made up to and including today will be fulfilled as per the existing agreements with its customers and deliveries will be made as close to scheduled lead times as possible”.TheJournal.ie have tried to call many of the 23 Cost Plus Sofa outlets around the country to find out how many stores are set to close; which stores are set to close and how many jobs will be lost. However, every phone call is met with the same voicemail service that basically reads out the public notice below:Read: Up to 54 jobs lost as nine Xtra-vision stores to close in Republic>last_img read more

Internet Explorer 11 will pretend its Firefox

first_imgMicrosoft has figured out how to get websites to stop treating Internet Explorer like a second-class web browser: it’s going to disguise itself as Firefox. A simple tweak to the Internet Explorer 11 user agent string has been spotted, thanks to an early build of Windows Blue leaking to the web over the weekend.The switch takes place in the first segment of the string. Right after the Mozilla/5.0 you’ll notice IE 11.0. In Internet Explorer 10, the same space is occupied by compatible; MSIE 10.0. At the end of the string, Microsoft has also tacked on the like Gecko statement. It’s a subtle change, but it’s all that’s required to convince websites that Microsoft isn’t a browser that requires special treatment. If a website is sniffing user agents before serving up customized code, these tweaks essentially tell it “this is a Gecko-powered browser, like Mozilla Firefox.”At one point in time, IE needed this extra “help” in order to properly display sites that more standards-focused browsers could render with ease. Despite the fact that Microsoft has been working hard since Internet Explorer 9 to make its browser as standards-compliant as competitors like Firefox and Chrome, many website maintainers are still serving up different code to IE users.Microsoft’s motivation here seems very similar to what the company said prompted its decision to flip the switch on Flash browsing in Windows 8 recently. The goal is to deliver Internet Explorer users the best web experience possible, and if that means tweaking the user agent string in IE 11 slightly so that websites think the browser is more Firefox than IE, so be it. It’s not a change that end users will ever notice — unless, of course, it turns out that IE still can’t handle rendering  those sites as cleanly as Firefox and Chrome.last_img read more

Victorian taxi reform bill passed

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Victoria’s Premier Denis Napthine has denied accusations that he struck a deal with independent MP Geoff Shaw to change aspects of the state’s taxi reform legislation. Mr Shaw voiced concerns weeks back over the introduction of the reforms, specifically in relation to taxi operators in his electorate. Mr Shaw, who holds the balance of power in the government, told state parliament on June 12 that the reforms were unnecessary in Frankston because the service there was the best in the state. Despite this, Mr Shaw voted for the legislation the following day. The new laws were debated at a late-night sitting of the upper house on Tuesday, along with government amendments to raise the licence fee for outer-urban and regional areas to the level of the metro fee – from $17,000 to $22,000 a year, indexed at just less than the CPI. Special boundary protection of zones around Frankston and Dandenong was also introduced. Both amendments were those championed by Mr Shaw earlier this month. Two weeks ago Mr Shaw issued a statement calling on Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder to amend the laws, to include changing the zone boundaries around Frankston to give local operators protection from outsiders, as well as equalising licence fees between the metropolitan and outer-urban zones. The Premier hit back at critics accusing him of a backroom deal, saying the amendments were a result of lobbying from Coalition MPs urging protection for their local industries. “There were no assurances given to Geoff Shaw,” Dr Napthine said. “We don’t make promises or assurances, what we do do, is as a government listen to the community and respond to their concerns.” Labor accused the government of bowing to Mr Shaw’s demands and moved its own amendments to give similar protection to other major urban and regional centres, such as Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat, but when it came to the vote, the Opposition’s amendments were disregarded. “The government has done a dirty deal with Geoff Shaw to secure his vote by offering preferential treatment to taxi operators in Dandenong, Frankston and Port Philip,” Acting Shadow Public Transport Minister Richard Wynne said following the vote. Mr Wynne described the Napthine Government’s legislation as “haphazard” and that it had been rushed through both houses of Parliament. “Mr Napthine has caved in to pressure from Mr Shaw and given privileged preferential treatment to operators in Mr Shaw’s electorate,” Mr Wynne said. “Hard working operators and drivers in regional areas have been completely excluded.” Mr Wynne added that the government had “failed to legislate for the benefit of all taxi drivers, owners and importantly customers”. “By accepting Labor’s amendments the Napthine Government would have treated all of these zones equally, not give special treatment to some and not others.” George Karayianidis, CEO of national taxi insurance provider Taxicare Australia, told Neos Kosmos that the passing of the laws confirmed that some licence – or ‘plate’ – holders as they’re known in the industry – would face hardship. “This means plate prices will drop and outside investor confidence will take a long time before they can trust that their asset is worth the money they will pay.” Speaking from interstate, Mr Karas said that in discussions with taxi operators outside Victoria, many were concerned that laws being introduced in Victoria will spread to other states. “They are in two minds whether to sell their plate or not, before it depreciates,” he said.last_img read more

Le plein de nouveautés pour les Logitech SqueezeBox

first_imgLe plein de nouveautés pour les Logitech SqueezeBoxLe nouveau logiciel Logitech permet à ses Squeezebox et à sa media station Revue de streamer de la vidéo, en plus de l’audio de base. La Squeezebox de Logitech, c’est un boitier WiFi qui permet d’écouter les radios internet ou vos mp3 préférés, sans être devant l’ordinateur. La nouveauté concerne le logiciel sur le PC, qui s’occupe de dénicher et d’envoyer les données à la Squeezebox, via WiFi. À lire aussiLogitech lance deux applications pour iOS Auparavant, ce logiciel s’appelait SlimServer, il change de nom pour Logitech Media Server. Celui-ci commence du coup directement à la version 7.7.0. Logitech s’approprie en fait progressivement les produits qu’il a achetés à l’américain Slim Devices. Cette transition corrige des bugs et apporte son lot de nouveauté, comme le support du DLNA (un standard de compatibilité). Le logiciel a de nouvelles possibilités, et permet désormais l’envoi de vidéos (*.AVI, *.DIVX, *. M4V, *.MKV, *.MPG, *.3GPP, *.MOV). Il supporte aussi désormais la Google TV, à l’aide de la Revue, un center qui se branche sur la télévision. Pour l’anecdote, savez-vous où est né Logitech ? À Apples ! (C’est une petite ville, en Suisse.)Le 9 novembre 2011 à 20:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

TV Time App Lets You Interact With Your Favorite Stars

first_img– download and follow me on the TV Time app & never miss your showsReact with other fans pic.twitter.com/HxYvRUWUXi— loripetty (@loripetty) May 15, 2017TV Time launches today and is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. A new app is on the way that could be a fun, useful supplement to your TV habit without spoiling your favorite shows. TV Time is a relaunch of the app Whipclip, which allowed users to share short clips of their favorite TV shows. It was a cool idea, and its users really liked it, but according to a press release, the new app will better reflect the way we watch TV now.What does that mean? Basically, they want to give fans a place to interact with each other and share reactions to their favorite shows without fear of spoilers. Since very few people watch TV as it airs anymore, it’s hard to feel like you’re experiencing your favorite show at the same time as anyone else. People love live-tweeting TV shows, including the actors on them. But unless you’re watching the show live as it airs, you don’t get to enjoy those tweets and reactions. And if you’re binging an entire series, you might avoid all fan communities for fear of spoilers.TV Time is hoping to solve that problem. With the new app, users will be able to make memes, GIFS, comments and even 15-second reaction videos for each episode of your favorite show. To help you avoid spoilers, you’ll only be able to view and contribute to discussions of episodes you’ve seen. Naturally, you can share anything you create to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or whatever your social media site of choice is. Why create dank TV memes if you can’t inflict them on the unsuspecting public?App developer Antonio Pinto said in the press release, “We couldn’t be more excited to join [CEO Richard Rosenblatt] and the team and build on our utility with more features around social, TV talent and original content.”That’s the other potentially cool thing about the app. It will feature exclusive content from the stars of some of your favorite TV shows. For the launch, users will be able to see reactions from and interact with actors like Alexander Ludwig from Vikings or Lori Petty of Orange is the New Black. What kind of content can you expect from them? Well, there’s this Q&A from Ludwig. And Petty filmed this teaser for the app.last_img read more

Randy Savage documentary preview another ECW Exposed

first_img WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) WWE will be airing a preview of the new Randy Savage documentary on the WWE Network following RAW on Monday night. The documentary will be released on Tuesday.The WWE Network will also feature another episode of “ECW Exposed” with Paul Heyman and Joey Styles on Tuesday using additional footage filmed following last Monday’s special.Source: PWInsider.com, WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 89.98%0:05Remaining Time -0:44 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 Google+ Videos Articles Twitter WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Ronda Rousey Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Facebook Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Goal line defense works out for Seahawks this time

first_imgFOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — This time, Seattle won it at the goal line. It certainly won’t make up for the Super Bowl loss two seasons back, but the Seahawks’ goal-line stand lifted them to a 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.Tom Brady couldn’t connect with Rob Gronkowski on a fade pattern on fourth down as New England (7-2) failed four times from inside the 2 in the dying moments. “He was playing off me … pretty far, farther than usual,” Gronkowski said about safety Kam Chancellor. “You don’t usually see that. A fade, I had to go up to him and initiate a move. I just wanted get on top of his toes, that is what you are taught. I just got up on his toes too much.”It was reminiscent of how the Seahawks (6-2-1) lost the 2015 Super Bowl when Malcolm Butler intercepted at the goal line to win the NFL title for the Patriots.“When it got down to it, when you get a chance to win a game on the 1-yard line , there ain’t nothing like it in football,” said coach Pete Carroll, whose Seahawks worked on defending that exact play at the end of Friday’s practice. “It’s one of the great challenges that a team and a defense gets. And our guys just came through, and hung in there, and just fought for every inch and let us walk away with the win.”last_img read more

311 The Offspring Continue Trek Across US Cover Each Others Songs

first_imgNews In celebration of the tour, and in a nostalgic twist of role-reversal, the two bands recorded covers of each other’s classics, with the Offspring doing their own rendition of “Down” and 311 taking a stab at “Self Esteem.” The results give fans of both bands a surreal trip to an alternate musical universe and two more reasons to catch the Never-Ending Summer Tour.Before the tour began, the Recording Academy caught up with Nick Hexum of 311 and Noodles of the Offspring, going behind the scenes in the place they both call home, Los Angeles.In the latest episode of On Location, Nick Hexum, the guitarist of 311, and Noodles, the guitarist of the Offspring, talk with host and singer-songwriter Charlie Tavers while touring of the City of Angels. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 18, 2018 – 7:41 pm Take The ‘On Location’ Tour Of Los Angeles “For me it’s always been about a combination of being outside and creativity,” Hexum says in the episode. “I still, being in the music business, like to be in a city, so L.A. is perfect, you can have kind of both lives.”Noodles and Travers visit the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach during the episode, where he explains that it used to be Safari Sam’s, a music club where the local bands would jam out. He shares how punk rock and surf and skate culture go hand in hand.”Punk rock is about breaking the rules. All rock and roll, really, is about breaking the rules,” Noodles says. The ’90s alt-rockers close out their summer tour together, release covers of each other’s hits, and share some of their favorite things about Los AngelesAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2018 – 5:30 pm 311 and the Offspring, two of the ’90s biggest alt-rock hitmakers, joined forces earlier to keep the dream alive with their Never-Ending Summer Tour, which closes out in September and features Gym Class Heroes as support. 311 & The Offspring Continue Trek Across US, Cover Each Other’s Songs You can listen to 311 and the Offspring covers above, and catch the rest of their tour in a city near you. Visit Ticketmaster for more info on the tour.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morecenter_img https://twitter.com/311/status/1030137299147874304 Facebook 311 & Offspring Continue Tour, Cover Other’s Hits 311-offspring-continue-trek-across-us-cover-each-others-songs Email Twitter last_img read more