Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure

first_imgAn outbreak of a flu-like illness has left Letterkenny University Hospital under severe pressure today.A spokesman confirmed the Emergency Department at the hospital is extremely busy this week with a significant increase in the numbers of patients presenting with respiratory and flu-like illness.Patients with flu require isolation to prevent the spread of infection and this is a significant challenge. The spokesperson added “Actions are underway in the hospital to alleviate the waiting times for patients requiring hospital admission include additional reviews and early discharges.”Hospital management say they regret the delays experienced by their patients.The spokesperson added “We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority and apologise for the long wait times currently.”Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA, Botswana in rhino translocation deal

first_img11 March 2013 South African travel company andBeyond’s Phinda private game reserve in KwaZulu- Natal is involved in a groundbreaking deal to translocate six white rhino to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. It has been reported as the first private game reserve donation of rhino to another country. The translocation began in February following years of negotiation and planning. It is still under way. “The Okavango Delta has proven to be a successful rhino relocation habitat and Botswana has a strong security and monitoring framework in place whereby the military helps to protect the species,” andBeyond said in a statement at the start of the translocation process on 8 February. Game scouts from Botswana received tracking and monitoring training from Phinda to assist with the move. “The movement and behaviour of the six rhino will be closely monitored using satellite collars and telemetry and tracking equipment,” the company said. It forms part of andBeyond’s rhino protection efforts, which fall under its Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People vision. The translocation was facilitated in partnership with conservation organisation Rhino Force and funded by insurance administrator Motorite Administrators. It follows in the wake of a 49% increase in illegal poaching in 2012, when 668 rhinos were killed in South Africa. “Botswana has an excellent security system in place to protect these endangered animals and will be a safe haven for the six relocated rhino,” said andBeyond CEO, Joss Kent. “Translocations are fundamental to secure the ongoing survival of endangered species and this groundbreaking project led by andBeyond’s conservation team aims to increase Africa’s dwindling rhino populations for future generations to enjoy.” The project has the support of the Botswana Rhino Management Committee, as well as assistance from the Eastern Cape’s Chipembere Rhino Foundation for telemetry and tracking equipment being used by the game scouts. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Cab Cam – Planting into tall rye grass

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Bennett Musselman isn’t helping farmers with financial business at Heartland Bank, he is working with his Dad and Grandpa at Musselman Farms in Pickaway County. For this 2017 Soybean Planting Cab Cam in 5 foot tall rye grass, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, he visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about some of the challenges this spring has dealt his cover crop fields.last_img

What’s the Difference Between Lens Mounts?

first_imgWant more content on film gear? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.The Best Camera Options for Production Company StartupsReal Cinema Lenses You Can AffordJust How Expensive Are Real Cinema Lenses?Did this article help you understand the difference between lens mounts? Let us know in the comments below! Nikon F-Mount: An Oldie but a GoodieNikon’s F-Mount is a widely popular camera lens mount that was developed and introduced back in 1959 for use with 35mm format single-lens reflex camera. While the design of the lens mount has changed some over the years, the Nikon F-Mount is probably the most versatile in terms of backwards compatibility, as it can be used with many F-Mount cameras dating back to the 1960s.In this video from WOOP Productions, we can see the powerful imagery that the Nikon line of cameras can produce.Much like the EF and PL line of mounts, the Nikon F-Mount has a long list of lens manufacturers that support it. This list includes Nikkor, Zeiss, Schneider, Samyang, Sigma and Tokina.Native F-Mount CamerasNikon D810Nikon D750Nikon D7200Nikon D5200RED EPIC DRAGONRED EPIC MYSTERIUM-XRED SCARLET DRAGONRED SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X You have several options when it comes to lens mounts. Let’s explore each one and talk about the differences between them.Top Image Courtesy of Blackmagic Design (MFT, EF-Mount and PL-Mount)Have you always stuck to only one type of lens mount? Have you been curious about other lens mounts and wondered how they stack up to the mount you use? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, for years on end I only stuck to one type of lens mount. Luckily, over the last few years I’ve been able to explore each of the main lens mounts. This got me wondering: Does the general filmmaker know the difference between these types of mounts?Let’s list out the most commonly used lens mounts, explore each one, and then compare them. Hopefully we’ll learn something new about mounts and the lenses we use.Canon EF-Mount: The StandardUsed by more filmmakers and video producers than any other mount, the EF was introduced by Canon in 1987 and has gone on to become the most versatile mount on the market. The largest reason for this wider adoption is Canon’s massive reach in the DSLR market for both photographers and indie filmmakers.The video below from Morgan Jouquand was shot in 2014 using a Canon 5D Mark III with 24-70mm & 35mm EF-Mount lenses.Its main feature is derived from its name Electro-Focus (EF), which allows small motors in the lens to give users auto-focus. Another major draw for the Canon EF-Mount is that it has a long list of third-party manufacturers. This list includes cinema heavy weights such as Zeiss and Schneider as well as Tamron, Sigma, Tokina and Rokinon.I’ve used EF lenses for nearly 10 years now, and this will likely continue for at least another year or so. Eventually I’ll move onto the PL-Mount, but, as of now, the EF offers me the best lens options for full frame cinematography at a relatively inexpensive price.EF-Mount CamerasCanon C500 4K Cinema CameraCanon C300 Mark IICanon C100Canon 5D Mark IIICanon 6DBlackmagic URSABlackmagic URSA MiniBlackmagic Production CameraBlackmagic Cinema CameraRED EPIC DRAGONRED EPIC MYSTERIUMRED SCARLET DRAGONRED SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X ARRI PL-Mount: Hollywood MainstayIntroduced by ARRI in 1982, the PL-Mount is the definitive lens mount option for Hollywood films, both big and small. The PL-Mount uses a durable flanged mounting system, which allows it to be securely locked in place and hold heavier lenses without issue. This means that a long, heavy-duty telephoto lens can be attached without fear of it stripping away from the mount.Here is the trailer for the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which was shot using an ARRI ALEXA and PL-Mount lenses.In terms of film production, the PL is only rivaled by the EF & PV-Mounts. But, like the EF-Mount, it has a healthy third-party manufacturing pipeline. However, unlike EF, PL-Mount lenses can be extremely expensive and are usually reserved for major film production. Manufactures of PL-Mount lenses include, but are not limited to: Zeiss, Angenieux, Fujinon, Cooke, Schneider, Sony, and Illumina.PL-Mount CamerasCanon C500 4K Cinema CameraCanon C300 Mark IIBlackmagic URSABlackmagic URSA MiniBlackmagic Production CameraBlackmagic Cinema CameraAJA CionRED WEAPON DRAGONRED EPIC DRAGONRED EPIC MYSTERIUM-XRED SCARLET DRAGONRED SCARLET MYSTERIUM-XPhantom FLEX 4KSony F65 4KARRI ALEXA XTARRI ALEXAARRI ALEXA MiniARRI AMIRAcenter_img Micro Four Thirds Mount: The New Kid on the BlockThe final lens mount that we’ll look at is the Micro Four Thirds Mount, the new kid on the block that was developed and created by Olympus and Panasonic. There are advantages and disadvantages to using this lens mount and the sensor it accompanies.The incredibly composed Budapest Cityscape from The Delivery Men was shot using the Panasonic GH4.The positives are that it’s lighter, smaller, and the flange focal length is shorter. Because of this, the lens options are much cheaper on average than any other lens options. Now, the biggest disadvantage is the fact the sensor of a Micro Four Thirds is 75% smaller than a full-frame sensor.Currently the only manufactures to make lenses with a Micro Four Thirds Mount are Panasonic, Olympus, Rokinon, Sigma, Tokina, Tamron and Bower.Micro Four Thirds Mount CamerasPanasonic GH4Panasonic GH3Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Sony A & E Mount: Confusion AboundsWhen it comes to the Sony line of mounts, confusion can overcome a filmmaker quickly. The A-Mount is the old standard at Sony, being introduced by Minolta in 1985. It is widely used with the Alpha line of cameras that includes the A7S and the soon to be released A7R II.Then, when the NEX line of Alpha cameras began to be released, Sony introduced an entirely different lens mount in the E-Mount. This mount has been used in cameras such as the FS100 and FS700. To make things even more confusing, Sony’s CineAlta line of cameras uses a combination of FZ and PL-Mounts.You have probably seen this video on our site before, but that’s only because it’s insanely well-composed. Gateway to the Ganges by Brandon Li was shot using a Sony A7S.Dave Pardue at Imaging Resource did a great job of making head or tails of this whole mess with his post back in January 2014, after Sony announced the dropping of the NEX branding. As of now, E-Mount lens options include Sony, Zeiss, Rokinon and Sigma exist. On the A-Mount side, lenses are available from Sony, Rokinon, Sigma, Tokina, Samyang & Bower.Sony A-Mount CamerasSony A99Sony A77 IISony A65Sony A58Sony E-Mount CamerasSony FS700Sony FS100Sony A7R IISony A7RSony A7slast_img read more

Ohio State center Pat Elflein named one of five semifinalists for Outland

OSU redshirt senior offensive linesman Pat Elflein prepares for the Buckeyes game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 17 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 45-24. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior center Pat Elflein has been named one of five semifinalists for the Outland Trophy, a prestigious award given to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman.One of the team captains for the 2016 season, Elflein is starting for a third consecutive season. This year, the two-time first-team all-Big Ten lineman transitioned from guard to center, taking over after the departure of Jacoby Boren.Before the start of the season, there were questions surrounding the front five for OSU. Outside of Elflein and fellow All-American candidate Billy Price, the Buckeyes offensive line includes three first-year starters.Elflein has had a big role in an Ohio State offense that finds itself first in the Big Ten in rushing (267), yards per carry (5.7) and total offense (511.4). The Buckeyes also rank second nationally in scoring (46.5 ppg).Along with the Outland Trophy, Elflein is also one of 20 players in the running for the Lombardi Award, awarded to college football’s best lineman or linebacker, and is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation’s best center. read more

Jackets look to put postseason in the past with rematch against Red

Consider this a midterm week for the Blue Jackets.Columbus (9-5-2) hosts central division rival Detroit (7-5-3) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.After practice Monday, coach Ken Hitchcock spoke with members of the media and said facing the Red Wings will be a good test for the team.“Those guys have targets,” Hitchcock said. “They’re the measuring stick for everybody. Detroit gets everybody’s ‘A’ game early in the season. I hope our team is excited to play them because they gave us a lesson at the end of last year.”In its first playoff appearance in franchise history last season, the Jackets faced Detroit in the first round. Although the Red Wings swept Columbus in four games, the team has added experience in postseason play.“I think the big thing for us is we are finally getting to play some division games,” Hitchcock said. “We are going to get a better read on how good we are in our division.”Columbus has played well at home, going 4-1-2 to begin the 2009-10 campaign.The Jackets began a four-game home swing with a 3-2 victory against Carolina last Saturday. Staying at home means extra practice time for the team and Hitchcock is taking advantage of it.“Not being able to practice has really slowed down our game,” Hitchcock said. “I told the players that this is really it for getting two practice days. We won’t be able to do this for some time after, so these next two days are important for us.”Detroit has been nowhere perfect on the road with a 2-4-2 record to begin the year, but Columbus knows the Red Wings are one of the top franchises in the NHL.“Hopefully we will be on our game and be able to match them for 60 minutes of hockey,” forward Raffi Torres said. “It’s no secret that they don’t like playing us. We are going to have to make sure to get the puck deep in the zone and make it tough for the defense.”Torres has scored big for the Blue Jackets. He has claimed eight goals in 16 games, including four coming off the power play. “I trained hard this summer and got everything back to where it needs to be,” said Torres, who has 87 goals and 68 assists in 374 career NHL games. “I got my confidence up towards the end of last season and I’ve tried to take that momentum into this year.”The Red Wings have three members with double-digit totals in points. Forward Henrik Zetterberg has four goals and nine assists to lead the team with 13 points. Forward Pavel Datsyuk has ten assists with two goals, while forward Tomas Holmstrom leads the team in goals with eight.“They are one of the best teams in the NHL,” Columbus forward Jakub Voracek said. “They’ve made the Stanley Cup Final two years in a row and obviously it’s going to be a tough game. There is going to be a lot of people in the building and we are excited.”As for the Jackets’ defense, the unit has been improving.Key defensemen Mike Commodore and Jan Hejda have been back as regulars in the lineup after suffering injuries in the beginning of the year, and the squad continues to gel together.“We have seven guys here that can play with anyone,” defenseman Kris Russell said. “As a group we feel we are starting to find each other and play well together. It’s nice to get a consistent groove when playing with the same group of guys.”With goaltender Steve Mason playing in form lately, the defense could be the difference in the outcome vs. Detroit. Mason is 7-4-2 with a .891 save percentage in his second season in the league.“He’s playing really well and is confident,” Hitchcock said. “I think the big thing is the puck has not been moving fast for him. He’s in sync with where the puck is on the ice and gets across the net really well now. He’s squared to shooter much better than the start of the year.”In observance of Veterans Day, the matchup vs. the Red Wings will be military appreciation night in tribute to those in the armed forces. read more

Suarez admits Ronaldos transfer surprised him

first_imgFor the Uruguayan footballer, the Portuguese striker was one of the best at Real Madrid and helped the team grown in the latest seasonsBarcelona’s forward Luis Suarez believes he couldn’t believe it when it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will not play anymore with Real Madrid.The Portuguese superstar was transferred to Italian Lega Serie A team Juventus for €100 million during the summer.And for Suarez, this was unexpected.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Obviously it came as a little surprise because of how good things had gone for him in Madrid, everything he had won there and how Madrid had helped him grow as a player,” the Uruguayan told ESPN.“So it surprises you a bit, but that’s football for you. One day you can say that you are happy where you are and the next day things may change. It’s a decision which must be respected, [it was] taken for a reason.”“But we are in the Spanish league and we’re competing against Real Madrid, Atletico, Sevilla, Valencia, Villarreal, and all the other teams,” he added.“We’re not competing against one player. One player can make a difference or can make a team better, but the reality is that we expect to be playing against the best Madrid possible, against the best Atletico and against the best teams and players.”last_img read more

Bellerin Ozil is a born champion

first_imgHector Bellerin hailed teammate Mesut Ozil’s stunning display in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Leicester City and called him a “born champion”The German playmaker proved instrumental as Arsenal came back from a goal down to claim their 10th straight win in all competitions on Monday night.After producing a grand finish to equalise for Arsenal, Ozil then played a major role in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double.Bellerin, who scored an unfortunate own goal to open the scoreline in Leicester’s favour, praised Ozil after all the concerns regarding his motivation levels by former coach Arsene Wenger.“Mesut is a player that always keeps giving his best and is always surprising everyone and he’s a player that we’re very grateful and very lucky to have,” Bellerin told Arsenal.com.“When the team play well with good football and he can find space he’s always a killer with his passes and finishes, so for us to have a player like him in the team is very important.The Spanish right-back believes Ozil is an example for everyone to follow and added they are fortunate to have him as a captain.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Mesut is a player that has been through a lot in his career through loads of ups and downs, but most of all he’s a born champion and he’s a player who has so many records in the world of football,” said Bellerin.“So he’s a player that is an example for everyone. Everyone wants to have the success that he’s had on and off the pitch, so for us to have someone like him as a captain is really important.”Following another win at the Emirates Stadium, Unai Emery’s side are back within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool in fourth place.😖 Own goal😯 Assist for @MesutOzil1088 😄 Assist for @Aubameyang7Bouncing back: @HectorBellerin style 👏 pic.twitter.com/d4auhLCJ0U— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2018last_img read more

Inzaghi Lazio were superior we deserved to win

first_imgLazio Coach Simone Inzaghi feels they were worthy winners over Marseille despite a turbulent entrance to the Velodrome.Lazio beat Marseille 3-1 at the Stade Velodrome, but their bus was pelted with rocks and bottles as they approached the stadium.“We played a great game against a strong opponent,” Inzaghi said in his post-match Press conference via Football Italia.“Lazio were superior, we deserved to win. We deserved another goal in the second half, but this evening will be a great memory for all of us.“Marseille’s weak points? I think sometimes you just have to recognise the merits of the opponents, it’s happened to me many times. I think tonight Lazio were just better than Marseille.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…“We didn’t give them anything, the goal we conceded was on a set piece. We did really well in helping each other out, and the players who came on did really well.“The entrance wasn’t pleasant, stones and bottles fell on the bus. There was a bit of discomfort on the approach to the stadium but the players responded well.“I think we’ve seen a growth in the team in the last 10 games, we’ve won eight and lost two.“Inter? We need to grow to win against teams that have obviously been constructed in another way. With work and ideas, I think we can win against top teams like that.”last_img read more

Thomas Tuchel Silva react to PSG win over Nantes

first_imgParis Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed his thoughts about the team’s 1-0 win over Nantes on Saturday.French forward Kylian Mbappe scored just after the hour mark to hand the champions their 15th league win of the season.“We lacked precision, which is unusual for us. In spite of everything, it was a good match, we controlled it.” Tuchel said according to the club’s official website.“It was tight, but we had a lot of chances, and showed a lot of patience and confidence. I’m very happy. This first half of the season has been extraordinary. We won our opening games and continued winning.”Thiago Silva also spoke about the win, saying:Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“I think it was a good match despite everything. We created a lot of chances that we didn’t manage to put away. If we had scored earlier, the game would surely have been different. Nantes sat deep and played on the counter-attack.”“Defensively, we were solid. We have worked very well in this first half of the season. Everyone should be congratulated for the work they have done so far. We have to keep going like that as that will enable us to go far.”The match winner, Mbappe also has this to say:“It was the last game of a long year with a lot of matches. We were tired, but we wanted to pick up one last win to go off on holiday with a sense of mission accomplished, round off a great year and a great first half to the season. We’re now going to rest and recharge our batteries. My goal? It’s not the most beautiful, but it’s important because it gave us the win.”last_img read more