Chelsea v Bournemouth: Blues fringe players get chance

first_imgAs expected, Chelsea make a number of changes for the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge – eight in total. Michy Batshuayi starts, as do Kenedy, Ethan Ampadu and Danny Drinkwater.Academy duo Dujon Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi are on the bench, as are Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.Striker Hudson-Odoi and right-back Dujon Sterling have both impressed at youth and Under-23 levels for the Blues.Bournemouth, meanwhile, make seven changes to their side, with the likes of Steve Cook, Harry Arter and Dan Gosling returning.Chelsea: Caballero; Rudiger, Ampadu, Cahil); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Kenedy; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. Subs: Eduardo, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Bakayoko, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.Bournemouth: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Simpson, Surman, Arter, Gosling, Mousset, Fraser, Defoe.Subs: Ramsdale, Ake, Cook, Hyndman, Ibe, Pugh, Wilson. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Dell leads Sharks to win in relief of Jones

first_imgCHICAGO — Pete DeBoer says the best hockey teams figure out ways to win a variety of different games. The Sharks added the bizarre to their 2018-19 resumé Sunday.After they surrendered three goals on their first four shots against, the Sharks (18-11-5) found a way to come back and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 in a game that saw both starting goalies exit in the first period.With the victory, the Sharks extended their winning streak to a season high of four games.The fourth line led the …last_img

San Jose Sharks top Chicago Blackhawks in Radim Simek’s return

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Perhaps it was just a coincidence that the Sharks came up with arguably their best defensive performance of the season on the night that Radim Simek returned to the lineup.Whatever the reason, the Sharks will gladly take the two points .Patrick Marleau scored in his 800th consecutive NHL game and goalie Martin Jones made 19 saves as the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday to snap a …last_img

Celebrating SA’s Antarctic science

first_img29 May 2006The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (Saasta) have declared June 2006 as Antarctica month, an initiative to make South Africans more aware of the unique and exciting research done by the country’s scientists on this frozen continent and the sub-Antarctic islands. Unlocking Antarctica’s secrets This is just one of four science-themed months for the year, during which Saasta will be promoting the work of local scientists. The theme for August is marine biosciences, September’s is African origins, and October will focus on astronomy.The DST and Saasta have called on the public to submit innovative and creative proposals for organising and implementing projects for the months, to help increase public awareness of the four themes, specifically on new research and career opportunities in each area.Part of the focus of Antarctica Month will be on the work done by the South African Antarctic Programme (Sanap) is to increase our understanding of the natural environment and life on the region through appropriate research, science and technology. Sanap conducts this research in Antarctica itself as well as on Marion Island, Prince Edward Island, Gough Island and in parts of the Southern Ocean.Two government departments manage South Africa’s Antarctic initiative. The DST, through the National Research Foundation, is responsible for science research, while the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism takes care of logistical management.Saasta has produced a range of educational resources to popularise the work being done by South African scientists in Antarctica. There are fact sheets on Antarctic science, the international Antarctic Treaty and the history of the continent.Then there is a series of six colourful and informative posters and four cartoon strips explaining different aspects of South Africa’s scientific involvement in Antarctica.All of these resources can be downloaded from the Saasta Antarctica Month website.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Mandela Day: food gardens to combat hunger

first_img10 July 2014 Active citizenship initiative Lead SA is partnering with the African Children’s Feeding Scheme, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo and the Dis-Chem Foundation to facilitate Mandela Day events geared at teaching South Africans how to plant and maintain their own vegetable gardens. “Too many South Africans go to sleep hungry every day with no idea what they will eat the next morning,” Lead SA’s Terry Volkwyn said in a statement on Wednesday. “In the true spirit of active citizenship, we encourage South Africans to heed the call to curb hunger not only by starting their own vegetable gardens on their pavements, but by also donating surplus food to feeding schemes in our communities.” Members of the public will be taught various gardening skills, including planting techniques, container gardening and pest control, at Mandela Day events at venues across Gauteng province, including in Midrand, Eldorado Park, Jabavu, Meadowlands, Orange Farm, Naledi and Zola. The African Children’s Feeding Scheme (ACFS), which feeds over 31 000 children daily through feeding centres and mobile vans, will host a Mandela Day educational activation at four of its centres – in Jabavu, Zola, Meadowlands and Naledi – where stalls will be set up to expose community members to different types of food gardening. A similar event will take place at the Dis-Chem Foundation’s community garden in Midrand, launched earlier this year to help community members in the area. Also on Mandela Day, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo – under the theme “Harvest4Madiba” – will distribute fruit trees across Johannesburg, showcase small-scale farming in Lakeside, Orange Farm, refurbish parks, distribute food hampers and reclaim illegal dumping sites in Eldorado Park. Lead SA will also create a community vegetable garden at their premises, Primedia Place in Sandton. “We encourage other companies and businesses to assist in fighting hunger by transforming their front verges into vegetable gardens which could feed many more South Africans,” Volkwyn said. She added that members of the public wishing to volunteer to take part in any of these activities should register to do so through www.leadsa.co.za. In support of the campaign, The Star and other Independent Group newspapers will publish features on different types of food gardens, including rooftop gardens, suburban pavement gardens and large-scale community gardens. The Star has also committed to creating a container garden at its building in downtown Johannesburg, with the produce to be donated to organisations in the inner city. In the Western Cape, members of the public will be invited to do their 67 minutes of volunteerism at the Oranjezicht City Farm, where they will learn the basics of planting seedlings. Lead SA will also have a Food Truck which will collect food from different areas in the Western Cape to donate to soup kitchens and other feeding schemes in need. At the launch of Nelson Mandela International Day 2014 in April, food security was identified as one of three major themes, the other two being literacy and shelter. “Food insecurity is not just a global concern, but is affecting South Africa too,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement shortly after the launch. “According to a research report released by the Human Sciences Research Foundation (HSRC) in August, only 45.6% of the South African population is food secure.” Foundation CEO Sello Hatang commented: “All people, at all times, should have access to sufficient, safe and nutricious foods to maintain a healthy and active life. This is a crucial social support measure for effective development and growth. Feeding activities – whether food parcels, food gardens or feeding schemes that provide long-term access to food security – can transform world hunger.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Mobile Apps for Domestic Violence

first_imgThis post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Safety AppsApps for Safety by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter By Christina Herron, MSMFLN Family Development hosted a 2015 Virtual Learning Event in the month of October. Session 4 | What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource Tool Kit discussed online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence. On of the key topics of the this VLE session focused on mobile applications for individuals involved in Domestic Violence relationships.The National Network to End Domestic Violence has graciously provided a comprehensive study of every cell phone app focusing on Domestic Violence. This organization has broken each app into categories, list detailed descriptions, the pro and cons, and things for the specific audience to consider. Their goal is for individuals, service providers, and victims/survivors to have all the information they need in order to make an informed decision. Below, you will find a brief breakdown of the study completed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Be sure to check out the complete study, here.Apps for:Public Awareness and EducationApps for Public Awareness & Education by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Screening and AssessingApps for Screening and Assessing by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Disclaimer: The Military Families Learning Network does not endorse the use of any of these cell phone apps. There are concerns and barriers to using cell phone apps. However, these apps are out for anyone to access freely. As service providers, educating ourselves on the different types of apps, concerns and barriers could help us better inform the individuals we come in contact with who have been affected by domestic violence and who might be considering using one of these apps out of their own personal choice.last_img read more

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

Education Ministry in Discussion with Partners to Build Schools

first_imgStory Highlights These partnerships will ultimately lead to the elimination of the shift system in schools Ministry of Education identifying investment opportunities within the education sector Financial houses anxious to invest in education The Ministry of Education is currently in discussion with several local and international partners regarding investment opportunities, which can be created within the education sector.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, at a meeting of the Rotary Club of downtown Kingston, held  at the Hotel Four Seasons in Kingston, on August 7.“We have a number of unsolicited proposals from financial houses here and abroad, which are anxious to invest in education and we are prepared, under the aegis of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and in consultation with the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance, to engage in such processes, so that we can use private capital prudently…to build out the many thousands of places that are required to improve our quality,” he said.The Minister further noted that with these partnerships, new schools can be constructed, while existing ones will be expanded which will ultimately lead to the elimination of the shift system in schools across the island.He  pointed out that these partners are looking to invest millions within the sector, adding that partnerships with the Government will only redound to the benefit of the country.“There is one proposing to build seven schools… and there are others with different size and different emphasis. We are meeting with the Ministry of Finance, the DBJ and (other) representatives to discuss how it can be done,” he said, adding that the proposals have been put forward for several months now.In the meantime, the Education Minister used the opportunity to encourage members of the service club to continue investing in the sector as part of efforts to upgrade the education system.The Minister said that the Club has played an important role in garnering support for education, through charitable donations in terms of awarding scholarships and providing schools with needed equipment.last_img read more