Quality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?

first_imgDrone ItThe audience will want the scale and scope of your story. This is where you establish the space so that they can better understand where you are. You can capture the scope with either 2-5 wide-angle shots or by flying a drone (if you have one). I like getting my drone up and in the sky when I arrive at a location — to better understand the geography. I can scout out places to see and places to avoid, and above all else, I can get my wide establishing shots banged out.(Side note: check the laws of flying your drone before putting it up in the sky. In the last few years, many remote locations have begun putting up drone bans.)Close-UpsAfter you’ve taken some time to learn the location, go for a walk and absorb the surroundings. Figure out what makes it unique. Is there a river? Are there lots of rocks? Whatever qualities you discover, put them in a catalog of close-up shots to capture for your edit. For a short video, I like to gather 3-5 close-ups of each feature.Story While having selection footage is helpful, the key to great storytelling is about quality content, not quantity overload.For filmmakers, traveling can sometimes become a burden of B-roll overload. You want to be present and enjoy your trip, but also capture the shots you need for a dynamite edit. Personally, I’ve had my fair share of trigger-finger moments, where I’ve arrived at a stunning location and gone entirely overboard with capturing B-roll beauty of almost every single mountain, river, shrub, rock, and stick.The following tutorial will share some filmmaking secrets regarding what to capture when arriving at a new location. The word “story” gets tossed around among filmmakers. While I’ll agree that story is paramount to engaging an audience — and making your video worth watching — you don’t have to pull your hair out building a complex narrative. I like to use the reward method. What would be a reward for my audience? Is it a talk-to-the-camera moment about a resolution I’ve discovered? Is it a brief tutorial about something I found  on this journey? Or is it a reaction to the intense struggle of, let’s say, climbing a mountain?Rather than thinking of a story as good and evil, climax and conflict, drama and resolution, look at it as a message to your audience. If you don’t have access to actors or scripts, craft a micro-narrative that is structured with a journey and then a reward. The journey could be some B-roll shots of someone climbing up a mountain, and the reward could be seeing them summiting.Interested in the track we used to make this video?“Body Slam” by GyomLooking for more video production tutorials? Check these out.Editing Tips: Sorting Footage and Creating Quality TimelinesFrom The Wizard of Oz to Transformers: 100 Years of Color GradingCreative Uses for Bokeh Overlays + Free Prism Bokeh PackGetting Creative: Five Cool Video Edits that Genuinely WorkTips for Making High-Quality Small-Budget Video Tutorialslast_img read more

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WWE to hold ‘Super Show-Down’ PPV event in Australia

first_imgAdvertisementWWE has officially announced that they will be holding a full PPV event in Melbourne, Australia this October 6th.The event will feature superstars from both WWE Raw and SmackDown Live, and it will also feature a huge match that will see the return of The Undertaker and Triple H.The ‘Phenom’ Undertaker will go one-on-one against ‘The Game’ Triple H for the first time since their ‘End of an Era’ match at WrestleMania 28The entire event will be streaming live on the WWE Network, and it is expected that the company will draw huge numbers for the event considering the fact that the venue that has been chosen, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, has a capacity of over 100,000 people.Stars advertised for the event include names such as The Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, Big Show, and many more.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Liverpool lose 3-1 against Swansea City in Premier League

first_imgJurgen Klopp was made to pay for fielding Liverpool’s youngest ever Premier League starting line-up as Swansea swept them aside to secure their own survival in England’s top flight.Klopp made eight changes from the Liverpool side beaten 1-0 by Villarreal on Thursday, sending out a team with an average age of just 23. Afterwards the German admitted the Reds had “a bad day”.”We changed the line-up and you can see there was not the body language you need for a comeback,” said Klopp. “We deserved to lose, they deserved to win, that’s how football is on a bad day.”Liverpool struggled against the pace of Andrew Ayew. The Ghanaian scored twice, first with a powerful header from a 20th-minute corner and then with a 66th-minute shot after the Reds failed to clear their lines.Jack Cork also found the net with a curling right-foot shot on 33 minutes.Christian Benteke netted Liverpool’s consolation with a header on 66 minutes. The visitors were forced to play the final 14 minutes with 10 men after Brad Smith was sent off for a second bookable offence.last_img read more

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10 months agoDONE DEAL: Barnsley sign Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow

first_imgDONE DEAL: Barnsley sign Fulham striker Cauley Woodrowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarnsley have signed Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow on loan until January, when the deal will become permanent.The 23-year-old scored eight times in 54 league appearances for the Craven Cottage side.The former England Under-21 international also had loan spells with Southend, Burton and Bristol City.Woodrow, who could make his debut against Scunthorpe on Saturday, will replace Tom Bradshaw after he joined Millwall on Thursday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Injury Update For Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown

first_imgAn Oklahoma Sooners football helmet on the field.NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 18: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet is seen during warmups before the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats October 18, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Wildcats defeated the Sooners 31-30. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma is about to kick off against Alabama in the Orange Bowl in the second College Football Playoff semifinal. It looks like they will have Marquise Brown on the field tonight.The electrifying Brown has been dealing with the effects of an ankle injury he suffered in the Big 12 Championship Game. His status was in doubt in the weeks leading up to the game.According to Oklahoma, Brown will play tonight.What remains to be seen is how effective he will be.“He’s going to give it a go.” – OU officials via Chris Plank on Hollywood Brown just now. Doesn’t sound overly encouraging, compared to what he’s been prior to the Texas game— Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) December 30, 2018Brown has been Kyler Murray’s top target this season. He’s made 75 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.Alabama and Oklahoma will kick off in a few minutes on ESPN.The winner will play Clemson in the national title game. The Tigers beat Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl.last_img read more

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Malaysia: Jasa Merin Sells ‘JM Damai’

first_imgzoom Malaysian-based Jasa Merin Sdn Bhd (JM), a subsidiary of SILK Holdings Bhd (SILK), has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to sell one Anchor Handling Vessel, M/V JM Damai, for a total consideration of USD 7.925 million.The vessel, built in 2006, is a Malaysian-flagged vessel registered at Port Klang.It is expected that the MoA will reach its completion by the end of March 2014.The vessel sale is part of JM’s ongoing fleet renewal and replacement programme. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 World Maritime News Staff, February 6, 2014; Image: Jasa Merin Print  Close My locationlast_img read more

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Noida firm illegally airs Dish TV content director arrested

first_imgNoida: Noida Phase-III police have arrested the director of a cable set-top box assembling company for allegedly selling set-top boxes by hacking the frequency band and copying technique of Dish TV cable service provider thus causing a loss worth crores to the company as well as Government of India.According to police, the arrested person has been identified as Gajendra Singh, native of Najafgarh area in Delhi. “Police are yet to trace a Chinese national who is the CEO of company and has been identified as Fen Chun Jao alias Jerry,” said police officials. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderVineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (City), Noida said that the company had manufactured set-top boxes which hacked frequencies of various channel bands without having license for the same. “Police received a complaint from Dish TV which informed that the company named 4-Muskman, situated in sector 63 of Noida, has been selling signals of some paid channels by hacking their frequencies which is causing a loss worth crores to Dish TV as well as government of India. An investigation was launched and police arrested the accused from the company on Wednesday,” said Jaiswal. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Preliminary investigations showed that the company had hacked signals of some paid channels while some porn sites which have been blocked by the government of India were also being accessed by them. The company had violated IT act and copyright act and also caused a huge loss to the government of India by doing the crime. It also came to light that the company was being run by a Delhi-based and a Chinese national who are director and CEO in the company. We have formed teams to nab the Chinese national as well,” added Jaiswal. Police have recovered around 42 set-top boxes, 2 laptops, remotes and a large quantity of parts used to manufacture the set-top boxes.last_img read more

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Japanese Prime Minister issues call for reform of Security Council

“Ensuring a functional UN that is capable of effectively addressing diverse global issues is of the utmost importance,” Prime Minister Naoto Kan told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, which entered its second day today.Member States, he said, must take proactive steps to promote the world body’s reform, while the UN, for its part, must ensure its own transparency and accountability.Mr. Kan pointed to the creation of UN Women – or the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – as a “test case for the promotion of effective and efficient activities” of the world body.Created by the Assembly on 2 July, UN Women, headed by former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, will oversee all of the world body’s programmes aimed at promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs.UN Women is the merger of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).The Japanese Prime Minister today underscored the key role played by the Security Council in helping the UN resolve global challenges, calling its reform “indispensable.”His country, he said, as the only country that has ever been devastated by atomic bombings and does not possess nuclear weapons, is “well-suited to play a role in the Security Council in the 21st century.”Mr. Kan underscored “Japan’s determined aspiration to take on further responsibilities for international peace and security as a permanent member” of the Council.In his address, he also urged stepped-up will and action in the arena of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, pointing to recent strides, including Ban Ki-moon’s visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, making him the first Secretary-General to take part in the event.“Japan bears a responsibility to all humankind to hand down to future generations an awareness of the catastrophic nature of nuclear weapons,” the Prime Minister said, adding that the country will coordinate with other countries to promote education on disarmament and non-proliferation.On the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), he said that the country’s nuclear and missile development programmes are a threat to the entire world, calling on it to take measures in line with relevant Council resolutions and the Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks, involving China, DPRK, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States.Under that September 2005 agreement, the DPRK committed itself to abandon nuclear weapons and rejoin the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Japan continues to endeavour to normalize relations with the DPRK, and towards that end, “it is absolutely indispensable to resolve the abduction issue,” Mr. Kan stressed, referring to the abduction of Japanese citizens in the late 1970s and early 1980s.“If the DPRK takes constructive and sincere steps such as implementing its agreement with Japan, Japan is ready to respond in kind,” he said.During the Japanese leader’s meeting with Mr. Ban today, the two men agreed on the need to continue efforts to revive the Six-Party Talks, as well as the close cooperation of the concerned parties.The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for Japan’s continued support in areas including climate change, Afghanistan, Haiti and Sri Lanka.They also discussed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), biodiversity, UN reform and Japan’s support for UN peacekeeping operations. 24 September 2010Underscoring the centrality of the United Nations in promoting peace and prosperity, Japan’s leader stressed today that the Security Council must be reformed to reflect the international community’s current realities. read more

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Bank of Montreal to grow US mergers and acquisition team with deal

TORONTO — Bank of Montreal says it expects to grow its U.S. mergers and acquisitions business through the purchase of a Minneapolis-based advisory firm, which will become part of BMO Capital Markets.The bank says it has a definitive agreement to acquire Green Holcomb Fisher, a boutique M&A advisory firm.BMO says the financial terms aren’t being made public. The deal requires regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the bank’s fiscal fourth quarter ending Oct. 31.Brookfield Asset Management raises $4 billion war chest for latest private-equity spinoffCanada’s banks still looking good as earnings season winds downCIBC, Scotia deepen relationship with Montreal fintech player Thinking CapitalBank of Montreal says Green Holcomb Fisher will complement its existing U.S. mergers and acquisitions practice and double the number of M&A transactions it handles in the United States.Besides its head office in Minneapolis, Green Holcomb Fisher has offices in Seattle and Atlanta. read more

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Delta Air Lines pilot charged with alcohol violation

MINNEAPOLIS — A Delta Air Lines pilot has been charged with operating an aircraft under the influence of alcohol.The criminal complaint against Gabriel Schroeder, of Rosemount, Minnesota, says tests determined the 37-year-old had a blood alcohol level between 0.04% and 0.08% when detectives arrested him on a plane at the Minneapolis airport, just as it started boarding for San Diego July 20. The limit set by the Federal Aviation Administration is 0.04%, which is half the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.Schroder was charged Friday. His first court date is Nov. 27. Court records don’t list an attorney who could comment for him.The complaint says Schroeder told detectives that he’d had one beer and three vodka drinks the night before. He also admitted discarding an unopened vodka bottle investigators found in an airport bathroom after he saw that security screening for crews had been stepped up.The Associated Press read more

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UConn And Notre Dame Could Renew The Best Rivalry In Womens Basketball

Maryland and South Carolina have really good women’s basketball teams — two of the four best in the country. But Connecticut and Notre Dame, their respective Final Four opponents on Sunday in Tampa, are a cut above. They’re ranked No. 1 and 2 in the country by the AP, the coaches and the tournament selection committee. They’re the favorites to reach Tuesday’s final in our March Madness predictions and in Vegas. They played each other in last year’s final. And, best of all, they have a rich history — one that isn’t as one-sided as UConn’s recent dominance suggests.Notre Dame has dealt UConn seven of its 18 losses since the start of 2007. In other words, 39 percent of the time UConn has lost in the last eight-plus years, it’s been against Notre Dame.If UConn and Notre Dame play each other in the final, it’d be their 21st meeting since the start of 2007 — the latest ESPN Stats & Info data available. They played 12 regular-season games (11 back when both were in the Big East), plus three Big East conference finals and one semifinal. They’ve also met four times in the last eight Final Fours, with two wins apiece. A Tuesday meeting would be the rubber match.Maryland and South Carolina have been good, but they simply haven’t been as dominant. UConn has won 94.6 percent of its games since the start of 2007, by far the best in the sport. Notre Dame ranks fifth, at 84.1 percent. (Stanford, Green Bay and Baylor are second, third and fourth.) Maryland is 11th, at 80.6 percent. And South Carolina is 53rd, at 64.3 percent. But South Carolina’s and Maryland’s relative inconsistency, coupled with UConn’s and Notre Dame’s late, lamented conference rivalry, means they have a much thinner record against the rest of the Final Four.So let’s look more closely at the UConn-Notre Dame rivalry. UConn has won 13 of their last 20 matchups, or 65 percent. That’s as close as UConn gets these days to a balanced rivalry — it’s the lowest winning percentage UConn has against any team it has played more than five times since the start of 2007. Every team but one that has played UConn at least once in that time has a losing record against the Huskies. (The one exception is longtime rival Tennessee, which won their only recent meeting.) More than 90 percent of UConn opponents haven’t beaten the Huskies even once, including four teams that have played them at least 10 times.Also notable, for a team that has regularly all but clinched its games by halftime, UConn has beaten Notre Dame by an average of less than eight points per game in their 20 meetings. That’s the closest average margin for any UConn opponent that has played the Huskies more than five times since 2007.UConn, meanwhile, is responsible for a big chunk of Notre Dame’s losses since the start of 2007: 13 of 49, or 27 percent. UConn is the only team Notre Dame has played in more than six games in that period that has a winning record against the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame’s recent wins against UConn all came in an astonishingly short spell: The Fighting Irish won seven of eight meetings over a stretch that started with Notre Dame’s upset of UConn in the 2011 Final Four. Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd, a junior and the team’s leading scorer, is the only current player who was a major contributor for the Fighting Irish when they last beat UConn.It’s not the most heated or longstanding rivalry. Before the teams played in December — in a game UConn won by 18 points — espnW’s Graham Hays pointed out that it doesn’t have the rich character and tension of UConn-Tennessee. Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, asked before the game about her relationship with Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, made it sound like the two were friendly acquaintances in the corporate world. “Geno and I are terrific,” McGraw said. “We saw each other this summer. We’ve got no issues, no problems. Just business as usual for both of us.”If it’s business as usual for both teams on Sunday, we’ll see them renew their acquaintance in the final on Tuesday in Tampa, in the latest edition of the closest thing to a rivalry that Auriemma’s dominant UConn team has these days. read more

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Hoping to watch this afternoons Freedom of Information debate Well the Oireachtas

first_imgIT’S A BUSY day in Oireachtas: Enda Kenny will be taking TDs’ questions at 3.15pm, a Fianna Fáil bill on access to credit will be discussed and there’s the issue of the controversial Freedom of Information Bill, which reaches committee stage this afternoon.However, how much of what the average citizen will be able to watch and hear remains to be seen; the Oireachtas website is currently suffering from a range of “technical issues”.On some browsers, this means its not possible to view the site at all, while on others users are reporting problems visiting certain sections.An Oireachtas spokesperson said the issue was due to a full server, and that staff were currently working through the problem.“It’s something we’re hoping to have fixed as soon as possible,” the spokesperson said.“Certain sections are coming back to life as they work through the problem.”He said the Oireachtas Communications Department had been fielding a “large number” of calls on the issue, mostly from people asking about today’s schedule for the Dáil, Seanad and committees.Read: Freedom, credit and everything else happening in Leinster House todayRead: Department’s FOI amendments ‘run entirely contrary to spirit’ of billlast_img read more

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Google receives massive UI overhaul

first_imgIf it wasn’t clear before this week, it should now be apparent that the battle between Google and Facebook is about the future of the web as we know it. Both of these companies are vying for the attention span of users across the globe. Facebook and Google both want one thing above all else, and that is for you to be using their services all day, every day. The more you are tied into their tools, the more data they can collect, and the more ads they can deliver. At the end of the day, that means being able to provide users with the best social experience. While Google+ is certainly making headway, this is still and are in which Facebook is king. However, in an attempt to shift the scales once more, Google has released a massive user interface update to Google+, which is rolling out to users worldwide right now.Google’s push into the social space has been fairly successful so far. By integrating Google+ into all of their existing products, the search giant was able to announce today that there are over 170 million accounts on G+. (There’s no accurate metrics as to how many of those users are active.) Unlike Facebook, Google+ relies on a user’s ability to find other people with common interests and socialize with them. Facebook, on the other hand, relies on the information you provide them to find other users with which you share a past connection, typically through school or work.Typically, huge user interface overhauls are met with mixed emotions. Users who don’t like change versus users who embrace anything new muddy the general opinion of major changes, but like it or not change has come to Google+. And it’s a different tact for Google+, which has been continually evolving from day one, improving the experience with new or modified features nearly every week.Google has taken their social network and stretched it out a bit, moving a few things around to create a more streamlined look and feel. The chat tool has been moved to the far right, allowing the list of active instant messenger users go all the way down this side of the page. This is a huge improvement for anyone who has more that fifteen users on their list, which was a previous limitation of the chat implementation.The information in your stream still occupies the majority of the interface, only now every post has been placed in its own little container. Each post feels much cleaner, right down to the compact view of the comments for each post. A single comment is shown, unless you expand the comment field to see more of them. Above your stream are tabs for quick access to posts that are only in specific circles, allowing you to break up your stream and quickly access the information being displayed inside those circles. Finally, the navigation panel on the left hand side is adjustable based on your preference.If you play a lot of Google+ games, or if you prefer Hangouts and Photos at the top of your navigation bar, it is quick and easy to change it to suit your experience.Personal profiles received a big style update as well. Aside from your avatar photo, there’s not a space for a Timeline-esque top photo. Users who stumble upon your profile will have a separate navigation for your posts, profile, and photos as usual, but will now also have access to things you have +1’d. The profile view now also includes information such as how many people are in that users circles, and how many users have circled them back. At the top of the profile view there is a small email icon, which ties into the already existing email feature to Google+ that hides the users email address but still allows you to contact them. All of the information in the profile view is tucked neatly inside the same box that contains your stream information on you homepage, keeping this navigational box Google has built around your content intact.Finally, there is a dedicated page for discovering Hangouts that are already in progress. The Hangouts tab in the navigation panel will let you see public Hangouts that are currently active, as well as users who are in private hangouts but have opened the hangout to a circle that you are in. This is by far the loudest complaint heard by users who are interested in trying Hangouts, but aren’t necessarily comfortable starting one of their own. Being able to see active Hangouts means that the users can hop in as they please and enjoy the social experience, without having to catch the invitation to the Hangout in their stream. More people using Hangouts means more people using Google+, so everyone wins.Google has performed a serious operation, by changing nearly every facet of the user interface. While it is obvious that this update has been in the works for some time, the delivery of this update only a day after Facebook announced the acquisition of Instagram can’t be a coincidence. Unfortunately, user interface improvements are really great for keeping your existing users, but Google needs to now focus on gaining new users. I can’t remember ever seeing a commercial for Facebook on television, but I typically see one for Google+ every couple of days. As social networks go, Google+ is my favorite for extended conversations with people, and the Hangouts system has proven time and again to be an invaluable resource.last_img read more

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Will a price cut and 80000 from Bloomberg save the Ubuntu Edge

first_imgGood news, Ubuntu Edge supporters! The Indiegogo campaign finally chalked up its first $80,000 Enterprise 100 bundle. The bad news: there’s little hope that the remaining $20 million+ can be raised in the final two weeks fundraiser.That the seal is finally broken is undoubtedly good news — and it’s even better when you consider that it was international news outlet Bloomberg LP that made the pledge. Having a high profile partner on board is always a good thing, but is it enough to spark a full-blown rally?Even if Canonical manages to fill the remaining 49 Enterprise slots, it’s still got an additional $16 million to make up. It also has to be raised in less time than the first $8.5 million was raised. It’s a Herculean task, to be sure.Funding campaigns like the one for the Edge typically start out hot. Enthusiastic supporters tend to get on board early. It took just 12 hours for the Edge to rake in more than $3 million. One the flip side, it’s now been more than two weeks (or around 336 hours) … and the project has yet to break the $10 million barrier. There’s still time left, of course, and it’s possible that other corporate types will follow Bloomberg’s lead. As I mentioned before, however, that won’t be enough.Maybe a price cut will provide a boost. Canonical has chopped a couple hundred dollars off the Ubuntu Edge perk. It now sits at $695, just $95 more than the initial round of 5,000 phones were reserved for. Then again, that’s a lot of cash to part with for a phone that you won’t see until mid-2014 — and won’t ever see if the funding goal isn’t met.Both Canonical and founder Mark Shuttleworth have said they won’t swoop in at the final hour to save the campaign, either. The corporate stance is “If we don’t reach our target there won’t be an Ubuntu Edge.”At this point, that’s what’s going to happen. Open Analytics shared its projections with The Guardian, and they peg the final tally at somewhere between $18 and $22 million — still well short of the goal. Even with a massive spike in donations come crunch time, the Ubuntu Edge looks like it has a snowball’s chance of becoming reality.last_img read more

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Meet Hyperloop what could be the future of domestic travel

first_img Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Flipboard Hyperloop, the rapid transit system teased by billionaire investor Elon Musk is going to be unveiled today at 4:30pm. The high speed transportation system has been the topic of speculation for weeks, after Musk tweeted about its pending announcement, talked about it during a Tesla earnings call, and highlighted one engineer’s particularly accurate guess about its design.Musk started off the rampant speculation by saying that Hyperloop would be a “cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table.” This led to people creating diagrams and drawing comparisons to both the ET3 transportation project and the Rand Corporation’s 1972 plan for the Very High Speed Transit System (VHSTS) across the United States.A common theme among these projects is that none have been brought to fruition, and though Musk has publically stated that he won’t be the person that builds Hyperloop, today he will reveal the idea and, presumably, make it available to an organization that will (after proper vetting by internet pundits and armchair engineers that is). While the plan seems inherently far-fetched, it’s coming from a man who founded a private space company so, to this point, calls of this being well-publicized vaporware have been minimal.The big reveal is at 430pm, likely on Musk’s Twitter feed. Stay tuned. It’s past 430pm and Mr. Musk has not updated his feed, but Businessweek seems to have been given the exclusive. It’s being reported that there is a wider conference call at 5pm where more information will be revealed. The BW story noted that Musk published a blog post, but it is not available yet.Update: Here is Musk’s blog post. It lays out everything the Businessweek stories explained and included an extremely details PDF which will answer all your questions about the project.Musk released a PDF packed with data, diagrams, and artist renderings. First off, Musk noted that Hyperloop, in theory, could transport cars as well as people. A car would “just drive on” the same way a person would enter a transportation pod. This would be a challenge, of course, and not just for obvious reasons. Musk also confirmed that Hyperloop would have to be elevated in order to keep the path from station to station as direct as possible but also to avoid right-of-way issues with property owners. For those concerned with safety, it’s said that the Hyperloop design would incorporate an emergency brake which would be able to stop a pod in a matter of about five miles, keeping it apart from other pods, regardless of their 700+ mph speeds.Using the popular example of San Francisco to Los Angeles, the total cost would be in the realm of $6B to $10B, with the upper figure being projected if the system could transport automobiles and the lower for just people pods. This is something like one tenth the cost of the proposed California high speed rail system, which would theoretically take about the same amount of time to build.What a pod could look like.And finally, what we all wanted to really know, how does it work? Basically, early guesses weren’t too far off: Hyperloop travels in a low-pressure tube (not a vacuum), in order to reduce drag and increase maximum speeds without consuming huge amounts of power. The pod inside is standing on top of skis, made of an alloy known as inconel, through which air is pumped, just like the reverse of that air hockey table Musk mentioned. Forward movement would be provided by the coolest part of all, an electric turbo compressor which sucks in air from the front and pumps it out of the skis while a electromagnetic pulse system pushes the whole apparatus forward.Comparisons will be made to roller coasters — Space Mountain in particular, thanks to an unfortunate quote in the article — but this does still seem like an interesting possibility and something that wouldn’t be impossible to pull off. That’s not to say it’s any more possible than a $60 or $70B high speed rail system, but the use of technology here — particular in keeping the tube system relatively inexpensive — does have potential.If you want more information, here’s the full 57-page PDF. Elon MuskEt3hyperloopSpaceXtravellast_img read more

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Enough cyanide to wipe out Roscommon lay in farmers shed for 45

first_img Short URL Tuesday 22 Nov 2016, 9:14 PM A FARMER WHO kept 4 kilograms of cyanide in his shed for 45 years was ‘delighted’ to hand over the stash of killer chemicals.The man had initially purchased the poison to kill rabbits on his farm and had forgotten about it over time.But after discovering it, the man brought it down to a local hazardous waste collection drive in Roscommon where it was disposed of.Experts said it had the potential to kill 65,000 people.Environmental officer with Roscommon council Suzanne Dempsey told Shannonside radio: “We were delighted it was taken off the farm and so was he. He had it  there for 45 years in his shed, would you believe it?“He had originally bought it for killing rabbits on his farm but it’s a huge quantity. They are very toxic chemicals. Enough cyanide ‘to wipe out Roscommon’ lay in farmer’s shed for 45 years The farmer brought the killer chemicals down to a hazardous waste collection drive over the weekend. By Garreth MacNamee Image: Wikimedia http://jrnl.ie/3096718 Share1155 Tweet Email3 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are carrying out nationwide events where farmers can get rid of potentially hazardous waste for free.You can find out more information here.Read: Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy >Read: Waterford man knocked down and killed in Antrim collision > Nov 22nd 2016, 9:14 PM 48 Comments The toxic expert on the day said the amount was enough to wipe out most of the county.Environment Minister Denis Naughten had urged farmers to bring down any potentially dangerous chemicals which would have been disposed of correctly.However, he wasn’t expecting the 4kg of cyanide to turn up. Image: Wikimedia Don’t forget hazardous waste collection in Roscommon today- Even one deposit of 4kg of cyanide @TeagascEnviron @EPAIreland @roscommoncoco pic.twitter.com/2XbIeqOhUE— Denis Naughten (@DenisNaughten) November 19, 2016 Source: Denis Naughten/Twitter 43,220 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Report Julen Lopetegui not in contention for Mexico job

first_imgJulen Lopetegui is not a current option for the managerial vacancy at the Mexican national teamThe 52-year old coach is out of work following Monday’s dismissal from his post at Real Madrid after a poor start to the season.Reports in the Spanish press indicated that Lopetegui was being lined up for moves to Russian side Spartak Moscow and Mexico.But ESPN announced that the latter is definitely no option for Lopetegui at this stage after consulting the Mexican football federation (FMF).Furthermore, no contact has been made with Lopetegui whatsoever.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…El Tri have been managerless following Juan Carlos Osorio’s departure at the end of the World Cup.Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti has since been in charge of the national side on an interim basis, until a permanent successor is found.Outgoing Atlanta United manager Gerardo “El Tata” Martino is the favourite to succeed Osorio in the dugout.Despite his ill-fated tenure at Real though, Lopetegui had a successful stint at international level with Spain.He was undefeated in all of his 20 games in charge, which 14 of them were won, before June’s shocking dismissal just days before the World Cup following his appointment as Real manager.last_img read more

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Poway Hotline created to help keep students safe

first_img Posted: May 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPoway Mayor Steve Vaus spoke to Lauren Phinney and Carlos Amezcua about the Poway Hotline, a 24/7 hotline that people can call to report anonymous tips or potential threats to local schools.Any messages left with the hotline are sent to various police and sheriff’s stations for follow up and investigation.Hotline Number: 844-787-3847 Lauren Phinney, Carlos Amezcua Poway Hotline created to help keep students safe Lauren Phinney, Carlos Amezcua, last_img read more

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