The Canon 5D Mark IV: The End of An Era

first_imgThe 5D was always for photographers. The Canon 5D Mark IV makes it official.All images and videos via Canon It’s finally here. The Canon 5D Mark IV has officially been announced and is available for pre-order. Photographers will be pretty happy, and videographers will continue to wonder what camera to get next.With an MSRP of $3499, the camera will still be a great option for photographers. The stills are great, and the upgrades from the Mark III are plentiful. Seeing that this is a community and blog focused on videographers, let’s talk about the video capabilities.We were pretty excited about the long overdue update, as detailed in the several camera rumor posts written this year. Yet with every new rumor, our interest waned. Now that the Canon 5D Mark IV is here, I know I’m personally full of disappointment. This camera’s video capabilities are the epitome of — MEH. Remember back in school when you really wanted that awesome new toy, and you annoyed your parents until they caved? Then when you got it, you played with it for a whopping two minutes before it broke or bored you? That is the Canon 5D Mark IV for me. Videographers clamored for 4K footage for years from a Canon DSLR, the 5D Mark IV delivers by shooting 4K video up to 30fps.This is credited as “the first full-frame Canon DSLR to shoot high-quality slow motion” if you need 120fps in 720p. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a slow-motion video camera. In fact, the Canon 5D Mark IV isn’t a video camera at all. It never was, and now we know it never will be. This DSLR was always built for photographers, and Canon just happened to luck into the video industry. If you want a Canon video camera, that’s why the Cinema EOS series exists.Canon released a whole series of videos for the launch of the 5D Mark IV. The video that got all the attention (and probably budget) promotes the camera’s photography specs and new internal updates. Take a look here.As far as videos promoting the video capabilities, the videos are lackluster at best. In fact, I can’t believe that most of these are officially released videos. Here is a short 3:20 clip (even though it feels much longer) showing off the 5D Mark IV at the beach.We know the photos will look great, so timelapse videos should look stellar. Why they released a demo timelapse video of a person building a wooden ship in a controlled studio environment that is in need of more light, I have no idea.I guess for those wanting to use the 5D Mark IV’s wifi capabilities with their phones to instantly post to social media, Canon released this vertical demo of slow-motion footage. It’s a very odd approach, as the footage doesn’t look much better had it been shot on the phone itself.These have to be the most bizarre product release videos I’ve ever seen from a major manufacturer. The only decent promo for the cameras video specs came from Bruce Dorn, who demonstrates shooting 4K and pulling stills from 4K footage.In the end, this camera will still make a ton of money, but I’m fairly certain that this iteration of the 5D will officially make videographers jump ship to the likes of Sony a Series or Panasonic Lumix G series.If you had any doubt on the camera’s intended audience, this should clear things up. This image is on the Canon Australia homepage. Actual Australian Ad via CanonFor photographers interested in specs, and videographers looking for something to complain about, here are all the camera details.Specs:Canon EF Mount30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS SensorDIGIC 6+ Image Processor3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD MonitorDCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab1080p up to 60fps720p up to 120fps61-Point High Density Reticular AFNative ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select ButtonDual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card SlotsBuilt-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFCWhat are your thoughts on the Canon 5D Mark IV? Share your opinions in the comment section below.last_img read more

‘Glitches are a part of big events’

first_imgArrival of athletes from competing countries may have been disrupted amid concerns about security and organisational problems, but Indian triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary feels glitches are a part and parcel of multi- discipline events like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Olympics. Having represented India at the 2006 Asian Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Maheshwary believes no major sporting event can be 100 per cent organised and according to plan.”I do agree that we shouldn’t have waited till the eleventh hour to complete the preparations, but minor hiccups are synonymous with mega sporting events.Although media reported the dilemma among competing countries regarding the safety and preparedness of our country, I was always confident that the Games would take place,” he told Mail Today .”The whole process of preparing the city for the mega event might have been slow, but trust me, the facilities are of international standards and the Games will be completed successfully.”Maheshwary said the athletes in the national camp in Patiala are focussed on the target. “We were never under the delusion that the Games would be cancelled. So we sweated it out at the camp.Being a part of the host country, we have to ensure that we put up a commendable performance. As a result, we concentrated on making use of the training facilities at Patiala rather than losing focus and concentrating on the turmoil in Delhi,” he said.”Also, the fact that we had a feel of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium – which is world- class to say the least – during the Asian All- Star Athletics Meet in July, further strengthened our belief that the Games would take place.” Many feel that the facilities at the National Institute of Sports ( NIS) are the best in the country.advertisementMaheshwary also feels that as sportspersons from different disciplines got to spend quality time together augurs well for India.”The authorities also ensured that we got to train according to our competition timings and never complained. For example, I have my event in the evening at the Games, so I used to train once in the morning and once at 7 pm in the evening. Although the tracks are generally closed at that time, they used to happily accommodate me,” he said.”But above everything else, the fact that we got to spend quality time with athletes from different disciplines like boxing, wrestling and women’s hockey team, among others, also proved to be fruitful. We got to know each other really well.” Maheshwary said interacting with the likes of boxer Vijender Kumar inspired him.”I personally interacted with Vijender and he shared his experience of competing at the various ‘A’ class competitions like the Beijing Olympics and World Championships last year.Just hearing those episodes was inspirational.” Maheshwary last represented India in the VTB Bank Continental Cup in Split, Croatia, as part of preparations. Although he finished seventh, he isn’t disheartened.”My major intention behind participating in this event was to compete with the likes of Britain’s Phillips Idowu and not (necessarily) to win the gold,” he stressed.”Although he is not participating in the Games, initially I had considered him to be my toughest competitor.But Idowu’s withdrawal doesn’t mean that it will be an easy walk in the park for me. I expect tough competition from the African and remaining British jumpers.” Maheshwary is aiming for the gold. “I hope to win nothing but the gold medal,” he said.Although people feel that the pullout of the foreign athletes has come as a dampener, he feels they have lost an opportunity to get a taste of the Indian culture.”Even though it is their personal decision to pull out, it won’t affect the credibility of the Games. Every mega event has a few stars pulling out if not for security reasons then due to injury. So this isn’t something new,” he felt.”I think they missed out on an opportunity to come and get a feel of our culture, warmth and hospitality.”last_img read more

Olympiakos’ Fortounis Gets Ban for Obscene Celebration

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Olympiakos midfielder Kostas Fortounis has been handed a one-match ban in the Greek league as punishment for an obscene goal celebration during a game this month.Fortounis will miss this weekend’s match against OFI on the island of Crete after the penalty was announced Wednesday.The 26-year-old Greece international mouthed obscenities toward opposing fans after scoring against AEK Athens on Oct. 7 during a 1-1 draw. He later apologized for the incident.PAOK currently leads the Greek league standings with 16 points from six matches, level with Atromitos. AEK and Olympiakos follow with 13 points.Olympiakos’ Kostas Fortounis, left, celebrates after scoring against AEK Athens during their Greek Super League soccer match at Olympic stadium in Athens, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

MS Dhoni jokes about Imran Tahir’s wild celebrations: It’s great fun to watch

first_imgWhenever the umpire raises his finger, giving the batsman out, Imran Tahir sprints to one end of the ground, with his arms spread wide open, sometimes thumping his chest and his visage breaking into a lion’s roar, looking unstoppable. That’s Imran Tahir’s unique celebration for you, high on emotion and passion.The South African leg-spinner is 40 years old, but each time as he steps onto the field, he brings with him a sort of energy and an assurance of winning matches for his side with his pace variations.Dearly nicknamed “Parasakthi Express” by Chennai Super Kings fans, Tahir doesn’t give send offs to opposition batsmen but sprints towards the boundary line in the direction of the home crowd and thumps his chest, in what can be termed one of the best wicket celebrations in world cricket.On Wednesday, Tahir got to celebrate in his trade-mark style quite a few times as he ripped through the Delhi Capitals batting lineup, taking a 4-wicket-haul, to help Chennai Super Kings register a mammoth 80-run victory over at Chepauk.The @ChennaiIPL win by 80 runs and are now the table toppers in the #VIVOIPL Points Table pic.twitter.com/LBXa118JlKIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2019During the presentation ceremony, CSK captain MS Dhoni had a funny take on Tahir’s celebrations.”It’s great fun to watch Tahir celebrate. But we have made it very clear that me and Watson we are never coming to him once he gets a wicket, because more often he runs to the other side,” MS Dhoni told Harsha Bhogle during the match presentation ceremony.advertisement”For me and Watson it’s a bit difficult when you are not 100% fit. Why to go over there and congratulate. The good thing is he finishes his lap and comes back to the same place. So that’s the time we say, ‘yeah, very well done..well bowled’ and we go back to our fielding positions,” Dhoni said jokingly.When Imran Tahir celebrates his wicket, Watson and I wait for him to return to his position and then congratulate – MS Dhoni pic.twitter.com/whVQ3lOBfAIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2019Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season with 21 wickets from 13 matches. He is also second the list of highest wicket takers this season behind only Delhi pacer Kagiso Rabada (25), who missed Wednesday night’s game due to injury.During Chennai’s last home game, Tahir dismissed Rishabh Pant (5), Axar Patel (9), Sherfane Rutherford (2) and Amit Mishra (8) as Delhi Capitals got bowled out for 99 in 16.2 overs, while chasing 180.Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have already qualified for the playoffs with Dhoni’s team seated on the top of the IPL table with 18 points.Also Read | MS Dhoni pays tribute to CSK fans: Thala is a big nickname they have given meAlso Read | CSK star Imran Tahir sheds light on trademark running celebrationAlso Read | Learning a lot from MS Dhoni, happy to be part of CSK, says Imran TahirAlso Read | Watch: Imran Tahir son emulates father’s trademark celebration stylelast_img read more

A few more thoughts on the Iowa State game

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSII posted my 10 thoughts Saturday after the game but I had a few that were lingering. Here they are.1. Here’s how expectations frame the way we think.Last year OSU scored 31 against Iowa State at home and you would have thought JW Walsh was going to win the Heisman the way people were talking about him. This year OSU scored 28 in the first 16 minutes of the game and then it was “cut Chelf” the rest of the way.Chelf wasn’t good, I get that, but the difference between the two scenarios is that because OSU scored 28 early, you expected it to put up 90. In the game last year OSU was down 10-7 after the first and rolled to a 31-10 win. It felt better at the end because the offense started poorly. That’s an interesting aspect of fandom to me.2. Those helmets, my goodness. That was easily the best uniform OSU has worn this season and probably a top three all-time look since it went to the new threads. It basically combined two of my three favorite helmets since 1960.The only complaint I have, and this is the definition of picking nits, is that the stripe down the middle could have been a few inches wider either way. Other than that (even with that) they were pretty perfect.3. My man, Nolo, was on fire yesterday:This was all-time and got zero love. “Great play?” The correct call would have been “Great EXECUTION by the senior from Huntsville.” Sign me up.— Nolan (@nolancox) October 26, 2013So was this, though much less subtle.I bet some guy who’s been chanting “Block that kick!” on extra points for the last 20 years just lost his freaking mind.— Nolan (@nolancox) October 26, 20134. I appreciated Fox talking it easy on us with the 2011 highlights. It didn’t have a great start and OKC Dave had a pretty hilarious suggestion for them the rest of the way:https://twitter.com/okc_dave/status/394133491299803137They tempered it though (thank God) and, to my knowledge, we never even saw Paul Rhoads’ postgame speech (probably because his in-game speech for this game was so much more entertaining).(This is NSFW, by the way).Don’t let your kids listen to Paul Rhoads. https://t.co/QeAXr9Mgb9— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 26, 20135. It felt like OSU got a ton of first-half calls that helped it jump out. The questionable pass interference on Jhajuan Seales on the first drive, the defensive holding on the third TD, and the pass interference against Brandon Sheperd that even raised an Ed Hightower eyebrow.I’m not saying it wouldn’t have won without those but they sure do change the complexion of a game in a hurry.6. Is Chelf the best fake-handoff-er ever? Or does Fox just hire horrendous camera guys? I’ll admit he had one last week at TCU that fooled me and everyone within a JW Walsh pass of where I was sitting (to be fair, not a large radius, but still).7. Sometimes it feels like the relationship of the performance between OSU’s offense and defense is directly related. What I mean by that is that OSU’s defense faced around the same number of possessions against TCU and Iowa State and held TCU to far fewer points because…it had to?Now maybe this is a function of Iowa State’s offense just being that much better than TCU’s (“better” is, clearly, a relative term) but don’t you think if OSU had scored, like, 30 today that Iowa State wouldn’t have crossed the 20-point mark? I just think psychologically you have to think “Oh, offense is cranking today, we can chill a little bit.” Maybe not though.There has to be a Malcolm Gladwell book in here somewhere.More to come later today.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

Former Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson calls time on career

first_imgFormer Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson calls time on careerSally Pearson had won Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold at the 2012 London Games and the world title in 2011 and 2017advertisement Next Reuters SydneyAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 09:31 IST Sally Pearson had dominated the 100 metres hurdles in the year running up to the 2012 London Olympics (AP Photo)World and former Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson, Australia’s most successful track athlete of her generation, gave up on her bid for a swansong at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and retired on Tuesday.The Queenslander, who won Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold at the 2012 London Games and the world title in 2011 and 2017, succumbed to the series of injuries that have blighted her career in recent years.”I have prided myself on always being on the start line ready to win. I no longer believe I can achieve this,” the 32-year-old said in a news release.”It is therefore with much regret that I have come to the conclusion that it is time to retire from this phase of my life and move on to the next.”Pearson grew up on the Gold Coast and was initially an international prospect in both the hurdles and the flat 100 metres sprint.She got big her breakthrough with the hurdles silver medal at the 2008 Olympics and was named IAAF female athlete of the year after securing her first world title at Daegu in 2011.She dominated the 100 metres hurdles in the year running up to the London Olympics and swept to victory in 12.37 seconds, a Games record, to firmly establish herself among the world’s elite.One of a trio of American challengers to her supremacy, Brianna Rollins, kept her to a silver at the 2013 worlds and a horrific injury sustained at the Rome Diamond League meeting in 2015 prevented her from competing to get it back.After the fall in Rome, Pearson feared she might have to have her lower arm amputated with doctor’s describing the injury as a “bone explosion” in her wrist.advertisementShe battled back from that injury but was bedevilled by calf and Achilles problems and ultimately prevented from defending her Olympic title in Rio by a torn hamstring.In a testimony to her mental toughness, she was back on the big stage at the 2017 world championships in London, where she reclaimed the title in 12.59 seconds.More injuries followed, though, with an Achilles issue cruelly robbing her of the chance to race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in her home city.Another hamstring injury put in doubt her world title defence in Doha later this year and on Tuesday she finally gave up on her dream of running at the Tokyo Olympics next year.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sally Pearsonlast_img read more

Junior hockey team in Kimberley BC scores multimillion dollar donation

first_imgCALGARY – Mike Gould’s love of family and hockey was behind the Alberta man’s decision to make a multimillion-dollar donation to a hockey club in southeastern B.C.Giving $7.5 million to the Junior B Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will help the team in a number of ways, Gould said in an interview Monday.“They’re going to get a new bus, I do know that for a fact,” Gould said from Calgary. “It is going to help out with some ice time, too.”Gould, 38, also wants the cash to benefit the region’s fledgling triple-A team, as well as Kimberley’s local minor hockey association.He has two sons playing hockey in Kimberley, but both are too young to play for the Dynamiters.The gift was formally announced at the Dynamiters’ home game on Oct. 13.Gould was born in Kimberley and played hockey there growing up. He said his mother, who died in December, would have been proud of him as he waved to a crowd of 700 when the donation was announced.“It was a little emotional, not having mom there. She would be down on the ice going ‘That’s my boy.’ “Gould said he won a 2008 jackpot in a EuroMillions lottery. He declined to say how much he won but investing the windfall is now his full-time job.“Basically, I just sit back and invest the money now,” Gould said.He said he loves the National Hockey League but realized many years ago that playing in the big leagues wasn’t going to happen so he’d have to stay involved at the local level.While many wealthy people have their money tied up in corporations, Gould said he has more freedom to do what he wants to do with his cash.“So basically, why not challenge the other people to actually step up a little bit and help out their communities with extra hockey rinks and extra sports.”He said it’s exciting to imagine that a local child might become a professional hockey player because they had a chance to play as a result of his donation.Dynamiters president James Leroux says he thinks channelling some funds to the Kimberley Minor Hockey Association could boost registration and increase the amount of local talent available to the junior B team.Curtis McLaren, president of Kimberley Minor Hockey, said the association had heard about the gift but had not yet received any money or been officially informed of the donation.— By Beth Leighton in Vancouver, with files from CHBZlast_img read more

Agreement signed to address escalation of violence racial tensions in Thunder Bay

first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsThe Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) along with the Fort William First Nation has signed a statement of commitment with the City of Thunder Bay to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples in a city that seems to be in crisis.Signed on Fort William First Nation Tuesday, the agreement recognizes that the escalation of violent incidents in the city has created a “crisis for the leadership and citizens of Fort William and NAN,” according to a statement released by the three parties.In the agreement, the parties expresses concern for the safety and well-being of Indigenous people who live in and visit the city, especially youth who must relocate from their home communities in order to pursue their education at post-secondary school, college and university.Each party also recognizes the “urgent need to improve relations” among the Indigenous population and non-Indigenous population.Read a copy of the document here: Statement of CommitmentThe agreement follows months of turmoil in Thunder Bay.Thunder Bay’s Acting Mayor Joe Virdiramo signed the document on behalf of the city of Thunder Bay because Mayor Keith Hobbs has stepped aside after being charged with extortion.Two Anishinaabe youth were found dead in the city’s waterways this past May and Ontario’s Chief Coroner asked York Regional Police to investigate the deaths after First Nation leaders called for the RCMP to take over the cases because they had no confidence in the abilities of the Thunder Bay police.The city has also developed a reputation for rampant racism. It has the highest rate of police reported hate incidents against Indigenous peoples in the country.Barbara Kentner, an Anishinaabe woman, died last month from injuries the family believes were inflicted during a targeted assault in January. Kentner was hit with a trailer hitch thrown from a car with four occupants.Only one of the occupants, Brayden Bushby, 18, was charged with aggravated assault. According to Thunder Bay police, investigators are still waiting for a report from Ontario’s coroner before deciding whether to upgrade charges against Bushby.Along with Hobbs, JP Levesque, the city’s chief of police, is also facing criminal charges while the Police Service and its Board are both being investigated by Ontario’s police watchdog.Senator Murray Sinclair was recently appointed as an investigator and tasked to look into the administration of the Thunder Bay police board.The agreement signed on Tuesday recognizes “systemic racism exists in Thunder Bay and must be dismantled.”According to the statement released by the three parties, the commitment calls on the signatories to work collaboratively to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations students while in the City of Thunder Bay and to work to address issues affecting the health, safety and security of all residents, regardless of ethnicity, in a respectful and appropriate manner.An anti-racism campaign will be developed to eliminate racism against Indigenous people in Thunder Bay by challenging racist, hateful, ignorant discourse directed toward Indigenous people and address systemic racism in organizations and institutions, according to the statement.A “student safety plan” will also be developed.Contact Dennis here: dward@aptn.calast_img read more

Bob Zimmer MP comments on the United We Roll Convoy

first_imgZimmer says,” A whole bunch of people from Western Canada that want to get our resources to market”“My comments were that we should be thanking all the oil and gas folks for keeping us warm in the winter, the fuel that flies our planes back and forth from Ottawa comes from the Kinder Morgan Pipeline,” said Zimmer“Wanted to say, show your support to all these folks out here, great to see so many. They have the road completely blocked off with all the trucks. It is good to see. Great show of support, we need to keep the pressure for the Trudeau government that we will actually get our resources to market.” continued Zimmer“It’s pretty sad that we are a world leader in energy, at least we were until the policies over-regulation are doing their very best, Trudeau is doing his best to shut it down, thanks for coming out and all that came from FSJ, I recognized a few when I was speaking,” said Zimmer, “Keep up the good work” OTTAWA, ONT – The United We Roll Convoy has arrived at their final destination at Parliament Hill and Bob Zimmer was in attendance.The Convoy made up of workers and supporters of the oil and gas industry left from Red Deer, Alberta heading to Ottawa to express their concern for the industry.Bob Zimmer posted a video to his FB Page titled; ‘ Awesome show of support for our energy workers and industry with the truck convoy today! #UnitedWeRoll #UnitedWeRollConvoylast_img read more

Moroccan Ayoub Chaouak Achieves Best High School Grade in Italy

Rabat – Khouribga-born Ayoub Chaouak has obtained the best high school mark across Italy, meaning that Moroccans have achieved the highest baccalaureate results in the country for the second year running.Living in the northern Italian region of Bergamo, the 19-year old achieved the highest possible score of 100/100 in the 2017 nation wide exams for computer science.The Moroccan teenager intends to continue his studies in the field of computer science and in particular regarding the development of online security programs. Last year, a Moroccan student living in Turin achieved the best grade in the country. read more

IMO The HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on

first_imgTHE DOCTORS’ UNION representing junior doctors said it will meet tomorrow to consider a series of proposals negotiated between the union and the HSE on the working hours of NCHDs.The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) is demanding an end to shifts for NCHDs running in excess of 24 hours. They also want the HSE to bring in a plan aimed at achieving compliance with an EU directive on working hours.Strike suspensionFollowing negotiations between the two sides, the IMO agreed to a one week suspension of industrial action, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday.The IMO has said that the strike threat remains on the table.In a statement today, the IMO said it was now up to the NCHD Committee to consider the next steps in this dispute.A spokesman today said that the IMO would not have agreed to the Labour Relations Court request to suspend the day of action if the proposals that were negotiated were not significant.Next steps“Ultimately the NCHD Committee will decide on the next steps but we believe that the proposals we have negotiated are significant and go a considerable way to addressing our deep concerns on the working hours issue and on other important issues for our NCHD members,” said the spokesperson.The spokesman said he welcomed what he described as a “belated engagement” on the part of the HSE to acknowledge the problems of NCHD members and their own failures on this issue over many years.He added: Clearly the HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on this issue and therefore we have an obligation to give the negotiated proposals real and serious consideration.  The committee will do that tomorrow.Read: Doctors’ strike called off for a week as IMO considers deal>Read: Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks>last_img read more

Program provides automotive tech students with tools

first_imgIn the early days of her career, Evelyn Nagornyy has already faced obstacles on her path to fulfill her dream of working on the pit crew for a racing team.But thanks to a donation from Dick Hannah Dealerships, buying a tool kit will not be one of them.Nagornyy, a first-year student in Clark College’s automotive technology program, and other students enrolled in the school’s Dick Hannah Initiative for Technician Education at Clark College, received basic tool kits valued at $4,000. College President Bob Knight and Dick Hannah, founder and owner of Dick Hannah Dealerships, presented gleaming red tool kits to the students in a brief ceremony at the college’s automotive shop.“We’re really helping educate and train,” Knight said. “It’s going to better our community.”The program, which began earlier this year, pairs automotive technology students with the dealership to give them experience in the shop, as well as a beginning set of tools to help in their classes. In exchange, students must complete their degree program and serve an internship in a Dick Hannah shop for six months after graduating.Before they start taking classes and throughout their degree program, students also have paid internships at Hannah, giving them hands-on experience. Doing so “creates a bridge to industry,” said Jason Crone, and instructor and program coordinator for the automotive technology program.“Students get a foundation in the industry before they start taking classes,” Crone said.Gary Schuler, corporate director for Dick Hannah Dealerships, said the company benefits as well. Schuler worked with the college to launch the program, and said by investing in students, the company guarantees it has a trained workforce in the years to come.last_img read more

Spalletti wants to fulfil the clubs goals

first_imgInter Milan are currently placed fifth in the Serie A and Luciano Spalletti wants to create a pressure on Lazio and AS Roma by winning the upcoming game against Chievo.The experienced coach knows that his side are entering the most important part of the season and they have to win every single game to achieve their season goal – to qualify to the Champions League for the next season.The former AS Roma coach spoke about his side’s goals as he said, according to Gianluca Di Marzio:Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…”We have important objectives, but time is running out. We can no longer postpone things, we’re working well and on Wednesday we proved we’re in good health. We must give everything until the end of the season.”“We wanted to plate for a spot in the Champions League until the end, and here we are. Chievo knows how to handle difficulties and have experience, they know full well this time of year you must play a certain way to avoid relegation”last_img read more

Machados grand slam carries Padres over Harpers Phillies

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter June 4, 2019 Posted: June 4, 2019 ???? Man Diego, CA#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/QbqLXp1nT8— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 4, 2019“It felt great. I finally got a good swing and got a grand slam and got the W,” Machado said. “Beating a good pitcher like (Aaron) Nola, I mean, he was getting out of some key situations there that we left runners in scoring position that we should have drove in. … Overall a good W, a good inning for the ballclub so we really thrive off that.”Machado’s two-out slam off JD Hammer highlighted the seven-run sixth. After rookie Josh Naylor hit a two-run single to knock out Nola (6-1), Hammer came on and walked Greg Garcia to load the bases. He struck out Franmil Reyes before Machado drove the next pitch for his ninth career slam.Machado signed a $300 million, 10-year deal with the Padres on Feb. 21 and Harper signed a $330 million, 13-year deal with the Phillies on March 1.Machado said he didn’t get a chance to speak with Harper before the game.“I think he was getting ready and I was. It’s always good to find a new home. He found one and I found one myself. That’s the most excitement that we could get, knowing that we’re going to be here for a long period of time.”Reyes homered off Nola in the fifth, his 17th, and Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead double in the sixth.Nola allowed six runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked three.“I just didn’t have it tonight, really didn’t have anything,” Nola said. “Curveball was missing, changeup was missing, fastball was missing. ”San Diego’s Eric Lauer (5-4) held the Phillies to one run and two hits in six innings, struck out three and walked three.J.T. Realmuto homered off Brad Wieck in the seventh, his ninth. He also had an RBI single in the fourth.ODD PLAYMcCutchen drew a leadoff walk before Kinsler, the second baseman, let Jean Segura’s popup drop. Kinsler threw to first to get Segura, who slipped coming out of the box and didn’t run hard. McCutchen was caught in a rundown and was hurt as he spun and tried to elude the tag getting back to first. He had to be helped off the field.“I didn’t feel it pop or anything,” McCutchen said. “Something felt uncomfortable, something that made me grab my knee and go down. I’ve had an ACL injury before and I know what that feels like. This didn’t feel like that. It’s swollen a little but there’s still mobility, I can still move it and all that.“I didn’t know where Jean was,” he added. “I didn’t know that he wasn’t close. Had I known he was close I would have stayed on first and not even ran. It’s kind of like a golden retriever going after a stick, the ball drops, I’m going.”Kapler said the Phillies will bring up Adam Haseley on Tuesday and if McCutchen isn’t available for the Phillies, “it will sting.”UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (2-3, 4.10) is scheduled to start the middle game of the series Tuesday night.Padres: Rookie RHP Chris Paddack (4-3, 2.40) is looking to bounce back from a loss at the New York Yankees in which he allowed career-highs of six hits, four runs and three home runs. AP center_img SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado drove a high fly ball to right field and all Bryce Harper could do was turn, run to the wall and watch it sail over his head into the home run deck at Petco Park.Machado’s grand slam carried the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies in the first showdown this season between the superstars who changed teams during spring training.The Phillies lost center fielder Andrew McCutchen to a sprained left knee in the first inning. He’ll have an MRI TuesdayIt was Machado’s 10th homer this season and first since May 14 off Kenley Jansen in a 6-3 loss at the Los Angeles Dodgers. AP, Machado’s grand slam carries Padres over Harper’s Phillieslast_img read more

Invest In Kenai Public Meeting Tonight

first_imgOstrander and Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel gave a ‘State of Kenai’ address at a Kenai Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, March 6. During the luncheon they discussed the current local economic condition, progress on capital projects, and city finances. Ostrander: “It’s really going to be an open conversation with the community about what services are most important to them. But, one component we are going to have is live polling where we actually will be asking the people who show up what is most important to them.” The meeting is open to the public and will take place at 6pm, at the Kenai Senior Center. Mayor Gabriel expressed concern with the proposed state budget, but stresses optimism: “We’ve got some good news, we’ve got some investment that’s happening within the city. We’ve got challenges there is not doubt about it, and when the Dunleavy administration unveiled his budget there were some gasps with the level of reductions, so we will see where that ends up in the legislature.”center_img In years past the City of Kenai has been able to depend on capital credits to fund city capital projects. Between 2011 and 2015 the city received upward of $4 to $6.5 million dollars. In recent years from 2016 to 2018 capital grants from the state have been at zero. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As the City of Kenai begins their 2020 budget planning, Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander explained that the City of Kenai will be hosting a community meeting, Invest in Kenai, on Tuesday, to talk with community members about the upcoming budget process, city services, and projects.last_img read more

No leaks in Bhagiratha pipelines Officials

first_imgYalal: Responding to the news in the media about the leakage of pipeline of Mission Bhagiratha at Juntupalli, the officials clarified that it was not a leakage but the overflow of water. The DE of Mission Bhagiratha Vijayakumar said it was not the leakage. “After completion of leakage work near Balma Naik thanda, water was released to Tandur BPT. At the time, water level increased in the CWR and pressure developed in the pipeline due to slope towards Thimmaipally BPT,” he clarified. The overflow was controlled within few minutes, he said.last_img read more

Mahesh Babu back with Trivikram Srinivas This is what fans say about

first_imgMahesh Babu with director Trivikram SrinivasTwitterSuperstar Mahesh Babu says that he is back with his favourite director Trivikram Srinivas and he always loves working with him. His fans are thrilled and requested him to announce a movie with him.Mahesh Babu has almost wrapped the production of his 25th landmark film Maharshi, which is scheduled for release in the theatres on May 9. He had announced to do his 26th movie with director Sukumar of 1: Nenokkadine fame. But he walked out of this film in a bid to work with young filmmaker Anil Ravipudi.When he was expected to start shooting for Anil Ravipudi’s upcoming project, Mahesh Babu surprised everyone with a new announcement. The superstar took to his Twitter account on Wednesday night to share his photo with director Trivikram Srinivas. He caption it with, “‏Back with my favourite Love the experience…always “Mahesh Babu first teamed with Trivikram Srinivas in Athadu in 2005. The movie was not only a big hit at the box office, but also fetched Filmfare Award for Best Director, Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer and Vamsee International Award for Best Director for Trivikram. The two joined hands again after 5 years, but their second combo film Khaleja (2010) failed to live upto the expectations.It has been almost 10 years that they have not joined hands for another. A few of Mahesh fans feel that he should not join hands with Trivikram Srinivas, as his recent track record is not good. But maximum number of fans say that it is time for this combo comeback together. Here are some fans’ replies to the superstar.HARI KIRAN‏ @meharikiran Yahoooooo……! My favorite director and my favorite hero together! Beautiful combo! Waiting for the movie and expecting another evergreen hit like #Athadu and #Khaleja Srinu Ane Nenu‏ @sssrinu49 Srujan Reddy‏ @srujan_DHFM Sumithkumar‏ @sumithkumar666 can’t wait for it..hope it’d be as good as ATHADU @urstrulyMahesh Anna me iddari combination lo 3rd movie malli eppudu v r waiting Anna expecting sooncenter_img We need dis combination Waiting for this combination Again Not Only For You Annaya.. Guruji Gaaru Always A Favarate Of Your Extended Family Also.. He Is Only One, Who Pictureaiged A Total Mass And Stylish Movie With Complete Meaningful Way With You.. Waiting For Onother One From #SSMB With #Thrivikram #Maharshi #SSMB25 Saradhi Rudhrapati‏ @saradhijey @UrstrulyDhfm‏ @FanOfSSMBEverlast_img read more

In shattered sanctuary an imam seeks to rebuild

first_imgCaption: Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim of the Linwood Mosque holds hands with Father Felimoun El-Baramoussy from the Dunedin Coptic Church, as they walk at the site of Friday`s shooting outside the Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 18 March 2019. — Photo: ReutersIbrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about “tasting the sweetness of faith” as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.He heard a pop-pop-pop in the distance.The sounds got louder. Abdelhalim realized they were gunshots, but he continued. Abruptly ending the holy words mid-sentence would show a lack of respect in the face of God, he thought.Abdelhalim immigrated from Egypt to Christchurch in 1995. The small city in a far-away island nation, some 16,000 kilometers from the poverty and corruption of Cairo, gave his family a better life. It sits in a tableau of pristine mountains and rolling fields, a place where he often forgot to lock his front door at night. Whatever was happening outside would probably be okay. Still, there were more than 80 people in the room in front of him and so, he said, “I tried to finish the prayer quickly.”Then the bullets came crashing through the window of the mosque. They sprayed into bodies. People screamed, diving atop each other in jumbled piles. Abdelhalim saw his son but could not make it to where he lay. Further back, at the partition for women, Abdelhalim’s wife was also pinned down by gunfire, shot in the arm. Bullets thudded into a friend next to her, killing the woman. In the land that had become his sanctuary, Abdelhalim suddenly feared he was about to watch his family be slaughtered.Police later named Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, as the alleged shooter in the massacre last Friday, which claimed 50 lives and left as many wounded.Tarrant posted online a screed espousing white supremacist ideology and hatred of immigrants, authorities say. So far charged with one murder, Tarrant was remanded to custody without a plea Saturday, and is due back in court next month, when police say he is likely to face more charges.The country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, described a very different New Zealand in an address after the carnage. “We represent diversity, kindness, compassion,” she said, her voice at times cracking with emotion. “A home for those who share our values. Refuge for those who need it.”Many victims in Christchurch had sought just that – leaving Somalia, Pakistan, Syria or Afghanistan for a better life, often with little in their pockets. Abdelhalim spoke of the city as a dream made real.In Cairo, Abdelhalim said, he’d worked as a judge specializing in inheritance and tenancy cases. He lived in a well-heeled suburb, his parents a teacher and a government employee, his brother an officer in the Egyptian military. But he did not see the future he wanted for his three children in Egypt. Cairo had witnessed a president being assassinated by Islamic militants in 1981, and a string of bombs exploding in and around the city in 1993.So the family moved to Christchurch, and Abdelhalim took the only job he could find, as a clerk at Work and Income, the government agency for employment services and financial assistance. “I tried to study law, but found it was very hard to begin again,” he said.Nevertheless, his children were going to good schools and his family moved into a small brick home, where he still lives, with roses in the well-trimmed yard. A neighbor invited him over for tea, he said, “nearly every day.” The family got to know the woman at the post office, a local shopkeeper and just about everyone else.Far from the chaos of Cairo, Christchurch is a place where men in straw hats and vests take tourists down the placid waters of the Avon River. It is a city of parks with birds chirping and a streetcar clanking past Cathedral Square.Abdelhalim’s life grew along with the city. He opened a restaurant, named for his old home, Cairo. He became active in the Muslim community, working as the imam at a mosque called Al Noor.When terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York in September 2001, Abdelhalim was the head of a local Islamic association. At the time, he said, there was a flare up of young people yelling at Muslims and trying to grab women’s headscarves. Abdelhalim responded by organizing community events at the mosque. In 2017, he took part in opening a multi-faith prayer space at the airport. “My only weapon,” he said, “is my tongue.”He also helped start and agreed to be the imam, the religious leader, of the Linwood mosque as its doors opened early last year, though it was across the city from his house. The building, a former community center, sits amid signs for the Salvation Army, a pawnshop, the Super Liquor and the Value Mart. Its presence was a marker of growth in the city’s still-small Muslim community.It was at another mosque, Al Noor, that the gunman first began shooting. He shot at men, women and children as he emptied one clip of ammunition and then the next, circling back to shoot once more just to be sure he’d killed as many Muslims as possible. He took more than 40 lives there. The gunman then got into his car and drove to Linwood, where Abdelhalim, a man with a carefully cut white beard, was beginning to pray.In the back of the mosque, a 27-year-old man from Afghanistan named Ahmed Khan peeked out a window. The plump-faced Khan and his family had arrived in Christchurch 12 years earlier, leaving behind a nation torn by war.“Someone called ‘help!’ and when I looked out the window, somebody was laying down, bleeding,” he said. Khan’s eyes flitted across the driveway and spotted a strange figure – a man wearing a helmet, standing in broad daylight with a rifle in his hands.The man squeezed the trigger, Khan said, and a bullet flew through the window. Khan recalls calling out, “There’s someone with a gun!”In the prayer area, where Abdelhalim had stood reciting holy words just moments before, people flung themselves on the ground in panic. Khan recalls cradling a man in his arms one moment and then, the next, the gunman “shot him when I was holding him, in the head. And he was dead.”There was another Afghan in the room who rushed toward the door. In the gunfire that followed, seven people were killed. Khan said the toll almost certainly would have been higher if this second Afghan – Abdul Aziz, a short, muscular man who runs a furniture shop – hadn’t confronted the shooter.Aziz grabbed a credit card machine and hurled it at the gunman, dodging bullets. He later chased the gunman with an unloaded shotgun that the shooter dropped as he went back for another weapon, then hurled it like a spear through his car window. With four of his children in the mosque, Aziz later said, he acted to protect his own piece of adopted homeland. “I didn’t know where my own kids were – if they are alive, if they are dead,” he said.They’d survived, with one of his sons laid over a younger brother, protecting the smaller boy’s body with his own. Abdelhalim’s wife and son also made it out alive.Now, in the aftermath of 50 dead in his city, Abdelhalim is trying to keep his family and his people together. They are left to navigate an issue that has confronted communities around the world after mass shootings: How, in the midst of suffering and rage, does normalcy and the peace they once knew return, if at all?On Saturday afternoon, about 24 hours after the massacre, Abdelhalim walked out of a crisis response center in Christchurch. On the wall, there was a Wi-Fi login and password written on a piece of white paper: youarewelcome. A group of motorcycle club members had parked their bikes on the grass in a show of support. Burly men in black leather jackets milled about. A young man with the club’s name tattooed across the side of his face – “Tribesmen” – chatted with reporters. Police stood by with assault rifles.Abdelhalim made his way carefully through the crowd in a dark suit with light pinstripes. Everyone was asking, he said, “can the peace of Christchurch come back?”The gunman’s manifesto, released shortly before the attacks, said he was motivated to fight back against the “invasion” of immigration by non-whites. The actual number of Muslims in New Zealand is small – about one percent of the populace. At the 2013 census, the most recent figures available, the government reported a 28 percent rise in Muslims since 2006, along with jumps in Hindu and Sikh numbers.On Sunday morning, Abdelhalim opened his front door at 9, wearing board shorts, flipflops and a worn collared shirt, instead of the suits he favors in public. He was exhausted. City authorities released a list of the dead past midnight at the Christchurch Hospital. Abdelhalim was there to speak with the bereaved. He’d gotten home from the hospital at some time after 2 a.m. and had barely slept.The next day, standing on the other side of police tape from the mosque in Linwood, Abdelhalim was asked by a reporter for details of the shooting. Abdelhalim said he’d rather not say.“I don’t need to repeat the story of what happened,” he said. “Because it breaks my heart.”last_img

Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel companys tour plans

first_imgEthiopia’s religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company from touring the country’s ancient sites, and one group warned visiting homosexuals could face violence.The Chicago-based Toto Tours, which describes itself on its website as “the only gay tour company in existence” that has been operating with the same ownership and management for almost three decades, told AFP it has received death threats since announcing a 16-day trip to Ethiopia, which includes numerous historical religious sites.Their itinerary has sparked ire in Ethiopia, which like many in Africa is deeply homophobic and has strict anti-gay laws, punishing homosexual acts with up to 15 years in prison.”Tour programmes and dating programmes that try to use our historical sites and heritage should be immediately stopped by the Ethiopian government and we urge Ethiopians supporting these sinful and evil acts to desist from their acts,” Tagay Tadele of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia told journalists.The council counts seven Islamic and Christian denominations as members.An influential Ethiopian Orthodox organisation, the Sileste Mihret United Association, also held a press conference Monday to condemn the tour company.”Homosexuality is hated as well as being illegal in Ethiopia. Toto Tours are wrong to plan to conduct tours in our religious and historical places,” the organisation’s vice chairman, Dereje Negash, told AFP.”If Toto Tours comes to Ethiopia where 97 per cent of Ethiopians surveyed oppose homosexuality, they will be damaged, they could even die,” he said.Dan Ware, the president of Toto Tours, said the company had been “terribly misunderstood”, in an email to AFP.”Our company is not aimed at spreading values contrary to local cultures when we travel around the world. We are simply an organization where like-minded people can travel comfortably together to experience the world’s most precious wonders.”We come with only the greatest respect and humility.”He said the tour had been advertised on the company’s social media pages and spotted within Ethiopia, leading to “death threats”, and called for protection for the tour group from both the US State Department and the Ethiopian tourism ministry.”This is terrible discrimination, and when the word of this spreads internationally, as it is most likely to do, it will have a negative impact on the important tourism industry in Ethiopia.”He said that by the time the tour takes place in October “the eyes of the entire world will be on the people of Ethiopia to see what happens to us.”Twenty-eight out of 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have laws penalising same-sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).Some countries, like Angola, Mozambique and Seychelles, have moved to scrap anti-gay laws.However Kenya’s high court earlier this month refused to do so, in a major blow to gay activists on the continent.last_img read more

Bishop Michael Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding

first_imgBy J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROA former Baltimore rector will speak at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Saturday.Michael Bruce Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, served 12 years as rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore, from 1988 to 2000.The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, will speak at the wedding between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. He will join the dean of Windsor, the Rt. Revd. David Conner and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who will officiate at the service. (The Episcopal Church via AP)Born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, Curry attended public schools in Buffalo, New York. He attained a Masters in Divinity from Yale; going on to study at Princeton, Wake Forest and the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore.He was ordained a priest in 1978, ministering to St. Stephens, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 1982, he became rector of St. Simon in Cyrene, Lincoln Heights, Ohio.A St. James delegation traveled to Ohio in search of a new rector to replace Rev. Donald Wilson, who had retired in 1986.“We were in awe,” senior warden Dr. Charlene Griffin told the AFRO. She and her companion, Candace Simms, returned to Baltimore resolved.“On the way back, between the two of us, we were trying to determine how could we get the members of St. James to understand that this is the person that we need as our rector,” Griffin said. “It was just that tremendous, in hearing him.”Curry’s distinction at the time was his evangelical style.“He came down from the altar, he walked the floor as he talked to us, he wore his microphone, he was enthusiastic about everything,” Griffin said. “Everything he shared with us.”Curry’s approachability also defined his moments between delivering the Gospel.“There was no problem in getting to talk with him or having him show the interest that parishioners were interested in having, when they talked or were with their rector or their priest,” Griffin said.In 2000, Curry was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. In 2015, he was elected in the first ballot to preside as bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. It will be as the leader of a territory of the Anglican Communion that spans across the United States, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Taiwan and Micronesia. Curry is the first Black presiding bishop and primate.“I heard him say that when he got elected, he would be the ‘CEO of the Episcopal Church,’ and went on to say ‘Chief Evangelism Officer,’ said Father Charles Cloughen, an Episcopal priest and friend and colleague of Curry from seminary school. “But that’s how he was, he’s very big on evangelism, the Jesus Movement, and presenting a living Jesus Christ to the world around him.”Curry’s unique charismatic style, emblematic of the Jesus Movement, likely stems from the Baptist and Episcopal traditions shared by his parents, Cloughen says.“His presence is incredible,” Cloughen told the AFRO. “I credit part of that to his Baptist grandmother. His father was an Episcopal priest. They went to a church in the South and Communion was to be done and the Episcopal Church would practice a common chalice. And his father was not Episcopalian, but his wife went up and took Communion and he thought they’ll never give her the same chalice that White people are going to be drinking from.”“His father sat there, and said ‘Oh my God, what’s gonna happen now?’ Cloughen continued, recounting Curry’s story of his father. “‘Will we be asked to leave? What’s going on?’ And the priest gave her the wine from the common chalice.”Curry is one of several speakers at the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle, whose mother is African American and father is White. Curry’s mission and evangelism will cross the Atlantic in the coming days, but he has a history of crossing denominations here in the United States.“The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today,” Curry said in a statement.Upon assuming rectorship of St. James, Curry initiated a revival.“The revivalist was from the AME church,” Griffin said. “It was Dr. John Bryant who came as the revivalist. That’s how open [Curry] was, that’s how involved he was in the community and we continued that even after he left. Probably because we were still thinking of the influence that he had on us. Probably thinking, we wanted to make him proud of us, also.”“He’s a truly spiritual leader, a gifted and person who clearly knows God,” Alice Pinderhughes, Chancellor of St. James told the AFRO. “He always was a very upright person and always concerned about people. He always put the church, always put St. James above everything else.”last_img read more