Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached PLAY LIST 01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached00:50Trending Articles02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The constant losing only fueled Cousins’ frustration, which eventually led to his inevitable exit.“When you come in, you know it’s a business. How are you going to be loyal to something that hasn’t been loyal to any player that’s ever played this game? I was a fool,” he said.With his return to the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento looming, Cousins bared his expectation on facing his former team.“I’m excited to play in front of the fans and see their reaction,” he said. “But as far as it just being like a revenge game or anything, I’m past it. I’m in a good place, I’m happy where I’m at. We have a chance to win. We’re playing for something. So I’m good.”The now revamped Kings will host the Pelicans on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, the three-time NBA All-Star revealed that he should have bolted out of the franchise much sooner than he did.“My biggest regret is, why didn’t I leave when I had the chance,” the mercurial big man told ESPN’s Marc J. Spears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I had the chance, but I fought it. … I wanted to give it a chance. My representatives, they told me I shouldn’t stay. You know, being…I guess you can say stubborn and loyal, I wanted to make things work.”Before teaming up with another generational talent in Anthony Davis, Cousins shouldered much of the load for the lowly Kings, who failed to clinch a playoff spot throughout his tenure. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 3-time major champ Wawrinka needs coach after Norman leaves DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the second half of a game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on February 23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFPDeMarcus Cousins is certainly in the upper echelon of centers in today’s NBA.Although his talent is undeniable, the 27-year-old Kentucky product remains hounded by his fair share of turmoil—particularly during the six and a half seasons he spent with the dysfunctional Sacramento Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
Letterkenny’s new €20 million courthouse was officially opened this afternoon by The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, and the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, Charlie Flanagan.Court sittings in the new courthouse began on January 2nd last The courthouse has a floor area of over 5,000m2.Facilities include four courtrooms and public office. User facilities are a big upgrade from the old courthouse and include two vulnerable witness suites, victim support room, legal practitioners room, enhanced custody facilities, jury reception room, media room and consultation rooms.The courthouse was packed today as top legal officials, Courts Service staff, Gardaí, barristers, solicitors and politicians attended to mark the official opening.Joe Boland of North West News Pix captured the moments …Chief Justice, Frank Clarke with Donegal Comhairlaigh Sinn Fein Colr Gerry McMonagle at the opening of Letterkenny Courthouse. (North West Newspix)Minister of Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan and Chief Justin Frank Clarke unveil a plaque to commorate the official opening of Letterkenny Courthouse. (North West Newspix)Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Minister of Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan with Donegal Comhairlagh Sinn Fein Colr. Gerry McMonagle at the official opening of the new courthouse in Letterkenny. (North West Newspix)Picture special: New Letterkenny courthouse is opened was last modified: February 12th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
readwrite 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Launch#now#PlayStation 4#Sony 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… The Sony PlayStation 4 game console has a launch date: November 15 in the U.S. and Canada, and November 29 in Europe, according to the AP. Just in time for the holidays!The console will cost $399, a full hundred dollars cheaper than Microsoft’s $499 Xbox One. Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed when the Xbox One will launch.
A few weeks ago, I posted an article titled 3 Reasons Why the Sony a7S Isn’t the Perfect Camera for Filmmakers. In this follow-up, I’ll clarify some of the points that I made.After reading my last article on the Sony a7S, many of you were shocked or even upset that I wasn’t raving about the camera and felt that my criticisms of the camera weren’t accurate. With that in mind, I felt that this follow-up article would be the best way to clear the air and address some of the comments that I made previously.Firstly, I want to point out that I really do think the a7S is a great camera. Understandably, this wasn’t made clear enough in my last post, which wasn’t intended to be a review, or a comprehensive look at the camera for that matter. It was just some food for thought, centered around three talking points related to the a7S.Before jumping into my rationale behind the three points I brought up in my previous post, I want to give all of this some context. In addition to writing for PremiumBeat, I have my own blog – www.noamkroll.com – where I have written extensively on the a7S. In fact, the a7S made my Top 3 list for best DSLRs for video.Yes, I know it’s a mirrorless camera and technically not a DSLR, but for the purpose of my list – it made the cut. I have also written articles on Sony as a company, and stated multiple times that I love how they are pushing the boundaries of camera technology forward.When read as a standalone article, my previous a7S critique may have appeared overly critical to some of you. But hopefully those of you that are familiar with the extent of my work (including the articles I referenced above) understand that my last post wasn’t meant to attack the a7S. It was simply intended to illustrate a few alternative points that I hadn’t seen addressed at that time.I don’t own an a7S, however I have shot with the camera many times – all in professional environments. The first production that I used it on was a budgeted music video that I directed using two RED DRAGON cameras, and an a7S for all of the night exterior work. Since then, I’ve used it as a B camera on multiple shoots, and have continued to use it regularly because I think it’s a great piece of kit, and the best tool for certain shooting environments.Often when a great new camera is released, we hope it will be the perfect solution for all of our shooting needs. Unfortunately though, that is never the case. I own half a dozen cameras myself simply for that reason: No one camera does it all. There has been a whole lot of hype surrounding the a7S, and in my last post I simply wanted to put out some alternative view points for potential buyers of this camera that might want to take into account every last consideration.While the Sony a7S can certainly be used as a great A-Camera across a multitude of shooting environments, it isn’t usually going to be my first choice. Not because it isn’t a great tool, but rather because there are tools that are often better suited for my work. Personally, I would normally choose to use the a7S as a specialty camera (to be used in low-light situations, where I need a small camera footprint).This sentiment has been echoed by many of my professional colleagues who are working DPs that shoot large scale productions, owners of rental houses that I work with regularly, and producers that own multiple camera packages. Even still, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used as an A-camera or that I am claiming everyone should just use it for speciality shots. It’s just how I feel it fits best into the type of work that I do.Image from EOSHDSo without further ado, I want to address my three points from the previous article briefly:1. The low light isn’t useable past a certain point.Many readers were upset that I said I wasn’t happy with the results at ISO 25,600. There isn’t much I can say about this other than pointing out the fact that this is purely subjective. As far as my standards go for the work that I do, I am not satisfied with the quality of the images past that point.This isn’t strictly a comment on the noise/grain, but also on the image as a whole – including the color quality. But again, that’s just me. If you are able to get great results with it at high ISOs that are up to your standards, than more power to you. For me though, I would still rather keep this camera at 12,800 or lower. Which, by the way, is still impressive!2. The cost of shooting 4K nearly doubles the camera’s price.This point was simply intended to make potential buyers of the a7S aware of the additional cost of shooting 4K on the camera. I get e-mails from readers of my blog every day asking questions about different cameras, and more than once I’ve had people ask if internal 4K is an option on the a7S. Although this information is readily available, not everyone is as technically aware as you or I may be, and I felt that it was important to note that if you want to shoot 4K on this camera, you need to take the additional cost into account.3. Using a Speed Booster comes with its own set of issues.Many people commented on this point, stating the obvious fact that you aren’t going to use a Speed Booster on a full frame camera. However, on the Sony a7S, it can be preferable to shoot in APS-C mode in order to reduce rolling shutter, which is pretty dramatic when shooting in full frame mode.I should have made this clearer in the first post, and I apologize for any confusion. But my point is simply that a lot of a7S users are coming from Canon and therefore own a lot of Canon glass. Many of them are naturally going to want to use a Speed Booster to adapt their Canon glass to the A7S, so they can also benefit from the reduced rolling shutter in APS-C mode. For those shooters, they should be aware of the potential quirks of using a Speed Booster on the a7S.Final ThoughtsMy intention with the last article wasn’t to polarize users or upset any a7S owners. I am someone that (like many of you) has invested a lot of time and money into my equipment, and understand that it can be upsetting when you read something that comes across as negative about a tool you have spent your money on. That said, I hope that this follow-up post has clarified the fact that my original statements weren’t intended to be an attack on the a7S.No camera is perfect, and there certainly isn’t a single camera that can do everything. Is the a7S an amazing tool? Yes. I believe it’s capable of great things and I love what Sony is doing with their mirrorless lineup. Would I use the a7S as my only camera? No I wouldn’t, as it won’t cover all of my specific needs as a filmmaker. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it as your A-Cam, and that it isn’t capable of amazing things.Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts in the comment section below.
The fossil of an extinct, carnivorous crustacean is providing clues to its mysterious relatives’ place in the evolutionary tree. Thylacares brandonensis was found in 435-million-year-old mudstone in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Other members of its clan, the thylacocephalans, are so bizarre that scientists confused them with barnacles and shrimp larvae. Now, in a paper published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, an international team of researchers suggests that T. brandonensis may be related to modern remipedes, blind crustaceans that resemble centipedes swimming through saltwater caves. Much like a remipede, T. brandonensis sports a highly segmented body and spiny legs that curl in front of its head to snare unwitting prey. If the scientists are right, its oddball fellow thylacocephalans may be remipede relatives, too.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Netball aims to do better in KL meet MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Philippines whipped Hong Kong, 25-16, 25-21,25-17, to jump-start its group stage campaign on Wednesday.In other matches, Japan and Kazakhstan also prevailed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJapan, No. 6 in the world, swept Taiwan, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to also improve to 2-0.The Taiwanese slipped to 1-1. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKorea handed the Philippines another loss, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12, in the Asian Volleyball Championship (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship classification stage on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The Koreans, ranked 10th in the world along with the Argentines, are undefeated in two matches in the classification stage.They have a shot at a top-four seeding in the quarterfinal round.The Philippines, meanwhile, absorbed its second straight loss. On Saturday, it bowed to Kazakhstan, 23-25, 20-25, 19-25.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Kazakhs dropped the first set but eventually overcame the Vietnamese, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, to likewise tote a 2-0 slate.Vietnam is at 0-2.The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Japan actually owns a 3-0 record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament, its win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds. —WITH REPORTS FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was the top trending search query made on Google this year, according to the search engines 2017 Year in Search results announced today.With SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus breaking several records at the box office cutting across language barriers, it was no surprise that it topped Google’s trending charts this year.It was followed by searches around Indian Premier League, highlighting India’s never-ending love for Cricket, and searches on Live Cricket Score, making the keyword the third-most trending search query this year.Based on the search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016, the search engine has brought out 9 lists categorising the queries in different sections.These include – Top Trending Queries Overall, Top Trending News, Top Trending Entertainers, Top Trending Movies, Top Trending Songs, Sporting Events, Top Trending Near me, Top Trending How to, and Top Trending What is.The overall queries list was largely dominated by Bollywood and sports themes, with Dangal , Half Girlfriend, Badrinath ki Dulhania, and Champions Trophy making it to the top 10.From firing up emotions to getting a groove on, Bollywood songs kept the tempo high on Search too.Among the top trending songs this year, Hawa Hawa from the Arjun Kapoor-starrer Mubarakan crowned the charts, followed by sufi track Mere Rashke Qamar originally sung by legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and recreated by vocalist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.Interest in western music prevailed with the Latin hit Despacito, and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You featuring among the top trending tracks.advertisementSunny Leone, once again, featured among the top entertainers this year, followed by Big Boss contestants Arshi Khan and Sapna Choudhary, along with YouTube singing sensation Vidya Vox.Google’s Year in Search 2017 also reflected the year’s top news moments that captured India’s attention including the CBSE results, UP elections, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Budget.Among the top What is queries this year, GST, Bitcoin, Jallikattu and BS3 vehicle remained the most trending themes.And mirroring millions of real-world needs, the how-to set of queries saw users seeking answers to a range of subjects from How to link aadhaar with PAN card to buying Jio phone to removing Holi color from the face.ALSO WATCH: SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 gets a thumbs up from fans
A vacant position currently exists with Victoria Touch as a Game Development Officer. For more information please visit the www.victouch.com.au website or contact the Victorian office on (03) 9206 6755.
Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana As we were meandering through the annual Bend Ale Fest in Bend, Oregon (one of several beer events around town — this one as the celebration of a morning marathon), my friend and I got to talking with a young couple who grew up in the small city. They both went to separate colleges and returned home for various reasons.As more beer tokens kept inexplicably landing in our palms, we listened to them recount the quieter past of Bend and the surrounding Central Oregon region. They explained where the city limit used to be, which now marks the Old Mill District, one of the city’s retail and entertainment hybrid destinations.The region they spoke of — this quintessential outdoor lover’s paradise — remains largely the same, except it’s now among the fastest-growing in the U.S.Regardless, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another area on the West Coast, perhaps the country, which so seamlessly blends natural splendor with small city life. And there’s no better time than early winter to take full advantage of this. Here are our picks for a relaxing, revitalizing weekend in Bend and the surrounding area.StayTetherowThis 700-acre resort in Bend has an excellent lodge that overlooks a stunning golf course. An incredible amenity lineup features a top-tier fitness center (sauna, steam and hot tub included) and an on-demand shuttle service to any location in the city. Rooms are spacious, new, and clean. You’re minutes from trails and the city — it’s the best of both worlds.Bunk + Brew HostelFor a different vibe, head to this Bend hostel that we gushed over earlier this year. It’s a novel concept bringing the best of European hostelling to a destination that sees plenty of young travelers each year. It’s a community-minded property situated in Bend’s oldest home: the historic Lucas House.Eat10 Barrel Brewing10 Barrel Brewing/Facebook10 Barrel is one of Bend’s biggest success stories. The brewery made a name for itself in an ungodly crowded beer city and launched a regional brand. They were eventually acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, but still retain their sudsy independence. You can (and should) visit their original pub where it all started. The usual tap list is available, plus special beers only made at this particular pub. Then get a pizza and cozy up by the fire pit during the brisk Central Oregon evenings.Sisters BakerySisters (about 30 minutes northwest of Bend) is a town aptly named for the Three Sisters mountains that surround it. The city itself is a gaudy, western-themed village, but one of its saving graces is this unassuming yet brilliant bakery. The instant you open the front door, an avalanche of cinnamon, sugar and maple, rushes over your senses. If you time it just right, you can pick up something that literally just came out of the oven. Want to make all of your friends jealous? Take a video of a steaming hot blueberry muffin. The pastry is even better than it sounds in writing.DrinkBoneyard BeerYou’d be forgiven for missing this nondescript warehouse with a tiny taproom in Bend. Boneyard is consistently putting out some of the best beers in the region. Even though they don’t serve pints, they’ll serve you plenty of tasters from a rotating list. You can take crowler or growler fills home too. Don’t leave without drinking Diablo Rojo, a neutral red that’s easy on the hops and large on malty flavor.Boneyard Beer/FacebookAtlas CiderThis growing cider brand has a solid taproom in the Box Factory building in Bend’s Old Mill District. On our visit, they had eight to 10 offerings, plus a few guest taps. The staff is super friendly and will happily offer recommendations for your next stops.Additional options: Three Creeks Brewing Company and Sunriver Brewing CompanyDoMt. BachelorThere’s so much to do in the Bend area during winter that we can only explored a few of the top options. Discovering your own favorites will be one of the best parts of visiting. This is the prime mountain destination in the area (and the one where you’ll find everyone after a snowstorm). New at Mt. Bachelor for 2018: wider a smoother runs thanks to crews removing trees, stumps, and grading the terrain and transitions between trails; new way-finding signage (meaning you won’t get lost on the slopes); better manicured snow as a result of three new and more enrivonmentally friendly snowcats and a Nordic tiller; and overall upgrades to the food and beverage experience at the lodge. Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Tumalo FallsWhen planning a hike during the winter months, be prepared for snow. About a half-hour west of town (and two miles down a very rough access road), these falls rush off of Bend’s main watershed. While many just hike upthe half-mile to the viewpoint, there are miles and miles to explore beyond it (plus more waterfalls!). It’s a beautiful walk that you can tailor to your personal sense of adventure. It’s safe to say that winter tires and hiking boots are a must should you want to tackle this any time after Thanksgiving.Newberry National Volcanic MonumentThis protected land opened as a National Monument in November 1990 and has been a winter activity wonderland ever since. The 54,000-plus-acre area includes lakes, lava flows, and one very active volcano. Snowmobilers come here to enjoy the designated “sno-park” trails while hikers take advantage of scenic views from Paulina Peak or any number of other vantage points. Be prepared with extra food, water, and clothing regardless of your plans, as conditions here change rapidly and certain parts of the Monument may not be operational as a result.Article originally published November 21, 2017 by Geoff Nudelman and was updated January 12, 2018 by Chase McPeak. The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States
A member of the Jamaica Institute of Planners, Doreen Prendergast, has supported the move by Government to establish a regulatory body to deal with environmental monitoring, compliance and enforcement. Ms. Prendergast told JIS News that it is a “timely move” by Government to set up the entity. “If this entity comes into being, I would implore everyone to give their full support, so that the whole monitoring and enforcement aspect can really be given the attention that it deserves, so that the National Environment and Planning Authority (NEPA) can focus on carrying out its spatial planning role,” she said. She said over the years NEPA had been blamed for all the “ills,” while noting that the lack of resources had prevented the agency from dealing effectively with planning and enforcement issues. Ms Prendergast was speaking at a public consultation on November 6, at the St. Andrew Parish Church Hall, in Kingston, to discuss the establishment of the proposed unit, the Environmental Regulatory Authority (ERA). Tuesday’s meeting was the fourth public consultation organised by the Public Sector Modernisation Division at the Cabinet Office, Office of the Prime Minister, to hear the views of the public and major stakeholders on the ERA’s Green Paper. The Green Paper outlines a set of reforms that will remove a number of problems associated with the current arrangements for planning and the management of the environment in the country. So far, consultations have been held at the Cecil Charlton Town Hall and the Mandeville Parish Church Hall in Mandeville, Manchester and the Montego Bay Civic Centre, Sam Sharpe Square, in St. James. Director of the Environmental Health Unit, Ministry of Health, William Broughton, has also welcomed the establishment of the ERA. “I think the process should be expedited and brought into fruition in the shortest possible time,” he emphasised. Main presenter and Professor at the University of the West Indies, Anthony Clayton, said it is being proposed to upgrade NEPA into a state-of-the-art National Planning Agency and to transfer NEPA’s responsibility for environmental monitoring and enforcement to this new agency. Other key recommendations in the Green Paper include the development of a National Spatial Plan and to give NEPA the primary responsibility for developing, maintaining and updating this plan. Professor Clayton said it is being proposed in the Green Paper that the new ERA concentrate its efforts on serious offenders. “If you try to chase after everybody you dilute your efforts, and you make yourself ineffective everywhere,” he added. “By prosecuting the worst offenders you are also sending a very powerful signal to everybody in society that bad behaviour will not be tolerated,” the Professor said.