Texas Still Among Nation’s Lowest in Foreclosure Inventory

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea CoreLogic Foreclosures Housing Recovery Texas 2014-10-06 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Despite having the third highest number of completed foreclosures of any state for the 12-month period ending August 31, 2014, Texas still had the 10th lowest foreclosure inventory percentage of any state for the month of August, according to CoreLogic.The Lone Star State’s total of 36,466 completed foreclosures during that 12-month period were third only to Florida (120,842) and Michigan (42,960), but at the same time, the foreclosure inventory (number of homes in any state of foreclosure) for Texas came in at 0.7 percent for August. This number represented a decline of 0.3 percentage points from August 2013 for Texas (a 30 percent decline) and is well below the national foreclosure inventory average of 1.6 percent, according to CoreLogic.Texas was not the only state where foreclosure inventory was way down, however. In all, 28 states reported a year-over-year decline in foreclosure inventory of more than 30 percent, led by Utah and Idaho at 46 percent each, according to CoreLogic.Completed foreclosures for the 12-month period ending in August were down 20 percent in Texas, which reported nearly 46,000 completed foreclosures for the same period in 2013, CoreLogic reported. The decline in completed foreclosures in Texas mirrored that of the entire nation, which sank from 719,601 down to 575,706, a decline of 20 percent. And August was the 19th consecutive month in which there was a 20 percent or greater year-over-year decrease in foreclosure inventory, all signs that seem to point to a housing market that back on the rise.”The number of foreclosures completed during the last 12 months is at the lowest level since November of 2007,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “At current foreclosure rates, the shadow inventory could fall below 500,000 units by year-end which could provide a solid boost to the recovery in housing in 2015.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Texas Still Among Nation’s Lowest in Foreclosure Inventory Previous: Former FHFA Official Burns Joins Collingwood Group Next: Fed’s Labor Market Index Shows Signs of Recovery In September  Print This Post October 6, 2014 985 Views Tagged with: CoreLogic Foreclosures Housing Recovery Texas Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Texas Still Among Nation’s Lowest in Foreclosure Inventory Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribelast_img read more

Widespread Panic Doubles Up On Covers Of Van Morrison, Funkadelic, Zevon & ZZ Top

first_imgWidespread Panic had some fun at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC last night, playing a cover-heavy set to fans along what has been an exceptional fall tour. Whether it was the tour’s six-show no-repeats streak or its run with Umphreys McGee, WSP has been putting on fiery shows with each and every opportunity.Last night was no exception, as the band decided to play pairs of covers by a number of favorite artists. The band started with a two song run of Van Morrison tunes in “And It Stoned Me” and “Send Your Mind.” The first set also concluded with two songs by Warren Zevon, including “Werewolves of London” and “Lawyers, Guns & Money.”Towards the end of the second set, the band once again reached into their arsenal of covers and pulled out “Maggot Brain” by Funkadelic. After playing “Imitation Leather Shoes,” the band steered into yet another Funkadelic tune in “Red Hot Mama” to close out the second set. It was ZZ Top who got the curtain call, as WSP played “Waiting For The Bus” and “Jesus Just Left Chicago” to close out the night!You can hear the full audio recording from the show, courtesy of Chris from Jam Buzz, streaming below.Check out the full setlist, below, as well as a full gallery of images by Ellison White Photography. Edit this setlist | More Widespread Panic setlists Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Associate provost named finalist in Miami University (Ohio) president search

first_imgMiami University (Ohio) has named former William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science and current associate provost and University vice president Gregory Crawford as the finalist in its search for a new president, according to a press release Thursday.“On behalf of the trustees, we wish to thank the faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members from all of Miami’s campuses who contributed to this important process. We especially want to thank those who also served as members of the search committee,” Chair of the Board of Trustees David Budig said in the press release.Crawford served as dean of the College of Science from 2008 to 2015. As an associate provost and University vice president, Crawford led the Notre Dame California Initiative, which aims to develop Notre Dame’s presence in the state through increased internship and employment opportunities, as well as greater recruitment of California high schools students to Notre Dame.Notre Dame declined to comment on the announcement until the search process is complete.Tags: College of Science, Greg Crawfordlast_img read more


first_imgA FIELD OF PERHAPS 10 OLDER HORSES, INCLUDING RECENT SAN PASQUAL WINNER HOPPERTUNITY, ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE AT 1 1/8 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2015)–In what looms as an epic showdown between two of the sport’s most highly regarded runners, reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male Shared Belief, are set to square off Saturday in the Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Invitational at Santa Anita.A winner of four Grade I stakes last year: the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Hollywood Derby, California-bred California Chrome became a national sensation and although he was defeated in three consecutive races–the Belmont Stakes June 7, the Grade II Pennsylvania Derby Sept. 20, and the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, gained a huge measure of redemption in taking Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby, run at 1 1/8 miles on turf, on Nov. 29.By virtue of an overall campaign that also saw him defeat state-breds in the Cal Cup Derby and open company in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes, California Chrome was also awarded Eclipse honors as Champion 3-year-old Male. A chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit, “Chrome” has nine wins from 16 starts and earnings of $4,222,650.Trained by Art Sherman and owned by his breeders, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome, in his final San Antonio prep, breezed five furlongs this morning at his Los Alamitos headquarters in 1:01.60 under Victor Espinoza.“I think he went excellent,” said Espinoza. “He was steady all the way around, just cruising in the middle of the racetrack. I thought he went in a minute flat, it felt like that anyway. I think it was a perfect work for him, he’s ready. The way he’s going and the way he’s been working tells me he’s ready to go.”Sherman said that he would have preferred a faster work.“I was looking for a minute and change,” he said. “That would have helped me a lot more going into this race. I think it’s a good work but I would have liked a sharper workout for this race. He’s doing so good though…His gallop out was stronger than it has been. He galloped out in 1:11 and four (fifths). ..He’ll be fresh and ready, I can tell you that.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman noted that California Chrome would “go over to Santa Anita Tuesday and he’ll train on the track Wednesday.”Voted America’s Eclipse Award Champion 2-year-old Male in 2013, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief defeated older horses in last year’s Grade I Pacific Classic and in the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes and was undefeated as the 5-2 post time favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Breaking from post position six, his chances for victory were virtually eliminated at the break as eventual winner Bayern, drawn to his immediate outside, broke in sharply, costing the Candy Ride gelding early position and a clean run into the first turn.Owned by Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing, LLC, KMN Racing, LLC, Litt, Solis II, Hollendorfer and Todaro, Shared Belief cut back in distance off of his fourth place run in the Classic to win the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu on Dec. 26. He’ll have his final San Antonio tune up at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif., Tuesday morning.“He’ll work a half mile under Russell Baze,” said Hollendorfer by phone from Golden Gate Fields this morning. “He’s a very consistent horse.” Shared Belief, who will be ridden by regular pilot Mike Smith in the San Antonio, will be shipped by van to Santa Anita on Wednesday morning. He has eight wins from nine starts and earnings of $2,032,200.Entries will be taken for the San Antonio on Wednesday and Bob Baffert’s Hoppertunity, a winner of the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Pasqual Stakes Jan. 10, is now listed as definite for the San Antonio. A winner of the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs two starts back on Nov. 28, Hoppertunity won last year’s Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and was subsequently second to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby.Owned by Karl Watson, Paul Weitman and Mike Pegram, Hoppertunity worked six furlongs in company in 1:14.20 this morning at Santa Anita under regular rider Martin Garcia. Stablemate Doctor Dempsey was clocked in 1:14.60.“He’s running,” said Baffert of Hoppertunity, for whom the Grade I Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park had also been under consideration. “That’s good for him,” he said of Hoppertunity’s workout time.A 4-year-old colt by Any Given Saturday, Hoppertunity has four wins and two seconds from eight starts and has earnings of $1,070,675.The San Antonio, which is expected to attract a field of between eight to 10 older horses, will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. First post time for a nine-race card Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

UN failing to represent Africa: Zuma

first_img25 September 2012South African President Jacob Zuma has raised concerns about what he described as the “undemocratic and unrepresentative” nature of the UN Security Council, saying this would lead to the council’s decisions coming under attack for lack of legitimacy.Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Zuma said it was “common cause that the current configuration of the council is unfair. It does not reflect the contemporary geo-political realities, especially with respect to Africa.”Speaking at a session that focused on the rule of law at national and international level, Zuma criticised the UN for failing to ensure that Africa had enough representation on issues on international peace and security.The African continent was both generally under-represented and specifically unrepresented in the permanent category of the UN Security Council (UNSC), he said.“Adherence to the international rule of law will continue to elude us as long as the organ with the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security is unrepresentative and undemocratic.”He said the assembly needed to ask whether the content of the decisions of the UNSC were fair.“Over the past year we have seen both inspiring improvements and spectacular disappointments in the promotion of the rule of law through the council’s work,” Zuma said.He added that the adoption of Resolution 1989, “bringing the Al Qaida regime closer to human rights” and due process standards was a noteworthy illustration of the council’s willingness to adhere to the rule of law.The UN had been severely criticised for lack of due process in the listing and delisting of individuals. The resolution was an improvement in that it provided individuals with recourse to challenge unfounded listings.“However, as we noted during the Security Council’s debate on the rule of law in January 2012, there is a need to ensure greater accountability for actions taken in the name of the Security Council.”Africa would continue to encourage the organs of the United Nations, including the council, to make greater use of the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, by making requests for advisory opinions when confronted with complex legal questions.The continent was also of the view that while exerting efforts to promote the rule of law at the national level, including the promotion of accountability mechanisms, equal attention also had to be paid to the rule of law at international level.“If not, the United Nations runs the risk of being accused of double standards and hypocrisy,” Zuma said.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Gaming in the Cloud: OnLive Launches Tomorrow

first_imgOnLive, the cloud-based gaming service founded by Apple alum Steve Perlman launches tomorrow. The service hopes to mark a monumental shift in the way gaming works: no more downloads, no more patches, no more discs. Instead of running a video game locally, players on OnLive connect via broadband to a gaming system that runs and stores not just their data, but the entire game itself. OnLive enables video games to be played on Mac or PC and, using their “micro console device” on your TV.In a world where “lag” – latency due to Internet or graphics hiccups – means “death,” there have been a lot of obstacles to overcome in order to make cloud-based gaming feasible. Some eight years in development, OnLive’s vision of instant-access, on-demand gaming has necessitated huge tech developments in both the servers’ and in the broadband capabilities. The machines required to run these games, for example, have to have graphics capabilities not typically associated with servers. According to Venture Beat, the service will limit players’ access, depending on their location from a server and the processing power of their computer, in order to ensure gameplay that’s, well, playable.According to CEO Perlman, the launch marks “the first step toward a future where video game content is increasingly free from the restrictions of device and location, while showcasing the ability to instantly play the latest, most advanced games at the touch of a button.”OnLive promises over twenty games available at launch, including Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, and Mass Effect 2. For a limited time, founding subscribers are being offered their first year of OnLive membership for free in a program sponsored by AT&T. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Tags:#Announcements#cloud Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Weekly Wrap-Up: New iPhone Madness, Social Networking For Authors, And Why You Should Get On Goodreads

first_imgadam popescu 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market New iPhone madness, social networking for authors, and why you should get on Goodreads. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.Live Blog: Apple’s iPhone Announcement – Plus iTunes Update, iOS 6, New iPodsReadWriteWeb writers live blog the unveiling of the new iPhone, Live Blog: Apple’s iPhone Announcement – Plus iTunes Update, iOS 6, New iPods.More Top Posts:Social Networking For Authors & Overcoming The Rejection SlipYesterday I reviewed the leading social network for book readers, Goodreads. In the second post in my Social Books series, I’m checking out a brand new social network for book writers. Called Writer’s Bloq, it was founded by a young wannabe writer from New York named Nayia Moysidis. In a phone interview, I discovered that Moysidis, a graduate of Columbia University’s creative writing program, started Writer’s Bloq because of the frustrations she encountered trying to get her first novel noticed by publishers. She’d sent 93 individualized letters to publishing houses, but only received a few generic rejection letters in response, Social Networking For Authors & Overcoming The Rejection Slip.Book Lovers: If You’re Not Already On Goodreads, Here’s Why You Should BeGoodreads was launched in January 2007 and currently has over 10 million registered users, who have collectively added 370 million books to the site. Goodreads has experienced strong growth over the past 18 months. It had 5 million registered users in May 2011, increasing to 6 million by December. In 2012 the growth of Goodreads went up another level, thanks mainly to its integration with Facebook Timeline in January, Book Lovers: If You’re Not Already On Goodreads, Here’s Why You Should Be.iPhone 5’s Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple ThinksAmong other things, one of the iPhone’s competitive advantages is the unparalleled ecosystem of – no, not apps – accessories. But the iPhone 5’s new Lighting connector threatens to destroy that advantage, iPhone 5’s Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks.Why No NFC In The iPhone 5 Should Work Out for AppleWhen Apple revealed its new Passbook mobile payment system as part of the iOS 6 preview in June, many industry watchers expected the addition of near-field communications capability on the next version of the iPhone that would compliment Passbook. That new iPhone is here, but there’s no NFC feature in sight. The question now is Apple being shrewd, or is it about to miss out on a real opportunity, Why No NFC In The iPhone 5 Should Work Out for Apple.[Poll] Is The iPhone 5 A Home Run For Apple?The day the new iPhone is announced is like Gadget Christmas. Everybody waits all year to see what it is going to look like, what new features are packed inside, when it will hit the market. Now that the iPhone 5 is here, does it live up to your expectations? Let us know in the poll below, [Poll] Is The iPhone 5 A Home Run For Apple?.3 Ways Social Media Is Reshaping the Political LandscapeThe recent political conventions underscored a few disconcerting trends. Our political leadership is not only out of touch with reality but also tends to distort the truth. How can social-media-based innovations address these challenges, 3 Ways Social Media Is Reshaping the Political Landscape.8 Surprising Startup Lessons – What You Don’t Know You Don’t KnowIt takes more than a big idea and a thorough business plan to start a new business. Most entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure what else it takes until they’re well underway, and many are shocked to discover important elements of startup success that they simply hadn’t considered at all, 8 Surprising Startup Lessons – What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know.Screw The New iPods: We Need Better Music PlayersThe new iPods Apple announced on Wednesday are totally adorable. They come in all kinds of cute colors, and the Nano has new bouncy candy icons. They’ve been “completely renanoed” and “engineered for maximum funnness.” No, really, they’re nice. But you know what we didn’t get and will probably never get? A 500GB iPod. I, for one, am not content with renting music, Screw The New iPods: We Need Better Music Players.New Changes To Twitter’s Embedded TweetsTwitter product manager Brian Ellin wrote in a blog post last week that the firm is “launching a new tool that makes it easy to embed interactive timelines of tweets on any website,”New Changes To Twitter’s Embedded Tweets.ReadWriteWeb ChannelsEnterpriseTake My Facebook Password? Over My Dead BodyIs Microsoft Challenging Google on HTTP 2.0 with WebSocket?[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics MobileFacebook Friends: How Many Is Too Many?Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified CommunicationsSquashing Bugs: The Many Layered Approach to Mobile App TestingCloudFollow ReadWriteCloud on Twitter and join the ReadWriteCloud LinkedIn Group.Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source ReleaseBox Launches Its Own Enterprise Cloud Operating EcosystemGoogle’s Go Programming Language Grows Up: Now What?HackFollow ReadWriteHack on Twitter.Google Adds New Toys to OAuth PlaygroundTrello: Online Collaboration Software at Its FinestRevenge of the DevOps: Microsoft Targets Next Visual Studio for Admins TooReadWriteWeb CommunityYou can find ReadWriteWeb in many places on the web, a few of which are below.ReadWriteWeb on FacebookReadWriteWeb on TwitterReadWriteWeb on Google+ReadWriteWeb on LinkedInReadWriteWeb on PinterestReadWriteWeb on StorifySubscribe to the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-upWant to have this wrap up delivered to you automagically? You can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email. Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

An Introduction to TRICARE®

first_imgThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on February 19, 2016. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly eNewslettersEmail Address First Name Last Name Mark your calendars for our upcoming MFLN Military Caregiving professional development webinar entitled, An Introduction to TRICARE®!Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternDate: Tuesday, February 23, 2016Event Location: An Introduction to TRICARE®This session will provide you with an overview of the TRICARE® benefit for service members and their families. The webinar includes details about eligibility, TRICARE® program options, priority access to military hospitals and clinics, the TRICARE® Pharmacy Program, how Medicare affects TRICARE®, and the Affordable Care Act.Our Presenter for this event is Lennya Bonivento a Health Systems Specialist in the TRICARE® Management Activity area for the Department of Defense.Registration is required to join the webinar, but can be completed on the day of the event. Also, we will be offering Continuing Education Credits as well as Certificates of Completion for those that may be interested in receiving training hours for attending the event.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join the webinar, simply click on An Introduction to TRICARE®. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public.For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. Mobile option for Ustream is available for Apple and Android devices.last_img read more

Follow-Up Thoughts on My Sony a7S Critique

first_imgA 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.last_img read more

Sports science boosts pencak silat team

first_imgRead Next Association head Princess Jacel Kiram said the 14 athletes who came here underwent “sportonomics,” which analyzed their endurance based on their blood specimen.“This is the first time we had it,” said Kiram whose charges ended a 12-year gold medal drought in the SEA Games after Dines Dumaan triumphed in the tanding Class A 45-50-kilograms Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe said the pencak silat team went to Thailand for two months’ training although the squad didn’t employ a foreign coach.Then, according to Kiram, the athletes had a 60-day “isolation camp” in Camp Canawan in Morong, Bataan. “They were not allowed to go home or see their families and spent the whole time training and bonding with each other,” said Kiram.Already, the Philippines won one gold and one bronze, with two more athletes vying for the top honors late Tuesday.Last SEA Games, the country could only come up with three bronzes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UFC president would ‘rather not’ have Conor McGregor in boxing ring again Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—An obscure Indonesian martial arts just made its contribution to the Philippines’ struggling campaign here Tuesday.And pencak silat has sports science to thank for it.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more