3 Video Production & Post Related Kickstarter Projects

first_imgCTRL CONSOLE$35,000 goal  •  Technologist Jeff Chow is aiming to introduce a game-changing application into the non-linear video editing marketplace.  As video editors, we’ve adapted to using keyboards (and shortcuts) to do our work.  Jeff makes an interesting point saying that keyboards were meant for typing, not editing.  CTRL CONSOLE takes the keyboard out of the equation – a video editing controller that is optimized for common editing tasks.  This is the highest dollar campaign of the three, but it’s almost the most intensive.  The implications it could have on how we edit video are substantial.Check out the Kickstarter page or video below:BOOMPRO$4,000 goal  •  The BoomPro gives the GoPro camera a new perspective. The BoomPro is essentially a camera mounted boom pole that can attach to a helmet, but instead of facing outward it faces toward the wearer.  This would be great for capturing action sport athletes (cyclists, dirt bikers, etc).  Check out the video for an example of these really cool looking shots.Check out the Kickstarter page or video below: Interested in the future of video production & post? Check out 3 Kickstarter campaigns that are aimed at bringing exciting new video products to market.Crowdsourcing site Kickstarter represents a fair share of independent filmmakers and content creators, but there’s also projects aimed at improving video production and editing tools.  The following 3 Kickstarter campaigns each hope to make their video related products available to the professional community.  Check them out below or head over to their Kickstarter pages to give them a funding boost!ANAMORPHICA$8,000 goal  •  The gang behind Anamorphica recently reached out to us to tell us about their newest Kickstarter project.  They hope to create a pack of high quality anamorphic lens flares that are accessible to independent filmmakers, giving them a high-dollar “Hollywood look”.  The flares will be created organically, so the funds are going to renting cameras and anamorphic lenses for creating the effects.  The resulting product will be a pack of 20 flares that can add punch to any film or video project.Check out the Kickstarter page or video below:last_img read more

Ayodhya case main litigant Mahant Bhaskar Das dead

first_imgMahant Bhaskar Das, the main litigant in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, passed away in Ayodhya on September 16. He was 89.The seer, head of Nirmohi Akhada, was a petitioner in the case since 1959. He was admitted to a private medical facility on September 12 following breathing problems where he later suffered a brain stroke. The seer will be cremated at the Tulsi ghat in Ayodhya later on September 16, close associates told IANS.Doctors had earlier advised that he be taken to a super-speciality hospital either in Lucknow or Delhi. However, the ageing priest refused to leave the temple town. Faizabad MP Lallu Singh, former UPCC president Nirmal Khatri and several local BJP and RSS leaders besides others paid their homage to the seer. All shops in the Hanumangarhi area in Ayodhya have downed their shutters as a mark of respect. The seer’s disciples recalled that he had cordial relations with Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the case, who passed away in July 2016.last_img read more

Nico Rosberg deserved his title, says Lewis Hamilton

first_imgFormula One world champion Nico Rosberg hailed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton as one of the greatest drivers of all time on Wednesday, and the Briton repaid the compliment by saying the German’s title was well-deserved.Hamilton sent congratulations in a message posted on Twitter after Rosberg had returned to his German birthplace in Wiesbaden.”We said we’d be champions back then, now we both are!,” said Hamilton, posting a picture of the two of them together as young go-karting team mates.”Congratulations Nico, you did everything a champion needed to do. Well deserved,” he added.We said we’d be champions back then, now we both are! Congratulations Nico, you did everything a champion needed to do. Well deserved ????? pic.twitter.com/CIFPw1K2Fq Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 30, 2016Rosberg, who lost out to Hamilton in the previous two years, made it third time lucky on Sunday when he clinched his maiden title with a second-place finish behind the triple world champion at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.FRIENDS TURNED FOESThe childhood friends have been fierce rivals in Formula One and their body language was distinctly frosty immediately after Rosberg clinched the title.There was minimal eye contact as they waited to go on the podium, where they did eventually shake hands in front of the crowd.Hamilton had done his best to scupper Rosberg’s chances by deliberately slowing the pace from the front, hoping to back Rosberg into a position where rival drivers could overtake the German in a last-ditch effort to overhaul his 12-point deficit.advertisement”Lewis is one of the best of all time. He sets a high standard,” the 31-year-old Rosberg told reporters.”It will always be difficult between us. We are in the same team and race against each other for titles.”It is virtually impossible to have a good relationship. We used to be best friends when we were young so at least we have this respect for each other. This helps somewhat,” he added.”I do not know how he feels at the moment but I know how I felt in 2014 and 2015.”Rosberg lost any hope of claiming the 2014 title with an engine problem at the final race of that season but, unlike Hamilton, has had no such reliability issues this year.”For me it was difficult to stomach. In 2015 I lost to him again. It will now take some time for him to process this,” Rosberg said.last_img read more



19 days agoWales coach Ryan Giggs: Man Utd must keep buying

first_imgWales coach Ryan Giggs: Man Utd must keep buyingby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWales coach Ryan Giggs says Manchester United need FIVE new players to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s under-fire side have won just five of their last 22 matches, and are winless in ten away games, ahead of today’s crunch Prem clash at Newcastle.Giggs told The Sun: “I see what Ole is doing and I support that. He’s brought in three players but he probably needs seven or eight.”So he needs another four or five. But you can’t do that over one transfer window, so you have to be patient because it will be slow.“What he is trying to do was much needed. He needs time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel Predicts A Radical Next Step For Conference Realignment

first_imgLogo map of college football teams.Up to this point, conference realignment has largely been about the expansion of the leagues’ footprints and adding games available to sell to broadcast partners. Even with possible movement in the Big 12, most believe that there will be around 64-68 schools divided up between four or five power conferences at the end of the day, with the rest of the FBS on the outside looking in.FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel thinks things will take an even more drastic change, with the sport’s upper crust eventually setting itself apart in an even more meaningful way. This morning, he published a post, framing what he believes the college football world will look like in 10 years. Rather than the four or five power conferences that we are now accustomed to, Mandel sees the top 24 schools in the sport joining together to create their own four-division “conference” that will eventually decide the four teams that make up the College Football Playoff. Rather than further expansion, he expects a “consolidation of power” in the sport.What will college football realignment look like in 10 years? Think consolidation, not expansion. Story: https://t.co/ErD34sFUVD— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) May 16, 2016 Here is how Mandel lays things out: mandel divisions His explanation: with the ongoing shift in how people consume television and live events, maximizing the number of big-name matchups to draw the biggest audiences every week will be the new goal of the sport.Whereas the last round of realignment was driven by inventory — bundle together as many schools from as many markets as possible to command the highest possible subscriber fees — the next round will be more about content. Put on the biggest possible games to garner the largest possible audience because the viewers themselves will become the buyers rather than Comcast or Time Warner.This is certainly different than what we usually see in college football realignment projection columns, and there is plenty of logic behind a lot of this. Whether these schools would actually ditch the majority of their leagues to make this happen is a huge question, but it is definitely not outside the realm of possibility.[FOX Sports]last_img read more

Apple to launch four iPhones in 2020 Report

first_imgSan Francisco: Apple is expected to launch four iPhones with significant specifications in 2020, a report has said. The Cupertino-based company is expected to launch three iPhones with OLED screens, with display sizes of 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch. The devices will also have 5G connectivity and advanced 3D sensing camera technology, news portal GSMArena reported on Tuesday. The fourth iPhone is expected to feature an iPhone 8-like design and come without 5G connectivity or OLED panel, the report said. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The new line-up would help the company sell 195 million units in 2020, up from an estimated 180 million in 2019, the report quoted a J.P. Morgan Chase note as saying. Apple will also have its own 5G modem ready by 2022-23 which should reduce the iPhone-maker’s dependence on Qualcomm, it added. It is also being speculated that the upcoming iPhone XR 2 is coming with Apple’s A13 processor made with a second generation 7nm process that would increase battery performance, thus offering a longer battery life as compared to the iPhone XR. Meanwhile, according to tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to upgrade the camera resolution and set-up in its 2019 line-up. The front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, a triple-camera set-up would be installed in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens.last_img read more

CCTV camera bylaws

City staff have been given the green light to work with Hamilton Police to see about changing CCTV camera bylaws, allowing home owners and businesses to record on more than just their property.The current bylaw allows people to position security cameras to point only on their property. This change would permit residential, commercial and private properties to film sidewalks and the roads, something many in this city have been doing already and have helped solve crimes.Whether it’s an attempted robbery or catching a recycling worker throw blue bins directly into the truck. City Councillors say a lot of crime occurs on the streets and surveillance footage is helping police catch the people responsible.Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, the Chair of the Police Board, says a bylaw change is long overdue, “These are new technologies available to help solve crime and they have worked recently.”In the murder case of Tim Bosma, CCTV cameras were used to pick up the movement of his killers.In Waterdown the suspected gunman who killed Angelo Musitano was caught on camera.Councillors say if security cameras weren’t pointed towards Chesapeake Drive in Waterdown, police would never have spotted a vehicle tied to another murder case in Vaughn.This case and others are why Councillor Sam Merulla calls the current bylaw nonsensical, “Here are these residents that have contributed to such a successful end result but yet would be subject to bylaw infractions.”A first offence under the current rules could cost you up to $20, 000 but catching someone is nearly impossible without a warrant.Ontario’s Former Privacy Commissioner is strongly opposing the suggested change and raises a number of questions. “Who’s collecting this data? How is it being used?”After a scandal in Yellowknife where one of the employees were caught using the camera to watch women, track and follow them, Ann Cuvoukian says this is the exact thing politicians should want to avoid.If a new bylaw is created councillors say it will ensure property owners can’t point cameras into someone’s backyard or into another person’s window. City staff will be looking at the change and presenting council with their findings at a later date that is yet to be determined. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Companies in the news:Transat A.T. (TSX:TRZ). Down 42 cents or 2.5 per cent to $16.19. The fate of Air Canada’s $720-million takeover bid for Transat A.T. Inc. rests with regulators after shareholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition offer Friday. In a special meeting, shareholders of the Quebec-based tour operator voted 94.77 per cent in favour of accepting the $18-per-share transaction from the country’s largest airline. The deal will narrow the field of airline competition, securing for Air Canada about 60 per cent of the Canadian transatlantic market and helping the company maintain a firm hold on Montreal air travel.TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Down 42 cents to $64.37. One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court which rejected an attempt to force the developer to reapply for state approval. The court upheld the decision of regulators who voted in November 2017 to greenlight a route through the state. The court’s decision was a victory for the US$8-billion project, which has been mired in lawsuits and regulatory hearings since it was proposed in 2008. The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 in favour of an “alternative route” for Keystone XL instead of TC Energy’s preferred pathway for the pipeline.Cargojet Inc. (TSX:CJT). Up $11.66 or 12.86 per cent to $102.33. Shares in Cargojet Inc. shot to a record high Friday after the company announced a new deal with Amazon.com that could see the online retailer acquire a stake in the company that provides overnight air cargo services. Amazon already uses Cargojet’s charter aircraft services to move packages from Amazon warehouses to distribution centres for final delivery, but the deal announced Friday is designed to encourage it to use the network even more. Under the agreement, Mississauga, Ont.-based Cargojet will issue warrants to Amazon for variable voting shares that will vest based on milestones of business that Amazon gives Cargojet. The Canadian Press TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,037.58, down 215.88 points).Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 17 cents, or three per cent, to $5.50 on 13.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 14 cent, or 8.14 per cent, to $1.58 on 12.9 million shares.Belo Sun Mining Corp. (TSX:BSX). Materials. Down five cents, or 11.49 per cent, to 38.5 cents on 11.3 million shares.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Materials. Up four cents, or 2.56 per cent, to $1.60 on 8.4 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up 13 cents, or 2.87 per cent, to $4.66 on 7.7 million shares.OceanaGold Corp. (TSX:OGC). Materials. Up 17 cents, or 5.74 per cent, to $3.13 on 7.7 million shares. read more

Senior UN official calls for investigation into death of Palestinian in Israeli

Mr. Jaradat, who was arrested on 18 February, died on Saturday, according to a statement released by the office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry.“The Special Coordinator takes note of the preliminary findings of the autopsy that was conducted on Mr. Jaradat’s body with the participation of Israeli and Palestinian experts,” said the statement. “The United Nations expects the autopsy to be followed by an independent and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Jaradat’s death, the results of which should be made public as soon as possible.” Mr. Serry and Deputy Special Coordinator James W. Rawley discussed the situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention today with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat. Both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay have spoken out in recent days about Palestinian detainees in Israeli custody, particularly following reports of the fast deteriorating health conditions of several who have been on hunger strike. “The United Nations remains concerned about the deteriorating health of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike, and reiterates that those held in administrative detention without charge should be charged and face trial with judicial guarantees in accordance with international standards, or promptly released,” said today’s statement.It added that the UN is closely monitoring the situation on the ground “where mounting tensions present a real risk of destabilization.” “The United Nations appeals for maximum restraint by all parties to prevent further violence. The United Nations will continue engaging with the parties on the ground with a view to finding a solution that addresses the plight of prisoners and preserves the calm.” read more

Jorge Villafanas MLS journey started with an open tryout

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Timbers defender Jorge Villafana was just a kid in high school when he got a shot at reality show stardom.Villafana’s uncle signed him up for the first Sueno MLS, or Dream MLS, essentially a made-for-TV tryout to play in the league. In 2007, the prize was a shot at Chivas USA’s under-19 team.For Villafana, it was Survivor-esque. He beat out 1,900 hopefuls to win the contest and later that year he was signed to an MLS contract with Chivas.And the rest, as they say, is history.“It gave me the opportunity to be what I wanted. It gave me the opportunity to become a professional soccer player. Every kid who loves soccer, it’s the dream to play at the highest level,” Villafana said. “Sueno MLS gave me that opportunity.”The California native, nicknamed Sueno for obvious reasons, now plays at left back for the Timbers, who visit Sporting Kansas City in the second leg of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. The two teams played to a scoreless draw in the opening leg last Sunday. Villafana nearly scored in the opening match, but his shot early in the game caromed off the post.It is Villafana’s second stint with the Timbers. He was also on the team that won the 2015 MLS Cup.Villafana’s career path is something of a league legend. Not only did his Sueno MLS turn earn him a spot on a team, but since then he’s also played in Liga MX and has become a regular on the U.S. national team. He was on the U.S. roster for the team’s two recent exhibition matches against England and Italy.Villafana was a high school senior when he tried out for Sueno MLS. Known then as Jorge Flores, he seized the opportunity as the youngest player on the under-19 Chivas team and caught the eye of the club’s top level coach, Predrag Radosavljevic.“I always wanted to be a professional soccer player, so when the opportunity came up I looked at a possible way to become a professional,” said Villafana, who changed his last name later in his career to honour his mother. “It turned out to be a good one.”Villafana went on to appear in 86 matches with now-defunct Chivas before he was traded to the Timbers in 2013. He made 50 starts with Portland and played an important role in the team’s 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew in the MLS Cup.“It’s always amazing when you are able to raise a trophy, and that was the first time I was able to do it, and the first time in club history. It was an amazing feeling,” he said. “But it never gets old, every time you get to lift a trophy it’s like you’ve never done it before.”Following the championship season, Villafana was sold to Santos Laguna in Liga MX, making 53 appearances with the club before getting re-acquired by the Timbers in August. He also won a title in that league.In May, Villafana and his wife were robbed after exchanging currency at a mall in the city of Torreon, Mexico, where Villafana was for the Liga MX final. His team went on to win the league’s Clausura championship.“I think it was time for me and my family to come back,” Villafana said. “When I left to go to Mexico, if I ever came back it was going to be to Portland — and luckily they did everything possible to bring me back.”He said he and his wife and their three small children are content in the Pacific Northwest.“It’s amazing. I love it, my family loves it. The fans are incredible. And the club is always in a good position to win,” he said. “So it’s perfect.”Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press read more

Expansion of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant means more water for Dublin

first_imgTHE LEIXLIP PLANT Expansion scheme has been opened in order to meet the current water demand.The new stand-alone €30 million water treatment facility will provide water treatment capacity of an additional 80 million litres of water per day for consumers in the Greater Dublin supply area, bringing overall production at Leixlip to 215 million litres per day.Dublin’s drinking waterThe Leixlip Plant is the second largest water treatment plant in the country and supplies approximately 30 per cent of the Dublin Region’s drinking water requirements, supplying North Dublin City and County as well as parts of South County Dublin and Kildare.The reservoir supplies water for over 130,000 customers in the Greater Dublin area and works were carried on time and under budget.Irish Water welcomed the official opening by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.“The rapid growth of residential and commercial development in the catchment area created a critical situation whereby an increase in water demand outstripped supply. The additional capacity provided by this new plant is vital to meet the current water demand whilst also providing capacity to meet future development needs,” said Hogan.Read: ‘Scandalous’: One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests>Read: Excessive lead levels in drinking water a ‘danger for young children’>last_img read more

Crucial Adrenaline adds an SSD cache to your hard drive

first_imgIf your hard drive is starting to show its age, and a quick defrag doesn’t help improve its performance very much, then it might be time to consider an upgrade. But do you replace the drive with a brand new one, or spend a lot more cash and go with a fast SSD instead?Crucial have decided to give you a third option with the introduction of the Adrenaline SSD drive. It’s only 50GB in size, but isn’t meant to act as a main storage device. Instead, Crucial has set this drive up as a large, very fast cache for the most frequently used files on your system.The drive is based on the Crucial m4 SSD, meaning up to 500MB/s read speeds and 95MB/s writes. When combined with the included Dataplex caching software Crucial believe you can see up to an 8x improvement in data access when compared to using a standard hard drive alone.It takes up to three runs of the software to achieve optimum performance as the drive and caching system needs to figure out what your most frequent files are, but after that there should be a very noticeable improvement in boot times and overall data access for common applications.At $117.99 the Adrenaline is around the same price as a 750GB hard drive. You could argue it’s worth the investment if the 8x performance gain is realistic, and it’s certainly cheaper than one of the latest generation SSDs. Crucial also include everything you need to fit the Adrenaline in the box, including a 3.5-inch adapter bracket, screws, and a SATA cable.Check out the installation video below:Read more at Cruciallast_img read more

Man who beat girlfriend and bit her face given threeyear suspended sentence

first_img Short URL 23,109 Views A WICKLOW MAN who beat his girlfriend for over an hour and bit her on the face after they had an argument in their home has been given a suspended sentence.Judge Melanie Greally said Ian Sheridan (32) carried out a very serious assault involving considerable violence but that a “custodial sentence is not necessitated”. She said Sheridan had dealt with his “demons” including addressing his drink and drug problems.The judge noted Sheridan raised €1,600 in compensation for his former partner Patricia Rodriguez, but that she did not want to accept it. The money would instead be donated to the women’s refuge Ms Rodriguez attended after the assault.Judge Greally imposed a three-year sentence which she suspended for three years on condition Sheridan keeps the peace and engages with the restorative justice programme.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that after the assault Ms Rodriguez sneaked out of the house when Sheridan eventually fell asleep. She never returned to the home again and spent some time in a women’s refuge. The couple had moved in together the previous month.Sheridan of New Brighton Terrace, Parnell Road, Bray pleaded guilty to assault causing harm on February 21, 2015.Garda Paul Newport told Maddie Grant BL, prosecuting, that Ms Rodriguez and Sheridan had an argument at their home that evening. She left to get some fresh air and coffee before returning back home. Sheridan arrived back an hour and half later.Ms Rodriguez later told gardaí she could smell alcohol from Sheridan and assumed he had been drinking.Sheridan then grabbed her hair, punched her around her eye and bit her face twice around her jaw. He also punched her all over her body.The victim said the violence lasted an hour or two and he wouldn’t stop when she asked him to. Sheridan dragged her from the bedroom to the living room during the attack.It came to an end when she suggested they go to sleep. She lay in bed awake and when she felt he had fallen asleep, she left, leaving most of her belongings behind.Sheridan was arrested but made no admissions during interview. He has previous convictions for theft, public order and road traffic offences.A victim impact and medical reports were handed into court but not read out.Garda Newport agreed with Kim Moloney BL, defending that Sheridan had offered Ms Rodriguez €1,600 as a token of his remorse and handed in a letter of apology.Counsel told Judge Greally that her client suffered from psychosis brought on by drug and alcohol abuse but he was now no longer using drugs. A probation report concluded that he was at a low risk of re-offending.Read: Man wanted on charges of kidnapping his ex-partner surrenders himself to authoritiesRead: Teen who repeatedly kicked his mother in head pleads guilty to dealing cocaine Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sonya McLean and Conor Gallagher Share1113 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3265464 Image: William Murphy 69 Comments Mar 1st 2017, 3:26 PM Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 3:26 PM Man who beat girlfriend and bit her face given three-year suspended sentence The judge said that a “custodial sentence was not necessitated” in this case. Image: William Murphylast_img read more

Partage des données privées Facebook recule

first_imgPartage des données privées : Facebook reculeLe week-end dernier Facebook annonçait que les développeurs qui travaillent avec l’API Social Graph avaient désormais accès aux données personnelles des internautes qui ont un profil sur son site. Face aux critiques, le réseau social fait aujourd’hui marche arrière. Les nouveaux accès à la vie privée des inscrits à Facebook sont désormais “en attente”, selon Clubic.com. Deux jours après avoir annoncé que ces données confidentielles étaient désormais accessibles aux développeurs, le réseau social semble reculer face à une vague de protestation.Facebook proposait aux développeurs d’applications tierces l’accès aux numéros de téléphone et adresse postale des membres qui ont renseigné ces champs sur leur profil. Si une validation par les utilisateurs de l’application était nécessaire, cette annonce a provoqué une véritable levée de boucliers sur la Toile en raison de l’aspect intrusif de ce système.Pour autant, Facebook n’abandonne pas ce projet. Il explique sur son blog que le partage de ces données fera l’objet d’une optimisation pour rendre plus visible les informations partagées par l’utilisateur au moment de valider une application. Ce ne serait donc qu’une question de temps finalement ? Le 18 janvier 2011 à 14:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NASA Needs Your Origami Skills for Space

first_img Freelancer.com and NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), through NASA’s Tournament Lab (NTL), need your help.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is calling on the public to submit solutions for three space exploration challenges.A $500 prize is available now to the person who can create a storyboard describing NASA’s REALM program in layman’s terms.RFID-Enabled Logistics Management is a three-phased experimental project based on radio frequency identification tech, with a primary objective to learn to automate logistics management for future missions.Be sure to describe all three phases of REALM, preferably without big-budget car chases and explosions. And try throwing in the official logo before submitting a storyboard and script online.If animation isn’t your style, two additional challenges are “coming soon.”One calls for an expert in origami folding—someone to create a portable radiation shield for use on a Mars transfer vehicle. The winning design will ideally protect spacecraft against galactic cosmic rays, and help guard human passengers against cancer risks.Another harks back to NASA’s In Space Manufacturing project, which, in 2015, made history by sending the first 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS).To highlight its continued innovation, the agency is now shopping around for a new mission patch that communicates “the key theme of space exploration, recycling of materials, and on-demand manufacturing,” according to an announcement.The chosen graphic will be used during presentations, on team items (apparel, mugs, etc.), and in education and public outreach materials.“We’re calling upon our 24 million users to imagine how robots can automatically prepare the space environment for human arrival, making life easier and more secure for the incoming astronauts,” Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie said in a statement. “NASA represents some of the very best ideas that our planet has to offer, and I’m sure our community will once again show the power of human ingenuity.”In 2015, NTL and Freelancer.com teamed up to crowdsource solutions to complex problems faced by astronauts—including 3D-printed tools and smartwatch applications.All challenges, Freelancer said, are aimed at folks who are “passionate about NASA and space exploration and have a talent for creative ideas and design.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

Video Preview for Bayley vs Asuka for the WWE NXT Womens Championship

first_img WWE posted the following hype video for the Bayley vs. Asuka NXT Women’s Title match at tomorrow night’s NXT TakeOver: Dallas live special on the WWE Network at 10:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 30.78%0:02Remaining Time -0:46 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Smackdown Women’s Championship match added to Clash of Champions on September 15 Pinterest Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Ric Flair Pays Tribute To Late Friend WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ Jerry Lawler Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Casemiro Ronaldo should win Ballon dOr not Modric

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d’Or this year instead of Luka Modric, says the Croatian’s Real Madrid team-mate CasemiroModric has had the most impressive year of his career to date and has already beaten Ronaldo to the World Cup Golden Ball and the UEFA Player of the Year awards.The 32-year-old playmaker is now being heavily backed by the likes of Real teammate Isco to put an end to Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold of the Ballon d’Or.Modric’s prospects were likely increased following another superb display for Real in Tuesday night’s Champions League opener against AS Roma, which saw the Croatian’s flawless pass create an opening for Gareth Bale to score the second goal in the club’s 3-0 win.Meanwhile, Ronaldo was shown a straight red card after just 29 minutes into his Champions League debut for Juventus against Valencia for an off-the-ball incident with defender Jeison Murillo.But Casemiro feels that former teammate Ronaldo deserves a sixth Ballon d’Or because it was his goals last season that helped fire Real to a third successive Champions League crown.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Luka’s year has been spectacular,” Casemiro told reporters on SportsMax.“But in my opinion, I would give it to Cristiano Ronaldo because he has been the best throughout last season.”Isco and substitute Mariano Diaz were the other goalscorers as Los Blancos began the defence of their Champions League title with a 3-0 win over Roma.“Last year they reached the semi-finals, almost got to the final, we have to value the match we have played,” Casemiro added.“I would say it was almost perfect, I’ll keep the goal chances that we have created. We will correct [mistakes], the important thing is to create 30 goal chances.“With Luka, Toni [Kroos] and Isco we have known each other for a long time, the quality they have is impressive, everything is easier, I know them and we feel very comfortable.”last_img read more

Kennicott rescues boat passengers in Canadas Inside Passage

first_imgAn Alaska Marine Highway ferry rescued five people after a small boat capsized Friday morning near Bella Bella, B.C. in the Inside Passage. “There were six people on board and all but the captain made it safely to shore on Humchitt Island,” RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson wrote in a statement Monday. The ferry Kennicott dispatched its fast rescue boat, ferry officials said. The 382-foot M/V Kennicott pulls out of Whittier in 2011. (File photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastaAlaska) “The crew and master of the Kennicott did a very professional job in quickly assisting with the rescue,” Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey wrote in a statement. “All vessels and crews in our fleet drill for these types of situations as part of the AMHS’s  strong safety program and safety culture.”center_img The Bellingham-bound ferry responded to a distress call that a 26-foot boat was sinking near Humchitt Island about 200 miles south of Prince Rupert, B.C. The partially submerged vessel’s captain remains missing, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The rescue delayed the ferry by about four hours, Bailey said. She added the Kennicott cut its time in port short to get back on schedule.last_img read more

ONGC RIL to gain as gas prices set for a steep hike

first_imgA technician is pictured inside a desalter plant of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 30, 2016.Reuters fileCompanies such as Oil & Natural Gas Corp and Reliance Industries will be the biggest beneficiaries, if the government raises domestic natural gas prices next week.Indian government may raise domestic natural gas prices to its highest level in two years, PTI reported on Thursday citing sources close to the development.Price paid to most of natural gas produced from domestic fields is likely to be hiked to $3.06 per million British thermal unit (mmbtu) from April 1, from current $2.89, the report said.The move, if implemented, will translate into higher compressed natural gas (CNG) price and increase cost of electricity and urea production.For every one dollar rise in natural gas price, state-run ONGC’s annual net revenue increases by Rs 4,000 crore and net profit by Rs 2,300 crore.The impact on oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries’ profitability is not likely to be as significant given the company’s low gas production of about 4.9 million metric standard cubic meters per day.While the increase in gas price will boost earnings of producers, it will also lead to a rise in CNG price and natural gas piped to households.As per the new gas pricing formula, gas prices are to be revised every six months based on average rates in gas-surplus nations like the U.S., Russia and Canada.Gas price was last hiked to $2.89 per mmbtu for October 2017 to March 2018 period from $2.48 earlier, which was the first hike in nearly three years.last_img read more