In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Defending champions Waterford had to dig deep to share the points as they scored a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Independence City in the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football League at the Waterford Primary School last Thursday. Dante Brown gave Independence City a first-half lead before Demario Knight equalised in the dying moments for the home team. Waterford and Bridgeport are the zone leaders on four points apiece. In other games, Bridgeport won the first match of the season in three tries as they whipped Port Henderson 4-1 and Ascot beat Belmont Park 3-1. In Zone two, Portsmouth have sole leadership with six points from two games as they beat Naggo Head 3-1. In the other game in the zone, Kensington and Gregory Park drew 1-1. Defending champs Portsmouth swamped newcomers Bridgeport 18-0 in the latest round of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary Netball League last Wednesday. In other games, Kensington defeated Belmont Park 8-1 while Ascot had a hard-fought 8-6 win over Gregory Park Primary. The competition continues on Monday. The league is in its fourth year and Portsmouth have won it twice (2014, 2015), and Greater Portmore won the inaugural year. Scotiabank lift inter-bank crown The 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football league moves into the knockout quarter-final stage today at 451 Spanish Town Road, Waterhouse, opposite Wray & Nephew Limited, starting at 3 p.m. The five zone winners and the three best second-place teams will be in action. Ashoka will oppose Rangers in the first match, then an hour later, Henley take on Youths United, the only team to win its three matches in the preliminary round. On Sunday, November 6, Mathatra will oppose defending champions Eurotrend and Miles entertain Whippers at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Akeem Peterson of Youths United is the competition’s leading scorer with three goals. The semi-final matches are scheduled for November 12 and 13 and the final on Saturday, November 19. The local favourites in both run and walk events shone brightly to cop the top spots in last weekend’s Knox 40th anniversary 7K Run and Walk in Cobbla, Manchester. Oshane Archibald of GC Foster, who easily won the Church Teachers’ College edition earlier in the month, again triumphed in the run event in a good time of 23 minutes 42 seconds. Former Holmwood Technical student now at Church Teachers College Melissa Thyme stole the show in the female category, crossing the line in 29:46. Bellefield’s Romar Mundle was the top school boy crossing the line sixth in 25:14. His schoolmate, 14-year-old Aneisha Lawrence, was the top girl, posting 31:11 and 35 overall. The walk events were predictably dominated by Jon Saleem Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie. These two have taken all the rural-based events this year. Oliphant won while posting 46:57, while McKenzie made it four from four in finishing third overall and the first female. Three more teams advance in Manchester KO Waterford, Independence City in 1-1 draw Fraser-Pryce six-a-side football continues today Howie Chin Prep school football round-up INSPORTS/Charles Chocolate five-a-side League Traditional rivals Belair and Mt St Joseph battled to a 0-0 draw. Defending champions Scotiabank retained the Western Sports-sponsored Norman Goodison Inter-bank football league title at Winchester Park, St George’s College last Sunday when they stopped Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) 5-0. The winners led 3-0 after 20 minutes. They went ahead in the sixth minute when captain Stefan Bartley scored his third goal in two matches. Nicholas Scott made it 2-0 in the 14th minute, and midfielder Ramone Reid scored the third in the 17th minute. Kevin Lamey killed off the game with a brace in the 76th and 90th minute. JNBS and National Commercial Bank will meet at Barbican playingfield tomorrow at 3 p.m. to decide who will play Sagicor in the JamClear Cup final. The JamClear Cup is contested by the teams finishing second to fourth in the Inter-bank competition. Portsmouth whip Bridgeportcenter_img Porus, Downs, and Los Perfectos have joined defending champions in the second round of the 2016-17 season of the Manchester FA/Brumalia House KO competition. Porus advanced after knocking out Comfort via the penalty shoot-out route after the two had played to an exciting 2-2 in regulation and an extra-time draw at Kirkvine Sports Club. Porus FC won 3-1 on penalties. Meanwhile, Downs FC used home advantage well and secured their passage forward with a 1-0 win over Villa United. At Manchester High School earlier this week, Los Perfectos, who are making a return to top-flight action, won 2-1 against Old England FC. The defending champions Ricam had earlier advanced with an opening 3-0 win over promoted team Technical Strikers. Domino Premier League Local favourites dominate Knox 7K Run/Walk El Instituto de Mandevilla won 4-1 against Hillcrest Prep to score the biggest victory of the day in the Howie Chin Prep football competition last weekend. El Instituto would go on to win a second game on the day, edging Charagape 2-1. They have now taken second place behind leaders Mt St Joseph. Of significance, West Indies College Prep, who are returning after an absence of five years, rebounded from their 4-0 drubbing on opening day at the hands of Mt Saint Joseph Prep to record their first win in a 2-0 effort against Sacred Heart. Asad Parchment scored twice. Peter Bunting football round-up Portland FA-Western Union Major League Spit Fyah took sole leadership of the Jamaica Domino Council Association’s Premier League after they trounced fifth-place Bull Bay United (32 points) 300-263 last Sunday. In other games, second-place Waterhouse United (41 points) defeated Vintage Pub 300-260; third-place Caribbean Classic (also 41 points) surprised fourth-place Braeton All Stars (35 points) 300-282; seventh-place Right Stuff (31 points) beat Naggo Head 300-251; Eighth-place Exceptional (30 points) cut down Small Axe 300-162; Soursop Tree shocked Jade Strikers 300-293, and Highlights schooled Memory Lane 300-292. In the girls’ category, Knox Preparatory School held Mount Saint Joseph 1-1 while Belair Preparatory School recorded a 3-1 win over Emmanuel. The Portland FA-Western Union Major League continues tomorrow. At Hectors River, Ujama CC will face Manchioneal FC, while at Boundbrook, Pavilion Progressive FC meet Taurus United SC. Both matches will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Only one was played last week featuring the Royal Flat Division, which has a split zone. That game saw Kendal defeating New Hall 4-0. Kendal, who has six points, is poised to advance along with the winners of the other half zone, Royal Flat. Tomorrow’s schedule features the last of the preliminary games with a double-header at the Hanbury Community field. The matches on are Kendal vs Land Settlement at 3 p.m. and Comfort vs New Hall at 1:30. At 3 p.m., it will be Kendal against Land Settlement. Other teams who have already secured quarter-final spots are George’s Valley, Blue Mountain, Old England and Porus. Bridgeport Police took no prisoners as they scolded IGL 5-2 in Wednesday night’s fixture in the INSPORTS/ Charles Chocolate Portmore Business House five-a-side Football League. Kimani Blissett netted a brace while Valdo Margon, Rushane Spence, and Quarmie Richards had a goal apiece. Cleon Origgio and Chris Cunningham scored for IGL. In the night’s other game, Portmore Gas defeated Wisynco 2-0 courtesy of a double strike from Devon Wilson.last_img read more

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US Trains 5 DEA Officers

first_imgThe United States Government, through the international anti-drugs agency, has extended a training opportunity to at least five officers of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).The training exercise, according to a dispatch from DEA, is expected to be held in Accra, Ghana shortly.Washington’s intervention comes in the wake of the passage and subsequent approval of the new anti-drug legislation by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and members of the 53rd National Legislature, respectively.The passage of the new anti-drug legislation is something that has made Liberia a compliant nation in line with the global fight against dangerous narcotics drugs and other harmful substances.DEA Director-general, Anthony K. Souh, is quoted in the dispatch as urging the five officers to pay keen attention to their courses, so as to acquire the needed knowledge that would make them efficient in the fight against drug peddlers across the country.Dr. Souh then praised Providence for His intervention, which he said, is steadily graduating the DEA from one level to the other, thereby shaping the dimension of the institution.“There was need to praise God for the passage of the drug law, and its subsequent approval by the President,” something he described “an absolute political will” that will go a long way in protecting the future of the nation from drug-driven evils.He said although the year 2014 was tedious and challenging, the DEA managed to achieve those fundamental things including anti-drug legislation and  deployment of officers at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) etc., without which the meaning of DEA could not be defined.He also called for uncompromising and  concerted efforts from the officers of the institution, because according to him, the eyes of the public and the watching world are set to see the agency overcoming the drug culture and reducing social evils in a decisive manner.He used the occasion to call for forgiveness, a firm team work and true spirit of loyalty to the state. “Forgive me if I ever offended you,” Director Souh appealed to his men.“Let us disarm our hearts and minds of envy, gossip and wishful thinking and forge ahead so that all of us can be proud of the DEA,” he noted in a conciliatory voice.Souh said the success of the DEA requires sharing opinions, creating the approximate dream and vision at all sectional levels.He promised that those who work harder stand to reap the resultant benefit.  He declared the year 2015 a “Year of Accountability.”He said performance and not connection and favoritism will be the yard stick by which his administration will measure its officers.“The goal of this institution is available for all of us to score. Therefore, I thank all of you who have the DEA at heart and are prepared to make the difference not in the interest of me as the Director, but in the supreme interest of the state and the international community, who expect more from us in the fight against drugs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Be Good Ambassadors’

first_imgKing Ogunkoya: “Nigerians living in Liberia are significantly contributing to the development of the country.”— Yoruba King Cautions Nigerians in LiberiaThe King of the Yoruba Descendants in Liberia, has called on his kinsmen to serve as good ambassadors in their respective businesses, professional offices and areas of works.His Royal Highness, King Omobolaji Ogunkoya, who has successfully ruled the community for the past three years, said Nigerians want Nigerians in Liberia, and in the diasporas to be law-abiding citizens.King Ogunkoya said that if they are to prove to any government or nation that they are peaceful and law-abiding, it must be demonstrated through their actions.“I know my people are peaceful, and generous, but we must not forget to exhibit these attitudes in our daily lives irrespective of where we live and places of our businesses,” he added.Ogunkoya said that despite the challenges facing Nigerians, especially Yorubas living in Liberia, they must take pride in their rich culture and diversity to project a positive image of their country.He said Nigerians, regardless of where they reside, must work tirelessly serving as good ambassadors, which he believes will protect the respected image of their country and its people.The King of the Yoruba descendants believes that if such action is taken, it will help to open more opportunities, and strengthen Nigeria’s bilateral ties with other nations, particularly Liberia.King Ogunkoya pointed out that Nigerians living in Liberia are significantly contributing to the development, and economy of the country through various businesses, including building construction firms.He said that Nigerians are greatly contributing to the Pro-poor Agenda in various areas such as education, health and construction, which he believes continue to positively impact the state.King Ogunkoya spoke over the weekend in an interview with reporters in Sinkor shortly after he returned from Nigeria where he had represented the Yoruba community at the 10th Coronation Anniversary of the paramount ruler of the Ugboland, King Frederick Eniolorunda Obateru Akinruntan.He described as fruitful his recent visit to Nigeria, adding, “It helped to reunite me and my entourage with our  cultural heritage, as well as provided the opportunity for my office to seek investment opportunities for Liberia that would include investing primary education.”Ogunkoya believes that quality education breeds national development and security and, as such, there is a need to prioritize that sector.“When I meet people, I call on them to invest in education, because quality education provides everything for any nation,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Agriculture programme being resuscitated in Region 10 schools

first_imgThe Agriculture Department within Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) has commenced its scheduled activities for 2019 with a major focus on the resuscitation of agriculture in schools and communities across the region. This was outlined by Regional Agriculture Officer, Deryck Collins who pointed to the two-phase programme, which he explained will focus on the re-establishment of agriculture in secondary schools and community agriculture development.“We’re re-establishing agriculture in the secondary schools and we’re looking at pushing agriculture production in the community,” Collins recently told members of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).He further outlined plans to construct shade houses in several secondary schools along with the provision of necessary farming materials, adding that the process of purchasing seeds, seedlings and materials for shade houses has already started.“We’re looking at the target of 20 shade houses across the region. So far the estimate-based budget allocation is about sixteen and we’re working to meet that twenty target…we’ve met with the schools so the process has been initiated…” Collins said.He further noted that some schools have expressed an interest in poultry and fish rearing as he explained that the Department will try to fulfil a promise of providing assistance. Collins said the Department is also trying to eliminate bottom house slaughtering and has hosted training in this regard in collaboration with the Public Health Ministry’s Veterinary Unit, Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. The initiative, he stated, saw forty-five farmers participating.The Department is also slated to conduct training on sweet pepper agronomy to assist farmers within the region. Collins noted that there are currently farmers in Region 10 engaged in a sweet pepper project with the National Agriculture and Research Institute (NAREI) and this would be of great benefit.Awareness on poultry rearing is also in the pipeline since, according to Collins, farmers have complained of heavy poultry mortality.“What we find is that a lot of persons rear both layers and meat birds but do not take into consideration the disease that attack these birds and a lot of persons are crying out for heavy mortality,” he said.Monthly agricultural training and exchange visits until December and visits to the Berbice, Demerara and Upper Essequibo Rivers every quarter are also on the agenda according to the Agriculture Officer. He noted that this is in an effort to extend the agriculture programme throughout the region in an effort for it to become self-sufficient. The activities of the programme were fully endorsed by RDC Councillors.last_img read more

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Tax preparation chains aim for immigrant filers

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pedro Morales filed his first income tax return four years ago, a difficult decision for an illegal immigrant and one that caused years of headaches because the apartment manager who prepared his return made so many mistakes. “It doesn’t help when you have a bad experience, because it makes you want to give up,” said Morales, 37, through an interpreter, acknowledging that many of his neighbors in Johnson County, Kan., who are illegal immigrants don’t file income tax returns. But Morales has continued to file taxes with the help of more-informed preparers, hoping to build a tax history that will help his case when he eventually applies for permission to remain in the United States. Morales isn’t alone. Many immigrants are filing tax returns either because of requirements showing a five-year record of tax payments when applying for a green card or a simple desire to get a refund. “They want to be compliant,” said Maria Aranda, who teaches financial literacy classes for El Centro, a Kansas City-are organization. She helped Morales with his taxes. It’s difficult to determine how many immigrants are filing income tax returns in the U.S. because the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t track tax filers by their immigration status. But paid tax preparation chains, such as H&R Block Inc., say they have seen anecdotal growth and are working hard to attract more of them. Kansas City-based H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax preparer, is going after the market in two ways. First, it has bulked up the number of retail offices with bilingual tax preparers, hoping immigrants are more comfortable discussing their financial situation in their own language. Next, the company last year rolled out what it calls its “spot franchise” program, which establishes H&R Block offices in major metropolitan neighborhoods where immigrant groups have concentrated. Waseem Hashlamoun’s company, Al-Muhaseb, or “The Accountant” in Arabic, has served his Middle Eastern-rich neighborhood on the north side of Chicago since 1995. Hashlamoun became an H&R Block affiliate last year, a move he said has allowed him to focus more on running the business than worrying about training his tax filers and has provided his customers with H&R Block’s full menu of financial services. “When we switched last year, over 95 percent of those who walked into the office asked, `Why did you change?’ It’s for you guys that I changed, so I can offer better services and products to you,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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LETTERKENNY STABBING: COUNCILLOR SAYS IT SHOULDN’T RUIN FESTIVAL

first_imgA LETTERKENNY councillor has said the stabbing incident in Letterkenny in which a Garda sergeant and three bouncers were stabbed cannot be allowed to overshadow a successful weekend festival in the town.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh insisted: “It’s important to note that this incident happened well after the Letterkenny Live gig had finished.“It is important that a negative message about Letterkenny Live does not take root because of one incident which happened after the event had finished, and there was a huge good humoured crowd at the gig itself. “The Gardai were excellent all weekend and policed the event efficiently and with common sense.“I hope that the Garda and the night club security staff injured in this incident fully recover from their injuries soon. I hope also that the perpetrator of this craziness is brought to justice and that a clear message is sent out to prevent further incidences of this nature and make it clear that carrying knifes in social settings is completely unacceptable.”LETTERKENNY STABBING: COUNCILLOR SAYS IT SHOULDN’T RUIN FESTIVAL was last modified: August 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:cllr jimmy kavangahLetterkenny Liveletterkenny lovelast_img read more

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COUNCILLOR TELLS PUBLIC TO STOP INSTALLATION OF METERS UNLESS WATER IS GOOD ENOUGH

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said people should stop Irish Water installing meters on their property – unless their water quality is good enough.Cllr Frank McBrearty is advising people not to allow Irish Water to install meters if their water quality is not up to standard.Cllr Frank McBrearty spoke out on the issue with thousands of meters to be installed in Donegal homes in the coming weeks.But the former Mayor of Donegal said he wanted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with householders to get the best standard of water quality. And the Raphoe-based politician said he was encouraging people to go to court if necessary to get a proper standard of water.Cllr McBrearty told Donegal Daily “What I am advising people to do is not to allow Irish Water onto their property if their water quality is not acceptable.“If that means going to court and explaining that the quality of water is not up to standard then so be it.Cllr Frank McBrearty“On a personal level my water is fine but I know just 500 yards away from me is simply not good enough at all. I would be advising people like that not to allow meters to be installed on their property,” he said. He added that Irish Water is a business and they must operate within acceptable business standards.“My father runs a pub in Raphoe and if he handed out a pint of Guinness or Smithwicks that wasn’t of an acceptable standard, then you would not expect a person to pay.“If the same thing happened a second time, then you would not expect a person to come back into the bar.“There is a standard that Irish Water must meet and they are not meeting that at present.“Until such time as that happens, I am advising people not to allow Irish Water staff onto their property to install water meters,” he said. COUNCILLOR TELLS PUBLIC TO STOP INSTALLATION OF METERS UNLESS WATER IS GOOD ENOUGH was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:Cllr Frank McBreartydonegalIrish Watermeterslast_img read more

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Los Osos jumps to fifth

first_imgLos Osos’ 52-21 upset victory against previously No. 2-ranked Rancho Cucamonga has thrown a wrench into The Sun’s prep football rankings. The victory catapulted the Grizzlies (5-1) from eighth to fifth in this week’s rankings and dropped Rancho Cucamonga (4-2) to eighth. Meantime, Colton’s impressive 50-12 victory against Redlands kept the Yellowjackets (5-1) at No. 1. Redlands is an unranked team that led Los Osos 20-0 in the first half of its game before losing. Chino (5-1) defeated Diamond Bar to stay at No. 2. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Redlands East Valley (5-0-1) struggled against Eisenhower before subduing the Eagles 29-15 to move up to No. 3. Chino Hills downed Ganesha 43-6 and moved from fifth to fourth. Serrano made the long trek to Ridecrest to play its annual nonleague game with the Burros and stormed back from a 27-10 deficit to edge coach Jeff Steinberg’s team 30-27. That kept the Diamondbacks at No. 6. Upland (5-1) also stayed put following a 38-17 victory against No. 10 Alta Loma. Kaiser (4-2) pummeled Jurupa Valley 56-7 to stay at No. 9. Finally, Alta Loma retained the 10th spot, despite its loss to Upland, but has the likes of Sultana and Chaffey (both 5-1) breathing down its neck. center_img Sultana, which has been building for this season for two-plus years, will make its Top 10 breakthrough bid at Serrano on Friday night in a Mojave River League game. Rk. School (record) previous 1. Colton (5-1) 1 2. Chino (5-1) 3 3. REV (5-0-1) 4 4. Chino Hills (6-0) 5 5. Los Osos (5-1) 8 6. Serrano (5-1) 6 7. Upland (5-1) 7 8. Rancho Cucamonga (4-2) 2 9. Kaiser (4-2) 9 10. Alta Loma (5-1) 10 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN LAUNCHES UNIQUE ‘CLEAN UP POLITICS’ CAMPAIGN

first_imgTim Jackson takes his campaign to the doorsteps.A new citizen’s initiative called “Clean Up Politics” has been launched by Donegal man Tim Jackson in the run-up to the General Election.Jackson, from Ballybofey, previously founded the Africa-based building charity “Homes From Donegal.”He explained the goal of the campaign is to have candidates who run in the election agree to four policy points concerning politicians’ earnings, on the basis that TD’s who earn closer to the average wage will better understand the impact their decisions in the Dáil have on normal voters.The four policy points are:– TD’s salaries will be halved, from just under €90k to €45k– All expenses must be vouched with receipts– Tax-payer funding of political parties, currently almost €13m per annum, will cease– Ministerial and backbench pensions will be reduced to the average public service rate Jackson said “By asking a politician to sign-up to these policies, we’re essentially sorting the wheat from the chaff, testing them to see who is in the job primarily for their enormous pay-packet, and who is in the job to simply build a better Ireland. The majority of TD’s in this constituency and around the country have earned well over half a million euro each in wages and expenses during their latest term in office, not to mention the ex-politicians enjoying very fine pensions indeed.”“Like a lot of people, I’ve had enough of politicians and political parties selling us out, so we’re asking people to only vote for candidates who agree to these policies. It will still mean TD’s are earning considerably more than the average Irish worker, but not enough to remain in their ivory towers, unmoved by the harsh economic realities being faced by ordinary people around the country.”A public petition in support of Clean Up Politics has begun online and at the doorsteps, and Jackson has invited all voters to take an active part in ensuring their candidates fully endorse the initiative, prioritising its goals if elected. See more at facebook.com/cleanuppoliticsDONEGAL MAN LAUNCHES UNIQUE ‘CLEAN UP POLITICS’ CAMPAIGN was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Clan Up PoliticsdonegalTim Jacksonlast_img read more

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Check Out the Top 3 Trends at NAB 2019 Sure to Shape Filmmaking

first_imgLED FresnelsLast year, we saw everyone moving to RGB LEDS, following the lead of ARRI’s SkyPanel. Pretty much everyone brought out color changeable versions of their existing fixture lights — from Hive’s small spotlights to Westcott’s foldable LEDs (and everything in between).This year, it was the high-output LEDs. The COB (or Chip-on-Board LEDs) are getting brighter and cheaper, and there were quite a few brands offering LED Fresnels that are approaching — or even surpassing — the power of HMIs.Intellytech released the Light Canon Pro, a 400W Fresnel that meters at 120,000 lux at 3 feet. Unlike a HMI, these are cool, can plug into house power, and don’t have a delicate bulb that can break.Aputure refreshed their line of daylight Fresnels as well with the brighter, cheaper version of the 120D and 300D.The largest LED at NAB was the Mole Richardson 20K. It’s a 3000W LED that meters at 64,000 lux from 10 feet. The list price is US $40,000, but this kind of brightness and output will probably make its way into the mainstream over the next couple of years. The days of hot lights and generators on set could be numbered.Large-Format CamerasThe second big trend was large-format camera sensors. The Alexa Mini LF was probably the biggest news of the show. And Canon, Panasonic, and others all have large-format versions of their cameras waiting in the wings. Because cameras are so integrated now, changing the size of the sensor means changing many other things. There were a lot of new and existing companies releasing large-format-compatible lenses, a new large-format-compatible battery standard, the B-Mount from Bebob, and new storage devices (like the Codex Compact Drive) that can handle these faster bit rates.Camera IntegrationImage via ARRI.The last big trend we saw at NAB was device integration. The days of the camera system hidden under a mess of cables and third-party devices may be coming to an end.This started a few years ago with RED building the Xenomorph camera for David Fincher. It was one unit that incorporated a sensor, screen, wireless video, wireless audio, timecode, follow focus, and a battery mount. Now we’re seeing technology becoming available to the mainstream. Industry leaders (like ARRI) are producing cameras with built-in wireless transmission and focus systems. Companies like VITEC, or the Mac group, are acquiring multiple brands and integrating them.VITEC owns both SmallHD and Teradek, and they announced a wireless follow focus system that plugs into the wireless video transmitter, transmitter lens, and focus data, along with the camera image, so that a SmallHD monitor can display focus data from the follow focus.That’s our wrap-up of the major filmmaking trends at NAB 2019. Cine Gear is only five weeks away, so we’ll see if new gear — announced there — follows these developments.Cover image via NAB.Looking for more articles on filmmaking and video production? Check these out.The Cameras and Lenses Behind the Marvel Cinematic UniverseBreakout Director Kat Candler on the Best Festivals for First-Time FilmmakersNAB 2019: Our Favorite Releases from This Year’s ShowAdobe Releases New Content Aware Fill Tool for After EffectsIndustry Insights: Below the Line Women Speak Out Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at three big trends we saw at NAB 2019 that will shape filmmaking in the year to come.It was a pretty quiet year as far as new cameras go, but that meant that some other technologies took center stage at NAB 2019. Let’s take a closer look.last_img read more

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