Airport efficiency suggestions

first_imgDear Editor,It is nice to see the upgrades that have been done to the CJIA airport. The new facilities will provide a comfortable, modernised experience for travellers. To complement these improvements, I would like to make a few suggestions to improve the ease of transit experience for passengers.1. Simplify the process for filling out departure and arrival records – An online system to check-in and complete the forms necessary for departure and arrival records should be implemented to ease the burden on families travelling with small children. The current process of filling out individual forms for each traveller is fatiguing and time consuming for persons (like myself) who travel with 2-3 small children in tow. Let’s have a secure form accessible by passengers online and authenticated by a security code generated by the system and sent to the passenger. Also, have the option for one form to be used to cover a family of two parents and three small children, filled out by one of the adults.2. Make scanning luggage easier and more convenient – Instead of having to load your luggage up on a trolley then taking it to a special scanner for use by multiple passengers, why not have multiple scanners located at each customs aisle. This way, the airport can scan multiple passengers’ luggage simultaneously and significantly decrease time spent going through customs. This will benefit both arriving and departing travellers and can allow the airport to serve more flights daily.Development should not be limited to facilities and aesthetics only but should incorporate the policies, procedures and training provided to airport personnel to handle flights. There has been an uptick in the number of foreign visitors passing through Guyana, and as oil comes to the barrel, there will be more. Having an efficient, functioning system for travellers will be critical to ensuring they have a good experience entering or exiting the country.Sincerely,Shazaam Allylast_img read more

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Local badminton player aspires to play for Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  Rishav Sharma has dominated the para badminton court from early on and hopes to play for Canada in 2020 at the Tokyo Olympics Games.The 20-year-old India native started playing badminton at the age of 14 when his sister introduced him to the sport. He instantly became fond of the sport, practicing for up to 10 hours a day.Sharma said, “I tried out for the team in school and made the team. I competed in five straight Junior Para National Championships and won them all. In 2015 they didn’t have a junior division so I competed in the senior division and placed second in doubles and third in singles. I won Nationals in the senior division in 2016 in India.”- Advertisement -Rishav Sharma moved to Canada and Fort St. John in September of 2016 and attends the Northern Lights College in its Business Management program.Sharma said, “I attend school and work and play badminton for around 5 hours when I practice and that’s what fills up my schedule. Because I don’t have any sponsors I have to pay for all my travelling expenses such as flights and hotels.”He recently won gold from a tournament in Prince George last April and placed first in Vancouver at the Para Badminton Provincial Games in August all of which were in the u-23 category.Advertisement The badminton star has dreams of playing for Canada at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but to play for Canada he needs to apply to become a Canadian citizen. Something he says he plans to do after completing his last two semesters of college.Sharma said, “playing in the Olympics would be a dream come true.”He will be competing at the Para Badminton International Tournament in Colorado Springs at the end of October.last_img read more

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Burnley boss Dyche hits back at Mourinho’s referee criticism

first_img1 Burnley manager Sean Dyche has hit back at Jose Mourinho’s criticism of referee Martin Atkinson after the Chelsea boss blamed officials for his side’s 1-1 draw with the Clarets on Saturday.After the Stamford Bridge clash, Mourinho highlighted four “crucial moments” in a thinly-vied attack on Atkinson, the most controversial of which saw midfielder Nemanja Matic sent off in the second half.Matic was dismissed for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Serbia international with a high, late challenge that Mourinho described as “criminal”.Chelsea’s website also broke down the incidents, while publishing the views of personalities who agreed with their manager.But Dyche claimed it was necessary to “give a balanced view” on the game’s events in a ten-minute interview with Burnley TV, in which the boss defended Barnes’ tackle.“When moments like that occur, it’s very rare there is not a reaction to that moment in the stadium,” the manager said.“Look at the reaction from a bunch of expert footballers from the Chelsea side – the likes of John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanovic – big, strong boys who are on right top of this moment.“Jose Mourinho has a similar view to me, the crowd behind me, circa 15,000, no-one reacts. In live time no-one reacts except Matic.“After the event, with hindsight and slow motion, statements like ‘criminal tackle’ are being used. I find that hard to adjust to.”Dyche also believes Barnes’ tackle was not malicious, but instead a natural movement of his leg after the forward failed to complete a pass.“After the event of course, it looks an ugly challenge,” he added.“Ashley Barnes tried to play the ball down to Dave Jones behind him, his momentum and the pendulum motion of his leg swings up through the ball.“Matic is late getting there – not in a vicious way – but that means his [Barnes’] leg pendulums through and hits him on the shin.”The Clarets boss also addressed the other three incidents that Mourinho cited, including two Chelsea penalty appeals that Atkinson turned down before half-time.Dyche admits Michael Kightly’s handball in the 33rd minute would “usually” result in a spot-kick but insisted Jason Shackell’s apparent push on Diego Costa eight minutes later was harder to call.“Jason Shackell definitely gets a mild hand on him – is that enough for him to go down? It’s a real debating point,” he said.“That’s a close one. The first one usually gets given but that one is a real tough one for referees.“He [Costa] is off balance anyway, he gets a slight nudge and he goes down.“I’m not remotely saying he went down easily or is trying to simulate, I just mean it’s a mild contact which inevitably means he ends up on the floor.“I think that’s a tough one, particularly when you consider the referee’s actual angle to see that incident.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Burnley boss Sean Dyche last_img read more

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BOTH SIDES PRESENT THEIR CASES IN BATTLE FOR DONEGAL AIRWAVES

first_imgThe audience gathers to hear both Highland and DLFM battle it out today. Picture by Brian McDaid.A large crowd has heard both Highland Radio and DLFM present the reasons why they both think they should win the radio license for the North Donegal area.Movers and shakers from across Donegal and further afield heard both sides present their cases to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland at the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny.Highland were up first and their presentation panel included Shaun Doherty, Lee Gooch and Linda McGroarty. Managing Director Shaun Doherty assured those present that despite their huge success to date, they will not sit still.“While Highland is proud of its 24 years of leadership in broadcasting we are not standing still.The Highland team are delighted with how things went today. Pic by Brian McDaid.“We remain fresh, relevant, exciting and dynamic with our listeners always at the heart of every decision we make,” he said.Highland’s financial controller Hazel Russell has said management have given a commitment of €2.5 million of investment in the expansion of the station. She added that due to the downturn meant that she did not envisage staffing levels will increase in the immediate future.Owner Gerry Rabbit called Highland a gem and gave a commitment going forward to expanding the station.After a series of questions by the BAI, the Highland presentation received a huge round of applause.DLFM, led by former Highland boss Charlie Collins were next up and didn’t pull any punches.Charlie Collins of DLFM has promised more female presenters and not a “snoozy’ afternoon. Pic by Brian McDaid.He claimed his consortium’s application, if selected, will “not ignore female presenters between 7am and 7pm” and will also not go into “snooze mode” in the afternoon. He added that DLFM will invest €1 million and also create 60 new jobs if chosen by the BAI with their catchline “Listeners first, local first.”Among the other DLFM delegates included Lisa Burkett, Paddy Simpson and Damian Blake.Financial controller Damian Blake stressed that DLFM are debt free and investors will not take a return for at least three years.CEO Paddy Simpson said the new proposed station will be the “people’s station.” “Listeners first, local first is our is our promise and it is one which we will keep.“DLFM will ensure our listeners’ views and opinions are represented, informed an entertained by local news and current affairs programmes as well as programmes for special interest groups,” he said.The BAI also asked questions in relation to music policy and promotion of Irish talent.DLFM also received a huge round of applause following their presentation.The BAI will now assess both applications and oral presentations and will make their decision in the coming weeks.The revised radio license will become operation across North Donegal in September.BOTH SIDES PRESENT THEIR CASES IN BATTLE FOR DONEGAL AIRWAVES was last modified: March 31st, 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:BAICharlie CollinsDLFMdonegalHighland Radioradio licenseShaun Dohertylast_img read more

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No offense? No problem

first_img “We couldn’t run it,” quarterback Mark Brunell said, “and, obviously, we didn’t throw well, either.” The loyal Redskins fans didn’t care, just as long as the team brought home its first playoff victory in six years. If they thought penetrating the Tampa Bay defense was tough, the Redskins were totally mismatched when they arrived on their buses at Redskins Park late Saturday night. More than 500 fans overwhelmed three security workers and rushed the players and coach Joe Gibbs, trying to exchange congratulations for autographs. Some looked forward to next week’s game by chanting “We want Seattle!” “In 12 years of playing, I’ve never been on a team that won a playoff game,” long snapper Ethan Albright said Sunday. “That was awesome. They were singing the fight song. Cars were lined up in the grass out there. There must have been a thousand people around.” Still, looking back a day later, one item after another leads to the inevitable question: How did the Redskins win that game? Clinton Portis, who had five straight 100-yard games, got 53 yards on 16 carries and left the game periodically after his sore shoulders got banged up. The Redskins had 95 yards rushing total, and the only run over 10 yards was an 11-yard reverse by receiver Santana Moss.Brunell went 7-for-15 for 41 yards and threw an awful interception that gave the Buccaneers good field position in the fourth quarter. His longest completion was 15 yards. He has now gone eight straight games without throwing for 200 yards.Moss, on the day he was named a Pro Bowl starter, was constantly double-teamed and caught two passes for 18 yards. The team’s only other receiving threat, Chris Cooley, fumbled after one of his two receptions.The Redskins’ only touchdown drive was 6 yards, following LaVar Arrington’s first-quarter interception. Their only decent drive of any kind was a 10-play march that yielded a field goal in the second quarter. They lost the time of possession stat by nearly 9 minutes.The Redskins played without their best cornerback, Shawn Springs, who sat out with a groin injury. Steady defensive lineman Renaldo Wynn broke his arm in the first quarter. Safety Sean Taylor was ejected in the third quarter for spitting in the face of Michael Pittman, leaving the defense vulnerable to deep passes in a late Tampa Bay comeback attempt that nearly succeeded.Punter Derrick Frost shanked a 14-yard punt with 1:05 to play, giving Tampa Bay great field position for its final drive. Ugly. Ugly. Ugly. “You don’t care about numbers,” Brunell said. “You don’t care how pretty it is, or how effective it is, or how effective you were on offense. To get a win is huge. You are on the road in the playoffs against a very good defense. We will take it.” ASHBURN, Va. — How did the Washington Redskins manage to win an NFL playoff game with only 120 yards of offense? That’s like shooting nothing but bogeys to win a major golf tournament. Or winning the local bowling league with a bunch of gutter balls. There are plenty of ways to express it, but the fact is that the Redskins set a new standard for futility in their 17-10 wild-card win over Tampa Bay on Saturday. Never in league history has a team won with so little offense. center_img The Redskins won the same way they’ve been winning since late November: They won the turnover battle. The top two plays were Arrington’s interception and Taylor’s 51-yard fumble return for a touchdown, which made for a 14-0 lead before the game was one quarter old. Meanwhile, when the Redskins fumbled, they got the ball back each time. Cooley, Marcus Washington and Antonio Brown all put the ball on the ground, but the Bucs couldn’t recover it. “Things are starting to go our way, I guess. If you want to call it luck,” said Washington, shrugging his shoulders. “(But) luck is opportunity plus preparation.” Turnovers do involve quite a bit of luck, at least that’s what the Redskins were saying when they had a minus-13 turnover differential in November. At that time, they lost 15 of their 21 fumbles, and had recovered only three of their opponents’ 18 fumbles. Since then, they’ve lost one of 11 fumbles and have recovered 10 of their opponent’s 16. So, either the Redskins are living a charmed existence that will take them to the Super Bowl, or they’re riding a bubble that’s about to burst. Either way, they know they need to find a way to gain more than 120 yards against the Seahawks. “We’ve got to really bring an offensive threat to the field next week,” guard Ray Brown said. “We didn’t carry our weight.” 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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SCIENTISTS SEEKING TO EXHUME DONEGAL GIANT

first_imgThe site on Cruit Island where the ‘giant’ was found in 1954.A team of research scientists are seeking permission to exhume the skeleton of what they believe was one of Ireland’s tallest men who is buried in Co Donegal.The body of the man, who is measured at 7’8” tall, was discovered in in 1964 by council workers filling a road.The body was interred at Cill Bhride cemetery on Cruit Island in 1954 but his identity and background still remains a mystery. Now a team of research scientists say they would like permission to find out more about the Cruit Island Giant.The grave at Cruit Island which locals believed has the wrong headstone and contains the 7’8″ man.One of the team, Brendan Holland, says that judging by the man’s long hair, he could be anything up to 500 years old.The Co Tyrone-based researcher first heard of the mystery man in an article by historian Andrew Sharkey in the local Rosses Annual.He says to exhume the skeleton and to remove a tooth and some bone fragments would possibly uncover a significant amount of information about the mystery giant. “I am guessing merely by his hair length that he could be that old. We simply can’t tell.“But if we were to be give permission to exhume the skeleton and take some samples then we could get a lot more information.“We could put an age on him and tell what his diet was like and such things. At the time Gardai measured him and he was 7’8”. That would put him in the tallest 2 to 3 per cent in the world,” he said.The team, who are carrying out a general study of Pituitary Gigantism, are first looking for a copy of the original coroner Dr McGinley’s report into the death.Brendan, who also has Pituitary Gigantism, has spoken with many local people including Breige Sweeney who was just ten years old when she came across the body. The body was just eight inches below the surface and just 150 yards from the waterline which meant it could have been washed up.Brendan Holland (back) with researchers on a previous project.It is estimated the man was in his late teens or early twenties when he died.Bizarrely, locals believe a headstone put on top of where the mystery giant is buried was erected in the wrong place in the graveyard.“We could answer a lot of questions with some DNA samples. We might be too late to help the Cruit Island giant but we can give him an identity of sorts,” added Brendan. Local historian Aindrui O Searcaigh, who saw the giant skeleton in 1954, remembers the day well.“I remember the day in February 1954 when the skeleton was uncovered at Sean Baile, Cruit Island by John Johnny Mhoir, Dan Paddy Bonner, Eddie Bonner under the ganger, James Campbell O’Donnell. When I came home from school, Minnie was there on a social visit with the news.“I immediately grabbed my bike and cycled across the strand from the Chapel to Lower Cruit and there at the Aughinnis crossroads stood John Johnny Mhoir. I asked John about the amazing find and he invited me to the top of the ardān. He peeled a heavy hessian covering back, revealing this very long skeleton. I had never seen a skeleton before and I shuddered in amazement and fright at the brown bones. John then produced a measuring tape and laid it from head to toes.“He measured it, and my recollection is, that it measured 7’ 9” and remember John marvelling at this enormous height, and wondering if it was the remains of a Dane, or a Spaniard or just a sailor, washed ashore far beyond the bounds of living memory. The spot where the remains were found is still visible today. On the top is this ardān there is a depression in the ground. It is much easier to find in Winter time when the grass is withered.“A post-mortem was performed by Dr McGinley of Letterkenny. I recall reading an account of the inquest in which it was reported that the Pathologist, having measured the femur and the arm bones, concluded that the height as measured in the grave at 7’ 9” was correct. A giant indeed. The Pathologist also divulged that molar examination indicated the remains was that of a late adolescent.“The remains were returned from Letterkenny to Kincasslagh where they were laid to rest after requiem Mass by Reverend Father Deegan C.C in the old graveyard Reilig Niamh Bridhge in Cruit, close to the point of discovery. A medium sized rough granite boulder, oblong in shape without inscription, was placed to mark the grave, a fitting mark on this earth for this unidentified human being.“Sadly, in recent times, some altruistic persons removed the original granite marker and replaced it with a headstone, somewhat similar in form to the headstones marking the nearby war graves, and with an inscription suggesting that the remains buried there are those of a victim of one of the great wars. There was no evidence of such, nor speculation of such at time of internment.”SCIENTISTS SEEKING TO EXHUME DONEGAL GIANT was last modified: January 31st, 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:Brendan HollandCruit Islandgiantresearchlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN FOUND GUILTY OF CAUSING CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO EX-GIRLFRIEND’S FACEBOOK PAGE

first_imgA Donegal man who caused criminal damage to his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook page after he admitted posting an offensive “status update” on it has been given a suspended jail sentence.The man caused criminal damage on his ex-partner’s Facebook page.The 30-year -old was acquitted last month of raping and falsely imprisoning the woman in her home on the same date. It is the first prosecution for criminal damage to a social media account.The man, who avoided a jail term, was charged under the Criminal Damage Act 1991 which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a €10,000 fine.The Irish Examiner reported how Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan asked how he was supposed to assess the damage if nothing had physically been broken.Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions replied that the offence had more in common with harassment than criminal damage and that the harm was reputational rather than monetary.The judge noted there was no relevant precedence to guide him in sentencing.Justice Sheehan called it a reprehensible offence which seriously damaged the woman’s good name but said that “fortunately” the status was quickly was spotted and taken down.He said that a financial penalty was the most appropriate and imposed a €2000 fine.The man, who cannot be named because of the rape charge, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to criminal damage on April 6, 2011. He had pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning and raping the woman at her Donegal home in the early hours of April 6, 2011.At a sentencing hearing today the court heard that the woman had remained friends with the man after their relationship ended in January 2011.A local garda told prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane SC that in the early hours of April 6, 2011, the accused went to her house to confront her over a perceived infidelity. When the accused later left the house, the woman noticed that he had taken her phone.He went through her text messages which confirmed to him that she was in a new relationship. He then logged into her Facebook from her phone and posted a “status update” in her name stating that she was “a whore” who would take “any offers.”The man was arrested shortly after. He admitted making the post and said it was because he was angry about the woman’s new partner.Defence counsel Isobel Kennedy SC said “they were the actions of a man scorned” and that he had been drinking beforehand. She said that this doesn’t excuse what he did but might help explain it.Counsel said his guilty plea was very helpful to the gardaí, particularly because no one from Facebook had given a statement and no one was ever likely to.Ms Kennedy said her client now has a new partner who was supporting him in court along with his parents. She said he has also secured a new job.She submitted that he made “full and frank” admissions to gardaí and is very remorseful. She asked Mr Justice Sheehan to mark the case by imposing a suspended sentence.DONEGAL MAN FOUND GUILTY OF CAUSING CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO EX-GIRLFRIEND’S FACEBOOK PAGE was last modified: July 1st, 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:courtdonegalFacebookjailrapelast_img read more

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Oxford captain Hudspith takes inspiration from Quins star

first_imgOxford’s Karl Hudspith has taken inspiration from Harlequins and England captain Chris Robshaw as he prepares to lead the defending champions against Cambridge in Saturday’s Boat Race.Earlier this week Robshaw sent a signed shirt to the Hammersmith-born Hudspith, who grew up in Twickenham and went to Hampton School.“I’ve been a Harlequins fan for quite a while now. Obviously being at Oxford it’s hard for me to get to games but I do when I can,” said Hudspith, the only remaining member of the Oxford crew that won last year.“I’ve tweeted a few times about Quins so maybe they took notice. It was a really nice surprise for me to come back from training and find a signed shirt from the England captain.”Robshaw had gained just one international cap in a seven-year senior career before being named England captain at the start of this Six Nations campaign.“One of the things I’ve done this year is look at great sportsmen who have gone from nothing and achieved a lot,” Hudspith added.“I feel like that’s my journey as well. I was so terrible when I started this sport, for the first few years I couldn’t even make the top boat for my year group at school.“To come from the Hampton School fourth eight to president of the blue boat is quite a journey.”Oxford are hot favourites for victory this year even though Cambridge have a weight advantage of 7.9kg (17lb) per man – the second biggest weight difference ever for the race between Putney and Mortlake.Steered by Zoe de Toledo, who went to school in Hammersmith, the dark blues have looked much better than their rivals in warm-up races and in training in London this week.But De Toledo warned: “It’s likely to be close. They’re a lot bigger than us but we’re rowing well and it might be a race that goes to the line.“From watching Cambridge it looks like they have made some big improvements in the last two or three weeks but we’re more interested in our own performances.”The pressure is on Cambridge coach Steve Trapmore, who was based in Hammersmith when he was part of the Great Britain eight that won Olympic gold in Sydney 12 years ago, as he goes into his second Boat Race.“We’ve been putting the race together for the last six months. The guys have been training hard, putting a lot of effort in and have come together pretty well,” he said.“We know Oxford are very strong and will be very, very fast so we’ve got to be able to put it together on the day to compete with the speed that they produce.” You can follow the Boat Race with live text commentary at www.theboatrace.orgFollow Martin Gough on Twitterlast_img read more

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The 6 Best Cases To Protect Your Video Gear

first_imgDo you have other tips for protecting gear? Let us know in the comments. Protect your video gear with this round-up of the six best cases on the market.Top image via Shutterstock.Filmmaking equipment is expensive. Choosing the right gear for your shoot requires careful consideration. After all, the right gear can make or break a shoot.However, you can quickly render your gear useless if you don’t also take measures to protect it. Cases and bags to transport equipment are just as critical as the equipment itself. Because there are so many variations and different types of protective gear, deciding which pieces are right for you can get confusing quickly. Below are a variety of protective bags and cases that you can buy on the market at a relatively good price. Remember: protection is more important than style.Lowepro Pro Roller X300 AW This bag is a stellar all-in-one choice for a one-man crew. It can accommodate two DSLRs with battery grips, or a single professional video camera. With a DSLR set up, it can house 8-10 lenses and a host of accessories. The best selling point for this case is that you can change it from a hard-shell roller into a compact backpack.In roller mode, it can also accommodate a lightweight tripod or monopod.Vanguard Supreme 53F Hard CaseWhile the Pro Roller offers robust protection for your equipment, it is not as durable as a solid hard case. The Vanguard Supreme 53F is compact and light enough for a lone wolf, but it also offers sufficient space for a standard gear set up. In the words of the brand itself, this case is “virtually indestructible.”The roller comes with customizable foam, or you can buy a divider bag. If you need a case for a variety of different jobs and will likely be swapping out your gear for each one, I would recommend buying the divider bag. I have a Pelican Case 1550 that was cut specifically to house a RED ONE. I now use a different camera, and my protective case doesn’t house it very well.This case is built to withstand extreme conditions. Waterproof up to five meters, it can withstand temperatures from 40°F/-40°C to 203°F/95°C. Pelican Case 1550Perhaps you want a dedicated case just for your camera or another piece of isolated equipment — for security or insurance purposes, for example. I mentioned that I used the Pelican 1550 to carry a RED ONE, and I kept it after parting with the camera. The reason is that it’s a solid case — one of the best, in fact. It’s waterproof, crushproof, dustproof, and corrosion-proof. I felt at ease carrying an expensive camera in this case. For extra security, it also offers two areas you can padlock. As one Amazon reviewer put it, “Pelican Cases are like portable bank vaults.”My 1550 is large enough to store a RED ONE, a 5.6-inch RED monitor, a battery, a battery plate, and wires for those accessories. It’s not large enough for a full cinema camera kit, but it offers enough space to keep the core equipment safe.Pelican Protector 1300The Pelican Protector 1300 is, essentially, a mini 1550 — perfect for gear you want to protect individually. This case is 9.87″ x 7″ x 6.12,” so it’s a lot smaller. In fact, it’s one of the smallest cases that can house a DSLR and still offer the same durability as a larger case. I use one of these to store my audio recorder and pre-amp.ARRI 571197 Heavy-Duty CaseStoring lights can be a pain if you don’t have sufficient storage facilities at home. I purchased the ARRI 571197 primarily so I could store my Fresnel kit in a secure location. It has a hard plastic shell and weighs thirty pounds by itself. It is a robust case, but it’s heavy. It does, however, have built-in wheels, which makes moving the lights a much easier experience.Unfortunately, it’s not large enough for any lights bigger than a 1k. I use it to transport two 650w, one 300w, and one 150w. There’s even enough room for a few rolled up gels and gobos.Pelican Case 0350I use the 0350 to store my LED lights and everything else. It’s waterproof, dustproof, crushproof, chemical resistant, and unbreakable. It’s also stackable with other cube cases, which makes it perfect for storage at home or in a vehicle. (You’ll find images of the military using this case because it’s so large and robust.) The case itself is quite wide and will often require two people to carry it. As such, there are two handles on either side. Or you can purchase wheels separately and install them yourself.This case offers four steel-reinforced padlock compartments. Like all pelican products, there are a variety of foam options available, but since this case is so large, you can also buy layer dividers to maximize its space. You could essentially have four layers of lenses.The only con for this case is that you need to replace the wheels every so often. The standard wheels you can purchase aren’t the best quality; I would recommend third-party rubber wheels.Here’s a bonus shout-out for the 0945 Memory Card Case. If you’re going to protect your equipment, why not go the extra mile and keep your media safe too? You can find options for compact flash and SD cards.last_img read more

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Adam Silver: Changes to NBA All-Star Game ‘an earring on a pig’

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The problem, Silver said, is how to make these other events meaningful.“The All-Star Game didn’t work,” he said, calling it “an afterthought” of the weekend despite changes like tinkering with the rosters through a player draft that was made public for the first time. “I get it. We put an earring on a pig.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe league is unlikely to make any changes — at least not any time soon — if only because a 70-game schedule like the one Silver discussed would require each team to give up six home games. Although players and coaches would love to see a shorter season, none is excited about taking a 20 percent pay cut.But the analytics conference in Boston’s Bay Bay convention center gives Silver the opportunity to think aloud about ways to make the NBA better. In past years he has addressed possible changes to the draft to discourage teams from tanking, but this year’s hot topic was New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the “one-and-done” policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)BOSTON — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — they would be giving up.Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, Silver raised the idea of replacing the All-Star Game with a midseason or preseason tournament in which teams would compete for a separate championship, like they do in European soccer. Or groups of teams could compete in mini-tournaments in Asia or Europe.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Celtics beat Wizards to end 4-game slide Silver said Davis’ public trade request (through his agent) was a problem for the league, but not all that different than other players who made the request behind the scenes. The more frequent shuffling of stars among teams was an unintended consequence of a collective bargaining agreement that was designed to shorten contracts so players wouldn’t be earning huge salaries long after they were productive.“Maybe that was a mistake,” Silver said.Davis told the Pelicans he would not accept an extension, but the team did not trade him before the deadline and then mulled whether to sit him out to minimize the risk of injury — and maximize its draft position. He is expected to be traded over the summer.“It’s a bad dynamic,” Silver said. “It’s a bit of a mess.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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