CES 2018: First Look at Panasonic’s New Lumix GH5S

first_imgAt CES 2018, Panasonic unveiled its new Lumix GH5S with an updated sensor, new Cinema 4K capabilities, and additional improvements.Fresh off the CES presses, Panasonic’s new Lumix GH5S has leaked online after much much rumor and fanfare. The predecessor to Panasonic’s popular Lumix GH5, the antecedent’s update looks to be a truly video-forward mirrorless camera that will compete with Canon and Sony in 2018. While the GH5 was a strong offering at its price point (currently around $2,000), the GH5S should stay competitive with updated capabilities at a similar opening price point (rumored to be around $2,500).New SensorWhile the GH5 boasted a powerful 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor, Panasonic has announced that the GH5S will feature a new 10.2MP multi-aspect sensor, which should improve max ISO capabilities up into the 51,200 range (while the GH5’s ceiling was around 25,600). The new sensor will also provide sufficient margin to get the same angle of view in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios.Record Cinema 4K at 60/50pPerhaps the biggest headline for the GH5S’s advanced capabilities is the camera’s ability to record Cinema 4K footage at 60/50p. This is a major improvement and certainly a first in the market at this price point. The GH5S also now offers better color reproduction with new internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording capabilities with pre-installed V-Log (no longer an add-on purchase). Full HD and 4K video recording compiles with 4K HDR video with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for unlimited recording capabilities as well.Full List of ImprovementsFor those interested, the lightweight body will remain the same, but several other updates and improvements (many the result of the new sensor), will increase the GH5S’s capabilities for both video and photography as Panasonic’s affordable 4K play will undoubtedly send ripples throughout the industry well after CES ends.Atomos recently got their hands on the new model, testing its new capabilities.Enjoy saturated colours and capture sparkling shots even when shooting in V-Log format in the dimmest conditions. Colours are rich and deep even in super low light and reds are really red. Huge amounts of colour information are retained with 10-bit. This technological advance puts paid to the widespread assumption that you should never shoot Log in low light with mirrorless cameras because of excess noise. Now you can get the full benefits of a wider dynamic range and punchy colours and enjoy a clean image while staying in Panasonic’s V-Log, giving you a greater ability to manipulate your image in post-production.Specs:10.2MP multi-aspect sensor4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160)Max ISO 51,200 ceilingInternal 4:2:2 10-bit recording with pre-installed V-LogDual Native ISO TechnologyThe 225-area AF arrangement and light levels as low as -5EVReported Price: $2,500 (body only)last_img read more

Chafing of the skin

first_imgChafing of the skin refers to red sore skin that has been irritated by something continuously rubbing against it. Wear appropriate clean clothes for activities like sports or exercise to avoid chafing. If chafing occurs, use petroleum jelly or talcum powder as a lubricant on the affected areas of the skin to temporarily alleviate the irritation.Review Date:8/14/2011Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more


first_imgCaught in political and economic crises, Rio 2016 Caught in political and economic crises, Rio 2016 organisers have skimped as far as they can on food, transport and accommodation.Part of Rios problem is that it is following London 2012, hailed as the best Paralympics ever in terms of public support and sporting performance.To keep the Rio Games on track, city authorities had to promise 150 million reais ($46 million, 41 million euros) in August while the government got state companies to inject another 100 million reais in sponsorship.As the Games finally get underway, the 41 career gold medals won by blind American swimmer Trischa Zorn between 1980 and 2004 looks unbeatable, but the Paralympics will inevitably produce new tales of courage.The 28-year-old Rahman, disabled since birth, is aiming to become the first Paralympian to bench press 300kg. His rivals in the powerlifting over 107kg category have already conceded the gold medal to the Iranian. – Show will go on -====================China will have a record 308 athletes in Rio looking to beat their 95 gold medals from London when they topped the table for the third straight Paralympics.They have swimmer Xu Qing competing in his fourth and possibly last Games, seeking to add to his seven gold medals.Meanwhile Britains Weir is in Rio to add to his six gold medals. The 37-year-old, born with a spinal deformity that has kept him confined to a wheelchair since birth, is entered in five events.”It will be my last Paralympics and I just want to medal,” he said. “If I come away with a medal, Ill be happy. My coach is telling me that Im quicker and faster than Ive ever been, so that gives me a lot of confidence.”advertisementAnd IPC president Philip Craven said that despite the cuts, the show will go on — something that looked in doubt when the funding crisis came to light last month.”The Games will happen, but they may not be — I wouldnt say tip-top, but maybe not as relatively luxurious as in the past,” he said.”Paralympians are resilient people, (as are) the staff teams that back them up, and our Paralympic family will pull together,” added Craven. AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

UTokyo Baseball Loses 86th Straight

first_imgTOKYO — A Japanese university baseball team extended its own record of futility on Oct. 26, losing its 86th straight game while finishing a fourth consecutive year winless.The University of Tokyo was beaten 5-0 by Hosei University at Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium to prolong a losing streak that dates back to October of 2010.The result means that players who started playing for the team in 2011 will graduate without ever having experienced a single win.“It’s really tough,” senior outfielder Yuto Arii was quoted as saying by Nikkansports. “I want to apologize to the younger players. I have no idea what it means to play for a winning team and just hope the players next year can practice hard and make a stronger team.”The University of Tokyo, or Todai as it is more commonly known, is Japan’s premier university and produces many of the country’s top politicians, lawyers and doctors.But unlike rivals in the Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League, Todai does not offer sports scholarships or scout high school players. Since World War II, the team has never finished in the top half of the six-team league.The last time Todai won a game was in 2010 when it beat Waseda University 4-2.While Todai has stood firm on admission rules, the school has taken steps to try to improve its baseball team.Last season, Todai hired former Yomiuri Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Masumi Kuwata in a bid to turn around the team’s fortunes. Kuwata, a maverick in Japanese baseball circles, tried some new approaches but the losing continued.(JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Hussey swims against tide, says Ashwin should play ahead of Kuldeep

first_imgChennai, Jul 28 (PTI) ‘Swimming’ against the tide, former Australia cricketer Mike Hussey today said India should prefer veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin over Kuldeep Yadav in the upcoming Test series against England. “I don’t know what the selectors are thinking. Personally, I feel Ashwin should play ahead of Kuldeep. He has more than 300 Test wickets. Ashwin deserves his place in the starting XI,” ‘Mr Cricket’, as he is fondly called, said. Hussey’s opinion is in contrary to the prevailing viewpoint of many experts, who have backed the 23-year-old chinaman bowler’s selection in the Test squad for the five-match series. “Ashwin against the left-handers could play a big role. Kuldeep has done brilliantly but I feel India should persist with Ashwin. Kuldeep is young and can learn along the way,” Hussey, who is here as a Star Sports commentator for Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), said. Asked if India could win the Test series, he said the team has a great chance. “India is a good team playing good cricket. A lot of the players have been in England for a while, that is part of the battle. Getting used to the Duke balls, getting used to the pitches. It takes a while to get used to it,” he said. “One more advantage is that they are playing later in the summer. The pitches generally are a bit more flatter. Perhaps the spinners might come into play a bit more. The weather, which is currently dry and hot, that might play into India’s hands as well. One of the keys is scoring big runs. That will put scoreboard pressure on England.advertisement “England are a very good team in home conditions, they understand the conditions. They get a lot support from their crowds. I think India have some good support as well. It should be a fantastic series,” the Australian, who was batting coach of IPL champions CSK, said. When asked if veterans James Anderson and Stuart Broad would have a big role in the series, he responded in the positive. “Underestimate them at your own peril. Yes, better cricket may have been behind them but you still can’t write off great players and they always come back and show their class. They always pose a threat. They are still fantastic competitors and will perhaps have a say in the way the series is played out,” he said. Hussey tipped India captain Virat Kohli to do well after facing a tough time during the previous tour to the country in 2014. “The experience of last tour should help Virat Kohli. It’s unfortunate that he couldn’t play for Surrey due to an injury. He will be determined to do well this time. If he gets his confidence up and spends some time in the middle, he will be hard to stop.” The former batsman said India opener Murali Vijay has been preparing mentally for this series and expected him to do well. “Vijay is motivated for this series. He has been preparing mentally for a long time. He is working hard on his game. He is willing to work things out for himself. I am watching his progress. He is a special guy and I like how he thinks about his game. He is important at the top for India,” Hussey said. Asked who could be India’s key bowlers, he said they would feel the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, but expected the likes of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami to step up. “I would have said Bumrah but I didn’t realise he was injured. Same with Bhuvneshwar… testing the depth a little bit. I have always been a fan of Umesh Yadav. I think he is getting to a stage where is getting a better understanding of his game. He did well in the IPL and can hopefully carry that form into the series. “Mohammed Shami is also a very good bowler. He can have an impact as well if he can stay fit. I guess Ishant Sharma is there as well. They are all good bowlers, but they will miss the big two. It is going to be hard to replace the two,” he added. Hussey said England picking leg-spinner Adil Rashid for the Tests was a big gamble but backed him to do well. “I guess he was not interested in playing the long form of the game at the beginning of the summer. It is a bit of a gamble I guess. He obviously had experience at this level before. Listening to a couple of his statements he has been making recently, he seems really switched on and keen to play.”advertisement Talking about Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hussey said the CSK skipper lives in the moment. “He doesn’t worry about the future, that’s for sure. He just lives in the moment, playing each game as it comes and gives the best he can. As a coach, there is not much I need to tell him. He understands his game so well. I just try and observe if there is something different. “More often than not he likes a one-on-one chat. He doesn’t like these team meetings. He just likes to be left to his own devices and prepare his way. He knows his game well and doesn’t need too much coaching,” he added. PTI SS AHAHlast_img read more

India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Live streaming and Telecast Channels for Guyana match

first_imgRiding high on confidence after clean sweeping the T20I series, Team India will look to take the form into the 50-over format when they take on West Indies in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Providence Stadium on Thursday.India dominated the West Indies in the T20I series where they outclassed the opposition in all the three departments.With Shikhar Dhawan back in the side, he will have the responsibility to give India a solid start alongside Rohit Sharma. K.L. Rahul, who opened the innings in World Cup alongside Rohit, is likely to go back to his number four slot with skipper Virat Kohli coming ahead of him.This ODI series will be India’s first 50-over assignment after the World Cup debacle and the Men in Blue will fancy their chances against the West Indies side which will be strengthened by the inclusion of Chris Gayle in their squad.Gayle during the World Cup had announced that the home series against India will be his last and thus Jason Holder will hope that the 39-year-old bids farewell to international cricket in grand style.When is the West Indies vs India 1st ODI match?The West Indies vs India 1st ODI match will be played on August 8, 2019 (Thursday).When does the 1st ODI between West Indies and India begin?West Indies vs India 1st ODI will start from 9:30 AM local time (7 PM IST) on Thursday, August 8.Where will the West Indies vs India 1st ODI be played?advertisementProvidence stadium or the Guyana National Stadium will host the ODI series opener between West Indies and India.Which TV channels will broadcast West Indies vs India 1st ODI live?West Indies vs India 1st ODI can be watched on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3.How can I watch West Indies vs India 1st ODI online?Sony Liv will provide the live streaming for West Indies vs India 1st ODI.Where can I follow West Indies vs India 1st ODI live streaming?You can follow live updates and scores for West Indies vs India 1st ODI on https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the squads for India vs West Indies ODI series?India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep SainiWest Indies: Jason Holder (C), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.Also Read | IND vs WI, 1st ODI: After T20I triumph, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav set to make it big for IndiaAlso Seelast_img read more

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/hDntqifLdm— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more

Why recruit sportspersons when they make no efforts to publicise Air India, ask employees

Pankaj Upadhyay MumbaiJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 01:59 IST Employees are angry alleging that even at a time when there is shortage of manpower sportspersons are granted long leaves | File photo from REUTERSHIGHLIGHTSAir India employees say they have, on numerous occasions, raised objections to this practiceThey allege that the sports department in Air India has become an avenue for promotionsA letter demands long leaves obtained should be investigated by vigilance departmentNational carrier Air India recruits sportspersons under the sports quota.After Air India hit an acute financial crisis, the employees of the national carrier have put forth a demand saying that sports section should be restricted till the company is out of its crisis as the sports section incurs expenditure running into crores which is a burden on the company.The employees said that given the financial crisis of Air India, the company should work judiciously; especially when essential facilities given to the staff are being stopped or curtailed.The letter comes in the wake of the RTI revelations which have yet again started a heated debate if Air India is justified in these appointments and spending when it is going through a financial crisis.RTI reply by Air India Sports Promotional Board on August 8, 2018, reveals that there are a total 203 sportspersons employed with Air India from various games like hockey, cricket, football, kabaddi, badminton, chess, shooting, tennis, carom, judo, golf and swimming.Air India employees say that they have, on numerous occasions, raised objections to this practice.They allege that the sports department in Air India has become an avenue for promotions.”There are many sports persons who are indulging in private business. They take leave even for events. A kabaddi player takes leave for KPL. They even coach private teams at Air India’s expense. They take sports leave at the drop of a hat for personal events. Even for cultural activities they don’t report to work,” an employee said on condition of anonymity.advertisementIndia Today TV is now in the possession of a letter written by the President of Federation of All India Service Engineers Association (AISEA) and Air India Employees Guild (AIEG) to the Secretary Civil Aviation and CMD Air India.The letter complains on how the national carrier is spending on sportsmen and cultural activities despite huge losses to the company.The President of AISEA and AIEG in the letter says that the employees on many occasions have highlighted/objected to the issue with the management.He charges the Air India officials of making efforts to suppress the information with regards to the details on sportspersons.”It was only on the orders of the CIC that the said information was provided to the applicant.” the letter read.”It can be noted that the said 203 sportsmen have been benefiting from the largesse of the company but the company in return has not derived any major benefit by recruiting these sportsmen. It is a matter of record that they are being recruited on supernumerary posts. In none of the major sports events both national and international we see these sports persons carrying the Air India logo/banner but have the names of other sponsors boldly displayed on their sports gear. They forget that it was Air India that gave them the break in terms of bread and butter, but have made no attempt to publicise it,” the letter added.The letter further says that these sportspersons recruited barely attend to work under the guise of practice or events in which too there is no publicity for Air India. The only place where Air India gets publicity is when there is a tournament amongst the public sector undertakings or amongst the airlines.Former Air India Executive Director Jitendra Bhargava said, “Air India had introduced this policy to give global exposure to budding sportsmen when corporate patronage was a rare phenomenon and sportsmen were not well paid. The policy needed a change as more corporates came in and players in some games started earning in crores and Air India’s own finances worsened. Most players like cricketers, don’t undertake publicity assignments for the airline because they are tied up with other sponsors. Regrettably, neither successive management have asked them to contribute nor have sportsmen felt any obligation towards the company, barring a few exceptions.”The employees are also angry alleging that even at a time when there is shortage of manpower the sportspersons are granted long leaves for participating in private events and also for undertaking their private business which has no publicity value for Air India.Aviation expert Mohan Ranganathan said, “During the 70s, 80s and 90s, sportspersons, especially in Hockey, did bring in publicity and also spent time working as flight pursers, etc. The shift to having sportsmen who are doing no work is making it a worthless expenditure of tax payers money.”The letter demands that the long leaves obtained should be investigated by the vigilance department as they are a burden on the scarce resources of the company.advertisementAir India refused to comment on the matter.Also Read | Air India issues caution notice to cabin crewAlso Read | Air India may ban pilots from bringing own food after fight over washing lunchboxAlso Watch | Bhangra for celebrating first Air India flight between Amritsar and Birmingham in 8 yearsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Next Why recruit sportspersons when they make no efforts to publicise Air India, ask employeesThe employees said that given the financial crisis of Air India, the company should work judiciously; especially when essential facilities given to the staff are being stopped or curtailed.advertisement read more

Ricky Gervais Urges Australians To Support Bill To Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing‏

first_imgBritish comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, who stars in Muppets Most Wanted launching across Australia this week, is urging his Aussie fans to get active to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.Ricky Gervais Supports Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaignCredit/Copyright: Humane Research AustraliaA renowned animal advocate, Ricky is speaking up on behalf of the Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign. Co-ordinated by Humane Research Australia and Humane Society International, it is part of the largest campaign in the world to end animal testing for cosmetics such as lip stick and shampoo.Ricky will be tweeting for the campaign to encourage people to lobby their MPs, and has issued a striking photo in which he sports a temporary Be Cruelty-Free tattoo on his chest.The End Cruel Cosmetics Bill was introduced earlier this month by Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, and seeks to ban both cosmetics animal testing within Australia, as well as the import and sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics from abroad. This would mirror the historic ban in place across the 28 member countries of the European Union, the world’s largest cosmetics market.Ricky said: “I love all animals and I hate to see them suffer in any way. Rabbits and mice who have cosmetics dripped in their eyes or spread on their skin, are just as deserving of our compassion as the animals with whom we share our homes. Let’s end their suffering. I’m proud to support the Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign and urge all Australians to get involved. Go online, tell Parliament to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill, let’s end cosmetics animal testing in Australia and the world.”Animal testing for cosmetics is still legal in Australia. Although often assumed to occur infrequently, there are no official statistics to show how often such tests are conducted here or how many animals are subjected to cosmetics suffering. Additionally, many of the cosmetics on sale in Australia’s shops will have been tested on animals in another country.Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats are the species most often used in cosmetics testing. They have chemicals dripped in their eyes or force-fed to them in massive, lethal doses. The results are of questionable relevance to humans, and such tests are being surpassed by state-of-the-art non-animal test methods.Hannah Stuart, Be Cruelty-Free Australia’s Campaign Co-ordinator, said: “Ricky is a true champion for both animals and people, which is why we’re so thrilled to have his support. Testing cosmetics on animals is bad news for the animals but also bad news for consumers because these tests are so questionable scientifically. It’s time for them to be consigned to the history books where they belong and the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill is our chance to do that.”Click here to send an email to your Senator asking them to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.last_img read more

Bloomberg Paulson Steyer back report on cost to regional economies from climate

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.The report, released Tuesday, is designed to convince businesses to factor in the cost of climate change in their long-term decisions and to push for reductions in emissions blamed for heating the planet.It was commissioned by the Risky Business Project, which describes itself as nonpartisan and is chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Thomas F. Steyer, a former hedge fund manager.“If we act immediately, we can still avoid most of the worst impacts of climate change and significantly reduce the odds of catastrophic outcomes,” Paulson said.Among the predictions: Between $66 billion and $106 billion in coastal property will likely be below sea level by 2050, labour productivity of outdoor workers could be reduced by 3 per cent because extremely hot days will be far more frequent, and demand for electricity to power air conditioners will require the construction of more power plants that will cost electricity customers up to $12 billion per year.“Every year that goes by without a comprehensive public and private sector response to climate change is a year that locks in future climate events that will have a far more devastating effect on our local, regional, and national economies,” warn the report’s authors.The analysis and calculations in the report were performed by the Rhodium Group, an economic research firm, and Risk Management Solutions, a catastrophe-modeling company that works for insurance companies and other businesses. It was paid for by the philanthropic foundations of Bloomberg, Paulson and Steyer, among others.The report analyzes the impacts of climate change by region to better show how climate change affects the businesses and industries that drive each region’s economy.— The Northeast will likely be most affected by sea level rise, which will cost an additional $6 billion to $9 billion in property loss each year.— The Southeast will likely be affected both by sea-level rise and extreme temperatures. The region, which has averaged eight days of temperatures over 95 degrees each year, will likely see an additional 17 to 52 of these days by midcentury and up to four months of them by the end of the century. This could lead to 11,000 to 36,000 additional deaths per year.— Higher temperatures will reduce Midwest crop yields by 19 per cent by midcentury and by 63 per cent by the end of the century.— The Southwest will see an extra month of temperatures above 95 degrees by 2050, which will lead to more frequent droughts and wildfires.The report does not calculate the cost of these droughts or wildfires, or many other possible costs such as the loss of unique ecosystems and species and the possible compounding effects of extreme weather conditions. Nor does it calculate some of the ways economies could adapt to the changing climate and reduce the costs of climate change.“There’s a whole litany of things not calculated in the assessment,” said Gary Yohe, an economics and environmental studies professor at Wesleyan University and vice chair of the National Climate Assessment, a U.S. government project set up to study the effects of climate change. Yohe was not part of the Risky Business Project report, but he was asked to review it.Still, he said, “The general conclusions are right on the money.”He also said that while other groups have also attempted to calculate the financial impacts of climate change around the world, this report is notable because of the business and financial experience of the people behind it. Beyond the three co-chairs, the members of the group’s risk committee include Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, former Cargill CEO Gregory Page, and George Shultz, former treasury secretary and secretary of state.“These are people who have managed risk all their lives and have made an enormous amount of money doing so,” Yohe said.Jonathan Fahey can be reached at http://twitter.com/JonathanFahey . AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bloomberg, Paulson, Steyer back report on cost to regional economies from climate change by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2014 10:06 pm MDT read more

National Lotterys first £10k a month for life winner goes public as

Dean says at the top of his bucket list is a hot air balloon ride and a tandem sky dive: “I cannot actually believe that I am really going to be able to do these things – and do them right now.”Everything still seems quite unreal – the news really is still sinking in.”Dean, who currently lives with his sister, Sarah, who introduced him to Set For Life, said a deposit for a home of his own is also high on the priority list, together with a family trip to Disneyland.He added: “I have a trip already booked for Disneyland Paris with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew- and this win will mean lots of extra spending money.”I am now worry free for the rest of my life.” A 24-year-old Amazon worker is celebrating after becoming the first person to win the National Lottery’s £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.This will total to £3.6 million, and he has already quit working for the tech giant in the hopes of becomimg a script writer, as well as fulfilling items on his zany bucket list.Dean Weymes scooped the huge top prize while playing Set For Life for the first time on the national lottery website on Monday last week.He said he “could not believe” what he was seeing when he realised he had matched all numbers and a Life Ball.Dean’s winning numbers were: 18, 21, 23, 34, 39 and the Life Ball: 3.He said: “I have always wanted to fulfil my dream to become a script writer and this now allows me the freedom to do it.”I didn’t have to give it a second thought – I quit my current role so I can begin to work on the job I have always wanted.Dean, who worked shifts and weekends in the transport team at Amazon before the win, added: “I studied screen writing at university as this has always been a passion of mine but I have never been able to do anything with this.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Hillsborough families to attend preinquest hearing today

first_imgFAMILIES OF THE 96 victims who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster will attend a pre-inquest hearing in London today where a date and location for new inquests are likely to be set.The hearing follows the quashing of the original inquest verdict of “accidental death” last December following an independent panel report which shed new light on the disaster 24 years ago in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at the Sheffield stadium.The report found that dozens of those who died had the potential to survive had they received proper medical treatment and exposed a police attempt to cover-up their culpability for the disaster and smear Liverpool fans, portraying them as having been at fault.The original finding of accidental death by an inquest in the early 90s proved hugely controversial and families of those who died and survivors of the disaster fought for over two decades to have the verdict overturned as it was late last year.A separate police inquiry into the disaster and South Yorkshire Police’s actions in its aftermath is under way following the discovery of new information in an examination of thousands of documents related to the disaster by the British government-appointed panel which reported last year.The police inquiry is likely to take years to complete but could result in prosecutions of former and current police officers.Today’s pre-hearing will take place at the High Court in London and will be overseen by Lord Justice Goldring, who was appointed as coroner for the case last year.The hearing is expected to get under way at 11.30am, concluding at around 4.30pm, by which time a date and location for the hearings are likely to be determined.Large numbers of families will attend the hearing and for those who can’t travel proceedings will be broadcast live at the Crown Court in Liverpool.Earlier this week, the Liverpool Daily Post quoted a lawyer for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign as saying that the families anticipated the hearings to start next January.Elkan Abrahamson also paid tribute to campaigners Anne Williams and John Glover – who each lost sons at Hillsborough – who have died in recent weeks.He added: “I don’t think they will be the only ones. I am sure others will die over the next year.”The Hillsborough documents: What we’ve learned so farColumn: The full story of the Hillsborough disaster is still to comelast_img read more

Adobe releases emergency Flash patch all WindowsMac users need to install

first_imgAdobe has been forced to release an emergency patch for its Flash player following the discovery of critical bugs that allow the installation of malware. The exploit is confirmed as affecting both Windows and Mac users, but Adobe isn’t taking any chances and has also issued the patch for Linux and Android users, too.The reason this exploit is being viewed as critical is because it is already in use in the wild. Word documents containing malicious Flash content are doing the rounds, with the payload being dumped on to a machine if the user opens the document while running an unpatched version of Flash on their system. It goes without saying you shouldn’t be opening suspicious Word documents, but if you do by mistake then it could be quite costly today if your machine remains unpatched.There are actually two critical bugs at work here (CVE-2013-0633 and CVE-2013-0634). The first was discovered by security vendor Kaspersky Lab, the second by several organizations including MITRE, the Shadowserver Foundation, and Lockheed Martin’s Computer Incident Response Team. In both cases, Word documents are being used to distribute the malware, however, 0634 can also launch an attack from a website if loaded in Firefox on Windows or Safari on Mac.To defend against the exploit you can either uninstall Flash or update to the latest version, which can be downloaded directly from Adobe. The version you want to be running is Flash Player 11.5.502.149, which can be checked on Windows and Mac by visiting the About Adobe Flash Player page. Android users can check their version by navigating to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications and viewing the version listed there.last_img read more

iPhone 4 les fans étaient au rendezvous la nuit dernière chez Orange

first_imgiPhone 4 : les fans étaient au rendez-vous la nuit dernière chez Orange, découvrez les imagesFrance – Les aficionados d’Apple ont pu, dès minuit, acheter le nouveau smartphone de la firme à la pomme : l’iPhone 4. Ils ont auparavant dû s’armer de patience, car les files d’attente étaient longues à Lille, Lyon et Paris.Les trois boutiques Orange des Champs-Élysées, de Lille Grand Place et de Lyon Cordeliers ont frappé fort avec leur opération marketing : une ouverture nocturne exceptionnelle a eu lieu à minuit pour la sortie du nouvel iPhone.Même si les fans des produits Apple avaient déjà pré-commandé en masse sur Internet ou par téléphone, les couche-tard ont été nombreux à se languir dans les files d’attente. Certains étaient déjà dans les starting-blocks plusieurs heures avant l’ouverture des magasins, afin d’être absolument sûrs de pouvoir tester leur nouveau smartphone à minuit. Qui plus est, il était probable que les stocks ne soient pas suffisants pour satisfaire la demande, et les clients ont préféré éviter tout risque de repartir bredouilles, ou avec un simple coupon leur permettant de retirer le smartphone à une date ultérieure.À lire aussiCes deux modèles de smartphones sont maintenant interdits en France, voici pourquoiSeul hic : le modèle noir est disponible dès aujourd’hui… mais pas le blanc. Pour les fans de ce coloris, il faudra patienter jusqu’à fin juillet.Pour voir les images des files d’attente : https://www.maxisciences.com/iphone-4/iphone-4-les-fans-etaient-au-rendez-vous-chez-orange-la-nuit-derniere_art7996.htmlLe 24 juin 2010 à 10:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

The Best SciFi On Netflix Streaming

first_imgCurious as to the best streaming device for your buck? Look here.Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that Netflix has a pretty solid selection of sci-fi to stream. Picking through all of the detritus, though, can be a slog. There are a lot of lousy low-budget disease pandemic freakouts and cyborg fight club cheapies to skip over.If you don’t feel like scrolling forever to find the cream of the crop, we’ve got your back. What follows is a list of the 11 must-watch science fiction flicks that are streaming right now on Netflix. We’ll update it as movies are added and removed, so bookmark this page. You’ll want to come back to it when you’re setting up for a binge.Turbo KidCreated by an idiosyncratic Canadian filmmaking collective, Turbo Kid is a gore-soaked post-apocalyptic homage to classic 80s sci-fi flicks with a personality all its own. When the Kid discovers the armor and wrist blaster of his favorite superhero Turbo Rider, it brings him into conflict with a warlord who grinds up his enemies to extract their precious water. Along with a beautiful female robot named Apple and a one-handed arm wrestling champion, the Kid finds his inner strength and helps change the world for the better. It’s charming, beautifully shot and acted, and a ton of fun.Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2The Disney deal continues to pay off for Netflix, as they add the excellent Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel to the streaming library. Featuring one of the all-time oddest Marvel villains in Ego the Living Planet plus plenty of the banter, classic 70s rock and sexual tension we’ve come to love, this is a great push into the cosmic storytelling that is coming to a climax in the forthcoming Infinity War. Lots of fun Easter eggs and secrets to spot on multiple watchings too.The RoadJohn Hillcoat’s adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel is one of the grimmest and most uncompromising movies on this list, a stark illustration of post-apocalypse reality. Viggo Mortensen is astounding as a scavenger who will do anything to keep his son alive, and the cinematography is nothing short of brilliant. This isn’t a feel-good film by any means, and everybody involved commits unflinchingly to the atmosphere of the movie. It’s one of the least commercial sci-fi films to ever come out of Hollywood and definitely deserves your time and attention.BarbarellaBased on the French comics of Jean-Claude Forest, this 1968 Jane Fonda vehicle is a slice of swinging 60s sexploitation that’s visually exhausting. Fonda plays the titular heroine with a heaping dollop of camp, mugging her way through increasingly ridiculous situations like battling off carnivorous dolls and overloading an “orgasm machine” with her furious libido. It’s about as politically incorrect as you can get, but the costumes by Paco Rabanne are insanely good, the production design is great and the Maurice Jarre soundtrack slays.MoonDuncan Jones’ 2009 debut feature is one of the most claustrophobic sci-fi films ever made, starring Sam Rockwell as an astronaut finishing up a three year stint as a helium miner on the dark side of Earth’s only natural satellite. When he’s confronted by an exact duplicate of himself, it sends him into an existential tailspin that calls everything he knows about his life into question. Made on a low budget, it’s an inventive and clever movie that uses plausible science to go to some very strange places.Hard To Be A GodOne of the coolest things about Netflix’s sometimes schizophrenic selection is the offbeat foreign films that sneak through. Aleksei German’s 2013 Hard To Be A God is a great example. When a group of scientists travel to an Earth-like planet that is technologically centuries behind our own, one is chosen to infiltrate their society and help them progress forward. You can probably guess how well that turns out. Hard To Be A God is dark, deranged and uniquely Russian, well worth a look for a different view of the universe.EmbersClaire Carré’s debut feature takes place in a world that’s been ravaged by a neurological virus that left survivors with retrograde amnesia. The few humans still left behind try to contend with their new status as people unable to reach back into the past or create new memories. It’s a pretty unconventional take that manages to pull a lot of emotion out of its five overlapping stories. This isn’t one you can halfway watch, though, so put the phone down and give it your full attention.Galaxy QuestIt took a while, but in 2016 Galaxy Quest is finally getting the recognition it deserves. When the cast members of a cancelled sci-fi TV show are mistaken for actual space explorers by a desperate alien race, things spin wildly out of control. What could be just a Spaceballs-esque farce brings an unexpected amount of emotional depth to the table? Great performances, including the late Alan Rickman, put it on the list. Apparently, there’s a darker, R-rated cut out there somewhere that nobody’s ever seen, but until that surfaces this version is more than fine.The Iron GiantBefore Brad Bird was one of Pixar’s greatest weapons, he helmed this animated feature for Warner Brothers about a boy and his robot. The Iron Giant was a tremendous critical success but failed to make its money back at the box office, partly due to the studio not knowing how to promote it. It became a cult classic on cable and home video, and it’s still a really compelling watch today. The titular Giant’s animation was done with cel-shaded CGI and the animators had tons of creative control, resulting in a very personal-feeling film.OkjaWhile we’re on the subject of mysterious friendships, Korean surprise hit Okja won us over. When 26 genetically enhanced “super pigs” are sent to farms around the world, it kicks off a remarkably compelling tale that examines our responsibility to the animals that feed us. This one might make you a vegetarian, as the titular hog is an empathetic, fascinating animal that interacts in unexpected ways with the human cast. Sci-fi is at its best when it takes moral quandaries we all wrestle with and amplifies them, and that’s something Okja does with style.Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDisney’s new deal with Netflix means all sorts of good movies are winding up there for the first time, and July of 2017 brings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first big-screen installment that’s outside of the main nine-movie timeline, this follows a ragtag group of Rebels as they steal the plans for the Death Star. The tone of this one is much more WWII war movie, as it introduces a new group of characters that aren’t necessarily going to make it through OK. Expanding the Star Wars universe is a no-brainer, but we’re happy that the end result is this ambitious and interesting.Removed From NetflixSadly, movies don’t stay streaming forever, and every month the selection on Netflix changes. When a movie gets taken off of the service, we’ll put it down here and let you know where else you can get it.RoboCopPaul Verhoeven’s dystopian 1987 classic is one of the most unflinchingly steel-eyed looks at the future of militarized policing, and it’s even more relevant in our modern age of drones blowing up snipers. RoboCop, if you’ve been living under a rock, is the story of Alex Murphy, a devoted Detroit cop who gets the majority of his body blown away in a shootout. He’s transformed into a seemingly emotionless cyborg and put back on the streets to set things right. Let’s not talk about the 2014 remake.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoTerminator 2: Judgement DayJames Cameron broke all the rules making the sequel to his time-traveling robot murder movie, and in doing so, he created one of the most iconic sci-fi films of the 90s. T2 brings Arnold Schwarzenegger back, but as the hero this time, tasked with protecting John Connor from a morphing liquid metal killing machine. Great performances, unforgettable action scenes and the best nuclear apocalypse ever captured on camera make this one an all-time classic.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe Fifth ElementLuc Besson’s sci-fi fantasia is pretty much absurd from beginning to end, but it’s also visually delicious and a hell of a lot of fun. Bruce Willis stars in this 1997 flick as a taxi driver who meets a mysterious woman who just happens to be the key to preventing the extinction of all life in the universe. An incredible performance by Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, one of the best screen-chewing villains of all time, is more than enough reason to watch.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoBack To The FutureOne of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of the 80s, all three Back to the Future movies were on Netflix until October of 2016. It’s absurd that we’d have to recount the plot of these to you, a human being with the Internet, but here we go: ordinary teen Marty McFly gets zapped into the past courtesy an electrified DeLorean and must absolutely not bone down with his mother to save the timestream as we know it. Fast-paced and funny with a career-making Crispin Glover performance, the first flick is the best but the sequel’s pretty solid too. The third one (set in the Wild West)? You can skip it.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe Running ManArnold Schwarzenegger’s late-80s, early-90s run of movies is pretty unimpeachable, and one of our personal favorites is 87’s The Running Man, an alternately grisly and ridiculous spoof where he gets dropped into a murderous game show and has to fend for his life. Jesse “The Body” Ventura is awesome as “Captain Freedom,” and the other “stalkers” are fun as hell. Long-time game show host Richard Dawson shines in the role of the villainous Killian. In the era of increasingly lurid reality TV, this movie seems more accurate than ever.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialSteven Spielberg’s 1982 megahit is one of the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time. When a short, weird-looking alien is stranded on Earth, a group of kids help him find his way home. That’s a grotesque oversimplification, of course, but the plot isn’t what makes E.T. a classic. It’s the great performances, subtle and effective effects work, and attention to exactly what makes kids different from adults – something so many 80s movies mastered and seems to be nearly lost today. This is a prime feel-good movie that will fill you with nostalgia for an era of sci-fi gone by.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoSky Captain and the World of TomorrowKerry Conran’s 2004 adventure was unusual when it premiered – live actors over CGI backgrounds, with no real sets? Obviously Hollywood caught up with him in the last decade or so, but Sky Captain is still worth a watch. The plot is an overheated mess, but that’s part of the charm, and the setting – an alternate-universe 1939 where mad scientists run amok and flying robots attack New York – is brilliant. This movie is just good clean fun of a kind that we don’t get enough of anymore. Oh, and it has Angelina Jolie in an eyepatch and a skin-tight leather outfit.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoEquilibriumKurt Wimmer’s 2002 flick was pretty much overshadowed by the much more successful Matrix movies, but a decade and a half later it holds up really well. Christian Bale plays a law enforcement officer in a society where emotions are forbidden and all citizens take a daily mood stabilizer. When he accidentally goes a day without his dose, his inner humanity awakens and leads him into conflict with the totalitarian state that rules everything. The special martial art invented for the movie – “gun kata,” where you master different stances for shooting and avoiding bullets – is both silly and sort of cool at the same time.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoStar Trek: First ContactNone of the Original Series Trek movies are on Netflix, but the Next Generation ones are. The best of them is easily First Contact, which hearkens back to Star Trek IV with a tale of the Enterprise’s crew traveling back in time. It’s not to save whales, though – the mission now is to prevent the Borg collective from changing the timeline themselves. Most of the action takes place on the day of Earth’s first contact with the Vulcans, the moment that created the Federation. Great performances, stirring action set pieces, and the introduction of Alice Krige as the Borg Queen make this one well worth your time.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoPrimerShane Carruth’s brilliant $7,000 debut is the best kind of science fiction: one that warps your brain as you watch it. When a pair of engineers accidentally invent a device that loops time in their garage, it sets off a mentally taxing series of journeys that will have you making diagrams on graph paper to keep up. The guys do what any smart person would do – get rich on the stock market – but when one thinks things have gone too far and tries to go back in time to prevent himself from inventing the device, all Hell breaks loose.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoUpstream ColorHere’s Shane Carruth’s brilliant follow-up to Primer. Where that movie twisted brains, Upstream Color does the same for hearts, telling the tale of a couple who are, without their knowledge, infected with a fictional parasite that passes from humans, to pigs, and finally to flowers. It’s a deeply affecting meditation on how much of us is “us” and how much is the horde of bacteria, viruses and other stuff that we carry around. One of the most ambitious and invigorating sci-fi films of the last decade.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoMen In BlackWill Smith and Tommy Lee Jones anchored this tremendous 1997 hit as a pair of suit-wearing agents tasked with keeping rowdy aliens on Earth in line. The duo has to track down a skin-wearing extraterrestrial who is on the planet illegally hunting for a stellar energy source that could shatter worlds. The plot’s a trifle, the effects are dated, but the manic energy of the flick is still solid two decades later and the chemistry between the two leads is great. The sequels haven’t managed to measure up, but they’re not streaming so don’t worry about it.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoIf Netflix isn’t doing to for you anymore try the 11 Niche Video Streaming Services You Should Subscribe To. But we can also walk you through that choice with a Simple Guide to Streaming Services. If you need purchasing help see our complete review of the Best Streaming Media Device. Follow all things Netflix here.last_img read more

Super ShowDown John Cenas new look Triple H on MCG IIconics react

first_img Google+ Facebook WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show Results: Cruiserweight Title, Women’s Tag Titles on the line Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE.com is featuring an article featuring reactions on Twitter to John Cena’s new look that he showed off at yesterday’s Super Show-Down event in Australia.Cena himself addressed the reaction on Twitter, noting the many JBL references.https://twitter.com/JohnCena/status/1048667962520096769Triple H on MCGPaul “Triple H” Levesque issued this tweet reacting to over 70,000 fans in attendance.Standing in the ring, next to @ShawnMichaels, and looking out to over the 70K fans at #WWESSD was a sight I will never forget. Thank you to the city of @Melbourne, @TEGDAINTY, and the Australian @WWE Universe for making last night so special…for all of us.— Triple H (@TripleH) October 6, 2018IIconics react to family videoWWE posted this emotional video with The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay) where they react to seeing video of their family in attendance over the weekend.Super Show-Down ReviewJust a reminder that my Super Show-Down review with Paul Nemer is now on YouTube.You can also subscribe to our podcast feed on a variety of new platforms now including iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music Play, Spotify, TuneIn and SoundCloud!center_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Video: Triple H speaks about the condition of Cole and Gargano following TakeOver: Torontolast_img read more

Evergreen Public Schools names Deeders successor

first_imgEvergreen Public Schools’ Deputy Superintendent John Steach will take over for the retiring superintendent, John Deeder, at the beginning of August.The school board unanimously approved the appointment at its Tuesday school board meeting, where it also approved a resolution affirming the district’s commitment to keeping students safe in light of fears over the Trump administration’s immigration policies.Steach, who joined the district as its deputy superintendent in 2014, previously served for three years as the superintendent of the Canby School District in Oregon. He was also the Richland School District’s deputy superintendent after serving as an active member of that school board, according to a district news release.School board President Victoria Bradford stressed the need for the district to have continuity in its leadership moving forward, praising his support of Deeder and ongoing work with the school district.“You have had a three-year job interview with us,” she told Steach.Steach said he was looking forward to the new challenge, and he praised his predecessor, who was absent from the school board dais Wednesday.“John (Deeder) has set an extremely high bar,” he said.Deeder announced his retirement late last month. He’ll finish his 11-year tenure as the district’s superintendent on July 31, bringing a 48-year career in education to a close.last_img read more

Salah backs Liverpool to end trophyless run

first_imgMohamed Salah has set his sights on winning his first piece of silverware at Liverpool, putting aside individual accolades.Salah was phenomenal last season as he netted 44 times and helped Liverpool progress all the way to the Champions League final on his first season at Anfield, but lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev thanks to Karius’ gaffes.2006 was the last time Liverpool lifted a trophy. They beat West Ham United on penalties in the FA Cup final at Wembley, and it’s been 28 years since they last won a league title.Ahead of the Merseyside derby on Sunday, the Egypt international believes it’s time Liverpool end their six-year trophyless run.“My target last season was not only to break the [goalscoring] record but also to win something with the club,” Salah told Sky Sports.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We were very close in the Champions League final but this is football, we have to accept the result.“This time also I can’t say my individual one but my target now is to win something for the club.“This would be huge for us as a team and as players.“It’s also a dream for the city and for the fans. I think this season we are going to do something.”last_img read more