Breaking: Deity Releases Their New Wireless Mic System

first_imgAll images via Deity.Looking for more info on the filmmaking industry? Check these articles out.After MP3: The Past, Present, and Future of Audio CodecsA Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”Breaking: Aputure Releases Their New Line of Light-Shaping AccessoriesNikon Releases Their First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera to Take on SonyFour Reasons You Should Be Renting Your Gear Out on ShareGrid Aputure’s hot new microphone company Deity releases the “Deity Connect,” their first wireless mic system with a dual receiver, USB-C ports, and much more.Deity, the microphone brand that spawned from Aputure’s shotgun mic, has decided to throw their hat into the ring and compete with companies like RØDE and Azden with their new system: the “Deity Connect.”So . . . what’s so good about this thing?I know what you’re thinking: “It’s a wireless mic. What features could it have that makes it stand out? Does it transmit sound from a microphone wirelessly? Cool.” Trust me, though. This thing is pretty cool. Here are the specs that put it a cut above its competitors.A Dual-Channel Receiver with Top-Down ErgonomicsRunning two lav mics on your shoot? With the Connect, there’s no more trying to velcro two receivers onto your audio recorder or camera. One receiver can read both transmitters. The receiver (called the “Duo-RX”) is itself a marvel to behold. Its LED panel and interface buttons are on top of the receiver, so you can manipulate all of the settings in your sound bag on your hip without taking the receiver out.If you’re mounting it to your camera, the LED panel and buttons will be facing you instead of the ceiling for easy access. You can also control the settings of the transmitters (called the “BP-TX”) from the Duo-RX, which is a first for a wireless mic system in this price range.USB-C QuickChargeI’m a pretty big fan of USB-C, especially now that most of my devices are shifting over to this port. The big plus of USB-C ports is that you no longer have to keep loads and loads of batteries on hand. We’re not entirely sure about the charge time yet, but if a USB-C port can charge a Pixel phone in under 40 minutes, I’m sure you won’t be waiting around for long to fully charge this thing.2.4-Ghz Band TransmitterThe technical aspects of the Deity Connect speak for themselves:The Deity Connect ecosystem uses a proprietary protocol that was engineered with several mechanisms to ensure a strong audio link while at the same time co-existing peacefully with other 2.4Ghz devices using the same frequency band.The first mechanism is adaptive frequency hopping, automatically hopping before RF interference even happens. At any given time, the BP-TX is hopping between 9 different frequencies. The Deity Connect system is more than just a transmitter and a receiver link – it’s a bi-directional transceiver system that is always scanning and mapping out the whole 2.4Ghz frequency band, coordinating and planning the 70 frequency hops.The second mechanism used to prevent RF Interruption is called Listen-Before-Talk. If RF Interruption is detected or even thought to have taken place, the system will add the audio and data in the next two frequency hops after the ‘bad’ hop. The DUO-RX will then add that extra audio and data back into the stream as if the ‘bad’ never existed, giving you an uninterrupted stream of audio from your transmitter. Deity Connect uses the natural latency in the system as a buffer, allowing it to absorb ‘bad’ hops much like the CD Player Skip Protection feature but in a millisecond flash. This all sounds great, but how much does it cost?As of the publication of this article, we do not have a definitive price point — but according to our sources, the price will be “extremely competitive” and “surprisingly affordable for the quality of the build.”So don’t go out and blow your money on an expensive lav kit; it might be worthwhile to wait and see what the Deity Connect can offer you.If you aren’t too familiar with Deity’s products, they’ve actually got some really amazing gear. Just recently, we received an S-Mic 2 — their flagship shotgun mic — that we will be reviewing in the near future.For more information about the S-Mic 2, check out their trailer:last_img read more

Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italian domination but fall short in Europe

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue But helping the team to another Serie A title was not why the 34-year-old was signed last summer.Ronaldo had spent nine glittering seasons at Real Madrid, lifting a fourth Champions League trophy in five seasons before moving to Italy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHis arrival in Turin on a 100-million-euro ($115 million) deal, plus a reported 30 million euros a year, was hailed as “the deal of the century” by the Italian press.But after a season in which they were expected to sweep all before them Juventus have won less than the previous season, with their four-year reign as Coppa Italia holders ended in a 3-0 quarter-final defeat by Atalanta. LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess US women beat Mexico 3-0 before starting title defense Ronaldo single handedly lifted Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals with a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid.But his hopes of a fourth straight European triumph were ended when they crashed out to daring Dutch Ajax in the last eight.Amid criticism of Allegri’s tactics, Ronaldo, who has scored 124 goals in 160 Champions League appearances, reportedly said: “I don’t work miracles”.“Cristiano showed us he could always score in the games that counted. But then you have to have a strong team behind him,” said veteran defender Andrea Barzagli.Money-spinnerDespite the financial fallout of failing to advance in the Champions League, Ronaldo’s signing has been a money-spinning one for Juventus.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) and teammates celebrate being crowned Italian champion at the end of the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Atalanta on May 19, 2019 at the Allianz stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP)Massimiliano Allegri oversaw his final game as Juventus coach on Sunday, after guiding the team to an eighth consecutive Serie A title but paying the price for yet another Champions League failure despite the sensational signing of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo was left out alongside a host of other starters as the Allegri era ended with the whimper of a 2-0 defeat at Sampdoria, having played 31 of 38 matches and closing the season as the team’s top scorer with 21 league goals.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the most followed sports star on social media with a global reach of over 340 million followers.More fans ultimately means more money, and suddenly Ronaldo’s transfer fee does not look so extortionate.The club’s value on the Milan stock exchange has rocketed by 133 percent since his arrival last July.Shares had been trading around 0.6 euro in mid-May, jumping to 1.8 euro during the session on September 20, before dipping slightly following rape allegations against Ronaldo in the United States dating back to 2009 which he vehemently denies.Shares jumped by 30 per cent after his hat-trick catapulted the Italian football club into the quarter finals of the Champions League in March.Next season there will be a new coach on the bench with reports that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, former coach of Napoli, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi are among the candidates.On the pitch Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey arrives in Turin from Arsenal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View commentslast_img read more

Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels return to West Indies ODI squad for England series

first_imgWest Indies batters Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been included in the 15-member ODI squad for the series in England.Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, while Samuels in October 2016.Speaking on their inclusion, Courtney Browne, chairman of selection panel of CWI, said, “With regards to the selection of the ODI squad, the panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team.””Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England. Narine has however confirmed his desire to play 50-over cricket again but has asked to play in our Regional Super50 before he is considered and Darren said he was not available for selection.””Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100% fit, but is looking at a possible return to international cricket next year,” he added.West Indies, who are currently involved in a three-Test series against England, will begin the ODI leg of the tour with the match against Ireland on September 13 in Stormont.The game will be then followed by five-match ODI series against England between September 19 and 29.West Indies ODI squad: Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder (capt), Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Bayern Munich crush Gladbach 5-1 to join Borussia Dortmund at top

first_imgChampions Bayern Munich demolished hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga and reignite the title race on Saturday.Rejuvenated Bayern, who have now won 11 of their last 12 league games, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes through Javi Martinez and Thomas Mueller before two second-half Robert Lewandowski goals ensured the most straightforward of wins.Gladbach lost their third straight league home game by at least three goals for the first time in their club history.Bayern, who were seven points off the top a few weeks ago, are now level on 54 with Dortmund, who lost 2-1 to Augsburg on Friday. Gladbach drop to fourth on 43.”I am very satisfied with our game and we could have scored one or two goals more,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac, whose team face Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg later this month.”It was one of our best games this season. We have now reset everything and the title race starts again from zero.”The three points are all that matter to goalscorer @Javi8martinez #BMGFCB 1-5 pic.twitter.com/jymb0db1dCBundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 2, 2019Lewandowski, who joined Claudio Pizarro on 195 goals at the top of the all-time foreign scorers’ list in the Bundesliga, almost opened his account after 35 seconds when his shot was saved by Yann Sommer but the resulting corner was headed in by Martinez.Bayern doubled their lead in the 11th minute when Mueller latched on to a Serge Gnabry cross to slot in with his second effort.advertisementback to Munich after a 5:1 win against @borussia #MiaSanMia #fcbayern #esmuellert #bmgfcb #bundesliga pic.twitter.com/Z8RSk8F1ULThomas Müller (@esmuellert_) March 2, 2019They then missed several golden chances to increase their lead and instead it was Gladbach’s Lars Stindl who scored to cut the deficit in the 38th.Lewandowski restored their two-goal advantage two minutes after the restart to make it 120 Bundesliga goals with Bayern and climb to third on their all-time scorers’ list.Gnabry drilled in from close range in the 75th before Lewandowski completed the rout with a stoppage-time penalty.The current holder joins the leader on 15 pic.twitter.com/G1DdlTdHZwBundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 2, 2019Schalke 04 coach Domenico Tedesco is on the brink of an exit after his team lost 4-0 at home to promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf to stay in 14th place, seven points above the relegation zone.RB Leipzig climbed to third place on 45 points after beating Nuremberg 1-0.last_img read more

An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic Alliance

first_imgTuesday, August 20, 2013On behalf of Touch Football Australia (TFA) please refer to the below/attached Open Letter to TFA Members by Colm Maguire, CEO TFA,  in relation to the recently announced strategic alliance between NRL and TFA.Related News:An Historic Day for Touch FootballTFA – NRL Partnership – CEO Member Letter An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic Alliancelast_img

10 months agoHuddersfield midfielder Hogg pleased with leadership role

first_imgHuddersfield midfielder Hogg pleased with leadership roleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg is pleased with his leadership role.Hogg has stepped in as skipper when Tommy Smith has been unavailable.He told the Terrier: “Obviously when you first break into a first team and you’re a young lad it takes a bit of time to settle down because you’ve got a lot of players older than you.”The older you get, the more experienced you get – that’s what’s helped me.”The experience of being in the game for a long time compared to some of them that are coming through now allows me to take this role to a new level.”I think you need one of those players. Every team needs someone like that to keep everyone on their toes and make sure they’re doing their jobs right.”Obviously you’ve got your head coach on the sideline, but I think you need someone on the pitch who is vocal, dishes out orders and makes sure people are at it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Danny Kanell Makes His 2018 College Football Playoff Picks

first_imgDanny Kanell ranking his top 5 college football teams.College football season has kicked off, and this weekend, we get treated to an incredible slate of games that features Notre Dame vs. Michigan, Louisville vs. Alabama, Auburn vs. Washington and more. Friday, college football analyst Danny Kanell, via his podcast Off The Bench, let fans know which four teams he’s picking to meet in the College Football Playoff this year.The big surprise – which isn’t a surprise at all if you follow Kanell – is that Alabama isn’t in his field. Auburn is the lone SEC team – coming in at No. 2. It’s actually somewhat surprising to see Kanell put any SEC teams in the field.Kanell explained his picks – he thinks Clemson will be the overall 1-seed. He also likes Ohio State and USC to make the field.Here’s what he had to say:“(On Alabama and Auburn getting in) I actually think there’s a pretty good chance that could happen the way their schedules play out. We’ve seen the committee is not afraid to put in two teams from the SEC. I think that could happen.I think there’s a pretty good chance we could see two teams from the Big Ten get in the final Playoff but I couldn’t do it on my own.I went Clemson, now this has a caveat – I’m assuming this is Trevor Lawrence playing quarterback. I think Kelly Bryant starts the season, but at some point, if the transition is made, I think that’s what propels Clemson to the title.…I think Auburn is going to have a big year with Jarrett Stidham, a sneaky Heisman pick – you can actually find some pretty good value there.The Ohio State pick, I think all of this distraction could possibly galvanize the team. I don’t think it’s going to impact them that much not having Urban Meyer those first three weeks. You’ve got to remember, he also is able to participate in practice after that first week. He’s still going to game plan. They’ve got a ton of offensive coaches and head coaches on that staff where I don’t think it impacts them too much.”Here’s the segment, if you’re interested in listening:Obligatory college football playoff picks that you’re not obliged to watch but would be nice if you did…Watch Off the Bench daily: https://t.co/K5l65dx385Download/subscribe to the pod: https://t.co/v84Wj5Bsj9 pic.twitter.com/Y1JUVf8ibv— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 31, 2018Auburn’s, Kanell’s SEC pick, will likely have to get past Washington this weekend to have a legitimate shot. We’ll see how it plays out.last_img read more

Preparing for Tropical Storm Kyle

first_img Visit the EMO website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo for more information on emergency preparedness. Maintain an emergency kit, including food, a supply of water, clothing, blankets medication, a flashlight, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, and a first aid kit. Have cash on hand in case of a prolonged power outage. Prepare freezer packs by placing water-filled soda or plastic milk containers in your deep freezer. These can be used to help keep the freezer and/or refrigerator cold in the event of a power outage. Choose a shelter area away from windows for you and your family. A basement, storm cellar or closet beneath the stairs can provide a good shelter in a severe storm. Choose a meeting place for family members and set up some form of communication to notify each other of whereabouts and safety. Make arrangements to help a senior or other person in the neighbourhood who may need added assistance. Secure objects on your property that could be torn loose or blown around. Protect your home as much as possible from heavy rains and floods. Refrain from going to coastal areas to watch a severe storm. This can be very dangerous. The provincial Emergency Management Office (EMO) is advising the public to take the necessary precautions as tropical-storm Kyle approaches the Maritimes. “Although Environment Canada expects this storm to track towards New Brunswick, these storms are unpredictable,” Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Emergency Management Minister, said today, Sept. 26. “The best way to keep our families safe is to be prepared for any potential impacts from storms like Kyle.” EMO is monitoring the storm closely. Kyle is expected to make landfall near Saint John, N.B., Sunday night or early Monday. “One of the most important things individuals can do is listen for updated weather information or public safety bulletins and act accordingly,” said Craig MacLaughlan, deputy head and CEO of the Emergency Management Office. Other ways to prepare for a weather-related emergency: last_img read more

Solid jobs report sends stocks mostly higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Stocks are mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday after a surge in hiring in January was tempered by a weak revenue forecast by Amazon.The positive jobs report came a day after investors got encouraging news from the Federal Reserve, which confirmed that it will be “patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates.Stocks are coming off their biggest monthly gain since 2015 as investors worry less about the prospects of the U.S. economy dipping back into recession and as big U.S. companies report mostly higher earnings. Chevron and Exxon both gained after results beat forecasts, but Amazon fell.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,713 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 161 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 25,166. The Nasdaq composite edged up 13 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,295.JOBS: U.S. employers added 304,000 jobs in January, well above forecasts for 165,000. The government also revised its December figures sharply lower, to 222,000 from 312,000. Even with the revision, hiring has accelerated since last summer, a development that has surprised economists, because hiring typically slows when unemployment is so low.PRIME PROFIT: Amazon cashed in on a solid holiday shopping season, topping $3 billion in quarterly profit for the first time. Both profit and revenue beat Wall Street forecasts, but the results couldn’t outweigh disappointment over the e-commerce giant’s outlook.Amazon expects sales between $56 billion and $60 billion, while Wall Street analysts expected $60 billion. The stock fell 4.2 per cent to 1,646.04.OVERSEAS: Germany’s DAX rose 0.03 per cent. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.4 per cent. Britain’s FTSE rose 0.4 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.4 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.1 per cent.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude rose 1 per cent to 54.36 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 1.7 per cent to 61.86 in London.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

UNESCO chief speaks out against murder of Brazilian crime reporter

Francisco Gomes de Medeiros, 46, was killed on 18 October around 9 p.m. outside his home in the Paraíba neighbourhood of Caicó, in the state of Rio Grande de Norte. He was shot five times by one of two men on a motorcycle, and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.Known as F. Gomes, he headed the news division of Radio Caicó FM, where he hosted the daily programme Comando Geral, or ‘General Command.’“He was killed because he was carrying out his duty as a journalist to report on crime,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“He died for defending the basic right of freedom of expression, a cornerstone of democratic society.”According to the International Press Institute, a non-governmental organization, 18 journalists have been killed in Brazil because of their work in the past decade. 26 October 2010The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding pres freedom today condemned the killing of a respected Brazilian crime reporter who exposed vote rigging, drug trafficking and other illegal activities, calling on authorities to fully investigate his murder. read more

DR Congo Amid spike in violence UN refugee agency concerned about humanitarian

In a press briefing earlier today in Geneva, Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the agency, cited “credible reports” that at least 256 people, including children, have been massacred in North Kivu province in ongoing machete and axe attacks since October, with new attacks perpetrated by armed groups reported every week. “The survivors and the displaced live in a desperate situation and in constant fear. They remain at risk of new attacks and have had no respite for the past three months,” Mr. Edwards told reporters. “They have little protection against violence and have received hardly any assistance.” The bulk of the killings have occurred in and around the town of Beni, in the DRC’s North Kivu province. A recent attack on villages near Oicha, to the west of Beni, resulted in 52 people being “slaughtered,” he said, while a week later 19 more people were killed nearby. In addition, the violence has caused a spike in displacement. The UNHCR spokesperson pointed out that some 88,000 people had been displace and forced to live in schools and churches, or with host families. “We are concerned that this situation could result in rising levels of malnutrition and eventually in famine if the situation is not immediately addressed,” Mr. Edwards continued, adding that the UN refugee agency required “safe access” to the affected areas in order to provide the traumatized populations with humanitarian assistance. According to UNHCR, people in the region are in dire need of basic aid items, clean drinking water and access to health services and schools, particularly as the region is highly vulnerable to outbreaks of malaria and typhus. The agency called on the DRC Government to protect the civilian population in Beni and its surrounding areas while also urging the UN peacekeeping mission to increase its capacity to protect civilians. read more

Thief snatches 21 phones in an hour while riding a moped in

first_imgA girl has her phone snatchedCredit:MET POLICE The pair of crooks abandoned the moped in the middle of an east London market and fled in different directions, chased by cops.Hutson was snared by police a few streets away caught with 21 mobile phones and arrested for theft and breach of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).DCI Steve Heatley of Operation Attrition, dedicated to tackling moped snatches, said: “Operation Attrition is committed to detecting, disrupting and arresting those involved in moped and motorcycle enabled crime.”Police are working hard to keep the public safe and make the streets hostile territory for criminals who use mopeds, motorbikes and bicycles to snatch valuables from members of the public. “This was an excellent result, which has seen a perpetrator of an audacious crime, which not only endangered members of the public but himself and his accomplice, receive a robust jail sentence.”These criminals are often involved in a range of other offences.”When we catch them we seek to bring far more serious charges against them, which reflect the organised nature of their crimes and ensure the sentencing powers available reflect the seriousness of the offending.”Hutson was jailed for three years and four months in total at Blackfriars Crown Court on October 3rd.He received 32 months for 21 snatch thefts of mobile phones, eight months for dangerous driving and a £700 fine for breach of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), all to be served consecutively – after pleading guilty to all charges.Anyone with information about Hutson’s accomplice is urged to contact police or call Crimestoppers anonymously. A police helicopter tracks the thievesCredit:MET POLICE A thief was sentenced for snatching 21 mobile phones from unsuspecting pedestrians in an hour – while riding a moped.Video footage captured Cavell Hutson, 21, and his accomplice who is still on the loose, swerving through streets and on pavements trying to flee from police after their string of thefts.Hutson is behind bars after dangerously riding through five London boroughs targeting victims scrolling through their mobile phones and snatching them.He and his accomplice managed an hour long spree, on a moped with number plates from another vehicle, before being chased down by a police helicopter.center_img A police helicopter tracks the thieves A girl has her phone snatched 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.last_img read more

Middle class parents are smoking cannabis with their children as they prefer

Helen Pike, who is Master of the £19,000-a-year Magdalen College School in Oxford, explained that it is now far more common for parents to host teenage house parties as they “see their children as friends”. She revealed that some parents are “not only happy for their children to have a drink or few at home” but will also “offer them a joint”. Middle class parents are smoking cannabis with their children because they prefer them to experiment at home, a leading headmistress has said. “They grew up doing it, they still enjoy a smoke, and don’t see the problem with it,” she said. Ms Pike, who was previously headmistress at South Hampstead High School, said that this was “more of a north London thing”,…

Ferrexpo brings autonomous drilling to Yeristovo iron ore operation

first_imgFerrexpo says it has started using autonomous drilling as part of a push to increase mining and production efficiencies at its FYM iron ore operation in Ukraine.Among $32 million of investment at the Ferrexpo Yeristovo Mining (FYM) operation in 2018 was a project to commence drill automation, the company confirmed in its delayed 2018 results today.This investment is part of the company’s plan to hit its medium-term production target of 12 Mt/y, up from 10.6 Mt produced in 2018. Ferrexpo’s longer-term intention is to move to annual output of 20 Mt/y.Outside of the automation development, Ferrexpo said: “The group has several projects under way which contribute to cost savings, efficiency improvements and enhanced health and safety standards.”These include efficiency gains in shovel and dragline dig rates as well as a transition to 100% liquid emulsion blasting media. On the latter, the company said: “The transition to emulsion blasting media has resulted in increased rock fragmentation. This has improved excavator and shovel dig rates and reduces equipment wear and tear. It also yields power savings and reduced maintenance costs in the crushing plant.“Other efficiency projects include the use of automatic pit drills, drones for surveys of the pit area and the commencement of the creation of a centralised mining control hub for all mining operations.”The centralisation effort follows the consolidation of FPM and FYM’s maintenance centre for mobile equipment, Ferrexpo said.last_img read more

People with asthma diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medication

first_imgNEED TO TAKE medication regularly? If you have asthma, diabetes or high cholesterol, you could be among the worst at doing this essential task.A new report into non-adherence to medicines has been published today by Pfizer Healthcare Ireland in association with the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and the Irish Patients’ Association (IPA).Medication non-adherence costs EU governments an estimated €125 billion, and also contributes to the premature deaths of nearly 200,000 Europeans annually.ResearchForgetfulness was the main reason patients said they missed their medication (71 per cent).Other reasons patients were:They thought that they didn’t need the medication any more (20 per cent)They feel better (16 per cent)They are anxious about the side effects (5 per cent)They don’t believe that the medication was effective (4 per cent).Of the conditions requiring regular medication, patients with asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol reported the lowest levels of adherence – 30 per cent in people with high cholesterol and 31 per cent in people with asthma or diabetes.Over half (52 per cent) of carers said that the person they care for regularly forgets to take their medication.The three factors ranked most important in ensuring people do take their medication are: Talking regularly to the doctor (74 per cent)Having a good understanding of the illness (42 per cent)Having a good understanding of the medication (40 per cent).While 18 per cent of people said they are not fully adherent all of the time, this rises to 23 per cent in men, and also 23 per cent in those under 35.Of those who sometimes miss their medication, 64 per cent miss it one or more times a week. Those who miss their medication are significantly more likely to have two or more conditions.The report recommends that regular patient review might be required for some patients groups more than others, and in some disease areas more than others to improve medication taking.Rory O’Donnell, President of the IPU said pharmacists are ideally placed to tackle this problem, by educating patients and helping them make informed decisions about their medicines.RecommendationsSo, what’s recommended to deal with this problem?Personalised interventionsAccess to training for healthcare professionalsA collaborative approach involving the patient in their health managementIncreasing the use of memory aids – 76 per cent of Irish patients claim to have no formal method or system to help them monitor or remind them to take their medicines.Read: Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription>last_img read more

Alerte météo orange De la neige et du verglas attendus dans le

first_imgAlerte météo orange : De la neige et du verglas attendus dans le sud-est de la FranceEn ce samedi 23 février, Météo France a placé les départements des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes Maritimes et du Var en vigilance orange. Des chutes de neige à très basse altitude et du verglas sont attendus dans la journée de samedi ainsi que dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche. La neige a commencé à tomber sur le Var, l’arrière-pays des Alpes-Maritimes avec un peu de neige au-dessus de 200 mètres, ainsi que les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Ces chutes de neige devraient se renforcer en fin de matinée ou dans l’après-midi et s’étendre sur une grande partie de la journée de samedi. Les neiges les plus fortes concernent un axe allant de l’intérieur ouest varois à l’Estérel, au Tanneron et au proche arrière-pays des Alpes-Maritimes. Elles tiennent au sol et les quantités attendues sont de 5 à 10 cm, localement 15 cm. Dans l’après-midi, la côte varoise sera également concernée par des chutes de neige. Sur les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, il devrait également neiger durant toute la journée de samedi et les quantités attendues sont de 5 à 10 cm. En fin d’après-midi et en soirée, les chutes de neige devraient s’atténuer pour cesser en début de nuit de samedi à dimanche.À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeComme toujours en cas d’intempéries, la prudence est de mise. Soyez vigilants si vous devez absolument vous déplacer, privilégiez les transports en commun et respectez les restrictions de circulation et déviations mises en place. Le 23 février 2013 à 11:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Vanity Fairs Wolff Now Says Newsweek Will be Dead within Two Years

first_imgHere (“possibly there’s a phase where it goes bi-weekly, or even monthly”) Wolff is hedging his bet. While Newsweek doesn’t “want to be seen as a U.S. News,” it’s entirely plausible that all traditional weekly newsmagazines—including Time and Newsweek—go biweekly or even monthly in two years, particularly if the advertisers who exited the print magazine market don’t return.It’s interesting that Wolff, who founded Newser.com, a news aggregator, would want to put an expiration date on a magazine, given that his livelihood, at least in part, hinges on writing for one. (I asked Wolff how long he gives Vanity Fair; he wouldn’t comment.) But Wolff does make an interesting point, and it’s something that we heard from some ex-Washington Post Co. executives when we were working on our story: “How do you say to your colleagues and your customers, while we’re still here today, in all honesty we’re toast tomorrow?”It’s a question some publishers are going to have to face sooner than later. Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair’s cranky contributing editor, Rupert Murdoch biographer and noted firestarter, stated publicly that Newsweek wouldn’t last another five years.  After last week’s news—first reported by FOLIO: (“Newsweek Mulls Dramatic Drop in Circulation”)—that the magazine is considering a huge rate base cut, Wolfe says that he appears to have been “optimistic.”He’s now revised it to two:Sometime around the fourth quarter of next year, Newsweek will be shuttered (possibly there’s a phase where it goes bi-weekly, or even monthly). The people at Newsweek and at the Washington Post Co. will be as adamant and dismissive about denying this as they were about my original assertion. And yet, they obviously can’t be certain they have a positive future (or any future). last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Sees Advertising Uptick

first_imgOffering free or aggressively discounted print ads is “not the strategy” for SI, Griffing said.The advertising improvement is significant for SI following a 14.9 percent drop in ad pages through the first half, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Golf Magazine pages, meanwhile, tumbled 37.3 percent through the first six months.In terms of ads, the remainder of the year is shaping up to be better but SI isn’t out of the woods, yet. “The third quarter is looking better than the first and second quarters, but we’re running up, year-over-year, on a third quarter last year during which we had some pretty big issues,” Griffing said. “In terms of proposals, though, RFPs have been up anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on the week.”While so many print magazines are hanging on by a thread, Griffing said the SI Group is “feeling good.” “Print is not dying and we are not on a respirator,” he said. “Just like with the housing market, it depends on who you ask, but things do look like they’re improving.” It appears that Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group is seeing some initial glimmers of light at the end of the long, dark, print advertising tunnel. The group today said that ad pages increased 45 percent year-over-year—to 80.3 pages—for its September 7 NFL preview issue.In addition, the magazine’s August 17 College Football Preview issue saw ad pages climb 15 percent, to 45.17 pages, compared to the same issue in 2008. Golf Magazine, which also is managed by the SI Group, saw ad pages grow 8 percent for its September issue.Beyond selling marketers on SI’s custom media offerings, “it’s been about great timing and the stars aligning,” group advertising sales vice president Jeff Griffing told FOLIO:. “First, football season is about to begin. Second, in tough times like these, people are looking for community—they want to crack open an issue of Sports Illustrated and read about their favorite sports teams. At the end of the day, marketers want to buy an audience, and that’s been strong for us. That’s why we’ve been in the conversation.”last_img read more

Ford adds 1M vehicles to Takata recall EcoSport SUV recalled separately

first_imgBelieve it or not, automakers are still adding vehicles to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall. That’s one of the two new recalls Ford just announced, with the second affecting its new subcompact SUV.Recall the first: Adding to the Takata frayFord announced Friday that it is expanding its list of vehicles recalled for Takata airbag inflators for the fourth time. This planned expansion covers an additional 953,000 vehicles, approximately 780,000 of which are located in the US. The following vehicles comprise this latest expansion, which covers the passenger side front inflator:2010 Ford Edge2010 Lincoln MKX2010-2011 Ford Ranger2010-2012 Ford Fusion2010-2012 Lincoln MXZ2010-2011 Mercury Milan2010-2014 Ford MustangThe Takata recall kicked off when it was determined that hundreds of millions of its airbag inflator components lacked a moisture-absorbing desiccant. When exposed to humidity and high temperatures, the airbag inflators might fail, spraying the cabin with shrapnel instead of inflating the airbag as required. Both fatalities and injuries have been linked to Takata’s faulty parts, but Ford says no injuries are linked to the vehicles mentioned above.Upon receiving the recalled vehicles, Ford’s service technicians will replace the faulty component with one that will work as expected. Car Industry SUVs Sedans Share your voice Recall the second: EcoSport weld issuesFord also issued a recall for just 87 examples of the 2019 Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV. 63 of these vehicles are in the United States. A wonky weld is to blame for this recall. Apparently, an insufficient weld on the back of the front seat might reduce the structure’s overall strength, which could lead to an increased risk of injury in a crash. Thankfully Ford says it has no knowledge of injuries or accidents related to this recall.A simple part swap is all it takes to remedy this issue. Ford’s technicians will simply replace the front seats with new ones that have sufficient welds.  More about 2018 Ford EcoSport 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Preview • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Small dog with a big bark 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Recalls Lincoln Ford Tagscenter_img 60 Photos Comment 2019 Ford Edge ST: A practical performer More From Roadshow Review • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Better late than never Ford Is the 2018 Ford EcoSport too little, too late? 24 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more