Saddened, disappointed with unlawful behaviour of Govt

first_imgDear Editor,As a patriotic citizen of this wonderful country, I am extremely saddened, disappointed and utterly disgusted with the unlawful behaviour of this Government to date. Over and over, they are totally and blatantly disobeying the rule of law and our Constitution which is the backbone of any democratic country. The bald-faced lies that the President and his Ministers are telling in interviews and in the news media are insults to the citizens of this country and they should be ashamed of themselves.The final cold realisation that the House-to-House Registration process was a plan to “de-register” the voting populace of Guyana is a criminal act of the highest nature. This cold pre-meditated plan by the Government should be challenged by not only the Opposition but the citizens of this country whose constitutional rights to vote were almost taken away from them. We would have been the victims here if it were not for the brave acts and the tenaciousness of the few people who truly have this country at heart. And also the integrity that still exists in the Judiciary to deliver fair judgments.Mr Bharrat Jagdeo and his team should be honoured for the great service that they have provided to this nation in exposing and stopping this particular illegal and criminal practice orchestrated by the Government. Also, in bringing to light multiple other infidelities by this Government. The Chief Justice and Judiciary should also be praised for the fair judgments that the court has provided so far, as should all of the other participants who have boldly and fearlessly stood for the rule of law in these desperately needed times. Guyana is very grateful!On the other hand, Mr Granger and his Ministers should be charged in court for this criminal act of deliberately and soberly plotting to disenfranchise the good citizens of their constitutional right to vote – in particular. These Government officials should all be impeached and have their party’s names taken off the ballot. They are not eligible to rule or be considered as fit and proper to vie for the presidency of this great country ever again.Sincerely,Shane Lindielast_img read more

Filers warned about phony tax preparers

first_imgWHITTIER – If your tax preparer does such things as promise you a refund, ask you to sign a blank tax return or fails to sign your return after you’ve paid for services – chances are you may be dealing with one of the 10,000 illegal tax preparers in California. These are just some of the signs the nonprofit California Tax Education Council is telling taxpayers to look out for to avoid tax-related problems from improper filing. The corporation was established by the Legislature in 1997 to “promote competent tax preparation” by partnering with the Franchise Tax Board. Tax preparers must register with CTEC and give proof of continuing education credits to be considered legal, said Scott Lawrence, a Whittier-based tax preparer and a CTEC board member. “We were created to protect the consumer,” Lawrence said. “If a \ doesn’t keep up on the current tax laws, a consumer could end up owing money or may get back less than they would have.” Lawrence said every year people come in because a phoney tax preparer drew up self-employed forms for a W-2 wage earner, promising more money back. Often fraudulent preparers will charge a percent of the refund money – one of the signs of an illegal tax business, Lawrence said. “These \ could understate your income or overstate expenses and trigger an audit,” Lawrence said. “But the taxpayer is responsible because they sign the forms. It won’t get you off the hook to say you didn’t know they were illegal. It’s very important you don’t sign the forms if you see things like that.” And make sure they have an actual office, Lawrence said. “If a tax preparer arranges to meet you in a bar or bowling alley, take that as a red flag,” he added. A California Senate bill implemented early last year gave teeth to the CTEC’s ability to encourage tax businesses to register. Officials say more than 40,000 tax preparers have now registered. That’s up from 8,000 new registrants over the course of the previous eight years of the CTEC’s existence. The legislation, SB 229, gave the FTB the ability to impose a $2,500 initial fine to tax preparing businesses who fail to register with CTEC. If after 90 days a tax preparer still hasn’t registered, the FTB can then increase the penalty to $5,000. Last year, the FTB visited more than 750 tax preparation offices and issued nearly 100 penalties. Almost 75 percent of the preparers complied with CTEC within the 90 day deadline. Guidelines on the CTEC Web site also advises taxpayers to make sure their tax preparers sign the forms with their names rather than putting down “self-prepared” and that a copy is provided to them. To verify that a tax preparer is registered with the CRTP, call (877) 850-2832 or visit (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Germany players to get Sh42.4mn each for World Cup win

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s players pose for the team photograph ahead of their friendly match against England, at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 10, 2017BERLIN, Germany, Dec 13-The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a Sh42.4mn ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia.If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize money from the Sh36.3mn they each got for winning the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Germany kick off their 2018 defence against Mexico on June 17 in Moscow having also drawn Sweden and South Korea in Group F.“For our players, it is a great motivation to become world champions back-to-back for the first time in the history of German football,” said DFB president Reinhard Grindel.“That would be a title for the eternity and certainly worth a special bonus.“But you can feel in this team, that the sporting challenge is the main focus and not the economic aspect.”Germany have a reputation for being a tournament team and there will be no prize money from their FA until they reach at least the quarter-finals, where each player would get Sh9.1mn.The cash rises to Sh15.2mn for the semi-finals, Sh18.2mn for third place and Sh24.2mn if they lose the final on July 15 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.Team manager Oliver Bierhoff says the performance-based scheme “brings the necessary calm and clarity early on, allowing us to focus on the task before and during the competition.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgExperience the spectacular scenery along the “Inishowen 100” scenic drive. Over Mamore Gap, Urris, Clonmany, through Ballyliffin and onto the Isle of Doagh. That’s the script from this brilliant new promotional video for Inishowen.Click to Play and enjoy. INISHOWEN IN A CAMPER VAN – NEW TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS OFF PENINSULA TO THE WORLD was last modified: April 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:INISHOWEN IN A CAMPER VAN – NEW TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS OFF PENINSULA TO THE WORLDlast_img read more


first_imgUSL Results & Reports 08.09.134 Lanterns USLLetterkenny Rovers 1 6 Cockhill Celtic Swilly Rovers 0 7 Drumkeen Utd.Kildrum Tigers 0 3 Finn Harps Res. (Thurs)Letterkenny Rovers 4 4 Derry City Res. (Wed.) ReportsCockhill and Drumkeen Remain on course for Title ShowdownCockhill Celtic and Drumkeen Utd remain on course for a winner takes all title showdown after both teams registered comfortable wins on Sunday over Letterkenny Rovers and Swilly Rovers respectively. Both teams were away from home but avoided any potential banana skins as they romped to easy wins over the two Rovers who are battling for 3rd place in the final standings. Both teams registered early goals to ensure they would not be under pressure late in the game and though both games were still delicately poised at half time and though the Letterkenny men registered an early second half score to put the Inishowen lads under some pressure, they both added to their goals for tallies in impressive second period performances that leaves just two points between the two sides with two games remaining including a mouth watering showdown at The Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds.Letterkenny Rovers 1Cockhill Celtic 6Cockhill Celtic travelled to Leckview Park on Sunday and collected all three points in a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Letterkenny Rovers. Celtic took an early lead when Aidan O’Donnell fired past Quinn in the Rovers goals in the 10th minute. They increased their lead on 17 minutes when the powerful Garbhain Friel hammered home a low drive from just inside the 18 yard box. Gerry Gill and Friel came close to increasing their lead before half time, but the score stood at 2-0 going in at the interval.To Rovers credit they started the second half well and made it 2-1 when Steve Okakpu scored from close range and Jonathan Minnock rattled the crossbar with a free kick., but their good start was to no avail as Cockhill won lead the Ulster Senior lead by 2 points added 4 more goals in the second half through a second from O’Donnell, two from Jimmy Bradley and Malachy McDermott.Up next for the League leaders in a Cup Final against their title rivals Drumkeen United next Sunday afternoon in Bonagee.Referee: Packie Coll Swilly Rovers 0Drumkeen Utd. 7An emphatic victory for the Drumkeen men in a very one-sided affair at Swilly Park. Goals from Conor Carlin, Chris McBride (2), Eunan Kelly (2), Seimi Nanny Friel, Ronan Coyle sealed the win for Drumkeen. Drumkeen led two-nil at the break and strolled to a very comfortable victory in the second half. Swilly were minus regular goalkeeper Gareth Wade, while Ronan Curtis and Jordan Toland were transferred to Derry City U19s during the week. They also have been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks, with several regulars out injured. However on this display, Drumkeen deserve to be title contenders and will fight Cockhill every inch of the way for the title. Despite Swilly being depleted, this was a very impressive display from Drumkeen. They even had a rich array of talent on the substitutes’ bench.Match Referee: Vincent McLaughlinROVERS FIGHTBACK TO EARN POINTLetterkenny Rovers 4Derry City Res. 4Letterkenny Rovers staged a dramatic second half comeback to earn a 4-4 draw with Derry City in a pulsating encounter at Leckview Park last Wednesday evening.The home side trailed 4-1 with less than 20 minutes to go but a stirring late fight back – which included two goals from top marksman Darren McElwaine – ensured the home side a share of the spoils as the visitors were left stunned by their late collapse.This was a match full of entertainment with some outstanding goals on view and the point earned at the conclusion may prove crucial for Trevor Scanlon’s men in their bid to secure a third place finish. The defending league champions looked well course to continue their recent run of form but the manner in which they threw away their winning position will upset team boss John Quigg.The visitors led 2-0 at the break courtesy of a brace from Nathan Boyle. The lively winger opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute combining with Tony McNamee to steer his shot beyond Jason Quinn in the Rovers goal. Kevin McGrath drew an excellent save from Seamus Houghton midway through the first half before Boyle doubled Derry’s advantage with another clinical finish just before the half-time interval. Derry appeared to wrap up the contest ten minutes into the second half when substitute Conal Kelly headed home a Conor Harkin cross. However the home side showed renewed vigour in the second half and when Aaron Scanlon’s long range shot was diverted home by substitute Anthony Doherty it reduced the deficit to 3-1. Darren McElwaine produced an outstanding point blank save from Seamus Houghton and the visitors went straight up the other end to restore their three goal adavantage courtesy of another Kelly goal. But the Rovers revivial really took off in the final half an hour. Oisin McMenamin showed some wonderful individual skill to hold off the challenge of several defenders before steering a low drive beyound Houghton to make it 4-2.The comeback really looked on the cards when substititute Kieran Gorman headed down for McElwaine who turned and shot inside the six yard box to make 4-3 with less than ten minutes remaining. And with Rovers pilling on the pressure they grabbed a dramatic equalsiser when Gorman again caused mayhem inside the Derry box before releasing McElwaine who thumped home a superb equaliser form an acute angle.Letterkenny Rovers – Jason Quinn, Kieran Doherty (Anthony Doherty 65 mins), Jonathan Minnock, Ruair Kelly, Glenn Gallagher, Jason Doherty, Gareth Doherty (Oisin Grant 48 mins), Darren McElwaine, Kevin McGrath (Kieran Gorman 78 mins), Oisin McMenamin.Derry City – Seamus Houghton, Michael Barr, Shaun Curran, Caolan McLaughlin, Dylan McCallion (Conal Kelly 45 mins), Conor Harkin, Ryan Doherty, Raymond Foy, Aidan McCauley, Tony McNamee, Nathan Boyle.Referee – Tommy McAree.FixturesThursday, September 12th at 6:30pmKildrum Tigers v Swilly RoversRef. V. McLaughlinSunday, September 15th4 Lanterns USL at 1:30pmBonagee Utd. v Letterkenny RoversRef. T. McAreeDonegal News League Cup FinalAt Bonagee kick-ff 5:30pmCockhill Celtic v Drumkeen Utd.Ref. C. McLaughlin; Assts. P. Coll & P. DuddyUSL Inter Provincial Squad NewsThe USL Squad for the Inter Pros Tournament at the end of the month will hold another training session this Tuesday, September 12th in the Aura at 6:45pm. The Schedule of fixtures and venues for the weekend have been announced. They will open their campaign against Leinster on Friday night at Strand Celtic Community Park with an 8pm kick-off. On Saturday they will take on hosts Connacht at Forthill with a 1pm kick-off before taking on holders, Munster on Sunday morning again at Strand Celtic Community Park, kicking off at 10:30am.Intemediate Cup Draw below……Intermediate Cup DrawThe 1st round draw for the 2013/14 Umbro FAI Intermediate Cup was made in Dublin during the week. Two time winners Fanad Utd. will host bottom of the table Bonagee Utd. in the first round with all other USL teams receiving a bye into round 2. The tie will take place on Sunday, September 22nd. The 2nd Round is set for the weekend of October 27th.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN ON COURSE FOR TITLE SHOWDOWN was last modified: September 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: COCKHILL AND DRUMKEEN ON COURSE FOR TITLE SHOWDOWNlast_img read more

Some Professionally-Safe Darwin Doubters Are Now Speaking Out

first_imgWhen the coast is clear, and their careers are safe, some academics can afford to doubt Darwin Jerry Bergman, PhDIn my experience after teaching at three universities, when discussing Darwinism with colleagues, I have learned there exist many more Darwin skeptics than commonly believed. Most are in the closet for very good reasons (career survival), or at least they decline to publicly speak out about their views opposing Darwinism. The evidence against Darwinism is so great that it seems inevitable a few would speak out about their well-founded doubts about evolution. And some have.Just this week alone, reports were published about the views of two leading scientists who have spoken out about their Darwin doubts. A leading Yale University Professor, David Gelernter, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, a member of the National Council of the Arts, and a prolific author, has publicly renounced his former belief in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. He explains the main reason is because the idea “has been effectively disproven.”[1] He writes that Darwinian evolution oncewas a daring guess. Today it is basic to the credo that defines the modern worldview. Accepting the theory as settled truth—no more subject to debate than the earth being round or the sky blue or force being mass times acceleration—certifies that you are devoutly orthodox in your scientific views; which in turn is an essential first step towards being taken seriously in any part of modern intellectual life. But what if Darwin was wrong?[2]Yes, he asks, what if Darwin’s theory was wrong?Like so many others, I grew up with Darwin’s theory, and had always believed it was true. I had heard doubts over the years from well-informed, sometimes brilliant people, but I had my hands full [of work] … in recent years, reading and discussion have shut that road down for good.Professor Gelernter first summarizes what evolution proposes and then explains why this irrational magical thinking does not work, writingCharles Darwin explained monumental change [in life] by making one basic assumption—all life-forms descend from a common ancestor—and adding two simple processes anyone can understand: random, heritable variation and natural selection. Out of these simple ingredients, conceived to be operating blindly over hundreds of millions of years, he conjured up change that seems like the deliberate unfolding of a grand plan, designed and carried out with superhuman genius. Could nature really have pulled out of its hat the invention of life, of increasingly sophisticated life-forms and, ultimately, the unique-in-the-cosmos (so far as we know) human mind—given no strategy but trial and error? The mindless accumulation of small changes? It is an astounding idea.[3]And also astonishingly wrong, he adds. Yale Professor David Gelernter then explains why Darwin was wrong:Darwin successfully explained the small adjustments by which an organism adapts to local circumstances: changes to fur density or wing style or beak shape. Yet there are many reasons to doubt whether he can answer the hard questions and explain the big picture—not the fine-tuning of existing species but the emergence of new ones. The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain.[4]The overwhelming irrefutable evidence against Darwinism is not met by a rational refutation because it cannot be due to the real fear of retaliation from diehard Darwinists. Professor Gelernter explains diehard Darwinists,have shown themselves willing to use any argument—fair or not, true or not, ad hominem or not—to keep this dangerous idea locked in a box forever. They remind us of the extent to which Darwinism is no longer just a scientific theory but the basis of a worldview, and an emergency replacement religion for the many troubled souls who need one.[5]My Experience Confirms David Gelernter’s ObservationsIn my career as a professor I have often seen this Darwinism idea used as a worldview, and an emergency replacement religion. Let me give one example. The husband of a colleague I taught with was working on his doctorate in zoology. His PhD thesis was on the behavior of snakes. At this time I happened to be working on a review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature on snake evolution. My article was eventually published.[6] Since he had to do a great deal of reading on snakes for his PhD thesis, I gave a copy to my colleague to give to her husband, hoping for some good feedback from someone who I knew disagreed with me. I reasoned that he was the perfect person to review my study to insure I covered the literature fairly and did not ignore any studies of snake evolution. I never heard from him about my article, but I did receive an e-mail, which said,I want to ask you something that’s been on my mind for a while. Cindy [his wife and my colleague] often brings home articles that you write and I wonder how someone as educated in the sciences as you does not believe in evolution (macroevolution; Speciation)? I think you believe in microevolution. [from his use of the term he is correct] So can you not extrapolate from those small changes occurring over long periods of time to consider speciation? Am I missing something? If you don’t believe in speciation, then what is your alternative explanation and support for the diversity of life? Spiro Mavroidis, Associate Professor of Biology.[7]His Reasons for Rejecting MacroevolutionThe esteemed Yale professor, David Gelernter, summarized the many reasons why I cannot accept macroevolution. The reasons why I, as well as Professor Gelernter, cannot accept what Spiro calls macroevolution were recently accurately stated by Professor Michael Behe in his third book, Darwin Devolves (2019). In short, Behe realized that, as a biochemist, the complex molecular foundation of life was elegantly designed and that an unintelligent, undirected process based on mutations cannot account for the origin and design of life.[8] The main reason is the fact that, rather than building life, “mutation easily breaks or degrades genes, which, counterintuitively, can sometimes help an organism to survive, so the damaged genes are hastily spread by natural selection.”[9] In short, “Darwinian evolution proceeds mainly by ‘damaging’ or ‘breaking’ genes, which, counterintuitively, sometimes helps survival.”[10] Thus, “Darwin’s mechanism works chiefly by squandering genetic information for short-term gain.”[11]Behe carefully documents the fact that most mutations are either neutral or harmful. Although some mutations can produce an advantage in certain restricted environments, over 99 percent of mutations are near neutral, deleterious (very harmful), or lethal. ‘Near neutral’ means the mutations only cause slight damage, but the slight damage adds up in time, eventually causing genetic catastrophe, i.e., death. Each child has about 100 new mutations compared to his or her parents, and this child’s children are burdened with close to an additional 100 new mutations. Thus, according to the research, the mutation number in humans is accumulating, eventually leading to a mutational meltdown and species extinction.The same mutational events in human somatic cells are a major cause of aging. Thus, entire species age, as also do all life-forms. Aging of species from dogs to humans will eventually cause their extinction. The view that mutations are our creator, not God, is the view that most leading scientists favor. It is a worldview that concludes humans, and all life, are the result of billions of genetic damages caused by carcinogens and other poisons, not an intelligent creator. This view is not only irresponsible, but contrary to observable fact as both Behe and David Gelernter document.Witness to IntoleranceDr. Gelernter says he still enjoys the friendship of many of his Yale colleagues, but when he looks at “their intellectual behavior, what they have published — and much more importantly what they tell their students — Darwinism has indeed passed beyond a scientific argument as far as they are concerned. You take your life in your hands to challenge it intellectually. They will destroy you if you challenge it.”[12] That certainly has been my experience.Gelernter added, “what I have seen in their behavior intellectually and at colleges across the West is nothing approaching free speech on this topic. It’s a bitter, fundamental, angry, outraged rejection [of intelligent design], which comes nowhere near scientific or intellectual discussion. I’ve seen that happen again and again.” The reason why is Gelernter is “attacking their religion [Darwinism] and I don’t blame them for being all head up, it is a big issue for them.” Asked how the field of biology moves beyond Darwin, Gelernter admitted the outlook is bleak: “Religion is imparted, more than anything else, by the parents to the children. And young people are brought up as little Darwinists. Kids I see running around New Haven are all Darwinists. … The students in my class, they’re all Darwinists. I am not hopeful.”[13] Gelernter added that “this is one of the most important intellectual issues of modern times, and every thinking person has the right and duty to judge for himself” its validity.[14]Following the EvidenceGelernter thinks that Darwin’s main problem lies within molecular biology. Advances in technology have uncovered vast amounts of informationabout the complexity of life, all of which has shown random mutation plus natural selection cannot generate new and complex creatures. The idea that random chance and mutations are the driving force behind the vast complexity of life — even with billions of years of time — is not just scientifically improbable, it’s an impossibility.[15]David Gelernter is not the only voice in academia with the message that Darwinism does not explain everything. University of Oklahoma physics professor Dr. Michael Strauss studies subatomic particles at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory in Switzerland.[16] He also is smashing the notion that all scientists believe the universe was created by some sort of cosmic accident.[17] For the last 15 years, Strauss has presented a lecture titled “Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God” to students and peers at universities, including at Stanford, UT Dallas, and UC Santa Barbara.In this lecture he explains that observable and testable scientific evidence points to a “designer who cares about humanity.” Strauss notes the scientific evidence for the existence of God is clear from studying the specific design of the universe for life, a view called the “Rare Earth hypothesis.”[18] Strauss adds, historically, all scientists believed in God, and it was only within the last 200 years or so, that science has accepted the belief, based on Darwin, that there exists no intelligent creator.[19]Hear David Gelernter describe his change from Darwinist to Darwin skeptic in an interview by Peter Robinson along with Stephen Meyer and David Berlinski at Evolution News, 22 July 2019.References[1] Kabbany, Jennifer. 2019. “Famed Yale Computer Science Professor Quits Believing Darwin’s Theories,” The College Fix. July 30.[2] Gelernter, David. 2019. “Giving up Darwin.” Claremont Review of Books, 19(2):104-109. Spring, p. 104.[3] Gelernter, 2019, p. 104.[4] Gelernter, 2019, p. 104.[5] Gelernter, 2019, p. 105.[6] Bergman, Jerry. 2009. “Evidence for the Lack of Snake Evolution.” CRSQ, 45(4): 258-268.Spring 2009; See also Bergman, Jerry. 2017. Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology. Tulsa, OK: Bartlett Publishing.[7] E-mail from Spiro Mavroidis dated October 22, 2008 to Dr. Jerry Bergman.[8] Behe, Michael. 2019. Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA that Challenges Evolution. New York, NY: HarperOne, p. 9.[9] Behe, 2019, p. 10.[10] Behe, 2019, p. 46.[11] Behe,. 2019, p. 48.[12] Kabbany, 2019. Emphasis added.[13] All quotes from Kabbany, 2019.[14] Gelernter, David. “Giving up Darwin.” Claremont Review of Books. 19(2):105. Spring 2019.[15] All Gelernter quotes from[16][17] Reed, Michelle. 2014. “Physics Professor Tells Students Scientific Evidence Points to a ‘Designer,’ ” October 20.[18]Ward, Peter and Donald Brownlee. 2003. Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.[19] Reed, 2014.Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. For more articles by Dr Bergman, see his Author Profile.(Visited 1,868 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

7 Tips for Protecting Gear From Overheating

first_imgFollow these tips to keep your gear from overheating in the hot summer sun.Cover image via Shutterstock.It’s summer. It gets hot outside. Cameras, as is their prerogative, do not like heat. They prefer to be cool — around room temperature — so they can do their camera things. As such, when you’re shooting outside in the heat, cameras begin to overheat, which causes everything from stoppages to long-term problems.If you are shooting outside and you know the temperature may be creeping up, here are seven useful tips to keep you and your camera cool in the heat.Use UmbrellasLet’s start with the most obvious solution. You put a mini umbrella on your camera like it’s a damn Mai Tai on a Caribbean beach. While we may be kidding (a little bit), umbrellas (whether full-size to cover your rig or small enough to keep only your camera shaded) can actually be quite helpful. Just be mindful of any piña colada jokes that may get thrown your way.Here’s a practical option on Amazon.Keep It in the BagImage via Shutterstock.This is especially true if your camera is black or dark colored, but one easy way to fight overheating is to simply keep your camera out of the sun. That means that if it’s not in use, keep it in the bag. You’d be amazed how quickly a camera (even if it’s off) can heat up just by being in the sun. To play it safe, keep it cool and concealed in your bag or camera case.Wrap it in a TowelImage via Hampton hotels.While shooting, your camera gets exposed to the elements. As we just discussed, keeping as much of your camera as possible out of direct sunlight is important to fight overheating. Consider wrapping your camera in a towel (even while shooting) to help control the temperature. This can also double as a way to cover your head to peer into a viewfinder, which can be hard to see in bright sunlight.Faster Memory CardsImage via Jeff Cable.Another reason cameras can overheat (even if it’s not overly hot out) is due to internal heat. One major contributor to internal camera heat, is writing information to cards. Older, slower cards not only slow cameras down, they also cause them to work harder. If you’re serious about your camera operating at optimal performance, the faster the cards the better.Cold Gel Packs/CoolerImage via Physio Room.Similar to wrapping your camera in a towel, you can take things one step further by keeping a cold gel pack wrapped next to or around your camera. This also works with storing your camera in a bag or cooler (but don’t let it get too cold too quickly). Gel packs, as long as they don’t wet, can be a great trick in the heat.Using External BatteriesImage via Fast Forward Time.Again, cameras can overheat quicker when they are working harder internally. Another example of how to fight internal overheating is to remove the battery source from inside. A lot of cameras can work off of external battery packs or sources, which can physically remove one of the hottest elements from the internal equation.Rotate CamerasImage via The Wirecutter.For most videographers, it’s common practice to bring a back-up camera on a shoot. However, it’s also almost just as common to never use the back up. If you’re serious about battling overheating, using a two-camera rotation can be a great way to keep them both from overheating (as well as utilizing both cameras).What are some of your tips for combating overheating? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

NLEX downs Alaska behind Fuller’s 30-20, Alas’ stellar game

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAaron Fuller had a solid PBA debut and NLEX reasserted its dominance over Alaska with a 112-104 win in the 2017 Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fuller notched a double-double with 30 points and 20 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who improved to 3-0 against the Aces this season.ADVERTISEMENT Perlas outlasts UP to stay in hunt for semis spot “It’s a different feeling. We only need one win and we’ll be able to tie our record last conference,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, whose squad finished at the bottom of the standings with a 2-9 card in the Commissioner’s Cup.“This is a validation of our hard work, but there is nothing to celebrate at this point, it’s just the beginning,” Guiao added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Road Warriors broke loose from a 94-deadlock with six straight points by Fulling, including an emphatic putback dunk, giving his team a 111-99 lead with 50 seconds left.“They’re still a physical, rugged, defensive team. More reason for me to look at this as a good sign because Alaska is not a pushover. Alaska is a contender and if you beat Alaska you know you’re doing something right,” Guiao said. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Kevin Alas was a spark off the bench for NLEX with 20 points and eight rebounds.LaDontae Henton finished with 27 points and nine rebounds while Calvin Abueva posted 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Aces, whose struggles spilled into the new conference.Alaska has now lost nine straight games dating back to the previous conference.NLEX, on the other hand, has won three in a row after ending last conference with back-to-back victories.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur Name Jose Mourinho as Manager After Sacking Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgLondon: Tottenham Hotspur named Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022-23 season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.The 56-year-old Portuguese returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United in December and replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday. “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on the appointment.Spurs, who currently sit 14th in the league, are the third Premier League club that Mourinho will manage.Speaking on his appointment, Jose said: “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”Mourinho, out of work since being fired by Manchester United in December and since leaving Porto for Chelsea in 2004, Mourinho has always worked at clubs with big budgets. So it will be interesting to see the Portuguese coach at Tottenham.But the Argentine Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday with Tottenham languishing 14th in England’s Premier League after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games.This season they were knocked out of the League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester United and suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.(With inputs from Agencies) jose mourinhomanagermauricio pochettinoTottenham Hotspur First Published: November 20, 2019, 12:25 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more


first_imgOn close finishes, Gambhir said: “I dont think teams On close finishes, Gambhir said: “I dont think teams achieve anything and I dont think any team would want a close finish. We would be very happy if there are not many close finishes. There is far more stress and we have seen the closer the game gets, people need to handle their nerves better. As a player you would be happy if you can win the game convincingly as that is how you start dominating the tournament as well. “The more close finishes, you start doubting and criticising certain things that we should have bowled well or got 15 or 20 runs more. Close finishes doesnt teach anything, except that we can start winning convincingly and start dominating other teams as well. That is what gives you more confidence rather than the close finishes.” Asked about Mark Bouchers appointment as wicketkeeping consultant, he said the South African will help the team, especially when they have two part time wicketkeepers in Uthappa and Sheldon Jackson. “I thought we have got two part time wicket-keepers and if someone can work alongwith them going forward in this tournament, especially with us playing a couple of home games now on this wicket where it will start turning, it is going to be difficult to keep if Narine and Hogg are playing together. “If someone with that experience can help two part-time wicket-keepers and learn a bit more about handling spin bowling, it will always be useful.” Eden is yet to be fullhouse despite the team doing well and Gambhir hoped it would be packed in the upcoming games. “I hope we get better crowd because we have been playing good cricket and we are at the top of the table. That is what you want. Eden Gardens has its charm when the ground is absolutely packed. Maybe the crowds havent come because we havent played for a very long time. We were on the road for a long time so that could be one reason, hope there would be more crowd tomorrow and going forward in the tournament. “It is always fun when the ground is packed because that is what is one of the best sights in world cricket when Eden is absolutely packed,” Gambhir signed off. PTI TAP CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more