Eureka falls 4-2 to Terra Linda

first_imgEureka softball played what would become the final game of its 2018 campaign Saturday, losing 4-2 to visiting Terra Linda in the quarter final round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs.“It’s disappointing to make it this far and then come up short,” Eureka head coach Katelyn Graeser said. “We definitely feel like we had a longer postseason run in us. But, it’s the playoffs so it’s anybody’s ballgame on any given day.”Tournament No. 3 seed Eureka (14-11) took an early lead over …last_img

Here’s the post-game guarantee Tomas Hertl really meant to issue

first_imgSAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl on Friday wanted to clarify what sure seemed on the surface like a guarantee the Sharks would be back at SAP Center for Game 7 of their opening round series against the Vegas Golden Knights.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.In the immediate post-game euphoria of the Sharks’ 5-2 win on Thursday that cut the Golden Knights’ series lead to three-games-to-two, Hertl told Jamie Baker in an interview on NBC Sports California — that could be heard in the …last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast October 1, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No major change in this week’s weather, but next week are are having to go much wetter. It seems that we are actually pulling some moisture forward out of the extended 11-16 day period into next week. In any case, there is still plenty of opportunity for the outlook to change, but you will notice a lot more liquid in our forecast for next week. Here is our look this morning.We are mostly sunny and very warm again today and tomorrow. South winds keep temps well above normal, and we should be rain free each day. Now, clouds will increase tomorrow afternoon in far northern Ohio, and overnight tomorrow night we cant rule out a couple of scattered showers from US 20 north…but generally we have pretty limited moisture potential. WE return to dry, sunny weather for the balance of Thursday and Friday, but with cooler temperatures. We are partly sunny Saturday. So, for the rest of this week, we really have little to no threat of moisture over the majority of the state.Sunday changes that. Scattered showers develop through the day. Initially, the moisture looks pretty benign. Sunday moisture totals will be from a few hundredths to .25″ with 70% coverage. But, then Sunday night through Thursday morning we have significant rains circulating over the state. Combined rain totals will be from .5″ to 3″ and 100% coverage. This could provide for a significant interruption in harvest.10 day rain potentialThe extended 11-16 day period is a bit drier this morning. We see partly to mostly sunny skies for Friday the 11th through Sunday the 13th. Monday the 14th can bring a few scattered showers from US 30 northward, but nothing south. We cant rule out a shower or two with otherwise cloudy to partly sunny skies for Tuesday the 15th, but we are mostly sunny to finish the extended period on Wednesday the 16th.Temperatures remain normal to a bit above normal through the middle of October ,and we see no significant threat of frost at this time. The cooler temps late this week will be welcome, but not abnormal…remember, normals are falling off quickly this time of year…and we are getting spoiled with the kind of highs we are seeing today and tomorrow.last_img read more

Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Psychological Fitness

first_imgIn today’s Friday Field notes, we continue our series of examining how cooperative extension can support Total Force Fitness. This week will explore the programs available through cooperative extension that support psychological fitness.What is Psychological Fitness? The ability to cope with the stressors associated with military life is at the core of psychological fitness. Both military and civilian families face a variety of everyday stressors (e.g., parenting, financial stress), but military families also face unique stressors (e.g., PCS, deployment).There are many proactive and important coping skills, but social support is an important factor in individuals’ ability to cope with stressors. Join the Network Literacy and Nutrition and Wellness teams for the Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships webinar on June 25th at 11 am to learn more about building relationships for social support.Reach out to line leaders, doctors or chaplains for appropriate care right away if military family members: Can’t shake feeling down or worriedHave thoughts that repeatedly cause anxietyHave sleep problemsHave thoughts about hurting themselves or others Resources are available and they work. Contact the Psychological Health Resource Center 24/7 by calling 1-866-966-1020 for answers to questions.Cooperative Extension and Psychological FitnessCooperative extension provides programming that supports psychological fitness. Check out your state’s cooperative extension website for blog posts, resources, and events near you. Here are some great examples of resources from Alabama, Louisiana, and Virginia.Mindfulness Education. Mindfulness is a great way to learn to cope with everyday stressors. The practice of mindfulness involved focusing on the present in order to reduce anxiety and stress. PennState Extension offers a great resource for information on what mindfulness is and some ideas for practice. Many local extension programs also provide mindfulness training to small groups. Contact your local county extension office to inquire about any upcoming mindfulness events.last_img read more

4 Cool Crowdfunding Campaigns for Videographers and Photographers

first_imgSo much of filmmaking and video production relies on innovation. Here’s a look at some exciting new projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.All images from Kickstarter and IndiegogoKickstarter and Indiegogo have seen a wide variety of campaigns over the years. In this roundup, we look at some of the coolest current projects that can help out filmmakers, videographers, and photographers.1. The Everyday MessengerDeveloped by Peak Design (the same crew that made the Capture Camera Clip), this bag has it all. In conjunction with photographer Trey Ratcliff, this is Peak Design’s 5th Kickstarter campaign. Their products are so popular that the Everyday Messenger bag has already met its goal by ten times.The bag itself is so much more than a camera bag. It was designed to be an “everyday” bag. The shell expands while maintaining its shape, and has multiple straps that let you wear it many different ways. There is also quick-zip access to the main compartment, so you won’t always have to flip open the bag. In a great move to benefit previous backers, the Everyday Messenger also incorporates the Capture camera clip. Users can easily attach their camera to the outside of the bag, perfect for second cameras during a shoot. One of the coolest new features is the MagLatch system.The patent-pending MagLatch™ is a digital-safe magnetic latch that opens/closes securely, blindly and one-handedly. It can latch onto 4 different catchpoints, depending on your carry load. There’s no other piece of hardware quite like it.This bag is waterproof and padded to protect your gear. No more padded foam cubes. Their FlexFold system allows you to organize and stack gear. Check out more details, or back the project on the Everyday Messenger Kickstarter Page. 4.  Micro Drone 3.0this is the drone that fits in the palm of your hand. At the time of writing, the campaign had already reached its goal by 2120%. The Micro Drone 3.0 allows you to customize to your liking. It offers the ability to control the device via iOS or Android app or with a standard radio controller. The drone can even handle inverted flight while shooting 720p at 30fps. The micro drone even allows you to use expansion packs to increase the propellor size or use a custom body frame. Grab a Micro Drone or read more on the Micro Drone 3.0 Indiegogo Page. 3.  Sphericam 2The Sphericam 2 is the follow up to the aptly named Sphericam. The campaign has already doubled its goal as the clock winds down. Developed by Jeffrey Martin, the camera offers a 360º capture, perfect for the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. At the size of a tennis ball, the Sphericam 2 uses six cameras with a “Global Shutter” which has a 100% spherical capture at 60FPS in 4K.The aluminum body allows WiFi streaming on your smartphone and desktop. The mobile app allows you to control recording, monitor the view, transfer, view, and edit. Give the camera a test run with the following YouTube video, or visit the Sphericam site for higher quality. Back the project or find more details on the Sphericam 2 Kickstarter Page. 2. E1 CameraThe E1 Camera from Z-Cam is a tiny 4K camera with interchangeable lenses. The camera can shoot 4K 4096×2160 at 24fps or UHD 3840×2160 at 30fps. Advanced noise filters allow incredible low-light performance up to 102,400 ISO. The micro four-thirds lens mount can use AF lenses from Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Leica, and Sigma.The camera’s iOS and Android app allow users to control their E1 through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices. The camera can also be left on standby mode, allowing you to power the camera remotely. See more features on the E1 Camera Kickstarter Page. Want to learn how to campaign or see more of our favorites from the past? Check it out:How Not To Crowdfund: 3 Tips Every Filmmaker Should Know4 Exciting Crowdfunding Campaigns for FilmmakersCool Kickstarter Campaigns: Camera Goat & StrapShotDid we miss some other awesome campaigns? Are you backing any of these projects? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

A Practical Guide to Dutch Angles and Tilted Framing

first_imgDebubbleThe most common way is to debubble the camera. This involves unscrewing the ball head and tipping it over to the side. This allows you to continue to operate panning and tilting, as you normally would. The downside is that most ball heads only tilt a couple of degrees, usually not far enough to get extreme angles, or to accurately increase the amount of dutch in your shots.Another way (though many would advise against this) is to shorten one leg of the tripod so that it tips over to the side. This not only emits a sense of danger, it’s actually dangerous, especially for heavier cinema cameras. You need to keep a hand on the camera the whole time to keep it from crashing to the ground. On the positive side, you can slowly shorten the leg so the angle gets increasingly more extreme.Weigh It DownA wooden wedge is a good way to get a steady Dutch angle. Just be sure to secure the camera.A simple and cheap way to get a great Dutch angle is to place the camera on a flat service and put a wedge-like block, or sand bag, under one side of the camera plate. The camera is already on the ground or hard surface, so if it tips over, it doesn’t have far to fall. This is a quick, easy method; however, it doesn’t let you operate the camera while the shot is in motion because you need to remove it from the tripod head.If you’re working handheld, or from a shoulder mount, you can easily achieve a dutch angle by holding the camera more on the side. In fact, the challenge when working like this is to maintain a level horizon, and not to dutch the camera.The Dutch HeadThe Cam Tank is safe and professional way to pull off a Dutch angle.The last, most professional way to get a consistent, controllable Dutch angle is to use a specialized piece of camera equipment called a Dutch head — such as the Cam Tank from Matthews. You can use them right on the ground or install them between the tripod head and the camera. It has specific marks that let you dutch the head precisely, in case you want to slowly increase the amount of tilt from shot to shot, or to match the amount you previously used. You can even dutch in the middle of a pan — though more is often less.For instance, if you shoot wide or medium first, you could add four degrees of tilt. Then, when you push into the close-up, you can push that up to six for the over-the-shoulders, and eight or ten for singles. Using the Cam Tank, when you turn around to shoot the other side of the conversation, you can match this tilt exactly. But, Dutch heads aren’t cheap. The Cam Tank is $1,700, but you can rent one for much less.Regardless of which technique you use, remember to keep a light touch and know that Dutch angles have more of a psychological impact when they’re felt, rather than seen.Want more on filmmaking techniques? Check these out.Filmmaking Lessons from the Making of the Sci-Fi Horror Classic “Alien”Exploring the Emotion and Beauty Behind UplightingHarnessing the Power of Rehearsal for Your Film and Video ProjectsThe Noise Factor: When is Digital Noise Okay in a Shot?The Mood Board: Set the Tone for Your Next Short Film Dutch angles, if used discreetly, add an aura of dread, as well as a sense that the world has gone askew. Let’s take a look at how to pull this move off.Dutch angles are awesome. But anyone who’s ever actually tried to pull them off, convincingly, knows they’re deceptively tricky. Let’s take a look at how to make them work.last_img read more

Bolts keep hopes alive

first_imgPhoenix’s Jeff Chan drives for a layup against Meralco’s Jason Ballesteros (left) and KG Canaleta. —SHERWIN VARDELEONMeralco coach Norman Black wanted his Bolts to treat the clash against the Phoenix Fuel Masters as a championship game. He was glad his players responded to the challenge.With the threat of another early exit hanging over their heads, the Bolts slipped past the Fuel Masters, 92-90, last Tuesday night to stay alive in the playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Garvo Lanete fired 24 points built on four triples, while Cliff Hodge had 17 points before leaving the game due to a knee injury as the Bolts survived a late onslaught by the Fuel Masters, who almost snatched the win at the buzzer only for Jeff Chan to miss on his three-point attempt.“For us, it was a championship game,” said Black, whose team improved to 3-6. “That was a really hard fought game. I’m just happy that the guys stayed in the game and kept fighting up until the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts stopped their losing streak at three games, while keeping the playoff race interesting with eight teams still in the hunt for the remaining five playoff spots.Later, GlobalPort leaned on a stellar game from Nico Elorde to repulse a listless TNT, 99-84, and boost its own playoff hopes, while pushing Ka Tropa out of the quarterfinal picture. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding On record-setting night, Ceres highlights big leap MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH 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 City LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Playing his finest game yet, Elorde tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Batang Pier, who climbed up to seventh with a 4-4 record.It was Ka Tropa’s third straight loss in a week that also saw them suffer a double-digit defeat to Barangay Ginebra. Ka Tropa fell to ninth at 4-6.“We started aggressively because our mind-set was TNT has already played three games in a week so we wanted to take advantage and push the tempo,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.Phoenix came roaring back from a 16-point deficit early and nearly erased an 87-92 lead in the final 1:23 of the match. Jaypee Mendoza’s hustle play gave the Fuel Masters one final crack to steal the win, but Chris Newsome bothered Chan as he shot the potential game-winning triple.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more