Amat lances Royal on road

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Kristen McCarthy scored a game-high 19 points for Bishop Amat High School, which took another step toward a third CIF-Southern Section Division I-AA state title by defeating host Royal 60-36 on Wednesday. Bishop Amat advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals against Lynwood. The Lancers jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first quarter behind McCarthy, who scored six points in the first 21/2 minutes. Royal (22-6), on the other hand, struggled and managed just a pair of free throws in the first seven-plus minutes of the first quarter. McCarthy, a junior, added another eight points in the second quarter as Bishop Amat raced out to a 15-point lead at the half. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “We knew things were going to be difficult, but we didn’t expect to win this easily,” Lancers coach Richard Wiard said. UCLA-bound senior Candice Brown was relatively quiet during the first half for Bishop Amat (23-4), but scored all 11 of her points in a seven-minute stretch that spanned the third and fourth quarters. last_img read more

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Bad start cost us league title, says Baraza

first_img“I don’t think we deserved to lose by that margin because we played well, Gor Mahia also played well but we didn’t use our chances and Gor used theirs. Congratulations to Gor because now they have defended their title,” Baraza said after the game.He believes had they started the season better, then they would have been challenging for the crown, their first since their maiden conquest in 2010.“I believe that’s where we lost the title (starting badly). We really tried to catch up but it was too late. But I think my boys have had a good campaign and now it is up for us to go and regroup and try to finish number two. We wanted to win title its gone, now we have to look at finishing strong,” the tactician stated.Sofapaka had an unlucky start to the campaign under the tutelage of Melis Medo who was hired at the beginning of the season taking over from Baraza who had been handed the mantle on interim basis in the 2017 season.Sofapaka FC head coach Melis Medo reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfter winning their opening match 2-1 against Mount Kenya United, Batoto ba Mungu went on a dry run of seven matches, losing two and drawing five.After that torrid run, Medo decided to resign from his role after the team’s 1-1 draw away to Vihiga United before Baraza took over, leading the team to a run of five wins in six matches, a streak that was broken by Gor Mahia in Nakuru.But still Sofapaka kept the chase and were undefeated in the next 15 matches, drawing six and winning nine, a streak that was once again broken by Gor Mahia on Sunday in Kisumu.Baraza now says the team has picked its lessons and will strive to do better next season.“We now know that when you start well you finish well. I believe that these are the lessons we have picked and next season we will be able to start well and challenge for the league title. Now we just need to go back and regroup and strategize,” the coach stated.But even as Sofapaka grin over a slow start, they should also be counting the losses of dropping points in matches that they should have been winning.Sofapaka FC striker John Avire shields the ball against Mathare United’s Andrew Juma during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOf particular concern are the draws against Mathare United and Tusker FC which came about from winning situations.Sofapaka were leading twice against Mathare but similar defensive errors saw them drop points in a 2-2 draw. Come the game against Tusker, they were leading 2-0 comfortably but conceded twice in the last 10 minutes to drop points.Sofapaka’s quest to finish second will come under huge test on May 25 when they play third placed Bandari in Mombasa.Before then they travel away to Nzoia Sugar and play at home against Chemelil before finishing the season at home against Kakamega Homeboyz.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fapaka head coach John Baraza shouts instructions on the touchline during the Kenyan Premier League match against Gor Mahia at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on February 18, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – Sofapaka could have mounted a better challenge to Gor Mahia for the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League title had they started the season better, head coach John Baraza has affirmed.Batoto ba Mungu effectively saw their charge for a second league title blown away on Sunday after losing 2-0 to the league leaders in Kisumu and Baraza admitted as much.last_img read more

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CLLRS ALCORN, LARKIN AND O’DOCHARTAIGH TO BE INVESTIGATED OVER EXPENSE CLAIMS

first_imgDonegal County Council has confirmed that allegations against three county councillors have now been sent to investigators at the Standards in Public Office.The allegations, which were received anonymously, relate to claims made for conferences and other events between 2006 and 2009.The council has confirmed the allegations relate to councillors David Alcorn, Dessie Larkin and Padraig O’Dochartaigh. It is understood that up to 24 allegations have been sent to Donegal County Council.All these allegations are being examined with a view to further examination – possibly by SIPO.A statement from the council to Donegal Daily revealed “In January of this year, the Ethics Registrar of the Council, in accordance with his duties under section 174(7) of the Local Government Act, 2001, brought to the Mayor and County Manager’s attention possible contraventions of Part 15 of the said Act by Councillors David Alcorn, Padraig O’Dochartaigh, and Dessie Larkin.“The matters related to certain expense claims made for travelling and subsistence by the Councillors concerned in respect of attendances at conferences/other events in the years 2006 to 2009. After detailed consideration of the matter, the Mayor (at the time) and County Manager jointly concluded that the matters should be referred to the Standards in Public Office Commission. “This position was confirmed in writing to all relevant parties on Friday 21st June, 2013. It would be inappropriate now to comment further, pending the outcome of the Commission’s deliberations on the matter.”Some councillors believe the allegations are malicious.County manager Seamus Neely and former mayor Frank McBrearty sent details of three of the allegations to the Standards In Public Office Commission (SIPO).“These cases were received on Monday and they will be examined before any decision on a full-scale investigation takes place,” a SIPO spokesman said.Donegal County Council’s director of services Liam Ward, who is also the council’s ethics registrar, carried out an initial investigation into the claims. Many of the anonymous allegations were signed “Taxpayers of Donegal and Ratepayers of Donegal.”SIPO has already initiated a full inquiry into expenses allegations made against former county councillor and sitting Fianna Fail senator Brian O Domhnaill.The Gortahork senator denies all the allegations and has been granted permission in the High Court to seek a Judicial Review of SIPO’s decision to investigate the claims against him.One sitting councillor, Terence Slowey, was expelled from Fine Gael two years ago when SIPO found he had made one erroneous claim for expenses. He apologised for what he said was a “genuine mistake” and now sits as an independent.Donegal County Council said all those named in the correspondence had been informed of the contents of the letters written about them.It’s understood Mr Ward will examine the remaining 19 claims before deciding whether or not to pass them to his county manager Mr Neely and new council mayor Ian McGarvey.It will then be decided whether or not to pass the allegations to SIPO or dismiss them.CLLRS ALCORN, LARKIN AND O’DOCHARTAIGH TO BE INVESTIGATED OVER EXPENSE CLAIMS was last modified: June 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:allegationsDavid AlcornDessie LarkinDonegal County CouncilexpensesPadraig O’Dochartaighlast_img read more

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WATER CHARGES: REFLECTIONS ON SATURDAY’S MARCH – BY OWEN CURRAN

first_imgThe protest in Dublin was massiveBY OWEN CURRAN: The growing tide of opposition in recent weeks topped of by Saturday’s massive demonstration, and by the election of Anti-Austerity Alliance Candidate Paul Murphy in Dublin South West and Michael Fitzmaurice an anti austerity independent in Roscommon/South Leitrim shows that the Government parties have underestimated the anger and determination among people to fight the water charges.Putting aside Irish Water spin- the reality is bills in excess of 500 euro a year for most families. Many people will simply not be able to afford the water tax.However without an organized campaign they will be left isolated in their act of non payment. We have to build non payment into a part of something big and organized. This is how the water charges were beaten in the 1990’s. A Campaign that can be sustained through 2015 and right up to a general election , responding to any threat of court action or to people’s water supply. That sort of campaign will put all parties under massive pressure to abolish this unjust charge.Saturday’s demonstration was uplifting , but it cannot just be a one off.That is why that campaign groups throughout the country including Donegal are now organizing for local demonstrations on Saturday November the 1st.If anyone wants to discuss further how we build the type of campaign that will lead to the eventual abolition of Water Charges join us on Friday 17th of October in Ostan Loch Altan @8 p.m. where Mick Murphy of the Anti Austerity Alliance and a veteran of the successful anti -water charges campaign in the 1990 ‘s will lead the discussion. For Contact and Information : Owen Curran 0863122784 WATER CHARGES: REFLECTIONS ON SATURDAY’S MARCH – BY OWEN CURRAN was last modified: October 13th, 2014 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)last_img read more

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REVENUE ON MISSION TO COLLECT EVERY CENT DURING RECESSION – DONEGAL TAX EXPERTS

first_imgAdvertorialRevenue in Donegal are targeting PAYE workers with additional income they may not have declared, including taxable social welfare, a leading tax consultant has warned.Noel O’ Donnell, Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic.Due to the economic recession and the lower tax take from the business sector, the Revenue are on a mission to collect every cent they are owed, says Mabel McHugh from The Tax Clinic in Killybegs. Mabel says that there has been a huge increase in the number of PAYE workers who are being questioned by the Revenue about their different sources of income including those who have received taxable social welfare such as Jobseekers Benefit on which tax may be owed.She says if you are in receipt of any other income apart from your income earned as an employee you may have an obligation to declare this on what is called a Form 12.From her experience people are of the understanding that if they receive a P60 at the end of a year they are tax compliant. This is not the case in many circumstances as a P60 is only a document summarising your pay and tax details from a particular employment.It is important to note that it is each person’s own responsibility to review their tax affairs and ensure all taxes that are owed have been paid. Mrs McHugh says that you may have been sent out a Form 12 for the following reasons:• The Revenue may have obtained third party information regarding additional non- paye income such as payments from the Department of Agriculture, Rental Income, Dividend Income, Taxable Social Welfare etc.• You are in receipt of foreign income such as a U.K. State Pension.• You have had a gain subject to Capital Gains Tax during the year, for example property or shares sold.When should I complete and return my Form 12? Typically, you will need to complete your Form 12 by October 31st in the year following the tax year of assessment. i.e. For 2013 taxes, the Form 12 must be submitted by 31st October 2014.Her advice is if you have received a Form 12 do not ignore it. You must complete the form honestly ensuring that you declare your income from all sources. In all circumstances it may be beneficial to seek professional advice.WWW.THETAXCLINIC.IE was founded in February 2010 by Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll.The Tax Clinic is the only business in the Northwest that specialises in offering services to P.A.Y.E workers. Mabel says that “while working for over 20 years in the financial services sector she noted that there was no professional representation for P.A.Y.E workers”. With this in mind Mabel together with Michael, who are both members of The Irish Taxation Institute set up www.thetaxclinic.ie and have gained a huge reputation in this complex area of taxation. Mabel works in The Tax Clinic in Main Street Killybegs, while Michael works in their premises on the High Road Letterkenny along with The Tax Clinics third partner Noel O’ Donnell who has also located Noel O’ Donnell & Co Chartered Accountants in the same building.To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or call into either the Main Street Killybegs or the High Road Letterkenny.Killybegs Office – 074 97 32055 (Mabel)Letterkenny Office – 074 91 60550 (Michael)REVENUE ON MISSION TO COLLECT EVERY CENT DURING RECESSION – DONEGAL TAX EXPERTS was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalKillybegsletterkennyRevenueThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

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Mzansi: SA banking spreads its net

first_img8 September 2005South Africa’s low-cost national bank account, “Mzansi”, launched in October 2004, extends banking to low-income earners and those living beyond the reach of banking services – and has already proved to be a hit.According to Colin Donian, the Banking Association South Africa’s Mzansi Initiative director, over 1.5-million Mzansi accounts had been opened by the end of August 2005, with the great majority of new accounts opened by South Africans who had never banked before.“The profile of the Mzansi Account holder is mostly female, with an average account balance of just under R300,” Donian told I-Net Bridge. “We also know that around 90% of account holders are new to the institution with which they have opened their account.”Banking branches outSouth Africa’s four major retail banks – Absa, First National Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank – as well as Postbank offer the Mzansi account.Along with “container branches” and mini-ATMs in townships and rural areas, Mzansi is an initiative by the country’s banks to put full-service banking within at most 15 kilometres of all South Africans, and an automatic teller machine (ATM) within at most 10km of their homes.“South Africa compared with other developing countries is on the right track in banking its bankable population,” the Banking Association says in a statement.According to the association, about 13-million South Africans were “unbanked” at the time of Mzansi’s launch. In the seven months between October 2004 and May 2005, an additional four percentage points of the population was banked via the Mzansi account, placing the country on a par with Argentina and a step away from Malaysia.Banking fees head southMzansi – a colloquial South African expression meaning “south” – is a basic, standardised, debit card-based transactional and savings account. All that is required to open the account is a valid ID document.To keep costs as low as possible and to ensure that the account is easy to use, transactions are limited to deposits, withdrawals and debit card payments – the account includes a debit card that can be used at retail outlets.No management fees are charged on Mzansi accounts, and one free cash deposit per month is allowed.Mzansi customers are thus able to save without having their capital eroded by bank charges, with the only charge being for transactions made – and with ATM transactions costing the same regardless of which bank’s ATM is used.Mzansi Money TransferIn September 2005, SA’s “big four” retail banks and Postbank launched a low-cost money transfer facility aimed at the poor, especially individuals entering the formal banking sector for the first time.Mzansi Money Transfer provides a reliable, secure, instant means of sending money anywhere in the country, to and from over 5 000 bank and Post Office outlets.Transfers are limited to a maximum of R5 000 per day, and users not need to have a bank account.Mzansi Money Transfer, says Donian, should perhaps have come before the Mzansi bank account.“If one looks at the most basic of financial intermediary needs of the South African economy, which is still highly cash-based, there is a historical flow of money from urban to rural areas, in the form of cash,” Donian told I-Net Bridge.According to Donian, some six million South Africans transfer in the region of R12-billion in cash annually, a large part of this to family members in rural areas.More products in the pipelineAccording to I-Net Bridge, the banking industry is looking at ways of increasing the functionality of the Mzansi account – specifically, at adding a payment mechanism – without turning it into a second-order banking product.“The Mzansi Initiative is really about the establishment of a brand that serves as an umbrella for a far broader range of financial services that address the needs of those opening a bank account for the first time,” Donian said.An Mzansi account payment mechanism would allow the country’s financial institutions to offer other tailor-made low-cost products, such as insurance and collective investments, under the Mzansi brand.The measure of Mzansi’s success, Donian told I-Net Bridge, was that the financial sector and the community at large now saw Mzansi “as synonymous with access to affordable financial products and services; also, this success is evident in the decision by banking industry to extend the brand across the financial sector.“We recognise the brand power that has been created in the marketplace, and the stakeholders that have supported the brand.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this story on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material.last_img read more

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2018 Grain Farmers Symposium highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseYesterday’s 2018 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium had a strong program that kicked off with a welcome from Lt. Governor-elect Jon Husted.“Mike DeWine and I are working very diligently to put our administration together. We are putting the right people in place so we can get our agenda accomplished. That is our focus now in preparation for our inauguration on Jan. 14,” Husted said. “We want to make sureLt. Governor-elect Jon Hustedworkforce and training opportunities are available to everybody in rural Ohio and we also want to extend broadband to make sure that no matter where you live in Ohio you have access to the technology highway that broadband presents and creates for everybody. Those will be some of the top priorities for rural Ohio over the next few years.”Attendees also heard updates on edge of field research from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, gained insights into the farm economy, and heard from Cathann Kress, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. A panel of leaders from the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and the Ohio Soybean Association covered a wide variety of topics including biofuels policy, nutrients and water management. Another timely topic on the agenda was the 2018 Farm Bill that currently awaits a presidential signature for final passage. Retired Ohio State University agricultural economics professor Carl Zulauf was on hand to hit the high points of the 800-plus-page Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.“This is a largely a bill that is a 5-year extension of current policy with a few exceptions in each title. The biggest exception is the Conservation Title. There are major changes in that title across all of the different programs. The biggest philosophy is a redirection of funding away from working lands toward the regional partnership programs that were established in 2014 as a component of the conservation title and the conservation easement or longer-term withdrawal programs. So I think this is a big statement on conservation policy,” Zulauf said. “They increased the number of acres in the Conservation Reserve Program program from 24 to 27 million, but they capped the rental rate at 85% of the county average for the permanent component of CRP and 90% for the continuous component of CRP. This will have significant influences. For those with land in CRP, they are changing a bunch of other parameters so it is not clear what the rental rate will do for a given piece of land, but overall the rental rate will come down.”Zulauf also pointed out the significant changes in dairy policy.“The highest margin levels for Tier I production were 9.50, up from $8. This is a big increase in coverage and a major change in payment levels for dairy. They lowered premiums at the same time and gave discounts,” he said. “It is clear that Congress wants this to be the dairy policy and they are trying to make it as attractive to producers as possible.”There were some other significant changes in the Miscellaneous Title.“I also have to point to the Miscellaneous Title, which is not one I usually talk about. If you look at the dollar increase in spending, this title has the largest increase,” Zulauf said. “This is a significant statement about how important the breadth if the farm bill is to getting it passed. There were four main provisions in the Miscellaneous Title: a citrus provision, a wool provision, a young farmers provision, and an animal disease provision. It illustrates the amazing diversity of the bill.“They have done a farm bill for 85 plus years now. I know farmers get frustrated sometimes of how much of it is non-farm related, but that is how you build coalitions and keep bills going. We just had the biggest vote for passage in the history of the farm bill.”In terms of the Title I crop support programs — Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) — there were some small changes that could be major differences moving forward.“They are going to allow you to switch between ARC and PLC beginning with the 2020-21 program. You won’t make a 5-year commitment to one program as you did in the last farm bill. It will be year by year,” Zulauf said. “This will be a big change in the program. The best program can easily vary from year to year.”Another major change to farm programs is an option to update program yields for PLC. Owners of an FSA farm will have a one-time option to update their program yields. In addition to the PLC program yield update option, the bill also includes changes to the calculation of yields for the ARC-County program. Specifically, the plug yield is 80% of the transitional yield and is used in the ARC calculations to replace yields in any year that are below it.The 2018 Farm Bill also includes modified language regarding base acres. Specifically, it prevents payments on any base acres if all the cropland on the FSA farm was planted to grass or pasture during the years 2009 through 2017. The base acres and program yields for the farms affected by this provision will remain on record with FSA, but payments will not be made on those acres and farms.The 2018 Farm Bill also increases the loan rates for the Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP). This is the first across-the-board increase in loan rates since the 2002 Farm Bill.Ohio Soybean Association president Scott Metzgerlast_img read more

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U.S. House Proposes Huge Increase In Weatherization Spending

first_img$6.2 billion for energy improvements to homes of low-income familiesWASHINGTON, DC — The economic stimulus bill passed this week by the U.S. House of Representatives proposes a huge increase in spending for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The House bill includes $6.2 billion in weatherization funding. Since the funds are intended to be spent over three years, the funding would amount to nine times last year’s spending of $227.4 million. All eyes are now focused on the Senate, which is expected to pass its own version of the economic stimulus bill soon.Since 1976, the US Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program has provided energy retrofit work for the homes of low-income families at no charge. Such work typically includes air-tightening measures, insulation upgrades, and HVAC system improvements. Every dollar invested in the program yields $1.65 in energy savings for low-income families.According to BusinessWeek.com, the sudden increase in weatherization funds would be “so large that federal, state, and local agencies are expected to find allocating them and conducting sufficient oversight a real challenge. … Industry insiders (who don’t want to go on record criticizing the package) are doubtful that the new funds will be dispersed in a smart and timely manner — state and local agencies, they say, just can’t ramp up fast enough.”However, Robert DeSoto, DOE’s weatherization project manager, is confident that the program can handle a sudden influx of funding. DeSoto envisions an increase in the maximum spending per house from $3,055 to $5,000 and an increase in the maximum income level for eligible families.The BusinessWeek.com article noted that weatherization is “low-hanging fruit for the fight against climate change — the technology is widely available (insulation, more efficient building materials), unlike many forms of clean power generation that are still too expensive or still in the development phase.”last_img read more

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Europe to see an $18 trillion connected cars boost by 2050

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… A new research report found that autonomous vehicles will contribute over $18 trillion to the European economy by 2050. And vulnerable populations are seen as gaining the most from the emerging car technology.Smart Cities World reported on the release of a Nissan-sponsored study Freeing the Road by the Policy Network think tank.The report, which focused on the U.K., Germany and Spain, highlighted key economic data and government strategies around the development of autonomous vehicle policy.The report found that self-driving cars will contribute 0.15% to Europe’s annual growth rate over the coming decades. There will be a 5.3% cumulative impact on the economies of the 28 countries comprising the EU. This amount will add up to $18.3 trillion by the year 2050.For the full benefits of autonomous drive technologies to be realized, governments and municipalities across Europe should review the report’s findings, work hand in hand with the automotive industry, and play a vital role in ushering in this new technological era,” said Nissan Europe chairman Paul Willcox.While Nissan sponsored the report, it said the research was independent with the car company exerting no editorial control over the content.The report is supported by data from the pan-European survey “Nissan Social Index Consumer attitudes to autonomous drive.” The survey polled 6,000 consumers in U.K., Germany, France, Norway, Italy and Spain.Most vulnerable members of society have most to gain?Respondents felt vulnerable society members stood to gain the most from autonomous vehicle technology. 57% of polled Europeans saw disabled people directly benefiting from connected cars, followed by 34% who saw elderly benefiting and 33% citing gains for the visually impaired.The benefits for older people was seen as especially potent, given the demographic shift towards larger populations of elderly folks across Europe. Autonomous cars are seen as providing increased mobility to aging Europeans while reducing isolation and dependency on the state and family for assistance.The research also found that people saw health and well being benefits for the non-elderly population as well. 56% of respondents cited decreases in stress and car accidents as the top health benefits of robotic cars. As well, 39% saw autonomous vehicles beneficially reducing hit and run accidents while 30% saw the new car technology creating more free time for passengers.The Nissan report comes shortly after rival automaker Ford announced it will begin testing autonomous vehicles on European roads as early as next year. Related Posts Donal Power Tags:#autonomous vehicles#driverless cars#Ford#Internet of Things#IoT#Nissan#Self-Driving center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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DJI and Film Riot Launch an Online Film School

first_imgCar ChaseThe Car Chase episode uses an array of DJI gear. This high-speed car chase was captured with the Osmo and Inspire 1 Pro shooting with the X5R camera. The crew offers up some tricks like how to make low-speed vehicles look like they are driving much faster.Notice how safety was a primary concern and that all precautions were taken to capture excellent footage in a totally safe environment. HallwayThe latest episode, Hallway, is actually my favorite of the bunch. On a very tight set with little room for cast and crew to work, Connolly’s team captured a real epic feel on a claustrophobic set. This DJI Film School episode once again primarily used the DJI Osmo with X5R. For some dolly shots and the low-light exteriors, the camera crew ran a Sony a7s on the Ronin-M.See the always great wheelchair dolly hack in action in this awesome episode. See how indie filmmaker Ryan Connolly and DJI team up to create epic action shorts captured on DJI gear.All images via DJIDJI, the king of drones and camera stabilizers, recently launched a new series of videos dubbed DJI Film School. Partnering with Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly, these mini-sessions show you what went into creating the original short film at the beginning of each class.Unfortunately, the focus isn’t on techniques or theory, but rather practical ways you can use DJI gear. That said, they’re still a lot of fun to watch and the breakdowns offer a lot of insight. You’ll learn some tricks of the trade, while also seeing some quality projects they created for each episode.Foot ChaseThe first episode of DJI Film School, dubbed Foot Chase, takes you on a quick action-packed sequence. The chase and fight were filmed in Vancouver using available light. The crew shot primarily on the DJI Osmo using the X5R camera. For the aerials, they used the Phantom 3 Pro.Take a look at the final short and behind-the-scenes video.center_img Be sure to follow both DJI and Film Riot on YouTube to keep up with future updates.last_img read more

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