How much are sneakerheads willing to shell out for Nikes with Betsy Ross flag?

first_imgThere’s nothing like a little controversy to spike prices of rare items on the black market, err, online retail resale sites.After Nike on Monday pulled its Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July from stores at the last minute, the price for the shoes with Betsy Ross’ original American flag design stitched on the heel shot up like fireworks.Colin Kaepernick speaks at an ACLU event in Beverly Hills in 2017.On the StockX website Tuesday, some of those who were able to get their hands on the …last_img read more

Ohio soybeans have been put through the wringer in 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest From SDS to White Mold, Frog Eye and other yield hampering issues, soybeans across Ohio have had to fight through adversity since the day they were planted. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam walks growers through what to look for when scouting soybean fields as they enter the home stretch of the season.last_img

Cinematography: The 7 Benefits of Shane Hurlbut’s Inner Circle

first_imgLearn all aspects of cinematography from blockbuster Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut.All Images via Shane’s Inner Circle**Update** The team at Hurlbut Visuals and Shane’s Inner Circle have given PremiumBeat readers a FREE One Month Trial to Shane’s Inner Circle. Enter the coupon code: PREMIUM_BEAT before 12/31/15. Shane Hurblut, ASC, is an accomplished director of photography who is now offering his 25 years of experience to you. He has lensed over 20 feature films like Terminator Salvation, Need for Speed, We Are Marshall, and Act of Valor. Shane just wrapped production on the new AMC series Into the Badlands. He shot all six episodes, which premiere on November 15.We’ve previously talked about Shane as one of the best professionals to learn from, a great cinematographer to follow on Instagram, and for his lighting tutorials. We’ve also shared his awesome Need for Speed camera and lens breakdown several times. It shows great insight on how each shot was captured.After years of reading Shane Hurlbut’s Hurlbog, I recently joined Shane’s Inner Circle. The Inner Circle has now been around for just over a year, and the amount of comprehensive videos and articles took me by surprise. Perhaps the thing I found most valuable was the Inner Circle’s private Facebook group. Before going further into detail, here’s a look at how the Inner Circle was created and the content available to members.In 2009, Shane and his wife Lydia started the Hurlblog, a must-read resource for anyone learning all the aspects of cinematography. The goal of the site was to share Shane’s knowledge with fellow filmmakers. Articles covered lenses, gear, color grading, lighting techniques, and all stages of the production workflow. As the site grew in popularity, so did the demand for tutorials and detailed training. In response, Shane and the team at Hurlbut Visuals put together a new resource: Shane’s Inner Circle. The Inner Circle is an educational platform only available to members. The benefit of membership is not only gaining insight to practical techniques from Shane, but also the networking and helpful feedback from fellow members — all of whom are video pros and filmmakers.Shane’s Inner CircleShane’s Inner Circle is as an absolute beast. This site has fantastic resources available. New membership gives you access to an array of courses. After registration, you’ll get the latest content and an additional 20 articles and videos. Prior courses are available for purchase. There are six types of courses available to learn from. This makes it easy for you to read articles, watch videos, or throw on a podcast while on the move. The goal is for you to learn everything you need to know to master cinematography.1. On Set With ShaneThis is exactly what it sounds like. In these behind-the-scenes videos, you follow Shane on set as he works with a variety of directors on all sorts of projects. You’ll come to see how Shane makes storytelling decisions by choosing the right camera angles and lighting.2. Advanced Film TheoryThese video courses and articles are an in-depth look at theory, and how to achieve the results for the images you have in your head. They include lens choices, composition, lighting, and exposure.3. Camera Profiles & LUTSGain access to the picture profiles and LUTS that Shane has used on set. You’ll be able to use the same profiles he used on films like Act of Valor and Need for Speed, television shows like Into the Badlands, as well of those he used on over 150 commercials. These will allow you to get the most out of your sensor.4. Lighting TechniquesThese lighting fundamentals will cover everything from how to light a set, when to add (or takeaway) light, and the schematics Shane uses.5. Gear TestsShane and his team will rigorously review cameras and gear to help you choose the right sensor and lens for your project. They perform side-by-side comparisons, cover sensors, exposure, dynamic range, ISO noise, IR pollution, rolling shutter, slow motion, and more. Lens tests look at highlights, color, contrast, sharpness, and bokeh.6. Monthly PodcastsThe monthly podcast covers all sorts of topics, as well as answering questions from members. Shane covers everything from career advice to new technology. I’ve been enjoying the podcast during my daily commute. It’s a great way to take in information while away from the computer.7. Shane’s Inner Circle: Private Facebook GroupThe Facebook group is actually one of the most valuable assets of having a membership. Not only can you leave questions for Shane, the group is great for sharing content. If you have questions, or are just looking for advice, you can ask the entire group of Inner Circle members.Users frequently share articles related to cinematography, talk about camera and gear, offer technical advice, and even sell their used gear. If the site didn’t even offer the amazing courses, being part of the Inner Circle Facebook group alone is worth the membership.In my personal time, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Facebook community. The group is very active, and all the topics discussed align thoroughly with my interests.Visit Shane’s Inner Circle for membership and more information. Membership is available monthly for $17.95 or annually for $185.Note: This is not a sponsored post. We think this is an informative video production and filmmaking resource worth sharing!last_img read more


first_img“He (Chen) is a difficult player. He is so confident “He (Chen) is a difficult player. He is so confident about his fitness and is very patient. He gets back all the shuttles and also he is solid at the nets. I was returning his smashes but mistakes cropped up in my game later in the match. So there are a few areas which I need to improve but there are a lot of positives to take from the match,” said Jayaram. Currently ranked 32nd, Jayaram is expected to make a big jump in world rankings when the fresh list is released on Thursday but the Indian said he is not concerned about that and wants to focus on consistency. “I am not concerned about ranking right now. I know I will be within top 25 next week. But I want to concentrate on getting some good wins, reaching quarters and semifinals regularly and that will take care of the ranking,” he said. Jayaram had come within touching distance of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics, only to lose the berth at the last moment to P Kashyap, who toppled him in rankings following a walkover in the India Open. “It was disheartening to lose out in Olympics race,” Jayaram said. “I was unlucky in the last tournament but there were many events before that were I should have done better. It was hard mentally to accept but then I reached the semifinals of China Open and it felt great.” Asked if this performance has spurred him to go for next years Rio Games, Jayaram said the Olympics is not in his mind right now. “To be honest, I am not thinking about that right now because then you stray away from what you enjoy doing. I know Olympics is a great honour but there are other tournaments as well which you can win and then if you do well, it will take care of the qualification,” he said. MORE PTI ATK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea team news & likely line-up vs Man United

first_imgChelsea Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester United Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 11/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) N'Golo Kante Chelsea Premier League Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Manchester United Paul Pogba Antonio Conte The Blues are hoping to continue their recovery from a bad spell of form as they face the Red Devils on Sunday Chelsea welcome Manchester United on Sunday as both sides look to keep pace with Premier League leaders Manchester City.Antonio Conte’s side stuttered once again on Tuesday, losing 3-0 to Roma in the Champions League. Man United are on the verge of qualification to the knockout stage, having won all their matches in the competition.Morata 7/2 FGS with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jose Mourinho has a mixed record against his former employers at United, winning once and losing twice, and he will be joined by Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic in reuniting with the Blues.CHELSEA INJURIES N’Golo Kante is going to be assessed on Saturday ahead of the United game, but Antonio Conte remains hopeful that he will be fit enough to return after a week of training.Conte wasn’t decisive when asked about Kante’s fitness in his press conference on Friday and may have been holding back to keep Jose Mourinho’s side guessing ahead of Sunday.“He’s progressing well,” Conte said at a press conference at Cobham Training Ground. “He’s progressing well. We have also tomorrow, and then I’ll take the best decision for him and for the team.”But, for sure, N’Golo is progressing well and I’m very happy for this. You know very well that we are talking about an important player.”Chelsea will be without Victor Moses, who has been officially ruled out as he recovers from the hamstring strain suffered against Crystal Palace. Danny Drinkwater is back in the squad to face his former club and he has made one start and two substitute appearances in the past two weeks, although he has yet to complete a full 90 minute match. David Luiz is playing with a broken wrist but he also has been competing with bandages around his right knee. Chelsea have no other injuries but some players may be suffering from some tiredness after a busy month of fixtures in three competitions.Victor Moses of ChelseaCHELSEA SUSPENSIONS Chelsea have no suspensions for the match against Manchester United. POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Chelsea played their strongest side against Roma but were still beaten 3-0, though many first-team players will continue in the XI, starting their third match in a row against United.Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and Pedro have emerged as Conte’s first choice front three, while 3-4-3 and 5-3-2 remain the club’s preferred systems despite the side’s form dropping in recent weeks. Antonio Rudiger has quickly established himself as an important first team player, while the likes of David Luiz, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta continue to be automatic first choice starters. Kante’s fitness will be key to how Conte decides to line up and he will hope to be able to call upon the 26-year-old. Hazard 2/1 to score anytimeChelsea Team News predicted GFX Man UnitedMANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS Jose Mourinho has a number of injuries but he should be able to welcome back Phil Jones, who was rested against Benfica in light of his recent knee problem.Marouane Fellaini could make himself available again too following his recovery from a knee injury sustained on international duty with Belgium in October. Michael Carrick is nearing a return after stepping up his solo training this week as he recovers from a calf issue. Paul Pogba’s fitness remains a mystery but he remains unlikely to feature for Chelsea and he has been left out of the France squad. Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be back in the next few weeks having missed seven months due to his ACL injury. Marcos Rojo is still out after suffering the same injury, in the same match back in April. Paul Pogba Marcus Rashford Manchester UnitedBEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester United’s 2-0 victory in their last meeting with Chelsea ended a run of 12 games without a win against them in all competitions. They last won back-to-back meetings with the Blues in September 2011. Manchester United have lost more Premier League games (17) and conceded more Premier League goals (66) against Chelsea than they have against any other side in the competition. Antonio Conte’s side have already lost as many home Premier League games this season as they did in 2016-17 overall (2). Antonio Conte has won 112 points as Chelsea manager in his 48 Premier League games in charge, 11 points fewer than Jose Mourinho had at this point of his Chelsea managerial career (123). Mourinho lost just one of his first 48 Premier League games in charge of the club (W38 D9 L1), but Conte has already lost eight times (W36 D4 L8). Romelu Lukaku has scored 15 goals in 59 Premier League games against ‘big six’ opposition, averaging a goal every 295 minutes. His mins per goal ratio against non ‘big six’ opponents is 137 (77 goals in 137 apps). TV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match is being televised on Sky Sports at 16:30 BST on Sunday evening. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Data Theft Affects Hundreds of Svitzer Australias Employees

first_imgzoom Towage provider Svitzer Australia was a victim of data theft in which the details of some 600 employees were leaked, Maritime Union of Australia cited the company.From the total, 400 of the affected employees’ leaked data included bank account details and tax file numbers.Svitzer confirmed the incident, saying that it “caused emails from three Australian employees’ email accounts to be auto-forwarded to two external email accounts” between May 27, 2017 and March 1, 2018.Svitzer Australia identified the issue on March 1, 2018, and stopped the data theft within five hours of becoming aware of the cybercrime.“All the necessary measures were quickly taken to effectively stop the data theft and our main focus now is on protecting our employees, our data and the Svitzer IT estate and business,” the company added.Furthermore, Svitzer informed that IT forensic investigations determined that this was an isolated incident only impacting Svitzer Australia, not other parts of Svitzer, nor any other parts of the Maersk Group, Svitzer’s parent company.“We can confirm that it is safe to write and receive emails from us, and that the details of any sensitive data stolen will be communicated directly with those potentially affected,” Steffen Risager, Managing Director of Svitzer Australia, said..“This is a reminder of the constant threat individuals and businesses alike face. The nature of cybercrime means while we can get it right a thousand times, the perpetrator only needs to get it right once. We will learn from this experience,” Risager concluded.last_img read more