Alert over duo carrying out diversion scam in Letterkenny

first_imgBusiness owners and staff in Letterkenny are being urged to be on alert today over a cash-grabbing scam.Two women are reportedly trying to swindle stores out of money on Main Street today (Thursday).The women allegedly ask store assistants for change, before diverting their attention away and taking more cash than they started with. The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is warning all local traders to be aware: “Please be alert and careful with goods and cash and check all notes at this busy time.”Alert over duo carrying out diversion scam in Letterkenny was last modified: December 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Leeds fans right to be unhappy – Evans

first_imgLeeds United manager Steve Evans says he understands the frustration of his club’s fans but insists he will turn things around if he is able to make signings when the transfer window reopens in January.Evans was barracked by the travelling supporters during his team’s 1-0 defeat at QPR and they again chanted for owner Massimo Cellino, who was at the game, to sell up.“It hurts, but they’re entitled not to pull any punches. We were disappointing in every aspect of the team,” Evans said.“We can’t be waiting until the last 10 minutes to get the ball down and pass it and create chances. We’re a long way short of where we need to be.“This is a famous football club that has had world-class stars. It’s a privilege to represent this club and we need to show work-rate and desire.“I don’t think we have that many good players and we certainly don’t have many very good players at this level.“But when I get tools in my toolbox I’ll be more than right to go to work. I’m convinced about that.“When there’s freedom to sign players permanently I believe players will want to come to Leeds United.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Is Autofocus Finally Ready to Take The Filmmaking Field?

first_imgAutofocus has long been a part of documentary filmmaking, at every budget level, but what about the rest of the industry?I’ve used the Canon C200 for a couple of years now, and I have always relied on the Dual Pixel Autofocus. It can recognize and track faces, keeping them sharp at low f-stops such as f/1.6 and lower.While autofocus has been integral to documentary filmmaking, in narrative filmmaking, things are different. Filmmakers distrust autofocus and see it as an amateur videographer’s tool, even though it has progressed significantly as technology in the last few years. The reasons for this go beyond the camera itself.The most basic reason filmmakers don’t trust autofocus is because it isn’t 100 percent accurate, and probably never will be. Any time the camera loses sight of two eyes and a mouth, it can become confused and hunt for other targets. You can mitigate this by turning the camera into “face only” mode or recalibrate how long after losing a target the camera waits before looking for another, but it will not replace a trained focus puller.There are times when autofocus will outperform a human operator, like smoothly tracking an object moving toward the camera with a razor-thin focus plan. Computers are much better at performing the rapid micro adjustments needed for that kind of task. Despite this, there are deeper reasons why it hasn’t become a standard tool on set.Image via “The GH5’s Autofocus: A Disaster or Simply Misunderstood?“The second AC, whose responsibility it is to pull focus on set, does much more than just focus. He or she usually serves as a second pair of hands for the camera operator — sometimes the DP — and watches out for potential problems and checks reasoning, much like a co-pilot on an airplane. They’re the one person on set who’s solely tasked with making sure the image is sharp. It’s not a position that you can easily remove from a crew.A third reason for the industry’s delay in adopting autofocus is that not all shots will benefit from autofocus (like a slow focus pull between subjects). Stills lenses that have the autofocus function aren’t suitable for manual focus because of the lack of gears and short focus throw. It’s impractical to swap between stills and cine lenses, depending on the demands of the shot.Image via “How to Autofocus Your DSLR in 3 Easy Steps.”One hybrid system that Canon cameras have integrated into their cameras and lenses is called “focus assist.” This is a display on the focus monitor that uses the autofocus function to show how in or out of focus a face or object is — and which way the focus puller needs to adjust to correct it. Having used it, I can tell you it’s an invaluable technology that not only makes great focus pullers out of casual DPs (such as myself) but also makes good focus pullers excellent, even in low light or high-contrast situations. I believe that this’ll show up on more and more professional sets, as more lenses come to support it.Perhaps new cameras and lenses will bring AI-controlled autofocus that will sense where the operator is looking and keep that face sharp. Until then, we have something at our disposal to keep our cinematography tack sharp.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check these out.5 Documentary-Style Lenses for 5 Budgets.5 Essentials Tools for your Documentary Camera PackageWhy We’re in The Golden Age of Documentary Filmmaking5 Tips on How to Create a Great Short Documentary Film Documentary Tips: Capturing the Who, What, When, Where, and Whylast_img read more

Hardcore Maoist surrenders in Odisha

first_imgDhananjay Gope (27) alias Sudhir, a hardcore Maoist of south Odisha carrying a bounty of ₹5 lakh on his head, surrendered before the police on Sunday. He surrendered before Deputy Inspector General (DIG), south-west range, Himanshu Lal, at Sunabeda in Koraput district. According to police sources, he was involved in at least 14 cases of murder, several incidents of Maoist violence and exchanges of fire with security forces in Malkangiri district and its adjoining areas. His wife K. Laxmi, who was a Maoist with a ₹4 lakh reward on her head, had surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena on May 24, 2018.Gope hails from Malkangiri district and had joined the outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation in 2009 as a member of its Kalimela Dalam operating in his home district. He will be provided assistance under the rehabilitation scheme of the Odisha government for surrendered Maoistslast_img read more

India to play against Sri Lanka today to warm up for World T20

first_imgTeam India would begin their ICC World Twenty20 2012 campaign with a warm-up match against hosts Sri Lanka on Saturday. Going into the championship with a loss against New Zealand, India have not quite built up to the big event in a desired fashion. Their bowling lacked potency in the final overs, while the batsmen too failed to chase a modest target despite several wickets in hand. However, they would look at the practice match against the hosts as an ideal opportunity to test out not just their combinations, but also the Lankan conditions. Sri Lanka on the other hand, warmed up for the tournament with a convincing nine wicket win over the West Indies, whom many have touted as one of the favourites owing to their explosive talent. But the Lankans outplayed the Windies convincingly chasing an easy target of 134 with 4 overs to spare. Sri Lanka’s batting worked like a charm in the match announcing themselves before the tournament begins.last_img read more