“Europe’s First” GC43 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 31, 2011

first_imgNear the “Europe’s First” geocacheIn June of 2000 geocaching reached Europe in the form of a plastic container hidden along the Irish coastline. It was only one month after the first geocache in the world was placed in the U.S.“Europe’s First” (GC43) is rated as a difficulty 1, terrain 3. It’s located south of Dublin and geocachers from around the world make this cache part of their holiday plans. One of the more than 500 logs from “Europe’s First” reads, “Our trip to Ireland would have not have been complete without a small diversion to pick up this very important landmark cache. Even the sun came out to give us a lovely stroll along the cliff path before a short scramble to the cache. I’m very pleased to have ticked this one off.”Geocachers who log this cache, also cross one of the Top Ten Oldest Active Caches off their list.A look at the geocache “Europe’s First”This traditional cache has 71 Favorite Points so far. Geocaching Favorites is a new feature on Geocaching.com.Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe top ten geocaches added to ListsSeptember 24, 2019In “Community”Connecting the World With Geocaching — Köln-Seattle Exchange Multicaches (GC1GWEV and GC1H38J) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 25, 2013In “Community”The Director’s Travel Bug Hotel (GC3MFAD) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 15, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

DIY Filmmaking Tips: Building a Heavily Diffused $50 Light

first_imgReliable Clamp LightSo the first thing you need is a clamp light and hood. These clamp and light sockets have been around as long as your parents, and they’re still reliable. (I used to use these with my buddy while filming short films in college.) They’re cheap as can be, and for this particular build, they’re just what we need. The hood is aluminum, so we’re already getting some added reflection, making the light that much more powerful.Cost: $10Choosing the Right BulbFor the light bulb, you want something pretty powerful. The tutorial uses a LED floodlight with a daylight temperature and a strength of 1070 lumens. Unlike the Aputure 120D, which allows you to control the strength of your light, you’re pretty much stuck with whatever brightness you choose.Cost: $12However, you can build a dimmer for the light that will help you control its brightness. Here’s how to build one for less than $25: Bending the CardboardMake sure to find or buy a medium-sized cardboard box. First, cut off the end flaps so that it’s just a connected cardboard circle. Then you’ll want to roll the cardboard on the ground to loosen it. (This makes it easier to bend.) This board will be the Light Dome, so it needs to be able to wrap around the clamp light. Make sure to buy the clamp light first so you can determine what size box you need.Once you’ve bent the cardboard enough to create a usable tube, wrap one side of the board in aluminum foil. You can do this with gaff tape (remember, it doesn’t have to look pretty). This will help intensify the light as it will bounce around and create more luminance.Attach the Clamp Light to the DomeThis part gets a little messy. “Messy” as in this will not look glamorous or even professional, but it will work. So to attach the light to your “dome.” The process is as simple as taping it any which way that works. In the video, it certainly doesn’t look like much, and it requires a substantial amount of gaff tape. Make sure you leave room and don’t cover up any of the cords or the clamp. You’ll need a little bit of wiggle room to mount it later.Once you’ve done this, cut the shower liner and tape it to one side of the dome. This is where the light will spill out, so cover the opening entirely. Once you’ve taped it on and mounted the light to a proper stand, you’re ready to go.This is not pretty, and it seems janky, and it probably won’t last very long. But, if you’re low on funds, in a pinch and need a fill light at the last minute, this can get the job done.Cover image via YC Imaging.Looking for more video production tutorials? Check these out.How to Change the Color of Exterior Lights in After EffectsTutorial: Removing Audio Pops and Recording Audio DifferentlyChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track StemsDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Working with Audio on The Edit PageVideo Tutorial: Which Microphone Should You Use? Lightweight Shower LinerFor the actual diffusion, to mimic the soft light you get from a Light Dome, all you need is a shower curtain liner. Yep, it’s that easy. One of the best aspects about using a 120D with a Light Dome is how soft and even the light is. So to emulate this, you’ll cut the shower liner and attach it to the light with gaff tape. Oh yeah — you need gaff tape.Cost: $15(Also, here’s a video on shower curtain diffusion in other lighting situations.)center_img Here’s a video tutorial on how to recreate the spill and power of a popular powerhouse light with little to no budget at all.Thank goodness for YouTube. Whether you’re talking about editing, cinematography, or storytelling, YouTube creators like YC Imaging use the platform to pay what they know forward and help out their fellow filmmakers. In this tutorial, we learn how to build an “Aputure 120D-like” light for close to $50. Now, obviously the 120D with a Light Dome is an amazing piece of equipment that’s single-handedly improving the quality of videos everywhere, but not everyone can afford the $600 light. So here we are. Let’s break down each part of the build and go over how to rig up a cheap light that yields good results.last_img read more

World Cup 2011: Proteas look to weave spin web over NZ

first_imgSpin is expected to play a crucial, even dominant, role when South Africa clash with New Zealand in the third World Cup quarter- final here on Friday.South Africa captain Graeme Smith gave enough hints that he might include all three spinners – leg- spinner Imran Tahir, left- armer Robin Peterson and offie Johan Botha – in the XI, encouraged after watching Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and other spinners snatch eight of the 10 West Indies wickets on Wednesday afternoon at the Sher- e- Bangla Stadium.Smith’s New Zealand counterpart Daniel Vettori is, however, relying on his top order batsman to deliver the goods in the knock- out game.Vettori’s confidence must have been boosted after big- hitter Brendon McCullum recovered from a knee injury to keep wickets too.Vettori’s troublesome knee, due to which he missed the matches against Canada and Sri Lanka, is better and he will return to lead the side again in the most important game so far for a team that has so far failed to meet expectations.Going by the captains’ views, it’s going to be a battle between South African spin – not to forget their fast bowlers – and New Zealand batting. Even Vettori can exploit the pitch if it continues to provide as much assistance as it did to Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez.While New Zealand will be battling to put behind their indifferent form in the league stage, South Africa will be looking to lay the ghosts of the past World Cups and shrug off the chocker’s tag once and for all.advertisement’ Chocker’ and ‘ jinxed’ are the words that have often described the South African teams over the years, since their reentry into international cricket in early 1990s, for their tendency to lose crucial matches. And these words are likely to keep reminding Smith and his players on Friday that they have another opportunity to prove their critics wrong.Smith – and premier all- rounder Jacques Kallis – would take motivation from Dhaka city where South Africa won a major ODI title in 1998, though the venue was Bangabandhu Stadium.In the final of the ICC Knock- Out Tournament, as the Champions Trophy was then called, Kallis bagged five wickets and scored 37 in the final against the West Indies to win the man- of- the- match and man- of- the- tournament awards.Going by the two teams’ performance in the league stage, South Africa start as favourite to win the day- night encounter and inch closer to that elusive World Cup. But history will count for nothing and it is the form of the day that will come into play.Both teams fared differently in the league, with South Africa topping Group B with 10 points and the Kiwis just managing to scrape through from Group A, finishing fourth with eight points. Significantly, South Africa lost only one match, to England, but that narrow defeat again raised the ‘ chocker’ issue.South Africa started with a sevenwicket win over the West Indies and demolished the Netherlands before running into England and losing by six runs in a nail- biting thriller.However, they recovered and won a close game against India and that result would have given them the much- needed confidence. They didn’t have difficulty in brushing aside Ireland and Bangladesh to ease into the quarter- finals.New Zealand began their campaign on a high note by thumping a hapless Kenya before Australia thrashed them. Vettroi’s side bounced back with a 10- wicket win over a weak Zimbabwe and surprised Pakistan and expectedly beat the lowly Canadian side.Although the Kiwis lost to Sri Lanka, they made it to the second stage as anticipated.South Africa may be in form now, but the local fans would support New Zealand as Smith’s team defeated Bangladesh to shut them out of the quarter- final race.last_img read more

Blow to India! ICC rejects BCCI’s review plea against Anderson

first_imgThe ICC said it was satisfied with the Judicial Commissioner’s verdict on James AndersonIn yet another blow for India, the ICC on Wednesday rejected BCCI’s review plea on Judicial Commissioner’s verdict pronouncing James Anderson not guilty in his altercation with Ravindra Jadeja, saying that it was satisfied with the manner in which the decisions have been reached.The Anderson-Jadeja Saga A miffed BCCI had on Tuesday requested ICC CEO Dave Richardson to appeal against the verdict of Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis who had found both the players not guilty of breaching ICC’s code of conduct during the first Test in Trent Bridge.”The International Cricket Council(ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that it has received and considered the written decision of His Honour Gordon Lewis AM in respect of his findings that England’s James Anderson and India’s Ravindra Jadeja were not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, following an extensive disciplinary hearing held in Southampton on Friday,” ICC said in a statement.”After assessing the content of the decision, the ICC is satisfied with the reasons provided and has elected not to exercise its discretion to appeal against the decision relating to James Anderson, pursuant to clause 8.3.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct,” the statement said.”This outcome is the result of two exhaustive and thorough disciplinary processes and, after considering the written decision, the ICC is satisfied with the manner in which the decisions have been reached,” CEO Richardson said.Richardson said it was a complicated case and no purpose would be served by prolonging the process through further appeal proceedings.advertisement”It was a complicated and sensitive matter relating to charges brought against two players at different levels of the ICC Code of Conduct. There appears to have been vastly conflicting evidence on both sides, with a total of 13 witnesses who gave testimony.”After carefully considering the decision by Gordon Lewis, whose vast experience was invaluable to the process over recent weeks, we believe that no further purpose would be served by prolonging the process through further appeal proceedings,” said Richardson.last_img read more

IBASE: low-power IBQ800 Qseven CPU module for extended temperature range

first_img Continue Reading Previous VersaLogic adds global wireless capability to Arm-based computer product lineNext Infineon, Xilinx and Xylon team up for new microcontroller solutions in safety-critical applications IBASE Technology announce the highly integrated IBQ800 low-power CPU module powered by an Intel Atom x7-E3950 @2.0GHz or x5-E3930 @1.8GHz processor. Designed to operate at extended temperatures ranging from -40 to +85°C, the IBQ800 is suitable for use in industrial environments and vertical market segments including automation, gaming, ATM, transportation, power utility and digital signage.Built in the Qseven compact module footprint, the IBQ800 offers impressive performance and supports the necessary components and bus interfaces required for the targeted industrial, mobile, and embedded applications. It can be equipped with 8GB or 4GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 32GB eMMC 5.0 SSD storage on board. The IBQ800 features an Intel® SoC integrated Gen9-LP graphics controller and comes with LVDS or eDP display interface.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have tabled a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.The Costa Rica international is determined to leave Real after being dumped for summer arrival Thibaut Courtois this season. Despite his three Champions League titles, Keylor has been benched by Santiago Solari since he replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach.Okdiario says Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Keylor to London, where he sees him as ideal competition for Bernd Leno.And a first offer of €13m has already been tabled to Real for the keeper.Any move is likely to see Petr Cech seek an immediate departure next month. last_img read more

18 days agoMount: Chelsea’s England selection big for club

first_imgMount: Chelsea’s England selection big for clubby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount says Chelsea’s strong contingent in the England squad is big for the club.Mount will be joined by Blues teammates Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Fiyako Tomori in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Speaking to the club’s website, the 20-year-old said: “It is a massive honour to get called up to your country and to have four Chelsea boys in there is brilliant for the club.”There are a lot of young boys around us that we have played with for a very long time and now making that step into the senior team so I am so happy for Tammy and for Fik [Fikayo Tomori], and Ross as well, us four getting into the England squad is a massive achievement so I am looking forward to the international break.”The last international break, the game before it we drew 2-2 and it was not a good feeling going into it but now we have the good feeling of winning three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

16 days agoBrighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fund

first_imgBrighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fundby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter has dipped into his pocket to help Ostersunds’ rescue fund.The Swedish club is battling to stay financially afloat this season.Former OFK coach Potter has contributed to the club’s fighting fund to pay back a tax debt.A statement on the club’s Facebook page read: “OFK’s former coach Graham Potter, together with his colleagues at Brighton, Björn Hamberg, Billy Reid and Kyle Macaulay, went in and made a big contribution to ÖFK in our ‘I believe in this’ campaign. “A big thank you to these four coaches for helping us!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

11 days ago​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'” last_img read more

4 days agoMan Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddison

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddisonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been urged to avoid signing Leicester City ace James Maddison.That’s on the advice of former United midfielder Kleberson.”I don’t think it would be great for Maddison to join United,” the World Cup winner told US-Bookies.com.”They [Leicester] have had a good start to the season but when you do a big jump from a smaller club to United, it is mentally tough for these players.”They have to be able to learn to adapt to play at a big club. It will be interesting to see if they can, but I don’t know if he will be a good enough signing for United.” last_img read more