Blackmagic 4K and Pocket Cameras: The Winners of NAB

first_imgWith a slew of product announcements surrounding NAB 2013, Blackmagic Design stood out with the announcement of their 4K Production Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera. For the last two years, Blackmagic Design has taken the cake when it comes to product announcements at the NAB Show.  In 2012 they made a huge splash with the announcement of their Cinema Camera, a professional digital camera that shoots 2.5K at under $3,000.The big news at the 2013 show was the addition of two more cameras in this product lineup, a professional production camera with a super-35 sensor that shoots 4K for $4k and a super 16 pocket camera that shoots 1080p RAW for under $1K.  For the full specs on these cams see below. Blackmagic is shaking up the video production and post production industry, making cutting edge professional tools affordable.  What do you think of these cams? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Both cameras are slated to be shipping in July 2013.Get more specs and details on the product announcement at NoFilmSchool:Blackmagic Production Camera 4kSuper 35 size sensor with a global shutterNative 3840 x 2160 resolution, optional 1920 x 1080 (via downsampling)12 Stops Of Dynamic RangeShoots 23.98/24/25fps, 29.97/30fps, 50i and 59.94i in 1920 x 1080EF MountVisually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ)21.12 x 11.88mm active sensor area2.5″ SSDThunderbolt and 6G-SDI outputBuilt-in touchscreenAvailable in July for $3,995LANCBlackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraSuper 16 1080 HD Sensor13 Stops of Dynamic RangeShoots 23.98/24 and 29.97/30 fpsActive m4/3 mountVisually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) to SD cards12.48 x 7.02mm active sensor areaShipping in July for $9953.5″ LCD touchscreenRemovable BatteryBuilt in Stereo MicsLANC, micro HDMI with overlayslast_img read more

Castro rues poor transition D, not his cold shooting, in loss to Globalport

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Gavina blows his top after yet another Kia loss: ‘I’m tired of this’ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension And these attempts were point blank floaters and layups that Castro, who finished with 15 points, usually makes.“Everybody has off nights but I think our mistake was our transition defense because once they get the ball we let them start running,” said Castro in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere were also some calls—or lack thereof—that seemed questionable for TNT but Casto would not comment on the officiating in the loss.“We can’t do anything about it, that was what the referees called so we just have to focus on the game next time around,” said Castro. LATEST STORIES View comments The KaTropa failed to stretch their winning streak to three with the loss as they dropped to 4-3. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—–TNT point guard Jayson Castro had the coldest hands inside Ynares Sports Center in the KaTropa’s loss 119-112 loss to Globalport in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Castro went on a decent 5-of-12 clip from the field but missed multiple crucial shots in the fourth quarter when the KaTropa attempted to come back against the Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

BJP mocks Pawar for remarks on RS berth for Sambhaji Raje

first_imgMumbai, Jul 14 (PTI) Taking a dig at Sharad Pawar over his comments on the nomination of Sambhaji Raje, a descendant of Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji, to the Rajya Sabha, a BJP journal today said the remarks of the NCP Chief on the matter reflected his fear of declining support base in Maharashtra.The BJPs swipe at Pawar in its fortnightly publication Manogat came days after Pawar took potshots at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Rajya Sabha nomination of Sambhaji Raje, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Shahu Maharaj.The write up took on Pawar over certain comments he had made on the issue, throwing references to history and politics of Maharashtra stretching back to the Maratha rule.Pawar had said “It is a historical fact that Chharapati (the title used by Maratha rulers) had appointed Peshwas (prime minister of the Maratha empire). During the rule of Peshwas, Fadnavis (a post of minister in Peshwa period) had never appointed a Chhatrapati. But in this case (nomination of Sambhaji Raje), the Peshwas have appointed a Chhatrapati.The BJP mouthpiece said that Pawars comments were a result of his envy of people coming from Hindutva fold ruling the state while he has become “helpless” in Maharashtra politics.”Sharad Pawar had used the caste card many times before. During (Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana leader) Raju Shettys agitation for sugarcane farmers in 2012, Pawar mentioned Shettys caste and accused him of protecting his castes sugar factory owners,” the BJP publication stated.”Pawar is frustrated as his support base in South Maharashtra is considerably declining. Kolhapurs Sambhaji Raje appointment as Rajya Sabha MP disturbed Pawar a lot and he has not been able to digest his appointment. He fears that his support base will decline in the coming days,” it added.advertisementIt sought to know if Pawar had respect for the descendant of Shivaji, why did he not refer Sambhaji Rajes name for a Rajya Sabha seat during the UPA regime.Responding to the BJPs charges, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that Raje had been his party candidate for 2009 Lok Sabha election and that the leadership had at the time advised him to rethink his decision when he wanted to take up Maratha agitation.”Whatever Pawar spoke is a fact and history cannot be denied. Why should the BJP be bothered about it when somebody is reminding them of history,” he added. PTI MM NM DBS SDMlast_img read more

BJP accuses BJD of confining Asian sports meet to a coterie

first_imgBhubaneswar, Jul 2 (PTI) BJP leaders today accused the BJD regime in Odisha of trying to make political gains from the Asian Athletics Championship to be held here from July 6 and confining it to a coterie.”Odisha Government is confining the international sports event to its coterie,” senior BJP leader and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram alleged.He claimed that the BJD government was not allowing others to play any role in the run up to the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship.The BJP leader said that he has been invited to the event but might not attend it because of other engagements.BJP state unit general secretary Prithiviraj Harichandan alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaiks photos were being used in advertisements of the athletics meet showed that BJD was trying to derive political mileage out of the mega event.Rejecting the allegations, states Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera said that leaders should refrain from politicising the issue.The international sport meet is a matter of pride for the state and all should rise above politics and work together to ensure success of the event, he said.Organised by the Asian Athletics Association, the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship will be held in Bhubaneswar from July 6 and 9. PTI SKN NNlast_img read more

Back in Europe and Burnley get to be Goliath for a change

first_imgShare on WhatsApp features Twitter “Premier League, you’re having a laugh …” inevitably that one got a run out after Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson, back from his impressive World Cup with Iceland, hit a rare first-half shot over the bar. It prompted our fans to get back to the gulf theme, with a reminder that Aberdeen had just sold a player, for higher wages, to English fifth-tier Salford City. “Adam Rooney … he went to non-league.”But the home chant that really hurt came midway through the second half, when for all our dominant possession we showed little sign of scoring, Joe Lewis had made a stunning save from Jack Cork and the Aberdeen fans were sensing another “great European night” to add to their impressive collection – Bayern Munich (twice), Hamburg and Juventus – bigger names than ours have been here. And on the Battle of Britain front, Spurs, Liverpool and Bobby Robson’s Ipswich against Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen when they weren’t just competing for European trophies but winning them. But that was then and this is now and if you really want to know about the gulf, here’s a stat for you: two Premier League games in England are worth the same as a whole season’s Scottish football TV revenues.And yet, they felt justified in taunting us. “Shite Blackburn Rovers … You’re just a shite Blackburn Rovers …” Normally the mere mention of our local rivals would be enough to provoke a Claret roar of some kind. But we were at that point in the game where I was starting to get the familiar sinking feeling I have known many, many times in over five decades following Burnley, that the pre-match hope and excitement are being dashed. So we stood silent and let them enjoy their moment of pure mockery. A few of us smiled. Perhaps it was the Scot in me that made me one of them. I was hating losing the football but didn’t mind them winning the wit.It wasn’t meant to be like this. From the moment the draw was made and a young Burnley fan went viral with “SCOTLAND! We wait over 50 years to get into Europe … and we’re going to fucking SCOTLAND!”, the script in our minds was all set. A day out. Take over the centre of Aberdeen. Sing, eat, drink and engage in good-natured banter, much of it about the globally recognised superiority of English league football over the Scottish game. Get to the ground. Sing even more. Make sure both sets of players know we are there, and hear how much we’re up for it.So far so good. And then … well, it just all felt a bit pre-season. The weather was far too good. The sun was taking too long to set – they were even singing “the northern lights of old Aberdeen” at one point and, given BT Sport had decided not to bother broadcasting the match live, despite seemingly being offered it for zilch, my climate change anxiety had me wondering why they bothered wasting electricity by putting on the floodlights.On the field, Chris Wood’s first touch was not quite there. Gudmundsson and Jeff Hendrick were not quite reading each other’s passes. Matt Lowton’s crosses were not quite hitting the spot. Our normally brilliant centre-backs were not quite being as perfect as we know them to be and one of them, James Tarkowski, gave away the penalty.Then, with World Cup goalkeeper Nick Pope off holding his arm in the way Tom Heaton had early last season with an injury that kept him out for months and let Pope seize his chance and become player of the season and a World Cup player, the script was well and truly going off message. We were not playing as well as we can. Aberdeen were playing better than they normally do.What a difference to our first competitive game last season, one of the best in the 57 years since, aged four, I first saw the then reigning league champions in one of our two previous European adventures. (I have no memory of it but my dad, sadly no longer here to see history repeating itself, assured me he took me to the game against Reims.) First game 2017 and we are 3-0 up away at Chelsea. And here we were, first game 2018, 1-0 down to bloody Aberdeen.But this is the thing about Burnley under Sean Dyche. When we click we are brilliant. When we don’t, we grind things out. So many times in the past, I know where that clock-watching second-half sinking feeling is heading … we might as well go home. But a bit like Fergie’s teams, Dyche’s teams never give up. Into this Scotland-England duel came Welshman Sam Vokes and the Aberdeen defence – I thought Scott McKenna was superb until the equaliser by the way – started to face the kind of attacker they are more used to, hard, bustling, doesn’t get knocked about, makes sure they know he’s there – but with quality too, and one moment of it 10 minutes from the end was enough to turn McKenna and blast the ball home to secure that precious away goal. Check out my Instagram stories if you want to know how much it meant to the Burnley fans. You’d have thought we’d won the final. Is it really in Baku, Azerbaijan? Seemingly so. Do we need a visa? Facebook Burnley in Aberdeen. Next stop Basaksehir? Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters Pinterest Aberdeen put up a much stronger fight than many – including the supporters I met on the train north – had expected Sportblog Share on Twitter Share via Email It’s still happening, even if Aberdeen didn’t get the memo. They can’t be as good as that for two weeks running … can they? Do I click on that flight, or wait a week … oh go on, the price will only go up if I wait. Climate change? I know, but this is history and it’s not every year Burnley get to go to Turkey. Aren’t they meant to be joining the European Union, Boris? That one won you a few votes for Leave. Sorry not to keep politics out of it but there’s a campaign on for the People’s Vote on the final deal don’t you know? Most of my obsessions begin with B. Burnley. Brexit. Bagpipes. Love Burnley. Hate Brexit. Hate losing. Love Scotland. Thanks for a great game Aberdeen. See you next week. Come prepared for a drubbing. It’s in the script. Burnley Aberdeen Share on Pinterest Europa League Sam Vokes grabs crucial away goal as Burnley salvage draw at Aberdeen Share on Facebook As our fans started to reclaim the noise, I could have done without the “In-ger-land” chant, the “God save the Queen” and the “football’s coming home” that followed – club before country every time for me whatever your nationality – but as the rest of the ground struck up with Flower of Scotland, for those few minutes after the equaliser it did indeed feel like the Battle of Britain cliche had been justified.“We love you Burnley, we do …” Normally that is what we sing in the dying embers of a game we are losing and in which we have given up hope but where we want to recognise the players have put up a proper fight. We were singing it during injury time, content with the draw now, and ready to give our players a big ovation when they came over to us at the end. It was the Aberdeen fans who looked the more disappointed. Our players looked relieved.I bumped into our first-team coach, Tony Loughlan, as he led the players out for a warm down. “We’ll take that,” he said. I also bumped into Craig Brown, the former Scotland manager and now an Aberdeen director, who said it had been one of the best atmospheres at Pittodrie he could recall. Our fans played their part, for sure. But it was the Aberdeen players who really got it going, by putting up a much stronger fight than many – including the Aberdeen supporters I met on the train north – had expected.So now it’s back to Turf Moor for the second leg, and the hope and expectation kick in once more. We take nothing for granted, of course, especially now. But I am sure I am not the only one who got back to the hotel and checked out flights to Istanbul where, if we get through, we’ll be playing a team I had never heard of until the draw was made, Basaksehir. Check them out. They’ve got Gaël Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor. And at least this time we will get to use our passports. As they have been singing in Brexit-voting Burnley ever since last season ended: “We’re all going on a European tour, a European tour, a European tour …” Topics “One-nil to the Sunday league, one-nil to the Sunday league …” There was a period on Thursday night when Aberdeen were leading us off the pitch as well on it.That particular piece of Aberdonian self-mockery was designed to highlight the “gulf” between the Premier Leagues of Scotland and England. A £3m wage bill was leading £61m thanks to a first-half penalty from Gary Mackay-Steven. Sam Cosgrove, a £20,000 signing from Carlisle, was leading the line for Aberdeen against internationals who earn that in a few days. If the “gulf” cliche had had a fair run-out in the buildup to this Europa League tie, so did that old favourite “Battle of Britain”, though football economics would say this was more David at home to Goliath with Burnley, a relative pauper alongside the six clubs above us in the Premier League, unused to the Goliath role. Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Sebastian Vettel has most probability to challenge for title: Ferrari boss Binotto

first_img Reuters ShanghaiApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 17:55 IST Charles Leclerc would have won had his car not suffered a loss of power (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBinotto said Vettel and Leclerc are free to fight for position on track during racesLeclerc had ignored a team order to stay behind Vettel in the Bahrain GPVettel is yet to stand on the podium in two races this seasonSebastian Vettel still has priority at Ferrari in 50-50 situations but that could change, team boss Mattia Binotto said on Friday.The four times Formula One world champion has been the Italian team’s number one in recent years but new recruit Charles Leclerc was quicker in Bahrain two weeks ago.Leclerc, 21, started on pole position at Sakhir but fell behind before then overtaking the German, setting the fastest race lap and taking his first F1 podium.The Monegasque, who finished third, would have won had his car not suffered a loss of power while leading with some 10 laps to go. Vettel has yet to stand on the podium in two races this season.Binotto told reporters at the Chinese Grand Prix that the team came first.”As I said at the start of the season, if there is any 50-50 situation where we need to take a decision, the advantage would have been given to Sebastian simply because Sebastian has got most of the experience with the team in F1,” he added.”He won four championships (with Red Bull) and certainly for us he’s the driver who has most probability to challenge for the title.”Something we agreed with both drivers is, in a few races’ time, things may change for whatever reason bad luck or whatever could be the situation we may change our position, no doubt.”Binotto said the pair remained free to fight on track and if either was clearly faster than the other would be given preference.advertisementLeclerc, he pointed out, had the opportunity to take pole position and fight for the win in Bahrain.The Monegasque ignored a team order to stay behind Vettel in Bahrain, pointing out that he was quicker. There were no recriminations.Vettel made errors in Bahrain, spinning while trying to defend second place from eventual winner Lewis Hamilton, and said afterwards that he had homework’ to do.Asked also whether Leclerc was giving Ferrari a headache with his pace, Binotto said that was “a luxury that you’re happy to have.”We’ve got two fantastic drivers and I think that Charles is a motivating factor for Seb,” he added.Binotto also complimented Leclerc for his reaction to the disappointment of having a first win seized from his grasp by bad luck.”He did a great quali, a great race but more than that, I think he has been fantastic on the post-race comments, showing that he’s really a mature driver,” said the Swiss-born boss.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sebastian VettelFollow Charles LeclercFollow Scuderia FerrariFollow Chinese GPFollow Mattia Binotto Next Sebastian Vettel has most probability to challenge for title: Ferrari boss BinottoSebastian Vettel has been Scuderia Ferrari’s number one in recent years but new recruit Charles Leclerc was quicker in Bahrain two weeks ago.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Big blow to Team India as Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

3 Ultraportable Sporting Goods for Go-anywhere Adventure Travelers

first_img 9 Essential Kayak Fishing Accessories to Get You Started The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Editors’ Recommendations For decades, Montague Bikes have made a name for themselves as the go-to manufacturer of solid, portable bikes. Their line of folding mountain bikes is arguably the best in the industry. Originally developed for the U.S. military, every option in the line-up features full-size, 27.5-inch wheels, Shimano and Tektro brake and drivetrain components, and RockShox and Suntour fork suspensions. The entry-level Paratrooper is a versatile, 24-speed option with disc brakes and a rear rack, starting around $900. All-in riders can opt for the flagship Paratrooper Elite which upgrades to 30 speeds, a RockShox Reba RLT suspension fork with 100mm of travel, and Shimano XT drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes. All of which makes the near-$2,500 sticker price sound almost reasonable. Almost. Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity center_img 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Summer road-trippin’ season is here. Which, of course, means it’s time to get the hell off the laptop and head outdoors. If you’re not fortunate enough to have your own lake house full of toys, you likely need to haul everything with you via a roof rack or cargo carrier. Or instead, just check out these three ultraportable sporting goods designed for adventure travelers who want to take it all with them.Inflatable Paddleboards by Red Paddle CoAlong with kayaks and surfboards, paddleboards take up more space than just about any non-motorized outdoor sporting good. Red Paddle Co’s inflatable paddleboards pack down small and literally blow up wherever and whenever you need them. The 9’8” Ride MSL SUP is versatile, yet ultra-compact with a collapsed footprint that’s hardly larger than an oversized expedition backpack. They’re billed as the “stiffest, most durable, inflatable SUPs” on the market. What’s more: they don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Their lineup includes a broad range of models designed for everyone from newbies to amateurs to seasoned, expert paddlers. You’ll pay for the convenience, but the $1,300 USD kit includes the board, backpack, air pump, repair kit, and a water-resistant phone case.Collapsible Kayaks by Oru KayakThere’s no way around it: transporting kayaks is a pain in the ass. But, Oru Kayak’s lineup of ultraportable, origami-inspired vessels means adventure travelers can keep a pair of kayaks in the trunk for whenever they’re ready to hit the water. The $1,300 entry-level Beach LT is full-sized at 28 inches wide — ensuring it’s both stable and comfortable — and supports up to 300 pounds. But, it packs down into a 33” x 12” x 29” carrying box for easy transport and sets up in just three minutes when you’re ready to go. Two additional models — the Bay ST and Coast XT — are designed for serious paddlers with even more serious price tags to match.Portable Mountain Bikes by Montague Bikes Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kartlast_img read more

Looking for a Canine Cardio Companion? Here are the Best Dog Breeds for Runners

first_imgSay goodbye to the days of man’s best friend, and hello to man’s best running mate.If you live, breathe, and sleep the active lifestyle, it may become difficult to take care of a dog if you’re not home all the time. However, many dogs were bred to run and some might even share that high-octane energy with you. It’s just a matter of finding one of the best dog breeds for runners and then selecting the breed that fits your itinerary.For instance, although many dogs like to run, many of them have their limits. If you’re one to train for marathons and go on long, steady runs, it might not be the best idea for you to bring a Greyhound along with you.Yes — Greyhounds were built to run — but for speed, not for distance. With that said, we’ll also give you the run down on why each dog is a good running companion.So, if you’re looking for a canine cardio companion who will always be ready to burst out the door when you are, here are the best dog breeds for runners.Dalmatian Strengths: Long runsDalmatians host a heap of energy and the best way for them to exude it is through exercise — which they love. They’re arguably one of the best dog breeds for runners because of their high-energy levels and long strides. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that Dalmatians are a big breed and their weight doesn’t appreciate running on pavement.Rhodesian RidgebackStrengths: Long runs, hot weather runsIf there is one thing that a lot of dogs can’t overcome, it’s running in hot weather for a long period of time. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is an exception, however, as it was bred in Africa to be a versatile hunter and guardian. This natural instinct and high-energy translates perfectly for a long distance running companion.Alaskan MalamuteStrengths: Cold weather runsOn the opposite end of the temperature spectrum, some dogs — like Huskies and Malamutes — make for the perfect dog breed for cold-weather runners. If you’re not familiar with the cold weather breeds, many of these puppies were built to be sled dogs, so you can bet they have the endurance and craving for exercise to keep up.VizslaStrengths: Long runs, high-trainabilityIf you don’t really have the time to train a dog to meet your standards of athleticism and stamina, a Vizsla might be the best dog breed for experienced runners. Speed and endurance are two of the breed’s best traits; however, it’s a highly trainable breed and can be taken out in a busy city or even off of a leash once you’re comfortable enough.German ShepardStrength: Long runs, highly intelligentGerman Shepard’s host a slew of talents due to their high intelligence, but running long distances is one thing they do best. Built strong, this breed can run virtually anywhere once they’ve learned the ropes. They can keep up with even the most experienced runners, making the German Shepard a shoe-in for one of the best dog breeds for runners.Border CollieStrength: Long runs, highly intelligentAnother bright breed, Border Collie’s were bred to be an agile herding dog, so it comes as no surprise that they make our list. The herding instincts provide a need for work and a foundation of high-energy, making this breed a sure-pawed running companion.WeimaranerStrengths: Short runs, but can pace for long distance, hot weather runs, high-trainabilityWeimaraner’s are the do-it-all kind of dog breed. With the ability to run short and long distances, an adaptable short coat for hot weather climates, an an easy training process, Weimaraner dogs will excel anywhere you put them, from jogs around the block to trail runs through rough terrain. This pup is fearless and is ready to take on any road.Australian ShepardStrengths: Paced runs, trail runningA breed with some of the most energy, Australian Shepard’s fit the bill when you’re searching for the best dog breeds for runners. Agile and fast due to it’s herding nature, as well as a constant internal motor, this breed will keep up with you all day if you let them. They absolutely love exercise and is one of the more sure-footed runners in the bunch.With Some Training…There are a few more dogs that can live up to the running dog label if you choose to put in a little more work in regards to training and patience.Standard Poodles — Can run long distances, highly-trainable, but extremely playful.Fox Terriers — Can run well in warmer climates, high energy levels, but loves to find their own adventure to follow.All images ©American Kennel Club 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster World’s First Hybrid-Electric Cruise Ship Sails the Northwest Passage Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Genting Dream to Be Homeported in Singapore YearRound

first_imgzoom Asian cruise operator Dream Cruises plans to homeport its inaugural vessel, Genting Dream, year-round in Singapore starting from December 3, 2017. This marks a first for Singapore to host a brand-new and large-scale 151,300-tonne cruise ship year-round, the shipowner said.Designed for the Asian market, the new cruise ship was built and delivered by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Bremerhaven on October 12.The 335-meter long Genting Dream, which has a capacity to accommodate 3,400 passengers and 2,000 crew, will call at more than 10 ports in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam during 2018.“We are truly excited to deploy Genting Dream in Singapore, a popular and well developed travel hub for the Asian region with an excellent cruise and tourism infrastructure. Singapore’s prime geographic location also makes it the ideal homeport Genting Dream to cruise to popular as well as new ASEAN destinations,” Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises, said.Beginning December 3 to the end of March, Genting Dream would be deployed on two, five and seven night cruises, and from April to October 2018, the company plans to offer new itineraries with destinations in the South China Sea and the Java Sea.Genting Hong Kong, Dream Cruises’ parent company, has led the development of an ongoing commitment to the Asia cruise industry by introducing Star Cruises in Singapore 23 years ago. Genting Cruises with the two brands – Dream Cruises and Star Cruises – will offer the largest cruise capacity days in Singapore and Asia by the end of 2017.last_img read more

Tender Prenotice Gives Contractors Opportunity to Prepare

first_imgThe tender release to solidify and stabilize the Sydney Tar Ponds is fast approaching. The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency issued the pre-notification of the multi-million dollar tender to encourage interested parties from North America and Europe to familiarize themselves with requirements of working on the contaminated sites, as well as the agreements and programs that govern the project. “This gives interested parties ample time to learn as much as possible about the unique approaches implemented by the agency to drive local economic benefits, support employment equity, and to experience the level of community engagement necessary with a remediation project located at the centre of an urban community,” said Roger Larkin, agency project director. “This cleanup uses proven technology, but has an oversight program unique to general contracting. This gives interested contractors time for the kind of orientation needed to prepare a competitive bid.” It is expected that the agency will release the tender by November. About 700,000 tonnes of sediment will be solidified and stabilized within the shorelines of the north and south tar ponds. Also, a new channel will be constructed to manage surface water from two brooks that feed into the tar ponds, which is also a tidal estuary at the mouth of Sydney Harbour. Pilot-scale work on both tar ponds has begun. The exercise is to prove to regulators that selected recipes effectively treat sediment in both ponds and meet the agreed requirements for permeability, leachability, and unconfined strength. As part of the upcoming tender, contractors will be required to perform similar tests on tar ponds sediment. Once regulators approve, full-scale treatment can begin. The first phase is a pump-around system to keep water flows out of construction areas. The next phase is full-scale implementation of solidification/stabilization of the ponds. The third phase includes capping the solidified mass and building a new bridge on Ferry Street. The government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia signed a memorandum of agreement on May 12, 2004, committing to jointly participate in the remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens sites. It is a $400-million agreement that specifies that the cleanup be completed by 2014.last_img read more

Biodiversity Council Members Appointed

first_img Donna Hurlburt, aboriginal advisor at Acadia University, Mi’kmaq ecologist and conservation biologist Kate Sherren, associate professor and academic programs co-ordinator of the Dalhousie School for Resource and Environmental Studies Graham Forbes, professor at the University of New Brunswick and the director of the New Brunswick Cooperatives Research Unit and the Sir James Dunn Wildlife Research Centre Peter Oram, senior environmental specialist at the technical consulting and management services provider GHD Four experts who will help craft new legislation and recommend new actions to promote biodiversity in Nova Scotia have been chosen for the new Biodiversity Council. Today, May 22, is the International Day for Biological Diversity. The members are: The experts begin their work immediately and are appointed for two-year terms. A new Biodiversity Act will enable Nova Scotia to improve the conservation and sustainable use of wild species and ecosystems in flexible and adaptive ways, address legislative gaps and manage emerging risks. Creating a new Biodiversity Council is included in the 2017 mandate letter of the Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller.last_img read more

Company to remove pro Maxime Bernier billboards that criticize mass immigration

first_imgTake Our PollAccording to a filing with Elections Canada, the third-party group behind the ads is run by Frank Smeenk, the chief executive of a Toronto-based mining exploration company.The group filed interim financial returns with Elections Canada that show it spent $59,890 on billboards in “select cities in Canada” and received $60,000 from Bassett & Walker International Inc., a company that specializes in the international trade of protein products.Smeenk declined to comment and messages left at Bassett & Walker were not returned.Polls suggest the People’s Party of Canada has around four per cent of voter support heading into the October election, and thus far, Bernier has been excluded from the official leadership debates.On Sunday, Bernier was greeted by hundreds of raucous supporters who cheered his every word as he pitched his case for inclusion in the debates and repeated promises to eliminate the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and corporate subsidies.But at a grocery store down the road from the partisan gathering, some citizens expressed doubts about whether they would support their longtime MP under his new party’s banner.Martin Roy, a resident of St-Isidore, said he worried that casting a ballot for Bernier could pave the way for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to win a second term.“If our vote divides, what good is it?” he mused.Others at the store expressed admiration for the Conservative candidate, Richard Lehoux, a dairy producer supporting the supply management system Bernier has vowed to abolish.Bernier acknowledged on Sunday that the race in his riding could be tight, and said he planned to campaign heavily there ahead of the election.But for fans like Daniel Bouchette, who drove from Quebec City to attend the launch, Bernier’s willingness to take political gambles is among his greatest strengths.“He could have rested on his laurels, sure of re-election, but he had the courage to launch a new party to do things differently,” he said.The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The owner of billboards currently showcasing ads that seek to promote the People’s Party of Canada’s controversial stance on immigration reversed course on Sunday, saying the company would take the material down in response to “overwhelming” criticism.The ads, featuring a photo of party leader Maxime Bernier, the slogan “Say NO to mass immigration” and a call to vote for his party, started popping up across the country late last week. They were criticized nearly immediately as promoting anti-immigrant rhetoric.Petitions have since sprung up calling on billboard owners Pattison Outdoor Advertising to take the ads down, arguing that they violate the company’s own code of conduct.The company released two statements on Sunday, the first of which said that people who have a problem with the ads should take it up with the advertiser, True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp. The statement suggested they reviewed the ad content and it did not violate the Ad Standards of Canada (ASC) code or their own policies.“We take a neutral position on ads that comply with the ASC code as we believe Canadians do not want us to be the judge or arbiter of what the public can or cannot see,” the company said in a statement circulated on their social media accounts.“Should advertising elicit a public debate, we encourage Canadians to voice their opinions directly to the advertiser who placed the message as it is our policy that their contact information must be a legible part of the ad.”But later in the day, the company issued a second statement saying that while the billboards didn’t violate any policy, they would come down nonetheless.“It was never my or Pattison Outdoor’s intention to offend, alienate or in any way insult the public by allowing this ad to be run,” company president Randy Otto wrote, adding that the company would review its advocacy guidelines.Message from Randy Otto, President Pattison Outdoor Advertising.— PATTISON Outdoor (@pattisonoutdoor) August 25, 2019He said that neither he nor anyone else at the company endorses the message of the advertiser.Otto wrote that Pattison will inform True North Advertising Corp. of its decision on Monday, and the ads will come down as soon as possible.At the People’s Party national campaign launch Sunday in Sainte-Marie, Que., Bernier said he agreed with the ad’s message, though noted they were placed by an outside group.He said the current number of immigrants Canada accepts annually – 350,000 – is too high and needs to be scaled back.“For me, mass immigration is 350,000 a year so yes we’re against mass immigration,” he said.The phrase, however, is associated with more than just numbers.Critics of the term often consider it a synonym for opposition to visible minority immigrants on the grounds they pose a threat.Critics of the ad were interpreting it that way. The premier of Nova Scotia called the tone “negative, divisive,” while one Calgary resident who posted a petition calling for their removal said the ads are hurtful to newcomers and don’t recognize their contribution to Canadian culture.The People’s Party of Canada platform says specifically that “mass immigration” is used as a tool by mainstream parties to buy immigrant votes and that it drives up housing prices.The party also says immigration “should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country. And it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals.” Do you agree with an advertising company’s decision to take down billboards that read: “Say NO to mass immigration”?NoYesVoteView Resultslast_img read more

Bombardier Inc financial aid request being studied by federal government

LONGUEUIL, Que. — The federal economic development minister says he is continuing to examine the request for financial aid from struggling aerospace giant Bombardier Inc.Navdeep Bains spoke to reporters near Montreal Thursday and said there isn’t a set timetable for a final decision.Bombardier Inc. CEO Alain Bellemare asked Ottawa for money late last year.The request came as the Quebec government pledged $1.3 billion in October to help Bombardier complete the CSeries aircraft line.Bombardier Inc receives firm order for 10 more CRJ900 jets from China Express AirlinesBombardier sees ‘aggressive’ CSeries pricing for new customers amid 15-month order droughtNeither party has indicated how much Bombardier is asking of Ottawa, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he would need to see a solid business plan before injecting federal cash.Bains says the federal government is well aware of the importance of the aerospace sector — $29 billion to the Canadian economy as well as 180,000 jobs, including about 40,000 centred in the Greater Montreal Area.But Bains reiterated Thursday the final decision will have to be one that best respects taxpayers. read more

Displaced Indonesians suffer from higher rates of poverty poor health WFP reports

The social violence over the last three years in Indonesia has forced more than one million people from their homes, exposing them to higher rates of poverty, unemployment and poor health, according to early results of a new survey by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The findings of the preliminary survey, which was released in Jakarta today at a one-day meeting on internally displaced people (IDPs) for government, donor, UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives, show that IDPs have more difficulties obtaining food, but malnutrition does not appear to be a widespread problem. The report, which interviewed 5,500 family groups (representing some 26,000 people), noted that the IDPs have developed a range of “coping strategies” to survive amid the difficult and uncertain circumstances, such as selling off household assets, borrowing money, growing their own vegetables and doing day labour. Among the other conclusions, poverty levels were found to be approximately three times higher than the overall average rate of district-level poverty of 19 per cent. Unemployment rates were an average of 54 per cent for the IDP population surveyed, while 55 per cent of the households surveyed were living below the poverty line. In Aceh province, over 90 per cent of the households fell below the poverty line, while unemployment was 100 per cent in two of the province’s four districts. Poverty rates are also significantly higher – at 68 per cent – for female-headed households, which also experience higher rates of unemployment, according to the survey. The study, a collaboration of WFP and the Government of Indonesia, found that in just over half of the 50 districts surveyed, illness was a problem for 90 per cent of the households; in 11 districts, that rate was 100 per cent. The most commonly reported illnesses were malaria, dengue fever and hepatitis. “Statistics like these sound the alarm for the future of the displaced people in Indonesia, particularly women and children,” said WFP Country Director Mohamed Saleheen. “These problems need to be solved now before they have a chance to harden into a second generation.” read more

UN Security Council sanctions chair meets peace pact signatories in Côte dIvoire

The Permanent Representative of Greece, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis, also met yesterday with ministers of the Government of national reconciliation, leaders of human rights groups and journalists in the divided West African country. He has more meetings scheduled for tomorrow and will return to New York over the weekend.A Security Council resolution approved last year imposed and arms embargo and threatened measures against individuals “who constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process.” If activated, the additional restrictions would include a ban on travelling abroad and would freeze the funds and other assets of individuals designated by the Sanctions Committee.Insecurity recently prompted the postponement of the 30 October elections for a year and the head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Pierre Schori, reported major challenges in the country, with “gruesome” human rights violations, obstruction of the work of the UN force and intimidation of political opponents. read more

Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal by Julie Pace, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2017 1:24 am MDT Last Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama’s attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia.Trump’s move on trade aimed to fulfil a central campaign promise even as he appeared to be fixated on re-litigating the 2016 election.In a meeting with congressional leaders on Monday night, Trump claimed that 3 to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally voted in the election, costing him the popular vote, according to a Democratic aide familiar with the exchange who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting. There has been no evidence to back up that claim.Trump’s assertions came in a White House meeting with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders. They were similar to claims he made on Twitter in late November that he had won the electoral college in a “landslide” and “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes despite losing the electoral college.Trump aimed to make jobs and the economy the focal point of his first few days in office. He has repeatedly cast the 12-nation trade pact — which was eagerly sought by U.S. allies in Asia — as detrimental to American businesses.“Great thing for the American worker that we just did,” Trump said in brief remarks as he signed a notice in the Oval Office.The Obama administration spent years negotiating the Pacific Rim pact, though the mood in Washington on trade soured over time. Obama never sent the accord to Congress for ratification, making Trump’s actions Monday largely symbolic.For Trump, the start of his first full week in office amounted to a reset after a tumultuous weekend dominated by his and his spokesman’s false statements about inauguration crowds and their vigorous complaints about media coverage of the celebrations. While Trump’s advisers have long accepted his tendency to become preoccupied by seemingly insignificant issues, some privately conceded that his focus on inauguration crowds was unhelpful on the opening weekend of his presidency.On Monday, the new president tried to regroup. He spent the day bounding from one ornate room of the White House to another for meetings, often ordering aides to summon journalists from their West Wing workspace at a moment’s notice for unscheduled statements and photo opportunities.In addition to his executive action on TPP, Trump signed memorandums freezing most federal government hiring — though he noted an exception for the military — and reinstating a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option. The regulation, known as the “Mexico City Policy,” has been a political volleyball, instituted by Republican administrations and rescinded by Democratic ones since 1984.The actions were among the long list of steps candidate Trump pledged to take on his opening day as president. But other “Day One” promises were going unfulfilled Monday, including plans to propose a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress and terminating Obama’s executive actions deferring deportations for some people living in the U.S. illegally.Spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump intended to follow through on his proposals, though on a more extended timeframe to ensure maximum attention for each move.Yet he appeared to suggest that Trump would not move quickly — or perhaps at all — to reinstate deportations for young immigrants protected from deportation under the Obama administration.Spicer said Trump’s focus would be on people in the U.S. illegally who have criminal records or who pose a threat.“That’s where the priority’s going to be, and then we’re going to continue to work through the entire number of folks that are here illegally,” he said.Spicer — making his first appearance at the briefing room podium since his angry tirade against the press on Saturday — also appeared to back away from Trump’s assertion that he could move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While presidential candidates have long made similar pledges, all have abandoned the idea over concerns that following through would further inflame tensions in the volatile region.“We are at the early stages in this decision-making process,” Spicer said of the possible embassy relocation. “If it was already a decision, then we wouldn’t be going through a process.”Spicer struck a far more conciliatory tone with reporters in Monday’s briefing and attempted to make light of his weekend appearance, which included multiple inaccurate statements about the inauguration. He conceded that he was relying on incomplete information when he used public transportation figures to boast about the crowd size, but stood by his unverifiable claim that Trump’s swearing-in was the most watched in history, counting internet views as well as TV.The crowd actually in attendance was clearly smaller than for Obama’s 2009 inauguration, though Trump denied that fact.Monday was mostly a business day for Trump. The new president, who prefers to solicit opinions from numerous people before making decisions, huddled with corporate leaders, including Tesla’s Elon Musk and Marillyn Hewson, and union heads. Eager to show off his new digs, Trump ended both meetings by bringing his guests in to see the Oval Office.In his discussions with executives, Trump warned that he would impose a “substantial border tax” on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States. He reiterated his campaign pledge to lower taxes for companies that stay in the U.S., as well as for the middle class, “anywhere from 15 to 25 per cent,” although he has not been clear on how he intends to make up for lost tax revenue.He said of his incentives for businesses, “All you have to do is stay.”In the evening, Trump hosted a White House reception for lawmakers from both parties and a separate private meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss Republicans’ legislative priorities. His choice for CIA director, Mike Pompeo, was sworn in by Vice-President Mike Pence on Monday night.As Trump pressed forward with executive actions, a legal watchdog group filed a lawsuit alleging he is violating the so-called emoluments clause in the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. The liberal-funded watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics says the clause prohibits Trump from receiving money from diplomats for stays at his hotels or from foreign governments for leases of office space in his buildings.Asked about the suit, Trump said it was “totally without merit.”Later Monday, spokesman Spicer said Trump has left his businesses as promised, handing over control to his two adult sons.___Associated Press writers Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin, Erica Werner and Ken Thomas contributed to this report.___Follow Julie Pace at read more

Urban Meyer names Cardale Jones Ohio State backup quarterback despite disappointing Spring

Urban Meyer looks on during the OSU Spring Game April 12 at Ohio Stadium. The Gray defeated Scarlet, 17-7.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternThe most publicized position in all of sports is arguably the quarterback position, and at Ohio State, even the backup spot is a point of emphasis.With senior Braxton Miller out for the spring after undergoing minor shoulder surgery in February, the competition to see who would be his backup became a big storyline throughout spring practice.The two players most likely to fall next in line behind Miller — redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett — both got their chances to shine in front of 61,058 people Saturday, and neither seemed comfortable for a majority of the game.Neither quarterback accounted for a touchdown. However, Barrett nearly broke free twice after keeping the ball on designed run plays before being whistled down. Both he and Jones sported black, no-contact jerseys once the game got under way.Barrett finished the game 17-33 passing for 151 yards, also rushing for 25 yards on six carries. He led a pair of 80-yard scoring drives, while also leading a 90-yard drive that stalled on fourth and goal.Jones, who coach Urban Meyer said after the game is in position to be Miller’s backup, got off to a very slow start. He headed into halftime just 6-15 passing for seven yards, including a pass play that resulted in a loss of 12 yards. After losing the ball in the end zone, Jones was forced to find a receiver in order to avoid a safety and dumped it off to junior wide receiver Kato Mitchell, who was well behind the line of scrimmage.Jones improved his game in the second half, as he finished the game 14-31 passing for 126 yards while also rushing for 21 yards on four carries.Meyer said he was unhappy with Jones’ performance.“Cardale was disappointing,” Meyer said after the game. “I thought he made some misses today, but I’m not going to let that ruin his spring. He’s had a good spring for us.”Despite a poor performance, Jones said he was excited to finally be on the field.“It was pretty cool,” Jones said after the game. “I’ve been waiting for a long time and I’ve still got work to do to enhance my ability.”Junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker, who sits as the lone returning starter on the OSU offensive line, said he was pleased that under the pressure of performing in front of a large crowd, the young quarterbacks didn’t buckle.“To see that calmness in a quarterback, even though they may be a new guy, it’s still good to see from an offensive lineman standpoint,” Decker, who hardly saw time on the field Saturday, said.The lone turnover committed by a quarterback was early on when Barrett — despite wearing the no-contact jersey — was hit from behind, forcing him to lose the ball in his own end zone. Redshirt-senior defensive lineman Rashad Frazier forced the fumble, then pounced on it, resulting in the Scarlet’s only touchdown of the game.When asked if he thought he had locked up the backup spot, Jones was concise.“Oh no, not at all,” Jones said.The Buckeye quarterbacks have all summer to improve before fall camp opens, and OSU is scheduled to open the 2014 season at M&T Bank Stadium against Navy on Aug. 30 at noon. read more

Apple acknowledges Glassgate by stopping sales of slider iPhone 4 cases

first_imgApple’s iPhone 4 has a revolutionary new design, but that design has arguably been more trouble than its worth. First, the iPhone 4’s antenna attenuation issues caused Cupertino the PR nightmare of the Antennagate debacle. Then, the glass backing of the white iPhone 4 caused light to leak into the camera sensor, causing Apple to indefinitely delay that model. Could it get any worse?Apparently so. According to Cult of Mac, Apple has halted its sales of slider-style cases for the iPhone 4 because of Glassgate… a problem with the iPhone 4’s glass-backed design that makes the iPhone 4 vulnerable to dirt, grit, dust and other particles to crack the back of the device when used with a slider case.AdChoices广告While the iPhone 4’s front glass panel is made of resilient Gorilla Glass, the same can’t be said for the back glass panel, which makes it more susceptible to damage. Apple is aware of the problem, and has ceased orders of all slider-style cases for the iPhone 4, including the latest iteration of the popular Mophie Juice Pack.“Glassgate is a real problem,” said an anonymous source speaking to Cult of Mac. “Apple is not approving slide-on cases right now for its stores.” On the other hand, maybe this is much ado about nothing, mixed with extreme wariness on Apple’s part to spark another Antennagate like public relations fiasco. According to one slide case manufacturer for the iPhone 4, he’s sold over 22,000 cases so far, and hasn’t heard a complaint from customers yet.Read more at Cult of Maclast_img read more

Oppo Find 5 brings its 1080p display to the US for 499

first_imgThe Oppo Find 5 won’t be the first smartphone to land on American shores with a 5-inch, 1080p display, but it will be the most competitively priced. The Find 5, which compares favorably to the HTC Droid DNA, will sell for $499 unlocked. That’s a full $100 cheaper than the Verizon-locked Droid.Oppo utilizes the very same 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor as HTC, the same 2GB of RAM, and the same 16GB of internal storage. The Find 5 offers 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. It sports all the requisite sensors, too: accelerometer, g-sensor, compass, GPS, gyroscope, proximity, and ambient light. One big advantage of the Oppo Find 5 is that it’s got a monstrous 2500mAh battery. That’s 25% larger than the one in the Droid DNA, and it will provide plenty of runtime between charges. One reason for that endurance might be a turn off for geekier types.Perhaps the biggest downside for demanding mobile users is that the Find 5 doesn’t support LTE. If you’re content with HSPA+42 speeds, the Find 5 looks like it’ll be a solid choice for your next massive Android phone. That is unless you’re also ok with a screen that’s just .3 inches smaller, in which case you can save yourself another $140 and buy a Nexus 4 instead — but you’ll also be giving up full HD resolution and 400mAh of additional power if you opt against the Oppo Find 5.The Find 5 will be officially unveiled next week in Beijing, and the company says the unlocked phone will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and SimpleMobile.More at Engadget and Oppo USAlast_img read more