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12Jun/21

Pasadena Sees Over 1,000 U.S. Citizens Sworn In at Convention Center

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Over 2,000 new American citizens took their oath of allegiance Wednesday, June 20, at the Pasadena Convention Center.The new U.S. citizens came from 95 countries who stood, raised their right hands, and took the oath during two sessions Wednesday – one at 9 a.m. and a second session at 1:30 p.m., each with about 1,000 applicants schedule to take their oaths.The new citizens later watched a video message from President Donald Trump.Family members waited outside waving U.S. flags as the naturalization ceremony took place inside the Convention Center.A number of the new citizens have been serving with the various branches of the U.S. military.The oath-taking ceremony in Pasadena, as well as in other Los Angeles County locations, was presided over by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.Some of the countries where most of the new citizens came from include Vietnam, El Salvador, China, the Philippines, and Mexico. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena Sees Over 1,000 U.S. Citizens Sworn In at Convention Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 4:36 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

25May/21

SF will lose a seat in Letterkenny – Mc Monagle

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ By News Highland – May 26, 2019 WhatsApp As counting proper gets underway in the local elections, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle has conceded that Sinn Fein will lose a seat in Letterkenny.At the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny this morning, he acknowledged he is in a battle with party colleague and fellow councillor Adrian Glackin, but told Greg Hughes that he will be equally happy if his running mate takes the seat ……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/gerrysun.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest SF will lose a seat in Letterkenny – Mc Monagle Google+ Homepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleDonegal backs Divorce Referendum by 77% to 23%Next articleJoule Donegal International Rally is Ready to Launch News Highland Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

26Jan/21

Saint Mary’s graduates to enter workforce, volunteer

first_imgSaint Mary’s Office of Institutional Research conducted the annual Graduation Destination survey to chart the different paths undergraduates pursue after graduating from the College. As of May, the survey concluded that 57 percent of respondents will pursue employment, 38 percent will enroll in a graduate school, 10 percent will pursue externships or internships, 6 percent will involve themselves with voluntary service and 3 percent will join the military.Lauren Weldon | The Observer Stacie Jeffirs, director of the Career Crossings Office, said percentages from the survey do not change much over the years, with the post-graduation employment category usually having the highest percentage of students. She said graduate school enrollment also sees a high volume of post-graduates. “Most of our graduating students go into job fields, as career is the number one choice for students,” she said. “High up there, too, is graduate school. Our numbers will range from year to year, but typically, we have an upwards of 25-30 percent that go on to graduate school.”Other students choose to join service-oriented organizations or the military, according to Jeffirs.“Then we also have students who go into service and volunteering, like Peace Corps or Teach for America,” she said. “We also have a small percentage serving in the military, like ROTC students at Notre Dame. And then a small percentage of students who do something different like travel or go back abroad.”Jeffirs said surveys are also conducted at one year and five year intervals after graduation. “We also do one-year and five-year surveys to see where the alumnae are and how they feel like the Saint Mary’s education prepared them for the future,” she said. “We always ask questions about whether or not they think their current job is a career path for them, or a stepping stone into a career or just a job to get them by. By far, most graduates say their current job is a career path or stepping stone towards a career.”Jeffirs said deciding what to do after graduation forces students to consider what values are meaningful to them.“A lot of our decisions are driven by values and what’s important to us,” she said. “What do we see as our mission?”Senior Clare McMillan said her mission is to serve with the Olancho Aid Foundation — an organization that helps children maintain their bilingual education. McMillan said Saint Mary’s and the Career Crossings Office helped her to discover this opportunity. “My education at Saint Mary’s had opened my perspective to the global community,” she said. “During my four years here, I have come to understand the importance of serving those in need, and that is why I will be traveling to Juticalpa, Honduras this summer and serving with the Olancho Aid Foundation.”McMillan said she envisions her commitment to the Olancho Aid Foundation enduring over time, since she will embrace the opportunity to make valuable differences in students’ lives.“One of the goals of this foundation is to provide a moral framework for students, enabling them to overcome challenges in their community,” she said. “I am choosing to serve with the Olancho Aid Foundation because it provides a faith-based environment, which promotes education and hope for the future — two values that I also hold in high regard. It is a seven-week commitment that I hope to continue participating in for years to come.”Senior Mary Gring plans to attend graduate school at Columbia College Chicago. “I chose to attend graduate school because I really wasn’t ready to be done with school,” she said. “I love school, I love learning and I felt as though I had a lot more to learn, especially in my discipline.”Gring will be pursuing a Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media. “I love art, specifically video art, but I love that the program allows me to explore other areas of art and other disciplines, too,” she said. “If I want to grow as an artist, as a professional and as an individual, I think being in a program that allows for exploration would help me do that most effectively.” Gring said Saint Mary’s helped her decide to continue her education. “Saint Mary’s professors helped a lot in my decision to pursue graduate school,” Gring said. “My professors helped me narrow down programs I might be interested in, assisted me in writing strong statements of purpose and provided me with letters of recommendation. The Saint Mary’s community encourages all Belles to know more. It’s an environment that fosters exploration.”Senior Isabela Hudson said she decided to enter the Peace Corps after graduation, since Saint Mary’s helped her discover her love for traveling and assisting others.“I will be going to the Peace Corps to serve in Botswana,” she said, “I will be placed in a health facility to address the public health and HIV/AIDS needs of the community and be focused on delivering HIV prevention, treatment and care.” Hudson said Saint Mary’s strengthens students’ passions and gives them outlets to express those passions.“Saint Mary’s gave me the chance to grow in my experiences to strengthen my love for service,” she said. “The College gave me the chance to participate in the Uganda practicum, where I worked at the Sisters of the Holy Cross’s clinic. Saint Mary’s also provided me with the education and love for nursing. I cannot wait to put in practice what Saint Mary’s has taught me during my service in Botswana.” It may be hard for graduating seniors to plan for the future, but it is important for them to keep their interests in mind, Jeffirs said.“It’s hard to plan too far into the future in terms of what to do after graduation,” she said. “It’s important that [graduates] carefully consider their interests, what they would like to do in the future and what, in the next couple years, is going to help get them there. It doesn’t always have to be career-related necessarily, but it could be a job or position that will help give them some experience.” Jeffirs said career discernment does not have to be an arduous process.“If they’re not entirely sure what they want to do, they can look at what positions they might be happiest in, a job or even a service project, because service is a really great way to discern what your interests are and what you would like to do in the future and  it looks great on a resume,” Jeffirs said.Career Crossings provides graduate with services, career advice, post graduation mapping, information, mock interviews and resume assistance.“All the services we provide to students when they are students here at Saint Mary’s are also provided to them after they graduate, indefinitely,” she said. “We do provide lifetime services for alumni, so as students graduate — even if it’s right after graduation — if they need assistance, we’re available.”Jeffirs said it is never too late for students to start planning for the future. “Students have to start planning for post-graduation early because there are stepping stones and baby steps to get to there,” she said. “It’s a process.” The Career Crossings Office maintains normal office hours throughout the summer months to provide information and guidance to graduates and proactive rising seniors, Jeffirs said. “We keep regular hours during the summer,” she said. “Even if [the student is] not in the area, I do email, phone calls and Skype calls to talk and help them.”Jeffirs said no matter what a student decides, the future beyond college graduation is an exciting time full of new opportunities. “That next step after graduation is exciting no matter what a student is doing,” she said. “Even if you  don’t have it all figured out just yet, this is just the very beginning into the future.” Tags: 2017 commencement, Career crossings, Olancho Aid Foundation, Peace Corpslast_img read more

26Sep/20

10 Keys to Healthy Living.

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 17 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle 10 Keys to Healthy Living. by: – June 20, 2011 By Marissa LippertOne of the goals at Epicurious is to help you balance the great pleasures of eating and cooking delicious food with maintaining a healthy diet. Wholesome eating and a healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly simple when a solid foundation of smart habits is in place. Here are ten useful tips you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day life.1. Be PreparedWhen it comes to establishing and maintaining nutritious eating habits, being well-prepared makes a world of difference. Set up a weekly time in your schedule to head to the grocery shop or the farmers’ market to ensure that your kitchen is well stocked with a variety of healthy foods for meals as well as convenient, portable snacks.2. Rearrange Your PlateLimit calories and boost nutrients by filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables. The other half of the plate can be split between lean proteins, such as fish, chicken, and tofu, and a mix of complex whole grains and carbohydrates, such as quinoa and sweet potatoes.3. Less Is MoreScan the ingredient list of all your processed foods, and seek out foods with short ingredient lists. Seek out foods with short ingredient lists. Ideally, most—if not all—of the ingredients will be easily recognizable. Try to minimize your consumption of processed and packaged foods.4. Keep a Food JournalMake a close assessment of what you’ve eaten in a typical week to affirm positive eating habits as well as to identify and tackle negative ones. Keep a food journal for three to seven days and choose small, strategic goals to work on, such as drinking more water or consuming two pieces of fruit and two different vegetables daily.5. Take CuesBe aware of when you’re hungry and when you’re full. Doing so will help keep portion size in check, which in turn will impact your weight loss or gain. Eat slowly—it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you are full—and aim to get fruit or vegetables into the majority of your meals.6. No Skipping MealsEating every three to four hours helps keep up your metabolism and calorie-burning ability. Make sure you have breakfast—even if it’s as simple as a piece of fruit and a skim latte—about one to one-and-a-half hours after waking, and at least one snack between meals per day.7. ExerciseTry to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Challenge yourself by changing your current routine: Add one extra day at the gym, go for a daily 30-minute power walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or add 10 to 15 minutes to your workout.8. Drink UpBoost energy and digestion by drinking water daily. Aim for at least six 8-ounce glasses and increase your intake according to your individual needs and physical activity level.9. Strive for BalanceHectic schedules are challenging, and they can affect our food choices. Reduce stress by taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. Try to carve out some quiet time for yourself every day, even if it’s just 30 minutes.10. Sleep WellAn important physical component of maintaining good health is getting a sufficient amount of sleep. Along with physical activity and nutritious eating, proper sleep can help you manage sugar and carbohydrate cravings as well assist your efforts to achieve an ideal weight. Healthy adults should try for an average of seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Studies show that trying to recapture lost sleep on weekends simply doesn’t add up.by Epicurious.comlast_img read more

24Sep/20

Pro and Con

first_imgI am sure by now you have read that East Central has approved construction of a new all-weather football field.  This project is hoped to be completed before next fall’s football season.Unlike Lawrenceburg, who put their field in a few years ago, East Central plans to add a shock pad to their project.  Hopefully, this will reduce the number of injuries that may occur on this type of surface.  When they remove the turf and topsoil from the present field, it will be used to upgrade their soccer facility.This type of field certainly reduces maintenance costs and allows many different activities to occur in all types of weather conditions.  Besides the football team, it may be used as a soccer field (sectional site), band practice, and other athletic practices during rainy periods.  Without a turf, a football field is strictly used for games because usage tears up the grass surface.I am sure that other schools in the area will try to get turf in the near future.  It certainly makes sense to have such a facility.last_img read more

21Dec/19

Twin Towns mourns the passing of Michael Heeney

first_imgTHE Twin Towns is in mourning following the death of noted businessman Michael Heeney.Michael passed away at his home at Dunwiley, Stranorlar following a short illness.Michael was best known as one of the proprietors of the Heeney’s U Drop Inn on Navenny Street in Ballybofey. Alongside his mother, Bridget, and brothers Terence and Aidan, Michael opted one of Ballybofey’s most recognisable haunts.Michael will be laid to rest following 11am Funeral Mass at the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar on Saturday morning.He sis survived by his mother Bridget, wife Bernie, daughters Rachael, Michelle and Meghan, brothers Patrick, Aidan, Martina, Eugene, Terence, John and Teresa and a wide circle of family and friends. Twin Towns mourns the passing of Michael Heeney was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyMichael HeeneyU Drop Innlast_img read more

15Dec/19

Ultimate Guide to Re-branding Your Business: The Major Do’s and Dont’s

first_imgIt should go without saying that your brand is who you are, what you stand for, and the one thing unifying the goals, ideals, and mission of your business. In short, your brand is an integral part of your business identity, so you want to make a good one right out of the gate. Of course, your business will grow over time, which means it may change. Perhaps your goals will shift. Maybe your mission will develop into something new, or you’ll want to refresh your company’s look and overall vibe. You may even want to offer your customers new services or provide products that are a little different from what you offered previously. When this happens (and for many businesses, it will happen sooner or later), you should begin thinking about re-branding your business. Re-branding is as common as creating a brand itself, but it takes a little extra care. When your business is in a space where re-branding is wanted or needed, the chances are that your company has been in the world for a while. Whether you’ve been around for a year or fifty, when you re-brand, you must reinvent more than just your image so that who your business is on the inside matches the outside and vice versa — all with your customers and employees in mind. To rebrand successfully there are several major do’s and don’ts you must follow for optimal success.Ultimate Guide to Re-branding Your Business: The Major Do’s and Dont’s(Photo Courtesy of Unsplash)Don’t Be Intimidated: Why Re-Branding Might Be Needed and Why It WorksPlenty of brands re-brand. Slack, for example, has already worked through two new re-brands in the last few months. IHOP went through a (very memorable) re-brand during the summer of 2018, and other companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instagram and more have recently undergone some form of re-branding to stay current with their followers, customers, and fans. Though it may seem like a lot of change and uncertainty, re-branding is an opportunity to refresh and revive one of the most critical parts of your company. Re-branding offers lots of room for new opportunities and creativity as well as chances to engage with your customer following in new and dynamic ways. Re-branding doesn’t have to be an entire overhaul of your company image! Instead, think of it as a time when you can tweak and fine tune parts of your company that can be improved for clarity and increased interaction. Let’s think about Slack again: the company itself hasn’t undergone a considerable change. Slack is still a useful app, and network professionals can use to connect, chat, and share information. What has changed is Slack’s look and how it interacts with its customers. A small but profound change, revamping the company look leads to a lot of interest and attention for the company, winning new customers and getting the word out on what Slack does and what it stands for. In short, when you think about your current brand – whether it is your brand’s look and logo, your mission statement and goals, or your products and services – is no longer working, re-branding is the clear next step. So don’t panic. Take a step back and make some time to think about how you want to change your brand for the better.  Re-branding Your Business: The Major Do’s and Don’ts to Keep In MindNow that you’ve got an idea about what re-branding is and why it may be necessary, let’s move on to the actual business of re-branding. There are several do’s and don’ts all companies, whether small, medium or large, must know when re-branding. These do’s and don’ts should help you avoid common pitfalls, save you time and money, and ensure that your re-brand is a complete success:Do’sDo Work from the Inside OutWhen re-branding, you have to think about more than just changing your look. Re-doing your logo and visuals will undoubtedly be some of the more eye-catching changes, but you have to re-brand from the inside out to make an actual impact. Think about the core of your company: your core values, your goals, and your mission statement. When you think about how you’re looking to re-brand and why you can begin identifying how each of these things should shift. As you sort through this step, be sure to include your employees in all new decisions and changes so that you can present a united front when you finally go public.  Do Revamp Your Company CopyIf you’ve been a company for at least a year, the chances are that you’ve got plenty of copy on file. The copy can be anything and everything from your tagline social media posts and e-mails to blogs, articles, and other web content. When re-branding, you don’t want to leave all your old content and copy sitting around. For one thing, the copy may no longer reflect your company accurately, and for another, you may confuse potential customers, investors, and partners about who your company is and what it stands for. In some other cases, your copy may not be that strong or compelling anymore. Whatever the problem, you do want to revamp your company copy during a re-branding. It helps to ensure that everything is up to date, polished, and ready to be read, shared, and engaged. Do Stay Consistent Even in the ChangeRe-branding may be all about making changes, but this doesn’t mean you should lose consistency in who you are and what you do. Re-branding is more about changing how you represent who you are and how you do what you do. Let’s return to the IHOP re-brand: one of the issues people had with “IHOP” becoming “IHOB” for a spell was that burgers are pretty far from pancakes. Though IHOP later clarified that they weren’t turning their back on what made them famous in the first place, how they re-branded had many people scratching their heads. Staying consistent may have looked like keeping their name the same, but launching a burger campaign with a new tagline, logo, and goals specifically for this meal option. When re-branding, don’t get lost in all the new — you also have to remember your roots.Do Get CreativeCreativity is an essential part of any business and should be leaned into at all times. Creative thinking gives way to new ideas, new adventures, new opportunities, and even new customers and fans. In short, getting innovative feeds into all areas of your business and you re-brand: it helps you reimagine your logo, tagline, and visuals as well as other areas. Are you wondering how to provide a product or service that’s already out there? Get creative! Think of how your company can do something the others can’t, whether its providing better quality products, better prices, better customer support, or improvements in another area. Having a creative mind and creative members of your team can open a lot of doors, so be sure that creativity is never stifled.Do Include Employees and Customers AlikeOne thing you must remember during your re-brand is to include internal constituents on the big decisions and changes. If you’re lucky, your employees are loyal to your company and believe in it. With this in mind, you don’t want to begin making changes that your team is not on board with. Beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes can be deeply ingrained in both employees and customers, and for many people change is hard. Keep this in mind when you begin the re-branding process (remember, work from the inside out!) to avoid some severe pitfalls. How can you include employees AND customers? Use insights from your employees, executives, and partners to help craft and fine tune your mission and core values. Offer surveys with rewards to loyal customers to get their opinion on specific changes before they’ve been made. Getting feedback from these parties is valuable and can help make your re-brand smooth and successful. Don’tsDon’t Worry About MoneyWhile it is always important to be mindful of your budget, you don’t want to get caught up pinching pennies and cutting corners to make ends meet. Let’s be real: re-branding can get expensive, but if you plan well and leave yourself some wiggle room, you can keep everything on track. Before you begin, look at other areas of your company where funds may be diverted to add some padding to your re-brand budget. To take things a step further, do your research on how much money your specific re-brand may take, and do your best to plan accordingly. In the end, you have spent a little more than you intended, but having a strong brand identity and strategy can offer a significant return on your initial investment!Don’t Become GenericPart of being a successful business is standing out in a way that is important to your customers. You can give people something they both want and need – something they can’t get from just anywhere. With this in mind, you want to make sure that your re-brand does not strip away any of who you are as a business. Becoming generic reduces your company to just another face in the crowd – another option. Sure, some people may choose you, but what is the incentive? What do you have that others don’t? Keep these questions in mind as you consider why you’re re-branding and what you want the process to do for your company and your customers.Don’t Be In a HurryRe-branding can be a long and deeply involved process, so the last thing you want to do is rush. When changing your company in any way, you must think about what you want, what your customers want, what kind of new customers you want to attract, and how you plan to accomplish your goals while staying in line with your core value. Of course, this is a lot to think about, and so should be given the proper time it deserves. To get the best job done, slow down and make sure that everything is precisely how you want it. It may take longer than you like, but it will pay off in the end. Don’t Recycle Old Content Without Changing or Updating It FirstFor more established businesses undergoing the re-branding process, it may be tempting to post old content on your fresh new site. While recycling material is a good idea, doing so without changes or updates is not. Remember, consistency is critical. It’s vital that your brand voice must stay the same across all avenues. If you have a blog post that contains a lot of useful information, but it was made well before your re-brand, re-visit it and see what elements can be brought up-to-date. Think of it like updating your closet: you don’t get rid of all your old stuff, but you can update looks by adding new pieces among the mix!Don’t OversellFinally, don’t oversell or overpromise anything to your customers or employees. If you oversell what your new brand is going to be and do, it will only be met with disappointment and negative feedback. Such reactions can do severe damage to your business, stunting its growth or making it impossible to recover. If you’re going to create hype around something and make promises, you have to follow through no matter what. A great way to think about it is through your lens: when politicians, friends, family members, or colleagues say they’re going to do something but don’t, how do you feel? Annoyed and let down are usually the top answers. For best results,s be realistic about what your brand will do and stick with it. Re-branding your business is a big job, but when you follow these do’s and don’ts you can ensure that the process will go smoothly. Whether you’re giving your whole company a makeover or are just doing some light housekeeping, these tips are sure to help. After a 10-year career in web development and system architecture, she left her position of Senior Director of Information Systems at a digital security company and cofounded a venture studio. There she noticed a lack of affordable “do-it-yourself” naming services for startups, which in turn became the driver to launch BrandBucket.At the age of 18, Margot was accepted to all 8 Ivy League universities, but shepropel BrandBucket into the successful business it is today.She now spends most of her time doing what she loves most, consulting on naming strategy sessions with tech startups and spreading her wealth of knowledge in the art of naming. 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12Dec/19

Introducing The Light That Can Do Everything: The ARRI Orbiter

first_imgEvery once in a while, a piece of gear comes out that threatens to change everything. In this case, it’s ARRI’s new Orbiter.Nothing excites me more than seeing significant advancements in the lighting field. Cameras are constantly getting updates, but in the grand scheme of things, most cameras already look cinematic, offer good slow motion, and shoot in 4K or higher.To me, the lighting field is where truly cinematic images begin — and where the advancements are most apparent. Just look at the way the Quasar changed the lighting landscape, creating an entire style of music video lighting altogether.This week, ARRI announced the Orbiter. It’s appropriately named, because it looks like something straight out of the latest Sci-Fi movie. The Orbiter, to say the least, looks sick.In some regards, this light represents the first lighting unit that I would firmly say can do anything. It can be a leko light, it can be a softbox, it can be a fresnel, it can hook up to other lights via ethernet — and you can control it wirelessly via DMX on your iPad. It can automatically gauge the light in the room and change seamlessly to varying degrees of brightness and color temperature. It can do many things.Key Features:Variety of optics, including open face, projection, dome, and light banksARRI Spectra six-color, wide-gamut light engineExtremely powerful output for maximum brightness and perfect colorsLighting Operating System (LiOS) with powerful software featuresWeatherproof housingIntegrated color sensor for matching ambient lightRemovable, intuitive control panelFull suite of connectors and sensorsPerfected smooth dimming to zeroInternal power supply, wireless DMX, and battery inputOne thing that I initially thought about this release was how it almost seems like ARRI’s version of many the things that Aputure announced at NAB this last year. Also, the addition of the quick change optics system reminds me quite a lot of the 120 and 300d lighting units (though, this light doesn’t feature a bowens mount like the others, requiring proprietary ARRI modifiers). The Orbiter is obviously a higher-end model, which means a higher price-tag, but these features seem to mirror much of what Aputure is now and will soon be offering.The Orbiter definitely has quite a few impressive tricks up its sleeve. Here are the ones I’m most excited about.Quick Lighting MountARRI has developed a new Quick Lighting Mount system for the Orbiter. Unlike some other products on the market, this system does not involve a bowens mount; rather, it includes their new QLM (quick-lighting mount). This means that if you want to use various modifiers, you’ll need to purchase them from ARRI.So far, this system seems to involve an open face option, a projection lens option (similar to a source four leko), a dome option, and an adapter to allow for soft banks (similar to a chimera system).ARRI Spectra Light EngineARRI units have always impressed with the quality of the light they create. This unit represents a leap ahead of the competition in this regard. ARRI Spectra is a six-color light engine. According to the product pageIncluding a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED, the ARRI Spectra six-color light engine translates into a wider color gamut, more accurate colors, and most importantly, higher color rendition across the entire CCT range.This results in an unprecedentedly high CRI of about 98. This engine also includes a color sensor mode, which will read the ambient color surrounding the fixture and match the color with complete accuracy. It can also accurately render colors from 2,000 to 20,000 kelvin.This is the future of lighting — LED lights with high output and nearly flawless color rendition.Fully Waterproof HousingWhile there are certainly more technical specs that are impressive about this light, this one for some reason really catches my attention.This light is fully waterproof. The fact that a light with this much technical capability, output, and everything else can also operate it in any scenario, including rain, is just incredible. This light just seems like the answer to any lighting situation.I think this light represents a shift (that I think other companies had already started) in the lighting industry. LED lighting has now shifted from being a competitor to more traditional lighting styles (HMI or Tungsten) and is now creating a class of lighting all its own. In 5 years or less, HMI or tungsten units may be a thing of the past on the majority of movie sets.We’ll see.Cover image via ARRI.Looking for more on film and video gear? Check out these articles.Top Equipment Investments for Working FilmmakersThe Video Camera Trends Currently Re-Shaping the IndustryIs Autofocus Finally Ready to Take The Filmmaking Field?Aputure Releases a New Spotlight Mount AttachmentLumix S1H: Panasonic’s First 6K Mirrorless Camera Is Herelast_img read more

07Nov/19

NEW LOOK: ONLINE TFA MERCHANDISE SHOP

first_imgBe sure to check out the new layout for the online TFA Merchandise Shop which includes some new items such as the 2006 State of Origin DVD and the Thompson’s Touch Almanac.Also look out for the new official and casual KooGa range of clothing and accessories in the up and coming weeks.To enter please click on the TFA Merchandise link on the left bar.last_img

28Oct/19

10 months agoLiverpool goalscorer Van Dijk: I’ll take clean sheet over goal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalscorer Van Dijk: I’ll take clean sheet over goalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk rates the clean sheet ahead of the goal he scored in victory at Wolves last night.om the Dutchman’s point of view, the three points and a shutout are the most important matters arising from another impressive result.“Not at all – I’m more happy that I’m keeping clean sheets with my team and winning games,” Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com, when asked if he was frustrated to have gone nearly 12 months without scoring for his club.“Obviously scoring a goal is a bonus and obviously a very proud moment and hopefully there’s more to come, but I’m more focused on winning games.“We are very happy and at the end I am happy with the win. In the first half we were a bit sloppy at times, but second half we did it well and we are very happy that we won.“It’s a very tough place to come with these circumstances and how they play. They have shown throughout the season they are very good and disciplined and they have a clear idea. We knew before and it’s how we reacted to it and in the second half we dominated and created good chances.” last_img read more