Foreign Minister Honored by Youth

first_imgA youth group named, Youth Organized for the Promotion of Good Governance (YOPGG), has honored Foreign Minister, Augustine Ngafuan, as Minister of the Year for what they described as his pivotal and impactful role during the height of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.The Secretary General of the group, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, noted that the decision honor Minister Ngafuan is in recognition of the pivotal role he played in not just rallying the international community to Liberia’s aid but also because of his strong advocacy for his country and compatriots during the height of the Ebola crisis. SG Williams, presenting the certificate, noted that the Minister was the voice of Liberia in the international community when Liberians were being stigmatized because of the Ebola virus.”When Liberia was so troubled, and most of our friends including some of our African brothers were rejecting us because the Ebola disease had befallen our country, we can recall that Minster Ngafuan was the voice of Liberia in the international community”, Williams said.Reflecting on Minister Ngafuan’s presentation and impact at the recent United Nations General Assembly, Williams recalled, “We remember, Minister Ngafuan particularly at the United Nations General Assembly presenting the case for Liberia, ensuring that millions of dollars in cash, kind and in human capacity came to the rescue of this country.And we can proudly say that his intervention, along with his team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, into the Liberian situation has played a very key role in our country and remains indelible in the minds of Liberian youth, nurses, doctors, and the health workers”.The organization says it views President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s continuous confidence in the Foreign Minister as an inspiration to the young people.The group held a moment of silence for Liberians, especially young people  who lost their lives to the Ebola virus.Minister Ngafuan, in his response, described the day as a great day in his personal life and that of the Foreign Ministry. The Liberian chief diplomat underscored that public servants should proceed with their work without any expectation of an honor, but stressed that when honor comes, it should be appreciated. “To note that you have been evaluating us for the past 12 months and that your judgment is one of commendation, we are grateful. Civil society organizations often condemn officials of government when we do condemnable things. It is good to see you commending an official of government for what you consider commendable deeds”, Minister Ngafuan stated.The Foreign Minister stated that he was dedicating the honor first and foremost to all Liberians whom called the real masters: President Sirleaf, for her leadership and guidance in the Ebola fight and the entire Ministry of Foreign Affairs family whom he described as real giants whose contributions were critical to his success.He also dedicated the honor to the memory of the late Mrs. Sharon Washington, his Administrative Assistant who died during the height of the Ebola crisis: “I dedicate this honor to her memory for her dedicated service to the Ministry and the country for almost 20 years.”He then gave the assurance that the Foreign Ministry will commit itself to working hard to do its part in contributing to the Government’s agenda. “So, you have given us more reasons why we should work for the Liberian people. You have given us a charge for this New Year. You have given us gasoline for our tanks for the New Year.”YOPGG, a peace-building civil society organization, honored the Foreign Minister yesterday at his Foreign Ministry office.The organization was founded in 2010. It speaks out against excesses in the society as Liberia strives to strengthen its democracy and recovery process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Preaching Capitalism

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It’s also the checkbook in your purse, the price tags in the stores, your dreams of a better job or paying off your plastic. Just as vital to the mission, Fox Business has made a good start in promoting optimism. On its first morning, a glowing anchorwoman noted that on the same date – Oct. 15 – back in 1951, a TV institution was born: “I Love Lucy.” Good call. Fox’s new institution-in-the-making could aptly be nicknamed “I Love Business.” This is in shrewd contrast to CNBC, the long-dominant financial network and now Fox’s archrival. At CNBC it’s not about love, but money. CNBC has always opted for an Alpha Male (or Female) style, a jackets-off, boiler-room image of urgency (even with the jackets on). On Fox Business, the style is more that of a chummy, overeager Eyewitness News team. By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Mission accomplished! So far, anyhow. Fox Business Network, which signed on last week, has swiftly gotten down to business with a wide-angle vision of business as more than just playing the market. Many from this friendly family already are known to viewers, including Fox News vets Neil Cavuto, David Asman and Dagen McDowell. There’s also former CNBC star Liz Claman, who last Thursday spent a pleasant hour with folksy uber-investor Warren Buffett in a chat that insistently was touted as newsbreaking. And there’s NBC’s “Today” alumna Alexis Glick who, on the first day, began with a bang from Times Square interviewing a man who does business as the Naked Cowboy. Accessorized only with boots, hat, tighty-whiteys and guitar, he boasted that by Christmas he expected “over one billion dollars accrued.” Glick gamely tried on his cowboy hat. Fox Business also has legitimate reports, and analysts and numbers. But nothing too intense. It’s easy-listening TV. (Also easy on the eyes: Its women manifest a certain high-gloss look its competition wouldn’t dare.) At one point, Fox Business co-anchors showcased an inexpensive gadget that lets you use your phone to make free calls through your computer, while, over on CNBC, the topic at hand was: When, and how, do you fire a CEO? A CNBC anchor pelted a financial expert with wonkish questions about interest rates while Fox Business had a lifestyles-of- the-rich-and-famous interlude with power ties: A fashion expert invited anchor Peter Barnes to swap his red necktie for a blue one that sells for $1,150. Barnes couldn’t resist modeling it. Monday, both networks had plenty to say about Apple’s huge quarterly profit. But Fox Business couldn’t say enough, with correspondent Jenna Lee even posted outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue store, where she cooed about the product line and interviewed satisfied customers. But why not go crazy? Since everybody has an iPod and thinks Apple is cool, viewer interest in the company reaches far beyond people who will ever own its stock. The bottom line difference between the two networks: CNBC transports you, the ordinary viewer, into the business world, while Fox Business, as it promised from the start, brings the business world to you on your couch somewhere off Main Street. It also does its best to reassure you that business is good (in all senses of the phrase). With that in mind, Fox News boss Roger Ailes was baiting the competition months ago. Last February, he told The New York Times he had often seen things on CNBC “where they are not as friendly to corporations and profits as they should be.” As for Team Fox, he added, “We don’t get up every morning thinking business is bad.” Probably not. But Ailes has made a policy of acting as if he thinks his business – the news business – is bad enough. Bad, that is, with the notable exception of his staked-out corner of the media universe, where a handful of righteous players (like newborn Fox Business and his vibrant Fox News Channel) hold forth against what they decry as the liberal media elite. Fox Business reflects a branding strategy straight from the well-thumbed Ailes playbook. Fox Business spent much of last Friday observing the anniversary of 1987’s “Black Monday” market crash with recaps, analysis and where-were-you-then recollections. The moral of the story, as framed by the network: Things turned out all right, didn’t they? Thank goodness Fox Business is here now to keep spreading the good word. Most media outlets are all too focused on “biz-blasting,” as Asman termed it during his interview with a guest who duly echoed the Fox Business gospel. Dan Gainor, director of the Business & Media Institute, came packing research he said proved most media coverage slams the business world. Item: During the market explosion the past few years, the media, instead of “crowing about it,” dwelled on “downbeat news.” Already a viewer can sense this won’t be a problem on Fox Business. Here the glass of capitalism is apt to be reassuringly half-full, if not overflowing. Free enterprise won’t be blasted by Fox Business, which is busy running interference for it. And encouraging the audience not to get rich, necessarily, but to believe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Press Pass – Sunday, July 17

first_imgThis week Darren Lewis is joined by Tony Evans and Tom Hopkinson to cast their eyes over the main sporting storiesThey discuss Sam Allardyce potentially being hired as England manager, Chelsea’s start under Antonio Conte, and the title race for the upcoming Premier League season.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img

FANS GET THEIR HANDS ON SAM, MICHAEL AND JIM AT THE IRISH CENTRE IN PHILADELPHIA

first_imgWho said they were on a holiday?Jim McGuinness and some of his players had no sooner touched down in America than they were whisked to the Irish Centre in Philadelphia. Jim along with captain Michael Murphy are pictured with a certain Mr S Maguire and many happy Donegal supporters.Jim and Michael are pictured above with Pat Regan (Kilmovee,Mayo), Peter Gallagher (Mossfield,Churchill), Bridie O’Donnell Regan (Cabra, Churchill), Noreen O’Donnell Gallagher (Cabra,Churchill), Paddy Gallagher (Moneymore, Dunlewey ), Holly & Sheila Regan, Philadelphia & of course Sam.On the right a very happy Kathleen McGinty Regan (Litterhilue, Glenfin) is pictured with with Jim also at the Irish Centre last night in Philadelphia.Needless to say Jim and the boys will be seeing flashes in their sleep with the amount of photos they’ll be standing in during the coming days.  FANS GET THEIR HANDS ON SAM, MICHAEL AND JIM AT THE IRISH CENTRE IN PHILADELPHIA was last modified: November 14th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Irish Centre PhiladelphiaJim McGuinnessMichael MurphySam Maguirelast_img read more

REVEALED: HOW FAMOUS DONEGAL BEAUTY SPOT IS BEING WIPED OUT BY EROSION

first_imgDeputy Mac Lochlainn and Cllr Doherty at Five Finger Strand/LaggA FAMOUS Donegal beauty spot which has existed for thousands of years is being wiped off the map by the relentless surge of coastal erosion.Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn and his party colleague Cllr Albert Doherty have been inspecting the devastating impact of coastal erosion and flood waters at the entrance to the Five Fingers Strand/Lagg.What was once accessible by cars is now wiped away. “We are both calling on Donegal County Council, working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to source the funding for urgent remedial works,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn.“A comprehensive study will also have to be commenced with a report and recommendations for action.“This is an immensely important amenity and while some of the coastal erosion along the strand may prove to be unstoppable for now due to tidal and sand bank changes, there are remedial engineering actions that can be undertaken at the entrance to the strand and perhaps elsewhere if the funding can be sourced.”  REVEALED: HOW FAMOUS DONEGAL BEAUTY SPOT IS BEING WIPED OUT BY EROSION was last modified: January 7th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Deputy Mac Lochlainnerosionfive finger strandlast_img read more

France Under-21 ace rejects Everton to sign for LaLiga club

first_img three-way race LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Diakhaby has won nine caps for France Under-21s 2 LATEST Latest transfer news RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Diakhaby is set to leave Lyon for Valencia Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti It has even been suggested by France Football that Everton’s bid eclipsed the £13.25m that Los Che are set to pay for Diakhaby’s services. Newcastle have also been considering a move but it was the Goodison Park club who firmed up their interest with a bid.However, Diakhaby turned down the chance to move to Merseyside after deciding he would prefer to continue his career in Spain. moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby has rejected the chance to join Everton to instead sign for Spanish side Valencia.According to reports in France, the Toffees lodged a formal bid for the 21-year-old centre-back at the start of the week, as manager Marco Silva looks to bolster Everton’s defence before the start of the new campaign. But when it came to the player making a decision, it appears the lure of Champions League football was enough for him to select Valencia. targets 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets last_img read more

DONEGAL TD PRINGLE BACKS ABORTION BILL

first_imgINDEPENDENT TD Thomas Pringle has become the first Dail deputy from Co Donegal to openly support abortion.The Donegal South West representative confirmed to donegaldaily.com in a brief statement that he believed “legislation on the X case should be enacted.”Three other TDs from the Technical Group have lobbied a Private Member’s Bill in the Dail, calling for the Government to legislate on the controversial X Case – a Supreme Court ruling that women should be allowed an abortion here when a mother’s life is in danger.Socialist Party TD Clare Daly, People Before Profit’s Joan Collins and Independent TD Mick Wallace will need the support of the majority of the Dail – some 81 votes on top of their own – for the Bill to be passed.“In the week when Irish women have come forward to speak publicly about how their need to leave Ireland to terminate non-viable pregnancies made a difficult experience worse, tabling this Bill is a first step to creating a legal framework for abortion in Ireland in cases where a woman’s life is at risk,” said Ms Daly. The Supreme Court made the X Case ruling 20 years ago, but it was never made part of the country’s laws.Delegates at the Labour Party national conference last weekend unanimously passed a motion to allow for abortions to be legally carried out in Ireland – on grounds wider than risk to a woman’s life or health.But the party’s TDs have been instructed to vote against the Bill.Deputy Pringle was among TDs who met four women who were forced to leave the country to have an abortion during difficult pregnancies. Jenny McDonald, Ruth Bowie, Amanda Mellet and Arlette Lyons shared their stories in a bid to highlight the plight of women who are denied the right to a termination in life-threatening circumstances. DONEGAL TD PRINGLE BACKS ABORTION BILL was last modified: April 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DERRY BOOKMAKER ORDERED TO GIVE CASH TO DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM

first_imgA DERRY man who illegally opened his Letterkenny-based bookmakers shop on Easter Sunday has been ordered to pay cash to the Donegal Ladies U-14 football team.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that gardai observed customers entering and leaving McBride Racing in the town on April 20 last year.Owner Thomas McBride, Kingsfort Park, Culmore, Derry, admitted a charge of breaching betting laws. His solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said the 74-year-old had no previous convictions and new legislation introduced in January past now allows betting on Easter Sundays at bookies.“Unfortunately my client jumped the flag on this one,” said Mr McLaughlin (a Buncrana man and Donegal fan).He pointed out that the maximum fine under 1931 legislation was 50 punts (or €60) and his client would be glad to make a charitable donation to avoid a conviction.“I’m told there is a horse running later today at Cheltenham called Girly Girl and perhaps a wager on that could help a charity. It’s 5/1,” said Mr McLaughlin.Judge Paul Kelly shook head, remarking that he wasn’t a gambling man.The judge asked if Mr McBride would be willing to make a €100 donation to the Donegal U14 football team instead of recording a conviction.The bookmaker replied: “I’d be delighted to.”(Girly Girl finished 3rd in the 5.30pm race at Cheltenham. Those in court who took a note of the horse’s name may well be out of pocket).DERRY BOOKMAKER ORDERED TO GIVE CASH TO DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Donegal U14sgirls footballMcBride Racinglast_img read more

Becoming More Plant-Centric: A Review of Plant-Based Diets

first_imgAuthor: Christian Maino Vieytes, Masters Candidate, University of IllinoisDr. Ellsworth Wareham lives a comfortable and simple life as a retired cardiothoracic surgeon. He left medical practice 40 years ago when he was 74 years of age. That makes him a fruitful and thriving 104-year-old, today! The question on everyone’s mind, I would imagine, is: how does he do it? How did Dr. Wareham achieve centenarian status? Well, prodding Dr. Wareham with the relevant question prompts a simple response: he attributes his longevity to the adoption of a whole-foods plant based diet over 50 years ago, a common practice within his religious community of the Seventh-Day Adventists. But Dr. Wareham is probably just a genetic outlier, right? Well, let’s take a look at what the science has to say about plant-based diets before we cast judgment.DefinitionWe’ve heard the term, perhaps, thrown around loosely, but what does it actually mean to follow a plant-based diet? Researchers at Harvard have established that a plant-based diet “emphasizes intake of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes” and consists“of a diverse family of dietary patterns, defined in terms of low frequency of consumption of animal foods.” Some describe the diet as completely abstaining from all animal products; an exclusively plant-based diet. The popular Mediterranean Diet, with its focus on these food groups and the minimization of animal products, would certainly fit the definition. Plant-based diets distinguish themselves from vegan diets, which also define themselves by the elimination of all animal products, in that vegans do not necessarily get the majority of their calories from whole plant foods. You can be vegan and eat as many fries (fried in oil) and Oreos as you please but it does not mean it’s healthy!CancerMuch of the beneficial effects of consuming a primarily or exclusively plant-based diet arise from the ratio of fruits/vegetables to products of animal origin. With respect to cancer, several studies have demonstrated that this ratio is highly relevant to one’s risk of developing the disease. Studies on the Mediterranean diet have also established that variations of the diet that maximize fruit and vegetable consumption while minimizing meat and other animal products are associated with a reduced risk of various types of cancer. Specifically, various chemicals found in plants have been found to have protective effects while chemicals that arise in meat and also through the cooking process are responsible for mutations in our DNA that can lead to cancer.Cardiovascular Disease and DiabetesMuch of the benefits of a plant-based diet come from the large amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and whole grains that people on this diet consume relative to the rest of the population. Average fiber intake in the United States for adults is 17 g/day, which is nowhere close to the recommended intake level of ~30 g per day. Those on a plant-based diet may easily consume upwards of 60-80 g per day. Eating primarily high-fiber, whole-plant foods has been shown to effectively promote healthy weight loss by increasing feelings of fullness and lowering the total intake of calories, since fiber has no digestible calories. Fiber is also known for its cholesterol-lowering effects in the blood and its ability to regulate blood-sugar levels. Put all together, these effects provide the basis for why plant-based diets are so effective in treating cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Patients can work with their physicians or dietitians to develop a plan that promotes this pattern of eating.A Sustainable AlternativeAside from the health benefits associated with eating an exclusively plant-based diet, there are also substantial environmental benefits that the planet can profit from by incorporating more fruits and vegetables on our plate. Did you know it requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef? Not only does livestock agriculture guzzle astronomical amounts of this limited resource but the United Nations recognizes it as a leading contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, water contamination, and species extinction.Who knew we could both benefit our bodies and the planet by filling our plate with more fruits and vegetables?BibliographyBarnard, Neal D., et al. “A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial–.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 89.5 (2009): 1588S-1596S.Ford, Brian J. “Impact of cultured meat on global agriculture.” World Agriculture 2.2 (2011): 43-46.Grosso, Giuseppe, et al. “Mediterranean diet and cancer: epidemiological evidence and mechanism of selected aspects.” BMC surgery 13.2 (2013): S14.Jenkins, David JA, et al. “Type 2 diabetes and the vegetarian diet.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 78.3 (2003): 610S-616S.Kapiszewska, Maria. “A vegetable to meat consumption ratio as a relevant factor determining cancer preventive diet.” Local Mediterranean food plants and nutraceuticals. 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Barnard. “Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Nutrition reviews 75.9 (2017): 683-698.last_img read more

The Battle for the Mid-Tier Cinema Camera Market: C500 Mark II Vs. FX9

first_imgFor documentary, non-scripted, corporate, and reality work, the FS7 and C300 MII remain the top choices for filmmakers, owner-operators, and producers.Canon and Sony have long been battling for the title of Best Mid-Tier Cinema Camera System. However, both manufacturers have introduced new full-frame cameras, making this competition even more intense. The new Canon C500 Mark II and Sony FX9 are bound to find their way onto sets and productions everywhere. Will one of these camera systems reign supreme? Let’s take a look at some of the most promising and exciting features of each system.Sensor and ResolutionCanon C500 Mark IIThe new Canon C500 Mark II is a 5.9K full-frame cinema camera. Canon’s new-ish full-frame sensor (also offered on the C700 FF) gives filmmakers a more detailed image, with an even shallower depth of field. The 38.1 x 20.1 mm sensor offers an impressive fifteen stops of dynamic range. With the ability to record 5.9K RAW internally, the camera can record plenty of data for most productions.Sony FX9Sony hit the market at nearly the same time with their full-frame mid-tier option. The Sony FX9 is also a full-frame sensor camera with a 6K oversample for a final 4K output. Their 35.7 x 18.8 mm sensor is also equipped with fifteen stops of dynamic range. This camera is ready for any lighting situation you toss it into.When we start jumping outside of sensors and resolution, we begin to see the biggest differences between these two cameras.Frame RatesOne of the biggest differences between the C300 Mark II and FS7 were the frame rates in correspondence to resolution. Canon’s previous option — the C300 Mark II — wasn’t capable of 60 fps at 4K. This was a major reason why so many productions adopted an FS7 workflow. They wanted the capability of a true 4K deliverable, while still being able to have a 60 fps over-crank. Let’s take a look at what each camera’s now offering in terms of frame rates.C300 Mark IIOne of the biggest pain points of the C300 Mark II was the inability to record 60 fps at 4K. However, this issue has been resolved with the C500 Mark II, which is now capable of 60 fps at a full 4K, utilizing the entire full-frame sensor. Higher frame rates are available but in lower resolutions.FX9Along with being capable of 60 fps at 4K (but currently only in a Super 35 crop), the FX9 is slated to feature a future firmware update, taking the capabilities of the camera up to 120 fps at 4K, internally. This 120 fps competitive advantage over the C500 MII may just give the FX9 that much more of an advantage over the C500 MII, to sway productions.Image StabilizationOne unique offering — new to this tier of cameras — is the image stabilization capabilities. Both the FX9 and C500 Mark II offer advanced image stabilization capabilities. However, there are major differences between the two.The C500 Mark II offers a 5-axis electronic stabilization that’s fully in-camera.The Sony FX9 offers gimbal-like stabilization, as well. However, the stabilization has to happen in post-production, with the FX9 utilizing their Sony Catalyst Browse/Catalyst Prepare software.This new feature — across both cameras — allows hand-held shot productions to get more gimbal-like shots, without all the cumbersome extra equipment. This feature will, without a doubt, elevate many productions, allowing filmmakers everywhere much more creativity.Overall, both Sony and Canon are introducing new and exciting camera systems into the mid-tier cinema camera market. Both of these cameras will easily find their place onto a lot of productions, in the very near future. Only time and experience on set will tell if one of these cameras will claim the title of best mid-tier cinema camera.Cover image via Canon.Looking for more on cameras and video gear? Check out these articles.The Massive Update To the BMPCC4k Is HereMeet the Pocket-Sized and Versatile Aputure MC Film LightHow to Choose and Use a Capture Card for Your Gaming NeedsHands-on Review: the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6KGold Mount vs. V-Mount: Which Is Your Best Choice?last_img read more