The Ronin 2 three-axis stabilizer is more powerful, more versatile, and easier to use. Here’s the scoop on DJI’s tough new gimbal.Images via DJI.Drone lords DJI launched their NAB 2017 business with the announcement of the Ronin 2, a machine that Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Manager, calls “the best stabilizer we have ever made.”Ronin 2 dramatically improves every aspect of the camera operating experience…. Completely redesigned to meet the needs of today’s camera professionals, Ronin 2 makes it easier than ever to capture stunning cinematic footage under the widest variety of situations.Ronin vs. Ronin 2: Improvements, Advancements, and UpgradesSo what’s the difference in the Ronin and the new Ronin 2? Increased versatility for one. In addition to the handheld capabilities consumers expect from the Ronin line, the new iteration adds aerial, car mounting, cablecam, and Steadicam capabilities. Beefed-up torque motors empower the Ronin 2 to carry a larger payload — up to 30lbs at speeds as high as 75mph. The enlarged cage can handle everything from DSLRs to cinema cameras.And the upgrades keep coming: onboard GPS, an ultra-bright touchscreen for on-the-fly settings tweaks, and hot-swappable batteries strong enough to power a RED DRAGON.The video below features the Ronin 2 in action and goes a little more in depth with the rig’s capabilities. For even more info, check out DJI’s Ronin 2 site. You can read the official announcement for yourself right here.DJI Ronin 2: Noteworthy Specs30 lbs (13.6 kg) PayloadHandheld, Car Mount, Aerial, Tripod, and Steadicam ModeHot-Swappable Dual Battery SystemBuilt-in Touch PanelBuilt-in GPS8-Hour Run Time2.5-Hour Run Time When Powering Gimbal, Camera, and Accessories SimultaneouslyThe Ronin 2 arrives later this year. Expect to hear the price tag just prior to the gimbal’s release. We’ll share more details as they become available.Check back in all week for PremiumBeat’s ongoing coverage of NAB 2017!
In recent times, runways in Indian airports have been invaded by a variety of mammals – ranging from hyenas and jackals at the international airport in New Delhi, to spotted deer and wild boars in Nagpur, and the common stray dog in Chennai.But surprisingly, for a nation that prides itself on veneration of the cow, cattle have been conspicuous by their absence on runways, save for a solitary buffalo that tried to board a SpiceJet flight in Surat in November 2014. But a buffalo is not, strictly speaking, a cow, and it was finally up to the Ahmedabad airport, traditionally associated more with avian intrusions, to host a cow on its runway.On Thursday morning, at least two flights – an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad and a cargo plane – were unable to land on account of the cow, which was first spotted by the pilots. Both flights were diverted to Mumbai and other flights were delayed.“It was a stray cow that entered from the cargo terminal side. The cow was quite mad, and running around the operational area. I have asked the airport director to inquire into it and submit a report,” Airport Authority of India chairman Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra told The Hindu.Inquiry ordered “We have ordered an inquiry,” the airport director, Manoj Gangal, informed the media. Sources said that the animal was in the airport premises for about 90 minutes before Central Industrial Security Force guards chased it out.The incident has raised security concerns in the run-up to the high profile visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled to land in Ahmedabad on January 17. “This is a very serious and shocking incident just a week before the visit of the Israeli prime minister,” said a senior official involved in the VIP security. Tragedy averted In November 2016, tragedy was averted at the Ahmedabad airport when a Chennai-bound Spicejet plane, with 189 passengers and crew, aborted its take-off after some monkeys got on the tarmac.
Ajith Kumar has wrapped up the shoot of Nerkonda Paarvai a few weeks ago and the film is currently in the post-production phase. It is gearing up to release on August 15.Meanwhile, news about Ajith’s next film, tentatively titled Thala 60, is already making the rounds of social media.It is rumoured that Ajith is playing the role of a bike racer in the film, which will make use of his real-life passion for racing. Director of Nerkonda Paarvai, H Vinoth, is again teaming up with the actor for the film. Boney Kapoor, the producer of the Pink remake in Tamil, is bankrolling the upcoming project.Thala 60 is currently trending online because of a video clip in which Ajith Kumar sports a new hairstyle. The actor is seen wearing a cap and hiding his look. Social media is abuzz with speculation that it is Ajith’s new look from Thala 60.Here’s the clip:Unseen Video Of Thala #Ajith#Thala #AjithKumar #Ak60 #NerkondaPaarvai pic.twitter.com/O1SrXdNHcrMichael Billa (@rohithvincent) June 12, 2019 The cast and other details of the film are yet to be announced. However, the film has already created a huge buzz without even an official announcement from the makers.ALSO READ: Babloo Prithviraj says Ajith has zero dedication, Suriya is a horrible person. Gets burnt by fansALSO WATCH: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth may join politics with own party
Share on WhatsApp Brazil set out to win the Copa América final and the love of a nation Read more Chile Reuse this content The South American football confederation said questioning the integrity of the Copa América was unacceptable after Lionel Messi alleged Argentina were victims of corruption in their 2-1 win over Chile.Messi was sent off towards the end of the first half of their third-place play-off in São Paulo and refused to take part in the medal ceremony. The Barcelona player was dismissed following a confrontation with the former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel, who was also shown a red card. Share via Email Argentina Share on Messenger match reports Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Messi appeared to have been hard done by, with Chile defender appearing to push his head towards the Argentina playmaker as they squared up, chest to chest. The Argentina captain suggested he had been singled out following his comments about “crazy” officiating in the wake of their 2-0 semi-final defeat by Brazil in Belo Horizonte.“We don’t need to be part of the corruption that we’ve suffered at this tournament,” Messi said, as quoted by Spanish media outlet AS. “Medel is always right at the limit. With a yellow that would have been the end of it for both of us, but well, maybe what I said recently had an impact.“What’s important is that the team finished well in the tournament. Maybe this was ordered and I ended up suffering because of what I said.”Conmebol, South America’s football confederation, said a “fundamental pillar of fair play is to accept the results with loyalty and respect”.Its statement, which did not mention Messi by name, added: “The same goes for refereeing decisions, which are human and will always be improvable. It is unacceptable that as a result of incidents typical in competitions, involving 12 teams, all on equal terms, unfounded accusations have been launched that lack the truth and question the integrity of the Copa América.“These accusations represent a lack of respect for the competition, all the participating players and the hundreds of professionals of Conmebol, an institution that since 2016 has been working tirelessly to make transparent, professionalise and develop South American football.”Messi’s red card was only the second red card of his career, the first also coming while playing for Argentina on his debut against Hungary in 2005. The referee showed seven yellow cards in a match that was broken up with 37 fouls.Messi had helped set up an early goal for Manchester City’s striker Sergio Agüero, with Argentina going 2-0 up through Paulo Dybala.Chile were handed a way back into the match following a controversial VAR review which resulted in a penalty being awarded after Argentina’s Giovani Lo Celso was adjudged to have fouled Charles Aranguiz. Arturo Vidal dispatched the spot-kick. Share on LinkedIn Topics Copa América Share on Twitter Lionel Messi
Barcelona interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Laraby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Lara.Lara is currently a free agent after his deal expired on January 1.Diario de Seville says Barcelona are keeping tabs on the situation as the player is a teammate of Miranda and Abel Ruiz with Spain U21. However there are many teams from all over Europe in the running for the promising youngster.Lara made his first team debut last season under Joaquin Caparros, who is now Sevilla’s football director. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Milner: Adrian has been massive helpby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder James Milner has lauded Adrian for filling in during the absence of Alisson.The Spaniard did not lose a single Premier League game after the Brazilian went down injured on the opening game.And Milner says it is a luxury to have two quality goalkeepers.”I think Adrian did fantastically well to step in at the time he did,” said Milner.”He had not trained much, he wasn’t match fit but he made some massive saves at big points in games.”He did a fantastic job and slipped straight into the squad. I can’t say enough good things about him.”But Ali, we know how good he is. How well he did in his first season and what he brings to the team, both in terms of his goalkeeping and his character – but also his ability with his feet.”He is obviously massive. He will help us again and hopefully it won’t take him too long to get back up to speed. But the job Adrian did was fantastic.”
With lots of chatter surrounding Big 12 expansion, we’ve already brought you our opinion on how the next phase of conference realignment could unfold. Now, ESPN has some intriguing information regarding which schools the Big 12 could target if it does indeed expand. According to Big 12 writer Jake Trotter, four institutions have already begun lobbying the Big 12 for consideration: Houston, Memphis, UCF and Colorado State. From Trotter:With Big 12 expansion back on the table, officials from the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, University of Central Florida and Colorado State University have been lobbying members of the Big 12’s composition committee, according to documents ESPN.com has obtained.West Virginia president Gordon Gee is one of three Big 12 presidents on the committee, which is charged with exploring expansion candidates. Documents reveal that Gee has been busy in that role in recent months, which has included a trip to the University of Houston in late November.Additionally, Trotter says FedEx, which is headquartered in Memphis, is offering major sponsorship of Big 12 football and basketball if the Tigers are added to the league. This was originally part of Memphis’ pitch to the old Big East a few years back. Documents obtained show FedEx primed to back Memphis’ Big 12 candidacy, prepared to sponsor Big 12 title game: https://t.co/Fa8jbDEbwS— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 10, 2016The most interesting aspect of Trotter’s report? Probably that UConn and Cincinnati are nowhere to be found, considering those are two schools many have linked to the Big 12, including us here at College Spun. Also, would Oklahoma and Texas, the two premier programs in the league, really be okay with these additions? Or would they look to bolt for greener pastures? Whatever the answer, buckle up because the realignment well may start turning fast and furiously. [ ESPN ]
Major highways in six parishes along the North Coast corridor will receive extensive cleaning and beautification during the next two years, under the Northern Coastal Highway Road Improvement Programme.The $340 million project is being funded by the Government, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The six parishes are Portland, St. Mary, St. Ann, Trelawny, St. James and Hanover, and the highways will receive continuous bushing and drain cleaning during the period.Another component of the project, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for which was signed on March 8, will see some 100 environmental auxiliary workers receiving special training in Ornamental Horticulture (Level 2) for six months.The MoU was signed between the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the National Works Agency (NWA), in St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann.Those selected for training have worked on the North Coast Highway before. They will undergo interactive lectures and written assignments, under the direction of the HEART Trust/National Training Agency, at the end of which they will be given certificates.Addressing the official launch and MoU signing, Executive Director of the NSWMA, Jennifer Edwards, commended the participants selected for “this crucially important project.”“Participants, you have confronted all kinds of obstacles and challenges over the last year (working on the highway); challenges such as rain, sun, wasps, human and animal waste, among others, always sticking to the task. I believe that if we train our people, if we educate our people, we are not only helping them individually, their families, their communities, but indeed will contribute to the development of Jamaica,” Ms. Edwards said.“Not only will we be beautifying the North Coast, but we will beautify the South Coast and the mid island areas as well. This renewal will lead to other persons getting the opportunity for employment and also accessing the opportunity for education,” she added.She urged participants in the training programme to take the six months seriously, as the course is designed to equip them to become professionals.The training will end in August or September, and will include studies in soil conservation, operating a tractor, knowledge of pests and computer science. It will be undertaken in conjunction with the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE).By Glenis A. Rose, JIS Reporter
Bruce Dickinson, the Iron Maiden frontman who used to be a commercial airline pilot, is teaching UK residents with disabilities to fly.Dickinson is working with The Royal International Air Tattoo Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (FSDP), a charity created in the memory of flying ace Douglas Bader, a pilot who lost his legs in an aeroplane accident yet continued as a fighter pilot in World War II.Each year, FSDP provides scholarships to selected applicants with varying disabilities as a way to challenge and inspire them, to focus attention on their abilities rather than everything that they cannot do. The results show improvement in self confidence, outlook and future aspirations.“You gave my son faith in himself and the future,” says the father of one of the scholars.Another scholar was surprised by the course participants: “A bunch of interesting, gutsy people who had been thrown a stinking hand in life and come through fighting. Every one of them had turned down the offer of a bland future, filled with disappointment and disability aids, and come in search of something more”.Nearly 400 people have been awarded a flying scholarship with FSDP since its beginnings in 1983. Dickinson is one of FSDP’s Vice Patrons.Find out more here.Copyright ©2013Look to the Stars
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, celebrated its 50th anniversary of inspiring children to read, learn and grow by hosting a virtual birthday party at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, D.C.Jordin Sparks reads with a student from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School during Reading Is Fundamental’s 50th AnniversaryCredit/Copyright: Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Reading Is FundamentalAward-winning singer and actress, Jordin Sparks; passionate advocate, actor and musician, Tray Chaney; and notable children’s author, Tara Lazar joined D.C. Council Members, parents, and DC Public School officials to commemorate the milestone. The event featured live performances, a Happy Birthday sing along, a children’s story read aloud and birthday cake for fourth grade students. In addition, all of the students at the school received birthday-inspired activities and free books, including Dr. Seuss’ Happy Birthday to You! and Tara Lazar’s Normal Norman. The anniversary celebration was sponsored by State Farm, who made a $10,000 donation for books for the school library.“Since 1966, RIF has been an important and influential voice in support of children’s literacy and, in partnership with a grassroots network of hundreds of thousands of RIF volunteers in schools and communities nationwide, we have impacted the lives of more than 40 million children,” noted Alicia Levi, president and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental. “Communities and government officials across the country took part in today’s celebration by issuing a RIF Day Proclamation to recognize the amazing impact RIF has on the lives of children.”The story of RIF began a half a century ago with a simple yet innovative idea – deliver free books to children who don’t have one to call their own. Since Margaret McNamara first founded RIF in 1966, the organization has become an important and influential voice in support of children’s literacy.“I love to read books and as a child, I would stay up way past my bedtime and read in my bed with a flashlight,” said Jordin Sparks. “Having the opportunity to inspire the students at Amidon-Bowen and others of all ages who tuned in proves to show just how much I believe in Reading Is Fundamental’s mission. I am incredibly honored to support them.”“I am a huge fan of Reading is Fundamental and the work they do to improve reading skills for kids,” noted actor and musician Tray Chaney. “As a father, I know first-hand the importance of reading aloud to children and helping them discover the adventures found in a good book. I truly believe we can all make a difference in the lives of young people simply by reading together.”“As a children’s author, I know not every child has a book at home to read. That’s why it was so much fun to see the kids dive in to the free books they received as part of Reading Is Fundamental’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said Normal Norman author, Tara Lazar. “Ensuring kids have access to books is vitally important to setting them on a path to read and learn and I’m so glad to be part of RIF’s rich legacy.”For schools and community organizations who were not able to join in the live broadcast, a recorded version is available on RIF.org/50. Parents, teachers and program coordinators can continue the emphasis on literacy by downloading free birthday-theme literacy activities to extend learning. In addition, book lovers can promote reading by taking an online pledge to read books to a special child in your life and downloading RIF’s free 50 e-book library provided by ustyme. Normal Norman books were supplied by Sterling Publishing and Happy Birthday to You! books were supplied by Penguin Random House to all the students at Amidon-Bowen to own and take home.