Exclusive – French midfield ace can improve Man United, says former defender

first_imgManchester United may join Arsenal in the race to sign Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, Danny Higginbotham has told talkSPORT.Schneiderlin, who was expected by many to follow manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs over the summer, has been heavily linked with Arsenal following a number of imposing performances in central midfield for the Saints.And with the Red Devils in need of their own midfield reinforcements, Higginbotham, who started his career at Old Trafford, has suggested that manager Louis van Gaal may also be keeping tabs on the French midfielder.When asked whether Schneiderlin would improve the current United squad, he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “There are a few players about, I think he [Morgan Schneiderlin] is one of them. There will be a lot of teams around that are interested in signing him, and he may even look at today – no disrespect to Southampton – as an advert to put himself on show.“Man Utd are still a little bit short in midfield and I’m sure that they’ll be looking to get new players in.”last_img read more

Not much happening Between the Rows as winter lingers on

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dan Uetrecht, Warren CountyWe’ve been pretty slow like everyone else. We had close to three inches of rain the other day. I’ve lost track of all the gloomy, rainy cloudy days but one day and one night it never stopped raining. We got some higher winds but nothing that caused damage.The wheat looks good and is greening up some but it is behind like the grass and the trees. Normally we start seeing leaves the first week of April and there are no leaves on our trees down this way. I think everything is behind and waiting for some warm weather to start growing.I’m getting everything ready. We are cleaning fence line and doing all of those little things so whenever that window opens we can just hammer down. It is frustrating to be in the first part of April and be so wet.I have a little bit of wheat by a creek — we have some lower bottoms by a couple of big creeks. With that bottom ground we get high organic matter but we also get a lot of flooding. We had one whole wheat field under water for a day. There is still a little ponding there and some yellow spots, but nothing that I think is going to hurt the yield too much. We did topdress that wheat when it got a little drier. Hopefully we haven’t lost too much nitrogen. I think we are fine because we used an N inhibitor.I am a big believer in early planting. We have two planters so we can plant corn and beans at the same time. I think we can raise pretty good beans because we plant early. There has only been one time I can remember that frost has gotten the beans. When the soil temperature is right and conditions are right, we’ll plant. Any time around April 10 when things are right we will roll, but there is no way we will get out there by April 10.The cover crops are starting to grow a little and green up. We got the rye on late. We can’t plant now but we have crimson clover and rye coming up. They are starting to grow and you like to have something growing out there when you can’t do anything. The planters are hooked up and we are ready.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera Package

first_imgLearn how you can build a professional cinema camera package that is ready for any type of run-and-gun shoot or studio setup.Let’s get something out of the way — this won’t be cheap. This is a professional setup with some top-of-the-line gear combined with some budget-friendly accessories.Now, let’s move on.So what does it take to put together an incredibly flexible camera package? Something that you can quickly and easily use on set. Something that serves the needs of the DP, First AC, sound technician, and more.Imagine a camera that, once assembled, could shoot any type of scene with multiple support systems. Shoot over the shoulder, on a gimbal, with a tripod, with a slider, or even sitting on the ground.That’s the challenge the team at Corridor took on, and here’s what they came up with. The GearSo what gear did the Corridor Crew use? B&H has a compiled list of the support gear, but we also hunted down the camera package itself. If you want to build something similar, expect to spend at least $35,000.CameraRED GEMINI 5K ($19,500)The Corridor Crew has been using RED cameras for years, but they recently decided to switch from the HELIUM 8K to the GEMINI 5K. That’s because the GEMINI offers much better low-light shooting.If you feel like splurging with a few thousand more for the HELIUM 8K sensor, you’ll be starting around $24,500.If you want to save a little, you can go with a DRAGON-X 5K, which starts at $14,950.LensesSigma Art Series Lenses (Price Varies)Obviously, you’ll want to choose the lenses you’d want for your own types of projects, but the Sigma Art lenses are beautiful.Support GearThis is where you can substitute options based on budget — but keep in mind that the crew selected many of these tools for their wireless capabilities, which creates more freedom on set.SmallHD 702 Bright On-Camera Monitor ($1,499)SmallRig DSLR Action NATO Handle ($48)Sachtler Sandwich Touch and Go Adapter with Touch & Go Plate 16 ($351)Syrp Magic Carpet 3.3′ Medium Track with Carriage and End Caps Kit ($329)Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base ($159-200)Letus35 Helix Jr. Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Encoders ($1,799)Letus35 Helix Juice Box Battery – 5200 mAh ($175)Teradek MDR.ACI Wireless RED Camera Control ($2,199)SmallHD FOCUS Bold 500 TX ($1,499)SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 RX ($1,499)Teradek RT Thumbwheel S Standard Wired Controller ($399)Teradek RT Latitude MDR & MK3.1 Slave Cable – 24″, RA to Straight ($79)Wooden Camera WC-150800 Rosette Hand Grip ($195)Teradek RT MK3.1 4-Axis Wireless Lens Controller ($1,599)SHAPE ARRI Standard Studio Bridgeplate with 15mm Rods ($351)Sennheiser ew 500 Wireless G4 Handheld Microphone System ($1,295)Bluetooth Adapter ($ Varies)Element Technica Mantis (Discontinued)Bluetooth HeadphonesSome of this gear has been discontinued, but you can find suitable replacements. It’s all about knowing where to spend money, and where you can save money.All images via Corridor/Corridor Crew.Looking for more on film and video gear? Check out these articles.Introducing the Yeti Nano from Blue MicrophonesBREAKING: Blackmagic Design Announces the New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2Here’s What’s New in Panasonic’s EVA 3.0 Firmware UpdateBREAKING: SmallHD Releases New 7″ FOCUS Monitor with 1000 Nit BrightnessSony Announces a New 135mm G Master Lens at F1.8last_img read more

Punjab rural polls: EC orders repolling in 53 booths

first_imgWhile the Punjab State Election Commission on Thursday ordered re-polling for the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis in 53 polling booths of eight districts across the State, the Shiromani Akali Dal termed the elections as “murder of democracy”, alleging that the government machinery functioned as extension counters of the ruling Congress party during the entire poll process.‘Murder of democracy’Veteran Akali leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the way the Zila Parishad and Panchayat polls held on September 19 were rigged in Punjab, it was “a daylight murder of democracy”.“September 19, 2018 will be remembered as one of the darkest days for democracy in Punjab when the state machinery functioned as extension counters of the Congress party during the entire poll process,” alleged Mr. Badal.According to the spokesperson of the State Election Commission, re-polling has been ordered in 36 polling booths of Muktsar Sahib, 8 polling booths in Amritsar, one booth each in Moga, Fazilka and Faridkot districts and two booths each in Patiala and Bathinda and Ludhiana districts. Repolling todayVoters can recast their votes on September 21 in these polling stations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Daljeet Cheema alleged that the State government had decided to register a case against party president Sukhbir Badal as part of the political vendetta drive unleashed by it against political opponents.“Mr. Sukhbir Badal would not file for anticipatory bail in the political vendetta case registered against him. We, on our part, will not be cowed down by such tactics and will continue to fight for peace and communal harmony in Punjab,” said Mr. Majithia.The police had registered a case against Mr. Sukhbir Badal and few party workers on Wednesday for allegedly thrashing a Congress worker at Killianwali village in Muktsar district during the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls. A case under Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) under the IPC was registered.last_img read more