Pimentel signs to New Mexico Highlands

first_imgFormer Eureka High and College of the Redwoods pitcher Luis Pimentel signed a letter of intent to join the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team, Tuesday morning during a press conference at CR.Pimentel, a 2016 Eureka High graduate, played two seasons at College of the Redwoods. During the team’s 2019 campaign Pimentel pitched nearly twice the innings, 78.1, of the next-closest Redwoods player and carried the club’s second-lowest ERA (5.29) of pitchers with 11-or-more innings.“It felt …last_img

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Webcams, IMs, and File Shares, Oh My! Web-Based, User-Friendly Healthcare

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting We’ve just been introduced to an interesting company: Doctations. This relatively new site aims to open communication channels and online services to turn any doctor’s practice into a web-based community.The software, an Internet-based healthcare transaction interface, allows doctors to upload and save medical data, to share test results with patients, and to analyze information with their colleagues. Patients in this system can manage their healthcare, schedule appointments, request prescription refills, research medications, access articles, and communicate with doctors – all securely, quickly, and cost-effectively. Our question: Why aren’t systems like these in place everywhere right now?Unfortunately, a combination of data security concerns and industry regulations such as HIPAA have made doctor-patient online communication – even via email – nearly impossible. Doctations’ data transactions are made secure through an encrypted database and a secure login and password. Voice identification processes are available, as well. These data security measures are compliant with all relevant industry regulations.More than just a task manager, the interface allows physicians to access a messaging system that includes audio and video chats, kind of like Skype. Using this part of the service, physicians could conduct online consultations with their patients via webcam. It’s unclear whether the system would also allow homebound patients to send vital statistics such as weight and blood pressure to physicians automatically through the use of monitored devices, another trending topic in “telehealth“. Online consultations – and getting insurance companies to pay for them – have also been a subject of great concern to the American Medial Association, which has been lobbying for more modern billing practices for online consults since 2004.Doctations has also expressed the goal of making physicians’ offices entirely paperless by moving source data (such as reports, faxes, and mail) and business processes online. The company has partnered with Sure Scripts and Quest Diagnostics to send prescription requests and order lab results. The company has also partnered with science and health publisher Elsevier to give patients access to important research materials and decision support alerts. These are just a few noteworthy features we found while browsing around the Doctations website. The service appears to be full-featured for all aspects of a medical practice, from staffing and billing to patient-focused task management. The service is available on a subscription basis for healthcare providers.Check out this CNBC interview with Doctations founder and neurosurgeon Dr. Louis Cornacchia: Although many users would love the opportunity to have quicker, simpler, less expensive healthcare as well as greater access to their physicians, others still probably have concerns about the security of putting their most personal information online. On which side of the fence do you find yourself? And for our readers who are also medical doctors, would it make sense to implement such software in your own practice? What are the objections?Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We’re going to switch on the webcam and see if we can get a doctor to look at this troubling mole. Related Posts jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#health#web last_img read more

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The GH5’s Autofocus: A Disaster or Simply Misunderstood?

first_imgThe GH5 has a problematic autofocus. Or does it? We examine the problem and some solutions.The video autofocus for Panasonic’s GH4 wasn’t great. It was slow, and it would quickly lose focus. Many users of Lumix’s DC-GH series were looking forward to the GH5 to see how the autofocus would perform with updated hardware. Well, it’s turned out to be one of the most controversial features of the camera.Image via B&H.Using auto-focus for narrative work isn’t the norm, and likely won’t be for quite some time — if at all. While the technology is there for pre-programmed sequences like Psyop’s Emerald Paint commercial, ultimately the instinct and experience of a 1st AC will reign supreme. If autofocus isn’t a feature that cinematographers crave, why so much noise about video autofocus in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras?The answer is lone wolf operators, vloggers, and YouTube reviewers. The ability to shoot with a wide aperture in a self-filmed video without the worry of dropping out of focus certainly appeals to a wide range of videographers.The ProblemsThere have been numerous complaints about the GH5’s AF, to the extent that Panasonic, through PhotoJoseph, issued a statement regarding the problem.The autofocus, to put it simply, is temperamental. After hitting record, you’ll find yourself with a camera that auto focuses astronomically, or you’ll have a two-minute video with only a few seconds of focused footage. It entirely depends on your autofocus settings and the camera’s recording settings — and the settings often contradict each other.For example, in the video below from Max Yuryev, based on his extensive testing, it would appear that the best autofocus settings at 1080p for capturing movement would be the following:AF Mode at Custom Multi or 225 pointAF sensitivity at responsive +3Record at 60fps instead of 24fps.For even better AF results, you should record at 4k instead of 1080p. However, when doing so, the AF sensitivity at responsive +3 no longer performs as well as it did at 1080p, and instead, the AF works better at the default sensitivity setting. As you can see, it can quickly become confusing to determine which setting you should work with.Another videographer, Tommy Callaway, has put together a video test of the autofocus, and, well, from his results, it performs pretty well.To get the best results from the GH5 AF, you need to understand that there isn’t one setting for all purposes — as frustrating as that is. The AF type and AF video settings need adjustment for the subject in question.The SettingsFor AF to work properly in video mode, you need to make sure that Continuous AF is switched on, and you can do that by going to Menu > Motion Picture > Continous AF > On.The GH5 has six autofocus modes that you can use.Face/Eye DetectionTracking225-AreaCustom Multi1-AreaPinpointThe Face/Eye Detection mode speaks for itself. However, this does seem to be the mode that GH5 users are most frustrated with. It appears to lose focus more than any other setting. In Tracking mode, you specify the subject to track and keep in focus. In 225-Area, there is a grid of 15×15 focus points that will latch onto moving subjects that take up a large proportion of those points. Custom Multi is similar in that there are 225-Area points, but you select a specific portion of those points as the primary focus point. 1-Area will focus solely on one particular area of the image, and Pinpoint is similar, in that it will concentrate on a very small area.For video, you also have an AF Custom Setting menu. Here, you can adjust the AF Speed, which will dictate how fast your focus moves, and AF Sensitivity, which sets how responsive your AF is. If at -3 Locked On, the AF tries to retain focus on a single subject and will change focus a few seconds after a new object has appeared in the focus window. +3 Responsive will immediately change the focus when the subject moves.Ultimately, the settings are going to depend on what you are filming. From the range of discussion on the web, there doesn’t seem to be a set standard for vlogs or product reviews — or anything for that matter. Even the four videos above all suggest different settings, and for a consumer, that’s just not a great sign. It is going to come down to testing out the AF to see what works well with your filming resolution and frame rate. (Although, I would suggest using the settings from the examples above as a starting point.)As a GH5 owner, even though it has an amazing video mode, I think it’s important to realize that this is a still camera first and foremost, and with that, comes limitations.What are your thoughts on the GH5’s autofocus? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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CWG medallists to be honoured at district level: Haryana govt

first_imgChandigarh, Jun 27 (PTI) The Haryana government has said the 22 Commonwealth Games medallists from the state would now be honoured at the district level.”All deputy commissioners have been directed to organise functions to honour sportspersons of their respective district,” Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said.The Manohar Lal Khattar government had stirred up a controversy when it decided to reduce the prize money for the CWG medallists from Haryana employed with other departments or states.A state-level felicitation function planned for the prize money distribution on April 26 had to be cancelled when the athletes threatened to boycott it.Courting yet another controversy earlier this month, the Haryana government had asked sportspersons employed by it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council but put the notification on hold after drawing sharp criticism from elite athletes.On June 22, the Haryana government had said all the 22 CWG medallists would be given cash prizes without any deduction.Haryana players had won nine gold, six silver and seven bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games.Vij said that as per the Sports Policy, the gold medallists would be given class-A government job and Rs 1.50 crore as award money. Similarly, the silver medal winners would be given class-B government job and Rs 1 crore and the bronze medal winners class-C government job and Rs 50 lakh. Apart from this, each participating sportsperson would also be provided Rs 7.5 lakh as incentive money. PTI VSD GVS GVSlast_img read more

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Project Perpetual Event Raises 55 Million For Global Childhood Vaccines

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