Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tune

Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tune

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Zhang Lijia’s Lotus – That’s Shanghai

“I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained,” wrote Confucian scholar Zhou Dunyi.

So it is for the eponymous Lotus, the ‘working girl’ and heroine of Zhang Lijia’s debut novel. Set in the outskirts of Shenzhen at the turn of the millennium, Lotus follows a young mass…

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Book review: “Kill All Happies” is reminiscent of 90s party movies

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Warriors Vs. Trail Blazers Live Stream: Watch NBA Playoffs Game 4 Online

Warriors Vs. Trail Blazers Live Stream: Watch NBA Playoffs Game 4 Online

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The Golden State Warriors can punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Monday night if they can beat the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center.

The Warriors mounted a come-from-behind victory in Game 3 and now are one game away from completing the …

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Hawks Vs. Wizards Live Stream: Watch NBA Playoffs Game 4 Online

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The Atlanta Hawks picked up a huge win in Game 3 of their first-round NBA playoff series against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

The Hawks currently trail the best-of-seven series 2-1 but will look to even the series Monday night at Philips Arena.

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Raptors Vs. Bucks Live Stream: Watch NBA Playoffs Game 5 Online

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The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have split the first four games of the first-round NBA playoff series with each team winning one game on the road.

The series now shifts back to Toronto, where the Raptors hope star DeMar DeRozan can replicate his Game 4 performance….

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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to Host Family Summer Day

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to Host Family Summer Day

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS — The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts will host Family Day Summer on Saturday May 13th at the Art Museum located at One Love Street. This event is free and open to the public and will take place between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be art activities all day in the Education Studio…

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Fine Art: Finding True Love Through League Of Legends

Ayhan Aydogan is an artist at Riot Games. Which is normally where we’d end the introductions in Fine Art, but then, not every artist showcase involves true love.

Below you’ll find examples of Ayhan’s work, both personal and stuff done for League of Legends.

But you’ll also find some 3D sculpts whi…

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Wadsworth’s 36th Annual Fine Art & Flowers

Spring has sprung, and you can see it up close at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 36th Annual Fine Art & Flowers Exhibition.

Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from all over New England are showcasing their work from April 28-30 at the museum.

Celebrate the season by viewing up to 60 floral…

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Ocue Colorado is Canons first UVgel wideformat printer printweekcom

“By Tania Mason, Monday 13 March 2017 Be the first to comment
The first of Canon Europeu2019s new range of wide-format printers to incorporate the new Canon UVgel technology will be unveiled at Fespa in May, after being trailed at PrintWeekLive! last week.
Aimed at businesses that produce indoor and outdoor applications such as posters, ba
ers, signage, POS, billboards, window graphics, and decals, the Ocu00e9 Colorado 1640 is a 64in (1.6m) roll-to-roll wide-format printer built around Canonu2019s patented UVgel curable ink system.
It boasts a top speed of 159sqm/hr for billboards or outdoor ba
ers u2013 faster, Canon claims, than any other printer in this market segment u2013 and a top speed for highest-quality, close-up indoor applications of 40sqm/hr.”

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Japan Moneylosing Toshiba offering medicinal renting unit to Canon Macau Daily Times

“Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 31.4 billion yen (USD277 million).
Toshiba said Tuesday it is selling its entire 65 percent stake in Toshiba Medical Finance Co. to Canon, a Japanese camera maker, effective March 31. Tokyo-based Toshiba has been in talks with Canon since late last year on the sale.
Toshiba, which owns U.S. nuclear company Westinghouse, is in deep trouble after suffering massive losses in its nuclear business. It has been selling off lucrative businesses such as its computer-chip operations.
It is projecting a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3 billion) loss for its nuclear business, and has been unable to report April-December financial results. Its chairman has resigned to take responsibility for the mess.
Toshiba has already sold part of its chip business, and its president has said it is thinking about selling all of it to get out of the massive red ink.”

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Unimaginably This Magazine Cover Wasnt Taken Using A Camera Huffington Post UK

“If you take a look at Billboardu2019s new front cover you would be hard-pressed to see something thatu2019s out of the ordinary.
It shows cover star Camila Cabelio in extraordinary focus, while the surrounding landscape seemingly blurs into obscurity.
It is, as you would imagine for a magazine of this calibre, an excellent photograph.
Cover girl. | Photo: @millermobley #shotoniphone7 A post shared by Billboard (@billboard) on Feb 16, 2017 at 5:58am PST
Yet this particular Billboard cover image is not like the others, you see rather than being taken with a camera worth thousands of pounds and huge sets of equipment this cover photo was actually taken using nothing but an iPhone.”

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The Rumor That Sony Wants to Buy Nikon Isnt Totally Absurd But its Close Resource Magazine

“Yesterday, Sony Alpha Rumors published an article that claims there are parties at Sony who u201csmell blood in the wateru201d and are waiting for the time to pounce and purchase Nikon. It isnu2019t a totally ridiculous claim at this point, but itu2019s close.
The two comments in question here were posted to a Pentax message board by former Nikon Ambassador and current Pentax Ambassador Ke
eth Sporsheim. The first:
Nikon are bleeding most of all camera brands at the moment! They have lay-offs in many countries. Just here in Norway, they had to reduce staff from 13 to 3..and get rid of locations and have office at home. This is how things are behind the numbers on the paper.
And (which appears to have been edited down from what Sony Alpha Rumors posted):
Its a big and hard ship to turn when things starting to go wrong I know for a fact that Sony are circling around Nikonu2019s camera division like a shark in the water smelling blood. Its info from the u201cinsideu201d. But how serious it is for Sony, i canu2019t tell. Just know that they have been looking at this possibility. Havenu2019t updated me for a while.”

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Ten Tips for Recording Slow Motion Video Fstoppers

“DSLR Guide, created by Simon Cade, is one of my go-to resources for all things film and cinema. With almost a half-million subscribers and over 21 million views, his cha
el is an awesome resource for anyone interested in becoming a film maker, particularly those who are DIY-savvy or on a budget. In his latest post, he provides ten helpful tips for shooting slow motion using a basic Canon T3i Rebel and a DJI Phantom 4, which can shoot 120 frames per second.
Tip #1: Understand Your Subject
Slow motion is all about movement, and certain subjects do not lend themselves to being interesting in slow motion. In other words, just because your subject is moving doesnu2019t mean it will look pleasing slowed down. A boat meandering through a canal from 100 yards away is probably not going to look very interesting slowed down. Conversely, splashing water on someoneu2019s face from 3 feet way could provide a unique take on an otherwise ordinary scene.
Tip #2: Select a Frame Rate
Most cinema is shot at 24 frames per second or the equivalent of 24 pictures compressed into one second. Virtually any DSLR will shoot in this format. However, if you dig into the menu, you may find your camera offers other frame rates such as 60 fps, or possibly 120. Spreading out 120 pictures at the standard playback rate of 24 fps will take longer to view than real time, resulting in a slower-motion image. Important to note here is that while most cameras will shoot at higher frame rates, this is generally at the expense of reduced resolution.
Tip #3: Think about Light
Shooting at higher frames rates requires a faster shutter speed to compensate, and, therefore, the sensor will not pick up as much light. The general rule of thumb is that you should set your shutter speed at twice your frame rate. Therefore, shooting at 24 frames per second requires a 1/50-second shutter speed, and shooting at 120 frames per second requires a 1/240-second shutter speed. Be careful, though: some lights types (such as fluorescent) appear to flicker when recorded at higher frame rates.”

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Groups new cameras are ideal for Casey Neistat wannabes Mashable

“Thanks to popular YouTubers like Casey Neistat, vlogging is more popular than ever.
With its three new cameras u2014 the EOS M6, EOS T7i and EOS 77D u2014 Canon’s fully embracing the vlogging movement with open arms.
SEE ALSO: Vlogger learns hatching an emu egg you bought on eBay isn’t a great idea
What makes a great vlogging camera? There aren’t any official requirements, but unofficially, you want a camera with a touchscreen that flips out to face you so that you can see what’s in your shot, an autofocus system that’s super fast to focus on faces and subjects, plenty of dials and buttons for adjusting essential camera settings (i.e. exposure, color temperature and aperture), and a lens system with a library of nice glass.
Canon’s trio of new cameras fit all of the above u2014 and take great photos, too. They also break down nicely into essentially three tiers if you can’t decide which one might be right for you.
Canon EOS M6
Take Canon’s best mirrorless camera, the EOS M5, (which is basically a way smaller EOS 80D) and remove the built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), change the direction the touchscreen flips (up instead of down) and slash the price (of the body) by $320 and the EOS M6 is what you get.
Lots of dials for adjusting camera settings! Image: canon”

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