With Pete DeBoer losing patience, Sharks goalie tries to reset season

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer entered this season with the hope that he could start Aaron Dell in net on a more consistent basis.With the way Dell has struggled in recent appearances, that initial plan has gone by the wayside.Martin Jones will make his fourth consecutive start and his sixth in seven games Tuesday when the Sharks host the Edmonton Oilers to close out a six-game homestand.Jones backstopped the Sharks to wins over Chicago, Minnesota and Nashville and is now 5-7-1 this …last_img

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 15, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171215High pressure drifts across the state from NW to SE today, ending up in central WV tonight. That track for high pressure also means we see colder air holding over the north. With west winds, developing, we can’t rule out some lake effect snow in NE Ohio later today, and then going into tomorrow, that can stretch back west to include the entire south shore of Lake Erie for Saturday morning. While all that is going on in the north (no lake snow makes it south of US 30, and may even stay farther north than that in many places), southwest winds begin to moderate temperatures later today and especially tomorrow. This moderation continues through Sunday, as our next system arrives.Rains do not move into the state until late Sunday afternoon and evening. They work through from west to east rather quickly, and all action will be done by Sunrise Monday morning. With the timing of the precipitation’s move across the state, we can see some mix of rain and wet snow in northern areas and particularly eastern areas. Snow will not be able to accumulate substantially because of the high water content…but there will be some sloppy wet snow to deal with. Farther south, we look for all rain. Liquid equivalent precipitation will from .2”-.4” over the entire state. Clouds linger overnight through the rest of Monday, though, and that will lead to a somewhat damp feel, even a bit of drizzle in there behind the system.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday look dry, with a good deal of sun in for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps will be normal to above normal for the period, as southwest winds hold through the period. Thursday will feature some cloud increase, particularly in the afternoon ahead of a front for overnight Friday the 22nd. That front is not loaded with moisture, but still will be worth a few hundredths to .25” of rain over 70% of the state. It will all be liquid (rain) We will see very, very strong winds develop as the front passes and behind it. Those winds behind the front will be out of the west-northwest and will average 20-40 mph. This is a very strong circulation that so far, has looked to be unable to tap into any moisture source. That is what we will be watching through the week next week, because if it is able to gain access to any moisture, say – off of the Gulf – it will be a much wetter event. For now, just wind and a little rain.Much, much, much colder air is in behind that system for the balance of Friday night into the 23rd. This cold air holds through Christmas Eve too. Northwest winds may create some lake effect snows in northeast Ohio, but generally, we are not looking for as significant of spread of lake snows and lake clouds as what we have seen over the past week. The map above shows total precipitation combined from today through Christmas Eve. Even though its still an active pattern, there is not a lot of true moisture coming.There’s a significant storm complex developing in and around Christmas. Right now, models suggest it waits to make its grand entry into the state until Christmas night and the day after Christmas. This storm comes out of the southern plains, skims the gulf coast and then heads northeast through the mid and lower Mississippi valley around the 25th. That track allows for ample moisture to be available. Cold air should solidly be in place too, meaning this could be a recipe for some significant winter weather for that week in-between Christmas and New Year’s. However, at this time, we think the track is too far south for us to be in the main firing line of heaviest moisture. That being said…there is plenty of time for the track to move and change, so it is definitely worth keeping an eye on. The rest of the 11-16 day forecast window has two strong, cold high pressure domes moving in from NW to SE right on through the turn of the year, meaning we finish 2017 cold…perhaps well below normal.last_img read more

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NAB 2018 Announcement: Meet Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens

first_imgPart of Sigma’s flagship “Art” class of lenses, the Sigma 14-24mm is a true ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for both photographers and videographers. Designed for 50-megapixel cameras, the Sigma 14-24mm operates with almost no distortion at infinity focus optimized for real-world use.Cinematic UsesImages taken with Sigma 14-24mm.For filmmakers, the lens is a powerful option for both ultra-wide full-frame filmmaking and cropped sensor setups. Here’s a great sample of the Sigma 14-24mm being used with a Canon 5D Mark IV recording 4K (at its 1.74x crop). With a fixed aperture throughout its zoom range, Sigma’s 14-24mm lens is great for documentary and narrative filmmaking (and run-and-gunners will appreciate the dust- and splash-proof construction). It also pairs well with a wide array of mounts, focus and zoom rings, and cover connections.VR FriendlyImage via Sigma.While videography and photography may be the lens’s prime directives, the Sigma 14-24mm is also VR-friendly and built with multi-camera VR videography in mind. Sigma even offers a new “Front Conversion Service” to convert to a round hood for specialized VR applications.Here are some more specifics:Minimum aperture: f22Minimum focusing distance: 26-28cmMaximum magnifications: 1:5:4Angle of view: 114.2°-84.1°Mount options: Nikon, Canon, SigmaPrice: $1,299For more NAB 2018 articles from Las Vegas, check out some of these links:NAB 2018: Fujifilm’s X-H1 Camera Gets Put to the TestNAB 2018 Announcement: Atomos Unveils the Ninja VNAB 2018 Announcement: Canon’s C700 Goes Full FrameNAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus MonitorsNAB 2018 Announcement: The Sony FS5 Gets an Update At NAB this week, Sigma announced its new artistic lens: a fast, wide-angle offering. And it’s turning more than a few heads. Cover image via Sigma.While NAB 2018 may be making headlines with camera reveals and innovative new gear, some of the big brands use the conference in Las Vegas to show off some crazy-cool new lenses for filmmakers and videographers to drool over. One great example is the Sigma Corporation’s booth, which showcases the widely anticipated new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens. Here’s everything you need to know about this ultra-wide-angle new offering.Wide Angle Art LensImage via Todd Blankenship.last_img read more

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City slice

first_imgFrom dining to trends, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant review Colombian carnivalBrick stone floors, butternut squash ravioli, latte macchiato, the sun caressing your back and the wind in your hair-Cocoa at C’est La Vie is the perfect picture of a day in Europe. Tucked in the bylanes,From dining to trends, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant reviewColombian carnivalBrick stone floors, butternut squash ravioli, latte macchiato, the sun caressing your back and the wind in your hair-Cocoa at C’est La Vie is the perfect picture of a day in Europe. Tucked in the bylanes of hill road in Bandra, the ambience of Cocoa comprises happy summer yellow interiors merged with antique wooden backdrops and small bits and pieces from the good old days. A wonderful marriage of old and new. Prepare to enter and drool. The buffalo mozzarella and tomato panini, braised lamb in red wine butter fettuccini and fig compote are a must try at the joint. The place is a treat for those with a sweet tooth. Cocoa has a live waffle and crepes station which serves you piping hot and fresh desserts straight from the pan. With friendly staff, happy faces, world music, great food and fabulous coffee, Cocoa is a must visit. They are a part of the C’est La Vie family and are waiting to serve. So when you are here to enjoy your cuppa, don’t be surprised if you land up making a new friend before you leave. There is something in the air, which makes you relax your shoulders and smile. Meal for two: Rs 1,000.What’s upNight owlThe city’s hottest new trend is the owl neckpiece. College students to weekend party goers all seem to be wearing an owl around their neck this season. Easily available at Colaba.Carefully undoneNatural messy hair is the in thing this season. Try it only if you have hair like Serena Vanderwoodsen. If not then the trick is to use your straightner in a way that you can curl your hair. The point is not to let your hair look neat.What’s downadvertisementNo clowning aroundJumpsuits are a complete fashion disaster. Easily available at all flea markets, they are a no-no to wear outside your home if you don’t wish to look like a clown.Osho no-showOsho chappals are completely out-dated and out of fashion this summer. Instead put your foot forward in tall wedges or comfy-sports wear and avoid your feet from tanning.Products basketStrap’em upEtro’s Spring Summer collection for men titled Tree of Life includes colourful leather belts. Available at Palladium.Price on request.BejewelledForevermark launched the world’s largest pair of identically cut flawless twin diamonds-The Yin Yang diamonds in Mumbai and Delhi.Price on request.Bag-it Satya Paul’s exciting new range of bags includes wallets, sling bags, clutches and others. Price: Wallets and clutches from Rs. 2,000, Handbags: Rs. 3,995 onwards.Pick your colour The new swiss collection by OPI offers a wide range of nail colours to make your tips look chic. Price: Rs 520 onwards.Keep cool Indulge and pamper yourself with Myrah spa’s new super cooling royal hydra fresh facial. It helps replenish your dehydrated skin. Price: Rs. 3,000 above.Cast awayWest Coast Marine presents new products to help when you set off on sail. These include shorts, rash vests, gloves,marine tools, watches.Price: Rs 2,000 onwards.Look who’s coming for dinnerArushi Mudgal, the foremost disciple of her renowned dancer-aunt Madhavi Mudgal will be visiting Mumbai later this month. The choreographies of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Madhavi Mudgal, along with one of her own, will be showcased in Mudgal’s Odissi recital, Sutra – Creativity in Tradition at the NCPA on 26th May. The show aims to highlight the beauty of various approaches to creativity in the same tradition over successive generations.With inputs from Ekta Marwaha.last_img read more

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