Facebook Kami Hoss, DDS of The Super Dentists Launches Super Toothbrushes for Kids – Infants to Teens Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Previous articleIntroducing Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, Ring’s Most Advanced Wired Doorbell Featuring 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye ViewNext articleNew pups hit the dog park; owners are nervous wrecks Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook Twitter TAGS Pinterest WhatsApp The brand-new Super Sonic Light Toothbrush is ideal for children ages 6- to 36-months. The toothbrush comes with a built-in LED light, as well as sonic vibrations to gently massage babies’ and toddlers’ gums to relieve discomfort from teething. Extra soft rounded bristles help protect enamel on delicate new teeth. The Super Electric Toothbrush is targeted for kids, tweens, and teens, who prefer an electric toothbrush. It comes in two characters – Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile and The Tooth Keri – and features integrated augmented reality, long battery life, and premium Tynex DuPont bristles, and has an ergonomic design to help clean plaque in hard-to-reach places. The Super Sonic Light and Super Electric Toothbrushes join The Super Toothbrush®, introduced last year. The Super Toothbrush® now comes in six of The Super Dentists characters: Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile, The Tooth Keri, Cavitar, and Molar; including two new characters, MeloD and Flossosaurus. By Digital AIM Web Support – March 23, 2021
Using proceeds from the sale, the Company will pay off approximately $13 million in debt under its existing reserve-based credit facility and make a cash distribution to its unitholders. The details of the distribution are expected to be announced in early March 2021.Joseph A. Mills, President and CEO of the Company stated, “We are very pleased to announce the sale of our Powder River Basin assets. When this sale closes, it will conclude the four-year process of monetizing Samson’s assets and delivering a strong cash return to our equity owners following our emergence from bankruptcy in March 2017.”Following the closing, the Company, which was started by Charles Schusterman in 1971, will begin the process of winding down its affairs and moving toward final dissolution.Jefferies LLC is Samson’s exclusive financial advisor and led the marketing process for the Powder River basin assets. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal counsel to Samson. Samson Resources II, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Samson will sell all of its Powder River Basin assets to an undisclosed buyer for $215 million in an all-cash transaction. The Company exited 2020 producing approximately 8,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day (75% oil) from the Powder River Basin. The sale is expected to close on or around March 4, 2021 and will have a January 1, 2021 effective date. Following the closing, the Company will have divested substantially all of its upstream assets. The Company’s only remaining upstream oil and gas assets will consist of approximately 24,000 net leasehold acres, 23,000 net mineral acres and 40 non-operated wells, all located in East Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, which the Company anticipates divesting in early 2021. The Company exited 2020 producing approximately 8,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day (75% oil) from the Powder River Basin. The sale is expected to close on or around March 4, 2021 and will have a January 1, 2021 effective date Samson Resources II to sell its powder River Basin assets. (Credit: Pixabay/James Armbruster.) Source: Company Press Release
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County firefighters faced off in the annual BBQ Cook-off on Friday.Nassau County firefighters traded entinguishing flames for firing up their barbeques during their annual BBQ grill-off, using the event as a chance to promote grilling safety.Firefighters gathered in the parking lot of Fairway Marketplace in Westbury to show off their BBQ skills for the 5th Annual Firefighter Cook-off, the first time it wasn’t held at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center. Aside from winning over the judges, the chefs aimed to teach the public how to be safe as BBQ season gets underway on Long Island.“The one thing you should keep in mind before using any grill is to make sure it is maintained, cleaned and in good shape before you light it,” said John Murray, chief instructor at the firefighter center.Firefighters from Bethpage, Rockville Centre and East Meadow faced off Friday, putting together mouth-watering dishes for a panel of judges, including Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Vincent Olivieri, Fairway’s café executive chef.The parking lot was filled with free food, drinks, and samples from 24 different vendors along with a DJ, as residents and shoppers cheered for their local firefighters.Each team was given a $100 shopping card to select their choice of meats, spices and other ingredients to try and win the judges over.The firefighters center in Garden City opened in 2006 to educate Long Islanders about fire safety and prevention as well as showcase their history. Fairway sponsored this and a number of other grill-offs all across the tri-state area.“We are constant supporters of theirs every year,” said Jacqueline Donovan, vice president of Fairway marketing, “We love to give back to the community, and we love to educate the public.”Winning 1st place was a tie between The Bethpage and Rockville Centre fire departments. They won a $500 gift card to Fairway and later all will be invited to attend a shopping night for the firefighters’ charity of choice.
The National Police’s food stability task force has enforced a limit on the amount of staple foods available for purchase in a bid to ensure availability in the long term amid panic buying prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak.Rationing will be implemented for rice, sugar, vegetable oil and instant noodles, as reported by kompas.com. The task force will limit every customer to a maximum of 10 kilograms of rice, 2 kg of sugar, 4 liters of vegetable oil and 2 boxes of instant noodles.The police issued a letter regarding the policy on Monday, and sent it to several business associations such as the Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo), the Jakarta office of the Market Sellers Cooperatives (Puskoppas) and the Indonesian Provincial Government Association (APPSI) “We have issued a letter [regarding the rationing] to make sure nobody takes advantage of the situation,” task force head Brig. Gen. Daniel Tahi Monang said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Government expedites imports of staple needs to stabilize pricesHe added that the policy would take effect starting Tuesday and end when authorities declared the situation normal.The task force acknowledged the rise in staple food prices. “The prices have increased somewhat due to rising demand after some panic buying,” Daniel said.The police’s task force, he went on to say, would make sure that the supply of staple foods remained sufficient. “I urge the public not to panic buy,” he added. (nal)Topics :
Cesc Fabregas names three Chelsea heroes and two Arsenal legends in his dream XI No room for David Villa, Carles Puyol or Ashley Cole in Cesc Fabregas’ combined XI (Picture: Metro)More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Cesc Fabregas provided the pass from which Andres Iniesta scored the 2010 World Cup final winning goal (Picture: Getty) Comment Cesc Fabregas admitted it was hard to leave out several of his former club and international teammates (Picture: Getty)As Cesc Fabregas’s career at the elite level begins to wind down, the former Chelsea and Arsenal star took time to reflect on his former glories by selecting a dream XI combining his former club and international teammates.After leaving La Masia as a teenager, Fabregas shot to prominence in north London as the beating heart of a Gunners side which won the FA Cup in 2005 and reached the Champions League final a year later with the Spaniard stepping into Patrick Vieira’s shoes.The current Monaco midfielder selected the Invincible’s captain in his composite team, alongside his former Spain and Barcelona colleague Andres Iniesta, who scored the winning in goal in the 2010 World Cup final courtesy of a customary Fabregas assist.AdvertisementAdvertisementLioel Messi, of course, occupies one of the wide berths with Eden Hazard on the opposite flank, supplying the ammunition for a formidable looking front pairing of Diego Costa and Thierry Henry.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Mar 2019 9:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link956Shares Advertisement Diego Costa edged out the likes of David Villa and Dennis Bergkamp in Cesc Fabregas’ combined XI (Picture: Getty)John Terry, meanwhile, is the only non-Barcelona affiliated player selected in a back four which also includes Dani Alves, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, while Iker Casillas gets the nod over the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Victor Valdes in goal.Fabregas admitted it was particularly hard to omit the likes of David Villa, Spain’s record goalscorer, Ashley Cole, who played with Cesc at both Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Barcelona legend Carles Puyol.Here’s the Spaniard’s dream XI in full.. Cesc Fabregas succeeded Patrick Vieira at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield (Picture: Getty) Advertisement
Image source: CPRALouisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a webinar named ‘Sediment Diversions 101’ today.“Join Brad Barth, Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program Manager, for an interactive Sediment Diversions 101 presentation,” said CPRA.“We’ll give an overview on how these projects can address the root cause of Louisiana’s rapid coastal land loss by reconnecting the Mississippi River to build and sustain thousands of acres of coastal wetlands, and provide a status update on both the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton projects.”Click here for presentation details.
When pressed to comment about the fights, Sprague continued to remain tight lipped.“The boys had some fun . . .. It’s something that happened,” Sprague said.B.C. Hockey is now involved in conducting a full-scale investigation of the incident.“We had five guys sitting out,” Sprague said when asked if any of the Cougar players were suspended.“They exchanged phone numbers on the ice and went and sat in the stands. It was good old-time hockey . . . it’s all good.”DiBella said one of his players was taken to hospital after the brawl.Kootenay had five players — Brandon Sookro, Kyle Hope, Tristan Pagura, Justin Post and Joel Wells — sitting out Sunday’s game.Cariboo entered the weekend tied for second spot in BCMMHL standings with Okanagan Rockets.Kootenay holds down last place in the 11-team league, more than 38 points behind Cariboo.The Cariboo Cougars professed to be the first BC Major Midget League team to broadcast games.However, the game video from Saturday was removed from the playfullscreen.com website as of Sunday.“The Cariboo Cougars videoed the game and I believe it was online,” DiBella said. “It’s something that’s out there that can be reviewed by B.C. Hockey and I hope that that is the case.” The Cariboo Cougars made it look easy, waltzing into the NDCC Arena to grab all four points in a two-game B.C. Hockey League Major Midget League series against the Kootenay Ice this past weekend.However, the game was not what everyone was talking about after the weekend set concluded Sunday.Instead, everyone’s favourite topic of conversation was the line brawl that ensued following Saturday’ 8-2 triumph by the Cougars.“I think it was an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily after Sunday’s 8-3 loss against the Cougars.“The game was over and all the players had filed out onto the ice when a Cariboo player decided to he was going to start some extracurricular activities.”DiBella said both teams were on the ice after the final game buzzer sounded when one of the Kootenay players was slew footed by a Cariboo Cougar and everyone teamed up with a partner.Several Kootenay players had their helmets removed during the melee before a few fights broke out.The line brawl lasted for just over a minute before on-ice officials were able to restore order and the players left the ice.No other fights occurred off the ice.As many as ten players were suspended for Sunday’s game along with DiBella and Cariboo coach Trevor Sprague — both receiving two-game suspensions.Sprague and DiBella were both allowed to coach Sunday, as both teams assistant coaches were unavailable for the weekend series.While DiBella was eager to give his assessment of the incident, Sprague was less committal.“Guy went on the ice, they all has some fun and we all went back into the dressing room and went to the hotel,” Sprague said when asked to comment about Saturday night’s shenanigans.
The cries of residents in the mining community of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni), are being answered through the rehabilitation of internal roads.Senior Hinterland Engineer, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Naeem Mohamed said that works on the internal roads are ongoing, despite challenges.Ongoing roadworks in Region Eight (GINA photo)In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Mohamed said that the contractors are facing challenges with the removal of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) utilities. However, these are being addressed and the contractors are increasing the pace of work. To date 15 per cent of the work has been completed.The approximately $720 million allotted in the 2016 budget will see two kilometres of roads concreted, along with several drains, Mohamed explained.Additionally, works on the Mabura road will commence shortly. The contractors will be removing slush from the potholes and other areas, and in the dry season laterite will be added on, “so that the road will be more passable in times to come,” Mohamed claimed.The contracts were awarded to JR Ranch Incorporated, but due to heavy rains, works were delayed. Mohamed explained: “It is challenging doing the grading when the rain comes. When you do on surface road in the rainy season it gets more complicated, the material becomes more plastic and there is a difficulty in doing roads when these times come.”Mohamed pointed out to GINA that maintenance on the roads is usually executed annually, since it would not be economical to carry out periodic maintenance: “We also cannot allow lots of time to pass before we do work on the road so we have to choose the right time to get it done.”Early in 2016 when Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and a team visited Mahdia, they were apprised of the poor state of roads in the community.Minister Trotman had assured residents that works were slated to commence this year, since in the 2016 national budget funds were allocated for the paving of roads in Mahdia.A total of $1.702 billion has been provided for rehabilitation of hinterland roads in Bartica, Mahdia, Ituni-Kwakwani and the Cassandra Bridge, says GINA.
Uganda Cranes players celebrate after scoring one of their four goals on Sunday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Uganda 4-1 DjiboutiStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Sunday, 15-12-2019LUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes ensured they end the group stage of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on a high as they defeated Djibouti 4-1 on Sunday.Despite once again resting several key players, Johnathan McKinstry’s side looked in control from the on-set and were more than deserved winners in the end.Muzamir Mutyaba converted from the spot to send Uganda on their way before goals by Joachim Ojera, Ben Ocen and substitute Bright Anukani completed the job.Harouin Hassan had temporarily made the score 2-1 but his goal only proved to be a temporary set back for the rampant Cranes.After just 14 minutes, Muhammad Bourhan was judged to have handled a Patrick Mbowa goal-bound effort, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Mutyaba took responsibility and put Uganda 1-0 up.Ojera then doubled Uganda’s advantage 20 minutes into the second half as he raced onto a long ball before slotting into the back of the net.Out of literally nothing, Djibouti halved Uganda’s advantage as Haroun slid low to tap-in a Fahmi Moussa’s low cross.Twelve minutes from time, Ocen would restore Uganda’s two-goal cushion as he finished off substitute Allan Okello’s pass.There was time for one more goal and it was Anukani who riffled into the back of the net off Ocen’s low cross.The victory ensures Uganda finish top of Group A with a perfect 12 points from four games.The finish the group stage having scored 10 goals and conceded just two.After topping group A, Uganda will now face Tanzania who finished second in Group B, in the semi finals of the competition.The other game played on Sunday saw Somalia and Eritrea draw 0-0 meaning the latter will face Kenya in the other semi final after finishing second in Group A with 7 points.How both teams startedUganda XI Joel Mutakubwa (GK), Paul Willa, Musitafa Mujuzi, John Revita, Paul Mbowa, Nicolas Kasozi, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Karim Watambala, Joachim Ojera, Joel Madondo, Viane Sekajugo.Eritrea XI Innocent Mbonihaukoye (GK), Haroun Mohamed, Fouad Moussa, Abdoulkader Bouhan, Ali Youssouf, Mahdi Houssein, Hamza Abdi, Yabe Siad, Hassan WarsamaComments Tags: allan okelloBen OcenBright AnukaniCECAFA Senior Challenge CupJoachim OjeraJohnathan McKinstryMuzamir MutyabaUganda Cranes
We slow down time and take a look at how different camera shutters work.There’s nothing like the sound of a professional camera shutter. It’s become so synonymous with photography that digital cameras and phone cameras often have a fake sound effect to make the photography experience more authentic.But have you ever wondered about the process behind that magical sound effect?How do DSLR shutters work?When it comes to a DSLR camera shutter there are 3 basic mechanisms: the mirrorbox, the bottom door, and the top door. When you look through a DSLR view finder you are essentially looking through a series of mirrors that get their light directly from the lens. When you click the shutter button that system of mirrors flips upwards to allow light to pass to the sensor. This is why the viewfinder goes black for a short amount of time when taking photos.Once the mirror is flipped upwards a small door will move from top to bottom exposing the sensor beneath. After that another door will fall down, covering up the entire sensor. This process can vary in time depending on the length of your shutter speed. Sometimes a shutter speed can be so fast that your camera sensor won’t be entirely exposed at any one time.After the second door closes your mirror will fall back into place. The doors will then reset to their original positions underneath. This entire process from mirror up to mirror down is known as an actuation. A typical DSLR can withstand over 100,000 actuations in its lifetime. The following is a graphic example of 1 full actuation: How do mirrorless camera shutters work?Unlike DSLRs, mirrorless cameras don’t use a mirror box or pentaprism to project light directly into the viewfinder. Instead, when using a mirrorless camera the sensor is perpetually exposed to incoming light by default with nothing in-between. This is why mirrorless cameras use either an LCD screen or an electronic viewfinder to monitor what is coming through the lens.As soon as the user hits the shutter button a door will swing up to cover the sensor. Once covered up the sensor will begin exposing. The door will then swing down to expose the sensor to light. After that another door will swing down to cover the sensor. The sensor will then stop exposure and the doors will reset.Here’s an example of how a mirrorless camera works:Why do cameras have mechanical shutters anymore?Before the existence of digital sensors it was vital your camera have a mechanical shutter. This is because you can’t simply turn film on or off like a digital sensor. Pre-developed film is light sensitive, meaning any exposure to outside light would severely damage your images. However, in the age of digital photography the landscape is certainly different. Modern sensors are fully capable of taking photographs without a mechanical shutter.Image from ShutterstockSmaller consumer cameras like point-and-shoots and phone cameras are all examples of shutterless cameras. Shutterless cameras tend to have more image noise in the image than their traditional shuttered counterparts. This is because shutterless cameras constantly send power to the sensor. When a user hits the shutter button the sensor is flooded with more power and the image is captured and if you’re familiar with ISO you know that more power equals more noise.We will likely see professional shutterless cameras in the future, but for now they simply are too grainy/noisy for most high-end professional photography.How do shutters work when capturing video?When shooting video on a the shutter process is much different. Because a typical still camera can only activate it’s shutter mechanism about 6 times per second, the physical shutter doors are far too slow to shoot video (which is typically shot in 24 or 30 fps). Instead, when shooting video or in the live-view mode your shutter doors and mirror are left open, leaving your sensor perpetually exposed. Instead of relying on mechanical processes, the ‘shutter speed’ when shooting video is only a reference to a timed amount of power that goes through the sensor. This is known as an electronic shutter. After each frame is captured the electronic shutter resets.What is a global shutter?Although the name would insinuate that it is simply a type of shutter process, a global shutter is more a camera sensor related feature. When it comes to camera sensors there are two main categories that you need to know CMOS and CCD.CMOS sensors are more common among consumer to pro-sumer cameras, but they are also more problematic. This is because CMOS sensors read pixel information from the top left of the sensor to the bottom right. This is a problem because if your subject is incredibly fast and moves position during capture you will get warped images. This is known as rolling shutter and it can produce some pretty annoying ‘jello’ effects, especially when shooting video.Image from Andor.comOn the other hand CCD sensors, or global shutters, will record the entire frame at once, very similar to a film camera. This eliminates warping, leaving you with a more pleasing image.What is a rotary disk shutter?Rotary disk shutter only pertains to actual film (movie) cameras. As you probably already know, a film camera works by exposing 24 individual film frames to light per second. The result is fluid motion that gives the illusion of movement. As you can imagine, the mechanical processes already covered in this article, known as focal-plane shutters, are far too complex and time consuming to be performed 24 times per second. Instead a film camera uses a rotary disk shutter.This shutter looks very similar to a fan. In short, the Rotary Disk rotate on the inside of the camera body, exposing the film to light then covering it up again with the blade of the disk. The rotary disk process works in 3 steps: under the cover of the disk the camera film would move into place, the disk would allow light in, and the disk would cover the frame. Repeat this process 24 times per second and you have yourself a moving picture.Image from WikipediaThe thing that makes rotary disk shutters truly unique is the way in which the shutter speed is calculated. In modern cameras you can select the exact shutter speed you want for your image, but in traditional film (movie) cameras you have to calculate your shutter speed yourself. Rotary disks have the shutter angle, or the size of the pizza slice (see chart), listed on their blades. DP’s can then go in and determine what the shutter speed is by calculating the shutter angle with the frame rate.For example, if you were shooting a film at 24 fps and had a rotary disk with a shutter angle of 180 degrees your shutter speed would be 1/48 or double 24 fps. The following diagram may help you get a good idea of how this process works.If you are looking to shoot on film in the near future there are a lot of really good online resources to help you figure out your shutter speed. It’s also not uncommon to see shutter speed displayed by shutter angle when shooting on high-end cinematography cameras.What in the heck is a leaf shutter?A leaf shutter is a shutter that functions inside of a lens. Instead of acting like a door or a fan, a leaf shutter works a lot like a lens aperture.Image from KernPhotoYou won’t find leaf shutters in everyday cameras. Typically they are only found in medium format high-end photography cameras. They can function at higher flash sync speeds (up to 1/1600) making them great for anyone who wants to shoot outdoors at a low f-stop with a strobe. Because these lenses are hand crafted, not manufactured on an assembly line, they tend to be incredibly expensive.Shutters In-ActionThe following videos showcase various camera shutters in slow motion. Note how violent the process is on the photography equipment. It’s amazing that the camera shutters don’t break more often.Nikon D4 (DSLR)Canon 7D (DSLR)Fujifilm x-PRO1 (Mirrorless)Note how this Fujifilm mirrorless camera doesn’t have a mirror or pentaprism. It is just a constantly exposed sensor that is covered up only during the photo capturing process.Want to learn more about camera shutters? Check out a few of the following resources:How Shutter Works – C.R.I.S. Camera ServicesHow Shutter Speed Works – How Stuff WorksHow Does Shutter Work When Shooting Video – Photo Stack ExchangeGlobal Shutters – Digital BolexWhy Leaf Shutter Lenses Matter – Kern PhotoDo you think mechanical shutters are here to stay? Share in the comments below.