Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor in the Sigma SD10 digital SLR can capture all RGB colors at each and every pixel. The revolutionary design of Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor features three layers of pixel sensors Using three silicon-embedded layers of pixel sensors, stacked to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green, and blue light at different respective depths, the Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor can thereby directly capture full color and detail at each and every pixel location, without interpolation.With the RAW data recording system of the SIGMA SD10, it is possible to obtain high picture definition and compact file size. The lossless compression system of RAW data, eliminates image deterioration, provides superior pictures, without sacrificing original image quality and retains full image capture details.Depending on the intention of the photographer, the SIGMA SD10 allows photographers to select the resolution of RAW data images in one of three resolutions. HI mode (2268x1512x3 layers) delivers highest resolution image performance. MED mode (1512x1008x3 layers) has high definition and recording capacity. LOW mode (1134x756x3 layers) for capturing the most images per given memory capacity.The SD10 comes with SIGMA Photo Pro 2.0 software for modifying recorded RAW data image files. It is easy to make adjustments (white balance, exposure, color balance, and contrast for example) in three modes. The X3F mode stores the original settings of the image at point of capture. In the auto adjustment mode the software analyzes and automatically makes adjustments of RAW data. The custom -mode allows the photographer to make individual adjustments to exposure, contrast, shadow, highlight, sharpness, and saturation. The latest addition to Sigma Photo Pro 2.0 software is X3 Fill Light. This easy to use facility corrects tones on images of high contrast exposure or backlit pictures.In Default or normal mode the ISO sensitivity of SD10 can be set to 100, 200, 400 and 800. If Extended Mode is selected, it is possible to use ISO 1600 sensitivity. In any ISO sensitivity setting, it is possible to select a high shutter speed from 1/6000 sec. to a slow shutter speed of 30secs.SIGMA SD10 is equipped with a “sport finder” which offers a view that extends outside of the frame. The area that is out of the image sensor coverage range is marked by transparent light gray, to distinguish it from the active picture taking area.The Sigma SD10 records on reliable, high capacity Type I and Type II CF (CompactFlash) cards or a Microdrive to hold larger volumes of data.The SIGMA SD10 is equipped with a large 1.8″ appr.130,000 dot low temperature polysilicon TFT-LCD mo nitor with white LED on the back panel, which displays images, menus and histogram. The coverage area of the LCD monitor is 100%, of that seen from the viewfinder .
In August 2017, 4,2 million tourists came to commercial accommodation facilities, which is 6% more than in August 2016, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).Tourists realized 26,8 million overnight stays, of which 6% were realized by domestic tourists and 94% by foreign tourists. Compared to August 2016, tourists realized 5% more overnight stays. Domestic tourists came 1% less while overnight stays were at the same level as in 2016. Foreign tourists came 7% more and realized 6% more overnight stays in August 2017 than in the same period last year.The highest number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in August 2017 was realized by tourists from Germany (26%), Italy (10%), Poland, Slovenia and Austria (8% each). They are followed by tourists from the Czech Republic (6%), the Netherlands (5%) and Hungary and Slovakia (4% each). In August 2017, tourists were offered 389 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with a total of 1 million permanent beds. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, a total of 79 thousand rooms and suites with a total of 164 thousand permanent beds were available to tourists. The average occupancy of rooms was 86%, and permanent beds 98%.Istria County is the leader in the number of realized overnight stays The highest number of tourist nights in August 2017 was realized by the County of Istria, 7,9 million overnight stays, which is 29% of the total number of overnight stays. Most overnight stays were realized in the group Camps and camping sites, 42%, followed by Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks, 36%.The highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from Germany, 36%, who realized an average of 9 overnight stays upon arrival, and tourists from Italy, 13%, with an average of 6 overnight stays per arrival. In August 2017, Rovinj recorded the highest number of tourist nights in Croatia, over 1,1 million.Source: CBSIn the first eight months, an increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays In the first eight months of 2017, in tourist accommodation establishments, tourists realized 14 million arrivals and 72 million overnight stays, which is an increase in tourist arrivals by 14% and an increase in tourist overnight stays by 12% compared to the same period in 2016.Out of the total number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, foreign tourists realized 12,7 million arrivals and 67,7 million overnight stays, which is an increase of 15% in arrivals and a 12% increase in overnight stays. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (23%), Slovenia (10%), Austria (9%) and Poland (8%). In the period from January to August 2017, domestic tourists realized 7% more arrivals and 4% more overnight stays than in the same period last year.Most nights spent in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homesIn August 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in rental rooms, apartments, studio apartments and holiday homes, 15 million overnight stays, which is 56% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to the same period last year, the number of arrivals in these types of accommodation increased by 11% and the number of overnight stays by 9%. This is followed by overnight stays in camps with 6 million overnight stays, which is 23% of the total overnight stays.Source: CBSCrikvenica is still the first in terms of the number of overnight stays of domestic tourists, and Rovinj foreignDomestic tourists spent the most nights in Crikvenica, Vodice, Mali Lošinj, Biograd na Moru, Zadar, Šibenik and Vir, which is 24% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists. Foreign tourists spent the most nights in Rovinj, Medulin, Poreč, Dubrovnik, Umag, Pula, and Mali Lošinj, which is 21% of the total number of foreign nights. For the third month in a row, most tourists stay up to 14 years In August 2017, the highest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists in the age group up to 14 years, 6 million overnight stays, which is 22% of the total number of overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 35 to 44 with 5,4 million overnight stays, which is 20% of the total overnight stays.
Spectators will continue to be banned in the city of Gwangju and nearby South Jeolla Province towns, which have elevated their social distancing measures following a rise in transmissions in recent weeks. SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday as health authorities outlined a phased process to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Tae-ho during a virus briefing yesterday also said fans will be allowed at professional soccer games starting on August 1. However, professional golf tournaments will continue without galleries at least until late August, he said. South Korea’s baseball and soccer leagues returned to action in May without fans in the stands. (AP) Both baseball and soccer teams will be initially allowed to sell only 10% of the seats for each game as officials plan to control the level of attendance based on the progress of anti-virus efforts. A banner about precautions against the coronavirus disease is displayed at a park in Goyang, South Korea yesterday. The banner reads: “Wash hands and wear face masks.” AP
Nearly a week on from the capitulation, Van Persie is still at a loss to explain how United failed to win the match, which they led 3-1 thanks to his first goal of the season, and strikes from Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera. “It shouldn’t be possible, but it still happened,” Van Persie told Fox Sports ahead of Saturday’s home game against West Ham. “So we have to deal with it. We had a proper look at it the next day. “Sometimes it was a bit confronting. “It was a really good meeting as everyone spoke up and shared their feelings. “It was a long meeting, one hour or something meeting, but we went from there, started again this week and a couple of really good sessions in and everyone feels ready to face West Ham.” Spirits were high before the start of the season following United’s successful tour of the United States, but Van Gaal has endured a poor start to life in England. The former Ajax and Bayern Munich manager has recorded just one win so far, against relegation candidates QPR. Manager Louis van Gaal was unhappy with his team’s performance at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, where they conceded four goals in the last 28 minutes, and told his squad to meet for a detailed debrief 24 hours later. Van Persie said “confronting” views were exchanged during the meeting, which he feels was beneficial to the squad as they look to improve following their worst start to a Premier League campaign. Manchester United held a deep hour-long inquest into their dismal 5-3 defeat to Leicester, Robin van Persie has revealed. Defeat to West Ham would raise further questions about Van Gaal’s ability to take United back into the Champions League, but Van Persie is sure his fellow Dutchman is the right man to revive the club’s fortunes following the failures of David Moyes’ reign. “I think his numbers speak for themselves, he has had success everywhere he has managed,” said Van Persie, who captained Holland under Van Gaal at the World Cup. “And everyone believes in his philosophy as well. “If you look at the players we have now, the staff, the stadium, and the fans, I am very confident for the future.” Much to Van Gaal’s dismay, he has been hit by an injury crisis ahead of the visit of Sam Allardyce’s side. Summer signing Marcos Rojo is United’s only fit centre-back as Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are injured while Tyler Blackett is missing through suspension. Teenage defender Paddy McNair could make his first-team debut on Saturday and l eft-back Luke Shaw is expected to make his debut, following his arrival from Southampton this summer. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned Ravel Morrison his loan spell at Cardiff is his last chance to prove he is worthy of a future at Upton Park. The 21-year-old has moved to south Wales for three months having played just 33 minutes in the Premier League so far this season. Morrison, who is currently on bail until the new year on assault charges, tweeted ahead of the move that his talent was going unnoticed in east London. “I got no ratings off people in the club not the club itself just people in it,” he wrote before later adding: “I’ve got 0% ratings at West Ham.” After moving from Manchester United, where he was originally considered a marvellous prospect, Morrison has spent time at Birmingham and QPR whilst being used sparingly when available to Allardyce. And now the England Under-21 midfielder appears to be in the last-chance saloon with his manager. “He can go and play some football and see if he can get regular first team football and we can keep him an eye on him,” Allardyce said in explaining the loan to the Sky Bet Championship side. “And then in and around Christmas time we have to make a decision regarding Rav because he’s coming into the last year of his contract now. “It’s not that he has to impress me as a footballer, we know about his talent. It’s about playing the talent and himself to a disciplined life in general, is what needs to happen with Rav. If that happens we’d want him here.” West Ham will be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. The Senegal international has been ruled out with a groin injury suffered in the 3-1 win over Liverpool and could be missing for up to six weeks. Captain Kevin Nolan is back in training following a fractured shoulder but will not be considered at Old Trafford, whilst Matt Jarvis (thigh) is in a similar position. Joey O’Brien (knee) and Andy Carroll (ankle) are also missing but James Collins is in contention to start after coming off the bench last weekend. Press Association
Highly respected broadcaster and esports veteran Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner has called for better education around esports betting.Esports has been hit by a number of scandals where gambling is concerned in the past, including issues around underage betting. In February, Chaloner signed an agreement to become an advisor for Luckbox – a new esports betting platform preparing to launch later this year.Chaloner sees something of a lack of understanding in the esports community about the risks of gambling, and will be looking to change that in his new role. He said: “We can educate them along the way – that’s the key part for me. I don’t want to see underage gambling and I don’t want to see irresponsible gambling. I want people to be educated so they understand what they’re doing and the risks involved.“And I think we can do that together with Luckbox.”Luckbox has launched with the primary intention of setting itself apart from the numerous shady operators by promising to comply with the highest levels of gambling jurisdiction, and going above and beyond to “do things right”.Chaloner said that, following discussions in this vein, this was among his main reasons for accepting the offer to work with them.He said: “For me, I’m not anti-gambling, never have been and I think gambling has a place and it needs to be done responsibly. I think that we’ve had far too many problems with gambling, both underage gambling and illegal gambling in esports over the years.“It’s always been my belief that we shouldn’t condone that and we should actively go out there and get rid of that.Until now, I haven’t felt there is a company I could work with that shares those core beliefs and those same values that would actively go out of their way to not only produce a great product but to look at the flaws in esports and tackle them head-on.”The growth and potential of esports is well documented and, with that, comes more and more inevitable interest from new avenues which includes betting companies. Chaloner says, until now, no one has really cracked esports betting. In September we’re running a conference, ESI London, which will have a full day dedicated to this; our second Betting on Esports Conference will have panels, workshops and extensive networking – the idea being to unite these two worlds properly and ensure esports organisations, and the industry at large, is better placed to gain from the business of regulated gambling. You can read more about the event, which takes place just prior to the FACEIT Major in the city, right here. On the subject of esports betting offerings to date, Chaloner commented: “I think we’ve had some attempts to do esports betting. The traditional companies have looked at it in a very similar way to sports perhaps but they haven’t looked at it as deeply as I would like. And in terms of doing something for esports people, with the way that we consume our media and watch the games, some of it has been very simplistic.“Yes I can bet on this team beating this team, but there is nothing else, there is nothing around it. I can’t join in socially around it, I can’t discuss anything about it with anyone other than my social media feeds. It’s very difficult to be social about it, and obviously Luckbox can change that.“Luckbox comes to a point where it does offer those things, does offer some social scaling and allows people to bet in a safe environment, which again means they can be sociable about it.”Esports Insider says: We’re definitely in agreement with Chaloner’s views that there needs to be a lot more education in esports betting, and that legitimate and regulated gambling for sure has a place in esports. We disagree that no one has really cracked esports betting yet but absolutely there are precious few operators ‘getting it right’. We look forward to seeing what comes of the Luckbox project, especially with Redeye involved.