Missing MRI sidelines Crespi football star, top recruit Fua

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “The ankle is a little swollen,” Ross said. “The problem is we need to find out if he’s got a broken bone, because two doctors looked at the X-rays and said they were ‘negative/inconclusive.’ We’ve got some people that want to go ahead and just pay for the MRI, but that’s not what Sione’s mom wants to do. She wants to go through their insurance.” Ross said Crespi (2-2) is a different team without Fua, who’s been replaced on offense by junior Matt Scioscia (son of Angels manager Mike Scioscia) and on defense by sophomore Chris Miller and junior Morgan Burch. “I don’t like to make excuses, but not having Sione has really been hurting us,” Ross said. “If we would have had Fua in that loss to St. Bonaventure (of Ventura) last week, I think it might have been a different game.” Harvard-Westlake of Studio City basketball player Alex Stepheson, on Monday began an official visit to UCLA. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior forward has visited Connecticut, Georgia Tech and North Carolina, and is scheduled to visit Washington next weekend, although that trip might be canceled after the Huskies received an oral commitment from Seattle Prep center Spencer Hawes. Torrance center Deon Thompson is expected to visit UCLA next weekend. He has visited Gonzaga, Connecticut and North Carolina and plans to visit Kentucky. UCLA likely will use only one more scholarship in its 2006 class. Crespi High of Encino’s Sione Fua, one of the nation’s top football recruits, remains sidelined with an ankle injury and can’t be cleared until he undergoes an MRI. The Celts hope he’ll do so in time for Friday night’s showdown at Canyon of Canyon Country. Insurance hassles have prevented Fua from having an MRI after X-rays were inconclusive, first-year Crespi coach Jeremiah Ross said. USC’s Amanda Fink, the 2004 Daily News Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year, won three singles and doubles matches last weekend during the prequalifying portion of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships at UCLA. Fink, who led Calabasas High to the Southern Section Div. I title last season, and fellow Calabasas product Celia Durkin of Stanford are competing in the 64-player qualifying event, which began Monday at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades. The main draw will be played Thursday through Sunday. Fink teamed with San Marino graduate Luana Magnani to reach the qualifying draw in doubles. Durkin and former Granada Hills standout Jessica Nguyen also are in the doubles draw. Canyon product Nini Loucks scored her first collegiate goal as USC’s women’s soccer team beat Loyola Marymount 3-0 Friday. Loucks, part of the Trojans’ nationally top-ranked freshman class, has three assists. Erik Boal, Brian Dohn and Scott French contributed. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “As of right now, we’re still waiting,” Ross said. “Dealing with insurance companies is hard. It’s a problem.” Fua, a 6-foot-2, 300-pounder with just 10 percent body fat, has been offered a scholarship by seven Pacific-10 Conference schools, Tennessee, LSU, Boston College, Maryland and others. He has missed one game but is walking better and has been upgraded to questionable – providing an MRI shows nothing serious. last_img read more

Qantas to fly to Johannesburg daily

first_imgThe Wallaby Route The Qantas South African route, otherwise known as the Wallaby Route because of the “short hops” between ports along the way in the early days, has gone from strength to strength. Australian airline Qantas is to introduce a daily service between Sydney and Johannesburg from 21 September. “Qantas is pleased to now offer a daily service from Sydney to Johannesburg with the introduction of an additional Boeing 747 service on Tuesdays, adding another 350 seats per week and more than 18 000 seats per year,” Joyce said in a statement this week. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the route was key one for the airline, and that the addition of a seventh service would provide their customers with greater flexibility for travel between Australia and South Africa. 3 June 2010center_img “South Africa is an important market for Qantas, particularly for business travel, and it is important for us to offer our customers the flexibility of daily services.” Joyce added that the daily schedule from Sydney would also complement the airline’s daily code-share services from Perth with South African Airways. This year, Qantas celebrates 62 years of services to South Africa. It increased services from five to six per week on the route in late 2008, having introduced Premium Economy on the route in March 2008. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

NAB 2018: DJI Officially Introduces New Camera Control Systems

first_imgDJI also showed off its new Force Pro as another solid wireless camera movement control system to consider. Built for similar precision synchronization and accuracy, the DJI Force Pro offers communication latency as low as 10 milliseconds. It also offers an embedded compass and high-precision IMU for keeping your gimbal steady and safe when moving. The Force Pro uses a similar 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz wireless transmission system which can operate at a distance of up to 3 kilometers.The DJI Force Pro is compatible with all sorts of accessories, monitors, and video transmission systems. It also comes with an adapter that makes it easy to mount on a tripod. Check out DJI’s Force Pro’s page for more information. The DJI Force Pro is available for pre-order for $1,200.For more news from the NAB 2018 floor, check out some of these articles below.NAB 2018: Fujifilm’s X-H1 Camera Gets Put to the TestNAB 2018: Aputure Reveals A Brand-New RGB Panel LightNAB 2018 Announcement: Atomos Unveils the Ninja VNAB 2018 Announcement: Canon’s C700 Goes Full FrameNAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors DJI showed off its latest camera control technology with the Master Wheel and Force Pro at NAB 2018. We take a closer look.DJI, the Chinese technology company known for drones and gimbals, surprised some with its NAB 2018 major announcements being focused on camera control. Still, these two new camera control systems could be game changers for digital filmmakers looking for high-end precision controls.Let’s look at DJI’s Master Wheels and Force Pro’s announced tech and specs.Master Wheel As far as wireless camera movement controls go, DJI has delivered a plumb with their Master Wheels setup. The controller, which looks like something out of a 2024-version of Mario Kart, uses high-precision sensors, advanced control algorithms, and state of the art product design to detect subtle movements and transmit them to your connected gimbal system. The rig allows lots of manual adjustments for a more intuitive and interactive design and features a dual-frequency 2.4GHz and 5.8 GHz wireless transmission system.For DJI users, the Master Wheels are compatible with the Ronin 2, Ronin S, and third-party gimbals through its S-BUS connection. You can read more on it here and preorder the one you need. Choose between the $8,000 level (3-Axis Model), $6,000 (2-Axis Model), or $2,500 (Single Wheel Control Module).Force Prolast_img read more