AJA Video Systems has expanded its portable family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters, including new models that extend Fiber connectivity to transfer of 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10 km) via a single optical cable with lockable ST connectors. FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST enable single-channel conversion between 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; the HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST support conversion between HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; and the 12G-AMA facilitates 12G-SDI analog audio embedding/disembedding, with a range of model variations available for transmitting and receiving signals over 12G-SDI BNC, LC Fiber or ST Fiber.FiDO-T-12G-ST is a single-channel 12G-SDI to single-mode ST Fiber transmitter, with 12G-SDI loop out. Featuring dual 12G-SDI outputs, FiDO-R-12G-ST is a single-channel, single-mode ST Fiber to 12G-SDI receiver. All models include ST connectors and feature compact profiles for small spaces.HA5-12G-T-ST converts HDMI 2.0 to 12G-SDI for 4K/Ultra HD single link outputs and includes 12G ST Fiber connectivity for transporting signals over long distances. Hi5-12G-R-ST is a 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converter featuring 12G ST Fiber connectivity that supports up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD. Unique HDR support includes HDR10 metadata in accordance with HDMI 2.0/CTA-861.3, as well as HLG over HDMI.12G-AMA is a 4-channel analog audio embedder/disembedder with support for 12G-SDI BNC input and output up to 4K/UltraHD. Both the embed and disembed functions are simultaneously active, and the supplied breakout cable offers 4-channel balanced XLR input and output. 12G-AMA is also available with 12G LC Fiber transmitter, receiver, and transceiver models, as well as 12G ST Fiber transmitter and receiver models.Pricing and Availability:FiDO-R-12G-ST and FiDO-T-12G-ST $895 eachHA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST $1095 each12G-AMA $99512G-AMA-R and 12G-AMA-T $1295 each12G-AMA-TR $139512G-AMA-R-ST and 12G-AMA-T-ST $1395 eachFIBERST-1RX-12G and FIBERST-1TX-12G SFP modules $395 eachAJA’s full lineup of Mini-Converters are here: www.aja.com/family/mini-converters
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…on life and deathNow that the smoke has cleared around Camp Street, it’s quite clear the dust hasn’t settled – and won’t for a long time. Yet nobody will be given the old heave-ho, that’s for sure!It was a pathetic sight to behold those who were responsible for the prison walking around with their protruding bellies, pointing out authoritatively this and that to the President, as if explaining the whole sordid fiasco! And the “explanation’? “It was an accident waiting to happen”!!An “accident” is when a mishap occurs with absolutely no warning. Here there was solid info floating around that a prison break was in the offing. A whole lotta people ignored or ducked these warnings. Maybe there ought to be a CoI to find out why? Was it bribes exceeding the quotidian ones necessary to supply the prisoners with phones and other items essential for modern times?And so we’re told that all that ails the penal system will now be fixed! Yeah, right!! Your Eyewitness won’t even bring up the vexed question of why the recommendations from last year’s CoI weren’t even assigned to a task force – much less implemented.NO, he won’t go there. He has a simpler test for the Government: to show the Guyanese people that this time things will be different. Just level about the number of convicts who’re on the loose; and, more importantly, nab them!Does anyone in the Government appreciate the apprehension paralysing Guyanese people right now? It’s like a return to the days of the Buxton gang! The ineptness of those in charge of the “Big Jail” is so palpable after they were shown up by just half-a-dozen criminals, even petty criminals out there have been emboldened. Witness the brazen but well-coordinated daylight attack on that bus in front of Agricola-McDoom.At least 8 bandits are loose; Agricola’s probably the most bandit-infested village in Guyana – and the police didn’t place a cordon around it? Schuups! And three hours after the murder of that poor bus driver – just trying to make an honest buck – troops run around Agricola firing indiscriminately -hitting one poor woman in the buttocks!! What a comedy of errors!!Going into the last elections, if it was one thing the Coalition had going for them was their supposed better handle on the “security” question. With their top candidate being a Brigadier and half of the folks around him all be-medalled, that wasn’t surprising. Especially since the PPP never commanded the loyalty of the Disciplined Forces.But they’ve blown that perception, haven’t they?? Like Humpty Dumpty, let’s see them put that together again!! …on treating prisonersYour Eyewitness was struck by one line from a warden when interviewed about the events leading to the Camp Street conflagration. She said it was around 3pm – “feeding time” for the inmates. Not “lunch” or “dinner” or “mealtime” – but “feeding time”. Maybe your Eyewitness is reading too much into it, but don’t we use ‘feeding time” when talking about animals? “Feeding time” for the cattle or the ducks or the hogs. But inmates?From the Report of the CoI into the last conflagration, it was clear the inmates were in fact treated like animals – and feral ones at that. Now, maybe if we were dealing with all hardened, convicted killers, that may be OK – but at least half of the inmates were on remand!! They hadn’t even been given a trial. And for all we know, they could’ve been innocent!All studies show that, almost invariably, the way you treat people, they’ll act to fulfil your expectations. So last Sunday the “animals” rebelled?…on feeding time?But looks like things became worse for the inmates after they were transferred to the Lusignan Jail. “Feeding time” came and went and no food.The “animals’ had to lasso a cow, slaughter and eat it. It was unclear if they cooked it.
Clubs are Hibsing it all over the place. Is this what injury drives you to?Pint anyone? It’s Friday afterall… Nigel French / PA Wire/Press Association ImagesEnglish Championship: Hull v Wolves – Sky Sports 1 1900Spanish Primera Division: Levante v Espanyol – Sky Sports 3 1925French Ligue 1: Lyon v Nice – BT Sport 2 1930 Anna Gowthorpe / PA Archive/Press Association Images1989: The FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest turned into the worst tragedy in British sporting history, with 96 fans losing their lives in the Hillsborough disaster. SNSPartick Thistle’s Gary Miller turns 29 today while Hibs’ Chris Dagnall is also celebrating. He’s turning 30. Former Celtic striker John Guidetti also turns 24. Scottish Cup weekend is upon us and if it’s half as exciting as the Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund clash we’re in for a treat. Who will we see skipping across the centre circle Jurgen Klopp style on Saturday and Sunday? And is Ally McCoist looking forward to the two matches as much as the new advert he’s about to launch? Prepare for his new GIF to break the internet. You’ve been warned. Meanwhile, Daryl Janmaat is receiving treatment on a double injury that is set to raise eyebrows. Don’t pretend you weren’t thinking the same thing. #ladsladsladsOh aye?Prior to the seven goal thriller……and after the seven goal thriller.
Share This!There’s a new dance party at Disney Springs, and Dining Packages for the Candlelight Processional are now on sale. Your Walt Disney World preview is hot off the press!Special EventsDining Packages for the Candlelight Processional are now on sale! Prices vary, and this includes your meal and guaranteed seating for one of three performances that evening. Book your dining package online (you’ll find prices here as well) or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.Due to overnight concrete work at Magic Kingdom park, the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party will be cancelled July 16, 19, 26, and 30. The Main Street Trolley Show will be using the Main Street Ranch Wagon on those dates.Stop by Disney Springs now through August 12 for the Beat the Heat DJ Dance Party. This splash party, located near Once Upon a Toy, takes place every Friday through Sunday from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and includes treats, beverages, and games for all!The Play Disney Parks mobile app is now available to download. This app allows guests to play interactive games and activities while in line for select attractions. See Rikki’s post for more details. Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Prince Charming Regal CarrouselLiberty Square Riverboat (Re-opens 7/20)Who are you excited to see at the Candlelight Processional this year? Let me know in the comments! WeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours
Tigers do not allow a hit, score 15 runs in three inningsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Stratford started out its postseason with a bang, taking care of Colby 15-0 in just three innings in a WIAA Division 3 softball regional quarterfinal Wednesday at Hilgemann Field.The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed by rain.Stratford (21-5) moves on to a regional semifinal against the Marathon-Edgar winner at home at 5 p.m. Thursday.The Tigers scored one run in the first inning and added seven more in both the second and third innings to end the game via the 15-run, three-inning rule.Macie Frueh had a single, a double, and a triple, scored twice, and drove in two runs for the Tigers. Sammy Griesbach aded two hits, two RBIs, and two runs, and Dallas Adams, Casey Kolbeck, and Kaylee Geiger also had two RBIs apiece for Stratford.Lorrie Luepke earned the win. She did not allow a hit in three innings, struck out three, and walked two.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 15, Hornets 0Colby 000 – 0 0 3Stratford 177 – 15 9 0WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Hayes.SO: Hayes (1 2/3 inn.) 5, Bruesewitz (2/3 inn.) 0; Luepke 3. BB: Hayes 3, Bruesewitz 4; Luepke 2.Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2B, 3 runs; Sammy Griesbach 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Dallas Adams 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Casey Kolbeck 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 2B, 2 RBIs; Macie Frueh 3×3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.Records: Colby 3-15; Stratford 21-5.
12 August 2010Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa has announced a black economic empowerment deal worth over R9-billion that will see a 26% stake in the company being sold to the Ayigobi Consortium and a share trust that represents 8 500 of the company’s employees.In a statement this week, ArcelorMittal says the transaction fulfils key objectives, including moving toward compliance with legislated empowerment equity ownership requirements and positioning the company for future opportunities to achieve improved self sufficiency and growth.“Introducing broad-based BEE shareholders to our operations has been a priority for ArcelorMittal South Africa for some time,” said ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita.She said the company started looking at the possibility of an empowerment transaction in 2008, but that the global economic downturn made it impossible to implement a suitable transaction structure at the time. The company resumed its empowerment plans once some normality had returned to the markets.“This is a long term strategic partnership. The Ayigobi Consortium will remain a shareholder for up to 14 years, while the [employee share ownership plan] participants will benefit over a five year period,” she said.Industrial giant, catalyst for growthArcelorMittal South Africa’s new strategic equity partners will be the Ayigobi Consortium, led by Sandile Zungu. Other participants include Mabelindile Luhlabo, Mojalefa Mbete, Pragat Investments, Prudence Mtshali, Phemelo Sehunelo, Zebo Tshetlho, Zico, Oakbay Investments and Mabengela.The remaining 25% of the Ayigobi Consortium will be allocated to women, youth groups and new entrants to the BEE landscape whose composition is still being finalised.“The Ayigobi Consortium is pleased to be given the opportunity to partner ArcelorMittal South Africa. ArcelorMittal South Africa is an industrial giant that remains a catalyst to the realisation of South Africa’s inclusive economic growth and development potential,” said Zungu.“We have the requisite skills, business acumen, commercial experience and strategic networks to assist in making ArcelorMittal South Africa one of the most admired industrial leaders in South Africa and beyond.”New subsidiary createdTo effect the transaction, ArcelorMittal South Africa will transfer all its assets to a new wholly owned subsidiary, ArcelorMittal South Africa Operations (OPCO), in return for 74% of OPCO. The remaining 26% shareholding in OPCO will be 21% held by the Ayigobi Consortium and 5% by the employee share ownership plan.ArcelorMittal South Africa and OPCO will have identical boards of directors, and the Ayigobi Consortium will have the right to appoint one director to the board.“I look forward to welcoming our new partners, including more than 8 500 staff, to our business as shareholders and trust that, together, we will have a mutually beneficial relationship,” said Nyembezi-Heita.ArcelorMittal South Africa, formerly known as the Iron and Steel Corporation (Iscor), is majority owned by the world’s largest steelmaker, Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
At just 19, Oyama Matomela became a qualified commercial pilot, having studied at the highly-acclaimed 43 Air School in Port Alfred (Image: Brand South Africa)This weekend’s episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at South Africans who are making their mark in the fields of education and empowerment. They include SHOUT SA, Luvuyo Mandela, Nontsikelelo Qwelane, Oyama Matomela, Sakhile Ngcobo and Stuart Ntlathi. The episode airs on SABC 2 on Sunday, 17 August at 9pm.SHOUT is a movement that belongs to every South African who is committed and passionate about building a safer South Africa. They market and sell SHOUT merchandise in order to fund projects that will prevent crime and eliminate this scourge from society.Following the murder of music legend Lucky Dube, musician Danny K and kwaito star – and Play Your Part TV series presenter – Kabelo Mabalane felt that something needed to be done about the high level of violent crime in South Africa. SHOUT was born.Driven by his passion to change the many social ills plaguing youth in South Africa, basketball fanatic come social entrepreneur, public speaker, mc and Play Your Part ambassador Luvuyo Hlanganani Mandela is working to address these challenges and drive social (re)development.The Durban born social entrepreneur is combatting these issues on a number of fronts given his previous and current involvement in a range of different organisations focussed on bringing about a positive change in South Africa. Luvuyo, the great-grandson of Nelson Mandela, is also an ambassador for Cheesekids for Humanity.At just 19, Oyama Matomela was already flying high. Hailing from Port Elizabeth, she is the first female commercial pilot with an instrument rating to qualify through the Eastern Cape department of transport bursary scheme. Matomela gained her qualification from the highly-acclaimed 43 Air School in Port Alfred.Along the way, she has broken barriers in the male-dominated industry, and is a young example to other women to achieve their dreams.At the ripe old age of 92, Nontsikelelo Qwelane is the oldest known teacher in South Africa. She was born in Engcobo, in the Eastern Cape, and trained as a teacher. She started teaching at 19 in the government schools of the Eastern Cape, before later moving on to teach in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.Sakhile Ngcobo is Playing His Part by empowering South Africa’s economy through his involvement in the diamond business. He is the executive head of external and corporate affairs for De Beers Consolidated Mines, and also serves on the boards of SASA Gold Exploration and the De Beers Fund, and is a non-executive board member of South African Diamonds and Precious Metals Regulator.He is also chairman of the Moses Kotane Institute, a provincial government in KwaZulu-Natal aimed at growing the local economy through building science, technology, engineering and maths skills.Stuart Ntlathi, voted one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in 2013, has had a long love for maths and science. At age 13, he started the Stuart Ntlathi Science and Technology Institute. What was more of a science club at the time became a formal institute when have gave it his full attention after leaving university.The institute selects ten Grade 10 students from three high schools in the different provinces, and teaches them more about further study and career opportunities available in the fields of science, maths, engineering and information and communications technology (ICT).Deciding that she didn’t want to stop teaching after her retirement, Qwelane started teaching in private schools. She currently teaches geography to matric students at the Metropolitan International College in White River, Mpumalanga.The government has given recognition to Qwelane’s dedication by awarding her the Order of the Baobab in Bronze.
You’re introducing a new software solution for…performance management, rewards and recognition, time and attendance management…your choice. The solution will impact every employee. You’re heading up the change management project. What’s next? Check out this post before you join us on the next #NextChat: http://chinagorman.com/2012/11/20/competence-enemy-of-changeChange management model? What’s your favorite?KotterLewinMcKinsey Seven SBridgesYou have the project timeline.You have the budget. You have the communication plan.What are you missing?Training. Training. Training.Please join @weknownext at 3 p.m. ET on November 28 for #Nextchat with special guest China Gorman (@ChinaGorman). We’ll want to hear your thoughts on the following questions:Q1: What’s your favorite change management model and why?Q2: What one thing would you recommend to others as the “make or break” piece of your successful change management project?Q3: What member of senior management is the most critical to have out in front of a change management process?Q4: How much time and $ should a change management plan focus on training?Q5: How do you know if your change management plan was successful?