DJI Mini 2 With 4K Video Support and 31 Minutes Flight Time Launched

first_imgThere is no information about DJI Mini 2’s international availability so far.DJI Mini 2 features, specificationsDJI Mini 2 supports up to 4K video resolution, at 30 frames per second at a 100MBps bitrate. It supports HD video transmission at a distance of up to 10 kilometres. The drone has a 12-megapixel camera. You can choose from wide-angle mode, 180-degrees, and sphere panoramas. It is also possible to click RAW photos from the DJI Mini 2, not just JPGs. QuickShot Modes in the drone consist of Dronie, Helix, Rocket, Circle, and Boomerang.The drone has a maximum flight time of 31 minutes and uses a 2250mAh battery. DJI Mini 2 can resist 29-38kmph winds, as per the company, and take off at a max altitude of 4,000 metres. It weighs less than 249 grams, making it compact and convenient.- Advertisement – DJI Mini 2 has been launched, offering 4K video support and 4x optical zoom. The lightweight drone comes with OcuSync 2.0, which is the company’s data transmission technology. DJI Mini 2 has upgraded features and improved flight capabilities as compared to the DJI Mavic Mini. The maximum transmission range between the drone and controller has been extended to 10 kilometres. DJI Mini 2 has a three-axis motorised gimbal, ensuring solid stabilisation.DJI Mini 2 priceThe new drone by DJI is available for $449 (roughly Rs. 33,400) from the DJI store. You can also opt for purchasing the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo, priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 44,500). The combo comes with a propeller holder, a two-way charging hub, DJI 18W USB charger, and a shoulder bag. It also includes two more sets of battery and spare propellers and a bunch of extra spare screws.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img When DJI Mini 2 is close to your smartphone, the DJI Fly app will automatically recognise it and synchronise selected photos and videos at 20MBps. With the trimmed download feature, you can cut out a segment of the footage to edit and download. You can also share videos directly on social media. The app can also be used to add soundtracks and filters.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Amazon Alexa Care Hub update helps in caring for family members

first_img– Advertisement – Amazon Alexa is introducing a new feature called Care Hub, designed to make help people to care for aging family members.The company said it has been hearing from customers for years about using Alexa’s voice assistant to monitor aging relatives, who are increasingly looking to stay in their residences rather than move to a nursing home. The shift has created a more than $30 billion market for assistive technology, according to the Consumer Technology Association.- Advertisement – Amazon has been looking into the aging space for years, at one point discussing a potential collaboration with AARP, a lobbying group that represents the interests of people over 50. Reid acknowledged that it’s “day one” for Amazon moving into the space, and that there’s a lot more the company can do to help seniors age in place.Reid said the company has been working on the product for about 18 months, but it has taken on a new importance given that so many people are staying at home with Covid-19 and unable to see their relatives in person. The company has been beta testing the product with Amazon employees and their own loved ones in the past few months, before opening it up to its broader population of users.center_img As of Wednesday, customers with an Alexa voice assistant can link their account to an aging loved one’s Alexa account. If the family member accepts the invitation, their caregiver can send alerts and view their relative’s activity feed. That feed is more of a high-level summary that includes basic information such as lights being used in the home rather than a way to spy on parents.There’s also an emergency contact feature where the loved one can simply say “Alexa, call for help.” Alexa will then send an immediate push notification to the caregiver.“Once that connection is established, the care recipient doesn’t need to do anything and can go about their day as normal,” said Toni Reid, vice president of Alexa Experiences and Echo Devices. “What the caregiver gets is some peace of mind.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Indonesian boy is latest H5N1 fatality

first_imgJul 9, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health ministry announced today that a 6-year-old boy from Banten province died of H5N1 avian influenza yesterday, according to several media reports.Runizar Ruesin, an official with the health ministry’s avian flu information center, said the boy died in a Jakarta hospital, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. He fell ill on Jul 1 and was hospitalized 4 days later, Ruesin said.If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the case, the boy will be listed as Indonesia’s 102nd H5N1 case-patient and 81st fatality.The boy was a primary school student from Cilegon, an industrial town about 50 miles west of Jakarta, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. A man identified as Ningrum, from the avian flu information center, told AFP it was unclear if the boy had contact with dead or infected poultry.Indonesia has the world’s highest toll of H5N1 cases and deaths, followed by Vietnam and Egypt. The WHO’s global total currently stands at 317 cases and 191 deaths.last_img read more

NIH responds to worries about Boston biodefense lab

first_img The agency said it has set up an internal committee to guide its efforts to address safety concerns and also has named a panel of independent experts to review existing risk assessments and provide technical guidance. The lab is partly funded by the NIH. Mar 6, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the appointment of two committees to help address public worries about the safety of a biodefense laboratory under construction in Boston, 3 months after the National Research Council (NRC) sharply criticized an NIH risk assessment of the project. The NRC also said the NIH had glossed over environmental justice concerns related to the lab’s inner-city location. The lab is a biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) facility, meaning it can handle the most dangerous pathogens. It will focus on developing diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines for both naturally occurring and intentionally introduced infectious diseases, according to the NIH. The facility is being built at Boston University Medical Center. Today the NIH said it has set up an internal coordinating committee “to guide the agency’s efforts to address safety concerns raised by community representatives and other members of the public,” as well as the NRC review of the supplementary risk assessment. Last November the NRC, an arm of the National Academies, asserted that an NIH risk assessment for the lab was “not sound and credible.” The NRC faulted the modeling in the risk assessment for “lack of transparency” and criticized the selection of pathogens for the scenarios in the risk assessment, saying the NIH should have chosen agents with higher transmission rates. The pathogens used in the assessment included Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus, monkeypox virus, Sabia hemorrhagic fever virus, and Rift Valley fever virus. Ellen Berlin, a spokeswoman for Boston Medical Center, welcomed the NIH’s announcement today, according to a report by the Boston Globe. “We are confident that the lab will be safe, and this third-party examination is an important step in the public process,” Berlin said. “NIH is doing everything necessary to minimize the potential risks to the surrounding community,” Zerhouni said. “We will not compromise the public’s safety in our pursuit of the public’s health.” The NIH also said it has named a 16-member blue-ribbon panel to “review current risk assessments and provide independent technical expertise and guidance.” In particular, the group will advise the NIH on the scope of any additional environmental risk assessment. The panel is chaired by Adel Mahmoud, MD, PhD, of Princeton University and includes experts on infectious diseases, public health and epidemiology, risk assessment, environmental justice, risk communication, biodefense, biosafety, and infectious disease modeling. Serving as a working group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, the panel will hold its first public meeting Mar 13, officials said. Dec 5, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Panel faults NIY risk assessment for Boston biodefense lab” See also: “All of the analyses conducted to date indicate that the risks posed by this lab are extremely low,” NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, MD, said in an agency news release. “We recognize that the community has remaining concerns, however, and we will address those concerns rigorously, objectively, and comprehensively.” Mar 6 NIH news release Earlier, Massachusetts state officials had concluded that the NIH’s draft environmental impact report on the lab was adequate, but a court ruling invalidated the state finding. The state then asked the NIH to prepare a supplementary risk assessment addressing additional worst-case scenarios and other questions. That assessment was the one criticized by the NRC.last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Rising public concern; next year’s wave; infected Canadian pigs; UK, France get vaccine; why separate flu vaccines

first_imgAug 28, 2009Poll suggests rising flu concern in US publicA new USA Today/Gallup poll suggests Americans are becoming more concerned about getting sick with the pandemic flu virus, USA Today reported yesterday. Of 1,007 adults who were polled, 1 in 3 believe they or a family member will get sick with the virus, up from 1 in 5 in May. Compared with the earlier poll, slightly more accept the government’s risk assessment, and 55%, up from 46%, now say they will get the vaccine. The poll’s margin of error is 4 percentage points.http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-08-27-swineflu_N.htmAug 27 USA Today storyExpert warns about next year’s pandemic flu waveThe fall wave of pandemic H1N1 flu in the northern hemisphere will likely resemble the spring spread of the virus, but a more deadly outbreak could strike next year because of natural selection pressure, virologist John Oxford told Agence France-Presse (AFP) yesterday. Once the virus infects a third of the population, it will find fewer susceptible individuals, which may give mutant viruses a selective advantage, he said. He urged governments not to let down their guard after the next wave.Manitoba finds novel flu virus on pig farmsManitoba’s chief veterinary officer recently announced that the novel H1N1 virus has been detected on various pig farms in the province, according to a post today on ProMED-mail, the Internet-based reporting system of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. No deaths were reported, but the animals showed mild flu-like symptoms. Movement of the pigs was limited to curb transmission, and veterinarians have been asked to help identify and report further outbreaks.http://www.promedmail.org/pls/otn/f?p=2400:1001:3074652114656689::NO::F2400_P1001_BACK_PAGE,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1000,78977Aug 28 ProMED-mail postBritain, France get first H1N1 vaccine shipmentsBritain and France have received their first novel flu vaccine shipments, but they await regulatory approval and likely won’t be administered to patients until October, AFP reported today. British officials said they received 100,000 doses of a vaccine made by US-based Baxter, but French officials didn’t specify the number of doses they received or the manufacturer.http://www.smh.com.au/world/britain-france-get-first-batches-of-swine-flu-vaccine-20090828-f1i2.htmlAug 28 AFP storySeveral factors tipped US decision for 2 separate flu vaccinesIn response to reader questions about why US officials didn’t combine the novel flu vaccine with the seasonal flu vaccine, Columbia University virologist Vincent Rancaniello, who authors a virology blog, posed the question to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency responded that factors weighing against inclusion were lack of clinical trials for tetravalent vaccines, different high-risk populations for seasonal and pandemic flu, production timing, and ease of safety tracking.http://www.virology.ws/2009/08/26/no-tetravalent-influenza-vaccine/Aug 26 Virology Blog postlast_img read more

Passenger traffic growth at airports by 18%

first_imgThe total passenger traffic at airports in July 2017 amounted to 1 thousand, which is an increase of 750% compared to July 2016, when passenger traffic amounted to 1 thousand.In July 2017, the growth of passenger traffic compared to July 2016 was recorded by Split Airport (20,9%), Dubrovnik Airport (15,6%), Zagreb Airport (14,3%), Pula Airport (32,0, 19,3%), Zadar Airport (40,7%), Osijek Airport (62,0%) and Brač Airport (11,5%), and a decrease was recorded in Rijeka Airport (33,0%) and the airport Mali Lošinj (XNUMX%).The most significant passenger traffic was realized with the airports of the United Kingdom and shows an increase of 31,7% compared to the same period last year. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in July 2017 was 18, an increase of 356% compared to 16 landings and take-offs in July 985.Source: CBSlast_img read more

Schedule of Sell Croatia workshops for 2018

first_imgSlowly but surely, the tourist story for next year is coming together and the time of various workshops, conferences, fairs and business meetings is starting.One of the very important and valuable workshops is certainly Sell Croatia, organized by the CNTB, because regardless of the achievements of technology, direct meeting and contact is still very important and crucial for long-term and quality cooperation. You can learn a lot from every conversation, meet new people who will lead us to new opportunities, which is why networking is the strongest entrepreneurial tool today, and I hope it always will be.Business workshops called “Sell Croatia” (B2B workshop) are held between Croatian tourism entities and foreign partners, and characteristic of the concept of “Sell Croatia” is the maintenance of emitting markets. Most of the workshops are organized by the CNTB representative office abroad, ie organized by the CNTB DG if there is no representative office on the relevant market. The aim of the workshops is meetings of representatives of the Croatian tourism industry (hotel and tourism companies, travel agencies and DMC) with foreign partners as well as business meetings with partners and negotiations on the purchase of services and / or packages.The CNTB points out that, as far as distant markets are concerned, where the Croatian National Tourist Board does not have its representative offices, cities where workshops will be held have not been defined yet because we are still examining the interest of the Croatian economy. . “We plan business workshops in Shanghai and Guangzhou in China in May, in Pyeongchang in South Korea during the Winter Olympics and then in Tokyo, Japan in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board. Also, in April, we are planning a business workshop in Dubai, UAE before the ATM Tourism Fair. If there are not enough companies interested in a business workshop in South Korea and Japan, we will organize a presentation in South Korea during the Olympics, in cooperation with our longtime partner, the Slovenian Tourist Board and in Tokyo at the end of the year.”Point out the CNTB.For all information and expression of interest for the mentioned workshops / fairs and proposals for the organization of workshops in some other distant markets, you can contact the CNTB directly by e-mail.  dive.kovacevic@htz.hr . See a list of all Sell workshops hereRelated news: IMPLEMENTATION OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE IS KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TOURIST BUSINESSlast_img read more

In April, airports recorded 600 thousand passengers

first_imgIn April 2018, Croatian airports recorded 601 thousand passengers or 5,4% more than in the same month last year, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).The largest passenger traffic was generated by Zagreb Airport, with 253 thousand passengers (an increase of 5,5% compared to April 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 151 thousand passengers (an increase of 5,3% compared to April 2017) and Split Airport with 121 thousand passengers (an increase of 0,3% compared to April 2017).The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 154 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 12,4% compared to the same period last year. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in April 2018 was 8, which is an increase of 024% compared to April 2017.Source: CBSlast_img read more

“Advent in Otočac” announced – the biggest so far!

first_imgYesterday he was in the premises of the Tourist Board of the City of Otočac held a press conference announcing this year’s “Advent in Otočac” – the biggest and most spectacular so far!Twelfth in a row “Advent in Otočac” begins on December 6 on St. Nicholas Day, when a modern play “Online St. Nicholas” will be held with the appropriate awarding of gifts to the youngest.The same day is reserved for big international conference “Women and the Dot” which is being held in Otočac for the third time this year, organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce of the Otočac County Chamber. Excellent entrepreneurs from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and numerous entrepreneurs from the Lika area will combine their knowledge and skills in one place, all with the aim of improving women’s business and encouraging women to step into entrepreneurship. The three blocks of the conference will focus on presenting inspiring women’s stories and projects, health as the key to women’s success and the importance of funding, education and networking on the road to success.The crown of the all-day event will be a networking evening with the presentation of the book “From employee to entrepreneur”, and all events are free and open to the public.A children’s workshop will be held on Thursday, December 13th “Advent handles”As an introduction to the big weekend Advent fair called “Christmas magic in Gacka”. The fair will be held on December 15 and 16 in a large tent on the main town square, which this year will evoke a real Christmas atmosphere for all visitors. The fair officially opens on Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. with the performance of Klapa Senjkinje, and all exhibition spaces have long been filled.  Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and a Christmas atmosphere that could complement this year’s announced snow are the best invitations to come to Advent in the heart of Lika.On Saturday, a rich fair offer of traditional products and handicrafts is expected, accompanied by all-day music accompanied by the Tamburitza ensemble Patrioti. KUD Lipa Sinac and the mixed singing group FD Otočac with Advent songs will also perform. The fair continues on Sunday with the performance of KUD Dangubica Kuterevo at 12 noon and the afternoon performance of DV Ciciban and the reception of Santa Claus and his elves who bring sweet gifts to children. It will be a real pleasure for the youngest but also for adults, who will be able to take photos with the happy Santa as a souvenir.The closing of the fair will mark great performance by young music star Mia Dimšić aptly named “Life is Not Gray” starting at 17pm and is free for all visitors.It runs from 14 to 29 December small football tournament Mario Cvitković Maka, while it will Hold a Christmas hackle tournament on December 20th. It will be held on Saturday, December 21st Christmas concert of the Otočac DVD Wind Orchestra, 29.12. Christmas bowling tournament.It all ends on the last day of the year when it will be organized in Otočac children’s New Year’s Eve at 12 o’clock and a big evening reception about which more will be known soon. All events of this year’s Advent in Otočac are free and open to the public, and all information and news are published daily on the official Facebook page i Facebook eventlast_img read more

Small tourist destinations show the greatest interest in interpretive guidance

first_imgThe only male student and a great lover of the garden of his village was Claudio Grbac, a versatile Šišanac who, in addition to working in a bank and growing olives, is extremely active in the Italian Community as a singer and dancer in folklore and a member of the choir, as well as a dancer in Medulin folklore. and a member of the Pula klapa. “I am extremely glad that the first such course was organized in our area, because I think that this is a great way to discover the unknown heritage. We all know about the Arena, St. Euphemia and the Euphrasian Basilica, but with this course the focus is on the hidden part of Istria and proves that even the smallest place can be heritage-valued and promoted. I am proud as a Šišanac that the heritage I grew up with has become important and recognized. Wanting to join the efforts of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Ližnjan, I intend to become a guide because I want it to be well valorized. All guests who come to us and stay in apartments should get to know better the destination they came to Said Grabac. In our country, it is held by the first Croatian certified trainer, Iva Silla, who is also the author and leader of narrative and gamma tours of Zagreb called Secret Zagreb. The recently completed course in Šišan is the fifth in a series of courses organized mostly in small tourist destinations in which more than 40 guide interpreters have grown up. New courses follow that confirm the importance of interpretive guidance in heritage valorization and the creation of innovative tourism products The Tourist Board of the Municipality of Ližnjan is the first Istrian tourist board to recognize the value of the five-day course “Certified Interpretation Guide” of the Interpret Europe association.  Tečaj “Certificirani interpretacijski vodič” kroz 5 dana i 40 vrlo zahtjevnih sati, u kojima je čak 70% praktičnog rada, suočava vodiče (i sve one s iskustvom u vođenju) s redefiniranjem dosadašnjeg načina rada i strukturiranja tura te im daje nove alate za rad. Poticanje brige o zajedničkoj baštini, pretvaranje predmeta i pojava u iskustva, poticanje stvaranja dubljih, emocionalnih veza s naslijeđem, otkrivanje puta do dubljeg značenja sve su to postulati interpretacije baštine koje treneri praktičnim radom prenose na polaznike. We consider the course an investment in the creation of innovative tourist products – Natali Palko Zirdum, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Ližnjan Thanks to field work and valuable study of Šišan’s heritage, the hitherto neglected potential of Šišan has been put in the focus of numerous guides who will henceforth include it in their guides and thus provide it with richer tourist facilities. ”We are very happy that Šišan, as well as the entire municipality of Ližnjan, was the most studied place in Istria during two weekends in March. By organizing this course, we have made a big step forward in the research and tourist evaluation of our heritage, especially Šišan and Ližnjan, which have shone with numerous, hitherto hidden, heritage stories. Considering that almost all participants came to us from all over Istria and that we had four local participants, including me, in addition to education, a great synergy was achieved, which is why we are optimistic about the future. We consider the course an investment in the creation of innovative tourism products with an emphasis on greater involvement of the local community, which is the foundation for the preservation of our heritage”Emphasized Natali Palko Zirdum, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Ližnjan.center_img Trenerica Iva Silla izuzetno je zadovoljna proaktivnom grupom polaznika u Šišanu, a o daljnim koracima kaže: “Sljedeći tečaj počinje ubrzo u Vrsaru, organizira ga TZ Grada Vrsara u sklopu slovensko-hrvatskog projekta Uživam tradiciju. Nakon ljetne pauze u kojoj su vodiči zauzeti vođenjima u Hrvatskoj i izvan nje, kreće sljedeći ciklus tečajeva za koje su zanimanje pokazala i kontinentalna odredišta. Razvoj interpretacije baštine u punom je zamahu što me kao trenericu izuzetno raduje. Raznovrsna i bogata baština naše zemlje fantastična je osnova za kreiranje kreativnih i održivih turističkih sadržaja, a ovaj tečaj predstavlja kvalitetan i odmah primjenjiv alat za postizanje tog cilja” concluded Iva Silla.   Why wouldn’t a similar story be told in Ližnjan tomorrow? Certainly possible, it’s up to the people. After Žumberak, Bakar, Šibenik and Kastav, for the first time in Istria this course was organized in mid-March by the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Ližnjan, which confirmed the fact that small destinations best recognize its potential. More space was required for the course, and the participants, in addition to the locals, arrived in small Šišan from Rovinj, Pula, Medulin, Fažana, Novigrad and Zagreb.  Those who want market development, who are proactive and who break the status quo, no matter how “small or big” it may be, are growing and developing. If someone had said 5 or more years ago that people from Zagreb would get in a car and come to Baranja on weekends just for gastronomy, they would laugh and declare him crazy. But that is the reality and one “small” Baranja has positioned itself as a TOP destination in Slavonia. The European Heritage Interpretation Association Interpret Europe, which has over 800 members from 50 countries, has so far designed and conducted a series of courses to educate professionals in the field of heritage interpretation (guide, host, writer, planner, revived history). The longest-lasting and most elaborate education is certainly the course “Certified Interpretation Guide”, which, for almost a decade, has been conducted throughout Europe by trainers of the Interpret Europe association. last_img read more