Sony a7R IV – Brand New Model & Accessories – cinema5D news

  1. Sony a7R IV - Brand New Model & Accessories  cinema5D news
  2. Sony’s new A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera has a monstrous 61-megapixel sensor  The Verge
  3. Sony A7R IV: everything we know so far about Sony's rumored mirrorless camera  TechRadar
  4. Sony Unveils a7R IV: The World's First 61MP Full-Frame Camera  PetaPixel
  5. Sony A7R IV Review - First Impressions  PhotographyBLOG
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Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museumA Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture Minister Piotr Glinski hasn't yet officially reappointed him. Glinski said recently he was still weighing the decision, because Stola had allegedly refused to make the museum available for a conference that was to be dedicated to the late twin of ruling conservative party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.


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Johnson & Johnson’s profit spikes 42% as prescription drugs fuel growth; consumer and medical devices improve – CNBC

Johnson & Johnson's profit spikes 42% as prescription drugs fuel growth; consumer and medical devices improve  CNBC

Johnson & Johnson's profit jumped 42% in the second quarter, with all three of the sprawling health-care company's businesses performing better than Wall ...

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U.S. judge expected to address whether ex-Trump adviser Stone violated gag order

U.S. judge expected to address whether ex-Trump adviser Stone violated gag orderPresident Donald Trump's former adviser, Roger Stone, will appear in federal court on Tuesday and the judge is likely to decide whether to revoke his bond after prosecutors alleged Stone violated a gag order by discussing his case on social media. Tuesday's hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was originally scheduled as a routine event ahead of Stone's November criminal trial for his lawyers to present arguments for why certain evidence should be suppressed or turned over by the government. “Stone’s posts appear calculated to generate media coverage of information that is not relevant to this case but that could prejudice potential jurors,” they wrote, in reference to posts Stone made citing articles that questioned whether Russia actually hacked Democratic Party computer servers in the 2016 presidential election.


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U.S. judge expected to address whether ex-Trump adviser Stone violated gag order

U.S. judge expected to address whether ex-Trump adviser Stone violated gag orderPresident Donald Trump's former adviser, Roger Stone, will appear in federal court on Tuesday and the judge is likely to decide whether to revoke his bond after prosecutors alleged Stone violated a gag order by discussing his case on social media. Tuesday's hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was originally scheduled as a routine event ahead of Stone's November criminal trial for his lawyers to present arguments for why certain evidence should be suppressed or turned over by the government. “Stone’s posts appear calculated to generate media coverage of information that is not relevant to this case but that could prejudice potential jurors,” they wrote, in reference to posts Stone made citing articles that questioned whether Russia actually hacked Democratic Party computer servers in the 2016 presidential election.


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June was the warmest June ever recorded, but there's a bigger problem

June was the warmest June ever recorded, but there's a bigger problemIn 139 years of record-keeping, this June was the warmest June ever recorded. But June 2019 also revealed a deeper warming reality. The first half of 2019, January through June, finished up as the second warmest half-year on record, newly released NASA data shows. On top of that, each of the last five January through Junes are now the five warmest such spans on record. Only 2016 started off hotter than 2019. "At this point, the inexorable increase in global temperatures is entirely predictable," said Sarah Green, an environmental chemist at Michigan Technological University. She noted that NASA's updated data is added proof that climate models have accurately predicted Earth's continued warming as heat-trapping gasses amass in the atmosphere."As we have shown in recent work, the record warm streaks we've seen in recent years simply cannot be explained without accounting for the profound impact we are having on the planet through the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations," added climate scientist Michael Mann, the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University.Indeed, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, already at their highest levels in at least 800,000 years, are now accelerating at rates that are unprecedented in both the historic and geologic record."The latest numbers are just another reminder that the impacts of human-caused warming are no longer subtle," said Mann. "We're seeing them play out in terms of both unprecedented extreme weather events and the sorts of planetary-scale temperature extremes betrayed by these latest numbers."The warmest January through Junes on record.Image: nasa gissThe well-predicted consequences of this heating are now unfolding. Here are some, of many, examples:  * Warming climes have doubled the amount of land burned by wildfires in the U.S. over the last 30 years, as plants and trees, notably in California, get baked dry. * Greenland -- home to the second largest ice sheet on Earth -- is melting at unprecedented rates. * The last 12 months have been the wettest 12 months in U.S. history, leading to widespread flooding around the nation (For every 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, the air can hold 7 percent more water.) * The Arctic is on fire. * Ocean temperatures are going up, and up, and up.  * Since 1961, Earth's glaciers lost 9 trillion tons of ice. That's the weight of 27 billion 747s. * Heat waves are increasing in duration and frequency, while smashing records. * Daily high record temperatures are dominating daily low records. Overall, the atmosphere is experiencing an accelerated upward temperature climb, though there are some ups and downs within the greater warming trend. This is due to natural climatic influences, particularly from events like El Niño, which can give global temperatures an added kick. > NASA global mean June temperature is out! Guess what - it's been the hottest June on record. Definitely felt like that in Germany... climatecrisis FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/vkOFP22NNM> > -- Stefan Rahmstorf (@rahmstorf) July 15, 2019"The year-to-year variations of the global temperature may be affected by El Niño, etc., but in the long-term [global temperature] keeps increasing steadily," said NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientist Makiko Sato, who helped prepare the June climate observations. SEE ALSO: This scientist keeps winning money from people who bet against climate changeThis June was "easily" the warmest June on record, NASA noted, and overall, this year's January through June temperatures were 1.4 degrees Celsius (or 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit) above average temperatures in the late 1800s. Seasonal temperature trends.Image: nasa Giss2019 will almost certainly end up being one of the hottest years on record. This is in line with another stark trend. Eighteen of the 19 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001 -- and the five hottest years have occurred in each of the last five years. (It's not just the first half of each year setting records.)"This is further evidence that temperatures will keep rising until government policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions are actually implemented," emphasized Green.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?


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The most beautiful photos taken on the Apollo 11 mission – BBC News

  1. The most beautiful photos taken on the Apollo 11 mission  BBC News
  2. Apollo 11: Ten Things About NASA's Landmark Moon Mission You Might Not Know | Mach | NBC News  NBC News
  3. Is This a Real Photo of the Earth from the Moon?  Snopes.com
  4. Meet the women behind NASA's historic Apollo 11 launch  CBS Evening News
  5. Is It Time to Play With Spaceships Again?  The New York Times
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Move over Trump: China's tweeting diplomats open fresh front in propaganda fight

Move over Trump: China's tweeting diplomats open fresh front in propaganda fightTweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come. Cui sent his first tweets just last week from his newly opened Twitter account, including one about Taiwan, the self-ruled and democratic island China claims as its own, garnering thousands of comments. "#Taiwan is part of #China.


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Macron Sticks to Demand for Deep EU Reform Before New Expansion

Macron Sticks to Demand for Deep EU Reform Before New Expansion(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron stuck to his demand for deep reforms in the European Union before it accepts new members, telling biggest candidate Serbia that premature entry would benefit no one.Leaders across the Balkans have expressed frustration at what they say is stalling by the EU over when they can become part of the world’s biggest trading bloc. While most member are wary of taking in new members, Balkan leaders are struggling to explain the delay to their 18 million citizens who see entry as a guarantee toward higher pay and less corruption.Concerns flared two weeks ago when, after a marathon session of wrangling over who will take the EU’s top jobs, Macron said there would be no further enlargement unless “deep reform” of the EU happens first. During a visit to Serbia Monday, where he met President Aleksandar Vucic, Macron again said that “Serbia is destined to join” but that expanding the bloc without changing the way it makes decisions would cause problems for everyone.“Entering too quickly wouldn’t be good for Serbia, nor would it be for the EU,” Macron said, adding that even setting an entry timetable could backfire. “We must not lock ourselves in to a calendar with a date, because if we fail it would be seen as a failure.”The last country to become an EU member was Croatia, in 2013. Outgoing Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the earliest that any of the six remaining aspirants would be able to join is around 2025.For Serbia, the biggest hurdle is resolving relations with Kosovo. Backed by Russia and China, it refuses to recognize its neighbor’s unilaterally declared independence since 2008 and has blocked its efforts to join the United Nations and other international organizations.EU-mediated talks between Serbia and Kosovo all but collapsed last year when the latter imposed punitive 100% tax on products from Serbia and from Bosnia-Herzegovina, retaliating for Serb lobbying against its international recognition. Kosovo has ignored calls from EU states to lift the barrier.Vucic said he expected France’s help “in the search for a compromise.” He also said that Serbia embraced the changes that it had committed to as part of EU entry.“For us, it’s important to reform ourselves, to do our part of the work, for the sake of our people to do good and that our economy makes progress.”Macron’s visit followed France-based Vinci Airports venture into Serbia with a 25-year concession for Aerodrom Nikola Tesla, while a unit of Suez Groupe SAS won an equally long contract in Belgrade, the capital. Alstom SA is also vying to build a subway in Belgrade, where the two first lines may cost $4.5 billion.(Updates with map of EU aspirant states.)To contact the reporters on this story: Misha Savic in Belgrade at msavic2@bloomberg.net;Gordana Filipovic in Belgrade at gfilipovic@bloomberg.net;Helene Fouquet in Paris at hfouquet1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Irina Vilcu at isavu@bloomberg.net, ;Andrea Dudik at adudik@bloomberg.net, Michael WinfreyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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Macron Sticks to Demand for Deep EU Reform Before New Expansion

Macron Sticks to Demand for Deep EU Reform Before New Expansion(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron stuck to his demand for deep reforms in the European Union before it accepts new members, telling biggest candidate Serbia that premature entry would benefit no one.Leaders across the Balkans have expressed frustration at what they say is stalling by the EU over when they can become part of the world’s biggest trading bloc. While most member are wary of taking in new members, Balkan leaders are struggling to explain the delay to their 18 million citizens who see entry as a guarantee toward higher pay and less corruption.Concerns flared two weeks ago when, after a marathon session of wrangling over who will take the EU’s top jobs, Macron said there would be no further enlargement unless “deep reform” of the EU happens first. During a visit to Serbia Monday, where he met President Aleksandar Vucic, Macron again said that “Serbia is destined to join” but that expanding the bloc without changing the way it makes decisions would cause problems for everyone.“Entering too quickly wouldn’t be good for Serbia, nor would it be for the EU,” Macron said, adding that even setting an entry timetable could backfire. “We must not lock ourselves in to a calendar with a date, because if we fail it would be seen as a failure.”The last country to become an EU member was Croatia, in 2013. Outgoing Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the earliest that any of the six remaining aspirants would be able to join is around 2025.For Serbia, the biggest hurdle is resolving relations with Kosovo. Backed by Russia and China, it refuses to recognize its neighbor’s unilaterally declared independence since 2008 and has blocked its efforts to join the United Nations and other international organizations.EU-mediated talks between Serbia and Kosovo all but collapsed last year when the latter imposed punitive 100% tax on products from Serbia and from Bosnia-Herzegovina, retaliating for Serb lobbying against its international recognition. Kosovo has ignored calls from EU states to lift the barrier.Vucic said he expected France’s help “in the search for a compromise.” He also said that Serbia embraced the changes that it had committed to as part of EU entry.“For us, it’s important to reform ourselves, to do our part of the work, for the sake of our people to do good and that our economy makes progress.”Macron’s visit followed France-based Vinci Airports venture into Serbia with a 25-year concession for Aerodrom Nikola Tesla, while a unit of Suez Groupe SAS won an equally long contract in Belgrade, the capital. Alstom SA is also vying to build a subway in Belgrade, where the two first lines may cost $4.5 billion.(Updates with map of EU aspirant states.)To contact the reporters on this story: Misha Savic in Belgrade at msavic2@bloomberg.net;Gordana Filipovic in Belgrade at gfilipovic@bloomberg.net;Helene Fouquet in Paris at hfouquet1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Irina Vilcu at isavu@bloomberg.net, ;Andrea Dudik at adudik@bloomberg.net, Michael WinfreyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


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Boris Johnson condemns Trump's 'totally unacceptable' tweets telling congresswomen to 'go back' where they came from

Boris Johnson condemns Trump's 'totally unacceptable' tweets telling congresswomen to 'go back' where they came from"If you are the leader of a great multiracial, multicultural society you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people back..." he said.


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Russia Didn't Shoot Back When Israeli F-16s Blew up a Syrian Military Complex

Russia Didn't Shoot Back When Israeli F-16s Blew up a Syrian Military ComplexHowever, as has happened in over 200 other Israeli air strikes on targets in Syria, the defensive fire proved inadequate. The weapons struck three Syrian targets.At 2:30 in the morning on April 13, 2019, around a dozen missiles tore over the night sky of Hama province, Syria, launched by Israeli F-16 jets flying over Lebanon.(This first appeared earlier in June 2019.)In response, short-range Syrian air missiles arced into the night sky trailing plumes of fire from their rocket motors. One or two can be seen exploding mid-air, possibly having have hit their target.However, as has happened in over 200 other Israeli air strikes on targets in Syria, the defensive fire proved inadequate. The weapons struck three Syrian targets.The first was a training base called the “Academy.” A second site was reportedly a storage facility for surface-to-surface missile launchers located near the Masyaf National Hospital. Afterward, the pro-Assad Al-Masdar news agency published a picture of an annihilated M-600 Tishereen ballistic missile launcher.The M-600 is a Syrian license-manufactured version of the Iranian Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile, a type Tehran has used for missile strikes on targets in Syria, Iraq and Israel since 2017.


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Fifty years after Moon mission, Apollo astronauts meet at historic launchpad

Fifty years after Moon mission, Apollo astronauts meet at historic launchpadFifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity's place in the universe. The crew's surviving members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, are set to reunite at the same launchpad on Tuesday, the start of a week-long series of events commemorating Apollo 11.


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Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictions

Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictionsPakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals brought them to the brink of war. "With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic," the state-run Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. A CAA spokesman confirmed to AFP that the eastern airspace along the border with India had been reopened.


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'Misogynist' Duterte slammed over Philippines anti-harassment law

'Misogynist' Duterte slammed over Philippines anti-harassment lawPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose rape jokes have sparked outrage in the past, drew fresh flak Tuesday after signing a law against sexual harassment, with campaigners saying his role as the "misogynist-in-chief" would make implementation challenging. Duterte, who has himself been accused of sexual harassment on multiple occasions, signed the law that prohibits behaviour such as catcalling and sexist slurs in April, according to the text released on Monday. The law imposes fines and, in some cases, prison sentences for sexual harassment in streets, schools and offices, including wolf-whistling, groping, misogynistic slurs, as well as uninvited comments or gestures referring to a person's appearance.


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Ilhan Omar to Maddow: Trump Is ‘Corrupt,’ ‘Inept,’ and the ‘Worst President We’ve Had’

Ilhan Omar to Maddow: Trump Is ‘Corrupt,’ ‘Inept,’ and the ‘Worst President We’ve Had’MSNBCHours after Rep. Ilhan Omar and the rest of the so-called Squad hit back after being subjected to two days of President Trump’s racist attacks, the Minnesota Democrat appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to follow up on their fiery Monday press conference.Following a series of racist tweets on Sunday in which the president called for Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they “came” from, the president doubled down on Monday. Singling out Omar, Trump falsely claimed that the Muslim congresswoman supported al Qaeda while further accusing her of “hating Jews.” He also brought up remarks she made earlier this year about the 9/11 terror attacks that sparked intense conservative outrage, prompting an increase in death threats against Omar.After noting during Monday’s presser that “every single person who’s brown or black in this country has heard” Trump’s call to leave the country, Omar was asked by Rachel Maddow how she was able to absorb the president’s racist attacks.“Look, many of us, as I said today, when we are brown and black in this country have been subjected to the old racist trope of ‘go back to where you came from,’” the Minnesota lawmaker replied. “Whether it happens at a school playground or inside the hallway or someone shouting at you in the street, many of us have had our responses.”She added: “And now today and yesterday we had to figure out how to respond to it coming from the president of the United States. We were reminded, something that my 7-year-old says, ‘Does he know he is the president of the United States?’”Maddow went on to note that Omar and her fellow “Squad” members—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley—now have an “incredibly hot spotlight on them, adding that Trump is obviously targeting them on purpose in an effort to distract.“Obviously you have a platform because you are looked to for a response to these attacks from the president that is of his making, but also you get to speak on your own terms once you get that,” Maddow wondered aloud. “How do you sort of avoid helping him do his work of distracting from the kinds of things you just described?” Saying that she has an opportunity to both call the president out and talk about the direction she believes the country should be moving in, Omar proceeded to absolutely blast Trump.“This is a president who believes it is OK for him to think that people who say something that will move this country forward should be deported,” she said. “He’s called on us to go back and fight corruption and fight these countries that have worse leaders and inept leaders.”“We are living in one,” Omar continued. “He is that president. He is corrupt. He is the worst president we have had. He is inept and we are going to call him out for it. We are going to hold him accountable.”She concluded the interview by reiterating her belief that Trump needs to be impeached and that it is now time to start that process.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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At least 1 dead, 15 injured — including 3 firefighters — in California house explosion

At least 1 dead, 15 injured — including 3 firefighters — in California house explosionA California gas company reports one of its employees died in an explosion Monday afternoon in Murietta, California.


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At least 1 dead, 15 injured — including 3 firefighters — in California house explosion

At least 1 dead, 15 injured — including 3 firefighters — in California house explosionA California gas company reports one of its employees died in an explosion Monday afternoon in Murietta, California.


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Iranian bread permanent guest at Kuwaiti tables

Iranian bread permanent guest at  Kuwaiti tablesKhalil Kamal makes sure he regularly visits Kuwait's popular Souq Al-Mubarakiya, where he enjoys his favourite kebab meal with onion, rocket and freshly baked Iranian bread. The smell of the bread wafts through the market as it bakes in a traditional oven at the Al-Walimah restaurant in downtown Kuwait City. For decades, Iranian bread -- known as taftoon -- has been a staple of Kuwaiti breakfast, lunch and dinner tables.


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