If you want that effect you’ll want to take the camera farther for better composition as well as more angles, he says.

Lately several popular webcams have been selling for $20,000 to $40,000 each. Most of the “grips” on these cameras are fairly expensive, so we’ll take a closer look at one of the more expensive models you never heard of. CameraLens is a model number “09” at the manufacturers’ website . There are also cameras with the company model name of H-L-R. These are the same models mentioned above, and they can be bought as well for the same price. With them you can purchase a very compact video camera with a compact grip, so you’ll have the opportunity to make good quality photos without even the need for a tripod. There are several reviews on YouTube of these types of cameras and their reviews have to do with their user-friendly controls and quality of pictures.

You can buy a tripod for this camera for about $10 to $15 at a store that sells them and is willing to give you a referral. They’ll send you a tripod if you don’t have one already. Unfortunately most stores aren’t very kind and they’ll also refuse to ship when there was nothing in stock. If you use an item that’s no longer available, then it might be of interest to a local store that can ship to you.

Here is a photo that I took of this camera’s body and the tripod mount:

The only thing that really needs to be mentioned here is the color display panel between the camera and the screen. It’s not a really important feature, and it will be seen by your viewers looking at your web page. The important part is the white circle above the lens, and if you watch a lot of people click and try and enlarge the pictures they will notice it and wonder why there is a white circle. This is one of the reasons we like our videos simple

My video setup will have a standard video output of 720p HD (the lowest resolution of all the cameras’ models, see below) and I’ll also have an on-screen LCD displaying the image of the webcam. The camera and the web page will run separate videos and audio so a link to the video will open right under the camera. The video (at least from what I know) will look much better than my images taken by the same camera. Also, I’m sure this will improve the color of the web page and even the quality of the pictures.

This is one of the many variations of the H-L-R model with the same white circle above the lens. I’ll be using the first version of this camera because the photo above is the model number “10” and the web page will be the model number “06.” That second version of the camera has a separate and separate battery, a large LCD panel on top of the lens, a single SD card slot, a microphone, a large rear-facing camera, and a larger lens than the earlier version. I haven’t tested these models and they might also work well for you.

The picture on the web page of the camera will be much nicer than the image I took. In fact it may look better than the picture on my camera. If you make any comparison of the two, use the first version. Most of the cameras will still display a huge white circle below the lens. If you make any pictures on the web page and then crop them to a different resolution, or if you record videos you’re more likely to get a better looking, sharper image.

The H-L-R model shows the big white circle on the lens. If you try and zoom out of the picture, it’ll look like you’re looking at the end of a pencil.

With all of the cameras on this page I took no shots directly at the mirror. A very simple trick is to take another photo as if you were actually looking at the camera’s viewfinder, but only if you’re going to be using or recording the video of the webcam. It’s best to have a tripod handy so you can set it securely on some flat surface. Otherwise, that will be much easier to do with a foot on a table or a coffee table. That said, remember that I used a tripod here and it’s a little easier to move it around and get the camera level than it would be with a tripod. A tripod is not needed here as you can just turn the camera 90 degrees to take the photo, but if you plan on using the web page then a tripod or monopod is a great idea.

If the camera is off, then you’ll want to make sure you put it out of the view of the webcam before recording the video, otherwise you can’t get a good picture.

This is a good thing! But as you might imagine there are more worries going around than there are good news.

I haven’t had much time to focus on health scares, but there’s one that’s been going around the web for at least two months. I was just talking about it here recently, so I’ll just say that it’s called “Dengue fever” and that’s probably just about the right way to describe it.

I’ve discussed the Dengue fever/Zika and possibly Mers-CoV outbreaks in this past post , and I might need to do another post on this topic. I definitely need to re-evaluate my understanding on it ( I’m aware that the ZIKA connection isn’t “certainty” about Zika but it’s probably more reliable than the MERS connection, and you can see that I’m not entirely happy with the way that I’ve been looking at it). But I wanted to say that this whole outbreak is just a whole lot of fear mongering by medical officials. It’s a bit scary as it is, because we don’t know any details about the disease, yet. We don’t know how it infects people, because it hasn’t been shown in nature.

So that’s it folks. I’ll try to be more productive; if you have any questions about any aspect of this, feel free to let me know in the comments or send out a PM.


(Photo by Jim Dooley) New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is requesting an emergency order to keep Avenatti from attending a coronavirus briefing at Madison Square Garden this Thursday night because of public health concerns, according to a court filing.”

Here’s the full text of the document (courtesy of The Buffalo News ):

“DOHM recommends that Michael Avenatti be removed from the following presentations at MSG on Thursday, November 21st. This is a precautionary measure because of public health concerns surrounding coronavirus presentation at MSG, which are very real and could be exacerbated by Michael Avenatti’s pending legal matters”

“Pending Avenatti’s status as a potential witness, DOH recommends that Michael Avenatti refrain from attending any presentations that are part of any discussion of the matter or to participate in any discussion regarding whether the state or federal government should use public funds to reimburse medical treatment for Avenatti and/or his families for medical service provided to Avenatti in connection with the death of Anthony Ponder. The fact that Avenatti could be present at these presentations does not, however, absolve DOH of its duty to provide Avenatti and his families with medical treatment that would be needed if the case brought in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals”

In addition, there’s a question about the presence of Trump in the Situation Room, which was reported on by CBS News reporter Mark Knoller on June 8th…

President Trump’s response to the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, and the subsequent decision to delay a planned trip to Asia. When the president’s national security team met on Friday night to decide what to include in his speech during a July 8-9 summit here and what to omit, the president’s only words of comfort were with the three men he’d known personally.

President Trump’s response to the violence of white nationalists following the protests on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the subsequent decision to delay a planned trip to Asia. When the president’s national security team met on Friday night to decide what to include in his speech during a July 8-9 summit here and what to omit, the president’s only words of comfort were with the three men he’d known personally. As the president prepared to arrive, a group protested peacefully, he said. “He said: ‘How about we call the wife. How about we call her?’” said former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was at the meeting. “And Ivanka and Eric would have been there.”

… When the president’s national security team met on Friday night to decide what to include in his speech during a July 8-9 summit here and what to omit, the president’s only words of comfort were with the three men he’d known personally. Two days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump’s anger ignited a public war of words and a tense moment with the wife of a fallen soldier, as his staff tried to figure out what to say about the unrest. Here’s what the President said and what his aides chose to mention in his remarks to the nation Sunday about the violence from neo-Nazis and white supremacists and the “alt-left.”

“… My initial response was to pray for those who had been injured, for those who were hurt. And then, once I recognized the broad coalition that was there, I specifically condemned the evil, bigotry and violence of those that perpetrated it and expressed my sympathies to those families.”

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

His advisers said the most straightforward language is, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.

“And for us in the executive office, we didn’t want to come to him with a message of ‘We must denounce violence.’”

The quarantine at the capital’s airport did seem designed to punish the Taiwanese who had come to Taiwan to seek help, perhaps if, as appears likely, they might have received it. But if the quarantine is merely an attempt to pressure this, it demonstrates that the central government may be unable to cope with a growing epidemic, the most serious to hit Taiwan since the 1995 Criollo pandemic in Mexico, which killed 3650 people and displaced almost 2 million: a country one-seventh the size of Taiwan.

The government’s refusal to accept any risk of contagion from Taiwans mainland population can be read as a rebuke to Taipeis role in the spread of the disease, and to the attitude of its leaders who have acted to reduce Taiwans already low birth rate, which could exacerbate the burden on the countys health system. The government may well have considered this possibility when it closed all hospitals and colleges in Taipei and some in Hsinchu last weekend for 21 days, leaving only five in Taipei that are open to doctors and nurses. But Taiwan is already highly dependent on mainland doctors, which means that even if it did accept contagion, it would likely be too few. A recent study estimated that there are 50,000 more doctors and nurses in China than there is in Taiwan.

While the government does not seem to have tried too hard to slow down the spread of the disease, it is being forced to act. The Taiwan News Agency reported that a person with Dengue Fever has taken sick with the disease in Hualien County, on the southwestern coast, at the weekend. That suggests that some local officials appear to be in the process of mobilizing public health forces against local transmission. A local health office announced on Monday that Hualien County might also have to evacuate patients with Dengue Fever.

The Taiwanese seem to have the best, most confident understanding of the disease that all industrialized countries do have. They know that it has only been reported in a few counties in mainland China, and that they are much lower on the health scale. All they see is that it has spread. For them, the disease has become an unavoidable fact of life. The more they see it, the more they think, what comes next, how long it will take.

This is very low volume for this type of business.

The actual level of transactions is expected to be much lower as the number of users will increase rapidly this year. The number of new deposits is expected to increase to 1.9 billion by the end of 2017.

In the 3 months after the July launch of the new Bitcoin payment network, there were more than 35 billion Bitcoin transactions, taking in $6.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

That’s less than one percent of the total world economy at the time.

As the price of Bitcoin has fallen, and their share of the total economy has risen, so has the demand from individuals and businesses seeking to transact in Bitcoin.

This trend continues to drive growth in global Bitcoin transaction volume, which has seen the most volume since March, 2013.

The same year also saw record transaction volume in Thailand and the Philippines, which also represent two thirds of the global volume.

According to a recent estimate, the number of Bitcoin transactions in China will reach 300 million in 2016. These numbers are likely to rise further after Bitcoin was made illegal in the country. China is also home to the largest Bitcoin exchange market, btc-e, which reported over $4 billion worth of transaction activity in 2015.

Iranian student Mahdi Ghassemi left for his homeland last month intending to make a new life for himself. The reason the FBI targeted him was because he was in the public domain and could face punishment for what he said was his efforts to help a persecuted schoolmates. Ghassemi was at the U.S. to join his family, and is from the southwestern Iran. The university’s administration said that because of the incident, the Iranian student would no longer be eligible for his international student visa. The administration also reported that the incident was being investigated by the FBI.

Rashid Hashemi-Mousavi was one of the four Iranians detained at Detroit, and now is in Iran. CNN was told by his attorney that he and a few other students were taken from a bus that was carrying them at about 3:15 p.m. when what appeared to be “security forces” surrounded them.Hashemi-Mousavi’s lawyertold me that it was at that moment that the students asked for medical treatment.

A student was shot and arrested.

CBP says the agency “is still trying to confirm the number” of suspects.

Update: As of now, the four Iranians are still being held and a press conference is planned for Tuesday afternoon. I’ve got a message from the students’ lawyer, who tells me that the four – which was confirmed earlier – will be seeking new conditions for release. In early February they planned to appear in front of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.This is because their Iranian passports were confiscated prior to their return to America where the college student says his schoolmates were,

“ tortured for two weeks before they could go home. We will be challenging the government’s claim that their original asylum request was not timely made.” A hearing before a single judge in U.S. District Court is set next Tuesday to look into the case.

The news of the incident sent shockwaves through the US community. This was a student that was seeking a “safe haven” in the US for himself and his family who was denied the right to return to his homeland where it is feared he or they will be arrested and sent to prison. The four will be appealing the order to not return to Iran. I’ll be at the press conference on Tuesday and will be following the latest developments.

After one of them came back negative just three days before the World Cup, and the other two tested positive just in three days in a single isolate of the group, one of the two samples was in fact contaminated with Ebola and not of any pathogen that is known to cause the disease.

Dr. Mandy Miller, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, said Thursday that it was too early to tell how the virus was transmitted in the team who was quarantined in the isolated medical facility. Though the health secretary, Tom Price, and two members of the team, all from West Africa, made it out of the facility safely, she acknowledged that the other members, who include two Liberian doctors and nurses, weren’t yet out of danger.

Cindy Lewis from the West Point faculty of public health and a former military surgeon who is studying Ebola, said that when a Ebola treatment center had more than 50 people, “It was almost almost like a movie theater with all this people in this confined space. It just isn’t conducive to a healthy person.” Lewis, who has lived in Liberia since 1980, said it was frightening to see how Ebola spreads: “What are the odds?”

In an unprecedented move, the CDC issued a travel warning to citizens not to travel to or through the affected countries unless they had immunity. Those who have already travelled to the same two countries are also being watched for symptoms, and those who are on home soil are under surveillance.

With the CDC warning, Lewis said, “There’s a real chance that some people are going to say they didn’t put themselves in that situation, or they didn’t have a choice…. You end up with all this fear.”

In the United States, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration issued a call for research and development of a broad spectrum of antibiotics, vaccines and drugs to treat the disease. The agency also announced it was taking over as the lead US agency for manufacturing and distributing vaccine, and the development and deployment of a $6 billion effort.

While the CDC is on the forefront of working on fighting the disease, there are plenty of other parts of government and business working on research and treatments for it. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, with one million dollars in grant money, has launched a $400 million “Ebola Vaccine Initiative”. Another big US grant, $100 million, to fight a new vaccine for the “H1N1” pandemic, was announced. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, with another $500,000 in fund, said it expects to have an influenza vaccine for free-floating in clinical trials within two years.

The NIH has also initiated a research program to build a vaccine-making facility that will produce, test and distribute its vaccine. Several private partners including Amgen, Wyeth and Merck are already helping build the project. The goal is for an immune system-based vaccine to be created to treat the epidemic.

While several major research institutions are working on vaccines, it is unclear how this will all play out. Not only is there a serious lack of funds and equipment to do research on a broad spectrum of infectious diseases, but since the virus causes such severe illness, the effects of the vaccine may take years and have a massive impact on public health. There simply aren’t the resources to go on with a study of a disease for years, and it’s possible scientists will miss the boat, and there will be many negative consequences.

Siegelspokeoffering a new explanation as to how the virus spread so quickly from China to several other countries. Dr. Siegel went out of his way to emphasize that heis not aexpert in the field of respiratory medicine–he’sadoctorsatCleveland Clinicandhe’sas a medical student in the past. For Siegel,the primary cause is a viralinfection that appears to be directly related to somebacteria. Dr. Siegel explains as to why many of the people infectedin the US are not infected by the virus commonly found in the nose. While Dr. Siegel believes thatthis virus can easily slip through the membrane to other parts of the body andmaybe transmitted through coughing, sneezing, etc. – it’s a disease that’s not very widespread as of yet. Siegel says the virus,or at least a part of it, seems to originate in Wuhan, and traveled to three other counties in China between 2008 and 2011. When asked to speculate on who may carry the virus, Dr. Siegel said: “We have somereason to believe the virus that appears to originate in China is spreading in other countries as well.” Dr. Siegel explained that Chinese scientistshave discovered a number of new virus strains in thepast few years, andthat they’re all associated withobesity. Dr. Siegel also added that Chinese scientists found a new form ofthe virus in people infected twice andfurther infected them as time went on. Since the scientists discovered the new virus back in 2011, theChina Ministry of Health has been monitoring the incidence rateof this epidemic. Dr. Siegel explained that the virus that appeared to originate in China is known tobedifferent to many other viralallergies, and has aspecificmolecular structure that requiresa differentinteractionwith the respiratorychemicalsin thehuman body. That’s why Chinese workers infected with the virus weretreated using a different type oftherapy as soon as they emerged from the virus. Dr. Siegel believes that some of these workers became infected withinfection early on after theyreferred to their patients as sick and were offered some medications to make them feel better. Dr. Siegel wasalso asked byTucker Carlson to explain theinfection process for the five people who hadbeen admitted to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center that havebeen identified in theUnited States as being infected with the coronavirus. Dr. Siegel explains how they were exposed to theinfection on the Shanghai train: “They are doingtest tube experimentation, so they did this inChina. They did this in Shanghai to see if there was a treatment that worked, and afterthey found that thiswas effective, theyused this to test how long they could delay the exposure and treatthem. You have two patients who were treated after the twowere exposed–one of the ones was treated within this time frame so the timing of the treatment andthe exposure is different. The other patient was treated fortwo weeks before he got a treatment.

“These two patients had come in on the Shanghai train.”

Siegel was asked how much of a problem it really is that 5 people fromtheUnited States were infected –and thusmayalso beinfected withmultiple airborne viruses and diseases. While Dr. Siegel suggested there isquite a problem with the numbers of people beinginfectedwith airborne strains of the coronavirus, he added that infectionor exposurewith a virus that has evolved in a different way is not common. Dr. Siegel described it as “quite aproblem”.

Tucker Carlson asked Dr. Siegel to explain thetoxins of the virus. Siegel said the virus “is known to cause liver failure in mice, as well as other toxicities, including liver disease. “I don’t have the numbers to support that,” says Dr. Siegel, “but that’s what the results look like.” So how did things get so bad in China? Dr. Siegel explains, “China has been producing more than 15,000 tons ofcoconut oil since the 1960s…they’vebeen churning out more than3 million tons of it in a given year”, and now they’retrying to make somethingthat’s in the same ballpark of our butter. Dr.Siegel went on to emphasize that this virus developed “almost instantaneously” in China, and itarose withinjust two days of theSichuanoil/coconut oil pipeline starting up

As of today, a total of five people have been infected, one of whom was a child just a few days old. But, it’s the lack of information that has concerned scientists. “We know now that this virus hasn’t been found on all the major U.S. airports and we don’t yet know what the new strain might look like. It’s the same old story,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said today on NBC’s Today. “At the same time, we don’t know what the risk is, and it could be an entire family member or not. The possibility of disease across the country, it really is out of the question.”

While doctors warn about the possibility of new cases in this month’s flu season, there’s still concern over a number of other more prevalent illnesses. Health officials from nine states are being asked to provide information about the availability of flu shots over the next three weeks. That’s part of the “National Flu Season” a week-long program known as the National Flu Hotline from 1-800-321-INFO. There is an ongoing shortage of flu medications for people, as well as people with infectious diseases not yet officially identified. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also taking steps towards re-evaluating what it means to be “at risk” of one of these illnesses and is looking to make recommendations for treatment.

“In addition to focusing on ensuring people who are most infectious and most at risk have access to the vaccine, we are also working towards establishing a nationwide surveillance model to understand and report the spread, incidence and timing of these illnesses across the country,” said CDC assistant director Christopher Chapman. “The CDC was very fortunate that there were no flu deaths in any of the people we’ve identified as having a high risk for influenza. Our flu season in 2012 may be considered our most successful ever, but we have to be prepared for the unexpected.” The CDC is conducting a health emergency planning session in an effort to understand the flu infection season and to establish resources in the event of a large-scale outbreak. “The flu outbreak is still a small outbreak so we aren’t making any decisions based on that,” Chapman added. The CDC’s latest influenza outbreak statistics are available at this page and are broken down to specific states. When news about a “major U.S. outbreak” comes along, the CDC issues an alert. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), one of the agencies responsible for making recommendations related to the overall health and safety of the American people. The department provides scientific and technical assistance in the areas of public health; and prevention, health promotion, and research into the prevention of diseases against which the United States is responsible for. The Infectious Disease Surveillance Section of the CDC has responsibility for the collection and analysis of national health information systems as well as for other major aspects of the nation’s response to infectious disease. In an effort to keep America informed, all people should call their local CDC office and ask to see an appointment book, if possible. The influenza virus has been linked to severe winter weather patterns , which the Washington Times points out is a pretty good time to get a flu shot. The CDC has been tracking the virus spread across the U.S. and is encouraging people to get vaccinated on time and at the recommended amounts. The CDC also has some of its offices running the annual flu flu vaccination campaign. The CDC is an international medical research agency set to receive a $2.9 billion budget to be spent on promoting and researching the prevention and treatment of illnesses. The agency has been working hard on getting a flu vaccine to all Americans, and a number of countries around the world are making important new efforts in the treatment of the epidemic. In another big news, the CDC is setting up an office in New York to track and analyze seasonal flu activity, according to The Hill ,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will establish a special disease center in New York City that will focus on influenza research, surveillance, and epidemiology, two years after President Obama signed a bill to establish the center. The office will have roughly 100 employees to collect, analyze and provide information on influenza to help address both the flu problem and its impact on the nation. New York City is in the south of the country and the city will be situated right in the way of West Coast winter seasons that are dominated by the flu. It’s the first large city to launch the center, but according to one CDC official, it’s not the first time a large city has looked into creating a regional hub to monitor trends in influenza. While The Hill writes that this won’t be an international office, the CDC says it plans to share data and expertise with the new center. The CDC was founded by Henry Rollins to help people combat the diseases spread by pharmaceutical companies in this case, the tobacco industry. Rollins would likely be amused by a call to see if the CDC

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