DONEGAL BOY (10) GETS €5,000 FOR CUT KNEE

first_imgA TEN-year-old boy has been awarded more than €5,000 in court today – for cutting his knee.The settlement relates to an incident at Ostan Gweedore Hotel three years ago.Barrister Patricia McLaughlin told Donegal Circuit Civil Court, sitting in Letterkenny today, that the child had arrived at the hotel on July 12, 2009 with his mother and sister. Whilst the child’s mother was locking the car, her son fell on grass in the grounds of the hotel and cut his knee.Judge Petria McDonnell was told that the hotel management were not told of the incident at the time.“The first they knew of it was a letter which arrived a year later,” said Ms McLaughlin.The hotel, she said, was not accepting liability but was prepared to settle the claim.It was still not clear, said the barrister, how the cut came about but the boy had to receive eight stitches for a wound to his knee.“There are no long term effects and the boy in fact wears the scar as a badge of honour I’m told,” said Ms McLaughlin.She said the hotel had made a low all-in offer to the boy which totalled €6,000 to cover costs and the injury and the boy would receive €5,059.90 as part of the settlement.DONEGAL BOY (10) GETS €5,000 FOR CUT KNEE was last modified: October 15th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boycut kneeDonegal circuit civil courtostan Gweedorelast_img read more

Sharks waive forward as Patrick Marleau gets set to return

first_imgCHICAGO — The Sharks have placed forward Jonny Brodzinski on waivers — clearing a roster spot for Patrick Marleau, who is expected to officially join the team Wednesday.Brodzinski, who signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sharks this summer, played in two of four games this season and did not have a point. Brodzinski dressed for Tuesday’s game in Nashville against the Predators and had one shot on goal in nine minutes of ice time in a 5-2 Sharks loss.Per CapFriendly, Brodzinski’s NHL …last_img read more

The 4 Best Lenses for Shooting Wedding Videos

first_img85mmImage via The Digital PictureThe 85mm is great at capturing wedding footage in a journalistic style. The 85mm is one of the most popular lenses used for portraits. One of the best reasons to use the lens is the great low-light capabilities. It’s much easier to work at a distance and still get a nice clean image during dark wedding receptions.It’s fantastic during dances, and is the opposite of the 35mm. Instead of seeing the couple and the guests in the shot, the 85mm will blur out the background and give you a really nice image of just the couple. The bokeh it produces during the wedding reception is excellent. One of the downsides is the weight. You will get tired of carrying this thing around.Check out this breakdown from Adorama comparing 22 different 85mm lenses.70-200mmImage via The Digital PictureI feel like every wedding videographer will tell you that this is THE lens to have, but it’s really only good for ceremony. Your money will be better spent getting a nice 50mm. That said, if you shoot a lot of big weddings, the 70-200 is still essential. You’ll want to make sure you have a lens with image stabilization.This lens will help you hide in the back and go unnoticed by guests. You can easily capture some nice close-up shots as well as quickly zooming out to capture the whole bridal party.Check out this comparison between the Tamron 70-200, Sigma 70-200, and Canon 70-200mm lenses from Tony Northrup. 50mmImage via The Digital PictureThe 50mm lens is the go-to lens for photographers and videographers alike. This lens is incredibly versatile. To get the best composition and framing, all you have to do is take a few steps forward or backwards. The 50mm is great for capturing all those candid moments of the bridal party goofing off and laughing. It’s not as wide as the 35mm, which can be beneficial if you are working in tight spaces — like small hotel rooms.At the wedding venue, the 50mm can capture great details like table tops, the cake, toasts, seating cards, and everything in between. Where the 35mm was great at capturing the couple and everyone celebrating behind them, the 50mm will allow you to draw more focus on the couple.This video from Digital Rev aims to narrow down the best 50mm by showing off several brands of glass. Bonus – Specialty LensesThe following lenses aren’t the best for every wedding or videographer. However, they are great for very specific reasons.14mmIf you’ll be flying your camera on a Steadicam or Glidecam, the 14mm is a great lens simply because you won’t have to keep adjusting the focus. Most 14mm lenses have a hyperfocal distance of three feet, so you can get pretty close or be back a bit and not have to focus.100mmIf you are planning to get footage of the wedding rings or some dress details, a 100mm macro is the way to go. You’ll capture some great little details, but that’s pretty much the only thing you can use this lens for. It will sit in your camera bag the rest of the day.What are your go-to lenses for shooting weddings? Share your kit in the comments below!center_img Shooting a wedding, but not sure what camera gear you need? Take a look at four of the best lens options for capturing the whole wedding day.Top image via ShutterstockWhen shooting a wedding, you will want a few different lenses to work with. In fact, if you’re carrying your lenses with you, it may be best to swap lenses during the day. Lenses that work great for ceremonies may not work at all during the reception.During the wedding day, you will want to get plenty of intricate details. This includes big things like exteriors of the hotel, church, or venue, down to little things like rings and cufflinks. Now, there isn’t one magic lens that will capture all of these things equally, so here are the four lenses you’ll need to capture the whole wedding day.35mmImage via The Digital PictureThe 35mm is a wide-angle lens that’s perfect for shooting the entire wedding day. Its compact size also helps everyone on camera act like themselves. They tend not to be very intimidated by this lens. Before the ceremony, you can use this lens to capture the entire room while the bridal party is getting ready. It’s great for capturing a lot of action happening at once.During the ceremony, this lens is great at setting a feel for the vows. It really helps set the scene, allowing you to focus on the storytelling. At the reception, this lens is wonderful for capturing the bridal party entrances. Not only do you see each couple walking in, you get some great footage of everyone in the background cheering them on. The same goes for the first dance and parent dances. Having the crowd smiling and crying in the background can really take the footage to another level.Here’s a comparison between the Canon 35mm, Zeiss 35mm, Cooke 40mm, and the new XEEN 35mm from cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC.last_img read more