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"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"With the different adjustments and combine them, you can have a lot of layers there. And the only limitation is your memory. But if you have enough memory, you can have a hundred layers and do composite work in luminar. So it's designed to help express your creativity in easy way within new technologies that was just invented in the last decade. That's crazy. Crazy stuff you guys are cooking up over there. It's a really cool. Congratulations on thank you continuing to press forward on all this stuff. I know I'm sure it's been difficult, you know, considering what's going on with the global pandemic and all that stuff. But you guys continue to press forward and make releases and innovate and all that. So that in and of itself is amazing. And then putting out great software on top of that. So congratulations on all that. I can't wait to get my hands on it. And start diving into it. I do have to give you my feature request though. You ready for it? Yeah. Okay. Thank you. It should be really easy for you to implement this. Video. Everything that you just showed diva, I want that applied to video as well. Everything, you know, relighting all that stuff. I know, processor, all that, but hey, I'm a consumer. I can ask. I want all that stuff. I want luminar neo video or motion or something like that. Is that possible, do you think? And yeah, sure. The biggest issue is just, you know, you may need more computer power. Or maybe we have to do some cloud infrastructure, but I'd like to tell you that we look in this way very seriously. Several years. Nice. Very good. Very good. All right. You heard it here first. I asked for it, and it may be coming in the future. We'll leave it right there, edema. Thank you for coming on. I appreciate your time today. I know things are busy. You're in a launch month on top of that and you had the time to sit down and chat with me. That stuff. I appreciate it. And we'll leave it right there. Any final thoughts before we end the interview? Thank you. Thank you for letting me speak on your podcast and really proud to talk with you. And I will be glad to be invited more and more. And guys, thank you for. Using our product because what we do when I know make your life better, we always like to invent some cool stuff with all these trying to play with the new technologies and really glad when you appreciate what we are doing. And in the end of the day, it's I think it's a win win situation when we can enjoy our products and we can actually see how you achieved your results and I really can't wait to see what you can do with our new product. Thank you so much. You're welcome. All right edema, thank you. We'll see you next time. This is twin. This episode was sponsored by MPB, the world's largest online platform for used photo and video kit. Visit MPB dot com..
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"And then I like this person here. It makes this image more about not the flat image, but the story. And so with the right suggestions and we will edit, I get this results like roughly in no time. And I can do much more things here, but I like as it is. Maybe a little bit in the app here to play it a little bit and then I think I can go ahead and print it. It's like making image editing fun. With no limitations. That was my main question or one of my main questions was all this stuff that you're doing with the re lighting and depth map and that's a lot, a lot of math going on in the background. I was concerned about processor speed. So I was thinking, yeah, demon is going to be on an M1 with 900 gigs of ram in it and latest graphics co processors and all that. But you're saying minimum system requirements for this application are relatively modest and you don't need all that. Even with all the stuff that you've been showing, you know, the problem is like next we really run all the AI stuff on your local mission. And some of the AI technologies may work a little bit more slow on more computers or work with a little bit lower quality, but it means that you completely free to use it multiple times. You don't pay much, for example, and it's completely secure. And the performance itself is not the biggest issue even for a low quality computers. The biggest issue is the performance degradation that we get with all the version, like when you start with the image and by multiple tools on the same image, overall performance will get lower and lower. Most of the tools work very fast. Some of it tools may require some time to work on some computers, but it's just one step process like just trying it, then you think about something that you like, stars more or like your wife, for example. And then we get result and then you can continue and every single box very fast. That's uniqueness of all new engine. So it's always, you know, with the new technologies, the better committee we had always everything will be faster. But we making everything pretty usable even with the medium computer. Love it. Love it. So what's next? What's next for the software? So obviously I know you can't talk about unreleased features and all that. But general direction wise, considering where the world is going with AI or not AI, but VR and AR and the metaverse and all these NFT, all these different things that are kind of in the public mindset right now, is sky looking at that and making moves to kind of intercept that or is it more noise in skylab is going to remain focused on just the things that you've shown today. Being the best at image editing and depth and relighting and all that stuff. You know, what we like to do at style elements to impress people from time to time. And I can tell all the things that we work on technologies that was just never before in areas of image editing and not only image editing. And with a luminar neo story simple, it's for major flagship product which we will improve in the next year and we'll continue this product as a basement for new technologies that we will bring this year. Because this engine are so flexible so we can scale it and bring this ideas that we was not possible to bring to life with all engine. And we look around and not a new possibility which are here. We not blind, but core values are innovations. And we don't just don't want to do that everybody does because it's growing. We want to do only things that are unique and can actually advance or possibilities of overall industry. When you got this ideas, then we will go there. And we work on some unique research in areas which are like, I can tell you about, but I hope and I should make people excited. Love it. I love it. So much to talk about. So when will the software be available for people to purchase? As we record this, like I said, we're in the early February. You said that at the beginning of the interview. Is it ready now? Is it going to be ready next month and when can we get our hands on it? You know, we still working on it and it's a publicly available demo version at the moment. So people can try it. But the official release will be in the Met February. And it will get new features that current version that I showed you doesn't have, for example, are presets or and layers layers is a really big thing. So you can even do much more than I did before with this product or with luminary I for example, which doesn't have any layers. And the overall design of layers are made to make you possible to a complex compose it in image editing process much more simple. So you can apply multiple layers by all the tools.
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Hello, brother. Yeah, that's super easy. You know. So all guys are not taking my photos as a training dataset. Yeah, yeah. Exactly. Yeah, because you and I are easy. So what else? What else? 'cause this is a lot so far in one release. Is there more? Yeah, so in general, like this product are ultimate ultimate creativity mission because you can actually do a lot of things very easy and apply multi to instances of the same tool multiple time, which was not possible before. So, for example, here I can go quickly to enhance the eye and the black center. Then I can apply then I can go again and apply second instance of the accent AI and all of its edits are located here. So actually, you can I can go back in the order of which I applied. These tools and change and so it's non destructive, but you can do a lot of legal things here. I can apply, for example. And then I could do, for example, details, then I may think, okay, maybe I want to do more crazy stuff and apply maybe like we need again to make it even stronger. So the creativity is the limit. And the biggest thing here, we design it to work with the same performance all the time. So like all previous products are getting slower and slower when you use it more and more on the same image because we get different workflow when we had to hold the memory all the adjustments that you did with the on this particular image. But within our new, it's completely different. So you actually can very easily. Apply multiple instances of the same tool or a image for hours, the performance will stay the same. So the issue of performance degradation was one of the key results that we want to I wanted to achieve with our new engine. And we got it. And I really proud. So you can spend hours on this image and apply all the tools that you love, do greater stuff, do craziest stuff possible and works perfectly without any performance loss. Is there a minimum system requirement for that? In other words, do I need to be on an M1 Mac in order for that to work? Or can I be on a less beefy computer? No. Actually, there is some minimal system requirements, but it doesn't have to use M1, actual or goal is to make it fast enough to work with just medium computer that most of our customers had. So it's something that can actually improve workflow of any ordinary persons, not only the people who actually have the top computers, because the most photographers are using just video specification computers to do there. Love it. Love it. All right, yeah, let's continue because at the end, I'm going to ask you what's next. I have some I have some feature requests for you as well. So brace for that. Oh, cool. You know, I love your crest because they help us to think about how we can invent new technologies because now in all or approach our little bit different from some other companies, like when people asking us to do some particular thing with thinking about, okay, that's the technology that was actually invented before and most people asking for the same thing that they saw in other products. But all goal is to reinvent. So we analyze feedback and think, okay, can we do something unique here? Can we actually improve the overall workflow? For example, the sky replacement when we get feedback from our customers like luminar should have smart brush and we ask next question like, okay, why do we need like a smart brush and they said, wow, in most cases, people answered to sky replacement to sky adjustments. So we invented two new technologies like sky and hands and sky replacement so they don't need to use the brush at all. We get the knowledges that directly solve their problems. So it's overall approach how we work with the customer feedback so always trying to dig deeper. And yeah, it requires much more time to invent this technologist and bring them to life. But you know, life is too short to do boring stuff or just the copy of competitors with trying to introduce something unique that was never before here. In this world. And we proud of it. I love it. All right, well, take us home on this last shot. What can you do to this one? I love the things here. For example, let me say first, I can just run slider and hands over a light. And then sky and hands are, for example, I can enhance the sky automatically without any smart brushes here. Or, for example, I can enhance the landscape. For example, I can do add a little bit golden hour here. And maybe in hands fully a little bit. Now I get from this result pretty quick. Then I may think, okay, maybe I want to add some kind of mood here. It's already pretty good. Maybe I'll use something called an maybe maybe, maybe some Barbara. No, I don't like it. Maybe Los Angeles. My favorite look. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I like the starting and we get from this to this, but I forgot the most important part here is to crop it and with the crop yield and I can try. I suggestions for chrome. Oh, wow, okay. They try and the AI thinks that this part are boring. And this so we have to be more focused on particularly dismount time. Can apply and get this one. I think it's pretty good. But I want to adjust a little bit. I don't like this tree. So I removed it..
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"If you're too lazy to clean your sensor or you have been out in the jungle and you change lenses in a sand storm, the trip is not over, right? You can rely on neo to fix those dust spots in post. That's true. It's a big problem for any person who could travel. When travel, I travel a lot and take a lot of photos and I always get that spot. Even if I try to change my lenses in very clean rooms, still get some dust spots. So, you know, right now it's much more easier to deal with it. This is great. This is great. Is this new? This dust spot removal technology is not in any previous versions of luminar, correct? Yes. I show you the new unique technologies, which will be released as the beginning. But it's enough whole story actually. We will release another part of new technologies a little bit later on. So in the end of Mars or in the middle of the Mars. So working on a new technology called AI masking, which make you possible to select some objects on the image automatically without using brush like Skype for adjustment or like animals or cars or grass, for example, or like man-made roads. So there will be a set of different types of objects which can be automatically selected and then you can apply it for this particular object, which this technology completely simplified the way how you edit. Image. So it will be adjustment applied to a particular object, not to the whole image, and then you can use smart brush norm. Right now, which I think about the object and then you can apply it to it. And that's future. That's coming in the future. Not for the initial release of Nia. Yes, correct. Excellent. And another homology is called portrait grand removal. So and replacement, because. At the release time, we will get the layers. So you'll be able to apply any adjustments to any layer, and then you can automatically remove the ground from portrait. So you can actually replace the ground or just cut the ground from portrait and then use the image somewhere else. And it will be fully automatically with the eye. And our goal is to make it top notch. I mean, the best in the world at the moment. And we work in a very hard to make it on a high level. And you know, the biggest issue for portrait ground removal or replacement is hair. And actually our idea is to please girls and humans because they have the biggest hair. My case is very simple. But persons with much more hair, you get a lot of troubles like the fixes in the other software. So we want to make it as much as smart. So you can just do it in one week and then get desired results. I don't know what you're talking about. I've never had any problems with..
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Take a look at this. It's very complex situation. It's not editable at all in most cases because you have to spend so much time. And it was just one click of the button. It just have, you know. That's it. It's very quick. And we went from this to this you took them back a hundred years. They went back 100 years. Before, yeah, yeah, yeah, but it was beautiful. You know, maybe next time you should be able to remove all that ugly advertisement. And then the most beautiful image. So that's the problem. And it's unique technology, no other company is as far as I know, got this technology which can work fully automatically. Or in this case, let's by the way, it's very funny case. We see this power lines with light. Or technology are very smart. And when you remove the power lines, it doesn't take in light sources. You can actually decide what you want to do with this light source. Maybe you won't just keep it like this. You for flying over there. Some kind of alien just letting them go that building. But then you can actually then you can easily erase it with all classical rice too. So you can refine actual and get this result from that. And even, you know, you see this tiny power line over there. It was removed. And take a look at the building. Oh, reliance from the building as well. Wow. Wow. Yeah. And all these changes are these all non destructive. Can I go back and later edit these? Yeah, you can go to edit spanner and then, for example, just reset and get your beautiful power lines if you wish to keep them. Love it. Hello. Awesome. Okay, what else? This is great. Okay, next technology. It's pretty obvious. The next thing that actually people hate to do is to remove all this dust spots. You know, sometimes you get beautiful view and then you actually use your camera, for example, long exposure with a higher F stops. And you get this and like you said, oh my gosh, you can print this image because on the print they will look much more much more visible. And that's the problem for you. And yes, you can spend hours, but I know the big fine to remove all this dust spots, because I love to work on some more creative stuff. So in a race next to power lines, we have the whole germ dust spots. And it was just one click of the button. Or is analyzing all the image? And then it can actually remove all of them. Take a look at this. It's particularly an actually, you can use it for next steps of your editing workflow. Because it's just crazy how much time you'll spend to just make it editable image without this technology. No, for sure. Yeah, that's taking all those spots out. It's like, what? Maybe an hour, you know? Or a half an hour depending on how many. That many? Yeah. And then on all the images that you shot, right? So not just this one. Can you batch that? So if I went out and I took 30 images and they all have dust butts on them, can I just say remove despots from all these images? Yeah, that would be image synchronizing technology like so you can apply use the edits from one image and then synchronize this edits with other images. We don't have any special vice processing tool work more like them solutions so you can just edit on image and then synchronize the same thing with other images. Or for example, I can show you another example here. There's this very different kind of dashboards. It's really severe case. And with just one click of the button, it's not enough to get and remove all of them. And then you can easily, for example, remove all this small thing here. And it's particular cubic. So you get the show that you want to get. And for most people, I think from now, that's what's not really big problem. Or, for example, like this one, can you see in that spot? No. I see very sometimes. Yeah. And sometimes, you see, and the cool thing about our technology, it can even spot that spot that you can't even see. And the problem is you can start edit photo and on later stages when you bring more structure or sharpness to your image, then you can see them, and then you have to deal with them, but maybe it's too late, or even you may edit and never notice them, but when you order print and get your print back home, you get just an image printed with the dust spots. So take a look at this. We just go here and pray. Remove that spot. And that's it. You see over here. That's before, and that's after. We removed even tiniest spots here. I want to highlight you here. Maybe it's all the video compression here. But the cool thing here or AI technology analyze the image on pixel level and can spot and remove that spots, which are just not visible by default by human eye. And most modern here, it's smart enough to differentiate eagles from dashboards or airplanes from dust spots because eagles, airplanes, birds, are good things on your image, and thus spots are not so good. Now for sure. Wow. So you could just make this part of your workflow as you bring images in..
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Because it works with raw files, it means that you can achieve full quality. That was my next question. Are we working from raw files here? And how does that how does that work? Are you converting raw files to a DNG format and then working from that? Or are you supporting basically most or all shipping mirrorless cameras that are generating raw raw data? We have own real conversion engine, and we open directly most of the supported cameras. And we continuously update our software to support the latest cameras. Sometimes more fast sometimes, not that fast as we wish, but we can work directly with raw files from your camera. For example, we support Fuji Sony Nikon canon. So all the major players are supported well and you can do whole image editing process just in our software. Love it. Love it. Okay. Let's dive back in. What else? What else is in neo? There is a steel, some cool things here. So let's continue. Another thing that we have here is to call power lines removal. And you know that's something that actually a lot of people want to do, but never do because they just get bored. In most cases, power lines is not something that you make your image more beautiful. In most cases, it makes all nature worse, like they just ugly. And when you walk inside the beautiful city, you see the beautiful buildings, and your brain never gets attention to that power lines. When you take a photo, you see beautiful image of this particular building or, for example, this girl on the bicycle. But when you came home, you see like, oh my gosh, it's not the good image because so much power lines, which are actually distracting like the view. And inside race two, where two new possibilities first remove power lines. And just press one button and wait. And that's it. So we get just one quick this result fully automatically. So it's completely different image so you can and it's work with raw files. So actually it's high quality and because luminar is designed to bring out of creative possibilities, you can actually apply and stack any tools in any order even multiple times and then I can from these two go, for example, the sky and they say, okay, I want some magic here. Maybe staring at and then boom and then. We have to wait a little bit and then that's it. So then you can do all the masker fight on a cellular lighting and then rely strange and turn it into the night, a little bit. So there is a lot of creative possibilities here. So you can actually play around and get image that you dreamed about. That was before and after. Are you are you seeing the, because when I look at this, especially the power line feature, the power line removal feature, you were saying, one situation might be someone went out and took a bunch of pictures and they have the perfect picture, but it has power lines in it. So they run that on and the instantly, they run that filter or that setting on it and instantly they're gone. I tend to look at it maybe from a different perspective of now that you have this software and know what your powers are. Certain opportunities are present themselves where you wouldn't have taken a photo, a photographer wouldn't have taken that photo, like on that scene, I wouldn't have taken that bike photo because I would have said, oh, wow. It's going to take me forever to take these power lines out of here. So I'm just going to skip the shot. Now I can make the decision to grab the shot. And make it amazing later. So kind of factoring in your superpowers into your photography, knowing what powers you have in post production now. I think is kind of the, you know, I mean, we've been doing that forever, but now it's really easy to say, okay, I can pre visualize that shot. And I know that I'm going to change the sky and get rid of the power lines and relight it and do all these other things versus I'm going to just get the raw data now and try to fix it later. Is that kind of what you guys are thinking? Yeah, I think the mission of the stool very simple to bring new life for your photos that was not added because you hate to remove our lines. I know a lot of images that you took before will shine and you'll enjoy them. And it may be of all future photos. Then you can actually present the beauty of the world how it should be. I brought so new image here like even in various so tiny like polar lines. They just overall view from the main subject. It's very simple. It's not enough to get just what you want. Very simple. And you know, and it should be maybe in future, like essential process. Even like if I get this complex shot taking somewhere, maybe in Europe,.
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"You can move it and actually rewrite the scene as you wish. Oh my goodness. Work. In 3D space. So in just one, two, you can just get from this to this. And this tool can actually completely change the way how you edit photos. Or, for example, let me get another photo. This one is very simple photo, like, okay, that everybody can take it. And then I can call it not so professional photo because there is no artificial light, it's all natural light, and it's not perfect. It's early morning, and you have to do a lot of research work here to get this image to a high quality level. But with all result tool, we completely change the way how you edit photos. So let me add new virtual light source here. So I have a new light source and see how it brightened up the foreground. And I can play around with the depths. Like this. And I get before and after, it's pretty accurate to work with the people and understand, actually, which are objects are closer to the camera and which objects are more far. But more than this, we have another unique possibilities here. We can actually change the worms for a foreground and background. And let me increase forms that will be because independently, you can change you can change the temperature or the color temperature of the foreground and the background independently. Yeah, absolutely. And then I can independently change the brightness. For background, I can make it a little bit darker. And what I want we got here, that's before, and it's after. That's actually what you can do. You don't have to do all this manual mask and select all the people and use layers, for example, or complex like Prussian hearings. It's really automatic. So is the mask. So when you're making changes to the background, is there a mask behind the scenes on the foreground elements and accurate masks so that you're not going to see any sort of bleed over, or is it targeting color values? In this scene, the blue of the skies and the water back there. Is it targeting those values? Or is it actual depth? It's depth map, actually. It's more complex just simple mask. We actually take an account bokeh. We take an account, actually hold super spec. So we can add light source absolutely natural because our idea was to introduce new tool which can actually replace all your flashlight or artificial light sources that you have to bring yourselves to get perfect shot like outdoor indoor, for example. Yeah. Yeah. Let me show another example here. For example, this shot is like particular again. Shot taken with nature light, like classical lid and shot. And it's good, but I think it can be better a little bit. Let me increase brightness. It brightens near and take a look. It's smart enough to see that this person's a very close and it didn't see any edges or sharp transition between Brighton area or darkened area because we work in 3D when the standard perspective and applied very smart way. And I can actually, for example, even decrease brightness and get some unique fuel about this floor. That was before, and that's after. So actually, it's in most cases just game changer for wedding photography for people who shot natural light. If you wanted to say, this is a great shot as is. But if you wanted to say, yeah, I want the background behind this couple to be cooler. So I want to, I want to remove some warmth from just the background. Are you able to do that? Yeah. Yeah, take a look at this. We make it a little bit cooler. Far, back plan. Wow. Or, for example, like even people who should like landscapes, they can benefit from it, for example, like sometimes shadows and highlights can actually make your photo worse. So because it works in 2D. So when you open up the shadows, like areas are actually will be lightening up. But in most cases it's not what you want to get. So with that we like to, for example, see this perspective in this beautiful street taken in Madrid, that's actually my shot. The way things are not mine. So let me try to increase brightness near, for example. You see, we open up the brightness of the it's like having a huge flashlight. Yeah. And then we can move depths in 3D and you can actually do the balance or for example what you can do with this tool. It's really unique thing. For example, we can have a here negative light. Take a look at this. It looks like. Vignette in 3D. It can add a little bit of magical feelings here, like some mystery. So you can actually adjust elimination over your system in 3D. So it's most cases to change the way how you actually edit photos, because when we use classical, the old tools, the old designed work in 2D and actually when you want to get something more complex, you have to spend a lot of time with masking, edge brushes and gradients to get what you want. But in most cases, people's brain works in 3D and when you see this image, you still think it's not a flat image. It's 3D image. So work and in 3D is natural way have all brain things. I think this is a yeah. I want to understand this a little bit, just because when I look at this, when I look at and here you talk about depth maps and 3D, I instantly think, well, my mirrorless camera doesn't to my knowledge doesn't capture depth information my iPhone does, but my mirrorless camera does not capture depth information. How are you able to pull that data out of the file if it doesn't exist? Excellent with generated. So why it's called AI tool, we use just simple flat image and we construct depths from that flat to the image. That's the most tricky part. So we use a hundreds of thousands images with depth data to train or neural networks to be able to construct depths in different situations and light conditions to get good enough depth map to apply virtual source. And then on top of this, we apply this virtual source, which works perfect perfectly realistic in different light conditions. So you can actually apply this light source in 3D even for your simpler or files..
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"There. Yeah, yeah. I'm sorry. In other words, what's the problem? You know what the problem is? I actually see myself mirrored. Like, you see, I'm like oh yeah, yeah, you are weird. And for me, it's very hard to actually understand in which way to move my hand to be like perfectly alliance. So yeah. Yeah. So, okay. Wait, here we go. I can mirror you. You ready? How about this? Okay, now I mirrored you. Now you're perfect. Well, perfect. Thank you so much. Okay, from the beginning. I expect it to have such a feature here like in my interface. Now I'm okay. Thank you so much. You're welcome. Okay, I'll start. You have the question. So yeah, just start and answer whenever you're ready. And I'll edit it in. Okay. So the question was, you know, Adobe, are you upset that they copy the feature or flattered? Okay, one, two, three, go. So I'm feeling myself okay because I heard like one vice men said one time, all features that you get in your product will fall just in two categories actually. And the features that fail and the features that get copied by your competitors. So any good features will be copied. And I'm okay with this. And I think that's how the business works. And it's a good sign. It means that we actually brought something good for this world. So we're not really focused on the competition because our mission to bring new creative possibilities for people and we just have different droughts or competitors. But you know, any company which are focused only on competitors will never succeed them because they always try to catch competitors. Or idea is to bring and create something new and really focused on the things that was never existed before, never. And my idea is to bring this all ideas to life. My mission to bring all these things to life. Yeah, yeah. I want to talk about that towards the end. What does the future hold for skylum and not only luminar, but what other applications that you guys may be thinking of? We'll talk about that towards the end. I want to talk more about neo, though. So luminar neo is the hot kid. It's not even launched yet. We're recording this. It's the beginning of February. It's February 3rd, 2022. As we record this software is not out yet. First of all, what is the target for this software? Explain your dema is in the software, right? So as you create the software, who do you have in mind as the ultimate customer for it? We're going to get different segments of audience for who actually we make in the software. And the main audience is the people who do creative image processing. So not the guys who just okay with basic little corrections and people who want to get much more out of their phone. Like people who do landscape photography, for example, or professional photography who do some portrait retouching because we get some technologies for portrayed editing, which is our unique portrait bokeh. And then can people these people can combine this knowledge altogether to get results faster or just get something that they will not know how to do in Photoshop. And the third audience is the people who actually want to achieve more, but don't know how to do it in other software, which may be more complex for them or if they don't have any time to learn how to use it. We can call it hobby photographers. So there is these three main segments. And they can fall into smaller niches like maybe. On the travel photographers or, for example, like food photographers. But in general, it's for those people who love and need to eat it their photos to get much more out of the image that they get from camera. Yeah, yeah, without having to build the skill set and do all these other. I guess I remember, I remember back in the day, you may remember this too, demon. Back in the day, there in the age of Photoshop two and three, and that it was hard to even make a drop shadow. You remember, so and there were these recipes online that you could go through in order to make things look like metal or this or whatever, and they called them channel operations and you had to, you had to have a certain level of skill and desire in order to go down that path. And fast forward, if I had a time machine back from then to today, and I looked at software like luminar Neil, I would think it's science fiction, from all the things that you can do in there. I want to talk about what's in this app. And I know we're going to do some screen sharing and do a demo of it. But before we do that, you're most like the feature that you are most proud of that you can't wait for people to get in their hands. What is it in luminar neo? What can't you wait for people to see? You know, the biggest problem here you know, when you have a child, you can say like for what you love it. It's like pick your favorite child. Big favorite like. Knowledge of your child for what you love it. Yeah. I mean, there's not just one thing that I love. I love all of them. They are oriented for different needs for different customer segments. But I can actually show you some of them like maybe first is relax, yeah. You want to just dive in? Let's dive in and show it. Yeah. Okay. All right, I'm going to bring your screen up. And for folks that are listening to this on the podcast, just head over to this weekend photo dot com. Or our YouTube channel, and you'll be able to see this video that edema is showing right now. So that's the real actually, what it does, it works like virtual fleshlight. So we add a new light source to the scene. And we can actually change the light and go back soon because light of the scene because in most cases, to get the perfect light, you have to bring your flashlight or additional light sources. With this technology in the post process, with simple flat to the image taken with your camera, we can actually do magical things, which is just not possible before. For example, I got this image, and it's like typical image taken in a studio. So this construct depths from 2D image and add this virtual light source. Let me show you. Let me increase brightness near. So there is a so I increase brightness. And we have to quite a little bit. And then, yeah, when you're increased brightness near, it is increasing the brightness on objects that it feels are closer to the camera. Yeah, it looks like there's a light there. So there's light in that room. Take a look. It works like with the shade dose. And it works like in 3D, because we're not going to start depth. It's not like a just simple to degrading. It's smart enough and take a look..
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"It's all about the quick result for maybe social posts or social media. And it's called luminar AI. I appreciate so maybe we should call it completely different name. But that was main proposed why we actually made luminary eye to simplify image editing with the new AI technologies. Luminar New York is completely different. It's designed to be able to make creative measures. So this product can work with the new technologies much faster than old luminar four or even women are AI and it allows you to apply multiple instances of the same tool so you can create anything that you like or have any ideas, all of them can be implemented in luminar. So it's designed for people who want to do complex edits, use light as technologies and create something that was not possible just before with all tools. Now, when you think for that, when you most photographers, if not all photographers out there are using Photoshop for a lot of their work for high end retouching and all that. How do you see as an architect for this software? How do you see that playing in or playing with Photoshop? Is it intended to replace Photoshop? You don't need Photoshop anymore for a certain tasks, or is it more of a plugin architecture where you round trip through neo or AI and then come back to, say, Photoshop? Thank you for this question. Actually, when we design our product, we don't look in the any competition, because our idea is to bring value with the new technologies and new workflow. Because we focus not on competitors, but on the result that people want to achieve. We want to make it simple and efficient. I know a lot of other editors are based on concept that actually was first invented by Adobe in Photoshop and a lot of other companies just copy the same approaches. And they get a lot of complex editors out there. All idea to use latest technology rapid in a simple and efficient interface simplify as much as possible the workflow and get and give this technology and this product to add people so they can express their creativity and achieve their results. But people can use all product in different ways. They can use it as a stand-alone, then can use it as a plugin for Photoshop or they can use it as a plugin for lightroom. And we don't have any kind of restrictions how they use our goal is to bring new creative possibilities to a wider audience that can actually use our product for they creative projects. Yeah. I'm really curious to hear when, like I said before, skylum and your team ostensibly created the space of sky replacement in those sorts of better than human hands can do it type compositing efforts. With AI and all that. So now, back in the day, you had to be a real good, a really good expert at channels and all this stuff in order to do an accurate convincing sky replacement. Now you can do it really quickly in a couple of clicks and it's almost a foregone conclusion. A lot of photographers I know even feel like they have to put a little note in their caption saying, hey, there was no sky replacement done on them. Because it's so convincing. I'm curious how you feel as the guy that's leading engineering over there about companies, let's call it like Adobe who came out with that feature after you did it. Were you proud that, oh, a company like Adobe is emulating what we're doing, a much smaller company where you take in a back. What was the feeling inside of skylon after Adobe released their sky replacement tech? You know, we're feeling like okay because I know one wise men said one time like all the features that you have in your product will fall Justin took categories first is the features that actually will fail and also that was a screenshot right.
"dima" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Welcome back to another episode of this week in photo I'm your host Frederick Van Johnson. Today I have dema stick Nick on the line from Ukraine. We're going to be talking about luminar neo. This is the latest groundbreaking piece of software that is being crafted right now from within the company. I'm scooping everybody. I get a chance to sit down with edema and talk from and get the scoop from the horse's mouth about why the software exists, who it's for, who it's not for, what's in it, all that stuff. We're going to talk about luminar neo. We're going to talk about luminar AI. Maybe a little bit of luminar four, past present and future edema, welcome to the show as an honor to have you on. How are you doing? Hi, Frederick. I really glad to be on your show here. And I welcome everybody who right now watching us. And sending very wishes because, you know, we're working very hard to impress you guys with our new product. And I hope you love it. Yeah, yeah, this is going to be good. I think I've seen it. You and I met up we were in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. And I got a sneak peek on a laptop, but now we get a chance to kind of dive in properly into the software and see what it's all about. Let's start the discussion with just a little bit of background on who Dima is and what your position within sky loom is. You were there from the beginning. You were chief product officer. What does that mean? What does chief product officer mean in a company like skyland? That's very simple. It's the person who was responsible of all the product development or new technologies on responsible for all the product road maps and all the things that you hate or love and on our products. So that's me. So hi guys. So you're the fall guy then. So when there was a feature in the app that someone doesn't like or they love your ultimately responsible, right? Yeah, absolutely. So you can blame me or love me. Yeah, I love it. So looking at the software, let's roll back the clock a little bit. And go back to luminar four days and kind of bring us bring us on the timeline through the thinking. So we started with luminar four. Well, we started to wait before that. We could go back to sky looms Mac fun days, but we'll start with luminar four, which kind of took the world by storm. There was a ton of features in there that people gravitated to luminar AI showed up. Features like sky replacement and all those things kind of took off and other companies started copying what sky loom is doing in a lot of ways. And now we have luminar neo. Put those in buckets for me. The luminar four luminar AI luminar neo. Who are those individual applications for? So that's pretty easy, at least for me, maybe not for other guys who are outside. But having a complex product line is or classical the way how we do the business. So it's very simple. Luminar for us for creative image I didn't, but it was based on the all pipeline. Then we made luminar AI. AI is different application. It's actually designed for people who want to simplify and make photo agent process very efficient because all technologies are designed to be used with the templates when.
Wet Notes - 9-27-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for monday. September twenty seventh two thousand and twenty one first up. I want to congratulate tech clark and a dive locker. Podcast on celebrating the second anniversary for those who don't know about this. Podcast tech. Started this to help die professionals with various topics and techniques. But it's not just for dive professionals. I remember listening to the first episode. Way back in two thousand nineteen just before dima that year i've come to look forward to each weekly episode tech plans to keep the show going and has teed up a lot of great new content for the year year ahead. So i'd encourage you to check out the dive locker podcast. There's a lot of great information and perspective on things that hopefully will give you something to think about. Scuba shack is a proud patron of the dive locker. By the way tech also hosts a podcast titled the league of extraordinary divers. Where you can listen to some of the giants of our industry. Great job tech. Keep it coming now. I don't know what it is. But i seem to be a sucker for a message in a bottle story. So here's another one this time. The story involves a bottle that was washed up on the shores of the big island of hawaii. The bottle started his journey thirty seven years ago from japan and it was put in the water by school children. As part of an experiment in monitoring ocean currents the number of bottles were cast into the ocean in nineteen eighty-four from choshi highschool hawaii's about six thousand kilometers or four thousand three hundred miles from the launch point now. The bottle was found by abbie graham while her family was visiting a beach near hilo. It is estimated that about seven hundred and fifty of these bottles were tossed into the ocean between nineteen eighty four and nineteen eighty five. The last time one was found was in two thousand and two on kake. Jima island overall. The bottles have been found in seventeen. Different locations including okinawa the philippines china and even the west coast of the united states. I just get fascinated by these stories and often wonder just how many messages in bottles are out there in the ocean now. Last week we got an email from the clearly clearly came in resorts and it wasn't good. News clearly came in resorts include cobalt coast on grand cayman. Little came beach resort and cayman. Brac beach resort. The news informed us that the cayman borders will remain closed until two thousand twenty two. Now that's tough at a recent press conference to premier indicated that phase. Three of the original plan will start sometime. In february given the rise in cove in nineteen cases the resorts are now planning on opening on february. Fifth two thousand twenty two. Now this has been a really tough situation. If you remember way back in april i reported that the plan was to open in late april or early may two thousand and twenty one. It's been a long and difficult road for a lot of places. Surely the caymans are feeling abroad. We hope it gets resolved before october. Twenty twenty two trip yet. That on certain there's been a great deal of communication coming from tom. Ingram the president and ceo of dima the dive equipment marketing association regarding the two thousand twenty one show in las vegas. Tom unequivocal be states. That the show has absolutely no plans. Of cancelling now they did indicate that accordance with the local health mandates. Everyone will be required to wear a mask on the exhibit floor. There are several large past exhibitors. Who are forgoing the show this year causing some to question whether it should even take place. I know we've been getting a lot of surveys from our vendors as to whether we plan to go or not right now matt and i will be there. Tom indicated that it would be extremely difficult to cancel at this late date. Given the contracts that are in place and that if it were cancelled it would seriously impact demon's ability to put on these shows in the future. So we're looking forward to a successful show this year out in las vegas and finally today. I wanna talk about a piece of underwater camera gear that you might just want to consider. There was an article from sport diver magazine by john widow titled great camera accessories for underwater photography. It was a scuba lab review of the products that the staff took diving at alexander springs in central florida. First on the list was a sea life. Sport diver smartphone housing. Now that's pretty cool. I can remember my first. Underwater camera was sealife. Reef master with a whopping three mega pixels now. This housing will fit a number of iphones and android smartphones. The housing is bluetooth enabled and his rate it to one hundred and thirty feet. The sea life sport diver smartphone. Housing comes with a vacuum seal and duly alarms when you purchase the housing. You'll get a free app that will give you access to most of your phones. Usual camera functions also included is a red filter. And if that's not enough to housing allows you to put in those sealife life color changing moisture. Munchers he i remember those now. The housing isn't cheap. It retails for two hundred ninety nine dollars and ninety five cents. Us but if you wanna travel light and still get some great underwater shots of your adventures check out the c. Life sport diver smartphone housing at sea. Life fash cameras dot com. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio.
"dima" Discussed on Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey
"But in the end the addition just didn't get it so it can be the opposite. And i if he had had no tape i guarantee i wouldn't have cost them. Yeah it's it's so very interesting. Because i've i've met those people and sometimes i feel like i'm one of those people that that the audition is generally where they shine and maybe the performance lacks it or it's the other way around and so i think it's i think it highlights the differences between those two processes the differences between those two performances. Even and what have you found a way to meld those two. So that the way that you auditioned the way that you present a character is the same as when it's going to be for the real deal the way i present the car Rodeo is i just try and do the job. I've got the job riot so for myself tapes. I if you told me. I was going to set next day. That's the same way. I prepare so i treat that taping experience in the same way. I don't try two hundred times. Some of my redesign would issue. Might disagree with you. I try not stay a hundred times a try. And dima dima what ready. So i'm ready. That four or five takes that you're gonna get onset right. Sometimes you're gonna get to you good. You might get one right. Depends and so. I think as actors is important for us to do that to have that restriction on ourselves as well right just because it's a self tape don't do one hundred times right because if you're taking a hundred times to going over those nuances too much like we said where the headshots then you're just taking ways you don't at all if you literally think that your ninety nine of the tapes on good enough and i'm going to be blonde hair the not good enough to do the job because you're not gonna get ninety nine chances to do it right on the day and i've what keep with are like that and they've been fired because they just they they did a great self tape but who knows how to do it. And that's the challenge the cost direct test. And that's why video dishes. Great because at some point yet you combine the read. That's one thing but you.
A Lifetime of Lymphedema
"My journey with lymphoma over the past twenty four years has been a complex emotional convoluted just rollercoaster That has occurred as i said before my lymphoma was onset from infancy because of male video. Actually i was emergency. Section baby Since my lymphatic system had not formed properly in the womb all of the fluid in my body had gone to my head. While i was upside down in the womb and because of that i got stuck in the birth canal and an emergency c section operation preceded My dad says that once. I was removed from the womb. My head Resembled a bowling ball So that's nice. Thanks to but upon removing knee and seeing the baby for the first time the doctors were unsure what was going on with me. They thought that. Maybe i might have down syndrome. But just because of the way that i looked but also they were like. Maybe you're just a chunky baby. They just told my parents that i was fat and that there was not much more. They could do in terms of diagnosis. My parents took me home thinking that they might have you know this healthy but fluffy baby And that was not the case because immediately they noticed that all of the fluid and my head had started to go down my body and really gather on the left side of my body and especially in both of my legs and my feet so my legs and my feet were very swollen. My would take me to doctors and the doctors were just repeat. You know. Mr and mrs eggers. You just have a fat baby. But no i actually had primary lymph dima. I was diagnosed at nine months old by dr witty with primary lymphoma and that kicked off a whole life of complex feelings pain managment lots of medical treatments in just a lot of confused emotions. I would say because of my lymphoma Now big things to know about me is. I actually grew up in a military family. And i'm the oldest of four so my family was often moving. We would really only stay in the same place for two to three years. Which means it's hard to find consistent long-term medical care for a child with a disability. The other interesting thing that i noticed a child was that no matter where we went whether it was hawaii whether it was new york. Virginia the culture around my lymph dima was always going to be the same. Everyone would regard me in a similar way of. There's something wrong with this child and it is not attractive and it is not good and that was a big part of my life for a very long time it was honestly incredibly interesting just to see how cultures would change in certain ways. Demographics would change as we would move but this able ism and this pervasive sort of understanding of my condition as a negative thing stayed
Debunking Top Sustainable Living Myths and Misconceptions
"Buying less is actually the most sustainable thing you can do right. So just starting their We've talked before about doing your wardrobe audit and stuff like that. Start with what you have already and then consider buying something else again whenever never tell you to stop buying completely. We realistic right no. It's not realistic. It's the same one of the myths. That will probably even talk about people trying to fit all their trash in a jar. Yem i mean that looks like super cool from an aesthetic perspective but when you think about the reality of it it's just not possible. It's daunting exactly. Yeah we can tell you to buy less. And i think it's really worth being more mindful about your purchases. What do i need. this Is something. I'm willing to stay. I'm willing to have with me in my house for a long time. Like i was trying to think about that. We've had to buy new furniture lately and There's a fine line between wanting to have something for a long time and then getting aeko anxiety about whether or not you're gonna love it forever. So like i know that those two things are conflicting trying to drive yourself crazy but go for the class sex right when you're purchasing clothing or anything gopher stuff that's not overly trendy honestly when you think about aesthetics and things that you like the most i guarantee you most of it is pretty classically. You're never going to go wrong there. So yes do it exactly. You've heard us soaked quite a bit about this community last talking about it. On the chad buying secondhand is very very sustainable. In dima sustainable thing you can do because you're giving a discarded product second live on. It's often less expensive always much less expensive than the buying a brand new thing and actually just today. There was an article came out in fast company. I've seen That you know secondhand especially in fashion is on the
Wet Notes 5-6-2021
"This is wet. Notes here on scooby. Shock radio for may six two thousand and twenty one. I want to start off today with a story. That is a bit of personal meaning to me. And that's a story about what some recreational divers found while diving out in hawaii. Awful and i. Now i have quite a few dives out there. Awful and i and these divers found some unexploded world war two era ordinance. They found two bombs. One was at seventy four feet and the other one was at ninety four feet. The divers immediately notified to hawaii division of aquatic research. Who went out to investigate it and confirmed it was unexploded ordinance the report indicated that the munitions were about three hundred yards offshore. The exact location wasn't disclosed when but it may be in the area of the first and second cathedrals again personal for me. Because i have probably about at least twenty. Five dives onto cathedrals as of now. There aren't any more updates and there was no mention on the divers website and they run many charters out to the site. Let's see where this goes. I recently checked out the four ocean blog to see if there was anything of interest will there was a lot but one thing did pique. My interest for ocean occasionally does a blog on plastics around the world. And that's where they identify articles or stories that talk about the plastic crisis facing the world. Now one article was from interesting engineering and it was written by deora as deamer and this was about plastic eating mushrooms. Yes certain types of fungi can ingest and eat plastic apparently in two thousand eleven some yale researchers discovered rare mushroom in the amazon forest and it was able to digest and break down plastics. One of the scenarios suggest that these plastic eating mushrooms could be placed at the bottom of landfills interesting over the years. There have been various successful experiments. So what's the holdup perhaps speed. It takes times for the mushrooms to eat and digest the plastic and there's also competition for other investment now. Here's a bit of disturbing news that i saw from dima apparently there's going to be a virtual meeting of the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission or dfw see on may twelfth and thirteenth one of the topics on may twelfth. I think it is a two. Our discussion is to review and update the goliath grouper. Now this review is to look at if they should allow a limited highly. Regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. Why well that's a really good question now if you go out to the f. w. website you'll be able to find a detailed Presentation on this review. Even if the science holds up and supports the harvest. I would have to ask if the enforcement is of a regulated harvest. Dean feels that. The economic value of the goliath grouper are better served without any harvest and continue the protection they currently have. Sos thousand island. Well what's that all about. Well for those of you are familiar with the saint lawrence seaway in the thousand island region. Sos stands for save ontario shipwreck thousand island chapter now. This was reported in scuba news. Sos thousand island wants to create an artificial reef off of brockville in canada. Why are they making such a bold proposal. Were there are three main objectives. I an artificial reef will reduce the pressure on the local historic wooden shipwrecks and then second. An artificial reef can preserve the maritime history of ships that had been destined for scrap and finally this effort will assist the local aquarium in promoting maritime heritage and discovery. This is still a long way off but there is some good news in that day of identified a ship that could be used and it is the former canadian coast. Guard vessel the c. c. g. s. mont. Mandy now this ship was built in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and it was decommissioned and sold in nineteen ninety nine. Let's see where this one goes. Well here's something that. I just saw from patty. I think it was on the patty pro blog. Patty women's dive day. Two thousand and twenty one is coming and the tagline on the blog was celebrate the connection between mandy and the ocean. This year's patty women's dive day is july seventeenth 2021. This event started six years ago in two thousand and fifteen and it was started as a way to encourage more female participation in sport scuba diving to date there have been over four thousand patty women's dive day events in over one hundred countries. I'm sure last year was a little tough to get events planned and executed safely this year. More places are opening and travel is picking up. Everyone can participate be on the lookout for patty women's dive day event in your local area or maybe even travel to a nice destination to participate and finally today. I thought i'd give everyone and update on traveling. To the bahamas. As of may first the bahamas ministry of health has released new guidelines for entry departure. I if you are fully vaccinated for covid nineteen that's two weeks from your final. Does you don't need a covid. Nineteen tests prior to entry. Nor do you need to fill out the daily health questionnaire or get a covert test. After your fifth day on the island. You'll still need to apply for the bahamas. Health visa prior to entry. And you still need to get a covert test before travelling back to the united states. Now we're heading to nassau a may twenty six th so these changes make things a whole lot simpler. Hopefully more countries will open up. Like the bahamas. Well that's it for wet notes on may six two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack radio
Wet Notes - 3-28-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for sunday march twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I want to give you an update from reef or the reef environmental educational foundation. They have released their two thousand and twenty two field survey trips and it's pretty neat. They have eleven trips. Planned in two thousand and twenty two starting with saint vincent in february and that is being led by amy lee. For those of you who listen to the show. I had amy on the show last july. They also have a cuba trip in march followed by raja arm pot in april. May june will feature saint lucia and roett tan. july is. the red sea and hawaii is in august. The september two thousand and twenty two baht trip is already sold out grand. Cayman is october bon. Air's in november and the year closes out in december. In 'cause you might wanna take a look at the reef website for all the details availability and pricing. These trips. look pretty awesome last week ned. who's a dive master at. The shop passed on a new york times article about looking for climate solutions and this article was written by catrine einhorn. Essentially she reported that ocean bottom trawling for shrimp whiting. Cod and other fish emits as much carbon dioxide into the air as the entire globalization industry. Now this was based on a study published in the journal. Nature and it was pretty enlightening. About how trawling releases. Immense amounts of carbon from the ocean floor and that leads to more acidification of the water and that reduces the oceans capacity to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide. You can check out the entire article on the new york times website look for climate solutions by katrina einhorn. There's another piece of good news. Out of molly s this month. The honolulu star advertiser reported that a trained response team was able to free young. Humpback whale from gear entangling. It's left pictorial flipper. They were able to free about fifty to one hundred feet of line from the flipper but not we're able to get the Entangled line out of its mouth. They are hoping that that will ultimately free itself. They haven't seen the whale since it was freed. Apparently it wasn't in great shape but at least now it has a chance. They recovered gears being analyzed to see if they can determine the origin now. The efforts were led by the hawaiian humpback whale national marine sanctuary in partnership with cardinal point captains k key koala project and ultimate whale-watch. Now i've had the opportunity to go out with ultimate whale-watch from lana. A couple of times was very happy to hear of their support. We carry a lot of aqualung equipment in our shop and like most businesses twenty twenty taught many of us a lot of lessons. Well i recently sent out a message that they are introducing. A new aqualung is a bit of a rebranding. They're using a new tagline beyond the expected in the message. They said the twenty twenty taught them to expect the unexpected time to seek out the unexpected. If you check out the aqua lung website they further state that they are for the ocean exploration for ocean understanding and for ocean conservation. The aqua lung site also has a really inspiring short two minute video to get you inspired. Stay tuned for more from akwa. Long as they go beyond the expected earlier in the week. I got an email from nicole. Russell dima vice president of operations and i e mail had a lot of different information but one of the items that stood out said las vegas is open for business that means they are in fact planning to hold the demon. Show two thousand twenty one in las vegas in person and not some very exciting news. There was a learn more link in the email that took you to the dive equipment and marketing association's website where they gave you a list of all the trade shows conventions and meetings scheduled in las vegas of over five thousand or more attendees in the next twelve months. Now that was an interesting list. F why the marijuana business daily or m j biz con two thousand twenty. One is expected to draw thirty thousand people. And it's just one month before dima for all you dive pros out there. Mark your calendar for demon show two thousand twenty one november sixteenth to nineteenth in las vegas. Nevada can't wait to get back to dima and finally earth day two thousand twenty one is less than a month away earth day is actually april twenty second however it looks like this year. They are promoting three days of climate action. It starts on april twentieth. There are three lead organizations working on this educational international or education international the hip hop caucus and earth uprising will will be organizing three separate parallel climate action summits on april twentieth and twenty first ahead of president biden's global leaders climate summit on april twenty. Second what a difference a year makes. What a different political climate additionally earth day dot org will be producing the second earth day live digital event on april twenty second. Check out the website on earth day dot. Org for more information. Well that wraps up wet notes for sunday march twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack
Discussing The Position Statement from The National Lymphedema Network on COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
"How did you guys come about finding your position. Who were the experts. That kinda helped guide this statement. Well you know. I need for is what we feel very strongly. Is i think you to advocate for those patients who really don't have advocates for them right in the sense that like you know this. Is this the example. That i gave in our first weapon or of the month And basically imagine that we have a million people who had no dissection in both aren't in both armpits on the right and the left and so now you know they are fortunate enough to be receiving the is saination. And let's just say. There is a ninety nine percent chance that you know. The patients will not develop dima so there's one percent left right but that one percent of a million is ten thousand people. So it's like who's going to advocate for that ten tenth out for those ten thousand people and you know and and the thing is it's just a matter of conservative course of action prudent care so there is not much more of a difference in terms of an injection in arm or the lake. So i think that one of the concerns in the healthcare community is that it's just not team to to offer an injection in the arm in the leg by in terms of you know skill a it doesn't take any more Skill really to put the injection just about two feet lower than you know we are normally given in the arm and so basically our position is it just came about from you know just knowing that there are two main things from the injection rate. We know for sure that well publicized side effect is increased squally and live not enlargement right and so we know that with increased swelling and you know known enlargement. There is a higher risk for developing email. Because you're creating such a higher lymphatic burden and so that's one thing. The second thing we know about is that there are is a big concern. In terms of mimic game You know positive mammographies and breast cancer. Scans so so really. We just want to make sure that we argued for beaches where they won't develop a higher olympic risk and where they won't necessarily have to go through the concern of thinking that potentially they have a positive can if it just so happens that their skin is within this timeframe soon after their code injections and so it's just prudent course of action really that is guiding us and we just wanna make sure that we you know do what is in the best interest of our patients
Mysterious Tourist Resort Deaths
"The dominican republic is a jewel floating in the caribbean visitors to the island. Come looking for paradise in its verdant rainforests and white sand beaches more often than not they find it and then they tell their friends. Tourism is a massive industry in the dominican republic. In fact around twenty percent of the nation's gross domestic product comes from foreign visitors though the population numbers just ten million people dominicans. Welcome more than six million vacationers every year. Almost half of them come from the united states in two thousand eighteen. A disturbing trend began among the tourists. One that would go unnoticed for almost a year. Someone or something was killing them in june that year a fifty one year old. Pennsylvania resident named yvette monet export on her first vacation in years. Yvette was excited to finally relax at the luxurious by principal resort in punta cana. Little did she know it would be her final holiday. One evening event in her fiance had a drink from their room's minibar before going to bed in the middle of the night her partner hurting gurgling sound thinking nothing of it he turned over and went back to sleep but when he woke he that was dead. Yvette was just the first in a string of tragedies. The following month of forty five year old man named david harrison traveled to the dominican with his wife. Dawn they state at a different resort. But like yvette. David seemingly had a target on his back one day. He returned from snorkeling saying he felt unwell after he dawn fell asleep. The unthinkable happened. David woke in a cold sweat. Unable to move his wife tried to get help but it was too late. David had suffered a heart attack which caused his lungs to fill with fluids. I condition known as pulmonary dima. He didn't survive as two thousand. Eighteen ended it. Seemed like yvette. And david were to random fatalities but in early two thousand nineteen four. More people died seventy eight year old jerry current in january thirty one year old tracy jerome gesture junior in march and sixty five year old john corcoran and sixty seven year. Old robert wallace. In april each of these tragedies were reported to the authorities but no one made any connection between them until forty one year old miranda shop werner on may twenty fifth two thousand nineteen miranda arrived at the bahia principe bougainville resort with her husband. Dan the getaway was to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary. They hadn't been in their room. Long maranda took a drink from the mini bar. But after her first sip she suddenly convulsed she cried out for her husband and fell backwards onto the bed where she writhed in agony before passing out. Dan swiftly called the paramedics. Dan himself was a doctor. So he searched for miranda's polls he could barely feel it. He administered cpr until the emt's arrived. But neither he nor the medics could revive her. Miranda was declared dead on the scene the victim of a heart attack though miranda did have a history of cardiac issues. Her relatives back in pennsylvania had doubts as to whether they had killed her and their suspicion grew when they learned she had taken a drink from the mini bar right before collapsing. They took it as evidence that something else was a foot in just five days later it seemed they were proven right on may thirtieth at the bahia principe romana hotel staff entered a room to clean. They found two guests lying on the floor unresponsive. The housekeepers rushed to get help but it was too late. The couple was already long dead. The resort identified the bodies as sixty three year. Old edward homes and forty nine year old. Cynthia day of maryland. The pair had been scheduled to check out earlier that day. An autopsy revealed they had eerily died from the same cause as david harrison pulmonary dima. All three were cardiac related deaths in which fluid filled their lungs. But in edward and cynthia's case no one called for help. If their hearts gave out at different times one of them should have been able to dial reception but there was no call indicating the two people suffered identical heart attacks at the exact same moment with three dead guests in under a week. The bahia principe chain realized they needed to get ahead of the press. The hotel company released a statement stressing that they were doing everything they could to help the families of the deceased and they would cooperate with local authorities to determine if there was any link between their deaths
"dima" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
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Episode 53: mediUSA Reduction Kits with Christopher Miles
"I'm so excited to introduce today's guest. Christopher Miles is the senior manager for clinical services at many USA he's trained as an occupational therapist and a certified in both limping Dima and wound-care. He has been working with patients to assist in managing chronic Dima for over eighteen years and currently his role as managing a team of clinical educators for many USA and also completing clinical education to direct hospital systems national and International Conferences Hi Christopher. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you so much, Betty I'm excited club join your pot cow. I am so excited to talk to you about the reduction kit. So many of my patients in the clinic won a single garment that can do it. All is the reduction kit, their answer. You know I wish that there was a magic pill for lengthy Dima. I've been working Olympia for a long time and I think everyone spent hunting for that I. Wish I could say the reduction kit will do everything I'm not gonna I'm not GonNa say that it can but it certainly can do lot. It's a phenomenal bandaged replacement system. So. Can you tell us how the product came to be and what inspired it? Absolutely. I would love to and it's always a great story share. So the reduction Kit is part of the circuit product line The cirque aid product line has been around for over fifty years in a way it was inspired. It was actually invented by a individual who was trying to find a solution to help his wife who suffered from chronic limping Dima. Anti came up with this idea when he was at the San Diego Zoo he noticed that drafts are very tall yet for some reason, they never have swelling in they're very skinny legs. In the reason they don't have swelling in their legs is because their skin is inelastic it won't stretch. It doesn't have the ability to give to excess pressure or fluid. So there's no swelling or. So we've that. Concept he wanted to create a garment that didn't stretch because up to that point all compression garments had been made out of elastic that we're very stretchy. So key. The first inelastic product actually a very crude on product that he designed was actually out of leather belts. But over time he designed and created the circuit blind, which is the combination of an inelastic product with inner juxtapose spans to allow patients to automatically adjust and apply their compression.
"dima" Discussed on WTOP
"60 15 75. Dima tax relief 9 38 traffic and weather on the eighths. Let's go to Steve Dresner in the Traffic Center in Maryland will start up in the Cheverly Arian westbound 50 approaching 201 the crash activity involving a motorcycle blocking the right lane Frederick County Span I 70 ramp to Goto South bound to 70 and last report, the lane partially blocked for the crash, one off the roadway to the right sign. Roadworks set up closing the westbound side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We have a two way traffic pattern in effect over the eastbound span and delays over and Virginia works on set up westbound 66 after the Beltway single leveling getting you buy and over on the eastbound side of 66 in Centerville, that word zone set up near Route 29 in Centerville. And latest report to to the love get you by staying on 66 East approaching Washington Boulevard on Ly, a single left lingered should buy where its own setup in Alexandria both directions of 3 95 south founders, beginning a Duke Street single right language by the North bound side, With delays beginning in Duke Street, only a single left ling getting hit by a swell in the district. Pretty good ride on the Southeast Southwest Free Wi with no problems for important undies. 2 95 or to 95 more than ever. Cyber professionals need fast integrated and affordable solutions. Find what your agency needs from 40 dead federal trusted US government partner. Learn more at Fort needed federal dot com Steve Dresner GOP traffic at a storm team for meteorologist Matt Ritter, or humidity tonight some clouds and fog towards morning mid sixties in near 70 warm and muggy tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. One highs in the low to mid eighties..
Germany promises Elon Musk full support to get Tesla's Berlin plant ready
"Moving onto the stock, then volatile day for the Nasdaq and for Tesla Tesla finished down five point eight percent on the day to four hundred and forty seven dollars thirty seven cents. So just a bit above where the split happened at around four forty two but that did compared to the Nasdaq finishing up one percent today. So this provides a good illustration of the potential downsides of the at the market structure that Tesla has employed for this potential up to five. Billion, dollar capillaries that we had talked about yesterday. The stock is now down about ten percent from when that agreement was put in place, which demonstrates the risk of not just raising at that fixed price at the time. Of course, with the structure, you have to be comfortable with that risk and presumably not wanting to raise that money badly enough to do it at a lower price and status giving yourself the option if the price stays at that level or goes. Hi. I'm not sure currently on whether we get any sort of updates or when we get updates on whether or not Tesla has issued new shares as a part of that equity distribution agreement. So I'll try to do a little bit more digging on that but if anyone has the insight on that, please let me know for now though because the stock has fallen would be surprised if they have acted on that and issued any new shares we did have just. A couple of pieces of news specifically related to the stock today one is from significant Tesla investor Baillie Gifford. An investment firm that has for a long time held greater than five percent of the outstanding shares up Tesla stock that five percent level requires additional disclosures around trades with the SEC. So in an SEC, filing baillie Gifford has disclosed that their ownership stake in. Tesla has dropped below five percent of the company. I would assume the selling has been happening for. As has been dramatically rising, of course. So for firms that already had a significant portion of their portfolios in Tesla, it just becomes too overweight and they end up trimming it back to add more diversification to their portfolio. See the same sort of stuff from our best Baillie differed managing partner James Anderson said quote. The substantial increase in share price means that we needed to reduce our holding in order to reflect concentration guidelines which restrict the weight of a single stock in clans portfolios. However, we intend to remain significant shareholders for many years. Ahead, we remain very optimistic. About the future of the company, Tesla no longer faces any difficulty in raising capital at scale from outside sources, but should there be serious setbacks and share price. We would welcome the opportunity to once again increase our shareholding. We are privileged to have been decimals largest external shareholder over a period for the development of the company. We are mentally grateful for the extraordinary efforts and achievements of Tesla and driving forward a transportation and energy revolution in the face of persistent skepticism and often downright hostility without tussles efforts. The possibility of hurting climate disaster would have been significantly reduced and. So pretty strong statement there from Anderson I think safe to say that Baillie Gifford is not reducing their position Tesla due to any perceived weakness in the company rather just their funds management structure. In other news on the SOX Today Bank of America analyst Jon Murphy has increased his price target from three hundred, fifty dollars per share to five hundred and fifty dollars per share I believe that the second highest now on the street in terms of a base case Murphy noted the strength into the underlying business that the high stock price affords. Tesla. Saying that it creates A. Positive feedback loop due to the low cost of capital that Tesla has available to it. Through follow on offerings I would definitely agree with that positive feedback loop that helps Tesla not only raise capital, but it should help them get better terms on debt perceived strength of the business by the market can help desolate negotiations with suppliers. Again, especially, help confidence in customers Tesla's can exist going. Forward to service their vehicles, if they do decide to purchase and hey, it's probably helped a lot of investors be able to afford the product, which is also not a bad thing i. think the downside is that with a high stock price, there's potentially less upside available. So it can be a little bit more difficult to acquire talented recruit talent because you don't really have that one. Hundred X upside in the stock anymore like you might add twenty billion or thirty billion. There are offsets to that too though of course, some of that reduced upside comes alongside reduced risk, which is also important in making career decisions anyway back to the Bank of America note, despite the two hundred dollar price target increased to five fifty Murphy does maintain a neutral rating on the stock. Last thing today's quick update on a musk being in Germany. As we said earlier this week he's there for Giga Berlin meetings as well as with cure vac and Bloomberg has shared a couple updates from those Giga Berlin meetings according to Bloomberg. Meyer who is the German? Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy told musk quote. We are very proud of your car plant and Brandenburg and we wish you good luck with that. You'll have every assistance you need and. Bloomberg also notes that construction thus far has progressed relatively smoothly I think we're all pretty aware of that and they write quote a summer twenty, twenty, one production start is still the goal Brandenburg's premier Dima Vodka said in an email statement and.
Halep lays Grand Slam ghosts to rest
"Hello and welcome to our fifteenth and final edition of Roland Garros relived Catherine feeling when I say that. Wistful. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa stop missing the past sort of like A. Double again I will. Note that is. Are You you're right I'm all right I can believe it's the fifteen. Well when I came up with the idea, let's just keep doing the daily podcast. Slams that we promised we would at the start of the, even though there's no tennis by watching lots of action, the past I thought it'd be easy. Turns out then we got lots of ideas about how to do it. Including interviewing everybody, we possibly could find relevant to each match, and that's what we've done again today. for Simona halep against Sloan Stevens 2018 final, and we've got down K. Hilas special guest coach to Simona Halep, and yes, it's been a long and tiring journey to get through today fifteen of these podcasts. We've enjoyed it immensely. I think it's fair to say. So let's get cracking with this one. This match has a lot to it. Doesn't it the whole saga because? Simona. Is it three Grand Slam. She already played. At the to that point and not. Finals yeah, yeah. She played the two, thousand, fourteen and final, and lost in three to Sharapova. She'd played the two thousand, seventeen, French Open final and lost in three Ostapenko, and she played the twenty eighteen Australian Open. Final just a few months before they send those to Wozniacki all three senators. She played well in all of them. She had a lead in all of them and lost all of them. And it was becoming a real. Saga actually. Can help get over the, line. 2018, you say. You want some facts about two thousand eighteen. We. Well, it's not long ago, so you can probably remember most of this Prince Harry and Meghan markle married. Thing right I hosted a semi. Gathering in the garden, did you did you was on the invitation? To, clarify with a few friends and family that I wasn't like a rabid royalist, and it was just an excuse to make some cake and sausage rolls. The I remember seeing the pictures. Wasn't invited that. We can handle it. aretha Franklin and Stephen Hawkins' both died toys. R.. US went bankrupt. Not Quite sure why that to my list, but it is. I'm not sure nothing either. Toys R. US went bankrupt and student Matt's became Grad Matt became Matt. Two thousand eighteen was a big. And formation. Toys R. US, they might. How do you feel about that? No I think it was pressed. Until Lo que, but so I was reading it. I won't saw. Phillips scattered toys R. US In writing when I was about five. States have good stories. Did you speak for? Him! I remember being very excited because it was circuit in the gopher. Time, I was at my dad. That's a long time ago yet. Longtime Gay and I think it was. Joseph in mazing technical latrine time as well right Matt, wasn't even Baby Matt at this point. He's never even heard of these people. You don't know Gordon the gopher is Dima. No. Right so. Just, minded ninety correction. You didn't mention that freedom got promoted into anti eighteen. Thank you for pointing that out. Rather than to. And it didn't last long. It's as relevant as toys R. US, thank you I so. Yes, so we have this final on our hands between SMYRNA HALEP and Sloan seems and it was one that. I was I was looking forward to. A tennis match in. It's just in its own right of these two players battling it out because I thought it could be a really good final. And, should he? I think it ended up exceeding all of those expectations and You're quite right Catherine when you talk about the number of finals, the the salmon halibut already been in, and it was similar to play as we think of that. We've already covered here in this running relived series like even lendl trying to win. A A I slam Andy Murray course. It took him a few guys. Goran Ivanisevic but Simona Halla. Yeah, she already had three. She'd had Darren K Hill by his side for awhile by this point, so let's hear from him about the journey that led to this moments. Together for about three us before she played that particular foreign against flown in two thousand and nineteen and I guess the memory of what happened in two thousand, seventeen, against Ostapenko, as well was brought in the full fun of Amazon so for her to go out and do what she did. And now they say that both of you most destinations. You can't get there unless you go to refund pain a tough road and that was kind of the journey that some had had even before I came along. She might the final. Open and lost Marie shower. Piping, a great match on six four on the third added chances in that one, and then to lose to paint code and then the Knicks Jay come back, an inbetween that of course remember the final that she applied at the open against the Yankee which was another great match, and just even getting to the final at the Australian Open was itself, so I I think that helped a lot. She learned a lot from that particular tournament, and when she got to the final at a French. Against Launch, he had a little extra confidence and belief in a self to finally get it done.
Acclaimed 'Beasts of No Nation' Author, Uzodinma Iweala, on Science, Power, and Race
"Living on the time of the Cova epidemic or corona virus. I just read something that made me laugh because someone said something like the Covet Nineteen virus which came out of China's an intelligent. It's not like he bowl which is rather dumb virus now. Obviously bullet comes out of the continent of Africa just like just think about that framework and that construct and what has been printed in a major magazine virus from Africa dumb virus virus from China. Smart virus you know. I say this about the corona virus like virus had emerged in the Netherlands. Just think about the way it would have been reported from the outset. Think about what would have happened. If it had merged in on the continent of Africa and the American President Donald Trump has been gratuitously coaling sods cove to the virus behind the current covet non epidemic the Chinese virus. Let's be clear your respective of what species and what place a virus might have been forced to take the dean pandemics. Have NO ETHNICITY. Science tells us that medical history tells us that but as we're about to explore xenophobic conclusions drawn from scientific observations can have an enormous impact on the course of history and on people's lives while is a novelist. He's a doctor a filmmaker and a whole lot more in his early twenty while still in college studying literature. He wrote the critically acclaimed novel baseds of Nine Nation which tells the extraordinary story of a child soldier. A little boy recruited given again and sent to wage a war in two thousand fifteen. That book was turned into a film. Don't like really look into my eyes since my nose picking is because I can't be explaining myself and leaving a damn not like be I am leg. Oldman try to talk to me about movies variances. I saw this an idea there would is. It would seem that some sort of this on Devon all this. I also having us I was really lucky to have the opportunity to write that novel diving. Into the stories of child. Soldiers around the world but mostly specifically in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia which had just kind of come out of their own internal conflicts at the time and then of course going back and talking with relatives. My parents my grandparents aunts and uncles great aunts and uncles about their time during the Nigerian civil war from nineteen sixty six really sixty seven three thousand nine hundred seventy and trying to understand not just what it's like to experience that kind of turmoil from the perspective of a child but also what. It's like to have everything that you thought. You knew that you understood blown open tournament and and unfortunately that's an all too common and all to universal subject after painting beasts of no nation Dima went on to train as a doctor right more books including speak no evil and Al kind of people. He worked for a time as well in health policy in Africa and today he's of the Africa Center in New York City. A storm speak at last year's will conference of Science. Journalists Center. Really wanted you to have the opportunity to he him too. So he joins us from the radio art studios in the heart of New York. You had such an interesting childhood. Born in Washington to Nigerian parents mother a former finance minister of Nigeria. And growing up. I get the sense that you very much spent time on on both continents and I'm curious to know. Have that shaped your sense of self as a as a boy and a young adult. My parents took it upon themselves to make sure that we could always get back to Nigeria. That this was to be so much a part of who we were growing up and it really did actually provide us with a really interesting way of seeing the world. You're not from one place near not from another place. You're from both places. It's kind of a glorious thing to be able to grow up knowing that there are multiple perspectives on everything in the world. What someone sees for example in the village that my grandparents grew up in is necessarily going to be from what somebody sees in suburban Washington? Dc things might be a little bit more difficult in Nigeria. But at the same time everybody is still living. I think that's something that a lot of people who only grow up saying in industrialized if we WANNA use that term or you know United States type or western context don't have and therefore very afraid of the wider world beyond. We just grew up not being afraid because of exposure and I think that's so important. Oh that's such a potent comment about FIA holding back so much dialogue and possibility in the world. Why a medical degree trying to be a doctor? Why did you save that time in your life as a part of any decision? I think there are multiple reasons for why you do something and not all of them are the most. I will freely admit that I did medicine because my dad's a doctor and you can kind of see okay. This is what a doctor does. You see the stethoscope. You see the medicines. It's already very concrete. You know in the little kids mind and as as the kid of African immigrants. There's this thing where you do. The practical like you become a doctor. You become a lawyer and then you think that the way that you have impact is through those practical professions. I think of course. There's this idea that doctors save people and that you can have a profound impact on on a person's life and so you know with all of that. It seemed like a natural choice. I think it became clear to me that one of the things that was missing was for me in full form. Was that creative output that flow and that ability to render the world as I saw an as sort of my talent allowed me to and I think one person can have an impact in multiple ways. Interestingly in many ways you work and your books have connected with how history in politics and in Dade Science and medicine in Western societies read and interpret and Judge View African bodies. If we think of the base of nomination also your your book. Our kind of people sharing stories from people living with HIV is in in Nigeria. That lenses interested you. It strikes me in house and I. I think you can't grow up in a black body and you can't occupy the space as an African person. Occupies space in this world is offering person or as a black person without thinking about the gains that is upon you because in in many ways that gains does and has adversely affected the lives that we all live both again in a very individual way and also on the macro level and so understanding. How black bodies move through space are interpreted? I think is something that's really important to me. And I say that not just from the Games of the other but also from the the way that we look at ourselves and this is where you presented last year at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Europe and gave extraordinary address on racism at the heart of modern science and medicine. What did you want that audience of journalists and scientists and? I was one of them in that room to think about to interrogate. I think oftentimes we just assume that the structures we operate within our for one solid and somehow especially when it comes to signs that they're they're vetted and true and one of the things that became increasingly clear to me. As I wrote the book I wrote on HIV AIDS was just how much quote unquote scientific. Ideas were grounded in people's biases and prejudices about black bodies and how that impacted the quote unquote science or signs. At least that initially was dedicated to trying to stop the epidemic and in some cases may have done more harm than good. Initially I think back to a lot of the articles that when I was writing my book I read about HIV AIDS academic articles about sort of the linking of the spread of HIV AIDS and promiscuity. And the idea that Africans were having sex like monkeys where promiscuous like monkeys like which came up in published scientific papers and then is it makes its way into the journalistic mainstream this idea of like African promiscuity as it relates to the spread of this disease you know things about like Africanness and and being unable to quote unquote keep the time why early. Hiv treatments which required like large. Regimens of pills like wouldn't work for people. And that was you know story that made it into major publications impacted policy that impacted the way the epidemic was dealt with you know these are things that are important and people need to be responsible for the way these stories are told and need to think about the frameworks in which the stories are
"dima" Discussed on Lymphedema Podcast
"Believe that it's already December and two thousand nineteen is almost over so I feel like it's time for a little reflection election. I started the podcast last January but really I started the podcast. The summer before planning ideas is thinking of people to interview and honestly learning how to do a podcast. I didn't really know how to build a web page. I definitely didn't know how to audio and well. Thanks to a lot of help and a lot of patience for my husband. I was able to get the audio editing editing thing down while he has been very influential in extremely helpful and encouraging along the way you guys really are. What's kept me going going? If after that first month only five or ten of you had been listening. Well actually there were only about five or ten of you listening running after that first month but you know throughout the year word got around and before you knew it I was having a couple hundred downloads downloads. A month or a week so I'm officially up to nine thousand downloads. Well a little bit more than that and we we have people all over the world listening to limiting podcast and that's really cool and it's exactly why I started it to help others. Who may not have access to education or they may not have access to the resources and doctors that this would be a starting place? So that the the next person who was diagnosed with Dima didn't get on Google and just automatically get terrified by the scary images that they see but that they would find reliable evidence based information so in October. What I did was I focused on? Breast Cancer Awareness breast cancer and Limpid Dima and their relationship and education on reducing that risk. or how. Move forward if you've been diagnosed with Emphysema after breast cancer. My guest for episode thirty eight was Josh Levin in his story behind how all lymph divas was created how his sister was extremely influential in that. And how they continue this in her honor and in her legacy how to reduce your risk of developing.
"dima" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Months and one of those places was Dima occurred to me that I might WanNa Talk God if you look on their website Dima dot org you can find out a little bit more about Dima their strategic goals of which they have four is used interchangeably Dima Dima show are used interchangeably now the first demon show was held in nineteen seventy he said and believe it or not shirt in for Ambassador Hotel in Miami Beach and since that time the show's been done in New Orleans and Las Vegas San Antonio Orlando Houston an Anaheim right now the show looks like for the next few years it's going to rotate held in the January timeframe from when it started up until about two thousand and one and then it moved for a few years into the October timeframe and in thirteen since two thousand thirteen have been over nine thousand attendees come to the event and other those about six thousand of them were registered a verified or registered buyers in addition to that a lot of dive industry professionals also attend to show imagine sessions they'll have a new product showcase new exhibitors You get a chance to meet with all your dealers get to talk to dive on operators we get to meet with our vendors face to face and then there's also the things that you'll hear out there we get to look at all the D MUS specials in by looking at the demon specials that helps us roundout are planning for two thousand twenty little more information about.
"dima" Discussed on Lymphedema Podcast
"So the main thing to point out here that is the difference is that phase one is compression bandaging while face to is compression garments the first let's talk about the goals phase one and then we'll talk about why the different types of compression is so important between the two phases the goals of phase one arte decrease volume educate the patient on skin-care in wound-care perform M._l._d. to stimulate the lymphatic system apply compression bandages to remove fluid and keep it out in lastly exercise as for strengthen endurance also to stimulate muscle pumps to remove that fluid the goals for face to of C._D.. T self skin care and wound care exercise to maintain an active lifestyle lifestyle become independent with garments and lastly to develop independence in their treatment of the lifelong disease that is limping Dima in phase one. You're really laying laying down the foundation for the patient to understand the disease the disease process the treatment goals the treatment options and just how to develop the daily routine to manage their Kadena phase one is also called the decongestant face. The point of the decongestant phase is to decrease the limb volume compression bandages during phase one is so important for that because the bandages can be reapplied the foam the cotton or whatever the buffer is that you're adding in there for patting it can be reshaped and rearranged whenever you need more pressure. Maybe on the interior tip or maybe you need more pressure to the lateral knee being able to wrap and re wrap the leg or the arm really helps helps to remove that fluid and to give you a more normal limb shape in face to which is also called the maintenance phase..
The politics of chess
"Selection. New president of tresses governing body fee day was the Bishop in the organization's history with accusations flung from all sides of bribery, electoral fraud, embezzlement and a vast diplomatic influence campaign waged by the Russian state. Some Jane's has been investigating. What's happened? And he space John Thornhill about what he discovered. Sam you've written a wonderful Osco for the F T magazine about the geopolitics of chess and the fist fight to run its governing body feed given that a computer or a ten million dollar alarm clock has Gary Kasparov called it beat the best human player back in one thousand nine hundred seven why does chess matter anymore. I suppose you could ask a similar question about any kind of game playing in a way that obviously from sort of human point of view, something attracts us to the competition. The display of skilled because I suppose we could have designed perfect football playing machine. Had we have wanted to or a perfect bridge playing sheen, but it would be no fun to watch two machines play against each other would it. So we don't do that. And the only reason we're interested in watching deep blue play Kasporov is because Kasporov is there. We want to see him pit his human wits against machine. So I think regardless of the abilities of computers to handle chess. And by the way, they still on not perfect chess players. There will always be a space and a need for people to watch that kind of competition. And I think the interesting thing insofar as this article goes is that that's the heart of the issue. Really? It's about what games humanity plays with each other and the significance those games have. And chess is one of the oldest, isn't it? It goes back hundreds thousands even of years if you want to go deeper into history right back to India was of significance to rulers. It was a political significance hugely throughout history. Right back to the sort of wig chessmen on Lewis. You know, they were symbols of something that politically culturally connected a world, and for many, it still has that cultural and political relevance is still enormously popular as a game, isn't it? Yeah. Absolutely. It's something perhaps that in the UK, and certainly in some parts of Europe and the US as well, it might not immediately obvious because it's not a sort of mainstream sport. You don't see it on TV for various reasons that can't be much more boring than watching chess on TV, but it is hugely popular. And there was a yougov survey. I think in twenty twelve so even that a little bit out of date now, which suggested that there's more than six hundred million regular chess players in the world. And the interesting thing about it as well is that even if you're not a regular player. It's a sport or skill game. That has touched a lot of people. And a lot of people have played it on certainly know how to play I think in some places seventy percent. The statistics said from that you surveyed in Europe of people have played it at some point, and therefore know the rules of it. So it's got this sort of huge cultural resonance, even if we don't see it all the time on our screens for a supposedly cerebral game. The fight to win control of feeder his involved in extraordinary amount of low down politics involving as you put it small-time oligarchs and corrupt officials broking deals in Siberian mining towns and Islam theocracies. Why has this battle become quite so heated? I don't know. It's sort of an interesting one to explore. I'm not sure there's a clear on, sir. There's a degree to which it's that sort of old adage, which is often attributed to Kissinger, but is actually Wallis sad about student politics that the processes so vicious precisely because the stakes oh small, and you could probably say something of that about fee day because the amounts of money to run feeder on not huge by any means. Although the we're talk millions, but we. Sort of in fever levels of wealth. But at the same time, it's a universe of people who are competing with each other. You have a very particular kind of people that end up in chess obsessional, very intelligent people that quite literally spend their lives playing games. So why don't they do that politically as well? But also, you know, since the end of the Cold War chess has been in search of a meaning really because it had such relevance political relevance during the Cold War missile post, Cold War, period. It's still got a lot of cultural cachet and people obviously trying to latch onto that. And to use that for various purposes, but at the same time it's been a little bit rudderless until recently and a little bit forgotten. No, it hasn't had the direct attention of the Kremlin. Or certainly not in Washington. Anyone in power there? You know, we're not the sort of Fischer Spassky kind of matching Reckitt level of international awareness. Now, you say that there has been a revival of interest in chess, and blah, Dima Putin. Russia's president is clearly someone who is taking an increasing interest in chess. And he said once. Chess makes men Ysern clear-sighted. Does he see chess as a means of reasserting? Russia's soft power. I think increasingly yes, I mean feta is been run for the past twenty years by very colorful Russian national cooled kiss on allusion of. And he hasn't exactly been the best Representative of Russian influence around the world euphemism. Yes. Well, quite he's sort of said that he was met by alliens on his balcony at one stage. He's said that chess was gifted to the world by aliens. But he's also had some sort of quite shady dealings with unsavory characters like the Assad family in Syria for which he was recently sanctioned by the US treasury, but the new head of feet are Cardi volka vich is much higher caliber Russian recently deputy prime minister and the organizer of the World Cup in Russia last summer and clearly whilst restoring fee day to some degree of kind of international prominence and credibility will also be doing a lot to champion Russian soft. Power interests by saying here is an organization a sporting organization that Russia is not only in charge of cleaning up which obviously is going to have a particular importance in the wake of the doping scandal, which continues to dog Russian athletics. I think the other point to make is that Putin and his method of power his conception of power draws so very heavily on the Soviet passed in the Soviet experience of Russian greatness. And so the significance of chess is that it was such an important part of the Soviet conception of soft power and Soviet influence that even if ideologically Russia is moved on by years. It still has this important culturally that Putin wants to tap into. Now there were three contenders to succeed Ilyumzhinov for newest pushed out why did Volkova twin? Well, I mean, I don't think there was a clear choice. So it wasn't a simple case of the Russian candidate versus the reform candidate versus fee day has had these issues under Yoshino for longtime around mismanage. -ment around corruption allegations of bribery in the organization, and the problem was that you previously had a Russian Illumjinov who was very fake in his financial affairs running it. And then in the elections, you had three candidates as you say, you had a Russian who was promising reform, and it obviously delivered a very successful World Cup and had credentials for that. And then you had an insider Kyo Macropoulos who is also a longtime Lieutenant of Ilyumzhinov and therefore tainted by that. But similar Tena sleep. Also, promising reform rather unconvincingly, but similar tenuously also saying that he's not the Russian and he's not bribing anyone in the elections. And then you had a third candidate the Briton Nigel short who I think was always a very much an outside candidate and divided people on a personal level in feed because of his quite spiky comments previously and his long history of antagonizing people in your organization, he fell behind four kovic even though he'd been quite critical of him at the start ends. Then he did. So I mean. Nigel's point was very much that it was better to have a competent pair of hands running fee day, regardless of whether they were rushing or not than it was somebody who he felt was incompetent. And it'd been running it for the past twenty years in the form of Macropoulos, and there's definitely a personal animus between Macropoulos and Nigel Short as well that sort of flavored their relationship and at the last minute, he declared his votes Ford. Walk vich, and rather stinging Lii in very characteristic fashion posted on Twitter a picture of himself shaking hands with dwarf Vichit Simpson's in the strand in London, which is this story chess restaurant, and he captured it underneath how'd you say check Maton Greek clearly aimed at his opposition. How does Volkova which intend to promote chess? Well, I mean, if his last few months of being anything to go by then money is going to be a key element of it. So he's delivered on the promises. He made in the election by putting three million euro into fee day to fund development. He's also promised a much more rigorous oversight regime of. Chess. So he's mentioned that you know, every penny spent will be judged by performance indicators is no longer going to be sort of pushing money into regional federations with no sense of what it's being spent on. And he's definitely I think hoping to build on the relationships he has in the football world and elsewhere in the sporting and political world to sort of revive the prominence of feed in Europe, and the US the west in particular because I think they're really has fallen into disrepute, and there was a real danger for quite a long time in the US in particular federation, their supporters people at Kasporov in fact would split away from fee day altogether. So when I met tool kovic, he'd come straight from Davos, where he was sort of pressing the flesh with CEOs and politicians many of whom he knows, and I think one of the other things he's done is already tried to build relationships with fee for directly. He's actually friends with Infantino at fee for an invited Infantino to give a little sort of a speech for him at his election at feed, and they have already I think. Announced some sort of chess football events that are going to be held together in the future. So more of that kind of thing think to imagine
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