Vintage donations made to Red Cross

first_img Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Jackson’s concert becomes holiday tradition Some events are so popular they, almost instantly, become traditions. The Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert is one. For… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “We are especially proud of the Red Cross uniform and lab coat because they were worn by Fran Hood, one of the most dedicated and loyal Red Cross volunteers ever here in Pike County,” said Jane Thrash, senior community development specialist with the South Central Alabama Area Branch of the American Red Cross. “The items were donated by Andy Hood and we are very appreciative of them. Fran worked for many years with the Red Cross blood drives and was instrumental in getting donors to the sites. She made people aware of the need to donate blood and the many lives that were saved because people give.”The local branch of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Troy-Pike Regional Center for Technology in Troy. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The vintage American Red Cross poster on the wall of the American Red Cross building in Troy was the beginning of a collection of memorabilia that will trace the proud history of the organization.The recent donation of a “vintage” Red Cross uniform and lab coat will enhance the display and make visitors to the office more aware of the long and storied history of the American Red Cross organization that has been serving humanity since 1881. Email the author Latest Stories Vintage donations made to Red Cross Published 10:02 pm Monday, December 8, 2008 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Blood supplies are depleted during times of natural disasters and it takes time to build the supplies back to the needed levels.“During this time of giving, there is nothing that you can give that is more important or more needed than blood,” Thrash said. “We encourage everyone to ‘give’ on Dec. 17,” Thrash said. “There is always a need for blood, especially during the holidays when there is so much traffic on the roads.” By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Doctors urge everyone, weigh in on best time to get flu vaccine

first_imgDr. Lorraine says he’s noticed the decline recently, believing it to be related to people be too anxious about the coronavirus to visit their doctor’s office. While Dr. Lorraine urges people to get the flu vaccine, which is available starting August 1, he also recommends people get it during the fall season. According to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, nearly 20 million children are under vaccinated. Though it can be easy to get caught up in the latest pandemic news, Dr. Eric Lorraine from Endwell Family Physicians says it’s best not to let yourself be more vulnerable during this time. He added, “We don’t want to necessarily fall down on one because of a fear of the other.” (WBNG) — With the coronavirus preoccupying our minds, medical experts are urging people not to forget their flu vaccine.center_img “[The flu shot] doesn’t last forever, so you want to get the best immunity when the disease state is at the highest, which is usually December, January, and February, so the flu shot should begin sometime before that, but not too much,” said Lorraine. Dr. Lorraine says if you are uncomfortable going into a clinic or doctor’s office, but still want to get the vaccine, he says you can easily call your healthcare provider and they can find a specific time for you when they are at lowest capacity. Though there are still so many more studies to be done about the coronavirus, Lorraine says being sick with the flu still poses a higher risk of your health should you also be exposed to the coronavirus.last_img read more

Man Utd confirm Angel Gomes exit after rejecting new contract offer

first_img Promoted ContentFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Top 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe Manchester United have confirmed Angel Gomes has left the club. Angel Gomes set to depart from old trafford after failed talks The 19-year-old starlet has snubbed a new contract at Old Trafford and is now a free agent. A club statement said: “Manchester United can confirm that Angel Gomes has not taken up the offer of a new contract and has, therefore, left the club. “Everybody at Manchester United would like to wish Angel the very best of luck for the future and thank him for his efforts for the club.” Gomes is one of ten United players departing the club on Wednesday after rejecting a reported £25,000 a week plus bonuses deal to remain at Old Trafford. The England Under-20 international has a host of clubs chasing his signature as he now plots his next move. Premier League rivals Chelsea are one of those interested in securing his services, although there could also be plenty of interest from abroad. Attacking midfielder Gomes has been restricted to just six first-team appearances this season. And that lack of opportunity for the ace, viewed as one of the brightest prospects to emerge through United’s academy in years, has convinced him to leave. Gomes had been at Old Trafford since he was six and he became the the youngest player since Duncan Edwards to make his senior debut for the club. Loading… center_img He went on to make 10 appearances in total, with his three starts coming this season in the Europa League. His final game for United was in the 4-0 home win over Norwich in January. The attacker was also the youngest winner of United’s prestigious Jimmy Murphy youth player award in 2017, at the age of 15 years 362 days, after scoring 12 goals in 19 appearances for the U18s. Best pal Mason Greenwood dedicated his goal in United’s win over Brighton to his now-former team-mate. The 18-year-old opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the first half of his side’s 3-0 victory at the Amex after dazzling Lewis Dunk with two stepovers before drilling home. And the striker celebrated his sixth Prem goal of the season by making an ‘A’ sign with his fingers – a tribute to his academy pal. read also:Chelsea make ‘lucrative’ transfer offer to Man Utd’s Angel Greenwood posted a picture of the pose on Twitter to confirm it was meant for his academy mate, captioning it: “A promise is a promise.” Gomes then took to social media to express his gratitude by uploading a snap of the forward celebrating in an Instagram story. He wrote: “No words, I love you bro. Special, special player, thanks for the dedicated goal.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Free makes opposition pay

first_img Elliott, who also won the Troytown Chase with Balbriggan, said: “He was very green and is still a big baby. He ran all over the place, but he’s one for the future. “He definitely wants two-mile-four plus and a faster gallop. He’s going to be a big chaser for next year.” Free Expression is 16-1 for the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham with Paddy Power and Boylesports. Free Expression took the step up to Grade Two company in his stride as he maintained his unbeaten record in the ‘Monksfield’ Novice Hurdle at Navan. Winner of a point-to-point and a bumper, the J P McManus-owned gelding was sent off the 11-10 favourite on the strength of his victory in a 25-runner maiden hurdle at Naas just 15 days earlier. Mark Walsh brought the Gordon Elliott-trained five-year-old through to lead after Martello Tower fell two out when holding a narrow advantage, and though r ank outsider Shantou Flyer looked a danger on the run-in, Free Expression kept on well to score by a length and a quarter. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Looters Fatally Shoot Retired Police Captain on Facebook Live Video

first_imgA retired police captain was fatally shot by looters in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, and the entire incident unfolded on Facebook Live.The victim, 77-year-old David Dorn, was killed on a sidewalk in front of a pawn shop Tuesday morning, during violent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.Several people, including a state pol, reportedly watched Dorn’s murder take place in a clip on the social media platform, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.“I just seen a man die on live man! Smh,” state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge wrote on Facebook. The video has since been taken down, and Facebook told the Post-Dispatch that it was trying to gather information about the incident.Dorn’s wife told the paper that her husband was a friend of the pawnshop’s owner and would check on the property, including when its burglar alarm went off. There were widespread violent protests in St. Louis overnight.Courtesy: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge/Facebook Another person commented that as Dorn was dying, no one helped him but chose to instead record the man’s death.The video has since been removed. Facebook informed the Post-Dispatch that the social media outlet is gathering information about the incident.Dorn’s wife told the newspaper that her husband was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and would often check on the property when the burglar alarm would sound. He spent half of his life on the Missouri police force.There have been widespread violent protests in St. Louis this week, as in other locations across the country.No arrests have been made in Dorn’s killing.,A retired police captain was fatally shot by looters in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, and the entire incident unfolded on Facebook Live.The victim, 77-year-old David Dorn, was killed on a sidewalk in front of a pawn shop Tuesday morning, during violent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.Several people, including a state pol, reportedly watched Dorn’s murder take place in a clip on the social media platform, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.“I just seen a man die on live man! Smh,” state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge wrote on Facebook. The video has since been taken down, and Facebook told the Post-Dispatch that it was trying to gather information about the incident.Dorn’s wife told the paper that her husband was a friend of the pawnshop’s owner and would check on the property, including when its burglar alarm went off. There were widespread violent protests in St. Louis overnight.Courtesy: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge/Facebook Another person commented that as Dorn was dying, no one helped him but chose to instead record the man’s death.The video has since been removed. Facebook informed the Post-Dispatch that the social media outlet is gathering information about the incident.Dorn’s wife told the newspaper that her husband was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and would often check on the property when the burglar alarm would sound. He spent half of his life on the Missouri police force.There have been widespread violent protests in St. Louis this week, as in other locations across the country.No arrests have been made in Dorn’s killing.,The video has since been taken down, and Facebook told the Post-Dispatch that it was trying to gather information about the incident.Dorn’s wife told the paper that her husband was a friend of the pawnshop’s owner and would check on the property, including when its burglar alarm went off. There were widespread violent protests in St. Louis overnight.Courtesy: Rep. Rasheen Aldridge/Facebooklast_img read more

Restoring Hope to the Hopeless, Episcopal Church Identifies with Several Ebola Survivals, Victims in…

first_imgIn obedience to the Holy Book the Bible, which speaks of being thy brother’s keeper and lending a helping hand to the less fortunate and afflicted, the Episcopal Church of Liberia has distributed several food and non-food materials to Ebola survivors and victims in lower Margibi County.The Episcopal Church donation exercise was done in collaboration with the US-based Episcopal Relief and Development and the United Society, a Norwegian-based humanitarian organization.The distribution was carried out last Thursday to Ebola survivals and victims in Dolo Town, Lower Margibi. Dolo Town, it may  be recalled, was recently quarantined for about a month after several individuals contracted the deadly Ebola Virus disease (EVD) and several others were showing signs and symptoms of the disease.During the course of the quarantine, several residents complained of the shortage of food and other necessities, which was primarily because people could not travel in or out of the area.Government later lifted the quarantine, but residents were still facing the effects of the restriction exercise.Rev. Fr. Victor M. King, who led the Episcopal team to the town, said, “This is why [our church]  has come to intervene.  We want to help the survivors and victims with the little we have, so that they may start their lives over after such a tense period, during which the people were quarantined.”The items distributed by the Church included, Argo Oil, Rice, soap, Clorox, sardine, buckets as well as flyers to educate them on the prevention of the disease.Rev. Fr. King, who spoke on behalf of the head of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, Most Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, who is also archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa, said the exercise was intended to buttress the effort of government in its Ebola fight in the country.Rev. King told the gathering that the Episcopal Church is deeply concerned about the Ebola situation in the country, and as such, ECL is ready to go beyond the border to help rescue people who have being affected by the disease.According to him,  “the Episcopal Churches does not wait for people to die before extending a helping hand to them, but they are there to help at all times.” Rev. Fr. King, who is also the Archdeacon of the South-Western  Liberia, told the survivors and victims that all is not  lost. “You can count your blessing and name them one by one, because people that went there did not make it, but for you, you made it and you have the reason to tell God “Thank you.”Moreover, Fr. King urged the survivors and victims to worship God because it was He that saved their lifes.For her part, the program coordinator of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, Madam Agnes Wilson Perkins, told the victims and survivors that the church was not only donating food but they are also engaged  in creating an awareness on the prevention of the disease.Madam Perkins narrated that the mission of the Episcopal Church is to travel in the fifteen counties to distribute food and non-food items to Ebola survivors and victims.According to her, the disease is now a common enemy in Liberia and as a church, they are not only preaching about Ebola trough sermons but also preaching about the disease through the development of the human mind.The Episcopal Church of Liberia program coordinator put the total cost of the items at US$20,000 which will cover Cape Mount, Bomi and River Cess, among others.Meanwhile, Ebola survivors and victims of Dolo Town used the occasion to thank the Episcopal Church of Liberia and its partners for the gesture.In a related development, the Episcopal Church of Liberia has started a two-week intensive free nutritional meal program for Ebola patients at the Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Glitz and glam at St Eunan’s College prom night – Pic Special

first_imgStudents from St Eunan’s College celebrated their prom night on Wednesday night las – with plenty of glitz and glam on display.The night of fun made for a great occasion in the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny.Clive Wasson was in attendance to capture some of the best moments. Caoimhe Gallagher and Erin Doherty at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonProm King and Queen, Aisling Cullen and Ben Harkin at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonMegan Duff and Paul Bradley at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonRosa Barrett, Roisin Conaghan and Tina Doherty at the St. Eunan’s College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonCiara O’Malley Aife Davis, Claire Young and Conor Halby at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonLucy O’Connell and Kathryn Kelly at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonKeelan Margey and Matthew Coyle at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonDarren Ferry and Mark McGinty at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonLucia McNamara, Tiernan O’Boyle, Owen Watson and Erin Doherty at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonCaoimhe Gallahger, Aoife Gallagher and Yvonne Gibson at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonLauren White and Ronan Dorrian at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonKatie Lapsley,, Liam Gallagher and Karen McClean at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonJohn Joman, Keith Bautista and Sai Prathamesh at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonFinnian O’Donnell and Maeve Doherty at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonDearbhla Doherty and James Larkin at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonMolly Moore, Rachel Foy, Laura Crossan, Jodie McGlinchey, Ronan McCann and Oisin Sweeney at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonDina Doherty, Rosa Barrett and Roisin Connaghan at the St. Eunans College prom in the Silver Tassie on Wednesday night last. Photo Clive WassonGlitz and glam at St Eunan’s College prom night – Pic Special was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NBA rescinds Draymond Green’s technical in Game 2 vs. Rockets

first_imgDraymond Green has three more technical fouls to spend this postseason, now that his technical from Tuesday night’s Game 2 win over the Rockets was rescinded.Green and Houston center Nene got tangled up after a free-throw attempt in the second half. They exchanged seemingly minor words but were assessed matching technical fouls.It would have been Green’s fourth of the playoffs, leaving him just three away from a one-game suspension, but the Warriors were confident Tuesday night that the NBA …last_img

Cagey crafts from cage diving

first_imgThe shark motif on the decorative braidthat started off the Cagey Gear business. Cordelia Dodo making a lightweight rainjacket in the small Cagey Gear factory.(Images: Jennifer Stern)Jennifer SternTourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of South Africa’s economy, and is ideally placed to create new jobs. But when people think of those jobs, they tend to think of waiters, hotel managers, field guides and housekeeping staff. What they often forget is the spin-off of tourist industries. Sometimes a well-developed tourism product can provide unexpected benefits.The little town of Gansbaai, in the Western Cape just a few hours’ drive east of Cape Town, offers an excellent example of this. Having long languished in the shadow of its much more glamorous neighbour, Hermanus, on the other side of Walker Bay, this little fishing village gained international recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the best shark cage diving destination in the world.The prosperity brought by the increased number of visitors can be clearly seen in the town. Guest houses, shops, restaurants and other small businesses have sprung up to service both tourists and residents.Most of the shark cage diving boats leave from the small-boat harbour at Kleinbaai, a few kilometres from Gansbaai. The unpretentious little harbour – in fact little more than a slipway – started seeing huge numbers of local and international tourists. And no-one was taking advantage of the captive market.But Kim MacLean and Terry McCarthy, who together run Shark Lady, a shark cage diving company, saw the gap. They teamed up with Colleen Emmenis and Annalie Theunisson, from Art-i-kapa. Theunisson and Emmenis, both artists, are accredited trainers in the Media, Advertising, Printing, Publishing and Packaging Sectoral Education and Training Authority. They trained a couple of people in craft making, and took over two little kiosks at the harbour. They were a mess, but they tidied them up, and then they started selling craft on a small scale.Fun and funky clothing“We had one little sewing machine,” says MacLean. “A domestic sewing machine.  So we started sewing braid onto clothing for the crew.”The braid was a pretty South African flag-inspired shark motif that MacLean had designed, and it looked great. “All my clients wanted to buy the crew’s clothes from them.”This gave her an idea. She had always wondered how she could employ more people in her business but there are only so many jobs on a boat. So she, McCarthy, Emmenis and Theunisson decided to start a clothing manufacturing venture to employ women in the area.Luckily, Shark Lady was about to start building new custom-designed premises in front of the harbour. There was an existing building there, and MacLean thought maybe it could be turned into something useful.“Let’s not bulldoze the building. I told Solly [Solly Madikane, Director of Socio-Economic Development, Overstrand Municipality]. We’ll take it apart carefully and, if you can organise the trucks to move it, we’ll re-erect in Masakane [the local township] to be a small clothing factory.”But Madikane had a surprise for her. He took her into the township and showed her an empty building with 16 industrial sewing machines in it. They were part of an employment-creation project that had never got off the ground. After a little paperwork Cagey Gear was born.“The name came into my head about two years ago. Then, when we knew we were going to get this building going, I decided I must start getting Cagey Gear going.”It’s early days yet, and the range so far includes sweatshirts, fleeces and light rain jackets that can be folded into a pocket so they double up as a small bag or even a travel pillow.Conservation messageWhile the main reason for opening the factory is to create employment, there are lots of spin-offs. First, it certainly doesn’t harm Shark Lady’s bottom line. But, more importantly, it’s an opportunity for MacLean get on her favourite hobby horse.“I want to do T-shirts with a conservation message on them. Not just bland things – really funky designs with a good message.”These will work in two ways. Hopefully, the people buying them will endorse the message and pass it on, but it’s also part of her plant to use the factory to start to conscientise the community about marine conservation. It will be tied in with an educational programme for children, and MacLean is hoping to get marine conservation specifically put into the curriculum of the new school that is currently being built at Blom Park – Gansbaai’s second township area.And it’s not just clothing. Shark Lady’s brand new shark diving centre, called The Great White Shark Embassy, and which will constitute the main outlet for Cagey Gear, is also a restaurant and emporium selling all manner of things sharky.“Kids are always coming in here wanting to buy shark’s teeth,” MacLean says. “So we thought of making little resin teeth. On the back of the card it will explain why you shouldn’t buy real shark’s teeth.” This would form part of the craft programme that is to be run together with, but separate from, the clothing factory.It’s early days yet, sales have been good.“Things are walking out the shop,” MacLean says. “We’re working hard to keep up.”But she’s confident that they will rise to the challenge. “It’s going well and I think it will grow into a big brand, so we’ll have to enlarge the factory. “Useful linksMarine Dynamics Shark Lady Shark Diving Unlimited White Shark Projects Apex Predators Natal Sharks Board Afri-Oceans Conservation Alliance Save our Seas Sharkspotters South African Shark Conservancy Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourismlast_img read more

Video Tutorial: Create a DIY Wireless China Ball Light

first_imgNo more looking for an outlet when you’re setting up lights on set. This DIY light kit offers mobile, cinematic light for under $200.Every filmmaker has run into this dilemma — you found the perfect shooting location, but you have no power for lighting. Whether you can’t afford a $200 generator rental or there’s no 200-ft stinger to connect to an outlet, lighting on location can seem impossible. Well, not anymore.This rig was designed by filmmaker Michael Mullins to light an outdoor documentary shoot. We liked it so much that we wanted to share it with all of you. Let’s get started! Gathering the PartsHere are the parts you need to complete this build:12-volt lawn and garden rechargable batteryAWG battery connector24-inch China BallHanging lantern cord750-watt power inverter3-in-1 light socket splitter3 100-watt-equivalent LED bulbsPainter’s poleBattery chargerYou can find all of these parts online for just over $200.Assembling the RigOnce you have assembled all of your parts, it’s time to put them together to create this piece of gear. Remember, you’re working with electricity, so be extremely careful with the battery and wires. It may be only a 12-volt battery, but it can still pack a punch.Connecting the Battery to the Power InverterFor this step, take your battery and the screws out of the box and set them on the table. Take out your battery connectors and slide the bolt through both of the holes once you have lined them up, then secure them with the nut. Make sure to tighten them with a pair of pliers for a secure connection.Remember, once the cables are connected, DO NOT touch them together! They will spark and cause a serious safety hazard. You can always cover one of them with a piece of electrical tape just to be safe.After the cables are secure, it’s time to connect them to the power inverter. This is the easy part — all you have to do is unscrew the caps on top and connect them with the corresponding-colored wire. Screw them back on once you have connected the wire, and you now have an active connection!Securing the Battery to the InverterTake some electrical or gaff tape, and lay a strip over the live connections on the battery. You don’t want live connections out in the open, especially when this thing is going to be in a backpack. Once you’ve done that, begin taping the inverter to the front of the battery. It’s a lot safer to have these two connected so they don’t come loose in a backpack. Two wrap-arounds will do the trick.Setting Up the China BallGrab your hanging lantern cord, your three lightbulbs, and your light splitter. Attach the three bulbs to the splitter, then attach that to the hanging lantern cord. Plug it in to the power supply, turn it on, and create light! (Hopefully, you get as excited as I did.)From here, you just slip the lights inside of the assembled china ball, then loop it around the hook on top to keep it secure. Grab your painter’s pole, and wrap the top of the cable around it. Secure it with a few loops of tape.Go ahead and load up your backpack, turn it on, and . . . Congratulations! You have your very own portable light source!How to Charge the RigThe battery on this rig will last just about eight hours, so make sure to connect it to the battery charger after your shoot. All you have to do to charge it is connect the charger clips to the battery’s open connections — no need to disassemble the whole thing.What Can You Use This For?There are endless possibilities when using this rig. No more downtime on set to set up lights and c-stands; just turn it on and put it in the right place. This rig will primarily come in handy during outdoor night shoots. (You won’t have to deal with the pain of generator noise using these.)You can also use the power bank for any number of things that need an outlet, such as a phone or camera battery charger. Just make sure you don’t plug anything too powerful into it so you don’t fry the battery.The world is now your well-lit oyster with this rig. Go forth, and make some cinematic content without worrying about outlets.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Minimize Your Lighting Setups For Narrative ShootsCreate An Animated Website Presentation Using After EffectsESCAPE ROOM (Short Film) — How To Composite Your Own StuntsVideo Tutorial: Camera Tips for Stabilizing a Shot in PostVideo Tutorial: Animate a 2D Mobile Device with After Effectslast_img read more