Oilers and Power won one of their two fixtures against the other in regular season (file photo)FUBA National Basketball League Finals-Game OneCity Oilers vs BetWay PowerMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 03-10-2018 @07:00pmLUGOGO – The FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) Men’s finals will get underway on Wednesday evening as five-time defending champions City Oilers take on BetWay Power at the MTN Arena Lugogo.The finals offer Oilers an opportunity equal Falcons’ record for most league titles in history. Oilers are one five championships while Falcons who will return to the top tier next season have six.Power were undoubtedly the best side in the regular season, registering 19 victories and losing only three games.However, they will be facing a side that has defeated them twice en route to two of its five league crowns. Oilers beat Power in 2014 and 16 finals.To get here, Power defeated Ndejje 2-0 in the quarterfinals before overcoming JKL Dolphins 3-1 in the best of five semifinalsFor Oilers, they swept past Sharing Youths in the last eight before somehow defeating KIU Titans 3-1 in the semis despite losing the first game 83-61.Power and Oilers faced off twice in the regular season with either side winning once. Power defeated Oilers 64-56 on the opening day of the season before the defending champions leveled matters with a 65-57 victory of their own.Power will go into the game confident as they have a squad capable of winning any game with the likes Fahmy Sebatindira, Captain Joseph Ikong, Philip Ameny, Geoffrey Soro, Michael Kojjo, Stephen Wundi and Paul Odong all available for selection.However, they will be coming up against arguably the best side in and around the country. The likes of Jimmy Enabu, Stephen Omony, Landry Ndikumana. James Okello, Josh Johnson, Jonathan Egau, Tony Drileba and Daniel Jjuuko will be a more than hard nut to crack.Comments Tags: Betway Powercity oilersFUBA NBLtop
The Oculus Rift has been making headlines for years. Now plenty of developers are using the Oculus Rift to give drone pilots control of the camera.The Oculus Rift headset first started making headlines in 2012 with their Kickstarter campaign for a video game virtual reality (VR) set. Though originally intended as a gaming device, the Oculus has continued to adapt and change the tech world. As the world prepares to get its hands on the device, let’s take a look at some of the great developments that will soon benefit aerial filmmakers. The team over at Tested got an exclusive look at the new DJI M100 quadcopter, also known as the Matrice.It’s a developer-targeted platform designed for customization and carrying a variety of sensors. One of its new features is called Guidance: the use of multiple stereo and ultrasonic sensors for collision detection–this quad can theoretically detect obstacles and resist crashing into them! We also test two developer-made demos: camera control with an Oculus headset and flight with Leap Motion!At the 5:00 minute mark, you will see the Oculus Rift control the DJI camera and gimbal. The Oculus can control the cameras pan and tilt. The aircraft’s yaw and pitch will still be controlled by the radio, or remote control.Using the Oculus to control drone cameras actually dates back to 2013, when Sky Drone released this look at their First Person View (FPV) camera.In the middle of 2014, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology released a look at their project of using a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. The team used two cameras to create a stereoscopic view, which would then be controlled by the Oculus.At the same time, Parrot introduced the Bebop Drone Sky Controller. The controller allowed users to connect their FPV systems for a live aerial view. Their system also supported the Sony FPV and Zeiss Cinemizer.It’s exciting to see all the advancement already being made to the use of this technology. By the time the Oculus is fully released to the public, it’s going to be quite amazing. In fact, Oculus has created the internal Story Studio to help filmmakers learn to use virtual reality. There’s an opportunity to revolutionize video entertainment, especially in home theaters.Want more on drones? No problem. Check out these posts from PremiumBeat:7 Things Filmmakers Can Learn From Incredible Aerial FootageCan You Legally Fly A Drone Through A Fireworks Show?How to Calibrate the DJI Inspire 1 DroneDo you have any experience using the Oculus Rift on set? Are you making films to be watched by the Oculus? Let us know in the comments below.
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