Final Steel Beam To Be Installed In USI Arena

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgWHAT: The final steel beam will be placed for the construction of the new Arena on the University of Southern Indiana campus.WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, July 20. Anticipated time for installation is 10 minutes.WHERE: The University of Southern Indiana Physical Activities Center (PAC). A map of campus that includes the PAC can be found at USI.edu/map. Parking will be available in Lot C, adjacent to the PAC.MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Jon Mark Hall, USI athletic director, will be available to speak with media members from 10 to 10:30 a.m. No tours will be offered at this time.ARENA BY THE NUMBERS:90,000 total square feet11,745 tons of concrete used in construction4,700 seats173” digital scoreboard30  construction days lost due to snow or rain12 feet from front row to court4 National Championship trophies to be displayed, including 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship4 club rooms3 concession stands3 basketball courts3 volleyball courtsTRADITIONS: Members of the USI community had a chance to sign the beam prior to the end of the spring 2018 semester (photo included above). When it is placed, the beam will feature a Christmas tree (as part of a tradition of the steelworkers’ union) as well as a USI flag, an American Flag and a banner for Midwest Steel.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Gooners not convinced with this decision from Wenger – ‘lost it’?

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgBournemouth v Arsenal is live on talkSPORTArsenal fans were not convinced by manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to start Mathieu Flamini in midfield at Bournemouth.It’s a game the Gunners must win to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester to five points.But even though the midfielder picked up a booking shortly after the game began, Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Here, talkSPORT looks at some tweets from Gooners pre-match. 1 Mathieu Flamini was the cause of anger from Arsenal fans when it was revealed he was starting against Bournemouth last_img read more


Mt. St. Helens Performs Fast Rock

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_imgBefore reading the caption, look at the picture of this football-field size mountain of rock at Astronomy Picture of the Day and guess how old it is.  The answer: about five months.  The smooth rock slab with its cornice tip has grown as much as a meter a day.  The caption contains links to more information about the phenomenon.Someone should date that rock with radiometric methods and find out how many millions of years old it is.  Since there are no fossils in it, it must be Precambrian.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Talk Is Cheap: What Does The Facebook Backlash Really Mean?

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgThere’s a website working to organize a coordinated dumping of Facebook and there’s a search suggestion on Google prompting users to find out how to delete their Facebook account. There are even droves of the technorati leaving the social network. But what does all of this hubbub over Facebook and privacy really add up to? According to Hitwise, it’s all added up to a 3% increase in visits last week accounting for nearly 9% of all U.S. visits. The tweet from Hitwise reads “Amid hub-bub, @Facebook.com visits up 3% last week vs. prev week & receiving 8.59% of all US visits. Up 8% for May-to-date vs. April.”When we first wrote about Quit Facebook Day last Friday, there were nine people signed up. Jay Yarrow with the Silicon Valley Insider quickly put this into perspective, noting that 0.00000068% of Facebook users were promising to quit Facebook on May 31. Since then, the number has grown to just under 5,000 users who vow to ditch the social networking giant, bringing that percentage to 0.00001% of an expected 500 million strong userbase. Eric Eldon of Inside Facebook says he looks at Facebook’s traffic and user numbers each month and they’re still inconclusive according to his calculations. “Facebook may have seen a slight slowdown after f8, but it has seen dips before, and we do not have enough information yet to determine if there is a meaningful relationship between traffic and the privacy changes… or if there is even a slowdown,” writes Eldon in a response to the Hitwise tweet this morning.Of course, only time will tell in a situation like this, but we’ve seen little if any response from Facebook to indicate that it sees these 5,000 users, or the silent others, as little more than casualties of war in its bid to reorganize the Web. mike melanson Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Tags:#Facebook#news#privacy#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more


How To Become a Video Editor: Advice from EditFest London 2015

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgWant to break into video editing? Leading TV and film editors from around the globe share their top insights on the post production business.I was lucky enough to attend the third annual American Cinema Editors EditFest London event, in which top film and TV editors gather to share their work, discuss their craft and generally open up the doors of the edit suite to the outside world.The EditFest is held in New York, Los Angeles and London are a rare opportunity to hear firsthand from some of the world’s foremost editors and I just want to publicly thank ACE for once again hopping across the pond to make something happen in London…it’s very much appreciated. It was fantastic to hear pearls of wisdom from such high caliber editors as Mark Sanger (Gravity), Barney Pilling (Grand Budapest Hotel), Lisa Gunning (Seven Psychopaths, 50 Shades of Grey) Anthony Boys (Veep, In the Loop) and Yan Miles (Sherlock, Band of Brothers) – to name just a few of the fine EditFest London panelists.In the course of the day the panelists – first TV editors and then feature film editors, topped off with an intimate conversation with legendary editor Terry Rawlings – covered a lot of ground, but I thought I’d draw out two particularly important points: how to get started in your editing career and how to move from assistant editing to editor.How to Break into the Edit SuiteImage from Blackmagic Design, DaVinci ResolveOne of the most obvious questions at an EditFest event is “How did you get started? How did you get your first break into the edit suite?” The consistent answer is: there is no one way. Everyone’s journey is different. Which is true, but, a common path is to start off as a runner in a post house and then work your way up as an assistant and then with a bit of luck and encouragement, step up to the editing chair itself.I got myself in as an assistant to editors. and I absolutely cherished that journey. The stuff that I learned in the room isn’t just about how to edit, it’s about the nuances, it’s about the personalities, it’s about the politics, it’s about the people in the room, it’s about the producers, it’s about what we eat for lunch, it’s about what time we start work, it’s about so many things and I wouldn’t have learned that at film school. I had to learn that from other editors. – Yan Miles ACEOne way the panelists all agreed would not get you into the suite was as a ‘know-it-all’ and that personality and simply ‘being a nice person’ was of huge importance.Technical skills are a good way in. Because most editors are so busy they need an assistant who can anticipate what the editor’s going to need next, and so if your gamut of experience is that you’re technically hot but also you’re genuinely interested and hungry for storytelling. And that you’re a nice person. That’s really important as well. Because it’s a tiny space and everyone get’s tired and grumpy but if you’re the sort of positive, happy, calm assistant, any editor will welcome you into their environment. Personality is so important in so many ways in the cutting room. – Caroline BleakleyI’d say it’s more important to be an nice person, than to be good at your job in fact. For an assistant I’d hire someone who I get on with more than someone whose got better credits. Because if they don’t know something you can teach them. But you still get on them. – Anthony Boys, ACEOne of the TV editing panelists, Emma Oxley, raised an important point concerning the changing nature of the industry, largely due to the explosion of footage that digital filmmaking enables, which alters the assistants role dramatically:Nowadays the system’s changed so much, the assistants don’t have time to assemble, they’re just transcoding or exporting. They don’t even see the media anymore… But we now have trainees who don’t even know the Avid at all. So rather than working as a runner in a post house and potentially getting stuck in a machine room for a few years, we’re always looking for an extra trainee who is on a lot less money than the 1st or 2nd assistant but once you’ve got a few trainee jobs, generally it’s much easier to get your first assisting job. And I think that’s probably one of the quicker routes. And if you’re good, you’ll be constantly busy. – Emma OxleyEditor Caroline Bleakley shared an excellent tip for those assistants or trainee’s lucky enough to find some time to sit over an editors shoulder, on making the most of your time in the edit suite:Try to get into other people’s cutting rooms. Try to absorb as much as you can, but also come wanting to learn something specific, because that’s always useful in terms of engaging an editor in a conversation. There’s nothing worse than being told, ”would you mind if someone comes and sits in the back of your cutting room for a whole day.” And you’re trying to do the job in this terribly tight schedule, but also you want to pass the knowledge on – so it’s always great to come wanting to learn something specific because that’s a great way to engage an editor, we can then have a very clear conversation, whilst carrying on editing.But how do you even get into an edit suite in the first place, especially if you don’t know anyone? VEEP editor, Anthony Boys ACE, shared a very modern perspective on the whole conundrum.Today, it’s much easier to connect with people. It’s the oldest phrase in the book “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” And it’s the same for all of us, we’re still working with directors who just bring us back time after time. When you’re just starting out getting those first relationships is very tough. But now it’s so much easier to connect with people. Get on Twitter, get on Reddit, get on all the different websites and forums you can. Offer your services for free. Because you might meet some director whose fresh out of film school who is making a short, and if you cut it for free and he likes you,  he might go on to become someone and you’ll work with him forever.Stepping up from Assistant to EditorSo if you have found your way into the edit suite and you’re working successfully as an assistant, how do you find the opportunity to step up into the editing chair? Moderator, John Wilson ACE, shared a useful insight on this from his own personal experience. I was working on the first three series of Downton Abbey, and my assistant showed immense enthusiasm and ability, he’s now edited three series of Downton Abbey, and not only has he been elevated as the series progresses – because if you get into something that’s going to be a long running series, that’s where you’ll have your opportunities because not only is the assistant now the editor but the production co-ordinator is now the producer and so on and there’s a lot of examples in that series of people coming through.Emma Oxley shared an interesting solution to the golden-handcuff problem of working as an assistant for highly established editors.I was assisting working with some high-end editors on ‘two-parters’ and ‘one-offs’, and even though it was fantastic and you were surrounded by great people and with great writers, it was harder to get that break into editing. But I was fortunate enough to have a friend assisting on Hotel Babylon [a British mainstream TV series] and he was promoted to editor and so he took me on. And I thought if he’s going to be promoted, then this company is big on seeing people moved up, and I’ll take the chance with them. A few months later I got to edit the B block. And that’s how we both got our breaks. I’m not saying Hotel Babylon wasn’t as good as the one off’s but it was more mainstream and in it’s 4th and 5th series, so it’s much easier to be given that chance.So it seems like it’s a great idea to a) work on a successful series for the long haul, b) have other friends who are assisting and might get promoted and or as I heard from another assistant c) wait for your show to be cancelled and then step up into the more senior positions while the established people flee to more stable gigs.last_img read more


The One Person Who Deserves Your Total Honesty

Posted On Dec 9 2019 by

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You knew the answer to the question about who deserves your total honesty when you clicked the link that brought you here. You knew that this post was going to be a not-so-gentle nudge and some tough love, didn’t you? Some part of your subconscious mind wants you to read this.You have to love yourself enough to be brutally honest with yourself.Maybe you are not in good physical shape, you aren’t exercising enough, and you aren’t eating right. You can lie to yourself and tell yourself that because you aren’t as bad as some other people, that you are okay. But you aren’t okay, and you know you need to make serious changes. Be honest.You aren’t happy in your work now. You know that you are not doing the proactive work that would allow you to love your job, so you lie to yourself and pretend it’s “the company,” “your manager,” or “your compensation package.” If you are honest with yourself, you will admit that you need to change your part of your relationship with your work. You will be the common denominator at the next place you work, you know, when you feel the same way you do now. It’s not “them.” It’s you that has to change.You are not earning or saving enough money. You know that you are not where you need to be now. You can lie to yourself and pretend that there will be time for you to make up what you haven’t earned and saved, but that time has been slipping away for a long time. If you are honest with yourself, you know that you need to take action now.We all lie to ourselves. We absolve ourselves of responsibility as a way to protect our identity, and our ego. But if you want to improve your life, you’ll stop lying to yourself.You are 100% responsible for your life. You are probably responsible for a lot of other people as well. Some of the people who love you will never call you on your own “stuff.” But because you alone are responsible for your life, you have to be brutally honest with yourself, especially when you don’t like the content of the internal dialogue.Being honest with yourself isn’t about beating yourself up. It’s about challenging yourself to become the best possible version of you. It’s about not letting yourself down. It’s about not letting other people down. It’s about living to your full potential.If the truth hurts, don’t try to avoid it. Make it so the content of that truth is no longer true.You owe yourself the truth.last_img read more


M.P. panel to probe AYUSH doctors practising allopathy

Posted On Dec 1 2019 by

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh government has constituted a team to look into AYUSH doctors taking up modern medicine and prescribing allopathic drugs at private hospitals.“The services of AYUSH doctors are being used for night duty at most of the hospitals in the private sector,” reads an order dated September 13 on the constitution of the team. “In reality what is going on, the department has no information regarding this.”According to the rules, says the order, ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (AYUSH) doctors can’t prescribe allopathic drugs. Though allopathy hospitals can employ AYUSH doctors, they cannot be allowed to prescribe drugs, State AYUSH Department Additional Chief Secretary Shikha Dubey told The Hindu. “At present, we don’t know how many such doctors are there, and for how long have they been prescribing allopathic drugs. The team will submit a report within a month,” she said.Unlike many States, Madhya Pradesh hasn’t yet permitted AYUSH doctors to practice modern medicine, but they could prescribe 72 drugs at integrated dispensaries in rural areas, only after passing a six-month course. States like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand have allowed the practice dwelling upon Rule 2 (ee) (iii) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, after the Supreme Court in the 1987 case of Dr. Mukhtiar Chand allowed it by the means of State orders. ‘Clear fraud’ “You could have called it negligence if it was by an allopathy doctor. This is clear fraud; it is criminal,” said Anand Rai, who last year exposed several AYUSH doctors at private hospitals in Indore deputed at intensive care units to attend to emergency cases and perform surgeries. “At private hospitals, patients are fleeced on an hourly basis. Just to make more money, they employ AYUSH doctors,” said Dr. Rai, the Vyapam scam whistle-blower. “How do you expect someone practising herbal medicine to perform complicated procedures on patients?”Santanu Sen, Indian Medical Association national president, said it was in principle against allowing the practice and Section 32 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, which “promoted quackery”. When told many IMA-affiliated hospitals had employed AYUSH doctors in the past, Dr. Sen clarified: “We are an organisation of around four lakh doctors. If anyone violates the IMA’s stand, that’s just an individual agenda.” Highlighting lack of AYUSH infrastructure, Ramavtar Chaudhary, national general secretary, AYUSH Medical Association said, “The government, whose institutions are allopathy-centric, pushes our doctors to take it up just to show it meets the WHO doctor-population ratio.” Still, there is one doctor for 16,996 people in Madhya Pradesh, according to the National Health Profile 2018, against the World Health Organization’s prescribed ratio of 1 for 1,000. The NITI Aayog in May had said the country was expected to reach the norm by 2024. In colleges itself, he added, students were told they could switch to allopathy later. “What else will they practice in the absence of adequate number of AYUSH colleges and facilities at every level of healthcare? The Centre should be clear on allowing medical integration across the country.”last_img read more


Fabletics Announces The Demi Lovato For Fabletics Collaboration In Support Of Girl

Posted On Oct 16 2019 by

first_imgFabletics, the innovative activewear brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, is excited to announce its first-ever collaboration. With the Fabletics mission to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone – regardless of size, shape, age or ability – the new Demi Lovato for Fabletics limited-edition capsule collection reinforces their shared commitment to inclusion, female empowerment and body positivity.Featuring standout pieces inspired by her mission and her music, the first Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection reflects Demi’s authentic voice of female empowerment and unique style. The collection will support the brand’s ongoing partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign – a “by girls, for girls” movement that empowers girls to become a force for change for girls everywhere.“When we first met, I remember being so impressed by how intelligent, accomplished and confident Demi was, even at such a young age. I loved her spirit, her honesty and how she was open to showing vulnerability, because that shows so much strength. She naturally came to mind as I was thinking about creating our first collaboration for Fabletics. Demi embodies so many elements of the Fabletics brand in such a unique way; she’s a definitive voice for female empowerment and body positivity – especially for the younger generation – which is something we believe in very strongly at Fabletics,” said Kate Hudson.The Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection will launch with an initial limited edition capsule collection in mid May 2017, which will include an assortment of tops and leggings, followed by a full performance collection in August 2017 ranging from bras and leggings to layering pieces including tops, jackets and much more. The collection reflects the fashion meets performance DNA of Fabletics, blended with styles inspired by Demi’s mission, music, and voice of female empowerment.Of the collaboration, Demi Lovato said: “When I was approached by Kate to do a collaboration for Fabletics, I couldn’t have been more excited. I am thrilled to lend my voice to such a powerful brand and organization, both of which represent many of the values I stand for – particularly the importance of empowering girls. Being involved in the creative design process while being able to have a daily impact on young girls’ lives around the world is so rewarding to me, making this initiative very dear to my heart.”As part of the Fabletics partnership with Girl Up, the brand is dedicated to creating a community that nurtures inspiring, confident, and spirited girls who are able to realize their best selves. By integrating Demi’s authentic voice and passionate influence, Fabletics will further strengthen its efforts to raise funds and awareness for some of the world’s most marginalized adolescent girls, ensuring that they are educated, happy, healthy, safe, and positioned to be leaders in their communities, specifically, with the aim to support one of Girl Up’s priority initiatives, SchoolCycle. With approximately 130 million girls out of school globally, getting girls to school and keeping them there is of utmost importance. Girl Up’s SchoolCycle initiative works with UNFPA to give girls bikes – along with spare parts and maintenance training – so they can continue their education and travel quickly and safely to and from school. The bikes also give girls independence and mobility to create a better future for themselves, their families, and communities.The Demi Lovato for Fabletics capsule collection will be sold across 8 countries and will be available on the official website as well as in the 21 Fabletics stores nationwide.last_img read more


Calhanoglu rules out Milan exit

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgHakan Calhanoglu has ruled out the prospect of leaving AC Milan after admitting he is enjoying life at the club.Calhanoglu had been linked with a return to German football, amidst speculation RB Leipzig had agreed to a deal for the midfielder.However, Rossoneri boss Gennaro Gattuso reportedly vetoed the sale and the Turkey international has since followed suit.“I’m in Milan, I’m a Milan player and I’m happy here,” he told Football ItaliaCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The rest is out of the question right now. I’m preparing for our match at the weekend.”Milan added Lucas Paqueta from Brazilian side Flamengo to their ranks, with the youngster hoping to hit the heights of his fellow countrymen like Cafu, Kaka and Dida.The Italian giants are hoping to seal a Champions League qualification via the league front after a dismal outing in the Europa League.And the club fans are banking on the new recruit and other key players like Calhanoglu to fire them to glory.last_img read more


2020 Range Rover Evoque looks more like a Range Rover than ever

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by