Dean Collects Another MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

first_imgThis most recent MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honor is the 21st this season by a Drake student-athlete, the most of any Valley program. Dean’s stellar MVC Tournament helped earn the Bulldogs a berth in this week’s NCAA Tournament field as a No. 13 seed. She and her teammates face fourth-seeded Texas A&M Friday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the 11th time in the last 15 weeks, a member of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named a Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, presented by Eagle Bank & Trust Company. Junior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) is the latest Bulldog to earn the honor, her second of the season. Last week, Dean led the Bulldogs to a second-straight MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament championship and earned tourney MVP honors.  Dean averaged 17.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, while shooting 52 percent from the field and 47 percent from behind the three-point arc.  The junior scored 19 points with five rebounds and three assists in the quarterfinal win over Valparaiso, 22 points with seven boards and three assists in the semifinal win over Southern Illinois and 10 points with five rebounds and five assists in the title game win over UNI.  2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 10 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 10 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballJan. 17 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballJan. 17 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 31 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Maddy Dean, Women’s BasketballFeb. 14 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballMarch 1 – Reed Timmer, Women’s BasketballMarch 7 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballMarch 14 – Maddy Dean, Women’s Basketball Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

How Journalists Are Using Pinterest

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Pinterest has been flooded with recipes and other food-related images. Any publication that has covers food would be right at home there. Pennsylvania-based Smart Magazine has seized the opportunity, using Pinterest to promote their recipes and restaurant reviews. Contrary to its early reputation, Pinterest is about much more than dessert porn and wedding plans. It can be used to curate content about a wide range of subjects, as evidenced by NPR’s account. The public radio network pins plenty of its food coverage, but also delves into music, books, technology and health. Branching off the from main NPR account, NPRMusic has its own presence on Pinterest, where music reviews, in-studio performances and artist interviews are presented in an eye-catching array of pinboards. The Guardian’s Pinterest profile is similarly broad, spanning multiple categories and coverage areas. Some boards are inexplicably sparse (only three pins on the Olympics board?), while others are richly populated (97 July 4th pies!). Al Jazeera eschews such broad strokes in favor of granular, topic-specific boards. Sure, they link to their own coverage of stories like the Joseph Kony controversy and Egypt’s democratic transition,  but they also solicit audience feedback via their Crowdsourced News pinboard, which is open to submissions from viewers and readers. Al Jazeera’s social prowess is on display in The Stream, a deeply interactive, Web-fueled show that maintains its own separate Pinterest account. In addition to promoting and crowdsourcing stories, newsroom use Pinterest to hold contests. These promotions let publications resurface content from their archives or enhance coverage of local or topical niches.  Part 1: How Journaists Are Using InstagramPart 2: How Journalists Are Using PinterestPart 3: How Journalists Are Using Google+Part 4: How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Pinterest is quickly finding its way into the social strategies of media organizations large and small, even as the company itself is still figuring out its business model. Here’s how they’re using the virtual scrapbooking service. (Part 2 of a 4-part series on how journalists are using social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter.)For a publisher, Pinterest’s chief advantages are twofold. First, it engages readers in a new context, one that is uniquely visual. It also turns out to have big potential in the traffic-driving department. See also: How Journalists Are Using InstagramLike more established social networks, Pinterest is used to share links to articles, photos, and other content. It’s somewhat like Twitter or Facebook in this respect, but laid out and categorized differently. Since it’s heavily visual, Pinterest works best for content that has compelling imagery, be it photography, illustrations or the occasional infographic. Integration with services like SoundCloud and Vimeo make Pinterest a good fit for sharing audio and video as well.  Related Posts Tags:#Pinterest#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… john paul titlowlast_img read more

What Editors Can Learn From Cinematographers

first_imgPick up some great wisdom for your video editing career from these 88 professional cinematographers.Image credit: The Black and BlueThe Black and Blue is a fantastic website for aspiring cinematographers and working camera assistants. It’s chock full of fantastic filmmaking advice and the best free pocket camera guides on the web. In a recent article camera assistant Evan Luzi compiled this epic list of the best professional advice these 88 professional cinematographers ever received. The entire article is well worth a read, but I thought it would be useful to pull out a few choice nuggets of wisdom that are really applicable to everyone working in film….even video editors.Be a DiplomatPhoto credit: FlickrAs you read through the extensive list of quotes in the article, what really stands out to me is how important all of your ‘soft-skills’ are to building a successful career. You might be the most technically accomplished creative there is, but if you’re horrible to be around, then you really will struggle to find work.This thought from Bill Bennet ASC is a brilliant example of how to apply those diplomatic skills practically. It is a true as anywhere that diplomacy matters in the edit suite.“Never pass up the opportunity to keep your mouth shut!’ What they don’t tell you in cinematography training is that your job is 50 percent cinematography and 50 percent diplomacy. I’ve learned the hard way that when things go south, as they sometimes do, it’s best to pause and reflect on what’s happening and why before opening your mouth and blurting out what first comes to mind. No one remembers what you didn’t say, but they will certainly remember something you said in haste.” – Bill Bennett, ASCFor a little snippet of Bill Bennett in action check out this short extract from a masterclass he gave on lighting a car, with what he calls ‘liquid light’.Listen to Your GutImage credit: Wikimedia“The film business is like a prizefight: It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it’s how many times you get up and go again.” – Sam NicholsonAs creative professionals there is one thing that makes you utterly unique in a very competitive industry and that is your gut instinct. But if you don’t make the most of these instincts, you’ll never be making the most of your most valuable asset.Obviously finding out which parts of your instincts are worth listening to takes time, experience, failure and the courage to try again. In the edit suite try to cut on instinct rather than on the rules in your head. Go with what feels right rather than if the continuity is perfectly aligned or your cutting appropriately through different shot sizes.“Have a clear vision, design and objective for every scene. Then, by lighting with your instincts along with your intention and setting your own level of excellence, you will find satisfaction.” – Rene Ohashi, ASC, CSCSmall Things Make a Big DifferencePhoto credit: williambrawley on FlickrLastly it is interesting to note how many small (but practical) things are the ‘best piece of professional advice’ some of these cinematographers have received – from things like being early, to getting enough sleep or eating a decent breakfast and wearing the right shoes.In the edit suite I think some of the smallest things that can make the biggest difference are things like turning around to talk to your director, being willing to try an idea (even if you already did and it didn’t work the first time) or things as tiny as always offering to make a cup of tea for a client.From my agent: ‘Be the happiest guy on set.’ He was right. – Frank B ByersFrom George Folsey Sr.: ‘Whenever you go into production, eat a good breakfast and sit down whenever you can.’ Good advice. – Peter Deming, ASCThe advice I got the first day I worked in the film business: Always be five minutes early to work, never five minutes late. But more importantly, live on the edge when it comes to your photography — take risks. Put your ideas on film and fall down a few times; it will make you a great filmmaker. – Salvatore Totinolast_img read more

Amber Fort’s Maotha lake to get a new lease of life

first_imgThe charm of the Maotha lake situated outside the historic Amber Fort, near here, will be restored with its replenishment with water supplied from Banas river’s Bisalpur dam. The lake, which collects rain water flowing down from the nearby hills, has at present very little water after it remained dried-up for several months.The picturesque lake, which has the “Kesar Kyari” garden in its middle, was the main source of water for the Amber Palace and common people before the erstwhile royal capital was shifted to the newly-built Jaipur city in 18th century.The Water Resources Department’s plan to fill up the lake artificially will improve the ground water recharge, help in the supply of drinking water to the residents of Amber town and provide water to wild animals in the region. This is the second such exercise being undertaken after 2012 to revive traditional water sources and restore environmental balance.Public Health Engineering Department’s Principal Secretary Sandeep Verma said here on Tuesday that the Bisalpur dam in Tonk district, which was full to the brim after an increase in water inflow from its catchment areas during monsoon, was the “natural choice” as source of water for Maotha lake. The dam is currently supplying water to Jaipur, Tonk and Ajmer towns.Mr. Verma said the Maotha lake’s capacity was 300 million litres, which was equivalent to one day’s water supply from Bisalpur to Jaipur. “The water body’s replenishment will increase the water table of local sources by about 5 metres, which will give a major relief to the town’s residents,” he said.‘No adverse impact’ Mr. Verma said there was no possibility of adverse impact by the supply of water to Maotha lake on the availability of drinking water in Jaipur and other towns, for which the Bisalpur dam had emerged as a lifeline during the last decade.last_img read more

Swiss cable operators Finecom has chosen Agama Tec

first_imgSwiss cable operators Finecom has chosen Agama Technologies to provide its DTV Monitoring solution for service quality monitoring, assurance and analytics. Finecom operates the fibre backbone for 21 independent cable network operators providing the Quickline quad-play offering to users in over 300 Swiss municipalities.Agama’s DTV Monitoring solution includes the Analyser OMNIA, Agama’s latest cable TV quality assurance probe that supports concurrent real-time monitoring of up to 48 QAM RF multiplexes and their contained services in one 2U server, according to the company.“We’re very pleased to have won this deal and we’re excited to be working with yet another proactive and progressive player in the cable space,” says Mikael Dahlgren, CEO of Agama Technologies.“By combining our comprehensive solution with our domain expertise and experience, Finecom will have the best support in both daily operations and continuous long-term improvements to efficiently manage and assure the TV service quality and the customers’ experience.” Agama Technologies will exhibit at ANGA COM on stand H18, hall 10.2.last_img read more