We’ve rounded up some some practical production advice for working with voice-over (VO) in your corporate video projects.Corporate video is all about messaging. Take a hypothetical situation that many corporate video producers face from time to time: you have a client, you have a concept, but you need a way to tie everything together to keep the messaging on point. You can use on-screen text, but that can get boring. You can also use talking-head interviews with corporate spokespeople, but those can be unreliable.A common solution to just about all corporate video messaging problems is adding voice-over narration. While you should never over-use it or rely on it as a crutch to present information, it can be quite practical, and it can give your video a clear voice and direction. Let’s look at these seven tips for finding voice-over talent, getting quality audio recording, and creating dynamic corporate videos that your clients will love.1. Script and ApproveWhen working in corporate video, the client reigns supreme. Yes you could probably make a killer corporate video on your own with no input, but the industry seldom works that way. You need to maintain consistent and clear communication with your clients throughout the process — and nowhere is that more important than in pre-production and scripting.Before you can record your voice-over, you’ll need a script that is planned-out, drafted, revised, reviewed, and signed-off on by your client. If other agencies are involved, make sure they’ve seen the script and have given their approval before you proceed. Even if you can pass the bill along, it’s not in anyone’s best interest to have to re-shoot or re-record down the line.2. Start with In-House TalentImage via Tsian.One trick I learned working on my fair share of corporate voice-over videos is to start with your in-house resources. If you’re confident in your own voice, it can help if you simply record your voice-over track yourself. This will not, and should not, be the final tracking, but it will help you as you begin to lay out your storyboard and shooting schedule. You can check for any awkward phrases, as well as a get a good idea of timing and pacing.3. Consider ProfessionalsOnce you’ve laid out your dummy track, you can begin building out the rest of your video around it. When you’re comfortable with the fit and tone of your voice-over, you can look at other resources. Professional voice-over actors are great, and (if you have the budget), bringing one in-house to record is always the best approach. You can find voice-over actors through talent agencies or other local resources, and you can make casting decisions based on the particulars of your project.4. Online ServicesImage via TZIDO SUN.However, you may be able to work cheaper and quicker with online services. We’ve listed some popular online services below, and many of these work pretty much the same as any other agency — you can review samples and ask for auditions based on segments of your script. Once you get your recordings, you can ask for tweaks, changes, and even new script recordings.VoiceBunnyVoices.comSpeedySpotsFiverr (for the real quick and simple) 5. Quality Voice-Over AudioWhen recording in-house and with professionals via an online service, you should always strive for the highest-quality audio recording. For in-house recording, consider using either a dedicated sound studio or DIY-quiet room. (Here’s a great article on how to record quality voice-over narration.) When working with online services, always make sure that they offer RAW recording files. If they’re sending over .mp3s that only take a few seconds to download, you’re not getting the high-quality .wav originals.6. Know Your Audio Export SettingsImage via iamwayclick.Depending on how and where your client is going to use your final deliverable, you need to be aware of optimal export settings for both video and audio. Vimeo, for example, currently recommends 2-channel stereo audio exported using the AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec) at 320 kbit/s and a 48 kHZ sample rate. However, if you’re shooting broadcast or large format, you’ll need to check to make sure your export settings will match up.7. Review and Sign-OffAs with the beginning reviews and sign-offs of working with corporate video clients, you’ll need to be aware of the same issues when finishing up your drafts and exporting your final deliverables. I can tell you from experience that a project is never really over until every relevant party has seen and reviewed the final draft. Sometimes it’s inevitable that revisions will come after-the-fact, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing your due diligence and pushing for final revisions and reviews before you make your final exports with your professional VO tracks.Cover image by mansong suttakarn.For more information on using voice over and corporate video production, check out some of these articles.How to Record a Voice-Over Straight in Premiere Pro’s TimelineSet Your Corporate Videos to These Brand New Motivational TracksHow to Make Voiceovers Sound Better in AuditionAdvice on Finding Corporate Video ClientsHow to Turn a Closet Into a DIY Sound Booth
Replay showed that Marcelo could have been offside, but Replay showed that Marcelo could have been offside, but the goal stood. Even as Dynamos tried to come back into the game, Sony Norde dribbled past Souvik Chakraborty and slotted the ball at the far bottom corner. Mumbai were sitting pretty at that stage with a two-goal cushion again. But there was more to come as Dynamos rallied to find the net through Badji. Malouda played the ball to Badji and he only had Volpato to beat, and he did that successfully. As the Mumbai goalkeeper came out rushing to collect the ball, the referee called for penalty, and Marcelinho managed to beat Volpato with a wonderful spot kick. The goalkeeper guessed it correctly as he dived to the right, but the ball evaded his fingertips. Mumbai made three changes from their 1-0 loss to Blasters. David Lalrinmuana, Boithang Haokip and Cardozo went out and in came Sony Norde, for his first appearance, Pronay Halder and Sena Ralte. For Dynamos, goalkeeper Toni Doblas alongside the likes of sweepers Lalchhawnkima, Ruben Rocha and holding midfielder Marcos Tebar were benched for this game and included in their places were former Aizawl goalkeeper Soram Poirei, David Addy and Ibrahima Niasse. PTI AH ATK ATK
Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine announced the names of 30 players who were called for the national camp ahead of India’s upcoming historic friendly against Jordan, which will be played in Amman on November 17.The friendly against Jordan is a part of India’s AFC Asian Cup preparations for next year. This will be the first time the senior teams of the two countries will meet each other in an international friendly.Constantine named 14 under-23 players in the list of 30 probables and also recalled goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharjya, defender Nishu Kumar and winger Jackichand Singh for the camp.The national camp will be held in New Delhi from November 11 and the final squad for the match will be announced later.”We expect to play our game and try to win. When we play against the likes of China and Jordan, you need to understand that we are facing good teams. We will have to build on our previous result,” Constantine said.Also read – Just be humble: Sandesh Jhingan’s advice to young Indian players”Our main focus will be to stay in shape with and without the ball,” Constatine further said.30 probables for the forthcoming @FIFAcom friendly against @JordanFA. #AsianDream #BackTheBlue #WeAreIndia pic.twitter.com/IKBF8uk8S2Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) November 2, 2018In their last match, Jordan went down narrowly to World Cup runners-up Croatia. On the other hand, India played out a goalless draw against China in Suzhou in their last international friendly on October 13.While Jordan narrowly went down 1-2 against World Cup runner-up Croatia in their last match, India played out a goalless draw against China in Suzhou in their last international friendly on October 13.advertisementAccording to the latest FIFA Rankings, India are currently ranked 97, while Jordan are at 112.The list of 30 probables:Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith, Arindam Bhattacharjya.Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Jackichand Singh, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bikash Jairu.Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh.(With PTI inputs)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer lives next to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State coach jokes that he and his son, Nate, will often sneak onto the Muirfield Village Golf Club course and play a couple holes. The Buckeyes’ head coach has found some time to golf amid the post-national championship tour and recruiting period. For those who care, Urban Meyer is soon to take part in a hole in one contest at the Phoenix Open. It’s live on Golf Channel NOW— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) January 28, 2015Here’s the 50-year-old coach teeing off at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, home of this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Based on how Meyer’s month has gone, he probably hit a hole-in-one.
For today’s spotted article we have chosen a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of fuel oil that took place last week at Oman’s SOHAR Port and Freezone between crude oil tanker MV Hafid and Panama-flagged tanker M Spirit.The delicate operation, which included light and heavy fuel oil transfer, was conducted by marine cargo transfer company Fendercare Marine.The company handles around 2,800 transfers per year and has an immaculate safety record as in 2013 it managed to close to half a billion barrels globally without incident.“Thursday’s transfer demonstrates that the marine side of our business is still booming,” said SOHAR Chief Executive, Andre Toet. “With all our recent successes and the phenomenal growth in investments we’ve seen on the landside of the SOHAR operation, it is sometimes easy to overlook what is happening out at sea,” he concluded.SOHAR also plans to handle liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship transfers in the near future.Image: Sohar
TORONTO – A decision by police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., to rule out foul play just hours after the body of an Indigenous man was found floating in a river was the result of a grossly inadequate investigation tainted by racism, an independent review has determined.In a scathing report released Monday, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director concluded that several officers involved in investigating the 2015 death of Stacy DeBungee failed to live up to their professional obligations.“The evidence is clear that an evidence-based, proper investigation never took place,” the report states. “The real issue should have been whether anything pointed to foul play or suspicious circumstances after a proper investigation, not before.”A passerby spotted DeBungee, 41, in the McIntyre River on the morning of Oct. 19, 2015, and called police. Within a few hours — well before any autopsy — the service put out a statement calling the death non-suspicious. A second statement the following morning called the death “non-criminal.”Police chalked up DeBungee’s death, which occurred during a coroner’s inquest into how police had responded to the mostly river-related deaths of seven young Indigenous people, to accidental drowning while drunk.“The available evidence did not support the conclusion that foul play had been excluded,” the director’s report said. “This infected the entire approach to the minimal investigation.”Among other things, the report notes, police took no video, photographs or measurements of the scene, and gave no thought to securing the area until an autopsy had been done. Apart from those initial deficiencies, the report finds the problems were compounded and exacerbated as time went on.For example, investigators made no effort for five months to contact the last person known to have been alone with DeBungee even though the witness’ name had been “red-flagged.” Detectives ignored a woman’s confession that she had been in a shoving match with DeBungee before he ended up in the river.Officers were also unaware that DeBungee’s debit card was used after his death. They took no formal statements from anyone who was with DeBungee before his death, the report said.DeBungee, of the Rainy River First Nation, was a “happy-go-lucky” and friendly guy who made people laugh, according to his brother. In an effort to get at what happened, the family hired a private investigator, the report said. He was able to piece together what the victim had done the day before his death and who he had been with.Police interviewed none of those people and refused to meet the investigator, the report said.While officers involved denied race played any part in their investigation, the report concludes otherwise.“It can reasonably be inferred that the investigating officers failed to treat or protect the deceased and his family equally and without discrimination based on the deceased’s Indigenous status,” the report concludes.“The deficiencies in the investigation were so substantial — and deviated so significantly from what was required — as to provide reasonable and probable grounds to support an allegation of neglect of duty.”The report upholds allegations of neglect of duty and discreditable conduct against lead Det. Shawn Harrison and Det. Const. Shawn Whipple. Additionally, it substantiates a complaint of neglect of duty against acting Insp. Susan Kaucharik. The OIPRD has ordered a hearing into the allegations.Robin McGinnis, chief of the Rainy River First Nation, said police Chief J.P. Levesque “needs to go.”“The degree of incompetence and indifference to the lives of First Nations is mind-boggling,” McGinnis said in a statement. “Chief Levesque needs to step down to protect any chance for credible change in the Thunder Bay police service.”Neither Levesque nor any of the officers involved would comment. However, Insp. Don Lewis issued a statement on Monday that said confidentiality rules prevented any public discussion of the issues at hand.“The Police Services Act is structured in this way to ensure that the integrity of the process is maintained and to protect the privacy interests of all those who have participated in or are touched by the (review director’s) investigation,” Lewis said.
Bahraich/Barabanki: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe at Opposition parties, saying those who cannot win enough seats to claim the Leader of the Opposition post in parliament are getting clothes stitched for becoming prime minister.He also hit out the SP-BSP alliance, saying that May 23 is the “expiry date” for the grouping, and their leaders will tear each other’s clothes after the Lok Sabha poll results are declared that day. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghAt his rallies in Bahraich and Barabanki in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha, Modi said opposition leaders have lost their sleep after four phases of polling In Bahraich, where he addressed the rally first, Modi said, “After the fourth phase, those who are not in a position to become Leader of Opposition (LoP) by getting 50 to 55 seats, are getting clothes stitched for becoming PM.” “They want somehow to make a ‘khichadi’ (alliance) government, a weak government,” he said, adding leaders from his rival parties want to realise their dreams of becoming prime minister by holding the post turn-wise. “Will you accept this?” he asked the gathering. He said ‘mahamilavati’ parties are working to save their deposits on most of the seats. “In 2014, they did not get it (LoP post) and this time people are so angry that they will again not get it,” he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”Those doing ‘mahamilavat’ (grand adulteration) are having sleepless nights,” he said at Barabanki. Modi has been ridiculing opposition alliance as a ‘mahamilavat’. “Earlier opposition parties played the game of ‘kaun banega PM (who will become the PM)’, now, after four phases of polling, they are playing ‘hide and seek’,” Modi said. The PM alleged the SP and BSP governments have been “discriminating” against people bases on their political leanings as their only concern was their vote bank, but said his government has worked without biases. Did the SP government supply electricity to the places that did not vote for them, Modi asked, suggesting that the same was the case when the BSP was in power. “Only we have worked for sabka saath sabka vikas (together with all, development for all),” he said. He said the SP and the BSP have been bitter rivals but came together fearing a “complete rout”. “This togetherness is for selfish motives.” Reciting a couplet of Rahim, he said, “As the results come on May 23, they (SP, BSP leaders) will tear each others’ clothes.” Referring to the surgical strikes and the Balakot airstrike, he said they were examples of his government’s commitment of extending security of life to 130 crore people. “Kahin bhi ghus kar ke maar sakte hai… (We can hit them (terrorists) anywhere).” “For doing this, we will not ask anybody nor will we come under any influence …because this is our commitment,” he said, adding “because of this commitment our security forces and sapoots have confined terrorism to a limited area. “Now the news of bomb blasts in temples, bazaars, bus stand and railway stations are not heard” he said. “Terror attacks have stopped because of a fear of Modi, but they (the terrorists) have not mended their ways. The danger has been averted but not annihilated. Nurseries of terror are still operating around us. Can the SP-BSP finish these?” Modi asked the gathering The PM said UP’s Awadh region is the centre of “our belief and spirituality. But when terrorism rises, such centres become targets.” Recalling former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he said the late BJP stalwart had said that no person is big or small. “Sabka saath sabka vikas is our mantra ..sabko suraksha sabko samman (security for all, honour to all) is our pledge…we have worked on this and in the coming five years, we will tread this path,” Modi said.
Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya Zeus Kerravala September 06, 2019 Lots of speculation surrounds Avaya’s future, but mum’s still the word on a final decision. Technology is undeniably reshaping the healthcare industry by making daily tasks more efficient and effective than ever before — in large part, thanks to the digitization of data over the last 10 years as electronic health record (EHR) adoption has risen.Before healthcare organizations and hospital systems were able to digitize their health records, doctors and nurses spent most of their day updating patient records with pen and paper and storing physical paper files as records. Even today, as EHR continues to be deployed, this is a common practice. However, for those currently leveraging EHR, those advancements have not only resulted in streamlined processes, but in significant improvements in the patient experience as well. This is because, as healthcare’s digital transformation continues, advancements in technology are also seeking to close certain gaps in care.Care gap analysis, which refers to the process of pinpointing shortcomings in treatment plans to improve patient care, is becoming of increasing interest as value-based care reimbursement models encourage hospitals to focus on cost-effectiveness and patient engagement. Using technology to bridge certain gaps in care today — like medication adherence and follow-up after diagnoses — also ultimately leads to the improvement of patient care and healthier patient populations, which is healthcare’s overarching goal.Patient Engagement Holds the Key to Improving Care According to an August 2018 report by Prescient & Strategic Intelligence, the global patient engagement solutions market generated $8.5 billion in revenue in 2017 and is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 16.9% during the 2018-2023 period — with the rising use of mobile health solutions and increasing demand for wearable health technology cited as key factors driving this growth. As technology spreads, patient expectations increase, making patient engagement (and the overall patient experience) of high concern to healthcare systems today.Finding innovative ways to use technology like unified communications (UC) to close the gaps in care that exist today can help improve patient care. UC, as defined by Gartner, are the products (equipment, software and services) that facilitate the interactive use of multiple enterprise communications methods and integrate communications channels (media), networks and systems. UC solutions deployed in medical call centers, specifically, hold significant power in the ability to transform patient-provider or patient-healthcare system communications to improve care and overall experience in the healthcare system.UC Technology Increasing Accessibility of Communication Perhaps the largest cause of many of the gaps that exist in the healthcare system today is a lack of communication between patients and their doctors. One area where this is commonly seen involves patients with chronic conditions, who often experience infrequent communication with their provider while managing and treating their condition. UC technology offers a wide variety of communication modes (chat, SMS, video, etc.) and can be leveraged to encourage more easily accessible communication between a patient and their provider, clinic, or hospital.Healthcare organizations utilizing UC technology can offer their patients the ability to communicate from any mobile device at any location, vastly expanding accessibility. In a 2018 study on trends in clinical communications and collaboration, performed by Spyglass Consulting Group, 90% of hospitals surveyed had already made or were planning to make significant investments in smartphones and secure unified communications. As security for mobile devices continues to improve, the healthcare industry is certain to see increased use of UC to improve communication and strengthen patient-provider relationships.By making communication more accessible and available in the modes preferred by patients (options outside of picking up the phone and calling in), patients are more motivated to remain engaged in managing their healthcare – something that is especially important for those with chronic conditions.Artificial Intelligence Improving Care As the UC market continues to advance, in tandem with healthcare’s digital transformation, new capabilities such as artificial intelligence (AI) are also emerging as a way to improve the patient experience.A 2017 report by Grand View Research found that the global chatbot market is expected to reach $1.25 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 24.3%. In healthcare and a variety of other industries, chatbots are quickly becoming the standard in customer service communications. For healthcare specifically, chatbot technology is being used for appointment scheduling — to enable clinics and hospitals to extend their hours of service in order to meet patient expectations for 24/7, on-the-go access.Although chatbot technology is still in its infancy, it can be used to support a wide variety of use cases — from appointment scheduling to monitoring conditions to assisting with medical billing. As AI, coupled with chatbot technology, continues to develop and be deployed in healthcare systems across the U.S., its role in improving patient care and experience will become increasingly important.As healthcare’s digital transformation continues to unfold, there is vast potential for communications and care to be revolutionized. By determining what gaps exist in the current healthcare system, and then leveraging that data through the deployment of UC technology, healthcare organizations (and their partners) will be able to drive higher levels of patient engagement — ultimately leading to improved care for all.Tags:News & Viewshealthcaredigital transformationUC technologychatbotdataUnified Communications & CollaborationAI & AutomationContact Center & Customer ExperienceMobilityPrivacy & Compliance Articles You Might Like Mitel, Avaya Merger on Tap? 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Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp introduced herself to the community last year as a frustrated brewer who couldn’t develop her property because of demands from Norfolk County’s planning and building division she deemed unreasonable.Since Chopp was elected last fall, some have criticized the mural that was painted on her building in Port Dover as disrespectful to the county and the office she holds.Friday, a painter was on site removing the message that launched Chopp into local politics.
Carol Ann Ekker, age 69, passed from this life on June 16, in Price, Utah. She spent her life as an active person, dedicated to her Family, Friends and Community. Carol was born on May 05, 1950 in Billings, Montana, the daughter of Harry and Ruth Trouth. Carol Married Jessie Ekker December 26, 1970 in Ely, Nevada.Carol worked at the Green River Golf Course, she was active in the Beta Zeta Sorority and served on the Board of Directors of The Green River Medical Center and The Emery County Library.Carol is survived by her Husband, Jessie, Green River, Son Douglas, Moab, Utah and Daughter Valerie, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Grandson Jessie Wyatt Ekker, Green River, Granddaughter Brylee Ekker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one Brother, Ken Trouth and a sister Mrs. Nancy King, along with many Friends and Family.At Carol’s request cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held Saturday June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Elgin Cemetery near Green River.You may send condolences to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com
ESTERO, Fla. — Audrey Warren’s jumper from just inside the foul line with 47 seconds left put No. 10 Texas ahead to stay, and the Longhorns knocked off Quinnipiac 56-55 on Friday in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.Sug Sutton and Jatarie White each scored 12 for Texas (4-0), which overcame a 15-point deficit.Quinnipiac (2-2) had two shots at the end to win it. Jen Fay’s long jumper missed, and Taylor Herd’s putback try bounced off the rim as time expired.Fay led all scorers with 15 points for the Bobcats, who shot 19 per cent in the second half — and were 1 for 15 from 3-point range in the final two quarters.Texas outscored Quinnipiac 30-17 in the second half.The teams were a combined 0 for 18 from 3-point range in the second half before Danni Williams connected with 4:56 left to put Texas up 53-51. Edel Thornton’s 3-pointer for Quinnipiac about two minutes later tied the game, and Fay put the Bobcats up 55-54 with a free throw with 1:11 left.Warren flashed into the lane and scored what became the winner for Texas, which lost point guard Lashann Higgs with 6:55 left in the first half with what appeared to be a left knee injury.Higgs planted near the basket and then tumbled to the floor, letting out several long screams of obvious distress as she grabbed at her knee. She was tended to, then carried off the floor by two Texas staffers and taken to the locker room area for further evaluation.Higgs came into the day leading Division I with a 13-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. There was no immediate word on the severity of her injury.Everything was going Quinnipiac’s way early — and Jaden Ward kept finding herself in the right place at the right time.She missed two free throws early in the second quarter, but the rebound off the second one was tapped back out as she backed off the line — so she drilled a 3-pointer for a 24-11 lead. And after Chiara Bacchini missed a 3 later in the quarter, Ward was the recipient of a most fortuitious bounce again.The rebound of Bacchini’s miss went bouncing toward the far corner. Mackenzie DeWees ran it down then heaved it with both hands, no-look, over her head, back toward the basket. Her toss went directly to Ward, who laid it in for the most unconventional assist of DeWees’ life, and the Bobcats were up 33-22.Fay’s milestone basket, a 3-pointer for 1,002 points in her career, came about a minute later and Quinnipiac took a 38-26 lead into halftime.BIG PICTUREQuinnipiac: The Bobcats are now 0-8 all-time against teams ranked No. 10 or higher, but this was by far the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference power had come to knocking one of those clubs off. In the other seven meetings, the average score was 93-51 — though that’s also wildly skewed by a 117-20 loss to UConn 20 years ago. … This is part of a seven-game road trip to open the season. The Bobcats don’t play their home opener until Dec. 2.Texas: The Longhorns nearly had more turnovers (10) than shot attempts (11) in the first quarter. … Texas didn’t get a warmup for the second half; the Longhorns didn’t return to the floor until about 30 seconds were left in the 15-minute intermission.FLORIDA FUNFlorida has been welcoming for Texas and Quinnipiac in the past. The Longhorns are now 16-4 in the Sunshine State, while Quinnipiac’s most recent time venturing this far south for games was in the 2017 NCAA Tournament — when it won the Coral Gables Regional, knocking off Marquette and Miami.TEXAS TRAILIn Texas’ first three games of the season, a total of 120 minutes, the Longhorns led for 117 minutes, 57 seconds. They were tied for the other 2:03. On Friday, the Longhorns trailed for 34:30 and won anyway.UP NEXTTexas meets Michigan or No. 21 Missouri in the semifinals. Quinnipiac meets the Michigan-Missouri loser in the consolation semifinals.Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press
‘I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam’s sofa’: Living with homelessness TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of residents at new homeless accommodation in Dublin. By Cormac Fitzgerald 28 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Stock-Asso Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 7:00 AM Image: Shutterstock/Stock-Asso http://jrnl.ie/3291886 Mar 18th 2017, 7:00 AM I’d like to move, obviously but I’m not anxious staying here. All the other girls are lovely too.Read: Simon Coveney: Hotels will no longer be used to house homeless families by JulyRead: Over 198,000 empty homes in Ireland: UK officers turn them into housing – would that work here? Share Tweet Email NEW SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION for homeless families was opened officially in Dublin this week.High Park in Drumcondra, Co Dublin is a large building in the grounds of a former Magdalene Laundry. The accommodation is run by Respond! Housing Association and was opened in January.Families are given 24-hour wrap-around support with social workers helping them to source longer-term accommodation. These family centres are set to replace the use of hotels and B&Bs for housing homeless families, a practice which has become widespread in recent years.TheJournal.ie spoke to a few of the people now living in High Park about their housing situation and their plans for the future.*NOTE The names of everyone quoted here has been changed in order to protect their identitiesLaura Laura moved into High Park on 23 February with her three-month-old son,“I was in my mam’s but I was living on a sofa but it was too crowded.There was eight of us in a three bedroom house.Laura works full-time, but found it hard to find an affordable place to rent. In the end, she felt she couldn’t stay in her mother’s house any longer.“I had to get out. It was too much, it was just too stressful.“I work as well. So you’re going to work and then you’re coming home and you’re dealing with grief as well.It was going to turn into a physical fight. Everyone getting angry in the house with everyone on top each other. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I just ended having a fight with my Ma and she threw me out so I went to [the homeless Central Placement Service on] Parkgate Street street and they assessed me here. 16,002 Views Short URL Laura said High Park was a lot more desirable than staying at a hotel and that the staff were very supporting in helping her find longer-term accommodation. However, she said she would not like to stay there too long.“It’s standard but what you would expect. I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam’s sofa.“I like it but just to get me somewhere better. Get me somewhere where I need to go.“That’s what I want. I’m not sure HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) is the best way. It’s the landlord’s house and after a few years you might have to leave.I think they just really need to build houses to house people like this who need it.Sarah (31)Sarah was one of the first people to move into High Park when the facility opened. She shares a room with her 13-year-old son.She had been renting for a number of years, however as prices went up he found herself unable to afford it.“So I moved back in with my mam and was living there for about two years. But me and her kept clashing. She has mental health problems as well so it just wasn’t good.I was looking for place to rent for ages but I just couldn’t find anything.Eventually it all came to a head and I had go down to Parkgate Hall and say I had nowhere to go. So they sent me here.Sarah shares a room with her son. She says that they are both relatively happy in the accommodation, but her son finds it difficult as he is the oldest child at High Park. Children at the opening of the High Park facility in Drumcondra during the week. Source: Marc O’Sullivan“He finds it hard enough because there’s no one else his age here. All the others are much younger.But it’s alright here. The staff are very helpful and it’s completely different from a hotel.
Short URL 33 Comments Thursday 2 May 2019, 4:19 PM Image: RollingNews.ie Commitment to safe staffing levels, based on patient dependencyA new, higher salary scale for staff nurses and midwivesAn independent expert group to look at pay for those in managerial gradesIncreased and expanded allowancesExtra promotional opportunitiesSupports for professional development and educationCommenting on the ballot result, INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said:“INMO nurses and midwives fought hard for patient safety and staffing in a determined, controlled and collective manner. We are extremely proud of the safe, patient-focused strike organised by our strike committees. The government have committed to full implementation of these proposals. We now seek an immediate meeting with them to ensure this happens without delay.Ní Sheaghada also thanked the public and anyone who had supported and helped to resolve the dispute. Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals. 13,785 Views May 2nd 2019, 4:19 PM https://jrnl.ie/4617128 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share42 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: RollingNews.ie IRELAND’S NURSES AND midwives have voted to accept proposals offered by the government aimed at resolving their industrial dispute earlier this year.Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.This means an end to any potential further strike action. Nurses and midwives took to the picket lines for three days of strike action in January and February of this year in the dispute over pay and conditions. Nurses had argued that ongoing issues have led to a recruitment and retention crisis in the sector. The action had a disruptive effect on hospitals and clinics, putting a lot of pressure on the government to address nurses’ concerns. The INMO said that the proposals offered include such measures as:
Rachel Pinsky can be emailed at email@example.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. On a sunny evening in late June, I found myself driving north on Interstate 5 heading to Gather and Feast Farm for its Summer Kickoff Dinner.After taking the La Center exit, the view from my window became rural — fields, evergreens and blue skies streaked with white fluffy clouds. I parked and headed to the chalkboard sign that announced Gather and Feast. Judy, mother of farm owner Mark Lopez, checked me in.In a clearing, drinks and appetizers were being served under a 200-year-old maple tree. Hay bales served as chairs. Fresh-squeezed lemonade and berry juice were available in self-serve containers. Appetizers like stuffed grape leaves, duck rillette toast points, and charred beet crostini were being brought around by cheerful servers holding rustic wood platters.A long line for the cocktail bar (manned by Chris “Salty” Reed of Grocery Cocktail & Social) snaked through the clearing. One of Salty’s creations, a gin cocktail made of Citizen Gin, Brovo Spirits Witty dry vermouth and sweet pea syrup topped with a sprig of lemon thyme, was refreshing and a good preview of the luscious farm fresh food that followed.Evan Gregoire, farm systems director at Gather and Feast Farm, led a group tour of the farm. Gregoire just came back from a seed-gathering trip to Italy.
Just over half (52%) of occupational defined contribution (DC), trust-based pension schemes in the UK use a default investment strategy, according to research by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).Its DC trust: Presentation of scheme return data 2018-2019 report, now in its ninth edition, provides information from 31,910 current schemes from the pension schemes register, with an effective date of 31 December 2018; 2,010 of these have 12 or more members.The report states that there are 31,910 occupational schemes with two or more DC members, as well as 74 master trusts that are registered with TPR. Three-fifths (61%) of all private sector workplace pension members, including active, deferred and pensioner members, are in DC schemes; 90% of active members are investing into a DC scheme. Deferred membership has increased by 45% in the last year, compared to a 24% increase in active members.Membership of master trusts has also increased, from 270,000 in 2012 to 13.4 million in 2019. The majority (99%) of members in DC schemes with 12 or more members are invested in the scheme’s default strategy.Asset values of schemes featured in the report are £60 billion. The average assets per membership at retirement increased over the past year, from £9,000 to £9,800, while contributions also rose over this time, moving from 21% to 22%. The total amount transferred out of DC schemes to other workplace or personal pensions has increased by 22% in the last year, rising from £1.7 billion to £2.1 billion.The report shows that 950 schemes are currently being used for auto-enrolment purposes; 98% of members are in schemes being used for this.David Fairs, executive director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice at TPR, said: “Overall, it is a picture of a growing market, driven by automatic enrolment and a new culture of saving into a workplace pension. Regardless of the trends, our role to make sure savers’ money is protected and pension schemes are offering value for money for their members remains vital.“These figures are yet another reminder about what is at stake if schemes are not run well: people’s livelihoods, which could be at risk. We continue to encourage trustees, particularly those running smaller schemes which are struggling to meet the standards of governance which we expect, to seriously consider if they are doing the best for their members. Winding up and moving members into a better run scheme, such as an authorised master trust, may in some cases be the better option.”
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police discovered a surprising stash of pot inside a briefcase at a Pembroke Pines complex.Pembroke Pines Police tweeted a picture of their find.In the picture, two officers were seen kneeling next to more than 10 pounds of pot. Now they’re asking the owner to give them a call.The drugs were found inside an unattended briefcase at The Avant at Pembroke Pines apartment complex near Southwest 118th Avenue and Pembroke Road.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Mancherial: The municipal wards have been developed with Rs 4 crore funds, but the Opposition parties are making false allegations against the government, said MLA Nadipelli Diwakar Rao. He inaugurated CC roads and borewell motors at old municipal ward number 7 in Mancherial town on Tuesday.Speaking on the occasion, Diwakar Rao informed that Rs 4 crores were sanctioned for the development of ward number 3 and 7. Of this amount, CC roads and sewage works were completed with an expenditure of Rs 12.50 lakhs. Foundation stone was laid for the construction of 80 feet CC road in ward number 7. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The MLA called upon the people to vote for the TRS in the coming municipal elections. Former Municipal chairperson Mamidishetty Vasundhara, vice-chairman Nalla Shankar, former councillors P Prabhakar, Sripathi Srinivas, D Srinivas, Baggani Ravikumar, Harikrishna, Karkuri Chandramouli, TRS former co-option member Tota Tirupathi, TRS leaders Gongalla Shankar, Panganti Srinivas, Suresh Balduwa, Yadagiri Rao, Anjaiah and others were present.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: A way to use underwater fiber-optic cables as seismic sensors (2018, June 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-underwater-fiber-optic-cables-seismic-sensors.html As the researchers note, there are approximately 1 million kilometers of fiber-optic cable strewn across the bottom of the world’s oceans carrying internet and telecom traffic. In this new effort, the researchers have come up with a way to use them as seismic detectors. Doing so, they note, would offer a whole new perspective on the planet’s seismic activity—70 percent of Earth, they note, is covered with water, which means very little overall seismic activity is currently being recorded.The researchers report that one of their members, Giuseppe Marrawere, was testing an underground cable between two locations in the U.K. He noticed a small slowdown in signal delivery and traced it to tiny vibrations bending the light. The vibrations, he discovered, were caused by a remote earthquake. That inspired the idea of looking into using such cables as seismic detectors.The group reports that they found existing fiber-optic cables could be used as seismic detectors by testing the idea with some real underwater (and under land) cables. They also found that the cables could be used in this way without disruptions to service and without having to make any changes to the cables. All that would be needed would be to gain access to one of a group of channels on both ends of a cable. Each side would be fitted with a special laser-based detector to continually monitor the signal. And that, they further note, would amount simply to renting a channel, or better yet, convincing the owner of the cable to donate it to a research group.The researchers suggest that if enough of the cables under the oceans were used as seismic monitors they could offer access to unprecedented types of information—information that could be used to predict tsunamis, for example, or to better understand global seismic activity as it relates to plate shifting and volcanism. (A) Submarine telecommunication cable map. Illustration of the existing and planned submarine telecommunication infrastructure. Optical frequency metrology techniques enable these fiber links to be used for the detection of earthquakes at the bottom of seas and oceans. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors; Cable data: TeleGeography’s Telecom Resources licensed under Creative Commons Share alike. (B) Illustration of the optical setup used in our experiments for measuring the seismically-induced perturbation of the optical signal travelling in the fiber. The same principle was used for terrestrial and submarine fiber links (only the latter case is illustrated in the figure). ULE: ultra-low expansion glass used to stabilize the laser frequency. Credit: (c) 2018 Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat4458 A team of researchers from the U.K., Italy and Malta has found a way to use fiber-optic cables already on the ocean floor as seismic detectors. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they made their discovery and how it would work. © 2018 Phys.org Explore further Researchers successfully use distributed acoustic sensing for seismic monitoring Journal information: Science More information: Giuseppe Marra et al. Ultrastable laser interferometry for earthquake detection with terrestrial and submarine cables, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat4458AbstractDetecting ocean-floor seismic activity is crucial for our understanding of the interior structure and dynamic behavior of the Earth. However, 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by water and seismometers coverage is limited to a handful of permanent ocean bottom stations. We show that existing telecommunication optical fiber cables can detect seismic events when combined with state-of-the-art frequency metrology techniques by using the fiber itself as the sensing element. We detected earthquakes over terrestrial and submarine links with length ranging from 75 to 535 km and a geographical distance from the earthquake’s epicenter ranging from 25 to 18,500 km. Implementing a global seismic network for real-time detection of underwater earthquakes requires applying the proposed technique to the existing extensive submarine optical fiber network.
Cancun, Q.R. — For the second year, more than 200,000 school uniforms will be given to children around the state.At a press conference, the Secretary of Education in Quintana Roo Ana Isabel Vázquez Jiménez and the senior official Manuel Israel Alamilla Ceballos, said that 222,602 public school uniforms will be given to families in 1,270 schools across the state.The program, which was started last year by the governor, will ensure public school children receive the uniforms, said Ana Vázquez.“This is the second consecutive year that, through the School Uniforms Program promoted by Governor Carlos Joaquín, we made the delivery of packages that will include two polo shirts, pants and shorts, which will allow all children to attend school with equal clothing.”She said that as part of the program, 166,766 backpacks will also be delivered along with basic school supplies. These supplies will be distributed between 694 schools of basic and indigenous education levels.The total investment will be 120 million peso. She added that “local manpower and local materials will be maximized in order to reduce costs. All things being equal, priority must be given to local manufacturing.”The school uniforms and supplies are meant to help encourage families to keep their children in school.Information from the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016, showed that nationally, families spend an average of 12.4 percent of their quarterly income on education, which averaged 3,495 peso. In Quintana Roo, the average education cost to a family is 4,258 peso per child per year.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)