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first_imgJoining Glennie in winning the scholarship was Bryn Handley (Southern Illinois/women’s swimming), Lily Johnson (Missouri State/women’s volleyball) and Jamie Murtagh (Indiana State/men’s track). Her award marks the third out of the last four years a Bulldog has earned an MVC Postgraduate Scholarship. Women’s track and field’s Kayla Bell and men’s track and field’s Brogan Austin were recipients in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Glennie plans to attend the Georgetown University Law School, where she will pursue a Graduate Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. That will enable her to study human rights, with a specific focus on international trafficking of women and children and gender violence. This spring, Glennie earned first-team MVC women’s golf scholar-athlete honors for the third time in her outstanding career. She has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average as an English and law, politics, & society major. In the fall, Glennie was a 2017 Rhodes Scholar finalist. The senior from Clearwater, Fla., finished her stellar career with a 76.5 round average over 106 career rounds. To be eligible for consideration, recipients must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40, participated with distinction in a Missouri Valley Conference championship sport for at least two seasons at the nominating institution and must graduate from their institutions within 18 months following selection at the spring meetings of the Faculty Athletics Representative Committee.  Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University women’s golf’s Madison Glennie has earned a Missouri Valley Conference Postgraduate Scholarship, announced by the league office on Tuesday, June 5. Glennie is one of four MVC student-athletes to win the prestigious scholarship.last_img read more

first_imgThis promises to be a weekend full of shooting stars.Appropriately perched on the eve of Earth Day, which falls on Monday, one of the best meteor showers of the spring will send as many as 20 shiny objects flying through space every single hour, starting as early as Friday night but peaking Sunday night and early Monday.Related Articles California considers building new CSU campus W …center_img PG&E monthly bills set to rise in early 2020 last_img

first_imgJohannesburg’s Sacred Heart College has a long history of opening its doors to the most vulnerable children. Under the apartheid regime it educated children of all colours. Today, as home to Three2Six, it offers refugee children the chance of an education they may otherwise be denied.Like their pupils, teachers at Three2Six were once refugees themselves. Their common history makes it easier to build trust and understanding between pupil and teacher. (Image: Three2Six)Sulaiman PhilipThe administrative office of Three2Six, a foundation school for refugee children, is up a steep flight of stairs. With its door wide open, you can hear the students of Sacred Heart College exuberantly head to waiting cars or to extra-murals.Esther Munonoka, co-ordinator of the school, is disturbed by a tentative knock and timid voice. The former teacher, and refugee from Rwanda, excuses herself and talks calmly and peacefully to the young girl, whose unease melts away. Munonoka speaks whisper soft but confidently as she explains the challenges and successes of the programme, which is now entering its tenth year.Named for the hours the school runs, Three2Six offers refugee children the opportunity to get an education. It is designed as a bridge for refugee children before they enter the South African education system. Students at Three2Six are tutored in three foundation courses – English, maths and life skills – up to Grade 6.Munonoka explains: “We want to prepare our children to enter government schools. We give them a grounding that allows them to integrate into schools in their own communities.”Classrooms buzz with languages from across Africa – smatterings of Shona, French and Swahili – until classes begin. Pupils who have been at the school longer encourage newer children to speak English only. The teachers, all of them refugees, are able to help pupils overcome language and cultural barriers.Munonoka describes her charges as friendly, responsible and hardworking. To casual observers other adjectives come to mind: resilient, wary and aware. For them South Africa, and Sacred Heart, represent something we take for granted. Normal and safe, a place where they are free to learn, released from the fear of roaming bands of armed men. It’s a place that allows them to be children again.Some of the students may be undocumented, but Munonoka will not say. Or care. Unless the students and their parents want them to know. When they are in the classroom, the teachers teach. However, Three2Six does offer help, where it can, to families to get their immigration status legalised.For many, Sacred Heart is a safe zone, but Three2Six staff are well aware of the fears that drive life outside its gate. Whenever there is violence directed at immigrant communities, Munonoka and her staff are upsettingly conscious of it. The classes are small, so when even one child stays away, it is painfully obvious.Violence, sadly, is nothing new to many of the children who attend Three2Six. “Speaking generally, our children and their parents are escaping war, genocide, and persecution. They are looking for something we take for granted, an opportunity to learn. Some have walked from the DRC or crossed from Zimbabwe. We take the trust they put in us, to look after their children, very seriously.”At Three2Six refugee children get the chance to be kids again. (Image: Three2Six)For immigrant children, Three2Six is the lodestar. They attend religiously and parents are involved despite their circumstances. Administrators lament that their success has made them a choice for South African parents eager for their children to benefit from the educational grounding.“We have had some scary experiences because we won’t take in South African citizens. Our argument is the government is required to provide for the citizens of this country. We see ourselves as a partner of the government to help with a problem – we have an overwhelming number of refugees – that has overwhelmed them.”Hunger is also commonplace among the 275 children that Three2Six educates, with 300 on their waiting list. As Munonoka points out: “You can’t learn if you’re hungry.” The school provides students with a meal a day and has, over the course of its existence, served more than 350,000 meals.Sacred Heart College supplies school uniforms to the children. Often the uniform is among the few items of clothing the child possesses. (Image: Three2Six)A history of caringGiving Three2Six a home fits in with Sacred Heart’s long history of social engagement. In 1976, in defiance of the apartheid government, the school opened its doors to all races. It has been a beacon whose identity is wrapped up in its social justice activism.Colin Northmore, head of Sacred Heart College, explains that Three2Six would not exist if not for the work done by Bishop Paul Verryn at Johannesburg’s Central Methodist Church in 2003. “He called me and asked for help with the children who had taken refuge in the church after the first wave of xenophobia. We tried to help, we tried to do some teacher training, we tried to help with some of their other initiatives but they all collapsed.”While he takes as gospel the morality of doing something, Northmore believes that the work of the Central Methodist Church failed because there was no long-term plan in place. “At the time one of our brothers (Sacred Heart is one of 403 Marist Brothers schools spanning the globe) from Brazil was passing through and spoke about a programme they were running. They had a fee-paying school in the morning and a fee-free school in the afternoon and an adult education programme in the evening.“One of the defining features of that school was they did not use the same staff. All of these ideas coalesced and led to us asking: where is the social injustice in Johannesburg. That’s where Three2Six was born.”Reaching outThe project helps documented and undocumented migrants who would otherwise struggle to gain access to education. Northmore stresses that the programme is not a school but a bridging programme. He believes South Africa’s future is best served by allowing migrants to integrate into society.“We are not best served if migrants lock themselves in their own enclaves, or if South Africans build walls around themselves. We do not benefit from one another if we lock ourselves away out of fear or a lack of understanding.”Building understandingIf there was criticism, Northmore explains, opinions were quickly changed as children began playing and talking to each other. Understanding grew as Three2Six children were made to feel welcome on the bucolic grounds of Sacred Heart. “Our afternoon children are encouraged to use the sports fields as well, to be normal kids, to laugh and play. To have a normal childhood.”Watch: Precieuse: a refugee’s story. An animated biographical story created by the children of the Three2Six school at Sacred Heart CollegeNorthmore believes the well-heeled students of Sacred Heart have benefitted as much as the refugee children they have welcomed into their world. Kindness and respect, he believes, triggers understanding and opens up the possibility of transformation on both sides.“My parents are very proud of this project. The mothers of my day school noticed that some of our students weren’t eating their meals; they were packing them up and taking them home. So they started a food parcel project that now feeds a hundred families every month.”Now in its tenth year, Three2Six has spread to two other campuses and has been nominated for a JFK Humanitarian Award. The programme, one of a handful across the globe, is being recognised for its work in solving a growing problem – migration and how to accommodate refugees in an urban setting.“It’s a significant intervention into this problem in the world. How do you accommodate people moving to cities? And Three2Six is one small part of the answer to that question.“You need to understand something about Sacred Heart. We are one of the most diverse communities you will find. We are trying to fulfil the dream of what South Africa could become. My children already engage with difference.”What Munonoka, Northmore and the children of Sacred Heart and Three2Six have created is a community committed to embracing and celebrating all that makes us different.last_img read more

first_imgNo makeup artist on set? Your actors could end up with shiny skin. Here’s how you can minimize the problem in post-production.All images courtesy of the author.Unwanted shine is every narrative filmmaker’s headache from time to time. It can distract from the story, and it lends an amateur air feel to the production. For example, here is a still from a project I’m currently working on.While there isn’t anything inherently wrong with the picture at the surface level, upon closer inspection we can see a problem.In the shot, the left side of the actor’s cheek is showing unwanted shine. These are specular highlights that are somewhat brighter than normal facial highlights. This sort of shine can be the result of sweat or makeup, and the reflection becomes slightly stronger than the skin tone. It’s important to note that these highlights are different from seeing the side of an actor’s face completely clipped due to improper exposure.For some, this may not be a dilemma. However, when someone brought up the skin shine here, it was all I could see when the actor moved his head.Let’s look at how you can fix this problem. We’re not going to be able to eradicate the shine, but we will be able to dull the glossy texture.In the shot, the actor is wearing a dirt makeup mixture of Aloe Gator SPF Gel and Mehron Star Blend Cake Makeup: ebony color. This was the mixture makeup artists on Terminator: Salvation used to give the characters a “lived-in” dirt effect. The Gator Gel is a substance similar to petroleum jelly, and it’s giving the actor an oily complexion. At the time, we didn’t have any HD translucent powder, which would neutralize the shine, and as a result, we now have to fix this problem in post.For this specific task, we’re going to be working in DaVinci Resolve. So head on over to the color window and find your clip.Using the HSL qualifier, select the specular highlights, and minimize the selected area using the luminance and saturation controls. You want to avoid bringing neutral skin into your selection, but if it’s unavoidable, don’t worry: we can fix that a little later.Next, you want to blur the selection from around 75-150. The amount of shine will dictate how much blur you use.You now want to lower the gain/highlights to minimize the shine, but we don’t want to kill the natural vibrancy of the area, so we’re also going to slightly increase the gamma/midtones. This will reduce the shine, but maintain the overall luminance. If you find that part of the area has become discolored, gently introduce a similar color in the gain color balance controls.Our final image will look like the following. You can now see that the shine is significantly less noticeable, and it looks a lot more natural. There is a slight discrepancy in exposure between the two images. But as the scene has yet to be graded, that is very easy to fix later.Depending on the intensity of the shine, this fix may not always work. Highlights are the enemy when working with digital, and you’re going to want to minimize any post-production work that involves healing them. In this case, we should have had a makeup artist at the ready with the HD powder to avoid this issue, but that’s low-budget filmmaking for you.Looking for more DaVinci Resolve tips? Check out these articles.Reduce Unwanted Skin Shine In Post-Production with DaVinci ResolveEmploy the Usage Tab to Simplify a DaVinci Resolve ProjectDaVinci Resolve Tip: Use Color Keys to Fix White BalanceDaVinci Resolve: Enhance Your Sky in Under Five MinutesSpeed Change Techniques In DaVinci ResolveInterested in our entire collection of Resolve articles? Check them out here.last_img read more

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Perasol praised UP’s resolve as it crawled back from a 19-5 deficit in the first quarter.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started with our defense,” he said.However, the Fighting Maroons almost squandered the victory as they lost hold of a 58-55 edge after a Jun Manzo layup with 24.4 ticks on the clock.Munsayac drove for a layup, followed by a steal and a fastbreak from Juju Bautista to push EAC up, 59-58 with 12.7 seconds remaining.That, however, was answered right back by Dario on the other end for the game-winner.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Filoil: San Beda charges to 1st win with Lyceum rout For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Generals still had a chance to force overtime, but Francis Munsayac flubbed a jumper as the buzzer sounded.“It was a lucky shot by Diego,” said coach Bo Perasol of the shot. “I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingDario finished with 14 points on a 4-of-8 sniping from threes, while Paul Desiderio led the Fighting Maroons with 18 markers, four rebounds, and two assists as the Diliman crew racked their third straight win.Juan Gomez de Liaño chipped in nine points, eight boards, and three dimes in the victory. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jerome Garcia led the Generals (1-3) with 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Munsayac had 11 markers, four boards, and two dimes.The Scores:UP 61 – Desiderio 18, Dario 14, Gomez de Liaño 9, Lim 6, Manzo 5, Vito 5, Quattara 4, Webb 1, Ricafort 0, Harris 0, Prado 0, Romero 0.EAC 59 – Garcia 11, Munsayac 11, Onwubere 10, Laminou 8, Guzman 6, Bautista 5, Diego 4, Pascua 2, Gonzales 2, J. Mendoza 0, I. Mendoza 0, Tampoc 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 6-19, 24-29, 41-39, 61-59. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDiego Dario banked the go-ahead three from the top of the arc to rescue University of the Philippines from the clutches of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59, for its third win in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Wednesday Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year guard took the spotlight in the frantic finish as he rose for the game-winner against the trailing defense of Sidney Onwubere with 7.7 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgTech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale,Tech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale Paris, a 185-year-old prestigious institute of higher education and research dedicated to engineering, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), spread across a sprawling expanse of 130 acres, aims to train engineers to become innovative entrepreneurs. “Quality engineering education is the single most powerful intervention that the industry requires right now to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Considering the high percentage of un-employability in engineering graduates that persists in India today as a result of this gap, we need institutes which work on the Industry-Academia relationship model.Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) would lead this effort,” says Professor Sanjay Dhande, Founder Director, MEC. Getting Creative MEC will offer specialisations in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. MEC also plans to add a course on creative sciences along with the routine engineering schedule to provide a liberal arts angle to an otherwise rigid engineering academic framework. Creative sciences would be included in the schedule by introducing students to the craft of filmmaking through multimedia presentations. “In the process of teaching students film and language/aesthetics, I hope to stir up some of their social concerns and channelise them into some form of narrative – be it poetic, dramatic or even through plain documentary.advertisementThe MEC curriculum also encourages students to appreciate the beauty of literature and make sociological enquiries behind the rules of society and technology at large,” explains Professor Hariharan, Director of the Creative Sciences Department, MEC. Research Driven MEC is committed to support a strong research vision in areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Transportation, Materials and Defence. “We aim to develop an R&D culture inside the institution engaging internationally reputed research scholars as faculty members; and will construct state of the art R&D laboratories for the purpose of research work across many thrust areas.Going forward, we expect MEC to become a seat for research in India. Research at MEC aims to develop innovative solutions which could go some way in addressing some of the most troubling issues in the world today, from addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies. MEC’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world,” said Professor Didier Clouteau, Dean of Academics, MEC when asked about the institute’s plans to foster research tie-ups for greater collaboration between faculty and students.In a message to prospective students Professor Sanjay Dhande says, “Go where no one else has gone before into the future! And be fully prepared with the right knowledge, the right tools and capabilities, both from a technological as well as business perspective, to be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. We would want to see MEC as the finest in its class in Asia, one of the best in the world and for it to emerge as the leading next generation engineering talent provider for India and the rest of the world, growing in repute as a research driven and industry focused institution with branches across the country.” Going Green MEC has set up state-of-the-art facilities across a 30 acre campus that has been designed to provide students a modern lifestyle.The predominantly green campus even houses a zoological park with select flora and fauna. With luxurious dorms and suites, sports and recreational facilities and dining areas that serve the best of global cuisine, students can enjoy a world-class education. Well Connected MEC can boast of having the most advanced scientific infrastructure to help faculty and students keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Besides connected class rooms, laboratories, a computer centre, library and prototyping facilities, every faculty member and student will have access to the latest equipment and information on site. The entire campus will be connected using both wired and a wireless communication backbone and classroom technologies such as SMART Board interactive systems.Admission Process 180 students will be admitted through a strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from students who have cleared their IIT-JEE mains and secured a ranking not greater than 1,50,000 or have obtained an equivalent SAT score. They would have to go through an application process followed by a personal interview round before selection.www.mahindraecolecentrale.edu.inadvertisementMEC aims to emerge as the leading next-gen engineering talent provider and be known as a research driven institutionlast_img read more

first_img  Dr. Chang said he was convinced that if given the opportunities, “students from these communities can rise to the occasion and (play) their part in making (Jamaica) a better nation.” Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says education and training are key to Jamaica’s attainment of sustainable growth.  Noting that there was no substitute for a good education, Dr. Chang said he was encouraged by the growing number of students pursuing tertiary education. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says education and training are key to Jamaica’s attainment of sustainable growth.He argues that while the Government will “do all that is required” to spur greater economic growth, this will not be optimally realized “unless we (continue to) educate and train our people.”The Minister was delivering the keynote address at an awards ceremony hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Western Campus in Montego Bay on August 24.Noting that there was no substitute for a good education, Dr. Chang said he was encouraged by the growing number of students pursuing tertiary education.The Minister said he was particularly impressed that a significant number of students from communities deemed marginalized in North West St. James, for which he is the Member of Parliament, were embarking on this endeavor. He presented several of them with bursaries during the ceremony.Dr. Chang said the bursaries, funded through provisions from his Constituency Development Fund, were intended to assist students “who have done well and need some assistance to move on to tertiary institutions.”He said the assistance was extended because “I know how challenging it can be…because of economic (constraints and other factors) to get a college education.”Dr. Chang said he was convinced that if given the opportunities, “students from these communities can rise to the occasion and (play) their part in making (Jamaica) a better nation.”For his part, Jason Bowen, a native of St. James and past beneficiary of the bursary assistance programme, expressed gratitude for the intervention which he said helped him to complete his medical studies at the UWI.“I have to give thanks (because) I really don’t know what would have happened had I not gotten this level of assistance. All I can say to students (is), it doesn’t matter where you are from or what your circumstances are…you can do it,” he stated.last_img read more

first_imgRussell A. Neverdon, Sr.According to the director of the Baltimore City Board of Elections, the first draft of the 2014 general election ballot (Nov. 4) was due Aug. 22, and Russell A. Neverdon Sr. is still fighting to have his name included on it as a candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney.On Aug. 25, attorney Edward Smith Jr., filed paperwork with the Circuit Court of Baltimore City on behalf of Neverdon, a veteran Baltimore defense attorney who has been running an independent campaign for the State’s Attorney’s office.According to the Neverdon campaign, a judge has been assigned the case and the office of the Attorney General will represent the city Board of Elections. A pre-trial conference was set for this week.Neverdon claims he collected 5,686 petition signatures, which would be significantly more than the 4,160 needed for him to be included on November’s general election ballot along with the winner of the June 24 primary for state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby (she handily defeated the incumbent Gregg Bernstein by almost 10 points).However, Board of Elections director Armstead B.C. Jones Sr. has declared only 3,099 of the signatures collected are valid.State election law requires names on a petition to exactly match names on voter registration rolls and each name has to be dated. According to the Board of Elections about 500 of the submitted signatures were names of people not registered to vote in Baltimore City and another 300 signatures were not dated.After Jones determined Neverdon was a little more than 1,000 signatures short, Mosby essentially declared victory in a tweet on Aug. 15.“The verification process has (been) completed and I’m confident in BOE’s (Board of Elections) analysis. Our democracy has played out and I’m excited about next steps,” Mosby said.Despite the ruling of the Board of Elections and Mosby’s declaration of victory, Neverdon presses on.“We’re going to challenge the constitutionality of it and some of the other discrepancies and put it in the hands of the court. But, at the same time that does not challenge the fact that I’m still a candidate,” Neverdon said. “The question becomes whether your name appears on the ballot and that’s what the signature campaign was about, getting my name to officially appear on the ballot,” added Neverdon who said he is not averse to continuing his candidacy via a write-in effort.The veteran defense attorney says he agreed to stay out of this year’s Democratic primary in an effort to prevent splitting the Black vote in the race to unseat Bernstein. He says he doesn’t regret the decision.“The (overarching) goal was to give Baltimore a chance, that if they wanted change that they could do it and I felt that with two candidates challenging the same person…there was a good chance that would have ended up being the result, the vote would have been split,” Neverdon said.  “I thought it was in the best interest of Baltimore City to… make sure that didn’t happen.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered mountaineer Chhanda Gayen, the first civilian woman from the state to summit Mt Everest, on her birth anniversary. Describing the mountaineer as “brave”, the chief minister said that her courage may become an inspiration for everybody. “Fondly remembering the brave mountaineer Chhanda Gayen on her birth anniversary. In her memory, the Bengal Government has instituted the Chhanda Gayen Bravery Award for successful mountaineers. May her courage inspire us all,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this morning. Chhanda Gayen, who had scaled Mt Everest in 2013, went missing along with two sherpas in an avalanche while descending the western side of Mt Kanchenjunga, also known as Mt Yulan Kang, in Nepal in 2014. She was declared missing/dead after rescuers failed to spot her and the three accompanying sherpas. On her honour, the Mamata Banerjee government introduced the ‘Chhanda Gayen Bravery Award’ for women for their outstanding achievement in the field of adventure.last_img read more