WLAX : Gait, SU enjoy increased exposure with 5 televised contests

first_img Published on February 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Michelle Tumolo’s parents normally have to drive four and a half hours from Mullica Hill, N.J., to see her play in home games.But this season, the sophomore Tumolo’s family will have the opportunity to watch her play without leaving home. Five of Syracuse’s games will be televised this season, the most in program history.‘I’m really excited because my family gets to watch them,’ Tumolo said. ‘I mean, they can’t make every game, so they get to watch the TV games.’The jump from just one televised regular-season game last year is an indication Syracuse is becoming more nationally recognized. Two of the games, at home against Notre Dame and on the road at Georgetown, will be shown nationally, whereas the other three will be available on local programming. SU head coach Gary Gait said it is exciting to get the attention for the program and the sport. But there are some inconveniences that go along with the recognition, such as imposing cameras and television timeouts.Ernie and Carol Tumolo are not the only ones the team hopes to target with its TV appearances. Gait hopes the exposure gets more attention from recruiting targets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It gives the opportunity for everyone to watch, young players that are potential recruits and parents,’ Gait said.The games selected are highly anticipated matchups based off last year’s results, particularly Notre Dame. In its game against Notre Dame last year, SU was down 6-0 at the half and went on a tear. The Orange scored five unanswered goals, only to have a shot in the last 20 seconds of the game turned away in an eventual 6-5 loss.SU captain Liz Hogan said the games chosen to be televised will be some of the best matchups of the season. She is excited about what this means for women’s lacrosse as a whole.‘Those are some of the top games,’ Hogan said. ‘And it’s also good because they’re all ranked teams, so the people who are viewing get to see the best of the best, which is exciting for the sport.’The players do not anticipate the presence of the cameras to be a distraction because they are used to having SU Athletics cameras present on the field for most of their games. Most of those cameras are not too close to the players, Tumolo said.But for the goaltender Hogan, the potential problems arise when the team runs deeper into the NCAA tournament. Last year, the cameras were much more present on the field. And in her goal.‘In the final four, they put them in the goals and get close, but it’s the final four,’ Hogan said. ‘There are a lot of things going on. … It’s a little different, but nothing too life changing.’The prime issue SU players have with the televised games is the increase in the number of media timeouts. There are three more throughout the game than usual, which can alter the pace of the game. It also allows coaches to be more strategic about calling timeouts because they can rely more on those called for TV.‘It can really shift momentum,’ Hogan said. ‘If you’re going on a 5-0 run and the other team doesn’t want to burn a timeout, they can just wait for the TV timeout.’Gait’s experience as a professional coach has afforded him some familiarity with the TV timeouts. He said that time can be valuable for making adjustments and keeping his team focused.‘You get more opportunities to coach,’ Gait said. ‘And who doesn’t want to coach more? That’s our job.’The first test of how the Orange will react to playing on TV comes Sunday, when No. 12 Virginia comes to town. This game will be broadcast locally on Time Warner Cable. Although it will not reach the Tumolos down in New Jersey, it will be the first step in SU’s increased exposure locally and nationally. Something Gait is excited about.‘One day we’d love to have every game on TV,’ Gait said. ‘And maybe that will be the case one day, but we’ve done a better job this year, and we’re working toward that.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

‘Love-ly’ end to Champs career

first_imgExcelsior High and Jamaica female shot put and discus star, Shanice Love, had a dream to end her Champs career with gold and the shot put or discus record. On yesterday’s second day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, Love recovered from two early bad throws to take the Class One discus with 52.73 metres, more than 10 metres farther than second-place Devia Brown of Hydel High, 42.76m. St Jago’s Tracey-Ann Simms was third with 41.52m. “This is my last Champs and I really wanted to make my mark and I did,” Love told The Gleaner. “I am very pleased with Champs (career), my God, I am so excited. I don’t know what to say, my teammates are happy for me, so too my mom, my dad and my coach.” Love admitted that she was a little unsettled at the start of the event, after messing up her first two attempts. “My two throws in the first round were bad, so I had to get in a standing throw. After that I decided I am going for it and when I say I am going for it and I go for it,” she said. “Nervousness caused the first one, but I forgot about it. The second throw was too early, I was an anxious throw, but I decided to go for it. I went into the final in second place but decided I was not staying in second, that I am going for first place,” she continued. ” I was very confident with my coach by my side and my teammates supporting me,” she said. – L. Slast_img read more

National Trail FFA advances Parli Pro teams to state competition

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Trail-MVCTC FFA Chapters Advanced and Novice parliamentary procedure teams recently competed in the districts parliamentary procedure CDE contest at National Trail High School. The advanced team includes Mallory Nugent, Gracie Jones, Hunter Lee, Lily Carpenter, Erika Gallaher, Rachael Kimball and Macel Stowers. The novice team includes Raven Tout, Taylor Davis, Austin Knapp, Abbey Rodefer. Noah Phillips, Ricky Cole, Mark Armstrong, Trena Caldwell and Lila Pegg. The chapter is very proud of the team’s results and all the hard work they put into the preparation for this event as they now are state bound.This CDE requires FFA members to conduct a business meeting using parliamentary law according to the guidelines outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order. FFA members are also tested on their knowledge of parliamentary law. They are graded based on public speaking, official dress, completeness and accuracy, format of the secretary’s minutes, grammar, style and legibility.The two teams performed well during the sub districts contest as well at Eaton High School. The National Trail-MVCTC Novice Parliamentary Procedure team received the first award and the Advance Parliamentary Procedure Team received the second award which qualified them for the district contest. With their recent performance at district contest, National Trail- MVCTC FFA’s two parliamentary procedure teams will be heading to the state contest for a 3rd time within recent years.We encourage any FFA members as well as community members to attend our events and help make a difference in our community. The National Trail-MVCTC FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to over 160 student members at National Trail High School.last_img read more

Survey Reports on Average Construction Time for New Homes

first_imgJust how long does it take to build a single-family house? It depends on who’s building it, and where it’s being built, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.The bureau’s 2017 Survey of Construction found that the average construction time was about 7 1/2 months, including one month from the time the project was authorized to when building actually began, an Eye on Housing report from the National Association of Home Builders said.On average, houses that took the least amount of time to build  were those built for sale (6.9 months). People who built their own houses on their own property took the longest — 12.3 months on average — while homeowners who hired a contractor to build a house on land they owned saw the house completed in an average of 9 months.Other tidbits from this year’s survey:Construction times varied substantially by region. In New England and the Mid-Atlantic, construction times were 10.4 months and 10.3 months respectively. In the South Atlantic region, the time was only 6.4 months. On the West coast, construction averaged 8.5 months.It took builders a minimum of two weeks to begin work after permits were issued, but the delay could be much longer. In the Mountain region, builders were relatively speedy and needed only 17 days to start work. In New England, the wait was an average of 36 days, while on the West coast it was 39 days.Builders in metro areas are speedier than those in rural areas. The difference between metro and non-metro completion times was in some cases significant. In the Pacific region, for example, single-family houses in metro areas took a little more than 8 months, on average, to complete while houses in non-metro areas took more than 14 months. But the spread in other areas was much smaller — in the South Atlantic region, for instance, the difference between metro and non-metro completion times was only a few weeks.The numbers have been trending slowly upward since the Census Bureau began collecting the data 47 years ago. In 1971, builders zipped through a single-family house in an average of 4.8 months — just 4.4 months for houses built for sale, and 7.2 months for owner-built houses.The surveys don’t directly explain why construction takes longer now than it used to, or why metro builders are faster than their country cousins. But other information collected by the Census Bureau may offer some clues. Houses, for example, are certainly bigger (a median of 2,426 square feet in 2017 compared to 1,525 in 1973). They also have more bathrooms (only 30,000 houses built in 2017 had 1 1/2 baths or less), and are probably somewhat harder to build as codes require more insulation and air sealing.last_img read more

Learn to Appreciate The Subtle Art of Good Production Design

first_imgBehind any successful project is good production design. In this article, find out what that means and how to incorporate it into your next project.Cover image via The Criterion Collection.Any project, big or small, is only as good as its attention to detail. A production designer is the person (or sometimes, team of people) who stays on top of even the most minute details in every setting, scene, and shot. If you’re an up-and-coming director, or even an established name, understanding the value of your production designer is everything.Let’s explore the subtle art of production design — and how it literally sets the scene for any project.Defining Production DesignImage via Hulu.The role of a production designer is, ostensibly, to oversee a film’s overall visual look. However, that sells the role’s responsibilities a bit short. Production design (while sometimes the responsibility of one person) often involves a whole department, including many different teams and responsibilities. The head production designer works closely with the director and producer(s) from the get-go, then manages designs, budgets, and workflows through the efforts of other visual teams, costume designers, and VFX producers. Ideally, a good production designer has a diverse filmmaking background and multiple skill sets. A strong multi-tasking mindset is a must.The Production Designer’s RoleImage from the set of Poldark (PBS).Beginning with pre-production, production designers are some of the first people involved with scripts and location-scouting. Their job is to bring a project’s thematic elements to life. To do this, production designers have to carefully balance creative assets to make both overt and subtle elements on sets come to life — while keeping everything on track and on budget. In many films, the production designer is the one to make the call regarding when to use CGI and when to avoid it.Attention to DetailImage via The Killing of a Sacred Deer (A24).Another major tenet of production design is attention to detail. This is especially true in the early stages when production designers create sketches, mood boards, and sometimes even the storyboards. Designers discuss things like lighting, colors, and other elements of composition with the director and director of photography. Even the smallest aspects of a film get careful planning and construction. Here’s a great interview with production designer Jade Healy, who’s worked on films like Pete’s Dragon (with director David Lowery) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (with director Yorgos Lanthimos).Honestly, the hardest part of a job at that level is getting the ideas out of your head and into everyone else’s hands.  That’s the challenge. It is certainly overwhelming to have so many people working for you. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t terrified of my first day! But once we got into the groove of things, everything just flowed.You can check out some of the original concept drawings alongside the final build for production and filming here. The final product is a careful and considered collaboration between the cinematographer and production designer that brings the set to life.If you’d like to read some more on the subject, check out some of these articles.Why Every Project Needs a Production DesignerHow to Create Great Production Design for Film & VideoThe Art Department: Design, Construction, Decor, and PropsThe Practical Guide to Independent Costume DesignHomemade VFX: Create and Film a DIY Meteor Strikelast_img read more

Official Presentation of Ronnie Butlers Caribbean Hall of Fame Award

first_img Related Items:caribbean hall of fame, danny johnson, ronnie butler Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Oct 2014 – Magnetic Media and the Bahamas Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture teamed up to get some of the greats in Bahamian music and culture into one room at the office on Thompson Boulevard in Nassau for an official presentation to Ronnie Butler, who was over the weekend inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame. Minister Dr. Danny Johnson was overwhelmed with the honor for Ronnie, who sat beaming at the achievement… both men addressed the media in a press conference yesterday. QUOTES. To cap it off, as Ronnie Butler exited the elevator there was a fanfare of music by the Bahamas All Stars who played Bahama Rock and Age Aint Nothing but a Number for a dancing, singing inductee… even the wheelchair could not stop his groove. Ronnie with friends like Fred Ferguson who wrote and produced ‘Ooh Look What you Do to Me’; Charles Carter, a veteran broadcaster who championed the cause of Bahamian music and who told us recorded Bahamian music celebrates its 100th anniversary on Sunday November 2nd and Craig Flowers, noted Bahamian pilot and businessman who is a childhood friend of Butler’s were all there and gave remarks. For the next two weeks, Turquoise Morning will feature highlights from our trip to Jamaica courtesy of InterCaribbean Airways… adoring fans singing the greatest hits of Ronnie Butler, highlights from National Tourism Month here in the TCI and my one on one, candid interview with Ronnie at his home in Chippingham. Recommended for you 40 Caribbean Nationals will be inducted in the Caribbean Hall of Fame RONNIE IS READY UNESCO Sponsors the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Famelast_img read more

Spurs closing in on Colombian midfielder

first_imgTottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on the signing of Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors.The North London club have ‘everything agreed’ with the representatives of Wilmar Barrios to secure a potential transfer, according to journalist Luis Fregossi.Spurs are willing to offer €23million for the Colombia international to sign him from Argentine side Boca Juniors.Barrios is keen to join Tottenham and has made becoming part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side a priority ahead of the next transfer window in January.“He has put Tottenham first, who already have everything agreed with the representatives of the Colombian. The English club are set to make a 23m euro offer for the purchase of the player.” Luis Fregossi posted on his official Twitter account.El destino de Wilmar #Barrios es Inglaterra , el @SpursOfficial puso Primera y ya tiene todo acordado con el representante del Colombiano para q siga su carrera allí. La oferta del club inglés a las oficinas del club está al caer. 23 M de Euros por La totalidad d su paseVictor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.— Luis Fregossi (@LuisFregossi) October 19, 2018Spurs are ready to make their signing since Lucas Moura joined the club from Paris Saint-Germain in January.The Colombia midfielder is a player the club have been keen on since the summer after his impressive performances during the World Cup in Russia.Tottenham are prepared to make an offer in the region of €23million for the Boca Juniors player and have already reached an agreement with the Barrios’ representatives.last_img read more