Urban Rhino wins Bronze Telly Award for Video

first_imgUrban Rhino wins a Bronze Telly at the 28th Annual Telly Awards for a video they produced for Mansfield Heliflight. The video was produced in HD last summer and is featured on Mansfield Heliflight’s web page. It was shot, edited by Nathan Beaman and produced by Lars Gange of Black Bullet. The video can be seen online atwww.urbanrhinovisual.com/video/heliflight.mov(link is external)Description of Telly Awards:Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The 27th Annual Telly Awards also included new categories to honor video and commercials created specifically for the Web. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.The Bronze Telly is the second highest award, silver is the highest. www.tellyawards.com(link is external)Urban Rhino is a multimedia company located in Burlington, Vermont. They specialize in High Definition video production, post-production services, web video, motion graphics and creative services. Urban Rhino employs the only Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Trainer in the state of Vermont. www.urbanrhinovisual.com(link is external)last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Addresses Central American Maritime Security Strategies

first_imgBy Dialogo June 06, 2012 This initiative was organized by NAVSO, the mission of which focuses on facilitating the exchange of information and promoting cooperation with the regional navies, and the merchant-marine community of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Eastern Pacific. This SOUTHCOM component operates as an information channel focused on the security of maritime trade and the commitment to support the shipping industry. The naval division of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) held a seminar to address maritime security strategies in Central America. The forum, Central American Maritime Safety and Security Challenges: A Cooperative Response, was organized in Managua, Nicaragua, by the Maritime Liaison – Latin America of the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO), working jointly with the Nicaraguan National Maritime Authority and the Central American Maritime Transportation Commission. The meeting’s objective was to inform and educate both government and military institutions and the private sector about immediate, potential, and long-term maritime security problems and their impact on aspects related to the facilitation of trade. The chief point of the seminar consisted in strengthening lasting partnerships based in the maritime community in order to foster shared ideas and objectives in relation to security and stability. center_img More than 120 maritime security experts, including representatives from NAVSO and other U.S. institutions and members of the Joint Interagency Task Force – South, the Nicaraguan National Maritime Authority, the Central American Maritime Transportation Commission, the Nicaraguan Army’s Naval Force, and the Central American Integration System attended the event. The Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce; the Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America; the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Response; and representatives from the maritime security authorities of Honduras and Guatemala also participated.last_img read more

Bill would create new DCA

first_imgThe bill also calls for the creation of 29 new circuit judges, 18 new county judges, and four new DCA judges.The bill authorizes 14 new circuit judges, effective January 4, 2005, including one in the 14th Circuit; two each in the 17th and 20th circuits; and three each in the 11th, 13th, and 19th circuits. Fifteen new circuit judges would be authorized effective April 15, 2005, including one each in the First, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, 10th, and 15th circuits; two in the Sixth Circuit; and three each in the Fifth and Ninth circuits.The bill provides for nine new county court judges, effective January 4, 2005, including one each in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Martin, Dade, and St. Lucie counties, and two in Hillsborough County. Nine new county court judges would come on line April 1, including one each in Columbia, Duval, Marion, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, and Volusia counties, and two in Palm Beach County.The fiscal impact of creating the additional judgeships in FY 2004-05 is $4.7 million, according to the bill. Bill would create new DCA Mark D. Killian Managing Editor The House passed a bill that would create a Sixth District Court of Appeal based in Polk County and redefine a number of the existing appellate districts.The House voted 72-45 April 1 to create the first new DCA in the state since 1979, as part of HB 1849 introduced by Appropriations Committee Chair Bruce Kyle, R-Ft. Myers. The proposed legislation also calls for the creation of 51 new judgeships, including 29 at the circuit level, 18 on the county benches, and four new DCA judges.Kyle said he made his decision to propose the new DCA based on a 1999 report of the Judicial Management Council’s Committee to Study the Need for Additional District Courts of Appeal, which at the time said within the next five years Florida would need two more DCAs. That committee based its findings on a workload standard of 385 filings per judge per year, which should yield 225 case dispositions. The panel also recommended each DCA should be staffed with 10 judges and allowed for growth to 12.The Supreme Court’s annual certification opinion this year called for the creation of 88 new judgeships, including four new appellate judges — two for the Second DCA and one each in the Fourth and Fifth DCAs — but did not request the creation of a new appellate district.Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead said he recently appointed a com-mittee to look into the need for any additional appellate districts and is awaiting that report before commenting on the bill. First DCA Chief Judge James Wolf chairs that study group, which is composed, essentially, of the members of the DCA Budget Commission, and is expected to complete that report soon, Chief Justice Anstead said.Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Dania, said while he supports the creation of the new judgeships, he could not support the bill as written and questioned its constitutionality, because he said the Supreme Court did not specifically certify to the legislature the need for a new DCA.But Kyle characterized the JMC committee’s report as “tantamount to a certification” from the court.“This issue has been studied and studied and studied for the last 25 years, since the creation of the last DCA, and what has been current throughout all those studies is that collegiality is important and even in the most recent study it said DCAs should not breach 12 [judges] per DCA,” Kyle said.“Well, [the court] has certified two new judges for the Second DCA, which brings that DCA up to 16 judges. So breaching their own report, I argue they have certified the need for at least one new DCA at this point — if not two.”Ryan, however, argued the Florida Constitution contains a specific procedure for increasing the number of judicial districts, and since the Supreme Court has not undertaken those steps, the legislature would be overstepping its bounds by creating the new district itself. Ryan also said the JMC tabled the report by its Committee to Study the Need for Additional District Courts of Appeal, “so the report of the committee never even came to the Supreme Court.”Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, commended Kyle and Rep. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, for funding 51 of 88 judges the court asked for, “but we are also in this same bill creating a Sixth District Court of Appeal in direct violation of the Florida Constitution.”Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, also decried the fact the bill was taken up only by the House Appropriations Committee before it made its way to the floor and was not referred to the Judiciary or Judicial Appropriations committees.“All we have done is thrust it though Appropriations and onto the floor and said, ‘Just do it, let’s do it,’ [even though it’s] likely in violation of the constitution, and without any of the serious thought or reflection that we should take with all of our tasks,” Gelber said.Kyle also offered an amendment — which he ultimately withdrew — which would have reverted the state’s Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) back to the way it was two years ago for judges and justices, meaning they would lose their accrued retirement benefits if they did not retire five years after enrolling in the program.Gelber said in effect that amendment would require 60 or 70 judges in the state — including the chief justice — to resign their positions or lose the lump sum they had earned through the DROP program. Gelber said the amendment was offered “to subtly intimidate and abuse our judiciary.”Gelber and Seiler then proposed a tongue-in-cheek amendment to Kyle’s amendment, which read: “That statute shall not apply to justices and judges unless their published opinions and judicial philosophy has been expressly approved by the House.”Sixth DCA Bill would create new DCA The bill envisions the new Sixth DCA comprised of the 10th, 12th, and 20th circuits. The Second DCA would be headquartered in Hillsborough County and would hear cases from the Fifth, Sixth, and 13th circuits. The Fourth DCA would be comprised of the 15th and 17th circuits, and the Fifth DCA would hear cases from the Seventh, Ninth, 18th, and 19th circuits. The First and Third DCAs would remain the same.The number of judges certified for the First and Third DCAs remains the same at 15 and 11, respectively. The bill calls for the number of judges in the Second DCA to go from 14 to 11; in the Fourth DCA from 12 to 11; and in the Fifth DCA from 10 to 11. The bill certifies seven judges for the new Sixth DCA.The bill makes clear that its terms will not affect any currently sitting Supreme Court justice, and only when there is a vacancy on the court must it be filled to ensure that at least one justice is appointed to the court from each appellate district, as required by the constitution.A clause is included in the bill that specifies that the entire act becomes invalid if any of the provisions relating to the creation of the Sixth DCA are held to be invalid.The operating costs associated with a new DCA are estimated to be $2.5 million per year, according to Kyle.New Judges April 15, 2004 Managing Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Amid pandemic, people are buying plenty of ski equipment

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — At Berger’s Ski and Snowboard shop in Downtown Binghamton, ski and snowboarding equipment is everywhere. He adds that he believes a lot of people who haven’t skied in a while most likely will this year. And says that more people will want to stay local to ski, instead of flying out west. He also says skiing is an attractive option this year since it is a natually, socially distant sport: you wear gloves, mask, and are feet apart from others, when you are wearing your skis. But Owner James Sherrick, says it all might be gone sooner than you think. Sherrick says that compared to last year’s sales, this year, sales have almost doubled. He says people have been purchasing everything from skis, to snowboards, to even cross country skis. last_img read more

Great recognition of the profession: Croatian tourist guides admitted to the World Federation of Tourist Guides

first_imgAfter a lot of work in Croatia that was recognized by colleagues at the world level,  Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) became a “Full Member”  or a full member of the World Federation of Tourist Guides (WFTGA) which brings together national tourist guide associations in over 80 countries and represents over 150 tour guides worldwide. It is important to emphasize that he is also a WFTGA, partner and associate member of the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) and UNESCO. President of ZDTVH Kristina Nuić Prka emphasized the importance of admission to WFTGA membership in the promotion of Croatia in the tourism profession  emphasizing that this is not a goal but a continuation of the struggle for rights  Croatian tourist guides within the European norm imposed on the profession and association with colleagues from other countries of rich cultural heritage. “Following the imposed norms  Foreign tourist guides can, on the basis of requests for temporary and occasional activities, the frequency of which cannot be controlled, guide and present Croatia to tourists without education, and the same is true.  exempted only in areas of protected localities. What is the area of ​​a protected site and what are the criteria for determining them, is unclear and depends solely on the interpretation of the European Commission, which wants to put as few sites as possible on this list. the country’s reputation and the large number of tourists represent our country, its cultural heritage,  history, people and tradition. ” points out Nuić Prka and adds that they have already applied to host the Convention WFTGA 2021, which would be a really great promotion for our country in the tourism profession at the global level.  The Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) was founded in 2005 and brings together 19 tourist guide associations from all regions of Croatia, and currently ZDTVH represents about 2000 tourist guides in Croatia.Kristina Nuić Prka: TOURIST GUIDES ARE AMBASSADORS OF OUR COUNTRYPhoto: ZDTVHAnd if  tourist guides  have a very significant role, if not one of the key ones,  in overall tourism, they are still underestimated, especially in the context of the development and promotion of tourist destinations. “Tourist guides are an indispensable segment in destination management and promotion. Every good travel agency will ask and consult a guide what to do and when. ”Points out Nuić Prka. We have to care about our overall performance and what story we tell tourists about ourselves. We must not allow our history, culture and way of life, identity to be misinterpreted and misinterpreted. That’s why it’s also important to use licensed tour guides. Of course, in order to reduce costs, some agencies do not use licensed tourist guides, but they are not aware of how over-complex tourism is and how the tourist product is made up of all participants, not individuals. If we perform poorly, we all lose in the long run, there is less tourist spending and a shorter tourist season. “Being a guide is an honor. It is an honor to be in a situation where you have the opportunity to bring individuals and groups from all over the world closer to their history, rich cultural heritage, sense of national identity, religion, language and the freedom we are so proud of. Because who can better show a stranger the spirit of our people, tell him about defiance and pride, which is innate in all of us, heroes, resourcefulness, wisdom from antiquities, faith, old customs, legends and folklore – from our people? We are not just narrators of history. We are ambassadors of our country, our region, our city, our culture, language and customs. It depends on us with what image of Croatia and us as a nation, tourists will go home. I also emphasize that the cultural heritage preserves the national identity of the country so as not to drown in European globalization. ” concludes Nuić Prka and emphasizes that cultural heritage represents our entire national corpus and we must do everything in our power to preserve it.More information about the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH) can be found on their website official website.last_img read more

Girls High School Basketball Scores (12-14)

first_imgWRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Saturday  (12-14)East Central  58     Batesville  35Rushville  53     Greensburg  33Connersville  56     Lawrenceburg  50Trimble County  41     Switzerland County  36Cancelled:  South Ripley at Franklin County.Milan at Edinburgh.last_img

Mrs. Lauragene (Cutter) Filsell

first_imgMrs. Lauragene (Cutter) Filsell, age 74, of Versailles, Indiana, entered this life on January 29, 1942, in Milan, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Clarence Robert and Aldean Irene (Cleeter) Cutter. She was raised in Fairview, Indiana and later moved to Abingdon, Virginia where she attended high school through her junior year. Lauragene moved back to Switzerland County, Indiana where she was a 1960 graduate of Vevay High School. She earned her Bachelors in education in 1964 from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. Lauragene was united in marriage on July 10, 1965 in Evansville, Indiana to the late, Donald Ray Wittmer and to this union arrived two daughters, Laura and Laurene to bless their home. She earned her Masters degree in education in 1966 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Lauragene was later united in marriage on September 22, 1984 at the Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Bruce Edward Filsell. Lauragene and Bruce shared nearly 31 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 22, 2015. Lauragene was a former Teacher for the Lawrenceburg High School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and for South Ripley High School where she taught English and Spanish, retiring in 1971. Lauragene was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church in Versailles, Indiana. She resided the past 50 years in the Versailles community. Lauragene enjoyed spending time with her grandsons and will be remembered for her love of sewing, cooking and working crossword puzzles. Lauragene passed away at 7:50 am, Friday, July 15, 2016, at the Waters of Batesville in Batesville, Indiana.Lauragene will be dearly missed by her daughters: Laura Freese and her husband: Paul of Batesville, IN and Laurene Wittmer of North Vernon, IN; her grandsons: Justin Wittmer and Levi and Eli Freese; her step-grandsons: Eric and Kyle Freese; her brothers: Arlen Cutter of Fairview, IN, Denzil Cutter of Fairview, IN and Dean Cutter of Versailles, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Clarence Robert Cutter, died October 30, 1981 and Aldean Irene (Cleeter) Cutter, died March 10, 2004; her 1st husband: Donald Ray Wittmer, died July 16, 2005 and her 2nd husband, Bruce Edward Filsell, died February 22, 2015.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Dick Burcham, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Skateboarder Olympic hopeful fractures skull in training

first_img Brown posted footage of her fall on her Instagram page and YouTube, in a video which also included shots of her being carried to the helicopter and the sound of her heartbeat flatlining in hospital. Speaking from her hospital bed, sporting a black eye and a cast on her left arm, she said: ‘I don’t usually post my falls or talk about them because I want people to see the fun in what I do. She is the youngest professional skateboarder in the world, and has also won the American TV programme Dancing with the Stars in the juniors category. She is also the youngest Nike sponsored athlete in the world and has featured in an ad campaign alongside Serena Williams and Simone Biles. Brown is also a keen surfer, who spends most of her time training in California in the USA. ‘But this was my worst fall. I just want everyone to know that it’s OK, don’t worry, I’m OK. I’m just going to get back up and push even harder.’ Read Also Olympic champion Rudisha out for 16 weeks after ankle fracture Brown was born in Japan to a Japanese mother but her father is British. The 2019 World Skateboarding Championship bronze medallist will have just turned 13 by the time the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics take place in July 2021. Team GB’s 11-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown is ‘lucky to be alive’ after fracturing her skull in a horror accident in training. Brown, who is set to become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian in Tokyo, flew off her skateboard at the top of a high ramp and landed head-first on hard ground. She was airlifted to hospital and was unresponsive on arrival but is now expected to make a full recovery, despite breaking her hand and wrist and injuring her skull. Brown’s dad, Stewart, said: ‘Sky’s had the gnarliest fall she’s ever had and is lucky to be alive. ‘She landed head-first off a ramp on her hand. When she first came to hospital, everyone was fearful for her life.’Sky remains positive and strong, the whole medical team is shocked to see her positivity.’ Sky Brown lost balance in training leading to tjhe fallAdvertisement Loading…center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

The highlights of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s book launch

first_img “Every word I say is a big risk for me. I am happy that I don’t have an electronic tag. I think it’s not far from (that). I also think that £50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace. And I also think that the possibility of getting a stadium ban is also something absolutely astonishing.” On perceived inconsistencies in the FA’s disciplinary process, mentioning Wenger in all but name: “There is something that, now, we know. One, we can push people in the technical area. The word ‘afraid’ is a punishment, and a hard punishment. But to say the referee was ‘weak and naive’, referring to one of the top referees, not just in this country, also in Europe, to call him ‘weak and naive’ we can do.” On his future: “If you ask me how many years I’m still going to coach, I’d risk 15 more. I’m in the middle: I did 15, I have 15 more to do. I’ll finish at 67. Maybe later if I can. Can I stay 15 more years at Chelsea Football Club? I don’t think so. I don’t think modern football allows it any more, so normally I will not finish my career at Chelsea. I would like to, but I don’t think it’s possible.” On a future book, insisting it will include more titles, which he celebrates by showing the number of successes on his hands: “The next book would have lots of chapters. The first one will be the moment I’m living now, with four defeats in eight Premier League matches, with two defeats at home which is more than the defeats I’d had in the previous 100 matches at home. But, for sure, it’ll be a book with lots of good moments, lots of cups, lots of trophies. I think I wrote it (in) there: I still have two fingers, but I have feet. So I don’t think I’m going to be just 10 times a champion in my career. I have feet.” On the photo at Old Trafford, when Mourinho’s Porto beat Manchester United en route to winning the 2004 Champions League: “That photo represents a dramatic change in my career. It’s a picture which put me in the eyes of the football world. I was standing before the ball hit the net and I was fast. I’m still quite fast, but at that time I was even faster. It was a great run and an iconic picture in a moment that changed my career.” Mourinho wrote next to the picture that the following day he “had two big English clubs knocking on my door. A blue and a red.” The “red” is believed to be Liverpool. He says now: “Don’t try to find controversy in such a clean book. It’s gone. It was 10 years ago.” Ahead of his second Chelsea chapter, Mourinho wrote “Tradition says: ‘Don’t go back to a club where you were happy before’. Perfect – another challenge is exactly what I wanted!”. He says he has no regrets: “I’m so happy to be back, so happy to do what we managed to do last season. And we want to do more. Obviously I’m not going to run away from the moment. The results are bad, but I’m not going to run away from it and I believe more good moments are going to happen again. I signed a new contract a few months ago. When I signed it was not to run away from responsibilities, but to work and fight and wait for the results of our work.” Press Association Jose Mourinho on Thursday night hit out at the Football Association, Arsene Wenger and revealed he does not expect to finish his career at Chelsea – just three highlights of a media conference at Waterstones Piccadilly to promote his book MOURINHO. center_img Here Press Association Sport looks at some more: On the Football Association’s punishment – a £50,000 fine and one-match suspended stadium ban: last_img read more

Step it up

first_imgMembers of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity dance at the National Pan-hellenic Council yard show Thursday night in McCarthy Quad. Chapters of historically black fraternities and sororities at USC perform step routines that are specific to their organizations.Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojanlast_img