Harvard University: Year in Pictures 2009-2010

first_imgIn her Commencement remarks, President Drew Faust celebrated the year’s achievements, which included expanded public service, blossoming arts programs, broadened community outreach, and myriad academic accomplishments. Here, she discusses the year that was, with, as backdrop, a photo diary of life at Harvard, which bookends students arriving with pillows and graduating with hugs.last_img

Noé meets shareholders in Derwent takeover bid

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Volleyball: Meet the eight new additions to the Badgers

first_imgComing off a Big Ten title season in 2014, Wisconsin volleyball head coach Kelly Sheffield will return only six out of his 14 players from that championship squad. So Sheffield got busy, recruiting eight fresh faces (two transfers and six freshman) to hit the hardwood in the UW Field House.Get to know the newest Badgers:Lauryn GillisPosition: Outside hitterHometown: New Castle, IndianaLast school: USC (Transfer)As a freshman at USC last season, Gillis averaged 2.14 kills per set, which ranked third for the Trojans across 21 matches. This past summer, she traveled to Europe with the USA Volleyball Junior National Team.In transferring to Madison, Gillis said she’s excited for a fresh start and new life in a college town.“Here, the whole town revolves around athletics,” Gillis said. “It’s just really cool to have that atmosphere.”Maddie SmithPosition: Outside hitter/defensive specialistHometown: St. Germain, WisconsinHigh school: Northland PinesWisconsin volleyball is in Smith’s blood. Her mother, Julie, played for Wisconsin and was a member of the 1990 Big Ten Championship team.Smith is a bit of a late bloomer in volleyball terms, since she didn’t start club play until her junior year of high school and committed to UW just eight months ago.Smith said her favorite spot on campus is the UW Field House because of the tradition behind it.Amber MacDonaldPosition: LiberoHometown: Alpharetta, GeorgiaHigh school: Blessed Trinity CatholicMacDonald is listed at 5-foot-4, the smallest player on the Badgers. But she packs a lot of punch.The first-team All-American recorded a team-high 10 digs at the Under Armour All-America match.As the first Wisconsin volleyball player to hail from Georgia, MacDonald has found comfort in confiding in her teammates, who she lived with over the summer.“Getting to just be with them and being able to talk about going through the same stuff,” MacDonald said. “It’s nice having other people know what you’re going through.”Hannah JuleyPosition: SetterHometown: La Grange, IllinoisHigh school: Lyons TownshipLike Smith, Juley had a previous Badger connection. Her sister, Erin Juley, transferred to UW and played last season before an injury ended her career.But it was actually Hannah Juley who decided to become a Badger first, committing to play for Sheffield’s program before Erin Juley filed her transfer papers.“Everyone thinks it’s the opposite,” Hannah Juley said.Her dad, Steve Juley, also attended Wisconsin.Hannah Juley said playing in the UW Field House will be a privilege.“You just feel really important,” she said.Tionna WilliamsPosition: Middle blockerHometown: Fort Wayne, IndianaHigh school: Concordia LutheranWilliams enters UW as the sixth-ranked recruit by PrepVolleyball.com, and with good reason. She averaged five kills per set, hit .469 as a senior and led her team to a state title.Sheffield had recruited Williams since her freshman year of high school when he was still at Dayton.Other than playing volleyball, her favorite thing about Madison so far is sitting out on the docks by Memorial Union Terrace.Julia SaundersPosition: Outside hitterHometown: La Grange, IllinoisHigh school: Nazareth AcademyWhen Saunders ever feels homesick, she can look to her fellow freshman Hannah Juley as a reminder of home. The two played on the same club team, 1st Alliance, throughout high school.“It helps me from being homesick,” Saunders said. “She knows people that I know. She knows the area. It’s nice to have someone you know.”This summer, Saunders said she had the chance to sample the sushi up and down State Street.Madison DuelloPosition: Outside hitterHometown: Kansas City, MissouriHigh school: LibertyPrepVolleyball.com ranked Duello as the ninth overall player in the 2015 Class, and she was also named a 2014 AVCA All-American.Duello, Missouri’s 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year, was hesitant prior to her first visit to Madison. Once she got here, though, she knew it was the place for her.“I just fell in love with the town and the team,” Duello said. “I couldn’t picture being anywhere else.”Jordan RobbinsPosition: SetterHometown: San Diego, CaliforniaLast School: UCLA (Transfer)Robbins will have three years of eligibility remaining at Wisconsin after redshirting in 2014. In her freshman year at UCLA, she played in 13 matches.Having lived her whole life in southern California, Robbins is in the midst of a significant change, which she said is made easier by going through it with seven other girls. The most delightful surprise, Robbins said, is the people of Madison.“I love how nice everybody is,” Robbins said. “Everyone smiles. That does not happen in L.A.”last_img read more

Conte wants Blues fans to recreate Wembley noise

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte has urged Chelsea fans to recreate the atmosphere from Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham when Southampton visit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.A Blues win over the Saints would stretch their Premier League lead to seven points and put the pressure back on second-placed Spurs, who are away to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.“On Tuesday I want our supporters to help the players on the pitch,” Conte said.“I want this a lot because it is a really important for us. We need our fans in the same way like against Tottenham when they pushed a lot.”See also:Pochettino insists Spurs will ‘move on’Chelsea v Tottenham player ratingsExperience will help Ake and Batshuayi – ConteChelsea’s Wembley triumph over Spurs – in picturesChelsea must ‘exploit’ their win over Tottenham, says ConteFixtures give Spurs an advantage – ConteCahill in line for Chelsea return’No sign’ of new Hazard deal   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

National Book Week Forum 2014

first_imgNational Book Week Forum launchesThe South African Reading Foundation (SARF) in partnership with OR Tambo International Airport, Brand SA and the University of Johannesburg will launch the second annual National Book Week Form forum on Tuesday, 2 September 2014.The theme for National Book Week South Africa this year is “going places” which illustrates that reading books can take us places both in terms of one’s career , socially, as well as through the travelling one does in each story. The sub-theme for our forum is Intellectual Swag which means it’s cool to be intelligent. This concept allows us to counter negative stereotypes associated with reading books and has proven to increase the appeal of the activity amongst youth.At the National Book Week Forum business leaders, authors and celebrities will come together to discuss how books have assisted them to progress in their careers as well as how we can spread a culture of reading books in South AfricaGuest speakers for the day will include: CEO of Shanduka Group Ms Phuti Mahanyele, Author Mr Shaka Sisulu, Author Ms Gugu Ndima, OR Tambo International Airport Brand and Comms Manager Mrs Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, Brand SA Director: Strategic Marketing & Comms, Wendy Tlou, Media Personality Ms Pearl Thusi (MC), Actress Ms Nolo Phiri and Chairperson of the SA Reading Foundation Tebogo Ditshego.About the South African Reading FoundationThe South African Reading Foundation (SARF) is an organisation which encourages young South Africans to read books and also creates access to reading material. Through social media initiative @ReadabookSA, SARF has attracted over 30,800 followers on Twitter and has become the most followed book club in South Africa.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, and young to not so young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all. There are numerous opportunities, big and small, for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities.The campaign is driven by the Brand South Africa.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.  Note to EditorsAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, helping to improve its global competitiveness. It also aims to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, contributing to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.There are numerous opportunities for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities, whether big or small. The campaign is driven by Brand South Africa.More resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit SouthAfrica.info and Media Club South Africa for further resources that can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.Join the conversation Follow Brand South AfricaTell us how you Play Your PartFacebook: www.facebook.com/BrandSouthAfricaFacebook: www.facebook.com/PlayYourPartTwitter: @Brand_SATwitter: @PlayYourPartSAWebsite: www.brandsouthafrica.comWebsite:  www.playyourpart.co.zaContactFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Boitumelo MpeteTel: +27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0) 82 358 9047Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Germany’s Bioenergy Villages

first_imgThe notion that a village can produce as much energy as it consumes is not new in Germany, nor is it exclusive to this country that has set aggressive targets for renewable energy use. In the mid-1990s, for example, the Austrian village of Güssing began implementing strategies to use local biomass to produce electricity and heat, and the Danish island community of Samsø installed wind turbines to meet its electrical needs.In recent years, however, the idea of Bioenergiedörfer, or “bioenergy villages,” seems to have captured the public imagination in Germany. Last month I attended a conference called “Bioenergy Villages 2014” that provided a great overview of the bioenergy village movement in Germany. Energy security and affordabilityAlthough bioenergy villages have characteristics in common with one another, they may differ widely in form. As one speaker at the conference put it, “The commonality of bioenergy villages is their broad individuality.” In other words, there is not one prescription for success. Bioenergy villages vary in organizational structure, raw materials used, technology installed, and financing models employed. However, these communities tend to have common goals.The most frequently expressed motivation for developing a bioenergy village is to ensure the future availability and affordability of energy supplies. Second on the list is to keep money in the local economy. A quote that surfaced several times during the conference comes from 19th century German cooperative pioneer Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen: “Das Geld des Dorfes dem Dorfe” — “the village’s money to the village.”While environmental concerns certainly play a role in the development of bioenergy villages, surveys reveal that the potential environmental benefits — particularly with regard to climate change — tend not to be the most compelling motivator for many people. RELATED ARTICLES Germany’s Plus-Energy TownVäxjö, Sweden, is a Model of Sustainability Could we do it here?What lessons do Germany’s bioenergy villages hold for the U.S.? I have been pondering this question with regard to my own community and region. I live in a section of the Connecticut River Valley that was once characterized by thriving manufacturing communities — the so-called Precision Valley. I see similarities between the villages — some of them struggling — in New Hampshire and Vermont with which I am familiar, and many of the rural villages I have seen in Germany — especially those in the former East Germany.The challenges of translating Germany’s success with bioenergy villages to New England are admittedly substantial. Germany’s rural villages tend to be very compact, surrounded by open farmland. Americans like to spread out. Although the German government has not specifically targeted bioenergy villages for financial support, many of the Energiewende’s programs encourage investment in the renewable energy systems on which bioenergy villages are based.Technologies that are common in Germany, such as biogas installations (roughly 8,000 to date), village-scale cogeneration plants, and district heating systems, have not been widely implemented in the U.S. Lower retail electricity prices in the U.S. make cogeneration potentially less attractive, and the availability of natural gas has undoubtedly hampered development of the biogas industry.Culturally, Germans generally seem to value consensus and cooperative action more than we do in the U.S. This cultural bias can be seen in the realm of national politics as well as in local communities.Despite the differences between Germany and the U.S. in the geographic, political, technological, and cultural landscapes, the fundamental lesson that I take from Germany’s bioenergy village movement is that success is possible, and even likely, given sufficient commitment from residents. The details of historic New England villages becoming net positive producers of energy will undoubtedly differ from those of Germany’s Bioenergiedörfer, but the compelling benefits will be similar. Every year, thousands of visitors descend on Jühnde to be educated and inspired. These days the town produces over twice as much electricity as it consumes. The citizens are now participating in an electro-mobility pilot project that is exploring ways to use the excess power to serve local transportation needs.The examples of Jühnde and other early adopters of the bioenergy village concept have encouraged communities throughout Germany to pursue similar strategies. During the past nine years, the knowledge base to support the development of bioenergy villages has grown rapidly. The local and region-wide economic benefits of these villages have also been well documented. There are currently about 150 communities in Germany that are officially registered as bioenergy villages. Hundreds more are in the planning phases. ARTICLES BY ANDREW DEY A Construction Trade Fair in GermanyVisiting a District Heating Plant in AustriaA Visit to a German Home CenterA German Deep-Energy RetrofitGermany’s Energy RevolutionAn Energy-Efficiency Conference in Germany Coming up with a definition for “bioenergy village”Determining the precise number of bioenergy villages in Germany is difficult because there is not a single, broadly accepted definition of the term, and because communities are developing their capabilities rapidly. On a website called “Toward the Bioenergy Village”, Germany’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture lists the following criteria for bioenergy villages:At least 50% of the community’s energy needs (electricity and heat) are supplied by locally produced bioenergy (typically silage plants and/or wood chips);Local citizens are actively involved in developing the ideas and making the decisions;The biomass used as a resource is owned at least partially by the villagers, and is grown and harvested locally, in a sustainable manner;Other renewable energy sources may supplement the generation of power and heat from biomass;Energy efficiency and energy conservation measures are regularly considered and implemented;Value is created locally, and the benefits extend regionally.A complementary framework for defining bioenergy villages is provided by one of the organizations that sponsored the conference, the Institute for Applied Resource Management. This organization views the development of bioenergy villages in terms of the following five pillars:Electricity production;Heat production;Energy efficiency;Land-use management;Civic engagement. Phased developmentBioenergy villages are typically developed in phases. In its recently published “Guide to the Practical Implementation of Bioenergy Villages” (Bioenergiedörfer: Leitfaden für eine praxisnahe Umsetzung), Germany’s Institute for Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe) lists these phases as:Initiation;Preliminary Planning and Groundwork;Detailed Planning and Construction;Operating and Optimizing;Further Development.The initial idea for a bioenergy village may come from individuals, from a group within a village, from an agricultural cooperative, or from a local business. The initiators undertake a preliminary assessment of the energy needs of the community, and the potential for these needs to be served by renewable resources. Local residents are surveyed to gauge their interest in participating, and to clarify their motivations. Ideally during this initial phase, a foundation of trust within the community is recognized and strengthened.Specific questions that are addressed include:Does the village have sufficient biomass potential to sustainably support the production of electricity and heat, without competing for other important needs?Is there strong interest among the residents to be connected to a district heating network?Are there large heat sinks within the community, such as a swimming pool, a school, large town buildings, or industrial facilities that could be integrated into the network?Are infrastructure projects such as street improvements, water/sanitation upgrades, or fiber optic installation being planned that could be combined with the burial of district heating pipes?On what areas should a feasibility study focus, how should the study be funded, and who within the community will oversee that process?center_img Andrew Dey’s background includes carpentry, contracting, and project management. For the past six years he has provided construction consulting services to clients in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. He is passionate about retrofitting existing buildings — including his own house — for greater energy efficiency. His blog is called Snapshots from Berlin. Feasibility studyThe “Detailed Planning and Building” phase typically starts with commissioning a comprehensive feasibility study that forms the basis of ongoing planning. The feasibility study outlines the extent of the heating network and the capacity of the heating plant. It includes financial, technical and environmental parameters such as annual operating costs, ROI, pipe dimensions, transmission losses, cost increases, and CO2-savings. The calculations include an estimate of the cost of the heat to be supplied to buildings on the network.In Germany, such feasibility studies might cost €15,000 to €30,000 ($20,000 to $40,000), and take three to six months to complete. While the feasibility study is underway, financing for the project can be lined up. Based on the feasibility study, agreements are executed with the biomass suppliers, the contractors who will build the energy production and distribution systems, and the consumers of the heat and power. With the appropriate contracts in place, the design and engineering are finalized, and construction can begin.“Operating and Optimizing” a village-scale energy system requires ongoing training of personnel, troubleshooting issues that arise, and adjusting the system for optimal performance. As new buildings are constructed and more resources become available, additional buildings can be connected to the district heating network. Improvements to the efficiency of system components are also made — for example by reducing the heating requirement of buildings in the village, or improving the efficiency of pumps.“Further Development” takes many forms, including the implementation of innovative technologies and programs (process heat for commercial/industrial use, eco-tourism, electro-mobility, etc.), the installation of photovoltaic arrays and wind turbines, the construction of additional biogas generators and cogeneration plants, and region-wide outreach and education. How big an investment is required?Data available from bioenergy villages that have been operating for years are available to help guide these initial discussions. For example, the time-frame required to plan and implement a biogas generation plant coupled with cogeneration and a district heating network is typically two to four years.The initial capital investment for such systems may be between 0.5 and 4 million Euros ($700,000 to $5,500,000). The capital that a village cooperative typically invests is between €50,000 and €500,000 ($70,000 and $700,000). The price that a building owner might pay to connect to the district heating system ranges from €0 to €12,000, with an average cost of about €4,000 ($5,500).Typically between 50% and 80% of the buildings in a village are connected to the district heating network. Heating costs for residents connected to these networks have been ranging from €100 to €400 ($140 to $550) per year. In terms of land-use, between 100 and 500 hectares (between 250 and 1,200 acres) of forest are required when forestry waste is used to fuel a central boiler, and between 50 and 300 hectares (between 125 and 750 acres) of cultivated land can supply a biogas generator with the silage plants that are typically combined with manure. These numbers are wide-ranging because they depend on a variety of factors such as the size of the village, the configuration of the buildings, and the resources available.During the “Preliminary Planning and Groundwork” phase, working groups are typically formed to focus on specific areas such as management, technology, biomass, financing and communications. The working group on management develops models for owning and operating the energy systems, and establishes the appropriate legal entities.The technology working group researches options, visits existing bioenergy installations, and narrows the choice of technologies.The biomass working group confirms with local producers the sustainable supply of biomass, and develops logistics for harvesting, storage and delivery.The financing working group investigates subsidies and grants, contacts local banks, and assesses the potential for direct investment from members of the community.As skillful communication is a cornerstone of successful bioenergy villages, the working group on communications develops and implements a communication plan that encourages participation, emphasizes transparency of process, provides educational resources, and addresses specific concerns of the residents. Allaying local concernsWhile these phases provide a convenient outline for planning the development of a bioenergy village, the reality is not so neat or predictable. Challenges to the process — both legitimate and ill-informed — can arise at every stage. Doubts will be raised about the projected costs, the efficiency and reliability of the installations, the potential environmental impacts, and disruption due to truck traffic.The Bioenergiedörfer movement in Germany has accumulated a wealth of experience to allay these concerns. Additional guidance is provided by studies of bioenergy villages that have identified common factors contributing to success, including:One or more Zugpferde (“draft horses”) — citizens who tirelessly champion the project;A strong sense of community spirit and trust;Clear and frequent communication, and transparent processes;Broad and strong engagement of community members;A comprehensive and reliable feasibility study;Efficient and determined planning and implementation;Relatively low connection costs to the district heating system;Resultant heating costs that are competitive with (or lower than) the status quo.One additional success factor is the ability of bioenergy village residents to see their community as a role model that can instruct and inspire other villages in the region and beyond. Several presenters at the conference suggested that a critical mass of experience and capability is being reached that could significantly accelerate the development of bioenergy villages.However, this optimism was tempered at the conference by pointed references to the government’s current discussions about revising the law that provides financial incentives for renewable energy production — the so-called EEG 2.0. In order to try to curb what many perceive as unsustainable increases in the retail cost of electricity, the government may cut some of these incentives. Biogas installations and cogeneration plants are seen as potential losers in these negotiations. A village that produces twice as much power as it consumesThe first village in Germany to be officially recognized as a bioenergy village was Jühnde, in the state of Lower Saxony. In 2005, a cooperative within this village of 780 inhabitants and 450 cows built a biogas production facility fueled by silage plants and manure. The gas from this plant is burned in a communally owned cogeneration plant that provides electricity and heat to buildings in the village. Eventually a wood chip-fired boiler was added to the district heating system to provide supplemental heat (see Image #2, below). Scaling the conceptAs the number of bioenergy villages in Germany increases, attention is increasingly being paid to scaling these efforts to regions, towns, and cities. The conference presenters showcased a number of towns and cities that have built on the concept of the bioenergy village. These larger communities typically have multiple cogeneration units fueled by biogas and natural gas that provide heat and power to neighborhoods and to complexes of buildings such as hospitals and schools. Photovoltaic arrays and wind turbines often contribute to the supply of locally produced power.In addition to being broadened geographically, the concept of bioenergy villages is being recognized as having diverse demographic benefits. I was struck at this conference, as I have been at others here in Germany, by the way in which themes relating to social justice are brought into discussions about renewable energy and energy efficiency. (Any American who thinks that Obama is a socialist should try living in Europe for a while).Like many other countries, Germany is seeing a general migration of young people from rural to urban areas. By creating jobs and fostering innovation, bioenergy villages provide opportunities for rural youth. The conference presentations highlighted numerous examples of villages that have been re-energized and re-capitalized through their own efforts.At the other end of the demographic spectrum, retirees in these villages are often living on fixed incomes that have been outpaced by increases in the cost of electricity and heat. Stabilizing the cost of utilities is particularly helpful to the elderly and the poor, who spend a relatively high proportion of their income on these basic necessities.While the measurable benefits of bioenergy villages are well-documented, a less tangible but oft-mentioned outcome is the sense of empowerment that is shared by the villagers. Communities take pride in creating their own electricity and heat, in reducing Germany’s dependence on foreign energy suppliers (read: Russia, lately), and in helping to achieve the goals of the country’s ambitious Energiewende, or Energy Transition.last_img read more

The Undeniable Emotional Impact of Music in Film

first_imgKeep these points in mind as Nugent explores the power of music in everything from the silent films of Chaplin to the recent blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.Pro Tip: If you’re looking for music for your film and video projects, PremiumBeat’s got what you need. Our curated library of royalty free music has a song for every mood and moment. Heighten the emotion of your moving pictures and help your audience get lost in your project’s thrills, chills, laughter, and loss.What are some of your favorite movie soundtracks and film scores? Let us know in the comments below! Creating a more convincing atmosphere of time and place.Underlining psychological refinementsServing as a kind of neutral background filler.Building a sense of continuity. Underpinning the theatrical build-up of a scene, and rounding it off with a sense of finality.  While filmmaking and videography are primarily visual art forms, the importance of a gripping score can’t be overstated. Let’s look at how music heightens the impact of moving pictures.With every frame, filmmakers and videographers are trying to convey a specific emotion. The lighting, the location, the energy of an actor’s delivery… these choices are carefully thought out and executed to put the viewer in a certain mindset that’s open to the creator’s intent. Of all the artistic tools at a filmmaker’s disposal, it can be argued that music is among the most vital — and certainly one of the most powerful.Whether it be a handpicked soundtrack of popular songs that happens to fit the vibe of the movie or a custom score that strives to help create the film’s vibe, music fleshes out the emotional landscape of a production. It helps place the viewer within the temporary reality on the screen.John Williams scoring Raiders of the Lost Ark via IMDbIn the following video from Now You See It, video essayist Jack Nugent looks at the psychology of music in film, exploring how the human brain responds to different approaches to audio stimulation. Some of the most interesting and valuable points he touches on come from a 1940 Aaron Copland essay called Film Music, in which the renowned composer covers “five ways in which music serves the screen.” The five ways are:last_img read more

Warne in doubt for Pune clash

first_imgBuoyed by two comprehensive victories, a confident Rajasthan Royals side will be the outright favourite when it plays the lowly Pune Warriors India in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur on Sunday.But the bad news for the Royals is that their inspirational captain- cum- coach Shane Warne is uncertain for the game due to a swollen knee.The legendary Australian spinner was seen gauging the strength of his knees during Saturday’s practice session.”Yes it is still swollen. The cartilage of my left knee is inflamed. There is swelling and I will have another look at it in the morning,” Warne said.Warne hurt his knee while fielding in their seven- wicket win over table toppers Mumbai Indians at home on Friday but hoped he would be fit to play.”My knee got stuck when I dived for the ball while fielding yesterday. I have had three operations on that knee. I have been icing it and I will use more ice packs.Hope I can be fit for the match against Pune,” he said.Rajasthan have shown remarkable grit to bounce back into the top half of the table after three consecutive losses away from home.After coming back to their own citadel, Rajasthan have upset Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Mumbai Indians with stunning performances.Warne has been tactically outstanding and impressive as ever with the ball in these games.South African Johan Botha has been in tremendous form with both bat and ball. He has 177 runs from five matches and has been dismissed only once. He also has picked up four wickets including a spell of three for six against Mumbai.advertisementShane Watson and Ross Taylor are not in the best form but have come up with useful contributions with the willow, while former India captain Rahul Dravid is yet prove his worth for the team.Rajasthan have won matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium and lost just three.”We have been lucky here. We know a few things more about this ground like the angles to be blocked off and that gives us the extra confidence,” Warne said.The Pune Warriors, on the other hand, have lost five matches on the trot and need to play out of their skins.They have tasted defeat five out of their seven matches and have just four points.Though skipper Yuvraj Singh and Jesse Ryder have more than 200 runs under their belts, the rest of the batting has left much to be desired.As a unit, Pune have failed to make an impression so far but they will have to put that behind pretty quickly keep themselves in the hunt for the play- offs.Warne is nursing a knee injury which he sustained during Rajasthan Royals’ match against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Friday.last_img read more

Position Vacant – Sport Development Coordinator

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Sport Development Coordinator, based in our Northern Territory branch office, Darwin.  Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm CST on Wednesday, 4 June 2014.   To view the Position Description, please visit www.touchfootball.com.au. Candidates will be required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a two page letter of introduction addressing the role’s selection criteria, a strong desire to work in the sporting industry and any supporting comments aligned to the position description.For further information or to lodge your application, please email [email protected] Filessport_development_coordinator-pdfRelated LinksCareer Opportunitylast_img read more