One injured in Ripley County crash

first_imgVersailles, Ind. — An Alabama truck driver was injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash near Versailles.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says at 10:18 a.m. a westbound truck driven by Brandon Lamar Marshall, 30, drove off the side of the road and overturned. Marshall was treated at Margaret Mary Health for non-life threatening injuries.Both lanes of U.S. 50 were restricted for about 4 hours during the investigation and cleanup.The Indiana State Police, Holton Volunteer Fire department and Rescue 69 assisted.last_img read more Weekly Newsletter – International Geocaching Day

first_imgInternational Geocaching Day – August 18Geocachers unite on August 18 to celebrate International Geocaching Day. It’s a day devoted enjoying what you love – geocaching. There’s even a digital prize. Geocachers who log an “Attended” at an Event Cache or a “Found it” for another cache type on International Geocaching Day earn a souvenir for their profile page. International Geocaching Day is the perfect occasion to hike with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, and log one, two, or a dozen smileys.Thousands of adventurers will attend one of more than 100 International Geocaching Day events around the globe. The events range from Event Caches to CITO Events and include Mega-Events in Germany, Hungary, and the United States.The Mega-Event in the U.S. is the 2012 Geocaching Block Party hosted at Groundspeak HQ in Seattle, Washington. Watch this video to see your invitation from some of’s most famous (furry) employees.Check out the Event Calendar to find an International Geocaching Day event near you. If there’s not an event in your area, there’s still time to plan an Event Cache of your own. Don’t forget to share pictures and stories from your International Geocaching Day event on the official Facebook page.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching on the Go – Weekly NewsletterAugust 15, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2012June 6, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”2012 Geocaching Block Party Invitation – PresentsJuly 19, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

Solar Decathlon 2011: Purdue University’s INhome

first_imgLike most projects heading for the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., Purdue University’s INhome is designed to address regional climate conditions and cultural expectations. Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the west-central part of the state, where traditional-looking suburban homes with attached garages find favor among home buyers. “There’s a lot of snow up in Indiana right now,” Team Purdue’s project manager, Kevin Rodgers, told Fine Homesbuilding’s Justin Fink back in January during an interview at the International Builders’ Show. “I would love to have an attached garage.” In addition to the nod to tradition, an attached garage (which, under competition rules, doesn’t count as conditioned space), and the Indiana-referenced name of the project, IN Home’s other concession to regional preference is that the building – in contrast to many other Solar Decathlon houses – is relatively deep rather than long and narrow. The aim was to make the home’s 984 sq. ft. of interior seem as spacious as possible, and to exploit the roomy feeling created by the building’s open floor design and its vaulted ceiling, with operable clerestory windows, over the living room and kitchen areas. Two bedrooms make up the bulk of the private area, and there is a centrally located bathroom connected to the home’s “wet core” of plumbing fixtures. Live at the International Builder’s ShowFrom the Hoosier state to the mall Rodgers does note that, as appealing as it might be to its occupants, the depth of the building does increase the challenges the team will face when it comes time to pack and ship the structure to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The building breaks up into four somewhat bulky shipping components: one for the living room, one for the kitchen and bathroom areas (including the wet core), one for the two bedrooms, and one for the garage. “It’s tougher to transport,” Rodgers says, “but I think it’s better for livability.” Team Purdue’s path to the Solar Decathlon began in mid-2009, when students in the school’s Mechanical Engineering Technology department began researching the Department of Energy’s competition requirements. By fall 2009, the university had created an independent study course whose students were charged with developing a Solar Decathlon proposal. Their success at that task has helped make Team Purdue the first team from Indiana to qualify for the competition and, obviously, has brought it to within six months of showing off what Rodgers says will be a remarkably comfortable net-zero-energy dwelling. MORE INFORMATION Purdue team Web page DOE Web page for Purdue Purdue team Facebook page GBA Resource Guide for 2011 Solar Decathlon Leaning hard on PV INhome will rely entirely on passive features and photovoltaics for its energy needs. Power derived from an 8-kW array on the front, south-facing roof will be supplemented by a smaller, steeply angled array of bifacial PV panels mounted over a reflective surface on the back roof. Triple-glazed windows, made by Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork of Wausau, Wisconsin, will be used throughout, with solar heat-gain coefficients that vary by orientation. The house will be equipped with an energy-recovery ventilator. In mild weather, the clerestory windows can be opened to increase ventilation, and a trellis overhang that will be mounted near the large windows on the front of the house is designed to shade them during the summer months. Rodgers tells GBA that INhome’s shell will be constructed of structural insulated panels to R-24 on the exterior walls and R-50 on the roof. The panels are being made by Thermocore, based in Mooresville, Indiana. The project’s airtightness goal, Rodgers adds, is 1 air change per hour at 50 Pascals pressure difference. Once the Solar Decathlon is over, INhome will be shipped back to West Lafayette, although its future beyond that is still being worked out. “We’re not going to scrap the house at all,” Rodgers says. “We’re looking at a few organizations, possibly donating the home. But the goal is to look at it long term, see how we did with the design and performance, and wrap it up with some master’s theses and dissertations.”last_img read more

6 Useful Blending Modes in After Effects

first_imgWe shed some light on our 6 favorite blending modes in After Effects.One of the quickest ways to add stylization to your video or images in After Effects is to use a blending mode. With just a few clicks you can radically change the look and feel of your composition.Blending modes (also called transfer modes) are ‘mini-effects’ that can easily be applied to any layer in your composition to make it interact with the layers beneath. Transfer modes can serve as a quick keying utility, a color effect, or even a silhouetting tool.Below we’ve rounded up a list of our 6 favorite blending modes to use in After Effects. However, you can use the transfer modes mentioned in this post in Premiere and Photoshop as well.1. ScreenScreen is a blending mode that is used to get rid of the dark parts of your image. The Screen blending mode allows you to composite elements on a black background into your scene. You will typically use this blending mode in a VFX context as most VFX elements usually come either pre-keyed or on a black background.For example if we had this image:and put in this snow elementWe can apply a the Screen transfer mode to composite the snow into the final image.2. MultiplyMultiply is the exact opposite of Screen. Instead of taking out the dark parts, Multiply takes out the light parts of your image. While Multiply can be used for a variety of different circumstances, I typically use it to add grungy textures to my compositions.For example if we had this image:and wanted to add this image:We could simply add a Multiply effect to create a grungy effect.3. AddLike Screen, the Add transfer mode leaves only the highlights of the image while removing the dark parts. However, Add goes one step further. Add, as the name implies, adds its color values to the image below causing the image to greatly increase in brightness.Practically this can be used for any number of purposes. I typically use this transfer mode to simulate lighting in my composition such as lens flares or light leaks.For example if we had this image:And wanted to create a ‘Hipster’ style light leak we could put this masked out solid layer on top.Then we could apply the transfer mode Add to create this stylized light leak look.4. Classic Color Burn or Color BurnIn line with Multiply, the Color Burn transfer modes will darken your image. However, Color Burn differentiates itself in a way that it blends with the background. As the name implies it creates a burned look, making it great for grunge and vintage looks. Highlights are retained when using the color burn effect. Color Burn is typically used to add a dirty vintage effect.For example if we had this image:and applied this image to the top of the composition:We would end up with this:5. OverlayOverlay changes the color of the mid-tones while preserving the light and dark parts of your image. Overlay is typically used to add stylized elements into your composition. The following example is an image with a green solid with the Overlay transfer modes applied.6. Soft LightSoft Light is very similar to the Overlay transfer mode. However, Soft Light tends to be very subtle whereas Overlay is more noticeable. Here’s the same layer on the same image with the Soft Light transfer mode applied instead of Overlay.If you want to learn more about using blending modes check out a few of the following resources:1. Adobe Premiere Pro Blending Modes – Adobe2. Photoshop Blend Modes Explained – PhotoBlogStop3. Gradient Maps and Blend Modes in After Effects – PremiumBeatWant to take our After Effects skills to the next level? Check out the After Effects section of the PremiumBeat blog where we have hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better motion artist.What transfer modes to you use the most? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Indonesia goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

first_imgLATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nugroho said Huda suffered possible neck and head trauma from the impact to his chest and lower jaw after he dived at the feet of on-rushing players and was caught by the legs of Rodrigues.Persela paid tribute to Huda, who played for the team more than 500 times since 1999, calling him “The Real Legend” of the club in a posting on Twitter.Thousands of fans also took to social media in memory of Huda, who had been known to Persela supporters as “One Man, One Club, One Love”.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate.Huda, 38, a long-time regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before half-time after Sunday’s accidental clash with Brazilian midfielder Ramon Rodrigues.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Warriors look to cement a spot among immortal champions Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Video footage showed the father of two clutching his chest in pain before he was rushed away on a stretcher and taken to hospital. Doctors said he stopped breathing and suffered a heart attack.“He received an emergency treatment for a few minutes in the hospital but he could not be saved. He died before 5:00 pm yesterday,” Persela’s assistant coach Yuhronur Efendi told AFP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDoctors said the medical team tried to revive the veteran Huda, a former fringe player in the national set-up, for about an hour.“Choirul Huda suffered from traumatic collision with a team-mate which caused him to stop breathing and have cardiac arrest,” Yudistiro Andri Nugroho, a doctor from Lamongan hospital, said in a statement. View commentslast_img read more

D-League: CEU ‘ready’ for must-win game vs Racal

first_imgCEU coach Yong Garcia. PBA IMAGESContenders for the past few conferences in the PBA D-League, Centro Escolar University has suddenly found itself on a precarious position, with its fate hanging in the balance on the final day of the 2017 Foundation Cup eliminations.But for coach Yong Garcia, he’s just glad that the Scorpions have their luck on their hands.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet That scenario might be in play again if the Scorpions succumb to the also-ran Racal. The loss will put them on level with the Couriers at 5-5, but Wangs, thanks to its slim 88-87 win over CEU last May 30, will be the one to earn the final quarterfinal spot due to the win-over-the-other rule.Garcia is well aware of his team’s situation. That’s why the youthful coach has optimized the week-long break since the Scorpions absorbed the 96-89 loss to Cignal HD and prepared for this must-win tiff.“The team has been preparing and training hard for the game. I always remind the boys to give their best, play hard, focus, and execute. That’s the only way we’ll advance to the quarterfinals. We know we’ll be ready,” he said.CEU will lean on Congolese big man Rod Ebondo, Aaron Jeruta, and JK Casiño in hopes of advancing to the playoffs. JEADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It’s a do-or-die game for us, so we know the stakes of the game,” he said in Filipino.Sitting idle at 5-4, CEU will play its final elimination game against Racal Motors on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsA win can propel the Scorpions to as high as the fourth-seed, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals granting if Batangas loses to Flying V in the second game.However, a defeat will allow Wangs Basketball to take the final ticket to the playoffs, leaving CEU out of the playoffs for the first time since the 2014 Aspirants’ Cup, when it lost the seat to Blackwater due to having an inferior quotient.center_img MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Uyloan to Cignal, Celiz to Batangas as D-League teams beef uplast_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit”— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

Trade minister Carr betting on LNG to unlock trade in China and

first_imgOTTAWA – Jim Carr’s view of enhancing Canadian trade in Asia — and its biggest prize, China — is rosier these days because he’s seeing the possibilities through a new lens: LNG Canada’s new $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C.“The most interesting development in Canada’s relationship with China happened (Tuesday),” the new minister of international trade diversification said in an interview one day after the historic announcement to build the long-awaited LNG plant in Kitimat, B.C.“What we’ll be able to say to our potential customers is that this now is real and there will be timetables.”Carr is so buoyant about the door-opening possibilities of shipping cleaner energy across the Pacific that he categorically discounts the effect of another surprise on the trade file this past week.He sees no obstacle in the controversial clause in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that allows any of the countries to withdraw from the deal on six-month’s notice if one of the partners enters into a free trade agreement with a non-market economy — China, again.“There’s nothing in the trade agreement with Mexico and the United States that stops Canada from that. The deal has no impact on Canadian sovereignty or the capacity of the Canadian government to do business around the world,” Carr said.Carr’s job is to find new trading markets for Canada beyond its largest trading partner, the United States. The word “diversification” was conspicuously added to his job title during a July cabinet shuffle and the minister is clearly thrilled with what he sees as the LNG arrow in his quiver.Given the rocky, insult-laden, 14-month road to a new North American trade deal, the need to fulfil the promise of diversification has never been greater for Canada. Carr is also eyeing India, South America, and other Asian countries, as well as pushing for the speedy ratification of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership.He is hoping to travel to China next month, though he stops short of calling for all-out free trade with the country that is the subject of so much Trump administration ire.“I would say there are lots of possibilities for sectoral trade. We know the LNG possibility is real. We know that the Chinese Canadian community is very interested in deepening ties.”The distinction Carr makes is significant. An attempt to launch formal free trade talks last winter stalled because Chinese leaders flatly rejected the Trudeau government’s progressive trade agenda that would have included labour, gender and Indigenous rights.And then there’s that surprise clause in the new USMCA. It requires a member country to provide notice and information to the other two partners if it plans free trade talks with a “non-market” economy. It gives the other partners a say in the text of such a deal.The Chinese embassy in Ottawa blasted the inclusion of the new clause because it unfairly targets China’s potential trading partners, and unfairly brands it as a “non market” economy.Trade experts and analysts support the careful approach that Carr advocates because it gives Canada room to talk to China without overtly angering the United States.“The Americans may still take notice but there’s nothing to stop Canada from continuing to have productive conversations with the Chinese in areas that we have common interests,” said Meredith Lilly, a trade expert at Carleton University.Lilly said the non-market economy clause is unusual and represents a new way for the Trump administration to force its allies to “pick sides” in its ongoing trade dispute with China that has seen billions of dollars of tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, and retaliation by Beijing.“You can view those as targeted at China, and the U.S. creating a template for future trade agreements with other countries beyond Mexico and Canada,” said Lilly.Derek Burney, who was a key player in the Brian Mulroney government that negotiated the original Canada-U.S. free trade deal, said he’s not convinced the clause has any teeth to prevent Canada from moving forward economically with China, which he urged the government to do “as assertively” as possible.“We have misfired in our approaches to China thus far. We have to redouble those efforts and get more serious, and not just with China, but with India as well,” he said.“China’s going to be the No. 1 economy in a number of years, not decades. We’ve got to take it more seriously.”Burney said business needs to do more to find opportunities to capitalize on the major trade deals that Canada has already completed with the European Union and South Korea, among others, as well as the new TPP that the Trudeau government hopes to ratify this fall.“I don’t see as much evidence yet of our companies taking advantage of the openings that those agreements are giving us,” said Burney. “The biggest handicap in Canada is complacency. We’ve become comfortable in the cocoon of dealing with the Americans for 75 per cent of our trade.”Carr is anything but complacent.A full legislative effort is being made to ensure the rebooted TPP will be ratified this fall, giving Canada so-called first-mover advantage by being among the first six counties in the 11-country Pacific Rim pact to benefit. Meanwhile, Canada’s battalion of 1,000 trade commissioners and a newly created Invest in Canada agency are pushing hard on all fronts, said Carr.“All of it plays to the heart of our strategic investment, which is to safeguard the most important trading relationship for Canada, which we have done, while expanding possibilities, which we are doing.”last_img read more


first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The recent news stories concerning the allegations against Soulpepper’s former Artistic Director, Albert Shultz, have hit particularly close to home for me.I’m an actor living in Toronto and I went to George Brown Theatre School (which happens to be in the same building as Soulpepper), and while I have never been in a Soulpepper play, I have been to parties backstage a number of times after openings. I experienced and witnessed inappropriate behaviour on both sides of the building: bullying and other verbal abuse from some of my teachers at theatre school and misconduct from Soulpepper’s former Artistic Director.These experiences were humiliating and traumatizing, but I was told that I needed to suck it up if I was going to survive in the industry. One of my teachers at George Brown even said outright that his abuse toward me was part of his job and was necessary to prepare me for the “real world.” I have been working in the industry for a number of years and I have not found the “real world” to be so abusive; however, it seems that is exactly what was happening across the hall at Soulpepper. AUTHOR KAITLIN MORROW | PHOTO CORBIN SMITH Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more