Men’s soccer keep winning, unbeaten in Ivies

first_imgAfter opening the season at No. 20, Harvard soccer (7-3; 3-0 Ivy League) is back in the rankings at No. 22, coming off big road wins against No. 24 Brown (8-3-1; 2-1-0) and Holy Cross (6-3-3). Harvard, which defeated Brown 4-1 and Holy Cross 3-0, is the last undefeated team in Ivy play this year. After three conference games, Harvard has scored seven times, conceding only one goal.Co-captain midfielder Michael Fucito ‘09 and freshman goalkeeper Austin Harms were announced Monday (Oct. 20) as Ivy Player of the Week and Ivy Rookie of the Week, respectively.Fucito has three goals and an assist in his last three games and leads the Ivy League in both points and goals, and is second in game-winning goals. Last week, he was also announced as one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer, which is given to one student-athlete every year based on athletic performance, academic excellence, character, and community involvement (CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School). Nationwide voting for the award will be open until Nov. 17, and the winner will be announced during the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship in Frisco, Texas (Dec. 12-14).Harms, whose Rookie of the Week honor is his second in three weeks, has started every game since his shutout against Yale in his first career start (Oct. 4) and already leads the Ivy League in goals against average and save percentage. He is also fourth in saves per game and fifth in shutouts with three, despite playing in only five games.The Crimson return to Ivy competition when they face Princeton on the road Saturday (Oct. 25).last_img read more

Fantasy Update: Last-minute Darlington lineup advice

first_imgDenny Hamlin nabbed the Busch Pole Award before Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Darlington Raceway. That only further solidified the place in my Fantasy Live lineup for the two-time winner at the track “Too Tough to Tame.” After two practice sessions and qualifying, we’ve dissected the numbers to offer a suggested lineup worthy of your Fantasy Live consideration as you make roster decisions for the 25th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of 2018. Remember that the garage locks at the end of Stage 2.RJ Kraft’s revised Fantasy Live lineup following practices and the lineup being set:1: Kyle Busch2: Denny Hamlin3: Martin Truex Jr.4: Kyle Larson5: Erik JonesGarage: Kevin HarvickNotable cars to the rear: Jamie McMurray (engine change), Jimmie Johnson (unapproved adjustments)PLAY NOW: Set your Fantasy Live lineup | How the new Fantasy Live worksMORE: Fantasy analysis for Darlington | Driver stats | Full lineup | 10-lap averagesAnalysis: I’m not making any changes among the six drivers I selected heading into the weekend. These are potentially my last uses on Busch, Hamlin, Larson and Harvick. I’ve planned for that and will take the best of the rest left for Indianapolis. This lineup features four of the top five in the starting lineup and three Southern 500 winners (four with Harvick in the garage). Quick rundown on each and the reasoning why: Busch has been solid all weekend and stout on intermediates all year while Hamlin and Larson have had speed and are both really good at this track. Truex won this race in 2016, nearly won it last year and events that shift from day to night are a 78 team speciality.For the last active spot, I debated between Jones and Alex Bowman. Jones finished in the top five here last year and has been averaging 32.1 points over the past nine races in 2018. Bowman has been a little faster this weekend but he has been up-and-down on intermediates this year. As a result, I have a little more trust in Jones with the run he’s been on over the past two months. That said, if you are out of uses on the Big 3, Bowman is a nice plug-and-play driver for this race.I am sticking with Harvick but moving him to the garage. The qualifying effort was surprising — and not in a good way — as he will start 22nd. However, he won this race in 2014, has been stout all year on intermediates and has four top fives in his last five starts at Darlington. He also was the third-best car via the 15-lap board (h/t @SteveLetarte) in final practice. I’ll plan to be vigilant on whether he stays in — he’ll need to be in the top six by the end of Stage 2; anything lower and he stays in the garage and will then be played at Indianapolis next weekend.As for the bonus picks, I’m taking Hamlin to win Stage 1, Larson to win Stage 2 and Kyle Busch for the win.last_img read more

NAHBS 2011 Roundup – Dinucci, Bilenky and Six Eleven

first_imgThe Bilenky mixte was part of the Horton collection of bikes floating around in different builders’ booths. The paint on this one was quite detailed, but so was the frame and its accoutrements. At the top of the headtube, the letters BCW (Bilenky Cycle Works) are cut into the lug with red paint in the relief. Right above that, check out the custom brake cable hanger that’s chromed and welded onto the headset spacer.Note: The Rohloff hub was customized by Phil Wood. Art deco style paint scheme, custom components, custom Brooks saddle, custom bags, vintage chainguard. Custom fabricated lugs made by Bob at Bilenky, went thru 72 jeweler awl blades cutting out the windows in the lugs over two weeks. Custom segmented stem. Every part of the bike was over thought, everything is customized in some way and made into a cohesive package. Total price would probably be around $20,000 or more because of all the vintage parts and custom fabrication from so many different vendors. Just ’cause they’re perfectionists doesn’t mean they can’t have fun. SPD stirrups anyone? Not only was the chainguard intricately designed, but it mounted directly into the frame via custom placed bottle cage mounts.Here’s how to deck out your own bike to match it.They also make some sweet cyclocross bikes!When I first looked at this Dinucci bike, I thought, OK, it’s nice, then found myself more attracted to their other ones (below). After talking with Dale Brown of Cycles de Oro and Classic Rendezvous (who was also a judge at this year’s show), he started pointing out why this bike ended up winning an award. The cuts, shapes, welds and details of every lug, joint, tube and connection are damn near flawless. Honestly, the level of perfection in the details on this bike is likely lost on most people, it certainly was for me, but it just proves that it’s as much an art as it is a science to build bikes. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it back to take more closeup pics to illustrate my point here…next year. Included in this post are two of the show’s winners, Bilenky’s mixte above and Dinucci’s bike. Thrown in the mix are a few other bikes from both of them and a road, cyclocross and commuter bike from Six Eleven. All are gorgeous with a lot of nice details that take a second or third glance to fully appreciate. Jump on in and check ’em out… Six Eleven’s singlespeed commuter bike had a Gates CenterTrack belt drive and throwback leather saddle, grips and to straps. Most of the silver components are polished, contrasting with the raw look of the lugs. Check out the grenade pin-like release for the pannier bag.last_img read more

Falsettos’ Anthony Rosenthal & More Complete Encores! Off-Center Casting

first_img View Comments Casting is complete for Encores! Off Center’s productions of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and Really Rosie. Adorable Falsettos standout Anthony Rosenthal will join the cast of Rosie, Maurice Sendak and Carole King’s family musical that is scheduled to play August 2-5. Kirsten Childs’ Bubbly will run July 26 and 27.In addition to Rosenthal and the previously reported Taylor Caldwell, Really Rosie’s roster will also include Swayam Bhatia, Kenneth Cabral, Ayodele Casel, Jaiya Chetram, Eduardo Hernandez, Nanyellin Liriano, Chris Lopes, Zell Steele Morrow, Charlie Pollock, Ruth Righi and Nicole Wildy.Joining the previously announced Tony winner Nikki M. James in Bubbly Black Girl are Penelope Armstead-Williams, Tanya Birl, Kaitlyn Davidson, Josh Davis, Yurel Echezarreta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Korey Jackson, Kingsley Leggs, Jo’Nathan Michael, Kenita R. Miller, Julius Thomas III, Shelley Thomas and Alex Wong.last_img read more

Surge in Corporate Video Use Is Fueling Growth in Entry Level Professional Video Products

first_imgBy Chris Evans Futuresource ConsultingThe challenge for many businesses to facilitate home working at scale has proven to be a major catalyst in making video an everyday business tool. This has been one of the most significant operational and cultural changes businesses have faced in decades and has proven to be a fast-track education for many in the benefits of using video. Now that more companies than ever before have opened their eyes to the potential for video to be used to save time and money, it is encouraging many organizations to reevaluate how to use video technologies more prominently in their longer term strategy for success.The industry has witnessed a surge in demand for a range of video acquisition devices across several key product categories. Webcams, PTZ cameras, entry level pro camcorders, video bars and other videoconferencing equipment have all been highly sought after over the past seven months, as the need for higher-performance image acquisition drives end users to upgrade from using readily available cameras integrated in to devices, like smartphones and laptops, to dedicated solutions.Videoconferencing is proving to be a gateway to widespread adoption of video use in many businesses. This has not only influenced a radical change in internal corporate communication but also external collaboration and engagement. Anyone that is regularly engaging in videoconferencing, corporate communications, webinars and virtual networking; or creating digital marketing content, sales materials and training resources, has now entered the addressable market for professional imaging devices.In all these instances, many users will reach a point where their base camera is not good enough and starts to hold them back. Even though fewer meetings take place face to face, first impressions still matter. In the virtual office, appearing on a call with a pixelated video feed clouded with noise is comparable to walking into a meeting with your shoelaces untied. Not only this, but a bad video feed is frustrating to view, and allowing yourself to be seen clearly by viewers is essential to communicate effectively. Investing in better image quality is proving popular with those that want to differentiate themselves from competitors or even other participants in a stream or meeting. The fast track way to improve image quality is to upgrade your acquisition device.Devices with higher resolution, greater dynamic range, and more effective video compression all present opportunities to raise the standard of video quality. Ultimately, every individual’s image quality will be tied to the compression and maximum bitrate used by their videoconferencing or streaming platform, however, for those that are seeking to differentiate their video from competitors or even stand out memorably from other participants on collaborative calls, investing in a better camera will prove that they have done everything within their control to improve the visible quality of their video output.The common ground between all these types of users is that everyone is presenting themselves on screen, likely at home, and likely self-shooting. This has created a growing demand for video acquisition devices that are easy for a novice crew of one to operate with only limited space available.The democratization of video equipment in recent years means there are a range of solutions available for those seeking to move beyond integrated laptop webcams. Smartphones present a readily available alternative; webcams and dedicated video conferencing kit present a traditional B2B solution; many consumer imaging devices including DSLRs, mirrorless and action cameras can be taken advantage of thanks to software upgrades making them compatible as a video source, while PTZs and pro camcorders offer more sophisticated imaging options and greater manual control. While using a pro camcorder may seem like overkill in most situations, there exist occasions when the highest quality is desired in order to represent the subject in the best possible way.See related  Strong Showing From Interactive Displays Market, as Futuresource Announces Q3 ResultsAs the use of professional video devices as a core business skill is still in its infancy, most existing solutions still require a level of technical knowledge to setup and use effectively. Aside from simple availability, the reasons some products have been favored during the lockdown period however are those that have prioritized intuitive user interfaces, menus and configurations, as well as cameras with good autofocus for self-shooting, and convenient connectivity for integration with livestreaming platforms. These features all help solo shooters to set up and operate at home with only remote technical support.As more companies consider their use of video not only as a short term solution to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, but also an opportunity to reinvent operations and communications, there will be a growing need for high quality video devices, and more ambitious use cases that arise.This goes for companies both familiar and unfamiliar with traditional video production. There are benefits to multicamera set ups within collaboration installations, for example having both a close up and a wide shot of a presenter in front of an interactive display. This would allow for the speaker to be clearly shown whilst also giving them the ability to present as they ordinarily would do. This also raises the potential for the presenter to become their own director, switching between shots depending on how they’d like to focus their audience’s attention.Tools to easily produce multicamera coverage with a consistent look are already receiving interest. The Blackmagic Atem Mini series of switchers has proven a popular entry point for businesses looking to add greater production value to their video output. These can make videoconferences and livestreams more immersive by allowing a single user to seamlessly cut between multiple camera sources and additional graphic feeds. Solutions that can simplify camera matching and white balance with remote control are also particularly attractive to achieve a polished and professional look.It is already becoming evident to many businesses that if they are preparing to return to office, that they will not be returning to the office as they remember it. With many organizations expressing an interest in continuing to support remote working in the long term, and others even reducing the physical footprint of their office space, there will be a greater need for hybridized working spaces that can facilitate face-to-face and virtual interaction, simultaneously.Adjacent to this is the desire to invest in in-house content creation facilities. As employees enjoy greater video literacy and confidence creating video at home, they are seeking means to create higher quality productions. This is even encouraging SMEs to consider converting office space to compact studio areas or video backdrops, especially to support sales and marketing teams as well as senior staff that have a regular need to produce high-quality video output.Corporate and B2B applications present a fertile market for innovative new video acquisition solutions that are tailored to the needs of a post-pandemic workplace. There are rich rewards for imaging brands that can excel and embed themselves in this vertical, as these are still very early days for many businesses investing in creating video content.last_img read more

Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

first_imgNPR:Do you think you’re more honest than the average person? More principled? More fair?If so, you’re not alone. Studies consistently find that people think they’re morally superior to others: more honest, principled and fair. This is hardly an isolated belief — people also think they’re better than average when it comes to competence, intelligence and a host of other positive characteristics.Yet we aren’t like the children of Lake Wobegone, who — we know from Garrison Keillor — are all above average. If all of us think we’re above average, at least some of us are wrong.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Lloyds to regear hotels for £300m

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Investment secured for Israeli fuel cell project

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Messer constructs medical headquarters in Austria

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Peak Scientific monitoring coronavirus

first_imgThe UK company has been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation on a daily basis to observe country-specific requirements for the implementation of the most effective local action plans.Peak Scientific said it is also creating additional protocols to ensure it continues to promote the health and safety of its customers, partners and employees.As of 11th March, Peak Scientific had implemented the following protocols:Restriction in staff travel to and around affected areasLimitations to visits to Peak offices, using telecommunications in place of face-to-face meetingsDeclarations upon arrival to Peak offices that visitors have not been to, or been in close contact with someone who has recently visited, affected regionsDeclaration that customer sites are Covid-free for the safety of our employees and to limit spread of the virusIncreased employee awareness of measures to help reduce spread of the virusReadiness to operate essential global support teams remotely/off-site to minimize transmission risk and ensure business continuity.“As a global business, our priority remains the continuity of supply and service to all of our customers, no matter where they are located, minimising any impact resulting from the outbreak,” the company said in a statement on its website.Read more: Coronavirus – what impact so far?Read more: Coronavirus likely to impact helium marketsAt the time of publishing, the UK has 596 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, up from 456 yesterday.last_img read more