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first_imgFollow Alexandria on Twitter @alimar18 Andrea Cohen Gehring, a USC School of Architecture alumna (’85), has been slated to become president of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter. She will begin her new position in January.Gehring was put in charge of a feasibility study for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.Currently, Gehring is vice president of the AIA/LA. and California Region Design Leader for DLR Group, an engineering and design firm with 20 offices in China and the United States.Gehring has also organized and designed projects for clients such as government agencies, hospitals, educational institutions and religious, commercial and historic preservation institutions over the past 28 years.Gehring was involved in several other USC projects, including the Norris Dental Science Center basement and third floor renovation, the Bovard Administration Building renovation, the conceptual design for both Parkside Residential College and the new Engemann Student Health Center, the Marks Tennis Stadium feasibility study, the Wrigley Marine Science Center Education Building feasibility study and the Heritage Hall Renovation feasibility study.Gehring has two daughters, Sandra and Laura, who are currently enrolled in the School of Architecture.Gehring is a LEED-accredited professional and has been a member of the College of Fellows of AIA since 2007. As a member of the USC Architectural Guild, she serves as a student mentor. As part of her duties, Gehring reviews portfolios, resumes and projects of USC architecture students and students of Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif.She has also represented the School of Architecture on the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and has been a regent of the California Architectural Foundation.AIA/LA was created as a nonprofit to further the efforts of its parent organization by serving the interests of the local architecture and design community. According to its mission statement, AIA/LA aims to make the Los Angeles region “more delightful, healthier, more sustainable and economically competitive.”AIA/LA has 3,200 members and is consistently ranked as one of the top five AIA chapters in the nation. AIA/LA also sponsors annual design awards and does outreach, education, networking and advocacy.last_img read more

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Syracuse attempting to break from history in NCAA semifinal against Maryland

first_img Published on May 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Syracuse head coach Gary Gait shifted his weight, leaned on the orange lacrosse stick on his right side and hesitated for a second.It was Jan. 28, the first time he’d spoken to the media for the 2016 season, and he’d been asked a question about how the Orange would finally find a way to win when it mattered most this year. How the Orange would turn a decade of postseason heartbreak into a storybook ending. How the Orange would win a national championship.Before the season, Syracuse had expectations. They returned 10 starters, added an aggressive goalkeeper who could get red hot at times and shifted star Kayla Treanor to the draw circle. The Orange dominated its first five games then lost three of its next five games. The Orange beat the teams it was supposed to and lost to North Carolina twice, including an overtime loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. But that didn’t matter in the bigger picture.To get the national championship it so desperately wanted, Gait said Syracuse needed to simply elevate its play as a team. Four months ago, he immediately pointed to a blueprint, the team SU wanted to be like: Maryland.It seemed pre-ordained that this matchup would happen again: Syracuse-Maryland on the season’s final weekend for the fourth straight year. Twice the Terps have knocked off the Orange in the semifinal and once in the national championship. On Friday night at 7:30, No. 4 seed Syracuse (19-5, 5-2 ACC) has a chance to rewrite its legacy and earn the upset over top-seeded and undefeated Maryland (21-0, 5-0 Big Ten). It would be the first time in nine tries that the SU seniors would’ve beaten UMD.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s an extra something for every game, but especially for (Maryland),” SU assistant coach Michelle Tumolo said. “They have that national championship mentality. Once we win, we’ll get it. … It’s just that next level that we can definitely reach. Different teams win all the time on the boys end.“We just need one team to crack that spell. We can be that team.”The history between the two programs is rich. SU head coach Gary Gait began his career in College Park, Maryland as an assistant alongside the Terps now-head coach, Cathy Reese, and coached against Syracuse in its first-ever game. The Orange’s two-time All-American, Halle Majorana, transferred from UMD after her freshman season. Midfielder Erica Bodt and defenders Kaeli O’Connor and Haley McDonnell grew up in Maryland.Syracuse’s senior class entered college ranked as the best recruiting class in the country. It included No. 2 individual recruit, Kayla Treanor. She placed on behind Maryland midfielder Taylor Cummings. Inside Lacrosse wrote “it wasn’t even close” between Cummings and the field, and that she might have been the nation’s best player before she stepped foot on a college campus.“Watching these two teams play against each other, having this ongoing tension, is good for the sport. It’s good for young girls to see and to challenge each other,” said Alyssa Treanor, Kayla’s sister and a women’s lacrosse coach at Union College. “I’m sure for my sister it’s more of a touchy subject but for me it’s been really fun.”Multiple former players — including greats Alyssa Murray and Tee Ladouceur — said a win over Maryland could be program-changing.Cummings-Treanor, Gait-Reese and even Syracuse-Maryland has been a one-sided “rivalry,” but in the history of SU lacrosse, it is all the program has ever had to cling to. The last time SU beat UMD, in the regular season four years ago, on March 10, 2012, Tumolo was a junior. Before Maryland’s reign, it was Northwestern who beat Syracuse consistently. Three times in the six seasons from 2007 to 2012, the Wildcats beat the Orange on the season’s final weekend.“We lost the national championship so (beating Maryland) didn’t matter,” Tumolo said.Alyssa Treanor expressed the same sentiment. After each Maryland postseason game, she waits by her phone for a text from Kayla that will come sooner or much later. Alyssa knows each time the Terrapins oust the Orange it cuts her sister short of the only thing she’s ever wanted for her team.“It’s frustrating because we always lose to (Maryland),” Kayla Treanor said before the NCAA tournament. “But our season’s not over yet. Hopefully we have another chance.”And on Friday night, Treanor’s hope becomes reality. Syracuse will get one last chance to overcome the only obstacle it has never been able to work around. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Zambia Look to Stymie Namibia’s Hopes

first_imgA draw or even a loss may also be enough, but then they will be relying on the result of the other Group K game between Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, which will be played simultaneously in Bissau.Namibia have been preparing at the facilities of South African top flight club Highlands Park ahead of their trip to Zambia, where they will be without defender Vitapi Ngaruka due to paperwork issues.“Vitapi will not join us but we have enough depth in defence and we will prepare as such and go to Zambia to get the result we need to qualify, and remember it is really in our hands so we can’t afford to throw it away,” coach Ricardo Mannetti said. Zambia interim coach Aggrey Chiyangi will be without the injured Kennedy Mweene, while former stalwarts Rainford Kalaba and Stopilla Sunzu were not selected.“If you look at Mweene and Stopilla, they have been playing for the national team for a long time and I think, looking at the future, other plans will come in for them but looking at this game, they will not be there,” Chiyangi explained.The first Group K meeting between Namibia and Zambia took place in Windhoek in September last year, with the teams playing to a 1-1 draw: Benson Shilongo put the hosts ahead, but Chipolopolo struck back at the death through Justin Shonga.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Zambia will look to stymie the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification hopes of Namibia when the teams meet in a Group K match at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka today.Namibia come into the game placed second on the log behind Guinea-Bissau, having claimed eight points from their five matches thus far, while Zambia sit at the foot of the table after taking just four points and they cannot qualify for the finals in Egypt.The Brave Warriors have their fate in their own hands: a win over Chipolopolo will guarantee qualification and a third appearance at the Nations Cup tournament (adding to 1998 and 2008).last_img read more

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Will 49ers visit to Denver help reverse travel nightmares?

first_imgThe 49ers’ month ahead is jam packed with business trips to start hawking their football worth.Business needs to pick up.Not only did they go 0-8 away from Levi’s Stadium last season, the 49ers have lost every away game before December in each season since 2014.SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 17: A general view during a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium on August 17, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)They landed …last_img read more

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Indonesia Air Asia plane missing

first_imgAirAsia A320 An Airbus A320, registered PK-AXC with Indonesia AirAsia, operating flight QZ8501 with 162 passengers and crew aboard went missing on Sunday December 28. It left Surabaya at 5.20am local time and was due to arrive in Singapore at 8.20am.Before communication was lost, the pilots asked to deviate left of the planned flight route and to climb to an altitude of 38,000ft to avoid severe thunder storms.Indonesia air traffic control agreed to the request but shortly afterwards at 7.24 am contact was lost as it flew over the Java Sea near Belitung Island.Weather radar images of the area where contact was lost show intense thunderstorm activity.However pilots believe that the crew in trying to avoid the thunderstorm by climbing somehow have found themselves flying too slow and thus induced an aerodynamic stall similar to the circumstances of the loss of Air France Flt AF447 to crash in 2009. This could be caused by a variety of different factors. However, with a sophisticated aircraft such as the A320 this should be impossibleOne former A320 pilot who spoke to AirlineRatings.com said the A320 was flying far too slow when it disappeared and it “may have been in a stall.”“Flying slow at high altitude is very dangerous,” said the pilot. The A320 was shown on radar at 36,000ft at 353kts over 100kts too slow for the altitude and wind conditions. AirAsia and Airbus yesterday confirmed the plane was missing. “At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of the Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority,”  AirAsia said.The nationalities of those on board are 155 Indonesian, three are South Korean, one French, one Malaysian one Singaporean and one Briton.CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said there was very bad weather in the area. “We still had lines of very heavy thunderstorms when the plane was flying,” Mr Van Dam said.AirAsia has been in business as a low cost carrier since 2001 and has carried more than 217 million passengers.Until flight QZ8501, it had a perfect safety record.AirAsia’s Chief Executive Tony Fernandes, who flew yesterday to Surabaya, told media; “We don’t want to speculate but right now of course the plane has been missing for 12 hours and there’s a deep sense of depression here.“This is a massive shock to us and we are devastated by what has happened. It’s unbelievable.”Mr Fernandes said the A320 captain was very experienced with more than 20,500 hours and almost 7,000 of them with AirAsia.Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia said, “We are deeply shocked and saddened by this incident. We are cooperating with the relevant authorities to the fullest extent to determine the cause of this incident. In the meantime, our main priority is keeping the families of our passengers and colleagues informed on the latest developments.”“We will do everything possible to support them as the investigation continues and have already mobilized a support team to help take care of their immediate needs, including accommodation and travel arrangements. A briefing center has also been set up in Surabaya for the families.”AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft.The number for the hotline is +622129850801.A multinational search will resume at first light Indonesian time on Monday December 29. Singapore, Malaysia and Australia are assisting in the search.last_img read more

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How Ingress Could Be Google’s Template For The Future Of Android Apps

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Template For The Future Of AndroidIngress is a bit of a curiosity. Only a handful of people have had access to the game to this point as Google has used its classic invitation-only method for rolling out the game. Ingress also has its own kind of underground, conspiracy theory marketing plan where the people from Niantic Labs come up with crazy storylines about fictional characters and their nefarious dealings. The plot line of Ingress is shrouded in mystery and heavily invested in the real world, but it is definitely an “alternate” version of reality.By rolling out Ingress to developers at I/O, Google hopes to show how mobile, location, multi-player and augmented reality functions can be integrated into developer application offerings. In that way, Ingress becomes a kind of “how-to” template to developers looking to create vibrant new offerings for Android games and apps, something that could benefit Google in a variety of ways.Google’s two most high profile projects could directly benefit from the features and functions found in Ingress. Google Now is Google’s future of search feature and provides semantic information to users by aggregating their data from search queries, Android location data and interests. Users are sent “cards” as notifications on their smartphones such as the scores of their favorite sports teams, weather or how long it will take them to get home from their current location. Google could easily add Ingress updates to Now while also using the location and activity data to better target ads to people. Ingress also seems like a game tailor-made for Google Glass, the company’s new augmented reality goggles. An application layer could be added to Glass that shows players where portals and other players are, allowing them to interact with the Ingress world from their field of vision. It behooves Google to show off the capabilities of Ingress to developers. Ingress is much more than a game, it is a map for developers and points to the future of Android. The way in which Ingress players interact with the real world could be a boon a variety of Google services and app developers. With Ingress, Google is showing people the way.  There is a secret digital war happening all around us. The Enlightened and the Resistance battle for control of hidden portals scattered throughout our cities and neighborhoods. At times, the fighting can be fierce with rhetoric from both sides heated as hackers vie for control.This is not a battle between secret nationalist hacker armies and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. This is Ingress, the augmented/alternate reality game from Google’s clandestine Niantic Labs. And, if you are going to Google I/O later this month, you will soon be able to play, too.Ingress has been in closed beta since it rolled out to its first wave of users in late 2012. Google is now extending invites to the game to all registered attendees of its developers’ conference later this month in San Francisco and encouraging participants to sign in and test the game out before the conference. What Is Ingress?If you are not familiar with Ingress, the rules are pretty simple. When you sign up you are asked to pick the Enlightenment or Resistance. From a practical purpose, it does not really matter what side you pick except for the color of your side in the game (green for Enlightenment, blue for Resistance). Which side you choose depends on your stance on the dangers or potential of the game’s primary currency – Exotic Matter (XM). XM can be collected by moving around the physical world with your smartphone and spent to “hack” portals for your side.For instance, if I am in my neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I can find a portal (which are usually landmarks, public buildings or other significant areas) and hack it with my smartphone using XM (and other various tools found in the game) and take control of it for my side. In my neighborhood, the closest portal is a post office. The game is kind of like an alternate reality massive-multiplayer online game played through your smartphone using the real world as your map. When ReadWrite reviewed Ingress in November 2012, we thought that the game (from a conceptual level) had a chance to reinvent what mobile gaming could look like in the coming years. Google probably thinks so too as it rolls out invites to all the developers attending I/O.Battle San FranciscoGoogle will be hosting two Ingress games during I/O. On Tuesday, May 14th the first floor of the Moscone West will be the stage for an Ingress battle from 4 to 6 p.m (all times PDT). The next day an Ingress battle is scheduled to break out at the I/O After Hours Party at Moscone West on the third floor between 7 and 10 p.m.A “major Ingress-wide game event” will take place in San Francisco on Thursday, May 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. This event will be open to non-Google I/O conference attendees. Google will also have a developer session during the conference at 3:30 p.m. on May 15th.  Tags:#Android#Google#Google IO13 last_img read more

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Which Camera Movement Should You Use — and When and Why?

first_imgShooting HandheldShooting something organically is a goal shared by many filmmakers. You want to make something honest, real, cheap, and (most importantly) you want to connect with your audience. I’m here to make the case for why shooting handheld isn’t always the best solution. If you’re looking at major motion pictures as a reference point, you’ll note that the best stories aren’t always told through the motion of the camera — rather, they rely on carefully composing the characters within a smooth shot. You’ll notice the smoothness of your vision if you stand up and walk around the room. It’s almost as if there is in-body stabilization built into your brain, acting as a gimbal of sorts.Shooting handheld is perfect for a variety of different shots and moments throughout your film. Action movies tend to use the shaky handheld aesthetic to bring the viewers in while making them anxious, then spit them out once the violence concludes. Directors like Paul Greengrass, Christoper Nolan (with the Dark Knight films), and plenty of others all block their scenes with the handheld view.Going for SmoothOn the other hand, filmmakers like David Fincher and Paul Thomas Anderson favor the slow, smooth, steady camera work that acts as the point of view for the audience. Slowing things down and using a gimbal or a Steadicam puts the viewer in the characters’ shoes and immerses them in the narrative world.But, if you want to slow things down even more, go for complete stillness. Set your camera up on a tripod, carefully compose the shot according to the space at hand, and let the story unfold right before a fixed lens.There’s No Right WayThe beauty of filmmaking is that every aspect of the production process offers both blessings and curses. In this instance, each camera move can work in any type of scene — the question is should it? Go ahead and shoot handheld as much as you want. The only thing that matters when it’s all said and done is whether or not the story is engaging. Everything we do as storytellers is about figuring out how to tell the most compelling story possible, no matter how you do it.Top image via welcomia.Looking for more filmmaking video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera MountThe Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After Effects7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Blackmagic’s URSA Mini Pro From expansive dolly moves to intimate handheld shots, there’s a range of camera movements for every shot. But which one works best for the story?The bottom line is that camera movement should either cater to the story or get its motivation from the charters. Handheld, dolly, Steadicam, crane, and static shots all are tools to cater to the film, not detract from it. Understanding the origins of these shots can better your skills when it comes to capturing them on set.In this video, I’ve broken down several of the camera movements I use most frequently — and when it’s appropriate to use them.last_img read more

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