Syracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of Middle Tennessee State

first_imgPositional ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Gbinije – JaQawn Raymond Create bar charts Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. Middle Tennessee State Create bar charts Published on March 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Trevor Cooney – Giddy Potts Create bar chartsMalachi Richardson – Perrin BufordCreate bar charts Overviewcenter_img Tyler Roberson – Reggie Upshaw Create bar chartsDajuan Coleman – Darnell HarrisCreate bar chartsBig NumbersThe Blue Raiders shoot just 61.7 percent from the free-throw line. Out of 346 Division I teams that qualify, that ranks 342nd-best.Middle Tennessee State is 2-15 all-time against the current Atlantic Coast Conference teams. Its two wins came over Florida State in March of 1989 and Virginia Tech in November of 1987.The Blue Raiders have shot 692 3-pointers this season which is a school record. Since the 2011-12 season, MTSU’s 3-point attempts have risen each year. It broke the previous school record of 682 during its NCAA Tournament first round upset of Michigan State.It has been 7,735 days since the last time Middle Tennessee State finished a game with zero made 3s — a matchup against Murray State on Jan. 14, 1995. The streak spans 19 seasons.MTSU’s 123 wins since 2011 are the most by any other team in the state. Comments Related Stories Beat writers predict 10th-seeded Syracuse to cruise past 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee StateNCAA Tournament notebook: You never know what’s coming next10 fun facts about Middle Tennessee StateSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Middle Tennessee StateNo. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State shocks No. 2 seed Michigan State, will face Syracuse on Sunday Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Warburton insists Forest have the quality to stay up

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesNottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton insisted his side have enough quality to stay in the Championship after a 2-0 defeat at QPR left them in serious danger of relegation.Wins for fellow strugglers Blackburn and Birmingham left Forest one place above the drop zone, ahead of Blackburn only on goal difference.It means the former European champions, who are at home to Ipswich next weekend, must at least match Blackburn’s final-day result in order to stay up – Rovers are away to Brentford.Warburton said: “We had to expect other teams to win. We know what we have to do. We’re at home and our focus is now on preparing well and getting a good performance.“It’s up to us. We’re at home, we can’t control what happens away from us, and we have enough quality.“It’s an honest group of players we’ve got, I can’t question their work ethic, and I want them to get their rewards.“They’re professionals. They know what’s involved. They have a responsibility to themselves, their families, the supporters and the club – we all do.”Second-half goals from Conor Washington and former Forest defender Joel Lynch ended QPR’s six-game losing run and ensured the R’s will stay up.Forest created a number of chances, particularly in the final 25 minutes, but were unable to find the net.Warburton added: “We have been in it (danger) for a number of weeks now and every time they’ve played the players have had the talk of the threat of relegation and I’ve been saying they’re handling the pressure very well.“But we’ve got to take our chances. We looked more desperate and hungry to score after we conceded and we had chances and didn’t take them.“The game is about goals. You can have all the possession in the world but you have to take your chances when they come.”   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

Bryant Young on current 49ers despite Ravens loss: ‘Excitement in the air’

first_imgBryant Young was a stud. Probably still is.He stood 6-foot-3 and weighed an immovable 291 pounds during his years as an awe-inspiring defensive lineman for the 49ers.He was as pleasant as a summer breeze off the field. He quietly commanded total respect on the field.For decades the 49ers’ most prestigious honor has been the Len Eshmont Award, which exemplifies the “inspiration and courageous play” of an original 49er who died before his time. B.Y. won the award. Eight times. In 12 years. …last_img read more

University extends reach across Africa

first_img25 August 2014The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a suite of online postgraduate programmes as part of a strategic initiative that will enable students across Africa to study with high-touch interactive support.UCT’s Faculty of Commerce‚ in partnership with online education company GetSmarter‚ is now offering three postgraduate qualifications online‚ in “blended learning” mode, as part of the Across Africa initiative. Blended learning combines the use of a flexible and cutting-edge interactive online education platform with face-to-face learning.The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Marketing and the Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management will start in February 2015, with applications currently exceeding 145 and 111 respectively. The UCT Board Course will also be available via online format.“With an interactive high-touch design, our Across Africa programmes encourage styles of learning and engagement that go well beyond what can be implemented in the traditional lecture hall,” Don Ross, dean of UCT’s Faculty of Commerce, said at the media launch of the Across Africa educational initiative last week.“Rich, real-time student communication with lecturers, tutors and one another during all stages of learning is now possible.”The Across Africa learning model combines the use of a cutting-edge interactive online platform with a high-touch support model, which provides learners with direct access not only to their fellow students, but also a dedicated course coach (an academic) and a course instructor (an industry expert).Across Africa MD Jacques Rousseau commented: “Having road-tested the Across Africa online education platform myself in teaching a class of 1 500 students, it is clear that students appreciate – and greatly benefit from – the opportunity to work on their own schedules, as well as to receive peer and instructor support virtually on-demand.”The launch of the programmes has the potential to exponentially increase access to education. Currently, UCT is limited by its face-to-face intake. Diploma programmes in the commerce faculty are currently limited to about 80 students, whereas in the Across Africa format there is scope for class sizes in the hundreds.The Centre for Higher Education Transformation, which lists South African public higher education key data, indicates that there are over 2.7-million school leavers who have not undertaken education or training, or who are unemployed.“The provision of online education in South Africa allows universities such as UCT to expand the access of high-quality education beyond campus borders in an attempt to lessen these figures and to provide continuing education for graduates,” the university said in a statement.“UCT moved swiftly since the government granted it the right to offer distance learning qualifications last year. This was partly thanks to the university’s preparation to move in that direction through the presentation of short courses in partnership with GetSmarter.”GetSmarter CEO Sam Paddock said the cutting-edge delivery mode of UCT’s industry-aligned programmes gave working professionals the opportunity to retain full-time employment and advance a career in their chosen field, while formalising their skills with a top-tier tertiary qualification.“It is a privilege to partner with such a forward-thinking university to deliver these esteemed postgraduate diploma programmes to learners across Africa,” Paddock said. “We look forward to opening the doors of opportunity for those seeking to advance their learning through part-time, distance education.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Using a Bath Fan to Equalize Room Temperatures

first_imgOn Green Building Advisor, readers regularly ask questions about room-to-room temperature imbalances — the type of imbalances that may occur when a home has a point-source heater like a ductless minisplit or a wood stove. Here’s a typical question: “I’d like to install a bathroom fan to move air from a warm room to a cool room. Will this approach be enough to equalize the temperatures between the two rooms?”Scott Gibson did a good job summarizing one such discussion in his Q&A Spotlight article, “Can Bathroom Fans Be Used to Distribute Heat?” But there’s more to say on the issue. In this article, I hope to thoroughly address this topic, once and for all.We can approach this question by breaking it down into parts:How much heat is lost through the exterior walls and windows of any particular room on a cold night? To answer the question for a specific room, we need to know the area of the exterior walls, the area of the windows, and the relevant R-values (or U-factors).The exterior wall area for a typical bedroom might range from about 80 square feet (for a small bedroom with one exterior wall) to 220 square feet (for a large bedroom with two exterior walls).The R-value of an exterior wall might range from R-16 (for a poorly insulated wall) to R-40 (for a superinsulated wall). To determine U-factor, we use the formula U=1/R. So an R-16 wall has a U-factor of about 0.062, while an R-40 wall has a U-factor of 0.025.The window area for a typical bedroom might range from 6 square feet (for a bedroom with one small window) to 45 square feet (for a bedroom with three large windows).The U-factor of a window might range from 0.40 (for an older window)… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Shooting Tips: How to Remove Glare From Reflective Objects

first_imgHot spots. Accidental cameraman cameos. These are just a couple of the problems caused by shiny objects on set. Here are a few ways to remove the glare from reflective surfaces.Top image via Film RiotReflective surfaces can be one of the biggest burdens to a DP, not only because of the possibility of reflections from the crew, but because a highly reflective surface or object can cause hot spots. A hot spot is a region of clipped whites which cannot, by most means, be recovered.If a surface or object is spherical or curved, you have a higher chance of clipping the highlights within this object when it has been lit. Usually, objects with a chrome finish are the biggest offenders: Door handles, drawer knobs, chair/stool legs, metallic light switches, glasses, and so forth. I’m sure I don’t need to list every metallic object you’ll likely find within a scene.In the still above, there’s a clipped hotspot on the chrome handle of the kettle. In this particular instance, it’s not all that detrimental to the shot, although it would be better without it. Yet, if this shot had an actor in the foreground talking to someone, and the hot spot was glimmering in the background, it would become an eyesore and distraction to the viewer.Before we start spraying objects or coating them with something to kill the glare, let’s have a look at a few methods for stopping that reflective surface from bouncing so much light in the first place.1. Cut the LightImage via Lights Film SchoolIn a recent post, I discussed how you could stop light hitting parts of the set using a variety of different flags. If your composition has one particular hot spot which cannot be removed — perhaps a vertical stack of drawers has chrome knobs, and the 2k you have outside is kicking the highlights into overdrive — set up a small vertical finger flag between the light and the chrome object to kill that reflective light.If established properly, the flag might just look like a window fixture. However, this isn’t going to help when you have several reflective surfaces such as stools or chairs.2. Soften the LightImage via ShutterstockIn the circumstance of having several reflective non-removable objects, it is appropriate to look at possibly changing your lighting source. If you’re lighting your scene with a set of hard fresnels that aren’t being diffused or bounced, then your reflective surfaces will all have a glaring hotspot.However, if you switch your lights to a soft source — or at least diffuse the hard light — the light reflected will be a shapeless highlight, which is a lot less intrusive than a glaring hotspot.There is, however, creative leeway for chrome objects. Alexis Van Hurkman, the author of the Color Correcting Handbook, says:A sun glint shining off a vintage car’s chrome bumper is going to be off the charts by any scale of measurement. That’s not a highlight worth preserving because chances are the camera that shot the scene recorded next to no discernible image data within that highlight. This is a highlight that you should have no problem sacrificing to the broadcast-safe clipper of your color correction application to lighten more important parts of the image.But what about when (along with distinct reflective highlights) the crew and camera also appear within the reflections of shiny objects? This is where dulling spray will come into play, as you’ll see in the following clip from Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot team.3. Use Dulling SprayA dulling spray is a spray that applies a matte layer to a reflective surface to stop the incident light hitting the reflective surface or element. You can purchase dulling spray in a variety of different colors and matte strengths. For example, you can acquire a semi-matte, which is perfect for applying to wine glasses, as it doesn’t entirely remove the transparency, but it does stop the glare it would have if directly being lit by a light.Image via Dirty DownTwo important notes for dulling spray. As with almost anything, there’s always an option to buy a cheaper alternative, or perhaps purchase a spray which isn’t dulling spray but may do the same job. Be wary — it’s important to make sure the spray is free of chlorofluorocarbons, and that the spray is easily removable when dampened and wiped.Dulling sprays are also ideal for hiding the reflection of crew members, especially if you’re tracking toward an actor where there is a curved metallic object, such as a lamp — the closer you move in, the more exaggerated and apparent the reflection will be.There’s one manufacturer of dulling sprays called Dirty Down, who also produce spray used by costume and art departments to dirty and age materials. They say that, “Dulling spray can also be used to make a natural grime or dirt look and can be smudged with a damp sponge.”This leads me to this point. Sometimes it may be more suitable to dirty an item rather than just to remove its reflective glare. In the scene above, we required a close-up of an old kettle reaching boiling point and needed to capture the steam coming through the nozzle.Unfortunately, the camera was obviously visible within the reflection. Using dulling spray so close to the kettle didn’t work. It looked incredibly artificial. Nonetheless, we still had the problem of the camera in the reflection.To get rid of this, we simply used the end of a candle to slightly smudge the kettle, which added to the grime which had already built up. In the final result, the camera is not visible.There are countless options available for applying dulling spray and having more control over your image. In the video below from Grip Tips, Dave Donaldson runs through a variety of different sprays that can be used to diffuse light bulbs and remove lens flares.Got any additional tips for removing glare from reflective surfaces? Share your knowledge in the comments below!last_img read more

Twitter celebrates Mary Kom’s historic Asian Games gold

first_imgIndia’s MC Mary Kom holds the Indian national flag and celebrates her gold medal in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) final boxing match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South KoreaM C Mary Kom on Wednesday became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games after she came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (51KG) summit clash.The twitter was abuzz with greetings. So proud of u @mangtec u r a true champ!! My Shero! Be #Unbeatable Be #Unbreakable Be #MaryKom (@priyankachopra) October 1, 2014Yaaaaaay!!!Now that’s called Woman Power! #MaryKom gets gold..makes India Proud & shows us that we can achieve anything! #Momof3 #champion PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 1, 2014Congrats India!! Mary Kom wins gold in boxing! Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) October 1, 2014(Thrilled! Congratulations Mary! Her movie A must see for all) @ANI_news: Mary Kom wins India’s 7th Gold medal at Asian Games 2014.” Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 1, 2014Mary Kom! What a champion fighter! True winners let their work do the talking. Inspirational! For those who missed the film, await the DVD Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) October 1, 2014YES! The legendary #MaryKom wins gold for India at the Asian Games. Easily, one of the most inspirational Indians. Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 1, 2014Congratulations Mary Kom. We are all proud of u.Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 1, 2014Congratulations #MaryKom !! Gul Panag (@GulPanag) October 1, 2014 Huge congratulations to the relentlessly inspiring Mary Kom for yet again making india proud sHAhID kapooR (@shahidkapoor) October 1, 2014Hail Mary Kom..!U’ve done Ind proud again..Pl keep up the tempo till Rio-May God give U strength 2 compete w/gr8r gusto!Magnificent MaryKom!advertisement Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) October 1, 2014last_img read more


first_imgPlanning for the 2008 X-Blades National Touch League (NTL) has already begun in earnest. The showcase event on the National calendar will comprise new and exciting formats that will see the Open and Senior competitions overlapping for the first time in the history of the flagship tournament.Touch Football Australia (TFA) will be leading the way with innovation in all areas to enhance the NTL experience for all participants in every aspect of endeavour.Part of this commitment to excellence is the promotion and branding of the tournament.The NTL held in Coffs Harbour annually in March has always been about the Touch Football community uniting in the spirit of competition to test themselves against the best from around the nation on the field, then enjoy the opportunities for camaraderie and friendship off the field.With this concept firmly in mind, the 2008 X-Blades NTL will be themed “The Best of Enemies”.To whet your appetite for some fantastic showcase clashes for the 2008 tournament Touch Football Australia National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will deliver a series of “Best of Enemies” stories that capture the spirit, history, and atmosphere that is the National Touch League…Today we look at the Women’s Open rivalry between The Sydney Mets and the South Queensland Sharks through the eyes of two of the biggest names in the Women’s game, four time World Cup champions Australian Women’s Open Captain Sharyn Williams (Sharks) and Australian Women’s Open Vice-Captain Amanda Judd (Mets).Please click onto the below attachment to read the full story. Related Filesbest_of_enemies_-_vol_1_-_wo-pdflast_img read more

10 months agoWatching Pogba? Man Utd striker Lukaku: France didn’t deserve to reach World Cup final

first_imgWatching Pogba? Man Utd striker Lukaku: France didn’t deserve to reach World Cup finalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku admits Belgium’s World Cup semifinal defeat to France still burns.Lukaku has no doubt they blew a great chance of being world champions last summer.”We did not have room in the system that we played at that time. The final whistle was terrible. We lost the game of our lives against a team that did not really deserve to move on to the final,” said the 25-year-old to RTBF.”Yes, they became world champions, congratulations, but actually it was the moment to play the final for this generation.” TagsWorld CupAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoMan City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthyby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City chief Omar Berrada says winning the Premier League is more worthy than success in the Champions League. City have won the Premier League for the past two seasons, while main rivals Liverpool have reached successive Champions League finals, winning the last one earlier this year.Asked how much they would like to win the Champions League, Berrada said: “A lot, of course, but what we don’t want to do is obsess. It is something we believe will come.“Of course it would give us one more point at the brand level, but it is a very random competition. Especially in the elimination phase.“I would say that not always the best team wins the Champions League, but usually the best team wins the league.” last_img read more