How the Grizzlies are doing: On Sunday night, the Grizzlies lost to the Phoenix Suns 102-100, in the first game of their West Coast swing.Despite the loss, Memphis has … The Warriors (9-1) will look to earn their eighth straight victory Monday night against the Grizzlies (5-3).Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup…When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Projected Grizzlies starters: Jaren Jackson Jr., Kyle Anderson, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Garrett Temple.
By Rachel Dorman, MS & Heidi Radunovich, PhDThe repercussions of traumatic events that occur during military deployment can leave veterans struggling with depression or comorbid disorders that need mental health care. According to the VA, in the past nine years there has been a 130% increase in female veterans who have received VA mental health care. While previous research on female veterans often focused on other mental health topics, Curry and colleagues (2014) sought to look closer at how major depression and comorbid disorders impacted female veterans.[Flickr, 157595 by North Carolina National Guard, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The authors collected data as part of the VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. The study contained 1,700 veteran participants, 1,354 men and 346 women, who had served in the military since September 11, 2001. Participants were interviewed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Diagnoses (SCID-I) to determine diagnoses. The researchers found the diagnosis of major depressive disorder over the life course (MDD), was significantly more common among female veterans than male veterans. This is consistent with the gender differences found in non-veteran populations. The researchers found MDD to be more common among veterans who were divorced or unemployed at the time of the study. Women with MDD were more likely than men with MDD to have anxiety and eating disorders as comorbid diagnoses.[Flickr, By Minnesota National Guard, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The researchers call for more work to be done in the area of female veteran depression and comorbid disorder. They recommend that practitioners be aware of common comorbid mental health conditions, such as PTSD, eating disorders or anxiety disorders, to insure that they are providing the most effective treatment protocol. For more information, check out our previous depression related blogs here and here.References Curry, J., Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Brancu, M., Runnals, J., VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Women Veterans Research Workgroup, VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Registry Workgroup, & Fairbank, J. (2014). Lifetime major depression and comorbid disorders among current-era women veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 152-154, p. 434 – 440. Doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.10.012 This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, You Tube, and on LinkedIn.
You’ve already shot the wedding video and your edits are coming along. But what about the soundtrack? Find the right music for your wedding highlight reel with these tips.Editing a wedding video is very similar to editing a documentary. Tons of footage from multiple angles, and you have to find the right way to present it. You can’t just search for “the perfect wedding song for this video.” (How awesome would that be?)You need to know what kind of story you are telling, and then narrow it down from there. Here are four things to account for when searching for the right music.1. Find Music That Fits the CoupleThe most important part is finding music that fits the couple’s taste. Otherwise, they won’t like the video. Like any other product, customer satisfaction should be your number one priority. There are a few ways you can learn the couple’s musical taste. The easiest is to ask them.When you are first meeting with the couple, ask them about their likes and dislikes. Know what kind of music they tend to listen to. Do they always play the current pop hits? Are they indie folk fans or into hip-hop? Jazz fusion? Do they like both kinds of music, country and western?The other way to find out is paying attention during the reception. See what songs really get the crowd moving and dancing. That’s your cue to know what type of music to feature. It’s going to look really out of place if your video has upbeat disco funk and everyone is slow dancing.2. Story Driven vs. Music DrivenEvery single wedding is different. You may have already noticed that. There are times when every speech is phenomenal and the vows are perfect. There are also plenty of speeches that fall flat. Not only is the couple a huge factor in determining the flow of the video, but so is the entire family.When you have great speeches to work with, it’s easy to plot out the direction of the film. You can mix in parts of the best man’s speech, and the one from the maid of honor. You can weave through the couples love story. The audience may hear about how the couple met, or a funny experience they had.With these stories, you can move through your piece and let it flow naturally. Let the speaker move you through shots of the day, and just have a simple light soundtrack play in the background. This story-driven technique has become the most sought after type of wedding video.If you don’t have any speeches or vows to work with, then you better have your editing skills ready. It just got a lot tougher. That said, you can still tell a story without words. Look for the right ballad to help you move from one scene to another.The right song can really make a sequence great. Just look at the montages of famous feature films. They are just a sequence of shots edited together with the right music. You are essentially making a montage of the day, and the music will set the mood.Deciding on having a story-driven or music-driven wedding video (or combination of the two) will lead us to our next point.3. Lyrics vs InstrumentalNot every song is going to work if your video has a lot of dialogue. Sometimes you need a cinematic instrumental playing in the background so you can hear the vows or a speech. If you don’t have much dialogue, then a vocal track may be the better option. When it comes down to it, you will be the ultimate judge on what sounds the best.Most often, wedding highlight videos will feature one instrumental and one song with vocals. You may hear a light classical piece during the ceremony and a fast-paced dance song with lyrics during the reception. Don’t be afraid to experiment.If you aren’t sure if a song will work, try throwing it in your project timeline. Some sites (like PremiumBeat.com) allow you to download free watermarked previews of songs. You can see if the song works with your project, or if it just doesn’t fit. If it does work, then you can just purchase a license and replace the preview with the non-watermarked track.4. Music RightsAfter you find the right song, you need to know if you have rights to use it or not. This is how you avoid a lawsuit.When a bride and groom share their wedding video, they aren’t going to want to find out it got flagged online for a copyright violation. So you have two main options; hire a musician or license tracks. If you have the budget to hire a musician, or have a talented friend you can do an exchange of services with, that’s a great start. If not, there are plenty of sources for you to find music online.Now I won’t go on listing other sites… you can find those on your own. What I can do is brag about the ease of using PremiumBeat. Not only is there a massive collection of songs, PremiumBeat’s royalty free music allows multiple uses with one license. Pay once and you can use it over and over again. PremiumBeat.com also has two sections dedicated to wedding music. You can easily search for Classical wedding music or Modern.Did this post help you narrow your music choices? Want more posts about wedding videography? Let us know in the comments below.
Australasia’s most young-at-heart Touch Footballers will be as giddy as schoolkids in anticipation of the Australasian Masters Games to be held in Adelaide from 5-14 October 2007. The first ever Australasian Masters Games will be a continuation of the biennial Australian Masters Games, which celebrated its 10th competition in 2005. This year the tournament will expand, as Adelaide welcome’s the region’s best Masters athletes in early October. The Games, Australia’s largest multi-sport festival, are the premier event for 30-plus sportspeople nationally. Touch Football has a rich tradition and connection with the tournament. The sport was part of the Inaugural Australian Masters Games in Tasmania in 1987.The Games have since been held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra and Newcastle. In 2005, 380 Touch Footballers travelled to Adelaide to take on some of the best senior division athletes in the sport. This year administrators are expecting more than 400 players will line up on the half way line to test their mettle against opposition from all corners of the Australasian region. More than 10,000 participants and several thousand accompanying family and friends have attended the past five Games. With the City of Churches hosting its fourth Masters Games, the tally is sure to grow further. Touch Football South Australia will be involved with the running of the competition, organising aspects such as referees and grounds. Touch Football SA Game Development Officer Andy Crawford said Touch Football is an ideal sport for Masters athletes. “It’s one of the best sports for the masters’ age group because there is low impact on the body and there is minimal force. It’s not like a high contact rugby league competition or something like that which they may have done when they were younger and stronger. Touch Football is also a great social sport and is ideal for Mixed as well. We are at an advantage because our sport already caters for Seniors with Senior age divisions woven into the fabric of our game at most tournaments,” Crawford said. South Australia and New South Wales will contribute the majority of the 2007 Touch Football teams. The Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland will also be represented. One of the most heavily involved participants will be South Australian Sean Owens. Owens has taken it upon himself to register and coordinate five teams in the Games. He will be playing in a Men’s and a Mixed team, as well as putting his hand up to referee. Owens jumped at the opportunity to get involved with this year’s Masters Games after competing in 2005 and having a blast. “I basically just put my hand up to organise a team and it snowballed from there. I contacted a bunch of friends of mine and said I’m putting together a team, let me know if you’re interested,” he said. Owens said that because it is a participation event with no specific selection processes there will be a wide range of abilities but the focus of the tournament would be on having a good time. “Goal setting will probably be to have as much fun as you possibly can, give it a red hot dig on the day and see where you go from there,” he said. Adam Carter, Australasian Masters Games Sport Coordinator, said the single 30-plus prerequisite would allow a plethora of mature people to get involved. “What we try to put on is a competition about participation, having fun, good healthy competition, and a good social program for them to enjoy. Hopefully it keeps them coming back for future Games,” Carter said. If you are interested in getting involved registrations are still open until this Friday, August 3, 2007. Simply complete the Participant Games Entry and Touch Sport Entry forms found in the Games Registration Booklet, or register online at: http://www.australasianmasters.com/Sean Owens said he would encourage absolutely everyone to get involved. “It’s an easy game to learn. I’m an example, I started playing when I was 32 and now I’m playing State level. You can, if you’ve got a reasonable level of fitness, go all the way in a fairly quick period of time,” he said. http://www.australasianmasters.com/
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ajax defender De Ligt beats Alexander-Arnold to Golden Boy awardby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Matthijs De Ligt is this year’s Golden Boy.The youngster won the award, which is given out by Italian paper Tuttosport.The 19-year-old has been linked to big clubs in the past few months, such as Barcelona and Juventus.He finished ahead of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in the voting.”I’m really happy and also very proud to have won this trophy, particularly when I look at who has won it before me,” De Ligt told Tuttosport. “It’s almost incredible to see my name added to a list which includes [Paul] Pogba, Mbappe, [Lionel] Messi and [Rafael] van der Vaart. Amazing.”I know who won this prize almost by heart and to be honest, I appreciate it a lot. There are lots of very big names on the list, but if I were to name one, then Messi stands out for me. “Everybody recognises what he has done for and in football. I really like him a lot as a footballer so I’m very proud to have won the same trophy which he lifted before me, 13 years ago, when I was only six.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford midfielder Chalobah: Big positives from Spurs drawby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNathaniel Chalobah is adamant Watford were unlucky not to beat Spurs on Saturday.The Hornets lead for most of the match before Dele Alli scored late on.Speaking to the club website, he said: “To get a point against any of the top six is a positive thing. To come to Spurs away and get a point, you’d be chuffed with that, but we are disappointed inside as we could have got three.”We showed great character, great resilience and it’s hard to come here and try and play. Spurs are a very good team. They pressed us quite high and we showed we could get out of the press and create chances. We have to take the positives out of every situation right now.”
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Arizona ranked No. 31 out of 32 teams last season in rushing yards, coming in just ahead of Oakland Raiders, but finished dead last in the league with 3.3 yards per carry. The Cardinals had just six runs of 20 yards or more, with none of 40 yards or more.Ellington led Arizona in rushing in 2014, rushing for 660 yards on 201 carries with three touchdowns in 12 games before sustaining a season-ending hip injury against the Atlanta Falcons.Johnson is the Cardinals’ third-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Northern Iowa.Stepfan Taylor ran for 208 yards on 63 carries in 2014, scoring just once in 14 games (four starts).Kerwynn Williams was thrust into action by injuries in 2014, rushing for 246 yards on 53 carries in five games. He ran for 23 yards on 10 carries in Arizona’s playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers last season.Marion Grice is an ASU alum who carried the ball just 15 times last season for 41 yards and a touchdown. He also scored Arizona’s second touchdown in their first-round loss to the Panthers.Arizona is met with stiff competition in the NFC West from Seattle (No. 2), San Francisco (No. 17) and St. Louis (No. 19). Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact How intimidating do Andre Ellington, David Johnson, Stepfan Taylor, Kerwynn Williams and Marion Grice sound?Not that intimidating, according to NFL.com’s Marc Sessler.In Sessler’s list of the top running back groups in the NFL, he ranked the Arizona Cardinals as No. 27 out of the league’s 32 teams.The mark is last in the NFC West, and second-worst in the NFC.The Cardinals were one of the few teams he had no explanation for in the rankings, but the numbers speak for themselves. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share
Over half of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV’s set-top boxes will be supplied by Kaliningrad-based technology provider General Satellite by the end of this year, according to local reports.General Satellite board member Sergei Pimenov told a microelectronics forum in Kaliningrad that over 50% of Tricolor TV’s active set-tops would be supplied by the company by the end of 2012.
Developments in assistive technology over the next few years have the potential to be “truly, truly transformatory” for disabled people, a fringe event at the Conservative party conference heard this week.Neil Heslop, chief executive of the disability charity Leonard Cheshire, who uses assistive technology himself, said that technology was “a massive force for good, if appropriately leveraged”.But he added: “As the economy becomes increasingly digitised, there are risks and dangers for people with disability missing out on those opportunities.”He said that everybody working in technology recognised that it was not perfect and “still has a very, very long way to go” in terms of accessibility.But he said that “the core thesis is that we are as a society at an inflection point and what we do and don’t do now and in a small number of years actually has the potential to be truly, truly transformatory”.The fringe event was hosted by Leonard Cheshire and the technology giant Microsoft.Hector Minto (pictured, second from right), “accessibility evangelist” for Microsoft, said that technology was “reaching further into society than it ever has before”, including the billion disabled people on the planet.He said: “We cannot design society digitally without purposefully including people with disability.“Otherwise we miss the one in seven [people who are disabled], and the price will be high.”Minto said that “every other industrial revolution the world has encountered” had paid a price for having to “add disability later”.He said there was now an opportunity to “wire in accessibility” into what was being done and he pointed to a free plug-in for the widely-available Microsoft PowerPoint software that he then revealed had been producing live subtitles for the meeting.Minto said Microsoft was increasing the number of disabled people it employed because it needed to include them “in our workplace, in our product groups, in our design teams”.And he said the company was also asking its corporate customers around the world to “unlock” the assistive technology that was already built into Microsoft software.Steve Tyler (pictured, far left), director of assistive technology for Leonard Cheshire, told the meeting that support with technology was often available when disabled people were in education or in work.But he said: “What about before you’re in work? That’s the time when you need to engage with technology.“Virtually every job that we do today has an element of technology, and that is increasing as time goes on.“So for me, a key part of what we need to do is invent a new mechanism that allows funding prior to work to engage people in technology and engage them in the learning and training and the use of it.”Hannah Rose (pictured, far right) told the meeting how assistive technology – including the use of speech recognition software, which allows her to dictate into her computer – had helped her pass her GCSEs, A-levels and a degree, after becoming disabled as a teenager.She later secured a job as a vetting officer with Cheshire police, following a work trial, where she has now worked for 10 years.She said: “It gives me that independence to carry out a fulfilling job, like I am serving a purpose, like everybody else in that office.“None of this would have been possible without having that assistive technology.“Without work I would be lost. It’s great to be able to contribute to society like any other person, and without the access to assistive technology this wouldn’t be possible.”The meeting also discussed the wider issue of disability employment.Dave Bracher, campaigns manager for Spinal Injuries Association, said: “There has to be a way of getting the message out there that employers who are not employing disabled people are really missing a trick, because of the skills and qualities that those people bring to the party.“I am not saying that I am any more special than anybody else in the room as an employee but what I am saying is that my experience of spinal cord injury, the year I spent in rehab, the three weeks I spent with locked-in syndrome, communicating by blinking… that gives me skills and qualities that any employer should be looking for.”Sarah Newton (pictured, second from left), minister for disabled people, told the meeting: “It isn’t acceptable that half of people with disabilities who want to work and could work are not in work. That is a lost talent pool for the whole nation.“There’s a lot of talk at this conference and the last conference about post-Brexit Britain and the future of our country after Brexit and one thing for sure is that we need to make sure that we are using all the talents in our nation going forward, and that must mean enabling more of those people to get into work and to thrive in work.”Heslop (pictured, centre) said: “If any large-scale organisation does not have a representative number of people with disabilities in its workforce [which he said was about 19 per cent] and frighteningly few organisations achieve that today, anyone who doesn’t should be dissatisfied and should be committing themselves to creating an inclusive workplace.”He added: “Anyone in a leadership position has to accept [that], and this is true of large charities like ours.“I’m completely dissatisfied with the proportion of disabled people we employ, and we are taking steps to get much better.”Tyler said there was “scary but increasing evidence” that employers were looking at people’s social media profiles at the earliest stages of recruitment and if they saw that those people were disabled they “are rejected before they even get in the door”.He said: “We need to find ways through technology of highlighting/flagging/preventing that kind of stuff from happening.” A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…
Tesla Tesla Has Revealed Its New Roadster, the Quickest Car in the World –shares November 17, 2017 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Matthew Humphries Next Article 2 min read Senior Editor Apply Now » Image credit: Tesla via PC Mag Add to Queue It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed over 250 mph and a range of 620 miles. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Tesla prepared everyone yesterday for the Semi truck reveal, and it certainly delivered an impressive vehicle capable of carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo. What we didn’t expect, though, was a brand new version of the Tesla Roadster brought on stage in the back of a Semi.Tesla is claiming the new Roadster is the quickest production car in the world, and it’s hard to argue against that when looking at the base specs. The Roadster will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Zero to 100 mph takes 4.2 seconds, and quarter mile acceleration is 8.8 seconds. Then there’s the top speed, which hasn’t been revealed yet but is north of 250 mph. As for wheel torque, it’s gauged at 10,000Nm.So the Roadster is fast, but Tesla doesn’t seem to have compromised to achieve the speed. It’s an all-wheel drive supercar that can seat four people and travel 620 miles on a single charge. The glass roof is removable and stored in the trunk making it a convertible, and I doubt anyone would argue about how great it looks.For this level of performance, especially with a Tesla badge attached, you can expect to pay a small fortune to own one. The base price will be $200,000 with a $50,000 deposit required. There is also a Founders Edition costing $250,000, of which only 1,000 are set to be offered. Regardless of how quickly you can get that $50,000 deposit together, Tesla won’t deliver the new Roadster until 2020.Before anyone scoffs at the $200,000 price point, keep in mind the performance on offer and the competition it beats. Look at any of the new supercars in development by Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Bugatti, and prices start at $500,000 before quickly going up into the millions. Tesla has them all beat.Related video: 2 Strategies to Write Off Auto Expenses This story originally appeared on PCMag