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SGA, theEnd volunteers prepare for Hunter Hayes concert

first_imgElizabeth Campbell Previous articleThe Skiff: October 15, 2015Next articleCity council approves new definition of ‘single housekeeping unit’ Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printMore than 100 student volunteers are preparing this week for the Hunter Hayes concert in the campus commons on Friday sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).The four gates will open at 7 p.m. The opening act, Ryan Lafferty, will go on at 8 p.m., and Hayes will go on after him, probably around 9 p.m., SGA Vice President of Operations Ryker Thompson said.“What else would you rather do on a Friday night?” Thompson said. “It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be exciting.”Students will need their IDs to swipe into the concert. Every student can also bring in one non-TCU guest.Thompson said the event is one of the biggest things to happen on campus this semester, other than the Baylor game. He even has a countdown of hours left until the concert outside his office.Preparations for the concert have been going on since it was announced in August; however, SGA Vice President of External Affairs Katie Phillips said efforts have really picked up in recent weeks.“This past two weeks we’ve really been trying to market his show again and build up excitement for it,” Phillips said.These marketing efforts have included hanging a banner on the Brown-Lupton University Union patio advertising the concert, emailing students through the [email protected] email and using SGA social media to post some of Hayes’ music videos.SGA volunteers also went shopping Wednesday in order to get all the items Hayes requested for his backstage area.“Nothing out of the ordinary,” Phillips said. “Just food and snacks that he will need because he’ll be here. It’s for his crew and everybody, so compared to what we’ve done in the past, it’s been very normal. Nothing crazy.”Hayes is expected to be in the SGA pit, which will serve as the backstage area, for most of the day Friday because of sound checks, Thompson said.“I don’t know exactly what his plans are before the concert, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you see him walking around campus or something,” Thompson said.SGA and theEnd volunteers have also signed up to work different shifts Friday that range from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The first shift includes setting up barricades around the commons and helping the band unload their equipment from the bus. The next shift includes managing the sound checks and making sure students aren’t bothering or recording the band.“It’s for the artist’s protection and just for the respect of the artist,” theEnd graduate assistant Kelly Lee said.Student volunteers will also help swipe students in at the concert, sell merchandise at the four merchandise tables and provide crowd control during the concert.“Essentially they are just people who roam around in the crowd to make sure everything is going okay,” Lee said. “They’re all really good people, and they are there because they want to help the TCU community.”The last shift of volunteers will help load the band’s equipment back into the bus, take down barricades and clean up any trash left in the commons.“We have to make sure the commons look nice because if the commons doesn’t look nice, then we can’t do these shows,” Lee said.Ngoc Tu, a sophomore business information systems and computer information technology double major, is one of the students who volunteered for the cleanup crew. Tu said he wanted to volunteer again this year after seeing the trash left after the Jason Derulo concert last year.“After the concert, the commons were trashed,” Tu said. “There was just so much gibberish on the ground and this is a beautiful campus, and I don’t want to see it in that state. So I want to help in bringing back the beauty of TCU.”Another volunteer, sophomore business major Kyler Tesch, signed up for three volunteer shifts.“I really like helping out everyone on campus,” Tesch said. “If I can contribute to the greater good of an event on campus that brings everyone together, then it’s worth it. I don’t have a problem helping out and giving up my time if it makes people happy.” Twitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars + posts Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistancecenter_img Linkedin Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare ReddIt ReddIt Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. 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Experience The Thrill Of Riding In The Hills Of Southern West Virginia

first_imgNothing but you, your bike and the open road. Experience the thrill of riding in the hills of southern West Virginia. Scenic highways and byways, breathtaking views and rugged terrain provide the backdrop as you enjoy the twists and turns and roller-coaster-like features of our country roads.Here, every road leads to adventure, and there’s a history lesson around every curve. Winding hills and sweeping curves beckon motorcycle enthusiasts to southern West Virginia every year. Here’s some of our most traveled routes!Head of the Dragon91 miles of curvaceous country roads in McDowell County make up the Head of the Dragon, a scenic loop that completes the Body of the Dragon motorcycle run series. This day-long journey features dramatic mountain vistas and quaint small towns. Plan your trip during the Head of the Dragon Motorcycle Run & Autumn Festival on September 15 in Welch, WV.Coal Heritage NorthThis 129 mile loop begins and ends in Beckley, WV. Past and present is well represented on this scenic ride that offers up scenic views, waterfalls, coal history and quaint small towns. Your journey will take you across the New River Gorge Bridge, past the New River Gorge Harley Davidson and down Gauley Mountain. Along Route 60 you will see Cathedral Falls, Kanawha Falls and the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers.Coal Heritage SouthThis 131 mile loop begins and ends in Beckley, WV. A good part of this ride follows the Coal Heritage Trail and takes you deep into coal country through what were once thriving coal camps. The remnants of life in the coalfields is evident along this trail. The coal baron’s homes in Bramwell, Twin Falls State Park, Pinnacle Rock, Camp Creek, Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park are just a few of the highlights of this trek.Farm CountryRide begins and ends in Princeton WV – 111 total miles. Some of the most beautiful farm country in all of West Virginia. This journey is reminiscent of a simpler place and time. Beauty and Civil War history collide in both Lewisburg and the historic town of Union. While traveling through Monroe County keep your eyes peeled for beautiful barn quilts throughout the area.National ForestThis is our longest suggested ride. Totaling 195 miles, it begins and ends in Fayetteville, WV. This ride takes you through two of West Virginia’s Coolest Small Town’s, Fayetteville and Lewisburg. Plan to stop for a meal in one or both towns! Other interesting stops include Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Droop Mountain, Beartown State Park, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Babcock State Park and the New River Gorge Bridge.National RiverBeginning and ending in Beckley, WV, this ride is 123 miles long. Travel along the ancient river valleys of the New, Gauley and Meadow Rivers. See the historic Prince Depot and the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, two of the best photo opportunities along the way.Get a Motorcycle GuideReady to plan your trip? Get a copy of our Southern West Virginia Motorcycle Guide for official routes and directions, suggested stops and even more rides!last_img read more

Madelin: councils ask for too much

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Ecuador arrests shopkeepers, man dies as protests rage

first_imgOne man died incentral Azuay province when roadblocks hindered an ambulance from reaching himafter he was hit by a car, authorities said. A protester aims to throw as people block a road amid clashes with soldiers during a demonstration after Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s government ended the four-decade-old fuel subsidies in Lasso, Ecuador on Oct. 6. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS QUITO –Ecuadorean authorities arrested shopkeepers for raising food prices asindigenous groups clashed with security forces on Sunday in a fourth day ofprotests against President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures.       Ecuadoreanscomplain consumer prices have risen sharply as an effect of Moreno’s abolitionof fuel subsidies, which triggered a two-day strike by transport unions and thenation’s worst unrest in over a decade.     The 66-year-oldMoreno won the 2017 election and has set the oil-producing nation on a centristtrack after years of socialist rule under predecessor Rafael Correa.(Reuters)last_img read more

Onaway man charged with sexual assault of a 12-year-old

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOnaway, Mich. — After months of investigating, a 32-year-old Onaway man has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.Michael Joseph Rigot turned himself in last week Tuesday. The Presque Isle County Prosecutor’s Office issued a five-count felony warrant for the Onaway man.Rigot allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl who was also a babysitter for his child. Troopers from the Gaylord Post collected evidence over the following months. They submitted all case-related evidence to the prosecutor’s office in November.The 32-year-old was charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and one count of criminal sexual conduct in the 2nd degree. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.Rigot was arraigned on the charges in the 89th District Court on January 22.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Onaway, Presque Isle County, Sexual Assault, warrantContinue ReadingPrevious Video of the Day for Tuesday, January 29Next Keeping pets safe during these extremely cold conditionslast_img read more

A’s Mike Fiers processing the reality of his second no-hitter

first_imgOAKLAND — Mike Fiers got home early Wednesday morning after making history with the second no-hitter of his career and the 13th in the history of the Athletics franchise.If anyone loves baseball more than Fiers, it might be his father, Bruce. Still, son resisted the urge to call dad at home in South Florida — and it wasn’t because of the time of day. Bruce Fiers has a routine.“He wants to wake up in the morning and watch my start before he goes to work,” Fiers said Wednesday before the …last_img

South Africa welcomes Nigeria’s economic growth

first_img8 April 2014 South Africa has welcomed the announcement that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is now the continent’s biggest economy, following a rebasing of the West African country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and African Development Bank have endorsed Nigeria’s rebased 2013 GDP figure of approximately US$509.9-billion. The figure, released by Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics on Sunday, makes South Africa the second-largest economy in Africa, with a 2013 rebased figure of US$370-billion. It also makes Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, the 26th largest economy in the world. South Africa’s National Treasury welcomed the announcement, saying it resonated with the country’s consistent call for more African economies to grow to their full potential, and gave “concrete expression to the fact that Africa is indeed rising”. “South Africa has been and will continue to benefit from faster economic growth in the rest of the continent,” the Treasury said in a statement on Monday, adding that the South African government and private sector “continue to play no small a part in the growth and development of the continent. “In Nigeria’s case, the wholesale and retail and the telecommunications sectors, the two largest components of the services sector, have big participation by South African firms who have played a big role in the growth and development of the two sectors. “This is a positive story of African countries contributing to re-shaping each other’s economies through increased investment.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Nintendo’s Epic Fail — Grabbing Copyright From Its YouTube Fans

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout fruzsina eordogh You might think that Nintendo, beleaguered by falling revenues, minuscule profit and the almost-but-not-quite-failed launch of the Wii U, already has enough problems to worry about.And you would be wrong, as Nintendo itself set out to demonstrate last week by going out of its way to alienate a bunch of its fans on YouTube.The fans in question make YouTube “playthrough” videos about, well, video games — features that combine elements of commentary, review, tutorial and walk-through. Some of these commentators reach millions of subscribers, and many support themselves in full or in part by running ads against their videos.The Empire Strikes BackThis, apparently, Nintendo could not let stand. So last week, the game company began making mass copyright claims on YouTube gameplay videos — in particular, on the the popular “Let’s Play” series of playthrough videos. Nintendo did so via YouTube’s “Content ID” system, which allows the company to robo-claim ownership of videos that contain footage of its video games.Nintendo isn’t trying to take down the commentary videos. But by asserting copyright, the game company can then run its own ads against the commentaries — and thus, of course, deprive the video creators of revenue.In effect, Nintendo has put those video creators on notice that, while it will tolerate them for now, it won’t let them make money from their efforts. It doesn’t matter if the post is a detailed review, a think piece on the art style, or a tutorial for a difficult level, all of which involve a substantial additional effort on the part of the video creator. Insofar as Nintendo, is concerned, any ad revenue those efforts raised now belongs to… Nintendo.Nintendo released this statement to the gaming-news site Gamefront last week:As part of our on-going push to ensure Nintendo content is shared across social media channels in an appropriate and safe way, we became a YouTube partner and as such in February 2013 we registered our copyright content in the YouTube database. For most fan videos this will not result in any changes, however, for those videos featuring Nintendo-owned content, such as images or audio of a certain length, adverts will now appear at the beginning, next to or at the end of the clips. We continually want our fans to enjoy sharing Nintendo content on YouTube, and that is why, unlike other entertainment companies, we have chosen not to block people using our intellectual property.For more information please visit http://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/faq.htmlReadWrite also contacted Nintendo for comment. A spokeperson replied that the company is “looking into” the mass copyright claims, but offered no further statement.Mass Unhappiness Ensues Let’s put this simply: Nintendo’s move is one of the most egregious marketing mistakes ever committed by a major video-game company. It is going to come back to bite Nintendo. Hard.       Playthrough videos such as Let’s Play do a lot to fuel the commercial videogame complex, every bit as much as magazines and blogs. With their ad revenue diverted to Nintendo, however, these Internet-famous gamers have no commercial incentive to play, or talk in-depth about, any Nintendo games ever again.Some are already boycotting Nintendo. Take, for instance, Zack Scott, a prolific creator of Let’s Play videos:Since I started my gaming channel, I’ve played a lot of games. I love Nintendo, so I’ve included their games in my line-up. But until their claims are straightened out, I won’t be playing their games. I won’t because it jeopardizes my channel’s copyright standing and the livelihood of all LPers.Dozens of videos by angry gamers have started to populate the site, and comment sections across YouTube are exploding.“I’ve bought, played and enjoy several games simply because I heard about them and saw gameplay on YouTube,” one individual using the pseudonym TelaranRogue wrote in the comments to a new anti-Nintendo video (titled, cleverly enough, “Nintendo Hates YouTubers”). “With this move, Nintendo just killed their chance of getting sales from me.”“I think Nintendo really took a crap on themselves in doing this,” wrote “robert letourneau” in comments to the IGN video “Let’s Not Play Nintendo Games.”Nintendo’s Self-Inflicted HeadshotShaun Spalding, a former attorney at New Media Rights, argues that Nintendo is really only harming itself. “[G]ameplay videos generate consumer buzz (so much so that game publishers actually pay some high-level Youtubers lots of money just to start ‘Let’s Playing’ their games),” he told me in email. Both the PS4 and Xbox have built-in capabilities that help gamers upload videos to the Internet, he said, but Nintendo has moved in the opposite direction.It’s not even clear that Nintendo’s copyright claims are justified (although they’re likely to stand unless successfully challenged in court). Some critics argue that playthrough videos should qualify for the “fair use” exception to copyright because they don’t incorporate the entirety of the original game and also add a substantial amount of new creative material in the form of commentary, gameplay tips and the like.As gaming commentator “Totalbiscuit” pointed out in his video on the topic:[B]ecause you actually play the game yourself, and you do so in a different way, you transform the work in some respect. It becomes yours, it becomes unique.Too bad Nintendo doesn’t see it that way. At least it’s first in line to suffer from its short-sighted decision. Unfortunately, its fans are queued up right behind it.Image screencapped from YouTube video “Let’s Play Donkey Kong Country 2” by Cobanermani456 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img Tags:#Nintendo 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts last_img read more

Photoshop Quick Tip: Color Correcting an Image Sequence

first_imgAlthough many software platforms have the capability to edit and color RAW media natively, there are situations when Adobe Photoshop might be the best tool for the job.On several occasions, I’ve needed to batch process an image sequence (usually Cinema DNG RAW material from a Blackmagic Cinema Camera) using Adobe Photoshop. While I’m proficient in Resolve, After Effects, and other applications that are more than capable of handling image sequences natively, there have been times when Photoshop was ultimately the best solution.This was often the case when working on a computer system that wasn’t my own and didn’t have Resolve or any other finishing software installed. It’s not uncommon when working in the post-production world to get asked at the last minute to do a “one light color pass” when delivering your digital dailies to the editor. In a scenario where you simply don’t have access to any other software, here’s how you can use Photoshop as a band-aid solution.Step 1: Open the Source MediaMuch like opening up a single image, simply select Open from the file menu and locate your image sequence folder. Select all of the images and click Open once again. This will load all of your individual images from the sequence into the Camera Raw window.Step 2: Color CorrectWith the files now imported into the Camera Raw window, hit CMD + A to select all. This way, any changes that you make to the color will be globally applied to each individual shot. Use the usual color tools on the right side panel to make any and all creative adjustments.The familiarity and convenience of using the Photoshop tools makes for a simple and easy grading experience. You won’t be able to add power windows or create secondary grades, however that shouldn’t be an issue, as you’d typically leave more complex adjustments for the finishing stages of post.Step 3: ExportOnce your color work is done, click Save Images on the bottom left of the window. Not only will this allow you to re-export all of your shots (with the color changes), but it’ll also allow you to convert the files.If for any reason you need to work with a TIFF sequence or JPEG sequence, you’ll have the ability to convert the format at this step. This may be helpful for FCPX users who are able to use workarounds to edit JPG image sequences, but won’t be able to edit DNG sequences in the application.Have any tips for color grading RAW footage in Photoshop? Share in the comments below.Need stock photos for your next creative projects, check out the Shutterstock stock photo collection.last_img read more