Shooter targets, kills athletics department’s consulting physician

first_imgDr. Todd A. Graham, a consulting physician in the Notre Dame athletics department, was shot and killed Wednesday at the age of 56, according to a South Bend Tribune report.“The University of Notre Dame joins with the community in mourning the death of Dr. Todd Graham, who served as a consulting physician in our athletics department,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to his family and friends, and our prayers are with them.”According to the report, Graham was targeted by the shooter, Michael Jarvis, after a confrontation between the two earlier Wednesday when, during an appointment, Graham had declined to prescribe Jarvis’s wife an opioid medication. Jarvis later returned to the medical complex and ambushed Graham, according to the report, then shot Graham twice in the head.University spokesperson Paul Browne has confirmed Jarvis was an employee at the University, serving in parking services and as a “seasonal greenskeeper,” according to the Notre Dame directory.In addition to his work with the University athletic department, Graham was a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at South Bend Orthopedics, according to the report.Tags: athletics department, Dr. Todd A. Graham, Michael Jarvis, South Bend Orthopedicslast_img read more

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Local Wrestlers Set to Compete at State Meet

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Boys 1A152 lb.Lucas Eastman, Rochester, 11th gradeJuan Jimenez, Rochester, 11th grade195 lb.Taylor Rupe, Montesano, 9th gradeDom Nakano, Tenino, 12th grade220 lb.Matt Shields, Rochester, 11th grade 4A Boys106 lb.Mason Harrison, Yelm, 9th grade113 lb.Thomas Munoz, Yelm, 10th grade120 lb.Darren Harris, Yelm, 11th grade126 lb.Dakota Benson, Yelm, 11th grade132 lb.Jacob Rash, Yelm, 11th gradeBrian Rochester, Yelm, 10th grade138 lb.Tanner Page, Yelm, 11th gradeLogan Pine, Olympia, 10th grade152 lb.Brandon Rochester, Yelm, 12th grade160 lb. James Rodeman, Yelm, 11th grade170 lb.Bo Campbell, Yelm, 10th grade220 lb.Alex Grant, Olympia, 12th grade 3A Boys106 lb.Parker Risk, Timberline, 9th grade113 lb.Riley Riffe, Shelton, 10th gradeMiles Hart, Timberline, 10th grade120 lb.Nico Laiuppa, Timberline, 11th gradeGage George, Timberline, 12th grade220 lb.Dan Coulter, Timberline, 12th gradeJake Grantham, North Thurston, 12th gradecenter_img 2A Boys106 lb.Coulter Jacobsen, Tumwater, 9th grade113 lb.Logan Greenwell, Tumwater, 10th gradeChandler Rosalin, Black Hills, 10th grade132 lb.Daniel Montesa, River Ridge, 12th gradeGage Keesee, Black Hills, 10th grade138 lb.Nick Knittle, Black Hills, 12th grade145 lb.Jacob Zocco, River Ridge, 11th grade160 lb.Elijah Camacho, River Ridge, 12th gradeColton Barrett, Tumwater, 12th grade170 lb.Clark Smith, Tumwater, 12th grade195 lb.Sam Richards, Tumwater, 11th grade220 lb.Dylan Smith, Tumwater, 12th gradeBrin Hanson, Tumwater, 10th grade Girls112 lb.Hailey Meyers, Yelm, 10th grade124 lb.Kaitlin Woods, Shelton, 12th grade130 lb.Kendra Dickson, Tumwater, 12th grade145 lb.Kyla Cambell, Yelm, 12th grade155 lb.Megan Johnson, Tumwater, 12th grade170 lb.Keanna Vermillion, Rainier, 10th grade190 lb.Tonie Edwards, Yelm, 12th grade235 lb.Shanelle Berry, Yelm, 12thlast_img read more

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M’town Students Hoping Designs are ‘Shore’ Winners

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – A group of art students at Middletown High School South have demonstrated their love for the Jersey Shore and the impact Super Storm Sandy had on their lives – and that could mean $50,000 to the school.Art teacher Christen Tummillo’s students have entered a contest, sponsored by the Vans sneaker company, using the shore and the destruction Sandy wrought as their theme. Now the students are among the semifinalists in the contest and the public can cast ballots online though May 13 for their favorite designs.Middletown High School South students and their teacherdisplay the designs they have submitted to a Vans sneaker design contest and are among 50 semifinalists. They are, from left, Nina Mitarotondo, Jesse Price, Amy Mader, art teacher Christen Tummillo, Taylor Franzreb and Meghan Heigelberg.Taylor Franzreb, a student in Tummillo’s Advanced Placement art class, said she and the other students wanted to convey on a pair of sneakers how they felt about the storm’s impact. “It was like a part of our broken youth and how it could be fixed,” she said.Ultimately, Tummillo and students in her advanced placement class and Art I student Jesse Price created a design depicting images of the damaged Seaside Park rollercoaster and a wrecked boardwalk with its stark image juxtaposed with an idyllic summer’s day.“We tried to capture bold elements of New Jersey,” Franzreb said.“That was the first (design) we decided on,” Tummillo said of the Sandy-related artwork. “The hardest part was narrowing down with what we wanted to put on to it.”The storm, “especially for high school kids,” had a real affect on them, the teacher said.The contest is Vans’ Cus­tom Culture shoe customization art contest, now in its fourth year. Students from schools around the country participated by designing shoes for four themed areas.The Middletown High School students’ designs have been selected as one of 50 semifinalists from 1,500 submissions.The public now can cast votes for the entries until May 13 by going online to www.vans.com/customculture/vote/.The vote will help Vans whittle down the selection to the five top vote-winning schools. The student finalists will be invited to New York City June 10-12 for various activities and for the final decision by a yet-unnamed panel of celebrity judges, according to the company’s website.The semifinalists are competing for the top prize for their art department. Tummillo acknowledged the $50,000 would go a long way to helping the department. Runners-up could win $4,000 “which would be great because we’re out of blue paint,” Franzreb said.The Sandy-themed sneaker was submitted for the local flavor category that requires participants to offer their take on their surrounding community, city or state.The other categories are art, music and action sports that Vans has determined to be sports without bats or balls.For music the students chose jazz; for action sports they selected paddle boarding; and for art, Price lobbied and won for his idea of zombies. “Zombies are very in,” Tummillo said.The winner will see their design used and marketed on a Vans brand sneaker, according to the company.The money would be great and getting their shoe design sold in a mall would be awesome, the students said.But they said there is something else a win would do. “It sort of validates what we do,” especially since the high school is competing against some prestigious art schools, student Meghan Heidelberg said.“There is extreme talent in our school here that is sometimes overlooked,” student Nina Mitarotondo said.Tummillo is obviously proud of her students and the work they have done. “I couldn’t be involved with better students for this,” she said.last_img read more

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Travis posts triple-double, Hotshots eliminate Elite to enter semis

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Hotshots, the first team in the semis, face the winner of the quarterfinals matchup between No. 1 Barangay Ginebra and No. 8 NLEX.Ian Sangalang added 18 points, capped by a big basket that gave the Hotshots the lead for good, 97-96, with 2:12 remaining. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSangalang, who shot 7-of-11 from the field, also grabbed eight rebounds and had four blocks in 24 minutes off the bench.JP Erram shone with 15 points and 19 rebounds while Henry Walker had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists but still not enough to keep the Elite’s dream conference going. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Red Lions blast Perez-less Pirates in NCAA Finals opener Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blackwater ended the elimination round as the fifth seed with a 7-4 record. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? PBA IMAGESRomeo Travis notched a triple-double to push Magnolia past Blackwater, 103-99, on Tuesday to enter the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Travis posted 18 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists while Paul Lee led all scorers with 22 points, including a pair of game-sealing free throws with five seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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3 Crew Members That Will Maximize Your Production Value

first_imgMany filmmakers assume that achieving high production value is as simple as shooting on the right camera. In reality, it’s got a lot more to do with surrounding yourself with the right team.Top image from B9 Film and MediaWe’ve all seen films that were shot on great cinema cameras (like the RED DRAGON or ARRI ALEXA) but clearly still didn’t have much production value to them. At the same time, there have been films shot on DSLRs or consumer level cameras that have had a tremendous amount of production value simply as a result of the efforts of the crew members. In my opinion, your crew is the greatest factor to consider for increasing production value. These three team members arguably matter most when it comes down to translating your vision to the screen:1. Production DesignerImage from Anya KordeckiToo many indie films don’t hire a production designer because of their limited budgets, and it shows big time. I’ve seen countless productions opt to rent an ALEXA over hiring the necessary crew for their shoot, and it’s the film that suffers most in the end.A great production designer can make your film look and feel like a million bucks, no matter what format you’re shooting on. By leveraging their understanding of color, wardrobe, locations, and countless other elements – they can increase your production value immensely without necessarily breaking your budget.This short from PBS Digital, The Importance of Production Design, takes a look at a few films from Wes Anderson and Danny Boyle. 2. Director of PhotographyImage from IMDbSimply put: I’d rather have an experienced DP shoot my film on a DSLR, than have an inexperienced DP shoot my film on an ALEXA. While the camera choice doesn’t matter, a DP’s experience definitely does.In a best case scenario, you’ve got both a high-end cinema camera and a talented DP on your crew. But if the budget only permits for one of the two, go with the DP every time. The great lighting, composition, and camera movement that a solid DP brings to the table will come across far better on camera than an extra stop of dynamic range or some added resolution.3. Location AudioImage from Location CrewWe’ve all heard it a thousand times – audio is 50% of your finished film, yet so many of us remain stingy in this department.Never underestimate the complexity of capturing great location audio, as poor audio is something that your audience (and potential distributors) will never see past or forgive. Whatever it takes, find a place in your budget to hire the best location audio recordist you can afford. That way, throughout production, your mind will be at ease knowing you’re in good hands.Here are a few tips for nailing great audio from Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly.How do you flesh out your crew? Who are the unsung heroes that you can’t live without? Let’s talk about it in the comments below!last_img read more

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CWG probe: Kalmadi’s lockers searched; aides sent to jail

first_imgSpeculations is rife that CBI sleuths may arrest the former Games OC after the arrest of his two key aides – former OC secretary-general Lalit Bhanot and director-general V.K. Verma.Two bank lockers in Pune belonging to Suresh Kalmadi, former chief of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, was searched on Tuesday by the CBI in connection with the alleged irregularities during the organising of the mega sporting event in Delhi.The lockers at ICICI and Saraswat banks in the city were sealed by the agency in December following CBI searches at Kalmadi’s residential and official premises, sources said.Kalmadi’s farm house at Khadakwasla near Pune and the Sai Service petrol station he owns in Pune were among his properties searched. The premises of his personal secretary Manoj Bhure in Pune were also searched by the CBI. The December searches were in connection to the award of video installation work for the Queen’s Baton Relay to a London-based private firm allegedly at inflated rates.Several of Kalmadi’s top aides including former secretary-general Lalit Bhanot and V. K. Verma, director general of the committee, were arrested during the last few months.Bhanot and Verma were produced before a Delhi court on Tuesday following the expiry of their five- day police custody to which they were remanded on February 24.The CBI did not seek further police custody and they were sent to a 14-day judicial custody by the court on Tuesday for striking a “suspect” Rs 107-crore deal with a Swiss firm to provide various logistic support for the Games.advertisementSpecial judge Talwant Singh remanded the duo in judicial custody on the CBI plea that the investigation into the case was still going on.Bhanot and Verma were arrested on February 23 by the CBI and were remanded in CBI custody for five days on February 24 for interrogation of their role in the scam.The duo were among the functionaries and key personnel in the organising committee and were deeply involved and instrumental in allotting the contract for timing, scoring and result (TSR) system to Swiss Timing in a preplanned and pre- mediated manner at an exorbitant rate, the CBI had told the court after their arrest.Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit, meanwhile, launched an attack on Kalmadi, four days after the sacked OC chief demanded bringing Dikshit and two Union ministers into the ambit of the CBI probe into the alleged bunglings.”All those who were involved in organising the Games must be summoned. Why just go after the Organising Committee,” Kalmadi had said when asked if he wanted Dikshit as well as former sports minister M. S. Gill and urban development minister S. Jaipal Reddy to be summoned by the CBI. Attacking Dikshit for her statements against the Organising Committee, Kalmadi said, “She said even before the investigations started that all scams are in OC. Does that mean she predetermined all this?”- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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a month agoRodgers focused on developing Leicester youth

first_imgRodgers focused on developing Leicester youthby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrendan Rodgers says he is focused on developing Leicester City’s younger players.The Foxes came up short in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.But Rodgers remains concentrated on his goal of progressing his young squad.”I think we are disappointed with the result today,” he said on Saturday. “But it’s healthy for us that we can come away frustrated.”We come to a great arena like here and okay, we didn’t start the game well, but we showed great courage to get back into it and it was disappointing to come away with a point.”I’m very fortunate in that I’m working with a great group of guys – the senior professionals have been absolutely brilliant since I came in. The young players – they are so hungry to improve and that’s our job.”It’s going to be a constant development for them.”It’s time and we just do our best. We just continue to work.”There are a lot of improvements for us and thankfully the players are honest and they want to be better.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Creditors Consider Another Rescue Package for DSME

first_imgzoom Creditors of the cash strapped Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering are looking to secure another rescue package for the company of up to KRW 3 trillion (USD 2.6 billion), Yonhap News Agency cited industry sources.Led by the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), the creditors said that the financial support would be provided amid a decrease in new shipbuilding orders.Although the shipbuilder was expected to score up to KRW 13.7 trillion of new orders during 2016, it managed to secure only a small portion of this goal with a total of KRW 1.77 trillion of newbuilding contracts during the year, while the owner of two drilling rigs, which were constructed by the yard, decided to push the delivery of these KRW 1 trillion-worth vessels to 2017.In late 2016, DSME’s creditors unveiled their intentions to support the ailing shipbuilder with some KRW 2.8 trillion through debt to equity conversion and bonds sale.Under the plan, KDB said it would convert KRW 1.8 trillion of debt into equity, after it earlier converted around KRW 400 billion worth of loans into DSME stocks.In January 2017, the bank increased its ownership in the shipbuilder from 49.74 percent to 79.04 percent.The second creditor, the Export-Import Bank of Korea, added that it would buy KRW 1 trillion worth of bonds to be sold by the shipbuilding company.Driven by the decrease in new orders, DSME said that it plans to undertake a KRW 2.5 trillion self-rescue plan during 2017.Larger than last year’s KRW 1.6 trillion plan, the new measures would include further decrease in its workforce by up to 2,000 workers. By the end of 2017 the company’s workforce is expected to drop to a total of 8,500 workers.The plan also includes the disposal of DSME’s non-core assets, such as its IT business, as well as its buildings and floating docks with a total worth of around KRW 500 billion.Additionally, the shipbuilder decided to cut its 2017 goal for new ship orders to USD 5.5 billion after its 2016 orderbook fell short of expectations.Separately, DSME released financial results for 2016 which show that the shipbuilder reduced its full-year loss to KRW 2.7 trillion (USD 2.4 billion) from KRW 3.3 trillion (USD 2.9 billion) seen in 2015.The shipbuilder’s operating loss was also reduced and amounted to KRW 1.6 trillion in 2016, against an operating loss of KRW 2.9 trillion recorded a year earlier.In addition, DSME posted a revenue of KRW 12.7 trillion in 2016, lower from a revenue of KRW 15 trillion in 2015.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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21 councillors to move noconfidence motion against Arjun Singh

first_imgKolkata: Twenty one Trinamool Congress councillors will move a no-confidence motion against Arjun Singh, chairman of the Bhatpara Municipality.The councillors met Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, Jyotipriya Mallick, the state Food and Supplies minister and president of the North 24-Parganas unit of the party and Partha Bhowmick, party MLA from Naihati on Monday afternoon. A letter bringing no-confidence motion against Singh and signed by 21 councillors was sent to the SDO. A copy of the letter was sent to Singh. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBhatpara Municipality currently has 34 councillors. To retain the municipality, Trinamool Congress needs the support of 17 councillors. Mallick said the councillors have informed that they had received full support from party supremo Mamata Banerjee and had no intention to cross the floor and join Singh. He said four councillors who were still in two minds, would settle for Trinamool Congress. As per the Municipal Rules, the chairman of the municipality will have to convene a meeting to discuss the no-confidence motion within 15 days. In his absence, the vice-chairman can convene the meeting. The councillors will cast their votes in secret ballots. Bhowmick said that the councillors had formally decided to bring no-confidence motion against Singh on Sunday and the matter received a formal approval on Monday. Singh said that the secret ballot would clear the picture. Interestingly, he has not yet submitted his resignation from the position of MLA.last_img read more

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