Resource Discovery: US Army Educational & Development Intervention Services Newsletters

first_imgU.S. Army Educational & Developmental Intervention Services [Keeping In Touch Newsletters]Did you know that the U.S. Army’s EDIS offers CE credit for reading their Keeping In Touch (KIT) newsletters? These publications are available online and are full of valuable information for providers.The newsletters discuss a theme for a series of months at the end of which readers can take a CE exam online. Upon successful completion of the exam, a non-discipline specific certificate of continuing education contact hours will be provided. Individuals will need to check with their credentialing agency regarding the viability of these credits within their state and/or system.Some of the past topics have been: Early Childhood Mental Health, Autism and the Role of Early Interventionists, Dual Language Learners in Early Intervention, Cultural Competence, and Understanding Depression. You can access the newsletters and archived CE exams by clicking, here.Each newsletters consists of four sections surrounding a theme:A resource article in which a summary of a journal article is providedAn evaluation of data on the topicA consultation corner where experts in the field respond to topic-related questionsA review of a web-based resource that is helpful for providersTo access the newsletters,  click here.We hope that you will find this to be a useful resource.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention 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, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Roundup: Genre Filmmaking Tips and Tricks from the Filmmakers of Fantastic Fest

first_imgDay for Night StylingsImage via Folklore (HBO Asia).We did a day for night for a specific voyeur POV shot that’s supposed to happen in a forest late at night. Instead of hauling heavy duty lights into the forest location, we did this and created a sense of alternate reality in the eyes of the characters who are spying on a shaman performing a rite by the lakeside.Previewing a new HBO anthology series called Folklore, which features episodes by different Asian filmmakers from different regions, filmmaker Ho Yuang shares a local Malaysian horror legend that delivers some terrifying scares over a simmering political underbelly that frightens you to your core. In the notable POV shot outlined above, Yuang creates a powerful shot in a truly terrifying sequence, which is sure to be a standout of the new series.Cover image via Feral.For more Fantastic Fest coverage, check out our interview with horror filmmaker Mickey Reece here. For more interviews and filmmaking tips and tricks, check out some of these articles.Break Genre Rules Like a Master FilmmakerFilm Study: How to Pull Off a Twist Ending in Your FeatureWhy Slow-Burn Filmmaking So Often Catches FireA Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”Directing Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong Way We gathered some expert genre filmmaking advice from the filmmakers at this year’s Fantastic Fest. Here’s what they had to say.Every year, roughly a month before Halloween, thousands of genre film fans from across the globe gather in Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest. Hosted by Alamo Drafthouse, the genre film festival is one of the world’s leaders in honoring all things horror, cult, action and . . . well . . . fantastic. In its 13th iteration, this year’s crop of films featured some major premieres, like Apostle (World), Halloween (U.S.) and Mid90s (U.S.) — the latter of which you can read more about here.While the festival features films that showcase all elements of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and cult classic retrospectives, we touched base with several filmmakers from all genres to share some creative tips for genre-specific filmmaking.Creating Atmospheric HorrorImage via House of Sweat and Tears.All the photography of the film was created with the light of candles and no artificial light, creating the true aura of atmospheric horror. I wanted each frame to be a painting, as I am a great admirer of the Caravaggio paintings. Pepe de la Rosa, the cinematographer, did an extraordinary job, though it was a great challenge for him.Written and directed by one of the only women featured among Fantastic Fest’s lineup of directors, Sonia Escolano’s House of Sweat and Tears (aka Casa de sudor y Lágrimas) is an elevated and atmospheric Spanish horror film based on a real cult operating in Spain during the 1990s. Escolano, along with DP Pepe de la Rosa, worked with their Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro to create a panoramic screen format that featured cinematography that solely relied on on-set candle lighting for their entire film. The final look is a dreary atmospheric horror style which harkens back to classical paintings of Caravaggio, while challenging your perceptions of religion, faith, rebellion and power.(If you’re looking for practical ways to film your own candlelight-primary project, we’ve got you covered.)Building (and Destroying) a Cabin in the WoodsImage via Feral.After much searching, we decided to film in the forest of the Dinamos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, at almost 4,000 meters above sea level. There, we built the cabin from scratch, which would become the set for filming the footage found for two weeks. The next step was to burn the cabin, destroying any possibility of retake. With the cabin half burned, we filmed the newscast that gave account of the facts. We did this with a Betacam SP camera, to give a realistic appearance to the footage.For the found-footage, documentary-styled feature Feral, director Andrés Kaiser not only constructed a full cabin in the woods for this dark and brooding drama, he also burned it completely to the ground. Set in the mountains of Oaxaca harbor in Mexico, the cabin was a central element to the film’s plot, as it portrays the three moments in the film’s history: the past in the found-footage, the news footage that gives light to its existence, and the present documentary footage for the narrative. As such, the crew had to build out a full house to film in, which they then burned down for the rest of the shoot.Gunshot Effects and VFX Chase SceneImages via The Unthinkable.All gunshots were made with small LED lights installed in the mouth of the gun that the actor could light by themselves on the trigger. Then we just added gunfire in post, but got the real light on the environment from set. Easy, fast to use, safe and great result!The Unthinkable is yet another great example of how Scandinavia continues to emerge as a leader in genre filmmaking. Directed by Victor Danell (aka Crazy Pictures), the Swedish thriller is a great action-packed genre piece that hits hard but has heart. For some of their more fiery shootouts, the team made creative use of small LED lights in their prop weapons, which they found to be both stylish and safe. The film also features an impressive chase scene, which uses some clever CGI and VFX — which they’ve outlined in this behind-the-scenes video.last_img read more

Here is Elliott Jeffcoat doing the NaeNae

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! These cinematic videos continue to be awesome. Here were the two best GIFs from this one. First, a different angle on the Freek’s TD. I’m sorry to keep harping on it[1. No I’m not.] — one of these days it will get old, that day is not today.And then Elliott Jeffcoat doing the NaeNae in the locker room with Gundy looking on.Awesome.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.last_img

Video: Awesome Footage Of Kentucky’s John Calipari, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Discussing Their Recruiting Battles

first_imgJohn Calipari and Tom Izzo are interviewed.John Calipari Tom IzzoJohn Calipari and Tom Izzo were together at an event to fight cancer at the Oakland Hills Country Club on Monday. During the event, put together by Oakland coach Greg Kampe, the Kentucky and Michigan State coach spoke with reporters. Recruiting came up. Calipari, who’s notorious at this point for being the best recruiter in the country, said Izzo has beaten him for prospects “way more than I’ve beaten him.” Izzo reacted appropriately. Here’s the full conversation, courtesy of the Lansing State Journal.  Perhaps Izzo was beating out Calipari for recruits when the Kentucky coach was at Memphis, but it seems pretty crazy for him to say Izzo’s beaten him “way more than I’ve beaten him.” [LSJ]last_img

Dillards KB Home fall Oracle Berry Global rise

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:Royal Bank of Scotland Group, down 58 cents to $5.93Two British Cabinet ministers quit in protest over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union.Cisco Systems Inc., up $2.44 to $46.77The seller of networking equipment and services reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street’s forecasts.J.C. Penney Co., up 14 cents to $1.36The struggling department store operator reported a quarterly loss that wasn’t as big as analysts were expecting.Dillard’s Inc., down $10.94 to $62.85The retailer’s quarterly earnings fell far short of what investors were looking for.Oracle Corp., up $1.79 to $50.63Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a new holding in the maker of business software.KB Home, down $3.19 to $17.61The homebuilder issued a weak sales outlook, dragging the entire sector lower.Facebook Inc., down 37 cents to $143.85The New York Times published a lengthy story on how the company responded to a series of scandals.Berry Global Group Inc., up $4.41 to $50.31The packaging company reported earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ forecasts.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Mourinho snaps at female reporter

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho snapped at a female reporter’s question after his team’s defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.The United gaffer could only watch in despair as his team were beaten 3-2 by Chris Hughton’s Brighton.First half goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross ensured that Brighton took all three points at the Amex Stadium to pile more pressure on Jose Mourinho.And the strain clearly got to him during a routine interview with beIN Sport reporter Carrie Brown after the full-time whistle.Mourinho gave short shrift to the first question put to him about how the game had gone, saying: “We made mistakes, and we were punished by the mistakes” according to Daily Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Brown attempted to ask about the level of cohesiveness between his players, asking if it was a fair assessment to suggest the squad was struggling for communication and chemistry on the pitch.The United boss took issue with the question, answering back sarcastically: “You must be fantastic in your job to have the ability to speak about chemistry between players.”Despite the reaction she got from the United manager, Carrie decided to ask one final question, only for her to receive the same cold and short reply.Brown took to Twitter to deliver her own reaction to the bizarre footage, reposting the brief clip with a shrugging emoji.Mourinho has endured a not so positive start to the season and has criticized the club’s board for lack of transfer additions and the lack of senior players during preseason.last_img read more

Milligan full of praise for Boyle

first_imgAustralia captain Mark Milligan has praised Martin Boyle following the striker’s international debut.Milligan and Boyle both play their club football with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs and the former was impressed with the way the latter handled his first appearance in an Australian shirt.“I think Martin’s a wonderful player and I think he did show his qualities when he came on,” he said, according to official Socceroos website.“He loves getting at goal as we mentioned beforehand and he had a big hand in the equaliser in the end.”Australia’s golden generation might be coming to an end Manuel R. Medina – January 27, 2019 Mark Milligan is considering retiring and if he does, he will be the last remaining 2006 FIFA World Cup player for Australia to call…“Your debut is always a very nerve-wracking time and I think he came on and he did very well.”“I look forward to see what he does offer going forward.”Meanwhile, Milligan also revealed a mixture of the Socceroos’ fighting spirit and their new-look attacking style should really encourage Australian fans.“I think you couple that [spirit] with the things that we’ve been working on, which we’ve still got some time to fine tune and I think we’ll be very dangerous at the Asian Cup,” he added.last_img read more

Premier gives comments on latest crimes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 23, 2016 – Just before noon, Premier comments on latest brazen crime spree and reports of a Haiti prison break now in wide circulation.  The Premier calls for Zero Tolerance Approach to Crime.“This morning I was informed of an armed robbery which took place last night which culminated in a shoot out with the police and the shooting of a Turks and Caicos Islander by the escaped robbers who attempted to escape in the vehicle of the victim.”“I convened a meeting this morning with the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of Police to discuss this most recent incident and the state of crime in the Turks and Caicos.  During the 1 hour long meeting the Commissioner of Police updated me on several previous incidents including the most recent and what is being done by the police force.”“I impressed upon the Commissioner that a zero tolerance approach to crime has to be taken and criminals flushed out and brought to justice.  We also discussed the recent jail break in Haiti and the need for the police force and Immigration to be placed on high alert.  I will make a statement on the other concerns and actions as it relates to crime in my address to the nation tomorrow in a press conference.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Dir of Youth Affairs Receives UK 2017 Chevening Scholarship

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Despite the challenges and setbacks faced by the TCI, as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the commitment to the development of persons through UK higher education remains steadfast and strong.   Hence, the Governor’s Office is extremely pleased to announce that Ms. Jasmine Parker, the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Education has been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2017/18 academic year.Ms. Parker will be studying a one (1) year Master’s degree in Child Youth and International Development at Birkbeck, University of London in the UK starting October 2017.   Chevening Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding individuals with leadership potential who wish to contribute to the development of the Turks & Caicos Islands.Ms. Parker is currently the Director of Youth Affairs, responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the three year strategic plan and National Youth Policies. In addition, she has responsibility for developing annual national operational plan and forecasting financial allocations.Further, in her role, Ms. Parker is mandated to promote youth mainstreaming and participation in youth development, democracy, governance at local and national levels, and active citizenship to advance the involvement of youth in the decision making process in the Turks and Caicos Islands.The Applications season for this year’s 2017/18 scholarship is still open until 7th November 2017 and we encourage all eligible persons to apply.IN ORDER TO SUMBIT AN ELIGIBLE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:Be a Citizen of TCI, and return to TCI for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship.Have completed an undergraduate degreeHave at least two years work experienceBe able to receive an unconditional offer from a UK universityChevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from TCI, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject’s areas are available atwww.chevening.org/applyFor more Information Contact the Chevening Officer- Mr Neville Misick or Damian WilsonEmail: Neville.misick@fco.gov.uk / Ddwilson@gov.tcTelephone: +1649 -916-2308/9Applications open 7th August 2017 – 07 November 201711last_img read more

India Hikes Excise Duties on Petrol By ₹225 Diesel By ₹1

first_imgIndia on Tuesday raised excise duties on petrol by ₹ 2.25 ₹per litre and on diesel by ₹1 per litre with immediate effect, the finance ministry said in a statement to parliament.The increases, which follow similar hikes in mid-November, seek to take advantage of a slump in world oil prices to shore up government revenues without stoking inflation.A source familiar with the matter said the latest measures were expected to raise an additional ₹40 billion  ($650 million) in the remainder of the fiscal year to the end of March 2015.last_img