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

The Power of Sound: Using the Shepard Tone In Filmmaking

first_imgThe Shepard Tone creates the illusion of continuously swelling sound, which can build tension or suspense. Find out how it works in this breakdown.Cover via Warner Bros.The Shepard Tone. If you’ve never heard of this term, I can almost guarantee you’ve heard the tone itself. The term refers to an auditory illusion of a sound that continually ascends (or descends) in pitch.The tone is a sound that comprises multiple sine waves separated by an octave and layered on top of each other. In essence, there is a high-pitched tone, a middle-pitched tone, and a low-pitched tone that all rise in pitch until they loop back to the start. By the end of the track, the highest-pitched tone has become quiet, the middle-pitched tone stays loud, and the low-pitched tone has become louder. Because you can always hear two tones rising in pitch, your brain skips the loop and believes the tone is infinitely ascending.Image via Vox.In Vsauce’s video below, he explains another way to think about how the Shepard Tone works. Think of the three tones working in alternating roles. For example, the highest-pitched tone will drop down an octave and become the lowest-pitched tone, but since we can still hear the other two tones rise, we think the sound is ascending infinitely.In recent years, one of the most famous uses of the Shepard Tone was Batman’s Bat-Pod in The Dark Knight (see 4:46)Richard King, the sound designer behind The Dark Knight, said that “Chris [Nolan] had the idea that it should never shift, that it should keep ascending in pitch like an unstoppable force, we had an idea to use a concept called The Shepard Tone.” The team later captured the sounds from electric race cars and Tesla models to find the base pitch to create the Bat-Pod’s Shepard Tone.Creating TensionThe sound illusion is ideal for film and game sound effects, but what about using the concept to create tension in a movie score? Christopher Nolan demonstrates this in the recently released action thriller Dunkirk, and thankfully we have a video essay breaking down the technique. Surprisingly, the video essay was produced by Vox, an organization that usually produces videos on news and international subjects. The top commenter has playfully said, “Not sure if I’m watching Vox or Nerdwriter1” because the essay is as well-produced as many other film theorists’ works on YouTube. The video breaks down how composer Hans Zimmer has incorporated the Shepard Tone into the score, which creates an everlasting sense of tension throughout the film.In an interview with Business Insider, Nolan said the following:There’s an audio illusion, if you will, in music called a ‘Shepard tone’ and with my composer David Julyan on The Prestige we explored that, and based a lot of the score around that. It’s an illusion where there’s a continuing ascension of tone. It’s a corkscrew effect. It’s always going up and up and up, but it never goes outside of its range … And I wrote the [Dunkirk] script according to that principle. I interwove the three timelines in such a way that there’s a continual feeling of intensity. Increasing intensity. I wanted to build the music on similar mathematical principals. So there’s a fusion of music and sound effects and picture that we’ve never been able to achieve before.Nolan has certainly mastered several cinematic techniques (such as nonlinear storytelling), and I think it would be a safe bet to add The Shepard Tone to that list.What are your thoughts on the Shepard Tone? Let us know in the comments.If you need a Shepard Tone for your next project, you can always find one in the PremiumBeat SFX library.last_img read more

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

first_imgFILE – In an Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures founder Dan Gilbert is seen during a basketball game in East Lansing, Mich. Gilbert is recovering, Sunday, May 26, 2019, after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care.Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert “received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably” after going to a Detroit-area hospital early Sunday with “stroke-like symptoms.” Gilbert is the company’s founder and chairman.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Elite get balanced scoring in winning a third straight game Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles10:14Sotto to new Senate: We are legislators, not prosecutors or judges02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The company said Gilbert’s family requests privacy at this time.Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 57-year-old Gilbert introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein at a press conference Tuesday at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.His hospitalization comes a month before his Rocket Mortgage is to host Detroit’s first PGA Tour event. It also follows his launch of a ballot drive just days earlier to push auto insurance reform in Michigan. The state Legislature passed a landmark insurance reform bill Friday. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

I have ‘zero’ interest in Indy or Le Mans: Lewis Hamilton

first_imgMercedes driver and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has downplayed racing at the Indy 500 or Le Mans, saying that no other motorsport series excites him as much as Formula One.The 32-year-old has repeatedly been asked about his future this season, especially after being drawn to Takuma Sato’s special ring in Japan for winning the 2017 Indy 500.However, Hamilton now ruled out the speculations and confirmed that the Indy 500 or Le Mans is not at all in his agenda.”I don’t have any desires to do any other racing. By the time l stop it could be 30 years. Everything else is a step down the ladder,” Sport24 quoted Hamilton, as saying.”I wish l had more passion to do an Indy Car or a Le Mans. But there is zero, there is nothing. I have more exciting things outside which l am passionate about,” he added.Hamilton, however, did not hesitate to admit that he “loves” drivers being able to participate in other series away from F1.”I’ve always respected (Indy 500) and appreciated it and I got to watch part of it when Fernando did it, which was super exciting. I love the idea of drivers being able to do more than one series,” he added.”I have a huge amount of respect for those drivers; it’s quite scary when you approach those banks at the speed that they do,” Hamilton said.Hamilton, who is currently maintaining a 66-point lead over German racing driver Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari with three F1 races remaining, will now look forward to claim his fourth world championship when he heads into this weekend’s Mexico Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in the Mexico City.advertisementThe Mercedes driver has been in a rich vein of form and needs to finish only at fifth to become the first British driver to excel Sir Jackie Stewart and clinch four F1 championships.last_img read more

2,000 Guineas: Aidan O’Brien lands his 10th victory in race with Magna Grecia

first_imgShare via Email Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on Facebook It is almost 200 years since the same trainer had won the 2,000 Guineas three years running, which is one measure of Aidan O’Brien’s achievement in saddling Magna Grecia to give him a 10th winner in this Classic here on Saturday. Another is that O’Brien has now won exactly half of the Classics run in Britain since the start of 2014: 13 out of 26. He has reached a stage where he does not so much break records as extend those he already holds.Magna Grecia did not set off as the favourite on Saturday. Although as Donnacha O’Brien, his jockey and Aidan’s son pointed out, “he was the favourite when I got on him” when the final field was published on Thursday. news Thank you for your feedback. Quick guide Sunday racing tips Share on Pinterest Ryan Moore, O’Brien’s principal jockey, had been booked for Ten Sovereigns, last year’s Middle Park Stakes winner, and he swiftly replaced his stable companion at the top of the betting. Once the race was underway, however, there was never a moment when Magna Grecia did not look the more likely winner.Magna Grecia was drawn high, towards the stands’ side, and his rider was one of only three to race against the rail. It can be difficult for a small posse of runners to set the right pace against a much bigger group but Silvestre de Sousa, the champion jockey, was also in the trio aboard Shine So Bright and he judged the pace to perfection.When O’Brien launched Magna Grecia into the lead just over a furlong out, there was not enough time or ground left for his rivals to mount a worthwhile challenge.It was a sign of how well De Sousa had set the pace that the third member of the stands’ side group, the 66-1 outsider King Of Change, finished two and a half lengths behind Magna Grecia in second while Skardu, the Craven Stakes winner, led the main group home in third, nearly two lengths behind the runner-up. Ten Sovereigns, the favourite at 9-4, was fifth.“He’s a lovely, straightforward horse and he’s done very well over the winter,” Aidan O’Brien said. “He’s got very pacy and he’s a strong traveller now.“We were a little bit worried that he was over there by himself when all the more fancied horses were on the other side. Donnacha knew the horse, he was riding him in all his work, so I didn’t have to explain much to him. Topics “John [Magnier, Magna Grecia’s part-owner] was very confident he was quick enough for a mile. When he was getting a mile [as a juvenile] last year some people were saying that he would have to step up in trip, but he was adamant that he was going to get stronger two to three and that’s what’s happened.”Saxon Warrior, O’Brien’s 2,000 Guineas winner 12 months ago, made his next start in the Derby at Epsom, where he was the beaten odds-on favourite behind Masar. He then failed to record another victory in four subsequent starts and Magna Grecia’s connections seem reluctant to take the same route with their latest Classic winner.“Listening [to the owners],” O’Brien said, “I would imagine that he will go to The Curragh [for the Irish 2,000 Guineas] and if that goes well, to Ascot [for the St James’s Palace Stakes].“The rain didn’t help Ryan’s horse, he was a six-furlong horse that we were hoping might get a mile, but he ran a very good race.”Like his older brother, Joseph, before him, Donnacha O’Brien is making the most of what is likely to be a brief career in the saddle due to his height and increasing weight. He will not be 21 until July, but this was his second consecutive win in the 2,000 Guineas, his ninth Group One winner overall and his fourth since September 2018.“I jumped out well, Silvestre set a nice even pace and we seemed to be on terms or even ahead from halfway,” O’Brien said.“When I asked my horse, he quickened up well and I never saw another horse after that. It’s never going to be easy [to do the weight] and it absolutely sucks sitting in the sauna for an hour or whatever, but when you’re riding them horses, it’s worth it.” Hide Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Greg Wood’s tips for SundayHamilton 1.30 Spirit Of Wedza 2.05 Deputise 2.35 Rare Groove 3.10 Corton Lad 3.45 Tommy G 4.20 Al Hadeer 4.55 Zodiakos Newmarket1.50 Baghdad 2.20 Veraciou 2.55 Flavius Titus (nap) 3.35 Skitter Skatter (nb) 4.10 Electrical Storm 4.45 Clematis 5.20 Fraser Island    The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage The Observer … we have a small favour to ask. 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first_imgShareTweet COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTSMARTINA ANDERSON MEPMI5Nils MuiznieksSinn FeinTHERESA VILLIERSTONY TAYLOR As a result of MI5’s intervention, Mr Taylor was arrested by the PSNI at his home in Derry and brought back to Maghaberry prison where he has remained ever since.Campaigners have called for his case to be brought back before the sentencing judge and any evidence regarding his breach of licence be decided by a court. not MI5.Martina Anderson said:“I raised the case of imprisoned Derry man Tony Taylor with the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks, when I met with him in Strasbourg this week. “Tony Taylor’s continued imprisonment is an affront to due process and he should be released immediately.“I was pleased that Nils Muiznieks has agreed to look into Tony Taylor’s case.“Tony Taylor has now spent more than 700 days in prison and it is long past the time that he should be released.”ANDERSON RAISES TONY TAYLOR CASE WITH EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER was last modified: February 10th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Republican prisoner Tony Taylor incarcerated in Maghaberry jailSINN Féin MEP Martina Anderson has raised the case of imprisoned Derry man Tony Taylor with the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks.Mr Taylor has spent more than 700 days behind bars after he was thrown back in prison on the word of MI5.The British Security Services gave a file to the then Secretary of State Theresa Villiers recommending his release licence be revoked.last_img read more