Smurthwaite Promoted To Director of Development at Utah State

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Friday, Utah State assistant vice president and deputy athletics director for external affairs Coleman Barnes announced the promotion of KC Smurthwaite to the director of development for Aggies Unlimited.Prior to his promotion, Smurthwaite spent the two previous years as a major gifts officer. In his new role, Smurthwaite will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletics’ development office.This includes annual giving, stewardship and special events while also serving on the External Leadership Team.Prior to this position at Utah State, Smurthwaite spent two seasons as an assistant with the USU softball team.He worked directly with the outfielders while also assisting with recruiting.He came to Utah State in 2014 and served as the softball team’s manager and assistant in the athletics’ compliance office.As a team manager, Smurthwaite helped by throwing batting practice, helping to organize team travel, assisting in day-to-day duties and working with the infielders and slappers.The Meridian, Idaho native has also served as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at USU-Eastern Utah of Price.He originally signed with the Eagles as a baseball player. However, injuries cut his playing career short and he began to fill a variety of athletic administrative roles at USU-Eastern.He is a 2013 graduate of Southern Utah University in 2013, earning a bachelor’s in communication studies and later earned a master’s degree from Utah State in physical and sport education in 2015. Brad James Tags: Aggies Unlimited/Coleman Barnes/KC Smurthwaite/Southern Utah University/USU-Eastern Utah Baseball/Utah State Softball Written by July 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Smurthwaite Promoted To Director of Development at Utah Statelast_img read more

Spring 2021 study abroad programs intend to run, remain subject to change

first_imgThe cancellation of Notre Dame study abroad programs began with Rome. Next, all students studying abroad in the spring were recalled to the U.S. Then, summer and fall study abroad programs were cancelled. The pandemic has forced the hand of Notre Dame International to suspend its study abroad programs, which rank the University seventh in the country for study abroad programming. As of now, the University plans to run all 45 of its spring 2021 study abroad programs, but the coronavirus pandemic looms large over the programs’ existence.  “At this time the University fully intends to run all Spring 2021 study abroad programs and will proceed accordingly.” Notre Dame International said in an email sent to students planning on studying abroad in the spring Aug. 10. The email informed students their pre-departure meetings specific to their programs will begin soon, while also urging students to refrain from buying any pre-departure purchases such as plane tickets until they receive further direction from their program directors. The situation is subject to change as long as the pandemic continues, senior director of global education Hong Zhu said in an email. “The decision may change as we continue to monitor the situation around the globe in the coming weeks,” Zhu said. Zhu explained that Notre Dame International is continuing to consider a variety of different factors affecting the future of study abroad. These include, but are not limited to, the COVID-19 response and healthcare capacity of each partner country, as well as its flight and visa restrictions. Additionally, Notre Dame International is basing future decisions on U.S. Department of State and Center for Disease Control and Prevention travel guidelines, as well as each host institutions’ preparedness for in-person instruction and safeguarding against the virus. The possibility of canceling some or all the study abroad programs remains contingent upon these considerations, and Zhu said either of these situations are possible. “We plan for different scenarios, and we conduct risk assessments program by program and country by country,” Zhu said. “With health and safety conditions improving in some countries while deteriorating in others, we will continue to monitor daily the health and safety environments of all program locations.”Zhu, citing associate director of international travel and safety Jaime Signoracci, said there are always safety concerns running study abroad programs and the University has always followed a risk-based decision-making model in selecting safe program locations. “Living with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future now requires everyone’s vigilance in strictly adhering to health and social measures (both national and local) to control the spread in the community we are a part of,” she said. “This is the same for our campus here and will be the same for any study abroad programs that run in the spring.”Zhu and Signoracci said COVID-19 training will be part of the student pre-departure meetings. There, the students will also receive clear sets of behavioral expectations for their time abroad. On June 8, Notre Dame announced the cancellation of all fall 2020 study abroad programs. In the same announcement, study abroad offered students who had planned to study abroad in the fall the option to be accommodated into the spring version of their programs, as well as the opportunity to participate in summer 2021 and fall 2021 programs. According to Zhu, of the 386 students scheduled to study abroad in the fall, 170 of them chose to study abroad in the spring semester. Currently, 611 students are scheduled to study abroad in the spring semester. Junior Clare Stoyell-Mulholland was supposed to study abroad in Santiago, Chile this fall, before she opted to study in the spring semester 2021. “I would rather take my chance that I will be going and will be able to get that experience, than miss out on it.” A neuroscience major with a peace studies minor, Stoyell-Mulholland chose to study in Chile to improve her Spanish, explore the country and build community with the other students of the relatively small program, among other reasons. However, she was not confident the program will happen and she expressed some concern over traveling during the pandemic. “Honestly, I’m more concerned for Chile,” she said. “I don’t think Chile will want people from the United States to go.”Stoyell-Mulholland said she had faith in the University to not send students if the situation remains unsafe. She continued, “If we’re going to be negatively affecting that country, I don’t think study abroad should go.” Stoyell-Mulholland was thankful to study abroad for waiving the withdrawal fee in the fall, but wished they would do the same for the spring semester. All spring study abroad students, including the ones who transferred their acceptance from the fall, had until Aug. 10 to withdraw from their program without being fined the fee, which starts at $200 and gradually increases as the start date of the specific program draws nearer. However, due to the extenuating circumstances, students may not have to pay the withdrawal fee. “The fees have always been waived for students for medical or other compelling reasons,” Zhu said. Junior Michael McElroy was supposed to be studying in Rome this semester. A lover of Italian culture, history, and language, he was disappointed when the program was canceled, as he had never been overseas before.“That being said, I was not surprised because the COVID-19 pandemic had devastated Italy even before the United States,” he said in an email.McElroy chose to transfer his acceptance and learned he could attend Rome in the spring. He said all fall students were allowed to list up to two other programs they’d be willing to attend, but Rome was always his first choice.However, McElroy said he has prepared himself for the strong possibility of spring programs being canceled.“Considering the fact that the U.S. continues to present an abysmal response to the pandemic, I’m fairly pessimistic that Americans will even be allowed into the EU by next spring,” he said.While he was concerned about the safety of traveling abroad, he suspected the University would cancel its programs if the situation remains a threat to students’ health.“So it’s not even so much my decision’,” he said.Walsh Hall junior Paige Cooper is scheduled to study in Puebla, Mexico this spring. The psychology major minoring in the Hesburgh Program of Public Service chose the program because she was attracted to the program’s host family residence feature to improve her Spanish and as a member of the Band of the Fighting Irish, she didn’t want to miss the football season. Cooper said in an email she was skeptical of her program’s vitality. “I think the chances that other countries will open their borders to the U.S. by the spring are slim unless we get a vaccine,” she said. Cooper said she almost withdrew from the program, but changed her mind. “Every important decision in my life has happened by accident so I just decided to let the universe decide for me,” she said.Cooper added she’s now concerned it was the right decision, as Notre Dame has moved classes online for the next two weeks. “I’m afraid we’ll be sent home again, and there’s a possibility I won’t see any of my friends until senior year,” she said. Zhu stressed the department will be transparent with students regarding the process in the upcoming weeks. “We understand that the disruptions to the spring 2020 study abroad programs and the cancellations of summer and fall 2020 programs have been very disappointing to students,” she said. “While we very much hope that the pandemic around the globe will continue to improve and study abroad will be a reality in spring 2021, students’ health and safety will always be a top priority when the decisions are being made.”Editor’s note: A previous version of this story identified Clare Stoyell-Mulholland’s last name incorrectly. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Notre Dame International, spring study abroad, spring study abroad 2021last_img read more

Weather aides Wisconsin in victory at Soldier Field

first_imgCHICAGO – Spectators at the Hockey City Classic could not have asked for better conditions when the Wisconsin men’s hockey team took the ice at Soldier Field Sunday in an outdoor matchup with border-battle rival and second-ranked Minnesota.With the sun shining, and the temperature sitting at a mild 32 degrees for much of the afternoon, fans were treated to a pair of matchups between four ranked teams.Even better for the Badger fans who made the trek south, by the time the third period clock ticked down to zero, Wisconsin had come away with a 3-2 win – the icing on top of the cake after a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Golden Gophers less than 48 hours earlier.Playing against the No. 2 team in the nation in Minnesota back in mid-November and earning just one point in his last three encounters with the Gophers, head coach Mike Eaves’ decision to give up home-ice advantage at the Kohl Center was questioned with renewed intensity after Friday’s loss – but Eaves never once wavered on his decision.Now, after a crucial win that brings the Badgers back within one point of Minnesota in the WCHA standings, Eaves’ decision to play in Chicago suddenly has a brighter look to it.Weather slows down Minnesota attackDespite the hype surrounding the outdoor matchup between the two bitter rivals in the weeks leading up to the game and the spectacle in front of 56,051 fans that unfolded, ice conditions proved to be a factor in the game’s outcome and they dictated the pace at which both teams were able to play.In the second game of the doubleheader event, the Badgers and Gophers began their matchup on an ice sheet that had already taken a considerable beating from the No. 3 Miami (OH) and No. 12 Notre Dame teams to come before them.To make matters worse, while the crowd welcomed the mild weather, it turned the ice to slush in some areas on the rink, slowing the puck and players down considerably, and confining both teams to a much slower pace of play.The slower conditions left Minnesota – a team that depends on quick play and counterattacks to catch its opponents’ defenses off-guard – handicapped.“I knew what was going to happen before the game,” Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said. “It’s all about advancing zone by zone, you’re not going to be able to make a lot of pretty plays and you have to be able to adjust.”Ranked first in the nation with an average of close to four goals per game coming into the weekend series and first in the WCHA converting on the power play over 26 percent of the time, the Gophers had gotten off to a fast start in the series when they scored three goals – all on the power play – against the Badgers Friday.But Sunday proved different outdoors at Soldier Field.While Minnesota still easily bested Wisconsin in shots on goal – earning 43 to the Badgers 30 – UM was held scoreless through the first two periods as the UW defense was much more successful containing the Gophers explosive offensive lines in the difficult outdoor environment.Capitalizing on the few chances they were given, the Badgers’ simple style of play turned the game on its head and allowed UW to score three goals in less than four minutes in the second period, stunning a more-skilled Gopher team.Senior defenseman John Ramage – the only player on the ice with outdoor hockey experience – attributed the Badgers’ breakout second period to the team’s ability to use the conditions to their advantage.“The second period we threw everything that we had at them,” Ramage said. “[Our shots] took a couple of good bounces and things went it.”Badgers stay level-headedFollowing a poor display Friday that saw the Badgers allow four power play chances to their talented opponents, Wisconsin limited the number of chances Minnesota received on the power play Sunday – giving them just two tries on the man-advantage and zero goals in three periods of play.“It started with [goaltender Joel Rumpel] tonight,” Ramage said. “Then the ice conditions kind of deskilled their power play a little bit. We’ll take it.”While tensions still ran high between the rivals, scuffles between the Gophers and Badgers resulted in roughing penalties for both teams – keeping the teams even at four men on the ice.Throughout this season, Wisconsin has outscored its opponents when teams are at even strength and it was no different Sunday- scoring all three of their goals with teams at even strength, while only allowing two goals to Minnesota at even strength.For Eaves, the Badgers did exactly what they needed to do to earn a much-needed two points in the WCHA.“It was really fun to be on the bench watching these guys in the last ten minutes,” Eaves said. “We got a chance to practice what we’re going to need to do down the stretch.”last_img read more


first_imgClosing day for the Winter/Spring Meet is June 12. The jackpot – which has grown steadily over 33 consecutive race days – is paid only when there is one ticket with all six winners. There were two winning tickets on Sunday, April 24, which returned $53,276.78. A total of $199,449 in new money was bet into the pool. There is also a Super High 5 carryover of $3,696.95 going into Friday’s card. Golden Gate Fields will not conduct live racing on Wednesday or Thursday but will be open for simulcasting. Golden Gate Fields will finish its inaugural Turf Festival with a flourish as it will conduct the Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile on Saturday, April 30 and the $100,000 Silky Sullivan and $100,000 Campanile on Sunday, May 1. ALBANY, CALIF. – The jackpot on the Golden Pick 6 will begin at $453,398.07 when racing resumes Friday, April 29 at Golden Gate Fields. Friday’s Golden Pick 6 will begin with race 3. The average field size in the sequence is 7.83 horses before scratches.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2016)–Longshot Do the Dance hugged the rail and rallied late to win Friday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a nose under Tyler Baze. Trained by Gary Sherlock, the Kentucky-bred filly by Discreet Cat was just up to tag pacesetter Nine Point Nine right on the wire as she got a mile on turf in 1:33.90.Even though the temporary inner rail was set at 30 feet, Sherlock was confident in his filly’s ability to run from off the pace.“The plan was to save ground and make a run,” he said. “As you can see, horses are doing well from off the pace and we were just hoping for the right trip.”Off at 7-1 in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies, Do the Dance paid $16.60, $6.20 and $4.20. Owned by Tom Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing and Sherlock, Do the Dance improved her overall record to 18-3-3-1. With the winner’s share of $31,800, she increased her earnings to $138,755.“This filly used to get pretty nervous,” said Baze. “But she’s relaxing better and better with each race. She ran great.”Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Nine Point Nine set measured fractions of 23.60, 47.15, 1:10.38 and 1:21.98 and did everything but hold the winner off by a nose. Off at 8-1, she finished three quarters of a length in front of Patriotic Diamond and paid $8.00 and $5.40.Patriotic Diamond, who was ridden by Jamie Theriot, was attentive to the pace and finished a head in front of Mrs. Norris for third money. Off at 10-1, she paid $6.40 to show.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Jarencio blames poor decision-making, turnovers in GlobalPort loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 The play had already been stopped but not the action as Elasto Painters’ Maverick Ahanmisi went in and shoved Anthony, prompting Kelly Nabong to come to his teammates defense and push Ahanmisi away.“Belga already called for a timeout but Ahanmisi suddenly joined so Kelly’s instinct, seeing Sean get pushed, was to push back,” said Jarencio. “That’s when the commotion happened. Some players tried to help Belga and Ryan [Araña] was even called for a technical for entering the floor.”Araña, who was on the bench during the scuffle, was once teammates with Belga in Rain or Shine and he entered the floor to joke around with the big man but was then given a technical foul when game officials reviewed the footage.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A calm Jarencio met the media following a bad loss in a game that saw scuffles broke out and several ejections.“Actually, what happened was out of frustration and at the same time our decision-making wasn’t that sound, it was horrible and we had so many turnovers,” said Jarencio in Filipino. “My players were also too tense, of course hats off to Rain or Shine for playing really well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJarencio didn’t discuss much on the altercations in the fourth quarter between several players that saw GlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong and Rain or Shine’s Maverick Ahanmisi getting testy at the 3:20 mark.The heated episode happened after GlobalPort’s Moala Taututaa and Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga dove to the floor in a fight for the loose ball. Belga was able to call timeout before Batang Pier’s Sean Anthony joined the pileup. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Phelps says he’s a matchup problem vs taller imports in Comm’s Cup MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio, who has endeared himself to the Philippine basketball community since his days as the head coach of University of Santo Tomas, is not afraid to rain down on game officials and his players when he sees something’s not right.So it was greatly expected to see an irate Jarencio when the Batang Pier lost to Rain or Shine 96-90 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but it was the complete opposite when he left GlobalPort’s dugout Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Confed Cup facts and figures

first_imgThe closing ceremony of the 2009 FifaConfederations Cup at Ellis Park Stadiumin Johannesburg on 28 June 2009.(Image: GCIS)Attended by well over half a million football fans, a total of 44 goals scored, the most goals scored by a team 14 – by tournament winners Brazil, of course – and the youngest goal scorer only 19 years old … These are Fifa’s final facts and figures for the 2009 Confederations Cup.Total attendance: 584 894Average attendance: 36 556Matches played: 16Number of goals: 44Goal average: 2.75Most goals scored: 14 BrazilFewest goals scored:• 0 Iraq• 0 New ZealandMost goals conceded: 9 USFewest goals conceded: 1 IraqNumber of penalties: 3 (2 converted, 1 missed)Number of own goals: 1 Andrea Dossena (Italy), 21 June 2009 (Brazil – Italy)Goals scored by substitutes: 8 (out of 44, 18.18%)Goals first half vs second half: 20 : 24• goals in additional time second half: 0• goals in additional time second half: 2Goals in first 10 minutes: 5 (11.36%)Goals in last 10 minutes: 8 (18.18%)Top goal scorer: 5 Luis Fabiano (Brazil)Youngest goal scorer: 19 years 7 months Jozy Altidore (US), 24 June 2009 (Spain – US)Fastest goal: 5 seconds Kaka (Brazil), 15 June 2009 (Brazil – Egypt)Highest number of assists:• 3 Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt)• 3 Joan Capdevila (Spain)• 3 Elano (Brazil)• 3 Maicon (Brazil)Highest wins: 0 – 5, 14 June 2009 (New Zealand – Spain)Highest-scoring matches: 4 – 3, 15 June 2009 (Brazil – Egypt)Highest number of wins: 5 BrazilHighest number of defeats:• 3 South Africa• 3 USNumber of yellow cards: 50 (average per game 3.13)Number of red cards: 4 (average per game 0.25)Most yellow cards:• 10 South Africa• 10 SpainLeast yellow cards: 2 IraqDo you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] linksFifaSouth Africa 2010last_img read more

What’s Next for iOS? Better Notifications

first_imgTags:#Apple#mobile#news#NYT#web Apple has always been known for its clean, elegant user interfaces and designs. iOS is no exception, expect for one problem area – notifications. Its notifications are terrible. If you’re in the middle of doing something and you get a push notification, you have no choice but to deal with it or dismiss it and possibly forget about it. According to Mac-centric blog Cult Of Mac, “Apple is working on a new notification system for iOS and will be buying a small company to build its technology into the operating system.”As Cult Of Mac notes, the iOS notifications system has long been considered a blemish on an otherwise well-kept system and it only stands out more in the light of recent announcements.Apple’s pop-up notification system for new text messages, voicemails and the like has often been criticized as one of the weakest parts of the iOS. Notifications are intrusive, modal and often cryptic. It’s a mess.HP/Palm’s webOS banner notification system, on the other hand, has been widely praised for its utility and ease of use. And from this week’s preview, it looks to be getting better.The report quotes an anonymous source, who told Cult of Mac that Apple is “now trying to buy a small app developer to fix [notifications]” and that this developer “already has an iPhone app in the App Store.” It goes on to speculate that Boxcar, a known player in the iOS notifications space, is one candidate. Boxcar CEO Jonathan George didn’t have any comment when we asked about any potential acquisition, but he offered some insight on the state of iOS notifications today.“iOS notifications are broken and Boxcar fills that space.  Notifications should be aggregated for the user and optionally interruptive.  No one enjoys having their Cat Piano time interrupted!” said George. “It’s more than just aggregation though, it’s also about allowing any website on the internet to deliver messages to mobile devices, without needing an app. We give users and developers what they need to make push notifications useful.”This idea of “optionally interruptive” is the key flaw with Apple’s current notification system. Imagine if, anytime something happened on your computer, that program stole focus and wouldn’t give it back until you dealt with it. Even worse, when notifications get backed up you end up having to tap through them one at a time. It’s a mess. That’s the state of iOS notifications and, indeed, it is broken. As Cult Of Mac notes, HP showed off its updated notifications at its launch event the other day. It showed an asynchronous, non-obtrusive system that waits for your attention rather than demanding it. We hope to see Apple follow suit. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology mike melanson What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Mural Paintings and the Impact of Colors in Our Lives

first_imgCan IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health… IoT is even infiltrating the real estate market. Close your eyes and name the first color that comes to your mind. Is it a four-letter word? Does it start with B? Then it must be BLUE. When it comes to interior design, most adults are in love with the color blue. America’s favorite colors for home decor purchases are blue, black, and gray, according to Spoonflower, followed by pink, white, and green. There is a connection between mural paintings and the impact of colors in our lives.When Philip Cohen, a University of Maryland sociologist, asked almost 2,000 men and women about their color preferences in 2012, blue was the winner across the board, while the second preferred color for men was green, and purple for women. The color of the year 2019, according to Pantone, is Living Coral — a hot combination of pink, salmon, and orange. The whole economy is revolving around the color wheel.Mural painting is all about color.The first color the human eye distinguishes after birth is the color red. Colors come to life only in broad daylight. Darkness is the color’s greatest enemy. There’s no secret that black absorbs all the light. Light is a particle and a wave at the same time. Each color has a wavelength. As soon as we wake up in the morning, light pours like a shower over our eyes. But first, billions of light rays hit our surrounding objects which reflect the light. Some of that reflected light reaches our pupils. Colors form when splashes of light hit our retinas with a different force. Each color is a drop of light. When an object doesn’t reflect any light back, we say it’s black. When all the light is reflected with the same intensity, we see white. Optics is an excellent science with implications in all areas of our lives, from retail, politics, and art, to real estate.   People intrigued by the endless creative use of color have become artists — many love web design. Many make a living by bringing color in people’s lives: painters (mural painters), interior designers, make-up artists, and fashion designers are only a few colorful careers. Sometimes, mismatching colors is performed intentionally to create drama and draw attention, but in our everyday lives, harmony is still valued. Creating harmonious interiors through mural painting becomes even more critical as the average American spends 93% of their life indoors, as revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). How to better use colors in interior design.To keep your interior look as tidy and clean as an image cropped from a Martha Stewart magazine, you have to follow a few rules and have some basic knowledge of color theory. Don’t be scared; it’s easier than you may think. If you’re a minimalist, you would probably go monochromatic – one color in different tints, shades, and tones. By adding white to the main color, we obtain tints. Shades are the result of the same process but in combination with black. Tones are the new colors obtained by mixing the primary color with white and black (gray). Can you handle more colors? Choose a color scheme and only juggle up to three colors in various shades and hues for a more sophisticated look. You might find a piece of fabric in a color you like, a china plate, or a bed lining in the color scheme that suits your vision. Take those colors with you whenever you go shopping and share them with the painters who will paint the walls. Automatic paint mixers can reproduce any color in the blink of an eye. Accent walls and ceilings.Do you like accent walls? Don’t shy away from intriguing murals or unusual colors or patterns, wallpapers, and even living plants! No matter how small it may be, think outside the box, make it personal. They work wonders even in neutral rooms. To bring nature inside, choose a backlit image with a beach or mountain view. Building a green wall of living plants will only purify the air while the green of the plants will feel lively and refreshing. Fnd for even more color, play with window curtains. These are all inexpensive solutions for the frugal ones.However, the ultimate accent wall is an indoor water wall. You can choose either a colorful background or a glass panel and illuminate it with smart LED lights. The colors of the lights can be changed from a remote control depending on your mood. Imagine yourself standing on the sofa, sipping an excellent coffee with a good book in your hand, listening to the sound of water — pure bliss. But color will also affect your employees, clients and customers.If none of these ideas work for you, invite an artist to paint your accent wall. There are famous mural painters out there who can paint not only a colorful artistic image (more or less futuristic) but also an optical illusion. The same goes for the ceiling, where they can create the illusion of an open ceiling with the clear sky above, or a crack in that reveals a fantasy world. Mural painters could be included in the big family of street artists, but their work is jaw-dropping.Of course, you can keep the ceiling in a plain color, although adding a contrasting color to the ceiling is getting more and more popular. For mansard rooms, you may want to keep the wood beams and the ceiling trusses exposed in their natural colors. Of course, it goes without saying that you’ll do the same in your log cabin or vacation rental.What colors could help you sell your house faster? According to Clever Real Estate, light beiges and gray-browns in living rooms could get you an extra $2,000.What about the kitchen? Most interior designers take advantage of the space between the hanging cupboards and the counter and use that exposed wall as an accent wall. Avoid yellow, as home buyers seem to pay less for it,  and bet all your money on brown, gray and white. Beige and red are also worth a try.Children’s bedroomsDo you intend to grow your kids in a balanced family environment? Then you should probably stick with the traditional color scheme: pink for girls and blue for boys. Why choose black and white for your kids’ rooms — as Celine Dion did for her baby clothing line — when their eyes were designed to enjoy so many colors from their infancy?If you leave the painting to the professionals, don’t forget about mural painters. Have you seen the beautiful art that adorns different buildings around the world? Street artists can do a fantastic job indoors too. Mural paintings can tell a story in your baby’s room, girl’s room, and boy’s room – as we all know, an image says a thousand words.Mural painters may cost $50 an hour or even more. The cost of a mural painting depends on the surface that needs to be covered and the complexity of the design. Some mural painters even charge for research and mileage. Every mural artist is different, but there are plenty to choose from. If you’re looking for a trompe l’oeil design, though, expect to pay top dollar for it. However, with a paint-by-number kit, you can become an expert in mural painting yourself. Most businesses have started from a simple and fun activity like this one. Maybe you could give it a try.Of course, mural paintings are going to be replaced at some point – maybe when your kids grow and your access in their rooms gets restricted. When that moment arrives, make sure you choose a color that the nonconforming teen will enjoy for the following years. Cerulean blue, sea blue, beige and light green for boys, maybe, and aqua, yellow, eggshell, lilac, and light pink for girls. But teens might have a word to say, too.Best colors for a soothing master bedroom.We spend about a third of our lives asleep. So allow us to give you a few more tips that will make you feel better in this corner of your house. How to paint your bedroom to achieve the most relaxing atmosphere? Choose soft colors like lavender, soft green or gray, and light blues — the bedroom will seem more spacious and airy. Even turquoise is known to be calming and refreshing, probably because it reminds us of the color of the sea on a sunny day. To create an intimate feeling, you should choose darker shades for the walls, though.  However, interior design allows for a lot of freedom in decorating a bedroom. For a night of good sleep, make sure your headboard is in the North, if you’re living in the North hemisphere (although we know that Indians (India) and American Indians do not embrace this idea). Your bed is the centerpiece so you might want to have a sizeable contrasting bedhead enhanced by many colorful pillows in varying sizes.  Choose colorful duvet covers either with significant bright patterns or plain. Don’t fall in the trap of over-matching everything, though. Besides colors, the most important thing would be to keep the bedroom clutter-free. Try to recreate a hotel room and hide everything that’s unnecessary.If we were to borrow from other interior designers, only one rule, that would be the 10-30-60 rule. What is this rule? You have to choose only three colors: a dominant shade that will cover 60% of the room, a secondary shade, and an accent color. The dominant shade should be somewhat neutral, the second one a little bit bolder, while your accent color should be even louder and unexpected. Pairing a muted cerulean blue with white and natural wood seems to be a hot trend right now.Best colors for your bathroom.Going to the toilet kidnaps a few months of our lives. A survey carried out by Bathstore, a bathroom company, revealed that women spend a lot more time in the bathroom than men – one year, seven months and 15 days (one month longer than men). This small room is often associated with peace and tranquillity; that’s why blue is one of the most common colors used for painting and tiles. Mural painters are often invited to paint seascapes or aquatic landscapes and reefs on the walls and ceilings. White is also the color of cleanliness and purity and is widely used in bathroom design. However, we are not against less common color combinations, and you shouldn’t be afraid to go against the current in half bathrooms at least.Are you selling your house any time soon? You will be shocked, but homebuyers are willing to pay up to $5,000 more for a home featuring a nautical-themed bathroom. White interiors have been avoided and translated in sale price reductions of more than $4,000, according to CBS, citing major listing websites. Psychological effects of mural painting.We have mentioned the impact of colors on the human brain above, so let’s go a little more in depth. Color coding is learned from an early age. Psychologists have revealed that each color sends signals to our brain cells, and over the years, we’ve given different meanings to each color. Psychologists are not the only professionals with information on color. Entrepreneurs, startups and founders all look at color for web design, websites and pages. Today, even AI trends are set for the real estate broker as well as for business.Even the flowers have a meaning derived from their color or borrowed from the Victorian era. Colors greatly influence human behavior, and marketers know how to manipulate buyers to achieve their sales goals. 90% of snap judgments are based solely on color. It might not be evident in real estate, but a florist will definitely agree on this.RedIncreases heartbeat, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Attracts attention more than any color, it’s aggressive and arousing. Signals danger. The color of love and romance, the color of Valentine’s Day. A symbol of life, since the blood is red (The Red Cross). Tags:#AI trends and real estate#Color Schemes#Paintings#psychology How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… OrangeEmanates energy and happiness.Associated with the tropics.Suggests creativity and fun and is all about Halloween.Used to communicate fun and draw attention.It’s inviting and makes people feel more open, so it’s good to use in party decorations.The color of autumn and sunsets- the end of summer, the end of fun.In the US, the color orange could remind you of the prison uniforms, while in other countries it is the color of royalty or spirituality, like the robes of the Theravada Buddhist followers from South East Asia.YellowThe most noticeable color by the human eye.It stands for optimism, positivity, enlightenment, and joy.When used in mural painting, it increases mental activity and emanates warmth and vitality.It has some negative connotations like jealousy, anxiety, and depression.Used to boost someone’s mood.GreenSuggests freshness, growth, prosperity, and fertility.It is the color of life.It’s used to calm and rebalance, especially in hospitals.Associated with kindness, so green lovers are thought to be good parents and life partners.BlueThe color of freedom.Calming and relaxing.Dark blue is associated with intelligence, advanced technology, and engineering.Nurtures trust and dependability – a magnet for new customers.Suggests manliness, elegance, and power.In mural painting, blue is a cold color that implies freshness and cleanliness.PinkThe color of femininity.Associated with softness and grace, as well as immaturity.Evokes childhood memories.It means love and tenderness, intimacy and passion.Naive, silly, vulnerable.PurpleA royal color associated with luxury.Calming, soothing and mysterious.Conveys wisdom. Too much purple can irritate you and make you arrogant.Associated with premium products and services.It stands out because it is used less frequently than yellow, red and orange.GrayCool and neutral.Might cause unsettling feelings.Black and white images are more emotional and have an old, vintage feeling.Either conservative and boring or elegant and formal.It is a practical color, easy to combine, and mix.Timeless.BlackFormal, powerful, and unapproachable.Used to hide things; Black clothes make you look thinner. Boosts self-esteem, gives the impression of authority.Associated with death and evil, bearing many negative connotations.Versatile – easy to combine with any other colorUsed a lot in marketing and in logos to convey boldness and seriousnessWhitePerfection, purity, cleanliness.It suggests new beginnings, a new page to write on.A symbol for peace, for righteousness, and fairness.Creates a sense of order.Too much white can feel cold and uninviting.It has different meanings in other cultures; for example, in the East, it is associated with death and worn at funerals. Makes rooms seem larger.Some theories still need to be confirmed and tested in color psychology, as this young science finds a way to attract future students eager to understand the link between colors and people’s decisions better.   Hope for the color blind Unfortunately, there are children born colorblind due to a genetic disorder. Color blindness affects both men and women. Worldwide, about 300 million people are suffering from this deficiency. They are unable to read colorful charts, to cook or to read maps. For example, a third of color blind people experience problems when buying and preparing food since they can’t tell whether the meat is fresh or not, or whether it’s adequately cooked or raw. Moreover, they are unable to drive and have a hard time finding the right job. But after watching a few videos of colorblind people trying on Enchroma glasses for the first time, we were moved to tears. Those glasses have changed their lives completely. Most of them were amazed by the bright colors they missed for so many years, and they seemed to be more fascinated by the color purple, what a great invention.Finally, let’s look at the impact of color on real estate: What exterior colors make a house more attractive to home buyers?We have touched this subject in another blog regarding the exterior color of a house so we will keep it short. The exterior color of a home does have a role to play in the selling process. You can never go wrong with greys and beiges, or a combination of those two known as “greige.” Navy doors seem to be very trendy, too. With only these two improvements, you could ask $5,000 more. Among other safe choices would be to paint your house in off-whites, yellows, and light blues. Another wise move would be to follow the style of your neighbors. A traditional house usually won’t stand out in an established neighborhood. It would instead blend in perfectly. However, mural paintings from famous artists on the facades could also get the owners extra dollars when they sell their houses, although murals tend to be rather common in commercial real estate than in residential real estate. Don’t forget that every year, April 15 is the time to celebrate World Art Day. You can join and do the same by preparing some creative and colorful DIY projects for your home. FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje…center_img Theresa Hus is a content writer for with decades of experience in real estate. Theresa is all about coming up with topics that go beyond the basic real estate agent advice and home buyers/home sellers “how to” articles you see around. Theresa HusReal Estate specialist Related Posts 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Businesslast_img read more

Tang says game should’ve been forfeited after Altas’ jersey mix-up

first_img“Before the game, if you were to ask me, this game was already over before it started. It should have been a forfeiture. It’s under the rules. Everybody knows that,”said Tang.The Blazers went on to lose their NCAA Season 93 opener, 69-65, to Perpetual on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsREAD: Eze lifts Perpetual to first win; St. Benilde puts game under protestTang shared that he was surprised that the game, which was delayed for almost 45 minutes from the supposed 12 p.m. tip-off, even pushed through at all. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “I was surprised. I was shocked that the game still continued on and just a technical foul was given to the other side,” he said. “If there’s just one player didn’t bring the jersey, do you think that team would have fielded that guy in? No, because it will be a forfeiture of the game. What more if the whole team does that? I don’t understand. What are the rules right now? For me personally, I’m confused.”Team captain Gerard Castor signed the running score for the game, declaring the team’s intentions to protest the result for the jersey mix-up.Tang, though, said he was urged by the NCAA Management Committee to put the game under protest because if it were up to him, “there’s no game that had happened.”READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniform The former Rain or Shine playmaker also urged the league to correct this act swiftly on the controversy to avoid setting a precedent.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I think (the lull) took about 40 to 45 minutes. It was so long and the grace period for one game is just 10 to 15 minutes, right? Whether they bring the jerseys in or not, it’s just 15 minutes,” he said. “I’m not again to judge, but if you’re going to ask me personally, they should have done a better job in handling things. It shouldn’t take an hour or so. It just took them so long. You just have to follow rules. What are in the rules? Those guidelines. Abide by it.“Perpetual Head coach Jimwell Gican, meanwhile, refused to comment on the snafu.“We in Perpetual, the coaches are focused on our jobs. I can’t comment on what happened because even I was surprised,” he said.Gican is leaving the decision to the NCAA Management Committee.“It’s now up to them to settle what needs to be done,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brownlee, four other imports return for PBA Governors’ Cup Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Coach TY Tang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach TY Tang, the game between St. Benilde and Perpetual shouldn’t have been played in the first place.The Altas brought the wrong set of jerseys to the venue and played in their maroon uniform instead of their designated light uniforms.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more