IOWA CITY, Iowa – Drake University track and field senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) shattered another school record on Saturday evening at the Musco Twilight on Saturday night at the University of Iowa.Huston turned in a time of 4:20.82 to win the 1,500 meters and break the previous school record by nearly three seconds. It was also a nine-second personal best for Huston who now owns four Drake school records.Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) also continued his stellar senior with a personal best and the second-fastest 100-meter time in school history at 10.32 to win the event. Later, he returned to the tack and finished second in the 200 meters in 21.32 to match a personal best and ran the anchor leg on the Bulldogs’ second-place 4×100-meter relay.In the longer distance events, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) clocked a personal best for the Bulldogs to win the 3,000 meters in 10:05.99.”This team is having an amazing season with lots of personal bests today from Emma, Pierce and Bailee,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “We’re looking forward to carrying this momentum on to the Blue Oval next week at the Drake Relays.”However, the personal bests weren’t limited to the track on Saturday. Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) added to her stellar senior resume with a personal best in the long jump of 19-8.25 to finish second. The jump, which is the third-longest in school history, came on her final attempt of the competition.”Coach Brian Brown told Kayla right after that jump that it the best technical jump she’s done,” said Kaiser-Brown. “When they announced that 6-meter, personal best result it was awesome to see her hard work pay off like that.”Bell also finished second in the triple jump at 40-1.5, her best jump of the season.The teams will aim for more personal best and regional qualifying marks this week when they return to Drake Stadium for the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. 400 Meters 9. Kaylen Rettig, 58.65 10. Rai Ahmed-Green, 59.10 800 Meters 7. Laura Gann, 2:15.62 8. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.62 11. Kayla Giuliano, 2:18.73 12. Celeste Arteaga, 2:26.23 13. Samantha Nielsen, 2:27.98 14. Shelby Varney, 2:35.45 1,500 Meters 1. Emma Huston, 4:20.82 2. Taylor Scholl, 4:35.39 11. Cassie Aerts, 4:41.98 3,000 Meters 1. Bailee Cofer, 10:05.99 100-Meter Hurdles 9. Victoria Coombe, 14.62 400-Meter Hurdles 4. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.83 High Jump 5. Taylor Patton, 5-3.75 6. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-1.75 Pole Vault 2. Christina LeMunyon, 11-9.75 4. Kathryn Ambrose, 10-2 Long Jump 2. Kayla Bell, 19-8.25 Triple Jump 2. Kayla Bell, 40-1.5 2016 Musco Twilight Iowa City, Iowa April 23, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters 1. Pierce Vincent, 10.32 4. Aaron Chier, 10.59 5. Demetrius Shelton, 10.66 6. Kendall Owens, 10.79 200 Meters 2. Pierce Vincent, 21.32 7. Aaron Chier, 22.05 8. Kendall Owens, 22.20 400 Meters 16. Cory Erickson, 51.24 800 Meters 10. Alec Bognar, 2:00.61 11. John Freeman, 2:02.14 12. James Saxton, 2:17.74 1,500 Meters 14. Chris Kaminski, 4:04.28 3,000 Meters 6. Josh Yeager, 8:52.37 8. Ali Jandal, 9:09.03 4×100-Meter Relay 2. Owens, Shelton, Chier, Vincent, 40.50 High Jump 5. Ryan Cook, 6-5 6. Forest Moses, 6-3.25 Long Jump 7. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-8.75 Triple Jump 3. Johnathan Osifuye, 47-10.5 8. Sean Buczek, 44-8.25 9. Ethan Turner, 44-4.75 Story Links 2016 Musco Twilight Iowa City, Iowa April 23, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 200 Meters 8. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.46 11. Kaylen Rettig, 26.24 Complete Results (PDF) Print Friendly Version
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31 August 2016The September Jive art exhibition and music seminar series will celebrate HeritageMonth with a tribute to the musical heritage of South Africa. Curated by former Gallo Music archivist Rob Allingham, with support from the Southern African Music Right Organisation (Samro) and the French Institute of South Africa, it will be held at Alliance Francaise in Parkview, Johannesburg, from 1-30 September 2016.A series of events will provide a platform to meet, discuss and engage with theundeniable diversity and fertile history of South African music. It will comprisetwo art exhibitions, as well as panel discussions and screenings of music documentariesand music-themed films.The primary aim of the month-long event is to promote South African musicalheritage to a wider audience, from an academic, historical and visual perspective.Entrance to the exhibits, discussions and viewings is free throughout the month.ExhibitionsThe South African Music Graphics exhibition will present more than 150 of thecountry’s most important, unique album sleeve designs, dating back over 100 years.Curated and selected by some of the country’s most knowledgeable collectors andart designers, including installation artist Siemon Allen, Allingham, journalistCaroline Hillary and art academic Molemo Moiloa.The My Favourite Sounds exhibition is a multimedia, interactive experienceincorporating photography, sound and social media. Some of South Africa’s bestmusic and media personalities present their favourite South African music. Theexhibition will feature portraits by up-and-coming music photographer DwayneKapula of the various contributors, who include Yvonne Chaka Chaka and JohnnyClegg. There will also be video interviews about what South African music means tothem and what songs and performers in particular have had an influence on theirlives.The exhibitions will provide a digital platform through the event’s Facebook andother social media pages, for the general public to join in and contribute their ownfavourite local recordings and album art.Panel discussionsWednesday, 7 September 18:30Forbidden sounds: music and censorship in the time of apartheidPresented by Rhodes University sociology professor Michael Drewett, the talkwill explore apartheid’s music censorship practices, from the banning of“undesirable” music to keeping the airwaves clear of subversive messages.Thursday, 15 September 18:30Past to the present: old sounds to modern earsThe discussion will be on the current re-issues market, from compilations tooriginal albums, and how its popularity is benefiting undiscovered artists from thepast. The panel will also discuss the successes and challenges faced by four localspecialist music labels in the age of sampling and music copyright.The panel will be moderated by SAFM’s Richard Nwamba , with contributionsfrom musicologist Chris Albertyn, Allingham and legendary radio DJ and recordlabel executive Benjy Mudie.Thursday, 22 September 18:30SA cult albums: divine sounds?This panel discussion will examine the notion of cult underground music and itsplace in popular art.Highlighting the 1968 song Yakhal’ Inkomo by Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi as one of the best examples of a piece of music achieving cult status, the panel will unpack what cult hits mean and how social and political factors work to create a cult classic piece of pop culture.Moderated by Brenda Sisane from Kaya FM, contributors include musicjournalist Percy Mabandu, producer Lloyd Ross and other panellists, to be confirmedcloser to the date.Wednesday, 28 September 18:30A brief history of the South African music industryPresented by music archivist Allingham, this talk will cover a century ofproducing, marketing and distributing local music, from the early years to thegreatest successes and to the digital trends of the present and beyond.Film screeningsFriday, 2 September 18:30Shwabada, a documentary by Nhlanhla MasondoExploring the music and life of composer and multi-instrumentalist NdikhoXaba, described as an artist “for whom jazz is much too small (a definition)”, thisdocumentary explores Xaba’s influence on the relationship between theatre, politicsand music, while creating an intimate portrait of one of Africa’s greatest musicians.Friday 9 September 18:30Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, a documentary by Lee HirshThe popular, soul-stirring documentary on how South African music influencedthe liberation movement, it features exclusive interviews with those who were partof the struggle. Rare film footage documents the vital role musicians played in thefight against apartheid.Friday, 16 September 18:30Dilemma (A World of Strangers) a film by Henning CarlsenMade in 1962 and based on Nadine Gordimer’s exploration of the effects ofapartheid on all its citizens, the film – which was secretly filmed in the country byDanish filmmaker Carlsen – features memorable and historically important musicalperformances by Tandi Mpambane (Klaasen), Abigail Kubeka, Kippie Moeketsi andWanda Makhubu.Africa Shakes, a film by Basil MailerMade in 1965 and influenced by the popularity of the Beatles’ A HardDay’s Night music film, this documentary offers a unique time capsule of thelocal music scene in South Africa during the 1960s, both in the cities and thetownships. The film includes appearances and performances by, among others, BenNkosi, Reggie Msomi, Lemmy “Special” Mabaso and Gideon Nxumalo.Friday, 23 September 18:30Jiving and Dying: The Radio Rats Story, a documentary byMichael CrossTwenty-five years in the making, the film looks at the music of rock band RadioRats and the subversive socio-political lyrics of frontman Jonathan Handley. Theband became a ground-breaking trailblazer in independent rock music in South Africa.Friday, 30 September 18:30Future Sounds of Mzansi, a documentary by Nthato Mokgata and Lebogang RasethabaThe film explores South Africa’s cultural landscape after 20 years ofdemocracy, through the rise of local electronic dance music. It covers theunderground history of the genre and the work of some of its most diverse genre-bending contemporary artists, including narrator Spoek Mathambo.Alliance Française of Johannesburg is at 17 Lower Park Drive, corner KerryRoad, opposite Zoo Lake, Parkview, Johannesburg.For more information, visit the September Jive Facebook page.Source: Alliance Française of Johannesburg SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
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Drinking water systems serving 19 million Americans are contaminated with highly toxic chemical compounds called PFAS as the number of locations where pollution has been found continues to grow, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. As of March, at least 610 locations in 43 states were known to be affected, including water systems, military bases, airports, and firefighting training sites. When last updated in July 2018, the list included 172 sites in 40 states, less than one-third the total of the most recent total. Linked to a variety of health issues, the chemicals are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, manufactured since the 1940s and used in a variety of consumer products including non-stick pots and pans, food packaging, firefighting foam, and waterproof clothing.RELATED ARTICLESCoal-Fired Power Plants Are Polluting Groundwater: AnalysisIs Your Drinking Water Safe?Should You Worry About PFOA in Your Water?Nitrate Taints Drinking Water of Millions, Study FindsThe Takeover of the EPA The information has been compiled on an interactive map by EWG, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group headquartered in Washington, D.C., and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northwestern University. EWG said the new list draws on data from the federal Safe Drinking Water Information System, the Department of Defense, and from news reports collected by Northwestern. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phased out some types of PFAS once used in products like Scotchgard and Teflon, called PFOA and PFOS, when they were linked to cancer, thyroid disease, and other health issues, EWG said. Those compounds were replaced by PFAS with slightly different chemical makeups that were not adequately tested for safety before they went on the market, the group said, and they now can be found in the blood of virtually all Americans. Michigan appears to be the unlucky winner with the most known pollution sites, 192 in all. California is next with 47, and then New Jersey with 43. Impact on drinking water is only a guess EWG’s report estimates that the drinking water of 19 million people might be compromised but acknowledges that’s only a guess. Although public water systems know how many homes and businesses they serve, they don’t necessarily know how many people live or work there. The total, however, could be much higher. “An EWG analysis of unreleased EPA test data estimated that more than 1,500 drinking water systems, serving up to 110 million Americans, may be contaminated with PFAS chemicals,” the report says. According to the EPA, the chemicals are found just about everywhere — in food packaged with materials that contain PFAS, in stain-resistant and water-resistant fabrics, waxes, paints, in the workplace, and in living organisms. PFOA and PFOS are both “very persistent” in the environment and in the human body, the EPA says, and because they don’t break down they can accumulate over time. In February, the EPA announced an action plan for dealing with PFAS. Among the steps the agency said it would take were developing a “maximum contaminant level” for PFOA and PFOS, making interim groundwater cleanup recommendations, and expanding scientific research. EWG said that the EPA’s approach would only make the problem worse because it did not stop the introduction of new PFAS chemicals, end the use of PFAS in products that many Americans use, or clean up contaminated water supplies. Scott Faber, the senior vice president for government affairs at EWG, said, “Once again, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he is the nation’s first pro-cancer president.” EPA says that the new map could be misleading After reporting on EWG’s new survey, the Huffington Post received a statement from the EPA saying the map showing PFAS pollution sites could be misleading. “Because EPA has not fully reviewed the quality of the underlying data, and based on the agency’s commitment to good risk communication with the public, EPA cannot recommend the map be used to determine where public health risks associated with PFAS chemicals may or may not exist,” the statement said. The agency pointed to a health advisory for PFOA and PFOS of 70 parts per trillion that it issued in 2016 and said its “robust efforts” were reflected in its action plan. Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last month would force the EPA to set legal limits on PFAS in drinking water within two years, a step the EPA’s action plan did not include.
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Here’s how to use the juxtaposition of uninflected shots and the gutter between them to make a compelling edit that keeps your viewers actively engaged in the storytelling process.Top Image: L’argent via France 3 CinémaWhat is ‘The Uninflected Shot’?In his famous 1988 book, On Directing Film, David Mamet points to the uninflected shot as the crucial building block of cinematic storytelling. An uninflected shot is the opposite of a tableau shot, and contains a minimum of visual information. A shot of a hand, a spoon, a key, and a face can all be classified as uninflected.The Usual Suspects via MGMWhen an uninflected image is paired with another uninflected image, the association elicits meaning in the mind of the viewer. Mamet considers this type of editing to be more effective than turning to a Steadicam shot or single take that merely follows characters and waits for something interesting to happen. Using the juxtaposition of uninflected shots is editing 101, but is so inextricably linked to the medium of film and video that it often gets taken for granted, and remembered only for its flashiest moments.2001: A Space Odyssey via MGMThis famous graphic match in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a juxtaposition of uninflected shots. But the bone isn’t simply a bone. It’s just become an important tool, something we wouldn’t know without the shots and ideas that preceded it.Intellectual MontageModern Times via United ArtistsAny shot of a single thing can qualify as uninflected. However, the problem with uninflected shots is that they easily slip into inflection, which is to say that they carry more meaning than the most simplified and stripped down classification.Battleship Potemkin via MosfilmThis leads us to Sergei Eisenstein’s concept of intellectual montage, which works when the latent meaning in a shot is awakened through the collision with another shot. This shot collision is a conversation between images that gives rise to new meaning in the mind of the viewer.Intellectual montage can get pretty intense, especially when text gets thrown into the mix, as evidenced in the overwhelming assassin training video in the Parallax View (1974):Parallax View via ParamountThe Kuleshov EffectLev Kuleshov, Eisenstein’s teacher for a short period of time, was another early Russian filmmaker, theorist, and a crucial experimenter with the idea of uninflected shots. He conducted a well-known experiment known as the Kuleshov effect wherein he paired three sets of static, uninflected images. Each set included the face of a man, Ivan Mosjoukine, with a separate uninflected shot.Kuleshov Effect via Paul Van BuurenThe first pairing suggests hunger. The second suggests sadness. The third suggests lust. The decoding process and resulting association of the images is left to the viewer, who actively fills in “the gutter,” or space between the images, with meaning.Comic BooksScott McCloud explores this idea of “the gutter” in his book, Understanding Comics. While the book is primarily about comic and graphic art, there are many filmmaking correlations. McCloud discusses the use of “the gutter” as a way to actively involve the reader, and in the case of movies, the viewer.from Understanding Comics via Scott McCloudWhile the image of one man swinging an axe at another man is not the most uninflected image, it does function through an important omission. The juxtaposition with a second image containing a skyline and shriek compels an association on the part of the reader, who completes the act of killing merely suggested by the two images. The famous shower sequence from Psycho (1960) works by way of a similar principle.Psycho via ParamountUsing the gutter is about leaving out information and entrusting your audience to fill in the gap. It’s about visual restraint and building narratives through simplicity. After all, the narrative power of any material is only as good as its ability to elicit involvement on the part of your viewer.L’argent via France 3 CinémaConclusionBrevity and precision in shot selection and juxtaposition is like iceberg storytelling. Hemingway’s six-word story (even if it may be an urban legend) is an example of the literary power of the uninflected shot: “For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.” It’s deceptively simple and yet suggests something quite powerful by forcing the reader to fill in the gutter.As you plan out your next film or video, consider your own use of the uninflected shot. As you write your shot list and make your storyboards, consider if your shots can be simplified to elicit greater audience involvement through the power of intellectual montage.Can you be making better use of “the gutter” between shots to actively involve your audience? With single takes and “oners” on the rise, it’s easy to forget the effectiveness, and affectiveness, of a good old-fashioned cut. It doesn’t take a lot of time. It does take some planning, imagination, and a little bit of trust in your viewers.Psycho via ParamountWhat are your favorite examples of uninflected shots in film? Please share them in the comments below!