Heralds seeking respect

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In recent seasons, Whittier Christian played reasonably well in nonleague games while preparing for league play. When league competition began, the season would unravel. This year, the Heralds are 5-0 overall and 1-0 in league. Whittier Christian would like to keep it going tonight against host Animo Leadership in a nonleague contest at Inglewood High’s Coleman Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. “It’s a good feeling,” Caffrey said of the Heralds’ record and most recent victory. “Our kids are learning how to win. The first league victory in over five years, and coming against the No. 1 ranked team is what makes it all the more satisfying.” The Heralds’ offense was taking a beating against Campbell Hall, totaling just 27 yards in the first 24 minutes. “But as has been the case all year, the defense was keeping us close and allowed us to adjust at halftime, and we got it turned around in the second half,” Caffrey said. And when the visiting Vikings scored to take the lead with 1:50 to play, the Heralds’ offense responded. “We made a comeback, throwing the ball the whole way, and scored to get the lead with about 40 seconds to play,” Caffrey said. It was quarterback Joe Villa connecting with Taylor Redmond on a 17-yard pass for the winning score. Esteban Camarillo led the ground game again, carrying 28 times for 137 yards and two scores. Camarillo is the area’s No. 2 rusher, totaling 947 yards and 11 touchdowns on 118 carries. Complementing Camarillo is Derek Gersch, who is averaging 10.1 yards per carry. Villa has completed 31 of 60 passes for 607 yards and six touchdowns. Redmond, with 12 receptions for 291 yards and three scores, and tight end Anthony Santos (11-182-2) top the receivers. Animo Leadership’s record is 1-5, with the 26-14 victory coming over Calipatria in Week 4. The Aztecs are led by Jamal Howard, who has carried 64 times for 647 yards and is averaging 10.1 yards per carry and 107.8 yards a game. Quarterback Michael Lyles Jr. is a big play guy, with 90 yards on just three carries. He has completed 34 of 48 passes for 629 yards and three touchdowns, including scoring pass plays of 80 and 75 yards. Robert Ford, who has rushed for 321 yards, also has 20 receptions for 420 yards, or 21 yards per catch. Lyles also keys the defense with 11 sacks. “Animo has some talented kids,” Caffrey said. “They don’t have a JV program, but they’ve got five, six kids who can really play. They haven’t been scoring a lot (13.2 ppg), and they’ve been giving up a lot of points (37.2 ppg). That could be good for us.” — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After playing what coach Jon Caffrey called its poorest first half of the season, Whittier Christian High School righted its ship and earned a 20-19 win over Campbell Hall on Friday night at Whittier College. Two things are significant about this victory. center_img First, Campbell Hall was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in this week’s Division XIII poll. Second, and perhaps most important, it was the Heralds’ first league victory in more than five years. last_img read more

See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

first_imgHow to Get Started in China and Have Success What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Tags:#Government#international#start Immigration has always been the engine that drives the American economy. In Silicon Valley, foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded half the region’s startups in recent years – and kept the U.S. economy moving forward. So what happens if that innovation engine stalls? We’re about to find out.A new study shows the number of immigrant-founded startups in Silicon Valley has tumbled from 52.4% to 43.9% since 2005. The study was sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and conducted by Vivek Wadhwa, who’s the director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University.Wadhwa has authored numerous studies on the topic of entrepreneurship and immigration. He says the findings of his new study are discouraging – but not surprising:“I had a hunch this would happen. I predicted five years ago that if we didn’t fix our immigration policies we would have a reverse brain drain. Then the Kauffman Foundation came to me to update my research from 2006 because they were seeing entrepreneurship stagnate in the U.S. They were not seeing any significant increase and the economy badly needs it.” What did surprise Wadhwa is how drastically immigrant entrepreneurship has slowed.A Shocking Decline“I was shocked,” he says. “I thought maybe immigrant startups in Silicon Valley would drop to about 50% or 49%, because it’s only been six or seven years since I did my last research and numbers don’t shift that rapidly. But when I saw the early numbers come in at the low 40s I was shocked.”Wadhwa increased his sample size but the numbers didn’t budge. They show the immigrant innovation engine in Silicon Valley has sputtered to a halt. This is not good news for the national economy.Anti-immigrant groups have questioned Wadhwa’s research, claiming the number of immigrant-founded startups is down because the number of American-founded startups is up.Nice try. Not true.“That’s not the case at all,” Wadhwa says. “We’re not having more native-founded startups, we’re just having fewer startups.”But what about the tech bubble all these analysts are hyperventilating about? What about SocialCam and Airtime and Pinterest and Evernote? What about 99Dresses?Mostly hype, Wadhwa says. It may look like a big fireworks show in Silicon Valley but it’s a sparkler in the driveway compared against past eras. “This so-called boom in startups is pretty weak compared to other periods.”America’s Loss Is The Rest Of The World’s GainMeanwhile, the super-companies of the future are launching in other countries.“We will have thousands and thousands of entrepreneurs starting their companies in other countries when they could have been starting them here,” Wadhwa says. “And they will be competing with us. We will wake up five to seven years from now and see Google-like companies coming out of India and China, founded by people who came out of Silicon Valley but had to return home.”He points out that the impact of Google extends far and wide, because people leave Google and start new companies of their own. And when all that innovation is happening elsewhere, Wadhwa says, “then we’ll ask ourselves, ‘What were we doing? Why didn’t we have them here?’”So, why?Stupidity Is The Problem“Because of our stupidity and our immigration policies,” Wadhwa believes.Wadhwa says every Silicon Valley company and VC he’s asked – without exception – has told him that the difficulty in hiring immigrants is hurting them.He thinks three policy changes would quickly ease the problem.Make more green cards available.Untether H-1B visas from employers and allow immigrants to carry them from job to job.Create a “startup visa” and issue it to immigrants who want to start companies here.Wadhwa points out that other countries issue startup visas and estimates that if the U.S. did the same, there would be tens of thousands of new startups here in short order.Instead, Capitol Hill is busy stringing barbed wire. Recently Congress shot down the STEM Jobs Act, which would have increased the number of green cards available to foreign-born graduates with advanced science, tech, engineering and math degrees.“Our politicians are acting like juveniles and not fixing our problems,” Wadhwa complains. “And I’m pessimistic because the problem should have been corrected by now and it has not been corrected. This is a landslide of a drop. This will become a national problem.”It already is.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … tim devaney and tom stein How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culturelast_img read more

Creative Inspiration: A Ball & Stick + Project Files

first_imgA Ball & A Stick gives great insight into 2D animation techniques, plus free downloadable project files!After Effects is the perfect tool for creating dynamic 2D animations and A Ball & A Stick is a great example of what can be achieved if you have patience and expertise.Animator Oscar Pettersson created this project when he was trying to “dig deeper into shape layers, graph editor, and animation in general.” He used many techniques found in the “Animators Survival Kit” by Richard Williams, a book we highly recommend. Here’s the video:Pretty inspiring huh? Oscar was also kind enough to give access to his project files. The project is mostly comprised of shape layers. Pay special attention to the part where the ball breaks away from the sticky wall. Through keyframes mask paths and a simple pre-comp he was able to give the illusion of sticky liquid.Snag the download over on the video’s Vimeo page.Thanks for sharing Oscar!Know of any other great videos with project files?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

The 9 Best Places to Find Motion Design Inspiration

first_imgNeed motion design inspiration? Here are nine websites that will stoke your creative fires.Motion design isn’t just about After Effects and Cinema 4D — it’s also about finding inspiration and inspiring others. Let’s gun the creative engines with a tour of nine websites where you can find motion design inspiration. Be sure to bookmark these sites and check in frequently!1. Art of the Title Art of the Title is a curated website that focuses on the art of film and television title sequences. Each one of these sequences showcases the amazing work of some of the very best motion designers in the business. Many of the posts on the site will give you a comprehensive breakdown of how the design teams approached the project.2. Vimeo Channels Vimeo is an incredible resource for finding motion design inspiration. In fact, PremiumBeat’s curated Vimeo channel, The Best Showreels & Demo Reels, promotes the very best reels in both motion graphics and film. Other channels to check out and follow: Purely Motion Graphics, as well as studio channels like The Mill, Brand New School, Nice Type and Umeric.3. Mograph Mograph is a website/forum dedicated to mograph artists. It’s a great place to find tutorials, job postings, and inspiration, as professionals from around the world post their reels and recent work. If you want to connect with other mograph artists, then this website is a great place to start.4. From up North If you’re a designer, then From up North should already be bookmarked in your browser. It’s long been the go-to place for graphic design inspiration. Over the years, they’ve added several galleries to the site for typography, logotypes, web design, and even motion graphics. Pulling inspiration from all over the net, From up North could possibly be the very best site for mograph inspiration.5. RocketStock Templates After Effects templates are a great way to discover new looks and techniques. RocketStock has a great selection of After Effects templates. Chances are you’ll find inspiration with just a quick tour of their library.6. Behance: Motion Graphics Served Behance is a fantastic site for artists looking to share their creative work with others. Adobe has done a great job of really expanding the reach of Behance over the years, and now they have a dedicated section for motion graphics. With so many talented artists showcasing their work, it will be hard not to find inspiration.7. Abduzeedo Abduzeedo is a web site dedicated to all things inspiring when it comes to design. With a gallery full of various design collections, top notch tutorials, and interviews with design professionals, Abduzeedo is a definite must for any motion graphic designer.8. Inspiration Grid Inspiration Grid is exactly what you think it is. It’s a website that showcases a massive grid of the very best in design inspiration. Just like the previous sites, this one offers a wide variety of inspiration, from basic 2D design to video and motion graphics. There really is something for every designer, so make sure to bookmark this one.9. Dribbble Dribbble offers great inspiration for all designers. While standard graphic design is represented a little more heavily than motion graphics, the site still offers plenty of imagery to get you inspired. Other than inspiration, the site offers designers a way to connect, while also showcasing job postings.Be sure to bookmark these sites, as they may be beneficial to you the next time you need some inspiration. Let us know if we missed any of your favorite sites!last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: The Law of Accountability

first_imgThe biggest mistake I have ever made in business was believing that if I hired people and paid them well enough that I would not have to hold them accountable.With few exceptions, most people don’t produce the result they are capable of without some level of accountability. Goals by themselves don’t provide accountability. Neither do KPIs. Accountability is the requirement that you reach those goals and produce those KPIs. It’s more than knowing what results you are responsible for; it’s also having to answer for those results.As a young leader, I hired people who had experience, and I paid them appropriately. I thought that they would do their job every day, produce results, and put up numbers. No one ever had to ask me to do my job, so why should I have to ask anyone else to do theirs. I thought well-paid people were self-starters and required no external motivation to do their work. I was sorely mistaken.The results were abysmal. The people I hired and failed to lead by holding them accountable failed in their roles. Not only did they fail to produce results, but they also failed to lead and hold their people accountable. One of them disappeared during the day, always coming up with some story about where she was and what she was doing.Leading requires that you hold people accountable. It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy.I also believed that people are inherently money motivated and that the right compensation plan with the right incentives would be enough to drive people to perform. I was wrong here, too.A small number of people are truly money motivated. These people always find a way to make more money. They don’t just want more money; they take action to make it their reality.As important as incentives can be in driving a desired set of behaviors, they are still no substitute for accountability. If I could pull only one lever, incentives or accountability, I’d take the latter every time. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

LOOK: Drake rocks Dell Curry Raptors jersey for NBA Finals Game 1

first_imgStephen Curry’s father ended his career as a member of the Raptors, and Drake was wearing his purple-and-black No. 30 jersey as he watched from his courtside seat near the Raptors’ bench.Rapper Drake is seen wearing a Dell Curry jersey before Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPThe rapper and Raptors’ global ambassador was animated well before the game started, gesturing to fans and arena workers all around him. Commissioner Adam Silver said the league had talked to Drake and his manager about some of his antics —he rubbed Toronto coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders during one game in the conference finals— and Silver says he believed they ended the discussions in a good place.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, logistics ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Finals tip off with Jordan Bell at center for Warriors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Rapper Drake is seen wearing a Dell Curry jersey before Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPDrake is wearing a Curry jersey for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.Dell Curry, that is.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Inquest into deadly police shooting in Winnipeg focuses on systemic racism

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National NewsIt was the Day 2 of the inquest into the shooting death of a 26-year-old Aboriginal man by Winnipeg police back in 2008.The inquest heard from the young man’s father on the first day, but his testimony was postponed due to his health.On Tuesday, the inquest heard about possible systemic racism that may have led the shooting.last_img