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Law student organizes Students for Trump chapter

first_imgAs November creeps closer and the 2016 presidential election looms, students across the nation are supporting their candidates of choice through a number of different channels. Second-year law student Michael DiRaimo is hoping to spur that kind of support for current Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Notre Dame’s campus through his recently-founded Students for Trump movement. “I started a Students for Trump chapter on April 10. I was prompted to do so for several reasons. Firstly, there was a growing movement amongst college campuses to support Trump, and I believed Notre Dame should be a part of it,” DiRaimo said. DiRaimo said he thought Trump supporters were not adequately represented on college campuses nationwide. “More importantly, it was about protecting a minority viewpoint. I believe it is of little doubt that nationally speaking, students who support Trump tend to be in smaller numbers than students who support Bernie,” he said. At Notre Dame currently, there are no other presidential campaign groups for students.“I believe creating a chapter would both create a haven for students inclined to better express their beliefs, and allow them to reach out to fellow students to discuss their opinions,” DiRaimo said. Additionally, DiRaimo said he wants to see more political engagement from the student demographic. “[It] involves the lack of participation by young people in the political process,” DiRaimo said. “In 2012, only 41.2 percent of young voters showed up to the polls and this number is quite pitiful given the issues our generation will face, and the decisions we all are going to have to make.”DiRaimo said it is tough to tell how much success the chapter is experiencing in the first two weeks, particularly because there is no formal chapter headquarters.“So far our presence has been entirely online, but we plan to hold events in the future, after exams,” he said. The goal of the chapter is to increase voter turnout, according to DiRaimo. “Our goal is to increase voter turnout generally, and to inform people about misconceptions about Trump,” he said. Additionally, DiRaimo said he hopes to make the chapter open to students who may not have gotten involved with Trump otherwise. “Our goal is to help students who may feel ashamed by their fellow classmates for supporting Trump by helping them come out of the Trump supporters closet,” DiRaimo said. DiRaimo said he supports Trump because of his mostly self-funded campaign. “I am attracted to Trump because of the lack of control donors have to his actions,” DiRaimo said. “I have great respect for someone who is willing to say what he believes in, even when the political establishment does not want him to.”Beyond that, DiRaimo says he appreciates how Trump is running his campaign and his honesty throughout. “What I see [students] most attracted to is the lack of political correctness,” he said. “Students here, likewise, seem passionate about a presidential candidate who is going to say what needs to be said, regardless of the political or emotional ramifications from saying it.“Oh, and the wall has support.”Tags: 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Students for Trumplast_img read more

Photos: Day 1 of Oakland Raiders’ minicamp in Alameda

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Oakland Raiders kicked off the first day of the teams’ mandatory minicamp at their practice facility in Alameda on Tuesday. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver Antonio Brown, safety Karl Joseph along with the rest of the team ran drills, as team owner Mark Davis and general manager Mike Mayock watched from the field.last_img

Free Vignette & Feathered Crop Plugins for Premiere & AE

first_imgAdd a few more tools to your digital toolbox with these free vignette and crop plugins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects!What happens when you get frustrated that your favorite video editing applications don’t have the plugins that you want?  If you’re Polish video editor Bartlomiej Walczak you start coming up with solutions!  Walczak has released vignette and crop plug-ins for Premiere and After Effects that he feels address the current “shortcomings” with those applications.Feathered Crop allows you to crop “your image, both inside or outside, and add feather to the cropped borders.”  This was a current shortcoming in legacy versions of Final Cut Pro as well.  Once you cropped your video the edge feathering was rendered obsolete.  It’s nice to see a solution for this ‘more common than you’d think’ problem.  8, 16 and 32 bit depth supported.Vignette is exactly what it sounds like, but more featured and versatile! Create rectangular and elliptical vignettes and control their position in the video frame.  These Premiere and After Effect vignettes can be combined with any of the blending modes in those applications to create a totally unique effect (see the cool colorization example below).   8 and 16 bit depth supported.Both the crop and vignette plugins will work in After Effects and Premiere. Walczak plans to update CreativeImpatience.com in the future with more free plugins for AE and Premiere.  He’s currently taking suggestions for upcoming releases, so if you’ve got an idea for a tool to improve your video editing let him know!Download Vignette & Feathered Crop for AE & Premiere(you can him a donation as well…making these effects takes time!)last_img read more

My Three Words for 2015

first_imgI borrowed this riff from my friend Chris Brogan. Like a lot of things Chris has given me, choosing three words around which to build my goals and projects for the coming year has been a very helpful framework. I started working on my three words more than two months ago. It’s that important.My three words for last year were pivot, frames, and margin. In 2013, they were platform, lean, and tribes.Order: As I get older, I more and more need order. I am compelled to eliminate clutter, physical and otherwise. This motif is about order, mindfulness, discipline, and systems in all areas of my life. In order to produce better and faster results, everything must be streamlined and in its place. Margin helped. Lean helped. But they haven’t been enough as my life has gotten increasingly complicated.Depth: Because I am naturally very curious, I can easily find myself following some new path. While reading something, I can be introduced to an idea, only to find myself moving from one area of study to a brand new one. Reading widely, learning a bit about a lot of things, and being curious isn’t a bad thing. Depth is about going deeper in fewer areas instead of going wider. I started on this path this year when I started reading differently. Now I am applying to other areas of my life. As I have worked on planning my projects and goals, it’s amazing how useful this theme has been.Lifestyle: This isn’t really the right word, but it’s the right theme. It’s not about being acquisitive. It’s about something bigger and more meaningful. The decision to live the exact life you want to live is yours alone. For a long time I have arranged some areas of my life around some of my priorities, but not always the right priorities, and often without balance. In some cases, this has served me extremely well. But in other ways, it has been an obstacle for me, preventing me from living the exact life I want to live. 2015 is, in part, about continuing to make some fundamental changes here.What three themes do you need to choose to shape your goals in 2015? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Salt Cay airport loses license but why Explanation missing in TCIAA statement

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSalt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands – July 7, 2017 , The Salt Cay Airport, following years of neglect and in a rundown state has lost its license now as an airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the residents are asking why.It was complaints by the residents on national radio and the response to those complaints of the lone airline service provider to Salt Cay which exposed that the airport was shut down, as unsuitable, by the Civil Aviation Authority.Caicos Express Airways on Friday issued a release to say the cessation of their flights into Salt Cay came as a result of a licensing issue.“We would like to make it known that this suspension of service is in no way indicative of the commitment that Caicos Express Airways has for Salt Cay or the Turks & Caicos Islands on a whole that we service with pride every day. The Civil Aviation Authority (TCICAA) has taken the decision to restrict public transport operations into the Salt Cay aerodrome, in the interest of safety therefore, as an AOC (Air Operating Certificate) holder we are by law prohibited from operating into an Un-certificated aerodrome.   At Caicos Express Airways our number one priority is the safety of the travelling public. And we are committed to resume service into Salt Cay as soon as the required repairs to the Airport are completed and the certificate is reinstated.”Magnetic Media immediately reached out to the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority for an explanation on why this closure was allowed to happen in the first place.The TCIAA responded by media statement on Saturday, only to announce though what the country already knew, that indeed the Salt Cay Airport was closed to air traffic.Our news organization was informed that the runway is a mess, in a deteriorated state and that the runway should be lengthened at the Salt Cay Airport.  The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority did not explain, in that media statement what would be done now for the Salt Cay Airport to regain its aerodrome certificate.The Turks and Caicos Civil Aviation Authority revoked the license of the Salt Cay airport since June 26 (2017). #SaltCayAirportclosed#MagneticMediaNews#CaicosExpressAirways#TCIAA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#SaltCayAirportclosed #MagneticMediaNews #CaicosExpressAirways #TCIAAlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Annual Customs Day Service

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International Customs Day Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish.  During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual Parade.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)last_img read more