ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Encourages OrthoPediatrics Corp. Investors to Inquire About Class Action…

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS  ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Encourages OrthoPediatrics Corp. Investors to Inquire About Class Action Investigation – KIDS Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, continues to investigate potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ: KIDS) resulting from allegations that OrthoPediatrics may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public. SO WHAT: If you purchased OrthoPediatrics securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. The Rosen Law firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses. WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the prospective class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2015.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action. WHAT IS THIS ABOUT: On December 2, 2020, Culper Research published a report entitled “OrthoPediatrics Corp. (KIDS): Even Channel Stuffing Can’t Save This Company[.]” The report alleged that OrthoPediatrics has “engaged in a channel stuffing scheme that has systematically and significantly overstated revenues.” On this news, the Company’s stock price fell $5.40 per share, or 12%, to close at $39.35 per share on December 3, 2020. Then on December 14, 2020, Culper Research published a second report entitled “OrthoPediatrics Corp. (KIDS): Pleading the Fifth” in which it concluded that the Company “is a structurally broken business which has relied on nefarious tactics to inflate its reported revenues.” WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience or resources. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020 founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen—firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005480/en/ CONTACT: Laurence Rosen, Esq. Phillip Kim, Esq. The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 686-1060 Toll Free: (866) 767-3653 Fax: (212) 202-3827 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] www.rosenlegal.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Rosen Law Firm Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 03:45 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 03:45 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005480/encenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

[Delhi Riots] Delhi Court Dismisses Plea For Interim Bail By An Accused In Police Constable Murder Case [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Delhi Riots] Delhi Court Dismisses Plea For Interim Bail By An Accused In Police Constable Murder Case [Read Order] Karan Tripathi24 Sep 2020 10:41 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has dismissed an application for interim bail filed by Saleem Khan, one of the accused in the Delhi Riot case .He has filed the plea seeking interim bail for a period of one week, filed by the applicant on the ground of death of his sister Smt.Sarvari Begum, aged about 75 years, at Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh.The prosecution case is that the applicant is involved in the cases…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has dismissed an application for interim bail filed by Saleem Khan, one of the accused in the Delhi Riot case .He has filed the plea seeking interim bail for a period of one week, filed by the applicant on the ground of death of his sister Smt.Sarvari Begum, aged about 75 years, at Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh.The prosecution case is that the applicant is involved in the cases of rioting and murder of HC Rattan Lal (present case) and being one of the main conspirators of riots in North-East Delhi as an accused in case FIR No.59/2020, investigated by Special Cell of Delhi Police.Delhi Police informed a trial court in Delhi that certain accused persons in the Delhi riots cases are allegedly taking undue advantage of what is being termed as ‘COVID bail.’ A Special Public Prosecutor appearing for the police informed the Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav that these accused persons first seek interim bail of one week on ‘humanitarian grounds’ and then never come back to the prison by claiming relief under the extension of ‘COVID bails’ granted by the Full Bench of the Delhi High Court in a suo moto matter. Prosecution also submitted that  there are other five brothers and four sisters of the applicant, besides five children and husband of deceased Smt.Sarvari Begum, who can very well take care of the post-death ceremonies. Even otherwise, it will be highly unsafe to admit the applicant on interim bail in the case, as he seeks permission to go to Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, which is about 450 K.Ms from Delhi.Certain Accused Of Delhi Riots Are Taking Advantage Of ‘COVID Bail’ To Avoid Incarceration While contesting the bail application, the Special PP submitted that: ‘the misuse of the interim bail granted to the accused persons in the cases of riots on “humanitarian grounds” is quite prevalent; as here they seek interim bails on “humanitarian grounds” for a very short period, like in this case for a period of one week and before the expiry of one week, they file an application seeking extension of the interim bail on the ground that the Full Bench of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has been pleased to extend all the interim bails during Covid-19 pandemic till 31.10.2020. In case, this Court dismisses such applications, then they do not hesitate to approach the Hon’ble High Court and several orders have been received in such cases from the Hon’ble High Court, whereby interim bails have been extended treating these bails to be “Covid bails”.’After perusing these arguments, the court rejected the bail plea by holding that the possibility of the accused misusing his liberty while being out on bail can’t be ruled out.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Protest against RIC commemoration taking place today

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews A protest against the commemoration of the RIC is being held at Dublin Castle this afternoon.Last week the Justice Minister announced the deferral of the proposed commemoration that was due to be held today.Aontu party leader Peadar Toibin is urging people to come out and support their stand today:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pegfhgfhgfhgfadarric.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Protest against RIC commemoration taking place today News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleFears subsided Churchill road will have to closeNext articleCalls on TII to take over three routes in Inishowen News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – January 17, 2020 Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

State number one in prostate cancer mortality

first_img This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “We’ll be back in Pike County in April or May. More than 4,500 free screenings have been done since we began in 2006.”The higher the number of prostate cancer screenings that are done, the lower the mortality rate, Bivins said.“We recommend 40 as the age to begin the screenings and then have annual screenings.Ask the men who have been cured of prostate cancer and they will tell you that it all started with the screenings.”One in six Americans will have prostate cancer. The numbers are even more alarming among African Americans, one in four.September has been designated by the governor as a month-long prostate cancer awareness campaign. Fundraising events will be held across the state.A Prostate Cancer Run will be held at Talladega Motor Speedway on Sept. 16.The event will include a half marathon, a 5K run and a fun run/walk honoring survivors.“These events bring awareness to prostate cancer. Increased awareness translates into more screenings and more screenings save lives,” Bivins said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Print Article “We certainly can’t take pride in that,” said Dr. Michael Vincent Bivins, urologist with the Urology Centers of Alabama based in Birmingham.“The high prostate cancer mortality rate among Africa Americans can be attributed to several factors, including genetics, environment, education and socio-economic conditions. But, the failure to have simple prostate cancer screenings is a major contributing factor because early detection saves lives.”Gov. Robert Bentley has proclaimed September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Alabama. Published 11:00 pm Monday, September 3, 2012 You Might Like Police to pursue felony charges against sign thieves In the last month, hundreds of dollars worth of traffic signs have been stolen from Troy University’s campus. As many… read more The University of Alabama was number one in football in 2009 and again in 2011. Auburn University was number one on the nation’s college gridiron in 2010. The State of Alabama takes great pride in that.However, the state can’t take pride in its most recent number one ranking.Alabama is the number one state, per capita, in prostate cancer mortality among African Americans. Email the author Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration State number one in prostate cancer mortality By Secrets Revealed Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Bivins attended the proclamation signing and expressed appreciation to the governor for helping to bring awareness to the importance of prostate cancer screenings.“At Urology Centers and on the state level, we are working to bring greater awareness to prostate cancer and to educate men on the importance of the screenings,” Bivins said. “In 2006, Urology Centers began going across the state offering free prostate cancer screenings.The Center has conducted three free screenings here in Pike County, my home county.”Bivins said Urology Centers of Alabama has conducted free prostate cancer screenings in 20 counties, many of them in the Black Belt.“We go back to these counties once a year,” he said.last_img read more

Quick change

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article WithDuncan Brown at the helm of the CIPD as the new assistant director general,what is it doing to help its members in these uncertain times? By Mike BroadA pile of ‘challenges’ is currently occupying HR’s in-tray, and staffdissatisfaction and the productivity gap sit at the very top. These are not new additions and, if you believe the research, HR will bewrestling with them for some time to come – unless there is dramatic change inthe prevailing psychological contract in the near future. In 2002 – in the midst of an economic downturn – educators and influencersare needed more than ever to support HR’s efforts to deliver change on theground, and the ‘new’ man at the CIPD says the representative body can grow tofulfil this role. Duncan Brown was recruited from Towers Perrin six months ago, to replaceWard Griffiths. He is assistant director general at the CIPD and part of thereason he has been brought in is to make the CIPD more vocal. He believes theorganisation has enormous potential to instigate workplace change. Solid HR practices are the key to reducing the productivity gap with otherWestern economies, says Brown, and it is the CIPD’s challenge to get membersand business to recognise this. Brown says: “HR services and practices have a significant impact onbusiness performance. We still have more work to do to convince senior managersof this. “While the message is not new, there are still a lot of people who havenot seen the evidence.” Brown points to the findings of David Guest and Michael West that havehelped prove linkages between profits and HR practices. He believes two piecesof CIPD research, released this month, take this to the next step and show HRhow to deliver these improvements in performance. A report, Evaluating Human Capital by Professor Harry Scarbrough and DrJuanita Elias, demonstrates how 10 organisations – including Shell and Tesco –are improving the way they manage staff through measuring how effectively theyuse them. The second study is by Bath University’s John Purcell, which examines HRpractices that produce improvements in employee attitudes, commitment andperformance in both public and private sector organisations. “The relationship between line manager and employee emerges as aparticularly important factor,” says Brown. “It emphasises that it ishow particular HR practices are interpreted and implemented that really makesthe difference,” he adds. “HR professionals need to pay more attention to these operatingprocesses rather than just focusing on supposed best practice schemedesigns.” Gaining acceptance that good HR will help improve the productivity gaprequires more than a top-down approach, says Brown – staff have to believe init. Both boardroom strategists and staff on the shopfloor will need convincing.”We need to understand the response to the research. If awareness islow in the boardroom, we have to address it,” he says. “But we also have to recognise that while statistics and correlationsare useful, what difference do they actually make on the ground? The researchwith Bath University is really helping us to understand and demonstrate thelinkages in the hospital ward, on the shopfloor and on the productionline.” Brown believes employers need to drive forward work-life balance practicesto address low morale and productivity. “Employers should be consulting on this area because it can have thebiggest effect on performance. “There is no magic level at which work and life are balanced: the keyis working out what is right for the organisation and the employee. Employersthat tailor this balance to different employee aims and wishes gain significantadvantages in performance and attracting talent.” He urges companies to adopt an approach that incorporates flexibility andchoice. “Organisations need to work out what makes their staff satisfiedwith work. Then you have to give them a choice – when, where and what sort ofhours do they want to work?” Brown is confident HR is driving work-life balance beyond office-based,white-collar staff working in the service sectors. While he acknowledges that some companies are “struggling with it”and that there can still be a split between HR practice and policy, moresectors are recognising the importance of work-life balance. He points to the more progressive call centre operators and manufacturers,which are making inroads in sectors that have traditionally neglected work andbenefits flexibility. “The model for call centres is changing,” says Brown.”Screwing the workforce has failed, and it is now about how we add highervalue. If you improve staff satisfaction, customers get better service.” Manufacturers have to be realistic about business demands and flexibleworking, he says, but there are examples of leading companies that haveconsulted staff and developed sympathetic shift patterns. Engaging staff in discussions on work practices has to be the first step foremployers wanting to improve performance. High stress levels, for example, area product of long hours, low-interest work, and lack of autonomy andinvolvement, says Brown. He warns that employers often rush to implement large-scale schemes, such ascomprehensive performance management systems, to tackle perceivedunderachievement and high absence rates without understanding what staff wantand need. But is Brown preaching (or providing guidance) to the converted? After all,most HR professionals understand the links between HR, satisfaction andproductivity, but they struggle to sell it to the decision-makers within theirorganisations. Brown believes that HR professionals, supported by the CIPD, have progressedtheir role considerably in recent years. He refers to David Ulrich’s model of becoming a strategic business partner,and suggests that, to earn respect, HR needs to be both tactical – to enhanceits standing – as well as delivering the basics. A combination of skills will be necessary going forward. While businessunderstanding and political nous will be essential to evolving HR’s role, saysBrown, the importance of soft skills should not be underestimated. “Justgetting an MBA is not enough,” he says. To support the changing role of HR, the CIPD has recently revised itsprofessional standards for membership. Brown explains that the aim is to getthe appropriate balance of specialist expertise in the various areas of HR, yetalso provide a broad strategic overview of the business environment. “The focus has been to create people management professionals who arethinking performers,” he says. On the softer skills side, the CIPD this year launched a certificate incoaching and mentoring, and a certified programme in the psychology ofmanagement. “Our training courses cover the full range of process andinterpersonal skills, technical specialisms and strategic HR.” Brown believes that the CIPD will be able to better equip the profession inthe future to make inroads into the significant challenges facing UK plc. “HR can act like a performance gene. We have to use the richness of theresearch and information available a tthe CIPD, helping members at all levelsand in all types of organisations to feel confident that they can really make adifference.” Duncan Brown’s CV2002 assistant director general ofCIPD 1985 joined Towers Perrin and performed various roles, risingto partner 1984 completed a full-time MBA at the London Business School 1981 personnel officer at Vauxhall Motors Brown on……the gender pay gapThere is a lot of fear about equal pay, but people have to takethe tiger by the tail rather than run from it.”Many companies will be asking themselves, where do westart? How do we do it? Firms need to break down bits and bite them off inchunks. Both the Equal Opportunities Commission and the CIPD provide practicalguidance for practitioners.”It is not just a moral issue, but is inefficient inlimiting organisations’ ability to recruit and retain half of the nationalworkforce, during a period of key skill shortages.”The issues involved are too complex for legislation. Butour message to the DTI is that there have to be minimum standards on equal payand we have to encourage best practice.”There are still significant challenges: new femalegraduates are starting on 15 per cent less pay than men.”HR should be pushing equal pay audits at the next payreview – the outlay will have a payback.”…corporate social responsibility(CSR)”CSR has clearly risen up the corporate agenda in recentmonths. HR professionals are well placed to contribute, particularly with theirresponsibilities to internal stakeholders. “In addressing issues such as recruitment, work-lifebalance, equal pay, diversity and training, HR is contributing both to thesuccess of the organisation and the well-being of the communities in which itoperates. “With more flexible forms of working, the boundary betweenwork and community has been blurring.”One recent survey found that HR is taking the lead on CSRin 20 per cent of organisations, up from 7 per cent in 1995. HR is clearlymaking progress in demonstrating the value to organisations of aligning theirgoals with the needs of their employees and the communities in which theyoperate.”But more needs to be done to equip people to contributefully in the CSR field.”We will be publishing our own guide to CSR for ourmembers in November, and are actively considering what else we can do to helpmembers in this area.”…final salary pensions”The media’s coverage has been sensationalist.”It is not necessarily an ‘either or?’ choice: definedbenefit (DB) versus defined contribution (DC).”DC pensions do not always mean lower contributions, so itnot a case of employers putting in a rubbish scheme to cut costs and rob theirstaff.”Pensions are a significant part of the employer offer forstaff, so you have to look at what staff want.”Employers might find that staff want something moreflexible. Maybe they want a mix of schemes – a scheme with a DB base and a DCtop-up that shares the risk with the employee.”HR has not been involved enough in the debate anddecisions that are taken purely on a cost basis will cause problems in thefuture, such as higher long-term turnover. HR needs to get more involved. Quick changeOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Starbucks trims down store numbers

first_imgStarbucks is to close around 600 underperforming stores in the US as part of its “transformation strategy”. The stores are expected to close over the remaining part of this financial year, and second half of next.”In January, we committed to transforming the company through a series of critical and strategic initiatives to improve the current state of our US business and build the business for the long-term,” said Starbucks boss Howard Schultz. “Our executive and field leadership teams conducted an extensive review of our US company-operated store portfolio, with a goal of enabling our organisation to focus its efforts on locations where we can more effectively improve the customer experience.”Approximately 70% of the stores targeted for closure have opened since the beginning of 2006. The underperforming stores were selected based on current performance and predicted future returns. The company hopes to relocate many of the full-time and part-time employees to nearby store locations.Starbucks, which currently has more than 7,500 company-operated US stores, expects to open fewer than 200 new company-operated stores worldwide in the next financial year.last_img read more

Protesters gather at Indiana governor’s mansion

first_img Twitter Protesters gather at Indiana governor’s mansion CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Associated Press – April 19, 2020 4 484 Previous articleNiles man killed after being pinned underneath vehicleNext articleIndiana confirmed COVID-19 cases top 11,000 Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Google+ Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Protesters gather outside the Indiana Governor’s mansion in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 18, 2020, urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to back off restrictions on Indiana residents because of the coronavirus, and restart the economy. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 200 people upset over restrictions on Indiana residents because of the coronavirus protested Saturday outside the state mansion of Gov. Eric Holcomb.They want him to back off and restart the economy.People carrying signs and American flags stood close together along the street outside the home in Indianapolis.Cars passing the scene honked in support, although the rally wasn’t as large as a similar event Wednesday in Michigan.One sign said, “If Holcomb’s job is essential, everyone’s job is essential!”Holcomb said a stay-at-home order that expires Monday will be extended to May 1 while he works on a plan to reopen businesses. Pinterestlast_img read more

BREAKING: First pics of Peter Kay in latest Warburtons ad

first_imgA first look at on-set images from Warburtons’ new television advert starring Peter Kay.Stand aside Sylvester Stallone, there’s a new kid in town, and he’s ‘bready’ for action. Warburtons has today released the first images of its latest advert, starring comedian Peter Kay.Kay follows in the footsteps of film star Sylvester Stallone, and Muppets front man Kermit The Frog.The two images (one above, one below) show the Bolton comedian at the bakery’s headquarters, pulling out all the stops to persuade Jonathan Warburton to buy into his new great idea.Commenting on his new venture, Kay said: “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Warburtons for their new adverts, not only because I grew up around the corner from the bakery in Bolton but also, I’ll get to go home for my tea.“I can’t believe I’ll be following in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone. Also, I don’t understand why Sly didn’t ask to get paid in free bread for life, he missed a right trick there, ah well, it’s Sly’s loss.”Jonathan Warburton added: “It has been a great day on set. As a family business, we take our baking seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, so working with someone like Peter has been great fun. Can’t wait for it to hit the screens later this year.”Details of the campaign are being kept under wraps, but the company has confirmed that the advert featuring Peter Kay will premiere on UK television screens later this year.last_img read more

A studio to re-create reality

first_imgSince then, Doyle has been experimenting with AR/VR on his own, working on projects with fellow Harvard students and zealously spreading the word about the opportunities the studio offers. He is hoping to convince skeptics that, though the technology is still new, AR/VR has the potential for transformative educational, cultural, and civic projects, and to show that it’s for much more than playing “next-level” video games, which is how headset manufacturers have marketed it.“Why I think the studio is so exciting is that augmented reality and virtual reality are new ways of seeing the world,” said Doyle.“We’re going to be able to have a digital layer on top of reality that feels real and appears real and that has so many consequences — ethical, legal, social, cultural, personal, business, every vertical you can imagine — and storytelling, which I love,” he said. “It’s going to completely recontextualize our understanding of space.”Doyle sees the studio as a space for people probing the deep implications of these emerging mediums and for determining how this rapidly evolving technology can be integrated into daily life. The nascent field also functions as a playground where students can just experience and experiment.“People should know about this!” he said.The AR/VR Studio is free and open to full-time, degree-track Harvard students, who can investigate the latest headsets and game applications.They also can film using AR/VR cameras, create 3-D modeling and game engine interactivity, or learn how to build them by working with the three teaching assistants on hand. Periodic workshops teach basic coding and how to find resources and build applications.Doyle said taking advantage of the studio’s possibilities doesn’t require creative flair or STEM expertise — just “come with ideas,” he urged.Students from across the University have done just that. A Graduate School of Education student used VR for a project to help educate prison populations. A student at the Law School created an AR overlay for legal documents so that people could understand key legal terms without the help of an attorney. A Divinity School student developed a project that allows users to take a “virtual pilgrimage” through the Vatican.“If you’re afraid of coding or if you feel uncomfortable with coding, I challenge you to come here and try this,” Doyle said. “I think that understanding it, or at least thinking about it, can open your eyes to a whole new world in every area of every discipline.”Using the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Studio, Connor Doyle created an app to explore University Hall and the John Harvard Statue. Click on the link below and log in to Facebook to try it.To try the Facebook Camera Effect on your own phone, use your rear-facing camera to make University Hall and the John Harvard Statue appear on a surface. If you are on a desktop or laptop device, visit this link to send a notification to your phone. Great art and literature seek to move people’s emotions and thoughts, though often from a distance. But what if people could experience the intellectual and sensory grandeur of Michelangelo’s painting in the Sistine Chapel, or feel the intensity of actors in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” without having to leave their home or classroom?Such things are possible.Connor Doyle ’19, an English literature concentrator, knew he loved the electricity and communal experience of the theater. His passion for that led him to work as a child actor, appearing in television commercials and performing on stage in his native England. In his early teens he starred in the musical “Billy Elliot,” playing the title character’s best friend in London’s West End.After arriving at Harvard, Doyle was eager to share his love of the theater with anyone else who had an interest, but he wasn’t sure how best to do so.“I came here with the hope of finding a way to scale theater, to create that sense of presence and connection with someone that we could give to everyone around the world, and in perpetuity,” said Doyle, who now runs the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Studio, nestled inside the Harvard Innovation Labs on the Allston campus. “Presence at scale is what I was looking for.”As a first-year College student, Doyle had heard about the rapid advances in virtual reality and decided to check out the emerging technology during a showcase event in Boston, where he tried on his first proper headset.“It blew my mind immediately,” he said. From there, Doyle set about trying to find a way to develop experiences that harness AR/VR technology to the visceral, human qualities of theater performance and dramatic storytelling.“I learned a lot very quickly about the limitations of this medium for storytelling, but also the power of it to transport people,” he said. Doyle hopes to convince skeptics that, though the technology is still new, AR/VR has the potential for transformative educational, cultural, and civic projects.last_img read more

Frozen Breaks Through, Becomes Highest-Grossing Animated Movie Ever

first_imgAnother week, another milestone for Frozen—the movie has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Variety reports that the Disney favorite has now grossed $1.072 billion, surpassing 2010’s Toy Story 3. Frozen, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana, is the first billion dollar film from Disney Animation studios. It won two Oscars, for best animated film and original song for “Let It Go.” The win for the now iconic mega-hit number, sung by the wickedly talented Menzel, meant that The Book of Mormon scribe Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the score with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, was the twelfth member to join the exclusive EGOT club. View Commentscenter_img We can’t wait to see what the Broadway musical adaptation can do!last_img read more