Haiwaiian’s new-era livery blossoms

first_imgHawaiian Airlines isn’t ditching pretty Pualani (Flower of the Sky) as its brand image — it’s  just giving the four-decades-old icon on the tails of their aircraft an updated visual supporting cast.She continues to gaze ahead into the heavens, but supporting her is a silver maile lei with woven pakalana flowers. Those flowers wrap around the fuselage in what Hawaiian terms “a larger-than-life expression of the Aloha Spirit.”In addition to an updated livery (color scheme),  the new will grace airport lobby signage, kiosks, boarding gates and other web and digital presentations.Hawaiian is in the midst of a major fleet renewal just now, with new aircraft replacing older ones. Painting of all its fleet and GSE (ground service equipment) is set to be completed by 2020.Reworked and updated visual branding is no small deal for an airline. It can constitute a major investment. Hawaiian is working with global creative consultant Lippincott, which spent a year studying the airline’s history to arrive at the updated image.Hawaiian CEO Mark Dunkerley puts visual branding in perspective: “Our new livery embodies a stronger, more contemporary representation of [our] culture of service and hospitality, which is he bedrock of our guest experience.”The original Pualani made her debut on the vertical stabilizer (tail) of the airline’s DC-9s back in October, 1973.last_img read more

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Geocaching Shop Boyz: The story behind the SWAG

first_img SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”A Mother and Son Geocaching BondMarch 18, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”The Travel Bug® That’s Traveled the Furthest* (*and is still traveling)September 17, 2012In “Community” Gary is the Fulfillment Inventory Lead and a LibraDon’t let his uncanny resemblance to Sasquatch scare you—Gary is actually the sweetest one of the bunch and perhaps the smartest. A little known fact is that he aced all three semesters of Calculus in college. Perhaps the theory that mathematics and music are well connected comes in handy since Gary plays a mean bass for a local band called the Greenriver Thrillers. Gary has worked at Geocaching HQ for almost six years and knew one of the founders, Bryan Roth, from a previous employer.An aisle from the Geocaching Shop – in an undisclosed location…As an organizational fiend, Gary keeps the Geocaching Shop in tip-top shape. He’s also responsible for most of the “interior decorating” which includes a holiday tree covered in tape rolls and a geocaching T-shirt. It’s very avant garde. Marty is the Operations Manager and a TaurusNow the Operations Manager of the Geocaching Shop, Marty started as a temporary employee about 3 1/2 years ago but eventually became a full-time Geocaching HQ employee after a few months. He wants to offer items that inspire geocachers and give them ideas (like our devious geocaches), are top quality (like our packs, bags, and tools) or are best practice (like large clear ammo cans as requested by law enforcement).The best times Marty had geocaching were with the Shop Boyz during the 31 Days of August Geocaching campaign that ran in the summer of 2013. “We keep very busy with clearing out all orders twice a day, but needing to find a geocache every day for a month got us out exploring. We went as a group every day to a geocache nearby. Some of our best selling items (like our Cache Maintenance Kit) came out of these days of geocaching. It was a lot of fun to explore the area with this interesting group of characters, and we learned a lot about geocaching.”But don’t let the calm and cool demeanor fool you. Marty is terrified of adults dressed as animals. “When I saw Cats, I did not enjoy it. Adults dressed as cats is probably the one thing I dislike the most. So creepy!” The Geocaching Shop Boyz: Gary, Phil, Marty, Dylan, and MarkIf you’ve ever ordered anything from the Geocaching Shop, you may have wondered, “Where does all this awesome stuff actually come from? Is it from a warehouse? Is it located inside of Geocaching HQ in Seattle? Is it made and packaged with love by geo-elves?” Well, we now present to you the story behind the SWAG and introduce The Geocaching Shop Boyz.Meet the five guys who do everything geo-related for all orders made within the USA.* Long overdue for a shining moment of glory, here they are:Dylan is the Fulfillment Specialist and a ScorpioDylan literally wears many hats at the Geocaching Shop, and is the youngest of the Shop Boyz. Technically, he’s been at Geocaching the longest since he used to come to the office with his dad when he was a little kid, but he’s been an official employee for about two years. His responses are always typically Dylan-esque: clever, quirky, and understated. For example, his favorite item is, “Anything that goes out of stock, because it’s ‘good business’.”Geocaching Logo Marble-Earth SWAGDylan got the job when, “…one of the guys was moving to the main office, so one of the founders offered their first son as a sacrificial lamb, I mean, hard-working employee.” Phil is the Fulfillment/Customer Care Specialist and a ScorpioOf course, we saved the best for last: Phil! He’s the guy that makes showing up to work seem like a party. Funny, hardworking, engaged, and big hearted, Phil also plays drums for the Greenriver Thrillers with Gary. He’s worked at Geocaching for about five years and his favorite Geocaching Shop item is the Pelican Cache Containers – because they’re indestructible (just like Phil’s spiked hair). And yes – Phil wears his hair spiked every day – not just for blog post photo shoots. The color scheme is usually in support of Seattle’s NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks.A huge map adorns the wall while Mark and Phil collaborate with distributors and fill ordersAll the Shop Boyz pitch in to cover every area: logistics, customer service, ordering, receiving, creating kits, putting items on the website, writing item descriptions, figuring out the best items for the Geocaching Shop newsletters, etc. In addition, they all have input as a group on what items to carry, and work together to come up with the next great items for geocachers to use.Have you ordered anything from the Geocaching Shop? Tell us in the comments below! *If you are outside of the United States, please look up one of these great international retail partners for all your geocaching and SWAG needs.Share with your Friends:More Mark is the Fulfillment Lead and a TaurusKnown as a family man and all around nice guy, Mark is also the designer of the Build Your Own Ammo Can Brick Set. He got the idea while building bricks at home with his son. After collaborating with one of our amazing vendors, these have become a very successful item in the Geocaching online Shop.“Shipping and logistics are my specialty. I also pack and ship most of the international distributor orders and volunteer shipments that come through the door. There are many other components to my job, but these are my primary daily functions.” He’s been with Geocaching for close to eight years, and also knew Bryan Roth from a previous job. Side note: if you want a job at the Geocaching Shop, apparently knowing Bryan is a prerequisite. 🙂Mark’s masterpiece, “Phil and Gary with a Unicorn”At some point in time, a fun tradition began at the Geocaching Shop. Customers and other Geocaching employees would leave cartoon drawing requests in their order notes and Mark would animate those requests. Sometimes they’re good, other times not so good. But he tries his best to accommodate.last_img read more

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Why Collaboration, Knowledge And Vision Are The Keys To A Successful Directorial Career

first_imgFirst time directors are notorious for not understanding their role in the filmmaking process, and not being able to effectively manage a set. Throughout this article I am going to highlight a few key points that will help those of you that are just getting started as directors to get the most out of yourself and your team.As someone who enjoys nearly every facet of the filmmaking process, it is undeniably the art of directing that I enjoy most. It really wasn’t until I had made a few films though (and lots of mistakes along the way) that I truly understood what it meant to be a director. Like many inexperienced filmmakers at the time, I felt that directing was purely a creative responsibility. All I wanted to focus on were the elements of the process that were creative by nature, and I neglected to understand that many of the less creative elements of directing (and leading a team) were just as important, and had a just as much of an impact on the final product as anything else.If you’ve been struggling with directing your own work and ultimately haven’t achieved the results that you’ve been after – this post is for you. No matter how skilled you may be as a director, how great your eye might be for imagery, or how powerful your script is, you still need to follow these key points outlined below in order to get the most out of yourself and your team.Collaborate WiselyFilmmaking is a team sport, whether you like to think of it that way or not. You must understand that since filmmaking at it’s core is a collaborative medium, bringing on the right cast and crew (and actually letting them have a say in the creative process) is extremely important. First-time directors are known for having ego-problems, because they feel like they have something to prove on set, and as such are often very insecure. Unfortunately, this type of mentality will directly translate to a sub-par film, as no director (especially an inexperienced one) has all the answers.Wise directors, whether experienced or novice, surround themselves with talented cast and crew members that will help to elevate their own work, and provide insight and guidance throughout the process. Even the most experienced directors will often work with the same DP, producer, editor, etc. because they understand the importance of collaboration, trust, and respect. At the end of the day if someone on your set has a great idea that they share with you, and you turn it down simply because it wasn’t your own idea, you are truly doing yourself and your film an injustice.Know Every Facet Of The ProcessWhile you might have a preference for directing, you need to understand all of the major components of filmmaking (cinematography, sound, writing, etc.) inside an out in order to be a great director. In the early days of cinema a director was only responsible for working with their actors, but today the director’s role has expanded greatly. For this reason, in order to perform best as a director you must thoroughly understand the ins and outs of each department.Take cinematography for example. You might not aspire to be a cinematographer, but the more you know about different cameras, their settings, lenses, lighting set-ups, etc. the more informed your choices will be when it comes to making the right choices (with your DP) to execute the look you’re trying to achieve. It is not about micro-managing your crew so that you are doing their job, but rather giving them to direction that they need to keep their creative choices in line with yours.Follow Your VisionIf there is one piece of advice that I could provide to any up and coming director, it would be to always trust your gut and follow your vision. At the top of this article, I discussed the importance of surrounding yourself with a great team that will provide you with support, ideas, and resources throughout the filmmaking process. While this is a critical part of the process, it’s just as important to know when you should or shouldn’t take those ideas and integrate them into your film. Think of yourself as a filter that only allows ideas to come through when they are conducive to your vision. After all, collaboration is one thing, but a watered down idea is something very different.Ultimately if you are being pulled in many different directions with respect to creative choices, your film will suffer. If you ask three different producers for advice on a scene, you are going to get three different suggestions. They may all be great, or they may all be terrible – but it is your job as the director to hear them out and decide which of them (if any) is the best choice for your film.Don’t make the mistake of not listening to them in the first place, but also don’t make the mistake of listening to everyone and letting your vision get watered down. Try to find the right balance and be confident in your decision making abilities, and you will be well on your way to telling the best story possible.Treat Your Cast & Crew With RespectJust like any business, if you find a crew member or actor that you enjoy working with, chances are you’re going to want to work with them again. So when you’re on set be kind to those around you, give credit where credit is due, and nurture good and not-so-good ideas. Treat everyone with equal respect, no matter how big or small their role is on set. These small things are very important characteristics for great directors to have. All parties benefit from fostering great relationships but the ultimate beneficiary is the film itself. The biggest and best film sets that I have ever been on were also the most enjoyable environments to be working in.The crew members got along, the producers were approachable, and the general feel of the set was very positive. Conversely, the most amateur sets that I’ve ever been on have also been the most hostile. At the end of the day, if you are able to create an environment on set that is enjoyable for those around you, it will not only affect your relationships for future projects, but it will also directly affect the quality level of the project at hand.last_img read more

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Wenger refuses to criticise Mustafi blunder

first_imgLeague Cup Wenger refuses to criticise Mustafi after Aguero goal blunder Matthew Scott 05:34 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mustafi - cropped Getty Images League Cup Arsenal Premier League Manchester City Arsenal v Manchester City Arsène Wenger The German abandoned his defensive post, allowing Man City’s top scorer a clear run through at David Ospina Arsene Wenger refused to criticise Shkodran Mustafi’s role in Manchester City’s opening goal after Arsenal were thrashed 3-0 in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.City ultimately cruised to victory at the national stadium, with Vincent Kompany and David Silva scoring after the interval, but the first half was a different story.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wasted a good chance to open the scoring, and Aguero edged City ahead when he latched onto a long Claudio Bravo punt and lobbed David Ospina. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mustafi caught flak for his role in the goal, the German defender appealing for a foul to referee Craig Pawson rather than chase the striker, and former England defender Gary Neville lambasted “spineless” play from the Arsenal man.”He thought [so] yes,” Wenger said if Mustafi had reported a push.”I don’t know, I haven’t seen it again. From the outside, the push was not obvious. I don’t know, was he pushed or not but he thought [so]. He expected the free-kick, yes.”It’s difficult for me to go into individual criticism after the game like that.”You want to go home and analyse the game and individual criticism doesn’t matter too much, we have to focus on our next game.”3 – No manager has lost more League Cup finals than Arsene Wenger (2007, 2011 and 2018), level with Alex Ferguson (who also won the trophy four times). Hoodoo. pic.twitter.com/eg92R1Ifba— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 25, 2018That next game sees Arsenal welcome City to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, but Wenger does not expect familiarity to give him any favours.”It doesn’t help because they will be on a high and we have to recover from disappointment,” he said. “So, they have the advantage.”​last_img read more

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Vale Lucas Von Hoff

first_imgLucas was born just over 30 years ago in Toowoomba, Queensland, and was living in the United Kingdom. He was the driving force behind the development of referees throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Lucas was a great contributor to the sport in Scotland and Europe and had been named as an associate member of the FIT referee panel for the period post the 2011 World Cup up to and including the 2015 World Cup. Last July, Lucas was named the Male Referee of the Tournament at the 2010 European Championships. Lucas was a person that always strived for his personal best at all times, and at the same time, ensured that he worked for his mates to bring them with him. On behalf of the whole Touch Football community, Touch Football Australia offers Lucas’s family and friends our deepest condolences.last_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp hits out critics of Robertson: Way of the world

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp hits out critics of Robertson: Way of the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit out critics of Andrew Robertson.The German believes that if there is any criticism of his defender, then it is because of “the world out there” and not his quality.Klopp is adamant any abuse his defender has been forced to endure is totally misplaced: “The criticism has nothing to do with the expectation. It is to do with the world out there.“He has played well for weeks and months and then you take it for granted. If there is one game less than another, you start asking what has happened to Andy Robertson. Nothing.“It’s completely normal. The game before he was maybe the best player on the pitch.”Robertson has been criticised over the past week for his form with Scotland and in the Champions League. last_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Rocks A Cal Ripken Jersey At His Camp In Baltimore

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)The #JimHarbaughJerseyWatch satellite camp rolls through Baltimore today, and Harbaugh, a big time baseball fan, went with a pretty strong choice for his jersey today. The Michigan head coach is wearing a Cal Ripken Jr. jersey at today’s camp at Patterson Park.Jim Harbaugh goes with the Cal Ripken jersey at a satellite camp today in Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/GuBd95bDtd— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) June 6, 2016Yesterday, Harbaugh wore an Allen Iverson jersey near the legendary point guard’s hometown in Virginia, Hank Aaron’s jersey in Atlanta, and a Willie Taggart USF jersey during a South Florida camp with his former assistant. We’re pretty excited to see the other jerseys he breaks out on this camp tour.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:Predicting The Next 5 CFP Fields5 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Is Great For College FootballCollege Football’s 8 “Blue Bloods”last_img read more

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Standard Chartered Closes USD 16Bn Worth of Shipping Deals

first_imgzoom International banking group Standard Chartered has completed three shipping finance deals for clients in Asia and the Middle East valued in excess of USD 1.6 billion.In December 2016, Standard Chartered concluded a USD 684.5 million, up to 12-year non-recourse shipping finance facility for BW Gas JuJu LNG Limited, a joint venture partnership between BW Group and Marubeni. Standard Chartered, as facility coordinator, led a syndicate of nine international banks in this transaction, which will refinance existing credit facilities for eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers on long-term charters to Nigeria LNG.The bank also structured the USD 350 million senior secured Murabaha facility for National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) in November 2016. This facility will be used by Bahri to finance the construction and delivery of five very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which will be delivered in early 2018. As the exclusive carrier of Saudi Aramco’s crude oil sold on a delivered basis, Bahri will use these VLCCs to transport crude oil to the Americas, South Asia and Far East.The USD 572 million senior secured term loan facilities to subsidiaries of Reliance Group closed in October 2016 will finance six units of very large ethane gas carriers. These gas carriers transport ethane gas from the US to India.”These transactions highlight Standard Chartered’s strengths in advising and structuring optimal solutions for clients, its continued commitment to the shipping industry and in particular, further grounding its position in supporting Singapore’s stronghold as a maritime hub in the region amidst challenging conditions in the shipping and oil & gas markets,” the bank said in a statement.last_img read more

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COSCO Shipping Holdings to Bounce Back to Profit in Q1

first_imgzoom  COSCO Shipping Holdings, the container arm of China Cosco Shipping Group, said in a stock exchange filing that it expects to return to profit for the three months ended 31 March 2017 recuperating from the net loss reported in the same period of last year. The net profit is estimated to be approximately RMB 260 billion (USD 37.6 million) against a loss of RMB 4.48 billion with basic earnings per share of RMB-0.44 in the corresponding period of last year.The projection is attributed to the firmly recovering market that pushed up container freight rates and integration synergies of the company.“During the reporting period, the container shipping market mildly recovered, and the average China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI) was 825.3 points, representing an 11.7% increase from the same period of last year,” the company said.According to preliminary estimates, the company’s cargo volume increased by approximately 54% year-on-year.COSCO said that it has yet to finalize the quarterly results of the group for the Q1 of 2017.The container shipping company reported a loss of USD 1.4 billion for 2016 amid grave market situation and record low container shipping freight rates.As of December 31, 2016, COSCO’s own fleet consists of 312 container ships.last_img read more

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Seth Bearjar aims for a collegiate championship sweep with Ohio State pistol

OSU junior Seth Bearjar lines up a shot at the team’s shooting range in Converse Hall. Credit: Courtesy of OSUSeth Bearjar was 10 years old when he fired a BB gun that his father had given him for the first time. At that moment, he had no idea that it would spark what would one day become his passion. Jump ahead a decade, and Bearjar has now won multiple national titles with the Ohio State pistol team. The Buckeyes have been crowned champions at the Pistol Intercollegiate National Championships for the third straight year, giving them eight titles in program history. Bearjar, a junior, has been a member of the team throughout the current streak.  “I’m sure it is the same with all teams that have won more than one (championship). At a certain point it becomes expected to win,” Bearjar said. “However, it is still one of the most exciting feelings you will get.”Bearjar began shooting competitively with the pistol and rifle team at Patuxent High School in Lusby, Maryland, about an hour south of the United States Naval Academy. It was here that he picked up rifle, following in the footsteps of his older brother who also shot rifle for the team. He picked up pistol shooting his freshman year, as well, which he discovered he was much better at. Navy’s coach had wanted Bearjar to come shoot for them, but in his junior season, he decided that a military academy was not for him. Bearjar then began pursuing other options, and amid that search, he found OSU.“When I came and visited, I liked Ohio State,” Bearjar said. “I knew that the only way for me to continue shooting every day would be to be on a team, and Ohio State was the most supportive of having a team.” When he joined the team after arriving in Columbus, Bearjar said he experienced a bit of a transitional period moving from high school to college. “Coming here, there are some of the best shooters in the country,” Bearjar said. “I didn’t quite know how to respond. It was pretty intimidating at first.” Despite any expectations of first-year turbulence, Bearjar excelled during competition. The team won the national championship, and he earned second-team All-American honors in both free and air pistol.It was an important season for the team, as the seniors in their previous season were expected to win but fell short. In their final chance at a title, they did not disappoint. “When we won, it was crazy,” Bearjar said. “It was really exciting. It felt really good to know that I was part of the team that helped the seniors recover after their previous year.”Bearjar has now been on the team for three years, amassing a new championship at the end of each year. In that time, he has improved both as a shooter and a competitor. In his sophomore season, Bearjar earned first-team All-American honors in free pistol and was a second-team All-American in air pistol. This past season, he achieved honor roll mentions for air and free pistol. “He has become stronger physically,” said OSU coach Donna Knisley. “He has become very strong mentally, as well. He is probably one of my top mental shooters.”Looking forward to the coming season, Bearjar and his team have their sights aimed at another national title.“We really want to make it a fourth,” Bearjar said. “I think next year, as long as we win, and I think we have a really good chance, it will be one of the biggest celebrations. It will really be an achievement to win four years in a row.”Even after shooting competitively for over eight years now, Bearjar said there is definitely still room for improvement.“My personal goal is to make finals for all the events I shoot, but hopefully top three for air pistol,” he said. “It would be a nice way to end my shooting career.” read more

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