DCTR in the house

first_imgDCTR (previously known as Doctor Photo) is launching DCVR – a new virtual reality service, that will be a step-change in the way new-build properties are marketed online. Following recent investment and team expansion, DCTR believe their new CGI service will radically change the way both new build properties and estate agent brands are presented online.Unlike traditional VR tours that rely on a physical property to be scanned and recreated as 360-degree hotspots, DCVR enables users to walk freely through a CGI model created from plans. Users can change materials, play music, watch videos, open Matterport tours and more, all within their virtual tour.As well as property walkthroughs, Tom Durrant, Director, believes their other DCVR products will open up the way agents do business, build relationships and tell stories about their brand online. “Whilst our DCVR walkthrough is a great solution to selling a house that’s not been built, we can also create a Virtual Show Home and a Virtual Estate Agent Office too. So if you want your virtual marketing suite to be in a boat for your coastal development, or your office to be a castle, it’s all possible! With DCVR the only limit is your imagination!“We can integrate communication features like Whatsapp, contact forms or Facebook Messenger but the real gamechanger is video call integration. This enables customers, agents and suppliers to meet in their own virtual office, show home or property as an avatar. When chatting, users can walk around freely and interact with the space…The video call feature makes Zoom look like a dinosaur.”Why not see DCTR’s presentation in The Negotiator’s office? Click herewww.dctr.co.uk video call integration virtual reality service Virtual Show Home Virtual Estate Agent Office Tom Durrant Dctr CGI VR November 17, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » DCTR in the house previous nextProptechDCTR in the houseThe Negotiator17th November 2020049 Viewslast_img read more

Video: US Navy’s 13th LCS hits water for first time

first_img Authorities Video: US Navy’s 13th LCS hits water for first time Back to overview,Home naval-today Video: US Navy’s 13th LCS hits water for first time September 19, 2016 USS Wichita, the U.S. Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship was launched during a September 17 ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette.Lockheed Martin, the company leading the industry team that builds the Freedom variant of LCS ships has shared a video of LCS 13 hitting the water moments after being christened.Ship sponsor, Kate Lehrer, christened the future USS Wichita, in Navy tradition by breaking a champagne bottle across the ship’s bow just prior to the launch.LCS 13 will undergo additional outfitting and testing at Fincantieri Marinette Marine before the ship’s anticipated delivery next year.“The christening and launch of LCS 13 marks an important step in her journey towards joining the fleet,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems. “The Freedom-variant LCS plays a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s maritime security strategy, and we are committed to getting LCS 13 and her highly capable sister ships into combatant commanders’ hands as quickly as possible.”The Lockheed Martin-led industry team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant, with six ships under construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine and three more in long-lead material procurement. View post tag: LCS View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Wichita Share this articlelast_img read more

Widespread Panic Welcomes Sturgill Simpson, Honors Col. Bruce At Trondossa [Photo/Video]

first_imgWidespread Panic retook their throne onstage for Trondossa Festival’s maiden voyage on Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th,  at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston, South Carolina. Widespread Panic headlined both Saturday and Sunday nights of Trondossa along with other performances by Grammy-winner Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Big Something, Moon Taxi, and Hiss Golden Messenger. Taking place just over a year following the tragic passing of Colonel Bruce Hampton, Widespread Panic also found time to honor the legendary mentor and philosopher.Widespread Panic’s Cinco De Mayo Saturday show kicked off with a saucy “Ribs N Whiskey”.  The hungry audience—with feet still muddy from Suwannee—scarfed down the introductory guitar notes. John Bell laid into the lyrics, and JoJo Hermann encompassed the rhythm section with a suave performance on keys. The White Wizard, Jimmy Herring, took a succinctly sweet guitar solo, and Dave Schools bent his bass strings to a whole new level of funkiness. After a short pause, the band delved into “Wondering” from their album Everyday. John Bell’s voice resounded powerfully, and Duane Trucks, Sunny Ortiz, and Dave Schools kept the rhythms methodically and melodically rolling along.Another short pause followed before the opening guitar licks of The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature” resonated through the air. JB, JoJo, and Schools whipped up a mean vocal stew through the song pairings’ many tempo changes, and Jimmy annihilated a casual and raw solo. The song winded down for another brief pause before Sunny and Duane disrupted the silence with the percussive introduction to “Proving Ground” from the band’s self-titled second album. The acoustic onslaught whipped the crowd into a frenzy with Herring, Trucks, and Sunny leading the charge but with JoJo finishing the madness with a flourish of keys.The band segued into a ridiculously energetic performance of “Impossible” with an absolutely shreddin’ guitar piece that broke down into a masterful display of musicianship with a thumpin’ bass line and rhythm section before building back into a chaotic frenzy of momentum.  JoJo switched between his pristine, crystalline piano and sustaining synthesized organ sounds throughout the jam. The musical frenzy of “Impossible”—yet another from Light Fuse, Get Away—regressed back into “Proving Ground” to complete a delicious musical sandwich.“Bust It Big” was led in by JoJo Hermann on keys, but it didn’t take long for the rest of the guys to join into the heavy, rockin’ jam from Night of Joy. During this lengthy thirteen-minute jam, Sunny walloped his kit, JoJo pulsated synthesized rhythms while belting out the lyrics, Herring manipulated the electrostatic atmosphere with lightning solos, Schools pummeled his bass’s fretboard, and Trucks pounded the crap out of his drums, especially during the lyrics “Beware of the man who builds monuments to himself”. Herring conducted his solos in a business-as-usual fashion, with onlookers star-struck by the casual intensity of his performance.For the first time this year, Widespread Panic performed a mellow rendition of “Jack” from Ain’t Life Grand.  School’s bassline bounced between JB’s expertly sung lyrics, which carved out a tale of mythological proportions. The Wizard, true to the nature of the song’s lyrics, captivated with one last solo before collecting the audience’s melted faces and brains off the floor with a wink of the eye and a wave of his hand—just in time for the band to dive into the rugged musical amalgamation known to most as simply “All Time Low”.This jam from Til’ The Medicine Takes characterized the common feelings of incompetence and worthlessness, as JB posited the question: “Who knows who is both your best friend and brother when everyone’s deserted you?” At the bottom, there is only one way left to go: Up—and Herring and JoJo took this jam soaring through the clouds while Schools, Trucks, and Sunny tried in vain to keep it grounded. The band took a half-hour break, allowing the audience time to wrap their heads around what just transpired and prepare for the upcoming set.A bass-heavy introduction to “Bear’s Gone Fishin’” continued to implement songs from the Til’ the Medicine Takes album.  JB captivated with his vocal control, power, and range. Herring dominated the middle section of the jam on to the end with a nasty whirlwind of a guitar solo before allowing Schools the musical space to incorporate his two-cents. JoJo intervened, and the jam stabilized for long enough until they smoothly segued into the slick and vigorous jam, “Tie Your Shoes”.Dave Schools led the charge and the song’s jam transcended all musical comprehension and only through multiple re-listenings were even the basic foundations understood by the mere human brain. As most audience members stood mouth-wide, aghast, and transfixed, Schools pumped his bass interwoven with JoJo and Herring’s brilliant playing. Trucks incorporated some neat drum triads to add to the exceptional performance. The music progressed directly into “Rock”, during which John Bell fascinated with his grumbling growl and Schools lent his hearty vocal talents to the swampy blend. The drummers had a field day thrashing their kits up until the end of the song when the band finally took a breather after over 30 minutes of straight, musical carnage to open the second set.“Pickin’ Up the Pieces” slowed the tempo down. Schools stood out with his fierce bass playing, fitting an absurd number of notes into the mellow spaces between Trucks’ snares punctuations, while John Bell crooned slowly and patiently. After another slight pause, the band kicked into a raunchy rendition of George Clinton and P-Funk’s “Red Hot Mama” within the pleasant verses of a soaring “Surprise Valley”. The boys held nothing back with extended jams on both tunes and doing mud justice to a bawdy and sexy version of “Red Hot Mama”. When the jam descended into the depths of “Red Hot Mama”, the crowd became ravenous and the band fed off the energy.  Schools was in the zone throughout the song and held court over the proceedings on stage. John Bell rapped a “Tall Boy” verse into the tail end of the jams and included some charismatic wails with Schools assisting vocally.The percussionists then thwomped their kits in a short but spirited percussive duet while the other bandmates remained on stage. Trucks ended the dual drum duel with a few last smacks on his snare before transitioning into Tom Petty’s “Honey Bee” from 1994’s Wildflowers. The boys introduced this song into rotation for Ladies’ Night during their Halloween run last year in Vegas, but the song has reemerged twice more since: during the New Year’s Eve show in Atlanta and, most recently, during the scorcher in Birmingham.Due to a strict curfew, the band transitioned right into the encore without leaving the stage, offering a rowdy version of “Imitation Leather Shoes” from Don’t Tell the Band. They kept the conflagration scorching with a condensed and heavy rendition of the song based on Kafka’s short story “Metamorphosis”.  Schools, JoJo, and JB all contributed to the vocals led by JB, and fireworks were ignited behind the stage to end an outstanding first night of music.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Riverfront Park | North Charleston, SC | 5/5/2018Set 1: Ribs and Whiskey,  Wondering, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature,  Proving Ground > Impossible > Proving Ground > Bust It Big > Jack, All Time LowSet 2: Bears Gone Fishing >, Tie Your Shoes >, Rock, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, Surprise Valley > Red Hot Mama* > Surprise Valley > Drums > Honey Bee > Imitation Leather Shoes* w/ ‘Tall Boy’ rap | -Everyone remained on stage for ‘Drums’ | -Fireworks during the ILS closer | -ILS encore played without break due to hard curfewTrondossa’s second night was arranged in the same way as the first, with two condensed sets with no encores. To begin the night, Widespread Panic executed “Porch Song” with a slow tempo for the first time since LOCKN’ 2014. With the slower tempo, the vocals led by John Bell and backed up by JoJo Hermann played a more prominent role. To follow, the boys brushed off the Mexican sand, for the second-ever live version of “Sundown Betty”, which was debuted at Panic en la Playa this year. John Bell mystified with his sensual, immaculate, and ghostly vocals, and the band performed an inverted introduction to the song this time around.The boys got extra swampy with a cover of their fellow Georgian brethren’s song “Henry Parsons Died” by Bloodkin. The introduction had an extra-percussive assault from Sunny to lead the music into the depths of this whiskey-indulgent jam, and Jimmy Herring redefined warp speed with his fingers as he wove a spellbinding quilt out of lightning bolts. Dave Schools bent his strings to announce the incoming instrumental jam, “Machine”. Schools led the way but had Herring on his tail throughout, before Trucks and Sunny led into an impeccable segue for “Barstools and Dreamers”. John Bell continued his vocal dominance with support from the entire unit.“Barstools and Dreamers”[Video: peter sanger]After a small pause, John Bell introduced the next song as a “Talking Heads moment,” and without further ado, the band dove into “City of Dreams,” which hasn’t been performed since last year’s Halloween run at Park Theater in Las Vegas. John Bell vocalized the slow, lyrics with passion, and the crowd reacted uproariously when he sung “Southern U.S.A.”  The band accomplished this cover in a heartwarming manner that was very appropriate for a Sunday show.“City Of Dreams”[Video: peter sanger]In true Panic tradition, the band then invited recent Grammy winner Sturgill Simpson on stage for a boisterous rendition of J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High.” JoJo nailed the lead vocals, and Sturgill did a damn good job keeping up with Herring and JoJo, and the jam featured an outstanding guitar confrontation between Sturgill and the Wizard. JoJo, as is tradition, remained omnipresent throughout the jam, both vocally and with his keyboard prowess.To finish the first set, Sturgill remained on stage with Widespread Panic to cover The Beatles’ “Come Together” for the second time in 823 shows, with the most recent time played in Washington D.C. on March 15th this year. Both, John Bell and Sturgill traded vocals, though there was tremendous backup support from JoJo, Schools, and the rowdy audience. To end the first set, John Bell thanked Sturgill for coming out and gave a hasty “Be right back!” before the band disappeared from the stage.“Come Together” with Sturgill Simpson Upon returning and following a quick tune-up, the Widespread Panic boys began a passionate version of “Pleas”, the opening track from Everyday. Jimmy Herring obliterated a nasty solo before any words were even sung, and by the time, John Bell belted out the first verse, the other musicians had been jamming for almost three minutes.To provoke the already-ferocious crowd, the boys segued into the classic rocker “Chilly Water”, the opening cut from the band’s debut album Space Wrangler. The song possesses deep themes of private vs. public domain by relaying the story of a thirsty cowboy desperate for a drink of water from a rancher’s well. The intensity of this song, as well as the song’s content, culminated in a water fight with the dehydrated audience members forsaking their thirst—much like the character described in the song—for the noble sacrifice of having a little fun and emptying any and all nearby water containers into the air.Mellowing it out for the parched audience, them Panics performed a sentimental version of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Genesis”, which they only bust out seldomly, with the last being at Panic en la Playa in Mexico. John Bell sang the words in his country sweet style, and JoJo implanted a pure piano sound amidst the rhythm section’s locomotive drive. However, once John Bell admitted that “He never looked away!”, Jimmy Herring commandeered the song and didn’t relinquish the reins until its end with some stylish flourishes supplemented by JoJo.Keeping the tone mellow, Dave Schools led the band onward with his bouncing bass for a honeyed rendition of “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” from Widespread Panic’s self-titled second album. JoJo echoed John Bell’s lead and also played several furious piano sections and punctual flourishes that gave the song its saccharine tone. JoJo’s keys continued to introduce the original staple “Tall Boy” from Bombs & Butterflies. John Bell took lead vocals, but once again, JoJo and JB sang together on several of the choral refrains as well as some of the verses. Jimmy Herring made up for sitting the last song out with a couple blistering guitar parts and had the last licks.“Walkin’ (For Your Love)”[Video: peter sanger]With Jimmy Herring’s guitar still reverberating, Schools tested the structural integrity of his bass guitar with the hearty opening notes of the crowd-favorite cover of Winston Riley’s reggae tune “Arleen”. John Bell spun a wickedly dogged tale of losing his electricity and not being able to watch his favorite T.V. shows—“No Star Trek or Barney!” (no Andy)—so, as a result, was forced to look out his window all day at the neighborhood girls. With Schools walloping the bass, Bell admitted that “He can’t stand it!” and the rest of the band chimed in with a resounding “No!” while Trucks punctuating each line with his cymbal. Jimmy Herring crushed a sizzling solo before JB continued his vocal raps.There was a legendary call-and-response section between JoJo and Herring as the rhythm section continues their pulsing beats. John Bell murmured halfway incoherently before Herring, Schools, and JoJo all had one last word in this epic super jam. Eventually, the musicians left the percussionists on stage to host a battle of wits on their drum kits, and most of the audience scampered for the bathrooms, but the dedicated few remained to dance their best moves to the primitive rhythms in the expanded personal space.After nearly ten minutes, the band returned onstage to perform their original tune “Airplane” from Ain’t Life Grand.  As per usual with this song, Jimmy Herring blasted off to another dimension, which is most appropriate, as the next song paid tribute to Colonel Bruce Hampton who frequently said that “Space is the place.” The band performed “Trondossa”, the festival’s namesake, which was recorded on Aquarium Rescue Unit’s album Mirrors of Embarrassment.  John Bell, as he did on New Year’s Eve at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, transformed into Col. Bruce, metaphysically and spiritually embodying the Colonel to deliver the remarkable reverie of his vocal performance. To embody such a uniquely odd personality as Colonel Bruce’s seemed an impossibility, but John Bell aced the one-of-a-kind style with grace and displayed nothing but professionalism and class. Herring whizzed a few dazzling riffs casually between the vocal lines, JoJo tinkered seamless spirals on his piano, and Sunny concluded the jam with his linger percussions.To end the second night, Widespread Panic concluded the festival with “Conrad”. The boys spent every last drop of gasoline to fuel the fire that has been burning for the last two days, and the fervent energy level was epitomized by every musician on stage. The drummers and Dave Schools mollywhopped their punctual tempos, and John Bell dissected the life of an evolving caterpillar with vocal supremacy. The last minute was over-the-top, as the band gave the crowd their money’s worth with the end of “Conrad” alone featuring drum rolls, electrical wizard tricks, and pounding bass notes. Fireworks bedazzled the sky with tumultuous bangs and beautiful streaking colors to accompany the lingering echoes and vivid memories of another unbelievable musical run from one of the greatest bands in business: Widespread Panic.The band will perform next at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 22nd through 24th.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Riverfront Park | North Charleston, SC | 5/6/2018Set 1: Porch Song, Sundown Betty, Henry Parsons Died, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, City of Dreams, Ride Me High* > Come Together**Set 2: Pleas > Chilly Water, Genesis, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Tall Boy, Arleen > Drums > Airplane > Trondossa^ > ConradNotes: * w/ Sturgill Simpson on guitar | ** w/ Sturgill Simpson on guitar and vocals | ^ LTP Hampton 70 (Miss You Col Bruce) FTP as full bandCheck out the full gallery from Saturday’s Trondossa experience below, courtesy of photographer Carol Spagnuola.Trondossa Music Festival | Riverfront Park | North Charleston, SC | 5/5/2018 | Photos: Carol Spagnuola Photo: Carol Spagnuola Photo: Carol Spagnuola Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Eric Devendorf’s scoring outburst this summer on full display in Boeheim’s Army loss to Overseas Elite

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ BALTIMORE — Every day this summer, Eric Devendorf slides into the Carmelo K. Anthony Center around 10 a.m. He works with Syracuse basketball’s newest additions, both in the weight room and on the court. For Devendorf, it’s a chance to mold Jim Boeheim’s incoming freshmen, helping turn them from stand-out high schoolers into college athletes at an ACC power.The former Syracuse guard (2005-09) also gets his own time in the gym. Devendorf doesn’t leave until around 7 p.m., after he lifts and shoots. In the summer months, he uses the time as a way to keep fresh the skills that made him a standout at perennial powerhouse Oak Hill (Virginia) Academy and freshman starter at Syracuse. Throughout Boeheim’s Army’s run in the The Basketball Tournament over the past few weeks, he was the first to arrive at workouts in the Melo Center.“That’s my home, man,” Devendorf said.The 6-foot-3 guard went undrafted in 2009 before several years playing professionally overseas. He hasn’t played competitively in over a year, yet he shined Tuesday night in The Basketball Tournament’s Final Four on a court of almost all active pros. Across 27 minutes, Devendorf finished with a game-high 24 points.He commanded the floor via quick-burst drives, injecting life in a stagnated BA offense. He shot 8-of-12 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in No. 3 Boeheim’s Army’s 81-77 loss to two-time defending champion and No. 1 seed Overseas Elite. While the loss drops BA to 9-3 over three summers in TBT, Devendorf stated with a drive-first mentality that he can still play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve got my competitive juices flowing from this tournament,” Devendorf said. “I might go and play again professionally somewhere. I need the right situation and the right price.”Daily Orange File PhotoFor now, the father of two is comfortable on the staff at SU as an assistant strength coach. He has fulfilled his late father’s wish. The G-League isn’t an option. “Six figures, overseas,” he said.Like that of his teammates, Devendorf’s goal was to have fun with Boeheim’s Army. This was Devendorf’s third go with BA. Another dream was to make some money, as the winner of TBT is awarded a $2 million grand prize.With that now out of the picture and a year on the SU staff under his belt, Devendorf won’t rule out another stint overseas. He starred Tuesday night at Coppin State University against Overseas Elite, which is 18-0, on national television, no less. That exposure may put him back on a pro roster. He said if the right team calls with an offer, he will at least give it a hard look.Devendorf scored the SU’s alumni team’s first bucket, sparking an early 6-1 run. Fellow guard Brandon Triche smiled at him after the backcourt duo led a two-on-one game in transition. Devendorf, his typical stoic self, hustled back to his spot atop the 2-3 zone.“The toughest player we’ve got,” said Triche, who finished with 12 points and six assists. “He has the knack to score, jump shoot, get to the basket. Scoring is easy for him.”In the first four games of the tournament, Devendorf ran some point. He anchored the defense as vocal leader and trash-talker. During some spurts, he stretched the floor as a 3-point threat.He found plenty of other ways to score. Pinned in the corner in front of the Overseas Elite bench, Devendorf faked right and drove hard baseline with his left, going up against two bigs and drawing a foul. Then he made an acrobatic right-handed layup across the lane, absorbing contact and begging for an and-one call that he didn’t get. With 4:40 remaining, he drove down the lane, paused in midair and dropped a floater to make it a four-point game.“That’s what I do: I get to the basket,” Devendorf said. “I find my angles, little crevices in the defense. That’s what I’ve done my whole career. It’s special.”Devendorf, 30, entered the Final Four averaging 18 points per game, tops on Boeheim’s Army. Twenty-four points against one of the top teams in TBT cemented him as BA’s best player, even though he’s the oldest on the team.For two hours on Tuesday night, he reminded onlookers of the talent he still possesses. Most of all, he reminded himself. Comments Published on August 2, 2017 at 2:08 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Erickson: Don’t act surprised by success on ice

first_imgIt was like the perfect sport-themed movie where the classic underdog triumphs in the end and dominates its bigger, more intimidating opponent.Before you get your proverbial undies in a bunch, don’t worry, I’m not talking about football.The unranked Wisconsin men’s hockey team swept then-No. 5 North Dakota at the Kohl Center last weekend. While they didn’t outshoot the Fighting Sioux either night – 27-26 Friday, 42-15 Saturday – the Badgers made the shots that counted, winning with five goals each night, 5-3 and 5-4 respectively.I told you they were good.We could sit here and talk endlessly about how Wisconsin is a young team and needs to mature and find be consistent – which they do – but head coach Mike Eaves even admitted at his Monday press conference that UW didn’t even play cleanly or as nice as he would have wanted last weekend.Clearly, there’s still something more to this team. But for this team so early in the season, the best thing is to keep acting like they have a lot to learn and to prove.Wisconsin went into last weekend knowing it would have a tough matchup with North Dakota. Sure, they were excited and pumped up about the match, but it’s not the easiest thing to face the Fighting Sioux. Also, add to the fact that the weekend before they lost two overtime games in Houghton, Mich., to Michigan Tech.If the Badgers want to keep shocking fans and competitors alike, they need to continue playing with an underdog mentality. They can’t let those big wins get to their heads – that’s where mistakes are really made.The underdog mentality is the best way for the Badgers to succeed. No matter what they’ll be forced to fight through some sort of adversity every game, so what better way to handle it than to just expect it?For example, look at the 2010 Green Bay Packers.The Pack essentially played six playoff games on their road to the Super Bowl. After the Chicago Bears clinched the division, the Packers were grasping at a potential wild-card spot. Luckily for them, things went their way and after destroying the New York Giants and grinding it out with the Bears at home, the Packers found themselves seeded No. 6 in the playoffs.It was not an easy road. Green Bay faced three teams it had previously seen that season, two of which it lost to in the regular season. But the Packers won when it counted and rode the underdog mentality all the way to the Super Bowl.Lo and behold, they won.Last week before the UND series, many of the UW skaters noted how they simply didn’t know any differently from the adversity they had faced in the first two weeks of the season.Through the first four games, Wisconsin was 1-3 largely thanks to three overtime games where it wasn’t able to net the golden goal first.The Badgers became used to the constant roller coaster that defined their first four games. Wisconsin had yet to get a taste of a dominating win.A few days later the young, inexperienced team swept North Dakota and started to make a name for itself.But Eaves isn’t trying to let the Badgers get ahead of themselves.“The fact is that we found a way to win two games,” Eaves said in Monday press conference. “The level of play which we had over the weekend was a step for us, but we’re still such a young team that we’ve got to [keep] making these little steps to improve and play more consistently, the way we want to play, in order for us to be considered an upper echelon team, working our way to be a championship team.”Eaves is trying to maintain this idea that his skaters are still the underdogs. They still have plenty to work on and fight for.It’s still very early in the season, with plenty of hockey left to go and plenty of room for improvement.While the sweep will certainly help Wisconsin work harder and attempt to become a stronger squad – as winning often does – it has also shown other teams around the league Wisconsin’s full potential.Still they can’t get over confident. Wisconsin host Nebraska-Omaha this weekend and while it’s no North Dakota or Minnesota Duluth, the Mavericks are still no one to simply look past or consider an easy win. While big wins can help make a team work harder it can also give any team a certain ego, an ego that makes said team overconfident.Thankfully for the Badgers, Eaves believes they still don’t know any better.Their best way to survive and keep winning is to keep acting as if they are the long shot, dark horse team – or in Eaves’ words, stay na?ve.“I also think it’s just being young and just keep playing, being na?ve.” Eaves said Monday. “Because of their youth, they’re excited to get on the ice every time.”They’ve got the talent to succeed, now it’s just a matter of keeping the same mentality – the same underdog feel – to their team to keep them focused and continually working to become better, more consistent and a dark horse to be wary of.Kelly is a junior majoring in journalism. Think the Badgers will have similar success over the Mavericks? Let her know at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @kellyerickson4last_img read more

Esports Insider and ESL UK announce ESI Birmingham

first_imgIn partnership with ESL UK, Intel, PwC, and NEC Group we are delighted to announce ESI Birmingham; a new esports business symposium.The event will take place on Thursday 24th May (9:00 AM through to the evening) in The Foundry at Arena Birmingham, the day before the quarter-finals of ESL One Birmingham begin, with more details to be announced.Attendees will be able to attend networking events before, during, and after the main conference programme. Attendees of ESI Birmingham will also get Special Guest passes to the already sold out ESL One Dota 2 Major, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the arena.ESI Birmingham follows hot on the heels of our Esports Insider Super Forum, held in March at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, which was focused on the crossover of sports and esports. It’s the latest in a expanding programme of our events, which includes the upcoming ESI London (18-20th September), which will see two full days of exhibition, workshops, debates, parties and more. First things first though, Birmingham. The symposium will feature four panels and an opening keynote by James Dean, UK Managing Director at ESL and Mark Broom, UK Client Computing Marketing Manager at Intel. The opening keynote, “Together as One”, will look at explaining the ins and outs of the Intel and ESL partnership, where it’s going and how instrumental it has been in shaping current UK esports. The second keynote session will be delivered by PwC, one of the largest professional services firms globally with a network that spans across 158 countries. Based on their experiences with a range of industry sectors, they will be providing their perspective on the esports industry with representatives from the UK, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden.During the panels, industry experts will address some of the other most important elements in the business of esports. Sessions will cover the opportunity with esports in the UK, the esports demographic, a focus on the importance of community and more.Confirmed speakers to date include Dr Florian Block, Research Fellow at Digital Creativity Labs, University of York, Ben Woodward, Co-Founder of Code Red Esports, Jurre Pannekeet, Head of Esports at Newzoo, Kirsty Endfield, Founder and Director of Swipe Right PR, Dan Matson, Director at AMP Global Media, Mathew Kemp, Senior Product Manager at Jagex Ltd, and some of the finest talent from both Intel and PwC.James Dean, ESL UK“ESI Birmingham is a fantastic addition to the ESL One Birmingham lineup,” said James Dean, UK Managing Director at ESL. “ESL One Birmingham is the first Dota 2 Major and ESL One event to be held in the UK, and proof that the UK esports scene is continuing to grow in importance and influence worldwide. We have a huge audience of young, tech-savvy esports fans, and ESI Birmingham showcases the many opportunities available for UK businesses to reach them. Whatever your background, this is the time to experience the full potential of the esports industry.”Sam Cooke, Managing Director at Esports Insider, added: “We’ve been hosting esports business focused events for some time now and witnessed the growing appetite to understand more about the industry. The UK is the 5th largest gaming market and 2nd largest media market in the world, the sold-out ESL One Birmingham event is a fine demonstration of the vast potential for esports and businesses in the UK.”“We’ve been keen to work more closely with ESL UK for some time, and with ESL One Birmingham, the fastest selling Dota 2 Major, this seemed the perfect opportunity!”More details of ESI Birmingham are to be announced very soon.To register, visit this page. For more information, you can head here.For ticket or sponsorship enquiries, please contact: [email protected] or ESI’s Head of Commercial [email protected]last_img read more