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$HQGE news out! Industry Veterans added to Core Management Team >>

HQGE’s Big M Entertainment Pictures Adds Two More Industry Veterans to Its Core Management Team
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LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTC: HQGE) and its subsidiary Big M Entertainment Pictures announced today that two more industry veterans, Torin Lee and Lauren (L.C.) Cragg, have officially been added to the subsidiary’s management group, and along with previously announced members Dominque Appleby, David Atkins, and Angela Raglin, have now joined CEO Marvin Williams to comprise Big M Entertainment’s core leadership team.
Mr. Williams commented, “We are very pleased to announce the additions of Ms. Lee and Ms. Craig to Big M Entertainment’s executive team. Both of these outstanding professionals are already familiar with our company’s mission and direction and each brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that fit perfectly into our near and long-term plans and goals.”
Torin Lee, Executive VP Global Brand Communications, is a marketing, communications, brand development, and coaching professional with more than 25 years of consulting experience with a wide range of Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies, most recently ISG, What to Expect Inc., Enterprise, Cigna and Pfizer. Her areas of expertise include communications for film, technology, healthcare, and global corporate change initiatives, including mergers/acquisitions, diversity & inclusion and crisis management. Ms. Lee is recognized for her expertise in formulating organizational communications strategies, including worldwide consumer brand initiatives and campaigns, public relations, crisis communications, investor relations, outreach, partner relations programs, executive coaching, and change management. Ms. Lee currently oversees Big M Entertainment’s worldwide external and internal communications, community relations, corporate social responsibility programs, and publicity for films.
Ms. Lee has worked and/or lived in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Nepal, Japan, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently working on her PhD in Organizational Psychology. Her resume extends widely into additional volunteer and community support activities as well, including Oneida Health Foundation (board membefounder), Marlborough Arts Council, Born to Lead, Board of Finance (Town of Marlborough), Junior League, Washington Women in PR, Covenant to Care for Children, Radiance Magazine (Associate Editor) and the Holistic Chamber of Commerce.
Lauren (L.C.) Cragg, VP Development, Film & Television, is an award-winning writer who has written for stage, TV, and film and is highly regarded for her insightful ability to organize and communicate highly complex ideas and storylines. Ms. Cragg served as Development Producer and Executive Producer on BORN TO LEAD: JIM CALHOUN, a sports documentary about the former UCONN Men’s Basketball Coach (2015), and as Executive Producer for several cable TV shows, including a cooking show in partnership with Mohegan Sun resort/casino. She is currently the writer for The Runner Project (in production) as well as several other scripts in pre-production, including an upcoming suspense thriller for Big M Entertainment Pictures. She also has extensive experience in strategic planning and risk financing with numerous blue chip organizations, including Munich Re, The Brookings Institution, Bechtel Corp., Marsh, Inc., and TowersPerrin, which, coupled with her passionate and accomplished storytelling ability, affords her a unique ability to “make things happen” as a producer, from concept to page to finished feature film.
Ms. Cragg is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, (NYWIFT), serves on the board of Community Voice (public television CT), and is a co-Founder of the CT Association of Women Screenwriters. She has studied with Lew Hunter, (Professor & Chair Emeritus UCLA Screenwriting Department) and the late Gary Austin, (Founder of the Groundlings), and at the New School Film Program in New York City.
In conjunction with this announcement, HQGE CEO Daniel Gallardo Wagner commented, “Once again Mr. Williams has demonstrated his ability to bring together an outstanding group of professionals that we believe are ideally prepared to lead HQ Global Education and Big M Entertainment well into the future. These individuals are some of the best in their fields and have already actively engaged in Big M Entertainment’s current projects and future planning.”
ABOUT HQ GLOBAL EDUCATION AND BIG M ENTERTAINMENT PICTURES
HQ Global Education, Inc. is the parent company of Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in the heart of Los Angeles. The company was founded by Marvin Williams, who brings with him more than fifteen years’ experience working with music, film, and TV projects covering a wide range of budgets and scope. Headed by Mr. Williams and a seasoned team of Hollywood veterans, Big M Entertainment is able to draw on its broad and talented base of writers, producers, directors, editors and technicians to provide complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production. The company is also an industry pioneer in the fast-growing fields of online content and micro-budget film creation and is currently engaged in a number of projects being created specifically for concurrent or integrated release both in theaters and for home viewing or on personal devices.
For additional information visit https://hqgeinc.com, http://www.bigmentertainment.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Tm4HRgSgg, http://www.bigmentertainment.com/BIGM_HTS/index_agent.php
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Daniel Gallardo Wagner [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
https://hqgeinc.com/
Source: HQ Global Education, Inc.
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What's Happening in CT 12/20 - 12/22

Quick message - who would like to see me as a mod for this subreddit, that way I can always update/pin my newest posts to the subs.if any mods are reading this that would be great as the pinned post right now is almost 2 months old lol.

Friday, December 20th 2019:

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See a new movie like:
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What's Happening in CT 2/27 - 3/1

Thursday, February 27th, 2020:

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[Meet Report] USAPL Northeast Regional Championships - Norwich, CT (707.5kg @ 89.5kg | 452.952 Wilks - 35)

Background and Training
Meet Prep
For a taper, I just followed the RTS intermediate program. I had a week to spare, so I did the 9th week of the program, which included basically a mock-meet format Monday and Friday leading up to a week out. I hit a 575 squat, and 335 bench on the Friday, but had nothing in the tank and only (barely) hit a 625 deadlift, even though I Monday I'd smoked it. The week prior to the meet, I went in on Wednesday to the gym and worked up to 2x3 at 315 on the squat, and 225 on the bench.
I didn't have a handler.
The Lifts
Squat
Bench
Deadlift
Results
Final thoughts
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What's Happening in CT 12/13 - 12/15

Friday, December 13th 2019:

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019:

Miss America 2020, December 15 - 19 The competition follows 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts towards community service and education. The show will continue to highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence, and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. The Miss America Organization has ushered in a new era of progressiveness and inclusiveness, led by an all-female leadership team. Times vary, $75-$100 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

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How about a newly released movie! Check out these in a theater near you! Some in select theaters/times/dates/etc...
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[Meet Report] USAPL Northeast Regional Championships - Norwich, CT (707.5kg @ 89.5kg | 452.952 Wilks/683.60 IPF points - 35M)

Background and Training
Meet Prep
For a taper, I just followed the RTS intermediate program. I had a week to spare, so I did the 9th week of the program, which included basically a mock-meet format Monday and Friday leading up to a week out. I hit a 575 squat, and 335 bench on the Friday, but had nothing in the tank and only (barely) hit a 625 deadlift, even though I Monday I'd smoked it. The week prior to the meet, I went in on Wednesday to the gym and worked up to 2x3 at 315 on the squat, and 225 on the bench.
I didn't have a handler.
The Lifts
Squat
Bench
Deadlift
Results
Final thoughts
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Wilkes Barre Hotel near Mohegan Sun Casino

For whatever reason your travel plans have you in need of a hotel in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania – whether it’s business or pleasure or you’re just passing the area – the best place to stay for luxury at its finest along with affordable prices anyone would like is Fairfield Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre.

This luxury hotel in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania comes with free Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch, a generous free breakfast sure to satisfy the whole family or all your colleagues and pleasant property additions like a fitness center. It all adds up to the best accommodations you can get in the region.

I recommend it frequently to those seeking hotels near Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs. That facility is now usually referred to as Mohegan Sun Pocono and features thousands of slot machines, on-site racing and a lot more. It’s a gambler’s paradise and an attraction in its own right for anyone who enjoys experiencing and participating in the high life.

I also like to mention this property when people are seeking a Marriott hotel in Wilkes Barre PA. While there isn’t a Marriott branded hotel in the area, this Fairfield Inn is part of the Marriott family of brands and offers excellence at every turn, just as you would expect from this well-respected and longstanding hotel company.

My hope is that you will select the Fairfield Inn and Suites no matter why you’re traveling in Pennsylvania. When you arrive, you may just find it’s the best overall value you’ve ever experienced hotels – and it’s certainly the best value in the region.

Wilkes-Barre PA travelers deserve the best – luxury at an affordable price. Why not make the great decision to stay in affordable comfort where the smart travelers stay. My advice to stay at the Fairfield Inn will prove itself to you, so why not book now?
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Craps Strategy that is working for me.

TL;DR - I'm putting this at the top. If you have questions, you can read the extremely long post I wrote out, or you can ask in the comments.
Buy in for $500. Leave as soon as I hit $500 profit, or I lose the original $500 buy in.
$5 on the Don't Pass line. (Darkside Player)
If the point is...
6 or 8, I lay $60. Pays 5:6
5 or 9, I lay $75. Pays 2:3
4 or 10, I lay $100. Pays 1:2
For each of these bets, if a 7 is rolled, I win $50 from my odds bet, and $5 from my original DP bet for a total of $55. Notice I lay more money to win less. That's how the darkside works.
Never put any bets in the center of the table (Hardways, any craps, C&E, Horn bets). Never. They are the worst bets in the casino...not even just on the craps table. Also, no field bets. And no hedge bets. Hedging your bets is a losing proposition. You either don't win, or you lose a lot.
It's a grind. And I bet a lot of money to win a little, but the %'s are in my favor, and if you stick to this, and learn to throw the dice, you can win a little bit over a long amount of time. There are more bets I make as I go, but this is the basics, and I stick to this the entire time.
In the last 4 sessions I've played, I am up about $2450... however lifetime in craps I'm still very much in the red.
Warning... Long read. Sorry, I got on a couple of tangents. I hope it helps someone out there though!
I've been playing craps on and off for over 10 years. Never seriously, and never fully understanding the rules, the pay outs, the odds, etc. I also flopped back and forth in the betting strategies I used... and mostly because I just tried to copy what someone else was doing - and usually I'd end up with horrible results.
Recently I started researching and reading a lot more about the game. Specifically the odds and payouts. When you understand the odds of the dice, the payouts, and the difference between place bets, and odds bets, you get a MUCH better understanding of the game and what bets are the best to make in the house, and why.
To be clear, if you only play the "best bets" on the table, two things will happen.
1 - You will be very bored.
2 - You still lose money in the long run. That's just the nature of the game. That's why casinos are still in business.
The only way to have a chance at beating the casino, is to learn how to control the dice, and to only make bets that lower the house edge (i.e. placing/laying max odds). The first step is learning what bets to make, for how much, and why.
As far as controlling the dice/setting the dice... there are a handful of people who claim to be expert dice shooters, and claim to make a living doing it. There have been a couple of books written and there are videos on youtube you can watch, and there are "dice control" classes you can take which will cost you thousands of dollars. Most people think this is impossible. And they wouldn't be crazy to think this. The table is designed with those small pyramid shaped rubber backings so that when the dice hit the wall (which they have to, or you get yelled at by the dealers), the dice randomly bounce in multiple directions, completely negating your special "dice setting". The more the dice bounce, the more it becomes randomized. And the casino wants random rolls... its how they win. The casino also doesn't care if you "set the dice" or think you're a controlled shooter, because they don't think it's possible, and they have billions of dollars in winnings to show that craps is a losing proposition for players. So as long as you don't take more than 10 seconds to set the dice before each throw, they won't care.
I happen to think controlling/setting the dice does make a difference. I also think it takes a LOT of practice in how you set the dice, how you hold the dice, how you release the dice, how the dice bounce on the table, then hit the back wall. Its just like anything physical... the more you do it, the better you get at it. But you have to pay close attention to detail, and try to be precise on every throw. And even if you are... you are still only at a SLIGHT advantage to win. I'm not going to go into anymore detail on this. If you want to discuss it, we can.
Craps is not a game you're going to win a lot of money at in a short amount of time. The swings are tremendous. You can go from $500 to $5,000 to $0 in a matter of minutes. The key is consistency, and bankroll management.
I have kept track of all of my gambling winnings/losings since I was in college. I've been a poker player for longer than I can remember, so keeping track was always important to me. When it comes to craps, I am an overall loser. I am very much in the red. This is over about a decade of playing craps in casinos from Vegas to Mohegan Sun and everything in between. However, since last October, I have been on a winning streak. I'm still very negative, but I've been slowly getting closer to even. And it has to do with 2 things... the bets I'm making, and how I set/throw the dice.
Here's what I do.
I always try to find $5 tables. $10 if I can't find any 5's, but nothing higher than that. My bankroll just can't support it. My buy in is $500.
I always stand either immediately to the left or to the right of the stickman. This is the best spot on the table for consistent throwing of the dice. If I can't stand in those spots... I don't play.
As soon as I hit $500, I leave the table. No questions. Doesn't matter if I've been standing there for 10 minutes. My goal is to win $500. By doing this, I limit the crazy swings that will inevitably happen. I didn't do this twice. One time I won $1300, the other time I lost it all back and only won $120. See what I mean? Swings. They suck. When you hit your goal... LEAVE! Also... if I lose my $500 buy in... I'm done. no going to the ATM. I don't even bring my ATM cards or extra cash with me. If I can't do it with $500, it's not happening. This helps limit how much I can lose per session. I learned that the hard way in Vegas last year. Kept chasing my losses, and ended up losing almost $3k in a couple of sessions.
Ok, strategy. I am a "Darkside" player. I play the Don'ts. People at the table hate me. The dealers think its hilarious, and they like me cause I tip. And cause I know the rules and how to bet. It makes their jobs easier.
My first bet is $5 on the Don't Pass line. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, I lose. If he/she rolls a 2 or 3 I win, if he rolls a 12 I push. This is the worst bet I'll make because I'm at an EXTREME disadvantage here. However, it's just $5, and I'm happy to lose this bet. Why? Because when a point is rolled, I now have the best advantage possible. The don't pass odds are the best bet on the craps table. Even better than the pass odds. Here is where I make my money. Important to understand when laying odds on the darkside... is you have to put more money on the table to win less. I'll explain below.
For each example, we will assume the max odds are 10X (cause that's what they are at the casinos I play at now). The higher the max odds, the less advantage the house has over you. If you go to a table and see 2X odds... RUN! the least you should be doing are 3X4X5X odds. If you find a table with 100X odds... well, I hope you have the bankroll for it.
If the point is...
6 or 8, I lay $60. Pays 5:6 (notice... opposite of what the pass line pays. You pay more to win less).
5 or 9, I lay $75. Pays 2:3
4 or 10, I lay $100. Pays 1:2
For each of these bets, if a 7 is rolled, I win $50 from my odds bet, and $5 from my original DP bet for a total of $55. Max odds are calculated by the most money you can WIN. So 10X a $5 bet is $50. That's the most I can win on my odds bet. So in order to win $50, I can lay whatever amount pays out $50. For a 6 or 8, it pays 2:3, so I can lay $60 to win $50. For 5 or 9 it's 2:3, so I can lay $75, and for 4 or 10, its 1:2, so I can lay $100.
To be honest, I really only lay max odds when a 4 or 10 is the point when other people are shooting. Even though they roll random, I still like to be the one in control when I'm putting my money out there. Plus, usually when I've been playing the DP for a little while, people get pissed and leave, and I have the table to myself. When I roll, I play max odds on every point number.
I set the dice a very particular way for come out rolls, and for whatever the point number is. As the session goes, I take note of what numbers I tend to throw. I usually have patterns. Two nights ago, I was throwing a TON of 5's and 9's... so I stayed away from 5 and 9 Don't Come bets.
As I start to build up my winnings, I'll begin placing a $5 bet in the Don't Come bar. The best part of this bet, is that unlike the Come bet, you don't have to put the bet up on the number. So if I roll a 6, my Don't Come bet doesn't have to go on the 6. I just tell the dealer NO ACTION, and it can either stay in the Don't Come box, or I can take the bet down entirely. This is actually a good thing for the house because they don't want you laying odds on the don't come bets... because it's a good bet. So they gladly let you take it down.
For me, like I said, I try to notice trends in how I'm throwing that night. Two nights ago, I didn't throw a single 10 when the point was established. So I started laying money on the 10... or if the point was a 10, I would put a $5 don't come bet, hope to hit a 4, then hit a 7. If that happens, I win 2 or 3 bets. The beauty of the Don't Come bets, is that you only lose one bet at a time... so it makes it much harder to go broke all at once. You often see when a point gets established, people throw out 100's of dollars into the box numbers... and then the shooter 7's out. You lose ALL those bets in one roll of the dice. If I have a don't come bet with max odds on the 4, the 10, and my DP bet with max odds on the DP line... There is no way I can lose all 3 bets in one roll of the dice. The shooter would have to hit a 4, a 10, and then the point without 7'ing out for me to lose all the bets. That just doesn't happen all that often. So even though you're betting more money to win less, your money stays on the table longer.
I never make any bets in the middle of the table. Never. no hard ways, no fire bets, no C&E, no craps bets, and no horn bets. Ever. SOMETIMES I will play the field, even though it's not a good bet. But sometimes you get bored by just doing the DP bet. But I limit it to 2 losses. If I lose twice in a row, I stop making the bet.
When other people are shooting, I give each shooter 2 chances to 7 out. If they keep hitting the point, I stop betting against them and wait for the next shooter.
I'm happy to discuss any of this if you want to.
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What's Happening in CT - 5/4-5/6

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ROAV Viva - more observations

I reviewed Roav Viva 12 days ago here . As I don't own a car, I drive only sporadically (I use Zipcar - so, like most people when I come out of the supermarke I think "where did I park?" but my second thought is "what did I park?") and I don't drive every day so I've only used Viva 3 times since then.
Shortly after the review I drove to Costco and took Viva with me. I was again driving the Subaru Impreza. As I know the route, I didn't ask for any directions. I had her play music on the way there, and read to me from a Kindle book on the way home. Both were again flawless. I'm finding that the process of installing Viva is much easier than [competitor's product] that I used before, I just plug it in and hook my phone up to Bluetooth and I'm done, now that I did the one minute or so of initial setup and don't have to do that again.
Failure hits
A few days ago I had a road trip (vacation), I was driving 120 miles or so to southeastern Connecticut (around the Mohegan Sun casino area) with my boyfriend, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to show it to him. This was a total failure. The car this time was a new Ford Focus. I started the car (here in the Boston area), hooked my phone to Bluetooth, and plugged in Viva. I thought this would be good because the socket is much more open and closer to the driver than in the Subaru. I heard her say something like "Viva is ready for smart driving." Okay. Good. "Alexa, play my playlist, classical stuff." Nothing. "Alexa, read my book." Nothing. "Alexa, what time is it?" Nothing. 3 days of nothing. She didn't answer. When I pressed the attention button, most of the time she didn't respond. Sometimes her light would spin a moment, then flash red (and the app would show disconnected), then switch back to blue spinning, then switch back to solid blue (and the app would show connected), then no response. Once or twice, when I said "Alexa," I got an answering "pling", and on screen the app said "listening," and I'd say "what time is it?" to see if it worked, it'd look like it was thinking, I'd get a pling, and no response. Then it would be dead again. I kept trying for 3 days, no luck.
Today I got back from my trip. I wondered if the problem was the location I went to, but no luck once I got home either. I wondered if their online service was down. During my 3 days I made phone calls from the car, I played music from Amazon music from the car, and I even talked to Alexa on the Amazon Music app, so I don't think the microphone was bad or that I had no connection.
I turned in that rental car, went home and took a nap. Then I had to go to the pharmacy, so I took Viva with me.
I later thought to look in the Alexa app and she doesn't show anything from the car for that time. Nothing at all.
More success
For my trip to the pharmacy I had the Subaru again. Same installation procedure. Instantly, it worked again. Perfect. Flawless. I had her read my Kindle book to me as I drove. Wonderful. Exactly what I had wished for for 3 days.
I have two conclusions from all of this:
  1. Roav Viva doesn't like the new Ford Focus, and
  2. Once you have Alexa in the car with you, you get really used to having Alexa in the car with you very quickly.
I will try not to get that particular Zipcar again. I will try a different Ford Focus sometime to see if the behavior is different.
(Anker support, if you're reading this, I would be happy to supply details if you want to debug this in any way, with the understanding that I don't own the car so I can't get you much further detail about it. Send me a private message if you want to know more. I took a few screenshots but they won't tell you much, and I have one short video but it's well described above.)
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My success story, and the importance of patience and persistence

I wanted to share this story with you guys because I often see posts on here where young people ask if audio engineering is a viable career choice. As we all know, audio engineering is one of those fields that everybody and their mother wants to do, but the job market is extremely narrow compared to the amount of people who go to school for it and try to get into it. I've seen so many people get discouraged very quickly and easily, and dismiss this field as not realistic and they move onto something else. Well I just hit a major milestone in my career (at 33 years old) and it had nothing to do with luck and everything to do with me and my choices alone.
First of all I went to a four year music school and majored in music production and technology. A lot of people say that a degree is meaningless in this industry but I personally disagree. Am I still swimming in a sea of debt? Yes, but I don't care. I wouldn't trade in my experiences at school for the world. It shaped who I am today. Also that little piece of paper does matter to potential employees. At the end of the day it's about your skill level and work ethic, but if a studio is receiving stacks and stacks of resumes (which they do) they will never contact everyone. So the ones with a little degree attached do stand out over the others. Of course the rest is up to you.
When I got out of college I started interning at a few different recording studios in Connecticut (where I grew up). I was a good boy and kept my mouth shut for the most part and got people their coffee. Eventually I got friendly with the chief engineer and over time I was allowed to run some sessions there. Not nearly enough to make a living though. Then I got a job doing live sound and general stagehand stuff at the Mohegan Sun Casino. There would have been great job security there and I could have made a whole career out of that but there wasn't all that much room to do anything great and really make a name for myself. At this point I was in my mid twenties and having a so-called "quarter life crisis" and I decided to drop everything like that, pack my car, and move to Los Angeles. I had one friend out there.. that was it. I knew nothing of the industry out there. I just thought maybe I could look into sound for TV and film. I did not go to school for film though and knew absolutely nothing about the process. So I get to LA and start by living on my friends couch for 4 months. During those 4 months I put together a resume and sent it EVERYWHERE I possibly could. Email, regular mail, and walking directly into facilities. I put an insane amount of work into finding something and was getting nothing. I was starting to get worried I made a bad choice but I kept on keeping on as they say. Finally when I was about to run out of money I stumble upon a craigslist ad (not randomly stumble by luck, but because I was combing through those fucking ads day in day out like my life depended on it). I see an ad "post-production facility for major network TV shows seeks 'audio scheduler'." I looked up the place and I find that they do full post production sound services (editorial, ADR, Foley, and final mix) for several popular TV shows. I went for the interview and at first they told me that the position probably wasn't for me because they knew I wanted to be doing sound and they really needed somebody long term for that position. It was a very demanding administrative position and they needed somebody who would learn that job and stick around for a while. I said "That's totally fine by me, I'm just happy to be in LA and have a job working in the entertainment industry." So I took this desk job and I ended up doing it for 4 years. The job was a fucking nightmare. But I stuck with it because prior to this job I didn't know the first thing about TV post production. So during these four years I got very friendly with all the guys and girls in the sound department. I sat in on sessions when I could, I hung out with them after hours, and soaked in every little piece of information I could. I absolutely hated my job but I loved the facility and the people around me. The only problem was that nothing was changing. Everybody in the audio department had their job locked in and nobody was moving around. But I maintained my plan. As soon as somebody leaves or something changes I'm running to my boss and saying I don't wanna do this scheduling stuff anymore! Well because I stuck with it for so long, that exact scenario happened. One of our mixers got a better gig at a bigger studio, so another guy who worked in the machine room moved into a mixing chair, and that machine room position opened up. Over those four years in scheduling I always performed my job extremely well and did everything with a big smile on my face, even during the most stressful times. Because of that my boss loved me and he wanted to see me happy and succeed. So at that point it was a very easy transition. He was able to get me into the union (motion picture editors guild) and little did I know before that point, editors guild pay rates are very pretty to say the least.
It is now 4 years later (I'm on my 8th year at this facility), and I have made myself useful in just about every possible way. I can edit, I can record ADR / Foley, I can cover engineer, do laybacks, deliverables, anything they need. Up until 2 weeks ago I was doing just about everything except for that elusive mixers chair which has been my ultimate goal. One of the shows we do all the post sound for is Grey's Anatomy. The producer, who is our client, just fired one of the mixers off of the show for reasons I won't go into. So they were stuck needing a new sound FX mixer and fast. Well my boss convinced the client to give me a shot. She (the producer) was reluctant because I don't have any mixing credits yet and they are a major network show. But she was out of options so they let me mix the effects for 2 episodes. After we were done mixing the second episode I received the news that she was thrilled with me and I got the job. This was YESTERDAY! The episode I mixed last week aired two nights ago and I got to listen to my mix over the air and see my name in the ending credits on national TV for the first time. I will be mixing the rest of the season (17 more episodes) and most likely the rest of the series, however many seasons it keeps getting picked up for. It's been on for 10 years and it's still going strong! My mixing partner, who mixes the dialog and music, is somebody who has done a ton of shows and movies and knows almost everybody in this whole town. This is a door to a potentially major career here.
So to circle back, about 8 years ago I was the kid having a crisis and wondering if I did something very stupid by getting myself into massive debt for a career field that is "not realistic." The moral of my story is if you fucking LOVE doing this stuff then keep doing it. Do everything you are asked to do with a giant smile on your face. NEVER complain about anything. What you'll find out in the real world is that many people are very negative and complain constantly. I am the one who is always happy no matter what happens or what goes wrong. That personality trait has made me stand out over others and has helped me advance my career. Do everything with a smile and in addition to being persistent, be patient. Since I've moved up in the ladder we've had some younger twenty-somethings come in and out of our facility. A lot of them leave quickly because "nothing is happening" for them. They want instant gratification. I try to give them advice but most of them won't listen. Do what you love, love what you do, and don't stress if success seems like some distant unattainable thing. Focus on what you can do today and the rest will unfold over time.
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ROAV Viva - more observations

I reviewed Roav Viva 12 days ago here . As I don't own a car, I drive only sporadically (I use Zipcar - so, like most people when I come out of the supermarke I think "where did I park?" but my second thought is "what did I park?") so I've only used Viva 3 times since then.
Shortly after the review I drove to Costco and took Viva with me. I was again driving the Subaru Impreza. As I know the route, I didn't ask for any directions. I had her play music on the way there, and read to me from a Kindle book on the way home. Both were again flawless. I'm finding that the process of installing Viva is much easier than [competitor's product] that I used before, I just plug it in and hook my phone up to Bluetooth and I'm done, now that I did the one minute or so of initial setup and don't have to do that again.
Failure hits
A few days ago I had a road trip (vacation), I was driving 120 miles or so to southeastern Connecticut (around the Mohegan Sun casino area) with my boyfriend, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to show it to him. This was a total failure. The car this time was a new Ford Focus. I started the car (here in the Boston area), hooked my phone to Bluetooth, and plugged in Viva. I thought this would be good because the socket is much more open and closer to the driver than in the Subaru. I heard her say something like "Viva is ready for smart driving." Okay. Good. "Alexa, play my playlist, classical stuff." Nothing. "Alexa, read my book." Nothing. "Alexa, what time is it?" Nothing. 3 days of nothing. She didn't answer. When I pressed the attention button, most of the time she didn't respond. Sometimes her light would spin a moment, then flash red (and the app would show disconnected), then switch back to blue spinning, then switch back to solid blue (and the app would show connected), then no response. Once or twice, when I said "Alexa," I got an answering "pling", and on screen the app said "listening," and I'd say "what time is it?" to see if it worked, it'd look like it was thinking, I'd get a pling, and no response. Then it would be dead again. I kept trying for 3 days, no luck.
Today I got back from my trip. I wondered if the problem was the location I went to, but no luck once I got home either. I wondered if their online service was down. During my 3 days I made phone calls from the car, I played music from Amazon music from the car, and I even talked to Alexa on the Amazon Music app, so I don't think the microphone was bad or that I had no connection.
I turned in that rental car, went home and took a nap. Then I had to go to the pharmacy, so I took Viva with me.
More success
For my trip to the pharmacy I had the Subaru again. Same installation procedure. Instantly, it worked again. Perfect. Flawless. I had her read my Kindle book to me as I drove. Wonderful. Exactly what I had wished for for 3 days.
I have two conclusions from all of this:
  1. Roav Viva doesn't like the new Ford Focus, and
  2. Once you have Alexa in the car with you, you get really used to having Alexa in the car with you very quickly.
I will try not to get that particular Zipcar again. I will try a different Ford Focus sometime.
(Anker support, if you're reading this, I would be happy to supply details if you want to debug this in any way, with the understanding that I don't own the car so I can't get you much further detail about it. Send me a private message if you want to know more. I took a few screenshots but they won't tell you much, and I have one short video but it's well described above. I haven't checked the Alexa app yet to see if she heard anything.)
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Wynn Resorts outshines rivals in Boston casino race

East Coast casinos in the United States are struggling and those in Atlantic City are trying to stay afloat. This is why, the competition between Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun was particularly surprising, as the two companies try to win a casino license for the Boston area. Apparently, there are lucrative opportunities for those willing to invest a lot of money here and the race took quite a while, but in the end it was Wynn Resorts that presented the more compelling arguments. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was the one to make the decision and apparently they favored Wynn resorts by three votes to one. As a result, they will build a casino worth $1.6 billion north of Boston and the winners plan on starting the new project right away. It wasn't very easy for the gambling commission to reach a conclusion as both parties made a strong point, but with only three licenses up for grabs, they had to do their best. Wynn representatives only have to perform a formality, more precisely to accept the license, something that will happen this week. Mohegan Sun did their best to prevent their rivals from getting away with the trophy but they fell short and they need to look for investment opportunities elsewhere. The Massachusetts gaming commission made it crystal clear that the winners will have to meet certain requirements, before opening their casinos. The top priority is to create as many jobs as possible, with Suffolk Downs racetrack employees being the ones that should benefit from these programs. The reason for why they were consulted is that the casino for which they had been working is going to shut its doors shortly. The local authorities are hoping that by awarding Wynn Resorts this license, they will boost the local economy, by creating new jobs and direct more money to state coffers.Mohegan Sun had a tempting proposition as well, as they were willing to invest in excess of $1 billion and not surprisingly, they were very disappointed. The CEO said that their project was the best for the flagship casino and that the commission made a mistake by awarding the license to the competitors. Having said this, there is nothing more to do or say on this matter and both parties need to accept the new reality and try to make the most of it. Internet gambling is a threat for all land-based casinos and the East Coast states have been particularly willing to hear the arguments of online operators. Deuce Club Casino is yet to establish a beachhead here, but with their operations around the world being increasingly successful, tapping into the immense potential of the US market is the next logical step. As brick-and-mortar casinos struggle to attract customers, many of them migrate over the Internet and once proper legislation is in place, this migration will only accelerate.
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My thoughts on the start of Boxcino 2015 and predictions. What does /r/boxing think

Banner Promotion’s Boxcino 2015 jr. middleweight tournament kicked off in a major way last Friday on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, live from Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. I’m favorably biased towards the Boxcino Tournament format because I feel it exemplifies the best of boxing. It makes it so the best are fighting the best, taking promotional issues squarely out of the picture. It also keeps fighters on an active schedule, turning around and fighting every couple of months. The other great part of the format is keeping the fights to 6 rounds; this ensures each fighter comes out to fight right out of the gate. There isn’t a ton of time to feel an opponent out, and a fighter’s confidence has to be at an all-time high to excel in this format. As we saw on Friday the action started right away.
The two fights which bookended the broadcast were the most entertaining, these fights being Stanyslav Skorokhod vs Michael Moore (the opening bout) and Brandon Adams vs Alex Perez (the main event). This was my introduction to Stanyslav Skorokhod, and he made quite an introduction. I had noticed a couple of things during his ring entrance which lead me to believe he’d be a force to be reckoned with. The first thing I noticed was the Ukrainian flag draped upon his shoulders, this lead me to believe he probably has solid amateur fundamentals. The second thing I noticed were the t-shirts his team was wearing, they were all in Wild Card West t-shirts. This was another good sign in my book. I had high hopes for him going into the opening round.
Skorokhod took a very technical approach to the opening round, he did produce offence but he wasn’t as active as he would become in later rounds, this is because he wasn’t doing as much physical work in round 1, as he was doing mental work. His mind was soaking up information about Michael Moore like a sponge for the first 3 minutes. Skorokhod employed a lot of feints in order to learn how Moore would react to his punches; this gave him a great advantage as the fight wore on. I was very impressed with Skorokhod’s ring generalship for someone with a single digit number of pro fights under his belt. In the 4th round Skorokhod was able to floor Moore with a right hand. In the slow motion replay of the punch, you can see how Skorokhod was able to expertly time and place the punch directly around the guard of Moore and onto his chin. Overall I’m very impressed with Skorokhod and expect to see him in the finals later this year.
The other very exciting fight was Brandon Adams vs Alex Perez in the main event. Brandon Adams is just an all-around great person, and he’s developing into a very good boxer. You’ll remember Adams from last year’s Boxcino tournament, where he made it to the finals, but dropped a decision loss to Willie Monroe Jr. His fight with Perez was entertaining, but for the wrong reasons as a Brandon Adams fan. There was a bit of back and forth where Perez was landing shots that Adams should have been defending better against. There were stretches were Adams would drop his hands, couple that with limited head movement, and in those moments Perez was at his best. All in all Adams pulled out the victory and I’m very happy for him. I really hope he tightens up his defense as the tournament moves forward.
The next round of Boxcino tournament will feature Stanislav Skorokhod vs John Thompson IV and Vito Gasparyan vs Brandon Adams on April 3rd 2015. This is boxing and anything could happen, but my prediction is we’ll see Skorokhod vs Adams in the finals, in what has the makings of a fantastic fight and another great season of Boxcino.
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Plains Township woman accused of lying about rape by state trooper

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 51%. (I'm a bot)
PLAINS TWP. - A Plains Township woman who is accused of lying about a state trooper raping her will answer to the charges next week.
Christine A. Cromer, 37, was charged with two counts of making false reports to law enforcement after she said she was raped by Trooper Robert Covington in a State Police cruiser.
In May 2017, Cromer claimed she and Covington had engaged in a sexual relationship, having had intercourse in August 2016 in a cruiser at the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino, where Cromer was working as a cocktail waitress.
Cromer claimed that Covington provided her with a phone to communicate directly with her, but could not provide a phone number for either that phone or for Covington.
Covington denies having any sort of intimate relationship with Cromer, saying she was never inside his vehicle.
On June 28, 2017, Cromer attempted to identify the trooper who raped her to a Luzerne County detective, but instead identified another trooper wearing makeup.
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