HELSINKI – (November 21, 2019) – The University of the Arts recently upgraded some of its audiovisual facilities to improve the student experience. Electro Waves, a local integrator, carried out the work which includes new Christie APS and the GS Series laser projectors in a number of lecture theaters and music performance halls.With its combination of disciplines including fine art, music and theater studies, the new university offers a unique education opportunity to students in Finland and overseas. And, with increasing numbers of students attracted to the university through its growing reputation, the in-house AV team were keen to add first-class projection to enhance the teaching and presentation facilities. Kai Tuovinen of Electro Waves organized a trial period to test which projectors would be suited to the university’s requirements.“In partnership with the in-house AV team we decided to put various projectors through their paces before we made our final choice. Christie came out on top overall and we were happy to settle on the one brand for the two separate requirements – classrooms and music performance areas,” said Tuovinen. “The APS Series are perfect for the teaching environment and the versatility and performance of the GS Series made it a natural fit for the performance areas.”The GS series have been installed in four of the main music theaters which are for acoustic and electric music, opera and organ music. “The projectors stood out for the almost silent operation, the uniformity of the image, flexible lens choices and the general cost-effectiveness for such a high-performing unit,” added Tuovinen.The GS Series is designed to deliver outstanding performance and reliability for the busy, high-use environments found in higher education. The Series takes 1DLP® to higher levels of brightness, image quality and color reproduction and with the onboard laser illumination eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, which is of particular importance on a university campus as it keeps maintenance and TCO low. The low-weight of the GS series made installing and mounting the units an easy task and the full suite of lenses (seven in total) have been extremely useful when staging student performances.The APS Series are installed in eight of the classrooms across the university campus. A value for money solution, the Series proves that low-cost doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. ““We chose the APS Series as it combines affordable 3LCD technology with the reliability, performance and operational life of laser illumination,” adds Kai Tuovinen. “It’s also lightweight and has a low-profile design and whisper-quiet operation which all adds up to the perfect affordable classroom projector.”The APS Series offers education customers amazing value without sacrificing quality. The two models in the series will provide up to 20,000 hours of reliable, virtually maintenance-free operation for an extremely low cost of ownership. The models are also backed by an unmatched five-year or 10,000-hour warranty (whichever occurs first).
It was another one of those nights in Columbus for the CBJ, and by those nights…I’m talking about the nights were fans pack into Nationwide Arena and chant “We want 10.”For the second time in a week, the CBJ had fans asking for ten goals. First against the NHL’s league leader Montreal Canadiens, only to be followed up by a Western Conference Finals contender.Although the fans wouldn’t get the 10 goals they were looking for, they would get something just as good…another bit of reassurance that the Jackets are for real. The Jackets took on the St. Louis Blues for the second and final time for the season Saturday night. This was the CBJ’s only matchup against the Blues at home. The Jackets couldn’t quit pull out a win in the first matchup, losing 2-1 in overtime in St. Louis earlier in the month. The Blue Jackets would rebound. Not only from the earlier loss in St. Louis, but also from a tough loss Friday in Boston. Columbus would go on to hand out a rather severe beating to the Blues, 8-4. Columbus got off to a quick start, when Sam Gagner scored the games opening goal 2:34 into the first period. From that point on, it was a CBJ goal party, and everybody was invited. The Blues would pull goalie Jake Allen after giving up four goals on only 12 shots. Gagner would account for 2 of those 4 along with one from Nick Foligno and one from Alexander Wennberg. Nick Foligno and Sam Gagner are now tied for the most goals on the team, at 6 each. The Blues would go on to turn to goalie Carter Hutton but the story remained the same…a goal frenzy. Hutton gave up three goals on 7 shots, to the CBJ go up 7-2 after two periods. The three goals scored on Hutton would come from Brandon Dubinsky, Markus Nutivaara, and Williams Karlsson. Just like the first crushing blowout, assists were coming from everywhere. Cam Atkinson would go on to lead the night with 4. Five other players would rack up two assists each, including Foligno, Saad, and Jenner. Despite the offensive performance from the CBJ, the Blues were able to cut the lead in half by scoring two goals in the third period.Rookie Zach Werenski continued his great start, scoring his fourth goal of the season in the third frame.All four of the Blues’ goals Saturday night were scored during a power play. That had both Head Coach John Tortorella and team captain Nick Foligno a little concerned. “We shot the puck and it went in the net” Tortorella said. “It’s not going to happen that way often. We need to understand how we’re playing, not what the score is, as far as the checking part of the game, as far as our sticks. A lot of little things in the game. We’re going to continue to work on that.” Foligno has similar things to say, “I still think we’ve got a lot to improve in our game. I didn’t like some of the decisions we made. It’s hard when you get up that fast. But I’m not taking anything away from the win, it was a big win at home”This sounds like something you want to hear out of a great team captain and head coach. Regardless of the big win, both men still want to fix things that will allow the team to only get better. It’s that type of leadership that allows teams evolve and constantly get better. Building a winning team is a challenging process, It takes the right combination of coaching and player development and we’re starting to see some of that process pay off in Columbus. The Blue Jackets will get two days off before going back to work Tuesday against Washington at home. Matt McCague Related Topics
Matt Loede CLEVELAND – The Indians had somewhat of a frustrating day at Progressive Field with a number of chances to top the rival Chicago White Sox and break their short three-game losing streak from the weekend, but seemed to always shoot themselves in the foot.Finally with the help of an old friend, they were able to get the job done in 10 innings, as Michael Brantley drove in the game-winning run with a double to left to score Francisco Lindor to give the Tribe the 2-1 win.The win puts them at 4-3 on the season, and bails them out after they had multiple chances to win the game earlier but a couple key double plays killed their chances.Here’s our three takeaways from an emotionally draining opener which saw the Tribe get their AL Championship Rings earlier in the day, and finally get out of dodge with a hard fought win. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsFrancisco LindorIndiansMichael Brantley Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.