Shipp gets righted

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. – Josh Shipp wasn’t just in a shooting slump. He had earned the distinction of being one of the worst shooting wings in the Pacific-10 Conference. Yet, as he stood outside UCLA’s locker room flashing his ever-present smile while minimizing the importance Saturday’s long-overdue breakout game, he said he always maintained confidence with his shooting. Just think how high Shipp’s confidence is now, after he made 10 of 14 shots and tied a career-high with 24 points to lead No. 5 UCLA to an easy 81-66 defeat of defensively inept 19th-ranked Arizona in front of 14,611 fans at McKale Center. UCLA (23-3, 12-2 Pac-10) stretched its lead to a game over idle Washington State, while the Wildcats (17-9, 8-7) suffered through their second- worst home loss in coach Lute Olson’s 24 seasons. In the process, the Bruins strengthened their position for a No. 1 seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament and showed how dangerous they can be when a third scorer surfaces. “It’s about time, and it’s perfect timing,” UCLA guard Arron Afflalo said. “If a guy is going to go through his mental struggles, I’m glad he went through (them) at that portion of the season. Now, it’s the most important time, when you want your better players to come along.” Bruins point guard Darren Collison scored 17 points and had a career-high 15 assists, one off Earl Watson’s school record. Afflalo added 15 points, but it was Shipp’s performance that solicited all the smiles. He came in shooting 15.8 percent from 3-point range in league play and was two for his past 19. In his past seven games, Shipp was shooting 38.3 percent (18 of 47) from the field and averaging 8.8 points, well off the 14.1 points he was averaging before the slump. “Numbers lie sometimes. You can’t always go by the numbers, because they don’t always tell the whole story,” Shipp said. “I know I can shoot the ball, so I kept shooting. I’m not going to lie, it felt good. I’m going to keep shooting, though.” center_img With Afflalo dogged by foul trouble and an errant touch, Collison needed a scoring partner. Shipp obliged. He found his groove with a 3-pointer that gave UCLA a 28-23 lead 7:08 before the half, and he remained in the flow. Shipp scored seven of UCLA’s nine points as the Bruins stretched a 38-36 lead to 47-40 early in the second half, and his jumper from the left with 4:43 to play gave UCLA a 68-59 lead. “Josh Shipp had a tremendous game,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I think this is going to be a turning point for Josh Shipp, getting back on track the way he was playing earlier this year. I’m telling you that right now. He played with great poise and confidence.” Marcus Williams and Mustafa Shakur each scored 17points for Arizona, but the offensive end is not why the Wildcats are mired in the middle of the Pac-10 and wearing the tag of enigma. UCLA, which never trailed, obliterated Arizona’s lackadaisical 2-3zone by getting wide open 3-pointers – the Bruins were 13 of 28 from beyond the arc – getting alley-oop dunks on the backside and corralling every loose ball. In fact, Arizona’s defense was so porous, uninspired and inactive it committed just threefouls in the first 37 minutes, 50 seconds. “It’s got to hurt you; it’s got to be like someone stuck a knife in you when someone scores,” Olson said of Arizona’s defense. “We don’t have that, and I’m sure that’s our fault as coaches. It’s not that we don’t know what we are doing, it’s that we are having a difficult time getting some key guys to play defense like their life depends on it.” Olson experienced his first weekend sweep in Pac-10 play since his first season with the Wildcats. The loss came threeweeks after Olson suffered his worst home loss at Arizona, a 92-64 thrashing by No. 4 North Carolina. “When talking to our team, I said that (UCLA’s defense) is an example of what needs to be done,” Olson said. “That’s the kind of effort that it takes. If someone scores a bucket off of you, it should hurt, and it doesn’t hurt right now (for some guys). That’s the biggest problem we have.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

26 Essential Title Design Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro

first_imgWant to kick your title design into overdrive? Here are 26 must-know keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro.You can always tell an experienced editor from a novice by how much they use the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts save you a few seconds here or there, but over the course of a project those seconds can add up to minutes, hours, or even days. Ironically one of the areas where I see editors using the mouse the most is in title design. Don’t fall into this trap. Save time and your sanity with these 26 title design keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro.1. New TitleWhat it Does: Creates a new title in your project.   PC  Alt+Down   Mac  Up   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C 13. Increase Text Size by One PointWhat it Does: Increases size of the text by one point. (Bonus) New Title Based on Current TitleWhat it Does: Creates a new title based on your current title.In order to preform this keyboard shortcut, you’ll need to adjust a setting in your keyboard shortcut preferences, which can be found by navigating to File>Keyboard Shortcuts. Johnny Elwyn wrote a post here on PremiumBeat about using this common keyboard shortcut. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to make your title editing even faster.   PC  Alt+Right   Mac  Opt+Shift+Left 25. Insert Copyright SymbolWhat it Does: Creates a copyright symbol.   Mac  Opt+Shift+Right   Mac  Cmd+U 3. ItalicWhat it Does: Italicize any selected text.   PC  Left   Mac  Opt+Right   Mac  Opt+Left   PC  Alt+Up   PC  Alt+Left   PC  Alt+Shift+Right 20. Nudge Left Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text left five points.   Mac  Opt+Cmd+Right   Mac  Opt+Shift+Down   PC  Shift+Down   Mac  Shift+Down   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+Right 9. Increase Leading by One UnitWhat it Does: Increases spaces between lines by one unit.   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right   Mac  Opt+Down 2. BoldWhat it Does: Bolds any selected text.   Mac  Opt+Shift+Up   PC  Alt+Shift+Down   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+C 8. Decrease Kerning by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Decreases spacing between letters by five units. 15. Decrease Text Size by One PointWhat it Does: Decreases text size by one point.   Mac  Shift+Up 23. Nudge Right One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text right one point. 12. Decrease Leading by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Decreases spaces between lines by five units.   PC  Up   PC  Ctrl+B   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Right   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R 16. Decrease Text Size by Five PointsWhat it Does: Decreases text size by five points. 5. Increase Kerning by One UnitWhat it Does: Increases spacing between letters by one unit.center_img   Mac  Cmd+B 10. Increase Leading by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Increases spaces between lines by five units.   PC  Ctrl+T   Mac  Cmd+T   Mac  Opt+Up   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left   Mac  Down 19. Nudge Left One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text left one point. 18. Nudge Down Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text down five points.   PC  Down 4. UnderlineWhat it Does: Underlines any selected text. 22. Nudge Up Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text up five points. 24. Nudge Right Five PointsWhat it Does: Moves your text right five points.   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+Left   Mac  Opt+Shift+Cmd+R   PC  Shift+Left   Mac  Left   PC  Alt+Shift+Left 21. Nudge Up One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text up one point.   PC  Ctrl+I   PC  Ctrl+U 26. Insert Registered SymbolWhat it Does: Creates a registered symbol.   PC  Ctrl+Alt+Left   PC  Shift+Up   PC  Alt+Shift+Up 7. Decrease Kerning by One UnitWhat it Does: Decreases spacing between letters by one unit. 11. Decrease Leading by One UnitWhat it Does: Decreases spaces between lines by one unit.   Mac  Right   Mac  Shift+Right   PC  Right   Mac  Shift+Left   Mac  Cmd+Shift+T   Mac  Opt+Cmd+Left 6. Increase Kerning by Five UnitsWhat it Does: Increases spacing between letters by five units. 14. Increase Text Size by Five PointsWhat it Does: Increases text size by five points.   Mac  Cmd+I   PC  Shift+Right 17. Nudge Down One PointWhat it Does: Moves your text down one point.   PC  Ctrl+Shift+T Know of any other great title design keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro? Please share them in the comments below.last_img read more

Elton John AIDS Foundation Applauds California Governor Jerry Brown For Signing SB

first_imgElton John and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 239 into law.This landmark piece of legislation reforms laws that unfairly criminalized people living with HIV and therefore made at-risk individuals less willing to be tested for HIV and receive lifesaving treatment that also prevents the further spread of the disease. The new legislation also serves as a model for other states to likewise revise their unjust laws regarding people living with HIV/AIDS.The Foundation is especially proud of the bill’s co-sponsors, including EJAF grantees Equality California Institute, Lambda Legal, and Positive Women’s Network USA, as well as APLA Health, Black AIDS Institute, and ACLU, and all of the organizations supporting the coalition Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform.“This coalition educated lawmakers, LGBT communities, progressive allies, and the public about the need to change punitive California state laws regarding people living with HIV,” said EJAF Executive Director Scott Campbell. “We are committed to working with other organizations across the U.S. to continue educating about the need to modernize state and local laws that unjustly penalize people living with HIV/AIDS.”Most laws criminalizing HIV-positive people were passed in the 1980s when there was still limited medical knowledge about HIV, no effective treatments, and tremendous fear surrounding the disease and people perceived to be infected or at risk. Stigmatizing people living with the disease quickly became politically expedient. Since that time, our understanding of the disease has greatly advanced, effective treatments not only extensively improve and prolong the lives of people living with HIV, but also nearly eliminate the possibility of transmitting the disease when used correctly. In addition, HIV-negative people have access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a one-pill-per-day medication that prevents HIV infection. It is past time that federal, state, and local laws were modernized to reflect today’s scientific realities.last_img read more