LW Larsen Photo http://lwlarsenphoto.com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 06:53:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/lw-larsen-photo-icon-150x150.png LW Larsen Photo http://lwlarsenphoto.com/ 32 32 Elon Musk is probably Twitter’s only option as buyout funding dries up https://lwlarsenphoto.com/elon-musk-is-probably-twitters-only-option-as-buyout-funding-dries-up/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:45:00 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/elon-musk-is-probably-twitters-only-option-as-buyout-funding-dries-up/

Twitter’s deal to sell itself for $44 billion to Elon Musk looks shaky – but the deal could be the struggling social network’s only selling option as buyout funding dries up amid soaring rates interest and falling stock prices of tech companies, sources told The Post.

Private equity giant Thoma Bravo — a tech-focused firm that had previously been in talks with Musk about a possible joint Twitter bid — isn’t preparing a competing bid in case the Twitter takeover of $44 billion by Musk would be over, sources familiar with the situation mentioned.

As The Post reports, in early April, Orlando Bravo’s company had expressed an interest in buying Twitter and then later partnering with Musk on its Twitter offering.

But that was several weeks ago, and the market for leveraged financing for mega-buyouts has since seized up, insiders said. As such, it would be nearly impossible for Thoma Bravo — or any other private equity firm, for that matter — to raise the junior funding needed to complete a leveraged buyout of Twitter, according to a loan source.

A spokesperson for Thoma Bravo declined to comment.

Analysts have speculated that Elon Musk is either trying to pull out of the deal altogether or cut the price.
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Twitter told its employees this week that it was not interested in renegotiating the $54.20 per share buyout deal from Musk, who earlier this week raised questions about whether Twitter had correctly disclosed the percentage of bot accounts on the social network, sources said.

Analysts have speculated that Musk is either trying to pull out of the deal altogether or cut the price. As reported by The Post, earlier this week, Musk’s rocket company SpaceX staged a stock offering in a bid to raise $1.25 billion. Insiders speculated that Musk may seek to raise funds for the Twitter takeover through the deal, which could not immediately be confirmed.

Musk tried to raise funds to reduce his personal exposure to Twitter. Currently, he is investing $19 billion in the buyout, including the $4 billion in Twitter shares he bought shortly before closing the merger deal. Its goal in April was to reduce its exposure to less than $15 billion in total, sources said.

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Twitter is publicly telling its employees that it is not interested in renegotiating Musk’s $54.20 per share buyout deal.
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This $19 billion in exposure does not include the $6.25 billion that will be loaned out against some of its Tesla stock.

Meanwhile, Musk’s relentless questioning of Twitter’s spam and bot monitoring – including posting a poo emoji in response to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s defense of the company’s practices earlier this week – making it difficult for him to find more funding in what is already a challenge. loan market, sources said.

“Debt will be a much harder sell now that he’s polled the Twitter user base,” the second lender said. “It undermines their finances.”

Musk tried to sell preferred shares of Twitter to Apollo Global Management and others to replace some of the junior debt he arranged to fund the deal, said a second lender with direct knowledge of the talks. .

Parag Agrawal, CEO of Twitter
Musk posted a poo emoji in response to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s defense of the company’s practices earlier this week.
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Morgan Stanley has pledged to lend Twitter $3 billion in junior funding to support Musk’s takeover. Now he probably wouldn’t be able to resell that debt at any price, as banks typically do, the lender said.

In response, Morgan Stanley is likely to charge Twitter the highest interest rate allowed in its Musk contract, which could be 12% and possibly more, the lender said.

The merger agreement expires in October and could then be extended for another six months. So if Musk refuses to perform the merger agreement, Twitter could sue him to enforce the contract next spring.

Musk also tweeted that he was still committed to the April 25 deal. While legal experts say he would be on shaky ground trying to take it down based on Twitter’s disclosures of bots and spam, it’s debatable whether company executives would be keen on a prolonged litigation to enforce the terms of the agreement.

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#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities | Photo gallery https://lwlarsenphoto.com/etimessnapped-from-sidharth-kiara-to-raqesh-shamita-paparazzi-photos-of-your-favorite-celebrities-photo-gallery/ Fri, 20 May 2022 14:05:39 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/etimessnapped-from-sidharth-kiara-to-raqesh-shamita-paparazzi-photos-of-your-favorite-celebrities-photo-gallery/

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Whether it’s stepping out for a casual outing or rocking their best outfits, stars have their photos taken everywhere they go. We will bring you some… Read more

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From Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra getting their picture taken at a screening to Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat stepping out in style, take a look at what your celebs have been up to…

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02 / 25

Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra, who have been making headlines since their breakup rumors went viral on the internet, were caught on camera by paparazzi at the screening of the movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’.

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03 / 25

Doting boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra stepped out in style to support girlfriend Kiara Advani on her latest outing.

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04 / 25

#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

Southern diva Pooja Hegde, who shone on the ‘Cannes 2022’ red carpet, returned to Mumbai as she was pictured at the airport.

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05 / 25

#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

Fans rave about Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra’s cute moments at the ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ screening. Their photos and videos of the event are going viral on the internet.

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06 / 25

#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

Pooja Hegde turned heads by opting for a black bralette teamed with a printed jacket, blue denim pants and white sneakers.

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07 / 25

#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

Lovebirds Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty, who fell in love on ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ reality shows, were spotted at Mumbai airport.

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08 / 25

#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty adorably paired in white as they happily posed for photographers before leaving the airport.

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09 / 25

#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

For the airport look, Shamita wore a gray dress with a white colored jacket. On the other hand, Raqesh opted for a casual outfit, which he paired with a white colored jacket.

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#ETimesSnapped: From Sidharth-Kiara to Raqesh-Shamita, the paparazzi photos of your favorite celebrities

Continuing a tradition he followed, Kartik Aaryan went to Siddhivinayak Temple to ask for blessings for his movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’.

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The Alexander McQueen exhibition in Melbourne will celebrate the artist’s inspirations through the NGV collection https://lwlarsenphoto.com/the-alexander-mcqueen-exhibition-in-melbourne-will-celebrate-the-artists-inspirations-through-the-ngv-collection/ Fri, 20 May 2022 01:03:17 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/the-alexander-mcqueen-exhibition-in-melbourne-will-celebrate-the-artists-inspirations-through-the-ngv-collection/

The first major Australian exhibition of the late British fashion superstar Alexander McQueen will be held in Melbourne this summer, almost 13 years after his death in 2010 – and seven after Alexander McQueen’s landmark exhibition: Savage Beauty broke records at Victoria & Albert Museum in London (V&A), with over 480,000 tickets sold.

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse will open at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on December 11 and is a collaboration between that institution and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where it opened in April .

The exhibit opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in April.(Provided: Museum Associates/LACMA)

Rather than attempt a full biographical retrospective such as Savage Beauty (initiated by the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where it premiered in 2011), this new exhibition celebrates each museum’s vast holdings of the work of McQueen, which include major private legacies.

A model poses with one hand on her hip, wearing a feather headdress and unique blazer, her face powdered white
McQueen’s 2006 collection, Widows of Culloden, will be the focus of the exhibition.(Provided: Robert Fairer)

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse also draws on the permanent collections of LACMA and NGV to unravel the eclectic inspirations of the designer’s work, ranging from 15th century religious art to 18th century Scottish history, cinema , birds and butterflies. .

The show will cover 25 McQueen collections and nearly his entire career, from 1994’s Banshee (his third collection and his second professional runway collection since his now legendary St Martins graduation parade Jack the Ripper stalks his victims) to to his latest full collection, the scintillating 2009 homage to nature, Plato’s Atlantis.

Shot of fashion show showing line of models wearing structured reptile-patterned couture garments.
Plato’s Atlantis, the last complete collection that was presented while McQueen was still alive, was a commentary on climate change.(Provided: Getty/François Guillot)

The NGV began collecting McQueen in 1996, acquiring works directly from the designer – including pieces from his pivotal Highland Rape collection, where he controversially sent models down the runway in distressed and disoriented postures, wearing torn and stained clothes, as a commentary on Britain’s violence against Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries.

It wasn’t the only time McQueen explored his Scottish heritage on the runway, and the NGV exhibit will highlight another key collection, featuring 12 looks from 2006’s Widows of Culloden, which referenced a brutal 18th century battle. century between British forces and Scottish “rebels”. , and encapsulated in recurring McQueen motifs such as tartan, birds, and lace.

Four models pose backstage at a fashion show, all with white powdered faces and wearing extravagant white dresses
The NGV iteration of the exhibit builds on an extensive donation of McQueen clothing by collector and philanthropist Krystyna Campbell-Pretty.(Provided: Robert Fairer)

The NGV iteration of Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse will draw on the 60 garments and accessories featured in the LACMA exhibit (drawing from their extensive collections, the largest in North America) and will add nearly 50 additional models to the NGV collection.

The exhibition will occupy the ground floor exhibition space of the NGV, where the exhibition Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto recently closed.

Katie Somerville, senior curator of fashion and textiles for NGV, says fashion nerds will particularly appreciate a set of “canvases” (“sketches” or prototype versions of dresses) included in the exhibit.

Somerville, who was in her first year as assistant curator in NGV’s fashion department when the gallery first acquired McQueen’s work, worked on the exhibition with Danielle Whitfield (curator of fashion and textiles, NGV) and curators from LACMA.

She says: “[McQueen] had a very curious mind; he had an incredible collection of books [and] he was very interested in history. And he went out a lot and went into the collections and looked at the works in storage. Claire Wilcox of the V&A, for example, had experience of him accessing items from the collection for this purpose.”

A hologram of model Kate Moss parades in an extravagant white dress, with a crowd of people watching
McQueen was known for his dazzling and dramatic runway shows that deployed video, special effects and sets, like with this “hologram” image of Kate Moss.(Provided: Getty Images/Andy Paradise)

Clarissa Esguerra, associate curator of costumes and textiles at LACMA, who launched the exhibit after a major donation of McQueen pieces by Los Angeles-based collector Regina J. Drucker, says she and her team were almost like detectives working to identify some of the creator’s more obscure references.

“McQueen was an encyclopedic artist, drawing inspiration from all over the world, different times and different mediums, Esguerra explains.

While designing the exhibit, she says an early “aha moment” came when she and her colleagues were looking at a dress from the Scanners collection (2003), which referenced the story of migration from the arctic tundra of Siberia. , through Tibet, to Japan. .

“We were looking at the geometric pattern in the fabric, and we were like, ‘What is it? What is this pattern? Can we identify it? Does it have any meaning? ‘ And it is — it is a pattern that is very important for Tibet, because it was used as a Buddhist textile, and this textile pattern was transferred to Japan with Buddhism.

A 17th century Flemish Baroque portrait of a boy in a frill, looking serious and to the side
17th century portrait of Frans Pourbus II of Louis XIII, King of France as a boy featured in the LACMA exhibition.(Provided: Museum Associates/LACMA)

“So [we realised that] it tells the story of migration and fashion drawing on the history of textiles – and our minds were blown. We were like, ‘Oh my God, can we understand this with other objects?'” she recalls.

She says John Matheson – a collector and archivist of McQueen’s work – was also an invaluable consultant for the exhibition, combing through old interviews and exhibition notes.

An exhibition like Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse is only possible because of the nature of LACMA and NGV as “encyclopedic museums”: institutions whose collections span various mediums from around the world and across the world. ‘story.

At the NGV, the exhibition will showcase over 70 artworks and objects from their permanent collection – including photography, painting, sculpture, antiques, textiles and historic fashion – in what should be an intriguing interweaving of art and fashion.

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse will be presented at NGV International, Melbourne, from December 11 to April 16.

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We can pull off an ‘incredible’ escape, insists Burnley boss Mike Jackson https://lwlarsenphoto.com/we-can-pull-off-an-incredible-escape-insists-burnley-boss-mike-jackson/ Wed, 18 May 2022 21:38:39 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/we-can-pull-off-an-incredible-escape-insists-burnley-boss-mike-jackson/

Regardless of what happens at Villa Park on Thursday night, the relegation drop will play out until the final day of the season.

But, having won just one win in their opening 21 league games, if the Clarets win a seventh consecutive season at this level, it would be a remarkable story.

Much has been made of the turnaround for Sunday’s opponents Newcastle United since December, when they recorded their first victory of the season on the 15th attempt, over Burnley at St James’ Park.

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No team had ever stayed in place after failing to win their first 14 games, but the Magpies arrive at Turf Moor with 46 points, two behind Brighton in 10th, with former Clarets boss Eddie Howe appointed manager of the year.

Jackson was asked, would it be such an incredible escape if Burnley survived?

“It would mean a lot to a lot of people.

“But we know there’s a lot of hard work ahead, and this group is used to working hard, they know that’s the end result.

“That would be great, but we know we still have a lot of work to do.”

There would be obvious financial implications if Burnley were to be relegated, but Jackson would prefer to see it in terms of what can be achieved instead: “No, you know there are implications if you don’t stay up, but , again, why not look at it in terms of opportunities and possibilities rather than that?

“I think you have to try to look at it that way, I think then your character feeds off of other people.

“You wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning if you thought about it (finances), I try not to, I try to keep it level and keep it real.

“It comes down to what you can control, we can only control what we do, how we work, how we prepare, and then it’s delivering the performance.

“We clearly know what we have to do.”

There’s a bigger picture, though, and Jackson added, “You can’t hide it. Everyone knows that.

“But we talked about what we have to do, what is important for us, how to attack what we are doing.

“Guys know it’s there. But we’re at our best if we stay focused on what we’re doing now.

“I know it sounds a bit boring, but you have to do it, it keeps you focused on your task, it keeps you where you need to be. Don’t gamble what’s going to happen or what’s going to happen. happened before.”

Burnley have the oldest team in the Premier League this season – so will that experience matter? .

“The most important thing is their experience, I think that’s a good thing because these guys have been through a lot, not just here but in their careers.

“They know what’s needed, they’ve been around the block. There’s a strong group in there.

“I think the experience can only help them.”

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Hilary Duff recalls paparazzi ‘zooming in’ on her cellulite early on in her fame: ‘You’re never enough’ https://lwlarsenphoto.com/hilary-duff-recalls-paparazzi-zooming-in-on-her-cellulite-early-on-in-her-fame-youre-never-enough/ Wed, 18 May 2022 17:10:40 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/hilary-duff-recalls-paparazzi-zooming-in-on-her-cellulite-early-on-in-her-fame-youre-never-enough/

Hilary Duff, now proud of her body, recalls the shame she felt as a teenager when online trolls attacked her body. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images,)

Hilary Duff is proud of her body, but it took time to get there.

the how i met your father star caught up with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager during a recent segment on Today with Hoda & Jennawhere she spoke openly about how being a teen star in the early 2000s impacted her body image.

“I came to a time when the paparazzi took a picture of your every move and zoomed in on your cellulite,” she recalls.

The actress had a string of successes early in her career – spanning music, film and TV, but most prominently on the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. But despite the fame and glory, Duff said it took a heavy toll.

“You were either too thin or you’re too fat. ‘How can you be on television?’ “, she reflected on the criticism she received at the time. “You’re never just enough or right for people – in that weather. Now I feel like body positivity is such an important topic and all bullies are ashamed now. But this [wasn’t the case] when I was going up.

These days, Duff – who has three children: Luca, 10, whom she shares with ex Mike Comrie; and her daughters Banks, 3, and Mae, 1, whom she shares with husband Matthew Koma – is learning to love her body in all its phases.

“I’m really proud of my body,” she said of the positive feedback she received from her Women’s Health nude cover. “I’ve been on TV breastfeeding babies, pregnant, in many shapes and forms. [The cover shoot] was a big motivation to get my butt back in shape. Who knows how long I’ll hang on to this because I’m still in the 10-pound struggle – or just in life. I don’t know if we call it a struggle.

Stripping down for the cover shoot, the actress added: “It was scary. I like to do things that make me a little uncomfortable because I think there’s growth. I’m not a person who likes to be naked by any stretch of the imagination…. And I loved that.

Duff previously opened up about her body pride in her interview with Women’s health.

“I’m proud of my body,” she told the magazine. “I am proud that he gave me three children. I have come to a place where I am at peace with the changes my body has been through. I also want people to know that a makeup artist was there to shine all over my body and someone put me in the most flattering position.

“We bust our asses to get our bodies in shape and to look the best we can,” she noted. “We get facials and Botox and our hair is styled and highlights and brows and lashes and all that s**t. But I want to work inside. This is the most important part of the system.

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Matt Cohen Named Journalist of the Year, IDS Wins Indiana Collegiate Press Association Honors https://lwlarsenphoto.com/matt-cohen-named-journalist-of-the-year-ids-wins-indiana-collegiate-press-association-honors/ Tue, 17 May 2022 16:59:00 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/matt-cohen-named-journalist-of-the-year-ids-wins-indiana-collegiate-press-association-honors/

The Indiana Daily Student has been recognized by the 2022 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) and College Media Business & Advertising Managers (CMBAM) awards seasons. Notably, IDS was selected as the Advertising Publication, Newspaper (Division 1), and Online Publication of the Year by the CAPI.

“We have an amazing team of hard-working students,” said Ruth Witmer, IU Student Media Advisor. “It’s wonderful to see them being recognized for the great work they do for readers online and in print.”

Matt Cohen was chosen to be the ICPA Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year for Distinguished Reporting. The judges noted that:

“Matt Cohen’s remarkable portfolio shows his ability to tackle in-depth topics in a way that invites the reader to…Furthermore, he paid attention to stories that might not have been written – like the one about the many unmarked graves in Bloomington — if not for a young journalist willing to put in a lot of time and get people to open up about their family… In short, Matt’s work is exceptional.

Near Ernie Pyle’s desk in the IDS office inside Franklin Hall, there is a plaque commemorating all of IU’s ICPA Journalists of the Year. Since this honor was established in the late 1990s, most recipients have been UI students.

The awards IDS has received from both associations are as follows:

CAPI Award
The ICPA includes more than 40 publications statewide. Members strive to support the development and passion of college journalists.

Brook Baker Indiana Collegiate Press Association Journalist of the Year
Winner: Matt Cohen

ICPA Advertising Awards

Advertising Publication of the Year
1st place: Indiana Daily Student

Show ad
1st place: Hayley Skryzena || Tattoos and piercings

Self-promotional ad
1st place: Hayley Skryzena || IDS Events – Stay informed

Electronic billboard ad
2nd place: Liv Callahan and Grace Richardson || Do you like B-Town? Buy local! gallery walk
3rd place: Rhianna Ladd || Atwater Eye Care Center

Electronic internal announcement
1st place: Hayley Skryzena || Fall Home Show
2nd place: Erika Armstrong || Virtual Housing Fair

Creative use of advertising text
1st place: Chloie Fisher and Dominique Hance || What is our trick?
3rd place: Chloie Fisher || Fill in the blanks

Ad layout
1st place: Chloie Fisher || Fall Home Show Poster
2nd place: Jennifer Hanling || IDS titles

Use of photography or graphic art
1st place: Jennifer Hanling || IDS titles
3rd place: Chloie Fisher and Dominique Hance || What is our trick?

Design of ads in a special section or supplement
1st place: Erika Armstrong || News for you, by you and about you.
3rd place: Grace Richardson || Fundraising Challenge

Self-promotion campaign
1st place: IDS Staff || Virtual Housing Fair
2nd place: IDS Staff || Fall Home Show

General Press Kit/Marketing Kit
2nd place: Adam Wigington || IDS sales material

CAPI Division 1 Newspaper Awards
newspaper of the year
1st place: Indiana Daily Student

Single problem
1st place: IDS Staff

Thematic issue
3rd place: IDS Staff

Special problem
2nd: IDS Staff

Sliding/wrap-around section
3rd place: IDS Staff

New stories
1st place: Kaitlyn Radde and Carson TerBush || In the dark: Transparency rule doesn’t shed light on costs for IU Health Bloomington patients
3rd place: Phyllis Cha || Counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl make non-prescription pills a life or death bet

In-depth history
2nd place: Matt Cohen || Former members of Hope Presbyterian Church in Bloomington allege abuse and cover-up

Report
1st place: Emma Uber || The Scarlet ‘E’: How eviction may forever haunt Monroe County tenants

entertainment story
1st place: Nadia Scharf || IU Ballet tackles caricature in “The Nutcracker”
3rd place: Hannah Dailey || The Bluebird was not operating safely. Then it died out – for a day.

Sports News
3rd place: Evan Gerike || ‘It just didn’t go our way’: IU men’s soccer misses 9th star, falls 1-0 to Marshall

sports report
1st place: Tyler Tachman || Angel Escobedo: The House That Holds Him Together
2nd place: Matt Cohen || ‘It was worth it’: A look at IU football’s historic pandemic season

News or series of reports
2nd place: Lizzie Kaboski || Be Heard: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges the Deaf community faces daily

Single story continuous cover
1st place: David Wolfe Bender, Phyllis Cha, Kaitlyn Radde and Madison Smalstig || Bloomington’s homeless community
2nd place: IDS Staff || FedEx Shooting

Entertainment column
2nd place: Ellie Albin || An ode to CDs
3rd place: Nick Telman || From Blade to Batwoman, the desire for black-led superhero movies has always been there.

Sports Chronicle
1st place: Luke Christopher Norton || Don’t praise the NCAA for doing the absolute minimum for women’s sports
2nd place: Bradley Hohulin || The cursed tragedy of IU men’s basketball and Archie Miller

Review
1st place: Stefan Townes || It’s Lil Nas X against the world, and he’s winning.
3rd place: Erin Stafford || “An Evening with Silk Sonic” is a time machine in the magical haze of 1970s soul music

Home page design
2nd place: Abby Carmichael || December 2, 2021

Feature page design
2nd place: Abby Carmichael || Are you ready for the tailgate?

Sports page design
1st place: Abby Carmichael and Juno Martin || February 4, 2021
3rd place: Abby Carmichael || January 21, 2021

Front/Cover Special Selection
2nd place: Madelyn Powers || Back-to-school guide 2021

News photography
1st place: Alex Deryn || FedEx Shooting Vigil

Picture Feature
1st place: Ethan Levy || block party

sports photography
2nd place: Ethan Levy || Point Kari Zumach
3rd place: Kamaron Farver || Famous Patberg

Photo report/History in pictures
2nd place: IDS staff || Back to (a)normality
3rd place: Izzy Myszak, Ethan Moore and Ashlyn Johnson || Lotus Festival

Informative graphic
2nd place: Vivek Rao and Carson TerBush || President’s speeches

Editorial Cartoon
1st place: Madelyn Powers || Missing black and brown people are equally important
2nd place: Donya Collins || Indiana paves the way for environmental Armageddon

CAPI Online Awards
Online publication of the year
1st place: Indiana Daily Student

Global website
2nd place: IDS Staff || idsnews.com

Online news/reportage reporting
1st place: Matt Cohen, Mallorey Daunhauer and Carson TerBush || Unworthiness in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington point to a long history of racism

Podcast
3rd place: Kaitlyn Radde || The daily summary

instagram
2nd place: IDS Staff || idsnews Instagram

Facebook page
2nd place: IDS Staff || Facebook IDs

Use of Twitter
1st place: IDS Staff || @idsnews

special presentation
2nd place: Phyllis Cha, Hannah Dailey, Izzy Myzsak and Ethan Levy || After the audition
3rd place: Kaitlyn Radde and Carson TerBush || 2020 has been a year of protests. We broke down what it was like in Indiana.

Video
3rd place: Mallorey Daunhauer || An inside look at the Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest 2021

Animation or interactive graphic
1st place: Carson TerBush || A brief tour of Rose Hill Cemetery
2nd place: Vivek Rao || Here’s what you need to know about the zoning controversy in Bloomington.

CMBAM Award
CMBAM is a volunteer group focused on the business components of student media organizations.

Best Print Ad Campaign
Honorable mention

The Better Life (Renter’s) Guide
2nd place

Highest Paid Design Product, Non-Promotional
3rd place

Best Self-Promotional Digital Advertising (Submission 1)
Honorable mention

Best out of home promotion
Honorable mention

Best Self-Promotion Multimedia Ad Campaign
1st place

Best Special Event
Third place

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In pictures: 40 years of groundbreaking fashion photography by Nigel Shafran https://lwlarsenphoto.com/in-pictures-40-years-of-groundbreaking-fashion-photography-by-nigel-shafran/ Tue, 17 May 2022 12:09:00 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/in-pictures-40-years-of-groundbreaking-fashion-photography-by-nigel-shafran/

main pictureTeenage Neighborhood Shoppers, iD, 1991© Nigel Shafran 2022, courtesy of Loose Joints

In a fashion magazine, the “pit” is a special section reserved for the most creative editorials in the issue. It is a section of pages free from the influence of advertising brands and which, throughout the history of magazine making, has been the birthplace of some of the most revolutionary images in fashion. Well is also the name of a founding British photographer Nigel ShafranShafran’s new landmark book, which chronicles the image designer’s fashion work over four decades, from the early 1980s to 2021. For Shafran, whose down-to-earth style has always been decidedly anti-fashion, the he space offered by ‘good’ represents ripe ground for ‘unexpected creativity, subversive criticism and ironic commentary’, says the book’s publisher, Loose Joints.

Shafran started shooting for magazines like The face and identifier in the late 80s and early 90s – a time when a new wave of photographers were reacting against the decadent fashion images of the time, in search of something more real. Meanwhile, Corinne Day began photographing friends and future superstars like Kate Moss in ramshackle apartments in Soho, while Juergen Teller pushed the barrel with his spontaneous, sexually charged photographs.

Printed on 370 pages, Well presents an expansive study of Shafran’s soft, contemplative, and intensely human fashion photography. Appearing more like documentary imagery than anything else, Shafran’s work seeks the subtle beauty of everyday life, leaving behind the glamor of grand production sets for portraits in London flats, corner shops and residential streets everywhere from Golders Green to Detroit. Compiling images for magazines like Vogue, Pop, Faceand identifierthe book also features excerpts from personal conversations with industry icons such as Kathy Acker, Melanie Ward and Anna Cockburn, to name a few.

“It’s not a book of the best pictures, it’s more of a tight edit than that,” Shafran writes in Wellthe intro. “It’s a book about ideas that always end up somewhere in my work, I guess… Windows, shopping, making decisions and consuming.” These themes of the mundane and everyday have also been the subject of Shafran’s six previous books, including Book of Ruth (1995), dad’s office (1999), dark rooms (2016) and the highly influential Teenage Neighborhood Shoppers (2013).

In Well, we see Shafran’s naturalistic, dressy approach evolve throughout the 2000s and 2010s to become more tongue-in-cheek — in places poking fun at fashion, celebrities, and modern consumer culture. In a playful shoot for British vogue in 2014, Shafran captures models as shoppers in luxury stores, while elsewhere he imagines Courtney Love being chased by paparazzi for love magazineand in 2020, even dresses Bella Hadid as a gas pump for American vogue. “I grew up in the fashion world, it’s kind of like a family,” Shafran explains in the book. “I’ve always considered myself an outsider, but I’m probably more of an insider, really.”

Well by Nigel Shafran is published by Loose Joints, and is available now.

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Mike Jackson – ‘the fearless’ Nathan Collins will be a Premier League regular for years to come https://lwlarsenphoto.com/mike-jackson-the-fearless-nathan-collins-will-be-a-premier-league-regular-for-years-to-come/ Tue, 17 May 2022 06:37:09 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/mike-jackson-the-fearless-nathan-collins-will-be-a-premier-league-regular-for-years-to-come/

The 21-year-old superbly staged a three-way comeback at Tottenham Hotspur, with Nick Pope only beaten by a controversial penalty, converted by Harry Kane.

In the absence of captain Ben Mee and James Tarkowski, Collins – who has started 10 of the last 11 games – was a vocal presence at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, alongside Kevin Long and Matt Lowton.

The Republic of Ireland international produced another impressive display, against England skipper Kane, showing his composure on the ball, as he played Maxwel Cornet for a big first-half chance, then that he was involved in the move that led to Ashley Barnes hitting the post after the break.

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In between, he cleared a seemingly goal-bound Kane header and made a number of blocks and interceptions, as he continues to seek a bargain at what is thought to be around 12 million, surpassing a club record of £15 million with add-ons.

Burnley’s first-flight status may be in doubt, as they enter their final two games a point adrift of safety, but caretaker boss Jackson believes Collins will become a household name at this level: “I just told him that in there, those exact (huge) words.

“It’s great for him, he’s taken on the challenge of playing against one of the best strikers around, which is great for a 21-year-old, but that doesn’t surprise me because I know what he looks like and what he is capable of.

And Jackson added: “I think he’s getting better all the time. He’s also got that fearless thing, which I think all good players have. They have to have a conviction, it’s not arrogance, he wants to improve.

“I think he can still improve a lot, but he has a basis to continue and play at this level for a long time.”

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Q&A: Churchill turns to private debt amid rising rates and market volatility https://lwlarsenphoto.com/qa-churchill-turns-to-private-debt-amid-rising-rates-and-market-volatility/ Mon, 16 May 2022 23:01:30 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/qa-churchill-turns-to-private-debt-amid-rising-rates-and-market-volatility/

Major U.S. stock indexes have fallen double-digits year-to-date, pushed lower by a combination of rising inflation, Federal Reserve rate hikes, supply constraints and geopolitical disruptions such as than the war in Ukraine. PitchBook analysts say there’s a 20% chance of a recession in the next 18 months.

These dynamics, along with the Fed’s shift in approach to monetary policy, are driving down valuations among venture capital-backed companies and changing the calculations around leverage and valuations in deal deals. redemption.

Against this backdrop, we spoke with Randy Schwimmer, co-head of senior lending at Churchill Asset Management, the $30 billion direct lending arm of Nuveen. His team provides a combination of debt financing to middle market companies in the form of first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt.

Randy Schwimmer
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Schwimmer shared his outlook on economic conditions and how he expects private debt to perform during the ongoing turmoil in financial markets. He also described how he learned to live with and profit from inflation fears.

PitchBook: The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate in early May, the final step in tackling a 40-year peak in inflation. However, stock markets fell in the following days. What is the market worried about?

Schwimmer: We expected 2022 to be a quieter year than 2021. We thought the market priced in rate hikes on the expectation that the fed funds rate would hit around 3% by the end of 2022. And the Markets believe the Fed will pull off a soft landing that hopefully won’t result in a recession, as the Fed appears to be stepping in at a measured, albeit potentially accelerated, pace. Then the Ukrainian war moved [the market] into a new gear of higher volatility, as well as an increased level of concern about some measures of inflation, particularly food and energy prices, which has raised concerns about the pace of inflation. global inflation.

The markets’ concern now is whether the Fed can catch up? Or will they have to rush to catch up meaning they could tip it all into a recession – that’s what you’ve seen [with the stock market decline] Last week. What changed and led to Friday’s downfall?

Now, the conversation about a potential recession – which I think is still a minority view – has tilted investor sentiment to be more pessimistic than deserved.

We are in a period of uncertainty, even if consumers continue to spend and there seems to be a real dynamism in the economy. We see this short-term volatility, which is obviously somewhat concerning.

PitchBook: Looking ahead, how will private credit as an asset class fare in the year amid uncertainty about the broader economic backdrop?

Schwimmer: The interesting thing about private capital is that this period, characterized by rising rates and increased volatility, is when we normally shine. The normal diversified portfolio which is based on a mix of public equities and fixed income securities increasingly includes an alternative bucket – not just private credit, but also real estate, private equity, agriculture, infrastructure and all other assets that are less correlated to liquid assets. trading on overall risk.

Most investors have been thinking about alternative assets for a decade, more intensely in the past two years, especially after the emergence of the COVID pandemic. Now, with the volatility triggered by the war in Ukraine, investors are concluding that alternatives are a good place to be, as they will earn relatively higher returns than liquid assets, with lower volatility and less correlation to risk. global.

The question today is: if we expect a potential recession and much higher interest rates and inflation, does that change people’s views on private credit? We conducted a survey of 62 institutional investors, which shows that LPs have increased their appetite for private debt and private capital as a result of what is happening.

The 10-year US Treasury yield is around 3% and the fed funds rate is 1%, which will continue to rise. Now we have to prove that private credit will generate a relatively higher return, even with the risk-free rate[10-year US Treasury yield]reaching up to 3% by the end of next year. Yields on unleveraged senior debt in direct lending are currently around 6-7%. If SOFR, which is just above 1% (and regularly replacing LIBOR as the benchmark for direct lending), rises to 3%, that’s a significant extra return, even if spreads compress over time.

PitchBook: Are you concerned about a possible recession? How should private debt investors be prepared for this?

Schwimmer: We are not afraid of a recession. In fact, recessions have been good for private debt because they tend to push back some of the borrower-friendly conditions that may not benefit investors. For example, covenant-light in the middle market, which in our opinion is not the best idea for this traditional middle market of companies whose EBITDA is less than 50 million dollars. The middle market is different from the syndicated loan market or the high yield bond market – where issuers are rated and a liquid secondary market exists to allow managers to trade at the first sign of trouble. Middle market loans do not trade. Managers “own” the position, so the covenants play a crucial “early warning” signal if performance deteriorates. A recession could wipe out the riskiest [from an investor’s point of view] structures apart.

It is also historically true that financing terms tilt in favor of the direct lender in times of financial crisis. Spreads increase, leverage decreases, structures tighten. The other thing a recession could do is [create an environment in which] only direct lenders with strong portfolio performance and significant capital to deploy are going to be active, this is what we saw in the first quarter of 2020. In the early summer of 2020, Churchill was lending without much competition. I think all of these things could happen again in a recession.

In our view, a recession, which could be on the horizon next year or anytime, will likely be moderate because the Fed has a very dovish response to illiquidity. If there is a recession, it will be short-lived. The Fed tends to flood the market with a lot of liquidity and we think it would do it again.

We are also less concerned about rising interest charges from corporate borrowers. For one thing, we include the forward yield curve in all of our projected debt service models. In addition, a SOFR level of 3% is well below the LIBOR of 5.5% achieved in 2007. Finally, the companies we finance have high free cash flow characteristics which enable them to amortize the additional fixed costs well. . If there is no satisfactory cushion, we will forward the case.

But I believe with companies that are on the bubble, that don’t have free cash flow, that are in less defensive and more consumer-facing sectors such as retail, premium brands , housing, and now food, and companies that are not market leaders, you will see some pressure on interest, expense coverage, and fixed costs.

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Gauri Khan deletes ‘Gamla’ for her youngest son, AbRam’s paparazzi moment is every Indian mum https://lwlarsenphoto.com/gauri-khan-deletes-gamla-for-her-youngest-son-abrams-paparazzi-moment-is-every-indian-mum/ Mon, 16 May 2022 16:23:28 +0000 https://lwlarsenphoto.com/gauri-khan-deletes-gamla-for-her-youngest-son-abrams-paparazzi-moment-is-every-indian-mum/

Bollywood badshah, Shah Rukh Khan and his beloved wife, Gauri Khan share a warm bond with their children, Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan. Over the years, we have seen Gauri and Shah Rukh become best friends with their children. Recently we saw Gauri desi On the mom side, when her youngest son, AbRam arrived at her store in Mumbai.

For those who don’t know, Shah Rukh and Gauri know how to balance work and personal life. As much as Shah Rukh loves acting on the big screen, he adores his children, Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan. We have often seen the handsome actor praising his three musketeers.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan

Recently we came across a video of Gauri Khan and AbRam on our IG feed. In the touching video, AbRam can be seen posing for photographers and Gauri can be seen dragging a gamla (earthen pot) at the entrance to his store. The video beautifully depicts a famous mom making way for the good photos of her son. Check it out:

Earlier, we came across some never-before-seen photos from AbRam Khan’s birthday. In the photos, the Khan family could be seen showering love on their apple of the eye, AbRam. For the party, Shah Rukh donned a blue t-shirt and held AbRam in his arms as he kissed her. In one of the photos, we spotted the entire Khan family posing with birthday boy AbRam.

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Well, we love Gauri’s cute gesture for her son, AbRam!

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