“The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving in New York,” Cuomo said.Harborview Medical Center’s home assessment team, including (L-R) John Lynch, Santiago Neme, and Krista Reitberg hold protective and testing supplies, while preparing to visit the home of a person potentially exposed to novel coronavirus, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, U.S. February 29, 2020. (REUTERS/David Ryder)At the federal level, President Donald Trump’s administration scrambled on Sunday to reassure Americans as the disease spreads and businesses cancel conferences and flights.Administration officials tried to calm market fears that the coronavirus could cause a global recession, saying the public had overreacted and that stocks would bounce back because of the underlying strength of the US economy. Health officials in Washington state said on Sunday a second person infected with the coronavirus had died there, while New York’s governor said his state confirmed its first case of the illness.The Washington death was in the Seattle area and was reported on the website of the Seattle and King County public health department. On Saturday, the same officials reported the first death from coronavirus in the United States.New York state confirmed its first positive coronavirus test, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday night. He wrote on Twitter that a woman in her 30s contracted coronavirus during a recent trip to Iran and was in quarantine in her home. He did not say where the woman lived, but the New York Times, citing unnamed state officials, said the woman was in New York City. Washington state on Sunday confirmed two other cases at a long-term care facility where a resident and a worker also tested positive forcoronavirus and 50 residents and staff were showing symptoms.Over 70 cases have been reported in the United States, with most on the West Coast but new cases in the Chicago area and Rhode Island, aside from New York.Stock markets plunged last week, with an index of global stocks setting its largest weekly fall since the 2008 financial crisis, and more than $5 trillion wiped off the value of stocks worldwide.A key energy conference in Houston that brings together oil ministers and energy firms was canceled on Sunday with the organizers of CERAWeek noting that border health checks were becoming more restrictive and companies had begun barring non-essential travel to protect workers.A world economy conference with Pope Francis due to take place in Italy later this month was also canceled.U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions ftom the audience during a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 29, 2020. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)’WE’RE READY’Trump said on Sunday that travelers to the United States from countries at high risk of coronavirus would be screened before boarding and on arrival, without specifying which countries.Delta Air Lines Inc said on Sunday it was suspending until May flights to Milan in northern Italy where most of that country’s coronavirus cases have been reported. Flights will continue to Rome. American Airlines Group Inc announced a similar move late on Saturday.The United States has 75,000 test kits for coronavirus and will expand that number “radically” in coming weeks, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.Vice President Mike Pence said the government had contracted 3M Co to produce an extra 35 million respiratory masks a month. He urged Americans not to buy the masks, which he said were only needed by healthcare workers. Honeywell International Inc is the other major US mask producer.He also told Fox News that clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine would start in six weeks but that a vaccine would likely not be available this season.Democrats, who will challenge Trump for the presidency in the Nov. 3 election, have criticized his administration for downplaying the crisis and not preparing for the disease to spread in the United States.Pence, whom Trump appointed last week to run the White House’s coronavirus response, said Americans should brace for more cases but that the “vast majority” of those who contracted the disease would recover.”Other than in areas where there are individuals that have been infected with the coronavirus, people need to understand that for the average American, the risk does remain low. We’re ready,” Pence told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”The United States has imposed limits on travelers who have visited Iran and recommended against travel to hard-hit areas of Italy and South Korea.Trump said on Saturday that the United States was also considering shutting the country’s southern border with Mexico to control the spread of the virus, adding: “We hope we won’t have to do that.”Mexico has reported four coronavirus cases. Its Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that both governments were in “close and effective communication, especially the health authorities.”Topics :
News of his improvement contrasted with the latest official statistics showing Britain recorded nearly 1,000 daily COVID-19 deaths for the second consecutive day — one of the worst rates globally.The health ministry announced another 917 coronavirus hospital patients had died in the latest 24-hour period, down from the toll on Friday but still the country’s second highest yet.An 11-year-old was among the victims, according to England’s National Health Service (NHS).It brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in British hospitals to 9,875, while the number of confirmed cases in the country climbed by 5,234 to 78,991. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson was making “very good progress” on Saturday in his recovery in hospital from coronavirus, officials said, as the country’s deaths toll from the disease approached the grim milestone of 10,000.The 55-year-old leader was spending his second full day out of intensive care at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, where he has been able to take short walks between periods of rest, according to Downing Street. “The Prime Minister continues to make very good progress,” a No. 10 spokeswoman said. That is thought to reflect only a fraction of the actual number of people infected because not everyone has been tested for the virus.”The prime minister continues to make good progress, but these stark figures highlight the gravity of this national emergency,” interior minister Priti Patel told reporters at a daily briefing.Despite the sobering statistics, Stephen Powis, NHS England’s medical director, said there was a “levelling off” in the number of new cases and “the first signs of a plateauing of people who unfortunately need hospitalization”.He credited a nationwide lockdown introduced on March 23 for halting the virus’ spread, but added the mortality rate would be “the very final thing” to decrease. “We are confident that if everybody follows the instructions… then that will begin to translate in the next weeks into a reduction in the daily deaths,” Powis said.”I’m afraid this year it has to be for all of us a stay-at-home Easter.”Queen Elizabeth II echoed that in what is believed to be her first pre-recorded Easter address, released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday evening.”By keeping apart we keep others safe,” the 93-year-old monarch said. “We know that coronavirus will not overcome us.”Her resolute comments came a week after a rare televised address to the nation in which she told people to unite to beat COVID-19.Johnson is the most high-profile leader to suffer from the coronavirus, and his hospitalization is unprecedented for a British prime minister during a national emergency in modern times.He was admitted Sunday for a persistent cough and high temperature 10 days after self-isolating with the virus. A day later he was transferred to the intensive care unit as his condition deteriorated.The Conservative leader left the unit Thursday evening in “extremely good spirits” and waving at staff “in gratitude”, his spokesman has said.The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported Johnson’s friends had revealed he came close to death while in intensive care and said he owed his life to the hospital’s medical team.It remains unclear when he might be discharged from hospital and how quickly he would return to work once out.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been deputizing for Johnson. The prime minister’s spokesman stressed Friday that his recovery was “at an early stage” and he would act only “on the advice of his medical team”.The Sun tabloid reported that Johnson’s spirits had been lifted this week by his pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds, who sent him “love letters” and scans of their unborn child.Symonds, who has also suffered from coronavirus symptoms in recent weeks, and the British leader have reportedly not seen each other for nearly a month. Their baby is due this summer.Meanwhile, it is also uncertain when Britain might be able to lift the stringent social distancing regime.Implemented for an initial three weeks, the measures are set for a formal review next week and likely to remain in place until at least the end of the month.Topics :
South Korea has added Gilead’s anti-viral drug remdesivir to its coronavirus treatment guidelines in its first revision of recommendations since the outbreak began and urged caution in the use of the steroid therapy dexamethasone.South Korea, widely praised around the world for its handling of the pandemic without a full lockdown, has reported 12,602 coronavirus cases as of Thursday midnight, with 282 deaths.Remdesivir is designed to hinder certain viruses, including the new coronavirus, from making copies of themselves and potentially overwhelming the body’s immune system. The drug previously failed trials as an Ebola treatment. “An excessive use of dexamethasone can trigger different side effects as it tamps down the immune system along with inflammation, possibly leading to even cataract or glaucoma,” said Dr. Song Dae-sub, professor of pharmacy at Korea University.Korean health authorities also advised the dropping of hydroxychloroquine after a study found the decades-old malaria drug, which US President Donald Trump touted a possible treatment, did not provide any benefit.There are currently no approved vaccines or treatments for the coronavirus, which has killed more than 488,467 people globally, but about a dozen vaccines from more than 100 candidates globally are being tested on humans. South Korea’s updated guidelines come after a study showed that the cheap and widely used dexamethasone reduced deaths in very sick COVID-19 patients. They advised doctors to take caution until a full study is published.”It seems appropriate to administer (dexamethasone), limited to severe cases with acute respiratory syndrome, as the doctor monitors the patient’s condition,” Kim Young-ok, director general of pharmaceutical safety bureau at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, told a briefing on Friday.There was enough domestic supply of the dexamethasone, widely used since the 1960s, with the production of approximately 43 million tablets and 60 million injection ampoules a year, said Kim.Doctors in Europe will soon be able to treat patients with the drug after the healthcare regulator’s endorsement put it on track to become the first therapy for the disease on the continent. Topics :
The €408bn Dutch civil service scheme ABP has abstained from voting on a climate resolution at Shell’s annual shareholder meeting.The resolution was tabled by pressure group Follow This, and ultimately received the support of 5.5% of shareholder votes cast. ABP has a €633m stake in the oil company.At Shell’s AGM, the scheme explained that requiring a single company to set quantitative targets for 2050 “would open the risk of non-commercial investments, which goes against the interests of our 4.5m participants”.However, ABP’s spokesman noted that Shell should show serious commitment to reducing carbon emissions, and asked the company to reflect its commitment in its long-term incentive plan. “This would protect us from the risk of Shell’s target fading over time,” the spokesman said.In a separate statement, Corien Wortmann, ABP’s chair, urged Shell to start judging its senior management on their results in meeting climate targets.ABP set a target of a 25% carbon reduction in 2020 relative to 2014 by companies in which it has invested. Recently, it said its carbon footprint had already been reduced by 28%.The €46bn Dutch metal scheme PME announced prior to the meeting that it would vote in favour of the motion. According to Eric Uijen, chairman of the scheme’s executive board, Shell’s current plan to achieve its climate goals included too much risk.Detailhandel, the €20bn Dutch pension fund for the retail sector, also said it would support the resolution, and that it would also reduce its stake in the energy giant.Dutch insurer and asset manager Aegon also supported the motion from Follow This.Follow This asked Shell to take leadership in the wider effort to reach a net zero emission energy system in 2050 through setting “clear and inspirational” targets aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees centigrade.These targets needed to cover both the greenhouse gas emissions of Shell’s operations as well as the use of its energy products through intermediate and long-term objectives, according to the pressure group.Its resolution also requested annual reporting including information about plans and progress.Follow This argued that institutional investors needled transparency about long-term targets in order to mitigate climate risk to comply with their fiduciary duty.It raised the issue at Shell’s AGM for the third consecutive year. In order to get accepted and implemented, the resolution had to be supported by 75% of the shareholders.
There were concerns for Juve when goalscorer Demiral went down in pain after an awkward fall and needed to be replaced by Matthijs De Ligt, but the Turkey international was on his feet and jogging again before heading to the dugout.Disaster struck for Roma towards the end of the first half when Zaniolo burst halfway up the pitch on a superb solo run, only to go down in agony under a challenge. The Italy star was left in tears and needed to be stretchered off, prompting concerns that he may have sustained a serious injury.Roma rallied midway through the second half as Edin Dzeko smashed a shot off the foot of the post before a VAR review showed Alex Sandro had handled inside the box, allowing Diego Perotti to bury the resulting penalty. Juventus earned the title of Serie A winter champions as they moved two points clear at the top of the table with a 2-1 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night, but the game was marred by a serious injury to Nicolo Zaniolo.Advertisement Loading… Maurizio Sarri’s side needed just three minutes to take the lead when Merih Demiral volleyed in from a freekick, and they doubled their advantage on the 10-minute mark when Cristiano Ronaldo fired home a penalty after Jordan Veretout had bundled over Paulo Dybala in the box. Read Also: No Juventus exit for Can, Rabiot this JanuaryThe home side had their tail up but Juve created the best chances in the latter stages as Ronaldo headed wide from a good position before substitute Gonzalo Higuain scored from a tight angle, only to be denied by the offside flag.Roma had a chance to snatch a draw at the death when Dzeko’s shot was denied by a superb De Ligt tackle and Lorenzo Pellegrini lashed the follow up over the bar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBest Car Manufacturers In The World15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And Now
Contact DCYP at email@example.com with questions. Dearborn County, In. — Dearborn County Young Professionals’ eighth annual Goofy Golf Outing features a few fun challenges that you won’t find at other charitable golf events.Golf outings are usually dominated by the players who take their game seriously, but this one levels the playing field for those who just like to have fun. While some holes at this quick nine-hole, four-person team scramble will be played the traditional way, others will require teams to play with a tennis ball or putt with a plastic flamingo.Goofy Golf will take place Friday, August 10 at Hidden Valley Golf Club, 19775 Alpine Drive, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Check-in/registration begins at the clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. and tee time is 6:00 p.m.Following the fun on the picturesque course, players will gather in the clubhouse for dinner, drinks, and networking. DCYP will also hand out trophies and prizes to the first-place team, The last-place team will receive the coveted Goofy Golf Horse’s Behind trophies. There will also be some on-course competitions for which prizes will be given.This DCYP event is open to everyone. Cost is $30 per person for DCYP members and employees or owners of Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce member businesses. Registration includes your cart fee, round of golf and an all-you-can-eat buffet after golf. Teams of up to four people can register to play together.There are two ways to sign up. You can register and pay online by visiting www.dearborncountychamber.org/2018/07/27/dcyp-goofy-golf-outing-tees-off-august-10/ and clicking on the PayPal link.Registrations may also be submitted by mailing or dropping off a check made payable to “Dearborn County Young Professionals” to Andrea Ewan, 210 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025. Please include the names of your team members in a note with the check.Funds raised in the DCYP Goofy Golf Outing will go towards DCYP’s high school business planning competition and the DCYP Scholarship Fund benefiting students at Dearborn County’s three high schools: East Central, Lawrenceburg, and South Dearborn.
Wickham said: “I came back and the manager said ‘Just go and do what you do’ and at the end of the day, I am just doing what I get paid to do. I am playing football and thankfully, I am scoring goals.” Wickham trebled his Premier League goal haul with a double in a surprise 2-2 draw at Manchester City on April 16, and struck again as the Black Cats condemned Chelsea to a shock 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge last Saturday. He was at it again on Sunday, opening the scoring with a deft 26th-minute header and then after Fabio Borini’s penalty and a third from substitute Emanuele Giaccherini, completing a crucial victory by repeating the dose at the death. The win gives the Black Cats genuine hope of avoiding the drop – two victories from their remaining three games will almost certainly keep them up whatever happens elsewhere. But as he and his team-mates prepare to take on the challenge of securing a first league victory at Manchester United since May 1968 on Saturday, it is collective, rather than individual, achievement which dominates Wickham’s thoughts. He said: “It’s not about me personally, it’s about the team. We are going to go into every game positive that we can win. “We have gone to City and we have taken a point; we have gone to Chelsea and we have taken three points. We are on a high, so we just need to remain calm and do our thing.” By contrast, Cardiff will return to the north-east next weekend knowing defeat at Newcastle could prove fatal. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was deep in conversation with former United team-mate Wes Brown following the final whistle at the Stadium of Light, and he is banking on another reunion next season. He said: “We are good mates and we both can still do it, those were the words between us. “The two clubs know we are capable of it. They are capable of it, so let’s see who does it at the end.” However, far from flashing an “I told you so” message to his detractors, the England Under-21 international is concentrating solely on completing the job his heroics have made possible. Wickham said: “I have said all the time, I just want to play football and if I play football… “I played numerous games at (Sheffield) Wednesday and Leeds – I didn’t manage to score at Leeds, but at Wednesday, I was in the same form and it’s been recognised for me just to come back in time, score some goals and just to show the manager I have got what it takes. “But I am not going to dwell on the past, I am not going to hold any grudges. I am here now, I am scoring goals and we are moving up the table, so me and the rest of the team are really happy.” Wickham arrived on Wearside from Ipswich as a precocious 18-year-old in June 2011 as then manager Steve Bruce invested heavily in his potential. However, his first 37 Premier League appearances included just 12 starts and one goal and were punctuated by a series of loan spells. His future at Sunderland looked to be bleak when, having failed to make a real impression under Bruce, Martin O’Neill or Paolo Di Canio, he was sent to Wednesday in November and later Leeds by Poyet. However, a run of eight goals in 11 appearances for the Hillsborough club persuaded the Uruguayan to give him another chance with Steven Fletcher injured and Jozy Altidore and Ignacio Scocco becalmed, and he has never looked back since. Connor Wickham will bear no grudges as he continues his one-man mission to fire Sunderland out of relegation trouble. The 21-year-old striker paid off another sizeable portion of his £8.1million transfer fee on Sunday when he scored twice in a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Cardiff which lifted the Black Cats out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. That took Wickham’s tally to five league goals in six starts – all of them in the last three games – since his return from a loan spell at Sky Bet Championship Leeds, a return which has seen him belatedly catapult himself into the affections of fans who had all but given up hope of top-flight survival. Press Association
(MIAMI, January 24, 2020) – If you’re one of the 30,000 passengers expected to touchdown at Miami International Airport for Super Bowl LIV, or you just happen to be passing through between now and Game Day, MIA has a few ways to get you ready for some football before you leave the airport.To help welcome passengers when they set foot in MIA, the airport has recruited three former All-Pros to its Voices of MIA roster: Miami Dolphins legends Dan Marino, Nat Moore and Jason Taylor. Through Super Bowl Sunday, travelers will hear rotating welcome messages from the Miami Dolphins icons via MIA’s public address system.Passengers near gate D47 have the chance to view Football Player, the iconic, hyperrealist sculpture created in 1981 by internationally renowned American artist Duane Hanson (January 17, 1925 – January 6, 1996). In the 1960s, Hanson created his own familiar technique of casting in polyester resins reinforced with fiberglass. Casting from live models, Hanson would use partial body molds which he would then assemble and perfect until the figure matched his conception.In another throwback exhibition, MIA has partnered with Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College to screen video footage from the golden era of the Miami Dolphins via a set of repurposed flight information monitors in Concourse F. The display features archive video from 1966 to 1996 consisting of TV news coverage and home movies documenting the NFL’s only perfect season in 1972 by the Dolphins, their “Dolfans,” local all-time favorite players and more.Passengers of all ages can enjoy interactive games, photo booths and giveaways at MIA’s Tailgate Party near gate D29, January 23-26 and January 30-February 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Super Bowl Sunday, passengers will also be able to watch the game on a jumbo screen in the tailgate area.Looking for Super Bowl LIV gear before the game or on your way back home? More than 25 participating MIA Shops throughout MIA will be selling Super Bowl LIV merchandise, with extended hours the day after the game.“It is a huge honor for Miami-Dade County to host the Super Bowl for a record 11th time, and we’re doing our part at MIA to help our passengers experience some of the excitement being felt throughout our community,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO.
However, Emery’s Arsenal have struggled on the road since the start of the calendar year and have won just three of their last nine away games in all competitions.Napoli on the other hand have lost just once at Stadio San Paolo in Serie A all season – against reigning Italian champions Juventus.“Fifty-fifty, it’s not changed for me. We played the first leg at home and we won,” Emery told a news conference on Wednesday. “That’s a normal result.“But when you play here against Napoli, they can beat you, it’s a possibility because they are very strong at home.“(They will test us) tactically and with this atmosphere here they are going to play with courage. They are ready to play with their head and intelligence.”Arsenal will be without on-loan midfielder Denis Suarez after the club confirmed he stayed in London for treatment on a groin problem.TODAY (8:00pm)Chelsea v S’PragueNapoli v ArsenalFrankfurt v BenficaValencia v VillarrealShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EUROPAUnai Emery believes Arsenal have a “50-50 chance” of reaching the Europa League semifinals despite taking a 2-0 lead into tonight’s second leg against Napoli.Arsenal dominated the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last week as an Aaron Ramsey finish and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal secured the win inside 25 minutes.
Devon Manney photographed by Natalie Ng | Daily TrojanWhen alumnus Devon Manney stepped onstage to accept his student Academy Award in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, the gratitude poured out of him.“No one makes a film in a vacuum,” Manney said. “And ‘Cradle’ is indebted to so many beautiful souls and talented artists that it really just makes me dizzy to think about it.” He went on to thank over a dozen people — his mentors, other artists and of course, the staff at USC’s Panda Express. That encounter encapsulates Manney as a student and a filmmaker — ferociously humble, gracious, with a profound appreciation for the menial. It’s almost as if he doesn’t recognize his own genius that culminated in a silver medal in Animation at the Student Academy Awards, the world’s most prestigious international film festival for college students that received over 1,500 entries and named just 15 winners. With his medal, Manney joins the ranks of previous Student Academy Award winners Spike Lee, Bob Saget and Robert Zemeckis.Manney is fidgety: that much is clear from not just his acceptance speech, but from spending just 10 minutes with him. He has so much on his mind that he physically can’t sit still, even just for a moment.It’s funny, then, that his 14-minute Student Academy Award-winning animated film, “Cradle,” moves so slowly. Set in a post-9/11 landscape, the film details an amputee’s return from the Iraq War in its early stages. Like many other veterans, he struggles to adjust to civilian life. He attempts to rekindle his relationship with his wife and learns how to parent his daughter. But on top of the typical barriers that amputees face, as a double amputee, he is afflicted with phantom limb pain. The film beautifully animates — in every sense of the word — the intense physical and emotional obstacles he faces as he fights for post-war normalcy. Manney latched onto the idea of phantom limbs in a high school psychology class. Something about the phenomenon stuck with him — the post-war metaphor of having the sensation that something is still attached, even if it is forever gone. That eventually made its way to a vague idea for “Cradle,” but it’s not until he started conducting research and interviewing amputees that he felt a duty to tell the story of phantom limb pain, because it was a story that hadn’t yet been told.“Phantom limb pain, which affects a large percentage of amputees, is almost completely uncovered by any media representation,” Manney said. “I wanted to address the real kind of difficulty of what amputees have to go through on a day-to-day basis — on an emotional level, on a physical level and on a neurological level with the phantom limbs.”That goal has guided the past few years of his life. It started with his first semester at USC — Manney took an introduction to animation class with Professor Sheila Sofian, which showed him the possibilities of animation.“It really forces you to hit the ground running in a way to say — there are so many things you can do with this medium, there is no limit to what you can do with animation and to what you can do with film,” Manney said. “The only limits are what you fail to imagine.”Manney started developing the ideas for “Cradle” in his sophomore year. During his next year, he started writing and rewriting scripts, starting with one long enough for a feature film.“He started with a much longer script,” said Sofian, who mentored Manney during his filmmaking process.Sofian, alongside her husband David Fain, also a faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts, helped Manney focus his script — to a whopping 14 minutes of animation in a single year. It’s a project that took a great deal of courage. “And stupidity,” Manney laughed. “There’s a lot of stupidity.”And so, at the beginning of his senior year in 2016, working alongside a team of colorists, a sound designer and a composer, he started the diligent process of animating 14 minutes of film. “I spent somewhere between 12 and 16 hours on average at my cubicle, every day making small incremental progress — day in and day out, trying to tell this story and trying to keep focused on what this character was feeling,” Manney said. “For nine months, that was my life.”Throughout the grueling process, Manney credits his friends, family and mentors for cheering him on along the way. USC’s animation faculty, in particular, provided him invaluable advice and support. “Almost every faculty member inside the animation program at some point helped me out on a huge level with this film,” Manney said. “It owes an insane amount of gratitude to them for sticking with me and this project throughout that process — just constantly telling me that just keep going, keep going, keep going.”Manney’s many thanks don’t end with the animation faculty. “Cradle,” he maintains, could not have been done in any other school besides the School of Cinematic Arts, which provided him crucial opportunity. “They just wouldn’t have given you the creative freedom and support to do a project this crazy, and short-sighted at times, and long, and ambitious, and different,” Manney said.Now that the project is over, there’s a sense that he almost misses the three-year process of bringing Cradle to life — the painstaking, second-by-second animation, the composition of a harmonious score and the realization of a grand vision.“‘Cradle’ was my life, and it was my world, and then the film … you know,” Manney’s voice trailed off.It’s the hallmark of every brilliant filmmaker — someone who is so in love with their craft that the process of creation becomes a part of them. And so, coming off the heels of graduation in May, Manney is looking for his next big, creative project.“It’s kind of a deep, wide ocean that I’m slowly diving back into, but for me that’s really exciting,” Manney said. “I like being in the middle of nowhere and having to try to find something to just grab onto and hang on for dear life — for a couple months, a couple years.”There’s no telling what Manney will do next. Because at 22 years old, he won an Oscar.Manney laughed. He didn’t want to inflate his ego, “A student Oscar.”