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96 students graduate from Hinterland Scholarship Programme 2019

first_imgStudents at the graduation ceremony in 2018A total of 96 students pursuing their secondary education under the Hinterland Scholarship Programme (HSP), facilitated by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, have once again been recognised for their outstanding performances at various secondary institutions within the capital city and beyond.These students mainly comprised of form five students who recently sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.Held at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown, the ceremony was graced by the presence of Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe; Permanent Secretary, Alfred King; Member of Parliament (MP) and Ministerial Advisor, Mervin Williams and family members of the graduates.Minister Garrido-Lowe, who was tasked with delivering the feature address at the auspicious ceremony, in her address to the graduates, expressed great satisfaction towards students of the respective regions taking advantage of and greatly benefitting from the programme which will in turn help to develop their communities.“It is very pleasing that we are sending skilled persons into the respective regions to better their communities… Human Capital Development is a front-burner subject of any Government’s agenda. Our Government is proud of the fact that we have been allocating much more resources towards this cause, and is evidenced in the way we approach development in Guyana.” The Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted Garrido-Lowe saying.The Minister further reiterated that her Ministry is continually developing and putting measures in place to aid in the development of the country’s people, while further urging the students to pursue higher education.“We need more educators, health workers, professional agriculturists and business people. The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has been tirelessly doing its part and will continue to push harder for real-time development of our peoples…We need technical and qualified people to carry out these initiatives to the highest level” she underscored.In addition, Member of Parliament (MP) and Ministerial Advisor, Mervin Williams in his brief remarks also admonished the students to grasp opportunities as they become available while reassuring them that they will continue to have the Government’s support in their educational journey.The HSP initiative was developed with the goal of assisting and motivating students to aspire their educational, social and cultural potentials and presently has 608 students who are enrolled in the programme across all ten administrative regions.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

Arcata tennis team has won 53 of 54 matches this season after sweep of Ferndale

first_imgArcata >> If you happen to win a game against a member of the Arcata Tigers boys tennis team this season, keep the ball as a souvenir because it’s a rarity. The Tigers ran their record to perfect 6-0 as they defeated the Ferndale Wildcats 9-0 on Tuesday at Arcata High School. The 9-0 victory was the Tigers’ fifth sweep in six meets this season. Arcata has won an impressive 53 of 54 matches on the year, losing just one match to Eureka in an 8-1 win on March 9.“Overall, I’m really proud of our …last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Ein GIGAntisches Geocaching-Erlebnis – “Mia san Giga” 2014

first_imgEin GIGAntisches Geocaching-Erlebnis – “Mia san Giga” 2014Am 15. August 2014 fand das weltweit erste Geocaching Giga-Event statt. Annie, Andrea, Raine und Annika machten sich aus dem Geocaching Hauptquartier in Seattle auf in die bayerische Hauptstadt München, um diesem historischen Moment beizuwohnen (und eine Mordsgaudi zu haben). Dies ist Annikas Erfahrungsbericht vom Giga-Event in München.Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Tintenklexx.Stay tuned for the trip report in English! SharePrint RelatedEin Blick hinter die Kulissen von Mega- und Giga-EventsAugust 27, 2019In “Deutsch”Geocacher schreiben Geschichte beim Geowoodstock 2018June 29, 2018In “Deutsch”Liebst Du Geocaching? Da bist Du nicht alleine!January 30, 2017In “Deutsch” “Mia san GIGA” war der Schlachtruf des ersten Geocaching Giga-Events der Welt in München. Um sich für das Giga-Icon zu qualifizieren musste für dieses Event eine Besucherzahl von mindestens 5000 Geocachern nachgewiesen werden. Mit über 8000 Besuchern, die sich am 15. August im Olympiastadion in München einfanden, wurde diese Vorraussetzung beinahe doppelt erfüllt. Auch die Münchner Geocache-Besitzer bekamen davon etwas zu spüren. Zur gleichen Zeit im Vorjahr wurden für Geocaches in München und Umgebung ca. 3500 Geocache-Logs geschrieben. Dieses Jahr waren es beinahe 74.000 (das sind mehr als 2000% zusätzliche Logs).Die Giga-Organisatoren richteten darüber hinaus zwei weitere Events am 14. und am 16. August aus, die mit jeweils mehr als 1000 Besuchern selbst schon “mega”-groß waren.Beim zünftigen Ochsenessen-Event am Freitagabend wurde ein ganzes Rind am Spieß gegrillt. “Franzl”, so der Name des Rindes, war zart und die Beilagen und das frisch gezapfte Bier köstlich. Nachdem der Hunger gestillt war, wurde es sehr gesellig und wir hatten Zeit uns mit einigen altbekannten und vielen neuen Freunden aus aller Welt zu unterhalten. Neben interessanten Gesprächen, durften wir einige tolle Geocoins und sogar trackable Fingernagelschmuck bewundern.Am nächsten Tag wurde es etwas gewaltiger. Das Olympiastadion war der Hauptveranstaltungsort für das Giga-Event. Hier teilte sich unser Team aus dem Geocaching HQ mit Reviewern aus ganz Deutschland einen Info-Stand. Wir hatten die einmalige Chance tausenden Geocachern kennenzulernen, darunter Geocaching-Teams aus England, Schweden, Norwegen, Bulgarien, der Türkei und vielen anderen Ländern. Über unseren Köpfen flogen derweil vor Freude jauchzende Geocacher in 35 m Höhe an einer Zipleine durch das Stadion.Für weniger abenteuerlustige konnte im Olympiastadion bei verschiedenen Händlern von Geocaching-Socken bis hin zu Geocoins erworben werden, was das Geocacher-Herz begehrte. An mehreren Essenständen und im Biergarten konnte man sich stärken und für den Geocaching-Nachwuchs war auf dem Olympiaberg ein eigenes Zelt aufgebaut, in dem später sogar einen Zaubershow zu sehen war.Das erwachsene Kind wurde im Olympiastadion zudem mit Spielen wie dem “Masskruag stemma” (hier musste man einen mit Wasser gefüllten Masskrug möglichst lange mit ausgestrecktem Arm halten) oder “Kua melkn” (die Kuh war sehr geduldig :)). Es war so eine Gaudi, dass sogar Sonnenkönig Ludwig und Kaiserin Sissi sich das tolle Event nicht entgehen ließen.Wem das noch nicht genug war, der konnte sich mit dem Finden der 30 Lab-Caches vergnügen, durch welche man an die interessantesten Orte Münchens geführt wurde.Am Sonntag fand das aufregende Wochenende einen schönen Ausklang beim Frühstücksevent im festlichen Saal des berühmten Münchner Hofbräuhauses. Mit einem letzten Maß und Weißwürsteln ließen wir die schönen Erlebnisse noch einmal auf uns wirken und konnten noch ein paar interessante Gespräche führen.Unser Fazit: Das weltweit erste GIGA-Event war ein rundum gelungenes Fest bei dem die gesellige und freundliche Natur der Geocacher aus aller Welt das Erlebnis abrundete. Danke an alle, mit denen ich das Glück hatte ein schönes Gespräch führen zu dürfen und vielen Dank an die Orga und alle freiwilligen Helfer für den reibungslosen Ablauf. Wir kommen gerne wieder!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Killing Screen Time in Film

first_imgDiscover how to kill screen time in your next film or video production by making creative use of time indicators. Top Image: Pulp Fiction via MiramaxMovies are a time-based medium and the clock is always ticking both onscreen and in the attention spans of your viewers. While some movies occur over an approximation of real time, countless scripts call for a rapid (and clear) disposal of screen time. Let’s consider how to creatively kill screen time for your next project. Ellipsis EditingBreaking Bad via AMCUsing visual indicators to kill screen time is similar to an ellipsis cut, a pretty standard editing technique wherein actions are condensed onscreen. If someone is cooking something, you can effectively reduce the amount of time it takes to complete the action through ellipsis editing. Example of Ellipsis via Robert DeloriaSimple transition effects such as a fade, dissolve, wipe, or jump cut can also be used to suggest either a small or large passage of time. And let’s not forget the use of montage to show time rapidly passing as can be seen in the “gear up” montage used in action movies. On-the-Nose IndicatorsThe common use of transitions isn’t the only tool in your screen time killing kit. When you need something a little more interesting, look no further than visual indicators, which can allow you to leap across time in a single cut or transition. First, let’s consider the easiest and most obvious — or, on the nose — options and then ignore them as often as possible.Using a clock in any way to show the passage of minutes or hours is not very subtle. That said, it does work and sometimes might be your only option.In the same way, using a calendar as it fills up with X marks (or loses pages) or jump cuts between months also works, but it’s just a little too easy.It’s almost better to have a text graphic, or intertitle, appear on screen indicating, “One year later.” You can also just have a character say it as subtly as possible. But these options are just a little too overt. Wouldn’t you rather have something a little more unique, like Walter White’s bacon birthday indicator?Plants and SeasonsThe key to a good visual time indicator is using something that your viewers already understand in its relationship to time, either through everyday life or something that has been set up earlier in your movie. By picking something that goes through a known visual change over time, an edit between the two points in time works in the same way that an ellipsis edit works. If in one shot a plant is alive and the next shot the plant is dead, it’s pretty clear that time has passed. If you’re worried about clarity, employ timelapse as used in the 2014 film, Burying the Ex (available via Netflix). Check out the time transition around the 24-minute mark.Plants can die or they can spring back to life and bear fruit (fruit can also usefully rot to indicate the passage of time). Seasonal change happens every year and there are plenty of ways to use this known indicator of time besides the somewhat advanced technique used in A Beautiful Mind, seen above via Universal and Thoithoi O’Cottage.Along with the changing seasons, characters tend to change the clothing they wear dependent on the time of year. If from one scene to the next, your character is wearing shorts or summer clothing and in the next scene the same character is wearing a parka or winter clothing, a time shift can be deduced.Fire and IceFire inflicts great change upon what it burns. If your characters are sitting around a blazing fire in one scene and the next scene reveals the fire to be a smoldering pile of ashes, time has clearly passed. The same can be said of a diminishing candle or a cigarette burned to a nub. And let’s not forget the enemy of fire, water. Water freezes, melts, and boils given the right temperature and enough time.Hair, Weight, and WoundsCast Away via 20th Century FoxFacial hair is a great way to show the passage of time. Cast Away is a well-known example, but using facial hair as a visual time indicator has also proven useful for movies based around flashback scenes where the character in the past and the present need visual differentiation.Raging Bull and Cast Away use the main character’s weight gain (or loss) to indicate a passage of time. This kind of transition is a little trickier and may require a longer shooting schedule, but the effect is usually memorable. Raging Bull via United ArtistsWounds in movies are a little easier since you’ve got the power of makeup effects on your side. If a character gets hurt in some way and is then healed later in the movie, either you’ve got continuity errors — or a really cool way to show the passage of time. Unless your character is Deadpool, the healing process takes awhile. Deadpool via 20th Century FoxAgingBoyhood via IFC FilmsDependent on the makeup effects, aging characters can also be a good time indicator. And in the rare instances when you have twelve years to make a movie, you might even get a movie like Boyhood, which is kind of in a class of its own when it comes to jumping through time. In your own efforts to kill screen time in your next film, keep these transitions in mind (better yet, come up with your own!) instead of settling for a shot of a clock or a calendar. Feel free to share your own techniques of killing screen time in the comments below!What We Do in the Shadows via Paramountlast_img read more


December 12, 2019 0

Hotties at Gold Awards pre bash

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November 28, 2019 0