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VES professor, alumni win at Sundance

VES professor, alumni win at Sundance

first_imgVisiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) Michael Almereyda has won the Short Film Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival for his U.S. nonfiction film “Skinningrove.” The film profiles photographer and VES professor Chris Killip as he shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village. Two VES teaching assistants, also graduates of VES, worked on the film. Pacho Velez ’03 was cinematographer and Jenny Lim ’12 was responsible for the sound recording.Damien Chazelle ’08 won the Short Film Jury Award in U.S. fiction for his film “Whiplash,” about an aspiring drummer who enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra. Chazelle directed his first feature, “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” while still an undergraduate in the VES program. That film went on to be named one of the best films of the year by the New York Times, the Village Voice, Film Comment, the Boston Globe, and other publications.last_img read more

Rock Eagle B’day

Rock Eagle B’day

first_imgSharing memoriesThe Rock Eagle 4-H Center has been the scene for many childhoodcamp memories and tales. Former 4-Hers will be on hand to recountsome of those tales. “As a 4-H member in Warren County, I took many trips to RockEagle in the late 1960’s and early 70’s,” said Arch Smith,associate state 4-H leader.Dissecting a chicken was his favorite part of 4-H camp, hesaid.”We don’t offer that class during camp any longer,” he said, “butmuch of the program is still the same as it was when I was acamper.”Smith also came to Rock Eagle when he served as a district 4-Hofficer. He attended district project achievement and served as acamp counselor there.”Many of the people I met at Rock Eagle from 1973 to 1976 are myclosest friends today,” he said. Remembering the past, looking to the futureA video history of Rock Eagle will be shown. There will be apresentation on future plans, too. The facility will be gettingnew cottages, a new dining hall and other improvements.The center’s new swimming pool opened for campers on May 31. Thepool will be formally dedicated as part of the afternoon birthdaycelebration.Rock Eagle is the largest of the five 4-H centers operated by theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. Each year thousands of kids participate in the Georgia 4-HEnvironmental Education Program at the center. 4-Hers from acrossthe state come to its summer camping program made availablethrough UGA Extension Service county offices. They also attendcompetitive events, leadership conferences and rallies there. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaPast and present campers, counselors and friends of the RockEagle 4-H Center will gather this month to celebrate its50thbirthday.The celebration will start Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. in thecenter’s Talmadge Auditorium. A reception will be held at 2:30p.m. in the Sutton Dining Hall. Jerry Whiteside, who was the state 4-H president when the centeropened in 1955, will be the master of ceremonies.center_img Rock Eagle hosts thousands yearlyOutside of traditional 4-H events, Rock Eagle also hosts civic,religious and business group conferences and meetings.About 5,000 people used the center its first year. Today, thecenter hosts more than 65,000 visitors annually. It is named for the white quartz effigy mound that lies on ahillside nine miles north of Eatonton, Ga. Historians believethe effigy was built by Woodland Indians who lived in the areafrom 1,000 BC to 1,000 AD. If you would like to reserve a seat at the birthday celebration,call Kady Hill at (706) 484-2899 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

E London IDZ lands first investors

E London IDZ lands first investors

first_img22 July 2005The East London Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) recently announced its first three investors, which are to pump a total of R188-million into the IDZ plant on the west bank of the Eastern Cape city.“It’s exciting times for us at the IDZ and Buffalo City,” says IDZ chief executive Simphiwe Kondlo. “Our strategy is to provide the infrastructure and support to enable companies in the East London IDZ to be globally competitive.”He said the three new investors had responded to the strategy and would now benefit from immediate access, hi-tech telecommunications and close proximity to the port.The East London IDZ, one of four liberalised duty-free areas in South Africa, is just two kilometres from the airport and five kilometres from the port.The zone is finalising the first phase of infrastructure development, but Kondlo says it is ready for investors.Glass manufacturing company Universal Safety Glass is to invest R156-million in the IDZ, a move expected to create 255 jobs over the next two years.General manager Pieter Hugo says his company has confidence in the Eastern Cape’s growing economy. “The East London IDZ is close to the harbour and the airport. This will improve our logistics chain tremendously. We also believe this investment will open up new markets for our business.”Abalone farming facility Wavelengths 150 is to invest R21-million in the zone’s agricultural cluster, and is expected to create 30 jobs for unskilled labour.According to Kondlo, there is a huge export market for many of the Eastern Cape’s agricultural products. “The East London IDZ’s custom control area is an ideal location for export-oriented industry as there are a number of benefits offered to these industries,” he said.Local transport and logistics company Miltrans will also invest R11-million in the zone.More incentivesBusiness Day reported in June that the East London IDZ wants government to consider allowing it to use state incentives, together with those it already offers, to attract investment to the area.Kondlo is quoted in the newspaper as saying the IDZ would offer more of an opportunity if it offered incentives such as those provided by the Motor Industry Development Programme.This programme provides preferential tariff rates for vehicle components being imported into SA based on the value of components exported from SA.The zone has commissioned auditing firm KPMG to carry out a study on whether motor industry incentives could be used in combination with its own incentives, Kondlo said.According to Business Day, the zone already offers businesses established there duty-free imports, no restrictions on foreign equity ownership or on profit repatriation, no currency restrictions and no value-added tax on components coming into the zone.Besides offering further incentives to investors, the zone wants Eastern Cape infrastructure to be upgraded. Kondlo said there was no direct rail link between East London and Port Elizabeth, which is about 300km away and has an IDZ of its own.He told Business Day that East London could not develop as an “island”, economically separate from Port Elizabeth and South Africa’s economic heartland in Gauteng.Source: Buffalo Citylast_img read more

New Delhi There have been three firing incidents

New Delhi There have been three firing incidents

first_imgNew Delhi: There have been three firing incidents in various parts of Delhi within a span of 24 hours which left two persons dead and one battling for life. The three shooting incidents occurred in Kalyanpuri, Rohini and New Usmanpur area.In the first incident, objecting to the foul language of some ruffians proved fatal for a young man as he was murdered by the group in Kalyanpuri area of East Delhi. The man was shot dead purportedly for objecting to their use of foul language. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe victim has been identified as Jaspal, a resident of the same area. Sources said that the incident took place when some men in a car were using bad language which was objected to by Jaspal. This made the men furious and they fired at Jaspal. The firing took merely 100 meters from the local police station. The police said that the cause of the murder was being ascertained. A criminal, Guddu, has been detained and investigations were underway. Police recovered a damaged motorbike from the spot, which was said to belong to the criminals involved in the incident. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaIn the second incident, a 22-year-old man was shot dead by some persons in Rohini’s Prem Nagar allegedly after an argument over consumption of liquor, police said on Tuesday. The man, identified as Ashish was living inPrem Nagar in a live in relationship with a girl. Ashish was involved in smuggling of illicit liquor, a senior police officer said. On Monday, at around 8 pm, an argument broke out between him and some persons over consuming liquor, following which one of the accused shot him in the stomach. He died instantly. The third incident happened in North east Delhi’s Brahampuri where a man was shot by unidentified assailants. The victim Mohammad Abbas received a bullet injury on his neck. He is admitted and his condition is said to be stable. “The injured, as well as other persons present at the time of the incident, have not alleged any one. The circumstances seem suspicious,” said Ved Prakash Surya, DCP North East Delhi. On September 26, a man identified as Mohammad Hasan was shot dead in the same area by gunmen.last_img read more

Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerje

Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerje

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) of releasing excess water, thereby leading to a flood-like situation in several districts, including Malda, Murshidabad, Hooghly, and Howrah. She was speaking at the state secretariat, Nabanno.According to state government sources, nearly 2.5 lakh people have been affected by the flood-like situation in Malda district. The situation may get worst if it continues to rain heavily. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The internal report of the state administration said some parts of Howrah and Hooghly have been flooded after the DVC released 75,000 cusec water on Monday. The government formed a committee and a control room to monitor the flood-like situation. “The Chief Secretary will head that committee and the control room will be open 24X7. We do not want to take any chance. We are prepared for any adverse situation,” Banerjee said. She also said lack of proper dredging in barrages is causing the flood-like situation in some parts of the state. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway If proper dredging was carried out in the barrages they could have held more water, she said. Sources from the district said many low-lying areas have been inundated. They claimed Malda alone received 99.80 mm rain since Monday. Several mud houses have collapsed creating further problem for people residing in low-lying areas. The flood-like situation triggered by incessant rain has thrown normal life out of gear. Even hospital premises were inundated. Malda Medical College and Hospital has also been badly affected, sources added. The ground floors of almost all houses have been flooded and many areas are without electricity supply for hours. Water has also entered the district collectorate, police stations, the district magistrate’s residence and government offices, said sources.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Singapore Singapores new law to combat fake new

Singapore Singapores new law to combat fake new

first_imgSingapore: Singapore’s new law to combat “fake news” came into effect Wednesday despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a “chilling” attempt to stifle dissent. The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down. Facebook, Twitter and Google — who have their Asian headquarters in Singapore — were given temporary exemptions from a handful of provisions in the act to give them time to adapt. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIf an action is judged to be malicious and damaging to Singapore’s interests, companies could be hit with fines of up to Simgaporean dollar 1 million (USD 720,000), while individuals could face jail terms of up to 10 years. Authorities in the tightly controlled country — long criticised for restricting civil liberties — insist the measures are necessary to stop the circulation of falsehoods that could sow divisions in society and erode trust in institutions. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsBut the laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies and media organisations. Activists fear the legislation could also be used to crack down on dissent in the run-up to a general election in Singapore, expected within months, and there are concerns it could erode academic freedoms. Journalist and activist Kirsten Han, who is the editor-in-chief of independent media outlet New Naratif, said the legislation was “extremely worrying”. “It’s such a broad law that it’s hard to predict how it’s going to be applied. What’s of immediate concern is the chilling effect and the further entrenchment of self-censorship,” she told AFP. After the law was passed in May, Google said it was concerned the legislation will “hurt innovation and the growth of the digital information ecosystem”. Critics are especially concerned it will be up to authorities alone to judge what is “fake news”, but the government insists any decision can be challenged in the courts. It will cost just Singaporean dollar 200 to file an appeal and there will be no court fees for the first three days of hearings, an apparent response to complaints that most people don’t have the means to take on the government. S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, insisted the law was “not so much about controlling free speech”. “We share the common objective of wanting to allow people to engage on social media platforms… in order to have that contest of ideas,” he said, in an interview with CNBC. The law could be a concern for international media, many of which have sizeable operations in the city-state.last_img read more

Houston Thousands of people from all walks of lif

Houston Thousands of people from all walks of lif

first_imgHouston: Thousands of people from all walks of life turned out for the day-long ceremonies here on Wednesday to honour slain Indian-American police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was shot dead on duty during a traffic stop. Dhaliwal, 42, was the first Sikh sheriff’s deputy in Harris County with a population of over 10,000 Sikhs. He made national headlines when he was allowed to grow a beard and wear a turban on the job. He was gunned down while conducting a routine mid-day traffic stop in northwest of Houston on Friday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The fallen deputy’s funeral included processions, a traditional Sikh funeral and a law enforcement funeral with a 21-gun salute from fellow officers and a helicopter flyover. As ‘Amazing Grace’ was played on the bagpipes, members of Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) folded the American flag that covered his casket and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez presented it to Dhaliwal’s widow who clutched it to her heart. After final ceremonies from the law enforcement memorial service, the Dhaliwal family and members of HCSO headed to the Winford Funeral Home for a closed cremation. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests The procession route was lined with blue and white signs reading “Always in Our Hearts,” and “In Loving Memory of Deputy Dhaliwal.” People had posted custom yard signs, billboards and flowers all along the route and in the neighbourhood. At the service, Simratpal Singh, a US Army Captain, flanked by other members of the Sikh community in military service, described Dhaliwal as “humble, fearless, not dissuaded by negativity.” “Our lion may be gone physically but his legacy of selfless service and of breaking down barriers will continue to live,” he said. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking before thousands during the Sikh part of the ceremony, addressed Dhaliwal’s wife and three children in saying the community “supports you and lifts you up.” “We are grateful for your father’s service, and his sacrifice and his legacy,” Cruz said. Dhaliwal, the father of three, joined the force 10 years back and was the state’s first law enforcement officer to receive permission to wear a religious turban and beard while on duty. Commissioner Adrian Garcia who hired Dhaliwal 10 years ago said the stadium full of people and the deputy’s celebration of life was “fit for a king.” As he addressed Dhaliwal’s father, he said, “Baba, you raised a good man. You raised him with a heart of gold. It is unfair that a father should outlive his son.” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he doesn’t normally speak at public funerals but he was honoured to be invited to speak at Dhaliwal’s funeral. “Since 2015, we’ve lost 50… 50 men and women of law enforcement in the line of duty and Deputy Dhaliwal was the 50th,” he said. “He (Sandeep) did more in his life than some people do in a hundred years, he added. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said it was “moments like these when we fall on our faith.” “He (Dhaliwal) was the ambassador of all that is good. And the way he died does not erase that,” Turner said. “In a city that happens to be the most diverse in the country, is a city, because of this one person, on this day and hopefully days to come, will be the most unified it has ever been,” added Turner. Gonzalez said Dhaliwal was a trailblazer and wore his Sikh faith on the outside for all to see. “Sandeep was an inspiration to us all and was considered to be one of our finest deputies, with a bright future to match his beautiful bright personality. I will miss the gentle smile and embrace I received each time I saw him,” he said. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the nation’s first Sikh state’s attorney general, said Dhaliwal “inspired an entire generation of Sikhs” to join public service. The services on Wednesday followed a candlelight vigil by the sheriff’s office for Dhaliwal on Monday and a 48-hour-long prayer-vigil. Dhaliwal was killed in the town of Cypress after pulling over a vehicle for running a stop sign. Investigators said video from a dashboard camera shows the suspect, 47-year-old Robert Solis, getting out of his car, approaching Dhaliwal from behind and shooting him twice in the head. Police said Solis had a warrant for his arrest on parole violations and likely feared that his arrest would mean a return to prison. Solis, who has been charged with capital murder, was arrested at a nearby grocery parking lot.last_img read more

New Delhi After tomatoes dal is next in line to

New Delhi After tomatoes dal is next in line to

first_imgNew Delhi: After tomatoes, dal is next in line to bear the brunt of spiralling prices during the festive season. In the last one week, the price of urad dal has increased by Rs 450-Rs 850 per quintal in the major markets of the country. Along with urad, the prices of moong, masoor and chickpeas (chana) dal have also gone up. Experts opine that pulses will be more expensive because the urad crop has suffered in Madhya Pradesh due to the incessant rain. At the same time, sowing of pulses has also been estimated to be less in this kharif season than last year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar Rajni, a resident of Delhi’s Mandawali area, said that after the spike in vegetable prices, she used to manage with potatoes and lentils as the prices were low, but now pulses have also become expensive. Earlier, chickpeas (chana) was available at Rs 55-Rs 60 per kg, but now it has gone up to Rs 65-Rs 70 per kg while chickpea lentils (chana dal) is at Rs 90 per kg. Mumbai’s Amit Shukla, a pulses market expert, said that there was a rumour in the market on Tuesday that the government is going to impose a stock limit on pulses for wholesale and retail traders, which led to a one-day fall in the prices of all pulses. But for the last one week, the prices of gram, moong and lentils have been going up. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka The wholesale price of Urad’s FAQ (imported from Burma) variety in the country’s financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday was Rs 5,450 per quintal, which is Rs 550 more than the previous week. At the same time, the price of FAQs in the National Capital Region of Delhi was up by Rs 450 to Rs 5,400 per quintal from the previous week. The price of FAQ Urad in Chennai was Rs 5,650, UQ of SQ Variety was Rs 6,775 per quintal. In Chennai, the prices of FAQ and SQ have increased by Rs 600 and Rs 525 per quintal respectively in the last one week. The price of FAQ Urad in Kolkata rose by Rs 850 to Rs 6,200 per quintal in the last one week. The price of moong has also increased by Rs 100-Rs 200 in various cities during the last one week. The price of Rajasthan Line Moong was Rs 6,100 per quintal in Delhi on Tuesday. In Delhi, the price of moong has increased by Rs 200 per quintal in the last one week. At the same time, the price of gram has increased by Rs 25-Rs 100 per quintal in major mandis of the country in the last one week. In Ganj Basoda, Madhya Pradesh, the price of desi gram increased by Rs. 100 to Rs. 4,100 on Tuesday. The price of Lemon Tur in Delhi was Rs 5,300 a quintal and there has been no significant change in the price in the last one week. During the crop year 2018-19 (July-June), the total production of all pulses was estimated to be 234.8 lakh tonnes, while traders indicated that the total consumption of pulses in the country was around 240 lakh tonnes. Not only this, in the current crop year 2019-20, the production of Kharif pulses could be 82.3 lakh tonnes in 2019 as compared to 92.2 lakh tonnes in 2018. President of the All-India Dal Mill Association, Suresh Agarwal told IANS that the government agency National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) has a full stock of red gram and Bengal gram and also the new crops of red gram will arrive in November-December. Madhya Pradesh has received non-stop rain for 40 days which has damaged the fields and the crop. It also affected the crop of green gram and black gram by 25-30 per cent. If the rain continues in the state then black gram and green gram might suffer further losses and their prices might increase by 5-10 per cent.last_img read more

New Delhi Political leaders in Kashmir who have

New Delhi Political leaders in Kashmir who have

first_imgNew Delhi: Political leaders in Kashmir, who have been placed under house arrest since August 5 as part of the lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir following the revocation of Article 370 provisions, will be released from detention in a phased manner, an adviser to J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik said.”Yes, one by one after analysis of every individual, they will be released,” Farooq Khan was quoted as saying by ANI when asked if Kashmiri leaders will be released from detention after Jammu region leaders. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework On Wednesday, around a dozen top Opposition leaders of the Jammu region were allowed to move out of their homes to resume their political activities. The lifting of restrictions on movements of Jammu Opposition leaders came ahead of the first Block Development Council elections in the state, scheduled for October 24. National Conference provincial president and former J&K minister Devender Rana, younger brother of Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the PMO, had told The Indian Express: “A senior police officer called me late Tuesday night, saying restrictions imposed on us have been lifted and now we are free to go anywhere and meet party workers.” Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Sajjad Kitchloo, another former state minister and ex-NC lawmaker, and Javed Rana, a former MLC, too said restrictions imposed on their movements outside homes have been lifted. “Police personnel outside our residences have been withdrawn,” they said. The situation in J&K continues to remain volatile as authorities had reimposed restrictions in Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Protests had broken out in several parts of Srinagar after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan finished their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly. A grenade was lobbed at CRPF personnel in downtown Srinagar, but it had missed the target. The CRPF issued a release on the attack, making it possibly the first militant strike acknowledged by the forces since the August 5 scrapping of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more