SA, Liberia Keen to Boost Trade Ties

first_imgSouth Africa and Liberia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seeks to create a legal framework to improve trade and economic relations between the two countries. According to the South Africa Business Report magazine the South African government said the agreement also seeks to foster mutually beneficial relations and stimulate private sector interest and other forms of economic activity in the respective countries. The Liberian delegation, led by Andrew G. Paygar-Flangiah (Deputy Minister of Commerce and Trade, responsible for small business and administration), was hosted by Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Elizabeth Thabethe in Pretoria on Wednesday. South Africa Department of Small Business Development said the two countries have potential to create megaprojects in key areas such as tourism, transport, energy, agriculture and agro-processing, mineral resources, health, defense and justice as well as trade and investment, which can benefit small to medium enterprises. Recently, the Liberia Business Association decried foreign domination of the country’s economy, though many companies withdrew because of the Ebola epidemic. The Liberian delegation will be in South Africa for about a week, conducting a study tour on small business development with a particular focus on the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s incubation support program, including pre- and post-support in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West.ANA Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2015 Junior Goat Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Junior Wether Goat: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Reserve Champion Junior Wether Goat : Zach Johnson, Clinton Co.3. Megan Gibboney, Franklin Co.4. Cami Reveal, Clinton Co.5. Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Numbers continue to climb in the Junior Wether Goat Show with more than 300 entries this year. This is also the first year for an Outstanding Market Exhibitor competition for goats due to sufficient funds being raised at the Sale of Champions.Junior Wether Goat Show resultsHeavyweight Champion: Megan Gibboney, Franklin Co.Heavyweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Middleweight Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Middleweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Lightweight Champion: Zach Johnson, Clinton Co.Lightweight Reserve Champion: Cami Reveal, Clinton Co. Junior Dairy Goat resultsAlpineChampion: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.Reserve Champion: Drew Buroker, Logan Co. LamanchaChampion: Alexandrea Stewart, Ross Co.Reserve Champion: Alexandrea Stewart, Ross Co. AOBChampion: Jacob Serio, KnoxReserve Champion: Olivia Serio, Knox Co. NubianChampion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co.Reserve Champion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co. Recorded GradeChampion: Tristan Cox, Hancock CountyReserve Champion: Lauren Davis, Clinton Co. SaanenChampion: Kolton Baer, Trumbull Co.Reserve Champion: Jenna Johnson, Delaware Co. ToggenburgChampion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co.Reserve Champion: Robert Spitler, Preble Co. Cami Reveal, Clinton County, won Class 3 with her lightweight wether. Class 4 Isaac Beal, Miami County, shows his lightweight wether. Class 4 Heather Cade, Delaware County, was the intermediate dairy goat showmanship winner. Here she is helping to show the Lamancha Breeder’s Choice Trio winners in the Open Show with McKinley Roll and Julie Lucas from Delaware County. Drew Buroker, 15, from Logan County, had the Alpine Champion and Reserve Champion in the Junior Dairy Goat Show. This AOB class in the Open show was won by Regina Bauscher with her Nigerian Dwarf in first and Ashley Siferd’s Oberhasli in second. Eli Hollingsworth, from Champaign County, works hard to get his goat positioned for the judge. Katie Egbert from Shelby County won her class in the middleweight division. Olivia McDade form Dark County was the Class 11 class winner. Paige Pence from Clark County had the Middleweight Champion. Taylor Carr from Athens County had the Middleweight Reserve Champion. Heavyweights Heavyweight Reserve Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co. Zach Johnson watches the judge.last_img read more

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Cinematography

first_imgWatch TutorialsImage via Awesome Cinematography Tutorial: The Flip Shot.We truly live in a golden age of information as pretty much anything you want to learn, you can learn online by watching videos. Filmmaking may be one of the great examples of the democratization of knowledge, as there are an endless number of videos that can explain everything from cinematography basics to camera breakdowns to a litany of concepts, tips, and tricks.6 Filmmaking Tutorials for CinematographersCinematography Tutorials Will Help You Put Some Brains Behind Your Cinematic Choices20 Lighting Tutorials for Film and VideoYou can also keep developing your cinematography by subscribing to channels like PremiumBeat’s YouTube channel or keeping tabs on our archives here.What are your tips and tricks for improving at cinematography? Let us know in the comments. Use InstagramImage via Shutterstock.Like it or not, Instagram is not only a cultural phenomenon for sharing food pics, it’s also a powerful tool for aspiring cinematographers. Depending on how much you want to utilize its potential, Instagram can be a great means to try new perspectives and develop an understanding of what makes certain images stand out. With its in-depth editing options covering everything from contrast to pulling out colors in highlights and shadows, it’s a great program to keep you constantly trying new things.8 Cinematographers to Follow on InstagramHow Instagram Can Help Cinematographers!Ryan Booth on Career, Life and Instagram Try Different Cameras and LensesImage via Shutterstock.A good director of photography needs not only a comprehensive understanding of cinematography but also an astute knowledge of camera technology. Finding ways to shoot on different cameras — either by renting, borrowing, or buying — is a great way to expand your camera repertoire. When you do try different cameras, try to understand each camera’s strengths and weaknesses for your specific cinematography style.The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000How To Choose The Best Camera For Your Video ProductionImportant Cameras of Cinematic History Use Different Aspect RatiosImage via Shutterstock.Another way to get a cinematographer out of his or her comfort zone (which is important for growth), is to practice shooting in different aspect ratios. A good cinematographer should have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to shoot in everything from a 1:1 box to 2.35:1 cinemascope. A DP will have a major say in what aspect ratio is right for a project and will make their selections and recommendations based on what the story dictates.Using Aspect Ratios Like a Pro: Why Choose One Ratio Over Another?Movie Making Manual/Cinematography/Aspect ratios352 Free Letterbox Templates for Video Editing (8K, 4K, HD & More) Try out these 7 tips and tricks to expand your skill set and improve as a cinematographer.Cover image via Shutterstock.Like any artist, a good cinematographer must constantly look for ways to hone his or her craft. While it’s easy to say “practice, practice, practice,” it’s harder to find creative and pragmatic ways to expand your knowledge base, day in and day out.Let’s explore seven tips and tricks that can help you become a better cinematographer.Take Up PhotographyImage via Shutterstock.It’s simple and it’s true: cinematography shares many of its principles with photography. However, you could argue that the stakes are higher in photography as a single frame must maximize all of its elements to convey a feeling and tell a story. Camera settings like exposure, color temperature, and depth of field are as important as framing concepts like the rule of thirds; focus; and foreground, middleground, and background.Here are some resources on how to improve your cinematography with photography (and vice versa).Find Cinematic Inspiration with These Visionary PhotographersThree Ways Cinematography Can Improve Your PhotographyTranslating Your Photography Skills to CinematographyCinematography and Photography Concepts Simplified Learn to Color GradeImage via Shutterstock.As film crews are continuing to shrink and roles continuing to merge, a good cinematographer in today’s multifaceted environment needs a good understanding of color grading — if not how to double in that role altogether. If you think about it, it really makes sense for a DP to know how an image is going to color in post and how to shoot intentionally to prepare for those results.The Video Editor’s Guide to Color GradingThe Difference Between Color Correction and Color Grading35 Free LUTs for Color Grading Videos Practice StoryboardingImage via Shutterstock.While it may not be the most glamorous part of the profession, storyboarding is often a major part of a cinematographer’s job. A good cinematographer must often painstakingly storyboard every shot throughout an entire film — often by hand. If you’re a forward-looking individual, check out some of the many online and app options to streamline storyboarding. But make sure you’re ready to dive in deep, as storyboarding is where a true cinematographer can shine.Free Storyboard Template for Film and Video ProjectsThe Unifying Power of StoryboardsWorkflow Tip: Storyboard Your Animations in Adobe Illustratorlast_img read more

Championing menstrual health with an eye on Guinness

first_imgThe Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) school near Pune Airport was on Monday transformed into a beehive of activity as 1,700 adolescents gathered in the school premises to attempt a Guinness World Record on generating awareness on menstrual health and hygiene.Organisers of the event claimed that this was the largest ever group of adolescent girls and boys “under one roof” for such a awareness session. on menstrual health and hygiene.The programme was the joint initiative of the Bengaluru-based Motherhood Hospital, a leading healthcare chain specialising in women and children’s health and the Pune-based Spherule Foundation, an NGO that works on women’s empowerment and health-related issues.“We were recently approached by the Records Committee of the Guinness Book of World Records who encouraged us to conduct this event on a larger scale as we had been specializing in the field of women and children’s health. Hence, we tied up with the Spherule Foundation to conceptualize this event of educating adolescent girls and boys on the importance of menstrual health and hygiene,” said Dr. Rajeshwari Pawar, consultant, gynaecologist and obstetrician, Motherhood Hospitals.In her 40-minute address, Dr. Pawar addressed the students in a lively 40-minute speech in which she spoke of the importance of menstrual hygiene and busted stereotypes and myths associated with the subject.She said the unique initiative was aimed at dispelling the many doubts faced by young girls regarding menstruation.“The point of this gathering is to spark awareness among girls and boys on a subject often swept under the carpet,” said Dr. Pawar.She observed that a 2016 survey conducted by UNICEF in the Indian hinterland showed that 80% of the subjects stored their menstrual cloth in an unsanitary place for further use while 50% failed to dry their menstrual rags outside and in full sunlight which is an essential condition required to kill bacteria. “Our joint initiative is trying to help our society understand the importance of menstruation and how to overcome the stigma around it,” remarked Dr. Pawar.“The global silence and shame around menstruation is alarming. In India alone, 23 million girls drop out of schools annually. This translates into one in every five girls owing to lack of menstrual hygiene management facilities, like availability of sanitary napkins and a logical awareness of menstruation,” said Dr. Geeta Bora, Founder, Spherule Foundation.Speaking on the initiative, Vijayarathna V, CEO, Motherhood Hospitals, said: “There is a huge societal gap and lack of knowledge on menstrual hygiene. In India barely 18% of 355 million menstruating women use sanitary napkins with the rest unable to afford them, often resorting to using unhygienic substances such as newspapers, sand, leaves, mud or unsterilised clothes leading to vaginal and urinary tract infections, infertility and other reproductive health complications.”last_img read more

Tendons and muscles

first_imgTendons connect muscles to their bony origins and insertions.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img