Culture Department to host flag raising concert on Friday

first_img53rd Independence anniversaryThe Culture Department’s second annual flag raising concert will be hosted on Friday at the Stabroek Market Square in observance of Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary celebrations.Among the exciting local artistes expected to perform at the concert are Jomo Primo; reigning Chutney King, Steven Ramphal; Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts; Michelle “Big Red” King; Young Bill Rogers and Gavin Mendonca among others.At a press conference hosted on Wednesday at the Culture Department’s office on Main Street, Georgetown, a few of the artistes promised an exhilarating time.Primo told Guyana Times that the event is perfect for persons who are visiting to get a glimpse of Guyana’s rich culture as the event will be showcasing only local talent. It will feature soca, chutney, calypso and even gospel music.Coordinator of the Independence celebrations, Andrew Tyndall, was keen to note that security will be provided as he noted too that last year’s concert had thousands of attendees and no incidents were recorded.Following Friday’s concert will be a flag raising and youth rally on Sunday at D’Urban Park, beginning at 10:00h.The one-hour programme will see the participation of 5000 students from various regions in the rally, as well as the choir. This year is the first year that so many youths are participating, Tyndall told the media.He explained that the Department is seeking to develop patriotism among the young people at an early age.last_img read more

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Derek Carr gushes over Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, Trent Brown

first_imgDerek Carr took to his YouTube channel Tuesday afternoon to answer questions from media and fans, and predictably the first one he answered was about his new No. 1 wide receiver.Several videos of Carr and Antonio Brown have made the rounds on social media this offseason, from the pair working out before Brown even officially became a Raider to the star receiver “surprising” Carr at his house the next day.Carr, echoing the sentiments expressed by Raiders coach Jon Gruden and general manager …last_img read more

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From the Moon to Galaxies Far, Far Away: Miniatures in Space

first_imgWhat are some of your favorite uses of miniatures in film? We’d love to see them in the comments below. Miniatures and models have always been used in filmmaking. Even in the modern CGI era, miniatures and models are still a heavily used special effects technique.Cover Image: George Lucas via Bit RebelsMiniatures, which are often not that small, are scale models used to create special effects. From cities to spaceships, miniatures and models are physical set pieces often used for explosive visual effects. Here are some stunning uses of miniatures in sci-fi films.Image via WikipediaMiniatures have been used in film since the beginning. Georges Méliès used miniatures in his early films, including the legendary 1902 film A Trip to the Moon. An actor wearing moon make-up had a model rocket crash land on them. It would become one of the most iconic images in movie history. The 1953 version of War of the Worlds used miniatures and models to achieve many of the films special effects. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes documentary with the cast and crew of the film.Image via Aint it CoolThe space craze of the 1950s and 60s saw countless sci-fi films and television shows using miniatures, like Star Trek. Using blue screen technology, the Starship Enterprise model was used in the famous intro and throughout special effects sequences.Image via Star TrekStanley Kubrick also used several miniature space ships in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many of the miniatures were detailed using parts from various Airfix model kits.Image via NZ Pete Matte ShotThe technique of using model kits for parts was also used by Industrial Light and Magic when they created the hundreds of miniatures for Star Wars.Image via ILMThe success of Star Wars turned ILM into a special effects studio unlike any before. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video of Star Wars VFX. In the video, you’ll see miniature ships and the massive Death Star model used in the finale.Miniatures and models were a huge part of Independence Day. Though the space ships were mostly computer generated, the film relied on practical effects for explosions. The destruction of the White House is the most iconic image from the film. The White House building was a 1/12 scale miniature. The great Jeff Goldblum takes us behind the scenes in this featurette.If you think the miniature hasn’t been used much since, think again. Films are still traveling into space with miniature models. Miniatures were used in Moon and recently in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.Image via SlashFilmlast_img read more

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10 months agoNewcastle inviting offers for Rob Elliot

first_imgNewcastle inviting offers for Rob Elliotby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are inviting offers for Rob Elliot.Rafael Benitez confirmed that Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot will be available during the transfer window with Martin Dubravka, Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow currently ahead of him in the pecking order.Asked if Darlow could be sold amid speculation linking him with Sky Bet Championship promotion-chasers Leeds, he replied: “I know some of our players, the agents are telling us this club is interested or another one, but we are not ready at the moment to sell anyone.“The only one that now is available in the window is Elliot because the others, at the moment we need them.“Obviously, we have too many keepers and we have to manage, but Rob is available in the window.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoAinsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ainsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAinsley Maitland-Niles sees his future at Arsenal on the wing.The Gunners and England have high hopes for Three Lions’ U21 prospect.”I’d like to be a winger,” Maitland-Niles told Sky Sports. “I feel comfortable there and I’ve been playing there this season.”I was a striker growing up. Thierry Henry was the perfect role model at the time.”Then everybody started growing but I was still a bit short. As I was still quick, direct and could run at players they thought they would put me on the wing. So up until the age of 16 I was a winger.” last_img read more

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a month agoBarcelona crisis; players admit ‘opponents do not respect us anymore’

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona crisis; players admit ‘opponents do not respect us anymore’by Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Leo Messi was furious after their shock defeat to Granada.The game marked the Argentine’s first appearance in the LaLiga, but his presence made little difference.After the 2-0 defeat, Messi could be heard in the away locker room raising his voice.Another player was also heard, rapping: “We played less well than at Anfield. Opponents do not respect us anymore. “We have become a team that plays without soul.” last_img read more

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