Guyana gets full membership of Caribbean Local Government Association

first_imgThe intervention of the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM) has resulted in Guyana now returning to full-term membership status, under the Caribbean Local Government Association (CALGA).CALGA Second Vice President Anthony Roberts on Sunday wrapped up a three-day visit to Guyana where he delivered the good news to the Communities Ministry and the GAM. The CALGA official arrived last Thursday and met with Government and the GAM, noting that Guyana was elevated from observer status under the CALGA after fulfilling the relevant requirements. Guyana’s status was downgraded a few years ago, but measures were taken by the GAM to correct theGAM President Carwyn Holland and CALGA officialAnthony Roberts lapse. Roberts also expressed his satisfaction with the push for decentralisation and commended Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan for the positive report he received from the local municipalities, as he encouraged Guyana to keep pushing in the direction of full autonomy for local organs. He also noted that there was still minimal friction between local organs and central and regional governments over interference.Minister Bulkan, in response, thanked CALGA for the confidence expressed and pledged Guyana’s full support to the regional organ, while committing to ensuring local government organs were fully equipped to carry out their functions effectively. GAM, which was instrumental in facilitating the visit which followed a recent CALGA strategic planning meeting in Trinidad, has recorded its second international success since being resuscitated, after earlier gaining  Guyana a place `on the executive body of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. GAM President Carwyn Holland, who is also the outgoing Mayor of Linden, thanked CALGA for recognising the importance of Guyana’s contribution regionally and lobbied for Guyana to be the next host of the CALGA executive meeting, slated for June 2018. Holland noted that Guyana was a founder member of the Association and it was most fitting for the country to be the host. Roberts was also a Guest Speaker at the Corriverton Phagwah celebrations and met with the Mayor and Councillors there. Last Saturday, he held a meeting with the GAM executives and later travelled to Linden for sight-seeing and a meeting with the outgoing Mayor and Councillors. Roberts also called for Guyana’s support as the regional body seeks observer status with the Caribbean Community (Caricom).last_img

Raiders’ home in 2019: Don’t rule out Oakland, plus other possibilities

first_imgThe odds that the Raiders will be playing their final game at the … ALAMEDA — So Oakland has thrown down the gauntlet, and is forcing the Raiders to leave town sooner rather than later.The Raiders have responded by rescinding their offer of $7.5 million to play in the Coliseum in 2020.No doubt the Raiders are exploring their options. Owner Mark Davis used the line several times when talking with reporters at the NFL owner’s meetings in Dallas: “All options are on the table.”last_img

Volunteers gear up for busy 2010

first_img18 December 2009While many South Africans will be relaxing over the holiday season, the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee (OC) will still be hard at work preparing for the task at hand next year.For the OC volunteer department, the New Year will bring with it the conclusion of the selection process and the beginning of training for the 15 000-strong group of volunteers that will help make 2010 happen.In January, the selection of the final 15 000 volunteers who will provide support at the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ will begin in earnest. These volunteers will be selected from a shortlist of 37 080 who were pre-selected from a total of 64 500 initial applications received from South Africa and abroad.The OC volunteer department will conduct interviews with the pre-selected applicants in January and February 2010, while for foreign pre-selected applicants, interviews will be conducted at the country of origin and in some instances through video conferencing.The successful volunteers chosen from this interview process will then be taken through extensive training in March and April 2010 in all nine of the host cities of the World Cup, while international volunteers will be trained over the internet, to ensure that once the teams arrive, the stadium gates open and the airports fill up, South Africa will be ready for 2010.For OC chief executive officer Danny Jordaan, the work of the volunteers is vital in ensuring that the tournament goes off without a hitch.“Volunteers form the backbone of the organisation of events the size of the World Cup,” Jordaan said this week. “We owe those who have already volunteered for the Confederations Cup and the Final Draw a large vote of thanks for all their support – they formed part of the core team which delivered these successful events to the world.“Next year we will once again rely on these selfless people in our efforts to ensure that we host a successful World Cup.“The volunteers that will be selected early next year certainly have their work cut out for them, but I know they will stand up to the challenge,” Jordaan said. This is their moment to be part of history, and we will welcome them into the World Cup team next year when selection is finalised.”The successful applicants will be trained in areas such as accreditation, administration, language support, IT and T, logistics, marketing, media, protocol, transport, volunteer management, and welcome and information services.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Hollywood Color: 14 Free Premiere Pro Lumetri Looks

first_img3. Open the Contents folder, Open the Lumetri folderMac: Hold Command and click on Adobe Premiere CC, select Show Package Contents, open Contents, open LumetriPC: Open the Lumetri folder under Adobe Premiere Pro CC The Mars ManTake your sci-fi to the Red Planet with this dusty Lumetri Look that is a total recall to blockbuster hits like The Martian.Magnificent WestInspired by the glorious westerns of the 1960s and 70s, this faded Lumetri Look brings down the saturation in favor of the dry and beautiful landscapes of films like The Magnificent Seven.Saving BryanGet the nearly mandatory bleach bypass look of war epics, reminiscent of the actual WWII newsreels that inspired the color of films like Saving Private Ryan and shows like Band of Brothers.Dr. OddloveA simple faded black and white Lumetri Look that will make you wish for one of them doomsday machines, just like the one in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.Knife JoggerThe futuristic Blade Runner inspired orange and teal look that has defined action films and studio blockbusters.9 More Free Lumetri LooksA collection of other popular Hollywood looks available in this free Premiere Pro looks pack:Illinois JonesRaging MuleO MotherFuriosaAmeliaMay TricksHogwash ExpressMaximusVersusThese color grading presets are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. DOWNLOAD 14 HOLLYWOOD LUMETRI LOOKSWhat are your favorite Lumetri Looks? Let us know in the comments below. 4. Open the Looks folder, then open Cine Looks4. Drag and drop the free Lumetri .look files from the PremiumBeat Hollywood Lumetri Looks folder into the Cine Looks folder5. Restart Premiere Pro6. Open your project file, go to the Color tab7. Select the clip you want to color grade on the timeline, go the the Creative tab8. Click the Look dropdown menu, select the free Lumetri Look preset of your choice.center_img Go Hollywood with over a dozen FREE Premiere Pro Lumetri looks! These free movie-inspired color grading presets will instantly add a dramatic look to your project.Top images via 20th Century Fox and ShutterstockThese 14 free Premiere Pro Lumetri Looks are easy to use and can quickly add blockbuster style to your video. Take a peek at how simple they are to use. (Featuring the royalty free track “Thriller” by Reaktor Productions.)How to Install and Use the 14 Free Premiere Pro Lumetri Looks1. Click the Download button at the bottom of this post, unzip the PremiumBeat Hollywood Lumetri Looks folder2. Go to the Premiere Pro folderMac: Open a new Finder Window and go to Applications, then open Adobe Premiere Pro CCPC: Go to the C:/ folder, open Program Files, open Adobe, then open Adobe Premiere Pro CClast_img read more

Greg Frost

first_imgGreg Frost is a long-time touch player, referee, coach and administrator. He is currently a referee as well as Permit Manager for the South West Wolves.  Greg’s volunteering has directly contributed to the revival of the South West Wolves, ensuring that the permit would continue to be part of State League. He also dedicates his time to organising social teams assisting with the viability of competitions, and coaches for schools and Pacific school games.  Greg’s long term commitment to the game and sharing of his expertise and time continues to make a positive impact on the touch community.last_img