A great night lies ahead for all who attend the charity talent show in Maggie’s Tavern this Saturday night.The event has created a lot of buzz in St. Johnston and surrounding areas, as entertaining acts get ready for their big moment on the stage.The charity show will be in aid of MS Ireland – a very worthy cause which supports people with multiple sclerosis. Music, dancing and great craic are promised all night and everyone is welcome to join the fun.Call into Maggie’s Tavern from 9.30pm this Saturday 19th October to see the show that everyone’s been talking about!Admission is only €5 and a fun raffle will take place on the night with some amazing prizes. Charity talent show is the talk of the town! was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charity talent showMaggie’s tavernMS IrelandSt Johnston
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost Keeping the story of HIV alive in South Africa
The Drama for Life festival at theUniversity of the Witwatersrand usesapplied drama and theatre practices inthe fight against HIV/Aids in Africa (Images: Drama for Life) MEDIA CONTACTS • Melissa Meyer HIV/Aids and the Media Project +27 11 715 5828/42 +27 72 778 5800 RELATED ARTICLES • Rhodes hosts world journalism meet • Reshaping reportage on Africa • Better HIV reporting in SA media • HIV in South Africa stabilisingNosimilo RamelaThe Life Beats workshop brought together artists, journalists, HIV activists and health experts from around Johannesburg to discuss ways in which to keep the story of the HIV/Aids epidemic alive.The gathering was held at the University of the Witwatersrand from 20 August to 21 August 2010.A joint initiative of the Drama for Life/Sex Actually Festival and the HIV/Aids and the Media Project, the workshop sought to bridge the gap between health and arts reportage on HIV/Aids.The workshop offered participants from the journalism and arts industry an opportunity to explore how HIV/Aids can be covered as a news story, and provided critical training on how to report about it in an accurate and responsible manner.The workshop ran concurrently with the Drama for Life Festival (DFL), which was started in 2006 to inspire the use of applied drama and theatre practices in the fight against HIV/Aids in Africa.Formal speakersAdrienne Sichel, a specialist writer and Wits School of Dramatic arts resident fellow 2010, was one of the speakers at the workshop. She highlighted the active role theatre has played over the years in South Africa and why it is an important medium to reach and teach people.“Theatre is immediate, which is why it will never die,” she said. “Good art picks up what society is doing. Using theatre, we have to humanise something that is very dehumanising.”Well-known health reporter Mia Malan looked at key issues journalist should remember and take into account when reporting on HIV/Aids. “Journalists have to understand the science of HIV/Aids when reporting on the topic,” she said. Malan added that accuracy in this regard was important, as the wrong information could mislead the public.She said HIV/Aids is like a mirror of society: “It shows us everything that is wrong with our society.” From a media point of view, she said it was one area that covered everything in journalism. “It covers science, human interest, policy, politics and lifestyle. Though HIV is not always news, it can be used to tell many stories about policy and many other issues affecting society.”Melissa Meyer from the HIV/Aids and the Media Project agreed: “HIV/Aids is a lens through which we can examine political and economic stability as well as social cohesion.”Arts writer and critic Zingi Mkefa looked at the link between HIV/Aids and art. He said art is not just about entertainment – it can also be used to understand issues like politics. “Through art we can see HIV/Aids as the invariable gift that can help us change the way we think, feel and talk,” he said. “The issue works harder than the work of art.”Director of the Wits Radio Academy and Mail & Guardian ombudsman Prof Franz Krüger tackled the ethics of reporting on HIV/Aids. “Truth-telling is a core universal value,” he said, encouraging journalists to “get the science right, debunk nonsense – it is a public health hazard to report on wonder drugs or people who promise instant healing”.He said journalists should always ensure they tell the complete story. “The ethical call of reporting on HIV/Aids is to tell the story fully and well despite our values, our industry and ourselves.” Krüger said journalists had a duty to fight the stigma associated with HIV/Aids, and minimise harm when covering the epidemic.Dr Sindi van Zyl from Anova Health Institute said journalists and the arts were the most important tools to in reaching affected individuals and determining what they understand about HIV/Aids. “Patients believe what they read in the papers or what they watch on television, or live theatre.”She said journalists and artists should promote important messages about HIV/Aids in their work, encouraging people to get tested regularly and seek out the correct treatment and information from their nearest hospitals or clinics.Deep NightAs part of the workshop, participants attended the final dress rehearsal for Deep Night – a physical theatre piece that will be shown during the DFL festival from 21 to 24 August. It has been brought to the festival by The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative.Through dance, Deep Night forces audience to feel and experience the darkness of Johannesburg night life. Directed by PJ Sabbagha and performed by cast members Dada Masilo, Bifikile Sedibe, Songezo Mcillizeli and Ivan Teme, the show also looks at the reality and presence of HIV/Aids in South AfricaSabbagha said: “The show explores the stuff that HIV reveals about us as society – desire and fear of being alone.” He added that Deep Night is about “the moments when we’re so intoxicated, we lose grip of the reality and the responsibility to protect ourselves from HIV – that’s when HIV is most dangerous.”In portraying the characters they play, the performers drew from their own personal experiences and observed environment. From seduction to sexual desperation and companionship, the show is raw with emotion.
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Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost Documentary Tips: Capturing the Who, What, When, Where, and Why
Documentary film is only as good as its story. Consider the following filmmaking advice when capturing documentary exposition.To tell a good story, you have to get really good at exposition and setting things up. For documentaries, in particular, this can be tricky because you’re often dealing with real-life people and complicated issues.In my time as a run-and-gun documentary journalist, I had to develop many different ways to help tell (or often, show) the who, what, when, where, and — most importantly — the why of your documentary’s story.There are several tricks for this — some simple and direct, a few more complicated and stylized. So, if you’re setting out on your own documentary storytelling project, here are some filmmaking tips for capturing the who, what, when, where, and why.Scene-Setting Exteriors and SignageI’d say that the most common (and often, obvious) way to set up exposition for your documentary story is with your standard exterior shots. These can often be pretty boilerplate, and you’ll also see them in similar corporate and commercial-style projects, but if done right, they can be quite cinematic and helpful.When shooting exteriors, you’re looking to capture the “where.” Try looking for shots that are as wide and expansive as possible, to give context into where you’re shooting. From there, you can start to focus in on the who, what, and when.If you’re shooting a documentary about a basketball player, for example, starting with a wide exterior of the player’s high school gymnasium (hopefully with a sign out front) would be a good way to begin.Thematic Close-Up RevealsImage via guruXOX.Instead of starting as wide as possible, you can also consider starting with a close-up on some item (or perhaps person) to begin revealing visual information early.From close-ups, you can build intimacy — as well as insights — into the “who” or “what” of your documentary’s story, as you get wider to reveal more.Using the same basketball documentary example, you could also start with a macro-lens focusing on a basketball, or the player’s shoes, before slowly revealing the player in question.Straight from Your SubjectOne of my favorite techniques for getting the who, what, when, where, and why exposition for a documentary project is by simply asking your main subject to give it to you. Sounds crazy, right? And I have to say that, from experience, not every subject can deliver the goods. But if you have a particularly talented individual who likes to talk, they can be very valuable in helping you set up your story.My usual opening question would go something like this: “If you don’t mind, could you introduce yourself to the camera and tell us who you are, where we are right now, what’s going on, and . . . why does that matter?”At the very least, you’ll have footage of them introducing themselves, which can be useful in the edit. However, if they are blessed with the gift of gab, you might find yourself with a soundbite succinctly and authentically establishing all the exposition you need.Text and Lower ThirdsImage from Rocketstock’s “Equation” pack.Alternatively (and don’t take this advice as a cop-out to setting exposition organically), you could always use text on-screen and/or lower thirds to establish a good deal of the who, what, when, where, or why information.Text on-screen can be powerful when used sparingly. Date and location are usually the primary facts to put on-screen for context — especially if you’re dealing with multiple timelines in your documentary.Lower thirds are also very much a part of the documentary lexicon, these days. So no one will blame you for using them to tell your audience the “who” for your subject’s name — and perhaps a little information about their title or relevance.And there are some great resources online for working with text and lower thirds, which can make your documentaries a little more stylized. Here are some text templates and free animated lower thirds.Counterpoint: Try Hiding Some ElementsAs you grow as a documentary filmmaker, you’ll begin to recognize which of these expositional elements best suit your project. In many cases, once you really define your stories (and narratives), you may find that it can be beneficial to not provide your audience with all the information, right away.If you’re editing your documentary project, as well as shooting, try experimenting with what information is most captivating to an audience (in the beginning) and what information might be best to bury for a later reveal.Cover image by Elizaveta Galitckaia.For more documentary filmmaking tips and tricks, check out some of these articles:Make Your Documentaries Matter with Awe-Inspiring MaterialA Complete Guide to Documentary FilmmakingThe 6 Types of Documentary Films7 Reasons Why You Need a Producer for Your DocumentaryDocumentary Editing Tips for Working with Lots of Footage
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost Finalists for CRMA National Awards Announced
Here’s a partial list of this year’s nominees:General Excellence 1Austin MonthlyLouisville MagazineMadison MagazineMartha’s Vineyard MagazineMemphis MagazineGeneral Excellence 2CincinnatiD MagazineHOUR DetroitIndianapolis MonthlySeattle MetGeneral Excellence 3AtlantaBoston Los Angeles Philadelphia Texas MonthlyEssays/CommentaryBoston – Where the Buoys Are” (Joylon Helterman)Philadelphia – “The Electric Kool-Aid Adderall Test” (Sandy Hingston)Sarasota Magazine – “Heritage on the Half Shell” (Tony D’Souza)Seattle Met – “Killing Me Falsely: A Modern Tale of Life, Death and Morbid Google Searches” (James Gardner)Washingtonian – “Talk Nerdy to Me” (Sophie Gilbert)Arts & Culture WritingD Magazine – Peter SimekLos Angeles – Steve EricksonFood or Dining WritingLos Angeles – Patric KuhMpls. St. Paul Magazine – Dara Moskowitz GrumdahlSactown – Hank ShawSeattle Met – Kathryn RobinsonWashingtonian – Todd KlimanColumnD Magazine – Zac CrainIndianapolis Monthly – Deborah PaulLos Angeles – Anne Taylor FlemingPhiladelphia – Richard RysPhiladelphia – Vicki GlembockiReportingChicago – “Getting Away With Murder” (Noah Isackson)Philadelphia – “The Girl in the Bathtub” (Lisa DePaulo)St. Louis Magazine – “A Tragedy No One Saw Coming” (Jeannette Cooperman)Texas Monthly – “Failure Is Not an Option” (Mimi Swartz)Washingtonian – “Angel is Airborne” (Garrett Graff)Profile5280 (Denver) – “Being Amelia” (Robert Sanchez)Los Angeles – “Freeway Rick is Dreaming” (Jesse Katz)Philadelphia – “Gosnell’s Babies” (Steve Volk)Texas Monthly – “Money Makes the World Go Round” (Erica Grieder)Washingtonian – “The Mashgiah” (Paul Starobin)Feature StoryD Magazine – “Love and Loss in a Small Texas Town” (Zac Crain)Indianapolis Monthly – “Susan Cox is No Longer Here” (Justin Heckert)Los Angeles – “In the Footsteps of a Killer” (Michelle McNamara)Philadelphia – “Patient No. 7″( Jason Fagone)Texas Monthly – “Ya’ll Smell That? That’s The Smell of Money” (Bryan Mealer)Writer of the Year5280 (Denver) – Robert SanchezAtlanta – Tony RehagenCleveland Magazine – Erick TrickeyHampton Roads Magazine – Don HarrisonPhiladelphia – Sandy HingstonCover ExcellenceBostonIndianapolis MonthlySeattle MetTexas MonthlyWashingtonianCivic JournalismAtlanta – “The Other 284 Days” (Rebecca Burns)Boston – “The Authority” (Rachel Slade)Louisville Magazine – “Stop Ignoring the West End” (Staff)Washingtonian – “Children Are Dying” (Alexandra Robbins)Washingtonian – “The Toxic Waste Pit” (Harry Jaffe)Excellence OnlineChicagoLos AngelesPhiladelphiaTexas MonthlyWashingtonianBlog ColumnBoston – Politics (David S. Bernstein)Los Angeles – What to Drink (Caroline Pardilla)Pittsburgh Magazine – PittGirl (Virginia Montanez)Pittsburgh Magazine – Pulling No Punches (Sean Conboy) Familiar names topped the list of nominees for the City and Regional Magazine Association’s national awards competition released Wednesday.Across 32 categories, Emmis Communications’ Los Angeles, Texas Monthly, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Monthly led the way, each with at least five nominations. Metrocorp’s Philadelphia and Boston, along with Washingtonian, 5280, Chicago, D Magazine and Seattle Met, also were named finalists in at least five categories.The 2014 winners will be announced at CRMA’s annual conference in May.Last year’s big winners included Atlanta, Texas Monthly, Los Angeles and Washingtonian, each claiming at least three awards.
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost Reliance Jio effect Indian telcos continue to register losses
Mukesh AmbaniReliance Jio official website (screen-shot)It seems the disruption in the Indian telecom sector is far from over. With Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. announcing a series of new plans in the month of June along with its entry in the broadband fibre market, the fight is likely to get stiffer.In the May-June period, the company introduced post-paid tariffs plans that were less than half of existing offers from its competitors along with the cheaper international calling rates. These strategies have completely disrupted the entire telecom sector in India that is witnessing consolidations since last year. The competitors are feeling the heat from, the RJio’s aggressive stance.In the last quarter of the fiscal year 2017-18, the revenue of two of India’s largest telecom companies Bharti Airtel Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd has declined. Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a loss in revenue of 3.7% while Idea Cellular Ltd witnessed a decline in revenue at 5.7%.Kotak Institutional Equities have estimated that their revenue is expected to further sink between 2.5% and 3% in the Q1, FY19 on an organic basis and itis expected to further increase in the current financial year. Idea Cellular logoIdea/FacebookAccording to Kotak’s estimates, the estimated loss of Idea cellular is Rs. 1,331 crore which is way higher as against the loss of Rs. 193 crore last year. The company’s estimated Ebitda (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) of Rs. 817 crore contributes to only two-thirds ₹1,200 crore which is its estimated interest cost.Vodafone India Ltd’s financial condition is also lacklustre due to disruption created by the new entrant in the market.Meanwhile, RJio seems to be in no mood for any let-ups to its competitors as it upped the ante in the feature phone segment after it received a muted response to its JioPhone offering.In the smartphone segment also, Jio continues to make decent growth, as its overall base has raised from 215 million subscribers in early July, as against 186.6 million in end March.It is expected that as long as RJio is making new subscribers, it is unlikely that the current levels of the tariff would come down any time soon.
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost FATFs Asia Pacific subgroup blacklists Pakistan for terror funding
Close Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty ImagesIn a massive victory for India, Pakistan has been blacklisted by terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG). The APG — the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering — has placed India’s nuclear-armed neighbour in the “enhanced blacklist” for its failure to meet global standards.The big development came after APG found terror state Pakistan non-compliant on 32 of the 40 compliance parameters on money-laundering and terror financing. The APG conducted a meeting at Canberra in Australia on Thursday, August 22, regarding a five-year mutual evaluation of Pakistan’s progress on upgrading its systems in areas of financial and insurance services and sectors.On 11 effectiveness parameters, Pakistan was adjudged as low as 10.On Wednesday, Pakistan had submitted the compliance report on its 27-point action plan to the FATF. Despite its efforts, the terror state was not able to convince the 41-member plenary to upgrade it on any parameter. However, Pakistan has to focus on avoiding the blacklist in October 2019, when the 15-month timeline ends on the FATF’s 27-point action plan.Earlier, Pakistan was grey-listed by the FATF following pressure from the US, France, Germany and the UK.Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of lobbying to get it blacklisted.”We tried really hard to normalise ties with India. But they [India] exploited the situation. They exploited the Pulwama [attack] for their elections. They have been lobbying to get us blacklisted by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force] as well,” said Imran Khan as quoted by a news agency.The Pakistani PM also accused India of creating a “war-like” situation similar to the post-Pulwama terror attack to divert the world’s attention from the Jammu and Kashmir issue.(With agency inputs) IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:51Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:50?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … UN chief urges India & Pakistan to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ on Kashmir, recalls Simla agreement
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost Khaledas bail cancelled arrest warrants issued
Khaleda ZiaA Dhaka court on Thursday cancelled BNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s bail and issued arrest warrants against her in two graft cases, reports UNB.The graft cases – Zia Orphanage graft case and Zia Charitable Trust graft case -were filed in 2008 during the military-propelled emergency government.Dhaka Special Court-5 judge Md Akhtaruzzaman passed the order rejecting a petition filed by the defendant seeking adjournment of the hearing as the BNP chief failed to appear before it due to the eight-hour general strike.Khaleda’s counsels Mahabub Uddin Khokon and Sanaullah Miah submitted a petition to the makeshift court of Special Judge-5 at Bakshibazar, citing their clients’ delay in court appearance due to strike on security grounds.As the BNP chief was in bail till Thursday, the court issued arrest warrant against her cancelling the bail, said the counsels said.On 3 July 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21.0 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.On 8 August 2011, the commission filed the Zia Charitable Trust graft case with Tejgaon police station accusing four people, including Khaleda Zia, of abusing of power in raising funds for the trust from unknown sources.
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost 10 Mexican journalists killed in 8 months
A Mexican journalist under government protection was shot dead Tuesday in the violent state of Veracruz, officials said, the 10th journalist murdered in Mexico this year.Candido Rios, a crime reporter for a regional newspaper, was gunned down outside a convenience store in the eastern town of Hueyapan de Ocampo along with two other people, including a former police inspector, police sources said.Rios, 55, had been under a government program designed to protect journalists and rights activists from a wave of deadly violence, said Jorge Morales, head of the State Commission for the Protection of Journalists in Veracruz.More than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2006 in Mexico, one of the deadliest countries in the world for the profession, according to the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders.More than 90 percent of the killings remain unpunished.Rios was well-known locally for his decade-long career at the newspaper Diario de Acayucan, where he reported on crime and government corruption and had publicly feuded with several former mayors.The newspaper’s editor, Cecilio Perez, said Rios had received death threats from one former mayor, Gaspar Gomez.“That mayor used to order him arrested and beaten, and would send him death threats. The threats made him quit journalism for a while, but he came back,” Perez told AFP.Born journalist -Perez described Rios as a born journalist-a country boy who grew up poor and only finished middle school but talked his way into a job as a local correspondent, with a dual role as newspaper vendor.Despite his humble background, “Pabuche,” as he was known, made a name for himself with hard-hitting, detail-packed reports on organized crime and the misdeeds of public officials.Perez said Rios was on his way back from writing his daily stories at an internet cafe when he was killed.The victims also included Victor Acrelio Alegria, an ex-police inspector in Hueyapan de Ocampo, and a third person who had not yet been identified.The gunmen opened fire with high-powered weapons, killing Acrelio on the spot and badly wounding Rios, who died on the way to hospital, police sources said.Veracruz, a state dogged by drug cartel wars and corrupt politics, is particularly deadly for journalists: some 20 have been murdered here since 2010.“Veracruz remains the most dangerous state to practice journalism,” said Ana Cristina Ruelas, head of the press rights group Article 19.“As long as there is no justice in these cases… attacks on the press in Veracruz will continue unabated,” she told AFP.Protection program under fire -Officials did not immediately disclose what sort of protection Rios had received under the so-called Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.Perez said he had security cameras outside his home.The federal protection program, launched in 2012, offers different forms of protection ranging from bodyguards to panic buttons for journalists and activists who have been the victims of threats or attacks for their work.It has been widely criticized for failing to stop the violence, which has only increased since its creation.Last year was the deadliest yet for journalists in Mexico, with 11 murders.And 2017 could be on track to surpass it, with 10 killed so far: Cecilio Pineda, Ricardo Monlui, Miroslava Breach, Maximino Rodriguez, Javier Valdez, Salvador Adame, Jonathan Rodriguez, Edwin Rivera, Luciano Rivera and now Rios.Most of them had been reporting on powerful crime gangs and government corruption.In May, President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to strengthen protections for journalists and bring those who attack them to justice.The pledge was in response to the murder of Valdez, an award-winning crime reporter and AFP contributor, on May 15 in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.The state has been the scene of a bloody turf war within the powerful Sinaloa Cartel since its boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January.Violence has surged across Mexico since the government declared war on the country’s powerful drug cartels in 2006. More than 380,000 people have been murdered and more than 30,000 have gone missing since then.
Tag: 上海419龙凤论坛 localhost 3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attack
3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attackThree Bangladeshis are among those killed in Christchurch terror attack at mosques on Friday, Bangladesh Honorary Consul in New Zealand Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan told news agency UNB.The three victims are — Lincoln University teacher Abdus Samad and his wife Sanzida Akhter and a certain Hosne Ara Farid, he said.Abdus Samad was a teacher of Bangladesh Agricultural University.Several Bangladeshis were also wounded in the terrorist attack. “Two of them are in critical condition,” Bhuiyan told UNB.Another Bangladeshi has been missing since the shooting during the Friday prayers.New Zealand’s police commissioner Mike Bush said 49 people have been killed and more than 20 critically injured in shootings at two mosques. Four suspects have been detained.Bangladesh cricket team, currently in Christchurch to play against New Zealand, narrowly escaped the attack. The third and final Test between Tigers and the Kiwis has been called off due to the attack.“We’re making arrangements to send them back home as early as possible,” Bhuiyan said.