The Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT) has become the official technology and platinum sponsor of the recently launched Guyana International Petroleum Summit, which is to be held in Guyana from February 7-9, 2018.GTT CEO Justin NeddAccording to GTT, the support for the conference at such a strategic level signals its support of the emerging oil and gas sector, and its recognition of its importance to the growth and development of the Guyana economy and Guyanese as a whole.“We are the premier technology company in Guyana, and the only one adequately able to provide full-service to the oil and gas sector”, GTT’s CEO Justin Nedd stated.He noted that for local and international connectivity, unparalleled holistic solutions are found at GTT.“We continue to do more to improve our products and services to the oil and gas sector,” he said. “For 2018, we will exceed the tremendous work done in 2017, and create more satisfied customers”. Nedd further added.GTT was, late last year, awarded by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the award for “Large Business of the Year 2017” and “Corporate Citizenship Award of the Year 2017”.As the number one network in Guyana, GTT stands ready to provide technology solutions to cater to the needs of the oil and gas industry.In the past, GTT has shown similar support for the mining industry, as demonstrated in the establishment of telecommunication facilities for Troy Mining Resources at Issano, Region 7.Businesses are encouraged to visit GTT’s booth at GIPEX, to acquaint themselves with the wide array of technology business solutions. The company welcomes all participating companies to the inaugural event.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champHomeowners with spotty credit who have subprime adjustable-rate loans were especially hard hit. Foreclosures and late payments for these borrowers also reached all-time highs in the third quarter. The percentage of subprime adjustable-rate mortgages that entered the foreclosure process soared to a record of 4.72 percent in the third quarter. That was up from 3.84 percent in the second quarter. Late payments jumped to a record high of 18.81 in the third quarter, up from 16.95 percent in the second quarter. The association’s survey covers more than 45million home loans nationwide. Homeowners with spotty credit histories or low incomes who took out higher-risk subprime adjustable-rate mortgages have suffered the most distress as the housing market went from boom to bust. Initially, low interest rates that reset to much higher rates have clobbered these borrowers. Analysts estimate that nearly 2 million adjustable-rate subprime mortgages will reset to higher rates this year and next. Doug Duncan, the association’s chief economist, said that foreclosures and late payments are likely to stay high or get worse in the coming quarters. The mortgage meltdown has hit financial companies with billions of dollars in losses from bad subprime mortgage investments. Some lenders have been forced out of businesses. The situation has elevated the odds of the country falling into a recession. It has roiled Wall Street and has offered lots of fodder for Democrats and Republicans to blame each other for the mess. Against this backdrop, the Federal Reserve next week is expected to slice a key interest rate for a third time this year to bolster the economy. Duncan said there were a host of factors to blame for the rise of foreclosures and late payments in the third quarter: broad-based declines in home values; the resetting of adjustable-rate mortgages to higher rates; the drying up of credit for subprime and “jumbo” mortgages, those exceeding $417,000; and economic weakness in some parts of the country. California and Florida – the two largest states in terms of outstanding mortgages – were key drivers in the increase in the national foreclosure rates, the association said. The two states together accounted for 33.7 percent of the subprime adjustable-rate loans that entered the foreclosure process in the third quarter. The two states combined also accounted for 42.4 percent of creditworthy “prime” adjustable-rate mortgages that started the foreclosure process.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Home foreclosures shot up to an all-time high in the third quarter, fresh evidence of the problems afflicting distressed homeowners amid the housing meltdown. The Mortgage Bankers Association in its quarterly snapshot of the mortgage market released Thursday said that the percentage of all mortgages nationwide that started the foreclosure process jumped to a record high of 0.78 percent during the July-to-September period. That surpassed the previous high of 0.65 percent set in the prior quarter. More homeowners also fell behind on their monthly payments. The delinquency rate for all mortgages climbed to 5.59 percent in the third quarter. That was up from 5.12 percent in the second quarter and was the highest since 1986, the association said. Payments are considered delinquent if they are 30 or more days past due.
A 30-year-old Convoy man has been remanded in custody on one charge of criminal damage.Eamon McGill arriving in court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.Eamon McGill, who had addresses in Convoy and Strabane, was charged with causing €100 worth of damage to a fence outside Convoy. He also faces motoring offences.Judge Paul Kelly refused bail.McGill was remanded in custody to appear again at Harristown District Court on Friday.After the case a large crowd of people cheered Mr McGill as he was taken away by Gardaí.CONVOY MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY CHARGED WITH CAUSING DAMAGE TO A GATE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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)
A CUT ABOVE: SHARON HIGGINSTWO of Donegal’s top hairdressers are celebrating after graduating from one of the world’s leading industry programmes.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team team members Sharon Higgins and Julie Cole have graduated from the hairdressing industry’s most specialist colour course- the Wella Professional Master Colour Programme.“We are thrilled the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team have been awarded another further two Master Colour Programme Graduates,” said Patrick himself. “Our team are incredibly passionate about colour and we are thrilled to have been recognised as leading experts in this field. It really is so much more than mixing some colours together.“Not only do we look at hair type, hairstyle, skin tone and lifestyle, we also ensure that our clients are given the best colour advice and results.“Some clients shy away from hair colour, but now with Master Colour Graduates in our salon we will assure them that they are in expert hands.“We as a company will continue to invest in our team and the future, even in these extraordinary times,” added Patrick. Sharon and Julie underwent an intensive thirteen day course where they received comprehensive training in the latest colouring techniques including colour creation and colour correction.Training was provided by Wella Professionals Team and the world renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy making this a fantastic accreditation for Sharon and Julie.COLE-OUR EXPERT JULIE COLESHARON AND JULIE GO STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE HAIRDRESSING CLASS was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Patrick Gildea HairdressersSHARON AND JULIE GO STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE HAIRDRESSING CLASS
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush accepted responsibility on Wednesday for going to war with faulty intelligence, but firmly defended a decision that has deeply divided the country. “We cannot and will not leave Iraq until victory is achieved,” he said. The president said that Thursday’s parliamentary elections in Iraq are a watershed moment that will inspire democracy across the Middle East. But with public opinion still running against his mission, Bush still was left defending his decision to go to war nearly three years ago. “It is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As president I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq,” the president told a foreign policy forum on the eve of elections to establish Iraq’s first permanent, democratically elected government. “And I’m also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities. And we’re doing just that.” “We are in Iraq today because our goal has always been more than the removal of brutal dictator,” Bush said. “It is to leave a free and democratic Iraq in his place. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “My decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision. Saddam was a threat and the American people and the world is better off because he is no longer in power,” the president told the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Most Americans see progress on establishing democracy in Iraq, but they are less optimistic about efforts to prevent a civil war and reduce the number of civilian casualties, polling found. Almost six in 10 56 percent said they thought progress is being made in the establishment of democracy, but almost as many 53 percent said they thought the United States was losing ground in reducing civilian casualties, according to the poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. As he usually does, Bush asserted that the Iraq of the future, with a functioning democracy and thriving economy, would be a model for other nations in the turbulent Middle East. But he added a specific reference to the inspiration that a free Iraq could provide to reformers in the region’s two governments most hostile to the United States Syria and Iran. The president is banking on a successful election to signal that his war plan is working. If the voting establishes a successful government, it eventually could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. forces. The president could use some more good news in Iraq. With the violence showing no sign of waning, most Americans are unhappy with his handling of the war and some lawmakers are questioning how long the troops should stay. At a news conference before Bush’s speech Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said: “Tomorrow’s elections must signal a turning point in the relationship between America and Iraq.” After the elections, he said: “Iraq must get its political house in order and get the security forces it needs to defend itself.” The Nevada Democrat said judging by the last three Iraq speeches, the president “is still not focused on what needs to be done in convincing the American people and showing the American people what his plan is in Iraq.” Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said, “This week’s election will hopefully be a positive turning point in Iraq. … The Iraqis must make the political concessions to each other to share power, to share oil resources, if there’s going to be the political unity which is essential to defeat the insurgency. They have not done that yet.” Bush has been pushing back aggressively against the negative image of his war mission with a series of four speeches in recent weeks. Thursday was the last in the series. Answering critics who have said he had offered no clear definition of victory in Iraq, Bush offered a succinct summation. “Victory will be achieved by meeting certain objectives: when the terrorists and Saddamists can no longer threaten Iraq’s democracy, when the Iraqi security forces can protect their own people, and when Iraq is not a safe haven for terrorists to plot attacks against our country,” he said. “These objectives, not timetables set by politicians in Washington, will drive our force levels in Iraq.” In the Senate, 40 Democrats and one independent signed a letter to Bush on Wednesday in which they urged him to be more frank with Iraqis and the American public. The administration, the letter said, should “tell the leaders of all groups and political parties in Iraq that they need to make the compromises necessary to achieve the broad-based and sustainable political settlement that is essential for defeating the insurgency in Iraq within the schedule they set for themselves.” Bush, the letter said, also must present “a plan that identifies the remaining political, economic, and military benchmarks that must be met and a reasonable schedule to achieve them.” Bush got a more better reaction from a group of House Democrats that he hosted for a briefing on Iraq before the speech, who emerged complimentary of the president’s strategy and his recent doses of candor about the situation there. The briefing was given by military commanders via videoconference from the field and top administration officials at the White House. “There was a dose of reality that I have not heard before,” Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., told reporters outside the White House afterward. “Frankly I found it refreshing.” On the Net: White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — The Raiders are preparing for the possibility of being without two-time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele when they visit the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday.Osemele, who left for eight snaps against Cleveland with a knee injury but later returned, did not practice during a walkthrough session Friday and was officially listed as questionable.“We’ll have to wait and see,” coach Jon Gruden said. “That’s the best I can say …
SharePrint RelatedMotorcycle Geocaching – Two Wheels, One Mission to ExploreJanuary 31, 2012In “Community”Geocaching Steps into North KoreaFebruary 17, 2012In “Community”18-Years-Old and 1800 Finds – A Teen Geocacher’s JourneyJuly 21, 2011In “Community” Sunshot99 and ATMA with the $40,000 GPS deviceGeocacher Jib Ahmad, Sunshot99, makes his living as a land surveyor. His GPS device is literally his livelihood. A land surveying website lists the occupation as the world’s second oldest job. But it now has some of the world’s most modern, technical and costly equipment.A $20,000 dollar home in Pennsylvania, USA (not GPS-enabled) Jib says that the GPS device displayed above costs about $40,000.Let’s add a little perspective to the price tag.With the slumping housing market, $40,000 will not just buy you one house, but in some parts of the world it’ll buy you two houses (or more).Jib was kind enough to answer a few questions about the five-figure device. He says the Global Positioning System is one of his favorite subjects.Jib says, “I am a land surveyor here in Texas and this is not my personal unit. I use it for work. I have never looked for a geocache with the unit – only verified coordinates with it.”He says that the device’s accuracy is certified at two to three centimeters on a horizontal surface.Two centimeters is about the width of a nickel. Jib says he’s found the unit is generally even more accurate.A nickel is about 2 centimeters acrossHe says, “This is a ‘survey grade’ system that would not be necessary or practical for most geocachers.”But in case you’re interested, he has details. A lot of details. Jib says the device is made up of a base unit and a rover unit: “The receiver I was using is a Trimble R8 GNSS with a Ranger TSC2 Bluetooth data collector. The receiver has an integrated antenna that is capable of tracking 44 satellites.”At this point you may say, ‘Well there aren’t 44 U.S. GPS satellites out there.’ You’d be right. This GPS device can also track signals from Russian and European Union global positioning satellites.Up close with a $40,000 GPS deviceHe says, $40,000 doesn’t buy you any more of a geocaching joy. “To search for a geocache that was placed by a handheld GPS would not be much fun with a ‘survey grade’ GPS device. The coordinates would have the standard handheld error of about 3 meters or 10 feet. So really it would not give the ‘survey grade’ geocachers an advantage over other handheld cachers. But for those that would place a cache with ‘survey grade’ equipment, the normal geocachers should have better luck depending on the accuracy of their own handheld unit.”And Jib has advice for you to get the most out of your GPS device: “Geocachers may find that they can get a better signal and accuracy range by simply moving their body around. In North America, the best direction for the GPS system is to have a clear southern horizon. So, if you are having trouble, move around so that the southern sky is more visible.”Sunshot99 helping ATMA establish coordinates for E – HABIT – Without Bed Bath & Beyond He says his best advice is to know your own GPS device inside and out. If you want to test its accuracy, you may have some luck in the Houston, Texas area soon.Jib says, “I am in the process of getting permission from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers to set a benchmark/geocache in a Houston area park. The geocache will be a Mystery cache designed to show any cacher how to get different coordinates for the same point. Hopefully this will show them the standard error for their PND (personal navigation device).”Share with your Friends:More
Share with your Friends:More A few weeks ago we read about three geocachers who go above and beyond for their local geocaching community.Staubfinger0702, wer2ys4u, and OrigamiFolder are a trio of amazing geocachers spanning two continents. Their CITO events, gadget caches, and challenging puzzle caches are loved by all who encounter them. And all three of them are known for their extraordinary willingness to share their love of geocaching with others.Each of the nominees is already a winner, with a prize package headed their way. But only one geocaching person, or couple, can be named the january 2016 Geocacher of the Month. Before naming the Geocacher of the Month, Geocaching HQ reviews community input and blog comments.staubfinger0702, wer2ys4u, and OrigamiFolder (and friends) Please keep an eye out for a few changes to the Geocacher of the Month program in February 2015.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. You’ll need to include the following information:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month. These descriptions can be written in any language.Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Of OrigamiFolder, Anthony Stealth says:“OrigamiFolder is one of the most well rounded geocachers I have the pleasure of knowing. Not only that, but he is one of the greatest people I know. I have often said, and others have as well, that it is the people we meet through the game that matters the most. There are several I have met who are not just excellent cachers but are TRULY EXCEPTIONAL people and OrigamiFolder is one of those few.”Of wer2ys4u, Craig Wells says:“Wer2ys4u deseves this award … and then some. Geocaching can be more than just hiding and finding things. He utilized this hobby of ours as an avenue for a higher purpose, namely connecting kids that are in the foster care system (many for years without a real family or home) to adults that were interested in adopting them. What the description above didn’t tell you is that four of those kids that participated in this actually did connect with adults who are adopting them, giving them a permanent, loving home. Those kids found a lot more than geocaches that day!”Of staubfinger0702, Jenny says:“My vote definitely goes to staubfinger0702! He’s created a great diversity of geocaches: multi-caches for kids (even old kids like us!) where you have to go on a scavenger hunt using a metal detector etc.; the amazing Dexter caches, where you first create your personal blood bath (still got the pics, that was a fun day!) with “Dexter 1” and then investigate a murder in a rented garage with “Dexter 2″. He’s created some fabulous night cache Wherigos, and organized an astonishing Lost Place Event at the Heppenheim Asylum. I could go on for ages. His caches are my favorite ones among the approximately 2000 caches I have found. Hardly any owner puts that much dedication to his work.”Although all three of these geocachers deserve accolades, there has to be one winner.The January 2016 Geocacher of the Month is staubfinger0702!The exceptionally high quality of staubfinger0702’s geocaches was a recurring theme in comments left by the community. His geocaches, as paedeldreter says, aren’t just boxes hidden in the woods, they’re “adventures and experiences.”Geocachers pose at staubfinger0702’s famous Dexter 2 cache.The detail and precision with which staubfinger0702 writes his geocache descriptions is rivaled only by the caches themselves, which are often complex, interactive adventures that take geocachers from the middle of the woods, to the middle of a vineyard, to a spooky garage.Staubfinger0702’s caches have garnered such fame, that geocachers outside of his province, many even outside of Germany, have his geocaches on their bucket lists. Once you’ve done a staubfinger0702 cache, lamp post caches feel like child’s play, and even a crafty birdhouse cache may garner less praise. With his caches, staubfinger0702 is raising the level the the game for hiders and finders alike.staubfinger0702 at the site of another very famous German geocache.Staubfinger0702 is often found geocaching with his family, friends, or canine companions.staubfinger0702, top centerCongratulations to staubfinger0702, and to all three nominees for their outstanding contributions to the game we all love! SharePrint Related
Know How to EQADR Recording and EQ via ECG ProductionsMuch like how cameras all have their own distinct looks to them, microphones all have their own characteristics and sounds. It’s highly unlikely that the mic that’s being used to record your ADR is a perfect match for the mic that you were using on set, so you will notice some differences in audio quality right off the bat.For instance, you may find that your location audio has more high end (treble), while your ADR recording is more bass heavy. This can easily be adjusted and compensated for with a little bit of EQ work, which can go a very long way in helping the different recordings to blend together.Start by getting your basic levels where they need to be so that all of your tracks match at least from a gain standpoint. Then adjust your highs, mids, and lows on both the source audio and the ADR recordings to try to find a good happy middle ground. Once you’ve found the right balance, the majority of the heavy lifting is done. If you’d like a deeper look at EQ basics, check out the post Basic Guide to Understanding EQ over at B&H. It isn’t a software-specific approach to EQ, rather it’s a general look at the science behind the process.Reverb MattersSound Engineer at work via ShutterstockOne of the other critical elements to take into account when dealing with ADR material is the lack of reverb. Assuming you’ve recorded in a professional soundproofed studio, your source ADR tracks will have little to no reverb at all. In contrast, depending on where you shot your original footage — it is very likely to have at least some degree of reverb.Imagine you shot a scene in a cathedral with a huge amount of reverb in it, and then attempted to place in some ADR tracks to replace a few lines. Obviously, the sound quality would be extremely different even if room tone had been added and a proper EQ was completed. Ultimately the difference would probably be a direct result of reverb (or lack thereof).Always be sure to not only apply reverb in your editing system, but also take the time to fine tune it so that it matches with your location audio as closely as possible. Reverb can literally come in all shapes and sizes, so you need to ensure you are taking enough time to not only select the right effect, but also fine-tune the settings if you want to get the most realistic and flawless results.Got any audio editing tips for the community? Share them in the comments below! Mixing and matching ADR with location audio can be very challenging, but these audio editing tips will help you get much better results every time.Top image: man in ADR booth via ShutterstockNobody enjoys having to record ADR. It’s a fairly grueling process that usually occurs at the tail end of a production when you just want to wrap things up and get your project out the door. What’s even more frustrating than having to record it in the first place though, is attempting to match the sound quality with your source/location audio.Capturing location audio via Antuan MejiasImagine a scenario where you’re editing a project that was shot entirely on a busy city street. Most of the location audio sounds solid, but there are a few takes that just aren’t working. Maybe the noise from the street bled through too much on a critical line or there was a technical issue with the mic, ultimately leaving you with the reality that you need to record ADR for a portion of the scene.Once you go back into the studio with your talent and rerecord their dialogue to match with picture, the work has really only begun. It goes without saying that clean, studio recorded audio tracks are going to sound very different from on location recordings, so ultimately you’ll need to take some measures to get the audio to match up.In a best case scenario, you’ll send your edited timeline to a dedicated ProTools artist who will help finesse the audio until it’s perfect. But in some instances, you may very well be left with the task of tweaking the audio yourself, and if that’s the case you should always adhere to these audio editing tips:Remember Why You Recorded Room ToneRecording room tone via Christopher MorrisAssuming you’ve done your job properly on set, you should have room tone recorded for each location you shot at. Room tone of course, is simply a track recording of ambience in your location which can be used during the audio editing process.One of the most critical steps in matching ADR with location audio involves the addition of room tone, which can be an art unto itself. Always ensure that you are not only adding in room tone, but mixing it down so the levels are equal to the ambient levels on the rest of your dialogue tracks. Also be sure to add crossfades carefully at the top and tail of your clips to ease in and out of the room tone clips.Just with this single step alone, your audio track will start to feel far smoother, as there will no longer be an absence of natural background noise when playing through the ADR segments. Here’s a quick video from Vimeo Film School that covers the basics of room tone:
A university student allegedly raped a Class VI student of a prominent school in the basement parking of a housing society in Sector 84 here on Wednesday. Accused, Piyush, 22, who studies in a private university, lives in the same society as the victim. He is on the run.Child Welfare Committee sources said the girl and the accused knew each other and had connected on Instagram three months ago. The police said the accused had raped the victim, around 11 years of age, on two occasions earlier. The police registered a case against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act on Thursday based on the complaint of the girl’s mother. The accused lived in a first-floor flat with his elder brother.