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first_img-President assures at Upper Mazaruni GamesPresident David Granger, this afternoon, told athletes and residents of the Upper Mazaruni that Government will continue to invest in sports as it remains a critical part of the development of young Guyanese.He was at the time delivering the feature address at the 22nd Annual District Games being held at Jawalla Village, Upper Mazaruni in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region (Region Seven).The Head of State noted that Government, with its expected oil revenue, will continue to enhance the lives of Guyanese across the country by bridging the gap between hinterland and coastland.In this regard, President Granger iterated that Government will restore free education from nursery to tertiary so that young people have more opportunities to advance. He reminded that it is a constitutional right to have access to free education in Guyana.“Residents of Upper Maz., sport is very important to us in the Government. Sport is part of our culture and here in the Upper Maz., you have led the rest of the country in terms of village sport and organisation.Sport is important for building self-confidence, sport is important for discipline, sport is important for fostering leadership, sport is important for the hinterland because our Government is trying to erase the differences between the hinterland and coastland,” he said as he congratulated the Upper Mazaruni District Sports Council.President Granger said there are four Cs associated with sports: cooperation, competition, commitment and Cohesion. He said sports represents cooperation between the sixteen villages which are participating in the games.“Cooperation is the first C and over the last two decades or more, you have been able to bring about the level of cooperation from the villages in the Upper-Mazaruni that would be the envy of the other regions in Guyana. This cooperation builds team spirit, builds pride in your village, pride in your Region and pride in your nation- Guyana,” the President who was accompanied by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, their daughter Ms. Afuwa Granger and granddaughter Miss Faraa Gaskin said.President David Granger receives the salute from participants of the Upper Mazaruni District Games to his left, Minister of State Ms Dawn Hastings-Williams accompanies the Head of State and Regional Chairman Mr Gordon Bradford on his right. Also pictured is Regional Executive Officer Mr Kerwin Ward and District Sports President Mr Rudolph WellingtonThe Second C the President referred to is competition. “Competition, yes, is about winning or losing but it is not about hating. Competition is about improving your performance through friendly rivalry. Competition is about creating captains and leaders and this is what I see coming out of these games, year after year when I come here,” he said.The third C, President Granger said is the athletes’ commitment. He said he is always astonished to see the pride demonstrated by the athletes.“Sport is not about hatred… Sport is about the commitment to higher ideals,” the Head of State said while stating that Cohesion is also an important element demonstrated through the annual games.He said the Upper Mazaruni District games sees both young and old, boys and girls as well as people from near and far attending. This, he said, is indicative of social cohesion.“Upper Maz., your games are a model for the rest of the nation. This is not a political forum but this is a national forum and Guyana is proud of you, wherever you are from. This is a model I would like other regions and districts to emulate,” President Granger said as he congratulated the athletes and organisers for a job well done.The Head of State noted also the improvements made to the Jawalla Sports Complex highlighting the installation of flood lights and the erection of new buildings.This year marks the seventh Upper Mazaruni District Games that the President Granger would have attended.Minister of State, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams; Regional Chairman, Region Seven, Mr. Gordon Bradford; Toshao, Jawalla Village, Mr. Harold Brown and President of the Upper Mazaruni District Sports Council, Mr. Rudolph Wellington also attended the opening ceremony.The games will conclude on August 11 and will see participation from the villages of Jawalla, Waramadong, Phillipai, Quebanang, Imbaimadai, Kako, Chinoweing, Kaikan, Waxcrrek, Arau, Paruima, Isseneru, Kamarang, Abbau, San Juan and the District Sports Council (DSC) in the disciplines of football, track and field, volley ball, archery, cricket, blowpipe, swimming and table tennis.last_img read more

first_imgOn Thursday, Doheny Memorial Library was transformed for Wonderland Unbound, a multimedia event to showcase works from the USC Libraries’ Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection. Wonderland Unbound is an evening filled with music, food, actors in costume and interactive multimedia events such as visual presentations and scavenger hunts — all central to the theme of Lewis Carroll’s imaginative works.Down the rabbit hole · USC Libraries celebrated the 10th anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award at Doheny Memorial Library. – Christine Yoo | Daily TrojanWonderland Unbound was sponsored by Visions & Voices to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award, a multidisciplinary competition in which students create new, scholarly and creative works inspired by the ever-growing Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection.Tyson Gaskill, executive director of communications and events at USC Libraries, stated that George and Linda Cassady not only donated the collection to USC, but started the award as well.“They didn’t want the collection to just sit here,” Gaskill said. “They specifically wanted the students to be able to interact with the collection and keep it relevant, keep it fresh.”Linda Cassady, one of the founders of the collection, said that Wonderland Unbound seemed like a natural fit for the university because Carroll disliked being an adult and was always interested in self-discovery and creativity.“It’s fun seeing how the rest of the student body responds to Carroll,” Cassady said. “I like the students watching it and participating with it, especially for those who didn’t know much about Carroll’s works before.”Corona Yu, a freshman majoring in biochemistry, said that she was glad to be taking advantage of USC’s artistic events and enjoyed the free food, animation, actors and decoration.“It all comes together to seem really like a Wonderland,” Yu said.Abby Saunders, curator of the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection, explained that unlike many other universities, USC opens up its special collections to the public.“We encourage especially students and faculty to come and enjoy [the special collections]. It’s really open,” Saunders said.Wonderland Unbound shared Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark and other rare materials from the collection by incorporating all aspects of Lewis Carroll’s genius in unique ways, such as digital animation and massive light projections of Carroll’s famous characters that covered the walls of Doheny. The projection mapping of the library building was done in partnership with 7StarSun.“7StarSun spent a lot of time with us looking at the collection and coming up with creative ideas that we then tried to massage and focus into the right direction,” Gaskill said.Tim Stanton, project manager for USC Libraries, explained how he worked those involved with the animations to best exemplify Carroll, who worked not only in literature, but in photography, games and math.“What we told people was to think of everything Lewis Carroll created, not just Alice,” Stanton said. “To focus on his math, his lesser-known stories, the totality of his work.”Gaskill discussed how it was to implement new technology and medium in creating Wonderland Unbound as a large-scale multimedia event.“We’re working way outside of our comfort zone. We have not done something like this before,” Gaskill said.The façade of the library was transformed through large projections of Carroll’s stories, such as Alice’s adventures and the battle of the Jabberwocky. The event started with 7StarSun’s original productions then shared student productions from USC’s Cinematic Arts graduate students.Bethany Balchunas, a freshman majoring in archaeology, said that she enjoyed the light projections, which were imaginative and mind-opening.“I like that the event included student productions. It feels more ‘ours,’” Balchunas said.Throughout the night, visitors were able to interact with actors in costume, who helped with the augmented reality scavenger games.“They’re clear, white-looking books with Carrollian phrases,” Stanton said. “You then take a tablet with an app running on it and you roll it over the book to see a feature come up, like a rabbit going down the hole.”In between the different animations, people were also given the chance to choose which light projections would be shown on the building.“I think the star of the show will be the tablet,” Stanton said. “There with a tablet, you’re able to manipulate the imagery shown on the building like video jockeys.”Planning for the event started two years ago to both commemorate the 10th anniversary and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice ‘s Adventures in Wonderland.“This is almost like a kick-off event for the anniversary,” Gaskill said.last_img read more

first_imgThe New Zealand Football Federation put an end to the ocean nation’s Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic and the danger this poses for soccer players and fans. “Auckland City, leader with 37 points, is declared champion, which gives it a place in the next edition of the OFC Champions League“, announced on its official website the competition, which claimed to have agreed on the decision” with clubs and the government’s medical council. “ Auckland City thus added the 11th Premiership of its history, which came under the baton of the Spanish José Manuel Figueira and with Eñaut Zubikarai, Angel Berlanga Y Albert Riera in the template. Despite being benefited by the resolution Ivan Vukisch, president of the New Zealand entity, declared feeling “disappointed”. “No one wanted the season to end this way. Team Wellington was very close and Waitakere United, Eastern Suburbs AFC, Tasman United, Hamilton Wanderers and Southern United were fighting for a ‘play-off’ spot,” said the manager.The ‘Navy Blues’, who were awarded the Charity cup just a few days ago after defeating Eastern Suburbs 0-2, they were leaders, although only three points separated them from second place. At the time of suspension, two games remain for the end of the regular season. If everything had continued normally, the play-offs for the title would have been played later. Auckland was already affected by the suspension of the OFC Champions League, postponed until May 6.last_img read more

first_imgThere may be light snow blowing in the wind across Donegal today but any thoughts of heavier snow should be forgotten.Met Eireann says that while the North West will experience bitterly cold temperatures today and overnight, there will be no heavy falls of snow.Many parts of Leinster awoke to a blanket of snow with an Orange Weather Warning in place. But Donegal will escape the worst of the weather.Tonight will be extremely cold across the county with temperatures set to plummer to -3 degrees.This is the Met Eireann forecast for today and tonight.Snow showers will continue this afternoon, heaviest over Eastern and Southern parts of Leinster and in Western parts of Munster with some further accumulations. West Connacht will stay dry with good sunshine. Bitterly cold and windy everywhere with highest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees in strong and gusty easterly winds. The showers will become more scattered this evening. TonightScattered snow showers still occurring over Eastern parts of Leinster and Ulster tonight. Otherwise it will be a cold frosty night with lows of 0 to -3 degrees with widespread frost and icy stretches. Easterly winds moderating.Bitterly cold across Donegal but forget about building any snowmen! was last modified: March 19th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:donegalfreezingfrostMet Eireannsnowlast_img read more