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Tax-fatigued student population

first_imgDear Editor,As the PNC-led Coalition tighten their grip on society, they have finally landed their silliness at our national tertiary institution — the University of Guyana. I make mention of the imposition of restricted zones for parking, as well as the new clamping of students’ vehicle laws. This latest vendetta on academia is another crude taxation measure on an already tax-fatigued student population.Even before that, students were saddled with a steep hike in fees and other burdensome costs, which adds to the misery of gaining a decent and affordable higher education; while the promised improvement in the infrastructure and other dire necessities is still a way-off aspiration waiting to be fulfilled. So these new moves, like the clamping of students’ vehicles, come as a surprise.Amidst all of these goings-on is the sudden silence of the unions and other representatives of the student body. Where are those who are duly constituted to protect and further students’ rights at UG? Where are they? Is something radically wrong with the whole unionized psyche at UG?To begin with, an increased vehicular traffic at UG is welcome, because it shows that the university is growing. Those in administration ought to be delighted and appreciative of this fact, hence adequate facilities should have been put in place for parking. Instead, we hear of this retrogression of the putting up of barriers as well as clamping of vehicles just adding to students’ frustration.This is a retrograde move with a clear aim.Where is Patsy Francis? Where is Melissa Ifill? Are they asleep? What has gone wrong with them? Why the sudden silence? Wake up!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

WikiLeaks App Yanked from App Store

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#web audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Well, that didn’t take long. The unofficial WikiLeaks app has been yanked from the Apple Store. The app was approved on Dec. 17, but yesterday developer Igor Barinov received word that the app was removed from sale.Apple is by no means the first or only tech company to take this sort of action against WikiLeaks information. It joins the ranks of Amazon, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and Tableau Software in closing the doors to WikiLeaks. When we wrote about the app, we surmised that it might run afoul of Apple’s Developer Guidelines. It isn’t simply that the app contains controversial information – as a mobile version of the website, links to the leaked documents are available there, and the WikiLeaks’ Twitter stream. In removing the app from the store, it seems easy for Apple to echo the justification that Amazon used when booting WikiLeaks from the cloud: WikiLeaks doesn’t “own” the content. And furthermore, Barinov and his unofficial app don’t own the rights to the WikiLeaks data either.Barinov says he hasn’t received details from Apple as to why the app has been removed. We’ve contacted Apple as well and will update this story when we hear something.Updated: Apple has told Business Insider that, “We removed WikiLeaks because it violated developer guidelines. An app must comply with all local laws. It may not put an individual or target group in harms way.”Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-says-wikileaks-app-put-an-individual-or-target-group-in-harms-way-it-pulled-it-2010-12#ixzz18lqVcoHrIn the meantime, Barinov does say that the endeavor, however short, was successful, and the WikiLeaks app sold enough copies to hit the top of the Lifestyle category in many countries. Barinov claims that half the money he’s raised from sale of the $1.99 app will go to WikiLeaks. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

The Cost of Video Editing Certification

first_imgVideo editing certification gives you the upper-hand in the industry. In this post, we rundown a few of the more popular certification programs.Aside from an awesome demo reel and experience, there is no quicker way to prove your video editing competency than being certified. While most employers don’t require their video editors or VFX team be certified, it can sometimes serve as a tie-breaker between you and the next guy when applying for a job.But is it worth the investment? In the following article we compare the costs of certification across different video editing platforms.Adobe Premiere ProAdobe certification is good for 12 months following your original test date. While the first test isn’t cheap it is only a third of the price to get recertified after 12 months.The certification test is 54 multiple choice questions and a quick survey. Users only need to get 63% correct on the test to be certified. You can schedule your test at any Pearson testing center. The test takes 70 minutes to complete.Price: $180 for expert certification,  $60 for recertificationApple Final Cut Pro“Pro” certification for Final Cut Pro comes in the form of two different tests, level 1 and level 2. Both exams for level 1 and level 2 consist of 59 multiple choice, fill in the blank and interactive questions.The test is offered at many cities across the country. Test takers must get at least 80% correct to pass. The test takes 90 minutes to complete.Price: $60 to $200 for pro certification (price varies by location)Avid Media ComposerMedia Composer “Professional” certification is the cheapest test to take based on cost…but not the easiest to learn. Avid’s certification covers content taught in their MC 101 Editing Essentials course as well as the MC 205 Professional Effects and Compositing course and the MC 201 Professional Picture and Sound Editing course. The courses cost upwards of $1,000 dollars and are only offered in a very limited number of cities.Avid doesn’t say what percentage of correct answers is needed to pass.Price: $25 for professional certificationEach of the above certifications offer lesser versions of the certification to prove basic proficiency…and most of those options are free. For more information visit Adobe, Apple or Avid’s certification page.Are you certified on an editing platform? Is it helpful and do you think it was worth it? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitch

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitchby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi will be stronger for his game against Borussia Dortmund.The 0-0 Champions League draw was Messi’s first appearance of the season.Valverde said afterwards: “He is the same way any player would be who didn’t do a preseason and had only done four or five sessions with the group. “With hardly any preparation, he had came into a game that was already underway. It’s the first game with him and also the first full game for Luis Suarez. It’s the first step because we need the players in attack who play together.” last_img

Auburn’s Antoine Mason Honors Late Father On His Sneakers

first_imgAntoine Mason's sneakers remembering his father.On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along with “God”, “Fam” and “Ball” underneath. It was Mason’s first game since the passing of his father.Antoine Mason inscribed his shoes to honor his father during tonight’s SEC tournament game #AuburnFamily pic.twitter.com/uuGW0k6ALN— AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) March 11, 2015Mason scored four points in 18 minutes and helped lead his team to a victory over Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.last_img

For Ohio State mens basketball Illinois a chance to right your wrongs

Despite a midseason stretch that figured to knock the No. 14 Ohio State men’s basketball team out of the race for the Big Ten crown, the Buckeyes find themselves in a familiar position: on the cusp of their fourth-straight regular season championship. After a four-game winning streak, highlighted by wins against No. 2 Indiana and then-No. 4 ranked Michigan State, OSU (22-7, 12-5 Big Ten) is set to take on Illinois in its regular season finale Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. For the Buckeyes, it might be also be a chance at revenge after the Illini (21-10, 8-9 Big Ten) dominated the Buckeyes, 74-55, on Jan. 5 in Champaign, Ill. “The benefit of playing a team twice is you get to play smarter basketball,” said senior forward Evan Ravenel at a Friday press conference. “You get an opportunity to right your wrongs.” That opportunity comes three weeks after what might’ve been OSU’s lowest point-a 22-point loss against then-No. 20 Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Despite the setback, OSU coach Thad Matta left his lineup and rotation virtually unchanged. “I think the biggest thing is we didn’t handle that situation well,” Matta said, reflecting on the Wisconsin loss. “We couldn’t stop the ball from rolling.” OSU, though, finds itself with a chance at yet another league title. The game also serves as Senior Day for the Buckeyes’ lone senior, Ravenel. “It’s going to be a bittersweet feeling. I really enjoyed my time here,” Ravenel said. “My time here at Ohio State has been wonderful.” A win Sunday could put the Buckeyes in position to be crowned Big Ten regular season co-champions. Indiana hits the road to take on No. 7 Michigan Sunday and if the Wolverines and Buckeyes win, it would result in a four-way tie for first place in the conference. Ravenel says the team isn’t letting the game in Ann Arbor, Mich., detract from his attention on Illinois, though. “I’m not focused on what everybody else does. I’m just focused on what we do at 12:30 (Sunday’s tipoff),” Ravenel said. Win or lose, the result could carry over positive or negative momentum into the Big Ten tournament, which starts Thursday. As such, Matta said consistent play is the key for a team competing for not just the league’s tournament championship, but also a potential national title. “Slip ups cost you,” Matta said. “The last couple of years we’ve had a bad half of basketball that cost us our season.” OSU is set to take on the Fighting Illini Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Football Fourstar 2018 inside linebacker prospect KVaughan Pope commits to Ohio State

Ohio State gained its 17th member of its 2018 recruiting class when four-star inside linebacker K’Vaughan Pope committed to the Buckeyes Friday evening.https://twitter.com/Pop3Bad_81/status/893610280378347521The Dinwiddie, Virginia, native is the 168th-ranked player nationally in the class, according to 247Sports composite rankings, and ranks seventh in the country at the position.The Buckeyes received Pope’s pledge over other top programs such as Florida, Clemson and Alabama.The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Pope is the No. 4 ranked player in his state. He joins fellow inside linebacker and Virginian Teradja Mitchell in Ohio State’s 2018 class, which is the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation.

For Zabaleta it would be special to return to Manchester City

first_imgThe former Citizens’ defender and club legend is keen to return to his former team, but he might also want to explore other world leaguesFormer Manchester City footballer Pablo Zabaleta talked to The Sun to explain how would it feel to return to his club.He also talked about how he could go play in other leagues in the world.“My heart tells me I would like to play forever but I will be 34 in January and I need to listen to my body at that time,” Zabaleta told the newspaper.“At 34 I think it might be the right time to try something different, have a new experience.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“If I carry on playing in Europe, Italy is one of those leagues I haven’t played, but I have always been thinking about the Middle East,” he added.“I know Pep did this and went to Qatar after playing for Barcelona and then moved into coaching. It would be nice to do that.”“I have done my B Licence, next is the A Licence. In football, you never know but I’d like to keep involved, whether as a manager or off the field,” he commented about new opportunities.“I want to prepare myself by having those badges.”last_img read more