Driver of SUV remains in hospital

first_imgEven as Jason Bhaskaran remains in serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the Police are moving full steam ahead with regard to instituting charges in connection with the deadly smash-up at Coverden, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Sunday morning.Guyana Times understands that the Police have completed their investigations and the file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.Dead: Rudolph BessDead: Hansranie PersaudInjured: Jason BhaskaranAccording to information reaching this newspaper, the injured Bhaskaran will be held liable for the deaths of Rudolph Bess, 22, of Lot 220 Kaneville, EBD and Hansranie Persaud, 15, of Grove Housing Scheme, EBD.The driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, reportedly left his lane to dodge a drop in the roadway, which caused the accident. From reports gathered, several empty beer bottles spun out of the vehicle as it toppled. This newspaper was told that the young man was returning from a wedding to his Track “B” Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara home on the fateful morning.This publication also understands that the now dead teen girl had sneaked out of her mother’s house to join her friends at one of the blackwater creeks on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. The grandmother of the dead teenager at the scene was overheard taking about her wayward behaviour.Based on reports received, the teenager was having an affair with Bess which the family was against. In addition, her relatives had already packed her bags and were willing to send her off with the young man if she had persisted.On the morning of the accident, Bess and Persaud were returning from a party in Soesdyke on a motorcycle and in the vicinity of the Kaylee’s Service Station, the SUV which was driven by Bhaskaran slammed into them after swerving from a dip in the road.The motorcycle, along with the two now dead people, was forced into the vehicle driven by Yolanda Fraser-Patterson. She was returning to her Paradise, East Coast Demerara Home with her husband after dropping off a relative at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.Her husband, Joseph Patterson reportedly told Police ranks that the accident happened in a “flash”, recalling that he and his wife were chatting when the motorcycle came crashing into them.As a result of the impact, both Bess and Persaud suffered severe injuries that resulted in parts of their bodies being torn off and scattered on the roadway. Bhaskaran meanwhile lost control of the SUV which toppled several times causing him to incur severe head injuries.The Guyana Fire Service had to be summoned to the scene to assist in removing the drivers of both vehicles. Fraser-Patterson, her husband and Bhaskaran were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, but were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Bhaskaran and the injured woman remain patients at the medical facility, while Patterson was treated and sent away. Coverden fatal accident– Police moving full steam ahead to institute chargeslast_img read more

Lab Hopes to Develop Paint-On Window Coating

first_imgProgram aids entrepreneurial researchersThe technology is based on a type of material called a bottlebrush polymer, which Weitekamp studied as a graduate student at Caltech. He went to the Berkeley Lab last year as part of a program for entrepreneurial researchers called Cyclotron Road with the goal of commercializing the polymers.The Berkeley project is getting part of a $3.95 million award from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).The team’s goal is to develop a low-solar-gain coating that costs consumers $1.50 per square foot, which the lab says is 10% of the cost for commercially installed retrofit window coatings.“ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward projects,” said Arman Shehabi, a member of the research team. “The high reward in this project isn’t in the performance improvement. It’s transformative in how windows could be retrofitted — it’s something you can do yourself. The market need is very large, and there’s nothing low-cost out there that meets that need.”The lab didn’t offer any estimates of when the coating might actually be ready for the commercial market. One remaining challenge is to make a coating that reflects infrared light but doesn’t make the visible light passing through the glass appear hazy. Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a paint-on low-solar-gain window coating that would offer the same energy benefits as a window replacement or commercially applied film at a small fraction of the cost.The coating is designed to reflect infrared light but allow visible light to pass through, according to an article posted at the lab’s website.New windows offer a variety of coatings designed to control both the amount of visible light and solar heat gain passing through window glass, but replacing old windows in order to get those energy-efficiency benefits is expensive. Retrofit window films also are available, but they require professional installation, the lab said.“Instead of hiring expensive contractors, a homeowner could go to the local hardware store, buy the coating, and paint it on as a DIY retrofit — that’s the vision,” said Berkeley Lab scientist Raymond Weitekamp. “The coating will selectively reflect the infrared solar energy back to the sky while allowing visible light to pass through, which will drastically improve the energy efficiency of windows, particularly in warm climates and southern climates, where a significant fraction of energy usage goes to air conditioning.”A low-cost option for improving window performance has the potential to save 35 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year, according to the lab, reducing carbon emissions by 24 billion kilograms a year. That’s the same impact as taking 5 million cars off the road.last_img read more

Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera Package

first_imgLearn how you can build a professional cinema camera package that is ready for any type of run-and-gun shoot or studio setup.Let’s get something out of the way — this won’t be cheap. This is a professional setup with some top-of-the-line gear combined with some budget-friendly accessories.Now, let’s move on.So what does it take to put together an incredibly flexible camera package? Something that you can quickly and easily use on set. Something that serves the needs of the DP, First AC, sound technician, and more.Imagine a camera that, once assembled, could shoot any type of scene with multiple support systems. Shoot over the shoulder, on a gimbal, with a tripod, with a slider, or even sitting on the ground.That’s the challenge the team at Corridor took on, and here’s what they came up with. The GearSo what gear did the Corridor Crew use? B&H has a compiled list of the support gear, but we also hunted down the camera package itself. If you want to build something similar, expect to spend at least $35,000.CameraRED GEMINI 5K ($19,500)The Corridor Crew has been using RED cameras for years, but they recently decided to switch from the HELIUM 8K to the GEMINI 5K. That’s because the GEMINI offers much better low-light shooting.If you feel like splurging with a few thousand more for the HELIUM 8K sensor, you’ll be starting around $24,500.If you want to save a little, you can go with a DRAGON-X 5K, which starts at $14,950.LensesSigma Art Series Lenses (Price Varies)Obviously, you’ll want to choose the lenses you’d want for your own types of projects, but the Sigma Art lenses are beautiful.Support GearThis is where you can substitute options based on budget — but keep in mind that the crew selected many of these tools for their wireless capabilities, which creates more freedom on set.SmallHD 702 Bright On-Camera Monitor ($1,499)SmallRig DSLR Action NATO Handle ($48)Sachtler Sandwich Touch and Go Adapter with Touch & Go Plate 16 ($351)Syrp Magic Carpet 3.3′ Medium Track with Carriage and End Caps Kit ($329)Manfrotto 502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base ($159-200)Letus35 Helix Jr. Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Encoders ($1,799)Letus35 Helix Juice Box Battery – 5200 mAh ($175)Teradek MDR.ACI Wireless RED Camera Control ($2,199)SmallHD FOCUS Bold 500 TX ($1,499)SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 RX ($1,499)Teradek RT Thumbwheel S Standard Wired Controller ($399)Teradek RT Latitude MDR & MK3.1 Slave Cable – 24″, RA to Straight ($79)Wooden Camera WC-150800 Rosette Hand Grip ($195)Teradek RT MK3.1 4-Axis Wireless Lens Controller ($1,599)SHAPE ARRI Standard Studio Bridgeplate with 15mm Rods ($351)Sennheiser ew 500 Wireless G4 Handheld Microphone System ($1,295)Bluetooth Adapter ($ Varies)Element Technica Mantis (Discontinued)Bluetooth HeadphonesSome of this gear has been discontinued, but you can find suitable replacements. It’s all about knowing where to spend money, and where you can save money.All images via Corridor/Corridor Crew.Looking for more on film and video gear? Check out these articles.Introducing the Yeti Nano from Blue MicrophonesBREAKING: Blackmagic Design Announces the New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2Here’s What’s New in Panasonic’s EVA 3.0 Firmware UpdateBREAKING: SmallHD Releases New 7″ FOCUS Monitor with 1000 Nit BrightnessSony Announces a New 135mm G Master Lens at F1.8last_img read more

Narain Karthikeyan’s Indian Grand Prix dreams get boost

first_imgHaving declared of being assured a place for the Indian Grand Prix, Narain Karthikeyan got a shot in the arm from his team Hispania Racing on Saturday, who confirmed that he would be not only driving in India, but also be back in the cockpit during Friday’s first practice session at the September 25 Singapore Grand Prix.In a statement, Hispania said: “Karthikeyan will be back in the thick of the action as he gets behind the wheel of the HRT F111 F1 car during Friday’s first free practice session at the challenging 5.073-km Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore – the only night race on the F1 calendar. He will be driving at the inaugural Indian GP scheduled for 28- 30 October.” This has definitely been music to the ears of Karthikeyan.”I was told at the European Grand Prix that I would be driving in India.But now I have also been told I will get a chance in every race leading up to the Indian GP. I was hoping for some practice before the Indian GP, but this news is very good indeed,” the Coimbatore driver told Mail Today on Saturday.”We have a few updates in Singapore and I hope that eventually I will get to catch up with our competitors – Virgin.” When asked which circuit, apart from the Indian GP, did he look forward to driving at, the 34- year- old said: “I think the one in Japan is where I look forward to driving. I am most familiar with it and it is a challenging track.advertisement”For now, I am taking it one race at a time. The Singapore circuit will definitely be a challenge as it is new to me so I’ll have to get to grips with it fairly quickly. From what I know, it is a very demanding race physically, not only because of the temperatures and humidity but also being a high- speed street circuit it is extremely bumpy.” “Like any other street circuit, grip builds up through the weekend and car- setup will have to be constantly evolved to get the best out of it,” he said.Looking beyond the Indian GP, Karthikeyan said that he has now proved to everyone that there is still a lot of racing left in him. “I am confident that my current performances will help me in the 2012 season. There is still a lot of top level racing left in me.” HRT principal Colin Kolles commented: “It is great to have Narain back in the car as it will give him critical seat time before he drives at the Indian GP. He is the best driver to come out of the region and is undoubtedly extremely talented as he has proved through his progress this season”.With Team Lotus boss Tony Fernandes also saying that there is a strong possibility of the other Indian driver – Karun Chandhok – getting a chance to drive at the Indian Grand Prix, it seems that the inaugural F1 race might actually see two Indians behind the wheels when the lights go green on October 30.last_img read more

2011 Youth Trans Tasman and World Cup Commemorative Posters

first_imgPosters are 20×30 inch full colour print and are $140 each including GST plus postage. Following Australia’s success in both the Youth Trans Tasman Series and World Cup, be sure to purchase your copy of the posters for yourself or your affiliate. To view the posters, please click on the attachments below. To purchase your copy of the posters, please visit the Touch Football Australia online shop by clicking on the following link – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=396. Once you get to the online shop homepage, click on ‘general resources’ in the categories section and then search for ‘2011’ to view the posters. Alternatively, please contact Touch Football Australia on (02) 6212 2800 to place your order. Related Fileswctest-jpgtttest-jpglast_img read more

Professional Touch Football Training Programs

first_imgPro Training Programs, together with Touch Football Australia (TFA), gives you the chance to train like the Australian national Touch Football teams.Pro Training Programs for Touch Football are written by TFA’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant. These training programs are scientifically designed for maximum Touch Football performance enhancement.Don’t waste weeks or months following a poor training program. What you do is more important than how you do it.So train like the professionals and get the most reward from your efforts at training!Touch Football-based Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning programs are now available to be purchased online, and can be found at the link below:Touch Football Training Related LinksTraining Programslast_img read more

Surveillance Video Shows Will Smith In Possible Hit-And-Run Before Former Ohio State Star’s Death

first_imgWill Smith's Mercedes G Wagon.Will SmithA surveillance video from a New Orleans’ restaurant appears to show Will Smith in a possible hit-and-run with his alleged killer before the former Ohio State star’s death on Saturday night. Smith, 34, was shot to death in the Lower Garden District of the city. It had been reported that Smith was involved in a road-rage incident that led to him getting shot multiple times. A man has been arrested for the killing. The video shows a Mercedes SUV bumping the rear end of a Hummer near the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Andrew Street, a location about two blocks from where Cardell Hayes allegedly killed Smith. Smith was driving a Mercedes G63 SUV on Saturday night, while Hayes was driving a Hummer H2.Here’s the video. Hayes’ attorney said his client was involved in a hit-and-run. “Someone hit him,” John Fuller said. “The person failed to pull over. My client trailed behind this person in an effort to get their license plate number. My client also called 911.”Hayes was arrested on Sunday on a second-degree murder charge.last_img read more

Jamaicans to be Trained for Logistics Hub

first_imgThe Government is working to ensure that there is a pool of skilled local workers available to operate in the Global Logistics Hub, when it is developed. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said that the process has already begun to secure this cohort, with a significant training initiative to begin soon.“We are about to sign a co-operation agreement with Panama and we’re going to discuss a similar arrangement with Dubai in which we propose to send some people …to begin that training exercise so that when we come on stream, hopefully on a phased basis, we will have more and more of our people trained and prepared and ready to participate,” he said.Minister Hylton was addressing a Trade and Global Logistics Hub Luncheon Forum hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica on Wednesday, April 17, at the Spanish Court Hotel.The Government’s Global Logistics Hub initiative is aimed at taking advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.The Minister further informed that the old Machado building at South Camp Road is being converted to facilitate all local logistics training, adding that the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is also being expanded “to respond to this (need)”.“In the final analysis, where the critical skills would come from to ‘jump start’ the process, we’re prepared to embrace that, because…a number of our people (would be) trained so that in the medium to longer-term, they would be running these operations… and that includes our Diaspora, who have signaled their willingness (to offer their services),” he said.In developing the hub, which will position the country as the world’s fourth node in the global supply and logistics chain, the Government is now moving ahead to prepare the workforce, build out the necessary infrastructure, and put in place the legislative arrangements.The key elements of the Government’s global logistics hub initiative are: development of the Caymanas Economic Zone; dredging of the Kingston Harbour; expanding the port facility at Fort Augusta and Gordon Cay; establishing a Dry Dock facility at Jackson Bay, Clarendon; establishing a transshipment commodity port facility near Yallahs, St. Thomas; and developing an air cargo and passenger facility at Vernamfield, in Clarendon.The initiative was unveiled last year and is one of the planks on which the Government intends to grow the Jamaican economy.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

US ACTORS MAJOR TV NETWORKS AGREE TO LIMIT AUDITIONS IN HOMES HOTEL

first_imgThe largest U.S. actors’ union and the four major television networks on Saturday agreed to limit auditions in private hotel rooms and homes, ratifying a guideline the screen actors’ guild had enacted on its own following the #MeToo uproar, the union said.SAG-AFTRA, which represents 160,000 actors, and management from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract that also includes an array of pay increases, the guild said in a statement. The deal is subject to approval by the guild’s board of directors next month.The networks and union agreed to language similar to that from the union’s own Guideline No. 1, issued in April, which called for an end to auditions, interviews and similar professional meetings in private hotel rooms or at private residences. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said at the time the goal was to eliminate the potential for “predators to exploit performers behind closed doors under the guise of a professional meeting.”The so-called casting couch has long been used by men seeking sexual favors from actresses in exchange for parts.The measures followed the industry outrage that resulted from news reports that numerous women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein denied the allegations.The Weinstein reports led to a wave of accusations against high-profile men in politics, the media and show business, transforming the U.S. conversation about sexual harassment and assault.Women told stories about how they had been harassed using the #MeToo hashtag on social media.The scrutiny of Weinstein led to criminal charges against the producer last month. On June 5, Weinstein pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court to charges of rape and sexual assault based on allegations from 2004 and 2013.© 2018 Reuters Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

Elder trying to fill void of food insecurity in NWT with a

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN National NewsFood insecurity is a reality for many northern communities.But one elder in the Northwest Territories is helping bring fresh meat and fish to those who need them.The elder is doing so while upholding tradition.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img