The inaugural Guyana Fashion Showcase is set for May 24 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, featuring some 45 models and 16 designers who will display new fashion trends to the Guyanese public.Designer Roger GrayThe Guyana Fashion Showcase was founded by Philbert Giddings and promises to bring together local and international artistes from the fashion arena. While the invitation was open to local designers, only five responded including Randy Madray. The international designers are from Jamaica, Togo, the Bahamas and the United States.One of the designers, Roger Gray, stated that a spectacular show is expected, and the following Monday will feature a travel segment.“The Monday, we’re doing a travel segment of the event which is a trip to Kaieteur Falls. Before that, it’s the Carnival segment. We have about 16 designers who will be showcasing at the event.”Another local designer, Michelle Cole-Wagner, emphasised that they are incorporating the eco-tourism aspect of Guyana in the designs. The runway is also one of the largest ones ever executed in Guyana.“The runway is 60 feet which is probably the longest one ever in Guyana. What we’re trying to showcase is the eco-tourism aspect of Guyana. The runway will be designed to portray such and the girls will be looking more or less like they came out of a jungle.”Tickets cost $4000 and $8000. There is also the premium package for US$80. The organisers are planning to make this event an inaugural one and are encouraging the general public to support, since proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a convalescence organisation.It was clarified that this event does not replace the activities of Guyana Fashion Week. Some ready-to-wear garments will also be available from some of the designers.
Denny Morrison added a silver in the men’s team pursuit on Sunday, to give him two second-place finishes at the final World Cup competition of the season. After posting his best 1,500 metre time of the season on Friday to pick up the silver medal, Morrison joined his Olympic teammates Lucas Makowsky and Mattieu Giroux as the trio finished about a second and a half behind the gold medal-winning Norwegians. – Advertisement -On the womenâ€™s side, Kristina Groves and Brittany Schussler took gold and bronze medals respectively in the women’s 1,500, while Cindy Klassen joined the pair for a gold medal performance in the womenâ€™s team pursuit. Skaters will remain in the Netherlands preparing for the final event of the season. The World Allround Championships are in Heerenveen March 19-21. By Jon Zacks
PALMDALE – Residents are urged to attend Monday night’s Palmdale City Council meeting to give their thoughts on a proposed crime-fighting program called “Partners for a Better Palmdale.” The council will meet at 7p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway. City officials call the program a comprehensive community effort designed to make Palmdale the safest, healthiest and most vibrant city possible by bringing together the resources of businesses, neighborhoods, community groups, individuals and government. Palmdale aims to coordinate and collaborate with these entities to reduce crime, build community values and engage residents. For information, call (661) 267-5115. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
IT WAS a very proud night for members of the Glenswilly GAA club as they welcomed home Sam to the captain’s club.Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and Gary McFadden were greeted by family and friends.With thanks to Wallace Media for this video.Click to play SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – VIDEO OF A PROUD NIGHT IN GLENSWILLY was last modified: September 28th, 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – VIDEO OF A PROUD NIGHT IN GLENSWILLY
Concern has been expressed after a catheter bag was found full of urine in the centre of Buncrana.The catheter bag found on the street in Buncrana this morning.It has not yet been established how the medical device ended up being dumped in St Mary’s carpark.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has contacted the local town council who are in the process of having the device removed. “I hope that whoever had the catheter bag is not in distress.“The reason I contacted the council was to have it removed was in case any children came across it,” he said. CONCERN AFTER MEDICAL DEVICE FOUND DUMPED ON STREET was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 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:buncranaCATHETER BAGCllr Ciaran McLaughlin
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Don’t have enough funds to purchase high-priced lighting kits? Try out using some of these cheaper methods to get your lighting right.One of the core principles of a skillful shot is the use of good lighting. Here’s the problem, though – lighting equipment can be pretty expensive. When you set up a typical interview shot, you’ll probably use 3 different lights to set your key, back, and fill. Each of those lights can cost around $200 each, which will stretch your budget to more than some people can afford.Not to worry, though, my wonderful penny pinchers. The folks over at ShareGrid have a few ways to incorporate everyday lighting systems to achieve quality light production by using cheap work lights, foam board, and even Christmas lights.Work/Clamp LightsFor anyone who’s been on a construction site or has a quirky friend who likes utilitarian design, you’ve probably seen these lights before. These cheap tin lights cost only about 9 dollars each and can do some serious work for their low cost. These aren’t the prettiest lights, but you can spruce them up by choosing the type of bulb you put in them. Use tungsten bulbs for a warmer color, or LED bulbs if you want more of a white temperature. Since these bulbs don’t have a dimmer setting, the wattage of your bulb will determine how powerful the light will be.Foamcore BoardAhh, the foamcore board, a gaffer’s best friend. It’s one of the simplest ways to get diffusion in your lighting set up. When using the work lights mentioned above, the light from them will be harsh and unappealing. To soften the light, direct it at a foam board and use the reflected light as your key. The light will spread out more evenly and create a prettier light.Shower CurtainPossibly one of the more underutilized lighting additions out there, the shower curtain creates a thin matte for your reflected light to diffuse it even more. When you add the shower curtain to the reflected light off of the foam core board, you create a system called a “book light”, which takes a small, hard source of light and makes it a large, broad, even source of light.Christmas LightsI for one never thought I would use Christmas lights in my shots unless they were there for a practical use. But, if you are looking for a really simple way to spruce up your fill light, these small lights can create a soft, mellow glow that can compliment your key very nicely. Make sure to hang them on a poster board directed at your subject so you can use their reflect all of their lighting power towards your subject, and you don’t lose any to the back.Parchment Paper and Screen MaterialYou don’t want your back light to create a hard line on your subject’s outline. You want a soft, even light that compliments the others in your setuo. Try pointing one of your lights at a combination of parchment paper and screen material. This will break up the direct light and add a smoother back light to your subject.MirrorsNo need to buy more lights. Just double your output by reflecting an already existing light in your system through a mirror! To pull this off, set up your mirror on a stand and try and find a reflective angle of one of your lights. Try and point it to the back of your subject for a second back light. It’s not going to be enough light to be used as a key or fill, but it’s just enough to create a complimentary back light on your subject.
Marcus Rashford scored two minutes into stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English Premier League on Saturday.Rashford capped an impressive cameo as a second-half substitute by tapping in from close range after Wayne Rooney cut in from the left and sent across a low ball.After previous wins over Bournemouth and Southampton, United was on course to drop points for the first time this season in the face of an obdurate defensive performance by promoted Hull, which also won its first two games.Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s three-match scoring run came to end, but United was saved by another striker at the opposite end of his career. The 18-year-old Rashford burst onto the scene in the second half of last season, earning a place in England’s European Championship squad, but has been displaced by Ibrahimovic under new coach Jose Mourinho.United joined Chelsea on maximum points after three games.