first_imgDear Editor,Political parties do campaign vigorously, and go about trying to convince people that their vision for governing the country is best, should they win. Now this coalition Government’s track record seems to be riddled with more mistakes/incompetence/allegations of corruption compared to pleasing the public.Everywhere I go, I hear complaints more than praises, so I wonder how they will bounce from that. I don’t believe oil alone can save our country.Look at neighbouring Venezuela. Each party would have supporters from all over the country, and many would join/support because they would need to see development, especially for their area. They, too, would have a tremendous amount of ideas, and I wonder if the politicians would stop to listen to them after acceding to power. I don’t believe so.Now, over the years, I’ve complained of numerous things, and made recommendations, many of which seems to have fallen on deaf ears, even though they are important.Of recent, a six-year-old boy lost his life due to (my views) the negligence of teachers who were directly responsible for the safety of children, given the location and condition of the area.I’ve written about the riverine areas and the dangers lying there, and even made recommendations, but apparently they are not important, because I don’t believe any politician or their families could be affected whilst those directly in harm’s way continue in the same conditions.Editor, we see the newly elected president providing buses, speed boats, bicycles etc., all over the country, which is very commendable, but these donations are not enough to handle the capacity. Many children still resort to the normal mode of reaching to schools, and in the riverine areas, this is mainly by boats, and some are very dangerous. One only has to use the social media and occasionally one would see videos/images of the struggle.Now, one would see that none of these children have any lifejackets, and one would know that lifejackets are rather expensive in Guyana.Now, if our politicians have any sort of vision or care for this nation, they would have already put plans in place to either provide free life jackets or make them way cheaper for the school children, because their way of travelling is very dangerous.What’s the purpose of them hiring companies and individuals to write and print glorious manifestos at election time and most of the plans/vision cannot materialise, while simple problems cannot be solved? Can we say we are a country with vision being run by the visionless, or their vision is only focused on oil and their rewards?Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

first_imgPolice Director Gregory O. W. Coleman has called for continued collaboration between community dwellers and the Liberia National Police (LNP) as a way to successfully handle crimes across the country. To arrive at that level, Coleman said the LNP have instituted several measures aimed at exposing suspected armed robbers, adding, “We have also increased our night time patrol in various communities.”He then called on the public to cooperate with the LNP by sharing information that would lead to the arrest and subsequent prosecution of marauding suspected criminals.Coleman made the statement recently at the LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.According to him, the LNP is deeply concerned about the increase in mob violence across the country, particularly in Montserrado County. “We understand that sometimes people get frustrated over some issues to the extent that they often take the law into their own hands. This is unacceptable, and it’s not the way forward. The rule of law must prevail and people have to respect it at all times,” Coleman told reporters. He said during mob violence, innocent people lose their lives including those who, if spared, would have helped with the investigation, adding that they were not allowed to go through the legal process.Meanwhile, the LNP has appealed to members of the public engaged in mob violence to desist from such practice, “because we are going to start prosecuting people on the basis of intelligence gathered in areas that mob violence will occur,” Inspector Coleman added.For his part, Police Deputy Director for Administration William Mulbah said the LNP has also embarked on a massive facelift or renovation of its headquarters and other depots.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img AC Milan’s move for Morata could mean Silva is on his way to Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers have been placed on red alert after AC Milan decided they are willing to sell Andre Silva this summer.Originally the San Siro club had been looking to loan out the striker, who struggled during his first season in Italy.But now, according to Calciomercato, Milan are now ready to sell Silva this summer if someone bids £27 million.The club want the cash to reinvest in the squad – with Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata a top transfer target.Silva’s availability will be of great interest to Wolves, who have been tracking the Portugal international since January.The club failed with an approach for the 22-year-old then, but now they are back in the Premier League, a deal could be on the cards. 1last_img read more

first_imgHe would also miss Liverpool’s Champions League match at home to Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.This means Keita will’s first game back could be for Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal on November 3 provided he is deemed match fit.It was beginning to look like a bit of a disastrous international break for Liverpool after Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk all picked up knocks.However, Salah and Van Dijk could feature against the Terriers while Mane hasn’t been ruled out. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool’s Naby Keita is out for two weeks following a hamstring injury he sustained while on international duty, according to reports in his native Guinea.The midfielder was helped off the pitch on the back of one of his team-mates during Guinea’s 1-1 draw in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Rwanda on Tuesday. REVEALED Latest Liverpool FC News 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? This was after he left the field with a back injury during Liverpool’s Champions League defeat at Napoli earlier this month where he spent the evening in a Naples hospital.The news will be a welcome relief for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who would have been concerned about the 23-year-old’s injuries piling up.If Keita is absent for two weeks he’ll miss the Premier League matches at Huddersfield – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT on Saturday from 17:30 and at home to Cardiff.Huddersfield vs Liverpool match preview RANKED huge blow Klopp’s men have not won any of their last four games Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Four key men set to feature for Liverpool’s trip to HuddersfieldMeanwhile, James Milner, who sustained a hamstring injury during the Reds’ goalless draw against Manchester City could return despite initially being given a month-long lay-off.They return to Premier League action in third place in the table, level on points with City and Chelsea. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars latest gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Keita’s progress at Liverpool has been disrupted by injury 2 shining last_img read more

first_imgThe ProjectLet’s say I’m working on a documentary about organized crime, and I have an interview subject who needs to stay incognito. I already have his face mosaiced out, and now I want to lower the tone of his voice so that he is unrecognizable. To do this, I’ll need to add a track effect to the audio track containing his sound bytes. Let’s get started.Step 1: Open the Audio Track Mixer PanelTo add track effects, I need to open up the track mixer panel. To do this, I’ll go to Window > Audio Track Mixer. First, I want to organize my project, so I’m going to rename each track. This sequence consists of an interview sound byte, a music clip, and a sound effect. Each audio asset resides on its own track, so I’ll rename the tracks accordingly. Once I rename the track in the mixer panel, I’ll be able to see the track names in the timeline panel as well.Step 2: Show Effects and SendsNow that I have my tracks renamed, I want to add my effects. To access track effects, I’ll click on the Show/Hide Effects and Sends triangle at the top left-hand corner of the track mixer panel. Once this is open, I can see that each track has five FX slots where I can add effects via a drop-down menu. When I select and apply an effect, I can quickly activate or deactivate that effect by clicking the FX button next to the effect controls.Step 3: Add Effects to TrackI want to add two track effects to this particular project: one for my interview subject and one for my music. For the first track, I want to change the pitch of my interview subject’s voice, making him unrecognizable to viewers to safeguard his identity. So for track one, I’ll add a Pitch Shifter effect and lower the pitch until I’m happy. For the music, I want to make a small and subtle change, so I’ve added a Stereo Expander to the track.Step 4: KeyframeI can make changes to each track effect in the effect properties section at the bottom of the Effects and Sends area of the mixer panel. To make further adjustments to my track effect, I’ll need to head down to the timeline panel and change the Show Keyframe options to display my track effect. Then I’ll select the Pen tool to add keyframes and animate my effects to my heart’s desire. I don’t need to add any changes to my interview track, but I will animate my Stereo Expander effect to expand immediately after my subject is done speaking. Every videographer will need to work with track effects at some point. Here’s what you need to know about working with these effects in Premiere Pro.Cover image via Shutterstock.You have a lot of flexibility when working with audio in Premiere Pro. In addition to adding effects to audio clips, you can also make adjustments on the track level. Track-level adjustments are handy when you want to apply an effect to multiple audio clips at the same time. Simply apply an audio track effect, and it will affect all of the clips on that track. Or use track effects on a submix to apply your effect to multiple tracks at the same time. Let’s take a look at a step-by-step method to add track effects in Premiere Pro.last_img read more