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Guyanese contribute to multibillion-dollar international company

first_imgGuyana has been largely contributing to the fast growing operations of a multibillion-dollar foreign company through Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), with a significant amount of Guyanese falling under its employ.Wayfair, a Boston-based online furniture purveyor that generated over US.25 billion in revenue in 2015, reported that the company is relying on a BPO provider in Georgetown to support its back-office operations.BPO is the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of a specific business process to a third-party service provider. BPO services include payroll, human resources (HR), accounting and customer/call centre relations.The two leading global BPO providers in Guyana are Qualfon and Teleperformance.Wayfair’s team in Guyana handles merchandising and the back-office type of work.“We have been very pleased with our team in Guyana. The country offers a strong talent pool of well-educated, native English speakers who are very familiar with American culture,” said the Vice President of the Merchandising Operations Dave Raymond in a prepared statement published on Nearshore Americas.In the case of Wayfair, the company is partnering with Emerge BPO, founded by Adrian Collins, who was born in Guyana and educated largely in the United States.Emerge employs more than 400 employees, the bulk of whom are based in Guyana. The company also employs at-home workers in the US and Canada.According to the World Bank, the unemployment rate for female youths in Guyana is 32 per cent while for male youths, it is 20 per cent.If willing to commit to a career in BPO, many Guyanese can find meaningful employment since there appears to be a developing trend to contract smaller countries, particularly in the English-speaking Caribbean.This will in turn put its populace in a better position to score more lucrative, digital opportunities if they equip themselves to chase after that business.These jobs, according to reports, bring not just income, but crucially needed stability for the country, which ranked third poorest in South America with a per capita income of US00 per annum per household.The BPO sector is rapidly expanding on the global landscape and is estimated to increase tenfold by 2020.In neighbouring Jamaica, Cabinet approved several multimillion-dollar contracts for expansion of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, and for infrastructural work across the island.Government officials had noted that the transformation will ensure Jamaica’s prime positioning for transition to a digital society.last_img read more

Hunters saw truck leaving second Bombing Location

first_imgThe RCMP has called in members of local search and rescue teams to help sift through a 300 metre debris fieldsurround the second bomb location.The RCMP have also released a description of a pickup truck seen leaving the scene the morning of last bombing. A pair of hunters reported seeing a pickup truck driving away from the area at about 6 am Thursday.- Advertisement -Both hunters noticed the truck had distinctively long side mirrors with turn-signal lights on top of them. The hunters also described square, LED tail lights, but they gave conflicting reports on the colour and make.last_img

Geek Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness Breaks The Prime Directive

first_imgbrian s hall Among the stunning visual battles and non-stop action, some of the best moments of Star Trek Into Darkness are tender human moments. Those that reveal the budding – and sometimes acrimonious – relationships still being formed aboard the new Enterprise. Kirk and Spock. Spock and Uhura. Scotty and the warp core. Each actor more closely subsumes their role in this latest Star Trek iteration. Chris Pine is Kirk. Zachary Quinto is Spock. Zoe Saldana is Uhura. The film places them all in peril, and forces each of them to save the other. The bonds of a lifelong friendship and wholehearted commitment (and a long line of potential sequels) to one another are forged.Stumbling Off The Enterprise 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts The action-packed Star Trek Into Darkness begins with a mad dash, a swirling, red-fueled explosion – and a lesson: sacrificing your own life, or abandoning your sworn duty, is always right provided the cause is just. An attack upon Starfleet, Captain Kirk’s loss of his command – and an Earthly betrayal – are enough to propel the crew of the Starship Enterprise into action.Red Alert: Spoilers aheadDirected by J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness incorporates all the action scenes, special effects and humor necessary for a summer blockbuster, while effectively maintaining the focus on the beloved characters: Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov and Uhura. There is enough action to satisfy the Trekkie newbies and just enough homage paid to the original Star Trek television series to make hardcore fans blush. A joyfully clever twist on what is – still – the best Star Trek movie ever, should satisfy all. Abrams allows each character his or her moment moment to shine. He unabashedly tosses Tribbles, Klingons, red suits and Mr. Spock all into the pot even as he constructs a version of the series able to stand on its own.   Where the movie fails is when the focus shifts to characters not on the Enterprise. Khan is a bit too superhuman, Klingons are easily bested in a fight, Starfleet is an inexplicable tangle of unstated relationships, and the beautiful people of 23rd century Earth are essentially bystanders to the action. All is forgiven, however, as each successive scene raises the stakes: from Spock inside a volcano to Kirk piloting his shuttlecraft on Kronos, to Sulu righting the Enterprise before it crashes and burns back on Earth. Despite the film’s scale and speed and fights and explosions, Star Trek Into Darkness ultimately reveals the indelible rise of geek culture. The Enterprise – and all of Starfleet – is overflowing with smart, highly technical, amazingly skilled men and women ready to build, repair and imagine as their life mission. Best of all, unlike in the original series, in today’s version the highly intellectual Spock and the brain-enhanced Khan get all the best action scenes. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img In the future, smarts and focus are rewarded. Through intellect, bravery and a can-do attitude – all pure geek –  all obstacles are overcome. Theirs is a world of magic-like technology, blistering focus and an eager embrace of faraway worlds, beings, and cultures. We are the better for it. Violating the prime directive (through sacrifice and the abandonment of sworn duty) from the start of the film, signals that this new Star Trek crew won’t always adhere to the rules and conventions long-time fans have come to expect. That’s OK. They have proven themselves worthy of piloting the Enterprise. In the grand pantheon of Star Trek, Into Darkness is among the best of the bunch.(See also: 10 Great Sci-Fi Films That Got The Future All Wrong)(See also: Geek Film Review: Iron Man 3 Reveals It’s A Tech World After All)Images courtesy of Paramount.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The Dark Side Of TrekInto Darkness begins on the lush world of Nibiru then ventures to the dark, barren Klingon homeworld of Kronos before jetting across London and San Francisco – and Jupiter. As is appropriate to any Star Trek movie, the center of the action always returning to the bright retro-future beauty of the Enterprise itself. Abrams’ journey is pure, escapist fun that is not without its faults. Into Darkness avoids many of the probing questions on the human condition that the original Star Trek series so loved to tackle.  The story is surprisingly muddled. If there is a message here, it is lost amongst the frenetic pace and boisterous effects.Despite its departure from Trek’s original plotlines, we can forgive this new film for not posing the deeper questions. We love these characters and want to follow them on their many adventures. The original vision of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s technology-drenched, optimistic worldview of the future may simply have won us over. Even if the present cultural zeitgeist does periodically push us onto the darker side, Star Trek’s vision of smart people creating amazing technologies that ultimately lead us to the stars and possibly salvation, seems always welcome. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#film last_img read more

Color Grading Tips For ‘Mixed Camera’ Projects

first_imgUsing footage from different types of cameras can make color grading a challenge. Here are some tips to make the process easier.One of the most difficult tasks for a colorist is matching shots from different formats. No matter how great your eye may be, there’s no denying that it takes a lot of work to get the color from a DSLR to match a RED DRAGON or a GoPro.Every camera has its own color science and therefore responds to grading differently, which can pose a great challenge for colorists working on mixed format projects. Here are two tips that I’ve found helpful when working with mixed camera projects:1. Focus on ContrastPhoto courtesy of Robbie Carman of Amigo Media. No matter what you do, and how many color keys you try to pull – there will be color differences from camera to camera. This means you’ll need to look for other ways (as opposed to just color balance) to tie images together. In my opinion, contrast is one of the best ways to do so.By keeping your levels consistent throughout the piece (in this case we used slightly lifted shadows and punchy highlights), there’s a universal look that starts to let everything gel together.2. Use the Right LUTI like to add a film emulation LUT to everything I work on, and on projects like this, it’s especially important. Rather than choosing two separate LUTs for the narrative and doc footage, I opted to use the same LUT across both to help smooth out any minor inconsistencies in the source footage. In the end, the Fuji stock that I’d used definitely helped tie it all together, giving the piece a sense of uniformness.Keep in mind, that even when employing these tips you’ll still need to do a lot of work to match your shots properly. Color keys, balancing, windows, and other techniques can and should be used to get the look you’re after… Just make sure to always find more than one way to tie it together.Looking for additional color grading tips, tricks, and techniques? Take a look at these helpful articles from your friends at PremiumBeat:Color Grading Tips and Cinematic Looks in SpeedGrade5 Reasons to Get a Color Grading Control SurfaceBlockbuster LUTs for Video Editors and ColoristsEver had to color grade from different camera sources? Tell us about your process in the comments below!last_img read more

J&K Governor meets Modi

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Rahman tweaks CWG theme song

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