Children’s Mash competition excites audience

first_imgThe regional Children’s Mashramani Competition continued on Friday, with the costume competition at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Some of the other colourful displays at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on FridayThe event, which saw a moderately good turnout, was divided into two main categories – topical and fantasy. Participating in the topical category was St Sidwell’s Primary, Graham’s Hall Primary, St Angela’s Primary, Ascension Secondary, St Barnabas Special, School of the Nations and St John’s College while the fantasy category included participants from Bel Air Primary and St Stephen’s Primary.The children, ages five to 17, who were all decked out in their shiny costumes, marvelled the audience as they danced and showcased the colourful works of art. This had the audience in awe, as they were on their feet and cheering loudly for their respective schools.Most of the costumes that were on display depicted Guyana’s flora and fauna. One of these was an entry themed ‘Guyana’s Arapaima’ that was submitted by Graham’s Hall Primary School.At the end of the day, for the topical category, the winners were Graham’s Hall Primary, St Angela’s Primary, St Barnabas Special, St Sidwell’s Primary and School of the Nations. The winners of the individual fantasy category were Bel Air Primary and St Stephen’s Primary.Coordinator of the event, Sherwyn Blackman, related that there has been phenomenal response throughout the competitions in terms of spectators this year, not only from those held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall but also at the National Cultural Centre.However, Blackman noted that there can be difficulties since these costumes are very costly to produce. Being a coordinator for the first time, he said there is still work to be done for 2019, which the department is hoping to start working on in the latter part of this year.“For the costume competition, we have had some support, but I know it can be a whole lot more but what we recognise is that it is really a hefty cost in terms of persons creating the types of costumes. So, there is definitely some more work that we can do for the next year,” he said.The Georgetown leg of the competition will conclude on Monday with the physical display competition, which is also scheduled to be held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.last_img read more

Technology outfit Androme has launched what it des

first_imgTechnology outfit Androme has launched what it describes as an all-in-one TV platform. According to the company, Androme.tv is already being deployed by Portuguese cable operator Nowo and Maltese cable operator Melita for their recently-launched advanced TV offerings, according to the company.Androme, which has developed services for Telenet and Liberty Global previously, is pitching Androme.tv as a multi-device end-to-end TV platform that enables services including live TV, video-on-demand, catch up TV, startover TV and local and network-based DVR across multiple devices.“Maintaining consistency in high user satisfaction is a challenge currently facing the market. In the coming years, this will remain important as telecom companies come under pressure to serve the right content to their end users via, for example, recommendations,” said Raf Van Ham, founder of Androme.tv.“With androme.tv, we offer the TV functionality that is desperately needed in the telecommunications and broadcast industry: the agile and cost efficient deployment of TV platforms. We focus on working this way so we can better adapt to new trends in the competitive and fast-moving TV ecosystem.”Portugal’s Nowo launched its new TV service early last year, with Androme supplying the user interface. Other technology partners include infrastructure provider VP Media Solutions, compression specialist AWS Elememtal, security provider castLabs and CDN specialist Broadpeak.Melita also launched its new TV service last year, tapping set-top supplier ADB for an RDK-based platform.last_img read more