Photojournalist presents civil rights work

first_imgSilhouetted against the image of Martin Luther King Jr. on the cover of last year’s Time Magazine, photojournalist Dan Budnik took the stage at Annenberg Auditorium last night to share his experiences as a civil rights photographer and insights behind some of the movement’s most famous moments during a lecture titled “Marching to the Freedom Dream.”The talk was co-sponsored by the Snite Museum of Art, the department of art, art history and design, the history department, the American Studies department, the Africana Studies department and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.Budnik presented snapshots from the march on Washington, the Youth March for Integrated Schools and the Selma to Montgomery march, featuring renowned civil rights leaders such as King, Marlon Brando, Malcolm X, Ralph Abernathy and Harry Belafonte.“In the whole civil rights movement I was right there, like a fly on the wall,” Budnik said. “It was quite amazing.”Budnik, who was born in 1933, got his start with Magnum Photos in New York in 1957, after being drafted into the military and photographing at the New York School of Abstracts Expressionist and Pop Artists, according to his personal website. The next year, Budnik shot one of his more famous collections at the Youth March for Integrated Schools. “The Youth March for Integrated Schools was really the prototype to the march on Washington,” Budnik said.Budnik said the photos from the march on Washington helped him gain backstage access to speeches and famous civil rights leaders. His ability to get in the action got him the recognition of Life Magazine, Time Magazine, Vogue and Sports Illustrated for his coverage of the civil rights movement.All of Budnik’s images from the three marches came with a story. Budnik said he made it his mission to know the names of the people in each of his photos, sometimes making complete trips just to find them.“This young lady in the middle is Crutilla Harold,” Budnik said, referring to a young black girl at a protest in Selma. “I ended up going back [to Selma] because I wanted to identify as many people as possible, so I had an exhibit up for a couple weeks and people said, ‘Oh that’s Crutilla.’”Budnik said he built up relationships with civil rights leaders, especially King, who can be seen in many of his photographs. He had access to King’s personal group, catching intimate shots between King and his friends, colleagues and family. One image in particular of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, was a personal favorite of Budnik because he said it showed King’s intimate side. “Martin Luther King Jr. was always with the group, I noticed,” Budnik said. “But he was a loner, always alone.”Last year, Budnik’s photo of King in this typical solitary state was placed on the cover of Time Magazine as part of a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington and “I Have a Dream” speech.“This was the pay off picture,” Budnik said. “But I like these kinds of photos the most. They have their own longevity.”Tags: Civil Rights Movement, Dan Budnik, March on Washingtom, Martin Luther King Jr., photojournalistlast_img read more

GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket on hold

first_imgTHE nationwide 2017 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One cricket competition has been postponed until the September 2017 school term.According to a GCB release, the postponement is due to the current inclement weather, which has been forecast to persist into the month of July 2017.“The Cricket Development Committee (CDC) of the GCB has determined that the postponement would facilitate a more effective and smooth conduct of the competition,” the release stated.As a consequence, all primary schools are asked to note the adjustment. This information is also expected to be channelled to schools through the Ministry of Education’s Regional Education Offices.To date, the districts of New/Amsterdam/Canje and East Bank Essequibo are the only two locations to have commenced the competition. However, primary schools will be encouraged to enjoy the benefits of the coaching education programmes, which involve the activity aspects of ‘Meet the Emerging Player’ and ‘Cricket Is My Game – Learn It’Further, teachers and club coaches will benefit from four Child Protection Programmes, which are scheduled to be conducted during the first two weeks of June 2017. The Child Protection Programmes will target interested individuals from the areas of Berbice, Essequibo, Upper Demerara and specified locations in other parts of Demerara.Additionally, it should be noted, that the revised fixtures for the 2017 GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One Cricket will be circulated during the current school term.last_img read more

Junior athletes perform well at Independence Meet

first_imgSPRINT double wins from Linden’s Compton Caesar and Daniel Williams were just some of the highlights from several of the athletes on the national junior team at the Independence Track and Field Meet that concluded yesterday at the National Track and Field Centre, in Leonora.CARIFTA Games gold medalist, Chantoba Bright during one of her jumps in the women’s long jump on Saturday (photo by Tamica Garnett)As they prepare for this weekend’s South American Junior Championships, several athletes from the national Under- 20 team gave a glimpse of how well they can perform at next weekend’s South American Junior Championships which will be held at the same venue.CARIFTA Games gold medallist, Compton Caesar continued in fine form to blaze ahead of GDF’s Rupert Perry in the men’s 200m to claim the sprint double, while Williams did the same in the boys’ 16 – 17 category.On the distaff side, Onasha Rogers won the girls’ 200m challenge against Guyana Defence Force’s Kenisha Phillips, in a season’s best 24.48 seconds. Finishing some way behind Rogers, Phillips clocked 24.70 seconds.The timings come just one week before the athletes compete at next weekend’s South American Junior Championships at the same venue. Several of the athletes from the National under-20 team also put out commendable performances; in many cases dominating their senior counterparts.For the 200m win, Caesar completed the race in a time of 21.42 seconds. Just the day before he was again in front of Perry, taking the men’s 100m in 10.47 seconds. Finishing in third was South American Youth Championships silver medalist, Tyrell Peters who clocked 10.72 seconds.Peters is also on the national under 20 team.Linden’s Daniel Williams comes in for an easy win in the 200m for boys 16-17 yesterday (Adrian Narine photo)CARIFTA Games gold medallist Chantoba Bright,as was expected, won the long jump and triple jump, clearing a best of 5.96m in the long jump on Saturday, and 12.18m in yesterday’s triple jump.Williams was just too good for the other competitors in the 200m which he won convincinly in 22.10 seconds.In Saturday’s 100m he clocked 10.80 seconds. Both times he finished ahead of Jermaine King.Over in the long distances, Anfernee Headecker overwhelmed his competitors in the men’s 1500m run, finishing in just over four minutes (4:06), ahead of Matthew McKenzie who came in at 4:15.08s.Claudrice McKoy ruled the women’s 1500m with a time of 4:51.16s; followed by Leyanna Charles who had a time of 5:05.89s.last_img read more

Breaking: Singh, Brassington being questioned by SOCU

first_imgFormer Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of NICIL, Winston Brassington, this morning voluntarily went into Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) office in company of their lawyers.Speaking with media briefly, Attorney, Anil Nandlall said that the two are going through 10 cases with SOCU officers.More details in Thursday, May 10, 2018 edition of the Guyana Times.Former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh chatting with his lawyers Anil Nandlall and Sase Gunraj in SOCU’s compoundlast_img read more

World Cup begins on a high note

first_imgMalian stars Amadou and Mariamperform at the 2010 Fifa World Cupkickoff concert on 10 June.Music-lovers packed Soweto’s Orlandostadium for the first-ever World Cupkickoff concert.(Image: Fifa)MEDIA CONTACTS• Wolfgang Eichler, Fifa media officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 2010 471• Delia Fischer, Fifa media officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 11 567 2524• Jermaine Craig, media manager2010 Fifa World CupLocal Organising Committee+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 201 0121RELATED ARTICLES• World Cup concert on song• Star-studded concert for 2010• 2010 Fifa World Cup background resources• 2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Fest guideJanine ErasmusSoweto came to a standstill on 10 June, the eve of the greatest sporting event Africa has ever hosted.The 2010 Fifa World Cup Kickoff Concert, held at Soweto’s Orlando stadium, showcased not only the talents of African and international musicians, but also the pervading spirit of unity, goodwill and excitement.In a stadium packed to capacity, 30 000 football supporters, in true Rainbow Nation style, braved the winter chill to show their support for the country and the long-awaited event.The stadium was awash with flags, most of them South African, and the green and gold of the national football team Bafana Bafana.After hours of warm-up acts, the internationally-televised portion of the concert began with a local flavour as dancers and drummers set the rhythm, followed by music stalwart Hugh Masekela.The trumpeter performed his 1968 hit “Grazin’ in the Grass” before he was joined by South African songbird Lira for a rendition of the late Miriam Makeba’s international hit “Pata Pata”.Next, South African president Jacob Zuma and Fifa president Sepp Blatter took to the stage.“Fifa is very proud to be in South Africa, and I am very proud to be tonight in Soweto,” said Blatter. “Football is not only a game; football is connecting people.”Zuma concurred, saying, “South Africa is very happy to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. We would like to thank Fifa for taking this decision to host the first World Cup on African soil.”The president thanked South Africans for the warm welcome they’ve extended to the thousands of overseas visitors, and encouraged them to keep it up for the duration of the tournament.“Africa is showing the world that it is capable of handling any matter of the world, like all other regions,” said Zuma.Musical feastInternational stars Black Eyed Peas thrilled the crowd, with frontman will.i.am shouting “South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?”, and then the concert swung into top gear.The Peas performed several of their popular hits, including “Where Is the Love,” “Pump It,” “Meet Me Halfway,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “I Gotta Feeling”.With the brightly-clothed Soweto Gospel Choir singing backing vocals, John Legend and Beninese star Angelique Kidjo performed a cover version of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up”, featured on Listen Up, the official World Cup album. The energetic Kidjo returned to the stage a short while later to duet with local legend Vusi Mahlasela, who stirred the crowd with his deft vocals and delicate guitar work.International superstar Alicia Keys scored a huge cheer from the crowd when she appeared on stage. Keyes entertained with some of her hits, including “No One,” before teaming up with local outfit BLK JKS for a cover of the late Brenda Fassie’s “Too Late for Mama”.An ebullient Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu praised former president Nelson Mandela for his invaluable contribution to nation-building, and for throwing his support behind the World Cup in Africa. Wearing bright yellow Bafana Bafana gear, the Nobel Peace laureate was in high spirits as he personally welcomed the thousands of visitors to South Africa.Then it was the turn of Colombian singer Shakira to perform the catchy official World Cup song “Waka Waka” with Cape Town-based Afropop group Freshlyground. Their collaboration is also featured on Listen Up.The concert featured other top-notch acts such as the blind husband and wife duo Amadou and Mariam from Mali, Tuareg group Tinariwen, also from Mali, rocker Juanes from Colombia, local favourites the Parlotones and BLK JKS, Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan, and another Malian act, the guitar wizard Vieux Farka Toure. Africa’s talent was undoubtedly the highlight of the evening.Amadou and Mariam’s hit “Celebrate the Day” was the official anthem for the previous World Cup, held in 2006 in Germany.The event closed with “Everyday People”, the 1968 hit by Sly and the Family Stone, turned into the anthem for the night.Football historyThe vibrant music was interspersed with video footage showing past football greats and past World Cup champions, and work done for the official 2010 Fifa charity 20 Centres for 2010. Fifa has stated that all net proceeds from the concert will be donated to the cause.Appearances by contemporary football heroes, such as former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United captain Lucas Radebe and former Brazilian midfielder Sócrates, added weight to the occasion.Production was slick and seamless, and the light show on stage was impressive, with very few noticeable glitches.last_img read more

Transparency Creates Trust

first_imgThere are a lot of people who believe that selling well requires that you paint a picture of a desired better future without sharing the challenges that it is going to take to make that future a reality. They believe that sharing anything that might even hint at being challenging or difficult will chase their prospective client right into the arms of their competitor. So, they sell only the journey down the primrose path, leaving out all the obstacles that are part of a real change initiative.The truth of the matter is that being transparent about the challenges creates trust, makes your advice informed and realistic, and create a preference to work with you.After I had sold for a decade, I started to tell my clients that “We tend to get things right after the third or fourth try, after we’ve made a few mistakes, learned a few things, and had a chance to make adjustments.” Clients would respond, “Three or four tries? Really? . . . it takes us eight or ten tries to get things right.” As it turns out, mature business people trust the fact that you know it isn’t going to be easy, that you know you are going to have to work at things, and that you are going to have to make adjustments as proof that you can be trusted. What they struggle with is the story that you are going to make everything better by taking over the challenges that the client and your competitor have struggled with for a long time, possibly years.When results are difficult to produce, disclosing the fact that there will be challenges means your perspective is informed by experience, realistic, and that you have figured out how to figure things out. It’s proof positive that you are not afraid of dealing with problems and challenges and that you are not going to run and hide at the first sign of trouble.If you want to create a preference, you start by being the kind of person that other people want to do business with, and that starts with being trusted. If you are always transparent, you will gain that trust because your client knows that you aren’t afraid of the truth. If your prospective client runs away because you have told them how much work it is going to take to give them the result they need, then you are better off allowing your competitor to serve them while they get the education that comes from experiencing the better, faster, cheaper lie first hand (in my experience, it takes three changes of partners before they seek the truth).Painting a pretty and unrealistic picture is how you stay small. A consultative salesperson and trusted advisor is not afraid to tell the truth—or speak truth to power. That’s why they are trusted. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

10 months agoEx-Inter Milan president Moratti: I’d bring back Mourinho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Inter Milan president Moratti: I’d bring back Mourinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says he’d bring back Jose Mourinho.Moratti and Mourinho won the Treble together at Inter in 2010.Current coach Luciano Spalletti is under pressure after failing to qualify from their Champions League group.And Moratti, who is still influential at the San Siro, said: “Would I like Mourinho back at Inter? Yes, I’m very fond of him.“However, we’ll give time to Spalletti to prove his worth. Diego Simeone? I love him too, but Mou is special.” last_img read more

20 days agoEngland coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alli

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate has explained axing Dele Alli from his latest squad.Tottenham midfielder Alli has only just returned from injury but, while Southgate admitted dropped players is the hardest part of his job, he insisted he will never pick players on reputation or name as was the case in the past.England boss Southgate said: “I think when you’re selecting a squad, the players need to see some sort of meritocracy when possible, and like I said in there, to bring those guys back in, who am I going to leave out?“With Dele [Ali] and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] in particular, they haven’t really had the number of games this year to get themselves into a rhythm. They’re both recovering from different injuries, one long term, one a bit shorter term.“So, I’m expecting those guys to really push – you know they are both fighters, there have been good conversations with both of them. The pressure is on guys who go in to play well and impress.“But we want to look at some of the young players. Let’s invest time in some of those younger players. Let’s have a closer at them, knowing that we’ve got to keep winning matches now by exposing people to the level and the environment and seeing how they cope with it.” last_img read more

19 days agoAC Milan directors Boban and Maldini admit Elliott differences

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan directors Boban and Maldini admit Elliott differencesby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan directors Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini admit they have different ambitions compared with owners Elliott Management.Elliott remain in the business of selling the club.“No young team, with all young players, won the Champions League. That’s a fact,” said Maldini to the FT.“Even a Scudetto,” added fellow director and former teammate Boban.“Our dream is to have results tomorrow. [Elliott] have a different path, they have a different vision . . . I think we can find a way that we’re both happy.” last_img read more