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More Film Makers Out: NAFTI students graduate!!!

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All smiles, some NAFTI graduandsSince its establishment in 1978, the National Film And Television Institute (NAFTI) has trained film and television professionals for the Ghanaian audio-visual industry. Each year, final year students of the institute graduate after four long years of training in a variety of programmes ranging from Film and Television Production and Directing to Cinematography.     At the 2013 NAFTI students’ graduation ceremony, which took place on Saturday 13th April, thirty (30) students of the institute were awarded the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in their various areas of specialization. The graduation ceremony which was held at the forecourt of the institute at East Cantonment had in attendance the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the NAFTI Board Chairman Professor Kofi Anyidoho, Members of the NAFTI Governing Board, the veteran Ghanaian Cinematographer Rev. Chris Hesse, the renowned Ghanaian filmmaker and Chief Executive of TV Africa Mr. Kwaw Ansah, the CEO of rlg Ghana Mr. Roland Agambire and several distinguished individuals from the film and television industry. In his speech at the 2013 NAFTI graduation ceremony, the Rector of NAFTI Professor Linus Abraham disclosed that it was refreshing that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana was participating in the ceremony. He said “As the Head of our affiliated mother institution, your presence is a demonstration of your interest in ensuring that the institution you are supervising grows to maturity in the right direction. We have been under the University of Ghana for thirteen years and we know you are eager to wean us off, as demonstration of the good work you have done in supervising us”. He continued by congratulating the University of Ghana for its great efforts and leadership and said the re-organisation work going on at the university had inspired NAFTI to aspire to be an institute of excellence. The Rector also hinted that several efforts had been made to strategically turn NAFTI into a Media Arts University with the view of providing a modern and dynamic training environment to support the growth and facilitation of the Creative and Media Arts industry in the country. He further revealed that the Media Arts University would provide training at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels in Film, Graphic Design, Photography, Animation, Video, Multi-Media  Production, Broadcast Journalism, Radio and Television Production, Music Recording and Production, Strategic Communications and Entertainment Business Management amongst others. Professor Linus Abraham concluded by congratulating the graduands on their achievement. He said “You have climbed a very important ladder in your path towards your professional development as film and television practitioners. Go out there and work with the same zeal you worked in achieving your degree”. For his part, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana said the institute had been performing creditably well under the University of Ghana’s supervision and that NAFTI over time had acquired the necessary experience. He added that it was great news that the committee that was formed by the Ministry of Information to chart the future growth of the institute had recommended the upgrade of NAFTI into a Media Arts University. In conclusion, the Vice Chancellor admonished the graduands “the University of Ghana expects you to be its good ambassadors in whichever field of endeavour you may find yourselves. Exhibit academic and professional brilliance, coupled with demonstration of moral discipline worthy of a graduate of NAFTI. We look forward to good films from you in the future, to help shape the identities of Ghana in positive directions. Do not let mother Ghana down wherever you may be, and God bless you”. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) has launched a new program called the Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in higher education. The Course is for lecturers and all other instructors in institutions of higher education. Professor Linus Abraham, Rector of NAFTI said the educational field had become very competitive with several other inlets of knowledge. He stated that students in present times, through access to facilities such as the internet and other mediums of mass communication, are different from those of earlier years. “It is therefore important to be well equipped as lecturers and instructors in order to be on top of your job and also prove your relevance in the present age.” Dr Kwame Asante, Director of the Institute for Educational Development and extension, said recent developments in institutions of higher education – such as lecturers having to handle much larger student populations, and the increase in the number of non-traditional students enrolling – has made it a lot more challenging to teach students of higher institutions. The course, he added, was meant to help contain the challenges of such developments.  ]]>

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Samsung begins pre-order deals for AI TVs in Ghana

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Samsung has announced a new era of AI TVs with the launch of its Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K and OLED TVs at the Unbox & Discover event, with an amazing pre-order offer. Samsung, the Global Number 1 TV brand for 18 years, sets the benchmark for video innovation, with the ultimate embodiment of next-level AI TV technology and excellence designed to upscale every moment at home.

Imagine a world where your viewing experience is always extraordinary no matter the content! Thanks to the 2024 Samsung Neo QLED 8K AI TV powered by the NQ8 AI Gen2 Processor with built-in 8K AI Upscaling Pro Technology, the TV offers quantum leaps in performance by transforming any content into 8K resolution, even your old videos. You will see these videos transform into looking so clear and real, it is like bringing the past right into your living room with sizes ranging from 65 to 85 inches.

The 2024 Neo QLED 4K AI TV comes with cutting-edge innovations and elevates the viewing experience with groundbreaking features powered by the NQ4 AI Gen2 Processor. Enhanced by Real Depth Enhancer Pro and Quantum Matrix Technology, the screen ensures impeccable contrast even in complex scenes. With the world’s first Pantone Validated display for color accuracy and Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio experience, Neo QLED 4K sets the bar. Neo QLED 4K will be available in sizes ranging from 55 to 85 inches.

Made for more than just watching, the 2024 Samsung OLED AI TV ensures peak performance for ultimate gaming experiences. Samsung is also introducing the world’s first glare-free OLED, eliminating unnecessary reflection while preserving deep blacks and clear images under any lighting condition. Powered by the same formidable NQ4 AI Gen2 Processor as the Neo QLED 4K lineup, Samsung’s OLED TVs boast features like the Real Depth Enhancer and OLED HDR Pro, bringing picture quality to new heights from 65 to 83 inches.

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The 2024 AI TVs will be available for pre-order with exclusive premium freebies until 27th June 2024 in all Electroland Ghana Limited and CompuGhana Limited showrooms. Pre-order a Samsung AI TV now to receive a Soundbar, Freestyle Smart Projector, and Galaxy Fit3 with free delivery and installation.

 

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Soulful Songstress Emeli Sandé Scores “Roots” for The Macallan’s Bicentennial Celebration

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Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé takes a surprising turn, crafting a stirring soundtrack titled “Roots” for the esteemed single malt Scotch whisky, The Macallan. This poignant composition marks a unique collaboration as The Macallan celebrates its momentous 200th anniversary.

Sandé, known for her soulful vocals and impactful lyrics, delivers a heartfelt ode to The Macallan’s enduring legacy. Her Scottish roots lend a special resonance to the project, mirroring The Macallan’s deep connection to the land and its unwavering commitment to exceptional craftsmanship.

Just as Ghanaians cherish the rich heritage of Highlife and Afrobeats passed down through generations, The Macallan honors its meticulous craftsmanship and centuries-old legacy with the collaboration.

“Roots” perfectly captures the essence of The Macallan’s enduring spirit. Sandé’s lyrics, “Time will bring its changes, but our roots they will remain,” resonate deeply, reflecting the brand’s commitment to tradition while embracing innovation.

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According to Emeli Sandé, “Roots means legacy. You have your roots and they spread so far around the surrounding ground. You have your trunk and that’s your journey through life – the branches can go here, and there, but at the end of the day, everything is coming from the same point.”

The celebration extends beyond music. A captivating film by Jérémie Rozan accompanies the soundtrack, taking viewers on a mesmerizing journey through The Macallan’s past, present, and future. The film showcases the enduring connection that binds generations who have stewarded this iconic brand.

This unexpected collaboration between Emeli Sandé and The Macallan promises a powerful exploration of heritage,artistry, and the pursuit of excellence.

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Founding Partner and CEO of the Fearless Fund Arian Simone visits Ghana Presidency

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In a delegation led by Pan African company Ifactorylive CCO Michael Djaba with Dora Whittley managing partner of Whittley Agency.

Arian Simone had discussions about Fearless Fund and Fearless fund foundation Africa.


Fearless fund have invested over 27 million US dollars in women of color businesses,Additionally, they have Invested over $850,000 USD in African-founded businesses and provided grants in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Edward Asare Inducted into IPR Ghana and CIMG as Associate Member

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Edward Asare, a seasoned digital marketer, media expert, and PR professional, has been inducted as an associate member of both the Institute of Public Relations Ghana (IPR Ghana) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).

Edward Asare, who currently serves as Digital Marketer at UBA Ghana Ltd, has a passion for helping individuals, brands, and businesses communicate their value and build their online presence. With a background in social media community management and blogging, he has developed a unique approach that integrates marketing and communications to drive brand awareness, visibility, and engagement.

His induction into IPR Ghana and CIMG proves his expertise and commitment to excellence in the field. As an associate member, Edward will contribute to the advancement of public relations and marketing practices in Ghana, sharing his knowledge and experience with peers and professionals.

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Eye Care Tips for Different Age Groups

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Eye Care

Maintaining good eye health is essential at every stage of life. From childhood to old age, our eyes require different types of care to ensure they function properly and stay healthy. Here are some essential eye care tips tailored to different age groups:

Infants and Toddlers (0-3 Years)

  1. Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular eye exams to detect any early signs of vision problems. The first comprehensive eye exam should be done at 6 months of age.
  2. Monitor Development: Keep an eye on developmental milestones related to vision, such as tracking moving objects and recognizing familiar faces.
  3. Protect from UV Rays: Use hats and shades for babies to protect their sensitive eyes from harmful UV rays when outdoors.

Children (4-12 Years)

  1. Annual Eye Exams: Ensure children have annual eye exams to monitor their vision as they grow. Early detection of issues like myopia (nearsightedness) is crucial.
  2. Screen Time Management: Limit screen time and encourage regular breaks to reduce eye strain. Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.
  3. Protective Eyewear: Encourage the use of protective eyewear during sports and recreational activities to prevent eye injuries. 

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Teenagers (13-19 Years)

  1. Balanced Diet: Promote a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids to support overall eye health.
  2. Avoid Smoking: Educate teenagers about the risks of smoking, which can lead to serious eye conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts.
  3. Contact Lens Hygiene: Teach proper contact lens care to prevent infections. Ensure they follow the prescribed wearing and cleaning schedule.

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Adults (20-39 Years)

  1. Routine Eye Exams: Schedule comprehensive eye exams every two years to check for vision changes and early signs of eye diseases.
  2. Computer Vision Syndrome: For those who spend long hours on computers, use ergonomic setups, take regular breaks, and consider blue light filtering glasses.
  3. Sunglasses: Wear sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays to protect eyes from sun damage, which can contribute to cataracts and other eye conditions.

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Middle Age (40-59 Years)

  1. Presbyopia Awareness: Be aware of presbyopia, a natural age-related condition that affects near vision. Consider reading glasses or multifocal lenses if needed.
  2. Monitor Health Conditions: Manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, which can affect eye health. Regular eye exams can help detect related complications early.
  3. Protect from Blue Light: Use blue light filtering glasses and reduce screen time to minimize the risk of digital eye strain and potential retinal damage.

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Seniors (60+ Years)

  1. Frequent Eye Exams: Increase the frequency of eye exams to at least once a year to monitor for age-related eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
  2. Maintain a Healthy Diet: Continue to eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support eye health.
  3. Fall Prevention: Ensure living spaces are well-lit and free of hazards to prevent falls that could lead to eye injuries.

General Eye Care Tips for All Ages

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to maintain good eye moisture and overall health.
  • Avoid Rubbing Eyes: Rubbing can introduce germs and cause irritation or infection.
  • Practice Good Hygiene: Always wash hands before touching your eyes, especially when inserting or removing contact lenses.
  • Regular Breaks: Follow the 20-20-20 rule to prevent eye strain from prolonged screen use.

Conclusion

Eye care is a lifelong commitment that changes with each stage of life. By following age-appropriate eye care tips and scheduling regular eye exams, you can help ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your vision remains clear. Prioritizing eye health is essential for maintaining overall well-being and enjoying a high quality of life.

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Ada Senior High Tech Students Receive 600 Math Sets from UK-Based Philanthropist Stacey Rosa

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In a commendable act of generosity and commitment to education, Stacey Rosa, a renowned Ghanaian philanthropist based in the UK, has donated over 600 math sets to the students of Ada Senior High Technical School. This significant contribution is aimed at enhancing the learning experience and academic performance of the students, particularly in mathematics. (more…)

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