For one, there is a lot more sitting and waiting around on a film set, than in theatre. On a film set, you, as an actor, are just one of the functions along with several other departments like camera, lights, grips, sound, etc. On a theatre set, you are usually called in only when you are needed to rehearse or perform. All the other functions, like building sets, lights, sound, happen at other times (unless it is the tech rehearsal, of course). So, you're always either acting or seeing other actors in your play rehearse their scenes. … [Read more...] about Interview: Meet Roshan Mathews, An Actor On An Unconventional Journey!
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The analysis has also revealed that for middle and low-skilled job positions, employers consider as most important the same criteria as in the case of the high skilled positions. The key criteria include: ability to learn, ability to work in a team, motivation, and ability to adapt to changes. Employers place the lowest emphasis on foreign language skills, advanced PC skills, professional certificates and formal education attained. Graduates comply with the above-mentioned key requirements only partially or not at all, according to the majority of employers. Graduates applying for middle and low-skilled jobs comply the least with requirements on work experience in the field. For these job positions, employers requesting a certain level of formal education attained usually tend to request work experience in the specific field as well. More information on key findings available in English can be found here. … [Read more...] about The evidence based education reform of the Learning Makes Sense initiative
25 February 2020: The acute social housing crisis and what Scotland can teach us Suzanne Moore got everything else right about the housing crisis but left out land (I’m on the housing ladder but I can’t cheer the rising prices, Journal, 22 February). Throughout the UK, truly affordable council housing was built on public land. The price of borrowing to build and maintain council estates and their communities was recovered over, say, 50 years by low earners paying low rents, which did not include the ever-increasing value of land. Councils are now using the high value of public land to finance developers to demolish council estates and build private housing, which council tenants cannot afford. Hence the 79% increase in homeless families in England to 86,000, including 127,000 children since 2010, some for up to and over 10 years, 1.1 million households on council waiting lists and 4,700 single adults sleeping rough each night. … [Read more...] about The Rev Paul Nicolson – a campaigning life in letters
This marks an important strength of the update, too – min/maxing is a time-consuming act, but with Archaeology it doesn’t necessitate solitary pursuits. “Being with a mate and training together is very much what we’re trying to capture with Archaeology,” Osborne says. “The big sites are the same for every single person, but the materials I might be gathering might be of more use to whoever is next to me. We’ve been playing in-house and there’s been a lot of conferring and swapping, so it’s really a very social experience and each of the big sites has a social community element built into it.” He compares it to my beloved Woodcutting/Firemaking business from many moons ago, and my inner 10-year-old venture capitalist immediately begins to take over. … [Read more...] about Runescape’s developers explain why they chose archaeology as the MMO’s newest feature
The Washington fashion police As the world marked the 70th birthday of the bikini recently, it’s worth remembering that we weren’t always allowed such freedom when it came to our choice of swimwear. In Washington DC in 1922, for example, police were employed to enforce strict dress codes on the Tidal Basin Beach on the Potomac River and order female bathers to change if their swimsuits were higher than six inches above the knee – they even carried tape measures. … [Read more...] about Urban oddities: cities used to do the strangest things …
But they know other foreign-trained doctors who did not match this year into US residencies, they said, as match rates for foreign professionals usually lag that of American medical students. According to the National Residency Match Program, 61% of internationally trained medical graduates matched to US residencies in March, compared to 94% of American medical graduate students. … [Read more...] about These immigrant doctors want to help the US fight coronavirus, but they’re stuck on the sidelines