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Peaks Challenge - The New Look Y-Zone - Star Lab at School - Herefordshire
Pond & Newt project]
[Video Experiment Continued - Topical Photography - Old People's Voice
for your Dog - Microsoft Help Please? - X-entricity Monmouth Production]
- Elephant Day - Rugby]
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Experiment Week Two
you very much to all who took part in last week's video
playback test. I received literally hundreds of reply emails
and only one person who replied clicked the 'unable to view'
option. I guess that means that the experiment was a resounding
week, I would like to try another experiment, to see if
the video plays if embedded within the web site page. I
like photography but, although I have video cameras, I am
not really that keen on filming moving pictures as such,
so have rarely done so
in the past. This week, after much searching, I have dug
out some footage I took on the day Ross Town Centre flooded
- December 8th 2000. (This is something of a topical subject
at the moment.)
is a small clip from that footage, which will open in a
separate window. It may take a moment for the
video to start, even with broadband. Please bear in mind
that I hand held the camera, so it is quite shaky, and that
I have drastically reduced video quality to get the file
size down to a little over 5Mb in order to reduce bandwidth
used whilst still in the testing stage. This is particularly
noticeable when looking at the flood water.
you have time, I would appreciate knowing if the embedded
video clip plays OK on other computers. It does work for
me in the office. It also works well on my wireless laptop
computer, even when situated quite a long way from the router
and through two brick walls. It even plays whilst monitoring
the office security cameras at the same time.
if the video clip played ok -
if you were unable to view the clip.
Older People Find a Voice in Herefordshire
Concern Herefordshire & Worcestershire is carrying out
a study to explore how older people in Herefordshire can
raise their concerns and be heard about the services they
receive. As well as contacting organization's across the
county, three geographical areas are being targeted for
an in-depth review: Hereford City, Ross-on-Wye and Orleton
and Leintwardine in North Herefordshire.
Praill, Chief Executive Officer of Age Concern Herefordshire
& Worcestershire, says 'many older people in Herefordshire
are isolated because they live at a distance from towns
or they have a disability or English is not their first
language. We want to look at ways of giving them the opportunity
to speak out. We are particularly keen to hear from older
people who do not belong to groups, and who may feel that
no-one is there to listen to their views.'
Project Co-ordinators, Mary Fielding and Judith Ellis,
are keen to hear from anyone aged over 50 who is interested
in completing a short survey form. They want to know what
the barriers are for older people to get involved and
what the best ways are for older people to tell service
planners what they need.
Co-ordinators will test their initial findings with the
individuals and organizations who have responded and present
their final report and recommendations in May. The study
is funded by Herefordshire Infrastructure Consortium from
Change Up funding for Herefordshire.
who would like to put their view forward for the study
can contact: Older People's Voices c/o Age Concern Herefordshire
& Worcestershire, 6 Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1UH.
Tina's Leaving Party
enjoyed her leaving party at the Hope & Anchor very
much. Thank you to all those who came along! I was of
course, right about her post party state and have to admit
to suffering something of a hangover myself the next day,
although I was sober enough to get her into bed, albeit
fully clothed and kissed as a punt.
Ben and Zena for the lift home afterwards and for your
friendship over the past couple of years. That friendship
will long continue and we wish you both every success
for the future. We will support you in every way possible!
made many friends during her time at the Hope & Anchor
and would like to invite them all, new and old to come
and visit her at the White
Tina can be seen singing at the party with Andy Margret.
Well done, Andy - great performance!
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