Trophy for Maurice......
"VT Rolling...." Determined
looking men move through a noir cityscape while another at a
wheel of a car holds a phone conversation with sinister
overtones..... Something's in the air - but
Well it's was all part of a
brief video drama that gained a top trophy for a local
moviemaker Maurice Carr. Maurice, who is a
member of Southport Movie Makers, with his short production,
Chess Peace, won the major award at the annual Mersey Ten competition
that was organised by the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.
The short was edited by anouther local man, Neil Fitzimmons,
the secretary of Southport Movie Makers, adding the finnishing
tutches to a production that leaves audiences asking "What's
going on?". But its smooth and
competent hadling eared it high praise from the judges on ever
front. Its lighting, editing and general production
values brought the comments that it was "one of the
finest movies ever screened at the Mersey Ten
Southport Movie Makers are
currently enjoying a production drive with several groups busy
on productions under the title of "Lights, Camera
The group told us that
"New members are welcome and anyone interested in joining
are invited to go to one of the weekly meeting, held at St
James's Church Hall, Lulworth Rd. Birkdale, at 8:00 on Thursday
CANARY WHARF GROUP SCOOPS TOP PRIZE IN EURO WEEK SAFETY AND HEALTH
LONDON’S Canary Wharf Group has beaten all opposition finalists in the
European week for Safety and Health Awards to be named 'Winner of Winners'.
The property management company was one of 26 organisations within the UK to
receive national awards at Cardiff City Hall on Thursday night, for their
campaigns to highlight workplace stress.
The national winners represent the best of the 166 regional winners who were
presented with awards in a month ago in
February. Promoted in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive the event culminates in a series of regional
awards, followed by the national ceremony.
Helping to present the awards was Paralympics athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson
said, "I am delighted to be associated with the Week and I would like to
offer my congratulations to all the winners. It's so encouraging to hear
about the fantastic efforts made by all the participants. The workplace can
be a hugely stressful place and anything which can reduce needless stress
has to be a good thing."
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DOUBLE TOP FOR COUNCIL
LIVERPOOL City Council is celebrating a double triumph after scooping two top awards in the local government equivalent of the Oscars.
The Council’s programme of teaching foreign languages to primary school pupils and changes in the way people are cared for in their homes were awarded gongs at the Local Government Chronicle awards at a ceremony in London last night.
The Innovation of the Year award went to the Council’s Primary Modern Languages programme. Judges said they were especially impressed with the quality of implementation of the programme across the curriculum and the way in which it is integrated with teaching in secondary schools.
The Procurement Initiative of the Year went to the Home Care Partnership Project. Judges praised the real savings and benefits delivered through this initiative.
They said; “The manner in which the council worked with the supplier base and shaped the market is an excellent example of procurement in action. This initiative made a real difference to the community. “
Liverpool was also highly commended in three sections:- the Management Team of the Year for Liverpool Direct limited; Improving Services With E-Technology for the Telecare Project and the Personnel Team of the Year.
Councilor Mike Storey, Leader of the City Council, said:- “This is an excellent achievement and a testament to all the hard work by employees working in cooperation with our partners.”
David Henshaw, Council Chief Executive, added; “We are delighted that Liverpool is now winning national awards like this. It shows we are making real progress in improving services for the people of the city.”
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