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Beijing Taxis

When I arrived at the Beijing 🇨🇳 P.R.C. airport customs… in May of 1995, the officer decided that since the computer screen for my computer was not attached to my computer I would have to pay U$ 300 .. so I had to get cash at the airport bank, bring it back, pay him and then enter officially…the person who was supposed to see me was not there… So my 5 items of luggage went looking to go to China Daily… I had a letter in English… with the address and logo of China Daily…
The airport was almost empty other than a few taxi drivers… one seemed to understand English… he looked at the paper and by conversation I believed he understood where to go…
My cart of stuff and I were escorted to his cab… a regular looking car… by himself and a buddy???
Suddenly the cab ride became a two car trip…
I refused.. and I loaded all the bags into one car… and away we went…
With the second car following…
We arrived at…..
A hotel with the same name as the China Daily publication I was to work for…
As printed in the letterhead of my letter…
21st Century ….
(China Daily’s English language paper for the education sector…)
There the doorman actually spoke enough English that he told me and the driver of the error.. checked the China Daily address …
and away the two cars, two drivers, all my bags and I…

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We arrive at the offices of China Daily late at night.. and there is no security guard… no doorman… but the front door is unlocked….
I walk in looking around…
pass the wooden staff mailboxes on the wall in the front lobby..

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Not a live human being to be seen but I and the two taxi drivers….
Then, along a long slopping ramp from the third floor…
A white haired American woman says…
“Hey are you the new guy we were expecting…??”
Yes!

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The foreign experts manger is quickly roused…
descends form his upper floor apartment …
in glasses, slippers, PJs and a rain coat…
and proceeds to pay both taxi drivers much to my vocal protest…

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And that’s when I am told by Ann Holiday that my taxi ride from the airport is officially the most expensive on record for the 20 or so foreign experts contract to China Daily at that time..

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Portenier #bursary competition offers #safety #training for independent #journalists exposing #human #rights abuses

Portenier bursary competition offers safety training for independent journalists exposing human rights abuses

“…The bursary provides C$3,000 towards a hostile environment course of the winner’s choosing from a range of approved course providers in Canada, the USA or Britain. It is open to qualified independent applicants of any nationality, experienced or novice, working on significant projects for which funding is in place. The rules are available on the Forum’s website.
The bursary is awarded by an independent jury with expertise in the field, including a representative of the UK-based Rory Peck Trust, which offers safety training bursaries and other support to freelancers.
Last year’s Portenier winner was Eman Helal, an Egyptian photojournalist whose work documents sexual harassment and attacks against women in her country. Applications were received from freelancers and independent documentary-makers in 25 countries.
In 2015 the Portenier was won by Jason O’Hara, a Toronto filmmaker working on a documentary about abuses in the clearance of favelas in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. …”
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/portenier-bursary-competition-offers-safety-training-for-independent-journalists-exposing-human-rights-abuses-622306843.html

Northern_Clips Now with 2000 #Twitter followers‼️

@Northern_Clips Now with 2000 #Twitter followers‼️ #ThankYou http://twitter.com/Northern_Clips

#GNWT #ITI – #Winter Use of the #NorthSl

#GNWT #ITI – #Winter Use of the #NorthSlave #Territorial #Parks #research
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6 Different Microphone Positions Compared on Voice Video

6 Different Microphone Positions Compared on Voice [Video]
I wanted to share a new video we just uploaded where Matthew Weiss compares the different sounds of various microphone positions.
Lots of shootouts already exist comparing different microphone choices, and those are certainly valuable, but you rarely see comparisons and analysis on the subtleties of different microphone positions.
https://theproaudiofiles.com/video/microphone-positions-compared-on-vocals/
Matthew Weiss is a Grammy nominated and Spellemann Award winning audio engineer from Philadelphia. Matthew has mixed songs for Snoop, Sonny Digital, Gorilla Zoe, Uri Caine, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development, 9th Wonder, !llmind & more. Get in touch: Weiss-Sound.com.

From: The Poynter Institute Fwd: Go From Good to Great: Our Latest Writing, Editing and Leadership Programs

Barza.fm: online community for African radio broadcasters

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