“Fourth of July Rose” by Judy Saylor AllisonIn celebration of National Heart Month in February, Nashville North Studios and TLC Rehab & Wellness Center will present the “Art From The Heart” exhibition, a group art show featuring award-winning artists Diane Brown, Joanne Coffman, Rae Jaffe, Chuck Law, Annette Maynard, Michael Waters and Judith Saylor Allison.Most of these artists are members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League, and you can also find their work on display at the “Art on Asbury” Gallery in Ocean City.The opening night reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at TLC Rehab and Wellness. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. The event is free and open to the public.The artwork is for sale and will be on display from Feb. 1 through April 30, at TLC Rehab and Wellness Center, located at 1418 New Road in Northfield and open Monday-Friday during business hours.Diane Brown:- She is an award winning artist who has exhibited throughout South Jersey. Her artwork can also be found in many permanent collections throughout the tri-state area. Diane’s studio is in Somers Point.Joanne Coffman: A graduate of West Virginia University with a BA in Visual Arts, she has been influenced by various local artists. She has won several awards including a finalist in the Ocean City Arts Center juried shows. Joanne’s current artistic focus surreal graphite drawings She resides in Egg Harbor Township.Rae Jaffe: Her first love is painting in oils, but she also enjoys working with pastels. She takes everyday scenes and elevates their importance through the use of color. Rae is a member of the Noyes Museum of Art, The Ocean City Arts Center and President of the Ocean City Fine Arts League. She resides in Ocean City.Chuck Law: A professional artist from Linwood, he specializes in traditional oil painting, particularly plein air and studio landscape. His work is well recognized both locally and nationally. His paintings were recently published in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic and his paintings of local scenery can be found in a number of galleries in South Jersey. Chuck loves to compete ( often taking top awards) in area “paint- out” events throughout the east coast. He also teaches classes in oil painting and plein air techniques.Chuck Law is a Signature Artist member of the Noyes Museum of Art. He is also a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America and the Ocean City Fine Arts League. Website: www.chucklaw.artspan.com Blog: www.chucklaw.blogspot.comAnnette Maynard: Alana, a.k.a, Annette Maynard has been a teacher and counselor most of her adult life studying Eastern and Western traditions. As an artist she revels in the outward manifestation of her inner thoughts that have shaped not only her life, but those who she has touched around her. As a visionary artist she works in mixed media, watercolor and acrylics. Annette is a participating artist at the Noyes Museum, The National Arts Program in Cape May County, Ocean City Cultural Arts Center, Atlantic Community College, Atlantic City Arts Center, and The Ocean City Fine Arts League.Michael Waters: An accomplished and award-winning artist, Michael has won numerous awards throughout the region. His work has been exhibited by The Society of New Jersey Artists, The Toms River Artists Community, The Willingboro Arts Center, The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, The Ris Gallery, The Holtzman Gallery and the Noyes Museum of Art, where he is a signature Artist Member. He takes an unorthodox approach in handling his artistic materials, and adds varying texture to intangible forms and bold colors to create a visual pulse that gives the work more interest, yet still results in classic balance and harmony. Michael resides in Ventnor and attended Parsons the New School for Design in NYC and worked as a fashion illustrator in the Garment District.Judith Saylor Allison: Resides in Linwood and is a self taught, nature painter who exhibits in Miami, Fl and NYC. Her materials include canvas, acrylic and oil paint, with a concentration on plant portraiture and expansive Earthscapes. Painting what she calls the “Nearby and Faraway”. She currently has a one woman exhibition at TLC Rehab & Wellness ending on 1/30/15. Her studio is located in Linwood at Nashville North Studios in Linwood Greene. She is a participating Associate Artist with the Noyes Museum of Art, a member of the Ocean City Fine Arts League and Ocean City Arts Center. Her website is www.JAMSArtworks.com For more information about the art work, call Nashville North Studios at 609-504-5044.— News release from the Ocean City Fine Arts League
LNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Sempra LNG Bechtel scores $9.5 bln Rio Grande LNG EPC dealUS LNG export project developer NextDecade has signed two contracts with Bechtel for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in Brownsville, Texas, totaling $9.565 billion.Inpex, Indonesia make headway on $20 bln Abadi developmentJapan’s exploration and production giant Inpex has made progress on the development of the Masela block in the Arafura Sea that contains the Abadi gas field.Stonepeak to invest $1.3 bln in Calcasieu Pass LNGUS LNG export project developer Venture Global LNG has agreed with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for the latter to provide a $1.3 billion equity investment in the 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.Sempra ships first Cameron LNG cargoSempra Energy’s Cameron LNG project has shipped the first commissioning cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the first liquefaction train of the export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.Summit LNG completes first ship-to-ship LNG transfer in BangladeshSummit LNG, a Summit Corporation unit, has successfully completed its first ship-to-ship transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Bangladesh.
Electronic Document Preparation & Management Office Administration 80 Caribbean History 99.35 78.6 Biology 98.57 2018 86.57 Geography 47.81 Portuguese 68.45 89.53 57.99 14 4 4 44.45 Family & Resource Management Subjects with declined performance Grades I to III 3 52.92 2017 92.62 89.77 15 43.39 7 Subject Integrated Science 2017 8 Physics 1 10 9 94.75 11 Subjects with stable performance Grades I to III Technical Drawing 97.95 CSEC MAY/JUNE 2018Individual candidate performancesA list of candidates who have secured Grade Ones in eight or more subjects was requested from the Caribbean Examinations Council. In response to our request, a list of two hundred and thirty three (233) candidates was received.Of these, thirty nine (39) candidates secured twelve (12) Grades One or more. These candidates are listed below:School Name Results obtainedQueen’s College Christian Pile 19 OnesAnna Regina Secondary Shakira Bholo 18 Ones 2 twosISA Islamic Salma Majeed 18 OnesQueen’s College Areeb Ali 17 Ones 3 twos 1 threeAnna Regina Secondary Camecia De La Cruz 17 Ones 2 twos 1 threeQueens’ College Haema Dasrath 17 Ones 1 two 1 threeQueen’s College Aarti Hooblall 17 Ones 3 twosQueen’s College Reseda Hack 15 Ones 3 twos 1 threeQueen’s College Leshanna Bindah 15 Ones 2 twos 2 threesQueen’s College Reseda Hack 15 Ones 3 twos 1 threeQueen’s College Yashoda Samaroo 15 Ones 2 twosAnna Regina Secondary Begum Baksh 15 Ones 1 twoJ C Chandisingh Sec Darshanie Jadubir 15 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Reseda Hack 15 Ones 1 twoAnna Regina Secondary Vishal Narine 14 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Krystal Cummings 14 Ones 4 twosSkeldon Line Path Sec Yugeeta Kumar 14 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Sushmita Mangru 14 Ones 1 twoSt Stanislaus College Sherlock Langevine 14 OnesQueen’s College Kirsten Caesar 13 Ones 4 twosSkeldon Line Path Sec Pravena Bhoge 13 Ones 3 twosBerbice High Renee Bisnauth 13 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Navindra Persaud 13 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Daniel Baldeo-Thorne 13 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Shania Smith 13 OnesSaraswati Vidya Niketan Jasmattie Parbhu 13 OnesQueen’s College Jaishree Persaud 12 Ones 4 twos 1 threeQueen’s College Ansonette Thomas 12 Ones 3 twos 1 threeSkeldon Line Path Sec Sarveena Persaud 12 Ones 3 twos 1 threeAbram’s Zuil Secondary Lariel Narain 12 Ones 3 twos 1 threeAnna Regina Secondary Alexander Westford 12 Ones 3 twosSaraswati Vidya Niketan Jayaram Sanasie 12 Ones 3 twosMae’s Secondary Sayyid AAbidi 12 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Brandon Chanderban 12 Ones 2 twosQueen’s College Mikayla De Freitas 12 Ones 1 two 1 threeMackenzie High Zoe Sills 12 Ones 1 twoQueen’s College Trisha Heeralall 12 Ones 1 twoSaraswati Vidya Niketan Rowena Gordon 12 Ones 1 twoSaraswati Vidya Niketan Ryan Ramkirath 12 Ones 1 twoSkeldon Line Path Sec Melisa Rama 12 OnesThe Bishops’ High Krista Bhagwandin 12 OnesThe ‘top’ two hundred and thirty three (233) candidates are from the following schools:Region School No of candidates1 North West Secondary 012 Anna Regina Secondary 13Abrams’s Zuil Secondary 02Cottonfield Secondary 01Aurora Secondary 01Total 173 West Demerara 04 Zeeburg Secondary 02Leguan Secondary 02Essequibo Islands Secondary 01Saraswati Vidya Niketan 12Total 21 89.64 10 67.14 58.08 64.4 12 39.23 4 President’s College 09Diamond Secondary 03Bygeval Secondary 01Hope Secondary 01Hindu College 02Apex 02Institute of Business Education 05Camille’s Institute 03Total 26Region School No of candidates5 Rosignol Secondary 05Fraser’s Educational Institute 02Total 076 J C Chandisingh Secondary 05Skeldon Line Path Secondary 05Berbice High 03New Amsterdam Multilateral 02 Total 157 Three Miles Secondary 0110 Mackenzie High 05G/town Queen’s College 52The Bishops’ High 21St Stanislaus College 20St Rose’s High 11St Joseph’s High 09Central High 02Richard Ishmael Secondary 01Mae’s Secondary 05Marian Academy 09ISA Islamic School 09New Guyana School 01Total 140 66.27 Music 8 81.52 55.35 63.9 7 2017 81.48 72.19 No. 83.04 4 56.73 85.17 89.06 98.57 85.42 78.69 1 96.69 11 Agricultural Science DA 97.25 71.72 13 2 2018 96.75 Visual Arts Industrial Technology (Mechanical) Theatre Arts Physical Education & Sports Spanish 16 44.45 54.57 66.28 5 Subject 56.4 6 5 Chemistry 5 Mathematics Agricultural Science SA No. 12 61.98 92.37 No. 83.65 88.74 2018 Industrial Technology (Electrical) 72.49 28.57 Human & Social Biology 84.2 96.4 59.12 2 100 Economics French 70.03 Principles of Business 76.31 71.55 71.94 68.61 100 3 49.1 99.92 97.5 80.12 English A 7 6 76.8 74.49 Principles of Accounts Social Studies Textiles Clothing & Fashion CXC – CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION – MAY/JUNE 2018 REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTSA total of 12,269 candidates were registered for 2018 CSEC, compared to 12,684 registered for 2017. Subject entries for 2018 were 69,194. An analysis of the 2018 results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grades One to Three was 69.1%. The overall pass rate has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 63.68% was attained.Improved performance was evident in 16 subjects, constant in 7 subjects and declined in 12 subjects. Outstanding performances were noted in 7 subjects where 90% and over gained acceptable Grades (Gr 1 – 3). Some subjects with outstanding performances were Agricultural Science (Double Award) with 96.14%, Information Technology with 97.5%, Religious Education with 96.69%, Physical Education & Sports with 99.92% and Industrial Technology – Mechanical with 98.57%.Mathematics and EnglishGrades One to Three passes in both English A and English B improved in 2018. English A recorded a pass rate of 67.14% in 2018 and 57.99% in 2017. English B pass rate in 2018 is 78.6% as compared to 44.45% in 2017. Mathematics also improved with a pass rate of 43.39% in 2018 as compared to 39.23% in 2017. Additional Mathematics remained constant with a pass rate 68.45% in 2018 to 68.61% in 2017.SciencesThere were improvements and declines in the Grades One to Three passes in the science subjects this year. Improvements were noted in the pass rate for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Biology moved from 61.98% in 2017 to 63.9% in 2018. Chemistry recorded a pass rate of 56.41% in 2018 as against 47.81% in 2017. In 2018 Physics recorded a pass rate for 66.27%, in 2017 the pass rate was 52.92%. Agricultural Science (Double Award) and Agricultural Science (Single Award) both recorded declined performances. Agricultural Science (Double Award) moved from 98.57% in 2017 to 96.14% in 2018. Agricultural Science (Single Award) moved from 92.37% in 2017 to 86.57% in 2018.Human and Social Biology achieved acceptable grades this year with a pass rate of 72.49%. The pass rate for this subject has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 55.35% was attained. Integrated Science recorded a decline in pass rate from 59.21% in 2017 to 49.1% in 2018.BusinessImproved performance was noted in Office Administration with a pass rate of 84.2% in 2018 as against 80.12% in 2017. Principles of Accounts moved from 76.8% in 2017 to 74.49% in 2018. A decline was noted in the performances of Economics and Principles of Business. Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management attained constant performance with a pass rate of 97.95% in 2018 as compared to 97.25% in 2017.Humanities and Expressive Arts Religious Education and Caribbean History recorded constant performances in 2018 as compared to 2017. Religious Education attained a pass rate of 96.69% in 2018 and 96.75% in 2017. Caribbean History gained a pass rate of 71.94% in 2018 and 71.72% in 2017. An improved performance was noted in the pass rate for Geography from 56.73% in 2017 to 72.19% in 2018.The performance in Theatre Arts remained constant with a pass rate of 99.35% in 2018 and 100% in 2017. 50% of the entries for Visual Arts achieved acceptable grades.TVET SubjectsThe Technical and Vocational Education cluster of subjects recorded mixed performances in 2018. Textile, Clothing and Fashion improved from 69.49% in 2017 to 81.48% in 2018, Family and Resource Management recorded constant performance with a pass rate of 85.42% in 2017 and 85.17% in 2018. A decline in performance was noted in Food Nutrition & Health with a pass rate of 91.16% in 2017 to 89.06% in 2018.Industrial Technology Building, Electrical and Mechanical all secured pass rates of over 85% in 2018.Modern LanguagesPortuguese was written for the first time in 2017 and attained a pass rate of 83.04% , a decline was evident in 2018 with a pass rate of 71.55%. Over 60% of the entries for Spanish and French gained acceptable grades in 2018. Spanish moved from 58.08% in 2017 to 64.4% in 2018.CXC – CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONMAY/JUNE 2018REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS Outstanding Performance (90% and over Grades One – Three) Subject % Agricultural Science (Double Award) 96.14Information Technology 97.5Religious Education 96.69Theatre Arts 99.35Electronic Document Preparation & Management 97.95Physical Education & Sports 99.92Industrial Technology Mechanical 98.57Subjects with improved performance Grades I to III Food, Nutrition & Health 6 1 Religious Education 9 English B 3 Additional Mathematics Information Technology 50 87.86 85.62 99.01 Industrial Technology (Building) 91.16 Subject 2 69.49