Minister Addy Outlines Achievement in 2014

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Axel Addy has outlined successes achieved by his ministry in 2014.Appearing as guest on the ELBC Super Morning Show (SMS) recently in Paynesville, the Minister intoned that the Ministry went to a retreat last year and developed a three-year strategic plan which attempts to find innovative ways to address the ministry’s mandate.He said at that retreat the ministry shifted its focus in 2014, to ensure that there is no new crisis, with the Ebola epidemic already existing in the country.The Minister disclosed that the MOC constituted a small team that met with importers of petroleum products, rice and others to learn about challenges they are facing in importing these products and they were able to achieve their target.With such achievement done last year, Minister Addy added that the ministry has been and is able to maintain a steady supply of seven brands of rice and fuel on the Liberian market.He stressed that the ministry has also established a Customer Service Center which deals with consumer complaints and the processing of IPDs.According to Minister Addy, a one stop shop will be established at the ministry by the end of the first quarter of this year and the Liberia Revenue Authority and Central Bank of Liberia will be included into it.Commenting further, the Liberia Commerce Minister said the ministry has embarked on a journey to build the capacity of staff by sending them abroad for training and building their capacities through the Liberia Institute for Public Administration, adding that they are seeing progress.The Commerce Minister indicated that this is the first time the ministry’s staffs went through orientation to understand the mandate of the ministry and their job descriptions, which he said was done through the Human Resource DepartmentHe said “one of the innovations we have put in place at the ministry is what we called the Welfare Committee and that manages staff, deals with debts in the ministry between the employees, including various issues. This is beginning to prove very positive because our staffs have vehicles that they can use to do their work.”Commenting on the generation of revenues by his ministry, the minister pointed out that the ministry doubled its revenue generation in 2014 and has planned to triple it this year.The Minister of Commerce stated further that the ministry is working with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to generate more money for government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bezier Curves: What Are They and How Do You Use Them?

first_imgOnce you’ve decided on your keyframe points, you have several Bezier curve options at your disposal. In Premiere Pro, the standard options include Linear, Bezier, Auto-Bezier, Continuous Bezier, Hold, Ease In and Ease Out. Each operates slightly differently, but you can try them all out yourself to get a feel for which one looks and feels (or sounds) right for your project. Here’s a breakdown of each option:Linear: consistent rate of change between keyframes from beginning to end.Bezier: allows for manual adjustments to the shape of the curve and rate of change on both sides of your keyframe.Auto-Bezier: Like the manual Bezier, auto-Bezier automatically creates a smooth rate of change through each keyframe.Continuous Bezier: Similar to Bezier and auto-Bezier, but still gives you the option to change the shape of the curve on one side of the keyframe.Hold: non-Bezier option that changes the keyframe value without a gradual Bezier effect.Ease In: Simply slows down the value change when entering a keyframe.Ease Out: Simply slows down the value change when exiting a keyframe. For more info on keyframing and video editing options, check out some of these links below.Video Editing: Animation and Keyframe Basics in Adobe Premiere ProHow To Create a Blinking Eye Transition in After EffectsSpeed Up Your Sequences with The Jump CutHow to Layer Text Behind Objects in Adobe Premiere ProVideo Editing Techniques for Color Correcting Skin Tones While they were originally for designing automobiles, Bezier curves are now your best friends for keyframe interpolation.Cover image via Shutterstock.When working with motion and movement, it’s important to understand your Bezier options. The process of keyframe interpolation has come a long way as a means of digital motion, and Adobe programs like Premiere Pro and After Effects make great use of the technology.If you’re working with keyframes and motion, you’ll notice that you have several similar options for how to ramp and smooth your motion. Whether that’s for digital zooms, motion, audio dips, or anything in between, it’s important to know how to choose the right option.So, let’s dive into what Bezier curves offer, and how you can use them on your next project.What Are Bezier Curves?Based upon the mathematical theorems of the Bernstein polynomial, the modern “Bézier Curve” was pioneered by a French engineer named Pierre Bézier, who used them to help with his work as a automobile designer in France. The basis of the Bezier curve is how to model smooth curves that are indefinitely scaleable and unbound by the limits of rasterization. For our purposes in video editing and keyframe interpolation, Bezier curves can specify the velocity over time of an object moving from a point A to a point B — rather than simply moving at a fixed number of pixels per step (Wikipedia).How to Use ThemSo, how do we use Bezier curves in video editing? Well, when working with motion that has clearly defined beginning points and ending points (a point A and a point B), a Bezier curve is a good way to smooth the curve of the motion (as opposed to linear interpolation, wherein values change at a consistent pace from point A to point B). For example, if you’re working with two keyframes on a video clip in Premiere Pro (say motion, scale, or opacity), you can use the Bezier curve to smooth that transition’s pacing. Or, in a Premiere Pro timeline, you can use the Bezier curve for working with audio tracks when changing decibel levels.Understanding Different Optionslast_img read more