KARACHI: Sindh has decided to reduce the duration of matric and intermediate board examinations from three hours to two hours for the 2021 school year, provincial education minister Saeed Ghani said Saturday.
He announced the decisions made at the steering committee meeting regarding educational activities in the province amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dates for the matrix and intermediate board exams, summer vacation and the start of the new school year are announced.
Strict standard operating procedures will be implemented to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Ghani said.
These are some of the committee’s decisions:
Annual examinations for matrices and intermediate will start from July
The matrix board exam will run from July 1 to July 15, while the intermediate exam will run from July 28 to August 16
Exams for pre-primary through eighth grade students will be conducted in June
The practice will be held before the exam in June
The new school year for public sector educational institutions will start from 2 August 2021
Summer vacation will take place in July
Paper patterns for board examinations: half the exam will consist of multiple choice questions, while 30% will have short questions and 20% long questions
Joe Pantoliano starred in From the Vine. Photo / Provided
Joe Pantoliano has been taken to the meadow, literally, in a film about finding yourself in the Italian countryside. Pantoliano, who changed our minds in Christopher Nolan’s Memento, copied us in The Matrix, and ran with the masses in The Sopranos, now making wine in the beautiful Italian city of Acerenza.
Yes, Pantoliano’s career path is distinctive; Quality actors reach retirement age and horned shoes become “twilight films”. Think Diane Keaton, Bill Nighy, and, well, pretty much all of the Marigold Hotel cast. However, there is something interesting about the film “find yourself in retirement” that has caught the eye of its viewers – so much so that it has become a genre in itself and From the Vine has become firmly rooted in its center.
Based on Kenneth C. Cancellara’s book, Finding Marco, this film tells the story of Marco Gentile, a famous executive from Toronto who suddenly moves and moves to Italy to look after his late grandfather’s abandoned vineyard. Driven by the nostalgia for his upbringing and the heartless nature of his job, Marco’s late-life crisis reaches a climax where, among the sunbathing vines, he tries to make up for the environmentally destructive nature of the company he once worked for. revive the old vineyard.
With its local centric plot and testing the moral consequences, I would expect to be treated to some raw Italian neo-realism (I think some film marketing even suggests this). But From the Vine couldn’t be further away from it, instead opting for an easy-to-digest comfortable feeling vibe that accidentally drops like a cheap red hue.
Cunning cinematography flaunts rural Italian landscapes with all the dream travel brochures – maybe not what we need in this non-tourist era, but it’s undeniably beautiful to look at.
Director Sean Cisterna, whose back catalog includes other sweet sentimental films like Kiss and Cry, looks right at home here. And while it never fully explores the theme and contains more of a cliché than cheap wine labels, From the Vine does have its essence in the right place. It also provides the perfect opportunity for Pantoliano (which is easily the best thing about the film) to dip his toes in the pool of an acting retired village. Come on, Joe, the water’s warm.
Reviewer: Toby Woollaston Director: Sean Cisterna Cast: Joe Pantoliano, Paula Brancati, Wendy Crewson Runtime: 97 minutes Censorship: M, Offensive language Verdict: Very far from a full bodied drop but still quaffable in an inoffensive manner
German health authorities have said they plan to speak to the studio where the latest Matrix film was shot after a party the Hollywood actor allegedly attended. Keanu Reeves held to mark the end of filming, despite coronavirus restrictions.
About 200 people attended the party disguised as filming a film, with guests being invited to come as extras in an apparent attempt to bypass health regulations, according to German tabloid Bild.
Parties of up to 50 people are allowed in Berlin and the neighboring state of Brandenburg, where the party reportedly takes place at the film studios Babelsberg, west of the German capital. But they have to be registered in advance along with the submission of a “clean concept” which must be approved by the authorities. Guests must adhere to distance rules, and wear masks when not eating and drinking.
A 39-year-old female guest at the party told Bild: “The atmosphere is very happy. Everyone is given a PCR corona test first. Everyone has to come wearing a mask but many people don’t wear it during the party. “
He added: “No directing instructions were given, no clapperboards and nothing to record.”
The party, hosted by producers Lana and Lilly Wachowski, is codenamed “Icecream Teamevent” according to the newspaper, citing sources, and starts at 6pm on Wednesday and continues into the early hours of Thursday.
Guests were entertained by dancers, DJs and a fireworks display, and invited to get Matrix tattoo souvenirs. Beverages include sushi, sake, pizza, Currywurst (sausage curry, a Berlin specialty) and vegan chocolate apricot cake. Bedouin-style tents and hippy-style caravans are available for guests wanting more privacy.
Reeves and his partner, artist Alexandra Grant, sit at tables drinking wine, and leave early in the evening, reports Bild.
Bianca Markarewicz, spokeswoman for Studio Babelsberg, said according to franchise producer Matrix, the film team was shooting a “celebratory scene, which was filmed in the summer, and it has something to do with it. Hygiene regulations are followed. “
He added: “The production team consciously did this shoot with a lot of participants, right at the end of filming.”
A spokesman for the city of Potsdam, who was in charge of granting permission for the parties to proceed, said: “No events have been announced to us. There is ongoing discussion between health authorities and the studio on the topic of infection protection during filming. “
He said health authorities would speak to the studio.
The faintest smell of bad publicity will be the one Reeves has received the most in some time, after becoming a rare, relatively scandal-free Hollywood celebrity. His introverted personality and elegance with fans has earned him the nickname “internet girlfriend”.
Earlier this year, he helped organize a van after a flight he was on in California got stranded, and was filmed reading aloud to passengers on the way. Actor Octavia Spencer also said he once helped push his car when it broke down. “What Would Keanu Reeves Do?” is a popular slogan on unofficial merchandise.
Reeves also won praise for having an “age-appropriate relationship” after it was revealed that the actor, 56, is dating Grant, who is 47.
Filming in Matrix 4 was interrupted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic but resumed in Berlin in August. It is scheduled for release in December 2021.
Unfortunately, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 4 and Keanu Reeves’ Matrix 4 no longer scheduled to open the same day.
Lionsgate dropped a number of ridiculous new release dates yesterday. Because they did this while I was doing “dad’s work,” think of this as the “yesterday’s news today” post. Yes Before the war now scheduled for 21 August 2020, only a week after Wonder Woman 1984. And yes, as feared, Guards of Hitman’s Wives has been moved from 28 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Meanwhile, Lionsgate does not have the courage to move Spiral: From the Book of Saw until 30 October 2020 and will instead schedule it for May 21, 2021 instead. To be fair, they put a new thriller Deon Taylor Fatale (starring Michael Ealy and Hillary Swank) that Halloween weekend, so it was a relative victory. Unfortunately, ever since Spiral now scheduled for next May, John Wick: Chapter 4 was moved to May 27, 2022.
The bad news is we now have to wait one more year for the next John Wick installment. The good news is, consider it also not delayed from the May 21, 2021 slot, Warner Bros. ‘ Matrix 4 no longer playing chicken with Lionsgate John Wick 4. Yes, Warner Bros. dropped the sequel directed by Lana Wachowki into the frame of the same pre-Memorial Day weekend that was occupied by John Wick 4. It makes sense for both franchises. Reloaded Matrix broke the record in 2003 with the debut of Fri-Sun $ 91 million / $ 134 million Kam-Sun on the main release date. John Wick: Chapter 3 opened with $ 56 million last May in the same frame before reaching $ 171 million domestically. Needless to say, we won’t really get the first two opening “Keanu Reeves” on the same day.
Idea about Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 opening on the same day is about possibility Batman v Superman open together with American civil war captain in May 2016. And since then Matrix 4 was in the middle of production when the coronavirus pandemic caused and halted production throughout the industry, temporarily John Wick 4 (best) In initial development, a sci-fi franchise will always be open before the franchise action. Of course, it’s always possible Warner Bros. has to delay Matrix 4 and move the big budget sequel to May 27, 2022 too. Or maybe Matrix 4 will stick to the summer slot of 2021 while Orion moves Bill and Ted Facing Music until May 21, 2021. Okay, now I’m just annoying just to amuse myself.
I will note that Lionsgate’s big release date randomly shuffles leaving Aneesh Chaganty Run undated, which is bad news for people who eagerly await the next film from the person who directs the dynamite Looking for, but don’t try. Heck, at this level the delay and rescheduling (bye bye Batman and Spider-Man 3), Matrix 4 might end up being one of the biggest films of the summer by default, along with Marvel Shang-Chi and the Ten Ring Legend, Lighting Waiter 2 and (if still a course) Universal Jurassic World: Dominion. But the great battle of Keanu Reeves vs Keanu Reeves will not take place, as far as has ever happened. We have to wait until 2022 until the next one John Wick film. Hopefully we still get Matrix movie next year.
Representatives from all public, private councils to take the final decision on Monday
KARACHI: With the Covid-19 case in Pakistan showing no signs of abating, the fate of thousands of students will appear on the matrices and secondary exams in more than a month depending on balance.
According to one of the country’s top education officials, the authorities are seriously discussing plans to postpone or cancel this year’s exams. “After holding an informal discussion, most of the council chairmen agreed that the uncertainty arising from the coronavirus pandemic and resulting locking had made it very difficult to hold examinations in June,” Chairman of the Aga Khan Board of Education, Dr Shehzad Jeeva told The Express Tribune.
To reach an official decision on this issue, Dr. Jeeva will chair a meeting of representatives from all public and private education councils on Monday. “The meeting will be held using video and teleconferencing applications and will be attended by chairpersons of the education council chairs from the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. “This will formulate a uniform policy on examinations and decide whether to push them to July or cancel them all for the sake of alternative assessment procedures.”
Speaking about the challenges of carrying out the exam on schedule, Dr Jeeva said it would take six to eight weeks to complete all the necessary preparations. “This includes issuing contracts for furniture and other items, and training staff to conduct examinations,” he explained. “Then there is the challenge of keeping social distance. All this makes it very difficult to hold the exam on time and if as the locking continues, it will only get harder. “
Dr Jeeva pointed out that the Higher Education Commission had asked universities to encourage admission until October. “Given all this, it makes more sense to look at our alternatives.”
In addition to making a decision about the delay or cancellation, the meeting will determine what additional steps are needed. “If we hold an exam in July, what pattern will they follow? If we cancel the exam, then how will students be assessed, “said Dr Jeeva while discussing the agenda of the meeting.
According to him, postponing the exam after July is impossible. “If we do not hold an exam in July, we cannot push it further. Doing so will delay university acceptance,” he said.
“Thus, if there is an unpleasant situation making the exam impossible in July, we must work on an alternative grading system for students.” However, Dr Jeeva decided not to give assessments to schools like the Cambridge Assessment International Education did.
If the exam continues in July, Dr Jeeva said the meeting would discuss the cancellation of the practical exam to save four weeks. In any case, he said the meeting participants would ensure students were given fair and transparent academic continuity.
After Monday’s meeting, the chair of the committee chair of the council will hold further consultations with the councils of each province, said Dr Jeeva. “After that, the IBCC will make a final decision in one and a half weeks, and resolve this issue with the relevant ministries and departments,” he added.