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SLR Cameras On Location & Photoshop Editing

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Thursday, January 29, 2009 0 comments
I found this fascinating article today:

Still Life/portraiture in a Studio Setting

Saturday 25th April

An introduction to using digital SLRs manually followed by a workshop that will explore the potential effects that can be achieved with studio lighting, backdrops and tripods.


SLR Cameras On Location

Saturday 9th May – Off site session

A photo-shoot on location at Aberystwyth sea front. The class will involve manual control of exposure to capture the character of the environment and its inhabitants.


Photoshop Editing and Printing

Saturday 16th May

A Digi-Lab session involving more advanced Photoshop editing tools, turning photos captured from the workshops into print-ready images.


Tutor Julian Ruddock

Saturdays 2 – 5pm

Cost £17 (£13 concessions) per session plus the cost of any materials used

Each class is a self-contained unit enabling you to come to one or all of them depending on which ones suit your level / interests

Run by experienced teacher Julian Ruddock, these sessions are designed to give you all the skills you need to start using your computer for image editing and getting the best out of your digital camera.

To book places, please contact the Box Office on 01970 623232 or email artstaff[A T]aber.ac.uk.

If you need further information, please contact 01970 622888, email rls[A T]aber.ac.uk or cxs[A T]aber.ac.uk


As discussed in Retouching Tools & Composing Collages Using Photoshop Flickr has a great array of tools and features, but did you know todays digital photos contain EXIF data, What is EXIF data? I hear you say, here is a breif explanation:

Almost all new digital cameras save JPEG (jpg) files with EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data. Camera settings and scene information are recorded by the camera into the image file. Examples of stored information are shutter speed, date and time, focal length, exposure compensation, metering pattern and if a flash was used.

Source: Digicamhelp.

Example of EXIF data:
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 4
Aperture: f/22.0
Focal Length: 10 mm
Exposure: 0.00
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

File Size: 3.6 MB
File Type: JPEG
MIME Type: image/jpeg
Image Width: 3827
Image Height: 2551
Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample: 8
Color Components: 3
X-Resolution: 240 dpi
Y-Resolution: 240 dpi
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time (Modified): 2009:01:29 18:23:26
Exposure Program: Manual
Date and Time (Original): 2009:01:29 15:59:04.00Z
Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:01:29 15:59:04
Max Aperture Value: 4.0
Metering Mode: Spot
Sub Sec Time: 00
Sub Sec Time Original: 00
Sub Sec Time Digitized: 00
Color Space: Unknown (-1)
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4438.35616438356 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4445.96912521441 dpi
Custom Rendered: Normal
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Compression: JPEG (old-style)
Global Angle: 30
Global Altitude: 30
Copyright Flag: False
Photoshop Quality: 12
Photoshop Format: Standard
Progressive Scans: 3 Scans
XMPToolkit: Adobe XMP Core 4.1-c036 46.276720, Mon Feb 19 2007 22:40:08
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Rating: 0
Metadata Date: 2009:01:29 18:23:26Z
Creator Tool: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Lens: 10-20mm
Image Number: 0
Flash Compensation: 0
Raw File Name: IMG_1728.CR2
White Balance: As Shot
Temperature: 5250
Tint: -5
Shadows: 5
Brightness: +50
Contrast: +50
Saturation: 0
Sharpness: 25
Luminance Smoothing: 0
Color Noise Reduction: 25
Chromatic Aberration R: 0
Chromatic Aberration B: 0
Vignette Amount: 0
Shadow Tint: 0
Red Hue: 0
Red Saturation: 0
Green Hue: 0
Green Saturation: 0
Blue Hue: 0
Blue Saturation: 0
Fill Light: 20
Vibrance: +20
Highlight Recovery: 100
Clarity: 0
Defringe: 0
Hue Adjustment Red: 0
Hue Adjustment Orange: 0
Hue Adjustment Yellow: 0
Hue Adjustment Green: 0
Hue Adjustment Aqua: 0
Hue Adjustment Blue: 0
Hue Adjustment Purple: 0
Hue Adjustment Magenta: 0
Saturation Adjustment Red: 0
Saturation Adjustment Orange: 0
Saturation Adjustment Yellow: 0
Saturation Adjustment Green: 0
Saturation Adjustment Aqua: 0
Saturation Adjustment Blue: 0
Saturation Adjustment Purple: 0
Saturation Adjustment Magenta: 0
Luminance Adjustment Red: 0
Luminance Adjustment Orange: 0
Luminance Adjustment Yellow: 0
Luminance Adjustment Green: 0
Luminance Adjustment Aqua: 0
Luminance Adjustment Blue: 0
Luminance Adjustment Purple: 0
Luminance Adjustment Magenta: 0
Split Toning Shadow Hue: 0
Split Toning Shadow Saturation: 0
Split Toning Highlight Hue: 0
Split Toning Highlight Saturation: 0
Split Toning Balance: 0
Parametric Shadows: 0
Parametric Darks: 0
Parametric Lights: 0
Parametric Highlights: 0
Parametric Shadow Split: 25
Parametric Midtone Split: 50
Parametric Highlight Split: 75
Sharpen Radius: +1.0
Sharpen Detail: 25
Sharpen Edge Masking: 0
Post Crop Vignette Amount: 0
Convert To Grayscale: False
Tone Curve Name: Medium Contrast
Camera Profile: ACR 4.4
Has Settings: True
Has Crop: False
Already Applied: True
Tone Curve: 0, 0
Sidecar For Extension: CR2
Color Mode: 3
ICCProfile Name: Adobe RGB (1998)
Format: image/jpeg
Color Transform: YCbCr
Flash Return: No return detection
Flash Mode: Off
Flash Function: False
Flash Red Eye Mode: False

This information can be really handy, lets say you take a fantastic picture and sometime in the future you would like to use the same settings, its not always easy to remember. Viewing the EXIF data you can easily recall the following settings such as shutter speed, date and time, focal length, exposure compensation, metering pattern and if a flash was used.

Have you digital photo's of Aberystwyth? Why not upload them to Flickr and join the fun at Aberystwyth Online Photography Flickr Group.

Related Links: Archives January 2009
Retouching Tools & Composing Collages Using Photoshop
Aberystwyth Online Photography Flickr Group
Wales Online Photography Flickr Group

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Retouching Tools & Composing Collages Using Photoshop

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Thursday, January 29, 2009 1 comments
I found this fascinating article today:

Retouching Tools and Composing Collages Using Photoshop

Saturday 31st Jan

A class that reviews basic tools for retouching photos and moves on to the potential of layers, blend modes and masks in Photoshop to generate surprising and complex images.

Using Photoshop for Experimental Imagery

Saturday 14th Feb

A creative session using painting tools, graphics tablets, filters, and 'found images' to explore artistic possibilities

Basic Text and Image Combinations in Photoshop

Saturday 28th Feb

A class looking at layout of images that employs text/image possibilities, suitable for those wanting to produce posters, flyers or other graphic products.


Tutor Julian Ruddock

Saturdays 2 – 5pm

Cost £17 (£13 concessions) per session plus the cost of any materials used

Each class is a self-contained unit enabling you to come to one or all of them depending on which ones suit your level / interests

Run by experienced teacher Julian Ruddock, these sessions are designed to give you all the skills you need to start using your computer for image editing and getting the best out of your digital camera.

To book places, please contact the Box Office on 01970 623232 or email artstaff[A T]aber.ac.uk.

If you need further information, please contact 01970 622888, email rls[A T]aber.ac.uk or cxs[A T]aber.ac.uk


If you have an interest in photography, be it taking photo's or love viewing peoples digital works of art, take a look at: Aberystwyth Online Photography Flickr Group or Wales Online Photography Group where uses view and comment on each others digital photography.

Flickr is a great way of displaying your photo's to either friends, family or for the whole world to see, depending on what settings you have selected. Each photo can be given an individual title, description, tag or tags, also geotaged so others can see where the picture was taken using a digital map, such as Google Maps.

The software behind Flickr also tells you some useful information such as:
  • Taken in Ogmore-by-Sea, Wales (map) [Example of Geotaging]
  • Taken with a Canon EOS 40D.
  • Taken on January 29, 2009
  • 1 person calls this photo a favorite
  • Viewed 27 times
It's very much community based with regular meet ups around Wales, were you can experiment and share ideas on digital photography.

Related Links:
SLR Cameras On Location & Photoshop Editing
Aberystwyth Online Photography Flickr Group
Wales Online Photography Flickr Group

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20-year-old Man Sent To Crown Court

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 0 comments

I found this fascinating article today:

20-year-old man sent to crown court.

A 20-year-old man, of Borth, Ceredigion, was charged with arson earlier this month following a blaze at the Tabernacle chapel on 4 July 2008.

He did not enter a plea at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court, and was released on conditional bail.

The next hearing will be at Swansea Crown Court on 6 February.

at Wednesday, January 28, 2009, Man In Court Over Old Chapel Fire, Jan 2009


You should read the whole article.

Related Links:
Man Charged With Intentional Arson Of Tabernacle Chapel
Tabernacle Chapel History
Tabernacle Chapel Demolition Photographs
Tabernacle Chapel Demolition Video

Development Of Biofuels In The UK

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 0 comments
I found this fascinating article today:

Scientists at Aberystwyth University are looking at ways of growing so-called "energy grasses".

Dr Iain Donnison said: "The announcement of this initiative by the BBSRC represents an important milestone in the development of biofuels in the UK, and the involvement of Aberystwyth University recognises the importance of the work that is being done here.

"Bioenergy crops are essentially biological solar panels and batteries. For example Miscanthus captures sunlight and stores it in a form which can be readily harvested and used as a fuel without using prime agricultural land.

"This project will build the underpinning crop science necessary to increase bioenergy yield and thereby reduce our dependence on fossil fuel.

at Wednesday, January 28, 2009, Biofuel Project Uses Tall Grass, Jan 2009

You should read the whole article.

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T.J. Davies Jewellers Celebrate Diamond Anniversary

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 0 comments
Valentines day will soon be with us, have you brought your girlfriend or wife a present? This unusual ring and pendant may be the ideal gift, the first letter of each of the eight precious stones, spell the word Caerdydd (Cardiff in English) the capitol city of Wales.

John Davies, owner of T.J. Davies Jewellers in Aberystwyth, has designed a special ring and pendant necklace to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the family business and the recently held National Eisteddfod of Wales in Cardiff.

Eight precious stones including three Diamonds, an Amethyst an Emerald, a Ruby, a Sapphire and Citrine have been set in the ring to spell the name of the Welsh capitol city. The design for the pendant follows the same pattern:

Citrine
Amethyst
Emerald
Ruby
Diamond
Yellow Sapphire
Diamond
Diamond


For further details visit T.J. Davies Jewellers website.

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T.J. Davies Jewellers
Aberystwyth Jewellery

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Small Boy's Time Capsule Before TV's & Computer Games

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 0 comments
Time capsule containing everything a small boy needed in the days before TV's and computer games included a train set, tin soldiers, a clockwork flying machine called an autogyro and a cork gun, along with wooden figures, games and letters of the alphabet etc.

The couple, from Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, have loaned the toys to the town's museum where they are on display for the Xbox generation to see.

"It is an absolute treasure, showing the childhood of a boy growing up in the 1930s," said museum curator Michael Freeman.

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£16M Llandysul Bypass Will Help Open-up Ceredigion

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1 comments
£16M Llandysul bypass will help open-up Ceredigion to access from South Wales and boost the local economy.

Ceredigion County Council principal engineer Alun Davies explains: "We are a remote county in west Wales. Types of industry available are limited by communications. This road [the A486] is the vital link to the M4 corridor and is the latest phase of a scheme to make Ceredigion better connected." "The scheme is essential to promote the economic prosperity of Ceredigion."

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Top Darts Return To Pafiliwyn Bont

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1 comments
Thursday 9th April 2009, top darts return to Pafiliwyn Bont, Pontrhydfendigaid.

The night involves stars playing an audience members and then each other, comedy provided by everyones favourite Little Richard Ashdown.

Players to include:
  • Eric Bristow MBE 5 times world champ
  • John Lowe 3 times world champ
  • Mark Webster 1 time world champ
  • Tony O'Shea Lakeside 2009 runner up
PA: Wilson Darts Promotions

Venue:
Pafiliwn Bont
Pontrhydfendigaid
Ystrad Meurig
Ceredigion
SY25 6BB

For ticket enquiries Tel: 01974 831 635

Website: http://www.pafiliwnbont.co.uk/

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Direct Train Service To London From Mid Wales

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2 comments
Chairman Gareth Marston said: “There is an almost universal acknowledgment that a direct train service to London from Mid Wales is not so much a desirable but an essential requirement.

“Arriva have quite rightly identified that a significant percentage of existing passengers on the weekday 5.30am and 7.30am trains from Aberystwyth are travelling onward toward London and the South East and Birmingham New St is almost universally hated as a change point and will become worse with cross-country passengers forced into changing there and impending rebuilding work.

“We understand this proposal will need two extra (Class 158) diesel units which though are already in franchise are unavailable at the moment.

“This is coincidentally the number of units needed to make a two-hourly interval Crewe to Aberystwyth service and therefore hourly between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury – a longstanding aspiration,” Mr Marston added.

“Many of our members feel quite strongly that through services to Crewe would provide not only better connections to London via the Trent Valley than via the West Midlands but also open up many connectional opportunities across a wide area currently constrained by long waits at Shrewsbury and further changes en route. In addition this would enable a resolving of the problems faced connecting Aberystwyth to its hinterland north of the Dyfi estuary.”

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Ceredigion Birds Sightings Photo's & Field Trips

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Friday, January 23, 2009 0 comments
Anyone with a keen eye for bird watching (of the avian kind) might like to have a look at this website on Ceredigion Birds, created to be used and enjoyed by resident birders as well as those visiting Ceredigion. They welcome contributions in the form of sightings and/or photographs from anywhere in the county.

Have you taken a picture of or seen an unusual bird, local birders can help you with identification and give you some great advice on what birds are likely to be seen in Ceredigion.

The website also offers information on monthly bird-watching field trips, the next of which is on:

7th February Field Trip Details -
Meet on Saturday 7th February at 10.00 in the car park at Tan-y-Bwlch - GR:576801
The walk will be approximately 3 miles in length over terrain which our leader Red Liford describes as
"probably the flattest ever!"

If you can spare the time why not visit Ceredigion Birds website, to catch up on the latest news and sightings.

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Concerns Over Preparation Of New Car Park

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Friday, January 23, 2009 0 comments
Concerns have risen as a large section of woods at the very top of Penygraig Lane have been cleared of trees and saplings and its undergrowth, in preparation for a car park.

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Interactive Mechanical Horse To Teach Dressage

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1 comments
A interactive mechanical dressage horse has been launched at a cost of £40,000 that aims to get you riding like Anky van Grunsven without passing your bad habits on to a horse.

The new simulator allows riders to practise movements including passage, piaffe and pirouette up to advanced level.

There are currently only four Racewood dressage simulators in the world, one of which is at Pant Stables in Aberystwyth.

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Ffresh - Student Moving Image Festival of Wales

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 1 comments
Ffresh, the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales, will run for three nights in Aberystwyth during February.

The festival for would-be film makers is calling on householders to "adopt" a student for the duration of the three-day event.

Organisers say they still need to find accommodation for some of the more than 800 visitors expected in Aberystwyth.

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Funeral Of Veteran Welsh Author T Llew Jones

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 0 comments

T Llew Jones, 93, from Pontgarreg, near Llandysul, Ceredigion, wrote more than 50 books, including 35 for children, in a career spanning more than 50 years.

Mr Jones, who started writing as a teacher and later became a headmaster, died on 9 January 2009.

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Flying Saucer Spotted Over Dyfi Estuary

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 1 comments
The 'flying saucer' was spotted flying over the Dyfi Estuary near Aberystwyth, Wales, by hundreds of gobsmacked onlookers.

These amazing pictures have given new hope to the thousands who believe life does exist on another planet.

To be honest it looks like a cloud to me, do not see how it could be mistaken for anything else.

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Aberystwyth Snow From Constiturion Hill

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Thursday, January 15, 2009 4 comments

This photograph taken from the top of Constitution Hill, show Aberystwyth town centre covered in a blanket of snow. Being situated on the West coast of Wales heavy snow falls are very rare especially this close to the beach and it's shore line, you quite often see the hills and their peaks surrounding Aberystwyth covered with a light covering of snow during the winter months where the inland temperature is that much colder.

This picture was taken around lunch time on February 26th 2004, just after a heavy snow fall.

View further photos of Aberystwyth under a blanket of snow in total around 200 were taken in which you see Constitution Hill, Promenade, Castle and Harbour in a winter snow scene.

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Aber Promenade Winter Snow Ceredigion Wales

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Thursday, January 15, 2009 2 comments

I wonder after the freezing conditions we have had recently, we will see weather like this sometime in the here future? Odds on we will see snow but whether it will be anything like this, only time will tell.

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The Druid Inn Pub Of The Year For Ceredigion 2008

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1 comments

The Druid Inn, voted Pub of the Year for Ceredigion by real ale promoter Camra, sits at the side of the A44 trunk road at Goginan, a few miles east of Aberystwyth.

The pubs cozy atmosphere makes for a typical country pub, where visitors can enjoy a range of traditional home made dishes including delicious Sunday lunches voted Britain’s best by the Guardian Travel magazine in September 2007.

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Former Guantanamo Bay Prisoners To Enter Wales

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Monday, January 12, 2009 1 comments
Former terror suspects from the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison camp could be re-homed in Wales within months.

They are likely to come to Wales as asylum seekers at first, as it would be considered too dangerous for them to be sent home.

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Wales Open Defence Of Six Nations Title Against Scotland

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Monday, January 12, 2009 1 comments
Wales open the defence of their Six Nations title against the Scots on Sunday, February 8.

But Shaun Edwards has warned Wales' Six Nations opener to Scotland is a potential banana skin for the reigning Grand Slam champions.

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Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Winter Ceredigion IMG_4036

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Sunday, January 11, 2009 0 comments

Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian is an beautiful forest recreation centre in the heart of Mid Wales. Famous for the daily Red Kite feeding, which can be seen from the Visitor Centre or from many places around the lake. Also excellent cycle trails start and end at Nant-yr-Arian, with a bike washing facility at the Visitor Centre.

Hybu Cig Cymru £4.5m Towards Meat Promotion In Wales

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Friday, January 09, 2009 0 comments
The £4.5m cash injection, announced by rural affairs minister Elin Jones, will go towards three new projects being run by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion under the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007 - 2013.

Speaking during a visit to the HCC offices in Aberystwyth, Elin Jones said: "I am pleased to announce funding for HCC's new projects. This investment will produce major benefits for the agricultural sector and through them, the wider rural community."

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Organic Producers Meet The 100% Organic Feed Rule

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Friday, January 09, 2009 0 comments
Heather McCalman of the IBERS Grassland Development Centre, Aberystwyth, says: "Naked oats are an ideal crop for marginal areas, where the climate and soils aren't suitable for growing wheat and can help organic producers meet the 100% organic feed rule even on mainly grassland farms.

"As the crop is tolerant and flexible, we believe it has a role to play in helping organic poultry producers address concerns over the cost and sourcing of organic cereals."

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Da Vinci Drawings Stored In Purpose Built Cave During WW II

Posted by Llanrhystud Childminder On Friday, January 09, 2009 0 comments
Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci on show at Aberystwyth were previously stored here during WWII.

Medi Jones-Jackson, "It's amazing to think some of the most historically important documents and artworks of our times were kept safe here in Aberystwyth," she added.

"I's also a little-known fact that the library built a cave underneath the building to house the most precious collections from art and literature, which come from many cultural institutions from across the UK."

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Woolworths Retail Shop September 14, 2003

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Woolworths Retail Shop, originally uploaded by aberystwyth-online.

A photograph of Woolworths in Aberystwyth taken September 14, 2003. Picture taken early on a quiet Sunday morning.
Sadly the shop is now closed, an end of an era after 99 years.

What high street store will be next to close in the 2009 credit crunch, post your sugestions below.

Somerfield Store Incorporates Two Dimplex Recessed Air Curtains

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The new Somerfield store in Aberystwyth incorporates two Dimplex recessed air curtain units, each featuring a thermostatic controller for optimum energy saving. The air curtains fit easily into the suspended ceilings for an unobtrusive, streamlined look in keeping with the modern feel of the new store.

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Man Charged With Intentional Arson Of Tabernacle Chapel

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A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “A 20-year-old male from Aberystwyth has been charged with one offence of intentional arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered at the Tabernacle Chapel in Mill Street back on July 4, 2008.”

He is due at Aberystwyth Magistrates on January 28.

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Related Links:
Demolition of Tabernacle Chapel
Tabernacle Chapel History

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North & Mid-Wales Centre for Teacher Education

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The new North and Mid-Wales Centre for Teacher Education, one of three national centres for Wales, will operate from 2010 and will train primary and secondary teachers.

Aberystwyth will provide training for the secondary sector in English and drama, geography, history, ICT, modern languages, science and Welsh.

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Aberystwyth's Ffion Appleton Top Sportswear Designer

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This month’s launch is an important one, not just for Ffion, who grew up in Aberystwyth, but for sports in general. Because the concept behind Field to Podium, which the 36-year-old has spent almost two years creating from scratch, is that it will help develop British sporting talent by donating 10% of all profits to Sports Aid, which funds talented youngsters.

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Why Choose Aberystwyth For Research Studies

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Aberystwyth University comes up with 5 great reasons to study in Aber, this one is my favourite.

Great environment: located in one of the most scenic areas of the British Isles, Aberystwyth combines the attractions of it green environment with the social and cultural amenities of a lively university town. Penglais campus is home to Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which offers a full programme of film, drama, exhibitions and music.

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New Years Honours Recognise Farming Figures

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The principal of Harper Adams University College since 1996, Prof Wynne Jones, has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Prof Jones, has been at Harper Adams since 1988, when he was appointed as vice-principal and director of research. He had previously been head of animal production at the Welsh Agricultural College, now part of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, at Aberystwyth.

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6 Primary Behaviors In Web Information Seeking

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6 primary behaviors in information seeking: Founded by David Eliis, professor at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, he came up with

Starting: identifying relevant sources of interest
Chaining: following and connecting new leads found in an initial source
Browsing: scanning contents of identified sources for subject affinity
Differentiating: filtering and assessing sources for usefulness
Monitoring: keeping abreast of developments in a given subject area
Extracting: systematically working through a given source for material of interest

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23 Per Cent Of Properties For Sale In Aberystwyth Unsold

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Up to one in four properties have remained unsold for a year in some parts of Britain, a survey by the property search website Globrix found that 23 per cent of properties for sale in Aberystwyth, Wales, had failed to find a buyer since the start of the year

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The Richest Of The Rich - Wealthiest People In Britain

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William Rubinstein, professor of modern history at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, is the co-author of The Richest of the Rich, a study of the wealthiest people in Britain since the Norman Conquest.

Professor Rubinstein said: 'These figures suggest that only the 1930s and the South Sea bubble are comparable in scale to what is happening now.'

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The Pine Marten Has Recently Been Seen In Wales After 15 Years

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The Pine Marten has recently been seen in England and Wales again after almost 15 years.

In some areas, such as Snowdonia and Aberystwyth, this is the first time they have been sighted for 50 years.

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Biennial Search For The Best Welsh Choir Continues

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The semi-finals will be held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from February 20 to 22.

For free tickets, call 029 2022 3456.

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Direct Rail Service Between Aberystwyth And London

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Arriva Trains Wales recently announced its intention to consider introducing a direct service between Aberystwyth and London Marylebone in the near future.

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Aber Uni Base For London Olympics 2012 Mountain Cyclists

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Aberystwyth has been chosen as a base for mountain cyclists to train for the London Olympics.

The area has four internationally-recognised mountain biking trails within 30k of the town.

The University's Department of Sport and Exercise Science boasts cutting- edge facilities including an environmental chamber, allowing the cyclists to train in a variety of hot, cold and humid conditions.

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The Urdd Eisteddfod At Llanerchaeron In 2010

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The Urdd Eisteddfod coming to National Trust land near Aberaeron in 2010.

Eleven sites were considered for the week-long festival but the organisers have decided on the Llanerchaeron site.

Eisteddfod director Aled SiĆ“n said: “The Urdd is very fortunate and proud that so many areas showed an interest and that numerous excellent sites were available to us. But, after careful consideration and consultation with various authorities, it was the view of the site committee and the executive, that Llanerchaeron was the preferred choice.

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