Morocco calls for road map to solve Libyan crisis

Cairo  – Morocco called, on Thursday in Cairo, for a road map to solve the crisis in Libya.Speaking at the extraordinary meeting by the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers, foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar said that the settlement of the crisis in Libya relies on elaborating a road map that encompasses the security, institutional and development aspects. He added that the Libyan people cannot accept that the future and territorial integrity of their State be undermined, all the more so because they staunchly opposed colonialism and despotism, underlining that only legality can achieve reconciliation in this country and restore a climate of security and stability.  This legality will be stronger as part of an inclusive framework that brings together all parties to build the institutions of a modern state capable of addressing the challenges of sustainable development, he noted. Mezouar deplored the worsening situation in Libya that hinders the chances to solve the crisis, undermines the foundations of the Libyan State and poses a threat to the security of neighboring countries. read more

Lanka releases 37 Chinese fishermen

Sri Lanka’s location astride an ancient trade route in the Indian Ocean makes it of strategic commercial and military interest to the United States, India and China. The Chinese embassy had “urged Sri Lankan authorities to handle the issue in accordance with the law, sort out the truth and release the Chinese fishermen as soon as possible,” Xinhua said in an earlier report. Sri Lanka released 37 Chinese fishermen detained by its navy, China’s Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday, putting a quick end to what could have been a test of the increasingly close ties between Beijing and Colombo.Sri Lanka’s navy arrested the fishermen on Sunday night for fishing in Sri Lankan waters. They were aboard two trawlers off the country’s east coast town of Batticaloa, Xinhua said. China has been competing for influence in Sri Lanka with India, traditionally the island’s most important ally.Beijing has lent Sri Lanka hundreds of millions of dollars to build ports, roads, railways, power plants and a new airport, fuelling speculation China wants military bases on the island, something denied by Sri Lanka. read more

Mizzous AllAmerican Michael Sam Says Hes An Openly Proud

Mizzous AllAmerican Michael Sam Says Hes An Openly Proud

Michael Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year for Missouri, revealed to several news outlets that he is gay, setting the way for him to become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports that were published Sunday, Sam, a defensive end, said his teammates and coaches at Missouri have known since August.“I am an openly, proud gay man,” he said. “It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be. . .  I want to be a football player in the NFL.”Last year, NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay after the season. Collins, a 35-year-old backup center, was a free agent and has not signed with a new team this season. MLS star and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers also came out a year ago. Division III Willamette kicker Conner Mertens, a redshirt freshman, said last month he was bisexual. There have been several NFL players who have come out after their playing days, including Kwame Harris and Dave Kopay.The 255-pound Sam is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.“We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage,” the NFL said in statement. “Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”Sam said many people at the Senior Bowl all-star game for NFL prospects seemed to know that he was gay. His team has known since August, he said.“I didn’t realize how many people actually knew, and I was afraid that someone would tell or leak something out about me,” he told ESPN. “I want to own my truth. . . No one else should tell my story but me.”Before coming out to all his teammates and coaches, Sam said he told a few close friends and dated another Missouri athlete who was not a football player.“Coaches just wanted to know a little about ourselves, our majors, where we’re from and something that no one knows about you,” Sam said. “And I used that opportunity just to tell them that I was gay. And their reaction was like, ‘Michael Sam finally told us.’ ”Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement Sunday night: “Michael is a great example of just how important it is to be respectful of others. He’s taught a lot of people here first-hand that it doesn’t matter what your background is, or your personal orientation, we’re all on the same team and we all support each other. If Michael doesn’t have the support of his teammates like he did this past year, I don’t think there’s any way he has the type of season he put together.”Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner has been a teammate of Sam’s for five years.“We knew of his status for five years and not one team member, coach, or staff member said anything says a lot about our family atmosphere,” Bonner tweeted. read more

Labour Senator Jimmy Harte found with serious head injuries in Dublin

first_imgUpdated 20.10pmLABOUR PARTY SENATOR Jimmy Harte was found in the early hours of this morning with serious head injuries.Senator Harte who is from Letterkenny, County Donegal was found at at Newmarket Square in Dublin at about 4am.Hospital He was taken to St James’s Hospital but later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he is said to be in a serious condition.Harte had earlier attended the Ireland versus Latvia football match at the Aviva Stadium.Kevin Street Garda Station is carrying out an investigation and is trying to establish the cause of the injuries.A Labour Party spokesperson said that Harte was in a critical condition.He said Harte’s Labour Party colleagues are all very concerned for him and that many have been in touch with people that are close to Senator Harte. He added that they all hoped he would recover soon.Read: Silvio Berlusconi invites former allies into alliance>Read: Brian Hayes: ‘Northern Ireland must make its voice heard on the UK’s EU membership’>last_img read more

Ping un million dutilisateurs et autant de déceptions

first_imgPing : un million d’utilisateurs et autant de déceptionsSi Apple se félicite d’avoir dépassé le million d’utilisateurs inscrits sur Ping, son réseau social musical lié à iTunes et à l’iTunes Store, l’engouement a bien vite fait place à la déception. Entre inondation de spams et services trop fermés, Ping n’a pas les armes pour faire trembler Facebook et Twitter.Présenté en même temps qu’iTunes 10, Ping a pour vocation de permettre aux internautes de partager leurs goûts musicaux et de suivre l’actualité de leurs artistes préférés. Décrite par Steve Jobs comme un “mélange entre Twitter et Facebook”, la plateforme aurait enregistré un million d’inscriptions en deux jours, quand iTunes compte quelque 160 millions de fidèles.Mais déjà, le réseau social essuie ses premières et nombreuses critiques. Outre une installation trop compliquée, à l’instar de la recherche d’amis bloquée par Facebook, les utilisateurs de Ping sont inondés de scams et de spams. Apple aurait en effet omis de munir sa plateforme sociale d’un filtrage d’URL ou de spams. Alors que de nombreux internautes se plaignent de l’ergonomie du réseau social, d’autres critiquent la politique de mise en avant des artistes sur Ping. Si les stars internationales déjà omniprésentes, telles que U2, Shakira ou Lady Gaga, bénéficient d’une belle visibilité, les chanteurs qui auraient pourtant besoin de l’être ne sont pas mis en lumière. Les amateurs de musique devraient donc continuer à privilégier MySpace, qui reste aujourd’hui encore la référence en matière de réseau social dédié à la musique. Comme Google Buzz avant lui, Ping a attiré une foule d’internautes, mais cet engouement semble retomber comme un soufflé. Le réseau social du géant de Mountain View avait en effet vu des millions de personnes s’inscrire, mais pour rapidement déchanter. Outre des problèmes de respect de la vie privée comme en connaissent tous les réseaux sociaux, Buzz n’a pas su se créer une réelle utilité, n’offrant rien de plus que Twitter et Facebook. Ping semble, malheureusement pour Apple, bien parti pour suivre la même voie.  Le 7 septembre 2010 à 15:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Heello TwitPic crée un concurrent pour Twitter

first_imgHeello : TwitPic crée un concurrent pour TwitterTwitPic vient de dévoiler un tout nouveau service de micro-blogging. Baptisé Heello, c’est un véritable clone de celui qu’il entend concurrencer : Twitter. Une réponse au service de partage de photos que Twitter a récemment lancé, alors que TwitPic était jusque là le service de publication des photos sur le réseau social.Heello (lien non disponible) ressemble à s’y méprendre à Twitter. Lancé par TwitPic, comme une vengeance après que Twitter a lancé son propre service de partage de photos, ce site de micro-blogging est semblable en tous points, ou presque, au site dont il est le clone.À lire aussiEn Australie, les requins utilisent Twitter pour signaler leur approcheSeule la sémantique change. Le “tweet”, qui ne peut contenir plus de 140 caractères, comme sur Twitter, devient en effet le “Ping”, tandis que les membres du site de micro-blogging peuvent “écouter” les autres comptes, et non les “suivre”. TwitPic offre évidemment la possibilité de partager des photos, service qu’il développait jusqu’alors pour Twitter, mais aussi des vidéos. Twitter vient de lancer une fonction native de partage de photos, et a ainsi naturellement provoqué la colère de TwitPic. “Si Twitter peut concurrencer ses développeurs sans préavis, alors pourquoi pas nous ?”, estime Noah Everett, cité par ZDnet. “Nous n’avions pas idée que Twitter allait concevoir une fonction photo. La communication ente Twitter et les développeurs n’a jamais été très claire et la relation entre Twitter et ses développeurs a beaucoup changé” déplore-t-il.Le 12 août 2011 à 14:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Learn to Speak Like a Millennial With 300 New Dictionarycom Definitions

first_img The times, they are a-changin. And in an effort to keep up, Dictionary.com this week added more than 300 new words and definitions to its repertoire.From Internet slang abbreviations (JSYK and JOMO) to inclusive and empowered identity and cultural terms (aromantic), the online lexicon is jumping feet first into the zeitgeist.“Now, we can’t do a deep dive into every new entrant here, because we only have one article and that would be too great an infodump,” the domain said in a blog post highlighting some of its latest additions. “So, consider this overview an elevator pitch for how our updates are defining the times.”Perhaps the most important enhancements concern visibility of marginalized groups.Three new terms take advantage of the letter “x” in alternative spellings, meant to be inclusive of those who identify as gender non binary:Latinx: “Of or relating to people of Latin American design; used in place of the masculine form Latino and feminine form Latina” (recorded in 2000-05) Stay on target Oxford Dictionary adds new slang, gaming terms, and a verb form of ̵…Adorkable is now a real word in the dictionary Colorism: “Differential treatment based on skin color, especially favoritism toward those with a lighter skin tone and mistreatment or exclusion of those with a darker skin tone, typically among those of the same racial group or ethnicity”Whitelash: “A hostile or violent reaction by white people to the advances or influx of other racial or ethnic groups” (first recorded in 1965-70)Other race-based additions—neither term nor phenomena new—include:White guilt: “The feelings of shame and remorse some white people experience when they recognize the legacy of racism and injustice and perceive the ways they have benefited from it”White fragility: “The tendency among members of the dominant white cultural group to have a defensive, wounded, angry, or dismissive response to evidence of racism” (coined by author and academic Robin DiAngelo in her 2011 article “White Fragility”)And in a win for feminism, the dictionary has defined two relevant and provocative concepts:Male gaze: “The assumption in visual and creative arts that the default or desired audience consists of heterosexual males, and inclusion of women in narrative or art should seek to please this audience with the objectification or sexualization of these depicted women” (coined by film theorist Laura Mulvey in her 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”)Toxic masculinity: “A cultural concept of manliness that glorifies stoicism, strength, virility, and dominance, and that is socially maladaptive or harmful to mental health”The list goes on—including technological terms (virtue signaling, crybullies), gullible gags (dad joke, womp womp, brain fart), and cultural curiosities (death cleaning, thirst trap, imposter syndrome).“If our 2019 updates ask us to accept anything,” Dictionary.com said, “it’s that our language—as our times, will never sit still.”More on Geek.com:Collins Dictionary Just Legitimized the Way You Throw Away Your WeekendsOxford Dictionary Adds New Slang, Gaming Terms, Verb Form of ‘MacGyver’QWERTY Effect: How Typing Makes Us Love Certain WOrds, Hate Others Chicanx: “Of or relating to people of Mexican-American design; used in place of the masculine form Chicano and feminine form ChicanaWomxn: “A woman; used as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequences m-a-n and m-e-n, and to be inclusive of trans and nonbinary women” (the earlier term womyn features a similar alternative spelling)“This word [womxn] gives greater voice to gender fluidity and inclusivity in intersectional feminism,” Dictionary.com added.The 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, meanwhile, helped give rise to a number of racially charged terms—for better and worse:Afrofuturism: “A cultural movement that uses the frame of science fiction and fantasy to reimagine the history of the African diaspora and to invoke a vision of a technically advanced and generally hopeful future in which black people thrive” (coined by author and critic Mark Dery in his 1993 essay “Black to the Future”)last_img read more

AMMC Living History Awards Ceremony Planned

AMMC Living History Awards Ceremony Planned

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – The Antiquities, Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC) will host a Living History Awards ceremony in early December at Baha Mar to recognize Bahamian talent and create greater awareness of the role, significance and contributions of the AMMC.   Executive Chairman Reece Chipman made the announcement on Thursday at the AMMC offices on Shirley Street.The public will nominate persons for awards in these categories: Research and Education, Architecture and Historical Restoration, Oral History and Genealogy, Youth Entrepreneurship and Vendor Award, Historic Districts and Townships, Journalism and Talk Shows, Artistry and Craftsmanship, Technology and Social Media, Historic Churches and Faith Centers, Archaeological and Paleontological Research, Junkanoo Heritage, Cinematography and Photography, and Festivals and Events, among others.Funds raised from the AMMC Living History Awards will be used to facilitate the preservation and restoration of important historic resources throughout The Bahamas.   Corporate Bahamas is being invited to partner with the AMMC on this event through several different sponsorship packages.More information about the awards gala can be found on the AMMC website, www.ammcbahamas.com, or by calling 242-397-6800 or email ammcawards@ammcbahamas.comBy: Sydnei Isaacs (BIS)Photo caption:  Executive Chairman of AMMC Reece Chipman, right, addresses a press conference on Thursday to announce a Living History Awards ceremony for December.    Pictured at AMMC from left: Graphic Artist Reuno Pratt, AMMC Assistant Director Dr. Michael Pateman, and AMMC Director Dr. Keith Tinker.    Also present were AMMC Board Member Dr. Gail Saunders, Event Manager Kinara Lloyd, and AMMC Secretary to the Corporation Kim Burrows.  (BIS Photo)last_img read more

Employee Benefits Connect puts the spotlight on the future of reward

Employee Benefits Connect puts the spotlight on the future of reward

first_imgEmployee Benefits Connect 2016 will offer delegates the opportunity to stay ahead of the game by hearing the latest thinking about the future of reward.The annual event, held on 9 March 2016 at the Lancaster London, provides reward and benefits professionals with valuable opportunities to share ideas and knowledge with peers at conference sessions and roundtables.The comprehensive conference programme will provide insight into benefits approaches for the workforce of tomorrow. With four conference streams, there will be quality content delivered by industry experts into all key areas of reward and benefits, including financial wellbeing, employee benefits strategy, global reward, and workplace health and wellbeing.Speakers include Joanna Bean, head of reward, human resources at Samsung UK and Ireland, who will discuss how to capture the imagination of your talent pool. Delegates can also hear Jackie Wells, head of policy and research at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, talk about how to future-proof pension provision.Spencer Roach, total reward manager EMEA at Cisco International, will discuss how to build an innovative global benefits strategy for the business of the future, and Adam Brooke, international benefits manager at Standard Chartered Bank, will speak about how employers can meet the rising demands of eldercare in the UK.Those attending the event can also hear insights from Dame Carol Black, expert advisor on health and work, Department of Health, and Henk Verhoek, head of reward at British Sugar, and more.Delegates will also be able to meet benefits providers and advisers on the busy exhibition floor.For more information and to register, visit www.employeebenefitsconnect.co.uk.last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Sex Charges

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Sex Charges

first_imgRichard Shotwell/Invision/APProducer Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company in the wake of new reports documenting decades of his alleged sexual harassment of former female employees and associates, the company’s board of directors announced Sunday.Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York.Weinstein quietly answered a series of yes and no questions from the judge asking if he understood his rights at the hearing in Manhattan after a grand jury indicted the former movie mogul last week on charges involving two women.One alleged victim, who has not been identified publicly, told investigators that Weinstein cornered her in a hotel room and raped her. The other accuser, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein forcing her to perform oral sex at his office in 2004. The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults unless they come forward publicly.Dozens more women have accused him of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault.The 66-year-old Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, has challenged the credibility of his alleged victims and says his client is confident he is going to clear his name.Brafman called the rape allegation “absurd,” saying that the accuser and Weinstein had a decadelong, consensual sexual relationship that continued after the alleged 2013 attack.Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has said it was predictable that Weinstein’s camp would attack the integrity of the women and of the legal system.Vance, a Democrat, came under public pressure from women’s groups to prosecute Weinstein after declining to do so in 2015, when an Italian model went to police to say Weinstein had groped her during a meeting.Police set up a sting in which the woman recorded herself confronting Weinstein and him apologizing for his conduct. But Vance decided there was not enough evidence to bring charges.Weinstein is out on $1 million bail. Sharelast_img read more

Microsoft will bundle Gears of War Ultimate Edition free with Xbox One

first_imgOne of Microsoft’s big game releases for the second half of 2015 is the remaster of Gears of War. Depending on the final quality of the updated visuals, it could certainly be a system seller. But Microsoft is taking no chances and has decided to bundle the game with the purchase of a new Xbox One.When the game is released on August 25, you’ll also be able to pick up the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle. Unfortunately, the bundle is for the 500GB Xbox One, not the recently announced 1TB edition. However, that does mean you’ll only pay $349 rather than $399. For your money you’ll get the console, the new Xbox One Wireless Controller complete with integrated headset jack, and a download copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. To sweeten the deal further, you’ll also gain early access to the Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta being held in 2016, a 14-day Xbox Live trial, and a Superstar Cole multiplayer skin.This is a pretty good deal for gamers in the market for an Xbox One, but Microsoft could have made it so much better with a couple of tweaks. The first being the bundle opting to use the 1TB Xbox, especially considering it’s a download of the game, not a disc in the box. The second is increasing the very short Xbox Live trial. Would it really hurt Microsoft to include 3 months free access to Xbox Live? That way gamers have time to really experience it and are much more likely to want to subscribe to keep using it.It’s also worth noting that developer The Coalition has confirmed the remaster will not be adding Horde Mode. There are several reasons for this, with the main ones being they didn’t want to step into Gears of War 2 territory and the fact the first game doesn’t really have enough enemy types, so Horde Mode would feel quite limited.The Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle can already be pre-ordered direct from Microsoft, but other retailers are set to offer it. Depending on who you listen to the bundle is ongoing or it’s only while stocks last in 2015. I suspect we’ll see the bundle offered at least until the end of the year.last_img read more

Combating deadly dengue Remain vigilant throughout the year says KMC message

Combating deadly dengue Remain vigilant throughout the year says KMC message

first_imgKolkata: To prevent dengue, remain vigilant and alert from January to December. This is the slogan given by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) before the mega rally scheduled to be held in Kolkata on February 2.The civic authorities have successful brought down the number of dengue cases to one third because of round-the-clock vigil and sustained campaign. There will be altogether 145 rallies in Kolkata on February 2. Of these, 144 rallies will be held in the wards while the central rally will be organised at the KMC headquarters on S N Banerjee Road. To make them a grand success, Atin Ghosh, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Health department, along with senior officials sat down with the representatives of 14 NGOs who have been requested to send their representatives in the rallies. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMayor Firhad Hakim will lead the central rally which will be taken out at 10 am. The participants will carry placards, festoons to create awareness against the vector-borne disease. The rally will march through Lenin Sarani, Wellington Square, S N Banerjee Road and will end at the KMC headquarters. People from all walks of life including the MLAs and celebrities will be invited to join the rally. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s slogan to combat dengue is “Dengue prevention is everybody’s concern,” said a senior civic official. He said the KMC teams comprising senior officials of the health, building and Solid Waste Management (SWM) departments visit state and Centre-run offices, hospitals and employees quarters. They also visit private housing complexes and inspect the overhead tanks, underground reservoirs and garbage removal systems. The official said people will be requested to visit the dengue centres where blood samples are tested free and medicines given to the patients. There are around 16 dengue detection centres in the city.last_img read more

National Police Memorial dedicated to brave officers

National Police Memorial dedicated to brave officers

first_imgPaying a tribute to the courage and bravery of policemen, Adwaita Gadanayak, Director-General, NGMA, designed ‘National Police Memorial’, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21, 2018. The memorial has been constructed in granite stone.Gadanayak, a sculptor and one of the most famous students of Balbir Singh Katt, designed the memorial as a memoir which makes it possible to keep past events alive in the common memory through physical representation in a public area. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTalking about the sculptor, Gadanayak said, “I was trying to recreate the idea of selfless service which policemen on duty often are known for. My design is a tribute to the courage and the sense of bravery that is there within the policemen who died in the line of duty. I think the lives of policemen are precious, this is what I wanted to show.” The memorial takes cues from stone-building heritage and is modelled on a cenotaph– tall upright stones erected in ancient history. The policemen who visited the memorial were seeing saluting and bowing their heads in prayer and reverence. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”This is what I wanted,” said Gadanayak watching the two police officers at the memorial. “I wanted that human response of anyone coming and bowing in front of a monumental memoir.” The main structure of the memorial is a vertical 30 feet tall granite pillar that is a permanent mark – a signal of a sacred space, for an officer who is always in the line of duty. The single block of granite both polished and unpolished presents the ebony black granite as a reflection of karmic symbolism. “The one who serves is a karma yogi, truth to action is his karma and it is the fruit of this selfless action that leads him to the eternal river of life,” he added. The 20 feet of granite over which running water can be seen provides an element of continuity. “Granite as a stone is in itself a witness to human civilisation,” says Gadanayak, adding, “The language of defence of protection is as old as history and the story of dharma in the life of a policeman is clear in the names of the officers on the granite column.” There is also a small burning lamp. “The burning lamp that accompanies the elements exemplifies the living story of service,” states Gadanayak. “It symbolises ceaseless union with the spirit. Man is mortal but his actions of bravery and courage in the hour of service are immortal. The entire construction and design philosophy has been taken from the Rigveda,” he concludes.last_img read more

Rosi Garitas astrological paintings decorate the National Theater

Rosi Garitas astrological paintings decorate the National Theater

first_imgIf you stand far enough away, Rosi Garita’s paintings look like extremely stylized portraits of women. Each figure is richly colored and romantically posed, like the subjects ofGustav Klimt. The textures are sublime, and you could easily imagine each painting hanging in a funky little den. Garita’s series is handsomely displayed in the López Escarré Gallery in the café of the National Theater, the perfect décor for coffee and kibitzing.But look closer, and you’ll find that the women’s bodies are actually composed of hundreds of little faces. The faces are photographic, apparently snipped out of magazines and pasted onto the canvases. Everywhere a woman’s body is exposed, her skin is actually made of tiny human heads, like flesh-toned scales. The faces are young and old, showing every ethnicity, hairstyle and color.Look very closely, and you’ll see tiny constellations painted into the backgrounds.Garita’s series is called “Globalización Humana y Constelaciones,” which roughly translates to “Human Globalization and Constellations.” The title is unwieldy in English, and it’s perhaps a little overwrought in Spanish as well, but Garita’s intentions sound epic. According to a printed statement: “I chose the constellations because, in the Celestial Universe, they are the feminine representation, just as woman herself is the feminine representation in the Terrestrial Universe. Here we see a bridge or a very special form of communication, just as an artist, upon creating a work, creates a connection of the unconscious and the subconscious in order to create it.”Whoa, nelly. You’d be forgiven for having no idea what Garita is talking about. Depending on your aesthetic eye, you may not even notice the constellations in her portraits, much less see them as a special bridge to the Celestial Universe. Generally, visual artists should refrain from trying to verbalize their intentions, and Garita is no exception.But Garita’s work speaks wonderfully for itself, and if you find yourself in the Plaza de la Cultura between now and October, you might consider spending some time among her paintings. The face-based skins may inspire two contrasting reactions. First, you might feel inspired, because they could represent the human family, or the proverb that it takes a village to raise a child, or the fact that only women can gestate life. On the other hand, you may also feel alarmed, because scores of faces are staring back at you, and at first you didn’t even notice them. Like a Magic Eye picture, the miniature visages appear all at once. They are so smoothly incorporated into the paintings that they make you feel as if you’ve unveiled a secret.Garita is Costa Rican and Canadian, and she is both an artist and a published poet. Most of her titles have mythic names, like “Pegasus,” “Phoenix,” “Andromeda,” and “Leo,” and the astrological references are clear. One of the most interesting portraits is “Scorpius,” which incorporates Chinese characters and what appear to be diagrammatical notes. Whatever her original objective, the paintings have a mysterious quality, as if, like the stars, each must be decoded for hidden meaning. Like great verse, a good painting get more complex the more you look at it. So get close. There’s always more to see.“Globalización Humana y Constelaciones” continues through Oct. 3at the López Ecarré Gallery, National Theater, downtown San José. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Free. Info: Gallery website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates 20 years of provocative exhibition Art installation ‘Exchanged Glances’ proves moody and mysterious National Theater opens exhibit in Bank of Costa Rica lobby Dual exhibits at National Gallery highlight student creativitylast_img read more

Australian Museums Jurassic Lounge returns for SciFi Vivid edi

Australian Museums Jurassic Lounge returns for SciFi Vivid edi

first_imgSource = Australian Museum Australian Museum’s Jurassic Lounge returns for Sci-Fi Vivid editionThe future is bright at the Australian Museum (AM) with the return of the Jurassic Lounge after-hours party for adults on Saturday 16 June, 2018.   Jurassic Lounge: 2099, will transform the AM into the ultimate space-age playground with an ultra-futuristic line-up of music, performances, interactive games and pop-up bars.   The special Saturday night program features DJ beats, virtual-reality experiences, sci-fi storytelling, a silent disco, giant dance lessons and an interactive wormhole installation through time and space.   Jurassic Lounge: 2099 is produced in conjunction with Vivid Sydney and the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming expo.  Sci-fi fans will also enjoy an exclusive after-hours performance among the priceless treasures in the AM’s permanent galleries, which showcase scientific specimens and cultural objects.   Jurassic Lounge brings the nation’s first museum to life after-hours for lovers of sci-fi, live music and good food and drinks.   Australian Museum Director and CEO Kim McKay AO said Jurassic Lounge: 2099 offers visitors a great opportunity to see the museum in a different and futuristic light.   “Jurassic Lounge will teleport the Australian Museum to the year 2099. As well as having great fun, it’s an opportunity to understand about the challenges facing our planet this century and to spend a Saturday night exploring Australia’s first museum in a futuristic way,” she said.  Jurassic Lounge: 2099 features:  * Mz Rizk DJ: Party like it’s 2099 with one of Australia’s most innovative tune spinners. * Travis De Vries – storytelling in the land of the nightfall: Be lured into the Shaman’s cave and hear stories from the great sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, re-configured and retold by artist and theatre-maker, Travis De Vries. * Silent Disco: Light up the dance floor with wireless headsets and dance in complete silence while two DJs battle it out for your allegiance. * Upcycled Plastic Craft: The future is made of plastic that people today leave behind. Turn plastic junk into wearable funk with artist Jane Gillings. * Wormhole: Take a journey through time and space with this interactive wormhole installation. Where and when will you emerge? * Best-dressed competition: What will you be wearing at the dawn of the 22nd century?What: Jurassic Lounge: 2099; When: 7pm – 10.30pm, Saturday 16th June Where: Australian Museum – 1 William Street, Sydney  Tickets: Ages 18+ only – $25 pre-booked; $30 on the door (subject to availability)  Bookings:  https://australianmuseum.net.au/landing/jurassic-lounge/last_img read more

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