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first_imgcenter column 2 Pasadena Museum of California Art to Participate in PST:LA/LA with Cuban Film Posters Exhibition From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 12:03 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Left: Lisandro Trepeu, Singin’ in the Rain, 2009. Silkscreen, 29 15/16 x 20 1/16 inches. Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC). Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Right: Antonio Reboiro, Moby Dick, 1968. Silkscreen, 29 15/16 x 20 1/16 inches. Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC). Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political GraphicsThe Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is proud to announce that Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, the Museum’s 2017 exhibition, has been selected as a partner in the Getty-led initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Co-organized by the PMCA in partnership with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), Hollywood in Havana assembles Cuban posters advertising Hollywood films as well as promoting Cuban films about the U.S. from the 1960s to 2012. With astonishing design, stylistic diversity, and artistic skill, these posters helped create visual literacy among the Cuban population in the decades following the Cuban revolution.On view August 20, 2017-January 7, 2018, Hollywood in Havana is curated by Carol A. Wells, CSPG’s founder and Executive Director, and includes a selection of approximately 40 screenprints from their permanent collection. Produced by the Instituto Cubano del Arte Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC) or the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, the posters were part of the Cuban government’s initiative to develop cultural awareness in the public after the revolutionary triumph that overthrew the dictatorship of Fulgenico Batista in 1959.Poster designers working during the early years of the Revolution had few material resources and operated in an almost artisanal manner, using the silkscreen technique. While the limited resources imposed by the embargo inspired many of the design decisions, revolutionary ideals can also be cited as source material. Posters created for Cuban audiences to promote iconic U.S. films, such as Modern Times, Singin’ in the Rain, Cabaret, Schindler’s List, and Silence of the Lambs, are in striking contrast to the vast majority of Hollywood film posters, which formulaically feature faces of the movies’ stars. ICAIC posters employ creativity and free expression as well as a variety of art styles, including Art Nouveau, Abstract, Pop, and Op. Prized throughout the world for their beauty and uniqueness, the screenprints demonstrate how design and visual imagery in film posters enable them to endure as works of art, independent of the films they represent.During a time when momentous changes are underway for Cuban-American relations, Hollywood in Havana contributes to the dialogue between the two countries. The exhibition also enables the PMCA and CSPG to contribute to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s efforts to survey the connections between Los Angeles and Latin America and the vital and vibrant traditions that shape the city. By presenting Cuban film art to regional publics in the film capital of the world, the exhibition encourages viewers to consider the power of film posters. The exhibition showcases how art, entertainment, and politics intersect to influence and reflect daily life.Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films is co-organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art in partnership with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) and is curated by CSPG Executive Director Carol Wells. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. Community News Subscribe Top of the News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. 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first_img Authorities View post tag: Lanka View post tag: Sri November 7, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today The Netherlands Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Navy Commander Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Louis W.M. Piet called on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters on 05th November 2012.They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interests and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 7, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ambassador View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Netherlands View post tag: visits The Netherlands Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Navy Commander Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img Every plastic bag not purchased is one which will not end up in our sea, damaging habitats or harming marine life. Since efforts from across Europe came into effect, including the UK’s 5p charge, we have observed a sharp decline in the percentage of plastic bags captured by fishing nets on our trawl surveys of the seafloor around the UK as compared to 2010. It is encouraging to see the efforts to reduce plastic bag usage by all of society, whether the public, industry, NGOs or government. These figures show that by working together we can tackle the marine litter problem by reducing, reusing and recycling. The seven biggest retailers in the UK are Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose. The figure that plastic in the sea is set to treble is taken from the Future of the Sea report. The statistic that there has been an estimated 50% reduction in plastic bag marine litter since the 5p plastic bag charge was introduced in 2015 is from Cefas’s Below the Surface report. Plastic bags have a significant impact on the environment. Government scientists believe plastic in the sea is set to treble in a decade unless marine litter is curbed – with one million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals dying every year from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste.A recent study by Cefas revealed since the 5p charge on plastic bags was introduced, which has taken over 9 billion plastic bags out of circulation, there has been an estimated 50% reduction in plastic bag marine litter.Thomas Maes, Marine Litter Scientist at Cefas said: The UK continues to be a global leader in protecting our seas, oceans and marine life. The Government has recently announced a range of measures to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste including a world-leading ban on microbeads and proposals to extend the 5p plastic bag charge and explore plastic free aisles in supermarkets.Earlier this year we announced our intention to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, plans for a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates of drinks bottles and cans, and launched a call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to address single-use plastic waste.Today’s figures also reveal that for 2017/18 5p plastic bag sales contributed nearly £60m toward charities and other good causes.Backgroundcenter_img These figures demonstrate the collective impact we can make to help the environment by making simple changes to our daily routines. We want businesses to continue to look at what they can do to help improve our environment to leave it in a better state than we found it. It is only by working together we will reverse the rising tide of plastic waste finding its way into our rivers, seas and oceans and the catastrophic impact this is having on our marine environment. Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment.New figures reveal customers of the country’s biggest supermarkets bought nearly a quarter fewer plastic bags last year compared to 2016/17 – a decrease of nearly 300 million bags.This is equivalent to just 19 bags per person in England, compared to 140 bags since the government introduced a 5p charge in 2015 – a dramatic reduction of 86%.Welcoming today’s figures, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said:last_img read more


first_imgScientists might be one step closer to reducing the symptoms of chronic pain and injury thanks to groundbreaking research by USC Professor David McKemy and his research team, who identified and shut off the network of neurons that control cool temperature sensations.Heat wave · Professor David McKemy and his research team found the network of neurons that controls cold temperature sensations. – Courtesy of David McKemyMcKemy, an associate professor of neurobiology at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, worked alongside a team of graduate and undergraduate students. Through their research, they were able to identify a previously unknown sensory neuron named TRPM8, which is specifically able to sense cold. They then proceeded with a study to eliminate the neuron from the cells and observed how the mice in their study would be affected in the neuron’s absence.“We thought if these neurons really do sense cold, what happens if we get rid of them in a mouse model?” McKemy said.After three years of research, McKemy and his team were able to successfully remove the neurons from the cells, something that made the laboratory mice incapable of feeling cold but still able to feel heat and touch.“That was really the surprise for us,” McKemy said. “We didn’t know these neurons were so specific to cold sensation and not to the sensation of heat and touch.”The study has narrowed down which cells are involved in detecting cold, which greatly impacts the way in which scientists understand and can potentially respond to the sensation of pain.McKemy’s research might be applied in the future to help reduce the symptoms of injuries and chronic pain, since injuries have increased sensitivity to sensory stimuli such as temperature and force. Chronic pain conditions are associated with cold stimuli; Thus, if TRPM8 neurons in cells of subjects enduring chronic pain or injuries were turned off in the same way as the cells in his mice study, symptoms of pain could potentially be alleviated.“We have some interesting routes which can be taken to either relieve pain or block it from ever happening,” McKemy said.last_img read more


first_imgSandals Resorts International has made an upfront purchase of more than J$3 million worth of Irish potato seeds, which have been handed over to local Jamaican farmers.Chairman of the Tourism Linkage Council, Adam Stewart, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sandals, in recognizing the link between tourism and agriculture, noted that this equates to 1,300 bags, capable of planting 40 to 50 acres and expected to yield 700,000 lbs of potatoes.“These can be stored for up to one year. Five farmers will benefit in this initial phase, but this figure will grow as the program evolves to include other items of produce,” he said, while addressing a recent press conference.“The initial outlay of funds is a win-win investment with payback of the initial sum from the farmers to Sandals set to commence in instalments after the first reaping, estimated to be 10 to15 weeks from planting,” he said.PM calls for tourism, agricultural partnershipThe Sandals initiative comes against the backdrop of a call by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on March 7 at the official opening ceremony of the 35th Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in the western parish of St. James, regarding the strengthening of the partnership between tourism and agriculture.“This Government recognizes the importance of leveraging partnerships to achieve growth and development. There are important investment roles for both the public and private sectors to help transform our agricultural sector to one that is competitive, to alleviate food security risks, and for overall increased contribution to economic development,” Holness said.“As we seek to modernize our food-production processes to address hunger and malnutrition, to promote rural development, and to be climate resilient for greater and lasting impact, the power of partnerships is a necessity,” the Prime Minister added.Sandals to use only locally produced potatosMeanwhile, Stewart said the farmers will be the sole providers of Irish potatoes to the entire Sandals group, which comprise 11 resorts in Jamaica.This, he added, will further reduce the resort company’s import bill and create direct added revenue and market for “our local farming community and, ultimately, a boost to the local economy”.“The main aim is for Sandals to be 100 per cent supplied with Jamaica-grown Irish potato, with no further reason to import. This is a long-term sustainable program,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgLOS ANGELES >> There’s a difference between an excuse and an explanation. Logan Forsythe won’t make any of the first.But he does acknowledge that the toe and hamstring injuries that hit him early in his first season with the Dodgers might explain why he was sporting a .190 average in mid-June.“I don’t like using that,” Forsythe said. “But I think it might have contributed a little bit. It got me a little mechanically out of sync and in the wrong spot. I think when I first came back, that kind of mechanical issue affected my timing and when I fixed that mechanical issue then the timing was off. It finally came together. I don’t want to go into it (the injury) too much. It’s part of the game.”Forsythe suffered a hairline fracture in the big toe on his right foot April 18. He missed 30 games after a hamstring injury he had been nursing flared up and a rehab assignment had to be aborted. Batting .286 when the injury occurred, Forsythe was just 7 for 61 (.115) in his first 20 games after returning from the DL. Star breakDodgers manager Dave Roberts reiterated that left-hander Clayton Kershaw will make his scheduled start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Pitchers who start the final game before the All-Star break are ineligible to pitch in the exhibition game two days later.“We talked to Clayton and he’s made it very clear that his priority is the Dodgers,” Roberts said.That is not necessarily a bad thing – on two fronts.Of the six starting pitchers named to the National League All-Star team, Kershaw is the only one scheduled to start on Sunday – and the only one likely to create an opening for Alex Wood to be named to the team as a replacement.And not pitching in the game would make the All-Star break an actual break for Kershaw. The left-hander figures to reach the break with about 130 innings pitched. That would be his highest total since 2013.“We all try to think about creating opportunities for rest and managing things which I think we, as an organization, are very good at,” Roberts said. “But we don’t take for granted those rare opportunities (like the All-Star Game) for players.”Roberts said Kershaw would “probably not” start the first game after the All-Star break, giving him extra rest before starting the second half. The Dodgers open the second half with a three-game series in Miami.ALSOThe matchups for next week’s Home Run Derby were announced. Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger is the No. 3 seed behind Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Bellinger will be matched up against Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon in the first round Monday. …The Dodgers will give away Dave Roberts bobbleheads at Thursday’s game. Roberts said he was also scheduled to be the subject of a bobblehead night in August of 2004 – but he was traded by the Dodgers to the Boston Red Sox in July. “They all went to Goodwill,” Roberts joked. “Either that or they made them into a Jayson Werth bobblehead … went a couple shades darker and had Milton Bradley Bobblehead Night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “You beat yourself up, yeah,” Forsythe said. “But I’ve been at it long enough and I’ve flirted with .200 a couple times before. Everybody does.”Forsythe attacked the slump in his usual fashion. He went to work.“When I got in a funk, we started grinding and found a couple things and once we found a couple things the work was there and the swing was there and it finally transitioned into the game,” he said. “I think the timing was one thing that got better. The swing got better connected and synced up. The lower body and the hands started working together and it just transitioned into the game.”Between June 16 and Wednesday, Forsythe went 20 for 57 (.351) with a .924 OPS, including back-to-back four-hit games in San Diego last weekend. His season average gained 57 points in that time (from .190 to .247).“It’s more of a feel for me,” he said. “It’s nothing where I could say I put my hands up higher or I got into my legs more. Some hitters when you find the feel it’s your feel. It’s kind of hard to explain. I do think my hands are in a better position. They’re more direct to the ball right now and I think that has to do with me getting my legs the right way. That’s been a big key so far.”last_img read more


first_img15 August 2007South Africa will only consider culling its elephants as a last resort, after either translocation or contraception, says the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.The department’s chief director, Leseho Sello, was briefing a parliamentary committee on environmental affairs and tourism this week on managing the country’s vast elephant populationSello said Environment and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk had instructed that culling only be considered as a last resort, while noting that massive local and international pressure from animal welfare groups and others made culling a very unattractive option.The culling of these huge but gentle beasts is a delicate and extremely emotional issue for many people, she said.South Africa is developing a strategy to deal with the increasing numbers of elephants in the country, which presents a threat to the sustainability of the environment they inhabit.Sello was unable to provide the committee with actual figures of elephant populations, or the number of elephants the Kruger National Park could handle, but one Member of Parliament said “anecdotal evidence” pointed to a population in excess of 6 000.Sello said reports indicate that the large numbers of elephants in areas like the Kruger National Park could harm the environment to such a point where large sections of the park could become completely barren.This would reduce the animals’ own food sources and ultimately result in a situation where the growth of the population could then threaten their survival.She added that neighbouring countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania were facing similar problems.Anti-culling lobbyistsSello told the committee that lobbyists had sent many petitions against elephant culling to Van Schalkwyk, with some even threatening to organise tourist boycotts should the government resort to culling to reduce elephant populations.Given that tourism is a major contributor to South Africa’s economy, and with eco-tourism being one of the fastest growing areas in the sector, such actions would be undesirable.“It is not wise to fix one problem and thereby create an even bigger one,” Sello said, adding that a moratorium on culling had been in place since the mid-1990s.However, she said one could not conserve elephants at the cost of all other species.TranslocationTranslocation of the animals remained a key option but was also one that needed to be handled sensitively, because the social nature of elephants meant that entire herds would need to be moved to single destinations, making it an expensive option.While many of South Africa’s neighbouring countries also have large populations, the committee pointed out that countries emerging from recent wars had radically reduced animal populations and that they could benefit from such translocations.Such countries include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique, with the latter already being a recipient of several elephants.Sello added that other countries, such as Tunisia, were continually approaching the ministry asking for animals.She said that once the department had finalised its strategy, it would need to be applied uniformly across the country, and that both government-funded parks and private game farms with elephants, most of whom are represented by the Elephant Management Owner’s Association, would need to abide by the regulations.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


first_img12 December 2011 South Africa had on several occasions appealed to China to halt the execution of Janice Linden, a South African woman convicted of smuggling drugs. On Monday morning, South Africans woke up to the news that Janice Bronwyn Linden was being executed in China. The 37-year-old woman from KwaZulu-Natal was arrested in November 2008 after being found in possession of 3kg of methamphetamines when she arrived in Guangzhou. International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said the South African authorities had been in constant contact with the Chinese on Linden’s sentence, appealing for her execution to be halted. “We have tried at the level of the ambassador in Beijing, up to the level of government, to try to appeal to the authorities in China to commute or convert the sentence from a death penalty to a jail term, especially given what our Constitution says about the death penalty,” Monyela said on Monday. “Unfortunately, all our terms were unsuccessful.” Monyela told E-News channel in an interview that they had even pleaded with the Chinese delegation on the sidelines of the UN climate summit (COP 17) held in Durban over the last two weeks, but this had not yielded any positive results. “We are disappointed in this morning’s execution,” said Monyela. According to Chinese practice, Linden would not have been told of her execution until this morning (Chinese time). Media reports suggested that two of her sisters were in China and had been allowed an hour with her before she was put to death by lethal injection. Monyela said the department would continue providing consular services to her family. Although it is not known how many people are executed in China annually, because the information is classified as a “national secret”, Linden is the first South African to be executed in China, and human rights groups say thousands still face capital punishment in that country. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


first_imgThe Dubai-based Lulu International Group (LIG) has become the first overseas company to engage with the J&K government to purchase horticulture and agriculture produce, including apples, in bulk from the State since the revocation of its special status on August 5.A delegation of the company met Farooq Khan, Adviser to Governor Satya Pal Malik, last week to discuss the plan. An official said the delegation had discussed “elaborate plans” of marketing the producte with Agriculture and Horticulture Secretary Manzoor Ahmad Lone.Mr. Khan offered the group access to the markets of saffron, honey and heirloom rice varieties, an official said.Yusuff Ali M.A., Lulu Group chairman and prominent NRI businessman, said 200 tonnes of produce was the first consignment being shipped outside Jammu and Kashmir.last_img read more