Sevens Players hit the Surf on Gold Coast

first_img (L-R) Peter Tiberio, Jean Baptiste Gobelet, Jesse Parahi at Surfers Paradise beach ahead of the Sevens World Series Two days before the kick-off of the HSBC Sevens World Series 2011/12 at the Gold Coast Sevens, players from defending Series champions New Zealand, tournament hosts Australia and fellow challengers USA and France took to the surf in the first ‘Sevens: Around the World’ challenge.Solomon King (NZ), Jesse Parahi (AUS), Jean-Baptiste Gobelet (FRA) and Peter Tiberio (USA) teamed up for a lesson before taking to the waves on the stunning Gold Coast. GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 23: In this handout image provided by HSBC, (L-R) Peter Tiberio of USA, Jean Baptiste Gobelet of France and Jesse Parahi of Australia walk with surfboards at Surfers Paradise beach ahead of the IRB HSBC Sevens World Series on November 23, 2011 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Getty Images for HSBC). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Over the coming season players from all the Sevens teams participating on the World Series will be given the chance to take part in the ‘Sevens: Around the World’ challenges in the lead-up to the nine rounds.Watch the Videolast_img read more

Saints and sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgExeter are going great guns but this is one habit they need to break.On a plate: JJ Hanrahan scores for Saints at ExeterFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Thank you and good night: Nick Evans thanks Quins fans after his final home Premiership game (Getty) TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THE SAINTSEvans aboveHarlequins fly-half Nick Evans got the weekend off to a cracking start with an immaculate performance in his farewell to the Twickenham Stoop. Watched by his wife Sally and his globe-crossing parents, he kicked 22 points as Harlequins swatted Wasps 32-13.Evans should be on everyone’s list of favourite players. At 36, he’s lost the pace that once made him the quickest guy in any team he cared to play for, but he remains an unflappable guiding hand at the tiller.Lady luck was smiling on him when he threw a pass that was nearly intercepted by Kurtley Beale. Instead, it reached Chris Robshaw and the flanker skilfully put Tim Visser over for a try that changed the momentum just after half-time.Doing a runner: Nick Evans steps on the gas during Quins’ Premiership win against Wasps (Getty)Dan Carter’s presence meant Evans never had the Test career he deserved – he started only seven games for the All Blacks, out of 16 caps – but he stands on the highest plinth in the Quins pantheon.In his 207 senior appearances for the club since pitching up in 2008, he has scored 2,239 points – having overtaken Bob Hiller’s club record as long ago as 2013.“The word legend is overused but Nick is a legend at Harlequins,” said Quins’ director of rugby John Kingston. “He looked like he could have played until midnight.”Singing the praisesAcross the country other luminaries were gracing their home ground for the final time. Kelly Brown and Neil de Kock brought the curtain down on magnificent Saracens careers, ex-Scotland captain Brown singing Bon Jovi to the crowd at Allianz Park after Sarries came from behind to beat Bristol 27-9.“Kelly is one of the most selfless people you’ll ever meet, always putting the team first,” said DoR Mark McCall. “His decency and humility have always shone through in his time here.“Neil will be remembered as one of the true greats. His contribution over 11 years is hard to put into words.”Loyal servant: Saracens flanker Kelly Brown leaves the Allianz Park field for the last time (Getty)Army manoeuvresBrown’s duties in Hendon meant he was unable to be at Twickenham for the 100th edition of the Army-Navy match. The Royal Navy team he helps coach went down 29-20 as the British Army regained the title they last won in 2014.The Navy at least had the satisfaction of stopping Semesa Rokoduguni from crossing their try-line after the England wing had notched ten tries against them in his five previous meetings.Rokoduguni, a tank driver with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, turned provider in his less familiar full-back role and how wonderful that Bath DoR Todd Blackadder happily released him for both the Army’s Inter-Service Championship matches after the less helpful approach of his predecessor at Bath.Military precision: The Army win a lineout during their Babcock Trophy win at Twickenham (Getty)A blizzard of bonus pointsThere was a spot of confusion about this stat but Exeter have now taken the maximum 40 points possible from their last seven Premiership matches – a feat no club has achieved before.Not since drawing 13-13 at Saracens on 7 January have they failed to bag the full haul, since when they have scored 35, 48, 36, 34, 30, 38, 39 and 36 points – a remarkable sequence.Jack Nowell scored one of the Chiefs’ six tries in the 36-12 defeat of Northampton at Sandy Park and was hailed by Dave Flatman as “the best player on the field by about 500 miles. Chris Ashton used to be the yardstick for work-rate off the wing but Jack Nowell now takes that prize. He looked like a starting Lion all day long”.Running riot: Ian Whitten on his way to one of Exeter’s half-dozen tries against Northampton (Getty)The wisdom of ToddTaulupe Faletau was another who did no harm to his Lions Test chances, scoring a hat-trick and winning Man of the Match as Bath clobbered Gloucester 44-20.Todd Blackadder’s sanity had been questioned after he omitted George Ford and Jonathan Joseph from the Bath line-up, but the New Zealander got it spot on. Rhys Priestland and Max Clark played their parts perfectly and Bath set up a tantalizing final weekend.Good call: Todd Blackadder’s decision to leave out two England stars paid dividends (Getty)The relegation issue is decided but elsewhere there is intrigue everywhere you look. The top three are separated by only two points so third-placed Saracens could claim a home semi-final if they win at leaders Wasps.Second-placed Exeter travel to a Gloucester team still in the hunt for seventh spot, which would qualify them for the Champions Cup qualifying play-offs should they not secure their involvement by winning the Challenge Cup. Northampton, lying seventh, can leapfrog Harlequins above them by beating the Londoners at Franklin’s Gardens this weekend.Bath, trailing fourth-placed Leicester by four points, retain hopes of reaching the semi-finals but will need the results of the Sale-Bath and Worcester-Leicester games to swing improbably in their favour.What are you doing at 4pm on Saturday? It’s going to be a hell of a finish to the regular season.Top four sortedThe Guinness Pro12 is a simpler affair. The Ospreys’ 24-10 win over Ulster, coupled with the Scarlets’ scintillating 30-8 success at Connacht, means that barring a miracle Wales will have two teams in the semi-finals for the first time.Play-offs here we come: Jonathan Davies makes a flying tackle during Scarlets’ win in Galway (Inpho)Ulster trail the Ospreys by five points and cannot overhaul them on number of wins, so would have to rein in a points difference of 73 to squeeze into the top four. Sport is unpredictable but not that unpredictable.Cardiff Blues and Connacht look set to enter the play-off system, the Blues playing an English club and Connacht facing a French club on 19-21 May. The victors will meet on 26-28 May to see who gets the final spot in next season’s Champions Cup.THE SINNERSMatu’u case under scrutinySome people are rather hasty in leaping on the concussion bandwagon but, as BT Sport commentator Alastair Eykyn said at the time, the actions surrounding Moto Matu’u’s involvement at Bath didn’t look right.Gloucester’s replacement hooker collided with Taulupe Faletau and looked like he’d been knocked out as he fell to the ground. Even if we were mistaken in that, the mere suspicion of unconsciousness is enough to demand a player’s immediate withdrawal from the field.Centre of controversy: Gloucester’s Motu Matu’u, seen here v Quins, was in the news at Bath (Getty)Instead, Matu’u eventually got up and made his way to a lineout on the opposite side of the pitch – having set off in the wrong direction – before taking his leave a minute later, presumably after someone on the sidelines had seen footage of the incident.He should never have played on but it was quickly rectified. We assumed his match was done but no, ten minutes later he was back on having passed his Head Injury Assessment. Asked to explain that decision, Gloucester DoR David Humphreys said Motu’u had a stinger and then passed the standard HIA protocol, so returned.The oft-cited message ‘If in doubt, sit them out’ would have been worth adhering to in this instance.Stormer hard done by“Dead-set the most ludicrous thing I’ve seen in a game.” That’s how Kiwi commentator Scotty Stevenson described a decision by Glen Jackson in the Highlanders v Stormers Super Rugby match.It occurred after Highlanders loose forward Gareth Evans landed heavily at a lineout. A replay showed that he fell on Stormers prop Oli Kebble, who put out an arm to protect himself. He was yellow-carded.It wasn’t a game changer – the score was 7-7 but Highlanders ran out easy 57-14 winners – but it was a weird decision.“Okay, I’m not perfect!” Top referee Glen Jackson during the Highlanders-Stormers game (Getty)Passing giftsInterception tries are an occupational hazard – but rather more so at Exeter Chiefs.The pass by Ollie Devoto that JJ Hanrahan plucked out of the air for Northampton’s early try on Saturday was the latest in a long line of interception scores conceded by the Chiefs.Devoto had committed the same sin at Harlequins when Nick Evans latched on to his loose pass and the week before, Bristol’s Will Hurrell had capitalized on a gift from Henry Slade.Denny Solomona was the beneficiary when Stuart Townsend’s pass failed to find its mark against Sale while the Matt Jess pass that Leicester’s Tom Brady intercepted proved particularly costly because Chiefs ended up losing the Anglo-Welsh Cup final by just four points. Nick Evans gets the Stoop rocking as the goodbyes begin, the good and bad of Exeter Chiefs and why Bath DoR Todd Blackadder can afford to look smug last_img read more

The François-René Project / Architecture Open Form + Maître C…

first_img Photographs 2015 Housing CopyHousing•Montréal, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783406/the-francois-rene-project-architecture-open-form-plus-maitre-carre Clipboard Chavi Linda Fillion Design Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783406/the-francois-rene-project-architecture-open-form-plus-maitre-carre Clipboard The François-René Project / Architecture Open Form + Maître CarréSave this projectSaveThe François-René Project / Architecture Open Form + Maître Carré AMCC Inc. The François-René Project / Architecture Open Form + Maître Carré Year:  Contractor: Architects: Architecture Open Form, Maître Carré Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Adrien Williams Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Interior Design: Canada “COPY” Developer:Maître CarréEngineer:Les Consultants LGLCost Of Units:From CAD$395,000 for the condos and $610,000 for the townhouses.Principal Architect:Maurice MartelCity:MontréalCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The François-René project, on Châteaubriand Avenue in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, boasts six exceptional, thoroughly contemporary residences. Montreal is in the midst of a condo boom, and developer Maître Carré has taken on the mission of bringing a creative and sustainable breath of fresh air to the industry.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe project is set amidst a traditional streetscape of attached duplexes and triplexes. Standard zoning for the area would have allowed for two new triplexes. Maître Carré and Architecture Open Form broke away from that constraint and proposed a bold new solution. The result: three two-story townhouses with basements, topped by three condominiums each with a mezzanine and rooftop patio.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsUrban comfort and a healthy environment. This multi-unit residential project meets the highest standards of construction quality and sustainability, giving young families a healthy and pleasant environment in the heart of the city.Save this picture!Main floor planEchoing the comfort of the suburban single-family home, each townhouse has a basement, a yard with a wooden deck and a lawn, shed and private parking space, all desirable but rare features in city homes. The units are also fully wired for an optional electric-vehicle charging station. Many steps were also taken to optimize energy efficiency and sustainability, so that the dwellings have Novoclimat 2.0 certification, indicating compliance with a high government-set standard.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsTo improve the comfort of each home while reducing energy costs, Maître Carré chose natural gas for appliances and heating, making the François-René the first Novoclimat 2.0-certified development to use that fuel.Save this picture!Second floor planBuilding a personalityUnlike today’s repetitive residential developments, often built on a tight budget, the François-René project was a playground for people with a deep passion for contemporary architecture, where creativity and originality were allowed plenty of room to flourish. Several exterior and interior details are custom-made, benefiting from an architectural approach and level of consideration usually reserved for single-family homes.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe façade reveals a strong desire to instil a contemporary character through the design of the brickwork and stairs. These two architectural elements succeeded in establishing their own personality, giving the project its unique character while complying with strict regulations designed to ensure consistency with Montreal’s built heritage.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsOpenness and privacyThe German-made triple-glazed windows provide both sonic and thermal insulation. While outside noise is not welcome inside, natural light is the guest of honour. The large, generous windows have a variety of shapes and are designed to optimize the amount of natural light that enters, enhancing the occupants’ well being. Sunken fences run the entire width of the building’s front and back, to give the basements a feeling of openness.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsCondominium life generally comes with a sense of closeness and the sharing of common spaces. Not in the François-René project. Special attention was given to privacy, private property and the feeling of being at home. Each of the six units has its own entrance; there are no shared entryways. Each unit has its own deck or patio, separated by a wood wall. While the townhouse yards border on the back alley, the condominium patios are thoughtfully placed on the street side, giving each level its own private outdoor space.via v2com.Project gallerySee allShow lessMoon Hoon’s Wind House Saves the Citizens of Jeju in this Epic Fantasy VideoVideosExhibition: Architectural Master Drawings from the Albertina CollectionExhibitionProject locationAddress:6547 Avenue de Chateaubriand, Montréal, QC H2S 2N6, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeArchitecture Open FormOfficeFollowMaître CarréOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMontréalMontrealCanadaPublished on March 13, 2016Cite: “The François-René Project / Architecture Open Form + Maître Carré” 13 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Create!: A Toolkit for Creative Problem-solving in the Not-for-Profit Sector

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News Create!: A Toolkit for Creative Problem-solving in the Not-for-Profit Sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Spread Marxism, build the party

first_imgWORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCEExcerpts from the talk given by Fred Goldstein at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. DunkelThis is a very difficult period for the working class and the oppressed. But this difficult period also offers great potential and opportunity for revolutionaries. I think it is safe to say that the capitalist system in all its aspects has not been so visibly rotten and so universally harmful to the workers since the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s.Every day you read about new casualties of the profit system. In Detroit tens of thousands of people are without water because the city is using the treasury to pay off bondholders instead of guaranteeing water service.I read about a young woman worker and mother, Maria Hernandez, who was accidentally asphyxiated in her car. She was working three jobs at Dunkin Donuts in New Jersey. She had to drive from Newark to Harrison to Linden every day just to make ends meet. She never had a real night’s sleep and she died in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot when she dozed off between two of her three jobs. Her situation is common.The bosses have taken technology to new depths. Mary Bolender was at home in Las Vegas when her 10-year-old had an asthma attack with a 103 fever. She jumped in her Chrysler van and it would not start. Why? An auto-lease firm in Mesa, Ariz., had shut her car down by remote access because she was three days behind in her payments.Such examples are not unusual. They represent the life of the working class.Racist police brutality and killings are at epidemic levels. Ferguson is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Mass incarceration, closing of women’s health care clinics, summary deportation of millions of immigrants, not to speak of the disastrous climate change brought on by the fossil fuel industry — you name it.Why bring all this up? It is not new. We have written about and participated in protesting virtually all of these injustices. The reason to bring it up is that all the evils and injustice engulfing the workers are caused by the system of capitalist exploitation, the irresistible lust for profit, the global search that lies deep within the system. And it is easy to show it.We communists know it. And we also know that the only way out for the workers is to destroy capitalism and establish socialism — a system based on planned production for human need and not for profit. But our knowing it is not worth much if the workers do not know it. And this lack of knowledge is a great danger. It is as dangerous as the capitalist crisis itself.I want us to ask ourselves: What is the most important thing that we can do, given our size, given the state of capitalist crisis and the great difficulties that the workers are going through? Given the circumstances and our limited resources, what is the most important contribution we can make to the working-class struggle, now and in the future?Multiply the ranks of WWPThe answer in my opinion is to grow the party. To multiply the ranks of Marxist, communist revolutionaries who are clear about the path forward, who are clear that the liberation of the working class and the oppressed from the nightmare of capitalism lies in the class struggle, which must end up in the establishment of socialism.However, we will never find those future cadre, those future fighters, if they don’t know we are here and if they don’t know what we stand for.So we must expose capitalism and promote socialism whenever and wherever we can. Since we are already a struggle party, since we gravitate to all resistance movements, we have the activity side covered. It’s the ideological war that must be strengthened. This must be done thoughtfully, artfully and sensitively, but it must be done.Since the collapse of the USSR and Eastern Europe, there has been a global retreat of Marxism, an adaptation to the ideological supremacy of the ruling class. Discussion of the contradictions of capitalism and the need for socialist revolution has been largely confined to the meeting halls and publications of a limited number of small groups.It is completely counterproductive to the aims of revolutionaries to withhold Marxist knowledge from the workers in struggle, those who are suffering at the hands of parasitic, predatory corporate bosses and financial sharks at this moment in the history of decadent capitalism — when it is more openly hostile to the interests of the workers and oppressed in every sphere of life.And in this struggle there are many misguided analyses and many opponents who will advocate everything from workers’ cooperatives to local self-sufficiency to democratizing capitalism, etc.But we know that there is no third way beyond socialist revolution. If you want to build a new society, it must be built not in the mind, not on the pages of utopian schemers, but on the existing social and economic foundation. And capitalism has laid the foundation for socialism. The revolution just sets that foundation free from the constraints of capital, from its use as a profit-making system, and allows it to be used by the workers for their own well-being.The foundation for socialism is an economic structure that can create enough for everybody. Why is that important? Because socialism is a society based upon good human relations. And the most important thing to promote good relations between people is to see that everyone has what they need to live and does not have to find personal security by getting rich at someone else’s expense.In a millionaire’s home, no one fights over food. Why? Because there is an abundance of food there. Tension over food only prevails in poor households where the supply is limited. If someone takes too much, someone else suffers.That goes for society, too. It was the genius of Karl Marx that in the middle of the 19th century he was able to see that capitalism — and its profit motive — contained within it a never-ending drive to increase the productivity of labor. And that this drive would end up in the capacity to create abundance — enough for everyone. But he also saw that this capacity to create enough for everyone would, under capitalism, always be used for further enslavement and accumulation of profit.And that is where we are today.This advanced economic foundation, which could materially support the production of abundance and leisure time, is being used by capital to create mass poverty. Under capitalism you cannot live if you cannot sell your labor to some boss.Under socialism, there are no capitalists, no bosses, no capitalist wage slavery. But under capitalism, as technology makes workers more productive, the tendency to overproduction increases. If goods or services cannot be sold at a profit, then the bosses have less need for labor.Under socialism, that contradiction is broken. Workers will be the collective owners of the economy. Production, services, the availability of culture and sports, and many other features of life will be planned according to the needs of the people. Capitalism has created supercomputers and networking that will make it possible to discover people’s needs and to translate that into economic life — and that also includes ensuring the universal availability of art, music, theater, poetry and all cultural forms. And the workers will have the leisure time to enjoy them.On the USSRBut in order to promote socialism, a word must be said about the USSR. This is a subject for hours of presentation and discussion. I will only say this:The moment you embark upon a discussion of socialism, you don’t have to wait long for questions about how socialism failed and the Soviet Union showed it.I want to read a quote from Marx from the “Critique of the Gotha Program.” This is probably the single most important work in understanding the problems of socialism.Discussing what would happen after the revolution takes power in an advanced capitalist country such as 19th-century England, Marx wrote:“What we have to deal with here is a communist society, not as it has developed on its own foundations, but, on the contrary, just as it emerges from capitalist society; which is thus in every respect, economically, morally and intellectually, still stamped with the birthmarks of the old society from whose womb it emerges.”Marx was talking here about the difficulties that would have to be overcome by communist society in its early stages, precisely because the prejudices and practices instilled in the generations raised by capitalism would still exist. And the economy and economic organization would have to be transformed.But, as Lenin later said, capitalism first broke at its weakest link — in backward Russia, where capitalism and the capitalist class were weak and the legacy of feudalism in the countryside was strong. The peasantry and much of the working class were largely illiterate and industry was scattered in a few centers that were geared to the West.Every socialist revolution since, whether it was in China, Korea, Vietnam or Cuba, came into existence under even more difficult conditions.Not only was abundance not even remotely possible, but to make matters worse, imperialism never gave any country that aspired to socialism one minute’s peace. It surrounded them, invaded them, blockaded them, and did everything possible to keep socialism from succeeding. This, of course, inevitably created great internal contradictions in the USSR.So socialism did not fail. Every socialist country had to deal with the legacy of capitalism and imperialism in an environment of permanent warfare — economic, political, military, diplomatic and so forth. The successes of the USSR were based on the socialist measures, nationalization of property, planning the economy, guarantees for the workers, etc. The failures were due to the legacy of capitalism, feudalism and imperialist aggression.So anyone who tells you that socialism failed has not studied history and has bought the false line of the bourgeoisie.This much we do know: The foundation for socialism is ripe in the U.S. Our job is to liberate that foundation from the greedy grasp of the capitalist class, destroy its state and set up a socialist society.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Descanso Gardens Debuts New Show “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” in its Sturt Haaga Gallery

first_imgtop box 7 Descanso Gardens Debuts New Show “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” in its Sturt Haaga Gallery March 7 – May 28, 2017 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 11:09 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS What could be more appropriate for an art gallery in a botanic garden at spring time than an enormous bouquet of flowers? Renowned for its annual springtime display of tulips, its abundance of roses in the summer and the camellia blooms of winter, Descanso Gardens will present almost 100 artists’ visions of the flower this spring in its second juried/ invitational show, “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” at the Gardens’ Sturt Haaga Gallery from March 7 – May 28, 2017.Following the first very popular and well-received “Portraits of the Garden” in 2014, “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” will present local and regional artists’ best impressions of that most compelling, mysterious and beautiful phase and form of plant life, the flower. Artists will not only represent the flower in their artwork but also explore the flower’s crucial role in reproduction, species survival and evolutionary change.“Whether it’s the tulips in the spring, the roses in the summer or the camellias in the winter, what people love best to see at Descanso are the flowers!” said David Brown, executive director, Descanso Gardens. “We’re hard-wired to respond to their endless forms, their bright color, and their promise of food. In “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” we’ll have hundreds of artists’ images and interpretation of flowers — a garden of beauty within the walls of the Sturt Haaga Gallery. We are so appreciative of the support of artists from all over California and the West.”Flowers are at the center of an intricate and beautiful web of life that includes pollinators of all kinds (including we humans). The flowering plants appeared relatively recently in the 4-billion-year story of life on Earth. When flowers first began appearing about 175 million years ago, it marked the beginning of an astonishing period of evolutionary diversification in virtually every major family of life.To countless types of organisms, the “flower” means food; to the plants that flower, the flower means reproduction and survival of the species — the most powerful forces of life on earth. The “flower” also means beauty, color, form, fragrance, improbable diversity, abundance and transience. Of all the reasons people cite for visiting a botanical garden, to view and enjoy the flowers is by far the most popular.“Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” seeks a wide variety of artists’ impressions of Descanso Gardens as demonstrated by flowers, buds, pollinators, seeds, the full range of the flowering process,” added Cristeen Martinez, Sturt Haaga Gallery manager. “An open call for entries was published inviting professionals and amateurs as well to contribute to the exhibition in an assortment of media from paintings and photographs to collages and ceramics. We’re very excited about the range of works being presented.”With “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” the hope is to quite literally convert the halls and walls of the Sturt Haaga Gallery into a most extraordinary bouquet of flowers — one large enough for people to physically enter, become immersed in, enjoy, and come to see and appreciate the flowers surrounding them in the garden outside in a whole new way.Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Sturt Haaga Gallery is open during exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Mondays when it is closed. Gallery admission is included in admission to Descanso Gardens: $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger. https://www.descansogardens.org/ Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Man charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Man charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old Pinterest Local NewsCrime By admin – March 19, 2018 Jonathon Michael Lee Lujan Police charged a man after he reportedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl earlier this month.Police were called about an indecent exposure around 7:31 p.m. on March 13 in northeast Odessa, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 16-year-old victim and 27-year-old Jonathon Lujan.Lujan reportedly sexually assaulted the girl, the release detailed, and told officers he knew the victim was 16 years old.Police charged Lujan with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.Jail records show Lujan was taken to the Ector County Detention Center on Sunday and was released the next day on a $25,000 bond. Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 19Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 19 admin Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Derry’s Fleadh bid back on as Ulster Council backs down

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Previous articleSF wants government to scrap proposed property taxes due to price crashNext articleGardai investigate Killygordan house fire News Highland Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Derry’s Fleadh bid back on as Ulster Council backs down Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The has been another twists in Derry’s efforts the host the All Ireland Fleadh next year.Last night the Ulster Council of Comhaltas reversed its decision not to endorse Derry’s bid to host the All Ireland Fleadh.The threat posed by dissident republicans was given as the reason by the Ulster Comhaltas to turn down Derry’s bid to host the All-Ireland Fleadh next year following two bombs in the City last week.There was uproar at the decision with the PSNI also entering the debate stating that security and safety concerns should not prevent the Fleadh taking place in Derry.The UK City of Culture organisers had been pushing to bring the Fleadh to Northern Ireland for the first time ever in 2013.But the UK link to the traditional Irish event had already proved a stumbling block with some members.Today the National Director general of Comhaltas  Labhras O Murchu said there was a meeting last night with the same body who met last Saturday.He confirmed they have reconsidered the decision which was made and an application is set to arrive with the national body today.Derry will now face competition from Ennis and Sligo to host the event  – that decision will be made at the weekend. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – January 25, 2012 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

SC Registry Sets up ‘Video Conferencing Facilitation Rooms’ In Delhi’s Seven District Court Complexes

first_imgTop StoriesSC Registry Sets up ‘Video Conferencing Facilitation Rooms’ In Delhi’s Seven District Court Complexes Sanya Talwar13 Jun 2020 10:12 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Registry has set up Videoconferencing facilitation rooms in designated rooms of seven District Courts across Delhi so as to facilitate VC hearings for Advocates, Parties In Person and Litigants.The circular dated June 13 states,”It is notified for the information of all concerned that in compliance with the directions of Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India, the Registry,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Registry has set up Videoconferencing facilitation rooms in designated rooms of seven District Courts across Delhi so as to facilitate VC hearings for Advocates, Parties In Person and Litigants.The circular dated June 13 states,”It is notified for the information of all concerned that in compliance with the directions of Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India, the Registry, in coordination with the Delhi High Court has set up Supreme Court Video Conferencing Facilitation Rooms [SCI VC Room] in Seven District Courts Complexes of Delhi mentioned below for facilitating learned Advocates and litigants to join hearing of their respective matters listed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Virtual Courts through video conferencing”The circular further stipulates that whoever so wishes to avail this facility for facilitation of hearings in their respective matters, “may send intimation through AOR, 24 hours prior to scheduled hearing on email id [email protected]”.In case of any difficulty, the parties-in-person and litigants, may contact the supreme court videoconferencing helpline number 1881, the Circular states. Click Here To Download Circular Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 13th

first_img Previous articleVisiting restrictions remain in place at LUHNext articleStatus yellow snow/ ice warning issued for Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 13th News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Pinterest Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook By News Highland – December 13, 2019 Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 13th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/13news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Facebooklast_img read more