Shop Class: Context in Madison, Wisconsin

first_img The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. One thing we pride ourselves on at this site is our constant search for all of the good and great around the country, not just in the big cities of NYC and LA. One store that blew our minds is Context based in Madison, Wisconsin.Founded in 2005  by two friends, Ryan Huber and Sam Parker,  who have a mutual love of heavy metal and good looking American made clothes, the store started out  focusing on denim. As Ryan explained, “We are right in the middle of the country and there haven’t been any stores around us specializing in hard to find raw denim. We knew there was a customer for it here because if you live in his area you will drive to find something you want.”Wisely, they decided to open online in 2007 when the menswear online world was just getting going. Through the years, Context has evolved into a full men’s lifestyle shop and is getting noticed around the globe for creating and stocking goods produced in historic American manufacturing plants. They have had a loyal following of guys from 28-35 as well as some 50+. “One client is 71 and a great customer,”Huber told us. But it isn’t just the older clients who are spending, “What blows our minds is how many guys call up and tell us what size Chuck Taylor they wear so we can relate it to a pair of Alden’s. That is a big step up from a $30 pair of sneakers.” One of their specialties is leather products. They are all hand made by artisans in the First Settlement District of Madison, Wisconsin using leather from some of the world’s oldest tanneries. There is a core collection of wallets, belts, card cases and briefcases as well as special items such as the shell cordovan wallet. If you didn’t know, cordovan is horse hide and there has been a serious shortage recently (since fewer and fewer people are eating horse meat!). Regardless, this biker wallet will last a lifetime and look better and better with age. A collab that is sending sparks through the menswear market is the new CXL 113 jacket which Context created with Schott and Horween Tannery.  It’s an ode to the 1928 Perfecto jacket designed by Irving Schott. The natural Chromexel horsehide is hand made at Schott in Union, New Jersey and will last for eons. Look out for some new projects with Alden rolling out later this year. If you aren’t near Madison, peruse the newly launched website that is easy to use and has great interface on all platforms. The boys pride themselves on excellent photography and offering as much information on each product as possible. Carrying lines such as Faherty, Gitman Vintage, Shinola, Strong Suit and Barton Perreira, Context is giving Cheese heads a serious makeover.  Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana last_img read more

ODPEM Hosts Supply Chain Management Workshop

first_imgDeputy Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson, says Jamaica should benefit from its End-to-End Supply Chain Management Workshop, currently under way at its Haining Road office, in Kingston.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Thompson said the main focus of the workshop is around disaster relief chain management.“It looks at how you move goods from one point to persons who are impacted by disasters. So, it looks at the humanitarian relief response. The workshop is geared towards persons in the risk management arena, mainly logisticians, but you do have emergency management personnel being in the workshop and risk management specialists,” Mr. Thompson said.The four-day workshop, which began on Tuesday, January 22, is a collaborative effort of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the ODPEM.It is exploring areas of disaster relief chain management to include logistics planning, distribution, packaging and the monitoring and tracking of relief items after a disaster. The participants will also visit the Kingston port and receive first-hand experience of packaging and distribution logistics.“The training is being delivered as part of CDEMA’s Regional Training Centre Programme, which looks at the needs of our participating states and addresses those needs based on what is being expressed. This series of End-to-End Supply Chain Management Workshops is part of our 2018/19 work plan being rolled out in four subregional focal points. We have representation from three other countries within the Jamaican subregion – Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas,” Workshop presenter and CDEMA’s Communication and Education Specialist, Clive Murray, told JIS News.Subregional focal points (SRFPs) are key elements of the CARICOM regional disaster response system, and Jamaica has lead responsibility for immediate response within its subregion. The four SRFPs of the CDEMA system are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.Along with regional participants, the workshop is also being attended by key players in local disaster response, such as the Parish Disaster Coordinators from municipal corporations, Disaster Coordinators from the ODPEM and representatives from the Jamaica Defence Force and various ministries of government.The World Food Programme, which has been in partnership with CDEMA since 2007 and has provided logistics support and tangible resources, such as portable mobile warehouses and electricity generators, will be donating the food items brought in for the workshop.“We are going to do a mock distribution which means we will be creating a beneficiary list among the participants and handing out food rations based on the size of that family. The food will not be consumed by the participants but donated to a worthy cause chosen by the ODPEM,” said Supply Chain Manager for the World Food Programme in Barbados, Frank Cawkwell, who is also a facilitator at the workshop.In the meantime, Mr. Thompson said the workshop will also look at the country’s disaster response mechanism and “how we fit, from a logistics standpoint, under the CDEMA framework”.last_img read more

New Youth Detention Facility to Open in Cape Breton

first_imgThe new Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility has been established in Gardiner Mines, Cape Breton Co. It is located alongside the existing Cape Breton Correctional Facility and will officially open for use on Monday, Aug. 28. The facility consists of five single cells and will hold youth for a time period of up to 72 hours. When there is a lengthy court appearance, this time line will be extended. Following a conviction, the young person will be transported to the Nova Scotia Youth Centre located in Waterville, Kings Co. “This new facility will allow young people access to appropriate services in a more up-to-date environment,” said Justice Minister Murray Scott. The previous youth detention facility in Cape Breton was located in Glace Bay. -30-last_img read more

N Koreas Kim supervised new weapon test again KCNA

first_imgSeoul: North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises. Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency said that following Friday’s launches, Kim expressed “great satisfaction” over his military’s “mysterious and amazing success rates” in recent testing activity and vowed to build up “invincible military capabilities no one dare provoke.” The report did not mention any specific comment on the United States or South Korea. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The launches were North Korea’s sixth round of tests since late July that revealed developments of a new rocket artillery system and two separate short-range mobile ballistic missile systems that experts say would expand its ability to strike targets throughout South Korea, including US bases there. KCNA did not describe what Friday’s weapons were or how they performed, but it said that the tests were successful and strengthened the military’s confidence in the reliability of the system. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published photos that showed what appeared to be a missile soaring from a launcher installed on a vehicle and striking what appeared to be a coastal target. Kim is seen jubilantly raising his fist while celebrating with military officials. “(Kim) said everyone should remember that it is the (ruling) party’s core plan and unwavering determination to build a powerful force strong enough to discourage any forces from daring to provoke us and to leave any opponent defenceless against our Juche weapons of absolute power even in situations of physical clashes,” the agency said, referring to the North’s national ideology of self-reliance. South Korea’s military said earlier that two projectiles launched from the North’s eastern coast flew about 230 kilometers (143 miles) before landing in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The US and South Korean militaries were analyzing the launches but didn’t immediately say whether the weapons were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery. Experts say President Donald Trump’s repeated downplaying of the North’s launches allowed the country more room to intensify its testing activity and advance its short-range weaponry while it seeks to build leverage ahead of nuclear negotiations with Washington, which could resume after the end of ongoing allied military drills later this month. The US envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will visit Japan and South Korea early next week for talks on how to “further strengthen coordination on the final, fully verified denuclearisation” of North Korea, the US State Department said. North Korea has ignored South Korean calls for dialogue recently and is seen as trying to force Seoul to make stronger efforts to coax major concessions from Washington on its behalf. Hours before the latest launches, an unidentified North Korean government spokesperson used unusually blunt language to criticize South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the US and over his rosy comments on inter-Korean diplomacy, and said Pyongyang has no current plans to talk with Seoul. Moon, in a televised speech on Thursday, said a momentum for dialogue remains alive despite the series of “worrying actions taken by North Korea recently” and called for Pyongyang to choose “economic prosperity over its nuclear programme”. The spokesperson also criticized South Korea’s recent acquisition of advanced US-made fighter jets and said it would be “senseless” for Moon to believe that inter-Korean dialogue will automatically begin after the end of the ongoing US-South Korean drills. The North had recently said it would talk only with Washington and not Seoul, and that inter-Korean dialogue won’t resume unless the South offers a “plausible excuse” on why it keeps hosting military drills with the United States. Seoul’s Unification Ministry, which deals with inter-Korean affairs, criticized the North Korean statement, saying it wouldn’t help efforts to improve relations.last_img read more

Theres a big problem Twothirds of Tragically Hip tickets werent sold directly

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Machines may have spoiled the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour for a lot of fans this summer.Two-thirds of the tickets for the band’s landmark tour were snapped up by brokers and automated software, known as bots, CBC Marketplace has learned.As a result, actual fans were able to buy less than a third of tickets at face value from Ticketmaster when they went on sale to the general public. This doesn’t take into account other tickets that were set aside for VIPs, such as the band, promoters, venues and other insiders. Advertisement Facebook “The odds are absolutely stacked against the fan,” said Joe Berchtold, chief operating officer of Live Nation, the world’s largest tour promoter and owner of Ticketmaster, which sold tickets for the Hip’s final tour.“Probably a third of the tickets went to bots, another third went to brokers who were just like fans, pounding away at the keyboard, but better trained, more aggressive at it, and maybe a third of them went to fans.”“There’s a big problem, and the big problem starts with bots.”‘Probably a third of the tickets went to bots, another third went to brokers,’ says Joe Berchtold, Live Nation’s chief operating officer. (CBC)Ontario’s attorney general announced yesterday the government will table legislation to outlaw ticket bots.Bots are an automated software designed to snap up prime seats within milliseconds of tickets going on sale. Twitterlast_img read more

Morocco to Dissolve Associations that Dont Declare Source of Foreign Funds

Taroudant- Driss Dahak, the government’s Secretary General, called on Monday for more control over foreign funds for the Moroccan associations.During a meeting of the Committee on Public Finance Control in the House of Representatives, Dahak said that he had prepared a package of administrative procedures within the framework of the government’s efforts to expand its control over foreign funds that associations receive.According to the Secretary General, associations receive approximately 240 million MAD in foreign grants. To better control these grants, especially the source of the funds, the Secretary General called for close collaboration between the Exchange Office, Bank Al Maghrib, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.While the law makes it necessary for the associations to declare foreign funds received and their origins, Dahak noted that some NGOs do not report foreign grants for several reasons, mainly “ignorance of the law” or simply because they “do not want to declare that”.The Secretary General said that the government would enact harsh penalties against the associations that do not declare received foreign funds and report their origins. The penalties may result in the dissolution of associations that do not respect the law.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

CAW reelects Ken Lewenza as national president

TORONTO — Canadian Auto Workers’ delegates have re-elected Ken Lewenza as the union’s national president.National secretary-treasurer Peter Kennedy was also re-elected and Sylvain Martin was elected Quebec director to replace retiring Jean-Pierre Fortin.A number of new local presidents were also elected at the CAW’s first constitutional and collective bargaining convention in Toronto.The term of each position is three years.[np-related]Lewenza, who has been union president since 2008, was born and raised in Windsor, Ont. and has been a CAW member since he began working at Chrysler Canada in 1972.Earlier this week, CAW delegates voted unanimously to merge with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, combining two of Canada’s largest private-sector unions.CEP delegates will vote on the proposal when they meet in October.The new union would represent more than 300,000 workers across roughly 20 economic sectors.The Canadian Press read more

Colombia must protect rights of journalists UN expert says

“All sides of the conflict have been perpetrating, sometimes in different forms and extent, grave human rights violations,” said the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Ambeyi Ligabo, who just returned from the country. “Sadly, the existence and the relentless activities of guerrilla and paramilitary groups have created fear and intimidations in the lives of ordinary citizens, substantially hampering their freedom of expression.” This right is being limited because of drug trafficking, the ongoing civil conflict, and the concentration of media ownership in the hands of a few, he said. The “long and painful delay in the investigation of crimes coupled with many unsolved cases of murder of journalists, trade unionists and teachers that may never successfully be concluded” have also fostered a culture of impunity, creating a climate of intimidation and fear, he added. The expert also cited “an obscured linkage between purveyors of corruption, various armed groups and some sections of the military-law enforcement agencies.” Mr. Ligabo urged the Government to consider the fight against impunity as a major priority. “Perpetrators of human rights violations should be brought to justice regardless of their political affiliation or status in society,” he stressed. He also called on the authorities to review their protection programmes and reinforce protection for journalists, trade unionists, teachers and human rights defenders. He also voiced concern about an anti-terrorist decree adopted at the end of last year. “Through this new decree, emergency measures like body searches, telephone tapping and control of private correspondence would be authorized without a judicial mandate,” he said, adding, “It goes without saying that such measures will harshly affect freedom of opinion and expression.” Indigenous peoples, the Afro-Colombian minority and other ethnic groups still suffer discrimination, intolerance and social exclusion, he noted, calling on the Government to reiterate its firm commitment to human rights. read more

UN Ebola response efforts at full capacity following warehouse fire

The warehouse fire was discovered around 8:00 a.m. local time on 18 December when workers arrived at the facility in the main humanitarian logistics base of the airport and of the city of Conakry, the capital of Guinea – one of the three most affected countries by Ebola in West Africa. “WFP has assured partners that, despite the fire last week, Conakry main logistics hub is operating at full capacity,” UNMEER stated in its latest situation report on the Ebola outbreak. “The cold chain capacity has already been re-established via the setup of donated refrigerated 40 foot containers.”The news followed UN reports regarding the spread of the Ebola virus across West Africa.According to the latest update released today by World Health Organization (WHO), 19,497 people have now been affected by Ebola, with 7,588 reported deaths, including 666 health-care workers who are known to have been infected up to the end of 21 December, 366 of whom have died.In addition, WHO noted that reported cases were fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, and that there were “signs” that the increase in incidence had slowed in Sierra Leone although, the agency added, the country’s west was “now experiencing the most intense transmission in the affected countries.”Against that backdrop, the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today reported that a fourth staff member had tested positive for Ebola. Two of the affected mission personnel died of the disease three months ago, while another member of UNMIL’s personnel who contracted the disease has recovered and was discharged from hospital this week. Karin Landgren, UNMIL’s chief, said in a statement that Liberians could be proud of the progress they had made in fighting the disease but urged them to “take extra care as they gather with friends and families over the holidays,” especially in light of the newly reported infection.“The confirmation of this new case is a stark reminder that we must all remain vigilant until there are no cases in Liberia or West Africa,” her statement continued. “The mission is taking all necessary measures to mitigate any possible further transmission – both within the mission and beyond.” read more

RK Celje PL looking for a new coach – Mutual agreement with

RK Celje PLVladan Matic ← Previous Story TROPHY IS IN THE HANDS OF HANDBALL PERSON 2012 – DRAGAN ADZIC! Next Story → SPANISH HANDBALL SUMMER: Granollers Cup 2014 calls you! Slovenian vice-champion RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko looking for a new coach. EHF CL winner from 2004 confirm that Vladan Matic left the team by mutual agreeement. Former coach of Hungarian teams Pick Szeged and FTC spent last two and a half season in Celje. In the min-time he became also a Serbian NT head-coach with the next challenge – EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark. Despite good results in the VELUX EHF CL, where is Celje a step from the TOP 16 phase the second year in a row, home defeat against the biggest rival RK Gorenje Velenje a few days ago was decisive for the break of cooperation.Celje PL want Championship trophy, but Gorenje is on the podium last two seasons and has three points more in the current season…Matic’s successor could be Branko Tamse, who is working with the Celje’s youngstars. The interesting fact is that Tamse won the last two Championship with RK Gorenje Velenje, but the club didn’t want to extend contract with him… read more

DC Universe Online can never be sold once activated

first_imgOne of the benefits of playing your games on a console rather than a PC is the number of retailers willing to let you trade in games. Gamers and the big game stores love it, publishers and developers see it as cutting into game sales and generating revenue they never see when a game is re-sold.It’s got to the point now where publishers such as EA are introducing additional costs for gamers who by used games and want to access online content and features. This method of extracting more money is known as Project Ten Dollar.Sony has gone one step further with the console versions of MMO DC Universe Online. The game requires an online connection to play, and Sony therefore activates each game when you purchase it. The activation links the game disc and PSN key to your PSN account forever. That means you can never trade your game because it will only work with your PSN login.Lazygamer checked this with Sony to make sure the game is a one sale, no trade deal. Sony confirmed it was by saying:Once the PSN key has been consumed with a disk it cannot be resold/replayed with the second user adding a sub – only the original consumer can use that acct. So anyone choosing to buy a console version of DC Universe Online should ensure they really like the game before spending the cash as it’s yours forever. This also potentially means you can’t take it back for a refund once activated, but you can check this at point of purchase with the retailer.Read more at LazygamerMatthew’s OpinionFor PC gamers used to buying MMOs this won’t come as a surprise. The game is linked to you through the account you create and the code used. The system then makes that code dead so it won’t work again.For some console gamers this will come as a shock, probably when they approach the counter at their favorite trade-in retailer and get told the game can’t be traded. That’s going to be an especially bitter pill to swallow if you paid full price for the game with no way to get any of the money back on a trade.It could become the norm for PS3 owners if Sony decide to introduce serial keys on new games. That would kill the used game market for Sony’s console at least, but the big publishers would probably insist Microsoft did the same on Xbox 360.last_img read more

Google Docs Viewer can now open 12 more file formats

first_imgGoogle Docs is fast becoming a major contender to established office suites like Microsoft Office and the free-to-use or LibreOffice. For some, it has already replaced such desktop software.Google isn’t a company to sit back and relax, though, and late last week Google Docs Viewer got 12 new file formats it could open. What that means is, 12 more files you can view with a single click in Google Docs putting it ahead of the competition in some respects.The 12 new formats available include:Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)Apple Pages (.PAGES)Adobe Illustrator (.AI)Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)PostScript (.EPS, .PS)TrueType (.TTF)XML Paper Specification (.XPS)Google is viewing this update as a major milestone as Viewer now has support for all the major Microsoft Office formats.Accessing the new formats is done in exactly the same way as previously supported file formats. If you get sent a file in Gmail, for example, just click the view link and it will load in your browser. Not only is that faster than say, opening Adobe Photoshop on your desktop, but Google also say it is safer due to the fact you don’t need to download the file to your machine’s hard drive.Read more at Google Docs Bloglast_img read more

Les mâles babouins dominants sont plus stressés que leurs congénères

first_imgLes mâles babouins dominants sont plus stressés que leurs congénèresUne étude menée sur des babouins a permis de conclure que les mâles dominants sont tout aussi voire plus stressés que les singes situés au bas de l’échelle sociale.C’est une recherche surprenante qui est publiée cette semaine sur le site de la revue Science. Menée pendant neuf ans auprès de singes en liberté, l’étude scientifique semble indiquer que les mâles dominants, bien que dotés de tous les atouts nécessaires (notamment pour se procurer de la nourriture et trouver des femelles), sont au moins, si ce n’est plus, stressés que leurs congénères situés au bas de l’échelle.À lire aussiCrise d’angoisse : symptômes, que faire et comment calmer une crise d’angoisse ?En utilisant des échantillons d’excréments de babouins, les chercheurs sont parvenus à déterminer à la fois le taux de testostérone et le taux de glucocorticoïde, l’hormone du stress qui circulaient dans l’organisme de chaque singe. Les résultats obtenus ont ainsi permis de déterminer que les babouins appartenant au groupe des dominés étaient moins tendus que leurs supérieurs.Une position sociale plus stressante “Les mâles dominants ont montré un taux plus élevé de l’hormone du stress que les mâles dominés, laissant imaginer qu’être en haut de l’échelle pouvait être bien plus pénible qu’on ne croyait”, concluent les scientifiques de l’Université américaine de Princeton. Les mâles puissants dépensent ainsi beaucoup d’énergie et s’épuisent pour conserver leur rang et pour conquérir le plus de femelles possible. A l’inverse, les babouins dominés concentrent leurs efforts dans la recherche de nourriture. Pour autant ils reçoivent à peu près autant d’attention de la part des femelles. Peut-être y aurait-il donc des avantages à ne pas viser trop haut, ont conclu les chercheurs à l’issue de leurs travaux.Le 15 juillet 2011 à 19:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Nawaz Jung remembered in Hanamkonda

first_imgHanamkonda: The employees of Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (NPDCL) paid rich tributes to Mir Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur, the Chief Engineer in the Princely State of Hyderabad ruled by Nizams, on the occasion of his 142nd birth anniversary, which is also observed as ‘Telangana Engineer’s Day’, here on Thursday.Speaking on the occasion, NPDCL C&MD Annamaneni Gopal Rao, who equated Nawaz Jung with Sir Arthur Cotton, described him as the architect of irrigation projects in Telangana. Rao said that Nizamsagar, Osmansagar, Himayathsagar and Alisagar are some of the important projects designed and constructed under the supervision of Nawaz Jung. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us Historical Arts College of Osmania University, Jubilee Hall, Hyderabad House in Delhi and State Central Library are some of other constructions designed and constructed under Nawaz Jung, he said. Nawaz Jung played a key role in the water sharing of Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers between Madras and Hyderabad governments, he added.last_img read more

Google remembers Mirza Ghalib on his 220th birthday

first_imgGoogle doodle of Mirza GhalibSearch engine Google on Wednesday celebrated one of Urdu literature’s most iconic poets, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, popularly known as Ghalib (conqueror).Mirza Ghalib, who would have turned 220 this year, is shown standing on a balcony of a building of his era, with a pen and paper, and the sun and a mosque is shown in his background.Born in 1797, the poet, one of the most popular and influential ones in Urdu and Persian language, wrote at a time when the Mughal empire was entering its last quarter and the British were taking over in India.His ghazals have been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people as his writing which is still extremely popular among the Hindustani diaspora.Ghalib continues to inspire even the youngster not just in India but across the world.He began composing poetry at the age of 11. His first language was Urdu, but he was equally efficient in Persian and Turkish. A descendent of Aibak Turks, Ghalib was born in Kala Mahal in Agra.He received education in Persian and Arabic. Keeping with the conventions of the classical ghazal, in most of his verses, the identity and the gender of the beloved remained unknown.Bestowed with the honorific Dabir-ul-Mulk and Najm-ud-Daula, Ghalib lived in Gali Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk, in Old Delhi which is now known as “Ghalib Ki Haveli”.His residence has been turned into ‘Ghalib Memorial’ and houses a permanent Ghalib exhibition.Mirza Ghalib breathed his last on 15 February 1869. His tomb is located near Chausath Khamba, Nizamuddin area in Delhi.last_img read more

Arts eye view of the Last Supper

first_imgIt’s not often that one gets to witnesses an art work which reflects, rural and the contemporary forms together. Vivid use of colours and memory markers blend perfectly with the themes of her paintings and this is the iconic trademark of  the artist, Madhvi Parekh. She started with a thought – to do something of her own. Over the years she has exhibited her work in the country and overseas. Shrishty Mishra catches up with the artist. Read on…What inspired you to paint? When did you start? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I always wanted to do something of my own and I was always attracted to paintings. In  1964 I started pursuing art on my own. The rich folk traditions of picture making in Gujarat helped my interest.Do you have any formal training?No, I am a self taught artist, I kept exploring over the years. My works are refections of my childhood memories and my village.Where do you get your inspirations from?I observe things. Every time something or other catch my attention and serves as an inspiration for me.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou use very vivid colours on your medium, any special reason for that?I belong to Gujarat, art and culture there is extremely colourful and colours to me represent sensitivity so I use them a lot. It is a part of where I come from.What was the inspiration behind your latest exhibition Last Supper?I visited art galleries to see works of other artists; I traveled a lot. Recently I was in Israel and Moscow where beauty of churches inspired me to paint. The calmness and serenity I felt in those churches helped me with this complete my work and influenced me. How much time it took to complete the exhibition?It took me around a year to complete the work for this exhibition.last_img read more

Indian travellers eye sustainable tourism

first_imgAs per a survey, 97% Indian travellers prefer sustainable tourism during their holidays and are also willing to pay an extra amount if required.73% of Indian travellers always or often choose sustainable travel and around 32% wish to pay at least 15% more to ensure as low impact on the environment, revealed the report.Indian travellers rank first when it comes to opting for sustainable tourism followed by Brazilians and Chinese, found the survey.Buying locally made products are one of the most sought-after sustainable activities of most of the Indian travellers i.e. 69% and 62% prefer using public transport over the taxi and 61% like to go to local restaurants that use local ingredients.Through the survey, what came to notice is that 48% Indians wouldn’t mind skipping tourist highlights in favour of less busy and often more rewarding sights, and 58% choose a certified eco-accommodation over a traditional hotel.With the help of the survey, it is also observed that 75% of Indians were motivated by nature’s beauty, including rainforests, coral reefs, etc.last_img read more

Theres no place like home for the The Brady Bunc

first_imgThere’s no place like home for the ‘The Brady Bunch’ Members of “The Brady Bunch,” cast, from left, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen participate in HGTV’s “A Very Brady Renovation” panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2019 5:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — There’s no place like home for “The Brady Bunch,” even if was just a facade.An HGTV renovation of the Los Angeles house that was used for exterior shots of the TV sitcom reunited six cast members and rekindled the show’s spirit.“We enjoy being together, doing other projects, but this is the first time the magic is back,” said Susan Olsen, who played Cindy on “The Brady Bunch.”Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Eve Plumb (Jan) agreed. They and the other actors who played blended-family siblings took part in a Q&A with TV critics Thursday to promote “A Very Brady Renovation.” The four-part series debuts Sept. 9.Interior house scenes for the 1969-74 comedy were shot on a soundstage, with sets that bore no resemblance to the private home destined to become a photo-op magnet for “Brady” fans.When the house went on the market in 2018, HGTV won a bidding war that drove the price up to $3.5 million — or $1.6 million over the listing price for the then-2,400-square-foot residence.“They paid way too much, I mean WAY too much for this house,” said Barry Williams, who played Greg.“That was the crazy part,” agreed Christopher Knight, who co-starred as Peter.The house was expanded, remodeled and redecorated to give it trademark elements of the set version, including the wood-paneled living room with a floating staircase, orange-and-green kitchen and Greg’s attic digs.“The Brady Bunch” cast said they were called on to put their demolition muscle and design skills into the renovation, aided by HGTV hosts including Jonathan and Drew Scott of “Property Brothers.” The actors reminisce in the series about making the show and the co-stars they have lost.“We can feel the presence of Robert Reed and Florence Henderson and Ann B. Davis in these rooms that are being created, through the memories and the shows,” said Williams. “We can share their presence and what a significant part of our show they are and were.”“And they would’ve loved it,” said Mike Lookinland (Bobby).Henderson, who died in 2016 at age 82, and Reed, who was 59 when he died in 1992, played their parents. Davis, who played housekeeper Alice, died at 88 in 2014.What will happen to the house after the series has yet to be announced by HGTV. The actors speculated that it’s unlikely to become a museum or public attraction because it’s in a residential area.Lynn Elber, The Associated Presslast_img read more

October 14 2013The new documentary PAOLO SOLERI

first_imgOctober 14, 2013The new documentary, PAOLO SOLERI: BEYOND FORM recently returned from its European tour to appear on the biggest screen yet, at the famous Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona.[photos and text by Aimee Madsen]It was a wonderful screening arranged by Jeff Yanc at The Loft, taking place as part of Tucson’s Modernism Week on October 5. 2013.[photo: filmmaker Aimee Madsen and Mary Hoadley]Aimee Madsen the director, Mary Hoadley and Roger Tomaly were at the screening to answer the many questions afterwards from a grateful and lively Tucson audience.last_img read more

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