First Ladies Of Bluegrass Make History At IBMA Wide Open Street Fest

first_img News Twitter Get the inside scoop on the all-star band at the center of Friday night’s festivities in RaleighDerek HalseyGRAMMYs Sep 29, 2018 – 7:03 pm There is a strange moment that happens at the end of the annual International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, N.C. A surreal transition takes place on Friday afternoon. After a week of business being done, seminars and workshops taking place, and bands doing late night showcases for talent buyers, record label reps and DJs from all over the world, the mood changes abruptly.Once the IBMA Awards show on Thursday night is over and the free-form jams that last until dawn have died out, the streets of Raleigh are blocked off, stages are set up and the vendors get ready for the Wide Open Street Fest.Beginning at noon on Friday, tens of thousands of festival goers show up to enjoy eight stages of live music with some of the best musicians in the world playing for who really counts: the general public.A big part of the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival is the performances at the beautiful 5,500-seat Red Hat Amphitheater located in the heart of Raleigh. This year, on Sept. 28, the headliners are the First Ladies of Bluegrass, an amazing group of women who have bursted through the ceiling of the bluegrass genre to rightfully claim their place in history.The First Ladies of Bluegrass include Missy Raines, the first and only female musician to win the IBMA Bass Player of the Year award, Alison Brown, the first woman to win the IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award, Sierra Hull, the first and only woman to ever win the IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year award, Becky Buller, the first and only woman to ever win the IBMA Fiddler of the Year prize, and Molly Tuttle, the first and only female to ever take home the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year honor.Raines and Brown’s breakthroughs happened in the 1990s, but Hull, Buller and Tuttle’s awards came about within the last two years. The times are still changing.The impetus for this lineup came from the recording of Raines’ new album, Royal Traveler, a year ago. Produced by Brown for Brown’s label, Compass Records, an idea was hatched to bring in Hull, Tuttle and Buller for the recording of the song “Swept Away.” From there, the all-star collaboration that would grace the stage at Wide Open Street Fest was set in motionTo add to the excitement of the show, two special guest musicians were added to the First Ladies of Bluegrass bill: Rhiannon Giddens and Gillian Welch. Both Giddens and Welch are GRAMMY-winning artists, and Giddens gave the IBMA World of Bluegrass Keynote Address a couple of years ago.Before the First Ladies of Bluegrass band takes the stage, however, lightning strikes for this special lineup of female talent when on the evening of Sept. 27, exactly 24 hours before their headlining show, Raines, Brown, Tuttle, Hull, and Buller won the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award for “Swept Away.” Additionally, Hull earned another IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year title and Tuttle won her second IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award in a row. Backstage at the Fest, we talked to Raines, Buller and Giddens about this historic grouping.When Raines was growing up near the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and going to bluegrass festivals as a kid, she was inspired by watching the Katie Laur Band perform. Laur was one of the first females to lead a bluegrass band of men that were not related to her in any way.“I think about Katie Laur a lot because, even though I wasn’t imagining leading a band when I was a teenager, she stood out to me because she was in stark contrast to a lot of the women I saw playing music at the time,” said Raines. “It was Katie’s group and she was leading it and fronting a band of men, and that was something you didn’t see much then. And, there was a style about her while onstage that I really liked. She would talk to people like they were in her living room, and I was very influenced by her presence and what she was doing onstage as much as her music.”Giddens grew up listening to all kinds of music as a kid in North Carolina. While her own style is more on the old-time, African-American blues and old-school country side with modern sensibilities and a little funk thrown into the mix, bluegrass music was in her ears for as long as she can remember.“Bluegrass is probably the genre that I have had the longest relationship with because my uncle was a bluegrass musician and evidently my grandfather was one as well, though I never met him,” said Giddens. “It was a part of my upbringing and a part of who I am. I don’t play it, but I sure appreciate it and have my favorite sound in it. I am drawn to the older stuff. Newer bluegrass is very virtuosic and the modern pickers are amazing and they can do all kinds of things. But, I like my bluegrass a bit more gritty. One of my favorite mandolin players is Mike Compton, who plays a style that is real. He just digs in there and does it. I’m not really into the clean, fast picking, even though it is amazing to see.”Giddens is also well-aware of the history being made with Raines’ group.“The image of bluegrass music is still, to a certain extent, a bunch of guys in suits playing onstage,” said Giddens. “Image doesn’t always reflect reality. That is why things like this First Ladies of Bluegrass show are important so people know that women are playing these instruments and have been influential going back to the beginning. It is like, ‘We are here, and we kick butt and have been kicking butt for a long time, so we’re letting you in on a little secret.” Man it’s been awesome to work with the ladies of bluegrass…cooking up some good stuff for tonight. @missyraines @sierrahull @molly_tuttle @FiddlerBeckyB @alisononbanjo @gillianwelch #IBMA— Rhiannon Giddens (@RhiannonGiddens) September 29, 2018 Facebook Email Buller grew up in Minnesota before making her way south to the wonderful Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program at East Tennessee State University. Now, even as a performer who has won some big awards, she gets emotional thinking about standing beside and playing music with such impressive women.“I still think of myself as a bluegrass picker from Minnesota who grew up playing with my family,” said Buller. “I never dared to dream that I would get to do this at the level that I am getting to do it now. I look over and I think, ‘Whew! It’s Alison Brown. Wow. And, I’m playing with her.’ Each and every one of these ladies is a hero of mine. All of these women are so nice and it is just a joy to get to spend time with them, and then to get to create music with them as well.”With all of this history and excitement mounting around the First Ladies of Bluegrass’ special IBMA Wide Open Street Fest appearance, the anticipation is palpable – especially for Buller.”I imagine that at this show a part of me is going to be flipping out,” added Buller. “But, the other part of me is saying, ‘Yeah, man! Let’s pick!’”Photo Gallery: Inside World Of Bluegrass, IBMA Awards & Festival in Raleigh First Ladies Of Bluegrass Make History At IBMA first-ladies-bluegrass-make-history-ibma-wide-open-street-fest First Ladies Of Bluegrass Make History At IBMA Wide Open Street Fest Read morelast_img read more

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Huge response to blood donation camp in Ramagundam

first_imgRamagundam: On National Doctors’ Day, blood donation camp was organised at NTPC-Ramagundam Hospital in collaboration with Blood Bank, Mancherial on Wednesday wherein 55 employees of NTPC and CISF donated their blood.The chief guest CGM (O&M) Mathew Varghese inaugurated the camp and appreciated the blood donors for their overwhelming response. The team from Blood Bank, Mancherial collected the blood. CMO Dr Sasmita Dash; CISF Commandant Gurjeet Singh; NTPC senior officials, Deepthi Mahila Samithi president Swati P Kulkarni, office bearers of different associations and unions, doctors from NTPC Hospital and others were present on the occasion.last_img read more

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See Thors Transformation in Hilarious Avengers Endgame Set Clip

first_img What to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend’Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America Avengers: Endgame, which is now available on digital, features bittersweet behind-the-scenes footage, including Chris Hemsworth’s hilarious transformation into the “new Thor.”The superhero, who is known for his ripped physique, received an interesting makeover for Avengers: Endgame, Polygon noted. Instead of looking like a body builder, Thor packed on a couple of pounds and grew out his blonde hair. In the funny video below, Hemsworth explains what it was like to transition to the new version of Thor, including sporting a fat suit and wearing a longer ‘do, while filming the movie.“Being able to do this new version of Thor is hugely liberating and fun,” Hemsworth said in the video.His co-stars, including Paul Rudd and Tessa Thompson, also commented on how Hemsworth’s sense of humor didn’t go away, even if his character was a bit different in Avengers: Endgame.“We’re shooting a superhero film, and here is one of the most recognizable superheroes, but he’s just turned into a new character,” Rudd explained. “What Chris [Hemsworth] does with that character and how it just kind of has this shift, his excitement was really palpable.”Thompson added, “He’d been playing the character for a while and really wanted to find something new. He has such dexterity as a talent, he’s incredibly funny.”The God of Thunder, from beginning to end. #AvengersEndgame— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 24, 2019For more behind-the-scenes clips, watch Avengers: Endgame on digital services and on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Blu-ray on Aug. 13.More on Endgame Directors Share Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Funeral‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars Show Off Goofy Moments in Blooper Reel Clip‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars Ask Russo Brothers Hilarious Questions at SDCC Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Look fresh yet glamorous during summer

first_imgWith the mercury refusing to climb down, toss away your dark and dramatic make-up palette. Less is more, opt for a subtle yet bold look, say experts.Casual day out with friends: You would need to keep your make-up natural and light. The idea is to look effortless yet glamorous. So the best way to embrace the summer vibe would be to refrain from using too much liquid make-up. Instead, just dab on a semi matte stick concealer and you are good to go. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor bright, sunny brunches: You want to look glowing, fresh and contoured in the photographs. So here is how you can take your pictures to the next level. Simply apply a light shimmery blush in peach or pink undertones over the apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, and on your temple.For the summer dance parties: There can be a lot of rules for party make-up but the best way is to keep it minimal. Blend a touch of highlighter and apply it on top of the cheekbones and brow bones and down the bridge of the nose. The cream-based shimmer can also be used to illuminate the face and the shoulders. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMake your lips summer ready: Summer is the time when you drink lots of fluids. You would neither want to leave lipstick on every glass at restaurants and pubs or let the heat make your lipstick bleed. It will be only wise to use a lip liner before applying any lipstick as it controls the chances of bleeding. So, pick a lip liner of the same colour of the lipstick you are going to use. Try the lip pencils that are smooth enough to define, enhance and complement any colour of lipstick or gloss. Use SPF-based make-up: It is important to protect your skin from dryness, tanning and premature ageing, especially during summer. Make-up with SPF content in it will shield your skin from the heat outside and will make you look gorgeous in summer without compromising with the health of your skin.Wear waterproof make-up: The most annoying thing about summer is the constant sweating which ruins your make-up. Either the make-up starts coming off or starts cracking altogether. Waterproof make-up stands out as the ultimate saviour. Not only is it light on your skin but is long lasting as well.Ditch the shimmer, go for natural look: Natural look is the most convenient and apt look for summer. It saves people from applying heavy foundation on the face and helps to get sun-kissed look with just a concealer, blush and highlighter.Blotting papers to the rescue: To get rid of sticky summer skin, use blotting papers to soak up moisture and get the fresh look.last_img read more

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The Adult Symbolism in Alices Adventures in Wonderland

first_imgEven though the rumors aren’t true that Lewis Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland during a hallucinogenic trip, the book still remains a fascinating study of reality while being a prime example of the nonsensical fantasy genre. Just because something is nonsense doesn’t mean you can’t learn from it, and you don’t need a literature degree to notice that the novel is rife with symbolism. While both the book and Disney film adaptation are kooky on a superficial level, anyone paying close enough attention will notice the rampant symbolism in both: adulthood.Alice in Wonderland, illustration by Gertrude A. Kay, 1923The main character, Alice, is a little girl of undefined age (though in the sequel she claims she’s seven and a half, so we can assume she’s at least seven years old) who has years of physical and mental change ahead of her.The Adventures in Wonderland begin with young Alice sitting in a garden. Idyllic and beautiful, this verdant space draws parallels to the Garden of Eden. Rather than plucking a forbidden apple, though, Alice gives in to desire and crawls into the tree.Alice in Wonderland, illustration by John Tenniel, 1865This retreat away from reality reflects Alice’s desire to remain a child, rather than face the advancing sands of time. However, this isn’t Peter Pan, and her journey of self-exploration has frightening themes of aging and sexuality as she slips further towards puberty and adolescence.Once inside Wonderland, her adventure is fraught with complications and she no longer knows an innocent or peaceable life. Through several bizarre happenings, Alice’s body grows disproportionately large and small, many times with no good reason, and she is unable to understand why. Though seven is a bit young to be undergoing such drastic changes, this is without a doubt an allusion to puberty.Alice trying to play croquet with a flamingoDuring her adventures, Alice is repeatedly asked to prove what she knows and often recites the lessons she’s learned to others she meets along the way. During Victorian times experimental language was all the rage and Carroll made use of it extensively.Here are some hilarious Victorian vulgarities that people should know:Several characters contradict her, however, and Alice finds herself questioning her own mind. These interactions are no doubt relatable to any child who’s ever struggled to get credibility, let alone a sympathetic ear, from an adult.Jessie Willcox Smith’s illustration of Alice surrounded by the characters of Wonderland, 1923Her acquaintance with the caterpillar gives rise to a curious event in which Alice needs to tackle a mysterious mushroom to maintain her ever-changing size.This can be interpreted in two ways: does the mushroom represent temptation in the form of drug use, as some say teens see illicit activities as the only way to control their own lives in a parentally-controlled setting? Or is it a phallic symbol, presenting temptation and the penultimate hurdle into womanhood?Color plate from the 1907 edition of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’: Chapter 7 – A Mad Tea PartyThe LSD-Carroll association myth is easily debunked given that the drug wasn’t officially announced until the 1930s, but it’s undeniable that the magic mushroom has trippy effects.It would also be a stretch to imply an improper relationship with the caterpillar, as he leaves before Alice tastes the mushroom. In a less risqué analysis, the mushroom could simply represent the young girl learning decision making skills, problem solving to come to a solution (in Alice’s case, maintaining her normal size).The Pool of Tears by Milo WinterMoving away from raunchier themes, confusion is a central element throughout the story and a very prevalent factor in growing up. Nothing Alice does or sees seems to make sense.There are puzzles everywhere, be it the Caucus race, the riddles put forth by the Mad Hatter, or the croquet game Alice is drafted into against the Queen of Hearts. None of these events have a definitive outcome, and Alice can’t seem to figure out how or why any of them occur. Anyone who’s reached adulthood already could attest to confusion being a pretty regular feeling.The White RabbitWhile it may seem like one fantastic journey for a young girl, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland carries an underlying message which encompasses the inevitable loss of childhood.Read another story from us: The Original Story Of Pinocchio is Scary as HellThe Disney adaptation’s quaint imagery may cover up this depressive realization, but this analysis will be clear to anyone reading the original text.last_img read more

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Cuban wanted by US authorities arrested in Cancun

first_imgUpon his arrest, police found him carrying a gun and ammunition. A thick convoy of various police units including immigration officers, escorted Valdiva to the Cancun International Airport where he was deported to the US. The arrest took place Tuesday at the Puerto Juárez Ultramar ferry dock when Tomás Vélez Valdivia of Cuban nationality, arrived from Isla Mujeres. The arrest came after an alert call to authorities of an armed man. Valdivia, who is wanted on human trafficking charges in the United States, was taken into custody by federal Mexican police on order of a US judge. Cancun, Q.R. — A man wanted by the United States has been extradited from Mexico after being arrested at a ferry crossing in Cancun. center_img Valdiva is said to be a criminal gang leader, related to at least 20 cases of human trafficking. He is wanted by the state of Florida. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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HighEnd Laptops Available At Amazing Discount Featuring Huawei Honor MagicBook Teclast F15

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your laptop or get a new one, now id the perfect time to do so. Today, we have a bunch of high-end laptops available at a hefty discount. Our list includes the powerful Huawei Honor MagicBook, Teclast F15 and more. So head over to the list below to see how you can avail the discounts.Huawei Honor MagicBook Laptop, Teclast F15 And More Available At Discount For Limited TimeBefore we head over to the list, be sure to take into account that the discount is only available for a limited time. This means that the price drop will revert back to its original model after some time. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the discount, be sure to act fast and place an order as soon as you can. Now, let’s check the list out.Teclast F7 PlusMain Features:● Windows 10 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Intel Gemini Lake N4100 Quad Core 1.1GHz, up to 2.4GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and Quad Core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPUOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming● 14.0 inch 1920 x 1080 Resolution IPS ScreenOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 8GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 128GB SSD Storage CapacityProvides room to store pictures, videos, music and more● 2.0MP Camera for Photos and Face-to-face ChatAllow you to capture memorable moments or chat with friends● HDMI OutputTeclast F7 Plus is one of the best laptops for its price and if portability is your thing, the laptop is the one to get. The compact laptop is available at a massive 29 percent discount. This makes the price come down to just $359.99. Head over to this link to get it.Chuwi Lapbook AirMain Features:● Microsoft Windows 10 OSOffers more powerful performance brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Intel Celeron N3450 Quad Core 1.1GHz, up to 2.2GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● Intel HD Graphics 500 GPUDual graphics supported, better and faster in playing games and watching videos● 8GB DDR3 RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 128GB eMMC Storage CapacityProvides room to store pictures, videos, music and more● Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat2.0MP front camera allows you to capture memorable moments or chat with friends● HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing OptionsIf you’re interested in getting the Chuwi Lapbook Air laptop for yourself, take note that it is available at an amazing 43 percent discount, making the original price drop down to just $399.99. If you’re excited to own it, simply head over to this link to get it.Huawei Honor MagicBook Main Features:●Microsoft Windows 10 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience●AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Quad Core 2.0GHz, up to 3.6GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power●Radeon Vega 8 Integrated GraphicsOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming●14 inch LCD Screen with 1920 x 1080 ResolutionOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web●8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications●256GB SSD Storage CapacityProvides room to store pictures, videos, music and more●Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat1.0MP front camera allows you to capture memorable moments or chat with friends●HDMI OutputHuawei Honor MagicBook laptop os one of the best ones on our list. It not only has the best build quality out of the bunch, but it is plenty powerful to get you through anything you throw at it. You won’t be wrong to go with the Huawei Honor MagicBook laptop on all aspects.If you’re interested to give it a swing, it is available at a pretty sweet discount only for a limited time. The Huawei Honor MagicBook is available at a 13 percent discount, making the price come down to just $729.99. Head over to this link to get it.Teclast F15Main Features:● Windows 10 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Intel N4100 Quad Core 1.1GHz, up to 2.4GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and Quad Core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPUOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming● 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 IPS ScreenOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 8GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 256GB SSD Storage CapacityThe Teclast F15 is also one of the best ones we have to order today. It’s the perfect balance in terms of size and power. If you’re a student and want the basic stuff done right but don’t want to hurt your wallet, Teclast F15 is a pretty great option.If you’re up for it, the Teclast F15 is available at a 24 percent discount, making the original price come down to just $429.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of discount on branded laptops. If you’re interested to get one for yourself, be sure to avail the discount before it expires.There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the list? Share your views with us in the comments.last_img read more

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iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Are on Sale Starting

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you have been wanting to buy an iPhone since quite a long time but your wallet didn’t allow you to do so, now could be the time to get your hands on one. Of course, there is a catch here; you will have to make do with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPhone 7, and none of the phones are brand new.The Offer Ends in a Few Hours and the Stock Is LimitedThe phones are being sold by Amazon subsidiary Woot, and while you may not fancy models released back in 2015 and 2016, the price points make them worth a look. Moreover, although the innards are dated, the phones can run the latest version of iOS. All the three iPhones are refurbished with a little wear and tear. However, the retailer says they are fully functional and you also get a 90-day limited warranty.The 16GB iPhone 6s is selling for $149.99 in the colors Rose Gold, Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. However, if you need more storage space, you can either go for the 32GB variant that’s retailing for $164.99 or the 64GB model that’s up for grabs at $179.99. Next up, we have the iPhone 6s Plus and you can get the phone in four storage configurations. The 16GB variant of the phone costs $219.99, while the 32GB model will set you back by $229.99.The 64GB and 128GB models can be had for $244.99, and $254.99 respectively. All four models are available in the color space gray, and if you are lucky you will be able to get your hands on the Gold and Rose Gold flavors as well if you buy the 64GB variant, provided they don’t run out soon. The newest of the bunch, the iPhone 7 starts at $234.99 with 32GB of internal memory. The 128GB and 256GB variants are fetching $264.99 and $284.99, respectively.Be forewarned that the deal expires in a few hours and supplies are limited so hurry up if you want to avail the offer. All the phones are suitable for GSM networks, including T-Mobile and AT&T, with Amazon Prime members not having to worry about shipping charges.Check out the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 deals at Wootlast_img read more

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Łukasz Langa at PyLondinium19 If Python stays synonymous with CPython for too

first_imgPyLondinium, the conference for Python developers was held in London, from the 14th to the 16th of June, 2019. At the Sunday Keynote Łukasz Langa, the creator of Black ( Python code formatter) and Python 3.8 release manager spoke on where Python could be in 2020 and how Python developers should try new browser and mobile-friendly versions of Python. Python is an extremely expressive language, says Łukasz. “When I first started I was amazed how much you can accomplish with just a few lines of code especially compared to Java. But there are still languages that are even more expressive and enables even more compact notation.” So what makes Python special? Python is run above pseudocode; it reads like English; it is very elegant. “Our responsibility as developers,” Łukasz mentions “is to make Python’s runnable pseudocode convenient to use for new programmers.” Python has gotten much bigger, stable and more complex in the last decade. However, the most low-hanging fruit, Łukasz says, has already been picked up and what’s left is the maintenance of an increasingly fossilizing interpreter and a stunted library. This maintenance is both tedious and tricky especially for a dynamic interpreter language like Python. Python being a community-run project is both a blessing and a curse Łukasz talks about how Python is the biggest community ran programming language on the planet. Other programming languages with similar or larger market penetration are either run by single corporations or multiple committees. Being a community project is both a blessing and a curse for Python, says Łukasz. It’s a blessing because it’s truly free from shareholder pressure and market swing. It’s a curse because almost the entire core developer team is volunteering their time and effort for free and the Python Software Foundation is graciously funding infrastructure and events; it does not currently employ any core developers. Since there is both Python and software right in the name of the foundation, Lukasz says he wants it to change. “If you don’t pay people, you have no influence over what they work on. Core developers often choose problems to tackle based on what inspires them personally. So we never had an explicit roadmap on where Python should go and what problems or developers should focus on,” he adds. Python is no longer governed by a BDFL says Łukasz, “My personal hope is that the steering council will be providing visionary guidance from now on and will present us with an explicit roadmap on where we should go.” Interesting and dead projects in Python Łukasz talked about mypyc and invited people to work and contribute to this project as well as organizations to sponsor it. Mypyc is a compiler that compiles mypy-annotated, statically typed Python modules into CPython C extensions. This restricts the Python language to enable compilation. Mypyc supports a subset of Python. He also mentioned MicroPython, which is a Kickstarter-funded subset of Python optimized to run on microcontrollers and other constrained environments. It is a compatible runtime for microcontrollers that has very little memory- 16 kilobytes of RAM and 256 kilobytes for code memory and minimal computing power. He also talks about micro:bit. He also mentions many dead/dying/defunct projects for alternative Python interpreters, including Unladen Swallow, Pyston, IronPython. He talked about PyPy – the JIT Python compiler written in Python. Łukasz mentions that since it is written in Python 2, it makes it the most complex applications written in the industry. “This is at risk at the moment,” says Łukasz “since it’s a large Python 2 codebase needs updating to Python 3. Without a tremendous investment, it is very unlikely to ever migrate to Python 3.” Also, trying to replicate CPython quirks and bugs requires a lot of effort. Python should be aligned with where developer trends are shifting Łukasz believes that a stronger division between language and the reference implementation is important in case of Python. He declared, “If Python stays synonymous with CPython for too long, we’ll be in big trouble.” This is because CPython is not available where developer trends are shifting. For the web, the lingua franca is JavaScript now. For the two biggest operating systems on mobile, there is Swift the modern take on Objective C and Kotlin, the modern take on Java. For VR AR and 3D games, there is C# provided by Unity. While Python is growing fast, it’s not winning ground in two big areas: the browser, and mobile. Python is also slowly losing ground in the field of systems orchestration where Go is gaining traction. He adds, “if there were not the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, Python would have not survived the transition between Python 2 and Python 3.” Łukasz mentions how providing a clear supported and official option for the client-side web is what Python needs in order to satisfy the legion of people that want to use it.  He says, “for Python, the programming language to need to reach new heights we need a new kind of Python. One that caters to where developer trends are shifting – mobile, web, VR, AR, and 3D games. There should be more projects experimenting with Python for these platforms. This especially means trying restricted versions of the language because they are easier to optimize. We need a Python compiler for Web and Python on Mobile Łukasz talked about the need to shift to where developer trends are shifting. He says we need a Python compiler for the web – something that compiles your Python code to the web platform directly. He also adds, that to be viable for professional production use, Python on the web must not be orders of magnitude slower than the default option ( Javascript) which is already better supported and has better documentation and training. Similarly, for mobile he wants a small Python application so that websites run fast and have quick user interactions. He gives the example of the Go programming language stating how “one of Go’s claims to fame is the fact that they shipped static binaries so you only have one file. You can choose to still use containers but it’s not necessary; you don’t have virtual ends, you don’t have pip installs, and you don’t have environments that you have to orchestrate.” Łukasz further adds how the areas of modern focus where Python currently has no penetration don’t require full compatibility with CPython. Starting out with a familiar subset of Python for the user that looks like Python would simplify the development of a new runtime or compiler a lot and potentially would even fit the target platform better. What if I want to work on CPython? Łukasz says that developers can still work on CPython if they want to. “I’m not saying that CPython is a dead end; it will forever be an important runtime for Python. New people are still both welcome and needed in fact. However, working on CPython today is different from working on it ten years ago; the runtime is mission-critical in many industries which is why developers must be extremely careful.” Łukasz sums his talk by declaring, “I strongly believe that enabling Python on new platforms is an important job. I’m not saying Python as the entire programming language should just abandon what it is now. I would prefer for us to be able to keep Python exactly as it is and just move it to all new platforms. Albeit, it is not possible without multi-million dollar investments over many years.” The talk was well appreciated by Twitter users with people lauding it as ‘fantastic’ and ‘enlightening’. You can watch the full Keynote on YouTube. Read Next NumPy 1.17.0 is here, officially drops Python 2.7 support pushing forward Python 3 adoption Python 3.8 new features: the walrus operator, positional-only parameters, and much more Introducing PyOxidizer, an open source utility for producing standalone Python applications, written in Rustlast_img read more

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Meet Costa Ricas new environment minister

first_imgRelated posts:Obama announces members of US delegation who will attend Luis Guillermo Solís inauguration 9 things we can expect from Costa Rica’s new president, Luís Guillermo Solís President Solís tries to weed out corruption, starting with the bushes Costa Rica president off to a rough start, survey says Second in a two-part series about Costa Rica’s environmental policies. Read the first, a review of outgoing President Laura Chinchilla’s environmental record, here.If you’re looking to talk to Costa Rica’s newly appointed environment minister, you won’t find him in the halls of government buildings, court offices or mega-corporations that his predecessors came from. Instead, you will find Dr. Edgar Gutiérrez in his closet-sized office in the statistics department at the University of Costa Rica.A UCR professor and researcher since 1994, Gutiérrez has a background in science, not politics. He has a doctorate in forest biometry from Iowa State University. He was the brain behind the country’s current National Environmental Strategy report. He drives a car that runs on hydrogen.All of these things make him an unlikely government minister, and he knows it.“I don’t want to be environment minister,” he said shaking his head as we sat down at students’ desks in a classroom for the interview.This may be true, but as we rolled through the questions, his intentions for his new post became clear. Gutiérrez may not want to be the environment minister, but he does want to change Costa Rica.TT: Why did you accept the appointment as minister?EG: Honestly, this is a huge opportunity. This is a window that will let me do what I always believed we could do in this country.I believe that when Costa Ricans cast their votes for Luis Guillermo Solís they created an opportunity to put the country on a path that seeks the well-being of everyone and not just certain groups of people. It put us on a path that seeks development, but only development permitted by the Costa Rican Constitution; development in a healthy environment.Constitutionally, Costa Rica does not want whatever kind of development comes along. Costa Rica wants fair development created without polluting the environment. Extractive industries like petroleum and open-pit mining have no place here. I want to create a Costa Rica that attracts sustainable development that maximizes the benefits for our communities.Your professional background is in science and academia rather than politics. How is this going to drive your actions as minister?It’s true. My educational background is in forest biometry, but I have always been involved with environmental public policy. I directed the first and second United Nations reports on the environment for Latin America and the Caribbean and the first for Costa Rica, and I served as a volunteer adviser under three previous environment ministers (René Castro, Elizabeth Odio and Carlos Manuel Rodríguez). I also was the director of the National Environmental Strategy report for 2005-2020.None of these politicians asked me to come work for free. I offered because I knew I had something to contribute. So, while my background is in science, I also understand how to respond to the needs of the country. None of this is new, but I also have the technical understanding to know where we are at and what we need to do to make sure that the environment is part of the political agenda.What is your main goal for the next four years?I will be satisfied if, in four years, we can leave the public an orderly, efficient and capable environmental administration. I want to give this ministry the scientific and technical muscle it needs to accomplish its goals while also improving the administration. We need an agile administration with the ability to respond to all of the different problems within our communities.Now, this is easy to say, but very hard to do. Right now the Environment Ministry (MINAE) has some very good plans, but to put them into action  is going to require nothing short of a cultural revolution within the administration. Conversations I’ve had with people within MINAE have shown me that people feel overwhelmed by the inefficiency in the organization and feel helpless. When I leave, I want these people to feel like they are working for a ministry of extreme importance with the capability to change the country into a place that future generations will enjoy.One of the largest sections in President Solís’ government plan is the integration of the public in environmental decisions. How do you plan to incorporate this into the ministry?All of the environmental laws we have now already require public participation, it’s just that no one has ever followed through with it. This is going to be a challenge for us, but we already had some success with this during Solís’ campaign.We created a group called the Environmental PACto  (PAC are the initials of Solís’ party, the Citizen Action Party, and pacto means pact in Spanish). We called an open meeting on social media and people with interest in the environment showed up to discuss environmental issues. We created working groups with specific themes and used suggestions from those meetings to create an environmental plan.We want to do something similar after we take office. The goal is to make sure that the government hears the voice of the people.Making a more efficient Environment Ministry also loomed large on the president’s agenda. How do you plan to achieve this?This is an enormous task for MINAE because, as I mentioned, it involves changing the culture within the institution, but I believe it is possible.One of the biggest examples of this inefficiency is in SETENA (SETENA is the organization that grants environmental approval for large development projects). It is not possible for us to make developers wait four years for environmental approval. This inefficiency has made people say that SETENA is development’s greatest enemy in Costa Rica, and the president-elect has told me that my most important task is to turn SETENA into an organization that developers see as their natural ally.In the past, SETENA has opened its doors to political and economic pressures so that the projects granted approval are the ones with the most powerful people behind them. That is not what SETENA is supposed to be. I will make SETENA a completely technical organization, one that none of these influences will be able to infiltrate.A spokesperson for PAC has said that Solís will suspend the country’s 2021 carbon neutrality goal. What does this mean for the ministry’s policies related to carbon neutrality?I don’t think we will suspend it. That spokesperson may have been confused. I want to keep the carbon neutrality goal because it is a benchmark that helps guide our actions.We are only 20 percent away from our goal, but it is the hardest 20 percent. It’s the reduction of emissions in the transport sector. I want to create a strong alliance between the government and our best public universities so that we can brainstorm solutions to this problem. This  is something we need to address now.If you go to San José right now you’ll find an entire army of dirt bikes driving around the streets. Now, imagine you took all of those dirt bikes and replaced them with electric motorcycles. It would be wonderful. Right now, the windows in San José are caked in the gray residue of diesel grease. My children are already living in this, but I don’t want this for my grandchildren, or for their children.Carbon neutrality is something that would improve the lives of our citizens, and I am not going to set a trap for myself by saying that we will absolutely reach the 2021 goal, but I will say that this administration is going to do everything possible to make sure that we at least try.Animal welfare was one of Luis Guillermo Solís’s main focuses during his campaign, he even mentioned it in his acceptance speech. What plans does the Environment Ministry have to make Costa Rica more hospitable for animals?We have laws upon laws on animal treatment already on the books in Costa Rica, but no one enforces them. We are going to enforce the laws we already have and pass stricter legislation so that animals are treated in the best way possible. For wild animals, this means that they need to stay in the wild.Everyone who has a wild animal right now needs to register it. Once that is done we are going to start sending officials to those houses to make sure they only have the animals that they registered. Anyone caught with an unregistered animal is going to face consequences.Right now, those consequences are supposed to be jail time, but that doesn’t make any sense to me. I don’t want these people in jail. I want them to go help build trails in the national parks or to work in a wildlife refuge. This work is expensive for us and maybe these people will learn something while they do it. I haven’t talked with the president-elect about this yet, but I am sure he will agree with me.These laws also include zoos. Once the animals that they have die, they will not be allowed to replace them.The outgoing president, Laura Chinchilla, has said that her greatest environmental contribution was in creating an agenda for ocean conservation. What are your ministry’s plans for continuing this legacy?Well, the most obvious thing is that we need to make changes to the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca). Incopesca is supposed to be a completely technical organization, so why does the current Incopesca have a board made up of all of these industrial fishing interests? This is going to have to change.Incopesca is going to be made up of intelligent fisheries experts. Both the board of directors and the employees need to be experts. The Costa Rica of today needs a larger, more specialized Incopesca.We need to do the same thing with the National Commission for Biodiversity Management and the Biosecurity Comission. These organizations need to have people working in them who have the technical skills to make decisions rather than just to whomever the government wants to give the job.One of the largest problems in the past has been the interpretation and application of environmental legislation by the judicial branch. In many cases people who commit environmental crimes are let go. How does your administration plan to combat that?The first issue is that we need to make sure our laws are based on scientific evidence and clearly written. Once we have that, it is going to clear up a lot of the problems we have in the judiciary.The way our environmental laws are written leave them open to interpretation instead of giving judges the scientific ends the laws are supposed to meet. The goal is to limit absolutions from these crimes as much as possible. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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How to Promote Your Business With The Effective Video Marketing Strategies

first_imgBy Payal GoyalWhen it comes to marketing, it really helps when people are more interested to hear from you.HubSpot has conducted a comprehensive research and based on the result of the research we can see that fact that more than 50% of the consumers are more likely to see the engaging videos from brands instead of any seeing any other type of content.Almost we are all familiar with the saying – a picture is worth of thousand words. Now, imagine the power of a video.With the modern marketing techniques,  marketing videos have become highly relevant to the individual consumers.The best part of tailoring video content to  your target audience can give a boost of 35% to the retention rate of a business.According to the  study from video content creation platform Slidely, almost 71% of the consumers find sponsored videos highly engaging. No wonder it’s worth paying in a paid campaign to ensure that your videos are seen the targeted eye- balls. It’s time to walk a extra mile to know the real potential of video marketing for promoting your business-Based on the study done by Eyeview Digital, we can see the fact that using videos on the landing pages can increase the conversion by 80%.Would you like to do an experiment? Well, use the word “video” in your email subject line and you will surely see the enhanced open rate than the emails without the word “video” in the subject box.The power of email marketing doesn’t stop here-Almost 90% consumers has confirmed that videos help them to make buying decision.When it comes to increasing the awareness of your brand, you should not do video marketing occasionally.Based on the HubSpot  Research, we can find that consumers prefer low quality but authentic videos over very high quality and salesy videos.So, this means that you simply don’t need a pocket burning budget plan to use a professional studio to create a video for promoting your brand. Especially, when now you can shoot in high quality HD and 4K videos on smartphone.Now, it’s time to know which video marketing approach would be right for your business-Brand VideosBrand videos are like the part of bigger advertising campaign.These videos often used on Social Media to generate brand awareness and increase the traffic.The fundamental objective  of the brand videos are to communicate the brand’s personality, culture, mission and vision, product or services. Explainer Videos:This type of video describes how your product or service works and how a business can be benefitted from it. Even Videos:Does your organization hold or participate in events? Attending industry conference or networking events are really good ways to enhance the outreach of your brand.How about document your experience and create  a video of highlights.Live Videos:Most of the popular Social Media sites let the users stream live videos-whether it’s YouTube, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook Live.The best part of broadcasting your live video on social media platform is that it allows you to engage with your social media audience in real time. The excellent advantages using live videos is that it allows your brands to promote interviews, presentations, events and more.Disappearing Videos:Snapchat was the first Social Media platform that made this video really popular. But, now it is possible in Insta-story, Facebook story, etc.This type of can create a sense of urgency which hooks the attention of your target audience. When it comes to creating nice story content for your brand, using such type of video could be an excellent idea.Educational or How To Videos:These videos are extremely popular. For example, if you are offering a software development service, how-to videos can be a excellent way to promote your business. You can teach your readers something small but important educational lesson of web development and, it will definitely increase the engagement rate of audience for your business.Demo-Videos:When it comes to showcasing your service or product, Demo-videos is the perfect option. The main objective of Demo-videos are to highlight the key benefits of your product or service and add call to actions to encourage the viewers to make the purchase from you.Expert Interview:Interviewing experts and influencers is a great way to add value to your audience. This type of video helps you position yourself as an authority in your niche. By harnessing the power of social proof, you can gain the trust of  your target market.Personalized Videos:When dealing with the customer queries or inquiries from potential customers, most of the new-aged brands are using personalized videos.Personalized messages are more impactful than the normal email replies.Case Study or Customer Testimonial Video:Case study or Customer Testimonial videos are the great way to increase the social proof and influence your target market to move further down to the sales funnel.So, now it’s time to know how to get started with the video  marketing strategy-Determine The Target Audience:Before straightforward jumping on to the video creation process.Once you know who your target audience is, you can tailor the content of the video, format, and the message to meet the needs and preferences of your audience.Try To Know What You Are Trying To Achieve:What’s the main objective of your video- to increase  sale? Increasing brand awareness or you want more people to join your emailing list?Whatever it is, make sure you know what are you trying to achieve.Every single decision you make about your video, needs to be filtered through the lens of your  ultimate objective.Determine The Budget of Your Video Marketing:Determining  the budget is one of the important factors when it comes to promoting your business by leveraging the power of video marketing.Are you looking for a professional video ad with proper out-location, set and professional models, or you want to do with your smartphone?Have a clear idea on your physical limitations and opportunities.Choose A Specific Type Of Video and Come up With A Good Video Marketing Idea:Now, you know your target audience and you have  a video marketing goal, it’s time to dance with creativity.Choose the format of your video perfectly goes with your objective.For example, if you are looking forward to promote your flash sale offer, create a video for Insta story or Facebook story to add an extra layer of urgency to your marketing campaign.Decide How You Will Measure The Success Of Videos:It’s a crucial step. Without identifying an efficient way to track your success, there’s no way you can understand the impact of your video or the area of improvements for your future videos.If your objective is increase brand awareness, then views, likes, comments, shares are the accurate measure to track the success of your business.Create Your Video:Make sure you are properly prepared. If you  are using a smart phone, use a tri-pod to avoid shaky shorts.Also remember one thing that lighting is very crucial.Using a simple lighting set up is the best approach here-Key lightBacklightFill light How to Promote Your Business With The Effective Video Marketing Strategies. Video Editing:At the beginning level, using free video editing tool would be the right choice.Run through your footage and pick up the best clips.Unless your video is particularly on-brand, avoid cliché transition or effects, use simple jump cuts.Publish Your Video After Following The Right SEO PracticesYou should never miss out the opportunity to get the free exposure and that’s why you must optimize your video. You must optimize your hashtags, titles, keywords, video description, etc.Always use an enticing title to draw the attention of your audience.You must choose a best time to publish your video on Social Media.Promote Your Video:Finally, don’t forget to share your video across all of your social media channels .You can also give a strong boost to your video’s engagement by replying to the comments and asking viewers to subscribe and share your post.Video marketing can seem an overwhelming job at first but if you follow these steps properly, you would be able to run an excellent video marketing campaign to promote your product or service.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => Irish Tech News now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. 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Are you risking your job using social media

first_imgWho would have thought, five years ago, that a simple tweet, a brazen Facebook post or a naively posted video or photograph could have you dusting off your CV?The simple truth is that people doggedly still believe they can say what they like on “their” own accounts.But in a world where a post, photo or video can go viral in seconds and literally millions of people can read what you have to say about your boss/company or product, being fired because of what you have done on social media is a very real possibility! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Read this hootsuite post on the do’s and don’ts of social media job suicide!In fact, the list would be so long they would have to update it every single day, as Darwin’s law culls the workplace of the social media inept…But what we can take away from the article is the need to ‘think before you post’.While Ladysmith is a small town, the Ladysmith Gazette site and the Ladysmith Gazette Facebook page have seen examples of social media suicide…Are you thinking before you Tweet? We hope so: Don’t make these mistakes— Hootsuite (@hootsuite) March 10, 2015Oh… and lastly, if you are not following us on twitter…Are you risking your job by what you post on social media? #firedforpost— Ladysmith Gazette (@LdyGazette) March 10, 2015Click ‘follow’ and stay one step ahead.last_img read more

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Looking to Make a LifeChanging Art Pilgrimage Here Are 12 FarFlung Museums

first_imgThe Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas Donald Judd’s Minimalist concrete cubes at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Courtesy of Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images.No list of remote art destinations would be complete without Chinati. Founded by Donald Judd in 1986, the museum and monument to minimalism is set inside a former military fort in West Texas. Conceived as a place to bring art, architecture, and the environment into coherent balance, the museum originally housed works by Judd, Dan Flavin, and John Chamberlain alone, but has since expanded to include contemporary artists whose work is in keeping with this vision. Naoshima, JapanA Yayoi Kusama pumpkin on view at the Benesse foundation in Naoshima, Japan. Courtesy of Veronique Durruty /Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.A tiny island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, Naoshima is an art junkie’s dream, with more museums per gorgeous square foot than you’re likely to find anywhere else. During the 1990s, Japanese businessman Soichiro Fukutake transformed the once-quiet isle into an immersive art destination centered around a largely subterranean museum designed by Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando. The Chichu Art Museum houses a world-class collection of works by Modern masters ranging from Claude Monet to James Turrell and Walter De Maria. Other highlights of the island include the Lee Ufan Museum and the Benesse House Museum. Not tired yet? The Teshima Art Museum and Inujima Seirensho Art Museum are accessible by ferry on a nearby island. Jupiter Artland in Wilkieston, Scotland Charles Jencks’ Cells of Life at Jupiter Artland. Courtesy of Steve Hodgeson/Flckr Creative Commons.Let your Alice in Wonderland fantasies come to life in this Scottish sculpture garden, where the green rolling hills are shaped into tiered ziggurat-like forms (the handiwork of landscape architect Charles Jencks) and whimsical outdoor sculptures pop up at every turn. The grounds are rumored to be situated on a meeting ground of the Knights Templar, which seems entirely possible: a ritualistic, though decidedly pagan, quality suffuses this arts destination. Wandering the grounds, you’ll discover works by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Cornelia Parker, Anish Kapoor, and many others. In the warmer months, visitors can expect outdoor performances by choreographers and other artists. Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward. James Turrell Museum in Salta, ArgentinaJames Turrell, Unseen Blue (2002). Florian Holzherr / Copyright James Turrell / Courtesy of Grupo Colomé.If James Turrell’s decades-in-the-works, far-flung Roden Crater tells us one thing, it’s that the Light and Space artist doesn’t particularly care about accessibility—but he is a perfectionist. The only museum devoted solely to Turrell is located deep in the Argentinean interior on the Hess vineyard, owned by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess. Designed by the artist himself, the museum features nine of Turrell’s signature immersive light installations and includes the largest of his skyspaces, Unseen Blue (2002), the centerpiece of the collection. Until Roden Crater opens to the public (and who knows when that will happen?), it’s the best way to immerse yourself in the artist’s entrancing work.  The Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, as idiosyncratic inside as outside, has made Hobart a destination for world travelers. Courtesy of  Auscape/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.If Australia isn’t far enough away for you, head to the island of Tasmania, off the country’s southeastern coast, where you’ll find the Museum of Old and New Art. The oddball institution houses (as its name would suggest) an eclectic mix of ancient, contemporary, and outright bizarre art from the collection of David Dominic Walsh, an eccentric Australian businessman, professional gambler, and art collector. The remote museum is not for the faint of heart (or stomach): one of its most infamous works is Belgian artist Wim Delvoye’s cloaca machine, also known “the shit machine,” which brings food through a series of tubes and chemical processes that mirror the digestive system. Though such outlandishness has fired up Walsh’s critics, the museum has been a much-needed boon for Tasmania’s tourism economy—and offered visitors great cocktail party fodder. Messner Mountain Museum in South Tyrol, ItalyElevation of picture window and viewing balcony. Messner Mountain Museum Corones, Mount Kronplatz, Italy. Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects, 2015. (Photo by: Hufton+Crow/View Pictures/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)If you like your culture with a side of hiking, the Messner Mountain Museum in Italy is for you. Developed by the champion mountaineer Reinhold Messner, the first man to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen, it is a constellation of six institutions devoted to the history and culture of mountain climbing. The newest museum in the bunch, called Corones, is a concrete vessel wedged into the side of a mountaintop by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The collection includes early maps, old hiking boots, and other tools of the trade. But as any climber will tell you, it’s not the destination (i.e., the museum) that will bring you joy as much as the journey to get there. Inhotim in Brumadinho, BrazilA work by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica on view at the Inhotim Centre for Contemporary Art in Brumadinho, some 60 km from Belo Horizonte, southeastern Brazil, on August 11, 2015. Courtesy of Nelson Almeida /AFP/Getty Images.Inhotim is a sprawling 5,000-acre garden and contemporary art institute that is home to both one of the largest contemporary art collections in Latin America as well as one of the biggest sculpture gardens in the world. Built in 2004 by (now embattled) former mining tycoon Bernardo Paz, Inhotim was—like many of its far-flung peers—developed as a place where the environment, art, and architecture come together. Artists including Hélio Oiticica, Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, and Vik Muniz were invited to display work in dedicated pavilions, offering them the space and budget to realize their wildest dreams. (Doug Aitken, for example, dropped a microphone into a 200-meter-deep well to allow visitors to hear the inner workings of the earth. You can’t do that at MoMA.) Another highlight: the majestic botanical garden designed by the late landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx. center_img Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen, AustraliaCourtesy of the Heide Museum.Located about 20 miles north of Melbourne, the Heide Museum is today regarded as one of Australia’s most significant cultural institutions. But the museum started out with more humble ambitions. It began as the home of John and Sunday Reed, a couple who purchased the property in 1934 and decided to open their doors to a circle of artists. Eventually, their growing and dazzling collection of contemporary art outgrew the confines of their home, so they added another building, Heide 2, to the compound in 1964. (A third “Heide” opened in the 2000s.) Now a full-fledged museum (and no longer a private home), Heide boasts a singular collection of Australian modern art including works by Mirka Mora, Charles Blackman, Joy Hester, and Albert Tucker. Amparo Museum in Puebla, MexicoPre-Columbian sculpture, Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico. Courtesy of Veronique Durruty/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.Housed in two colonial-era buildings, the Amparo Museum is set in the center of historic Puebla, a city two hours southeast of Mexico City. The sleepy museum remains shockingly under the radar considering it houses arguably the most significant collection of Mexican Pre-Columbian art and artifacts in the world. Here, visitors will find objects and artworks from Mesoamerica’s indigenous civilizations, especially the Maya, Aztecs, and Zapotecs, with highlights including a Huasteca necklace of 17 skulls carved from bone, the “Olmec Thinker” statue, a Mayan altar from Palenque, and a stele depicting the creation of the universe. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the nearby International Museum of the Baroque, with its surprisingly minimalist building designed by Toyo Ito.    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark Covered Walkway in Louisiana Museum. Courtesy of Robert van der Hilst/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images.The Louisiana Museum is not, as one might expect, found in the Bayou state of the American Southeast. Rather, it is located 25 miles north of Copenhagen. The name was coined by the man who built the structure that eventually became the museum; he had had three wives, each named Louise (yes, really). Here, you’ll find a world-class collection of Modern and contemporary art, with two floors of work by Giacometti and a Yayoi Kusama infinity room to boot. Well-traveled art lovers often cite the Louisiana as their favorite museum in the world—and with the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Øresund Sound and a solid program of contemporary exhibitions, it’s not hard to see why.  Are you longing to activate your out-of-office autoreply, but tired of hitting the same cities over and over? For your next big trip, consider adding an extra leg to visit a destination museum. From a tiny Japanese art island to a sprawling cultural compound in the Brazilian countryside, art institutions are springing up around the globe in far-flung locales that you might not otherwise think to visit. But trust us, it’s worth the trek. If the dreaded drum roll to Labor Day has your wanderlust in overdrive, check out our list of 12 unique museums you should travel the world to visit.AdChoicesADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads Fundação de Serralves in Porto, PortugalFundação de Serralves. Courtesy of Getty Images.The Fundação de Serralves is well equipped to delight and refresh any weary traveler. Encompassing a contemporary art museum, an Art Deco villa, and an idyllic garden, the institution is home to more than 4,000 works of contemporary art, with a strong representation of Portuguese artists, and is also known for orchestrating many a world-class temporary exhibition (a show by Joan Jonas is on view now). Just remember to wear your walking shoes: the expansive and biodiverse garden is interspersed with sculptures by artists such as Dan Graham, Angelo de Sousa, and Angela Bulloch. You’ll want to see it all.Follow artnet News on Facebook: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa  A sculpture by South African artist Nicholas Hlobo dominates the main hall in The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town on September 15, 2017. Photograph Courtesy of Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images).Zeitz MOCAA, which opened in 2017, is the largest museum in the world dedicated to contemporary African art. (Although it is located in a big city, we opted to stretch our definition and include it on this list because South Africa is a long flight away for most urban-dwellers.) Housed in former corn silo dating from the 1920s, the space—replete with a captivating honeycomb interior—was redesigned by architect Thomas Heatherwick to such great effect that he might be forgiven for the much-maligned Vessel in New York, completed a couple years later. The museum’s founding collection comes from the German businessman Jochen Zeitz, the former head of Puma, and includes work by Chris Ofili, El Anatsui, Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, and many others.last_img read more

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Water set to come back on shortly

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Residents of Aloe Park and surrounding areas have been without water from 9am this morning (Wednesday).People living in Cannon Road in the Hospital Park area are having the same problem.As of yet, no water tankers have been dispatched to help with the situation.According to uThukela, there is a problem at the pump station. One valve is out of order, but repairs are underway.Water should be back on at about 4.30pm.last_img

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National Law Firm Adds New Face to the Payrolls

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2011-09-09 Ryan Schuette September 9, 2011 430 Views Share in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img National Law Firm Adds New Face to the Payrolls “”Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell””: LLP overturned assumptions about the still-weak legal jobs market by adding a new face to its payrolls at the firm’s San Francisco office. “”Regina McClendon””: takes over as senior counsel at the firm’s location on the West Coast.[IMAGE]Commenting on the new addition, “”Matt Blackburn””:, managing partner at the West Coast office for the mortgage litigation firm, said in a statement that “”Regina brings a great mix of litigation experience and talent to our San Francisco office. She will increase our breadth and depth in serving mortgage banking companies and banks and financial institutions, and we’re happy to welcome her as part of our team.””[COLUMN_BREAK]As senior counsel, McClendon will head up the practice’s area of responsibility for class-action lawsuits, business and commercial litigation, and financial institution litigation.She will go to bat for mortgage bankers, auto finance companies, and an array of other financial institutions fraught with the likes of statutory violations, unfair practices, and fraud.She arrives at the firm with several years of credible experience, ascending to her new top spot as a member of the editorial board of advisors for the _Consumer Financial Services Law Report_, a current legal news publication for the financial services industry. The new senior counsel also holds a law degree from the “”University of California””: and a B.A. from the “”University of Texas””:””This is an opportunity for me to hit the ground running and continue my litigation focus with mortgage, auto finance and banking clients,”” McClendon said. “”I look forward to being part of Locke Lord’s growth in California and throughout the country.””According to its Web site, Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell is a national law firm staffed by over 600 attorneys that focus on real estate and financial services litigation, among a number of other legal matters.last_img read more

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Ocwen Adds FIS Parent Company to Lawsuit

first_img California Department of Business Oversight Fidelity National FIS loans mortgage Ocwen 2019-02-11 Radhika Ojha In 2017, Ocwen Financial Corporation had filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court alleging that Fidelity Information Services LLC  (FIS) had inflated its monthly rate and charged Ocwen for a variety of expenses while serving as its monitor for a 2015 mortgage servicing settlement case for the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO)Now, the servicer has filed an amended complaint that includes new fraud claims and also adds Fidelity National Information Services Inc, the parent company of FIS, as a defendant to the lawsuit after FIS produced documents showing that Fidelity National not only knew about the fraud but facilitated it in order to “boost” revenue. In this 59-page amended complaint, Ocwen said that Fidelity National benefitted from the additional revenue that FIS procured by fraud through its ownership of FIS.”Since Ocwen’s original filing in May 2017, discovery, in this case, has established that Fidelity Information Services’ (FIS) misconduct was much worse and more pervasive than Ocwen ever imagined.  Our amended complaint adds new fraud claims and names FIS’s parent company, publicly-traded Fidelity National Information Services (Fidelity National), as a defendant,” John Lovallo, Ocwen’s spokesperson told MReport. “Fidelity National not only knew about the fraud, but facilitated it to increase their financial performance. Ocwen will continue to vigorously pursue all remedies stemming from FIS’s fraudulent and abusive billing scheme to hold FIS and Fidelity National fully accountable for their actions.”According to the new complaint that was filed by Ocwen with the California Superior Court recently, though FIS had told the DBO that it would review 50,000 loan files over a two-year engagement, it utilized the $44.8 million charged for the audit in 11 months while reviewing less than 50,000 loan files and then asking for an additional sum to re-work on those files.Giving further proof to its original complaint of inflated billing by citing internal FIS documents, the new complaint alleged that “FIS did not have any of the staff, technology, or state/fed resources as represented to the DBO.” The complaint, citing an FIS executive, states that when FIS made these statements and were awarded the project, the company did not have any of these things in place.Additionally, the FIS executive allegedly said that the company had no checklists. “There were instead a limited number of generic . . . items . . . and no research materials or resources that were state-specific at all for California.”  And, “No technology tool existed for mortgage loan servicing review and examinations,” Ocwen said in its fresh complaint.The original lawsuit had claimed that whenever Ocwen questioned the legitimacy of FIS’ invoices or “confronted the company about their increasing enormity, FIS reiterated its misrepresentations that the hours and expenses reflected on the invoices were legitimately worked and incurred.”However, the new complaint cites that FIS fraudulently billed Ocwen for extensive re-work resulting in “massive work and time charges that had zero value.” The complaint, which cites written admissions by FIS senior managers says that FIS hid both the original faulty work and the subsequent re-work and charged Ocwen for both.The complaint documents admissions from FIS executives that the company lied to the DBO about its “purported Ocwen findings and its billing practices.Click here to read more about this case. February 11, 2019 1,145 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicingcenter_img Ocwen Adds FIS Parent Company to Lawsuit Sharelast_img read more

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first_img California: Citrus greening identified again on Ri … California citrus: “A lot of unusual dynamics” in … U.S.: California port’s ag exports rise despite ta … April 11 , 2019 Strawberries in Charts: Expected California shorta … center_img You might also be interested in Pundit’s Mailbag — How About Subsidy Money For GTIN Conversion?Pundit’s Mailbag — The Irresponsibility Of Whole Foods’ ‘Responsibly Grown’ CampaignPundit’s Mailbag – A Look Back At Fresh & Easy: Tesco’s Insistence On UK Suppliers Building Facilities In The USA Increased Overhead And Reduced Flexibility… The End Was Easy To Predict Even At The BeginningNow Eric read the same release we did and focused in on the same question we did:The problem no one wants to talk about is that some major retailers and big box stores still buy products from leafy greens growers that are in the 1%.The FDA named-source at the center of the most recent romaine recall (and now alleged by FDA to have been the source of another recall a year earlier) was not a member of LGMA. Yet, the grower was still able to sell leafy greens into retail and terminal markets during a time when romaine was short of supply.This was a problem on the buy side when we formed the LGMA back in 2006 and unfortunately still continues today. As long as retailers and big box stores continue to have different buying guidelines for an over-supplied market and a short supplied market, the leafy greens industry will continue to bear the brunt of the 1%. —Eric Schwartz, CEOEckert FoodsSalinas, CaliforniaThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) completed its investigation on February 13, 2019. Prior to completing its investigation, the FDA said this:On December 13, 2018, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., in Santa Barbara County, recalled products that may have come into contact with water from the water reservoir where the outbreak strain was found. The firm recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower harvested on November 27 through 30, 2018. According to the firm, the lettuce and cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.The Adam Bros. recall has prompted a recall by Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA. The firm recalled sandwiches and other products under the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels.Now we don’t actually know that any Adams Bros. Farming product was contaminated, but — and maybe this is the most important thing for the industry to know — the company is not a member of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. Yet we know that Spokane Produce wound up with the Adams Bros. product. In fact, Adams Bros has said that recalled product was widely distributed:Cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA. Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada; red and green leaf lettuce was distributed to wholesalers in CA, CO, OR, TX, PA, WA, and Canada; red leaf lettuce only was distributed to a wholesaler in MN, and Tijuana, Mexico.Of course, if all these wholesalers had the product, it had to be sold to retailers and restaurants just as widely dispersed. Indeed, one of the oddities of the Adams Bros. recall is why there weren’t dozens of follow-up recalls by the wholesalers who received the product.The LGMA was always a second choice. Back in 2007, in a piece titled, “Cutting Through The Agendas: What’s a Buyer to Do,” we wrote:Even in California, the initial plan of Western Growers Association was to move from a Marketing Agreement — which always poses the danger that companies won’t join or will withdraw from participation — to a Marketing Order that would be mandatory for all.Marketing Orders customarily call for the growers to vote to establish and maintain the Marketing Order. Typically, there is some type of “supermajority” provision, whereas a majority of the growers representing a majority of the crop must endorse a plan.WGA killed that plan because it was certain the plan would be voted down. In other words, even among spinach and leafy greens growers, even in California, there is no consensus for a mandatory food safety solution that we can take to government.It is obvious that even the 1% of non-compliance is a risk too large for the industry to take.Improving the metrics is an excellent idea. But it is time for industry leadership to get back to the drawing board. How do we make sure that 100% of the crop entering commercial trade is grown in line with LGMA standards?In the short term, there is a sense that the urgency for buyers to make sure they were only buying product in line with the LGMA standards has slipped. Perhaps LGMA and its sister Arizona organization, the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, can maintain a list on their websites, just as they do of producer members, of buying organizations that have signed binding agreements to only purchase LGMA-compliant product.Eric Schwartz makes the mention of variable standards being adopted by buyers in tight markets. There is just no place for variable food safety standards by commercial buyers.Although the FDA does not disclose the buyers of product unless a recall is involved, the list on this recall seems heavy to wholesalers. LGMA and the Arizona LGMA would be wise to set up an educational outreach to wholesalers — reminding them of the importance of conforming to these standards and educating them on ways to make sure their suppliers are in conformance.We will even pitch in. There are loads of wholesalers from around the US and Canada who attend The New York Produce Show and Conference, presented by the Eastern Produce Council and Pundit sister publication, PRODUCE BUSINESS. We will donate a booth and staff hotel rooms to support the LGMA and Arizona LGMA in this wholesale outreach.In an example of the law of unintended consequences, one reason getting compliance is so hard is because advocacy groups for food safety and the courts have changed the standard over the years so that people and companies do not have to be found negligent to be held responsible. The mere introduction of an adulterant into commerce is a crime.Under a negligence-based system, producers would be able to say, “I followed the Leafy Greens metrics,” and that would exonerate them. Buyers would be able to say, “I only bought from adherents of the Leafy Greens metrics” and that would exonerate them.Under current law, following even the most rigorous food safety standards doesn’t matter. If you introduce a pathogen into commerce, and it causes injury, you are liable. Generally speaking, retailers are only contingently liable. They pay up only if the producer cannot pay the bill. This is why the retail focus on food safety issues often revolves around the adequacy of liability insurance.In the UK, however, there is a different legal standard, and UK retailers have to demonstrate they were not negligent themselves. We wrote a piece for The New Atlantis almost ten years ago laying out this problem. The piece was titled, How to Improve Food Safety: Aggrandizing the FDA Only Distracts from Real Solutions, and we focused on the necessity of making retailers responsible for failing to enforce rigorous food safety standards.It will be very difficult to change such legal standards, so, perhaps industry efforts need to refocus on a Marketing Order as a tool that could actually cover the whole industry.How much more should the fully compliant industry suffer because of a few bad actors? And how many more people will die?Fixing this is both a financial and a moral imperative. By Jim Prevor, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Produce Business magazine. This column first appeared on the website.Who Is Buying Product Not In Compliance With Leafy Greens Metrics?Where Are The Industry Leaders Stepping Up To Solve This Problem?Tightening Water Metrics Is Great — But Not Enough.Eliminating The 1% From Commercial Trade Is A Financial And Moral ObligationDuring the most recent Romaine food-safety-related outbreak, we authored a piece for The Wall Street Journal, titled Lettuce Try Not to Panic. The point of the piece was two-fold: To explain that the risk is really infinitesimal, and to point out that the government, by issuing recommendations rather than disclosing the risk, is defining a purpose of government not in line with traditional notions of the liberty of free citizens.What we were not doing in the article was claiming that we had reached a state of perfection or that, as an industry, we shouldn’t strive to improve the system and thus reduce the risk of a food safety problem even further.Recently, in evidence that the industry was working to find paths of improvement, The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement made an announcement that the organization would be tightening certain metrics related to the use of surface water for overhead irrigation in response to the food safety issues of 2018:Responding to issues of the past year, the leafy greens industry is continuing to address required water standards, particularly those related to use of surface waters. The LGMA is committed to strengthening its required food safety practices for all certified LGMA members who produce 99% of the leafy greens produced in California.For the past three months, the leafy greens industries in California and Arizona have been developing new water guidelines. An industry group facilitated by Western Growers has taken the lead in this effort, and there is broad agreement that using untreated surface waters for overhead irrigation during the final weeks of production presents an elevated risk. Changes to the LGMA’s required food safety practices (metrics) to reduce this risk are being developed with input from food safety scientists and several LGMA member companies.The LGMA will make an announcement with specifics about the new metrics as soon as they are finalized and accepted by the LGMA Advisory Board. We are confident this can happen in the next four to six weeks.Once accepted, the new metrics will be shared with the industry and they will become part of the mandatory government audits that are part of the LGMA food safety system. The LGMA will also begin an education and outreach effort to ensure all members of the leafy greens community understand how to comply with the new standards.Taylor Farms announced that it is not waiting for the process to be formalized through the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and that, starting May 1, 2019, it would only source product from growers who mitigate risk by performing on-site treatment of water for organisms of concern before the water is used in overhead irrigation:During the last year, the Romaine lettuce markets have been shut down two separate times by the federal government following epidemiological links of certain Romaine products to illnesses and deaths caused by E. coli pathogens. The tragic illnesses and persistent negative publicity surrounding these events has eroded confidence in the healthy products the leafy greens industry produces every day and draws attention away from the food safety advancements made by many members of the leafy greens industry.  Based on results from the FDA traceback work, as well as industry research, open source irrigation water has been identified as a meaningful risk factor for promoting the harborage and transmission of pathogens when not managed properly. More specifically, research has shown that an untreated water source, coupled with overhead irrigation techniques, can prove to be a synergistic combination for the growth and transmission of certain harmful pathogens. Fortunately, this risk can be mitigated through on-site treatment of the water, for organisms of concern, prior to usage. Through this letter, Taylor Farms is committing to source product from Leafy Green Growers who take this additional step to treat water coming from and/or distributed through open sources prior to use in overhead irrigation. Starting May 1, 2019, Taylor Farms is committed to only source leafy green products which are grown in conformance with the heightened water standards mentioned above.  Along with managing irrigation water more stringently, Taylor Farms is committing to engage in continuous research in our farming, manufacturing and transportation processes to develop science-based solutions for identifying and eliminating risk that ultimately impacts the products that we depend on. The success of our industry is dependent on the industry delivering safe and wholesome products. This is a critical next step.—Mark Borman President  Taylor Farms CaliforniaThese are both very positive steps for the industry and real signs of leadership. But in reading the LGMA release, we couldn’t help but be drawn to the missing 1%. The release says: The LGMA is committed to strengthening its required food safety practices for all certified LGMA members who produce 99% of the leafy greens produced in California.Just as we were reading this, we received a note from Eric Schwartz. 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