by Rosie PopeLes Biggs – Trace Pitt Rivers Museum, 20th October 2007-29th June 2008 High-street homogeneity and disposable culture are intrinsically hateable, yet, as any Primark-goer will testify, they are also a persistent part of student life. For those who appreciate craft, who believe in looking after things, the Pitt Rivers Museum is the ultimate eye-feast. Even if you have frequented the legendary building tucked behind the Natural History Museum before, there is now the chance to peep at Les Biggs’ installation Trace, and extend that inter-essay musing. The artist has reacted to the museum’s extensive collection, much of which is not on show to the public, but is kept in storage, carefully labelled and boxed. It is this neat and meticulous system of ordering behind the scenes that was the main inspiration for Trace. A homage to orderliness, the artwork is comprised of over a hundred ceramic boxes with delicate quotes and fictitious artefacts fired-on underneath their glaze. The little doodleish watercolour images could be taken for actual objects considering the sheer quirky range of things housed in the museum. However, they are merely products of the artist’s imagination. The quotes beside them are seemingly whimsical but are factual, dictionary definitions of words, quotes and references to cultural eccentricity. The porcelain boxes’ interiors are open to imagination. Their labels are suggestive and at times comic. The installation is almost magnetic as it is presented in a museum-like cabinet, encouraging passers-by to peer in. Yet passers-by are all who look. Modesty is the name of the game here. Tucked away in a remote corner of the museum and barely advertised (the security guard didn’t know where it was!), the piece tries to, and succeeds in, simultaneously blending into and standing out from the museum’s dense displays. The installation is even more entwined with the collection than meets the eye, as 96 of the boxes are dotted around the rest of the cabinets, sitting next to masks, knives, shrunken heads and voodoo dolls. Trace is an antidote for those tired of clinical white-box artwork and of factory produce. The close relationship with the thousands of beautiful, curious, unique objects housed within the glass cabinets and labeled boxes is palpable. Biggs has succeeded in creating a self-effacing display which instead turns the viewer back to the curious around him.
Previous articleCrash in Niles injures four, one with potentially life-threatening injuriesNext articleBethel University’s third annual Give Back Gala set for July 17 Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest Twitter Google+ Elkhart City Council passes resolution for municipal IDs WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) A new identification card option will soon be available to Elkhart residents.During Monday’s Elkhart City Council meeting, the Council unanimously passed a resolution to create a municipal ID. The City ID, called PRIDE (Proud Resident ID for Elkhart), allows the cardholder to show who they are and where they live.The ID can be used in multiple situations, such as when parents attend events at their children’s school, when residents interact with law enforcement as a victim or a witness to a crime, or to present as a means of identification to healthcare professionals.The Council voted 9-0 in favor of the IDs, making Elkhart the fourth city in Indiana to have a municipal ID program. Elkhart joins South Bend, Goshen and Plymouth. TAGSapprovedElkhartElkhart City Councilididentification cardIndianamunicipalPRIDEProud Resident ID for Elkhartresolutionvote Twitter Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – June 17, 2020 7 890
Tag: 上海后花园 Ireland stun Windies in T20 clash
The hosts were restricted to 116 for eight, Chris Gayle top-scoring with just 18 as Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien and Alex Cusack took two wickets apiece. From eight for two, Ireland powered to 117 for four to win with five balls to spare as Ed Joyce top-scored with 40 not out. Windies captain Darren Sammy won the toss but his side struggled to build momentum, save for two early sixes from Dwayne Smith (14). He and Gayle put on 31 before falling in successive overs and wickets continued to fall at regluar intervals. Marlon Samuels and Lendl Simmons made 16 apiece and Andre Russell hit 15, with the 10 batsmen required all scoring between three not out and 18. Cusack was the pick of the bowlers with two for 17 in four overs, figures matched by O’Brien in two while Murtagh took two for 28. Irish captain William Porterfield hit the third ball of their innings for four but was dismissed by the next and opening partner Paul Stirling followed in the next over. But Joyce put on a steady 29 with Gary Wilson before the crucial partnership, 58 with Andrew Poynter. Poynter hit six fours in an innings of 32 from 30 balls before being bowled by Sunil Narine. Ireland still needed 22 at that stage but Joyce, whose watchful 49-ball innings contained just two boundaries, was joined by O’Brien (15no) to see them home. The teams meet again over 20 overs on Friday before a one-off one-day international on Sunday, also at the Jamaican venue. Ireland earned a famous win over the West Indies in their first of two Twenty20 internationals at Sabina Park. Press Association
Tag: 上海后花园 Cardinals, officials in ‘good place’ with talks on Kyler Murray snap claps, Kliff Kingsbury says
“I feel we are in a good place with it,” Kingsbury told reporters earlier this week. “It’s just something new and there is some subjectivity to it, but I think we have come to an understanding.… Just an abrupt motion without the actual clap is what we have to avoid. We’ve come to that place and we understand that.”Claps are certainly allowed in the NFL, but they aren’t nearly as common in the pros as they are at the collegiate level. Despite the initial reactions to Murray’s unusual cadence, Kingsbury says he’ll stick to the routine that makes his quarterback comfortable moving forward. Related News Regardless, it looks like officials with have to adjust to Murray’s style of play as the season goes on. The Oklahoma product was selected first overall and has been tasked with turning around an Arizona team that went 3-13 last year and is paired with a first-year head coach.People have their doubts the 5-10 quarterback has the chops to make it in the NFL and Arizona will try to make him feel at home so he can thrive in his rookie season. Kyler Murray’s pre-snap clap threw officials off in the Cardinals’ 33-26 preseason loss to the Raiders on Thursday and coach Kliff Kingsbury says the two sides are working on clearing up the confusion.Murray was flagged for two false starts against Oakland and says he was told his claps were “too abrupt” and “not smooth enough.” Kingsbury believes progress is being made toward a resolution though. Patriots’ Josh Gordon reinstated; Roger Goodell, Bill Belichick release statements Murray had a strong showing in a win over the Chargers last week, but his performance against Oakland was hampered by poor field position due to penalties. He only completed three of his eight passing attempts against the Raiders for 12 yards, leading to speculation that Arizona’s college offense might not be the best fit for the NFL. Eagles signing veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal
The man who once starred at the pinnacle of boxing, winning several world titles, died Saturday after being ambushed in a parking lot back in the Puerto Rican town of Bayamon where he was born. Packets of cocaine were found were found in the car in which he was shot.Camacho, 50, left behind a reputation for flamboyance—leading fans in cheers of “It’s Macho time!” before fights—and for fearsome skills as one of the top fighters of his generation.“He excited boxing fans around the world with his inimitable style,” promoter Don King told The Associated Press.Camacho fought professionally for three decades, from his humble debut against David Brown at New York’s Felt Forum in 1980 to an equally forgettable swansong against Saul Duran in Kissimmee, Florida, in 2010.In between, he fought some of the biggest stars spanning two eras, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Roberto Duran.“Hector was a fighter who brought a lot of excitement to boxing,” said Ed Brophy, executive director of International the Boxing Hall of Fame. “He was a good champion. Roberto Duran is kind of in a class of his own, but Hector surely was an exciting fighter that gave his all to the sport.”Camacho’s family moved to New York when he was young and he grew up in Spanish Harlem, which at the time was rife with crime. Camacho landed in jail as a teenager before turning to boxing, which for many kids in his neighborhood provided an outlet for their aggression.“This is something I’ve done all my life, you know?” Camacho told The Associated Press after a workout in 2010. “A couple years back, when I was doing it, I was still enjoying it. The competition, to see myself perform. I know I’m at the age that some people can’t do this no more.”Former featherweight champion Juan Laporte, a friend since childhood, described Camacho as “like a little brother who was always getting into trouble,” but otherwise combined a friendly nature with a powerful jab.“He’s a good human being, a good hearted person,” Laporte said as he waited with other friends and members of the boxer’s family outside the hospital in San Juan after the shooting. “A lot of people think of him as a cocky person but that was his motto … Inside he was just a kid looking for something.”Laporte lamented that Camacho never found a mentor to guide him outside the boxing ring.“The people around him didn’t have the guts or strength to lead him in the right direction,” Laporte said. “There was no one strong enough to put a hand on his shoulder and tell him how to do it.”George Lozada, a longtime friend from New York who flew to Puerto Rico on Saturday, recalled that just hours after he was released from prison after serving a murder sentence, he received a call from Camacho, who was waiting outside his apartment in a black Porsche.“He said, ‘Come down, I’m taking you shopping,’” Lozada said, wiping away tears.“Because of him, man, I got what I got today,” he said, pointing to pictures on his smartphone of his 6-year-old daughter. “Because of Hector, I stopped the drug scene … He’s helped so many people.”Drug, alcohol and other problems trailed Camacho himself after the prime of his boxing career. He was sentenced in 2007 to seven years in prison for the burglary of a computer store in Mississippi. While arresting him on the burglary charge in January 2005, police also found the drug ecstasy.A judge eventually suspended all but one year of the sentence and gave Camacho probation. He wound up serving two weeks in jail, though, after violating that probation.Camacho’s former wife, Amy, obtained a restraining order against him in 1998, alleging he threatened her and one of their children. The couple, who had two children at the time, later divorced.He divided his time between Puerto Rico and Florida in recent years, appearing on Spanish-language television as well as on a reality show called “Es Macho Time!” on YouTube.Inside the boxing ring, Camacho flourished. He won three Golden Gloves titles as an amateur, and after turning pro, he quickly became a contender with an all-action style reminiscent of other Puerto Rican fighters.Long promoted by Don King, Camacho won his first world title by beating Rafael Limon in a super-featherweight bout in Puerto Rico on Aug. 7, 1983. He moved up in weight two years later to capture a lightweight title by defeating Jose Luis Ramirez, and successfully defended the belt against fellow countryman Edwin Rosario.The Rosario fight, in which the victorious Camacho still took a savage beating, persuaded him to scale back his ultra-aggressive style in favor of a more cerebral, defensive approach.The change in style was a big reason that Camacho, at the time 38-0, lost a close split decision to Greg Haugen at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in 1991.Camacho won the rematch to set up his signature fight against Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez, this time at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Camacho was roundly criticized for his lack of action, and the Mexican champion won a lopsided unanimous decision to retain the lightweight title.“Even though people say I beat him easily, it wasn’t that way,” Chavez told Mexico’s ESPN-Radio Formula this week. “He was a very fast fighter, he faced everything and it was very hard for me.”“He revolutionized boxing, Chavez said. “It’s a shame he got mixed up in so many problems.”After that loss, Camacho became the name opponent for other rising contenders, rather than the headliner fighting for his own glory.He lost a unanimous decision to another young Puerto Rican fighter, Trinidad, and was soundly defeated by De La Hoya. In 1997, Camacho ended Leonard’s final comeback with a fifth-round knockout. It was Camacho’s last big victory even though he boxed for another decade.The fighter’s last title bout came in 1997 against welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya, who won by unanimous decision. Camacho’s last fight was his defeat by Saul Duran in May 2010. He had a career record of 79-6-3.Doctors pronounced Camacho dead on Saturday after he was removed from life support at his family’s direction. He never regained consciousness after at least one gunman crept up to the car in a darkened parking lot and opened fire.No arrests and have been made, and authorities have not revealed many details beyond the facts that police found cocaine in the car and that the boxer and his friend, who was killed at the scene, had no idea the attack was coming. “Apparently, this was a surprise,” said Alex Diaz, a police spokesman.Survivors include his mother; three sisters, Raquel, Estrella and Ester; a brother, Felix; and four sons, Hector Jr., Taylor, Christian and Justin. COLORFUL CHAMPION—In this July 14, 2001 photo, boxing champ Hector “Macho” Camacho celebrates after defeating Roberto Duran in their super middleweight National Boxing Association championship fight in Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File) by Danica CotoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)—Hector “Macho” Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.
Tag: 上海后花园 New film tackles race with humour
Billed as South Africa’s biggest comedy yet, Tyrel Meyer and Astara Mwakalumbwa, star in I Now Pronounce You Black and White.(Image: I Now Pronounce You Black AndWhite) MEDIA CONTACTS • Oliver Rodger Ollywood Productions +27 21 424 4507 RELATED ARTICLES • SA films scoops awards at Fespaco • Global acclaim for SA film • Rebate boost for SA film • 2010 opportunities for SA filmNosimilo RamelaA new South African film is set to draw crowds to cinemas this May. Billed as the country’s biggest romantic comedy yet, I Now Pronounce You Black and White uses humour to explore the delicate and often fraught issue of inter-racial relationships.The film is set in Cape Town, in the Western Cape province, and looks at the lives of a young couple, Simon Dawson, played by Tyrel Meyer and his girlfriend, Jackie Msolisi, played by Astara Mwakalumbwa.After a whirlwind romance, Dawson, a white, Jewish male and Msolisi, a black South African, decide to get engaged – but this infuriates both sets of traditionally minded parents.Dawson’s dad, Felix, played by Ian Roberts, is a staunch, conservative Afrikaner and his wife Sheila, played by Bo Petersen, is Jewish. They are determined to stop the wedding as they believe their son would be marrying below himself.Pauline and Clarence Msolisi, played by Sylvia Mdunyelwa and Kwezi Kobus, are Jackie’s parents and are equally shocked by their daughter’s decision. In the film Pauline says she “doesn’t trust white people” and would much prefer Jackie to marry “a nice black man” and have many children. She also wants to derail the wedding plans.Through the genre of comedy the film explores racial stereotyping and deep-seated tensions that, at times, are still part of the South African reality due to the country’s history of racial segregation under apartheid.Under this system South Africans were classified according to their race – for example black, white, coloured or Indian – and integration was forbidden. White people were also afforded superior rights over other groups. The first democratic elections in 1994 formally ended almost 50 years of apartheid rule in the country.Easing tensionsDirected by Oliver Rodger, I Now Pronounce You Black and White has been hailed as an important local production. “I think this is a great South African film. It allows us to look at ourselves and start to talk about our reality – even laugh about it – without getting too emotional,” said Tamryn Bishops, who is doing an honours degree in film at the University of the Witwatersrand.Fellow student Keren Jackson agrees: “I think the film uses humour and romance very well to help us address racial issues under the safety and guidance of entertainment,” she said. Jackson is studying at Afda film school in Johannesburg.“I love the fact that it also uses the country’s greatest actors. They carry the humour well while getting us to think about serious issues at the same time. As South Africans they understand the issues very well and portray the characters honestly.”The film will debut at the annual Cape Winelands Film Festival from 17 to 27 March and be released at Nu Metro cinemas around the country on 14 May.“I really can’t wait for this film to come out, I think it’s going to be another great local production, following Tsotsi, Jerusalema, White Wedding, and District 9,” Bishops said.
Tag: 上海后花园 Green stem in soybeans
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One issue that impacts soybean harvest in the eastern Corn Belt at some level each year is green stem syndrome. Green stem syndrome could be larger issue for the 2017 harvest because of latter planting dates in many areas. When green stem syndrome occurs, stems and leaves can remain green after pods have matured. As a result, while pods and seeds are mature and dry enough to be harvested, harvest operations can be slowed as combines have more difficulty dealing with stems and leaves that are still green. In addition to creating harvest delays, green stem syndrome can increase fuel consumption and result in shattering losses if growers delay harvest until stems have fully matured.The occurrence of green stems varies from year-to-year and can be affected by several factors, such as:• Viral infections • Insect feeding • Late planting • Drought stress • Application of fungicides.Successful management of green stem syndrome requires management practices that include timely planting, establishing adequate plant stands, irrigation, and controlling insects/pests. By making these management practices a priority, growers can minimize the likelihood that green stem syndrome will develop in their soybean fields. Although green stem syndrome slows down harvest, soybeans should be harvested as soon as pods are fully mature in order to minimize harvest losses due to shattering.
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton fullback Matt Targett says Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield is a six-pointer.Saints lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Arsenal, but remain just two points ahead of the Terriers, who are second bottom.Targett said: “It really is a massive game.”It’s nice to beat a top club because we haven’t done it in a while, so that is massive for us.”That shows the mentality of our side, but this week is our six-pointer.”We need to continue working hard and take on the new challenges.”If you look at fixtures, we are targeting the next two games.”We have to take maximum points, so we have to go to Huddersfield and work as hard as we did against Arsenal.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson: We want to intimidate oppositionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson admits they want to start intimidating the opposition.The Reds face Manchester City on Thursday.The full-back is not sure whether Liverpool carry that aura just yet, though when asked if it is something they hope to achieve, he said: “Of course. If teams are coming here maybe a bit worried then of course that works to our advantage.”But it only works to our advantage if we make it. Today we did that by going behind (against Arsenal) and we hit them hard straight after it so it was really good.”If people are worrying coming here then it’s a good sign for us, but it’s up to us to continue that and we need to keep winning games by doing that.”