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The China model on the catwalk: can fashion retailing recover?

first_img LOGIN Reset Your Password By Alex Lennane 30/04/2020 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login Premium subscriber LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email*center_img << Go back Password* © Citalliance Email* As China eases itself out of lockdown and stores re-open, the rest of the world is looking to see how its economy and retail sector has been affected – and what lessons can be learned.Retail globally has been rocked to its core – on top of a difficult 2019, the average market capitalisation of apparel, fashion and luxury dropped 40% between January and 24 March this year.McKinsey, in a thorough report on the state of fashion during coronavirus, estimates revenue ... Forgotten your password? Please click here Resetlast_img read more

Laois Hospice Sunflower Day looking for volunteers this weekend

first_imgHome News Community Laois Hospice Sunflower Day looking for volunteers this weekend NewsCommunity Laois Hospice Sunflower Day looking for volunteers this weekend Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By Siun Lennon – 7th June 2018 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleGardai offer tips to avoid getting burgled while on holidaysNext articleExtra funding hopes for new Portlaoise Library Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook Pinterest TAGSLaois HospiceLaois Hospice Sunflower Day Community WhatsApp Community The 28th annual Laois Hospice Sunflower Day takes place this weekend on Friday, June 8.Laois Hospice Foundation are looking for people with an hour to spare on the day.Volunteers would be collecting at various locations around Portlaoise.All money raised in Laois, stay in LaoisAll monies collected in Laois will be spent on hospice services in Laois.Alternatively, you can buy a sunflower from Laois Hospice on the day.If you are interested in volunteering for an hour or two, you can contact Mary Delaney on 086 8157280.SEE ALSO – Croke Park Diary: Graiguecullen are Up for the Match, Friday Night memories and TV black out Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Rugby Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Pop-up Christmas shop and outdoor cafe set to open in Portarlington

first_img Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd November 2020 Pop-up Christmas shop and outdoor cafe set to open in Portarlington Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival A pop-up Christmas shop with 20,000 square foot of retail space and an outdoor cafe is set to open in Portarlington on December 2.The team behind the hugely successful GardenShop.ie website are opening a garden centre in the Dublin Road Business Park in spring of 2021 and ahead of that they are opening a pop-up Christmas shop for the month of December.As well as the 20,000 square foot retail space which will have a range of plants, flowers and Christmas decorations and lights, they have built a warm food kiosk and have created an outdoor seating area in keeping with their shipping container theme.They have worked with a graffiti artist from Portarlington, a wood worker from Portlaoise and a willow sculpture from Monasterevin to make the space what it is.They will be championing local food producers and Irish handmade gifts.The shop will open on December 2 and will sell a range of Christmas decorations as well as some locally produced products & artisan food. You can also pick out your own real Christmas tree from a selection of over 200 locally grown non shed trees.With a range of kids tools, growing kits, gift sets, glass terrariums, bird care & wildlife products & garden decorations there is something for everyoneFrom all our team at TheGardenShop we hope to see you soon. SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, November 23, 2020Next articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday LaoisToday Reporter center_img TAGSGarden ShopPortarlington WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic Twitter Home Sponsored Pop-up Christmas shop and outdoor cafe set to open in Portarlington Sponsored Facebook Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival last_img read more

New classrooms under construction

first_imgNew classrooms under construction NT GovernmentRemote schools and students with additional needs will benefit from a $6 million project to build 15 new classrooms.The Northern Territory Government has awarded four contracts to Territory businesses to deliver the modular classrooms to eight schools.These packages of works form part of the Territory Labor Government’s $11 million classroom stimulus program, announced last year.The new classrooms provide high-quality educational spaces with good acoustic qualities and state-of-the-art IT connectivity.Schools that will benefit from these new classrooms are:· Alekerenge – 3;· Newcastle Waters – 1;· Gapuwiyak – 2;· Neutral Junction – 1;· Ngukurr – 2;· Woodroffe Primary – 3; and· Nightcliff Primary (includes one for Nemarluk Annexe) – 2.Another site will be announced following consultation with the community.Classrooms at Nightcliff Primary School and Woodroffe Primary School are for students with additional needs.The new classrooms will, in most cases, replace aged infrastructure and the stimulus includes a modest allowance for the demolition of current buildings.The buildings will rollout to schools from June, with some scheduled to be delivered in July.Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Lauren Moss:“The Territory Labor Government is investing in school infrastructure by providing contemporary learning environments for our teachers to deliver high-quality teaching and learning programs tailored to meet the needs of their students.“Ten of the 15 classrooms will be delivered to remote areas across Barkly and Arnhem with five for students with additional needs in Palmerston and Darwin.“We know that a strong, inclusive and supportive education system will see all students, irrespective of their ability, reach their full potential and achieve meaningful outcomes, and this project will see these two schools receive much-needed classrooms that will provide learning amenities to support students with additional needs.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Barkly, community, Darwin, education, Government, infrastructure, meet, Minister, Newcastle, Northern Territory, outcomes, Palmerston, project, school, studentslast_img read more

Inaugural Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Lecture to take place April 4

first_img Published: March 29, 2018 Never officially recognized during her lifetime, Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the first African American woman to graduate from the university, will be posthumously honored this spring.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Inaugural Lucile Berkeley Buchanan LectureWhen: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30–8 p.m.Where: Old Main ChapelOn April 4, CU Boulder Associate Professor of Media Studies Polly McLean will give the first Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Lecture. McClean spent more than a decade exhuming Buchanan’s story and finally correcting the university’s official history, which erroneously stated the first black woman to graduate from CU earned her degree in 1924—when, in fact, Buchanan, graduated from CU in 1918.Later this spring, McLean’s book Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family’s Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High will be published. And at the May commencement, McLean will accept Buchanan’s diploma and the recognition officially withheld for a century, a move Chancellor Philip DiStefano has called “long overdue.”Learn more about Buchanan’s impressive story and how McClean helped bring it to light.Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

From Student Affairs: Self-care tips for winter break

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 6, 2018 Taking care of ourselves and finding ways to relax is especially important during times of stress. With the busy fall semester ending next week, take some time to practice self-care over winter break and get yourself ready for the next semester.Self-care doesn’t have to be a big investment of time or money. Whether you have a few minutes or a few days, here are some ideas to relax and recharge.If you have a few minutes…Take some time to stretch and do a guided breathing exercise with the free Breathe2Relax app.Try gratitude journaling and jot down a quick list of things you are grateful for.Plug in your headphones and listen to your favorite song or watch a funny video.Make positivity lists of accomplishments you’re proud of, places you’d like to go someday, things you like about yourself, improvements you’ve made and so on.If you have a couple of hours…Borrow a book from the library and find a comfortable spot to read.Find joyful movement in your day. Take a walk, stretch, hike or watch free YouTube videos for yoga or pilates.Take some time to learn stress-management techniques through the SilverCloud Health online portal.Try out a crossword puzzle, Sudoku, word search or other mind-engaging game. Most are available as free apps.Call a friend or family member and reconnect. Get new Netflix recommendations, share updates from your life, exchange recipes—whatever keeps the conversation flowing and positive for you.If you have a day…Try a new hobby, such as drawing, cooking or martial arts. Find free online tutorials or videos to get you started.Take advantage of local low-cost and free entertainment, such as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CU’s Museum of Natural History or ice skating at the Rec Center (CU faculty and staff can visit the Rec Center for free between Dec. 26 and Jan. 6).Find a cause you care about and look into volunteer opportunities. Research shows when our actions align with our values, we tend to feel more relaxed and have a more positive outlook.Categories:From Student AffairsMind & BodyCampus Communitylast_img read more

House Approves Removal of 3,000 Posts from Civil Service

first_imgHouse Approves Removal of 3,000 Posts from Civil Service ParliamentSeptember 13, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The House of Representatives has approved the removal of over 3,000 posts from the civil service. This was done through approval of the Civil Service Establishment (General) (Amendment) Order 2012 Resolution, which was moved by Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley, in the House, on September 11. Mr. Dalley explained that a circular was sent out in June 2012 to various State entities requesting a review of the posts which the departments, agencies and ministries felt could be removed from the establishment. “So far, the resulting submission yielded 3,100 posts. These include, but are not limited to, obsolete classifications, non critical posts made vacant through retirement or resignation and posts that have been made vacant for a long time, but still remain on the establishment,” the Minister said. He added that Departments which have become statutory organisations and have duplicated posts, for example, the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities, also indicated that some of these posts will have to be abolished. “This is still a work in progress, as more posts can be identified for removal from the establishment and additionally the public sector monitoring committee is still working on other areas, such as staff orders, leave arrangements, pension arrangements, rationalisation in the public sector and issues of public service regulations,” Mr. Dalley said. He added that the Government remains committed to the process of dialogue and will not take any decision without the input of stakeholders. “We want to improve and make the public sector leaner and more efficient. But we will do this not through drastic separation of persons from their jobs, but through a process of attrition, resignation and abolition of posts that are not necessary,” Mr. Dalley noted.  Most of the cuts came from the Ministry of Health, where 1,046 posts are being eliminated. RelatedHouse Approves Removal of 3,000 Posts from Civil Service RelatedHouse Approves Removal of 3,000 Posts from Civil Servicecenter_img RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisementslast_img read more

Sciortino carries Athena into the A1 semifinals

first_imgSciortino carries Athena into the A1 semifinals Share on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add to Google+ Subscribe by Email Print This Post By Paul Gotham on May 22, 2018No Comment center_img Connect on Linked in James Sciortino doubled, tripled and scored four runs in Greece Athena’s 8-1 win over the Irondequoit Eagles in Tuesday’s Class A1 quarterfinal. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Greece Athena head coach Jason Bunting figured James Sciortino made one mistake on Tuesday. It didn’t matter much.The senior right-hander left little to chance.Sciortino allowed one run on seven hits over six innings and scored four runs as fifth-seeded Athena coasted to an 8-1 win over No. 2 seed Irondequoit in the Class A1 quarterfinals.“He’s playing like a senior who’s driven and a senior who knows what it takes,” Bunting said. “He’s been on the varsity. This is his fourth year. He’s more of a coach to these guys than I am right now. I’m just letting him go.”Sciortino struck out six and walked one. He retired seven of eight from the end of the third to the beginning of the sixth and set down 9 of the last 12 batters he faced.“The fact that he’s getting ahead and the fact that he’s not afraid to throw his breaking ball behind in the count, ahead in the count, first pitch,” Bunting said of Sciortino’s effectiveness on the day. “He walked a guy on a 3-2 breaking ball was probably the one time I thought we should have went at them. He’s not afraid.”He surrendered a leadoff single to Chad Gartland in the first. One out later, Nick Serce brought home the Eagles lone run of the day with a double. Sciortino settled in after that point and allowed multiple runners on base in just one of the remaining five innings he pitched. He retired six batters over that stretch in the infield.“I let him throw what he wants to throw,” Bunting noted. “I don’t call his game. On occasion I’ll tell Ryan (Athena catcher Ballard) I want this pitch. But for the most part those guys are seniors that have been on this team for three years. I let them do it.”“Cutter all day,” Ballard said of what was working for his battery mate. “Just painting the outside corner. We’d go fastball, cutter away and in with the curve. I didn’t think they could hit it. He just kept rolling.”Sciortino tripled to lead the third and scored Athena’s first run to tie the game. One inning later, with a runner on second he was intentionally walked and eventually crossed home in a two-run frame. He worked another free pass in the fifth when the Trojans scored three more.Any thought Irondequoit had of a rally was all but erased when Sciortino doubled off the fence in left to spark a two-run seventh.“I just wanted to jump on the fastball,” said Sciortino who scattered four hits and collected bothe RBI with a home run and a triple in Athena’s 2-0 win over Hilton to close the regular season. “I was behind in the count and looking fastball.”Casey Saucke struck out the side in a scoreless Irondequoit seventh to close the game. Saucke had a hit, walked twice and scored three runs in the game.Ballard drove in two runs. Mike Ruta collected five RBI for the Trojans. Jorge Oropeza finished 2-for-5 with a stolen base. Jagger Nucci walked three times and scored once.The win was the sixth straight for Athena (13-8).“It feels great,” Sciortino said of the recent stretch. “We’re hot hitting. We’re playing together. We’re playing energetic. We’re doing well.”Athena will take on the  winner of No. 1 Canandaigua vs. No. 1 Brighton in the semifinals.Serce had two hits in three at bats for Irondequoit (12-9). Chris Butler and Johnny Fernandes collected a single and a walk apiece. The game brought to a close the career of Tim Mabb, who will be retiring after more than 30 years in the Irondequoit program – the last 23 at the varsity level.  Class A1, James Sciortino, Jason Bunting, Rochester Sciortino carries Athena into the A1 semifinals added by Paul Gotham on May 22, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Follow on Facebooklast_img read more

A bullish outlook for solar in 2014, says Deutsche Bank

first_imgA bullish outlook for solar in 2014, says Deutsche BankMost companies expect global PV demand to exceed 45 GW next year, according to Deutsche Bank’s findings at the Solar Power International event in Chicago. October 24, 2013 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share A poll conducted by Deutsche Bank research analyst Vishal Shah at this week’s Solar Power International event in Chicago has revealed that most solar companies in attendance anticipate a rather bullish 2014 for the industry. Although official figures are yet to be confirmed, investor attendance at the conference has increased markedly, and is possibly the highest since the onset of the financial crisis. The bullish mood was reflected across the board, with Deutsche Bank reporting that most companies expect global PV installations to reach 45-50 GW in 2014. While Europe will continue its period of consolidation, emerging markets will join the U.S. in creating numerous robust solar industries elsewhere, chiefly in South America and the burgeoning Middle East. China and Japan will continue to enjoy strong growth, driven by Yingli Green and Trina Solar, who will “remain the picks in the Chinese solar sector,” according to Shah. By the end of 2013, the prevailing feeling is that China will have installed between 8 and 9 GW this year – up from a prior estimate of 5-6 GW. This increase can be partly attributed to a rush of solar installations in Western China, where the onset of 2014 marks a reduction in incentives from RMB 1.0/kWh to 90c/kWh. Next year, China is forecast to install PV capacity somewhere in the region of 12-15 GW. Pricing is set to remain stable in Japan and increase slightly in China, while solar companies also expect that some supply shortages will affect certain global markets next year, specifically the cell and wafer markets. Polysilicon will also be in short supply, a situation likely to lead to slight price increases, from $18-19/kg currently to at least $20/kg before the second half of 2014. As a result of expected supply shortages and modest price increases, companies may struggle to increase their production capacity, says Shah, with CapEx limits geared around an expectation that second-hand equipment will be more widely available in 2014 as many of the industry’s smaller players go insolvent and sell off their wares. In China, tier 2/3 manufacturers will have difficulties accessing capital, while tier 1 manufacturers will have to rein in their own expansion plans in the face of poly, cell and wafer shortages. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Top Searches Top Searches SchoolLovaMichael By Mark Carpenter-2020 has been a rough year, no doubt about that. In the past couple of weeks, it has been especially rough on the community of Manchester. The Manchester school system, and athletic department, has lost two of its biggest supporters with the passing of Fred Edgington and most recently, the unexpected loss of A.G. Lockhart. I considered both men to be friends and supporters of my work, which instantly makes them important to me.I don’t recall when I first met A.G., but it was likely in the gym where he was either on the microphone introducing the starting lineups or in the crow’s nest playing statistical wizard with Terry Himes. We shared windows up there quite often, me with my camera on one end, and A.G. and Terry with their IPad and game “commentary” at the other window. Though my memory seems to fade as the years pass, I am sure that A.G. and I shared much of that “commentary’ as his son Aaron and the Greyhounds took me on my first big tournament run in this job, and I’m sure that at this moment A.G. is giving a heavenly sermon on just how obvious it was that the Harvest Prep player stepped out of bounds.I’ve read a number of the social media posts from the Lockhart family and it soon dawned on me why A.G. and I hit it off so well- we literally had the same childhoods, just a few years apart. Wiffle ball games all day wherever a field could be found collecting baseball cards, listening to major league baseball on the radio, sharing those memories with a brother- folks, that is how a boy should grow up. You can have today’s video game culture any time, give me what A.G. and I had any day.Until I visited one of the Memorial Day services at MHS, I didn’t realize that A.G. was a veteran too, much to his mother’s chagrin as I read recently. Now I would picture A.G. as the Marine jokester, more of a Gomer Pyle type, keeping all of his platoon on their toes with his wit and humor, but knowing when serious had to be serious. For that, I thank you for your service Mr. Lockhart.I could always count on A.G. to make a comment to me, usually with some humor involved, on my most recent column in the paper. I usually responded the same way, “Well, at least two people are reading it- you and my mother.” Now they are both gone and I wonder who will read me now. That’s one of the things that always struck me about A.G., it was always a smile or laugh, and there were often times I needed that. Add that to the fact that he was a UK fan and had his picture taken with Coach Cal and that sealed the deal with me.A.G. and I shared a lot of conversations, naturally 99% about sports. I know we talked about how worried we were when his son-in-law took the head coaching job at West Union, but Austin has definitely proved us both wrong. I’m sure we had some sharp criticism for players and coaches along the way, stuff I could never write but felt comfortable going back and forth with A.G. about.Of everything, though, my most lasting memory of A.G. Lockhart came from the golf course. I don’t recall what event I was going there to cover but I messaged A.G. early that morning and asked if he could reserve a cart for me, my legs just don’t walk 18 any more. When I arrived at the course, it took me just seconds to see that A.G. had taken care of my request- a cart sitting over to the side with a sign taped to the front that read, “Future Pulitzer Winner Cart.” Well, I don’t think that will ever happen but if it did, A.G. would be the first person I‘d thank in my acceptance speech.I can only imagine that when Albert Gallatin Lockhart walked through those pearly gates last week, the first thing that St. Peter did was hand him a golden microphone and say, “You’re introducing some really big stars now.” I thank you A.G. for the friendship that you gave me and the Sun Deck in Manchester will never quite be the same without you. I’ve been blessed to know you.last_img read more

France with last tournament before Qatar 2015!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:france, handball, Macedonia, Qatar, rukomet Click to comment Recommended for you Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe French national team is taking on its last preparatory tournament ahead of the World Championship 2015 in Qatar. The French national team is taking on Argentina in the semi-final of the tournament, while in the other semi-final are playing Macedonia against Algeria. The winners of the two semi-finals are playing on Sunday in the final which will decide the tournament winner.The tournament venue is Nantes. The World Championship in Doha begins on the 15th of January. Spain, France and Sweden join Denmark in semi-final! Norwegian destiny in hands of Portugal and France “WANNESINN”! Sweden to play WCh Final after 20 years!last_img read more

THRILLER: Dutch girls miss knock-out stage against Korea in last second!

first_imgPHOTO: Jan Christiansen, Denmark 2015 Recommended for you Related Items:Dutch handball girls, Korea Handball, Olympic handball, rio 2016 6ARGArgentina0 3SWESweden4 5KORRepublic of Korea1 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsIt was a real thriller between Netherlands and South Korea ended 32:32 (18:17) at Future Arena in Rio! The Dutch girls, silver team from the last World Championship 2015 in Denmark, had to offer more in this match, but only its last part, when Koreans made the crucial come back from -4 – 29:25, to turnover result on 29:30 thanks to fantastic playmaker Gwon Han Na, who scored 11 goals, and was absolutely No. 1 girl on the court last night.However, Lois Abbingh had a chance to bring her team second win, but she missed 7-meter throw in the last second of the match!Groot and Broch have been  TOP scorers for the Dutch team with seven goals each.Race for knock-out stage stay open!For the end of Day 3 at Women’s tournament, France had easy job against poor Argentina 27:11, the only “exotic” team in Rio. Houette scored eight goals for the winners, while Campigli scored four among South American girls.STANDINGS: Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. IHF wants “one Korea” in Berlin at WCh 2019center_img ShareTweetShareShareEmail 4NEDNetherlands3 JAPAN 2019: What do you think about decision on Korea-Denmark match? Pots for Olympic Handball draw! 2FRAFrance4 Click to comment 1RUSRussian Federation6last_img read more

Lights, camera, action…will the next Mike Leigh please stand up!

first_imgSome directors might have had an idea for a short film, written a script, picked up a camcorder and convinced someone to fund its production. By financing their own small projects, taking in as many one-off film seminars as they can and directing memorable films they gain experience. Producing their own films becomes a film school in itself. Final word goes to UK director Mike Leigh, whose uncompromising visions of suburban life, such as Naked (1993) and Secrets and Lies (1996), have received worldwide critical and audience acclaim. As a piece of advice for director’s chair wannabes, it is hard to top: “If my movie ever was not entertaining, it’s a turkey as far as I’m concerned. “My aim is to entertain, meaning, literally, what the word means. People forget what that word means. It means to make you stay here, to keep you in your seat. One of the things that drives me mad about watching films in [the UK] is that nobody can sit still for two minutes. “The attention span is dreadful because – and I submit that this did not happen in the ‘golden age’ of Hollywood when they made movies that made you sit there and really watch the whole time – [the films] are boring, basically.” Bear that in mind… And by sending their projects to film festivals, they may get noticed. Once one of their projects is successful – critically or commercially – they may be able to raise the money to direct a feature film or just continue making short, experimental films if that is what they desire. They may even be able to make a living doing this.While this approach has been known to work, it is very unreliable and takes a great deal of work and sacrifice – holding down another job while trying to make short films and the distinct absence of romance. Those weekends are for making movies!Then, there’s the film school option. Such institutions normally teach the basics of editing, camera operation, sound, lighting and scriptwriting, before allowing students to specialize. The most important aspect of film school is the opportunity to gain experience. Most schools hold a great deal of equipment that spends most of the year (during long European holidays, for instance) not being used. The students working weekends on their own projects with school equipment and resources are the ones who will probably get work when they leave – there will never again be a chance to have access to quality equipment at no charge. And after college? Before even gaining any experience, a young filmmaker needs to have enthusiasm and be efficient in completing the most mundane tasks. Armed with these attributes and, after plenty of knocking on doors, one door may open. Unfortunately, with so few companies and so many young filmmakers looking for jobs, it really is a case of being in the right place at the right time. TV commercials are often the first stepping stones towards becoming a fully fledged film director. They are popular because, as well as being a good vehicle for learning the trade, to experiment and develop new techniques, the work can also be career furthering and financially rewarding at the same time. Ideally, the advertising agency will approach a suitable director for their project. The agency creatives will put forward their idea in the form of a written script and then discuss the script with the director at an early stage. There may be some things in the script that are not possible to do from a director’s point of view. This being the case, these creative problems will be negotiated between agency and director until a satisfactory answer is found. Now the strength of the working relationship will decide how smoothly the project goes. For example, some directors are renowned for flying off the handle when their creative achievements are put into question by agency types. Others may take a more diplomatic view and bow to the client’s or agency’s wishes because, after all, they are the people paying for the film. Leaving film school with a proficient show-reel, with the invaluable experience gained from its production, puts the filmmaker in question in a much stronger position when looking for work in the real (or is that reel?) world.So, location, location, location! Where do tomorrow’s visionaries win their spurs? A quick internet browse (www.afc.gov.au/downloads/pubs/faq1_0310.pdf, for instance), shows that Europe now boasts numerous institutions, with many pros and cons to be considered. One institution frequently found on young filmmakers wish-lists is the European Film College (EFC). It is to be found on wooded hills overlooking the sea at the picturesque town of Ebeltoft, Denmark, and was founded in 1993 with the overall goal of “contributing to a vibrant film culture and a successful film industry in Europe”. The EFC provides education and training in all aspects of the audiovisual media to undergraduates and professionals, and is registered as a folkehøjskole (folk high school) under the Danish ministry of education. Its campus includes a studio, cinemas, workshops, post-production facilities, as well as accommodation for teaching staff and students. From September to May each year, the campus is home to just over 100 students on the EFC’s 8-month foundation course, which offers training in all aspects of the art and craft of film, TV and multimedia. To date, students from more than 30 different countries have been taught there.The college opened for its first, four-month pilot course in January 1993, just three-and-a-half years after the first general assembly. The official inauguration took place in May 1993 and, in that year, the EFC launched its first summer programme of courses, workshops and seminars for film and TV professionals. The first full eight-month foundation course began in September 1993. (www.efc.dk).last_img read more

Getting To Know: On The Sun, Collaborative Brooklyn Soul

first_imgThe story of On the Sun, a working New York City-based soul band founded in 2013, is a story of artistic collaboration and persistence on every level of the musical process. For the band’s debut self-titled album released a few months ago, the production budget was acquired from a Kickstarter campaign. On the Sun is self-produced, self-managed and self-promoted. This particular self however is a self of many selves, seven to be exact – they compose together, jam together, perform together and record live together. The origins of the band are a combination of childhood friendships and musical acquaintances born in NYC’s vibrant open mic scene.The album in question, On The Sun, is a ten-track work that is as varied as it is compositionally impressive. There’s a decidedly metropolitan, New York-y sound and feel here that is true to On the Sun’s roots. While listening to some of the tracks, one may be prone to see flashes of blurred traffic lights, streets and sidewalks, like a sped up film of NYC turning from day to night.The flow of the album is an expert flow. The opening track “My Door,” features an exquisitely emotional guitar solo that invites the listener in so well, it’s captivating – and then the rest of the song’s elements build up around in elegance. “Without You” is a perfect thematically summative album closer. On the Sun’s members take turns singing lead on tracks, providing for a very diverse and collaborative sound. This keeps the listener sharp, because it makes for an excitingly unpredictable effect. Some of music history’s best bands have been those whose songs alternated between lead singers, between main instruments. The result is an end product that showcases a team of talented musicians fairly and equally.L4LM writer Jude Warne sat down with a few members of the band to discuss their in-process ascent to success and the concurrently typical set-backs along the way, as well as their recent record release.[Photo by Laney Barber]L4LM: Did you have any sort of timeline for the album?Dylan Charles (guitarist/vocalist): Absolutely, not only because studio time costs money, but we had done a kickstarter. We had promised people a certain delivery date for the album, so we were absolutely under the gun.Matt Gilmartin (bassist): There was also a self-imposed urgency to get something done, because just emotionally, it was important for us to make a statement, to get something into the world that represented us in some way.L4LM: Was there an outside producer, or did you guys produce the album?Yan Falmagne (keyboard player): I’d say that it was self-produced by the whole band.DC: The record is basically live. There are some vocal overdubs, a couple of small guitar overdubs, some acoustic guitar added, some doubling things, some synthesizer. We augmented the tracks at times, but for the most part it is front to back live.L4LM: So would you consider yourselves a live band first? Because you do play a lot live.DC: Yes. I think that’s something that we all enjoy a lot. We like produced music, and let’s face it – in 2015, most of the music that you’re hearing is made in a computer and put out into the world. A lot of the people you’re hearing on those records recorded their parts separately, were never in the same room together. And I think that’s something we’re not necessarily against, but that we’re not used to. We’re used to playing in live bands and making music with other people, human interaction.MG: That’s the fun part right?L4LM: How have you found it building a following?MG: We have a pretty dedicated core group who makes up our following. We raised around $19,000 in our kickstarter in one month. The fan base we’ve generated up until this point began as a group of our friends, collaborators and has grown through word of mouth. We’re not necessarily social media experts and are just beginning to play that game in a meaningful way. It can be difficult to leverage that sort of thing in a way that gets your art attention but isn’t obnoxious and shallow. We’re all a couple of years older than an age when it would be cool for us to love being on social media all the time.DC: We’re focused on the music. Up until fairly recently with this record release, we’ve been working on who we want to be as a group. Stephanie Layton (one half of the band’s back-up singing duo, along with sister Susanne) does all our graphic design, Janelle Reichman (the band’s saxophonist) does all our website coding. Matt and Yan are extremely skilled with recording and production.L4LM: How do you stay motivated to keep performing?DC: That’s easy. The hard part is to keep up with the promoting. Matt and I early on noticed bands that would be playing the same songs a year later that we saw them play before. We made a pact to not get caught in that spiral. It’s easy to keep playing what’s trusted and true, too easy. There’s also a whole other record of material. We have many other songs that may never get released, we have so much stuff.Adam Bohanan (vocalist): I get this anxiety too, with age, where I realize I can’t suddenly just switch pursuits.MG: Yeah well, it’s fucking too late to do anything else now, we’ve committed. We gotta make this work.YF: We created our sound on stage, through live performance. If someone saw us last month perform, we have to give them a reason to want to come see us again the next month. So okay, the songs will be changing, the arrangements will be different.DC: There are some of our fans that are disappointed about songs we no longer play. These are songs though, that we’re not as connected to anymore.MG: If you don’t have an emotional connection to it, you can’t play it anymore. The connection can change over time, but there has to be one, you have to be able to grab onto the material in some way.L4LM: Can you talk a bit about your influences? There’s kind of a funk sound going on, a Bobby Womack guitar sound. Were you listening to certain records while you were working on this album material?MG: If we’re talking about influences today, I think to a large extent D’Angelo is an influence. He’s doing soul music, rock music, and funk music, in a way that is true to its roots but is modern. We’re not trying to directly emulate his sound, but he is inspirational to us. I think we aspire to articulate our vision that well.DC: A lot of the ensemble elements that we’ve built this band around come from slightly older styles, like Parliament Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Earth Wind and Fire. The Band, any group that had a lot of different vocals going on with different instruments, a groove element to it. You don’t see that as much anymore, so in terms of modern influences it’s about sound design. These large 70s groups, we love that sound. But as Matt said, we like modern sounds a lot and are interested in doing a new version of an old sound.MG: It’s about relevancy and honesty. It’s a different world – what connects people to style and writing is different from what it used to be. Rawness and directness are appreciated. Articulated music in a relevant way that speaks to us.DC: We want to be present and talking about now, playing music that represents that. The intention of this group is not to just to reproduce old sounds.L4LM: Do you find yourselves influenced by jazz a lot? Like jazz-rock – I picked up on a Steely Dan thing going on, not lyrics-wise though. But there’s definitely a sophisticated sound here.YF: I think we’re very influenced by the musicianship of jazz, and most of us have backgrounds as jazz musicians.L4LM: A lot of the songs’ chord changes sound jazzy; they’re interesting and unpredictable, rather than typical rock-pop stuff.DC: Yeah absolutely. The harmony that we use is very jazzy. But also I would say ultimately that we’re jazzy in the way Motown is jazzy, in the way that Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye and R&B and funk and soul music are inherently jazzy. All of those Motown records, the Funk Brothers, they were jazz musicians that created all that stuff. And so there’s a lot of jazz in the music that we’re tied to as a band. And sure, Steely Dan is a band that we have listened to and I know that it seeps in.MG: It does, it absolutely does. We can’t sell out on that, we definitely listen to a lot of Steely Dan. That’s real.L4LM: Something I really like is that you alternate a lead singer, alternate who’s taking over the song. I love bands that do that, because it can get really boring with just one lead singer. I think it emphasizes your collaborative vibe as well. Adam, you’re a lead singer, correct?AB: Yeah. Well, the way that we basically make it happen is we’ll bring a song to the band, normally it’s like something I or Dylan will have worked on either separately or together, and we’ll bring it to the band, and whatever voice sounds best with it, will be the one who sings it.DC: That’s something I really love about this band and having Adam involved, he’s a much more accomplished singer than I am. He’s got a very different range than I do and a lot of times I’ve got songs in my mind that I want to be a certain way but can’t actually sing convincingly. Having Adam there really freed those constraints up.YF: There’s so much vocal talent, it’s hard to actually use it all.DC: In general I think that’s kind of true of us. I think we’ve done a good job with this record in terms of having elements of all this talent, and we’re still on this path of trying to find, how do we write stuff or this group where everybody’s best is always there, or at least where we have a number of pieces within the set where everyone gets to showcase their best thing. It’s really fun to write for.L4LM: Are there designated writers in the band, or do all the members write material?DC: Basically Adam and I are the more traditional songwriters, in the sense where we’ll sit down with a guitar, come up with some chords, verses and a chorus, and then go to the band with the song.AB: Bringing the songs to the band completely changes them and makes them so much better. Especially with Yan and Matt.DC: I think that Yan and Matt are huge contributors in that way. When it comes to songs that Adam and I have more or less completed, these guys are amazing at taking them and changing the grooves or the time signatures. They kind of assume producer roles at those times.L4LM: That’s cool that you’re able to do that, to give your work over to someone else and allow him or her to reshape it.YF: I think that goes back to what Matt was saying before, what we’ve striven for and arrived at is the pursuit of a collaborative process as much as possible, everyone puts their sensibilities in there. I definitely don’t consider myself a songwriter, I might help with rearranging, harmonizing, changing certain aspects of the music.MG: It’s empowering for nontraditional writers in general.L4LM: Was there a discussion amongst you guys as to what your artistic goals would be? You kind of touched on that before, but did you lay it out before you really got going?YF: I think it happened over time as we narrowed our focus to one overarching sound.MG: One thing I think we have built a consensus around is just structurally, the idea that we have built a process around trying to utilize everybody’s talents. What they’re best at. And that we would be committed to live performance and live interaction.DC: I think the genre of soul gave us more of a narrower window through which to create. Rather than, “Hey, we can literally do anything!”L4LM: Yeah, that can be dangerous. Do you know what your next project is going to be? Have you written any new material since the record release?MG: We’re just getting started with the cycle of releasing a record, the aftermath of that, and then getting the next going. We want to stay committed to our process. I want to do a 45.DC: We have this record out and we are absolutely working on new material. We’re already performing three or four songs that are not on the record right now. I think that’s part of our thing; we get bored with stuff pretty quick.MG: We want to be as in control of the content and creation as we possibly can, and we want to keep generating content at a fast pace. We’re getting better all the time. We don’t want to be stagnant. Check out On The Sun’s official website for more information!last_img read more

Moe. and TAUK To Join Forces For Ultimate Stone Pony Throwdown

first_imgWhen moe. and TAUK share the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, jam fans will be taking notice. Older and newer generations will come together for what is sure to be an out-of-this-world throwdown concert on Sunday, August 9th.It all starts with TAUK, the Long Island, NY native band that somehow bridges funk, electronica, and rock into one tight and dynamic sound. With all instrumental compositions, the band relies solely on their musicianship and compositional skills, and the result is staggering. This band is not funking around, they’re the real deal. If their 2014 album Collisions is any indication, TAUK is only getting bigger and better as they continue to perform.Meanwhile, moe. has been a staple of the jam band scene for decades. The group has been celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2015, touring rigorously on the heels of their acclaimed 2014 release, No Guts, No Glory. Between cross-country touring and celebrated festival appearances, moe. certainly isn’t showing any signs of aging. On the contrary, like a fine wine, moe. grows tighter and more exciting as they continue to bring their fun-loving, high-energy music on the road.When these two bands get together, there’s no telling what’s going to happen. Especially at the beautiful Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, is there any better way to spend a warm August evening?Tickets are available here.Win (2) tickets to moe. and TAUK at the Stone Pony by entering the contest below:last_img read more

Brazil Rights a Wrong, Devotes Military Plane to Organ Transplants

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore That decision comes after one of the biggest Brazilian media outlets, O Globo, reported that between 2013 and 2015 the Air Force authority declined to transport 153 organs, and rather prioritized the transportation of government officials instead.After hearing the report and talking to his assigned staff, the president decided to equip an airplane exclusively for the transportation of patients or their life-saving cargo.MORE: Good News from the U.S. Air Force(WATCH the video above from Joao Freitas, reporting from Brazil for Good News Network)(Photo by Chris Lofting, CC) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore After public outcry following a media investigation, the interim President of Brazil, Michel Temer, announced that the Brazilian Armed Forces will provide a plane exclusively for transporting organs for transplant patients.CHECK OUT: College Freshman “Prank” Collects Over 2 Tons of Food in Brazillast_img read more