Telefilm Canada increases feature film production and marketing financing for Indigenous talent

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Following its announcement of November 11, 2016 regarding gender parity measures for feature film production financing, Telefilm Canada is now pleased to announce a concrete initiative, also developed in collaboration with the industry, to provide increased support for Indigenous filmmakers. Most notably, as of April 2017, Telefilm is increasing the feature film production and marketing financing made available for creators from Canada’s Indigenous communities to $4 million annually over the next five years.“It is clear that we need to do more to support the impressive breadth of Indigenous talent in our country,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “And in terms of demand, Canada’s Indigenous population is young and growing fast. As well, with greater desire amongst audiences for quality content on different platforms, there is growing interest in Indigenous content, nationally and internationally.“Following the successful consultation process for our gender parity initiatives, we took the same collaborative approach with the Indigenous community. The talks are very positive. We’ve been talking to creators from across the country, and we’re grateful for the support of our Indigenous Micro-Budget Production Program partners. Next, we will be meeting with filmmakers during the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival NATIVe program.” Facebook Including Indigenous representatives in decision-making processIn addition, the following initiatives are in development. First, Telefilm will create a jury process, with Indigenous representation, for project recommendations (while respecting conflict of interest policies). And secondly, Telefilm is committed to hiring staff from Indigenous communities.About Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

LORÉAL PARIS IS SEARCHING FOR 10 EXTRAORDINARY CANADIAN WOMEN OF WORTH

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, ON – Today, L’Oréal Paris launched a call for nominations for the 2019 Women of Worth Awards honouring 10 inspiring women who are leaders in their communities and inspire others to greatness. In its third year, the Canadian edition of L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth recognizes a diverse group of women who find beauty in giving back through their volunteerism and charitable contributions. Embodying the famed L’Oréal Paris signature phrase, “Because You’re Worth It,” the signature philanthropic program honours women who are motivated by their passion to advance conversation, foster collaboration and inspire action that facilitates meaningful change.Now through January 8th, 2019 Canadians across the country are invited to visit womenofworth.ca to nominate a volunteer, philanthropist or change-maker, of any age, to be given the chance to receive a $10,000 donation on behalf of their cause, while being honoured a Woman of Worth.Each year, the 10 extraordinary women are selected from hundreds of nominations and chosen for the significant contributions they have made across a breadth of causes and important initiatives. The nominees will be judged on four distinct criteria – addressing a crucial need in the community, the impact their inspiring contributions have made, their innovation on developing solutions, and their passion to evoke change and inspire future generations. The Honourees will join esteemed alumni of Canadian women who have broken down barriers, built and strengthened communities and fought passionately to make the world a better and more loving place. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook “Each year, we are incredibly humbled by the touching, and often heartbreaking stories and achievements of these extraordinary women. They go beyond the extra mile with their time, talent, commitment and care for their neighbours and those in need around the globe,” said Milan Mladjenovic, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris Canada. “I’m in awe of this amazing group of women and their words of inspiration. It’s a true privilege to recognize and honour these noble advocates, share their stories and provide a contribution to meaningful causes that affect all of us.”All of the 2019 Honourees will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to Toronto to attend the star-studded awards gala on March 8th, hosted by L’Oréal Paris. Previous Honourees of the Canadian edition of this humanitarian program, as well as a notable L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman, will also attend the ceremony. The innovations of past award recipients have resulted in significant advancements for aid in sheltering the homeless, to fighting for the rights of refugees; caring for cancer patients, to protecting our environment, and supporting Canadians living with food insecurity; these women are truly making inspiring contributions and beautiful changes to our world.“When you’re in the vicinity of people of this quality, that energy, that calibre of heart – it’s an impressive experience. It’s better than going to the Oscars…” said Dame Helen Mirren, L’Oréal Paris Ambassador.Dame Helen Mirren and the 2018 Women of Worth Honourees. Photo credit: L’Oréal Paris c/o Ryan EmberleyCome February, the 10 nominees will be announced and Canadians will have the opportunity to vote for a National Honouree to be awarded an additional $10,000 grant for her non-profit cause. The public can visit womenofworth.ca to read more details about each Honouree’s inspirational cause and vote for their favourite until March 4th. Voters can cast one online vote per email address each day. These votes will be a core factor in the judging panel’s selection of the 2019 National Honouree.To learn about past Canadian Honourees, to nominate a woman making a difference and to cast your vote for the National Honouree, visit womenofworth.ca.About L’Oréal ParisL’Oréal Paris, the world’s no.1 beauty brand, is dedicated to empowering women and men by offering the most luxurious and innovative products and services available in the mass market. For most, the name “L’Oréal” is immediately evocative of the brand’s signature phrase, “Because I’m Worth It.”— the tagline behind the legendary advertising campaign for the Superior Preference® hair colour launch in 1973. Today, it represents the essence of the L’Oréal Paris brand as a whole, a spirit which is about helping every woman – and man – embrace their unique beauty while reinforcing their inner sense of self-worth. For more than 100 years, L’Oréal Paris has held an unparalleled commitment to advancement in technology, innovation and research, providing ground-breaking, high-quality products for women, men, and children of all ages and ethnicities in five major beauty categories: cosmetics, skincare, hair color, haircare, and men’s grooming.Twitter:@lorealparisCANFacebook: @lorealpariscanadaInstagram: @lorealmakeupHashtag: #womenofworthCAN Twitterlast_img read more

Marking boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon resumes after consultations UN says

The Commission’s Chairman and Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, said that after fruitful consultations with the head of the Nigerian delegation in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the work would resume “without delay.”The demarcation of the boundary began on 23 March with the pilot field assessment by the Commission’s Joint Technical Team (JTT) of pillar sites and verification of the line as drawn on preliminary maps. The procedures had been mutually agreed and laid out in guidelines in February in Abuja.Last Thursday UNOWA reported that soon after the start of the field assessment, the JTT was informed of Nigeria’s decision to skip verification of the boundary line in the village of Koja and said it could have the effect of holding up the entire demarcation process.UNOWA said today now that clarifications have been provided and the issue resolved, the demarcation work could resume within a week. Mr. Ould-Abdallah also congratulated both sides for agreeing to restart the work quickly. read more

RollsRoyce to increase manufacturing workforce by 50

Speaking from Goodwood, Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves said, “This is good news for the British car industry at a time when it is struggling. Britain has an exceptional talent for automotive production and we are keen to maximise this at Rolls-Royce. Our new model, the Ghost, has enjoyed an extremely positive international response and we now need to put people in place to bring the car to market.” The majority of the new positions have been created in the wood, leather and paint shops as well as the assembly areas. In addition there will be a number of new positions in the headquarter offices, also based at Goodwood. Rolls-Royce is keen to fill all positions within the next few months and anticipates drawing on the considerable pool of highly skilled automotive industry personnel available in the UK. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is planning to increase its manufacturing workforce at its Goodwood facility by 50%.  More than 150 new jobs have been created to support the production of the company’s new model, the Rolls-Royce Ghost. By the end of 2009 Rolls Royce will have created almost 400 new jobs in under two years, bringing the total number of employees based at Goodwood, West Sussex to 900. The Rolls-Royce Ghost will be built on its own dedicated assembly line but will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Rolls-Royce has expanded all areas of its manufacturing facility over the last two years to prepare for the introduction of the Ghost model. Production will begin in the autumn with customer deliveries from early 2010.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Norilsk Nickel testing underground aerial drones at Kayerkansky mine

first_imgThe Norilsk Nickel Company plans to make an unmanned aerial vehicle, which could move independently inside mines, the company’s representative Levon Kirakosyan told reporters from Russia’s TASS news agency during an IT show. “We have tried using a drone under the ground without GPS communication…we have recorded test videos, and now we understand certain aspects of controlling a drone under the ground,” he said.“Our final objective is to make a drone, which may move independently under the ground, not requiring an operator – you come, put it next to the mine’s entrance, it flies down there, inspects it fully, returns and lands – that’s it, and we receive a recorded video and the mine’s 3D model.” This technology, he explained, will improve security – for now, a person has to go down the mine to do this type of inspection. Head of the Industrial Automation Department at Nornickel’s Polar Division Vadim Naftal said the company had tested in the mine’s remote areas at the Kayerkansky mine. “The results are very good…the potential is obvious.”last_img read more

Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public

first_imgTHE DISTRESSING CALLS made by teachers and staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a lone shooter left 26 people dead, have been made public.On the calls, one man begs the dispatcher to send help.“There’s still shooting going on. Please.”The man tells the dispatcher that the school was locked down.Another call features a woman saying she had seen a glimpse of the gun held by Adam Lanza.It took Lanza just 11 minutes to shoot and kill 20 children and six staff at the school in Newtown, Connecticut. He had previously killed his mother at their home and shot himself as police closed in.This audio may be distressing to some listeners(AssociatedPress/YouTube)Newtown police officers were on scene within four minutes of the first 911 call, but confusion over the existence of a second shooter meant they didn’t enter the building for six minutes after they arrived.The prosecutor in charge of the Newtown investigation, State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, argued that releasing the tapes could cause pain for the victims’ families, hurt the investigation, subject witnesses to harassment and violate the rights of survivors who deserve special protection as victims of child abuse.A state judge dismissed those arguments last week.Releasing the recordings will “allow the public to consider and weigh what improvements, if any, should be made to law enforcement’s response to such incidents,” Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott said.AP provided additional reportingRead: Sandy Hook shooter ‘was obsessed by Columbine’, but motive for massacre still unknownlast_img read more

Irish watchdog to investigate Facebooks controversial mood experiment

first_imgBRITISH AUTHORITIES WILL question Facebook over an experiment in which the social network secretly manipulated the feelings of users to test their mood, officials said Wednesday.Facebook tampered with the system used to create news feeds for 700,000 users to test “emotional contagion” for one week in 2012 without their knowledge. It did not seek explicit consent beforehand, but claims its Terms of Service contract with users permits blanket “research”.The Information Commissioner’s Office, Britain’s independent data watchdog, said it was now looking into the case.“We’re aware of this issue and will be speaking to Facebook, as well as liaising with the Irish data protection authority, to learn more about the circumstances,” a spokesman told AFP.Facebook’s European headquarters are based in the Irish capital Dublin, meaning EU laws, not US ones, apply to its operations.News of the psychological experiment has caused anger among Facebook’s more than one billion active users, with some calling it “super disturbing”, “creepy” and “evil”.Researchers wanted to see if the number of positive or negative words in messages the users read determined whether they then posted positive or negative content in their status updates.The study, conducted by researchers affiliated with Facebook and Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco in the United States, was published in June.Facebook said it was “happy” to answer the British regulator’s questions.“It’s clear that people were upset by this study and we take responsibility for it,” a Facebook spokesman told AFP by email.“We want to do better in the future and are improving our process based on this feedback.“The study was done with appropriate protections for people’s information and we are happy to answer any questions regulators may have.”- © AFP, 2014Read: Google bought a music app which creates playlists based on your mood >Read: Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused >last_img read more

Doodle Google François Truffaut le cinéaste aux 400 coups

first_imgDoodle Google : François Truffaut, le cinéaste aux 400 coupsEn arrivant aujourd’hui sur la page de recherche principale de Google, vous pourrez choisir l’apparence de votre moteur parmi trois disponibles. Ces trois images de Doodle rendent hommage à François Truffaut, qui fêterait aujourd’hui son 80ème anniversaire. Retour sur un auteur, réalisateur, producteur, acteur et écrivain exceptionnel.François Truffaut est né le 6 février 1932 d’un père alors inconnu et d’une mère qui l’a confié à une nourrice dès son plus jeune âge. Un an plus tard, sa mère épouse Rolland Truffaut, dessinateur dans un cabinet d’architecte-décorateur. Ce dernier reconnaît l’enfant et ce dernier est inscrit à la maternelle de la rue Clauzel, puis au lycée Rollin, dans le IXème arrondissement de Paris.Le jeune françois à 7 ans, il est passionné de lecture…Et de cinéma. Il y va, passant souvent par le chemin des écoliers, une situation dont il s’inspirera par la suite pour son film les 400 coups. il compile plus de 300 dossiers sur les cinéastes comme Cocteau ou Clouzot, composés d’articles de journaux volés ou trouvés. Dans ses aventures de rues, il rencontre robert Lachenay, un enfant aussi concerné par la vie scolaire que lui, et ensemble, il rencontrent, en 1946, le critique de cinéma André Bazin.C’est à cette époque qu’il quitte l’école, accumule les petits travaux, apprend la vérité sur sa naissance, et, deux ans plus tard, ouvre un ciné-club avec son ami Lachenay, Cinémane, dans un cinéma du boulevard Saint Germain. Mais le projet n’arrive pas vivre financièrement parlant; il faut rembourser les billets et l’opération se termine mal…Au poste de police !Convoqué, le père de François Truffaut intervient, mais faisant lui-même l’objet d’une enquête de police, il est déchu de son autorité parentale. L’enfant est lui confié aux instances de l’ancêtre de la Protection Judiciaire de la Jeunesse, l’Education survéillée, qui le place au centre d’observation des délinquants mineurs de Villejuif.Du stylo à la bobineEn 1949, après 5 mois passés dans le centre de redressement, André Bazin lui propose d’intégrer le programme Travail et Culture, où il signera ses premiers articles dès 1950. Mais à la suite d’une déception amoureuse, il décide de s’engager dans l’armée, et d’aller au Vietnam pour y connaître une fin tragique. Mais il part en Allemagne où, là encore, il profite d’une permission pour reprendre “le chemin des écoliers”. Condamné pour desertion, il fait de la prison militaire puis se fait réformer pour “instabilité caractérielle”…Grâce, encore une fois, à André Bazin.Ce dernier va l’accueillir chez lui, et, après une expérience qui a tourné court au ministère de l’Agriculture, il publie des articles dans les Cahiers du Cinéma. Il entre, par la suite, dans la rédaction de Arts, en 1953, et fait figure de proue, aux cotés de Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy ou encore Eric Rohmer, de la “Nouvelle Vague”. Il signe un pamphlet “Une certaine tendance du cinéma français” et réalise un bout d’essai, une visite, et écrit le scénario d’à bout de souffle.En 1956, il devient assistant réalisateur de Roberto Rosselinni mais les oeuvres n’aboutissent pas. Fort heureusement pour Truffaut, l’une de ses critiques fait mouche aux yeux d’un auteur, Henri Pierre Roché, dont les oeuvres n’ont pas rencontré le succès escompté, et qui demande au jeune réalisateur de porter à l’écran l’un de ses ouvrages : Jules et Jim. Les idées défendues par François Truffaut prennent vie, autour du cinéma d’auteur, du plan séquence, et de la profondeur de champ.Une nouvelle vague…à succès1957 est une année à marquer d’une croix blanche pour François Truffaut : il fonde sa maison de production (Les films du Carosse) et se marie avec Madeleine, fille d’Ignace Morgenstern, propriétaire de la société de distribution cinématographique Cocinor. De cette union naîtra deux filles (Laura, en 1959 et Eva, en 1961), mais le couple se séparera en 1964.Entre ces deux dates, de nombreux succès : les quatre cents coups (1959), Tirez sur le pianiste l’année suivante, Jules et Jim en 1961, la peau douce en 1964. Les années passent et son succès ne se dément pas : Fahrenheit 451 (1966), l’enfant sauvage (1969), la nuit américaine (1971), l’histoire d’adèle H. en 1975, l’homme qui aimait les femmes (1977) ou encore le dernier métro (1980). Pour ne citer qu’eux…À lire aussiSotchi 2014 : des jeux olympiques d’hiver sans discrimination ouverts par un Doodle Google arc-en-cielMais il n’est pas que réalisateur et son emploi du temps est chargé : il est également producteur pour ses films et ceux d’autres, comme pour l’Enfance nue de Maurice Pialat. Il est également scénariste, dialoguiste et acteur; on se sonviendrait notamment de lui en chercheur français, dans Rencontres du troisième type de Steven Spielberg.Le 21 octobre 1984, François Truffaut meurt d’une tumeur au cerveau, à Neuilly sur Seine. Ce cinéaste passionné au parcours aventureux aurait eu 80 ans aujourd’hui. Google lui dédit son Doodle représentant trois films : Jules et Jim, les 400 coups et le Dernier métro.Le 6 février 2012 à 18:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sprocati Deiola join Parma

first_imgParma have officially completed the signing of Mattia Sprocati from SS Lazio.The midfielder will join up with the newly promoted Serie A side on loan but the club have option to make the deal a permanent one. Sprocati signed a new five-year deal with the eternal city club back in June, after spending time on loan with Salernitana, which also owned by current Lazio president Claudio Lotito.“S.S Lazio announces it has sold the player Mattia Sprocati to Parma Calcio 1913 on loan with an option to buy,” a brief statement on the Aquile’s website confirms, as quoted by Football Italia.Parma’s coach is delighted after Sunday’s win Manuel R. Medina – September 2, 2019 According to Parma manager, Roberto D’Aversa, the team played well even after having so many difficulties in the first half of the match.Sprocati was on Parma’s books from 2012 to 2015, but he never made an appearance and was released when the club went bankrupt. The Ducali also confirmed the signing of Alessandro Deiola from Cagliari on a straight loan deal.Parma are back in the top tier of Italian football after suffering relegation to the Serie C, the third-tier of Italian football after the club went into administration due to bankruptcy.last_img read more

Driver OK after car slams into light pole in Fort Lauderdale catches

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A car came to a fiery stop after it crashed into a light pole in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash along the 2600 block of Southwest 10th Street, just after 3 a.m., Sunday.Cellphone video showed the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

TDP leader Devineni Uma comments on Polavaram project

first_imgVijayawada: The TDP senior leader and former minister Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao has clarified that there is no corruption in the construction of the Polavaram project. Speaking to media in Vijayawada, Devineni Uma said that with the instructions of the engineering experts committee the copper dam construction has been taken up. CM YS Jagan’s comments over the project are meaningless. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us Devineni Uma said in accordance with the norms, the Polavaram project construction is been carried out. He said 60 percent of upper copper dam works have been completed. Uma also appealed the government not to ignore the construction works but to complete the project. He said the people of the state remembers what YS Jagan has said over Kaleshwaram project at Kurnool Jala Deeksha. Devineni Uma criticized that YS Jagan has spent more time at Kaleshwaram project than the Polavaram project.last_img read more

Hamali workers stage sitin to protest government move in

first_imgNalgonda: All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) national council member Ujjini Ratnakar Rao demanded the government to address the issues of civil supply hamali workers.On Monday, he participated as guest to a sit-in by civil supply hamali workers at the Nalgonda collectorate.Addressing the workers, he said, “Government wants to ruin the lives of hamali workers in the name of cash deposits in bank accounts. This move will deprive hamalis of their employment across the State and lakhs of dependents would suffer for their bread and butter.” Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us He demanded the employers to pay wages as demanded by the workers and asked the government to keep its promise it made to them earlier. AITUC district general secretary P Devender Reddy demanded the government to implement Supreme Court’s ruling of equal pay for equal work. He blamed the government for not implementing apex court’s directions and expressed concern over government’s negligent attitude towards workers problems. He demanded the government to pay Rs 18,000 as minimum salary besides regularising their services.last_img read more

RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 50.5733 rupees and the euro 66.4959 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (March 6, 2012) were 50.0265 rupees and 66.0203 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 79.5670 as against 79.3170 on the previous day (March 6, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 62.63 as against 61.39 the previous day.last_img

Bangladesh 25th on global terror index

first_imgBangladesh is among the four nations in South Asia that experienced decline in terror attacks.It has improved four notches to the 25th place among 163 countries with a score of 5.697 on the global terrorism index (GTI) 2018 of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).Last year, the country scored 6.181 and ranked 21st, according to IEP, a global think-tank headquartered in Sydney, Australia.Bangladesh is among the four nations in South Asia that have experienced decline in terror attacks and showed improvement in security alongside Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.The GTI is a report published annually by the Institute for the IEP, and was developed by IT entrepreneur and IEP’s founder Steve Killelea.In Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Myanmar recorded the highest number of deaths from terrorism in 2017 since 2002, it observed.Myanmar positioned 24th declining 13 notches than last year with a score of 5.916 out of 10.The three deadliest terror organisations in the Asia-Pacific in 2017 were the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), New People’s Army and Abu Sayyaf Group. ARSA is active in Myanmar and formed following the Myanmar government’s crackdown on the Rohingya population.Afghanistan, Pakistan and India are among the 10 countries most impacted by terrorism, and these were causing deterioration to South Asia’s GTI score.In Bangladesh, the largest recent terrorist attack took place in 2016, when an armed assault in Dhaka left a number of people dead, the report said, adding that IS later claimed the responsibility for the attack.The report by the Australian think-tank emphasised the need for global investment to ensure national security, citing as example measures to prevent violent extremism in Bangladesh.“In Bangladesh, for example, the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund is supporting training in digital literacy among madrasa students, helping promote critical thinking, and limit the traction and dissemination of online fake news and messages,” the report observed.It highlights that threats to cyber security is the new form of terror adopted by extremist organisations, no one of which can exist without funds.“Terrorism has emerged in cyberspace as a natural response to kinetic security responses and traditional military measures,” the report says.“Financial institutions have long been targets of terrorism, and this is true online as well. In the case of the 2016 Bangladesh Bank heist, malicious programme, likely malware sent through an email, was installed on the bank’s computer system.“The malware then collected passwords and usernames, and deleted evidence of its own presence, rendering it virtually invisible. These stolen credentials were then used to access SWIFT, the most secure global money transfer system. $ 81 million was lost in four transactions,” the think-tank said in the report.last_img read more

30 goldmine workers killed in Afghanistan landslide

first_imgAt least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country.Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province, district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP.Villagers had dug a 60-metre (200-feet) deep shaft in a river bed to search for gold. They were inside when the walls fell in.It was not clear why the shaft collapsed, but the provincial governor’s spokesman Nik Mohammad Nazari told AFP the miners were not professionals.”The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them,” Nazari said.”We have sent a rescue team to the area, but villagers have already started removing bodies from the site.”last_img read more

8 EcoBrands Reimagining Fashions Future

first_img“Jeans aren’t a throw-away item, but something you keep for years,” said James Bartle, the founder of Australia-based denim label, Outland Denim. Each pair of  Outland Denim jeans have their own sustainable story with organic vegetable-dyed denim, organic cotton pocket linings, and a sweet note from one of Outland Denim’s seamstresses. The label is known for its ethical manufacturing facility in Cambodia, where workers are paid fairly and provided with career support.Buy it HereAdidas Originals Parley Natural materials, simple design, and comfortable shoes are part of Allbirds’ footwear mission. The international brand uses sustainably-sourced merino wool, castor bean oil, and recycled bottles in its sneaker styles. As a certified B-Corp, they prioritize the environment throughout their supply chain, from sourcing to finished product.Buy it HereOutland Denim Hydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 MilesEating Less Meat Can Fight Climate Change, According to UN Report What if you could turn old fishing nets into new products? Well, this is becoming a reality thanks to Outerknown. The brand is on a mission to develop eco-friendly men’s clothing, by adding materials like Econyl (regenerated nylon) and organic cotton to their shirts, shorts, and puffer jackets.Buy it HereFreitag Sustainability isn’t just about the environment anymore. While climate change concerns continue to mount, designers are reimagining accessories, clothes, and footwear for a more circular future. Recycled ocean plastic, old truck tarps, and denim scraps are product materials that might help reduce our carbon footprint within the next decade.But, this greener fashion movement goes above fashion creatives. Customers are stepping up to the plate as well by engaging in thrifting, upcycling, and other sustainable consumption practices. It’s no longer about how many bags, garments, or shoes available in your closet. Instead, the aim is to have a minimal, ethical, and eco-friendly wardrobe that doesn’t go to waste after one runway season.If you’re concerned about your style budget, there’s no need to worry. Most eco-friendly brands have products at various price points, so you can do your part without forking over a lot of cash. If you would like to learn more about circular practices, you can visit USAgain, Fabscrap, or GrowNYC for informative resources on fabric recycling, sustainability statistics, and more.AdChoices广告Ready to make the switch to sustainable style? Here are some eco-friendly brands that are changing the fashion game with their sustainable materials, ethical supply chains, and greener goods.Allbirds Stay on target Vibrant swimsuits are some of Mara Hoffman’s most popular items, yet these beach staples go beyond their fashion purpose. Hoffman’s swimwear is made with eco-friendly materials, including Econyl and Repreve, a polyester fiber made from post-consumer plastic bottles. The designer aims to clean up the fashion industry’s footprint by creating high-quality, water-friendly garments that can be worn for years to come.Buy it HereRe/Done Ocean pollution has taken a toll on marine life, but Adidas and non-profit Parley partnered for the ultimate sustainability solution: high-performance sportswear made from upcycled plastic waste. This was the beginning of Adidas Originals Parley, an eco-friendly line of pants, socks, and running sneakers created to curb the amount of micro beads, plastic bags, and other man-made garbage in Earth’s waters.Buy it HereOuterknown Clothing and plastic aren’t the only objects that pollute the planet. Tires are also discarded in landfills, but Indosole is taking these previously used car parts and turning them into footwear soles. The result? Some of the comfiest flip flops and slides that you’ll wear in warm weather.Buy it HereRead more on sustainability:The North Face Turned Recyclables From National Parks Into ClothingSustainable, Plant-Based Lego Will Ship This YearEvery McDonald’s Will Use Sustainable Packaging by 2025 Re/Done isn’t your typical denim lineup. The luxury label, which is a mix of apparel heritage and repurposed fabric, takes apart vintage Levi’s jeans and turns them into new garments. Instead of discarding old jeans, Re/Done gives them the opportunity to be part of people’s wardrobes again.Buy it HereIndosole Freitag is taking upcycling to a new level by using discarded bicycle inner tubes, car seat belts, and truck tarpaulins in their accessories. Originally slated for landfills, these materials are provided with a second life in Freitag’s backpacks, messenger bags, and card pouches.Buy it HereMara Hoffmanlast_img read more

Is Inventory Relief on the Way

first_imgIs Inventory Relief on the Way? The upcoming summer home buying season might just provide the respite that many first-time buyers have been waiting for—more homes being listed for sale. According to the May monthly housing trends report released by Realtor.com on Wednesday, inventory declines are starting to lose momentum as more and more listings come to the market.The report noted that even though home prices hit an all-time high of $297,000, they sold faster than ever in May, within 55 days of being listed. However, the report noted that the market was seeing signs of deceleration, part of which could be attributed to 557,000 new listings hitting the market in May. This was the highest number of listings in a single month since June 2015, Realtor.com said.In terms of numbers, the data showed inventory declined 6 percent year over year in May and increased by the same percentage when compared to April 2018. Median listing prices grew 8 percent year over year for the third consecutive month and were below February’s high of 10 percent.“We’re in the thick of the hottest home buying season of all time,” said Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at Realtor.com. “The pace of U.S. home sales has officially reached a seasonal and historical high, but we’re also beginning to see slight signs of deceleration.”When it came to inventory declines, Javier said that while the new listings provided a ray of hope for homebuyers, the total listings volume still remained highly dependent on new construction “much of which is still out of the price range of first time buyers—the largest segment of buyers.”“Even as inventory recovers, the mix of what’s available versus what shoppers are looking for could become an even more pronounced mismatch,” Vivas said. “Unfortunately for buyers, median list prices continue to show strong yearly growth and fail to hint that home values will stall any time soon.” May 30, 2018 544 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Home Listings Home Prices Homebuyers homes HOUSING Inventory Listings Prices Realtor.com Supply 2018-05-30 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

NZ Auckland lifts fruit fly controls after no fur

first_img NZ: Auckland lifts fruit fly controls after no fur … You might also be interested in “The orchard development will provide significant opportunity in future years. The development plan, together with management changes, provide a positive outlook for the Australian business,” it said.In 2018 Seeka made several investments and expansions, purchasing the Northland kiwifruit packhouse, orchards, and related business from T&G Horticulture and expanding its coolstore capacity and packing capability to meet both growing kiwifruit production and additional market share.”Seeka is further investing in the Northland business with nearly $20m in the construction of a new packhouse, packing machine and coolstores over the next 2 years,” it said.”We are seeing a significant increase in trays supplied by new growers with 0.250m committed so far. Once complete our Northland facility will be world class and a leader in the  Northland kiwifruit community.”Based on volume growth in kiwifruit, growing in Australia through orchard improvement and development, its debt repositioning and further infrastructure investment, Seeka said it had a “positive outlook” going forward. New Zealand-based Seeka has posted a 27% rise in post-tax profit in 2018 to NZ$7.42, thanks largely to a sharp rise in kiwifruit volumes.The grower-exporter harvested and packed 31.4 million trays of the fruit in New Zealand – an increase of 23% – which marks the company’s second-highest volume on record and a “rebound” from the previous year. The figure included 10.8 million trays of Zespri SunGold.”Seeka successfully achieved a number of financial, operational, and strategic goals this year, grew and is well positioned for further growth,” the company said.It highlighted some operations challenges in its banana business – which it said remained “lacklustre” – and in Australia, where kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V was confirmed in an area of its orchards. However, the company said it had taken immediate steps to limit the impact and affirmed it would delay orchards coming into production by a year. NZ: ‘No evidence of breeding population’, says Fru … center_img NZ suspends U.S. citrus imports after pest detecti … Zespri operating revenue exceeds NZ$3B for first t … February 25 , 2019 last_img read more

December 31 2012photo by Tomiaki TamuraAll of us

first_imgDecember 31, 2012photo by Tomiaki TamuraAll of us at Arcosanti and Cosanti thank you for your continuing interest in and support of our projects and programs. We wish you a happy new year 2013.[Photos and text by TT]last_img

March 8 2013Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Ste

first_imgMarch 8, 2013Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein reports:Sculptor Kendall Buster is among the artists selected by Scottsdale Public Art to participate in the upcoming Spring Equinox “Canal Convergence” March 21-24. Her project, “Dual Apparitions” is being installed this week on the Soleri Bridge in downtown Scottsdale.[photos by Jeff Stein]The installation, two floating translucent forms, engages the bridge itself in a kind of conversation of form and material. Kendall holds an MFA from Yale University and currently serves as professor of sculpture and extended media in the Department of Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work can be experienced in museums and public spaces throughout the United States, including in architect Will Bruder’s Agave Branch Library in Phoenix.Canal Convergence, developed around the Soleri Bridge and Plaza by Scottsdale Public Art, celebrates the Valley’s “unique canal culture and history.” This spring’s FREE event features “innovative installations, hands-on activities, live music, performances, and Artisan Market’s urban marketplace experience.” For more information, please visit this link.last_img read more