Jurgen Klopp responds to Mourinhos jibe

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Jose Mourinho’s jibes suggesting he should start watching his press conferences.The United boss lambasted his critics with his response when he mentioned Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are not subjected to the same kind of pressure as him.Mourinho reminded the press that Klopp is yet to win a trophy outside of his home country of Germany.And the German gaffer was asked what he made of Mourinho’s comments after Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Leicester.“What? What did he say? Now I’m interested,” was Klopp’s response when asked about Mourinho, before it was explained to him what had been said.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s right, that’s right. If he is speaking about me. Probably there are a few more managers in the league but you thought it was about me – no problem.“He is right absolutely. He is probably the most successful manager in the [Premier League] in that moment. I have no problem with that.“I don’t watch Jose Mourinho press conferences – should I? I will start doing that. I cannot say anything about that.“[I have] no clue what you are talking about to be 100 percent honest. If he said I didn’t win anything outside Germany then he’s right – that’s easy to see.”last_img read more

Southgate ready to give young players a chance

first_imgGareth Southgate has given an indication that England’s youngsters might get the nod in their upcoming games against Croatia and Spain.Southgate spoke glowingly about the young guns in training. The former Boro boss selected three teenagers, Jadon Sancho, James Maddison, and Mason Mount, for this week’s UEFA Nations League matches.Others gunning for a second appearance include Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Tottenham’s Harry Winks.The England boss believes the young lads will contribute their quota to help England get positive results in the Nations League despite their inexperience.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are here to try and get a result so the team we play will be a team we believe in,” Southgate made this known to Sky Sports in Rijeka ahead of the game against Croatia on Friday evening“There is nobody in the squad that is here that we are not thinking of putting into the team.“It is not experimentation. They are players we believe in. Okay, they are relatively inexperienced at the highest level but players we have enjoyed working with and they have shown in training this week they can handle this level.“We will pick the team that we think is the best one to win the game.”last_img read more

Father Joes Villages shelters more tonight due to rain

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Tonight Father Joe’s Villages will be temporarily expanding services to the homeless due to all the rainy weather.They have transformed their dining room into a temporary overnight shelter for up to 250 people needing a dry place to sleep overnight.In addition, they will be providing overnight guests with a warm meal, all with support from the city of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission. Posted: November 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Father Joe’s Villages shelters more tonight due to rain November 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

VW now offering 48hour eGolf test drives in the UK

first_img Volkswagen Tags 10 Photos Volkswagen VW’s adorable I.D. Buzz charms us on the California coast 3:28 Check out the VW ID 3’s clever camouflage 2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box More From Roadshow 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly Enlarge ImageGet ’em while the gettin’s good. Volkswagen With a brand spankin’ new electric hatchback soon to arrive, Volkswagen is ramping up its efforts to get people to embrace electrification, and its latest scheme should both accomplish that and help shore up some leftover supply for its outgoing EV.Volkswagen announced late last week that it will start offering extended test drives in the UK. These flexible test drives are, in essence, 48-hour loans that start and end at the dealership. In those 48 hours, though, people are free to do whatever, so long as they don’t leave the e-Golf dead by the side of the road or something equally silly. It’s a smart idea from an adoption perspective. You can theorycraft all you want about how well an electric vehicle will or won’t fit into your lifestyle, but you’ll never know for sure until you give it a whirl, and this allows everyone that opportunity without requiring an actual purchase. If it turns out the e-Golf’s 144-mile range (by Europe’s WLTP standard) fits into your life, there you go.It’s also likely a clever move that will help VW push remaining e-Golf stock through its doors. The car will become all but irrelevant when the ID 3 electric hatchback launches in mid-2020. With its shortest-range battery offering about 205 miles of range (again, by WLTP measurements) and its longest stretching north of 340 miles, the ID 3 has been built from the start as an EV, as opposed to the e-Golf, which runs on a variant of the MQB platform.The ID 3 is already forming a line. According to the automaker, it has now received more than 20,000 preorders for the ID 3, and it hopes to push that number to 30,000 by the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Share your voice 0 Post a comment Electric Cars Hatchbacks Now playing: Watch this: More about 2022 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Preview • Volkswagen I.D. Buzz: Driving this concept gets us smilinglast_img read more

BSE closes points 8040 up on July 18

first_imgBSE closes points 80.40 up on July 183.1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 80.40 up on July 183.1K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 80.40 points up to stand at 25,641.56. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.45 points up to stand at 7,663.90. Exide Industries ltd. and Muthoot Finance Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.07% and 3.76% along with Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. and Karnataka Bank with an increase of 3.15% and 3.12% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Indian Hotels and GMR Infra with a decrease of 6.96% and 4.01% along with REC and Financial Tech with a decrease of 3.64% and 3.62% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 3.08 points at 15,713.19 while the banking sector is up 134.21 points at 17,611.71 and the realty sector is down 17.55 points at 1,981.36. The Indian currency is 0.22 % up at Rs 60.31 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 80.40 points up to stand at 25,641.56. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.45 points up to stand at 7,663.90. Exide Industries ltd. and Muthoot Finance Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.07% and 3.76% along with Shriram City Union Finance Ltd. and Karnataka Bank with an increase of 3.15% and 3.12% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Indian Hotels and GMR Infra with a decrease of 6.96% and 4.01% along with REC and Financial Tech with a decrease of 3.64% and 3.62% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 3.08 points at 15,713.19 while the banking sector is up 134.21 points at 17,611.71 and the realty sector is down 17.55 points at 1,981.36. The Indian currency is 0.22 % up at Rs 60.31 per dollar.last_img read more

Apple Special Event 2019 What to expect show time details and more

first_imgIslamabad (Pakistan)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:00:00PKT Tokyo (Japan)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00JST iPhone XS And XS Max: 7 Things You Need To Know About Apples Updated Premium Phone Close New York (U.S.A. – New York)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00EDT San Francisco (U.S.A. – California)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00:00PDT Indonesia (Jakarta)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 00:00:00WIB Paris (France)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Amsterdam (Netherlands)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Berlin (Germany)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET New Delhi (India – New Delhi)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:30:00IST American technology behemoth Apple is all geared up for the company’s annual sprint event on March 25. But, unlike the previous programmes, this is very special, as it is touted to announce something new and make no mistake, it will have a huge effect on the entertainment business arena.Apple is slated to kick off the Special Event at 10:00 am PDT (10:30 pm IST) at the company’s prestigious Steve Jobs Theater, 1 Apple Park, Cupertino. Like the previous events, Apple will broadcast the entire programme live online. Apple is expected to finally foray into multimedia streaming serviceApple.com (screen-grab)This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS. Other platforms may also be able to access the stream using recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Android Phone?Android device owners can watch the Apple event live (HERE) via Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads?Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads, which run iOS 10.0 or later version, can directly watch the event (HERE) via Safari browser.How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple Macs?Apple Mac PC should have macOS Sierra 10.12 or later (or later version) to watch the event on this link (HERE).How to watch Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple TV?Readers can watch the Apple event via AirPlay on Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS.Here’s what to expect at Apple Special Spring Event 2019:A couple of weeks ago, when Apple announced to host the Special Event 2019 on March 25, many speculated that the company would unveil multiple hardware products along with new multi-media streaming service. But, last week, it in series of three days, launched iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad mini (5th gen), upgraded iMac series, AirPods (2nd gen), new Watch band spring collection along with iPhone cases, hinting that the company didn’t want the hardware products to consume too much time on the stage and make the invitees lose patience before the final announcement. Personally, I imagined, Tim Cook, taking the stage after the hardware announcement and say the words ‘One more thing…’ But, as we know, it won’t be happening that way, at least in the upcoming event. Apple’s new tvOS 12 comes with features for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th gen) to make it even easier for customers to access the shows and movies across all Apple devicesApple India Press KitHowever, there is a lot of significance for Apple and this probably in the long term may become a cash cow for the company, like the current iPhone, which by the way is losing interest from customers from the past quarter. More and more people are restraining to go for new iPhone after two years, instead of waiting for one more year to get one.It is widely reported Apple will foray into the multimedia streaming service, which will take on giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, among others.Apple is said to be spending close to $2 billion dollars to produce its own shows and the interesting thing about the deals with show producers is that all content to show on Apple service will be family oriented and there will no adult content.Apple has reportedly signed several big Hollywood celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and also Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are already working on ‘The Morning Show’ TV series. Apple Steve Jobs Theater shares the same design as the main HQ in Cupertino, CaliforniaApple NewsroomAlso, Apple is said to partner HBO to offer the latter’s content on its App TV app for a monthly subscription for $9.99. It is expected to collaborate with Show Time and other content partners in the near future.Besides the new multi-media streaming, the Cupertino-based company is also expected to announce Apple News subscription, which entitles customers to access top media websites including Wall Street Journal and 200 other magazines for a monthly subscription of $9.99.Apple Special Event time details:CityCityTimeTimeTime-ZoneTime-ZoneCitySan Francisco (U.S.A. – California)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00:00Time-ZonePDTCityNew York (U.S.A. – New York)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00Time-ZoneEDTCityOttawa (Canada- Ontario)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00Time-ZoneEDTCityRio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 14:00:00Time-ZoneBRTCityLondon (United Kingdom – England)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 18:00:00Time-ZoneGMTCityParis (France)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityBarcelona (Spain)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityBerlin (Germany)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityAmsterdam (Netherlands)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityJohannesburg (South Africa)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneSASTCityMoscow (Russia)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 20:00:00Time-ZoneMSKCityAbu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 21:00:00Time-ZoneGSTCityIslamabad (Pakistan)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:00:00Time-ZonePKTCityNew Delhi (India – New Delhi)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:30:00Time-ZoneISTCityIndonesia (Jakarta)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 00:00:00Time-ZoneWIBCityBeijing (China – Beijing Municipality)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneCSTCityHong Kong (Hong Kong)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneHKTCitySingapore (Singapore)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneSGTCityTaipei (Taiwan) TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneCSTCitySeoul (South Korea)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00Time-ZoneKSTCityTokyo (Japan)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00Time-ZoneJSTCityCanberra (Australia – Australian Capital Territory)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 03:00:00Time-ZoneAEST Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00HKT Rio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 14:00:00BRTcenter_img Moscow (Russia)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 20:00:00MSK Barcelona (Spain)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Canberra (Australia – Australian Capital Territory)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 03:00:00AEST CityTimeTime-Zone Seoul (South Korea)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00KST Beijing (China – Beijing Municipality)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00CST Ottawa (Canada- Ontario)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00EDT London (United Kingdom – England)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 18:00:00GMT Johannesburg (South Africa)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00SAST Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 21:00:00GST Taipei (Taiwan) Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00CST Singapore (Singapore)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00SGTlast_img read more

Cardinals Compete in Three Meets This Week

first_img Texas Relays Live Scoring Distance runners will be competing at the Raleigh Relays on Friday beginning at 9:45 a.m. Dorcas Wasike will make her outdoor debut after earning Indoor All-American honors in the 5,000m. At the Houston Spring Break Invitational, Ivine Chemutai took first place in the 3,000m with a time of 9:59.40, while Albert Kosgei took second place in the 1,500m with a time of 3:57.93. Story Links The rest of the Cardinals will compete at the Ole Miss Classic on Saturday. Gabriela Leon and Morgan Zacharias are coming off school record-breaking marks in pole vault, each hitting 4.20m/13-09.25. Alexis Gibbons broke the school record in long jump with a leap of 6.39m/20-11.75. Holly Hankenson will open the multi-events for the Cardinals, competing in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 11 a.m. on Thursday. Ole Miss Classic Live Scoring Raleigh Relays Live Scoring LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a seven-win showing at the Victor Lopez Classic, the University of Louisville track and field team will split up and compete at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, the  Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. and at the Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Miss. Anthony Crandon heads to Ole Miss with two consecutive wins in the 400m. He posted a season-best time of 48.12 last weekend at the Victor Lopez Classic. Marcus Jegede is coming off two straight wins in long jump, also posting a season-best mark at the Victor Lopez Classic with a jump of 7.68m/25-02.50. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Alien Descent LocationBased VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

first_img Popular on Variety “VR attractions bring together immersive entertainment with social experiences that can’t be replicated in the living room,” said FoxNext president Salil Mehta in a statement. “The rich storytelling opportunities in the Alien universe makes it a perfect fit for cutting-edge destination entertainment. Plus, who doesn’t want to battle Xenomorphs and save the world?”“Alien:Descent” lasts about 15 minutes, and tickets are $22 per participant. Consumers can order tickers for the experience at the The Outlets at Orange online now. FoxNext plans to announce additional locations for “Alien:Descent”  in the near future.Fox isn’t the first studio to embrace this kind of location-based VR. Sony Pictures previously cooperated with The Void for a Ghost Busters-themed VR experience that plays in the Void’s Times Square location. The startup has also worked with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab on “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” a VR experience that’s been playing in multiple locations across Southern California and Florida and that is set to come to Las Vegas later this month. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Fox is bringing an Alien-themed virtual reality (VR) experience to a mall in Southern California: “Alien: Descent,” a VR experience that can be experienced by a group of up to 4 players, opens its doors at The Outlets at Orange in Orange County, Calif. on April 26.“Alien: Descent” has been produced by Pure Imagination Studios and FoxNext Destinations, the location-based entertainment arm of 20th Century Fox’s and Fox Networks’ next-generation media unit FoxNext.It’s a free-roaming experience, meaning that players get outfitted with special wireless VR headsets that do away with the need for  any additional cables. This allows players to freely walk around on a stage that incorporates physical cues for better immersion.In the experience, players get to  join an elite squad of Colonial Marines tasked with investigating a distress signal sent from a mining outpost. Of course, there are also plenty of aliens to be fought, which is why every player gets their own VR weapon. Movements of players are tracked with special motion sensors attached to players’ arms and legs.last_img read more

NSF turns to ancient pottery to improve modern heat resistant ceramics

first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — In order to better understand how ceramics are able to resist heat, the National Science Foundation has awarded grants totaling half a million dollars to three research groups to look into how the ancient Greeks made their pottery, a process which allowed for as many as 100,000 vases to survive from ancient antiquity to now – a period of some twenty five hundred years. The hope is that such research will reveal more about the nature of iron-spinel chemistry, which is what gives ceramics an ability to withstand heat while remaining chemically stable. Getting a better grip on how ceramics work is critical to future space flight technological efforts, as ceramics are used to help space vehicles withstand both extreme hot and cold temperatures. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: NSF turns to ancient pottery to improve modern heat resistant ceramics (2012, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-nsf-ancient-pottery-modern-resistant.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Deciphering the elements of iconic pottery In order for space vehicles to work properly, they have to be able to withstand the cold of space, which can be as low as 250 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Then, some vehicles have to be able to withstand the extreme heat of reentry, which can be as hot as 3000 degrees. Hot enough to melt most any metal. As most know, the Space Shuttle was fitted with ceramic tiles on its underbelly to keep the vehicle from overheating as it came back to Earth, which was made all the more apparent when damage to the tiles resulted in the loss of Columbia in 2003. But ceramics are used in other components as well, and will be needed as more ambitious projects are undertaken in the future. Equally important is the ability of ceramics to remain chemically unchanged when subjected to such temperature variations. Such properties allow for the construction of components that minimize expansion and contraction under such stresses, which can be critical for long term operations in space. This is why the NSF has turned to research scientists to see if the ancient Greeks can provide some insight.Such research will involve using something called x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) – which is a special type of spectroscopy, along with other types of x-ray techniques, to find out what has gone on with iron oxidation in the pottery under study. What’s needed is a better understanding of the molecular structure of iron minerals that were used to make the pottery to help researchers in designing newer and better types of ceramics for future space missions, whether manned or otherwise.What’s interesting is that it is apparently the degree to which the iron in the ancient ceramic pottery oxidized that caused the distinctive red and black colorations that made it so attractive to those that worked with it all those years ago.last_img read more

Dress to impress No we dont

first_imgHow do you define sexiness? What is sexy?, ‘From an infectious smile of  Madhu Bala to the poised grace of Zennat Aman; dancing swirls of Madhuri Dixit and to the zero figure of Kareena Kapoor, everything is sexy! It has nothing really to do with how they dress up,’ said fashion critic and journalist, Reena Dhaka during a discussion in Oxford bookstore.‘Is being sexy anti-sexist?’, ‘Does dressing up in a sexy manner define a woman’s mindset?’ were some of the pertinent questions that were raised during the engaging conversation. An audio-visual presentation seeking responses from various women with different backgrounds attempted  to answer these questions. They all were asked one question and that was, if they dress-up for others? The unanimous answer was an outright ‘No’. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The discussion attracted quite an ethusiastic crowd who were of the opinion that they dressed-up for themselves and no one else.The key speakers of the conversation,  fashion designer, Rina Dhaka and Vinita Dawra Nangia discussed how dressing-up sexily does not really mean that one is easy or available. Nangia further said, ‘To even ask such a question would hint at sexism.’ The rape victims in this fairly sexist society are often slapped with a counter-argument as to how they deserve what hapened to them because they asked for it. When you ask them how? They will promptly reply with, ‘Of course, because of the clothes they wore.’ No one asks for violence, no one wants to get beaten up or raped, no matter what you wear. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDhaka said being a woman she has to confirm to various roles in a day and is expected to dress aprropriately for all the ocassions. She asked, ‘How can you expect a woman to dress appropriately throughout the day for varied ocassions. Isn’t that hectic? To dress three to four times a day? Just because people think it’s inappropriate to step out in a dress outside in the public?’ She said that dressing-up has nothing to do with sexiness. The definition has changed. It’s all in one’s attitude and the way they feel they are, not the way they dress. However, Dhaka’s ‘When in Rome, do like Romans’ comment did not strike well. She said, ‘In India,  it is very important to select a dress according to the place and environment. There is no harm in carrying a shrug or a scarf, which you can easily take off once surrounded with a like minded people.’ The question this comment raises and remained unaswered was,  why does one need to carry a scarf around? Instead of being preventive, why can’t we strive to change the mindset which compels us to carry a scarf with us?last_img read more

Abstract is beautiful

first_imgArtist Puneet Kaushik presents his latest series of works titled Daraar – Beneath the Faultline at India Art Fair from January 29 to February 1. The works reflect no longer something remote, but abstractions of life itself. Kaushik’s bodies of work are aesthetic and material dimensions of extractions, accumulation, territorialisation, condensations and fractures underlying the visible reality of urban life. They are neo-expressionist, collages of kaleidoscope materials and techniques – wire mesh, paint, bead work, carpet craft, line drawings and organic dyes that bring to the surface histories of tension that exist just beneath the ordinariness of everyday lived humanity.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Known for using methodologies and traditional techniques incorporating tribal and folk art like the works are of steel wire mesh, woven hibiscus and coffee stains on paper, natural dyes, tufting the carpet technique, dabkha and bead work.In his works, Puneet has been successfully driven by a single idea or concept, injecting an element of exploration, with materials offering their own guiding agency; and in this respect he marks a posture of difference. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe guiding concept behind the majority of the works has been around the idea of Identity, the dealing with the self. The beauty and the ugliness within the surface; the superficial and the deeper self, textured and layered by different circumstances where it is rare to be in a position to penetrate into the real self.Puneet has been intrigued by age-old traditional techniques like knitting, crochet and embroidery, rooted deep in our cultures as a means of talking about the self. For example, the traditional Tibetan technique using a process of embroidery where two or more beads are stitched in one go was normally done not only to enhance the jewellery or crown but also to thicken the surface in order to protect and keep one warm.When: January 29 to February 1Where: Booth S-5, India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Groundslast_img read more

Monochrome visions

first_imgFrequently we find students claiming themselves to be ‘film buffs’, but do they really know about films? While they beat their own drums to label themselves as movie buffs, some film admirers beg to differ.“Young people should be sensitized about good films, to begin with. Once they are exposed to good international and national cinema, they’ll understand the value of films,” says, Ranjan Ghosh, director of Hrid Majhare, a Bengali film. “The idea that black and white movies are boring has developed because young uninitiated students have been shown works of the masters, for which they were still not ready,” adds Ghosh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Outstanding films go unwatched by the self proclaimed movie enthusiasts. Rather films with mindless drama and commotion find place in the must watch list of these ‘movie buffs’. Most youngsters tend to stick to their preferred genre rather than exploring the vast expanse of cinema, yet claim to be movie maniacs. Classics have been listed over the years, but among them the black and white films go mostly unnoticed by the present youth as they identify the monochrome films to be ‘boring’. There are several interesting black and white films, both products of Bollywood and Hollywood, which comprise of both full length feature films and shorts films.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCultures have changed over the years and so have the movies. Yet some ageless masterpieces rule the must watch list for movie addicts. But are the young minds aware of the ageless black and white cinema or are they looking out only for the recent quality films?Pradipta Bhattacharyya, director of Bakita Byaktigoto, winner of the best feature film in Bengali at the 61st National Film Awards, believes that people these days are more aware of films and they do understand movies better than what people used to do a decade ago. He suggests some black and white must watches for film enthusiasts—Battleship Potempkin(1925), films of Charlie Chaplin, films of Akira Kurosawa, Jean Renoir, Federico Fellini, and Citizen Kane (1941) from around the world, and masterpieces of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Shyam Benegal, Guru Dutt and Bimal Roy. “I was especially inspired by Ray’s Pather Panchali and it is undoubtedly one of my favourite films of all time,” says the director. Actor Aryann Bhowmik (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy fame) said, “Bringing out the colour from just Black and White is some serious and exciting art that I have always admired.” Kartikey Tripathi, an actor and screenwriter thinks that if people can understand the basics of film studies then they can understand its value too. “Listing good monochrome movies will be limiting the periphery of the movie world. If black and white films are boring how come we all have watched the likes of Casablanca and Psycho every time we got the chance of watching it?” adds Tripathi.“I feel monochrome is even better than colour. An expression or a feeling can be best explained by it. Monochrome has a crazy expressive tone. Some of my personal favourites are Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, John Ford’s Stagecoach, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and Mani Kaul’s Uski Roti” said Uppanishad Ghosh, a recent pass-out from the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University. Meghan Hooper, an ex-student of New York Film Academy says, “I think that it should be compulsory for movie lovers to watch and know at least one movie from every genre.” Her favourite monochrome films have been His Girl Friday and Holiday Inn.A suggestive tiny list of some very interesting monochromatic films would inspire young film enthusiasts:It’s a Wonderful Life(1946), Bicycle Thieves(1948), Rashomon (1950), Roman Holiday (1953), 12 Angry Men (1957), 400 Blows(1959), Psycho(1960), An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962), Do Bigha Zamin(1953), Pyasa(1957), Mughal-e-Azam(1960), Dosti(1964).last_img read more

Arjun Singhs son to contest from Bhatpara

first_imgKolkata: Pawan Singh will contest in the Assembly by-election from Bhatpara seat. The seat fell vacant after Arjun Singh, MLA from Bhatpara, joined the BJP and is contesting from Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat where election will be held on May 6. Pawan is Arjun Singh’s son. The Trinamool Congress has fielded Madan Mitra, former state Transport minister, to fight the Assembly by-poll. Mitra was the MLA from Kamarharti. He has good contacts in North 24-Parganas and because of this, the TMC supremo has nominated him from Bhatpara.last_img