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Symbols of West Africa

Symbols of West Africa
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Hotel Ocho - Restaurant + Lounge The Death Of Expertise I am (or at least think I am) an expert. Not on everything, but in a particular area of human knowledge, specifically social science and public policy. When I say something on those subjects, I expect that my opinion holds more weight than that of most other people. I never thought those were particularly controversial statements. But democracy, as I wrote in an essay about C.S. What’s going on here? I fear we are witnessing the “death of expertise”: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laymen, students and teachers, knowers and wonderers – in other words, between those of any achievement in an area and those with none at all. What has died is any acknowledgement of expertise as anything that should alter our thoughts or change the way we live. This is a very bad thing. Worse, it’s dangerous. This isn’t just about politics, which would be bad enough. In politics, too, the problem has reached ridiculous proportions.

PHILIP GLASS ::: Art of Glass | Gonzaï Tous les journalistes vous le diront sous la contrainte, mais il existe un top 5 fantasmé des personnes qu’on aimerait rencontrer, pouvoir partir avec la sensation d’apaisement Tous les journalistes vous le diront sous la contrainte, mais il existe un top 5 fantasmé des personnes qu’on aimerait rencontrer, pouvoir partir avec la sensation d’apaisement, ne pas se dire qu’au moment du dernier jugement on aura passé sa vie à servir la soupe à des groupes de rockeurs venus de Carnaby Street. Père de la musique répétitive, mentor de la musique de film, compagnon de Steve Reich et Terry Riley, rencontrer Philip Glass en 2009 prend des allures d’audience avec Dieu. Inutile, donc, de préciser en quelle position le compositeur arrive, sur le baromètre en forme d’octave. A 72 ans, Glass a tout connu ou presque. Cette histoire, c’est celle de Glass, un septuagénaire sans descendance qui n’aura pas de lendemain, pas de disciples. Philip.

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63 African Symbols For Creative Design African symbols from Egypt are well known, but now is time to discover more African symbols specially from West Africa, called Adinkra. Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. They represent concepts or aphorisms, and are extensively used in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. The Collection below is from the work of Jean MacDonald, and is destined to African artists and designers for inspiration in logo, websites, clothes, jewelery and fashion design, not forget for tattoos. You can try to win the complete pack of the 63 images in high resolution here. Here is a list of books curated by Jean MacDonald to learn more about African design, visuals, and symbols (Disclaimer: the link below are with the curator amazon affiliate’s code)

Target Sports Canada - Ontario's Premiere Shooting Destination. Origins Of Popular Jewish Surnames Correction, Jan. 29, 2014: Some of the sources used in the reporting of this piece were unreliable and resulted in a number of untruths and inaccuracies. The original post remains below, but a follow-up post outlining the errors, as well as further explanation, can be found here. Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names. Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th century, but the overwhelming majority of Jews lived in Eastern Europe and did not take last names until compelled to do so. The process began in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1787 and ended in Czarist Russia in 1844. In attempting to build modern nation-states, the authorities insisted that Jews take last names so that they could be taxed, drafted, and educated (in that order of importance). Until this period, Jewish names generally changed with every generation. Jews distrusted the authorities and resisted the new requirement. MATRONYMICS (daughter of …) Let us close with a ditty:

Banana springs The Young Girl Who's Best Friends with African Wildlife Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends." Parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert documented Tippi's life and relationships with the African wildlife and transformed those moments into captivating books and movies. Looking past some fairly obvious and natural parental worries, Tippi had the most amazing upbringing. via [Messy Nessy Chic] Thanks for the tip, Mindy!

MOTHERLAND | Official Film Site | Press page Motherland is a breathtaking film, which sweeps the continent of Africa. With an all-star cast, it is a vivid cinemMotherland is a breathtaking film, which sweeps the continent of Africa. With an all-star cast, it is a vivid cinematic centrepiece washed with an African aesthetic. A bold empowering sophisticated story of Africa, which in progressive dignity reaffirming terms looks at Africa's past, present and future. Motherland is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland (Enat Hager). From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 Years Later , Motherland is Directed by Owen ? The film features some of the greatest minds from Africa and the Diaspora; Harry Belafonte , Meles Zenawi, Nicole C.

The Ultimate Weights-Free Workout: The Body It may trouble you to learn that the gym is not the best place to get the ideal male body. Most health clubs are based around the idea that you want to target and isolate individual muscles for enlargement. If an exercise puts you on a machine, chair, or bench, it probably isolates muscle. If a workout promises bigger biceps or pecs, it probably isolates muscle. Muscles were designed to work together in groups. Bodies that are built up by isolating muscles look asymmetrical and clumsy. Overly defined six-pack abs, for instance, help us do only a meaningless skill—flex our abdomen. The job of a torso is to transmit the so-called hoop forces needed to hold your body rigid in a pull-up, push-up, or handstand—either for exercise or applied in real-world situations. "Gym-styled exercise cannot produce naturally elegant physiques," says Frenchman Erwan Le Corre, the founder of MovNat, a back-to-nature-style fitness movement.