A call to the wild…

first_img Rick, thanks for the comment. I am glad the article struck a chord. Memories, wow, what memories each of us have of a life well lived. We are told that within each of us lies a book waiting to be written. Without memories that would not be possible. Thanks again, Chaz You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS charles towne Reply Reply Rick 20 Please enter your comment! InspirationBy Charles TowneTime passes, some memories never do.The last two lines of Robert Service’s epic poem, ‘The Call of the Wild’ have inspired me for many years, and I would ask you to let it touch your soul now…“There’s a whisper on the night-wind, there’s a star agleam to guide us,And the wild is calling, calling… Let us go.”Interspersed throughout the poem a summons repeats itself, three times, it is as follows, “Then listen to the wild– It’s calling you.” A while later the call is repeated, “Then hearken to the wild– it wants you.” And again, “But can’t you hear the wild?–It’s calling you.”From my earliest days as a little, red-headed, barefooted boy tromping the Fox River, in Illinois, I have been answering that sublime call.I love nature, every aspect of the wild places.Have you ever sat and watched the sun burn through the early morning fog, or listened to the flutelike call of a wood thrush echo through the woodland. Or perhaps you have been so fortunate as to have heard a loon yodeling on a northern lake. Have you spooked a doe with her fawn and watched them bound away, or seen a bear vanish into thick undergrowth without a sound?It was June in central Michigan, and I had hiked through a profusion of scarlet Indian paintbrush back into the state land to one of my favorite spots.Down at the edge of the swamp, the jack in the pulpits stood with their feet in the water in anticipation of my arrival while not far away a cluster of pale white Indian pipes bid me welcome.For some reason swamps intrigue me, yes; those mysterious wet places, whether they be Northern cedar swamps or Southern cypress swamps, beckon to me, grip me, hold me enthralled, they always have.I had been sitting on the edge of the beaver pond for some time, just watching, listening; waiting.If you were to ask me what I was waiting for, I couldn’t give you an answer, but what I do know is that if one is patient and waits long enough something will usually happen.A raccoon, out for a morning stroll from here to there came waddling along the lake’s edge and passed within five or six feet of me. There was no indication that it was in any way aware of my presence. I like that.Suddenly the woodland silence was broken.Somewhere to my left and in front of me, out there on the beaver pond, something was crooning?For the life of me, as I sat there listening, I couldn’t fathom the origin of that soulful song.A moan, then silence…I sat fascinated, wondering; staring out through the thick undergrowth that grew along the edge of the pond.What had made the sound?I sat, hoping that whatever it was would bless me with more of its wild song and I didn’t have long to wait.A long, low moan, almost quivering in its expression.For the next few minutes there would be a short time span of silence, perhaps lasting ten or fifteen seconds, and then another low moan. Fascinated, I waited and was now even more intently watching and listening for whatever was calling out there was very obviously swimming in my direction.Ripples disturbed the pond’s surface, and I continued hearing those mysterious low, moaning cries.I was surprised when an adult beaver swam along the shore line to pass in front of me perhaps fifteen feet away.As it swam, it moaned as it continued down the shoreline and out of sight, and also out of sound.I had never heard a beaver sing before, and I have never heard the beaver’s song since. Can it be anything other than that, a beaver’s song?Could it be that all of God’s creatures sing His praises? I wonder?O Holy One, I praise you. From the depths of my soul, I exalt your Holy name. How must you delight in praise of your creatures? How can I as a human, praise you enough? You are beautiful in your power, fair in your justice, wonderful in your glory, awesome in your forgiveness, and ultimately good. Please Lord, hold me in your arms, comfort me and draw me closer to you. Thank you oh Holy one, thank you, In Jesus’ Holy and blessed name I pray this, Amencenter_img The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleA model for healthy debateNext articleWhat You Should Know About Cervical Cancer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. August 15, 2017 at 9:47 am August 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm Read Chucks article on the call of the wild and as always,I was impressed, it brought back memories of long ago that modern life seems to force into the background. It is inspiring to read and remember! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Who are firing the shots that are injuring journalists?

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand Reporters Without Borders called on the Thai Army and the Red Shirts toguarantee the safety of journalists covering ongoing clashes in Bangkokafter three reporters were injured: a cameraman for France 24, aphotographer for Thai newspaper Matichon, and a photographer for the Thaidaily The Nation.“The confusion reigning in various parts of Bangkok do not suffice to explain the shooting injuries sustained by several Thai and foreign journalists since April,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both camps must comply fully with the requirements of international law, according to which journalists cannot be military targets. We also call for an investigation to establish who gave the orders to shoot a rebel general as he was being interviewed by journalists.”The press freedom organisation added: “We note that Thailand has just got itself elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and we urge the government to guarantee the safety of civilians and put an end to news censorship, in particular, the blocking of the Prachatai website.”Nelson Rand, a Canadian reporter employed by the French TV news station France 24, was badly injured today by automatic gunfire near the Suan Lum night bazaar. Cyriel Payen, France 24’s Bangkok bureau chief, said he was hit in an exchange of shots between soldiers and Red Shirts. A photographer with the Thai newspaper Matichon also sustained a gunshot injury in the same place.“He underwent a very long operation and came out of the operating room at about 6 pm,” Payen said about Rand. “He is slowly recovering consciousness. He was hit three times by shots from an assault rifle. Once in the leg, causing the loss of a lot of blood. Once in the abdomen and once in the hand, causing multiple fractures. The doctors say his condition is now stable.” News News Organisation center_img News to go further Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for the Reuters news agency, was fatally shot and a France 24 cameraman was injured in clashes in Bangkok on 10 April. The results of the official investigation into Muramoto’s death have still not been released.Reporters Without Borders is also shocked by the methods used by the army to eliminate the pro-Red Shirt general Khattiya Sawasdipol, who was shot in the head yesterday while being interviewed by International Herald Tribune reporter Thomas Fuller. Another journalist who was there said the shot appeared to have been fired by a sniper.Fuller told CNN: “I was facing him, he was answering my questions, looking at me and the bullet hit him in the forehead, from what I could tell. It looks like the bullet came over my head and struck him.”At least three people have been killed and more than 60 have been injured in the past 24 hours in Bangkok. A third journalist, working for The Nation, Chaiwat Pumpuang, was shot inthe right leg on 15 May as the army tried to disperse Red Shirts blocked aroad at Din Daeng in Bangkok.Continued shooting in the area prevented the photographer from being takento hospital for half an hour.A journalist working for Voice TV, a Thai cable station that supports the Red Shirts, was also reportedly injured in Bangkok. Red Shirt protesters harassed a TV crew working for Thailand’s Channel 3, accusing them of supporting the government. After an argument, the journalists were able to leave the scene. News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more May 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who are firing the shots that are injuring journalists? Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Bees fall to Albuquerque

first_imgApril 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees fall to Albuquerque Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Alex Klonowski was clobbered in his relief appearance as the Bees fell to Albuquerque 12-9 at Smith’s Ballpark.Klonowski was battered to the tune of 10 runs on 11 hits over two-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss.  Chris Carter and Jabari Blash homered for Salt Lake City as it fell to 12-and-7.The Bees are off today and hit the road to open a five-game series at El Paso tomorrow.last_img read more

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Opportunities for more exports strong in China and other emerging economies

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A conversation with…Mark Lyons, Global Vice President and head of greater China for Alltech who spoke at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture meeting in Columbus.OCJ: What are some things you want farmers to know about what their consumers in China are looking for?Mark: I would say that the first thing is that it is a market that is developing quickly, food tastes change a lot and at the same time there is a perception that American products are high quality. There is a desire for those products. I think a lot of us were quite skeptical and nervous when there was a Smithfield acquisition and what we have seen from that is that they have put out all the branding. It says Smithfield and there’s an American flag there, they really use that as a way to sell a premium product. We’ve seen over the last few years, more than a doubling of pork imports from the U.S to China. I think that same type of model can be followed with other commodities. We can find U.S. beef in China, it’s probably coming from Hong Kong, but that market is also a huge potential, as is poultry. I think if we can resolve a few of the political issues maybe that could open up an opportunity we hope. Agriculture is probably more politically sensitive to China than it is in the U.S. right now, at least with these two administrations. I think the other piece that’s kind of a funny thing, one of the chefs in Beijing right now is actually from Cleveland, Ohio and works in one of the 5-star hotels and is one of the top three chefs in Beijing. There are other opportunities and there are people like that talking about high-quality food that he can get back home and trying to bring more of that in. OCJ: Those consumer-to-producer relationships are going to be really important no matter what the administrations are talking about. An economist here in Ohio said that one of the bigger threats to U.S agriculture is Donald Trump’s Twitter account out of concern that it could make the folks in China upset and they could reduce of eliminate U.S. agricultural imports. How legitimate of a concern is that?Mark: I think the comments around very sensitive areas are a concern. The way that China approaches these things is all very smooth on the surface and they have the tougher talks one-on-one in private and I think that conversation can be very devastating. I think they have a pretty sophisticated understanding of how our political system works and I think they also understand that in a way, you have a president or an individual who is sometimes speaking on behalf of his country and sometimes speaking on his own. The overall sense that I have gotten is that in the beginning it was a much greater concern, but in the last few months it’s been more about maybe this is something we can work with type of thing for China. I think whether it’s the North Korea stuff or other more pretentious issues, it’s probably not very helpful, but at the same time I think they are well prepared. Probably the biggest concern is how prepared are we and how do those things work out. In general, I think in agriculture we have the chance to have a very ag-focused ambassador. Governor Brandstad from Iowa as ambassador from the U.S to China is very positive. He is very good in his actions and he understands agriculture so that’s something that could work out. I think we can remain positive. OCJ: You also talked about having the right mindset going into this and looking at opportunities not just in China but other countries in the region. What are some bright opportunities you are seeing out in that region in the world that we need to be thinking about?Mark: One that I think will surprise people is Vietnam. The image of Americans in Vietnam is so positive and that’s found as so weird to us. That is a place that’s really blossoming with over 20% growth in feed production in Vietnam right now. There’s tremendous development in that market and I think that’s something to think about. There’s a lot of other markets that are coming in that might be even more interesting to people. Mongolia can be a very interesting place to go if you wanted to raise a grass-fed beef type of product or feedlot finished or put some sort of hybrid system together. You are looking at these big green grasslands and a very interesting terrain and story. There are so many different markets and then you have your higher end markets like Korea and Japan that are consistently looking for quality and I think engaging in those markets and finding new quality attributes that they like and being able to meet those is a huge value added position. There’s an incredible number of different types of markets and I think it’s a matter of going there, learning about them and looking at which ones fit your production systems and what you are interested in.last_img read more

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Overcoming Toxic Culture Through Mastering Civility, with Christine Porath – Episode #99

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:11 — 25.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIt should not come as a surprise that some of the most important things in life are the most basic. Civility is one of those things that is essential to maintaining and building great relationships with others but is often cast aside for the sake of attaining goals at the expense of those relationships. In this conversation, Anthony talks with Christine Porath, author of the new book “Mastering Civility.” Her insights into the human condition and the things that drive us to be not only uncivil but downright petty reveal the foundational things that we need to come to grips with in order to begin building healthy company cultures rather than toxic ones.Overcoming Toxic Culture Through Mastering Civility, with Christine Porath – Episode #99Click To TweetThe fundamentals of civility are so basic but also so seldom doneNo one would argue against civility being one of the foundational practices that undergird healthy human relationships. Yet, it is one of the things that is most quickly cast aside when it comes to dealing with others in hierarchical structures like companies and chains of command. Christine Porath is convinced that a return to civility will enable toxic cultures to be made healthy and poor performing teams be made into record-breakers. This conversation is full of insight so be sure you take the time to listen.Learning to listen is one of the best ways to chip away at a toxic cultureAll of us have a cell phone. We leave it sitting on the desk during meetings and we even take it to the bathroom with us. We think of it as a tool but it often becomes a distraction that keeps us from truly listening to the people we meet face-to-face every day. Christine Porath points out how new habits – like removing our cell phone from the desk – can help us listen in ways that begin to chip away at the toxic cultures within our companies and organizations. Find out how Kristine suggest we go about making these kinds of fundamental changes, on this episode of in the arena.Learning to listen is one of the best ways to chip away at a toxic culture @PorathCClick To TweetConnection has to come first before effective leadership can happenEffective leadership is a goal for most CEOs and managers, but it can seem very elusive and difficult to attain. Christine Porath says that effective leadership hinges on personal connection much more than it does leadership techniques or principles. Her conviction is that those who learn to connect with the people they lead will be much more effective in their leadership, and research is bearing out that conviction. Christine shares basic steps toward greater connection with the people around us in this conversation with Anthony.Why we don’t give others the benefit of the doubt but always give ourselves the benefit of the doubtYou may or may not have noticed it, but one of the behaviors that almost every human being is guilty of is giving the benefit of the doubt to ourselves but not giving the benefit of the doubt to others. At the tail end of this conversation, Anthony and his guest, Christine Porath talk about how to overcome the unconscious stereotypes and judgments we make about people without knowing all the facts, and the benefits that a “benefit of the doubt” mindset can have in building a company culture that is sympathetic and supportive of the people in it.Why we don’t give others the benefit of the doubt but always give ourselves the benefit of the doubt @PorathCClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Why Anthony invited Christine to be on the show to talk about her book, “Mastering Civility” The personal experiences that pushed Christine to write about civility What makes for a toxic work environment and what impact does it have? Everyone is watching the leader to know how to behave within the organization The fundamentals of civility that are basic, but not done How warmth and competence are foundational to leading people Judge not: What it means to overcome your own biases and how it increases civility Why we assume people do not have good intention and what we should do insteadResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.ChristinePorath.com – Christine’s website – take your own civility quizChristine’s book: Mastering CivilityBOOK: The Cost of Bad BehaviorReWorkGoogle’s research on psychological safetyThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodeThe fundamentals of civility are so basic but also so seldom done @PorathCClick To TweetConnection has to come first before effective leadership can happen @PorathCClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Magic Johnson on why he won’t ask Lonzo Ball to change his shot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Although he recently became the youngest player to post a triple-double, the 20-year-old point guard currently averages a horrid 31 percent field goal shooting based on his past 10 games.Appearing on the talk show Mike & Mike, the Laker legend-turned-executive shared why he has no intentions of asking his playmaker to change his peculiar shooting form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We can break it down with him, but we don’t want to mess with his shot. He’s proven that he’s knocked that shot down. And we want to encourage him to keep shooting,” Magic said, as relayed by USA Today.“I think it’s a fine line because what you have to do is first, he’s been shooting that way his whole life. So what we wanted to do is let him play his game,” Magic added. Dismay, disbelief as Italy miss World Cup for first time since 1958 LaVar Ball wants son Lonzo to shoot more: ‘You’re not going to make it if you don’t take it’ LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding But if his struggles continue throughout the season, Johnson said he might change his tone and help Ball become a more consistent shooter come next year.“Let him shoot the way he’s been shooting and hopefully they’ll go in. And so, we’re not gonna mess with it. We’re gonna let him shoot and play his game,” he stressed.“ If after the season, and he’s not shooting well, then we’ll sit down with him and say, ‘Hey, let’s maybe look at different way or let’s try to improve the way you are shooting.’”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting styleADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, right, and Magic Johnson smile as they answer questions during the NBA basketball team’s news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, California.  AP/Jae C. HongLonzo Ball attributes his early shooting woes as a psychological issue and it looks like Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson agrees with him.READ: Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READlast_img read more

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Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a painful loss but Adamson head coach Air Padda said her team is by all means not a pushover in the league.“We’re not a deadbeat team, if anyone says we are, we’re not a deadbeat team,” said Padda. “I was proud of our defense today, I thought our blocking was solid. There’s just a few things we need to work on and that is experience, game experience for our setter and that’s just coming to go with time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAdamson does lack the experience in the UAAP especially with the departure of Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat, and Fhen Emnas.The Lady Falcons’ roster is made up of seven rookies but has promising attacker in sophomore Chiara Permentilla and veteran leadership in fourth year opposite hitter Eli Soyud and fifth year Mary Joy Dacoron. “I think we’re inexperienced and that was one of the reasons why we lost, especially in the fifth set,” said Padda. “It’s always rough when you lose on the fifth set but everyone did not give up. I was so proud of them and that to me is what Adamson volleyball is about.”“There’s a lot of things we can take away from this to build on. I think that’s what our story is going to be this year, to keep building, keep improving.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Caidic still got game ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University saw its hopes go up sky high only for University of Santo Tomas bring it back down to the ground in the two teams’ first meeting on opening weekend of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Falcons came back from a two-set deficit only to falter in the fifth set as the Golden Tigresses took a 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Soyud was also a champion with De La Salle back in Season 78 when she was a rookie.The duo of Soyud and Dacoron, however, wasn’t able to offset the youth of the team against the Golden Tigresses especially in the fifth set when UST was able to show its composure.UST was able to get a 5-0 start in the final set and that was essentially the start of the Lady Falcons’ demise.What the Lady Falcons had going for them, though, was their blocking as they repeatedly denied UST star Cherry Rondina at the top albeit being a triple block.Adamson attempted a total of 86 blocks, 32 more than what UST had, and scored 12 points off of them.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Online Sale of Props From Disneys Maleficent to Benefit Boys Girls Clubs

first_imgOne Kings Lane, a leading online destination for the home, will sell 150 props from the set of Disney’s live-action epic Maleficent and all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.The sale will offer one-of-a-kind items, including embroidered and lush cushions, ornate trunks, and pewter serveware from the film set. This marks the first time Walt Disney Studios has sold film set pieces from a new release. The online sale begins May 30 at 11 A.M. EDT/8 A.M. PDT exclusively on www.OneKingsLane.com.“Fans of the film and its exquisite interiors are in for a treat with these rare pieces, and we’re delighted to be the only retailer to offer them,” said Susan Feldman, One Kings Lane chief merchandising officer and co-founder. “The array of beautiful product truly captures the fantasy and marvel that is Maleficent.”The 150 products range from a petite jar with wishbone stick, $75, from Elle Fanning’s character Aurora’s cottage, to a pewter chalice, $165, and Indian chappati bowl, $325, from the majestic castle’s great hall. Additional pieces include a large tapestry with painted scene, $800, and baroque trunks and chests, starting from $1,000.“We formed an eccentric mix of chaos and fun,” said Lee Sandales, set decorator, Maleficent. “As set designers we tell a story with scenery. The bold vision of Maleficent has allowed us to imagine a whole fantastical world.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Unveiling of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement MONTREAL, Sept. 21, 2017 – Today, the International Day of Peace, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sid Lee Architecture and MASSIVart are pleased to unveil the hotel’s newly redesigned Suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic Bed-In for Peace in 1969. At the same time, Sid Lee Collective and MASSIVart invite Montrealers to join the largest bed-in ever held in North America, on the Place Ville Marie Esplanade, and to explore the exhibition Posters for Peace. A suite paying tribute to a legendary eventPreserving the historical character of Suite 1742, which John and Yoko took over for their second bed-in in 1969, was a key goal of the hotel’s recent transformation by owner Ivanhoé Cambridge.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The concept for the redesign, developed by Sid Lee Architecture, hinged on rearranging the furniture in the same way Lennon and Ono had for the bed-in. The first step was to place the bed against the main window and free the central space. Rather than recreate the hotel’s period décor, the designer draws inspiration from places the couple had lived in or visited, such as London, New York, Tokyo and New Delhi.Reproductions of the famous handwritten Hair Peace and Bed Peace cutouts adorn the window once again, while the words of the song Give Peace a Chance, recorded by John and Yoko in Suite 1742, are inscribed repeatedly on the walls, after the fashion of a war memorial—with, in this case, a wish for peace in lieu of the names of fallen soldiers.An immersive art experienceOne of the distinctive features of the John and Yoko Suite is the incorporation of artworks, interactive pieces and multimedia installations designed and produced by MASSIVart. They include an archival cabinet containing photos, videos and historical items, among them a Give Peace a Chance vinyl record.Visitors will be able to don virtual-reality headsets placed on the nightstands on either side of the bed for an exclusive immersive experience—allowing them, among other things, to sense the unique energy of the bed-in from the point of view of John or Yoko.Peace, love and creativity front and centre: Bed-in and Posters for PeaceAt the same time as the unveiling, Sid Lee Collective and MASSIVart have invited Montrealers to gather at the Place Ville Marie Esplanade for the largest outdoor bed-in ever held in North America as well as the exhibition Posters for Peace, featuring art created in tribute to the original bed-in.The exhibition includes works by 40 artists from around the world, printed on sheets placed on the beds arranged along the Esplanade. The proceeds from the sale of reproductions of the works will go to Amnesty International.About Fairmont The Queen ElizabethFairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travellers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.About Ivanhoé CambridgeIvanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and real estate companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently and with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in nearly 800 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail and logistics real estate sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held approximately C$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.About Sid Lee ArchitectureFounded in 2009 following the integration of architecture firm NOMADE (founded in 1999), Sid Lee Architecture is the fruit of architects and urban designers Jean Pelland and Martin Leblanc’s talents and skills combined with creative agency Sid Lee’s wide-ranging offering. Operating on a global scale from its Montreal offices, Sid Lee Architecture gathers more than 50 architects, technicians, designers, managers, and other artisans offering services in urban studies, architecture, interior architecture, strategic development and positioning, brand integration, and signage – for cultural, residential, institutional, recreational, and corporate projects. Sid Lee Architecture’s work stands out for its uniqueness and strong identity, marked by history, culture, and community. Since 2015, Sid Lee Architecture is part of kyu, a new collective of creative businesses established by Hakuhodo DY Holdings, the second largest network of agencies in Asia.About MASSIVartMASSIVart is a Montreal based production & art direction agency, connecting artists, brands & people. We produce content and events and offer art curation services. We are proud initiators of Chromatic, an art festival that aims to celebrate Montreal hyper-active art scene. MASSIVart supports creators through innovative business opportunities, making art more present and accessible. Our projects are showcases for creators. Exhibitions, installations, exhibit openings and creative nights: we integrate visual, sound, interactive and contemplative arts in the heart of each initiative to ensure the largest range of the established and upcoming artists.About Sid Lee CollectiveSid Lee Collective is a creative incubator that helps fund, produce and exhibit passion projects of fearless, global artisans. No matter the day job, we believe everyone benefits from pursuing collaborative creative projects you love. That’s why everyone at Sid Lee gives up to 10% of their time to make passion projects happen. Instagram: @sidleecollectivesidleecollective.com Twitterlast_img read more

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