Ten Years Have Passed Since the Death of the Painter ‎Guayasamín, a Symbol of Ecuador

first_imgBy Dialogo March 10, 2009 Quito, Mar 9 (EFE) – Tomorrow the Tree of Life, in whose roots rest the ashes of the artist ‎Oswaldo Guayasamín, a symbol of Ecuador, will receive an emotional visit from the family of the ‎artist on the tenth anniversary of his death.‎ In the gardens of the cultural complex of la Capilla del Hombre, the artist’s architectural work in ‎honor of pre-Colombian America, stands the tree under which rest the ashes of the Ecuadorian ‎painter of faces and hands, who died on March 10, 1999.‎ Ten years later his work is “even more contemporary, because we are permanently searching for ‎reflection and a new culture of peace, and his paintings are a desperate call for the end of ‎humankind’s mutual aggression,” his son Pablo Guayasamín explained to Efe.‎ The Executive Director of the Guayasamín Foundation and one of the artist’s 10 children, Pablo ‎Guayasamín holds up as an example of the artist’s topicality the “Mestizaje,” a painting that ‎represents a young woman “with great strength and spirit, a mixture of the Spanish and the ‎indigenous Indian races.”‎ According to the artist’s son, from this woman “a new society is born” representing “the ‎resurrection of a new race that is more humanitarian and has a better comprehension of its time ‎that has values different from the ones we have and that is much less confrontational; instead, ‎better understanding and respecting the thoughts of one another.”‎ The Ecuadorian master, who used to say that he had 3,000 years of life experience, sadness, ‎and happiness from his indigenous people, found in the denouncement of injustice, poverty, and ‎disparity the sparks of his creations.‎ For that reason, and because he considered transcending the historical moment in which he lived ‎when dealing with eternal issues of human nature, his paintings, with energetic features and ‎occasionally abstractions reminiscent of Picasso, even today conquer perceptions and win new ‎admirers.‎ ‎“There is a large new audience that expands as the work becomes universal” because “it is not in ‎the same historical moment as when he created it, when it was associated with a political vision;” ‎but “is now extended to all people who advocate and respect human rights,” Pablo Guayasamín ‎stated.‎ For the creator, painting is not a labor, “painting is something different, it is like making love, it is ‎something I long for each day,” he said when he was alive, and the same passion he dedicated to ‎art guided him in his search for a common Latin-American identity and his preoccupation with ‎social injustice.‎ Guayasamín, which in Guichua means “white bird flying,” said that the “dark and violent” 20th ‎Century forced him to fill his pictures with “great sadness,” hence the agonized faces in many of ‎his paintings: denunciation of torture and human pain.‎ The artist, then 79 years old, suffered a heart attack in 1999 in a hotel in Baltimore (United ‎States).‎ On one occasion the artist stated that he did not believe in death, that “men get diluted but go on ‎living through their descendants”, and this is what his children will celebrate tomorrow: that ‎Guayasamín remains alive in them and in his art.‎last_img read more

Gatlin: Bolt told me I didn’t deserve boos

first_imgUSAIN Bolt told Justin Gatlin he did not deserve to be booed after taking the gold in the Jamaican’s final 100 metres outing at the IAAF World Championships.Gatlin has served two doping bans across his career and received treatment that starkly contrasted to that of Bolt at London Stadium, the American roundly jeered while Bolt was the focus of adulation.The 35-year-old came in for more negative attention as he became the first person to beat Bolt in a 100m final at a major championships and the oldest gold medallist at the Worlds with a time of 9.92 seconds.Bolt had to settle for third behind the exciting Christian Coleman, and Gatlin revealed the words of support the outgoing icon offered him at the conclusion of the race.“We’re rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we still joke and have a good time,” Gatlin told BBC Sport.“The first thing he said to me is, ‘congratulations, you worked hard for this’. He said, ‘you don’t deserve the boos’ and I thanked him for inspiring me throughout my career.”However, Gatlin claimed the continually frosty reception in London had not fazed him.“I tuned the crowd out through all the rounds,” he said. “I stayed the course, I kept my energy through the semis and came to the finals and did what I had to do.“The people who love me are here cheering for me, at home cheering for me and that’s what I’ve been thinking about.”The American said the feeling was “surreal” but relished in taking the top step of the podium and recalled his triumph at the Olympic Games in 2004.“It’s just a surreal moment. I thought of all the things I would do if I did win – I didn’t do any of that,” continued Gatlin.“It was almost like 2004 all over again. I won by a little margin and to be able to come across the line and have that excitement it’s still amazing because its Usain Bolt’s last race.“I’ve had so many victories, so many losses, and to be able to run against him throughout the years, it’s an amazing night.”(Omnisport).last_img read more

Munster look to secure home Champions Cup quarter-final

first_imgRassie Erasmus’s side trounced the French team 32-7 earlier this month and are warm favourites to make it two wins from two.The game also sees Racing’s coach Ronan O’Gara make his return to Thomond Park where he spent 16 years as a player.Despite the home advantage, Munster scrum-half Conor Murray is expecting a greater challenge from Racing this time around. Kick-off in Limerick is at 5.30pm.last_img

11-year-old local girl credited with saving grandma’s life

first_imgAn 11-year-old girl from Boca Raton is being called a hero after her quick thinking helped save her grandmother’s life.11-year-old Rilee stayed home sick from school on Tuesday with her grandmother keeping a close eye on her.Her grandmother who suffers from type 1 diabetes, says while she prepared to walk out of the door for an appointment she began feeling sick and sat down on the couch.A few minutes later, Rilee came out of a room to find her grandmother slumped over on the couch. That’s when the 11-year-old sprang into action and went to her neighbor’s home to ask for help.The neighbor then called the paramedics who arrived just in time to help Rilee’s grandmother out of her state of diabetic shock.Rilee’s grandmother says she is glad she taught all 5 of her grandchildren about her condition and what to do when they think something is wrong.Rilee says she is just glad that she was home and was able to help save her grandmother’s life.last_img read more

New champion Ellis in Home Internationals squad

first_img New English champion Harry Ellis (Meon Valley, Hampshire, IoW & CI) has been selected in the England squad for the Home Internationals at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club in Scotland on 15th – 17th August.He is one of five new caps along with Seb Crookall-Nixon (Workington, Cumbria), Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire).The rest of the squad that will defend the Raymond Trophy is: Jack Hiluta (Chelmsford, Essex), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland), Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Ben Stow (Rushmore, Wiltshire) and Josh White (Chipstead, Surrey).Ellis (image © Tom Ward), who won’t turn 17 until next month, won the English Amateur Championship at Silloth-on-Solway in Cumbria last weekend, beating Lancashire’s Henry Tomlinson 2 and 1 in a weather-protracted 36-hole final.He was capped at under 16 level and although a member of the England boys squad, now steps up to a full international. A former Hampshire junior champion, this year he has finished fifth in the McEvoy Trophy and equal sixth in the South East boys qualifying.Crookall-Nixon’s selection comes just 13 weeks after he was injured in a car accident in his native Cumbria and follows his quarter final defeat by Ellis in the English Championship. The English under 16 champion in 2008 and 2009, he was also an under 16 cap and finished fourth in last year’s Brabazon Trophy.Kimsey, 19, steps up from a boy international, while he has also represented GB&I against Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy. Winner of the McEvoy Trophy in 2011 which saw him finish fourth in the Titleist/FootJoy English Boys Order of Merit, this year he has won the Darwin Salver and finished third in the South East of England Links Championship while reaching the semi-finals of the English Amateur.Rutherford, 20, earns his first international call at any level having won the County Champions tournament in 2011. This year, he finished third in the Brabazon Trophy, winning the Henriques Salver for the lowest aggregate for a player aged under 20, and fourth in the South of England Open Amateur as he did last year.Smith, 19,  also earns his first international honour having been a member of the victorious Wiltshire team in last year’s County Championship finals at Ganton. In successive weeks last month he finished joint runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix and tied fifth in the Biarritz Cup and was beaten by Ellis in the English Amateur semi-finals.Hiluta, 23, made his full England debut against France in May, having earlier won the Spanish Amateur, while Porteous, 22, joint seventh in the Brabazon Trophy, reached the last 16 of the English Amateur.Raymond, 26, has been an England regular since his debut against Spain in 2011. He has won the Brabazon Trophy for the past two years and just failed to add the English title last week, losing in the quarter finals. Last winter, while in Australia, he won the New South Wales Medal.Shinkwin, 19, won all four of his games on his full England debut against France in May. A semi-finalist in last year’s English Amateur, in 2012 he has won the Hampshire Hog, finished equal third on the Berkhamsted Trophy and tied fifth in the Darwin Salver.Stow, 20, another member of Wiltshire’s winning County Championship team, debuted in last year’s Home Internationals and was runner-up in the County Champions tournament. He finished seventh in the Scottish Stroke Play, ninth in the Brabazon Trophy and won the individual competition at the recent European Men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland.White, 21, was another to make his full England debut against France in May having been a boy cap. This summer, he has won the Berkshire Trophy, the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate score from the Berkshire and Brabazon Trophies, and reached the last 16 of the English Amateur.England has won the last three Home Internationals matches. 8 Aug 2012 New champion Ellis in Home Internationals squad last_img read more

England amateur Conor Gough to make Tour debut

first_img England amateur star Conor Gough will make his European Tour debut at Hillside next week after receiving an invite to participate in the 2019 Betfred British Masters from May 9-12.The 16-year-old, who won the British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart last year, will be taking the same first steps on the European Tour as this year’s British Masters host Tommy Fleetwood. He made his European Tour debut at the same event in 2008. Fleetwood missed the cut by just one shot after rounds of 75 and 73, so Gough will be hoping to go one better in Southport.Similarly to Fleetwood, Gough has been a member of a victorious Jacques Léglise Trophy side and is a member of the England Boys’ squad. Fleetwood represented GB&I against Europe in 2007 and again in 2008, helping his side win the trophy on both occasions.“I’m very excited to play the Betfred British Masters,” said Gough. “I can’t wait to see the European Tour pros play up close and try and compete with some of them. It’ll be a great experience for me and it’ll give me a taste of what the future may hold.“Having people like Tommy to look up to really gives young English golfers a lot of confidence, knowing that there are players out there who are better than the Europeans or the Americans. It’s very important to have people like Tommy, Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace to name a few to look up to – it gives us the knowledge that it can be done.”Gough has three victories to his name in the last 12 months, adding the Fairhaven Trophy and Major Champions Invitational to his trophy cabinet alongside his Boys Amateur success – he became the first Englishman to win the Boys Amateur since Matt Fitzpatrick in 2012. He also represented Team Europe at The 2018 Junior Ryder Cup last September. He won England Golf’s Performance of the Year Award for his successes in 2018.“Before last season I really knuckled down over the winter and did a lot of practice, and that really paid off,” said Gough. “The British Boys Amateur was the most mentally tough week I’ve had in my life, but it was also really fun. Then I had the chance to go to the Junior Ryder Cup, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.“Having the opportunity to play in the British Masters feels like a reward for the hard work I’ve put in over the last 12 months, I can’t wait to get started.”Gough may well be the busiest player in the field at Hillside next month. When he is not out on the fairways, he will be studying for his GCSE exams which start later in May.“It’s going to tough preparing for both,” added Gough. “Most mornings I’ll be revising and then playing golf in the afternoon. When I’m at Hillside, I’ll be revising when I’m not playing golf. I think I’ll manage it – I might be one of the busiest people that week.”Fleetwood continues the sequence of British players claiming hosting rights since the rebirth of the tournament in 2015.“Playing the British Masters in 2008 was a great experience for me,” said Fleetwood. “I missed the cut by one shot but I learned so much being around so many great players.“Hopefully Conor will benefit from his experience in the same way I did and go out and enjoy the week.”Ian Poulter (2015), Luke Donald (2016), Lee Westwood (2017) and most recently Justin Rose (2018) have all played an important part in the success of the tournament following its reintroduction to the schedule, which had previously been an integral part of the European Tour’s calendar from the Tour’s formation in 1972 through to 2008.Tickets to the 2019 Betfred British Masters hosted by Tommy Fleetwood at Hillside Golf Club from May 9-12 are available by clicking here. A range of hospitality packages are also available.Image copyright Leaderboard Photography 3 May 2019 England amateur Conor Gough to make Tour debut Tags: elite golf, England Boys’ Squad, European Tourlast_img read more

Statement By President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On The Conduct Of Senatorial Elections

first_imgFellow Liberians and International Partners,One of the cardinal pillars of democracy is the right of the people to elect their leaders. This is a fundamental exercise that must take place at certain times. As you know, we were supposed to have election this year, on October 14th, to elect those legislators, who would fill seats of members whose term would expire. However, in October this year, our country was deep in a health crisis that did not allow the process to take place.After consultations with the leadership and political bodies of the country, the National Elections Commission has decided to hold the senatorial elections on December 16, 2014, in a month’s time.These elections are important, but they are being held under very difficult circumstances. We still have the deadly Ebola virus in our country and in the neighboring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone. This puts a new responsibility on all of us, to ensure that the political activities that will be carried out during the campaign and the voting do not lead to a resurgence of the epidemic. People will be meeting at places in groups for campaigning.  When the time comes to vote, we will line up to vote. These could lead to serious risks.While we are sustaining our democracy, we have decided to put in place measures that would safeguard us all. Therefore, in consultation with relevant local and international partners and political parties, the National Elections Commission will issue guidelines and protocols that we must all abide by. We can only enjoy democracy if we are healthy and alive.Although we continue to see decline in the number of new cases of Ebola, we must not relent our efforts, we must not lay down our guards and we must not become complacent.As campaigning starts in the next day, it is my responsibility and my duty to remind you all, politicians, voters and elections workers that we will put in place stringent measures, contained in our health laws that everyone must and will abide by. When we say no hugging, or shaking hands and rubbing shoulders, we mean it and we want people to take this seriously. We want democracy, we want to elect people, but we want to do so keeping all of us healthy.  Making sure that we do not return to those difficult days must be our common priority number one.We all remember how things were bad several few weeks ago. Now we are seeing progress, but we cannot talk about success as long as there is one case of Ebola. We all know what to do to avoid catching the disease. When someone is sick, don’t play doctor, take them to a health center. Wash your hands constantly. When passing in front of a store or anywhere  where people have thermometers, take your temperature. If somebody passes away, call the health care respondents and they will come and do what is necessary. We all like our traditions but these are not normal times and we have to let go some of our habits.The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with agencies and partners, under the Public Health Law, will be announcing a number of preventive measures tomorrow to ensure that we are all safe especially during this electoral process. In so far as they are intended to keep our people safe, I will endorse all of the preventive measures and will direct that they be strictly followed.  These rules would not stop anyone from campaigning or interacting with the people but are there to ensure that people are protected.Let it be known: We do not conduct these important elections because we feel it is easy or okay to do so. We do this with the support of other leaders of the government, because it is a right and a duty which must be fulfilled.Finally, the true essence of democracy is to compete on the basis of ideas – ideas about how we improve the lives of the people we aspire to lead. This will mean that candidates will disagree. But I know we can disagree and exchange our ideas, as well as afford the voters a chance to understand our values, without resorting to mudslinging or violence. I therefore urge all of our candidates, even as I wish all of them well, to stand up for tolerance – to lend their campaigns to civil discussions from which our people will know them better, and the final decisions of the people will benefit their communities and the nation.May God continue to bless our Republic.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

10 months agoAusilio: Dybala would be Inter Milan player if we…

first_imgAusilio: Dybala would be Inter Milan player if we…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan chief Piero Ausilio says Paulo Dybala could have been a Nerazzurri player.Dybala has emerged as one of the most exciting attackers in the world at Juventus.And Ausilio recalled a meeting with former Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini: “A meeting was organised between the two presidents, Zamparini can confirm it, and I am convinced that if Inter on that occasion at the home of the president of Palermo had more desire and determination to spend more probably Dybala would be an Inter player.”The offer was honestly much lower than what Juventus did. The pair of (Mauro) Icardi-Dybala was intriguing to all.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool boss Klopp provides update on Gomez & Matip

first_img​Liverpool boss Klopp provides update on Gomez & Matipby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about injuries to key members of his squad.The Reds are dealing with injuries to the likes of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and others.Klopp spoke about the situation after his heavily rotated side were defeated 2-1 by Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Monday.”[Joe is] getting better, it’s getting better, but he is not yet involved,” the German told reporters after the game.”Joel is maybe a bit closer, I’m not sure, but hopefully he moves completely normal. We have to see how the bone healing is, that’s always how it is when something [has] broke, but from his movements it looks nearly normal.”But there are still a few days to go until we can have them in team training, until [Joel] is ready for contact, which for a centre-half is pretty important. Until then we will make all the fitness work.”The good thing is Joel can do all the fitness work already since a week or so ago, so that means when he will be back he will be 100 percent fit. Then he has to get rhythm and everything will be fine.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Police release names of mother daughter who died at Ontario resort

first_imgCOLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Provincial police have released the names of a mother and daughter who died in an apparent drowning earlier this week at a resort northwest of Toronto.Xia Zhen, 34, and Chloe Gong, 5, of Markham, Ont., were on vacation at Mountain Springs Resort just west of Collingwood, Ont., when tragedy struck on Tuesday evening.Police said the two victims were pronounced dead in hospital. Autopsies were conducted on Wednesday to determine a cause of death but the results have not yet been released.Yiting Gong said it only took minutes for him to lose his wife and young daughter, telling CTV Toronto on Wednesday that “just 10 minutes and they are gone.”The grieving father is now questioning why the resort does not have anyone supervising the pool.Jennifer Grant, a staff member at the resort, said there are clear signs indicating that the pool is unsupervised.last_img read more