September 17, 2014

When you loose your weed, and they know where it is!!! That 2-0 feeling

JAMAICA ALERT

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After coming back from Jamaica this story was dominating the news feeds. I even got a health warning card at the airport on arrival…
September 15, 2014

JAMAICA ALERT

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After coming back from Jamaica this story was dominating the news feeds. I even got a health warning card at the airport on arrival…

Cuba joins Ebola battle as virus spreads faster than capacity to manage it
HAPPY 2007 ETHIOPIA
September 10, 2014

HAPPY 2007 ETHIOPIA

Famed US Hindu palm reader killed on vacation in Trinidad
Gabriel García Márquez Wax Statue: Nobel Prize Winner Is Immortalized In A Museum In Cuba

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A life-size wax statue of Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez was unveiled on the same day former Cuban President, Fidel Castro celebrated his 88th birthday; The statue is placed in the Wax Museum of Cuba in the eastern town of Bayamo, Natalie Roterman reports in this article for Latin Times.
The Colombian appears dressed in his very own clothes, which were donated by his family through a foundation that carries the writer’s name. Márquez is represented in a meditative position while sitting down to make the figure appear even more representative of his persona.
The museums data recorded almost a million visitors up to this past July and hope the addition of the prolific Colombian writer will bring many more. Gabo, as he was known by fans and loved ones, joins the presence of José Martí, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Rita Montaner, Benny Moré, Fabio Di Celmo, an Italian tourist who died in a 1997 Havana hotel bombing, Compay Segundo, and American novelist, Ernest Hemingway, who is a fellow Nobel Prize winner. Although he joins many celebrated personalities, there was some controversy about the sculpture being placed almost next to former Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.
It is well known that the Colombian writer had a special place in his heart for Cuba. Not only was he close friends with Fidel Castro, but he resided in the island for several years. García Márquez was also known to act as secret emissary between Castro and former US President Bill Clinton was one of the initiators of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which takes place every year in Havana.
September 5, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez Wax Statue: Nobel Prize Winner Is Immortalized In A Museum In Cuba

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A life-size wax statue of Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez was unveiled on the same day former Cuban President, Fidel Castro celebrated his 88th birthday; The statue is placed in the Wax Museum of Cuba in the eastern town of Bayamo, Natalie Roterman reports in this article for Latin Times.

The Colombian appears dressed in his very own clothes, which were donated by his family through a foundation that carries the writer’s name. Márquez is represented in a meditative position while sitting down to make the figure appear even more representative of his persona.

The museums data recorded almost a million visitors up to this past July and hope the addition of the prolific Colombian writer will bring many more. Gabo, as he was known by fans and loved ones, joins the presence of José Martí, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Rita Montaner, Benny Moré, Fabio Di Celmo, an Italian tourist who died in a 1997 Havana hotel bombing, Compay Segundo, and American novelist, Ernest Hemingway, who is a fellow Nobel Prize winner. Although he joins many celebrated personalities, there was some controversy about the sculpture being placed almost next to former Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.

It is well known that the Colombian writer had a special place in his heart for Cuba. Not only was he close friends with Fidel Castro, but he resided in the island for several years. García Márquez was also known to act as secret emissary between Castro and former US President Bill Clinton was one of the initiators of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which takes place every year in Havana.

Bildner Center’s Cuban Film Series Presents “Suite Habana”

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As part of the Bildner Center’s Cuban Film Series focusing on the Special Period, this event features the screening of Fernando Pérez’s Suite Habana (2003) followed by a panel discussion. Discussants will be announced. This event is curated by Professor Jerry Carlson of The City College of New York and Graduate Center. It will take place on Friday, September 12, at 6:30pm, at the Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center (located at 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, New York).
Description: “Interpreting Suite Habana” (excerpt from Thinking from Cuba—sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia)
Perhaps no movie lends itself more to the arguments of perspectivism than Suite Habana. Without a single incidence of dialogue between any of the characters in the movie, its director, Fernando Perez, presents the audience with 75 minutes of images and music that can be interpreted in a million different ways by each of the individuals sitting in front of the screen. There is no ultimate meaning behind the movie because it is open for interpretation.
Perez paints a non-verbal (silence) picture of the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in the city of Havana. The only information the director presents of them in brief subtitle is their name, age, and at the end of the movie their stated dreams. They vary in age and occupation, ranging from an old woman selling peanuts on the streets to a mentally challenged boy taken care of by his family and school. Eclectic glimpses into the everyday moments form one cohesive representation of the different types of lives found within the city limits of Havana. Suite Habana reveals both the difficulties and pleasures of living in Cuba. […]
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September 2, 2014

Bildner Center’s Cuban Film Series Presents “Suite Habana”

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As part of the Bildner Center’s Cuban Film Series focusing on the Special Period, this event features the screening of Fernando Pérez’s Suite Habana (2003) followed by a panel discussion. Discussants will be announced. This event is curated by Professor Jerry Carlson of The City College of New York and Graduate Center. It will take place on Friday, September 12, at 6:30pm, at the Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center (located at 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, New York).

Description: “Interpreting Suite Habana” (excerpt from Thinking from Cuba—sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia)

Perhaps no movie lends itself more to the arguments of perspectivism than Suite Habana. Without a single incidence of dialogue between any of the characters in the movie, its director, Fernando Perez, presents the audience with 75 minutes of images and music that can be interpreted in a million different ways by each of the individuals sitting in front of the screen. There is no ultimate meaning behind the movie because it is open for interpretation.

Perez paints a non-verbal (silence) picture of the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in the city of Havana. The only information the director presents of them in brief subtitle is their name, age, and at the end of the movie their stated dreams. They vary in age and occupation, ranging from an old woman selling peanuts on the streets to a mentally challenged boy taken care of by his family and school. Eclectic glimpses into the everyday moments form one cohesive representation of the different types of lives found within the city limits of Havana. Suite Habana reveals both the difficulties and pleasures of living in Cuba. […]

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The much-anticipated second album instalment from Hollie Cook. Prince Fatty dubs her self-titled album tracks adding extra bass, delays and reverbs to Hollie’s captivating vocals. Featuring tracks such as ‘For Me You Are Dub’; a ska version of an old Andrews Sisters’ classic, ‘And The Beat Goes On’; a brand new dub cover of the The Whispers’ disco classic, ‘Walking in the Sand’; a delicious adaptation of the Shangri La’s legendary record, and ‘Baby’; a new revamp of this heavily requested anthem, in collaboration with French synth-pop outfit, ‘The Shoes’.

“The dub versions showcase real tape echoes, heavy spring reverbs and alternate instrumental elements such as melodica, percussion or horns that were hidden in the vocal versions. All the dubs are mixed live in my studio in the same Rub a Dub style as was made famous in 70s Jamaica by King Tubby and others, i.e not with the use of computers for automation and endless digital nonsense but with fingers, late night vibes and re-arranged with a razor blade!” Prince Fatty

1. Shadow Dub / 2. Used To Be Dub / 3. That Very Night Dub / 4. And The Beat Goes On Dub / 5. Crying Dub / 6. For Me You Are Dub / 7. Milk & Honey Dub / 8. Baby Dub / 9. Walking In The Sand Dub / 10. Sugarwater Dub

Bahamas government press officer dies after being shot multiple times
Next time you throw water away ask yourself…is it worth it?
August 26, 2014

Next time you throw water away ask yourself…is it worth it?

August 25, 2014

Hundreds of Thousands attend Notting Hill Carnival in west London

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Hundreds of thousands of people attended the first day of Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, the BBC reports.

The two-day event in west London started with children’s day and featured Caribbean culture, food, music and dance.

Giant floats and dancers wearing colourful costumes made their way along the procession route from 10:00 BST.

About a million people are expected at the two-day event which ends on Monday.

Organisers say this year is part of the build-up to the event’s 50th anniversary.

About 6,000 police officers attended and the Met Police said….[Full article HERE]

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert On ‘Morality Grounds’
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The sensible Dominican Republic government has banned Miley Cyrus concerts from its country based on “morality grounds,” People magazine reports.
Cyrus, who made “twerk” a household verb after her 2013 VMA performance when she grinded up against Robin Thicke and grabbed herself with a foam finger as he sang “Blurred Lines,” had a September concert scheduled in the country, Kaitlan Collins reports for DailyCaller.com. The commission that oversees public performances released a statement Thursday saying Cyrus “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”
We can’t exactly blame them.
On her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus has ridden an inflatable hot dog, had dollar bill confetti fall from the ceiling, and grinded against an Abe Clinton lookalike.
August 25, 2014

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert On ‘Morality Grounds’

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The sensible Dominican Republic government has banned Miley Cyrus concerts from its country based on “morality grounds,” People magazine reports.

Cyrus, who made “twerk” a household verb after her 2013 VMA performance when she grinded up against Robin Thicke and grabbed herself with a foam finger as he sang “Blurred Lines,” had a September concert scheduled in the country, Kaitlan Collins reports for DailyCaller.com. The commission that oversees public performances released a statement Thursday saying Cyrus “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”

We can’t exactly blame them.

On her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus has ridden an inflatable hot dog, had dollar bill confetti fall from the ceiling, and grinded against an Abe Clinton lookalike.

August 24, 2014

Ludo Colorizes the Caribbean’s Tropical Urban Landscape

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August 23, 2014

Usain Bolt Breaks 100m Indoor WORLD RECORD