Plants That Just Won’t Give Up.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a rare island of stability in a sea of extremist-fueled turmoil. But this blessing comes with a burden.
“Jordan’s real crisis is not the threat of encroaching extremism, but the grinding weight of hosting victims from the region’s various humanitarian emergencies. The technical name for this is a “protracted refugee crisis”—a burden that Jordan uniquely bears as host to more than a million refugees and asylum seekers from surrounding conflicts,” writes Pulitzer Center grantee Alice Su in her story for The Atlantic.
Delicatessen with Love
1. Jenya Shalikashuili, 58 years old – Alaverdi, Armenia. – Tolma (roll of beef and rice wrapped into grape leaves)
2. Marisa Batini, 80 years old – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce
3. Serette Charles, 63 years old – Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.
4. Maria Luz Fedric, 53 years old – Cayman Islands. Honduran Iguana with rice and beans.
5. Wadad Achi, 66 years old – Beirut, Lebanon. Mjadara (rice and lentils cream)
6. Regina Lifumbo, 53 years old – Mchinji, Malawi. Finkubala (Caterpillar in tomato sauce)
7. Inara Runtule, 68 years old – Kekava, Latvia. Silke (herring with potatoes and cottage cheese)
8. Ana Lucia Souza Pascoal, 53 years old – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fejoada light.
9. Brigitta Fransson, 70 years old – Stockholm, Sweden. Inkokt Lax â (poached cold salmon and vegetables)
10. Julia Enaigua, 71 years old – La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup)
Recipes on artist site
O Captain! My Captain!
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead.O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;Here Captain! dear father!The arm beneath your head!It is some dream that on the deck,You’ve fallen cold and dead.My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;Exult O shores, and ring O bells!But I with mournful tread,Walk the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead.
COSTA RICA GETS SHOWERED WITH FLOWER PETALS
Ad giants McCann commissioned photographer Nick Meeks to create a visionary campaign for SONY’s new 4K TV. The new 4k promises to have a picture quality 4x’s the resolution of standard HDTV.
I’d have to say he hit this assignment out of the park - because it doesn’t seem real - the millions of flower petals that were blasted into the air in Costa Rica to showcase the beauty of their new 4K. It took the creative team and the entire village 2 weeks to pluck the 8 million flower petals that symbolize the 8 million pixel display of the 4K tv.
Sony says, “to see the real depth and detail of each petal gliding in the air, floating on the water, or blowing in the streets, you need to see it on one of their new 4K televisions in a showroom near you.” - of course…there’s the catch. But as incredible as it looks in 1080p, I think I’m willing to do that.
Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Douala, 1962) is a Cameroonian photographer.
She grew up in Yaoundé moved to Paris as a young girl, where she was trained at the Dutch Professional Photography School in The Hague. Later on she moved to the Netherlands where she trained at the Nederlandse Fotovakschool (Netherlands professional school of photography)
Her art focuses on representations of black womanhood, individuality and humanity. Her work is historical and cultural, aimed at promoting mutual understand and respect for African identity.
Etoundi Essamba gained international recognition with exhibitions all over the world. Her photographs were first displayed in 1985 at the Maison Descartes in Amsterdam. Exhibitions followed throughout the world (Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the United States)
She is associated with DUTA or Douala Urban Touch of Arts, which allows Central African visual artists in Douala, Cameroon to share their work.
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