The healing circle is open to both victimsand perpetrators.Using the analogy of a tree, which mayendure trauma and yet survive,participants are encouraged to share theirstories and begin the healing process.(Image: Curious Pictures)MEDIA CONTACTS • Refik HodzicICTJ communications director+1 917 637 3853 or +1 917 975 2305• Viva Liles-WilkinPR and communications, Curious Pictures+27 11 726 2828 or +27 76 327 0154RELATED ARTICLES• Giving Zimbabwe’s diaspora a voice• Victoria Falls rising• Zimbabwe’s turning point?• Khama: lift sanctions on Zimbabwe• Zimbabwean fathers fight HIVJanine ErasmusThe healing work of an empowerment NGO in strife-torn Zimbabwe is the subject of a gripping documentary titled The Axe and the Tree, which premiered in Johannesburg at the end of May 2011.Directed by Zimbabwean Rumbi Katedza, produced by Johannesburg-based Curious Pictures, and supported by the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the film focuses on the work of the Tree of Life, a local NGO that conducts community healing workshops in Zimbabwe.The 42-minute film takes place in the suburbs around the country’s capital, Harare, and was shot during the second half of 2010. It features a group of survivors of the violence that swept the country during the elections of 2008, and four individuals in particular.Despite the possibility of reprisals, the participants agreed to tell their stories on film, reliving the events of that time, and expressing their hopes for the future.Onscreen, they spoke of their ordeals – husbands were forced to watch as their wives were raped; and wives endured long periods without their husbands, who had been taken away for interrogation and torture.The Tree of Life is working with these individuals to help them overcome their anger and the desire for revenge, and allow them to move forward. Using trees as a tool, the workshop leader starts off by asking participants to choose a tree, and then, through contemplation, to liken their lives to its leafy experiences.According to a Shona proverb, the axe will forget, but the tree that has been chopped will never forget.Survivors at first find it hard to share their stories freely, but by drawing strength from the group, they identify similarities between themselves and their chosen tree, which may have suffered disease or drought, or even had its limbs removed, but still lives and grows.“I saw that this tree had been hacked and that nails had been driven through it,” said one participant. “I felt that God had led me to this tree for a reason. If a tree can survive damage and still bear fruit to feed birds and people, there is nothing to stop me from also standing firm in times of tribulation.”Many facilitators are survivors who have completed the course and have received training in the Tree of Life methodology. Remorseful perpetrators are also welcomed into the circle, and encouraged to participate in Tree of Life sessions to add momentum to the national healing.Media freedom a matter of life and deathAfter the screening of the premiere, director Katedza, Zimbabwe-born activist Elinor Sisulu and Howard Varney of the ICTJ discussed the film with the audience, of whom a number were Zimbabwean exiles and activists.“Zimbabwe is in a fragile state of transition,” said Varney, “compounded by the legacy of organised violence and torture. The situation presents a huge challenge for Zimbabwe, the Southern African community, and the African Union.”He said that he was inspired by the film. “These people wanted to share their pain with the rest of Zimbabwe and the world.”Varney also said that there was an urgent need for measures against organised violence, as only this would create the proper conditions for free and fair elections, as well as participatory constitution-making.“This film shows ordinary people doing something extraordinary,” said Katedza. “It’s important that they tell their stories, because the media wasn’t allowed to capture the events of 2008. Many Zimbabweans didn’t even know what was happening to their compatriots. Now, their voices can at last be heard.”She added that speaking out was an important part of moving forward, and that, while it described violent events, the documentary’s central theme was one of healing.Sisulu said media freedom was often a matter of life and death, and that prominence in the media offered a sort of protection, as it was more likely that anonymous people would be victimised.“We pay tribute to Zimbabweans who are risking their lives to expose this type of crime.”With the ruling party insisting on elections in 2011 in Zimbabwe – although there are reports now that these may take place in 2012 – Sisulu said that the Southern African community had a responsibility to prevent the events of 2008 from happening again.Political violenceIn mid-2008 Zimbabweans prepared to vote in the presidential and parliamentary election, with three candidates in the running – Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), independent Simba Makoni and incumbent Robert Mugabe.The first round of presidential voting produced no outright winner, although Tsvangirai led Mugabe by 48% to 43% – a result that took one recount and over a month to materialise.Because the MDC lead wasn’t enough to avoid a second round of voting, this was then scheduled, but Tsvangirai withdrew because of alleged violence against his party’s supporters. Voting went ahead anyway, giving Mugabe a clear road to victory.The entire election process, especially the uncontested second round, was widely criticised.Violence broke out around the country, with each side blaming the other, but even before the election took place, people became the victims of violence for no reason other than that they were not supporters of the ruling party. According to the ICTJ, over 15 000 human rights violations were carried out, just in this period.Victims were kidnapped, tortured, beaten, raped, and their houses were burned – and for many people in other countries around the world, ongoing political violence and persecution is something that they too have to live with. The Axe and the Tree may be set in Zimbabwe, but the story it tells is a universal one.The ICTJ and other organisations that work in situations of transitional justice help to address these occurrences through instruments such as truth commissions, prosecutions, and other programmes.Refik HodzicICTJ communications directoroffice: +1 917 637 3853mobile: +1 917 975 email@example.com
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you raise hops, pre-harvest can be a make-or-break time. Learn everything you need to know about the next steps that need to happen at the Ohio State University South Centers Hops Pre-Harvest Field Night on July 27.The field day will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at OSU South Centers Research Building Auditorium, 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon.Brad Bergefurd, a horticulturist with OSU South Centers, will be hosting the field day, which is being sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.Due to Ohio’s growing craftbrewing industry and increased interest in buying local, Bergefurd has developed a research and education program for hops that focuses on production and marketing. The goal is to develop sustainable hop production practices for growing conditions in Ohio, he said.“A lot of people are growing hops for Ohio’s brewing industry, and hop farmers need to know what to look for as they get close to harvest. We will also review everything the farmer needs to know about preparing for the harvest,” Bergefurd said.Topics at the field day will include:Viewing of the Hops Harvester Machine.Galvanized Trellis System.Hop Mechanical Harvesting Demonstration.Drying Demonstration.Insect and Disease Scouting and Management.Nutrient Management and Fertigation Demonstration.Petiole Sap Analysis Demonstration.Drip Irrigation Management.“These are the topics folks need to be aware of as we reach the pre-harvest time for hops. We don’t want pests to ruin the hops so close to harvest,” Bergefurd said.“The nutrient program will also need to be adjusted, and it’s important to keep crops well irrigated up through harvest,” he said. “Farmers need to know proper harvesting and processing techniques.”“There is a lot to know and be aware of.”The field day is $25 per person and $40 for a family of up to three. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Charissa Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. The deadline to register is July 25. Dinner is included with the registration fee.For more information, go to southcenters.osu.edu/horticulture/events.
Simple renovation ruled outPaino already lived on 11th Street when he bought the house next door in 2009 for $580,000, according to an account in The New York Times. He was originally intending a straightforward rehab that would undo the results of a botched renovation dating from the 1970s.The ugly beige facade at the front of the building would be stripped away, and Paino would restore the brick behind it. But there was a problem: The building, two blocks from the East River, was in a flood plain. In order to comply with city building requirements, Paino would either have to give up the ground-floor garden apartment as living space or raise the town house three feet, The Times said.So up he went, and in the process Paino realized the building would never really fit with its neighbors because window and door lines between adjoining town houses could not possibly align. Instead, he designed the front of the building to look completely different from its neighbors. The blue, gray and white ceramic tile is set in a pattern suggesting a cloud formation. A tired old townhouse in Long Island City, New York, that became an environmental showcase has tongues wagging in the neighborhood, not necessarily because of its Passivhaus efficiencies but because of its unusual exterior design.Its owner, architect Thomas Paino, calls it the Climate Change Row House. Its detractors, including a blogger at the website Curbed, think it’s the ugliest house in Queens.Somewhere in the middle lies the interesting tale of how this nondescript row house built in 1903 was transformed into a model of energy efficiency. Under all that tile, a high-performing houseThe Climate Change Row House website, which is still under construction, lists a number of features emblematic of sustainable building practices, if not the Passivhaus standard, including a rooftop greenhouse, “Passive House standards for energy conservation throughout the structure,” solar hot water, LED lighting, a Zehnder energy-recovery ventilator and Mitsubishi heat pump.Jordan Goldman, the Passive House consultant who worked on the project and the engineering principal at ZeroEnergy Design in Boston, said the certifying agency he worked with, the Passive House Association of Ireland, said the project would have to comply with new construction standards and would not be eligible under EnerPHit rules, which cover refurbished buildings.Goldman advised Paino that new-construction certification “was not viable” without spending a lot more money. For example, the building could meet the renovation air leakage standard of 1.0 air changes per hour at 50 pascals but not the more stringent 0.6 ach50 required for new construction without a lot more work.In the end, they settled for a building that performs a lot better than an average house and would have met the EnerPHit standard had they been permitted to apply, Goldman said.“We would like to propose to make this a demonstration house with as complete documentation on the process of achieving energy efficiency through the structure’s design, the judicious evaluation and selection of appropriate building materials and their installation, and monitoring outcomes,” the website says. “These are essential measures that should set an example of how we can meet the challenges of a changing climate.” No shortage of opinion, pro and conThe design provided plenty of fodder for Jeremiah Budin over at Curbed, who in February said the building “most closely resembles a pair of blue camouflage cargo shorts.” The website New York Shitty called it “the Lego House.” Another website gave it the “Frank Lloyd Crap” award, and anonymous posters piled on in the comments section.A post at Bloomberg.com included a number of photos of the project, and lots of comments, pro and con, from readers .NY Passive House, which might have been expected to root for the project, seemed lukewarm. “I hope people will not see this and think, ‘Oh, look, Passive House creates unusual buildings,’” co-founder Andreas Benzinger told the newspaper.But the town house also had its share of fans, too. “It’s brilliant,” one post at Curbed said. “Did you see the before pictures? People, not everything needs to be old brick or vinyl siding.”“The nonconformism makes me kind of happy,” said another.Paino told GBA by telephone that 80% of the comments about the project have been positive.“The media love controversy,” he said. “They’ve really played up the negative responses.”
High-speed Phantom camera shooting gets combined with state-of-the art motion control to create stunning visual effects.Not able to acheive the high-end effects they wanted for their high speed shooting, German special effects company The Marmalde set out to build a cutting edge motion control system. The result is SPIKE, a high speed motion control device that operates more like a cutting edge robot than a piece of production gear. SPIKE was designed to be used specifically with the Phantom camera, shooting gorgeous slow motion shots at up 1000 frames a second.In the following video, go behind-the-scenes at The Marmalade and learn how SPIKE operates, what it takes to create complex high speed shots and see examples of their gorgeous video work (best viewed in HQ):By programming the motion speed and position coordinates into SPIKE’s computer, high speed camera moves are combined with the incredible slow motion shooting of the Phantom. This gives The Marmalade the ability to create moves that previously were only possible with animation.The results are pretty spectacular, don’t you think?Let us know what you think in the comments!
NU Bullpups force winner-take-all game 3. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMiguel Oczon made a huge steal and a basket as National University foiled Ateneo’s sweep bid with a 70-67 win to send the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball Finals into a Game 3 Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Oczon had a good read on Jason Credo’s inbound pass intended for Dave Ildefonso, intercepting the ball and scoring the lay-up at the buzzer for the Bullpups to level the best-of-three series to one game apiece.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus D-League: Che’Lu-San Sebastian holds off Zark’s-Lyceum for 3rd straight win View comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Tañedo, who hit Gonzales in the head that prompted the latter to retaliate, and Amchel Angeles, who shoved Gonzales during in the altercation, were initially tossed out of the game but the were reinstated by the referees. The scores:NU (70) – Oczon 17, Amsali 11, Malonzo 10, Javillonar 8, Manalang 7, Minerva 7, Fortea 4, Gonzales 3, Coyuca 3, Felisilda 0, Pangilinan 0.Ateneo (67) – Ildefonso 14, Sotto 10, Belangel 10, Credo 7, Manuel 6, David 6, Escalona 5, Angeles 5, Chiu 4, Diaz 0.Quarterscores: 21-21, 34-35, 47-48, 70-67 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Mas disciplined ang defense namin,” said NU mentor Goldwin Monteverde. Ildefonso led the Blue Eaglets with 14 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two steals while Kai Sotto followed up his triple-double effort in the opener with 10 points, eight boards and five blocks. SJ Belangel also had 10 points and pulled down four rebounds for Ateneo. The loss snapped the Eaglets’ have 15-game winning streak. Things went chippy at the 7:54 mark of third period when Cyril Gonzales was ejected for kicking Ateneo’s Allan Tañedo in the bench after the NU guard dived for the ball.ADVERTISEMENT “I just did my best for the team,” said Oczon, who eventually finished with 17 points. The Finals decider is set on Friday at San Juan Arena. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Rhayyan Amsali produced a double-double effort of 11 points and 13 rebounds while Michael Malonzo added 10 points for NU. It was Malonzo’s lay-up that gave the Bullpups a 58-57 lead in the final 57 seconds. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Having achieved reasonable success in doubles, Sania Mirza is now tempted to get back to playing singles and the Indian tennis star is already working towards her new goal.Sania and her doubles partner Nuria Llagostera Vives finished runners- up at the China Open last week.She is satisfied with her performance this year.Despite her success in the doubles, Sania still nurtures hopes of playing singles again, although her troublesome knee may be a roadblock in her comeback.”It’s been a pretty good year for me. I won a ( Grand) Slam and made it to five WTA finals. I have one more tournament left in Moscow before the season gets over,” Sania said here in the Capital on Monday.”I am tempted to play singles again and have been practising since the US Open.It’s tough and all about working day in and day out but I will take a call.”A lot depends on my body, especially my knee. Besides, it does take a toll on one’s body and if I do play singles, then I have to go through the qualifiers and then I have to play doubles as well. Everything will depend if my knee can hold so much pressure,” pointed Sania, who once reached a career- high 27 in the WTA singles rankings.Sania last played in singles in June. The Hyderabadi suffered a spate of injuries which saw her singles ranking tumble to 286. She then decided to switch her focus completely to doubles.Of late, Sania has also switched her doubles partner quite frequently and is likely to come up with another partner in the mixed doubles.Elena Vesnina, Bethanie Mattek- Sands and now, Sania is playing alongside Nuria.The Indian is however, yet to decide whom she will team up with in the next season.AS FAR as her mixed doubles pair is concerned, Sania has decided on her partner but did not want to reveal his name. She, however, did make it clear that she is not pairing with Mahesh Bhupathi with whom she won the French open this year. Their relatioship was strained following the selection controversy before the Olympics.”There are a lot of things on which I have to take a call with regard to my doubles and mixed doubles partners.With Nuri, I am playing right now but for how long – I will decide about it later probably at the end of the year. I don’t know if I’ll play the Aus- tralian Open with her.”I have already figured out my mixed doubles partner but I don’t want to reveal his name right now. Mahesh is definitely not an option.” Sania was here in the Capital at the tennis Nationals and plans to visit her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik in Johannesburg for the Champions League T20.The last tournament Sania played was in China Open and with Nuria, she made a great effort to reach the finals before Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova ended their title dreams.Before, China Open Sania made it to four WTA finals and expects to finish off the year on a high.”As a tennis player one shouldn’t be satisfied. I know I have had a good year but there are still a lot of things that need to be worked upon.”I have a tournament in Moscow which will be the last tournament for me this year and then we have the Australian Open before which I’ll have to take a few important decisions,” said Sania.advertisement
Glamour has named Simone Kitchens as deputy beauty editor. Kitchens was formerly a senior beauty editor at The Huffington Post.Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg has been named as an executive producer at The Atlantic. She was previously an associate editor with the company.Robert Rufino has been named interiors editor at Elle Décor. Rufino joins the magazine from Architectural Digest, where he served in the same role. Melissa Post has been named executive fashion director, advertising at Cosmopolitan. Post was previously the executive fashion director at Real Simple.The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) has promoted Ethan Grey to senior vice presient of digital strategy and initiatives. Grey was previously vice president of digital at MPA.Deanne Hess Kaczerski has been named Web director at Marie Claire. She was previously site director at Elle.com and RealBeauty.com.Meredith has named Laura Rowley as vice president of video production and product. Rowley was formerly an executive producer at The Huffington Post.Krista Lanphier is now an associate food editor at Reader’s Digest. Lanphier was previously a book editor at the company.Penton has named Peggy Schecter as strategic sales director. Schecter was formerly an advertising sales manager at Synacor Portal Group. Timothy O’Brien has joined Bloomberg View as publisher. O’Brien was previously executive editor at The Huffington Post.Frommer’s has named Jason Cochran as its new editor-in-chief. Cochran joins the publication from AOL Travel where he was an executive editor.Katie Drummond joins The Verge as editor of Verge Science. Drummond was formerly a reporter at Wired.Brides has named Lauren Iannotti as executive editor. Ianotti joins the magazine from Glamour, where she was a deputy articles editor.
News Depeche Mode, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, the Meters, Kate Bush, and Nina Simone also make the list of nominees for the class of 2018Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 5, 2017 – 7:21 am The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2018 nominees, which includes GRAMMY winners Bon Jovi, Radiohead, Eurythmics, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Dire Straits, LL Cool J, Judas Priest, and Rage Against The Machine. Radiohead, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J Among 2018 Rock Hall Nominees NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Judas Priest Win Best Metal Performance Who’s Nominated For The Rock Hall For 2018? radiohead-bon-jovi-ll-cool-j-among-2018-rock-hall-nominees Email Twitter Facebook Also making the nominee cut are Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, the Cars, J. Geils Band, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray, and the Zombies. To be eligible, a nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1992 or earlier. The artists making their first appearance on the ballot include Radiohead, Bush, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Nina Simone, Radiohead, and Rage Against The Machine, with the latter two appearing in their first year of eligibility.The class of 2018 will be announced in December. The 2018 induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14, 2018, at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. For the sixth year in a row, the public can cast votes for the nominees they believe deserve induction via the hall’s website until Dec. 5. The top five acts will comprise the “fan’s ballot,” counting as one of the ballots that determine the class of 2018.Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Announces Solo Tour, Album Reissue
Twitter Email News https://twitter.com/TheOhanaFest/status/1102584565548244994 Eddie Vedder’s Curated Ohana Fest Announces Lineup With Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tash Sultana & More Other headliners include Incubus, Jenny Lewis, LP, the Strokes, and morePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 4, 2019 – 2:55 pm The fourth annual Ohana Festival is set for Sept. 27–29 at Doheny State Beach at Calif.’s Dana Point. The ocean-side celebration is curated by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who co-founded the fest and will be headlining. Additional headliners include Glen Hansard, Incubus, Jenny Lewis, LP, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, and Tash Sultana.Former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons is also on the bill, along with Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers, Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real and White Reaper. Eddie Vedder’s Curated Ohana Fest Announces Lineup eddie-vedders-curated-ohana-fest-announces-lineup-red-hot-chili-peppers-tash-sultana Facebook “It’s been a true honor,” said Vedder last year, “to work with the community and organizers to create a stimulating vibe and uplifting atmosphere for the great crowds and incredible musicians who come out to play in the park.”Tickets go on sale on March 8 at the festival’s website. A portion of Ohana Fest’s proceeds will be donated to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association, the San Onofre Parks Foundation and other charities.Students Meet Their Hawaiian Ohana At The GRAMMY MuseumRead more
Enlarge ImageIf Triumph has its way, in a few years it will be able to sell you electric versions of your favorite Triumph models. Triumph Electric motorcycles are becoming increasingly “a thing” and you know that’s the case when legacy brands like Harley-Davidson are getting in on it. Now, though, a new player is entering the game, and it’s Triumph.Yeah, that Triumph that makes scramblers and Bonnevilles and Rockets and Tigers. It announced on Wednesday that it was initiating a program that it’s calling “TE-1,” which will focus on the development of compact battery-electric drivetrain options for future motorcycle models.Here’s the part that will turn your brain into a hot little coal: Triumph is teaming up with Williams to get this project going. Yes, that Williams. The famed Formula One engineering firm, the same company that helped Singer get its Dynamics and Lightweighting Study cars off the ground.”This new collaboration represents an exciting opportunity for Triumph and its partners to be leaders in the technology that will enable the electrification of motorcycles,” said Triumph CEO Nick Bloor in a statement. “Project Triumph TE-1 is one part of our electric motorcycle strategy, focused on delivering what riders want and expect from their Triumph, which is the perfect balance of handling, performance and usability.”Based on Bloor’s statement, we’d expect that Triumph’s path toward electrification will differ significantly from, say, Harley-Davidson’s. Where H-D is offering one electric motorcycle — the Livewire — with a stratospheric price tag and then plans to offer two other models that are more akin to scooters or electric bicycles than they are motorcycles, Triumph will offer no-compromise electric versions of its ICE models.”The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is looking forward to applying our expertise in the electrification of transport with our partners,” said Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams Advanced Engineering, in a statement. “Williams has powered a number of world-renowned electric vehicles already and this will be a significant further step in our work by taking that knowledge onto two wheels.”Now, historically, when a company like Triumph would announce something as grand as Project Triumph TE-1, we’d have viewed it with a great deal of skepticism. Triumph, in particular, has had a checkered financial past, and developing new tech is expensive. Now, though, Triumph is at the top of its game, and its models are among the best in the industry. We’re genuinely excited to see how this turns out. 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise Motorcycles Electric Cars Tags 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright Share your voice Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is the sporty electric streetbike we need Post a comment Triumph 47 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper 0