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Tugan Sokhiev conducts Brahms and Prokofiev featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman
Event on 2018-04-28 20:00:00
For his second week of concerts this season, Tugan Sokhiev leads the BSO in Brahms's towering Violin Concerto, with the outstanding, Ukrainian-born, Israeli violin soloist Vadim Gluzman in his BSO winter season debut. Brahms wrote his concerto in 1878 for his lifelong friend Joseph Joachim. Closing the program is Prokofiev's wartime Symphony No. 5, a powerful, searching, and expansive work premiered in January 1945 with the composer conducting. View biography in full page >

Internationally-acclaimed Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev is Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT) and has now led them for over a decade. He is also Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and until the end of the 2015/16 season served as Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

Plans for the 2016/17 season include performances of La damnation de Faust, Carmen, Katerina Izmailova, Il Viaggio a Reims and The Maid of Orleans at the Bolshoi Theatre, return visits to Berliner Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic (including the Lucerne Festival) and a return to Japan for the NHK Music Festival. He conducts many and varied projects with ONCT within France and on tour in Europe and the Far East.

Recent seasons have included Chicago Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics – where critics hailed him 'Dirigentenwunderwaffe' (miracle conductor) – and European touring with the Philharmonia and Mahler Chamber orchestras.  He has toured extensively with ONCT in Europe, Asia, United Kingdom and South America and with DSO Berlin in Europe. He has conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra every season in London since 2003 and toured with them in Europe and has appeared as a guest conductor with Vienna Philharmonic at the Mozartwoche Festival, Finnish Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Russia, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, RAI Turin, the orchestras of La Scala and the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bournemouth Symphony, Swedish Radio, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Munich Philharmonic and Orchestre National de France. Recent opera has included new productions of Katerina Ismailova and La damnation de Faust at the Bolshoi Theatre.

He built up extensive opera experience early on, including many productions for the Mariinsky and Welsh National Opera and appeared as guest conductor at the Metropolitain Opera New York (with the Mariinsky); Houston Grand Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival and in Madrid. He was named 'Révélation musicale de l'année' by the French Critics' Union in 2005 for his performance in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Orchestre National du Capitole and in the course of his many collaborations in Toulouse, Berlin, Paris, London and Vienna, swiftly established himself with orchestras, public and critics as an outstanding musician. His discography includes highly-acclaimed recordings for Naïve Classique with Toulouse – including Tchaikovsky's Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf andmost recently Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Firebird.  DSO Berlin releases include Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible, Fifth Symphony and Scythian Suite for SONY Classical. View biography in full page >

Vadim Gluzman's extraordinary artistry brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman's wide repertoire embraces new music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.

The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Gluzman has enjoyed collaborations with many of today's leading conductors, including Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paavo Järvi, Hannu Lintu and Peter Oundjian. His festival appearances include performances at Verbier, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Lockenhaus, as well as the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, which was founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.

Highlights of his 2016-17 season include appearances in London at The Proms with the BBC Symphony and Edward Gardner, with the Chicago Symphony under Neeme Järvi, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg under Christoph von Dohnányi, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev, and with the Orchestre de Paris under Juraj Val?uha. He will tour the United States with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including an engagement in New York at Carnegie Hall, and perform with Baltimore Symphony, NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris, among other engagements. Gluzman will lead performances with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he continues in his third year as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.

This season Mr. Gluzman will give the world premiere performances of new concertos written for him by two of today's most important composers: Sofia Gubaidulina's Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Bayan with Elsbeth Moser, Nicolas Altstaedt and the NDR Radio Philhamonic in Hannover under Andrew Manze; and Elena Firsova's Concerto for Violin and Cello with Johannes Moser and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev. Gluzman has given live and recorded premieres of other works by Gubaidulina, as well as Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and most recently, Lera Auerbach.

Vadim Gluzman's latest CD for the BIS label features Sergey Prokofiev's Violin Concertos No. 1 and 2, as well as the composer's Sonata for Violin Solo, with Estonian National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi. Accolades for his extensive discography on BIS include the Diapason d'Or of the Year, Gramophone's Editor's Choice, Classica Magazine's esteemed Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, ClassicFM, and others.

Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, Gluzman began violin studies at age 7. He studied with Roman Sne in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia before moving to Israel in 1990, where he became a student of Yair Kless. In the United States, he studied with Arkady Fomin in Dallas and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and mentorship of Isaac Stern which continued until the Stern's passing in 2001. In 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award.

Vadim Gluzman plays the legendary 1690 'ex-Leopold Auer' Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

at Symphony Hall
334 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, United States


Conformation: All-Breed and Group
Event on 2017-12-10 00:00:00
Event Info for Exhibitors

Event Status: Approved

Eligible Breeds: All AKC-Recognized Breeds

Opening Date: Not Available

Closing Date: Wed,  Nov 22, 2017  

Additional Information:  AKC National Owner-Handled Series

Entry and Event Info Contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent
PO BOX 22107
GREENSBORO, NC 27420-2107
(336) 379-9352

Event Chair Contact: Mrs. Almira  Dallas 1131 FORK POINT RD ORIENTAL, NC 28571-8764 252-249-2585

at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
300 Deacon Blvd.
Winston Salem, United States


Check out these casablanca images:

Maroc, Casablanca, 1948. Portrait de groupe
Image by Jeanne Menjoulet
Maroc, Casablanca, 1948. Portrait de groupe : Georges Menjoulet, Jean Menjoulet (en blouse écolière années 40), et leurs cousins enfants, Andrée et Jean-Louis. De dos, une amie, Mme Magnan

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Immeuble Villas Paquet, Casablanca
Jacques Gouyon, 1952


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Some cool maroc images:

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Couleurs de la rue, Moulay Driss Zerhoun, province de Meknès, Maroc.
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Moulay Driss Zerhoun est la ville sainte du Maroc, c’est là qu’est enterré Idriss Ier (745-791) , fondateur de Fès et de la première dynastie musulmane du Maroc : les Idrissides.


Nightmare After Christmas: With Dallas Cooper And Le Cure
Event on 2017-12-28 19:00:00

at House of Blues – Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, United States


casablanca hotels
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Because of so much hotels in the largest city in in Australia, Sydney, making a choice is very difficult. Every year, Harbourside location attracts thousands of holidaymakers in the world, of course, it isn’t any surpsing when finding many hotels dotted aroundthe shores of the harbour.


On the other hand, there are plenty of other alternative accommodation styles awaiting you in leafy suburban locations that provide a cheaper alternative whilst at the same time giving you access to public transport or easy drives to many of the city’s tourist destinations.


Here, we are going to take a look at some of the most popular hotels as well as some of the more unusual accommodation options you may not have thought of, including some backpacker locations.


In the CBD, it is hard to find a better location than Circular Quay. The Circular Quay Hotel is a luxury experience waiting for you to enjoy. Choose a harbour view room and you will enjoy unparalleled views across the busy Circular Quay as well as stunning views out to the heads.
For more boutique style accommodation you can always try the Devere Hotel. This is situated in Potts Point only a 15 to 20 minute walk from the city. Although it does not have the location enjoyed by five-star hotels, this 3 1/2 star hotel is convenient for any type of traveller with public transport available virtually at the door. There are also dozens of restaurants and cafes within a few minutes walk.
The Jolly Swagman Backpackers in King’s Cross has an enviable reputation as being one of the friendliest backpacker destinations on the east coast. Always popular, the cheap beds and spotlessly clean rooms make this almost a must stay for backpackers.
The inner-city suburb of Newtown has some amazing guesthouses that will delight you. At Cavendish is one such place that has been extensively renovated in a Victorian fashion and provides a great alternative to other styles of accommodation close to the CBD.
If you are looking for a more relaxing beach holiday, Sydney has more beaches than most capital cities in Australia located right on its doorstep. Bondi Beach is probably the most famous in Australia and the range of accommodation options here are truly amazing. Why not take a look at the Bondi Beach holiday house right in the heart of Bondi itself. You can enjoy a beach holiday and the sophistication of the big city all in one location.
Located at the northern end of Sydney’s beach district is Palm Beach. This is a fabulous village style beach with its own unique feel and is located just a short drive from Pittwater. This is a popular destination with Sydneysiders especially the bed-and-breakfast accommodation, none more so than Villa Bresciana. This is a charming house is only a few minutes stroll from the beach and is very reasonably priced for the style of accommodation provided.


As you can see, the variety of accommodation in Sydney will suit any budget, all you have to do is shop around and you are certain to find what you need.


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Dr. Harry Coverston: “Many Paths, One Destination”
Event on 2017-12-07 19:00:00
Our December 7 regular program will be Dr. Harry Scott Coverston, son of 1950's LaBelle High School Vo Ag teacher and FFA Advisor Sam Coverston, on "Many Paths, One Destination".  Evidence of religious observance is found in the earliest remains of human cultures. Human beings have often been described by scholars of religion as homo religious.  A Hindu proverb observes that there are "many paths, one destination" among human religious traditions. We will discuss four of those paths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism representing the four largest spiritual paths within the American populace today and how those traditions seek to answer humanity's enduring questions. This Free event is Open to the Public. Hope to see you there!    Dr. Coverston is fifth generation Floridian and a fifth generation educator. He has lived in every part of the state as well as the San Francisco Bay area and a summer in Washington, D. C. when he was a congressional intern.  He specialized in Latin American Studies and spent a number of summers studying in Central and South America including being named a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil in 2011. Coverston is a non-practicing Florida attorney, an Episcopal priest and a permanent lecturer in religious studies, humanities and the philosophy of law at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He has served as the designated scholar for the Florida Humanities Council in the Civic Reflections program, the Prime Time family reading program, the Community Discussions program, the Lake County Caribbean Humanities series and has delivered a wide range of public scholarship presentations on religion and culture across the state. 

at Dallas B Townsend Agricultural Center
1085 Pratt Blvd
Labelle, United States


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Precious little Anne, 1997-2017
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It has been almost four months since we said goodbye to our precious, sweet, amazing Anne kitty. She was 19 years, 8 months. She died at home with us, at peace, much-loved, and on her own terms (just as she lived her life).

Today would have been Anne’s 20th birthday. It has taken me this long to finish this story because writing it has been so hard. I knew I would miss her, but I did not expect it to be this much. I still expect her to be waiting around the corner in her favourite places when I arrive home from work or go upstairs.

It would take many pages to tell twenty years of tales, but I hope these few stories give some impression of the joy she brought to us.

When Anne and her sister Emma were tiny babies they would often play-fight with each other. LG had not been around cats much before, and sometimes the wild-sounding meows made her worry that they were getting serious. I would reassure her that they were only playing, but she didn’t believe me. Then we took the kitties over to visit some friends who had a dog. "Ah, so THIS is what two angry little bundles of kitty fur look like!" (Hissing, sputtering, etc.) The dog, on the other hand, was completely uninterested in the kitties.

When Anne was a bratty teenager (a couple of human years) she taught us to play Fetch. We had little, soft, coloured balls that she trained us to throw across the room or down the hall. She would run after them, bat them around briefly, and then pick them up with her teeth and bring them back to drop them at our feet. In her middle years, she still liked to chase the balls, but grew out of the "fetch" part of the game. She left the fetching part to the humans. Games got shorter in those days. Eventually they evolved even further, into games of Watch.

LG used to hold Anne in her arms belly-up, cradled like a little baby. Anne always looked quite content to be there (for a little while anyway). But she never really liked it when I did it. Something about the way I held her was wrong–too firm? too weak? I don’t know. She would struggle out and then crawl up onto my shoulders, or (when she was older) just go halfway and rest her front paws up there. Both the baby-holding and the shoulder-sitting usually lasted only while we were standing or walking around. As soon as we’d sit down, Anne would lose interest.

Except when I was sitting at my chair working on the computer. In that case, Shoulder Time could last half an hour or more. I learned which of my computer activities I could do with one hand (Facebook and reading articles), and saved them for when Anne demanded Shoulder Time. Often when Shoulder Time ended, she would demand the entire chair by nudging me out of the way. We usually "compromised", meaning that I would slide forward and perch on the edge of the chair, giving her space to settle in. The kitty’s comfort always comes first!

By the way, I do not use the term "demand" lightly. She earned her nickname Demandy.

Anne was the naughtiest of our kitties–the most likely to get into places where kitties weren’t supposed to go. Kitchen cupboard emptied for cleaning? Anne would hop in. Office chair left a little too close to the bookshelves? Anne would explore them. Closet door open? Anne would run in. Sometimes when she did that I would close (but not latch) the door and wait for the paw to come from underneath. She’d pull the door open just enough that she could squeeze her little pink nose through, then push open the door and get out.

Anne had a bowl, and make no mistake: it was Her Bowl. This was a giant (~2ft diam) decorative ceramic bowl, and for most of her life it was her favourite place for all-day catnaps, evening hang-outs, and night-time sleeps (when she wasn’t sleeping in our bed). We kept it on top of an oak chest near a window in the office, with Her Cushion placed inside. It was a warm and sunny spot year-round (as much as possible in Vancouver), and a place where she could be in the room with us while we were working at our computers or reading on the futon. Back when we had That Boy Kitty (dear M’ow), he would sometimes bully her into giving it to him. He’d hop up on the box and just sit next to it motionless, looking at her. Her ears would perk, then slowly flatten, and eventually she’d drag herself out of the bowl and stalk off, maybe throwing a little hiss at M’ow as she departed.

On days when we were both out of the house, she would "call a meeting" when we got back. It would not happen until we both got back, even if we arrived some time apart. Once the second person appeared, she would leave her bowl, have a couple of unhurried stretches, and then go into the hallway and wait for us to follow her. Then she would head into the bedroom and hop up on the bed. We were required to join her. Much petting and head-butting would ensue, as she sat between us and alternated her attention. Eventually she would decide she’d had enough, and allow us to carry on with our lives.

Anne loved to snuggle under the covers with me at night. Like everything else, this arrangement always happened on the kitty’s terms. She’d hop into bed with us–maybe as soon as we went to bed, maybe later. After the compulsory greetings she’d start burrowing at my shoulder. My duty was to turn on my side and make a "tent" by propping up my arm at a weird angle, whereupon the kitten would curl up inside next to my chest. Sometimes she’d stay only a couple of minutes before crawling out and going off to other important kitty business. Other times she’d stay long enough that I’d fall asleep, waking up later to find her gone.

She also liked to snuggle with me in the mornings, on days when LG got out of bed first. A while after LG got up, Anne would hop up and request me to stretch my arm out sideways, and she’d lay her front paws over it for a catnap until I’d finally break the news that it was my turn to start my day.

Here, with the details left to your imagination, are more memories we cherish:

– chattering at birds
– helping me with conference calls
– peekaboo kitten while sitting at our computers
– that little pink nose through the balusters on the stairs
– "stinky" and "your cats are overinflated"
– the time she got her head stuck in a plastic grocery bag and lost a toenail
– scrappy (when her little paws were whapping her sister)
– would not go to sleep on the plane when we flew to vancouver
– playing with (human) visitors’ hair on the couch
– her little silent meow (esp. when "sneaking up" on her)

Goodbye, precious Anne.

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PsicoNutrizione Bariatrica – gestire il paziente affetto da obesità
Event on 2017-12-02 08:30:00
EVENTO "ECM" per medici, psicologi, dietisti, biologi nutrizionisti e infermieri L’obesità rappresenta un problema sanitario di pressante gravità e la percentuale di soggetti francamente obesi è di circa il 10% della popolazione, di cui 500.000 affetti da gravi forme di questa problematica multifattoriale. Dopo il fallimento dell’approccio dietoterapico, psicoterapeutico (spesso unicamente comportamentale) e farmacologico, per questi pazienti, spesso la chirurgia bariatrica rappresenta l’ultima opportunità terapeutica disponibile. A causa delle possibili interferenze con compliance e outcome,è importante conoscere bene le dinamiche rispetto il comportamento alimentare specifico di questi pazienti sia prima che dopo tali interventi. Sia dal punto di vista psicologico che nutrizionale è necessario avere competenze indipendentemente dalla disciplina che appare specifica della notra professione.  Si rendono necessari rigorosi e standardizzati criteri di selezione dei candidati, che dovrebbero rispondere alle linee guida per l'approccio psicologico e nutrizionale ai pazienti obesi pre-chirurgia bariatrica e protocolli di gestione nel post-intervento che che, al momento attuale, non sembrano essere condivise e considerate pienamente da tutte le strutture ed equipes multidisciplinari del nostro Paese. Inoltre, indipendentemente dal tipo di intervento chirurgico praticato (palloncino intragastrico, bendaggio gastrico, bypass gastrico, sleeve gastrectomy etc) è necessario preparare il paziente ad un contesto di “continuous care”.  Perché la PsicoNutrizione Bariatrica? Il ruolo del professionista in ambito preoperatorio ??quello di compiere un'analisi specifica dei comportamenti alimentari, delle caratteristiche comportamentali e di personalit??in grado di influire sulla buona riuscita dell'intervento chirurgico e della capacit??di aderenza alle prescrizioni, cio??della capacit??del paziente di seguire quanto prescritto dallo staff multidisciplinare al fine di apprendere un nuovo e pi??salutare stile di vita. Durante il post-intervento, invece, è vitale saper accompagnare il paziente verso le nuove abitudini alimentari che non solo hanno a che vedere con la qualità e quantità degli alimenti, ma soprattutto sulle modalità di assunzione e sulle nuove capacità di percepire in maniera consapevole le sensazioni di fame e sazietà. DOCENTI I docenti sono fra i massimi esperti in Italia per quanto riguarda la diagnosi e trattamento di pazienti affetti da obesità che sono ricorsi alla chirurgia bariatrica. Sono professionisti che vantano una esperienza di migliaia di pazienti operati con diverse tecniche (laparoscopiche ed endoscopiche) seguiti sino ad oltre cinque anni dall'intervento. EMANUELA RUSSO -dietista- Referente dell’area nutrizionale del Centro Emotifood di Monza e dietista referente presso l’Istituto Nazionale di Chirurgia dell’Obesità di Milano (Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio).  Si occupa della cura del sovrappeso e della grande obesità, e di pazienti con disturbi dell’alimentazione e della nutriziona.  Ha una esperienza di oltre 3000 pazienti bariatrici seguiti prima e dopo la chirurgia.Utilizza le nuove tecnologie per seguire i pazienti bariatrici e collabora con i centri d’eccellenza in italia. EMANUEL MIAN, PhD -psicologo- Responsabile scientifico di Emotifood e psicologo clinico referente del Centro Interdisciplinare Bariatria e Obesità (Istituti Clinici Zucchi). Ha una esperienza di oltre 12000 ore di terapia a pazienti con obesità e disturbi alimentari. Si occupa di disturbi  dell’alimentazione e nutrizione da oltre 11 anni. Docente presso il Corso di Laurea in Dietistica e al Master in “Dietistica e Nutrizione Clinica” presso l’Università di Pavia.  PROGRAMMA 8.30 – 9.00 Iscrizione dei partecipanti Obesità – introduzione 09.00 – 09.45 Obesità: epidemiologia e aspetti nutrizionali 09.45 – 10.30 Binge Eating Disorder, Snacking, Grazing e tutte le altre componenti in gioco nel paziente affetto da obesità Ambito pre e peri operatorio 10.30 – 11.00 La riabilitazione nutrizionale e gli altri ambiti di intervento che precedono o coadiuvano l'intervento chirurgico  11.00 – 11.30 La gestione multidisciplinare nel paziente affetto da obesità 11.30- 11.45 Coffe Break L’approccio al paziente affetto da obesità 11.45 – 12.30  Gli interventi in chirurgia bariatrica: quali sono e come si diversificano fra loro.Il trattamento 12.30 – 13.15  Il colloquio clinico con il paziente affetto da obesità in chirurgia bariatrica: cosa chiedere e come farlo per stimolare la motivazione al cambiamento 13.15 – 14.00 PAUSA PRANZO Linee guida 14.00 – 14.30  Linee guida per assessment/valutazione candidabilità sotto l'aspetto psicologico/psichiatrico 14.30 – 15.00  Linee guida nutrizionali Assessment / Valutazione  15.00 – 15.45  La valutazione psicodiagnostica  15.45 – 16.30  Valutazione dietistica 16.30- 16.45 Coffe Break Il post-intervento 16.45 – 17.30  Il percorso Psiconutrizionale – gestione del follow-up e cosa tenere conto nei primi sei mesi  17.30 – 18.15  Gestione del follow-up sotto l'aspetto nutrizionale  ISCRIZIONI Inviare una mail con i propri dati personali, specifiche professionali e recapito telefonico a indicando nell’oggetto: “Iscrizione Training primo livello PsicoNutrizione Bariatrica” Pagamento tramite bonifico bancario euro 183 (iva inclusa) entro il 20 novembre 2017 euro 230 (iva inclusa) dopo il 20 novembre 2017 euro 122 (iva inclusa) se studenti universitari -NO ECM euro 100 (iva inclusa) se avete già partecipato ad un corso Emotifood durante il 2017 Banca Popolare Di Sondrio – Filiale di Monza IBAN: IT04 Z056 9620 4010 0001 1547 X60 Intestato a: Emotifood Srl Via Palestro, 12 20900 Monza (MB) C.F. / P. iva 08577030961 Causale: COGNOME e NOME e “Iscrizione Training primo livello Psiconutrizione Bariatrica” 

at Hotel Royal Falcone
Corso Milano, 5
Monza, Italy


Some cool radio station images:

WEFAX test chart and meteorological satellite image from JMA radio station JMH4 061303Z July 2014

Image by unlawyer
Received on 13988.5 kHz USB at 9:03 PM local time.

WEFAX image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

33 Postcards

Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
33 Postcards Movie Premiere At Randwick Ritz Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi

Tonight saw 33 Postcards enjoy its premiere at the Randwick Ritz, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The night was not only a movie premiere but also an event somewhat designed to raise awareness and funds for educational and arts programs, tied into the film.

33 Postcards enjoyed strong media support by popular radio station 2UE and benefiting Sydney Children’s Choir and their Bursary Program, giving disadvantaged kids musical and educational opportunities that would have otherwise likely been out of their grasp.

The acclaimed cast and crew of 33 Postcards enjoyed drinks and bites with their fan base, insiders, and entertainment media, and also lapped up performances from the Sydney Children’s Choir and Chinese Lion Dancers.

Then it was time for the Australian theatrical premiere of the flick.

The film was shot in both China and Sydney, Australia in 2010. It’s the story of Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who for a decade of dreams about embracing her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). It’s not until she reaches 16 years of age, when her orphanage travels down under to Australia to attend a Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds however is a far cry from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards. Initially mismatched, together they begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance. It’s trial, tribulation, and living to fight and survive another day.

Dean is actually a convict in prison for manslaughter, so you can imagine the issues that brings on.

33 postcards won the Community Relations Commission Award at Sydney Film Festival and Victor Dominello MP NSW Minister aptly stated "33 Postcards, inspired by real life stories, explores how two individuals come together despite two different cultures, ages and unexpected circumstances." This evocative film portrays sensitively how people of vastly different cultural backgrounds can interact effectively in our society."

This is an unique and touching story that is rarely told about the relationship that some Aussies have with Chinese Orphans.

It’s not quite for everyone, but if you like a story of survival, beating the odds and the world coming together as one sort of thing, this is likely for you.

Well done to everyone involved in making the event a success.


Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, and Lincoln Lewis

Produced by: Australia-China co-production


33 Postcards

Randwick Ritz

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