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Richie Culver the four letter word

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 agosto 2013

image0045th – 29th september 2013 solo exhibition at skur 2 gallery stavanger, Norway. This September London-¬based artist Richie Culver, with the support of the Faro Symposium (Stavanger) and P-¬A-¬M (London), will present a major solo exhibition in the picturesque city of Stavanger, Norway. Culver has a strong personal and artistic relationship with the city, having exhibited there in 2011 and completing a residency with the Faro Symposium last year. Culver was working in Norway most recently this Spring, and was inspired by many aspects of the land, saying: “There’s for sure a sadness hidden away, a kind of emptiness, I was really taken back with simply being in a country where there was a language barrier. Like being on an island. It’s great to really live inside a different culture, the people, the land, the light, everything. I’ve made many relationships there that are special to me.”Prominent motifs and characters that examine existential themes such as life and death take center stage in this show, and Culver explains: “It seems the devil is willing to travel – the devil and the deep blue sea is a comment on the space in life that feels infinite, whether it refers to love, life or death. When a fisherman is out on his own, with only the sea for company, it is his life support and could also send him over the edge into the water and into the depths below. The devil is always in disguise, he has no real shape, he’s always around us all the time, sometimes there’s a price to pay.” Culver’s passionate and energetic work is often the result of very immediate and emotional responses to his life experiences. His work is first and foremost very emotional and explores recurring themes that are fundamental toimage005 our existence, such as life, death, humor, love, loss, addiction, sex and pain.The photographic works featured in this show see a development in the medium that is very new to Culver. Exploring and developing this technique, experimenting with exposure and movement, Culver has created images for this exhibition that are almost animated. The mediums of drawing and photography in this sense have many similarities, be it capturing moments and compositions on camera, or as drawings on paper, all his images possess a sense of immediacy and intimacy that is captivating. The photographs in this series stem from a decidedly kinetic way of working, without a defined beginning or end, almost painting with light until he finds the composition and story that he has been searching for.The title of the exhibition “The Four Letter Word” – as with much of Culver’s work that involves text, is open to interpretation. The viewer is invited to make their own interpretation and draw their own conclusions. Culver explains: “There are many four letter words, some foul some beautiful. I’ve tried to look at some of the many different meanings in the pieces in the show. Love has always played a strong role in many of my works, as well as the darker aspects of life found around us.” A rich source of debate within today’s society, many of the themes and words that we find in Culvers work are intertwined with strong associations and repercussions in the role they play. Altogether, the work represents a very human attachment to emotion, which is undoubtedly the quintessence of Richie Culvers story. Richie Culver’s origins are firmly rooted in the Northern English port city of Hull. Leaving a caravan factory job in his teens, he would go on to live and work in New York before eventually settling in London. With no formal art training, Culver was unexpectedly thrust into the limelight in 2011 when a curator at the Tate Modern included his work in a group show. Now, after much time spent travelling and producing work directly from his East London studio, Culver will present what will be his third solo show in as many years. (image4,5)

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ISACA’s Free Virtual Conference Highlights Mobile Device Management

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Rolling Meadows, IL, USA. The mobile world is growing more complicated every day and enterprises need to adapt, prepare and respond. To help enterprises with mobile device management (MDM), ISACA, a global association of 110,000 IT professionals, is hosting a free virtual conference, Managing the Mobile Onslaught: Securing Endpoints to Apps, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013, from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT (UTC-5).
In this virtual conference, attendees will learn how to develop, manage and enforce a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy that protects enterprise data, while also meeting the requirements of evolving regulatory compliance and privacy rules. In his keynote session, “Balancing the Corporate Risks and Rewards of Mobile Devices,” John Pironti, CGEIT, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, ISSAP, ISSMP, president of IP Architects, LLC, will examine the risk and reward associated with mobility and BYOD. He will explain how to implement a mobile device strategy that adheres to regulatory requirements and how to handle and recover critical data on a lost or exploited mobile device. “As organizations and individuals embrace mobility for its diverse business benefits, they must take great care in its use to ensure that the privacy, security, and integrity of their valuable information assets are preserved,” said Pironti. “In this virtual conference, we will discuss how to strike a delicate balance and manage the risks that these powerful and useful devices introduce.” The Anatomy of an MDM Platform: Must Haves and Key Considerations, presented by Jack Madden, author of Enterprise Mobility Management: Everything You Need to Know About MDM, MAM, and BYOD
Mobile Application Management, presented by Jack Gold, founder and principal analyst, J. Gold Associates 2013 Mobile Platform Update, presented by Lisa Phifer, President, Core Competence Inc. During ISACA’s virtual conference, participants can attend these educational sessions, network with peers from around the world, and interact with exhibitors and spons

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Unicef: aiuti ai profughi siriani

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Flag of UNICEF

Flag of UNICEF (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

L’UNICEF ed i suoi partner continuano a mobilitarsi per soddisfare i bisogni più urgenti di migliaia di siriani fuggiti in Iraq. Il nuovo ponte a Peshkhabour nel nord dell’Iraq, nel governatorato di Dahuk, ha visto da giovedì migliaia di siriani attraversare il fiume Tigri. Delle circa 4.800 persone che ieri hanno varcato il confine dalla Siria per raggiungere questa regione irachena almeno 2.100 erano bambini. Molti hanno meno di 12 anni, ed i più piccoli erano particolarmente disidratati ed esausti, dopo quattro o cinque ore di cammino attraverso il confine nel caldo torrido.”Il nostro personale presente presso il valico di Peshkhabour nel nord dell’Iraq ci informa che molti dei nuovi arrivati ​​sono esausti e hanno urgente bisogno di acqua e riparo da temperature estive che raggiungono i 45 gradi” ha detto il Rappresentante dell’UNICEF in Iraq Marzio Babille. “Insieme ai nostri partner, stiamo facendo il possibile per assicurare che tutti i bisogni di queste nuove persone arrivate ​​siano immediatamente soddisfatti”.Finora, l’UNICEF e il partner locale Harikar hanno distribuito da giovedì più di 125.000 litri di acqua in bottiglia presso Peshkhabour e 4 cisterne di acqua potabile per coprire ulteriori necessità. L’UNICEF, il Dipartimento locale per gli Affari Sociali e l’ACTED stanno anche sostenendo l’UNHCR e l’IRC presso il valico per fare in modo che bambini non accompagnati o separati (dalle famiglie) siano identificati, registrati e dotati di tutto il sostegno necessario. Da domenica, almeno 80 bambini sono stati identificati come separati o non accompagnati. Molti di loro sono giovani adolescenti mandati lungo il confine dalle loro famiglie per cercare sicurezza, o per trovare lavoro. Finora nessuna ragazza non accompagnata è stata registrata. Un team di protezione dei bambini è al confine per identificare i bambini separati o non accompagnati, per assicurarsi che essi siano registrati con l’UNHCR e che continuino a ricevere aiuto anche nelle destinazioni finali. Molti dei nuovi rifugiati affermano di volersi riunire con le famiglie nel campo di Domiz, che sta già operando al doppio della sua capacità. L’UNICEF ha anche messo a disposizione 60.000 litri di acqua in bottiglia e 20.000 biscotti per bambini sotto i 5 bambini, da distribuire tra i circa 3000 profughi rifugiati a Kawargosh, punto di transito vicino Erbil. La stragrande maggioranza di coloro che attraversano il confine sono bambini, donne e persone anziane.Attraverso i suoi partner, l’UNICEF sta anche provvedendo alla raccolta dei rifiuti solidi e la spazzatura.Le autorità locali stanno fornendo servizi sanitari di emergenza a Peshkhabour e hanno messo a disposizione centinaia di autobus per il trasporto dei rifugiati a Dahuk, Erbil e Suleimanyah.

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Matematica e fisica a Pavia

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La classifica di Shanghai, pubblicata lo scorso 15 agosto, propone infatti, accanto alla classifica generale degli Atenei, Ranking of World Universities, che vede Pavia in posizione 401-500, anche la classifica degli ambiti disciplinari, Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields, che valuta Matematica, Fisica, Chimica, Computer Science ed Economia. L’Università di Pavia, sia per la Matematica che per la Fisica, è classificata nel gruppo 151-200 delle World Top Universities, settima tra le Università italiane presenti.“Un risultato importante per la fisica pavese – dichiara il Direttore del Dipartimento di Fisica prof. Michele Livan – raggiunto grazie alla presenza di Pavia nei due grossi esperienti internazionali ATLAS e CMS, all’incremento del numero di pubblicazioni, soprattutto su riviste top”.

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