young people – Semiospectacle http://semiospectacle.com/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 12:44:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://semiospectacle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg young people – Semiospectacle http://semiospectacle.com/ 32 32 Woman Selling Hindi Literature Books For 25 Years https://semiospectacle.com/woman-selling-hindi-literature-books-for-25-years/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 02:34:37 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/woman-selling-hindi-literature-books-for-25-years/ It was 12:30 p.m., a bit late, for Sanjana Tiwari to set up her little Hindi book shop on the side of the road. “I leave my house around 9:30 a.m. to buy books. So, in general, I arrive here around 11 a.m.,” she says with a smile before resuming the installation of her shop. […]]]>

It was 12:30 p.m., a bit late, for Sanjana Tiwari to set up her little Hindi book shop on the side of the road. “I leave my house around 9:30 a.m. to buy books. So, in general, I arrive here around 11 a.m.,” she says with a smile before resuming the installation of her shop.

His shop is outside the Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts and is a place of much activity – where people talk about literature, performing arts, politics and everything. People from all walks of life visit his shop, earning him the name “SRC Aunty”.

“A few weeks ago, actor Manav Kaul came here. He was excited after seeing his books in my shop. Like him, many actors and writers visit my shop. That’s what I earn,” says she, adding, “This place is my home. I can’t imagine my life without this shop. See how much love these students give me. I live off the love of these drama students.”

Sanjana Tiwari was born and raised in Bihar. When she was in 10th grade, she got married, but she never gave up her passion for reading. She graduated after getting married, now she plans to pursue her masters. “Women don’t have a permanent home, I was married very young, but reading was my passion. I can’t live without reading. I opened this shop to be able to read. It’s been over 25 years now.

Tiwari with his books. Hardik Chhabra,Perspectives

Tiwari knows the work of every author in his collection: “I read every new book. I also recommend books, if someone asks me. She believes that a good guide turns a young student into a reader: “It depends on the guide, because young people don’t know what to read. If out of fascination they went to the store, they would buy random books that they wouldn’t even read.

She is of the opinion that reading is a good habit and should be picked up at an early stage in life. If students were told interesting things about a writer, they would love to read. Otherwise, it will bore them.

Sanjana Tiwari’s husband, Radheshyam Tiwari is also a Hindi writer. But Sanjana never lets her shadow overshadow her identity. “My life is this shop, and I earned it, it’s my capital. I haven’t made a lot of money in life, but what I’ve earned will stay with me forever. Many writers know my husband; they know me too, but not as his wife but as Sanjana Tiwari.

Tiwari remembers famous Hindi poet Manglesh Dabral who passed away in December 2020. “The death of Manglesh Ji was a personal loss for me. He respected me a lot. Whenever someone asked him for a bookstore, he would say: buy from Sanjana, she is sitting at Mandi House.

Sanjana also runs a small publication under her name, Sanjana Publications. It publishes works by emerging writers. But she has an unfulfilled wish: “If Manglesh Dabral were alive, I would have published his book,” she says.

Sanjana Tiwari, lifting her bag of books.
Sanjana Tiwari, lifting her bag of books. Hardik Chhabra,Perspectives

Sanjana believes that people should read literature in their mother tongue. “Your mother tongue is like your mother. If you are Tamil read Tamil literature, if you are Bengali read Bengali literature. Don’t just look for English. You will not taste your region.

“People don’t understand the value of literature. People should read books like Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu, Maila Anchal, Tamas, Joothan. They give a better perspective on what is happening around us. You can’t find work like Maila Anchal in English, which is an anchalik (regional) novel,” she says.

Sanjana also keeps track of every Hindi literature report. She shares her thoughts on Hindi author Mannu Bhandari and her writer husband, the late Rajendra Yadav. “When Mannu ji passed away last year, people started talking about her life and her strained relationship with her husband. If anyone really wants to understand what she went through, read her autobiography, Ek kahani Yah Bhi,” she said.

Sanjana thinks neither Bhandari nor Yadav are hiding anything, yet people talk about their life and speculate about it. This shouldn’t happen. “Rajendra ji, has written extensively about his life in his publication, Hans. Mannu ji also talked about many things. After they die, we discuss who was wrong and who was not. Whose character is debatable. We shouldn’t do that, they were great writers. And we need to remember them through their work,” she says.

Sanjana thinks this world is ruled by love. It’s nothing without love and attention. She recites a poem:


Ajanma hota hai Prem (love does not take birth)
Caress me my friend rahe bacche ke sath
Prem bhi pal rha hota hai
Magar vah bacche ki tarah janm nahi leta
Prem ajanma hota hai
Agar vah janm lega to uska ant bhi nishchit hai

(with a child in the belly, love also grows
But it doesn’t take birth
love is birthless
If he would take birth, his end is also certain)

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The Literary Corner: Renegade Writer’s Guild – Davie County Enterprise Record https://semiospectacle.com/the-literary-corner-renegade-writers-guild-davie-county-enterprise-record/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 17:37:10 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/the-literary-corner-renegade-writers-guild-davie-county-enterprise-record/ family time By Gaye Hoots This week our family had a lot to celebrate. My daughter Kendra celebrated her birthday on the 5th, and her son Vann, who is in the Navy, came from Colorado to celebrate with us. Vann had a great year. He was selected as both Sailor of the Quarter and Sailor […]]]>

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By Gaye Hoots

This week our family had a lot to celebrate. My daughter Kendra celebrated her birthday on the 5th, and her son Vann, who is in the Navy, came from Colorado to celebrate with us. Vann had a great year. He was selected as both Sailor of the Quarter and Sailor of the Year for 2021. He was also selected for the EOD training, which lasts 2 years. This will be a challenge as only 50% of trainees complete the program. Kendra, Vann. and enjoyed lunch at Davie Tavern for his birthday.

My great-granddaughter turned 16 that night on the 7th. Friends and family gathered at Advance Methodist Church. Lorene Markland and my granddaughter made this evening a memorable one. Most of our family and my sister’s family attended. Jaden hopes to have his driver’s license by the end of this week.

Jaden’s mother just completed a master’s degree and is now a licensed behavior analyst who works with autistic children and their families. She completed the program with a 4.0 average while working full time and as a parent to Jaden. Her mentor, Rhys Potts, encouraged her every step of the way. We had a lot to celebrate this year and also had many challenges.

Kendra returns to Florida to work and Vann will receive most of her training in Florida. Tiffany and Jaden plan a future with Jon and his son Briggs. Jaden’s father, Millard, his brother Carter, and Samantha were there to wish him well. Several of his friends and classmates were also present. My twins were there with Cami and everyone had a great time.

We lost my granddaughter Alex a little over 5 years ago, and I still remember her empty chair. She struggled with addiction, and all of our efforts were not enough to change her life, so we are aware of the fragility of each life and try to enjoy each day given to us with each other.

My sister and her husband supported my children, my grandchildren and Jaden, my great-grandchild. They have grandchildren who have stable, Christian, high-achieving families, but they were always available when mine needed help or had something to celebrate. Our friends and our community have also supported us.

I am happy that my daughters have all chosen careers in health care and education, which I believe gives something back to the community. Terri Champney joined us and continues to encourage each of us. We all miss Tom Champney, who helped me spoil them all.

We mourn our losses, celebrate our accomplishments, and appreciate the good things God gives us every day. Four generations of my family have attended Shady Grove School, and we are fortunate to have a county with a strong school system, strong churches, community league sports, and a great library to nurture our young people. We are also proud of our veterans, our military and those who are ready to serve. My ancestry dates back to the Revolutionary War, and the first Hoot to settle in this area received a land grant for his service in that war. Our community continues to build on this foundation.

Pay attention!

By Mary Craig

Last Friday at dinner, I decided to go to a nearby restaurant for seafood. I found myself a table but looked around first to see if there was anyone I knew. To hide the fact that I was alone, I used an app on my smartphone to play a game while waiting for my fish to arrive. Another waitress brought it, and I really appreciated when the first waitress hurriedly passed by my table and collected my ticket. I thought she just forgot to add something to the check. People came and went, but I didn’t pay much attention.

I was almost done eating when my first waitress came by and said quickly, “Your dinner has been paid for.” I was so surprised that I couldn’t think of anything to say. When she came back, I asked who had paid. She told the young couple at the next table who had already left. I was totally surprised and tried very hard to remember what they looked like, but couldn’t. I was humbled and embarrassed that they were kind enough to offer me a meal, and I couldn’t even seat them.

My resolution that stems from my disconnection is to be aware of others and reciprocate. I will keep my phone in my pocket next time and be careful of other people around me.

People are more important than things.

Meara and Niamh

By Julie Terry Cartner

“Tell me again, mom. Please tell me the story of Meara and Niamh,” little Muireann asked her mother.

“Many years ago, when your great-grandmother was a young woman, it seemed to all of Ireland that the fish had gone away. Large fishermen came out in their boats and cast their nets, but no fish were found. Your great-grandmother, Meara, lived at home with her father and younger sister, Alannah. Now Alannah was in poor health and was getting sicker and sicker because there was so little to eat. Meara and her father constantly worried about Alannah, their little darling. One day when Meara’s father, Ronan, was fishing, Meara decided to walk along the shore in search of all the seashells she could find.

“Meara disappeared that night and was not seen for years. Surprisingly, that evening when Ronan came home, he had a net full of fish. Despite his concern for his eldest daughter, he and Alannah ate well and he had enough fish to share. For the first time in months, they didn’t go to bed hungry, but concern for Meara made their hearts sad. Despite her concerns, Alannah became healthy almost overnight.

“Every morning Ronan would fish and every afternoon he would come home with his nets full. Every evening he roamed the cliffs along Galway Bay, searching in vain in the waves, calling for his daughter, but every night he came home alone. As her health improved, Alannah took over household chores, cooking and cleaning for her father. She too has spent countless hours looking for her sister, but to no avail.

“Being believers in magic, father and daughter had no doubt that their good fortune was connected with Meara’s disappearance; they just didn’t know how. All they could do was pray that their beloved daughter and sister was somewhere safe and happy.

“Several years passed and one day, as Alannah left her cabin on her daily search for her sister, she saw a woman and a child walking towards her. Barely daring to hope, she broke into a run. , the sisters were in each other’s arms, laughing, crying and talking at the same time.

“Meara exclaimed how healthy Alannah was and how much she had grown. She introduced the little girl, ‘Here is Niamh, my daughter.’ She asked about her father and was relieved to hear that he was fine and had gone fishing.

“Then it was Alannah’s turn. ‘What happened? Where were you? And tell me about Niamh,” were some of the questions she longed to know the answers to.

“When Papa came back, the nets were full again, and when the joyful reunion died down, Meara told her story:

“The day I disappeared; I was walking along the sea in search of shells. Just when I spotted a beautiful conch, a man, a handsome man with laughing eyes came out of the sea. Before I could grab the conch, he grabbed me and kissed me.

“’Meara, daughter of the sea, you were meant to be mine. I saw you walking on those cliffs, your beautiful golden hair wrapping around your face. I saw you swimming in the creek when no one was watching. Come with me and be my bride. If you spend five years with me at sea, I will spend the next five with you on land.

“I can’t,” Meara replied. I have to take care of my father and my sister.

“If you come with me, I’ll make sure his nets are full and your sister is okay.”

“Now Meara knew the man was a Selkie and if he made a promise he would keep it. “Let me go home and tell them,” she pleaded. But, fearing that she might not return, the Selkie, Kale, refused to let her go.

Knowing that her family would be fine, Meara agreed, and she and Kale dived into the depths of the sea together. Now, as promised, the five years had passed and Meara and Niamh were reunited with their beloved family. Kale joined them and helped Ronan fish.

Thus passed the years, five in the sea and five on land. Niamh grew up and got married, and soon I was born. Now they are back in the sea, and I am here with you, my precious daughter. When you’re five, we too will go to the sea to live.

RWG Literary Corner

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DeSaulnier announces winner of Congressional App Challenge https://semiospectacle.com/desaulnier-announces-winner-of-congressional-app-challenge/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 22:30:05 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/desaulnier-announces-winner-of-congressional-app-challenge/ WALNUT STREAM U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, announced on Jan. 27 that Seth Raphael, of Walnut Creek, was the winner of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s 11th congressional district. Raphael is a student at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek and designed LinkJoin, a virtual meeting management app that helps users […]]]>

WALNUT STREAM

U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, announced on Jan. 27 that Seth Raphael, of Walnut Creek, was the winner of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s 11th congressional district.

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America’s dark ages have arrived https://semiospectacle.com/americas-dark-ages-have-arrived/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 05:15:15 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/americas-dark-ages-have-arrived/ The 400-year-old American enlightenment is fading before our eyes, as our culture slips into darkness and confusion. The country shows undeniable signs of retreating into a second Christian Dark Age, the first occurring in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. The American empire is also failing today, with our defeat in Vietnam, […]]]>

The 400-year-old American enlightenment is fading before our eyes, as our culture slips into darkness and confusion. The country shows undeniable signs of retreating into a second Christian Dark Age, the first occurring in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. The American empire is also failing today, with our defeat in Vietnam, our withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, and distinct signs of disillusion or abandonment of NATO and other treaties. international.

We also seem to follow the arc of political, legal, economic, literary/cultural, social/familial, health and religious decline that characterized long periods of the Middle Ages in Western Europe.

Our political system is rapidly regressing to a feudal type of government based on two oligarchies of senatorial power and monarchical levels of power granted to our presidents. We have seen the decay of our legal standards in criminal and civil law through 70 years of libertarian “legalization” movements.

Small farms and small businesses are rapidly being replaced by industrial farms and monopolies in industry and services. Our workplaces are the new version of medieval feudal baronies that rule over their modern subjects/serfs with an iron fist and without mercy. We have fallen hard back into the economic model of debt slavery to replace our long history of no debt. Stock values ​​are based on porn-style fluff and imagination, rather than earnings.

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The Turner Center Extends The Art Of Writing Contest Deadline https://semiospectacle.com/the-turner-center-extends-the-art-of-writing-contest-deadline/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 11:59:17 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/the-turner-center-extends-the-art-of-writing-contest-deadline/ To free: The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts has extended the deadline to 2sd annual writing art competition, giving students in the region extra time to express themselves on this year’s theme: HUMANity. Sponsored by Guardian Bank, Greater Valdosta United Way, Valdosta Daily Times and Snake Nation Press, the competition offers young writers […]]]>


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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts has extended the deadline to 2sd annual writing art competition, giving students in the region extra time to express themselves on this year’s theme: HUMANity. Sponsored by Guardian Bank, Greater Valdosta United Way, Valdosta Daily Times and Snake Nation Press, the competition offers young writers the opportunity to develop literary works of self-expression and share their works in a published anthology.

Middle and high school students now have until Saturday, January 22 to submit their masterpieces in the poetry, non-fiction and fiction categories. Over $ 2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in all categories for middle and high school writers. Announcement of the winners will take place at the Turner Center’s Youth Art Month opening reception on February 27, 2022. Student winners in all categories, along with several honorable mentions, will be published in the 2sd annual anthology of the art of writing and will each receive a copy of the publication.

Several works of art will also be selected in the VSU High School Invitational to feature in the anthology as well.

The Art of Writing competition evolved from the Young Writers League (YOWL) which was established at the Turner Center in 2019. The Covid pandemic has enabled YOWL to expand its online offerings through weekly workshops that enable students to build their writing muscles while providing feedback on each other’s work. Students aged 10-18 meet virtually and members can write at their own pace through the Discord mobile app.

Author and English teacher, Dr Cheryl Carvajal leads the workshops, which include creative writing prompts, instructor and peer commentary, and other resources to develop writing and critical thinking skills.

Similar to the adult writing workshops run by Roberta George for over a decade, YOWL gives young people the chance to write poetry, fiction and non-fiction while collaborating with like-minded peers. ideas. The program also enables students to realize the dream of published fatherhood.

Call 229.247.2787 for more information on YOWL and 2sd Annual Writing Art Competition, or visit turnercenter.org/for-youth-yowl to enter the competition before the January 22 deadline.


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Saudi minister meets Spanish envoy in Riyadh https://semiospectacle.com/saudi-minister-meets-spanish-envoy-in-riyadh/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 22:43:57 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/saudi-minister-meets-spanish-envoy-in-riyadh/ JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Tourism has launched the second phase of the “Tourism Entrepreneurs Bootcamp”, an intensive program targeting entrepreneurs to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable businesses. The program, which is divided into three phases, aims to give aspiring entrepreneurs in the food and drink, cultural activities, travel and tourism agencies, sports activities […]]]>


JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Tourism has launched the second phase of the “Tourism Entrepreneurs Bootcamp”, an intensive program targeting entrepreneurs to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable businesses.

The program, which is divided into three phases, aims to give aspiring entrepreneurs in the food and drink, cultural activities, travel and tourism agencies, sports activities and transport sectors the opportunity and the tools to develop their creative ideas in order to build a solid base of skills.

Anas Al-Shaaer, director general of support for innovators and entrepreneurs at the Ministry of Tourism, told Arab News: “We have an excellent opportunity to work in an industry which pursues and contributes to multiple areas of development. These are the development of regions of the Kingdom which present immense opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators; it is about the entrepreneurial culture in the Kingdom and, last but not least, we are developing the tourism sector.

“Bootcamps, in this context, are specifically an opportunity for future entrepreneurs and those with initial business ideas to start positioning their business, further develop their ideas, build prototypes and network with innovators and entrepreneurs. sharing the same ideas.

“As such, our bootcamps provide a platform for the exchange, multiplication and development of skills that will establish a broader base and visibility for us from MT to understand where the talent is, how we can continue to nurture it and how business activities become a strong viable option for young people to thrive in a new industry and the opportunities it presents.

HIGHLIGHT

The program, which is divided into three phases, aims to give aspiring entrepreneurs in the food and drink, cultural activities, travel and tourism agencies, sports activities and transport sectors the opportunity and the tools to develop their creative ideas in order to build a solid base of skills.

The program which will take place in 15 regions of the Kingdom – including Hail, Jazan, Qassim, Jouf and Madinah – offers participants the opportunity to present innovative and creative ideas, focusing on the different sectors and sub-sectors needed to develop tourism in Saudi Arabia. Arabia.

The top 10 creative and innovative entrepreneurial ideas in different tourism sectors will be announced during the closing ceremony of the bootcamp.

“All participants in our programs are considered winners – all grow and gain experience, they gain new valuable contacts, friends, colleagues and connections. As we work closely with our ecosystem partners, the benefits of top performing companies / entrepreneurs are manifold. From our own program perspective, we provide transparent support in our family of programs for those who qualify with our acceleration programs, destination challenges, EI and OMT co-branded online training and the other exciting things in the works for 2022 and beyond. “said Al-Shaaer.

To continue supporting the participants, the ministry will also offer a follow-up program with 30 selected entrepreneurs to guide them in turning their ideas into a profitable business that will help the Saudi tourism sector.


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Striking new sculpture symbolizes eternal hope for the people of Lanarkshire https://semiospectacle.com/striking-new-sculpture-symbolizes-eternal-hope-for-the-people-of-lanarkshire/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 09:50:00 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/striking-new-sculpture-symbolizes-eternal-hope-for-the-people-of-lanarkshire/ A striking new sculpture towering over the South Lanarkshire skyline aims to reflect the scale of the climate emergency and serve as a poignant and enduring reminder of the need to take care of each other and our planet. Unveiled at the COP26 summit, the 23m high Sculpture of hope now controls the Cuningar Loop […]]]>


A striking new sculpture towering over the South Lanarkshire skyline aims to reflect the scale of the climate emergency and serve as a poignant and enduring reminder of the need to take care of each other and our planet.

Unveiled at the COP26 summit, the 23m high Sculpture of hope now controls the Cuningar Loop woodland park, part of Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s largest and most ambitious regeneration program.

The striking sculpture features a child neutral in terms of age, gender and race, embracing the surrounding nature and striving for a greener and more hopeful future.



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The child’s silhouette towers over elegant 20m tall columns that take their shape from the brick chimney stems that once littered Glasgow’s East End.

Unlike its predecessors, this deconstructed chimney rod is made from an innovative low carbon, 100% cement-free concrete, incorporating locally sourced aggregates and recycled crushed glass into the child’s structure.



Hope sculpture dominates the Cuningar Loop skyline

Achieving a 75% reduction in carbon emissions, the Sculpture of Hope in the Rutherglen Green Space joins two other new public art installations by artist and designer Steuart Padwick, located in and around the host city of the COP26.

The 4.5m high Glimmer of hope , made from profiled layers of Scotland-grown Sitka Spruce, celebrates the expansion of the timber construction industry in Scotland and is aimed at anyone passing through Glasgow Central Station, a architectural significance.

Padwick’s third sculpture, the Hope Triptych , is a playful adaptation of 3.5 m high of the Child of hope, and is composed of three colored figures, symbolizing the power to come together.



The Beacon of Hopes reaches out to those passing through Glasgow Central Station

Located in the Rottenrow Gardens of the University of Strathclyde, the triptych is made from reclaimed sheet steel with a low carbon cementless concrete foundation.

The sculpture of hope began as a conversation with Ramboll [lead consultant] and became a gift from 50 companies in Glasgow, ”said Steuart Lanarkshire Live.

“It is a testament to the power of collaboration and dedication to provide a better future. We all need to tackle this new global agenda so that our young people can embrace a hopeful future.



Hope Triptych at the University of Strathclyde symbolizes the power to come together

“It’s very simple: why would anyone want to poison their future?

Associating the built environment with improving mental well-being, Steuart worked with the Mental Health Foundation on all of the messages conveyed by the sculptures.

Words of Hope have been written by some of Scotland’s favorite voices, writers and poets including Jackie Kay, Andrew O’Hagan, Ali Smith and Douglas Stuart, winner of the Booker Prize 2020, as well as local school children , including elementary students from St Columbkille Fraser. Kirkwood, nine, and Luca Miller, 11.



Rutherglen resident Geraldine Baird coordinated the community’s contribution to the project

These messages were inscribed directly on all of the sculptures, including the Caithness Stones at Cuningar Loop.

Near each artwork is mental health signage, highlighting a range of essential support services.

During the Sculpture of Hope planning process, Steuart and Project Director Natalie Alexopoulos reached out to Rutherglen resident Geraldine Baird MBE to solicit input from the community.

Geraldine brought in community members Liz Bell and Christine McPhail to form a support group. She has also hosted presentations with the Rutherglen Library, Councilors, School Directors, the Local Heritage Society, Historians and the New Deacon of St Columbkille Church.



The figure of the Child Hope Sculpture stands on elegant columns that take their shape from the brick chimneys of Glasgow’s East End

Geraldine tell us : “We feel privileged to have this significant work of art in our region, from which the people of Rutherglen and beyond will benefit immensely.

“The sculpture of hope will not only be a place of reflection, but will become a meeting point and, who knows, perhaps a place where we can organize musical and literary events.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with Steuart and Natalie – two creative and caring people, so inclusive and so inspiring. We have forged a friendship that I hope will last.

Director Natalie paid tribute to the companies and individuals with whom she collaborated during the project.



Cuningar Loop is a legacy of the Commonwealth Games

She added, “Their integrity, drive and commitment to making a difference has been inspiring. “

Councilor John Ross, Head of South Lanarkshire Council, said: “The Hope Sculpture is a magnificent addition to the landscape of South Lanarkshire.

“This will serve as a very visible reminder of the care we all need to take to protect both our environment and our own mental health, and as such I truly believe it will indeed inspire hope in the people of South Lanarkshire and beyond for generations to come. “

Cuningar Park was once a major contributor to the Industrial Revolution. It was the location of Farme Colliery from 1805 to 1931 – the last mine to be mined within Glasgow city limits.



Locally sourced aggregates and recycled crushed glass are found in the child structure of the sculpture

From 1810 to 1897, the area north of the Hope Sculpture was a reservoir supplying Glasgow with water – possibly the world’s first large-scale municipal pumped water supply.

After years of decline and neglect, in 2014 Cuningar’s fortunes changed when he was chosen to become a Commonwealth Games Legacy Forest Park.

Today, the UK Geoenergy Observatory at Cuningar Loop – an open research center operated by the British Geological Survey – is helping scientists, industry and policy makers understand how hot water from these abandoned mines could be used as source of renewable thermal energy and contribute to the UK’s ambition to decarbonise its energy supply and achieve net zero by 2050.

Martin McKay, Executive Director of Regeneration at Clyde Gateway, said: “With Glasgow hosting COP26, the main United Nations climate change conference, I can’t think of anything better for the Hope Sculpture, which symbolizes the hope to build a greener, healthier future, to call home the city’s East End – an area that demonstrates that rapid transformations are possible.

“Clyde Gateway communities are used to welcoming visitors from all over the world and I have no doubt that they will be just as proud of this legacy of COP26 as they were of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.”

Bike Town, Camglen Radio and the Healthy n happy Community Trust are other supporters of the project in South Lanarkshire.

Steuart and Natalie said they felt very lucky to have been so warmly welcomed and supported by so many members of the community, including Healthy n Happy.

“They introduced us to the fabulous Geraldine Baird very early on. His friendship, enthusiasm and support really touched us and Project Hope, ”said Natalie.

“She in turn introduced us to so many wonderful people who have helped us along our way.”

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Teenager Killed Suicide After Spending Hours Online At School Reading About Suicide https://semiospectacle.com/teenager-killed-suicide-after-spending-hours-online-at-school-reading-about-suicide/ https://semiospectacle.com/teenager-killed-suicide-after-spending-hours-online-at-school-reading-about-suicide/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/teenager-killed-suicide-after-spending-hours-online-at-school-reading-about-suicide/ David Cross, a computer expert who supplies software to schools in Surrey, told the coroner that schools are currently receiving “very vague guidelines” from the DfE on how to set up and keep filtering systems working. The court heard that on the day of Frankie’s death in September 2018, she spent two hours unsupervised on […]]]>


David Cross, a computer expert who supplies software to schools in Surrey, told the coroner that schools are currently receiving “very vague guidelines” from the DfE on how to set up and keep filtering systems working.

The court heard that on the day of Frankie’s death in September 2018, she spent two hours unsupervised on a school iPad and searched a number of stories on Wattpad about her favorite band, Green Day.

When she returned home later that day, the teenager committed suicide in her bedroom in Witley, Surrey, in the same manner as described in the last story she read.

Coroner criticizes Wattpad

Ms Henderson criticized Wattpad, a Canada-based tech company, noting that it only had 600 moderators checking out inappropriate content in more than a billion articles.

She said: “I am satisfied that there has been a lack of robustness in the [Wattpad’s] policies to remove age-inappropriate content that allowed Frankie to read on their platform stories about members of her favorite group engaging in suicide acts, which she subsequently committed herself.

Wattpad declined to participate in the investigation, citing “financial consequences” if he were to instruct British lawyers.

After the verdict, the coroner praised Frankie’s “dedicated” parents for the “extraordinary” efforts they had put into caring for their daughter, who had a number of developmental issues.

Following the investigation, Ms Thomas, 63, asked schools to have their screening systems assessed by Ofsted so parents can see if their children would be safe online.

She added: “A school can have a nice Ofsted report, but if a parent knew it wasn’t hot to check (internet filters), you wouldn’t dream of sending your child there.”

Following the verdict, Merry Varney, partner of the Leigh Day attorneys who represented the Thomases, said: “Frankie should never have been left unattended and able to access graphics at school and the evidence heard. during the investigation showed a real need for the ministry. for Education to consider whether its advice on online safety is robust and specific enough.

A government spokesperson said: “This tragic case highlights the vital importance of protecting children, but especially the most vulnerable, from harmful content online, both at home and at school. .

“Schools have a legal obligation to keep their students safe and our statutory protection guidelines explain in detail how we expect them to protect students from potentially harmful online content, such as content on suicide or self-harm.

“All children and young people also learn about online safety as part of the new compulsory relationship, sex and health education curriculum, as well as through citizenship and IT, and the project The government’s online safety law will propose groundbreaking new laws that ensure tech companies prevent children from accessing self-harm and suicide content that may cause them harm. “


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Utah Festival of the Arts 2021: Literary Arts Program, now in its 27th year, adds new features including BIPOC Literary Program, student writer readings, three-stage performances https://semiospectacle.com/utah-festival-of-the-arts-2021-literary-arts-program-now-in-its-27th-year-adds-new-features-including-bipoc-literary-program-student-writer-readings-three-stage-performances/ https://semiospectacle.com/utah-festival-of-the-arts-2021-literary-arts-program-now-in-its-27th-year-adds-new-features-including-bipoc-literary-program-student-writer-readings-three-stage-performances/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/utah-festival-of-the-arts-2021-literary-arts-program-now-in-its-27th-year-adds-new-features-including-bipoc-literary-program-student-writer-readings-three-stage-performances/ EDITOR’S NOTE: For more on some highlights from this year’s Utah Festival of the Arts Literary Arts program, check out the BIPOC Literary Program articles here, AM Luzzader and Chadd VanZanten here, Danielle Susi and the student writers from the SLCC here and the independent and team poems here. Now in its 27th year at […]]]>


EDITOR’S NOTE: For more on some highlights from this year’s Utah Festival of the Arts Literary Arts program, check out the BIPOC Literary Program articles here, AM Luzzader and Chadd VanZanten here, Danielle Susi and the student writers from the SLCC here and the independent and team poems here.

Now in its 27th year at the Utah Festival of the Arts, the Literary Arts program has grown significantly and this year’s events for the venue will take place on three stages on the festival grounds: The Literary Arts Main Stage , the Salt Cafe in the Leonardo Museum and the Round Amphitheater near the municipal library. Kase Johnstun, this year’s literary arts coordinator who alternates with poet Trish Hopkinson in setting up what has become a major UAF venue, filled 45 program slots over the festival’s three days with over 90 artists, representing some of the best known names in the Utah and regional literary scene.

Marilyn Mélissa Salguero.

With last year’s pandemic break, Johnstun says 70% of those who were accepted for 2020 are returning. This year’s lineup highlights the Wasatch Front’s many strengths in literature from virtually every walk imaginable, from conventional book publishing and spoken word performances, to the works of poetry and prose by young people. emerging writers. Johnstun took over from Hopkinson’s efforts two years ago which brought the festival’s first-ever high school independent poetry slam competition and some of the youngest literary artists to ever graced the festival stage, including the cowboy poet Thatch Elmer, who was 15 at the time, and Darius Atefat-Peckham, then 18, who was one of the five national student poets.

This year, student writers from Utah Valley University (August 27, 3 p.m. Literary Arts Stage), Salt Lake Community College (August 28, 1:40 p.m. Literary Arts Stage), Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing from Brigham Young Program (Aug 28, 4:50 p.m., Literary Arts Stage) and Weber State University (Aug. 29, 2:40 p.m., Literary Arts Stage). The winners of the state-level Poetry Out Loud competition, sponsored by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, will also perform (August 27, 1 p.m. Literary Arts Stage). Among them was Brynne Burgess, a student at Legacy Preparatory Academy, who recited three poems in the Virtual State Contest. They included Popular, by Naomi Shihab Nye; The pull toy, by AE Stallings; and Invictus, by William Ernest Henley.

George McEwan.

With Sarah May as the new UAF Coordinator for Community and Inclusion, the venue adds BIPOC’s literary arts program on all three stages featuring local artists. These include women, women, and non-binary writers from The Woke Words Project (Aug. 28, 4:45 p.m., The Round), which May facilitated with the YWCA Utah as well as the Color Collective (Aug. 29, noon. Round). There are performances by Spanish-speaking writers at the annual Sor Juana d’Artes Literary Competition in México, Utah, as well as the Caribbean Nightingale Relaxation Show Through Verse Poetry (August 28, 6 p.m., The Round, and August 29, 8:10 p.m., Literary art scene).

Appearances are scheduled for the Rock Canyon Poets (August 27, 7:20 p.m.), the authors of Torrey House Press (August 28, 12:45 p.m., Literary Arts Stage) and the LITerally Podcast, which interviews writers about their craft. and the nature of the publishing industry (August 29, 2:00 p.m. Literary Arts Scene). Rock Canyon Poets has a diverse membership, ranging in age from 18 to 70, and with many career paths, including literary journal founders, editors, ex-servicemen, professionals, a playwright, and a periodontist. The group has amassed a large record of publications in magazines, anthologies, journals, chapbooks and complete poetry books. Some of the state’s best-known artists include Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal (August 28, 6:30 p.m. Literary Arts Stage), Jesse Parent, one of the most successful spoken word artists and monologue. known to the state (August 28, 8:30 a.m., literary arts scene), performance poet Gray (August 29, 6:10 p.m., literary arts scene) and George McEwan (August 29, 7:30 p.m., literary arts), multiple winner of the Timpanogos Storytelling Competition for Utah Festival’s Biggest Liar. There will also be performances by Logan, Utah Husband and Wife Authors AM Luzzader (August 27, 5 p.m. Literary Arts Stage) who have gone from writing post-apocalyptic horror and fiction to a successful series of children’s books about a young mermaid. , and Chadd VanZanten (August 27, 6:30 p.m. Literary Arts Stage), an outdoor writer and fly fishing enthusiast who enjoys fly fishing. VanZanten’s performances, Hooks & Books, will feature an expert fly trier who will shape them based on the author’s readings. Sean Davis (Aug. 28, 7:10 p.m., literary arts scene), a combat veteran, wildland firefighter and community organizer from Portland, Ore., Represents the non-fiction writers who appear this year. His publication credits include a dissertation Wax Ball Warfare, Oregon Wilderness Fire Fighting: A History and numerous essays and contributions to other books.

Mrs AyeVee

Hopkinson will also read his work (August 27, 5:35 p.m. Literary Scene) and Johnstun, whose book Let the wild herbs grow will soon be published by Torrey House Press, will be read on the festival’s closing day (August 29, 5:40 p.m., Literary Arts Stage).

One of the venue’s biggest audience draws, the poetry slam returns and will feature the first major competition for Salt Lake City performance poets since before the pandemic. The independent competition will bring together 10 performers (August 27, 10 p.m., literary arts stage) and four teams of four members each from Salt Lake City and Ogden (August 28, 9 p.m., literary arts stage).

Four sidebars accompany this centerpiece item with ties at the top of this piece. For more information on all events, check out the Utah Arts Festival website. Ticket information can be found here.


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Twelve Literary Arts to perform live at the Cleveland Public Theater this weekend https://semiospectacle.com/twelve-literary-arts-to-perform-live-at-the-cleveland-public-theater-this-weekend/ https://semiospectacle.com/twelve-literary-arts-to-perform-live-at-the-cleveland-public-theater-this-weekend/#respond Thu, 22 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://semiospectacle.com/twelve-literary-arts-to-perform-live-at-the-cleveland-public-theater-this-weekend/ The Cleveland Public Theater will present Twelve Literary Arts on stage on Saturday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the CPT’s outdoor stage. The CPT is delighted to welcome the public to the CPT for the first time since March 2020 for in-person, outdoor and live performances as part of the free summer season 2021. […]]]>


The Cleveland Public Theater will present Twelve Literary Arts on stage on Saturday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the CPT’s outdoor stage. The CPT is delighted to welcome the public to the CPT for the first time since March 2020 for in-person, outdoor and live performances as part of the free summer season 2021. For the full schedule of shows, click here.

Twelve Literary Arts brings performance poetry to public spaces while supporting poets and writers of all ages with programs for young people, professional development for adults and courageous spaces to dream, write and teach in a real world. social justice and equity.

All performances will be free and will take place outdoors on the CPT’s summer stage, located on the lawn between the CPT parish hall and the church buildings. There are no tickets; all you need to do is show up just before the performance starts and choose a seat. The CPT asks unvaccinated spectators to wear masks.

The CPT’s summer performances will provide a relaxed environment, where the priority of the experience will be to bring together and witness local art live, in person, for the first time in over a year.

The 2021 free summer season opens with Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation, followed by ten more live performances, including performances by the resident ensembles of the CPT Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي. Click here for the full list of performance offerings.

Twelve Literary Arts performs on the CPT’s outdoor stage on Saturday July 24 at 7:00 p.m. The Cleveland Public Theater is located at 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44102. The outdoor stage is located between the CPT Parish Hall and the church buildings.

There are no tickets and the performances are free. Members of the public may sit on chairs provided by the CPT. The CPT asks unvaccinated spectators to wear masks.

For more information, visit www.cptonline.org or call the CPT box office at 216-631-2727 ext. 501.


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