Clifford Gibson has been slapped with a guilty verdict for the second

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLightening has struck in the same place twice; Clifford Gibson has been slapped with a guilty verdict for the second time and will restart a life sentence. The now 24 year old was found guilty in 2010 of the 2008 murder of Leslie Aurelus. After a successful appeal to the courts, the case was reopened and the retrial was started last week… Commenting on the case to local media, Gibson’s attorney Courtney Barnett says though he had his doubts he was expecting either an acquittal or a conviction of manslaughter. Barnett however, still wears his optimism high as he told media that he will be more than prepared to move forward with an appeal if the family decides to make one. Related Items:last_img read more

Cannot lose touch with heritage

first_imgFor leading artist Paresh Maity, a globalised painter with an eye for diversity of Indian life, ‘identity is very important for any form of art to flourish’.‘I can be removed from my own heritage, but I cannot lose touch with it. Proper globalisation of Indian art is possible only when heritage meets modernity. If there is no root, you are baseless,’ said Maity.The waterscapes of riverine Bengal, the golden light of the Thar and the cosmopolitan colours of the bustling Capital have all come together on the canvas of Maity, who will be honoured with the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education 2012 in the Capital Monday. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artist says his journey from Midnapore to Kolkata and then to Delhi, Rajasthan and around the world in the last two decades has changed his colour palette, formats of creative expression and returned him closer to his roots in a strange way.Maity is known for his cutting-edge mechanical Western-style installations, bronze sculptures and giant paintings.‘It is always better to know your roots and build your artistic dimensions around it,’ the artist said. ‘You can have a different language, but the content of your art must be from your culture,’ he said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe 47-year-old artist is making a 12-foot installation of the seven cities of Delhi for the India Art Summit 2013.‘The installation is six feet in diameter. It portrays how the metropolis of Delhi have evolved over the centuries; how the ancient Tughlaqabad was like and it is now. I am using day-to-day material and lot of colours,’ Maity said.The next year will see Maity reconnect to his core oeuvre of water colour once again at the World Art Fair at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. ‘The water colours will be large — some almost 7 X 10 sq ft in size. They will be impressions of the places I have visited in the last 20 years. It is difficult to tackle water colour on large surfaces,’ Maity said.An installation of small boats will lend solidity to the minimal landscapes in water colour, he said. Maity, who began as a landscape painter in Bengal, took to the world the muted colours of the river banks with their silent meditative quality of life. There were no figures in his early landscapes — boats, jetties and laden skies lived in perfect harmony with his dark indigo, green, ochre and cobalt spaces.‘When I migrated to Delhi in 1990, I put the city on to my canvas. My art changed after I went to Rajasthan for the first time, figures started appearing in my paintings. The landscape became more colourful with a riot of yellow, gold, orange, red and green. Rajasthan is bathed in a golden light in winter,’ Maity said.In Delhi, Maity’s passion for big surfaces has grown over the years. ‘Initially, I did not have papers, I joined the papers and made bigger watercolours,’ he said.The artist returned to sculpting six years ago. One of his new age installations that made news around the world was an abstract concept, Procession of 50 Ants, made of 100 motorbike spares. It was exhibited at the Art Stage in Singapore in 2011.‘I broke down the machines (bikes) and reassembled them to resemble large ants, nearly five feet in length.’ Why ants? ‘They are very disciplined, very sensitive and intuitive. They live in small colonies and can sniff disasters,’ Maity said. [IANS]last_img read more

Our first Nobel hits a century

first_imgit’s been a hundred years since we got our first Nobel prize! Sweden Indian Memorial week celebrated completion of 100 years of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore’s Noble prize in literature on Friday. Titled Tagore, Now! the on-going week is dedicated to Tagore.  The Embassy of Sweden is celebrating, Nobel Memorial Week for last seven years and this year apart from other activities they displayed Tagore’s original text of Nobel prize nomination, which has been procured from the Swedish Academy.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The day started with recitation of Gitanjali also held various panel discussions, performances and a book launch. Panelists for the day were filmmaker Qaushiq Mukherjee, theatre person Kailash Belawadi and educator Shrishendu Chakrabarti. Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden to India, shared his views on the contribution of Tagore’s work.A book recording Tagore’s visits to Sweden was also released, titled Tagore in Sweden – 1921 & 1926, this book is written by Dr Olavia Hemmila. A picture of Tagore from Rabindranath Tagore: The man and his poetry, was also displayed. The photo was converted by the Swedish postal authority in a stamp in 1973.last_img read more

Watch Jimmy Fallon Play Super Mario on iPhone

first_img Jan. 12 can’t come soon enough for fresh details about the Nintendo Switch, but last night we got to see the Switch in action live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.Nintendo is starting to get serious about a marketing push for its next console launch. And just before we all settle down to play on an Xbox One S or PS4 Pro this Christmas, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé and legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto turned up on TV, complete with what looked to be a fully functioning Switch.The showcase starts off with Super Mario Run for smartphones, but that’s really just a lead in to unveiling the Switch hardware, which Fallon seems genuinely excited about. The fact that it’s running The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should come as no surprise, as that’s the only Switch game we’ve been shown before beyond other games’ quick appearances in the Switch teaser trailer.The live presentation shows us nothing new in terms of gameplay, but Nintendo clearly wanted the focus to be on the hardware and its dual functionality as a handheld and a home console.Unfortunately, the actual transition from playing on the big screen to the tablet is covered up. What happens when you lift the Switch out of its dock during play? What exactly did Reggie see on the tablet and press to allow the game to be playable again for Fallon?Maybe that transition state and experience isn’t finalized yet, but it needs to be for the January presentation. Every aspect of the Switch experience will be scrutinized at that point and used by the media to either get behind the Switch, or treat it with some degree of suspicion until review units are sent out. Register Now » December 8, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more