Francis Barros Aerobatics – Sukhoi Su-31 Voltige

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Francis Barros Aerobatics – Sukhoi Su-31 Voltige from Plinio Lins on Vimeo.

Promo video of the brazilian aerobatic pilot Francis Barros. Filmed by Plinio Lins. Music by Chris Haigh, with web license.

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Treo Fiskur

In the Northen seas, a fisherman is going to discover the wonderful origin of fish.
Treo Fiskur is a graduation short film directed by
Lucie Delvaux lucie-delvaux.blogspot.fr/
Alissa Bécavin ab-portfolio.blogspot.fr/
Noémie Cauvin noemiecauvin.blogspot.co.uk/p/portfolio_17.html
Tristan Hélaine vimeo.com/70856729
Sullivan Vanderlinden sullivan-vanderlinden.blogspot.fr/p/portfolio.html
Music by Thomas Schweitzer letrucquisonne.com/
Sound design by Thomas Van Pottelberge vanpotsound-creation.com/

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THE REAL SOUNDS OF BRAZIL

Originally posted on Daniel Swann:

If we’ve learnt anything from the World Cup, it’s that an abhorrent official song is as certain to make an appearance as a middle-aged man in face-paint. However, it seems that 2014′s offering has surpassed all expectations.

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New poll shows major shake-up for Brazil elections

Originally posted on Ben Tavener | Brazil:

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SÃO PAULO — Marina Silva would place second in the first round of the upcoming presidential elections, forcing a runoff in which she would tie with incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, according to the first poll taken after the death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, killed in a plane crash last week.

Silva was Campos’s running mate and is all but certain to be announced by the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) as its electoral coalition’s new presidential candidate, expected this Wednesday.

According to the new Datafolha poll, Rousseff would take 36 percent of votes in the first round on 5 October, followed by 21 percent for Silva and 20 percent for Aécio Neves — requiring a runoff on 26 October.

A Rousseff-Silva second round would then be technically tied, given the margin or error of two percentage points either way, with 47 percent for Silva and 43 percent for Rousseff.

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Peterloo Massacre 195th Anniversary

Originally posted on patricktsudlow:

August 16th was the 195th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, and a commemoration of the event was held on the 17th August 2014, on Windmill Street on the edge of the original site.  A number of different groups had walked in from other parts of Lancashire to represent the original marches to join the Peterloo Rally. 

The Middleton contingent  walking up Southmill Street towards Windmill Street, passing, what was the Free Trade Hall.

The Middleton contingent walking up Southmill Street towards Windmill Street, passing, what was the Free Trade Hall.

A couple of the replica banners from the Peterloo Rally August 16th 1819

A couple of the replica banners from the Peterloo Rally August 16th 1819

Maxine Peake had appeared the year before at the Manchester International Festival, doing a reading of Shelley’s Masque of AnarchyDSC_0008. 

The Maxine Peake started the proceedings.

The Maxine Peake started the proceedings.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester started the reading of those innocents killed on that inglorious day.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester started the reading of those innocents killed on that inglorious day.

A number of Ancoats Dispensary Trust and supporters, were at the event. 

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An afternoon of Culture

Originally posted on The Avenue:

Wife and I recently went to see a play at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. The play was of course excellent, but so is the old Exchange building. Not only that, but the beautiful juxtaposition of the old Marble pillared building, and the new steelwork required to support the round theatre space.

Every time I go, I can’t resist taking the camera, and every time I go, I get a new set of images.

I’m usually hurried out of the place by Wife, who is not friends with my camera, but this time, I was able to string it out long enough to get a good set of images. (In my humble opinion of course).  On the whole, I am quite happy with the results, and I will probably revisit them at some point to correct the perspective on some of them.

I seem to be using the autofocus lenses…

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Up in Your Grill

Originally posted on Living Off Caffeine And Glitter:

Tucked away in an abandoned mill in Manchester’s NQ is a new kind of club night.

Up in Your Grill expertly combines the tastiest street foods, with upbeat music and unique craft beers to create the most hipster party in town.

With free entry before 7pm, its worth making that 5 minute commute from Piccadilly Gardens even if you’re only after a causal drink and quick bite to eat.

The venue, with its edgy street art and reconditioned oil drum tables makes the perfect transition from day into night.

Perfect Food. Perfect atmosphere. Perfect venue.

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Venison burgers and novel red party cups – £7 well spent.

Kodaline, High Hopes (Filous Remix)
–”It’s time to let it go, go out and start again”

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‘Coronation Street’ set will be demolished

Originally posted on Totally Telly:

Coronation Street‘s former set is to be demolished, it has been confirmed.

Coronation Street set

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The ITV soap moved from it’s central Manchester location earlier this year. The Granada TV lot has since become a tourist attraction, welcoming more than 200,000 visitors since it opened in April.

However, an ITV spokesperson has now told BBC News that the set will be demolished prior to handing over to the site’s new owner.

Coronation Street set tour

ITV

The set was refused listed status in 2012, despite having been the soap’s home for over 30 years.Developer Allied London, who purchased the lot for £26 million last year, are said to be planning to build flats, shops and offices, with the redevelopment project expected to begin in 2015.

“Coronation Street’s new home is at MediaCityUK and the tour at Quay Street was always for a limited time,” a spokesperson said. “Although we can’t confirm the official closure date –…

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How will Eduardo Campos’ death affect Brazil’s presidential race?

Originally posted on Latin America Advisor:

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Q: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed when his private jet crashed Wednesday as it prepared to land in the city of Santos. Campos’ death sent shockwaves through the country’s political world and rattled financial markets just two months ahead of Brazil’s October presidential election. What effects will Campos’ sudden death have on the race, including any potential runoff?

A: Peter Hakim, member of the Advisor board and president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue: “On the presumption that Marina Silva replaces Eduardo Campos as the PSB nominee for president, the prospects for a runoff, which were about 50-50, will increase by some margin-simply because Marina is likely to receive more votes than Campos would have, probably more than doubling his vote count. Even if most of the PSB’s new votes come from the PSDB’s Aécio Neves, Dilma’s vote total will also decrease, making it harder for her to…

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“The Eye”

Originally posted on Getting those creative juices flowing:

This is the MON or Museu Oscar Niemeyer, also known as The Eye (O Olho) for its very distinctive shape. It was projected by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and it is considered the largest exhibition area in Latin America. Definitely, the MON is one of my favourite place in Curitiba.

The Eye

The Eye

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