Review: ‘The Boy and the World’

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dfn-o_menino_e_o_mundo-poster-300A sparkling gem, The Boy and the World lives up to its title, following a young boy whose search for his father leads him to all corners of his native land, both for good and for bad.

Written and directed by Alê Abreu, the animated adventure was made in Brazil by a relatively small team; the style of animation resembles handmade line drawings, and looks extremely simple by the standards of today’s extravagant, computer-aided blockbusters. While I’m certainly not an expert on movie animation, it reminds me of indie comic books that must compete against those published by Marvel and DC. The big companies can produce work that looks marvelously complex and detailed, yet is still dependent on relatable characters and a strong story.

While The Boy and the World does not have a compelling story — much of the time, the titular boy wanders with little rhyme or reason…

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We black people should be proud of our blackness too!

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Hello friends! How are you all doing? It’s almost Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am! :) Can’t wait for the weekend to get here.

Anyway, today I just wanted to write a brief post and dispel the negativity I have been seeing lately from my mind and chest. Recently, I have been hearing (well actually reading) a lot about of what happened during the Superbowl’s 50 halftime for Beyoncé’s performance. Take a look at the video below.

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Ford Pinto / Corcel case

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Ford Pinto[English:] In 1971, Ford introduced new product, named “Pinto”, derived from the pinto horse. In contrast to Ford expectation, Brazilians viewed differently the product, because “Pinto” in Brazil meant penis. This language problem resulted in low sales of the car in Brazil. Following investigation, Ford changed the product name to Corcel, which meant ‘horse,’ for better sales.
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[Russian:] В 1971 году Ford представил новый продукт, названный “Pinto”, производный от Пинто лошадь. В отличие от Форд ожидание Бразильцев различно рассматривал продукт, потому что “Pinto” в Бразилии означал мужской половой или пинту. Эта языковая проблема привела низкие продажи автомобиля в Бразилии. После расследования, компания Ford изменила название продукта на Corcel, что означал ‘лошадь’ для лучших продаж.
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[Indonesian:] Pada tahun 1971, Ford memperkenalkan produk baru yang diberi nama “Pinto”. Nama ini diambil dari suatu jenis kuda yang cantik di Amerika. Berlawanan dengan harapan Ford, orang-orang Brazil memandang produk ini secara berbeda…

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Review: Postal Blue – Of Love & Other Affections

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‘Of Love & Other Affections’ is Brazillian musician, Postal Blue’s second album. You’d be wrong to think that Postal Blue is a new artist though as the last album ‘International Breeze’ was released in 2004. With that being said, Postal Blue’s sound is a modern take on early indie pop

Album opener ‘Bitterness Is Sweet’…

‘If You’re So Different’ is a fuzzy, psychedelic…

Last track on the album, creatively named, ‘The Last Goodbye’ isn’t as sad as the track’s title makes out, instrumentally…

A theme of very relatable lyrics about love and loss runs throughout the album. ‘Of Love & Other Affections’ fluctuates between guitar driven songs and more electronic, synth songs throughout. It’s not often a band or musician can go away for over 10 years and come back right on form, but Postal Blue has done just that and crafted something even more spectacular than the debut.

Hopefully we…

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Global Methane Forum – Speaker Highlights

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GMI and our partners at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) have many interesting and exciting speakers lined up for the Global Methane Forum. Here is a little information about two of them.

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Terry Cho is a specialist working in urban water and sanitation issues as part of the World Bank’s China and Mongolia Sustainable Development project. His presentation on 29 March, in the 14:00 China session, will highlight tremendous opportunities for improving sludge treatment practices while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation will focus on a new World Bank report on sludge management strategy in China that analyzes current sludge management practices and recommends improved best management practices from projects across the globe. Mr. Cho holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Jose Henrique Penido Monteiro is a Senior Advisor to the Rio…

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Marianne North (1830–1890)

many miles to babylon

By all accounts Marianne North, traveller and naturalist, was an unusual woman for her time (in most respects, anyway – I’ll get to the glaring exception a bit later).

Born in 1830, the daughter of the MP for Hastings in England, she lives a privileged life, which sounds pretty ideal, if you’re into the whole “dappled sunlight, pretty ponies & adoring parents” kind of thing. I’m told children tend to approve.

Marianne at her home in Sri Lanka (Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron, before 1879) Marianne at her home in Sri Lanka (photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron, before 1879)

When her mother dies in 1855, the 25-year-old Marianne becomes her father’s companion, and the two of them travel across most of Europe and the Mid-East whenever they get a chance. She’s not interested in marriage  – “a terrible experiment”, as she is fond of saying – so on the whole this suits her.

Marianne is also a talented singer and artist, despite the fact that…

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Brazil Caretas Carnival

Photos by Felipe Dana Far from the glitz and glamour of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Sambadrome parades, people in this northeast Brazilian town put a frown on their Carnival celebration.

Source: Brazil Caretas Carnival

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The inspirational Delia Derbyshire

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It was really exciting and uplifting to attend the event “Archiving Women’s Performance Practice”, run by Delia Derbyshire Day and [DWAN] and hosted at HOME in Manchester.

The evening was a mix of talks, performance and discussion all revolving about creative women’s presence in and use of archives.  In the RNCM Archives, we have a few pretty amazing women represented but most of the collections are of men and I am really conscious about how many archives of women have been lost, dismissed or simply not created.

The evening did not disappoint. Chock full of amazing women with wonderful ideas and insights into archives.

Caro C talked about being an artist and interacting with archives, in particular that of Delia Derbyshire held at Manchester University. Derbyshire was a pioneer of electronic music in the 1960s and her papers at the University are brilliant, containing the graphic scores she wrote…

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London Theatre Producer And New Manchester Arts Venue Announce Major Collaboration

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A national London-based arts producer and Manchester’s newest theatre have announced a major collaboration which will put the venue on the arts map in the North of England. Aria Entertainment has joined forces with Hope Mill…

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Event review: Meet The Bloggers aka Girl Geeks Tea Party #58

IMG_2853 From left to right back row: Gill Kiernan, Claire Gowler, Rosie Campbell, Natalie-Claire Luwisha, Claire Sudbury and Sophie, and Zoe Breen (Manchester Girl Geeks) at the front. Blogging is a great way to get your voice out there, connect with other writers, and promote your work or views at a very low cost.

We invited a diverse line-up of bloggers to take part in our Meet The Bloggers tea party at MadLab. The downstairs of the venue was packed with aspiring bloggers and those otherwise curious about what it takes to set up and promote your own blog.
On Twitter: @madlabuk

Natalie-Claire blogs under the guise of Engineer with a Unique Style, she is passionate about the role women can play in the world of STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering, maths). Natalie recently graduated with a masters degree in structural engineering at Salford University and generously shared her…

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