+1 The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021 January 26, 2011 Published by Site Default Deadline: 28 February 2011Open to: individuals over 18, with interest in design, surrealismAward: 10 winners – each receives $500This contest is organized by HUGO Create. HUGO Create is a global design contest from HUGO Fragrances by HUGO BOSS. The contest gives fresh and upcoming talents a global platform to show their work. If you’re interested in creativity, such as graphic design, illustration or photography, you can enter the online competition and be judged by the HUGO Create community and an expert jury.AboutEvery artist is influenced by historical movements in art, but to become a success in modern art you have to interpret influential eras in the style of the time. So the brief for our new challenge is to create a design inspired by the least limited of the artistic genres, surrealism. And we want you to interpret it in a progressive HUGO way. What should surrealists be doing today? Should you be twisting the minds of Dali and Miró? Or should you revolutionize surreal to make it really real? Show us how surrealism should work today, and include the HUGO Man bottle in the design.EligibilityThe HUGO Create challenge is open to entrants over 18 years old. Each entrant is allowed to submit a maximum of five proposals per round, and can only receive one jury-selected prize per round. Entering the HUGO Create challenge is free of charge.All proposals must be uploaded electronically as a JPG file (max. 0.5 MB). The format we use to publish the visuals on the website is 672 pixels wide x 960 pixels high. In case you become one of the winners, we will need your visual to be at least A4, 300 dpi.Awards 10 winners are selected and each receives $500 cash.One overall winner will be the subject of a feature on the HUGO Create blog.The winner will be featured in i-D, a prestigious, urban design orientated magazine.For any further information, included online design programs, design kit for downloading and inspiration visitOfficial Website Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet LinkedIn 0 Surreal Appeal Challenge Reddit Similar Stories Pocket The World Bank Essay Competition: Youth Migration → 212 Photography Istanbul ← Hungarian Government Scholarship Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge
Saturday is the last day for in-person early voting at Johnson County Northeast Offices, Arts and Heritage Center. Saturday is the last day for in-person advance voting at the two county locations inside the I-435 loop, the Johnson County Northeast Offices at 6000 Lamar and the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf. Both locations will be open for voting today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Monday, only the Johnson County Election Office in Olathe will have early voting open. Polls and neighborhood precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, August 1. Clayton says Brownback’s departure a chance for “return to dignity in governing.” Overland Park Rep. Stephanie Clayton’s views were included in a New York Time story Thursday about what Gov. Sam Brownback’s impending departure from the statehouse means for Kansas. It’s “an opportunity for Kansas to have a fresh start, for us to return to dignity in governing,” she said. [With State Finances Shaky, Kansas Governor Prepares to Step Down — The New York Times]
Oceanographers at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have teamed up with Nortek, and Partrac, to study ocean turbulence with the aim of reducing the costs associated with tidal energy devices.Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are launching a project to study tidal turbulence at the Menai Strait in Wales, after having been awarded two grants totaling £230,000.The tidal turbulence project will be executed as two related projects, with the first focusing on the collection of novel turbulence data in Menai Strait and further offshore to the North-West of Anglesey.The project’s goal is to further develop the expertise in acoustic and optical observation techniques pioneered at Bangor University.The second project will focus on advancing the measurement of turbulence in energetic tidal flows, with researchers also working in the natural laboratory of the Menai Strait.Martin Austin from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, said: “The shallow seas around the UK represent one of the best tidal energy resources globally, accounting for some 10% of the global total. In consequence, the tidal energy industry is an emerging and steadily growing sector of the UK economy.”This team of specialists will set out to improve the assessment of risks associated with turbulence, and by doing so, help reduce development costs, leading to cheaper energy from the tides.The oceanographic instrument manufacturer, Nortek, said the findings from the project will be integrated into its innovative product development.The grants for the projects were awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS2).
Related Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) — Dangling from his 14th-floor window, Oluwaseun Talabi could hear people on the ground yelling up, urging him to climb back inside his apartment, No. 113, in the 24-story apartment building.A rope of knotted sheets hanging next to Oluwaseun didn’t reach the ground, more than 100 feet below.“People were shouting, ‘Stay in your flat. They’re going to come and help. They’re going to come and help you,’” he says.No, they’re not, Oluwaseun remembers thinking. “I wasn’t looking to die in there,” he told ABC News.At least 80 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire, and the death toll may rise. One month later, he’s still struggling to make sense of it all.Survival modeThe fire, on June 14, had been burning for more than an hour by 2 a.m., and Oluwaseun was in “survival mode,” he says.Hanging from the window ledge that morning, he asked his girlfriend, Rosemary, to hand him their 4-year-old daughter. He planned to climb down the sheets with the child in his arms.“But my daughter wasn’t having it,” he says, describing her as hysterical.Investigators say a faulty refrigerator started the fire on the fourth floor before it spread to the top floor and, by about 2 a.m., began moving rapidly toward the west side of the building.A fire brigade arrived at apartment 113 to usher in five neighbors 15 minutes before Oluwaseun climbed out his window.“Listen, your flat seems to be the safest flat at the moment,” Oluwaseun says one of the firefighters told him. “We’ll be back,’ they said.”“The Syrian refugees, they brought them into my flat,” Oluwaseun says, referring to brothers Mohammad and Omar Alhajali. “They brought an Irish guy, called Dennis … Zainab, her 2-year-old son,” Oluweseun says, counting on his hand. “So there was eight of us altogether.”Only four of them would escape apartment 113 alive during the chaos of the next two hours.Grenfell Tower apartment 113With his crying daughter still inside, Oluwaseun struggled to hoist himself back through the window; he wasn’t going down alone.“Guess who helped me up? One of the guys that is dead,” Oluwaseun says, spitting out the word “dead.” “The Syrian guy and his brother pulled me back in because I couldn’t pull myself back in.”One of the brothers, Mohammad, didn’t survive.“The Syrian guy didn’t deserve to die,” Oluwaseun says. “I’m here, I could’ve died. I don’t deserve it.”Mohammad, 23, lived with Omar, 25, and their best friend from Deraa, Syria, Mahmoud Alkarad, 25, next door in apartment 112.Mahmoud happened to be out for the night, 10 minutes down the road when the fire started.“I saw Mohammad. He was at the window,” Mahmoud, who arrived outside shortly after 1 a.m., says.He called Mohammad’s phone: “I said to him, ‘Where are you?’ … ‘Just raise your hand’” so Mahmoud could identify him.That was the last time Mahmoud ever saw Mohammad. Mahmoud spent the next two hours desperately running from fireman to emergency responder, begging everyone to rescue the eight people in apartment 113.At 2 a.m., Oluwaseun says, everyone in apartment 113 was still alive.“It was like they brought them in my flat to die,” he says.Oluwaseun remembers Zainab on the phone with her brother, her young son sitting next to his daughter on their bed at one point. He remembers Dennis’ face so blackened that Rosemary hadn’t recognized him. And he remembers one of the Syrian brothers calmly reading the Quran on the bed.Sometime after 3 a.m., Oluwaseun says, he tied his daughter onto his back and prepared to climb out the window again. This time, Rosemary was going too.“This might sound selfish, but God forgive, I hope it’s not selfish … but I was thinking about me first, my partner and my daughter — and everybody else after,” he says.Before he climbed back out the window, the fire brigade yelled “Run” through the black smoke. Why at that moment and not earlier, Oluwaseun is not sure.“I grabbed my missus by her hand, my daughter tied to my back already, and I didn’t look back. I don’t know who followed us,” he says. “I don’t know who stayed in the building. We just ran.”At some point during those 90 minutes, Mahmoud received a phone call from Mohammad, still in apartment 113.“‘I can’t find Omar,’ he says … What do you mean you can’t find Omar? He was with you,” Mahmoud recounts the conversation. “He said to me, ‘It’s smoky in the flat. We can’t see each other.’ I said to him, ‘Just try to shout and say, Omar.’ He was shouting so high. He was shouting, and he didn’t answer.”‘Have you seen my brother?’By 3:30 a.m., Omar, Oluwaseun, Rosemary and their daughter had battled their way to the ground floor.“One of the Syrian guys, the one that survived. He came up to us, and he goes, ‘Have you seen my brother?’” Oluwaseun hadn’t.Mahmoud located Omar, and they called Mohammad again.“‘Where did you go? Why did you leave me?’” Mohammad asked Omar, remembers Mahmoud. “We don’t know exactly what happened.”Mahmoud had one last phone call with Mohammad, who he says told him, “Just tell my mom to forgive me and please tell her I love them, all the family.”As flames reached the windows of apartment 113, Mahmoud says, he thought to himself, “Mohammed, he’s not alive. He passed away.”Sitting in a garden with the tower overhead, Mahmoud says, “We saw a lot of things in our life.”Mahmoud escaped Syria a couple of years ago, making his way to Libya and surviving a journey across the Mediterranean Sea in a small wooden boat to Italy. He flew to the United Kingdom last year to build a new life with his two childhood friends. It was finally going well, he says. He had just started a job at a local bakery.“I lost a lot of things from Syria … everything I had. I lost many times … Every time we’re losing,” Mahmoud says. “What we can do? We try to live again.”In recent days, Mahmoud has signed a new yearlong lease, but Oluwaseun, Rosemary and their daughter, like many survivors, are still staying in a hotel room, four weeks later, despite the promises of British politicians.“We’re not charity cases. I worked hard. We worked hard,” Oluwaseun says.He’s a site supervisor, and Rosemary is a science teacher.“We didn’t ask for this. We lived our life like everybody else — wake up, go to work, come back, wake up, go to work, come back,” he says.Since the fire, Oluwaseun has been afraid of the dark and can’t sleep.“It keeps playing in my head,” he says. “I could’ve saved the little boy. Even if I couldn’t do nothing about the adults, could’ve saved the little boy. That just keep playing in my head … For what reason? Why? Why?”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
One China Central Television broadcast said Saturday that Silver has stepped out of line by defaming China, supporting Morey and making false claims, according to the South China Morning Post. Chinese media have also warned Silver that he will “receive retribution sooner or later” for his actions.“Silver has spared no effort to portray himself as a fighter for free speech and used freedom of speech as an excuse to cover for Morey, who voiced his support for the violent actors in Hong Kong,” CCTV said. “This has crossed the bottom line of the Chinese people. The tension between the NBA and China has continued to mount since Rockets general manager Daryl Morey weighed in on protests taking place in Hong Kong via Twitter, and league commissioner Adam Silver appears to have stirred the pot even more.Silver said there was “no chance” the NBA would discipline Morey for his since-deleted tweet Friday after China reportedly requested his firing. But Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Friday that no such demand was made. Related News Nets’ Kyrie Irving addresses China situation, closed-door meeting with Adam Silver Russell Westbrook injury update: Rockets guard will be OK after hurting hand again “To please some American politicians, Silver has fabricated lies out of nothing and has sought to paint China as unforgiving.”How China plans to take action against Silver remains to be seen though.The 2019-20 season is set to begin Oct. 22, and the league is at odds with a country many of its loyal supporters call home.