Monthly Archives: June 2008

China quake hits Indian silk industry

NEW DELHI, June 30 (PTI): Indian silk industry with an annual business of over Rs 10,000 crore has been hit hard by the last month’s earthquake in China, a major supplier of raw silk for the manufacturing units in the country. Shoppers browse through Banarasi saris for sale at a shop in New Delhi. Photo: AFP The industry claimed that hundreds of units in Varanasi, Bangalore, Madurai, Coimbatore and Bhagalpur have closed down as the raw material costs of silk ... Read More »

Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill

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Humans are fundamentally social animals. Our social nature means that we interact with each other in positive, friendly ways, and it also means we know how to manipulate others in a very negative way. Neurophysiologist Katherine Rankin at the University of California, San Francisco, has also… Source: Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill Read More »

The political economy of a Cyprus settlement

The examination of four scenaria -introduction- Conventional orthodoxy in relation to a possible solution of the Cyprus problem has revolved in the last forty years around the concept of a bizonal bicommunal federation. Nevertheless, not only do the two communities have different interpretations of the concept but also within each community there exist various and often confused perspectives. This study focuses on four scenaria: (a) bizonal bicommunal federation, (b) stalemate/continuation of the status quo, Read More »

art @ the heart

Grade 12 Portfolio Presentations Another part of the final grade 12 grade is based on a presentation of their portfolios. Students were asked to dress professionally and go through a presentation and question process similar to what they would encounter in a college/university interview. They were also graded on the overall quality of their portfolio. All students did a wonderful Read More »

The hell of being an asylum seeker

Meet Sergey. He’s a doctor. He’s also an asylum seeker who is forced to survive on £35 of Asda vouchers a week. Award-winning novelist Mark Haddon discovers the horror of being a refugee in the UK today. Miriam, who fled from Ethiopia, talks to Mark Haddon at the Migrants Resource Centre in west London. Photograph: Sophia Evans Last year Oxfam asked whether I’d visit one of the projects they help fund, then write about it for The Observer. It’s exactly ... Read More »

Ο μυστηριώδης ζωγράφος Γεράσιμος Στέρης

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Εκθεση με έργα του δημιουργού από την περίοδο 1926-1936 στο Μπενάκη Φωτογραφία του Γεράσιμου Στέρη επάνω και αριστερά ο πίνακας «Χαραυγή» (λάδι σε χαρτί) που παρουσιάζεται στην έκθεση στο Κτίριο της οδού Πειραιώς του Μουσείου Μπενάκη Αφιερωμένη σε έναν σημαντικό ζωγράφο του Μεσοπολέμου είναι η έκθεση «Στέρης. Εργα από τη Συλλογή Κουτουλάκη» που φιλοξενεί το Μουσείο Μπενάκη ως τις 27 Ιουλίου. Τα 300 έργα που παρουσιάζονται προέρχονται από τη Συλλογή Κουτουλάκη και ανήκαν αρχικά στον γκαλερίστα Εμμανουήλ Σεγρεδάκη, ο οποίος ... Read More »