Huntington Exhibition Pairs Two Great American Photographers Who Captured Contrasting Views of Britain and Ireland

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Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Running White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967, gelatin silver print. © Paul Caponigro, photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.The contrasting styles of acclaimed American photographers Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) and Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) take center stage at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this fall in an exhibition that showcases their photography of Britain and Ireland beginning in 1960.The exhibition, “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland,” is on view in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery from Nov. 8, 2014, to March 9, 2015. The Huntington is the only West Coast venue for the exhibition, which opens at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven on June 26.“Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro” features approximately 150 works by the photographers. Bruce Davidson, a member of the Magnum Agency, traveled to England and Scotland in 1960, where he brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his photography a sensation in the United States. Paul Caponigro went to Ireland and Britain in 1967 on a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship. Those countries became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly in the 1960s and beyond. The exhibition examines the work of two master photographers as they trained American eyes on enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes.“Paul Caponigro and Bruce Davidson are two of the most distinguished American photographers of their generation,” said Jennifer A Watts, the exhibition’s co-curator and curator of photographs at The Huntington. “This is the first exhibition to pair these influential contemporaries who followed overlapping yet distinct creative paths. Britain and Ireland are the countries to which each man embarked on significant creative journeys in the course of refining their art. How fitting, then, to bring these works to The Huntington, where we have one of the strongest collections of British art and historical materials in the country. The exhibition’s concept was both intriguing and beautifully relevant. The exhibition is also curated by Scott Wilcox, chief curator of art collections and senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.While Caponigro and Davidson are acquainted with each other’s work, the two have never met.Davidson is a photojournalist and urban street photographer; Caponigro practices a pure, formalist approach to landscape photography. Both have eschewed digital technology; they are devoted to black-and-white film and continue to make prints by hand. And both of them produced important bodies of work in Britain and Ireland beginning in 1960.In trips to Britain in 1960 and 1965, Davidson took an impressionistic portrait of the British people at work and play. During numerous visits starting in 1967, Caponigro focused on the ancient stone circles, dolmens, and early churches in the British and Celtic landscape.Installation, FilmThis is a 3-minute excerpt from “Still Looking,” a 16-minute film from the exhibition “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland.”Each artist’s work will be installed in separate spaces within the gallery and accompanied by minimal, explanatory text. In addition, “Still Looking,” a film featuring both photographers and produced exclusively for the exhibition, will be installed in a gallery at the Yale Center for British Art and The Huntington, with a version posted online. Created in early 2014 by Huntington filmmaker Kate Lain, the 16-minute film is a series of evocative moments with Davidson and Caponigro on location in their respective homes in New York City and Maine.Still Looking (excerpt) from IN MOTION | The Huntington on Vimeo.This is a 3-minute excerpt from “Still Looking,” a 16-minute film from the exhibition “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland.”Paul CaponigroCaponigro was born in Boston, a shy child in a boisterous Italian American family. He used photography as a means of escape. Drafted into the Army in 1953, he was sent to San Francisco and eventually fell under the influence of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and other luminaries of the Bay Area school, a loose affiliation of photographers who took the natural landscape as their subject and used razor-sharp focus and superb printing techniques as expressive tools. In 1966, he went to Ireland and Britain on a Guggenheim grant. He had intended to travel to Egypt, but unrest in the Middle East interrupted his plans. So he settled his family in Dublin and began to explore. “Ireland became my Egypt,” he said, “and the stones my temples.”That year marked the beginning of a sustained relationship with places that significantly shaped his career. He returned a dozen times over the next decade.Bruce DavidsonDavidson grew up in suburban Illinois and purchased his first camera as a young boy, using the Chicago streets as his creative training ground. In 1952, he enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York, encountering there the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. The spontaneity and emotional depth of their pictures proved a revelation.In the late 1950s, Davidson was invited to join Magnum, the elite organization of photojournalists founded by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and several others. He received wide acclaim with the publication in 1960 of “Brooklyn Gang,” a series featuring a notorious group of streetwise teens. He left the United States shortly thereafter for England and Scotland on a two-month assignment for British magazine The Queen.He would return to the United Kingdom periodically thereafter, producing photography documenting a range of people in diverse settings, including Blackpool, the mining districts of southern Wales, and a traveling circus in rural Ireland.Catalog“Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland” is accompanied by a 220-page fully illustrated catalog with curatorial essays, published by Yale University Press. It is scheduled for release on June 24.“There’s a force in the land and it’s intelligent,” became Caponigro’s mantra and guide. He returned repeatedly to the United Kingdom and Ireland (his latest photographs in the exhibition are from 1993).The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community Newscenter_img Visual Arts Huntington Exhibition Pairs Two Great American Photographers Who Captured Contrasting Views of Britain and Ireland In its only West Coast venue, exhibition showcases exemplary work by contemporary photographers Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 11:28 am Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Trail Mix: Billy Strings

first_imgFerocious.That’s the first word that comes to mind when I consider both the playing and on stage antics of Billy Strings, the twenty-something Michigan born guitar player who is turning the bluegrass world upside down.Sporting tattoos and ear lobes that bear signs of gauges, Strings approaches bluegrass guitar with a punk rock attitude. His live shows are powerful and frenetic, complete with whirlwind solos, extended jams, and heavy metal headbanging not usually seen on the bluegrass scene.After spending time in both the studio and on the road with mandolinist Don Julin, some two decades plus his senior, Strings is now off making music with his own band. Late last month, he released his first solo record, Turmoil & Tinfoil, a collection of solid bluegrass tunes that showcase Strings’ guitar prowess and enviable tenor.I recently caught up with Billy Strings to chat about the new record, bringing his dad to the studio, and music that sometimes comes from dark places.BRO – You happen to wear a Fit Bit on stage? I’d love to know how many calories you burn through in a show.BS – No, I don’t wear a Fit Bit. But I do wear a shock collar. I also have shock bracelets and shock anklets, so every time I make a mistake, I get a little shock on stage.BRO – I first came across your playing through your work with Don Julin. As a young player, what did it mean to you to be working with a picker with his experience?BS – Don Julin showed me how to become a working musician. Before I met him, I was playing a few gigs here and there, but I was paying rent by working at this hotel in Traverse City. Don show me how to avoid having a day job and I’ve been burning up the highway and avoiding one ever since.BRO – Turmoil & Tinfoil features a guest spot by your dad. That had to be special.BS – My dad is the whole reason I do this. He started me out really young playing bluegrass guitar and he never made me do it. He always made me want to do it. Nobody can touch him, as far as I’m concerned. He can embody the soul of a song like nobody else. The way he feels music is really special. I could go on for hours about the man. I love my dad, and bringing him into the studio to record was definitely a very happy moment for us. My voice always sounds the best when it’s right next to his.BRO – We are featuring the title track from the new record on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?BS – Growing up in Ionia, Michigan, meant growing up in a picture perfect image of small town America. There wasn’t much to do but to try to find something to do. We would skateboard when we were younger, but as we got older, some of us slipped away to the abuse of drugs and alcohol. A lot of us, actually. There were people I loved that were so far gone, even though their bodies were still there. I saw the darker side of life early, and that’s what that song is about.BRO – You are the most aptly named person I know. Ever consider how your life might have panned out if you were Billy Jackhammer or Billy Spark Plug?BS – Well, I never had much of a knack for anything else but music. My brother Aaron can fix anything. My grandfather taught him a whole lot about toolin’ on cars and such. I wasn’t interested in that as much for some reason. I was more into pickin’ than pistons. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I don’t even want to try. I’m lucky as hell to be able to play music and travel around and see all my friends all the time.Make it a point to catch Billy and his band as soon as they hit a stage near you. Gigs across the Midwest are on tap for the next week before Billy Strings heads out to Washington and Oregon to finish out October.For more on Billy Strings, his touring schedule, or how you can grab a copy of Turmoil & Tinfoil, check out his website.last_img read more

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Siasia, Yobo, Others Set for Tap initiative PVC-football Awareness Match

first_imgSuper Eagles 1994 and 2013 AFCON winners will be playing a PVC novelty match at the Legacy Pitch, inside National Stadium Surulere, Lagos on the 9th of February, 2019.This novelty match tagged ‘#PVCFootball’ is organised by TAP initiative, a non-governmental and non-partisan organization that advocates for young people’s role in the national reawakening of socio political and economic systems for sustainable development.The goal of the #PVCFootball novelty match is to use soccer games as a tool to organise and galvanize voices of young people to participate in the upcoming elections. According to the Executive Director of Tap initiative, Mr Mbasekei Martin Obono, “Young people between the ages of 15 and 35 years constitute one-third of Africa’s population. However, youth’s influence on national politics remains limited. There is a general sense that traditional politics and representative democracy—whereby voters determine the outcome of power struggles at the ballot box—fail to attract the attention of younger cohorts who feel alienated from political processes.”Football activities have been lined up by TAP initiative to promote democratic participation of young people at the general elections from voters registration to collection of voters card, voting and ensuring that their votes counts.On the 19th of January 2019, TAP initiative will kick off its football viewing centre campaign in Lagos, Imo, Kaduna, Cross River and Abuja ahead of the #PVCFootball awareness match scheduled for the 9th of February 2019 to dialogue, encourage and educate young people on the need to vote.The #PVCFootball match is free but spectators will be required to show their PVCs to gain entrance into the stadium.TAP initiative have also partnered football betting companies in Nigeria to place a wager for punters to predict the outcome of the upcoming general elections.Mr. Obono said, “the initiative seeks to explore the participation and publicity that betting houses generates among young people to predict and win the number of voters’ turnout through accredited voters in a state.” He went further to say, “the idea of betting is putting your thumb where your money is”Through the PVC Novelty match, Tap initiative aims to use select AFCON football stars from the 1994 and 2013 teams including Bennedict Iroha, Samson Siasia, Mutiu Adepoju, Uche Okechukwu, Alloy Agu, Joseph Yobo among others to discourage young people from the enticement of selling their votes and political apathy by not coming out to cast their votes based on cheap sentiments and also to communicate and demonstrate the ideals of credible elections and democratic participation through the #PVCFootball Awareness match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Florida man fatally shot after attempting to help woman who was being attacked

first_imgThe Tequesta police department is reporting that a 35-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday after he attempted to help a woman who was being attacked by her boyfriend.According to the report, 28-year-old Bryan Bacallao and his girlfriend were arguing on a residential street when Bacallao grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and tried to force her to the ground. The victim, Justin Todd saw the incident and attempted to intervene. That’s when Bacallao pulled out a gun and shot Todd once in the chest.Bacallao later told police that he feared for his life because Todd was much bigger than him. Once Todd began walking towards him, Bacallao told him to step away and then fired his gun.Bacallao has since been arrested and charged with murder. His first court appearance was scheduled for Monday morning where a judge denied him bond.last_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly appreciates Ravindra Jadeja for not losing faith

first_imgAdvertisement f4qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0dpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Equ3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nz3Would you ever consider trying this?😱a1hCan your students do this? 🌚sc90Roller skating! Powered by Firework Ravindra Jadeja might not be a regular in India’s playing XI these days but has not lost his edge and delivers whenever he has the opportunity, according to former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly. The left-arm cricketer almost took India to the final of this year’s ICC World Cup, while the whole cricketing world enjoyed his performance. And last week, in the first Test against the Windies the utility player once again proved himself as one the best allrounders in current world cricket.Advertisement Ganguly, who questioned his selection in the team ahead of R. Ashwin lauded Jadeja for his performance in a column for the Times of India,Advertisement “One must also mention the efforts of Ravindra Jadeja. He didn’t lose belief even though he hasn’t been a regular in the side lately — be it in ODIs or Tests. He came out and played a terrific knock in the World Cup semi-final and in the first Test too, he delivered when India really needed it,”.The Saurashtra allrounder, made his international debut back in 2009 and has played 42 Tests and T20Is each along with 156 ODIs with 3807 runs and over 400 wickets after his name. He was a regular face in the squad until the arrival of the spin duo of ‘Kul- Cha’ (Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav). However, in the first Test at Antigua he played a solid knock of 58 at No.8 when his side was struggling to end the first innings for a respectable score. India turned around in the second innings after a Ajinkya Rahane ton helped them to set a mammoth target of 419.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Truth Behind The Glam

first_imgNew business grows from struggle with breast cancerBy Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – When it comes to the signature color for breast cancer, Elio Ventrella wishes there was a little bit of blue mixed in with all that pink for men like him.The 33-year-old Ventrella, the owner of theGLAMbar on Broad Street, is a five-year breast cancer survivor. He was diagnosed May 17, 2007, after feeling strange. “I don’t know how to put it,’’ he said. “I was eating a lot and perspiring … I had swollen lymph nodes.”When his primary care doctor told him it was an infection, “I said no, something else is wrong.” When the doctor declined to send him on for further tests or examinations, the then-Staten Island resident made an appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.Ventrella said his father, grandfather and an aunt all died from cancer. His grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.“They did a full workup,” he said. And when the results came in, his doctor sat him down. “He started out by calling me Mr. Ventrella when he had been calling me Elio… He told me I had breast cancer.“They told me they had to treat it aggressively… It was Stage 3 from what they could tell. It was life or death,’’ Ventrella said.“I thought it was a joke. I was just getting my life back…I had had a bad breakup and I kind of lost myself for a while and I was just getting myself back,” he said when learned of his diagnosis. Ventrella left the doctor’s that day promising to make appointments with specialists but instead ignored the fact he had breast cancer.For four months, he said, he “put it aside. I didn’t deal with it at all.” He didn’t even tell his family or friends. He admits he was scared and also afraid of how he would look after surgery. He feared being disfigured. “I was very vain…very, very vain, but I also didn’t want to die. Dying is still my biggest fear,” he said.He finally began looking for an oncologist and a plastic surgeon who specialized in men with breast cancer, a task that proved to be problematic. “There are no plastic surgeons for men with breast cancer… Being a man with breast cancer makes you feel you are alone with no one to help you,” he said.Less than 1 percent of all breast cancers occur in men and those who do get breast cancer are generally between 60 and 70 years old, according to statistics from the National Institute of Cancer at the National Institutes of Health website.While researching, Ventrella said he found three doctors – in California, Texas and Florida – who would perform reconstructive surgery on men with breast cancer. He chose the Florida doctor. He had “extremely aggressive” surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami to remove his right breast and then underwent reconstruction. He didn’t expect to have chemotherapy or radiation. But when tests of lymph nodes taken from his armpit and right arm during surgery came back as positive for cancer, he was put on a regimen of chemo and radiation, eight weeks on, four weeks off and then eight weeks on again, he said.During the off days when he felt well enough, he would go to spas for facials and massages. He met a cadre of about 14 women who befriended him. He would forget about his problems for a while as he listened to them complain about the spa and beauty services they got and how they never really knew what it was going to cost until they were leaving the building. It was those friendships – he still keeps in contact with six or seven of those women – that helped him see a market for theGLAMbar, a blow-dry bar and makeup business which opened in March at 116 Broad St.Two years after battling the disease alone, Ventrella finally told his family and friends about having breast cancer. Since then they have been with him as he has battled complications, including a stomach infection, procedures to build up his arm and then the rupture of that work that occurred during a work accident. He has had a total of 32 surgeries, the last in 2010, he said.While recuperating, he came to live in Red Bank where the person he was seeing had a summer home. “I saw Red Bank as a safe haven. No one knew me here and I could be normal.’’After losing his love for his job in merchandise branding with a major department store, he decided to open a business for women. “I didn’t research it… I did my legal work with LegalZoom (an Internet legal document site) and went to a real estate agent.“This was the first building I saw. I saw 22 (all over New Jersey) and I came back here,” he said. “I felt at home here.”Ventrella is a supporter of the Paint the Town Pink campaign. He said he would like to bring some makeup and a few of his “glamologists” to area hospitals and help make breast cancer patients feel better about themselves.Ventrella expects to grow his business to other areas and is already working on a second version of theGLAMbar.After coming through his ordeal, he’s cautiously optimistic. “I’m OK.”last_img read more

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Traffic and parking notice issued for Leck Blessing of the Graves

first_imgThe Leck Graveyard Service of Remembrance will take place in Letterkenny this Sunday 14th July.The Old Leck service will be held at 4pm and the New Leck service is at 5pm.To safely faciliate traffic and attendees, Gardaí have issued the following notice: “All fit and able-bodied people attending the Leck Graveyard services are requested to walk.“For those who must drive, a one way traffic system will be implemented along Leck Road towards Cullion Cross roads. All vehicular traffic approaching Leck graveyard from Cullion Cross Roads is requested to turn for home before parking and face back towards Cullion Cross Roads.“All vehicular traffic approaching Leck graveyard from the Oldtown direction and parking along Leck Road, past Lismonaghan Hill Junction are also requested to park facing in the direction of Cullion Cross roads.“Drivers are requested not to park in graveyard gateways in the event of an ambulance needing access. Disabled parking is available in the graveyard and when exiting same a left turn towards Cullion Crossroads is only permitted. Due to large attendance please leave in good time to arrive for Services.“Old Leck Graveyard service is at 4pm and the service at New Leck graveyard is at 5pm. Advertisement “Your assistance and patience is very much appreciated.”Traffic and parking notice issued for Leck Blessing of the Graves was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Football boots for all

first_imgThe campaign’s ambassadors LindaButhelezi and Andre Arendse witha Nedbank employee. Linda Buthelezi signing a Nedbank employeemakarapa. Nedbank employees are major benefactorsof the football boots campaign.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Carol CrawfordMarketing & Communications ManagerThe Sports Trust+27 11 802 [email protected] NkosiSouth African NGO Sports Trust is well on its way to collect 20 000 pairs of football boots for disadvantaged kids across the country, having so far raised R285 000 (US$3 810) – enough to buy 1 553 pairs.The Sports Trust Soccer Boots Drive, launched in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township in August 2009, will distribute the 20 000 pairs of boots to aspirant footballers at schools in the country’s disadvantaged areas.“It’s the poor residential nodes that we looking at,” said Carol Crawford, the NGO’s marketing and communications manager. “We aim to give back to underprivileged children countrywide.”At the 2009 launch, Kick 4 Change donated 250 pairs of boots to children living in Alexandra.  The campaign encourages the public to either donate a pair of new or old useable boots or an amount of R140 ($18.75) to buy a new pair.Sports Trust has teamed up with a number of businesses and NGOs to raise the funds. Boots can also be dropped off at these partners’ premises, such as Nedbank, FedEx, Sportsman’s Warehouse, KickOff magazine and Safe Hands Soccer.Former Bafana Bafana stalwarts Linda Buthelezi and Andre Arendse are the campaign’s ambassadors. Radio 2000, an SABC station, is a broadcast partner and has been highlighting the campaign, and urging its listeners to contribute.“Wherever we take the campaign, Radio 2000 is there to spread the message,” said Dida Malulyck, Sports Trust’s project manager.Commercial partners are encouraging their employees to donate. Nedbank, one of South Africa’s four big banks, hosted a beneficial event at its Sandton branch on 7 May. The achieved aim was to accumulate funds from donations and trading of the campaign’s merchandise.Nedbank’s nationwide branches are also involved in indentifying schools that will benefit. “Nedbank will help us reach the poor areas that we need to benefit,” said Buthelezi.Crawford says the impetus for the Sports Trust Soccer Boots Drive came from South Africa hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “With the World Cup coming, we decided to have a big campaign,” she said.Developing young talentCampaign ambassador Buthelezi strongly remembers getting his first pair of football boots. Andries Mpondo, a former Moroka Swallows top-rated player, bought him the pair when Buthelezi was a 16-year-old amateur playing in Soweto’s Meadowlands township.“I got my boots when I was 16 years old and it changed my ability to play,” Buthelezi said. “From there I increased my skills.”He went on play for local top teams such as Kaizer Chiefs as well as overseas, and was in the Bafana Bafana squad – South Africa’s national team – that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.Affectionately known as Mercedes Benz, Buthelezi emphasised the importance of a good pair of boots in developing football skills. “If you don’t have resources you are bound to take time to succeed,” he said. “The campaign is a good cause and we need support to reach most areas.”last_img read more

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WATCH: “Let’s put people before profits” – Gigaba

first_imgSpeaking at Brand South Africa’s Thought Leadership Breakfast at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, called on business to put people before profits and cap executive salaries to curb inequality.Putting people before profits and reducing executive salaries can curb inequality, says South Africa’s finance minister, Malusi Gigaba. (Image: Brand South Africa)Finance minister Malusi Gigaba’s main message at Brand South Africa’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa Thought Leadership Breakfast is for business to put people before profits.The minister was the keynote speaker at the gathering, held at the Durban Exhibition Centre on Thursday 4 May, which brought together delegates attending WEF on Africa.Gigaba called for business and government to cap salaries for executives as a move to close the gap on economic inequality.Other discussions explored the role of business in achieving inclusive growth and how collaboration among various stakeholders can shape global, regional and industrial agendas to benefit the African continent.Video: eNews Africa Channellast_img read more

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Russia pulls basketball World Cup bid, blames negative image

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Russia’s doping scandals across various sports have caused it to be stripped of numerous Olympic medals, though Kirilenko didn’t directly link the decision to doping scandals.That leaves ruling body FIBA with two joint bids for the tournament, one from Argentina and Uruguay, the other from the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTurkey was also a bidder but dropped out Tuesday, saying it wanted to focus on developing basketball at home. Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Andrei Kirilenko. AP FILE PHOTOMOSCOW — Russia has withdrawn a bid to host the 2023 basketball World Cup, saying that international criticism of the country’s athletes was to blame for the decision.Russian Basketball Federation president and former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko says the bid was pulled “taking into account the negative attitude of the world sports community to Russian athletes and our country’s sport in general.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

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