Voice Of America
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BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
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The Sun Daily
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Could you recall your path to becoming an UI/UX designer in the video game industry? Right after SPM, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the arts. I attended The One Academy to study digital animation, and completed my degree in computer animation at Teesside University in the UK. I did some entry-level animator jobs and the occasional freelance work. I was quite happy to stay in animation but I needed a working visa to stay and work in the UK, then I chanced upon an opening for a 2D artist at a video game company that also offered a visa sponsorship. From there I started from scratch, learning all I can about User Interface (UI) art, and most recently, about User Experience (UX) design – but focusing on video games. What was your relationship with video games like, growing up? It was video games that attracted me to computer animation, to begin with, as I remember being blown away by the cinematography of Kingdom Hearts on PlayStation 2.
Open Culture
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The Iran Project
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ISNA| Davoud Ghahrdar: The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology.
The Sun Daily
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For the event, 63 tourism agents from India were taken to Perak to be introduced to the state's attractive tourism products. Also present was State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman, Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi. Mirza said Perak had the potential to be a choice destination for tourists from India as it had interesting places to visit and about 50,000 Indian tourists were expected to visit Perak this year. "They are more into family travel, thus theme parks are important, and Perak has theme parks such as the Lost World of Tambun and Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), which will be ready soon. "Besides that, tourists from India place importance on the availability of vegetarian food. In Ipoh, there's Little India for visitors to savour Indian food and there are other tourist spots to visit such as like Gua Tempurung," he said.
BBC News 24
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we have thick cloud and outbreaks of rain. The little rentals and Northern arts but in between all be fine and dry with clear skies and many light wind so that will be a chilly start once again on Friday. A lot of decent weather to be had on Friday. This weather front of the way towards the south and high pressure is firmly in charge to the end of the.
China Daily
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Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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President Donald Trump has met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), some of his strongest critics in Congress. The Wednesday meeting came two months after the CBC, which includes nearly all the black members of Congress, requested a meeting with the president. Talking to the media before the meeting in the Cabinet Room, Trump said he pledged during his campaign to "improve conditions for African American citizens.'' He also praised the contributions of black Americans, saying "they lifted up the conscience of our nation during the march toward civil rights, enriched the soul of America in their faith and courage, and they've advanced our country in the fields of science, arts and medicine.'' But black lawmakers said they told the president that his budget priorities and his legislative initiatives would hurt African Americans more than they would help.
ABC News - New South Wales
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Deadline
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EXCLUSIVE : A lot going on at Paramount Picture, but they are still making deals. The studio has picked up rights to The Pro , a graphic novel by Garth Ennis , Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti . Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts brought is producing and Zoe McCarthy has been hired to write the screenplay. She is best known for her script Bitches On A Boat . The graphic novel writers and illustrators all have stuff going on in Hollywood. Palmiotti's graphic novel Painkiller Jane has just...
The Huffington Post
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Western Morning News
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Red Nose Day returns on Friday, when people across the South West will be raising money to help Comic Relief support projects across the region, the UK and Africa. Money raised is also used to support many projects across the South West, such as the Crediton Youth Theatre.When the town's youth club closed in 2014, there were very few opportunities for young people to engage with their peers and the arts outside of school.Crediton Youth Theatre was set up to fill that gap. Founded in 2008 the...
Variety
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In the late 1970s, Chuck Barris was a patron of the arts to starving artists like Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman. Reubens expressed his affection for the producer, who died on Tuesday at 87, as he recalled his 14 appearances on Barris late 1970s hit The Gong Show. Before that, he appeared three times as a... Read more »
TIME - Top Stories
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At the same time, the rise of social networks empowered users to create and share, when historically they just expected to consume. Brooklyns BRIC, the arts organization, has made a big push into web TV, currently listing 19 shows on its BRIC TV site. Typically much quirkier than mainstream stuff, web TV is now growing up and diversifying. Historically there was a frequent focus on young, urban, childless adults with roommates and unsatisfying jobs, often because thats who was making them, says Kishore. Similarly, a disproportionate number of them focused on comedy, because it relies on strength of writing rather than production costs. But were starting to see more in other genres-horror, sci-fi, dramas, romanceand other settings and character types. Because web series bypass Hollywoods narrow lens, they often tackle much more diverse and under-represented voices and communities.
BoingBoing
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Western Morning News
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Core77
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In 1984, art dealer Sandy Millikan sat down with Wendell Castle and said, "Wendell, if you do another show of furniture, you are going to get labeled a furnituremaker. If you want to be an artist and be in the fine arts world, I think you have to deal with the issue of art. Now how do we do that?" (The quote is from Fine Woodworking #59 .) The result was a exhibition of thirteen clocks, including the non-functional "Ghost Clock" which is one of the centerpieces of the modern furniture on display in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC. The Renwick, which is part of the Smithsonian Institute, states on their website: "The collection, exhibition program and publications presented by the Renwick Gallery highlight the best craft objects and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present." But it doesn't. And this is what so disappointing to me.
Voice Of America
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" In Angola, North Korea has trained the presidential guard in martial arts. In Namibia, it worked on a project to build a munitions plant using North Korean laborers and components. The project began in 2010, but was discontinued in 2015, according to the report. The United Nations alleges North Korea used its construction company known as Mansudae Overseas Projects, which primarily builds statues and monuments, as a front for the military work in Namibia. “It's quite important for African member states to be aware of not only what has been banned most recently, but also the ways in which companies such as Mansudae operate on behalf of U.N. designated entities such as KOMID under-the-radar to participate in prohibited activities,” Griffiths said. In June 2016, Namibia announced it had ceased dealings with both North Korean companies in order to be compliant with U.
Coventry Telegraph
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