Photo: JIS PhotographerGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), presents Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, with the proclamation declaring November as Science, Technology and Innovation Month. This year’s theme will focus on: ‘Science and Technology for Economic Development: Science for Life’. RelatedGovt to Review Science and Technology Policy Story HighlightsThe Government will be examining several pieces of legislation and regulations geared towards the development of the nutraceutical industry, particularly the Food and Drug Act.This was disclosed by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, at the reading of a proclamation declaring November, Science, Technology and Innovation Month, at King’s House on October 31.The Minister noted that the role of State agencies is crucial in the examination exercise and should act as facilitators. RelatedJamaica to Set up Cyber Incident Response Team RelatedCommittee Established to Upgrade STI Policy “Policies will be promulgated to target developments in ICT, energy, manufacturing, among others, and of course increased focus will be placed on the development of nutraceuticals from Jamaican plants as a necessary plank for accelerating growth and creating new businesses,” he said.Highlighting the significance of the proclamation, Mr. Paulwell noted that it marks the renewed commitment of the Government to the development and implementation of policies to drive science, technology and innovation.He emphasised that it is high time to utilise science, technology and innovation to transform Jamaica into a country, not just of potential, but of actual success.“We need to nurture our youth and awaken their natural genius and we need to enter into a culture of scientific rebirth, innovation and the application of new and appropriate technology. In order to grow our economy and position our country on a path of sustainable development, we must break out of the same old, same old syndrome,” the Minister said.He urged the youth to use the inspiration of the island’s pioneer scientists to unleash the tremendous potential that resides in the people.Science and Technology Month is being co-ordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining; the National Commission on Science and Technology; and the Scientific Research Council.This year’s theme is: ‘Science and Technology for Economic Development: Science for Life’. Legislation to Push Nutraceutical IndustryJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government will be examining several pieces of legislation and regulations geared towards the development of the nutraceutical industry, particularly the Food and Drug Act.This was disclosed by Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, at the reading of a proclamation declaring November, Science, Technology and Innovation Month, at King’s House on October 31.The proclamation was read by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen.Nutraceutical is generally defined as a food or food product that reportedly provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.The Minister noted that the role of State agencies is crucial in the examination exercise and should act as facilitators.“I believe we are our own worst enemies. When I look at the role of our State agencies, we sometimes become so focussed on our role as regulators that we forget our responsibility as facilitators. Even when they seek to enforce well-intentioned regulations, State agencies must seek to facilitate rather than to handicap and to frustrate,” he argued.The Minister said that the National Commission on Science and Technology has been reconstituted with a mandate to enable Jamaicans to understand the role of science and technology in their daily lives and how the disciplines can be used to provide growth, jobs, wealth and generally a better quality of life for all. Legislation to Push Nutraceutical Industry TechnologyNovember 3, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson Advertisements
The time is near and the mission’s never been more clear! On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11th and 12th, Phish will open up their 2019 summer tour with a pair of performances at St Louis, MO’s Chafeitz Arena, located on on the campus of Saint Louis University.Related: Phish Announces 2019 Summer Tour WebcastsPhish—comprised of Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, and Page McConnell—has had some monumental musical moments both with the band and outside of the band since their last full tour in the fall in 2018. On Halloween night, Phish succeeded in executing one of the biggest pranks in the band’s 35-year-career at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, presenting a “cover” of ultra-obscure Scandanavian prog-rock album, í Rokk by Kasvot Växt, that turned out to be a collection of new original music written in character as the fictional band. Phish knocked it out of the park as they pulled off this stunt, executing 10 brand-new songs with precision and confidence. Those songs quickly entered the Phish repertoire during their ensuing NYC and Mexico runs in late 2018 and early 2019, respectively.In April, Trey debuted his new Ghosts of the Forest project, which included Fishman, Trey Anastasio Band members Jennifer Hartswick, Tony Markellis, and Ray Paczkowski, and vocalist Celisse Henderson. The new project served as a grieving process for Trey, after losing his lifelong friend, Chris “C Cott” Cottrell, to a battle with adrenal cancer. Trey and Chris had been the best of friends since they were 15 years old and the new material is packed with raw emotion. Although Ghosts of the Forest may not perform in a live setting again, Trey has started to run through the songs with his solo outfit.With a heap of new material to draw from and plenty of recent practice under their belts, things are looking extremely bright for Phish and their devoted phans this summer. Beyond Phish’s MSG New Year’s Eve run and Mexico destination event in February, this tour will be the band’s first chance to properly experiment with Kasvot Växt material and welcome Ghosts of the Forest tunes into their expansive and ever-evolving catalog.As we anticipate what’s to come this summer, we’re taking a look back at past Phish memories in the various places the band will stop on this tour.St Louis, MO – Chafeitz Arena – June 11th & 12thPhish has a longstanding history with St. Louis dating back to the early 90s, but have surprisingly only played The Gateway City twice since returning from their hiatus in 2009. The band offered up an extremely intimate performance at the gorgeous Fox Theatre on their 2009 summer comeback tour (6/16/09), followed by an exploratory show at Chafeitz Arena in 2012 (8/28/12).Phish – “Limb By Limb” – St. Louis, MO – 8/28/12[Video: PhrankieC87]Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo – June 14th & 16thAlthough Trey, Mike, Fishman, and Page had played Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival with various side projects prior to 2009, the band had never played the festival as a uni until returning from their breakup. Phish’s 2009 Bonnaroo appearance included a late-night set on Friday and a two-set headlining performance on Sunday. The band busted out AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” for the first time since 1997 during their late-night, followed by a Bruce Springsteen sit-in during their Sunday show. Phish returned to the Farm on 6/10/12 following their tour-opening shows in Worcester for a show that saw them welcome Kenny Rogers and dust off “Shafty” for only the fifth time-ever!Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen – “Glory Days” – Bonnaroo – 6/14/09[Video: robe5k]Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage – June 18thPhish has only played one show in Toronto since 2000, perhaps due to the headaches of crossing the border while on tour. The band’s originally scheduled show on 7/9/13 at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre was postponed due to, “insurmountable transportation and public safety issues resulting from the power outage in Toronto after severe downpours in the city.” They utilized an off night 13 days later on 7/22/19 to make up for the unfortunate postponement.Phish – “David Bowie” [Pro-Shot] – Toronto, ON – 7/22/13[Video: Phish]Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center – June 19thPhish always brings the heat to Cuyahoga Falls, OH’s Blossom Music Center, located outside of Akron. The band’s 2019 appearance at Blossom will mark their ninth show at the venue and the first since 2015. In 2011, the band debuted “Steam” at their one-off performance, which they went on to use as their New Year’s Eve gag later that year. In 2015, Trey gave a shout-out to Ween‘s Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo (aka Gene and Dean Ween), encouraging them to get Ween back together. Whether or not Trey’s plea had an impact, Ween did ultimately wind up reuniting the following year.Phish – “Steam” – Blossom – 6/4/11[Video: shinepigeon]Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion – June 21stUnfortunately for fans in the South, Phish’s upcoming performance in Charlotte is their closest thing to a “hometown” show this summer. Formerly the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Phish has played this shed five times since regrouping in 2009. Here’s hoping the South gets some extra special treatment this summer—like they did when Phish pulled out Gamehendge rarities like “Col. Forbin’s Ascent” > “Fly Famous Mockingbird” and “Icculus” there in on 6/17/11.Phish – “Icculus” – Charlotte, NC – 6/17/11[Audio: John Philbin]Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion – June 22nd & 23rdColumbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion has become a favorite of the band’s in their 3.0 era. Other than 2012, 2016, and 2017, Phish has played Merriweather at least once every summer since 2009. When most people think of Phish and Merriweather’s recent connections, “Tweezer” immediately comes to mind. Fans have dubbed the Phish’s 7/27/14 show at Merriweather Post Pavilion as “Tweezerfest,” while the band’s 8/12/18 performance at Merriweather has been known to go by “Threeprise“.Phish – “I Been Around” – Merriweather Post Pavilion – 7/27/14[Video: Phish]Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – June 25th & 26thLocated not far from Jon Fishman’s home in Lincolnville, Phish will return to Bangor, ME’s Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion for the first time since 2013, and only the second time ever. Their only other stop in at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion came on the opening night of their 2013 summer tour.Phish – “Wolfman’s Brother” [Pro-Shot] – Bangor, ME – 7/3/13[Video: Phish]Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion – 6/28-6/30Phish will offer up their first three-night run of the summer at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion, a venue with which the band’s become extremely familiar with over their illustrious career. Due to corporate sponsorship changes, the venue has gone through a series of names including the E Centre, the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, and the Susquehanna Bank Center. In 2009, the band debuted “Sugar Shack” and “Joy” in Camden. In 2010, Phish honored Michael Jackson on the one-year anniversary of his death with a “Billie Jean” jam.Phish – “2001” > “Billie Jean” jam > 2001″ – Camden, NJ – 6/25/10[Video: Phishfunk78]Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – 7/2 & 7/3Saratoga Performing Arts Center, affectionately referred to as “SPAC,” has been a favorite summer shed for Phish since 1992—and a favorite lot scene for fans for just as long. Located on the grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park, the band has played the venue every summer since 2009 aside from 2011, 2015, 2017, and 2018, offering up a number of memorable performances. Even before that, SPAC played host to a number of all-time Phish moments—like this monster “Piper” from 6/19/04.Phish – “Piper” – SPAC – 6/14/09[Uploaded by weekapaug986]Boston, MA – Fenway Park – June 5th & 6thFollowing a day off to celebrate America’s Independence Day, Phish will return to Boston’s beloved Fenway Park for the first time in 10 years. Phish opened up their 2009 summer tour with a one-off performance at the home of the Boston Red Sox. Clad in Red Sox jerseys, the band began their Fenway 2009 show with a special a capella “Star Spangled Banner” performed from the pitcher’s mound.Earlier in the summer, on June 24th, Fenway will host a special “Phish Night” at a Boston Red Sox game in honor of the band’s impending visit. While the band themselves were not included in Fenway’s Phish Night announcement, they do not have a show scheduled for that evening as they make their way from Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME—a route that takes them right through Boston on June 24th. Will Phish make an appearance to reprise their National Anthem performance at the Boston Red Sox’s Phish Night? Stranger things have happened. We’ll have to wait and see.Phish – “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Fenway Park – 5/31/09[Video: notmkdevo]Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena – 7/8 & 7/9Phish will offer up their debut performances at Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena in July. The band has a longstanding history playing in Connecticut dating back to their early days, their only CT stops since 2009 have been in the state capital of Hartford. However, many of those Hartford performances have produced notable highlights—like the 6/18/10 show that ended with a double dose of “Tweeprise” after the band neglected to “Reprise” their “Tweezer” at Hershey Park a few days prior. Arguably the toughest tickets of the tour, fans can look forward to an entertaining two nights indoors at the casino resort.Phish – “Tweezer Reprise” > “Tweezer Reprise” – Hartford, CT – 6/18/10[Video: HarpuaFSB]East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre – July 12th, 13th, & 14thPhish is set to return to East Troy, WI’s iconic Alpine Valley Music Theatre for the first time since 2015. Situated on the side of the ski mountain (or rather, hill), Alpine Valley seems to always bring out the best in the band. Following their two-night run in 2010, Phish released Live at the Legendary Alpine Valley Music Theatre, which contains their entire performance from 8/14/2010 (“AC/DC Bag” through “David Bowie” and “Ghost” through “Quinn the Eskimo”), as well as bonus footage from 8/15/2010. In their last of three 2015 Alpine shows in 2015, Phish delivered a first set comprised entirely of tour debuts and rarities including just the second-ever “The Very Long Fuse”, “Col. Forbin’s Ascent” > “Fly Famous Mockingbird”, “Saw It Again”, “Esther”, “Weigh”, “The Sloth”, “Sanity”, and “Split Open And Melt”.Phish – “Reba” – Alpine – 8/14/10[Video: ohkeepahblog]Commerce City, CO – Dicks Sporting Good Park – 8/30, 8/31, & 9/1What can we say about the magic of Phish Dicks that hasn’t already been said? Phish will close out their summer tour with a three-night run at Commerce City, CO’s Dicks Sporting Goods Park, a venue that has become an annual staple for the band to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. Despite almost always taking a break between the main leg of the tour and Dicks, the band finds a way to harness the energy of the Rocky Mountains to produce some of best jams of the year (and often some setlist shenanigans, taboot). Phish’s ninth tour-closing run in a row at Dicks should be nothing short of incredible.Phish – “Light” – Dicks – 9/1/12[Video: Phish]For more information on Phish’s summer tour, head here. Be safe, have fun, and we’ll see you out there!
UNHCR has warned of funding shortages as thousands of refugees flee South Sudan causing strains on the surrounding countries.The refugee agency said that it had received only $122 million of the $608.8 million needed for refugees in South Sudan and the six countries of asylum.“Worst affected are remote regions in Uganda, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic where UNHCR had no previous presence,” UNHCR said in a statement.The agency said the inability to provide food, shelter, basic services, psychosocial assistance, education and livelihood opportunities were prolonging vulnerabilities.It appealed to the international community to support countries of asylum to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe expanded mall could even draw buyers from outside the San Fernando Valley, said Roberto Barragan, director of the Valley Economic Development Center, a nonprofit devoted to business growth. “You are going to see people coming from Ventura County and Santa Clarita,” Barragan said. “If it didn’t happen there it would have happened in Simi Valley or Calabasas at some point. Westfield has re-established Topanga Plaza as the premier shopping destination in the Valley.” The 600,000-square-foot expansion sets plenty of records. When the 1.6-million-square-foot space opens in six weeks, it will be the largest mall in the Valley. The Westfield Group has poured $330 million into the project, the biggest the Australian-based company has ever undertaken. Individual retailers are spending an additional $170 million. More than 60 stores are opening their first Valley locations at Westfield Topanga. A handful, including Hanna Andersson, Ruehl and The Buckle, are new to the entire Los Angeles market. There is plenty of work to do before shoppers set foot in the new wing. During an hourlong tour Tuesday, members of the media joined mall officials for a sneak preview. The space is far from finished. Bare plywood floors shifted underfoot, and stacks of sheet rock waited to be nailed to aluminum studs. The signature architectural feature – a 300-foot-long glass arch called The Canyon – held little more than a few rocks. Everything from the construction workers to the live palm trees was laced with dust. But executives on the tour said they weren’t worried about completing it on time. “It’s always a very big push to the finish line,” Green said under the entryway to the new flagship Nordstrom. The old Nordstrom will be demolished and rebuilt to house Neiman Marcus, which will open in fall 2008. Other changes coming to the mall include the rebranding of the Robinsons-May as a Macy’s. Both chains are owned by Federated Department Stores, but the Robinsons-May name is being retired nationwide. The official switch is slated for Sept. 9. The two existing Macy’s down the street at the Westfield Promenade will both stay open, Federated officials said earlier this month. The future of the entire Promenade is evident in the type of stores it offers, Green said. “If you look at the properties that are there,” he said, “you can get a feel for where it’s going.” [email protected] (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – From the moment shoppers enter the new wing of the Westfield Topanga mall, the atmosphere oozes luxury. A concierge is ready to whisk away dry cleaning or book a restaurant reservation. A personal shopper is on hand to navigate racks of clothing. Flatware and china await hungry customers in a food court officials have deemed a “dining terrace.” But the perk Westfield executives are betting will hook customers come opening day Oct. 6 is less tangible – location. “They’re not going to need to drive to Beverly Hills anymore,” said Larry Green, a senior development executive at the Westfield Group, which owns the mall. “This will be the premier shopping destination.”
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury forced him to miss last season’s Champions League final and the subsequent World Cup huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is to return from injury this week after almost 11 months out of action.Oxlade-Chamberlain, the England international, has been sidelined since suffering knee ligament damage last April, just as he established himself as one of the Anfield club’s key players under Jurgen Klopp. REVEALED RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF However, the 25-year-old has stepped up his recovery over recent weeks and was pencilled in to feature for Liverpool’s Under-23s against their Everton counterparts this evening (Monday).Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has since decided not to risk Oxlade-Chamberlain given the match is likely to be a feisty encounter between two Merseyside rivals.Nonetheless, the midfielder will return to action this week by featuring for roughly an hour of Friday evening’s Under-23 clash with Derby. ADVICE 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return comes at the perfect time for Liverpool, with the Reds falling behind title rivals Manchester City with nine matches of the Premier League season remaining.He scored five goals last season before suffering his injury, and Oxlade-Chamberlain will bring a renewed goal threat to Liverpool’s midfield – a midfield Graeme Souness criticised last week for their failures in the final third. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY no dice
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Automatic contact management, particularly the self-updating nature (i.e., a contact changes jobs and I can see that and their contact details are always up to date).One less system to use, as LinkedIn is becoming enough of a habit that it now takes time each day.Built-in spam filter based on white-list. Yes, Gmail has great spam control, but it is still a total pain in Outlook.LinkedIn actually helps me sell/recruit/buy through networking. That is a totally different level of value proposition from just helping me to send emails or manage contacts.Could InMail send/receive mail outside LinkedIn? Of course it could. Email standards are open.I can envision all kinds of cool CRM 2.0 type features based on the social graph.Of course, all this is possible because Microsoft has been asleep at the switch. It has been apparent for many years, to many people that the real social graph is in the email system and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange is where biz people keep their emails. Microsoft could have done this already, easily. Possibly they still could, but they are leaving it a bit long.I am sure Google gets the opportunity. They have the same social graph within Gmail. I wonder what they have brewing in their labs?Once you make the decision to break the Outlook habit as I have already done, the next step to something like InMail is not a very big one. Already my contact database in LinkedIn is more up to date and clean than my Gmail one.Like all social networks, LinkedIn is under pressure to “open up.” They may be be able to push back on that front if they create enough value so that biz people decide to live in LinkedIn as opposed to living in Outlook and SalesForce or the equivalent CRM. That would save hard $ from those services, so its a good recession play as well. LinkedIn has some weak plays for RSS aggregation, but they can easily do something better that makes LinkedIn more like a fully customizable start page.LinkedIn could be the big IPO story that will validate this market and the one that we’ve been waiting for since Google went public. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification I have been a total skeptic on proprietary messaging within social networks. After all, who on earth would want a proprietary tool when e-mail reaches everybody? I love it, though, when circumstances change a deeply ingrained opinion. The technology business has a way of doing that. You’ve likely heard the expression, “I live in Outlook.” Well I used to. Now I hop rather awkwardly between Outlook and Gmail. Could I soon live in LinkedIn? Could you?I keep on meaning to go Gmail only, but never get around to it. And Gmail has some performance and even some reliability issues, so, hedging my bets for a while seems sensible.In that context LinkedIn’s InMail just seemed like an irritation. However, I am now re-evaluating that. Partly because I am thinking that I may need something like SalesForce, just a basic contact manager. There are many good SalesForce alternatives; we are totally spoiled for choice in that area. But that seems like one more thing to manage/learn and possibly pay for (or use a free service that may not survive).So, LinkedIn doing both starts to make sense. With a few provisos. The first is a pricing scheme I can agree to. That does not include Free, I don’t trust Free in this context, because it too often means, “lock you in and then charge you too much later.” Nor will I pay $20 or $50 per month for something that limits how many mails I can send.Their $60 per year plan sounds good. That’s $5 per month. But I would want unlimited mails for my own contacts whether they are in LinkedIn or not. They can still charge me for the right to send mails to people in LinkedIn who I don’t know, which sounds like wonderful spam control. So for $60 I get Gmail like functionality. OK, InMail is a long way from Gmail, but all that is is some email software, and I am sure LinkedIn can license, buy or build some good webmail software, ideally with offline sync capability from day one.Not only would this give them a really solid subscription revenue base, but every email would be viral marketing for LinkedIn.Why would I use this rather than Gmail? Four reasons: Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos bernard lunn A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
The limelight continues to shine on the City of Brotherly Love, which was just ranked among the top 50 places in the world — top seven in the U.S.! — by Travel + Leisure. Beating out New York City, Los Angeles and many other major cities, Philadelphia gets recognition for its thriving, diversified, old-meets-young atmosphere and destination-worthy (but neighborhood-rooted) restaurants. The editors even call out Philly in the article’s intro, saying this city may surprise visitors “with the amount of growth and development it has seen in recent years.””Philadelphia, in particular, may surprise you with the amount of growth and development it has seen…”South Philly’s East Passyunk neighborhood receives particular attention with mentions of South Philly Barbacoa (one of the best new restaurants in America, according to Bon Appetit), ITV — Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi’s latest endeavor — and Townsend, a highly rated modern French restaurant.The article also looks to the future of Philadelphia with mentions of the opening-this-spring Museum of the American Revolution and the grand opening of hotels from major chains like SLS, the W and the Four Season.Travel + Leisure’s full article goes on to name the best places to visit in 2017 around the world, making Philly not just a top contender in the U.S. but also among destinations around the globe. While listed between the beautiful beaches of Australia and the Pisco Provinces of Peru, Philly easily stands its own – are there really many better, more attainable places to go for a long-weekend trip in the United States?Check out the full article and let us know your favorite part about Philadelphia!MORE INFO50 Best Places To Travel In 2017 [Travel + Leisure]
French Artist Thomas Henriot’s exhibition titled, Across the City brings together Thomas encapsulates his experience of numerous journeys in Morocco, Lebanon, Togo, China, Argentina, Oman, Mali, Mauritania, USA, Cuba, Brazil and particularly India. India marked an essential stage in his approach which places his paintings in the heart of a different culture, in a concentration close to meditation.His drawings are Ink on Japanese rice paper scrolls 45 centimetres wide and sometimes up to 25 metres long which he unwinds as the progression of the drawing goes along, composing in a near-spontaneous way. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artist uses his art as a link and a language to create contact with unknown spectators who witness the elaboration of his works.He juxtaposes in figurative motif, landscapes, architectures, characters, the rubbing of real elements which are at his disposal around him. The liveliness, its continuity, the magnitude of the movement give an originality to all these travel documentaries, album of memories.The artist draws on the ground several works in a row without interruption, in public, and the presence of his body in working, leaves its mark forever in these rolls carried with him, light and nomadic paintings.The experience of his numerous journeys in India, and particularly to Banaras, marked an essential stage to his approach which places his paintings in the heart of a different culture, in a concentration close to the realm of meditation.When: Till 15 DecemberWhere: Gallery Romain Rolland, Alliance Francais