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To any passer-by they’re just four blokes chatting football over a pint. But these four sports fans are proving to be an instant internet hit thanks to their football ‘pubcast’. The group of colleagues have only released two editions of the podcast so far but they already have more than 1000 listeners across the world – enough to see them enter the iTunes charts for the most downloaded sports shows.
Kwon Kyung Yup, a graduate of Sejong University in Korea, begins her process by taking photographs first; this captures all the details and expressions. She then makes a draft of the photo and paints in on canvas with oil. Kwon explores the realistic representation of portraits attaching a symbolic white bandage to the faces and exposed bodies of the young boys and girls. Her work speaks to us quietly, expressing the struggle and trauma the subjects are going through.
A Beijing court has accepted a Chinese writer’s plagiarism lawsuit against United States director James Cameron whom he claimed had stolen ideas for the hit sci-fi film “Avatar” from his 1997 fiction. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court accepted Zhou Shaomou’s lawsuit yesterday. Among four other defendants was the China Film Group, yesterday’s Beijing News reported.
On 25th June 2010 the largest GOLD coin in the world, a 2007 Canadian $1,000,000 Maple Leaf coin, has been sold at the largest auction house in continental Europe, the Dorotheum, for 4.05 million U.S. dollars. The largest gold coin weighs 100 kg (220 lb 7 oz), measures 50 cm (19.6 in) in diameter, 3 cm (1.1 in) in thickness and is made from bullion with a purity of 99.999 per cent.
After we can read ” ‘The Pentagon is spying on us,’ claims whistleblower website Wikileaks after leaking top secret documents“, WikiLeaks, a whistle blowing website run by The Sunshine Press, today fight back whit publishing a classified video they say was taken from a US Apache helicopter on July 2, 2007, in Baghdad, which shows the killing of civilians and Reuters news staff.
Hundreds of people have been moved from their homes and a state of emergency declared after a volcano erupted in Iceland. The evacuation in the early hours of Sunday followed the eruption of a volcano beside the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, the country’s fifth largest. Three Red Cross centres were set up in the village of Hella for the 450 evacuees.