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Grande attesa per le nuove opere di Cesare Catania e per la sua la nuova collezione intitolata Feelings and Emotions

Lo scultore Cesare Catania mentre lavora alla sua collezione intitolata “Feelings and Emotions”

Quadro tridimensionale dell’artista Cesare Catania intitolato Feelings and Emotions – Shiness

Locandina della Mostra di Cesare Catania intitolata Feelings and Emotions

“Feelings and Emotions”, una collezione di 14 opere d’arte che stanno rendendo il mondo dell’arte e gli addetti al settore impazienti di conoscerle.

MILANO, LOMBARDY, ITALY, May 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Momento decisamente esuberante per l’artista Cesare Catania che, dopo il recente successo ottenuto a Venezia durante il debutto ufficiale del suo primo NFT e dopo aver aperto il 4 maggio la sua galleria personale nel metaverso di Spatial, inaugurerà con la sua esposizione Mercoledì 18 Maggio la nuova galleria d’arte Galleria San Babila.

In occasione della propria apertura infatti la Galleria San Babila (ex Art & Luxury Gallery) ospiterà la mostra personale di Cesare Catania intitolata “Feelings and Emotions”.

Dopo una decina di anni di successi in ambito internazionale, l’artista italiano continua a cambiare pelle in maniera poliedrica e stupisce nell’ultimo anno la produzione di NFT che lo porta a realizzare personalmente 6 collezioni di arte digitale, collezioni che verranno esposte durante la mostra insieme ad altre sue opere fisiche e che verranno riproposte al Lac di Lugano il 13 Giugno durante il Metaforum, la conferenza internazionale sul Metaverso.

“L’NFT e l’arte digitale vanno vissuti da un artista che proviene da un percorso tradizionale come un’opportunità per sviluppare la proprie ispirazioni.” Così dichiara Cesare Catania durante una recente intervista a Libero Quotidiano TV.

E proprio mentre Catania ci stava facendo credere di essersi ormai tuffato completamente nell’era digitale con la sua ultima mostra intitolata “a Jump into the Universe”, sfodera una nuova collezione di arte contemporanea tutta tradizionale e materica che prende il nome di “Feelings and Emotions”.

“In questa collezione voglio sintetizzare i sentimenti e le emozioni miei e del genere umano attraverso opere che hanno un’espressione artistica contemporanea e una produzione che lega l’amore per la tradizione al fascino per la tecnologia” spiega l’artista. “L’abbinamento di acciaio, silicone, acrilico e resina da come risultato finale opere d’arte che escono letteralmente dallo spazio”.

Alta l’attesa per la presentazione ufficiale della sua nuova collezione che da il nome alla mostra stessa: “Feelings and Emotions”, questo il titolo della mostra e della nuove opere, una collezione di 10 quadri tridimensionali e di 4 sculture che stanno rendendo il mondo dell’arte e gli addetti al settore impazienti di conoscerle.

“Che senso ha – evidenzia il critico d’arte Pasquale Lettieri che ha curato la mostra – nelle arti visive, cioè nel tempo della modernità avanzata e complessa, che ha consumato tutte le certezze sul progresso infinito e sull’originalità a tutti i costi, parlare di sentimenti ed emozioni, con una terminologia generica, tanto inconcludente, quanto fuorviante? Le occasioni di alcune riflessioni mi vengono dettate dalle opere di Cesare Catania, il cui merito è quello di mettere all’ordine del giorno una questione, che sembra chiusa e definita, mentre è aperta, apertissima, in tutti i sensi, da quelli che si rifanno al linguaggio comune, quotidiano, a quelli che si riferiscono alle arti inventive, alla pittura e alla scultura, ma anche al design, all’architettura e alla moda”.

La mostra si terrà dal 18 Maggio al 22 Giugno presso la Galleria San Babila (via Uberto Visconti di Modrone 6, Milano), galleria d’arte diretta da Francesco Colucci e collegata al fondo di investimenti Art & Luxury Investment Fund, fondo d’arte che ha nel suo management, oltre allo stesso Colucci, anche persone del calibro del prof Fabio Oreste e del dott Edoardo Callegari e che annovera tra le altre opere di Fabergé, Munch e Salvador Dalì.

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Une soirée caritative en faveur de nos protégées du Cambodge aura lieu le 19 mai 2022

La Fondation Solyna

La Fondation Solyna

La Fondation Solyna

La Fondation Solyna

La Fondation Solyna est née de la rencontre entre Chris Wolf, son président, et Somaly Mam, fondatrice de l’AFESIP

La Fondation Solyna a ainsi vu le jour en 2013, sous l’impulsion de bénévoles suisses scandalisés par la maltraitance subie chaque année par plusieurs milliers de jeunes filles et d’enfants”

— Chris Wolf

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — La Fondation Solyna est née de la rencontre entre Chris Wolf, son président, et Somaly Mam, fondatrice de l’AFESIP (Agir pour les Femmes en Situation Précaire) au Cambodge. A la suite de cet événement, il contacte plusieurs amis et ensemble ils décident d’agir de manière concrète. La Fondation Solyna a ainsi vu le jour en 2013, sous l’impulsion de bénévoles suisses scandalisés par la maltraitance subie chaque année par plusieurs milliers de jeunes filles et d’enfants en Asie du Sud-Est.

Leur mission est simple : informer sur le trafic d’enfants et les violences sexuelles envers les enfants, problématique encore trop méconnue, et récolter des fonds en Suisse afin de permettre à des centaines de victimes d’être secourues, soignées et réinsérées.

Dès lors, leur équipe n’a eu de cesse d’apporter son soutien aux actions de l’AFESIP et de récolter ainsi des fonds pour participer à la reconstruction et la réhabilitation des victimes. En effet, ils collaborent étroitement avec l’AFESIP au Cambodge, qui organise la prévention, le sauvetage, l’accueil en centre, les soins, la scolarisation et la réinsertion des enfants. Leurs actions sur le terrain sont donc multiples et leur but est d’offrir aux victimes une prise en charge totale.

Découvrez en plus sur leur site : www.fondationsolyna.ch

Somaly Mam a créé en 1996 L’AFESIP (Agir pour les Femmes en Situation Précaire), qui compte aujourd’hui une trentaine de professionnels (enseignants, éducateurs, psychologues, infirmières, cuisinières, employés administratifs, enquêteurs, « sauveteurs » et gardiens) qui œuvrent pour sortir un maximum de jeunes filles de leur condition et les accueillir dans leur centre à Phnom Penh. Les actions sur le terrain sont multiples, leur but étant d’offrir aux victimes une prise en charge totale. Ainsi, Somaly Mam et son équipe interviennent sur les aspects suivants : Sauvetage, accueil au centre, soins médicaux, soins psychologiques, éducation, formation et réinsertion. Somaly Mam se déplace exceptionnellement du Cambodge pour nous rejoindre et rendre ce moment de partage inoubliable.

Découvrez en plus sur leur site : www.afesip.org

K-Syran est une artiste aux multiples talents. Chanteuse, actrice et activiste, elle a co-composé une pièce de théâtre parlant des violences et abus vécus par les femmes intitulée « Breaking the Silence » en 2015 qui a été remarquée par Angelina Jolie et jouée notamment à New York. Actuellement en pleine tournée au Royaume-Uni, elle nous fait la joie de revenir en Suisse le temps de cette soirée pour nous régaler de sa douce voix.

Découvrez-en plus sur son travail ici : www.k-syran.com

Stefan Leyshon est un illusionniste et magicien qui performe depuis ses 11 ans. Plus jeune magicien admis à l’Association Française des Prestidigitateurs, il décide de consacrer sa vie à sa passion. Après avoir performé à la télévision et dans des films, il fonde la première société de production en communication événementielle et expérientielle liée à l’illusionnisme avec son associée Katell Sevestre en 1999. Aujourd’hui, il travaille avec les plus grandes marques du luxe telles que Louis Vuitton, Chanel et Cartier. Il a notamment performé à la Shangai World exposition en 2010 lors de laquelle il a fait léviter des voitures. Très actif en Asie, il nous fait l’honneur de nous rejoindre le temps d’une soirée avec plusieurs numéros qui vont vous époustoufler.

Découvrez-en plus sur son travail ici :www.madgicprod.asia/our-team

Roxane est une jeune chanteuse genevoise de 20 ans qui a sorti à ce jour les deux singles « What I Mean » et « Goodbye » entre 2021 et 2022.Passionnée de chant depuis l’enfance et étudiantla musique à Londres, elle commence à se faire un nom sur la scène romande. Elle a déjà donné une dizaine de concerts et a été repérée par les radars affûtés du Montreux Jazz Festival, qui l’avait invitée à se produire durant le festival « Autumn of Music » en octobre 2021. Elle nous fait le plaisir de venir performer lors de cette soirée spéciale dans sa ville natale.

Découvrez-en plus sur son travail ici :www.mjaf.ch/fr/artiste/roxane

Irina est une artiste aux identités et aux talents multiples. Russe de naissance et Suisse d’adoption, elle est tour-à-tour soliste, chambriste, accompagnatrice et musicienne de scène théâtrale. « Une main de fer dans un gant de velour ». Irina Chkourindina prend possession du clavier du Phénix, en tire une puissance et des nuances que l’instrument avait cachées jusque-là. Lauréate de plusieurs concours internationaux, Irina nous fait l’honneur de participer à cette soirée pour un interlude musical.

Découvrez en plus sur son travail ici : www.irinachkourindina.ch/index.php/fr

Sophie Graf donne des concerts en Suisse, au Royaume-Uni ainsi qu’en France. Elle participe au Festival Poulenc et Kurt Weill à Londres. Elle suit actuellement la 1ère année du cours d’opéra de la Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama de Glasgow. Elle a obtenu récemment le Prix Spécial d’Opéra Français de la Fondation des Saints Anges à Paris et a participé à la demi-finale du concours Mozart qui se déroule au Royaume-Uni. Elle a par ailleurs décroché un engagement pour le prochain festival de Gstaad.

Benedicta Syran suit les traces de sa mère puisqu’elle est elle aussi une artiste. Chanteuse et actrice, elle a notamment fait partie d’une troupe de théâtre anglaise et étudie désormais le théâtre musical à Washington D.C. Elle nous rejoint lors de cette soirée pour un moment de chant ainsi qu’un duo avec sa mère K-Syran.

Découvrez en plus sur son travail ici :www.benedictasyran.com

Rejoignez-nous le 19 mai pour une magnifique soirée en faveur de la Fondation Solyna – qui lutte contre le trafic humain et les violences sexuelles envers les enfants au Cambodge. Cette soirée promet d’être exceptionnelle avec la présence d’incroyables talents tels que Somaly Mam (fondatrice du centre pour l’accueil des victimes au Cambodge), K-Syran (chanteuse), Stefan Leyshon (illusionniste), Roxane (chanteuse), Irina Chkourindina (pianiste), Sophie Graf (chanteuse d’opéra) et Benedicta Syran (chanteuse). Achetez vos billets sur www.ticketcorner.ch/fr/artist/fondation-solyna Si vous ne pouvez pas participer mais souhaitez soutenir les jeunes victimes, vous pouvez faire un don sur www.donorbox.org/fondation-solyna

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Navigating & Trusting Vegan Supplements

So long as the supplements industry remains largely unregulated, it is critical for the consumer to look for official and credible third-party certifications.

NSF has a Vegan certification offering that confirms Vegan label integrity status at the factory level and can be coupled with and bundled with other NSF supplement and sport certifications.”

— BeVeg International

FLORIDA, MIAMI, UNITED STATES, May 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2021 the dietary supplement industry had a net worth of a whooping USD 151.9 billion, built by thousands of different brands, many of them labeled plant based, organic, Vegan, NSF Sport, kosher, and more. But with an industry so big, to what extent can you actually trust the brands? This is the value of third-party audits and certifications.

Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, despite the fact many supplements present with strong biological effects. This is also important for Vegan label claimed vitamins, because the FDA does not regulate the word Vegan, which means inconsistent use of the word is unreliable for the consumer. BeVeg Vegan certification has a global Vegan standard and is partnered with third-party technical administrators leading the supplements world, like NSF.

What does NSF Certification mean? NSF certification is the gold standard for supplement certification for safety, purity, and accurate dosing. Now, NSF has a Vegan certification offering that confirms Vegan label integrity status at the factory level and can be coupled with and bundled with other NSF supplement and sport certifications. So long as the supplements industry remains largely unregulated, it is critical for the super consumer interested in ingredients and processes, and for consumer health and safety to look for and demand these third-party audits on their consumable products.

BeVeg is an ISO accredited Vegan certification standard, and as such, sets high standards to protect the consumer. Plant based vitamins are as the name suggests, usually is derived from plants. Notably, when plants are growing, heavy metals like copper and zinc in the earth are absorbed, which in itself is a natural process. However, some can be dangerous when consumed in larger amounts. The problem with supplements is that there can sometimes be contamination of plants with high concentrations of these heavy metals, causing toxicity in the body – and there’s very little industry regulation. It is up to the manufacturer how they want to test for contaminants and active components, some being more thorough than others. In fact, only in California, are products required by law to even include warning labels about such potential contaminants.

This is the added value of NSF certification bundled with the official and globally recognized BeVeg Vegan trademark. Super consumers care about their health, environment, and ingredient and process certifications. As the supplement industry grows at an astronomical rate, the consumer can rest assured and rely on brands that do third-party testing, as approved by NSF and BEVEG for accurate label claims that go above and beyond existing regulations for a sector that is mostly unregulated.

To learn more about BeVeg and NSF supplement certification, check out www.beveg.com.

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Holcim’s Lordstown Landfill Continues to Contaminate Local Water

Lordstown Landfill Railcar digout

Holcim’s managers watch as Lordstown Landfill operators dig out-of-state waste from railcars. The sloping ground, covered with waste, drains to a local stream only a few hundred feet away.

Digger fire at Lordstown Landfill

Due to waste, uncontrolled dust, oil and heat, fires are not uncommon at the Lordstown Landfill. Fortunately, no one was hurt during this blaze. But the fire residue, burnt wastes and wastewater drained directly toward the local stream.

Truck driving through water at Lordstown Landfill

A huge Holcim truck drives through backed-up water on the Lordstown Landfill. Waste spillage, oil leaks and tire crud from the landfill all contaminate the ponded water which eventually drains to the local stream or groundwater.

Surface water discharges continue to violate Ohio EPA permit limits

The material and waste on the outside of the tracks were piled as high as three feet”

— Ohio EPA inspection letter of the Lordstown Landfill

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, May 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Holcim US (formerly Lafarge) is a subsidiary of Holcim, the Switzerland-based cement giant, and is the parent company of the Lordstown Landfill. The controversial demolition waste-only landfill is located in Trumbull County, northeast Ohio and has received several hundred violations and multiple consent orders from the Ohio EPA since 2016.

More recent violations include accepting municipal and pulverized waste, exceeding the landfill’s design limits, violating the Ohio EPA consent order’s hydrogen sulfide limit at homes, not properly covering wastes, not completing pond/groundwater pollution studies, not properly operating the landfill, spilling wastes into surface water, not controlling fugitive dust, installing a basin without a permit, inadequate stormwater controls, improper record keeping, not controlling the discharge of leachate, creating a nuisance and not controlling odors.

Apparently, there are not too many regulations that Holcim has not violated.

According to Ohio EPA records, in February 2022, the Lordstown Landfill discharged contaminated stormwater 1,500% over its Ohio EPA permit limit for Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and also exceeded its copper limit.

The April 2022 Ohio EPA Report shows Holcim’s landfill discharged contaminated water 30 times the TSS limit, 200% over the copper limit, 28% over the zinc limit and exceeded the pH (acidity) limit. The landfill also exceeded its permit limit for TSS at another discharge point in March.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, “Zinc has its primary effect on zinc-dependent enzymes which regulate RNA and DNA. The pancreas and bone are primary targets in birds and mammals; the gill epithelium is a primary target site in fish. Major sources of anthropogenic zinc in the environment include electroplaters, smelting and ore processors, mine drainage, domestic and industrial sewage, combustion of solid wastes…and erosion of agricultural soils.”

High TSS in stormwater or drinking water can affect both the environmental and human health, respectively. According to StormwaterX, “Suspended solids reduce visibility and absorb light, which can increase stream temperatures and reduce photosynthesis. Impeding aquatic plant photosynthesis reduces the amount of food, habitat, and dissolved oxygen available for other species. Fine particles may also clog and abrade fish and insect gills and tissue and interfere with egg and larval development.”

StormwaterX also states “Pollutants such as pesticides and PCBs adhere to the surfaces of TSS and can be transported into aquatic environments in this fashion. High TSS levels are often associated with higher levels of disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, parasites, and some bacteria…”.

Elevated copper causes problems in streams as well. According to the USEPA, “Copper is an essential nutrient at low concentrations, but is toxic to aquatic organisms at higher concentrations. In addition to acute effects such as mortality, chronic exposure to copper can lead to adverse effects on survival, growth, reproduction as well as alterations of brain function, enzyme activity, blood chemistry, and metabolism.”

Holcim’s landfill also exceeded the pH limit of 9.0 in multiple sampling events in 2022 which can directly affect the quality of stream life. According to Robertson-Bryant Consultants, “The pH of water affects the normal physiological functions of aquatic organisms, including the exchange of ions with the water and respiration. Such important physiological processes operate normally in most aquatic biota under a relatively wide pH range (e.g., 6-9 pH units).”

Holcim’s Lordstown Landfill disposes of approximately 5,000 railcars of demolition waste a year. 100% of the railed wastes originate from East Coast states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The landfill has disposed of more than 100,000 railcars of out-of-state waste since opening in 2004.

Over a million dollars in waste-related fees are paid annually to the Trumbull County Health Department, which licenses the landfill, the Village of Lordstown and the State of Ohio.

Demolition waste often contains lead from soldered pipes, asbestos from floor tile and insulation, mercury from thermostats and fluorescent lighting, radioactive elements from pre-1968 radium watch-painting operations, mold spores on drywall, and pesticides and herbicides stored and spilled in old barns and outbuildings. Demolition waste can also contain arsenic from wolmanized “green” patio lumber, PCBs from oil-soaked wooden factory floors and contaminated paint as well as garage wastes such as oils, solvents, paints, gasoline tanks and asbestos from brakes.

Demolition wastes may also contain a wide range of hazardous substances if the East Coast waste handlers “cocktail” them into much cheaper-to-dispose demolition waste for shipment to Ohio.

Holcim’s discharge sampling point is only about 100 feet from where the landfill unloads the trains; the land drains directly to a tributary to Duck Creek which is used downstream for recreational fishing.

In the October 5, 2022 Ohio EPA’s Notices of Violation to the Lordstown Landfill, one of the many violations noted, “The material and waste on the outside of the tracks were piled as high as three feet.”

Precipitation leaches contaminants from the waste and then drains to the pond. Large pools of leachate were observed and photographed by the Ohio EPA during the inspection.

The Notices of Violations also stated “LCR has failed to comply with Part IV, C of the NPDES permit by allowing spilled waste materials to remain between rail tracks upwards of a week, and when cleanup activities do occur, they are ineffective in removing all accumulated waste from the rail unloading area…”

It is unclear what steps Holcim is taking to correct these long term problems or if the Ohio EPA plans to study Duck Creek for environmental impact from the landfill.

According to Ohio EPA’s public records, Holcim’s Lordstown Landfill is still operating without a 2022 landfill license. The 2022 license application was due to the health department last September; apparently, Holcim’s on-going compliance problems have upheld the license approval/denial process.

The Trumbull County Health Department receives approximately $30,000 a month in waste fees from the Lordstown Landfill. Regardless of the on-going violations, the health department has not denied the Lordstown Landfill’s license application once in 19 consecutive years.

Elijah Zander
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