Lissajous figure – Nathaniel Bowditch http://nathanielbowditch.org/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:19:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nathanielbowditch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-27.png Lissajous figure – Nathaniel Bowditch http://nathanielbowditch.org/ 32 32 More diversity, fewer taboos: Valentina Kogan, the figure of handball who fights for LGBT visibility in sport https://nathanielbowditch.org/more-diversity-fewer-taboos-valentina-kogan-the-figure-of-handball-who-fights-for-lgbt-visibility-in-sport/ Tue, 17 May 2022 08:53:22 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/more-diversity-fewer-taboos-valentina-kogan-the-figure-of-handball-who-fights-for-lgbt-visibility-in-sport/ It’s been a few years since Valentina Kogan, former goalkeeper of the Argentinian handball team, decided to tell her life story to raise awareness and break taboos. On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, she raises her voice to denounce the resistance that still persists for a truly diverse society. She bets that […]]]>

It’s been a few years since Valentina Kogan, former goalkeeper of the Argentinian handball team, decided to tell her life story to raise awareness and break taboos. On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, she raises her voice to denounce the resistance that still persists for a truly diverse society. She bets that her personal journey will help others overcome obstacles.

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“Sport in Argentina is run by conservative movements”maintains Valentina, insistently, in dialogue with NT. And he adds: “It is still governed by a rather sexist vision or linked to patriarchy since the incorporation of women is late.”

His tone of voice is soft, but firm when it comes to denouncing the old structures of the sports world. She, who knew how to travel and succeed in this field, is not afraid of being cataloged in certain labels and, on the contrary, seeks to generate a transformation so that there are never again cases of the excluded in because of their sexual orientation, gender expression or identity.

The moment he decided to speak openly about his sexual orientation

Since entering the world of handball, Valentina has chosen who tell them she was a lesbian. She just made it public before going to try his luck in Spain in the early 2000s.

“It had to do with my own fears, not with someone telling me that if I said it I would be frowned upon. It was my process to communicate it little by little, first in my closest surroundings “, she pointed out.

At that point, she chose who to tell about her sexual orientation (and, therefore, who she didn’t). In the Argentina national team, he found a small – but valuable – containment group: “We made a ‘ranch apart’ with those of us who were ‘in the same’ because of a theme of affinity, of codes. With time, age and experience, we gain more security and more confidence in being able to fully be who we really are.

Sport, an environment more misogynistic than homophobic

For Valentina, in reality, violence -some smaller, others more notorious- has its origins in being a woman. “I had very troglodyte coacheswhich were wrong in many ways,” he argues.

Valentina Kogan, in a campaign with other athletes from the LGBT+ community (Source: One Hundred Percent Diversity)

“There was more misogyny than homophobia. That yes I have experienced it a lot in sport on the part of coaches, physical trainers and leaders. There was a thing against the women, a differentiation with the men’s teams, Many terms of great degradation have been used toward our bodies or toward our attitudes. They told us ‘these are sows, sows, piglets’ or ‘Look at the ass that one'”, he reviewed with displeasure.

However, the former handball player is optimistic about the future: “I don’t know if there has been a change in mentalities, but there has been a change in form. There is a concern to include women and that there are certain quotas of women in leadership roles, at least conceptually. Later, in the implementation, it may or may not happen…”.

It’s that in sport the difference between men and women is very bigsalaries to lots of other things that are still valid, but the question (of equality) is settled, it is on the agenda and little by little there is change”, he enthused .

Homosexuality in sport: why is it more difficult for men to express it openly?

There are many – countless, really – cases of female athletes who have come out openly as lesbians. This happens in soccer, basketball, volleyball, hockey, tennis and many other disciplines. The case is different for men: there are only a handful of professional or amateur male athletes who have publicly disclosed that they are homosexual or bisexual. This week, Jake Daniels, player of the English promotion, confided in an interview.

“There are cases (of athletes who have said so) in the male branch, but they are significantly fewer. This is due to a social situation that responds to patriarchy. For these men, the responses are more aggressive and violent. There are more taboos in the male world. It is clearly observable: among elite athletes on the world stage, there are great female stars who have communicated their homosexuality, but there are few cases of men who have done so,” said Valentina .

And he continued: “At the Olympics, the subject started to come up and it started to be made visible. The Olympics are a very conservative structure, but in recent times they have opened the doors to diversity and acceptance of differences”.

Sport as a conservative structure

Argentina is a country with many advanced diversity laws and policies: equal marriage, gender identity law, comprehensive sex education (CSE), and non-binary DNI, among others. But these regulations do not always translate into real inclusion and resistance to change is still felt in the sport.

Kogan retired from the Argentina national team after competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics (COA Press)
Kogan retired from the Argentina national team after competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics (COA Press)For: ENARD

“Laws are often a response to something happening in society, but not everyone may respond to them. Whatever legislation we have, sport is a very conservative structure: in the clubs, changes are difficult to put in place”, assured the former athlete, who today holds a position in the executive direction of the Running Club and who is also a commentator for handball on TV.

Kogan felt that the integration of women into the sport has been late and explained the reasons for this: “Women have less free time because they spend more hours on household chores, taking care of children. Historically, the Argentine sports management is neither praised nor professionalbut it’s ad honorem, so it’s something that is done in free time and women’s free time is limited, This is why in general the leaders are men. Because of this difficulty, the space for women, for diversity and for the incorporation of new contemporary concepts is even more restricted”.

What it was like to be a family of two moms: treatment, obstacles and surprise

Valentina and Carolina met, fell in love and decided to start a family together. They got married in 2013, and a year later they started planning the pregnancy. The decision about who was going to be pregnant was divided: the chosen one was Carolina since Valentina was in the process of qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with the Argentine national team and being diabetic also generated doubts.

The method they chose was egg donation: Valentina put in her eggs and they were fertilized and implanted in Carolina’s uterus. “It was a very shared process. We wanted to do it like that to have the experience of both being physically involved, ”explained the former handball player.

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Although the procedure was planned and desired, the couple suddenly encountered some setbacks: “I was about to go to a tournament in Cuba to seek qualification for the World Cup in Denmark and that same year, I had the Pan American Games in Toronto during which we were going to pick up the ticket for the Olympics. I had a great sports year and when they started to do the stimulation (to get the eggs) the doctor said to me: ‘Now no sports for two weeks’”.

“I thought it was charging me. I am an athlete, I make a living from it. It was stress and learning for not knowing, for lack of information. Besides, it was quite a problem for me in sports: I was swollen, I had to be careful not to be touched by the ball… And I’m a goalkeeper! “, she continued.

Valentina and Carolina had two failed attempts that left them emotionally drained. But the desire to have children was stronger: at the beginning of 2016, they go on vacation, come back with their heads rested and decide to try again. The third treatment was successful and Caro became pregnant with twins.

Carolina and Valentina, with their children Emi and Lolo.  (Source: Instagram)
Carolina and Valentina, with their children Emi and Lolo. (Source: Instagram)

The big surprise came when the doctors told them the estimated date of delivery, which practically coincided with the Rio Olympics. Again, an obstacle. “Caro already had the tickets to come with me and the doctor told him that if he was traveling the boys were going to be Brazilian because it was a high-risk pregnancy. So, I traveled with the team, played, came back and two weeks later the babies were born at 7 months gestation”.

Being athletic and diabetic

Diabetes and high level sports can be compatible. Valentina is faithful proof that it is possible. She lives with an insulin pump permanently attached to her body. He also wears a patch that constantly checks his blood sugar.

“Diabetes is very present in my life, I identify a lot with my diabetic condition I live in all my facets with this flag that sport is a tool for empowerment, that it is fundamental in all lives and even more so for a person with diabetes. There are many people with diabetes who evolve in different disciplines and this empathy or this community that is taking place is spectacular in setting an example, because the worst that can happen is that fear drives you away from sport. “, did he declare.

At 42 and already retired from professional activity, Valentina believes that in sport she has accomplished everything she set out to do: she has played in Argentina and abroad, and with the As a national team, she participated in World Cups, Pan American Games and an Olympic game. .

“Over time, new sports-related dreams came to me, related to the ability to communicate and show the importance of diversity in sport. I want to put all my experience at the service of inclusion,” she concluded.

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Malaysian foreign minister meets Burmese opposition figure https://nathanielbowditch.org/malaysian-foreign-minister-meets-burmese-opposition-figure/ Sun, 15 May 2022 16:56:17 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/malaysian-foreign-minister-meets-burmese-opposition-figure/ BANGKOK (AP) — The foreign minister of Myanmar’s shadow government, which opposes the military council that rules the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, on Sunday called a meeting Sunday “productive.” she had with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. Saturday’s meeting in Washington was the first publicly acknowledged occasion where a ministerial official from one of the […]]]>

BANGKOK (AP) — The foreign minister of Myanmar’s shadow government, which opposes the military council that rules the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, on Sunday called a meeting Sunday “productive.” she had with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

Saturday’s meeting in Washington was the first publicly acknowledged occasion where a ministerial official from one of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations had one-on-one talks with a counterpart in Myanmar’s opposition National Unity Government.


NUG Foreign Minister Zin Mar Aung said on Twitter that her “productive meeting” with Saifuddin discussed “the dire situation in Myanmar and how the NUG and Malaysia can work together to restore peace. and democracy in Myanmar, including humanitarian aid and support for refugees from Myanmar.”

Their meeting, described as “informal”, took place on Saturday against the backdrop of the ASEAN-United States summit on Thursday and Friday. ASEAN foreign ministers held their own meeting ahead of the summit.

Myanmar is a member of ASEAN, but has been unwilling to implement the regional grouping’s plan to try to restore peace in the country where the military seized power last February toppling the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. Opposition to military rule is widespread, and some UN experts have characterized the country as currently in a state of civil war.

The military’s failure to follow the plan, which was proposed last year, led fellow ASEAN members to bar Myanmar’s leaders last October from attending key meetings of the regional grouping. The military government rejected invitations to have a non-political official attend instead.

Saturday’s meeting is a minor breakthrough for the NUG, which has unsuccessfully sought international diplomatic recognition. It was established by elected legislators who were denied their seats by the military takeover, considers itself the legitimate government of the country and enjoys broad public support. The country’s military leaders, however, have officially designated it an illegal terrorist organization and refuse to engage with it.

Saifuddin tweeted on Saturday that he had met with Zin Mar Aung “to express Malaysia’s support and solidarity with the people of Myanmar and stands ready to work to restore peace and democracy in Myanmar.”

They discussed challenges such as “humanitarian aid, technical training and education for refugees from Myanmar”, he added.

The United States maintains diplomatic relations with Myanmar but has diplomatic and economic sanctions against its military leaders. The head of the military government, Chief General Min Aung Hlaing, was not invited to the Washington summit.

Zin Mar Aung met with US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman last week. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Sherman “underlined the strong support of the United States for the people of Burma in the face of the regime’s brutal crackdown and pledged to continue to provide support to all those working peacefully to restore Burma’s path to inclusive democracy”.

US officials refer to Myanmar by its former name Burma, which was changed by a previous military government.

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Aloy from Horizon Forbidden West gets an adorable new Nendoroid figure https://nathanielbowditch.org/aloy-from-horizon-forbidden-west-gets-an-adorable-new-nendoroid-figure/ Fri, 13 May 2022 15:30:29 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/aloy-from-horizon-forbidden-west-gets-an-adorable-new-nendoroid-figure/ News Published on May 13, 2022 Andrew McMahon Residence ” News ” Aloy from Horizon Forbidden West gets an adorable new Nendoroid figure Ever wanted your own adorable Aloy Nendoroid figure, complete with an even more adorable Watcher mini figure? Well, The Good Smile Company has you covered, as they’ve just unveiled a brand new […]]]>

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Ever wanted your own adorable Aloy Nendoroid figure, complete with an even more adorable Watcher mini figure? Well, The Good Smile Company has you covered, as they’ve just unveiled a brand new collection of everyone’s favorite protagonist from Horizon Forbidden West.

This Aloy figurine stands approximately 100mm (3.94 inches) tall and features lots of color and detail. You can check out some official images of the Aloy Nendoroid figure and description below.

From the PlayStation®5 game “Horizon Forbidden West” comes a Nendoroid of main character Aloy!
It comes with three faceplates including a standard face, a combat face and an aiming face.
Optional parts include a spear, bow and arrow, Focus effect part and a miniature Watcher figure. Don’t forget to add this adorable Nendoroid of Aloy to your collection!

Anyone interested in purchasing any of these Horizon Forbidden West collectibles for themselves can head to the Japanese or American stores. The price is $59.99 (¥6,500) and the shipping windows are October 2022 for Japan and December 2022 for the United States.

The pre-order period is active from May 12, 2022 (Thu) 8:00 PM PST to June 22, 2022 (Wed) 11:59 PM PST for each store. If you’re still looking for more information on Horizon Forbidden West, check out all the amazing features, news, and quizzes we have for the series below.

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Junior Black Achievers recognizes students with Black Figure Awards https://nathanielbowditch.org/junior-black-achievers-recognizes-students-with-black-figure-awards/ Thu, 12 May 2022 00:49:26 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/junior-black-achievers-recognizes-students-with-black-figure-awards/ “JBA is really important,” said Brittney Harrell, Family Community Engagement Specialist for the Palm Springs Unified School District. “We’re just spotlighting a lot of amazing black students who go beyond their school and their community.” Palm Springs Unified School District’s Junior Black Achievers group inspires the next generation of achievers. JBA, focused on academic enrichment, […]]]>

“JBA is really important,” said Brittney Harrell, Family Community Engagement Specialist for the Palm Springs Unified School District. “We’re just spotlighting a lot of amazing black students who go beyond their school and their community.”

Palm Springs Unified School District’s Junior Black Achievers group inspires the next generation of achievers. JBA, focused on academic enrichment, black history and black mentorship, hosted its “Night of Excellence” awards, highlighting black students who are making a difference in the Coachella Valley.

“It was nice to see young black kings and queens, especially in this valley,” said Ziere Reves, award presenter and student at Rancho Mirage High School. “We don’t see a lot of that, so it was just great to see the future youngsters and see them do great things.”

Saturday’s event honored middle school students who are active members of JBA demonstrating exceptional talent, community leadership, and academic excellence.

“These awards are important because we give them a lot of inspiration and motivation. A lot of our students, especially students of color, are recognized for their sport, but it’s more than just sport,” Harrell said. “These students are recognized for their acts of service, the way they (carry themselves) on campus and outside of school, and are also recognized for their academics.”

The awards were inspired by African American personalities such as the Obama ‘Influencer’ Award, the Harriet Tubman ‘Courage’ Award and the John Lewis ‘Acts of Service’ Award, helping rising stars see who they can be .

“We are not just athletes, we can be more. We can be a lawyer, we can be a doctor, we can be anything we choose to be,” Reves said.

“It’s really inspiring. I come from an area where I haven’t seen many educators like me. (I) have the opportunity to go and motivate these students and let them know that there is more and they have a lot of potential,” Harrell said.

And train the next generation of leaders.

“They are our future and we want to uplift them and let them know that,” Harrell said.

If you would like your child to become a Junior Black Achiever, you can register using this link bit.ly/JBA20-21 or by clicking the link here.

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Michelle Face Shanted and Killed Her Figure on The Wendy Williams Show https://nathanielbowditch.org/michelle-face-shanted-and-killed-her-figure-on-the-wendy-williams-show/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:04:52 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/michelle-face-shanted-and-killed-her-figure-on-the-wendy-williams-show/ Fans are wowed by Michelle Visage’s body as she stars on The Wendy Williams Show. It comes after she revealed her weight would still fluctuate while being a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. “Shante, you kill.” Those are the words of RuPaul, the host of the drag racing show that Michelle has been judging on […]]]>

Fans are wowed by Michelle Visage’s body as she stars on The Wendy Williams Show. It comes after she revealed her weight would still fluctuate while being a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“Shante, you kill.” Those are the words of RuPaul, the host of the drag racing show that Michelle has been judging on for several years. In 2019, she had her breast implants removed due to Hashimoto’s disease and wanted to regain her health.

Michelle was first diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, which attacks the thyroid gland, at the age of 29. Fog, hair loss, fatigue and sudden weight gain are just some of the side effects of the condition.

During the same year, the American judge and DJ teamed up with Giovanni Pernice, with whom she rehearsed at least eight hours a day. This led her to lose weight and embrace her slender figure.

Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Fans react to Michelle’s figure

When Michelle appears on The Wendy Williams Show, fans are still in awe of her looks. So much so that after the May 9 episode, followers commented on her recent Instagram photo with positive compliments.

One fan wrote: “You are amazing!!! What’s your lifestyle secret???

Another said she looked ‘healthy’ while another fan commented on her appearance: ‘Just saw you on the Wendy show. You looked good. been touched by an angel.

“You look beautiful Michelle. Did I just say amazing? I meant stunning!” a fan reacted to Michelle’s Instagram post.

How Michelle Visage takes care of her body

When she continued Come dance strictly in 2019, the judge lost a lot of weight due to rehearsing at least eight hours a day. Michelle recently adopted a new diet, which includes removing the following:

  • Nuts
  • Legumes (peanuts, chickpeas, etc.)
  • Beans (including coffee)
  • Seeds
  • Gluten

Her co-star Leah said their weight fluctuated all the time, before Michelle added that they had been on all the diets together. Michelle also said her skin was in a different place than it was before and her arms were now often exposed.

Now 54, the host then told Leah: “At the end of the day, we can still get it.” It comes after she revealed she would “never have her arms up”, but is now gaining a whole newfound confidence in herself.

  • WATCH: Check Out Michelle Visage’s Tattoos

She had breast implants removed in 2019

Michelle had her last round of breast implants removed in 2019, having received three rounds of breast implants over 30 years. As reported by Today, the judge said she began to “seek out her well-being,” hoping to alleviate her Hashimoto symptoms.

Some research indicates that certain dietary changes can help reduce systemic inflammation and support the immune system. She went gluten-free and tried other measures, but still suffered.

She had her first breast implant surgery at the age of 21, and after that first surgery, she enlarged them twice over the years. It was then in 2019 that Michelle got rid of her trademark implants because she “needed them”.

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Washington’s Zion Tupuola-Fetui was awarded an “Upper Four-Figure” for a 4-hour appearance – Realdawg.com https://nathanielbowditch.org/washingtons-zion-tupuola-fetui-was-awarded-an-upper-four-figure-for-a-4-hour-appearance-realdawg-com/ Sun, 08 May 2022 07:34:31 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/washingtons-zion-tupuola-fetui-was-awarded-an-upper-four-figure-for-a-4-hour-appearance-realdawg-com/ RealDawg.com has learned that Washington All-American Husky rusher Zion Tupuola-Fetui received a “higher four-figure appearance fee” for a 4-hour appearance Friday night at the Windemere-sponsored party on the chopped off. The event celebrated Saturday’s Windemere Cup and kicked off the sailing season opener in Seattle, but it also ushered in a new era of college […]]]>

RealDawg.com has learned that Washington All-American Husky rusher Zion Tupuola-Fetui received a “higher four-figure appearance fee” for a 4-hour appearance Friday night at the Windemere-sponsored party on the chopped off.

The event celebrated Saturday’s Windemere Cup and kicked off the sailing season opener in Seattle, but it also ushered in a new era of college athletics in Washington.

Tupuola-Fetui is often known by three letters ZTF but he received four-figure compensation in the range of $7,500.

While other organizations at other schools are paying large sums of money to incoming players, led by former Washington head coach Chris Petersen, Montake Futures’ approach appears to be focused on compensating current players from Washington.

Washington’s approach makes a lot of sense.

“I’m not sure it’s a sustainable business model to pay someone who’s never seen a nod in college football much more than they’re paying players who have already given their blood, sweat and tears. for his teammates,” RealDawg.com said. Roman Tomashoff. “It could lead to a fractured dressing room. Long-term.”

In the short term, it makes money for a growing number of Husky players.

With the clear division between the ability of the school to pay its own players, the ability of each player to leverage their own name, image and likeness. Tupuola-Fetui is most often referred to as “ZTF”. In a 2020 play on radio, Washington’s play-by-play ad made an iconic call, “ZTF is a monster.” Since that time, ZTF has become a household name. He is also easily recognizable by his likeness, with a broad smile and frequent changes in hair color, most often blonde.

“It’s clear that Washington is a player, but I think it’s just the beginning,” Tomashoff said. “I expect the high school talent acquisition module to be included in order to compete for talent nationally and retain the best talent in the state.

The NCAA’s adoption of name, image and likeness laws that allow athletes to benefit from their image through autograph sales, sponsored posts or advertisements on social media, personal streaming channels YouTube/Twitch, classes and boot camps, speaking engagements, personal merchandising, endorsement offers, and more. — June 30, 2021.

Over the past few months, Montlake Futures has amassed “a rather impressive war chest”. Although Washington’s approach has been heavily criticized on social media, the approach is starting to pay off.

Also in attendance at Friday night’s event were defensive back Alex Cook, transfer Indiana quarterback Michael Penix, jr, offensive lineman Corey Luciano and former UC Davis cornerback Jordan Perryman. It’s unclear how much the other four players received for the 4-hour event. Their compensation is probably quite similar. Other events where current Husky football players will appear:

  • Sam Huard and Carson Brunner set to earn similar appearance fees at football camp presented by Montlake Futures
  • Huard, will team up with fellow QB Dylan Morris, Alex Cool and Julius Irvin presented by Montlake Players Camps, LLC. Their remuneration is unknown.
  • Devin Culp will host a youth football camp on June 11 at his high school alma mater, presented by Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. His compensation is unknown. The camp is affiliated with HuskyFootballNIL.com
  • Incoming freshman Lance “Showtime” Holtzclaw got his own NIL deal as a brand ambassador for Body Armor sports drink

While the new NCAA guideline comes out next week, this single-event compensation falls within the parameters of the existing NIL rules. Current guidelines give athletes the right to profit from the use of their own name, image and likeness, such as their autograph, modeling of sportswear, promotion of products and services and personal appearances.

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Pregnant Sophie Turner cuts a colorful figure as she steps out for breakfast with husband Joe Jonas https://nathanielbowditch.org/pregnant-sophie-turner-cuts-a-colorful-figure-as-she-steps-out-for-breakfast-with-husband-joe-jonas/ Fri, 06 May 2022 20:55:53 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/pregnant-sophie-turner-cuts-a-colorful-figure-as-she-steps-out-for-breakfast-with-husband-joe-jonas/ Sophie Turner cut a colorful figure as she stepped out for breakfast with husband Joe Jonas on a rainy day in New York. The 26-year-old actress, who is currently expecting her second child, wore KidSuper People graphic print trousers as she strolled down the street alongside the 32-year-old pop star on Friday. The Game of […]]]>

Sophie Turner cut a colorful figure as she stepped out for breakfast with husband Joe Jonas on a rainy day in New York.

The 26-year-old actress, who is currently expecting her second child, wore KidSuper People graphic print trousers as she strolled down the street alongside the 32-year-old pop star on Friday.

The Game of Thrones star wore the pants low on her hips and hid her burgeoning baby bump with an olive green ruched satin jacket.

Eye-catching: Sophie Turner cut a colorful figure as she stepped out for breakfast with husband Joe Jonas on a rainy day in New York

The Emmy nominee layered the jacket over a beige top and sported red and white Nike sneakers.

The beauty’s long crimson locks cascaded down her back as she walked alongside the Cake by the Ocean hitmaker.

Joe wore a charcoal gray sweatshirt which he wore under a black unzipped jacket with gray cargo pants.

Colourful: The 26-year-old actress, who is currently expecting her second child, rocked a pair of KidSuper People graphic print pants as she strolled down the street alongside the 32-year-old pop star on Friday

Colourful: The 26-year-old actress, who is currently expecting her second child, rocked a pair of KidSuper People graphic print pants as she strolled down the street alongside the 32-year-old pop star on Friday

The Leave Before You Love Me singer donned red and orange sneakers and a puka shell necklace.

The couple both sported black sunglasses with light blue lenses and went without umbrellas despite the downpour.

Sophie recently revealed that she wanted to return to her native England for the sake of her mental health.

The Time Freak currently lives in Miami with Joe and their 21-month-old daughter, Willow.

Sophie is adamant that she wants to raise her young family in the UK, but admitted her American husband will need “a bit of convincing” to make the transatlantic move.

Homesick: Sophie recently revealed she wants to return to England for the sake of her mental health [pictured with Joe in May 2022]

Homesick: Sophie recently revealed she wants to return to England for the sake of her mental health [pictured with Joe in May 2022]

Speaking to Elle UK about her big plans, Sophie said: “I miss England so much. The people, the attitude, everything. I slowly bring my husband back.

“I really like living in America but, for my sanity, I have to be with my friends and family.”

The interpreter added that she would also like her daughter to have the English education she was “lucky” to have.

Although she made her life in Miami, Sophie’s homesick heart still yearns for England, but the same can’t be said for her Arizona-born husband of three years.

Situation: Sophie currently lives in Miami with Joe and their 21-month-old daughter Willow

Situation: Sophie currently lives in Miami with Joe and their 21-month-old daughter Willow

She added to the post: “England would ideally be the final destination, but [Joe] may take quite a long time to convince! My parents’ house is the epitome of the English countryside – horses, sheep, cows…’

The X-Men: Dark Phoenix star went on to say that she still manages to get her hands on her British treats from home, like her beloved Bisto sauce, commenting that American products are “not the same” .

Sophie has opened up about her mental health struggles in the past, noting that her current husband “saved” her when they first met.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Sophie candidly recalled: “I was going through this phase of very bad mental state. He said to me, “I can’t be with you until you love yourself.

Not enthusiastic: Sophie is adamant that she wants to raise her young family in the UK, but admitted that her American husband will need

Not enthusiastic: Sophie is adamant she wants to raise her young family in the UK, but admitted her American husband will need ‘a bit of convincing’ to make the transatlantic move

“I can’t see that you love me more than you love yourself.” It was something, doing that to him. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.

In 2019, the actress also opened up about her battle with depression and anxiety, admitting her parents couldn’t understand why she went to therapy while noting that the UK was often ‘behind’ the US. United in mental health.

She told NET-A-PORTER’s digital magazine, PorterEdit: “My parents are always like, ‘Why are you going to therapy?’ and I’m like, ‘Because I’m depressed, remember?’ something very British – this idea, you should just go for it, ‘chin up’.

“The therapy is seen as a little forgiving, a little soft. But therapy and medication have helped me tremendously,” she confessed.

Far from home:

Far From Home: ‘I really like living in America but, for my sanity, I have to be with my friends and family’

Discussing the desire to de-stigmatize mental health issues, Sophie revealed: “The first step in any kind of movement is to just spread it, talk about it and make it less taboo so people can go and get help. help and not feel embarrassed to do so.

“People are so ashamed, so if by talking about it I can even impact one person, that would be awesome.”

The movie star also revealed that year that she was forced to seek therapy when film and TV studios forced her to lose weight amid her woes.

Opening up to Marie Claire Australia, she said: ”Everyone needs a therapist, especially when people are constantly telling you you’re not good enough and you don’t look good enough. good.

“I think it’s necessary to have someone to talk to and help you through this.”

Sophie, however, did not specify which film or television studios pushed her to lose weight.

Revelation: Sophie has opened up about her mental health issues in the past, noting that her current husband has it

Revelation: Sophie has opened up about her mental health issues in the past, noting that her current husband ‘saved’ her when they first met [pictured in 2020]

Honest: Sophie candidly recalled: 'I was going through this phase of really bad mental state.  He was like,

Honest: Sophie candidly recalled: ‘I was going through this phase of really bad mental state. He was like “I can’t be with you until you love yourself” [pictured in 2019]

In 2013, she appeared in the Spanish-British thriller Another Me, in 2015 in the action film Barely Lethal, and in 2016 in the hit film X-Men: Apocalypse.

Sophie added to the post that she struggled growing up onscreen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, where she plays Sansa Stark, having starred on the show since she was just 13.

“My metabolism suddenly decided to drop to the depths of the ocean and I started getting pimples and putting on weight, and all of that was happening to me on camera,” Sophie said.

She said everyone on social media would have an opinion of her, and she found that particularly difficult.

Candid: GOT star Sophie Turner reveals she turned to therapy for help after movie and TV studios pushed her to lose weight amid her battle with depression

Candid: GOT star Sophie Turner reveals she turned to therapy for help after movie and TV studios pushed her to lose weight amid her battle with depression

Body image: The movie star also revealed that in 2019 she was forced to seek therapy when film and TV studios forced her to lose weight amid her woes.

Body image: The movie star also revealed that in 2019 she was forced to seek therapy when film and TV studios forced her to lose weight amid her woes.

Meanwhile, Sophie and husband Joe welcomed their first child in July 2020 and are currently planning to expand their brood as they await the arrival of their second.

The pair were first linked after they were seen getting flirtatious at a 2016 concert in the Netherlands.

Sophie and Joe then announced that they got engaged after a year of dating in October 2017.

They shocked many when they held a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas in May 2019 and held a second, which took place in France, later that year.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress was revealed to be pregnant with her first child in February 2020.

In character: Sophie said she struggled growing up on screen on HBO's Game of Thrones (pictured), where she plays Sansa Stark, after starting the show aged just 13

In character: Sophie said she struggled growing up on screen on HBO’s Game of Thrones (pictured), where she plays Sansa Stark, after starting the show aged just 13

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Top photo: An anthropomorphic figure depicted in the rock art appears to be wearing some sort of patterned clothing and a belt while standing on one leg. https://nathanielbowditch.org/top-photo-an-anthropomorphic-figure-depicted-in-the-rock-art-appears-to-be-wearing-some-sort-of-patterned-clothing-and-a-belt-while-standing-on-one-leg/ Wed, 04 May 2022 20:52:51 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/top-photo-an-anthropomorphic-figure-depicted-in-the-rock-art-appears-to-be-wearing-some-sort-of-patterned-clothing-and-a-belt-while-standing-on-one-leg/ Ashley Strickland, CNN Massive Native American drawings – which lay unseen in an Alabama cave for more than 1,000 years – have been uncovered by a team of scientists. It is the largest known rock art ever discovered in North America. The art was virtually invisible until researchers investigated the cave and used 3D scans […]]]>

Ashley Strickland, CNN

Massive Native American drawings – which lay unseen in an Alabama cave for more than 1,000 years – have been uncovered by a team of scientists. It is the largest known rock art ever discovered in North America.

The art was virtually invisible until researchers investigated the cave and used 3D scans to reveal the works, including one spanning 11 feet (3.4 meters) in length. A study detailing their findings published Tuesday in the journal Antiquity.

The large artwork was discovered inside the unnamed 19th cave in Alabama, which has been kept anonymous to protect the site from vandalism. Although its location was first found in 1998, the narrow confines of the cave made the sprawling art, drawn in the mud, impossible to see, so it was missed. But hundreds of smaller images have been discovered throughout the cave at this time.

The giant glyphs may represent spirits from the underworld and have been dated to the first millennium AD. The art was created before contact, or before Native Americans encountered outside cultures, according to the study.

Jan F. Simek, a prominent science professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a team of researchers first came across the giant drawings while working to document the interior of the cave from 2017.

“We knew the cave contained precontact Native American mud glyphs, and we were conducting a 3D photogrammetry documentation project to help with management and conservation,” said Simek, lead author of the study. “Very large rock art images cannot be viewed in person in the cave due to the tight spaces at the site.”

The process of photogrammetry involves taking thousands of photos to create a 3D model of something. It produced an accurate record of the site, but had the added bonus of unveiling the secret artwork, especially given the cave’s very low ceilings. During two months of fieldwork, the team took 16,000 photographs.

During 3D imaging sessions, the team captured a wide view of the ceiling beyond where sunlight hits the cave and found five previously unknown designs.

Mysterious figures

The use of photogrammetry at this cave and other sites could change the way scientists discover and understand Native American rock art, including the intentions and meanings behind the designs.

The researchers were able to virtually manipulate the cave ceiling using their model to study the glyphs in detail and create digital designs based on the hatch patterns. Four of the artworks show human-like figures wearing elaborate outfits.

A “remarkable human figure” has a long body with outstretched arms and rounded shoulders. According to the researchers, he sports a complicated design on his torso made up of different styles of lines, which likely suggests some type of clothing or insignia. Lines trail behind the figure, suggesting a belt, and another line appears to show the figure symbolically emerging from the rock.

Another figure has a square head with lines extending from the top, a rectangular torso, and a single leg. Several of the figurative depictions show some type of pattern or belt on the torso. One has a triangular head with ovals protruding from either side, which looks like “an animal head with erect ears”, but hands which look “clearly human”.

A separate figure is made of multiple twisting and curving lines and has a tail that resembles that of a rattlesnake, but researchers “don’t know what it represents.”

The fifth and largest figure appears to be a diamondback rattlesnake with clear patterns similar to the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. From head to tail, it measures 11 feet (3.4 meters).

The diamond is the largest rattlesnake found across the Americas, and it was sacred to indigenous peoples living in the southeastern United States.

The inspiration for the characters depicted remains a mystery.

“As we have never seen their like before, we do not know the identity of these ancient rock art anthropomorphs,” the researchers wrote in the study. “They are not recognizable characters from ethnographically recorded Native American stories from the Southeast, nor from archaeologically known iconographic material.”

But the figures share spiritual themes – such as figures with supernatural features – with other known rock art in the region, so they may show figures from “previously unknown religious accounts, probably from the Middle Woods period” between 200 BC and 600 AD.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect is how the work was created. Although the entrance is 10 meters high and 15 meters wide, the chamber containing the art has a low ceiling just 0.6 meters above the floor of the cave. This means whoever created the art had to crouch or crawl through the chamber – and the designs can only be seen while lying on the floor of the cave.

“They are so large that the creators must have created the images without being able to see them in their entirety,” the researchers wrote. “So the creators worked from their imagination, rather than from an unfettered visual point of view.”

Secret symbolism

The artwork was created during a time when native tribes were moving away from foraging towards farming and building long-term settlements.

These tribes used their environment to honor their religious and spiritual beliefs, building mounds as pathways for spirits to reach the upper world and using caves as sacred spaces that served as pathways to the underworld.

“We know that Native Americans altered their landscapes on a very large scale in order to connect the living to the natural and supernatural worlds and to the varied elements of those worlds,” the researchers note in the study. “The large figures drawn in the 19th unnamed cave therefore likely represent spirits from the underworld, their power and importance expressed in their shape, size and context. They were elements of the larger sacred spiritual landscape of pre-contact Native Americans. .

Although this creation is similar to large outdoor rock art found in Utah and other places in North America, it is unusual to find such large drawings hidden in a cave, it is why their presence was totally “unsuspected”.

The first North American rock art was discovered in Tennessee in 1979 and was between 750 and 800 years old. Since this initial discovery, 89 other sites have been discovered in southeastern North America. The oldest site dates back 7,000 years, but much of the rock art was created between 800 and 1600 AD.

Although the 19th unnamed cave has been well-studied, researchers believe they may be just getting started, as these cave drawings had already been missed. But the cave includes more than 5 kilometers of underground passages.

“(The) 19th unnamed cave is the richest of all known rock art sites in southeastern North America,” the researchers said.

“These images are different from most ancient art seen so far in the American Southeast and suggest that our understanding of this art may be based on incomplete data,” Simek said.

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Top photo: An anthropomorphic figure depicted in the rock art appears to be wearing some sort of patterned clothing and a belt while standing on one leg.

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A spectator last season, Boldy is now a key figure in the Wild’s lineup https://nathanielbowditch.org/a-spectator-last-season-boldy-is-now-a-key-figure-in-the-wilds-lineup/ Tue, 03 May 2022 05:03:45 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/a-spectator-last-season-boldy-is-now-a-key-figure-in-the-wilds-lineup/ Matt Boldy has already made the playoffs with the Wild, having even participated in the warm-ups in the first round against the Golden Knights last year. But now he’s gone one step further and pierced the composition. “I’m obviously very excited,” Boldy said. After previously being on standby in case the Wild needed him to […]]]>

Matt Boldy has already made the playoffs with the Wild, having even participated in the warm-ups in the first round against the Golden Knights last year.

But now he’s gone one step further and pierced the composition.

“I’m obviously very excited,” Boldy said.

After previously being on standby in case the Wild needed him to replace an injury in this series against Vegas, the winger achieved a first on Monday night when he faced the Blues in Game 1 at the Xcel Energy Center and Boldy achieved that milestone as one of the NHL’s brightest rookies after an impressive introduction with the Wild.

“He’s obviously made great strides and progressed, not just physically but mentally,” the Wild coach said. Dean Evason mentioned. “He is a very calm, very calm and very mature person.”

As he became a regular in the Wild, filling an effective line with Kevin Fiala and Frederick GaudreauBoldy wasn’t with the Wild early in the season.

In fact, he wasn’t playing anywhere at the time, recovering from a broken ankle he suffered in a pre-season game.

After his ankle healed, Boldy moved to Iowa of the American Hockey League and played 10 games there from November to January before being invited to the NHL.

“Playing in Iowa was key,” Evason said. “We didn’t want to rush him here. He clearly has the skills that could have been here from day one, but he needed an opportunity to go play against men and fight and take the next step towards the National Hockey League.

Since joining the Wild, Boldy hasn’t looked out of place.

Not only did the Massachusetts native make an immediate impact on his debut, scoring the game-winning goal in front of his family on Jan. 6 in Boston, but he was a consistent contributor on offense. The 21-year-old has the longest point streak this season by an NHL rookie — a 10-game streak that also set a Wild rookie record.

Overall, Boldy had 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points and his 0.83 ppg clip is the best among rookies who have played at least as many games as he (47).

If Boldy had recorded more action, he could have become the favorite for the Calder Trophy as the top rookie.

But unlike some of the other promising players in the league, Boldy is still playing.

This means he has a chance to gain another type of material.

“I’m just happy with how the year has gone so far,” Boldy said, “and I want it to continue.”

Beginners

Boldy wasn’t the only Wild player to make his playoff debut Monday night.

The team had four rookies in the roster, with forwards Nicolas Deslauriers and Brandon Duhaime and defender Jake Middleton others.

“It was hard to sleep [Sunday] night just thinking about all the scenarios that could happen,” said Middleton, who like Deslauriers was traded to the Wild in the second half of the season. “But it’s something you’ve been dreaming about for some time to have this opportunity. So I’m excited.”

Maximum strength

Despite closing the regular season with a few injuries, the Wild entered Game 1 with everyone available.

Winger Marcus Foligno played after being put down last Friday by the Avalanche team Kurtis MacDermidand winger Mats Zuccarello returned after suffering a lower body injury on April 22 and missing the following week of action. The team scraped forward Nick Bjugstad and Connor Dewar with the defenders Jordie Benn and Alex Goligoski.

Fleury premieres

In net, the Wild tab Marc-Andre Fleury after acquiring the three-time Stanley Cup champion from the Blackhawks before the NHL trade deadline on March 21.

St. Louis winger Ivan Barbaschev had a penalty shot on Fleury in the first period after being hacked on a shorthanded break by the Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin.

Barbashev missed the shot, the first penalty shot Fleury has faced in 116 playoff games.

It was the second penalty shot in the playoffs against the Wild. Ryan Smith of Colorado failed his attempt in 2008.

Fleury’s 16 consecutive playoff appearances are the most for a goaltender in NHL history. It was his first game against the Blues with the Wild; Cam Talbot faced St. Louis in all three regular season matchups.

“It’s not a difficult decision, is it?” Evason talked about the team’s goalie. “It’s an easy decision because we think both are more than capable of starting for us here. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to have both guys available if we need them, and we will. most likely.”

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Vesterheim will host an online event about the famous sculptor Harley Refsal | Local News https://nathanielbowditch.org/vesterheim-will-host-an-online-event-about-the-famous-sculptor-harley-refsal-local-news/ Sun, 01 May 2022 16:45:00 +0000 https://nathanielbowditch.org/vesterheim-will-host-an-online-event-about-the-famous-sculptor-harley-refsal-local-news/ DECORAH – Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American National Museum and School of Folk Art, and PBS will celebrate Vesterheim instructor and gold medalist Harley Refsal. This free online event will take place at 2 p.m. on May 15. Sign up for a Zoom link at vesterheim.org/folk-art-school. Refsal is an internationally renowned figure carver, specializing in Scandinavian flat […]]]>

DECORAH – Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American National Museum and School of Folk Art, and PBS will celebrate Vesterheim instructor and gold medalist Harley Refsal. This free online event will take place at 2 p.m. on May 15. Sign up for a Zoom link at vesterheim.org/folk-art-school.

Refsal is an internationally renowned figure carver, specializing in Scandinavian flat woodcarving. He is Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Folk Art at Luther College.

Raised in Minnesota, he lived in Norway in the 1960s and 1980s and traveled extensively across Scandinavia. He has won numerous sculpture awards and in 1996 was decorated by the government and the King of Norway for his contributions to Norwegian folk art studies. Refsal is the author of “Art and Technique of Scandinavian-Style Woodcarving” as well as seven other books on carving and numerous articles for woodcarving magazines.

Charles Banks is a middle and high school arts teacher with a passion for Nordic arts. His love of sculpting figures in the traditional flat plane style merged with his interest in advancing the style of figures into more personal and unique poses. In addition to teaching in public schools, he has taught at the North House Folk School, John C. Campbell Folk School, and Vesterheim Folk Art School.

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Liesl Chatman is a green wooden spoon sculptor, kolroser and teacher. Her journey with kolrosing began by listening to Refsal give a talk and demonstration on kolrosing at the Milan Spoon Gathering in 2016. “The eye has its needs too,” she recalls telling Refsal. She likes that spoon carving and kolrosing are accessible, affordable and enjoyable crafts.

The event will include a film screening, live narration and conversation with carpenters Charles Banks and Liesl Chatman, who studied with Refsal.

For more information, visit vesterheim.org or call (563) 382-9681.

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