Scorpions facing defeat in WICB First-Class Championship

first_img Barbados Pride win The Jamaica Scorpions are staring at defeat against Guyana Jaguars heading into the final day of their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park. Set a challenging 326 to win heading into the final session yesterday, Jamaica were 83 for three when stumps were drawn, 244 runs shy of their target. At the crease are new number-three batsman Devon Thomas, not out on 20, and former captain Tamar Lambert, who is yet to get off the mark. Towering Guyana off-spinner Steven Jacobs has taken two for 13. Starting the day on 133 for three, an overall lead of 176, Guyana went on to press home their advantage by posting 282 in their second innings, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul leading the way with a well-compiled 82. The 19-year-old, who was not out on 39 overnight, went on to make his maiden first-class half-century before falling short of what would have been a deserved century, on the stroke of lunch. Chanderpaul hit three sixes and four fours in just over five hours, before he was the third man dismissed in the morning session. His overnight partner, Raymon Reifer, who started the day on 12, went on to score 24, while the innings was propped up with a plucky 35 off 75 balls from wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble. Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, with four for 78, was the Scorpions’ best bowler, while there were two wickets apiece for his spin compatriot, Nikita Miller, and young fast bowler Marquino Mindley. Needing to make what would be their highest score of the season thus far, Jamaica started cautiously, with the opening pair of John Campbell and Paul Palmer Jr putting on 35 for the first wicket. However, playing leisurely at an outswinger from fast bowler Keon Joseph, Palmer was to depart for 13 off 62 balls; and 13 runs later, Campbell went for 26, leg before wicket to Jacobs. Thomas and AndrÈ McCarthy, with a 32-run third-wicket stand, then attempted to see out the rest of the day. However, with less than three overs remaining, McCarthy misread an arm ball from Jacobs and was stumped by Bramble. Play is scheduled for a 10 a.m. resumption. At Kensington Oval: Defiant half-centuries from Orlando Peters and Jacques Taylor were not enough as Leeward Islands Hurricanes plunged to their fifth straight loss of the Regional First Class Championship yesterday. Following on by 198 runs at the start of the penultimate day of the fifth-round match at Kensington Oval, Hurricanes were bundled out for 198, about 25 minutes after tea, to leave Barbados Pride with a single run for victory. Seamer Gavin Tonge’s no-ball was then enough to secure Pride the result, which gave them 19 points and left Hurricanes with three. Fast bowler Tino Best (2-17) knocked over both openers, Chesney Hughes (0) and Shane Jeffers (1), before left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn sliced through the middle order to finish with four for 50. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse chipped in with three for 67. Barbados Pride had scored 368, to which the Hurricanes had replied with 170 in their first innings. At Beausejour Cricket Stadium: Windward Islands Volcanoes, trailing Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 76 on first innings, were two without loss at the close on the penultimate day of their fifth-round game yesterday. Scores: Volcanoes 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51) & two without loss. RED FORCE 382 (Yannick Ottley 99 not out, Yannic Cariah 70, Narsingh Deonarine 60, Marlon Richards 60; Kevin McClean 4-66, Shane Shillingford (3-109). Volcanoes trail Red Forcelast_img read more

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JUDGE ASKS PUBLIC TO REMEMBER EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AFTER HORRIFIC DONEGAL ROAD SMASH

first_imgA Judge has asked the public to remember the suffering of the emergency service personnel who attended the scene of Ireland’s worst ever road smash in Co Donegal.Judge John O’HaganJudge John O’Hagan this week jailed Shaun Kelly for two years after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in 2010.But Circuit Court Judge O’Hagan took time out of his sentence to pay tribute to those who attended the scene at Glasmullen outside Carndonagh on July 10th, 2011. Judge O’Hagan said the carnage met by Gardai, fire service and medical personnel must have ben horrific.“The thought of the emergency services arriving and having to clean it up. Some probably needed counseling after it. It was a horrific event.“There were 10 or 12 firemen at the scene. There were five Gardai, ambulance personnel, a priest, a doctor and a Gardai Inspector – the number of people affected by an accident like this. This was indeed a shocking situation,” he said.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how those personnel tried in vain to save the lives of those hurt in the crash. Medics tried to perform CPR on 66 year old pensioner Hugh Friel at the scene.However, Mr Friel, who was returning for playing bingo, died a short time later.The seven passengers in the car being driven by Kelly, now 26, were killed instantly.The fire service cut Kelly from the vehicle and he was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital suffering form multiple injuries including brain damage.Judge O’Hagan said he had consider all options when sentencing Kelly including community service and also a suspended sentence. But he said “It is with regret that I am not taking up any of them.”He added “It is not for me to take revenge on Mr Kelly for what he did but I will punish him.”He sentenced Kelly to a total of four years but suspended the last two years and disqualified him from driving for ten years.JUDGE ASKS PUBLIC TO REMEMBER EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AFTER HORRIFIC DONEGAL ROAD SMASH was last modified: December 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Evolutionary Theory Not Even Skin Deep

first_imgA book on skin just was published – no, not one of those books, but a book on the physiology of human skin.  Nina Jablonski wrote Skin: A Natural History (UC Berkeley, 2006) and Qais Al-Awqati (Columbia U) reviewed it in Science.1  The reviewer noticed that “In its discussion of the human skin, the book’s principal theme is evolution, and almost every page contains that word.”  So, how did Jablonski do?  Did she satisfy the reviewer’s hopes that Darwin can explain the naked ape?Although the author wants to provide an evolutionary perspective on all attributes of skin biology, the accounts she provides seldom rise above the provision of plausible hypotheses.  Is it really true that we were selected to be hairless sweaty creatures?  That sounds possible, but what is the actual evidence for such an assertion?  Is it also true that vitamin D synthesis, a major locus of interaction between sunlight and diet, is the dominant factor in the natural selection of skin color?  This idea is simply presented without any of the documentation that would make a convincing story.  One would like to see the evidence of how rickets (vitamin D deficiency) might act as an agent of evolutionary selection.Even in the areas of sociology, “The thorny issue of the social construction of the roles of skin color is reduced again to a brief survey of skin color biology and its evolutionary implications.”  At the end of the review, Al-Awqati tried to find a few things to praise, but the shallowness of Jablonski’s evolutionary theorizing extended to her own research.  “Although only a few of Jablonski’s research papers address skin evolution,” he said, “the lack of deep expertise need not prevent a nonspecialist from pulling together findings from different fields to generate an exciting, even fresh view of nature.”  Apparently this book “fell short” of this mark also.1Qais Al-Awqati, “Anthropology: Showing Some Skin,” Science, 2 March 2007: Vol. 315. no. 5816, p. 1223, DOI: 10.1126/science.1138921.If even a fellow evolutionist comes looking for evidence for evolutionary myths and can’t find it, why should anyone else pay attention?  It’s not just the sociology of skin that is Darwin’s thorn in the flesh.  Heat regulation in furry apes is much different than the sweating response in human skin.  Sweat glands are complex structures under the control of the nervous system.  The skin is not just a surface; it has multiple layers with veins, arteries, glands, nerves, hair muscles, sebaceous glands, pores and specialized receptors for touch, heat and pain.    Werner Gitt in The Wonder of Man says that one square centimeter of skin contains 6 million cells, 100 sweat glands, 15 sebaceous glands, 5,000 sensory corpuscles, 200 pain points, 25 pressure points, 12 cold-sensitive points and 2 heat-sensitive points.  Skin sloughs off dead cells while regenerating new ones in a precise balance.  It is an important barrier to disease germs, and a protection from injury and dehydration.  It performs a respiratory function, absorbing some of the oxygen we use, while letting some carbon dioxide in and out.    Human skin is an incomparable substance.  Burn victims are not given artificial plastics; they are given skin transplants from live humans.  How does evolution explain the fact that a newborn infant arrives into the world with a vernix coating to protect its skin?  What evolutionary process led to the precise timing of a multitude of changes that occur in the right sequence when a baby is born?  These are all matters of life and death; without them, there would be no human race.    These observational facts demand causes equal to them.  Creationists have no problem with the question.  Jablonski wrote a whole book on the theme of skin evolution, mentioning the E word on practically every page.  The reviewer was itching for evidence, but only received rash excuses.  Scratch that.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Is the Y Chromosome Disappearing?

first_imgby Dr Jerry BergmanUnder the headline The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?, two genetics professors, Dr. Griffin and Dr. Ellis write, “The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.”[1] One wonders what evidence they have for making this prediction. Actually, none. Then where do they get this idea?As most adults know, in most mammals two X chromosomes produce a female, and an X and Y produce a male. Thus, it is the presence of the Y chromosome that determines a male. Although the Y chromosome influences over 200 different traits, one area of this chromosome, specifically where the SRY genes are located, triggers the major traits that produce males. If the SRY genes transpose from the Y chromosome to the X chromosome, an XX female will develop into to a male. This condition is very rare, but it does happen occasionally.Without the Y chromosome there would be no males, and thus no reproduction, so why do some scientists conclude it is disappearing? The reason is the X and Y chromosomes are thought to have evolved from a pair of identical autosome chromosomes that diverged from 100s of millions[2] ago. 300 million years ago is another estimate, and a newer estimate puts the number at closer to 166 million years ago.[3] Given such wide guesstimates, it is obvious that no one has any idea when they diverged, assuming they did.Even the divergence theory itself is not based on evidence, but on assumptions that in turn are based on Darwinian assumptions. The theory goes like this: over eons of time, genes that were beneficial for males either evolved by the accumulation of mutations on their Y chromosome, or were acquired through translocation (the movement of genes from other chromosomes to the Y chromosome).[4]X and Y. Credit: Science Photo LibraryThe question of how mammals reproduced before this is answered by looking at all life forms and realizing the most primitive, such as bacteria, reproduce asexually by cloning, and other, more advanced life forms, reproduce sexually. The relatively puny human Y now contains only 78 genes and the human X has a whopping 1,098 known genes. This means human females have over 1,000 more genes than males.[5]Because the Y chromosome is a small fraction of the X, from the primate genome which it is believed to have evolved, it is assumed the human Y chromosome has lost 1,393 of its 1,438 original genes over the course of its existence.[6] Linear extrapolation of this 1,393-gene loss over 300 million years produces a genetic loss rate of 4.6 genes per million years. Extrapolating this forward means, Professors Griffin and Ellis claim, in 4.6 million years the Y chromosome would lose all of its functions.It is the creationists that predict degeneration of the genome from Adam’s perfect mutation free genome to our modern human. Humans suffer from over 5,000 diseases caused by the accumulation of mutations in our gamete genome. Furthermore, the human Y chromosome is exposed to high mutation rates due to the fact that it is passed on exclusively through comparatively unprotected sperm, which undergo multiple cell divisions during gametogenesis. Each cell division increases the risk of mutations, and the more cell divisions, the more mutations that result. Additionally, sperm are stored in a highly oxidative (thus mutation prone) environment compared to the cells inside the body that are protected by several mechanisms.[7] These two conditions put the Y chromosome at a greater mutation risk than the rest of the genome.[8] All this supports the creation view, not the Darwinian view which teaches that evolution improves the species and evolves it to more advanced levels of evolution.Because the current estimate is that a 30 percent difference exists between humans and chimps, it is assumed that the Y chromosome was, and thus is, one of the fastest-evolving parts of the human genome.[9] In the terminal stages of the Y chromosome degeneration, the story goes, other chromosomes will take over its genes and thus its functions. Thus, evolution will take us all the way back to the pre-Y chromosome stage of development that existed 100s of millions, 300 million or 160 million years ago! In the end, the Y chromosome they predict will disappear entirely, and a new sex-determining system will arise like the one that existed 100s of millions, 300 million or 160 million years ago. As is obvious, this is rampant speculation based on the varieties of reproduction existing in some animals.On the other side, comparisons of human and chimpanzee Y chromosomes indicate that the human Y chromosome has not lost any genes since the hypothetical human and chimpanzee divergence, estimated between 6 and 7 million years ago.[10] One 2012 report claimed that only one gene[11] had been lost since humans diverged from the rhesus macaque 25 million years ago.[12]These facts provide direct evidence that the linear extrapolation model is seriously flawed, and the human Y chromosome is either no longer shrinking, or shrinking at a much slower rate than the 4.6 genes per million years estimated by the linear extrapolation model.[13] In short, this topic, as is true of much of Darwin theory, involves massive speculation and illustrates the need to examine the data used to determine some conclusions in evolutionary tales. It also illustrates the problem the public has when it uncritically accepts a claim when scientists make authoritative sounding propositions supposedly based on a select few scientific facts.See also Dr Bergman’s earlier post on this subject, “The problem with males: Y chromosome degeneration” (1 Nov 2017).[1] https://theconversation.com/the-y-chromosome-is-disappearing-so-what-will-happen-to-men-90125.[2] Rice, W. R. 1996. Evolution of the Y sex chromosome in animals. Bioscience. 46, 331–343.[3] Warren WC, Hillier LD, Graves JA, et al. (2008). “Genome analysis of the platypus reveals unique signatures of evolution”. Nature. 453 (7192): 175–183[4] Graves, Jenny. 2016. Evolution of vertebrate sex chromosomes and dosage compensation. Nature Reviews Genetics, 17 (1) 33-46. January.[5] Kettlewell, Julianna. 2005. Female chromosome has X factor. Females are genetically more varied than males, an analysis of the X chromosome has revealed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4355355.stm[6] Graves, J. A. M. (2004). “The degenerate Y chromosome—can conversion save it?”. Reproduction Fertility and Development. 16 (5): 527–534[7] Graves, Jenny. 2004. “The degenerate Y chromosome—can conversion save it?”. Reproduction Fertility and Development. 16 (5): 527–534.[8] Graves, Jenny. 2006. “Sex chromosome specialization and degeneration in mammals”. Cell. 124 (5): 901–914.[9] Wade, Nicholas. 2010. “Male Chromosome May Evolve Fastest”. New York Times. January 13.[10] Hughes, Jennifer F.; et al. 2005. “Conservation of Y-linked genes during human evolution revealed by comparative sequencing in chimpanzee.” Nature. 437 (7055): 100–103.[11] Callaway, Ewen. 2012.  The human Y chromosome is here to stay. The male sex-determining chromosome has lost only one gene in 25 million years. February 22. https://www.nature.com/news/the-human-y-chromosome-is-here-to-stay-1.10082.[12] Hsu, Christine. “Biologists Debunk the ‘Rotting’ Y Chromosome Theory, Men Will Still Exist”. Medical Daily. http://www.medicaldaily.com/biologists-debunk-rotting-y-chromosome-theory-men-will-still-exist-239833[13] Hughes, Jennifer F.; et al. 2010. Chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes are remarkably divergent in structure and gene content. Nature. 463, 536-539. January, 28.Author Jerry Bergman, PhDDr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. He is currently a staff scientist at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR). See his Author Profile for his previous articles and more information.(Visited 1,547 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Don’t discount the A380: Airbus

first_imgAirbus CEO Tom Enders. Photo: Steve Creedy. The A380 superjumbo is not dead, it’s just resting.That was the message from Airbus and one of its major customers in Toulouse on Friday as speculation continues about the superjumbo’s future.Airbus announced earlier this year that it will more than halve production of the superjumbo from the current 2.5 per month to one a month because of lacklustre demand.But Airbus chief executive Tom Enders, speaking at an event to celebrate the manufacturer’s 10,000th aircraft delivery,  predicted there would still be a demand for the A380 into the future.Read: The world needs more A380s“We’ve pulled down the rates for some time but we are very confident we will produce an aircraft for many years to come,’’ he said.Enders said Airbus was continuously making small improvements to the A380.“And we’ve said many times that bigger improvements such as the famous re-engining is not so much a question of if, but of when,’’ he said.The manufacturer’s head  salesman, John Leahy, said the A380 continued to generate passenger interest around the world.“People go out of their way to fly on the A380,’’ he said, adding that 10 per cent of passengers using London Heathrow Airport this year would be getting on or off one of the superjumbos.Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong said he continued to see a role for the double-decker aircraft his airline helped launch flying on high demand, high density routes where there were  slot constraints.“So we will continue to see demand for such aircraft types,’’ he said.The Singaporean carrier is acquiring five new A380s but created waves for Airbus when it decided not to renew the 10-year lease on its first Airbus A380. The announcement came as Malaysia Airlines revealed it was in discussions with airlines in the region about offloading its fleet of six A380s.SIA may also not renew four more leases due to end, although Goh reiterated that a decision on that had yet to be made.The Singaporean carrier has also said it will launch new cabin products with the arrival in the second half of next year of the first new A380.Goh said the new products, developed over “the last few years’, would wow customers and would ensure that the airline retained an industry-leading position on products.last_img read more

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U2U corn nitrogen management tool updated

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Purdue University-based Useful to Usable climate initiative is taking some of the guesswork out of crop nitrogen management for more farmers by expanding its Corn Split N tool to include all Corn Belt states.The free tool helps farmers and advisers manage the application of in-field nitrogen to maximize crop yields and minimize environmental damage. Efficient nitrogen management is critical for earning a profit in present economic conditions, said Ray Massey, Extension professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri, a partner in the initiative known as U2U.“Studies indicate that Split N applications to corn can improve profitability as well as increase risk,” Massey said. “The Corn Split N tool helps farmers understand and manage the risk of Split N applications.”Corn Split N integrates historical data on weather and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of completing a post-planting nitrogen application for corn production.“U2U has combined corn yield response data from Extension crop fertility specialists together with statistical modeling of days suitable for fieldwork to expand the Split N tool to cover seven new states,” said Ben Gramig, associate professor of agricultural and resource economics at Purdue.Farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Michigan can get customized results based on their planting and fertilization schedule, local costs and available equipment.The tool also has a summarized fieldwork table and crop calendar so farmers can see how schedule adjustments might affect their ability to fertilize on time. Accumulations of growing degree days, or GDDs, and associated corn growth beyond the current day are estimates based on the historical 30-year average GDD accumulation for a user-selected location.Corn Split N is part of the U2U suite of online tools that help farmers and agricultural advisers manage increasingly variable weather and climate conditions across the Corn Belt. U2U provides historical climate data that helps purchasing, marketing and activity planning throughout the growing cycle.To access the expanded Corn Split N tool, go to www.AgClimate4u.org.Useful to Usable is a research and Extension project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, composed of 50 faculty, staff and students from nine U.S. universities with expertise in applied climatology, crop modeling, agronomy, cyber technology, agricultural economics and other social sciences.last_img read more

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221 new members for Assam Foreigners’ Tribunals

first_imgA panel of 221 members has been selected for the existing and upcoming Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) in Assam. Another 50 applicants have been put on the wait list.In a notification on Monday, the Gauhati High Court said the panel members comprised retired judicial officers, advocates and civil servants, who we were called for interviews from July 16 to August 11. It recommended the candidates, selected in order of merit,. The list had been prepared and published less than a fortnight before the completion of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31.200 new tribunalsEach FT is headed by a judge-like member appointed under the FT Act, 1941, and FT Order, 1984, as per the guidelines issued by the government from time to time.Assam has 100 FTs. According to Home Department, there were initially 11 Illegal Migrant Determination Tribunals (IMDT). These were converted to FTs after the Supreme Court scrapped the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983.The government established another 21 FTs in 1983. Four more were added in 2009 and the remaining 64 established in 2014 for disposal of cases that were piling up in the FTs.The government would establish 200 FTs primarily for handling cases of people to be excluded from the final NRC. These would be in addition to the existing 100 and are part of the 1,000 that the Centre had decided to help Assam set up in view of the pressure envisaged to dispose of cases of people to be left out of the NRC.Officials in the Home and Political Department said the new FTs would be distributed among six districts. Kamrup (Metropolitan) district, which covers Guwahati and outskirts, would get 67 of these, followed by Nagaon with 39, Jorhat 31, Bongaigaon 22, Sonitpur 21, and Cachar 20.“Apart from the cases of people left out of the NRC, the new FTs will also deal with the regular cases of D-voters,” a senior officer said. ‘D’ stands for doubtful or dubious voter, a category of people disenfranchised by the government for their alleged lack of proper citizenship documents.last_img read more

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12th annual Printemps du MAC ELO LEO a spectacular event benefitting the

first_img“Springtime in Montréal always has a special vibe, and this festive, happy and electric evening captures that feeling perfectly. It’s a terrific event to organize, and it supports a vital cause: the Foundation of the MAC. Being a part of it is a very hands-on way to support the Foundation and, in so doing, remind people of the importance of contemporary art in the affirmation and development of our culture and its immeasurable value to our society,” says Stefanie Stergiotis(Transat A.T.), Co-chair of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee.ELO LEO: A timeless soirée enlivened by beatnik sounds and geometric designsCreated by La Maison W, in collaboration with the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee, the evening theme is a phonetic salute to Leonard Cohen’s work and will cap the Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything exhibition in memorable fashion.The theme is also inspired by the beatnik movement. “This period is synonymous with freedom and rebirth, just like spring. So we took this artistic movement and added a touch of modern. As soon as guests arrive, they will be immersed in a monochromatic graphic universe, where shapes, lines, curves and crosshatching will create a hypnotic effect,” explains Nikolaos Lerakis, Managing Director at La Maison W Montréal.TICKETS ON SALE NOWPrice: $175A receipt for charitable donations will be issued for the eligible portion of the amount.To buy tickets:www.printempsdumac.comOr contact us at 514-847-6272 / fondation.mac@macm.orgPrintemps du MAC 2018 Organizing Committee, Montréal’s can’t-miss event this springThe Foundation of the MAC wishes to offer its heartfelt thanks to Honorary Chair Martin-Luc Archambault (AmpMe), Co-chairs Alexandra Mohsen (SSENSE Canada) and Stefanie Stergiotis (Transat A.T.), as well as the members of the Printemps du MAC 2018 Organizing Committee, who so graciously put in the time and effort to make the event a success.Members: Alexandra De Roy (SNC-Lavalin), Ariane Bisaillon (Blakes), Catherine Plourde (De Grandpré Joli-Coeur), Isabelle Nazon (McCarthy Tétrault), Luana-Ann Church (Quebecor), Lysandre Laferrière (Gowling WLG), Marie-Josée Therrien (BDC), Marion-Isabelle Muszynski (BNC), Shady Ahmad (Budge Studios), Virginie Bourgeois (Danone Waters), Annette Nguyen (Newad), Benjamin Lessard-Nguyen (Freedom 55 Financial), Isabelle Nazon (McCarthy), Marc-Antoine Dufresne(BFL Canada), Sophie La Flèche (Stingray).Printemps du MAC was created in 2006 as a means to raise awareness among younger generations of contemporary art and the crucial role the MAC plays in protecting and promoting this heritage in Quebec, Canada and the world.Every year, the event dazzles under the guidance of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee, a group of young philanthropists passionate about contemporary art, whose mission is to plan a unique event with genuine added value for guests as well as provide the MAC with exposure benefitting the Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain.Since its inception, the Printemps du MAC event has raised nearly $1,200,000 for the Foundation. When you buy tickets, you are supporting the MAC and its Foundation in a very real way, while also contributing to our society’s cultural and artistic enhancement.About the MAC FoundationThe Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is dedicated to supporting the museum in its various activities, with a focus on building the collection, mounting exhibitions and maintaining educational programs. To achieve this mission, the Foundation’s mandate is to raise funds from organizations and individuals interested in promoting and preserving contemporary art from Québec, Canada and abroad. In this way, the Foundation helps raise the profile of the collection at the heart of Canada’s premier institution devoted exclusively to contemporary art.About the Musée d’art contemporain de MontréalLocated in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is also a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive permanent collection. They may feature every form of expression: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that extend the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.macm.org/en/About La Maison WLa Maison W has offices in Montreal and Paris, comprising a team of strategic advisors, designers, architects and copywriters. La Maison W mobilizes its expertise in design, branding and architecture to help brands build unique and memorable client experiences. La Maison W’s most notable clients include Maripier Morin, Ivanhoé-Cambridge, Montreal Museumof Contemporary Art, Roland-Garros, Sofitel and Pernod Ricard. The Printemps du MAC (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Facebook MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2018 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is the place to be this coming Friday, April 13, from 9 p.m. on, when it holds the 12th edition of the famous Printemps du MAC event. The exceptional event, inspired by this year’s theme ELO LEO, will offer a nod to Leonard Cohen with a geometric take on the Beat culture, and will take place in a museum that has been utterly transformed for the occasion. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Musée Foundation, whose mission is to support the MAC in its various areas of activity: building the collection, producing exhibitions, promoting contemporary art and offering educational programs.This essential event on Montréal’s spring social calendar is well known for its inventive celebratory style, its eye-popping themes, its trendy attendees and its avant-garde taste. This year, the event will once again welcome more than 1,000 young professionals to an exclusive cocktail reception where all present will be invited to share in cultural and gastronomic discovery. Throughout the evening, participants will be able to groove to the music of DJ Thomas H, bid on various prizes offered in the silent auction and enjoy a very special opportunity to visit the Musée’s exhibitions in a unique, elegant and festive atmosphere.“What makes this event unlike any other fundraiser is its twofold mission: raise money to support the MAC’s activities and expose young professionals to contemporary art by having them spend an evening at the Musée,” explains Alexandra Mohsen (SSENCE), Co-chair of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee. “It’s much more than a party. The Committee plans the artistic side of the evening for months to put on an event like no other, year after year.” Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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