Over 400 int’l masks featured in Bacolod exhibit

first_imgLee said mask culture is part ofintangible cultural heritage, which is difficult to preserve. “We are trying tosafeguard and preserve the mask cultures,” she added. Dawon “Ginny” Lee, chief of the IMACOInternational cooperation team, in a press briefing at the SM City BacolodAtrium, said that ahead of the conference, “we are delighted to host (theexhibit) in the City of Smiles.” IMACO is based in South Korea’s AndongCity, which has sisterhood ties with Bacolod. BACOLOD City – More than 400 masks from22 countries were unveiled here in an exhibit, a prelude to the InternationalMask and Culture Organization’s international conference hosted by this city onNov. 5 to 8. The exhibit, being held at the Atrium,will run until Dec. 26 and features masks from five continents – Asia, Europe,America, Africa, and Oceania. Among those from Asia are masks from thePhilippines, particularly the smiling masks of the Bacolod MassKara Festival. The IMACO, consisting of more than 130individual and group organizations from about 60 countries, was founded in 2006to construct archives of mask-related culture that is integral to culturalcommunity symbols.center_img She acknowledged the assistance andsupport of the city government, headed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice MayorEl Cid Familiaran, in the preparations for the exhibit and the upcomingconference, which is expected to gather some 200 delegates from 17 countries. Through research, preservation, and dataaccumulation, the organization aims to develop an understanding of mask cultureas it focuses on the value that masks promote in terms of freedom, peace, andequality, which in turn provides an approach to understand human values. (With areport from PNA/PN) Photo by Archie Alipao/PN “We’ve known about the MassKara evenbefore and we’re very interested about how you preserve the masks and howeveryone is participating in this event,” Lee said.last_img read more

Read why Aussie bowler Megan Schutt ‘just hates playing India’

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/GettyAdvertisement wiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eajn5g0r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfmoWould you ever consider trying this?😱4tlCan your students do this? 🌚9gRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Women’s cricket team has been on a marvellous run in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, the ladies have made history with reaching the final of the tournament for the first time, and the supporters are yearning to see them lifting their maiden T20 World Cup trophy as India takes on the hosts in the final match. However, Aussie bowler Megan Schutt has dropped a bombshell, revealing that she ‘hates’ playing against India!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/GettyBefore the commencement of the world cup, Australia and India went head to head against each other along with England in the Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series. While Aussies came out victorious from the match, it bears some foul memories Megan Schutt.As Australia won the toss and chose to field first, Schutt opened up the bowling, but faced the wrath of India’s superstar opener Smriti Mandhana and the young teenage sensation Shafali Verma.Advertisement Not so fond of her memories against the Indian openers, Schutt stated that she doesn’t like the fixture against Women in Blue.“I just hate playing India- they’ve got the wood on me,” she said in a recent interview.Advertisement Mandhana, who landed a swashbuckling 23-ball-35, knocked a six in the first delivery from Schutt, followed by a boundary from Verma. The pacer gave away 16 runs in the over, and adding up to a total of 26 runs from 4 overs bowled.The 27 year old continued: “Smriti and Verma have got me covered. That six in the tri-series was probably the biggest one I’ve ever been hit for.”Schutt faced the wrath of the Indian bating order throughout the remnant of the series. In the second match and third match, she gave away another 26 and 28 runs respectively. This caused her international T20 economy rate to rise to 6.93 from 5.98.“There are obviously some plans we’re going to revisit as bowlers,” having the experience against India for handful of times before the final match, Schutt is confident about some necessary change ups in the bowling lineup.Although, Schutt added that she isn’t confident to take the pitch in the opening overs, considering the beating she received from their rivals in the recent past.“Clearly, I’m not the best match-up to those two in the powerplay. They find me quite easy to play,” she concluded.The final, a mirror copy of the inaugural match of the tournament, is on this Sunday at Melbourne Cricket Ground.Also read-Sourav Ganguly gives massive update on IPL 2020 amid Coronavirus fears Advertisementlast_img read more

Vlanich scores four to help Leafs snap two-game slide

first_img“We had possession of the puck the whole game . . . we kept getting shots and just took over the entire game.”“We didn’t give (Golden) a sniff or anything,” Wilkinson added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 15-3 in the opening frame. The Eddie Mountain team played the Leafs even on the shot counter for the rest of the contest, but Tyler Moffat was there to hold the fort.Vlanich finished the game with five points while teammate Wellman added four assists.Defencemen Darnell St. Pierre and Cramer each had two helpers.Friday, Nelson fell behind 3-1 after one period, but rallied to pull to within a goal after 40 minutes as Wilkinson and Linden Horswill scored late in the frame.However, two power play goals in the third by Dallas Calvin and Braden Fuller in just over a minute secured the win for the Hawks.“I don’t know what happened,” Wilkinson expressed.“It was a pretty close game going into the third and we just kind of lost it (mentally). We took a lot of penalties and they capitalized on the power play going four for six . . . those are huge special teams numbers.”Nelson returns to the ice Thursday in Castlegar against the third-place Rebels, 16-12-1-3 in the first of a two-game home-and-home series.Friday the series shifts back to the Heritage City as Nelson plays its final game before the Christmas break.ICE CHIPS: Saturday’s breakout game for Jamie Vlanich snapped a two-game scoreless streak for the speedy center. Vlanich (19-37-56) jumps into third spot in KIJHL scoring, one points behind linemate Travis Wellman (34-25-59). . . . Nelson played the game against Golden with only five defenceman. Friday, to fill the blueline loss of Austin Seaman to a leg injury, Nelson called up Trevor Van Steinburg from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League. The Ice lost 5-1 to Greater Vancouver Chiefs Saturday in Trail. . . . Friday, Beaver Valley received scoring from seven different players, with Ryan Edwards leading the points parade with three. Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 44-27 in the game, including margins of 15-8 in the first period and 16-4 in the third. . . . Troy Petrich, with his second of the season, scored the other goal Friday for Nelson. Mid-season slumps have become all-too familiar to some players on the Nelson Leafs.So after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks pounded the Leafs 7-3 Friday in Fruitvale, Nelson was in need of a stopper to halt the slide.Veteran Jamie Vlanich proved to be that stopper as the Trail native scored four consecutive times to spark the Leafs to a 5-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Golden Rockets Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win snapped a two-game losing streak, allowing Nelson to maintain the lead in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, 23-4-1-3, leads second-place Beaver Valley by five points following weekend play.“That was the big-bounce-back-game we needed,” said Leaf winger Alex Wilkinson, standing in for Vlanich during the post-game press conference.“Everything came together for us. We played well in all parts of the game and played for a full 60 minutes.”Nelson led 2-0 after one period on goals by Cole Arcuri and Vlanich, scoring his first of the game on the power play.Vlanich then increased Nelson’s lead to 3-0 converting a pretty shorthanded marker before Matt McMath beat Tyler Moffat on the same power play.Vlanich completed the hat-trick before the period ended, then added his fourth of the game on a pretty three-way passing play with Robson Cramer and the artist, Travis Wellman.“Right from the get-go, we just came out flying,” Wilkinson explained when asked about the difference between Friday in Fruitvale and Saturday at home.last_img read more