A new exciting partnership has emerged between Icelantic Skis and Jerry Garcia‘s estate, as airbrush artwork created by Garcia in 1986 has been used as the design for a limited edition pair of skis. The airbrush series was an artistic exploration for Garcia, who created vibrant multi-colored patterns to mimic the natural beauty of crystal-like designs. Titled “Facets 1”, this particular artwork has now been chosen to adorn these limited edition skis, for all of the Deadheads who embrace the winter sport.The new skis are available on the Jerry Garcia website, complete with the following description:Limited edition Icelantic Nomad skis adorned with “Facets 1” from Jerry’s 1986 series of airbrush paintings. “Facets 1” is from Jerry’s experimental journey with stencils used to create crystal-like patterns with a variety of colors to produce a three dimensional appearance. Icelantic’s Nomad ski model offers a balanced flex, 2mm of camber underfoot, and a rockered tip and tail – a great all-mountain freeride. All skis are handmade in Colorado with a 3 year, no questions asked warranty.Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind creation that balances the beauty of both art and nature.
Philippines Government Steps Back From Coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From ABS-CBN News Philippines:The Climate Change Commission said Thursday that President Benigno Aquino III has set into motion an urgent and comprehensive review of the government’s energy policy to cut down reliance on coal and move to a low-carbon future.Aquino, who chairs the Climate Change Commission, signed a resolution mandating the commission to facilitate “a national policy review and framework development on energy, through a whole-of-nation approach, in accordance with a low carbon development pathway and national goals and targets for climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development” with other government agencies in the next six months.The new resolution sets a clear government position on coal-fired power plants, which comprises the biggest source of man-made carbon emissions.Tim Buckley of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said that the government’s clear position on its energy source will avoid the increased stranded asset risk already evident in other countries.“This move by the Philippines is entirely commercially logical, and avoids the increased stranded asset risk already evident across Europe, America and China’s electricity sectors,” Buckley said.De Guzman is hopeful that the new policy will positively impact the country’s economy.“Philippine climate ambition is predicated on changing our energy pathways that ensure we send the right policy signals to the investment community and generate jobs for the modern economy,” De Guzman said.Philippines moves to cut dependence on coal
By Olawale AjimotokanÂ in AbujaFour public schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) blazed the trail at the weekend when they held a joint training section on Taekwondo under the auspices of the Korean Cultural CentreÂ with support from Korea Sports Promotion FoundationThe beneficiaries were Maitama Model Primary School, LEA Wuse 3 Primary School, LEA Wuse 5 Zone 1Â Â Â Â Â Primary School and Model Junior Primary School, Maitama. The first combined Taekwondo training was coordinated by instructors from the Korean Cultural Centre, led by coach Mohammed Abdulmalik, a four degree blacker and taekwondo international referee.They were introduced to more advanced trainings and competitive activities that include Olympic-style sparring and Pomsae (forms) as well as to acquaint students with upcoming events.It was the first time the schools will come together for a combined training since theÂ Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria in partnership with FCT Universal Basic Education Board in 2014 introduced Taekwondo in public schools in FCT.The programme is intended to expand and cover more schools within FCT.Â Abdulmalik, who boasted Nigeria will win a gold medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, said that they are considering holding a public school taekwondo tournament to enable the schools compete among one and others.â€œThis programme was organised as most of them have not yet got the knowledge of how to use chest protector and are learning it. Taekwondo helps children build confidence, enhances discipline, sharpens mental alertness, enhances self-esteem, strengthens the mind and body and teaches self-defence. The whole essence of the program is to support grassroots sports and youth development in Nigeria and further strengthen the bilateral ties between the Republic of Korea and Nigeria and also make the coordinators to be part of the programme,â€Ãbdulmalik declared.He said the success of the programme in the next four years will depend on the commitment of the coaches and ability to attract more stakeholders into assisting the development of taekwondo.A teacher from LEA Primary School, Wuse 5 Zone 1, Mrs Rebecca Nweke, said 20 students from her school attended the training. She said taekwondo has a way of shaping studentsâ€™ character, to control their emotion and use the game for self-defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram