Hand lettering – Letras Enredadas http://letrasenredadas.com/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 23:41:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://letrasenredadas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Hand lettering – Letras Enredadas http://letrasenredadas.com/ 32 32 Broadband deployment plans defined | Mount Airy News https://letrasenredadas.com/broadband-deployment-plans-defined-mount-airy-news/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 16:49:00 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/broadband-deployment-plans-defined-mount-airy-news/

Although Livia Livengood is a career educator who can speak four languages, her multi-talented background established over the years did not include being an expert baker.

However, that has changed in recent months with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has been accompanied by the local resident spending a lot of time around the oven in addition to her teaching job at Mount Airy Secondary School.

Livenwood, originally from Romania, was so touched by the plight of Ukrainian refugees that she started baking and selling bread from her home’s kitchen to help them financially. And at last report, that effort had generated more than $12,000 — including 142 loaves as of Monday afternoon.

“I just wanted to do something to help out,” said Livengood, who worked in high school for 16 years, currently teaching Spanish.

Although her bread-making charity project coincided with the Russian attack on Ukraine, she wasn’t exactly a newbie in the baking department, though it was a relatively recently acquired skill.

“I’m not (a baker by tradition),” Livengood said without hesitation, explaining that adopting the role stemmed from her own family’s needs in the wake of the pandemic.

“You didn’t know if you were going to find bread in the store,” she explained.

So, after the Ukrainian invasion, Livengood naturally turned to her new cooking abilities to help refugees, initially generating a net sum in a week via this method for a UNICEF program. “I was surprised to raise $400.”

Earlier, she and her 16-year-old daughter Laura baked bread together to provide agility items to a local dog park run by Rotary Club members.

Livengood’s Ukrainian attendance grew a bit after seeing refugees up close and personal rather than such random individuals on TV.

This happened because some fled to her native country, Romania, located in the same part of the world as Ukraine, who struck a chord with the local woman upon seeing them.

A German pastor from a church in Romania who was caring for 17 refugees, including a number of children, posted a photo of the group. “He puts them in the German parish church,” Livengood said.

“I saw the children and I thought, ‘I have to do more for the children,'” she added of expanding her Ukrainian aid efforts, noting that many worthy organizations provide assistance.

“This pastor is the brother of one of my best friends from high school,” Livengood explained. “He didn’t even ask for help, he just posted the photo, and I was saddened by it – I just wanted to do something to help.”

Consumer prices are much higher in Romania than here, according to the Mount Airy High teacher.

“Everything is double there,” Livengood said, including a $2,000-a-month electricity bill where the refugees were housed. “I don’t know how people survive and get by, it’s so expensive to live.”

Thousands of dollars have been spent just to bring in refugees from Ukraine.

Four loaves a day

Livia Livengood suddenly found herself juggling the job of teaching at Mount Airy High School with a growing side business of baking bread, which certainly implied a marketable product, given her previous success in baking. fundraiser for UNICEF and the dog park. “Everybody loves bread.”

This would eventually include baking four to six loaves a day in her kitchen at home. “It’s yeast bread,” she said of the product at issue. “It looks and tastes like sourdough.”

The process isn’t as easy as it sounds, with the bread dough having to be put together at the end of each day, Livengood advised. “And he gets up during the night.” The dough should also be kneaded, baking being done in the morning before the teacher comes to school.

There was one occasion when Livengood overloaded his oven and nearly set the house on fire. “It was a bad idea,” she admits, which also involved burning the four loaves that were baking at the time.

Her family have been very understanding about the business, she said, which in addition to her daughter includes husband Rob and son Luca, 14.

Livia and Rob met in 2001 while serving overseas with the Peace Corps. She came to Mount Airy in 2004.

“I’ve been teaching high school for 16 years,” said Livengood, who in addition to teaching Spanish now, also taught German for a few years. On the whole, she speaks these two languages, plus English and Romanian.

After operating at peak production, the baking operation has gradually scaled down from four to two loaves a day and now around two every other day.

“Right now it’s very manageable,” Livengood said.

Audience willing to help

“The response has been very overwhelming — in a very positive way,” Livengood said of the bread-making campaign. The process of ordering/selling breads was done through a Facebook page she maintains to help Ukrainians.

This has been bolstered by the many followers she has accumulated over the years, including former students and others. “I have quite a few followers, which helps.”

A suggested charge, or donation, for each loaf is $20, with the option to pay more – due to the added motivation of helping oppressed people rather than just getting your money’s worth.

“Some give $20 and some give $100 – it’s up to people what they want to give,” Livengood said. “A lot of people just wanted the bread.”

Besides its sales, contributions to help Ukrainians have taken other forms.

Livengood mentioned attending a charity event to promote her cause earlier this year at Miss Angel’s Farm. “A complete stranger gave me $500.”

The Central Methodist Church also donated $1,000.

Meanwhile, Donna Bailey baked cinnamon rolls to support the fundraiser, and Harlan Stone baked a few loaves of bread for the effort.

Some people donated flour, including Chris Wishart, the chef of Old North State Winery, who donated a 60-pound bag. Mount Airy Beta Sigma Phi Xi Alpha Pi Chapter donated $500, with group members donating more individually.

Among other helpers, Pamela Hicks raised $1,000 by donating two of her paintings to Ukrainian fundraising, including hosting an online silent auction that saved Livengood time. She also thanked Mark Walker and Stanton Denman for obtaining the paintings, as well as an anonymous donor who contributed $400.

“People have given so much,” observed the teacher/baker. “The generosity of people has been incredible.”

All the money goes to the church in Romania.

Livengood stressed that refugees will continue to need rent and other support as they settle into new homes and she plans to maintain her bread-making business indefinitely.

“As long as it helps. »

ShopDisney-exclusive Starbucks Castle Tumbler Joins Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Luxury Logo Collection https://letrasenredadas.com/shopdisney-exclusive-starbucks-castle-tumbler-joins-walt-disney-worlds-50th-anniversary-luxury-logo-collection/ Tue, 31 May 2022 22:39:56 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/shopdisney-exclusive-starbucks-castle-tumbler-joins-walt-disney-worlds-50th-anniversary-luxury-logo-collection/

Start your day the Disney way with a magic tumbler commemorating 50 years of Walt Disney World! The latest addition to the Luxe Logo collection is now available exclusively on shopDisney.

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What is happening:

  • Your morning commute (or lazy weekend) just got off to a better start thanks to Starbucks and Walt Disney World! A new elegance cup celebrating WDW’s 50th anniversary has made its way to shopDisney and is as enchanting as you’d imagine.
  • The tumbler is all black with a simple gold castle that extends halfway up the front of the container. The back features vertical Starbucks lettering.
  • This new arrival is part of the Luxe Logo Collection and one of many Walt Disney World 50th celebration items.
  • Fans can find this cup now at shopDisney and it sells for $34.99.
  • A link to the article is below.

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Honoring the past with living legends https://letrasenredadas.com/honoring-the-past-with-living-legends/ Sun, 29 May 2022 13:42:00 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/honoring-the-past-with-living-legends/

The water cannon salute was offered to veterans departing from Piedmont International Airport in Greensboro, and again upon landing in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of Robby Bryant

In remembrance of members of the armed forces who have fallen in service to the country, a grateful nation observes Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.

An Elkin resident and Army veteran has taken extra steps to honor the dead, after completing two honor flights in Washington, D.C.

Since 2005, Honor Flights have taken veterans to view memorials placed in their honor in the nation’s capital. Originally, the plan for the Honor Flights was to bring World War II veterans to the capital to view the new World War II Memorial; now that focus has widened.

Elkin resident and retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant Paul Rusk had the good fortune to participate in two of the flights, first as a tutor and then as a as winner. The recent trip in April had about 90 people, totaling veterans, guards and medical personnel.

A rainbow water cannon salute sent the flight from Piedmont International Airport to Greensboro and greeted veterans at Reagan National upon arrival. Accustomed to a strict schedule, the veterans boarded four buses and stormed the memorials in no time.

The veterans’ caravan traveled to the Iwo Jima Memorial en route to the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Its distinctive design rises from the area around it and creates quite an impression for those approaching from both directions.

“As the plane goes up – it’s the explosion of the bomb,” he explained. The steely arcs in the sky evoke the “bomb bust” maneuver of the Air Force Thunderbirds. However, only three arcs are shown, the missing fourth arc symbolized the “missing man” formation used in Air Force flyovers, particularly poignant this weekend.

He was particularly impressed by their visit to the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. They watched as the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, known as the Old Guard, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guard. “I have found the importance of the weapon being on the opposite side of the soldier is to keep intruders away from the grave.”

To him the Old Guard meant a lot to the service, Rusk said their high personal code of conduct and exacting standards set them apart, not just that “you can shave in the shine of their shoes”.

“The old guard guys and gals, they’re great,” he said. The changing face of the military now means there have been five women to earn the Tomb Guard ID badge out of nearly 700 earned.

“They have women, because there was a lady doing the change.” More roles have opened up for women in what have traditionally been restricted combat roles, the Old Guard is an active unit. To think that women are less capable is madness, as he warns: “We have rangers, they’re just tough – dynamite comes in small packages, you know.

Rusk found the brother of his late first wife on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. “I knew he did, and I found his name on the walking wall, so I knew he was there, I just had to find him here. One of the volunteers on the wall, like I couldn’t get down and scrub, she did it for me.

“These are real heroes, those on the wall, and on Memorial Day, we remember those heroes.”

Of many Americans’ confusion between veterans and Memorial Day, he said, “Veterans Day is for all vets, whether they’re breathing or not; and Memorial Day is for the real heroes who are in Arlington and in national cemeteries across the country, and in private cemeteries.

To commemorate the brave fallen soldiers, the United States erected memorials on the National Mall, WWII being the last to open in 2004. During his recent visit, the veterans approached the memorial of the Pacific side, whereas when Rusk was the keeper, his group approached on a cold, rainy day in November from the European side.

That day, “we had coppers coming out of the Pentagon to come and mingle with the vets, they had all kinds of braids on their uniforms and scrambled eggs,” he said, using a familiar for the embellished designs. officers’ caps.

Bringing officers from different branches to visit the vets meant a lot to the visitors. “It was good to see him, we had enlisted ranks through admirals and generals.”

The Honor Flights were for those WWII veterans in the first place, to bring them to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial of their brave sacrifice, and those who did not return from that great conflict – before it’s not too late.

Of the three veterans under his charge, he said: “As bad as the weather was, I haven’t heard a single word of complaint from any of them. I think it was a piece of cake compared to what they went through in WWII. My dad was Normandie and Battle of the Bulge, but we were never able to get him to talk about that. WWII vets just didn’t do it, they saw some horrible (stuff).

No stranger to the horrors of the conflict itself, Rusk said of his time in Southeast Asia that there was barbarism on both sides and things happened that no one wants to repeat. “There was shit going on in the jungle on both sides. We tried to do guerrilla warfare like we fought World War II, you can’t do that.

He is grateful that attitudes have changed in recent years and that the perception and reception of Vietnam-era veterans has changed, “from baby killers to heroes.”

After serving 22 years and 22 days, from August 1957 to August 1979, Master Sergeant Rusk called it a career when a final assignment in Berlin came into conflict with his family’s best interests.

He encourages young people to consider the military and suggests that the Air Force and Navy provide the best vocational training for a noncombatant military position. In the military, he noted, you train for ground combat; on a ship, day-to-day ship maintenance translates directly into electrical or technical knowledge much more easily than marksmanship.

He added with a chuckle, “It’s true that you can ‘Join the Navy and see the world’ and get a GI Bill. It’s great, as long as people don’t shoot you.

Brighton aims to welcome tourists with new artwork across the city https://letrasenredadas.com/brighton-aims-to-welcome-tourists-with-new-artwork-across-the-city/ Sat, 28 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/brighton-aims-to-welcome-tourists-with-new-artwork-across-the-city/ THE mayor took a walking tour of the town to see the work of artists and improvements made in an effort to boost tourism.

During the trip, organized by Brighton and Hove Tourism Alliance, Councilor Alan Robins saw new commissions from local artists, met business owners and sight-seeed.

Visual upgrades to welcome visitors include work at Brighton Station, which features a hand-drawn map of the city showing its best-known landmarks displayed on one of the platforms.

The map (left) features landmarks from across the city, including the Palace Pier, with icons featured on the map appearing on any of the station’s platforms, including the one at North Laine (at right)

Malcolm Trollope-Davis, who created it, said: “It’s great to have recognition for all the work that has been done on the map – it took almost two years to do, from research to drawing.

“It’s really nice to help encourage people to come back to Brighton and to be in this particular place is a great stepping stone for me.”

A new poster has also been put up on an old disused station building, welcoming visitors with large print, as well as a gallery of photos taken across the city.

The Argus: The Mayor (left) with Andy Gardner standing by the City Picture Gallery on display at Brighton StationThe Mayor (left) with Andy Gardner standing by the City Picture Gallery on display at Brighton Station

Station manager Andy Gardner said visitors stopped to admire the photos, some of which he himself had taken.

He hopes tourists will return to Brighton this summer, with an increase in passenger numbers.

“Leisure travel is up strongly, especially at weekends, and I think that’s really dynamic in Brighton at the moment,” he said.

The Argus: the new mural on Trafalgar Street, commissioned by Network RailThe new mural on Trafalgar Street, commissioned by Network Rail

A new mural commissioned by Network Rail has also brightened up Trafalgar Street next to the station, with new performance space unveiled along the route, which the Tourism Alliance hopes will help improve the area.

Musician Sadie Horler said the space provides an ideal platform for performers, with space for visitors to sit and enjoy the music.

She said: “Brighton is very good at busking and I think it’s good that there are lots of different spaces to be creative in, and it’s wonderful that more spaces are popping up.”

The Argus: The Mayor with musician Sadie Horler in the new Trafalgar Street performance spaceThe Mayor with musician Sadie Horler in the new Trafalgar Street performance space

Cllr Robins praised the efforts of the Tourism Alliance, particularly for showcasing works by artists from across the city.

He said: “There is so much talent at Brighton and it’s great to see it showcased.

“It’s very important that we encourage people to come back and enjoy the city and all it has to offer.

“When you come to Brighton you can just walk around, you can get your fill of culture and then pick up some fish and chips on the pier and listen to the sea coming in.”

The commissions come ahead of what is expected to be an eventful summer across Brighton and Hove, including the return of Pride after a two-year hiatus.

Cllr Robins expressed his pleasure to see visitors and residents returning and enjoying what the city has to offer, after two difficult years due to coronavirus restrictions.

He said: “It’s great to see people going out and people enjoying the sunshine and the freedom they have now, and not feeling like they have to be indoors or wear a mask. It’s so good to be back to normal and enjoying what we want to do.

The Argus: Anne Ackord (left), with the Mayor and Mayoress on Brighton Palace PierAnne Ackord (left), with the Mayor and Mayoress on Brighton Palace Pier

Anne Ackord, Chair of the Brighton and Hove Tourism Alliance and Chief Executive of the Brighton Pier Group, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and his party to the pier as they tour around Brighton and Hove to see a part of the work of the Tourism Alliance.

“It is extremely important that the city be at its best and equally important to promote the skills of local artists of all genres.

“The city and its businesses face a huge challenge in recovering from the economic effects of the pandemic, and all the work done recently to improve the city’s presentation is a welcome contribution to that effort.”

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more https://letrasenredadas.com/hyundai-venue-facelift-expected-changes-and-more/ Thu, 26 May 2022 05:36:30 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/hyundai-venue-facelift-expected-changes-and-more/

Although the Hyundai Venue is still considered one of the most complete SUVs and a decent seller in its segment, Hyundai decided to update the Hyundai Venue SUV. This will help Hyundai improve its sales and further improve its market share in the Indian automobile market.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

As expected for any facelifted model, the upcoming facelifted version of the Hyundai Venue will feature significant exterior and interior changes. These changes will be made to bring the site much more in line with current design language.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

Starting with the exterior, the upcoming facelifted version of Hyundai Venue is very likely to feature Hyundai’s chrome waterfall grille. This change alone will add a lot more presence to Hyundai’s sub-4m SUV.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

Other changes to the front will include a revised front bumper, a pair of new LED projector headlights with LED DRLs, a set of new alloy wheels and a pair of slightly different and more prominent roof rails.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

Coming to the rear of the upcoming facelifted version of the Hyundai Venue, the SUV will get a pair of new LED taillights with a ‘Z’ pattern and ‘VENUE’ lettering in the centre. All of these changes will make the new upcoming Hyundai Venue a bit more modern and substantial compared to the outgoing version of the SUV.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

Inside, the next facelifted version of the Hyundai Venue SUV will likely feature a redesigned dashboard and will also feature a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. Other interior changes will include a new digital instrument cluster, new upholstery and an improved feature list.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

Speaking of features, the next facelifted version of the Hyundai Venue is likely to come with features like an upgraded BOSE sound system, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control, sunroof, wireless charging, connected car, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and much more.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

In terms of safety features, we expect to see 6 airbags as standard equipment on all variants, ABS, EBS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and more.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

However, we expect the engine lineup to be very similar to the outgoing model. This includes two gasoline engines and an optional diesel. The base 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 81.86 hp of peak power and 116 Nm of peak torque, while the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 118.35 hp of peak power and 175 Nm of torque. maximum torque.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

On the other hand, the 1.5 liter diesel unit produces 98.63 hp of maximum power and 245 Nm of maximum torque. Other than that, the gearbox options will likely be the same as well.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

At present, the Hyundai Venue range starts from Rs 7.11 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and we expect a marginal price increase for the upcoming facelifted version of the SUV.

Hyundai Venue Facelift: Expected changes and more

Thoughts on the upcoming facelifted Hyundai Venue

Although the Hyundai Venue is one of the most comprehensive SUVs and a decent seller in its segment, the upcoming facelifted version of the Hyundai Venue SUV will help the South Korean automaker improve its sales and market share in the Indian market. .

The man behind the Tunbridge Wells ‘buddi bench’ that’s got strangers talking https://letrasenredadas.com/the-man-behind-the-tunbridge-wells-buddi-bench-thats-got-strangers-talking/ Sat, 21 May 2022 13:39:14 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/the-man-behind-the-tunbridge-wells-buddi-bench-thats-got-strangers-talking/

The man behind the ‘buddi bench’ in a park in Tunbridge Wells has spoken candidly about what he hopes he will achieve and why he wanted to do it. Seth Hunter, 46, who lives in the town, paid £900 for the Calverley Grounds bench after going to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council with his idea.

He said the purpose of the seat, which officially launched on Sunday, May 15, is to allow people to have 10-minute conversations with strangers and feel better about the interaction. Kent Live took to the bench for a 10-minute interview with Seth to find out more.

“I moved to Tunbridge Wells before Covid. I was working from home and didn’t really know anyone. My sister lives here. But I was a bit isolated. What I really wanted was a lot of small talk. “

READ MORE: The quick-thinking Tunbridge Wells taxi driver who dialed 999 when he saw what was happening

“I didn’t want hours of intensity. I’ve done that in other jobs. I just wanted to talk about the weather and share a nugget, like ‘have you seen that movie, read that book?’

“I got a puppy about 10 months ago in May and it’s like being a member of a club you never knew existed. No dog walker walks by without saying hello. I thought that was good. The key to the success of the bench is that you have a handrail and a ramp.”

“Sitting on the bench gives people permission to talk to you, to start. The starting ramp is that you might not want to talk for more than 10 minutes, so you can say ‘I have to go, the cleaners are coming “or something like that. Starting Ramp,” said Seth, whose parents gave him his unusual name because when they lived in Boulder, Colorado he was as familiar as “John or Michael,” said Seth.

Seth has a fascinating background and although modest, he’s clearly used to helping others – and it’s in his DNA. His mother Margaret Smallbone is a child psychotherapist and his sister, Natascha Fulford, a special education teacher for children with learning difficulties.

Seth Hunter and his Springer Spaniel pup May live in Tunbridge Wells and brought the ‘bench buddi’ to a city park

His father, who was a director of a social worker, “a really good guy” was diagnosed with what was then called manic depression and also had addiction issues. Unfortunately, he committed suicide, which made Seth sensitive to the well-being of others. Seth worked for the Centrepoint charity from the age of 18 and ran homeless shelters, including the 80-bed one at Convent Garden. He also co-founded and managed The Dragon Cafe in Southwark, which is described on its website as “a highly effective creative and social antidote to loneliness and isolation”.

He said shelter management was “heavy” due to some problems in the capital. Now, with “some savings”, he wants to help others as an individual, which gives him the freedom to work on his own projects, like his first bench buddi.

READ MORE: ‘Visited Wetherpoon’s fanciest pub in Tunbridge Wells and won’t be going back’

The bench is solid “sustainably sourced” oak with hand chiselled lettering. His attention to every detail is evident when the “user-friendly” font was underlined – “it’s sanscript,” he said, running his fingers along the engraving.

He’s a great character but he said he didn’t want the bench to be the “Seth show”. Indeed, he admitted, despite appearances, he can find long interactions anxiety-provoking and sometimes tiring.

Admit loneliness

When Kent Live visited the bench, it was clear people were drawn to him, as during our interview many people stopped by to chat. Seth intends to be on the bench – for a 10 minute chat of course – for an hour a day for the rest of May, right now it’s 12-1pm, but he can do a 7-8am slot and an evening slot, in an attempt to talk to different people.

Then he will decide how best to proceed. “I want to de-stigmatize the need to talk to people. This need knows no class, age, race. You don’t even have to feel alone to want to talk – we are workhorses. We want interact.”

“I don’t know anyone who doesn’t admit to wanting to talk about something. Sometimes it can be easier to talk to a random stranger about something. It’s that neutrality. You might never see them again,” said Seth, who says he has “fantastic” friends and family.

READ MORE: Visited Tunbridge Wells after 10 years and was pleasantly surprised

Due to his previous work with charities and vulnerable people, he is well aware of protection issues, so the bench is aimed at adults. He’s not “heavily into” social media, preferring to see people face-to-face. He is also not a fan of certain behaviors on these platforms.

“I don’t think that necessarily encourages people to be nice. Why would I put that on myself? So 50 people can say something hurtful? I’d rather focus on what we have in common than about what differences we may have,” he said. mentioned.

He said that in his first hour-long sessions, he chatted with about five people each day. “I’m in on it. My analogy is nobody wants to be the first person on the dance floor. I’m terrified of dancing. You might not think so, but I am.

“No one wants to be first but when they do, everyone gets up. I’m the first person on the dance floor here on this bench, but I want to encourage everyone to get up for a boogie!” he said.

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]]> Spec Comparison – Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo vs Kia Seltos X Line https://letrasenredadas.com/spec-comparison-skoda-kushaq-monte-carlo-vs-kia-seltos-x-line/ Fri, 20 May 2022 05:26:15 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/spec-comparison-skoda-kushaq-monte-carlo-vs-kia-seltos-x-line/

The current batch of new car buyers in India are looking for a feature-rich variant with distinctive styling cues. In an effort to meet this growing demand, automakers like Skoda and Kia have introduced special edition versions in the form of the Kushaq Monte Carlo and Seltos X Line, respectively. Read below to learn more about the main differences between these two models.


The recently launched Kushaq Monte Carlo gets gloss black surrounds around the butterfly-pattern multi-blade grille, instead of the chrome finish of the regular version. In addition, the fascia is highlighted by a gloss black front diffuser. As for the sides, the Kushaq Monte Carlo rolls on a set of 17-inch two-tone Vega alloy wheels from the Octavia vRS 245. Additionally, the 1.5-liter TSI version gets red brake calipers, while the 1.0 liter TSI gets black calipers. To complete the overall sporty styling element, the Kushaq Monte Carlo receives a gloss carbon steel roof with matte black roof rails, Monte Carlo fender trim and chrome inserts on the door handle. The rear is highlighted by shiny black inscriptions of the letters Skoda and Kushaq.

Three-quarter front right

In September 2021, Kia introduced the Seltos X Line in the country. This top-of-the-line model benefits from a segment-first matte paint scheme called “Xclusive Matte Graphite”. The SUV rolls on a set of 18-inch wheels with blacked-out chrome accents around the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle also gets orange accents around the bumpers as well as the side moldings.



The Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo receives two-tone red and black upholstery and Monte Carlo lettering on the headrests. In addition, the vehicle receives aluminum pedals and red mood lighting on the passenger side of the dashboard which underlines its sporty character. Additionally, the vehicle gets red stitching on the door armrest as well as the center armrest. The SUV gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Skoda Play apps in a red theme. Interestingly, it also gets an eight-inch all-digital dashboard from the Slavia midsize sedan.


The interior of the Seltos X Line isn’t too different from the regular model except for the revised upholstery in a new blue shade called Indigo Pera. Additionally, the seats and door cushions also receive distinctive gray stitching. Since the X Line is based on the top-end GT Line variant, it offers features like a wireless charger, 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats, and more.


The Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo edition is available in two gasoline engine options. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine produces 114 hp between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm and 178 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. This engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission options and it also benefits from start and stop recuperation to deliver better fuel efficiency figures. On the other hand, the 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI engine generates 148 hp between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. This engine is available in six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG options.

Unlike the Kushaq Monte Carlo which is limited to two petrol engine options, the Seltos X Line is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 113 PS and 250 Nm of torque, while the 1.4-litre T-GDI version generates 138 PS at 6,000 rpm and 242 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. Both engine options get an automatic transmission.


The Kushaq is available at a starting price of Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for the 1.5 TSI automatic. On the other hand, the Seltos X Line petrol and diesel automatic variants are priced at Rs 18.15 lakh (ex-showroom). Of the two cars, the Kushaq Monte Carlo spoils you with choices and is also competitively priced, however, it lacks the diesel option which is available in the Seltos X Line. Therefore, based on individual preferences, customers can opt for one or the other.

Announcing the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients – The Columbia Chronicle https://letrasenredadas.com/announcing-the-2022-excellence-in-teaching-award-recipients-the-columbia-chronicle/ Tue, 17 May 2022 21:51:53 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/announcing-the-2022-excellence-in-teaching-award-recipients-the-columbia-chronicle/
Elias Gonzalez

Senior Vice President and Vice President Marcella David announced the four recipients of Columbia’s 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award earlier this month.

She also noted that all four have fascinating teaching ideologies that have helped students embrace the spirit and passion they each have for their respective subjects.

Susan Kerns, Associate Professor, Film and Television Arts

Originally from Iowa, Kerns wanted to teach since she was little. Kerns said she fondly remembers a teacher who gave her unused worksheets that she used play “school” with during summer.

“It seemed strangely magical,” said Kerns, who is also associate chair of her department. “It was something that stuck with me that education could be exciting and fun and it could be play. It didn’t just have to take place in a proper classroom.

Today in Kerns’ class she said the students helped her see professionalism in the film industry differently.

“Filmmaking can be kind of a dream job; there are usually bad behaviors that people [in the industry] let it go and the next generation won’t have it, and I think that’s great. It was great to work with younger people because they keep me on my toes when it comes to my assumptions about what professionalism is,” Kerns said.

Kerns also teaches film and media theory at Columbia.

“I love teaching theory,” Kerns said. “It opens students’ eyes to seeing films and the content they deal with, the way they are shot, the way they are put together and their relationship to society.”

Tasha Oren was Kerns’ Ph.D. to advise from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Catherine MacGillivray was Kerns’ master’s advisor at the University of Northern Iowa. Kerns said she credits both mentors for why she received the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Be recognized as one of the Excellence in Teaching Awards recipients feel good, Kerns said. She said she bought a new dress as a reward for her win because she thinks it’s important to celebrate achievements.

Jackie Spinner, Associate Professor, Communications

“I’m grateful for the recognition,” Spinner said. “Especially in the last two years of the pandemic.”

spinner said it three children aged three, seven and nine influenced her growth as a teacher during “incredibly difficult times” for students and teachers.

Spinner said humanity is a two-way street between her and her students and is central to her teaching style.

“I tried to be compassionate in the face of these difficulties, but I also had to ask for grace from my students as I juggled work and life in a pandemic,” Spinner said. “All of this makes the award more meaningful.”

Spinner said Neil Henry, one of them graduate professors at the University of California-Berkeley is a mentor for her.

“Neil was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had,” Spinner said. “Neil’s passion for journalism was contagious, and I hope mine is too.”

Spinner emphasizes journalistic credibility, an ideology that challenges students to think beyond their personal experiences and relate to the experiences of others, arguing that if a journalist loses their credibility, they can never get it back.

“That’s the one area where I’m adamant. You can’t cut corners in journalism when it comes to trust,” Spinner said.

Terri Griffith, Adjunct Faculty Member, Humanities, History and Social Sciences

Since teaching for about 20 years, assistant professor Terri Griffith said she was surprised when she received the Excellence in Teaching Award – the first time she received an award from the college.

“In some ways, I don’t think it’s fair to have received this award when I did because everyone worked so hard during the pandemic,” Griffith said.

Griffith, who also teaches in the Art and art history, noted the support of that of the department Associate President, Joan Giroux, for helping her extend her teaching through the college. Griffith planned for Queer visual culture lessons during the pandemic and also worked to develop classes around LGBTQ+ activism and history in discussion-based classes.

“I learned that for many [my] students, the classroom might be the only place they went out,” Griffith said. “It’s their only safe space…I’ve had more than one student who didn’t speak on Zoom and only participated in the chat because they were in a house where they couldn’t chat these things out loud.”

While Griffith said being recognized now is meaningful, she also said “everyone has won this trophy” for their work on the pandemic.

Chris Eliopoulos, Associate Professor of Education, Design

Associate Professor Chris Eliopoulos is a professional illustrator and cartoonist. He teaches illustration, digital illustration, children’s books and cartooning classes in middle school.

The award committee said Eliopoulos’ encouragement of the importance of student mental health, combined with positive reinforcement through creative engagement, was key to being chosen as the recipient.

Eliopoulos, a 2007 graduate who studied fine arts, previously worked as editor of the Columbia Chronicle from 2012 to 2014.

Eliopoulos clients and publishers include Disney Animation Studios, Nickelodeon and Simon and Schuster.

The Teaching Award Committee is made up of Associate Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Professor Elizabeth Davis Berg, Associate Professor Anne Marie Mitchell, Assistant Professor Khalid Long, Assistant Professor Florian Hollerweger and Assistant Professor Onur Ozturk. Adjunct faculty members Kristi Bramlett and Jeffery Christian are also on the committee. Ames Hawkins is an ex officio member.

Quentin Coulombier on the art of designing film titles https://letrasenredadas.com/quentin-coulombier-on-the-art-of-designing-film-titles/ Mon, 16 May 2022 09:57:31 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/quentin-coulombier-on-the-art-of-designing-film-titles/

True to his cinematographic training, Quentin Coulombier likes to set the scene for a discussion around typography: “Sunday evening – 9:23 p.m.; looking for a good movie to watch, browsing streaming sites, pages full of posters. Some of them will hold your attention more than others. In this situation, Quentin argues that the typography used on movie posters is just as important, or almost as important as the imagery.

In fact, Quentin would go so far as to argue that typography should be considered along with sound and image as the third crucial ingredient in the art of cinema. With his experience creating lettering for a wide range of film projects (Larry Clark’s latest film among them), he’s quite the expert on the subject. Along with hands-on experience, the typographer wrote his master’s thesis on the myriad uses of typography in film. It’s a font of knowledge when it comes to movie fonts, so we decided to trust it.

The first thing he emphasizes are the easiest typographical elements to miss from a film – the sign on a storefront, graffiti on a wall, a train ticket or a handwritten letter . “As a background entity, it may just be there, not essential to understanding the story,” says Quentin. Creating eye-catching type in this context isn’t necessarily the goal, rather it should blend into the background, adding the final veneer to the fictional world constructed in a film. “They are necessary for the projection of the spectator in an atmosphere of everyday life”, he adds. “Text and fonts are there to help invoke or revoke the notion of reality, to shape fiction.”

Then there is the text that is added to the images, for example the opening sequences, “where the titles, quotes or summaries certainly help to lay the foundations of the narration”. It’s Quentin’s specialty. When he designed the title of Larry Clarke’s latest film A day in a life, he notes that while the “shapes of the letters” are the most obvious thing to consider, they were not necessarily the most important. When you design a title for a film, it’s also about time and rhythm, space and composition,” he says. In that sense, it’s very different from working within the 2D confines of a movie poster, where composing an eye-catching yet static format is the primary concern.

Jesse Danna, Jesuit baseball star, LSU and Pelicans, has been a winner at every level – Crescent City Sports https://letrasenredadas.com/jesse-danna-jesuit-baseball-star-lsu-and-pelicans-has-been-a-winner-at-every-level-crescent-city-sports/ Sat, 14 May 2022 17:08:30 +0000 https://letrasenredadas.com/jesse-danna-jesuit-baseball-star-lsu-and-pelicans-has-been-a-winner-at-every-level-crescent-city-sports/
Jesse Danna with an LSU 1939 SEC Championship baseball.

Jesse Danna was a boxing champion at 15, but it was ultimately in baseball that he made his mark. He was a champion in a lightweight boxing division, but when it came to throwing a baseball, he was a real heavyweight.

The little southpaw was his team’s top pitcher at every level of competition, including high school, American Legion, college and the pro ranks.

Danna first appeared in the New Orleans sports pages in 1933 as a competitive boxer at St. Aloysius High School. The 15-year-old fought in the 112-pound class, recording four knockouts in ten winning decisions leading into the state tournament. The scrappy freshman won the state title with five wins in his weight classification.

Danna swapped his boxing gloves for a baseball glove in the summer of 1933 when he was an outfielder for the St. Aloysius-based American Legion team.

After transferring to Jesuit High School, Danna played for their Legion team in 1934, becoming the go-to pitcher in coach Gernon Brown’s critical games. Danna was the winning pitcher in the City, South Louisiana, and State playoff games as the Jesuits won the state Legion title.

The Blue Jays moved through the Sixth Regional Tournament in Little Rock, followed by the Western Division where Danna beat Wichita and Seattle. Jesuit earned a spot in the Legion World Series in Chicago. After defeating Cumberland, Maryland, in the first contest for the Jesuits’ 18th straight win of the season, Danna lost a 13-inning heartbreaker in Game 2. Cumberland defeated Jesuit in the deciding championship match.

Danna was a second-team All-Prep player for Jesuit High in 1935, when the Blue Jays won the city and state championships.

The Jesuit went undefeated in 1936 and won both city and state prep titles. The team featured eleven players who earned All-Prep honors, including Danna and seven other first-team members. The Blue Jays had seven future professional players, including major leaguers Charlie Gilbert, “Fats” Dantonio and Connie Ryan, as well as future major league scout George Digby. The 1936 team was ranked the best high school team of all time in the New Orleans area by the Timetable-Picayune in 2003.

Danna enrolled at LSU in 1937 and played a freshman ball season followed by three-year lettering on the varsity team. He quickly established himself in trainer Harry Rabenhorst’s starting rotation.

As a junior in 1939, the little southpaw helped the Tigers win their first SEC baseball championship with a 10-2 conference record. Danna was credited with five of the wins. He posted fifteen strikeouts in one of his wins. During his senior season, the Timetable-Picayune called Danna “one of the greatest pitchers in Louisiana State college baseball history.”

Danna enrolled in medical school in the fall of 1940, a promise he made to his father. After seeing a scouting report, Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher asked Danna to join the team at the end of the 1941 season. He stayed for six weeks but never signed a contract with the Dodgers. .

After convincing his father to try professional baseball, Danna signed with the New York Giants in 1942 and was first assigned to their Jersey City branch of the International League. His contract included a $5,000 bonus if he stayed with the team before July 1. However, the Giants released him before then. He signed with the Atlanta Crackers mid-season but broke his left hand when hit by a line drive. When Atlanta wanted to send him to a lower ranking to rehabilitate, he exercised an option in his contract to have him released if he did not play for Atlanta. Danna returned home to New Orleans where he signed with the Pelicans, then affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals, for the remainder of the season. He won just two of 11 decisions for the entire season.

The New Orleans Pelicans, an affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1943, offered Danna a comeback contract. He had a stellar year with a league-leading 22 wins and only 7 losses. He posted a 3.16 ERA, slightly behind Ed Lopat’s league-leading 3.05. He was the last Pelicans pitcher to win 20 or more games. Danna’s catcher with the Pelicans was her former Jesuit teammate “Fats” Dantonio. The Pelicans finished in second place, four games behind the Nashville Vols. It was their best result since 1935. The Pelicans lost the playoffs in five games against Nashville.

Over the winter, Danna took a job with Pendleton Shipyards in New Orleans, where he also played for their semi-pro team. In late April 1944, he signed with the Pelicans, but his season was not as favorable as the previous year, as he finished with an 11-18 record for the last-placed Pelicans.

Danna won 17 games for fourth-place New Orleans in 1945. The Pelicans advanced to the playoffs and upset the league-leading Atlanta Crackers in the first round, with Danna earning two of the wins. But the Pels ended up losing to Mobile in the final round.

The Pelicans repeated their fourth-place finish in 1946, with Danna leading the team with 15 wins. The Pelicans, who had become an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, pushed regular-season champion Mobile to seven games in the first round of the playoffs, but ended up losing. Danna received votes for MVP honors from the Southern Association.

After starting the 1947 season with the Pelicans with a 4-4 record, Danna was released to lead the Class D Valley Rebels (Georgia) in the Georgia-Alabama League. He was also on the list as a player. He finished with an 18-6 record and led the league with a 2.15 ERA in about half a season. Valley finished in third place and went on to win the playoffs against Opelika. Danna’s brother, Charlie, was the team’s catcher. They were both named to the league’s post-season all-star team.

A well-respected coach in the Georgia-Alabama League, Danna was offered another contract as Valley’s skipper in 1948. He was credited with turning young, inexperienced pitchers into winners. He had no problem inserting his own name into the roster, as he posted a 22-6 record and a 2.06 ERA. He was the winning pitcher at both ends of a doubleheader three times. The team finished in first place in the regular season and won the playoffs by defeating Newnan in the first round and sweeping Carrollton in four games in the Finals. The Danna Brothers appeared in a mid-season All-Star Game pitting Alabama players against their Georgia foes.

Following her success over the previous two years with Valley, Danna had ambitions to rise through the ranks as a manager in the professional ranks. Valley President Fob James had nothing but praise for Danna, “Jesse is a good discipliner and a smart baseball man. His 1948 club was made up largely of rookies sent to the club by the Boston Red Sox. Big league scouts and other former baseball men say Danna did a great job teaching these rookies baseball like you would find at any professional baseball club.

However, with Valley in last place in mid-May 1949, Danna was released as manager, ending his hope of managing at higher levels. For the rest of the season, he was able to become a player with Class C Thibodaux in the Evangeline League and then Class C Helena in the Cotton States League. It was the last season of his career.

Danna’s minor league career record was 113-81, including 69 wins with the Pelicans.

New Orleans native George Strickland, Danna’s teammate with the Pelicans and later a major league player and manager with the Cleveland Indians, had the following assessment of Danna: “He didn’t throw particularly hard. . It was a type of control. I think he might trap you. He might throw it next to you if you looked at enough junk.

Danna used his managerial experience to coach the NORD-DH Holmes team to National Rookie League national championships in 1954 and 1955. He was inducted into the Diamond Club Hall of Fame in 1975.

In 2005, Danna died at age 87.