MONTREAL • Montreal - the Canadian city that spawned the global juggernaut Cirque du Soleil - has once again reimagined the circus, this time tapping into the rich animation and video game production talent found in the Quebec metropolis. In the old port district, between a giant bridge over the Saint Lawrence River and a Ferris wheel, two strange white pyramids sprouted up this summer - an edgy 21st-century big top. They are part of the latest act from Mr Guy Laliberte, founder of the venerable Cirque du Soleil who, after selling his company to Chinese and American investors in 2015, started a new venture: Lune Rouge (Red Moon). That company is behind the strange pyramids of PY1, a show that blends acrobatics and multi-media flair with vibrant sounds, lasers, 360-degree projections and special effects. "Montreal is undeniably the circus capital of the world, but is also becoming known as a hub for creative entertainment," says Lune Rouge's artistic director Jean Guibert. Its … [Read more...] about Mixing acrobatics and multimedia in Montreal
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PARIS: Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did.That's the ambiguous and - for many on either side of this meaty issue - unsatisfying conclusion of the most comprehensive report ever compiled on the link between climate change and how we feed ourselves, released Thursday (Aug 8) by the United Nations.The core findings are crystal clear: Climate change is threatening the world's food supply, even as the way we produce food fuels global warming.Rising temperatures in tropical zones are starting to shrink yields, displace staple crops, and sap essential nutrients from food plants.At the same time, the global food system - from farm to food court - accounts for at least a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.With two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century, it cannot simply be scaled up without pushing Earth's thermometer deep into the red zone, according to the … [Read more...] about Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?
ZAMBROW, Poland (AFP) - Polish inventor and entrepreneur Jerzy Wysocki catches a brown plate - still warm - as it drops out of a machine and he begins to eat the crunchy, fibrous tableware. "A pork chop will always be more delicious on this wheat bran plate than on plastic," says Mr Wysocki with a big grin at the Biotrem factory in Zambrow in north-east Poland. Taking a bite, the plate does not have much of a flavour. It calls to mind dry cereal flakes or maybe what you would imagine cardboard to taste like. But Mr Wysocki says what matters is the tableware is biodegradable. The sexagenarian invented the plate some 15 years ago, and today Biotrem makes around 15 million of them a year. That figure could soon skyrocket thanks to a decision by the European Union to ban plastic plates and cutlery starting in 2021. A son and grandson of millers, Mr Wysocki got the idea for the tableware when he was looking to use up the leftovers of flour production, which take up a lot of space. But he … [Read more...] about You can have your plate and eat it too, says Polish inventor
The young widow is haunted by the last conversation she had with her husband Hari Singh, an Indian army commando posted to trouble-torn Kashmir.As he was due to return to their village of Rajgarh in northern Haryana state soon, they were discussing how to celebrate their son's first birthday. "We spoke about what to do for the birthday. He was about to come home on leave in a few days for his son's birthday," said Mrs Radha Singh, 20, as she tried to hold back her tears. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work Exclusive stories and features on multiple devicesIn-depth analyses and opinion piecesePaper and award-winning multimedia content Subscribe Now … [Read more...] about Mixing military and politics a worry for Indian soldiers