PHOTO MOMENT: Leicester City’s Premier League win

 

A poster circulated on social media commemorating English football team Leicester City F.C.‘s first ever win of the Barclays Premier League, after winning on points. Adorned in the blue and white livery of the Foxes, the poster also shows the names and years of previous BPL cup lifters.

 

IMAGE CREDITS:
Sunny Atwal. 

CANINE VISUAL CHALLENGE: Find the sleeping Pluto

 

Now here’s a Bank Holiday challenge for you here at the Half-Eaten Mind. We took an unscheduled trip to Disneyland and enlisted the help of the ever excitable Pluto. All you need to do to pass this challenge is to look at the sea of happy dog faces above. However, one of the dogs appears to have fallen asleep in the parade. We can’t seem to figure which one of these adorable cartoon pooches has dropped off to Noddyland, so can you find it?

Feel free to leave your answer in the comments section. All the best!

IMAGE CREDITS:
Via Annie Wiebe and Marie Hiles.

SULLEE J: Bad Habits

 

Accomplished Baltimore rapper Sullee J returns with a new single as he recently announced his new signing with Bogish Brand Ent. in the United States. This new track is entitled ‘Bad Habits’ and sees Sullee J pay homage to his Pakistani heritage by dropping a bilingual flow in English and Urdu, the national langauge of Pakistan, of which Sullee is a fluent speaker.

Bad Habits, also called ‘Old Habits’, or in Urdu ‘Jiyu Kaise’ speaks on the battles between culture and politics. Produced by AnnoDominiBeats, the music video starts off with the sights of the once-glorious city of Detroit, the erstwhile ‘Motor City‘ of the Americas. Sullee J appears near some cool street art and immediately drops some Urdu lyrics with his unmistakable delivery and raw emotion, before moving onto English. It is a powerful song, which speaks of the bad and good of human society and the struggle of existence in an international theatre of hate and war, interspersed with video and news footage of the tragedies unfolding in the Middle East, some of which is raw and unsettling for some viewers. 

Some words extracted from the hook which Sullee J has translated especially are “How can I live like this? am I also suppose to break hearts, or help join them? Everywhere I look, it always seems corrupt, it feels like this whole life is a game, and people will do whatever to win in it, How can I live like this?”

Bad Habits is now out on YouTube and you can download the MP3 version on SoundCloud.

 

 

officialsulleej.com

Twitter: @SulleeJ85

Instagram: @SulleeJ

 

SOURCE:
Team Justice.
IMAGE CREDIT:
SulleeJustice, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/sulleej85

VIDEO MOMENT: Gigglebiz

 

 

This little lad has an unbelievable laugh.

Share this with a mate who laughs funny.

Hurr-hurr-durr-durr…. snooooort!!

 

VIDEO CREDITS:
Alia Hellz Bachell.
America’s Funniest Home Videos, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/AFV/
UNILAD, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/

 

BAFTA: Guru LIVE sessions this bank holiday weekend

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London, UNITED KINGDOM
VIJAY SHAH via BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is organising a special series of sessions to offer the latest tips and advice for people working in the industries of film, television and game design this month. The academy, well-known for its yearly televised BAFTA Awards honouring the best in British television, has unveiled ‘Guru LIVE’. This is three days of talks and discussion panels with leading lights in the media industry.

The event, which takes place in London over the May Bank Holiday weekend from April 30th to May 2nd, will see attendees receive advice and insights in their chosen industry from BAFTA Award winners, nominees and the Academy’s industrial partners.

BAFTA have also released a YouTube trailer to encourage people starting out in the creative industries to come and bring their ideas and how to get a foot in the door.

Tickets cost only £6 per session, making Guru LIVE ideal for students on a tight budget.

BAFTA is a independent charity that support and nurtures film and TV talent and production in the U.K.,  by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. It offers training and networking opportunities via workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the U.K. and abroad in Los Angeles and New York, U.S.A.

SOURCES:
HEM Businesses, The Half-Eaten Mind, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/halfeatenmind/lists/hem-businesses
Film London, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/Film_London
BAFTA Guru, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/BAFTAGuru
“Guru LIVE” – Guru, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) http://guru.bafta.org/live
“About” – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) http://www.bafta.org/about
VIDEO CREDIT:
“Kick-start your career in film, TV or games with Guru Live!” – BAFTA Guru, YouTube GB (1 March 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FooLCR4nxSw

BAGOOADUTH KALLOOA: The Mauritian of many talents

Flacq, MAURITIUS
VIJAY SHAH via Le Défi Media

The small Indian Ocean island of Mauritius may not have the clout of many other much larger countries when it comes to producing people that can be defined as ‘great’ and ‘multitalented’, but that does not mean that Mauritians are not capable of reaching those dizzy heights.

Enter Bagooaduth Kallooa. He has been described by Le Defi, one of Mauritius’ most widely read newspapers, as ‘a man of many talents’. He began his working life as a nurse working in patient care on the west coast of Mauritius, inspired by his humble origins, and his desire to help the poorer parts of society who rely on the island republic’s government-run hospitals. Kallooa’s talent and professionalism was quickly noticed by the health managers of Flacq Hospital, who readily promoted Kallooa to the position of head nurse, a role he still holds.

Bagooaduth Kallooa – second VP of the ICN and head nurse at Flacq Hospital in Mauritius – (c) Le Defi Media

Bagooaduth Kallooa also became keenly involved in the local trade union movement, as he understood the importance and hard work of looking after patients, where there is a major requirement of patience, sacrifice and a good dose of determination to heal the sick. He also understood, as a nurse himself, that he and his colleagues worked tirelessly and selflessly under very trying conditions, and he personally felt saddened by the negative and abusive attitude shown by some members of the public towards caregivers and other medical professionals just trying to do their job. Kallooa began organising trade union activities to protest against the difficult conditions nurses endure, as well as trying to build unions that are there “24/7” for their members and at the same time avoid the militant unionism that has annoyed many ordinary Mauritians in the past.

More than thirty years after Kallooa began his nursing journey, things have gone full circle for the multi-talented health professional, who also a keen photographer, sculptor and painter. He is the first Mauritian to be elected as Second Vice President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). The ICN, founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1899 is a non-governmental organisation made up of worldwide national nursing organisations. It works to promote and guarantee the quality of patient care, lobbies for sound healthcare policies and to make strides in improving and developing the teaching of the profession. It currently has 16 million members in 137. Kallooa will have joint responsibility for the ICN’s activities in the Africa region, according to Le Défi.

Despite his keen involvement in a busy career and his new promotion to the ICN, Kallooa finds time to draw on his many creative talents. He practices painting, sculpture and photography, receiving several international awards for his photo work alone, including one memorable gong from the Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation, relating to a photography project he did on the theme of communication . He has exhibited his creations all over Mauritius and the world alongside the Alliance Française, often based on his observations of everyday mundane life, and in 2015, Kallooa travelled to China to showcase a photo exhibition of children he took pictures of in different countries over a span of 25 years. He donated the proceeds of the Chinese exhibition to the Girls Child Education Fund (GCEF), a charity that promotes the education of orphans internationally.

Kallooa is a shining example of not only the talents and determinations of Mauritius’ people, but also a solid lesson in how working hard and using your skills and talents to benefit others is in itself a blessing.

SOURCES:
Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984
Le Défi Media Group, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/defimediagroup
“BAGOOADUTH KALLOOA: L’HOMME AUX MULTIPLES TALENTS” – Mario Boutia, LeDefi Media Group (23 April 2016) http://defimedia.info/bagooaduth-kallooa-lhomme-aux-multiples-talents-26161/
IMAGE CREDIT:
“BAGOOADUTH KALLOOA: L’HOMME AUX MULTIPLES TALENTS” – Mario Boutia, LeDefi Media Group (23 April 2016) http://defimedia.info/bagooaduth-kallooa-lhomme-aux-multiples-talents-26161/

HUMOUR MOMENT: Three drunks and the taxi

 

A little amusing joke to kick off your Sunday.

IMAGE CREDITS:
Tintu-Mon, Facebook, Facebook Inc.  https://www.facebook.com/mrtintumon/?fref=photo
Marie Hiles.

PHOTO MOMENT: Sheldon’s Catzinga

 

Cats make wonderful companions. They don’t argue or question my intellectual authority.

 

The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper is clearly a cat person. 

I originally shared this image on my Facebook account on the 16th April 2013.

In other news, the Half-Eaten Mind turned 4 yesterday. Happy birthday to us:)

IMAGE CREDITS:
a passion for procrastination, Svetlana http://sheldony.tumblr.com/
Sheldon Cooper, Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/Sheldon-Cooper-23519525029/?fref=photo

SULLEE J: Lebanese Tweety ft. Sullee J – Anyway

 

Baltimore rapper of many styles and hues Sullee J is back with a new single “Anyway”, featuring the elegant lyrical talents of Chicago-based singer Lebanese Tweety. The slick video, produced by Michael ‘G-Nut’ Flores, was shot at the beautiful Lake Shore area of Chicago.

Anyway defines the very essence of a modern relationship and what people call “love”. It also talks candidly of the emotional effects of breakups and the importance of understanding  and being there for each other.

The new track by Lebanese Tweety and Sullee J is now available on YouTube and SoundCloud.

@LebaneseTweety

@SulleeJ85

http://officialsulleej.com/

SOURCES/IMAGE CREDIT:
Sullee J Management.

NAGORNO KARABAKH: 30 killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash

Baku, AZERBAIJAN
VIJAY SHAH via ASSOCIATED PRESS & MASHABLE

At least 30 people have been reported killed in a border clash between bitter enemies and Caucasus neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, Mashable UK reported today.

Heavy fighting over the landlocked region, which lies in the south Caucasus between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, and which is governed autonomously by Armenia and claimed by Azerbaijan, erupted this Saturday. Most of the deaths were military, but one boy was also reported killed.

Location of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Location of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nagorno Karabakh was the scene of a devastating war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which began shortly after the two countries separated from the USSR in the early 1990s. That war ended in 1994, but minor clashes between the Armenian and Azeri armies as well as strong nationalist rhetoric from both sides over Nagorno still continues.

Both sides held each other accountable for the Saturday incident. The Azerbaijani defence ministry did release a statement on the battle, where it claimed 12 of its soldiers were ‘martyred’ and that the Azeri army also killed 100 Armenian forces, destroyed six tanks and 15 artillery positions, meanwhile losing one helicopter, however this has not been confirmed by outside observers.

President of ArmeniaSerzh Sargsyan, is said to have informed the Armenian national security council that 18 Armenian soldiers were killed and 35 wounded. Armenia in turn, disputed Azerbaijani claims over its death toll from Saturday’s clashes, sating earlier that it had inflicted ‘heavy damage’ on Azerbaijani forces, while the Nagorno Karabakh defence ministry stated that 200 Azeri soldiers had died. No official outside confirmation of any of these figures has come though yet.

The Armenian defence ministry also said that Azerbaijan attempted to invade the territory with aircraft, tanks and munitions and that “Azerbaijani authorities bear all responsibility for the unprecedentedly supercharged situation.”

Azerbaijan’s defence ministry meanwhile claimed that the fighting this weekend began when Armenian forces fired heavy shells and mortars across the front line, provoking the Azeris. Ministry spokesman Vagif Dargyakhly told The Associated Press that more than 120 shots were fired, some of which hit civilian residential areas.

“This is the most wide-scale military action that Azerbaijan has tried to carry out since the establishment of the 1994 cease-fire regime,” Sargsyan said.

David Babayan, a spokesperson for the President’s office in Nagorno Karabakh, stated that one child was killed and two injured after a Azerbaijani military unit set off a barrage of Grad missiles in the disputed region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has been accused of meddling in the conflict urged all sides to cease firing and “show restraint,” Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. Russia’s foreign and defense ministers contacted their Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts in hopes of calming the conflict, the ministries said.

“The situation along the entire length of the line of opposition between Karabakhi and Azerbaijani armed forces continues to be extremely difficult,” Armenian defense ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told The Associated Press.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement saying that the United States “condemns in the strongest terms the large scale ceasefire violations” along the Nagorno-Karabakh buffer zone, which separates the warring parties.

“We urge the sides to show restraint, avoid further escalation, and strictly adhere to the ceasefire,” Kerry said.

The Nagorno Karabakh area is technically under a ceasefire brokered by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and major world powers. There are now worries among observers that this weekend’s clash could unravel efforts to keep the peace in the Caucasus.

SOURCES:
Google News https://news.google.co.uk/
“At least 30 killed after clash between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces” – Associated Press via Mashable UK – News (3 April 2016) http://mashable.com/2016/04/03/armenian-azerbaijani-forces-clash/#LYgq6YM2rqq6
IMAGE CREDIT:
“File:Location Nagorno-Karabakh en.png” – VartanM. & Kmusser., Wikimedia Commons (1 May 2006) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Location_Nagorno-Karabakh_en.png
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