The Conservative case for foreign aid

first_img City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. However, get aid right, and the effects can be impressive.  Aid isn’t the only driver of progress, of course. It should build upon a climate of free trade, and, as the Save the Children report itself acknowledges, it must be coupled with “strong political will, good governance and economic growth” in order to be successful.  International aid is a relatively fresh concept in economics. The first legal statute dealing expressly with official aid was passed by parliament in the UK in 1929, and it was only in the last half a century that aid has really begun to become the norm.  The number of lives saved by foreign aid is inspiring. According to a Save the Children report from 2012, four million fewer children aged under five died in 2010 than in 1990, while 131 countries now have over 90 per cent immunisation coverage for diphtheria, tetanus, and major preventable childhood diseases such as measles, compared to just 63 in 1990.  whatsapp However, when efforts are made to avoid corruption, aid can work effectively to lift people out of poverty, improve global relations, open up global markets, and even benefit the donor as well as the recipient. Many of these are liberal, exciting, and exactly what is needed to boost the British economy ahead of Brexit – but the very concept of international aid has taken something of a beating.  Thursday 8 August 2019 4:20 am We are still working to make our aid more efficient, more targeted, and more productive, so it is understandable that opposition remains. Main image credit: Getty The Conservative case for foreign aid Matt GillowMatt Gillow is communications & events manager at the British Foreign Policy Group. But the prevailing sentiment in much of the Conservative party that it is a necessary evil whose budget should be kept as slim as possible is fundamentally unfair.  In some cases, the morality angle can create the sense of “us” versus “them”. This is unhelpful; we should instead be making the case for spending based on what it can achieve, and in purely utilitarian terms, foreign aid should be seen as a great way to spend our money.  I’m not calling for a raise in the 0.7 per cent of GDP which we currently spend on aid. As the economy grows, real-terms aid spending will slowly creep up in line with it – without having to divert a bigger slice of the pie. But we should acknowledge that the current figure is fair, productive, and beneficial – and it would be great to have more outward-looking liberals standing up for it. Similarly, aid extended by the UK has had significant public health successes, such as reducing child mortality rates in Nepal and maternal mortality in Bangladesh. Opinioncenter_img People are of course right to demand that international aid should be free of corruption and properly targeted – a far cry from shoddy vanity projects such as a girl band dubbed the Ethiopian Spice Girls, to which the British government contributed £5.2m.  Contenders for the leadership, most notably Esther McVey who is now housing minister, promised to slash the aid budget in order to refocus on priorities at home.  The debate around foreign aid usually centres on the moral case for or against – and the way these arguments are made matters.  Now that the Conservative party leadership contest is over, a raft of new ideas have entered the mainstream policy agenda. whatsapp Share Both Taiwan and South Korea used to receive large amounts of aid from the US. Today, what were once economic basket cases are free-market powerhouses – economies which Britain can and should learn from.  Very few people have been seen proudly making the case for foreign aid. That’s a shame – because not only will targeted international assistance (which is now rightly being tied to the Department for International Trade) be essential in the post-Brexit climate, but it’s clear that aid works when priorities are in the right place.  Aid can also have a dramatic impact beyond the economy when it comes to other development goals. The assistance provided by the US was instrumental in eradicating smallpox across the world.  Recipient governments also have an absolute duty to ensure that aid is properly used – and that’s why the new move to tie UK aid to trade and divert funds to on-the-ground activity is a positive step. According to the Borgen Project – an institution committed to tackling global poverty – there are six key benefits to international aid for the recipient: improving infrastructure, agricultural technology, education, and health, responding to humanitarian challenges and natural disasters, and strengthening national security to help recipient countries to combat terrorism. To argue that the UK should not have a role in this work is misguided. If we are prepared to beef up defence spending to assert global Britain on the world stage, we should apply the same logic to our humanitarian presence abroad. In doing so, McVey and others were pandering to a strong number of grassroots members who believe that the aid budget should be the first to be slashed at in order to fund domestic policies to boost the economy. LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: MPs and campaigners from Non Governmental Organisations take part in a photocall following the passing of a law of a committing Britain to spend 0.7% of its gross national income on foreign aid on March 9, 2015 in London, England. Liberal Democrat member of parliament, Michael Moore, introduced a Private Members Bill in 2014 to secure a debate which ultimately resulted in a commitment, enshrined in law, for the United Kingdom government to spend 0.7% of its gross national income on aid every year, making it the first G7 country to meet the UNÕs 45-year-old aid spending target. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? 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Talking Trash (Art) with MOCA’s New Curator

first_imgArtTalking Trash (Art) with MOCA’s New CuratorHelen Molesworth chats about a few of her favorite artists and what she loves about the museum’s collectionBy Scarlett Zhiqi Chen – October 10, 2014615ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItLast night, a month after she started her job as MOCA’s chief curator, Helen Molesworth gave art enthusiasts a chance to hear her discuss the institution and a few of her favorite artists. While she didn’t reveal a broad vision for what kind of shows she’d like to stage, she did express her affection for the downtown museum.Molesworth, who came to Los Angeles from the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, said she was first entranced by MOCA’s collections when she was still an undergrad at UC San Diego: “The collections here always thrilled me.”Molesworth opened the slide show and discussion, which was moderated by the museum’s director of education, Catherine Arias, by touching on Robert Rauschenberg’s Untitled, one of her favorite works in MOCA’s collection. Created in 1954, it’s one of the artist’s “Combines,” a series of three-dimensional paintings that incorporate trash and other found objects. Molesworth described the works as hybrids that are neither sculptures nor paintings. She explained that she loves the way Rauschenberg’s works reflect cognition of both the past and the present.The conversation touched on Marcel Duchamp and Constantin Brancusi but lingered on visual artist Rachel Harrison. Like Rauschenberg, Harrison’s works can be hard to classify. Her sculpture I’m No Monkey includes straws, pedestals, and a plastic skull. Molesworth sees the combination of seemingly random but associated elements as Harrison’s way of flirting with bad taste.Molesworth has only been in town for 30 days but she described Los Angeles as a 21st century city and seems excited to be here. TAGSCatherine AriasConstantin BrancusiHelen MolesworthMarcel DuchampMOCARachel HarrisonRobert RasuchenbergPrevious articleMy LA to Z: Betsy BrandtNext articleThe Short Stack: The Los Angeles Week in Review, 10/6/14 – 10/10/14Scarlett Zhiqi Chen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Guide to L.A.-Area Museum ReopeningsThe Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in L.A. in MarchMOCA Workers Move to Unionize Just as the Museum Preps to Drop Entry Feeslast_img read more

£20m luxury domain name auction “moved”

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at Share An auction of some of the most valuable domain names in the travel industry – including, which had been expected to fetch £20m – has been moved. A spokesperson for the World Travel Market event at London’s Excel Centre, at which the auction was due to be held today, said it had been cancelled “for reasons beyond our control”, but a spokesperson for Breathe Luxury, the company behind the auction, said it had been moved to another venue. Breathe Luxury, a “luxury concierge service provider”, had been due to auction off lots including,,,,,, and Earlier this week Breathe Luxury chief executive Farad Laaforce told the Guardian was being sold by a US company that “lacked the resources to fully exploit it”. Holiday is the main key word in the travel industry. It is only in the United States that people use the term ‘vacation’. People in India and China also use the word holiday, so its potential is massive. The official record for the most expensive domain name ever is currently held (predictably) by, for which Clover Holdings paid $13m (£8.1m) in 2010, although is unofficially reported to have sold to US company QuinStreet in the same year for $35.6bn. — UPDATE: This story has been changed to show the auction has been moved, rather than cancelled. Wednesday 5 November 2014 6:51 am Emma Haslett £20m luxury domain name auction “moved” last_img read more

Waitrose plans expansion and 2,000 new jobs

first_img Share Waitrose plans expansion and 2,000 new jobs Express KCS whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: Waitrose Tuesday 27 January 2015 9:02 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Waitrose announced plans yesterday to create 2,000 new jobs as the upmarket supermarket continues to expand its presence and grab a greater slice of the grocery market. The chain, owned by the John Lewis Partnership, will open 14 new stores from spring this year including seven Little Waitrose convenience stores and seven supermarkets, including one in London’s King’s Cross.Waitrose has already opened two stores this month in Egham and Walbrook. It is also relocating one supermarket in Horsham and carrying out extensions at Saffron Walden and Bayswater.These new stores together with a new online warehouse in Coulsdon are expected to create 2,000 jobs. Waitrose has fared better than the big four supermarkets thanks to a sharp polarisation in the market that has seen premium-end grocers as well as budget stores Aldi and Lidl win over more customers.According to Kantar data sales at Waitrose rose by 6.6 per cent over the 12-week Christmas period, taking its market share to 5.1 per cent.However it has not been immune to the cut-throat competition and posted a 9.4 per cent drop in first half operating profits last year. whatsapplast_img read more

Men Ending Domestic Abuse is a regional programme offering help to those who need it

first_img Men Ending Domestic Abuse is a regional programme offering help to those who need it Home Sponsored Men Ending Domestic Abuse is a regional programme offering help to those… Sponsored Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ TAGSDomestic AbuseMen Ending Domestic AbuseMend Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd November 2018 Pinterest Do you struggle to manage your anger?Are your partner and children afraid of you? Are you serious about change?If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is help.Men Ending Domestic Abuse (MEND) work in a radical way with men to develop skills and insight that will enable them to change their behaviour so that their lives and the lives of those they love can be free from the tyranny of violence and abuse.Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviour against an intimate partner or ex-partner, that includes but is not limited to physical assaults, sexual assaults, emotional abuse, isolation, economic abuse, threats, stalking and intimidation.MEND recognise that picking up the phone to enquire about support for violent/abusive behaviour is not easy, it takes courage to change and you may be tempted to put it to the back of your mind.“We know from experience that this only prolongs the suffering for your partner and children and for you. The MEND programme offers support to men who wish to change their behaviour.”The MEND programme is a Regional Programme delivered in  Laois/Offaly, Carlow/Kilkenny, Kildare, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.MEND is funded by Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.The MEND programme is co-ordinated by the South East Domestic Violence Intervention Programme and managed by the Men’s Development Network.Call in confidence at 087 4597626 or 051 878866.Office hours from 9.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. You can check out for more information.Testimonials“From the MEND programme I have become a better, more positive person who can deal with testing situations in the correct way and manner. I have a more enjoyable, trusting and rewardingrelationship with my partner and I am an all round happier person”Anonymous particpant“I believe that the MEND programme can be a difference in your life. I found support, understanding and the truth as to why I used abuse and violence towards loved ones in my life. It will not be an easy path to discover your reasoning for domestic abuse. If you stay with the programme and learn from it you can achieve your goal to become a better person. “Anonymous participant WhatsApp Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, November 2, 2018Next articleHistoric Berlin school trip for Portlaoise students LaoisToday Reporter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Community Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Twitterlast_img read more

KEPCO Posts Heavy Losses on Kaesong Supply

first_img KEPCO Posts Heavy Losses on Kaesong Supply AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has lost more than $16 million on sales alone since it began supplying electricity to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, according to a report for the National Assembly. Lee Young Ae, a Liberty Forward Party lawmaker and member of the Knowledge Economy Committee of the National Assembly introduced the KEPCO report to the Committee, saying, “In 2005 (the first year of supplying the Complex), KEPCO booked approximately $513,000 on sales of electricity, and as of August this year, $16.2 million in total.” However, due to an inability to collect payments, most of the total is treated as a loss; $16 million as of June, 2009.Therefore, Lee added, “If nothing changes, losses will increase as the Kaesong Complex expands. Measures to protect against further losses need to be prepared as soon as possible.” By Daily NK – 2009.10.12 4:39pm News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img Facebook Twitter News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Young Women in Clarendon Compete for Police Youth Club Title

first_imgYoung Women in Clarendon Compete for Police Youth Club Title UncategorizedJuly 27, 2006 RelatedYoung Women in Clarendon Compete for Police Youth Club Title RelatedYoung Women in Clarendon Compete for Police Youth Club Title RelatedYoung Women in Clarendon Compete for Police Youth Club Titlecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Seven young women between 12 and 21 years of age will compete for the title of ‘Miss Clarendon Police Youth Club Movement’ on Friday, July 28 at the St. Gabriel’s Anglican Church Hall in May Pen.The competition will be held under the theme: ‘Sexually Healthy, Crime Free Living: It’s Worth Having’.Corporal Cornel Stewart, Police Youth Club Co-ordinator for Clarendon, told JIS News that one of the aims of competition was to help the youngsters become more confident.“This competition really seeks to help the young women improve their self worth and to increase their awareness of what’s happening around them and in this way we can have better citizens in our nation,” he said, adding that through the pageant, communities also get to interact with the Police.“We are always about fostering better relations with our communities and this is one way in which we believe we can accomplish that, and of course this will help to improve our image,” Corporal Stewart added.Contestants hail from the communities of Race Track, Gayle, Canaan Heights, Milk River, May Pen, Longville Park and Pennants.The new Clarendon Queen will receive trophies and other prizes and will compete for the national title on August 20 at the National Police Youth Club Camp to be held in Lacovia, St. Elizabeth. The show will commence at 7:00 p.m. Advertisementslast_img read more

2019 Chevrolet Volt cuts charging times almost in half

first_img advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos RELATED TAGSChevroletVoltNews The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The new 2019 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle has nearly halved the time it takes to charge its batteries, with a full recharge good for 85 km now requiring just 2.3 hours, or about two hours and twenty minutes, when using a 240-volt outlet and the proper supporting hardware.That’s thanks to a 7.2-kW charging system, standard in the Volt Premier trim and optional on the base LT (a 3.6-kW charger is standard on that spec.)The Volt returns the equivalent of 2.22 L/100 km, Chevrolet says, but comes with a range-extending gasoline generator to charge the batteries in case they’re tapped dry. When the generator’s tank is full, total range is stretched to 675 km. Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending in Canada A six-way power driver seat, digital rearview camera, and new Pacific Blue colour rounds out some of the other 2019 upgrades. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt goes on sale this fall. Also updated are the regenerative braking settings, which can now be tweaked to more efficiently capture the energy lost when slowing or stopping the car. A new Energy App also betters economy by educating drivers on how their behaviour behind the wheel affects the battery range. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Chevrolet Volt ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

CU-Boulder Int'l Ed Programs Growing; New Directors Named

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder’s Office of International Education has named two new program directors who will promote ongoing efforts to expand study abroad opportunities for students and forge partnerships with faculty, staff and scholars who can share their global experiences with others. The Office of International Education, or OIE, has named Mary Dando as director of the university’s study abroad programs and Kim Kreutzer as associate director of international education. The OIE, which oversees 165 programs and manages the enrollment of more than 1,100 study abroad students each year, promoted both longtime CU-Boulder employees from within. “These appointments say something about the high quality of staff members in our office,” said OIE Director Larry Bell. “There were some very good external candidates, but we are confident that Mary and Kim bring the experience needed to strengthen all of our programs.” Enrollment in CU-Boulder’s study abroad programs has increased significantly over the past decade, rising from 432 in the 1996-97 academic year to 1,114 in 2006-07. Study abroad programs in Australia, Italy and Spain and the Semester at Sea voyage are among the most popular. Bell said increased demand for study abroad opportunities at all U.S. colleges and universities has created a greater need for professionals with the worldwide connections necessary to choose the right programs for students based on their academic and extracurricular interests. Dando has worked in the study abroad field for the past 18 years at CU-Boulder and the University of Kansas. In her new capacity she will manage day-to-day activities in CU-Boulder’s Study Abroad Office, work with staff on program development and innovation, and continue to nurture longstanding ties to national and international study abroad organizations. “CU-Boulder is known for having one of the top study abroad offices in the country,” said Dando, who has worked for OIE for 10 years. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue CU-Boulder’s decades-long legacy of offering students a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. Twenty-five percent of students who start at and graduate from our campus have studied abroad. We look forward to the coming years as we work strategically to further increase the international opportunities available to all of our students and faculty.” Meanwhile, Kreutzer, who lived in Japan for a year and spent a summer in Germany, will work with CU-Boulder’s academic departments to help address the curricular and programming needs that can be met through study abroad and exchange programs. She also will support the OIE’s strategic plan to turn CU-Boulder into a campus with an even greater awareness of international news, events and activities. In addition to its study abroad programs, the OIE provides services for more than 1,200 international students. Kreutzer hopes to build more partnerships between these aspects of OIE and the rest of the campus. “Part of the reason that I’m in this field is that my time abroad changed my outlook about the world and made me realize how important it is for all of us to understand other cultures, other philosophies, other ways of doing things, other political systems – and everything else out there in the world.” For more information about the CU-Boulder Office of International Education go to Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 25, 2007 last_img read more

3rd Annual Marin Open Studios Celebrated at Madrigal Wine Tasting Salon…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases 3rd Annual Marin Open Studios Celebrated at Madrigal Wine Tasting Salon and…Industry News ReleasesWine Business3rd Annual Marin Open Studios Celebrated at Madrigal Wine Tasting Salon and Gallery in SausalitoBy Press Release – April 4, 2018 130 0 AdvertisementWinery Continues Bay Area California Artist SeriesApril 4, Sausalito, CA – On Sunday, April 29th, Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon & Gallery in Sausalito will host the 23rd installation in its Art and Wine series, featuring the work of local professional Marin County Artists including Don McCartney & Simin Massoudi with art curation by Shiva Pakdel. This exhibition is a celebration showing our support of Marin Open Studios, a vibrant community wide event that celebrates the county’s rich culture of art.Marin Open Studios is an annual free art event that has taken place during the first two weekends in May for 25 years. Over 270 world-class artists and their works are featured for viewing and for sale at the event. The installation will be on exhibit in the Madrigal Salon from April 23 – May 22.Don McCartneyDon was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the only town to serve as the headquarters for both the North and the South at different times during the Civil War. A happy Southern and Midwestern childhood made up of small town happenings and rural ramblings, later turned into more urban high school years in Belleville, Ill. Some athletic records were achieved and making art came into focus.Attending Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Don graduated in 1968 with honors and a degree in Graphic Design. In 1970, after more than a year at his first job as a designer and illustrator in St. Louis, MO, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he landed a job in the art department of Rolling Stone magazine. Thus, began a career in publication design. Other magazine, newspaper and book design work followed in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a production designer for two Rolling Stone offshoots, Rags magazine and Earth Times magazine. Don was the art director for Francis Ford Coppola’s City magazine and U.C. Berkeley’s Alumni magazine, California Monthly. Subsequently, he held positions as Senior Designer, Art Director and Design Director at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle during his 25 year employment and earned numerous awards of excellence for design work.Nevertheless by Don McCartneyLeaving newspapers in 2002, Don began a solo career as sole proprietor of Don McCartney Design (DMD), now located in San Rafael, CA. Clients range from ballet to booze and the arts. The Marin Open Studios logo, Tour Guide, and all MOS advertising is Don’s design work.Don’s personal works are created using enlarged details of his original drawings and paintings and combining those with scanned imagery from currency and stock certificates These scanned images are layered in Photoshop and output as a single fine art permanent pigment print (giclée). In addition to creating fine art prints and committing graphic design, Don enjoys playing old-time banjo and petting all dogs.Simin MassoudiCourage by Simin MassoudArtists Statement: I first discovered the joy of painting in the 1970’s. My imagination encouraged me to paint with fluid brush strokes and a palette of dynamic colors. The importance of imagination in the creation of art fascinates me. Imagination breaths visibility into that which was previously invisible. Reality is born from the union of imagination and creation. Tangible beauty is ordered from the disorder of chaos that surrounds me. My art seeks out in a few simple lines, the Visual language to express feelings within my heart. I love to paint people and to capture the essence of my subjects by means of those simple lines that express deep emotions. Emotions of love, longing, loneliness and sorrow are often in my work and also mirror the stages of my life. Each painting tells a story and is, as Picasso once said, “just another way of writing a diary”.A painter for over 40 years, Simin Massoudi’s Iranian heritage evokes a seamless interweaving of East and West and consists of semi abstract figurative images and simplified forms using line drawings. Ms. Massoudi has exhibited her work in California, New York, London and Paris. Her paintings are also in many private collections in United States and Europe. Her work is also in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan. The influence of the rich culture of Iran and the modern masters of the West can be seen in her work, which brings both worlds together in the balanced and dynamic harmony.Entrance to the Madrigal art and wine event is complimentary. RSVP [email protected] Madrigal Sausalito Wine Salon & Gallery is open from 12-7pm daily.For information, contact Wine Salon Manager Patricia Gatti at (415) 729-9549 or [email protected] more information on Marin Open Studios, visit: Madrigal Family WineryLocated on Highway 29, halfway between Calistoga and St. Helena in the renowned Napa Valley, the Madrigal Family Winery continues the family tradition of viticultural leadership and wine production. Since the 1930s, the family has been building its reputation and earning recognition for their vineyard management program as well as their wines. Situated on 40 acres of estate vineyards, the state of the art Madrigal Winery specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and small lots of single vineyard and estate wines. Today, Madrigal Family Winery is run by Chris Madrigal, the family’s 3rd generation.Advertisement Previous articleEducation, Innovation and Celebration – The First-Ever International Biodynamic Wine Conference Welcomes Global Producers and Trade Next articleSonoma County Wine Auction Announces George Hamel, Jr. as Honorary Chair Press Release Facebook TAGSDon McCartneyMadrigal Family WinerySimin Massoudi Linkedin ReddIt Share Twitter Pinterest Emaillast_img read more