[Editor’s Note: Given that this article is about the latest episode of Westworld, the article will contain light spoilers about season two’s fifth episode, “Akane No Mai”.]Last night, HBO’s hit series, Westworld, offered up the fifth episode of its second season, titled “Akane No Mai”. After last week’s episode, “The Riddle Of The Sphinx”, which focused primarily on William/the Man in Black, James Delos, and Bernard, Sunday night’s episode revisited the plotlines of Maeve and Dolores, who were relatively absent in last week’s show. While Dolores/Wyatt is off becoming a crazy supervillain, as she is wont to do this season, Maeve and company end up in Shogunworld, where we see the crew visiting a Japanese-themed version of Westworld.Without revealing too much more, it’s safe to say that Westworld’s composer Ramin Djawadi showed himself once again as a genius. The Iranian-German composer earned critical acclaim for his score of another HBO hit, Game Of Thrones, and Djawadi is bringing this same attention to detail to Westworld. In Shogunworld, he first offers a take on The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It, Black”, which channels the new setting with traditional Japanese instruments—the tune was previously covered in season 1 of the show, though in the context of the player piano in Westworld’s Sweetwater.However, one of the standout moments of last night’s episode was Djawadi’s rendition of Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.”, a beloved song from the New York hip-hop crew’s 1993 studio album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The choice for Wu-Tang Clan, outside of continuing the show’s wonderful trend of reimagining well-known songs in world-specific traditions, is also notable, given that Wu-Tang was known for mixing in and riffing on ancient Asian arts (though the rappers tended to focus more on Chinese themes around classic Kung Fu cinema). Similarly borrowing instruments and feel from traditional Japanese music, the highly theatrical instrumental rendition of the classic rap track slipped by under the radar for some viewers. However, it’s definitely worth a listen, so you can check it out below for yourself.
By Dialogo May 20, 2011 Chile and Argentina have agreed to move forward on integrating their long shared border, an endeavor that includes connectivity and physical integration, according to the agreement reached at the conclusion of an initial meeting of regional authorities in Santiago, headed by the two countries’ foreign ministers. The meeting brought together fourteen Argentine and thirteen Chilean governors responsible for provinces and regions located on both sides of the long shared border, which stretches for more than four thousand kilometers. “Significant progress has been achieved at this meeting in the areas of connectivity, supply chains, border integration, transportation, and others,” Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno explained, following the signing of a fourteen-point declaration with which the meeting concluded. “Integration is the fruit of democracy. Without democracy, there is no integration; without democracy, there is division, because with democracy comes the voice of the people, adding that what we are doing today is fulfilling their mandate,” Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said for his part. The Argentine and Chilean officials also met with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in the presidential palace of La Moneda, where the talks focused primarily on energy integration. “We spoke with President Piñera about taking major steps forward in energy integration, which is among the fourteen points signed in this declaration,” indicated Argentine Planning Minister Julio de Vido, who also participated in the session. The meeting was part of the commitment to intensify the bilateral relationship between the two countries that took shape in the Treaty of Maipú signed in 2009 by Argentine President Cristina Fernández and former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.
Last Thursday the Reds Caravan came to the “Y” in Batesville. I was again privileged to MC the event for WRBI. The Reds contingent consisted of Dick Williams, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch, Billy Hamilton, Glenn Braggs, Jess Winker, and Joe Zerhusen.Each member of the tour was given an opportunity to answer questions about their roll with the Reds. A lot of the questions I asked dealt with the Reds struggles trying to sign players in these high-salaried times. Other things discussed were goals of the active players, rotation of play-by-play announcers, and the strength of the National League’s Central Division.The crowd was great, the Reds’ representatives signed autographs constantly, and there were great positive vibes by the Reds on their enthusiasm for 2015. A great time was had by all!
Young wrestlers from the Sarajevo club Bosna Husein Gegić and Aldin Memić won the gold and silver medals at the traditional ‘Christmas Tournament’ for cadets and boys in Zagreb.33 teams from nine countries participated (Denmark, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, B&H, Slovakia and the host Croatia).Gegić won the gold medal in the category up to 35 kg, defeating all opponents in the first round, while Memić won silver in the category up to 83 kg.‘’This was also the last competitive tournament in this very successful year. We wish to note that Husein Gegić won seven gold medals at seven international tournaments, which were held outside B&H. This shows a very talented young wrestler’’, said trainer of the wrestling club Bosna Fahrudin Hodžić.(Source: Fena)
Everything is arranged, Mehmed Alispahić who plays occasionally for the national team of B&H is from today the new member of the FC Sarajevo.The official presentation was held today at 16:00 o’clock at the premises of the FC Sarajevo. Alispahić so far played for Iskra, Šibenik, Dinamo and Rijeka.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)
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Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down Bobby Wilson · 240 weeks ago I have watched this come about as I drive by here daily. Awesome work and very much appreciated. A great addition to the walking park. Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Priscilla Rinehart · 240 weeks ago I worked with Denny 20+ years ago. Glad to find this out about him. Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down M. Cortez · 240 weeks ago This wooden line looks really cool. It does not give a wooden touch. It looks so elegant and so nice. Also color is amazing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down carol v · 240 weeks ago What a terrific addition to this park! Love it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down dave · 240 weeks ago good job i think this lion is very cool and couldn’t be in a better place this is more of what wellington needs something to lighten the mood!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 240 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Susan DeMayo · 50 weeks ago Please send this to Mr Leer.This tree has turned into a beautiful peace of art. 12 years ago my son sat by this tree and went to heaven it has taken me years to just be able to drive by this park now I will go and sit to a result of love and beauty instead of deep heart ache. Thank you for your talent and your admiration to help and guide people. Susan DeMayo. Caldwell Ks Report Reply 1 reply · active 36 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Denny Leak · 36 weeks ago Dear Susan, Just by accident, I saw your comments today. It gave me goosebumps. I am touched by your message. Did you read the little plaque I put on the Lion. I knew about your story and I tried to leave a message of hope and encouragement. Bless your heart. Peace! Denny Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Denny Leak has been working hard on the wooden lion statue at Century Park, formerly known as Lions Park, in Wellington. With the recent storms and colder weather, it may be a month or more before the job is complete, but the lion statue is getting closer and definitely has the lion look.Â Leak said he put a coat of linseed oil on the face and head area so the wood would not turn white when rain comes. He has also painted the eyes green. “I think it’s really going great,” he said. “I still have work to do on the body.” Leak was originally going to be paid by the city, but funds have run out, so he will not be getting paid. He had agreed to do the statue for the park board earlier. He does have some expense involved, which is mostly supplies for the saw and materials to put on the wood. In light of that he has created a Go Fund Me page (CLICK HERE TO DONATE) where people can make donations to the project. Leak said he would donate half of what is received will go to services for children he works with. Leak has been a child or school psychologist for a long time. He is also known to work with autistic children in a state program. He does things like take the children to a restaurant to learn how to order food, or go to a zoo, or other field trips. The field trips are not paid for by the programs. He started this project a few weeks ago, and has worked when he had time. The works is done primarily with a chain saw, but Leak uses other tools for detail. He did the eyes with a smaller tool, and twice sanded it off because he was not happy with how it looked.Denny Leak was originally going to be paid by the city of Wellington. Now he has set up a Go Fund Me page.That has made the eyes deeper though, and it gives the statue more depth, so he is still happy with it.Â The project came about when the city was going to take out a large maple tree. The park board arranged with him to do a statue. He marked the tree as to what should be left, and the city took out the rest of the tree. It is a big older maple tree, which is great for sculpting. He said he was not sure what to make there, but his wife suggested a lion because it is (or was) the Lion’s’ Club park. “It is solid maple,â€ Leak said. â€œI am real excited because you can really see the maple wood.â€ Leak will use oil stain to darken the lion’s mane. The natural maple is a good color for the rest of the body. He has been carving things out of wood with a chainsaw for years, getting his start years ago clearing trees on his father’s farm in Colorado. His wife suggested making a bear, and he did. That went well, so there were more projects. At Wellington Lake, near the headquarters, there is a large walleye carved out of cedar, which is also his work.Follow us on Twitter.