BRIDGES

cover00About time and it took a lot of Bridges to build this issue. Funny, when you start talking about Bridges, you find out that there are more and more ways you can apply the word. Architectural bridges, geographical, philosophical, sentimental, cultural, linguistic. Solid and airy. They are all there.

Not that we covered everything in this thematic issue. We barely bridged the gap. But we did try. And ironically in the case of Bridges, that this issue motivates the reader to think and discover more bridges might be the case.

And favouring Bridges, this issue of the Ovi thematic magazine has two sections, one all about Bridges and one with a selection of Ovi articles from the last month.

For this issue we thank the following members of the Ovi family, the names are in the series you will find their contribution in this issue.

Thanos Raftopoulos, Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic, Prof. Emanuel L. Paparella, Edna Nelson, Dr. Ernesto Paolozzi, Murray Hunter,  Kittirat Yothangrong, Leah Sellers, Abigail George, MBa, Mirella Ionta, Nikos Laios, Tony Zuvela

Download the Ovi thematic Issue, HERE!

Enjoy the reading!

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El Misinformed

Marte-Bautista, A a.k.a= MB

Marte-Bautista, A a.k.a= MBa is the new addition to the Ovi Team. And his first story is about letting into his place someone who would upset his social life and had him starring in his own ‘survival of the fitted’ episode.

I very Beat story form a New Yorker with …as he says for himself:

I followed his mother footsteps traveling to one country after another only to find she was immigrating to another country shortly after his arrival. Ironically, despite moving to the United States against his will, it’s in NYC where MBa accepts who he is, and rectify his thinking about a few personal issues: Being born in the Venezuelan Embassy in Dominica Republic doesn’t make his Venezuelan citizenship the best thing and the Dominican one the worst. His Biological mother being an uneducated countryside woman is not reason to be ashamed of and being brought up in the Brazilian Culture is much more than sex appeal. Traveling through half the world, switching life styles quite often and copying with the possibility of having double personality, lead people in his inner circle to presented MBa with a challenge: show other what the world is like through his experiences and show himself through the many worlds and people he gets to know. MBa discovered his passion for writing under the guidance of multi-media artist, playwright and creative writing Professor Orlando Ferrand and begun exploring memoir writing with Don Scotty. He is presently taking Novel Writing courses in NYU. MBa is debuting as published short story writer now in springtime in a Scandinavia-based International online magazine called Ovi magazine. This summer of 2014 MBa will be featured with a Bronx Council of the Arts funded Memoir Anthology book conducted by The Bronx Writer Center in New York City USA; from there the sky is the limit. He wishes his mother to know that he loves her a whole world

Read his story HERE!

 

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The Ovi Symposium

Don’t miss the 25th instalment of the Ovi Symposium, HERE!Ovi

“A Philosophical Conversation on the Nature of Art within Modernity and the Envisioning of a New Humanism” between Drs. Abis, Buccolo, Paolozzi, Paparella and Vena.

 

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Sea Shepherd

ImageIf you travelled to a small pier at the bottom of Ann Street in Williamstown, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, you would come across a small letterbox with the words “Sea Shepherd” painted over it. Next to the letterbox is an old shed that has seen much better times with an open gate leading to two ships, the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker moored and being outfitted for a future yet unknown maritime mission.

For a highly controversial direct action marine conservation society, best known for the direct action it has been taking against Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, security is extremely lax on the pier. In fact tours are offered of the MV Bob Barker every week while it is having a major fit-out.

One thing that will strike anybody making the effort to take the tour is how well organized Sea Shepherd really is. Although the crew has attracted many people of different nations serving on one of the four Sea Shepherd ships, the members appear to be very highly motivated, coordinated, and ready to get into harm’s way for the causes they believe in.

So are these people society’s last real heroes, or degenerative eco terrorists and criminals, as would some authorities have the public believe?

Read the rest of  Murray Hunter article Sea Shepherd HERE!

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Panathinaikos volunteers support

For football lovers all around the world Panathinaikos name is associated with the prestigious Athenian football team and basketball in Europe is imminently connected with Panathinaikos basketball team. A sports club that has raise generations of athletes with international recognition.

But Panathinaikos is much-much more than a sports club is. From its foundations at 1908 Panathinaikos has united Athenian ideals far beyond the physical experiences. The Athenian philosopher Socrates said: “Sound body makes for a sound mind” and Panathinaikos simply practices the teaching.

Since 1908 Panathinaikos club and its members and followers have been part of the Athenian culture and participated in hundreds cultural events all around Greece. Most importantly they were there in times of need. Panathinaikos was there when people were dying from starvation during the Nazi occupation, they were there during the resistance and they were there during the dictatorship with tens of dead, tortured, imprisoned and exiled. And they were there when the hospital for kids with cancer was built and they were there when natural catastrophes hit and they are there this moment with the homeless and needed.

Panathinaikos football club and Panathinaikos basketball club are internationally known but Panathinaikos is not just that. Panathinaikos is hundreds joined parts that cover form gymnastics to classic athletics and from fencing to archery. And all these athletic parts of Panathinaikos are amateur and volunteer. And this moment they need our support. Time to give back some of what the club has done for more than a century.

Signed jerseys from athletes will be auctioned through e-Bay and all the money will go for the support of these volunteer departments of Panathinaikos aiming to support young people in confusing times to keep a “sound body that makes for a sound mind”

Follow the links and participate in the effect:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174166545
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174174992

Για τους έλληνες αναγνώστες δεν χρειάζεται σύσταση για το ποιος είναι ο Παναθηναϊκός. Απλά μια υπενθύμιση της υποχρέωσης μας να βοηθήσουμε τον ερασιτεχνικό αθλητισμό και πολιτισμό και κυρίως όλους αυτούς τους νέους ανθρώπους που πρέπει να κρατήσουν το αξίωμα ότι σώμα καθαρό για να είναι και το πνεύμα καθαρό.

Παραθέτω την ανακοίνωση του PAO abroad

Αδέρφια μας, Παναθηναϊκοί, όλου του κόσμου…

Πλέον γνωρίζετε ποιοι είμαστε. Διαβάσατε τα άρθρα μας, την κραυγή αγωνίας μας για τον σύλλογο, συμμετείχατε στις καμπάνιες μας και βοηθήσατε τον Σύλλογο, είδατε τα ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑΤΑ που μπορούν να προκύψουν όταν όλοι μας, ανιδιοτελώς, βάλουμε την αγάπη μας για τον Παναθηναϊκό σαν ΠΡΟΤΕΡΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ!

Οι προσπάθειές μας, όμως δεν σταματούν. Τα ερασιτεχνικά τμήματα του Παναθηναϊκού μας έχουν διαρκή ανάγκη για ενίσχυση!

Σε αυτά τα πλαίσια, ΣΗΜΕΡΑ προχωρούμε σε μια νέα προσπάθεια για την ενίσχυση του Ερασιτεχνικού Αθλητισμού, του πιο αγνού και υγιούς κομματιού του Παναθηναϊκού.

Σας ανακοινώνουμε την έναρξη σειράς ΔΗΜΟΠΡΑΣΙΩΝ για την απόκτηση ΥΠΟΓΕΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΗΜΩΝ ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΩΝ ΤΜΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΟΜΑΔΙΚΩΝ ΑΘΛΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΪΚΟΥ ΜΑΣ!

Σαφέστατα, ΟΛΑ τα ΕΣΟΔΑ από τις δημοπρασίες, πάντα με διαφάνεια, θα καταλήξουν εκεί ακριβώς που πρέπει, δηλαδή στην Μάνα του Λόχου, στα ερασιτεχνικά τμήματα του Παναθηναϊκού μας – Στους μικρούς, νεαρούς και άσημους αθλητές του Ερασιτέχνη Παναθηναϊκού, σε παιδιά που το αξίζουν, ώστε να έχουν όλα τα εφόδια να αθληθούν και παράλληλα να γίνουν οι….νέοι Δομάζοι, οι νέοι Παπανικολάου, οι νέοι Κοσσόβες, που θα οδηγήσουν τον Σύλλογο Μεγάλο στην κορυφή!

Η «καμπάνια» δημοπρασιών του Pao Abroad, αρχίζει σήμερα 24 Νοεμβρίου 2013 με την δημοπρασία για τις υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Βόλλευ Ανδρών και Γυναικών:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174166545

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174174992

Κάθε εβδομάδα με την λήξη της προηγούμενης δημοπρασίας θα ξεκινά επόμενη!

Σειρά θα έχουν, μετά από μία εβδομάδα οι υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Ράγκμπι (Ιστορική ΠΡΩΤΗ Φανέλα!) και Μπάσκετ Γυναικών και ακολούθως (και τελευταία) την μεθεπόμενη εβδομάδα οι υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Ποδοσφαίρου και Μπάσκετ Ανδρών!

Η διαδικασία είναι πάρα πολύ απλή και θα διεξαχθεί μέσω της πιο διαδεδομένης και αξιόπιστης πλατφόρμας διαδικτυακών δημοπρασιών eBay.
Κάθε δημοπρασία θα διαρκεί μία εβδομάδα.

Οι αρχικές τιμές των υπογεγραμμένων εμφανίσεων είναι:

Βόλλευ Ανδρών: 150€ ($ 200)

Βόλλευ Γυναικών: 150€ ($ 200)

Ράγκμπι (Ιστορική ΠΡΩΤΗ Φανέλα!): 150€ ($ 200)

Μπάσκετ Γυναικών: 150€ ($ 200)

Ποδόσφαιρο: 200€ ($ 270)

Μπάσκετ Ανδρών: 200€ ($ 270)

Όλες οι λεπτομέρειες για την διαδικασία θα δίνονται μέσα από την περιγραφή της κάθε μίας στο eBay. Είναι εύκολα αντιληπτό, ότι λόγω του ότι απευθυνόμαστε σε όλους τους Παναθηναϊκούς, παγκοσμίως, οι περιγραφές των προς πώληση εμφανίσεων θα είναι στην αγγλική γλώσσα.

Για οποιαδήποτε, διευκρίνηση-πληροφορία μπορείτε να επικοινωνείτε (εκτός από τον λογαριασμό στο eBay) και στα εξής:

Email: contact@paoabroad.com

http://www.facebook.com/PanathinaikosSupportersAbroad

https://twitter.com/PAOAbroad

Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε και σε αυτή τη νέα μας προσπάθεια!

Δεν σας κρύβουμε ότι και εμείς θα θέλαμε να τις αποκτήσουμε όλες και ήδη κάνουμε τις …οικονομίες μας!!!

Τέλος, θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε τον Ερασιτέχνη Παναθηναϊκό και την ΘΥΡΑ 13 καθώς και τις ΠΑΕ και ΚΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός για την βοήθειά τους και σε αυτή μας την προσπάθεια!

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Nelson Mandela has died

South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says. Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. In a statement on South African national TV, Jacob Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.

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Greek police have arrested the leader of the neo-Nazi party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos

oviGreek police have arrested the leader of the far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on charges of forming a criminal organisation. Three more Golden Dawn MPs, a leader in an Athens suburb and nine other party members have also been arrested. The arrests come amid anger over the murder on 18 September of anti-racist musician, Pavlos Fyssas. A man held for the stabbing told police he was a Golden Dawn supporter, though the party strongly denies any link.

One of the MPs arrested on Saturday was party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris. Another, Ilias Panayiotaros, told reporters before giving himself up: “Shame on them, the people will lift Golden Dawn higher.” A number of other warrants are believed to have been issued. Golden Dawn has called on its supporters to rally outside the police headquarters in Athens and has vowed to fight back. A text message read: “We call upon everyone to support our moral and just struggle against the corrupt system!”

At last the murderers in their right environment, prison cells. Oddly they are complaining about …their human rights!

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