ICBC will award 400 scholarships to children and teens who excel in music, theater, dance, plastic arts and literature

ICBC will award 400 scholarships to children and teens who excel in music, theater, dance, plastic arts and literature

Jan 17, 2018

Children and teenagers between 6 and 18 years of age, who have skills in artistic disciplines, may apply for a scholarship from the Artistic Talents program of the Institute of Culture of Baja California (ICBC) until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., which is the deadline to submit applications. The Government of the State of Baja California, through the Institute of Culture of Baja California, and in coordination with the Ministry of Culture of the Federal Government, offers scholarships in the following artistic disciplines: music, theater, dance, plastic arts and literature. “The categories are girls and boys between 6 and 14 years of age (by February 28, 2018). And teens between 15 and 18 years of age (by February 28, 2018”), informed the General Director of the ICBC, Manuel Felipe Bejarano Giacomán. The requirements are: to excel and / or have skills in any of the artistic disciplines. The evaluation of the applications submitted will be the responsibility of the Collegiate Council of the Academic Program and the State Talent Festival; children and young people in art, governing body for planning and monitoring the program, which is made up of prominent and renowned creators of the state of Baja California in each of the aforementioned artistic disciplines. The deadline for submitting an application by the candidates for the 2018 selection is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. For more information (in Spanish) go to: http://www.icbc.gob.mx/   –oo0oo– ENSENADA Representación del ICBC Centro Social, Cívico y Cultural Riviera Bulevar Costero s/n Ensenada, Baja California, C.P. 22800 Tel.: (646) 177 3130   Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART Ensenada) Bulevar Lázaro Cárdenas y Calle Riviera Zona Centro, Ensenada Baja California Tel. y Fax: (646) 173 4307 y 08   MEXICALI Oficinas generales Avenida Álvaro Obregón No. 1209, Col. Nueva Mexicali, Baja California, C.P. 21100 Tel.:(686) 553 50 44 exts. 122 y 123 Fax.: (686) 554 12 78   Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART Mexicali) Calzada de los Presidentes y Ciudad Victoria s/n Zona Río Nuevo, Mexicali, B.C. Tel.: (686) 553 6955 y (686) 553 6952   PLAYAS DE ROSARITO Representación del ICBC Paseo de La Cascada s/n, Fracc. La Cascada. Tel. y Fax: (661) 612 6760, 116 5243   Centro Estatal de...

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber hit the beach in Cabo San Lucas for New Year’s Eve

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber hit the beach in Cabo San Lucas for New Year’s Eve

Jan 14, 2018

Two weeks ago, Selena Gomez ended 2017 on a sunny note. The 25-year-old “Bad Liar” singer escaped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for New Year’s  Eve weekend, where she was seen splashing in the waves  alongside pals Raquelle Stevens, Courtney Barry, and Ashley Cook in an Instagram photo shared to Stevens’ page. “Our 6th New Years together!” Stevens captioned the group shot. “Grateful for so many amazing memories.” It wasn’t just the four friends. Other photos on Instagram show that BFFs Caroline Franklin, Theresa Marie Mingus, Rebeka Walters, and Tanya Rad are also along for the trip. Many of the friend’s boyfriends appear to be joining them, though it’s unclear whether Gomez’s on-again, off-again beau Justin Bieber… because he was there too! On Friday December 29 2017, Bieber posted a video to Instagram Stories showing a colorful hand-drawn picture that read “His Perfect Love” from a sprawling sunny tropical estate. The clip was set to worship band Hillsong UNITED’s 2007 track, “Hosanna.” Justin Bieber can’t seem to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, not even for the holidays … no wonder they’re in the same town south of the border for New Year’s Eve.  Bieber was spotted shirtless and soaking up some sun Sunday in Cabo San Lucas. Seems like he’s excited, and why shouldn’t he be? Selena’s in the same hood! Gomez and Bieber — who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2015 — have been spending a lot of time together in the wake of Gomez’s split from ex-boyfriend The Weeknd in October. “They don’t want to repeat the same patterns as before. They’ve clearly had issues in the past, so they’re receiving some guidance from Carl,” a Gomez insider said. “[They] love each other [and] truly do want the best for each other.” TBP Newsroom with information from People and...

Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall

Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall

Jan 13, 2018

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers. Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles — which would become the world’s longest mural. Chiu sees the project, called the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.” The works, which often include images found in Mexican folklore, can take a full day or several weeks (depending on the size) to complete. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles – which would become the world’s longest mural. Enrique Chiu, who has worked as an artist for 18 years, has painted over 80 murals in 10 cities across California, Mexico, and Guatemala. He sees this project, which he calls the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.” To paint on the Mexico side, Chiu gained permission from his country’s border security department. He hopes to eventually make it a binational project, and paint on the U.S. side too. “There has always been a border united by the border cities. If the interest was to maintain peace in the world, [the Trump administration] would promote education and equality in the US, not violence and racism,” Chiu said. Chiu considers himself an advocate for migrant and immigration rights. The murals are meant to “leave a positive message to support Latino people,” he said. “They’re also intended as a form of protest against the border wall that the Trump administration wishes to build,” he concluded. This year, Chiu will also install a 50-foot-tall sculpture that represents peace at the US-Mexico border. Source: Business...

Once again, “Avocados From Mexico” return to the Super Bowl

Once again, “Avocados From Mexico” return to the Super Bowl

Jan 13, 2018

Avocados From Mexico is returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth consecutive year, continuing its effort to stick out in people’s minds as they’re busy sticking chips into bowls of guacamole. The Mexican Hass avocado industry’s marketing arm plans to run a 30-second spot during the Feb. 4 game, the company says. Even as some marketers used the 2017 Super Bowl to promote inclusion and otherwise respond to the election of President Trump, Avocados From Mexico continued with its humorous approach to its creative. Its next Super Bowl ad appears set to again focus on the product, emphasizing the food’s versatility, including a plan to “cast guacamole from a whole new point of view,” the brand said. “We were brainstorming here at the office and we kept saying avocados are so good it’s a shame to confine it to a bowl,” says Kevin Hamilton, senior director of marketing at Avocados From Mexico. Despite avocado prices hitting record highs in the fall, Hamilton says consumers can’t get enough of the product and that it still has a long runway in its pop culture prominence....

Mexican Guillermo del Toro wins the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director

Mexican Guillermo del Toro wins the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director

Jan 9, 2018

Guillermo del Toro has won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director for his dark fantasy film The Shape of Water, a Cold War-era monster movie and remixed fairy tale musical, starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon. Following Oprah Winfrey’s speech about the plight of women in Hollywood, Natalie Portman announced the category, pointedly saying “Here are the all-male nominees.” Only three women have been nominated for the award in the last 20 years, and this year, there were several especially notable absences: Greta Gerwig, whose debut feature Lady Bird was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy; Sofia Coppola, who recently became the second woman to ever win Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival; and Patty Jenkins, who made one of the most critically acclaimed superhero movies of all time this year. Del Toro accepted the award with a speech about the value of monster movies, saying “I have been saved and absolved by them. Monsters are our way of making sense of imperfection.” When the orchestra tried to play him offstage, he hushed the conductor and continued, saying, “For 25 years, I have handcrafted very strange little tales made of motion, color, light, and shadow. And in many of these instances — three precise instances — these little stories have saved my life.” Shape of Water was nominated for seven Golden Globes, including one for the screenplay co-written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor....

Check out theTop 10 Places To Retire Abroad In 2018 according to Forbes.com

Check out theTop 10 Places To Retire Abroad In 2018 according to Forbes.com

Jan 9, 2018

As this Next Avenue article explains, International Living is out with its Annual Global Retirement Index and has chosen the Top 10 places to retire abroad for 2018. The researchers combined data on 24 countries with reporting from International Living correspondents to come up with the list. The top country for 2018: Costa Rica. See the following list to learn about each of the Top 10 places. 1. Costa Rica Costa Rica, a popular, safe, low-stress place for tourists and U.S. expats, jumped from No. 4 to No. 1 in this year’s International Living Annual Global Retirement Index. The economy is growing, the thermal springs are bubbling and the beaches are enticing.   2. Mexico In Mexico, International Living says, a couple can live on $1,500 to $3,000 a month — including rent and health care — depending on location. And talk about varying locations: You can choose to retire on a tropical beach, in the temperate mountains, in a Spanish-colonial city or in a small village. International Living says health care is “good to excellent.” Private health care typically costs a quarter to half of what it does in the U.S. If you have a residence visa, you can get Mexico’s public health care for a few hundred dollars a year. That public health care is free if you’re over 60 and a legal resident.   International Living’s Top 10 Places To Retire Abroad In 2018 Costa Rica Mexico Panama Ecuador Malaysia Colombia Portugal Nicaragua España Peru   Click here for full article on Forbes.com Source:...