Māori culture is the culture of the Māori of New Zealand (an Eastern Polynesian people) and forms a distinctive part of New Zealand culture. Within the Māori community, and to a lesser extent throughout New Zealand as a whole, the word Māoritanga is often used as an approximate synonym for Māori culture, the Māori suffix -tanga being roughly equivalent to the qualitative noun ending "-ness" in English. There have been three distinct but overlapping cultural eras—before widespread European contact, the 1800s in which Māori began interacting with European visitors and settlers, and the modern era since the beginning of the 20th century. Culture in the modern era has been shaped by increasing urbanisation, closer contact with New Zealanders of European descent (or Pākehā) and revival
“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it’s the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves. ”The New York Times Book Review“ Murakami is clearly one of the most popular and admired novelists in the world today, a brilliant practitioner of serious, yet irresistibly engaging, literary fantasy . . . Once you start reading 1Q84, you won’t want to do much else until you’ve finished it . . . Murakami possesses many gifts, but chief among them is an almost preternatural gift for suspenseful storytelling . . . Despite its great length, [his] novel is tightly plotted, without fat, and he knows
TOKYO, THE UNREAL CITY MARIKO NAGAI Here, in Tokyo, when an outsider comes, they come with an image of Tokyo: a metropolis, futuristic in its neon signs and high-rise buildings: the efficiency and punctuality of its people and all they touch: where the old ways of living smoothly inhabit the place of the modern: the East but not the East, and the West but not the West. Images they bring with their suitcases often collide with the real, and reality is as elusive as dreams, for this is the city made up of the dreams of the outsiders, a phantom, a city built with the imagination. People take on the city; they recreate it, redefine it. But they do not know that they are living in a dreamscape of their own making. That they are bring...
Success Secrets for Living A Better Life Here at Early To Rise we share success secrets for helping you achieve your personal-growth goals by advising you on how to become a better speaker, writer, thinker, and listener. We’ll show you how to build your vocabulary, increase your knowledge of good living (art, wine, etc.), find out how to have better relationships with your friends and family, and learn how to impress your boss. As you gain more wisdom in areas new to you, you’ll find this recipe for success starts to show… even if you don’t intend it to! You will be more informed. More confident. You will speak with greater authority and more clarity. People will begin to treat you differently because you know certain success secrets and apply them daily. People will gradually c
Will AI replace creative professionals? ANTHONY WOOD, SHILLINGTON EDUCATION JUNE 1, 2017 12:10 PM Automation. From assembly lines to cubicles, this word strikes fear into the heart of workers the world over. However, automation’s effect on creative professionals (and designers in particular) is somewhat unclear: While some writers warn of a day in the near future when computers will automate creativity, still others hypothesize that creativity may be our best (and last) defense against the widespread loss of jobs. So which will it be? Should designers fear the machines? Or should they embrace them? In order to determine how automation will affect designers, it’s important to examine several factors and developments: First, what types of jobs are most likely to be auto
Samsung profits boosted by smartphone sales Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Image copyrightSAMSUNG Strong smartphone sales have helped Samsung Electronics post its best quarterly results in more than two years. Second-quarter operating profit jumped 18% to 8.1tn Korean won ($7.17bn; £5.46bn), in line with the company's guidance issued in July. Operating profit at its mobile division soared 57% year-on-year to 4.3tn won. That is mainly driven by strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone models. Samsung predicts continued increase in demand for its smartphones and tablets in the second half of the year. But the company also indicated that "mar
World Business Report brings not just the headlines but the explanation behind the headlines and an examination of the trends in technology and the world of business. With teams of specialist business journalists across the globe and access to the BBC's Business and Economics Centre it delivers all you need to understand the complex and changing world of Business. Its main presenters, Tanya Beckett, Jamie Robertson, Sally Bundock and Aaron Heslehurst provide a guide to the day's business. Its in-depth coverage is supported by hourly business bulletins throughout the day. Business World Asl, Business World Wisconsin, World Business And Economy News, World Business Capital, World Business Chicago Board, World Business Council For Sustainable Development, World Business ...
What makes a great pop song? A catchy melody, for sure. A beat that makes you want to move. Lyrics that speak to your heart and head. And a voice that catches your ear and holds your attention. The best pop songs contain all of these elements and more. Scientists at the University of London who have studied the psychology of pop music have identified three elements that can make a song grab your attention and even sing along: Phrasing: The longer a singer holds a note or lyric, the more likely we are to listen. Think of Freddy Mercury's powerhouse vocals. Chorus: Three different musical pitches seems to be the magical number to make a song's chorus memorable. Strong vocals: Researchers say that test subjects show the most response to powerful male vocals, which trigger an emo
Harbor night celebration takes place on every Wednesday during high season (usually May through September) on Front Street of Hamilton Bermuda. So what is Harbor Nights? Basically, Bermuda at its best. This is the longest running street festival in Bermuda and the largest. The Front Street in Hamilton gets closed to all vehicles after sunset. The shops and the restaurants remain open till late at night. And the street comes alive with sparkling lights and music. Large number of vendors wearing colorful dresses sell various kinds of local arts and crafts. Many of them will be the local artists themselves who are generally willing to chat with you and explain their artwork. There are also a number of food sellers selling different kinds of food - both Bermudian and ethnic. And then com
Rugby, football game played with an oval ball by two teams of 15 players (in rugby union play) or 13 players (in rugby league play). Both rugby union and rugby league have their origins in the style of football played at Rugby School in England. According to the sport’s lore, in 1823 William Webb Ellis, a pupil at Rugby School, defied the conventions of the day (that the ball may only be kicked forward) to pick up the ball and run with it in a game, thus creating the distinct handling game of rugby football. This “historical” basis of the game was well established by the early 1900s, about the same time that foundation myths were invented for baseball and Australian rules football. While it is known that Webb Ellis was a student at Rugby School at the time, there is no direct evidence of t