Bacteria, fungi and protozoa in Signy Island soils compared with those from a temperate moorland

first_imgDuring the past 100 years many papers have been published on Antarctic microbiology in general and that of the soil, snow and ice in particular. However, there are still contradictory statements in the recent literature concerning the scarcity or abundance of micro-organisms in Antarctic soil, the similarities and differences in the composition of the soil microflora and microfauna of Antarctic and temperate soils, and the extent to which the Antarctic micro-organisms are adapted to grow at low temperatures. Many of the microbiological studies of the Antarctic lack detailed information concerning the habitat and detailed comparisons with temperate soils. As a result of opportunities provided by the British Antarctic Survey, microbiological investigations have been made on Signy Island in the South Orkneys and on soil samples and cultures transported to England. The results of these studies are compared here with similar studies made on soils of the Moor House National Nature Reserve in northern England. The paper also draws on the considerable information available concerning the climate, vegetation and soils of the two areas. Three groups of heterotrophic micro-organisms, bacteria, fungi and testate amoebae, have been studied to obtain information on their species composition, distribution and abundance in the soils. An examination of the temperature tolerance of some of the isolates was also made. Full results of these studies have been published or are in preparation (Heal 1965; Bailey in prep.; Latter & Heal in prep.; Latter & Cragg 1967; Latter, Cragg & Heal 1967).last_img read more

Wärtsilä to equip five LNG gas-carriers with fully integrated bridge systems under Arctic LNG-2 project

first_imgBoth navigation bridges of all five LNG tankers will be equipped with the Multifunction Display system Wärtsilä secures contract to equip five LNG gas-carriers. (Credit: Wärtsilä) The technology group Wärtsilä was contracted to deliver a complete bridge systems installation for five ice breaking LNG-fueled tankers to be constructed for the Arctic LNG-2 project. The navigational systems are delivered by Wärtsilä Voyage, the new business responsible for digital solutions and decision support tools to enhance safety and reliability of shipping operations.The order with Wärtsilä Voyage was placed in the first quarter of 2020 and now is in process of execution, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd shipyard.Under the contract two equivalent bridges will be placed in vessels’ superstructure; one of them is turned 180 degrees from the conventional position. This peculiar construction will allow icebreakers to move both forward and aft, thus ensuring safe vessels navigation under adverse climate conditions of the Arctics.Both navigation bridges of all five LNG tankers will be equipped with the Multifunction Display system consisting of 12 multifunction workstations with a full set of basic applications, including ECDIS, Radar, Conning navigation information display system, BAMS alarm tracking system, and Navi-Planner for advanced route planning. The scope of Wärtsilä solutions also includes VSAT and IRIDIUM satellite communication systems. The workstations are fully integrated into a unified system, which allows the main operational functions to be duplicated, thereby improving safety of ice navigation.Similar sets of equipment were installed on gas-carriers built under “Yamal LNG” project during 2014-2018 (with «Christophe de Margerie» as the lead ship in the series).As of today, all the navigational systems planned for installation are ready for integration with Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) – the first solution that puts previously fragmented services under one platform to lift ship-to-shore synergies and improve operational processes.“I’m sure that our experience in Yamal-LNG project, along with the high professionalism of South Korean shipbuilders, and the advantages of integrated technologies, will make the LNG tankers under construction truly effective for solving urgent tasks and developing safe navigation in the Arctics,” said Igor Gapeshko, Managing Director of Transas Navigator product line within Wärtsilä Voyage.All the equipment installed on board is fully compliant with the requirements of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Bureau Veritas (BV). It is designed and tested to operate all year-round in heavy Arctic conditions at temperatures down to 52°C below zero. The installation of the equipment is scheduled for 2020-2023.The Arctic LNG-2 project is dedicated to production, storage and shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas condensate from the Salmanovsky gas field of the Gydan Peninsula. The project involves the construction of three LNG production lines with a capacity of 6.6 million tons per year, as well as stable gas condensate. The total capacity of three lines is projected to be 19.8 million tons of LNG per year.Since its inception in 1974, Samsung Heavy Industries Co. has successfully completed many of the world’s largest shipbuilding and offshore engineering, procurement, construction projects for polar regions. Amongst others, it has developed and built the world’s first Arctic shuttle tanker, Liquefied Natural Gas Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (LNG FPSOs), developed and constructed various Arctic icebreakers and container ships. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

VCU Athletics *Development* Grad Asst. 2021-22

first_imgPosting Details Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Position NumberN/A Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Document CampusMonroe Park Campus Organizational Overview Anticipated Hiring RangeScholarship amounts for grad asst positions vary Resource CriticalYes Preferred:• Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiateathletics;• Strong customer service skills, highly organized, anddetail-oriented; and• Exceptional verbal and written communication. Working TitleVCU Athletics *Development* Grad Asst. 2021-22 Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Job Code/TitleGA – Graduate Assistant Required Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). DepartmentAthletics Office Sensitive PositionNo There are two (2) open positions within Development.This graduate assistant position for 2021-22 will be open untilfilled, and review of applications will begin immediately.For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, pleasecontact Danny O’Brien at [email protected] questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadershipapplications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom [email protected] Hours/WeekMax 29 hrs Open Until FilledNo Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101929 Remove from posting on or before06/01/2021 All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position viathe VCU eJobs system at www.vcujobs.com. A cover letter and resumemust be included as part of this application process.We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3)graduate assistant positions of interest.Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to beeligible for this position.For information about applying to VCU’s Center for SportLeadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/ .An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL ) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU AthleticsDepartment if they are the selected finalist. Additional Information VCU Athletics is seeking graduate assistants to assist in the dailyoperations of the Development area during the 2021-22 academicyear.Specifically, the Ram Athletic Fund Graduate Assistant will servean important role as a liaison between the VCU Athletic Departmentand its 3,600 donor, $3.5 million annual fundraising operation.This position will assist with fulfillment of donor benefits,coordination of RAF events, provide tremendous customer service andrepresent VCU Athletics at numerous external functions, homeathletic contests, donor trips, and University functions.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :• Identification of prospects for high-level annual and majorgifts, serving as a “front door” to the RAF office, and assistingMajor Gift Officers and Senior Administration with donoridentification;• Providing integral support with the coordination of donorbenefits, VCU donor database management, parking reallocation,gift/seating renewals, gift processing, game-day operations,special events, booster activities, promotions and other duties asassigned for a $3.5 million annual fund, 3,600 donoroperation;• Managing RAF email account and main RAF phone line;• Planning, implementing, and overseeing student-athlete“Thank-A-Thon,” reaching over 3,600 donors, and creating a fun,competitive environment for student-athletes to participate andspread the mission of VCU Athletics;• Working in a team environment, collaborating on projects withticket office, sports information department, marketing, coachesand all other areas of the VCU athletics department to provideoutstanding fan experience to all VCU patrons;• Attending all meetings as able and complete assignments in atimely, efficient, and professional manner; and• All other duties as assigned by Athletics Developmentstaff. At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Special Instructions to Applicants Job Open Date12/01/2020 * Please list the VCU graduate program to which you haveapplied, including the date you submitted your application.(Open Ended Question)* Please list any other graduate internships for which you haveor will apply. **Reminder: the limit is three VCU Athleticsinternship applications.**(Open Ended Question) Normal work hoursvaries Job CategoryAccounting/ Management/ Professional QUALIFICATIONS :Required:• Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and• Professionalism at all times, including numerous daily phonecalls and frequent personal interaction with donors; and• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as agraduate assistant at VCU . Description of the Job Preferred Qualifications Position TypeStudent Normal work daysvaries Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?Nolast_img read more

Win BIA 2010 tickets in our Cupcake window dressing contest

first_imgMake sure you enter British Baker’s window dressing competition, as part of National Cupcake Week, for the chance to win the fantastic prize of two tickets to the Baking Industry Awards 2010.This prize will be given to the bakery retailer that creates the best cupcake-themed window display to promote the week, which runs from 14-19 September.For the chance of winning, all we ask is that you incorporate the National Cupcake Week logo or posters into part of your display. These are available to download free from www.bakeryinfo.co.uk (click on the National Cupcake Week link on the homepage). If you are unable to print off posters, don’t worry, one poster will be sent out free to bakery and café subscribers of British Baker on 28 August. As the winner will be judged by the photography sent to us, make sure you try and achieve the best-quality pics you can, and try to avoid any nasty window reflections. Make sure you use a high-resolution setting when taking pictures with a digital camera.The deadline to enter is 30 September and winning entries will appear in a future issue of British Baker, so get planning now! Send images to [email protected] or Elizabeth Ellis, British Baker, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.last_img read more

Regis Philbin laid to rest at Notre Dame

first_img (Photo courtesyTommie Lee) Beloved entertainer and Notre Dame alum Regis Philbin has been laid to rest at The University of Notre Dame.A private funeral service was held at The Basilica and he was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the campus Wednesday.Philbin, no stranger to South Bend, graduated from Notre Dame in 1953. He passed away on July 24, shortly before his 89th birthday. Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNIPSCO will offer payment plans to help customers in most dire needNext articleI&M plans helicopter inspections of area power lines Tommie Lee By Tommie Lee – July 31, 2020 0 363 Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Regis Philbin laid to rest at Notre Damelast_img read more

News story: UK space sector ‘unites the World’ for World Space Week

first_img In August the British built European Space Agency’s Aeolus spacecraft was launched which will help to deliver improved weather forecasting On Wednesday (3 October) UK and Australian Space Agencies signed an agreement to co-operate on activities including communications technologies, space situational awareness and satellite navigation applications The Disaster Charter brings together 125 countries offering invaluable aid to end-users. It was recently activated in Indonesia to help emergency services reach those affected by the hurricane and tsunami affecting thousands The UK is building a rover for the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission to explore Mars With Britain’s world leadership in small satellite construction and Earth observation technologies, our space sector is well-positioned to support humanitarian assistance efforts abroad whilst growing science and jobs back home. To find out more about how satellite technology can support the development sector, visit the Space for Development website.Friday 5New opportunities will be revealed for graduates on Friday (5 October) to engage in the thriving space sector through industry-based placements. The placements offer talented and enthusiastic people an opportunity to engage in a growing global sector, providing practical experience to gain news skills and insights.Schools and other organisations will also benefit from a brand-new resource to support women engaging with the sector and STEM subjects more widely.The National Space Centre in Leicester is hosting a Bepi Colombo day where guests can learn about the lobster-like instruments developed for the upcoming mission, as well as listen to guest talks from Professor Emma Bunce, a key Leicester scientist involved in the mission.BepiColombo, due to launch later this month, is a joint mission to explore Mercury by the European and Japanese space agencies.Saturday 6The Science Museum opens its ground-breaking exhibition the Sun: living with our star. Featuring breath-taking visuals and interactive experiences, visitors can bask in sunlight, virtually try on a range of historic sunglasses in a digital mirror and see the Sun rise in different seasons and locations around the world on a huge illuminated wall display.Monday 8A brand-new resource will be released for schools and institutes to support women engaging with the sector and STEM subjects more widely. The Agency, in collaboration with WISE, has produced a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose, such as physics and engineering.Wednesday 10World Space Week will finalise showcasing international space collaboration. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about how the UK works with international partners on projects and missions.Some examples will include:center_img Throughout the week, the UK Space Agency will showcase how British space expertise can unite the world through international collaboration, whilst revealing new opportunities for graduates to join one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.Thursday 4Three new reports published today (4 October) by the UK Space Agency outline how the industry can help to save lives and livelihoods from natural disasters, address major challenges confronting the agriculture sector, and deliver better management of forests to improve production and protect nature on a global scale.Ray Fielding, Head of the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, said:last_img read more

Primus, Tycho & More Come Together To Support Victims Of The Oakland Fire

first_imgOn Wednesday, December 14, 2016, a small portion of those affected by the devastating fire at the Oakland, CA artists’ collective known as The Ghost Ship, which took the lives of 36 people, gathered for an impromptu, collective mourning and celebration of the lives lost, those left and attempt to heal the numbing.Organized in only eight days, a slew of Oakland born and curated artists, writers and musicians took to the stage at the Fox Theatre, delivering their talents for anywhere from five to 25 minutes long, for almost four hours total.“I spent the whole day really pondering this thing,” said Les Claypool, founding member, bassist and visionary behind the event’s top-billing group, Primus. “There’s this heaviness and this darkness. I don’t think I’ve ever done a show that has been surrounded by so much pain.”Other performances included a DJ set from Beats Antique, Tycho, The Coup, Hieroglyphics, Thao Nguyen, the tUnE-yArDs, Kennedy Ashlynn of Them Are Us Too, Fantastic Negrito, Rogue Wave, Geographer and Dan Deacon, the only act on the stage that was not a native of the Oakland/ SF Bay Area.Of the dozen acts and performances on the stage, three were recently nominated for a Grammy Award: Tycho’s fifth album Epoch was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Fantastic Negrito’s Last Days Of Oakland was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album and Primus & The Chocolate Factory was nominated for Best Surround Sound Album.Ashlyn, who’s bandmate and significant other Cash Askew was claimed by the tragedy, gave the most haunting performance of the evening with Anya Taylor. The tribute to Askew, a quarter-tempo mammoth rendition of “The Sweetness” by Jimmy Eat World, encapsulated the days since the fire with brilliant exhaustion as the chorus and ghastly woah-oh-ah-oh’s begged, “are you listening?”Deacon’s high energy performance offered an injection of positivity that the somber crowd desperately needed, going as far to turn the floor of the Fox into an impromptu dance-off, and concluded the set asking everyone to stretch their arms out, and grab a hand.“It doesn’t matter if somebody else is already holding that hand,” Deacon said. “We all need all of each other right now. Hold each other up, it’s not an exclusive need.”The entire evening played through like a festival in fast-forward. The acts were eclectic, there was barely any overlapping of genre or sound and the unified message of solidarity and togetherness was stronger than I’ve personally felt at any typical indoor gathering.In between acts, while the stagehands worked in overdrive to turn around the stage for the next artist, local figureheads in the underground community – architects of safe spaces and outlets for outcasts. This included the event organizers like Another Planet Entertainment, who runs shows at The Fox, The Greek, The Independent and several other staple music venues in the Bay Area, Noise Pop, and Paradigm Talent Agency as well as community organizers such as Josette Melchor, executive director and founder of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.Gabe Meline of KQED gave a heavy, emotional reading of his December 4 article titled It Could Have Been Any Of Us. He, as well as nearly every speaker or performer that took the stage, recounted that sentiment and recalled their own introductions into these unsafe corners where society tends to shove the arts.“I feel strange typing these words, because I no longer live in communal artist spaces like this. But they stay with you. They shape us, make us more fearless, give us confidence, validate our dreams. We never forget what those spaces gave us, especially those of us who turned those dreams into a life, and re-fit ourselves back into a once ill-fitting world,” read Meline. “The people lost to the Oakland fire will never get that chance.”Outside of Dan Deacon’s engagement of the audience, the crowd on the floor and in the balcony was less than animated all evening. People were into the music, and some folks were drunk so it was a far cry from a room of statues. Everyone in the crowd was letting the music do what it has always done: transport your mind away from the limitations of perceived reality, from the world, from the pain.During the closing set, Claypool spoke to that reality from a perspective that doesn’t get tossed around in friendly family circles: as a parent, and called for more of these benefit shows to create a fund for updating the safety of music venues and out of code retreats.Donations are still being accepted, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

The Cranberries Announce Final Album, Share New Single On Anniversary Of Dolores O’Riordan’s Death [Listen]

first_imgIn The End Tracklisting1. “All Over Now”2. “Lost”3. “Wake Me When It’s Over”4. “A Place I Know”5. “Catch Me If You Can”6. “Got It”7. “Illusion”8. “Crazy Heart”9. “Summer Song”10. “The Pressure”11. “In The End”View Tracklisting[H/T Stereogum] The career timeline of The Cranberries came to a tragic halt on January 15th last year when the band’s lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, died in London at the age of 46. The three surviving members of the famous alt-rock band, who broke into the American mainstream music scene back in the 1990s with big hits including “Zombie”, “Linger”, and “Dreams”, now found themselves without their longtime friend and trademark voice. The band marked the one-year anniversary of O’Riordan’s death on Tuesday by announcing their final album, which includes their beloved singer on vocals. The album will be titled In The End, and is scheduled to arrive on April 26th via BMG.The instrumental portions of the album were recorded following O’Riordan’s death in April and May of last year at Kore Studios in London. The three surviving members, Mike Hogan, Noel Hogan, and Fergal Lawler, enlisted Stephen Street, who had worked with the band on their first two albums, to help them complete the project. The initial writing sessions for the material that would end up on the new album began back in the fall of 2017 when the band was rehearsing for their then-scheduled North American tour, which would go on to be canceled due to O’Riordan’s health.Related: Arcade Fire Covers The Cranberries’ “Linger” In IrelandThe lead single from In The End was also shared with the album’s announcement on Tuesday. It is almost impossible not to get goosebumps while listening to O’Riordan’s voice on the posthumous recording, especially with the opening lyrics that state, “Do you remember, remember the night/At a hotel in London, they started to fight.” Fans can tune into the audio-only video below to listen to the single.The Cranberries – “All Over Now” – Official Audio [Video: Warner Music Group]The three remaining members of the band shared a statement on the whirlwind emotional journey they’ve all been on over the last twelve months:After Dolores’ devastating and unexpected passing in January 2018, we took some time out and put all plans on hold. As time passed, we began to think about how we might best honour our close friend and bandmate. This was a very painful process. We remembered how Dolores had been so energised by the prospect of making this record and getting back out on the road to play the songs live, and realised that the most meaningful thing to do was to finish the album we had started with her. We felt that this is what she would want. We spoke with Dolores’ family and they agreed.Eileen O’Riordan, Dolores O’Riordan’s mother, also shared a statement on the forthcoming album, saying, “I can’t think of a more fitting way to commemorate the first anniversary of Dolores’ passing and to celebrate her life than to announce to the world the release of her final album with the band.”O’Riordan had completed recording her vocal parts in the demo stage of the album process, which will be used on the eleven songs featured on the album.“It was a very emotional process for us,” the band’s honest and emotional statement continued.There were many difficult moments during the recording sessions, particularly the first and last days. After the first day we all seemed to be thinking the same thing although we didn’t speak about it; if we didn’t try to put our emotions to one side and focus on the work then we were going to do an injustice to Dolores. Knowing that we would never get to play these songs live made it even more difficult. There was also an overwhelming sense of finality knowing that this was the last time that we would be in the same studio together working on a Cranberries album. The last track we recorded in the studio was ‘In the End’ and it was then that it really sunk in; this is it, this is the end.Fans can click here to pre-order End The End ahead of its arrival on April 26th.last_img read more

Landscape Services completes campus projects

first_imgStudents taking part in the mass exodus to and from classes each day have been treated to a newly beautified campus landscape. From South Quad and the Grotto to DeBartolo Quad and Notre Dame Avenue, projects were completed to accommodate students’ walking patterns and to streamline overall campus upkeep. Sarah Misener, associate vice president for Campus Services, said the project ideas originated from reviews conducted by Landscape Services and Facilities Design & Operations. Landscape Services and Facilities Design & Operations review areas of campus and prioritize landscape installation renewal projects on an annual basis,” Misener said. Misener said the Landscape Services team begins reviewing campus project possibilities in the winter months and sets completion dates for the summer months. Because shrubs and plants on campus require annual renewal, Misener said, Landscape Services must narrow down possible new projects to a manageable list that will then be added to the summer workload. “Summer months represent the best time to do much of the planting work on campus,” Misener said.  “Consequently, several projects are staged with completion dates that are prior to or near the start of the academic year.” Major projects this summer included the installation of brick sidewalk trim, perennial beds planted on South Quad, the placement of mulch around trees on South Library Quad and the realignment of pedestrian crosswalks near the Grotto, she said. DeBartolo Quad and the gazebo on Debartolo Quad, were refurbished, and visitor-friendly landscape was added, Misener said.  Notre Dame Avenue’s aging and damaged trees were replaced and more were planted along parts of the avenue’s gaps, she said.  Lyons Hall and the Morris Inn also saw completed renovations this summer, and work was done on the Center for Flow Physics and Control White Field Facility, Misener said. “[These projects] add to the students’ experience … by creating and maintaining beautiful spaces on which to study, pray, work and play,” she said. Misener said campus landscaping projects are funded by donations from benefactors, which was the case with this summer’s work on the Morris Inn, or managed within the annual landscape budget. Freshman Ian Flyke said he was pleased with the updates. “I really like the campus changes, especially the rock courtyard between DeBartolo [Hall] and the Snite [Museum of Art],” he said. Flyke said he began to follow Notre Dame’s landscaping team’s Twitter handle, @NDgroundscrew, to see updates on their work and pictures of continuing projects. “I really like seeing what they’re up to now,” he said. “They have entertaining tweets.” Senior Chris Ayala said he is impressed by the work done by the landscaping team. “I think the landscaping is nice, but I really miss being able to sit on the raised ledge outside DeBartolo [Hall],” he said. “It’s aesthetically pleasing, but beyond that I don’t see any tangible benefits.” Sophomore Ethan Muehlstein said he appreciated the improvements in front of Lyons Hall on South Quad. “In the future, I’d like to see more flowers on God Quad so you can walk along flower paths, and overall more lights so you can highlight the gardens at night,” he said. “Nevertheless, the work the Landscaping team does is phenomenal and I am proud to go here and see it daily.” Sophomore Haley Van Steenwyk said she is “still getting used to the changes,” especially by DeBartolo Hall. “I like that they’re doing something different, but I think they should have had it all completed before we got to campus,” she said. “I like that they have more plants everywhere, but I feel like we’re still waiting to see a finished product.” Contact Kyle Witzigman at [email protected]last_img read more

“Liberators” Like Martí, Artigas, Bolívar, and San Martín Make the Jump to TV

first_imgBy Dialogo September 22, 2009 “Liberators,” presented in San Sebastián, is a collection of eight TV movies that will be broadcast next year on Televisión Española (TVE) in order to introduce the public to the ideas and actions of the most significant figures of the struggle for independence in Latin America. The names of José Martí (Cuba), José Gervasio Artigas (Uruguay), Joaquim José da Silva “Tiradientes” (Brazil), Moreno and Mina (Mexico), José de San Martín (Argentina), Bernardo O’Higgins (Chile), Túpac Amaru (Peru), and Simón Bolivar (Venezuela) are those that form the collection. As producer José Mª Morales (Wanda Films) explained at the Festival of San Sebastián, “Liberators” aims “to go into the more human aspects of these individuals and transmit their liberating ideology, which went beyond the search for independence and pursued the liberation of humanity as such.” Two of the chapters in the collection have already been filmed, one of them the one dedicated to José Martí, directed by the Cuban Fernando Pérez, responsible for titles like “Madagascar” (1994), “La vida es silbar” [Life Is to Whistle] (1998), and “Suite Habana” [Havana Suite] (2002), and concentrating on the young Martí, “the one who didn’t yet know what he was going to represent in the history of America and who was already uniting all the conflicts of present-day Cuba,” according to Morales. The other chapter that is ready is the one centered on the figure of the Argentine José de San Martín, directed by Tristán Bauer, responsible for “Iluminados por el fuego” [Blessed by Fire] (2005), and Leandro Ipiña, who concentrate on the period in San Martín’s biography most dominated by warfare, especially the battle to cross the Andes. Next to be filmed will be the TV movie dedicated to Artigas, directed by César Charlone, a habitual collaborator of Fernando Meirelles, who expects Spanish actor Rodolfo Sancho to play the part of Aníbal Larra, charged with a mission to try to assassinate Artigas. Rodolfo Sancho is the son of Sancho Garcia, also an actor, who is one of the principal supporters of this initiative through his production company, Lusa Films, and is responsible for the idea of showing through “Liberators” the idea of fraternity existing among the peoples of Latin America and their free relationship with the rest of the world, based on the literature that exists about these men, the legends that have come to surround their figures, and even their personal writings. Filmmakers like the Mexican Arturo Ripstein and the Brazilian Marcelo Gomes are also going to collaborate on the collection.last_img read more