sexta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2015

Lançamento do livro de Albert Hemsi: "Taiji quan - Intercultura e Educação"

Taiji quan - Intercultura e Educação“um estudo do domínio da expressão corporal e da filosofia daoista, reelabora a relação entre movimento e modo de vida no processo de aprendizagem de como a energia é dispersa e reposta.”


Alguns dos alunos/professores de Tai Chi Pai Lin entrevistados por Albert Hemsi na tese de doutorado que originou este livro participarão da roda de conversa a ser realizada em seu lançamento (no Espaço Luz, em 12 de dezembro de 2015, das 15h às 17:30h). 

O livro, que inclui uma entrevista inédita do autor com o Mestre Liu Pai Lin, pode ser adquirido com desconto no evento. Interessados também podem contatar a editora pelo email: e.contato@virtuseducacao.com.br
 
“O Mestre Liu Pai Lin ensinou de coração para coração. Por isso tocou e transformou vidas e espíritos. Reconheceu o potencial do Daono Brasil, e plantou milhares de sementes, que brotam até hoje. Albert Roger Hemsi é um discípulo tocado pelo Mestre, e deixa neste livro sua valiosa contribuição à história do Tai Chi Pai Lin.”

Jerusha Chang, 
Publicado na orelha do livro "Taiji quan - Intercultura e Educação", 
de Albert Hemsi, Editora Virtus Educação, 2015.

 “O tema do livro Taiji quan, intercultura e educação nos convida a vivenciar a calma, escutar, sentir e controlar a energia para se chegar a uma real aprendizagem. (...) Práticas educacionais procedentes de visões de mundo outras são coerentes com a trajetória do autor, que se permite reconhecer a diversidade por meio do relacionamento discípulo-mestre-discípulo como unidade dialética dos contrários. O autor acredita que o Taiji quan é a energia vital empenhada naquilo que fazemos, é a motivação que contribui tanto para a quietude como para o movimento na educação contemporânea.”

Margarita Victoria Gomez
Publicado na contracapa do livro "Taiji quan - Intercultura e Educação", 

de Albert Hemsi, Editora Virtus Educação, 2015.

quarta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2015

Micos-leões são novas atrações do Zoo Beto Carrero

O Zoo Beto Carrero tem novos moradores. A partir de ontem, terça-feira (08), os visitantes do Parque podem conhecer duas espécies de primatas brasileiros: o Mico-leão-dourado e Mico-leão-da-cara-dourada. 

Foram recebidos seis primatas, sendo dois exemplares de Mico-leão-dourado e quatro Micos-leões-da-cara-dourada. A vinda dos animais aconteceu por meio de convênio com o Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio).

Para recebê-los, o Zoo Beto Carrero construiu um recinto especialmente destinado aos animais, procurando reproduzir seu habitat, com plantas, cachoeira, cipós, tocas e muita privacidade.

Os animais

Os micos-leões são primatas de pequeno porte, alcançam peso máximo de 800g. Vivem em grupos familiares de até 15 indivíduos. O período de gestação é de 130 dias e nascem apenas dois filhotes. Após mamar, os filhotes são carregados pelo pai e pelos irmãos mais velhos, o que os prepara para cuidarem no futuro, de seus próprios filhos. Na natureza alimentam-se de insetos, frutos, raízes, caule e seiva das árvores. Já no Zoo Beto Carrero a dieta consiste de ração, frutas, carne, ovo, tubérculos e insetos, criados especialmente para eles.

O mico-leão-dourado é a espécie símbolo da conservação no Brasil. Através de esforços de zoológicos do mundo todo, a reprodução em cativeiro salvou da extinção as duas espécies. 

Zoo Beto Carrero 

O Zoo Beto Carrero possui mais de mil animais entre mamíferos, aves e répteis. Além dos tradicionais, como girafas e elefantes, e ainda algumas espécies ameaçadas de extinção, como tamanduá bandeira, ararajuba e o ganso do Havaí. Entre os destaques, estão cinco exemplares de raros leões brancos, que em 2015 deram ao Parque o orgulho de abrigar a primeira leoa branca nascida no Brasil. Além disso, é o primeiro zoológico no país em que um bebê girafa está sendo totalmente alimentado através de mamadeira. O filhote está com dois meses e seu desenvolvimento é considerado normal. 

Informações Beto Carrero World
Telefone: (47) 3261-2222

terça-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2015

38 Countries Launch Global Geothermal Alliance at COP21

Initiative aims for 500% increase in power generation and 200% increase in heating by 2030

Paris, France, 8 December 2015 – A coalition of 38 countries and over 20 development and industry partners have joined forces to increase the share of geothermal energy in the global energy mix. Launched at a high-level event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), the Global Geothermal Alliance, an initiative facilitated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aspires to achieve a 500 per cent increase in global installed capacity for geothermal power generation and a 200 per cent increase in geothermal heating by 2030.

“Geothermal has proven its potential to be part of both the global climate and energy action agenda,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “While geothermal can provide baseload power at some of the lowest costs for any power source, it remains under-developed. The Global Geothermal Alliance will provide a platform for partners to share best practices, further reduce costs and get the most benefit out of this sustainable energy resource.”

Nearly 90 countries have potential for geothermal energy resource development; however, just 13 gigawatts of installed capacity exists worldwide.

A proven technology, the main obstacle for geothermal power investment and development has historically been the high upfront costs of surface geophysical studies and drilling to explore for geothermal resources. But once a geothermal project is in operation, it can generate electricity at a low cost. The Alliance will aim to overcome these barriers by mitigating risks, promoting technological cooperation, coordinating regional and national initiatives and facilitating geothermal energy investments into energy markets.

The launch took place in the context of the Energy Action Day at COP21, co-organised by IRENA and featured Alliance member participation from H.E. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President, Iceland; H.E. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France; H.E. Judy Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya; and H.E. Simon Bridges Minister of Energy and Resources, New Zealand.

In two years of preliminary consultations, the GGA has gathered substantial support from governments, leading industry players, development partners, regional and national institutions and non-governmental organisations. The initiative was initiated in September 2014 at the Climate Summit organized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.












From left to right: Minister Ségolène Royal, France; President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Iceland; Director-General Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA. 

Tai Chi Chuan à beira-mar em Pontal do Sul no Paraná

Quem estiver curtindo o litoral do Paraná nas férias de dezembro e Janeiro poderá desfrutar da prática de Tai Chi Chuan à beira-mar em Pontal do Sul, Pontal do Paraná. A atividade é gratuita, livre e aberta para pessoas de todas as idades.

Além do Tai Chi, o professor Levis Litz também propõe uma atividade diferente que envolve o compartilhamento de olhares e sorrisos em silêncio.

Inspirada pelo evento que ocorreu em 5 de dezembro em Curitiba em que pessoas participaram do "Tai Chi & Sorrisos e Olhares" na Praça do Tai Chi.

Os participantes, numa atividade sentada - com a mente tranquila e o coração alegre, compartilharam seus olhares e sorrisos, em pares e em silêncio. 

A ideia veio de outro evento mundial que aconteceu na Praça Santos Andrade, em 15 de outubro denominado de "Entre olhares, experimento de conexão humana" criado pela The liberators international (theliberators.com.au/)" e levado a Curitiba por Chicooliveira (estudiochicooliveira).

Informações: WhatsApp (41) 8409-6858.

quinta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2015

What moves Millennials

Whether it’s to attract new visitors or new talent, Millennials are top of mind for cities today. At 74 million strong, Americans aged 18-34 are the largest demographic in the U.S., and many of them are on the move – just not to the places you might think.
To find out what’s most important to Millennials when considering a city to visit or live, Resonance interviewed more than 1,200 “mobile” Millennials – those that had traveled at least once in the past year – and found that their responses highlighted three key areas that motivate mobile Millennials today: Opportunity, Quality of Place and Affordability.
A New Definition of Opportunity
While Safety (1) and Affordability (2) are paramount, and Job Opportunities ranks 3rd, Average Wages and Income is much farther down the list, coming in a surprising 9th. Conventional thinking would suggest that a city’s average income would be more important than say, Scenery and Nature (4), Quality of Restaurants (7) and Recreation (8), but this isn’t the case with Millennials.
One of the reasons that opportunity ranks so high is that this young cohort of movers is more interested in entrepreneurialism than generations before them, and are more likely to work in a start up, with its inherent risks and excitement. According to the Kauffman Foundation, 54% of Millennials either want to start a business or have already started one. And as a result, “opportunity” is going through a major face lift.
“Millennials’ definition of opportunity is evolving”, explains Steven Pedigo, NYU professor of economic development and the director for the Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities. “It is shifting from solely ‘economic opportunity’ to one that also values ‘social opportunity’ too, with many Millennials choosing to work in an environment that favors social cohesion and a connection with community over strictly economic growth.”
This focus on opportunity instead of wages also explains why Millennials place a high value on experiences, even when considering employment – all of which questions the assumption that Millennials are entitled and lazy, a stereotype that David Manshoort, CEO of AssetAvenue, disagrees with.
He told entreprenuer.com that most Millennials he’s encountered are highly motivated – “just not strictly by cash,” and favor a more dynamic working atmosphere over the traditional 9-5.
“Millennials seek to learn and be creative, and are highly interested in personal and professional development,” he says. “That can work in a startup’s favor when you have plenty of opportunity but not necessarily large salaries to offer.”
Housing Affordability (2) Signals an Eye for the Future
Millennials don’t differ from other generations when it comes to housing prices – as our research shows, affordability is important. But they aren’t putting down roots just yet.
Two-thirds of Millennials are renters, and they’re more likely to live with roommates or family members than live alone, according to Nielsen research. But listing Housing Affordability as the second most important decision factor tells us that more Millennials could soon be making the leap from renter to homeowner. For instance, McAllen, Texas saw a 30 percent increase in Millennials (aged 18-34) from 2010-2013the average cost of a home is $178,000…third lowest in the country. Purchasing an affordable home is high on Millennials list of priorities.
In San Antonio, Texas, it’s a combination of affordability and growing job opportunities that’s made its mark, and fueled the largest increase in Millennials aged 20-29 in the country from 2010-2013 (9.2%). 
Two San Antonio-headquartered companies were recently named to the list of “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” based on the collaborative report by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine. NuStar Energy LP and USAA earned spots on the list for reasons ranging from company culture to stand-out benefits programs. And for what it’s worth, San Antonio also has the lowest grocery prices in the country, noted by the Council for Community and Economic Research, a Virginia based think tank which studies cost of living issues. Cheap rent and a surge in new businesses – there’s that opportunity again – are the main contributors to strong Millennial growth.
A New Focus on Quality of Place
Quality of Place relates to a city’s quality of experience, which plays directly into the mindset of today’s creative and innately curious Millennial. Scenery and Nature (4), Favorable Climate (5), Commute to Work (6) and Restaurants (7) are all ranked higher than Average Wage and Income (9) suggesting that Millennials consider a city’s software to be just as important as its hardware.
“Millennials want to live where it’s easy to have fun with friends and family, whether in the suburbs or closer in,” says M. Leanne Lachman of the Urban Land Institute.
“This is a generation that places a high value on work-life balance and flexibility. They will switch housing and jobs as frequently as necessary to improve their quality of life.”
And the ingredients for this ‘quality of life’ don’t change even when Millennials visit or travel to a city; the same Qualities of Place resurface. While we had their attention, we asked the same 1,200 Millennials what they look for before visiting a city.
In our 2015 Portrait of the Millennial Traveler report, we found that Millennials cited Favorable Climate as the 3rd most important factor in choosing a city, with 46 percent listing it as either very or extremely important; Scenery and Nature is also considered an important factor at 41 percent. And compared to other travelers, Millennials seek out Attractions and Experiences at a much higher rate while on vacation (51% vs. 40%).
Where the Future is Moving Today 
For the first time since the 1920’s, growth in U.S. cities is outpacing growth outside of them, Nielsen research tells us. But Millennials’ desire for opportunity, affordability and quality of place explains why cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago haven’t seen as much growth in the number of twenty-somethings over the past decade.
In fact, the cities that gained the most 20-29 year olds between 2010-2013 were San Antonio, Houston, Seattle and Miami. These cities also also placed highly in Resonance’s 2015 U.S. Place Equity Index - a new measure to benchmark the relative strength and competitive identity of one city to the next based on many of the experiential qualities that Millennials consider important. In our analysis, Miami ranks 8th overall, Houston 10th, Seattle 16th and San Antonio 26th.
The combination of Opportunity, Affordability and Quality of Place is attracting Millennials in search of a more balanced quality of life. And it’s this shift that’s blurring the definition of suburb and city, according to Steven Pedigo.
“Our suburban and urban areas are now sharing more similar characteristics than ever before: walkability, transit-oriented development, improved schools, authenticity, unique restaurants, and entertainment venues”, he says.
“The future of U.S. communities, in many respects, depends on where these Millennials ultimately decide to put down their roots. And at the moment, the communities that offer the perfect blend of what Millennials are looking for are winning out.”
Source: http://www.resonanceco.com