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The Mounties “Always Get Their Man!” Dudi Sela Wins VanOpen Men’s Singles Tennis Championship

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Israeli tennis player, Dudi Sela is becoming a fan of Japanese cuisine in Vancouver, Canada. That’s because he’s a regular fixture in the city – or so it seems. For the fourth time, the 30-year-old from Kiryat Shmona, Israel, (now based in Tel Aviv,) recently claimed singles victory in the 14th Annual Odlum Brown VanOpen Men’s Championship, beating John-Patrick Smith of Australia, …

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The Kindergarten Teacher – A Teacher’s Interest In A Gifted Child Crosses The Line

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A New Film By Israeli Screenwriter and Director, Nadav Lapid “I don’t have complete memories of my poems. It’s a mystery out of consciousness and I’m still, as an adult, not quite able to explain it.” Speaking from New York, Tel Aviv-born screenwriter/director, Nadav Lapid 40, is on a whirlwind U.S. media tour to publicize the commercial release of his most …

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Sculptures Come Alive in VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Whether unearthed alongside ancient ruins, discovered unexpectedly in a woodland clearing or in a meditative water setting, there is a symbiotic relationship between sculpture, the environment and the viewer. Twenty artists explore that relationship with over 40 sculptures at VanDusen Botanical Garden opening July 30th. But sometimes the very incongruence of the sculpture within a public space is what grabs our …

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Israel’s Dip-Tech Digital In-Glass Printing Changes the Face of Architecture

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More Than Just A Façade: Dip-Tech Integrates Bold Design With Functional Architecture In Moscow, a lush 3-D forest of dense green trees reaches the rooftop and encircles the AFIMall, a new retail and entertainment center. Folded faux marbleized pages jut out across the Paris Barclay Bank exterior like gigantic cutout origami fans. From airport and subway murals, hotel lobbies and …

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Omer Arbel – Seeing The Light

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Designer, Omer Arbel Combines Alchemy and Science To Produce Interdisciplinary Magic From different perspectives, one sees amorphous cumulus clouds or a colony of opaque jellyfish, each alive with their own bright light. At night, they resemble benign icebergs – no fear of colliding – because they are trapped in fabric and suspended from the ceiling on braided coaxial cable. This …

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Hanging Out With Hersch at Kitchen On Main St.

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Hersch (Herschel Miedzygorski) really missed his true calling in life- he should have been a comedian instead of a restauranteur. Like Katz’s Delicatessen, the setting for the famous fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally or Monk’s Diner on Seindfeld, you can also find love at Kitchen On Main St. – over meatballs! “I grew up in the ‘borsht belt’ of Vancouver …

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The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House Where Buying A Home Is Always An Event

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The excitement from the casually elegant crowd is as palpable as the panoramic lake and mountain views from the home that surrounds them. “Three million!” shouts the auctioneer in his audacious singsong chant – his words spilling over one another in increasing crescendo, inciting bidders and guests alike. This is no ‘cattle rattle’ although the Stetson-hatted ringmaster does reflect a Western …

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Home Away From Home: Celebrity Home Rentals

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When Seth Rogen, Steven Spielberg or Channing Tatum are on location, what celebrity digs do they call home? When Calgary-based film production co-ordinator, Kim Goddard-Rains was asked to scout 25 luxury properties from which character, Hugh Glass, aka Leonardo DiCapprio, shooting The Revenant in Calgary, would select a celebrity home rental accommodation, she worked day and night from a long list of requirements. “It’s an …

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Annabel Stanley – Living Art Vine Cane & Willow Sculptor

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With coiled legs pointed to the sky, the woman’s torso is an intricate weave of serpentine branches and tendrils, gracefully positioned in a supported shoulder headstand. The abstract figure is part of the newest sculptural collection entitled Yoga, in which Kelowna artist, Annabel Stanley gives fresh willow and vine canes – literally – a second life. “I actually practiced the poses in front of …