President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi embarks on Saturday on an Asian tour that will take him to Singapore, China and Indonesia. The tour comes shortly after the president wrapped up his visit to Russia on Thursday.During his seven-day Asian tour, President Sisi will hold meetings with the leaders of the three countries to bolster relations and open new vistas for cooperation especially in the economic domain.On the first leg of his tour, President Sisi will visit Singapore upon an official invitation from Singaporean President Tony Tan. The visit is the first of its kind by an Egyptian president in the history of the two countries.During his stop in China, the president will attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of China’s victory in World War II. The visit comes upon an official invitation from Chinese President Xi Jinping.President Sisi is expected to hold a series of meetings with senior Chinese officials to put into effect the agreements which have been signed between the two sides during Sisi’s visit to China last year.The president will wrap up his Asian tour by visiting Indonesia to foster bilateral relations. The visit is the first by an Egyptian president since 1983. It would be an opportunity to promote Indonesian investments in the Suez Canal Axis Development Project.
Batesville, In. — The latest report from the analysts at WalletHub would suggest the tri-state area is not all that “green.”Researchers looked at all 50 states and compared them with 27 key metrics to make the rankings. Ohio led the area at #35, Indiana was next 40 and Kentucky was determined to be the 48th least green state in the country.A link to the full study is here.
Spoke Art‘s new NYC home continues its excellence with a return to favorites. For the past seven years, Spoke has presented “Bad Dads,” a celebration of all things Wes Anderson. What started as a pop-up exhibit has grown into one of the most anticipated shows on their docket every year. The space at 210 Rivington St is intimate, and every inch is utilized to transform the location into another realm, last month was Bob’s Burgers.Opening night did not disappoint. Lots of good food (by Bareburger), good art, and very good fans. So many Zissous, Tenenbaums, and Fishers to be seen. There was even a spot in the back to take a selfie in a recreated Tenenbaum living space. The room was packed with fervent Anderson enthusiasts, all trying to see the spectacular range of portraits, themes, and color palettes through all mediums from each of Wes’ eight films. The staff was even dressed as the crew of the Belafonte tying it all together in perfect synchronicity.I even took a piece home myself by Rhys Cooper.This show runs until Sunday, November 13th and is a must stop for any fan of the quirky director or even if you are just someone who loves innovative and beautiful art. This is free and now open to the public.Participating Artists:Rebecca Mason Adams, Nicole Anguish, Ana Aranda, Christine Aria, Bagger43, Derek Ballard, Ryan & Lucy Berkley, Joshua Budich, Ivonna Buenestro, Sandi Calistro, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, Tracie Ching, Dan Christofferson, Ben Clarke, Camilla D’Erricco, Max Dalton, Mai Ly Degnan, Matt Dye, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Alex Garant, Monica Garwood, Sam Gilbey, Ian Glaubinger, Lauren Gregg, Dan Grissom, Justin Hager, Hari & Deepti, Adrienne Heloise, Primary Hughes, Maria Suarez Inclan, Ryan Inzana, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Alex R. Kirzhner, Bartosz Kosowski, Conor Langton, Nan Lawson, Ted Lincoln, Adam Lister, Kemi Mai, Marni Manning, Brighton Ballard, Guillaume Morellec, Danielle Murray, Reuben Negron, Jeany Ngo, Chelsea O’Byrne, Zach Oldenkamp, Lily Padula, Anna Pan, Ruel Pascual, Rich Pellegrino, Allison Reimold, Relm, Jesse Riggle, Bennett Slater, Daniel Speight, Nick Stokes, Meghan Stratman, Lindsay Stripling, Deangus, Concepcion Studios, Matt Taylor, Geoff Trapp, Chris Walker, Helice Wen, John Wentz, Bryce Wymer, ZEBUView as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.