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Vallauris - 1956 Exposition Contest

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Win an original, signed linocut entitled Vallauris - 1956 Exposition by Pablo Picasso. Vallauris is a linocut printed in five colours, each made from a separate block.

The organization 10:10 is raising money to fight climate change and so to win the artwork, entrants buy tickets priced at 10.10 GBP and answer a question about Picasso’s work. Correct entries will be drawn from a proverbial hat on 31 January next year and all proceeds go to the 10:10 campaign.

Enter here.

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Posted: November 6th, 2009
at 4:46pm by Koookiecrumbles

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The Man in a Van Project

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The beat-up 1989 Dodge van carries a sign with a question: "How has the recession affected you?" Along the side, a request: "Tell me your story."

Scrawled in marker across the orange paint are hard-luck tales: "My grandma lost her house and my dad is working less hours," signed Peoria, AZ. "I lost my job, my home, my car & was homeless for 6 months. This was the first time in 27 yrs I was out of work," signed Sue W.

The man behind the wheel is Aaron Heideman, 29, an artist from Grants Pass, Ore., who in the past year began sleeping in the van on a mattress he bought for a six-pack of beer and lost his job at a paint store. He hit the road July 1 with what he calls "The Man in a Van Project," angling for a $250,000 prize at an art fair.

"I just want to give people a voice," he said during a stop in Rhode Island, the 20th state he stopped in during what he calls a nationwide conceptual art piece. His media, as he describes it: a 50-yard roll of Tyvek, a Dodge van, and a homeless man (himself). His final destination is Grand Rapids, Mich., home of ArtPrize, where he plans to display his project in September and October.

During Heideman’s stops, he unscrolls several feet of the roll, lays it in front of the van with a couple of Sharpie markers, and encourages passers-by to pause for a minute and add their thoughts.

.:: continue reading the article ->

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Posted: September 1st, 2009
at 11:33am by Koookiecrumbles

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Tales from the Saddle

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Want to win a free cycling trip with Tour d’Afrique on one of our legendary tours? Be part of an expedition of epic proportions with a small group of like-minded individuals? Test your limits with a mental and physical challenge like never before?

We’d like to give you a chance to get a taste of it - absolutely free!

To start off 2009, Tour d’Afrique Ltd. is hosting its first ever a€oeTales from the Saddle" contest and giving away a free trip section to the best author (up to $2,500 USD value). What we’d like is to hear your cycling stories - the wildest, most memorable, inspiring stories of you and a bike. The story can be sad or funny, sentimental or with a moral to it - anything goes, as long as it involves you and a bike.

Submit your best story of up to 750 words, along with a picture or two, to enter for a chance to win a free trip.

The stories will be posted on the contest site and will be open to viewing by other visitors. The story that gets the most votes will be declared the winner!

.::Danny G. tells his story -> enter the contest here

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Posted: January 8th, 2009
at 4:47pm by Koookiecrumbles


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GSBI 2009 : Social Edge

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The Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBIa"¢), a program developed by Santa Clara Universitya€™s Center for Science, Technology, and Society, assists social benefit entrepreneurs in developing business plans that enable their organizations to reach increasing numbers of beneficiaries.

The GSBI consists of three major components:

  1. An on-line, mentored, application process hosted on Social Edge and based on three business planning exercises designed to benefit all who participate.
  2. 20 organization selected from the application process receive scholarships for an online (4 month) and in-residence (2 week)AA program that involves a€oeaction learninga€A and mentoring to prepare a sustainable plan for the organization.
  3. On-going mentoring and collaboration for all who complete the in-residence component.

All who participate in the Business Planning Exercises will benefit from the mentoring and feedback on their application, and 20 organizations will be selected for a full scholarship, valued at US $25,000, to participate in the 4-month online preparation and then to attend the intensive two week in-residence program. Selected candidates are responsible for their travel expenses (airfare, ground transportation, passport, and visa).

The application process involves completing three exercises where applicants define their value proposition, target market (beneficiaries), and a€oesocial businessa€A model (key income and expense drivers).

Read more and participate here (the first deadline is on the 16th of January)

thanks to Jill Finlayson at Social Edge for the heads up!!

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Posted: December 30th, 2008
at 7:46am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,web,business,competitions,development,philanthropy

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Ninja Video

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culture debates, forums and zero-day releases from tv and movie ninjas…

.::Explore -> NinjaVideo.net

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Posted: December 11th, 2008
at 6:06am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,art,apple,web,film,photo,boredom killer,"ninja",et cetera,competitions

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Atlanta: City of the Future

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Atlanta-based firm Praxis3a€"and the local offices of San Franciscoa€™s EDAW; Kansas City, Mo.a€™s BNIM; and Wakefield, Mass.-based Metcalf & Eddya€" partnered in the History Channela€™s City of the Future competition. They had seven days to formulate a 100-year plan for Atlanta. Online voters chose their entry, which beat out plans to transform Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

a€oeWe created as simple a story as possible,a€A says the teama€™s leader, Eric Bishop, a senior associate of EDAW, an international engineering, architecture, and planning firm. a€oeAnything we proposed had to be viable today. There was just an elegant simplicity to it.a€A The proposal was sweeping in its recommendations. Rivers will resurface, dense residential corridors will be built along existing transportation routes, and trees will pop up everywhere in between. Green rooftops will reduce water run-off , while greywater systems will be implemented to reduce water consumption. These eff orts are designed to spur significant long-term solutions.

Atlantaa€™s development and planning communities seem to be listening. The plan, dubbed a€oeThe City in the Forest,a€A is serving as a jumping-off point for a citywide sustainability program that is currently in the works. a€oeThere are a lot of complex issues coming down the roada€"energy, water, climate changea€"
that we need to be prepared to confront,a€A Bishop says.

.::Via a€"> developeronline.com

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Posted: September 16th, 2008
at 5:17am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture,competitions,development

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iPhone 3g pWned (for the avg. user) !

In case you couldn’t hold on to your frickin’ hat for a few weeks, the iphone-dev team, in true ninja fashion must I add, has released a classy tool for the power user. Yup, the new iPhone is officially "outta jail." We expect that the majority of ninjas are power users, in case you were confused by the title. Carry on, childr3n!

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Posted: July 21st, 2008
at 2:49pm by Black Ock


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Hackers Hell: Privacy That Can’t Be Compromised

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LONDON, July 5, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —-Permanent Privacy (visit http://www.permanentprivacy.com) announces the world’s first practical data encryption system that is absolutely unbreakable. And is offering a $1,000,000 challenge to anyone who can crack it.

$1,000,000 Challenge

Permanent Privacy (patent pending) has been verified by Peter Schweitzer, one of Harvard’s top cryptanalysts, and for the inevitable cynics Permanent Privacy is offering $1,000,000 to anyone who can decipher a sample of ciphertext. See the website http://www.permanentprivacy.com for details. foxbusiness

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Posted: July 17th, 2008
at 9:04am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,computers,web,business,competitions

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Prospect Magazine : Top 25 Intellectuals

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1 Fethullah GAAlen (*)

2 Muhammad Yunus (*)

3 Yusuf Al-Qaradawi (56)

4 Orhan Pamuk (54)

5 Aitzaz Ahsan (*)

6 Amr Khaled (*)

7 Abdolkarim Soroush (15)

8 Tariq Ramadan (58)

9 Mahmood Mamdani (*)

10 Shirin Ebadi (12)

11 Noam Chomsky (1)

12 Al Gore (*)

13 Bernard Lewis (34)

14 Umberto Eco (2)

15 Ayaan Hirsi Ali

16 Amartya Sen (8)

17 Fareed Zakaria (35)

18 Garry Kasparov (*)

19 Richard Dawkins (3)

20 Mario Vargas Llosa (29)

21 Lee Smolin (*)

22 JAArgen Habermas (7)

23 Salman Rushdie (10)

24 Sari Nusseibeh (65)

25 Slavoj Zizek (23)

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Posted: July 2nd, 2008
at 6:54am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,celebrity,web,games,weaponry,fo' real?,9th dan,"ninja",et cetera,competitions

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