Juventus Buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Serie A Italian Club and Champion, Juventus, buys Real Madrid Midfielder and superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo for $189 million on a four year deal. The five time Ballon d’Or winner, will be leaving former club Real Madrid. To put in perspective of how big this $189 million contract is for Ronaldo, here is a simplified way to look at this. Over the course of four years, Ronaldo will earn $47m a year, about $4 million a month, which equates to $912,587 per week. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, maybe this will. In Italy, it would take the average Italian in what’s considered their ‘Blue-Collar’ workers, nearly 20 years to earn what Ronaldo will do in just 4. Turin, the home of Fiat and team owners Agnelli Family, were met the day after the signing with mass riots and frustration from Fiat, Chrysler, and Jeep workers. An estimated $100 million in revenue for Jeep is expected after the signing due to exposure from the jerseys the team wears. The Jeep logo will be on the front of the Juventus will be everywhere in the world. Queues formed everywhere across Italy and online for Ronaldo jerseys. He will wear his iconic number 7 for his new Club. 33 year old Ronaldo scored 4 goals in 4 matches for his nation Portugal in this year’s FIFA World Cup. In La Liga with Real Madrid, he made 27 appearances scoring 26 goals. In the UEFA Champions league, he made 13 appearances with Real Madrid, scoring 15 goals. As Real Madrid fans are disappointed in the move for their beloved midfielder, Barcelona, Real Madrid fans and soccer fans across the world are sad to see the El Clásico rivalry won’t be the same without Messi playing Ronaldo.

UTSA Professor Discusses the Resilience of San Antonio’s Cultural Heritage

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 By R Eguia . Last month, scholars, community members and students gathered at the Southwest School of Art Coates Chapel to hear a conversation by the San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor at UTSA, William Dupont, called A Resilient Heritage: Designing San Antonio’s Future to Preserve Our Past. The talk introduced Cultural Sustainability as the continuity of cultural systems of human existence. People have heritage identities and values that bind them to places and communities are essential for full sustainability. “Design with respect for Heritage,” was a key theme as Dupont...

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Computer and Internet Addiction is a Real Thing

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 Are you dependent on technology to bring you satisfaction in life? Dependency can be playing video games to escape reality, posting to social media to get attention or validation, compulsive online spending when anxious or bored, or visiting dating sites with the hopes of meeting the love of your life. Are there noticeable negative patterns surrounding your computer or internet activities? Are they causing problems in your relationships or affecting your work performance? Most of the time, these addictions are just distractions to real issues that people are not yet ready to face. They may feel anxious, impulsive or unfulfilled in life. These activities produce a “high”, filling a void and bringing pleasure that lasts momentarily. Overtime, these addictions have negative consequences that outweigh the positive feelings experienced. They can also have long-term negative effects on many areas of our lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research has shown that certain people are more susceptible to computer or internet addiction. These individuals include; those who have had prior addictions to other behaviors or substances; a history of depression or anxiety; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; or Low self-esteem. Recovering computer addicts reported feelings of euphoria when using the computer and feelings of depression, unfulfillment and irritability when not using it. They also described feeling withdrawn or neglected by family and...

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S.A Performance Art Collective HoK

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 On March 9, the local performance art collective, HoK (House of Kenzo) presented Permutations, a 20 minute production exploring systems, fluidity, work and cycles, at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston. The trio, Ledef (sound production), Brexxitt (choreography) and Grapefruit (concept design) embodied possibilities through splash choreography and projection mapping. Local carpenter company, Precision Woodworking Texas, assisted the group with an installation that included an indoor water trough, a 10 part pulley system and a network of clear bags filled with water tied onto natural rope. The performance was inspired by...

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Mariachi Girl Stars Lucero Garcia at the Magik Theatre

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 1 Many women have made their mark in the performance arts. In San Antonio, girls go to places like the Magik theatre to begin their journey. Like 14-year-old San Antonio actress, Lucero Garcia. She began acting at the age of 7 during The Magik Theatre’s summer camps and classes. She plays the role of Carmencita in the new show called Mariachi girl at the Magik Theatre. “I fell in love with musical theatre. All I could think about was being on stage singing and dancing and performing for people and making them...

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 0 By Melinda Gonzalez There is a renewed energy in the air and the culmination of efforts to re-establish the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) as the beacon of Chicano Art is paying off. Founded in 1980 and located in the heart of San Antonio’s historic Westside, the nonprofit organization serves over 100,000 people each year on a local, national and international scale through artistic, educational, and community programming. Jorge Piña who is a native San Antonian is back and fulfills a key leadership position for the GCAC after resigning from the...

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