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BE: Valverde feels that Bartomeu wanted his resignation

first_imgThis medium ensures that Valverde did not receive a clear response in the face to face and that, finally, Barça called his representative in the middle of the afternoon to inform him that the dismissal would be effective in the next few hours. Thus, this Tuesday will be the last day of Ernesto Valverde in Barcelona. The coach of Viandar de la Vera will go to his office in Sant Joan Despí to collect his things and say goodbye to the first team and employees of the club. They add in the BEING that the president stressed that “there was a lot of pressure” and denied the information that pointed out that the club had gone to look for Xavi Hernández to be his substitute. Valverde took the opportunity and asked them to be clear. The Txingurri called on those present to call his representative if they wanted to fire him and warned: If I did not receive an answer I would go to the training on Tuesday. Ernesto Valverde stopped being coach of FC Barcelona on Monday. In the club there were doubts with Txingurri and the defeat in the Spanish Supercup ended up sentencing him even if the team went to the Champions League qualifiers as a group champion and is the current leader of LaLiga Santander.Before the announcement of Quique Setién as his substitute, There were several meetings in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper between the board and also the board with the coach. After training, Ernesto Valverde met with Josep María Bartomeu, president, the executive director Òscar Grau and the manager Javier Bordas to elucidate his future. According to Sique Rodríguez in Cadena SER, Valverde left that meeting with the feeling that Bartomeu was trying to force his resignation.last_img read more

Siona’s Three Cultures, Colliding

first_imgShe sits in a chariot, clad in jeans, crossing over what could be sea or sky: on one shore await her parents in India, on the other shore is a little house with her husband and daughter in America. Along the border is the Eliyahu Hannabi prayer, transliterated in Marathi, the language she grew up with in Bombay, as an Indian Jew from the Bene Israel tribe. This striking image from the “Finding Home” series depicts the many overlapping worlds of artist Siona Benjamin, who came to America 20 years back.  Most of her family has emigrated to Israel or America; only her parents remain in India.“The feeling I have of never being able to set deep roots no matter where I am is unnerving, but on the other hand, there is something seductive about the spiritual borderland in which I seem to find myself,” says Benjamin who lives in Montclair, NJ.She combines the rich imagery of her past with her American present, creating a mosaic inspired by Indian miniature paintings, Christian illuminated art and Sephardic symbols. “I can claim all of it because I grew up with Muslim and Hindu friends. I went to Catholic and Zoroastrian schools. I studied Hindu miniature painting. I spent 23 years of my life in India so it’s a part of me.”Her very contemporary work is about political and social issues, issues of identity and gender but they are all juxtaposed with classical miniature painting, Hebrew religious texts and even Bollywood iconography and Americana in this cauldron of many cultures, past and present.“The ornate culture from which I came once seemed difficult and unnecessary to apply in my work,” she says. “Now I have found a way to use it, to be able to weave current issues and parts of my life in its intricacies, thus making this ornateness strong and meaningful.  In this way, I attempt to create a dialogue between the ancient and the modern, forcing a confrontation of unresolved issues.”   Related Itemslast_img read more