瑞典服装HM公司的旧衣服是可以回收的

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–瑞典著名时装公司HM今天发布年度报告称,利润比上年增加7%。不过最让人印象深刻的是店铺的扩张,去年一年增加了427个店铺和35个网店。

北欧绿色邮报网关注的是HM时装公司的可持续发展举措。还真不错,HM非常注重供应商,合作伙伴,水,材料等多线条的可持续性。

什么是可持续性啊?天天赚钱就可持续了吗?关键是吸引人的理念。HM时装公司和宜家有点儿相似,就是要让所有的人都能享受时装产品,价格一定要可以接受,产品获得一定要方便。

同时,HM提倡服装回收。如果你把自己最喜欢的衣服藏在角落,多年以后,没准儿又时髦了,还可以拿出来穿,不要不好意思,不要觉得过时了。因为我们如果把旧衣服都随垃圾扔出去烧掉,那么地球上的棉花,和塑料是不够我们消费的。所以,无论你的服装是棉的,还是化纤的,都可以送到离家最近的HM服装店去回收,即使破了,他们也要,只要是HM品牌的。这就是他们履行社会责任的一个方法。

顾客可以选择。HM的棉花要来自有良心的棉农,就是说在种棉花的时候就要少上化肥和农药。

HM 从2013年开始回收旧衣服,到目前为止已经回收了32000吨服装材料相当于一亿件T恤衫。HM认为,原材料是有限的。如果我们把旧衣服都随着垃圾扔到填埋场或者烧掉,那么,原料供应是不够的。因此在每个HM店都可以回收HM品牌的旧衣服。

另外, HM还教你要经常搞搞服装交换活动,这样,也可以避免重复购买或者浪费金钱。和其他人换穿时装并不丢人。二手店生意不错。

Swedish H&M recycles its clothes

Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 31(Greenpost)–Swedish H&M has recycled its clothes for four years.

Anyone who has bought H&M brand can put it back to the shop when it is old or not used.  So far, it has recycled equivalent 32 thousand ton of material and one million T-shirts material.

 

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB sees a strong expansion year last year

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 31(Greenpost)–Swedish garments’ giant H&M has seen a strong expansion year in 2015- 2016 financial year with a total net addition of 427 new stores and 11 new H&M online markets, according to its yearly report issued today.

The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 7 percent in local currencies during the financial year. Converted into SEK, sales including VAT increased by 6 percent to SEK 222,865 m (209,921). Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 192,267 m (180,861).

Gross profit increased to SEK 106,177 m (103,167). This corresponds to a gross margin of 55.2 percent (57.0).

Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 24,039 m (27,242). The group’s profit after tax amounted to SEK 18,636 m (20,898), corresponding to SEK 11.26 (12.63) per share. Profits during the year were negatively affected by increased mark-downs but also by higher purchasing costs from the strengthened US dollar.

But it saw very strong expansion during the year with a total net addition of 427 (413) new stores and 11 new H&M online markets. At the end of the financial year H&M had 35 online markets and the number of stores amounted to 4,351 in 64 markets.

13,000 new jobs were created in the H&M group in 2016. The number of employees amounted to more than 161,000 (148,000) at the end of the financial year.

Continued strong online development for all brands both as regards sales and profitability.

 

Swedish master photographer Nilsson: respect for life

Stockholm, Jan. 31(Greenpost)–Swedish master photographer Nilsson: respect for life

13:19, May 24, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum Swedish master medical photographer Lennart Nilsson is a pioneer in medical photography. In association with researchers and with the help of advanced, specially designed equipment, he has documented the inside of man down to the level of a cell with his camera.


Lennart Nilsson photo by: Xuefei Chen

Born in Strängnäs, a satellite city of Stockholm, in 1922, Nilsson got his first camera from his father when he was 11 years old. From the early stage, he has been interested in looking at ants and taking photos of them.Throughout the years, he has devoted special attention to capturing the creation of a human being, from conception to birth.

In 2006 when his photo book Life was published in both Swedish and English, he was invited to give a lecture at the Stockholm bookstore. He vividly described to the public how he took the photos so that the development process of the embryo can be understood better.

Finally when he was signing his name in the book, I asked him what made him so passionate about working on this, he stopped writing and thought for a second, “I think it is the respect for life,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began his career as a photographic journalist in the middle of the 1940s and published a number of photo-essays in Swedish and foreign magazines, including “Polar Bear Hunting in Spitzbergen” (1947) and Midwife.

In order to take a good photo of a midwife who had helped deliver 2500 babies, Nilsson followed her for months and finally, he published a collection of the women who later donated the album to a local museum.

“In 1953, I got an assignment for Life to photograph Dag Hammarskjold’s arrival in New York as UN Secretary General and then got the assignment of photographing of the human embryo, I took the two kinds of photos to the editor, the editor said the embryo is extraordinary,” Nilsson told reporters recently at a press conference in Stockholm when the new contemporary photography museum Fotografiska opened in the Stockholm Harbor.

Instead of taking a portrait of the Secretary General, Nilsson gave a full picture of the UN chief’s office with a table, three sofas and a telephone showing a world leader full of thoughts and vision for the whole world.

“When I went to the professor to take the embryo photo, I was looking around and then I saw something which was unbelievable, it was a tiny human embryo lies in a very special place, a 10-20 millimeter embryo with hands, arms and eyes, and I got a shock,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began experimenting with new photographic techniques in the mid-1950s to report on the world of ants and life in the sea. His revealing macro-studies were published in his book on ants, Myror (1959), and in the Life in the Sea (1959), and in Close to Nature (1984).In the 1960s special designed, very slim endoscopes made it possible for him to photograph the blood vessels and the cavities of the body with the necessary depth of field and, in 1970,he used a scanning electron microscope for the first time, he was also considered the vanguard for three dimension digital pictures of the body organs.


A baby in the womb, photo by Lennart Nilsson.

After his photographs of human embryo were published, he was encouraged to continue photographing the origins of human being.

In order to show the foetal development from the earliest stage he used macro-lenses and instruments with special wide-angled lenses.

“This takes many years, and it was taken black and white first and after about a year with special interference condenser, they were made colored,” Nilsson explained to People’s Daily Online in his exhibition gallery in the museum.

“It was taken with microscope interference, and the other was taken with scanning microscope, this is done for scientists as well as for ordinary people to see, I work with scientists, top people at Karolinska Institute, but it is also very important for people to see,” Nilsson said.

The publication in 1965 in Life, ‘The Drama of Life before Birth’, became a milestone. His famous book A Child is Born was published in the same year and has since been published in five editions in over twenty countries, according to the information from his webpage.

“In 1958, I believe, I was thinking about giving up photography for five years to study medicine. I didn’t want to become a doctor, but wanted to learn the basics. But a professor I was working with advised against it. He said, ‘Lennart, don’t lose those five valuable years. Read the literature and then put us researchers to use – we’ll have all the latest news!’” he said in an earlier interview.

He was under contract as a photographer for Life from 1965-1972 and produced stories on the heart and heart attacks, the microscopic view inside the body and the brain.

His experiments with photography and light microscopy were succeeded by his use of the scanning electron microscope, which provided not only magnification of hundreds of thousands times but sharp three-dimensionality.

Nilsson has established an international reputation for his films for television on the human body, but he has also directed his attention to the animal world and the plant and insect world.

He was the first person to take the photo of HIV virus and through that process scientists found that some people in Africa can never get HIV. He has also taken photographs of cancer cells for research.

Talking about the technology, he revealed that light was the enemy for him to take photos because the subject he took was always too small and in dark place.

Nilsson has received a number of eminent awards and prizes for his photographic work. He was the first recipient of The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation’s Photography Award in 1980 and received the ICP Infinity Award in 1992 among others.

Nilsson became a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine in 1969, received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institute in 1976, an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Technische Unversität Braunschweig in Germany in 2002, and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Linköping University in Sweden in 2003.

In 2009 the Swedish Government awarded Nilsson the honorary title of professor.

NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Voyager I and Voyager II both carried photographs from A Child is Born on their journey through the solar system and out into the universe.

As a result, his work has been collected by a number of museums and institutions, including the British Museum in London, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, MOMA in New York, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, National Museum and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

Since 1998, the Lennart Nilsson Award has been presented annually during the Karolinska Institute’s installation ceremony. It is given in recognition of extraordinary photography of science and is sponsored by the Lennart Nilsson Foundation.

“I like to read biographies about people who have contributed a lot to humanity. I listen to classical music when I work, ideally Beethoven. And I hum and sing when I work. It could be old narrative songs or anything at all,” Nilsson said when he was interviewed earlier by the local media.

Nilsson said in his life, he admired Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and Marie Curie (1867-1935). And he thinks that originality of ideas is important. The greatest thing is to be first with an idea!

Nilsson is very modest and sincere. At age of nearly 88, he is still cooperating with colleagues in Karolinska Institute where the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is selected every year.

“If they have an interest, be persistent, I have many assistants and students and this is very important because they are welcomed to get connection with Karolinska Institute, it is very important to feel welcomed and to be there and get more information from it, Karolinska Institute is working for one reason, that is for health, to discover ways to deal with cancer, so I am very glad to be included in the program in autumn,” Nilsson said to People’s Daily Online on advice to young scholars and how he keeps fit.

“He can forget all the other things when he is working and he is still working diligently,” Mrs Nilsson told People’s Daily Online.

By Xuefei Chen, People’s Daily Online correspondent in Stockholm, chenxuefei7@hotmail.com

http://en.people.cn/90001/90777/90853/6996756.html

Source: People’s Daily Online.

Remembering Lennart Nilsson in 2006 and 2010

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson and Jan Peter Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 31(Greenpost)–Swedish Master Photographer Lennart Nilsson died on Jan. 28, 2017 at age 94.

He is remembered as a dedicated photographer and his books A baby is born and Life are great legacy he left to mankind.  It vividly illustrated how a baby was born and how it looks like in the womb of the mother.  The following is the photos from April 2006 when he gave a lecture about his book life.DSCF3415

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People were waiting for his lecture.

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He signed his book for the reader.

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Above photos were taken by Jan Peter Axelsson in April, 2006.

After the signature, I made up my mind to ask him a question. Can I ask you what has made you so devoted or have the great passion for taking these photos?

He looked at me for a second and said, I think it is the respect for life.

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In October 2010, Lennart Nilsson’s photos were exhibited in the famous gallery Fotografiska.

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American photographer Annie Leibovize (left) and Lennart Nilsson held a press conference in May 2010. Photo by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

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Above photos were taken by Xuefei Chen Axelsson in May, 2010.

Swedish master photographer Nilsson: respect for life

13:19, May 24, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Swedish master medical photographer Lennart Nilsson is a pioneer in medical photography. In association with researchers and with the help of advanced, specially designed equipment, he has documented the inside of man down to the level of a cell with his camera.


Lennart Nilsson photo by: Xuefei Chen

Born in Strängnäs, a satellite city of Stockholm, in 1922, Nilsson got his first camera from his father when he was 11 years old. From the early stage, he has been interested in looking at ants and taking photos of them.

Throughout the years, he has devoted special attention to capturing the creation of a human being, from conception to birth.

In 2006 when his photo book Life was published in both Swedish and English, he was invited to give a lecture at the Stockholm bookstore. He vividly described to the public how he took the photos so that the development process of the embryo can be understood better.

Finally when he was signing his name in the book, I asked him what made him so passionate about working on this, he stopped writing and thought for a second, “I think it is the respect for life,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began his career as a photographic journalist in the middle of the 1940s and published a number of photo-essays in Swedish and foreign magazines, including “Polar Bear Hunting in Spitzbergen” (1947) and Midwife.

In order to take a good photo of a midwife who had helped deliver 2500 babies, Nilsson followed her for months and finally, he published a collection of the women who later donated the album to a local museum.

“In 1953, I got an assignment for Life to photograph Dag Hammarskjold’s arrival in New York as UN Secretary General and then got the assignment of photographing of the human embryo, I took the two kinds of photos to the editor, the editor said the embryo is extraordinary,” Nilsson told reporters recently at a press conference in Stockholm when the new contemporary photography museum Fotografiska opened in the Stockholm Harbor.

Instead of taking a portrait of the Secretary General, Nilsson gave a full picture of the UN chief’s office with a table, three sofas and a telephone showing a world leader full of thoughts and vision for the whole world.

“When I went to the professor to take the embryo photo, I was looking around and then I saw something which was unbelievable, it was a tiny human embryo lies in a very special place, a 10-20 millimeter embryo with hands, arms and eyes, and I got a shock,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began experimenting with new photographic techniques in the mid-1950s to report on the world of ants and life in the sea. His revealing macro-studies were published in his book on ants, Myror (1959), and in the Life in the Sea (1959), and in Close to Nature (1984).In the 1960s special designed, very slim endoscopes made it possible for him to photograph the blood vessels and the cavities of the body with the necessary depth of field and, in 1970,he used a scanning electron microscope for the first time, he was also considered the vanguard for three dimension digital pictures of the body organs.


A baby in the womb, photo by Lennart Nilsson.

After his photographs of human embryo were published, he was encouraged to continue photographing the origins of human being.

In order to show the foetal development from the earliest stage he used macro-lenses and instruments with special wide-angled lenses.

“This takes many years, and it was taken black and white first and after about a year with special interference condenser, they were made colored,” Nilsson explained to People’s Daily Online in his exhibition gallery in the museum.

“It was taken with microscope interference, and the other was taken with scanning microscope, this is done for scientists as well as for ordinary people to see, I work with scientists, top people at Karolinska Institute, but it is also very important for people to see,” Nilsson said.

The publication in 1965 in Life, ‘The Drama of Life before Birth’, became a milestone. His famous book A Child is Born was published in the same year and has since been published in five editions in over twenty countries, according to the information from his webpage.

“In 1958, I believe, I was thinking about giving up photography for five years to study medicine. I didn’t want to become a doctor, but wanted to learn the basics. But a professor I was working with advised against it. He said, ‘Lennart, don’t lose those five valuable years. Read the literature and then put us researchers to use – we’ll have all the latest news!’” he said in an earlier interview.

He was under contract as a photographer for Life from 1965-1972 and produced stories on the heart and heart attacks, the microscopic view inside the body and the brain.

His experiments with photography and light microscopy were succeeded by his use of the scanning electron microscope, which provided not only magnification of hundreds of thousands times but sharp three-dimensionality.

Nilsson has established an international reputation for his films for television on the human body, but he has also directed his attention to the animal world and the plant and insect world.

He was the first person to take the photo of HIV virus and through that process scientists found that some people in Africa can never get HIV. He has also taken photographs of cancer cells for research.

Talking about the technology, he revealed that light was the enemy for him to take photos because the subject he took was always too small and in dark place.

Nilsson has received a number of eminent awards and prizes for his photographic work. He was the first recipient of The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation’s Photography Award in 1980 and received the ICP Infinity Award in 1992 among others.

Nilsson became a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine in 1969, received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institute in 1976, an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Technische Unversität Braunschweig in Germany in 2002, and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Linköping University in Sweden in 2003.

In 2009 the Swedish Government awarded Nilsson the honorary title of professor.

NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Voyager I and Voyager II both carried photographs from A Child is Born on their journey through the solar system and out into the universe.

As a result, his work has been collected by a number of museums and institutions, including the British Museum in London, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, MOMA in New York, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, National Museum and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

Since 1998, the Lennart Nilsson Award has been presented annually during the Karolinska Institute’s installation ceremony. It is given in recognition of extraordinary photography of science and is sponsored by the Lennart Nilsson Foundation.

“I like to read biographies about people who have contributed a lot to humanity. I listen to classical music when I work, ideally Beethoven. And I hum and sing when I work. It could be old narrative songs or anything at all,” Nilsson said when he was interviewed earlier by the local media.

Nilsson said in his life, he admired Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and Marie Curie (1867-1935). And he thinks that originality of ideas is important. The greatest thing is to be first with an idea!

Nilsson is very modest and sincere. At age of nearly 88, he is still cooperating with colleagues in Karolinska Institute where the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is selected every year.

“If they have an interest, be persistent, I have many assistants and students and this is very important because they are welcomed to get connection with Karolinska Institute, it is very important to feel welcomed and to be there and get more information from it, Karolinska Institute is working for one reason, that is for health, to discover ways to deal with cancer, so I am very glad to be included in the program in autumn,” Nilsson said to People’s Daily Online on advice to young scholars and how he keeps fit.

“He can forget all the other things when he is working and he is still working diligently,” Mrs Nilsson told People’s Daily Online.

By Xuefei Chen, People’s Daily Online correspondent in Stockholm, chenxuefei7@hotmail.com

(Editor:张洪宇)

http://en.people.cn/90001/90777/90853/6996756.html

今日头条:瑞典著名摄影大师《生命的奇迹》创造者尼尔松逝世享年94岁

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–曾经乃至现在依然在打动世界人民心弦的惊世作品《生命的奇迹》红遍大江南北,红遍瑞典,也红遍瑞典以外的世界各个角落。而创造这个奇迹的始作者就是瑞典著名摄影大师,莱纳特.尼尔松。尼尔松生于1922年8月24日,于2017年1月28日农历大年初一逝世。

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尼尔松于1965年发布了一系列婴儿出生前的照片,一下子轰动全世界。

images (14)他是个摄影师,他也是瑞典著名卡罗林斯卡医学院的科学家获得荣誉博士学位。

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记者在2006年第一次见到他时,那是他的作品《生命》画册出版的时候。记者问他是什么使他能创作出这样惊人的作品时,让想了几秒钟,然后说,是对生命的尊重。

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后来,他的作品展在Fotographiska 举办,记者这次正式采访他,并给新华社提供报道。他说,其实,不光是我一个人的功劳,这些作品之所以能够成功,也是因为有很多医生护士,包括真正的小宝宝及其妈妈们的全力帮助和配合才能实现这个难以完成的使命。

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一个人的成功有偶然性,但也有必然性。这就和一个人的敬业精神和敬业程度有关了。

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尼尔松8岁的时候就开始鼓捣相机,从那时起就对相机痴迷,而且使用过各种各样的相机。

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他最早出名是到联合国总部为瑞典人联合国秘书长达格哈马舍尔德拍摄肖像。但随后他接到了拍摄出生前儿童的状态的任务。

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1965年这组照片发表以后,轰动了全世界。

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该组照片反映了精子,卵子,聚合,胚胎形成,婴儿成形,每个月的情况,一直到出生,惟妙惟肖,令每一位想要生孩子的父亲母亲业感到震撼和欣慰。这种形象的图片让人揭开了很多秘密。

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尼尔松非常敬业,据说,他在拍动物园的一组照片时,要求人们好几次摆造型,不厌其烦。

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2006年他已经退休多年,83岁高龄,还签名售书,讲述他的经历,给人留下深刻印象。尼尔松,一位令人尊敬的摄影大师,医学大师,永远活在人们心中。

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瑞典现任国王卡尔十六世古斯塔夫和王后希尔维亚结婚时的照片也是尼尔松拍摄的。

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图片来源于网络同行,文/陈雪霏

庆祝中国春节 筑梦“一带一路” 中国经典舞剧《大梦敦煌》在德国北威州上演

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 喜鹊登枝迎春接福,金鸡起舞辞旧迎新。在中国鸡年即将到来的喜庆时刻,中国经典舞剧《大梦敦煌》于2017年1月25日晚在德国北威州文化城市Leverkusen大剧院成功演出,900多名中德观众一起观看了这次演出。
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《大梦敦煌》的故事发生地敦煌曾为“世界四大文明汇流之地”,历史上,敦煌没有把沿丝绸之路而来的不同文明、不同文化拒之门外,而是交融互进,这是敦煌对当代的启示。现如今,取材于博大精深的敦煌文化的舞剧《大梦敦煌》,作为中西方文化交流的重要载体走进北威州,将为北威民众接触中国丝路文化打开一扇窗口,让中德合作共建新丝路的愿景和努力更加深入人心。
冯总领事还表示,新年新开端,新年新希望。爱情是人类艺术永恒的主题,而让世界充满爱,是人类共同的追求、共同的期待。我们不仅可以从舞剧《大梦敦煌》中感受到一段古老的爱情传说,也能够通过放飞对大爱无疆的无限憧憬,在新的一年里,一起用爱心温暖世界,让我们的生活更加美好。
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随后,兰州歌舞剧院的演员们为观众献上了一场“一带一路”主题文化盛宴。独具匠心的舞蹈编排,古朴典雅的背景音乐,引人入胜的舞台布景,精美独特的服装造型,以及感人肺腑的剧情与寓意,深深打动了全场观众,让人切身感受到,正是各具特色的民族文化构筑了“一带一路”文化带的瑰丽与传奇。
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值得一提的是,借助这次演出机会,特别是在中国春节到来之际,德中旅游文化传媒交流协会和全德华人妇女联合会,分别集合协会成员,早早来到剧院大厅列队祝福祖国及所有亲人朋友春节快乐。他们激情地贺词:“一唱雄鸡天际红,万方乐奏有德声。我们,德中旅游文化传媒交流协会,在德国祝大家:新年快乐,吉祥如意!Ein Frohes und glückliches neues Jahr !另一组贺词:大家好,我们是德国华人妇女联合总会的姐妹们,在鸡年新春佳节来临之际,我们恭祝浙江新闻客户端丽水频道的乡亲们新年快乐,万事如意,身体健康,阖家幸福!Alles Gute zum neuen Jahr!两个协会激情的祝福和认真的排练,成为演出大厅两道特殊的风景线。
演出结束后,冯总领事上台与演员一一握手,祝贺演出圆满成功。
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德中旅游文化传媒交流协会的部分人员,也非常荣幸地和冯总领事合影留念。

人物:山东高密剪纸大师齐秀花

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–2017年1月28日29日在斯德哥尔摩举行了隆重的中国鸡年春节庆祝活动。庆祝期间中国大使馆特意请来了山东艺术团一行十人。其中就有著名诺贝尔文学奖获得者莫言老家高密的齐秀花。

DSC_7184在瑞典东亚博物馆举行剪纸展览时,中国驻瑞典大使陈育明和夫人白晓梅,瑞典世界文化博物馆馆长安福琳来到展台。

DSC_7174齐秀花说,她8岁时就跟姥姥学剪纸,19岁开个人剪纸展览,21岁走上中央美院的讲台给大学生讲课。34岁时的剪纸作品“金牛奋蹄”上了国家邮票,35岁时第一次出国参展。

DSC_7325据介绍,49岁时作为山东省24位“非遗”传承人之一到澳门秀绝活儿。52岁创作了一幅26米长的剪纸巨作《清明上河图》。

DSC_7326在过去40年间,她创作的作品达9000多幅,经营的“齐秀花剪纸研究所”累计创作剪纸作品26万张。《千牛图》《十二生肖》,《八仙过海》,《观音图》,《仕女图》等一批代表作品,深受人们喜爱。

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2007年6月,齐秀花被评为山东省第一批非物质文化遗产项目(高密剪纸)代表性传承人。

DSC_73292009年3月,被特聘为中国传媒大学民间文化研究所研究员。

DSC_73282014年10月,她被评为山东省工艺美术大师。

DSC_73272015年4月,作品《清明上河图》在第八届中国潍坊风筝产品博览会荣获金奖。2016年1月被评为高级工艺美术师。

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左二为齐秀花。2017年1月29日在斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心展示剪纸作品。

今日头条:斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心举办鸡年欢乐春节活动

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心29日大年初二成功举办欢乐春节活动,受到华人华侨及其孩子们的欢迎。

DSC_7351陈育明大使和白晓梅参赞出席并题字2017欢乐春节活动。

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从左到右:浦正东参赞,齐秀花剪纸艺术家,陈育明大使,白晓梅参赞和木偶表演艺术家吕旭东。

陈育明大使和白晓梅参赞出席并题字“2017欢乐春节活动”并与剪纸艺术家和书法家合影。

斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心主任文化参赞浦正东用中文和瑞典语双语向前来参观的人们介绍了欢乐春节的情况。

DSC_7399斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心主任文化参赞浦正向大家祝福。DSC_7409他向大家祝“福”鸡年吉祥如意,鸡年大吉。他说,今年比较特别的是请来了山东艺术团的十名演员和工艺美术大师给华人华侨和孩子们表演中国传统文化。

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DSC_7357很多人对中国传统文化剪纸和书法都非常感兴趣。

DSC_7476很多孩子对泥人感兴趣,都老老实实地坐在那儿捏泥人。

从早上十一点到下午两点,陆陆续续有200多大人和小孩来参加活动。

DSC_7460艺术家张强,程磊,王洪涛,林林,马海龙演奏了古月新韵。

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林林表演琵琶《十面埋伏》。

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林林和王洪涛演奏《春江花月夜》。

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吕旭东和孙宏亮表演木偶变脸赢得观众的阵阵掌声。

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木偶孙大圣手写新年快乐!

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孩子们在爸爸或妈妈的陪伴下拿着木偶觉得很好奇。

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民乐演出受到热烈欢迎。

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陈育明大使也时不时拿出手机拍照和录像,留下美好的回忆。他们正在和泥塑传承人聂臣希交流。

DSC_7335聂臣希是泥塑二十一代传承人。他说,中国的泥塑不同地区有不同的特点。山东潍坊的泥是天然的粘土形成的,很坚硬,捏塑的时候需要蘸水,打光,捏出的泥人结实。他捏泥塑作品自成一体生产线,每一个作品最后出来要经过83道工序。他捏的老虎中间有空隙,可以发出声音,非常独特,创新了聂家庄泥塑。

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人们拿着福字,带着微笑,孩子们带着大熊猫,看着大红灯笼和美丽的中国结体会着中国春节的节日氛围。在斯德哥尔摩感受春节的味道越来越浓了。

DSC_7492山东歌舞剧院民族乐团代表团团长马海龙说,大年初一从国王广场吹吹打打,舞龙舞狮,泥塑,剪纸让外国人了解中国非常有意义,而且国际友人也非常感兴趣。“我觉得我们应该多增加这些交流,象高桥啊,旱船啊,真正有中国传统特点的活动”。

今日头条:驻瑞典使馆和瑞典东亚博物馆举办2017鸡年“欢乐春节”活动

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)1月28日,斯德哥尔摩阳光明媚。中国驻瑞典大使馆和瑞典东方博物馆共同举办中国农历新年鸡年庆祝活动,拉开了2017年瑞典“欢乐春节”系列活动的序幕。

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中国驻瑞典大使陈育明和夫人白晓梅,瑞典世界文化博物馆总馆长安福琳,来自瑞典各地的华侨华人和热爱中国文化的瑞典朋友等千余人参加了“欢乐春节”活动。

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陈育明大使在活动上发表了热情洋溢的讲话。他首先向旅瑞华侨华人和瑞典朋友致以新年的问候和良好祝愿,并向东方博物馆、旅瑞华人侨社和艺术家以及来自万里之外祖国山东的艺术家们表示感谢。

DSC_7033陈大使表示,2016年,中瑞两国在政治、经贸投资、研发创新、人文等领域的合作不断深入,斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心的成立为两国人民相互了解架起了跨越欧亚的新桥梁。2017年,中国文化中心将举办新的演出、展览,组织语言、文化艺术培训和学术讲座,不断加深两国文化合作与交流。

DSC_7058陈大使说,今天是中国农历正月初一,也是中国大使馆与东方博物馆第十三年联合举办中国春节活动。正是由于年复一年我们的共同努力与合作,中国春节走进了瑞典寻常百姓家,中国文化在瑞典深入人心,中国民间艺术为人耳熟能详。我们很高兴看到有这么多热情的瑞典朋友特别是小朋友参与我们的春节活动。

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安福琳总馆长在致辞中对中国驻瑞典大使馆、斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心表示感谢。她说,鸡年是勤奋之年,出生在鸡年的人,实干、有计划、善于分析而且可靠。欢迎大家参加鸡年精心策划并富有创意的活动。DSC_7116

由陈芃芃率领的瑞典中国文化协会舞蹈队的姐妹们一如既往地表演了秧歌舞和汉服秀。真是美丽动人!

整场活动从斯德哥尔摩文化核心区国王花园的舞龙舞狮表演开始,随着明亮高亢的唢呐、芦笙等乐器声奏起,主要由瑞典青年组成的舞龙舞狮队伍时而腾空跃起,时而甩头摆尾,吸引众多观众围观拍照,热闹非凡。

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不少民众沿路加入表演队伍,一起载歌载舞,共享欢乐氛围。当舞龙舞狮队伍融入在东方博物馆广场翘首企盼的人群时,欢呼声不绝于耳。 DSC_7174

山东艺术团的齐秀花女士1963年出生。从8岁就开始和姥姥一起学习剪纸。19岁就开个人剪纸展览。如今她是高级工艺美术师,早已经把高密剪纸带到国外。

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齐秀花当场为陈大使和安福琳馆长表演剪纸。

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博物馆内还有少儿书法部分,父亲带着很小的女儿开始练习书法。

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聂臣希是潍坊市聂家庄泥塑第二十一代传承人。他在给观众介绍如何捏小鸡。不过他说这里的泥和潍坊的泥不一样,所以,在这里不是很好捏,因为这里的泥特别软。

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在北京厅,林林表演了十面埋伏,她还和王洪涛表演了春江花月夜。

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给观众以美的享受。

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程磊表演的笙独奏。

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王洪涛,林林,马海龙,程磊和张强联奏古乐新韵。

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吕旭东和孙洪亮表演了木偶孙悟空和木偶《变脸》。

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小木偶受到孩子们的喜爱,实现了场上场下的良好互动。

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安福琳在演出完毕,对来自山东的吕旭东演员表示感谢。

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在接受北欧绿色邮报网专访时,安福琳说,本次活动是瑞典东方博物馆和中国大使馆第十三次举办这样的活动。这是庆祝中国鸡年春节。但她本人是第一次参加,真是印象深刻。这项活动是为居住在瑞典的华人华侨和对中国文化感兴趣的瑞典人举办的。我们会年年都举办这个活动。此次活动也非常成功。例如,来自山东的剪纸艺术家真是手艺精湛。木偶表演也非常好。还实现了互动。庆祝中国春节,真是非常快乐的一件事情。

当问及东方博物馆的未来时,她说,他们上交了两个建议,下一步是做进一步调查,但目的绝不是减少中国文化活动,恰恰相反,是想搞更多的文化活动。

“我们有越来越多的中国人来瑞典生活,更多的中国游客来,有更多的瑞典人对中国文化和中国生活感兴趣,很多人担心我们会把文物打包,这不是我们想要的。我们想搞更多的文化活动,提供更多的活动内容,而不仅仅是关注建筑本身。”她说:“我们的梦想是要做更多类似的活动,有更多有这么多人来参观的活动,因为我们有很多很宝贵的收藏,很好的文化遗产。我们要做更多。”

瑞典东亚博物馆目前是瑞典世界文化博物馆下属的三大博物馆之一。

参加欢乐春节庆祝活动的还有使馆政务参赞李军峰,领事部主任郭延航,瑞典华人总会执行会长叶沛群,荣誉会长白亨利等1000多人。

 

图文:陈雪霏

2017年春晚–很棒

北欧绿色邮报网评论员 陈雪霏

2017年是一个不同寻常的一年,也是一个让我感到很幸福的一年。因为今年春节的央视春晚可以在Youtube上非常流畅地看到,可以和祖国同步看到电视节目。

这是让人感到非常有年味儿的一个非常利好的举措。同时,感觉今年的春晚正能量非常充足。

首先是尊老,一个小品专门讲我姥姥,然后还请来老红军战士都是100多岁的人。人能高寿,这就是和平时期好生活的象征。

其次是爱幼,有儿童歌舞。

与以往小蜜的故事相反,这次的相亲之后实现复婚,又是一个非常好的节目。

冯巩的出租车的故事也是类似的主题。郝建的一个女婿半个儿,小品也非常好,为女婿平反,现在都是一个孩子了,其实女婿就是儿子,真的不错。

民族团结如一人,天山的故事,反映汉族施工队和维族人的关系,互相理解,互相帮助,非常好,就应该有这样的节目。记得小时候看过连心坝,祖国啊,母亲都是非常好的民族团结的节目。

姜昆的相声掉进老虎洞说得也实在是太好了,反映了现实,讽刺了现实,最后紧扣主题,老虎苍蝇一起打。

功夫节目不错。中国航天员的出场非常提气,让人倍感祖国的威武。

云飞云朵的歌曲沁人心脾,如醉如痴,一如既往地美丽动听!

哈尔滨的冰灯和广西的水上演出都很美,很震撼。

唯一遗憾的是,国粹京剧有点儿太少了,每人才一句。

成龙和凤凰传奇的歌第一感觉一般,但是,重播一遍感觉应该是越听越好听,很上口。

总之,今年的春晚节目很好,让人看完很高兴,很清新,很舒畅,什么度都把握得正好,不偏不倚,所以让人感到清新愉快。

最最主要的是传播手段好了,能在youtube上流畅地看。往年都必须是一个一个地看断断续续,影响情绪。

现在感觉象在中国一样一边包饺子,一遍看电视,看完了还可以回头找到好节目再重复看,有一种文艺大餐的满足感。

同时,笔者希望中国也要心胸开阔一些,既然愿意把节目放在YouTube上,那么也可以让国人能看到YouTube.  或者是把优酷速度大大提升,使我们能把节目放到优酷上。

其实,今年斯德哥尔摩中国学生学者春节联欢会也非常好看,都是博士生研究生,教授自编自导自演的节目,有相当水准,如果能及时在国内看到,也可以让祖国人民了解海外同胞的情况。

笔者创立的中欧文化协会每年春季秋季也组织晚会,如果能在国内看到就好了。今年的春晚给人的感觉更自信了,自如了,比较舒服了。背景色彩都是绿色,非常好。男演员穿红色也不少,都很好看,很得体。一句话,我觉得今年春晚倍儿棒!

荷兰精武会拜师授证仪式在海牙隆重举行

北欧绿色邮报网报道(荷兰特约记者张卓辉)–中国拳击队原首任教练赵秋荣蝉联会长暨总教练。2016625日,风和日丽,校门外旌旗飘扬,校场内群情鼎沸。荷兰精武会拜师授证仪式典礼在海牙会馆隆重举行。

十四

    欧洲荷比卢祟正总会会长张挺宏,荷兰龙狮武术会长刘水胜,海牙中桥社会服务中心主席周蔚宗,荷兰华侨华人青年联合会长陈光平,荷兰松柏轩中国书画院院长胡泊,乌特勒支市中国语言学校代表谭若梅女士,荷兰广州友人联谊会长陈智生等侨领与各界代表应邀出席,与本会全体成员和华洋群众一百多人参加庆典。

    本会成立廿多年来首次的总体检阅,因此海内外,欧亚美洲等多个国家与地区的上海精武体育总会,广东佛山、德国、马来西亚的精武体育会,北京龙泉寺代表,西班牙朱式形意拳门、欧洲咏春白眉功夫联合会,荷兰日康武术会,欧洲荷比卢祟正总会、荷兰的粤侨联会、广州同乡会、广东总商会、邓氏宗亲会,荷兰华民国际酒业公司,华龙洗涤公司,德中武術太極學院–吴美玲(黄飞鸿传人吴少泉之女)等同行,业界与社团的纷纷发来贺信贺函,正在北京公干的欧洲、荷兰著名侨领胡志光特地驰电祝贺。

十二    荷兰精武会于1997年正式加盟上海精武总会主办的国际精武联谊机构。上海精武体育总会自成立之日起,始终将“爱国、修身、正义、助人”作为精武精神进行传承。世界精武联谊会已将“爱国、修身、正义、助人”的精武精神列入了章程内容之中。

拜师授证 承传武德

   “收徒拜师是武林中重要传承方式,拜师意味着入门,体现了中华民族的传统文化之一”。蝉联荷兰精武会会长暨总教练赵秋荣在致辞中阐述,“精武会于百年前由霍元甲创立,以打破门户之见,融汇武术各家之长,弘扬武术文化为宗旨。百年历史中,精武前辈以孙中山提倡的‘尚武精神’,创立了‘五虎下江南’,走出南洋,走向世界。荷兰精武会一直秉承这一光荣传统,为增强大众身心健康,促进中荷武术文化交流积极努力。”拜师案桌上方中央挂着会旗,桌面两瓶鲜花中安放霍元甲半身塑像,左侧是赵秋荣师傅曾庆煌半身相鏡框。曾师公原是中国人民解放军体育学院(简称:军体院)的武术格斗高级教官,曾夺得1959年全军运动会武术器械冠军。

    中国著名武术家赵秋荣先生担任过《武林》杂志社编辑、广东省武术队教练,曾创建广东省拳击队,并担任过中国拳击队原首任教练,培养了许多武术和拳击精英,为中国武术在世界的发展作杰出贡献。他著作等身有《南拳—大刀》,《女子自卫术》,《侠拳》,同时参与电影《武当》,广东电视台制作的十集电视纪录片《走马体坛二万里》中的教学片“女子自卫术”。他不仅通晓中国武术中的诸多拳种和器械,尤精习蔡李佛拳、形意拳、太极拳,内修多种气功功法,而且更是拳击、泰拳、空手道、自由搏击、极终格斗等国外各路技击打法的行家高手。

    当天晌午,在荷兰日康武术会长、刚刚获得荷兰皇家骑士勋章的刘水胜见证下,邓锦华、郭全、孙智雄、张明辉、陈庆生和汪霖等6人正式加入精武会,成为赵秋荣的弟子。海牙中侨主席周蔚宗向王伟鸿、Toby NanneHans GaarthuisAndro Biswane,及赵向等5人颁发了精武五虎证书。拜师和授证仪式按照精武会的传统进行,包括宣誓、叩拜、敬茶转口、上香等程序。与此同时,赵会长代表本会将兵器两把清刀,一对铜环,一条棍,一把扑刀和五把太极扇分别赠送给11位师兄弟姐妹和嘉宾的太极杂志等。 “精武事业需要大家的参与才能发扬光大,此次拜师和授证,不但有华人,也有荷兰人,这是我们向荷兰人传播和推广中华武术文化的方式。” 赵秋荣表示。“我们将秉承精武会‘爱国爱乡,正义助人’的宗旨,不分门派,强身健体,弘扬文化。”刚刚拜师加入精武会的荷兰广州同乡会首席副会长郭全说。

十八    大会期间,笔者有幸浏览会部花名册和大事记甫悉,大师兄 王伟鸿49岁,电脑工程师,1993年跟随赵师傅习武,同年协助成立荷兰精武会,94年或荷兰武术赛南拳冠军。二师兄 TOBY NANNE–窦弼,44岁,电讯公司高管,加入精武会习武20年。擅长形意拳枪术等,2014年在上海获国际精武大赛长兵器冠军,协助荷兰精武会形意拳教学多年。三师兄 HANS GAARTHUIS 汉斯,67岁,退休的保险业高管。跟随赵师傅习武22年,主要修炼太极拳,任教有十年以上经历。四师兄 ANDRO BISWANE 安德鲁,职业音乐创作人,吉他手。加入荷兰精武会已经16年,擅长形意拳,散手,2012年英国国际精武大赛散打冠军,2014年上海国际精武大赛短兵和拳术两项冠军。协助荷兰精武会散手练武多年。五师兄 赵向 21岁,莱顿大学英语本科生。8岁开始在荷兰精武会习武,10岁起在南德国武术公开赛多次获拳术,国术冠军,2014年上海国际精武大赛获棍术冠军。协助荷兰精武会蔡李佛教学多年。

    世界精武武术文化交流大会始于1990年,每两年一届,由各友会轮流举办。第13届世界精武武术文化大会由上海精武体育总会承办于2014814日至19日在沪举行。本会长暨总教练、国际武术裁判赵秋荣率领荷兰代表队应邀出席并参加比赛,取得了优异成绩:成年组棍术冠军赵向中年组传统拳术冠军Andro Biswane,中年组传统短兵套路冠军Andro Biswane,中年组传统长兵套路冠军Toby Nanne。五师兄赵秋荣之子赵向最近代表本会参加2016年度荷兰传统中国武术大赛取得良好成绩。从而令人无比欣喜长江后浪推前浪,本会武杰英雄辈出,青出于蓝而胜于蓝。

SONY DSC    倘若要成为荷兰精武五虎,必须参加精武会10年以上,在国际精武大会中取得优异成绩,并愿以武德为精武会员作榜样,愿意献身精武事业;加入荷兰精武会则需遵循自愿、愿意遵守精武会所有规则、愿为精武事业奉献的条件。

   

校场汇演 武艺精湛

    由志愿者暨义工的尹栎,桂丽萍,郭全 担任大会主持司仪,他们同台以中荷文对照声情并茂地宣示,令人翘盼的盛大武术汇演开始了。于是,形意刀,形意五行枪,形意拳杂式捶,八卦鸳鸯钺,32式太极剑,蔡李佛抽刹棍等,还有其他学生表演部分太极拳和蔡李佛拳,功力拳和五虎表演打手靶,这些武术节目在五虎将和师母的带领下演兵,抢尽传媒与会者鏡头。刹时间犹如烽烟滚滚来天半:“長枪飞舞赛龙游,刀光钺影惊神兽。拳脚交加似猛虎,扇起金风剑气透。” 原国际美术家联合会拓展交流中心主任,旅居荷兰20多年后,最近加入本会的陈庆生触景生情即兴诗述。配乐集体操的32式太极花扇舞蹁跹,令人如醉如痴。据悉《32式太极花扇》是赵秋荣师傅根据传统的陈,杨、吴、武、孙式太极拳的技击原理,结合扇的技击特点创编的,此套路已经编写成书即将出版发行。曾获全国高校水上运动会中、长距离自由泳兩项亚军的张明辉,来荷后经营华龙洗涤公司任董事长,最近加入本会。于庆典前周六他带领一对已上大学的儿女,专程来本会向赵师傅学习精武拳术,凸显模范家长,薪火相传。曾任广州美术馆高级书画装裱师,新近加入本会的孙志雄先生亦以诗唱和陈先生:“荷兰著名有格斗,精武誓当后起秀。强身健体乃宗旨,尚武精神人抖擞。”好戏连场意犹未尽,尚有祁门红茶世家茶道汪雨林女士厢边专设茶摊茗香及大会委员赞助点心,恭候武林人士、华洋观众、特邀嘉宾。整个校场上下浸透著中华文化精粹,耐人寻味,流连忘返。

礼开香槟 武戏文唱

SONY DSC       嘭,嘭,嘭……”,11支红色香槟酒同时顿开瓶塞如同礼炮齐鸣轰响,让当天傍晚的海牙市央明记海鲜酒楼增添了无比欢乐的气氛。夕阳余晖洒入厅堂大玻璃窗内,给逾百名华洋亲朋好友,嘉宾贵客脸膀抹上了陶醉喜悦的光彩。此次庆典晚宴的全部酒水,由荷兰华民国际酒业公司赞助。该公司董事长暨总经理邓锦华在之前给本会5虎将与6位新成员认真教授,示范如何齐开香槟的知识与手法,和分别巡席斟酒方式,专业精神可见一斑。

SONY DSC    紧接着,他恭敬地将一套杏色绢装帧,鎏金镶崁龙凤呈祥特醇xo级 拿破仑干邑拔兰地酒赠送给师傅师母,这是尊璜拿破仑 九七回归纪念版酒在香港回归祖国大典期间发行香港的限量發行版,犹显珍贵。明年适逢香港回归祖国20周年,他与所辖公司正为此设计更新纪念酒版,与祖国,香港,和荷华社会,欧洲侨界一道共同隆重庆祝。恰巧明年是本会加盟总会20周年,荷兰精武会亦与时俱进隆庆。

    酒逢知己千杯少。赵会长特地慷慨送出一瓶珍藏正宗的国酒《茅台》供全宴会品尝m,他与邓先生一道以小样晶杯绕场一周向各台每席人客斟酒致敬,推波助澜地掀起干杯高潮。

SONY DSC     本会向在座特邀嘉宾赠送每人3册荷兰文杂志《太极探秘》。其内容包括太极套路及历史、中医文化、理论探索等。欧洲荷比卢祟正总会会长张挺宏先生致答词。荷华青年联会长陈光平强调以国粹为机理与基础,鼓励更多的当地华人青少年认识和发扬中华文化,继承民族优良传统。松柏轩中国书画院长胡泊和乌特勒支市中国语言学校代表谭若梅女士则希望继续与本会加强合作,促进教学相长。

SONY DSC         “……我的情也真,我的爱也真,月亮代表我的心。”情深意切一曲绕梁,连场好剧。一对苏里南黑人妇夫即兴汉语字正腔圆献歌。男的是五虎将之四师兄Andro Biawane,职业音乐创作人,吉他手伴奏,女的是职业歌唱家。经赵会长从中介绍,大家才知道 Lucille Rong A-Fat 祖父是粤中山人,她叫容阿发,出生苏里南,孩童时就定居荷兰了。此时人们不肯谢幕,为这了不起的半唐番华裔女音乐艺术家惊讶、惊喜、惊呼:再来一遍,再来一遍……!顿时,全场群情汹涌,高潮迭起,晚会通宵达旦。

Crafoord Prize is awarded for fundamental discoveries in immune regulation

 By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25(Greenpost)–Three immunology researchers share 2017’s Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis, for which the prize money is 6 million Swedish krona, according to a statement by the Crafoord Prize Foundation. 

The research being rewarded deals with the discovery of regulatory T cells, cells that can be regarded as our immune system’s security guards.

They put a brake on cells that are overzealous and attack the body’s own tissue. There are hopes that their discoveries will lead the way to new, highly effective treatment methods for autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, MS and type 1 diabetes.

“The Royal Science Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis to

Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Japan,

Fred Ramsdell, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA

and

Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA,

 

“for their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.”

Autoimmune diseases arise when the body’s immune system malfunctions, attacking normal tissue. Globally, these diseases cause great suffering and premature death for millions of people. Autoimmune diseases include multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes and polyarthritis. The latter is a term used for rheumatic diseases in which multiple joints are affected.

There are great hopes that highly effective treatments for autoimmune diseases will be possible, based on new knowledge about the immune system that was gained over the last few decades. Three researchers are now being rewarded for their fundamental discoveries in the field: Shimon Sakaguchi, Fred Ramsdell, and Alexander Rudensky.

The Laureates’ discoveries relate to regulatory T cells, which are the immune system’s security guards. Their task is to keep an eye on other white blood cells that are overzealous in their task of defending the body from intruders and could harm things they should leave alone, such as healthy cells in joints, the pancreas or brain.

Even back in the 1960s, researchers were searching for suppressor cells in the immune system, but the research results were contradictory. Accordingly, over time, the consensus became that no such cells existed. Despite this, Shimon Sakaguchi persevered with the search and, after many years, he succeeded in identifying the cells that are now called regulatory T cells. Some years later, Fred Ramsdell approached the same area from a different direction; he isolated and identified the gene that is linked to severe autoimmune disease in a particular strain of mice. He also demonstrated that mutation in the same gene in humans, now known as FOXP3, causes a severe congenital disease called IPEX. Shortly afterwards, decisive findings were made, linking these two pieces of knowledge together. Alexander Rudensky, Shimon Sakaguchi and Fred Ramsdell each described how the FOXP3 gene is vital to a process that results in some T cells becoming security guards in the immune system. These are the regulatory T cells, which can prevent autoimmune reactions because they detect and suppress overzealous colleagues in the immune system.

A great number of clinical trials are now being conducted globally, with research teams testing various ways of using regulatory T cells to subdue the immune system’s attacks that cause autoimmune diseases. The long-term vision is that of a breakthrough in the treatment of polyarthritis and other autoimmune syndromes, which could be treated more effectively than they are today.

 

Additional information, a video about this year’s prize and illustrations for editorial use are available at:

http://kva.se/crafoordprize

www.crafoordprize.se

 

This year’s Crafoord Prize

The Crafoord Prize is awarded as a partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for deciding upon the Crafoord Laureates.

The prize is awarded in one discipline each year, according to a set schedule for Mathematics and Astronomy, Geosciences, and Biosciences. The prize for Polyarthritis is awarded only when a special committee has demonstrated that scientific progress in this field has been such that an award is justified.

 

The prize amount is 6 million Swedish krona to be shared equally between the Laureates.

The award ceremony will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 18 May 2017, in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria.

The Crafoord Days are 15–18 May 2017 in Stockholm and Lund. A detailed programme will be available at http://kva.se/events

Prize lecture: 16 May, Lund University.

Prize symposium: 17 May, Stockholm. Please register via http://kva.se/events

Prize ceremony: 18 May, Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.

 

The Laureates

Shimon Sakaguchi, Professor at Osaka University, Japan. Discovered and documented the occurrence of regulatory T cells by systematically investigating cells that develop in the thymus of young mice, in a series of experiments from 1985 onwards. Born 1951.

www.ifrec.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/laboratory/experimentalimmunology/

 

Fred Ramsdell, Head of Research at Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA. Identified the faulty gene in some mice and children that are born with IPEX, a severe autoimmune disease, in 2001. This gene, FOXP3, has proven to be vital in the development of regulatory T cells. Born 1961.

www.parkerici.org/about

 

Alexander Rudensky, Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. Knocked out the FOXP3 gene in mice in 2003, so they were unable to form regulatory T cells and thus suffered from severe autoimmune diseases. At about the same time, Sakaguchi and Ramsdell independently presented evidence that FOXP3 governs the formation of regulatory T cells and, at a stroke, a dynamic new field of research arose. Born 1956.

欧洲华人历史形象雕塑落成荷兰-荷兰华人百年

北欧绿色邮报网特别报道(驻荷兰特约记者张卓军)–坐落新荷京海牙(Den Haag)城央大市场(Grote Markt)的一家由荷兰人经营拥有四十年历史的灯具公司(Bebr.De Borst Verlichting)总店于2011年4月19日隆重举行别开生面的庆典。

荷兰首相撰述前言

(10)荷兰百年华人志庆基金会作为重要主办方,在庆典中首次新书发布会(1)       当天前门一排大红灯笼高高挂,身旗中式旗袍礼仪小姐夹道欢迎荷兰人、华人,还有苏里南人、印尼人、越南人等多国少数民族外侨共约几百嘉宾前来参加为—首位华人经营者“卖花生饼的中国人”塑像揭幕仪式,这座雕像是向荷兰的第一位外国商人致敬。他的创作原形于同年9月10日正式成出版发行由“荷兰百年华人志庆基金会”编辑的《荷兰华人百年》一书中。“这本书讲述了[百年来在荷兰定居的华人的故事],中国人对荷兰社会所作出的贡献,在此荷兰华人庆百年之际,是值得宣扬及关注的。从最早的华人船员,花生糖小贩到当今社会的年轻华人后代,这漫长的历史路程中有着许多不为人知的故事。”

(6) 治国者以史为鉴,荷兰首相马克_吕特(Mark Rutte)在披阅了此书的荷兰文译稿后,欣然命笔为该书撰写了“前言(详见中文翻译附件)”。

荷兰首相马克•吕特(Mark Rutte)在披阅了此书的荷兰文译稿后,欣然命笔为该书撰写了[前言],“从最早的华人船员,花生糖小贩到当今社会的年轻华人后代,这漫长的历史路程中有着许多不为人知的故事。书中内容不仅仅涉及到花生糖小贩和中国餐馆,也提到了令人难忘的华人在荷兰社会扎根立足的历史,述了中国人的勤奋刻苦,食其力和创业精神;中国人的随遇而安和积极传承中国文化;以及努力上进的新一代高学历华人。”

先侨史尚名副其实

(5) 《荷兰华人百年》编委全荷华人联合体育运动总会会长暨旅荷华人联谊会中文学校校长蔡树坚书赠笔者张卓辉   

    一百年前,第一批荷兰船务公司华人司炉工从居世界第一大港鹿特丹港[Rotterdam]登陆于卡顿德莱斯区[Katendrecht]开设馈供聚会宿食粤菜饭肴,广式茶点似驿站般,俗话省港海员大客栈,现唐人街雏形时公称中国水手馆[粤、闽,浙籍船员占多]聚居之后不久,航运业萧条,欧洲经济滑坡,滞荷穷困的华人中广东籍吴开(译音)率先就地取材,制作家乡美味小吃花生糖(饼),旷市沿街兜售叫卖,解决生计。于是,许多华侨纷纷效法他,劈开出路,自顾自救。他们把花生饼装进一个小长方木箱里,木箱上写有:花生饼、好味、5分(Pinda,Lekka 5c+)。(笔者按:正确的荷文书写应为:Pindakoekje . Lekker)沿街叫卖:“Pinda, Pinda, Lekka, Lekka:(花生糖,花生糖,好吃,好吃)……”一时风靡全荷兰。这也成为了一首当地家喻户晓,迄今男女老少朗朗上口津津乐道的荷兰民谣,深刻动人地描述了他们真实的生活。纵然揭示了逾百年前华人是最早来荷兰,乃至欧洲的移民,他们最先将东方饮食文化传到西方,可是他们始终根在中国,历代赤子情深。而后“De Pinda Chinees”成为了荷兰华人的一个历史称呼。“花生货郎”的照片也常常出现在各种有关移民,尤其是华人移民历史的展览会、画册和书页上面。

(12)荷兰百年华人志庆基金会作为重要主办方,在庆典中首次新书发布会(2)    诚然,这座塑像先由该灯具公司东主Piet.de Borst出资成就的。是日他情有独钟地忆述,60年前,在本店门外的广场上,第一次见到一位卖花生饼(糖)的中国人,之后,日复一日,年复一年,风雨无阻,每天都能见到他情真意切地叫喊:“Pinda, Pinda, Lekka”,渐渐他们便成为了好朋友。鉴于对华人发奋创业的敬佩,勤劳本色的同感,对好友的深深怀念,值此华人登陆荷兰百年之际,他萌发了建立“卖花生饼的中国人”塑像的想法,籍以纪念及表彰华人对荷兰社会作出的贡献。因此,很快获得了海牙中桥社会服务中心特别是该中心创办人曾蔡素英(Su-Ying Tijn-Tsai)女士的鼎力支持与全方位竭诚协助。揭幕当天,该中心廿多位义工在曾蔡女士和现任主席张建平的带领下,有条不紊的进行庆典全程工作。

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(7)荷兰华人百年志庆基金会创办人之一暨主席,欧洲华侨华人社团联合会执委,荷兰华人参政基金会主席,全荷华人社团联合(第九届主席)名誉主席,荷兰皇家中国饮食业公会司库杨华根本先生撰写序言_

   荷兰副首相兼经济部长Maxime Verhagen先生在几个月前就特别在他的日程表承诺当天亲临现场致辞,可很遗憾因临时急需赶赴中东的国家外事公务而辍约,但他特邀荷兰前国防部副部长Willem F· van Eekelen先生代表讲话。他在发言中高度赞扬了华人的创业精神,从初期独创“卖花生饼(糖)”的小商贩模式发展到现在强大的华人餐饮王国,华人一直寻求适应荷兰社会的谋生方式转型,近代荷兰的华人不但享餐饮业,更在各行各业,尤其是登攀上层建筑取得了骄人的成就。    

(8)《荷兰华人百年》大型系列配套丛书出版    一百年后,数风流人物还看今朝:从“花生货郎”到各界精英,荷兰的华人们正用自己百年的艰辛历程打破时代的束缚。由近百个华人社团建成领导核心的全荷华人社团联合会(下称:荷华联会)是荷兰政府唯一承认的华人社团的代表。曾历任全荷华人体育运动总会主席,荷华联会主席,创办人荷兰华人参政基金会首任主席,祖籍广东中山的杨华根先生而今系荷兰华人百年志庆基金会创办人之一暨主席为荷华侨界翘楚。

新华社照片,海牙,2011年9月11日 《荷兰华人百年》丛书在荷发行 9月10日,“荷兰百年华人志庆基金会”主席杨华根(右)向荷兰海牙市副市长拉宾·巴尔德维斯赠送《荷兰华人百年》丛书。 一套记录在荷华人百年奋斗历程,向世人展示华人在荷兰的足迹和生活点滴的丛书——《荷兰华人百年》于10日在海牙市政厅正式发行。当天的仪式由荷兰百年华人志庆基金会、荷兰华人参议机构和海牙唐人街协会共同举办,来自荷兰各界和华侨华人约200余人参加了仪式。   新华社发(丁辰摄)新华社照片,海牙,2011年9月11日
《荷兰华人百年》丛书在荷发行
9月10日,“荷兰百年华人志庆基金会”主席杨华根(右)向荷兰海牙市副市长拉宾·巴尔德维斯赠送《荷兰华人百年》丛书。
一套记录在荷华人百年奋斗历程,向世人展示华人在荷兰的足迹和生活点滴的丛书——《荷兰华人百年》于10日在海牙市政厅正式发行。当天的仪式由荷兰百年华人志庆基金会、荷兰华人参议机构和海牙唐人街协会共同举办,来自荷兰各界和华侨华人约200余人参加了仪式。
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籍贯南粤客家,原居苏里南,后移民荷兰的荷兰华人义工网主席,荷华联会副主席何天送先生被荷兰女王Beatrix贝娅特丽克丝任命为北荷兰省VENHUIZEN市市长,于2000年元旦上任。是荷兰政坛历史上第一位外侨市长,迄今也是西欧,及至全欧洲第一位华裔市长,前不久已届满卸任,参与积极推动中荷经济合作工作和从事国家法律调解委员会务。与何先生籍贯、原居和移民相同的张挺宏先生曾历任荷兰皇家中国饮食业公会(半官方机构)副主席、主席18年而后组建了荷兰华人参议机构暨首任主席致力推动荷兰华人参政议政,于2009年春在海牙汇同荷华联会、荷兰华人参政基金会联合主办首届[欧洲华人政治研讨会]……。尤其近十几年来,侨界新帅辈出势呈长江后浪推前浪汹涌澎湃。已故曾蝉联荷华联会(8、9、10)三届主席,称之为“荷兰中餐业火车头”全荷最大型中餐馆“海上皇宫”酒舫东主毕传有之子工商管理硕士生毕嘉裕继任荷兰华人参政基金会主席。年青大律师厉狄勇接任荷兰华人参政议政机构(IOC)主席。廿多年前远嫁旅荷苏里南华裔的广州女大学生黎彩儿一直担任荷兰最大家庭百货集团公司Boroka总部会计员,业余与周末兼职阿琴玛市光明中文学校教师,而今黎女士出任荷兰华人妇女联合会中文秘书长。毕业于浙江工商大学曾任浙江省丽水地区财贸系统团委书记,现任荷兰得力浦集团公司董事长的傅旭敏先后创立了荷兰华人青年联合会、荷兰华人艺术团并首任会长、团长,并积极推动欧洲华侨华人青年联合总会建设(2011年5月17日在比利时布鲁塞尔成立),当选为中国侨联青年委员会常务理事,并被推选为欧洲区召集人,受到过时任中国家主席胡锦涛的亲切接见……。啊哈,这些新时代年轻杰出华裔楷模群像,发人深省,催人奋进,不更值得当今华社侨界重塑吗?!

    因此在表彰华人百年来对荷兰社会的贡献同时,荷兰国防部原副部长指出荷兰华人社会正在兴旺发达,而目前中国的经济迅亦猛发展,也给荷兰带来了更多契机,双边合作尤其因荷兰华人的有力协助加快深入发展,进而衷心希望荷兰华人能为进一步发展与巩固两国的良好合作关系作出新贡献。

唐人街中文化标志

   

(11)荷兰百年华人志庆基金会作为重要主办方,在庆典中首次发布新书《荷兰华人百年》,这本新书以图片的形式记录了荷兰华人在过去一个世纪中在个方面的变化。   如果说8年前,美国中加州圣路易奥比斯波(San Luis Obispo)美铁火车站广场上,为“铁路先锋”无名英雄铜像揭幕,许多当天到场的居民争相在铜像前留影,留下这历史的一刻:这座双人像高9呎,呈古铜色,两位留着辫子、一位戴着斗笠的华工,浓眉大眼、体格魁梧,脸上表情则是坚毅中略带着笑容,手持铁棍正在铺设铁轨,(这全美绝无仅有的铁路华工铜像,得益于加州陆军国民兵华裔准将江湛清(General John Gong)接任圣路易奥比斯波华人联谊会会长后,由华裔和当地各族裔居民各半组成的铜像筹款委员会,在市府全力支持下,铜像兴建计划才加快步伐)称颂美洲第一座华人雕塑。那么讲8年后的今天,荷兰海牙城央“花生货郎”华人形象雕塑落成为欧洲第一座。恰好来年将分别为中美、中荷(均由1972-2012)建交40周年,而这两座欧美华人塑像则象征着中美、中荷友谊长存和文化交流的历史见证。

    于是庆典主持人,海牙中桥社会服务中心创办者曾蔡素英女士表示,要好似广州上下路将西关文化雕塑群有致错落在步行街里,点缀美化羊城一样,将象征荷兰华人的雕塑放置在海牙市中心或唐人街作为文化标志的方案已提交市府商榷审批。有鉴于此会长年累月露天,为经得起风吹雨淋,他们计划以这尊塑像为模型,再专门打造一个更大更高含铜量的塑像,以投标方式召集8位华人企业家(商号)筹资建造,并刻上他们单位与个人名字,流芳百世,让子孙后代铭记先辈当年艰苦创业和华人团结互助的可贵精神。

亚洲外首次百狮游   

     欧洲华人历史形象雕塑落成荷兰,是华人登陆荷兰百年誌庆系列活动的重要组成部分。荷兰华人百年誌庆基金会由华人国家和地区组织和不同的(华人)荷兰机构代表组成。比如华人荷兰华人参议机构全荷华人社团联合会、全荷华人联合体育运动总会、阿姆斯特丹华人商会、荷兰香港协会、荷兰皇家中国饮食业公会和荷兰中国友好协会等。基金会致力于华人和非华裔荷兰人之间的交流和了解。

    现居住在荷兰的华人逾十万余众。其中三分之二原籍香港和中国大陆。大约有一万五千人原籍印尼。其余华人来自苏里南、越南、新加坡、马来西亚和台湾等国家地区。对于荷兰华人群体,此次活动旨在回望荷兰华人百年历史。荷兰华人群体极具多元化,他们来自多个国家和地区。不同团体相互之间有时很多,有时又很少互动交流。对于这类荷兰华人,此次志庆活动旨在大家重聚和相互见面。通过这次活动将提高华人社区的知名度。对于荷兰民众而言,这次活动旨在提供中华文化和荷兰华人百年以来对荷兰社会意义的了解机会。同时对荷兰华人历史的回顾旨在侧重一个新的历史阶段的开始。荷兰华人社团已经有四代了,更加融入荷兰社会和对于荷兰语的掌握比上一代更好的年轻一代们已经成长起来。在他们上一辈的基层上,他们将面对一个新的不同未来,一个需要更多华人和荷兰人合作与交流的未来。

    基金会活动的长程:同年6月7日组织一个特别的活动:百年华人中荷商业聚会。7月9日阿姆斯特丹的大坝广场将举行百狮巡游会活动。100头狮子将起舞来展现华人和荷兰人之间的友谊,这是第一次在亚洲以外的地方举行这种大规模的舞狮活动。大坝广场的大型表演之后,这百头雄狮将一路扬威耀舞至首都唐人街。7月18日在阿姆斯特丹举办“高尔夫球慈善友谊大赛”,本次友谊大赛由本基金会和荷兰华人高尔夫球协会联合举办,目的是促进荷兰主流社会更了解在荷华人的过往和现况,增强两者间相互交流。9月10日,海牙百年华人誌庆及《荷兰百年华人》的新书发布会和祖国国庆节与中秋节庆祝活动在海牙市政厅隆重举行。