Night clubs and dance clubs open their doors around 11 pm or midnight and rarely close before 3 or 4 – if then! Ethnic nightclubs draw patrons of all ages and feature performers and entertainers from just about every community making up the city’s complex social fabric. Artists presenting repertoires that reflect the entertainment culture of Turkey, Iran, Greece, Israel, and Russia abound in Tel Aviv, especially in Jaffa and the “Little Tel Aviv district in the north of the city, but not only there.
After midnight the serious nightlife scene begins, as Tel Aviv’s younger residents in particular flock to the dance clubs in south Tel Aviv and Allenby Street, or, in the summer, to the beaches and the Tel Aviv and Jaffa ports, where the partying often continues until after dawn. One significant focus of late-night action in south Tel Aviv is Lilienblum St. and the surrounding area, with their ever growing number of bars, bistros and restaurants. Neve Tzedek, not far away, is another focal point for night life.
World class scientists and top research students raided Tel Aviv bars on Monday, in another installment of what a successful tradition called “Science on Tap.”
For one night a year scientists from the Weizmann Institute taking part in the program trade their labs and classrooms with dark, smoky bars, and the young students with a wide range of listeners, holding not a pen, but a beer in their hand.
Tel Aviv’s best bars not only hosted those who are usually considered as outsiders, but turned the spotlight to them, with topics ranging from alternate realities; the fate of the universe; genetic engineering; and even on how quantum physics works in a glass of beer.
The idea to abandon the labs and hit the city’s nightlife formed when the Weizmann Institute decided it wants to broaden its student base. Instead of trying to convince people to come to class and listen to scientific lectures, they come to where the public is and talk in an informal, friendly, day to day language.
While at first some were skeptic, today it’s clear the event is a success, with 55 bars taking part (compared to 40 in the past year) and people signing up for the event weeks in advance.
“The Flat”: Tribeca is known for documentaries, and this year was no exception. Receiving some of the best buzz from the festival was Arnon Goldfinger’s “The Flat,” a nonfiction tale about an Israeli man who begins to uncover some things about his Jewish grandparents after his grandmother dies and he is left cleaning out the Tel Aviv apartment she once shared with her husband. Reviews have been strong, and, without giving anything away, we’ll just say it’s a story that soon hops countries en route to some surprising discoveries. TRAILER BELOW
“The World Before Her”: We’re a bit removed from “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” but a movie that combines elements of both in a story of Indian beauty pageants can only be interesting. The jury agreed too, handing Canadian director Nisha Pahuja its top documentary prize.
“Una Noche”: Hey, when your stars defect in an art-imitating-life twist, that always helps. Also of assistance: when you have a well-made and well-regarded movie, as Lucy Mulloy does, telling compellingly of the fictional (but entirely plausible) aspirations of three very different teenagers in a bleak but poetic Havana. The movie still doesn’t have U.S. distribution, but with all the attention paid the defectors, don’t be surprised if that ends soon, particularly for a company with a Latin focus.
“Resolution”: Starting out as a story about a man trying to get his buddy to go to rehab, Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorehead’s film soon evolves into a tale of secrets and narrative revelations. A smart marketer will call it a thriller, and maybe in the confines of a film festival it is, but many have recognized it for something else: strong storytelling with suspense and emotion.
“Fairhaven”: More to come on this one shortly, but suffice it to say that Tom O’Brien’s wistful drama about men in their 30s, stuck in and returning to their small New England town, will conjure up the 1990s hit “Beautiful Girls.” That’s a good thing. Starring Chris Messina, the suddenly omnipresent indie actor, in a movie that could easily have played Sundance to some acclaim.
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Entrepreneurship and Mining in Israel and Jordan – an International Tour provides upper-year students at the Edwards School of Business an opportunity to experience international business culture while learning about the benefits of global business to Saskatchewan’s economy. The overseas portion of the course runs from April 30-May 10.
PotashCorp is supporting the course financially and with access to an expert in international business. Wayne Brownlee, PotashCorp’s Executive Vice President and CFO, will be joining the 16 students for one week – including visits to Arab Potash Company (APC) in Jordan and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) in Israel, companies in which PotashCorp has 28 percent and 14 percent ownership, respectively.
“PotashCorp’s people are our greatest resource and many of our best and brightest employees have come to us from the University of Saskatchewan,” said Brownlee. “We want the next generation of Saskatchewan’s business leaders to gain international perspectives and experience PotashCorp’s global reach firsthand.”
In addition to PotashCorp, the cost of the trip has been subsidized by other donors including: the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration; the University of Saskatchewan’s President’s Fund; The Hanlon Centre For International Business and Canadian Academics for Peace in the Middle East.
Students will meet their Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli peers studying at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and hear presentations on regional water issues and the environmental situation of the Dead Sea.
“There is no better way of developing sensitivity to global issues than by having students travel together with business leaders to see how commerce, ingenuity, antiquity and opportunity meld together,” said Daphne Taras, PhD, Dean of the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business.
“Through our generous sponsors, we made sure that ability to pay was not an issue. We hand-picked a unique group of students who are surely ambassadors for Saskatchewan.”
Taras, the course director, is personally accompanying the students on the tour.
“We applaud the Edwards School of Business and PotashCorp for creating this opportunity for Saskatchewan students to gain valuable international business experience,” Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris said. “Saskatchewan has an important relationship with Israel and Jordan in the areas of research, innovation and potash and this initiative helps to strengthen these ties.”
Meetings with the Canadian ambassadors to Israel and Jordan and visits to high-tech start-ups will be some of the highlights captured in video and posted on the course-related blog – www.esbtour398.ca – along with tweets using the hashtag #esbtour.
The Edwards School of Business develops business professionals to build nations. Giving students intensive opportunities to see other countries’ economies and Saskatchewan’s place within them makes them more sophisticated and knowledgeable when they are called upon to contribute at home.
Headquartered in Saskatoon, PotashCorp is the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, producing the three primary crop nutrients – potash, phosphate and nitrogen. With five potash operations in Saskatchewan, and one in New Brunswick, it is responsible for about 20 percent of global capacity. Its operations and business interests span seven countries, making PotashCorp an international enterprise and a key player in meeting the growing challenge of feeding the world.