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The artist’s rainbow house in California brings her excitement but her neighbor is charming



The artist's rainbow house in California brings her excitement but her neighbor is charming

Not all rainbows and sunshine for Jane Gottlieb.

Tired of the shanty houses lined up around Santa Barbara, California, a high-class neighborhood, the 70-year-old artist decided to paint his colorful rainbow. The aim is to brighten people’s day, according to the Daily Mail, but unfortunately, not all residents support his vision.

“I don’t understand this obsession with beige and brown. I just don’t know why it’s a color combination that is so popular in the world,” Gottlieb said. “I am interested in color. When I see something bright or colorful, I want it.”

So Gottlieb spent two months – and spent $ 5,000 – to make his house painted in nine bright colors. Everything from the roof and chimney to the terrace and stairs are covered with shades of blue, green, yellow, red, purple and pink.

After finishing, Gottlieb felt he had transformed his four-room house into a “work of art.”

Since then it has been dubbed the “rainbow house,” “the house of color,” and “the house of Easter.” Many people walk past it just to see the bright spectacle, Gottlieb reported.

Jane Gottlieb and her husband David Obst moved into the house in 1997, when it was cream and brown.
Jane Gottlieb and her husband David Obst moved into the house in 1997, when it was cream and brown.Mercury Press & Media

“When people come who have never visited before, they immediately smile. They are immediately happy because they have never seen anything like this. They said, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing,’ “said Gottlieb. “I hear the same thing all the time: ‘You can’t be happy in this house.'”

Some of Gottlieb’s neighbors, on the other hand, were not happy.

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“Nobody in this neighborhood really likes it because they all have these beige Mediterranean houses,” he explained, “and I have this bright and fantastic work of art.”

But it has not been deterred famous artist – whose prints have been exhibited all over the world – from spending cash to keeping the oasis alive. “The outside must be repainted every few years because it fades,” he said. “Sometimes, a year goes by, and I don’t paint, but it costs about $ 5,000 a year.”

The interior of Gottlieb's house is equally lively.
The interior of Gottlieb’s house is equally lively.Mercury Press & Media

There’s more: The interior is just as interesting. The living room is furnished with a purple sofa and a green fireplace, while the Gottlieb studio features retro blue and checkered patterns throughout the room. The kitchen, bathroom and shelves on the shelves displaying Murano glass and other antiques add to the riot of color, according to a house tour published in Curbed.

“I don’t even know how many colors there are in it,” he said. “My favorite room is my studio or purple living room because it faces the pool and the sea. We have decorated it with colorful Italian furniture and my artwork. “

One of Gottlieb's favorite spaces is his purple living room.
One of Gottlieb’s favorite spaces is his purple living room (right), while the shelves are filled with colorful tchotchkes.Mercury Press & Media

Of course, the house didn’t look like this when Gottlieb, her husband, David Obst, and their dogs moved 23 years ago. It was (surprise, surprise) cream and chocolate. After renovation, Gottlieb decided to start adding color – and never stopped, inside and out.

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“It’s a thing that never ends,” he said. “This is my 3-D artwork filled with my artwork, and I am very proud of it. I like to live here. “

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Thiago Monteiro in 14th and 15th before the arrival of the WTCR in Portugal – Observer



Thiago Monteiro in 14th and 15th before the arrival of the WTCR in Portugal - Observer

Portuguese driver Thiago Monteiro (Honda) finished 14th and 15th this Sunday in the two World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races held in Aragon, Spain, which precede the Vila Real race.

The Portuguese rider always rode in the tail, he was hindered by the fact that Honda had more excess weight than his rivals.

“If they told me that I would be in this position, I would not believe it. But the reality is that we have not been able to withstand a number of adversities. From the moment when the pace is much lower than other rivals, we are prepared in advance. It’s heartbreaking,” the Portuguese rider began his explanation after the fourth round of the championship.

The Portuguese rider struggled to find the best balance in his Civic, as did his teammate, Hungarian Attila Tassi.


“We still had problems, and we could not reach the full potential of the car. It was very difficult, unpleasant and discouraging, especially since we are going to Vila Real and this scenario does not suit me. But we will have to continue to look for our own path and believe that everything will work out, ”Thiago Monteiro concluded.

Belgian Giles Magnus (Audi) and Spaniard Mikel Ascona (Hyundai) won both races on Sunday.

Ascona leads the league with 129 points, while Thiago Monteiro is 16th with 12 points.

The WTCR competition in Portugal will take place next weekend in Vila Real.

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Joao Almeida became the champion of Portugal in cycling



Joao Almeida became the champion of Portugal in cycling

This Sunday, Portuguese cyclist João Almeida (UAE-Emirates) became the Portuguese champion in cross-country cycling for the first time, winning the elite national championships held in Mogaduro.

In his first online race since Joao Almeida was forced to pull out of the Vuelta Italia after testing positive for the coronavirus, he won his first national title since becoming time trial champion in 2021.

Almeida crossed the finish line in Mogadora, covering the 167.5 km distance in 4:08.42 hours, 52 seconds behind Thiago Antunes (Efapel) second, Fabio Costa (Glassdrive-Q8-Anicolor) third, and Rui Oliveira (UAE). – Emirates), fourth.

In the end, João Almeida stated that he was “very pleased” with the victory, admitting that the race “went very well” and thanking his teammates.

Former national champion José Neves (W52-FC Porto) did not finish the race, as did Rafael Reis (Glassdrive-Q8-Anicolor) who won the time trial title on Friday.

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Portuguese military admits ‘it will take time’ until territory is taken under control



Portuguese military admits 'it will take time' until territory is taken under control

The “path” chosen for about a year in the fight against rebel groups in the province of Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique is “the right one,” Brigadier General Nuno Lemos Pires said in an interview with Lusa.

“Now, while the situation is not fully under control, we all understand that, as in any other counter-terrorism situation in the world, it will take a lot of time,” added the head of the European military training mission, although he acknowledged that this “ does not mean that sometimes there are no fears and failures.

However, “this is part of what constitutes an action taken against terrorists who operate in a very wide area, who in themselves have the initiative and the ability to hide in a very wide area,” he said.

In fact, he stressed, many of the recent attacks that have taken place in the south of Cabo Delgado in recent weeks are due to the fact that Islamist extremist rebels had to “flight from the north” of the province.

“Because this was a consolidated military operation carried out in close cooperation between the Mozambique Defense and Security Forces (FSS), [e com as forças d]Rwanda and SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission (SADC) in Mozambique), who were clearing out the intervention areas that existed in the area, the reaction of many terrorists was to flee the area, go further south, where they were not pursued. , and make new attacks,” he explained.

“In such cases, the initiative almost always belongs to the terrorists. There are few of them, they hide among the population, they move over very large territories, with a lot of dense vegetation, it becomes very difficult to find them, but you can easily move,” he continued.

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On the other hand, the Portuguese general emphasized, “it is now difficult for these groups” “to concentrate power and forces for large-scale operations, as was the case three years ago during the conquests, such as Mocimboa da Praia or Palma.” ,” he said.

“They don’t have that ability. Many of these attacks even demonstrate [estratégias] survival [clássicas das guerrilhas]. They’re looking for food, they’re looking for supplies, they’re searching deep down for a place where they can survive, because the area is already under quite a lot of control. [por parte] Mozambique FSS, Rwandan forces and SAMIM,” he explained.

In this context, Nuno Lemos Pires highlighted the “quick response” of the Mozambican authorities to each of these developments, starting with head of state Filipe Nyusi.

“I think it is exemplary that the moment there is a movement or a series of significant attacks in other areas, we immediately see the President of Mozambique heading north, linking up with his Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (CEMGFA). , with the Minister of Defense, with the Minister of the Interior, and outline plans on the ground for a quick change of equipment and the ability to respond to such movements,” he said.

During one such trip to northern Mozambique in mid-June, Mozambican Interior Minister Arsenia Massingue said that Mozambican police were informing the “enemy” – the rebel forces in Cabo Delgado – about the positions of the FDS and allied forces on the ground.

However, Lemos Pires downplayed the situation. “We must be aware that there are infiltrations in any political system. It’s happening everywhere. Ignoring this dimension is tantamount to ignoring what is happening everywhere,” he said.

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“I don’t know of a single case of insurgency, counterinsurgency, terrorist or counter-terrorist combat where these leaks didn’t happen frequently. You need to be careful. .

In addition to the vastness of the territory that has been the scene of conflict and the topography favorable to insurgent guerrilla strategies, the porous borders with Tanzania to the north of Cabo Delgado and Malawi to the northwest also pose a danger. challenges the SDF and allied forces of SAMIM and Rwanda.

Lemos Pires also relativized this question. “We are talking about transnational terrorism, and it is good to understand that the situation in the north of Mozambique, in Cabo Delgado, is not limited and is not limited – and has never been limited – exclusively and exclusively to this region. A phenomenon that exists throughout Africa. , namely in Central Africa,” he said.

The UETM commander even took advantage of this circumstance to formulate an “extended response” to “a broad problem, a regional one, and the solution must also be a broad regional one.”

Therefore, “it’s very good what we see here on the ground, in fact, this is the unification of the efforts of regional African forces to try to deal with a problem that really worries everyone,” he concluded.

“What happens in one region can affect another. That is why it is in everyone’s interest that these groups be fought, detained and that the narrative that they are currently spreading can be counteracted – we hope that there are fewer and fewer successes,” the Portuguese general stressed.


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