In “Lifelines,” a Collection of Quotations and Proverbs by Walter Newport, the Author Challenges Readers to Reflect and Find Inspiration

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A collection of succinct inspirational essays called “Lifelines” was written with the intention of assisting readers in recognizing truths they can immediately apply to their lives, whether to deal with crises in their families or at work or to inspire them to be more compassionate Christians toward everyone they encounter. These phrases are the result of a lifetime spent collecting uplifting and motivational quotes and sayings from many sources. So many quotation books include passages just because they cleverly spin a phrase.

The anthology’s goal is to employ the teachings of illustrious historical thinkers, philosophers, and proverbs to improve our broken society. This inspirational collection of sayings and affirmations is dedicated to those who are determined to make the most of their time on earth by staying true to themselves, being kind with their talents and gifts, and being receptive to the idea of consistently giving yourself in love. Walter wishes to offer a space where all readers can develop into active thinkers in search of brilliant ideas.

Every proverb and statement in this collection challenges the mind and heart to think creatively. People are engaged, provoked, inspired, and motivated by it. Walter gathered quotes from notable figures from many eras, ethnic groups, classic works, the Bible, and individuals from all walks of life.

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Author: Walter Augustus Newport III

Publisher: Your Online Publicist

Published Date: May 2022

Book Genre: Poetry, Anthology

About the Author:

Walter Newport is a retired professor of language and culture who has spent nearly thirty years in four widely diverse areas of the world – in the USA, Cuba, Spain, and Japan. Dr. Newport was the first non-Japanese professor ever hired by Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, after having been a founding member of an international center in Toyama Prefecture. He has also been an active Christian in parts of the world in which Christians are a minority, supporting an orphanage in the Philippines, and has helped refugees from the recent Ethiopian-Eritrean war in Africa. He enjoys opera and classical music, theology, mountain hiking, and weight lifting, belongs to the International Society of Poets, and has received numerous awards for his poetry. He now lives in Sacramento, California.

The Nike N7 Collection Explores Indigenous Identity Through Basketball


What to Know

  • The collection includes the Free Crater Trail Moc, the Air Max 95, the Kyrie 5 Low and apparel including a jumpsuit and a short.

  • Nike’s first designs by and for the Indigenous community were released in 2007, and in 2009 Nike launched N7, a product line influenced by the Native American wisdom of the seven generations.

  • The Nike N7 Fund, which was created to connect Native American and Indigenous youth to play, sport and physical activity programs, has awarded more than $8 million in grants administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America to more than 270 communities and organizations between 2009 and 2021.

As part of Nike’s vision of championing athletes from all communities and expanding sport for the next generation, Nike N7 is committed to supporting Native American and Indigenous youth and getting them moving. This season’s N7 collection draws influence from the northern territories and continues exploring the cultural significance of basketball for Native peoples. The footwear brings back the Moc with the Free Crater Trail, while other silhouettes include the Air Max 95 and the Kyrie 5 Low. Apparel pieces include a Nike Sportswear jumpsuit, a crew, a tee and a basketball short.

Building on the legacy of N7 Nike provided 13 organizations with a total of $625,00 in donations in FY22. The Nike N7 Fund, which was created to connect Native American and Indigenous youth to play, sport and physical activity programs, has awarded more than $8 million in grants administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America to more than 270 communities and organizations between 2009 and 2021.

The N7 collection releases June 21 in the United States and Canada at select Nike and Hibbett retail locations and through

Lazy Longhorns Collection of 10K Unique NFTs to Mint Coming May of 2022

 Lazy Incorporated has been investing in crypto and NFTs for quite some time. The appeal of researching a project and finding one that does well can be very addicting. Over time, they noticed trends in which NFTs performed well. As a team, Lazy Incorporated realized this is something they could do very well together. It allows Lazy Incorporated an outlet for our creative side, as well as being able to obtain a long term business goal.

The Lazy Longhorns NFT started with a character that they felt brought a playful, almost care free innocence. Lazy Incorporated felt this was something everyone, everywhere was in need of after the last couple of years everyone has been dealt. The Lazy Longhorns character is very engaging with a lot of different personalties to him. It’s impossible not to find one that a potential owner cannot connect with.

The experience has been very gratifying. Lazy Incorporated has learned so much together as a team and the knowledge they’ve gained has been immense. You never know at the start of a project for the first time, everything that it will entail. Working together with other people that have the same desire to see this Lazy Longhorns NFT become a long term community experience been very rewarding. It really feeds the flame. Lazy Inc has very high expectations from the Lazy Longhorns NFT and are eager to get it rolling.

One of the biggest reasons for wanting this project to be successful is the ability it will give to extend their reach. The Lazy Incorporated team has the desire to make a difference and do more. Together they can put their efforts into something that will grow and continue to give in a way that could not bed done individually. Lazy Inc came up with a way that, financially, every Lazy Longhorns NFT will give back and can aid in the heartfelt goal of making the biggest impact possible. Lazy Incorporated is going to donate 20% of the net minting proceeds to charities that are involved in helping Ukraine. But, they’re not stopping there. Every month, they will be auctioning off one rare, unique Lazy Longhorns NFT with 100% of the net proceeds to be donated to causes that are in need. Now you see the heart of the project. The desire to do more. Be more. Give more.

Be there with them in May of 2022 as the Lazy Longhorns NFT mint goes live.

Lazy Incorporated




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The Collection of Gervanne & Matthias Leridon at Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art Sale in Paris

Art Moderne & Contemporain Africain

19 May 2022



On Thursday 19 May, Bonhams is hosting a sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art featuring around fifty paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures from French and international private collections as well as a selection of 23 works from the Gervanne and Matthias Leridon Collection, including works by Aboudia, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Godfried Donkor, Barthélémy Toguo and Brett Murray.

Bonhams Modern & Contemporary African Art specialist in Paris, Julie Mathon commented: “For our second sale in Paris we are thrilled to be offering works from the outstanding Gervanne & Matthias Leridon collection. Gervanne and Matthias’s great passion for Africa shines through the pieces in the sale which reflect not only the fantastic quality and diversity of contemporary African Art but also the boundless energy and restless curiosity which underpins their collection.”

The strength of the Gervanne and Matthias Leridon collection lies in the couple’s strong commitment to artists who think about the world, who enlighten it and question it.

Passionate about Africa and its place in the world, Gervanne and Matthais constantly travel the continent to unearth new talent, taking no account of the age, nationality or fame of the artists, or even the mediums they use. Above all, they seek to forge a unique relationship with each of the artists and with their works.

Highlights of the Gervanne and Matthias Leridon collection in the sale include:

• Chalks and pins U by Pascale Marthine Tayou. Created in 2012, the work illustrates the artist’s constant desire to use unconventional materials. Dusted with glitter, brightly coloured chalk sticks are arranged in rows, interspersed with pinned plastic straws, to form intricate patterns that evoke the decorative patterns of traditional tapestries in Cameroon, the artist’s native country. Tayou’s use of chalk, both as a medium and as a raw material, alludes directly to the very process of artistic creation. The pigment is not applied to the paper or canvas; it remains intact, assuming its original cylindrical shape structuring the rhythmic pattern of the whole design. Estimate: €60,000-90,000.

• Untitled by Aboudia. Now working between his native Abidjan and Brooklyn, New York, Aboudia acknowledges the lasting influence of the visual imagery he encountered growing up in Abidjan. “I want life to be beautiful, so I treat sadness with happiness…” as he once said. Estimate: €70,000-100,000.

• Misty Morning by Nigerian painter Abiodun Olaku. This mysterious painting is estimated at €8,000 – 12,000.

The sale includes artists from 13 countries representing the diversity of African creation: Bertina Lopes, Malick Sidibé, Ernesto Shikani, Gérard Sekoto, the young Ethiopian painter Getahun Assefa and the Nigerian artist Godwin Oluwole Omofemi with an untitled oil on canvas estimated €30,000 – 50,000.

Chéri Samba, whose works are already in the collections of institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is represented here with a 1999 work entitled L’homme qui mange de la peinture. Born in Bas-Congo, Chéri Samba showed early talent as a draftsman and caricaturist. At sixteen, Samba left school and went to Kinshasa where he quickly found a job at the Mbuta-Masunda studio of sign painters. It was at the end of the 80s, as his success grew, that Chéri Samba adopted acrylic paint and added glitter to his works. Estimate: €20,000-30,000.

A new more eco-responsible collection of Air France comfort kits


This winter, Air France is offering its long-haul Business customers a new comfort kit. As part of an eco-responsible approach, this kit is the first model made up of 93% recycled material. This sober and elegant kit features the company’s historic winged seahorse emblem, embodying its rich history. It comes in two colours, navy blue and grey.

 Special thought has also been given to its content. Each kit thus contains the following items – 

  •  A toothbrush and pen made of cornstarch, and ear plugs packaged in kraft paper, eliminating the use of plastic; 
  • To ensure optimum comfort for customers, the large and soft sleep mask, socks, toothpaste and Clarins cosmetics are still included in the kit.  

Customers travelling in the long-haul Premium Economy cabin receive a dark blue kit with a sporty look. The kit features the accent, the symbol of the Air France brand, in a red or blue version. 

 The content of this kit has been adapted in the same spirit –

  •  A toothbrush made of cornstarch and ear plugs packaged in kraft paper
  • A sleep mask and a pair of socks.

In all cabins, the plastic packaging of each kit is now replaced by a tamper-evident seal. In addition, headsets are systematically cleaned and disinfected, allowing Air France to eliminate single-use headphone protectors and their packaging offered previously. 

Intended as a genuine gift sporting the Air France colours, these kits can be collected and taken home after the trip and used again. 

By offering ever more eco-friendly comfort kits, Air France is pursuing its everyday actions to reduce the use of single-use plastic on board its flights whenever possible. 

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