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Posters of female neighborhood residents are displayed in the French Hill with their names and occupations on International Women’s’ Day defying a citywide wave of gender segregation in the public sphere imposed by religious pressure.
In view of a citywide wave of gender segregation in the public sphere imposed by religious pressure and near-liquidation of advertisements including photos of women, this year’s International Women’s Day gets special meaning in Jerusalem. In the secular neighborhood of the French Hill a special campaign empowering women, residents of the neighborhood, puts twenty photos of women on display while giving them a name, an occupation and a meaningful identity. The posters also declare “Welcome to the French Hill!”
The project was initiated by residents of the neighborhood themselves in an interest to make the neighborhood more attractive for secular young people. Photos were created voluntarily by a female photography major from Betzalel School of Art and graphic artists from the neighborhood also volunteered their services. Their message is “We are women and we are here to stay!”
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Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, and Police Commissioner, Yohanan Danino, take part in a festive ceremony awarding ranks to senior officers stressing their policy to strengthen ‘core police functions’ and reinforce the ‘front line’ of police services to the public including reallocation of organizational resources and personnel. The ceremony took place in the National Police Headquarters mess hall. Ten of the thirteen officers promoted to Chief Superintendent are station commanders and Border Police company commanders in accordance with Danino’s policy to reinforce the ‘front line’ of police, which serves as the ‘face of the police’ in the eyes of the public. Station chiefs promoted include Givatayim, Nazareth Illit, Modi’in, Harel, Migdal Haemek, Golan, Ofakim, and Arad police stations, previously considered “small” police stations in terms of numbers of policemen and the scope of the public they serve. Border Police company commanders promoted are Coral, Beit Horon and Company MZ in the Judea and Samaria.
In addition, ranks of Brigadier General were awarded to Uzi Levy, Border Police Commander of Northern District, Soaaa Thaoch, Border Police Commander of the Jerusalem Envelope District, and Simeon Lavi, Commander of the Operations Division, Tel-Aviv District.
Commissioner Danino stated “The move to implement 2012 as the ‘Turning Point Year’ will bisect all departments and districts. The center of gravity will move from the headquarters to the field. The move constitutes a new outlook for the public based on communal policing, strengthening field units, and providing more security and better service to the public.”
Newly ranked officers include Yoram Barina, Yehonatan Zeidel, Shlomo Ben-Shushan, Yosef Katab, Meni Benyamin, Mualem Ami, Gilad Bahat, Larry Samara, Avraham Biton and Eliyahu Shmul.
Shooting under theatrical lights is a painful experience. At least it has been for me in the past. The ‘hot’, harsh lighting throws off both white balance and exposure. Post-processing was mandatory in the sense that images were not presentable without it. And even after post many images still showed the damaging effects of the lighting.
Enter Fujifilm X100 (stage left) – theatrical lighting conditions – extraordinary performance!
Shot mostly with Spot Metering, Auto ISO (200-3200), Aperture Priority, RAW and amazed with out-of-camera exposures! Very little post-processing necessary and higher rate of keepers.
There may have been two things working in my favor in this shoot with the X100 compared to September with the 5D; (1) Auto ISO, not a feature of the Canon 5D and (2) lighting technician may have been more professional and helped me out without my knowing it.
Continuous Drive Mode on X100 is pretty bad. A full buffer of 8 RAW images can take over 30 seconds to empty itself out to memory card. 30 seconds in which camera is lifeless except blinking ‘write to card’ indicator. There is a quick escape route – you can press the DISP/BACK button to disable writing the files to memory card but then you loose some images.
X100 small camera size and stealth mode (silent shutter release, no flash assist lamp) were very useful shooting the ‘special needs’ actors without diverting their attention from their acting.
Canon 5D will remain in closet for another week…