News story: Celebrating the first female president of the APA

By on April 20, 2021

first_img Government Chemist The career and legacy of Joan Davena Peden (1920-1997) have been charted in a paper in the Journal of the Association of Public AnalystsJoan Peden was the first female to head a department for Somerset County Council and to hold the post of President of the Association of Public Analysts.She was an enterprising and innovative Public Analyst (Official Control Scientist) remembered with considerable respect within the profession. She was willing to embrace modern analytical techniques, successfully confronted lack of transparency in feed additive declarations and tackled challenges such as pesticide bioaccumulation and heavy metal environmental pollution. Coupled with an engaging literary style, consummate expertise and natural personal authority, Joan Davina Peden was an exemplar Public Analyst. She was a woman ahead of her time, who set standards in all her areas of activity.The open access paper was a collaboration between Michael Walker from the Government Chemist team with Professor D T Burns from the Institute of Global Food Security in Queen’s University Belfast.The authors wish to thank Louise Gillet of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society; Iain Hunter, Manager, Somerset Scientific Services; Robert Giles of the RSC and Rev JH Yoxall, Blackthorn Benefice for their assistance with materials for this biography and Dr Caroline Pritchard (LGC) for helpful editorial comments.For further information about the work the Government Chemist does, or for food/feed analytical queries contact: Queens RoadTeddingtonTW11 0LYcenter_img Email [email protected]last_img read more

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Celebrating 115 years of The Taj

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgTaj Palace, New Delhi, the capital’s landmark hotel is all set to host the second edition of 115 Years Charity Gala on August 9, 2019 in support of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. The event will commemorate the momentous anniversary of India’s first luxury hospitality address, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship of The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL).Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was a result of Jamsetji N Tata’s dream to usher in a new era in Indian hospitality and ensure that Bombay has an icon which could place it amongst the greatest cities of the world. Following up to the glittering first edition of the Charity Ball that took place at the iconic hotel last year on its 115th anniversary, the second edition of the Charity Gala at Taj Palace, New Delhi will carry forward the spirit of philanthropy – the cornerstone of the revered 150 year TATA legacy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFounded by the TATA Group and IHCL in the aftermath of the unprecedented terror attacks on Mumbai in November 2008, the objective of the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust is to extend assistance to victims of terror, natural disasters, members of the armed forces and other services who demonstrate bravery in their line of work, and their families. Inspired by the resilience of survivors and the courage of those who came to its aid, the Trust’s purpose is to reach out to people affected by adversities, both man-made and natural to rebuild their lives. Over the past decade, the Trust has worked on a range of relief and rehabilitation initiatives across the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith its unparalleled confluence of art, entertainment and gastronomy, and the who’s who of the capital in attendance, the second edition Charity Gala will truly be an extraordinary evening with a noble cause. A live art auction by leading visual arts gallery, DAG, a commemorative six-course sit-down dinner experience curated by Executive Chef Rajesh Wadhwa featuring contemporary Indian cuisine and a high-octane performance by the acclaimed Shillong Chamber Choir will make this an evening to remember. “Art from the Heart”, a no-reserve, no buyers’ premium live auction of a selection of noteworthy art pieces will be the highlight of the soirée, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Trust. The 25 works by masters of modern Indian art presented at this auction will provide an unparalleled range and choice to connoisseurs and collectors. Given that this is an exceptional opportunity, the auction will accept bids from the general public. The anniversary celebrations will continue over the next few weeks at Taj Palace, New Delhi.last_img read more

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