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Howard Lake | 24 March 1999 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Does your charity buy in mailing lists to recruit new donors or members? Or do you think that buying names from a list-broker is too expensive because your charity is too small?Does your charity buy in mailing lists to recruit new donors or members? Or do you think that buying names from a list-broker is too expensive because your charity is too small? Direct mail might now be within your grasp thanks to a new deal between UK Fundraising and Wise & Loveys Information Services Ltd. You can now save 10% on list data and there are no minimum order quantities. You can order labels or data on high net worth individuals, major company executives, UK companies, advertising companies, public sector staff, and manufacturing and industrial companies.Find out more about this new service from UK Fundraising. Advertisement Top of the list read more

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RBI Is ‘State’ Under Article 12; Private Banks Discharging Public Functions Amenable To Writ Jurisdiction: Calcutta High Court

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesRBI Is ‘State’ Under Article 12; Private Banks Discharging Public Functions Amenable To Writ Jurisdiction: Calcutta High Court Akshita Saxena10 March 2021 11:19 PMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court has held that th Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution and thus, a writ petition is maintainable against it. The judgment delivered by a Single Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya further states that even private banks cannot seek refuge of being non-State actors, for the purpose of challenging maintainability of a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court has held that th Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution and thus, a writ petition is maintainable against it. The judgment delivered by a Single Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya further states that even private banks cannot seek refuge of being non-State actors, for the purpose of challenging maintainability of a writ petition against them, as their functions pertain to discharge of public duties. The Single Bench ruled, “Since the Reserve Bank of India is an instrumentality of the State, it comes squarely within the meaning of “State” as contemplated in Article 12 of the Constitution. Thus, the writ petition is maintainable.” It added, “the functions discharged by the respondent no.4-Bank [IndusInd Bank] are of a public nature and, as such, pertain to the discharge of public duties.” The Bench refused to apply the principle laid down by the Supreme Court in Federal Bank Limited v. Sagar Thomas & Ors., (2003) 10 SCC 733, that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution is not maintainable against private banks. The instant case pertained to a dispute between the Petitioner, a MSME and the IndusInd Bank with respect to refund of processing fee paid by the former, to the latter, pursuant to a prospective loan facility. As per the Petitioner, the Bank had assured that in case by any reason the sanction did not go through from its end, it would refund the fee. However, when the Petitioner sought refund of the processing fees against delay and non-receipt of final sanction letter, the Bank claimed that the processing fee was non-refundable. Subsequently, the RBI also intimated the petitioner that as per its understanding, the processing fees were non-refundable. It is against this communication that the Petitioner had approached the High Court. At the outset, the Bench observed that the question raised by the Petitioner in the present writ petition is not restricted to the grievance of the petitioner solely, but also has a wider connotation insofar as the liabilities of banks in respect of refund of processing fees is concerned. On a perusal of the entire material on record, the Bench same to a finding that the IndusInd Bank, while discharging its public duty which is within the domain of the State to discharge, acted de hors its own promise of refund on which the petitioner had acted. It thus held that such actions on part of the Bank debars it by the principle of estoppel from refusing to refund the processing fees. It observed, “The Bank cannot now resile from its stand, which is revealed from a conjoint reading of the in-principle sanction letter and the e-mail asking for processing fees, that the entire processing fees would be refunded in the event the sanction did not go through from the end of the respondent no.4-Bank “by any reason”.” Significantly, the Allahabad High Court has taken a contrary view in its previous judgments by relying on the case of Federal Bank (supra). Read the Allahabad High Court ruling here: Private Financial Institutions May Be Performing Public Duties But Can’t Be Considered ‘State’ Under Article 12 Of Constitution: Allahabad High Court Case Title: M/s Pearson Drums & Barrels Pvt. Ltd. v. General Manager, Consumer Education & Protection Cell of Reserve Bank of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Cattlemen’s PCA rodeo features top rodeo clown

By on May 24, 2021

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23 with the rodeo getting under way with the Grand Entry at 7:30. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Children 11 and under are admitted free. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “But when you see him at work, he’s unlike anybody you have ever known,” Palmer said. “He performs the funniest acts that have been done in an arena. Slim alone is worth the price of a ticket.”But, for the price of a Pike County Cattlemen’s Association PCA Rodeo ticket, the famous rodeo clown “Slim” is just one of the many thrills of rodeo weekend in Pike County. Sponsored Contentcenter_img Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2009 A rodeo without a clown is like a day without sunshine.The rodeo clown is a main attraction for kids of all ages. For that reason, the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association puts on its collective thinking cap each year to make sure that their Professional Cowboy Association Championship Rodeo has one of the best professional rodeo clowns in the business.“We know for sure that we have one of the best rodeo clowns coming,” said B.B. Palmer, publicity chair for the Pike County Cattlemen’s Memorial Day weekend rodeo. “There is one rodeo clown and barrel man that has stayed true to the sport of American rodeo and that’s David ‘Slim’ Weeks. He is one of today’s most exciting and entertaining rodeo stars.” Cattlemen’s PCA rodeo features top rodeo clown Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Originally from Bonifay, Fla., Weeks has seen much of the United States from behind the painted face of a rodeo clown.“Slim likes to make people laugh and forget their problems if it’s only for a few minutes,” Palmer said. “He said that even though people talk different from region to region, the people who enjoy a good rodeo are the people that make America great. They have the hardest jobs, pay the largest taxes and appreciate the liberty of freedom.”Outside the arena, Weeks gives the impression that he’s the boy next door. By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Brundidge sales tax revenue down While the city of Brundidge normally has a level playing field when it comes to its economy, it has seen… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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Reed headlines Brown Bag event

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first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… All good things must come to an end.Shelia Jackson, Troy public relations director, said the end of the spring Brown Bag season is coming much too soon with only two more Brown Bag lunches scheduled, on Thursday and June 25. Both Brown Bag events will be from noon until 1 p.m. on the Square in downtown Troy.“The Brown Bag events have been well attended this spring and everyone has seemingly had a great time,” Jackson said. “I don’t remember when we’ve had as much audience participation as we’ve had this spring. It’s been a lot of fun and I do hate to see the Brown Bags wind down. But, when the weather gets hot and sultry, it’s time to go inside and begin planning for the fall Brown Bag events.”Thursday’s Brown Bag will feature Little Jimmy Reed, Alabama’s Bluesman. Print Article Reed headlines Brown Bag event Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like An emotional experience: Rides in the Huey helicopter bring comfort, closure to veterans, families The Huey helicopter comes in to land, bringing back a group of passengers Saturday afternoon.MESSENGER PHOTO/SCOTTIE BROWN   Members of… read more “We invite everyone to come to Brown Bag on the Square at noon Thursday,” she said. “Pick up your favorite lunch at your favorite restaurant and enjoy lunch with friends and neighbors and be well entertained by Little Jimmy Reed and DJ Hendoc. We’ll have a lot of door prizes to give away and they are prizes that anyone would be proud to win.”The final event of the Brown Bag spring season will be on June 25.“This will be a community event and local service organizations and non-profit organizations will be invited to set up booths so the community can learn more about what they do enhance the quality of life in Pike County,” Jackson said. “We’ll have great entertainment and some surprises to add to the fun.” Skipcenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Email the author Little Jimmy Reed is one of the last remaining performers of blues’ golden generation.He is a recipient of the Alabama Blues Society’s Alabama Blues Treasure Award, Jackson said.“The Alabama Blues Society provides support for the lesser known blues players living and performing in Alabama,” she said. “But around Pike County, Little Jimmy Reed is not a lesser known blues player. He is one that we all know and one that we all love to hear play.”Jackson said another popular performer who will be at Thursday’s Brown Bag is DJ Hendoc, who not only plays the music that gets toes tapping and feet dancing, but also entertains with his humor and wit. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Secrets Revealed Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015last_img read more

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Tupper brings magic to summer reading

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first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author “It was an elephant on a banner but the children were amazed by the trick,” Lampley said. “Of course, when he levitated Riley Brooks between two chairs, we were all amazed. And, we were all puzzled at how he pulled shooting stars out of the air.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Tupper brings magic to summer reading The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge hosted a magic show for the participants in its Summer Reading Program Thursday afternoon at Brundidge Station.Garneshia Lampley, children’s librarian, said the turnout for “Tupper’s” second Thursday program was outstanding with 59 youngsters participting. Latest Stories Skip “Tupper’s” Thursday summer reading programs at Brundidge Station will continue through mid-July. Next week, “Tupper” will host Brannen’s Wild West Show followed the next week with Animal Tales.The Thursday programs will take a break the week of the Fourth of July and then continue the next week with Alabama History presentation and conclude with Splash Day on July 18.center_img Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Sponsored Content Published 8:04 pm Thursday, June 13, 2019 By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder “J.C. with ‘Titan Magic’ presented a great show that related so well to the ‘Universe of Stories’ theme of our summer reading program,” Lampley said. “His magic tricks had to do with the rockets, shooting stars and gravity. J.C. encouraged the children to read more and learn more. The goal of our summer reading program is to encourage children to read more.”Lampley said the kids enjoyed all the magic tricks and especially the trick where one of the participants shot an elephant into a bag. PROUD TO SERVE: Shiver reflects on D-Day offensive Like many young boys of his time, James Shiver dreamed of flying an airplane. But he knew it was only… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Mathematics and Statistics, Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics and Data Science, Tenure Track

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgClose Date Job Number85TBD CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Duties and Responsibilities Organizational LocationPROVOST Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14559 Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Location CodeMATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (02114A) Qualifications Position Details Physical DemandsNone The candidate will have a Ph.D. in statistics, bioinformatics, datascience, computer science, or a related field at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates pursuingresearch programs that focus on or address issues of social justiceand diversity are highly encouraged to apply. Commitment to andexpertise in inclusive teaching practices and experience mentoringstudents from under-represented populations is highly desirable.The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC andthe goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Number of Vacancies1 The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Artsand Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invitesapplications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank ofAssistant Professor, for the academic year 2021-22. The departmentseeks applicants with expertise in bioinformatics and data science.The successful candidate will be joining a department with morethan 35 full-time faculty members, over 380 majors and minorsacross 7 undergraduate programs in mathematics, statistics and datascience, and 2 graduate programs. For more information about thedepartment, please visit its website athttps://www.luc.edu/math/index.shtml.This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate coursesin support of the department’s B.S. in statistics, B.S. datascience program, B.S bioinformatics program, the M.S. in appliedstatistics and the M.S. in bioinformatics with a course load of twoclasses per semester. The successful candidate is expected topursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of externalgrants and perform service, such as mentoring underservedpopulations, at the department, college, and universitylevels. Position TitleMathematics and Statistics, Assistant Professor, Bioinformaticsand Data Science, Tenure Trackcenter_img Position End Date Open Until FilledYes Position Number Open Date11/23/2020 Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statementoutlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement onteaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ).Additionally, applicants should submit all application materials,including letters of recommendation, to http://www.mathjobs.org. Atleast one of the letters should address teachingqualifications.Candidates may forward additional materials related to teachingexcellence and samples of scholarly publications to:Gregory J. Matthews, Ph.D., Search Committee [email protected] of applications will begin on December 7, 2020 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in statistics, bioinformatics, datascience, computer science, or a related field at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates pursuingresearch programs that focus on or address issues of social justiceand diversity are highly encouraged to apply. Commitment to andexpertise in inclusive teaching practices and experience mentoringstudents from under-represented populations is highly desirable.The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC andthe goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. FLSA StatusExempt Job TypeFull-Time Posting Details Working ConditionsNone Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Job TitleMathematics and Statistics, Assistant Professor, Bioinformaticsand Data Science, Tenure Track Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Department NameMATHEMATICSlast_img read more

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Reporting in Need for more innovation

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgJim WinshipDirector, British Sandwich AssociationOne of best barometers of economic times is innovation. Naturally, when the going gets tough, we tend to think more about maintaining the business we have, rather than taking chances, and any innovative thinking is generally refocused on managing costs.In the last couple of years, it has been noticeable how little innovation there has been in the UK sandwich industry quite a change for an industry that has a reputation for its creativity. In that time, we have seen relatively little true innovation, as most brands have sought to re-invent old and safe friends, rather than row the boat out into uncharted waters.This year has shown some improvement on this situation, but it is still clear that there is not a great deal of confidence in the economy at the moment although the first shoots of recovery may be just beginning to show.The good news is that innovation is still alive and kicking at least in the development kitchens. Entries for this year’s British Sandwich Designer of the Year award have been higher than ever, with some really bright ideas.Although the sandwich industry has been relatively lucky in seeing volume growth through the last couple of years, perhaps it is time for easing the brakes a little more to tickle the taste-buds of those consumers who have got a little jaded by the same thing each day.l The finals of this year’s Sandwich Designer of the Year Award are to be held on 19 May, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.last_img read more

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Press release: Boaters warned to register your vessel or face court action

By on April 20, 2021

first_imgAs well as not contributing to the upkeep of waterways, unregistered boats can be unsafe, hazardous to other river users, and a pollution risk to the local environment and its wildlife.The Environment Agency looks after 353 miles of navigable waterways in the Anglian network, which includes the Ancholme, Black Sluice, Glen, Welland, Nene, Great Ouse and Stour, as well as associated locks and navigation facilities like moorings, showers and toilets.More information about boating and waterways, including registering vessels, is available from the Environment Agency. If you suspect a boat is illegal, please contact them on 03708 506 506 or email [email protected] Boat owners are being urged to make sure their vessels are properly registered – or face paying thousands of pounds in penalties.The call comes after 6 boaters were ordered to forfeit more than £7,200 between them – all for failing to register their craft for use on the River Nene.It is a legal requirement for boat owners to register any vessel they keep, use or let for hire on Environment Agency waterways, and to clearly display a valid registration plate. None of the guilty 6 had done so.Mark Bennett of Meadow View in Great Addington, Jim Brown of Station Road in Ringstead, David Campion of Oxford Street in Finedon, Andrew James MacGilliuray of Kestrel Lane in Wellingborough, Stewart Richardson of Ringstead Road in Ringstead, and Robert William Whiteside of Beloe Crescent in King’s Lynn have each been given 14 days to pay up.Their cases were heard at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 1 May 2018. Mr Bennett was ordered to pay a total of £944.99, Mr Brown £1,393.29, Mr Campion £944.99, Mr MacGilliuray – who owned 3 of the unregistered vessels – had to pay £2655.95, Mr Richardson £503.98, and Mr Whiteside £843.98.It brings the total amount of avoided registration charges that have been recovered by the Environment Agency this year to almost £120,000. The cash is reinvested into maintaining, improving and protecting waterways.Nathan Arnold, Waterways Partnerships and Development Team Leader, said: Our historic and precious waterways are an important part of our nation’s heritage and are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every year, Those who don’t contribute as they should are threatening the future of our waterways – and we won’t hesitate to take action against them.last_img read more

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Will you be at the BB75 lunch?

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first_imgTime is running out to confirm your attendance at British Baker’s annual BB75 lunch. This exclusive, invite-only, event takes place at the Avenue, 7-9 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1EE on 27 February.At the networking lunch, British Baker will reveal the top 75 bakery retailers in the UK – and, more importantly, which is the number one on this list.The event will also include presentations from Rob Hunt, joint managing director of Krispy Kreme UK, and Paul Flatters, a managing partner at the Trajectory Partnership.Hunt will be talking about the power of brands in bakery, and expansion plans for Krispy Kreme UK, while Flatters, the former research director of Which? and head of Research for BBC News, will be looking at the decision- making process in family spending.To confirm your attendance, please call Rebecca George on 01293 610422 or send an email to [email protected] is sponsored by Cybake, Rank Hovis, Dawn Foods, EPOS Group, Mariani Packing Company, Unox and Wrigley.last_img read more

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Out of the studio, into the classroom

By on March 1, 2021

first_imgPenelope Umbrico is a Brooklyn artist — a selective and deep-delving archivist of digital imagery — who explores search engines, picture sharing, and other Internet portals for her resonant creations.In her work “5,537 Suns from Flickr (Partial),” for instance, Umbrico compiled 2,500 Internet snapshots of sunsets into a large-format work that enlisted clichés in the service of art.Umbrico is among seven practitioners who are visiting faculty this year at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES). The traditional program is designed to refresh the artists, energize faculty, and inspire eager students.The public will have access too, through a series of “visiting faculty artist talks” that will take place on successive Thursdays beginning Sept. 23.Teaching makes her own art richer, and is “really important to my practice,” said Umbrico, chair of photography at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Her classroom style “is more conversational,” she said. “I don’t lecture.”Mungo Thomson will be at VES too. The Los Angeles artist (his first name is a legacy of his Scottish heritage) created a 2.5-minute video installation for “New Visiting Faculty 2010-2011,” an exhibit on view through Sept. 26 at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.A classroom veteran of West Coast universities, Thomson has had his share of teaching offers. “Sometimes you say no,” he said. “But I don’t know if you say no to Harvard.”His wife, artist Kerry Tribe, a specialist in large-scale video installations, will also be at Harvard this semester. Teaching allows space for reflection and renewal, said the Cambridge native, who tripled her productivity earlier this year — and gave birth to her second child too. “It’s great to take a step back,” she said.Five of the seven visiting artists will teach this fall. The other two, video and sound artist Marina Rosenfeld ’90-91 and Gregory Sholette, an installation artist and writer, will come aboard in January.Matt Saunders ’97 and Katarina Burin, a couple who live in Berlin, are the only artists teaching both fall and spring. “I can’t imagine leaving after one semester,” said Burin, whose precise drawings are often inspired by architecture and the history it reveals.As for teaching, “it actually invigorates your work,” said Burin, who taught last year in Italy. “It keeps you busy, moving. You have to find materials for your students. You learn from them.”Most of the visiting artists talked about one sideline thrill of teaching at VES: being at the Carpenter Center. The five-level, cast-in-place concrete building, completed in 1963, is the only example in North America of work by the Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier.“I like being here,” said Thomson, for “all the atmospherics.”Umbrico plans to photograph and study the building she called “the epitome of utopian modernist architecture.”Burin, a student of architectural forms, is already wide-eyed at teaching in a Le Corbusier space. “I love the simplicity and the cleanliness of this modern building,” she said. “I love the weirdness about it.”Of the visiting faculty, only Saunders is new to teaching. “There is something to be said,” he offered, “for standing up and being forced to articulate what we are doing.”Berlin is a heaven and a haven for artists, said Saunders, who moved there with Burin eight years ago. Artists herd like happy cats, and studio rents are as little as 100 euros ($128) a month. Though Berlin is “a vast, aging city with a horrible winter,” said Saunders, it is also a non-hierarchical refuge from the unquiet hurry of the art world. He has gotten used to using coal fires, doesn’t own an iPad, and relaxes by composing essays on art. “I missed English when I moved to Berlin,” said Saunders. “So I started writing.”Trained as a painter, he is now exploring the intersection of painting and photography. His work at the VES exhibit started with exposing film through a completed painting. In the case of “Young Patrick McGoohan #4,” the effect is spooky, something like seeing the vintage TV star like the Shroud of Turin.Thomson’s video installation flickered nearby. It’s a kaleidoscopic look at every Time magazine cover from 1923 to 2009, one cover per frame and a mind-zapping 30 frames per second. The rapid-fire compilation, said the artist, “doesn’t lend itself to much explanation.”But the art world itself — how it is changing, and how to survive in it — is worth explaining to his students, he said.In one course, Thomson will explore the digital age’s “post-studio studio.” In another, he will get right down to the details, including how to promote and document your own work, in “the kind of practical concerns,” he said, “that most art schools completely skip.”last_img read more

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