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Siale Piutau lets fly on Michael Rhodes after dangerous headlock

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first_imgMonday May 30, 2011 Siale Piutau lets fly on Michael Rhodes after dangerous headlock A handful of citings took place this weekend in Super Rugby, with one of the most talked about being this incident from the Lions’ great 26-22 away win at the Highlanders on Saturday. Both players are in the dock. As you can see in the clip, flanker Michael Rhodes appeared to get Highlanders winger Siale Piutau in some kind of headlock, then attempted to clear him out like that, flipping him dangerously. Piutau retaliated, as to be expected, landing two blows to the head of Rhodes. In the chaos that followed, he threw another punch. As expected, both players have since been cited, and will face a SANZAR judicial panel tomorrow. They are both cited for ‘acts contrary to good sportsmanship’, while Rhodes’ is for dangerous tackling without the ball, and Piutau’s will be for punching and opponent and retaliation. Both will no doubt face a few weeks off if (when?) found guilty. Elsewhere, Sharks forward Jean Deysel was cited for a similar offence in their 26-21 win over the Waratahs in Durban. Unlike in the other incident, Deyself was seen by the officials, and yellow carded for his dangerous headlock. UPDATE 31/05/2011: Rhodes has been suspended for 6 weeks, while Piutau escaped suspension, due to ‘exceptional circumstances’. “Whilst the player admitted to foul play he had been seriously compromised in the incident involving Rhodes,” said judicial officer Nick Davidson, who added that the winger was placed ‘at serious risk of injury’. “Piutau’s reaction was that of someone who had been seriously endangered and to impose a sanction in these circumstances would not reflect the effect on Piutau of the incident and a reaction that was the product of shock rather than retaliatory intent.” Rhodes has the right to appeal the sanction.Time: 02:37 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia

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first_img House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801521/house-rehabilitation-in-valencia-dg-arquitecto-valencia Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801521/house-rehabilitation-in-valencia-dg-arquitecto-valencia Clipboard Houses Projects 2016 Save this picture!© Mariela Apollonio+ 23 Share Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Artemide, Cortizo, Flos, Foscarini, Marset, Muuto, DicaSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Our projects always begin with a detailed study of some preliminary premises:The space, in this case is an old townhouse with almost a hundred years of history located in one of the towns near Valencia, with a small backyard, and the needs of the clients, a young couple with three year old daughter.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe new layout of the house comes out as a result of introducing these premises into de project, preserving the essence of the original housing, and opening the main spaces to the backyard.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe original structure of the house, of wooden beams and beam fills, turns into an important part of the new layout as well as the old wooden doors that, althoug being in a new position, are all restored and reused to delimit the new spaces.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioLocated back in the house there are the living spaces, living room, kitchen and the main room so that the backyard becomes the key area of the house, being a direct extensión of the interior spaces.Save this picture!Previous StateSave this picture!Reformed stateThe new layout of the house and the backyard are proposed in three areas:The central area in with the most important rooms of the house are located: the entrance, hallway, the living room, the dinning room and the orchard area.The upper area where the rooms are located, two smalller rooms lighted up with the house´s  access road, the master bedroom and the pool area.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe lower area in which the kitchen area, laundry and barbacue are located.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessExperience the Sir John Soane’s Museum, VirtuallyArchitecture NewsThe Commons / Department of ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Valencia, Spain Architects: DG Arquitecto Valencia Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Mariela Apollonio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto ValenciaSave this projectSaveHouse Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia Spain “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDG Arquitecto ValenciaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentValenciaSpainPublished on December 18, 2016Cite: “House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia” 18 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?瓦伦西亚公寓修复 / DG Arquitecto Valencia是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

NCDL give paws for thought

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 26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital NCDL give paws for thought Howard Lake | 25 October 1999 | News It is certainly not hard to test out different welcome messages on a Web site and judge the most effective. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Very few charity Web sites report back on successes. The National Canine Defence League is one of the few that does. They give feedback on past donor support: “Our supporters made it possible last year for the NCDL to save more than 11,000 dogs – that’s over 27 dogs a day ! Every donation counts . . .”Note also the message you receive when first visiting the site: “Welcome to the e-commerce enabled NCDL site.” It certainly makes sense to work hard at putting site visitors at ease when it comes to encouraging them to use secure transaction facilities on a charity site.This message seems to be working towards that, but is it too full of jargon? Would it confuse as many visitors as it encouraged? Perhaps an alternative such as “Welcome to NCDL, where you can join 5,000 other dog-lovers in making secure online credit card donations in guaranteed safety” might work better. Advertisement 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. read more

NLB includes most inaccessible website category in its website awards

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first_img Tagged with: Awards Digital The National Library for the Blind has introduced the category of most inaccessible website to its annual Visionary website awards, and the shortlist has been announced. The shortlist for this new category includes the singer Kate Bush for her katebush.com site, and Disney World.The winners of the fourth annual awards, which are designed to recognise website publishers who make their sites the most accessible to visually impaired people, will be announced today. Advertisement NLB includes most inaccessible website category in its website awards  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 March 2006 | Newscenter_img 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. The shortlist for the Voluntary/Not for profit Sector award is:* Disability in Camden www.discnwl.org.uk* Karten Network www.karten-network.org.uk* RNID www.rnid.org.uk* Enham www.enham.org.uk* Westbank Heritage www.westbankheritage.org.uklast_img read more

U.N. report shows how People’s China cleaned Beijing’s air

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first_imgThe United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report called “UN Environment 2019: A Review of 20 Years’ Air Pollution Control in Beijing.” It sheds new light on the astounding cleanup of air pollution in China’s bustling capital city of 22 million people. The report summarizes a treasure trove of data that has consistently shown sharp improvements in Beijing’s air quality over the past several years. These improvements accelerated after the central government declared a “war on pollution” in 2014. (tinyurl.com/r2q5o4m/) The Western corporate media, which a decade ago showed endless images of Beijing’s smoggy skies and devoted plenty of coverage to what was dubbed the “airpocalypse,” are conspicuously silent now that blue skies are the norm in that huge city. Yet the data speak for themselves. The steps China took provide a model for other cities, especially in the developing world, which are currently grappling with air pollution. China presents an environmental success story at a time when so much environmental news is negative. Beijing’s efforts actually go back to 1998, when the municipal government launched several measures aimed at combating pollution. Since then, the annual average concentrations of sulfur dioxide have declined by 93.3 percent, nitrous dioxide fell 37.8 percent, and PM2.5 (particle matter with aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less) decreased 35.6 percent, with most decreases happening since 2013. Pollution from vehicles has also decreased significantly, even though the city has three times as many cars as it did 20 years ago. Since 1998, carbon monoxide emissions from vehicle traffic are down 89 percent, total hydrocarbon emissions fell 64 percent, nitrous oxide emissions decreased 55 percent, and PM2.5 fell 81 percent. Beijing, like the rest of China, has also invested heavily in extensive public transit systems, which greatly reduce air pollution and provide an equally accessible form of transportation.Meanwhile in Germany, often touted as a leading “green” capitalist country, emissions from the transport sector are 25 percent higher than in 1995. Spending on air pollution control in Beijing.Mass public transportationFrom 2009 to 2015, China built 87 mass transit rail lines in 25 cities, totaling 1,926 miles. In 2016 the government lowered the population threshold for cities to start planning metro systems — from 3 million to 1.5 million people — opening up many more cities for construction of subway systems and other forms of efficient passenger rail transit. China also has the largest high-speed rail network in the world, with over 18,600 miles of track. This comes to more than the rest of the world combined! Spending on the control of air pollution in Beijing increased from under 2 billion yuan in 2009 to 18 billion yuan in 2017. (The exchange rate is 1 yuan = 0.15 dollar.) The increase was especially rapid after 2013. The city also invested in more numerous and more sophisticated air quality monitoring stations. Beijing now has 35 such stations, which can track six major pollutants, as well as over 1,000 sensors spread throughout all parts of the city that monitor concentrations of PM2.5. Many varied policies, programs and subsidiesThe policies and programs put in place to achieve these remarkable results are numerous and varied. They include subsidies to promote electric cars, subsidies for early retirement of older vehicles, and more stringent emissions standards for new vehicles. The local Beijing government also provides subsidies for solar panels and solar water heaters, as well as subsidies for residents to replace coal boilers with electric ones. As older, polluting industries have been phased out and subsidies provided for workers to find new jobs, the creation of new, green industries has been heavily promoted. An environmental police team was formed to crack down on industries that violate environmental laws. At the end of 2017, some 135 cases of administrative detention and 44 cases of suspected environmental crimes were investigated by the environmental police team. An environmental petition and complaint system was created, which includes a hotline and an online mailbox, plus incentives of up to 50,000 yuan per case, to encourage the public to actively report environmental violations.  The city formed the Beijing Public Environmental Ambassadors, a group of well-known media personalities and celebrities (such as former National Basketball Association player Stephon Marbury, who now lives permanently in China) who promote environmental awareness to the public. As a result, the proportion of Beijing residents who believe they have a responsibility to play an active role in environmental protection grew from 65 percent in 2013 to over 80 percent in 2017. And satisfaction with Beijing’s environmental quality of life increased from 42 percent in 2015 to 64 percent in 2017. In Shunyi district, a women’s volunteer team with 8,000 members encourages women to participate in environmental efforts and supports their work. The team educates the public, for example, on the existence of subsidies for converting coal boilers to electric. They also engage in recycling programs to “turn waste into treasure.” The women conduct inspections, and if they find facilities or behaviors that damage or pollute the environment, they work to persuade and educate people to correct their mistakes. The results of the women’s environmental volunteer team have been overwhelmingly positive, helping to engage the public more fully and actively in environmental efforts, says the report. Listen to the peopleBeijing’s extensive and successful environmental efforts began as a response to public pressure. Many people listed air pollution as one of their top concerns, and despite widespread approval of the government overall, they expressed dissatisfaction with the state of the environment. In response, the government, from the local level all the way up to the national, rapidly put in place necessary measures to reduce pollution. This reality contrasts with what the Western media report about China — the false characterization of the country as an “authoritarian dictatorship” that couldn’t care less about the needs and wishes of its people, where people exist only to serve the state. But the case of Beijing’s air pollution control success shows the opposite is true: The state exists to serve the people. The Chinese revolution in 1949 succeeded in establishing a state based on the masses of workers and peasants and dedicated to building socialism – a huge task in a country impoverished by landlords, capitalists and foreign imperialist exploiters. Over the past 70 years the leaders of the Communist Party have tried various approaches to serve the people and build up the economy while maintaining their socialist goals. By the end of this year China will have totally eliminated extreme poverty, uplifting over 850 million people in the process. And now it is successfully cleaning up the environment. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the supposed land of freedom and democracy, there are actually more poor people than in China, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report — despite China having over four times the population and a less developed economy. Cities like Los Angeles and Salt Lake City are disappearing under smoggy skies as the Trump administration rolls back environmental regulations, such as vehicle emission standards. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords, all to benefit Big Business. Meanwhile, drinking water in many rural areas and in cities, particularly places like Flint, Mich., which have large numbers of Black residents and communities of color, is unsafe for humans due to pollution. As China shows, life in the U.S. doesn’t have to be like this. Rapid and significant reductions in pollution can be achieved if the political will exists to fight the hold of Big Business over our lives. 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Ten TV journalists arrested, material seized in Kinshasa raid

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first_img News News Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Organisation February 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Without entering into the substance of the case, JED condemns the raid and confiscation of broadcast material by police officers, which has reduced this media outlet to silence. JED regards this attack on a media outlet as a serious press freedom violation that must be stopped at once. When reached by JED, Ms. Kilala said she had referred the case to the judicial authorities in order to demand her rights. “These are journalists who I recruited and who worked on my current affairs programme Kilartus,” she said. “We had a disagreement and I fired them. Instead of creating their own current affairs programme with their own name and logo, the they used my brand name and my logo. I have no particular problem with these journalists. I just want to protect my brand.” Six of them were released late in the evening, after Kin Lartus’ lawyer, Maki Makiese, intervened. The four other journalists – Jean Jacques Kabeya, Ritha Musau, Doya Mayi and Fretace Mbamanku – spent the night in police cells. Makiese told JED that the four journalists still being held are accused by Ms. Kilala, their former employer, of using “the emblems and names of her own current affairs programme.” Help by sharing this information News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists RSF_en JED’s press release follows: News to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Journalist in Danger (JED) condemns a raid by members of the Congolese national police on Kin Lartus, a company that produces a current affairs programme that is broadcast by several Kinshasa TV channels. In the course of the raid, the police ransacked and seized journalistic material and arrested ten journalists who were there at the time. Various sources told JED that the group of police officers raided the premises of Kin Lartus at around 1 p.m. on 25 July as a result of a complaint by the producer of another TV current affairs programme called “Kilartus,” who accuses the company of “fraudulently” using its logo and name. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian July 27, 2018 Ten TV journalists arrested, material seized in Kinshasa raid Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins its partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Journalist in Danger (JED), in condemning the heavy-handed police raid on the Kinshasa-based TV current affairs production company Kin Lartus on 25 July, in which the police arrested ten journalists, ransacked the premises and seized material. Immediately prior to the raid, two plainclothes police officers, one of them a woman, arrived at the premises of Kin Lartus and pretended to enquire about broadcast prices. While they were receiving an explanation, other armed police suddenly stormed into the offices, smashed equipment and seized material. The ten journalists present at the time were bundled into a vehicle that took them to police headquarters. Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

How About A Mexican Fiesta For Your Special Occasion?

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first_imgcenter column 5 How About A Mexican Fiesta For Your Special Occasion? Mijares not only serves great Mexican food, it’s also the perfect venue for special occasions for that Mexican Fiesta vibe. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 3:38 pm Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Community News One of the things Mexicans are known for are their Mexican festivals, or fiestas, blanketed in color and dipped in pure fun. Another of course, is their food.Mijares has both “en espadas.”[smooth=id:207;]Described as a “little hacienda” by the owners, one look at the three garden patios, large banquet room, and private dining areas, and you would agree. The whole of Mijares can fit a small barrio with room to spare for the buffet table (the restaurant can seat a total of 650 people).The areas you can rent out for special occasions can seat from 20 to 150, and you can add more if you combine two or three areas. You can choose either one of Mijares’ enclosed private and banquet rooms, or you can live it up outdoors in its patios.Mijares is ideal for anniversaries, birthdays, baby or bridal showers, club groups, company parties, corporate or staff meetings, religious celebrations, wedding receptions and more.Add some fine Mexican food, and you are set to have your own private Mexican Fiesta.Starting out as a small tortilla factory in 1920, Mijares has quickly grown to become the oldest and perhaps one of the more famous Mexican restaurants in Pasadena. Known for its variety of authentic Mexican cuisine such as chili Colorado, tamales, tortilla soup and a host of enchiladas and burritos, Mijares is probably the next best thing to traveling to Mexico for a meal.Mijares’ banquet menu also gives customers the flexibility to budget their event with sit down dinners for groups of 25 persons or less ranging in price from $16.95 to $24 per person. There are also buffets for 25 persons or more that range from $14.75 to $17.95 per person. Some of the buffets available are the appetizer buffet, buffet Mexicano, buffet traditional, and more.For your next private event, make it Mexican. Make it Mijares.Mijares has two locations in Pasadena. The main restaurant is located at 145 Palmetto Dr., while another is located at1806 E. Washington Blvd.To get a copy of the banquet menu, and learn more about Mijares and its facilities, visit http://www.mijaresrestaurant.com or call (626) 792-2763 for more information. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Painting of Pasadena’s Iconic Parrots by David Sikes Named “Museum Purchase Prize” Winner

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first_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News top box 2 Painting of Pasadena’s Iconic Parrots by David Sikes Named “Museum Purchase Prize” Winner In Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV Exhibition. El Segundo Artist Karen Yee Wins Southwest Magazine Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 4:12 pm Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img David Sikes with winning painting of Pasadena’s Parrots. Photo credit Joanne WilbornKaren Yee with her award-winning painting Phoenix Crown. Photo credit Joanne WilbornAn oil painting depicting Pasadena’s iconic feathered friends soaring above treetops by artist David Sikes was named winner of the “Museum Purchase Prize” at the awards reception for the new exhibition Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV, which will be on view at Pasadena Museum of History through January 11, 2015.Autumn Pasadena Parrots was chosen as the entry most representative of the exhibition’s theme, and will be purchased by the Pasadena Art Gallery Association (PAGA) for Pasadena Museum of History’s collection. “We are grateful to PAGA for its generous gift of this work to the Museum’s permanent art collection,” said PMH Executive Director Jeannette O’Malley. “When one thinks of local sights and scenes, we generally visualize landscapes, vistas, and architectural landmarks; Pasadena artist David Sikes has captured a familiar sight that is both elusive and predictable, anywhere and everywhere in Pasadena – a soaring, cacophonous, and brilliant fact of life in this City.”Closeup of painting Autumn Pasadena Parrots. Photo credit Joanne WilbornKaren Yee of El Segundo won the SouthwestArt Magazine award for her painting of a Chinese woman in ceremonial dress, entitled Phoenix Crown. The magazine also singled out two additional works for Honorable Mention, James Crandall’s At the Athenaeum and Ezra Suko’s Nightfall at City Hall.The ExhibitionContemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV is the fourth biennial fine art exhibition presented by Pasadena Museum of History in collaboration with the Pasadena Art Gallery Association featuring scenes of the greater San Gabriel Valley by nationally recognized representational artists.Hundreds of representational artists were invited to create and submit artwork for possible inclusion in this singular, juried event. One hundred and one contemporary pieces – including paintings, sculptures, and photographs – were selected, representing the artistic vision of eighty different artists. For a complete list of artists in the exhibition, please visit the PMH website: http://www.pasadenahistory.org/.A special display of vintage paintings of the San Gabriel Valley, on loan from private collectors, by Frank Coburn (1862-1938), Eugene Franquinet (1875-1940), Joseph Greenbaum (1864-1940), Nellie Hofman (1868-1944), Samuel Hyde Harris (1889-1977), Mable Packard (1873-1938), Hanson D. Puthuff (1875-1972), Louis H. Sharp (1874-1946), and Peter A. Stetzenko (1886-1971) provides historic context for the exhibition’s present-day works.Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV is jointly curated by the sponsoring galleries of the Pasadena Art Gallery Association: Fremont Gallery (South Pasadena), Galerie Gabrie (Pasadena), Segil Fine Art Source (Monrovia), Silvana Gallery (Glendale), and Tirage Fine Art Gallery (Pasadena). Artworks will be available for acquisition through these galleries after the close of the exhibition.Special thanks to lenders of the vintage art — Kirk & Linda Edgar, Harris Artworks, Charles N. Mauch, Deanna Stetzenko, and Maurine St. Gaudens – and to Award Sponsor & Media Partner, SouthwestArt Magazine.Hours, Admission, ParkingArtistic Eden, Contemporary Masters IV is open 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through January 11, 2015 at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103. Admission is $7; Museum members and children free; Free parking. For more information visit www.pasadenahistory.org  or call (626) 577-1660.Bio – David SikesDavid Sikes, a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, was born in California and has lived in Pasadena since 1978 with an interlude of eight years when he lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. A graduate of both UCLA and USC in urban studies, Sikes has worked in the area of municipal and city planning for 35 years. His love for urban and city environments is reflected in his oil paintings. His surface choice is Luan wood veneer, which imbues his detailed and colorful works with a wholly unique look.His inspiration for painting Autumn Pasadena Parrots comes from the parrots themselves. Sikes explains, “Gregarious, beautiful, and very vocal, these birds are known to Pasadena residents young and old alike and their origins are part of Pasadena’s urban legend.” More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. 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News story: Employed Bar Awards 2018

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first_img Congratulations to the GLD winners, Katherine and Aoife, for their outstanding success in winning their categories and to Jonathan for being short-listed in his category. As a member of the judging panel I was, of course, scrupulously neutral (I played no part in the shortlisting) and found the standard of entries to be high right across the employed bar. I am particularly proud of all our GLD finalists, who exemplify the brilliant work we do in GLD.​ ​​Two GLD lawyers have won prestigious accolades at the Bar Council Employed Bar Awards. The winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Imperial War Museum in London, on Friday 29 June.Top awardKatherine Willerton from the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) Legal Advisers team was named ‘Employed barrister of the year’ for her work on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Katherine is the deputy team leader in the Legislation team of 12 lawyers who worked with ministers and officials to produce the Bill and get it through Parliament. The nomination referred to her drive and resilience as well as her ‘superb legal analysis and advice’. She was recognised for her substantial contribution to the rewriting of the UK constitution, in circumstances of political controversy and sensitivity.Outstanding achievementAoife Drudy who works in the Home Office Legal Advisers (HOLA) team has won the award for ‘Outstanding achievement by a public service barrister’. She has been the lead lawyer advising the Northern Ireland Office on the EU Exit negotiations and led on technical discussions with the EU Commission and Irish Government The nomination said her legal skills and practical advice have been widely admired across government, making her an essential component of the UK’s negotiating team.Further finalistA third GLD lawyer, Jonathan Orde, was one of the finalists in the ‘Young employed barrister of the year’ category. The nomination, sent in on his behalf, speaks of his contribution to increasing advocacy opportunities in GLD and the fact that as a direct result of the success he had in court as a pupil, all GLD pupils undertake advocacy during their second 6 secondment to Chambers.High standardTreasury Solicitor, Jonathan Jones was on the judging panel and said he was highly impressed by the standard of the entries in this, only the second year of the Employed Bar Awards: The full list of those shortlisted and all category winners can be found on the Bar Council website.last_img read more

Press release: Department for International Trade supports Latin American and Caribbean investors

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first_img provide a single channel to connect businesses from the region with key officials across UK government departments, provide a platform to identify mutual obstacles to trade and investment faced by Latin American and Caribbean investors, create an exclusive forum to allow investors to connect and network, host the first Latin America Invest Awards celebrating Latin American companies successfully invested in the UK bringing most value to the economy. The Department for International Trade (DIT) has today (Tuesday 2 April) launched the government’s first-ever Latin America and Caribbean Investor Club. The club, which has been created to help support Latin American and Caribbean (LATAC) companies invested in the UK, will: The UK currently has over 200 Latin American and Caribbean investors, and the LATAC region represents a market equivalent to the third largest economy in the world, after the USA and China. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and the region totals £26.1 billion.The club’s launch forms part of the department’s increasing focus on UK trade and investment with Latin America, and follows on the back of a week-long LATAC Roadshow promoted by DIT, which aimed to drive more UK businesses to export opportunities in the region.Minister for Investment Graham Stuart MP said: Its launch recognises the huge importance of trade ties between the UK and Latin America, and signals our long-term commitment to supporting businesses from this region establish operations across the UK. The club will formally launch tonight (Tuesday 2 April) at a reception attended by over 100 inward investors from across the region including Brazilian bank Banco do Brasil, Argentinian IT business Globant, Colombian organic ingredient business Grupo Daabon and Mexican computing business Dynaware.The evening will be jointly hosted by the Minister for Investment Graham Stuart MP and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Latin America and the Caribbean Jo Crellin.Once active, the club will be chaired by two representatives of each of the five countries which have the highest investment presence in the UK, this includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia. The five will help manage the club, as well as promote trade and investment with the UK across the region. I am delighted to announce the launch of the first ever Latin America and Caribbean Investors club. As an international economic department, we will continue to promote the strengths of the UK, with an open, liberal economy, world-class talent and business-friendly taxation, to maintain our position as Europe’s leading destination for inward investment.last_img read more