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Sale-iol of paintings earn JCR £38,000

first_imgBalliol JCR has received £38,000 from the sale of ten pictures. The paintings, mostly bought in the 1950s, were part of the permanent collection of the Balliol JCR Picture Fund, which loans out paintings for students to hang in their rooms for a 50 pound deposit each year.Liam Shaw and Sean Whitton, who are in charge of the Picture Fund, decided to have the pictures valued. Whitton commented, “Liam and I decided to catalogue the collection and get it valued, originally on the grounds that the JCR was paying art insurance for a value of around £13,000 from a valuation performed about a decade ago which we thought was probably wrong. We were surprised to learn how valuable the paintings actually are.”They resolved to sell the paintings at an auction. They explained, “Given that most of the valuable paintings are not attractive to the eyes of the average contemporary Oxford student, and since we thought it irresponsible to keep loaning out such valuable paintings to students’ rooms, we decided to sell them off as a one-off sale.”The actual sale of the paintings totalled a far greater sum than was expected. The most expensive painting was by the artist Lowndes and sold for £21,000, doubling the expected price.Alex Bartram, the Balliol JCR President, told Cherwell, “There was and had been no demand for these pictures among students for a very long time, so they simply weren’t serving their purpose any longer, and indeed were at risk of further damage. The JCR just could not guarantee their safety, so from the point of view of posterity, it was important that we were no longer looking after paintings that were so valuable. I’m not suggesting the JCR can’t be trusted: simply that we were uncomfortable being the custodians of valuable pieces of art.”Whitton added, “The JCR is going through a long process of deciding what to spend the rest of it on; there are numerous suggestions floating about, some serious, such as redecorating our studentrun bar, others not so serious, such as spending £38,000 on vodka.” Alex Bartram stressed, “Although joking suggestions have been made, the JCR will think very carefully about how it spends the money, and almost certainly will not do so all at once.”last_img read more

Jon Dorenbos Amazed Sold-Out Music Pier, Again

first_imgJon Dorenbos is pictured here performing a trick with the help of Ocean City Primary School student, Thomas Pippett. Ex-Philadelphia Eagle Jon Dorenbos scored another major triumph last night in Ocean City.Dorenbos, a 14-year NFL veteran and former Eagles long-snapper, held a sold-out Music Pier crowd enthralled as he performed a magic show and mixed in inspirational and motivational messages.“Jon Dorenbos: an Evening of Magic, Comedy and Football” proved to be a big hit. It was his second visit to OC after his first sellout performance on the Music Pier last year. He is also scheduled to return for a third show in July, for which only a limited number of tickets remain available.There was not a bad seat in the house, thanks to some great camera work and strategically placed big screen TVs throughout the venue.Dorenbos retired from football prior to the 2017 season when a routine physical exam revealed an aortic aneurysm and immediate open-heart surgery was required.He had recently been traded from the Eagles to the New Orleans Saints when the condition was discovered. But the Eagles still awarded him a Super Bowl ring for his dedication to the team and the city.Alexis Allegretto participated in a card trick that left the crowd stunned.His show on Saturday lasted about an hour and forty-five minutes and included some eye-popping magic with his message themes of “Teamwork, Forgiveness and Accountability.”Dorenbos freely discusses his own story of redemption in the wake of an unspeakable childhood tragedy. As a 12-year-old, the future NFL star endured the trauma of his mother’s murder at the hand of his father. Rather than letting the situation get the better of him, Dorenbos turned to magic and embraced the tragedy as something that could make him a stronger person.DJ, a 6th grader student at Ocean City Intermediate School participated in the grand finally of the show.His message is to rise through adversity, be courageous enough to set high goals, and then to create and execute a plan to achieve those goals.This approach enabled Dorenbos to endure a dark period in his life, achieve at a high level and to use it to inspire others.He utilized his story during an amazing run as a contestant on the hit reality TV show “America’s Got Talent,” during which Dorenbos survived numerous elimination challenges and finished third overall.The charisma and “master magician” talent that has served Dorenbos so well throughout his life was on full display at the Music Pier, much to the delight of his rapt audience.Earlier in the day he made his return to town official with an appearance on the 9th St. Beach to participate in Martin Z. Mollusk Day. It took no Dorenbos magic for the Ocean City hermit crab mascot to see his shadow and predict an early summer in America’s Favorite Family Resort.last_img read more

Elkhart County 4H Fair GM pens open letter to the public

first_img Facebook Pinterest Its one of the biggest events in Michiana, but right now there is no clear indication on what will happen with the Elkhart County 4H Fair. In an open letter to the public this week General Manager Miranda Muir says that there has been no decision made.Last week Purdue Extension announced that 4H fairs around the state can occur starting July 4th, but that doesn’t mean Elkhart County’s will automatically remain on schedule. In the meantime Muir says they will continue to work closely with local health officials and follow state and national guidelines.Check out the facebook post below for the full letter: Elkhart County 4H Fair GM pens open letter to the public CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Previous articleIvy Tech Community College announces fall semester plansNext articleCity of Goshen lays out plans to begin reopening Carl Stutsman WhatsApp Google+ By Carl Stutsman – May 19, 2020 0 620 Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

News story: Undulate Ray by-catch allowance in the English Channel

first_imgThe by-catch allowance for Undulate Rays caught in ICES Areas VIId (Eastern English Channel) and VIIe (Western English Channel) will be 70kg live weight, per vessel, per trip from 1 March 2019. This may be subject to change on a monthly basis with a closed period from May 2019 – August 2019.The 2019 TAC and Quota Regulation has amalgamated the Area VIId and Area VIIe by-catch allowance for Undulate Rays. In previous years the two areas had separate allowances but this year there is a combined allowance of 58 tonnes for both areas. Any restrictions applied to catches of this species must therefore be the same for both areas.The TAC and Quota Regulation stipulates that this species shall not be targeted and shall be landed whole or gutted. These conditions are the same as in previous years and are in line with the fact that this is a protected species, considered endangered world-wide.In order to protect juveniles and spawning females the current restrictions on minimum and maximum size (measured from tip of the nose to the end of the tail) and the closed period remain in place: Minimum size of 78cm Maximum size of 97cm Cannot be landed during May, June, July and August 70kg per vessel per trip represents a decrease in the amount that can be landed in VIIe but this is necessary to ensure the UK stays within its 58 tonne limit for both areas. Uptake so far this year is 10 tonnes and is being monitored closely. Further changes to the by-catch allowance may be necessary later in the year.Catches of Undulate Rays in Areas VIId and Vlle will be recorded separately from the wider area VII stock, which means the 70kg is additional to and not included in any quota allocation for Skates and Rays in the wider Area VII.Any question please contact Edward Baker: email [email protected] Phone: 02080269097 / 07884183765last_img read more

Roberts Bakery signs football deal

first_imgRoberts Bakery has signed an advertising deal with Derby County Football Club.The bakery has signed a one-year contract to advertise its brand on the club’s pitch and stadium, along with a programme of fan and community engagement. The deal launched on 5 March, during Derby’s league game against Huddersfield.Robert Higginson, chairman of Roberts Bakery, said: “Derby shares so many of our values – they are a family-friendly club that places emphasis on future generations, health and wellbeing.“We are proud to be a partner and hope that the sponsorship, paired with the growing popularity of our bread products across the region, will further reinforce our position as the UK’s fastest-growing major bread brand.”Roberts recently signed a deal with Bibby Distribution, which saw it extend its distribution reach.last_img read more

Group discusses new beND outreach program

first_imgThe Council of Representatives (COR) said its new community outreach program, beND, is designed to ease tensions with residents and law enforcement while improving relations with the community overall. “We need to take ownership of community relations and improving them on behalf of the students,” student body president Catherine Soler said. “Be a good neighbor, be engaged in the community.” Soler said it is crucial to avoid scare tactics and to rely on education and open dialogue to deal appropriately with the community. “It’s about making students aware of what’s going on, how they can be safe, how they can be respectful, and hopefully that’ll pay off with the community,” she said. “We don’t want to scare people from going off campus, especially since there’s been such an effort to get students off campus and into the community.” Possible solutions for easing the tensions were discussed, including student government taking a more active role in communication between the University and law enforcement, as well as gathering official reports of police incidences, to ensure students are being treated fairly. “It’s not that we’re opposed to doing it in the long run, we just want to make sure we’re going about it in the right way,” student body vice president Andrew Bell said. “That’s something we’re working on, collecting information in a formal way.” Also on the agenda was the response to the administration’s Rent-a-Text program. New to Notre Dame this year, the numbers are already indicating the program’s success. “Rent-a-Text is going really well. We have almost 35 percent of the titles rentable, which is the eighth-highest in the nation,” Soler said. Nick Ruof, chief of staff, then briefed the council on the results of last year’s reform of duLac. “If you get a verbal or written warning from ResLife, it’s not reported, but anything above that does,” Ruof said. “They also did a lot of work with sexual assault and consent.” “The Wall,” a newly-established location in LaFortune for student clubs to advertise upcoming events, was also a topic of discussion. The project was led by Brandon Vo, director of communications, who will serve as contact for student groups looking to advertise. “We really want to encourage everyone to tell their groups they can submit their events,” Soler said. Also discussed were upcoming events including the Dillon Pep Rally and StuGov 101. “They have some improvements,” Bell said. “The stage will be taller. Again, there will be a section saved for students. They have a top of the line speaker system. The entire football team will be there. We encourage everyone to go.”last_img read more

Ulf is Named AIA Upjohn Fellow

first_imgThe American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently named M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, as a Richard Upjohn Fellow. He accepted the honor from the Institutes President at a gathering of AIA leadership in Washington, DC. The Richard Upjohn Fellowship is reserved for members of the AIA who serve on the Institutes National Board of Directors. Ulf just finished a three-year term as the Director representing the New England Region for the 73,000-member organization. During his term, Ulf chaired the Gold Medal and Firm of the Year Advisory Jury, which selects recipients for the highest Institute honor. He served as a member of the Joint Committee of the AIA and Associated General Contractors, and chaired the Institutes Convention Site Selection Committee, which identifies the locations for their 23,000-attendee annual conventions.Named after one of the founding members of the American Institute of Architects in 1857, a Richard Upjohn Fellow has come to symbolize a high level of dedication to the advancement of the profession of architecture. There are approximately 12 architects from across the nation named as Richard Upjohn Fellows annually by the Institute.Ulf is a founding Principal of UK Architects in Hanover, NH, and resides in Pomfret, VT. UK Architects strives to make a lasting difference in communities and the environment through their work with residential, commercial, and institutional clients.last_img read more

Scientists hail dexamethasone as ‘major breakthrough’ in treating COVID-19

first_imgSaving “countless lives”The RECOVERY trial compared outcomes of around 2,100 patients who were randomly assigned to get the steroid, with those of around 4,300 patients who did not get it.The results suggest that one death would be prevented by treatment with dexamethasone among every eight ventilated COVID-19 patients, Landray said, and one death would be prevented among every 25 COVID-19 patients that received the drug and are on oxygen.Among patients with COVID-19 who did not require respiratory support, there was no benefit from treatment with dexamethasone.”The survival benefit is clear and large in those patients who are sick enough to require oxygen treatment, so dexamethasone should now become standard of care in these patients,” Horby said.Nick Cammack, a expert on COVID-19 at the Wellcome Trust global health charity, said the findings would “transform the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and economies across the world”.”Countless lives will be saved globally,” he said in a statement responding to the results.The RECOVERY trial was launched in April as a randomized clinical trial to test a range of potential treatments for COVID-19, including low-dose dexamethasone and the malaria drug hydoxycholoroquine.The hydroxychloroquine arm was halted earlier this month after Horby and Landray said results showed it was “useless” at treating COVID-19 patients.Global cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have reached over 8 million, according to a Reuters tally, and more than 434,000 people have died after contracting the virus, the first case if which was reported in China in early January.  Topics : Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists hailed as a “major breakthrough”.Results of trials announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases, reduced death rates by around a third among the most severely ill COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital.The results suggest the drug should immediately become standard care in patients with severe cases of the pandemic disease, said the researchers who led the trials.center_img “This is a result that shows that if patients who have COVID-19 and are on ventilators or are on oxygen are given dexamethasone, it will save lives, and it will do so at a remarkably low cost,” said Martin Landray, an Oxford University professor co-leading the trial, known as the RECOVERY trial. “It’s going to be very hard for any drug really to replace this, given that for less than 50 pounds ($63.26), you can treat eight patients and save a life,” he told reporters in an online briefing.His co-lead investigator, Peter Horby, said dexamethasone was “the only drug that’s so far shown to reduce mortality – and it reduces it significantly.””It is a major breakthrough,” he said. “Dexamethasone is inexpensive, on the shelf, and can be used immediately to save lives worldwide.”There are currently no approved treatments or vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which has killed more than 431,000 globally.last_img read more

Arsenal star Dani Ceballos hails Liverpool as best pressing team he’s ever faced

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Comment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire PLAY Read More 1 min. story / Ceballos is on loan from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)‘The difference is that when Unai comes into Arsenal they had been on a less positive run for three or four years,’ he said.‘In his first season Arsenal finish just a point short of the Champions League and are just a small step from winning the Europa League.‘His arrival has been really positive for the club and will be positive in the long term.‘In a few years Arsenal can be one of the top 10 sides in the world able to compete for everything.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Video Settings 1/1 Read More Read Morecenter_img Top articles by Metro Ceballos has been an instant hit at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)While the defeat to Liverpool was a disappointing result, Arsenal have made a good start to the season under Unai Emery.The Gunners sit fifth on seven points after four games, ahead of their top four rivals Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea.While Emery’s side have suffered from poor defending during his reign, Ceballos believes the Spaniard is the man to take the Gunners forward. Liverpool cruised by Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield (Picture: EPA)‘I’ve not seen up until now a team that plays better, that presses better. That game had quite an impact on me.‘They suck the air out of you. You spend so much time defending and when you want to catch your breath and get on the ball for a bit, they’ve taken it from you again.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think Jurgen [Klopp] now has the team he first had in mind when he started four years ago.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Read More Arsenal star Dani Ceballos hails Liverpool as best pressing team he’s ever faced Ceballos was shocked by Liverpool’s relentless pressure (Picture: Reuters)Dani Ceballos has heaped praise on Liverpool after being left stunned the Reds’ pressing game.Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last month, with on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Ceballos playing 61 minutes against Jurgen Klopp’s side.Liverpool are reigning Champions League winners and top of the Premier League table, but Ceballos admitted he was left shell shocked by the league leaders.‘I had never seen anything like it,’ he said.ADVERTISEMENT Skip Skip Ad Full Screen Coral BarryThursday 12 Sep 2019 5:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSOREDlast_img read more

UK commercial DB consolidator ‘superfund’ loses CEO, financial backer [updated]

first_imgAlan Rubenstein, the chief executive of the UK’s first commercial consolidator of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, is leaving the company six months after its launched, with a financial backer also pulling out. Rubenstein was stepping down from his position as CEO and would be leaving the business after a “short transitional period”, The Pension SuperFund announced late on Friday evening.Marc Hommel, who has been head of origination, would also be leaving the business, and private equity firm Warburg Pincus would “not continue investing in the business at this stage”, the company added.IPE understands that the departures were due to differences of opinion over the future approach of the business. Luke Webster, co-founder of the consolidator, has replaced Rubenstein as chief executive, a role he will carry out in addition to that as chief investment officer at the Greater London Authority.The Pension SuperFund was launched in March with £500m (€558m) of capital commitments from Warburg Pincus and Disruptive Capital, the family office of Edi Truell, a long-term supporter of pension scheme consolidation in the UK through previous roles as co-founder of the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and chair of the London Pension Fund Authority. The SuperFund was set up as a vehicle to absorb bulk transfers of UK DB pension assets and liabilities and consolidate them into one occupational pension scheme.According to Friday’s statement from the company, Rubenstein and Hommel were stepping down after having brought it “to a position where it has gained strong market awareness and traction”.Thanking Rubenstein, Hommel and Warburg Pincus, co-founder Truell said they parted “with a strong proposition, a significant pipeline and with The Pension SuperFund in a position where it is poised to see its first deal submitted to the Pension Regulator”.The company said it would “imminently” be announcing its trustees and a range of senior appointments as “the business moves into the delivery and execution phase”.Disruptive Capital Finance would be taking on the funding of the business on an ongoing basis, according to the statement, and Warburg Pincus retained the right to restart investing in the company.In a recent interview in his capacity as CEO of the SuperFund, Rubenstein told IPE the company hoped to carry out a pension transfer by the end of this year.Rubenstein – who led the £36bn Pension Protection Fund for nine years before leaving at the beginning of 2018 – also said its financial backers had indicated they would commit to more funding once the SuperFund had covered a first £5bn of pension liabilities.Truell has been a long-time supporter of UK pension scheme consolidation, but his career trajectory has not been without controversy – the early aggressive approach of PIC led to a high profile rebuke by the Pensions Regulator in 2007, in which conflicts of interest in the approach of PIC in its takeover of Telent PLC and the residual £2.5bn in assets and liabilities of the former Marconi Corporation pension fund, were highlighted.This article was updated with the information that Luke Webster has replaced Alan Rubenstein.last_img read more