Business | Juneau | Local GovernmentJuneau Assembly tweaks individual assistance, business grant programs ahead of CARES Act deadlineDecember 18, 2020 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:The Juneau Assembly made changes to two local relief programs available to businesses and people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Now, people who applied for individual CARES Act funded grants can’t get them if they’ve already gotten housing assistance grants from the city. The Assembly held a special meeting Thursday to add the new condition.City staff say it appears about half of the people who applied for individual assistance also applied for housing relief. They say the change allows the city to spread out the $2 million in CARES Act funding set aside for the program.Catholic Community Service, the non-profit organization in charge of administering grants for both programs, stopped accepting applications for individual assistance on Monday after getting about 1,800 applications in less than a week.The Assembly also approved several changes to the city’s extreme hardship business grant program. It relaxes some eligibility requirements and adds a few others. Business owners must demonstrate lost revenue over a period of the past year to receive a grant.Several Assembly members said they want to add more money into the individual assistance program by next week. The Assembly has more than $1 million remaining of the $53 million the city received as its share of the CARES Act.As of now, that federal funding expires at the end of the year.Share this story:
UncategorizedGoing Toward the Light: Looking at James Turrell with Suzan WoodruffJames Turrell doesn’t paint, sculpt, or shoot photographs. He plays with light.By Elina Shatkin – July 11, 20131096ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt Raemar Pink White, 1969 / Photo by Florian HolzherrAfrum (White), 1966 / Photo by Florian HolzherrKey Lime, 1994 / Photo by Florian HolzherrBreathing Light, 2013 / Photo by Florian HolzherrBridget’s Bardo, 2009 / Photo by Florian HolzherrTwilight Epiphany, 2012 / Photo by Florian HolzherrTwilight Epiphany, 2012 / Photo by Florian HolzherrRoden Crater Project / Photo by Florian HolzherrJames Turrell in front of Roden Crater Project / Photo by Florian HolzherrJames Turrell doesn’t paint, sculpt, or shoot photographs. He plays with light. The Pasadena-born artist, who made his name in the 1960s and ’70s by transforming an abandoned Santa Monica hotel into a blank screen for his natural light projections (Mendota Stoppages), currently has a massive retrospective at LACMA. A floating green trapezoid projected into the corner of a dark room. A large, barren chamber its indefinable walls thrumming with subtle shifts in hue. A hot pink rectangle. The work is transporting, mind-bending, and genuinely awesome but also mysterious. It’s good to have a guide.We enlisted local painter Suzan Woodruff, who counts Turrell among her major inspirations. “You can breathe in the light,” she says of his work. As a child growing up in the West, she played on the arid, extraterrestrial landscape that would later become Turrell’s magnum opus, Roden Crater. He has spent the better part of two decades transforming an extinct volcanic crater into a naked-eye observatory, carving out a warren of underground tunnels and rooms. Like Turrell, Woodruff has an eye for bold colors. Working out of her Mar Vista studio, she creates expansive, abstract, enigmatic canvases where color and shape dominate.Turrell’s work demands to be experienced differently from other shows. The magnificently bearded MacArthur “genius grant” winner’s light projections take time to absorb. LACMA visitors must buy tickets for a specific time because only small groups are allowed into certain rooms at a given time.As you venture through Turrell’s luminescent universe, you’ll find yourself putting on booties in one room, growing tranquil (maybe even sleepy) in another. Walking through the show with Woodruff, we came up with four words to encompass the experience: Space. Color. Nature. Perception. We had Woodruff fill in the rest.NATUREYou told me you played on Roden Crater as a kid. I used to go to the crater with my mother and sister before he purchased it. It was just a crater out in the middle of northern Arizona. We called it Sunset Crater. You could just wander around. It’s a big scoop in the ground, so you’re walking into a massive environmental monument of its own. There were a lot of open spaces, a lot of places for grazing. You could walk around. There was no one else around. That’s what it was like in lots of parts of Arizona and the West. That feeling of isolation and environment and space and light is something I get when I see a Turrell piece.Where’s the dividing line between a natural phenomenon and art?I can’t speak for Turrell, but from what I’ve read there’s going to be tunnels and long lenses, so if you walk in you can see the light changing. He’s using the space to create an art environment. The whole idea of the crater is amazing to me. It’s so monumental, so epic. It will be like the pyramids when it’s finished.SPACEWhen did you first discover Turrell’s work?The first one I remember is in New York. I went into one of his pieces where you have to take off your shoes. You walk into an entire room of blue light. I don’t know how many years ago that was.Every time I’ve seen it, I’ve loved it.COLORTurrell is known for his use of color. I think he often works in a way that’s an optical illusion. There might be a completely dark room with a negative space carved into a wall and a light inside of it. So when you walk into the room, like one I saw recently, there’s just this orange glowing object. It looks as if it’s a real object but try to stick your hand in and it’s just a light inside a dark room. Bringing out the light brings out different moods and ideas. There are so many color theories that everyone’s got a different opinion about what a color means to them.PERCEPTIONWhy is James Turrell one of your favorite artists?I’ve loved every Turrell I’ve seen. You walk in and you’re completely involved in the installation. You become part of that space. I feel attuned to it because I’m from the West. I grew up in these big open spaces where you could be by yourself. Nothing but space and sky and light. I feel those elements whenever I go to a Turrell. My opinion is you shouldn’t need to know anything about the art to enjoy it. Any art. The light, the space, the intimacy, the meditation of being a solitary viewer–you become part of it. It’s not just something you’re looking at on the wall. It surrounds you.Woodruff’s work will be featured in a group show, Rouge, that opens in July at Katherine Cone Gallery. James Turrell: A Retrospective runs through April 6, 2014 at LACMA. TAGSJames TurrellKatherine Cone GalleryL.A. CultureLACMAMuseumSuzan WoodruffPrevious articleNight at the Museum: LACMA Stays Open Late on FridaysNext articleWho Stabbed Actress Christa Helm?Elina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Guide to L.A.-Area Museum ReopeningsLACMA Is Gearing Up for an April ReopeningSince LACMA Sold His House, Michael Govan Has Been Chilling in a Trailer Park
Xiamen Airport has been badly damaged by Typhoon Meranti, according to Flightglobal. While there is no information on the airport’s website at the moment, flights have been cancelled and delayed. Flightglobal notes that a “number of parked aircraft have been moved and others damaged by flying debris. A number of aircraft have been damaged inside hangars as a result of structural damage to the facilities”.The typhoon also struck Taiwan, impacting Kaohsiung port, while a 14,000teu newbuild, ironically named YM Wind, broke from its moorings. Splash24/7 has the story – and footage of containers blowing off the stack. More footage of the typhoon, and a giant inflatable moon made for the Moon Festival that also broke free and bounced through the city of Fuzhou is worth a watch. Go here, and scroll down a little.It’s unrelated to the weather, but in other news on disruptions, France’s air traffic controllers are on strike for the 14th time this year. Expect delays. By Alex Lennane 15/09/2016 © Mike_kiev Read more…
Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th December 2020 Previous article2020 Remembered: Two Laois premises selected in Ireland’s top hotels in TripAdvisor awardsNext article2020 Remembered: Terrifying ordeal for elderly Portlaoise couple following graveyard mugging LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Tommy FitzpatrickCloncullen (Ringstown), Ballyfin, LaoisBeloved husband of Bernie and father to Deirdre, John, Sinead , Niamh, Elaine and Brian. Sadly missed by his loving sister Sadie, grandchildren Niamh, Rachel, Eoghan, Ciaran, Eimear, Annie, Emma, Lauren, Eve, Robyn and Isla Rose, sons and daughters in-law, nephews, relatives and friends.A strictly private family Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, 24th December. You can join in the Funeral Mass at 2pm by logging onto the live streaming link belowwww.Ballyfinparish.ieNoelle Stanley (née Cantwell)The Bungalow, Oldtown, Cullohill, LaoisPeacefully in the care of Fennor Hill Care Facility, Urlingford. Predeceased by her husband Richard. Sadly missed by her children, Victor, Ivan, Kay and Stuart, sister Vera, sister-in-law Hilda, daughter-in-law Gwen, son-in-law Robert, Judy, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.In accordance with government guidelines a private Funeral Service (max 25 people) will take place in St Tighernagh’s Church, Aughmacart, Cullohill, on Thursday morning followed by burial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Johnstown.Anthony (Tony) BurkeKilleshin, Carlow / Killeshin, LaoisAnthony (Tony) Burke of 33 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, England and formerly of Killeshin, Ballickmoyler, Laois, passed away peacefully, on December 13th, 2020, at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.Beloved husband of Pauline, father of Lisa, Toni and Carl, adored grandfather of Aurelia, Lyra, Charles, Harold and Chloe and cherished brother of P.J (New Zealand), Michael (Canada), Martin (Killeshin) and the late Oliver. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 26, 2020 Deaths Electric Picnic WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 26, 2020 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival
Keywords Banking industry G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work The outlook for developed market banks, particularly in Europe, is notably gloomier than for emerging market firms, a new report from Fitch Ratings suggests. The rating agency’s quarterly review of global bank rating trends for the second quarter shows that roughly one quarter of ratings assigned to developed market banks either carry a negative outlook, or are on rating watch negative. In the emerging markets, just 12% of banks are being viewed this way. The outlook is gloomiest in Europe, Fitch notes, where 30% of banks are on rating watch negative or carry a negative outlook. And, in Europe’s developing markets, it’s 41% of banks. That said, Fitch reports that global ratings stability is improving, albeit slowly. And, it says that positive rating actions outweighed negatives in the second quarter, which, it says, is “a trend rarely observed in recent years.” Globally, two-thirds of banks are carrying investment-grade ratings, Fitch reports, although only 7% are rated between ‘AAA’ and ‘AA-‘. James Langton U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Carl Mustos is the newly appointed president of Toronto-based IA Clarington Investments Inc. His new role is effective immediately. He replaces David Scandiffio, who left earlier this month to become president and CEO of CIBC Asset Management. PenderFund names new SVP for investments Related news See: CIBC Asset Management names new CEO “Carl has been with IA Clarington for almost eight years as senior vice president and national sales manager, and has shown tremendous talent and leadership during all these years,” says Normand Pépin, executive vice president, life subsidiaries and individual insurance and annuities for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., parent company to IA Clarington Investments. Mustos brings more than 20 years of industry experience, with knowledge in mutual funds, managed solutions and other investments, to his new role. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tessie Sanci Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies IA Clarington Investments Inc. CETFA elects new board leader TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning
Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Estateably expands to Alberta Mogo to acquire investing app 123RF For example, the virtual assistant can calculate how much investors should contribute to their RRSPs or estimate the amount they’ll have saved at retirement age, IA says. The virtual assistant also can find nearby health-care providers that are covered under IA’s insurance plans.“Thanks to our artificial intelligence-powered platform, the IA Virtual Assistant learns quickly. Our vision is to make the IA Virtual Assistant able to provide personalized information to group plan members that is adapted to their profile. The virtual assistant will be able to guide plan members in evaluating the options available at the various stages of their lives. It could even help them change certain unhealthy lifestyles by encouraging them to act now,” says Martin Bélanger, senior vice president, group benefits, group savings and retirement, and special markets solutions, in a statement.“When there’s an important event, like a new child, the IA Virtual Assistant reminds new parents of the importance of reviewing their insurance coverage,” added Renée Laflamme, executive vice president, individual insurance, savings and retirement, in a statement. “It can also show the advantages of contributing to a registered education savings plan to pay for their child’s education, and even suggest the professional services of a financial advisor, when needed.” Keywords Artificial intelligence, FintechCompanies Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Quebec City-based Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (IA) announced the launch of a virtual assistant on Thursday that allows clients to connect with the firm in writing or verbally.Using Google Assistant, clients can say “OK, Google. Talk to IA Financial Group,” and talk or text with an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered assistant that provides financial planning tips and can connect them to the company, IA says in a news release. BMO found AI, climate change and diversity opportunities in pandemic: CEO IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Related2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Assistant Commissioner of Police, Carlton Wilson, who heads the Narcotics Division, has said that 2007 was an active year in terms of drug seizures.“In 2007 we had a very active year.32,800 kilograms of marijuana were seized, down from 37,100 kilograms in 2006,” he told JIS News.In addition, 98 kilograms of cocaine were seized last year, which represents a decrease when compared to the 109 kilograms seized in 2006.The drop in the figures, ACP Wilson said, resulted from a number of initiatives employed by the Narcotics Division.“In the last couple of years, we have had a reduction in the seizure of cocaine coming through our borders and we recognize that this can be attributed to a number of factors, such as heightened activities along our borders and the assistance given to us by our international counterparts mainly along the southern coastal waters,” ACP Wilson said.Meanwhile, the Narcotics Head disclosed that the amount of hashish and heroin seized were relatively low. “Hashish is not something we see a lot of,” he explained. In fact, only .3 kilogram was seized last year, down from 6 kilograms in 2006. On the other hand, only .6 kilogram of heroin was seized, representing a marked decrease from the 10.6 kilograms seized the previous year.Mr. Wilson expressed concern about synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy, which are popular among young persons. He pointed out that last year, 1,023 tablets were seized, doubling the 500 tablets seized the previous year.“You will see that it is a growing phenomenon and it is something we are paying a lot of attention to,” he said.The Assistant Commissioner noted that quite a bit of cash was seized last year, with the largest amount being US$1.3 million in a single raid. Forty-nine vehicles, two containers and a boat were also seized last year. “We are committed to fighting the scourge of drugs and every member of my staff understands that,” he told JIS News. However, he explained that the Division is experiencing manpower and equipment challenges. “If we had [manpower and equipment] probably we would be doing much better and hopefully as time goes by, all these things will be improved, so we can accomplish the kind of tasks we set out to do in a very effective and efficient manner,” ACP Wilson said. Related2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division 2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division UncategorizedJanuary 18, 2008 Related2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division Advertisements
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 5, 2004 Editors: Photographers and a pool videographer will be allowed to shoot photos during the hearing, but are required not to use flash or special lighting. For photography details contact Karen Salaz at [email protected] A pressroom will be available in room 157, located across from the courtroom. The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear arguments tomorrow at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law in the civil case involving CU football player Jeremy Bloom and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Justices also will hear arguments in a criminal case. Lawyers will present their arguments from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom located in the Fleming Law Building. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Bloom, who is a professional skier, is appealing the Boulder District Court’s denial last year of his request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the enforcement of certain provisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Manual. Those provisions will not allow him to accept ski clothing and equipment endorsements while playing football for the University of Colorado. For more information contact Catherine Rafferty at the law school at (303) 492-8049.
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 3, 2006 A small grounds shed used by the Housing Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder to store lawn mowers, small tractors, irrigation equipment and other grounds maintenance equipment was destroyed by fire this afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, however one member of the Housing Department staff is under observation for signs of possible smoke inhalation. The fire was extinguished by the Boulder Fire Department. The fire started about 1:20 p.m. when a grounds worker turned on a small tractor in the shed at the Faculty-Staff Apartments at 19th and Athens streets. The shop was located west of 19th Street and the Boulder Creek bicycle-pedestrian path. A mechanical problem in the tractor is believed to have ignited the fire, though exactly how the fire began is not yet known, said CU Police Chief Joe Roy. The fire burned quickly because of the presence of gasoline in several hand and riding lawn mowers, Roy said. No other gasoline was stored in the shed. The extent of damage has not been determined but the building and its contents were estimated to be 75 percent destroyed. Although equipment will need to be replaced it is unlikely that the 60-year-old building will be rebuilt. Roy said the fire was not related to two small lab fires that occurred in the last two weeks.