A childlike vision artfully refined

first_imgThe work of British artist Walter Crane serves as an intricate key unlocking a man of many parts.Best known as an illustrator of colorful and carefully detailed children’s books, Crane (1845-1915) was also a painter, writer, poet, and designer. He added his voice to London’s Victorian-era Socialist movement.Harvard has one of the world’s largest and most important Crane collections. Houghton Library is the trustee of some 3,000 pieces, including the artist’s published work as well as many of his paintings, sketchbooks, manuscripts, and preliminary drawings.Hope Mayo, the Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts at Houghton, said the University’s extensive archive of Crane’s work is relatively unknown — seen only by a few people since the late 1920s, when the bulk of the collection was gifted to Harvard by Augustin H. Parker 1897, husband of the Boston collector Caroline Miller Parker.Now comes a chance for a wider view. An exhibition of materials drawn from the University’s holdings is open at Houghton Library, marking the 100th anniversary of Crane’s death.“We have a very important collection of works by him, representing almost all the different aspects of his artistic production,” said Mayo. “This exhibition is a jumping-off point to inspire more cataloging and digitization of Crane’s work, and to share to it all via the Internet, where anybody can see it. Scholars have to know the collection exists before they can take advantage of it.”Crane’s drawing of his wife, Mary, along with correspondence to her before they were married. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard CorrespondentCrane was born to an artistic family in Liverpool in 1845. His father, Thomas, was a painter. His siblings Lucy and Thomas were a writer and an illustrator, respectively.Francesca Tancini, curator librarian of the art library of the Federico Zeri Foundation at the University of Bologna, who has focused her research on the work of Crane and other illustrators of his era, is one of the few scholars who have surveyed the entire Harvard collection. At the peak of his career, she said, Crane was a major success whose work was well-known across Europe and the United States.“Crane was a very prolific, versatile, and gifted artist,” said Tancini. “He was the first to firmly believe that children deserved work of the same quality as that created for adults. He assigned to children’s books — hitherto perceived as mere editorial products — a completely new status, that of works of art.”The exhibition features much of the work that made Crane famous in his time, including many of his nursery rhymes, fables, and bedtime stories. Also included are books Crane created to help children learn the alphabet and numbers, and to read.Some of the books in the exhibition are accompanied by the preliminary drawings and sketchbooks behind them. Many of Crane’s characters were based on members of his own family, including his wife and children.“He was able to engage with children even before he had children of his own,” said Mayo. “In fact, about half of his toy books were done before he had children. So from the very beginning, he had thought about what children like to see and how children perceive things. He used nursery rhymes and stories with very colorful illustrations to try to present little lessons.”The exhibit touches on other pursuits in Crane’s life, such as designing wallpaper and home decor, and his diaries from travels across the United States. It also addresses his support for the Socialist movement in London in the late 19th century, which extended to producing cartoons for publications and illustrations for pamphlets.“Crane constantly questioned the social status of art products and the role of the arts and tested the boundaries between high and low arts,” said Tancini.“The World of Walter Crane” runs through Dec. 28 at Houghton Library’s Edison and Newman Room. An illustrated catalog of the exhibition will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Harvard Library Bulletin. Francesca Tancini will deliver a lecture titled “A for Art, B for Books, C for Crane” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Lamont Library.last_img read more

Parents react to school reopening news

first_img“I think there are so many unknowns, and a lot of the decision-making I feel is premature,” she said. “I’m really concerned about the type of learning that can take place in an in-person environment with all of these restrictions.” Adam Flint is the parent of two girls in the Vestal Central School District, and called the return to schools a “nerve-wracking situation,” but said he and his family have decided to send their daughters back to school this fall. Stephanie Malmberg is also working from home, but chose to have her son, who is entering 8th grade at West Middle School, go to school remotely as a safety precaution.  The district says they are exploring outdoor class options, but sees multiple variables that could impact an outdoor learning environment. Flint says each family has its own decision to make, and that the decision to let his daughters back to school was one he was able to make because of his flexibility to work from home. As for Flint, he wants to have conversations with district officials, teachers and staff about how he can help, and believes those conversations can lead to a more being done to keep people safe. 12 News reached out to Vestal Central School District for a comment on Flint’s recommendations. She said the decision isn’t just for her son, but for the health and safety of teachers and staff members at the school. “We’re taking that calculated risk to send our daughters,” Flint said. “I would not come out and say it’s safe. It may be okay. We’ll see.” Flint also added another idea: outdoor classes. ‘You can have tents, you can have the same sort of heaters restaurants have on patios, you can have fans,” Flint explained. “[Parents] want to help. We obviously have a very strong self-interest in doing that,” he said. “Just asking questions and having them answered is different than having a conversation.” (WBNG) – After Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools across New York could reopen in the fall, parents are now reacting to the news, and trying to make the best decision for their own family.last_img read more

One Nation identity puts unit block back on the market

first_img This block of units in Yeppoon, owned by James Ashby, is back on the market.It had previously been listed for sale with another agency for $425,000 earlier this year, and before that, $455,000.The new listing describes the property at Raymond Terrace as “designed and built to capture the sea view and sea breezes” and “perfect for first entry level buyers, investors and buyers hoping to downsize”. This block of units in Yeppoon, owned by James Ashby, is back on the market.“The units have always had long term reliable tenants and have been well maintained and cared for over the years”. Inside one of the units in the complex in Yeppoon, owned by James Ashby, which is back on the market.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe complex consists of three, two-bedroom townhouses with open-plan living and kitchen areas, and one, one-bedroom townhouse on the ground floor. The kitchen in one of the units in the complex.The building is situated on a quiet street with accommodation for two cars and within walking distance to town and the beach.The staffer recently made headlines again when it was reported he was suing the Commonwealth for $3.67 million in costs incurred in litigation against former speaker Peter Slipper for alleged sexual harassment in 2012. The bathroom in one of the units in the complex in Yeppoon. Senator Pauline Hanson and political advisor James Ashby.CONTROVERSIAL political adviser James Ashby has embarked on a renewed push to sell his investment property in the central Queensland coastal town of Yeppoon.The block of four townhouses, which is owned by the right-hand man to One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, is back on the market with a new asking price of offers over $440,000 with Harcourts Yeppoon. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:09Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIconic riverfront estate in Brisbane02:10last_img read more

Local deer numbers good, DNR official says

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Local deer hunters should expect another productive season in 2014.DNR deer management biologist Chad Stewart offered a prediction for Southern Indiana, “Hunters there should continue to see good numbers of deer.“The balance of deer cover and the absence of lingering effects from any disease outbreak have produced ample opportunities for hunters to be successful.”The deer population is lower than normal in other parts of the state as firearms season begins on Saturday, November 15.“There are several factors contributing to reduced deer numbers in certain areas of the state,” Stewart said. “Some are by design and some are by external forces.”The DNR is in the third year of a management effort to reduce deer numbers in targeted areas. Another reason for fewer deer was a serious 2012 outbreak of hemorrhagic disease – an often lethal virus transmitted by small flies known as biting midges.“These numbers are more in line with what should be seen on the landscape,” Stewart said. “We recognize these declines and have been responsive in our management by reducing our antlerless quotas in many areas and dropping some counties from the special late antlerless season. In many cases, these are the levels at which we are trying to manage our herd.”In addition to basic bag limits, hunters can purchase bonus licenses to take additional antlerless deer based on a county’s assigned quota. Bonus licenses can be used in any season, except the Urban Deer Zone Season, using the equipment that is legal for that season.The bonus antlerless quota was reduced this year for 19 counties. As a result of those reductions, six fewer counties are eligible for the special late antlerless season (Dec. 26 through Jan. 4, 2015) than a year ago.With no hemorrhagic disease reported in 2014 and few reports of deer being affected by last year’s hard winter, Stewart anticipates a deer harvest similar to that of 2013 (126,635 deer) but short of the record set in 2012 of 136,248 deer.The firearms season runs Nov. 15-30. Hunters with a firearms license may take one antlered deer. Bonus licenses are required to take additional deer with firearms.last_img read more

I support Kotoko and Real Madrid – Nana Addo

first_imgNana Akufo-Addo, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, has stated his local and foreign club football preferences.  Asante Kotoko holds his interest, as do Spanish giants Real Madrid.“I’m a strong Kotoko man,” the 71-year old said.He explained his long-time interest for the Kumasi-based reigning Ghana Premier League champions. On the global front, the team that Nana Addo holds dear reside in the Spanish capital, while in England Tottenham Hotspur have his heart.The lawyer was speaking to Starr FM in Accra and also said he watches football to relax. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img

Champion Storey set for an Italian job

first_img18 Aug 2012 Champion Storey set for an Italian job Newly-crowned English under 16 champion Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland) has been rewarded for his success by being named in a threesome to represent England Golf in the Italian International under 16 Championship at the end of the month. He will join Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) and Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) for the event at Biella Golf Club on 28th – 30th August. Storey won the English under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy at Trevose in Cornwall last month with an impressive display, finishing on one over par and four strokes ahead of his nearest rival. (image © Tom Ward) Moore, who will celebrate his 15th birthday on 4th September, was last year’s English under 14 champion following his victory at Porters Park. Since then he has become an under 16 and schools international and this year has finished fourth in the McEvoy Trophy and fifth in the European Young Masters in Hungary. McCullen, who turned 16 earlier this month, is also an under 16 cap who finished runner-up in last year’s Douglas Johns Trophy. Like Moore, he is a member of the England boys’ squad and finished seventh behind Storey in the McGregor Trophy. The Italian under 16 Championship is played over 72 holes of stroke play with a cut after 36 holes, the leading 40 players and ties going forward to the final two rounds.last_img read more

Thurston County Traffice: Weekend Work in Lacey Rescheduled

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationThe around-the-clock closure of the Marvin Road (State Route 510) on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in Lacey has been rescheduled due to equipment issues.If the weather cooperates, the busy on-ramp will close to all traffic at 9 p.m. Friday, March 27. The around-the-clock closure will continue until 5 a.m. Monday, March 30.The closure will allow crews to rebuild the on-ramp in an effort to upgrade the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.Advance information about this project and other roadwork on state highways is available at the Thurston County construction and travel updates web page.last_img

Cllr Manus Kelly – ‘A man of the people, called from this life at the peak of his career’

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has expressed his deepest sympathies on the tragic death of Cllr Manus Kelly, who lost his life today.Rally driver and businessman Mr Kelly (41) was recently elected as a Fianna Fáil councillor in Letterkenny and was a multiple winner of the Donegal International Rally.He passed away following a fatal accident at the Donegal International Rally in Fanad this Sunday afternoon. “Today, a dark cloud descended over County Donegal and indeed over Clones this afternoon where Donegal were playing Cavan, when the sad news broke of Manus Kellys tragic and untimely passing,” Pat the Cope has said.In his tribute, Fianna Fáil TD Pat the Cope Gallagher honours Mr Kelly’s professionalism, personality and achievements and expresses his deepest sympathies to Mr Kelly’s family:“I have known Manus for some years and I particularly got to know him extremely well during the recent Local Election campaign.“He was a consummate professional in all that he turned his hand to be that in Business, or Sports and more recently Politics – since his election to Donegal Co Co just 4 weeks ago. Manus provided through his business employment for many people , and he always advocated the strength of local business and enterprise. “He was a very likable and homely person, with an enormous personality that radiated from him where ever he was. Manus had a great natural way of interacting with people.“He was a most caring husband to his wife Bernie and their 5 children. No words of mine can articulate the massive loss they feel, but the support of the entire county, his motor rally colleagues, his political colleagues, and his hundreds of friends will give you the strength to sustain you as a family in the days ahead.“Recently elected to Donegal Co Council following a very successful and energetic campaign- those that worked closely with him during that campaign are feeling the loss of a close friend.“Manus was just entering into what was going to be long and successful career in politics, he had all the attributes of a fine and caring public representative. He was so looking forward to repaying the confidence which the electorate placed in him by working hard on their behalf over the next five years.“I wish to express my deepest sympathies to his wife, Bernie and their five children, his own family, his parents Donal & Jacquline, his brothers and sisters and the wider family network – to the many many friends which were close to Manus throughout his career and life. “Manus leaves this world far too prematurely, called from us with a sudden cruelness that is impossible for us as humans to understand, but his life was well lived, and he spent his time always trying to help others as best he could. His life ends at the peak of his career and when a new dawn was breaking which would see him serve the people of Letterkenny LEA.”Cllr Manus Kelly – ‘A man of the people, called from this life at the peak of his career’ was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fianna failManus Kellypat the cope gallagher tdlast_img read more

Minister Dlodlo: Brand South Africa doing a good job building nation’s reputation

first_imgCommunications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo praised Brand South Africa as one of the best performing entities in the government during the organisation’s annual report presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications.Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo during Department of Communications and Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) 2016/17 Annual Report presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications at Parliament, Cape Town. (Image: GCIS)CD AndersonBrand South Africa presented its 2016/17 annual report to members of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Brand South Africa chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama said the organisation had confidently met its mandate to present the country’s reputation and nation-brand to the people of South Africa, as well as the world.The committee praised Brand South Africa’s clean financial audit – its second consecutive clean audit – and said the organisation was one of the best performing government entities.Despite some strong challenges, both at home and around the globe, the South African nation brand was still very strong. “We believe, and the record shows, that Brand South Africa has done well in terms of meeting its mandate of managing the reputation, communicating the brand as well as marketing the brand,” Kweyama said in the presentation, listing highlights of the organisation’s achievements during 2016 and 2017. These included:Brand South Africa was a winner in the 39th Annual Loerie Awards for its Arrive Alive radio campaign called After Tears, winning the awards’ Radio Crafts – South African non-English performance category.Brand South Africa’s successful integrated promotion campaign for constitutional awareness that included elements across electronic media, web and outdoor media was also hailed as a highlight for the year.The hugely popular Play Your Part campaign, aimed at building national spirit through inspiring South Africans from all walks of life to contribute positive change to the country, was another successful campaign that highlighted many individual South Africans working in small ways to build the country’s reputation as well as help solve economic challenges, such as unemployment.A successful positioning of South Africa as a globally competitive brand during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was another highlight of the year.Speaking after the Portfolio Committee Meeting, Dlodlo praised Brand South Africa as one of the best performing entities in the government, adding that she was proud to be associated with the organisation.“Year in and year out they have been able to get unqualified audit reports, but also the quality of their work, the quality of their reporting is also very good,” the minister said. “They keep us informed of international trends of how people perceive and view the nation’s brand and it is an entity that is more informative than anything with respect to the brand itself.”Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela thanked the minister for her praise, saying the organisation was grateful for the support received from the department. “We always receive support from the Portfolio Committee and that is why we are able to [navigate] through some of the challenges during the year,” he said.Source: South African Government News ServiceWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Using corn as a cover crop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peter Thomison, Ben Brown, Sam Custer, Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA, Sarah Noggle, Mark Sulc, Eric Richer, CCA, Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Kelley Tilmon, and Anne DorranceBased on information from across the Corn Belt, including states where they have more experience with delayed planting of corn (University of Wisconsin – http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2019/06/B102.html) and Iowa State University – https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2019/05/cover-crop-options-prevented-planting-fields), these are our best recommendations for using corn as a cover crop.Although the yield potential of corn planted in July for grain and silage is very low, corn makes an excellent “emergency” forage when planted in July. Moreover, unlike some other forage crops, Ohio producers know how to grow it. We also are aware of limited seed supply for several alternatives that typically could be used. Farmers should consult with their insurance agent to see if harvesting as forage will affect any current or future insurance payments on prevented plant acres.As a cover crop, corn can establish a canopy rapidly. It has a deep root system that is highly effective in scavenging nutrients. Even when planted as late as July, it can produce a significant residue.To optimize the use of corn as a cover crop, consider the following agronomic practices.GMO insect traits available in corn are approved for feed. Additionally, Roundup Ready and RR2, Liberty Link and Enlist as well as other herbicide traits are also feed approved. It is illegal to use traited seed harvested for grain in the prior year (i.e. bin run seed) with a transgenic hybrid (bioengineered or GMO) to plant a corn cover crop.Plant corn at a higher seeding rate than normal: 40,000 seeds per acre or greater and in narrow rows (22-inch row spacing or less). This will promote canopy closure and result in better erosion and weed control.If seed is treated with insecticide and is a replant in a field whose failed crop used the same insecticide, be aware that there are upper limits of the amount of active ingredient per field per acre per year.Corn may be the only choice for a cover crop depending on herbicide applications earlier in the year.If corn planted in July as a cover crop produces seed, grain produced must not be harvested.Corn seeded as a cover crop on Prevented Planting acres may be hayed, grazed, or chopped on or after September 1 for 2019.Before grazing, check the herbicide label to ensure there are no restrictions on feeding forage to livestock.Reduce tillage as much as possible (no-tillage preferable) to ensure soil moisture necessary for germination and to reduce erosion potential while the cover crop develops.To learn about what GM traits are approved for feed (or other uses), go to the website http://www.isaaa.org/gmapprovaldatabase/default.asp.last_img read more