Visitors ogle art at ArtsGoggle

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Website| + posts printMagnolia Avenue transformed into a bohemian marketplace Saturday, when roughly 800 artists from all walks of life and skillsets came together for ArtsGoggle, an annual arts festival.For 12 years the event has allowed artists to display and sell their creations, with arts styles ranging from paintings and illustrations to clothing and leather art. The show spanned 18 blocks from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue, with food trucks and live music.ArtsGoggle featured booths from over 800 artists across the metroplex. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)Leaning over his large canvas, vendor Taylor King examined his work with deep concentration. Brush in hand, he made a red swipe down the center of his canvas. His subject was a woman singing into a microphone.“I have an intuition towards creating,” King said. “I’ve discovered it through my mistakes.”In 2011, after serving as a lance corporal in the Marines straight out of high school, King said he realized he had made a mistake not pursuing his true passion– painting. Now King is a full-time art student at Tarrant County College and has sold his paintings at ArtsGoggle for four years.Painter and TCC student Taylor King works on a painting of local band Panic Volcanic at ArtsGoggle Saturday. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)Instead of simply showing off his finished pieces, King said he wants to show the public how he works, with nearly every stage of the process performed live. The painting he worked on at the festival is a piece he’s been working on for days.“It’s in the doing – the journey is in the fun,” he said.Though trade was slow today, King held out hope to make more by the end of the night.“Usually paintings sell nearer the end of the event,” he said.Painter and TCC student Taylor King’s booth at ArtsGoggle Saturday. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)High school student Aaron Hutts’s booth featured drawings and illustrations, mostly in India ink. He described his style as “queer esthetic.”“A lot of these are inspired by life in general,” she said, gesturing to a green painting of a skull.Hutt’s friend Monica Stiffler was helping him run the stall. Stiffler said Hutt’s authenticity makes his art meaningful.“The cool part is every time he makes art he sits down and puts everything he’s feeling onto paper,” she said.High school student Aaron Hutts shows off his ArtsGoggle booth Saturday. Hurts sells drawings and illustrations on canvas, postcards and trading cards. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)Many Horned Frogs attended ArtsGoggle with TCU purple in every direction. Bill Cureton and ’08 alumnus Jeremy VanWinkle were among them and came in their football jerseys. They planned to attend the homecoming game later that day.Bill Cureton and ’08 alumnus Jeremy VanWinkle sport their TCU gear for Saturday’s homecoming football game Saturday. (Photo by Erin Ratigan)“They’ve been very informative,” Cureton said, referring to the artists he had met, “telling us how they make their stuff.”One their purchases was a TCU-themed pumpkin. Erin Ratigan is a Headliners Foundation scholar and contributor to the “Fort Worth Weekly” news publication. She is a journalism major, sociology minor, and arts enthusiast. Erin Ratigan Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Twitter Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ TCU to host annual turkey giveaway ReddItcenter_img Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ ReddIt “Man’s Best Friends” In Need at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter Residents “deck the halls” for the holidays Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Oh the places they’ll go: Seniors face challenges post-graduation Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNo. 4 TCU shuts down Kansas, 43-0Next articleFrogs fall to No. 8 WVU in Morgantown Erin Ratigan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store last_img read more

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Numbers on the Live Register in Donegal fall in January

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Numbers on the Live Register in Donegal fall in January 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleEPA report says Letterkenny had significant air pollution before smoky coal ban kicked inNext articleCalls for better safety protocols outside Donegal schools admin Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews The numbers signing on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of January were almost down 11% on the same period last year.Latest CSO figures show there were 16,224 people on the register in the county at the end of January, down 1,970 from the same time last year.There were falls in all of the local offices.Percentage wise, the biggest fall was in Donegal Town, with 992 people signing, down 17.5%.There were 2,955 people signing on in Buncranna, a decrease of 16% while in Killybegs 941 signed on – down 11.3%. Dunfanaghy also saw a similar decrease with 1,171 people signing on, a fall of 11.4%.In Letterkenny, 4,899 were people on the register – a fall of 9% compared with this time last year, Ballybofey and Ballshannon both saw a decrease of almost 7%.The smallest decrease was recorded in Dungloe, with 1,823 signing on, a fall of just 5.5%.center_img By admin – February 8, 2016 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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NPHET considering further measures for Nursing Homes

first_img Previous articleFanad United accepted into Donegal LeagueNext articleFishing a major obstacle in Brexit talks – Coveney News Highland Pinterest In the Dail this afternoon, Taoiseach Michael Martin said it’s clear that more testing and tracing is taking place, and the rise of cases in the community means there is a heightened risk in nursing homes.He said NPHET will advise the government’s Covid committee of any more measures necessary ahead of a committee meeting in Friday.The Taoiseach was answering questions from Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/maryloumartin5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction NPHET considering further measures for Nursing Homes Google+ WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 7, 2020 Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Uber driver burglarized home after dropping couple off at San Francisco airport, police say

first_imgSan Mateo Police Department(SAN MATEO, Calif.) — An Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing at least one home after he dropped a couple off at an airport, according to police.Jackie Gordon Wilson, 38, allegedly dropped the passengers off at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday before returning to the Airbnb they were renting in San Mateo an hour later to break into the home, according to the San Mateo Police Department.A security alarm at the home on Rand Street scared Wilson off, and he allegedly ended up blocks away at another home on Nash Drive, which he “completely ransacked,” police said.The suspect “tore apart the whole house,” one of the residents, who only wished to be identified by his first name, Scott, told ABC San Francisco station KGO.“All the drawers were open — every piece of furniture moved,” Scott said. “He opened my safe.”Among the items Wilson allegedly stole was a Holocaust-era heirloom that Scott’s girlfriend, Chana, inherited from her grandmother.“For him that was just something to pawn off,” Chana said, almost in tears, per KGO. “To me that was the memory of my grandmother.” San Mateo Police Department identified and arrested an Uber driver when residential security cameras captured him burglarizing a residence shortly after finishing a ride to the airport. For more info, https://t.co/b0K98ezEbh pic.twitter.com/zfdZGGB9hz— San Mateo PD (@SanMateoPD) April 8, 2019Surveillance video from multiple homes and shared on the community home security app Ring captured an image of Wilson walking around the neighborhood at that time, police said. He was also caught on camera at both homes on Rand Street and Nash Drive, police said. The surveillance video from the latter showed him walking out of the home with a duffel bag, KGO reported.The videos helped investigators “connect the dots,” San Mateo officer Michael Haobsh told KGO.After seeing the video, the homeowner of the Airbnb “immediately” contacted his most recent tenants to ask if they recognized the man, Scott told KGO. They then identified him as their Uber driver, Scott said.Police used information from the Uber app to track Wilson down and arrested him at his home in Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County on Friday. At the time, he was wearing the same clothes seen in the video the day before, police said.In a statement to ABC News, a representative for Uber said the company removed the driver’s access to the app as soon as they were made aware of the allegations against him, adding that they “stand ready to assist police in their investigation.ABC News could not immediately reach Wilson for comment. It is unclear if he has retained an attorney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article strategyOn 8 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today A local government HR department has been singled out for particular praisefor its role in transforming a failing council in the north of England. The Government’s Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) programme citedDoncaster Council’s HR strategy as key to it improving to gain a ‘fair’ rating.It has been identified as one of the fastest improving councils in thecountry, after a history of poor services and corruption. From 1997 to 2001, the council hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.Councillors were jailed after an expenses fraud scandal, while other staff wereaccused of junketing at the taxpayers’ expense, and a planning official wassent to prison after accepting benefits from a local businessman. Mandy Coalter, head of HR at the council, which employs 14,500 staff, saidthe people management strategy was fundamental to the turnaround, and serviceshave improved dramatically. The HR strategy was built directly into the council’s overall strategy, andCPA inspectors found that all the staff they spoke to could identify theborough’s transformational goals. These included increasing employment in theborough and tackling deprivation. There has been a drive towards better training and improving the employerbrand to make the council more attractive to potential employees and moreefficient in delivering services. “The strategy breaks down into very specific targets and everything wedo in HR is aimed at delivering them,” Coalter added. “We’vemodernised Doncaster by focusing on improving skills.” HR introduced regular staff meetings and managerial briefings every sixweeks. It also insisted the chief executive was present at every induction in abid to get the whole workforce moving towards common goals. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Royal Thai Navy reports piracy incident of West Malaysia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Thai Navy reports piracy incident of West Malaysia Royal Thai Navy reports piracy incident of West Malaysia September 7, 2017 Share this article The ReCAAP ISC received a report about a piracy incident occurred on a Thai-flagged Product Tanker MGT 1. The tanker was underway from Rayong port, Thailand to Andaman sea where the incident took place at about 2100 hrs on 6 Sep 17 at 54 nm east of Kuala Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, West Malaysia, at position 5° 8.37’ N 104° 16.62’ E.Initial investigation revealed that 13 armed perpetrators with two small fast boats boarded the tanker and forced the crew to transfer one million litres of diesel oil (out of 2.2 million litres contained in the tanker) to a mother ship. The crew managed to activate the SSAS alarm. The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) dispatched two ships and a helicopter to the location and rescued the tanker at 04:00 hrs on 7 Sep 17. Ten perpetrators were apprehended and search for the remaining three perpetrators is on-going. The tanker is now being escorted to Kuala Terengganu for further investigation. This is the second incident involving theft of oil cargo reported in Asia in 2017. The last incident was the hijack of product tanker C.P. 41 for oil cargo theft that occurred on 23 June 2017 approximately 25 nm east of Kuantan, West Malaysia. The ReCAAP ISC is concerned about the recurrence of incidents of hijacking of ship for theft of oil cargo. Ships carrying oil cargo are encouraged to exercise vigilance and adopt precautionary measures taking reference from the ‘Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia’. View post tag: piracy View post tag: Royal Thai Navylast_img read more

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Nerve damage and fibromyalgia

first_imgAbout half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia — a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms — were found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, which has had no known causes and few effective treatments, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to be caused by specific medical conditions, some of which can be treated and sometimes cured. The study, by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), will appear in the journal Pain and has been released online.“This provides some of the first objective evidence of a mechanism behind some cases of fibromyalgia, and identifying an underlying cause is the first step towards finding better treatments,” says Anne Louise Oaklander, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of the Nerve Injury Unit in the MGH Department of Neurology, and corresponding author of the Pain paper.The term “fibromyalgia” describes a set of symptoms — including chronic widespread pain, increased sensitivity to pressure, and fatigue — that is believed to affect 1 to 5 percent of individuals in Western countries, more frequently women. While a diagnosis of fibromyalgia has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Rheumatology, its biologic basis has remained unknown. Fibromyalgia shares many symptoms with SFPN, a recognized cause of chronic widespread pain for which there are accepted, objective tests.Designed to investigate possible connections between the two conditions, the current study enrolled 27 adult patients with fibromyalgia diagnoses and 30 healthy volunteers. Participants went through a battery of tests used to diagnose SFPN, including assessments of neuropathy based on a physical examination and responses to a questionnaire, skin biopsies to evaluate the number of nerve fibers in their lower legs, and tests of autonomic functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating.The questionnaires, exam assessments, and skin biopsies all found significant levels of neuropathy in the fibromyalgia patients but not in the control group. Of the 27 fibromyalgia patients, 13 had a marked reduction in nerve fiber density, abnormal autonomic function tests, or both, indicating the presence of SFPN. Participants who met criteria for SFPN also underwent blood tests for known causes of the disorder, and while none of them had results suggestive of diabetes, a common cause of SFPN, two were found to have hepatitis C virus infection, which can be successfully treated, and more than half had evidence of some type of immune system dysfunction.“Until now, there has been no good idea about what causes fibromyalgia, but now we have evidence for some but not all patients. Fibromyalgia is too complex for a ‘one size fits all’ explanation,” says Oaklander. “The next step of independent confirmation of our findings from other laboratories is already happening, and we also need to follow those patients who didn’t meet SFPN criteria to see if we can find other causes. Helping any of these people receive definitive diagnoses and better treatment would be a great accomplishment.”last_img read more

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Simon Gleeson, Hayden Tee & More to Join West End’s Les Miserables

first_img View Comments The West End production of Les Miserables is ready to welcome a host of new and returning faces to the barricade. Beginning December 5, Simon Gleeson, Lucy O’Byrne and Hollie O’Donoghue will assume the roles of Jean Valjean, Fantine and Eponine. Paul Wilkins will return to play Marius beginning December 12, with Charlotte Kennedy stepping into the role of Cosette.Additionally, Les Miz alum Hayden Tee will play Javert from January 9, 2017 through April 22. He steps in for Jeremy Secomb, who is set to cross the pond and star in the off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd.The current cast of Les Miserables features Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Secomb as Javert, the Miss Saigon-bound Eva Noblezada and Rachellle Ann Go as Eponine and Fantine, respectively, Craig Mather as Marius and Zoë Doano as Cosette. Continuing in their roles are David Langham and Katy Secombe as the Thénardiers and Chris Cowley as Enjolras.Gleeson has previously played the role of Valjean in Manila, Singapore and Australia. His West End credits include Mamma Mia!, Eureka and The Far Pavillions.O’Byrne makes her West End debut as Fantine. She previously starred as Maria in the U.K. tour of The Sound of Music. O’Donoghue’s time in Les Miz began in 2015 as a part of the ensemble. Her additional credits include The Commitments, Peter Pan and Ragtime.Wilkins is no stranger to Les Miz and the role of Marius; he made his West End debut in the show last year and has since played Marius in Manila, Singapore and Dubai. Kennedy also took her first West End bow in the musical last year.Tee previously played the role of Marius in Les Miz in the West End. He is set to play Javert once again when the show heads to Dubai in November. His additional credits include South Pacific, Little Women, Titanic, Cats and Into the Woods. Simon Gleeson in ‘Les Miserables'(Photo: Matthew Murphy)last_img read more

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USSC rejects ‘Pit-Bull’ lawyers’ ad appeal

first_img USSC rejects ‘Pit-Bull’ lawyers’ ad appeal April 15, 2006 Regular News USSC rejects ‘Pit-Bull’ lawyers’ ad appealcenter_img The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from two Florida lawyers who were ordered disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court for their ads which included a drawing of a pit bull and a 1-800 PIT-BULL phone number.Marc Chandler said the court’s March 27 action ends the appeals for him and partner John Pape.“We’re disappointed that the United State Supreme Court declined to take the case. While we respect the Florida Supreme Court, we don’t think its decision comports with applicable U.S. Supreme Court precedent,” Chandler said. “We have complied and intend to continue complying with the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling.”That means the pair will receive a public reprimand from the Bar Board of Governors, attend an advertising workshop, and change their firm ad. That included a drawing of a pit bull head in a spike collar in place of the ampersand in the firm name and the PIT-BULL phone number.The ad gained prominence a couple years ago when it was cited as an example of bad advertising by state lawmakers who were considering a state law to regulate lawyer ads. That bill passed the House but died in the Senate, and the effort was not revived in succeeding sessions.The referee who heard the grievance case agreed with Chandler and Pape that their advertisement did not violate Bar rules, and that the use of the pit bull could be seen as promoting loyalty and tenaciousness. But the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, overturned the referee, and ordered the discipline.The court’s decision, in part, said the public perception of pit bulls was viciousness and unprovoked attacks and that was an improper image to send about lawyers.Chandler praised the efforts of Richard Smolla, dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, who took their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.In his brief to the court, Smolla said that while many lawyers might not want to associate themselves with pit bulls, “under our First Amendment principles we assign the management of good taste to the forces of the marketplace, not the forces of government.”Chandler said, with the case over, he and Pape plan to continue in their practice, which focuses on representing injured motorcyclists, and where they have never had a Bar complaint filed by a client.“We’re going to continue practicing law; we’re going to represent our clients as best we possibly can, and that’s something we’ve attempted to do since we started practicing together,” he said.last_img read more

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How smart are you about promoting programs and services?

first_imgWhat appeals to you more?Get a lower interest rate! How much lower? Nearly 3%!OrRemember the milk, we’ll remember your rewards.Or evenBuy what you need. Support the causes you love most.Let’s face it. People aren’t good at math. It’s an important challenge the credit union industry is tackling with financial literacy programs. Commendable. However, I would bet most people will still sign up for a credit card with a few percent higher interest rate if it means they can get back a few percent in rewards. “They’ll even out in the end, at worst,” may be a common thought.And rewards are just the beginning.You’re a credit union. Community engagement is part of your DNA. Show it!Just take a look at our friends up north. I spoke with a representative from Vancity Credit Union in Vancouver about their credit card program. Why? Because it is different by a long shot.Not only do their members receive rewards, depending on the level of card chosen, but the entire program is a staple of the community. But don’t take my word for it! Here’s how the spokesperson for the program described it to me (emphasis mine):It’s ok if you feel a bit overwhelmed. “But they’re a really big institution, Joe!” That’s fair, and I raised that point to them. They explained how it is related to a percentage of profits, not the total funds. Therefore, a small institution could run a program with smaller investments, but no less impressive impact.Take, for example, Christian Community Credit Union.  Their “Gives to Missions” cards support a variety of community efforts using a portion of profits from interchange fees.  From disaster relief to college scholarships, their members have supported a to-date donation total of over $4 million! Oh, and cardholders receive rewards for every purchase, as well.A recent blog on A Smarter Choice discussed the perks of using a credit union credit card. All of them revolved around the boring rates. It’s true, they are lower, yet wouldn’t it attract more attention if you spoke of building playgrounds in your city and returning rewards to your members?If we talk about being a smarter choice, shouldn’t we be smarter about how we promote our own programs and services? 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: credituniongeek.com Detailslast_img read more

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