For its annual High School Art Day, which provides students with the opportunity to take studio art classes on campus, the Snite Museum of Art hosted visitors from Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.“This is our 28th year, and we rotate which high school we invite, and it’s all over the Michiana area,” program coordinator Mary Rattenbury said. “We can take between 50 and 60 kids to come spend the day on campus.”Penn students began their day by touring the Snite Museum’s senior thesis exhibits of students pursuing a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) or a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA). Students were free to roam and read about each exhibit, but there were also graduate students on site to give greater detail into their art projects, according to Rattenbury.One graduate student presenting her MFA thesis was Laura Lemna, who has a concentration in painting. Lemna’s mural exhibited bright, abstract patterns. She said the visiting students should make small, incremental decisions in developing themselves as artists.“Not everyone understands that being an artist is a career that someone is able to pursue,” Lemna said. “So, I think the earlier that you can expose that career option, and for [these students] to see real life examples of people doing that and enjoying it, I think that’s very important.”After seeing the BFA and MFA exhibits, Penn students were split into groups and taken to their morning studio art workshops in the Riley Hall of Art and Design. High schoolers had the opportunity to take courses such as “Paper Marbling and Bookbinding,” “Clay Slabs and Beyond,” “Playing With Light” and “Decorative Cast Relief Sculpture.”From there, students proceeded to West Lake Hall for lunch.“During lunch, two of the graduate students, [Mitch Springer and Thomas Cornell, presented] how to create a portfolio, so the students can start to know how to put things together for their future, whether it be a job or education,” Rattenbury said.In the afternoon, students remained at West Lake Hall for more studio sessions. The classes there included “Concert Poster Design,” “Design your own Hand-Lettered Postcard,” “Seeing Color” and “Digital Sketchbook Pro.”“It’s a full day,” Rattenbury said. “We really enjoy doing it. The students are exposed to life on campus, and the graduate students gain experience in teaching. It’s a nice way for them to gain experience for their future, too.”Tags: high school art day, penn high school, Snite Museum of Art
John Guare’s unforgettable 1990 play Six Degrees of Separation is returning to the Great White Way. Emmy winner Allison Janney and Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey will headline the revival alongside Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins. Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a mysterious young con man who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple. After a shocking surprise, the couple tries to piece together the connections that brought him into their world. Trip Cullman directs the production, which begins performances on April 5 and opens on April 25 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Take a look at Broadway.com’s hot shots of the cast and creative team, and be sure to see Six Degrees of Separation through July 16. John Benjamin Hickey, Allison Janney & Corey Hawkins(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) View Comments
We’re sure you’re doing a great job with your money — making payments on time, looking out for any fraudulent activity, and putting money into a retirement account. That’s all great.Still, there are probably just a few areas of your personal finance situation that could use some work. We want to help.Our team at MagnifyMoney has been working in and writing about finance for a long time. Here are our top tips on some things you might be doing wrong, and what to do instead.1. You’re carrying a balance on your credit card to build your credit score.This is one of the biggest myths out there, says Erin Lowry, content director for MagnifyMoney and founder of Broke Millennial. Carrying a balance on your card each month — and paying interest on it — isn’t necessary to help your score. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
By all means, this is not a simple task. A lot of time, effort and resources go into recruiting and hiring the right employee. But even after they’ve accepted the job offer, there is a lot of work to be done to help ensure the employee is properly engaged and able to meet performance expectations. During the first few month of employment, employees will be drawing conclusions about the job, company, manager, and co-workers. Their experience during this time is the foundation on which the employment relationship will be built. Not only is it important to welcome new employees into the organization and familiarize them with their job responsibilities, but they should also be given a background of the company’s culture and expectations, as well as, the tools and resources necessary to help them succeed.Many companies have orientation or onboarding programs that help to get employees off to a good start. However, some organizations could and should be doing more to help their employees be successful. Below are a few points to keep in mind when new employees join your team:1. Start introductions early. Once the applicant accepts your job offer and any post-offer screening is completed, the process of welcoming and introducing the new hire begins. Consider having their manager send a letter or email to the new employee expressing excitement their arrival. The manager should also maintain open and regular communication with the employee and answer any questions they may have. Also, don’t forget to inform existing employees of the new hire’s start date so that they can be prepared to appropriately welcome their new team member. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Source: Institute of Economics Zagreb Although with a share of 47,8 percent, ads looking for fixed-term employees dominated in 2019, such ads had a negative contribution to the overall decline in the OVI index (-1,5 percentage points), while ads looking for employees on indefinitely made a positive contribution (0,8 percentage points), the authors of the OVI index point out. The biggest negative contribution to the decline in total demand for labor on an annual basis – in the amount of -1,6 percent – was made by ads for the profession of chef (-0,7 percentage points), while the biggest positive contribution was made by ads for the profession of salesman (0,6 percentage points). In addition, the decline in demand for labor measured published online ads was recorded in all regions except central Croatia, which accounts for 60 percent of the total ads published. The largest negative contribution to the decline in the OVI index on an annual basis was made by the northern Adriatic (-1,2 percentage points), followed by eastern Croatia (-0,6 percentage points) and southern Adriatic (-0,2 percentage points), while the central Croatia made a positive contribution of 0,6 percentage points. Seasonally adjusted values of the OVI index suggest that labor demand stagnated at the very beginning (first quarter) and end (fourth quarter) of the year; however, the decline in seasonally adjusted index values in the second and third quarters compared to previous quarters led to an annual decline in the index value of 1,6 percent. “This is the first time that the OVI index has fallen on an annual basis since the crisis of 2010, which suggests that the economic growth achieved last year was not based on new employment or that due to labor shortages in the Croatian labor market the standard way of hiring has changed. point out from the Institute of Economics Zagreb.As in 2018, the five most sought-after occupations among those published online ads, which together make up a third of the total ads published, and in 2019 were occupations salesmen, waiters, cooks, drivers and storekeepers. “It is possible that this is also a consequence of the lack of labor in the domestic labor market, and employers were more willing to offer contracts for an indefinite period in order to attract employees. Interestingly, advertisements seeking employees through vocational training contracts in 2019 made a negative contribution to the overall decline in the OVI index in the amount of -1,0 percentage points, which is in line with the Government’s announcements on the complete abolition of this type of employment. conclude from the Institute of Economics. Although the OVI index recorded growth in both annual and monthly levels in December, the number published online ads throughout 2019 is still slightly lower than in 2018.
Investment marketplace Bareksa has booked record-high retail government bonds sales as individual investors flock to safe-haven assets during the coronavirus pandemic.The company recorded an increase of 608 percent in sales from retail government bonds series ORI-017 compared to ORI-016 issued by the government last year, with buyers soaring by 382 percent compared to last year.“This is the highest record of sovereign debt papers sales in Bareksa,” said Bareksa CEO Karaniya Dharmasaputra in a statement. “Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve managed to accelerate retail sales through digital technology and democratizing debt papers.” According to the government’s initial estimation, it had raised Rp 18.3 trillion (US$1.26 billion) from ORI-017 needed to fund the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, up by 123 percent from sales of ORI-016 last year.Read also: Retail investors growing as brokerages intensify online access“This is a good opportunity to democratize and broaden our debt market so that the government may have a new source of funding from retail investors,” Karaniya went on to say.The ORI-017 series carry a fixed coupon rate of 6.4 percent and has a tenor of three years, set to mature on July 15, 2023. ORI-017, offered from June 15 to July 9, was available online across 25 of the Finance Ministry’s distribution partners, including banks, brokerage houses and fintech.The minimum order is Rp 1 million, while the maximum Rp 3 billion. The bond will be tradable between domestic investors after a two-month holding period.“High interest from retail investors to ORI-017 showed that retail bonds were the right investment instrument in times like these, in which people are looking for safe-haven assets,” said the Finance Ministry’s director for government debt securities, Deni Ridwan.The government is facing a daunting task to cover a fiscal deficit of 6.34 percent of GDP this year as it allocates Rp 695.2 trillion to prevent a more severe economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the funding to plug the widening deficit will come from debt financing.Topics :
Drainage canals and ditches in western Flagler County were evaluated for maintenance needs and clearing work has begun, the Flagler County Government said in its latest release. Flagler County staff finished its assessment on Thursday, July 23, and immediately started clearing a 1.5 mile section of canal that runs along the east side of County Road 305 between County Road 302 to Santana Street, said Road and Bridge Manager Alex Spiller.Flagler County is using its long-reach excavator and two dump trucks for clearing and hauling, as well as two flaggers to ensure the safety of area residents and motorists.“Keeping the canals clear is so important to our residents on the west side,” said County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin. “I didn’t let the issue rest, and kept it at the forefront of discussions until we were able to get this long-reach excavator. This will greatly improve our capability for ongoing maintenance.”Work clearing this first stretch of canal is expected to continue through the end of this week. Canal and ditch remediation will continue through the end of January.
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VINTON, Iowa – Several further clarifications have been announced to 2017 rules initially released by IMCA in November.A left front take-up spring will now be allowed in the Late Model division.The maximum spoiler width was increased from 72 to 72-1/2 inches while the maximum diagonal measurement from the center of the rear axle to the top of the interior deck was upped from 52 to 54 inches.No tolerance will be allowed in measuring either dimension, emphasized IMCA President Brett Root.Wording regarding standard weight axles tubes has also been added for Late Models and Modifieds and Root said drivers in both divisions should read those rules again.The rule implemented during the 2016 season allowing a claim/exchange for Stock Cars with the 350 cfm carburetor option but not the 500 cfm option will be continued.And wording allowing flat milling on the combustion side of the head only in the Stock class has been removed.“With the PRI trade show held after the release of our rules and proof reading by our 8,000-plus members, several issues came up that necessitated these clarifications,” Root said.