It was in 1931 that Guild Hall in East Hampton opened its doors. Shortly after, in 1938, Guild Hall held its first Artist Members Exhibition. Early joiners included Alfonso Ossorio, Bill King, Charlotte Park, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, John Little, Lee Krasner, and Perle Fine. They came together to show their support for the cultural hub amid a deeply rooted artist colony.The exhibit returns March 7 through April 18 featuring artwork from museum members of all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Now in its 82nd year, it’s the oldest non-juried show on Long Island. Each year, roughly 400 artists participate. Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s museum director and curator, said “It is a wonderful opportunity for artists to exhibit their work. Through the exhibition I am able to see the different types of work artists are doing and to speak with some of the artists.”This year’s guest juror is associate curator at the Guggenheim Museum, Susan Thompson. She will review the exhibit in its entirety and present up to 17 artists with awards across categories in Best Photography, Best Representational Work, Best Sculpture, Best Abstract, Best Mixed Media, Best Work on Paper, Best New Artist, and Catherine & Theo Hios Best Landscape Award, in addition to up to eight honorable mentions. The Top Honors award will go to the juror’s top pick, who will then receive a solo exhibit in Guild Hall’s Spiga Gallery later in the year.“I would not think of not being a part of the Artist Members Exhibition every year. The exhibition is both historic and democratic and a genuine community experience. One walks in the footsteps of de Kooning, Pollock and Krasner, et al., who all participated in this event in their day,” said Stephanie Brody-Lederman, two-time top honors winner. “I gained a great deal of confidence because of these awards.”Thompson’s involvement with Guggenheim ties in seamlessly with the East End exhibit. She is one of the organizing curators for the Young Collectors Council, which obtains work from emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection, and on the Photography Council. In addition, she’s curated several exhibits of her own.There will be a private members reception on Saturday, March 7, from 4 to 6 PM. Visit email@example.com Share
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Lawyers struggle to provide people with learning disabilities with the specialist support they need, according to new research published today.A report by the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol found lawyers lack experience in dealing with people with learning disabilities and are seen as a last resort for resolving legal problems.While good practice was found, lawyers were sometimes uncertain how to communicate and lacked knowledge of where to get specialist support.The research was carried out on behalf of the Legal Services Board, Legal Services Consumer Panel and learning disability charity Mencap.The LSB has now written to the legal sector’s professional bodies asking them to develop guidelines for all lawyers to help them better understand how to deal with people with a learning disability.The study found people with learning disabilities have a wide range of potential legal needs, including parents fighting to keep care of their children, workers claiming workplace discrimination and they can be victims of hate crimes.The research was the result of a number of focus groups involving a total of 90 people with learning disabilities and interviews with 26 family carers and nine legal services professionals.It found family carers mostly rely on the internet and learning disability charities for help rather than going to a lawyer, which is seen as a last resort.Some lawyers were found to be skilled in adapting their practices to meet the needs of their clients, but there were also examples found where lawyers could not be understood, appeared disinterested or were not able to signpost clients to the right specialist support.Legal aid cuts were also predicted to have a major impact on access to legal support, with funding cuts to Citizens Advice Bureaux exacerbating the problem.Chris Kenny (pictured), chief executive of the LSB, said: ‘People with learning disabilities often need access to justice more than other people, but often have far more difficulty in accessing services.‘There is a real opportunity for professional and third-sector bodies to work together to redress this gap by producing practical guidance to help bring all services up to the level of the best.’The Legal Services Board has incorporated a British Standard (BS18477) relating to vulnerable clients into its policy toolkit and is writing to the approved regulators to invite them to demonstrate how they have incorporated the standard into their work.Last year the Legal Services Consumer Panel wrote to the LSB and a range of organisations in the sector urging them to adopt the Standard.Mencap will also develop ‘easy read’ materials on choosing legal services designed to support people with learning disabilities.
Korea seminarLaw Society president Robert Bourns visits the Korea Bar Association, Seoul, April 2017.The deal was signed by Liam Fox in Seoul this morning. It fully replicates the legal services chapter under the EU-Korea FTA. The latter enables European firms to establish foreign legal consultants in South Korea, share profit and form joint ventures. EU-qualified lawyers can also provide home state advice.According to a statement from the UK’s international trade department, the UK has now secured agreements with countries that account for 63% of trade currently covered by EU agreements, up from 28% three months ago. The two countries plan to ratify the deal before the latest Brexit deadline at the end of October.The agreement is the first major trade deal the UK has signed with a trading partner in Asia since the June 2016 referendum. A continuity trade deal between the UK and South Korea will allow the four UK firms established there under an EU licence to remain in Seoul post-Brexit. The four are magic circle firms Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Linklaters, and international firm Stephenson Harwood.A fifth firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, has already switched to an Australian licence as part of its Brexit contingency planning. Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said: ’A new South Korea-UK FTA, once ratified by both parties, will assure the UK law firms currently operating in Seoul under an EU free trade agreement that they will be able continue in South Korea post-Brexit.’
Rights group Amnesty international has condemned the brutal killing of a 17-year-old boy with albinism, who was choked and hit with a sharp object in southern Malawi, reports news24The 17-year-old, Sunganani Pensulo was attacked by a renowned businessman Willard Mikayele. His attack has become the 19th recorded albino to be killed across Malawi since November 2014.According to news24 however, reports indicate that the actual number of albinos killed in the country could be much higher as many cases went unreported due to the secretive ritual practices.Amnesty International condemned the killing of people living with albinism, calling for the Malawian authorities to thoroughly investigate the killing of Pensulo.Amnesty International called on police and other law enforcement officials to step up their efforts and promptly bring the suspected perpetrator, who is known by the Mlonda Village community, before a competent court of law in a fair trial and send out a message that attacks on people with albinism will not be tolerated.
Share Tropical Storm Harvey formed this afternoon near 408 miles east southeast of Dominica. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Dominica. Harvey is expected to generate cloudiness, shower and thunderstorm activity and winds gusting up to tropical storm strength across the area by tonight into Friday. On the forecast track, Harvey should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday.Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to be extremely vigilant and to exercise caution as flash flooding and winds gusting to tropical storm force are possible tonight into Friday.Interests in Dominica and the Lesser Antilles should continue to monitor the progress of this system.Moderate to rough seas are expected during the next 24 hours with seas peaking near 12.0 feet. A Small craft warning is in effect for rough seas and high winds. All users of the sea are advised to exercise caution and do not venture far from port.Forecast for Tonight and Tomorrow:Cloudy to overcast with showers, isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds up to tropical storm strengthWind: North easterly to South easterly @ 25 to 55 km/h with higher gustsSea Conditions: Moderate to rough in open waterWaves: 2.5 to 3.5 meters or 8.0 to 12.0 feet.Warning/Advisory: A Small craft warning is in effect for rough seas and high windsSunrise: 5:51 AMSunset: 6:28 PMLow Tide: 7:05 AM and 6:12 PMHigh Tide: and 1:36 PMWeather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews Weather Update: Dominica remains under Tropical Storm Watch by: – August 17, 2017 Share 393 Views no discussions
At IMS 2019 in Boston this week, NXP Semiconductors released its first RF power transistor designed for RF energy using Gallium Nitride on Silicon-Carbide (GaN-on-SiC). Leveraging the high efficiency of GaN, the new MRF24G300HS exceeds the efficiency of most magnetrons at 2.45 GHz, while the high thermal conductivity of SiC helps to ensure Continuous Wave (CW) operations.For more than 50 years, 2.45 GHz magnetrons have been widely used in consumer and industrial applications ranging from microwave ovens to high power welding machines. Solid-state solutions appeared on the market several years ago, bringing advanced control, reliability, and ease of use. The capability to dynamically adjust the power, frequency, and phase helps optimize the energy transmitted to the material or food being heated. The long lifetime of transistors at full rated performance reduces the need for replacements. However, until the advent of GaN-on-SiC for RF Energy, solid-state devices lacked efficiency to meet the performance standards of the incumbent magnetrons.The new MRF24G300HS is a 330 W CW, 50 V GaN-on-SiC transistor, demonstrating 73 percent drain efficiency at 2.45 GHz, which is five points higher than the latest LDMOS technologies. The high power density of GaN enables the device to reach high output power in a small footprint. GaN technology has inherently high output impedance that allows broadband matching compared to LDMOS. This reduces the design time and ensures consistency on the manufacturing line – no more hand tuning needed. The simplified gate biasing of the MRF24G300HS RF transistor removes another step of the otherwise complex power-up sequence typically seen on GaN devices.The RF transistor is sampling now and production is planned for Q3 2019. The 2400-2500 MHz reference circuit is available now, under order number MRF24G300HS-2450MHZ. As part of the NXP Partner Program, Prescient Wireless designed a 2-up, 550 W power amplifier pallet with 45 dB of gain, that is currently being showcased at the IMS 2019 event in Boston. NXP too, at the event, is showcasing “The Microwave Hub” at its booth #548 exploring the possibilities of integrating more functions into a single device.Click here to see everything RF’s coverage of the IMS 2019 event.
Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr and his England counterpart, Gareth Southgate are on cloud nine over the June 2 international friendly involving Nigeria and England.The match to be decided at the famous Wembley Stadium would be the last tune up game for both countries before the Russia 2018 World Cup campaign.The NFF yesterday confirmed the high profile friendly declaring it a done deal.Rohr told the nff.com official website:“This is good news for myself and the entire team. England is a very strong team presently and I believe they will give us a very good match. We will be able to test our readiness for the World Cup when we meet the Three Lions at Wembley.”England’s coach, Gareth Southgate on his part stated that England’s warm-up games against Nigeria and Costa Rica would be the perfect preparation for the World Cup.He stressed that the games will set-up his stars for a successful tournament.In his words: “We’ve mostly played European oppositions . The Brazil game acted as a reminder that we needed to challenge ourselves in different ways as a team.“We’re going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American oppositions, so the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica would be good for us.“But it’s not just about the games we’ve got in the group stages, but hopefully beyond that as well. We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences.”England has been drawn in a group with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia at this summer’s finals.
By Mark PerezThe Avon Lake Shoremen fired on all cylinders on their homecoming night as they dominated the Amherst Steele Comets 35-0 in a Southwestern Conference win.“This win was special,” Shoremen wide receiver Nathan Sidloski said after the win.“We knew they were good coming in and coach got us ready this week saying, ‘you guys can take care of this team if you practice hard and you do what you do in the previous games.”Avon Lake (6-1, 4-1) played like they have been in the previous four weeks against the Comets (5-2, 3-2).The Shoremen shutout three of their last four opponents before this week. Now, they have done it to four of their last five and outscored them 199-7. “We knew that we were going to be good up front, good on defense and play fast,” Shoremen’s head coach Matt Kostelnik said. “(Assistant) Coach (Bob) Brickley and the staff have done a great job. They allow those guys to tee off and play fast and they put us in a great position to play on offense.” The defense forced four three-and-out Amherst drives. The second drive for Amherst resulted in a fumble as their quarterback Tyler Brezina attempted to scramble and even gained some yards before the ball was pried loose and was recovered by Russell Tanner for Avon Lake.“It’s been a breath of fresh air,” Kostelnik added.“When we play defense like that, it’s allowed our young offense to mature a little bit. Tonight really showed that we can execute [on offense]… Michael (Corba) had a great night throwing to his receivers and we had great protection against a good Amherst defense.”Corba, the Shoremen’s Junior quarterback, passed for 183 yards and three touchdowns on the night.Two of those touchdowns were to Sidloski and the other was to Junior Mitchell Fedders. All of them took place in the first half. “(Sidloski) is great,” Corba said. “He knows what he was doing, he knows what the defense is doing. He knows where to put himself to make plays and it’s awesome to have him on the field for me.”Sidloski finished with seven catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns.The second quarter had Corbo’s and Sidloski’s fingerprints all over the game as his two touchdown catches happened in that quarter.Sidloski was relied on more than just the scoring plays. He was used to drive down the field in their last series in the half that went 89 yards in eight plays. Four of those plays were catches by Sidloski for 64 yards and the 24-yard jump-ball touchdown catch over a defensive back. Running back Mason Wheeler also scored a four-yard touchdown late in the first quarter to make the score 14-0.Wheeler finished the game with 40 rushing yards and a touchdown.At the half, Avon Lake led 28-0, but they didn’t let up as their backup running back Gage Duesler received the ball on a quarterback option from the right side to score on a 21-yard touchdown run with 5:23 in the third quarter to make the score 35-0 and start the running clock.“I think this is so far,” Cordo said. “But I think we can do better. We played great on defense. We played great on offense. We can take another step next week.”Next week, the Shoremen visits Lakewood and Amherst will host Berea-Midpark. NEO HS Staff Related TopicsAmherst CometsAvon Lakefeatured