Snite Museum premiers temporary art exhibits

first_imgThe Snite Museum of Art, home to more than 28,000 pieces of art and one of the top university museums in the country, has recently added five new exhibits, according to Gina Costa, director of marketing and public relations for the Snite. ”We’re like a mini art institute,” she said. “Notre Dame students can own the fact that their University art museum is one of the top in the country, which is really important.” Of the five current temporary exhibitions, “New to the Collection,” “African-American Voices” and “The Portage Path” are the three most popular with students, Costa said. “New to the Collection: Twentieth-Century Photographs” is an exhibit of more than 60 photographs acquired by the museum since 2013, she said. The pictures span across many of the century’s artistic styles and technological developments, according to Costa.Costa said photography and contemporary art exhibits are the most popular with students, with this display being especially popular.“This exhibition really reveals the ongoing activity to refine the holdings of the Snite’s permanent collection of photography,” she said. “We have over 10,000 photographs — some of the most important [photos] in the history of photography are here at Notre Dame.”“New to the Collection” will be displayed through March 13, Costa said.“African-American Voices” features multimedia pieces by African-American artists pulled from the museum’s permanent collection, Costa said. One of the featured artists, Vanessa German, will be visiting campus from April 12 to April 14, Costa said. According to Costa, German is one of the most important American artists at the moment, especially “when you think about social justice.”“She has an ‘art house’ near her home in Pittsburgh,” Costa said. “ … It’s a safe place for women, for kids to go and make art. What’s coming out of there is just so empowering and so awesome.”“African American Voices” will also continue running until March 13, Costa said.“The Portage Path” is a collection of photographs commissioned by the Snite as part of South Bend’s 150th anniversary.“Kay Westhues was commissioned by us to photograph some aspect of the local area, and she selected the St. Joseph-Kankakee River portage,” Costa said. “This path was used by the explorers, the fur trappers, and she’s visually documented this whole path, which is really why South Bend grew along the river.”“The Portage Path” will be on exhibition through April 3. Although those three exhibits are the most popular currently on display, Costa said she hopes even more students will take an interest. “They’re three really exciting shows,” Costa said. “Everyone on campus will find something they love and [to] be inspired by.” Tags: african american voices, new to the collection, Portage Path, Snite Museum of Art, temporary exhibitslast_img read more

Summer Landscape Chores

first_imgThe summer heat makes it hard to work outside for long. But some things in yourlandscape need to be addressed.Probably the most critical detail now is the effect of this summer’s drought. Manyplants are suffering from the extended hot, dry conditions we’ve had.Allowing plants to get to the wilting point before watering may cause irreversibledamage to some varieties, especially shallow-rooted annuals and perennials.If water restrictions allow, give these plants a drink at night or early morning toavoid the hottest part of the day and the greatest amount of evaporation.Don’t forget to water your most prized trees as well. It’s easy to replace a $3 annualflower, but nearly impossible to restore a 50-year-old oak.While walking around your landscape, continue to deadhead flowers of annuals andperennials. This will keep them from going to seed in some cases and help them triggermore blooms for the rest of the summer.Check your roses carefully for signs of spider mite damage. Mites love the hot, dryweather we’ve been having and will take every opportunity to invade your roses. Keepspraying throughout the growing season with a combination fungicide, insecticide andmiticide.When you need to apply chemicals, do it either very early or very late in the day toavoid burn on the foliage from hot temperatures.If weeds have been a problem in the flower beds, hand removal may be the best bet. It’shard to kill mature weeds with chemicals. Spot treatments with a nonselective herbicidesuch as Roundup or Finale may be possible if you’re careful not to contact desirableplants.Adding a new layer of mulch can go a long way, too, toward controlling unwanted weeds.Take a close look at vigorously growing shrubs such as privet, hollies and Ligustrum.They may need a trim to keep them inbounds and away from your windows. Light pruning ofthe fast-growing shoots won’t harm the plant. And it will help give it a more compactshape. Save heavy pruning, though, for late winter.Remember to lightly fertilize annual flowers and roses each month. Water the fertilizerin thoroughly after applying to get the benefits into the plants’ root zone. If you useliquid fertilizer, read the directions carefully. And don’t apply it during the heat ofthe day.Begin now to plan your fall landscape changes. Many catalogs require you to order nowfor a fall shipment. Look at the success of your existing landscape and ask yourself ifyou’re happy with the arrangement, spacing and color.Draw out what changes you’ll make and begin to check on the availability of plants forthis fall. Fall is the ideal time to plant most of our landscape plants.When you’ve finished scouting and maintaining your landscape, kick off your shoes inthe comfort of your air-conditioning. You’ll feel better knowing your landscape is healthyand ready to take on another dog day in Georgia.last_img read more

Brave Tern to Install Changfang and Xidao Wind Turbines

first_imgFred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has won a contract to transport and install the MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9.5MW wind turbines on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind farms in Taiwan. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was awarded the contract by CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering. “We are very pleased that the set-up of CDWE and a Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessel has fulfilled the Taiwanese government’s turbine installation localisation requirements. Having CDWE as Changfang and Xidao Project’s turbine T&I contractor with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier supplying the vessel adds substantial experience into our construction operations,” said Jesper Holst, CEO of CIP’s Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms. The CFXD project is divided into two phases across 2022 and 2023. In total, the two wind farms will comprise 62 wind turbines installed some 11-25 kilometres west of Taiwan and scheduled to be commissioned in 2023. “As both experienced contractors within the industry, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) will share and combine their extensive knowledge base and experience to deliver a ´state of the art’ performance to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and to the Taiwanese offshore wind industry,” CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering said. Brave Tern will start working on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) project after completing the wind turbine installation on the 640MW Yunlin wind farm off Taiwan. “We are extremely proud to win another transport and installation job in the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. CFXD is an important project for us and will strengthen our position and commitment to the growing Taiwanese market and the APAC region in general. Last year Fred. Olsen Ocean opened an office in Taiwan to bring the group’s extensive experience from Europe to the region. First step will be in April when Brave Tern heads towards Taiwan. We look forward to growing the local capabilities and the Taiwanese supply chain as well as supporting our customers in the region,” said Casper Toft, CCO, Fred. Olsen Windcarrierlast_img read more

Ecuador protesters take 8 police officers hostage

first_imgIndigenous demonstrators paraded sevenmen and one woman on a stage in Quito on Thursday before thousands of crowds,demanding the end of austerity measures and asking the resignation of PresidentLenín Moreno.    Protests began after the governmentannounced an end to fuel subsidies last week, as part of a loan agreement withthe International Monetary Fund. ECUADOR – Eight police officers weretaken hostage in Ecuador amid ongoing demonstrations. Indigenous demonstrators take to the streets and demand the end of austerity measures after the government announced an end to fuel subsidies in Ecuador last week. AFP/GETTY Indigenous-led protests toppled threepresidents in the past few decades. They have taken dozens of officers hostagein various locations throughout the country since the unrest began.(BBC)last_img read more

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

first_imgSaturday (11/26) is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community.Shop local this holiday season, and save some money in doing so.Here is a list of deals in Batesville valid on Small Business Saturday.Total Tech Connection – 38 S Main StreetFree Basic Set-up with the Purchase of a New Laptop or DesktopFlash Drive Sale – 20% off All In-Stock Flash DrivesHoliday Give-A-Way – Sign up for a chance to win an Asus Computer and other Great PrizesJen Saner Photography – 120 S Depot StreetSpend $75 on Gift Certificates and receive a $25 Bonus Gift CertificateBird in a Tree – 29 N Main Street20% off STORE-WIDE on Saturday, November 26thTwice Blessed Resale of Oldenburg Academy – 147 Batesville Shopping VillageAll Black Tag Clearance Clothing – 99 centsEvery Weekend: Free Hallmark Christmas Card with every $10 spentRomWeber Marketplace – 7 S Eastern AvenueSavings of up to 60% off retail prices on new, first quality furnitureOther vendors are having specials & sales on their new inventory itemsOpen Friday, Saturday & Sunday.last_img read more

Holtsclaw named to lead Indiana prosecutors

first_imgIndianapolis, In. —  Greene County prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw has been introduced as the president of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. Holtsclaw takes over for Outgoing president and Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel.The new officers includes:President-Elect Patrick Harrington, Tippecanoe County ProsecutorVice President Amy Richison, Huntington County ProsecutorSecretary/Treasurer Lee Buckingham, Hamilton County ProsecutorBoard of Directors: Bernard Carter (Lake County), Nicholas Hermann (Vanderburgh County), Terry Curry (Marion County), William Hartley (Wabash County), Bruce Aukerman (Vermillion County), Nathan Harter (Decatur County),Rodney Cummings (Madison County), Daniel Murrie (Daviess County) and Dustin Houchin (Washington County).Holtsclaw has served as Greene County Prosecutor since 2007 and was recently elected to his fourth term. Prior to that he was deputy prosecutor in Greene County. Association Presidents serve for a term of one year each. As president, he will also serve on the Associations Executive Committee.last_img read more

Bulldog Middle School Harriers Place 1st At Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys won their cross country meet against Franklin County, St. Mary’s and South Ripley on Tuesday.  Eli Loichinger won the boys race followed by Jake Chapman, 2nd, Otto Hund, 3rd, Emi Lopez, 4th, Cannon Clark, 5th, Talan Rowlett, 6th, Isaac Trossman, 7th, Lincoln Garrett, 8th, Santiago Schutte, 11th, Cash Myers, 14th, Landon Raver, 15th, and Landin Hughes, 17th.       The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against St Mary’s.  Kaylynn Bedel won the girls race, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd, Charlotte Trossman, 6th, Corrine Deputy, 9th, Kenzie Cox, 11th, Katelynn Fullenkamp, 18th, and Louise Hund, 19th.       BoysBatesville                    15St. Mary’s                    57South Ripley                83Franklin County           101 GirlsBatesville                    26St. Mary’s                   29Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

CSKA storm London for Isaac Success

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford appoint new head coach EPL: Watford battle Gunners for survival Premier League: Our survival in our own hands — Coach Watford striker Isaac Success is in talks with CSKA Moscow. Foot Mercato claimed the Nigeria international is attracting interest from across Europe, with Espanyol, Nantes and a number of French teams all keen. However, CSKA are regarded as favourites for Success. Indeed, a CSKA delegation will be at Prenton Park on Tuesday night (today) for Watford’s FA Cup replay against Tranmere Rovers to check on the striker. The Russian giants are prepared to buy Success outright if Watford make him available.Tags: CSKA MoscowIsaac SuccessWatfordlast_img read more

Boyce: Award for lovers of football

first_imgBritain’s FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce, who receives an OBE in the New Year Honours, dedicated his award to the people who kept football going in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Press Association “But most importantly I would like to dedicate this honour to the people who kept football in Northern Ireland going through the many, many difficult years – be they players, officials, coaches or spectators.” Boyce was directly affected by the violence when he was injured by the explosion in 1972. He was off work for a year with a leg in plaster for almost all of that time. He added: “I view myself as one of the lucky ones. I have always been someone who thought politics and religion should play no part in sport and I am very glad Northern Ireland is now a very different place than it was then.” The Belfast-born 70-year-old receives the OBE for services to football in Northern Ireland. center_img Boyce, who was severely injured in a Belfast car bomb in 1972, is a former Irish Football Association president and current head of FIFA’s referees’ committee. He steps down from the vice-presidency in May. He told Press Association Sport: “It’s a tremendous honour and I must pay tribute to my devoted wife Hazel and daughters Joanne and Lisa. last_img read more

Heaslip blow for Ireland

first_imgJamie Heaslip is unlikely to feature again in Ireland’s quest to retain the RBS 6 Nations title after being ruled out of action for the next month. The 31-year-old number eight was forced out of Ireland’s 18-11 victory over France on Saturday after receiving a knee to the back from Pascal Pape, who has since been cited for the challenge. Ireland bosses confirmed Heaslip suffered “fractures of the transverse process of three vertebrae” in his back, leaving only a slim chance he could return for the final match against Scotland on March 21. Ireland can equal their best-ever run of 10 wins on the spin against England, who were the last team to beat Kiwi coach Schmidt’s side, 13-10 at Twickenham in last year’s Six Nations. France lock Pape only received a yellow card from referee Wayne Barnes for his knee to Heaslip, but was cited on Monday and will appear before a disciplinary committee this week. Referee Barnes ruled Pape’s challenge on Heaslip was intentional after video review during Saturday’s clash, but declined to hand the 34-year-old a red card. Independent citing commissioner Stefano Marrama from Italy has deemed the incident worthy of further investigation however, and Pape will appear before a disciplinary commission later this week. “Pascal Pape, second-row forward for France, has been cited by the independent citing commissioner at the RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and France in Dublin on Saturday, for the incident in the 52nd minute of the match for which the player received a yellow card,” read a statement from tournament organisers. France boss Philippe Saint-Andre claimed Pape’s challenge was accidental, but the Stade Francais lock could now face a ban. “When you watch the images of the incident I don’t think you can say it was deliberate,” said Saint-Andre on Sunday morning. “However, I said to Pascal you received a yellow card just at the moment we were gaining the upper hand both physically and territorially as we were in their 22. “Although we didn’t concede many points it was still a pivotal moment. You expect something like that from an inexperienced player, not one with over 50 Tests under his belt. It was the worst possible moment for that to happen.” Head coach Joe Schmidt admitted Heaslip was “very uncomfortable” straight after Saturday’s second-round victory, while Pape now faces a possible ban for his crude challenge. “Scans have revealed fractures of the transverse process of three vertebrae in Jamie’s back,” read an Ireland statement. “Although this injury causes a good deal of discomfort it does not impact on the structural integrity of the spine, and once healed should pose no long-term issues. “Typically this injury is treated akin to a soft tissue injury; according to symptoms. “Jamie is already feeling more comfortable and it is hoped that he will be available to play again in approximately four weeks.” The 70-cap loose forward binds together the industry and grit of Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien in Ireland’s first-choice back row, and his absence is a clear loss to boss Schmidt’s side. Ireland host England in Dublin on March 1 in a match already billed as the Six Nations title decider, with the two teams the last remaining unbeaten sides. Heaslip’s injury opens the door for Leinster back-rower Jordi Murphy to step up for that all-important England clash. Press Associationlast_img read more