Gilded tapestries and metal sculptures by Andrew Fisher at LewAllen Galleries July 31 in Santa Fe. Courtesy/LewAllen GalleriesLewAllen Galleries News:SANTA FE — Andrew Fisher creates luminous gilded tapestries and metal sculptures that employ radiant, cascading rhythms of gridded texture and mesmerizing plays of light and color. Recognized also as a prominent, Elle Décor‐endorsed interior designer, Andrew Fisher draws on his background in metalsmithing and sculpture to create alchemical works in both two and three dimensions that inquire upon the spiritual properties of light. Illumination, an exhibition of recent work by Fisher, goes on view at LewAllen Galleries Friday, July 31, and extends through Saturday, Aug. 29 at 1613 Paseo De Peralta in Santa Fe.Working at the seam between fine art and craft, Fisher brings to his work a sophisticated approach to materials and surface. His finely detailed works glimmer with sumptuous texture, delighting the eye at close range and collecting into magnificent flourishes of silver and gold color when viewed at a distance. In his art, Fisher applies moon gold (22.5‐karat), champagne gold (23‐karat), or 24‐karat yellow gold to canvas or paper, which is then meticulously hand‐sewn in intricate arrangements that resemble mosaic floors or glowing textiles. His careful patterning retains an organic quality that conjoins this refined approach to materials with a sense of looseness that evokes the memory of the artist’s hand.While wall‐hanging art is a focal point of his practice, Fisher’s oeuvre also features dramatic sculptures in steel and brass—also gilded with 24‐karat gold—that mirror his interest in materials and processes outside of the typical domain of fine art. Libro, for example, is a mesmerizing, book‐like sculptural work made from materials such as steel mesh, paper, and gold leaf. The work suggests perhaps a kind of holy text—or illuminated manuscript—for our contemporary world.Across the body of work included in Illumination is a profound meditative quality engendered through Fisher’s use of sacred geometry and iconographic designs, obliquely evoking various religious symbols. Not unlike the feeling of spirituality found in the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Fisher’s art has the capacity to provoke a calming and transformative feeling of beauty.Living and working in San Francisco and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Andrew Fisher earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Sculpture, Drawing, and Metal Arts from the California College of the Arts. He has achieved wide recognition for his achievements in interior design, including recognition from Elle Décor, which included his firm Fisher Weisman in its A‐List of the world’s top designers.
Rochelle LopezNMSP News:ALBUQUERQUE — At approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, a New Mexico State Police Officer on patrol in Albuquerque initiated a traffic stop on a blue Chevrolet pickup truck with two occupants driving with no taillights on Carlisle near I-40.The truck failed to stop for the officer, and a pursuit ensued. The suspects took officers on a lengthy pursuit west on I-40 to Coors and onto Atrisco. Officers set up tire deflation devices near Central and Atrisco and were able to deflate the left front tire of the vehicle. Cory GabrielleWith one flat tire, the suspects tried to get back on I-40 by driving east in the wrong direction on the westbound I-40 on-ramp.NMSP officers performed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) to stop the suspects from traveling the wrong way on I-40. After the PIT the suspects rammed one of the State Police units and started traveling west on westbound I-40. The pursuit continued west from Albuquerque toward Gallup. Officers again deployed a tire deflation device near mile marker 118 on I-40. With both front tires now deflated the suspects doubled back on east I-40 to head back toward Albuquerque. The suspects continued to flee officers on bare front rims. With metal and sparks from the suspect vehicle showering the NMSP units with debris, the suspects began to fire a weapon out of the back window at officers. At about mile marker 128 the pursuit came to a conclusion when the vehicle stopped, and the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.After a short foot pursuit, they were both taken into custody by State Police officers. The driver was identified as Cory Gabrielle, 39, of Albuquerque. He was booked into the Metro Detention Center for the following crimes:Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle (30-03-08(B) a Felony)Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (5 Counts) (30-03-02(A) a Felony)Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer (30-22-01.1(A) a Felony)Receiving or Transferring Stolen Motor Vehicles (30-16D-04(A) a Felony)Resisting, Evading or Obstructing an Officer (30-22-01(B) a Misdemeanor) The passenger was identified as Rochelle Lopez, 28, of Albuquerque. She was booked into the Metro Detention Center on the following crimes: Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2 Counts) (30-03-03(A) a Felony)Assault with Intent to Commit a Violent Felony (30-03-02(A) a Felony)Resisting, Evading or Obstructing an Officer (30-22-01(C) a Misdemeanor)“I’m disgusted by the recent displays of violence towards my officers, this is a stark reminder of the dangers they face every day,” NMSP Chief Tim Johnson said. “That being said, I could not be more proud of the courage and bravery exhibited by my officers during these encounters.”This incident resulted in two State Police patrol units being hit by gunfire, one with a gunshot through the front windshield and into the center console, and one with a gunshot in the front grille and lower front of the unit. A State Police unit also was disabled by the suspect ramming the officer. No officers or suspects were injured in the pursuit. This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.
St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 Globally, WHO has reported as on Tuesday morning Geneva time, 16,301,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 650,069 deaths. (United Nations News) The COVID-19 virus is likely not impacted by the changing seasons like other respiratory diseases, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, before urging much greater respect for physical distancing measures to stop it spreading. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… ‘You cannot fight a fire blindfolded’: WHO chief blasts slow virus testing response(United Nations News) “The most effective way to prevent infections and save lives, is breaking the chains of transmission. And to do that, you must test and isolate”, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at Monday’s COVID-19 press briefing, held at the UN health agency’s headquarters in Geneva: “Once again,…March 17, 2020In “CARPHA”St. Kitts-Nevis Moves Into Complete Lock-Down For Three DaysBasseterre, St. Kitts, March 31, 2020 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has (ramped) up its measures by implementing a complete lock-down for three days to further protect citizens and residents from the spread of the COVID-19 virus popularly known as the Novel Coronavirus. “The Cabinet of Ministers…March 31, 2020In “CARICOM”WHO Chief Points to ‘Green Shoots of Hope’ in COVID-19 PandemicThe UN’s top official also commended nations in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, which took early action to suppress the virus. (United Nations News) Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO)…August 11, 2020In “CARPHA”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… “The season does not seem to be affecting the transmission of this virus”, said Dr. Margaret Harris, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson, highlighting many people’s “fixed” belief to the contrary. “What is affecting the transmission is mass gatherings, it’s people coming together, and people not social distancing, not taking the precautions to ensure they are not in close contact.” Read more at: United Nations News Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020
Cooper Tire’s Kathleen Slocum has been recognized with a 2019 STEP Ahead Award for demonstrating excellence and leadership in manufacturing. The Manufacturing Institute has recognized Kathleen Slocum, Senior Manager, Corporate Quality for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award for 2019. Slocum is among 130 women nationally who earned the honor this year from a field of hundreds of nominees.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe STEP Ahead Awards program, now in its seventh year, recognizes women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to senior executive leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards are part of a larger STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent.On April 11, winners of the STEP Ahead Award will be recognized at a reception in Washington, D.C., where honorees’ stories will be highlighted, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing as well as their roles in the community. Slocum, one of seven Cooper employees to receive this honor over the past four years, will attend this event along with members of Cooper’s senior executive leadership team.“Kathleen is a hands-on leader who has made meaningful contributions to Cooper. She has dedicated her career to manufacturing and works directly with our plants to implement important quality initiatives. Her extensive technical experience, particularly in the field of tire uniformity, supports Cooper’s commitment to high quality products,” said Brad Hughes, Cooper’s president and CEO. “On behalf of everyone at Cooper, I congratulate Kathleen and wish her continued success.”AdvertisementSlocum joined Cooper in 2016 with nearly 20 years of experience in manufacturing, with specialization in tire uniformity. She is responsible for ensuring consistent quality by developing and implementing global manufacturing quality systems and leading continuous improvement activities related to variation reduction and quality improvement. A Canadian immigrant to the U.S., Slocum is active at Cooper and within the local Findlay, Ohio, community, serving as a member of the Cooper Women’s Network, the Findlay Art League and the Findlay International Club. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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Belgium’s Zeebrugge terminal is expected to receive a cargo of liquefied natural gas from the world’s largest producer of the fuel, Qatar.Awilco LNG’s 156,000 cbm WilPride departed from the Qatari port of Ras Laffan on January 28, and is set to dock at the Fluxys-operated terminal’s jetty around February 15, shipping data reveals.The Zeebrugge terminal that mostly imports liquefied natural gas from Qatar has an annual throughput capacity of nine billion cubic meters of natural gas.A second LNG jetty is currently being built for both loading and unloading at the LNG terminal. Starting this year, it will be able to accommodate ships with a capacity of between 2,000 and 217,000 cbm of LNG. LNG World News Staff
The judiciary must ‘come off the bench’ and speak out about the ‘parlous state of family law in 2009’, Lord Justice Wall has said. Speaking at the Association of Lawyers for Children conference, the Court of Appeal judge said ‘the time has come when the historical and indeed instinctive judicial reluctance to go public over matters properly within our sphere of activity must come to an end’. He added: ‘We must say what we think, and if we feel that the exercise of our proper functions is being impeded by anyone or anything, we should say so, loud and clear, and in plain language.’ Wall said the family justice system was made up of ‘conscientious individuals who are doing their best for the children they serve, often – indeed commonly – with wholly inadequate resources’. He added: ‘Family practitioners have striven to cut costs and delays. We have pared ourselves to the bone… Government must realise that, if it fails to properly fund the system, there will undoubtedly be greater delays, poorer justice, too few judges, and many litigants in person left to struggle on their own. ‘If you double the workload but leave the number of judges and sitting days the same, delays will increase… It is the children who will suffer.’ Wall noted that the senior judiciary had a detailed knowledge of family justice. He added: ‘By contrast, I have to say, I have lost count of the junior ministers in the various departments dealing with children since I began to practise in 1969. ‘And how many of them, I ask rhetorically, have ever actually practised family law or know anything about the stresses and strains of practice? ‘Even now, while practitioners recognise the interdisciplinary nature of family justice and legislate by good practice for cooperation between its various strands, legislative provision for children remains divided between different departments of state.’ Wall added that the judiciary does not ‘engage in politics’ or ‘score political points’. He said: ‘We adhere to the fiction that parliament controls the executive, even though we know that in reality it is the other way round.’ Wall noted that in voicing his concerns he was following the lead of Sir Mark Potter, president of the family division, who was not afraid of ‘coming off the bench and speaking his mind’.
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Full screen The project for navigation and ecosystem restoration, is part of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project authorised by Section 1001(40) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Funding for the construction contracts was approved for funding on May 17, 2011 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of its 2011 work plan for the Army Civil Works programme. The Projects will result in the extension of La Quinta Ship Channel by approximately 1.4 miles (2.24 km); the construction of an ecosystem restoration feature; as well as the creation of a beneficial use site. Extending the La Quinta Ship Channel will allow economic benefits to be achieved while enhancing the economy of the region by providing deep channel access to the Port’s proposed multipurpose/container facility. The Ecosystem Restoration component to be constructed near Ingleside-on-Bay, Texas, USA, will consist of an offshore rock breakwater and shore protection and will protect and enhance approximately 45 acres (18.21 ha) of seagrass habitat. In addition, the improvements include the construction of approximately 200 acres (80.94 ha) of shallow water habitat created by the beneficial use of dredged material.The costs of the projects will be shared between the port and the Federal government. “As we continue to develop strategic business partnerships with countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, the dredging of the La Quinta Channel extension, along with the enhancement of the port’s relationship with the Panama Canal Authority two weeks ago, is a key infrastructure component towards diversification of cargo efforts. It will support the linking of our port with ports in Asia and the Pacific Ocean,” said Mike Carrell, chairman of Port Commission.La Quinta Trade Gateway Terminal (Project) is a major component of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority’s long-term development plan. Located on a 1,100 acre (445.15 ha) greenfield site on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay, when completed, this fully permitted project will provide a state-of-the-art multi-purpose dock and container facility. Project features consist of the Federal extension of the La Quinta Ship Channel, construction of three berth ship dock with nine ship-to-shore cranes, 180 acres of container/cargo storage yard, an intermodal rail yard, and over 400 acres (161.87 ha) for on-site distribution and warehouse centres. The facility will have the capacity to handle approx. 1 million teu per annum.
MZOXOLO BUDAZAThis year’s Metropolitan under-19 Premier Cup trophy may have gone to Pretoria’s Supersport United after they beat Ajax 1-0 in the final, in Belhar on Monday, but Cape Town players had played a major role in that victory.Former Silver Spurs and Ajax junior winger, Safwan Hendricks, former Santos under-19 captain Fagrie Lakay and former Hellenic and Milano defender Riyaaz Ismail were brilliant in their respective positions as Supersport marched to victory at this year’s competition.Lakay was named top goal-scorer of the tournament after finding the back of the net seven times en route to the final.Ismail was solid at the back for his side while Hendricks caused serious problems for their opponents down the left flank.The final between Ajax and Supersport had all the characteristics of junior football at its best as both sets of players showed good understanding of the game.Neither of the two sides were favourites going to this match as they had been equally impressive throughout the competition. Ajax booked their spot in the final after beating newcomers Ikapa Sporting 3-0 in the semi final while Supersport had to fight hard for their 1-0 victory over fellow PSL side Bidvest Wits, in their semi final match. The final started off on a high note, with both sides showing good touches on the ball. Ajax were the first to get a real scoring chance but the upright came to Supersport’s rescue. That seemed to be the wake up call they needed, as they responded immediately but, with Ajax defence taking no prisoners and goalkeeper Darren Johnson making spectacular saves, were unable to convert their chances into goals. Tackles were also coming fast and furious as both sets of players left nothing to chance. In the engine room, it was the battle of the number 10 as Ajax’s Masilake Phohlongo and Supersport’s Maluleke fought hard for control of the territory. The two teams went to the half-time break with the score at 0-0.The second half also started on a high note with Supersport finding the back of the net through Nelson Maluleke after great work from the right flank. The visitors were now asking questions ,with Lakay pestering the defence but, Ajax captain Shane Saralina, who was later named player of the tournament, was solid at the back. And, when Supersport were able to stretch the Ajax defence, Johnson was able to read the situation. Running out of time, Ajax brought in play-maker Luthando Mateza and, soon had Supersport on the back foot. They pressed hard for the equaliser but just couldn’t get anything past goalkeeper Mondli Mpoto, who was later named goalie of the tournament. Mpoto made one spectacular save after another to keep his side in the game. The Pretoria side tried to catch Ajax on a counter with Hendricks and Lakay causing most of the trouble up front. Although nothing came of that , the Urban Warriors had to settle for second best. Ismail, Lakay and Hendricks all agreed it meant a lot to come back home and win the tournament. Hendricks, from Tafelsig said the fact that this was his first time taking part in the competition made the victory even more special him.“I can’t describe the feeling but I can tell you that we came here with a plan, that plan was to win the competition and that’s what we did. It was not easy but the guys fought for each other throughout the competition,” he said.“That’s one of the most important things I’ve learnt here at Supersport, that the team is more important than any player. We have to work together for the benefit of the team and that’s what we did in this competition,” said the former Silver Spurs winger.Ismail and Lakay, veterans in this competition having been there before, agreed. Ismail, a former South African under-17 international, represented the country in last year’s Fifa under-17 World Cup in Chile. He also played for Hellenic in the 2015 edition of the Premier Cup.He said their side had to keep their cool under pressure to win this year’s competition.“The coaches told us to go there and give it our best and we were able to do that. The final was tough as Ajax strikers came hard at us but we were able to hold our nerve,” he said. Lakay’s last outing in the Premier Cup was when he played for Santos Academy in 2014. Captaining the People’s Team, he was instrumental in his side’s inspired run in that year’s Premier Cup. He almost single-handedly took his side to the quarter finals before losing to eventual champions Ajax Cape Town 5-4 on penalties.He said finally winning the competition was special. This, he said, was because he tried hard to win every competition he played in. “This competition was no different and the coach told us to take it one game at a time. The team played well throughout the competition and teamwork pulled us through difficult situations,” he said. 1 of 3