109, died on January 28, 2017 at University Place Nursing Center Houston, TX. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Philip Arkus. Survived by her son, Dr. Robert Arkus and his wife Bobbie Arkus, and her daughter Barbara Gollin and her husband Richard Gollin. She is survived by her grand children, Lisa Arkus and Rebecca Arkus. Sarah Velovic and husband Joe, David Gollin and wife Allison, Seth Gollin and wife Alison, Daniel Gollin and wife Jeanette. Great grandchildren, Jake, Jessica, Benjamin, Evelyn, Veda Gollin, Rachel, Joshua, Rebecca Velovic. Adele was born and raised in Bayonne, the youngest daughter of Ida and Louis Abramson. She graduated Newark Normal School and was certified as an elementary school teacher and principal in 1925 at the age of 18. She taught in the Bayonne public school system until 1941. She was married to Dr. Philip Arkus in 1937. She assisted him in his dental practice until his retirement in 1978. As well as raising her children, she was active in Hadassah and other Jewish organizations. When Philip retired they moved to Houston in 1978 and joined Congregation Beth Yeshurun. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Congregation Beth Yeshurun Hunger and Homeless fund or Houston Food Bank or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by HOUSTON JEWISH FUNERALS, 5455 Dashwood St. Bellaire, TX.
Fresco gets refreshed Hensick looks at photos of the original mural. The fresco, which was created in 1933 and rediscovered during the renovation of the Harvard Art Museums, will be on display when the museum reopens in the fall. Teri Hensick indicates an area of the mural that was restored. Teri Hensick (from right), Dina Anchin, and Kate Smith work together on the mural by Lewis W. Rubenstein and Rico Lebrun. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer On a recent afternoon, three Harvard conservators perched on ladders and scaffolding to apply final touches to an artistic treasure that has been largely unseen for decades. Soon that will change.When the renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums reopen this fall, the evocative 10- by 5-foot fresco will be displayed for all to see in a first-floor gallery.“To have the opportunity to tell the story of what is fresco — and this moment in art history, and this social statement — because we have a work like this … was important to us as a teaching museum,” said Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, about the efforts to ensure that the piece secured a visible spot in the museum’s permanent collection.The work was created in 1933 by Harvard graduate and realist painter Lewis Rubenstein and his collaborator, Italian-born artist Rico Lebrun, as a teaching tool for students eager to observe firsthand the art of fresco painting. It was completed in a fourth-floor studio in the Fogg Museum. Once that space was turned into a conservation lab, the fresco received few admirers, aside from museum employees and the occasional curious student or instructor. The public could visit the mural, but only if they knew where to find it.Now art lovers will no longer have to search for the vivid work, an example of the true fresco technique — a delicate process of applying water-based paint to wet plaster — and a dramatic reflection of the times. Soon after returning from Italy, where he had studied the painting method with Lebrun, Rubenstein took part in a hunger march on Washington in 1932. The mural’s stark images depict the plight of protesters who rallied to demand federal relief for workers and veterans during the Great Depression. The work also portrays the brutal police response.Next to an image of a truck with the words “On to Washington for jobless relief,” the fresco shows men huddling together on the ground for warmth. Nearby, two men lie side by side, struck by a stick in an anonymous hand. In another panel, a police officer on a horse holds tightly to his baton. Last week, the conservators were working with surgical precision. Conservation Fellow Dina Anchin wielded a small scalpel to gently clear a protective residue from the mural’s surface. Nearby, Kate Smith, projects painting conservator, injected a syringe containing sealant, a viscous liquid that quickly hardens and holds the crumbling plaster together, into a crack in the mural’s façade.Using a more traditional brush, Teri Hensick carefully “inpainted” small white dots on the horse’s tail with watercolor. The process, explained the museum’s conservator of paintings, is simply retouching areas that have suffered paint loss over time. “Our goal is only to fill what’s lost, not to cover any pigment that remains of the original … to make what’s left completely legible again.”Those finishing touches were some of the less complicated steps for conservators and museum staff who began work on the mural in 2010, when they had to decide how best to preserve the fresco during construction.Ultimately, they chose to extract the entire wall, including a structural beam, instead of using the riskier method of peeling the skin of the fresco away from the wall’s surface. “There are lots of different ways of moving a fresco,” said Hensick, “but we chose the least dangerous one for the work of art, which is to take the whole wall.”Preserving the delicate façade during the move was a separate matter. On the scaffolding, Hensick pointed to a shiny metal containing the organic compound cyclododecane. When heated, the crystalline material turns to a white, waxy mixture that can be then spread on a fresco’s surface.After the team members covered the fresco with cyclododecane, layers of cheesecloth, a marble seal consisting of Mylar and aluminum, and a coating of polyethylene foam, they sealed it in a plywood and steel casing. Workers then lifted the 5,000-pound wall by crane through the roof and placed it on a truck, where it was wheeled to Boston for safekeeping. In 2012, workers brought the mural wall back through the front door.When conservators removed the artwork from its casing, they watched as the cyclododecane slowly disappeared.“The really great thing about cyclododecane,” explained Hensick, “is that it sublimates away when it comes in contact with oxygen. You can’t tell that it was there, but there was a 3/8-inch layer on this for two years.”In addition to its vivid depiction of a critical time in U.S. history, the fresco is one of very few in this area, making it an important addition to the museum’s permanent display.“It’s an important, really interesting work, and for me it’s a fascinating work because it’s a fresco, and there are so few of them,” said Hensick. Although almost “no one knew it was there … now it’s completely accessible to the public.”
Tags: Girls, Scottish Open, U18 9 Mar 2018 England five will challenge for Scottish girls’ title Five players will represent England in the Scottish U18 girls’ open championship next month.They are Charlotte Heath and Nicola Slater (pictured) of Yorkshire, Thalia Kirby of Buckinghamshire, Ebonie Lewis of Gloucestershire and Caitlin Whitehead of Cumbria. All five are members of the England Golf Girls’ Squad.The championship attracts an international field and will be played over 54 holes at Monifieth Golf Club from 4-6 April.The players:Charlotte Heath, 16, (Huddersfield) and Nicola Slater, 18, (Woodsome Hall) were both in Yorkshire’s winning team at the English Women’s County Finals of 2017.Heath, Thalia Kirby, 17, (Harleyford) and Caitlin Whitehead, 15, (Kendal) were all in England’s winning U16 teams for matches against Scotland and Switzerland last season. Kirby was also runner-up in the English U16 girls’ championship.Ebonie Lewis, 17, (Long Ashton) had top ten finishes in the English girls’ and women’s championships.Image copyright Leaderboard Photography
By John BurtonRED BANK – There will be another seat to fill among the nine-member borough Board of Education, in addition to those up for this November’s election.Current Board President Carrie Ludikowski has announced she is stepping down from the board, with the Aug. 2 meeting being her last.Ludikowski, her husband and three children are relocating to North Carolina later this summer, she told The Two River Times. Ludikowski had been on the board for nine years, first being appointed to fill an unexpired term and then running and winning in three separate elections for full three-year terms.She won re-election last November and was elected board president at the board’s January re-organization meeting. She described her tenure on the board as “a labor of love.” Ludikowski said she and her husband were supporters of public school and planned to send their children to the primary school when they reached school age. She heard concerns from other parents but discovered, “They didn’t seem to know why they weren’t going to send their kids to the primary school. They just weren’t.”That response led Ludikowski to begin going to board meetings to become better informed. And that led her to participate in some board sub-committees that encouraged community members’ involvement, resulting in her initially filling a vacancy on the board. Now, “I feel I’m walking away at a high point,” for the board and district and their accomplishments in recent years, she said.The public school district has traditionally had difficulty overcoming what proponents have maintained an undeserving negative image. That, Ludikowski insisted, is now changing, especially over the last couple of years. “I think that there’s a lot more attention to what’s going on in the schools of Red Bank,” at this point, she said. “And I think it’s a benefit to all of Red Bank…I don’t think the school community has ever been this strong.” According to state statute, the board will have to advertise for replacement applications, with the board voting to fill that position. The selected applicant will serve for the 2016-17 year and will have to run in the November 2017 election for the remaining term year, should the applicant choose.There are three seats open for the November election with two incumbents, Ben Forest and Suzanne Viscomi running unopposed for their seats, according to Christine Hanlon, county clerk. Current incumbent Marjorie Lowe did not file with the county clerk’s office to run for another term.
Pan-American Games champion Fedrick Dacres dominated the discus at the Charlie Fuller Field Events Memorial on Saturday.However, it was a busy Warren Barrett Jr who had the biggest day on the expansive Manchester High School campus. Barrett continued his fine form in the shot put with a resounding win in the boys’ Class One event and competed fiercely in the men’s competition.Afterwards, the Calabar schoolboy said his main target is the World Junior Championships.He started the day with a loss in the Class One discus to schoolboy rival Sanjae Lawrence of Petersfield High.Then Dacres took centre stage. Defeated last week at the JC/Purewater meet by UWI training partner Traves Smikle, Dacres took charge in the first round with a spin of 59.20 metres and then pulled away with throws measured at 61.71 and 62.41 metres, respectively, in the second and third rounds.The 2014 Commonwealth Games finalist, Chad Wright, was second with a fourth-round mark of 58.27 metres. Smikle was third after a first throw of 57.42.”My first meet was a bit off, but I pulled it through today a bit,” said the discus ace.He expects to improve as the season goes on.”We’ve just started technique work, so I’m not really as efficient as I’d want to be right now,” he reflected.Asked about a recent knee injury, he said, “It’s getting better, but it’s not where I want to be.”With World Championships bronze medal winner O’Dayne Richards watching, Wright won an entertaining shot put with a smooth spin of 18.25 metres. Dacres edged Barrett for second by two centimetres, 17.66 to 17.64 metres.BARRETT-LAWRENCE CLASHThe Class One boys’ shot had been billed as a clash between Barrett and Lawrence, but the Calabar boy was off the mark quickly with a first-round blast of 18.47 metres.Lawrence, who put the shot 18.74 in Montego Bay on the previous Saturday, improved steadily to 17.85m, but that wasn’t even enough for second, as Kyle Mitchell hit the jackpot with a booming last-round shot of 18.48 metres.Fortunately for Barrett, he closed with big throws of 18.75 and 18.75 metres late in the competition.Barrett believes the throws against Wright and Dacres affected him in the Class One event.”It probably held back my performance in the Class One shot at 18.75, but I’m pleased, regardless,” he said when his long day of throwing was complete.”Over the World Junior qualification again, I can’t complain,” he summarised.He first surpassed the World Junior qualifying distance of 18.25 at the JC meet when he won the Class One shot with a massive last-round throw of 19.40 metres.Asked what his main target was this year, Barrett was succinct.”World Juniors 2016. World Juniors,” was his smiling response.In other events at the Memorial, Janelle Fullerton of St Jago and formerly of Edwin Allen took the girls’ Class One shot with a winning put of 14.64 metres. Tamoy Housen of XLCR won in Class Two with a best of 12.91 metres. Ardenne High’s Oggary Martin cleared exactly 2.0 metres to triumph in the boys’ Class One high jump and Faithlyn Irving of Holmwood spanned 5.19 metres to win the Class Three long jump for girls.
EL MONTE – The El Monte Police Department will soon be able to use an online crime-fighting tool that gives reports and maps detailing El Monte’s crime statistics. City officials, who approved the online service last week, said the CADmine system can provide immediate crime trend data and improve the agency’s effectiveness. “When a call is made to our dispatch system, that call gets entered into the computer-aided dispatch system and the information will then be dumped or pushed into the CADmine system, where officers or investigators will be able to view it,” El Monte police Lt. Dan Buehler said. “They’ll be able to look at crime patterns, calls for service in their reporting districts or beats and crime trends.” A senior sales executive for Corona Solutions, which owns the system, said 10 California police agencies use CADmine and that it is a cost effective way to access the data. “It gives police departments easier and quicker access to the information,” said Cindi Bierwerth. “And information is critical to the day-to-day functions of a law enforcement agency.” Buehler said the CADmine’s subscription will cost the department $12,345 per year and is based on service calls. “In 2006 El Monte answered over 81,000 calls for service,” Buehler said. “The department will be charged 15 cents per call to push the data from the computer aided dispatch system to the new CADmine system.” The Corona Police Department has used the CADmine system to identify high burglary areas and attributes their reduction of burglaries to the reporting system, said El Monte police Chief Ken Weldon. Police officials said the department has had trouble accessing information in a timely manner because of restricted resources. “We have an issue with residential burglary in a certain area of El Monte and the only way to be able to determine these problems we had to go through our crime analyst,” Buehler said. “That is one person and sometimes it can take a week or a few days to get the information if she is not in. With this system getting that information only takes a matter of minutes.” Buehler said being able to see where the crimes are happening and at what time of day will allow the department to flood those areas with additional officers and hopefully prevent crime. Buehler said the department hopes to have officers trained and using the CADmine system by March 1. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fernando Torres is on the bench for Chelsea for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho opting to start without a recognised striker.Paris St-Germain: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi. Subs: Douchez, Cabaye, Marquinhos, Digne, Rabiot, Pastore, Lucas Moura. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Schurrle.Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Ba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beck’s is pleased to announce a collaboration between its secure, web-based precision ag tool, FARMserver, and John Deere’s Operations Center in MyJohnDeere.com to improve data flow and connectivity. The collaboration will allow users the ability to seamlessly transfer data and field prescriptions between their FARMserver account and John Deere equipment.“Since the inception of FARMserver, we have worked hard to deliver a product that is not only farmer friendly and easy-to-use, but that is compatible with all colors and brands of equipment,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “We recognized data connectivity and transfer are some of the biggest obstacles for farming operations. Our partnership with John Deere enhances the user experience for our customers.”Beck’s FARMserver team identified one of the biggest pain points for farmers was the process of manually transferring agronomic data between equipment monitors and a precision ag data platform. Beck’s has worked in conjunction with John Deere to give farmers the ability to use and apply their data more efficiently.“The Operations Center open platform gives farmers the opportunity to see the performance of their operations and collaborate with agronomic and business partners to optimize their production and costs. Beck’s and John Deere share the commitment to honor data principles and enable farmers to control and manage their data. Through the Operations Center, that environment also supports farmers’ efforts to optimize their returns,” said Pat Pinkston, Vice President Technology and Information Solutions, John Deere. MyJohnDeere, a comprehensive information platform enables the management of equipment data, production data and farm operations.FARMserver customers with existing subscriptions to the Operations Center in MyJohnDeere and JDLink Connect will have the ability to create field prescriptions within their FARMserver account and automatically upload it to their equipment monitors. By allowing farmers to make changes on the fly, they can quickly adjust prescriptions or applications based on field conditions. In addition, the automatic transfer will allow users to see their data immediately and start analyzing it instead of waiting until the end of the season.For more information or to sign up for a membership, visit FARMserver.com or call 317-565-4120.
[Editor’s note: This video is spoken in German and Czech. Click the CC button for English, German or Czech subtitles.][vsw id=”HOqobTmkbbU” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the latest Geocaching.com Presents video: CITO: Hamburg to Prague. See how geocachers from two countries unite to cleanup the environment. Dozens of geocachers from Germany and the Czech Republic attended the Hamburg to Prague CITO Event in June of 2011. They cleared trash from a Prague park, including tires, discarded cables, and bags full of litter.CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out . It’s a Geocaching.com volunteer environmental effort repeated over and over again around the world by groups of geocachers each year. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to improving parks and other cache-friendly location. These volunteer efforts help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources. Find a CITO Event near you by checking out the CITO calendar.The next Geocaching.com Presents video, “A Czech Geocaching Love Story” is scheduled for released on February 14th. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 18, 2012April 18, 2012In “Cache In Trash Out”Announcing the 2014 CITO Weekend and SouvenirJanuary 26, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”6 steps to organize a Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) eventJanuary 26, 2017In “Environmental Initiatives”