Calling all artists: Orange County’s Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the Orange County Public Information OfficeOrange County Accepting Proposals through August 5thfor its Annual Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionArtists are invited to submit work for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.New this year: The theme of “Diversitastic!” has been added to this year’s exhibition. We welcome large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures, and religions.The “Diversitastic!” theme supports the inaugural FusionFest (, November 24 and 25, 2018, a free, two-day celebration in downtown Orlando, supported by Orange County Government.Deadline: Applications, resumes, images and other materials must be submitted electronically by midnight, Sunday, August 5, 2018, to Criteria: The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness, and durability.Artist Responsibilities: Selected artists must transport the artwork to the site on the specified date and install it with minimal assistance, then remove the artwork after the exhibition.Sites and Safety: While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety, and appropriateness to the site. Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers. Orlando has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.Installation: Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads.Selection Panel: Members of the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Public Art Review Board will make the selections.Honorarium: Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal.Insurance: Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location.Size: There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.Sales: Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2019.Applications: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs uses CaFÉ for its public art selection process. The full application can be found at There is no charge for artists to register with CaFÉ or submit an application.Important notes: Make sure to indicate if you are a student or emerging artist.Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. If it is not a finished work, artists need to provide information to assure the Selection Panel of what it will look like and that it will be completed and installed as designed.Timeline:Proposals due: August 5, 2018, midnightNotification of acceptance: August 10, 2018Installation timeframe: October 1 to 12, 2018Sculpture on the Lawn Opening Celebration:October 19, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Sculpture removal: October 1 to 11, 2019Email questions to: [email protected] Or call 407-836-5540.Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSOrange CountySculpture on the Lawn Previous articleThis just in: Controlled burn today at Kelly ParkNext articleA “Beary” Good Program for Orange County Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. 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Battling meningitis as a lasting memorial to Lola

first_imgFun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.Fun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.A SPECIAL fundraising event will take place in Limerick’s Greenhills Hotel on April 22 in memory of 17-month-old baby Lola Nagle.On April 15, 2015, her family’s word was turned upside down when they lost their precious little girl to meningitis. Nothing could have prepared them for the devastation that losing a child would cause and since then, they have worked relentlessly to prevent another family from going through their nightmare.By raising awareness of meningitis and raising funds for the ACT for Meningitis charity, they are working to ensure that no one faces the meningitis journey alone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Saturday April 22, Lola’s family will host the second Annual Lola’s Ball at the Greenhills Hotel in her memory. Last year’s inaugural event raised a phenomenal €16,786 and all funds from this year’s ball will once again go directly to ACT for Meningitis.“We never thought meningitis would affect us but it did,” says event organiser and Lola’s sister, Leah Melling.“We are organising this ball to remember our beautiful Lola, to raise funds, but also to raise awareness of meningitis because knowing the signs and symptoms may just save a life.“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far and would welcome any raffle prizes or donations to help make this night a massive success by logging onto”RTE’s ‘Winning Streak’ presenter Sinead Kennedy will present the Limerick event which will feature a full entertainment line up including Tiny Giants, MizDrea, Leon Anderson, Laura McLoughlin’s Fame Academy Dancers, DJ Ian McLoughlin and lots of surprises throughout the night.Tickets cost €60 or €540 for a table of ten, and are now on sale at the Greenhills Hotel, through the link or by calling Vanessa at 083 Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsBattling meningitis as a lasting memorial to LolaBy Alan Jacques – March 5, 2017 978 WhatsApp Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSACT for MeningitisfeaturedGreenhills HotellimerickLola NagleLola’s BallMeningitis Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Printcenter_img Previous articleUnique night of choral enchantment by AnúnaNext articleMarching band competition will bring 1,000 musicians to Limerick Alan Jacques Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Lotus Spends The Weekend In Oregon [A Gallery]

first_imgBeloved jamtronica outfit Lotus is riding high after the release of their Eats The Light album, and that energy was in full force over two nights across Oregon. With support from El Ten Eleven, Lotus made it count with two great nights in the Pacific Northwest, bringing along a bastion of their most beloved songs.The shows took place at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on February 10th, followed by a performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR on the 11th. From the opening notes of “Jump Off” to the final encore of “Gilded Age” in Eugene, these were two great performance!See the setlists and a full gallery by Visual Suplex, below.Setlist: Lotus | Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR | 2/10/17Set 1: Jump Off, Move Too Fast, Pachyderm, Blue Giant, Sid> Sunrain> Inspector Norse> SunrainSet 2: Cold Facts, Sodium Vapor, Neon Tubes, Behind Midwest Storefronts, Plant Your Root> Flower Sermon> Umbilical Moonset> Flower SermonEncore: Umbilical MoonriseSetlist: Lotus | McDonald Theatre | Eugene, OR | 2/11/17Set 1: Bubonic Tonic> I’ve Been A Fool (Toy Guns), Blender, Suntan, Lead Pipe> Golden Ghost> SpiritualizeSet 2: L’immeuble> Tip Of The Tongue, Philly Hit> Arupa> Massif, Kesey Seed, WaxEncore: Colorado, Gilded AgePhotography by Jordan IngleeInstagram: @visualsuplexFB: @visualsuplex Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Beware of these 6 data gaps in your lending

first_imgby: David GilbertManaging a loan portfolio is no easy task. To properly manage any loan portfolio in today’s economy, you need your data to be solid. Over the years, having worked with thousands of different data sets, we see the same issues occur over and over again. Here are 6 of the most common problems we see with guidance on how to avoid these headaches yourself.1. Not recording original collateral valueMany times when initiating a loan the loan officer fails to store the appraised value, or AVM, in the database. This is a common issue we see with many financial companies, which in turn affects their ability to get thorough analysis for loan portfolio analysis. Having the original value helps calculate migrations, values, probability of default and delinquency, and in calculating portfolio ratios. To fix this, make sure you have an original value field available to your loan officers in your L.O.S. and database. If you already have this field available, make sure you educate your lending staff to ensure this field does not get left blank.2. Failing to require senior lien balances for second position loansRaise your hand if it is a policy at your institution to always capture the balance, term, and rate of all senior liens at the application level of a second position loan. My guess is many of you put your hands down half way through the sentence. This is a complex problem that the industry at large is always trying to solve. Pulling this data from title liens or credit bureau are different methods to capture this value after the loan is made, however these methods are not always accurate. A better approach can easily be made by adjusting your processes on your front lines. Make sure you make senior lien information a requirement when your loan officers are taking any type of secondary loan application. Doing this will save you time, money, and make your analytics more accurate. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Serena voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

first_imgAll of those players won a title or titles in 2018, while Williams had to settle for just coming close a couple of times.Now 37 and a new mother facing some players who weren’t even born when she turned pro in 1995, Williams isn’t the same person who ruthlessly ran her way to 23 Grand Slam singles titles — the last of which came at the 2017 Australian Open when she was pregnant.“I’m still waiting to get to be the Serena that I was, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be that, physically, emotionally, mentally. But I’m on my way,” Williams said on the eve of the U.S. Open final. “I feel like I still have a ways to go. Once I get there, I’ll be able to play even hopefully better.”The Male Athlete of the Year will be announced Thursday.The women’s award has been won more only by Babe Didrikson Zaharias, whose six wins included one for track and five for golf.Williams’ previous times winning the AP honor, in 2002, 2009, 2013 and 2015, were because of her dominance.This one was about her perseverance.Williams developed blood clots after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1, 2017, and four surgeries would follow. She returned to the WTA Tour in March and played in just a pair of events before the French Open, where she competed in a skin-tight, full-length black catsuit . She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices.Williams didn’t win those or any other tournaments, which in every other situation might have made for a forgettable year.In 2018, it was a remarkable one.Her rapid return to tennis after a health scare following childbirth was a victory in itself, and for that, Williams was voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) Williams came up short again in New York, where her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final will be remembered best for her outburst toward chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who had penalized Williams for receiving coaching and later penalized her an entire game for calling him a “thief” while arguing.That loss leaves her one major title shy of Margaret Court’s record as she starts play next year in a WTA Tour that will look different in part because of new rules coming about after issues involving Williams. Players returning to the tour may use a “special ranking” for up to three years from the birth of a child, and the exemption can be used for seedings at big events. Also, the tour says players can wear leggings or compression shorts at its tournaments without a skirt over them.Williams insists she is still driven to play and win as much if not more than before she was a mother. That drive is the focus of a Nike ad showing her in action.“Getting this far, crazy,” it says. “Stopping now, crazier.”Williams won’t.“I’m still on the way up,” she said. “There’s still much more that I plan on doing.”The rest of the top five:Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the balance beam during the Women’s All-Around Final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Simone Biles, gymnastics . The American won four golds and six medals overall in the world championships in Qatar, giving her 20 in her career to tie Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina for the most by a female gymnast.In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo,Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale holds the trophy after defeating Mississippi State in the final of the women’s NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 61-58. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)Arike Ogunbowale, women’s basketball . She hit one jumper to knock off previously unbeaten Connecticut in the Final Four, then a 3-pointer in the championship game to lift Notre Dame over Mississippi State.Chloe Kim, snowboarding . At 17, the Californian won the halfpipe Olympic gold medal in South Korea, where her parents were from before they immigrated to the United States.In this July 28, 2017, file photo, United States’ Katie Ledecky competes in a women’s 800-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships, in Budapest, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)Katie Ledecky, swimming . The 21-year-old U.S. Olympian tuned up for the 2020 Games in Tokyo by winning five medals in the city at the Pan Pacific Championships.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: AP sports: and Williams received 93 points in balloting by U.S. editors and news directors announced Wednesday, while gymnast Simone Biles was second with 68. Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale was third, while Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim and swimmer Katie Ledecky, the 2017 winner, rounded out the top five. She said the outfit — worn partly for health reasons because of the clots — made her feel like a superhero, but her game was rarely in superstar shape. She had to withdraw in Paris because of a right pectoral injury and didn’t play again until Wimbledon, where she lost to Angelique Kerber in the final. She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams.last_img read more

2019 2nd Half Property Taxes Due October 31

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Treasurer’s OfficeThe deadline for Thurston County residents to pay their 2019 second half property taxes is Thursday, October 31, 2019.Taxpayers have three options for paying their property taxes:Online: Residents can pay online at: There is no additional charge for the electronic check payment option on-line, but there is a 2.35% transaction fee for a major credit card payment and a flat fee of $3.95 for a VISA debit card payment.In-Person: Payments can be made in person at the Treasurer’s Office or the courthouse parking lot drop box – located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building One, Olympia. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If paying by credit card there is a 2.35% transaction fee and a flat fee of $3.95 for a VISA debit card payment.Mail: Check or Money Order payments can be mailed to the Thurston County Treasurer, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA  98502. Payments made by mail must be postmarked by October 31, 2019.As required by Washington State law, penalties and interest will be charged for those who do not make their payments on time.Property owners can also sign up for Paperless Property Tax Bills so they can receive future property tax bills electronically, saving paper and postage. For those who create an account, it comes with the option to schedule your tax payment in advance of the due date and email payment reminders will be sent ahead of the due date. To learn more or sign up for this service, please visit our website at: read more

Chef Carla Hall helps raise $1.4 million for student scholarships at…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityOn November 2, more than 600 friends and alumni helped Saint Martin’s University raise over $1.4 million for student scholarships at the Saint Martin’s Gala, held on the University’s Lacey campus. This year’s Gala featured celebrity chef host Carla Hall, former co-host of ABC’s Emmy-award-winning show “The Chew” and competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars.” Hall’s energetic cooking demonstrations, entertaining banter and spirited involvement with the live auction inspired the guests to raise over $1.4 million in support of student scholarships.The black-tie celebration was the fourteenth Gala, the University’s annual signature fundraising event. Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., spoke about the event’s perennial success. “The Gala is a wonderful event and each year it helps the University raise significant funds for student scholarships. It is thanks in part to our donors, sponsors and friends of the University that we can provide exceptional financial support to our students.”As in years past, Saint Martin’s students played a major role in the event. Ahmadou Seck, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in business administration, spoke about the values he learned at Saint Martin’s before he moved to Los Angeles to become a producer. “The skills I learned at Saint Martin’s helped me survive in Los Angeles, and throughout my journey, it was important to be somebody who was a man of integrity, of good character, and humility,” said Seck “I wanted to show people that it’s possible to succeed in an industry where people think that you can succeed by doing the opposite.”Moved by Seck’s remarks, guests raised nearly $645,000 toward the University’s “Feed-a-Mind” scholarship funds.At the start of the festivities, Saint Martin’s students dressed in chef’s hats escorted Hall to the stage at Marcus Pavilion.Throughout the evening, Hall offered culinary demonstrations of the five-course gourmet dinner at the stage kitchen, custom-built and donated by Rob Rice Homes. The evening’s program included a live auction and the much-anticipated “Feed-a-Mind” paddle-raise aimed at generating scholarship funds for Saint Martin’s students.For the menu, Hall chose soul-food inspired dishes, with bold flavors and colors intended to delight the senses. The menu included smashed beet with pistachio oil and chevre, pimento cheese with a buttermilk biscuit cracker, gluten free cornbread, black eyed pea salad with smoked ham and hot sauce vinaigrette, mixed bitter greens with smoked steelhead trout, sea island shrimp and grits, slow braised pork short ribs with pickled red onion smashed potatoes, and, for dessert, pecan pie with bourbon Chantilly cream, paired with Bolivia Buena Vista coffee from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters. The savory courses were paired with specialty wines from Gala wine sponsors Maryhill Winery and Eola Hills Winery and beer from Gala beer sponsor Top Run Brewing.Several guests had the opportunity to join Hall on stage, including those whose winning bids landed them on barstools near the stage kitchen.Earlier that day, Hall arrived at Trautman Student Union Building for a meet-and-greet event with students. She shared stories about her life and career and spoke about what success means to her. “I think success means being happy,” Hall told the students.The chairs for the 2019 Saint Martin’s Gala are Pat and Helen Rants and Jay and Carla Rudd. The emeritus executive Gala chairs are Armandino ’59 and Marilyn Batali and Rick and Pam Panowicz.If you were unable to attend the Gala, or would like to make an additional gift, you can still support student scholarships by making a gift online.To view photos from the event, visit Saint Martin’s Facebook page in the next few days.The chefs for Gala 2020, to be held on Nov. 7, 2020, will be James Beard Award-winning chef and founder of the French Culinary Institute Jacques Pepin and his daughter Claudine Pepin. As part of the University’s 125th anniversary, Gala 2020 will honor the University’s namesake, Saint Martin of Tours, and his service in France. For more information about Gala 2020, visit our Gala website, SPONSOR THANK YOUSaint Martin’s University thanks the following Gala Event Sponsors:Presenting Sponsor: Bon AppétitBroadcast Media Sponsor: KCTS9Celebrity Photo Sponsor: Aurora LASIKGala Reception Sponsor: WSECUHospitality Sponsor: Columbia HospitalityPrint Sponsor: Capitol City PressPrint Media Sponsor: Showcase MagazineCoffee and Green Room Sponsor: Batdorf & Bronson Coffee RoastersHors d’oeuvres Sponsor: Anthony’s Homeport Olympia and Taylor Shellfish FarmsKitchen Sponsor: Rob Rice HomesLive Auction Sponsor: Chicago TitleValet and Silent Auction Sponsor: Hanson SubaruBeer Sponsor: Top Rung BrewingBeer Glass Sponsor: Sunset AirSpecialty Eyeglass Sponsor: Olympia Vision ClinicDrawing Sponsor: Panowicz JewelersShellfish Sponsor: Taylor Shellfish FarmsWine Sponsors: Eola Hills Winery, Maryhill Winery and Reasons WinerySaint Martin Table Sponsors: FORMA Construction and Joe and Liz WilliamsSaint Benedict Table Sponsors: ACU/America’s Credit Union; Capital West Limousines; MJR Development; The Rants Group; and Simmonds ChiropracticSaint Gertrude Table Sponsors: Armandino ’59 and Marilyn Batali, Kathy and Gordon Beecher, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty (Ken and Nancy Anderson), Commencement Bay Brokers / Lemon Family Dental, Waite ’65 and Patty Dalrymple, Thomas Dawkins, Diamond Technology Innovations / Jernigan Foundation, Great Western Supply (Dan HS’68 and Carla O’Neill), Grey Ghost, LLC, Heritage Bank, Kathleen O’Grady, Olympia Federal Savings, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, Panogiotu Pension Advisors, Panorama, Rick and Pam Panowicz, Providence Health and Services, Moss Adams LLP / Propel Insurance, John and Michelle Riel, Saint Martin’s University Nursing Department, Perry ’84 and Susan Shea, South Puget Sound Community College, Sunset Air, Inc. (Brian and Valerie Fluetsch), Thurston County Alumni Chapter, Timberland Bank, Tovani Hart, TwinStar Credit Union, US Bank, Virgil Adams Real Estatelast_img read more

BCCI chief meets IOA secretary general to wish luck before Asian Games

first_imgBCCI acting president C K Khanna on Wednesday met Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta to wish the country’s contingent for the Asian Games in Indonesia, starting Saturday.Khanna met Mehta at the IOA Bhawan in New Delhi and presented the IOA secretary general a shirt which has the colours of Indian flag.”Mr. C K Khanna wanted to wish luck to the Indian contingent, to produce a strong performance in Indonesia and bring back a rich haul of medals. It was a very nice gesture,” Mehta said.ASIAN GAMES 2018: FULL COVERAGE”This is the first time the head of BCCI came to IOA office and wish luck for the country’s performance. Mr. Khanna said the BCCI would be happy to extend help in the development of India sports.Mr C. K. Khanna (Acting President) of BCCI called on Mr Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General of Indian Olympic Association today extending good wishes for the Indian Contingent participating in the 18th #AsianGames Jakarta Palembang 2018. #TeamIndia #AllTheBest #IAmTeamIndia India (@ioaindia) August 15, 2018READ – India at Asian Games 2018: Full squadThe 2018 Asian Games will be held in Jakarta from August 18 to September 2 and 45 nations will be participating in it across 465 events from 40 sports.READ – Asian Games: A brief historySeventeen Asian Games have been held with the 2018 tournament being the 18th. So far, nine nations have hosted the Asian Games and 46 nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after their last participation in 1974.advertisementINDIA AT ASIAN GAMES 2018: DISCIPLINESChina have won the most number of medals so far in the games with 2898 and they are followed by Japan (2851) and South Korea (2058). India have 602 medals from 17 Games so far.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more