Glass Coverage – Avto Insurance http://avtoinsurance.net/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:31:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://avtoinsurance.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-140x136.png Glass Coverage – Avto Insurance http://avtoinsurance.net/ 32 32 GVSU Men’s Basketball Downed by Missouri-St. Louis https://avtoinsurance.net/gvsu-mens-basketball-downed-by-missouri-st-louis/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:31:48 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/gvsu-mens-basketball-downed-by-missouri-st-louis/ ST. LOUIS — The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team dropped its opening game of the UMSL Thanksgiving Classic at Missouri-St. Louis, 78-66, Tuesday afternoon inside the Mark Twain Building. Britain’s Harris led the Lakers (2-3) with 12 points. Harris went 5 for 9 from the field and assisted on two buckets. Ethan Alderink led […]]]>

ST. LOUIS — The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team dropped its opening game of the UMSL Thanksgiving Classic at Missouri-St. Louis, 78-66, Tuesday afternoon inside the Mark Twain Building.

Britain’s Harris led the Lakers (2-3) with 12 points. Harris went 5 for 9 from the field and assisted on two buckets. Ethan Alderink led GVSU in rebounding with seven boards. Marius Grazulis, who was making his first start of the season, scored 10 points and also blocked two shots.

The Lakers had a strong first half and led 32-31 at halftime. The Tritons (4-0) won the game with a strong second-half shooting performance.

After:GVSU coach on defeat in home opener: ‘We fought’

Harris led the way with seven points in the first half, making three of his four first-half shot attempts. Alderink grabbed five rebounds in the first half, and Daniel Kiely and Ben Karbe each had four rebounds in the first half.

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Nancy Pelosi announces she won’t run for executive, marking the end of an era – KION546 https://avtoinsurance.net/nancy-pelosi-announces-she-wont-run-for-executive-marking-the-end-of-an-era-kion546/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:55:45 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/nancy-pelosi-announces-she-wont-run-for-executive-marking-the-end-of-an-era-kion546/ By Alex Rogers, Annie Grayer and Manu Raju, CNN House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she would step down from her leadership position, after leading House Democrats for two decades, building a legacy as one of the most powerful figures and most polarizing in American politics. Pelosi, the first and only woman to serve […]]]>

By Alex Rogers, Annie Grayer and Manu Raju, CNN

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she would step down from her leadership position, after leading House Democrats for two decades, building a legacy as one of the most powerful figures and most polarizing in American politics.

Pelosi, the first and only woman to serve as speaker, said she would continue to serve in the House, giving the next generation the chance to lead House Democrats, who will be in the minority next year despite a better than expected. midterm election results.

“I will not be seeking re-election to the Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” Pelosi said in the House chamber. “For me, the time has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that I respect so deeply, and I am grateful that so many people are ready and willing to take on this enormous responsibility.”

Pelosi, 82, rose to the top of the House Democratic caucus in 2002, after leading many members of her party against a resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq. She then guided the Democrats as they rode the waves of popular opinion, seeing their power rise to a 257-seat majority after the 2008 election, eventually crashing to a 188-seat minority, then back up again. .

His political career has been marked by an extraordinary ability to understand and overcome these political shifts, keeping the conflicting factions of his party together in passing major legislation. She won the President’s gavel twice – after the 2006 and 2018 elections – and lost it after the 2010 elections.

Lately, she has led a string of achievements with one of the thinnest party splits in history, passing a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package last year and a $750 bill. billion on health care, energy and climate in August.

Her legislative victories in the Biden era cemented her reputation as one of the most successful party leaders in Congress. During the Obama administration, Pelosi was instrumental in passing the massive economic stimulus bill and the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which provides health care coverage to more than 35 million of Americans.

“The wishes of my family and the wishes of my caucus”

The longtime Democratic leader told CNN’s Dana Bash on ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday that members of her caucus had asked her to ‘consider’ running for the leadership of the party in the fall. end of the month, adding: “But, again, just pass the election.

Any decision to run again, Pelosi said, “is about the family, as well as my colleagues and what we want to do is move forward in a very unified way as we move forward to prepare for Congress. coming “.

“Nevertheless, the stake is important because we will be in a presidential election. So my decision will again be rooted in the wishes of my family and the wishes of my caucus,” she continued. “But none of that will really be factored in until we see what the outcome of all of that is. And there are all kinds of ways to exert influence.

Pelosi had told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview earlier this month that the violent attack on her husband in late October would impact her decision-making for her political future.

Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer at the couple’s San Francisco home by a man, authorities said. The assailant, according to court documents, was looking for the Speaker of the House.

A historical legacy

Pelosi is a towering figure in American politics with a historic legacy of breaking glass ceilings as the first and so far only woman to serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

She was first elected president in 2007 and served in that role until 2011, when Democrats lost control of the House. In 2019, she was again elected president after Democrats won the House back from Republicans.

A small but vocal faction of Democrats initially worked to derail Pelosi’s bid to become the next speaker after the 2018 midterm elections, but eventually won the votes needed to reclaim the title. Before the final vote, Pelosi deployed her negotiating skills and brokered a deal with some of the Democrats who had lobbied to keep her from speaking. As part of the deal, Pelosi backed a proposal to enact term limits for the party’s top three leaders. The 2018 deal was an informal deal, however, and caucus rules were never changed, placing time limits on its tenure.

Pelosi was first elected to the House in 1987, when she won a special election to take up a seat representing California’s 5th congressional district. Over the years, she earned a reputation as a powerful and fearsome leader of House Democrats who wielded considerable influence and a tight grip on her caucus members.

She has also been a fierce opponent of Republicans in Congress and the White House, and Republicans have made her a top target of their party’s critics.

When she was first elected president, Pelosi reflected on the significance of the event and what it meant for women in the United States.

“This is a historic moment,” she said in a speech after accepting the speaker’s gavel. “This is a historic moment for Congress. This is a historic moment for American women.

This story was updated with additional developments on Thursday.

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CNN’s Clare Foran, Daniella Diaz, Ashley Killough and Sonnet Swire contributed to this report.

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BC Supreme Court reaffirms low bar to trigger insurer’s duty to defend https://avtoinsurance.net/bc-supreme-court-reaffirms-low-bar-to-trigger-insurers-duty-to-defend/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:02:15 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/bc-supreme-court-reaffirms-low-bar-to-trigger-insurers-duty-to-defend/ KBK No. 11 Ventures Ltd. vs. XL Insurance Company Ltd, 2022 BCSC 1652 reaffirms that the threshold for triggering the duty to defend is low, requiring only a mere possibility of coverage based on the allegations contained in the pleadings. KBK also reminds insurers that when it is impossible, at the pleading stage, to determine […]]]>

KBK No. 11 Ventures Ltd. vs. XL Insurance Company Ltd, 2022 BCSC 1652 reaffirms that the threshold for triggering the duty to defend is low, requiring only a mere possibility of coverage based on the allegations contained in the pleadings. KBK also reminds insurers that when it is impossible, at the pleading stage, to determine what is or is not covered, the obligation to defend will apply with respect to all claims against an insured.

KBK involves five underlying lawsuits over alleged shortcomings with Vancouver’s tallest building – the Shangri-La Hotel. Various unit owners in the building have sued the developers and contractors who constructed the building, alleging deficiencies in the curtain wall system covering its exterior. The defects would have resulted in fogging, cracking and spontaneous shattering of the glass. Deficiency claims sought damages for, among other things, the cost of repairing and replacing defective items, and consequential damage to building units and the property of individual owners.

The defendant developers and contractors requested coverage under a comprehensive liability insurance policy. The insurer, XL Insurance, denied that it had a duty to defend impairment claims based on an amended exclusion of “your work”, which excluded “”Material damage” to that particular part of “your work” that caused the “event” and included in the “risk of completed operations”.”.

“Your work” has been defined as “Work or operations carried out by you or on your behalf”; and “Materials, parts or equipment supplied as part of these works or operations“, including “warranties or representations made at any time regarding the suitability, quality, durability or performance of any of the items included”. XL argued that because the insureds were developers or general contractors, their “work” applied to the entire construction of the building and was therefore fully covered by the “your work” exclusion. In other words, nothing could be covered given the extent of the role of policyholders in construction.

The Court rejected XL’s position and agreed with the developers and contractors that the governing law of the Supreme Court of Canada (for example, in Progressive Homes Ltd. vs. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada2010 SCC 33 and Lombard General Insurance v. Canadian Surety Company2012 BCSC 526) required the “that particular part of “your job”» the wording of the exclusion must make sense. These words reflect an intention to divide the insured’s work into its component parts: coverage for the repair of defective components would be excluded, while coverage for resulting damage would not.

In the deficiency claims, the pleadings alleged that fogging and cracking were “manifestations” of defective workmanship. The claims also referred to damage to individual property in the condominium units. These allegations asserted claims for resulting damages and were broad enough to trigger XL’s duty of defense. In addition, the duty to defend applied to all claims because it was impossible, at the pleading stage, to distinguish covered claims from excluded claims. The eventual trial of the underlying actions may well determine what is or is not covered by the policy. But in the meantime, the pleadings have triggered an obligation to defend all claims. XL was ordered to defend the policyholders and reimburse them for the defense costs incurred to date.

Carry

KBK reaffirms that the threshold for triggering a duty to defend is low. It does not matter that the allegations contained in the pleadings can be proven by evidence. The duty to defend does not depend on whether the insured is actually liable and whether the insurer is actually liable to indemnify. A mere possibility that a claim falls within coverage is sufficient.

Moreover, only where it is disengage that a claim is not covered by coverage or is otherwise excluded, can an insurer deny the obligation to defend such claims. But as the Court concluded in KBK, it may not be possible to delineate what is or is not covered at the pleading stage. Barring a trial or other evidence being uncovered, insurers should carefully consider the allegations in the pleadings and policy wording at issue before denying their duty to defend.

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The 5 best plays of Friday’s Celtics-Nuggets game https://avtoinsurance.net/the-5-best-plays-of-fridays-celtics-nuggets-game/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:45:10 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/the-5-best-plays-of-fridays-celtics-nuggets-game/ The best five plays of Friday’s Celtics-Nuggets game feature a two-on-one with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ending badly for defense and the relentless pursuit of Payton Pritchard on the offensive glass. There’s also Luke Kornet’s block leading to two points at the rim for Tatum, and he and Brown illustrating what happens when a […]]]>

The best five plays of Friday’s Celtics-Nuggets game feature a two-on-one with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ending badly for defense and the relentless pursuit of Payton Pritchard on the offensive glass.

There’s also Luke Kornet’s block leading to two points at the rim for Tatum, and he and Brown illustrating what happens when a good offense beats a quality defense.

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Toledo emerges victorious over Ball State in punt-fest 28-21 https://avtoinsurance.net/toledo-emerges-victorious-over-ball-state-in-punt-fest-28-21/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 06:22:29 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/toledo-emerges-victorious-over-ball-state-in-punt-fest-28-21/ On the surface, a 28-21 ball game suggests a decent level of execution by offenses. But in reality, Tuesday night at the Glass Bowl was an exhibition between two bettors trading blows in a draw, waiting on an attack to land a final punch. With 1:18 remaining, Toledo finally seized the opportunity. Quarterback Dequan Finn […]]]>

On the surface, a 28-21 ball game suggests a decent level of execution by offenses. But in reality, Tuesday night at the Glass Bowl was an exhibition between two bettors trading blows in a draw, waiting on an attack to land a final punch.

With 1:18 remaining, Toledo finally seized the opportunity. Quarterback Dequan Finn connected with tight end Jamal Turner in the flat, and Turner beat Ball State to the corner of the end zone for the touchdown. That tiebreaking scoreline gave Toledo (7-3, 5-1 MAC) a 28-21 win over Ball State (5-5, 3-3 MAC).

While maintaining an undefeated Glass Bowl record, Toledo sits authoritatively in the driver’s seat for his first appearance in the MAC Championship game since 2017. If Northern Illinois beats Western Michigan on Wednesday night, the Rockets will officially punch their ticket to Detroit for a shot at the conference title.

Before the celebration took place in the Toledo dressing room, there were plenty of attacking trivia in this game. Ball State and Toledo combined to kick 22 times, and there was a second field position battle where the teams traded nine consecutive punts – and more than half of those punts concluded a three and a withdrawal. Toledo threw 10 times for 336 yards, while Ball State produced more punting yards than offensive yards by a 478-281 margin.

The punting spectacle was finally interrupted by Finn’s game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Just before sending the game-winning touchdown strike, Finn delivered a 22-yard clutch pass to Jerjuan Newton to overcome a 1-and-20 set up by a holding penalty. It was the first game back from injury for the quarterback, who had missed the previous game against Eastern Michigan. The rejuvenated Finn completed 21 of 38 attempts for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the win, setting his season-high in passing yards.

Ball State’s offense was certainly more one-dimensional than Toledo’s. The Cardinals were in control for most of the night, never trailing from the end of the first quarter until the final 78 seconds. Ball State’s early success was primarily due to the heroism of running back Carson Steele. For the second week in a row, the true sophomore broke his career high in the racing department. The 6’1”, 215 powerhouse smashed a host of tackles en route to a 198-yard performance. His ability to break tackles was on full display on his three touchdowns.

On his third touchdown at 12:32 in the third quarter — Ball State’s final score of the night — Steele rushed for 171 yards on 18 attempts. But Toledo’s defense made the necessary adjustments to limit MAC’s first rusher, stuffing the box for the rest of the game and forcing Ball State to throw. Steele rushed for just 27 yards on his last 10 carries, but Ball State’s passing offense was never established as a result of the Rockets’ well-executed defensive strategy.

Quarterback John Paddock completed 13 of 35 passes for 94 yards in the loss. His final accomplishment was a 28-yard strike off tight end Brady Hunt to propel Ball State into Toledo territory at the last minute. That pass was the Cardinals’ only 20-plus-yard completion all night. However, they weren’t able to capitalize on that play, and Paddock threw an interception to strong Toledo safety Maxen Hook on a 4th and 18 do-or-die with the result on the line.

Ball State’s passing game didn’t get any help from its generally strong offensive line. Going into Wednesday, the Cardinals allowed just eight sacks in nine games, but five were given up to a skillful pass from Toledo on Tuesday night. Neither Rocket brought down the quarterback multiple times, but rather it was a balanced effort from a myriad of defenders. But when a play was needed most in Ball State’s last practice, star rusher Jamal Hines delivered a monumental sack to take his career total to 20.5, putting the Cardinals in an unlikely 4th-and-18 spot.

Toledo’s pass rush and coverage was a shining example of mutualism. While the pass rush showed its numbers in the backfield, defensive backs thrived in coverage. Ball State passed at a 37% clip, and deflections played a big part in making that low number. Cornerback Quinyon Mitchell got his hands on three assists, while Hook interrupted two assists before his decisive interception.

The Rockets’ defensive win brought their win total to seven, tying the program’s most successful season since their 2017 MAC title run. second time in the Jason Candle era. The Rockets return to the Glass Bowl for another game next Tuesday, where their heated rivalry with Bowling Green takes place.

Ball State was unable to clinch bowl eligibility on Tuesday night despite never trailing in the second half until the final two minutes. The Cardinals need one more win to secure a playoff bid for the third straight year. In order to lock in that feat, they will challenge Ohio and Miami (OH) in the coming weeks in hopes of a happier outcome.

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The Column: Nothing is lost in translation https://avtoinsurance.net/the-column-nothing-is-lost-in-translation/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 11:08:26 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/the-column-nothing-is-lost-in-translation/ People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, the saying goes. The proverb can even apply to newspapers, which sometimes like to preach what they don’t always practice in their own newsrooms or coverage. In the area of ​​accessibility, however, The Sun has taken a step in the right direction by launching its new […]]]>

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, the saying goes. The proverb can even apply to newspapers, which sometimes like to preach what they don’t always practice in their own newsrooms or coverage.

In the area of ​​accessibility, however, The Sun has taken a step in the right direction by launching its new e-Publishing newspaper platform, which includes a translation component.

When a subscriber clicks on a story, a translation feature can also be selected, instantly translating the story into the reader’s chosen language. Nearly 150 world languages ​​- from Afrikaans to Zulu – are represented.

This level of accessibility to local news is an important step because Lowell is still an immigrant town. The gateway city is home to the country’s second largest enclave of Cambodian refugees and their descendants.

According to the 2020 U.S. Census, Lowell’s population of nearly 111,000 is approximately 49% white, 23% Asian, 19% Latino, and 7% black, and of those numbers there are populations whose mother tongue is not English.

Executive Director Diego Leonardo of the Latinx Community Center for Empowerment, noted that “there are 33 different countries in Latin America that are represented in the city of Lowell”.

State Representative Vanna Howard said Lowell High School is home to 72 different languages ​​and the city itself represents dozens of immigrant communities who come to Massachusetts and learn English.

Within these demographics, communities could speak Khmer, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Greek, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, Indonesian and more, all of which are part of the new translation platform on The Sun’s e-Edition . Subscribers will be able to read the newspaper in the language of their choice.

The service is possible thanks to Google Translate, a multilingual neural machine translation service developed by technology company Google in 2006.

The topic of accessibility is a recurring topic with Lowell City Council. At her July meeting, City Councilor Rita Mercier pressed City Manager Tom Golden on the progress of installing a language kiosk in the lobby of City Hall.

“I made this motion many, many months ago,” Mercier said. “We need some kind of phone line for interpretation because we have at least 70 languages ​​in the city. We will keep talking about it, and one day we will finally get it.

The Bajuncol dance group performs outside Lowell City Hall during a Colombian flag raising ceremony on July 20. (Julia Malakie/Lowell Sun)

That day may come soon. As part of the social impact programs section of the city’s American Rescue Act plan allocation budget, $1 million has been allocated for translation services and improved communications for city operations. The ARPA plan is available online in Spanish, Portuguese and Khmer.

While a stand-alone translation kiosk at City Hall is a useful tool, at a minimum, the administration could commission the Department of Management Information Systems to implement a plug-in, ready-to-use translation service. jobs on the city’s website.

To review available options, the city can contact the Lowell Community Health Center, Community Teamwork Inc., Lowell Housing Authority, Middlesex Community College, or U.S. Representative Lori Trahan’s website, all of which have the “select” plugin. language”. at the top of their home pages.

LCHC’s technology even includes a chat bot, where users can ask questions and be directed to resources.

Communication tools are essential for navigating city services for voters and small businesses whose first language is not English.

True, The Sun has yet to provide the translation service on its website, but the electronic subscription edition is a step in that direction.

The technology is already there to make city services, public information and resources available at the fingertips of a voter or reader.

Chelmsford awaits second DLR hearing in union dispute

THE CHELMSFORD Select Board met for the third time on Thursday to discuss City Manager Paul Cohen’s alleged involvement in contract negotiations and arbitration with the Chelmsford Senior Officers Association, as well as other findings of ‘An investigation by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations, released September 29, 2019. 6.

The DLR has yet to issue a decision on the second of two cases between the city and the union, which involves a draft memorandum of understanding that the union claims Cohen misinterpreted during discussions with the Select Board.

The select committee rejected the award of the contract in executive session.

In the shortest possible board meeting, at just under 20 minutes, the board considered delaying their discussions – and a possible disciplinary hearing – until the results of the second case are known. .

Vice President Ken Lefebvre said it might be “wise to do all of this at once rather than piecemeal”, and Clerk George Dixon and Members Mark Carota and Pat Wojtas agreed.

When given the chance to share his contribution, Cohen was honest.

“I’d rather you dismissed the question, quite frankly,” Cohen said, “if you ask my opinion.”

Initially, the city wanted to combine the two hearings, Cohen said, but the union opposed it. Although he doesn’t know when the case will be decided and what they will find, he said he would like to “do without this case”.

City attorney Joe Fair said the discussion process could remain open and the second ruling could prove informative.

But Cohen suggested the second hearing was unrelated to their current conversations, hence why they were separate hearings. He seemed frustrated with the council’s somewhat circular conversations.

September 29, 2022 - The Chelmsford Select Board is holding a special meeting to discuss complaints against City Manager Paul Cohen.  From left to right, Cohen and some board members Pat Wojtas and Ken Lefebvre.  JULIA MALAKIE/SUN LOWELL
Chelmsford City Manager Paul Cohen, left, speaks at a special September 29 board meeting to discuss complaints against him. Council members Pat Wojtas, center, and Ken Lefebvre, right, listen. (JULIA MALAKIE/SUN LOWELL)

“It’s hard to get through, and it’s taking my time, it’s taking your time, it’s taking city resources, and now it’s dragging.” The uncertainty remains,” Cohen said. “Now we are moving into an uncertain future with an undetermined outcome. If so, so be it.”

It’s been two months since the first decision was made, Cohen added, and they resolved the contract issue last month at the town meeting, where they approved funding of $420,487.

Cohen said his intent and actions, as well as the “lack of direction, direction and policy on the part of the JLMC” (the state’s joint labor-management committee) were evident through the discussions of the restricted counsel and the hearing officer’s decision. Nor does the board need to find a reason to fire him.

On this last point, President Virginia Crocker Timmins said that to her knowledge, no one on the board has suggested that he be fired.

Because there was “an error in the release of public records,” Crocker Timmins said, a second filing was filed while the first was already in progress. Waiting for the second decision means having the ability to look at the situation “at the macro level” to put together the facts of the two cases, she said.

Even if there were to be “an adverse ruling” on the second case, Cohen said that has already been resolved. He asked, “What’s the end game here?”

“It’s my career that we’re dealing with,” Cohen said.

Moving forward with a potential disciplinary hearing, Cohen asked what exactly the board was looking for in terms of evidence or information to decide what to do about him. They’ve talked at length about the case and what happened, Cohen continued, and he’s “lost” about what the council is doing here.

In response, Crocker Timmins said it could benefit the council by spending more time with the “totality” of information available.

Lefebvre said he was initially interested in pursuing a disciplinary hearing, but when they discussed waiting for the second DLR hearing, he changed his mind and now wants to wait. Dixon agreed. Lefebvre and Dixon are the ones who raised the “complaint” to the board in the first place.

While he’s okay with waiting as well, Carota said if there isn’t enough information or evidence in this first case they discussed, he would be interested in voting to dismiss it.

Wojtas agreed.

“I feel like there’s nothing there, as far as a disciplinary hearing for this one,” she said. “But if we’re going to continue down this path and have three-hour meetings every two weeks until we get the other one and then we start this process again, I would prefer to do it all at once.”

With that, Lefebvre made a motion to suspend the meeting until the second hearing was decided. All voted for.

This week’s column was prepared by journalists Melanie Gilbert in Lowell and Cameron Morsberger in Chelmsford.

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Marlene Rose takes the sandcast glass sculpture to dazzling heights https://avtoinsurance.net/marlene-rose-takes-the-sandcast-glass-sculpture-to-dazzling-heights/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:20:54 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/marlene-rose-takes-the-sandcast-glass-sculpture-to-dazzling-heights/ In Rose’s “Covenant of Light” exhibition at Buckhead Art & Company through November 13, visitors can see and feel for themselves what inspired the television producer – and countless others. Credit: Felix Kunze and Jen Anderson Credit: Felix Kunze and Jen Anderson Rose recently spoke to ArtsATL about the alchemy of glass, the joy of […]]]>

In Rose’s “Covenant of Light” exhibition at Buckhead Art & Company through November 13, visitors can see and feel for themselves what inspired the television producer – and countless others.

Credit: Felix Kunze and Jen Anderson

Credit: Felix Kunze and Jen Anderson

Rose recently spoke to ArtsATL about the alchemy of glass, the joy of parting with the things she loves, and being an artist.

Q: Glass art is a male dominated field. Why do you think women shy away from discipline?

A: I wasn’t interested in doing this technique (at first) because I was intimidated by the physical nature of the process. When you’re dealing with molten glass at 2,000 degrees, it takes tremendous force to maneuver the 30-pound ladle filled with up to 40 pounds of liquefied glass. Even doing something on a blowpipe requires constantly lifting, warming up and lifting 20, 30 and 40 pound weights.

It’s also very dangerous work that requires many hands in a carefully choreographed dance with someone opening the oven door; someone pouring the glass; someone cutting excess glass from the ladle; someone handling a torch; and someone closing the oven door. The slightest mistake – that a bead of sweat or a shirt sleeve comes into contact with molten material when poured into a mold – can shatter glass in what is a very expensive process.

Finding a studio where you can hone your skills is also a challenge. Looking back, I can understand why the men I approached looking for studio time had reservations. I was in my early twenties, didn’t look very strong, and they didn’t know if I could be trusted with their gear. Truth be told, I had only taken a few glass classes in college and didn’t have much experience, so their suspicions were justified.

Q: People’s reactions to your glass sculptures tend to be instinctive and visceral. How do you react when you see a finished piece for the first time?

A: It’s been a week or two from the time I put a piece in the cooling oven until it’s stabilized and ready to go out, so there’s a lot of emotion to see the sculpture finished for the first time.

I don’t know how to explain the level of excitement, elation and happiness that comes over me when a track comes out well, but the rush is unmistakable. Invariably, the pieces that take my breath away are the ones that sell first, no matter the gallery, exhibition or art fair.

Q: Is it hard for you to let go of the pieces that take your breath away?

A: When the stakes were higher, studio time was limited and I couldn’t afford to be prolific, it felt like a real loss because I was so connected to them. Part of my heart would go with the special pieces.

Over time, I’ve found that work connects with a certain type of person. They are soulful, highly aware, light-hearted, attuned to the things that really matter, and drawn to uplifting images. They want something in their home that makes them feel good or happy to be in the space instead of making a statement that’s hard to process.

Now, when I part with my sculptures, I feel like I’m going full circle to give a gift to someone who really appreciates them, which makes letting go a lot easier.

Q: What have your collectors told you about yourself, your purpose, your voice as an artist?

A: Every time a door was closed, or a gallery said ‘no’, or I had no sales, there were collectors just around the corner who said ‘ yes” or a museum that was delighted to exhibit my work. Every “yes” encouraged me to keep going, reminded me not to get discouraged, and reinforced my passion. When I receive letters from collectors telling me how happy they feel seeing my pieces in their personal spaces, I know there is no better purpose in life.

Q: Glass doesn’t usually inspire the desire to touch, but your work is so tactile it practically begs viewers to reach out. What is your policy?

A: We’ve been so programmed not to touch the artwork. I used to say to people at shows, “You can touch these coins if you want.” It’s really interesting to see the reaction of people when they are asked to ignore their training.

Children are a little more out of control with their bodies and I never want to contradict a parent’s instructions, but I usually bring a piece to a child or baby. They are so happy to touch because the surface is so textured and different.

Q: Why is light such an important part of your work?

A: The light adds a dimension to the glass sculpture which changes with time of day, cloud cover, bright sun, indirect sun, making it a dynamic and constantly evolving work of art. evolution. It’s the perfect material not only for the way it plays with light, but for the way it remembers the mold it was poured into, has the texture of the sand mold on the front, and looks like a piece. of antiquity that has been unearthed.

Q: What is your advice to emerging talent when it comes to being an artist?

A: I didn’t study business at university, but I followed my instinct to work in a gallery and to understand what gallery owners wanted from their artists.

There was no path for me to follow. . . I learned by trial and error. But I encourage all emerging artists to think of themselves as artists, entrepreneurs, and business owners if they want to thrive.

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Marlene Rose: “The Alliance of Light”

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The global dental inlays and onlays market size is expected to reach USD 5.8 billion by 2028, with the market growing at 10.9% CAGR during the forecast period https://avtoinsurance.net/the-global-dental-inlays-and-onlays-market-size-is-expected-to-reach-usd-5-8-billion-by-2028-with-the-market-growing-at-10-9-cagr-during-the-forecast-period/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 17:38:00 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/the-global-dental-inlays-and-onlays-market-size-is-expected-to-reach-usd-5-8-billion-by-2028-with-the-market-growing-at-10-9-cagr-during-the-forecast-period/ ReportLinker As indirect dental restorations, inlays and onlays are created outside of the mouth in a laboratory. When a cavity is too large to fill with a simple filling, an inlay or onlay is often used. New York, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Global Dental Inlays & […]]]>

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As indirect dental restorations, inlays and onlays are created outside of the mouth in a laboratory. When a cavity is too large to fill with a simple filling, an inlay or onlay is often used.

New York, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Global Dental Inlays & Onlays Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Material, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 – 2028″ – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06352724/?utm_source=GNW
In dentistry, inlays and onlays are applied to fill cavities before being bonded to the tooth. It is an alternative to a direct restoration that is constructed inside the mouth and is constructed of composite, amalgam, or glass ionomer. When a tooth has suffered too much trauma to sustain a conventional filling but not enough damage to warrant a crown, inlays and onlays are used in the molars or premolars. The volume and surface of the tooth they cover is the main point of comparison.

An inlay will cover the chewing region between the two cusps and include the cracks and pits of a tooth. An onlay would involve covering one or more cusps. A crown is said to be such if it completely covers the tooth, including all the cusps. When an intracoronary restoration is intended for a tooth, the decay or fracture may be very severe such that a direct restoration with amalgam or composite would harm the structural integrity of the tooth or not provide adequate resistance to forces. occlusal. Indirect repair of gold and porcelain inlays may be suggested in these circumstances.

Gold was traditionally used to make inlays and onlays, and it is still often used today. Inlays made of other materials, such as porcelain, were first mentioned in 1857. Porcelain offers more cosmetic value to the patient due to its tooth-like color. Inlays and onlays are now more frequently created using ceramic materials in recent years. The first ceramic inlay produced by a chairside CAD-CAM system was applied to a patient in 1985. The CEREC 3 was developed more recently, in 2000. This allows inlays and onlays to be designed and placed in the same appointment. Additionally, the machine’s 3D scanning capabilities eliminate the need to obtain prints.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Businesses across the industry have been damaged. Additionally, the COVID-19 outbreak has also impacted the dental inlays and onlays market. Due to severe restrictions and government-imposed lockdown in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, market growth has been severely hampered. The epidemic has led to the closure of dental facilities and a drop in patient appointments at dental clinics. Materials for dental inlays and onlays cannot be obtained because the raw materials cannot be purchased, which adversely affects the supply chain of these materials.

Market Growth Factors

The growing burden of dental disease worldwide

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of oral diseases and problems all over the world. Oral health is a vital sign of general health, happiness or quality of life. Dental cavities, periodontal disease, oral cancer, tooth loss, oral trauma, noma and birth defects including cleft lip and palate are just some of the diseases and conditions that fall under this generic term. According to the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease Study, approximately 3.5 billion people are expected to be affected by oral disorders. Around 180,000 people worldwide die each year from malignant tumors of the lip and oral cavity. The ever-increasing burden of dental issues across the globe is significantly increasing the growth of the dental inlays and onlays market.

Rapid increase in the geriatric population all over the world

Worldwide, the percentage of people aged 65 and over has increased from 6% in 1990 to 9% in 2019. By 2050, this percentage is expected to increase to 16%, which means that 1 in 6 people in the world would be 65 years old. or older. As older people are more prone to get dental diseases, the demand for dental inlays and onlays is increasing due to the increasing geriatric population all over the world. Thus, this factor is driving the growth of the dental inlays and onlays market.

Market restraining factors

High cost of deploying inlays and onlays

One of the major factors hindering the growth of the dental inlays and onlays market is the high cost of the entire procedure. Dental inlays and onlays vary in price depending on a number of variables, including the material and the level of training of the dentist. Oral onlays generally cost the same as inlays. These restorations can cost a little more, but they usually take up more space. Porcelain, composite resin or gold are just some of the materials that can be used to create inlays and onlays. The most aesthetically pleasing alternative is porcelain, but it is usually the most expensive. This factor is restraining the growth of the market.

Material outlook

Based on material, the dental inlays and onlays market is porcelain, zirconia, gold, and composite. In 2021, the porcelain segment acquired the largest revenue share of the dental inlays and onlays market. The growth of the segment is increasing owing to the sudden increase in cosmetic dentistry procedures and the demand for porcelain dental inlays and onlays in dental offices, as well as the widespread use of porcelain materials in the techniques dental restoration.

Type Outlook

On the basis of type, type, the dental inlays and onlays market is divided into direct and indirect. In 2021, the indirect segment recorded a substantial share of dental inlays market revenue and expenditure. Using an impression of the prepared tooth, an indirect approach involves constructing the restoration outside the oral cavity. Some of the disadvantages of direct resin composites, such as polymerization shrinkage at the width of the bonding gap, are avoided by this method.

Regional outlook

By region, the dental inlays and onlays market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA. In 2021, North America accounted for the highest revenue share of the dental inlays and expenses market. This is due to an increase in the number of dental procedures performed in the region, an increase in the frequency of dental diseases, and increased consumer awareness of oral health. Other factors contributing to the expansion of the North America market include availability of skilled dental professionals, increase in dental care expenditures, presence of well-developed healthcare infrastructure, increase in demand for state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry practices and a high disposable income staff.

The market research report covers the analysis of major market players. Key companies profiled in the report include 3M Company, James R. Glidewell, Dental Ceramics, Inc., Coltene Whaledent, Inc., Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, Dentsply Sirona, Inc., Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Institut Straumann AG, National Dentex Labs, Smile Brands and Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Scope of the study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By type

• Direct

• Indirect

By material

• Porcelain

• Zirconia

• Gold

• Composite

By geography

• North America

o United States

o Canada

o Mexico

o Rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

o United Kingdom

o France

o Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o Rest of Europe

• Asia Pacific

o China

o Japan

o India

o South Korea

o Singapore

o Malaysia

o Rest of Asia-Pacific

• LAMEA

o Brazil

o Argentina

o WATER

o Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o Rest of the LAMEA

Profiled companies

• 3M Company

• James R. Glidewell, Dental Ceramics, Inc.

• Coltene Whaledent, Inc.

• Den-Mat Holdings, LLC

• Dentsply Sirona, Inc.

• Ivoclar Vivadent AG

• Institute Straumann AG

• Dentex National Laboratories

• Smile Marks

• Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

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Bradley Beal hits hard, calls for DeMar DeRozan assignment in Wizards win https://avtoinsurance.net/bradley-beal-hits-hard-calls-for-demar-derozan-assignment-in-wizards-win/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 03:58:00 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/bradley-beal-hits-hard-calls-for-demar-derozan-assignment-in-wizards-win/ Beal hits hard, calls for DeRozan assignment in win originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington WASHINGTON — If you squinted watching the Wizards’ win over the Bulls on Friday night, you saw the new role Bradley Beal hopes to prosper this season, his 11th in the NBA. He hit the go-ahead in the fourth quarter, […]]]>

Beal hits hard, calls for DeRozan assignment in win originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

WASHINGTON — If you squinted watching the Wizards’ win over the Bulls on Friday night, you saw the new role Bradley Beal hopes to prosper this season, his 11th in the NBA. He hit the go-ahead in the fourth quarter, he didn’t have to score 30 points for the Wizards to win, he had eight assists and he asked to keep Bulls star DeMar DeRozan in the fourth quarter.

Beal wants to shift into the clutch, trust his teammates to make plays and commit to defense. All of these boxes have been checked. He just wishes he hadn’t had five turnovers, which led to him shaking his head as he left the press conference room after addressing the media.

Never mind. A win is a win and it’s the start of the season. The Wizards are 2-0 and he has time to work things out.

“I know I can score with the best of them. I can score when I need to… Don’t get me wrong. I’m still going for 30, 40, 50 if I need to,” said Beautiful. “[But] I don’t have to. I don’t have to do this.”

Beal finished with 19 effective points on the night. He shot 9 for 14 from the field and 1 for 2 from three. He didn’t attempt a single free throw, which left him in disbelief. The Wizards made 11 free throws to the Bulls’ 33, a big reason they fell back after losing 17.

Bearings were a problem for Beal and the team as a whole. They had 17, which the Bulls converted to 17 points. That included a steal from DeRozan on a bad pass from Beal, which led to DeRozan throwing an tying dunk with 33.1 seconds left.

DeRozan was a handful for wizards, as he always is. Last season, on New Year’s Day, he beat them at the buzzer with a 3-pointer from the corner. On Friday he nearly did it again, this time at the last second with Anthony Gill contesting the shot.

DeRozan had 32 points, including 12 points in the fourth quarter. But he shot 3 for 9 in the final frame and Beal will take that, knowing what happened in January.

Beal asked to keep DeRozan after being fouled by Deni Avdija with 3:29 left. DeRozan was 8 of 9 from the free throw line at the time and Beal felt he was less likely to get calls if guarded by another star.

DeRozan reached the line for two more shots, but Beal felt he was allowed to defend with more contact.

“Let me give him a different look. Let me play with the ball, kick the ball, tap his elbow without the ref looking. Do little things that I can get away with because they were kinda happy to whistle there,” says Béal.

Beal was working hard at both ends of the floor during the home stretch of the game; keep DeRozan and take the ball in clutch moments. He got a layup to go down with 1:04 left, then dropped a float off the glass with 7.4 seconds left to clinch the win.

While 19 points may be below his usual standards, he had good timing with his last two shots.

“End of the game, fourth quarter, that’s what we want,” said Kyle Kuzma. “He’s our best player. Just put the ball in the hands of your best player and play him.”

It was a fitting end on a night when Wizards brought back their blue and bronze jerseys. This era produced a series of memorable buzzer-beaters from Michael Jordan and Gilbert Arenas. Although Beal’s shot wasn’t made at the last moment, it served its purpose as the game-winning bucket.

For a moment during this streak, it appeared that Beal was in trouble. He went just past a Gill screen in triple coverage, but caused Goran Dragic to drift to the 3-point line to cover Monte Morris, creating just enough space for Beal to shoot.

It passed and the Wizards took the win. If things go as planned this season, there could be more games like this for Beal and the Wizards. I just hope for less turnover.

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Stars pave way for season-opening win: 10 takeaways from Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers https://avtoinsurance.net/stars-pave-way-for-season-opening-win-10-takeaways-from-boston-celtics-philadelphia-76ers/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 03:56:06 +0000 https://avtoinsurance.net/stars-pave-way-for-season-opening-win-10-takeaways-from-boston-celtics-philadelphia-76ers/ 1. It wasn’t a perfect start to the Boston Celtics’ 2022-23 season, but it was more than enough. On a night when Boston celebrated the life and legacy of Bill Russell, the Celtics showed off the dominating play they showed in the second half of last season. Boston managed to keep control of the ball, […]]]>

1. It wasn’t a perfect start to the Boston Celtics’ 2022-23 season, but it was more than enough. On a night when Boston celebrated the life and legacy of Bill Russell, the Celtics showed off the dominating play they showed in the second half of last season.

Boston managed to keep control of the ball, with an assist-to-turnover ratio just over 2-to-1. They pushed the pace. The defense was a bit inconsistent, but that was to be expected, especially working in several new faces. And Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were superstars and made plays whenever Boston needed them.

All in all, it was a good victory to open a long campaign. And beating another top Eastern Conference team in the Philadelphia 76ers doesn’t hurt either.

2. Jayson Tatum could make a leap from MVP this season. He fired nine free throw attempts. He flashed some new moves. And he went on to show the world that he was a tremendous defender too.

Tatum started the night off with a nice defensive play against the quick Tyrese Maxey:

This offseason, Tatum has been working on his float. It’s a shot he can get often, but hasn’t landed very often in his first five years. So far so good for his effort:

The Celtics made a big effort to push the ball (we’ll talk about that later!) throughout the game. If you don’t pair properly, or are sloppy with your switches, Tatum is going to get you:

In some circles (this space included), we begged Tatum and Jaylen Brown to make more off-ball cuts. Boston has the passers to facilitate the offense. This is a classic Princeton backdoor cut by Tatum here for easy pose:

3. Jaylen Brown was utterly equal to Jayson Tatum in leading the Celtics to victory. If Boston can maintain their fast offense, Brown will be a real weapon. He is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this style of play. But more to come!

Brown was also very good at half court. A handful of times he showed a tight dribble. This allowed Brown to attack slower players and get to his spots, like he did here on the float:

A handful of times in the preseason, Brown showed another hesitant dribble by going to his left. At times like these, he usually stopped for a sweater. On this play, Brown uses the hesi, but takes all of his space to the edge:

Over the years, the Celtics have had great success in Joel Embiid in falls coverage. The main attackers against this coverage were guys like Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward, as all of them possess a very good pull-up. That’s Brown’s role now:

4. If you want to beat the 76ers, you need to shuffle your covers against Joel Embiid. Al Horford does as good a job as anyone of covering Embiid 1-on-1, but Boston still threw a lot of doubles. And the Celtics love to dig when Embiid does his tricks around the nail.

In this game, Boston also did a good job attacking Embiid early before Philadelphia could even get into anything on offense. It was a good transition choice from Marcus Smart before leaving it to Jayson Tatum:

In the second half, Jaylen Brown read that Embiid tried quite often to get the ball up himself. A bit of pressure from Noah Vonleh, a lazy pass from Embiid and the result is Brown attacking Embiid to the edge:

5. In the preseason, the Celtics were a bad rebounding team. Without Robert Williams, that looks like a major weakness for this group. The guards and wings have to crash into the glass to help the big ones.

Three minutes into the game, Philadelphia had grabbed three offensive rebounds. It looked like it could be long on the boards for Boston.

But the Celtics have cleaned things up considerably. In the last 45 minutes, the Sixers grabbed just one offensive rebound. Overall, Boston passed Philadelphia for the night at both ends of the field, led by Jayson Tatum’s 12 rebounds.

6. The Celtics may regret not extending Grant Williams. Williams is going to play a lot for this team, especially if he plays like he did in this game. He made his defensive stuff solid, switchable and versatile. And Williams picked up where he left off as a shooter. Williams also flashed some new stuff.

The finish here was a little awkward, but it was really good to see Williams driving the fence for a bucket in the paint:

Williams is also a better passer than his stats have shown. He regularly reads well. Putting Williams in more action will result in more assists, as is the case here on the small roll:

7. Malcolm Brogdon’s Boston debut couldn’t have gone better. He’s everything the Celtics needed. Steady and reliable on the ball as a taker or playmaker. Brogdon will help calm everyone down when the going gets tough.

It was a great run for Brogdon’s first field goal in Boston:

A few plays later, Brogdon hit a classic Brogdon move: the basic pull-up:

Both Brogdon and Derrick White have very, very high basketball IQs. They will catch you sleeping if you are not locked up. This was only the first time we can expect to see pieces like this:

8. We’ve mentioned a few times that Boston is picking up the pace. The Celtics were looking to run at every opportunity. Ultimately, Boston beat Philadelphia 24-2 in quick break points, and the transition margin will likely be a bit higher as well.

Jaylen Brown beats everyone to the loose rebound here and he’s gone. With Joel Embiid still in the backcourt, Brown heads straight for the rim in transition:

Once the rebound is secured, Brown turns on the jets. Smart takes the exit and he immediately has his head held high looking for runners and it’s Brown with the finish:

If Jayson Tatum is going to get on the glass like he did in this game, then he will become a major threat to tear up and run off the boards. This is one of those games where Tatum knows he’s the best player on the court, because he drives for the and-1:

9. We’ll end with some love for local guy Noah Vonleh. Vonleh was called up earlier than expected, due to big problems, and his first stint was a little awkward. But Vonleh settled in and had a really positive impact on the game.

It’s a great find from Malcolm Brogdon, and Vonleh does a wonderful job creating his space for the finish:

If you’re a big guy and want to play for Boston, you have to figure it out when picking a perimeter player. Vonleh does exactly that against Tyrese Maxey on this record:

10. It’s only one win, but it’s always nice to start the year with a win. After everything the Celtics went through to end the offseason, it was good to see them come out and beat another title contender.

Now we have to hurry and wait for the next one. Boston has the next two days off, before heading south for a back-to-back set at Miami and Orlando. After allowing the 76ers to shoot 50%, it’s a lock that Joe Mazzulla will use this time in practice to work on clearing the covers.

But those are tricky things for this space to worry about. The season is off to a good start. That’s more than enough to celebrate for now.

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