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National Seating & Mobility Bolsters Presence in British Columbia, Canada with Multi-Site Acquisition

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 aprile 2019

National Seating & Mobility (NSM), the leading provider of complex rehabilitation, mobility and accessibility solutions in the U.S., is broadening the company’s presence in British Columbia, Canada with the acquisition of Advanced Mobility Products in Vancouver. Headquartered in Burnaby, Advanced Mobility also operates in the Okanagan Valley with locations in Kelowna and Kamloops, and on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo.“NSM’s growth both inside the U.S. and internationally propels us to reach more clients while driving progress for the complex rehabilitation industry worldwide,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “We are proud to welcome Advanced Mobility to NSM, and look forward to collaborating with this experienced team to provide innovative mobility and accessibility solutions to clients throughout British Columbia and surrounding areas.” Advanced Mobility has provided high quality mobility and related adaptive equipment for more than 31 years. The company has been recognized for its commitment to innovation, technology and superior services. Dave Elder, owner of Advanced Mobility, will transition to a leadership role for NSM post-acquisition.The acquisition increases NSM’s presence to eight locations in three regions of British Columbia, with a ninth location to also open this year.

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British TV goes full Fox News

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

By Maya Kosoff. Today was supposed to have been the day. Two years ago, on March 29, 2017, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, triggered the separation process for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. And that may still, pending some parliamentary miracle, take place. But when it became clear that the UK government wouldn’t be able to both pass a deal and meet the original March 29 deadline, May asked for an extension. OK, the EU said, if British MPs can settle on a withdrawal agreement by March 29, the UK can buy itself some time—about two months—to sort out the paperwork. But if not, the UK will only have until April 12 to find an alternative, or else face leaving the EU without a plan in place.
The details of the process are utterly confusing, and that’s compounded by the characters involved: Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons, told lawmakers that the UK government had decided to split the withdrawal agreement from the political declaration that will determine the future UK-EU relationship—enraging opposition Labour lawmakers and some Conservatives. Boris Johnson—an MP and former mayor of London, known as an arch-Brexiteer who once accused May of having “wrapped a suicide vest around the British constitution”—has decided to back her deal. In the media, Britain seems to have gone full Fox News, taking a page out of the Murdoch playbook by putting the most incendiary and salacious figures possible on TV programs. The effect has been, of course, a distortion of political debate and a deepening of divides.
By putting Jacob Rees-Mogg, a prominent Conservative backbencher, and Nigel Farage, Brexit party leader, on current affairs shows, the British media have made public figures into reality television stars and given them an audience of the whole of Britain, George Monbiot argues in a column for The Guardian. Monbiot writes that this has happened over and over again in British media: a platform is given to someone with a despicable, nonrepresentative viewpoint for no discernable reason, instead of being given to a more rational thinker. Ultimately, the networks gain, while the public loses. Isabel Oakeshott, a longtime Brexit supporter, was found to have withheld information about Russia’s ties to Brexit—and still, she was invited onto several news outlets, which she used to make her pitch. The BBC gave air time on its new Scottish channel to a man named Mark Meechan, who is notable only for being fined for posting a video in which he shows he’s trained his girlfriend’s dog to give a Nazi salute. (At the same time, Carole Cadwalladr, an investigative journalist, was “largely frozen out by the BBC,” Monbiot writes.) The list goes on.
Sound familiar? Much in the same way that Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson have maintained their public profiles with the help of cable TV, so too has Boris Johnson, who initially led the campaign to leave the EU and now keeps himself relevant making public incendiary comments on air. Amid dropping ratings, competition in a crowded marketplace, and a 24-hour news cycle that is nearly impossible to satisfy, gaining attention matters above all else, including diversity of ideas or the quality of content. If blustery figures of any political stripe are helping to bring in viewership, does it matter if what they’re saying is hateful or factually incorrect? Brexit long ago crossed the threshold into absurdity, and British TV news has followed.Friday may force British lawmakers to find an end to their country’s madness. Britain may find a way to leave the EU; it may not. Regardless of what happens, the country and the public will be left to grapple with the consequences of what Brexit has done to their media. (font: CJR Editors)

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Modern British Art

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 novembre 2018

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale will be held on 19 November 2018. The sale comprises major works by British painters and the Scottish Colourists, as well as equestrian and figurative sculptures. Icons of British painting of the century will be led by Stanley Spencer’s Caulking (1940, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), being offered for the first time, together with L. S. Lowry’s A Northern Race Meeting (1956, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), which has remained in the same family for over half a century, having been purchased the year the work was completed. “We have outstanding examples of great work by Stanley Spencer, L. S. Lowry and Samuel John Peploe, all of which we bring to auction for the first time, something that we expect will spark a strong response from our international clients. Alongside these are major examples from the 1950s and 60s by the leading artists of the day, including Allen Jones, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Leon Kossoff. The finest examples of equestrian sculpture from Elisabeth Frink and William Turnbull will also be showcased alongside figurative sculptures by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick, Eric Gill and others.” commented Nick Orchard, Head of Department, Modern British.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 20 November. Highlights of the sale include Howard Hodgkin’s IMAX Cinema (1999, estimate: £40,000-60,000) and Samuel John Peploe’s Apples and Pewter Pot (mid 1920s, estimate: £150,000-250,000), never before seen at auction. An online Modern/British & Irish Art sale will accompany the two live sales from 16 to 23 November. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £800 to £2,500,000.

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Modern British Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 giugno 2018

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 19 June 2018 will launch ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions that will take place in London from 15 to 29 June 2018. Coinciding with the centenary of the end of the First World War, two paintings by one of the leading Official War Artists, Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson will demonstrate the power of figurative painting, the development of which can be traced in the work of L. S. Lowry and Stanley Spencer later in the 20th century. Icons of British Modernism, including a unique carving by Henry Moore and two sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, will be showcased alongside a group of artists representing Op Art and Pop Art as the pictorial landscape in the UK transformed. Comprised of paintings by Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Richard Lin, Victor Pasmore, and Bridget Riley, the group is highlighted by a rare portrait by one of the founding members of Pop Art, Pauline Boty.The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 20 June. The sales are complemented by the second edition of the exhibition Sculpture in the Square, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, London. It features nine works that will be offered in the Evening Sale by Lynn Chadwick, Tony Cragg, Barry Flanagan, Dame Elisabeth Frink, William Turnbull, and Emily Young. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £2,,000 to £3,000,000, offering collectors of every level an opportunity to acquire pieces by the celebrated masters of the 20th century.

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British MP Benn Talks Brexit Challenges and the Future of UK Clinical Research Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 aprile 2018

Facing unprecedented challenges associated with Brexit, on 13 April the UK’s major clinical research organizations (CROs) met with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn (Labour – Leeds Central) to tour Covance’s research facilities in Leeds and discuss the implications of the impending separation from the European Union. The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO), facilitated the discussion between Benn and seven CROs with active operations in the UK, to examine the industry’s role in advancing new medicines, Brexit-related concerns and how the industry can retain its competitiveness.The clinical research industry reaches more than 35,000 patients in the UK through over 1,600 studies each year. ACRO member companies are also a major source of UK employment, providing over 13,000 highly skilled jobs, including about 300 jobs in Leeds. With pan-European health, data, privacy and employment implications, the UK CRO industry has unique concerns as it grapples with the UK’s pending withdrawal from the EU.“I learned a great deal about the important role played by CROs in clinical research and the development of new drugs,” said Benn, Chair of Exiting the European Union Committee. “We also discussed ACRO’s concerns about the implications of Brexit for ensuring a continuing strong relationship between the MHRA and the EMA and the need to maintain continuity and alignment with EU regulations such as the Clinical Trial Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation.”
Direct discussions with MPs at research sites can illustrate the work of the industry, its employees and the positive impacts of CROs. “With their critical role in advancing innovative new medicines for Europe and the world, the UK’s clinical research organizations are an important voice,” said Karen Noonan, ACRO’s Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy. “As we look toward an even stronger future for clinical research across the UK, we want this site and the entire UK industry to be competitive. It is vitally important that we discuss the challenges, decisions and policies surrounding Brexit.”

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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 giugno 2017

Art Evening SaleAndré Zlattinger, Head of Modern British & Irish Art and Will Porter, Head of Sale: “The Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale launched 20th Century at Christie’s (17 – 30 June 2017) totalling £20,199,500 / $25,734,162 / €22,966,831 and was led by Henry Moore’s Family Group which saw spirited bidding in the room and on the phone, selling for £3,861,000 / $4,918,914 / €4,389,957 to an Asian collector. Barbara Hepworth’s Curved Form (Bryher II) realised £3,301,000 / $4,205,474 / €3,753,237 and is currently featured in the exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Square’, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, until 29 June 2017. The sale opened with a world auction record for Henry Lamb’s Portrait of Edie McNeill (£281,000 / $357,994 / €319,497), a painting formerly in the collection of Captain John Ernest Crawford Flitch. Additional records were achieved for Victor Pasmore’s Linear Motif in Black and White (£329,000 / $419,146 / €374,073) and Nic Fiddian-Green’s Still Water (£209,000 / $266,266 / €237,633). A record in the medium was realised for L. S. Lowry’s 1939 drawing A Station Platform (£269,000 / $342,706 / €305,853). Registered bidders from 10 countries demonstrate the global appeal for key works from the 20th Century with sell-through rates of 69% by lot and 82% by value. We look forward to the Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale which takes place on 27 June 2017 at 11am.” (photo: Art Evening Sale)

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Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 ottobre 2014

irish artLondon – Christie’s is pleased to announce details of the Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale which will take place on 19 November 2014. Featuring 35 lots, the auction presents stellar examples of 20th century British sculpture and painting including John Duncan Fergusson’s Poise (estimate: £80,000-120,000, illustrated above), six paintings by L.S. Lowry, led by Coal Barge (estimate: £700,000-1,000,000), and Euan Uglow’s masterpiece entitled Three In One (estimate: £500,000-800,000), which is considered to be the artist’s most important painting to come to the market. The strong selection of modern sculpture is led by Figure (Sunion) by Dame Barbara Hepworth (estimate: £600,000-800,000), as well as sculpture by leading artists of the genre including Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Dame Elisabeth Frink, and Naum Gabo, among others. The Modern British and Irish Evening Sale as a whole features works with estimates ranging from £50,000 to £700,000 and is followed by the Day Sale on 20 November, which comprises 86 works starting at just £7,000. André Zlattinger, Senior Director, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and Rachel Hidderley, Christie’s International Specialist and Director, Modern British Art: “We are pleased to present some important and monumental pieces of Modern British art, in a sale which spans over 100 years and celebrates our greatest British artists of the past century. The Evening and Day sales will provide a rich array of opportunities for new and established collectors at a wide range of price levels, encouraging active engagement in this dynamic and inspiring category.”

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