Drug IT group to float

first_img Drug IT group to float whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Sunday 10 October 2010 10:52 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com A SUPPLIER of safety assessment software to drug development companies is raising £9.15million on London’s junior stock market to help it hit the acquisition trail.Instem Life Science Systems, whose customers include GlaxoSmithKline and Astrazeneca, is placing 5,228,376 shares at 175p each on AIM, giving it a market capitalisation of £20.5m.The Staffordshire-based company, whose flagship product is known as Provantis, provides software that helps pharmaceutical companies to assess the safety of their drugs.It hopes to expand by developing new products and buying rivals in a highly fragmented market that it says is ripe for consolidation.Chief executive Phil Reason said tax and spending pressures on the pharmaceutical industry were helping to increase demand for its products.The group was hoping acquisitions would help it to speed up its growth in markets and regions such as China and Japan.“The initial public offering will play a key part in helping us to achieve these goals,” he said.Instem employs 102 staff at eight sites around the world and has more than 80 customers including seven of the top 10 pharmaceutical and biotech companies in North America, Europe, China, India and Japan.MARK BRADYBREWIN DOLPHINMARK Brady at Brewin Dolphin is acting as broker and adviser on the Instem Life Science Systems flotation. Brady, the managing director of corporate finance at Brewin, joined the group’s corporate finance team in 1988, having qualified at tax and business services consultancy KPMG and became a director in 1993. He has experience in providing advice to clients on IPOs, takeovers and a range of other transactions involving private and public firms. In addition, Brady is the immediate past chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance and a member of the Yorkshire and North East Regional Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange. He is also a regular speaker at events on quoted company issues. Brady is advising Instem’s chief executive Phil Reason and his team.Reason, 48, has developed a number of IT businesses in the life science and nuclear industries, through internal company growth and via acquisitions. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raider Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content last_img read more

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Brokers’ notes boost UK banks

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Monday 28 March 2011 8:13 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Brokers’ notes boost UK banks Tags: NULL SHARES in two major UK banks were boosted by bullish notes from brokers yesterday.Barclays and HSBC spent topped the FTSE 100 risers board after analysts at JP Morgan and Barclays Capital said investors should buy European banks.Barclays Capital analysts, led by Simon Samuels, said 11 of Europe’s biggest banks were trading at an average 25 per cent discount to a sum-of-their parts valuation, leaving their total market capitalisations “missing” €150bn (£132.1bn). Barclays closed up 0.8 per cent at 292.4p and HSBC finished 0.9 per cent higher at 653.5p. Sharelast_img read more

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MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Limuru Tea Company Limited (LIMT.ke) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Rugby Book Review – Captain in the Cauldron

first_imgOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. John Smit being held back by members of the Lions teamTHERE’S STILL a bit more petrol in his tank and John Smit hopes to make this year’s World Cup, which makes the timing of his autobiography surprising. Maybe he couldn’t wait any longer to have a go at Luke Watson, whose presence in South Africa’s squad was the reason, says Smit, why the Springboks struggled in the 2008 Tri-Nations. The issue is covered in a provocatively named chapter called Killing the Cancer.If Watson gets both barrels, the most gripping material centres on Kamp Staaldraad, the 2003 World Cup training camp that led to humiliating TV footage of the players and the suicide of video analyst Dale McDermott, who leaked the tapes. You will probably read the chapter with your mouth agape: strip searches, vicious boxing bouts, chicken slaughtering, water torture, sleep and food deprivation… anything went. Neil de Kock even had a gun pointed at him just for looking for a box of matches.Having watched Joe van Niekerk make a hash of killing a chicken, Smit ripped the head off another live bird, covering himself in blood. But he emerged stronger for the experience and went on to join the elite band of World Cup-winning captains, his speech during the hairy 2007 quarter-final against Fiji epitomising the composure befitting great leaders.Beating the Lions almost completed a full set for Smit – the 2007 Super 14 final haunts him to this day – and he pulls no punches on Geech’s squad. “The more they whined, the more we laughed at them,” he writes. And if Mike Phillips is reading this, he thinks you’re an idiot!It’s a spicier read than you might expect from a national captain.RW RATING 4/5 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Book Review BUY AT:  keo.co.za (postage to UK is R100, about £8.40) RRP:  R225 (£19)  PUBLISHER:  Highbury Safika MediaGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the March 2010 issue of Rugby World MagazineDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipclast_img read more

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RBS RugbyForce – Register today for your club’s make-over

first_imgTuesday Feb 15, 2011 RBS RugbyForce – Register today for your club’s make-over Does your rugby club need a make-over? RBS Rugby Force is a community volunteer programme which helps local rugby clubs to improve their facilities. Register today and your club could be chosen to receive an enhanced support package that will do wonders for your clubs continued success.Rugby clubs across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales can register to be part of the fun-filled RBS Rugby Forceprogramme by signing up and submitting the reason why they think their club needs its facilities improved. Registered clubs are provided with on-line guidance and tools to help organise a community wide make-over weekend.On 11 and 12 June 2011, as part of the RBS Rugby ForceWeekend, your club could be receiving the support of the local community as you come together for a fun-filled few days of DIY, adding to the longevity of your club. The RBS Rugby ForceWeekend enables clubs and the community to work together to make their club a better place for all.Last year over 400 clubs entered, and this year RBS is looking to reach even more clubs across the UK. One lucky club in each country will also receive a support pack worth 5,000, as well as a visit from a leading rugby player. Previous players to have visited winning clubs include Shane Williams and Chris Paterson.For your club to be in with a chance of receiving the enhanced support package, you need to outline the role your club plays in the local community and how your local community will benefit from the club’s RBS Rugby Forcerenovations. Registration is open until Friday March 25, 2011, so with less than 6 weeks to go, register your club today.Find out more information and register your club at www.rbs.co.uk/rugbyforce. 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Care France renews £1.9m environmental partnership with AXA Group

first_imgCare France renews £1.9m environmental partnership with AXA Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 February 2014 | News Tagged with: charity of the year corporate matched giving A partnership that aims to help vulnerable populations deal with environmental risks – between the French branch of aid charity Care International and the global insurance giants the AXA Group – has been renewed for a further three years.The partnership – which was first established in 2011 – will be worth €2.3m (£1.9m) to Care France, with the French-owned multinational supporting climate change projects in India and Thailand, disaster risk reduction projects in Central and South America, and helping to raise awareness of environmental hazards.Since 2011, AXA says the partnership has helped 750,000 people in eight countries, as well as helping Care France secure €3.5m (£2.9m) matched funding from the EU and national governments.Image: 360b / Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Ecuador’s uprising, visible and invisible – a commentary

first_imgThe writer is of African descent from the United States, currently living in Quito.  For more than 10 days at the beginning of October, Ecudorians across the nation revolted against President Lenín Moreno’s austerity Decree 883 announced to satisfy part of the U.S.-based International Monetary Fund’s loan conditions. As part of a $4.5 billion loan agreement with the IMF, the Moreno administration agreed to slash government spending, reduce labor protections, and in essence, subject the Ecuadorian people to yet another failed neoliberal experiment. Under Moreno’s tenure the government has fired thousands of public sector employees and reduced social spending, leading to over 400,000 unemployed, and reducing the number of people making a living wage to under 40 percent. The latest round of austerity in the 883 decree, which included elimination of the fuel subsidy, proved to be the last straw for the Ecuadorians.To give a perspective of how much misery this decree was set to inflict, imagine if the price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. rose from $3 to over $5 overnight. In Ecuador, not only the cost of travel but of every commodity transported to market began to rise in the days following the decree. Since just over a third of the population here earns a living wage, for a broad swath of the people the decree meant starvation. President Moreno announced the decree on Monday, Oct. 1, and the transit workers union called a strike the next day. Taxis and buses stopped and workers barricaded the main roads leading in and out of major cities throughout the country, including the capital Quito. That evening black blocks and groups of protesters, composed mainly of students, began trying to take spaces throughout the city. The police began to crack down heavily with copious bombardments of tear gas and flashbang grenades. When the transit union called off the strike that Friday, Oct. 4, the protests continued and the Indigenous movement began to mobilize. Tens of thousands of Ecuadorians protest pro-IMF policies of Moreno in Quito, Oct. 9.Indigenous groups arrive in QuitoIndigenous communities had been in the streets since the proclamation of the decree. When the president declared a state of exception, essentially declaring martial law, Indigenous communities declared their own state of exception, barring police and the military from entering their territories and reinstating their traditional systems of justice. By Oct. 4, tens of thousands of Indigenous people were on the march from their rural territories to major cities across the country, with the bulk of people converging on Quito. When the first groups began to arrive on Monday, Oct. 7, the government evacuated the capital for Guayaquil near the country’s Pacific Coast.  Indigenous women marched hundreds of miles from the valleys to the capital of Quito, over 9,000 feet above sea level in the middle of the Andes, with their children strapped to their backs, along with all their essential belongings. The network of solidarity that sustained the over 10,000 Indigenous people arriving in Quito was marvelous. Universities, which had suspended classes, repurposed themselves as soup kitchens, clinics and shelters, using whatever vacant property they had to house people. During the day volunteers cooked, cleaned dishes and sorted through the flood of donations of clothes, toiletries and necessities nonstop. The siege of Parque ArbolitoParque Arbolito, on the edge of Quito’s city center and blocks away from the National Assembly, was turned into a forward operating base for the movement, with the park’s cultural center, which served as a shelter during the night, being converted into the Indigenous assembly during the day. Speeches were made to rally groups before a march, and Indigenous leaders publicly debated strategy and tactics while issuing accords as to the next steps. The park has a long history of Indigenous struggle, and in the previous revolts that ousted three presidents prior to Rafael Correa, it was a safe zone where it was understood that police would not attack. For this reason many of the elderly and children, including infants, took up shelter there. On the night of Oct. 9, under orders from President Moreno, Minister of Government María Paula Romo and Minister of Defense, alleged torturer and School of the Americas alumnus, Oswaldo Jarrin, the police brutally attacked Parque Arbolito with officers on horseback and motorcycles charging through camps and crowds. Still other officers launched tear gas and flashbang grenades from armored personnel carriers. When people fled, carrying their babies and shepherding their older children to the nearby Catholic university which had opened its doors as a shelter, the police continued to chase them. Police fired tear gas over the walls of the university and into buildings housing women and children who had just been assaulted at Parque Arbolito. According to social media reports, at least one infant died of asphyxiation. The assault continued throughout the night, as bombs could be heard exploding until sunrise. At one point early that morning Indigenous groups were able to retake the cultural center at Arbolito and detained six police officers. They then negotiated a ceasefire with the government mediated by the U.N.  The Indigenous groups returned the officers to the assembly after making them carry the caskets of two Indigenous youth. One of these youths was a leader from the Andean region who, according to his family, had been trampled to death by police horses. News of the capture reinvigorated the movement throughout the day and people were able to rest that night, free from attacks by police. The ceasefire was a turning point for the movement, and though the police continued their attacks on Arbolito in subsequent nights, the victory had strengthened the Indigenous movement’s resolve and prepared it for the depraved viciousness of the Moreno government in its attempts to crush the uprising. However, the movement needed to expand in order to survive the onslaught. The feminist movement, the strongest social movement in Ecuador aside from Indigenous peoples, held a solidarity march Oct. 11, which wound through the middle-class neighborhoods surrounding Parque Carolina. Up to that point these areas were not confronted with the uprising in the streets, and in fact had hosted a small rally in support of the government and its plans. That night entire neighborhoods across the country decided to defy the government’s curfew and took to the streets in an enormous show of solidarity with the Indigenous people who had been in the front lines in Quito. The “caserolazo,” a traditional form of protest in Latin America where people bang pots and pans in the street, showed the government that the movement was growing to revolutionary proportions. The government entered negotiations with the Indigenous movement and dropped austerity Decree 883 the next day [Sunday, Oct. 13].   The invisible strikeIn the official census, only about 7.5 percent of Ecuadorians identify as Black. There are a number of other categories that one can self-identify as which indicate African descent. It appears that only those whose dark complexion prevents them from escaping being identified as “negro” will self-identify as such. Others with lighter complexions will choose other designations such as “afrodescendiente” (African descendant). Because of the nature of colorism in Ecuadorian white supremacy, this lighter color also correlates to those who avoid ending up in the prison population and those who don’t. “Negros,” that is, Blacks, are overrepresented in prison by up to four times, while “afrodescendientes” are actually underrepresented. If the one-drop rule of U.S. white supremacy were applied to Ecuador, Black people would make up about 37 percent of the population.What this amounts to is an immense invisibilization of Black people. Many media sources rarely report on race except in relation to crime. Similarly, during the revolt, no coverage was given to Black communities in the country that rose up and played a significant role in pushing the government to retract its austerity package. Valle Del Chota is one of the largest Black communities in the Andean region. Populated by descendants of African slaves brought by Jesuit traders to work in the church’s sugar cane plantations, it is now a vital entry point for commercial goods coming from Colombia, whose major border crossing is just to the north of the valley. When the community barricaded this major transport road during the general strike, it represented a major loss in commercial activity to the government. Yet no major outlets reported any uprising of the Black community there.Similarly, in Manabi, the southern part of Ecuador’s Pacific Black belt, which extends all the way north to Panama, the movement blocked off bridges and roads serving as major choke points to major cities. The local, mainly Black population, maintained the barricades, and yet again, no major news outlets reported the activity. Just north of Manabi, in Esmeraldas, where major oil refineries are located, social media reports indicated that major roads were also barricaded, representing a blow to the oil revenue of the government.In another Black invisibilized space, El Inca Prison, in the north of Quito, prisoners also rose up in revolt during the general strike. According to members of the prison abolitionist organization, Mujeres De Frente, three people were killed by security forces putting down the revolt and another three died later of their injuries. This would bring the state’s official death toll of 10 up to 16 — if it were ever reported on and accounted for by government officials.  It’s true the Indigenous movement was the most visible actor in the “paro,” or general strike, and faced the brunt of state repression in Quito. Still, Black communities across the country also rose up and proved that not only were the Black people of Ecuador in revolt, but that they were a powerful and organized force to be reckoned with. Indeed the leaders of the national Indigenous council (CONAIE) recognized this in their negotiations with the government. Perhaps the next time Ecuador’s Black community rises up in revolt, Black leaders will actually be able to take a seat at the negotiating table themselves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU soccer blows past Cyclones in conference opener

first_imgFrank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Twitter ReddIt printTCU soccer dominated its Big 12 opener Friday against Iowa State with a commanding score of 5-0 .Senior Makenzie Koch contributed three of the five goals, which gives her 39 career goals. She is now 10th in career goals at TCU.TCU women have won seven of the last eight games, bringing their record to 7-4 for the season. During this streak, the Frogs have outscored their opponents 23-2.“It’s good to be 1-0. It’s a great start for us,” head coach Eric Bell said. “In looking at the stat sheet, we have five different people scoring goals, that’s really good. I’m very proud of the group and the way they started off conference play.”The Frogs take on Oklahoma State in their next Big 12 match up. The match is set 1 p.m. on Sunday at Garvey Rosenthal Stadium. ReddIt Previous articleTCU alumna reportedly on next season of “The Bachelor”Next articleNEEDTOBREATHE rocks the Campus Commons Frank Jackson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ A four-goal outburst in the first half helped TCU cruise to a 5-0 win over Iowa State in its Big 12 opener Friday night. Frank Jackson is a sophomore Journalism major, spanish minor, from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is currently a writer for TCU360 and the109. The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth Facebook Linkedin The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin New Catholic School to open in Fort Worth Members of St. Andrew Catholic Church recognize Ash Wednesday Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Frank Jackson Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Facebook + posts Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Pasadena Museum of History Announces Donation of Artwork, Memorabilia from Family of Artist/Educator Nelbert Chouinard

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Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Nelbert Murphy Chouinard (1879–1969). Untitled – Landscape, circa 1916. Oil on board, 24 x 20 in. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History (Gift of the family of Nelbert M. Chouinard, 2018.013.01)Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to announce the gift of five recently rediscovered works of art by the noted artist and educator Nelbert Chouinard (1879-1969). In addition to original works by Chouinard, the gift also includes family memorabilia and photographs from the Chouinard family. A total of three landscape paintings, two preparatory sketches, and the additional materials will become part of the permanent collection at PMH thanks to the generosity of the Chouinard family and the efforts of art historians and curators Maurine St. Gaudens and Joseph Morsman.The paintings and sketches are currently on view in the Museum’s nationally-acclaimed exhibition, Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, which runs now through March 31, 2019. “It seems like kismet that led Nelbert’s paintings to this particular Museum,” enthused the artist’s niece, Karen Laurence. “Aunt Nelbert would be so pleased to see her work on the wall in that lovely museum where they seem perfectly at home.”Nelbert Chouinard (born Nelbertina Murphy) played a leading role in the arts community in the development of arts education in Los Angeles; educating a who’s who list of artists, animators, and designers whose work has contributed to and influenced twentieth century. After moving to Pasadena from the East Coast at the age of thirty, she taught at the Polytechnic Institute (now Caltech) under Ernest Batchelder, at the Batchelder School of Design, and at Pasadena’s Polytechnic Elementary School. The artwork she created prior to settling in California and later in her South Pasadena Studio was exhibited nationally, with her first solo exhibition taking place in Pasadena in 1916. Following her marriage to Horace Chouinard in 1916, Nelbert relocated first to Texas and then to Washington, D.C., only to suffer the tragic loss of her husband just two years later.Returning to California, Nelbert was recruited to teach at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. In 1921 she founded the Chouinard Art Institute, which she oversaw until the 1960s. With the establishment of the institute, Chouinard devoted her life to the education and scholarship of generations of artists.Nelbert Chouinard passed away in Pasadena on July 9, 1969; the Chouinard Art Institute was merged with the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music under the auspices of Walt and Roy Disney in 1961 to become the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts), which to this day is recognized as one of the leading art schools in the nation.“We are thrilled to add artwork by Nelbert Chouinard to the Museum’s fine art collection,” notes PMH Executive Director Jeannette O’Malley. “As a significant contributor to the development of arts education in California, Nelbert is the epitome of what Something Revealed represents, and we look forward to sharing her art and legacy in the future.”Pasadena Museum of History is located at 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. 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