12 Jun
2021

Bringing Your Pet to Life

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Any pet owner will tell you that there are few things more important than their little furry (or scaly, or feathered, or hooved) friend. There are many pet owners who will admit to having more pictures of their animals than their own family (not that that’s a bad thing!).Those photos become even more important after we’ve had to say goodbye.Leah Knecht has been painting since she was a child, and she has turned her love for animals into a career of portrait painting of both animals and people. But it was the loss of her own beloved pets that led her to it.“I started [painting portraits] five years when I lost a couple of my dogs. Then I started doing this for other people too.”Knecht loved to paint as a child. She eventually attended Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, majoring in illustration, later becoming a full time teacher of the art of oil painting.“Illustration involves bringing out the best in an image through understanding of anatomy, form, tones, lighting, and detail,” she explains.“Painting these portraits is something I really love doing,” she confesses. “I love animals, and I grew up with tons of them. Our house was like a mini-farm, here on the edge of Pasadena. We had goats, chickens, ducks, cats dogs, birds, you name it!”Through the combination of growing up with animals, and her own training and teaching in the art of illustration, Knecht portrays animals in a way that truly brings them to life.“I think I can really capture the pet’s personality in a very real way,” she explained. “Other artists can portray the pet in a pop art or abstract style, but, mine, actually looks like their pet. I can also add backgrounds, or change backgrounds, or do group portraits.”Knecht can also work from old photographs to vividly bring the pet back to life. She of course, credits her training, as well as her clear understanding of anatomy, to recreate the pet’s own individual look.Knecht’s ability to work from photographs and closely with her customers allows her to create accurate and meaningful portraits for those who have had to part with their best friends.One client, who’s husband’s beloved Pekingese passed well after they received their portrait, expressed just how meaningful it is to him now: “The portrait is a constant, comforting, reminder for him, almost like having her here with us. ”Another commented, “You captured Cole’s personality, not just his looks.” Of course, any pet owner can tell you, every animal has their own special personality which transforms them into more than just an animal- they’re a companion.And thanks to the power of the internet, pet lovers from all around the world can submit photos of their faithful companions to Knecht using the really simple and very detailed instructions provided on her website.So go ahead and snap away without shame.Leah Knecht and Classic Pet Portraits can be reached at (626) 644-8081, and [email protected] For more information on how to commission a portrait, please visit www.classicpetportraits.com. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Visual Arts Bringing Your Pet to Life Pasadena artist creates a lifetime of memories By EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 6:34 am More Cool Stuff Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Biology students get hands-on experience at University of Limerick

first_imgJennifer Frawley, Ailish Cramer and Amy Crawford from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick at the University of Limerick biology workshop..Photo: Sean Curtin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement 1 of 5 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival At the UL Biology workshop wereNaomi Hannon and Emma Healy from Ardscoil Mhuire.Photo: Sean Curtin Previous articleHousing units were proposed for Limerick Opera Centre siteNext articleLimerick students will be able to track their academic progress Editor TAGSBiological Sciencesbiology studentsengineeringLeaving CertificatelimerickMunsterpractical experimentsProfessor Sean Arkinsscienceteacherstechnical teamUniversity of Limerick Erin Fitzgerald and Hannah Purcell, Ardscoil Mhuire at the biology workshop in University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zoe Roche, Ardscoil Mhuire conducting practical experiments at the University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin 450 Leaving Certificate biology students from all over Munster are getting hands-on experience of the state-of-the-art laboratories at the University of Limerick this week.The Department of Biological Sciences at UL are giving the students an opportunity to conduct the laboratory practical experiments set on the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum in a third level environment.The Leaving Certificate Biology Practical Sessions were first presented by the Department of Biological Sciences at UL eleven years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Many biology leaving cert students throughout the country do not get the opportunity to actually carry out and practice the experiments included in their course work and a lot of secondary school laboratories simply don’t have the facilities to allow this” explained Professor Sean Arkins of the Department of Biological Sciences, UL.“Our biology laboratories have the most up to date experimental equipment to facilitate in depth research and experimentation.  It’s also a great opportunity for secondary school students to practically engage with the University. NewsEducationBiology students get hands-on experience at University of LimerickBy Editor – January 8, 2018 3099 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Amy Noonan and Ciara Clancy from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Ben Heinz, Newport College conducting laboratory practical experiments at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Twitter “The departments technical team as well as post graduate students and final year BSc Ed students who will be qualified as second level biology teachers at the end of this semester, will be present in the laboratories to assist students throughout the week and instruct them in conducting the experiments.The biology students will also be given information on programmes offered by the Biological Sciences Department and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UL.More education news here Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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2 Jun
2021

Concert benefit

first_img Aphasia Center of West Texas has scheduled a tribute to the legendary Queen and Freddie Mercury (live and virtual options) May 7 at the Horseshoe Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.Sponsorship is available.To sponsor, to make a reservation or for more information, call 432-699-1261 or visit www.aphasiawtx.org/concert. Previous articlePops seriesNext articleSummer Literacy Camp Odessa American Pinterest Twitter Facebook Concert benefit Twitter Pinterest By Odessa American – April 19, 2021 Local News WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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31 May
2021

New York Fed: Snapshot of Consumer Housing Expectations

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New York Fed: Snapshot of Consumer Housing Expectations Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey shows that U.S. households expect home prices to rise at a slower price when compared to last year.A large majority of households still view housing as a good financial investment, although the share believing housing is a “very good investment” declined across all regions, according to the survey.“The U.S. economy is still in a very good place,” said John Williams, President and CEO of the New York Federal Reserve. “We’re seeing very strong job growth. Very low unemployment and continued growth into this year.”The survey also concluded that the majority of renters still view obtaining a mortgage is difficult, but the share believing it is easy rose above 21% for the first time since 2014.The survey, which is part of the broader Survey of Consumer Expectations, has been conducted annually since 2014.Williams said one of the biggest reasons the economy has not seen more growth over the past few years is because the housing sector has “lagged relative to its historical patterns.”New York Fed reports there are approximately 10.7 million fewer households in 2016 than there were in 2004.According to the report, the average home-price-change expectation at both the one- and five-year horizons fell when compared to 2018. The average one-year change in home prices in 2019 was 3.6%, down from last year’s 4.6% and the second-lowest level since 2014.Five-year growth expectations average 2% annually, which is approximately 1% lower than last year.The average probability of home prices decreasing at the five-year horizon jumped to 29% in 2019 from 27% in 2018. Younger respondents—under 50-years-old—believe there is more of a risk in housing compared to those over the age of 50.Respondents, however, responded favorably toward housing as a financial investment, with 65% believing buying property in their zip code is a “very good” or “somewhat good’ investment. Nine percent think housing is a bad investment, down from 10.6% in 2018.Reversing a five-year trend, the average reported probability of moving over the next year rose to 17.8% from 17% in 2018. Tagged with: Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Price Households  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How to Approach the Lien-Release Process Next: Legal Trends, Challenges in the Servicing Industry Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Price Households 2019-05-22 Mike Albanese Sign up for DS News Daily May 22, 2019 1,168 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News New York Fed: Snapshot of Consumer Housing Expectations The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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1 Mar
2021

Harvard men’s basketball moves past Cincinnati, 61-57

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. — Siyani Chambers scored five of his 11 points in the final 1:58 to lift the 12th-seeded Harvard men’s basketball team to a 61-57 win over fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.With Thursday’s win, Harvard improves to 27-4 overall, setting a new program record for wins in a season. The Crimson also becomes the first Ivy League team to win an NCAA tournament game in consecutive seasons since Princeton did so in 1983 and 1984. For full coverage of the game, including a video recap.Harvard will now face No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday at 8:40 p.m. EST live on TNT. For coverage of Saturday’s game, visit the Crimson’s Tournament Central website.last_img

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