Humanities

Eagles Mere Inn Joins Historic Hotels Of America®

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:03pm

EAGLES MERE,Pa., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Eagles Mere Inn in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it has joined Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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  • EAGLES MERE,Pa., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Eagles Mere Inn in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it has joined Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Eagles Mere Inn is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
  • "We are delighted to induct the Eagles Mere Inn, a three-story hotel built in 1887 to Historic Hotels of America."
  • "We welcome Eagles Mere Inn, and the leadership team into Historic Hotels of America."

Minister Guilbeault Announces Appointment of Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja of Calgary as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History for a three-year term, effective June 20, 2021.

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  • GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja of Calgary as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History for a three-year term, effective June 20, 2021.
  • She has experience in governance and strategic planning, as well as in-depth consulting, training and facilitating experience in diversity and inclusion.
  • "I am very pleased to welcome Narmin Ismail-Teja to the role of Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History.
  • Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of History
    National museums are governed by the Museums Act, which was passed into law in 1990.

Monuments Men Foundation Uncovers Evidence Indicating Nazi Era "Forced Sale" Painting Currently on View at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Belongs to Heirs of Dr. Max Emden

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 5:14pm

DALLAS, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (Foundation), recipient of the National Humanities Medal, presented by the President of the United States for its work honoring the Monuments Men and Women of World War II, has identified a major work of art on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Museum), which it believes rightfully belongs to the heirs of a German Jew, Dr. Max J. Emden. Research into this case, and several months of communications with Mr. Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum, have also raised questions about the Museum's level of commitment to the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated art, in particular the responsibility of the Museum to fully research the provenance of works of art thought to have been in continental Europe between 1932 and 1946 that underwent a change of ownership.

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  • The painting, "The Marketplace at Pirna," by 18th century artist Bernardo Bellotto, formally entered the Museum collection in 1961 as a gift from the Kress Foundation.
  • A subsequent Museum provenance in the 2000s acknowledged the ownership of Dr. Emden, his sale to Haberstock, and the erroneous restitution of the Bellotto by the Monuments Men in 1946.
  • It did so again in the 2000s, when the Museum revised its provenance to include Dr. Emden as a previous owner.
  • "Because of the evidence we have recently discovered, we believe that the Museum now has an urgent duty to the Emden heirs.

New Report Reveals Significant Advancements in Gender Equity Among Corporate Boards

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:01pm

In its second edition, the report examines the progress that was made in advancing gender equity on the boards of major corporations across 26 global indices.

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  • In its second edition, the report examines the progress that was made in advancing gender equity on the boards of major corporations across 26 global indices.
  • The report also uncovers that these gender equity advancements have not been uniform around the world, with some countries taking a notable lead in these efforts.
  • BoardEx's Global Gender Balance Report 2021 reveals:
    The US made significant progress in gender balance at the board level since the study first began in 2014 with a gain of 10 percentage points.
  • For the complete findings included in the Global Gender Balance Report 2021 , download the full report here.

New Report Reveals Significant Advancements in Gender Equity Among Corporate Boards

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:01pm

NEW YORK, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BoardEx, the premier provider of global leadership intelligence, released a new study: Global Gender Balance Report 2021.  In its second edition, the report examines the progress that was made in advancing gender equity on the boards of major corporations across 26 global indices. The report also uncovers that these gender equity advancements have not been uniform around the world, with some countries taking a notable lead in these efforts.

Key Points: 
  • In its second edition, the report examines the progress that was made in advancing gender equity on the boards of major corporations across 26 global indices.
  • The report also uncovers that these gender equity advancements have not been uniform around the world, with some countries taking a notable lead in these efforts.
  • BoardEx's Global Gender Balance Report 2021 reveals:
    The US made significant progress in gender balance at the board level since the study first began in 2014 with a gain of 10 percentage points.
  • For the complete findings included in the Global Gender Balance Report 2021 , download the full report here.

Mary Kay Inc. Advocates for Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality Through Series of Milestone Commitments & Partnerships Around the World

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 2:03pm

(Graphic: Mary Kay Inc.)

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  • (Graphic: Mary Kay Inc.)
    The position paper, which can be accessed here , echoes the strategy of the European Union on gender equality.
  • Achieving gender equality is critical to the survival of the planet and the rebuilding of more sustainable and thriving economies and societies.
  • This month, Mary Kay also joined the Drivers of change Program at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, France (June 30 - July 2).
  • On March 16, 2021, Deborah Gibbins, Mary Kays COO, joined the UN Global Compact Target Gender Equality meeting to discuss how Mary Kay empowers women entrepreneurs in nearly 40 countries.

Visionary Literary Is Ready to Dish Out Some Serious Cash for Referrals

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:44pm

In this initiative, the company will be paying up to $2,000 for each referral that results in a published book through the organization.

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  • In this initiative, the company will be paying up to $2,000 for each referral that results in a published book through the organization.
  • When asked about the initiative, Visionary Literary CEO, John Feldman, stated that "Informal education is one of the most undervalued and underappreciated concepts today.
  • Pick up any of their books and you can feel as though you're having a one-on-one conversation with them."
  • About Visionary Literary: Visionary Literary is a ghostwriting and book publishing company whose target audience includes business owners, C-level executives, successful investors, influencers, philanthropists and more.

Dr. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Author of “The Mountains Sing”, Joins Room to Read Author Advocates

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

Dr. Nguyn Phan Qu Mai has joined Room to Reads Author and Illustrator Advocates, a global network of book content creators with a shared passion for the power of storytelling to bring diverse experiences to life and bridge divides.

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  • Dr. Nguyn Phan Qu Mai has joined Room to Reads Author and Illustrator Advocates, a global network of book content creators with a shared passion for the power of storytelling to bring diverse experiences to life and bridge divides.
  • Qu Mai is the author of eleven books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction in Vietnamese and English.
  • Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality.
  • Room to Read has benefitted more than 23 million children across 20 countries and over 40,700 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025.

Latest news - Next Meeting of FISC: Public Hearing on Tax Transparency - Subcommittee on Tax Matters

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 8:01pm

On 9 September 2021, the FISC Subcommittee will hold a public hearing on tax transparency, a concept that has recently gained importance.

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  • On 9 September 2021, the FISC Subcommittee will hold a public hearing on tax transparency, a concept that has recently gained importance.
  • In the context of the European and international tax agenda and discussions on ways to enhance tax transparency, it will be an opportunity to evoke and follow-up on various initiatives and prospects in this area, to inquire on which areas and sectors are in need of more in-depth fiscal scrutiny and how this can be achieved.

Collectors Universe Expands Into Video Game Authentication & Grading with Acquisition of Wata Games

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 2:03pm

Collectors Universe , a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services, announces it is expanding into the collectible video game industry with the acquisition of Wata Games .

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  • Collectors Universe , a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services, announces it is expanding into the collectible video game industry with the acquisition of Wata Games .
  • As the foremost video game grading service, Wata elevated the collectible video game market with its focus on accuracy and objectivity and enabled the industry to grow quickly.
  • As the gold standard in video game authentication, games graded by Wata regularly sell for record prices.
  • The acquisition of Wata Games marks the first major categorical expansion beyond trading cards, sports memorabilia and coins for Collectors Universe.