Officials say Unit 40 saved a bundle by turning down an offer to quilt and paint at Effingham Junior High School. Unit 40 Assistant Superintendent Jason Fox said the board recently turned down an offer of $453,000 to repair and paint the EJHS. He said they had investigated other options …Read More »
Monthly Archives: April 2022
THE LOCAL community again showed their support for the North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens this past weekend. People of all ages came to the museum’s Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 24, which featured a host of activities as well as arts, crafts and food stalls. …Read More »
This kind of education is one of BBR’s core tenets, but at its helm, the organization is working overtime to provide jobs and access to black beauty professionals who want to work on major productions and sets. . This is precisely why WarnerMedia has in partnership with BBR to advance …Read More »
LAS VEGAS — A picture is worth a thousand words? The portraits created by Southern California pop artist and painter Rob Prior are worth far more than that, with some fetching up to $1 million at auction. For the first time on Thursday night, Prior will be on stage during …Read More »
A farmer in the Gaza Strip discovered a 4,500-year-old sculpture of an ancient goddess while working on his land. The sculpture depicts the head of Anat, “the goddess of love, beauty and war” in Canaanite mythology, according to Jamal Abu Rida, spokesman for the Hamas-run Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and …Read More »
The 31st annual Free State of Yell Fest remains on the river when the festival returns next month to Veteran’s Riverfront Park in Dardanelle. The Free State of Yell Fest, hosted by the Dardanelle Region Chamber of Commerce, features regional cultural dishes, live music and vendors promoting the best of …Read More »
LOS ANGELES – Kim Kardashian said on Tuesday that she had no recollection of trying to kill the reality show starring her brother Rob Kardashian and then-fiancée Blac Chyna. But she admitted to demanding that Chyna be kept away from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” after hearing that Chyna abused …Read More »
Q: How can my shop reduce overspray in our paint booth? A: Overspray occurs when a spray coating lands on an unintended surface. Although this may be unavoidable during the painting process, technicians should be aware of certain best practices. By following proper spraying techniques and spray booth maintenance, painters …Read More »
Stanley Mutanga BY AGATHA CHUMASIMUKAI Sculpture Collective, a group of sculptors from different parts of the country, lamented the effects of COVID-19, which left them counting their losses. Simukai was formed in 2017 to bring together sculptors from different parts of the country, but COVID-19 has left the group struggling …Read More »
Notice to art lovers Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Show and Sale Opens April 23 Here’s a chance to support 200 local artists, shop for yourself or someone special, or buy something to brighten up your home. The Saanich Peninsula Arts …Read More »
Kris Jenner sought to cancel “Rob & Chyna” and even messaged E! Network execs need to ‘drop the bitch,’ Chyna’s attorney says Kris Jenner stands with, from left, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment event in 2015. The three are being sued by Rob Kardashian’s former …Read More »
Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park is showing off his speed painting skills on social media, quickly creating an impressive image of Thor: Ragnarok. Before Thor: Love and Thunderlongtime Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park has shared an old speed painting of Thor he did for Thor: Ragnarok. Park posted …Read More »
Owensboro native leads project to create 25-foot sculpture at Center College honoring renowned glass sculptor
Originally from Owensboro, Brook White is thrilled to serve as project manager for the recently announced Stephen Rolfe Powell ’74 Memorial Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Classroom at Center College. To celebrate the life, art and teaching of the famous glass sculptor, White had a vision to create a space on …Read More »
Mississippi, once home to a wider variety of native tribes than any other southeastern state, celebrates its Native American heritage July 13-16 for the 72nd Annual Choctaw Indian Fair. The fair takes place on their centuries-old homeland in beautiful Choctaw, Mississippi. They come together every July to celebrate their heritage …Read More »
VENICE, Italy (AP) — For the first time in the 127-year history of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and largest contemporary art fair features a majority of female and gender-nonconforming artists, under the curatorial direction of Cecilia Alemani. The result is a Biennale that spotlights artists long overlooked despite …Read More »
Johnny Depp trial live: the actor testifies on the vulgar texts of Amber Heard, the attack on wardrobes and the painting of blood
Johnny Depp reacts to photo Amber Heard took of him sleeping with spilled ice cream Lawyers representing Amber Heard cross-examined Johnny Depp for a full day on Thursday following his two days of giving evidence in the $50m (£38.2m) defamation lawsuit he brought against his ex. woman. The trial has …Read More »
The publication of Australian adventure We Are Explorers partnered with Great Northern Brewing Co to launch an activation campaign, challenging Australians to find one of ten sculptures marlin hidden in campgrounds across the country. The announcement: The publication of Australian adventure We Are Explorers partnered with Great Northern Brewing Co …Read More »
By ROBIN SMITH | Community columnist WESTOVER – The City of Westover is gearing up for Westover Day in the Park, its annual community event held each year at City Hall Park. Scheduled for Saturday, May 7, volunteers led by longtime resident Brenda Moorer worked diligently to entice vendors to …Read More »
At a time when technology, mobility, and mass communication have tended to create a composite national culture, Mississippi’s enduring sense of place is rooted in the arts. Mississippi has played a vital role in the flourishing of Southern literature since the turn of the 20th century. William Faulkner’s famous series …Read More »
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to transform a home, that is, until you realize how much stinking the paint will make your whole house. Whether you’re repainting a room or opening a whole new home with a splash of color, painting the walls is a much smellier …Read More »
To date we have raised £12,556 and sold 570 hearts for the sculpture – an incredible achievement. Funds raised will go directly back into patient care and services within our local hospitals, and again, we want to take this opportunity to share our thanks for your kind support. There are …Read More »
Three years after living in their nearly 75-year-old Beverly home, Emily Rabinowitz-Buchanan and Nicholas Soodik, educators who moved from Brooklyn with their two little girls, were ready to make some changes. Renovating the kitchen and bathrooms and adding a bathtub were top of the list, as was the size of …Read More »
When Kat Llyod and Hayley Blatte Anton lost their jobs before the pandemic began, they saw a community of small artists and businesses begin to fade as the city seemed to go silent. Their response was to start a small ad shop called KB Agency, headquartered on Cypress Avenue. They …Read More »
An artist from Omaha is making a statement across the world with a billboard in Ukraine. In his home art studio in Omaha, Tom Kerr is used to creating masterpieces. You may have seen some of his work, like Omaha O! or his drawings of McGruff the Crime Dog for …Read More »
The Cleveland Museum of Art buys a powerful 19th century French abolitionist sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, “Why Born Enslaved!
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Museum of Art sees its new acquisition of a major 19th-century French sculpture expressing abolitionist outrage against slavery as a launching pad for wide-ranging discussions about the role of politics, race and power in the history of art – and in the history of his …Read More »
Mohave County issued the following building permits for the week ending April 15: – JKJ Electric Inc: 12671 S. Apache Parkway, Topock; electric shed – Jim Baldwin Roofing Inc.: 8020 S. Aspen Drive, Mohave Valley; redo the roof and the garage -Bertrand Willard & Bunkers Anita: Topock; gas line (propane …Read More »
By Betsy Klein, CNN The plans are hatched, the wooden spoons are purchased, and 50,000 hard-boiled eggs have been cooked and transported to Washington in a refrigerated truck. It’s the Easter egg roll time at home White House again. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are taking their …Read More »
Photo Art for Sky by Daniel Dancer On Wednesday, April 13, Edison Elementary took part in “Art for the Sky,” a giant living painting done by all 500 students and some staff on the grass. The activity was part of a three-day art/STEM experience presented by aerial artist and educator, …Read More »
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — In his comfortable shop in Fergus Falls, the sound of grinders and welders. Jeff Zachmann puts the finishing touches on yet another kinetic sculpture. Nearby, another piece is heading for a buyer in the Middle East. But Zachmann has just completed a special piece that moves …Read More »
Local authors give away 700 free books at World of Reading event by James Coulter Randy Richburg works in a Publix warehouse. In his free time, he scribbles any poem or scribble he thinks of at random on a notebook he carries with him. Since then he has compiled all …Read More »
Photo credit: Javier Miranda Create Music Group, which bills itself as “one of the fastest growing music technology companies in the entertainment industry”, has acquired a majority stake in The Nations, a collection of popular YouTube channels including Trap Nation . Seven-year-old Create Music Group, which also claims to be …Read More »
Painting tips we learned from Block stars Ronnie and Georgia’s latest Instagram update on their renovation
Anyone who watched The block will know that no competitor has ever shown as much skill and passion for a good paint job as Ronnie Caceres. The All Star contestant is so specific about paint quality that he only let his wife Georgia pick up a brush once during the …Read More »
The first exhibition dedicated to the sculptures of Frank Bowling presents rare and unpublished works
A new exhibition at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in London – the first to focus on the sculptures of Frank Bowling and the sculptural aspects of his paintings – features rare and previously unseen works The Stephen Lawrence Gallery presents Frank Bowling and Sculpture, the first exhibition devoted to the …Read More »
aartisans Artisans are invaluable to the culture as they pass on knowledge of traditional arts and crafts that are unique to their communities. The spaces where artistic and cultural activities take place are often the pulse points of communities. At best, they are places where artists, tradition bearers and cultural …Read More »
New York City book arts center Candor Arts: July 10, 2015 to August 31, 2021 April 21 – June 25, 2022 One of the last books published by the Chicago-based press Franchise Arts before it closed in August 2021 was a compilation of the Quarantine time. The square red hardcover …Read More »
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war, residents, businesses and places of worship across Michiana have been trying to help refugees from Ukraine. The First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart is doing its part to support the people of Ukraine by accepting donations and carrying on …Read More »
A new event – the White Rock Promenade Sculpture Competition – is scheduled for the waterfront from September 14, 2022 to August 30, 2023. But although this is planned by the White Rock Events Society, which previously organized the Sea Festival and was involved in the attempt to revive the …Read More »
The town was praised by The Sunday Times who said: ‘From some angles Ruthin may look like the archetypal sleepy but beautiful historic Welsh town, but look a little closer and you’ll see an incredibly vibrant little community hard at work to thrive in the 21st century. “There are walking …Read More »
Young artist draws ‘perfect’ pencil portraits, says anyone can do it with practice – and shows you how
Pencil drawing by Emma Towers-Evans (cropped) / SWNS His stunning, hyper-realistic pencil drawings can take up to 100 hours to complete, but the artist insists anyone can master the skill if they put their mind to it. Emma Towers-Evans first picked up a pencil when she was just two years …Read More »
New Jersey, United States – This paint gun market The report provides a comprehensive overview of significant aspects that will drive market growth such as market drivers, restraints, prospects, opportunities, restraints, current trends, and technical and industrial advancements. The detailed study of the industry, development and improvement of the industrial …Read More »
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – In an effort to remind drivers to stay safe and keep an eye out for Texas work zone crews, this week TxDOT erected a giant snake sculpture made entirely of barrels of orange traffic that had been hit by inattentive drivers, at the Texas Travel Information …Read More »
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There’s not an element of life that hasn’t been altered by technological advancement at the very least to some degree, and the world of money lending is not an exception.
Through the use of technology banks and financial institutions can increase lending speed and make it more secure.
Companies make use of technology for connecting lenders to customers and help make getting an installment loan much more simple than it was previously. All you have to do to get the loan is complete an online form that is secure. You will then be connected with accredited lenders and can be approved for a loan in the span of one business day.
What exactly is technological advancements aid lending? Let’s have a look.
Access to is simple
While you can still visit a bank in person to fill out the loan application and then wait up to two weeks for it to be accepted, digital lending platforms compress the whole procedure into a few minutes.
A borrower is now able to join these sites online, and then upload all required documents, and then hit a button to send the application, without leaving their home or turning on their laptop or computer, as smartphones are sufficient.
There’s no reason to wait long; in most instances, online applications will be approved and processed within a couple of business days.
Data-driven decision making
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have revolutionized the process of making decisions within the lending industry. Today, lenders do not have to search for information about the borrower they are considering since all the required information can be obtained by machine learning.
Another advantage can be that AI and machine learning that is automated accelerate the approval process and eliminate the need for errors.
While it’s beneficial for people who borrow, it’s the lenders who are the ones who profit most since a thorough analysis of risk, credit scoring, and predictive analysis reduce the risk of making a mistake.
In the traditional system of lending, the applicant’s credit score is the primary element. People who do not have a high credit score or collateral are completely unnoticeable to lenders. If the worst happens the collateral must be collateral in order to have the chance of getting a loan.
FinTech companies are looking to diversify their list of borrowers and offer loans to those who have no credit history, or have bad credit scores, providing the loan as a personal loan and not a mortgage.
The latest technologies such as Blockchain and AI can make the process safer for the lenders and those who borrow. While lenders will have easy access to up-to-date information about their borrowers, those who borrow, on the other hand, can count on full transparency and secure data from their lenders.
It’s certainly more secure now that your paper is not tucked away on a desk any longer.
Blockchain can also make it easier to meet the current security standards and aids lenders in the compliance issues that can be a source of stress.
With the help of technology and the sheer amount of information accessible to lenders, they can now gain a greater understanding of the prospective borrower’s needs and desires and can provide them with more targeted and customized services.
This is the part that borrowers aren’t concerned about, while lenders are happy about it.
A significant portion of work is completed through technology including hiring to routine office tasks Human resources can be utilized more efficiently, both expense and results wise.
This money could be put towards further development and digitization.
It can be the only option for a lending firm to thrive and survive in the fast-growing digital world, particularly in the present time since the Covid-19 virus has made contact with people more risky and unpopular than they were in the past.
In the event that traditional financial institutions and banks are looking to remain in business and remain competitive, the introduction of technology to their lending processes is unavoidable.
Today in History Today is Friday, April 8, the 98th day of 2022. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, …Read More »
Artists from across the United States will gather in the Hill Country this month for Paint the Town, an outdoor competition, art exhibit and sale presented by Highland Lakes Creative Arts from April 24-30. Now in its 15th year, Paint the Town is more robust than ever and offers multiple …Read More »
April 7, 2022 by Abby Baker Ray Domingo’s future green giant will go near the downtown Gulfport Casino Ballroom.Ray Domingo For months, Gulfport artist Ray Domingo has been planning his creation: a giant green gecko sculpture he hopes to place near the Gulfport Casino ballroom. Last March, the city council …Read More »
RICHMOND, Va. — More than 100 volunteers gathered Monday at Clark Springs Elementary to brighten up the playground with interactive learning activities and games. Organizers said the hope is that Fox Elementary students and staff will take advantage of the space as they move into Clark Springs as a temporary …Read More »
Sculpture Fields at Montague Park is proud to announce the date of its annual Sculptures In The Sky free community event: Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1800 Polk Street. This year’s theme is ‘Courage’, recognizing essential workers, including medical workers, first responders and all …Read More »
Arts, crafts and hobby retailer The Works called in cybersecurity experts after its systems were attacked by hackers. The company, which trades online and in more than 500 stores in the UK and Ireland, said it had closed access to its data internally and externally after being alerted to the …Read More »
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has pulled out of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, according to reports from the Los Angeles Times and Billboard. TMZ first reported on Monday that Ye had decided to withdraw from her headlining performances on April 17 and 24. Representatives for Ye …Read More »
Investigation report submitted in 2020, but no action taken against those who ruined a famous work of art Mon Apr 4 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Mon Apr 4 2022 1:05 AM More than three years have passed since a prominent sculpture by renowned sculptor Novera Ahmed was damaged …Read More »
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several Grammy-winning performers such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste get the chance to etch their names in the show’s history books on Sunday. Thanks to her song “Happier Than Ever”, Eilish could become the first artist to win the record of the year …Read More »
Special for the Arizona Daily Star QQuestion: I was inspired by last month’s painting topics and did some painting. Unfortunately, I had a few spills. How do I remove paint splatters from my carpet? To respond: I’m so glad you were inspired by the subject of the painting last month. …Read More »
sculpture created at Oteley Estate by chainsaw artist Joffrey Watson.”/>Adam Mainwaring and the new eel sculpture created at Oteley Estate by chainsaw artist Joffrey Watson. The snake-like fish, which was sculpted by Joffrey Watson, known as The Chainsaw Bloke, of Much Wenlock, was fashioned from a fallen tree. Now the …Read More »
Maxon, developer of premium creative tools for visual effects artists, is delighted to congratulate Paul Lambert on his win at the 2022 Best Visual Effects Oscars for the film. Dunesdefeating a host of impressive contenders including Spider-Man: No Coming Home and free guy. The award was the last for Lambert, …Read More »