The penny is full of paradoxes. It costs the government nearly two cents to make just one, and even though there are more of them produced then all other coins combined, you always seem to end up a couple short.
Earlier this year, it was another penny-related contradiction that caught the attention of artist Jill Magid: As numbers in the billions are thrown around with talk of economic peaks and valleys, the penny feels worthless; at the same time, it’s never seemed so potent, so charged with a sense of transmission and tactility.
“What kept striking me during the pandemic was the casual and causal relationship between economics and health,” Magid tells Artnet News on the unveiling of a new project commissioned by Creative Time, which puts in parallel two networks—the American economy and the virus. “There was a constant [question] of ‘How’s the stock market doing?’ versus ‘How many
AM Best Chief Rating Officer Stefan Holzberger will deliver a presentation on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, titled “AM Best’s Innovation Criteria and Implementation Insights,” at the 52nd annual New Jersey I-Day conference.
In his session, hosted by the North and Central New Jersey chapters of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society, Holzberger will discuss how insurance carriers are innovating to remain relevant amid a rapidly changing market. Included in the presentation will be first-half 2020 results from AM Best’s benchmarking analysis on innovation, detailing which lines of business are the most innovative and to what extent companies are harnessing innovation. He also will review AM Best’s credit rating process and methodology, including its criteria procedure on innovation, which was finalized earlier this year. Holzberger is responsible for the rating agency’s global ratings coverage and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He also holds the Chartered Financial Consultant designation.
Most events have changed in format this year because of COVID-19, and the same is true for Bone Appetit, a fundraiser that helps defray the costs of Helping Hands Humane Society while celebrating the human-animal connection.
Grace Clinton, director of business development and special events at Helping Hands Humane Society, answered questions about this year’s event.
Could you share Bone Appetit’s history along with its purpose and goals?
Since 2001, Bone Appétit has been our annual dinner and gala fundraiser to help the homeless animals in the Shawnee County community and the greater area of northeast Kansas. This essential fundraiser helps our organization care for over 6,000 animals who come through HHHS’s doors each year, and allows us to celebrate the human-animal bond with our supporters. These funds are vital to continuing our lifesaving mission.
When does this year’s event take place? How has COVID-19 changed this year’s event?