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New Creative Time Leader From Dallas Contemporary

Creative Time, the New York-based nonprofit arts organization that is known for large-scale public art projects, has chosen Justine Ludwig, who has served as deputy director and chief curator at Dallas Contemporary, as its next executive director.
The appointment ends a nine-month search for a new leader at Creative Time. Ms. Ludwig is to take up the post on June 15.
Her predecessor, Katie Hollander, a Creative Time veteran, was chosen in 2016 to fill the shoes of the organization’s longtime, Anne Pasternak, who departed for the Brooklyn Museum. Ms. Hollander left Creative Time in June after a year and a half as executive director.
“We are thrilled to be working with Justine,” Jon Neidich, Creative Time board member and head of the search committee, said in a statement. Her “commitment to social justice and devotion to the realization of artists’ dreams make her the perfect person to further Creative T..

Melrose takeover offer approved in GKN shareholder vote

Today's shareholder vote brings the months-long saga to an end
GKN investors have voted to approve a takeover bid by turnaround specialist Melrose.
Shares in GKN surged by more than 5.5 per cent after the results of the vote were announced, with Melrose's offer gaining approval with 52.4 per cent in favour of the bid. Melrose's stock went up more than 1.3 per cent. Melrose chairman Christopher Miller said: “We are delighted and grateful to have received support from GKN shareholders for our plan to create a UK industrial powerhouse with a market capitalisation of over £10bn and a tremendous future. We are looking forward to working with GKN's talented workforce and to delivering for customers and all stakeholders. Melrose has made commitments as to investment in research and development, skills and people and we are very excited about putting these into action.”
The investment group made those commitments in response to demands by business secretary Greg Clark ea..

Amazon becomes new broadcast sponsor for The Great British Bake Off in £5m deal

'We’re looking forward to working with Amazon as we build towards the launch of one of the biggest TV events of the year'
Amazon has been announced as the new broadcast sponsor for the second series of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off in a deal reported to be worth around £5m.
The sponsorship also extends across The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, any festive episodes and Bake Off: The Professionals.
Last year’s sponsors were Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr. Oetker, marking the first time the popular baking programme had received sponsorship following its move from the commercial free BBC to Channel 4.
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Yulia Skripal, Poisoned Daughter of Ex-Spy, Out of Critical Condition

Yulia Skripal, Poisoned Daughter of Ex-Spy, Out of Critical Condition Photo A picture of Yulia Skripal obtained from her Facebook account. She “continues to receive expert clinical care 24 hours a day,” a hospital statement said. Credit via Associated Press LONDON — Yulia Skripal, who was found poisoned on a park bench in a small English city earlier this month along with her father, the former Russian spy Sergei V. Skripal, is showing improvement and is no longer in critical condition, the hospital that is treating her said on Thursday.
The British authorities have blamed Russia for the poisoning, which they say was carried out with a deadly nerve agent developed by Soviet scientists and known as a “novichok.” The attack has significantly raised tensions between the West and Russia, which has denied any involvement.
“I’m pleased to be able to report an improvement in the condition of Yulia Skripal,” Dr. Christine Blanshard, the medical director for Salisbury District Hospital, said in..

Myanmar Picks a New President, but He’ll Still Be No. 2

Myanmar Picks a New President, but He’ll Still Be No. 2 Photo Myanmar’s Parliament chose U Win Myint to be the country’s new president, a mostly ceremonial post. Credit Aung Shine Oo/Associated Press MANDALAY, Myanmar — A longtime loyalist to Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was chosen on Wednesday to be the country’s new president, a largely ceremonial role in which he is expected to be the official conduit for her authority.
The new president, U Win Myint, will succeed U Htin Kyaw, 71, who resigned last week after two years on the job. Mr. Htin Kyaw was widely regarded as an honest but powerless functionary who did the bidding of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate who has been condemned globally for her acquiescence to the military’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
Mr. Win Myint, a 66-year-old lawyer, is expected to perform in a similar fashion. As president, he will be constrained by both the military-drafted Constitution and the strong hand of Ms. Au..