Wolf Multimedia Studio of Jericho, Vermont has recently completed a video DVD entitled Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, Snowflakes in Motion. With Musical contributions by Vermont musicians The Samples and Stowe musician Bill Bischak, and narrations by Jericho residents Wayne Howe and Dick Squires, this DVD takes the viewer into the life of Wilson Bentley. Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph snowflakes with a microscope in 1885 and is credited with the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike! Bentley also photographed frost, dew, clouds and his family and neighbors.This DVD tells Bentley’s story of determination, passion and persistence, despite setbacks and ridicule, through the love and fascination with nature, told in Bentley’s own word’s and pictures, in a 20 minute biographical piece. The remaining 40 minutes takes viewers into the amazing world of Bentley’s images, showing intricate detailed nature shots as well as the fabulous designs and shapes of snow crystals. Backed by 8 original compositions and 2 selections from the nationally renowned band, The Samples, the 10 segments are meant to relax the viewer and build upon the thoughts that Bentley puts forth in his writings. Each piece is preceded by a quote of Bentley to set the mood for each segment:”The snow crystals . . . come to us not only to reveal the wondrous beauty of the minute in Nature, but to teach us that all earthly beauty is transient and must soon fade away. But though the beauty of the snow is evanescent, like the beauties of the autumn, as of the evening sky, it fades but to come again”Wolf Multimedia Studio, based in Jericho, Vermont since 1989, also produced the award winning Wilson Bentley Digital Archives interactive CD-ROM in 2000, containing over 1000 of Wilson Bentley’s images. The CD-ROM also contains articles written by and about Bentley, the only film of Bentley at work, games and much more.The Snowflakes in Motion DVD and more information on Bentley & the DVD are available at the Snowflake Bentley website: snowflakebentley.com, vermontsnowflakes.com and wolf1.com
Leen MeijaardVan Lomwel highlighted Meijaard’s “wealth of experience of the asset management and pension fund industries across EMEA”.“We will look to leverage his deep knowledge of the markets, local environments and extensive networks as we broaden our institutional reach,” he added.Meijaard said: “Neuberger Berman has established an impressive European institutional franchise, offering clients diversified investment capabilities.“I look forward to working with the team to identify areas for amplification of its expertise and optimising the delivery of investment solutions to European clients.”Meijaard has been a member of the board of AFC Ajax, the Netherlands’ most successful football club, since 2016. Before joining BlackRock in 2002, Meijaard held positions at Robeco Group, Fidelity Investments and New Flag Asset Management. Investment manager Neuberger Berman has appointed former BlackRock executive Leen Meijaard as a senior adviser as of 1 November.He will act as a consultant, Neuberger said in a statement, advising on European and Middle Eastern institutional business and working with Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America. Meijaard was previously BlackRock’s executive chairman for the Benelux region, a position he had held since 2015.He was a member of BlackRock’s executive committee for nearly a decade and has held managing director roles at the firm, including head of BlackRock EMEA iShares as well as head of BlackRock EMEA Institutional.