Art at the Rock: Online

first_imgArtists participating in November’s Art at the Rock will be selling their wares through an online preview auction for the benefit of Georgia 4-H. “For the first time, we are offering an online auction of items some of our artists have selected to sell in advance of the show,” says Tina Maddox Owen, coordinator of Art at the Rock. “The artists select the piece and set the asking price. Whatever the final bid is above the asking price goes to support 4-H projects in Georgia.” Paintings, pottery, jewelry, hand-woven rugs and other artworks are on view at www.32auctions.com/2014ART. This online auction will run through Nov. 20.These online, pre-show artists as well as many others working in paint, clay, glass, metal, fiber and other media will converge on Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia, Nov. 22-23 for the sixth annual Art at the Rock. This juried art show, sale and marketplace attracts around 75 artists and about 1,000 visitors each year. The show and sale will be on display in the Senior Pavilion. Music, food and the outdoor marketplace of locally grown and made products will round out the experience. This 4-H center is known for its peaceful setting among the whispering pines and the Rock Eagle effigy mound. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. Come early to enjoy the famous Rock Eagle Sunday Brunch. For more information about the auction and Art at the Rock, contact Tina Maddox Owen at (706) 484-2873, tinam@uga.edu or go to www.rockeagle4h.org/ART.last_img read more

DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age

first_imgLocalNews DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age by: – September 6, 2011 Dominica Social Security buliding. Photo credit: investdominica.comThe Dominica Social Security is defending a decision to advocate for the implementation of an increase in retirement age and a higher contribution rate.A report has recommended that the retirement age move from 60 to 65 and the Dominica Social Security has been conducting sensitization meetings around Dominica.Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security Augustus Etienne said the changes are imminent but the public’s impute is essential.“Because of the age of the system and because of the age of the population, we have a lot of people retiring and we are getting to point that the reserves that we have been able to accumulate overtime will be depleted in the future. When that happens we are going to have to charge people the real cost of the benefits that we are paying to them. In other to avid that, we have to make changes on a gradual basis so the system will be in place for future generations,” he said.He said the recommendations have been there for years but sometimes it’s difficult to implement some of those changes.“People are saying that things are looking bleak but every three years we are recommended by law to undertake a review which will indicate what changes will be made to the system. The system is not meant to be static. Overtime changes must be made and where you fail to make changes when you were suppose to make changes, the time will come when you will have to make drastic changes that will be too much for the people will deal at the time,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 14 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Trinamool leader shot dead in Murshidabad

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead on Friday afternoon at Hariharpara in Murshidabad. The deceased, identified as Safiul Hasan, was the husband of the Humaipur Panchayat Pradhan.According to sources, Hasan was going to Hariharpara from Humaipur on Friday afternoon. He stopped at Pradipdanga area on the way and sent his driver to bring something. While he was waiting, a few miscreants came there in a car and blocked the way of Hasan’s car. Before he could react, the miscreants hurled multiple bombs at Hasan’s car. To save himself, the Trinamool leader got down from his car and tried to run. But as soon as he got down, the miscreants fired a few rounds at him. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTwo bullets pierced Hasan’s head and chest and he collapsed on the road. Hearing sounds of the bombs and gunfire, local residents ran to him. Seeing resistance, the miscreants again hurled some bombs and fled from the spot. Hasan was rushed to a local hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Later, police sent the body for autopsy examination. Hasan’s family members alleged that since the Lok Sabha elections, he was being threatened, but he did not bother to act against the same. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn another incident, a clash broke out between Trinamool and BJP workers at Goghat in Hooghly. It has been alleged that a few BJP workers had yelled at some Trinamool workers on Friday afternoon, saying ‘Jai Sree Ram’. When the Trinamool workers protested, the saffron party workers allegedly started beating them up. After a few minutes, a contingent of police went to the spot to control the situation. But when police tried to stop the clash, they were also beaten up. Three police personnel were injured in the incident. Later, Sub-Divisional Police officer (SDPO), Arambagh, went to the spot along with a large police force and resorted to lathicharge to control the situation.last_img read more

THAI joins with Airbus to develop Southeast Asias aircraft maintenanc

first_imgSource = THAI – Thai Airways International THAI A350 in BangkokTHAI joins with Airbus to develop Southeast Asia’s aircraft maintenance centerHis Excellency Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister, presided over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and Airbus to study the development of a major new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility or TG MRO Complex Development at U-Tapao International Airport as the aircraft maintenance center for the Asia-Pacific region. The MOU was signed at THAI’s Head Office by Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, which was witnessed by Mr. Akhom Tempittayapaisit, Minister of Transport, Royal Thai Navy Admiral Thaweechai Boon-anan, and Mr. Areepong Bhoocha-Oom, THAI Chairman of the Board of Directors.Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said “THAI has reached initial agreement with Airbus to exchange necessary information and jointly evaluate the potential development of a TG MRO Complex Development at U-Tapao International Airport, which is part of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development plan 2017-2021. This will drive Thailand to become the most modern Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Center in the Asia-Pacific, equipped with the best innovation and technology that adheres to international standards, and furthermore support other aviation business industries that comply with the Government’s policies. The new aircraft maintenance center will serve airlines across the region and worldwide as well as create sustainable revenue for THAI and Thailand, bringing the country closer towards Thailand 4.0 as the future Gateway to Asia.”Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said “this exciting new project will help to meet strong demand for maintenance services in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region. With the fleet in the region set to almost triple to over 15,000 aircraft over the next 20 years, this project represents a sound opportunity for Thailand to develop its footprint in the aerospace sector.”Upon its completion, the new aircraft maintenance center will be one of the most modern facilities to provide aircraft maintenance in the Asia-Pacific region with the capability to provide light and heavy maintenance for multiple aircraft types utilizing the latest digital technology to assess and conduct aircraft maintenance with high performance evaluation technologies. Furthermore, it will include an intelligent maintenance center that can reduce investment costs, is environmentally friendly, complete with an aircraft maintenance training center to train the best aviation technicians and engineers based on international standards, which will support the future expansion of aircraft maintenance business in the years to come. THAIbook flights here last_img read more