Order of the Eastern Star raffling quilt to support Step Up and Ride

first_imgMembers of The Order of the Eastern Star in Dawson Creek were selling raffle tickets for a quilt this morning at the Co-op Mall. The proceeds from the raffle are going to support the Step Up and Ride Society, which provides a transportation service for the elderly and disabled in the community. They will be selling raffle tickets until 2 p.m. this afternoon, but if you don’t catch them today, they will be back at the Co-op Mall on Aug. 25 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Getty Museum sends artifacts to Italy as part of agreement

first_imgOne of the works was a highly prized vase attributed to the 5th century B.C. Greek painter Euphronios. The delivery was the first since Getty Director Michael Brand signed a deal with Rutelli last week to return 40 contested artifacts from the Getty’s Los Angeles collection that Italy says were looted from its territory. The Getty has always denied knowingly buying illegally obtained objects, and Italy’s deal with the museum includes no admission of guilt. It calls for all but one of the treasures to be transferred to Italy by year’s end. The last and most prized work, a 5th century B.C. statue of the goddess Aphrodite, will remain at the Getty until 2010. In exchange, Italy will lend the Los Angeles museum other artifacts for up to four years each. The agreement also provides for cultural cooperation, including research projects and joint exhibitions. The four objects returned Tuesday include a red-figured ceramic vase known as a kantharos, with masks of Dionysus and a satyr. The work, which is believed to date from 480 B.C., is attributed to the great painter Euphronios. Another Euphronios work, a large vase, was at the heart of Italy’s negotiations with Metropolitan Museum in New York over its disputed antiquities. In addition to the Euphronios, the other Getty artifacts include a fragment of a wall fresco from the 1st century B.C. depicting Hercules; an Etruscan terra cotta statue from the 5th century B.C.; and a vase depicting a garden scene dating from 350 B.C. and attributed to the potter Asteas. Former Getty curator Marion True is on trial in Rome accused of knowingly acquiring ancient treasures that Italy maintains were stolen or unearthed illegally and smuggled out of the country. True denies wrongdoing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Nicole Winfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME – Four prized artifacts from the J. Paul Getty Museum in California returned to Italy on Tuesday, the first of 40 works to be handed over by the Getty as a result of Italy’s efforts to recover antiquities it says were looted and sold to museums. Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli announced that the four works, which he said were insured for $427 million, would be distributed to Italian museums. last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO OF RUNNERS IN THE BALLYARE 10K

first_imgMORE than 115 runners took part in the Ballyare 10k in glorious Donegal sunshine this evening.Locals lined the route to cheer on the runners – and the dozens more taking part in a fun walk/run earlier. There was a great atmosphere at one of Donegal’s finest historical pubs ‘Carrs of the Diamond’ where tea, sandwiches and cakes were laid on for runners and spectators; and of course the odd fine ale for those who wanted one.Pauric McKinney won the race in just over 34 minutes; about the time it would take the odd donegaldaily.com staffer to drive the same route, which wound its way around the fair byways and highways of Ballyare.We hope to have all the results on donegaldaily.com later. Our video shows all the runners just 100 metres after the start of the race as it hit the Ards road to Ramelton.DDTV: VIDEO OF RUNNERS IN THE BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballyare 10kCarrs of the DiamondDDTVdonegallast_img read more

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