A&E Q&A: Artist finds gold as part of unique style | Community News

The glimmer of the gold-leaf artwork at artist Julie Wheeler’s table caught my eye.

This took place as I walked around the vendor’s displays at the new Cuban Gypsy Parlor’s 1st Friday “Gypsy Market” on Oct. 2.

I met an author there, too, who I will profile next week, too.

Wheeler hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but studied graphic design and painting at Loyola University in New Orleans. She’s been in Summerville for two years now, having relocated from Charlotte.



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Regan: You began art as a little girl with a crayon? Did your teachers say you had artistic talent growing up?

Wheeler: When I was young, I could never color inside the lines, both figuratively and literally. I would always go against the grain of any assigned art project. This got a lot of attention when I was in grade school. My projects

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Indian jewelry brand removes ad on Hindu-Muslim unity after public backlash | News | DW

On Tuesday, Tanishq, one of India’s top jewelry brands, removed a short advertisement film which was released as part of its “Ekatvam” (Oneness) campaign, after a public backlash.

The ad showed a Muslim family organizing a baby shower ceremony for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law.

In a statement, the brand, which is owned by the Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, said that it withdrew the ad “keeping in mind the hurt sentiments and well being of our employees, partners and store staff.”

Tanishq didn’t reveal whether its employees had received threats following the release of the ad.

Read more: Afghan refugees in India cast adrift amid coronavirus pandemic

Tanishq buckles under criticism

Tanishq was trolled on social media after the ad’s release and accused of “promoting” inter-faith marriages.

Several users trended the hashtag #BoycottTanishq on Twitter and accused the brand of promoting “love jihad”, a campaign that accuses

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SC teachers, advocacy groups voice concerns over Berkeley County schools reopening model | News

MONCKS CORNER — Teachers and advocacy groups from across the state descended on the Berkeley County School Board on Tuesday night to voice their frustrations at the district’s reopening model.

Under the district’s current plan, many teachers are required to juggle instruction to students both in person and those who are learning online at the same time. The model requires educators to teach one group of students face to face while also engaging a second group of online students, who usually sign on via video call.

A petition demanding school officials and board members allow teachers to choose one “learning pathway,” either in person or virtual, was started in late September. As of Tuesday, the petition had more than 1,820 signatures.

Teachers and groups from as far away as Columbia and Rock Hill traveled to Moncks Corner to speak to the board. Former Berkeley County teacher Melissa Soule helped organize

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Vista Outdoor Announces Closing of the Acquisition of Remington Outdoor Company’s Ammunition and Accessories Assets | News

ANOKA, Minn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, today announced the successful closing of the acquisition of certain assets related to Remington Outdoor Company’s ammunition and accessories businesses, and related intellectual property for a gross purchase price of $81.4 million.  Vista Outdoor expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings, excluding transaction and transition costs, in Fiscal Year 2022. For calendar year 2019, aggregate net sales by the Remington ammunition and accessories brands were approximately $200 million.

Chris Metz, Chief Executive Officer, said, “The migration back to nature and into the outdoors is the future. The combination of beloved ammunition brands created by this transaction will benefit shooting sports enthusiasts, outdoor recreation retailers and Vista Outdoor for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming the

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Good news for Amazon: Prime Day just turned into a holiday shopping event | National News

Prime members skew higher income, which may make these shoppers less susceptible to job losses and a stimulus bill not being passed, analysts say. Prime shoppers may be spending less on travel and other leisure activities than they did before the pandemic. This means they’ll have more to spend on electronics, kitchenware and other items from Amazon.

“If anything, many people are flush with cash and it could drive higher sales this year,” said Brian Yarbrough, analyst at Edward Jones.

Plus, the pandemic has given a boost to ecommerce spending as more people shop online from home. Amazon is benefiting from the trend.

Telsey Advisory Group forecasts Prime Day sales of up to $11 billion for Amazon, a 40% increase from last year’s event, which was held in July. The spike in online shopping as consumers order from home and increased participation from small businesses is expected to help drive

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Princess Eugenie’s wedding ‘paved way’ for Philip and Fergie to get over 20-year row | Royal | News

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank will be celebrating their second wedding anniversary today. The couple’s relationship appears to be going from strength to strength after the announcement of Eugenie’s pregnancy. This will be the Queen and Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild but Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson’s first grandchild.

Sarah — affectionately known as Fergie — tweeted her excitement when the news broke.

She wrote that she was “so excited” to be welcoming a grandchild in her 60th year, and that “welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy”.

However, Fergie’s relationship with the rest of the Royal Family has not always been easy.

She was married to Andrew from 1986 until 1996, and their messy break-up angered the Duke of Edinburgh.

Fergie was pictured in 1992 in an intimate position with her supposed financial advisor John Bryan in

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Kittery’s Rogers Park a gift that became a hidden gem – News – seacoastonline.com

Kittery, Maine, is a town of many hidden gems. Some residents – including myself – would prefer to keep these treasures secret so they don’t become spoiled, overcrowded tourist attractions.

But as popular as picturesque Rogers Park may be to local townsfolk, and dog owners especially, there are probably few who know and appreciate the story behind it.

This thickly wooded site overlooking Spruce Creek is fortunately tucked into a corner of Kittery mostly known by locals only, and not far at all from the shopping outlets for which the town is famous. It’s a spot where visitors can actually get a sense of what the area might have been like 400 years ago.

What many folks might not realize is the park was a gift from a local family whose ancestors came to America almost that long ago, aboard the Mayflower. Specifically, these 27 acres were handed over to

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CASEY: Judge rules home’s transfer was unlawful ‘gift’ and voids deed | Local News

And then on Sept. 17, 2018, King died at age 80 in a rehabilitation center in Salem. He had been ill for almost a year. And although his house was paid for, it didn’t wind up among King’s estate.

That’s because six months earlier, his live-in caretaker, Tracie Hernandez, had improperly deeded the house as a gift to a friend of hers, according to court papers. Hernandez did that using a power of attorney King Sr. had granted Hernandez in December 2017, to manage King’s financial affairs.

According to Roanoke’s real estate records, the home in question is brick, single-level, with 1,700 finished square feet not counting a 1,400-square-foot basement. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms and two baths.

It stands on slightly less than an acre and has a detached garage. For tax purposes, the land and improvements are assessed at $101,000.

Ann King questioned how the title

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The Latest: Ali to Host Women’s Sports Foundation Awards | Sports News

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd.

The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com.

The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and leaders who are speaking up about equality and social justice. In a video montage, Brady says, “Let’s keep pushing forward and breaking new ground.”

The players of the WNBA, who raised awareness of the police killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, will receive the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns will be honored for her leadership in corporate America, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians for his inclusive hiring practices.

The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Original 9,” Billie Jean King and eight other women who broke away from the

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Kate Middleton news: Duchess of Cambridge crafts Prince William’s gift of Diana’s jewels

Kate Middleton wore a stunning blue dress to meet with the diplomats in Buckingham Palace. She accessorised with jewellery fit for princess, made with blue sapphires.

“The quality is second to none – the sapphire boasts an even colour throughout, is beautifully cut and totally eye-clean and the surrounding diamonds have been hand-picked to perfectly match one another.

“It appears as though a bail and chain have been added to revamp one of the sapphires from the original Saudi Suite’s earrings so it can be worn around her neck, including the original diamond halo being kept to maintain its heritage.”

So, much would a piece like this be worth?

Tatiana said: “With the centre sapphire weighing approximately 3.00-5.00ct, and the original halo totalling a further 6.00ctw, I would easily estimate this piece to be worth between £20,000-25,000, perhaps even more given the provenance of this piece.”

Diana’s original Saudi Suite

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