Painting looted by Nazis to be returned to Jewish heirs

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — A commission in Germany has ruled that a painting by expressionist Erich Heckel that is in a German art museum was likely unlawfully obtained under the Nazis and should be returned to the heirs of a Jewish historian who once owned it. The commission said Heckel’s “Geschwister,” or “Siblings,” was owned by Jewish historian Max Fischer until 1934, the year before he fled Germany. The 1913 painting ended up back with Heckel, and the artist donated it to the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe museum in 1967. The commission said Tuesday that it had to assume Fischer lost possession of the painting due to Nazi persecution. His heirs have said they plan on donating the piece to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.last_img

Kabankalan man shot to death

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was shot to deathin Barangay Camansi, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Sola was brought to the Dr. GumersindoGarcia Sr. Memorial Hospital in Kabankalan City where he was declared “dead onarrival.” According to police investigators,Sola was driving a vehicle when four unidentified suspects peppered him withbullets around 5 p.m. on Sunday. Officers of the Kabankalan City policestation have yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the shooting./PNcenter_img Four empty cartridges of a .45-caliberfirearm were recovered from the crime scene, the report added. The 38-year-old John Paul Sola ofKabankalan City died of gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. last_img

Unilorin to commence construction of stadium – Director

first_imgRelatedPosts Veteran Nollywood actor, Prof. Akinwale, is dead Romance scam: Unilorin undergraduate to clear drainage for three months COVID-19: Unilorin reopens mosque for Juma’at prayer The Director of Sport, University of Ilorin, Prof. Olufunmilola Dominic, on Monday said the institution would soon commence construction of Phase 2 of the stadium complex. Dominic said at an interactive session with newsmen in Ilorin that the university management has concluded plans to embark on the construction. She said the proposed Phase 2 of the stadium complex would be able to accommodate games such as rugby, cricket, hockey, football 5-aside, basketball, 3-aside and swimming pool. The first female sport director of the university appealed to sport enthusiasts and investors to collaborate with the institution in its quest to keep providing world-class facilities. She also said the 2018/2019 Seasonal Sport Awards would hold at the Indoor Hall of the University Stadium Complex on January 31, 2020. According to Dominic, the award is an initiative of the Unilorin Sport Council with the aim of showing appreciation to all the student-athletes. She said it was for those who had won laurels for the university in the last academic session, especially in football, taekwondo, karate, basketball and athletics. Dominic also commended the Kwara State Government on the recently reintroduced State Sport Festival, calling it “reawakening the sport festival in the state”. Recall that the state government had said the re-introduction of sports festival was to bring youths to the limelight and ensure that their talents are identified and nurtured to stardom.— Tags: Olufunmilola DominicUNILORINUnilorin SPort CouncilUniversity of Ilorinlast_img read more

Two dead in separate north-central Iowa accidents over the weekend

first_img== A Minnesota woman is dead after a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Franklin County on Saturday morning. The State Patrol says the accident happened at the 165 mile marker near the interchange with State Highway 3 shortly after 8 o’clock. A vehicle driven by 31-year-old Clayton Hjelmeland of Harmony Minnesota was traveling southbound when he hit an icy patch, causing him to cross the median and into the path of a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Alyssa Porter of Hastings Minnesota. Porter was pronounced dead at the scene. Hjelmeland and 23-year-old Jet Jacobs of Ames were transported to the Franklin County General Hospital for treatment. The State Patrol says the accident is still under investigation. == A 16-year-old is dead after a four-vehicle collision between Mason City and Manly. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at the intersection of US Highway 65 and County Road B-15 shortly before 5:15 Saturday evening. The driver of one of the vehicles, 16-year-old Kolton Young, whose home town was not identified by the State Patrol, died as the result of injuries sustained in the accident. Four others were listed as injuries — 56-year-old George Baker, 43-year-old Dan Waters, 49-year-old Michelle Waters, and 15-year-old Trenton Jensen, whose home towns were also not identified. The Iowa State Patrol says the cause and circumstances of the accident are still under investigation at this time.  MASON CITY — Two separate accidents on Saturday in north-central Iowa have left two people dead.last_img read more