Almost two dozen Nova Scotian artists and craftspeople were honoured today, April 12, as their work became part of the Nova Scotia Art Bank collection. In a presentation ceremony held at the Mary E. Black Gallery, in Halifax, Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Judy Streatch paid tribute to the 23 artists whose work had been selected by an independent jury for purchase by the Art Bank. “Our department encourages the development of artistic excellence, and the artists and craftspeople recognized today are second to none,” said Ms. Streatch. “We are pleased to be able to support their careers and preserve their work through our Art Bank Purchase Program.” Established in 1975, the Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program has supported the careers of local artists for more than 30 years. Today, the collection consists of almost 2,000 pieces of art, which are displayed in government offices throughout the province and in special gallery exhibitions across the country. “Thanks to the Art Bank Purchase Program, the province is able to not only preserve, but to showcase the work of local artists, so that it can be enjoyed by present and future generations of Nova Scotians,” said Ms. Streatch. The newly purchased work will be on display to the public at the Mary E. Black Gallery, 1683 Barrington St., Halifax, from April 13 to April 23. Applications for the 2006 Art Bank Purchase Program will be accepted until Nov. 15. For more information, go to the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc .
September 24, 2019
This week, Goodyear Tyres will be present at the bi-annual Hillhead Show in England, the world’s biggest working quarry exhibition. This leading tyre manufacturer will showcase the company’s latest technologies as well as highlight the top products in the range in live demos across the show.For 2018, Goodyear will be presenting the latest digital innovation for the industry in the shape of Goodyear Proactive Solutions TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) Heavy Duty and an enhanced version of its EMTrack Off-the-Road (OTR) tyre performance monitoring system.Responding to the digital transformation in the OTR vehicle and equipment industry, these two new digital innovations are designed to help OTR fleets reduce their total cost of ownership.Along with these technologies the Goodyear OTR team will be on hand to answer questions about the new technology as well as handle queries on the vast product range which will also be on display.Across the show, Goodyear tyres will be present and active on several machines including Komatsu’s WA470-8 which will be visible in the Work Area of the show. The machine will be fitted with a set of Goodyear 26.5R25 L5 RL5K tyres which are recommended for severe applications such as pit face, difficult industrial operations or underground.Komatsu will also be showcasing another WA470-8 on its stand, this time fitted with the Goodyear RT-3B which is a strong choice for use on rough terrain. It performs well on sand and aggregate thanks to its multiple steel belts, wide tread width and all-steel radial construction.Paul Bould, OTR Manager Goodyear UK&I “There’s nothing better than meeting people from the industry face to face and the Hillhead Show is the best way to make new contacts in this vibrant industry. We are looking forward to showcasing our new digital solutions for the first time in the UK and highlighting to machine fleet managers the benefits of using such technologies in their fleet.”“Benefits include preventing tyre-related incidents; resulting in reduced machine down time, less breakdown costs and up to 15% more working hours due to tyres having the right pressure at all times. This means up to 85% fewer tyre-related incidents. The figures are impressive, and we look forward to presenting them for three days at the show.” he concluded.