Athens School of Fine Arts

The Athens School of Fine Arts, is Greece's premier Art school whose main objective is to develop the artistic talents of its students. The Athens School of Fine Arts was known as the School for the Arts. In the beginning the School of Arts included three departments: the Crafts' School, Industrial Crafts' School and Fine Arts School; the third department was the real ancestor of today’s School of Fine Arts and began to function as a daily school in 1840. In this department subjects like painting, architecture, woodcut and cartography were taught; the same year Duchess of Plaisance who lived in Greece contributed in upgrading the school. She enriched the school's program with new types of painting lessons and called the French painter Bonirote in order to teach oil painting courses. Bonirote was a teacher there until 1843. In 1843 with royal decree School of Fine Arts was promoted in a five-year study Higher Education School. Director of the School was the famous architect Lissandros Kautantzoglou.

During the period 1844–1862 the studies' program was influenced by Europe's Academies of Fine Arts which taught neoclassicism. Some of the great students of this period became teachers in the school; some of them are Nikiphoros Lytras and Nicholaos Gysis. In 1872, after a donation of George Averoff, a new building in Patission Avenue road was constructed, named National Technical University of Athens. In 1910 the faculty acquired the independence from the named National Technical University; the same year the first four women were accepted to the School of Fine Arts. In 1923, the new Director, Nikolaos Lytras, reorganized the workshops to give them more independence and promoted newer styles of painting. In 1930, Education Minister Georgios Papandreou revamped and upgraded the old school, gave it its current name. In 1929 Konstantinos Parthenis started teaching in the school, his lessons were about the analysis of visual perception and the plastic transformation of the incoming visual information.

Many other famous artists were occupied in Athens School of Fine Arts: the sculptor Costas Dimitriadis, the engraver Yannis Kefallinos, the writer and historian Pantelis Prebelakis. Since 1947 Yiannis Moralis, Georgios Mauroidis, Constantinos Grammatopoulos and Spyros Papaloukas, Panayiotis Tetsis, Nikos Kessanlis, Dimitris Mytaras, Georgios Nikolaidis, Ilias Dekoylakos and the architect Savvas Kontaratos taught the principles of Modern Greek art. An external evaluation of all academic departments in Greek universities will be conducted by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency in the following years. List of universities in Greece List of research institutes in Greece National Technical University of Athens, the oldest Polytechnic University in Athens, which can trace its roots to the formation of the Industrial Crafts School in 1837. Education in Greece Academic grading in Greece Athens School of Fine Arts - Official website Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014 - 2020 Athens School of Fine Arts Research Unit Athens School of Fine Arts DASTA Office Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency "ATHENA" Plan for Higher Education Greek Research & Technology Network okeanos

Ray Garton

Ray Garton is an American author, well known for his work in horror fiction. He has written over sixty books, in 2006 was presented with the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, he resides in Northern California with his wife Dawn. Seductions Darklings Crucifax Autumn Lot Lizards Trade Secrets Kill the Teacher’s Pet as Joseph Locke New Neighbor Dark Channel Kiss of Death as Joseph Locke Petrified as Joseph Locke Game Over as Joseph Locke The Teacher as Joseph Locke 1-900-Killer as Joseph Locke Vengeance as Joseph Locke Biofire Shackled 411, a novella Sex and Violence in Hollywood Zombie Love Scissors The Loveliest Dead Serpent Girl The Arthur Darknell Double as Arthur Darknell The Most Interesting Prospect as Arthur Darknell Death Hunt on Ervoon Writing as Joseph Locke Vampire Heart Deadly Relations The Folks The Folks 2 Live Girls Night Life Ravenous Bestial Movie novelizations by Ray Garton: Invaders from Mars A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master as Joseph Locke A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child as Joseph Locke Warlock Good Burger as Joseph Locke Can't Hardly Wait TV series tie-in novels: Featuring characters from The Secret World of Alex Mack TV-series: Hocus Pocus as Joseph Locke Lights, Action!

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Garton appeared on MonsterTalk episode "A Connecticut Haunting in a Keen Author's Court" released in August 2011 discussing the book/haunting, calling the book "the low point of career". Reception to Garton's work has been mixed to positive, with his books receiving positive reviews from Dread Central and Rocky Mountain News. List of horror fiction authors Official Website of Novelist Ray Garton Ray Garton's official MySpace page Interview with Author Ray Garton The KBIM Paranormal Talk Radio Pat & Brian Show. Beyond Investigation Magazine. July 15, 2009. Ray Garton and Carmen Reed interviewed on The Pat & Brian Show about the origins of the book "In a Dark Place", the story behind it, the continued debate between Garton and Snedeker regarding the fiction/non-fiction of the claimed experiences by the Snedekers. Ray Garton at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database


RTK 1, is a public TV Channel in Pristina, providing news and shows. As part of the Radio Television of Kosovo, a public service broadcaster, RTK 1 produces and airs newscasts, sports updates and talk shows of interest to Kosovo viewers. RTK 1 airs in all of the territory of Kosovo. RTK 1 was founded a few weeks after the end of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, at the instigation of United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo & the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Funded through contributions from international donors, this $3 Million Project, but it was strongly supported by Bernard Kouchner senior UN Official in Kosovo. In February 2008, RTK was made a national public service television. A few months the Director-General Agim Zatriqi abandons his functions at the head of the RTK, denouncing interferences of the ruling party in the management of the chain; these accusations were taken up by the head of the European Broadcasting Union. Jean Réveillon, stated that "the pressure from the Kosovo government to transform the Kosovo Radio and Television into a radio-television of Non-critical state that will not be useful to citizens."

RTK 1 broadcasts political debates and broadcasts as well as sessions of the Kosovo Parliament. RTK 1 used to broadcast programs in the other minority languages of Kosovo. After the launch of the 2nd public channel, RTK 2, supposed to air in all the minority languages of Kosovo, all the programs moved there