Briefly noted

The 46th WorldSkills took place from September to November 2022, spread over 26 cities in 15 countries

The stonemasons only appeared for the presentation as “exhibition skills“ because they had not brought together the necessary number of 12 sending countries

Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage warns: the Ahlat stone craftsmanship in Turkey is in danger of getting lost

Causes are the lack of new apprentices, modern building techniques and new materials used in the region at the foothills of the Nemrut Mountain

Miscellaneous: news all around natural stone and rock

“Halo“ is the name of a new pendant lamp by Spanish United Alabaster company. It consists of two overlapping rings suspended from a single ceiling base

Euroroc General Assembly at Marmomac 2022: central issues among companies across Europe are high energy costs and shortage of skilled workers

Representatives of natural stone associations from countries in and outside the EU presented the situation at home

Premios Macael: Spain’s King and Queen paid recognition to the stone sector in the province of Almeria

Don Felipe and Doña Letizia presented the awards at the Premios Macael gala / 20 years ago, TV journalist Letizia Ortiz was herself the presenter at the event

Miscellaneous: news all around natural stone and rock

“El Desierto Florido“ (The blossoming Desert) is a phenomenon in Chile’s Atacama when it has rained there. During October 2022, the driest place on Earth was in color again

Miscellaneous: news all around natural stone and rock

“The Planets!“ is a 2000-piece puzzle set featuring 8 celestial bodies of our solar system. They range in size from Mercury at 7“ up to Saturn with rings of 39“

Venue for the 2023 EuroSkills from September 05 to 09 will be Gdańsk in Poland

The vocational competition’s umbrella organization withdrew the event from the original host St. Petersburg as a city in Putin’s Russia

Miscellaneous: news all around natural stone and rock

Vesuvius‘ last major eruption was in 1944, and this could be the beginning of a longer period of quiescence with only minor volcanic events, scientists at ETH Zurich suspect based on studies of the magma chamber under the mountain

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