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“When King Mancastle and his mightly vassals ride off on crusade, the women left behind are not at all put out – that’s a lot less armor polishing for them to do. Of […] The post Buy This Comic! Ladycastle TPB appeared first on Geek.co

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Open thread for night owls: 'Rookie mistake' by Rick Scott resulted in steep hurricane cleanup costs

After Hurricane Irma carved a path of destruction through the Florida Keys, the task of managing the cleanup fell on Florida Gov. Rick Scott. For reasons that remain mysterious, however, Scott chose to ignore contracts already arranged by the state for cleanu
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Open thread for night owls: 'Rookie mistake' by Rick Scott resulted in steep hurricane cleanup costs

After Hurricane Irma carved a path of destruction through the Florida Keys, the task of managing the cleanup fell on Florida Gov. Rick Scott. For reasons that remain mysterious, however, Scott chose to ignore contracts already arranged by the state for cleanup and debris removal, instead ordering new, “emergency” contracts from other companies–including a company that had no prior emergency experience. Jim DeFede reports that we now have an estimate of how much those Scott-pushed contracts cost taxpayers: As much as $30 million. CBS4 News reviewed more than $43 million worth of invoices submitted to the state through February by Munilla Construction Management (MCM) and Community Asphalt, the two firms selected to operate in the Keys under the emergency contract. If the Governor had instead used one of the companies already under contract with the state, it would have cost taxpayers as little as $13 million to do the exact same work. Not only did Scott’s act cost substantially more than the previously arranged contracts, it caused chaos in the days following Irma, as some of those companies had already pre-positioned crews in preparation for cleanup before learning that their services would not be used. Former Homeland Security Inspector General Richard Skinner was blunt about Scott’s scrapping of existing contracts in order to sign new, non-competitive bids: “It just makes no sense at all.” TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES • THE WEEK’S HIGH IMPACT STORIES TWEET OF THE DAY xWhat the hell is this? Here’s an idea: walk down the hall and tell your husband to end HIS policy of breaking up families. https://t.co/Fvb70mKlVE— Neera Tanden 🌊 (@neeratanden) June 17, 2018 Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.” LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE

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ICICI Bank up 4% on reports that board is mulling top management reshuffle

ICICI Bank was trading 3.8% higher at Rs 293 on the BSE, as compared to 0.09% decline in the S&P BSE Sensex at 12:45 pm.
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ICICI Bank up 4% on reports that board is mulling top management reshuffle

ICICI Bank was trading 3.8% higher at Rs 293 on the BSE, as compared to 0.09% decline in the S&P BSE Sensex at 12:45 pm.

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Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1
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Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1M, announces group investment product Weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a $76M African startup […]

Email security startup Tessian raises $13M led by Balderton and Accel

Tessian (formerly called CheckRecipient), the London-based startup that is deploying machine learning to improve email security, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Balderton Capital, and existing backer Accel. A number of previou
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Email security startup Tessian raises $13M led by Balderton and Accel

Tessian (formerly called CheckRecipient), the London-based startup that is deploying machine learning to improve email security, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Balderton Capital, and existing backer Accel. A number of previous investors also followed on, including Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, LocalGlobe, Winton Ventures, and Walking Ventures. Founded in […]

Google makes $550M strategic investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Google has been increasing its presence in China in recent times, and today it has continued that push by agreeing to a strategic partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com which will see Google purchase $550 million of shares in the Chinese firm. Google has mad
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Google makes $550M strategic investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Google has been increasing its presence in China in recent times, and today it has continued that push by agreeing to a strategic partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com which will see Google purchase $550 million of shares in the Chinese firm. Google has made investments in China, released products there and opened up offices that […]

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor Do cities still want a sharing economy? As tech startups surge in cities, incl
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Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor Do cities still want a sharing economy? As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a priority The city of Austin is currently piloting a program […]

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Grant Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Grant Miller is the co-founder of Replicated As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (Sa
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After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Grant Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Grant Miller is the co-founder of Replicated As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com. This model has been validated by the […]

Primates in peril

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, w
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Primates in peril

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while the human population spread to all corners of the earth, many of our closest relatives are under serious threat.

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‘The Subtle Beauty of Bronze’ at Maison Gerard, New York

Maison Gerard is hosting new works by Jaimal Odedra and Aline Hazarian at its New York venue in the exhibition “The Subtle Beauty of Bronze,” which runs through the end of the summer.“We are so excited to share the unique processes of these incredible t
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‘The Subtle Beauty of Bronze’ at Maison Gerard, New York

Maison Gerard is hosting new works by Jaimal Odedra and Aline Hazarian at its New York venue in the exhibition “The Subtle Beauty of Bronze,” which runs through the end of the summer.“We are so excited to share the unique processes of these incredible talents at the gallery; these collections celebrate true craftsmanship,” says Benoist F. Drut, Gallery Owner.Jaimal Odedra is a multi-talented designer who has enjoyed a successful career in Europe, India, Africa, and the United States. Odedra has worked for some of the world’s leading fashion houses, designing for luxury brands including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Donna Karan. In addition, he has consulted for many European luxury design houses most notably Givenchy and Rick Owens in Paris, designing both accessories and home objects using leather, bronze, sterling silver, bone, horn, terracotta, aluminum, and wood.“Over the last several years, Odedra has been focused on creating his own accessories collection for the home exclusively in bronze and exploring the use of bronze in the traditional sand-casting methods. Working with small artisanal set-ups in Morocco, he implements organic, harmonious shapes to form centerpieces, place settings, objects, (including a new collection of heart form vases). In addition, he will debut “Love,” a selection of contemporary, signed jewelry including pendants, necklaces, and bracelets. These new works are highly polished, fluid, and playful. Odedra is based in New York City and also resides in London and Morocco,” says the gallery.Aline Hazarian is an interior designer by training and a financier by trade. She initially turned her hand to furniture during the redesign of her Paris home and has not stopped since. Inspired by the great aesthetic movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly Art Nouveau and Art Deco, her sober yet striking pieces are thoroughly modern, cosmopolitan creations that eschew fashion in favor of a more timeless approach. Highlights include “Anahit,” a contemporary oval coffee table, and “Aramaz,” a contemporary rectangular console table, both in polished and patinated bronze. “The Subtle Beauty of Bronze” is on view through August 31, 2018 at Maison Gerard, 43 East 10th street, New York- USA.For details, visit: http://www.maisongerard.com/Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Thomas Chippendale: 300 Years at Christie’s, London, July 5

What: Thomas Chippendale: 300 YearsWhere: Christie’s, 8 King Street, St. James 'sWhen: July 5, 05.00 pmPublic Viewing: 30 Jun, 12 pm – 5 pm; 1 Jul, 12 pm – 5 pm; 2 Jul, 9 am - 4:30 pm; 3 Jul, 9 am – 8 pm; 4 Jul, 9 am – 4.30 pm; 5 Jul, 9 am – 3 pmT
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Auction Preview: Thomas Chippendale: 300 Years at Christie’s, London, July 5

What: Thomas Chippendale: 300 YearsWhere: Christie’s, 8 King Street, St. James 'sWhen: July 5, 05.00 pmPublic Viewing: 30 Jun, 12 pm – 5 pm; 1 Jul, 12 pm – 5 pm; 2 Jul, 9 am - 4:30 pm; 3 Jul, 9 am – 8 pm; 4 Jul, 9 am – 4.30 pm; 5 Jul, 9 am – 3 pmTop lots of the sale:- A George III Mahogany and Indian Ebony Commode by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1766 – 69. The lock stamped E. Gascoigne, 35 in. (89 cm.) high; 62 ½ in. (158.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 3,000,000 - GBP 5,000,000 (USD 3,963,000 - USD 6,605,000)- A George III Gilt wood Sofa Designed by Robert Adam and Made by Thomas Chippendale, 1765. With 'Barron Patent' castors, 45 ½ in. (116 cm.) high; 86 in. (218.5 cm.) wide; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 2,000,000 - GBP 3,000,000 (USD 2,642,000 - USD 3,963,000)- A George III Gilt wood Sofa Designed by Robert Adam and Made by Thomas Chippendale, 1765. With 'Barron Patent' casters, 45 ½ in. (116 cm.) high; 86 in. (218.5 cm.) wide; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 2,000,000 - GBP 3,000,000 (USD 2,642,000 - USD 3,963,000)- A Pair of George III Giltwood Torcheres by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1773. The original gilding partly refreshed, with batten-carrying holes. 60 ½ in. (154 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 350,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 462,350 - USD 660,500)- A George III Indian Rosewood, Fustic, Tulipwood and Marquetry Dressing-Bureau by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1770 – 75. 31 in. (78.5 cm.) high; 49 in. (124.5 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 396,300 - USD 660,500)- A George III Mahogany Cabinet by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1770. 99 ½ in. (253 cm.) high, including finial; 47 ½ in. (121 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 396,300 - USD 660,500)- A Set of Twelve George III Parcel-Gilt and White-Painted Armchairs by Thomas Chippendale, Circa 1770-72, Originally Parcel-Gilt and Blue-Painted. 37 in. (94 cm.) high; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) wide; 22 ¾ in. (58 cm.) deep. Estimate: GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 396,300 - USD 660,500)- A Set of Twelve Mahogany Dining-Chairs 'In the Chinese Manner'. Eleven George III, attributed to Thomas Chippendale, circa 1760-65 and one from 20th Century. The armchairs: 101.5 cm. (40 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) deep; The side chairs: 40 in. (102 cm.) high; 21 ¼ in. (54.5 cm.) wide; 23 ½ in. (59 cm.) deep, with approx. 1/4 in. variance across the set. Estimate: GBP 250,000 - GBP 400,000 (USD 330,250 - USD 528,400)For details, visit: https://www.christies.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Le Mans Classic 2018 by Artcurial at Le Mans Circuit, Maine, July 7

What: Le Mans Classic 2018Where: Le Mans Marquee 24 Hour Circuit, 72000 Le MansWhen: July 7, 2:00 PMPublic Viewing: 6 July, 10 am-10pm, 7 July, from 10 am-2pmTop Lots of the Sale:- «1969 Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Competizione Group 4 Racing car»
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Auction Preview: Le Mans Classic 2018 by Artcurial at Le Mans Circuit, Maine, July 7

What: Le Mans Classic 2018Where: Le Mans Marquee 24 Hour Circuit, 72000 Le MansWhen: July 7, 2:00 PMPublic Viewing: 6 July, 10 am-10pm, 7 July, from 10 am-2pmTop Lots of the Sale:- «1969 Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Competizione Group 4 Racing car» - Chassis # 12467 - Engine n ° 251. 5th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971 and 1st at the performance index. Prototype prefiguring the 15 examples Factory. Important ranking in competition. In the process of Ferrari Classiche certification.  Estimated Price: US$ 7,554,000 – 8,716,150- «2012 Aston Martin One-77 Q-Edition» - Swiss circulation title, Chassis No. SCFGFXXX4BGS17734. 1 of 7 copies Q-Edition, First hand and 360 miles of origin, The most exclusive Aston, a hypercar. Estimated Price: US$ 7,554,000 – 8,716,150- «1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster» - No Reserve, Chassis No. 198 042 10 003222 - Engine No. 198 982 0000 184 Aluminum - Body Shop Number: 198.042 10 00234. 1,372 km Original, One Owner Only. 11th to Last Model made with aluminum block and disc brakes. Estimated Price: US$ 1,743,220 - 2,324,300- «1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Butterfly» - No reserve, Swedish circulation title, Chassis n ° 198.040 6500180 - Engine n ° 198.980 6500204 - Body n ° 198.040 6500176 - N ° factory order 805680. 67 000 km of origin, Same owner since 1968, Matching numbers & colors. Amazing history, Tubular chassis, six-cylinder direct injection engine, dry sump, Alfin brakes, independent wheels, streamlined bodywork. Estimated Price: US$ 1,162,150 - 1,743,220- «1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7L RS Lightweight» - Belgian Traffic Title, Chassis # 9113600994 - Engine # 6630971 - Production # 1036590. Chassis Restoration, Matching Numbers, One of 200 Lightweight Versions, Complies with origin (advanced inspection with scanner). Estimated Price: US$ 1,162,150 - 1,394,600- 1975 Lamborghini LP400 Countach «Periscopio» - German traffic title, Chassis # 1120062 - Engine # 1120066. Exceptional condition, original tints, Less than 6,000 km since its total restoration, Stunning design, high performance, A chef de Italian design work, Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Estimated Price: US$ 1,045,950 - 1,162,150- «1968 Lamborghini Miura P400» - French registration card, Serial number: # 3649 - Engine number: 2211. Very nice historic, Sold new in France, the unique original Silver P400 Silver, Demonstration car of the Paris Monceau dealer, One of 475 built copies. Estimated Price: US$ 929,750 - 1,278,400- «1993 Porsche 964 RSR 3.8L» - Competition vehicle, Chassis # WPOZZZ96ZPS496086 - Engine n ° 62P85628; Only 4,021 km since it left the factory, Only 51 units produced, Never used in competition. Estimated Price: US$ 929,750 - 1,162,150For details, visit: https://www.artcurial.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

'Fun-Sized' tourism campaign reaps $1.9 million in bookings

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials say the state's new «Fun-Sized» tourism campaign is working to the tune of $1.9 million in hotel bookings. The Providence Journal reports the state's Commerce Corporation says the campaign has led to
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'Fun-Sized' tourism campaign reaps $1.9 million in bookings

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials say the state's new «Fun-Sized» tourism campaign is working to the tune of $1.9 million in hotel bookings. The Providence Journal reports the state's Commerce Corporation says the campaign has led to more than 6,000 hotel bookings since it launched in November, as ...

Hawaii, Japan airlines file for joint venture

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have submitted paperwork seeking to join forces to potentially bring hundreds of thousands of more people to Hawaii. West Hawaii Today reports the airlines have recently filed an application wit
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Hawaii, Japan airlines file for joint venture

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have submitted paperwork seeking to join forces to potentially bring hundreds of thousands of more people to Hawaii. West Hawaii Today reports the airlines have recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Japanese government requesting immunity ...

Poet Paul Dunbar commemorated in Ohio events

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The life and work of a prominent black poet born in Ohio in the 19th century will be celebrated with weekend activities just before his birthday. The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site will host a June 23 birthday party in his honor
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Poet Paul Dunbar commemorated in Ohio events

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The life and work of a prominent black poet born in Ohio in the 19th century will be celebrated with weekend activities just before his birthday. The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site will host a June 23 birthday party in his honor. The event with ...

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Three F1 teams approached McLaren over Norris

It emerged prior to the Canadian Grand Prix that Toro Rosso made an enquiry but only on the basis that Norris would become a free agent.However, McLaren boss Zak Brown has made it clear that it has no intention of letting the 2016 McLaren Autosport BRDC Awar
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Three F1 teams approached McLaren over Norris

It emerged prior to the Canadian Grand Prix that Toro Rosso made an enquiry but only on the basis that Norris would become a free agent.However, McLaren boss Zak Brown has made it clear that it has no intention of letting the 2016 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner go after the team supported his progress through the junior ranks.«We've been approached by more than one team,» Brown ... Keep reading

Mets hope to provide support for deGrom vs. Rockies (Jun 18, 2018)

DENVER -- Jacob deGrom will start for the New York Mets, hoping the offensive life his teammates have shown will help him end his agonizing misfortune.
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Mets hope to provide support for deGrom vs. Rockies (Jun 18, 2018)

DENVER -- Jacob deGrom will start for the New York Mets, hoping the offensive life his teammates have shown will help him end his agonizing misfortune.

The interview remains critical in the NBA draft process

CHICAGO (AP) The elevator stopped at the 16th floor of the swanky hotel, and after a few nervous steps down the hallway a soon-to-be professional athlete was ready to face perhaps the most unpredictable part of the NBA draft process.
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The interview remains critical in the NBA draft process

CHICAGO (AP) The elevator stopped at the 16th floor of the swanky hotel, and after a few nervous steps down the hallway a soon-to-be professional athlete was ready to face perhaps the most unpredictable part of the NBA draft process.

Fall reprieved after 2nd test red card

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) World Rugby has dismissed a red card awarded against France fullback Benjamin Fall in last weekend's second test against New Zealand, ensuring he will be available for the third test at Dunedin on Saturday.
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Fall reprieved after 2nd test red card

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) World Rugby has dismissed a red card awarded against France fullback Benjamin Fall in last weekend's second test against New Zealand, ensuring he will be available for the third test at Dunedin on Saturday.

Will Alonso’s Triple Crown bid come at the expense of F1?

Only Graham Hill has managed the feat and that was completed in 1972, almost 50 years ago.So what will he do now? Will his focus be entirely on completing his quest and could that mean calling time on his F1 career?The Spaniard, who will turn 37 next month, p
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Will Alonso’s Triple Crown bid come at the expense of F1?

Only Graham Hill has managed the feat and that was completed in 1972, almost 50 years ago.So what will he do now? Will his focus be entirely on completing his quest and could that mean calling time on his F1 career?The Spaniard, who will turn 37 next month, picked up his first international race win since May 2013 at the World Endurance Championship race in Spa this season. He backed ... Keep reading

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