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CityLife Shopping District by Zaha Hadid Architects opens in Milan

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the CityLife Shopping District has been opened to the public in Milan, Italy. The shopping center, at a whopping 32,000 sq.m., forms part of the CityLife development in the district surrounding the Tre Torri station on the M

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Astronomers have found the planet Vulcan 16 light years away from Earth

Well … kinda. A new study from University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge, along with a team including Tennessee State University astronomers Matthew Muterspaugh and Gregory Henry, have discovered a planet orbiting the star 40 Eridani A as part of the
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Astronomers have found the planet Vulcan 16 light years away from Earth

Well … kinda. A new study from University of Florida astronomer Jian Ge, along with a team including Tennessee State University astronomers Matthew Muterspaugh and Gregory Henry, have discovered a planet orbiting the star 40 Eridani A as part of the Dharma Planet Survey, which is analyzing about 150 nearby stars that are like the Sun in size and temperature to detect planets based on Doppler shifts.  The planet, categorized as a “super-Earth” (i.e., two to ten times the size of terra firma and possibly terrestrial), has twice the radius of Earth and about nine times the mass. According to the scientists involved, it is barely within the habitable zone of 40 Eridani A, an orange dwarf star (or K-type main-sequence star) which is smaller and cooler than our sun. 40 Eridani is a triple star system 16.4 light years from Earth in the constellation of Eridanus. 40 Eridani A is the brightest star of the three and visible to the naked eye in the night sky.  Whether the planet discovered orbiting 40 Eridani A may support life is open question. The conditions would not be optimal. The closeness of its orbit means a year on this planet is 42 days, and that closeness to the star also means the planet’s temp is more “toasty” than what we’re used to here. All that extra mass means the gravity well of the planet would be stronger and make things a bit heavier too. Whether that would be cripplingly heavy for life to flourish is another open question. The reason these findings have made headlines in recent days is not exactly the planet itself but where this planet was located, and how close some of the conditions match an iconic fictional world in science fiction lore. Since at least 1968, the planet Vulcan from Star Trek has been speculated by fans and the show's creator as being located in the 40 Eridani system.  Whether or not there are green-blooded, pointy-eared, human-looking aliens living on this planet is the next shoe to drop.

Open thread for night owls: McDonald's workers strike to end sexual harassment on the job

Hannah Giorgis at The Atlantic writes—The Simple Request of the McDonald’s Anti–Sexual Harassment Protests: Tuesday afternoon in Chicago, a McDonald’s worker and single mother named Adriana Alvarez led a group of protestors who stood with blue duc
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Open thread for night owls: McDonald's workers strike to end sexual harassment on the job

Hannah Giorgis at The Atlantic writes—The Simple Request of the McDonald’s Anti–Sexual Harassment Protests: Tuesday afternoon in Chicago, a McDonald’s worker and single mother named Adriana Alvarez led a group of protestors who stood with blue duct tape covering their mouths, with “#MeToo” scrawled on it in black marker. “I represent thousands of fast-food workers who are striking across the country against sexual harassment,” Alvarez said after removing the tape from her face. “Today, fast-food workers just like me are breaking the silence. We’re taking this historic step, and we’re going on strike to tell McDonald’s ‘No more sexual harassment.’” “We’ve seen in the news that sexual harassment is happening to others within more major corporations like CBS, and how Hollywood actresses have filed lawsuits against their CEOs and media moguls,” Alvarez continued. “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that fast-food workers take action and use our voices in the same way—to hold McDonald’s and other fast-food chains accountable.” But McDonald’s employees—and workers across the food-service industry—have been speaking up about workplace harassment for years. In May, 10 women working at McDonald’s locations in nine different cities filed complaints against the company with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for what they described as a culture of rampant sexual harassment. [...] For McDonald’s employees and other fast-food workers, the overall lack of empathy from the public stems from the same source of marginalization that enable cultures of workplace harassment. Many low-wage food-service employees are uniquely vulnerable to harassment on the job because of the precariousness of their economic conditions. The specter of poverty complicates—and often precludes—decisions like the one to risk one’s income to protest harassment. Reports of misconduct in more visible, highly paid industries have thus far eclipsed the national concern over the hostile working conditions that many food-service employees contend with. So when McDonald’s employees ask that their voices be heard, their entreaties are directed just as much to media and to consumers as they are to the company’s executives. Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”                   ~~John Muir, My Summer in the Sierra (1911) TWEET OF THE DAY xMazie Hirono tells ABC that Chuck Grassley's claim that Republicans have done everything they can to contact Dr. Ford «is such bullshit I can hardly stand it.» pic.twitter.com/cPUr0EeI0R— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 20, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2014—Boehner: Jobless Americans would 'just rather sit around' House Speaker John Boehner had some harsh words for jobless Americans Thursday. In response to a question at the end of a speech to a conservative audience: Boehner then lamented «this idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really don't have to work. I don't really want to do this. I think I'd rather just sit around. This is a very sick idea for our country.» Ahem: Less than two weeks after the House returned from its «August recess,» which stretched well into September, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that the lower chamber would be leaving town once again. Not for a week, as originally planned. But for almost two months, so members can go home and campaign before Election Day. ANYWAY. The «very sick idea» is that unemployed people would just rather sit around. The jobs economy is improving, slowly, but this is still an economy where there are 2.1 job seekers for every available job. LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE On today’s Kagro in the Morning show, Kavanaugh still tops the news. Greg Dworkin rounds up the latest on that front and more. New angles also include a review of the stolen documents story, and that «certain look» his clerks should have. Trump still doesn’t know how elections work. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)

Trump's judges double down, making it easier for prosecutors to convict innocent people

Donald J. Trump’s put five judges on the Fifth Circuit; George W. Bush placed four there. Two Reagan appointees are still active. Just three Obama and two Clinton judges sit on that court, which hears appeals from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The late
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Trump's judges double down, making it easier for prosecutors to convict innocent people

Donald J. Trump’s put five judges on the Fifth Circuit; George W. Bush placed four there. Two Reagan appointees are still active. Just three Obama and two Clinton judges sit on that court, which hears appeals from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The latest reminder of what that means for our rights is a chilling one. For the past 55 years, prosecutors have been required to share exculpatory evidence—that is, evidence they have that a defendant may be innocent—with the defendant. That requirement, called the Brady Rule or Brady Doctrine, does little to alleviate the radical disparity between prosecutorial and defense resources when defendants depend on public funding, but it’s a bulwark against the worst of abuses. The rule came out of a 1963 Supreme Court case, Brady v. Maryland, in which prosecutors prosecuted one man, John Leo Brady, for murder—he was sentenced to death—despite having a confession from another man, Donald Boblit, admitting he’d been the one to kill the victim.  Seems like a fundamentally sound concept, no?

Holding their kids, activists walk out on Senate hearing in protest of migrant child detention

Immigrant rights advocates, some holding their children’s hands and others carrying babies in their arms, walked out of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday in protest of the Trump administration’s effort to keep m
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Holding their kids, activists walk out on Senate hearing in protest of migrant child detention

Immigrant rights advocates, some holding their children’s hands and others carrying babies in their arms, walked out of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday in protest of the Trump administration’s effort to keep migrant children detained longer, perhaps even indefinitely. “They’re talking about numbers, but they need to see babies,” said demonstrator Jorge Silva as he held his baby daughter Isabel. “They need to see parents with their babies in their arms. When they talk about beds, and when they talk about numbers, we hope they see that this is what they’re talking about.” xThey won’t divide us. Americans always come together to right wrongs. We hit the streets, halls of Congress, and then the voting booths. #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/dMpFL21UzW— Beatriz Lopez (@Beatrizluthor) September 18, 2018 The administration is attempting to replace family separation with family detention by modifying a decades-old agreement, which, though flimsy, limits how long and under what conditions kids can be detained. But children do not belong in detention, period, and the government’s attempt to eviscerate this agreement stands to harm kids permanently. “Even brief stays in detention,” said Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, “can lead to psychological trauma and lasting mental health risks.”

Court erases victory for Native American parents separated from their children

In March 2013, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and three Indian parents filed a first-of-its-kind suit in federal court under the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Fourteenth Amendment. Judges and state attorneys were blowing through the in
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Court erases victory for Native American parents separated from their children

In March 2013, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and three Indian parents filed a first-of-its-kind suit in federal court under the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Fourteenth Amendment. Judges and state attorneys were blowing through the initial hearings that are required after removing an Indian child from a parent. Parents didn’t know they had a right to an attorney; they were being denied the chance to contest claims of neglect or abuse. The result? Children were separated from their families for months before a meaningful opportunity to fight for their return arose. Social workers have been taking children away from parents based on nothing more than a report about the parent or a parent’s arrest. In one South Dakota county, more than 1,000 Indian children have been removed from their homes since 2010. Fifty-two percent of children in foster care in the state are Indian. Of course, there’s a long and terrible history of state actors removing Indian children from their homes.  District Court Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the tribes standing to sue under the ICWA and certified Indian parents as a class for the first time. He went on to rule for the plaintiffs, cataloging state failures and mandating reforms. Then it went to the Eighth Circuit.  It’s not that the Eighth Circuit said that South Dakota’s practices are fine; it just said that federal courts shouldn’t intervene. The three judges are relying on a principle of abstention established in 1979 in Younger v. Harris, that federal courts should generally let state courts decide state issues.  Their reasoning draws heavily, but not well, from ignoble Supreme Court precedent. There’s a 1979—yes, 1979—case called Moore v. Sims in which a five-justice majority decided that Younger abstention doctrine should apply to a federal district court challenge to Texas child custody procedures because Texas hadn’t specifically banned parents from litigating the issues in-state. [T]he only pertinent inquiry is whether the state proceedings afford an adequate opportunity to raise the constitutional claims, and Texas law appears to raise no procedural barriers.

In response to the resistance, governments high and low depict and treat protesters as terrorists

Anybody with a personal history of protesting or a good resistance library knows that the police often are not friends of Americans’ right of dissent and assembly. And this is especially so when the dissenters are people of color and their allies. Although
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In response to the resistance, governments high and low depict and treat protesters as terrorists

Anybody with a personal history of protesting or a good resistance library knows that the police often are not friends of Americans’ right of dissent and assembly. And this is especially so when the dissenters are people of color and their allies. Although individual officers may be particularly brutal, this is not a matter of rogue cops exceeding their orders. Police departments aren’t independent operators. They do the bidding of the powers that be. Whether taking action against labor strikes, the civil rights movement, the antiwar and anti-apartheid movements, immigration activists, or other protests of the existing order, police agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a markedly unsavory record. This is about much more than direct clashes in the street. Law enforcement attacks have included harassment, threats and intimidation, illegal surveillance, infiltration, acting as agents provocateurs, and outright violence. The FBI used the infamous CoIntelPro, among other things, to turn African American and American Indian activists against one another in ways that led to some murders in the 1960s and early ‘70s. The FBI facilitated the murder of others. (See Fred Hampton). Often, these attacks on dissent have been aided by private parties ranging from corporate goons hired to go after workers on the picket line in the 1930s to the likes of highly militarized operations like the global security firm TigerSwan at the anti-pipeline protests at Standing Rock in North Dakota in the past couple of years. Techniques of suppressing protest are always being tweaked and polished.  Will Parrish and Sam Levin at The Guardian report on recently released documents showing that police plan to move aggressively against ongoing protesters fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, that conduit indigenous people along its northern route label the “black snake” designed to carry highly polluting tar sands petroleum from Alberta to Texas. If Keystone XL gets final approval, massive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access Pipeline can be expected: Documents obtained by the ACLU of Montana and reviewed by The Guardian have renewed concerns from civil rights advocates about the government’s treatment of indigenous activists known as water protectors. Notably, one record revealed that authorities hosted a recent “anti-terrorism” training session in Montana. [...]  “Treating protest as terrorism is highly problematic,” said [Mike German, a former FBI agent and fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice], noting that the US government has long labeled activism as “terrorism”, once claiming that filing public records requests was an “extremist” tactic. “It’s an effective way of suppressing protest activity and creating an enormous burden for people who want to go out and express their concerns.”

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NBFCs in a free fall; DHFL bleeds 60%, loses Rs 100 billion in m-cap

According to the analysts, the IL&FS crisis was the main reason behind the selloff. That apart, a rise in bond yields too weighed on the sentiment.
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NBFCs in a free fall; DHFL bleeds 60%, loses Rs 100 billion in m-cap

According to the analysts, the IL&FS crisis was the main reason behind the selloff. That apart, a rise in bond yields too weighed on the sentiment.

Fortnite season 5 challenges: It's your last chance to upgrade your Battle Pass - CNET

There's only a week left to complete this season's challenges, so here's everything you need in one place.
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Fortnite season 5 challenges: It's your last chance to upgrade your Battle Pass - CNET

There's only a week left to complete this season's challenges, so here's everything you need in one place.

RBI starts buying bonds through OMOs to stem shortage in liquidity

According to State Bank of India group economist Soumyakanti Ghosh, the RBI can potentially pump in at least an additional $25 billion from its reserves to support the rupee
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RBI starts buying bonds through OMOs to stem shortage in liquidity

According to State Bank of India group economist Soumyakanti Ghosh, the RBI can potentially pump in at least an additional $25 billion from its reserves to support the rupee

World Bank endorses financial support framework for India#39;s transition to high-middle income nation

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India is aimed at supporting the country#39;s transition to a higher middle-income country by addressing some of its key development priorities resource efficient and inclusive growth, job creation and building its
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World Bank endorses financial support framework for India#39;s transition to high-middle income nation

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India is aimed at supporting the country#39;s transition to a higher middle-income country by addressing some of its key development priorities resource efficient and inclusive growth, job creation and building its human capital.

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Eight Roads Ventures targets Southeast Asia deals

Eight Roads Ventures, the investment arm of financial giant Fidelity International, is moving into Southeast Asia where it sees the potential to plug the later stage investment gap. The firm has funds across the world including the U.S, China and Europe, and
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Eight Roads Ventures targets Southeast Asia deals

Eight Roads Ventures, the investment arm of financial giant Fidelity International, is moving into Southeast Asia where it sees the potential to plug the later stage investment gap. The firm has funds across the world including the U.S, China and Europe, and it has invested nearly $6 billion in deals over the past decade. The firm […]

Amazon makes offline retail push in India

Amazon unleashed a flurry of new products this week at a U.S. press event, but halfway across the world, it is getting deeper into physical retail in the Indian market. The U.S. e-commerce giant is buying up 49 percent of More in a deal that sees Amazon partn
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Amazon makes offline retail push in India

Amazon unleashed a flurry of new products this week at a U.S. press event, but halfway across the world, it is getting deeper into physical retail in the Indian market. The U.S. e-commerce giant is buying up 49 percent of More in a deal that sees Amazon partner and PE firm Samara Capital pick up the […]

Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds

In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally.
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Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds

In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally.

TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

About half the size of a lunch box, the Tiny Isothermal Nucleic acid quantification sYstem (or TINY) has shown promise as a point-of-care detector of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in resource-limited settings such as sub-Saharan Africa.
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TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

About half the size of a lunch box, the Tiny Isothermal Nucleic acid quantification sYstem (or TINY) has shown promise as a point-of-care detector of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in resource-limited settings such as sub-Saharan Africa.

Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work

Imagine your liver being just a big puddle. Some organelles in your cells are exactly that including prominent ones like the nucleolus. Now a synthetic organelle engineered in a lab shows how such puddle organs can carry out complex life-sustaining reaction c
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Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work

Imagine your liver being just a big puddle. Some organelles in your cells are exactly that including prominent ones like the nucleolus. Now a synthetic organelle engineered in a lab shows how such puddle organs can carry out complex life-sustaining reaction chains.

To improve auto coatings, new tests do more than scratch the surface

Data from new suite of tests could eventually help your vehicle's exterior better defend itself against dings, dents, scratches and things that go bump on the highway.
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To improve auto coatings, new tests do more than scratch the surface

Data from new suite of tests could eventually help your vehicle's exterior better defend itself against dings, dents, scratches and things that go bump on the highway.

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Auction Preview: 20th Century Decorative Arts at Rosebery's, London, Sep 25

What: 20th Century Decorative ArtsWhere: Rosebery's, 70-76 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0JD, United KingdomWhen: September 25Top lots of the sale:- Paul Follot (1877-1941) Attributed, an Art Deco burr walnut and marquetry bedroom suite inlaid wit
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Auction Preview: 20th Century Decorative Arts at Rosebery's, London, Sep 25

What: 20th Century Decorative ArtsWhere: Rosebery's, 70-76 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0JD, United KingdomWhen: September 25Top lots of the sale:- Paul Follot (1877-1941) Attributed, an Art Deco burr walnut and marquetry bedroom suite inlaid with mother-of-pearl, metal, ivory and other woodsc.1925. Comprising: a wardrobe, a single bed, jewel case/vanity on stand with drop down side and cupboards at either end, an armchair and a side chair, the cabinet and bed inlaid with figurative panels and 'wave' like border motifs and carved scroll detail to some of the upright elements, the chairs with scroll terminals, the vanity on stand inlaid with a circular wave motif. Wardrobe 139.5 x 192 x 44.5 cm: Jewel/vanity on stand 82 cm x 57 x 38 cm; Bed head board 129 cm high x 199 cm long 112 cm wide (5). Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000 ($7,962 – 13,270)- Amphora, 'Odilo', a Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel Art Nouveau porcelain vase painted by Nikolaus Kannhauser.c1895-1905, inscribed 'Odilo', printed red RStK mark, impressed Amphora 468 Painted with a maiden with flowers in her wind-blown hair, trees in the background, gilt decoration below the neck, signed on the side 'Odilo' 25.5 cm high. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000 ($5,308 - 7,962)- A Secessionist satinwood, marquetry, ebonised and ivory inlaid suite in the manner of Koloman Moser, with applied figural porcelain panels attributed to Franz Junkersdorf Dresden First quarter 20th Century, some porcelain panels signed 'H. Rock'. Comprising: a seven door wardrobe enclosing hanging and shelved space, five doors set with raised porcelain panels modelled in high relief with classical figures, 205.5 cm high x 310 cm wide; one end 63 cm depth, the other 50.5 cm: together with a two-tie. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000 ($5,308 - 7,962)- An Art Deco hand knotted circular wool carpetC1930Woven in colors with exotic foliage and stylized flowers 300 cm diameter. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000 ($3,981 – 6,635)- Maurice Picaud, ‘Pico’ (1900-1877), five 'mural' panels of varying sizes1937, four signed 'Pico' and dated Tempera, gold-colored paint, on gesso on un-stretchered canvas. Comprising: largest panel emblematic of the Americas, 168 cm x 211 cm; a panel emblematic of Africa, 172 cm x 136 cm; one of Asia, 168 cm x 137 cm; one of Europe, 168.7 cm x 93.5 cm; together with the smallest and only framed panel which depicts a stylized Angel and clouds, 38.5 cm x 130 cm (5). Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000 ($3,981 – 6,635)- An impressive large Amethyst Geode Probably Rio Grande do Sul Brazil, approx. 399kg in weight, Raised on iron stand. Approx. measurements 121cm high x 180 cm deep x 120 cm wide. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000 ($3,981 – 6,635)- Galle, a large double-overlay cameo glass vasec.1905, signed in cameo 'Galle' The vase of slightly flattened form, the body predominantly yellow glass with some white, overlaid and acid-etched in red and dark red with flowering and leafy branches, possibly hydrangeas 51 cm high. Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000 ($3,318 – 5,308)For details, visit: https://www.roseberys.co.uk/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Online Auction at Skanes Auktionsverk, Landskrona, Sep 25

What: Online AuctionWhere: Skanes Auktionsverk, Ringvagen 48, 261 41 Landskrona, SwedenWhen: September 25Top lots of the sale:- Mehmed Melih Revolution Nejad: «Le jugement dernier” / ”The last judgement». Oil on canvas, signed Nejad and perfor
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Auction Preview: Online Auction at Skanes Auktionsverk, Landskrona, Sep 25

What: Online AuctionWhere: Skanes Auktionsverk, Ringvagen 48, 261 41 Landskrona, SwedenWhen: September 25Top lots of the sale:- Mehmed Melih Revolution Nejad: «Le jugement dernier” / ”The last judgement». Oil on canvas, signed Nejad and performed between 1949 - 50 according to the accompanying exhibition catalog. Estimate: 75,000 SEK ($ 8,547)- Wiwen Nilsson, 3 Parts. Sterling silver. Coffee serving consisting of coffee pot, cream casserole and sugar bowl. Octagonal, abdominal corpus with recessed foot. Semi-circular pendant with white plastic heat barriers. Stamped Wiwen Nilsson, AN, Lund, Sterling, 1947, 1948, 1951. Height 8-26 cm. Weight pitch: 736 g, cream casserole: 182 g, sugar bowl: 370 g, total weight: 1288 g. Coffee cap lid loose. Estimate: 50,000 SEK ($5,698)- Arne Jacobsen, Modell 3315. «Egg» for Fritz Hansen, Denmark 1958-63. Stamped FH, made in Denmark. Original look, black leather lining, four-piece profiled central base of aluminum. The chair was designed in 1958 to SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and this early model 3315 has no quilt. B 82, Dj about 70, H 107 cm. Estimate: 26,000 SEK ($2,963)- Nawax painting on two paper socks, bred on the brow. Colorist composition with company to table. Signed Nils Wedel. 150 x 189 cm. Estimate: 17,000 SEK ($1,937)- Cu Roos, Food Group, 15 Parts. Bemalat wood. Gustavian style, second half of the 20th century. Comprising cabinet with vitrinovandel, sideboard, dining table and 12 chairs. Unmarked. Dining table height 74, plate dimensions 161x120 cm. Three loading discs a 48 cm / pc are supplied. Repos, brands. A few chairs with stains on clothes. Estimate: 15,000 SEK ($1,709)- Oscar Reutersward Value. Oil painting on canvas. Impossible figure. Signed. 160 x 120 cm. Estimate: 15,000 SEK ($1,709)- Tissot Guldur. Men's Tissot automatic 14-k and link in 18-k wristwatch. About 34 mm, length about 19 cm, total weight about 86.7 g. Estimate: 14,000 SEK ($1,596)- Wiwen Nilsson, Bricka. Sterling silver, round with straight, faceted edge. Stamped AN, Lund 1946, Wiwen Nilsson, Sterling, Sweden. Diameter 39,8 / 40,5 cm. Weight 1420 g. Insignificant scratches and markings. Estimate: 13,000 SEK ($1,482)- An 18-K Gold Arm Band. Estimate: 13,000 SEK ($1,482)- Frans Lindberg (1857 - 1944): Kitchen interior with working women. Watercolor. Signed and dated 1941. Dimensions 30 x 46 cm. Book included. Not graduated from the frame. Estimate: 11,000 SEK ($1,254)- A Diamond ring. Ring 18-k with brilliant cut and baguette-cut diamonds, a total of about 1.20 carat, size. about 17, weight about 4.5 g. Estimate: 10,000 SEK ($1,140)- «Diana», Box Setup, 108 Parts. Silver. Designer Gustaf Jansson. Comprising: 12 food forks, 20 cm, 12 food knives, 24 cm, 12 tablespoons, 20 cm, 12 starters forks, 17.5 cm, 12 starter knives, 21 cm, 12 spoons, 17.5 cm, 12 sandwich forks, 14.5 cm , 12 sandwiches, 18 cm and 12 teaspoons, 13 cm. Weight excluding knives approx. 2955 grams. Estimate: 8,500 SEK ($969)For details, visit: https://www.skanesauktionsverk.se/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Antiques, Paintings XIX Century & Asian Art at Aste Boetto SRL, Genoa, Sep 24

What: Antiques, Paintings XIX Century & Asian ArtWhere: Aste Boetto SRL, Mura dello Zerbino,10, Genoa, ItalyWhen: Sep 24, 3:00 PM CETTop Lots of the Sale:- «Holy Family with San Giovannino» - Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585); antique wooden oil carve
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Auction Preview: Antiques, Paintings XIX Century & Asian Art at Aste Boetto SRL, Genoa, Sep 24

What: Antiques, Paintings XIX Century & Asian ArtWhere: Aste Boetto SRL, Mura dello Zerbino,10, Genoa, ItalyWhen: Sep 24, 3:00 PM CETTop Lots of the Sale:- «Holy Family with San Giovannino» - Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585); antique wooden oil carved and gilded frame. Measured at 103x125 cm. Estimated Price: €80,000 - €85,000 (US$ 94,100 - 99,950)- «Scenes of peasant life» - Seven large shaped panels France sec.XVIII; Measured at width cm. 115 115 83 83 179 179 158, h. 218 cm. Estimated Price: € 25,000 - € 27,500 (US$ 29,400 - 35,350)- «Girl at the sea» - Cornelio Geranzani (1880-1955); oil on canvas. Measured at 100x140 cm. Estimated Price: € 20,000 - € 22,500 (US$ 23,500 - 26,450)- «Armchair» - Two Louis XV bergeres in walnut carved with the motif of the Genoa leather mid-17th century. (slight differences). Estimated Price: € 20,000 - € 22,500 (US$ 23,500 - 26,450)- «Louis XIV chest of drawers» - with three drawers veneered in rosewood and Indian walnut inlaid with the classic motif of the heart in marble brocatello Genoa beginnings sec.XVIII. Measured at 125x62 cm. 98 h. Estimated Price: € 18,000 - € 20,000 (US$ 21,200 - 23,550)- «Female figures» four oils - Venetian school sec.XVII. Measured at 95x121 cm. Estimated Price: € 16,000 - € 18,000 (US$ 18,850 - 21,200)- «Pastorella» - Antonio Schiaffino (1879-1968); oil on canvas. Measured at 103x170 cm. Estimated Price: € 15,000 - € 16,500 (US$ 17,650 - 19,400)- «Clock» - Important tortoiseshell wood clock in rich turtle decoration in gilded bronze England beginnings sec. XIX (Tupman James Great Rufsell Street Bloomsburry) eight days charge. Measured at h. 90 cm. Estimated Price: 12,000 - € 13,500 (US$ 14,100 - 15,900)- «Clock» - Night clock in ebonized wood case with twisted columns on the side of the pediment with an edging containing embossed copper panel representing Madonna and Child with angels and an exhibition in copper with oil painting depicting the end of the 18th century biblical scene. Measured at 63x20 cm. h.87. Estimated Price: € 12,000 - € 13,500 (US$ 14,100 - 15,900)- «Before the departure and the waiting» - Pompeo Mariani (1857-1927); couple of oils on canvas applied on shaped cardboard, signed and dated 1895. Measured at 34x34 cm. Estimated Price: € 10,000 - € 11,500 (US$ 11,750 - 13,550)- «Portrait of a lady with a blue» - Federico Maragliano (1873-1952); oil dress, signed and dated 1916. Measured at 126x210 cm. Estimated Price: € 10,000 - € 11,500 (US$ 11,750 - 13,550)For details, visit: https://www.invaluable.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: The Great Automobile Hours - Official Sale at Aguttes, Linas, Sep 30

What: The Great Automobile Hours - Official SaleWhere: Aguttes, Autodrome de Linas-Montlhery, Avenue Georges-Boillot, 91310 LinasWhen: Sep 30, 2:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «AC Cobra 289 MK II FIA» - Chassis No. / Chassis #: COB1001. Traffic Titl
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Auction Preview: The Great Automobile Hours - Official Sale at Aguttes, Linas, Sep 30

What: The Great Automobile Hours - Official SaleWhere: Aguttes, Autodrome de Linas-Montlhery, Avenue Georges-Boillot, 91310 LinasWhen: Sep 30, 2:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «AC Cobra 289 MK II FIA» - Chassis No. / Chassis #: COB1001. Traffic Title German / German registration papers. Presentation Model AC Car Ltd. Car registered. Eligible for historic race, used by AC Cars Ltd. as a presentation model. Registered for road use. Eligible for historic motorsport. Estimated Price: US$ 352,800 - 587,950- «1959 - AC Acta Prototype Car Wide Track» - Chassis no. / Chassis No .: A83 / A86. Technically very accomplished, comfortable and luxurious. Outstanding state of presentation and limpid history. Unique model, formerly owned by Charles Hurlock and Sir A. Pilkington. Estimated Price: US$ 235,200 - 352,800- «1995 - Porsche 911 (993) Carrera RS» - Chassis No. / Chassis #: WP0ZZZ99ZTS390290. French registration card / French registration papers. Engine: Flat six - 3746 cc - 300 hp / Engine: Flat six - 3746 cc - 300 bhp. Only 1014 examples, a real collector. One copy matching number, only 1014 Produced of this model. A true classic, matching numbers. Estimated Price: US$ 211,650 - 258,700- «2014 - Porsche 911 (TYPE 991) GT3 Cup» - Chassis no. / Chassis no .: WP0ZZZ99ZES198237. The most emblematic of the 991 GT3 Cup. Three titles in the Carrera Cup France (2015-2016-2017). Engaged with the Sebastien Loeb Racing team. The iconic 991 GT3. Three victories in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Estimated Price: US$ 141,100 - 176,400- «1966 - Porsche 911 2.0 S» - Chassis no. / Chassis no.: 303821. French registration card / French registration papers. A devastating look, Interesting version SWB Eligible for many competitions. Striking appearance, interesting SWB, eligible for numerous motorsport events. Estimated Price: US$ 123,500 - 147,000- «1981 - Porsche 924 Turbo GTS» - Chassis No. / Chassis #: WP0ZZZ93ZBN101126. French registration card / French registration papers. Comprehensive preparation Group 4. International PTH, Serious alternative to 911, Full Group 4 preparation. International HTP Serious alternative to the 911. Estimated Price: US$ 99,950 - 123,500- «1933 - AC Type 16-66» - No. Chassis / Chassis #: L30. Belgian traffic Title + Map FIVA / Belgian registration papers + FIVA ID card. Beautiful motor 6 AC cylinders Beautiful aluminum body. Splendid 6-cylinder AC engine, Handsome aluminum bodywork. Estimated Price: US$ 94,100 - 141,100- «1991 - Ferrari Testarossa Berlinette» - Chassis / Chassis: ZFFAA17B000088096. French registration card / French registration papers. Original notebook and manual, Car in good condition. Rare color Giallo Ferrari. Original service books. Car in good condition. Rare Giallo Ferrari color. Estimated Price: US$ 94,100 - 117,600For details, visit: https://www.aguttes.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin  

Auction Preview: St. Louis Fall Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, St. Louis, Oct 12

What: St. Louis Fall AuctionWhere: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 32 North Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105When: Oct 12, 10:00 AM CTPublic Viewing: Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesd
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Auction Preview: St. Louis Fall Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, St. Louis, Oct 12

What: St. Louis Fall AuctionWhere: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 32 North Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton, Missouri 63105When: Oct 12, 10:00 AM CTPublic Viewing: Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTop Lots of the Sale:- «Walking Jackman», 1985 - Ernest Trova (American, 1927-2009); Stainless steel, edition 4/6. Measured at Height 17 x width 22 x depth 28 inches. Estimated Price: $10,000-15,000- «The Race», 1942 - Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975); lithograph; Associated American Artists, New York, pub. Edition of 250, signed in pencil. Measured at 8 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches. Estimated Price: $10,000-15,000- «Waiting for the Revolution», 1934 - Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975); lithograph, edition of 10; signed in pencil (lower right). Measured at image: 4 x 7 1/2 inches. Estimated Price: $8,000-12,000- «Five works: The Joads, Grapes of Wrath including Pa Joad, Ma Joad, Sharon Joad, Tom Joad, and Casy (The Reverend Jim Casy)», 1939 - Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975); lithographs, editions of 25; signed in pencil (lower right). Measured at sight: 10 x 7 1/4 inches. Estimated Price: $6,000-8,000- «The Station», 1929 - Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975); lithograph, edition 37/100; signed in pencil (lower right). Measured at image: 5 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches. Estimated Price: $5,000-7,000- «GP4-72», 1972 (from Grand Palais series) - Arthur Osver (American, 1912-2006); oil on canvas, signed A Osver (lower left), titled (verso). Measured at 72 x 72 inches. Estimated Price: $3,000-5,000- «An Italian Giltwood Marble Top Sideboard», late 19th/early 20th century - Having a shaped front over four frieze drawers, with swag decoration, raised on cabriole legs joined by stretchers. Measured at Height 36 x width 96 1/2 x depth 24 inches. Estimated Price: $3,000-5,000- «A Partial American Silver Flatware Service» - Towle Silversmiths, Newburyport, MA. Old Colonial pattern. Total 170 items, 152 ozt 10 dwt (weighable), Length of dinner knife 8 3/4 inches. Estimated Price: $2,500-3,500- «A Daum Pate-de-Verre Figure» - Designed by Sylvie Mangaud Lasseigne, Ballerine. Measured at Height 12 3/4 inches. Estimated Price: $2,000-4,000- «Seeds of Hope», 2015 - Bryan Haynes (American, b. 1956); acrylic on canvas wrapped board (multi-panel), signed Bryan Dawes Haynes and dated (lower right). Measured at each panel: 52 x 36 inches. Estimated Price: $2,000-4,000- «Above the Beyond», 2012 - Bryan Haynes (American, b. 1956); acrylic on canvas wrapped panel, signed Bryan Dawes Haynes and dated (lower right). Measured at 80 x 60 inches. Estimated Price: $2,000-4,000- «Tree Farm», 2014 - Bryan Haynes (American, b. 1956); acrylic on canvas wrapped panel, signed Bryan Dawes Haynes and dated (lower right). Measured at 60 x 60 inches. Estimated Price: $2,000-4,000For details, visit: https://catalogues.lesliehindman.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin 

Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November. The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17. The
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Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November. The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17. The permits, which cost $20 each, can be purchased at the ...

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Talk about the possibility of allowing teams to run an extra car came about after Mercedes said it would be the best solution for helping young drivers like Esteban Ocon stay on the grid. But while Mercedes chief Toto Wolff is hugely in favour of the idea, ot
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