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David Bowie, up close and personal: How the “David Bowie Is” exhibit was made

After a five-year tour, “David Bowie Is” is at its final stop, the Brooklyn Museum, through July 15
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David Bowie, up close and personal: How the “David Bowie Is” exhibit was made

After a five-year tour, “David Bowie Is” is at its final stop, the Brooklyn Museum, through July 15

It took food poisoning, $7500, and an intervention to make me realize I had a kombucha problem

Food poisoning. Thousands of dollars spent. Going on dates just to get the guy’s SCOBY. Did I have a problem?
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It took food poisoning, $7500, and an intervention to make me realize I had a kombucha problem

Food poisoning. Thousands of dollars spent. Going on dates just to get the guy’s SCOBY. Did I have a problem?

Moscow seeks deeper strategic partnership with BRICS – Russia’s ambassador to US

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said at a business conference ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Sochi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow seeks deeper strategic partnership with BRICS – Russia’s ambassador to US

Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said at a business conference ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Sochi. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russia to explore Crimean shelf for large gas deposits

A comprehensive study will be conducted off the Crimean coast where large gas fields could be located, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksandr Sergeyev has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to explore Crimean shelf for large gas deposits

A comprehensive study will be conducted off the Crimean coast where large gas fields could be located, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksandr Sergeyev has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Partners Group, Kedaara Capital to acquire Vishal Mega Mart from TPG

VMM has over 229 stores in 110 cities and towns across the country, according to the company#39;s website. The Gurgaon-based firm is the franchisor of the Vishal Mega Mart brand and wholesale supplier to over 230 hypermarket stores across India, which are ope
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Partners Group, Kedaara Capital to acquire Vishal Mega Mart from TPG

VMM has over 229 stores in 110 cities and towns across the country, according to the company#39;s website. The Gurgaon-based firm is the franchisor of the Vishal Mega Mart brand and wholesale supplier to over 230 hypermarket stores across India, which are operated by a network of franchisees.

Colgate-Palmolive Q4 PAT up 10% at Rs 188 crore on strong margins; board declares dividend

Reuters poll of analysts had estimated net profit for March quarter at Rs 182.6 crore.
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Colgate-Palmolive Q4 PAT up 10% at Rs 188 crore on strong margins; board declares dividend

Reuters poll of analysts had estimated net profit for March quarter at Rs 182.6 crore.

SAIL supplies 10,500 tonne steel for Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Project

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) had also supplied around 70 per cent of steel for Tuirial Hydroelectric Power Project in Mizoram, the company said in a statement.
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SAIL supplies 10,500 tonne steel for Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Project

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) had also supplied around 70 per cent of steel for Tuirial Hydroelectric Power Project in Mizoram, the company said in a statement.

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Sign up today: 2-for-1 Innovator passes to Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch is headed to Germany yet again to host Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. We simply love this city’s startup scene, one of the most innovative and fastest-growing in Europe. If you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader, you can’t
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Sign up today: 2-for-1 Innovator passes to Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch is headed to Germany yet again to host Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. We simply love this city’s startup scene, one of the most innovative and fastest-growing in Europe. If you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader, you can’t afford to miss Disrupt Berlin. You also can’t afford to miss our limited-time […]

Launch with TechCrunch in the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2018

Hey, this message goes out to all you early-stage startup founders with the drive and determination to take your company all the way to the land of the unicorns. Now’s the time to apply to TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield competition — the world’
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Launch with TechCrunch in the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2018

Hey, this message goes out to all you early-stage startup founders with the drive and determination to take your company all the way to the land of the unicorns. Now’s the time to apply to TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield competition — the world’s best start-up pitch competition going down at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. If you require […]

Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft AI & R
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Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft AI & Research chief technology officer David Ku wrote that “with the acquisition of Semantic Machines, […]

Progressive advocacy groups call on the FTC to “make Facebook safe for democracy”

A team of progressive advocacy groups, including MoveOn and Demand Progress, are asking the Federal Trade Commission to “make Facebook safe for democracy.” According to Axios, the campaign, called Freedom From Facebook, will launch a six-figure a
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Progressive advocacy groups call on the FTC to “make Facebook safe for democracy”

A team of progressive advocacy groups, including MoveOn and Demand Progress, are asking the Federal Trade Commission to “make Facebook safe for democracy.” According to Axios, the campaign, called Freedom From Facebook, will launch a six-figure ad campaign on Monday that will run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, among other platforms. The other advocacy groups […]

Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

Adriana Stan Contributor Share on Twitter Adriana Stan is the public relations director of W magazine and a writer on media, culture and technology. She is also the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More post
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Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

Adriana Stan Contributor Share on Twitter Adriana Stan is the public relations director of W magazine and a writer on media, culture and technology. She is also the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts by this contributor Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction Patterns, Predictability, […]

Orbital ATK is launching a cargo rocket for the ISS early tomorrow morning

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia
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Orbital ATK is launching a cargo rocket for the ISS early tomorrow morning

Wake up in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast, and you might get a chance to watch a rocket launch more than three tons of cargo for the International Space Station. Set for a 4:39 ET liftoff from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, if the weather holds, this will be […]

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Auction Preview: Greenwich Concours D'elegance Auction at Bonhams, Greenwich, June 3

What: Greenwich Concours D'elegance AuctionWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USAWhen: 3 June, 10.00 am EDTAuction Preview: June 2, 10.00 am – 05.00 pm; June 3, 09.00 am – 10.00 amTop lots of the sale:- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
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Auction Preview: Greenwich Concours D'elegance Auction at Bonhams, Greenwich, June 3

What: Greenwich Concours D'elegance AuctionWhere: Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USAWhen: 3 June, 10.00 am EDTAuction Preview: June 2, 10.00 am – 05.00 pm; June 3, 09.00 am – 10.00 amTop lots of the sale:- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible. Coachwork by Touring, Chassis no. DB5C/1520L, Engine no. 400/1783. 3,995cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, 3 SU Carburetors, 282bhp at 5,500rpm, 5-Speed ZF Manual Transmission, Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes. Delivered new to New York, One of 123 DB5 Convertibles produced, One of 39 original left-hand-drive example, Continuous service history from 1976 to present, Factory build sheet confirms original details, Two owners from new. Estimate: US$ 2,000,000 - 2,500,000- 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. Chassis no. 198.042.8500297, 2,996cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection, 225bhp at 5,800rpm, 4-Speed Manual Transmission, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 4-Wheel Drum Brakes. Acquired by the present owner nearly 50 years ago, One of only 1,858 300SL Roadsters produced, Offered with both its Hard and Soft Top, Original and unrestored, Complete with service history since new. Estimate: US$ 1,100,000 - 1,300,000- 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition. VIN. 1FAFP90S66Y400284, 5,408cc DOHC Supercharged V8 Engine, Electronic Fuel Injection, 550bhp at 6,500rpm, 6-Speed Manual Transaxle, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes. Extremely well-kept example, Rare and Desirable Heritage Edition, Very collectible and extremely powerful Supercar, Fewer than 10k miles. Estimate: US$ 395,000 - 420,000- 1914 Lozier Model 77 Five Passenger Touring Car. Chassis no. 8215, Engine no. 8207, 389ci L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder, Single Updraft Carburetor, 3-Speed Manual Transmission with Reverse, Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Suspension Front and Rear, 2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes. Large horsepower Brass Era car, One of the brand names of its genre, Offered from longer term Museum ownership, Older restoration. Estimate: US$ 300,000 - 400,000- 1954 Cunningham C-3 Coupe. Coachwork by Vignale, Chassis no. 5440, Engine no. C53-8-1852 (see text). 331ci OHV Chrysler FirePower Hemi V8 Engine, 4 Zenith Single-Barrel Carburetors, 220bhp at 4,000rpm, 4-Speed Chrysler Fluid-Matic Semi-Automatic Transmission, 4-Wheel Coil Springs with Independent Front Suspension and Live Rear Axle, 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes. One of only 25 C-3s produced, Well known history, Runs and drives, Has been off the road for nearly 50 years, A very complete restoration project. Estimate: US$ 300,000 - 400,000- 1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV. VIN. ZA9CA05A7GLA12028, Design by Bertone, Engine no. L507V4/711237. 5,167 CC DOHC V-12 Engine, Bosch KE-Jetronic Fuel Injection, 455bhp at 7,000rpm, 5-Speed Manual Transaxle, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes. One of Only 676 Examples Built, One owner from new, Only 41,500 original kilometres, Ultra-desirable, seldom seen livery, Meticulous maintained and documented from new. Estimate: US$ 280,000 - 340,000- 1963 Maserati Sebring 3500GTi Series 1. Coachwork by Vignale, Chassis no. AM101.01841. 3,485 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, Lucas Mechanical Fuel Injection, 235bhp at 5,500rpm, 5-Speed Manual ZF Transmission, Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes. One of Only 348 Series I Sebrings produced. Estimate: US$ 225,000 - 275,000For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons at Sotheby’s, London, Jun 5

What: Russian Works of Art, Faberge & IconsWhere: Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: 05 June, 02.30 pm BSTPublic Preview: Fri, 01 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BST; Sat, 02 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 03 Jun 18 | 12:0
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Auction Preview: Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons at Sotheby’s, London, Jun 5

What: Russian Works of Art, Faberge & IconsWhere: Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: 05 June, 02.30 pm BSTPublic Preview: Fri, 01 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BST; Sat, 02 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 03 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Mon, 04 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BSTTop lots of the sale:- A pair of monumental gilt-bronze mounted porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, dated 1825 of bandeau form, each with flared neck and foot, on a square gilt-bronze base, the bodies and rims molded with raised neoclassical friezes comprising acanthus, anthemia, rosettes and arches on burnished grounds, each painted with a landscape view with figures and animals. Quantity: 2; height 137cm, 54in. Estimate: 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 GBP (1,399,200 - 2,098,800 USD)- An Imperial Presentation Faberge jeweled gold and enamel box, work master Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1897 of rounded rectangular form, the lid centred with the diamond-set crowned cypher of Emperor Nicholas II the lid border of pink and green gold husks and beads, width 10.6cm, 4 1/4 in. Estimate: 150,000 — 200,000 GBP (209,880 - 279,840 USD)- A pair of porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Nicholas I, dated 1831 of amphora form, both with cylindrical neck and averted rim, the spreading foot on a square gilt-bronze base. Quantity: 2; height including handles 61.5cm, 24 1/4 in. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 GBP (111,936 - 167,904 USD)- A  Wedding Gift to Their Imperial Majesties: A Rare and Important Imperial Silver-Gilt and Enamel Triptych Icon of the Feodorovskaya Mother of God, Savelev Brothers, Kostroma, 1894 rectangular with onion dome upper section, the front doors of two panels both centred with a raised polychrome cloisonne enamel rosette, height 33.7cm, 13 1/4 in. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 GBP (111,936 - 167,904 USD)- A monumental gilt-bronze mounted glass vase, probably Russian, late 19th century of amphora form with flared neck and foot, blown of cobalt blue glass in three sections divided by bronze rings cast with foliage, the handles with vine leaves, bracket feet, apparently unmarked; height 132cm, 52in. Estimate: 60,000 — 80,000  GBP (83,952 - 111,936 USD)- A rare and monumental Soviet porcelain kumys pot for the Mongolian People's Republic, Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory, Leningrad, 1939; the form designed after a traditional Chinese vessel by Serafima Yakovleva, diameter 54.5cm, 21 1/2 in. Estimate: 35,000 — 55,000 GBP (48,972 - 76,956 USD)- A silver-gilt and cloisonne enamel vodka service, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908; comprising a bottle, tray and six beakers, all decorated in Japonesque taste with shaded pastel foliage on gilt, cream- and pale green-coloured grounds, 84 standard; Quantity: 8; height of bottle 27.7cm, 10 7/8 in.; width of tray including handles 46cm, 18 1/8 in. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (41,976 - 69,960 USD)For details, visit: http://www.sothebys.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX at Phillips, Hong Kong, May 29

What: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIXWhere: Phillips, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong KongWhen: May 29, 1.00 PM & 4.30 PM HKTPublic Viewing: 24-28 May, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 10am-6pm HKT, Saturday 10am-7pm HKTTop Lot
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Auction Preview: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX at Phillips, Hong Kong, May 29

What: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIXWhere: Phillips, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong KongWhen: May 29, 1.00 PM & 4.30 PM HKTPublic Viewing: 24-28 May, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 10am-6pm HKT, Saturday 10am-7pm HKTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Rolex» Ref. 1665 - A fine, very early, extremely rare and highly important stainless steel automatic diver's wristwatch with no gas-escape valve, center seconds, date and bracelet. Circa 1967. Measured at 40mm diameter. Case, dial, movement and clasp signed. Estimated Price: HK$4,000,000 - 8,000,000 (US$ 513,000-1,030,000)- «Patek Philippe» 1959, Ref. 2438/1 - A highly important, very fine and extremely rare pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with center seconds, moon phases, screw back, Certificate, invoice and box. Measured at 37mm diameter. Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed. Estimated Price: HK$3,500,000 - 7,000,000 (US$ 449,000-897,000)- «Patek Philippe» 2015, Ref. 5275P - An exceptional limited edition platinum chiming wristwatch with jump second and minute, digital jump hour, engraved dial and case, Certificate and box, made for the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Measured at 40mm width, 47.5mm length. Case, dial, movement and clasp signed. Estimated Price: HK$3,200,000 - 4,800,000 (US$ 410,000-615,000)- «Patek Philippe» 2008, Ref. 5004P - A possibly unique, very important and extremely attractive platinum perpetual calendar split-second chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon, leap year indication, 24 hours indication, special black luminous monogrammed dial, Certificate and box. Measured at 36mm diameter. Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed. Estimated Price: HK$2,800,000 - 5,600,000 (US$ 359,000-718,000)- «Patek Philippe» 1945, Ref. 1518 - An important, very rare and extremely fine yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, bracelet, Certificate and additional documents. Measured at 35mm diameter. Case, dial, movement and clasp signed. Estimated Price: HK$2,500,000 - 5,000,000 (US$ 321,000-641,000)- «Rolex» 1971, Ref. 6263 - A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman Panda” dial and bracelet. Inside caseback stamped 6239. Measured at 37.5mm. Diameter. Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Estimated Price: HK$2,400,000 - 4,000,000 (US$ 308,000-513,000)- «Patek Philippe» 2003, Ref. 3939HP - An extremely rare and highly important platinum minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, original certificate, additional case back and fitted presentation box. Measured at 33 mm. diameter. Case, dial and movement signed. Estimated Price: HK$2,400,000 - 4,000,000 (US$ 308,000-513,000)- «Patek Philippe» Circa 2014, Ref. 5271/12P-001 - A rare and superlative platinum and ruby-set perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphase and leap year indication, with original presentation box, certificate of warranty and in original factory double seal. Measured at 41mm. Diameter. Case, dial, movement and clasp signed. Estimated Price: HK$1,920,000 - 2,500,000 (US$ 246,000-321,000)For details, visit: https://www.phillips.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: The Aston Martin Sale at Bonhams, Englefield, June 2

What: The Aston Martin SaleWhere: Bonhams, Englefield, Reading, RG7 5ENWhen: June 2, 10:30 BSTTop Lots of the Sale:- «1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Convertible» - Chassis no. DB5C/2122/R; One of 85 right-hand drive DB5 convertibles, Registratio
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Auction Preview: The Aston Martin Sale at Bonhams, Englefield, June 2

What: The Aston Martin SaleWhere: Bonhams, Englefield, Reading, RG7 5ENWhen: June 2, 10:30 BSTTop Lots of the Sale:- «1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Convertible» - Chassis no. DB5C/2122/R; One of 85 right-hand drive DB5 convertibles, Registration no. not UK registered. Delivered new in the UK, Only three owners from new, ZF five-speed gearbox, Believed genuine circa 80,000 kilometres (approximately 50,000 miles) from new, Exceptionally well documented. Estimated Price: US$ 1,100,000 - 1,200,000- «1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante» - Registration no. BJD 132H, Chassis no. DB6MK2/VC/3769/R; One of only 38 examples, Only five owners from new, In present ownership since 1983, Specialist maintained regardless of cost, Extensive history file. Estimated Price: US$ 940,000 - 1,200,000- «1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon» - Registration no. AJW 646B, Chassis no. DB5/1614/R; Single family ownership from 1964 to 2005, Known ownership history, Well maintained, Power assisted steering and air conditioning, Comprehensive history file. Estimated Price: US$ 810,000 - 940,000- «1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 Sports Saloon» - Registration no. not UK registered, Chassis no. DB4/126/R; The 26th DB4 produced, Matching numbers, Restored by a German specialist between 2012 and 2014, Five-speed manual gearbox (original with car), Registered in Germany. Estimated Price: US$ 510,000 - 590,000- «1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Drophead Coupe» - Registration no. NMY 486, Chassis no. AM300/3/1759; One of 85 DB MkIII drophead coupes made, One of only 14 built with the 'Special Series' 195bhp engine, Well documented, Present ownership since 2011, Power assisted steering. Estimated Price: US$ 400,000 - 410,000- «1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Sports Saloon» - Registration no. RUO 666H, Chassis no. DB6MK2/4117/R, Engine no. 400/4317; One of only 240 DB6 Mk2s made, Originally owned by a member of the peerage, Automatic transmission, Last-of-the-line model. Estimated Price: US$ 400,000 - 410,000- «1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II 3.7-Litre Coupe» - Registration no. OVS 519, Chassis no. AM300/1185, Coachwork by Tickford; One of only 34 DB2/4 Mark II fixed-head coupes, Left-hand drive, Delivered new to France, DB4 'pre-production' engine, Front disc brakes, Restored and repainted in original livery by Aston, Martin Works (2014-2016). Estimated Price: US$ 340,000 - 400,000- «1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Sports Saloon» - Registration no. not UK registered, Chassis no. V8/10742/LCA, Engine no. V/540/599; One of only 32 left-hand drive examples, Early 'Company Developments' model, ZF five-speed manual gearbox, Delivered new to Mexico, Extensively restored by marque specialists, 1 of 12 left-hand drive, manual examples built. Estimated Price: US$ 300,000 - 350,000For details, visit: http://www.bonhams.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Fine Jewels at Sotheby’s, London, June 6

What: Fine JewelsWhere: Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: 06 June 2018, 10.00 am BSTPublic Viewing: Fri, 01 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BST; Sat, 02 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 03 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Mon
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Auction Preview: Fine Jewels at Sotheby’s, London, June 6

What: Fine JewelsWhere: Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: 06 June 2018, 10.00 am BSTPublic Viewing: Fri, 01 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BST; Sat, 02 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 03 Jun 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Mon, 04 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BST; Tue, 05 Jun 18 | 09:00 am - 04:30 pm BSTTop lots of the sale:- Important diamond necklace, Cartier. The front composed of three rows set with square, brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, the centre supporting a briolette diamond weighing 20.30 carats, to a necklace composed of links set with brilliant-cut diamonds and marquise diamond clasp, length approximately 385mm, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, fitted case stamped Cartier. Estimate: 220,000 — 280,000 GBP (314,732 - 400,568 USD)- Sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, 1930s. The central tonneau-shaped plaque set with oval, circular-cut and cushion-shaped sapphires and square and baguette diamonds, to a geometric bracelet set with calibre-cut sapphires and single-cut and square diamonds, length approximately 165mm, signed Cartier, numbered. Estimate: 70,000 — 90,000 GBP (100,142 - 128,754 USD)- Pair of emerald and diamond ear clips. Each detachable drop-shaped emerald with brilliant-cut diamond cap, suspended from a cluster of brilliant-cut, pear-, and marquise-shaped diamonds, clip and retractable post fittings. Estimate: 45,000 — 65,000 GBP (64,377 - 92,989 USD)- Diamond ring. Claw-set with a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 6.84 carats, to shoulders collet-set with baguette diamonds, size P1/2. Estimate: 40,000 — 50,000 GBP (57,224 - 71,530 USD)- Emerald and diamond ring. Collet-set with a rectangular step-cut emerald, to shoulders set with baguette diamonds, size L1/2, British hallmark. Estimate: 35,000 — 45,000 GBP (50,071 - 64,377 USD)- Emerald and diamond ring. Claw-set with a cabochon emerald, to a mount set with brilliant-cut and half-moon-shaped diamonds, size M. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (42,918 - 71,530 USD)- Sapphire and diamond brooch. Set with a cabochon sapphire and circular-cut and rose diamonds, suspending sapphire drops. Estimate: 30,000 — 40,000 GBP (42,918 - 57,224 USD)- Ruby, onyx and diamond pendent necklace, «Madonna of Port Lligat», Salvador Dali. The pendant designed as an oval plaque with scrolled sides set with polished onyx, brilliant-cut diamonds and calibre-cut rubies, the centre with an abstract textured figure of the Madonna of Port Lligat with arms outstretched, an open door in her chest, signed Dali, numbered, maker's marks, to a bi-coloured fancy-link neckchain, length approximately 550mm, fitted case stamped Dali. Estimate: 26,000 — 30,000 GBP (37,196 - 42,918 USD)- Mother-of-pearl and diamond demi-parure, 'Rose de Noel', Van Cleef & Arpels. Comprising: a brooch, designed as a flower, the petals set with polished mother-of-pearl, centring on brilliant-cut diamonds; and a pair of ear clips, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay and maker's marks. Estimate: 26,000 — 35,000 GBP (37,196 - 50,071 USD)- Sapphire and diamond ring, 1960s. Set with an oval sapphire, to shoulders set with marquise-shaped diamonds, size K1/2. Estimate: 22,000 — 32,000 GBP (31,473 - 45,779 USD)For details, visit: http://www.sothebys.com/en.htmlClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountain
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Monday that ...

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Fired coach Halilhodzic suing Japanese soccer association

TOKYO (AP) Vahid Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese soccer association and its president after he was fired as national coach only two months before the World Cup.
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Fired coach Halilhodzic suing Japanese soccer association

TOKYO (AP) Vahid Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese soccer association and its president after he was fired as national coach only two months before the World Cup.

Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open

ROME (AP) Several of Serena Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw.
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Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open

ROME (AP) Several of Serena Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw.

SKorean club to be added to expanded Aussie baseball league

SYDNEY (AP) A South Korean club is set to be added to an expanded Australian Baseball League from next season in a first for sports Down Under.
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SKorean club to be added to expanded Aussie baseball league

SYDNEY (AP) A South Korean club is set to be added to an expanded Australian Baseball League from next season in a first for sports Down Under.

Mir signs pre-contract for Honda MotoGP move

Reigning Moto3 champion and current Marc VDS Moto2 rider Mir would replace Dani Pedrosa alongside Marc Marquez in the factory squad's line-up for 2019 if Honda takes up its option on him.Honda announced a new two-year contract for Marquez prior to the start
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Mir signs pre-contract for Honda MotoGP move

Reigning Moto3 champion and current Marc VDS Moto2 rider Mir would replace Dani Pedrosa alongside Marc Marquez in the factory squad's line-up for 2019 if Honda takes up its option on him.Honda announced a new two-year contract for Marquez prior to the start of the season, but hesitated on renewing Pedrosa, preferring to wait to see how the rider market would develop.Tech 3 Yamaha's ... Keep reading

Hockenheim F1 terms «cannot continue»

The circuit is in the last season of a deal agreed with Bernie Ecclestone that originally allowed for it to alternate as Germany's F1 venue with the Nurburgring, which last hosted the race in 2013.Hockenheim has honoured its side of the agreement, hosting th
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Hockenheim F1 terms «cannot continue»

The circuit is in the last season of a deal agreed with Bernie Ecclestone that originally allowed for it to alternate as Germany's F1 venue with the Nurburgring, which last hosted the race in 2013.Hockenheim has honoured its side of the agreement, hosting the race in 2014, '16, and this year, with Germany not having a grand prix in 2015 and '17.However, Hockenheim has made it clear ... Keep reading

Button «couldn't wish for more» in debut Super GT season

Button and Kunimitsu teammate Naoki Yamamoto finished second at Suzuka, behind the sister Honda of Tomoki Nojiri and Takuya Izawa.It was Button's and Yamamoto's second podium finish of the season after they finished runner-up in the season opener at Okayama
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Button «couldn't wish for more» in debut Super GT season

Button and Kunimitsu teammate Naoki Yamamoto finished second at Suzuka, behind the sister Honda of Tomoki Nojiri and Takuya Izawa.It was Button's and Yamamoto's second podium finish of the season after they finished runner-up in the season opener at Okayama last month.The result propelled the Anglo-Japanese pair to the top of the drivers' standings, one point clear of the NISMO duo ... Keep reading

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