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Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

Researchers reveal why Arctic sea ice began to melt in the middle of winter two years ago -- and that the increased melting of ice in summer is linked to recurring periods of fair weather.

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Murder on the brain, the iPad, and the Kindle

Why murder? I could claim this is a topic on which I’m particularly versed due to some expertise in criminal law—and I do know a lot of criminal law—but that’s not really it. Per the book I’ve taken on my Thanksgiving getaway—The Invention of Mur
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Murder on the brain, the iPad, and the Kindle

Why murder? I could claim this is a topic on which I’m particularly versed due to some expertise in criminal law—and I do know a lot of criminal law—but that’s not really it. Per the book I’ve taken on my Thanksgiving getaway—The Invention of Murder—it’s a base human instinct to be fascinated by death, especially violent death. The more random, the more frightening. Blame the Victorians.  As I was getting my own beach reading covered, I thought to extend my research into producing a list that could be useful for other ghouls who are going to have substantial travel time, at a minimum. (I’m hoping some of the rest of you are also going to get to relax, too.) Let’s start with podcasts. Here are some awesome shows that cover one case per season. “Dr. Death” is eight, gruesome episodes long, and it’s bloody good. The actual story was so compellingly awful that I followed it closely as it unfolded at the time; the podcast was an unexpected treat. By “treat,” I mean I was glad for the opportunity to get a clearer sense of the bureaucratic and legal mechanisms around what happened. But, seriously, how screwed up is our medical system!? If you earn the moniker “Dr. Death,” you’re probably a monster. Host Laura Beil investigates the story of Doctor Christopher Duntsch — a Dallas neurosurgeon who likes doing back surgeries. We bet you know where this is going. Dr. Duntsch was all about getting rid of his patient’s back pain and billed himself as the best surgeon in Dallas. Problem was, 33 of his patients became his victims. Then, tragically, those victims found out there were very few repercussions for the doctor through the medical establishment. At least until other doctors started to take note and take Dr. Duntsch to task for his malfeasance. And that’s when things really start to get crazy in this story. ”Somebody Knows Something” is now five phenomenal seasons long. The best part about this series is how incredibly nice and earnest absolutely everyone involved in producing and investigating most parts of the show is because it’s Canadian. The worst part is that at least one person disappears or is harmed per season, obviously.

Open thread for night owls: Trump regime argues that sunshine law doesn't apply to VA advisers

Issac Arnsdorf at Pro-Publica writes—Trump Administration Defends Legality of VA Shadow Rulers: The Trump administration is defending the legality of having three Trump associates help steer the Department of Veterans Affairs from the president’s Mar-a-
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Open thread for night owls: Trump regime argues that sunshine law doesn't apply to VA advisers

Issac Arnsdorf at Pro-Publica writes—Trump Administration Defends Legality of VA Shadow Rulers: The Trump administration is defending the legality of having three Trump associates help steer the Department of Veterans Affairs from the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort, asserting that a Watergate-era sunshine law on advisory committees shouldn’t apply. In a court filing last week, the government lawyers argued in part that the trio didn’t fit the law’s definition of an advisory committee because rather than being under the agency’s control, the three men reportedly wielded influence over the agency. “Far from alleging that the department managed or controlled the three individuals, the complaint asserts quite the opposite: that the three individuals asserted influence over the department,” Justice Department lawyers said in the filing, which was submitted on Friday. The government asked a judge to throw out a challenge from a liberal activist group, VoteVets, which alleged that the VA’s interactions with the so-called Mar-a-Lago Crowd violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 1972 law, known as FACA, requires federal agencies to inform the public when they consult outside experts. The stakes of the lawsuit have risen since the VA’s inspector general told senators he would await the court’s decision before deciding whether to conduct his own investigation. The VA has also cited the litigation to resist releasing more documents about the Mar-a-Lago Crowd to ProPublica and to Congress, which a key Democrat called “a transparent attempt to stonewall.” [...] TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “With one mind, we turn to honor and thank all the Food Plants we harvest from the garden. Since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beans, and berries have helped the people survive. Many other living things draw strength from them, too. We gather all the Plant Foods together as one and send them a greeting of thanks.” ~~Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Thanksgiving Address (You can find other indigenous perspectives on Thanksgiving at this link and this one.) TWEET OF THE DAY x“I have done nothing for which an Indian ought to be ashamed. I have fought for my countrymen against the whites who came to cheat them and take away their lands. You know the cause of our making war. It is known to all white men. They ought to be ashamed of it”—Black Hawk pic.twitter.com/mxuA6jxRCY— Brett A. Chapman (@brettachapman) November 21, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2011—Newt Gingrich takes lead in CNN survey: It's been a decent week for Newt Gingrich. Despite getting drilled for being a lobbyist, he's gained a little ground. Mitt Romney is down four points, but he continues to stay near the top of every poll. Herman Cain also had a good week, picking up a little ground, suggesting that at the very least he's stopped the bleeding from his campaign. Everyone else trails Cain by more than the margin of error. Since early September, Newt Gingrich has jumped 17 points while Herman Cain has gained 10 points. The big loser in that span is Rick Perry, who has dropped 21 points. Rounding out the double-digit candidates, Mitt Romney is basically even (down one point). Two-thirds of Republicans say they could change their support, and if past is prologue, they probably will. Probably the best number for Mitt Romney is that 40 percent of Republicans think he'd be their strongest nominee against President Obama. The runner-up is Newt Gingrich, but just 21 percent think he'd be the GOP's best candidate. LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: It’s an all-new Pre-T-Day show. And it's all about Matt Whitaker today. No, seriously. That's it. The whole damned show is about Matt Whitaker. The Trump team's own Khashoggi assassination team, parachuted into the DOJ to dismember law and order. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)

With one tweet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sets the internet on fire, sends Sarah Palin back to 2008

Yesterday Sarah Palin, best known for being dumb and embarrassing, lost the ratio to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The ratio is when your tweet is vastly outmatched in positive response by another tweet. Earlier today, Palin crawled from out of her snowmobile t
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With one tweet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sets the internet on fire, sends Sarah Palin back to 2008

Yesterday Sarah Palin, best known for being dumb and embarrassing, lost the ratio to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The ratio is when your tweet is vastly outmatched in positive response by another tweet. Earlier today, Palin crawled from out of her snowmobile to attack Rep.-elect Ocasio-Cortez. xYIKES: Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Basic Civics TWICE In 1 Statement https://t.co/5xkWeYjsPP— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 19, 2018 Ocasio-Cortez may not have as much time on her hands these days as the retired always-quits-all-of-her-jobs Palin does. But she’s smart enough to know when an easy slam dunk is in order. xNow that’s *TWO* fallen GOP Vice Pres candidates going after a freshman Congresswoman that’s not even sworn in yet. Isn’t it a little early to be bringing out the big guns? Especially when they look like the FWD:RE:FWD:WATCH THIS grandpa emails from the ‘08 election they lost https://t.co/TijjLgJ0MI— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 20, 2018

Forget the holidays: Go SCUBA diving in Puerto Rico

Growing up, I didn’t have comedian, writer, and human extraordinaire Lane Moore around to tell me how to be alone, so, when it came to what would be, for other people, major life events, I learned to wing it. My birthday presented a special problem. You
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Forget the holidays: Go SCUBA diving in Puerto Rico

Growing up, I didn’t have comedian, writer, and human extraordinaire Lane Moore around to tell me how to be alone, so, when it came to what would be, for other people, major life events, I learned to wing it. My birthday presented a special problem. You see, it falls on Christmas, an irrational mega-holiday the populace of our country celebrates beginning in October. My solution, since I’ve had the privilege to do so, has been to duck out via travel—whether for work or pleasure or simply isolation.  In a tinier plane than I’d ever meant to board, ever, December 2015. Credit: Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza  

Skip the theater and watch free movies at home this holiday season. Here's how

If you are a lover of TV or cinema, the holidays offer the perfect opportunity to hibernate at home and watch hours of movies or shows back-to-back—especially in those geographic locations where it gets cold enough to snow. Brrr! During this time of year
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Skip the theater and watch free movies at home this holiday season. Here's how

If you are a lover of TV or cinema, the holidays offer the perfect opportunity to hibernate at home and watch hours of movies or shows back-to-back—especially in those geographic locations where it gets cold enough to snow. Brrr! During this time of year, there’s almost nothing better than having a day off, staying in your pajamas and snuggling up with a warm blanket to watch something compelling or something mindless or both. A good movie or show and some delicious holiday leftovers can make the world seem a just a little better and a tad bit more bright.  Many of us spend money each month to have access to streaming platforms that show movies and shows. And there’s an enormous range to choose from. But it can also be cost prohibitive. And sometimes, even when you can afford it, there’s nothing more frustrating and disappointing when you realize that Hulu or Netflix don’t actually have the movie or show you want to watch or that you have to pay extra on top of your monthly fee in order to access it. Well, luckily, there’s a new alternative out there. Recently, YouTube announced that it would start streaming movies for free. The platform had previously offered users the chance to purchase movies and TV shows through its app and site but now, through this new model, there’s absolutely no purchase required. They do require you to sit through a handful of commercials—but, hey, that gives you time to go to the bathroom or grab another plateful of food! Additionally, YouTube has long had challenges with user uploaded videos, which can vary in quality and get into legal issues and, subsequently, can be removed from the site. This way you can be assured of the quality of the video and, again, the best part is that it’s free!  A list of the free movies includes: Pink Panther The Terminator (original) Legally Blonde Zookeeper The Birds The Good, Bad and the Ugly A Christmas Carol A plethora of Lifetime and Hallmark Channel holiday movies And it’s worth it for this series alone—all of the first four Rocky films! 

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Black Friday 2018 Walmart deals: $25 Google Home Mini, Nintendo Switch bundles and more - CNET

The store's Black Friday sale starts online earlier than ever, with deals on game console bundles available now.
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Black Friday 2018 Walmart deals: $25 Google Home Mini, Nintendo Switch bundles and more - CNET

The store's Black Friday sale starts online earlier than ever, with deals on game console bundles available now.

Indoco Remedies gets two minor observations from USFDA for Goa plants

«The inspection concluded with the company receiving two minor observations, none of which are repeat in nature,» Indoco Remedies said in a regulatory filing.
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Indoco Remedies gets two minor observations from USFDA for Goa plants

«The inspection concluded with the company receiving two minor observations, none of which are repeat in nature,» Indoco Remedies said in a regulatory filing.

Q2 FY19 review: Add these 2 aromatic chemical companies to your portfolio

Benzene-based specialty chemical companies continue to deliver strong operating results aided by tactical factors like disruption in China production and structural improvement in cost competitiveness and technical prowess
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Q2 FY19 review: Add these 2 aromatic chemical companies to your portfolio

Benzene-based specialty chemical companies continue to deliver strong operating results aided by tactical factors like disruption in China production and structural improvement in cost competitiveness and technical prowess

President Ram Nath Kovind asks Australian biz community to increase investments in India

Addressing the Australian business community in Sydney in presence of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Kovind said the two countries can collaborate and benefit each other in areas of finance, logistics, industrial design, biotech, capital markets, farming, foo
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President Ram Nath Kovind asks Australian biz community to increase investments in India

Addressing the Australian business community in Sydney in presence of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Kovind said the two countries can collaborate and benefit each other in areas of finance, logistics, industrial design, biotech, capital markets, farming, food and space technology.

Apollo Tyres ropes in Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador

«Building the Apollo brand to its true potential is key to our growth. By securing Sachin Tendulkar#39;s association with our brand, we have embarked on an exciting journey together. I am sure this partnership will help us go the distance,» Apoll
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Apollo Tyres ropes in Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador

«Building the Apollo brand to its true potential is key to our growth. By securing Sachin Tendulkar#39;s association with our brand, we have embarked on an exciting journey together. I am sure this partnership will help us go the distance,» Apollo Tyres Vice Chairman and Managing Director Neeraj Kanwar said in a statement.

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for generic cholesterol drug

The Ahmedabad-based group has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market the drug in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg, Zydus Cadila said in a statement.
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Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for generic cholesterol drug

The Ahmedabad-based group has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market the drug in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg, Zydus Cadila said in a statement.

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October lets 11 public companies borrow money on its platform

French crowd-lending platform October (formerly known as Lendix), wants to educate more people about new ways to borrow money. That’s why the company is launching a project called Grandir Ensemble (grow together). 11 big companies are borrowing €100,000 e
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October lets 11 public companies borrow money on its platform

French crowd-lending platform October (formerly known as Lendix), wants to educate more people about new ways to borrow money. That’s why the company is launching a project called Grandir Ensemble (grow together). 11 big companies are borrowing €100,000 each on October at a 2.5 percent interest rate. October users will be able to lend as […]

Movinga, the European house removals platform, raises further €15M

Movinga, the European house removals and relocation platform, has closed €15 million in further funding. The round was led by London-based growth investor ETF Partners, with participation from existing backers Santo Venture Capital, Earlybird, and Rocket In
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Movinga, the European house removals platform, raises further €15M

Movinga, the European house removals and relocation platform, has closed €15 million in further funding. The round was led by London-based growth investor ETF Partners, with participation from existing backers Santo Venture Capital, Earlybird, and Rocket Internet. The company says the new capital will support “further process automation”, the launch of new services, and international […]

As Taiwan prepares to vote on LGBTQ issues, a homophobic group is running ads before kids videos on YouTube

This Saturday, several issues related to LGBTQ equality, including marriage, are up for referendum in Taiwan’s mid-term elections. A little more than a year after the country’s top court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the LGBTQ community is once aga
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As Taiwan prepares to vote on LGBTQ issues, a homophobic group is running ads before kids videos on YouTube

This Saturday, several issues related to LGBTQ equality, including marriage, are up for referendum in Taiwan’s mid-term elections. A little more than a year after the country’s top court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the LGBTQ community is once again fighting for their rights due to efforts by anti-gay groups. The battle has reached […]

Only one week left until Disrupt Berlin 2018 begins

Heiliger Strohsack! Holy smokes — Disrupt Berlin 2018 kicks off in exactly one week! We’re beyond excited to welcome thousands of startup movers, shakers and makers to Europe’s premier tech startup conference. We’ve packed a ton of top-notch programmi
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Only one week left until Disrupt Berlin 2018 begins

Heiliger Strohsack! Holy smokes — Disrupt Berlin 2018 kicks off in exactly one week! We’re beyond excited to welcome thousands of startup movers, shakers and makers to Europe’s premier tech startup conference. We’ve packed a ton of top-notch programming into 29-30 November, and we can’t wait for you to arrive in Berlin and get the […]

Tencent e-wallet is following Alibaba to Hong Kong subways

China’s payments giants have taken their battle to Hong Kong. Less than a week after Ant Financial announced adding QR codes to the city’s MTR public transport network of rail and buses, Tencent’s WeChat Pay unveiled a similar scheme on Wedn
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Tencent e-wallet is following Alibaba to Hong Kong subways

China’s payments giants have taken their battle to Hong Kong. Less than a week after Ant Financial announced adding QR codes to the city’s MTR public transport network of rail and buses, Tencent’s WeChat Pay unveiled a similar scheme on Wednesday. Starting mid-2021, commuters in Hong Kong can scan a barcode to enter the subway […]

Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion

Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion. The round is led by MDI Ventures — the VC arm of Indonesian telecom operator Telkom — and B
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Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion

Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion. The round is led by MDI Ventures — the VC arm of Indonesian telecom operator Telkom — and Beacon — the fund belonging to Thai bank Kasikorn — as well as […]

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Jimmy Fallon, Sophia the Robot Make Oddly Beautiful Music Together

Late-night duets between comedian hosts and celebrity guests don’t usually make headlines. But Jimmy Fallon’s performance with Sophia the robot has all eyes on The Tonight Show presenter. During a segment highlighting robots […] The post Jim
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Jimmy Fallon, Sophia the Robot Make Oddly Beautiful Music Together

Late-night duets between comedian hosts and celebrity guests don’t usually make headlines. But Jimmy Fallon’s performance with Sophia the robot has all eyes on The Tonight Show presenter. During a segment highlighting robots […] The post Jimmy Fallon, Sophia the Robot Make Oddly Beautiful Music Together appeared first on Geek.com.

Clare Waight Keller Designs Shark Inspired JAW Low-Top Sneaker for Givenchy

Clare Waight Keller, the Artistic Director of Givenchy, showcased a JAW sneaker during the Fall Winter 2018 runway show and it is now available as a low-top version.The JAW sneaker has a “killer” look due to the large notches on the sole which resemble th
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Clare Waight Keller Designs Shark Inspired JAW Low-Top Sneaker for Givenchy

Clare Waight Keller, the Artistic Director of Givenchy, showcased a JAW sneaker during the Fall Winter 2018 runway show and it is now available as a low-top version.The JAW sneaker has a “killer” look due to the large notches on the sole which resemble the jaws of a Great White shark. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Artistic Director of Givenchy who took over the reins in 2017, the sneaker showcases the new direction she has been taken the house in. Keller’s work at Givenchy dominated headlines earlier this year, when she designed the wedding dress for the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle as she wed Prince Harry. Since then Keller’s creations have been spotted on the Duchess of Sussex on multiple occasions.With the JAW sneaker, however a different strength of Keller, namely her ability to create trendy street style is being showcased. The sneaker that was released earlier this year as a high-top version in black has now been expanded with low-top versions. Offered in white for men and women and black for men the low-top sneakers were announced recently. Since the announcement they have quickly become one of fall’s must haves for those who want to sport the very latest in urban style.Created with a combination of mesh, suede, neoprene and topped off with leather, the JAW sneaker has very little embellishment and can be paired with several outfits to create a hard-hitting look. The low-top version has the Givenchy logo positioned on the tongue of the sneaker while the high-top has it positioned along the back.Click on the slideshow to check the sneaker.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: The Russian Sale at Bonhams, London, Nov 28

What: The Russian SaleWhere: Bonhams, 101 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 1SR, UKWhen: 28 November, 03.00 GMTPublic Viewing: 25 Nov 2018 11:00 - 15:00 GMT; 26 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT; 27 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT; 28 Nov 2018 09:00 - 12:30 GMTTop lots o
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Auction Preview: The Russian Sale at Bonhams, London, Nov 28

What: The Russian SaleWhere: Bonhams, 101 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 1SR, UKWhen: 28 November, 03.00 GMTPublic Viewing: 25 Nov 2018 11:00 - 15:00 GMT; 26 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT; 27 Nov 2018 09:00 - 16:30 GMT; 28 Nov 2018 09:00 - 12:30 GMTTop lots of the sale:- A rare and highly important silver-gilt and shaded enamel tray for calling cards attributed to Fedor Ruckert, with stamp of retailer Kurlyukov, Moscow, circa 1900. Of shaped oval form, centred with exquisitely executed scene of «A Boyar Wedding Feast,» after 1883 Konstantin Makovsky's masterpiece, rendered in shaded and painted enamel within fine twisted wires, with gold foil underneath translucent colours; the lobed borders enamelled with colourful foliage on grounds of sea green, red, pink and blue, front and back with a reserve of swans, sides mounted with high architectural handles decorated with scrolls in relief surmounted by a chrysoprase cabochons. 43 x 23cm (16 7/8 x 9in). Estimate: £ 200,000 - 300,000 ($255,784 – 383,676)- Vasily Rozhdestvensky (1884 - 1963): Still life with a clay jug. Signed in Cyrillic and dated '21' (lower left), oil on canvas, 83 x 66cm (32 11/16 x 26in). Estimate: £ 150,000 - 200,000 ($191,838 - 255,784)- Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian, 1817 - 1900): Shipwreck on a rocky shore. Signed in Latin and dated '1872' (lower right), oil on canvas, 47 x 72cm (18 1/2 x 28 3/8in). Estimate: £ 150,000 - 200,000 ($191,838 - 255,784)- Nikolai Fechin (Russian, 1881 - 1955): 'Trees by water'. Apparently unsigned, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 63.5cm (30 x 25in). Estimate: £ 100,000 - 150,000 ($127,892 - 191,838)- An Imperial presentation jeweled, gold, enamel and hardstone kovsh, Faberge, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896, scratched inventory number 51966. The compressed oval agate bowl mounted with diamond-set gold handle enriched with champleve black stripes, terminating in a diamond and ruby-set Imperial eagle, the reverse engraved with presentation inscription «Presented to Victor Albert Lord Churchill by The Czar Nicholas II, Balmoral Sat.3.Oct 1896», in original fitted silk-lined case stamped 'Faberge St. Petersburg' beneath the Imperial Warrant, 72 standard, length: 12cm (4 3/4in). Estimate: £ 70,000 - 90,000 ($89,524 – 115,103)- A monumental porcelain vase 'Deep River' from the Imperial Anichkov palace, Imperial Porcelain Factory, artist G.D. Zimin, St. Petersburg, 1910. Of tapering form, painted overall with continuous early spring landscape depicting a river, birch and other trees, banks and fields covered with melting snow, boulders and rocks cascading to the flowing water; all against the expanding depth of the pale blue sky and billowing clouds, all finely painted underglaze in monochromatic hues of brown, grey and light blue, marked on underside with green underglazed factory mark and date '1910', with attached paper label of Imperial Anichkov palace, height: 45.4cm (17 7/8in). Estimate: £ 40,000 - 60,000 ($51,157 – 76,735)- A silver-gilt and cloisonne enamel presentation kovsh, Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, 1899-1908, with later Soviet control marks. The compressed bowl and stepped hook handle enriched with shaded enamel scrolling foliate motifs within blue beaded borders, the interior base inscribed Cyrillic «For Sir A. C. Kerr/Ambassador of the United Kingdom/from The People's Commissariate of Foreign Affairs USSR/V.M Molotov/Moscow, 26 May 1944 year», 84 standard, length: 33cm (13in). Estimate: £ 35,000 - 45,000 ($44,762 – 57,551)For 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: Furniture, Varia & Carpets at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Copenhagen, Noe 28

What: Furniture, Varia & CarpetsWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, DK-1260, DenmarkWhen: 28 November, 11.00 AM GMTTop lots of the sale:- An exceptional late 16th/early 17th century Ushak medallion carpet, Western Anatolia. The la
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Auction Preview: Furniture, Varia & Carpets at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Copenhagen, Noe 28

What: Furniture, Varia & CarpetsWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, DK-1260, DenmarkWhen: 28 November, 11.00 AM GMTTop lots of the sale:- An exceptional late 16th/early 17th century Ushak medallion carpet, Western Anatolia. The lavish slightly oval shield-like medallion display smooth curving quatrefoils and lush emerald green swaths that are surrounded by protective latched appendages. The «Medallion» Ushak type is one of a hand full of the most classical Ushak designs from this period. Fine weave and well preserved colors. 370 x 195 cm. Estimate DKK 650,000 - DKK 650,001 ($99,231 - 99,231)- A Louis XV gilt and patinated bronze Elephant clock with gilt bronze mounted, tortoiseshell music box, the circular white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numbers and calendar and written weekdays, silk thread suspension, striking on a single bell, with outside count wheel, the clock work surmounted by a putto flanked by foliage, supported by an elephant with raised trunk, on scrolling rockwork base, the bombe-shaped base containing the musical mechanism playing six tunes on twelve airs every hour or at will, the tortoiseshell veneered base mounted with gilt bronze borders cast and chiseled with gadrooning and foliage, the corners with scrolling foliate mounts terminated by scrolled feet, the front with trellis work, the back with a hinged door, the sides with shield-shaped panels with trellis work. France, mid-18th century. H. 75 cm. W. 47 cm. D. 26 cm. Estimate DKK 600,000 - DKK 600,001 ($91,598 – 91,598)- A pair of Regence gilt wood console tables with profiled Egyptian porphyry tops, each adorned with carved satyr masks flanked by dragons, foliage, fruits, ornaments and richly carved cabriole legs. France, c. 1720. H. 87 cm. W. 116 cm. D. 49 cm (2). Estimate DKK 500,000 - DKK 600,000 ($76,332 – 91,598)- A pair of Bavarian gilt wood Rococo corner consoles, almost identical sizes, each with curved imitated marble top above carved apron consisting of large scrolls and shells of various shapes and openwork rocaille carving decorated with imitation of trelliswork, polychrome festoon of flowers and leaves running from the apron along the slightly curved legs to the final carved base with large openwork cartouche. Wurzburg, c. 1760. H. 87 cm. W. 80 cm. D. 65 cm. (2) Estimate DKK 400,000 - DKK 400,001 ($61,066 – 61,066)- A large and impressive Louis XV amaranth marquetry and gilt bronze commode with Belgian marble top, curved sides and front with four drawers, curved legs, stamped on the right front corner 'I.DUBOIS' and 'JME' for Jurande des Menuisiers Ebeniste. France, mid-18th century. H. 86 cm. W. 149 cm. D. 66 cm. Estimate DKK 300,000 - DKK 350,000 ($45,799 – 53,432)- A pair of large French Empire consoles and mirrors, gilt wood and painted, extraordinary large glass mirrors carved with egg-and-dart border and fluted columns, consoles with white marble tops above carved frieze with original blue color, front legs in the shape of female monopodia, later black painted bases. The back of the mirrors written with pencil 'Grandjean' and the consoles with black inventory numbers 'Cc. N. 100' and 'N. 99'. Early 19th century. Mirrors H. 200 cm. W. 102 cm. consoles H. 90 cm. W. 101 cm. D. 52 cm. (4) Estimate DKK 250,000 - DKK 300,000 ($38,166 – 45,799)- A large Danish walnut and gilt wood bureau cabinet, curved top carved with foliage, rocailles and double cartouche above a pair of doors, fall front revealing fitted interior, bombe shaped lower part with three large drawers, cut off corners with gilt lead mounting. Mid-18th century. H. 276 cm. W. 136 cm. D. 70 cm. Estimate DKK 250,000 - DKK 250,001 ($38,166 – 38,166)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Modern & Vintage Masters at Jackson's Auction, Cedar Falls, Nov 27

What: Modern & Vintage MastersWhere: Jackson's Auction, 2229 Lincoln Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, United StatesWhen: November 27; 03.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Martin Johnson Heade (American 1819 - 1904): Sun Gems – circa 1863/64. Oil on canvas,
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Auction Preview: Modern & Vintage Masters at Jackson's Auction, Cedar Falls, Nov 27

What: Modern & Vintage MastersWhere: Jackson's Auction, 2229 Lincoln Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, United StatesWhen: November 27; 03.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Martin Johnson Heade (American 1819 - 1904): Sun Gems – circa 1863/64. Oil on canvas, Faintly inscribed on tacking edge, 12 inches x 10 inches. Estimate $ 120,000 - $ 180,000- Keith Haring (American 1958 - 1990): Untitled – 1983. Enamel on carved wood, Incised with artist's signature and date on verso «K.Haring 83 Nov.» and further signed and dated in marker also on verso. 41.75 inches x 35.75 inches x 2.5 inches. Estimate $ 100,000 - $ 200,000- Barbara Kruger (American b. 1945 -): Untitled – Tell Us Something We Don't Know – 1987. Photograph, 48 inches x 64.5 inches in artist's red painted frame. Estimate $ 80,000 - $ 120,000- An Important Faberge Silver and Pictorial Enamel Box, St. Petersburg, C. 1899 - 1904. The large and impressive box resting on four lion paw feet at each corner beneath a leaf-tipped beveled border. The polished sides set with opposing griffins beneath an anthemion and laurel border. The hinged lid inset with a plaque painted en plein after «Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks» by Ilya Repin. Hallmarked St. Petersburg, 1899 - 1904, Cyrillic marker's mark Faberge beneath the imperial warrant, workmaster's initials of Juluis Rappoport and 88 standard. Length 8.9 inches (22.5 cm), depth 5.1 inches (13 cm), height 3.8 inches (9.5 cm). Estimate $ 75,000 - $ 150,000- Keith Haring (American 1958 - 1990): Untitled (Ghetto Blaster) –  1984. Sumi ink on paper, Signed in artists hand and dated on verso in marker «K. Haring April 28-1984», 38 inches x 50 inches. Estimate $ 70,000 - $ 90,000- A Fine & Impressive Russian Silver-Gilt & Enamel Tankard, Ovchinnikov, C. 1890.  The body of tapering octagonal form, the base and rim with braided basket weave banding, the lower section with eight arched reserves with twist columns and rope twist arched tops. The fitted lid of tiara form with open pierced ball finial. The body overall decorated in multi-color cloisonne enamel of scrolling foliage and flower forms. The underside of base exquisitely finished with a plique-a-jour enamel scene of an eagle fighting a serpent. Hallmarked Moscow, circa 1890, Cyrillic maker's mark P.Ovchinnikov beneath the imperial warrant and with 88 standards. Height 8.25 inches (21 cm). Estimate $ 50,000 - $ 75,000- Lynda Benglis (American b. 1941 -): Daimler Siamese – 1986. Bronze wire mesh, sprayed zinc, copper, nickel-chrome plating, 45 inches x 30 inches x 10 inches (114.3 x 76.2 x 25.4 cm). Estimate $ 25,000 - $ 50,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Asian Art at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, Nov 27

What: Asian ArtWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers; Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, DK-1260, DenmarkWhen: November 27; 11.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- A rare and large Chinese porcelain flask with two pairs of dragon shaped loop handles, decorated in underglaze bl
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Auction Preview: Asian Art at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, Copenhagen, Nov 27

What: Asian ArtWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers; Bredgade 33, Copenhagen, DK-1260, DenmarkWhen: November 27; 11.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- A rare and large Chinese porcelain flask with two pairs of dragon shaped loop handles, decorated in underglaze blue, with a three-clawed dragon on each side and 'cloud collars' with birds and foliage, the sides with ruyi-shaped panels wherein flowers. Yuan 1280–1368. H. 33 cm. Estimate: DKK 1,000,000 - DKK 1,500,000 ($ 152,604 - $ 228,906)- A Chinese 18-armed gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, seated on a lotus throne in dhyanasana, wearing a richly engraved mantle and robe, with seven outstretched pairs of arms holding various items a.o. nectar vase, dharma wheel, sword, two pairs of arms placed in front, one pair holding a book and a crown, the other pair with hands in a mudra, hair styled in a central knot and wearing a pierced crown. Ming 1368-1644. Total weight c. 42800 g. H. without throne c. 52 cm. H. with throne c. 67 cm. Estimate: DKK 800,000 - DKK 1,200,000 ($ 122,083 - $ 183,125)- A late Qing dynasty signed Beijing silk and metal thread carpet, Northeast China.  Centre and corner designs with dragon motifs on gilt-metal thread foundation, red field with lotus flowers and leafs surrounded by rock and wave border. Signed: Tian Tan Yu Yong (Temple of Heaven, The Forbidden City). The temple of heaven was the Imperial place for the emperor to pray for good harvest every year. Late Qing dynasty, 19th century. 305 x 245 cm. Estimate: DKK 400,000 - DKK 400,001 ($ 61,041 - $ 61,041)- A set of five and two Chinese pictures depicting various events from the life of a nobleman, processions, theater scene, audiences a.m. Chinese artist. Gouache on paper, mounted on canvas, later framed. 19th century. Size of image excl. frame c. 54 x 71 cm. and c. 70 x 91 cm. (7).  Estimate: DKK 250,000 - DKK 250,001 ($ 38,151 - $ 38,151)- A late Qing dynasty silk and metal thread rug, all over design of flowering vines, bats, cloud motifs and Shou characters partly on a metal brocade foundation. Signed: Cai Yin Ju Zao (Made by Cai Yin Ju Zao, the bureau of financial public house). China, late Qing dynasty, 19th century. 212 x 125 cm. Estimate: DKK 200,000 - DKK 200,001 ($ 30,520 - $ 30,520)- A Chinese gilt bronze figure of Guanyin with remains of gilt and red paint, seated with a sceptre, the face with a serene expression adorned with a high crown centered by Amitabha Buddha and the chest with elaborate jewels, supported on a separately  cast lotus throne flanked by two acolytes between a Buddhist kundika and a kalavinka bird. Ming, 15th-16th century.  Weight in all  1.0981 g.  Weight: throne 4.794 g. Figure 6.184 g. H. incl throne 44 cm. The Guanyin H. 34 cm. Estimate: DKK 150,000 - DKK 150,001 ($ 22,890 - $ 22,890)- A Chinese silk rug with palace signature. Design with «The eight horses of King Mu», surrounded by classical wave motif border. Signed: Jing Ren Gong («Palace of Great Benevolence», The Forbidden City, Beijing). 237 x 146 cm. Estimate: DKK 150,000 - DKK 150,001 ($ 22,890 - $ 22,890)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

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