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Viva Arianna: Italy's Fontana wins 500 meters in short track

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Choi Min-jeong skated around waving to the South Korean fans who chanted her name. Arianna Fontana grabbed the Italian flag in celebration. This being wild and wooly short-track speedskating, the result of the women's 500 meters

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Medical professionals share images of gun violence, slam NRA's Stay in Your Lane nonsense

One of the most indefensible stances of the NRA—in a sea of indefensible stances—is that medical professionals and government public health experts cannot use taxpayer money to research gun violence in our country. After a few hundred American deaths in m
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Medical professionals share images of gun violence, slam NRA's Stay in Your Lane nonsense

One of the most indefensible stances of the NRA—in a sea of indefensible stances—is that medical professionals and government public health experts cannot use taxpayer money to research gun violence in our country. After a few hundred American deaths in more headline-grabbing mass-shooting events over the past decade, Congress better defined the parameters of 1996’s Dickey Amendment, allowing the Centers for Disease Control to finally, after thousands of deaths, study gun violence. On Wednesday, after the CDC released statistics about rising gun violence, and probably feeling a bit butt-hurt after over a dozen Grade A NRA candidates lost to a bunch of Grade F Democrats, the NRA’s social media idiot tweeted out this statement. Someone should tell self-important  anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves. Only people like Donald Trump, the NRA, Mitch McConnell, and the entire Republican Party seem to have the kind of chutzpah it takes to tell medical professionals to stay in their lane. Attacking a group of people who are both highly educated and highly dedicated to protecting the lives of others is a recipe for classic NRA failure. The initial responses were direct and to the point. xDo you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly? This isn’t just my lane. It’s my fucking highway. https://t.co/48S9UIFaV2— Judy Melinek M.D. (@drjudymelinek) November 9, 2018

Outgoing Michigan Republicans look to screw workers in lame-duck session

In September, the Republican-led legislature in Michigan approved citizen-initiated legislation to raise the state's minimum wage to $12/hour and require paid sick leave. They did this expressly to keep two initiatives off of last week's ballot. It was an at
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Outgoing Michigan Republicans look to screw workers in lame-duck session

In September, the Republican-led legislature in Michigan approved citizen-initiated legislation to raise the state's minimum wage to $12/hour and require paid sick leave. They did this expressly to keep two initiatives off of last week's ballot. It was an attempt to depress Democratic turnout, and to give them the opportunity to gut it. Many Democrats opposed the legislation because they knew that it would lead to precisely what the legislature is now planning to do: roll back the laws during the lame-duck session, while they still have a Republican governor to sign them. The changes they’re eyeing include changing employees' responsibility in providing notice to employers when they need time off to «make it more acceptable to the business community so we continue to keep our economy on track,» according to Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof. In other words: to make it virtually impossible for workers to actually get paid time off when they're sick. One attack on the minimum wage law could be maintaining a lower than minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers, a policy the initiative would have eliminated. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, a Democrat from Flint, is sounding the alarm for the public. «They can make sure their voices are heard and say that obviously people wanted a raise, and they wanted to have paid sick leave.» He warns that Republicans «will be held accountable» when they return in smaller majorities next year if they gut these laws. For his part, outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has his own priorities, «including a 'renew and rebuild Michigan' plan to fund environmental cleanup and water infrastructure upgrades through fee increases Republican lawmakers have been hesitant to approve.» Senate Republicans are opposed to that, so there's the makings for a contentious lame-duck session with the governor. «At this point, I'm waiting to see what their priorities are, and let's merge them together and see what we can accomplish,» Snyder said.

North Korea continues to expand nuclear program while Trump ... well, tweets, mostly

Just in case you were wondering about the progress of Donald Trump's plan to denuclearize North Korea via an ambitious plan of lurching from incoherent mockery to lavish praise to ramshackle promises based on nothing at all, the answer is that North Korea is
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North Korea continues to expand nuclear program while Trump ... well, tweets, mostly

Just in case you were wondering about the progress of Donald Trump's plan to denuclearize North Korea via an ambitious plan of lurching from incoherent mockery to lavish praise to ramshackle promises based on nothing at all, the answer is that North Korea is continuing to build up its nuclear arsenal and capabilities while ignoring his administration's demands. A new study notes that known North Korean missile bases, identified via satellite images, continue to be active. North Korea denies the existence of these bases at all; experts remain concerned that Team Trump is so eager to ink a Trump-flattering deal that they will overlook it. “It’s not like these bases have been frozen,” Mr. [Victor] Cha, the leader of the team that studied the images, said in an interview. “Work is continuing. What everybody is worried about is that Trump is going to accept a bad deal — they give us a single test site and dismantle a few other things, and in return they get a peace agreement” that formally ends the Korean War. Cha was on Team Trump's shortlist for the South Korea ambassadorship post, but was nixed after he criticized administration policies toward North Korea. It is perhaps notable that he's using the «Everybody is worried» construct to publicly dump on Trump for being stupid enough to sign such a deal. So that's the short version. Yup, still no progress. Yup, experts are still worried that a Trump version of «progress» would be even worse than the status quo. Yup, there's still a good possibility this idiot signs away Alaska or Hawaii in exchange for a bag of magic beans.

Don't procrastinate, there's just one more month of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act*

Here’s a message from the soon-to-be-once-again Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi: xNeed help signing up for Open Enrollment? Don’t worry – free help is available. Call 1-800-318-2596 for help or visit https://t.co/cFcLkgru
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Don't procrastinate, there's just one more month of open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act*

Here’s a message from the soon-to-be-once-again Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi: xNeed help signing up for Open Enrollment? Don’t worry – free help is available. Call 1-800-318-2596 for help or visit https://t.co/cFcLkgruOi to find free in-person assistance in your area. #GetCovered pic.twitter.com/CCvb05ITJY— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 13, 2018 Since the waste of skin and oxygen in the White House won’t do this, we have to. It’s time to get enrolled for health insurance if you don’t have it and don’t have access to it from your employer, or to shop around for a new plan if you are already enrolled in Obamacare. You can call the number or visit the website listed above for assistance, or to help someone you know find coverage. There are plenty of great tools to help you or people you are helping figure out what options are available all across the country. Now that all the election is done and the holiday rush hasn’t begun, it’s a good time to get enrolled or re-enrolled and to also help get people signed up for Obamacare. It’s also another opportunity to make Trump and the Republicans hurt. The better Obamacare does, the more angst they’ll have. You know where to go, right? Healthcare.gov, because even Trump hasn’t been able to blow it up. * In most states. These are the exceptions with extended deadlines: California – January 15, 2019 Colorado – January 15, 2019 D.C. – January 31, 2019 Massachusetts – January 23, 2019 Minnesota – January 13, 2019 New York – January 31, 2019 Rhode Island – January 31, 2019

Formerly deported military veteran votes, keeps fighting for others still in exile

Since winning his decade-long fight in April to return to the U.S. following his deportation, U.S. military veteran Hector Barajas-Varela has tried to be many things for many people. Sometimes he’s traveling and sharing his story. Sometimes he’s back i
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Formerly deported military veteran votes, keeps fighting for others still in exile

Since winning his decade-long fight in April to return to the U.S. following his deportation, U.S. military veteran Hector Barajas-Varela has tried to be many things for many people. Sometimes he’s traveling and sharing his story. Sometimes he’s back in Mexico, to help run the Tijuana center he founded for other deported veterans. Still, it always comes always back to his role as dad. “At a Mesa College panel on Wednesday,” the San Diego Tribune reports, “Barajas choked with emotion when he spoke about spending time with his middle-school aged daughter. No matter how many events he’s invited to or panels he’s been on, that happens every time, Barajas said.” Since coming back to the U.S., he was able to attend her first band recital. Sometimes they just hang out at home. Mostly, the two are “trying to rebuild a relationship after years of being deported.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) estimated in 2016 that there are some 239 other Hectors, immigrant service members who were kicked out after serving their adopted country. “They can be deported for committing a list of crimes set in immigration law,” the San Diego Tribune continues. Barajas-Varela complained that some people initially sympathize with the issue of deported vets, but that can quickly change. “Nobody wanted to listen to us. People stop listening when they hear, ‘criminal.’” Since winning a pardon from outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown—Barajas-Varela “has shown that since his release from custody, he has lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen,” Brown wrote—and then a court victory with the help of the ACLU, he has kept listening to deported vets, some of whom as struggling with mental illness and conditions related to combat. Sometimes he feels like he doesn’t do enough. “’I can’t be everywhere,’ Barajas said. ‘Everything I’m doing on the other side is going to benefit them. They want me here.’ He’s now rented an apartment up the street for deported veterans instead of having them sleep upstairs at the shelter.” Barajas-Varela said in April that he hoped to keep heading The Bunker for a year, and then pass the leadership role onto another deported vet so that he can live full-time here and eventually return to school. Barajas-Varela has already taken some brand-new steps as a U.S. citizen. Earlier this year, he cast his ballot for the very first time, and then in the 2018 midterms voted for Democratic Congress member Nanette Barragán, who in 2017 had been part of a congressional delegation visiting Barajas-Varela when he was still living in Mexico. “It meant a lot to be able to vote for someone who had supported him, he said.”

American officials have heard audio of journalist's murder, but White House refuses to take action

Multiple U.S. officials have now listened to the audio provided by Turkey showing that Saudi operatives ambushed, captured, tortured, dismembered, then killed Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But while the audio evidence that the Saudi government d
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American officials have heard audio of journalist's murder, but White House refuses to take action

Multiple U.S. officials have now listened to the audio provided by Turkey showing that Saudi operatives ambushed, captured, tortured, dismembered, then killed Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But while the audio evidence that the Saudi government directed a hit on a journalist within the supposedly safe space of a diplomatic consulate may seem damning, the Trump White House is ready to absolve Saudi leadership of any responsibility. As the Washington Post reports, John Bolton is putting forth the audio as if it’s not evidence of a crime, but evidence of innocence. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that an audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul did not appear to provide any link between the killers and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. By this, Bolton seems to mean that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is not present when someone pulls out scissors and begins cutting off Khashoggi’s fingers. And apparently the people in the recording do not stop in the middle of torturing and murdering the journalist to tell him whose orders they are following. Except that they do. According to the New York Times, one of those involved, Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb can be heard making a phone call during the session. He instructs the person on the other end to “tell your boss” what’s going on with Khashoggi. According to Business Insider, Mutreb is an associate of bin Salman who sometimes serves as his bodyguard. Analysts have assumed that the “boss” he is referring to is bin Salman. Bolton isn’t making that assumption. Because Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are both deeply tied to bin Salman. They’ve helped him seize power and solidify his base. Donald Trump made the non-existent weapons sale with Saudi Arabia the centerpiece of his ability to “cut deals” with foreign leaders. Bolstering bin Salman’s war in Yemen, where school buses of children are blown away by American bombs, is as close as Trump can currently get to his desired conflict with Iran.  Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t view foreign relations as something that happens between nations, but between individual leaders. And he’s not about to let the death of a journalist get in the way of his personal connection to Mohammed bin Salman. At the moment, the Kushner plan remains in effect—do nothing and let it blow over.

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Zee Entertainment turns volatile as promoters plan to sell stake

The stock was trading flat at Rs 437 on BSE at 02:28 pm, it hit a high of Rs 470 and a low of Rs 420 in intra-day trade so far.
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Zee Entertainment turns volatile as promoters plan to sell stake

The stock was trading flat at Rs 437 on BSE at 02:28 pm, it hit a high of Rs 470 and a low of Rs 420 in intra-day trade so far.

Kalpataru Power bags orders worth Rs 1,322 crore

The company has also received a composite order for railway infrastructure construction from RVNL (Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd) for Rs 379 crore in a consortium.
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Kalpataru Power bags orders worth Rs 1,322 crore

The company has also received a composite order for railway infrastructure construction from RVNL (Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd) for Rs 379 crore in a consortium.

Tata Global Beverages plans to set up Rs 100-crore tea packaging unit in Odisha

The aggregate investments by both the companies for setting up this new unit are expected to be around Rs 100 crore over a period of time,.
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Tata Global Beverages plans to set up Rs 100-crore tea packaging unit in Odisha

The aggregate investments by both the companies for setting up this new unit are expected to be around Rs 100 crore over a period of time,.

Ideas for Profit | Ashok Leyland sees volume-led growth in Q2; buy

We continue to maintain our positive outlook on the company. However, investors need to watch out for its succession plan
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Ideas for Profit | Ashok Leyland sees volume-led growth in Q2; buy

We continue to maintain our positive outlook on the company. However, investors need to watch out for its succession plan

Adani Transmission, AU Small Finance up over 9% on inclusion in MSCI index

Adani Transmission, Equitas Holdings, AU Small Finance Bank, Westlife Development and Future Consumer climbed up to 10 per cent on the back of heavy volumes.
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Adani Transmission, AU Small Finance up over 9% on inclusion in MSCI index

Adani Transmission, Equitas Holdings, AU Small Finance Bank, Westlife Development and Future Consumer climbed up to 10 per cent on the back of heavy volumes.

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Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason

Withings is back with, of all things, a fitness tracker. It’s a bit of an odd addition, two months after the company re-launched, post-Nokia. The company’s first product, the Steel HR Sport, picked up where it left off with another sport-focused hybrid sm
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Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason

Withings is back with, of all things, a fitness tracker. It’s a bit of an odd addition, two months after the company re-launched, post-Nokia. The company’s first product, the Steel HR Sport, picked up where it left off with another sport-focused hybrid smartwatch. The Pulse HR, meanwhile, finds it looking back at wrist-worn fitness trackers. […]

Loans marketplace Mintos scores €5M Series A and plans to launch a debit card

Mintos, the Latvian fintech that operates a global loans marketplace to let you invest in loans from various loan originators, has raised €5 million in Series A funding. Backing the startup once again is the Riga-based venture capital firm Grumpy Investment
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Loans marketplace Mintos scores €5M Series A and plans to launch a debit card

Mintos, the Latvian fintech that operates a global loans marketplace to let you invest in loans from various loan originators, has raised €5 million in Series A funding. Backing the startup once again is the Riga-based venture capital firm Grumpy Investments (previously known as Skillion Ventures). More noteworthy, the new capital will be used to […]

The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business. Renren’s parent company Beijing Q
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The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business. Renren’s parent company Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing has agreed to sell all tangible and intangible assets of renren.com to Beijing Infinities Interactive Media, […]

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the comp
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Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the company played down its rivalry with Instagram. Reuters first reported on the subpoenas which Snap has confirmed. Precise details […]

Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies

Scientists have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results showed that DMAbs were expressed over a wide window of time and offered complete and lo
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Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies

Scientists have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results showed that DMAbs were expressed over a wide window of time and offered complete and long-term protection against lethal virus challenges. DMAbs may also provide a novel powerful platform for rapid screening of monoclonal antibodies enhancing preclinical development.

Visualizing 'unfurling' microtubule growth

Living cells depend absolutely on microtubules that form a scaffolding for moving materials inside the cell. Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they do th
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Visualizing 'unfurling' microtubule growth

Living cells depend absolutely on microtubules that form a scaffolding for moving materials inside the cell. Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they do this inside the crowded environment of living cells has been a mystery. Now researchers have uncovered the mechanism that puts these blocks in place.

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‘Seats of Power’ at The Vitra Design Museum

The ongoing exhibition “Seats of Power” at The Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, explores the history of chairs in light of their association with expressions of status and power.In earlier times, chairs were reserved for rulers and the upper echelons o
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‘Seats of Power’ at The Vitra Design Museum

The ongoing exhibition “Seats of Power” at The Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, explores the history of chairs in light of their association with expressions of status and power.In earlier times, chairs were reserved for rulers and the upper echelons of society. Chairs came to be used by wider parts of the population only after the rise of the bourgeois citizenry in modern times, especially with the advent of industrial furniture production in the nineteenth century which made chairs affordable.   Through some 20 objects from the museum’s holdings, “Seats of Power” illustrates how approaches to political, social, and economic power continue to find expression in the seating furniture. “A cultural history of modern seating emerges: from authoritarian, patriarchal principles to egalitarian, participatory values; from the backroom chambers of politics and finance to democratic parliaments and designers who aim to bring about a redistribution of power with new seating designs,” writes the museum.  One of the oldest artefacts on display highlighting the association between seating furniture and the traditional conceptions of political and religious power is the Chaise de Garde, commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte for the renovation of Laeken Castle near Brussels. Created by the Belgian court cabinetmaker Jean-Joseph Chapuis around 1802, the chair draws on seating types from ancient Rome. A recent example includes the Papal throne designed for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Zagreb in 1994. The straight, high backrest and stiffly formal seating posture prescribed by the throne’s shape remain symbols of traditional power even today, as per the museum.The exhibition traces how the process of democratization in Western countries impacted seating designs and sitting postures, reflecting values such as flexibility, transparency, and equal rights. John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon sat on the Hans J. Wegner’s chair “JH501” (1949/50) during their legendary televised debate in 1960. The modern, understated design of “JH501” represented the ideals of a more modest, grassroots political style.Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’ “East River Chair” (2013/14) for the UN Headquarters in New York, took this notion a step further with its colorful upholstery fabric, low back, and integrated armrests conveying a sense of openness and plurality.Beyond the political realm, the expression of power and status in seating furniture has also been subject to the continuous evolution of social values, according to the museum. Rocking chairs and other leisure furnishings came into fashion in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, expansive comfort was seen as an expression of influence and authority. Examples include Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair for the elegant German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Charles and Ray Eames’s “Lounge Chair” (1943–56), and Arne Jacobsen’s “Egg Chair” (1957/58).  Enzo Mari’s unpretentious DIY chair, a part of his Autoprogettazione’ series (1974), gave new meaning to the expression of power — self empowerment. The group CUCULA has offered work and social opportunities to refugees by enabling them to serially build these chairs in its Berlin workshop.The exhibition is on view through February 17, 2019, at the Vitra Design Museum, Vitra Schaudepot Charles-Eames-Strasse 2 79576, Weil am Rhein, Germany.For more information, visit: https://www.design-museum.de/Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.  http://www.blouinartinfo.com/                                                              Founder: Louise Blouin 

‘Home Futures’ at the Design Museum, London

The Design Museum, London, in partnership with IKEA Museum Almhult, presents “Home Futures,” through March 24, 2019.“Home Futures” explores the radical domestic visions of the 20th century and asks: what happened to the future? Visitors get a thought-
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‘Home Futures’ at the Design Museum, London

The Design Museum, London, in partnership with IKEA Museum Almhult, presents “Home Futures,” through March 24, 2019.“Home Futures” explores the radical domestic visions of the 20th century and asks: what happened to the future? Visitors get a thought-provoking view of yesterday’s tomorrow through some rare works such as the original furniture from the Smithsons’ House of the Future (1956), original footage from the General Motors Kitchen of Tomorrow (1956), Home Environment by Ettore Sottsass (1972), and an original model of Total Furnishing Unit by Joe Colombo (1972).The exhibition presents more than 150 objects and experiences through six themes — ‘living smart,’ ‘living on the move,’ ‘living autonomously,’ ‘living with less,’ ‘living with others,’ and ‘domestic arcadia.’‘Living smart’ pairs the modernist ideal of the ‘home as machine’ with the contemporary vision of the ‘smart home.’ The display includes original works by the illustrator Heath Robinson, depicting comic household contraptions, and the model of Villa Arpel from Jacques Tati’s film “Mon Oncle” juxtaposed with a range of smart home devices and experiences.‘Living on the move’ brings together the 20th century visions of a fluid, nomadic way of life with contemporary examples of the sharing economy. Featured works in this section include collages by Superstudio, illustrations by Archigram, and a life-size prototype of Home Environment by Ettore Sottsass along with a provocative film by Beka & Lemoine called “Selling Dreams,” which explores one man’s life spent in hotel rooms.Enzo Mari’s “Autoprogettazione” (1974) highlights the theme of ‘living autonomously,’ which explores self-reliant, environmentally responsible — and often anti-consumerist — models of domestic life. Mari’s “Autoprogettazione” is a design guide to assembling furniture from basic materials using just a hammer and nails, which is paralleled with contemporary Open Source design.‘Living with less’ focuses on fully fitted home units and micro-living solutions conceived in the 20th century to address housing shortages. The theme is explored through drawings and a model of Joe Colombo’s Total Furnishing Unit (1972), along with contemporary examples including Gary Chang’s Hong Kong Transformer apartment (a micro apartment with shifting walls), work by world-renowned design office Industrial Facility, and a newly commissioned study of minimal dwellings by the architect Pier Vittorio Aureli.Through Sergei Eisenstein’s sketches for the Glass House, Ugo La Pietra’s Telematic House, Dunne & Raby’s Electro-Draught Excluder, Jurgen Bey’s Linen Cupboard House, and Superflux’s film “Uninvited Guests,” the theme ‘living with others’ explores the way in which we negotiate privacy in the home, and the impact of media on domestic behaviour.Domestic Arcadia questions the functionalist approach to the home by exploring an alternative vision that sees it as a place of organic forms that evoke the natural landscape. Furniture and interiors from the Italian Radical Design movement by Pietro Derossi, Michele de Lucchi, and Gaetano Pesce are compared with contemporary design by the Bouroullec brothers among others, as stated by the Design Museum.After being on display in London, the exhibition will travel to the IKEA Museum in Almhult, Sweden in Spring 2019.The exhibition is on view through March 24, 2019, at the Design Museum, 224 - 238, Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AGFor more details, visit: https://designmuseum.org/Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/                                                              Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Coins, Medals and Paper Money at Dorotheum, Vienna, Nov 15

What: Coins, Medals and Paper MoneyWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, A-1010, ViennaWhen: Nov 15, 10:00 AMTop Lots of the Sale:- Reuss Older Line (Greiz) Heinrich XXII. 1859-1902, gold. 20 Mark 1875 BJ 254. 7.97 g Mintage 1,510 pieces = (minimally touched)
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Auction Preview: Coins, Medals and Paper Money at Dorotheum, Vienna, Nov 15

What: Coins, Medals and Paper MoneyWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, A-1010, ViennaWhen: Nov 15, 10:00 AMTop Lots of the Sale:- Reuss Older Line (Greiz) Heinrich XXII. 1859-1902, gold. 20 Mark 1875 BJ 254. 7.97 g Mintage 1,510 pieces = (minimally touched) Copy of the Tope, I will be auctioned in favour of Missionshaus St. Gabriel, Lower Austria. Estimated Price: EUR 20,000 (USD 23,000)- 3000 Dollars 1993 Koala - Australia, platinum. 1 Kg 999.5fein, in Kunststofkapsel I. Estimated Price: EUR 19,950 (USD 22,500)- 5 Toman AH 1227 (1812) Tabriz. Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah AH 1212-1250 (1797-1834) GOLD. Av: Arabic legend fateh 'ali shah qajar al-sultan' ibn al-sultan in floral circle of ornaments. Album T2683 Type U (RRR), Fb. 32, KM 746.1. These multiple tomans were probably given as gifts of honor to important personalities, often as pieces of jewelery, very rare, (minimal Kr.) II. Estimated Price: EUR 15,000 (USD 17,000)- Saxony-Meiningen, George II.1866-1914, gold - 20 Mark 1905 DJ 279. 7.97 g Mintage: 1004 pieces according to Jaeger «made at the personal disposal of His Highness the Duke». Made of polished stamps (minimally touched, minimally Rf.) Copy of the copy, «Erstabschlag». Estimated Price: EUR 10,000 (USD 11,500)- Grand Medal (1,250 Piastern) 1255/5 (AH, Reg. Year 5 1843/44 AD) on coin reform. Abdul Mejid 1839-1861, gold. Rv: text between flower garlands. Estimated Price: EUR 10,000 (USD 11,500)- 10 rubles 1757 (from 1756) - Elisabeth 1741-1762 gold. St. Petersburg, ed. 122, 16.58 g, rare, (small Kr. In the fields, Schrf. Near 12h no Hsp!) III/II. Estimated Price: EUR 7,500 (USD 8,500)- 5 ducats 1640 Bayern, Maximilian I. 1598-1651 gold, on the re-fortification of the city of Munich. Av: Elector standing almost head-on with sword, in front of him on coat of arms decorated pedestal Reichsapfel, all in hinted architecture. Fb. 196var; 17.37 g, rarer variant with year in the field (engraved value V in Rv, small Kr.) II. Estimated Price: EUR 6,000 (USD 6,800)- «Portrait of the Russian Grand Dukes, Czars and Emperors» - AE medal suite (about 57 pcs.): Coinage of the year 1862 for the 1000th anniversary of the Russian Empire. Rv: Crown over multiline Russian leg, number below. Diakov 1604-1665; approx. 26-32 g, 39 mm, very seldom in this almost complete compilation and homogeneous good condition (missing the numbers 1 = D. 1604, 4 = D. 1607, 9 = D. 1612, 31 = D 1634, 46 = D. 1649, 54 = D. 1657 and 63 = D. 1666) II. Estimated Price: EUR 6,000 (USD 6,800)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Orders and Decorations at Dorotheum, Vienna, Nov 16

What: Orders and DecorationsWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, A-1010 ViennaWhen: Nov 16, 2:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «Badge for the religious», St. Stanislaus - Order, gold - enameled, Old Russian hallmarked (St. Petersburg city mark with an
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Auction Preview: Orders and Decorations at Dorotheum, Vienna, Nov 16

What: Orders and DecorationsWhere: Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, A-1010 ViennaWhen: Nov 16, 2:00 PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «Badge for the religious», St. Stanislaus - Order, gold - enameled, Old Russian hallmarked (St. Petersburg city mark with an annal 1870) and maker's mark IK, the badges were strictly redeemable, beautiful original piece in the finest production quality and condition, of utmost rarity, I / II. Estimated Price: EUR 38,000 (USD 43,000)- «Medal on the liberation of the serfs 1861» - Golden medal, gold, Dm. 28 mm, weight 23.21 g, orig. Eyelet and band ring, orig. old volume, slight traces of usage, impeccable embossed old original piece, very rare, II. Estimated Price: EUR 18,000 (USD 20,500)- «Order Virtuti Militari», (Military Order of the Duchy of Warsaw), 2nd class, neck decoration, 3rd model 1808, gold enamelled, crowns elevation in very plastic design, in total there were 9 awards of the 2nd Kl. In this design, order cross in fine old production quality and the age appropriate outstanding Conservation, of the utmost rarity, II. Estimated Price: EUR 15,000 (USD 17,000)- «Set of the 1st Kl with swords», St. Stanislaus - Order, jewel gold - enamelled, Old Russian hallmarked (St. Petersburg town mark with year stamp 1857) and maker's mark WW, to orig. Old Russian hallmarked and maker's name «Keibel» with old original retrofitted swords, the swords were after introduction in 1858 in different cases nachverliehen, beautiful in all parts original early set. Estimated Price: EUR 15,000 (USD 17,000)- «Grand Order of the General of the Cavalry Alexander Ivanovich Arnoldi» (1817-1898) - 9 pieces of decorations. Estimated Price: EUR 15,000 (USD 17,000)- «Set of 1st class (2nd class)», St. Vladimir - Order, cross gold - enameled, old Russian hallmarked with St. Petersburg city mark and devious maker's mark, width 49.7 mm. Sash, cross in execution with black enamel, breast star AR-tlw. gilded and enameled, old Russian hallmarked with St. Petersburg city mark and manufacturer's name «Keibel», on needle, nice old original set, very rare I/II. Estimated Price: EUR 14,000 (USD 16,000)- «Medal Virtuti Militari» - Silver medal, 1st model 1792, AR, 54.25 (with eyelet) x 34.05 mm, weight 23.5 g., Orig. Eyelet, fine old imprint of the first stamp of the Warsaw Coin, the first embossing series differs by various minor details of the later coinage, beautiful original in fine condition, very rare, I/II. Estimated Price: EUR 12,000 (USD 14,000)- «Order clip of Count Reinhardt to Solms-Laubach (1801-1870)» - hanging 7 pieces, Hohenzollern commemorative coin for fighters 1848/49. Estimated Price: EUR 12,000 (USD 14,000)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin 

Rain closes some polling venues as Fiji elects new leader

SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Fiji on Wednesday night was waiting to see which of two men who led different military coups would win the nation's general election after heavy rainfall affected voter turnout. The bad weather prompted officials to close more than 20 pollin
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Rain closes some polling venues as Fiji elects new leader

SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Fiji on Wednesday night was waiting to see which of two men who led different military coups would win the nation's general election after heavy rainfall affected voter turnout. The bad weather prompted officials to close more than 20 polling venues, affecting more than 7,000 voters ...

Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 USA Limited Edition Launches at SIXTY SoHo Hotel, New York

Swiss watch brand Longines recently unveiled a new limited-edition watch dedicated solely for the U.S. market at The Gordon Bar at SIXTY SoHo Hotel, New York. The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 USA Limited Edition is a re-edition of a classic 1935 Amer
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Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 USA Limited Edition Launches at SIXTY SoHo Hotel, New York

Swiss watch brand Longines recently unveiled a new limited-edition watch dedicated solely for the U.S. market at The Gordon Bar at SIXTY SoHo Hotel, New York. The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 USA Limited Edition is a re-edition of a classic 1935 American military model issued in a limited run of 100 numbered pieces, as per an official release.“The Longines Heritage collection has proven to particularly resonate with U.S. collectors and watch enthusiasts. From its very earliest moments, much of Longines’ significant history has been written in the United States, from timing equestrian races in the 1880s and serving as the Official Timekeeper of Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight, to producing timepieces for U.S. railroads, the Navy, and the Army. The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 marks the latest timepiece designed specifically for the U.S. market, an answer to U.S. collectors’ demonstrated interest in limited edition models endowed with authentic heritage,” says the release.Available in a limited series of 100 pieces exclusive to the United States, the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 illustrates the brand’s historic ties with the world of aviation, in terms of design, performance, and precision. This vintage-style chronograph draws inspiration from a 1935 model ordered by the U.S. military, according to the release.As per the release, the 44 mm stainless steel case houses a self-winding L788 calibre, a column-wheel movement developed exclusively for Longines. The exclusive grained dial, which features a black graduated shading, is angled at 40˚ to the right and displays 10 large honey-colored Arabic numerals that stand in high contrast to the face, a clever, original detail that was designed to allow pilots to easily read the time without having to release the plane’s control yoke. A black distressed leather strap harmoniously enhances the overall piece, while a commemorative engraving on the case back confirms each watch’s unique identity.“Press and guests attending this launch event also got the chance to see this new limited-edition series presented alongside related historic Longines pieces, each with special ties to the United States, and flown in from the brand’s Museum at Saint-Imier, Switzerland for the occasion,” says the release. The new Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 USA Limited Edition arrives in store across the country and online this November, immediately following the official launch event, as per the release.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the watch and the launch.http://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin  

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