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Death count debates overshadow the real story: Hurricane Maria was partly a human-made disaster

Thousands died after Hurricane Maria, and the debate over the death toll has obscured a larger truth
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Death count debates overshadow the real story: Hurricane Maria was partly a human-made disaster

Thousands died after Hurricane Maria, and the debate over the death toll has obscured a larger truth

Open thread for night owls: Betsy DeVos tells students but not her boss—don't be mean on Twitter

Steven Crockett Jr. at The Root writes—Betsy DeVos Tells Students Not to be Mean on Twitter. Student Responds: What About Your Boss? On Monday, at a student town in the Hall National Constitution Center, DeVos warned a crowd of kids ranging from elementar
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Open thread for night owls: Betsy DeVos tells students but not her boss—don't be mean on Twitter

Steven Crockett Jr. at The Root writes—Betsy DeVos Tells Students Not to be Mean on Twitter. Student Responds: What About Your Boss? On Monday, at a student town in the Hall National Constitution Center, DeVos warned a crowd of kids ranging from elementary to college-age students not to “be nasty” when messaging on Twitter. DeVos was there to “talk about the First Amendment as part of the Center’s annual Constitution Day, commemorating the 231st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution,” The Associated Press reports. “It is easy to be nasty hiding behind screens and Twitter handles,” she said. “It’s not so easy face-t0-face.” Ummm....but... Thankfully, 21-year-old Kaileigh Murphy was in attendance to tell the uneducated education secretary that her message might be better served if she delivered it to the president considering he often logs into his presidential Twitter account to rail against his detractors, make up nicknames for Congress members who disagree with his policy and straight out bully others. [...] DeVos went on to note that as a nation “we have abandoned truth,” and everything has become personal points of view—another point that she could’ve taken straight to the man who denies actual numbers like the size of his inauguration crowd, the number of electoral votes he received, the number of people who died in Puerto Rico or his poll numbers. Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION «I am younger today than I was at twenty-five. Of course the furrows of suffering have been dug deeper, but so have those of understanding sympathy and inner happiness. Whatever age may do to my earthly shell, I shall never grow cynical or indifferent—and one cannot measure the reserve power locked up in that assurance.»            ~~Helen Keller, Letter to Clare Heineman, July 19, 1943   TWEET OF THE DAY xWe routinely lock up 17-year-olds - especially black & Latinx boys - for decades or life. If you're defending Kavanaugh on the basis of «He was 17 & dumb,» you'd better be consistently arguing against trying minors as adults & giving teenagers life sentences, too.— Laura Seay (@texasinafrica) September 17, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2015—'Proud Catholic' Rep. Paul Gosar to boycott Pope's address, condemns 'socialist,' 'leftist' policies: A holy man, but not as holy as Arizona's Paul Gosar. Rep. Paul Gosar, honorable congressman from the fine state of Arizona—hey, they can't _all_ be from Texas—will not be attending Pope Francis's upcoming speech to Congress. He will be boycotting the speech, albeit with a heavy heart, because Pope Francis gives a flying damn about the fate of the planet and up with that the «proud Catholic» Gosar will not put. Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom. An opportunity to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities; to address the heinous and senseless murders committed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations. An opportunity to address the enslavement, belittlement, rape and desecration of Christian women and children; to address the condoned, subsidized, intentionally planned genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood and society; and finally, an opportunity for His Holiness to refocus our priorities on right from wrong. Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change--a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into “climate justice” and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies. If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line. If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly. But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one. Got it. As long as the Pope promotes ideas that conservatives like and does so in a conservative frame, Paul Gosar is a big fan of the Pope. But if the Pope slips up and introduces something «proud Catholic» Paul Gosar doesn't like, the Pope can go straight to you-know where.

Border Patrol serial killer targeted sex workers, transgender women

With the rise in attention to police violence, there has been increased speculation about what kind of people are drawn to law enforcement. In the case of the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection, the answer is now “a literal serial killer.”
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Border Patrol serial killer targeted sex workers, transgender women

With the rise in attention to police violence, there has been increased speculation about what kind of people are drawn to law enforcement. In the case of the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection, the answer is now “a literal serial killer.” Texas authorities arrested Juan David Ortiz, a Border Patrol agent, on September 15 after an intended victim managed to escape and flag down a highway patrol officer. Ortiz was targeting sex workers. In a press conference, Webb County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Fred Garza acknowledged “Ortiz targeted all [the] victims due to their profession and being vulnerable.” The press conference is widely available, but I will not be linking to it, because of the deadnaming of Ortiz’s third victim, Janelle Ortiz (no relation). Ortiz’s first two victims were 29-year-old Melissa Ramirez and 42-year-old Claudine Luera. The fourth victim remains a Jane Doe at this time. x1/2: Janelle Ortiz was a 28 year old translatina who died at the hands of a U.S Border Patrol agent last Friday, September 15th. The agent has been arrested and charged with murder. #SayHerName #TransVisible pic.twitter.com/6hUwEcS3MR— Equality Texas (@EqualityTexas) September 18, 2018 Chief Deputy Garza is not wrong. Sex workers are extremely vulnerable to this kind of targeted violence, and are often not taken seriously by law enforcement.

Senate Judiciary Democrats file suit to obtain Kavanaugh's Bush administration documents

On Monday, six Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats filed suit against the National Archives and Records Administration in an attempt to pry loose the documents of just what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was doing in his position as attorney in the Bu
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Senate Judiciary Democrats file suit to obtain Kavanaugh's Bush administration documents

On Monday, six Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats filed suit against the National Archives and Records Administration in an attempt to pry loose the documents of just what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was doing in his position as attorney in the Bush White House. This, because Judiciary Committee Republicans, the George W. Bush presidential library and the Trump-led CIA have all stonewalled requests for those records as Republicans push to confirm Kavanaugh before that information can be made public. «The Senate and the American public have a brief opportunity to sift the record of Judge Kavanaugh’s public career before the Senate is expected to make an effectively irreversible decision that would shape the federal judiciary for decades, and the individual Senators have a unique platform to probe and publicize Judge Kavanaugh’s record,» lawyers for the senators at the watchdog group American Oversight wrote in Monday's filing. The primary blame can be placed on Republican Judiciary Committee head Sen. Chuck Grassley, who refused to request the full set of records to begin with under the pretense that they would somehow not be relevant. Since Grassley and the other Republicans have refused to use their own powers to expedite the records requests, it's left to Democrats and the wider public to pry them loose via Freedom of Information Act requests and, at this point, lawsuits. As to why this is happening, there's not a lot of mystery to it:  We can make some very good guesses as to why Republicans have been adamant in blocking records of what attorney Brett Kavanaugh was doing in that Bush administration. It's already evident that he lied to the Senate in both this and past confirmation hearings about his involvement in a host of judicial nominations and other hyper partisan efforts. Furthermore, it's almost certain he has a more intimate involvement with two of the Bush administration's greatest scandals, the legal justification for the torture of prisoners of war and for the indefinite detention of prisoners without charge or process, than as the rote paper-shuffler he purports to have been. His current denials are simply implausible. Any of those would be deal-breakers, for any Senate supposedly concerned with the character of justices or with, sigh, its own basic oversight functions. So Republicans have decided to bury as much as can be buried and hope none of it comes out until the nominee is safely on the court and, in their estimation, therefore immune to new revelations. It's been a cynical game, but the game was already cynical when Republicans rewrote the rules to declare that sitting presidents don't get Supreme Court nominations heard for the last quarter of their terms because (hand-waving) «reasons.» This is (one of the reasons) why we need to take back the Senate. Can you give $3 to help win Nevada and Texas?

The evangelical purity trap for women: “A lamb outside of your marriage bed and a tiger in it”

“If you can control somebody’s sexuality, you have a deep amount control over them,” says author Linda Kay Klein
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The evangelical purity trap for women: “A lamb outside of your marriage bed and a tiger in it”

“If you can control somebody’s sexuality, you have a deep amount control over them,” says author Linda Kay Klein

“The View” co-hosts shut down Abby Huntsman for claiming that Kavanaugh should not face an FBI probe

Huntsman insists that Kavanaugh should be presumed innocent until proven guilty but argues against an investigation
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“The View” co-hosts shut down Abby Huntsman for claiming that Kavanaugh should not face an FBI probe

Huntsman insists that Kavanaugh should be presumed innocent until proven guilty but argues against an investigation

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Flagging JLR sales dent Tata Motors m-cap; Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Eicher zoom past

At Rs 73,300 crore, Tata Motors#39; market capitalisation has now slid to the fifth spot in the auto segment, owing to JLR#39;s flagging sales in high-growth markets such as China and Europe.
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Flagging JLR sales dent Tata Motors m-cap; Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Eicher zoom past

At Rs 73,300 crore, Tata Motors#39; market capitalisation has now slid to the fifth spot in the auto segment, owing to JLR#39;s flagging sales in high-growth markets such as China and Europe.

BOJ#39;s Haruhiko Kuroda warns of trade perils, echoes Shinzo Abe on exiting easy policy

Yet, reinforcing premier Shinzo Abe#39;s comments last week and laying the grounds for a future exit from ultra-loose monetary policy, Kuroda said no central bank wants to continue with unconventional monetary easing forever.
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BOJ#39;s Haruhiko Kuroda warns of trade perils, echoes Shinzo Abe on exiting easy policy

Yet, reinforcing premier Shinzo Abe#39;s comments last week and laying the grounds for a future exit from ultra-loose monetary policy, Kuroda said no central bank wants to continue with unconventional monetary easing forever.

SAP, Alibaba team up on cloud services

SAP, Europe#39;s most valuable technology company, also cooperates with U.S. cloud providers as it encourages clients to make a transition away from running its software on on-site servers to remote data centres.
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SAP, Alibaba team up on cloud services

SAP, Europe#39;s most valuable technology company, also cooperates with U.S. cloud providers as it encourages clients to make a transition away from running its software on on-site servers to remote data centres.

India#39;s MFI loan portfolio up 47% in FY18 to Rs 68,789 crore: Report

It is time that banks and MFIs should work in tandem. The banks are worried about NPAs. Let me tell SIDBI, those who take microfinance loans are not capable of leaving the country.
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India#39;s MFI loan portfolio up 47% in FY18 to Rs 68,789 crore: Report

It is time that banks and MFIs should work in tandem. The banks are worried about NPAs. Let me tell SIDBI, those who take microfinance loans are not capable of leaving the country.

Rising liquidity issues in ILFS credit negative for Indian banks: Moody#39;s

The debts incurred by ILFS in the form of bank loans accounted for around 0.5-0.7 percent of overall banking system loans as on March 31, 2018.
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Rising liquidity issues in ILFS credit negative for Indian banks: Moody#39;s

The debts incurred by ILFS in the form of bank loans accounted for around 0.5-0.7 percent of overall banking system loans as on March 31, 2018.

Digitally influenced spending in emerging markets to reach $4 trillion by 2022: Report

According to the report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), by 2022, there will be $3.9 trillion in digitally influenced expenditures in emerging markets.
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Digitally influenced spending in emerging markets to reach $4 trillion by 2022: Report

According to the report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), by 2022, there will be $3.9 trillion in digitally influenced expenditures in emerging markets.

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Twitter’s former Head of People EMEA joins VC firm Atomico as Partner

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, is announcing a number of new hires to its investment team, including new Partner Caroline Chayot, who previously led the EMEA HR team at Twitter. I’m told she’ll b
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Twitter’s former Head of People EMEA joins VC firm Atomico as Partner

Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, is announcing a number of new hires to its investment team, including new Partner Caroline Chayot, who previously led the EMEA HR team at Twitter. I’m told she’ll be working alongside existing Atomico Partner Dan Hynes, who was formerly the Director of Global Staffing […]

Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London

Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier delivery spin-out On the Dot for the deliveries which will be mad
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Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London

Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier delivery spin-out On the Dot for the deliveries which will be made by electric and hydrogen vans and push bikes and cargo bikes (billed as a zero-emission fleet). The […]

Vegan meal delivery startup Allplants is served £7.5M Series A funding

Allplants, a London-based startup that delivers ready-made “plant-based” meals (that’s vegan, to you and me), has raised £7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by VC firm Octopus Ventures, which was an early backer in healthy sn
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Vegan meal delivery startup Allplants is served £7.5M Series A funding

Allplants, a London-based startup that delivers ready-made “plant-based” meals (that’s vegan, to you and me), has raised £7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by VC firm Octopus Ventures, which was an early backer in healthy snack delivery company Graze. Additional investors in the round include existing backer Felix Capital (which I’m […]

‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners

OODA Health, a startup developing technology to make the U.S. healthcare payment system more efficient, has raised $40.5 million in a round led by Oak HC/FT and DFJ.
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‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firm’s with female partners

OODA Health, a startup developing technology to make the U.S. healthcare payment system more efficient, has raised $40.5 million in a round led by Oak HC/FT and DFJ.

Tandem CEO will tell you why building a bank is hard at Disrupt Berlin

Challenger banks, neobanks or digital-only banks… Whatever we choose to call them, Europe — and the U.K. in particular — has more than its fair share of bank upstarts battling it out for a slice of the growing fintech pie. One of those is Tandem, co-fou
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Tandem CEO will tell you why building a bank is hard at Disrupt Berlin

Challenger banks, neobanks or digital-only banks… Whatever we choose to call them, Europe — and the U.K. in particular — has more than its fair share of bank upstarts battling it out for a slice of the growing fintech pie. One of those is Tandem, co-founded by financial technology veteran Ricky Knox, who we’re excited […]

Sony announces the PlayStation Classic, its own mini retro console

If you’re the kind of person who has two beers and regularly launches into the same 20 minute-long ode to the original PlayStation for playing a seminal role in the maturation of gaming as an art form, well, do we have some news for you. Sony just annou
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Sony announces the PlayStation Classic, its own mini retro console

If you’re the kind of person who has two beers and regularly launches into the same 20 minute-long ode to the original PlayStation for playing a seminal role in the maturation of gaming as an art form, well, do we have some news for you. Sony just announced its intentions to give the PS1 the […]

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Auction Preview: Furniture & Art Objects - Malatier Collection at Ader, Paris, Oct 10

What: ​Furniture & Art Objects - Malatier CollectionWhere: Ader, Room 5-6 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 ParisWhen: October 10; 01.30 pmTop lots of the sale:- Charles Joseph Natoire (Nimes 1700 - Castel Gandolfo 1777): Fishing. Canvas formerly
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Auction Preview: Furniture & Art Objects - Malatier Collection at Ader, Paris, Oct 10

What: ​Furniture & Art Objects - Malatier CollectionWhere: Ader, Room 5-6 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 ParisWhen: October 10; 01.30 pmTop lots of the sale:- Charles Joseph Natoire (Nimes 1700 - Castel Gandolfo 1777): Fishing. Canvas formerly circular (with ears), placed in the circle then put in the rectangle, 89 x 94 cm. Signed lower left: C Nat ... F, bears a signature posterior down to right C. Natoire. Old restorations (and small gaps). In a frame with circular view. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 € ($ 116,638 - $ 174,957)- Jean-Charles Nicaise Perrin (Paris 1754 - 1831): Hector in the palace of Helen, reproaching Paris with cowardice, and announcing the singular combat. Canvas. 129 x 162 cm. Signed left: ICN Perrin. Old restorations. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 € ($ 69,983 – $ 93310)- Exceptional chandelier patinated bronze eighteen gilt bronze, the openwork wreath of palmettes supported by six thyrses crisscrossed in the lower part ended by pine cones supporting figures of lionesses biting three arms of light; all supported by busts of children coming out of a sphere with stylized lyres. Attributed to Jean-Pierre Lancry. Russia, early nineteenth century. H: 125 cm, D: 123 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 € ($ 69,983 – $ 93310)- Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 - Florence 1574): Bacchanal. Pen and brown ink and black pencil. 28 x 28 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 60,000 € ($ 58,319 - $ 69,983)- Very rare two-leaf tapestry screen, from the Royal Manufactory of Savonnerie from the second quarter of the 18th century (around 1740), originally belonging to a furniture ensemble, decorated with cartoons by Alexandre-Francois Desportes (1661-1741) ). Wool on wooden frame (reassembled). H: 200 cm, L: 66.5 cm per sheet. Description of the patterns of the panels: Sheet 1: Two rabbits at the base of a hedge of orange trees loaded with fruit under a balustrade with two monkeys playing above with a parrot perched above. Sheet 2: Three ducks at the foot of a rosebush in bloom, with a balustrade on top of which is perched a parrot and revealing at its side a crane crowned and perched above a pair of snakes in palms. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 € ($ 34,991 - $ 58,319)- Jean-Baptiste Huet (Paris 1745 - 1811): Partridge and doves in an entourage of flowers. Pair of original canvases. 58 x 136 cm. Both, signed and dated lower left: JBHuet 1790. Old restorations. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 € ($ 34,991 - $ 46,655)- Two Egyptian porphyry vases with twisted gadroons and winding handles, resting on a molded pedestal, the lid also fluted and surmounted by a catch; (color difference). Rome mid-seventeenth century (small chips and restorations). H: 33 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 € ($ 34,991 - $ 46,655)For details, visit: http://www.ader-paris.fr/index.jspClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Designs at Sotheby’s, London, Oct 16

What: ​DesignsWhere: Sotheby’s, Sothebys Bookshop, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 2RT, UKWhen: October 16; 02.00 pmPublic Viewing: Fri, 21 Sep 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sat, 22 Sep 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 23 Sep 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:0
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Auction Preview: Designs at Sotheby’s, London, Oct 16

What: ​DesignsWhere: Sotheby’s, Sothebys Bookshop, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 2RT, UKWhen: October 16; 02.00 pmPublic Viewing: Fri, 21 Sep 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sat, 22 Sep 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 23 Sep 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Fri, 12 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sat, 13 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 14 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Mon, 15 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Tue, 16 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm BSTTop lots of the sale:- Joseph Walsh (B. 1978): Unique 'Enignum X' Dining Table. With Engraved Copper Plaque 2013 / Joseph Walsh / Enignum Table X, olive ash, burr olive ash, white oil, 75 x 360 x 145 cm (29  1/2  x 141  3/4  x 57  1/8  in.). 2013. Produced by Joseph Walsh, County Cork, Ireland. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 GBP (103,208 USD - 154,812 USD)- Fulvio Bianconi: Rare 'Sirena' Vase, Model No. 4201. with acid stamp venini / murano / MADE IN ITALY. Blown iridised glass with trailed fenicio decoration in lattimo glass. 31 cm (12  1/8  in.), circa 1950, produced by Venini, Murano, Italy. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (38,703 USD - 64,505 USD)- Piero Fornasetti (1913 – 1988): 'Fiori Nella Notte' Commode. With metal plaque Fornasetti Milano. Hand-painted and lithographic transfer-printed on wood, brass, 82.5 x 100.5 x 55 cm (32  1/2  x 39  3/4  x 21  3/4  in.), circa 1955. Estimate: 16,000 — 20,000  GBP (20,642 USD - 25,802 USD)- Gabriella Crespi (1922 – 2017): 'cubo Tondo' Adjustable Coffee Table, From The 'Plurimi' Series. Impressed with artist's facsimile signature Gabriella Crespi and with applied artist's logo. Brass, lacquered wood, wood, with leaves extended: 47.5 x 115 x 89 cm (18  3/4  x 45  1/4  x 35 in.). Estimate: 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (15,481 USD - 23,222 USD)- Flemming Lassen (1902 – 1984): Sofa. Ash with sheepskin upholstery. 76 x 155.5 x 79 cm (30 x 61 x 31  1/8  in.), designed 1940, executed by cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer, Denmark. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,901 USD - 19,352 USD)- Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959): Rare Pair Of 'Madame' Chairs, Model No. 34643, Designed For The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition, each with manufacturer's metal label, both impressed R 34643, one dated C 12 3 30, the other C 16 6 31, lacquered birch, birch veneer, with fabric upholstery each: 81 x 48.5 x 48 cm (31  7/8  x 19  1/8  x 18  7/8  in.). Designed 1930, executed 1930 and 1931, produced by Nordiska Kompaniet AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,901 USD - 19,352 USD)- Salvatore Meli: Unique Centre Table. Signed in glaze Meli – Roma. Glazed earthenware, glass. 70 x 114 x 86.5 cm (27 1/2  x 44  7/8  x 34 in.), circa 1953. Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP (10,321 USD - 15,481 USD)- Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner: Pair of Armchairs. Peroba do campo, painted iron, with fabric upholstery, each: 84.8 x 63.2 x 87 cm (33 3/8  x 24  7/8  x 34  ¼  in.), circa 1950. produced by Forma, São Paolo, Brazil. Estimate: 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,160 USD - 7,741 USD)For details, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/homeFounder: Louise Blouin 

Querido Cuba

By focusing on Cuba’s natural light and intimate moments, photographer Colby Tarsitano redefines our visual predispositions about the island.
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Querido Cuba

By focusing on Cuba’s natural light and intimate moments, photographer Colby Tarsitano redefines our visual predispositions about the island.

Giorgio Armani Blends Pop Art and Fashion

Fashion in itself is creative and an art form, yet, designers look around for inspiration from historical, cultural and social events to various shapes, forms, and colors. The latest to take the route is Giorgio Armani. The brand’s latest offerings that ar
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Giorgio Armani Blends Pop Art and Fashion

Fashion in itself is creative and an art form, yet, designers look around for inspiration from historical, cultural and social events to various shapes, forms, and colors. The latest to take the route is Giorgio Armani. The brand’s latest offerings that are up for grabs are pop art-inspired prints, full of color and contrasts, depicting an iconic image of Giorgio Armani.The assortment has many things from scarf, sweatshirts to T-shirts. All of these have Giorgio Armani photographic print. As per the Giorgio Armani website, an iconic photograph from fashion history is the distinctive feature on this exclusive accessory. “If you love art in any form, this 100 percent silk scarf can be your go-to accessory this season. You have two color options, take your pick and let the ‘The Face of Fashion’ scarf do all the talking,” writes the website.Even the T-shirt with Giorgio Armani photographic print carries the iconic picture of the designer. “Made from stretch viscose, the T-shirt features most contrasting effects and colors played against the legend’s picture. The material has 10 percent elastane along with viscose and is available in short sleeves,” states the website.There’s also Giorgio Armani sweatsuit, consisting of sweatshirt and trousers in pure cashmere. “Initially designed as sportswear, sweatsuits are being given a new lease of life: elegant, exclusive and sophisticated. Made from plain knit pure cashmere, the sweatsuit features a timeless, understated design and is a high quality, luxurious garment to be personalized with individual accessories,” says the website. The multi-pocket women’s garment is available in midnight blue.Pleated sheath dress in stretch viscose is another pairing piece of clothing that is part of the collection. “Made from stretch viscose, this dress features clever pleating that defines the line of the garment and enhance the shape,” says the website. Coming together of art and fashion is nothing new and with this collection, Giorgio Armani has taken fashion one notch up. Fashion, which is sometimes not considered the form of arts, gains prominence when such designs are made popular by the masses.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the collectionhttp://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin 

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business h
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Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and renamed it. ...

Bulgari Bulgari: The Perpetual Rebirth of an Emblematic Collection

As a creative pillar of the Bulgari watch collections for over 40 years, the Bulgari Bulgari line has been continuously reborn through new interpretations for both men and women. The new Bulgari Bulgari 2018 reinvents itself yet again through an innovative ap
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Bulgari Bulgari: The Perpetual Rebirth of an Emblematic Collection

As a creative pillar of the Bulgari watch collections for over 40 years, the Bulgari Bulgari line has been continuously reborn through new interpretations for both men and women. The new Bulgari Bulgari 2018 reinvents itself yet again through an innovative approach involving the use of bronze and interchangeable straps, according to an official release. Bulgari Bulgari Men is firmly in tune with the times. “Bulgari Bulgari is writing a new chapter in its history by playing with metal variations as well as adopting an intensely personalised approach. Classic yet epicurean, fanciful yet refined, it appears this year in three original versions of its classic case housing self-winding Bulgari Calibre 191: one in bronze, the other two-tone with a black DLC-coated stainless steel case topped by a bronze bezel; and finally, a total-black DLC-coated stainless steel version. This unmistakably Bulgari Bulgari trilogy nonetheless succeeds in renewing the genre,” says the release. Alongside the choice of bronze, giving a vintage accent as well as a modern touch due to its recent appearance in watchmaking, this Bulgari Bulgari 2.0 also features other pleasant surprises. It is equipped with a tool-free interchangeable strap system enabling smooth transitions between embossed rubber, alligator leather or leather options. Delivered with a second strap, it comes with a travel pouch, a new men’s accessory comprising two strap compartments, according to the release.Bulgari Bulgari Ladies is the feminine version of the Bulgari Bulgari and it radiates all the timeless elegance of the original models, along with a contemporary twist. Available in an ultra-feminine 23mm-diameter mini-sized model, along with a modern interpretation with a 33mm diameter, the cases housing a quartz calibre are slimmer than ever and fitted with a metal bracelet recalling that of the original. This full-fledged piece of jewellery in its own right is both supple and flowing, two of the qualities that contributed to its initial success, as per the release.“The dials come in several refined yet contemporary executions bearing applied or diamond hour-markers, with or without a date window, and in a choice of anthracite, black, brown or mother-of-pearl. These sophisticated watch faces are framed by stainless steel, two-tone 18kt pink gold or stainless steel,” says the release.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the watches  http://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin 

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