For decades the Republican Party has supported possible statehood. Translation: Trump is now against it
Patrick Shanahan lasted six months, and was never confirmed. At some point Trump's entire Cabinet will be «acting»
The US Navy is eyeing a large-scale introduction of robotic surface ships of various sizes as a counter to China’s boosted capabilities. The vision, however, relies on not-yet-proven technologies and may even be a bluff. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tina Nguyen/Vanity Fair: Elizabeth Warren is surging—and the Trump campaign is taking notice After writing off Warren, the president appears to have realized “Pocahontas” isn’t going to cut it. Outside the Fox-Republican Party nexus, she’s completed several successful campaign visits to Trump-voting strongholds, where voters admit that while they’re inherently wary of Democrats, they find her genuine and committed to addressing their pet issues of economic inequality and declining opportunities. It’s the sort of message that landed Trump in the White House, but this time executed by a politician with the wherewithal—and the detailed plans—to make good on her promises. The difference, of course, is where Warren is placing the blame. It’s easy for Trump to tell his base that immigrants are stealing their jobs. It’s trickier for Warren to explain on the campaign trail, in a nuanced way, that the systems of government are designed to perpetuate inequality. Warren herself is aware of the challenge. “It’s like teaching class. ‘Is everybody in here getting this?’ And that’s what I just struggle with all the time,” she told The New York Times. “How do I get better at this? How do I do more of this in a way that lets people see it, hear it and say, ‘Oh, yeah.’” If she manages to walk the line, the president has good reason to be worried. So does Sanders, whose lane intersects with hers. And so does Biden, whose blue-collar Scranton constituency may see a better opportunity in Warren’s many plans. xGreg Sargent makes a good case that Democrats are NOT vulnerable on immigration and shouldn't buy into @sullydish's thinking..https://t.co/fAGGPneerr— (((Greg Siskind))) (@gsiskind) June 18, 2019
Women are outperforming men at a Japanese University for the first time in seven years, after the medical school admitted to previously rigging entrance exams to limit female entrants. Read Full Article at RT.com
Former UEFA boss Michel Platini has been released from French custody on Wednesday after being questioned by police on alleged corruption during the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fringe benefits for employees are being cut down.
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Postman, a five-year-old startup that is attempting to simply development, tests, and management of APIs through its platform, has raised $50 million in a new round to scale its business. The Series B for the startup, that began its journey in India, was led by CRV and included participation from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners. […]
Dating back to the 17th century, the text contains knowledge passed down from a samurai who fought and won 33 duels in Japan.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials say they will begin issuing new driver's licenses this month that are designed to comply with a federal travel law. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says in a statement that it will begin rolling out the licenses in Franklin County on June 28 as ...
What: Ancient Tables & Drawings - Riechers Collection and VariousWhere: Ader, Room 9 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: June 24, 2:30 PMPublic Viewing: June 20, 11h to 21h, June 21, 11h to 18h, June 22, 11h to 18h, June 24, 11h to 12hTop Lots at the Sale:— “Nature morte de quetsches (Still life of quetsches)” — Louyse Moillon (1610-1696); Oak panel, parquet flooring, signed lower right: “Louyse Moillon.” Old restorations, uprisings, and small lacks. Without frame. Measurement: 31.5x48.5cm. Featured in lot 9. Estimate: 224,400 USD - 336,500 USD— “Academie d’homme debout, la main droite sur la hanche (Academy of man standing, the right hand on the hip)” — Pierre-Paul Prud’hon (1758-1823). Black stone blurs and heightened with white chalk on blue paper. Measurement: 60.5x43cm at sight. Featured in lot 2. Estimate: 134,500 USD - 168,300 USD— “Plat d’artichauts, coupe de framboises, timbale de mures et coupe de cerises (Artichoke dish, raspberry cut, blackberries cup and cherry cut)” — Osias Beert Le Vieux and his workshop (1580-1624). Oak panel, two boards, reinforced. On the reverse of the panel, on a label: G..Constance. In a carved and gilded wooden frame, French work of Louis XIV period. Measurement: 53.4x84.4cm. Featured in lot 12. Estimate: 89,700 USD - 134,500 USD— “Panier de cerises et branche d’abricots sur un entablement (Basket of cherries and branch of apricots on an entablature)” — Francois Garnier (1600-1658). Oak panel, two boards, no parquet. Small old restorations. Measurement: 36x47cm. Featured in lot 10. Estimate: 89,700 USD - 112,200 USD— “Corbeille de raisins et d’abricots, branche de groseilles sur un entablement (Basket of grapes and apricots, branch of currants on a entablature)” — Isaak Soreau (1604-1644). Copper, on the reverse of the copper, a label: Kunsthandel P. de Boer / Heerengracht 512 Amsterdam / J. Soreau / A basquet with fruit / on a table / copper 28 1/2 35 1/2cm. Very small gaps. Measurement: 27.6x34cm. Featured in lot 11. Estimate: 89,700 USD - 112,200 USD— “Coupe de peches sur un entablement (Peach cut on an entablature)” — Lombarde school of the 17th-century. Walnut panel, a board, not parqueted. On the reverse of the panel, an old label remains. Measurement: 22x34.7cm. Featured in lot 14. Estimate: 89,700 USD - 112,200 USD— “Peches et raisins sur un entablement (Peaches and grapes on an entablature)” — Lombarde school of the 17th-century. Walnut panel, parquet floor. Measurement: 25.5x39.5cm. Featured in lot 15. Estimate: 67,300 USD - 89,700 USD— “Nature morte a la volaille lardee, saliere, miche de pain et verre de vin (Still life with filleted poultry, salt shaker, loaf of bread, and a glass of wine)” — Sebastien Stoskopff (1597-1657); Canvas, on the reverse of the frame. Measurement: 52.5x63cm. Featured in lot 16. Estimate: 44,900 USD - 67,300 USDFor details, visit: https://www.ader-paris.frClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Exquisite JewelryWhere: Dorotheum, 17 Dorotheergasse, 1010, ViennaWhen: June 21, 2:00 PMPublic Viewing: 06.06.2019 - 19.06.2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “Diamond color stone brooch” totaling approx. 15.50 ct - Gold white gold 750, two brilliant cut diamonds total weight ca. 1,30 ct, brilliants total weight ca. 8,30 ct, baguette, carre, and fancy cut diamonds total weight ca. 2,20 ct, rubies and sapphires total weight ca. about 3.70 ct, 41.9 g. Featured in lot 301-436122 / 0003. Starting Price: EUR 12,000 (14,000 USD)— “Brilliant necklace” totaling approx. 10.60 ct - White gold 750, length approx. 41 cm, satchel, safety closure, 25.1 g. Featured in lot 145-046498 / 0009. Starting Price: EUR 10,000 (11,000 USD)— “Old-cut diamond brooch” totaling approx. 5.50 ct - White gold 585, octagonal diamonds total approx. 0.10 ct, emeralds, 9.5 g, emeralds partly with surface characteristics. Featured in lot 145-046237 / 0010. Starting Price: EUR 8,000 (9,100 USD)— “Diamond ring” total approx. 4.50 ct - White gold 750, old cut brilliant approx. 2.50 ct, smaller brilliants and diamonds in marquise cut together approx. 2 ct, 6.1 g, RW 51, rondelet partly slightly worn out. Featured in lot 145-046265 / 0002. Starting Price: EUR 6,000 (6,800 USD)— “Brilliant emerald bracelet” - Gold-white gold 750, brilliants total weight ca. 0,30 ct, cabochon cut emeralds, length ca. 19 cm, 128,2 g, emeralds partly cracked, surface characteristics. Featured in lot 145-046650 / 0005. Starting Price: EUR 5,500 (6,200 USD)— “Old-cut brilliant necklace” totaling approx. 1.80 ct - White gold 585, an old-cut brilliant approx. 1.15 ct, an old-cut brilliant-cut diamond approx. 0.65 ct, length approx. 41 cm, 9.7 g. Featured in lot 145-046750 / 0002. Starting Price: EUR 5,000 (5,700 USD)— “Brilliant ear pendants” totaling approx. 7.00 ct - Gold 585, each a treated turquoise, 20.3 g, 1 Etui. Featured in lot 301-434766 / 0003. Starting Price: EUR 5,000 (5,700 USD)— “Brilliant emerald ring” - White gold 750, brilliants total weight approx. 1.70 ct, emerald drop-cut approx. 2.60 ct, 10.5 g, surface characteristics. Featured in lot 145-046666 / 0002. Starting Price: EUR 4,500 (5,100 USD)— “Brilliant bracelet” totaling approx. 7.50 ct - White gold 585, length approx. 17.5 cm Satchel, safety closure, 11.6 g. Featured in lot 145-046930 / 0004. Starting Price: EUR 4,500 (5,100 USD)— “Brilliant emerald bracelet” - Gold 750, brilliants totaling approx. 1.50 ct, emeralds totaling approx. 2 ct, socket clasp, safety clasp, length approx. 19.5 cm, 86.7 g. Featured in lot 145-046809 / 0034. Starting Price: EUR 4,000 (4,500 USD)For details, visit: https://www.dorotheum.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Important Jewelry & WatchesWhere: Drouot Estimations, Room 3 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot, 75009, ParisWhen: June 21, 2:00 PMPublic Viewing: June 20, 11h to 21h, June 21, 11h to 12hTop Lots at the Sale:— “Rolex” — ‘Oyster perpetual date.’ Sea-dweller Submariner 2000. ref 1665. Men’s steel wristwatch, black dial with luminescent indexes, date display by window at 3 o’clock, graduated enamelled rotating bezel. Automatic movement. Steel bracelet, slightly relaxed oyster links with adjustable steel folding clasp, signed. Around 1976. Diameter: 39.5 mm. - Wrist circumference: 18.5 cm. Featured in lot 29. Estimate: 28,000 USD - 33,700 USD— “Solitaire ring” in white gold (750) and platinum (850) adorned with a semi-cut diamond set claw. Main diamond weight: 3.05 carats. J VS1. Gross weight: 4.1 g. - Finger size: 51. It is accompanied by an LFG certificate of 15/01/2019. Featured in lot 76.bis. Estimate: 21,300 USD - 22,500 USD— “Solitaire ring” in platinum (850) adorned with a semi-cut diamond in set claw. Approximate weight of the diamond: 4.80 carats. Gross weight: 4.8 g. - Finger size: 51. Featured in lot 48. Estimate: 9,000 USD - 13,500 USD— “Solitaire ring” in platinum (850) adorned with a brilliant cut diamond set claw. Approximate weight of the diamond: 2.95 carats. Gross weight: 4.6 g. - Finger size: 54. Featured in lot 59. Estimate: 9,000 USD - 11,200 USD— “Solitaire ring” in white gold (750) and platinum (850) adorned with a brilliant cut diamond set claw. Approximate weight of the diamond: 2 carats. Gross weight: 3.9 g. - Ring size: 52. Featured in lot 133. Estimate: 7.850 USD - 11,200 USD— “White gold solitaire ring” (750) adorned with a brilliant cut diamond in claw setting, with two baguette-cut diamonds. Approximate weight of the diamond: 2.95 carats. Gross weight: 4 g. - Finger size: 51. Egrisures. Featured in lot 68. Estimate: 6,700 USD - 9,000 USD— “Toi et Moi ring” in yellow gold (750) centered with two old cut diamonds in an entourage skirted with diamonds and emeralds calibrated in set claw. Approximate weight of the two main diamonds: 1.90 and 2 carats. Opening ring with ratchet clasp. Gross weight: 12.8 g. - Finger: 54. Accidents emeralds, smudges, missing an emerald. Featured in lot 69. Estimate: 6,700 USD - 9,000 USD— “Pair of earrings” in yellow gold (750) volute form entirely paved with brilliant cut diamonds in grain set, arranged in step - Van Cleef & Arpels. Signed and numbered M36028. Total gross weight: 12.9 g. - High. : 2.5 cm. System for pierced ears. With box and box of the house. Featured in lot 94.bis. Estimate: 6,700 USD - 9,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.drouot-estimations.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the salehttps://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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