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Sony Decides to Play Nice with Other Consoles by Allowing Cross-Platform Play with Fortnite

Today, Sony announced a cross-platform beta for PS4. This will allow PS4 users to play Fortnite with players on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This announcement is somewhat shocking considering how Sony seemed […] The post Sony Decides to Play Nice with

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Open thread for night owls: Saudi Arabia turns to trolls to spread 'their own version of reality'

The New York Times reports on the Saudi Arabia's efforts to control online dissent using what is fast becoming one of the most reliable tools of autocracies worldwide: A government-run army of social media trolls. Saudi operatives have mobilized to harass cr
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Open thread for night owls: Saudi Arabia turns to trolls to spread 'their own version of reality'

The New York Times reports on the Saudi Arabia's efforts to control online dissent using what is fast becoming one of the most reliable tools of autocracies worldwide: A government-run army of social media trolls. Saudi operatives have mobilized to harass critics on Twitter, a wildly popular platform for news in the kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings began in 2010. Saud al-Qahtani, a top adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed who was fired on Saturday in the fallout from Mr. Khashoggi’s killing, was the strategist behind the operation, according to United States and Saudi officials, as well as activist organizations. Many Saudis had hoped that Twitter would democratize discourse by giving everyday citizens a voice, but Saudi Arabia has instead become an illustration of how authoritarian governments can manipulate social media to silence or drown out critical voices while spreading their own version of reality. [...] One arm of the crackdown on dissidents originates from offices and homes in and around Riyadh, where hundreds of young men hunt on Twitter for voices and conversations to silence. This is the troll farm, described by three people briefed on the project and the messages among group members. Its directors routinely discuss ways to combat dissent, settling on sensitive themes like the war in Yemen or women’s rights. They then turn to their well-organized army of “social media specialists” via group chats in apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, sending them lists of people to threaten, insult and intimidate; daily tweet quotas to fill; and pro-government messages to augment. TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES • THE WEEK’S HIGH IMPACT STORIES TWEET OF THE DAY xMiami Herald Editorial Board recommends Andrew Gillum for FL governor | Miami HeraldThe Miami Herald endorses Andrew Gillum (& Bill Nelson) https://t.co/UeBSVjrk85— Steven Hanvey (@RantsFromStevo) October 21, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2013—Bush not Cheney's puppet, Peter Baker's new book says. Iraq invasion done to kick 'somebody's ass': For more than a decade, ever since Dick Cheney used his assignment to select a vice presidential candidate for George W. Bush to pick himself, the conventional wisdom has been that the former secretary of defense and former CEO of Halliburton pulled Bush's strings. In 2008, for example, Barton Gellman and Jo Becker of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer prize for their four-part 2007 series—Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency that reinforced the view of Bush as willing and weak-willed marionette. Peter Baker's 650-page new book—Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House—presents a different view of the relationship between Bush and Cheney. Baker, who covered the Bush administration first for the Washington Post and subsequently The New York Times (where he is now chief White House correspondent), agrees that Cheney was the «most powerful vice president» of modern times. But he does not present George Bush as second-in-command to the imperious Cheney […] As one senior official who came to rue his involvement in Iraq put it, “The only reason we went into Iraq, I tell people now, is we were looking for somebody’s ass to kick. Afghanistan was too easy.” That may well be the unnamed senior adviser's perspective, but this we-did-Iraq-to-prove-our-manhood assertion doesn't mesh well with the reality of the Iraq invasion that other Bush White House insiders—such as former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill—have confirmed was on the agenda in January 2001. The September 11 assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were a convenient excuse for pinning something on Saddam Hussein, even though he had nothing to do it. It wasn't just «somebody's ass.» Hussein's Iraq was a specific target of the neo-conservative Project for a New American Century long before Cheney, one of its charter members, even considered running for vice president. While Cheney and Bush may well have been at odds, that wasn't enough to stop slaughter in Iraq, torture everywhere and a legacy of tens of thousands of brain-damaged American veterans plus a $3 trillion-plus hole in the Treasury.   Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.” LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE

Republicans are coming for your Medicare in 2019

Eight years ago, Republicans steamrolled their way to an overwhelming victory in the 2010 midterms. Powered by demonstrable falsehoods about a “government takeover of health care,” Obamacare “death panels,” and Americans being “taxed enough already
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Republicans are coming for your Medicare in 2019

Eight years ago, Republicans steamrolled their way to an overwhelming victory in the 2010 midterms. Powered by demonstrable falsehoods about a “government takeover of health care,” Obamacare “death panels,” and Americans being “taxed enough already,” the GOP gained 63 seats and a huge new majority in the House of Representatives. Perhaps the biggest factor in the Republican tidal wave was a monstrous lie about a mythical Democratic threat to Medicare, the health care program now serving almost 60 million Americans. Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell darkly warned, were planning to pay for Obamacare by “sticking it to seniors with cuts to Medicare.” Then as for years since, future House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned the elderly about President Obama’s supposed “$800 billion raid on Medicare.” Now, none of it was true. The Affordable Care Act realized hundreds of billions of dollars in savings from Medicare providers, not beneficiaries, savings every subsequent Republican budget (including those from President Trump and Speaker Ryan) have maintained. And even as voters headed to the polls in November 2010, Ryan and his House allies were pushing a voucher scheme to privatize and ration Medicare, the first of many such GOP plans the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warned would dramatically shift health care costs on to seniors themselves. Nevertheless, the Republican scam to scare seniors worked to perfection. On Election Day 2010, voters ages 55 to 64 and those 65 and over—the GOP’s two most reliable demographics—turned out in force while those under age 30 stayed home. Eight years later, however, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and their GOP allies are singing a different tune. Having created trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see, McConnell this week pledged to take an axe to the programs at the center of the social safety net, especially for older Americans. Ignoring the $1.9 trillion, 10-year price tag for the GOP’s tax cut windfall for the wealthy, the Senate Minority leader declared that Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid” funding constitutes “the real driver of the debt.” As Bloomberg News reported this week: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans control Congress and the White House. “It’s disappointing but it’s not a Republican problem,” McConnell said. And as Steve Benen detailed, Mitch McConnell has plenty of company among the GOP’s best and brightest:

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Vistara#39;s FY18 revenue jumps over 50%; loss narrows

The airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has narrowed its losses to Rs 431 crore in the 2018 FY, from Rs 518 crore a year earlier
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Vistara#39;s FY18 revenue jumps over 50%; loss narrows

The airline joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has narrowed its losses to Rs 431 crore in the 2018 FY, from Rs 518 crore a year earlier

India offloading US Treasuries to support national currency & buy gold

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is cutting down on its holding of US Treasuries, joining a number of countries which have been dumping US debt to bolster domestic economies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India offloading US Treasuries to support national currency & buy gold

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is cutting down on its holding of US Treasuries, joining a number of countries which have been dumping US debt to bolster domestic economies. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kansai Nerolac Paints falls 9% on weak Q2 results

The stock slipped 9% to Rs 378, also its 52-week low, after the company posted 15.6% YoY declined in net profit at Rs 1.22 billion in September quarter, due to higher operational costs.
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Kansai Nerolac Paints falls 9% on weak Q2 results

The stock slipped 9% to Rs 378, also its 52-week low, after the company posted 15.6% YoY declined in net profit at Rs 1.22 billion in September quarter, due to higher operational costs.

Large private banks set to gain big amid NBFC turmoil, rising rates: MS

The global financial services firm noted in its research report that the changing industry dynamics, viz higher rates and NBFC turmoil are set to improve large banks' positioning even more.
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Large private banks set to gain big amid NBFC turmoil, rising rates: MS

The global financial services firm noted in its research report that the changing industry dynamics, viz higher rates and NBFC turmoil are set to improve large banks' positioning even more.

Xiaomi#39;s smart lighting solutions arm Yeelight enters India market

The company has introduced four products including a smart lamp, a light strip and two smart bulbs, priced between Rs 2,000 to 10,000, the China-based company said in a statement.
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Xiaomi#39;s smart lighting solutions arm Yeelight enters India market

The company has introduced four products including a smart lamp, a light strip and two smart bulbs, priced between Rs 2,000 to 10,000, the China-based company said in a statement.

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Addison Lee and Oxbotica ink self-driving deal, will offer autonomous car services in London by 2021

After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s existing transport infrastructure, Addison Lee today is announcing the next step in its autonomou
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Addison Lee and Oxbotica ink self-driving deal, will offer autonomous car services in London by 2021

After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s existing transport infrastructure, Addison Lee today is announcing the next step in its autonomous strategy. The on-demand ride company — which competes with black cabs, Uber and other car services — announced a […]

Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

Ziad Reslan Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work Wael Abbas, a human rights activist focused on police bru
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Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

Ziad Reslan Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work Wael Abbas, a human rights activist focused on police brutality in Egypt has been under arrest since May on charges of spreading fake […]

Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

I can confidently say I could live without my Apple Watch. But I also can confidently say I wouldn’t want to. The fourth-generation Apple Watch is the best, most accessible Apple Watch to date.
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Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

I can confidently say I could live without my Apple Watch. But I also can confidently say I wouldn’t want to. The fourth-generation Apple Watch is the best, most accessible Apple Watch to date.

Super Mario Party is Nintendo Switch’s best game

When I bought the Nintendo Switch a few months ago, my friends told me to buy Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That’s precisely what I did, but none of those games were enough to get me hooked, which
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Super Mario Party is Nintendo Switch’s best game

When I bought the Nintendo Switch a few months ago, my friends told me to buy Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That’s precisely what I did, but none of those games were enough to get me hooked, which is probably for the best. But […]

Early-bird pricing to Disrupt Berlin 2018 flies away in four days

Die uhr tickt, menschen — the clock is ticking, people. Early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018 migrates to parts unknown in just four days. If you want to join us at the Arena Berlin on 29-30 November — and save up to €500 in the process
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Early-bird pricing to Disrupt Berlin 2018 flies away in four days

Die uhr tickt, menschen — the clock is ticking, people. Early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018 migrates to parts unknown in just four days. If you want to join us at the Arena Berlin on 29-30 November — and save up to €500 in the process — you need to buy your pass before the […]

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Auction Preview: Rare Watches at Christie’s, Geneva, Nov 12

What: Rare WatchesWhere: Christie’s, Place Geneva, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Quai des Bergues 33When: November 12; 10.30 AMTop lots of the sale:- Patek Philippe. An exceptional 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, Signe
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Auction Preview: Rare Watches at Christie’s, Geneva, Nov 12

What: Rare WatchesWhere: Christie’s, Place Geneva, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Quai des Bergues 33When: November 12; 10.30 AMTop lots of the sale:- Patek Philippe. An exceptional 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Serpico y Laino, Caracas, ref. 2499, first series, movement no. 868’341, case no. 687’757, manufactured in 1952, Movement: cal. 13’’’, 23 jewels, signed, Dial: signed by maker and retailer, Case: snap on back, 37.6 mm. diam., signed by maker, stamped S.&L. by retailer, With: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle. Estimate: CHF 1,500,000 - CHF 2,500,000 (USD 1,511,565 - USD 2,519,275)- Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and important, possibly unique 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and tachymeter scale; Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 2499/100J T, movement no. 869'419, case no. 2'779'168, manufactured in 1981; Movement: cal. 13''', manual, stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 23 jewels. Case: by Wenger, snap on back, 37.7 mm. diam., signed. With: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle. Estimate: CHF 550,000 - CHF 950,000 (USD 554,241 - USD 957,325).- Rolex. An extremely fine, rare, large and important 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and cloisonne enamel dial depicting Neptune, Signed Rolex, cloisonne Neptune model, ref. 8382, movement no. E 80568, circa 1953, Movement: cal. 82’425, manual, 18 jewels, timed in six positions. Case: snap on back, signed, 37 mm. diam. With: An 18K gold Rolex buckle. Estimate: CHF 350,000 - CHF 550,000 (USD 352,699 - USD 554,241).- Rolex. An extremely rare and early, previously unrecorded and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Paul Newman Mk 1 Panda dial and bracelet, Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, «Paul Newman» model, ref. 6263, case no. 2’200’279, circa 1969. Movement: cal. 727, manual, 17 jewels, signed. Estimate: CHF 300,000 - CHF 500,000 (USD 302,313 - USD 503,855)- Patek Philippe. A very fine and extremely rare 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases and screw back, Certificate of Origin and envelope, Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 2438/1, movement no. 888’160, case no. 2’619’199, manufactured in 1959, Movement: cal. 27 SC Q, manual, stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, signed. Estimate: CHF 280,000 - CHF 450,000 (USD 282,159 - USD 453,470)- Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and very rare platinum automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet, original certificate and box, Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 5711/1P-010, movement no. 5’831’846, case no. 4’690’988, circa 2015, Movement: cal. 324 SC stamped with the PP seal, automatic, 29 jewels, signed. Dial: signed, Case: glazed display back, 40 mm. diam., signed. With: platinum Nautilus bracelet and double deployant clasp, overall length of approx. 200 mm. Estimate: CHF 200,000 - CHF 400,000 (USD 201,542 - USD 403,084)- Thomas Prescher. An extremely fine and rare platinum triple axis flying tourbillon wristwatch with special order onyx dial, warranty, second special order silvered guilloche dial and box, Signed Thomas Prescher, Triple Axis Tourbillon model, Trilogy No. 5, circa 2007. Movement: cal. TP 3W6A.3, manual, hand-engraved, two barrels, visible triple axis flying tourbillon with constant force mechanism, 47 jewels. Dial: black onyx and brushed silvered, signed. Case: glazed display back with six screws, signed, 43 mm. diam. Estimate: CHF 150,000 - CHF 250,000 (USD 151,157 - USD 251,928)For details, visit: https://www.christies.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: The Geneva Watch Auction: Eight at Phillips, Geneva, Nov 10

What: The Geneva Watch Auction: EightWhere: Phillips, Hotel La Reserve, 301 Route de Lausanne, GenevaWhen: November 10; 05.00 pm CETPublic Viewing: 8-11 November; Thursday 10am-7pm CET; Friday 10am-7:30pm CET; Saturday 10am-4pm CET; Sunday 10am-4pm CETTop lot
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Auction Preview: The Geneva Watch Auction: Eight at Phillips, Geneva, Nov 10

What: The Geneva Watch Auction: EightWhere: Phillips, Hotel La Reserve, 301 Route de Lausanne, GenevaWhen: November 10; 05.00 pm CETPublic Viewing: 8-11 November; Thursday 10am-7pm CET; Friday 10am-7:30pm CET; Saturday 10am-4pm CET; Sunday 10am-4pm CETTop lots of the sale:- An incredibly rare and attractive platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon. Manufacturer: Patek Philippe. Year: 1994. Reference No: 3974. Movement No: 1'906'094. Case No: 2'946'953. Material: Platinum. Calibre: Automatic, cal. R27Q, 39 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Leather. Clasp/Buckle: Platinum pin buckle. Dimensions: 36mm Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed. Estimate: CHF 650,000 - 950,000 ($717,000-1,020,000)- An extremely rare and historically important stainless steel prototype wristwatch with “Single Red” dial, no helium valve case, formerly property of Robert Palmer Bradley. Manufacturer: Rolex. Year: 1967. Reference No: 1665. Movement No: D73'158. Case No: 1'602'913 inside caseback stamped II.67 .Model Name: Sea-Dweller «Single Red». Material: Stainless steel. Calibre: Automatic, Cal. 1570, 26 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Oyster Rolex bracelet reference 9315, endlinks stamped 380 measuring 220mm max. Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex flip lock with extendable deployant clasp, stamped 9315. Dimensions: 40mm Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Estimate: CHF 500,000 - 1,000,000  ($512,000 - 1,020,000)- An extremely rare, well preserved and historically important yellow gold single pusher chronograph wristwatch with vertical registers and officer case. Manufacturer: Patek Philippe. Year: 1924. Movement No: 197'900. Case No: 289'859. Model Name: «Officier». Material: 18K yellow gold. Calibre: Manual, cal. 13«', 27 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Leather. Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold PPCo pin buckle. Dimensions: 34mm Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed. Estimate: CHF 400,000 - 800,000 ($ 410,000-819,000)- An extremely rare, large and very attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with off-white dial retailed by Astrua Torino. Manufacturer: Patek Philippe. Year: 1940. Reference No: 530. Movement No: 862'524. Case No: 507'136. Material: 18K pink gold. Calibre: Manual, cal. 13»', 23 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Alligator. Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold PPCo pin buckle. Dimensions: 36.5mm. Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed. Estimate: CHF 400,000 - 800,000 ($ 410,000 - 819,000)- A very well-preserved and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Mark 2 «Paul Newman» dial and bracelet with original guarantee and box. Manufacturer: Rolex. Year: 1972. Reference No: 6263 inside caseback stamped 6240. Case No: 3'048'324. Model Name: Oyster Cosmograph «Paul Newman Panda». Material: Stainless steel. Calibre: Manual, cal. 727, 17 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm. Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel folding clasp. Dimensions: 37mm Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Estimate: CHF 350,000 - 550,000 ($ 359,000 - 563,000)- A very fine, rare and incredibly well-preserved stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with bracelet. Manufacturer: Rolex. Year: Circa 1960. Reference No: 6236. Case No: 576'392. Model Name: Oyster Chronograph Antimagnetic, «Jean-Claude Killy». Material: Stainless steel. Calibre: Manual, cal. 72C, 17 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel riveted expandable Rolex Oyster bracelet, endlinks stamped 71, max length 205mm. Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp. Dimensions: 36mm Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Estimate: CHF 300,000 - 600,000 ($ 307,000 - 615,000)- An extremely rare and incredibly well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals. Manufacturer: Patek Philipp. Year: 1950. Reference No: 1463. Movement No: 867'889. Case No: 660'161. Model Name: «Tasti Tondi». Material: Stainless steel. Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''' 23 jewels. Bracelet/Strap: Leather. Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel. Patek Philippe pin buckle stamped PPCo. Dimensions: 35mm Diameter. Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed. Estimate: CHF 300,000 - 500,000 ($ 307,000 - 512,000)For details, visit: https://www.phillips.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Ulysse Nardin Showcases Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy Timepiece at Annapolis

Ulysse Nardin recently brought its limited-edition timepiece the Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy that features a Caliber UN-118 movement to Annapolis.At the launch of the Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy timepiece, Ulysse Nardin took the opportunity to s
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Ulysse Nardin Showcases Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy Timepiece at Annapolis

Ulysse Nardin recently brought its limited-edition timepiece the Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy that features a Caliber UN-118 movement to Annapolis.At the launch of the Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy timepiece, Ulysse Nardin took the opportunity to showcase its rich maritime history with the United States Naval Academy. The partnership with the academy located in Annapolis was kicked off in 1905 when Ulysse Nardin won a competition, and as a result became of supplier of on-board chronometers for the boats of the US Navy.Based on the initial success of the chronometers onboard torpedo boats, Ulysse Nardin has built a long-standing partnership with the United States Navy. The Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy is the latest offering from the company and is designed specifically for use on Torpedo Boats. The watch is also a superb example of the expertise of the company which was founded in 1846 and is currently among the leading luxury watch manufacturers in Switzerland.The Marine Torpilleur Military US Navy timepiece is a highly accurate chronometer designed for the wrist and its case has a diameter of 44mm. Sturdy stainless steel is employed in the case and the bezel which has a fluted finish and sapphire crystal is present over the case back. The self-winding model houses a Caliber UN-118 movement which is designed by the company and it provides a power reserve of up to 60 hours. The watch will be released in a limited-edition run comprising of 173 pieces and has the US Navy motto “Semper Fortis” engraved on its case back.Click on the slideshow to check the timepiece.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin 

Patek Philippe’s Twenty-4 Automatic Arrives with Elegant Round Case

Patek Philippe has provided an elegant spin to the manchette styled Twenty-4 and refreshed the watch with a self-winding version with a round case.The arrival of the original Twenty-4 nearly 20 years ago made a big impression on women and quickly became a ho
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Patek Philippe’s Twenty-4 Automatic Arrives with Elegant Round Case

Patek Philippe has provided an elegant spin to the manchette styled Twenty-4 and refreshed the watch with a self-winding version with a round case.The arrival of the original Twenty-4 nearly 20 years ago made a big impression on women and quickly became a hot favorite. With the recently announced versions of the Twenty-4 Automatic, Patek Philippe the luxury watchmaker based in Geneva is staking a claim in the contemporary and sporty segment of the market. In addition, the company is hoping that the Twenty-4 automatic will impress ladies who have an eye on mechanical watches.The company already has several offerings in the mechanical watch space including the Ladies First Chronograph, which was released in 2009. With the Twenty-4 automatic being offered in five versions Patek Philippe is ensuring that jet setting women who are always on the move have a watch they can wear during the night or day. Two of the five versions are created from steel, while two are made from rose gold and have an elegant double row of diamonds in a “lace setting” along the bezel. The final version in rose gold has diamonds set along the bezel and they flow onto the crown and also the bracelet.The Twenty-4 automatic can be paired easily with a variety of outfits, like for instance, a lace embellished dress in a wedding or at the office. Each piece in the collection comes with a case back that is encased in sapphire crystal, which showcases the expertise employed in its creation.Click on the slideshow to check the timepiece.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin 

“Dilili in Paris” Film Gets a Belle Époque Touch from Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels collaborated in the making of the “Dilili in Paris” animated film which features two heritage pieces of jewelry representing the Belle Epoque.Adding to the glitz and glamour of the characters in the animated film “Dilili in Paris
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“Dilili in Paris” Film Gets a Belle Époque Touch from Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels collaborated in the making of the “Dilili in Paris” animated film which features two heritage pieces of jewelry representing the Belle Epoque.Adding to the glitz and glamour of the characters in the animated film “Dilili in Paris” are jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels. The film is the latest offering from director Michel Ocelot who has a string of animated films to his name including the “The Legend of the Poor Hunchback.” In the film “Dilili,” a young girl of Kanak lineage takes up the job of investigator when a spate of kidnappings hit the La Belle Epoque period. On her journey as an amateur private detective Dilili comes across a number of interesting characters, including Emma Calve, the French soprano who was a dominant figure of the age and particularly opera.The voice for Calve was provided by Natalie Dessay the opera singer and the character in the animated film plays the role of a “fairy godmother” to   Dilili. Calve during the film wears an animated image of the Van Cleef & Arpels “Collaret” which is created from platinum and studded with diamonds. Along the periphery, the piece features pendants created with 10 emeralds.The other piece of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is the “Flots de Rubans” brooch. The brooch is modeled on interlaced ribbons and created from platinum and diamonds with various cuts. The jewelry helps convey the elegant and intricate style of the era. The frontage of the boutique of Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris also makes an appearance in the film.Click on the slideshow to check the jewelry and scenes from the film.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin  

‘Doctor Who’ Episode 3: Team TARDIS Tackle Greatest Villain of All: Racism

This article contains spoilers for “Rosa,” episode three of Doctor Who season 11. As a friend so eloquently put it on Facebook Sunday night: “Doctor Who this season is NAILING IT.” I’ve been […] The post ‘Doctor Who&#
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‘Doctor Who’ Episode 3: Team TARDIS Tackle Greatest Villain of All: Racism

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Slumping Newcastle posing 1 of Benitez's greatest challenges

Keeping Newcastle in the Premier League for another year might be one of the greatest achievements in Rafa Benitez's managerial career
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Slumping Newcastle posing 1 of Benitez's greatest challenges

Keeping Newcastle in the Premier League for another year might be one of the greatest achievements in Rafa Benitez's managerial career

Stroll set for Force India debut in Abu Dhabi test

The Canadian's 2019 move from Williams to Force India is yet to be officially confirmed, but his father's takeover of the Silverstone-based outfit has helped seal his switch. While Force India is in no rush to make a formal announcement about Stroll's move un
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Stroll set for Force India debut in Abu Dhabi test

The Canadian's 2019 move from Williams to Force India is yet to be officially confirmed, but his father's takeover of the Silverstone-based outfit has helped seal his switch. While Force India is in no rush to make a formal announcement about Stroll's move until current driver Esteban Ocon's future has been resolved, the team says it is eager to get him in the car for the Yas Marina test that ... Keep reading

Rossi: Suzuki is stronger than Yamaha now

Rossi repeated his Thailand result and finished fourth at Motegi on Sunday, but was gifted two positions by crashes for both Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The 39-year-old ended up six seconds adrift of newly-crowned champion Marc Marquez at the finish
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Rossi: Suzuki is stronger than Yamaha now

Rossi repeated his Thailand result and finished fourth at Motegi on Sunday, but was gifted two positions by crashes for both Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The 39-year-old ended up six seconds adrift of newly-crowned champion Marc Marquez at the finish, and nearly five behind third-placed Rins. After Yamaha enjoyed its best weekend in months in Thailand, with Maverick Vinales and Rossi ... Keep reading

Hamilton gave Verstappen «way too much space»

Hamilton's two-stop strategy meant he was forced to catch back up to Verstappen and Ferrari's eventual race winner Kimi Raikkonen and mount a late attack. Verstappen ran wide exiting the hairpin with just over two laps to go, which allowed Hamilton alongside
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Hamilton gave Verstappen «way too much space»

Hamilton's two-stop strategy meant he was forced to catch back up to Verstappen and Ferrari's eventual race winner Kimi Raikkonen and mount a late attack. Verstappen ran wide exiting the hairpin with just over two laps to go, which allowed Hamilton alongside and led to the two drivers battling wheel-to-wheel before Hamilton eventually ran wide off-track the fast double-right trying to overtake ... Keep reading

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