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Open thread for night owls: Young climate activists going after McConnell on 'shameless' GND vote

Jake Johnson at Common Dreams writes—Youth Climate Leaders Launch Campaign to Make McConnell Regret 'Shameless' Green New Deal Ploy: As new polling found that over 80 percent of the American public supports the key pillars of the Green New Deal resoluti
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Open thread for night owls: Young climate activists going after McConnell on 'shameless' GND vote

Jake Johnson at Common Dreams writes—Youth Climate Leaders Launch Campaign to Make McConnell Regret 'Shameless' Green New Deal Ploy: As new polling found that over 80 percent of the American public supports the key pillars of the Green New Deal resolution, the youth-led Sunrise Movement on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at making Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) regret his «shameless» plan to rush a floor vote on the bold climate plan. [...] «This is a shameless political ploy by Mitch McConnell to try to slow our momentum. He and his fossil fuel billionaire donors have no plan to stop climate change. They are calling this vote because they know this resolution is a powerful organizing tool, and they want to take it away,» Sunrise co-founder Varshini Prakash wrote in an email to supporters. «For the past two days, our organizing team has been charting out an ambitious plan to use this vote to put the Green New Deal in the national spotlight, and pressure all senators to back the resolution.» Here is Sunrise's plan to pressure senators to back the Green New Deal, which will culminate in a nationwide day of action on Feb. 26: Kick off the #SenateSprint this week and next. We'll write Letters to the Editor and show up at Senate offices to urge them to co-sponsor the resolution. Mass action in D.C. on Feb 25th. Young people from Kentucky, McConnell's home state, are planning to confront Mitch McConnell in D.C.—we need to be there to back them. As we're flooding the Senate, we're asking hubs and allies to flood Senate offices with thousands of calls. Turn up the heat on Feb 26th. All across the country, we'll be storming into offices, singing, dropping banners, rallying outside, and making it clear that young people are ready to hold our politicians' feet to the fire if they don't co-sponsor the Green New Deal. «The fact that McConnell is trying to stop our organizing is a sign that he's scared,» Prakash concluded. «It is a testament to the power of our organizing. We can't back down now. In fact, it's time to ramp up. We are going to take this challenge from Mitch McConnell and use it as an opportunity to build even more support for the Green New Deal. We're not going to let him win.» Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES • THE WEEK’S HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “The character of every act depends on the circumstances in which it is done … The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fires in a theatre and causing a panic.” ~~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Schenck v. U.S. (March 3, 1919) TWEET OF THE DAY xThe year Al Gore won the popular vote by half a million votes. https://t.co/Wq1wdrzfO0— David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) February 17, 2019 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2005—“Controversial« Negroponte Nominated to Be First Director of National Intelligence: The current U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, has been nominated to become the first Director of National Intelligence […] Negroponte began his diplomatic career in 1960 and served in South Vietnam before becoming an aide to Henry Kissinger during negotiations in Paris with North Vietnam. From 1981 to 1985, he was U.S. ambassador to Honduras, where he helped carry out the Reagan administration's efforts, using the Contra rebels, to oust the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. He also served as ambassador to Mexico and the Philippines. After leaving the diplomatic service in 1997, Negroponte worked as a senior executive with the McGraw-Hill publishing company. In 2001, Bush appointed him as ambassador to the United Nations, a post he held until he was named ambassador to Iraq last year. A 1960 graduate of Yale University, the London-born son of a Greek shipping magnate speaks five languages. Billmon provides »context«: »The DNI [National Directorate of Investigation] maintained a secret unit - the Honduran Anti-Communist Liberation Army (ELACH), a rightist paramilitary organization which conducted operations against Honduran leftists. According to DELETED, during the period ELACH operated (1980-1984), ELACH's operations included surveillance, kidnappings, interrogation under duress, and execution of prisoners who were Honduran revolutionaries.« 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

We must methodically take our wealth back from the super-rich—before it's too late

Many think that when anyone criticizes the super rich—specifically the multimillionaires and the billionaires—that it stems from nothing more than wealth envy. While that may be true for a few who themselves were unable to attain that feat, for most it
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We must methodically take our wealth back from the super-rich—before it's too late

Many think that when anyone criticizes the super rich—specifically the multimillionaires and the billionaires—that it stems from nothing more than wealth envy. While that may be true for a few who themselves were unable to attain that feat, for most it is about equity and fairness.  Most remember the speech about greed given by Michael Douglas’ character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie Wall Street. It was short, but it was a confirming catalyst that allowed me to see the fraud that is our current economic system. Teldar Paper, Mr. Cromwell, Teldar Paper has 33 different vice presidents each earning over 200 thousand dollars a year. Now, I have spent the last two months analyzing what all these guys do, and I still can’t figure it out. One thing I do know is that our paper company lost 110 million dollars last year, and I’ll bet that half of that was spent in all the paperwork going back and forth between all these vice presidents. The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I’ve been involved with, there were 2.5 million stockholders who have made a pretax profit of 12 billion dollars. Thank you. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much. The essence of that speech was that of a master, a puppeteer, controlling companies and thus the lives of millions via financial transactions that built or created nothing of value. They made money by seeing the economic pieces solely as pawns to play with in a game of wealth extraction. Plutocrats and capitalist apologists can attempt to frame it in a more palatable form, but they cannot remove the stench for those not wearing gas masks. It is clear, however, that Americans are not greedy to the extent that plutocrats are, and plutocrats prey on that reality in order to gorge themselves. If greed was good and we all suffered from the excesses of it, the ones who would succeed would be the ones capable of making something of value to society, not those who depend on the manipulation of numbers.

Are we a democracy or are we a monarchy?

So now we’ve got our national emergency. It’s absolute bullshit. Everyone—including The Man Who Lost The Popular Vote himself—is under no illusions about this. It is two things: ego and politics. It’s about ego because Trump is pissed that he’s no
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Are we a democracy or are we a monarchy?

So now we’ve got our national emergency. It’s absolute bullshit. Everyone—including The Man Who Lost The Popular Vote himself—is under no illusions about this. It is two things: ego and politics. It’s about ego because Trump is pissed that he’s not getting what he wanted from Congress on the wall. And it’s about politics because he needs to mollify his base: the followers of Rush Limbaugh (who continued to maintain, just this week, that “Building the wall is fundamental.”), Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham, people who are really going to be pissed off that he couldn’t get what he wanted from Congress on the wall. Trump wants to get that wall. Trump needs to get that wall. And he’s willing to destroy our democracy in order to do it. xThis bill must NOT be signed by @realDonaldTrump.— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 14, 2019 During the shutdown Trump floated the idea of declaring a national emergency, and in a post about a month ago I laid out the reasons why doing so were fraudulent in terms of the facts. I concluded that: We have three branches of government because our founders believed that investing too much power in any one branch could, and likely would, lead to tyranny. If Trump does as he has threatened and manages to get away with it, he will not have ended a crisis, he will instead have plunged us into one as dangerous as any which our democracy has faced. Additionally, Mark Sumner has revisited these issues in a terrific analysis—which includes a brilliant takedown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s role as an enabler in this disgrace—as have others, so I'm not going to do another overview of why this declaration of a national emergency is so dangerous to our constitutional democracy. In this post, I’d like to discuss some important historical examples of the executive branch, here and abroad, exercising authority to spend the people’s money, in the hope that doing so will bring some clarity to what Individual 1 is plotting here.

Trump's team asked Japanese Prime Minister Abe to nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Please stop, news cycle. Please just stop. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. Th
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Trump's team asked Japanese Prime Minister Abe to nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Please stop, news cycle. Please just stop. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. There. Now that's in your head and you'll never be able to get it out: Team Trump made a quiet request to the Japanese Prime Minister to nominate Donald for the Actual Genuine Nobel Peace Prize, Non-Chocolate Edition after Trump (1) threatened war with North Korea, (2) called the North Korean dictator rude names on Twitter, only to (3) cap it off with a face-to-face meeting that North Korea has been itching for for decades as confirmation of their «world power» status but which has, to date, produced little in the way of measurable progress. Peace!

I used to be a 'centrist' Democrat

There was a point in time when I believed I was what might be called a “centrist” Democrat. I was just getting interested in political concerns following the first two years of the Bill Clinton administration. He and the Democratic-controlled Congress h
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I used to be a 'centrist' Democrat

There was a point in time when I believed I was what might be called a “centrist” Democrat. I was just getting interested in political concerns following the first two years of the Bill Clinton administration. He and the Democratic-controlled Congress had managed to pass their first budget which, like George H. W. Bush before him, had been an attempt to try to correct the growing federal deficit by increasing the top marginal rate to 39 percent after it had been previously slashed under Reagan from 70 percent, to 50 percent, and then down to28 percent. It was a time when Democrats had implemented the first-ever assault weapons ban and the headlines were dominated by the deadly tragedies of the Waco Siege, the first World Trade Center attack, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. I believed that every idea had its own inherent merit and it should matter what the roots of the idea were, or which person or party had conceived it. What should matter was whether it was a good idea that was more likely to accomplish its goal with a minimum of negative side effects or collateral damage. I essentially agreed with Bill Clinton’s idea of centrism, or “third way” politics, where the ideas of both the left and the right were considered and where they could be implemented without regard to ideological purity or party perfection. Then came the Gingrich revolution, and he and the GOP swept into the House along with his “Contract with America.” I didn’t understand who these people were. I didn’t know why they were so massively angry, or why they seemed to be so mean, following Gingrich’s own philosophy of “going negative” and using certain words to paint the opposition as being “bizarre,  cheats, corrupt, destructive, a disgrace, incompetent, insensitive, radical, selfish, shallow, sick, traitors.”  It was clear that this new crop of Republicans wasn’t concerned with whether any particular idea was actually “good.” They were absolute ideological purists, crusaders, and warriors against the dangerous anti-gun, pro-tax liberal hordes. It was probably the last time that our government was even partially functional.

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SIPs plummet after SC, UIDAI disallows Aadhaar authentication for MF investments

Most fund managers agree that the mutual fund industry has witnessed drop both in terms of new SIP registrations as well as in the number of discontinuations
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SIPs plummet after SC, UIDAI disallows Aadhaar authentication for MF investments

Most fund managers agree that the mutual fund industry has witnessed drop both in terms of new SIP registrations as well as in the number of discontinuations

Reporter#39;s Take | How are food aggregators like Swiggy using cloud kitchen technology?

While Swiggy launched Access a year ago and Zomato recently invested in a cloud kitchen company.
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Reporter#39;s Take | How are food aggregators like Swiggy using cloud kitchen technology?

While Swiggy launched Access a year ago and Zomato recently invested in a cloud kitchen company.

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Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament
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Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties, were targeted by an attack which took place a few weeks ago, The Sydney […]

Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months
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Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup tackling a very specific industry — […]

GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America

Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years, the nearly 300 person company — headed up by co-founder and CEO Hiroki Take
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GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America

Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years, the nearly 300 person company — headed up by co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi — has undoubtedly stepped on the gas in a bid to become the […]

China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat
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China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat, QQ or other mobile apps to assign homework or ask parents to grade students’ assignments. As mobile internet […]

Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will c
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Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end of […]

Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud, the headache isn’t o
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Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud, the headache isn’t over for affected sellers because Monday is a federal holiday in the United […]

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Auction Preview: Jewellery & Watches at Fellows, Birmingham, Feb 28

What: Jewellery & WatchesWhere: Fellows; Augusta House, 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham, B18 6JA, United KingdomWhen: February 28; 10.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- Rolex - a gentleman's platinum Oyster Perpetual Day-Date bracelet watch. Circa 2000. Platin
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Auction Preview: Jewellery & Watches at Fellows, Birmingham, Feb 28

What: Jewellery & WatchesWhere: Fellows; Augusta House, 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham, B18 6JA, United KingdomWhen: February 28; 10.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- Rolex - a gentleman's platinum Oyster Perpetual Day-Date bracelet watch. Circa 2000. Platinum case. Reference 118206, serial P199041. Signed automatic calibre 3155 with quick date set. Silvered dial with Roman numeral hour markers, date aperture between eleven and one, date aperture to three. Fitted to a signed platinum President bracelet with Crownclasp. 36mm. Estimate: £ 10,000 - £ 15,000 ($ 12,912 - $ 19,368)- A selection of jewellery and a watch. To include two bi-color bracelets and an Egyptian motif pendant, together with a Citizen watch and a chain. One bracelet AF. Each stamped 750. Total weight 181.5gms. Estimate: £ 3,000 - £ 4,000 ($ 3,873 - $ 5,164)- An 18ct gold diamond single-stone ring. The circular-cut diamond, within a collet setting, and tapered shoulders. Diamond weight 1.70cts, Estimated I-J color, P1 clarity. Hallmarks for London, 1995. Ring size S. Weight 5gms. Estimate: £ 2,800 - £ 3,800 ($ 3,615 - $ 4,906)- A platinum diamond single-stone ring. The rectangular-shape diamond, weighing 1.14cts, with tapered band. With report 115077945, dated 5th April 2001, from the GIA, stating G colour, VS2 clarity. Hallmarks for Sheffield. Ring size J. Weight 4.4gms. Estimate: £ 2,500 - £ 3,500 ($ 3,228 - $ 4,519)- A diamond bracelet. Of openwork design, the circular-cut diamond cluster, with similarly-cut and single-cut diamond floral surround, to the similarly-set tapered sides. Estimated total diamond weight 7 to 8cts. Length 19cms. Weight 54.5gms. Estimate: £ 2,500 - £ 3,000 ($ 3,228 - $ 3,873)- A ruby and diamond cluster ring. The cushion-shape ruby, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, to the similarly-cut diamond line shoulders. Diamond weight 0.44ct, stamped to band. Ring size M. Weight 5.9gms. Estimate: £ 2,500 - £ 3,000 ($ 3,228 - $ 3,873)- A cultured pearl single-strand necklace. Comprising forty-five graduated cultured pearls, measuring 9.8 to 8.5mms, with oval-shape Colombian emerald and brilliant-cut diamond cluster detachable clasp. Clasp may be worn as a pendant/brooch. Verbal from GCS, stating Colombian, moderate enhancement. Estimated dimensions of emerald 19.7 by 15.8 by 11.3mms. Estimated total diamond weight 1.50cts. Length 39.8cms. Estimate: £ 2,000 - £ 3,000 ($ 2,582 - $ 3,873)- A gold bracelet and coin pendants. The gold bracelet designed as a curb-link chain, suspending a series of sovereign coins. Foreign marks. Length of bracelet 17cms. Length of coin pendants 1.5cms. Total weight 100.5gms. Estimate: £ 2,000 - £ 2,500 ($ 2,582 - $ 3,228)- A selection of nineteen gold coins. Comprising five unmounted gold sovereigns, together with fourteen further gold coins with mounts, dates to include 1743 and 1744. Total weight 89.7gms. Estimate: £ 2,000 - £ 2,500 ($ 2,582 - $ 3,228)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Fine Antique Auction at New Orientation Gallery, New York, Feb 28

What: Fine Antique AuctionWhere: New Orientation Gallery; 40 W 25th St. Room 116, New York, NY 10010, United StatesWhen: February 28; 03.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Bronze glazed enamel jar with cover: Height with stand: 14.6 cm, Net height: 10.4 cm, Bell
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Auction Preview: Fine Antique Auction at New Orientation Gallery, New York, Feb 28

What: Fine Antique AuctionWhere: New Orientation Gallery; 40 W 25th St. Room 116, New York, NY 10010, United StatesWhen: February 28; 03.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Bronze glazed enamel jar with cover: Height with stand: 14.6 cm, Net height: 10.4 cm, Belly width: 8.7 cm. Estimate: $ 300,000 - $ 500,000- Wood glazed table emboirded with shell: Height: 13.5 cm, Length: 61 cm, Width: 39 cm. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 40,000- Amethyst 108 beads: Diameter: 1.3 cm. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 35,000- Bronze glazed enamel flask set: Height: 11 cm, Diameter: 5.9 cm, Height: 11.4 cm, Diameter: 4.3 cm. Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000- Bronze Buddha statute: Height: 9.3 cm, Diameter: 6.2 cm. Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000- Lacquerware flower pattern stool: Height: 41.5 cm, Diameter: 37 cm. Estimate: $ 6,500 - $ 8,000- Bronze glazed basin embroided with rosewood with people and mountain: Height: 25 cm, Diameter: 40.5 cm. Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 8,000- Qing Dynasty agilawood Kwan Yin with wood basket: Height: 30 cm, Width: 8 cm, Stand: 8 cm, Weight: 236.4 g. Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500- Qing Dynasty agilawood ruyi: Width: 7 cm, Length: 34 cm, Weight: 40.1 g. Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500- Colored double ear tripod: Height: 15.3 cm, Width: 20.8 cm. Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Exceptional Art & Antiques Auction at Antiques Online Auctions, Hallandale, Feb 28

What: Exceptional Art & Antiques AuctionWhere: Antiques Online Auctions; 2538 SW 30 Ave, Hallandale, FL 33009, United StatesWhen: February 28; 07.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Antique Russian Imperial St. Petersburg Nicholas II porcelain vase, dated 190
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Auction Preview: Exceptional Art & Antiques Auction at Antiques Online Auctions, Hallandale, Feb 28

What: Exceptional Art & Antiques AuctionWhere: Antiques Online Auctions; 2538 SW 30 Ave, Hallandale, FL 33009, United StatesWhen: February 28; 07.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Antique Russian Imperial St. Petersburg Nicholas II porcelain vase, dated 1901. 14 1/2 in h x 7 in W. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000- Gorgeous Palace onyx ormolu fireplace. 47 1/2 in H x 69 1/2 in W x 19 in D. Floor: 77 1/2 in W x 23 1/2 in D. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000- Hersant Fot 1873, Paris bronze & enamel clock set. Clock: 29 1/8 in H x 15 1/2 in W x 8 1/8 in D. Candelabras: 25 7/8 in H x 9 1/4 in W x 9 in D. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000- Huge antique Linke quality ormolu inlaid chest with a marble top. 37 in H x 67 in W x 25 5/8 in D. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000- Attributed to Henry Dasson 19th C French gilt bronze & porcelain clock set. Clock: 17 1/2 in H x 12 3/4 in W x 7 1/2 in D. Candelabras: 16 3/4 in H x 10 in W x 5 1/8 in D. Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000- Vincenti, Paris huge bronze & marble mantel clock. 25 in H x 27 1/4 in W x 8 3/8 in D. Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000- 19th C Chinese pair of bronze & porcelain lided urns. 18 3/4 in h x 14 1/4 in W x 8 3/8 in D. Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000- Antique French forest ormolu with paintings cabinet, with a marble top. 59 3/4 in h x 33 1/4 in W x 18 in D. Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000- Huge 9th C French Marti gilt bronze & marble clock, great quality. 19 1/2 in H x 25 1/2 in W x 9 1/8 in D. Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000- Huge antique French gilt bronze chandelier. 40 1/2 in H x 29 1/2 in W. Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000- Probably Linke antique French Louis XVI style centre table with a marble top. 29 1/2 in h x 46 in W x 25 in D. Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000- Antique Chinese Export silver, jade, turquoise, coral & enamel elephants. 7 1/4 in H x 5 in W x 2 3/4 in D. Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 8,000- Antique huge French bronze & marble clock set. Clock: 30 1/4 in H x 16 7/8 in W x 11 in D. Urns: 18 5/8 in H x 7 3/4 in W x 6 1/8 in D. Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 8,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

Auction Preview: Watches & Jewellery at Sterling Vault Auctioneers, Farnham, Feb 28

What: Watches & JewelleryWhere: Sterling Vault Auctioneers; Old Chambers, 93-94 West Street, Farnham, GU9 7EB, United KingdomWhen: February 28; 10.30 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- A loose round brilliant cut diamond, weighing an Estimated 4.01ct, Estimate
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Auction Preview: Watches & Jewellery at Sterling Vault Auctioneers, Farnham, Feb 28

What: Watches & JewelleryWhere: Sterling Vault Auctioneers; Old Chambers, 93-94 West Street, Farnham, GU9 7EB, United KingdomWhen: February 28; 10.30 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- A loose round brilliant cut diamond, weighing an Estimated 4.01ct, Estimated color H-I,:d clarity I1. Estimate: £16,000 - £18,000 ($ 20,692 - $ 23,279)- Gentlemen's Rolex oyster perpetual explorer wristwatch ref. 6610 circa 1957, circular gilt black dial with baton hour markers and arabic numerals, mercedes hands and a white center second, smooth bezel on a 35mm stainless steel case with a screw down crown and case back, inside is an automatic movement, on a s/s riveted bracelet, watch is currently running. Estimate: £16,000 - £18,000 ($ 20,692 - $ 23,279)- Gentlemen's Omega speedmaster 'ed white' chronograph w/ box ref. St 105003-65 circa 1965, circular black triple register speedmaster dial with patina hour markers and hands, tachymeter bezel on a 40mm stainless steel case with straight lugs, twin pushers and crown, screw down case back with a manual wind cal. 321 movement inside, on original bracelet, watch is currently running. Estimate: £8,500 - £9,500 ($ 10,993 - $ 12,286)- Gentlemen's Omega speedmaster chronograph ref. 146012-67 circa 1967, circular black triple register professional dial with patina hour markers and white patina hands, tachymeter bezel on a 42mm stainless steel case with cirved lugs, twin pushers and crown, screw down case back with a manual wind cal. 321 movement inside, on original bracelet, watch is currently running. Estimate: £8,500 - £9,500 ($ 10,993 - $ 12,286)- Gentlemen's Audemars Piguet quantieme perpetual automatique, 18k yellow gold, ref. 25657/002ba, automatic wristwatch, circular white dial with long straight gold hands and straight baton gold indices, blued complication hands, perpetual calendar dial layout with moonphase at 6 o'clock, day of the week at 9 o'clock, date of the month at 9 o'clock and month of the year at 12 o'clock, 37mm 18k yellow gold case with stepped bezel, thin 7mm case thickness, pop caseback, housing the automatic caliber 2120 QP movement, paired on Audemars Piguet leather strap with an 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet clasp, watch is currently running. Estimate: £7,000 - £8,500 ($ 9,053 - $ 10,993)- Rare gentlemen's 18k yellow gold corum Rolls-Royce, circa 1985 manually wound wristwatch, rectangular gold tone dial with polished and brushed strips, straight gold sword hands, polished 29mm x 24mm rectangular 18k yellow gold case, Corum signed gold crown, the watch comes with original Corum soft pouch and original leather strap in the pouch, the watch is currently working. Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000 ($ 6,466 - $ 7,759)- A diamond tennis bracelet, forty-eight round brilliant cut diamonds, weighing an Estimated total of 7.00ct (stamped) mounted in white metal stamped 750, length approximately 180mm. Estimate: £4,500 - £5,500 ($ 5,819 - $ 7,113)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin 

U.S. Polo Assn. Serves as the Apparel Provider for the Queen's Cup Pink Polo 2019

U.S. Polo Assn. recently supported the Queen's Cup Pink Polo 2019, held at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club. The event is a fundraiser, the proceeds of which goes to The Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer. The tournament is now in its 11th year. Others wh
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U.S. Polo Assn. Serves as the Apparel Provider for the Queen's Cup Pink Polo 2019

U.S. Polo Assn. recently supported the Queen's Cup Pink Polo 2019, held at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club. The event is a fundraiser, the proceeds of which goes to The Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer. The tournament is now in its 11th year. Others who supported this year’s event include BMW Thailand and B. Grimm's Dr. Harald Link, President of the Thailand Equestrian Federation. Nunthinee Tanner, Thailand's first female polo player and initiator of Queen's Cup Pink Polo, was also the front and center throughout the two-day tournament, according to an official release.As a co-sponsor of the event, U.S. Polo Assn. served as the official apparel provider. «We couldn't be more honored to participate in this wonderful event and collaborate with our partner, BVC International, to raise money and awareness for this incredibly important cause,» said J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPA Global Licensing, before the event. «Breast cancer touches all of our lives, and we're committed, through our Pink Polo initiative, to doing everything we can to help find a cure.»The venue, Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, is about 90 minutes by car from Bangkok, having three full-sized, as well as international-standard all polo playing fields, clubhouses that are designed by Tanner along with a Chukka Bar designed like the famed polo bar at London's Langham Hotel, it is a  suitable venue for the highly sought after annual event.«Queen's Cup Pink Polo has grown in visibility and prominence with each passing year,» said Viroj Thavornwattanayong, CEO of Thailand-based BVC International. «In addition to raising much-needed funds for The Queen Sirikit Center, the tournament also builds awareness of female polo in Thailand, a sport growing in popularity.»“U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the nonprofit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States founded in 1890, making it one of the oldest sports governing bodies. With a global footprint of $1.7B and worldwide distribution through 1,075 U.S. Polo Assn. stores, department stores, independent retailers and e-commerce, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories, footwear, travel and home goods in 166 countries worldwide,” says the release.USPA Global Licensing Inc., also termed as USPAGL is the for-profit subsidiary of the USPA, and the worldwide licensor established for the USPA's global licensing program.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the event  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

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