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Beer, Polaroids and Public Art: A Flash Tour of Brussels' Zoom Hotel

It's in the new part of town – up a steep hill from the old city center – but “new” in Brussels means “world-famous art nouveau architecture”. Ixelles, and nearby Chatelain, is where you'll want to be in the evenings, and where you'll want to go for …

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Charles 'concerned over Clutha'

It was on May 23 last year, as students were preparing for their degree shows, when flames engulfed the Grade A-listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, with its prized library being one of the main casualties. Charles donned a hard hat to go inside …

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Bradford City chairman slams BBC for snubbing giant killers' FA Cup clash …

On a week when the marriage of convenience between football and TV was consummated by a £5.1billion sweetener, Bradford City co-chairman Mark Lawn is seething at the game's “hypocritical” paymasters. Bradford are the giant-killers that TV forgot.

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Support for Official Languages in New Brunswick

… August 31, 2016, the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick aims to enable 1,000 young people aged 14 to 18 to improve their public-speaking ability and give them the opportunity to take part in a summit on the art of public speaking.

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Italian Liberty, censimento fotografico degli edifici Art Nouveau

Italian Liberty, censimento fotografico degli edifici Art Nouveau Realizzare un censimento fotografico degli edifici liberty in Italia, per valorizzare le eccellenze architettoniche del nostro Paese, da nord a sud: è l'obiettivo del libro 'Italian …

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Charles 'concerned over Clutha'

It was on May 23 last year, as students were preparing for their degree shows, when flames engulfed the Grade A-listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, with its prized library being one of the main casualties. Charles donned a hard hat to go inside …

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EastEnders' Pam St Clement's FURIOUS f-word rant at railway worker after he …

EastEnders legend Pam St Clement reportedly left a railway worker close to tears after telling him to "f*** off" when he joked: "Pat Butcher? I thought you were dead." The 73-year-old star, who played the popular character on the BBC soap for 26 years …

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What's happening on the local art scene this week

Art Nouveau Galleries, works by Harry Boardman, Justin Long, Robert Ciampa, Ward Van Haute, Meghan Reiff and others. 93 South West End Blvd., Quakertown. … Brick Yard Gallery, Christine McHugh, self-taught impressionist from Springfield, Bucks County …

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Amazon takes on Seamless with one hour food delivery service

… its Ubereats service in New york. Uber is believed to have signed up Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's, Cohen's Fashion Optical and Hugo Boss among 400 different retailers are currently in talks with Uber to provide same-day delivery …

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"Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary" – RM 056

These mechanics are presented to perfection by their case, produced using sapphire cut from a single block, in a process that required several years of research and testing in order to meet the highest standards of comfort and resistance. Often …

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A dazzling appointment with Lalique – wag magazine online

WAG was recently invited again to meet with the head designer of Lalique Jewelry, France. This time, Quentin Obadia was in from Paris to introduce “La Divine” fine jewelry collection, created in tribute to company founder René Lalique's …

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Here's what's new for the 2015 GRandJazz Fest in August

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Jazz Festival promises fun beyond the music for the fourth event that returns in August. The Producers with Paul Brown and Nate Harasim, plus special guest Deon Yates, headline the first day of the two-day festival on …

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Kate Moss turns heads off ramp, Rick Owens on it

The inspiration behind Thursday's show was the late 19th century artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, fused with the pioneering Japanese silk traditions of the same period. The result was a nicely eccentric display — and one that was more …

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Henry B. Platt, Scion Who Gave Tiffany Sparkle, Dies at 91

Mr. Platt, who helped steer the Tiffany & Company empire for 34 years, luring in brand-name jewelry designers and marketing newly discovered gemstones like tanzanite, which he named, died on July 22 at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 91 …

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How Can I Tell How Much My Books Are Worth? There Are A Few Sources You Can Use

Someone who works closely with, say, art nouveau journals, may be able to give you a more accurate estimate on your great-grandmother's French poster books than a general appraiser would. Even if they do not personally appraise items — as some …

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Dr. Suniti Solomon, India's Pioneering HIV Researcher, Died This Week

Chelsea Manning has written an essay about serving in the military while trans, and while she believes that there are many, many more steps to take before service actually accommodates the needs of trans service members, she says that Defense Secretary …

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It's a yes: Hong Kong superstar Able Friend confirmed for Royal Ascot mission

Hong Kong's most anticipated equine raid will go ahead, with the world's highest rated horse, Able Friend, given the green light to step into the global arena with a Royal Ascot campaign next month. Trainer John Moore confirmed on Tuesday afternoon his …

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Brick is back on London's skyline: the launch of Keybridge, Britain's tallest …

Eight Artillery Row consists of 24 apartments that seek to rebuild the residential cachet of that era. Designed by top architectural practice Make, the elegant corner building is clad in warm, handmade bricks and decorative Art Nouveau-style bronze …

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Avant-PremièreLes Conquérants d'un nouveau monde, de Michel Ciment

CINÉMA – Dans Les Conquérants d'un nouveau monde, le journaliste Michel Ciment analyse dans les moindres détails les ressorts de l'industrie américaine du 7e art. Au fond, le cinéma a été inventé pour que des gens comme Michel Ciment puissent en …

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Able Friend unlikely to get a shot at Queen Anne Stakes hero Solow on home …

Fears of a firm track look likely to dissuade French trainer Freddy Head from bringing Queen Anne Stakes winner Solow for a rematch with Able Friend in December's Longines Hong Kong Mile. The real Able Friend failed to show up in Tuesday's Royal Ascot …

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Hong Kong confident of World Cup qualifying booster against Bhutan

It has been almost eight years since Hong Kong last won a World Cup qualifying match, but that barren spell should end when they play hosts to Bhutan at Mong Kok Stadium on Thursday night. The coach and the players have said they're confident of a …

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Dakota Fanning promotes new movie Effie Gray in NYC

The Emma Thompson-scripted motion picture tells the story of a scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Along with Dakota and Emma, the A-list cast …

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Start of school also signals smoking new arts seasons

Looking for some fine art? The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock will bring in an exhibit by famed art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. While his name may not be as famous as some of the gallery's past exhibitions featuring legendary artists like Ansel …

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Wimbledon 2015: A spotter's guide

There are few things in life as comforting as Sue Barker's dulcet tones, and they are often at their most reassuring when informing us of the BBC's revised TV schedule. As we settle in for a nerve-jangling fifth set of Andy Murray, Sue will pop up to …

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State Museum Celebrates Carolina Makers

A graduate of the Atlanta College of Art, Sean Ahern must have, at some point, come under the spell of art nouveau with its sinuous lines inspired by vegetal imagery; and that influence persists to this day as he continues to forge his pieces at Ahern …

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When it comes to jewellery, Chinese believe local companies are best

Many Chinese like to chase deluxe brand name handbags or cars but when they buy jewellery, they feel “value for money” is more important and this tends to benefit Hong Kong-listed jewellery brands Chow Tai Fook, Chow Sang Sang and Luk Fook.

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Is this Norway's most beautiful city?

"What is so special about Alesund is that the entire city was rebuilt in art nouveau style," says Ingvil Grimstad of the Art Nouveau Centre in the Swan Pharmacy. The reconstruction was planned by Hagbarth Schytte-Berg, a star architect of the time who …

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Masters Gallery

He infuses his African images with the more primitive, asymmetrical styles of 15th century Benin (a pre-colonial African empire) and the more refined 18th century Art Nouveau. It's a perfect blend for Nash: with his ancestry steeped in African …

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PS Store Today: N++, King's Quest Chapter 1, Life Is Strange Episode 4, more

From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes Abyss Odyssey, an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally-generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity.

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The hidden gems of São Paulo

The opera performance is high quality with excellent singing and orchestra. It was built in the early 1900s in the style of Paris' Palais Garnier. Its heavily ornamented façade seems to combine every architectural style imaginable, from baroque to art …

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Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

While not a traditional or sought-out tourist destination of Prague, the main train station surely hosts a lot of tourists. If you happen to be one of them, take note of the Art Nouveau décor, the original dome and stained glass windows when passing …

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The homes in Northampton built by two of Europe's great architects

These two houses, in the rather surprising setting of Northampton, in the East Midlands, were designed by two of the greatest European architects of the 20th century, two defining figures of modernism: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Peter Behrens.

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Chinese sprinter first Asian to break 10-second 100m mark

China's Su Bingtian became the first Asian-born athlete to run a sub-10 second 100 metres when he finished third in the Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday. The 25-year-old clocked 9.99 seconds in the race won by American Tyson Gay in 9.88.

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Dying teenager fighting cancer has just THREE MONTHS to find a bone marrow donor

A teenage cancer victim has been given just three months to find a bone marrow donor to save his life. Sixteen year-old Omar Al Shaikh and his mum are desperate to find him a suitable stem cell match and as he is half Romanian, half Arabic, the hunt is …

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Chinese football fans told: 'don't underestimate black skin, yellow skin …

The Chinese FA has warned its team's fans not to underestimate Hong Kong in upcoming World Cup qualifiers, pointing out that HK's team has “black skin, yellow skin and white skin people”, and that “playing a team with such diverse background, you'd …

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