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Sicily’s baroque masterpiece makes for the perfect (warm) winter break

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31/01/2015

trsicily8At the car rental desk I thought we were out of the bureaucratic woods, but then the man pushed across yet another piece of paper. “It’s a waiver,” he said. “It means if the car’s stolen in Catania, other insurance doesn’t apply.”“So we would pay the full amount?” “Yes. Just in Catania.”“Do many cars get stolen here?”
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VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGELS ARE MODERN PIN-UPS FOR ’10’ MAGAZINE, RACHEL ZOE DOES MATERNITY CLOTHING

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31/01/2015

fvs5Editor-in-Chief and owner of 10 Magazine Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou recruited photographer Nick Knight to create 12 glossy covers featuring our favorite Victoria’s Secret models. The Angels posed as modern-day pin-up girls, with some trippy effects added in to keep things from looking too sweet.Maternity goes bohemian: Rachel Zoe and pregnancy apparel brand A Pea in the Pod will be launching a line of high-quality styles for women who are expecting.
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How the European dream is dying, state by state

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31/01/2015

paris5Europe is being swept by a wave of popular disenchantment and revolt against mainstream political parties and the European Union.In 2007, a majority of Europeans – 52 per cent – trusted the EU. That level of trust has now fallen to a third.
Once, Britain’s Euroscepticism was the exception, and was seen as the biggest threat to the future of the EU.
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Serena continues mastery of Sharapova for 19th major title

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31/01/2015

tennis2What was most remarkable about Serena Williams’s 17th career win over Maria Sharapova, delivering her a 19th major to draw within three of Steff Graf’s Open era record of 22, was that she could not lose, whatever the result. So publicly had she suffered throughout the 2015 Australian Open with a hacking cough that could be heard even over the screaching of the game’s loudest interjectionists, it was impossible for Sharapova to win.
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Germany, ECB play hard ball with Greece

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31/01/2015

grsantoriniGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package.
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EU Plan to Install a Tracking Computer in Every Car to Tax Miles

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30/01/2015

luxury6A Senior European politician has caused outrage by calling for computers to be fitted in all European cars as part of an EU wide road pricing system.
Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said the current system which is decided by national parliaments was “a burden on car drivers and an obstacle to their mobility” she told German newspaper ‘World on Sunday’.
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HOW TO LOOK CHIC AND WARM AT FASHION WEEK

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30/01/2015

style29New York Fashion Week is sneaking up on us. In less than two weeks, the fashion crowd will be flocking to the shows in well-dressed hordes. The spring shows always provide a particular challenge, however: How can one look good and put together, while also remaining as snug as a bug in crazy unpredictable winter weather?
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U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

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30/01/2015

tattooThe United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual’s genetic make-up.At the heart of the “precision medicine” initiative, announced on Friday by President Barack Obama, is the creation of a pool of people – healthy and ill, men and women, old and young – who would be studied to learn how genetic variants affect health and disease.
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Carlsberg’s Russian hangover

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29/01/2015

drinbeer1The Russian government started to tighten beer market regulation in 2010 by tripling excise duties, followed by restrictions on sales, advertising and consumption, as part of a campaign to curb alcoholism.Here are some milestones that have changed the market landscape:2010
Increases beer taxes by 200 percent.
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SWEDISH BUSINESS OFFICE IMPLANTS RFID CHIPS UNDER STAFF’S SKIN

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29/01/2015

marketWant to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We’re all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach – a chip under the skin.Felicio de Costa, whose company is one of the tenants, arrives at the front door and holds his hand against it to gain entry.
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Are Facebook and Google the New Colonial Powers?

To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. I was struck by a phrase from a recent essay on advertising and social media,You Are the Product: As Taplin points out, that remark 'unwittingly revealed a previously unspoken truth: Facebook and Google are the new colonial powers.'

Anger over Greek plan to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia

A political dispute in Greece over a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia is deepening, with opposition politicians and critics decrying plans to sell 66m euros ($78.7m) worth of surplus missiles and bombs to the Arab Gulf country.

Why Elites Are Winning The War On Cash

Visa recently unveiled its own offensive in the war on cash. Visa is offering certain merchants a $10,000 reward if they refuse to accept cash in the future. Not surprisingly, Visa’s competitor is also part of the war on cash. Mastercard is increasing its efforts to encourage merchants to refuse cash. Here’s Bloomberg, quoting the CEO of Mastercard.

The most luxurious products for your lifestyle and “Oraia” Luxury Smartwatches

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Cleaning becomes a time-consuming buy a robot vacuum cleaner for $250

Cleaning becomes a time-consuming buy a robot vacuum cleaner for $250 Robot-vacuum-cleanerIn today’s world, time is money. Most families consist of young children and working parents. In such a scenario, cleaning becomes a time-consuming and exhausting task, especially in larger homes. A robotic vacuum cleaner does all the work by itself and requires no supervision. By investing in one of these machines, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort. Oraia Robot Vacuum Cleaner S008 specs: Video and Voice Commuication with family in real-time when you outside make your life more warm Intelligent Robot Vacuum Cleaner Take good care of your baby , parent ,pet ,even your company easily with your phone HD 720P Camera Monitor your home clearly where and when ever you are ! Smart controller and Wifi control Excellent feature 1: 7.8 cm mini body 2: 1300 PA huge suction power 3: High effiency intelligent cleaning 4: 180min Ultra-long duration. Minimum order 1.000 pieces. For any information:info@oraia.org Buy for $299 a Robot window cleaner,Set it to work & go out for a walk robotwindowcleanerFor $299, you want a window cleaner who doesn’t miss spots, won’t leave streaks, and isn’t going to get cranky when faced with anything other than a generous expanse of undivided pane. You’re much better off hiring a person—preferably a professional—to do the job. Oraia Robot Window Cleaner:Use brushless super motor Reduce noise, more quiet, less than 65db noise Limitless extension of safety rope, avoid dropping, bearing 150 kPa. RF remote control technology, make technology to a higher level. Personalized voice customization. 30min safe battery life Ultra-thin body. It can clean the entire glass plane. Foldable handle, limited folding, unlimited use Original point memory function, Say Goodbye to repeat. One key start. Remote control. Double scratch design, scraping all clues Hidden outlet, to the silent without a trace.Minimum order 1.000 pieces.For any information:info@oraia.org You can do other tasks while the Robot lawn mower mows your lawn for $999 Robotgrasscutting-man-and-woman-sitting You can do other tasks around the yard while “Ralph” mows your lawn automatically. Or you can even relax while the work is done. If you hate the dust of mowing then you no longer have to deal with that mess since you can be indoors while your lawn is mowed. This is a big advantage for folks with allergy issues. Another positive for these machines is that they are mostly electrical so you don’t have to mess with gas and oil either. The main selling factor is the time savings of a remote mower. Oraia Robot Lawn mower S520 : Wheel,use the solid core wheel, it protect the wheel from the grass to stuck in, and heavier wheel can keep from slippery when running on slopes and hills Cutting width S520 use 4blades, it can increase cutting width, Each blade with four sharp edges,every edge can used if one damaged by hard stone or other object. knobThere is a knob for adjust the cutting height from 2.5cm to 6cm, user can according the grass height to adjust the cutting height. recharge automatically When the mower senses a low battery situation, it will shut off the cutting motor, and search the virtual wire,and follow the virtual wire to the charging station for recharge automatically.Minimum order 1.000 pieces For any information:info@oraia.org Buy a super Agricultural drone of 20 L for $8.000 Color crayons in a glass jar In the agriculture production process, pest control is the most technical content, the most labor, labor intensity, risk control the most difficult part. Many pests and diseases with cross-regional migration and popular features, there are some outbreaks and the occurrence of new diseases and more harmful pests and diseases, farmers a family is difficult to deal with, often a "drain point, harm a" phenomenon. Coupled with the rural labor force to go out to work, farming labor force structural shortage, when the pest control work to become the current bottleneck to break the bottleneck encountered the biggest problem. At present, the a few months cost of rural labor and labor costs ,is equal to 1/2 the drone purchase price and while the use of agricultural drone only one can save nearly half of the expenditure for farmers. In the work of specialized prevention and control of crop diseases and insect pests, the use of advanced agricultural drone is carried out by professional personnel, such as precision spraying, to achieve the goal of prevention and control of crop diseases and insect pests, and effectively solve the traditional sense of pest control difficult. 1. The use of high-efficiency brushless motor as the power of small fuselage vibration, can carry precision instruments, spraying pesticides and more accurate; 2. terrain requirements are low, operations are not subject to altitude restrictions and other high altitude areas; 3. Take off short, high efficiency, high attendance; 4. Environmental protection, no exhaust gas, in line with national energy conservation and green organic agriculture development requirements; 5. Easy maintenance, use, maintenance costs low; 6. The overall size is small, light weight, easy to carry; 7. Provide protection for agricultural unmanned aerial vehicles. 8. With real-time image transmission, posture real-time monitoring 9. The spray device has a self-stabilizing function to ensure that the spray is always vertical.Minimum order 50 drones. For any information:info@oraia.org