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NYU confronts stereotypes with exhibition of racially charged art

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31/05/2015

f22When the late British writer, art connoisseur and friend of the Queen, Sir Harold Acton, bequeathed his family’s Italian villa to New York University in 1994, the gift included a vast trove of art valued at hundreds of millions of pounds. But among the 6,000-piece collection were 35 works that left some of La Pietra’s new owners feeling uncomfortable.
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Highlights from Patek Philippe’s new exhibition

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31/05/2015

clockIt’s rare that salons and manufactures of Geneva’s timepiece titans open their doors to reveal the cogs, mechanism and movements of their particularly exacting craft. It’s rarer still that those doors will unveil treasures that are part of history.
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Summer’s most luxurious swimwear

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30/05/2015

swim5Summer holidays are just around the corner, as is the task of finding the perfect swimwear. Whether you prefer an itsy-bitsy bikini, a classic all-in-one swimsuit or something sporty, we bring you our edit of the best beachwear from the world’s swimwear specialists along with designer favourites.A simple black swimsuit will never go out of style and Tomas Maier’s figure-hugging strapless style is the LBD of swimwear.
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Emilia-Romagna travellers will enjoy superb foods, fine wines, rich history and great value for money

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28/05/2015

trpositanoLiving as I do in Venice, I have always thought it a shame that relatively few among its daily invasion of tourists make it as far as the next-door region of Emilia-Romagna. It easily matches the attractions of more celebrated Tuscany and Lombardy and offers temptingly affordable options for eating out and accommodation.
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summer’s sharpest shades

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28/05/2015

style3Are you a Typewriter or a Vintage Celebration man? Does your style veer towards the graduated or the polarised? Do you labour over the handcrafted hinges or focus on foldability instead? In today’s sunglasses lexicon, it’s no longer enough to know your aviators from your pilots;shades for the contemporary man come with myriad fine tuning and intricate details that satisfy even the most nerdy of sartorial nuances.
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Athens and Greek Islands,summer 2015 destination

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27/05/2015

gr5Magnificent sandy beaches abound on the five-mile stretch between Skiathos Town and Koukounaries beach. The bus may be crowded but it’s great fun as the driver booms out the names of the beaches, too many to remember, along the southern shore.From a quaysiude café, you can enjoy the bustle of round-the-island boats, beach taxis and trips to the nearby island of Tsougrias with its deserted olive oil factory – and even more sandy beaches.
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THE HAPPINESS INDUSTRY: HOW GOVERNMENT AND BIG BUSINESS MANIPULATE YOUR MOODS FOR PROFIT

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26/05/2015

trtravelThe following is an excerpt from William Davies’ new book The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being (Verso Books, 2015):Since the 1960s, Western economies have been afflicted by an acute problem in which they depend more and more on our psychological and emotional engagement (be it with work, with brands, with our own health and well-being) while finding it increasingly hard to sustain this.
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Forget boobs and long legs: what men really look for in women

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25/05/2015

stylegermanMen value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed.Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains first,
Professor David Bainbridge, of the University of Cambridge said
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Britain is the next big problem on the horizon

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22/05/2015

lo13Germany has opened the door to a grand bargain and possible treaty changes to prevent Britain pulling out of the European Union, a risk deemed calamitous for German interests and for the long-term stability of the EU.
“We have a huge interest in the UK remaining a strong and engaged member,” said Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister.
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Fashion and beauty:How to master the folk trend

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22/05/2015

f10Say the dreaded words ‘festival fashion’ and images of perfectly sensible females going riotous in fields wearing fringing, feathers et al springs to mind. Ignore the frippery Glastonbury brings though and see folk as a trend that can outlast wet weekends in Britain’s best parks; a trend that, dare we say it, can look chic when worn with a little foresight and consideration.
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“experience with Malindo Air is horrible”

Never travel Malindo Air: I traveled from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. My experience with Malindo is horrible. Μalindo Air employees with bad English, inability to understand the nationality of a passport, difficulties to communicate with other Malindo employees, to resolve such traveling issues,holding for an hour the passenger till to know that as a citizen of the European Union does not need a visa to final destination in Hong Kong. Employees are not qualified most of them young people,low pay, from Philippines and Malindo never apologize when customer complain,for his trouble. I will never travel with Malindo again.

Wellington,Best Western,Kai,Bad Hotel Experiences You Need To Avoid

Wellington hotel in New York,some negative points to note which made our experience an unfortunate one: the air conditioning did not work .. Although the receptionist did not come & have a look bothing further was done. We also had an extremely unpleasant experience during check out, primarily due to the absolute incompetency of the hotel staff and especially the Asian origin manager(he refused to tell us his name) in charge was extremely unhelpful ! Best Western Hong Kong and Shenzhen rooms was not clean and not well maintained and especially in Hong Kong cuseway Not sufficient room for the baggage.Kai hotel in Singapore,rooms like a box,charging 150 Singapore Dollars,never again.

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

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Buy a super car Bugatti for your perfect freedom

80104038bBugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sport (4.038).Price:1.490.000. 2)Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (8.010).Price:1.747.100 EUR 3)Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (8.018).Price:1.794.600 EUR.For all above One year after delivery, optional extended warranty All prices Ex Works (EXW) Starsbourg France, excluding VAT, transportation and registration costs. No. of previous owners.For more info:info@oraia.co.uk.

Greece invite you to experience an unforgettable summer

chinafood8Hotel waiter delivering room service, breakfast in foregroundEvery day of Greek summer feels like a celebration – and that’s because it is! Greece celebrates summer from May until October. Hospitable, bright and colourful, it offers incredible treasures to all. Welcome to summer in Greece! Historic treasures Summer in Greece: ancient temples gaze out at the Aegean Sea. Portara in Naxos, Delos, Skarkos in Ios, Faistos in Heraklion, Crete. Famous summer destinations where Greece’s past is illuminated by the Mediterranean sun. Ancient Olympia, Knossos and the Ancient Valley of Gortyna, the monasteries of Mt Athos, Akrotiri in Santorini: all are just a stone’s throw from the sea, and should be high priority on your summer holiday itinerary. As should the archaeological museums, Byzantine monasteries, castles, towers, and ancient trails. In Greece, even the smallest sight has a big history. Discover it. Authentic moments in the Greek islands Discover authentic Greece when you travel to the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian. Donoussa, Schinoussa, Anafi, Kimolos, Halki, Kastelorizo. From Symi to Ikaria and Amorgos, Tilos, Kalymnos, Alonissos, Samothraki, Ithaca, Paxi, exotic Antipaxi, and the lush, green island of Lefkada. You’ll share meze, ouzo and local wine with fishermen, village leaders, and housewives who bake bread in wood-burning ovens. Over treats and delicacies like amygdalota (crushed almond shortbread), soumada (almond syrup), mastiha, homemade lemonade, and aromatic Greek coffee, the locals will share the stories of their land. Myths, customs and traditions are still alive today, passed along from generation to generation through word of mouth. They’ll share improvised poems and songs, and you’ll want to hum along. Summer in Greece is generous and pure. Water sports and boundless energy For water sports enthusiasts, the Greek summer provided the perfect backdrop: Perivolos in Santorini. Psarou, Paradise and Paranga in Mykonos. Punda Beach in Paros. Mylopotas in Ios. You’ll knock back shots at the fun-filled beach bars all day long. Multicoloured kiteboards and windsurf sails play in the waves and in the wind. Vouliagmeni in the Athenian Riviera. Paros. Mili and Vassiliki Beaches in Lefkada. Prasonisi in Rhodes, Sigri in Lesvos, Sarti in Halkidiki. Everyone is one under the sun. Beach volleyball and paddle ball. Scrabble and backgammon under the shade of your umbrella. Diving from the dock, tubing and water skiing. Beautiful bathing suits, colourful sarongs, tanned bodies and smiling faces. Greece’s beaches always emit a positive and vibrant vibe, thanks to young people from all over the world. Panoramic view of Navagio beach Sailing experiences in Greece A woman with a bathingsuit and sun hat in the Greek islands The famous beach of Navagio in Zakynthos Navagio in Zakynthos from above Balos beach in Crete The beautiful Balos beach on Crete island A taste of Greece and the Mediterranean Day after day your palate will be pleased. The Greek summer is overflowing with flavours and aromas: wild greens, fragrant fruits, legumes, vegetables, cheese, warm bread, extra virgin olive oil, fresh fish and seafood, homemade wine. Every place in Greece has its own microclimate. Every village, island and city has its own recipes. Whether you are walking with a slice of juicy watermelon along the beach, or indulging in a gourmet meal made with local produce, whether you’re dipping a slice of bread into pure olive oil or eating an oyster straight from the sea, the delicious flavours will overwhelm you. Wind in your sails Sea routes in the Greek islands: Santorini. Mykonos. Milos. Crete. Lefkada. Corfu. Zakynthos. Paxi. Award-winning marinas, picturesque fishing ports, hidden beaches, and bays with emerald water. More than 6,000 islands and islets, on a coastline more than 14,500 kilometres long – what more could yachting and sailing enthusiasts ask for! The summer winds in the Aegean are perfect for competitive sailing, while the calmer waters of the Ionian are ideal for smooth sailing. Dive into the fun Bonfires on the beach. Conversations, music, night swimming in a peaceful sea, under the moon. The barman concocts a new cocktail recipe, and treats you to shots with exotic flavours. The music pulses and the dancing begins. The same happens in the bars of Hora, where the Djs let the beat lift the lively crowd. Greek summer is synonymous with nightlife, that lasts until the sunrise. You’ll go straight from the club to the beach, and with that first dip in the sea your mind and body will be revived. It’s romantic and emotional, without a schedule or obligation. Just live it! You are all invited... To the fairs and festivals of August 15th throughout Greece, with their rituals, lutes and treats. To the traditional weddings, and the bridal procession through the island’s cobblestone streets. At the Saints Day fairs, where the locals serve you homemade food, raki and wine. To the big parties. To the cultural events and concerts at the open-air theatres overlooking the sea, or in the mediaeval fortresses. To the gastronomy festivals and ouzo celebrations. Hospitable, open-hearted, always ready to treat you, Greeks will welcome you with open arms. Because they want you to get to know Greece as it is – pure and authentic. And you will invite them into your heart forever. The hinterland No matter what beach in Greece you may find yourself on, it’s worth taking a trip into the hinterland. Nearby you’ll find traditional villages with shady squares lined with coffee shops. An archaeological site. A significant museum. Trails and parks. Lakes and wetlands. Popular destinations that offer unforgettable summer experiences are: Pelion, Crete, Messinia, Mani, Nafplio, Katerini, Preveza and Parga, Ilia and of course the Athenian Riviera with Sounion are just some of the places that will impress you, without ever having to leave the sea breeze.