The Market for Americana in New York City
The sale accomplished what it set out to do—disperse a vast collection without any family squabbles and furnish the IRS with numbers to settle the estate. When it was Downingtown, Pennsylvania, dealer Philip Bradley bought a Lewis family tall-case ...
February 15, 2016
Ancient Greek Silver Mine Discovered on Aegean Shore
The discovery was made by scientists under the supervision of underground archaeologist Dr. Denis Morin with the University of Lorraine, in association with the UMR National Center for Scientific Research 5608 of Toulouse – as part of an even larger ...
February 14, 2016
What It's Like to Travel to Islands so Remote, They're Not on Google Maps
I watch, mesmerized, a man shave a block of ice into a snow cone; I dance on the rooftop of the Malagana Café & Bar, emboldened by the fresh passion fruit caipirinhas; I cool off in the ocean breeze as I tip-toe along the city wall. . The crew ...
February 12, 2016
US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights
HAVANA (AP) - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday ...
February 12, 2016
New Homeless Shelter For Young People Already Can't Meet Demand
Steele: “So typically they'll be able to come in that door at 6:30, we'll open here at 7. They get a meal, they get their needs met. They'll take showers and then at 9 o'clock we'll shut down drop-in. We'll clear out the tables and stack the chairs and ...
February 12, 2016
Examining Soft Machines' Architecture: An Element of VISC to Improving IPC
VISC, in a nutshell, is designed as a solution to improving the number of instructions per clock a single thread can process in a given time, which potentially makes it a very interesting design in an era where IPC gains are harder and harder to ...
February 12, 2016
Inside the vaults of a landmark Glasgow building as it transforms into a £1.5million steakhouse
The building, constructed at the turn of the last century and occupying a prominent site at the junction with Buchanan Street, had previously been home to a number of banks, including the National Commercial Bank of Scotland. Many of the interior ...
February 12, 2016
Mining archaeologists who were conducting a subterranean investigation of a silver mine discovered in Thorikos, Greece, have found a mining complex with infrastructure unlike any seen from this time period (around 3200 BCE). The Greek mine is exceptional not only for its scope but for its layout as well, which is unlike any mining system existing in the area. The skill and physical abilities of the ancient miners to exploit the ore deposits and then to properly process the ore outside of the mine speaks not only to a deliberate strategy but to spatial and technological control over the entire process. Inside the mine a number of the open spaces (galleries) have been left untouched for more than 5000 years. Mapping the system of mining shafts has proven extremely difficult even for experienced archaeologists, who are required to wear high-tech equipment through the cramped and intertwining network of shafts in stifling conditions and temperatures up...
There are 365 pieces of paradise scattered in the Caribbean , just off the coast of Panama : the San Blas Islands. The Kuna, a tribe indigenous to Panama, run the islands and have fiercely protected the land, their culture, and their independence. That means no hotels, no chain restaurants, no foreign-owned anything. You can arrive on these islands by speedboat from Panama, or, for even more of an adventure, sail with a crew from Cartagena. A five-day trip, stopping over in some of the most gorgeous and remote islands in the Caribbean for about $500. Yes, please. There are a ton of sailing companies that organize this trip, but one stands out above the rest: a French-owned boat called the Velero Amande. There’s a boat leaving from Cartagena just before Christmas. It’s sultry hot from the second I deplane in Cartagena, though I find relief in the terra-cotta lined room at Casa India Catalina. I fill my three days in the city with ceviche, siestas, and popsicles. walls are soaked with color and wrapped in azalea bushes. I cool off in the ocean breeze as I tip-toe along the city wall.
Associated Press HAVANA (AP) - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U. S.... Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U. S. -Cuba trade since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced in late 2014 that they would begin normalizing ties after a half-century of Cold War... The Obama administration is eager to make rapid progress on building trade and diplomatic ties with Cuba before the president leaves office. "This (agreement) provides for a very important, sizeable increase in travel between the two countries, and that reinforces the president's objective" of building ties, said Thomas Engle, deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation... Under the deal U. S. airlines can start bidding on routes for as many as 110 U. S. -Cuba flights a day - more than five times the current number. Officials hope to parcel the routes out among carriers by this summer, allowing flights to begin by the time Obama leaves office. The agreement allows 20 regular daily U. S. flights to Havana, in addition to the current 10-15 charter flights a day.
New acquisition: Wall clock by Jacob Kock
A Gustavian wall clock, believed to be the only one of its kind ... Kock served as official clockmaker to the court of King Gustav III. He produced a large number of high-quality pieces, mainly pocket watches. At the height of his business, he employed ...
November 12, 2015
The kings of late-clock situations
All three of those threes came in the last six seconds of the shot clock, when James is used to shooting. For the second straight season, James leads the league in shots taken in the last six seconds of the clock, according to SportVU. Most of the guys on ...
March 13, 2015
Use wall clocks to enhance home decor
While we are at interesting ideas for the home, why should the kitchen be left behind? So, try out kitchen wall clocks as well! There's again a large variety of designs to choose from — fresh fruits, roosters, etc. Your kitchen clock will be a great ...
May 23, 2014
Clocks Make Workers Less Creative
I love the phrase "It's 5 o'clock somewhere." For most people, the saying conjures up an image of an over-eager happy-hour partaker, but it's always made me think of someone, somewhere, leaving their office after a hard day's work. The length of the ...
October 5, 2014
Equity by La Crosse Extra-Large LED Alarm Clock:
I have only had this clock for a week, but so far it is exactly what I was hoping it would be. It replaced a large numeral clock that began malfunctioning after many years. I can read the large numerals at night beside my bed without my glasses and hear ...
September 21, 2014
Big tick for world's most accurate clock
The clock's high stability is owed to the large number of atoms. The new clocks can achieve precise results very quickly. Technicians must average the current US civilian time standard, the NIST-F1 cesium fountain clock, for about 400,000 seconds (about ...
August 23, 2013
Extra Large 110cm Vintage Metal Wall Clock
Golden Starburst Wall Clock - something like this in dining room - OHHHHH YEA! (lovin the clock. & lamp (too small) for your living room, and look ha a tiki I always wanted a sunburst clock when I was a kid- they were so fancy, I thought. I'd still like ...
August 19, 2013