Google slapped with $5 billion fine by EU for Android antitrust breach

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European antitrust regulators have fined Google with a 4.34 billion euro ($ 5.04 billion) fine for abusing its position in the smartphone market to increase the dominance of its search engine, the European Commission announced in a statement Wednesday. 

Google was ordered to stop the practice within 90 days or face further penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily global turnover of its parent company, Alphabet. 

European regulators say Google has required manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and Chrome app as a condition for licensing Google’s Play Store. The company also made payments to “large manufacturers and mobile network operators” in order for them to exclusively pre-install the Google Search app on their devices. Finally, Google has prevented manufacturers wishing to pre-install Google apps from selling “even a single smart mobile device” running on alternative, non-Google-approved versions of Android, the regulators have found.  Read more…

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Google could face yet another multi-billion-dollar fine in Europe, this one for Android

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About a year ago, Google received a massive antitrust fine in Europe for abusing its search dominance. The EU decided Google should pay €2.42 billion for its transgressions or about $ 2.7 billion. That was more than double what Intel got a few years before that.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of that fine, the EU is about to deliver a new multi-billion dollar blow to Google, and this time around it might be a more significant one, because it’s about Android.

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The NFL Has Decided to Fine Teams if Players Kneel During the National Anthem

(ATLANTA) — NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the change was approved unanimously by the owners at their spring meeting in Atlanta, but it was met with immediate skepticism by the players’ union.

“We want people to be respectful of the national anthem. We want people to stand,” Goodell said. “That’s all personnel, and to make sure they treat this moment in a respectful fashion. That’s something that we think we owe. We’ve been very sensitive on making sure that we give players choices, but we do believe that moment is an important moment and one that we are going to focus on.”

In a sign that players were not part of the discussions, any violations of the policy would result in fines against the team — not the players.

The NFL Players Association said it will challenge any part of the new policy that violates the collective bargaining agreement.

The owners spent several hours addressing the contentious issue — which has reached all the way to the White House.

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, a quiet but powerful protest against police brutality and racial inequities in the justice system.

Other players took up the cause, and the gesture carried on during the 2017 season even after Kaepernick left the 49ers and failed to land a job with another team.

President Trump turned the anthem protests into a campaign issue , saying the NFL should fire any player who takes a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The NFL hasn’t gone that far, but Kaepernick has yet to land another job and one of his former teammates and fellow protesters, safety Eric Reid, is also out of work.

Both have filed collusion grievances against the NFL.

While the owners touted the change as a compromise and noted it was approved unanimously, the players’ union made it clear it was not part of the discussions.

“The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new ‘policy,’” the NFLPA said in a statement. “NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about.”

The statement added, “The vote by NFL club CEOs today contradicts the statements made to our player leadership by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Chairman of the NFL’s Management Council John Mara (co-owner of the New York Giants) about the principles, values and patriotism of our League.”

The NFL was reportedly considering whether to assess a 15-yard penalty against any player who took a knee or conducted any other protest during the anthem.

Another possible option would have been to change up the pregame routine entirely, keeping teams in their respective locker rooms until after the anthem had played. That is the protocol long followed by college football, preventing anthem protests from being carried out on the field.

In the end, the owners sent a bit of a convoluted message — appeasing those who feel the national anthem must be treated with reverence, while allowing some sort of conduit for players to protest as long as they stay out of the public eye.

“We’ve spent a lot of time, not just at this meeting, but really over the last year discussing the issue of the anthem and working with our players to make sure we could get to a place where all the different viewpoints could be respected,” said Art Rooney II, owner of the Pittburgh Steelers. “Obviously, we want to continue to work with our players and make sure they feel that their point of view has been respected. I think the fact that those who are not comfortable standing for the anthem have the right to stay off the field — so we’re not forcing anybody to stand who doesn’t feel that way about particular subjects — but those who are on the field are going to be asked to stand.”

Goodell said the league met with countless players over the last year to get their input on the anthem controversy.

“We think that we’ve come up with a balanced process, procedure and policy that will allow those players who feel they can’t stand for the anthem to stay in the locker room,” the commissioner said. “There’s no penalty for that, but we’re going to encourage all of them to be on field. We’d like for all of them to be on the field and stand at attention.”

Goodell was asked who would get to decide what actions would be considered disrespectful to the anthem or the U.S. flag.

“Well, I think the general public has a very strong view of what respect for the flag is and that moment,” he said. “We have language in our policy that talks about that, standing attention, hats off and focused. And I think the general arbiter will the clubs and the league and we’ll work with our players to get their viewpoint also.”

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Fine art or daring design? 13 must-see new galleries and museums in Europe

Gallery launches and long-awaited reopenings of some of Europe’s famous museums are taking place at many great city-break destinations this year

A vast new – and, as the name suggests, block-shaped – building on Copenhagen’s harbour, the Blox complex is scheduled to open later this spring and house everything from homes to restaurants and an outdoor space for cultural events. Blox will also be the new home of the Danish Architecture Centre, which will host exhibitions on urban development, architecture and design.
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Mark Hamill Fine With Digitally Recreated Luke Skywalker in Future Star Wars Movies

Mark Hamill is totally fine with being digitally re-created in any future Star Wars movies.

Speaking to RadioTimes, the Luke Skywalker actor said that he would “absolutely” be fine with being digitally recreated a la Peter Cushing in Rogue One, or recast with a younger actor a la Alden Ehrenreich in Solo.

“Well already I told my family ‘Absolutely – thumbs up!’” he said.

“But it is a question of propriety really. I’m sure they had to go to the Cushing estate and get their permission.”

Hamill said that he was very sure that Star Wars stories would continue to be told well after his death, and was happy for Luke Skywalker to be a part of them. “You know, it’s amazing to me – George

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The 75th annual Golden Globe awards began with host Seth Meyers making light of recent controversies; he then involved celebrity audience members like Jessica Chastain and Amy Poehler to deliver the punchlines to his jokes.

The presentation of the awards then got underway — see a complete list here. Here are some of the highlights of the show:

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Lil Wayne was energetic and “spoke clear as day” while onstage during his concert in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, a concert-goer tells PEOPLE.

The Grammy-winning rapper, 34, was reportedly rushed to the hospital over the weekend after suffering a seizure, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming show in Las Vegas, according to TMZ.

But fans who attended his performance at Jannus Live in Florida tell PEOPLE Wayne appeared in good health.

“He was jumping around the stage,” Wyatt Cheshire of Tampa, Florida, says. “He was so on point! Seemed to me he had high energy. I was close enough to see that he appeared to be drinking water bottles all night on stage, and he spoke clear as day.”

Tayler Shreve tells PEOPLE fans were “furious” to be waiting hours before the rapper finally walked out. “He walked out on the stage smoking a joint and he was literally hours late,” she says.

“He didn’t come on until 11 p.m. exactly,” Shreve, who arrived at the venue at 7:30 p.m., says. “ no opener and only some DJs onstage, and they acted like there was a DJ issue causing him to be so late.”

“He seemed absolutely fine, and performed really well,” she continues, adding that Wayne was smoking throughout the show, but that she did not see him drinking.

According to TMZ, the Grammy-winning rapper was found unconscious in his room at the Westin hotel after suffering a first attack, and then faced a second seizure after being admitted to Northwestern Memorial hospital a short time later.

Wayne’s representatives confirmed to the site that he had suffered multiple seizures. On the advice of physicians, he’s currently resting. His camp has not immediately replied to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The rapper’s 18-year-old daughter, Reginae Carter, took to Twitter on Monday to assure worried fans that her father was “doing fine.”

“My dad is doing fine everyone ! Thanks for the concerns. you guys are amazing,” she wrote.

She added in a follow-up tweet: “Oh yeah … & don’t believe everything you hear.”

Wayne, who battles the neurological disorder epilepsy, has been hospitalized numerous times over the years due to his seizures. In July 2016, he cancelled another appearance in Vegas, and the previous June he suffered an attack on his private jet, which required an emergency landing. It was a repeat of a similar scary incident that took place in 2012.

One seizure in 2013 was nearly fatal, landing him in the Intensive Care Unit in Los Angeles.


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13 people who have decided incest is fine after the “Game of Thrones” season finale

13 people who have decided incest is fine after the “Game of Thrones” season finale


13 people who have decided incest is fine after the “Game of Thrones” season finale

We can all agree that incest is wrong, right? Well…it appears that Game of Thrones fans are the exception. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you know exactly what incestual pairing we’re referring to. And if you haven’t watched the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, what are you waiting for?! Get watching, then come back here for all the family #DRAMA, because spoilers definitely lie ahead.

Moving along, a Dany-Jon romance has been brewing for some time now. Not long after their first meeting, a *heat* started to develop between them. Then, the showrunners confirmed that the pair we’re falling for one another. And tonight, the lovebirds got it on.

And while that moment was FIRE, it was also ICE WEIRD.

That’s because their hook-up was part of a montage that showed Bran (aka the Three-Eyed Raven) telling Sam all about Jon’s papa and mama. He told him that Jon is not Ned Stark’s bastard, but rather, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark — making him the true heir to the Iron Throne.

Upon hearing this, Sam told Bran about the annulment of Rhaegar and Elia Martell’s marriage, and that Rhaegar and Lyanna got married in a secret ceremony — and we got a flashback to that via Bran. Finally, FINALLY, the show itself confirmed more details about Jon’s parentage (we saw Lyanna with Baby Jon last season), and cleared up those annulment/marriage rumors.

Knowing all this, you’d think that Dany and Jon’s sex scene would be, um, uncomfortable to watch.

And for some Twitter users, it was. Because, Dany is Jon’s aunt after all. (But, the two don’t know that…yet.)

Others, meanwhile, just acknowledged that it happened at all.

But, it appears, an even greater number thought the Dany-Jon sex scene was HOT. AS. HELL.

And the same goes for their relationship at large.

So, here are just 13 examples of Twitter users who decided, incest? Yeah, that’s totally fine — at least, in this case.

So, much of Twitter can agree that Dany and Jon together is totally acceptable (and encouraged!), despite the fact that they’re related.

The question now is how will Dany and Jon react to the news? We’ll surely find out when Game of Thrones returns with its eighth and final season.



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When Denver Broncos Von Miller was fined $ 11,567 by the NFL for celebrating suggestively after he sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford back in 2015, comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele decided to get involved. Because Miller imitated the three-pump celebration from their wildly

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Wales on rails: fine food and great views on the Holyhead to Cardiff

The Gerald of Wales, which runs the length of the country, is a rarity: a train with an onboard chef serving three-course meals and proper morning fry-ups

I can smell Gerald long before I can see him. It’s a misty summer morning and there’s an aroma of frying bacon wafting from the onboard kitchen of the train that’s standing, almost bashfully, on the furthermost platform of Holyhead station, Anglesey. This must mean one of two things: I’m either watching a private luxury train preparing to take pensioners on a day trip, or I’ve travelled back in time and will shortly be enveloped in loco steam and handed a copy of the Picture Post and pouch of pipe tobacco by the man opening up the station kiosk.

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In the wake of the backlash against Silicon Valley over the lack of diversity in the tech industry, several tech companies have made an effort to open doors to more people of color. For example, at this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF), Google hosted a panel discussion titled Decoding Tech: The Next Generation of STEAM Professionals, which addressed the importance of technology as it pertains to entertainment and diversity as a whole.

 

Google (From the Decoding Tech: The Next Generation of STEAM Professionals panel, presented by Google, during ABFF 2017. Image: Courtesy of ABFF.)

 

Held at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek Dingle kicked off the panel with opening remarks. Then, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, head of black community engagement at Google, introduced the panelists, which included Ne-Yo, a Grammy award-winning musician and tech investor; Mekka Okereke, an engineering manager at Google; Emmie Louis, a core team member from Black Girls Code; and Marcella Araica, an award-winning mixing engineer. The panel was moderated by Daraiha Greene, Google’s multicultural strategy lead on CS education in media.

During the discussion, panelists addressed the integration of technology with arts and media, and how this combination has impacted their careers. They also spoke about what it means to be a person of color who works in the tech industry. Ne-Yo argued that part of the reason why there weren’t more people of color working in the tech was due to a lack of knowledge regarding the prerequisites for hiring within this industry, as well as a general lack of awareness about what the industry has to offer overall. An investor in the Holberton School, Ne-Yo actively helps facilitate the education of underrepresented minority youth on tech fundamentals.

“Little boys from the hood don’t say, ‘When I grow up, I’m going to be a coder,’” he said during the panel, adding that though these children might be playing video games, they are not making them. “But, I’m trying to change that,” he continued.

 

Google (Ne-Yo and Marcella Araica. Image: Courtesy of ABFF)

 

Okereke also revealed that he has experienced racial profiling in the tech industry, even while walking around the Google campus where he works. Additionally, Greene stressed the importance of spotlighting people of color in tech, and not just for the sake of modifying the current perception of the tech industry. If these achievements were highlighted on a more consistent basis, then these people could serve as positive role models for minority youth to look up to. This could, in turn, could encourage more children of color to explore tech as a plausible future career path.

In an interview following the discussion, Butterfield-Jones, an organizer of the panel, told BLACK ENTERPRISE why Google decided to sponsor this year’s ABFF, stating that the purpose of the panel was to demonstrate “the range of opportunities for people of color in tech.”

 


 

“We wanted to demystify what it means to work in the tech industry. Whether someone aspires to be a music producer, or an engineer in the television and film industry; there is a space for you to do that in the tech world. If you think about the television and film industry, you guys are the gatekeepers to our community. So, if we want to change the face of tech, we have to consider strong media partnerships. ABFF is the destination to go, if you want to engage with talented filmmakers, television producers, executives, and writers,” Butterfield-Jones said.

“I hope every attendee walked away [from this panel] with a better understanding of how they can work in the tech industry—not just as an employee, but also as an entrepreneur,” she added.

 

Google (From left to right: Derek T. Dingle, Daraiha Greene, Ne-Yo, Marcella Araica, Mekka Okereke, Emmie Louis, and Valeisha Butterfield-Jones. Image: Courtesy of ABFF)
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Richard Simmons ‘Seems to Be Perfectly Fine’ According to LAPD Dispatched to Check on His Home

 

Richard Simmons is “perfectly fine,” a detective from the Los Angeles Police Department tells PEOPLE.

Detective Kevin Becker confirmed that the LAPD went to the fitness guru’s home for a welfare check, and said that any idea that Simmons is being held hostage is false.

“There was something about his housekeeper holding him hostage and not allowing people to see him and preventing him from making phone calls and it was all garbage and that’s why we went out to see him. None of it is true,” Becker says. “The fact of the matter is we went out and talked to him he is fine, nobody is holding him hostage. He is doing exactly what he wants to do. If he wants to go out in public or see anybody he will do that.”

“He is perfectly fine and he is very happy. I don’t know what he is going to do, but right now he is doing what he wants to do and it is his business.”

Becker adds that Simmons, who has not been seen outside of his home since Feb. 2014, was welcoming every time the LAPD stopped by.

“He was very nice. He was very cordial. He couldn’t have been nicer to us,” the detective says.

Becker’s statement echoes what Simmons’ longtime rep, Tom Estey, has said about him.

“He made a choice to take a break from public life, which he has the right to do,” Estey says. “People need to respect that and not surmise that there’s something wrong, when there’s nothing wrong.”

“For 40 years, he took care of everyone else but himself. And so it’s not that he’s being selfish, he’s just being a person, a regular person, taking care of himself.”

The home check comes just after the premiere of a new podcast called Missing Richard Simmons, where a former fitness client and friend of Simmons looks into his whereabouts.

In the podcast, Mauro Oliveira, a former assistant, masseuse and travel partner of Simmons, claimed that the fitness expert is being held hostage at home by his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles.

“Theresa has been working with him for, since I’ve been working with him . So, holding him hostage is the biggest . Theresa is the housekeeper, she’s the caretaker, she is extraordinary, she is amazing, she takes impeccable care of Richard and she has for as long as I have been working with Richard, so that is a complete load of crap,” Estey says.

Oliveira contacted the police to check on Simmons in Jan. 2015, alleging elder abuse, but the LAPD also reported that Simmons was fine at that time.


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MFAA: The History of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program (Also Known as Monuments Men)

MFAA: The History of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program (Also Known as Monuments Men)


The Holocaust was the systematic murder of six million European Jews by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. The horrors of the Holocaust have documented been many times. Even those that were not killed, mutilated, or starved in concentration camps were stripped of their citizenship and their identities. The Nazis did not stop there, though. Hitler, in his quest to build an empire, planned and executed the most extensive theft of art and cultural treasures in history. A group of art historians, museum curators, scholars, and others with an expertise in art accepted the enormous responsibility of traveling to the front lines of World War II in an effort to protect art before it could be stolen or recover the art that fell into the hands of the Nazis. Even more lent their expertise when the fighting ended, remaining in Europe for years after the war was over. They were called “Venus fixers” by the troops but have since come to be known as the Monuments Men. Acting on orders from General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had the backing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, many of the Monuments Men – and women – put their lives on the line for art. By doing so, they preserved not just paintings, sculptures, and tapestries, but a significant portion of the culture that makes life worth living. As Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, said, “Art belongs to humanity. Art is what makes us human.” This book dives into the fascinating history of one of the greatest treasure hunts of all time! HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

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Why Do We Keep Saying ‘I’m Fine’?

Co-authored by Mary Wilson

Beyoncé is a talented multitasker. How do I know this? Who else can sell over 1 million records without an ounce of promotion while at the same time being a mother and wife? Yeah, me either.

Through recent post-Met Gala events recently captured on an elevator security camera and released to the word, we caught a glimpse of the less-than-fabulous part of her life, or maybe just the real part. In the video seen around the world, we witness her younger sister, Solange, attacking and yelling at her husband, Jay Z. A security guard is forced to restrain a clearly enraged Solange, while Beyoncé barely attempts to stop the madness. This altercation ended with Beyoncé leaving the event with her sister, Jay Z taking a separate car, and a barrage of unanswered questions.

But to some, the strangest part of the whole scene wasn’t the brother-in-law/sister-in-law feud but the fact that Beyoncé just stood there. It was the fact that a couple of minutes after the physical fight in the elevator, she walked out like nothing had happened.

In the days following the event, Beyoncé was spotted courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game with her husband, apparently happily in love. I am a huge fan of Beyoncé, but I found it very odd. In the midst of this controversy, she just sat there and pretended that everything was OK? Now let’s be clear: B never said “I’m fine,” but in my opinion, her smile did.

So what is really going on here? Was this just a random family feud that ended with hugs and kisses, or was that video a peek into a larger issue that is cleverly being covered up for the sake of family and image? I think the latter.

In a world where celebrities (and non-celebrities) will sell their souls for a few dollars and Instagram “likes,” Beyoncé has always set herself apart by keeping her private life private. With her fame, her music telling girls to “run the world,” and her participation in campaign initiatives such as “Ban Bossy,” she has aimed to empower women and mothers. With that being said, at what point does keeping her life private and saving face in the midst of turmoil tarnish her message to women?

I believe it does, since it tells women everywhere that no matter how chaotic your life may be, you must act like you got this down — as usual.

As women and mothers, we are expected to deal with issues at home, privately, and never let the world know the truth, for fear of being viewed as weak or imperfect.

Were you too tired to feed your kid that meal of protein and whole-wheat pasta that you promised yourself you would make, so you bought pizza instead?

Did you leave your iPhone on top of the car (again) because your brain isn’t working today? That’s a totally true story, by the way (unfortunately).

Did you go to work and pretend you hadn’t just had a fight with your husband?

Are you seeing a therapist but lying about where you are from 7 to 8 p.m.?

Do you have no problem pretending in public that you don’t care about what you weigh, when in reality every time you take a bite, you think about how you need to stop taking bites?

Why are we like this?

Like it or not, I don’t know why women are shocked. We all do the same thing Beyoncé did. And we do it every day. She has her image, her family and her career to maintain. We’re really not that different. Granted, I don’t get to go on my private yacht all the time, but I digress.

We are constantly surrounded by examples of “perfect” women feeding us false examples that are impossible to achieve. In reality life happens, and life is full of failures and lessons learned. How are we supposed to look up to a celebrity like Beyoncé who brushes these life lessons under the rug and walks away with a forced smile? It’s conflicting that all of us shout “girl power” from the rooftops while simultaneously wearing the same fake smiles.

You know what I would’ve loved? If Beyoncé had gone off herself. If we’d been able to hear that audio. If Beyoncé had cursed out Solange or Jay Z or, better yet, the paparazzi waiting outside!

I would’ve said, “Finally!”

In “Pretty Hurts,” a song on her newest album, Beyoncé sings, “We try to fix something, but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery.” The question is: When do we women drop the façade and admit what’s really wrong?

Granted, in the real world, that might mean addressing a less-than-perfect marriage or a less-than-perfect career or just admitting, “No, everything is not fine, actually.” When was the last time you heard that from a friend? Probably never, because as much as people look on in awe as Beyoncé pretends that everything in her life is fine, most people do the same thing every day, programmed to just keep going and keep smiling.

Why do we all feel like we have to maintain perfection, especially black women? Is it the constant stream of social-media comparisons to keep up with? Is it the fact that we were taught to always hold it together, even when it’s all falling apart?

When do we drop the façade? When do we black women stop thinking that allowing ourselves to feel is weakness? When do we stop saying “I’m fine”?
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Art Auctions For Beginners: Secrets To Getting Quality Fine Art For Discount Prices

Art Auctions For Beginners: Secrets To Getting Quality Fine Art For Discount Prices


Art Auctions For Beginners: Secrets To Getting Quality Fine Art For Discount Prices This book covers several topics including: Chapter 1: Art Auctions: Grotesque Art Chapter 2: Art Auctions: Early American Art Chapter 3: Art Auctions For Drawings Chapter 4: Art Auctions For Sculptures Chapter 5: Art Auctions On Ebay Chapter 6: Art Auctions: Greco-roman Statuary Chapter 7: Books About Dale Chihuly Chapter 8: Art Auctions: Contemporary Art Chapter 9: Art Auctions: Vintage Photography Chapter 10: Art Glass Paperweights Chapter 11: Art Poster Auctions Chapter 12: Art Auctions For Vintage Posters Chapter 13: Breweriana At Art Auctions Chapter 14: Christie’s In Amsterdam Chapter 15: Mixed Media Art Auctions Chapter 16: Decorative Collectibles At Art Auctions Chapter 17: Finding Maritime Items At Art Auctions Chapter 18: Finding Vintage Disneyana Chapter 19: Native American Art Auctions: Art Antiques Chapter 20: Looking For Collectible Postcards Chapter 21: Unique Faberge Eggs Chapter 22: Collecting Enesco Chapter 23: Quilts From Art Auctions Chapter 24: Special Hummel Figurines Chapter 25: Stained Glass Art Auctions Chapter 26: Folk Art Auctions Chapter 27: Upcoming Trip To Sotheby’s Scroll up… and click on “Buy Now” to deliver almost instantly to your Kobo or other reading device.

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Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco where tasty fusions and vibrant aromas excite the senses and bring North African tradition to life. Prepare your tastebuds for a whirlwind tour of flavour sensations in this culinary melting pot a place where Berber Arabic Spanish Portuguese and French cooking
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You Look Fine, Really

You Look Fine, Really


The bestselling author of The Three-Martini Playdate delivers a witty, get real guide to embracing and enjoying the adventure of midlife, complete with grooming shortcuts, tips on being your own personal trainer, perfect party recipes, and advice on how to add a sense of play and celebration to every day. Filled with real style and beauty tips, and more information about lipstick than a woman has a right to know, You Look Fine, Really helps any female over the big 4-0 become her truly fabulous self, without injecting toxins into her forehead. In short, kicky sections like “Foundation: Your Own Personal Vinyl Siding,” “Your Midlife Fashion Crisis: Now What?” and “Survival Skills for the Mature Woman,” Mellor inspires women to reclaim their personal style and uncover their inner fun goddess.
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Travel with your jewelry, and store it in style with this fine leather Jewelry Roll. This jewelry keeper is constructed from Nappa leather – well known for an extraordinarily soft and supple texture. There are three lined, zippered pockets, which offer ample room to store your jewelry. This jewelry roll also features a soft suede lining, with a ring bar, and a storage station to accommodate multiple earrings. You’ll love traveling with this luxurious jewelry roll.
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