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World Cup 2018: Farmer sews 'longest' German flag World Cup 2018: Farmer sews 'longest' German flag
A Bangladeshi farmer has shown his support for Germany's World Cup hopes in an unusual way - with a home-made flag 5.5km (3.4 miles) long. Amjad Hossain, 69, says his love for the country began after he used German homeopathic medicine for a gallstone. He started working on the flag two years later when Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, and has continued to add to it in subsequent tournamen...
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Palestinians face uncertainties over Abbas succession Palestinians face uncertainties over Abbas succession
Wearing an elegant dressing gown, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is shown walking unaided along the corridor of Ramallah's best private hospital. A family photograph has him sitting upright in bed casually studying a newspaper. A hospital official said the 83-year-old leader - who had surgery on his ear last week - now had inflammation in his lung but was "responding to the treatm...
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Which Indian companies from the rubber industry eco system may benefit from the tariff war between China and USA. Which Indian companies from the rubber industry eco system may benefit from the tariff war between China and USA.
Which Indian companies from the rubber industry eco system may benefit from the tariff war between China and USA? Companies which are manufacturing machinery related to the rubber industry and certain products like tubes, hoses, pipes of certain types may benefit more than others. Excerpts from the list of products which face tariffs are given below: New pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a k...
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Comfort Above All – Bridgestone Launches Turanza T005A in Asia Pacific Region. Comfort Above All – Bridgestone Launches Turanza T005A in Asia Pacific Region.
14th March 2018, Singapore – Bridgestone Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s leading rubber and tyre company today announced the official launch of its Turanza T005A premium high performance tyre that promises a smooth journey with first class comfort, superior quietness and assured safety. Turanza T005A offers an exceptionally comfortable driving experience for b...
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The future face of retail for Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille. The future face of retail for Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille.
The ground floor of this exquisite apartment is a vacant retail unit facing onto an unremarkable cobbled street. Upstairs on the ground floor is one of the most stylish shops in the world for Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille, known as Material Good. The concept of Material Good is the brainchild co-founder of Rob Ronen who has designed the Soho, Manhattan, space to resemble the sort of loft ap...
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Baselworld bosses say ‘all’ leading watch brands have signed on the dotted line for 2019. Baselworld bosses say ‘all’ leading watch brands have signed on the dotted line for 2019.
The industry’s leading watch brands have given ‘definitive commitments’ to attend the 2019 edition of Baselworld following this year’s revamp, organisers have claimed. A raft of heavyweight brands have confirmed they will be at next year’s show, despite one of the largest events in the watch and jewellery sector’s diary reducing its size this year, going from approximately 1,300 exhibitors in 2...
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Human impact on African forests. Human impact on African forests.
About 2600 years ago, continuous forest in western central Africa was replaced by a mosaic of forest and savanna. It has been unclear, however, whether this was caused by climate change or expansion of the contemporary human population. Using a sedimentary record of vegetation and hydrological history from Cameroon, Garcin et al. confirm the key role of humans in this transition. Although the poll...
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LVMH hints it could work with stateless ecommerce firms like Chronext. LVMH hints it could work with stateless ecommerce firms like Chronext.
Some dismiss Chronext as a grey market dealer, others a global platform for trading end of season watches. Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that consumers are buying from the disruptive company in increasing numbers. The Germany-based Chronext has just closed a round of funding that raised $34 million, and its growth can no longer be ignored by the biggest Swiss watchmakers or the authoris...
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PARENTS OF DEPORTED ZIMBABWEAN KIDS ARRESTED. PARENTS OF DEPORTED ZIMBABWEAN KIDS ARRESTED.
In November they were taken into care when they were found in Rustenburg‚ travelling from Zimbabwe in a truck – unaccompanied by an adult and without the necessary documentation. But the parents‚ most of whom moved for economic reasons‚ said they had no choice but to send for their children. They had struggled to obtain documentation such as passports. One parent said her daughter’s caregiver h...
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Vintage watch auctioneer Phillips lends support to modern day horological masters exhibition. Vintage watch auctioneer Phillips lends support to modern day horological masters exhibition.
Phillips is best known for smashing records for the sale of rare and historic watches, most notably the sale of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona last year for $17 million. But the auction house is now throwing its considerable influence and financial muscle behind a group of contemporary watchmakers that are making major strides in technological innovation, design and artisanship. The company is par...
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