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Pink Floyd in slow motion The resulting effect is a sound closer to an accompaniment for Tibetan meditation than it is to chamber music. And it's far from other well-known tributes to water such as Maurice Ravel's "Fountains" or Luciano Berio's "Water Piano". While the water transports the sound, it also stifles it and slows it down considerably: the effect is a bit like playing Pink Floyd or Jean-Michel Jarre in slow motion. Musician and producer Robert Karlsson plays the violin – made of carbon fibre – and the crystallophone, a distant relative of the glass harmonica invented by Benjamin Franklin. Nanna Bech performs the rotacorda, an instrument inspired by a traditional Byzantine hurdy gurdy. It has six stainless steel strings which can make sound either with a sustained pulling of the string or when fingered. "It's the only one in the world so I don't even have a teacher.
BBC News 24
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Even where I live in Southeast London, on the main street, a sort of hurtling that goes on. This is the London that you love. The London I love is very much the modern city, but the city with all its echoes of Dickensian times, through old industrial buildings. They are Venetian, they are neo-Byzantine, they are neo-Gothic, they just send me into rapture
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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a sort of hurtling that goes on. This is the London that you love. The London I love is very much the modern city, but the city with all its echoes of Dickensian times, through old industrial buildings. They are Venetian, they are neo-Byzantine, they are neo-Gothic, they just send me into rapture. I assume you love Dickens? Do you know, I have a lot of trouble with Dickens
The Economic Times
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Costa Fascinosa docked at Marseille Breakfast was laid out on level nine. I gladly perched at a corner table. The restaurant had wall-to-wall windows and I tucked into an eclectic breakfast with stunning views of the Mediterranean. It was turning into summer, and seemed the ideal time to cruise the Mediterranean, especially the eastern part. The French Connection I barely finished a cup of coffee when the sand-coloured outlines of the French coastal city of Marseille began to appear through the haze. A series of lovely arched roads running into and out of hilly contours was the first introduction to the city. It has five restaurants Soon the ship docked. A short bus ride took me to the centre of captivating Marseille. I took a winding road up a hill to the Notre-Dame de la Garde, better known as Marseille Basilica, a mid-19th century Romanesque-Byzantine church built on the site of an earlier 12th century church.
BBC News 24
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old ones come tumbling down. And people are very energised, very driven, they hurtle about. Even where I live in Southeast London, on the main street, there's a lot of hurtling that goes on. This is the London that you love. The London I love is very much the modern city, but the city with all its echoes of Dickensian times, through old industrial buildings. They are Venetian, they are neo-Byzantine, they are neo-Gothic, they just send me into rapture
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TIME - Top Stories
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This was my thinking when my mother's cancer spread to her bones in the summer of 2014 and she began experiencing symptoms of neuropathic pain. The kind associated with chemotherapy is often described as a numbness or burning sensation in the hands. But according to my mother, it felt like she'd lost control of her appendages. My fingers are going in different directions, she once said while grasping and squeezing her hands, trying to control the errant behavior. Acupuncture and massage have shown promise in abating symptoms of peripheral neuropathy but if they were covered under my mother's health insurance , I wouldn't know. It proved impossible to navigate the byzantine labyrinth of benefits information. Over a six-month period, during which she was both distressed and depressed , I was able to get her general practitioner, the only provider authorized to make referrals for palliative and mental health care, on the phone only once and that was only after I pretended to be a doctor so that I could get his back office number and call him directly.
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The Guardian - Network Front
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WhoWhatWhy
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But the fact is that all these places need to be held accountable. And there are people in there who have strategies that are disastrous. They dont want those ever to come out. And the media serve the public interest and we’re supposed to be letting the air rush into the room. Tim : What’s interesting, this never would have been known, we have the article here, if, basically you say that Trump’s relationship with Sater would never have been known if a Bayrocker placed, stumbling upon this cooperation agreement with the FBI among other sensitive information that had inadvertently been left accessible. That employee sought out attorney Fred Oberlander who [co-opted] the documents, Oberlander who was instructing undergraduates at Yale began to deconstruct the byzantine financial structure that was Bayrock which allegedly hid a range of crimes, including massive scale money laundering from sources in the former Soviet Union.
Fast Company
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Similar to DIUx, NSTXL connects private-sector companies with military customers that need particular problems solved. DIUx and NSTXL provide ways to get new tech to the warfighter more rapidly than is possible through the Pentagons traditional acquisition process. Especially now, with the rapid pace of technology, the acquisition process will [often] acquire something thats no longer cutting edge by the time its delivered, Greeff says. And young companies often face nearly insurmountable hurdles to doing business with the DoD. The Byzantine process of submitting a bid or becoming a government contractor especially one with the security clearances needed to work with intelligence agencies or special ops forces can be prohibitive. The tangle of red tape on both ends of the process means that many innovative solutions are never even considered.
Japan Times
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BBC Parliament
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We suspend business, we're going to committee, we go out of committee and not a word is said. This is not the court of Henry VIII. It is a Byzantine court. And we have still not had any statement or response from the government about the historic vote in the Scottish Parliament that we had. This.
France 24
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Mondoweiss
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But one aspect of the JCC bomb threat story and its connection to an Israeli teen has not been discussed: the intense loathing of the Jewish Diaspora in classical Zionist thought. Some years ago I wrote a lengthy review of the right-wing Zionist scholar and political pundit Yoram Hazony’s apologetic book The Jewish State entitledT he Nightmare of Diaspora .” The title referred to the important Zionist concept called in Hebrew Shelilat ha-Galut , Negation of the Diaspora. In the article I quoted from noted Israeli academic and educational leader Ben-Zion Dinur, designer of Israel’s 1953 State Education Law, who states the deeply distorted Zionist view of Jewish history succinctly and accurately: … Jewish history was, in the main, the history of the Jewish people living in its own land. This is so in spite of three facts of cardinal importance: (1) the antiquity of the Jewish Dispersion, the origins of which may be presumed to go back to before the destruction of the Northern Kingdom; (2) the large number of Diaspora Jewish settlements and communities already existing in the time of the Roman and Byzantine empires (three hundred of them are known to us by name); and (3), the fact that, in this same period, the majority of the Jewish nation was living outside the borders of its own land.
WhoWhatWhy
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They also sought to expose the government’s awareness of — even complicity in — Sater’s activities. Their efforts to unseal court documents, including Sater’s legal history, have been met with a concerted pushback by DOJ lawyers, mischaracterizations of the case record, and even — according to the attorneysanonymous death threats. Felix Sater could not be reached for comment. A Stunning Discovery The story of Donald Trump’s business dealings with a Russian mobster might never have come out were it not for a Bayrock employee stumbling upon Sater’s cooperation agreement with the FBI, among other sensitive information, that had inadvertently been left accessible. That employee sought out attorney Fred Oberlander, who combed through the documents. Over time, Oberlander — who was instructing fellow undergraduates at Yale University in computational physics and computer science from age 18 — began to deconstruct the byzantine financial structure that was Bayrock, which allegedly hid a range of crimes, including massive-scale money laundering from sources in the former Soviet Union.
Live Science
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Live Science
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Times of Israel
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Times of Israel
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TIME - Global Spin
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There has been progress, including the approval of a new tax law that aims to sweep aside Indias byzantine system of state and local taxes with a simple, more commerce-friendly alternative. But India remains a notoriously tough place to do business. Seeking to enforce a contract in Indias commercial capital Mumbai? Clear your calendar: it takes an average of nearly four years, according to the World Bank. Now, as the cash ban hits the countrys growth rate, the BJPs overwhelming victory once again turns the spotlight on Modi and his promises and when he will deliver. Eventually, there has to be more than the image of the good guy and the guy who has sincere intentions, says Joshi. This was not a vote for or against one policy. This was a vote for Modi. And such a huge majority brings huge expectations, adds Kumar, the Delhi-based psephologist.