Western Daily Press
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Ambitious plans to construct a large mosaic on the grounds of the Bishop's Palace have been curtailed after the Palace pulled out of the project.The mosaic is the brainchild of former King's Head landlord Steve Wilson, now owner of The Square soft play centre on Priory Road.The circular design will be 30 square metres in size and will depict a map of Wells and other elements of the city.It has been designed by local artist Ruth Ames-White, and it was hoped it would be installed on Palace...
Apartment Therapy
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Q: I'm moving into a new, beautiful rental apartment soon. It's got great light and views...and ugly "finger mosaic" wood flooring. What temporary options are there for recovering a floor that would be removable when I eventually move out? Ideally something not too expensive since I can't be sure I'll be able to reuse it in the future.— Sent by Elodie READ MORE »
The Points Guy
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Since he pegs TrueBlue points at 1 to 1.4 cents apiece, I'll go with the middle of that range and use 1.2 cents below. In addition, I'm rounding all numbers below to the nearest $5 to make the calculations a little simpler. Given this information, how does the JetBlue TrueBlue program and its sole elite status tier stack up? Here's what I found: JetBlue Mosaic ($1,840) Mosaic members can enjoy complimentary drinks on all JetBlue flights. The only elite status level in the TrueBlue program is Mosaic status, and you can earn this in two different ways: by flying 30 segments and earning 12,000 base points or by earning 15,000 base points in a calendar year (you earn 3 base points per dollar spent). You can also earn this status outright by spending $50,000 in a calendar year on a JetBlue credit card. For this analysis, I’ll base my numbers on the latter of the two qualification criteria and assume that you earned 18,000 base points, indicating a total spend of $6,000.
America Space
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Mosaic of images taken by Huygens during its descent to the surface of Titan, from an altitude of about 6 miles (10 kilometers). Riverbeds formed by liquid methane can be seen near the center of the image. Image Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Twelve years ago today, one of the most incredible space missions ever [...]
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Flickr user: vaXzine ) How can doctors measure pain? For Mosaic , John Walsh finds out about new ways of assessing the agony. His story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was 2am, I asked what kind of pain it was. “Like something’s biting into me and wont stop,” she said. “Hold on,” I said blearily, “help is at hand.” I brought her a couple of ibuprofen with some water, which she downed, clutching my hand and waiting for the ache to subside. Read 53 remaining paragraphs | Comments
The Huffington Post
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Bad messaging. Terrible optics. These are just a few very simple ways that she could have done better. From pant suit flash mob videos that looked like Gap ads, to completely uninspiring television spots (with the exception of the Gold Star Khan family, which was the only powerful piece of media I had seen the campaign run) to mosaic mashups of celebrities all montaging the same tired old message. It all just flopped. Add to that an ineffective speaker, whose speeches were canned, rehearsed and stiff, and she was an easy target. If you think that they don't "sell us our presidents the same way they sell us our clothes and our cars", you are mistaken. Hillary should have been as exciting as Obama in 2008. Our first female president, and even I, a devoted liberal had to rev up my own engine to muster any level of enthusiasm for her. I knocked on doors in Pennsylvania.
TIME - Top Stories
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ABC News - Western Australia
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The Huffington Post
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The term "Middle East" - coined in the 19th century - fails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam - and continue to do so today.
Informed Comment
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
Informed Comment
7 days
For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
BBC One Wales
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I think the most beautiful thing was looking at the mosaic. As you were sort of sweeping that away, that must have felt wonderful. That was a magic experience.
BBC One London
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They've been so flabbergasting, the things we've seen. I think the most beautiful thing was looking at the mosaic. As you were sort of sweeping that away, that must have felt wonderful. That was a magic experience. Something I will never forget. And I think Naples is one of the places in the world where you can really get a sense of people building on the foundations of civilisations that came before them.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Flickr user: vaXzine ) How can doctors measure pain? For Mosaic , John Walsh finds out about new ways of assessing the agony. His story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was 2am, I asked what kind of pain it was. “Like something’s biting into me and wont stop,” she said. “Hold on,” I said blearily, “help is at hand.” I brought her a couple of ibuprofen with some water, which she downed, clutching my hand and waiting for the ache to subside. Read 53 remaining paragraphs | Comments
ABC News - International
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TIME - Top Stories
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This program would help to bring our country together. Serving side-by-side, young Americans from different regions, income levels, races, ethnicities and religious beliefs would work in common cause for the betterment of our society while developing a deeper appreciation for the diversity of races, cultures and talents that embody the American mosaic. While fostering tolerance, compassion and understanding, the friendships that are born will help each young person discover opportunities they might never have known. Serving our country would bridge the gap that often exists between people from different backgrounds, reverse the stratification of our society and present an accessible path for all our young people to succeed in the real world. American National Service can revitalize the American Dream. Although aspects of what that means have changed over time, the core notion of a meritocracythat there are opportunities for everyone on a level playing field, with the ability to provide a better way of life for oneself and familyare as vital today as ever.
The Iran Project
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Fast Company
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They used to be reliably dank and maybe even a little scary. But a host of chic new hostels are proving thrifty can also be luxurious. They used to be reliably dank and maybe even a little scary. But a host of chic new hostels are proving thrifty can also be luxurious. When I made my way through European hostels a decade ago, I remember dreaming of a future in which I could pay for something fancy. Back then, fancy meant privacy, pools, mosaic-floor lobbies, and coffee drinks with foam. It meant anything more upscale than the bare, bleak, and decrepit hostels that would later inspire a horror film franchise. Read Full Story
Forbes
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In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Materials stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.8%. Within that group, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) and Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 6.0% and 3.6%, respectively. Among the high volume ETFs, one ETF [...]
Daily Mail - USA
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SPACE.com
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The Northern Echo
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AN artwork, believed to be one of the longest public mosaics in the UK, has been unveiled on a North Yorkshire sea wall.
Mashable
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Becoming a homeowner, until now, was a great milestone. But everything has changed now that some lucky homeowners stumbled into the ideal living situation bathing alongside a Mandy Moore mosaic. SEE ALSO: In praise of Mandy Moore's sperm tattoo They apparently didn't even realize their great fortune until a member of their social circle pointed out that it was, indeed, Mandy. Their shower features a vintage Mandy Moore snap from her blonder "Candy" era. The rest of us can only hope to be so lucky. my friend's friend bought an apt in Queens and there was a Mandy Moore mosaic in the shower pic.twitter.com/JtBZ2NBEX1 Peter W. Kaplan (@walkerkaplan) January 2, 2017 Read more... More about Celebrities , Mandy Moore , Home Decor , Watercooler , and Music
BBC News - Top Stories
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