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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V

Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […] The post Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Global, Sales, General Motors, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, EVs, New Cars, Fuel Economy

Gaming technology recreates 16th-century music in Scottish chapel

Researchers capture how choral music would have sounded in birthplace of Mary Queen of ScotsThe sounds of an Easter concert performed for James IV in a Scottish chapel have been recreated using gaming technology alongside groundbreaking recording techniques that allow specialists to model how acoustics would have been affected by long-destroyed interior details, such as the curve of an alabaster sculpture or an oak roof beam.Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have soun...
Tags: Music, Science, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Archaeology, Mary Queen of Scots, James IV, Linlithgow Palace, Mary Queen of ScotsThe

Gaming technology recreates C16th music in a Scottish chapel

Researchers capture how choral music would have sounded in birthplace of Mary Queen of ScotsThe sounds of an Easter concert performed for James IV in a Scottish chapel have been recreated using gaming technology alongside groundbreaking recording techniques that allow specialists to model how acoustics would have been affected by long-destroyed interior details, such as the curve of an alabaster sculpture or an oak roof beam.Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have soun...
Tags: Music, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Mary Queen of Scots, James IV, Linlithgow Palace, Mary Queen of ScotsThe

Glastonbury among those to share £400m from Covid recovery fund

Culture secretary announces details of second tranche of grants and loans for arts and heritage sectorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 2,700 arts and heritage organisations, from Glastonbury festival to Bamburgh Castle to the Young Vic, are to share £400m in grants and loans from the UK government’s culture recovery fund.The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, announced details of the second big tranche of money from a £1.57bn fund, which was unveiled last July...
Tags: Politics, UK, Theatre, Culture, Heritage, Stage, Festivals, Arts policy, Glastonbury, Vic, Bamburgh Castle, Coronavirus, Oliver Dowden

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveils a new collection of 13 spotlight voyages. And each voyage is filled with one-of-a-kind onboard and shoreside experiences. Before we get started, you should know that Regent is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please  CLICK HERE . Ok.  Let’s get to the announcement: Regent’s 13 Spotlight Voyages  Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cr...
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Diana, Princess of Wales, to be celebrated with London blue plaque

Diana to be among six women honoured as part of English Heritage’s scheme following public campaignDiana, Princess of Wales, is to be celebrated with a blue plaque in what would have been her 60th birthday year.English Heritage on Thursday announced its 2021 plaques for six women, who also include the anti-slavery campaigner Ellen Craft; Caroline Norton, who helped change Britain’s divorce laws; and the fashion designer Jean Muir. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Wales, UK News, Britain, Heritage, Diana, Princess of Wales, Caroline Norton, Diana Princess, Ellen Craft, Jean Muir

WATCH: Johnny Juzang, Cody Riley and UCLA players when they were in high school

  Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. It wasn’t that long ago when the core of the UCLA men’s basketball team was competing in the Daily News’ backyard. I had the pleasure of covering Johnny Juzang at Harvard-Westlake, Cody Riley at Sierra Canyon, Jules Bernard at Windward, David Singleton at Bishop Montgomery, Jaime Jaquez Jr. at Camarillo High, Jake Kyman at Santa Margarita, Jaylen Clark at Etiwanda and even Russell Stong at Crespi. Here a...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Heritage, Nba, Ventura County, High School Sports, Ucla, Santa Margarita, Daily News, Riley, Bernard, Stanley, UCLA Bruins, Etiwanda, Singleton

The Royal Albert Hall at 150: 'It's the Holy Grail for musicians'

It’s hosted opera greats, suffragette rallies, Hitchcock films, sports events, sci-fi conventions – and, of course, the Proms and countless rock gigs. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Abba recall their moments on the hallowed stageThe Royal Albert Hall is 150 years old today (and the Guardian was there to see it opened by Queen Victoria). With a design based on a Roman amphitheatre, stacked balconies pack the audience close to the action – and at a capacity touching 6,000, the number of visitors ent...
Tags: Music, London, The Who, Culture, Pop and rock, Ozzy Osbourne, Heritage, Classical Music, Jazz, Fleetwood Mac, Folk Music, Muse, Opera, Shirley Bassey, Abba, Led Zeppelin

Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts

Exclusive: palace and government refuse to say why exemption from 2017 law was deemed necessaryPolice have been barred from searching the Queen’s private estates for stolen or looted artefacts after ministers granted her a personal exemption from a law that protects the world’s cultural property, the Guardian can reveal.Buckingham Palace and the government are refusing to say why it was deemed necessary in 2017 to give the Queen an exemption that prevents police from searching Balmoral and Sandr...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Heritage, Monarchy, The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Sandringham, Balmoral

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Loaded Like a Freight Train

The Bentley Continental GT Speed is 650 HP and 664 ft.-lb. of torque, with an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive. It’ll do 0-60 in 3.5-seconds, with a top speed of 208 MPH, the third generation of Speed models, details of which were released today. Years ago, when the first Continental GT Speed was introduced, […] The post 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Loaded Like a Freight Train appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Speed, Heritage, Luxury, Autos, Engines, Bentley, Continental, Bentley Continental, Enthusiasm, Bentley Motors, Rare Rides, Grand Tourer

Rio Tinto pledges to protect cultural heritage after Juukan Gorge disaster

Chief executive Jakob Stausholm says he will make heritage protection be ‘felt in the hearts and minds’ of his employeesRio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm has pledged to make protecting cultural heritage an issue which is “felt in the hearts and minds” of his employees in an effort to avoid another Juukan Gorge-style disaster.The mining company on Tuesday announced it would publicly report to investors on its progress on improving cultural heritage systems and renewing trust with traditio...
Tags: Australia news, Mining, Heritage, Rio Tinto, Indigenous Australians, Jakob Stausholm

Longines Starts 2021 Strong With The Avigation BigEye Titanium Watch

Longines has been killing recently. I mean it! The brand from Saint-Imier had a pretty good 2020, and it seems pretty intent on keeping that momentum going in 2021. The well-received Spirit collection knocked it out of the park and won plaudits from across the industry. The Heritage line of watches also saw a bit […] Visit Longines Starts 2021 Strong With The Avigation BigEye Titanium Watch to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Heritage, Spirit, Watch Talk, Saint Imier

Mumbai: a virtual tour through books, film, music and food

India’s most cosmopolitan city offers a dramatic blend of Bollywood idols, opera, street stalls and gripping tales of the underworldIn Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, the protagonist Saleem Sinai returns to the city of his birth – then called Bombay, officially renamed Mumbai in 1995 – in a third-class train carriage, lulled by the familiar chant: “abracadabra abracadabra abracadabra sang the wheels as they bore us back-to-Bom”. He finds it changed, its shoreline reclaimed from the sea, th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Heritage, Food And Drink, Cultural Trips, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, India Holidays, Mumbai Holidays, Salman Rushdie, Saleem Sinai

High school football scores for Friday and Saturday games

FOOTBALL SCORES Saturday’s games CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Beaumont 58, Redlands 12 Citrus Valley 53, Redlands East Valley 7 Cajon 30, Yucaipa 18 INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE Vista del Lago 62, Canyon Springs 0 MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE Hesperia 28, Sultana 0 Apple Valley 45, Serrano 7 MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE San Jacinto 49, Tahquitz 20 OLYMPIC LEAGUE Heritage Christian 24, Village Christian 19 NONLEAGUE Villa Park 45, Brea Olinda 0 Jurupa Hills 35, Moreno Valley 0 Elsinore 46, Lakeside 6 Citrus Hill 39, Riverside Poly...
Tags: Sports, Sport, World, Soccer, Heritage, Cypress, Mayfair, Sonora, Esperanza, Monrovia, Notre Dame, Kennedy, Valencia, High School Sports, San Marino, Tesoro

'Self-satisfied pork butcher': Shakespeare grave effigy believed to be definitive likeness

Exclusive: Bust in Holy Trinity church was modelled by tomb-maker Nicholas Johnson, research findsThey say you should never meet your heroes, which has been just as well for literature fans who for centuries have been told they would never even see an accurate likeness of William Shakespeare. Until recently, there were only two definitive portraits of the playwright widely regarded to be the greatest writer in the English language and both were thought to have been painted posthumously. Art crit...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Nicholas Johnson, Thomas Overbury

Wipe wallpaper with white bread? It works, says English Heritage

List of historical cleaning methods includes using milk on flagstones but advises against rubbing potatoes on paintingsDo consider using skimmed milk on a flagstone floor, or fresh white bread on wallpaper, heritage experts confidently advise. But please do not follow the advice of housekeepers who used potatoes to clean oil paintings, or Worcestershire sauce to polish the silver.As some people prepare for a spring clean, English Heritage has revealed some of its best historical cleaning tips – ...
Tags: UK News, Culture, Heritage, Homes, Worcestershire

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1 .Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast 2. Michael Geist 3. BC Provincial Court eNews 4. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 5. Legal Feeds Jumping off the Ivory Tower Podcast Bl...
Tags: Law, Canada, Heritage, House Of Commons, Supreme Court of Canada, Michael Geist, Provincial Court, Monday’s Mix, University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog, University of Alberta Faculty, BC Provincial Court, Provincial Court of BC, Steven Guilbeault, Legal Feeds Supreme Court

What happened on HMS Terror? Divers plan return to Franklin wrecks

Scientists hope that ice will give up more clues to the fate of the 1845 Arctic expedition to find the Northwest PassageIt remains one of the greatest mysteries of naval exploration. What doomed John Franklin’s 1845 attempt to sail the Northwest Passage, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, in his ships Erebus and Terror?The expedition claimed the lives of all 129 men and has gripped the public’s imagination for the past century and a half. Now Canadian researchers are facing a crucial decision on ...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Heritage, Arctic, Archaeology, Exploration, Pacific, Franklin, John Franklin, Northwest PassageIt

Boris Johnson rules out return of Parthenon marbles to Greece

Prime minister says sculptures taken by Lord Elgin would remain in Britain as they had been legally acquiredBoris Johnson has used his first interview with a European newspaper since becoming the UK’s prime minister to issue a point-blank rejection of the Parthenon marbles being returned to Greece.Johnson insisted the sculptures, removed from Greece by Lord Elgin in circumstances that have since spurred one of the world’s most famous cultural rows, would remain in Britain because they had been l...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Greece, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Parthenon, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Parthenon marbles, Lord Elgin

Bronze age burial site in Spain suggests women were among rulers

Researchers in Murcia find exquisite objects at women’s graves later used as sites for elite warrior burialsA burial site found in Spain – described by archaeologists as one of the most lavish bronze age graves discovered to date in Europe – has sparked speculation that women may have been among the rulers of a highly stratified society that flourished on the Iberian peninsula until 1550BC.Since 2013, a team of more than a dozen researchers have been investigating the site of La Almoloya in the ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Culture, Heritage, Archaeology, Murcia, La Almoloya

The Parsis of Ceylon: The few that made the difference | Lost & Forgotten

Dr. Zameer Careem, a Sri Lankan historian speaks about the Parsis of Sri Lanka
Tags: Life, History, Heritage, Ceylon, Zameer Careem

The 8 best affordable Airbnbs in Austin, all under $200 a night

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Austin, Texas is known for its laid-back vibe, awesome food and music scene, and outdoor attractions.From bungalows in historic neighborhoods to sleek lofts, we found top-rated Airbnbs across the city.These exceptional Austin Airbnbs are all affordable and range from $87 to $194 per night to start.While it's the capital of Texas and the seat of state government, Austin is best known as the Live Mu...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Cdc, Trends, Austin, Heritage, Queens, Who, Nice, Sxsw, Amy, Clarksville, UT, Edison, Windsor Park, Soco

Vive la Commune? The working-class insurrection that shook the world

As Paris prepares to commemorate the 150th anniversary, the communards’ vision of a new form of radical democracy is once again dividing FranceA couple of years ago, as railway workers demonstrated in Paris against proposed government reforms, a banner in the crowd offered a blast from France’s revolutionary past: “We don’t care about May ’68,” read its slogan. “We want 1871.”It was a message that the protesters meant business. These days, the students’ revolt of 1968, and its injunctions to “Be...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Culture, Heritage, Paris, Focus, Mathilde Larrère

Ikea to Lulu via John Lewis: The short shelf life of interior design at No 10

Decorating the PM’s flat is always a costly affair, but Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are moving up to a new luxury price pointThe Wallfashion Bureau, a group representing the British wallpaper industry, declared itself insulted. Derry Irvine, the first of Tony Blair’s lord chancellors, had defended the expenditure of £59,000 on handmade wallpaper on the grounds that “you are talking about quality materials which are capable of lasting for 60 or 70 years. You are not talking about something d...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, Design, UK News, Heritage, Ikea, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Lulu, Melania Trump, Carrie Symonds, Wallfashion Bureau, Derry Irvine, Terry Langstroth

The Post teases that a comic book collection can pay for a house renovation...

in ... How a comic book collection helped build a home renovation [in print as Vintage comics aid a modern renovation] By Scott Sowers Washington Post March 6, 2021 online at but all they say in the story is...   "As additional funding was needed, the decision was made to cash in the comics. Snotherly...
Tags: Post, Comics, Heritage, Dallas, Levi, Mike Rhode, Comic Book Collectors, Scott Sowers Washington Post

Guedra Guedra: Vexillology review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month

(On the Corner)Abdellah M Hassak integrates the rhythms of north African folk music with a bassline-heavy electronic pulseFrom the spiritual polyrhythms of gnawa to the looping vocalisations of Sufism and the percussive tessellations of Berber folk, the world of north African cultures meet in the music of Morocco. Producer Abdellah M Hassak, AKA Guedra Guedra, has taken these rhythms as the core of his work. His name comes from the Berber dance music performed on the guedra drum; his debut EP, 2...
Tags: Music, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Heritage, Morocco, Sun, Dance music, Folk Music, Electronic Music, Ammar Kalia, Guedra Guedra, Abdellah M Hassak

Federal government steps in to halt Bathurst go-kart track three days before construction to start

Traditional owners to show Sussan Ley the sacred women’s site they fear will be destroyed by the proposed trackThe federal environment minister, Sussan Ley, has stepped in at the last minute to stop construction of a contentious go-kart track at Wahluu/Mount Panorama in Bathurst over concerns it threatens a sacred Indigenous site.Ley made an emergency protection declaration on Friday, three days before construction was due to begin at the famous motor racing site in regional New South Wales. Con...
Tags: Australia news, Heritage, New South Wales, Indigenous Australians, Sussan Ley, Bathurst, Ley, Wahluu Mount Panorama

Reviving Mosul’s Cultural Museum, Six Years After ISIS Destroyed It

It was six years ago last week that extremist forces rampaged through the place, smashing ancient Assyrian sculptures with sledgehammers, burning books, looting anything sellable, and wrecking the building. Here’s a look at how a consortium assembled by the Smithsonian, the Louvre, the World Monuments Fund, and the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage is assessing the extent of the damage (yes, still) and making plans to repair it. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Isis, Heritage, Louvre, Visual, Mosul, 03.02.21, Iraqi State Board of Antiquities

'Deep Nostalgia' AI brings old photos to life through animation

Deep Nostalgia uses machine learning to animate static images.The AI can animate images by "looking" at a single facial image, and the animations include movements such as blinking, smiling and head tilting.As deepfake technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, some are concerned about how bad actors might abuse the technology to manipulate the pubic. A new service gives new life to the past by using artificial intelligence to convert static images into moving videos.Called Deep Nostalgia, ...
Tags: Technology, Samsung, History, Computers, Heritage, Innovation, Moscow, Machine Learning, Ai, Neanderthal, My Heritage, Samsung AI Center, Andrey Frolov @Andrey Frolov