Monthly Archives: September 2021

Bike diaries: cruise with the “American Utopia” family

On a quay in Queens, David Byrne’s musical biker gang was getting ready to leave. “Are we ready?” Byrne called. It was a late August Saturday, and the gang – three percussionists, a guitarist, a bassist and I, along with a daredevil photographer and a lighting assistant – sat astride bikes as Byrne , our fearless leader on two wheels, ...

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Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City announces new Director of Marketing and Communications

Jera Hermosa has been promoted to Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City. She is now the new Marketing and Communication Director of the 5-star hotel in Dubai. Jera graduated in Tourism Management from the Philippines and has 9 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2018, joining Melia Desert Palm Dubai as Sales ...

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The letter of freedom to the Romans

Rome, Italy-Apart from Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura, commonly known as St. Paul’s Basilica, stands an imposing marble statue of a man who seems ready to do battle with the world. Bearded and hooded, he holds a Bible in his left hand and a long cross in his right, but holds the cross to his chest as if ...

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MPM expands its team with the appointment of Pete Smith, PhD, RNA expert and senior biotechnology executive

CAMBRIDGE, Mass .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – MPM, a leading biotech investment firm with nearly three decades of experience building and investing in early stage therapeutic companies, today announced the recent appointment of the CEO of biotechnology Pete Smith, PhD, on his team of MPM entrepreneurs. Pete brings a wealth of experience to MPM having spent over thirty years in the ...

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This season presents a golden age for QBs

Patrick Mahomes changed the position of the QB. Photo by CBS Sports. It’s not daring to suggest that 2021 is a great time to be a quarterback. The NFL continues to rely heavily on the pass, and the rules protecting the QB have only been tightened in recent years. No position can match the importance of a quarterback. The reputation ...

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New golden age of Danish design sees Copenhagen rival Milan

Danish design is experiencing a “golden age” with Copenhagen becoming a manufacturing center comparable to Milan, according to Anders Byriel, CEO of Danish textile brand Kvadrat. “We have big companies and it looks like the area around Milan,” he said, referring to the concentration of design-focused furniture and lighting manufacturers in northern Italy. Copenhagen becomes the “third hub” after Milan ...

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Not the golden age of the PH economy – Manila Bulletin

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the nation with an iron fist from September 21, 1972 until his overthrow on February 25, 1986. In the media social, its supporters claimed that the Philippines was the “richest country in Asia” during the Marcos era which they saw as the ...

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