July 22, 2018

IOM will host conference

                          The International Organisation for Migration will host in October  the conference  Diaspora in Action Migration and Development. The conference will explore best practices, challenges, opportunities, impact of diaspora interventions, the way forward, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship.

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A new look at Julius Caesar

The world-renowned general Julius Caesar may have been rather less heroic than we imagine, in terms of victories as well as physique. Caesar was largely bald and had a deformed skull, resulting from difficulties during his birth. As for military campaigns, he suffered his greatest defeat in the Low Countries, possibly near the Dutch city of Maastricht, according to new research suggesting that he fought a substantial proportion of the Gallic Wars in the northern part of Gaul. These findings emerged from the research conducted by the archaeologist and author Tom Buijtendorp on Caesar’s activities in the Low Countries, in…

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Beijing Normal University wins ICC Moot Court Competition, Chinese version

Today, 13 July 2018, Beijing Normal University won the final round of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, Chinese version, held in ICC Courtroom II in The Hague (Netherlands). Soochow University and Liaoning University won, respectively, second and third place. The Best Speaker award went to Yiwei Guo of the Beijing Normal University. Sitting on the bench this year were ICC Judge Chang-ho Chung and ICC legal officers Eleni Chaitidou and Anthony Abato. The teams competed on a fictitious case, presenting oral arguments during an appeals hearing in the roles of Prosecution, Defence and Legal Representatives of the Victims….

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Business Circle of the Residentie Orkest at Urban Farmers

The Business Circle of the Residentie Orkest the Hague recently welcomed members at Urban Farmers. Urban Farmers is the largest rooftop farm in Europe. In essence they believe that better food will bring us together. Growing food better is the only recipe for better food. For additional pictures by Robert Huiberts, please open the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109407424@N02/albums/72157698477303374 The Business Circle received a tour through the rooftop farm and fish farm where the concept of the Urban Farm was explained. After this there was a performance of Wouter Vossen (concertmaster), Timu Yakubov (1st violin) and Sven Weyens (cello). They played a…

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The gold of Pharaohs at Grimaldi Forum

Khaled Elanany, Minister of Antiquities of Egypt and Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco – Picture by Gouvernement Princier de Monaco. Friday, 6 July 2018, Principality of Monaco: HSH The Sovereign Prince of Monaco and the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Khaled Elanany, opened the exhibition “L’Or des Pharaons: 2500 ans d’orfèvrerie dans l’Egypte ancienne” (The gold of Pharaohs: 2500 years of goldsmithing in ancient Egypt). The exhibition is on display till 9 September in Monte-Carlo. Following a tradition, a post stamp dedicated to the exhibition has been released that is meant to further the visibility of cultural activities held in…

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Coloratura chez Cartier

15-21 July 2018, Paris, Maison Cartier: Emeralds, spinels, mandarin garnets, turquoises and diamonds stand out in sparkling contrasts and signature pairings that invite you to discover the quintessence of colour in Cartier’s newest collection, Coloratura, on display at 13, rue de la Paix in Paris (by appointment only). For further information:  http://www.cartier.com/en-us/collections/jewelry/exceptional-creations/coloratura.html ——————– Picture by Cartier

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Cartier: The Exhibition at National Gallery of Australia

Ruby necklace for Dame Elizabeth Taylor – Picture by Cartier. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: There are few brands that conjure up quite the same sense of glamour, and this exhibition traces the evolution of that style across the 20th century, starting with pieces worn by the likes of Australian opera star Dame Nellie Melba, who was a client of Cartier at the turn of the century. The exhibition features more than 300 extraordinarily intricate pieces for you to get up close and personal with, worn by royals, film stars and fashion icons alike. One is even be able to catch a close…

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De Beers Haute Couture collection 2018

De-Beers Haute Couture Jewellery – Picture by De Beers. Thursday, 5 July 2018, Paris Haute Couture Week: De Beers centred its showroom with a rough 109-carat diamond of windowpane transparency which, once cut, could likely yield a 50-to-60-carat pear (or emerald-cut diamond). This display of “raw beauty with no filter,” as De Beers CEO François Delage stated it in a press release, showcased the house’s diamond expertise; nearby sat five loose diamonds perhaps worth a cumulate $30 million-plus, just making a brief appearance on their way to becoming bespoke creations.  Stealth diamonds, the ones with once-in-a-blue moon colours, is what clients are after now, CEO Delage noted….

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Chopard Precious Couture Collection 2018

Chopard Precious Couture Collection – Picture by Chopard. Thursday, 5 July 2018, Paris Haute Couture Week: Necklaces dripping with emeralds took central stage at Paris Haute Couture Week as Chopard  joined fashion houses in boasting off their most elaborate creations. Chopard Precious Couture Collection mixed gemstones and precious metals with less noble metals such as aluminium that can be dyed and worked into lightweight, ornate structures. Chopard’s latest high jewellery display include a necklace in red aluminium adorned with rubies and shaped into pompoms. Another highlight was a large cameo pendant mounted onto an necklace made out of iridescent heron and pheasant feathers. For further information:…

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Ethical jewels by Penélope Cruz

July 2018, Paris, France: Spanish Hollywood actress Penélope Cruz embarked on a joint venture with Atelier Swarovski, and presented during Paris Haute Couture Week her new line of ethical jewerelly in the presence of Swarovski’s CEO Nadja Swarovski. A preview into Penélope Cruz’s collection had been offered at the LXXI Cannes Film Festival. Every outstanding design features a combination of Swarovski created diamonds and created rubies and sapphires as well as Swarovski genuine Topaz, all handset in 18-karat fairtrade Gold. This collection ultimately showcases sustainable and innovative high-end jewerelly as all diamonds and gems are laboratory-made for the luxury contient client.  For further information: http://www.atelierswarovski.com/articles/conscious-luxury-on-the-red-carpet

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