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    Domino’s Delivery Woman Kidnapped, Raped At Gunpoint After Antioch Delivery

    Suspect accused of kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault of a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in Antioch on February 8, 2015. (Eastcountytoday.net) ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — A Domino’s delivery woman was kidnapped and raped at gunpoint by a teen customer Sunday morning after trying to deliver him a pizza in Antioch, police said. The woman, 22, was making the delivery on the 2800 block of Bluebell Circle at 11:20 a.m. when an armed 17-year-old male forced her back into her delivery car, Sgt. Dimitri Barakos told KPIX 5. The suspect forced her to drive to an undisclosed area where he raped her, Sgt. Barakos said. He fled the car on foot…

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    Turkey sees fall in sale of real estate

    (MENAFN – Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19 By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: In April 2018, the volume of real estate sales in Turkey decreased by 9.9 percent compared to the same period in 2017 to 103,807 units of real estate, the Institute of Statistics of Turkey (TUİK) said in a message. During this period, 17,414 units of real estate were sold in Istanbul, 10,352 units of real estate – in Ankara, and 6,418 units of real estate – in Izmir. “The remaining 69,623 units of real estate fall to the share of other Turkish cities,” TUİK repotted. During the reported period, in Turkey, 2,043 units of real…

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    These ancient mosaics were buried on the lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

    A mosaic panel in the East Portico of House of the Evil Eye in Antioch, modern-day Turkey. Photo taken in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of Antioch Expedition Archives, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. ST. PETERSBURG — Why were the mosaics buried on the lawn in the first place? That was a mystery. But there they were at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, two ancient pieces dating from the years 100 to 300, sitting beneath the grass on the east lawn for nearly 30 years. It’s a rather surprising place to find ancient mosaics. The museum’s collection spans 5,000 years, but it only opened along the downtown…

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    Going Global With Real Estate ETFs

    Domestic real estate stocks and related exchange traded funds are struggling this year. For example, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSE: VNQ), the largest fund in this category and the largest sector ETF of any stripe, is lower by more than 6 percent year-to-date. Global real estate funds have been significantly better. Just look at the FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund (NYSE: GQRE), which sports only a modest year-to-date loss. GQRE, which debuted in November 2013, tracks the Northern Trust Global Quality Real Estate Index and has $264.59 million in assets under management. The Federal Reserve boosted interest rates three times last year. One rate hike has been…

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    Turkey makes major presence at Cityscape Qatar

    DOHA: At the four-day Cityscape Qatar, where top-notch regional and international developers are showcasing their projects, Turkish players are out in full force at the event. Over half a dozen developers have showcased their iconic projects at the expo, inviting international investors to be part of Turkey’s economic and social growth. Turkish companies have displayed a wide range of real estate opportunities including residential, office, commercial, hotel & leisure, retail, industrial and infrastructure. Turkey’s foreign investment bodies; project management companies, construction companies, property advisors, real estate solution providers, corporate end users and retailers are also making their active presence at the event. Turkey is an attractive partner of choice for…

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    Florida Museum Unearths Ancient Mosaics It Buried Years Ago and Forgot About

    Mosaic fragment from the east lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida (all photos courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg) For almost three decades, buried treasure lay beneath the lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in St. Petersburg, Florida. Conservators recently unearthed two ancient mosaics, originally excavated from the ancient city of Antioch, that the museum had acquired in the 1960s. It turns out that those responsible for placing them beneath soil were actually museum officials, who did so as an unorthodox and mysterious storage solution that puzzles staff to this day. Mosaic fragment from the east lawn of the Museum of Fine…

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    White nationalist alliance plans “White Lives Matter” rally for Tennessee

    Over the next few months, the Nationalist Socialist Movement, along with southern nationalist groups, will hold rallies in Tennessee. When the Nationalist Front first formed in 2016, they united the fledgeling white nationalist groups scattered across the U.S. under a banner of common values: traditionalism, anti-capitalism and the achievement of a white ethno-state. The last time they met — in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a part of the Unite the Right rally in August — it brought the subject of white nationalism into the public consciousness like no other rally yet this century. And now, they’re coming together again. On Oct. 28, the Nationalist Front will descend on the small town…

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    12 Hidden Athens Gems Spotted by Locals

    What is it that makes Athens special to live in and experience on a day-to-day basis? If you ask our Spotters, that would be the unpretentious Mediterranean-meets-Oriental tsipouro and meze bars/restaurants; the indie cinemas (always playing movies in their original language with Greek subtitles); it’d be the sidestreets in the centre that so delicately strike the balance between decline, neglect, vitality and reappropriation, or the great weather that makes exploring in the city a joy of its own. Here are some of our picks for some of the most unique, locals gems in Athens, in the words of our very own team of Spotters. Stunning views from atop a neglected…

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    2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Unearthed Under Florida Art Museum

    After five mosaics dating back to ancient Antioch were acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg in the mid-1960s, museum officials buried two of them in the east lawn near the sculpture garden. The reason why the Hellenistic art ended up underground has been lost in the subsequent decades. But as Maggie Duffy reports for Tampa Bay Times, a restoration project is underway to revive the mosaics and their history. Duffy reports that mosaics were first discovered by a team from Princeton University in the 1930s during a dig in the ancient Greco-Roman city’s ruins near the modern-day borders of Turkey and Syria. According to the museum’s…