Real Estate

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Let’s Eliminate The Term Middle East – And Response

The term Middle East is imprecise, culturally and geographically biased, susceptible to misunderstanding, and therefore useless in terms of accuracy. Though the term has been called Eurocentric, it is more precisely Anglo-centric, originating at the height of the British imperial century (1815-1914). I also suggest that the related acronym “MENA” (Middle East-North Africa) also be dropped. The broadest definition of the term “Middle East” came at the 2004 conference of the G8 nations, based on the definition of USA’s Bush…

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