A portrait of Scotland: Gallery reopens after £17.6 million renovation

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Today saw Edinburgh’s Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopen following a two-and-a-half-year, £17.6m (US$27.4m) refurbishment. Conversion of office and storage areas sees 60% more space available for displays, and the world’s first purpose-built portrait space is redefining what a portrait gallery should contain; amongst the displays are photographs of the Scottish landscape—portraits

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The Opportunities In Construction Jobs Abroad

Read More About: Mcg Qs By Duncan Freer The Construction Industry operates on a global scale with many opportunities to work abroad. The developed world maintains many types of project, including continuation, decommissioning and environmental work, much of which is implemented by some of the industry’s leading companies, who are diversifying into new markets. Factors

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Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life

Saturday, October 27, 2007 Gay Talese wants to go to Iraq. “It so happens there is someone that’s working on such a thing right now for me,” the 75-year-old legendary journalist and author told David Shankbone. “Even if I was on Al-Jazeera with a gun to my head, I wouldn’t be pleading with those bastards!

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U.S. heiress, designer, and author Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Thursday, June 20, 2019 U.S. heiress Gloria Vanderbilt died on Monday at the age of 95, her son Anderson Cooper announced. She had advanced stomach cancer. Scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family and the subject of a heavily publicized custody battle early in life, she later also became a performer, artist, and designer of porcelain,

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Wikinews Shorts: April 17, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, April 17, 2007. Contents 1 Trial of Jose Padilla under way in Florida 2 North Korea may be shutting down nuclear reactor 3 China mine explosion traps 33 underground 4 Excessive bacon bad for lungs, says academic study 5 E-mail circulating UK Holocaust denial in schools is a

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Dairy cattle with names produce more milk, according to new study

Thursday, January 29, 2009 Giving a cow a name and treating her as an individual with “more personal touch” can increase milk production, so says a scientific research published in the online “Anthrozoos,” which is described as a “multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals”. The Newcastle University‘s School of Agriculture, Food and

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Wikinews interviews Australian blind Paralympic skier Melissa Perrine

Monday, December 10, 2012 Vail, Colorado, United States — Yesterday, Wikinews sat down with Australian blind Paralympic skier Melissa Perrine who was participating in a national team training camp in Vail, Colorado. ((Wikinews)) This is Melissa Perrine. And are you like Jess Gallagher and just here training and not competing? Melissa Perrine: I’m not competing

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News briefs:July 30, 2010

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