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Staging a Construction Site with Luxury Furniture – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

To maximize the space, Mr. Landau said the six townhouses have ceilings up to 20 feet high and ample glass to fill their centers with light. A standard configuration includes 3,700 square feet with four bedrooms, four baths, two powder rooms and an elevator. Each house will also have basement access to parking and the option to use amenities at a neighboring condo building. No contracts have been signed since…

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Friday, October 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Now, recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make-up of the broader Trump administration shows that with over 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much…

Brexit Secretary David Davis to make case for ‘no deal’ to cabinet – Business Insider

Friday, October 20, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis on stage at the Conservative Party conference Carl Court/Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis will present the case for a “no deal” Brexit to the cabinet at the end of October. Davis has previously said that no deal was a “very distant possibility.” Other senior ministers have said no deal is “unthinkable”. LONDON — David Davis will make the case for a “no deal” Brexit in an…

Norway Names Soreide New Foreign Minister in Cabinet Shuffle – Bloomberg

Friday, October 20, 2017

Norway appointed Ine Eriksen Soreide foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle after Prime Minister Erna Solberg was re-elected last month. Soreide, who was previously defense minister, replaces Borge Brende who’s leaving to become president of the World Economic Forum, the government announced on Friday in Oslo. Frank Bakke-Jensen, the current EEA and EU affairs minister, will take over at the defense ministry. Marit Berger Rosland, now a state secretary at…

Brexit Secretary David Davis to make case for ‘no deal’ to cabinet – Business Insider

Friday, October 20, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis on stage at the Conservative Party conference Carl Court/Getty Images Brexit Secretary David Davis will present the case for a “no deal” Brexit to the cabinet at the end of October. Davis has previously said that no deal was a “very distant possibility.” Other senior ministers have said no deal is “unthinkable”. LONDON — David Davis will make the case for a “no deal” Brexit in an…

White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet’s profile – Reuters

Friday, October 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. U.S. President Donald Trump is surrounded by his cabinet, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (L-R), Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David…

Spain calls extraordinary Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader’s threat – FRANCE 24

Friday, October 20, 2017

Catalonia’s leader on Thursday threatened to explicitly declare independence if no talks with the central government were offered. Spain then called a special Cabinet session to activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the central government for him to backtrack on…

Trump’s Cabinet is the absolute best of all time. Ever. – Washington Post

Friday, October 20, 2017

It’s about time somebody gives Donald Trump the credit he deserves. Even if that person is Donald Trump. “We’re doing a lot of great things,” the president said at the start of a Cabinet meeting Monday. Further, he said, “we are getting tremendous accolades for what we’re doing.” What’s more, “the Justice Department is doing a fantastic job,” while the economy is growing “phenomenally,” except for the drag from those…

Trump’s Cabinet is the absolute best of all time. Ever. – Kinston Free Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

By DANA MILBANK It’s about time somebody gives Donald Trump the credit he deserves. Even if that person is Donald Trump. “We’re doing a lot of great things,” the president said at the start of a Cabinet meeting Monday. Further, he said, “we are getting tremendous accolades for what we’re doing.” What’s more, “the Justice Department is doing a fantastic job,” while the economy is growing…

Spain calls extraordinary Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader’s threat – FRANCE 24

Friday, October 20, 2017

Catalonia’s leader on Thursday threatened to explicitly declare independence if no talks with the central government were offered. Spain then called a special Cabinet session to activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the central government for him to backtrack on…

Remodeling Tips from the Pros – Orlando Sentinel

Friday, October 20, 2017

Give your home fresh appeal with innovative color palettes, mixed metals and fixtures fit to bejewel any room Long before the hype of HGTV, Keith Vellequette was flipping houses as a hobby. In fact, he had such a knack for it that friends — and friends of friends — started hiring him. Before long, he had his own business. Today, KBF Design Gallery, with a showroom in Altamonte Springs, is…

10 Questions With Loretto Leary Of Leary’s Liquor Cabinet – Patch.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

Like an ancient vine, Leary’s Liquor Cabinet has roots in Darien that date back more than 40 years. The family-owned and operated liquor store has a wide variety of reasonably priced alcohol options, with a team of experts on hand to offer assistance and suggestions on food pairings for their extensive merchandise. Loretto Leary, owner of Leary’s Liquor Cabinet, is a proud supporter of local charities and believes that giving…

Spain calls extraordinary Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader’s threat – FRANCE 24

Friday, October 20, 2017

Catalonia’s leader on Thursday threatened to explicitly declare independence if no talks with the central government were offered. Spain then called a special Cabinet session to activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the central government for him to backtrack on…

South Africa: Cabinet Applauds National Tourism Monitors Programme – AllAfrica.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cabinet has welcomed the launch of the National Tourism Monitors Programme in Soweto, which aims to improve the safety of tourists. Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa launched the pilot programme in Gauteng on Tuesday. The programme places youth aged 18 – 35 in tourism hubs like Vilakazi Street in Orlando, Soweto, where they will help to improve tourist safety. The programme, which further aims to revive the township tourism economy, will…

Rutte Finalizing New Dutch Cabinet After Record-Long Coalition Talks – Bloomberg

Friday, October 20, 2017

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has started on the final step in what’s already been the longest ever process of forming a new government in the Netherlands: assembling the team of ministers that will make up his third cabinet. The administration to be known as Rutte III will have 16 cabinet ministers — six from the premier’s own Liberals, four each from the Christian Democrats and the progressive centrist D66 party…

Kitchen and Bath Tips from a 40-Year Design Veteran – Chicagomag.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

This Week’s Top Story Barbara Sallick is the founder of high-end bath and kitchen brand Waterworks (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, waterworks.com) and a pioneer on all things related to home and water. During Design Chicago, she spoke with Chicago about what she’s seen during her 40 years in the business of making functional living spaces luxurious. What’s…

Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The furniture rental industry is stuck in the last. Current options involve old-school companies like CORT where most of the inventory will make your apartment look like a dorm room, or a place like Rent-A-Center where you’ll almost certainly pay many times what the item is actually worth. Enter Feather, a company trying to breathe some life into the aging industry by letting you rent good-looking, modern furniture from anywhere from…

Catalan Leader Calls for Talks; Spain Calls Cabinet Session – Voice of America

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Catalonia’s leader on Thursday threatened to explicitly declare independence if no talks with the central government were offered. Spain then called a special Cabinet session to be held over the weekend to activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with minutes to spare before the expiration of a deadline set by the central…

Spain calls Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader’s threat – Sacramento Bee

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The crisis over Catalonia’s quest for independence escalated Thursday, as Spain’s central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its leader refused to abandon secession. In his latest display of brinkmanship, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont sent a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy just minutes before a deadline set by Madrid for him to backtrack on his calls to…