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THE OTHER SIDE OF MACAU

From fusion cuisine to spectacular performances to a colorful blend of history, the peninsula has more than one way to hit the jackpot.

LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST coast of mainland China and with a history that includes centuries as a Portuguese outpost, Macau is a curious blend of cultures. Now though it is probably best known for its glitzy Las Vegas-like casino scene and grand hotel complexes including the Sheraton Macao Hotel (the largest Sheraton in the world) and the Conrad Macao. And the boom doesn’t seem to be ending soon, new projects planned for the near future include the

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THE HOUSE THAT PIETERS PARENTS BUILT

This modern barn on Jacobsdal wine farm in Stellenborsch is home to Koba and Cornelis Dumas and their two young sons

At the southwestern edge of the Stellenbosch wine region, on the vine shrouded slopes overlooking a gleaming False Bay, is a silver grey barn. A barn filled with beautiful furniture and books and photographs and laughter. A barn that’s actually a house. And in the house lives a little boy called Pieter, and his father and mother and baby brother, Stefan, and their two dogs, Suki and Simba. Happily ever after.

Two years ago Pieter’s parents, Cornells and Koba.

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The Bike That Berg Built

As a bike builder, Denny Berg has a lot to answer for—not least being his Cobra Sport Wing, created a full 10 years before Honda pulled the wraps off its new-for-2013 Gold Wing F6B. Similarities between Berg’s one-off custom and Honda’s production bagger are no coincidence. Of course, I may be biased. Denny is a good friend, and I count one of his builds, a hot-rod BSA Gold Star, among the handful of my bikes I’ll take to the grave. I’ve never told him this, but that Beezer, bought as a $100 basketcase when I was in junior college, significantly

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Ferries in the news

BERGENSFJORD • The Fjord Line vessel, once on Harwich-Cuxhaven service as Duchess of Scandinavia for DFDS, goes to STX Rauma at the end of the year for a four-month, €30 million conversion from night to day ferry before opening a Stromstad-Sandefjord service.

FILIPPOS • It was reported by Optima that Filippos has been sold to Turkish breakers after a 40-year career as a freight ro-ro. The vessel worked on the North Sea as Tor Dania and Tor Hollandia for Tor Line and then DFDS. One of a series of ten 1,515-lane-metre vessels built at the Framnaes yard in Sandefjord, Norway,

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Built on the Tyne

For over 160 years the Hawthorn Leslie shipyard on the Tyne built ships and the engines that powered them. Steven Tindale looks back at the history of the Hebburn yard, which had a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence.

Alook through the Port of Tyne handbook for 1967 reveals that there were a total of 27 shipbuilding berths, four slipways and 30 dry docks on both sides of the river. Today there is only one operational dock, at the A&P facility at Hebburn. Those statistics in themselves are a stark reminder of the decline of British shipbuilding, but adjacent to

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Bulldog Breed

The Mack AC is quite a remarkable truck. The first example was built in 1916 and after a further 40,297 the final Mack AC came out of the factory in 1939. A production run of 24 years without any significant changes to the design is really quite unusual feat suggesting that the designers got it right first time.

The origins of Mack go back to 1901 when the Mack brothers formed the “Mack Brothers Company” in New York and built their first vehicle (a 1-ton bus) the same year. Four years later the business had moved to Allentown Pennsylvania and

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Yacht St. Peter was taken out of the shop

The yacht "St. Peter", which served as the prototype for a vessel of the same name built in 1693, is being built at a shipyard Solovetsky Maritime Museum since 2003. Today the ship was taken out of the shipyard to continue the work: installation mast, rigging and decor.

 

At the same time continue and domestic work. "Saint Peter" is planned into the water July 30 this year, and then will begin sea trials in the White Sea. Solovetsky Maritime Museum — a non-profit project of the NGO "Association of Northern Navigation" — Orthodox Museum,

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Yamal village one of the most comfortable in Russia

Khanymey, Recognized as one of the most comfortable settlements of Russia, was awarded the diploma of the Russian Government and the cash prize. The village was incorporated into the four winners in the category of "rural settlements with a population of 3 to 5 thousand people." Victory shared with him Morgaushskiy settlement (Chuvash Republic) and village Hvastovichi and Przemysl (Kaluga region).Only in this category to be the most comfortable together more than 100 municipalities. The prize fund of 100 million rubles, it was divided between the winners.

Khanymey, celebrated in 2012 its 35th anniversary, is actively being improved.

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Yamal village one of the most comfortable in Russia

Khanymey, Recognized as one of the most comfortable settlements of Russia, was awarded the diploma of the Russian Government and the cash prize. The village was incorporated into the four winners in the category of "rural settlements with a population of 3 to 5 thousand people." Victory shared with him Morgaushskiy settlement (Chuvash Republic) and village Hvastovichi and Przemysl (Kaluga region). In the contest for the title of the most comfortable together more than 100 municipalities, the prize money of 100 million rubles. Khanymey, celebrated in 2012 its 35th anniversary, is actively being improved. Now

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Southern Bypass officially opened in Dnepropetrovsk

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On Thursday, the official opening of vehicular traffic on the site of the Southern Bypass Dnepropetrovsk highway M-04 Znamianka — Lugansk — Izvarino. According to the instructions of the President of Ukraine, in 2011 Ukrautodor completed the construction of the first stage of the Southern Bypass Dnepropetrovsk length of 17.4 km between roads Znamianka — Kiev — Borispol and Izvarino-Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye.

One of the most pressing problems for the city of Dnepropetrovsk was a lack of bypass roads for transit traffic, causing traffic dominated passed through the streets of the city, is not designed for transit

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