Taking centre court

They talk to Oliver Atwell.

EVERYONE likes a celebration. That’s particularly true when you’re faced with the borderline apocalyptic bleakness that is often characteristic of our British summers. Royal marriages and Olympic gold medals aside, nothing gets those plastic Union Jacks waving like a good old-fashioned tennis tournament. Back in July, Wimbledon was once more upon us and the cries of jubilation and anguished gnashing of teeth filled the air around south-west London. This year the sun decided to take residence in our skies throughout the entire tournament, turning Murray Mound into a sea of bare skin and sunglasses. Yet

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Stylised owl

This simple little project of a stylised owl is a gentle introduction to the art of woodcarving aimed at the beginner, with minimum outlay on tools as it only requires the use of two gouges. It is also a very good initial exercise in gaining practical experience of how to approach the different grain directions — as marked with the red arrows.

The scale designs supplied can easily be altered or adapted to incorporate your own ideas if you wish to, which is very much encouraged.

The wood used in the example is a piece of American black walnut which

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Its all About LUXE Functionality!

With their new state-of-the-art design centre in New Delhi, German brand Hafele is all set to be one of the most happening interior solutions brand in the Indian luxury market. TIHG in conversation with Juergen Wolf, MD, Hafele India Private Limited

Known for functionality and stocking the worlds most desirable appliances and fittings, German brand Hafeles new state-of-the-art experience centre in Okhla, New Delhi, is already the talk of the town. Spread across a sprawling 7,000 sq ft area, Hafele houses a comprehensive range of products by luxury brands across globe. «We entered India in 2001, with a liaison to

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How can I fake a zoom burst?

I love trying out your tutorials and would really like to have a go at creating the zoom burst effect that I have seen in the magazine. There are lots of flowers in my garden that I think would look great when shot with this technique. I know that you need to zoom out while taking the shot, but unfortunately I only have a compact camera that won’t let me do this. I know that you can do all sorts with editing software, so is there a way I can cheat and recreate the effect using Photoshop Elements?

Chloe Willis,

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GUARDIANS OF THE

SKIES

RAF FIGHTER COMMAND’S WARTIME HQ, BENTLEY PRIORY, WILL BE OPENED IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR AS A MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE VICTORIES IN THE SKIES OVER BRITAIN IN 1939-45. HERE WE HIGHLIGHT THE ROLE OF UNSUNG HEROINES OF THE WAAF WHO WORKED IN TOP-SECRET FILTER CENTRES AT THE HEART OF THE UK’S UNIQUE AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM.

During the summer of 1940, Bentley Priory was probably the single most important building in the whole of the United Kingdom. A former country house in Stanmore, north London, it was the headquarters of the Royal Air Force’s Fighter Command,

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BRITISH AIRWAYS SPEEDBIRD CENTRE

British Airways’ Speedbird Centre is perhaps one of the least known aviation museums in the country… yet it is home to some absolute treasures.

Sure, there are no actual aeroplanes or lumps of decaying metal with historical significance, Instead, there is memorabilia, models, uniforms, medals and a wealth of historically significant objects that will fascinate, educate and enthral.

Waterside

The ‘museum’ itself is housed in the architecturally stunning Waterside building, which has been home to British Airways headquarters since 1998.

The design has won countless awards and is comprised of six limestone-clad four-storey horseshoe-shaped sections, all of which back on

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Radkov: European centers democracy Belarusian universities are not needed

The initiative for the creation of such centers by the chairman of the Political Council of the» united democratic Alexander Milinkevich forces in Strasbourg during the meetings with the management of the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe. According to Milinkevich, European centers can be made according to the standard of European Documentation Centre and disk imaging that operates at BSU, but fundamentally the difference — centers should appear in all the universities of the country, and their work should be coordinated by representatives Council of Europe or the European Union."We have special courses, even at school we go these questions

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School guides will open at the Exhibition Center in Moscow

Everyone will be able to try yourself in the role of the historian-guide in the "School of young tour guides and group leader," which opens Saturday at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VVC) in Moscow, the Internet portal VVC.

According to the report, the school will be based on a very well-known in the Soviet times, the Bureau of International Youth Tourism "Sputnik." It was created in anticipation of the Olympics-80 and recruit students for learning and thematic tours. This was the only school in the Soviet Union.

"The school of young tour guides and group leader" at the

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Ministry of Justice against Chernobyl Initiatives

"We did not have gained the answer to the question about what provisions of the statute contrary to the laws of association," — said the initiator of creation BelaPAN organization, corresponding member of the State Academy Belarus Ivan Nikitchanka."The letter, acquired from the Ministry of Justice on July 16, the refusal to register the center motivated by the fact that some of the initiators of association is not present at its founding meeting. But that does not correspond to reality," — said the emperor Nikitchenko. First meeting of members of the association took place on September 29 2007. Registration documents

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Center display aircraft named after I. Kozheduba 75 years old

March 22, Center display aircraft located in Kubinka, 75 years old. The Center includes the famous aerobatic team "Russian Knights" on the Su-27 and the "Swifts" — the MiG-29.  In the second half of April 2013, the Centre planned for the commemoration of the anniversary.

History of the Centre started in 1938, when at the airport Gorelovo (Leningrad region). Based on the 70 th and 58 th Fighter and 33th separate reconnaissance squadron was formed 19th Fighter Aviation Regiment. In 1939, the pilots of the regiment began to military trials-16 fighters with M-63

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