Volkel Open Day

Kees van der Mark reports on the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days.

THIS YEAR’S Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days were held at Volkel air base, one of the three current Dutch F-16 bases, on June 18 and 19. Two operational squadrons (311 and 312 Sqns) and a training unit (306 Sqn) all operate the Mid Life Update version of this versatile aircraft at Volkel.

Static Display

Some enthusiasts at Volkel could be heard complaining about the lack of interesting aircraft on view. With aircraft such as Turkish NF-5s, Singaporean A-4s and Slovenian PC-9s having visited in recent

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With its bright colours and alfresco dining, the Mediterra restaurant in Indore ensures its diners an enchanting visual treat.

When it comes to a theme restaurant, the concept influences everything right from the cuisine served, to the architecture, the design and layout of the restaurant. For architect Sandeep Shikre of Sandeep Shikre & Associates (SSA), the task was further challenged by the fact that the Mediterra restaurant would be the 12th in the Sayaji Hotel, Indore designed by him.

«There was a need to create a restaurant that would appeal to the sensibilities of the people of Indore but at

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The Gallery.


English golfer Rebecca Hudson was horrified to find her golf ball lying within a dead branch from a palm tree next to the tenth green at Selborne in the final round of the SA Women’s Open. And a strong wind was blowing the branch about, so she was faced with a moving ball. When the branch stopped moving, a rules official gave her the bad news: she must play the ball as it lies, or deem it unplayable and take a penalty drop.

Natural objects such as dead branches are loose impediments,

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Open Skies

Kevin Wright reports on the Open Skies Treaty and the aircraft and equipment used to implement it.

THE OPEN SKIES treaty was signed in March 1992, representing, in diplomatic terms, the culmination of a very rapid and intense period of negotiation, between 1990 and 1992. The result was a highly complex technical agreement, aimed at allowing participating states to overfly each other’s territory to monitor their military establishments and activities — a regional confidence and security building measure.

The original idea of an Open Skies regime was first presented by President Eisenhower in July 1955 to a four-power conference in

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It may be a significant investment in both time and money, but photographers looking for a qualification can’t do much better than a BA Honours degree. While many will study at university, this type of heavily structured learning isn’t for everyone. With this in mind, the Open College of the Arts (OCA) provides a flexible online/distance-learning course that can be started at any time of the year.

Due to its modular structure, units can be studied for personal fulfilment, or with the aim of collecting credits towards a final degree.

There are three levels to the course: Level 1 introduces



MYSTIC OWL TATTOO Marietta, Georgia

This month Skin&lnktraveled down south to the “land of peaches and pecans” in North Georgia to visit Tara and Vince Villavazo’s Mystic Owl Tattoo in Marietta, Georgia. Just northeast of Atlanta, Marietta sits in the cool shade of historic Kennesaw Mountain and is famous for KFC’s “big chicken” which (incidentally) is right around the corner from the big-league tattoo artists assembled at Mystic Owl Tattoo.

The spacious and open studio is relatively new to the area, but it is making big waves.

“Vince has always aspired to open his own studio. He wanted to provide

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My shot: Chubby Chandler.

A jinx and a blessing are never far apart. When Graeme McDowell, who is no longer with us (International Sports Management), won the 201 o US Open, I couldn’t help but feel we were jinxed. Our players had never won a major, you see. I felt happy for Graeme, but what about our lads? When Louis Oosthuizen won the Open Championship a month later, I thought, okay, we’re fine now. After Charl Schwartzel won the Masters and then Rory Mcllroy the US Open, I went from feel blessed. After what happened to Darren Clarke at the Open Championship, I wonder

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It’s a glorious Saturday and the weather seems mighty uplifting as I make my way to Alasetty village, located along the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu border. I am looking forward to this meeting and very excited to see what surprises await me. When I arrive, I notice how removed this place is from the cacophony of everyday life. I set foot inside the property only to be welcomed by an emerald green expanse. Homeowners Sindhu and Anish open the doors to their home and beckon me indoors to reveal a space that is steeped in tradition. I feel enormously at

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Against the rules-5

«Family business? Well, I do not!»

MARGARITA Darashkevich

Ten years ago, the parents of Rita opened his own dental clinic. They hoped that a daughter will continue their business. «But I was terrified of the blood,» — says the girl. In order not to upset my mom and dad, she enrolled at the Faculty of International Business and in the future is going to take control of the family business.

After graduation, Rita went to an internship in Australia: «Because of the time difference, I could communicate with friends only through letters. So I opened a new talent and knew

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The Polish magazine "Beekeeping" It published a very interesting article on the transport of bees to honey collection, which is placed below.

The author of this article — Head of beekeeping main agricultural school E. Woicke — recently visited the US and met with the detail work of large beekeeping farms.

ALL beekeepers are well aware of how much time-consuming and cause trouble as hives preparation for transport: strengthening the framework, closing the tap hole, clogging hives on top of the grid or the lap, and the like. US beekeepers working in large apiaries, each hive can not be

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