LONDON - China's largest premier commercial property and entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group Wednesday entered into 320million pounds definite acquisition deal with leading British yacht company, Sunseeker International Ltd, under which Wanda will acquire a majority shareholding of 91.81% in pre-eminent luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Under the agreement, the remaining 8.19% ...
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A female's mating decisions are largely based on traits that reflect fitness or those that help males perform well under the local ecological conditions, a new study has found. Males' bright colors, flashy ornaments, and elaborate songs are examples of fitness-related traits that females appear to have evolved to prefer, according to the study from the National Institute for Mathematical and ...
Actor Johnny Depp, who often sports tinted glasses, has revealed he has been "basically blind as a bat" in his left eye. He ha said he suffers the problem since birth. He is also near-sighted in his right eye and says he relies heavily on his prescription spectacles for his vision. "Everything is just very, very blurry. I've never had proper vision," thesun.co.uk quoted the 50-year-old as ...
According to a new study, first impressions of experiences have a greater impact when consumers share the experience with others. "When consumers consume an experience alone, the end of the experience has a greater effect on their overall evaluations. On the other hand, when consumers consume an experience with others, the beginning has a greater influence on how they judge the entire ...
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Given the fact that Roman Polanskis slowly dwindling career has been given an injection of life with his having won both the Palm dOr at the Cannes Film Festival and the 2002 Best Director Oscar for The Pianist, perhaps viewers will return to his earlier and lesser known works, particularly The Tenant, which was critically reviled upon its initial release (Roger Ebert dubbed it an e ... ...
Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren is said to be the new face of lifestyle and fashion brand, Marks amp; Spencer. The 67-year-old was spotted shooting for brand's new ad campaign at London's St Katharine's Docks, here, Sunday, alongside TV personality Katie Piper, who is also believed to be starring in the advertisement, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It would be the first fashion campaign ...
A knitted jumper advertised at an online shop is perfect for the change of seasons.A matching parka with a fur collar makes it a chic coat for going out and promises plenty of warmth.The offer isn't for young ladies or children, but a pet. A pug to be exact. The ensemble is available at a website and it's just one example of a business model that has the attention of classic pet ...
/enpproperty--> The Eslite Spectrum Corp, a subsidiary of the Eslite Group from Taiwan, plans to open a lifestyle shop in the new landmark Shanghai Tower in the Lujiazui financial area. Eslite, the largest bookstore chain operators in Taiwan, signed a letter of intent with the Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co Ltd in Taipei on Jun 19. According to the Shanghai Tower, Eslite ...
gym nasium. Only the khaki walls, matching the look of most Chinese Buddhist temple walls, and the monks' gowns, give the setting some traces of Buddhism. The team has more than 10 players who practice two to three times a week, normally one or two hours each time, after they have finished their daily routines, says Yan Kong. The team's public debut was in 2011, when they joined the ...
It is a fate common to great actors whose most enduring success comes on television that the highest praise they receive is actually a trap concealed inside a compliment. Referring to someone’s ';iconic role'; or ';indelible performance'; can be a way of saying that a performer could really do only one thing, and his legacy is that he did it perfectly.With the sudden ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has shed light on how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
The study showed that when people are forbidden from something, it takes on a new level of focus.
"Our findings show that when individuals are forbidden from everyday objects, our minds and brains pay more attention to them," said lead author Grace Truong, a graduate student in UBC's Dept. of Psychology.
"Our brains give forbidden objects the same level of attention as our own personal possessions," Truong added.
The study's most important finding, though, is that obsession is not as strong if others are also denied: when an object is forbidden to a group, the allure of the object drops dramatically.
This helps to explain why group diet techniques such as Weight Watchers can be more successful than dieting alone. It also offers important insights for compulsive hoarding and parents seeking to help their children's attachment to toys and other possessions.
For the study, groups of participants were shown images of everyday objects and told the objects were either theirs, someone else's, forbidden to them or forbidden to everyone. Using electronic brain imaging and memory tests, researchers found the forbidden objects were recognized as well as self-owned objects. ...
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