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Vacation like an Aristocrat at this Historic Italian Villa

Perched high in the hills above the sleepy village of Asolo is Il Galero—a sprawling historic villa that’s filled with impressively maintained ornate stucco-work and surrounded by a terraced, charmingly scruffy garden. 236 more words


THE LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON Makes the Miles Franklin Shortlist!

THE LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON by Mark O’Flynn (UQP) has made the shortlist for the most prestigious Australian literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award. 20 more words

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Witi Ihimaera awarded prestigious French Order of Merit

Acclaimed Penguin Random House author Witi Ihimaera is among four New Zealanders who have been awarded France’s highest military and civil honour, Order of Arts and Letters. 197 more words
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Microsoft partners with BMW to put Skype in cars

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with BMW to enable Skype for Business in cars that use BMW’s iDrive system. BMW was one of the first car makers to enable Office 365 services in its cars, and this  134 more words


Application security in the cloud: Who is responsible?

We’ve all heard about the benefits of cloud infrastructure: improved productivity, cost savings, efficiency, agility and a host of other buzzwords that paint cloud as the be all, end all for IT. 736 more words


The Luxury Collection’s First Ski Resort is a Stunner

For decades, the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo—nestled amid the majestic peaks of the Italian Dolomites—has been a beloved ski destination. The winter retreat hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics, and ever since has lured a certain echelon of jetsetters, many of whom have always stayed at the charming… 260 more words


The VIP Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Month

Palio di Siena
July 2 and August 16, 2017 Siena, Italy

Siena’s famous horse race has been galloping through the Tuscan city’s main piazza since 1644. 349 more words