Political Analysis: Brooks & Capehart On Covid-19 & New York Gov. Cuomo

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what the results of two Ohio special congressional elections say about Republicans and Democrats, accusations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the ongoing politics of COVID-19.

Biking Tour: St. Peter’s Square, Villa Pamphilii & Trastevere – Rome, Italy

A biking tour in 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲, from 𝗦𝘁.𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗲, to 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸, then to 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲, Tiber Island, and ending on Circus Maximus on a chilling weekend evening.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Brief intro] 3:00 – [Biking tour begins / Castel Sant’Angelo] 5:50 – [Via della Conciliazione] 9:00 – [St.Peter’s Square] 13:40 – [Piazza del Sant’Uffizio] 16:00 – [Viale delle Mura Aurelie] 22:11 – [Piazza Aurelio] 23:00 – [Villa Pamphilii Park – entrance] 29:20 – [Pamphilii’s Chapel] 31:30 – [Casino del Bel Respiro] 32:26 – [Cricket Park] 36:00 – [Fountain of “mascherone” and Giardino dei Cedrati] 38:50 – […biking…] 45:28 – [Exiting from southern exit] 46:00 – [Via Vitellia] 48:45 – [Re-entering Villa Pamphilii Park] 49:30 – [Crossing to the western part of the park] 1:00:00 – [small lake] 1:01:10 – […biking…] 1:06:13 – [Crossing back to Eastern Part] 1:12:00 – [Belvedere Lake] 1:14:00 – […biking toward exit…] 1:16:00 – [Via Vitellia – heading to Trastevere neighborhood…] 1:19:30 – [Via Algardi] 1:23:15 – [Entering Trastevere / Via Garibaldi] 1:24:14 – [Via della Scala] 1:24:43 – [Piazza della Scala] 1:27:10 – [Via dei Panieri] 1:29:00 – [Via della Scala] 1:30:00 – [Piazza di Sant’Egidio] 1:30:50 – [Largo Fumasoni Biondi] 1:31:30 – [Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere] 1:32:50 – [Piazza di San Callisto] 1:34:00 – [Via di S.Francesco a Ripa] 1:35:00 – [Viale di Trastevere] 1:38:44 – [Via della Lungeretta] 1:39:40 – [Piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati] 1:40:18 – [Lungotevere degli Anguillara] 1:42:00 – [Tiber Island] 1:46:54 – [Via Luigi Petroselli] 1:47:35 – [Piazza della Bocca della Verità] 1:48:00 – [Via di S.Giovanni Decollato] 1:51:40 – [Circus Maximus]

New Photography Books: ‘Yachts – The Impossible Collection’ (Assouline)

Yachts: The Impossible Collection is an eclectic and carefully curated anthology of ships, from the 1851 ship for which the America’s Cup was named, to J Class racing yachts of the early 1900s, to the current high-tech megayachts, from classics with timeless silhouettes, to head-turners that broke the mold with daring design and redefined their era. 

Since time immemorial, monarchs, nobility and the aristocracy have yearned to spend their leisure time on the water. From Cleopatra’s fabled luxury barge to Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia, from elegant Jazz Age vessels such as Nahlin, once chartered by King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, to the swinging ’60s Hollywood royalty invited aboard Aristotle Onassis’ Christina O, the yachting scene has always attracted celebrities, high society and the top 0.1%. But with over three thousand sizable yachts currently in the global fleet, not to mention those legendary vessels that are sadly no longer in existence, how do we distinguish the crème de la crème of this exclusive breed?

And with so much focus today on the environment and the health of the oceans, the yachting world is changing quickly, increasingly pursuing sustainability. Whether impossible in sheer size, speed, luxurious features or advanced green technology, all of the vessels in this fantasy marina have transformed the yachting seascape.

As long as there are people with means and blue oceans to explore, there will always be a demand for these beautiful and impossible creatures that break the boundaries of technology, luxury and decadence—and new yachts are still yet to be built, worthy of The Impossible Collection.

Miriam Cain is a U.K.-based luxury journalist and editor, specializing in the superyacht industry for two decades, in a variety of editorial and PR roles, including editor of Elite Traveler Superyachts and SEA+I Magazine. Cain is currently the editor for the yachting and lifestyle publication Navigator, and she also contributes to a variety of international yachting publications as a freelance journalist.

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Crypto Markets: Altcoins Eat Away At Bitcoin Share

The cryptocurrency market was worth more than $1.6 trillion by the end of the July 2021. And bitcoin controls more than 47 percent of that market, according to Tradingview.com, down from more than 70 percent at the start of 2021. Altcoins, or alternatives to bitcoin, have surged in number and value since 2018. Crypto networks with advanced technologies such as Ethereum, Polygon and Uniswap have captured more and more of the crypto market. And there’s also stablecoins, utility coins and meme currencies like Dogecoin. Here’s how altcoins work, and why they’re becoming a larger and larger force in the crypto market. CHAPTERS: 00:00 — Introduction 01:37 — What are altcoins? 04:07 — Who are the top players? 06:36 — What’s next?

Village Walks: Frigiliana – Andalusia, Spain (4K)

Frigiliana is a town in southern Spain. It’s known for its Moorish old quarter and narrow streets decorated with ceramic mosaics. El Ingenio is a 16th-century Renaissance palace now housing a sugar cane factory. Exhibits at the Archaeological Museum include Neolithic bones, Phoenician pottery and a 16th-century dagger. Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park shelters Spanish ibex and peregrine falcons. 

Aerial Views: Island Of Ibiza, Spain (4K Video)

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d’en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.