Aerial Views: Namib Desert In Southern Africa (4K)

The Namib is a coastal  desert  in  Southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”. According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of AngolaNamibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.[2][3][4] The Namib’s northernmost portion, which extends 450 kilometres (280 mi) from the Angola-Namibia border, is known as Moçâmedes Desert, while its southern portion approaches the neighboring Kalahari Desert. From the Atlantic coast eastward, the Namib gradually ascends in elevation, reaching up to 200 kilometres (120 mi) inland to the foot of the Great Escarpment.[2]

Archaeological Views: Bosra In Southern Syria

Bosra is a major archaeological site in Syria, with ruins from Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim times. The most impressive of all is the magnificent perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater, built in the second century. Bosra, also spelled Bostra, Busrana, Bozrah, Bozra and officially called Busra al-Sham, is a town in southern Syria.

World Economic Forum: Top Stories Of The Week

World Economic Forum top stories of the week.

Video timeline: 00:16 Stamp-sized stickers that can see inside your body 01:44 Energy Crisis Lessons from Japan 03:21 Waterless toilet 05:09 US Climate Plan

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Design Tour: Crown Jewel Penthouse In Canberra

Named in relation to its amazing city views, Crown Jewel is a luxury penthouse capturing some of Canberra’s most striking vistas. Inside a penthouse crafted by Parallel Workshop Architects, residents are immediately met with a strong sense of natural connection.

Video timeline: 00:00 – Introduction to the Penthouse 00:30 – Creating the Clients Dream Home 01:01 – Incorporation of the Natural Landscape 01:15 – Catering for Different Occasions 01:44 – Referencing the Structural Architecture 02:05 – Creating a Kingdom from the Penthouse 03:10 – The Design Strategy 03:29 – Favourable Aspects of the Penthouse 03:52 – The Freedom of Design

Situated on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Crown Jewel is one of six penthouses in the lavish Sapphire development. From inside a penthouse, occupants can enjoy amazing city views including those of Lake Burley Griffin, Kingston Harbour and the lush wetlands. A tranquil experience inside a penthouse often begins with the occupant feeling settled in place.

Parallel Workshop Architects connects residents to the character of Canberra by reflecting elements of the natural landscape in the architecture and interior design of the home. While joining the apartment to its natural context, Parallel Workshop Architects pays homage to the clients’ request for luxury inside a penthouse. The deep, rich colours of the Australian landscape are featured in the immersive architecture and interior design, including the navy furnishings, muted green finishes and consistent interplays of light and dark grey.

Translating both the surrounds and design brief into a cohesive architectural outcome, Parallel Workshop Architects establishes a family life in place. Functional and aesthetically generous, Crown Jewel is equipped to provide for multiple generations, fostering an authentic love for living inside a penthouse in Canberra.

Timelapse Views: Cities & Landscapes Of Taiwan (8K)

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC),is a country in East Asia, at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled by the ROC consist of 168 islands,[j] with a combined area of 36,193 square kilometres (13,974 sq mi).[15][33] The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa, has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanisedpopulation is concentrated. The capital, Taipei, forms along with New Taipei City and Keelung the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include KaohsiungTaichungTainan, and Taoyuan. With around 23.9 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries in the world.

360° Views: Sakhalin Island

Sakhalin is a Russian island in the Pacific Ocean, north of Japan. In the capital of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a pagoda-style building houses the Sakhalin Regional Museum. On display are indigenous artifacts and a rich paleontology collection. Nearby, the Chekhov Book Museum explores writer Anton Chekhov’s time on the island. In a stately 1930s building, the Sakhalin Art Museum focuses on 19th-century Russian paintings. 

Front Page: The New York Times – August 12, 2022

Garland Moves to Release Details on Search of Trump’s Home

The search was part of a government effort to account for materials related to some of the most highly classified programs run by the United States, a person briefed on the matter said.

The Poisoned Relationship Between Trump and the Keepers of U.S. Secrets

The F.B.I. search of Mar-a-Lago is a coda to the years of tumult between an erratic president and the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies.