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Will The Louvre House Salvator Mundi By Leonardo Da Vinci

One of the biggest question in the art world these past few weeks is whether the latest Leonardo da Vinci painting going to be displayed with Mona Lisa inside the Louvre Museum. This is the talk of the town because of the auction price it has coveted. For regular citizens, owning a beautiful art is still possible through websites such as Beyond a Word that specializes in art works and personalised art. According to Jean-Luc Martinez, the director of the museum, if he is given the option to decide then he wants it to stay at the museum even temporarily.

The museum director is hoping to stage a Leonardo exhibition in 2019 and with this he is hoping he would be able to borrow the artwork. The presentation will be done in time for the 30th year celebration wherein expansion and renovation was done on the Grand Louvre.

Martinez said that he is hoping that Paris will get to see Salvator Mundi. The aim of the event is to bring together the greatest art pieces made by Leonardo. As of the moment, the Louvre is the proud owner of five out of the 15 remaining paintings of the renowned artist.

Two weeks ago, Christie’s held an auction for the Salvator Mundi and the world was shocked by the winning auction bid which is $450 million – it now holds the record for the highest value art. International critics are now feasting on the discussion regarding the fact that the art work has undergone extensive restoration and it was not of the best quality for the opinion of many. People are also shocked by the price that the rich people are willing to pay to own the artwork.

Louvre’s representative said that they are currently on the process of making a list to see what Leonardo da Vinci pieces they can loan for the exhibition in 2019. They think that it is way too early to reveal anything about the list they are making.

For those who want to own an art for their own living room, there are more affordable options such as Beyond a Word which features personalised art pieces for everyone.

2017 Time Management Strategies From CEO’s


Whether you like it or not, we now live in a world wherein time has become an essential commodity that one shouldn’t even thinking about wasting. You see, time is something that whenever you spend it on something that is wasteful, that’s already a wasted time on your part. That’s why when you are planning your day on a regular basis, you need to make that you employ the appropriate time management strategies in everything that you need to accomplish because at the end of the day, how you manage your time despite the busy schedule that you have to endure every working day will determine your success rate especially in the long run. Time management, to begin with, is the important process in which you are planning and exercising being consciously in control of the amount of time that you are spending on your daily activities whether you are a CEO of a big company or you are a simple office worker, working for 9 hours and has a family to take care of upon coming home.

Recently, a great number of chief executive officers or CEO’s from big companies around the globe have what their time management strategies are for them to be in control of everything which prevents them from wasting precious time. Below are just some of them:

  • For John Immelt who has been the CEO of General Electric since 2001, the most important that people must incorporate into their daily rituals is starting as early as possible. Sure, it’s difficult to get up early in the morning but according to Immelt who has been with GE since 1982, starting early allows one to maximize the 24 hours that there are in a day and as he told a magazine back in 2005, you can even use them all productively. For Immelt’s part, he starts his day at 5:30 in the morning.
  • For Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, balancing your short-term objectives with your long-terms aspirations is simply about looking at the things that provide success in short term and balancing your time on those items that will give you a more satisfying success in the long run. This is one of the time management strategies that she employed at PepsiCo that can be applied to personal time management. Nooyi is usually up as early as 4AM and can be found at work at 7AM.

New Trends That Are Helpful For Funeral Directors In Sydney

Losing someone to an unfortunate death is never an easy thing that you can get over within a short period of time. You will be mourning the death of that person even after the funeral especially if you are very much close to that person than anyone else in his/her life. Now, when someone in your family passed away, the first thing you will need to do, especially if you are in Sydney, Australia, is to look for the licensed funeral directors in Sydney. To begin with, the funeral director that you are talking to must be courteous at all times and, must be understanding enough. In addition to this, respect should be the basic fundamental a funeral parlour must hold onto in every service that they provide. They must also be able to provide the necessary atmosphere for relatives and friends of the departed ones to say their one, final farewell.

When you approach a team of highly-trained funeral directors in Sydney, they will help you make through such trying times in your life by providing the necessary needed arrangements for the funeral or cremation of your departed one. Nowadays, there are new trends that are being picked up by funeral parlours worldwide and below are just some of them:

  • One of the leading trends in providing funeral services is making the entire funeral process, as unique as the person who passed away. This specific idea in providing personalized funeral services has resulted in a boom of wide variety of unique services that will reflect on what kind of a person who died was during his/her lifetime, what his/her beliefs in life are, and, what his/her interests are. Personalization in funeral helps make the entire process more meaningful to his/her family and friends.
  • Cremation has been on the rise since 2015 despite some objections from the Catholic Church. Cremation is, first and foremost, a more efficient and cheaper way to lay someone who passed away to rest. Cremation doesn’t require visitation or funeral service. After the body of the person has been cremated, the ashes can be put into a vase and a memorial service can then be held.

4 Advantages Of Choosing Beachfront Pool Villa In Samui

Whether you are going on a vacation with your family or with your friends, an excellent option would be to check in at a beachfront pool villa in Samui if you will have your vacation in Thailand. A pool villa has its advantages and some of them include the following:

Exclusive hotel services

One of the features of luxury pool villas is that they come with exclusive services and dedicated hotel staff such as butler, 24/7 room service, private chef and daily housekeeping. With and exclusive staff waiting for you, you get high quality and comfortable services during your stay.

Private amenities

One of the many advantages of having your own pool villa is that you can use the facilities without limits and you get exclusive use of all the amenities therein. You can have exclusive use of the sun deck and lounge on your favourite spot for as long as you want. You can swim at the private pool or in the Jacuzzi without having to worry about sharing spaces with strangers. You get private access to the beach and enjoy the sunset. Luxury villas come with modern amenities and entertainment facilities such as pool tables, media rooms, game consoles and televisions. This will make your stay at the villa more enjoyable and leisurely.

You get to stay with the group 

The good thing about renting a beachfront pool villa in Samui is that you can stay with your family in one place. Pool villas usually with two or more roomswhich is ideal for large groups or families with kids. Parents can have peace of mind that everyone under in one roof and children can be easily checked anytime.

More affordable

Booking for a beachfront pool villa in Samui allows you to save money since you won’t have to pay for individual room accommodations. Aside from savings, you also get additional perks that by booking for a villa. Visit different beach resort sites for better comparison of rates and services. You may also want to check on the standing promos of resorts to lower your holiday expenses.

Tourism Surge A Challenge To Thailand

The tourism industry of Thailand is currently facing some challenges because of the sudden increase in the number of tourists. Many are coming to visit the city of Bangkok whole some prefer to relax in a 5 star resort in Kata beach. Either way, more tourists are coming to the country and the government has no urgent investment to be utilized in order to adapt with the growing number of visitors. According to a top official, they are expecting that the number of tourists will reach 60 million by the year 2030.

The tourism ministry’s permanent secretary, PongpanuSvetarundra, said that the country must follow through with their plans for expansion especially on their railways, ports and airports. This is to handle the number of tourists that are planning to visit during the holidays. These visitors are the reason why the economy of Thailand was able to rise back but it has delivered bad news for the country’s infrastructure.

The increase in the number of visitors can be partly blamed to the fact that there are many Chinese who have recently acquired wealth. The boom was good news for the military junta that is ruling the city of Bangkok as they are in need of financial sources but the airports as well as other important areas are currently buckling with the number of tourists.

In a statement, Mr. Pongpanu said that many of the people in the higher ups are already showing how worried they are because the number of tourists has more than doubled in a span of six years. The tourism industry is now covering one-fifth of the entire economy of Thailand.

Mr. Pongpanu expressed that if they do not take actions soon, the country might be in for a big trouble. The ministry is now urging the transport sector to do their part in terms of infrastructure plans. It is expected that there will be a sudden increase in congestion and this is why it is the ideal time to plan about upgrades, expansions in current facilities as well as investment in new ones. At the end of the day, tourist will stop going to a 5 star resort in Kata beach if the congestion in the country worsens.

IWC Launches New Da Vinci Watches For Women

IWC Schaffhausen in an international watch making brand more commonly known and famous for its more “engineered-for-men” style isn’t the company that one might approach looking for a rose gold watch for ladies, but it seems like that might change.

In the 2017 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the IWC recently launched models for their female customers, as part of the Da Vinci collection; the Da Vinci Automatic 36, and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36, both of which are available with a variety of options to choose from.

Chris Grainger-Herr, incoming CEO for IWC, stated that this was the company expanding its horizons and testing out the waters. He states, that while the IWC’s ‘engineered-for-men’ approach is still a key part of the business, appealing to their female customers is something they must do as a growing brand. This release, IWC says, will be followed with more watch designs for women, which is good news for the brand’s female customers.

Grainger-Herr elaborates, saying that engineering isn’t just a science, but also artistic in that it’s a design statement. IWC’s statement doesn’t involve overly decorated pieces, which the company has found to be appealing to a considerable amount of women, who go for the more elegantly simple designs rather than the overly effeminate and dainty pieces.

Both the Automatic 36 and Automatic Moon Phase 36 retain the classic IWC aesthetic, modified with feminine touches such as more rounded designs on the components and the occasional touch of encrusting. The watch straps are available in a number of varying colors, like raspberry or dark blue. Both are available in either stainless steel, or 18ct red gold, with the additional option of choosing whether or not the bezel will be diamond encrusted. The watches run on self-winding movement with a reserve of 42 hours.

IWC’s current CEO, Georges Kern, who will step down to become Head of Watchmaking for the Richemont Group, state that the company will, indeed, remain a men’s brand, but that they explore the women’s market for watches. In addition to additional Da Vinci watches for women, the Pilot and Portofino will also include designs for women in the future, which might mean that the company might offer a rose gold watch for ladies.