Sothebys Wine will offer a magnificent singleown

first_imgSotheby’s Wine will offer a magnificent single-owner collection in a spectacular two-part sale to be held in New York and Hong Kong.The Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector is comprised of approximately 9,000 bottles, with more than 1,200 large formats, ranging from Magnums to Melchiors, and including over 200 Imperials and Methuselahs. The sales are estimated to bring in excess of US$5 million/HK$40 million. The New York sale will be held on March 14th and the Hong Kong auction on April 4th.The Hong Kong auction will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, raising the curtain on Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2009 Spring series of sales. This sale will be the launch of regular Sotheby’s wine auctions in the Asian marketplace.Jamie Ritchie, Senior Vice President and Head of Sotheby’s North American Wine Department, commented: “The wines in these two sales come from one of the greatest collections in the world. The quality of this cellar is unrivalled, with extraordinary depth of all the world’s greatest wines in the very best vintages. As a result, we think it is appropriate to offer it in what are currently two of the most exciting wine auction markets – New York and Hong Kong. We continue our focus on offering the finest single-owner collections and look forward to developing a strong wine sales schedule in Hong Kong.”www.sothebys.comlast_img read more

Fighter jet crashes into California warehouse

first_imgUS military Share on LinkedIn Pilot unhurt after ejecting from F-16No injuries reported on ground as cause investigated An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse about 65 miles east of Los Angeles on Thursday.Photograph: AP Share on Messenger Associated Press … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. California Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter 0:22 Shares6161 news California F-16 crash: warehouse worker films aftermath – video Play Video Share on WhatsApp Share via Email This article is more than 2 months old California Thu 16 May 2019 22.03 EDT Interstate 215, which runs between the base and the warehouse, was closed in both directions, backing up rush-hour traffic for miles.The crash happened as the pilot was landing following a routine training mission, said Timothy Holliday, the base’s deputy fire chief.“The pilot was having hydraulic problems,” Holliday said. “He started losing control of the aircraft.”The jet’s cockpit canopy was on a runway, and a parachute had settled in a nearby field.Damage to the warehouse was relatively minor, and there was no major fire, which Holliday called “a miracle”.The pilot, the only person on board, was taken to a hospital for examination, officials said.The F-16, assigned to the air national guard, was carrying standard armaments, Holliday said. It will be recovered once authorities make sure the weapons don’t pose a risk, he said. Share on Facebook A pilot ejected moments before an F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air reserve base in California, military officials said.The pilot was not hurt, and there were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground, said Maj Perry Covington, director of public affairs at the base. The cause of the crash was under investigation.Television news showed a large hole in the roof and sprinklers on inside the building about 65 miles east of Los Angeles.Cellphone photos and video from inside showed what appeared to be the tail of the plane buried in twisted metal and piles of cardboard boxes.Daniel Gallegos, a warehouse worker, said he was used to hearing the sound of planes coming and going, but the noise just before the crash was deafening.“Next thing I know I just hear this explosion and turn around to the back of the building, and I just seen a burst of flames and just the ceiling started falling through every part of the building,” he told KABC-TV . “I turned around, and my co-worker just told me to get, so I just made a run for it.”Gallegos said he believed one of his co-workers was struck by something – possibly a falling fire sprinkler – but wasn’t seriously hurt. Share on Facebook Since you’re here… This article is more than 2 months old Fighter jet crashes into California warehouse Share via Email Topics Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Last modified on Fri 17 May 2019 08.45 EDT Reuse this contentlast_img read more