How to travel cheaper? (and not with Ryanair)
People travel more and more every year. Roughly a billion people a year spend abroad at least one night. And they, or more realistically, we, spend trillions of dollars to do it. The less you travel, the more willing (probably) you are to spend on your travels. But once you've gotten to the regular travel mode, which means that you don't travel just once every few years, but instead do it rather often, you start caring amount of money you spend on traveling more. Or... continue reading
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The potato is especially nutritious and healthy at the same time. A 5.3-ounce potato has more potassium in it than a banana and it also takes care o... continue reading
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Vinyette's Mini Movie Featuring CNN's- Candy Crowley: "Nepotism" http://www.youtube.com/embed/df8ORQNG6Ew
March, 2013 New York NY- Vinyette's debut album Every Little Mouse Run is set for release May 7, 2013. Their first video "Meatball Love Tone" will be available March 1, 2013.
Vinyette is a four-piece band from New York City that features cinematic rock silhouettes with grinding, groovy undertones. The band: drummer Jonathan Crowley, guitarist Danny Monico, lead singer Nathan Frye and bassist Jay Ambrose met shortly after 9/11.
Every Little Mouse Run was written like a painting created with a palette of life and survival. The album was recorded at One East Recording in New York City and was produced by John Reed, Founder of Ronin Guitars and was mastered by Scott Hull (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine).
The first video, "Meatball Love Tone" showcases the band's talents for groove and grit. Melodic rock metaphors meet intense modern fusion. Monico explains, "The vibe of the song is playful and quirky, but with attitude. Crowley adds, "The song is about changing patterns and inevitably breaking those chains." Frye sums it up, "It's kind of a love song for every man who needs to ... continue reading
North American International Auto Show took place January 14-27, 2013
One of the most prestigious auto shows of the year, North American International Auto Show, took place at Cobo Exhibition Center, One Washington Boulevard, from January 14-27.
It featured a great number of appealing vehicles; from great debuts to futuristic concepts.
The highlights of the show, they depend on the viewer, who likes what. But exotic cars on display that are definitely worth mentioning, were the most expensive car on display, Bentley Mulsanne; Red Bull F1 car, Jaguar XKR, Ferrari F12 and Honda Acura NSX Concept, not to mention Mercedes SLS with cool Back to the Future like doors.
Subaru introduced their all-new 2014 Forester, which is a full redesign of their celebrated crossover SUV, and now Subaru has improved its performance as well as fuel economy. According to John Krafcik from Hyundai Motor America, "HCD-14 Genesis gives a hint of the design direction we'll be taking, and an indication of the focus we're placing on driving dynamics and technology."
There was lots to be seen at the show and the press will be talking about the models displayed and introduced there for some time. For quick fix, go meet the beauty queens at naias.com.
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Tina Turner to Become a Swiss Citizen UK government formally launches same-sex marriage legislation in Parliament
American pop/rock icon Tina Turner is becoming a Swiss citizen.
Turner, who is 73, was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee. She has lived in Switzerland since 1995.
The newspaper in Turner's Zurich suburb reports the singer has passed local requirements for citizenship. However, she still needs federal authorities to give her the stamp of approval before she receives her Swiss passport.
Her spokeswoman says Turner is "happy" in Switzerland.
Turner's hit songs include "Private Dancer," "Simply the Best" and "What's Love Got to Do with It."
She produced a number of rhythm and blues classics with her ex-husband Ike Turner, including "A Fool in Love" and "Proud Mary."
Turner chronicled her years in an abusive marriage to Turner in her book I, Tina, which was transported to the big screen in the movie "What's Love Got To Do With It." News by VOA News.... continue reading
The British government formally published legislation today to allow marriage for same-sex couples. The bill is titled the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. MPs would be able to vote on the legislation at the second reading in Parliament on February 5.
Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, said of the legislation to BBC Radio 4: "We feel that marriage is a good thing and we should be supporting more couples to marry." Gay and lesbian couples have been allowed since 2005 to form civil partnerships.
The Coalition for Equal Marriage, a campaign group supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage, have tracked support by individual MPs and claim 336 MPs are likely to vote in favour of the legislation, while 130 are likely to vote against. Conservative MPs are to be given a free vote, but both Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs are broadly in support.
As part of the legislation, the government have included a set of provisions they describe as a "quadruple lock" against churches and other religious denominations being forced to perform same-sex weddings, including an explicit ban on the Church of England and the Church of Wales doing so. The "quadruple lock" consists of an explicit statement in the Bill ... continue reading
360 performances & 92 events, welcome to Sydney Festival 2013 Americans Honor Martin Luther King
The 37th annual three-week-long arts festival, Sydney Festival 2013, took off January 5th and will be doing its best to entertain, educate and celebrate Sydney in summer, until January 27th.
This years trilogy of free outdoor spectacles for the opening night brought 60,000 festival attendees to dance and party in Sydney's famous outdoor venue The Domain. The first-day events included Fun Run (an eccentric comedic marathon), The Arrival of the world's largest and happiest Rubber Duck (and that's a huge one, really, happy too) and of course the dance-the-night-away party.
During the three weeks at least 500 000 people are expected to visit the festival (compared to five years ago, the size of the festival has pretty much doubled. With 360 performances and 92 events, there's something for everyone. Among them 18 are actually offered to everyone for free.
Sydney Festival 2013 is presenting 10 world premieres, 3 Australian premieres and 25 Australian exclusives.
In addition to featuring works by The Royal Shakespeare Company, legendary David Byrne in collaboration with St Vincent and lots of others, this year's festival will also be returning with kind of a Festival-within-the-Festival which d... continue reading
"You Can Create Tomorrow" poster design competition
Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday.King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly in the southern United States, where blacks were subjected to unequal treatment in society and at times the target of violence.King, an advocate for non-violent protests, was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. There is now a monument in his honor in Washington.... continue reading
The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts have just announced a poster design challenge with a theme "You Can Create Tomorrow."
The best of the best in each category will be receiving tuition scholarships of up to $3000 for studying at one of Art Institutes numerous schools while the national best will be receiving a full scholarship.
The competition takes place for the 10th time and in two categories - High school seniors and high school graduates/adults. Seniors and graduates are invited to participate from U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
How to winThe participants are expected to create an original poster design with the theme "You Can Create Tomorrow." You must use the logos of The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts in your design (you can grab a .zip of those at their website). Once your poster is done, fill out the competition registration form and upload your design. For resolutions and formats, see their website. In addition to your design you'll also need to put together a 500-1000 word long artist's statement which would describe the concept of your design as well as the motivation of entering the graphics design field.
The prizesAs mentioned, the prizes will be g... continue reading
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