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Forza: The way of the stick

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31/08/2009

forza1In many gyms these days, the aspiring samurai can learn the art of the sword by way of the stick, and also get a fierce cardio workout.

Forza, the name is Italian for strength and power, is a group fitness class based on the principles of traditional Japanese swordplay.

“I want to bring the world of martial arts to people who don’t want get a black belt,
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The Fight to Launch Viridian Spirits

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31/08/2009

alcohol4When you look at how quickly Jared Gurfein’s high-end liquor company,Viridian Spirits, has grown within three years, you might think he has some kind of magic on his side. And maybe he does; after all, the green fairy is supposed to be flying in his bottles.

Absinthe, a spirit originally from France, is popularly known as the keeper of the green fairy; that is, the apparition you supposedly see when you drink
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Air travel,Freedom without frills

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30/08/2009

airtravelBudget travel is a reality for modern Europeans, a part of everyday life. Accounting for its environmental impact may affect the as yet fragile common European identity it lends to flying citizens.

The 700 customers of low cost Irish airline Ryanair who were left behind at London Stansted airport probably don’t see the era of no frills carriers as an unmitigated good. A lack of staff on 2 August meant that travellers were unable to check in bags before their planes took off.
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Tiffany results top view

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28/08/2009

tiffanyTiffany & Co posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on cost cuts and slightly recovering demand for jewelry, and raised its full-year outlook, sending its shares up more than 8 percent.
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Moscow metro refurbished with praise for Stalin

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27/08/2009

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Moscow unveiled a refurbished metro station this week decorated with an inscription heaping praise on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, sparking outrage from opposition and human rights groups Thursday.

The chandeliered, mosaic-covered vestibule in central Moscow’s Kurskaya station now bears a line from an old version of the Soviet national anthem: “Stalin brought us up to be loyal to the nation, inspired us to labor and great deeds.”

The leader of the small, pro-Western opposition party Yabloko called on the Russian president to remove the words,
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Want the world’s best wages? Move to Switzerland

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27/08/2009

genevaIt pays to work in Switzerland: employees in Zurich and Geneva have the highest net wages in the world, a study by banking group UBS shows, while those in India’s Mumbai take home the lowest.

The Swiss cities were also ranked among the top five most expensive in the world in the bank’s 2009 “Price and Earnings” international study.
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Berlusconi wife: He is ridiculous before the world

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26/08/2009

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The wife of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is entangled in a spate of scandals involving other women, says she wants a divorce because she can no longer stop him from “looking ridiculous before the world.”

In a revised edition of a biography, Veronica Lario said she had no choice but to leave Berlusconi after newspapers said he had attended an aspiring model’s 18th birthday party. He told her he was at a conference.
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Mexico to clean up tequila-soaked Plaza Garibaldi

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26/08/2009

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Plaza Garibaldi, an outdoor nightspot in the heart of Mexico City, is famed for raucous open-air drinking and folk music but city officials want to clean it up and add a dose of sophistication.

A symbol of Mexican culture and a highlight of many visitors’ itineraries, Garibaldi brims after dark with cacophonous mariachi bands and tequila sellers,
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Musee d’Orsay art heads abroad during renovation

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25/08/2009

m1Art from the City of Light is coming to the City by the Bay.

In its largest-ever such loan, Paris’ famed Musee d’Orsay is lending out some of the most revered masterpieces of 19th and early 20th century art in two exhibits that will both visit San Francisco as they tour the globe next year.
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Looking for the perfect partner? Do the maths

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25/08/2009

hm1Looking for “the one?” An Australian mathematician says singles face much better odds if they date, and then reject, 12 potential partners, and then start searching for love.

Dr. Clio Cresswell, of the University of Sydney, told Reuters this strategy, the result of a complex mathematical analysis, gave those looking for love a 75 percent chance of actually finding a partner — and staying with them.

“We’re so used to saying ‘he’s the one’ but we’ve got such an awful track record, with divorce rates so high in many places,” she said. “But even in this day and age, where we meet so many people every day, 12 is still a valid number.”
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“experience with Malindo Air is horrible”

Never travel Malindo Air: I traveled from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. My experience with Malindo is horrible. Μalindo Air employees with bad English, inability to understand the nationality of a passport, difficulties to communicate with other Malindo employees, to resolve such traveling issues,holding for an hour the passenger till to know that as a citizen of the European Union does not need a visa to final destination in Hong Kong. Employees are not qualified most of them young people,low pay, from Philippines and Malindo never apologize when customer complain,for his trouble. I will never travel with Malindo again.

Wellington,Best Western,Kai,Bad Hotel Experiences You Need To Avoid

Wellington hotel in New York,some negative points to note which made our experience an unfortunate one: the air conditioning did not work .. Although the receptionist did not come & have a look bothing further was done. We also had an extremely unpleasant experience during check out, primarily due to the absolute incompetency of the hotel staff and especially the Asian origin manager(he refused to tell us his name) in charge was extremely unhelpful ! Best Western Hong Kong and Shenzhen rooms was not clean and not well maintained and especially in Hong Kong cuseway Not sufficient room for the baggage.Kai hotel in Singapore,rooms like a box,charging 150 Singapore Dollars,never again.

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Greece invite you to experience an unforgettable summer

chinafood8Hotel waiter delivering room service, breakfast in foregroundEvery day of Greek summer feels like a celebration – and that’s because it is! Greece celebrates summer from May until October. Hospitable, bright and colourful, it offers incredible treasures to all. Welcome to summer in Greece! Historic treasures Summer in Greece: ancient temples gaze out at the Aegean Sea. Portara in Naxos, Delos, Skarkos in Ios, Faistos in Heraklion, Crete. Famous summer destinations where Greece’s past is illuminated by the Mediterranean sun. Ancient Olympia, Knossos and the Ancient Valley of Gortyna, the monasteries of Mt Athos, Akrotiri in Santorini: all are just a stone’s throw from the sea, and should be high priority on your summer holiday itinerary. As should the archaeological museums, Byzantine monasteries, castles, towers, and ancient trails. In Greece, even the smallest sight has a big history. Discover it. Authentic moments in the Greek islands Discover authentic Greece when you travel to the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian. Donoussa, Schinoussa, Anafi, Kimolos, Halki, Kastelorizo. From Symi to Ikaria and Amorgos, Tilos, Kalymnos, Alonissos, Samothraki, Ithaca, Paxi, exotic Antipaxi, and the lush, green island of Lefkada. You’ll share meze, ouzo and local wine with fishermen, village leaders, and housewives who bake bread in wood-burning ovens. Over treats and delicacies like amygdalota (crushed almond shortbread), soumada (almond syrup), mastiha, homemade lemonade, and aromatic Greek coffee, the locals will share the stories of their land. Myths, customs and traditions are still alive today, passed along from generation to generation through word of mouth. They’ll share improvised poems and songs, and you’ll want to hum along. Summer in Greece is generous and pure. Water sports and boundless energy For water sports enthusiasts, the Greek summer provided the perfect backdrop: Perivolos in Santorini. Psarou, Paradise and Paranga in Mykonos. Punda Beach in Paros. Mylopotas in Ios. You’ll knock back shots at the fun-filled beach bars all day long. Multicoloured kiteboards and windsurf sails play in the waves and in the wind. Vouliagmeni in the Athenian Riviera. Paros. Mili and Vassiliki Beaches in Lefkada. Prasonisi in Rhodes, Sigri in Lesvos, Sarti in Halkidiki. Everyone is one under the sun. Beach volleyball and paddle ball. Scrabble and backgammon under the shade of your umbrella. Diving from the dock, tubing and water skiing. Beautiful bathing suits, colourful sarongs, tanned bodies and smiling faces. Greece’s beaches always emit a positive and vibrant vibe, thanks to young people from all over the world. Panoramic view of Navagio beach Sailing experiences in Greece A woman with a bathingsuit and sun hat in the Greek islands The famous beach of Navagio in Zakynthos Navagio in Zakynthos from above Balos beach in Crete The beautiful Balos beach on Crete island A taste of Greece and the Mediterranean Day after day your palate will be pleased. The Greek summer is overflowing with flavours and aromas: wild greens, fragrant fruits, legumes, vegetables, cheese, warm bread, extra virgin olive oil, fresh fish and seafood, homemade wine. Every place in Greece has its own microclimate. Every village, island and city has its own recipes. Whether you are walking with a slice of juicy watermelon along the beach, or indulging in a gourmet meal made with local produce, whether you’re dipping a slice of bread into pure olive oil or eating an oyster straight from the sea, the delicious flavours will overwhelm you. Wind in your sails Sea routes in the Greek islands: Santorini. Mykonos. Milos. Crete. Lefkada. Corfu. Zakynthos. Paxi. Award-winning marinas, picturesque fishing ports, hidden beaches, and bays with emerald water. More than 6,000 islands and islets, on a coastline more than 14,500 kilometres long – what more could yachting and sailing enthusiasts ask for! The summer winds in the Aegean are perfect for competitive sailing, while the calmer waters of the Ionian are ideal for smooth sailing. Dive into the fun Bonfires on the beach. Conversations, music, night swimming in a peaceful sea, under the moon. The barman concocts a new cocktail recipe, and treats you to shots with exotic flavours. The music pulses and the dancing begins. The same happens in the bars of Hora, where the Djs let the beat lift the lively crowd. Greek summer is synonymous with nightlife, that lasts until the sunrise. You’ll go straight from the club to the beach, and with that first dip in the sea your mind and body will be revived. It’s romantic and emotional, without a schedule or obligation. Just live it! You are all invited... To the fairs and festivals of August 15th throughout Greece, with their rituals, lutes and treats. To the traditional weddings, and the bridal procession through the island’s cobblestone streets. At the Saints Day fairs, where the locals serve you homemade food, raki and wine. To the big parties. To the cultural events and concerts at the open-air theatres overlooking the sea, or in the mediaeval fortresses. To the gastronomy festivals and ouzo celebrations. Hospitable, open-hearted, always ready to treat you, Greeks will welcome you with open arms. Because they want you to get to know Greece as it is – pure and authentic. And you will invite them into your heart forever. The hinterland No matter what beach in Greece you may find yourself on, it’s worth taking a trip into the hinterland. Nearby you’ll find traditional villages with shady squares lined with coffee shops. An archaeological site. A significant museum. Trails and parks. Lakes and wetlands. Popular destinations that offer unforgettable summer experiences are: Pelion, Crete, Messinia, Mani, Nafplio, Katerini, Preveza and Parga, Ilia and of course the Athenian Riviera with Sounion are just some of the places that will impress you, without ever having to leave the sea breeze.