Monday, February 28, 2011

A Sprint smart phone new incentives with wireless strategy.

A Sprint smart phone new incentives with wireless strategy.

Sprint Nextel Corp. strengthened its hand by being first in the emerging 4G wireless market. It is now poised to become the first carrier to change its 4G strategy.

Millions of Sprint customers already carry devices — such as Evo and Epic cell phones — that run at “fourth-generation” speeds on the WiMax network built and operated by Clearwire Corp.

But Clearwire’s financial strain has brought WiMax’s expansion to a near halt and well short of complete coverage.

Meanwhile, Verizon and AT&T are closing ground on Sprint, pressing ahead with their own networks using a different 4G technology called Long Term Evolution, or LTE.

Even Clearwire has said it might turn to LTE once it garners funding to expand again.

Little wonder that Sprint executives are preparing a 4G strategy announcement sometime before midyear.

They need time because Sprint has many more options than it had a couple of years ago when the company threw in with Clearwire and WiMax.

“It’s really wide open,” said Jonathan Atkin of RBC Capital Markets. “A lot of investors are anxious to hear about the expansion of 4G coverage.”

Sprint’s choices include pumping more money into Clearwire — already 54 percent owned by Sprint — or working out some other way to expand its 4G network’s coverage map.

Sprint may decide to start building its own 4G network — most likely using the LTE technology that is destined to become the dominant form as both of its larger rivals’ LTE networks grow.

And an unconfirmed report last week linked Sprint with a prospective independent LTE network being planned by LightSquared Inc., a potential competitor of Clearwire.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States

Living a balanced lifestyle, paired with adequate exercise and good nutritional choices are the best weapons you have to fight heart disease.

Heart is the most important organ of our body, stopping of which means DEATH. Here are few tips to keep Heart Healthy:

*Avoid smoking, since smoking is highly injurious to Heart.

*Engage in regular exercise to maintain your cardiovascular fitness.

*Reduce weight since excessive weight can put more load on your Heart.

*Keep your blood pressure and blood sugar under control, since both Hypertension and Diabetes damage your Heart.

*Reduce intake of salt since excessive intake of salts leads to hypertension and also creates deposits along the inner lining of the arteries leading to Coronary Artery Disease.

*Avoid fatty foods high in saturated fats since they cause high LDL levels (bad cholesterol).This LDL causes plaque build up in arteries leading to atherosclerosis and subsequent heart damage. Foods high in Trans Fat (Hydrogenated vegetable oil) like sweets, biscuits, pastries, etc should be avoided.

*Alcohol taken in moderate quantities have shown cardio protective benefits. Wine consumed in moderation has shown to improve HDL levels (good cholesterol). But excessive alcohol consumption leads to hypertension, besides so many other health problems.

*Daily consumption of good sources of minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium like broccoli, dark leafy vegetables, bananas, orange juice, potatoes, whole grains, almonds, peanuts, raisins, tomatoes, dairy products is useful since deficiency of these three minerals has been linked to hypertension. Magnesium is also required for regulation of heartbeat and proper functioning of cardiac muscles. One can also take Multi-mineral supplements to provide these.

*Taking a daily pill containing homocystiene lowering vitamins like B vitamins and folic acid also helps in preventing heart disease. Antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E, Selenium, Beta-Carotene and other Carotenoids, Flavanoids also help in preventing early onset of Heart disease.

*Daily consumption of plenty of dietary Fiber is also helpful since it helps in controlling diabetes and hypertension. Wheatgrass taken as juice or in powdered form also helps since it also helps in combating diabetes and hypertension.

*Garlic taken in raw form or in pill form helps in lowering blood pressure and also makes the blood thinner, improves blood circulation and reduces total cholesterol. Ginseng also lowers LDL and triglycerides

*Omega 3 Fatty Acids are probably best known supplements for your heart. They help in clearing the clogged arteries and also keep the arteries and other blood vessels strong and flexible. Fishes like mackerel, sardines, tuna, salmon, etc are good sources of Omega-3, one can also get it in supplement form. Another supplement, Co-Enzyme Q 10 is also very useful for heart.

*Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid taken on every alternate day has also shown to help prevent heart disease.

*Stress is another factor that can adversely affect heart. Practicing of Yoga, meditation and Pranayama is very useful in combating stress. Pranayama also strengthens cardiovascular system, besides improving blood circulation and lowering blood pressure.

*Ayurvedic Medicines like Prabhakar Ras, Arjunarista, Jawahar Mohra and Brihatvatchintamani are useful in Heart Disease. Modern Medicines like Statins, Nicotinic Acid significantly lower blood cholesterol level, thus helping those suffering from heart disease associated with Hyperlipidemea. Also many Licensed Herbal Medicines are available in India which have shown excellent cardio protective results.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but local doctors and health professionals say there are no tricks to keeping your heart healthy.

Maintaining the body's essential organ is about the basics: healthy food, regular exercise and communicating with your doctor, said Dr. German Larrain, medical director of non-invasive cardiology at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Paula McIntyre, a dietitian at Marshfield Clinic's Merrill center, said a heart-healthy diet remains largely the same from early childhood to when you're a senior citizen.

While there are no secrets, people need to remember the basics: eat less saturated fat, while pumping up how many whole grains, fruits and vegetables they consume.

"People need to remember they can achieve a balance, and there are patterns over time that can impact their overall heart health," McIntyre said.

Here are a few suggestions that can help keep your heart healthy at every age.

Children And Teenagers

Diet: Limiting sugars and processed foods is key for young children and teenagers. Parents should make soda an occasional treat and teach their children about appropriate food choices and portion sizes by example.

"If you have a parent who spends every Saturday in front of the TV with a bag of snacks, why would their child learn something different?" he said.

Beginning at an early age, parents need to instill good eating habits in their children. Replace loads of sweets and fried foods with fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean cuts of meat.

While what they eat should remain largely unchanged throughout life to keep their hearts healthy, building early habits will make it easier as adults, McIntyre said.

Exercise: Limit the time your kids spend in front of a screen, encouraging them to play outdoors on their own or participating in an organized sport.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana concert tickets.

The hit Disney Channel TV show “Hannah Montana” has spawned the pop career of Miley Cyrus and young fans are clamoring for Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana concert tickets. GoTickets is the best place to get your Miley Cyrus concert tickets and Hannah Montana tour tickets.

The fact that Hannah Montana isn’t even a real person hasn’t stopped millions of fans from buying up Hannah Montana concert tickets. Of course Hannah Montana is played by Miley Cyrus, the star of the hit Disney show and also the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus (who you might remember for his mullet and the 1990s hit “Achy Breaky Heart”). But whether you call her Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus, there is no doubt that she is becoming one of the hottest young pop stars in recent years. Both of her albums, “Hannah Montana” and “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus,” went to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and total album sales are approaching five million copies. Get your Hannah Montana concert tickets and Miley Cyrus concert tickets from

Unlike some other pop stars who perhaps don’t make the best role models, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus certainly gives young people someone to look up to. That was proven when Miley won the “Favorite TV Actress” award at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Hannah Montana also appears in the Disney movie “High School Musical 2,” which should only make her more popular, and stared in her own movie last year, “Hannah Montana: The Movie”. If you want to be there for the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert tour, get your Hannah Montana tickets from

The first Hannah Montana concert tour was an opening act for the Cheetah Girls, but now Miley Cyrus is a major star in her own right and is set to go out on her own tour.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Alexandria is a popular tourist attraction

Alexandria: A city of art and culture is Situated in the northern part of Egypt on the coast lies Alexandria.

In ancient times, Alexandria was one of the world’s most famous cities. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria was the main Greek city in Egypt and then came under Roman influence until 430 BC. It remained Egypt's capital for nearly a thousand years, until the advent of Islam in 641 AD.

The city is famous for its Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Standing between 115 and 150 meters high, it was among the highest structures of the world — second only to the Pyramids. The city is peppered with Roman and Greek buildings and ruins.

Another thing Alexandria is famous for is its tram system, which consists of 38 stations. It is one of only three non-heritage tram systems in the world that use double-deck trams cars. The other two are in Blackpool, England, and Hong Kong.

Buildings in Alexandria are pieces of art in themselves. Each building tells a story of the people who made the city their home and the architects that built and then subsequently renovated them. When renovating buildings, people tend to preserve the old Roman style by carrying out basic repairs and adding color.

The streets of Alexandria are like open-air museums due to the number of art pieces and sculptures that overwhelm streets and the seafront. The fence surrounding the city’s armed forces hospital is an open museum in itself featuring different paintings on marble. These paintings were done by art students in the city’s colleges and universities.

Friday nights in Alexandria are marked for open-air weddings where visitors can see newly married couples making merry along with guests in streets for all to see.

“Many people here are poor and cannot afford a ballroom to celebrate their weddings. They find it cheaper and much more enjoyable to go downtown to the seafront to gather with their loved ones and enjoy an affordable night out,” said a taxi driver.

Fifteen miles east of Alexandria along the coast lies El-Montazah Park and a large number of modern hotels. A favored tourist spot, El-Montazah is a big plot of land consisting of gardens constructed during the reign of the Khedive Abbas II. The royal family's habit of gathering in the area during the hot summers continues till this day with wealthy Egyptians and tourists also frequenting it.

On the other side of the waterfront and in a quieter part of the city lies the Bibliotheca Alexandrina that was inaugurated in 2003 near the site of an old library called the Royal Library of Alexandria. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is situated right across the street from Alexandria University and encompasses a small cafeteria, making it the ideal place for students to study.

A US medical team visited the Kingdom last week to seek partners to conduct cooperative programs

Dr. Barth A. Green, professor and chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami.
A US medical team visited the Kingdom last week to seek partners to conduct cooperative programs on injuries relating to the spinal cord and the brain.

The Saudi Arabia to carry out a partnership program in research, treatment and education on spinal cord and brain trauma injuries considering the current medical needs of the Kingdom in the particular field," said Dr. Barth A. Green, professor and chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami.

Green, who led a medical team from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, met with the key officials of leading hospitals in the Kingdom during his three-day tour to the capital.

“The Kingdom has recorded the highest number of brain and trauma injuries in the world,” said Green, adding that the main cause of the high incidence in the Kingdom is solely due to traffic accidents.

He also said that studies had shown that brain injury caused to newborn babies could also be prevented by lowering the infant’s body temperature within 24 hours of delivery. “Lowering the body temperature following cardiac arrest increases the chance of survival among patients who have undergone heart attacks,” he said.

He said the world spends some $50 billion on spinal cord injuries and the expenditure is manifold on brain injuries. Green also described the increasing incidence as a socioeconomic burden.

In 1985, Green founded The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Today, The project is the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The Miami Project’s international team of more than 200 scientists, researchers and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord injury. The project team is lead by W. Dalton W. Dietrich, professor of neurological surgery, neurology and cell biology and anatomy, who was also a member of the visiting team.

Green said there is a large number of Saudi medical students studying both in and out of the Kingdom, but the students who are specializing in the field of brain and spinal cord injuries are few. He said that his institution could train a section of these students in this particular field, which has a high demand for qualified personnel in the Kingdom. “Our focus is on medical, surgical, clinical and rehabilitative programs among patients affected by brain and spinal cord injuries,” he said.

Explaining some of his projects, he said neuro protection researchers focus on understanding the damage that occurs during the hours and days after traumatic injury. “With a better understanding of the early injury processes, Miami project scientists are designing and testing specific therapies to prevent damage, rescue neurons and preserve nerve function," he said, adding that the new knowledge is also contributing to the design of repair strategies.

Mumbai International Boat Show saw Gitanjali Lifestyle hosting a spectacular fashion show

Mumbai International Boat Show saw Gitanjali Lifestyle hosting a spectacular fashion show .Designer James Ferreira showcased an amazing collection of classic yet trendy garments with perfect cuts and a range of colours and styles which was complemented by dazzling diamond studded jewellery from Giantti.

Surveen Chawla dazelled everyone with exquisite Giantti jewellery and statement-making watches from Morellato, Chronotec and others.

Gitanjali representative Gilles Moutounet, Vice President — International Business, Gitanjali Group, was also present. The event was presented by Bezel, the watch store from GLL, and Maya by Gitanjali Lifestyle, a multi-brand lifestyle department store focusing on luxury and premium retailing segment.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daniel May:Personality test

Daniel May says his whole musical life has been a mixture of the "legit and the illegit."

He has gone from writing the soundtrack for "Chopper Chicks in Zombietown" to recently doing pop-opera arrangements for a Ukrainian singer.

These days, the record producer-pianist-arranger-composer is operating his career out McCandless, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer Saitz, and three children in a home with a studio in the garage.

He also is playing piano for a number of performers and is one of the coordinating forces behind the Jazz at Andy's program at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown.

May was born in Wisconsin, but lived in a number of towns as his father taught music at various colleges. May attended Augustana College in South Dakota, got his master's degree at the University of Connecticut and his doctorate at Cornell University.

The May family came to Pittsburgh in 2005 after spending 20 years in Los Angeles. He is pleased with the move back to his wife's hometown.

"I always knew Pittsburgh was culturally rich," he says, "and I'm unpeeling that all the time."

The star who would play me in the movie version of my life and why:

Larry David: Because many people say I remind them of him. I have no idea why.

Childhood hero and why:

Composer Josef Haydn. I have always loved his music.

Pick one:

A. Go-Gos

B. Goo-Goo Dolls

C. Lady Gaga

D. Yo Gabba Gabba

I pick "D," even though I don't know what it means. I think I'd still prefer it over the other choices.

The piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had.

My old record turntable, along with my jazz records.

The superpower I wish I had in real life and why:

I would like to be Elastic Lad. I could sure use him when I crawl behind my equipment to rewire something in my recording studio.

I can't live without my: iPod, cell phone, DVR, or laptop?

DVR. Definitely.

My favorite reality show:

My own life.

App I wish I could invent:

One that, with the touch of a button, turns off all cell phones belonging to loud rude people at airports and restaurants.

Favorite brunch food:

Raw cauliflower with ranch dressing.

Favorite guilty pleasure:

Tomato soup with oyster crackers.

Best mistake I've ever made:

Buying a tiny house in Long Beach, Calif., and then selling it at the peak of the housing bubble.

Something I would do over if I could and why:

I would have agreed to sing the role of Amahl in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" when I was 10 years old because now it is one of my all-time favorite pieces.

Pick one:

A. Pirates

B. Penguins

C. Steelers

D. Other

E. I hate sports

D. I root for all of the Pittsburgh teams, but I have to pick "D." For the Los Angeles Lakers. It is hard not to like the Lakers after living in L.A. for over 20 years.

My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:

Franco Harris. He is a big music fan.

Favorite lunchtime spot:

Habitat Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel

Top thing on my "Bucket List" to do before I'm gone:

Learn to play the bassoon.

In five years, I'd like to:

Still not have a real job and continue doing the things I love.

My favorite thing about Pittsburgh is:

How I am constantly amazed and delighted by what the city has to offer.

Star I'd like to dance with on "Dancing with the Stars":

Cloris Leachman (wasn't she on that show?)

Three people I'd love to have dinner with:

Maya Angelou, Bill Evans, Stephen Jay Gould

My quirkiest inherited trait:

I sometimes answer the phone with a British-accented "Hello."

My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:

A Reuben with real sauerkraut

One word my mother would use to describe me:


Celebrity crush:

Sally Kellerman

The oldest thing in my refrigerator is:

A jar of diced garlic

When I was 10, I wanted to be:

A pro baseball player

Exercise I hate most:

Any Czerny exercise for piano

I'm deathly afraid of:

Waking up to discover that everything and everyone I know was just a dream.

If I was auditioning for "American Idol," my song would be:

"My Old Flame" imitating Spike Jones imitating Peter Lorre.

The first band I saw in concert (when and where):

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band when I was 8 years old at an outdoor concert in Rochester, N.Y.

The best concert I've ever seen:

Witold Lutoslawski conducting the premiere of his 4th Symphony with the L.A. Philharmonic

TV marathon I could watch all day and why:

"Northern Exposure" because the characters are so well-conceived.

Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark.

Driving into town from the Fort Pitt Tunnel at night

Saturday mornings you'll find me:

Teaching piano lessons in my studio.

Best new gadget I've tried recently.

Amazon Kindle

The person I'm most often mistaken for:

Someone's rabbi

The worst advice I ever received:

A guidance counselor in my high school telling me not to graduate early because these "were the best years of my life."

In high school, I was:

Anxious to get on with my life.

The most famous person I ever became friends with:

Henry Hillman

The movie that always makes me cry:

"Cinema Paradiso"

My most treasured fashion accessory is:

A production jacket from Warner Bros. Studios for writing music for the "Batman: Animated Series" TV show

What you'll always find in my glove compartment:

Power bars

My most embarrassing junk food:

Peanut butter-filled pretzels

If I wasn't a musician, I'd be:

A teacher looking for a job.

The last book I read:

"The Adventures of Curious George" (I have a 3-year old son.)

My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:

Maisie's, out here in Ross

Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:

"Enter Laughing"

My favorite website:

KDKA school closings site

My most memorable fashion mistake:

While playing viola in a string quartet at a wedding, I forgot my black socks and had to tuck the end of my tux pants into my shoes.

If I could live my life as someone else, it would be:


My childhood nickname was:


My favorite "bad" movie is:

"Chopper Chicks In Zombietown"

My first job:

Piano teacher ($2 per lesson)

My worst job:

Sorter of dirty laundry at a hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

My favorite cable channel:

Comedy Central

The song that always gets me out on the dance floor and why:

"Blame It On My Youth" because it's slow and I can't really dance.

Life would be better without:

Extremists on both ends of the spectrum.

If I could tour with any two bands, they would be:

Frank Zappa and James Taylor.

I never travel without my:

Bose noise-canceling headphones.

People would be surprised to know that I:

Can fingerspell (my sister is deaf).

Daniel May.
With touches of swagger and grace this seasoned soulful singer-songwriter delivers an album full of melodic twists and turns. From the jail-bustin’ freedom of “Lights Out in Tupelo to the edgy southern blues rock of 'It Ain't You' and the beautiful flamenco touch of 'Enjoy', every song is succinct with style, story and soul, while the album maintains a wonderful sense of continuity. Daniel May's voice ranges from a leathery Clint Eastwood rasp to warm, rich baritone, but both are like listening to a good friend sharing a few stories. Producer Anthony Newett captures the spirit of each song brilliantly.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Justin Bieber is the ultimate teen star as his movie is currently beating out Miley Cyrus' 'Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' film "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" is currently getting beat out by Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" when comparing the weekly earnings.

Justin Bieber’s biopic film "Never Say Never" reportedly took in around $13.6 million in its second week compared to Miley Cyrus’ second week earnings of $10.3 million, although Miley's film was released three years prior to Bieber's.

Justin's film is expected to keep raking in the money, and is rumored to be releasing a special "Director's Cut" in the near future, meaning that millions of fans will have to hit up the theaters yet again to see the news scenes.

Justin Bieber is seemingly on top of the world right now, and it doesn't look like Miley Cyrus or any other celebrity is going to stop him. Music, movies, tv, books, he's doing it all, and doing it well.

Miley Cyrus Presented With Global Action Award
Miley Cyrus was honored with the Global Action Youth Leadership Award. The event, which was held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in LA, was the first annual celebration for the honor.

Miley Cyrus received the award for her work in various youth and teen organizations. The award was presented to Miley by fellow former Disney star Hilary Duff, whom Cyrus told the crowd "inspired her."

The Global Action Youth Leadership Award is an award created to honor "innovative, effective and measurable solutions to global challenges and to collaborative corporate citizenry projects and campaigns that set standards and serve as catalysts for action."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Indoor Water Parks..

Wilderness Territory Waterpark Resort

No matter how cold it gets outside, you'll always find temperatures in the 80s in these indoor water parks, where you can do everything from surfing 35-mph waves to riding a lazy river. Text by Laura Kiniry, Budget Travel.

Indoor Water Parks: Splash Lagoon

he first water park in the U.S. opened in 1989, and 13 years later Pennsylvania finally caught onto the trend with Splash Lagoon in Erie, Pa. It may have taken a while, but as this park proves — some things are worth waiting for. The park attracts about 400,000 annual visitors and will open a new 30,000-square-foot wave pool this summer.

Indoor Water Parks: Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark

In Michigan's northwestern region, Boyne is best known as a ski escape. But the area is also home to the 88,000-square-foot Avalanche Bay, where skiers often thaw out in the 84-degree temperatures. The park is home to Michigan's only surf simulator, the Rip Zone, where guests can try either stand-up surfing or boogie boarding.

Indoor Water Parks: Kalahari Resort

The African-themed Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio, is an expansive 173,000 square feet (it's the largest water park under one roof in the U.S.) and features a spectrum of thrill rides, from the 55-foot-tall Cheetah Race waterslide to the speedy, 400-foot-long Rippling Rhino tube ride.

New York Fashion Week

Layering is mostly just how we dress, a way to extend what's in our closets and, bonus, stay warm and dry.
Next fall, it may be more about how we feel.
Sequins on sheers have surfaced OVER wool and New York Fashion Week runways are filled with mashups of soft bulk, rich colour, vibrant prints and a variety of textures done in fresh ways.
Eclectic layers were on Rachel Roy's mind, on her catwalk and off.
"When it's freezing outside, I ask, 'What can I put on?' ... I want the knit coats with prints on them that I can layer with cardigans, print dresses with tights, socks and bootie heels,'" she told The Associated Press.
The goal? "I'm trying to show a woman for fall-winter to work with different pieces that I'm suggesting or what's already in her closet," Roy said.
On Tuesday, the sixth day of previews, Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy sent coats down the runway with strategic cutouts that allow for more than a passing glimpse of what's underneath.
The most delicate layers were at Sophie Theallet, a thin cardigan worn over a sheer on top of a metallic corset cocktail dress.
Layering is practical. It's versatile. Building it in rather than piling it on can draw attention to every piece.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The U.S. Kids Golf

Golf for The U.S. Kids........
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2001. The vision of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is to provide kids and their families the opportunity to participate in the game of golf through instruction and competition. Today, the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation conducts over 400 local, regional, national, and international events.

more ....

Experience the thrill of competition in a U.S. Kids Golf Tournament. Compete with kids around the world in your own age/gender group on a course especially setup for kids age 5 through 15.
U.S. Kids Golf has tournaments and events overseas and in Japan. Registration for every event is through this web site.

USKG Local Tours are played on regular courses with adjusted tees matching children's age and gender to insure maximum enjoyment and fair competition.

Playing in a Seasonal Tournament or a World Championship Qualifier is fun and also gives your child the opportunity to be invited to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst North Carolina USA. Top place winners from each group will be selected by USKGJ and invitations for the World Championship will be sent late May. The European Championship in Scotland is an exciting event to compete with top European players in the home of golf. The event is held in May.

For more information about each event or email

The u.s kids Golf mission

2011 Local Tours (Japan)

Date Prefecture Course
Nov 3
Sep 19
Jul 18
Jun 19
May 15
Apr 3
Feb 11
Mie Hakusan Village
Golf Course
Jan 9
Mie Hakusan Village
Golf Course

The Low Anthem, 'Smart Flesh'

Smart Flesh, The Low Anthem's follow-up to Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, will be released in the U.S. on Feb. 22.

Low Anthem ,
The first time we fell in love with a Low Anthem record, the group was hand-crafting its self-released CDs and volunteering to pick up trash at the Newport Folk Festival. Now that the Rhode Island band has played on the big stage at that same hometown festival and signed with a big label, it's still making records worth discovering slowly and embracing with loving care.

The follow-up to Oh My God, Charlie Darwin — provocatively titled Smart Flesh — showcases a band that's never been on surer footing. Whereas Charlie Darwin let its graceful choral-folk ballads brush up against barroom rock stompers, Smart Flesh veers toward a more consistently melancholy blend of blues, folk and country.

Alternately rustic and relevant, these songs sound haunted in every possible way — and not just in the appropriately titled "Ghost Woman Blues," either. "I'll Take Out Your Ashes" is more than merely tinged with guilt and regret, while that most ghostly of instruments, the singing saw, makes a prominent appearance in "Burn." A bit of rock 'n' roll muscle surfaces in the bruising "Boeing 737," but Smart Flesh is more hymn-like than hedonistic on the whole, and beautiful through and through.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Language of love ..Valentine's Day

Language of love ..Valentine's Day
No matter what country or lifestyle or age, the language of love comes though the same – beautifully filled with romance (and sometimes candy, flowers and cards).

Known to many as Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th’s beginning are not as easy to come by as the languages of love are, such as out first two - Mi aime jou, Creol, and Ta gra agam ort, Gaelic. But the legends behind the start of this romantic day, some will argue, are those made of love, and lest us not forget a kindly cleric named Valentine who died more than a thousand years ago.

Most romantic holidays ..Valentine's Day
It's one of the most romantic holidays of the year, filled with flowers, heart shaped chocolates, and romantic cards. And with Valentine's Day falling on a Monday, local flower shops are gearing up for a busy day. " This has been the biggest one in about three years, it's the first time it's fallen on a weekday in the last three years so we're pretty excited about it" said Rachelle Nyswonger, owner of Flowers By Rachelle.
Local flower shops are packed with everything from specially ordered orchids to bouquets boasting an assortment of flowers and colors. Out of the 15-billion dollars Americans are expected to spend this Valentine's Day, 1.7 of that will go toward flowers alone. And worldwide, more than 50-million roses will be given out, making it this year's flower of choice. " This year it seems to be more than ever the dozen roses, and red, red is the big color this year" said Nyswonger.
And if roses are on your shopping list, how about a 3'9" rose, Flowers By Rachelle can help you with that one.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.

True Friend Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana - Bone Dance

Katrina Kaif life....

Katrina Kaif (born 16 July 1984) is an actress and former model who appears in Indian films, mainly in the Hindi-language film industry.She has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted the "Hottest Woman in the World" by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Early life
Kaif was born in Hong Kong, to an Indian Kashmiri father,Mohammed Kaif, and an English mother, Suzanne Turquotte,both of whom are British citizens. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Kaif stated once, "my dad, unfortunately, and not out of choice, has had no influence on our upbringing, on our religious or social or moral bearings."Kaif has seven siblings. From Hong Kong, she and her family moved to China, then to Japan. Then from Japan (by boat) to France when she was 8, and also moved to Switzerland, Kraków, Berlin, Belgium, and many other East European countries where she and her family were there for a few months each.Then they moved to Hawaii, and finally later moved to her mother's home country, England. It is widely speculated that Kaif is from London, when in fact, she only lived there for three years before moving to Mumbai

Miley Cyrus will be the host of SNL

Pop star Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), who recently expressed regret about the salvia bong incident, will be hosting Saturday Night Live. The actress slash singer will not be performing as the musical guest (who hasn’t been announced yet), but it’s been speculated that Miley will be popping up on “The Miley Cyrus Show”, which is a recurrent SNL spoof of the 18-year-old starlet. Who could the musical guest be? Selena Gomez? The Jonas Brothers? And dare I suggest, Justin Bieber?

Vanessa Bayer has been playing Miley on the running skit, which has had plenty of material to draw from with Miley’s recent shenanigans ranging from salvia to scantily clad attire. Miley Cyrus will be performing live on SNL in New York on March 5, 2011.

In related news, Miley has also been grabbing headlines because she has been nominated for 3 categories in theKids Choice Awards. In the “Favorite TV Actress” category, Miley is competing against Miranda Cosgrove, Selena Gomez, and Victoria Justice. For “Favorite Singer,” Miley once again is up against Selena Gomez, as well as Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. “Favorite Movie Actress” is the final category Miley is in, facing stiff competition from Ashley .


Miley Cyrus gets her fifth tattoo...

Miley Cyrus said 2011 was going to be all about making people happy. I am not sure what a new tattoo has to do with making other people happy but good for you Miley. It turns out the young Hannah Montana star recently got a new tattoo on her torso. Judging by the out of focus picture, it looks to be like some sort of dream catcher. With Miley getting new ink, do you think Playboy is in her future?

I am not avid supporter of Miley Cyrus but I highly doubt she will ever do Playboy. Yes, the 18-year-old just got another tattoo but before you judge…you should ask what it means. It turns out the dream catcher tat has four feathers which represents her four brothers and sisters. Supposedly the dream catcher is to protect them…how thoughtful.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

HANNAH MONTANA Complete Final Season..........

"Hannah Montana" arrives on a 2-Disc DVD Set March 8, 2011, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Specially packaged to include all 13 final season episodes, this exciting release also contains an exclusive alternate ending to the series finale; a series retrospective; cast goodbyes and an all-new collectible memory book; a Hannah Montana photograph with signature and much, much more . . . .

It´s the perfect tribute to the end of an era!

Giving fans of all ages the chance to complete their DVD series collection, "Hannah Montana Forever: Final Season"
beautifully concludes the laughter and fun of Miley Stewart´s (Miley Cyrus) high school adventures while also unveiling her big superstar secret.

For those who have followed Hannah Montana for four-plus amazing years and are ready to see how it all ends, Miley Stewart has found herself at crossroads during her senior year. After all these years, does she still have the best of both worlds? Can she continue her alter ego, Hannah Montana, or will she leave it all behind to be an ordinary girl? This exciting release invites viewers to come join Miley, Lilly, Oliver, Robby Ray, Jackson, Rico and special guest stars Sheryl Crow, Cody Linley, Dolly Parton and more as they bring the groundbreaking and beloved series to a close.

Debuting March 8, 2011, the collectible "Hannah Montana Forever: Final Season" 2-Disc DVD Set will retail for the suggested price of $29.99 in the U.S. and $35.99 in Canada.

The Global Retailing Conference (GRC) of the University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing announced its 2011:Fashion industry innova

Fashion industry innovators.
The Global Retailing Conference (GRC) of the University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing announced its 2011 lineup of 16 speakers – including some of the retailing and fashion industries’ most widely recognized innovators – who will present at the two-day event.

Among the speakers are design entrepreneurs Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart, as well as senior executives from a diverse group of retailers that include Macy’s, Brooks Brothers, Crate & Barrel, Gilt Groupe, QVC and Walmart.

The conference will be held April 7-8 at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ. Under the theme of “Inspiring Innovation,” presentations will bring to life the experiences of leaders who have succeeded in industries fueled by new ideas that capture the imaginations of consumers, as well as technologies that drive growth.

Speakers for the event are:

• Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.
• Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
• Mike George, President & CEO, QVC
• Alan Dabbiere, Chairman, Airwatch
• Javier Polit, CIO of the Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company
• Barbara Turf, CEO & President, Crate & Barrel
• Raul Vazquez, EVP, Global eCommerce, Walmart
• Roberto Orci, President & CEO, Acento
• Ira Kalish, Director of Global Economics, Deloitte Consulting LLP
• Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe
• Jiri Nechleba, CEO, 4R Systems
• Michael Archbold, CFO, Vitamin Shoppe
• Jesse W. Curlee, President, Supima Cotton
• Claudio Del Vecchio, CEO, Brooks Brothers
• Jeff Elder, Vice President of Marketing, J.G. Boswell Company
• Tommy Hilfiger, Principal Designer & Visionary, Tommy Hilfiger Group

“Our Global Retailing Conference has grown over its 14 years to be one of the most compelling forums for presenting and sharing ideas that drive success in our very competitive business – both in North America and overseas,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc., who will deliver opening remarks.

“The conference offers a unique opportunity to fuse the experiences of established retailing/fashion leaders with the energy of new ideas and perspectives that are being formed at the University of Arizona, one of the nation’s leading collegiate business retailing programs. This conference is a place where retailing executives, faculty, students, consultants and technology innovators learn from each other in an open and collaborative setting.”

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