Posts tagged “politics

Looking Into The Past : 9/11

d as part of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of the World Trace Center September 11, 2001, the following specific project was carried out by the photographer Jason Powell, mixing past and present photographs of places of NYC.

Gold standard ATM @ UK

Predictably it’s gold coloured and it looks pretty flash. Britain’s first vending machine selling gold made a surprise debut in the Westfield shopping centre in west London today, apparently to cater for growing retail demand.

The Gold To Go machine is manufactured by German operator Ex Oriente Lux, which is keen to tap into the traditional status of gold as a “safe haven” during economic turmoil. The company also thinks there is a market for buying last-minute presents such as wedding anniversary and landmark gifts, all in neat packaging.

Pictures from similar model in Dubai

 

A computer inside the machine updates the price of gold every 10 minutes to reflect fluctuations in the world market. It sells bars and coins in various sizes, including – currently – a special souvenir 2.5g bar with the London skyline engraved on its reverse. Shoppers can also pick up a 1g coin for about £40 or a 250g bar for £10,250.


Justin Timberlake buys MySpace

Justin Timberlake is to take a “major role” in the new direction of Myspace after he emerged as one of those behind a $35m deal for the ailing social network.

The singer turned actor, who starred as Facebook investor Sean Parker in the Hollywood hit The Social Network, took a stake in Myspace along with the online advertising company, Specific Media.

The unlikely entrepreneur will “lead the business strategy” for the fallen social network, the Specific Media chief executive Tim Vangerhook, said on announcing the $35m deal on Wednesday evening. In an interview with AdAge, Vanderhook said Timberlake, 30, had put his own money into buying Myspace, but refused to disclose how much. He confirmed that the former N Sync singer will have an office in Myspace but that he was “probably not going to be there every day”.

Timberlake said in a statement: “There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place.Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalise Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”



Sculpture by the sea

It is a free to the public exhibition of 65 sculptures from across the world staged on the public lawns, beach and forests bordering Aarhus bay. Aarhus, Denmark

Sculpture by the Sea Official website – link 


Dimwits

After images like that were seen all across Europe, it turned  out the E-coli came from germinated seeds, and guess where , in Germany, good thing when this started up they were so fast on blaming it on Spain.


E-coli bad for some

Since this recent E-coli bubble has raised itself over Europe, Goats in Spain don’t seem bothered by it..

 


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