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..

 


Dr House sings the blues

Hugh Laurie the british actor and comedian, the famous doctor House in the american medical drama ”House M.D”, has released the blues album ”Let them Talk”. Few people know he is also a talented musician as he plays guitar, piano, drums, harmonica and the saxophone.

He decided to go on with it because, when being asked to do it he thought ” I’m not gonna feel very clever saying I could have done that “. The album was recorded in the French quarter of  New Orleans so check out his album here 



Michael of Romania

145 years since King Carol I proclaimed himself as “king of Romanians,” King Michael has informed that beginning Tuesday he breaks all connection with the Royal House of Hohenzollern. In this way, he respects the 1921 decision of his ancestor, King Ferdinand I to give a national character to the Romanian Royal House, according to the Royalty press release on Tuesday.

TIME Magazine Cover – 1 Aug  1927

Following the recent decision, the Royal House will no longer be called The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, but the Royal House of Romania. The members of the Royal Family will also give up all their titles given by the heads of the Hohenzollern royal family.

“In accordance with our grandfather’s wishes , the Royal Family will be entitled Of Romania, and beginning with May 10 they will no longer be entitled with the additional Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House name”

The House of Hohenzollern is one of the most important dynasties in Europe. The Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is a wing of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Kings Carol I (1881-1914), Ferdinand I of Romania (1912-1921), Mihai I (Michael) of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947) and Carol II of Romania (1930- 1940)


Pair of Queens

Yesterday at a performing arts reception held at the Buckingham palace, Queen Elizabeth II meets with Helen Mirren, the actress that was awarded an Oscar for her portrayal  of Queen Elizabeth in The Queen. Also smiling in the back is Ellie Goulding



“It’s Toasted”

when the doctor used to recommend smoking 2 cigarretes a day ….Thank you for smoking

Lucky Strike designer packs

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I could have been German

The Soviet Victory Day[1] or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states).

Preparations for Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2011

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Obama’s birth certificate

After Donald Trump‘s statement :  “I’ve been told that it’s not there or it doesn’t exist. And if that’s the case it’s a big problem.”, the White House releases Obama‘s birth certificate


Burg crono 2.0

Really now… Is being Dmitry Medvedev‘s bodyguard such a dirty job?

Members of the president’s security detail in Russia, placed an order for a Burg Crono 2.0 mineral-cast luxury bathtub, price: 9000 euro .

As Russia is dealing with a scandal concerning over free-spending bureaucrats, this doesn’t look good as the bathtub is costing more than the country’s average annual wage.


Saudi Kingdom

The Kingdom Holding Company owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal (member of the Saudi Royal Family , he is the nephew of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah) are financing what could be the new World’s tallest building , named Mile-High Tower (also Kingdom Tower) estimated height : 1,600 m/ 5,280 ft, location  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Only in China

As I was checking out this morning news this is what I stumbled upon :

Family dog helps with everyday chores : A pet dog in Xingyang country in central China’s Henan Province has been trained to help his owner with various household chores including dumping rubbish or carrying food and vegetables at the market.


Cosmonauts..50 years later

As 50 years have past from the first human space flight, I’m sure you all remember Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the Soviet  cosmonaut that was to be remembered as the first man in outer space. After launching the Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

1961 video

 

In order to celebrate and remember the historical landmark, on the 5th of April 2011….inside

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FreshJive

If you never heard of them you’ll be impressed with the design like non-other

As far as I am concerned these are some of the best clothing collections out there..

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Out of time design

Get an insight on the military,political and civil watches, designed by the CCCP

you won’t believe it

 

 


Well well well…..

……guess it’s witness the fitness

when you have that much oil it's pretty sure they will come knocking


“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.” Adolf Hitler

Now now…don’t be hasty

A short list of  U.S. Military Interventions

SOUTH DAKOTA     1890
ARGENTINA     1890
CHILE         1891
HAITI         1891
IDAHO         1892
HAWAII         1893
CHICAGO     1894
NICARAGUA     1894
CHINA         1894-95
KOREA         1894-96
PANAMA         1895
NICARAGUA     1896
CHINA         1898-1900
PHILIPPINES     1898-1910
CUBA         1898-1902
PUERTO RICO     1898
GUAM         1898

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