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Ultra-Sleek Mainport Hotel Opens in Rotterdam

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

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Earlier this month, Mainport Hotel opened in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a sleek design consisting of black glass and aluminum, poised to make the skyline in the country’s second-largest city even more moderne. It’s in perfect pitch with the city’s newly built waterfront.

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Located in Leuvehaven next to the Maritime Museum and on the banks of the Maas River, the 215-room property harnesses futuristic concepts designed by Feran Thomassen, most evident in the mostly black-and-white furnishings with curved lines, like black bucket seats in the water-level restaurant (Down Under). In addition, floor-to-ceiling glass walls on both sides provide views of the harbor.

At Down Under is a love letter to Sydney, Australia, with foods inspired by that region prepared by chef Sander Jongenotter. Similarly, bar on the Rocks also adopts an Aussie vibe.

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With a property-wide focus on wellness, Mainport Hotel also features Spa Heaven on the eighth floor where there is a Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, Hammam, relaxation room, and two treatment rooms. Within each of the five room categories is an in-room spa concept with a walk-in shower, whirlpool, and anti-fog mirrors. Waterfront Spa and Spa Suite rooms offer a Finnish sauna. A king-size bed, flat-screen television, and Illy espresso machine are also in each room. But what’s especially unique is that each floor adopts a different design theme as expressed through patterns and color hues

Owner Karin Geurts says her number-one focus in creating this hotel is to launch a “landing pad” or hub for locals in the city to utilize too.

Rates start at 1Ȓ Euros ($207) per night.

Kristine Hansen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee where she reports on food, wine, and travel topics around the globe for Fodors.com, along with new-hotel openings. She also writes for Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Whole Living and American Way. In 2006 she co-authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coffee and Tea (Alpha Books/Penguin). You can follow her on Twitter @kristineahansen or through her web site.

Photo credits: Courtesy of Mainport Hotel

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Just Back From: The Indy 500

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

While I’d hardly consider myself a sports fanatic, my first Indy ᒴ experience is one I won’t easily forget. As Indy’s most important event, the entire city comes together to make each year’s race better than the last. From the colorful parade to the post-race celebrations, here’s everything you need to know about the world’s largest, single-day sporting event.

Overview

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The race consists of 33 drivers who complete 200 laps around the track, totaling 500 miles. The race typically lasts about three hours, which can feel like it’s flying by faster than the cars themselves. To get a sense of just how big the track is, consider this: Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Colosseum, and Vatican City all can fit comfortably inside the IMS oval. Plus, it only takes about 39 seconds on average for the cars to complete a lap.

An Inside Look

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Since media are among those allowed onto the track before the racers take their seats, I had a chance to see these intricate machines up close. When all is said and done, each car costs over one million dollars to build. Perhaps the most impressive car part is the steering wheel. It is almost toy-like in appearance but is actually custom-designed and molded to fit the driver’s hand like a glove, thus ensuring better grip. About an hour before the race, the ȁ cars line up three by three for a total of eleven rows based on how well each driver did in the qualifier rounds.

What to Expect

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It’s safe to say that people at the 500 are excited to be there. Although the race doesn’t officially start until noon, the parking lots fill up throughout the morning. Before the racers start their engines, there are several musical performances including the National Anthem and “Back Home Again in Indiana.” I was most impressed by the group of planes flying overhead followed by the release of hundreds of balloons into the air. This year, to honor the Boston Marathon victims, about 35 runners symbolically finished the race on the Indy 500 track as the enthusiastic crowd cheered from the stands.

What to Wear

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This actually depends on where your seat is located. The weather this past weekend was rather cool but in previous years, temperatures were much higher. Make sure to dress comfortably and to lather up with sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, three hours sitting or standing outside can result in a nasty sunburn. By far the most notorious outdoor viewing area is called “the “Snake Pit” (pictured above). The crowd here is young, the shorts are short, and the booze is flowing. There are also more family-friendly areas nearby in addition to various tailgating spaces.

Traditions

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There are a few traditions that might seem strange to the first-time Indy 500 spectator. As a newcomer to the races myself, I definitely had moments of confusion. For example, when an Indy 500 winner crosses the finish line he generally does two things: drinks a glass of milk and kisses the Yard of Bricks. Right after Louis Meyer won his third Indy 500 race in 1936 he asked for milk and unlike the previous year when he was given a glass of buttermilk, he received a bottle. The image of him chugging milk while celebrating his win became iconic and has since become a tradition at the races. Similarly, the “kissing the bricks” became a tradition after NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett did so after his Brickyard 400 victory in 1966. It’s a symbolic way to honor the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Winner Announced

Luckily, there were only a handful of crashes this year and each racer stepped out of his car unharmed. While the race was close, it was ultimately Tony Kanaan of Brazil who earned the top spot, followed by Carlos Munoz of Colombia, and Ryan Hunter-Reay of the US. Although most fans were rooting for a particular driver, the crowd always comes together to applaud the victor.

Photo credits: Spectators kissing the bricks courtesy of Flickr/momentcaptured1; All other photos courtesy of Megan Eileen McDonough

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Airstream 2 Go Launches in the US

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

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Is there any road trip more iconic than one in a classic silver Airstream? Well, get ready for an epic American adventure. A new company, called Airstream 2 Go, wants to rent you one so that you, too, can experience the thrill of criss-crossing the country in these mid-century modern gems.

Launched earlier this month, they have a small fleet with two different Airstream trailers for rent: The Airstream 28′ for 6 people and the Airstream 23′ for 4 people. And they’ll give you a fully-equipped GMC Yukon Denali for prime hauling.

The LA-based company is independent but is Airstream factory-approved. “Airstream 2 Go is a brand new company with an 82-year history,” said Dicky Riegel, Founder CEO. “Airstream trailers have been an American icon for travel and adventure since 1931.” Travelers can start renting in Las Vegas and Los Angeles currently, with more destinations on the way.

Each Airstream trailer comes fully equipped and well-designed with linens and towels, kitchen essentials, flat screen TVs, iPod docks, sound systems, barbecues, air conditioning, camping chairs, and so much more. Basically they are a full summer vacation packed into a shiny, silver trailer.

Weekly rental rates start at $5,300, which is steep but it does cover most expenses and amenities. They also offer packages like their “Take It Go,” which for $7,500 comes with a fully planned custom itinerary for your trip.

If you’ve never hauled a trailer before, they’ll even train you up so you’re prepped and ready for the ultimate road trip. Seriously, they go into so much detail they’ll even give you a checklist of everything you’ll want to bring with you and will provide you with mini iPads with security info, itineraries, and maps.

You know what this means, right? It is time to hit the open road…in style.

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BNP’s demand for caretaker govt illogical: Hasina

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

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World Bank extends support to trade facilitation in Laos

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

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Laos and France to further bilateral cooperation

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

Publication Date : 31-05-2013

 

The government of France has reaffirmed its agreement to continue working with Laos, providing assistance to various projects that help the country meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

The information was confirmed yesterday by high level officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment at the meeting to review the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Presiding over the meeting was Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Somchit Inthamith, French Ambassador to Laos Yves Carmona, Deputy Regional Director for Asia for the French Development Agency (AFD) in Paris Yves Guicquero, concerned officials and other invited guests.

During the meeting, the officials of the two parties held talks about the future cooperation plan in relation to various issues, with France providing assistance and technical support in rural and urban development, water supply, energy, agriculture, and various other fields.

Over the years, France has provided grant assistance through the French Embassy and the AFD as well as contributing to official development assistance through multilateral organisations in order to help Laos to reach the goals, according to a report from the ministry.

Between 2007 and 2011, France has provided grant assistance through the AFD and the French Embassy in Laos, by strengthening six sectors, including urban development, clean water sup plies, cultural and social, health, agriculture and rural development, and energy and environment.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, bilateral development cooperation between Laos and France has seen the latter contribute around US$15 million per annum, the monies helping the government pursue its 7th Five-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan.

The AFD has been working in Laos as a bilateral agency since 1993, in support of national initiatives in relation to poverty eradication and economical growth.

During that time, it has directed its support to strategic sectors in Laos such as rural development, through a broad scope of interventions, ranging from shifting cultivation stabilisation projects in mountainous regions, to irrigation and crop diversification projects in lowland regions of Laos.

Support was also extended in the fields of hydropower and water management, conservation of Laos’ cultural heritage sites as well the development of social infrastructure.

Last year, the French government also provided grant assistance through the AFD to further support the preservation of cultural, historic and natural heritage in Luang Prabang and Champassak provinces.

In addition, the French government still has funds provided by different sectors for regional projects administered through the World Bank, contributing especially to funds to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Laos.

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Bride in India elopes with boyfriend, her sister marries the groom!

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

Publication Date : 31-05-2013

 

It doesn’t happen only in Bollywood films, it happens in real life too! A bride in Nagpur city in the Indian state of Maharashtra eloped with her boyfriend, leaving the groom waiting at the marriage mandap (stage) at Ramteke Nagar on Wednesday. The woman, 22, returned in the evening, married to the man she loved.

 

It doesn’t happen only in Bollywood films, it happens in real life too!
A bride in Nagpur city in the Indian state of Maharashtra eloped with her boyfriend, leaving the groom waiting at the marriage mandap (stage) at Ramteke Nagar on Wednesday. The woman, 22, returned in the evening, married to the man she loved.

The groom, disheartened at first, had another surprise waiting for him, as the bride’s family did not send him back empty-handed. They convinced the bride’s younger sister to marry the groom, and everyone went home happy at the end of the day, The Times of India reported today.

The drama started when a family from Pandhrabodi rushed to Ambazari police station with a request to help them find their daughter Reema (name changed), whose marriage was scheduled at 11am. The groom Shekhar (name changed), a computer teacher from Walni, had already reached the marriage venue with a ‘baraat’ (marriage party) of around 300 people. The bride’s nervous family told police that she had left home early morning and was not traceable, with her mobile phone also unreachable.

Reema’s family members also revealed that she was close to one Ravi (name changed). Sources in the neighbourhood also told the cops that Reema often frequented Ravi’s place; the couple had been in a steady relationship.

Cops from Ambazari police station immediately rushed to Ravi��s place at Sudamnagari. But Ravi too was untraceable and his mobile phone was switched off. The cops immediately flashed the registration number of Ravi’s motorbike on the wireless to trace him, assuming that Ravi and Reema had gone together.

Meanwhile, the groom Shekhar and his family were crestfallen on learning about the incident. They started levelling allegations of fraud and cheating against Reema’s family, for having kept them in the dark about her affair with Ravi. They were also upset that Reema had participated in marriage rituals at Shekhar’s place a day earlier without any apparent reluctance expected of someone thinking of running away.

After a day-long drama of trying to trace them, Reema and Ravi returned in the evening, but only after marrying each other. The cops, who had been worried about the possibility of the lovebirds taking a drastic step like suicide as it happens in India so often, were relieved to see them married and happy.

“Police cannot take action since two adults have taken a decision to marry each other,” said an officer of Ambazari police station.
However, the drama was not yet over: the families of Shekhar and Reema decided to end the matter on a happier note. Reema’s parents asked their younger daughter Rita (name changed) to marry Shekhar if only to save the family’s honour. And the young lady promptly obliged.  Decked up in bridal make-up, she took Reema’s place at the wedding and got married to Shekhar. (With reports form agencies)

 

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Mental health checks for all prisoners in Sri Lanka

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

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Smoking causes 56% of lung cancer among Korean men

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

Publication Date : 31ᆙ-2013

 

Smoking causes nearly 56 per cent of lung cancer in men, a medical team in Seoul said in its report on Thursday.

The study which observed about 14길 males in Seoul for the last 16 years also revealed that smoking increased the risk of lung cancer by fourfold in comparison to those who didn’t smoke at all.

Based on the percentage of male smokers in the Korean population, which is 41 per cent, the team estimated that smoking may have caused 55.6 per cent of lung cancer cases in men.

��These results highlight the need for an intervention programme for quitting smoking in Korea,” said Seoul National University Medical School professor Ahn Yoon-ok who led the study.

Interestingly, the study showed that the prevalence of lung cancer in Korean smokers has remained unchanged, regardless of the number of observation years. The lung cancer risk in male smokers showed a similar fourfold increase, compared to lifelong non-smokers, in follow-up studies conducted for eight years andಐ years.

The team compared its study with a 50-year follow-up study of smoking and lung cancer in Britain that showed a 25-fold increase in lung cancer risk in men, compared to non-smokers.

Results from both studies differ due to differences in observation period but also because lung cancer risk is higher in non-smokers in Korea than those in the United Kingdom, the team said.

“This supports the idea that non-smokers in Korea suffer greatly from second-hand smoke. Korea needs to launch a systematic long-term study of smoking and lung cancer like Britain to investigate this,” said Bae Jong-myeon, professor at Jeju University Medical School.

South Korea’s smoking rate ranked second among 35 OECD-member countries in 2009.

A separate study showed that 1 in 4 smokers in Korea is a heavy smoker, defined as someone who smokes at least 15 cigarettes a day and who feels no need to quit smoking.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, chances of becoming a heavy smoker were high among those who started to smoke before they reachedಓ, those who consume alcohol more often and those who were not exposed to any anti-smoking programmes.

In a survey of 1,241 smokers conducted in 2010, 25.5 per cent of respondents said they smoke at least 15 cigarettes a day. They answered that they have not tried to quit smoking in the last 12 months and have no intention to stop smoking in next six months.

Among those who belonged to the heavy-smoker category, 41.6 per cent said they started to smoke when they were 19 or younger. The average starting age was 19.8 for heavy-smokers, while other respondents who smoke less said they started to smoke at 21.1 on average.

In a related move, the World Health Organisation called for countries to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to help reduce the number of tobacco users, particularly young people.

One-third of young people’s experimenting with tobacco happens “as a result of exposure to tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship,” the WHO said in a statement published Thursday on its website. May 31 has been named “No Tobacco Day” by the United Nationsâ�� health arm.

About 78 per cent of teenagers aged಍-15 years are regularly exposed to some form of tobacco promotion worldwide, it added.

“Tobacco use ranks right at the very top of the list of universal threats to health, yet is entirely preventable,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in the statement. “Governments must make it their top priority to stop the tobacco industry’s shameless manipulation of young people and women, in particular, to recruit the next generation of nicotine addicts,” she added.

 

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Amidst controversy, Sri Lanka to go for diesel power plants

Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin

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