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Cowes Week Set To Sail

July 31, 2009

Cowes Week, Britain’s longest running and most glamourous sailing regatta, gets underway Saturday August first. The event will gather a thousand sailboats, 8,500 competitors and more than 100,000 spectators for the eight-day regatta, which combines the thrilling iShares Cup and the Artemis Challenge. Canadian rock star Bryan Adams was named as one ...

Timberlake Goes Green with Golf Course

July 31, 2009

Pop star Justin Timberlake has opened a new eco-friendly golf course in Memphis, Tennessee. The singer spent a whooping $16 million to modify the sprawling greens. Called Mirimichi, the course becomes the first to be designated as a certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary in the US. The musician/actor saved the property from ...

Show Bargains at the Tropicana Atlantic City

July 31, 2009

This summer, The Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is luring customers with two great shows staged until early September. The Tropicana also offers restaurant packages with a pre- or post-show dinner. Fame Originally a popular TV show and set in the early 1980s, Fame reveals the turmoils of a group of teenagers ...

Aung Sang Suu Kyi Verdict Posponed

July 31, 2009

The 64-year-old Ms Suu Kyi, the Prime Minister-elect of Burma, will have to wait until August 11 to receive her verdict. "The court said they have to consider legal problems, that's why they said they will give the verdict on August 11," Told her lawyer Nyan Win to AFP following a ...

Vancouver Winter Olympics In Need of Promotion

July 31, 2009

Whistler's MP believes Canada needs to increase their promotion efforts for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. On a recent trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, John Weston, commented on how little Asians knew about the event. Weston travelled to the Far East this summer ...

Russian Bunkers Back in Business

July 31, 2009

Thanks, to North Korea's recent antics, Russia is planning to reactivate the 266 shelters which surround the Eastern city of Vladivostok. With rockets flying just a few hundred kilometers away, Russian officials find it necessary to keep these shelters operational. Vladivostok has more bunkers than any other city in the country, but ...

Recession Over in Canada

July 31, 2009

According to the Bank of Canada, the country is out of the woods. An improvement in the credit markets and renewed consumer confidence mark the end of hard times, the central bank said in its monetary last policy report. On Thursday, bank governor Mark Carney said "the rate of growth will pick ...

Lance Armstrong Looking for Respect

July 31, 2009

"Drop this drivel" were the words used by cyclist Lance Armstrong in reference to the comments made by his Astana teammate and this year's Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. After his second Tour win in three years, the Spaniard talked about his stressful and ambiguous relationship with the American ...

Kiss Front Man Causes Commotion in Canada

July 31, 2009

In a recent trip to Ottawa, Canada's capital, Kiss bass player Gene Simmons toured parliament hill with his wife Shannon Tweed, a former model, actress and a ex-resident of the city. The quaint and beautiful city is used to famous politicians and diplomats but rarely witnesses Hollywood style frenzy. The two ...

Majorca bomb blast kills two and traps tourists

July 31, 2009

The popular Spanish resort island of Majorca was sealed off yesterday following a terrorist bombing that killed two officers.  It was suspected that ETA was responsible for the attack. Officials closed the island’s airport and seaports, leaving at least hundreds of tourists stranded, after the second bombing in two days that ...

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