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Once you arrive in London there are numerous sites that you would like to check out. But going and doing this all alone won’t be much fun. What if you are in London on business and you may need someone to attend a special dinner or reception.

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When you are in London and find yourself in need of companionship then the best thing to do is to contact an London escort agency  . They are more than happy to help you in fulfilling all of your sexual pleasures. They will also be your date and attend whatever event you’d like to go to. They are there to make all of your dreams come true. Contacting high class London escorts will be the best thing that you will do while you are there. 

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Celebrity Birthdays

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Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection

X xxxxxyx xxxxxxxy Mark your calendars: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici of ABCs The Bachelor are getting married. Their wedding ceremony will air live on ABC on Jan. 26. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherines Wedding will be hosted by Chris Harrison. Lowe was named the franchises 17th bachelor after he was rejected by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette. Other couples to marry from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette include Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, and Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. The Bachelor returns in January with Juan Pablo Galavis looking to find his match from 25 eligible women. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Singer Barry McGuire is 78. Actress Linda Lavin (Alice) is 76. Actress-director Penny Marshall is 70. Musician Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters is 67.

Celebrity Summit – Bermuda Here We Come

EDT October 14, 2013 The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line that began in 2008. Michael Wessels The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line. The ship made her North American debut on Dec. 1 with a sailing out of Miami. Michael Wessels The outdoor pool on Deck 14 has a pool bar, two pools, and Jacuzzis. Chairs were added to the deck of the Reflection to accommodate more guests. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY An extra 245 loungers were added to the expanded pool deck to accommodate more than 1,000 additional guests than the Reflection’s predecessors in the Solstice line have had. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Pool Bar is located on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Weather permitting, the Mast Grill on Deck 15 is a casual dining spot where guests can have grilled specialties while overlooking the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests take a Zumba class by the outdoor pool on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The iLounge has 22 computers that guests can use to surf the Internet. The lounge is also a licensed Apple reseller, one of the first at sea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The expanded Aqua Spa offers a wide range of services including massages, 24K gold facials, and a full Medi-Spa where guests can get acupuncture and other treatments. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The enhanced AquaSpa by Elemis has a number of specialty areas such as a hammam, infrared sauna, steam rooms, and sensory showers. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A treatment room at the AquaSpa where guests can get a variety of types of massages including a bamboo massage. Therapists experiment with lights and scents to help create different moods. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaSpa has an expanded 883 square-foot Persian Garden with six more curved, heated tiled beds. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The cold room at the AquaSpa is kept at 52 degrees F to tighten pores that were opened and cleansed in the infrared sauna or aromatic steam room. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can get manicures, pedicures and haircuts in the salon. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A state-of-the art fitness facility features cardio machines, spinning studios, and private workout areas. Classes and bootcamps are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center is equipped with TechnoGym equipment that is available for trial and purchase. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center has been expanded to include four new studios. Personal training sessions are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests who don’t want to swim outdoors have the option of swimming in the indoor pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Deck 14 has whimsical seating such as this cushioned hammock by the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY By day, the Sky Observation Lounge is a place to relax over a cocktail. At night, the dance floor gets packed. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge offers expansive views from Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe on Deck 14 gives guests the options of a buffet meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe has buffet-style dining in an indoor and outdoor setting for 885 people. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests have a variety of options at the buffet-style Oceanview Cafe, including complimentary pasta, pizza, soups, sandwiches, sushi, salad, and frozen yogurt. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Cafe al Bacio offers pastries and specialty coffees and seats 54. Nancy Trejos Cafe Gelateria offers an assortment of traditional gelatos. Nancy Trejos Live music is played at the low-key Ensemble Lounge on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos The Ensemble Lounge has comfortable seating for pre- or after-dinner drinks. Nancy Trejos Qsine is one of the specialty restaurants and seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has an eclectic menu that includes lobster and escargot fritters and sushi lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has whimsical items such as chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Murano, one of five specialty restaurants on the Reflection, offers modern Continental cuisine. Nancy Trejos Murano offers items such as lobster bisque, caviar, lobster and duck breast. Nancy Trejos Murano, a specialty restaurant that seats 76 people, has an extensive wine collection. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five is Celebrity’s creperie, with tableside service for lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a creperie, seats 72. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Blu is Celebrity’s healthy food eatery designed for guests in AquaClass suites. Elizabeth Ashwell Blu, a specialty restaurant designed for AquaClass guests, seats 152. Elizabeth Ashwell Molecular bar is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the ship. It is located on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush has an ice bar. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Nancy Trejos The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell There are eight private cabana-style alcoves on the Lawn Club on Deck 15 that are available for a daily fee. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. Guests can play bocce ball or croquet on the lawn. Elizabeth Ashwell Oversized lawn chairs are located on the Lawn Club. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. It is designed to evoke a country club feel. Elizabeth Ashwell The Porch is a casual dining spot overlooking the lawn that offers breakfast and lunch paninis. It seats 48. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats.

12, at the Dolby Theater Press Release: Chrysler Group LLC Fri, Oct 11, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity AuctionClick Here to Download Image LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ten all-electric Fiat 500e vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Barbra Streisand and Hans Zimmer, among others, to be auctioned to support Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) One Fiat 500e will be auctioned LIVE at event Nine Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned online on eBay Motors from Sat., Oct. 12 – Tues., Oct. 22, 2013 Each of the vehicles will have an etched signature on the FIAT glove box by the participating celebrity Funds raised as part of “Into the Green” auction to benefit MPTF Event to include performance with Hugh Jackman from his hit one-man Broadway show “One Night Only” Hugh Jackman will host the upcoming Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) “One Night Only” Special Benefit Concert on Sat., Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.The special event, sponsored by the FIAT brand, will feature a green-carpet outside the theater and include a performance with Jackman from his hit one-man Broadway show “One Night Only.” During the evening’s festivities, the Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction will begin, featuring ten all-electric Fiat 500e vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. One Fiat 500e will be auctioned LIVE at the event, going to the highest bidder that evening. Nine Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned on eBay Motors. Proceeds will benefit MPTF.More information on the event can be found at www.ticketmaster.com/HughJackmanLive and www.ebay.com/fiat500emptf , respectively. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131011/DE95605 ) The Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction features vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Barbra Streisand and Hans Zimmer.During the event, one Fiat 500e will be auctioned off LIVE to the highest bidder. Nine additional Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned separately on eBay Motors. Each of the vehicles will have an etched signature on the FIAT glove box by the celebrity.All the funds raised during the event and ensuing auctions will benefit MPTF.

Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction Kicks Off During MPTF’s “One Night Only” Benefit, on Sat., Oct. 12, at the Dolby Theater

The choreography was first rate. Every single night there was a different show. The Sirens Show had beautiful stage settings. Children in the audience were mesmerized and dressed up as Pirates. The costumes for the production numbers were beautiful. Other enjoyable shows include musician, actor, impressionist James Stevens and illusionist Jason Bishop. Our ship docked in Bermuda for three days. I took four tours over the three days and enjoyed them all. We saw almost the entire island and loved the pink sand on the beaches and the friendly tour guides. They were so knowledgeable and could answer all the various questions. They often pulled over when possible for us to taken photos at unscheduled stops. The weather on the trip was perfect and the seas were very calm. There were several nice shops on the ship but I held off buying anything since I had shipboard credit to spend on the following cruise. There were many special sales around the shops and complementary liquor tasting before or after the shows. The casino was busy at night.

Photo tour: The charm of a Celebrity Cruises ship

Celebrity Cruises’ 71,545-ton Celebrity Century is by today’s standards a mid-sized classic but when introduced in 1995 as the Century, it was one of the world’s largest, most technically-advanced cruise ships.

Dance Around The World features an international array of songs and colorful costumes. Peter Knego “A Touch Of Broadway” offers a sampling of Broadway shows, including “Hairspray,” “Nine” and (shown here) “The Producers.” Peter Knego Fullscreen On Deck 7, just aft of the Celebrity Theater, Michaels Club is an elegant piano bar named for Michael Chandris from the Greek shipping family that founded Celebrity Cruises. Seating 45 guests, it has a homey ambiance well suited for cocktail parties and after dinner drinks. Peter Knego The 47-seat Martini Bar is adjacent to Michaels Club. Another 2006 installation, it has chairs upholstered in white hide, a textured bulkhead and fiber-optic lighting that perpetually changes color. Peter Knego The upper level of the Celebrity Centurys beautiful three-deck-high Grand Foyer is a shopping gallery. Peter Knego Fullscreen When built, the foyer featured a cyber waterfall on a series of LED screens but in 2006, it was given its current look with a textured silver surface and giant curtains, evoking the atria aboard the lines quartet of Millennium Class ships. Peter Knego Immediately aft of the Grand Foyer on Deck 7, Fortunes Casino occupies 7,539 square feet and accommodates up to 265 gamers. Peter Knego Fullscreen The aft portion of Deck 7 is home to the 332-seat Crystal Room, a handsomely decorated space that has a raised central alcove surrounded in frosted glass panels. At night, it is home to the ships orchestra for Big Band, jazz and other musical events as well as a weekly gala dessert extravaganza. Peter Knego On Deck 6 another line-up of public rooms begins aft of the Celebrity Theater on the port side with OnLine@Celebrity, the ships internet room. Peter Knego On the starboard side, the Future Cruise Sales Desk is situated in a gallery that has an escalator leading up to Deck 7. Peter Knego Inboard of OnLine@Celebrity and the Future Cruise Sales Desk, there is a small theater and conference room. Peter Knego The first of two card rooms follows on the port side. Peter Knego Here is the main card room, which seats 50 guests.. Peter Knego On the starboard side following the Future Cruise Sales Desk, there is a 30-seat library with a large selection of books and DVDs. Peter Knego The Deck 6 balcony of the Grand Foyer is home to the Cova Cafe coffee bar, offering a full menu of specialty coffee drinks and cocktails, tea and wine. Peter Knego Cappuccinos are artfully presented and priced at $4.00. Peter Knego The Cova Cafe is also a great place to grab a quick snack or treat, offering a revolving selection of pastries, croissant sandwiches, tapas and cookies at varying times of day or night. Peter Knego A photo gallery is located on the port side of Deck 6, just aft of the Grand Foyer. Peter Knego Fullscreen The Rendezvous Lounge is a favorite hub for karaoke and live music performances. It is cleverly configured around an X-shaped passage that is another tribute to Celebritys Chandris family roots. X is the symbol for the Greek letter chi and is also the Celebrity Cruises logo. Peter Knego Fullscreen Celebrity Cruises is known for its spectacular main-dining venues and the Celebrity Centurys Grand Restaurant is no exception. Designed by Birch Coffey, it features a sweeping grand staircase, bronze-capped nickel pillars and a Deck 6 balcony lined with Art Deco-brass balustrades. Peter Knego A long gallery of seating with a view of the sea spans the starboard portion of the Deck 5 level of the Grand Foyer. Peter Knego From the reception desk at its base, there is an impressive view of the Grand Foyers staircase and fiber-optic skylight. Peter Knego Installed in 2006, the Murano specialty restaurant is located off the port side of the Deck 5 foyer. It seats 66 and features two alcoves as well as a long gallery with picture-window views of the sea. Peter Knego Fullscreen Murano table settings include fine china, linen napkins rolled in silver rings, Riedel stemware and silver-plate cutlery. The menu features French and Continental specialties and an optional four-course Gastronomic and Vineyard Tour pairing for $89 per person or a traditional menu with a cover charge of $40 per person. Peter Knego Fullscreen Meals in Murano begin with an amuse bouche, such as this beautifully-presented bite of ahi tuna. Appetizers include foie gras, sweetbread, escargots, scallops and a delicious goat-cheese souffle. Soups and salads include lobster bisque, phyllo with Anjou pear and Roquefort, heirloom tomatoes, wild mushroom cappuccino, mixed greens and spinach with frisee salad. Peter Knego Fullscreen Entrees include Dover sole, lobster tail, filet mignon, French turbot, shellfish and saffron risotto, a surf-and-turf lobster and steak duet, venison, lamb, duck breast and a seafood casserole. Desserts feature fresh sorbets and ice creams, a quartet of apple sweets, chocolate souffle, and (shown) a crepe ballon rouge that is prepared tableside. Peter Knego Fullscreen The lower level of the Grand Restaurant is located in the far aft portion of Deck 5. Open seating breakfast and lunch are served here along with two dinner seatings (6:00 and 8:30) in the lower level and Celebrity Select open-seating dining between 6:30 and 9:00 in the balcony (advance reservations recommended). Peter Knego Cuisine in the Grand Restaurant is beautifully presented and includes a menu of anytime favorites as well as an evolving selection of courses each night. This is a baked beet, goat cheese, endive and tomato salad. Peter Knego Mouth-watering appetizers include this delicious tart with basil-infused feta, greens and a balsamic reduction. Peter Knego The entrees consist of a wide selection of meats, poultry, fish and a vegetarian choice. Here is a delicious herb-crusted merluzza with a tomato rice timbale, roasted zucchini and ratatouille vinaigrette. Peter Knego The entrees consist of a wide selection of meats, poultry, fish and a vegetarian choice.

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France’s Hollande: Central African Republic Troubles Could Spill Over

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The Central African Republic has descended into chaos since mostly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in March, the latest coup in the poor but mineral-rich country. “There is a political emergency because there is no state,” Hollande said as he addressed reporters in Pretoria alongside South African President Jacob Zuma. “There is also an emergency at a regional level because there is a risk of spillover. We might witness religious conflict,” he said, in comments translated from French. There have already been sectarian clashes in the conflict that has driven more than 400,000 people from their homes, fleeing violence including murder and rape. France has about 400 troops in the capital, Bangui, and sources have told Reuters their numbers could be increased to around 750. However, Paris is reluctant to be left to deal with another African hotspot after it felt allies such as the United States were hesitant to help it halt a rebel advance by al Qaeda-linked insurgents in Mali earlier this year. The Central African Republic is geographically at the center of what some strategists have called an “arc of insecurity” of Islamist fighters that cuts from Kenya and Somalia in east Africa across to Mauritania in the west. Hollande said there was need for African governments to develop a standby force to deal with conflicts as they arise. The African Union has deployed about 2,500 troops. But its resources are limited, prompting Paris to seek a U.N. Security Council mandate that would turn the operation into a U.N.

Is France turning racist?

But the outpouring of sympathy last week when more than 300 would-be illegal immigrants drowned on a boat that sank en route from Libya to Italy suggests that Europe isn’t exactly being swept by racism. In other countries in Europe, the more potent issue seems to be frustration with the European Union and its institutions, widely blamed for the policies of austerity which have sent unemployment sky-rocketing to more than 20 percent in several countries. In Britain the U.K. Independence Party, which favors pulling out of the European Union altogether, is rising in the polls and claims to be the country’s legitimate third party. Britain’s ruling conservatives fear the prospect of UKIP taking so many of the votes they lose the next elections. Meanwhile, another euroskeptic party, Alternative for Germany, just missed out on a place in the Bundestag in last month’s general election. It came from nowhere to fall just short of the threshold of 5 percent the national vote needed to enter Parliament. But is the rise in the vote of these once-fringe groups the result of immigration, or of skepticism about Europe, or is it simply a protest vote against hard times and economic stagnation? Most likely, it is a combination of the three, combined with distrust of conventional politicians. Whatever the components of their appeal, it makes it difficult to dismiss these parties as “extreme right” or racist or even neo-Nazi. It is more complex than that. Austria’s Freedom Party is drawing mass support from working-class, blue-collar voters, University of Vienna political scientist Sylvia Kritzinger says, “Because of the policies they put forward, like immigration reform , anti-European integration, anti-corruption in the political system.” In France, the FN appears to be losing its pariah status and appealing to disillusioned socialist and conservative voters with promises to crack down on crime and illegal immigration and to leave the euro currency. Under its new leader, Marine Le Pen, a lawyer and mother of three, the FN’s image has both broadened and softened since the days when it was founded and led by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen , who was easily dismissed as an extremist for calling the Holocaust “a footnote of history.” In last year’s presidential election, when she won 17 percent of the vote, almost 1-in-5 women and nearly a quarter of those aged 18-25 voted for her. The real tide that is running is the steady erosion of the traditional two-party system of left and right that harks back to the days of Karl Marx when a party of capital faced a party of labor. That two-party system no longer reflects social reality, when the labor unions are weak and there is no longer a mass industrial working class.

Lloris: France is a ‘formidable’ team to avoid

France’s ranking is a fair reflection of the team’s overall slide since the 2006 World Cup – the last time it reached a major final. “It shows the work that we still have to do. France should be a seeded team. We have a lot of history, experience,” Lloris said. “It’s a bit of a handicap, but unfortunately we have to put up with that. It means we should work harder and the players must surpass themselves.” Another win against Finland, and more of the attacking flair shown against Australia, will send France into the playoffs on a high. “We’re trying to create a positive dynamic and we had a very good result on Friday, where we scored a lot of goals,” Lloris said.” We showed a lot of initiative, played high up and played with a lot of freedom. When we play like that we can cause problems for other teams.” Since striker Olivier Giroud replaced Karim Benzema, the team has played with a sharper focus. Giroud scored twice against Australia and his ability to hold the ball up or lay it off, combined with his excellent touch, make him easier to find than Benzema, who tends to drift wide when he is not getting on the ball and has also lost confidence recently. Deschamps hinted that Giroud has now established himself as the first choice. “You don’t need to ask me the question because he’s started the last two games and has played more than Karim,” Deschamps said. “Yes, we’ll play with one center-forward. I think that’s the system where we’re strongest. It’s easier when you play high up and win the ball in your opponent’s camp. They have less time to get organized, there’s less distance to run when you defend and so you save energy.” Deschamps is expecting Finland, third in Group I, to put up stiffer resistance than Australia did.

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Ideo Creates A Gorgeous App For Making Movies On Your Iphone

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BT already has the rights to show new movies on a pay-per-view basis, and customers can also subscribe to a library of about 200 films, although these tend to be older family favourites. Bu t the Sky tie-up means customers will be able to watch latest hits through a subscription service. However, unlike Sky customers, BT viewers will not be able to watch Sky Movies through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets when on the move. BT did not reveal the value of today’s deal. Rob Webster, director of Sky’s commercial group, said: “We are pleased to extend the distribution of Sky Movies to BT TV customers. “Following the conclusion of commercial negotiations, BT’s customers can now enjoy access to the UK’s most popular subscription movies service. In helping even more UK homes enjoy Sky Movies, this agreement also supports our wholesale content business.” BT recently threw down the gauntlet to Sky when it launched free live Premier League action for football fans for the first time – if they buy its broadband starting at 10 a month. Today’s deal does not end a very public spat between the two firms, with Ofcom still deliberating on a complaint by BT about Sky’s alleged refusal to share its Sky Sports channels with it on “fair terms”. BT wants to offer Sky Sports via YouView set-top boxes to complement its own newly-launched sport offer. But BT has said Sky will not allow the channels to be broadcast over BT boxes unless it offers its rival wholesale access to its own BT Sport channels in return. The regulator will update on its investigation by the end of the year. Sky Movies has exclusive rights to show premieres from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, WarnerBros and Universal on a subscription basis.

BT strikes deal to show Sky Movies

BT TV customers will be able to watch recent box office hits following a deal with Sky Movies

The whole thing gets saved to your camera roll in full 720p with options for sharing on all the usual suspects. Sparks clearly trying to find the sweet spot between simplicity and functionality. All three of its main componentsthe ability to easily make videos with multiple shots; the filters; and the ability to add a soundtrackare transformative enough that youll probably use them for everything you make in the app. Still, Sparks definitely more of a place to record video than edit ittheres no way to move or remove shots within a clip, for examplethough that quickly gets into unwieldy territory. One thing the app should let you do, though, is pick what part of a song you want to add to your project. Right now, it just stubbornly starts every musical selection up from the top. Still, it feels like Spark gets a lot of things right. Its as lightweight and easy to use as the iPhones stock camera app but ultimately far more powerful. And one key way it sets itself apart from other lightweight video-making apps is that it lets you revisit and rework old clips at any timeto swap in a new filter, try out a new tune, or tack a new bit of video onto the end of the sequence. With Spark, you can have an on-going project for a road trip while jumping out to do a new vignette for every individual rest stop along the way. At first its not really clear that its a feature of the app, says Dominique Yahyav, the IDEO designer who led the effort. But its an important distinction that elevates Spark from a tool that captures moments to one thats suited for making longer, broader video memories. Thats something we thought was limiting with Instagram and Vine, Yahyav says. In the end, though, the best thing about Spark might be the simple fact that it lets you do your thing in private. Whereas Instagram and Vine funnel your efforts onto their servers and into your the feeds of your friends, Spark stashes your videos safely on your camera roll.

Newer Movies Are Less Creative

What they found was that the most creative time in film history was probably the 1960s, right after the huge studios crumbled. The 60s were a time of the American New Wave filmsthinkBonnie and Clydeand a new breed of action movie, when James Bond showed up on the silver screen in 1962. Of course, novelty doesnt necessarily translate into ticket sales. The researchers looked at how the novelty score corresponded with box-office revenue, and found that while people liked new things up to a point (about 0.8 on the novelty ranking), after that, revenue dropped. Its worth pointing out that IMDB suggests previously popular words to the users who are filling in keywords. And because IMDB was not around when the movies of the 30s and 40s came out, the people filling in the keywords are a different group than these movies original audiences. Mann explains : Modern day audiences might not notice certain subtleties or differences in movies from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, perhaps making them appear more uniform in the final result. As well, cultural events at the time when a particular tag became heavily used could skew the results. People tagging movies shortly after 9/11 might be more inclined to use the word terrorism, for instance. Plus, theres the question of whether IMDB keywords are a good indicator of how creative or new a movie actually is. And the problem of measuring creativity in the first place.

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Hollywood Serves A Dose Of History, But Is It True?

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Hollywood Manager Nudges Farmiga, Michael Hall to Charity

on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1atyQVF Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela through the years Hollywood serves a dose of history, but is it true? Tom Hanks portrays a cargo ship captain whose ship is overtaken by Somali pirates in ‘Captain Phillips’. The film is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips. VPC Scott Bowles, USA TODAY 12:39 p.m. EDT October 11, 2013 Hollywood begins its annual parade of true-life stories, despite claims the industry can’t get its facts straight Tom Hanks, right, stars in ‘Captain Phillips,’ the latest in a host of new films “inspired” by true events. (Photo: Hopper Stone, Columbia Pictures) Story Highlights Oscar season sees spate of real-life stories Filmmakers, academics split over importance of accuracy ‘Captain Phillips’ leads string of biopics and true dramas SHARE 8 CONNECT 12 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE LOS ANGELES The following is based on actual events. Of course, Hollywood staged those events, so season with a grain of salt. After dominating last year’s Oscars and generating a healthy dose of controversy, biopics and dramas based on true events will again rule the multiplex and revive the debate over whether the film industry needs to get its facts straight. Captain Phillips, the documentary-style feature about the 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates, opens Friday and already is generating headlines.

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A lot of stuff shows up on my Facebook.com and Twitter.com feeds. Cole: Why did you point your agency toward charity? Rubinstein: I wanted to do something that had some impact, and I saw my friends and my colleagues that worked in entertainment who just got burned out. Everybody goes in with a lot of passion and inspiration. Five years later theyre making money, but theyre asking What am I doing? Cole: What shaped you? Rubinstein: Ive studied Buddhism for years and meditated, and I have a lot of interest in the world of spirituality and self-development, personal growth. I saw that I exist on the planet to make an impact. Even Tortillas One of my teachers said everybody loves something, even if its just tortillas, and he said everybodys heart is moved by something. Cole: How do you help a client make a decision? Rubinstein: Vera Farmiga directed, co-wrote and starred in Higher Ground, a movie about a womans search for religion or spirituality. She said she wanted to show this process with some love, not with the usual judgment, so she made a movie. Cole: What was your role? Rubinstein: I said you could direct this, and she said no thats a lot of work. Then she thought about it. She brought in the original writer of the book.

Hollywood Working on Snowden Film

Lauren Conrad’s Going to be a Bride!: The former reality television star got engaged to boyfriend William Tell. She shared the big news on her blog, writing she was “beyond thrilled” and even shared a photo of her stunning ring. See her sparkler. No “Blurred Lines” Here: Pharrell Williams Is a Married Man!: Williams said “I do” to model and designer Helen Lasichanh in a secret French ceremony in August, but the couple partied it up in Miami on Saturday, according to various reports. Think the deejay played “Get Lucky”? Greg Louganis Weds Johnny Chaillot: The Olympic diver added some more gold to his collection of medals with a wedding band on Saturday. “It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here,” Louganis said. Dive deep into their love story. More Roses than Guns for Matt Sorum: Saturday rocked for former Guns N’ Roses drummer Sorum, who tied the knot with Adriane “Ace” Harper in Palm Springs as their famous friends looked on. See who made the guest list. Another Laguna Beach Star Got Their Happy Ending: Jason Wahler married model Ashley Slack on Saturday, 11 months after posting her pear-shaped engagement ring on Instagram .

Filmmakers typically acquire the rights to a persons life story, i.e., the rights to portray someone in film or television with safeguards from lawsuits based on defamation, privacy, and publicity rights. Greenwald can bargain to transfer the rights to his book and his personal life-story rights. However, Snowden has not offered up his own life-story rights. Despite this, filmmakers do sometimes go forward without obtaining life-story rights by using the legal concept of fair use. However, lawsuits may still ensue and interfere with production. As for Snowden himself, mere days ago the former government systems analyst surfaced in video footage posted on the WikiLeaks website. In the videos, Snowden characterized the domestic spying program as dragnet mass surveillance that puts entire populations under sort of an eye that sees everything even when it’s not needed and argued that the domestic spying impacts more than just privacy. They [the surveillance programs] hurt our economy. They hurt our country. They limit our ability to speak and think and live and be creative, to have relationships and to associate freely, Snowden said. James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor.

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Cronut Mania Spreads To London

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Even supermodel Heidi Klum had to wait weeks to try one. The ‘Cronut’ vs. the ‘DKA’ The ‘Cronut’ conquers New York Though the cronut has gained worldwide attention on social media since its debut in May, few in the UK have had the chance to taste the unique pastry — until now. “It just went viral because it’s new,” Dominique Ansel told CNN’. “It’s fun; it’s unusual; it’s good.” Read: Starbucks and UK baker in ‘Duffin’ kerfuffle One British bakery described it as the most exciting pastry launch since the sausage roll. But although they have proved extremely popular with British customers, the intense enthusiasm for cronuts in New York is unlikely to be replicated in London. “Cronuts are called “Yum Yums” in this country and you can buy them in [the supermarket Waitrose . We’ve had them for decades,” wrote Richard Turner, the owner of London’s Hawksmoor steakhouse , in an email to his business partner. Adalat Hussain, co-owner of the Wild and Wood cafe in Central London says British cronut-eaters are attempting to master the treat with a knife and fork. “I think using your hands is the best way,” he says. It just went viral because it’s new. It’s fun; it’s unusual; it’s good. Dominique Ansel Back across the pond, a young woman in the queue outside the Dominique Ansel Bakery declared the cronut a typically American invention. “A croissant is a great pastry in the morning; a doughnut is a great pastry in the morning. Really to combine the two is representative of the American way.

Pace Advances as Netflix Said to Be in U.S. Talks: London Mover

(NFLX) was said to be in talks to add TV subscription-streaming services to set-top boxes of U.S. cable-television operators. Pace supplies set-top boxes to pay-TV operators, and North America accounted for 55 percent of its $2.4 billion revenue last year. The Saltaire, England-based companys stock gained as much as 5.2 percent, the biggest intraday rise since July 30. Netflix, the largest subscription-streaming service, has had discussions with U.S. cable companies including Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. The talks suggest cable operators increasingly see Netflixs $7.99 monthly service as a tool to attract and retain customers, rather than a threat. Pay-TV operators seem to be getting a bit less political about allowing such over-the-top services to be bundled on their set-top boxes and this will benefit Pace, Lee Simpson , an analyst at Jefferies LLC in London, said by phone today. Simpson recommends buying the stock and has a 12-month price target of 338 pence on the shares. Pace was up 3.4 percent at 271 pence as of 2:05 p.m. in London trading, taking the advance to 44 percent this year and giving the company a market value of about 850 million pounds ($1.36 billion).

Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. Brian K. Sullivan and Bibhudatta Pradhan The powerful storm threatened to flood escape routes, disrupt rail service and cut off power for weeks. Iran says it wont ship enriched uranium abroad Nasser Karimi Tehran has hinted at concessions but insists it will not withdraw one iota from its right to enrich uranium. The land of Juan Valdez prepares for arrival of Starbucks Marina Villeneuve Coffee chains in Colombia brace for the arrival of the Seattle giant, which plans to open 50 stores there. Police said Monday a 44-year-old man was apprehended as he tried to run through security at a palace gate that serves both pedestrians and vehicles. They searched him and found a knife. They arrested him on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. The man is currently in custody at a London police station, the force added, stressing that the man was apprehended immediately. That was not the case in Septembers embarrassing breach, when an intruder was discovered prowling around the palace after scaling a fence, and an alleged accomplice was also arrested. That was judged one of the most serious incidents since Michael Fagan managed to sneak into the queens private chambers in 1982. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Celebrity Real Estate: Sarah Michelle Gellar Buys New Home For Bigger Family

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Times , which is quite a discount. Wahlberg, however, only paid $4.95 million for the home in 2001. He did, though, complete a full remodel of the house, adding a number of celebrity-worthy features. One of the biggest additions was a full gym that includes a two-story boxing ring and was the reported location for Wahlbergs training for his Oscar-nominated role in The Fighter. The house sits on 1.73 acres and has seven bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, a theater room, as well as a guest house, putting green and pool with waterfall, grotto and spa. Zillow Mischa Barton is trying once again to sell her Beverly Hills home. Its a gorgeous, Spanish-inspired estate on over an acre, but Mischa Barton doesnt seem to be interested. Rather, the star best known for her role on TVs popular show The O.C. is still trying to sell the sprawling home. Barton bought the home in 2005 for $6.4 million, during her tenure on the show. Five years later, she was ready to get rid of the home, and listed it for $8.695 million. With no buyers ready to bite, Barton delisted the home, relisting it about a year later at the same price. Again, no takers, so she removed it from the market and tried the rental route, most recently offering it at $35,000 a month. Its not apparent if Barton had a tenant in the home at 2670 Bowmont Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. , in the past few months, but she is trying the market again and shes not backing down on price. The home is still listed at $8.695 million. Bartons house is located in a gated community and is surrounded by a high wall and private entrance.

Photo tour: The charm of a Celebrity Cruises ship

Celebrity Cruises’ 71,545-ton Celebrity Century is by today’s standards a mid-sized classic but when introduced in 1995 as the Century, it was one of the world’s largest, most technically-advanced cruise ships.

Lowe was named the franchises 17th bachelor after he was rejected by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette. Other couples to marry from The Bachelor or The Bachelorette include Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, and Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. The Bachelor returns in January with Juan Pablo Galavis looking to find his match from 25 eligible women. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Singer Barry McGuire is 78. Actress Linda Lavin (Alice) is 76. Actress-director Penny Marshall is 70. Musician Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters is 67. Singer Tito Jackson is 60. Actor Larry Miller (The Nutty Professor) is 60. Actor Jere Burns (Good Morning, Miami, Dear John) is 59. TV chef Emeril Lagasse is 54. Drummer Mark Reznicek (The Toadies) is 51. Singer Eric Benet is 47. Trading Spaces host Paige Davis is 44.

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Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Photo tour: The charm of a Celebrity Cruises ship Cruise Log Gene Sloan, USA TODAY 1:20 p.m. EDT October 10, 2013 Celebrity Cruises 71,545-ton Celebrity Century is by todays standards a mid-sized classic but when introduced in 1995 as the Century, it was one of the worlds largest, most technically-advanced cruise ships. Peter Knego Fullscreen The Celebrity Century enjoys a loyal following and will remain with the Celebrity fleet through at least 2013. Currently plying Alaskan waters, the ship will be offering a season of cruises to Hawaii, the South Pacific and Australia in late 2011 before returning to Alaska in the summer of 2012. Peter Knego Shown here as built, the ship was given an extensive re-fit in 2006 at Fincantieris Palermo shipyard that saw the addition of new venues as well as two decks worth of balconies. Peter Knego The Celebrity Century has 11 passenger decks and a double-occupancy capacity of 1,814 passengers. The ship was built by the acclaimed Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, the same yard that has delivered the lines cutting-edge Solstice series of ships. Peter Knego The uppermost of the Celebrity Centurys 11 passenger decks is Deck 15, a platform at the base of the funnel offering an excellent view of the midships pool area. Peter Knego Deck 15 features a netted-in basketball and tennis court as well as an observation area. Peter Knego The forward portion of Deck 14 is an open terrace overlooking the bow. Peter Knego Fourteen laps around the jogging track on forward Deck 14 equals one mile. Peter Knego This is the view facing aft from the forward portion of Deck 14, showing the midships pools and lido. Peter Knego Deck 14 starts again aft of the pool area with more sunning space that continues all the way aft to a platform that overlooks the stern. This is a view facing starboard on aft Deck 14. Peter Knego The exterior portion of Deck 12 encircles the pool area on Deck 11. Peter Knego The al fresco Mast Bar is situated on the forward Deck 12 terrace directly above the Pool Bar on Deck 11. Peter Knego The exterior portion of Deck 11 is home to the two midships pools (the aft pool is heated), four whirlpools and plenty of open and sheltered deck space. Peter Knego Although the Celebrity Century does not have a full wrap-around promenade, it does have wide, teak-lined walkways on either side of Deck 6 with shuffleboard courts and a proximal view of the sea. Peter Knego The uppermost of the ships public rooms, Hemisphere is a beautiful observation lounge with a nautilus-shaped layout inspired by the Fibonacci mathematical sequence in which each successive numeral is defined as the sum of its two predecessors. Peter Knego Fullscreen Hemisphere was designed by British architect John McNeece, seats 447 guests and provides a spectacular view over the bow and off to the starboard side of the ship. In addition to an observation lounge, it functions as the Celebrity Centurys adults-only nightclub. Peter Knego Next to Hemisphere Lounge on the port side of Deck 11 is the Teen Center, which was fitted during the ships 2006 upgrading. Peter Knego An arcade adjoins the Teen Center on Deck 11. Peter Knego Deck 10 begins with the AquaSpa and its very well equipped gymnasium, which overlooks the bow and contains a large selection of free weights, weight machines, cardio machines and a stretching area. Peter Knego Immediately aft of the gym on the starboard side of Deck 11, there is the Persian Garden thermal suite with heated mosaic-lounge chairs and access to an aromatherapy steam room and dry sauna. Peter Knego A central passageway in the AquaSpa connects the gym, Persian Garden, therapy rooms, barber shop and beauty salon. Peter Knego Treatment rooms in the AquaSpa, which was significantly expanded in 2006, have a dramatic sea view and offer a variety of therapies from massages to teeth-whitening. Peter Knego A large beauty salon is now located on the starboard side of the AquaSpa. Peter Knego The AquaSpa even has its own barber shop. Peter Knego The Celebrity Century now has a 45-seat AquaSpa Cafe located at the aft starboard end of the AquaSpa with additional al fresco seating adjacent to the pools. Peter Knego The AquaSpa Cafe serves lighter, healthy fare for breakfast and lunch. Peter Knego The casual, 638-seat Islands Cafe is located on aft Deck 11 and has a variety of food stations offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner selections. Peter Knego There is additional seating in the aft portion of the Islands Cafe as well as the al fresco Sunset Bar on the aft terrace where there is a view over the ships wake. Peter Knego Islands Cafe buffet selections are seemingly endless and feature a carvery, sandwich bar, fresh fruits, seafood, pasta, ice cream, desserts, Asian cuisine and (shown here) salads. Peter Knego For those wishing to create their own salads, there is an excellent salad bar with cruets of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, as well as a selection of prepared dressings at the end of the counter. Peter Knego Sushi fans also have a large, colorful selection in the Islands Cafe to choose from along with plenty of ginger, wasabi and soy sauce in which to douse it. Peter Knego Two full levels of public spaces begin on Decks 7 and 6 with the 921-seat Celebrity Theater, the Celebrity Centurys main showroom. The state-of-the-art venue has excellent sightlines, a large stage and the latest sound and lighting effects. Peter Knego In addition to guest magicians, singers and comedians, there are three Broadway-style productions per week in the Celebrity Theater. Dance Around The World features an international array of songs and colorful costumes. Peter Knego “A Touch Of Broadway” offers a sampling of Broadway shows, including “Hairspray,” “Nine” and (shown here) “The Producers.” Peter Knego Fullscreen On Deck 7, just aft of the Celebrity Theater, Michaels Club is an elegant piano bar named for Michael Chandris from the Greek shipping family that founded Celebrity Cruises. Seating 45 guests, it has a homey ambiance well suited for cocktail parties and after dinner drinks. Peter Knego The 47-seat Martini Bar is adjacent to Michaels Club. Another 2006 installation, it has chairs upholstered in white hide, a textured bulkhead and fiber-optic lighting that perpetually changes color. Peter Knego The upper level of the Celebrity Centurys beautiful three-deck-high Grand Foyer is a shopping gallery. Peter Knego Fullscreen When built, the foyer featured a cyber waterfall on a series of LED screens but in 2006, it was given its current look with a textured silver surface and giant curtains, evoking the atria aboard the lines quartet of Millennium Class ships. Peter Knego Immediately aft of the Grand Foyer on Deck 7, Fortunes Casino occupies 7,539 square feet and accommodates up to 265 gamers. Peter Knego Fullscreen The aft portion of Deck 7 is home to the 332-seat Crystal Room, a handsomely decorated space that has a raised central alcove surrounded in frosted glass panels. At night, it is home to the ships orchestra for Big Band, jazz and other musical events as well as a weekly gala dessert extravaganza. Peter Knego On Deck 6 another line-up of public rooms begins aft of the Celebrity Theater on the port side with OnLine@Celebrity, the ships internet room. Peter Knego On the starboard side, the Future Cruise Sales Desk is situated in a gallery that has an escalator leading up to Deck 7. Peter Knego Inboard of OnLine@Celebrity and the Future Cruise Sales Desk, there is a small theater and conference room. Peter Knego The first of two card rooms follows on the port side. Peter Knego Here is the main card room, which seats 50 guests.. Peter Knego On the starboard side following the Future Cruise Sales Desk, there is a 30-seat library with a large selection of books and DVDs. Peter Knego The Deck 6 balcony of the Grand Foyer is home to the Cova Cafe coffee bar, offering a full menu of specialty coffee drinks and cocktails, tea and wine. Peter Knego Cappuccinos are artfully presented and priced at $4.00. Peter Knego The Cova Cafe is also a great place to grab a quick snack or treat, offering a revolving selection of pastries, croissant sandwiches, tapas and cookies at varying times of day or night. Peter Knego A photo gallery is located on the port side of Deck 6, just aft of the Grand Foyer. Peter Knego Fullscreen The Rendezvous Lounge is a favorite hub for karaoke and live music performances.

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EDT October 14, 2013 The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line that began in 2008. Michael Wessels The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line. The ship made her North American debut on Dec. 1 with a sailing out of Miami. Michael Wessels The outdoor pool on Deck 14 has a pool bar, two pools, and Jacuzzis. Chairs were added to the deck of the Reflection to accommodate more guests. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY An extra 245 loungers were added to the expanded pool deck to accommodate more than 1,000 additional guests than the Reflection’s predecessors in the Solstice line have had. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Pool Bar is located on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Weather permitting, the Mast Grill on Deck 15 is a casual dining spot where guests can have grilled specialties while overlooking the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests take a Zumba class by the outdoor pool on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The iLounge has 22 computers that guests can use to surf the Internet. The lounge is also a licensed Apple reseller, one of the first at sea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The expanded Aqua Spa offers a wide range of services including massages, 24K gold facials, and a full Medi-Spa where guests can get acupuncture and other treatments. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The enhanced AquaSpa by Elemis has a number of specialty areas such as a hammam, infrared sauna, steam rooms, and sensory showers. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A treatment room at the AquaSpa where guests can get a variety of types of massages including a bamboo massage. Therapists experiment with lights and scents to help create different moods. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaSpa has an expanded 883 square-foot Persian Garden with six more curved, heated tiled beds. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The cold room at the AquaSpa is kept at 52 degrees F to tighten pores that were opened and cleansed in the infrared sauna or aromatic steam room. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can get manicures, pedicures and haircuts in the salon. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A state-of-the art fitness facility features cardio machines, spinning studios, and private workout areas. Classes and bootcamps are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center is equipped with TechnoGym equipment that is available for trial and purchase. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center has been expanded to include four new studios. Personal training sessions are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests who don’t want to swim outdoors have the option of swimming in the indoor pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Deck 14 has whimsical seating such as this cushioned hammock by the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY By day, the Sky Observation Lounge is a place to relax over a cocktail. At night, the dance floor gets packed. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge offers expansive views from Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe on Deck 14 gives guests the options of a buffet meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe has buffet-style dining in an indoor and outdoor setting for 885 people. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests have a variety of options at the buffet-style Oceanview Cafe, including complimentary pasta, pizza, soups, sandwiches, sushi, salad, and frozen yogurt. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Cafe al Bacio offers pastries and specialty coffees and seats 54. Nancy Trejos Cafe Gelateria offers an assortment of traditional gelatos. Nancy Trejos Live music is played at the low-key Ensemble Lounge on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos The Ensemble Lounge has comfortable seating for pre- or after-dinner drinks. Nancy Trejos Qsine is one of the specialty restaurants and seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has an eclectic menu that includes lobster and escargot fritters and sushi lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has whimsical items such as chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Murano, one of five specialty restaurants on the Reflection, offers modern Continental cuisine. Nancy Trejos Murano offers items such as lobster bisque, caviar, lobster and duck breast. Nancy Trejos Murano, a specialty restaurant that seats 76 people, has an extensive wine collection. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five is Celebrity’s creperie, with tableside service for lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a creperie, seats 72. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Blu is Celebrity’s healthy food eatery designed for guests in AquaClass suites. Elizabeth Ashwell Blu, a specialty restaurant designed for AquaClass guests, seats 152. Elizabeth Ashwell Molecular bar is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the ship. It is located on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush has an ice bar. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Nancy Trejos The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell There are eight private cabana-style alcoves on the Lawn Club on Deck 15 that are available for a daily fee. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. Guests can play bocce ball or croquet on the lawn. Elizabeth Ashwell Oversized lawn chairs are located on the Lawn Club. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. It is designed to evoke a country club feel. Elizabeth Ashwell The Porch is a casual dining spot overlooking the lawn that offers breakfast and lunch paninis. It seats 48. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats. It seats 78. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats.

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Usa Understudies Fail To Make Case

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But they had little use for that freedom. The defense wasnt entirely coherent and failed to feed the midfield much. The lines were set up too far apart and lacked cohesion or connection with one another. Sloppy on the ball, the attack lacked punch. The Americans mostly looked insipid and uninspired, leaving no real positive imprint on anybodys memory. A game that was slow and static and stale, that was the impression that will linger in the mind. From the looks of it, the intensity Klinsmann had hoped to retain has long since faded. The urgency simply wasnt there. As it turns out, there is no replicating the pressure to qualify for the World Cup artificially, once its been secured. HEAR US OUT! FOX Soccer’s Blog offers unique coverage of the world game.

Conference USA, Sun Belt to be part of new Bahamas Bowl on rotational basis

Also included will be the Mountain West Conference, Mid-American Conference and American Athletic Conference. The inaugural Bahamas Bowl will kick off in December 2014 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. Named for the Olympian track & field star, the stadium currently has a capacity of 15,000 people, but has the ability to be expanded to hold as many as 30,000. The agreement for the bowl is set for the next six seasons, beginning in 2014. “To be able to bring these five conferences together who have such strong commitments to academics and athletics is an honor,” Complete Sports Management president Lea Miller said . “To be able to create a new college football Bowl game with them with the support of the entire country of the Bahamas in a historic venue is a dream come true. As the college sporting world knows, this is yet another sporting event we’re bringing to the Bahamas after two highly successful years of the Battle 4 Atlantis, college basketball’s premier early season basketball tournament.” The conferences will be included in the bowl on a rotational basis. “As we have learned with our other bowls, student-athletes, coaches and fans get excited about a great destination. It’s hard to imagine a better destination than this wonderful country for a bowl game,” Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said . “We are thankful for the support of The Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Lea Miller in providing not only a great venue, but a fantastic opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication of our teams.” “The Sun Belt Conference is thrilled to be part of this new football bowl game,” said commissioner Karl Benson . “Our student-athletes and fans look forward to being able to enjoy the history and traditions of Nassau and the country of the Bahamas while at the same time being part of the history that will come with this event.” Last week, Conference USA was included in the rotation for the new Boca Raton Bowl. The Sun Belt has been connected with the new Camillia Bowl in Montgomery . According to USA Today , the conferences are expected to soon announce the creation of another game to be played at Marlins Park in Miami and anchored by the American Athletic Conference.

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United States Reduces Some Military Assistance To Egypt

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Kerry told journalists that the United States has been having constant conversations regarding the way forward in Egypt and that the interim government fully understands the U.S. commitment to the success of the Egyptian government. And by no means is this a withdrawal from our relationship or severing of our serious commitment to helping the government meet those goals, Kerry added. In addition, were going to continue to support areas that directly benefit the Egyptian people education, private sector development, he added. We want to make sure that the road map results in a constitution that recognizes universal human rights, that respects minorities, that brings people to the table in an inclusive way, and ultimately results in free and fair elections, Kerry said. In his discussions with the interim government, Kerry said, the Egyptian leaders have insisted that is exactly the road map they are on and intend to achieve. He added that the United States is holding back a certain amount of assistance that is not relevant to the immediate needs of the government or for security. The reduction in some assistance follows the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy in July and a crackdown on several political groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. The United States is withholding delivery of four F-16 fighter jet aircraft, tank kits for the M1A1 main battle tank, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and 10 Apache attack helicopters, a senior U.S. administration official said at an October 9 background briefing in Washington. The United States also is postponing the joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercise Bright Star. A senior U.S. official said the amount of the cash transfer, which is direct budget support to the Egyptian government, that is being withheld is $260 million. With respect to security, with respect to the Sinai [Peninsula], with respect to the [Arab-Israeli] peace process, and with respect to the security needs of the region, we are continuing to provide assistance because its in our interest as well as theirs and our friends in the region to do so, Kerry said.

United States of America: Political myths and realities

United States of America

Photo: John Boehner/Facebook. Americans revolted in 1776 in large part to establish Home Rule. If the Crown, in the 18th century, had been like the Crown of the 21st century, it would probably have been the first country in the Commonwealth. Instead, an activist King led to the perception that a complete break was needed. Since then, American Presidents have been seen as some sort of substitute for that King of old and since the Second World War, have been treated as King-Emperors. The thing is, the American Constitution doesnt support that. Presidents are symbols, rallying points, and administrators. Theyre not supposed to rule by divine right, as did the King they rebelled against. Much is made these past few days, for instance, of how Obama won the 2012 election, so stop fighting over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). But constitutionally, all Obama can do is work with what Congress votes for. Right now theyre not voting funds for that Act (or many other things). He can try the bully pulpit approach, but the reality is that if Congress approves 50 cents and hes got a dollars worth of plans, he spends 50 cents, in accordance with whatever restrictions were put on it in the enabling legislation. (American money bills tend to direct the spending, rather than created broad-based spending envelopes or an overall budget that allows for reallocation as we use.) Likewise, he may want to borrow a few trillion dollars more, to do all the things hes got planned, but if Congress doesnt vote to allow that borrowing, then as President he is constitutionally obligated to cut program spending to fit within whats available. A failure to do so could well be considered grounds for impeachment: it would, at the very least, be a potentially-treasonous violation of his oath of office (to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States). The myth is that the President is all powerful. The reality is that if Congress doesnt give him the money, he can do diddly-squat other than cut spending to fit the funds available.

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Hilaria Baldwin: ‘carmen Is An Absolute Blessing’

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Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection

He’s definitely been practicing more yoga than he did before he knew me. (laughs) I do think my healthy lifestyle rubbed off on him a little.” Q: Congratulations on the arrival of your daughter Carmen! How is she doing? What kind of baby is she? Are you getting any rest? A: “Right now she is sitting on my lap and staring out the window. She is doing very well! She’s pretty incredible. Every single day she changes and gets more aware. She’s a good little girl and we’re very happy and very blessed to have her. “We’re still learning about what kind of baby she is. I think she is bossy…both Alec and I have a very strong opinion about things and I think she definitely has that personality trait.

But don’t. Busy Philipps Gali-fia-nakis (Bonus: sounds like Gali-fi-nakis). Dan Aykroyd Not to be confused with Nicole. Jef Holm One F is enough, thanks. Courteney Cox I’ll have a cougar with a side of E. Avril Lavigne Man-ga-niello (Bonus: sounds like Man-gi-nello). Kristin Cavallari A lot of alliteration with this one. Arnold Schwarzenegger Remember Busy Philipps? Ryan sees her L, then raises her one. Barbra Streisand Don’t forget the E, though it’s pronounced just like Lord. Nicolas Cage Double the X, double the fun. Amanda Seyfried Qu-ven-zhane (Bonus: sounds like Kwa-van-je-nay).

Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan announces name, location of Nashville restaurant

Maneet Chauhan

Therapists experiment with lights and scents to help create different moods. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaSpa has an expanded 883 square-foot Persian Garden with six more curved, heated tiled beds. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The cold room at the AquaSpa is kept at 52 degrees F to tighten pores that were opened and cleansed in the infrared sauna or aromatic steam room. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can get manicures, pedicures and haircuts in the salon. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A state-of-the art fitness facility features cardio machines, spinning studios, and private workout areas. Classes and bootcamps are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center is equipped with TechnoGym equipment that is available for trial and purchase. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center has been expanded to include four new studios. Personal training sessions are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests who don’t want to swim outdoors have the option of swimming in the indoor pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Deck 14 has whimsical seating such as this cushioned hammock by the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY By day, the Sky Observation Lounge is a place to relax over a cocktail. At night, the dance floor gets packed. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Sky Observation Lounge offers expansive views from Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe on Deck 14 gives guests the options of a buffet meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Oceanview Cafe has buffet-style dining in an indoor and outdoor setting for 885 people. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests have a variety of options at the buffet-style Oceanview Cafe, including complimentary pasta, pizza, soups, sandwiches, sushi, salad, and frozen yogurt. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Cafe al Bacio offers pastries and specialty coffees and seats 54. Nancy Trejos Cafe Gelateria offers an assortment of traditional gelatos. Nancy Trejos Live music is played at the low-key Ensemble Lounge on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos The Ensemble Lounge has comfortable seating for pre- or after-dinner drinks. Nancy Trejos Qsine is one of the specialty restaurants and seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has an eclectic menu that includes lobster and escargot fritters and sushi lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, has whimsical items such as chocolate-covered strawberry lollipops. Nancy Trejos Qsine, a specialty restaurant, seats 90 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Tuscan Grille is another specialty restaurant that offers Italian cuisine and steaks and seats 144 people. Nancy Trejos Murano, one of five specialty restaurants on the Reflection, offers modern Continental cuisine. Nancy Trejos Murano offers items such as lobster bisque, caviar, lobster and duck breast. Nancy Trejos Murano, a specialty restaurant that seats 76 people, has an extensive wine collection. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five is Celebrity’s creperie, with tableside service for lunch and dinner. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a creperie, seats 72. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Bistro on Five, a 72-seat creperie. Nancy Trejos Blu is Celebrity’s healthy food eatery designed for guests in AquaClass suites. Elizabeth Ashwell Blu, a specialty restaurant designed for AquaClass guests, seats 152. Elizabeth Ashwell Molecular bar is one of more than a dozen drinking establishments on the ship. It is located on Deck 5. Nancy Trejos Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush on Deck 4 is a popular pre- and post-dinner bar. Elizabeth Ashwell Martini Bar & Crush has an ice bar. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Nancy Trejos The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell The Sunset Bar is located in the aft of the ship. Elizabeth Ashwell There are eight private cabana-style alcoves on the Lawn Club on Deck 15 that are available for a daily fee. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. Guests can play bocce ball or croquet on the lawn. Elizabeth Ashwell Oversized lawn chairs are located on the Lawn Club. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club is a half-acre of manicured, real grass on the top of the ship. It is designed to evoke a country club feel. Elizabeth Ashwell The Porch is a casual dining spot overlooking the lawn that offers breakfast and lunch paninis. It seats 48. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats. It seats 78. Elizabeth Ashwell The Lawn Club Grill is a specialty restaurant where guests can assist the chef in making their own pizzas and grilled meats. It seats 78. Elizabeth Ashwell Guests in the AquaClass stateroom get unlimited access to the AquaSpa’s Persian Garden and complimentary dining at the Blu specialty restaurant. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the AquaClass stateroom get priority boarding and debarkation. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the penthouse get a complimentary meal at one of the specialty restaurants for every 7-night cruise. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A bathroom in the penthouse suite, which also has a Jacuzzi . Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The bedroom in the 1,291 square-foot penthouse suite. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The penthouse suite has a 385 square-foot veranda. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The penthouse suite’s wraparound veranda has a Jacuzzi in it. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A spa-inspired shower in the penthouse suite. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The 590 square-foot Royal Suite has a dining area. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Royal Suite has a bathtub and a shower. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY There are eight Royal Suites in the Reflection. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Royal Suite sleeps up to four people. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Royal Suite has a 153 square-foot veranda. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Some of the staterooms have pullout sleeper sofas. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the new AquaClass Suite have a spa concierge to arrange personal AquaSpa treatments. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the AquaClassSuite get complimentary bottled water and a carafe of flavor-infused iced tea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaClassSuite has a Hansgrohe shower panel. Guests also get a spa kit with foot spray, lip balm, and a relaxation mist. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests in the AquaClassSuite get luxury Bulgari bath amenities. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY There are five new Signature Suites in the Reflection. They have elaborate minibars with a wine storage area. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The new Signature Suite is located in a private corridor that requires keycard access. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The new 1,636-square-foot Reflection Suite has a 194-square-foot veranda and can accommodate up to six guests. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The Celebrity Reflection has the brand’s first two-bedroom suite called the Reflection Suite. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The highlight of the Reflection Suite is a sea-view bathroom with a rain shower that juts out over the edge of the ship. Michel Verdure, Celebrity Reflection The new Reflection Suite has comfortable seating in a living room with panoramic views of the sea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Hideaway is a quiet area where guests can get away to read or listen to music. Elizabeth Ashwell The Art Studio offers a variety of classes throughout the day. Elizabeth Ashwell The Hideaway is a quiet area where guests can get away to read or listen to music. Elizabeth Ashwell Fortunes Casino is located on Deck 4. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Library on decks 10 and 11 is open 24 hours. Elizabeth Ashwell Fortunes Casino is located on Deck 4. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can take art classes in the Art Studio. Elizabeth Ashwell The Reflection has a number of high-end retail stored including Michael Kors and Bulgari. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection has a number of high-end retail stores including Michael Kors and Bulgari. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection has a number of high-end retail stores including Michael Kors and Bulgari. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection has about $60 million worth of art on board. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Reflection’s extensive art collection includes this life-sized photograph of a human silhouette by Japanese artist Yuki Onodera.

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N. in the Gulch, according to a news release . The restaurant is expected to open in the spring. Construction on the restaurant, which will seat 150, is now underway. The following are excerpts from today’s news release: “My decision to open my first restaurant in Nashville was born from my heart,” Chauhan said. “From the moment I stepped foot in Music City I have had a love affair with the people and burgeoning culinary scene. This citys long, highly-respected cultural history, coupled with the recent growth and development is inspiring. I could not be happier with my decision and Im truly excited to call Nashville my home. Chef Chauhan has partnered with North Gulch Hospitality, which consists of Anthem/Revelry co-owners Moni Advani, London Parfitt and Austin Ratliff for this project. North Gulch Hospitality will be overseeing the construction of the restaurant. “When we reached out to Maneet, we werent sure if she would be responsive to the idea of opening her first restaurant in Nashville,” said Advani. “Not only was she responsive, but she was on a plane to Nashville the next week and we hit it off immediately. The fact that she has partnered with us to open her first restaurant is extremely humbling. Were very excited for people to see the finished product.” “The North Gulch has seen tremendous growth in the past year,” adds Parfitt. “12th and Porter has undergone a massive renovation and we have taken great steps to make Anthem a premier special events venue and nightlife destination for the city.

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