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Family trips to Las Vegas

Family trips to Las Vegas

One city in America that has only gotten bigger with the tourist industry over time is Las Vegas, it used to be somewhere only people who enjoyed gambling went however this is no longer the case and there are many reasons for this. The main one though is just the sheer amount of things to do in Vegas these days with many of the casinos building attractions for the whole family. Read more

Practical ways of saving money

As a nation of spenders it’s hard to turn normality on its head and become a nation of savers, but with an aging population, diminishing pension pots and unsecure and unknown futures, it will be down to the individual to provide for themselves anything more than just a basic quality of living.
As a nation of spenders it’s hard to turn normality on its head and become a nation of savers, but with an aging population, diminishing pension pots and unsecure and unknown futures, it will … Read more

NYC Picks Nissan NV200 as “Taxi of Tomorrow”

NEW YORK — New York City has selected the Nissan NV200 — a Mexican-built commercial vehicle from a Japanese manufacturer — to be its exclusive next-generation “taxi of tomorrow” for 10 years, beginning in 2013. Nissan beat out Ford’s Turkish-built Transit Connect.

A third finalist, Turkey’s Karsan Otomotiv, had offered to build its wheelchair-accessible model in Brooklyn.
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Air France Flight 447 Black-box found

Investigators scouring the undersea wreckage of the 2009 Air France plane crash recovered the memory unit from the craft’s black-box data recorder that they say offers the best chance of explaining the disaster.
BlackBox air france 447

The unit from the downed Airbus SAS A330’s flight data recorder was found by a robotic submarine around 10:00 a.m. GMT and raised from the bottom of the Atlantic nearly seven hours later, France’s BEA air-accident investigation bureau said in an e-mailed statement.
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Edible Arrangements for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up and instead of the same old pretty pink flowers she is used to receiving – why not try a healthy-delicious twist this year with an Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet.Fruit Mother’s Day Edible I received an Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet this year for my birthday, and while I had been a bit skeptical of the brand before – I was incredibly pleased with the gift – the flavor and freshness of the fruit was quite impressive – not to mention gorgeous to look at. Here are my tips on extending the life of your yummy Edible Arrangements bouquet..
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Memphis Earns Game 1 Upset, 114-101

Thunder Vs. Grizzlies Final

In case you were wondering whether the Memphis Grizzlies ending the San Antonio Spurs’ season was going to be the height of their postseason, a dominant Game 1 performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder should be evidence that there’s more to come. The Grizzlies beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City in today’s Game 1, 114-101, becoming the first eighth seed in NBA history to win a best-of-seven series and then win Game 1 of the next series.
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Syrian protest in sydney australia 2 against tyrant bashar asad … (VIDEO)

syrian protest in sydney australia 2 against tyrant bashar asad who killed dara people and all syrian cities, uprising, doma dara homs banyas, horan syrian p… Read more

The great egg-scape: Justin Bieber jets out of Sydney after getting pelted on stage (VIDEO)

After getting pelted on stage, it seemed Justin Bieber was in no mood for an Egg McMuffin meal.

Instead, the teen singer settled for a Burger King as he was spotted jetting out of Sydney, Australia, today.

The 17-year-old star had the embarrassing misfortune of being egged on Friday night during a performance in front of thousands of screaming fans at the the city’s Acer Arena.

Footage of the incident showed two eggs landing within a metre of the Canadian superstar.

Then four more eggs appeared to fall from directly above the singer, prompting some internet users to question if the incident was all a set-up.

According Australia’s Herald Sun, Justin didn’t miss a beat during the egg incident.

He continued performing as a helper quickly cleaned up the mess.
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Obama, Trump Together for Correspondents’ Dinner (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama is shifting from consoler to comic for his appearance before the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, DC. And some of his … Read more

The President’s Speech Trailer

At the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, President Barack Obama jokes about a sequel to the film the King's Speech that hits closer to hom… Read more

Cheyenne Woods Walking Tiger Woods Footsteps

Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, is walking a similar path to her Uncle. The junior from Wake Forest has clenched the golf title at the Atlantic Coast Conference. Woods topped the leader board at five under par, scoring 208. Woods surpassed her nearest competitor, junior Allie White from North Carolina, by seven shots.
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Cheyenne Woods that is, niece of Tiger

Tiger Woods' niece, CheyenneIn Tuesday’s dose of infotainment, the ADB brings you Woods. Cheyenne Woods that is, niece of Tiger.

Cheyenne just captured the ACC title, following the same path as uncle Tiger. With a similar build and focus, the future is bright for The young Cheyenne who one day will hopefully help the LPGA return to prominence (sorry Michelle Wie, you failed, though I’m not sure how). Read more

Glenn Beck Rally in D.C. Saturday: Honoring MLK’s Legacy

A blogger at Maine Refounders has taken it upon himself to offer repost a DC visitors guide to anyone coming to the Rally For Glenn Beck’s Material Wealth, scheduled for August 28th. So, if you want some not-half bad restaurant recommendations or are interested in learning how you can avoid Nancy Pelosi’s house, get thee hence. That said, I find this take on the DC Metro system to be sort of comical:

If you are on the subway stay on the Red line between Union Station and Shady Grove, Maryland. If you are on the Blue or Orange line do not go past Eastern Market (Capitol Hill) toward the Potomac Avenue stop and beyond; stay in NW DC and points in Virginia. Do not use the Green line or the Yellow line. These rules are even more important at night. There is of course nothing wrong with many other areas; but you don’t know where you are, so you should not explore them.

As someone who rides the Green and Yellow Lines all the time, I can assure you that there are no “rules” that state these subway lines must be avoided at all times, especially at night. But then, I guess I’m not using “A Cliche-Ridden Guide To Avoiding The Black People On The Subway In Washington” as a rulebook. Ironically, one needs to ride the Green/Yellow line in order to visit the National Archives, where the Constitution of the United States is housed. (Not that these rally attendees have any particular reverence for that document.)

Look, Glenn Beck rally attendees, if there’s one essential piece of information you need to know, it is this: DO NOT STAND TO THE LEFT ON THE ESCALATORS UNLESS YOU ENJOY BEING MOCKED AND ABUSED. Just remember to stand to the right on the escalators, and your visit will be more than pleasant.

(Also, attendees should read this as an Essential Guide To Terms People In DC Do Not Actually Use. Not afraid to be servicey!)

UPDATE: DCist provides the essential Google Map, revealing the tiny sliver of Washington, DC deemed fit to visit. I’d point out that where I live — Arlington County — is generally very safe and hospitable to visitors. The problem for rally attendees is that it’s also packed stem to stern with progressives! (Cower in the shadows of the Mercatus Center, I guess?)

Lisa Murkowski Trails Joe Miller in Alaska Senate Race

Joe Miller Alaska Election Results

It seems that there is a grueling Republican primary race going on in Alaska. Incumbent senator Lisa Murkowski currently trails Tea Party-backed challenger Joe Miller by less than 3,000 votes after Tuesday’s primary
election. According to the Anchorage Daily News, with 84 percent of Alaska’s precincts reporting, the relatively unknown Joe Miller has a 51-to-49 percent lead. And although many are commenting on the ability of a relatively unknown candidate to challenge and perhaps defeat Murkowski, who has the added advantage of her family’s political name and clout, much of the press has zeroed in on the fact that Miller had the endorsement of Sarah Palin. In fact, Sarah Palin’s support has become THE story for many.

With titles like “The Sarah Palin Effect? Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Trails Tea Party Challenger Joe Miller”  and “Alaska Election Results Provide A Boost To Palin” (CBS News), the coverage of the Alaska Primary election results have been decidedly focused on the half-term governor who threw her support behind Tea Party favorite Joe Miller. Although her support likely helped get his name circulated far more than he would have gotten otherwise, one has to truly wonder how much of a real impact Sarah Palin, who many in Alaska feel simply quit her job as Alaska’s elected governor last summer to pursue lucrative book contracts and speaking engagements, had on the primary election.

Miller admits that she was of some benefit to his campaign. He told the Anchorage Daily News, “I’m absolutely certain that was pivotal.”

Lisa Murkowski, who has had past run-ins with Sarah Palin (even though the two say they’re not political enemies), was less charitable to the ex-governor when she spoke to reporters at her campaign headquarters Tuesday evening: “‘I think she’s out for her own self-interest,’ Murkowski observed. ‘I don’t think she’s out for Alaska’s interest.'”

Stan Kroenke Approved to Take Control Of Rams

NFL owners approve Stan Kroenke's

NFL owners approved Stan Kroenke as the new majority owner of the St. Louis Rams this morning in a vote conducted at a meeting in Atlanta.

“Stan has been a familiar and respected figure in the National Football League for more than 15 years,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “He is a proven businessman and has experienced success in all of his sports franchises, as well as serving as a responsible community leader. We look forward to him continuing to uphold the goals and values of the NFL as he becomes the majority owner of the St. Louis Rams.”

Kroenke was already a minority owner of the Rams and helped bring the team to St. Louis in 1995. Now he’s set to assume control from Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez, the children of deceased former owner Georgia Frontiere, who control 60% of the team.

Kroenke also owns the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. NFL rules prohibit cross-ownership of franchises in those leagues, a policy Kroenke has challenged. His son may assume control of those clubs.

“Building organizations that win consistently is a challenge that we understand,” said Kroenke. “We are excited about the opportunity as principal owner of the St. Louis Rams.”

Greg Camarillo Traded by Miami Dolphins

Greg Camarillo Traded by Miami Dolphins

The Vikings acquired receiver Greg Camarillo from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for cornerback Benny Sapp on Wednesday, one day after signing veteran free agent Javon Walker. The deal is contingent upon both players passing a physical.
When asked for comment about the trade, Camarillo told ESPN 760 in West Palm Beach, Fla.: “Yeah, it’s crazy. I hate to be rude but I don’t have time for interviews. I have to move my whole life.”

Minnesota has little choice: Pro Bowler Sidney Rice will miss at least the first half of the season after having hip surgery Monday, and Percy Harvin hasn’t practiced much because of recurring migraines, leaving Brett Favre without his top two targets with just two weeks left in the exhibition season.

Camarillo rebounded from a torn ACL in 2008 to catch 105 passes for 1,165 yards and two touchdowns over the last two years. He is more of a slot receiver than a deep threat, which would make him a more realistic fit to replace Harvin than the 6-foot-4 Rice, whose leaping ability and athleticism contributed to a breakout season last year.

The sure-handed Camarillo did not drop a pass last season.

“We have to get on board together rather quickly, obviously,” Favre said after practice on Wednesday, referring to a handful of new receivers he has to get to know before the Sept. 9 season opener. “It will be tougher. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you. It will be tougher than we had hoped. So we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

Harvin returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since he collapsed during practice last week. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, remained there overnight and did not travel with the team to San Francisco for the preseason game on Sunday night.

Harvin had some additional tests performed this week, but it is still impossible to predict when the headaches will surface and tests are still being done. He missed one game during the regular season last year but still racked up more than 2,000 total yards and won the AP offensive rookie of the year award.

In Miami, Camarillo became expendable with the offseason acquisition of Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall. The Dolphins also have Brian Hartline and Davone Bess at receiver.

“It happened to work out good for both teams,” Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said. “I don’t think from our standpoint you give away a Greg Camarillo if you don’t feel like you’re getting value in return. And vice versa.”

Camarillo was a starter the past two years. Last season he made 50 catches for 552 yards and no touchdowns. He’ll be best remembered in Miami for his 64-yard touchdown catch in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens for the Dolphins’ lone victory in 2007.

“In the NFL, you have to be ready for trades at any time,” Camarillo’s agent, J.R. Rickert wrote in a text. “This is a great opportunity for Greg to play with one of the best quarterbacks ever.”

Sapp will provide depth for Miami at cornerback behind second-year starters Vontae Davis and Sean Smith. Veteran cornerback Will Allen is coming back from knee surgery and recently underwent a follow-up arthroscopic procedure, and he’s expected to be sidelined until at least the end of the exhibition season.

Sapp played in all 16 games for Minnesota last season and started seven when Antoine Winfield went down with a foot injury. He filled in admirably but fell behind youngsters Asher Allen and Chris Cook early in training camp in the race for the nickel job.

“You get a guy that has some position flexibility,” Sparano said of Sapp. “He’s played corner and started some games at corner in this league, handled a large number of plays last season, played in some playoff games and also plays inside in the nickel. I think he has a little bit of position flex in that way and plays special teams.”
Source: The Associated Press?