Saturday, 18 September 2010
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About Goodwood Circuit:
Goodwood Circuit is a historic venue for both 2- and 4-wheeled motorsport in the UK. Goodwood is based in the lands around Goodwood House where there is both a short-circuit track and a hill track. Goodwood is most famous for its annual Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival events.
Goodwood is situated close to the south coast of England, on the estate of Goodwood House and completely encircles Chichester/Goodwood Airport. The circuit began life as the perimeter track of RAF Westhampnett airfield which was constructed during the World War II as a relief airfield for RAF Tangmere.
The first race took place in September 1948 at which Stirling Moss won the 500cc class (later to become Formula 3), followed by Eric Brandon and "Curly" Dryden, all in Coopers.
Goodwood has, over the years, played host to many famous drivers - Mike Hawthorn and Graham Hill had their first single seat races there, Roger Penske visited in 1963 and Jim Clark and Jack Sears competed in 1964. The accident which ended the International career of Stirling Moss happened at St. Mary's corner. The circuit also claimed the life of McLaren founder Bruce McLaren in a testing accident in 1970.
Goodwood race circuit became famous for its nine hour endurance races in the late fifties and early sixties, but these events ended along with other such events in 1966 when the circuit closed. The cars that raced in these events can be seen recreating (in shorter form) these endurance races at the Goodwood revival each year in the Sussex trophy and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy (RAC TT).
Goodwood saw its last race meeting for over 30 years in 1966, because the owners did not want to modify the track with chicanes to control the increased speeds of modern racing cars. Following the success of the Festival of Speed hill climb, racing returned to the Goodwood circuit in 1998 and since then has remained the English home of historic motorsport. The track is now used for classic races, track days and try-out days.
The Bupa Great North Run is upon us once again the athletes and runners out to raise money for their favourite charities are out in full force!
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About the Great North Run:
The Bupa Great North Run is the world's most popular half marathon road running event. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in England. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist and Sport BBC commentator Brendan Foster. Foster was inspired after running in the Round the Bays Race in New Zealand in 1979, and has built upon the Great North Run with a series of other Great Run road races.
Bupa has been title partner of the Great North Run for the last 18 years, one of Britain’s longest ever sports sponsorship agreements.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Great location, great musician, a treat for any Elton John fan. Performing live along with session and road tour percussionist Ray Cooper, this two man show is a must for fans.
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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He has worked with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 37 million copies, becoming the best selling single of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and was knighted in 1998. He entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him as the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists" (third overall, behind only The Beatles and Madonna).
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Siegen is a city in Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia.
It is a Große kreisangehörige Stadt (lit. "Big town belonging to a district", but meaning a town that exercises certain functions usually exercised by the district, without actually being a district-free city).
It is in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein in Arnsberg region. The university town (13,270 students in the 2009-2010 winter semester) is the district seat, and it is ranked as a "higher centre" (in terms of Walter Christaller's Central Place Theory) in the South Westphalian urban agglomeration.
In 1975, in the process of municipal reforms and amalgamations, Siegen's population exceeded the 100,000 mark.
Never one to disappoint, Ozzy Osbourne's 2010 Ozzfest brings to the capital some of the world's greatest heavy metal and rock bands.
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The festival was created in 1996 by Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, when organizers of musical festival Lollapalooza refused to let Ozzy Osbourne join the tour.
The tour was well-received, which prompted the festival to become a yearly occurrence.
The first Ozzfest was not a national tour, but rather a two-day festival held in Phoenix, Arizona and Devore, California on October 25 and 26th, 1996 respectively.
In 1998, Ozzfest ventured outside the United States for the first time into the United Kingdom, which featured a different lineup of bands. The festival would eventually return to the UK in 2001 and 2002.
Friday, 10 September 2010
2010 marks the 9 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and observes the 4 minute silence at 8.46am to commemorate the time that the twin towers fell.
There will be events throughout the day held at Ground Zero in remembrance of those who lost their lives and and will be attended by many of the relatives who lost a family member on that day.
Sunset will bring the famous 'Tribute in Light' which sees 88 search lights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. The columns are said to cast the strongest shaft of light ever projected from Earth into the night sky.
The World Trade Center site (ZIP code: 10048), also known as "Ground Zero" after the September 11 attacks, sits on 16 acres (65,000 m2) in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The World Trade Center complex stood on the site until it was destroyed in the attacks; Studio Daniel Libeskind, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Silverstein Properties, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation oversee the reconstruction of the site. The site is bounded by Vesey Street to the north, the West Side Highway to the west, Liberty Street to the south, and Church Street to the east. The Port Authority owns the site's land (except for 7 World Trade Center). Developer Larry Silverstein holds the lease to retail and office space in four of the site's buildings.
Soon after the September 11 attacks, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor George Pataki, and President George W. Bush vowed to rebuild the World Trade Center site. On the day of the attacks, Giuliani proclaimed, "We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again." During a visit to the site on September 14, 2001, Bush spoke to a crowd of cleanup workers through a bullhorn. An individual in the crowd shouted, "I can't hear you," to which Bush replied, "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."
In a later address before Congress, the president declared, "As a symbol of America's resolve, my administration will work with Congress, and these two leaders, to show the world that we will rebuild New York City." The immediate response from World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein was that "it would be the tragedy of tragedies not to rebuild this part of New York. It would give the terrorists the victory they seek"
One World Trade Center, also known by its nickname and former name Freedom Tower, is the main building of the new World Trade Center under construction, expected to be completed in 2013, in Lower Manhattan in New York City, USA. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre (65,000 m²) World Trade Center site bounded by Vesey, West, Washington and Fulton streets.
Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the 1,776 feet (541.32 m) building began on April 27, 2006. On December 19, 2006, the first steel columns were installed in the building's foundation. On March 30, 2009, the Port Authority said that the building will be known as 'One World Trade Center,' replacing its former name 'Freedom Tower.' When completed, One World Trade Center will be among the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest in the United States.
Broadway on Broadway is a free outdoor concert co-produced by The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance, which gives over 35,000 fans a chance to see some of the upcoming shows in the new theatre season. Hosted this year, by Kelsey Grammar, this promises to be another fantastic event.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The extended Times Square area, also called the Theatre District, consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.
Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building, which is now called One Times Square and is the site of the annual ball drop on New Years Eve. Times Square, nicknamed "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way", has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and is a symbol of New York City and the United States.
The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signs have long made them one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs. The density of illuminated signs in Times Square now rivals that of Las Vegas. Officially, signs in Times Square are called "spectaculars", and the largest of them are called "jumbotrons."
Notable signage includes the Toshiba billboard directly under the NYE ball drop and the curved seven-story NASDAQ sign at the NASDAQ MarketSite at 4 Times Square on 43rd Street and the curved Coca-Cola sign located underneath another large LED display owned and operated by Samsung. Both the Coca-Cola sign and Samsung LED displays were built by LED display manufacturer Daktronics. Times Square's first environmentally friendly billboard powered by wind and solar energy was first lit on December 4, 2008
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's rematch with Samuel Peter live at Frankfurt's Commerzbank-Arena.
Klitschko and Peter, a former titleholder, first met in a 2005 title elimination bout in Atlantic City, N.J. Although Peter scored three knockdowns, Klitschko won the clear unanimous decision.
The Commerzbank-Arena is a sports stadium in Frankfurt, Germany. Commonly known by its original name, Waldstadion ("Forest Stadium"), the stadium opened in 1925. The stadium has been upgraded several times since then; the most recent remodelling was its redevelopment as a football-only stadium in preparation for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup. With a capacity of 51,500 spectators, it is among the ten largest football stadiums in Germany.
The sports complex, which is owned by the city of Frankfurt, includes the actual stadium and other sports facilities, including a swimming pool, a tennis complex, a beach volleyball court and a winter sports hall. The arena has its own railway station, Frankfurt Stadion, on the national rail network.
The Commerzbank-Arena is home stadium of football club Eintracht Frankfurt whose offices are also located on the premises. The new Waldstadion is primarily designed as a football arena, but can be used for other turf sports like American football and major events. The grandstand offers rooms that are for meetings, conventions and other events in external markets.
The new arena was officially opened at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, the test run for the 2006 World Cup. Both the opening match (Germany 4–3 Australia and the final against Brazil 4–1 Argentina were hosted at the stadium.
During the South Korea vs Togo match, the roof was closed over the stadium, despite the weather being dry and sunny, presumably to shade the whole pitch and avoid the effects of the shadow. This decision was criticised by some because it meant the stadium became very hot and humid on an already hot and humid day.
This weekend sees the annual Konstanz Weinfest arrive at Schlossplatz, where people gather to sample the wines of the Lake Constance region.
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 (December 2008) while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million (2008).
The city lies at the centre of a heavily populated area, circled by a ring of smaller towns. This area called Stuttgart Region has a population of 2.7 million making 'greater Stuttgart' the third biggest urban area in Germany after the Ruhr Area and Berlin. With over 5 million inhabitants, the larger Stuttgart Metropolitan Region is the fourth-biggest in Germany after the Rhine-Ruhr area, Berlin/Brandenburg and Frankfurt/Rhine-Main.
Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills (some of them vineyards), valleys and parks - unusual for a German city and often a source of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the 'cradle of the automobile'
Stuttgart has the status of Stadtkreis, a type of self-administrating urban county. It is also the seat of the state legislature, the regional parliament, local council and the Protestant State Church in Württemberg as well as one of the two co-seats of the bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart.
The city of Stuttgart ranked 30 globally in Mercer's 2010 liveability rankings, and 7th in Germany behind top-ranked cities such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Munich. For economic and social innovation the city was ranked 11 globally, 2nd in Germany after Hamburg and 7th in Europe in 2009 out of 256 cities
At the beloved "Stuttgart Wine Village" - one of the largest and most beautiful wine festivals in Germany - more than a mullion visitors meet again, they are also called the "Viertelesschlotzer", and fans of Swabian cuisine from around the world.
Named 'best act in the world today' by Q magazine, Muse bring their UK tour to Wembley arena on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2010. Supporting acts Lily Allen, The Big Pink and White rabbits perform on Friday and Biffy Clyro, White Lies and I am arrows perform on the Saturday concert.
Muse are an English Alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon. Since their inception in 1994, the band has comprised of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesizers). After the release of the album Black Holes and Revelations, Morgan Nicholls (keyboards, percussion, bass guitar) has performed live with the band. Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances and their fusion of many music genres, including progressive rock, alternative rock, classical music, heavy metal, and electronica with recurring themes of revolution.
Muse have released five studio albums: Showbiz (1999), Origin of Symmetry (2001), Absolution (2003), Black Holes and Revelations(2006), and The Resistance (2009). The band have also issued three live albums, HAARP (2008), Absolution Tour(2005), and a compilation of B-sides, Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002).
Black Holes and Revelations earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year list for 2006. Muse have won many other music awards throughout their career, including five MTV Europe Music Awards, five Q Awards, eight NME Awards, two BRIT awards and four Kerrang! Awards. Before the release of The Resistance, Muse had sold over ten million albums worldwide.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tomorrow sees the 30th day of Ramadan 2010 as many make there way to the grand mosque to mark Eid ul-Fitr.
Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", whileFiṭr means "to purify"; and so the holiday symbolizes the purification after completing the fasting month which is after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
Eid-ul-Fitr Salat (Namaz) is a Wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) salat of two raka'ah (units) which is generally offered in an open field called Idgah. This salat should be performed with Jama’at with extra six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah and three of them just before ruku' in the second raka'ah. Eid ul-Fitr lasts for one day of celebrations (yet, is celebrated for two or more in some countries) and is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" as compared to the Eid al-Adha that lasts three days (or more) following the Hajj and is casually referred to as the "Greater Eid".
Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid.
Freedom Run is an annual event organised by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers who wanted to do something to remember the heroes and victims of 9/11.
A 5k run from Dallas City Hall Plaza, Freedom Run gives the community an opportunity to come together and celebrate freedom and those who sacrifice their lives to ensure that this freedom continues.
Dallas, with a population of 1.2 million is the third-largest city in Texas and the eighth-largest in the United States. The city is the primary economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area that according to the March 2009 U.S. Census Bureau release, had a population of 6.3 million as of July 2008.The metropolitan area is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Founded in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city in February, 1856, the city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, and transportation; only New York City and Houston are home to more Fortune 500 headquarters in the city limits.
This national holiday commemorates the victory of the Knights Hospitaller over the Ottoman Turks in the Great Siege of 1565, as well as the surrender of Italy in 1943, turning against its former Nazi German ally during World War II thus ending the Second Siege of Malta.
There are parades, military bands and of course the traditional regatta featuring boat races in the Grand Harbour, a tradition first started in 1642 which then became an annual event in 1878.
This live web cam feed shows the Grand Harbour where the boat races are held.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (English: The City) in Maltese. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta and the city proper has a population of 6,098.
Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (the Knights Hospitaller). The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
A global celebration of fashion is the statement for Vogue's 'Fashion's Night Out' as what promises to be the worlds largest fashion party hits Milan's Fashion Quad. See some of Milan's fashionistas in shopping action as Vogue stylists give out their expert advice.
Get fashion inspired and splurge on some of the exclusive products available.
Corso Venezia is one of the Italian city of Milan's most exclusive and elegant streets, being part of the city's upscale "Quadrilatero della moda" shopping district, along with Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea and Via Manzoni. It also boasts a great collection of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neo-classical palaces, parks and gardens.
The street contains several important (notably Baroque and Neoclassical, but also Medieval and Renaissance), such as the Palazzo Serbelloni and the Villa Reale, found in the landscaped Giardini Pubblici of the street. In the Giardini Pubblici there is also the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, which was founded in 1838 when Giuseppe de Cristoforis (1803–1837) donated his collections to the city. Its first director was Giorgio Jan (1791–1866).
Monday, 6 September 2010
Hailed as one of the world's largest and most prestigious bier festivals, this will be the nineteenth edition of Stockholm festival which attracts thousands of visitors to this well known event offering tasting sessions for both novices and the connoisseur, seminars and awards and this year looks to bring over 1,300 bier, whiskey and Calvados exhibitors.
Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the Riksdag (parliament), and the official residence of the Swedish monarch as well as the prime minister. Since 1980, the monarch has resided at Drottningholm Palace outside of Stockholm and uses the Royal Palace of Stockholm as his workplace and official residence. As of 2009, the Stockholm metropolitan area is home to approximately 22% of Sweden's population, and contributes 28% of Sweden's gross domestic product. Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden with a population of 829,417 in the municipality (2009), 1.25 million in the urban area (2005), and 2 million in the metropolitan area (2009).
Founded circa 1250, Stockholm has long been one of Sweden's cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Its strategic location on 14 islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. Stockholm has been nominated by GaWC as a global city, with a ranking of Alpha- In The 2008 Global Cities Index, Stockholm ranked 24th in the world, 10th in Europe, and first in Scandinavia. Stockholm is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant clean and open water, and its many parks. It is sometimes referred to as Venice of the North. Stockholm is the second most visited city in the Nordic countries, with around one million visitors in 2006
The Labor Day Carnival, also known as the West Indian Carnival, is an all singing, all dancing annual celebration held in Brooklyn, New York. The carnival is one of North America’s largest parades and brings around 2 million spectators to Brooklyn.
Its main event is the West Indian-American Day Parade which brings in more foot traffic in one day than the entirety of Toronto's Caribana festival. The spectators watch the parade on its route along Eastern Parkway. The large parade is held on American Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough with 2.5 million residents, and second largest in area. It is also the western most County (Borough) on Long Island.
Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan).
Brooklyn was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898, and continues to maintain a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.
With festivities throughout the US for this federal holiday, Labor day sees today, Monday 6th September as a day of rest and parties!
This live web cam brings you the view over Washington DC's Capitol Hill, Union Square and the Washington Monument.
About Labor Day
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010).
The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date was chosen as Cleveland was concerned that aligning an American labor holiday with existing international May Day celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair. All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday.
The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than May 1 Labor Day celebrations in most countries, although events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates for office, especially in election years. Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to school, although school starting times now vary.
In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 2004.
See the stars turn out for the UK London premiere for the feature film Tamara Drewe. With Bond girl Gemma Arterton as Tamara Drewe and co stars, Roger Allam, Mamma Mia's Domonic Cooper and Clash of the Titan's star, Luke Evans.
All the red carpet action live with this live web cam feed on Leicester Square's Odeon Cinema
Tamara Drewe is a 2010 film directed by Stephen Frears. The screenplay was written by Moira Buffini, based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Posy Simmonds. The comic strip which serves as source material was a modern reworking of Thomas Hardy's nineteenth century novel Far from the Madding Crowd. The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and was released nationwide in France on 14 July 2010.
The Plot: A young newspaper writer returns to her home town in the English countryside. Her childhood home is being prepared for sale.
She is instinctively a shy and emotional girl but she reinvents herself as a smouldering femme fatale, kicking up a storm wherever she goes.
Friday, 3 September 2010
The world of fashion has its’ eyes on Madrid for the 64th International Fashion Week (SIMM).
Held at Madrid’s Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1, the event attracts buyers from both Spain and overseas who are seeking to find the latest trends while models take to the catwalk, showcasing collections by up-and-coming and well-known designers.
The Madrid International Fashion Week represents all areas of the industry, from vanguard designers and party clothes to city and rural wear, everyday wear, sportswear, underwear, fashion for large women and teen fashion.
For those Matt Goss fans out there who didn't already know, the Bros lead singer has been performing at Caesars's Palace in Las Vegas this year in his new set that sees him hailed as the 'New Frank Sinatra'.
Unrecognisable from his days in Bros, spruced up in his tux and trilby, Matt delivers outstanding performances to his Las Vegas audience.
This live web cam feed is from Las Vegas
About Matt Goss:
Matthew Weston Goss (born 29 September 1968) is an English singer and songwriter currently based in Los Angeles. He was the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also featured his twin brother Luke Goss as drummer and Craig Logan as bass player. He currently is appearing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Every year, on the first Sunday of September, the annual Historical Regatta comes to Venice.
As one of the most traditional amongst the venetian events, which first took place on 10th of January 1315, this extravagant event, organized in the Serenissima times to celebrate the military victories and to honour the foreign dignitaries, is now made up of two different parts: the historical parade and the rowing boat races with the climax being the champions´ race.
Unlike the regattas on the most popular lagoon boats, the Champions' race exalts the rowers technical abilities more than their power. Winning in Canalasso, as natives call the Grand Canal, is still today the most aspired wish of every racer.
The Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, but many tourists visit it by gondola.
The Grand Canal banks are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date to 13th/18th century and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos: this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The churches along the canal include the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Centuries-old traditions such as the Historical Regatta are perpetuated every year along the Canal.
Because most of the city's traffic goes along the Canal rather than across it, only one bridge crossed the canal until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge. There are currently two more bridges, the Ponte degli Scalzi and the Ponte dell'Accademia. A fourth, controversial bridge (Ponte della Costituzione) designed by Santiago Calatrava was recently erected, connecting the train station to the vehicle-open area of Piazzale Roma. As was usual in the past, people can still take a ferry ride across the canal at several points by standing up on the deck of a simple gondola called traghetto.
Liberty festival is an annual one-day event, held in London's Trafalgar Square, which promotes the rights of deaf and disabled people and celebrates the diverse talents of disabled artists and performers, giving people the opportunity to show their talents to the British public.
With a variety of activities throughout the day including singing, dancing and acting, as well as art events, comedy, music and a circus.
This live webcam is from Trafalgar Square London:
Trafalgar Square is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London, it is a tourist attraction, and one of the most famous squares in the United Kingdom and the world. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base.
The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars.
The northern area of the square had been the site of the King's Mews since the time of Edward I, while the southern end was the original Charing Cross, where the Strand from the City met Whitehall, coming north from Westminster. As the midpoint between these twin cities, Charing Cross is to this day considered the heart of London, from which all distances are measured.
In the 1820s the Prince Regent engaged the landscape architect John Nash to redevelop the area. Nash cleared the square as part of his Charing Cross Improvement Scheme. The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.
Trafalgar Square is owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown, and managed by the Greater London Authority.
Trafalgar Square ranks as the fourth most popular tourist attraction on Earth with more than fifteen million visitors a year.
With over 60,000 spectators due once again for the annual Pyronale, held in Berlin on Friday 3 September. Be dazzled and amazed at this year's imaginatively choreographed displays as they battle it out to become world champions.
This live webcam is from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin
Pyronale is an international competition where the greatest fireworks makers in the world from Switzerland, Italy, Greece and south Korea to show off the full scope of their skills to a massive audience.
Since 2006 the festival has been held the first weekend in September in the German Capital.
The Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) is a sports stadium in Berlin. There have been two stadiums on the site: the present facility, and one that is called the Deutsches Stadion which was built for the aborted 1916 Summer Olympics. Both were designed by members of the same family, the first by Otto March and the second by his son Werner March.
The current Olympiastadion was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in the southern part of the Reichssportfeld (today Olympiapark Berlin). During World War II, the area suffered little damage. After the war, the British military occupation used the northern part of the Reichssportfeld as its headquarters until 1994. From 1951 to 2005, the Olympischer Platz had a giant antenna transmitting for all the portable radios in Berlin.
Aside from its use as an Olympic stadium, the Olympiastadion has a strong footballing tradition. Historically, it is the ground of club Hertha BSC. It was also used for 3 matches in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It hosted six matches, including the final, in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was renovated for that reason. The German Cup final match is held each year at the Olympiastadion. The stadium sees use in other sports as well; at one point it held the world record for the attendance of a baseball game, thought to be over 110,000. Werner March built the new Olympiastadion on the foundation of the original Deutsches Stadion, once again with the lower half of the structure buried 12 meters underground.
The capacity of the Olympiastadion reached 110,000 spectators. It also possessed a special stand for Adolf Hitler and his political associates. At its end, aligned with the symmetrically-designed layout of the buildings of the Olympischer Platz and toward the Maifeld, was the Marathon Gate with a big receptacle for the Olympic Flame.
Thousands of runners will take to the streets of Helsinki on Saturday 4 September for the 2010 annual Midnight run. With a huge turnout from the people of Helsinki, lining the streets to support those taking part in the race.
This live webcam is from Helsinki during the race.
With the first race taking place in 1982, not many thought that twenty-eight years later it would be loved far outside Stockholm and Södermalms borders. The idea for the Midnight run was created by a group of people from Hammarby, Stockholm who had the idea based on combining sport and culture and to allow different generations to meet.
Twenty-eight years later, Midnight Run is now also in Gothenburg and Copenhagen.
What makes Midnight races exciting and unique is the late start time, the arrangements for the participants and the audience around the course and especially the mood and atmosphere that raises at a Midnight Race Evening.
Looking to tickle your taste buds and sample some truly wonderful Belgian Biers, then this festival is for you. Held annually at the Grand-Place, you are guaranteed to be impressed with a wide range of distinctive biers.
This webcam is live in the Grand Place, Brussels, so catch the action live.
During the first weekend of September the wonderful Market Place of Brussels will again serve as the setting for the 12th edition of the BELGIAN Bier WEEKEND.
The Belgian Brewers’ association and the “Mashstaff of the Knights”, in collaboration with the City of Brussels, welcome you on this celebration of the Belgian biers.
At least 50 breweries, ranging from small, medium-sized to large Belgian breweries, participate to present you their best selections of beers. Belgium offers you a unique range of biers having the most contrasting tastes and flavours. Nowhere else in the world you can find a larger choice of regional, authentic and colourful biers.
Performing at The Pearl at Palms in Vegas on 3 September is British singer/songwriter David Gray and American Singer/Songwriter Ray LaMontagne.
Gray had released three overlooked albums by the time White Ladder (and its international hit single, "Babylon") brought his mix of acoustic instrumentation and electronic samples to the mainstream.
Gray signed to Hut Records in the United Kingdom and Caroline Records in the United States, releasing the single Birds Without Wings in 1992. The next year saw the release of his folksy full-length debut, A Century Ends. Through his emotional tales of passion, love, and solitude, Gray's trademark style of fiery intensity countered with acoustic songcraft started to find an audience, particularly in Ireland.
LaMontagne has released 5 albums, Acre of Land, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain and God Willin' & the Creek don't Rise. In the UK, Trouble was a top 5 hit and the title track of the album was a top 25 hit.
A soft-spoken person who is known for his raspy voice, LaMontagne has won a number of awards for his music and has performed at several charity events.
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
This live feed is looking at the red carpet in LA as the stars arrive for the premiere:
Live Red Carpet webcam
Years before meeting Wendy and the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) met Lizzy (Lauren Mote), a little girl with a steadfast belief in the power of pixie dust and the magic land of fairies. During the fairies' summer visit to the flowering meadows of England, Tink ends up getting trapped in a small house Lizzy had built so she could catch a fairy. Tink is brought to Lizzy's house, where the two form a special bond with each other. However, when Lizzy's greedy father discovers Tinker Bell's presence in his household, he attempts to deliver her to the museum and exploit her when suddenly, Tink's old rival Vidia, who followed Lizzy home, pushes Tink out of the way and is taken in her place. As her fellow fairies (Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Bartys, Pamela Adlon) launch a daring rescue, Tinker Bell takes a huge risk, putting her own safety and the future of all fairykind in jeopardy.
The voice actors are largely the same as in the previous films.
Mae Whitman - Tinker Bell
Raven-Symone - Iridessa
Lucy Liu - Silvermist
Kristin Chenoweth - Rosetta
Angela Bartys - Fawn
Jesse McCartney - Terence
Pamela Adlon - Vidia
Michael Sheen - Dr. Griffiths
Jeff Bennett - Clank
Rob Paulsen - Bobble
Faith Prince - Mrs. Perkin
Lauren Mote - Lizzy
Cara Dillon - Narrator
This web cam feed is live in Black Rock thoughout the festival:
Live Black Rock City webcam
1997 was a pivotal year for the event. The car-friendly, open dry lake had become over-run with 10,000 attendees and was deemed too dangerous to continue in the same way with unrestricted driving. To implement a ban on driving and re-create the event as a pedestrian/bicycle/art car-only event, it was decided to move the event to private property. Fly Ranch with the adjoining Hualapai mini dry lake-bed was chosen. This brought Burning Man into the jurisdiction of Washoe County permitting. To comply with the new permit requirements and to manage the increased liability load, the organizers formed Black Rock City, LLC.
Since then, one of the challenges faced by the LLC has been trying to balance the freedom of participants - a defining element of the experience - with the requirements of BLM and various law-enforcement groups. Over the years, numerous restrictions have been put in place.
One notable restriction to attendees is the 7-mile long temporary plastic fence that surrounds the event and defines the pentagon of land used by the event on the southern edge of the Black Rock dry lake. This 4-foot (1.2 meter) high barrier is known as the "trash fence" because its initial use was to catch wind-blown debris that might escape from campsites during the event. Since 2002, the area beyond this fence has not been accessible to Burning Man participants during the week of the event.
Athens will host the next journey of U2's 360 degree tour on September 3rd at the Olypmic Stadium.
This live webcam is in Athens on the day of the concert:
Live Athens webcam
Willie Williams, who has worked on every U2 tour since 1982, is again a designer for this tour; Mark Fisher serves as the architect] Williams had been toying with ideas for 360-degree stadium staging for U2 for a number of years, and presented sketches of a four-legged design to the group near the end of their Vertigo Tour in 2006. The inspiration for the "spaceship-on-four-legs" design, nicknamed "the Claw", came from the landmark Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport. Early reports referred to it as being called the Kiss the Future Tour, though the name was later changed.
The tour features a 360-degree configuration, with the stage being placed closer to the center of the stadium's field than usual. The stage design features a large four-legged steel structure that holds the speaker system and cylindrical video screen and hovers above the performance area. The stage is surrounded by a circular ramp, which connects to the stage by means of rotating bridges. Fans with general admission tickets can be placed both outside of the ramp, as well as between the ramp and stage. The stage has no defined front or back and is surrounded on all sides by the audience.
The stage design can increase the venues' capacities by about 15–20%. Tiered football stadiums were preferred venues in this scheme, compared to flat fields or baseball stadiums, although a few of the latter added to the routing. As with many large-scale tours of its era, the U2 360° Tour will have both the workforce and the revenues associated with a medium-sized company.