Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The singer sold more than 50,000 copies of Echo when it was released on Monday.
JLS and Robbie Williams are the next best sellers. Then QUEEN are doing well with their compilation Absolute Greatest, which shifted 25,000 on Monday - partly thanks to an X Factor weekend in their honour.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to safe, clean drinking water. That's one in six of us.Watch this video here
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The man replied, 'No, what do you mean?'
She said, 'You must be new here. Let me explain. It's a rule here that if you get an erection, it implies you called for me.' Smiling, she led him to the side of the swimming pool, laid down on a towel eagerly pulled him to her and happily let him have his way with her.
Later, the man continued to explore the colony's facilities. He entered the sauna and as he sat down, he farted. Within seconds a huge, hairy man lumbered out of the steam room toward him.
'Did you call for me? ' asked the hairy man.
'No, what do you mean?' replied the newcomer.
'You must be new.' answered the hairy man, 'It's a rule that if you fart, it implies that you called for me.' The huge man easily spun him around, put him over a bench and had his way with the newcomer.
The newcomer staggered back to the colony office where he was greeted by a smiling, naked receptionist, 'May I help you?' she asked.'Here's my membership card.. You can have the key back and you can keep the $500.00 membership fee..'
But, Sir,' she replied, 'you've only been here a few hours. You haven't had a chance to see all our facilities.'
'Listen lady, I'm 68 years old. I only get an erection once a month, but I fart about 15 times a day.
I'm outta here.'
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Same with making money. The more you practice the better you get. Eventually making money is as easy for you as piano is for someone who’s been playing for 10 years.
Monday, November 2, 2009
The Voyager GT 128 breaks through with a spacious 128GB of storage and blazing speed. Using a unique dual-controller design, the Voyager GT delivers read and write speeds near the limits of the USB bus. Nearly 75% smaller than a typical portable USB hard disk drive, the Flash Voyager GT 128 is the most convenient way to transport huge amounts of data, including high-resolution photos and artwork, HD video footage, massive databases, or even entire music collections.
- Incredible Performance
- 32MB/sec read
- Up to 28MB/sec write
- Compact, convenient design
- 75% smaller than a typical portable hard disk drive
- No cables needed–just plug it in and go!
- Protect your data
- The Voyager GT 128 has no moving parts, making it virtually shockproof
- Portable USB hard drives are much more susceptible to damage when dropped
- The rubber housing and sealed construction provide water resistance so minor accidents don’t turn into major disasters!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
This tea salon created in 1862 and decorated with wainscoting and frescos depicting angelic pastry chefs and voluptuous ladies, became a favorite address for people from all walks of life. Since then the tea room’s habitués have rubbed shoulders with tourists and personalities from the world over.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Santory makes it true at 3 November 2009 in Tokyo.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
You see: Summer without ouzo... isn't a Greek one! Cheers!!!
Friday, October 9, 2009
That the Ministry of Justice and Prison Service have embarked on a course of activity in an effort to disrupt my blog only reinforces my view that I was right to intrude on the public. That the MoJ and the HMPS have the brass neck to portray themselves as guardians of the law while traducing it reveals the very underbelly of criminal justice morality that my blog wishes to illustrate.
Ben Gunn, Guardian. Monday September 14th, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
- Never settle for the first idea on solving a problem that comes to your mind. There’s always going to be a second right answer with everything. Ask yourself 5 questions about the problem that determine why it is a problem to begin with and often times you will find your solution within those 5 questions.
- Look to the outside of the situation at hand. Ask someone who is in a completely different business industry about the situation. This gives an outsider’s point of view. Often times we can’t find the answers to things or new ideas because we are too involved to begin with and can’t see clearly.
- Try performing a “brain dump”. The human brain can only contain so many ideas and thoughts at once before overloading and forgetting some to make more room. Get yourself a journal and just start writing down (or type out on the computer) all of your current ideas without editing them, this will make room for a fresh start.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
WELCOMES YOU TO TANTRA INITATIONS WORKSHOPS
TANTRIC Initations - AIM
Nowadays, the true nature of Tantra has been lost in a myriad of myths, misinterpretations and misunderstandings. This profound ancient spiritual science has become reduced only to sexual associations, often superficially and pointlessly, misleading people away from its spiritual purpose and denigrating it in the process.
Tantra is a science of spiritual discovery, acknowledged to be the fastest and most efficient spiritual path for our times and it’s based in ancient wisdom to solve the problems of modern people: happiness, fulfillment, meaning in life, great relationships, success, control of the energies and much much more.
Now, for the first time, the true path of Tantra has been made available for you and your lover. Everybody is invited to discover the beauty and joy that living a Tantric life brings. You can discover the truth of who you really are, while re-igniting the flame of desire and the immense joy of love in your couple relationship.
The retreat is a genuine INITIATION
The Tantra Initiations retreat is the gift of a lifetime for you and your beloved. It is designed especially for the modern couples who actively seek for profoundness, who recognize that there is more to life than meets the eye.
into Tantric secrets which transforms completely due to its supportive energy. The initiation is not only knowledge and methods, but a transfer of realizing power from the teachers to the one receiving it. This retreat transforms the couple relationship into the source of happiness and ecstasy it truly is. The initiation offered will help you to turn weaknesses into strengths, to break limitations and to acknowledge that in reality the love relationship is the divine gift waiting to be unwrapped.
Presented in the unique form of a tantric initiation, the weekend retreat reveals:
- A comprehensive introduction to the Tantric system
- Introduction to the Tantric Principles – the backbone of the Tantric system
- The Tantric approach through the Awakening of the Senses
- Sexual exercises (learning the sexual steps and the control of the sexual reactions)
- The Tantric Couple – how to turn your relationship into a tantric relationship
- How to develop a Tantric attitude in life – for excellence and success in all domains
- Special Tantric Techniques for Controlling the Sexual Energy
- Elements of Tantric Alchemy: Transmutation, Sublimation, Transfiguration
- Keys for ecstatic living
- Ways to develop deeper levels of intimacy in your couple relationship
- Tools for enhancing masculinity in men and femininity in women, to get the most out of life
The teachers: Mihai and Adina have been practicing and teaching Tantra and yoga for more than twenty years. They’ve become renowned for their inspiring and wholehearted approach which has taken them to all corners of the globe to share their knowledge and wisdom. They have had courses and seminars in many European countries. Together they have set a new standard for the teaching of Tantra, being forerunners in the sexual revolution of our time – helping people both individually and collectively through the removing of taboos, breaking of barriers and overcoming of inhibitions related to the sexual level of existence
The seminars of Tantra initiations will take place in Greece, at the Blue Pearl Hotel http://www.bluepearlhotel.gr/, on the beach of Lehaion in Argolis, 50 minutes driving distance from Athens, close to the cities of Korinthos, Loutraki and the archeological sites of Ancient Korinthos, Heraion and Epidavros.
1st edition program 16 - 18 October 2009
2nd edition program 20 - 22 November 2009
Deadlines for Participation
1st Edition program 8 October 2009
2nd Edition program 8 November 2009
Initial Detailed Program
19h00 - 20h00 Opening Lecture
20h00 - 21h00 Dinner at the hotel
21h00 - 23h30 Evening Program
09h00 - 11h00 Yoga Practice
11h00 - 11h30 Meditation
12h00 - 13h00 Brunch
13h00 - 15h00 Free time
15h00 - 17h00 Workshop
17h00 - 17h30 Afternnon Break
20h00 -21h00 Lecture
21h00 - 24h00 Evening Prorgram
09h00 - 11h00 Workshop
11h00 - 11h30 Meditation
12h00 - 13h00 Brunch
14h00 - 17h00 Closing Lecture
Workshop Organizing Bureau
Mobile +30 6940820821, Tel/Fax +30 210 99 62 767
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Have a look at the official trailer here
Thursday, September 3, 2009
In Brazil, a sweet sixteen birthday gift is a breast implant!
Want a western eyelid? Become one of the estimated 50% of Korean girls having that procedure.
Feeling too short? Join the Chinese who consider modernity is having a 10-centimetres rod inserted in their upper leg.
Need a “trendier” nose? Check the Iranian surgeons who have done 30,000 rhinoplasty operations during the course of their career.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Dear friend Oliver,
Yes, nobody controls the tsunamis or the meteorites and of course wildfires is a natural (too) phenomenon that happens even where no human breaths. We cannot control the very existence of wildfires but we can handle them. In the case of the recent fires close to Athens a serious issue is that the disaster started after a small fire in the periphery of the final total burnt area, and that fire service although had the necessary tools (grand and air forces, paid from the blood of the Greek citizens) its reaction was (trying to stay polite) ridiculously slow. And that is beyond any doubt by the facts.
This is my first objection. But there are more. The same time Greeks are almost mad on the whole establishment of Greek political parties, and Greek state in general. They are sick and tired of paying and paying and receiving back a ridiculous state, extremely expensive, always impotent, and absolutely hostile to them. We Greeks feel sometimes that Greek state is an occupation army in our country, or even worse.
Third, the result of one more Greek state's silly errors, it was the death blow to any hope of remaking Attica and Athens a livable place. The environmental disaster is the worst in Greek modern history because it was concentrated to a small place, Attica, and (you mention in your letter the natural way of the renaissance of the forest and jungles) there is a very dangerous factor making difficult any natural recovery of the local environment; human presence, dense and hungry for build-able land.So understand our anger against our government for this Greek tragedy (or English black comedy?)
P.S. We are not silly, we know that after the climatic change, and the other factors I already mentioned, mostly the huge demand for housing, this thing it was sure it will happen. It was just matter of time. We were expecting this death. But it is still a death. We need to mourn.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The first capital of Greece, Nafplion is a small town situated in the heart of the Peloponnese. After losing its title of capital to Athens, it still holds onto the large sense of pride and charisma it always had.
There's an abundance of local "tavernas" offering the daily catch, boutique shopping, history at its very best, and great nightlife at the clubs jutting off the cliffs playing chill-out music. Get lost in the narrow, winding streets of the downtown or sip a cocktail seaside and people watch.
There is no rush in a town that remains untouched by time.
The real questions: What is it that makes the Greek landscape so very flammable? How can people live with wildfires? are not debated.
Most of the big Greek fires, the ones that get into the newspapers, involve pine-trees. The fact is that pines, and most other Mediterranean vegetation, are designed by Nature (or evolution) to burn. This is not a misfortune, but an adaptation. They burn because (like arbutus, laurel, palms etc.) they make flammable chemicals. It is their business in life to catch fire from time to time — by lightning if there is no other source of ignition — and burn up the less fire-adapted plants that would compete with them. Some kinds of pine survive the fire, protected by their fireproof bark; others die, but start again from seed released by their cones.
I don't like agreeing with official pronouncements, but Mr Antonaros is not wrong. Pines are indeed fire-promoting. Greece has had pine trees and high winds for millions of years, and for millions of years the pine trees have burnt.
Pine fires around Athens are not new. In the 1840s the British Ambassador reported: ˜All Attica was in lurid red smoke for several days; we could not breathe, for whole sides of forests near shrunk, without a hand to stop them, before the fire. However, there is no doubt that Greece has become more flammable in the last hundred years. Mountain cultivation has declined, and abandoned terraces and pastures have become overgrown with pines and other flammable vegetation.
On trips to the old Athens airport I used to look across at Mount Hymettos and see the pines, year by year, creeping up a mountain that had been treeless since the time of Plato; and, sure enough, there was the first pine fire about ten years ago.
Another property of fires is that, while there are some fires every year, the big ones are concentrated into particular years when the weather is favourable, like Spain in 1994. In Greece in 2007, the most fiery season for at least 50 years, only 2% of the entire country was reported as having burnt.
I doubt whether the answer is to have yet more fire-fighting equipment. Helicopters and planes seem not to make much difference to a big fire: it goes on either until it runs out of flammable vegetation or until the wind dies down. In Australia, which is more flammable even than Greece, I was told that Sydney had the world's biggest concentration of fire-fighting gadgets, and that the effect had been to lengthen the average interval between one fire and the next at any one point to seven years.
Anyway, putting out a fire doesn't solve the problem. It merely lets fuel go on accumulating, so that the next fire is hotter and more unstoppable. In a land of smokers, thunderstorms, and overhead electricity cables there will always be sources of ignition. Do the people of Athens really want fewer bigger fires rather than more frequent smaller ones?
However, there are three lessons to be learnt. First, although there will always be fires, people's actions aggravate the damage. It is folly to allow people to build houses in pinewoods, as so often happens around Athens and in other parts of the Mediterranean. There is nothing moral about this: it is simple cause and effect. If you build in a flood-plain you get wet the next time there is a flood; if you build under pine-trees, you get burnt the next time there is a fire. Even in the biggest conflagrations, traditional Greek villages usually escape, because they are surrounded by gardens and orchards and vines and plane-trees which don't carry fire.
Second, we hear the story that fires are started by developers in order to get round a ban on building on land designated as forest. They believe that a burnt forest is not a forest and can be built on. I don't know whether this is true, but if it is the law should be changed. It is folly to allow a fire to alter the legal status of land. A burnt forest is still a forest and should count as such.
Thirdly, politicians are not God: there are limits to their powers. They should not make themselves foolish by claiming responsibility for situations over which they have no real control, and journalists should not flatter them by accepting such claims.
A British Prime Minister can't control swine flu or foot-and-mouth disease, and shouldn't pretend that he can. A Greek Prime Minister can't control earthquake or tsunami: why should he claim to be able to control conflagrations?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Click on the title Come below (Taa means Come)
and watch the video with live music
Your scent gave me warm
that made me hung up on you
your night called to me
and awakened me
kept me up to put you to sleep
my nights are now lit everyday
for your eyes by words
from my heartpromise me nights
and nightsand make me forget all the rest...
Come, come just for me,
come come, come to me in the nights,
come come, come by chance come,
come come into my imagination
Come, i'll sing to you
with all my heartand
we will get lost together
and if you leave for just a moment
i'll call for you with my lashes
i'll steel the stars from the sky
so the nightbecomes lost in its darknessand
i swear with all thats precious
to me my precious
that you will wake me if i ever fall asleep...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
With the help of a few ‘insiders’, Suzanne is able to keep her files updated regularly. Anyone getting ready to travel should take a look and see for themselves what she has to offer.
Tell us a little about Suzanne’s Files.
I continue to be amazed by the multitude of “lifestyle” content that exists, and disappointed by magazines and newspapers who write glowing editorials of their advertisers’ products and services. Suzanne’s Files cuts through the noise and delivers honest, highly personal and opinionated reviews of the high–end lifestyle to consumers who seek quality.
Living in London and having lived in various spots in the US, Continental Europe, and Latin America, I’ve had the great advantage of experiencing so many places, their cultures, its people—all of which I cherry pick aspects I love and fuse into my own everyday life. As a 19 year old American attending university in Paris in the 1990’s, I have since been “culture blending”… and I began making it a personal hobby to “suss out” and collect high quality, mostly niche finds worldwide on where to go, stay, eat, shop, buy, do and be well serviced to enrich my life and those around me. After university in Paris, I worked in media and entertainment in NYC with Faith Popcorn and CBS until a stint with Winstar in New Media brought me back to Europe.
When was it launched?
June 2006 — We launched online to 1,000 friends and acquantances who then sent it on to friends and colleagues!
What inspired you to create Suzanne’s Files?
I had a mini-obsession with finding the best and leaving te rest… most everyone I knew from my early 20s knew of my files and used to ask me continuosly for where to go, stay, eat, to do, best services, top practitioners, etc. So… I knew there was a ‘need’ – a challenge that discerning people were having a hard time solving.
How often are the ‘files’ updated?
Twice a year all files on the website are checked for detail changes and if they are still in business. We add approximately 10 files per week.
What separates Suzanne’s Files from the competition?
Personal, frank and to the point.
What goals do you hope to accomplish over the next year or so?
The more people that use the website and tell their friends, the faster we grow and can introduce more to our fans and readers.
How often do you travel?
Approximately once per month, sometimes 2xs, seasonally depending.
Are there any places you have yet to visit that you would like to see?
Plenty! Among them and on my radar: Corsica, Jordan, Montana, Shanghai, Scilly Islands, Dolomites, San Sebastian.
Before we end the interview, give me a few reasons why I, and anyone reading this, absolutely must visit your website before we travel.
Well… if we have covered, if we have files relevant to where you’re going, the inside scoop with plenty of frank tips and details will guide you like no other source I know of!
Monday, July 13, 2009
The father replied. 'Well, son, you must have got it from your mother, cause I still have mine.'
Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,' the divorce court Judge said, 'And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week,''That's very fair, your honor,' the husband said. 'And every now and then I'll try to send her a few bucks myself.'
A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room, took the husband aside, and said, 'I don't like the looks of your wifeat all.' 'Me neither doc,' said the husband.' But she's a great cook and really good with the kids.'
An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he hasbeen living with for the last 40 years. The Wizard says, 'Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you. 'The old man says without hesitation, 'I now pronounce you man and wife.'
A blonde calls Delta Airlines and asks, 'Can you tell me how long it'll take to fly from San Francisco to New York City The agent replies, 'Justa minute.''Thank you,' the blonde says, and hangs up.
Two Mexican detectives were investigating the murder of Juan Gonzalez.
'How was he killed?' asked one detective.
'With a golf gun,' the other detective replied.
'A golf gun! What is a golf gun?'
'I don't know. But it sure made a hole in Juan.'
Moe: 'My wife got me to believe in religion.'
Moe: 'Yeah. Until I married her I didn't believe in Hell.'
A man is recovering from surgery when the surgical nurse appears andasks him how he is feeling. 'I'm O. K. but I didn't like the four letter-words the doctor used insurgery,' he answered..
'What did he say,' asked the nurse.'Oops!'
While shopping for vacation clothes, my husband and I passed a displayof bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since I had even considered buying a bathing suit, so I sought my husband's advice.
'What do you think?' I asked.
'Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?'
'Better get a bikini,' he replied.
'You'd never get it all in one.'
He's still in intensive care.
And, my favorite is:
The graveside service just barely finished, when there was massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied byeven more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, 'Well, she's there!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Here's the web site: http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Time to grab the neighbor's cat and get busy!
Νο, Ι don't think so... Cats are no objects!
Some of the paint jobs cost $15,000 and had to be repeated every 3 months as the cat's hair grows out. Must be nice to have $60,000 a year just to keep your cat painted.
And people wonder why cats sometimes attack their owners.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
People born between 1925 and 1945....Are called... The Silent Generation
People born between 1946 and 1964...Are called.... The Baby Boomers
People born between 1965 and 1982...Are called.... Generation X
People born after 1983...Are called.... Generation Y
Why do we call the last group of people ... Generation Y?
I had no idea until I saw this caricaturist's explanation!
A picture is worth a thousand words!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Have a look at the below video... Watch women that having fun learning to surf in a friendly and supportive enviroment.
Surf Goddess Retreats - Yoga & Surf Camps
Luscious surf, yoga and spa retreat for women in tropical Bali. Let's visit Bali now !!
Bali, a tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, is so picturesque and immaculate it could almost be a painted backdrop. It has rice paddies tripping down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soaring up through the clouds, dense tropical jungle, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, crashing surf and friendly people who don't just have a culture but actually live it. In Bali spirits come out to play in the moonlight, every night is a festival and even a funeral is an opportunity to have a good time.
The surf camp is architect designed and newly built. Located near the balinese pipeline, there are a variety of breaks nearby suitable for surfers of all standards - from beginners to professionals. Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan are all easily accessible from the centrally located Surf Camp.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
photo credit: swimparallel
Most entrepreneurs will tell you that skimping on pennies will add up after a while, and today in this economy…it really pay’s to be a penny pincher to the extreme. The more you save, the more you can bank for when you need it the most during slow times to offset your costs. Below are a few penny pinching ideas obtained from Entrepreneur.com for your business.
Cut some costs when setting up your online store. Going online with your business doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to get it going.
Spread the word yourself. Yes…fancy advertising helps a great deal, but it is not needed to get the word out about your business. Pass out your own hand made flyers, hang up your own hand made signs and coupon offers.
Buy recycled printer cartridges for your business.
Buy used equipment and look for free software that meet your business needs.
Use independent contractors.
Hire your children for part time work.
If you are near your suppliers, go and pick up your order yourself.
Get at least 3 bid’s on everything before you make your final choice.
What penny pinching ideas can you share?
Monday, May 11, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Below there is a description of use of water. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.
This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense... The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals...not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks:
- Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.
- Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
- You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
- Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
- 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
- Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...