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Sisqo and Longtime Fiancee Elizabeth Pham Tie the Knot

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 13:00
The singer wed on Friday, August 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his representative confirming that the ceremony was 'an intimate Catholic service.'
Categories: Celebrity

Tourist Killed by Hippo While Taking a Photo in Kenya

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:32
<p>A <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/safaris/hippo-safari-tour-africa" target="_blank">hippopotamus</a> attacked and killed a Taiwanese tourist who was attempting to take a picture over the weekend, according to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).</p><p>Chang Ming Chuang was tracking the hippo at <a href="http://www.kws.go.ke/park-activities/viewing-lake-naivasha" target="_blank">Lake Naivasha</a>, about 55 miles outside of Nairobi, when he was bitten and killed. A second companion was also bitten but survived.</p><p>The two were rushed to the hospital immediately following the incident, the <em><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45162747" target="_blank">BBC reported</a></em>, and Chuang was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital due to profuse bleeding.</p><p>"Our officers tracked and shot the animal after the incident," KWS warden Nelson Cheruiyot told the <em>BBC</em>.</p><p>According to the head of a local boat owners’ association, hippos have been wandering further from their lakes this summer due to higher-than-normal water levels. They have sought out pasture at nearby hotels and farms.</p><p>Hippos <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-36320744" target="_blank">kill about 500 people in Africa every year</a>. This year alone, <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45162747" target="_blank">six people have been killed</a> by hippos in the area surrounding Naivasha.</p><p>Despite sustaining themselves on a plant-based diet, <a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/hippos-play-attack-lion-crocodile-africa-spd/" target="_blank">hippos can be very aggressive</a>. The <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/animals/animal-tourism-ethics" target="_blank">animals</a> are capable of cracking a canoe in half with the force of their jaws and can run at the same speed as a human when under distress.</p>
Categories: Travel

You Can Actually Sit on Giant Lily Pads in This Taipei Park

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:01
<p>As Kermit the Frog once said, “It isn’t easy being green.” But if being green involves hanging out on a lily pad, we’ll take it any day.</p><p>At <a href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g13806879-d6956260-Reviews-Shuang_Xi_Park-Shilin_Taipei.html" target="_blank">Shuangxi Park in Taipei, Taiwan</a>, visitors can enjoy some time on the water living like the frogs do by hopping on giant lily pads during a special exhibition held by the City Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO), <a href="https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/16/these-giant-water-lilies-are-so-big-you-can-sit-on-them-and-float-around-7846999/" target="_blank"><em>Metro</em> reported</a>.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/giant-lily-pads-reappear-in-paraguay" target="_blank">These Gorgeous, Giant Lily Pads Are Back 10 Years After Everyone Thought They Went Extinct</a></p><img alt=" A little girl rests on a giant leaf of a Victoria during an aquatic plants exhibition at the Shuangxi Park in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1534436454/shuangxi-park-lily-pads-taipei-taiwan-2-float-LILYFLOAT0818.jpg?itok=XxaqvgNv"><p>Huge Victoria Water Lily leaves are so large that small adults and children up to about 140 pounds can actually sit on them. The Horticulture Management Division for the city told <em><a href="https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3502123" target="_blank">Taiwan News</a></em> that staff members have been caring for the rare plants to shield them from damage from weather and animals in the area, and some pads have grown to over five feet in diameter.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/airlines-taiwan-china" target="_blank">Why You Can No Longer Book a Flight From the U.S. to Taiwan</a></p><p>Since the plants are rare and deceptively delicate, people are only allowed to “sit” on the pads for about a minute before moving on. Staff also puts down a plastic barrier to protect the leaves, <em>Metro </em>reported.</p><p>The office has been holding similar events since 2014 that were well received, according to <em>Taiwan News</em>, but this year might be the last year they hold the event due to climate conditions and an inordinate amount of pests inhibiting the leaves’ growth.</p><p>“Cutworms and snails will eat the plants. If we don’t fight them, the leaves would be cut off while they are still small. There would be many tiny holes in the leaves, rendering them unable to grow,” PSLO officer Lin Chao-Chin told <em>Metro</em>.</p><img alt="Taipei's Taiwan. 11th Sep, 2014. A performer rests on a giant leaf of a Victoria during an aquatic plants exhibition at the Shuangxi Park in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1534436454/shuangxi-park-lily-pads-taipei-taiwan-float-LILYFLOAT0818.jpg?itok=plaEkOXq"><p>However, the office is still holding 12 sessions to allow people to sit on the leaves, which began on the morning of Aug. 14. There will also be sessions on Aug. 16, 18, 21, 23, and 25. There will be two open sessions, one beginning at 9 a.m. and one beginning at 2 p.m.,<em> Taiwan News</em> reported. Only up to 60 people will be allowed for each session.</p><p>More information on registering for sessions and visiting the park can be found on the <a href="https://pkl.gov.taipei/News_Content.aspx?n=418B0CCE0787413C&amp;s=4DE3356051584F3E&amp;sms=9D72E82EC16F3E64" target="_blank">event’s website</a>. The website is in Chinese and requires Google Translate for non-speakers.</p>
Categories: Travel

Entrepreneur: How to Deal With Fake Negative Reviews (Infographic)

Business Now Mag - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00
Almost everybody reads online reviews. That's why it's vital to weed out the fakes.
Categories: Business

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

BBC Money News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:58
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
Categories: Money

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

BBC Business News - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:58
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
Categories: Business

Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

BBC Business News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:58
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Business Now Mag - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:58
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
Categories: Business

Enjoy 30% off Stays at This Design-Forward Sleep in Jerusalem

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:16
<p><em>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering exclusive travel discounts as incentive. For the latest deals on hotels, airfare, cruises, and trip packages, visit <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation" target="_blank">travelandleisure.com/operation-vacation</a></em></p><p>Israel: 30 percent off at the <a href="http://www.mamillahotel.com" target="_blank">Mamilla</a> hotel, a Moshe Safdie and Piero Lissoni-designed property in the heart of Jerusalem. Don’t miss the hammam and watsu pool at the pampering spa and the views of the Old City from the rooftop terrace.</p><p>Travel + Leisure Promotion includes:</p>A minimum of three nights in a Residence Suite<p>Original Price: From $810 per night</p><p><strong>T+L Price</strong>: From $567 per night; book now for stays between November 25, 2018 and February 28, 2019.</p><p>Booking details: Call 972.2.5482200 or email the reservations department directly at <a href="mailto:Reservations@AlrovHotels.com">Reservations@AlrovHotels.com</a>. Mention the booking code “TLSUITES” to receive the promotional rates. </p><p>Availability: Blackout dates from December 21, 2018 - January 3, 2019.</p>
Categories: Travel

2019 Ford Taurus

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00
We all forget a thing or two, so perhaps we should forgive Ford for dropping the ball on its full-size sedan. The 2019 Ford Taurus has been around for a while. The current model debuted 10 years ago, and even then its bones were derived from a decade-old Volvo platform. The years have not been kind to the Taurus, which is likely to disappear...
Categories: Property

This River Cruise Company Is Going Adults Only

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 09:22
<p>Sorry, kids. <a href="https://www.vikingcruises.com/" target="_blank">Viking River Cruises</a> are for adults only from now on.</p><p>The cruise line has updated its travel policy, raising the minimum age of travelers from 12 to 18 as of August 1, <a href="https://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/Uniworld-ship-in-France-getting-makeover" target="_blank"><em>Travel Weekly</em> reported</a>. Any customers who have booked before then (regardless of when they depart) but still have family members under 18 will still be able to travel on Viking through the end of 2019.</p><p>Otherwise, passengers must be 18 before their date of departure.</p><p>“Due to the nature of our cruise and travel itineraries, the carrier does not maintain facilities or services on our ships for individuals under the age of 18 years,” the <a href="https://www.vikingcruises.com/terms-conditions/index.html" target="_blank">new policy states</a>.</p><p>The new change comes as a way to create uniformity across all of Viking’s lines — the company’s ocean liners already allows only travelers over 18.</p><p>“Viking has always offered experiences that are designed for travelers who are 50 and older, with interests in history, art, culture and exploration,” Richard Marnell, Viking's senior vice president of marketing, told <em>Travel Weekly</em>. “We had allowed a degree of flexibility in the minimum age for travel, but increasingly our guests have told us how much they appreciate an environment where they can travel without children.”</p><p>Every cruise line has different guidelines on age, so it’s important to check with the company about their age and other policies when booking.</p>
Categories: Travel

Man Steals Plane, Crashes It Into His Own Home

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 08:19
<p>A Utah man died Monday after intentionally flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home. The man’s wife and her son were inside the home at the time of the crash but survived.</p><p><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/13/us/utah-plane-crash/index.html" target="_blank">According to CNN</a>, 47-year-old Duane Youd, the pilot of the plane, had been arrested hours earlier by police in American Fork Canyon, located 35 miles south of Salt Lake City on suspicion of domestic assault.</p><p>“They had been drinking and an argument broke out and he started hitting her and some witnesses called in to police to say a guy was hitting a woman,” said Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval.</p><p>However, Youd was released on bail around 1 a.m. at which time he went back to his home, picked up his belongings, got in his car, and left for the airport. Youd, who was the only person inside the plane, subsequently crashed the aircraft into the home an hour later.</p><p>“[The plane] just got lower and lower,” neighbor Slade Buhler told <a href="https://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/officials-pilot-crashed-plane-into-own-home-after-domestic-violence-incident/1365243867" target="_blank">Good 4 Utah</a>. “All of a sudden a huge ball of orange fire. I couldn't believe it.”</p><p>Youd’s other children were not inside the home, which he owned with his wife. <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/US/pilot-dies-plane-crashes-utah-home-couple-inside/story?id=57152375" target="_blank">ABC reported</a> that he called his children prior to the crash to tell them to “go stay at their mother's house” instead, which they did.</p><p>According to Sandoval, Youd was a licensed pilot who flew professionally for a construction company, which is listed as the owner of the plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is assisting with the investigation.</p>
Categories: Travel

The Best Way To Complete Every 'Fortnite' Time Trial Location

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 08:00
Fortnite's timed trial challenges are actually pretty hard. If you're stuck on Snobby Shores, Lonely Lodge, Retail Row, Tomato Town, the Oasis, the river by Shifty Shaft or the Stone Head by Junk Junction, check here for a guide.
Categories: Business

Kylie Jenner Denies Rumors of Her Not Living Together With Travis Scott

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:59
The makeup mogul reveals that she 'never misses a night' with her rapper boyfriend, with whom she shares daughter Stormi together.
Categories: Celebrity

Cardi B 'Hurt' to Let Bruno Mars Down After Canceling Tour Appearance

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:51
'That s**t really hurts me because I felt like I let Bruno Mars down...,' the 'Bodak Yellow' rapper says after being forced to pull out of the tour after she gave birth to her first child.
Categories: Music

Nick Cannon Thanks 'Mentor' Will Smith for Career Success

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:46
'I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for that guy,' Nick says of the 'Suicide Squad' actor.
Categories: Celebrity

Report: 2 Chainz and Longtime Girlfriend Kesha Ward to Wed This Weekend

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:44
The lovebirds will tie the knot at the old Versace mansion, now known as Villa Casa Casuarina, in front of 75 guests.
Categories: Celebrity

Kanye West and Kid Cudi Debut New Song 'Ghost Town' During Surprise Show

Aces Show Biz News Feed Music - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:42
The musical duo also treat the audience to a rendition of 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' and 'Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1'.
Categories: Music

Dave Bautista 'Thanks' Disney After It Won't Reinstate James Gunn for 'GOTG Vol. 3'

Ace show biz movies - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:40
Read the Drax depicter's sarcastic tweet following the studio's decision not to rehire the director for the third 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie.
Categories: Movies

Selena Gomez Delivers Inspiring Speech About Kidney Transplant at WE Day 2018

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:37
The 'Same Old Love' songstress felt lucky that she had a platform to share her experience during the event, which was aired on ABC.
Categories: Celebrity

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